Larwyn has really let the genie out of the bottle on this one.
Although in all fairness, it was Reliapundit who started this whole disturbing story line back on February 16 by wishing Big Guy a “Happy Birthday.” People thought he was nuts at the time, even though he explained in clear English that February 16 was the Islamic calendar day of Big Guy’s alleged Georgian calendar birthday of August 4. This all came up again last week when a lot of people got upset at a shop keeper in Texas who posted a sign stating "We will be closed on Friday, September 11, 2009 to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Ali."
Well, that, as it turns out it, was all a big internet misunderstanding. Ali is some sort of ancient Islam hero (a boxer, I think) and the 9/11 date is just a coincidence because – stay with me on this – in the Islamic calendar, all the days move around every year! Isn’t that cool!!! It’s all based on the sun, moon and stars. With science like that it’s no wonder the Muslim rocket scientists invented flying carpets way before Wilbur and Orville got us off the ground.
So, for all of you out there who were feeling bad for Big Guy having to celebrate his birthday all alone last week with Oprah, Gayle and a few other close friends while Lady M and the Wee Wons were away, worry no more.
As Reliapundit accurately reported way last February, Big Guy and Lady M have already celebrated his 49th birthday on February 16. August 4 was just the anniversary of his alleged birth date. We would have mentioned it at the time but we didn’t want to insensitively distract attention from the Christian feast of Fat Tuesday which, coincidentally, fell on the exact same date this year!
Because it was Mardi Gras, we celebrated with a King Cake in the only flavor Lady M would authorize: organic-garden-carrot. (loaded with delicious cream cheese frosting) And for the record, we actually celebrated the awesome event all week long, as is the Islamic tradition, and Lady M got a present in honor of Big Guy’s Islamic birthday, as is Lady M’s tradition. On Valentine’s Day Big Guy gave Lady M this “ moon and stars and the sun” pendant, that she mentioned to Larry King when she was on his show last February:
So I hope you’re not all mad at me for not telling you about the big B-Day celebration at the time, but no one was allowed to discuss it then. Although someone apparently broke ranks and sent CNN the memo, as they celebrated on air the next day with their own birthday cake!
We think we’ll continue to celebrate our alleged birthday during Mardi Gras every year, because the party goers seem to have such a good time making floats to honor Big Guy’s Islamic calendar day of birth.