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John Picacio
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:06 pm:   

Hey, man --

If memory serves correctly, today's your birthday, I believe!

Happy birthday, man -- we'll celebrate in Boston next week, no doubt.

His Holiness, the great Monkey Six, wishes you joyful tidings as well.
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matthew rossi
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 11:08 pm:   

Dude, you really have to mention these things. I feel bad sending you that plot summary on your B-day.

Ah well. Have a happy.
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Luis
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 12:27 am:   

Oy, happy birthday, Chris! Have a good one! Hell, have the best!

Cheers,
Luís
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 05:58 am:   

Happy belated! We'll have to meet up in Boston so I can hand you issue #7 of Electric Velocipede!

I'll be in the Sheraton bar as much as I can be.

JK
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Lou Anders
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:19 am:   

And Chris will be in the Sheraton bar as much as humanly possible....

Happy Birthday Man!
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Jess Nevins
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:47 am:   

Sorry I won't be at the Con to buy you a round, Chris. Happy birthday!
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:58 am:   

Happy birthday! See you next week. I owe you a drink. (Boy, if you take everybody up on their offers, you're gonna be one soused monkey brain.)

JeffV
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:59 am:   

Mmmmm...monkey brain. Are those different from the brain monkeys that Irvine is complaining about?

JK
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Jen Heddle
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 07:46 am:   

The Sheraton bar? Damn, I am staying at the Marriott. Somehow I must persevere.

Happy Birthday Chris!! See you next week!
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Sean Lackey
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:20 am:   

Well Well, happy birthday Chris. You're in good company. Today's my father's birthday as well. You also share a birthday with the following:

Leonard Bernstein
Justice William J Brennan
Tim Burton
Sean Connery
Elvis Costello
Billy Ray Cyrus
Rob Halford
Monty Hall
Bret Harte
Robert Horry
Walt Kelly
Regis Philbin
Gene Simmons

How's that for a mix?

Sean Lackey
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:23 am:   

Sorry to arrive at the party so late, I've been busy watching Baby Einstein dvds with Georgia in the other room.

Thanks, John. Your memory serves you well. The 25th is indeed my natal day. Oh, and what fun I have planned for it. It's Wednesday, New Comic Day, so I'll be buying a big stack of four-color silliness, and then off to the office, and then... Well, that's pretty much it. Watching the Olympics tonight while eating reheated fajitas. A glamorous life I lead.

Matt - Well, since my birthday didn't begin until midnight last night, the plot was a bit early for a birthday present, but I'll give you a few hours grace. I really dug it!

John - Lou is absolutely correct. I will be at the Sheraton bar as much as the laws of physics and propriety allow. At last year's WFC, I think I left the hotel bar only to sleep and eat, and not always for those.

Jeff - My kung fu is mighty, and my appetities prodigious. I'll take on all offers of drinks, have no doubt.

And to all the other well-wishers, thanks! I'll do my best to have an enjoyable day!
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John Picacio
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:24 am:   

That's got to be one of THE Great Lists of All-Time.

That's awesome -- who woulda thunk it would be so easy to connect Billy Ray Cyrus, Rob Halford, Regis Philbin, Justice Bill Brennan and Chris Roberson?

The mind boggles!!
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:24 am:   

Thanks, Sean. That's a pretty crazy lineup!
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:47 am:   

It sure is. I'm stuck with Lucy Lawless, Eric Idle, and Elle Macpherson.

JK
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Sean Lackey
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 09:17 am:   

Since John started this thread, it's only fair that I mention that Mr. Picacio's birthday is next week during the Boston show. (Sept. 3rd?) Thus far, John may be the only person of any reknown born on that date that I can find. Unless you want to count the guitarist for Thin Lizzy-Eric Bell, Amber Lynn-porn star,Valerie Perrine,Charlie Sheen,Damon Stoudamire,Louis Henri Sullivan-father of Chicago School of Architecture,Mort Walker-artist of Beetle Bailey.

hmmm.

Sean Lackey
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John Picacio
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:05 am:   

Amber Lynn, Ms. Tessmacher, AND Louie Sullivan???

Badness!!!
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Karen Jones
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:52 am:   

Happy Birthday, Chris!
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 11:47 am:   

Thanks Karen. Hey, you going to be in Boston next week? Have I asked you that already? Am I senile already at 34?
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 11:47 am:   

Ms. Tessmacher? Oooh. That brought back memories...
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Karen Jones
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:17 pm:   

Yes, I'll be in Boston and I'll be sure to buy you a drink, if only to distract you from your Halle Berry rant.
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:24 pm:   

Aargh! Damn that Halle Berry!!

(Okay, I'll accept your drink, Karen, but I can't swear the distraction will work...)
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Karen Jones
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:33 pm:   

Clearly, you don't appreciate how important it is that she inspired Revlon to create the HOLY GRAIL lipstick shades for my skin tone.

I say, "Bah!" to your rant, sir.

:: shakes fist ::
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 02:24 pm:   

Hey, Karen, *you* brought her up. I consider myself blameless in this (and in all things).
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 03:32 pm:   

I'm curious. What's the rant? You can go over to my board and post it there if you'd rather.
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 04:22 pm:   

Well, Matt, I'll give you the short version, and you'll have to get me drunk sometime to hear the long form.

In short, my contention is that you don't get to complain about the quality of roles that you're offered when you cash the giant checks. If you build a career going topless and playing the sex symbol, you don't get complain that you aren't being given meaty roles. And you can't bitch that you've been reduced to playing in a superhero movie (X-Men) because there aren't any other roles available to black actresses in Hollywood, and then try to launch your own superhero movie franchise (Catwoman) once you've built a following. If you want only to get quality dramatic roles, only *accept* quality dramatic roles; conversely, if you're in it for the money, take whatever you're offered and like it.

Well, okay, that's the *shortish* version of the rant, but we've drifted a bit far from my birthday well-wishes, so I'll stop here. Believe me, though, when I get riled up and have a couple of drinks in me, this rant gets much, much more viscious.
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matthew rossi
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:46 pm:   

God damn. Now I HAVE to go to a convention at some point just to get you drunk and hear this.

And yeah, keep it positive on the B-Day. I can relate.

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