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Happy Birthday

It's 10th August 2001, the Halfbakery's 2nd birthday
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Happy Birthday to the HalfBakery, our chief bakesperson Jutta, and all those who have devoted their lives to adding new ideas and annotations.
hippo, Aug 10 2001

Chez Monitor http://web.archive....idea/Chez_20Monitor
See Jutta's annotation [hippo, Aug 10 2001, last modified Aug 07 2009]

Floating Birthday Candles http://www.halfbake...0Birthday_20Candles
for those who prefer beer. (sorry about the shameless self-publicity) [st3f, Aug 10 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ Just for your amusement. [jutta, Aug 10 2009]

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       Maybe we should get the stuff together for a party. I'll bring the ...(see link)
st3f, Aug 10 2001
  

       Awww. Thanks!
jutta, Aug 10 2001
  

       Shouldn't that be the 4th halfbirthday?
angel, Aug 10 2001
  

       Half my bread is missing, so let them eat cake.
beauxeault, Aug 10 2001
  

       Everybody, sing!   

       "Half a birthday to you,
Half a birthday to you!
Half a birthday, dear Halfbakery,
Half a birthday to you!"
PotatoStew, Aug 10 2001
  

       Strange but true, it's also my farm's jockey's birthday...so as I read this, having just logged on today, I am eating cake with frosting and a horse on it.   

       Fortunately, the cake is not halfbaked so it it not half-bad although the frosting could do with half the sugar......   

       Croissant for the b-day of the 1/2 B, a big "thank you" to Jutta for giving us this slice of life, and a piece of cake to [hippo] for noticing and bringing this to our attention.
Susen, Aug 10 2001
  

       <snicker>
Susen, Aug 10 2001
  

       Happy birthday halfbakery and congratulations jutta on a job more than half done. Although its actually now the 11th (hey! it was a choice between logging on or drinking more beer. Some of us have a sense of priorities you know.)
DrBob, Aug 10 2001
  

       ::::::::applause and croissants for all:::::::::::::
El Pedanto, Aug 10 2001
  

       Halfy Birthday To you
Halfy Birthday To You
Halfy Birthday Dear .5Bakery...
Halfy Birthday to yoooooou...
  

       Susen, shouldn't that be 'whicker'?
StarChaser, Aug 11 2001
  

       or (s)nicker..... I think horses whinney, neigh, and nicker.....as well as snort, trumpet, and blow.....   

       UB....really small horse...actually made out of plastic....about 1 hand high.   

       (Funny, when I told the lady at the Dairy Queen that I wanted an ice cream cake with a horse on it, she didn't give me all this trouble! At least El Pedanto isn't teasing me!)
Susen, Aug 11 2001
  

       (Belated) happy 1/2 Bday to bakery and bakeperson alike.
Dog Ed, Aug 13 2001
  

       Better late than never.   

       Outstanding job, [jutta].
phoenix, Sep 04 2001
  

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Oops - I was sunning myself by a pool in Italy this year on 10th August, and failed to mark the occasion.
Belated birthday cheer to the Halfbakery!
hippo, Aug 27 2002
  

       What Dog Ed said (last time round) - cheers dear Bakesperson.
po, Aug 27 2002
  

       So the birth of HB has been revealed to us newbies: 8/10/99. Thanks, all (tear) for making it all possible, especially, our dear queen, [jutta].   

       ...any stale cake left for me?
XSarenkaX, Aug 27 2002
  

       Happy 17 day late Halfbakery 3rd birthday!
BinaryCookies, Aug 27 2002
  

       Happy third birthday Halfbakery. Thanks jutta for making it happen (and sticking with it for three years).
madradish, Aug 27 2002
  

       Thoroughly Babelfished Happy birthday song:   

       The commemoration day when it is valuable inside you in the place where the bakery is happy this line luck percentage L time of it at the time of the L it will be happy inside you commemoration day, commemoration day, the flag nyem one it is happy inside you and in the place
RayfordSteele, Aug 27 2002
  

       We should be able to vote each year on this one.
angel, Aug 28 2002
  

       Belated happy birthday wishes to the halfbakery (dear god I'm insane I'm, wishing well to a website), and congratulations [jutta] for managing to stave off madness all these years.
kaz, Aug 28 2002
  

       The HB has the same birthday as my mother. This is great - if I'm still wasting, sorry, *spending* time here in a year at least I won't forget her birthday. Or at least I'll find out I've forgotten it on the day. Actually, I only noticed this thread 17 days after it was posted...   

       Oh well, it would be an improvement anyway.   

       Congrats [jutta] - your baby is now entering its third year. There's something beautifully circular in the way that the HB is the best idea of all time.
sild, Aug 28 2002
  

       Hurray! Tomorrow marks my half-birthday on the halfbakery - 6 months already!
modular, Dec 17 2003
  

       15th? same as no 1 son. happy birthday Rods
po, Dec 17 2003
  

       Hippo Barfday, Tiger!
k_sra, Dec 17 2003
  

       I've yet to see Mr Branagh come up with the kind of amazing stuff that you have, [Rods] - maybe he's a late developer.
PeterSilly, Dec 18 2003
  

       HBD!
sartep, Dec 18 2003
  

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Posting this slightly early (not that early though if you live in NZ) as I'll forget otherwise:

Happy 5th Birthday!
hippo, Aug 09 2004
  

       Hip, Hippo, Hooray! (or "Hurrah!", depending upon your age, sex, land of origin, and literary predilection)
jurist, Aug 09 2004
  

       Now the 10th, at least here. Happy birthday bakery!   

       (Well remembered hippo. Do you have this marked on a calendar or something?)
RobertKidney, Aug 09 2004
  

       Excellent Half-Birthday Cake graphic.
hippo, Aug 10 2004
  

       Happy birthday HB! Thankyou Jutta! Having only found you a few short months ago and still being unable to keep up with the influx of new ideas, I am aghast at having to recap five years of input.
wagster, Aug 10 2004
  

       Ahh..lets see who can blow out the virtual candles!"Oh and thanks Jutta"
skinflaps, Aug 10 2004
  

       Nice cake. Don't know who ate half of it though <looks at ceiling and whistles> Well done Jutta.
Fishrat, Aug 10 2004
  

       Happy anniversary hb. Thanks & congratulations to jutta.
po, Aug 10 2004
  

       Happy 5th birthday! Top piece of cake for top, top corner of the Interweb.   

       (Does the 'bakery go to elementary/primary school this year?)
Jinbish, Aug 10 2004
  

       HB HB
Many thanks to the bakesperson and all the moderators.
gnomethang, Aug 10 2004
  

       Mmmmm! Cake!

Many thanks for all your efforts jutta. Put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea as a reward.
DrBob, Aug 10 2004
  

       Five years without a price bump or cost of living adjustment to the prix fixe menu. This must be the best bargain on the internet! For all you have created and so selflessly continue to give, thank you, Jutta.
jurist, Aug 10 2004
  

       Happy Birthday HB, and a big slice of cake for the Bakesperson and moderators.
spacemoggy, Aug 10 2004
  

       <wonders what jutta's birthday wish would be>
Thank you, jutta and the moderators.
calum, Aug 10 2004
  

       Thank you very much to Jutta and all her helpers. I've only arrived recently, but now find it hard to imagine life without the halfbakery. I love this place. Thanks again. Many happy returns.
Ichthus, Aug 10 2004
  

       what Ich. said.
dentworth, Aug 10 2004
  

      
Thanks for the cake, Jutta. Who sucked the middle out of my piece?
lintkeeper2, Aug 10 2004
  

       Cupcake! Yummy-cute!
Happy boithday! ;)
XSarenkaX, Aug 10 2004
  

       is it me or that everytime I look at that cake another bitesize piece has gone?
po, Aug 10 2004
  

       It's you, po - it's always you.
Ichthus, Aug 10 2004
  

       I thought the two-and-a-half candles was a nice Halfbaked touch.
lostdog, Aug 10 2004
  

       [lostdog] Nice. Actually I still can't work out whether it's a cleverly photoshopped photo or a drawing.
hippo, Aug 11 2004
  

       HB, HB!
xaviergisz, Aug 10 2006
  

       HBday, and thank you, Jutta, for a great deal of fun.
normzone, Aug 11 2006
  

       Huzzah!
Huzzah!
Huzzah!
Three cheers for the Halfbakery, and to Jutta, its most obedient slave and master.
  

       ... An oasis of intense frivolity, dedicated to imagining the almost-possible!
csea, Aug 11 2006
  

       Doh! A day late...again!
DrBob, Aug 11 2006
  

       It's quite a few days for me... 8th Aug: my halfbirthday, 9th Aug: my birthday, 10th Aug: The Bakery's birthday. I'm all partied out.
wagster, Aug 11 2006
  

       +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
xandram, Aug 11 2006
  

       It's that time again - Happy birthday everyone!
hippo, Aug 10 2007
  

       This reminds me...   

       Happy birthday by the way!
theleopard, Aug 10 2007
  

       Happy Bakery!
skinflaps, Aug 10 2007
  

       Yaay! Made it on time this year. Happy Birthday 'bakery!
DrBob, Aug 10 2007
  

       oh, look! here we are again. i just made it back in time. <throws {biodegradeable} confetti>   

       thanks, [jutta].
k_sra, Aug 10 2007
  

       Oooo. Happy Birthday!
Jinbish, Aug 10 2007
  

       happy birthday, hb.
po, Aug 10 2007
  

       [Blows noisemaker] *toot* Wow, eight years. Thanks for sticking it out this long!
jutta, Aug 10 2007
  

       Coincidentally, I joined the 'bakery three years ago today. That means that in two years I will have been a member for half of it's existence. Keep on baking everyone!
wagster, Aug 10 2007
  

       Eight years! That is what, a century in internet time?
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 10 2007
  

       //Thanks for sticking it out this long!//
No, thank *you*!
calum, Aug 10 2007
  

       Custard cake anyone?
hidden truths, Aug 10 2007
  

       oh, there you are, [hidden_truths]. i didn't see you standing back there...
k_sra, Aug 10 2007
  

       Thank you all, my extended half family.
normzone, Aug 10 2007
  

       What [normzone] just said. Happy Birthday HB, and cheers, half-bakers, for all the doses of illumination, inspiration and insanity you've provided over the past year!
imaginality, Aug 10 2007
  

       isn't [imaginality] and all our new friends just gorgeous
po, Aug 10 2007
  

       HB to the HB. Many half-y returns to Jutta, and to all the rest of you who make this place what it is!
lostdog, Aug 10 2007
  

       woof! write soon.
po, Aug 10 2007
  

       Happy b-day 'Bakery. I wonder why noone has posted a happy half-birthday idea on February 10th... Hmm...
acurafan07, Aug 10 2007
  

       // I wonder why noone //
There's a kind of hush...
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 10 2007
  

       Many halfy returns!
csea, Aug 10 2007
  

       I won't have access to the internet on Monday so I thought that I'd get in first with a special 10th Anniversary, great big hug for jutta and the halfbakery! SURPRISE! (sp: corrected)
DrBob, Aug 07 2009
  

       (sp. "SURPRISE")

Wow - 10 years.
hippo, Aug 07 2009
  

       10 years! happy birthday hb.
po, Aug 07 2009
  

       Happy 10th Birthday & thanks for being the Halfbakery!
afinehowdoyoudo, Aug 07 2009
  

       Wow - so Jutta's only ten now!
xenzag, Aug 07 2009
  

       Apparently, the HB and I share a birthday.   

       Here I was thinking this was meant for me. :)   

       craziness.
ericscottf, Aug 07 2009
  

       //I won't have access to the internet on Monday //
You *will* survive - just be strong.
coprocephalous, Aug 07 2009
  

       Will there be hats and jelly?
Dub, Aug 07 2009
  

       Happy 10th Birthday!
hippo, Aug 10 2009
  

       ah yes, here we are: tinfoil birthday hat, inflatable walrus, blow-dart kazoo...   

       Happy Birthday HB:   

       a mime has been stuffed and mounted just for you.   

       thankyou Jutta
FlyingToaster, Aug 10 2009
  

       10 years! Thank you, jutta.
calum, Aug 10 2009
  

       Decadance
Ian Tindale, Aug 10 2009
  

       Half a score years ago our bakesperson brought forth on this interweb a new community, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all half-baked ideas are created equal.   

       We are simply not worthy.   

       Thanks [jutta].
coprocephalous, Aug 10 2009
  

       Happy 10th Birthday Halfbakery - what an achievement!
zen_tom, Aug 10 2009
  

       Wa-Hoo!   

       HB HB!
Jinbish, Aug 10 2009
  

       Hippy Bathday hb!
skinflaps, Aug 10 2009
  

       nice cake [bigsleep]
po, Aug 10 2009
  

       yay! big 10 Happy birthday H'b'y
dentworth, Aug 10 2009
  

       birthday bun [+]
jaksplat, Aug 10 2009
  

       "'Space Command to Zoom, all systems are go for your message to the Halfbakery...'   

       'Hey Bakery, it's your birthday, I'm in charge of the stars and I'm hear to say Hey Bakery, you're the big star today! My name is Zoom and I live on the moon, and I came down to earth just to sing you this tune...'"
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2009
  

       !Happy Birthday!
Keep up the good work everyone and Thanks once again, Jutta!
gnomethang, Aug 10 2009
  

       We need ten candles alit, atop the croissant.
Wow, 10 years of fun, education, distraction,
romance, sadness, bewilderment, befuddlement,
bemusment, loss, and all around love...
  

       Thank you jutta, thank you so much.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2009
  

       (sniff) 10 years old already...
They grow up so fast, the little ones...
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2009
  

       Amazing! I sometimes wonder if the HB will be around in a century's time, or what could bring it to an end, and whether some day when we're all dead and gone, our ideas and annos will stay here as a monument to us all. That's already happened to some of us, of course.
nineteenthly, Aug 10 2009
  

       Thanks yet again, [jutta], for all the fun.
normzone, Aug 10 2009
  

       Ha! I'd completely forgotten about this one. Thanks all for the virtual cake (oooh, I'm virtually full!) and the wishes. I hope some of your ideas get built, or at least fail in memorable ways.   

       [blows out candles] Yay!
jutta, Aug 10 2009
  

       //or at least fail in memorable ways.// Exactly the encouraging words my dear old ma used to say...
blissmiss, Aug 11 2009
  

       It's my half-birthday today! 3 half-years old! Hooray!
theleopard, Oct 11 2009
  

       But you look so young...(Happy half day, halfbaker.)
blissmiss, Oct 11 2009
  

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Is everyone baking cakes to celebrate the Halfbakery's 15th birthday, which is in less than a week?
hippo, Aug 05 2014
  

       Happy halfbirthday bakery.
mitxela, Aug 09 2014
  

       It's the 10th somewhere, so Happy Birthday halfbakery. May you shine for many years to come. And thank you jutta, for keeping the bakery going after all these years.
blissmiss, Aug 09 2014
  

       Here's to halfbakers left behind. Happy birthday.
Voice, Aug 09 2014
  

       A very happy halfcakery to everyone, especially [jutta]
po, Aug 10 2014
  

       Happybake birth halfyday!
Halfbirthery bakeyday hap!
Bakebirthhalf happyday!
Happy birthday halfbakery! Finally got it right!
Thankyou to [jutta] and all the others who make this mad place, our place.
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2014
  

       hb hb
xandram, Aug 10 2014
  

       Happy 16th birthday!
hippo, Aug 10 2015
  

       //Here's to halfbakers left behind.// What's wrong with their right behinds? Are you saying they're all half-arsed?   

       But I digress. Many happy returns to the Halfbakery.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 10 2015
  

       Happybakeryday
xenzag, Aug 10 2015
  

       have a great baking day...
po, Aug 10 2015
  

       It’s funny how all the comments are in chronological order. Is that supposed to be like that on purpose?
Ian Tindale, Aug 10 2015
  

       Somebody really dropped the ball on that one, Ian. Goofball.   

       Hey for real, happy birthday bakers, here, there and everywhere. Love you all.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2015
  

       16? Does this mean the 'bakery gets a vote? Can drive a car? (Watch out Google!) Get married? Take illegal drugs? Woo hoo!
pocmloc, Aug 11 2015
  

       17
hippo, Aug 10 2016
  

       :-)
xenzag, Aug 10 2016
  

       Damn, these seem to sneak up on us quicker every year...   

       Happy Halfbakey day to all halfbakers!
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2016
  

       Happy Birthday to all my old friends in the asylum. It's been real. Happy Birthday, jutta. And thank you for your patience all these years.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2016
  

       Well done, and many happy returns of the bun.
smendler, Aug 10 2016
  

       18 - the Halfbakery can now vote and buy drinks in pubs (in the UK)
hippo, Aug 10 2017
  

       So <clinks glasses>
po, Aug 10 2017
  

       *strawpedos eleventh bottle of blue WKD, spews on freshbought snaffle-bit loafers, cries*
calum, Aug 10 2017
  

       Just like every other evening then [cal] ... ?   

       // the Halfbakery can now vote //   

       Is that a good thing or a bad thing ?   

       What would the HB want to vote FOR ? Virtually every shade of opinion from neo-Maoist tree-hugging anti-globalization vegans to Camo-wearing gun-toting cat-strangling Nazi survivalists seems to be represented here ... what would the consensus, if such a thing were possible, be ?   

       The only thing we can envisage is an HB candidate standing on a pro-Oxygen ticket ... pretty much everyone agrees that oxygen is a Good Thing ...
8th of 7, Aug 10 2017
  

       Net neutrality. Or maybe net reverse. 2nd gear seems jammed.
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2017
  

       // Just like every other evening then//
Don't be ridiculous, I can't afford to buy a new pair of loafers every day - my name's no Carnegie!
calum, Aug 10 2017
  

       HB hb...so I'm a bit late. belated HB
xandram, Aug 12 2017
  

       This deserves some more celebratory drinking, this time with hippo&po present, I vote.
Ian Tindale, Aug 12 2017
  

       That is an excellent idea
hippo, Aug 12 2017
  

       {nods} Halfy Birthday!
Dub, Aug 12 2017
  

       // 2nd gear seems jammed //   

       Try double-declutching, the synchromesh cones are pretty well worn on 2nd ...
8th of 7, Aug 12 2017
  
      
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