I'm Going To Chop My Ear Off Any Day Now, Uncle Jesse

Help! Save The Byronic Birthday Man!

A year and a half ago, I cheekily called a favorite blogger, The Byronic Man, my BFF.

We should all take a moment to reflect on how far my PowerPoint skills have come since this.
We should all pause to reflect on how far my PowerPoint skills have come since this.

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, emoticon-glasses. And, ah, sorry about all of this:

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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!”

  1. 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.

    1. 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:

        1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

          1. 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.

  4. 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…

    1. 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.

        1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.”)

            1. 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.)

  5. 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.

        1. 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.

  6. 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):

    1. 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).

        1. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. 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…

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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?

      1. 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.

        1. 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!

          1. 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?

            1. 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.”

              *twirls mustache*

    1. 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/

      1. 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.

  10. 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!

    1. 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!

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