View Full Version : Happy Birthday, William Haskins!

02-13-2009, 04:04 PM
Hope the day is amusing, if not full-on pleasant.

(I didn't know if he'd go for much more than that. Don't want to alarm the shy, wild Haskins. They startle so easily.)

02-13-2009, 04:07 PM
Happy Birthday, William. Thanks for being you. I hope you enjoy your day.

02-13-2009, 04:18 PM
*makes note to pop out from cake clutching a republican, and a democrat*


Oh come on! You KNOW Haskins would find that funny...and then start a softcore...er...don't take that outa context...thread with something witty that would get everyone heated up........

yanno...no matter how I word that...it just keeps sounding more and more filthy!


02-13-2009, 04:26 PM
Happy birthday William. You'll be honored to know you share a birthday with my cousin, Tom, who is a great guy and if there's anything at all to that astrology bullshit, well, then you are too!;)

(Just kidding - we all know you are)

02-13-2009, 04:39 PM
there are far too many capital letters in this thread.

happy birthday.

02-13-2009, 04:43 PM
We're talkin' Haskins here.
Capital letters are a MUST.

Uh hem...so is a white flag, a soap box, and if THAT fails, a naked SpongeBob.

Don't ask.
Ye' DON'T wanna know!

Wayne K
02-13-2009, 04:47 PM
:Soapbox: Here's the soapbox. HAPPY BIRFDAY!!

02-13-2009, 04:50 PM
happy birthday to a dude
who sometimes likes to change his mood,
from politics to sex and food
he's got his own damn attitude.

(I was gonna put a smiley but, it IS your birthday so I'll restrain myself)

02-13-2009, 04:56 PM
happy birthday.

02-13-2009, 05:10 PM
This is too weird. Remember those few times I've jokingly accused of you being my brother writing here under a different name? Well, it's my brother's birthday today too. Seriously, it's a bit disturbing, as any good birthday should be.

Have fun!

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ebexcYd6er40AM:http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/desotojay/skeleton_cake_flames_hg_clr.gif (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/desotojay/skeleton_cake_flames_hg_clr.gif&imgrefurl=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Duser.viewProfile%26friend ID%3D48050190&usg=__fL6Z2gCtbQfJIyS-biTdfqwwQ20=&h=350&w=223&sz=206&hl=en&start=4&sig2=C6z5XhP-gCekhfiJnzT6-A&tbnid=ebexcYd6er40AM:&tbnh=120&tbnw=76&ei=IHGVSfC8JZbGtgfCy7i1Cw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dskeleton%2Bcake%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4 ADBF_enUS303US303)

02-13-2009, 05:11 PM
By the way, people, let's remember today is Friday, the thirteenth.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

02-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Happy Birthday, WIlliam.

02-13-2009, 05:28 PM
happy birthday, wh. (normally a smilie would go here)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-13-2009, 05:29 PM
happy lowercase birthday to you...
happy lowercase birthday to you...
happy lowercase birthday, dear william...
happy lowercase birthday to you!


02-13-2009, 05:53 PM
Happy Birthday!

Eat some cake, you're all skin and bones as it is (well, actually, just bones, I think).

02-13-2009, 06:02 PM
happy birthday, haskins! (skipping the usual smileys in your honor)

02-13-2009, 06:03 PM
happy birthday - many more!

02-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Wow....seems just like the other day that you had one of these....

:partyguy: HAPPY B-DAY :partyguy:

02-13-2009, 06:11 PM


02-13-2009, 06:16 PM
:partyguy::partyguy::partyguy::partyguy::partyguy: :partyguy:
happiest of birthdays to you, william,
here's hopin' it's the best one ever!

02-13-2009, 07:20 PM
Happy B-day. :Cake:! :)

02-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Happy Birthday, Sir.

02-13-2009, 07:33 PM
Happy Birthday :-)

02-13-2009, 07:35 PM
Happy birthday, William.

I couldn't think of what to get you, so I thought I'd ressurrect a classic for you. Even though it's a little out-dated now, It's still a moment of fun. Have a great year!

Poseurs Bleeding: A Sonnet in Homage to William Haskins
by Celina Summers

Sing to me of Iran’s serious threats
That gravely submit, in succumbing rest
Which prey’d upon thoughts of fevered debts
Devouring the core of his mocking test.

When enlightenment dawns upon the slew
Of storm-eyed fanatics, they leap to cry:
“Your premise is faulty! It isn’t true!”
Then grumble, descend into pain, and sigh.

Irony flung, sharp edge of incision;
Wielded by Haskins with impious might
Can sever all shelter from derision
Sending the prodigals into sham’d flight.

When you quote him, use inverted comma
For our ‘hope’ for ‘change’-- Barack Obama.

02-13-2009, 07:38 PM
Happy Birthday Haskins! :D

02-13-2009, 07:42 PM
it's no coincidence that your bday is so close to valentine's day.

have a great one!

02-13-2009, 07:55 PM
Happy Birthday, Haskins. :)

02-13-2009, 08:00 PM
Happy Birthday William and, as always, thank you for the inspiration and motivation you provide many of us, including me.

Kate Thornton
02-13-2009, 08:07 PM
timid leaves fluttered
caressing the happy dawn
the day you were born

happy birthday, Mr. Haskins - you are a joy and a delight.

02-13-2009, 08:10 PM
HAPPY Birthday, Haskins! Hope the sun is shining where you are. :Sun:

02-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Happy Birthday!

02-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Happy birthday to a literary really good person who is you, William. Since it's your birthday you don't need to rep me a smilie this time (although it would seem weird to NOT have you rep me a smilie.)

William Haskins
02-13-2009, 08:40 PM
thank you all for your kind wishes.

02-13-2009, 08:46 PM
some quotes for your birthday:

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. --Galileo Galilei

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain

Lili von Shtupp: Here I stand, the goddess of desire / Set men on fire / I have this power. / Morning, noon, and night, it's dwink and dancing / Some quick womancing / And then a shower. / Stage door Johnnies constantly suwwound me / They always hound me, with one wequest. / Who can satisfy their lustful habits? / I'm not a wabbit. / I need some we... [Takes a breath]... est.

That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone:
Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
- Dorothy Parker,

Coda (Dorothy Parker)
There's little in taking or giving,
There's little in water or wine;
This living, this living, this living
Was never a project of mine.
Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is
The gain of the one at the top,
For art is a form of catharsis,
And love is a permanent flop,
And work is the province of cattle,
And rest's for a clam in a shell,
So I'm thinking of throwing the battle-
Would you kindly direct me to hell?

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau

Trixie Delight: Just this once let Miss Trixie sit up front with her big tits.

True friends stab you in the front. ~Oscar Wilde

Elizabeth to the monster: Oh. Where you going?... Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Oh... I think I love him.

There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. --Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
--W. Somerset Maugham

Happy Birthday!

02-13-2009, 08:52 PM
one year closer to the brink,

enjoy it while you can

at least you often make us think

you interesting man.

02-13-2009, 09:30 PM
A very happy birthday, William.

02-13-2009, 09:32 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/bday.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

02-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Happy birthday, William!

I made you a venison cake. It's a little gamey...

02-13-2009, 09:52 PM

02-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, gamey...

Happy Day! :)

02-13-2009, 10:02 PM
Yes, you are little gamey too. May have to change my sig...

DL Hegel
02-13-2009, 10:18 PM
Happy bday William Haskins--have an awesome one!

02-13-2009, 10:36 PM
Happy Birthday!!

Jean Marie
02-13-2009, 10:40 PM
thank you all for your kind wishes.
Hmm, I thought all this nicey, nice stuff would be making you rather ill by now. No. Interesting.

What if I tried to give you a hug? Ah, that would be pushing it. Gotcha.

Ok, then, I'll just stick w/ a regular old Happy Birthday minus the smilies. Don't want to push my luck on your, um special day.

Call your mother.

02-13-2009, 10:45 PM
Have a great day, William.

02-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Happy birthday!

02-14-2009, 01:00 AM

02-14-2009, 01:06 AM
many happy returns of the day.

02-14-2009, 01:14 AM
Another year subtracted from your life. Oh joy!

Have a great day and weekend and year.

William Haskins
02-14-2009, 01:24 AM
Another year subtracted from your life. Oh joy!

shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

02-14-2009, 01:34 AM

02-14-2009, 01:52 AM
Best Wishes.

02-14-2009, 03:17 AM
I didn't know Haskins was born on Friday the 13th.

Happy Birthday, William.

Jersey Chick
02-14-2009, 03:30 AM
Happy Birthday!

02-14-2009, 03:35 AM
Happy birthday, William, and hope the next year is one of your best!

JJ Cooper
02-14-2009, 03:36 AM
Happy Birthday.


Beach Bunny
02-14-2009, 04:34 AM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/bday_explosion.gif http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/bday_large.gif http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/bday_explosion.gif

It's hard to believe that we were both born under the sign of Aquarius. Proof positive that there is something wonky with astrological forecasts. ;)

Alan Yee
02-14-2009, 05:37 AM
Happy Birthday, dude.

02-14-2009, 05:38 AM
Enjoy the day, William Haskins! Look forward to reading your stuff on the boards for years to come.

02-14-2009, 05:50 AM
Happy birthday!

Little Red Barn
02-14-2009, 06:00 AM
A very merry Birthday, sir William!

02-14-2009, 06:34 AM
Wow, missed this all day. Hope you've had a happy birthday, friend.

John Paton
02-14-2009, 06:49 AM
avva goodie big bad bill !! ;)

02-14-2009, 07:19 AM
Happy B-day, Mr. Haskins

02-14-2009, 07:37 AM
happy birthday mr. haskins. i'm loading this post with festive emoticons, but only the pure in heart can see them. well, them and the undead, but the undead spend more time in "take it outside" than here.

Don Allen
02-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Fuck off Bill...

on your birthday that is,,, hate being called Bill don't you. I'l bet Billy drives you fucken nuts........

Have a drink of that fancy kentucky sipping whiskey on me, and be thankful your name ain't Rich............happy b-day....

02-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Many belated happies, William. I hope you had a good one.

02-14-2009, 02:20 PM
Happy birthday, William. I broke my self-imposed exile to offer a quick thanks for your birth. Can anyone beat the rep message you received: 'Up you're's'' for a birthday gift?

Never, I think. That's one, from a writer's website, which will just keep giving and giving and giving. Oh, man, I hope you got that one and not KTC.

Hell, if KTC did get it, you can always say it was intended for you.

At any rate, happiest of celebrations to ya, and up you're's.

William Haskins
02-14-2009, 06:49 PM
just a note to to express my appreciation again.

it was a rough day on the heels of a rough week, but you all brightened it considerably.

thank you.