A year and a half ago, I cheekily called a favorite blogger, The Byronic Man, my BFF.
I thought it was hilarious. To call a blogging acquaintance -whose real name I’d only learned a month earlier- my Best Friend Forever?
Be careful what you wish for, Chipmunks. Since then, The Byronic Man has become not only one of my closest friends, but the people’s choice for Third Husband.
Happy birthday, . And, ah, sorry about all of this:
So what are you waiting for? Quick! Leave links to your favorite meme images and/or birthday well wishes in the comments section below, before we find The Byronic Man opening for Carrot Top!
If you have any trouble posting links in the comments section, feel free to email me your images and I’ll do it for you! Julie.Davidoski@yahoo.com.
To see the first installment of Drunk Girl and Byronic Man, click here.
98 thoughts on “Help! Save The Byronic Birthday Man!”
Now that I’ve lulled B Man into a false sense of security by not linking to his wizard post, let’s get this party started!!
P.S. – Bloggy friends: Don’t worry if your images don’t appear like this when you paste the link – I will work my vicarious wizard magic on them.
I will save him–just wait and I will find my Joan Rivers costume–we will sacrifice her instead–she cannot laugh anymore anyway as her face is too tight
Happy Birthday Byronic Man!
Ha! Nice! And side note – there is a disappointing lack of ‘Joan Rivers memes’ on Google Image search. On the upside, while searching, I found this:
how did you find my picture? That was a bad makeup and hair day and I tripped on the runway to boot
Not to worry. We’ve all been there. I just wish I could get my ‘stache to look as ethereal as yours.
I can tell right now that every comment I try to reply to today is going to wind up in a seemingly random photo reply:
Wow. Um . . . yeah. I’m thinking you’ve traveled past massive consumption of wine, and have started to hit the hard pharmaceuticals, Jules. This is the trippiest thing I’ve ever seen. Although . . . the tinkerbell at the end is truly inspired. But the rest made me feel like I was on a bad trip . . . again.
I don’t know how to do this fancy meme thing (I still don’t even know how to SAY it), so I’m afraid I’m out of this game. Sorry.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, but why is your hair made of snakes?
I can’t believe you suggested the Scrambler. I hate that ride.
Happy Brithday, B-Man!
They’re all terrible. The one that you stand in and the floor goes out? That might be the worst.
The memes you found are all awesome!
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Byronic Man!!!
PS, I admire your skills. This post would have taken me AGES to do!
Thank you, Lilykins! But I find that hard to believe, you Emoticon Goddess, you!
Today, this is my favorite meme.
Happy birthday B-man!!!
EXCELLENT. Thank you for sharing!
I don’t remember how I wormed my way into this space but it’s weird and wonderful. Mostly weird. If you listen to that dog howl about six times, you finally stop laughing. My birthday was yesterday. For real. There are no accidents.
Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ya done made my day with this comment, and it’s so nice to ‘meet’ you. Uncle Jesse says things are about to get real weird.
Also he can’t decide which meme to give you.
Well, I have a dog and we are sworn mortal enemies so if I have a choice in the matter (I so rarely do) I’ll take my friend in the striped tie, even though squirrels seem to be your thing, which I don’t quite get. Yet.
Wait, you and your dog are sworn mortal enemies? Or you and me, because I’m a chipmunk and you’re a dog-lover?
It’s all dog love here, all the time. Wait. That came out wrong. (Oh and I realized I should clarify that that is really my dog in this post, and the one howling in the video, and his name really is Uncle Jesse. …Doesn’t make this post any less weird, does it?)
Squirrels I can take or leave (with the exception of that meme, which is amazing). Chipmunks on the other hand? Fascinating.
We took a vote. It was one vote cat (me), three votes dog (daughters + bride). And because my home is a democracy and not a dictatorship (unless, oddly enough, it’s something I want) we have a dog. They’re so needy. Just like humans.
Oh my! Did it take you the whole year since last birthday to do all those? That’s how long it would have taken me, and they still wouldn’t have looked as good as yours! Happy birthday to him! I never really understand what a meme is, and I don’t mind admitting it, people have tried to explain it to me and failed, can you try? – as they say a question is only as stupid as the person who asks it…or something like that…
Do you know I basically make posts like this for a living now? So B Man is doing me a solid by giving me loads of practice.
After conducting vast, VAST, EXTENSIVE research, I’ve come to conclude that meme = image + words, which must also = funny.
Well why didn’t somebody just explain it that way in the first place! Thank you, got it now 🙂
There’s probably a rich and fascinating history behind it, and ‘meme’ is probably derived from the Latin word for, ah, imagus makus laughicus, but…
Ain’t nobody got time for wikipedia.
This one is fantastic.
I think that one and the Van Gogh one are the best ones I found yesterday. Bar? RAISED.
Wow, this is epic and I’d love some of whatever it is you’re smoking! Happy Birthday, Bman! You’re sort of lucky to have such a lovely wife friend in GJG!
Wow, am I just too high not to realize how weird this post is?
Side note, thank you. Side side note: The kid in these ‘high’ memes is In.Cred.Ible.
Gah, this is hilarious. Slash disturbing.
So… status quo, then.
Happy birthday Byronic!
HA! Very true, very true. And in Google Image searching ‘status quo meme,’ I found the PERFECT MEME! (Especially given that I tag posts like this, “I’m going to chop my ear off any day now.”)
So don’t call me at all because I can’t hear you.
I can’t get this damned thing to fit in the little box, so here.
AWESOME – you win the prize for being the first person to post a link! (I’m able to add some HTML coding to make the picture fit/appear in the comments, which I just did to this.)
Shwew. Thank you. Thank you very… well, you know.
Or, more accurately,
Thang ewww. Thang ewww, verrr much.
Happy birthday, B-man! Like I always say to my husband “Congratulations! for one month, you and I are different ages!”
JD, I cannot get over your skills with this one…the mask on Jesse? The B-man Tinkerbelle? well done!!
I have no meme to share…yet.
Thanks, DP! I feel like I shouldn’t even reply with a meme, because I know you’re going to pull out some magic.
You are the Meme Master….
I should confess I didn’t actually make any of the memes in the comments section. Not even the wizard one. No idea who’s behind that, but boy, they’re ruthless.
I knew I could count on you, DP.
ummm. can ya help a techno-challenged girl out, JD? I posted a link to a meme I am happy to say I created….
DONE! And nicely done!
I love you Jean-Luc; I love you.
This is my absolutely favorite. Happy Birthday to him and Happy Being Awesome Day to you!
Yesssss yes yes a thousand times yes! Oh, Jennie. Super hero ring clink! We’d better be careful, or we’ll break something.
Clink! Let’s *not* be careful, and just pretend we’re bulls in a china shop. MOOO! (Bulls better freaking “moo.”)
We can shop for china all you want, as long as we can get a burger after.
If this dog ever needs a home… I will build one.
That is such an awesomely solemn declaration of love. I’d tell you to guard your heart better, but… this dog is clearly worthy.
Guarding my heart has never been my strong suit… and in some cases that has been a plus.
Yeah, I’m a total faker. Mine’s wide open, too. It’s for the best.
Well it has it’s moments anyways.
BMan’s gonna need some SERIOUS funny to get out of this predicament. Or some clever puns at the very least. For now, I submit this in honor of aging well (I feel like this ALL the time):
I LOVE that someecard, Rache. B Man probably feels his age -which is 89, in case you missed it, but I’m sure you didn’t because you’re sharp like that- when he hangs around me. I feel really bad about that sometimes. I should stop making memes and start helping him prepare his last will and testament (in which I inherit Clancy Pants).
So is a someecard different from a meme? Who feels 89 now? (Me)
Our friends at Wikipedia tell me a meme is far more complicated than I first suspected: “A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.”
I’m thinking this means ‘no’ then, in response to your question.
This is pretty fantastic.
I knew it was your birthday. A little birdie told me so.
Happy Birthday Byonic Man! Don’t go too wild on your birthday, don’t do anything Hernandez would do!
I laughed out loud at the Van Gogh call me maybe one. I do not spend enough time on the Internet to know any memes apparently.
Marta, stay away from the dark [meme] side.
At this rate, I’m going to have to sell half of my earrings. And it’s a real shame, too, because my ears might be the only feature I don’t hate.
Oh! And here’s your meme reply:
Oh and Marta, this one is just ’cause I think, you, specifically, will appreciate it (annnnd I’m done now):
I hope she remembers her first husband’s birthday this month.
I have two pics.
First off, sorry for the delay in getting here! It was my birthday yesterday (I don’t know if you knew that), so I was busy.
Second of all, this is amazing – both in scope & scale (I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever done anything this cool on my blog, ever), and in being incredibly clever and thoughtful.
And memes, eh… hmmm…
Hoo. I think it’s good you were MIA. Not everyone survived last night’s pink beer pong, and Don’s still repairing the ceiling fan. I’m not even going to tell you where Rache and Darla are.
I think you might be onto something with this kayaking.
AHH! Why isn’t the image posting!?
Because you have let your wizarding skills slip, my friend. Never fear. I knew this would happen, and have been preparing thusly.
Aw crap, I forgot to also tell you – the images have to be online first, they can’t be on your desktop. (I see nothing here, so I’m not sure what link you used.) I either loaded pics to my blog media first, or found memes that were already online.
On the upside, I think you’re doing it right, because it’s good that I can’t see any of the HTML tag.
I’m so sorry I missed all the hoopla yesterday but, the thing is, it was B-man’s birthday. I was busy celebrating.
I spent over an hour during a swamped workday trying to figure out, once and for all, what a meme IS and how to make one. I got nothing.
So I decided to rock this old school and just say, “Happy Birthday, B-Man! I hope it was great.”
p.s. Did I leave my special party lampshade at your place?
Pegalicious! I should have known this lamp shade was yours.
How DO you do it? Jules, you the man! (Except that you’re not a man.)
I was trying to craft a meme alluding to the fact that this post shows you are a bat-sh*t crazy genius, but I couldn’t figure it out.
I have to clarify/confess – the only meme I made in the comments section here is the first one, the wizard one. But man. I’m addicted.
Luckily for you, I accept compliments in non-meme form. Thank you!
I was just checking out the make-your-own meme sites, like the one you suggested, and the examples they give stink! How do you find the funny ones?
That’s where you employ YOUR mad genius, Peggles and click ‘make your own’ and upload your own image and add text!
BUT, if you use http://images.google.com and search for anything including the word ‘meme,’ you get some amazing stuff. I suggest starting with “cat meme” or “bear meme” or “animal meme.”
Oh and if you really are interested in making a meme (which, generally speaking, people think of as a pop culture/viral image with text), this is my favorite site: http://quickmeme.com.
Pure gold. I hope to someday meme/cartoon as well as you. A couple favs:
Thank you so much! And OMG, they’re both great. I *love* the hair tie one, HA!
I actually do all of the pictures like the one in this post using PowerPoint. NERD ALERT. I maaaay have done a short video tutorial on it, too, featuring my ever-willing subject, Byronic Man, if you are seriously interested in making images like those (I hate plugging my own blog posts): https://gojulesgo.com/2012/11/28/the-powerpoint-is-its-easy-to-humiliate-your-friends/
Just watched your tutorial perfection. I actually have powerpoint, a working knowledge of it, and no life! This is exciting and possible. Now just need to find a pair of mustache glasses.
I’ve always known that the most incredible blogging work is created when two talented bloggers cooperate. Especially when one of the two bloggers is not even aware he’s being cooperated on.
Anyway, happy birthday to your husband #3!
All I have to say is that Uncle Jesse totally woke up Jack with his singing. That, and Happy Birthday, Byronic Man!
Ha! Aw, I’m sorry, Jack. Uncle Jesse woke Uncle Jesse up every time I played that video.
I hope you had a great birthday Mr. Man.
Man, oh man, Jules. You’ve outdone yourself. Clancy Pants as a Chia pet? I peed a little bit. Happy belated birthday, Byronic Man!
O to the MG, I DIED when I saw the Chia pet pet costume!!
Annnd doth my eyes deceive me? Congratulations are in order for another Freshly Pressed post? I am glad they continue to have such stellar taste!! WOOT! I think I have some leftover beer from Byronic Man’s party; it might not even be skunked. Cheers!
P.S. – You left this comment just as I was adding you to tomorrow’s post (mentioning Tough Mudder)! I wonder if your ears were ringing!
Ahhh! I’m excited about the implications here. Is a Tough Mudder in the cards for you?! I’ll eagerly tune in tomorrow to find out!