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With the Happy and the Birthday and the Cake and the Hey, Hey, Hey!

And a happy (slightly belated — at least, on the East Coast and everywhere else in the world) birthday to Matt Groening, our very favorite Portland ex-pat and creator of some TV cartoon show no one's ever heard of. (Certainly not this correspondent!)

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One Response to "With the Happy and the Birthday and the Cake and the Hey, Hey, Hey!"

    Dave February 15th, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Groening, it's your birthday
    Happy birthday, Groening...

    Meditations on Turning Eight, by Lisa Simpson

    I had a cat named Snowball --
    She died! She died!
    Mom said she was sleeping --
    She lied! She lied!
    Why oh why is my cat dead?
    Couldn't that Chrysler hit me instead?

    I had a hamster named Snuffy --
    He died...

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