Saturday, December 01, 2007


I got a reminder notice today from the nice folks at

Happy Birthday plawiuk,

today is your birthday and we wish you a day filled with your favourite things, with sunshine and laughter and lots of good cheer.

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We wish you all the best and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.


As if I would forget. And since they asked me to post about my birthday well shucks who could resist. Here is my post..... from last year; Today In History.

Modest ain't I.

And here are two versions of Beatles doing Happy Birthday. I like the second one best. Both are rockin'. The original Happy Birthday song was called Good Morning To You.

Happy Birthday - The Beatles

Birthday by the Beatles
From The White Album


Unfortunately these guys forgot about me;

December 1
Birthdays in History - December 1 Deaths - December 1 Events
And I didn't make the news like these folks.

Today in 1982 Michael Jackson released his autobiographical video;
" I am not like other guys' Narrated by the great Vincent Price. It created the culture of mass music videos.

And of course Birthdays are a pagan celebration.


It is thought the large-scale celebration of birthdays in Europe began with the cult of Mithras, which originated in Persia but was spread by soldiers throughout the Roman Empire. Such celebrations were uncommon previously so practices from other contexts such as the Saturnalia were adapted for birthdays. Because many Roman soldiers took to Mithraism, it had a wide distribution and influence throughout the empire until it was supplanted by Christianity. The Jewish perspective on birthday celebrations is disputed by various rabbis.

Celebration of birthdays is not universal. Some people prefer name day celebrations, and Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate either, considering their origins to be pagan festivals along with Christmas and Easter

And I have that statue of Mithras at home...coincidence? I think not.

Also 'coincidentally' Mithras shares the same birthday as Jesus, as does Krishna and Horus. Since it is the Sun's Birthday.

They are after all Sun Gods.

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And don't forget today is World AIDS Day. I noticed a lot of Harpocrites were not wearing their red ribbons this week neither in the house or while doing interviews on Mike Duffy.

Hmmm.....I guess for them it is still a Gay Disease,

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, chats with Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay as he makes a defence spending announcement onboard HMCS Halifax in Halifax on Thursday July 5, 2007. (CP PHOTO, Andrew Vaughan)

despite evidence to the contrary.

Harper also can focus more attention on AIDS in Canada, where more than 62,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS. New infections are often among young people, especially girls 15 to 19 years old.

But at least one Cabinet Minister was wearing his Red Ribbon...why am I not surprised?

Environment Minister John Baird

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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Eugene!

sassy said...


Happy Birthday. Are you old enough to remember this Happy Birthday song?

Of course I don't expect you to answer that, just to have many happy returns of the day.

eugene plawiuk said...

Thanks Bruce. And Sassy I do remember the Marlyn Monroe song. But not because I am that old, rather because it became a cultural icon for the era of Camelot in Amerika. Thanks for posting the link to it. Classic.