Happy Birthday to PZ–from EneMan!

A little bird told me that today is PZ Myers‘ birthday and instigated a little blog birthday party for him among various science bloggers. I wondered how I might send my wishes to him for a happy birthday or whom I might invite.

Then it came to me. There was only one entity, one creature appropriate to the task, one being who hasn’t been heard from on this blog in a while. Indeed, he hasn’t been heard from since I made the move to ScienceBlogs.

Yes, you have to look below the fold to see it:

EneMan 2004-08
EneMan says: “Happy Birthday, PZ!”

(Who else could it be, but that tireless defender of colon health, that caped colon crusader, that happy-go-lucky guy with the hat whose function you really don’t want to think about too closely and who seems way too happy in his work, given what that work is? Who better to convey birthday wishes than EneMan? And if PZ is perplexed, I would point out that it could just as easily been the Hitler Zombie.)

Once again, for those of you late to the EneMan phenomenon, those of you who may have just joined us here after I started at ScienceBlogs, here’s a record of every appearance of EneMan since the very beginning:

And our high colonic crusader hasn’t even made his March appearance yet. Oh yes, I haven’t forgotten.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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