As almost everyone has already mentioned (there are perils to living in one of the last timezones before the dateline), today is P Zed Myers 50th birthday. Some, like Richard Dawkins) have done poems to celebrate the event, but I think a better present from me, given my talents, would be to write no poem – so here it is:
Now that I’ve got that taken care of, I thought I’d join John Lynch in using the opportunity to call people’s attention to an article that is quite possibly PZ’s single greatest bit of writing: The Proper Reverence Due to Those Who Have Gone Before. Take a few minutes to read it. You won’t regret it.