May 16, 2006

Happy Birthday To CC!


Every year on May 16th, Cinecultist wakes up thinking about that scene from 16 Candles where Anthony Michael Hall serenades a mortified Molly Ringwald. "You say it's your birthday, it's my birthday too!" But while that scene's goofy, silly and obviously memorable, it's not really a happy birthday story. Though now that we think about it, are there really any honestly heart-warming movie moments about birthdays? In Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore ends up just pleased he's received a part of a broken balloon he can put inside an empty honey pot. That's not so happy happy either, mostly just sweetly melancholy.

No matter. Cinecultist is determined to be chipper and up beat all day today despite rain, day job annoyances and general Tuesday-ness. And tonight, we're going to celebrate with the birthday food of champions: some wine and cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine on Rivington St. Please leave us birthday comments below, especially if you can think of some real happy birthday movie moments.

Posted by karen at May 16, 2006 9:02 AM

Happy Birthday K! I was trying to think of birthday moments from movies and I couldn't come up with one! Not one! (The Celebration, but that's not happy.) But my favorite birthday moments were always the ones of TV especially on The Cosby show. Sure most of my memories of that show were for anniversaries (remember when they did the skits!) but they were always eating that know the one with white frosting and strawberries on top. Ah memories.

Posted by: Megan at May 16, 2006 10:04 AM

Posted by: christina at May 16, 2006 1:14 PM

NOT seeking people for project that DOES NOT exist:

Posted by: NOT Andy Kaufman at May 16, 2006 4:19 PM