High Mileage, And Out Of Warranty

I’m sixty-one today. That’s getting on a bit, but fortunately I have the body of a twenty-five-year-old. (It’s in the trunk of my car, if you’d like to have a look.)

As always, we extend natal salutations to: Guy Fawkes, Thomas Jefferson, F.W. Woolworth, James Ensor, Butch Cassidy, Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, Robert Watson-Watt, Samuel Beckett, Harold Stassen, Stanislaw Ulam, Eudora Welty, Howard Keel, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Ken Nordine, Don Adams, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Seamus Heaney, Paul Sorvino, Jack Casady, Tony Dow, Lowell George, Al Green, Ron Perlman, Christopher Hitchens, Max Weinberg, and Garry Kasparov.

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  1. Thomas says

    You’re in (mostly) distinguished company. Unfortunately I share my birthday with Richard Nixon and Joan (shut up and sing) Baez.

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    Happy Birthday! I share my date with the late Pope John Paul II and singer George Straight. Maybe more. That’s quite a bit of pressure all ready.

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Bill says

    Happy Birthday. I don’t know who I share my birthday with. I guess I am selfish.

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Is there a corresponding mind in the glove compartment?


    Many happy returns!

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm | Permalink
  5. Jason says

    Happy birthday Mr. Pollack. Sorry I don’t comment more, but I read your threads regularly and enjoy them. You should treat yourself to a good book; one I’ve enjoyed recently is Reformations by Carlos Eire, about the various Protestant and Catholic Reformations (often historians now use the plural rather than the singular to refer to that epoch).

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  6. JK says

    Wha … no salutation for Ta-Nehisi Coates who Malcolm you must recall is “the greatest writer of the last several centuries”?

    Oh yeah I forget, September …

    Still, Happy Birthday!

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
  7. JK says

    I couldn’t find what you’d asked for – outta stock they said.

    So …

    Posted April 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  8. Tina says

    Happy Birthday! May God bless you in the coming year!

    April is one of our family’s “major birthday months”…. April produces good people. :-)

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  9. Happy Birthday, Malcolm!

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm | Permalink
  10. Malcolm says

    Thanks all!

    Posted April 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Permalink