Paul’s 40th Birthday Video

A note from Paul:

So I turn 40 tomorrow. (Hooray for me.) As it turns out, my devious (read: wonderful) wife planned a surprise party for me this past weekend. As part of this celebration, my life partner Storm put together this awesome birthday video for me.

While I’m never very good at sincerity, I genuinely wish to thank all our friends who took part, and the many more who couldn’t but sent their well-wishes. (Hey, Hodgman: still waiting on that pen you promised me) If a man must get a year older every 365 days (give or take), this is the way to do it.

And SUPER-THANKS to Storm, who spent a lot of time assembling this thing. Also: watch your back, Swarthy Stage-Left Man; you’re next.

So please enjoy; it’s about 19 minutes long, but well worth your time if you like funny things.

Thanks, everyone!

– P.

(P.S. Trying this new WordPress 2.9+ “auto-embed” thing; in theory, the video should appear just below this text; let us know if you can’t see it)


  1. Tim Schmelter
    Posted March 9, 2010 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing such an awesome gift! I look forward to never, ever having, seeing, or thinking about again, one of your special figs.

  2. Posted March 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday, Paul!
    Awesome video! It may have scarred me for life, but it did it in the best way possible. You realize you are going to get fig filled panties at your shows now, right?

  3. Posted March 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday, Paul!!
    I’m halfway through my 40s, and I’ve got to say, it’s not as bad as they say. But then again I’ve completely forgotten what my 20s and 30s were like. Now, where’s my truss?

  4. Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Happy birthday! Apparently we have the same birthday! Hilarious video, can’t wait to see you guys back in portland again for w00tstock. It’s going to be a party.

  5. Susanne
    Posted March 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Oh this is so full of win. You’re a lucky man to have such awesome friends. Happy Birthday, Paul! I’ve got Jaffa cakes for you but you’re not getting them until you guys come back to the UK. So there.

    PS: Hot DAMN but @neilhimself is hot.

  6. Posted March 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, happy birthday, Paul! Thank you for sharing this figOh wow I can’t believe I just accidentally typed ‘fig’ when I meant to write ‘giftful’ of secret personal history; I feel like we’re much closer now. How I envy Kim and Greg.

    At the beginning of the song, they imply that Paul does not have balls, and yet, he has rather a large left one. I guess that’s just a small balls-up.

  7. Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Utterly awesome.

    So…do they make fig Jaffa cakes?

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