9 March 2008

A very British happy birthday from the land of Darwin

and all at The Beagle Project to PZ Myers. PZ is a great supporter of the Project, and if you're a reader here, you're probably a Pharyngulite so I won't bother to list his many virtues. So here's the most British of happy birthdays, courtesy of Winnie the Pooh. It is Eeyore's birthday, and Pooh, being a bear of very little brain and unable to write, goes to Owl for help. Owl hoots a big game, but ain't all he's cracked up to be:
Owl licked the end of his pencil and wondered how to spell 'birthday'.

'Can you read, Pooh?' he asked, a little anxiously. 'There's a notice about knocking and ringing outside my door, which Christopher Robin wrote. Could you read it?'

'Christopher Robin told me what it said and then I could,' said Pooh.

'Well, I'll tell you what this says, and then you'll be able to.' So Owl wrote, and this is what he wrote...


Pooh looked on admiringly.
So, PZ, I know you're spending it quietly, but HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHUDY from all here, and keep goring them creationist oxen.

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