58 laps down, ? to go. …

Once again The Associated Press has failed to mention my birthday in “Today In History,” though they have taken the time to mention hacks like Anthony Lewis (85), Michael York (70) and Quentin Tarantino (49). Between these gomers and the Pulitzer people I’m starting to get seriously pissed off.

Other noxious lowlights of the day, for those of you disinclined to click links:

• Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted what we now call Florida, and don’t we wish he hadn’t?

• Milton Berle died of colon cancer in Los Angeles.

• Marlon Brando declined the Oscar for best actor, awarded for his role as Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”

• And March Madness was born in 1939, just days after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia. A coincidence? I think not.

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21 Responses to “58 laps down, ? to go. …”

  1. Sharon Says:

    “Happy, happy, and more happy. And if that doesn’t work, snarky, snarky and more snarky – in a fun and funny way for many more moons to come.

  2. Chris Says:

    Happy Birthday, you cranky old bastard.

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Buon compleanno from here in Sicily. As they say, “the weather is here, wish you were beautiful.”

  4. weaksides Says:

    Happy barfday Patrick…have a drink or five of Bushmills on me.

  5. Jeff Cozad Says:

    Merry Irascible Old Dude Day… I found you a present in case you become at a loss “words”.


  6. swellschultz Says:

    Best on you, Patrick.

  7. khalspencer Says:

    Lá breithe shona duit, Patrick (assuming I have not been suckered in by the Hungarian Phrase Book)

    I’ll lift a cold one to your continued existence when I get home tonight.

  8. bromasi Says:

    have a cool one on me, just send me the bill.

  9. john Says:

    Happy birthday!

  10. Libby Says:

    Happy Birthday! All the best!

  11. veloben Says:

    Mazel Tov and Happy Birthday, but hey you haven’t lapped me yet! I’ll toast to your and Herself’s health tonight.

  12. Debby Says:

    Happy Birthday, Patrick! Best wishes for many more.

    I’m a March Baby too. Just had my birthday last week.

  13. High Plains Drifters Says:

    Congrats on yet another successful 365.256363 day, half-a-billion mile, 60k mph lap around the big ball of fire. 

  14. Grumbly Old Guy Says:

    May you have many more precessions rotations and revolutions

    A celebratory beer with a side of aroz con pollo has been consumed in your honor.

    Safety third.
    Ride hard ride, fast, take chances
    Eat dessert first. Life is uncertain


  15. Ira Says:

    Happy Birthday OG!

  16. Ryan Says:

    Happy Birthday Dog!

  17. khalspencer Says:

    Awfully quiet on the Dogpatch Front today. Did Patrick survive the hangover?

  18. swellschultz Says:

    I sense a disturbance in the DogForce, as if millions of brain cells are crying out in pain.

  19. Boz Says:

    Happy (belated) birthday O’G. Live long and prosper, just to prove it can be done!

  20. Croaker Says:

    58 laps well happy birthday and remember the Jameson.

    Funny how I turned 58 a day before you and yesterday I rode in my first race ever after four decades of cycling. Nothing like a little suffering on a Mountain bike to make you thankful for a little coffee with a lot of Whiskey. (three fingers of coffee, five Mississippi’s of cheap whiskey and a shot of Irish Cream for color)

    Next race I’ll wear my FAT Jersey (and thanks for all your work)

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