Happiest of Birthdays, THEO!

A little bird told me it was Theo’s birthday today.

Who’s Theo you ask? Well, he only our Moderator Extraordinaire, Keeper of the official Cute Overload Glossary, Hilarious Comment Editor, Foster Kitten Taker Carer, Reality-Casual-Friday Animator Creator, "Bleen" originator and most importantly, Marmalade-Kitteh Admirerer:

Orange tabby kittens, originally uploaded by Nagamori.

Join me in the song, People! HAPPY BIRTHDAY THEO! YAY!



  1. svartfogel says:


  2. Cheryl-Lee says:

    A very Happy Birthday to you! >^..^<

  3. Happiest of birthdays and much glorious cake to our esteemed friend!!! And YAY for Marmies!!!

    Thanks for your hard work and good humor, Theo!

  4. Happy Birthday, Theo McModeratorEditorBleenerson!

  5. ButtaRumCake says:


    Bleen bl’bleen bleen bleen bleen
    Bleen bl’bleen bleen bleen bleen
    Bleen bl’bleen bleen bleen Theooooooooo
    Bleen bl’bleen bleen bleeeeeen bleeeeeeeeeeeeeen

  6. HAPPY HAPPY birthday TO YOU!!

  7. Hip Hip Hurray for Theo’s b-day!

  8. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:


  9. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Theo! Hope it’s fantastic!

  10. holligans says:

    Dear Theo
    Happy birthday to yoooou,
    You moderate a zooooo…
    You look like a [I have absolutely no idea]…
    aaaaand smell like one too…

    Thanks so much for all the good work, bad puns and much love you give hear at the CO. I believe the bacon cake would have been spectacular.

  11. Hippy Birdie Two Ewe, Teho!


  12. snorglepup says:

    OK. Make a wish & blow out the candles.
    Happy Birthday, Theo McBleeneypants!

  13. Happy birthday, Theo!!! Hope it’s a great day for you.

  14. serenpoly says:

    Happy Birthday, Theo!

  15. Happy bday to someone who makes me and a large part of the world happy everyday! I hope your kitty’s are nice to you today! lol 🙂

  16. {raising a glass}

    happy birthday, teho!

  17. I send you my best luurkensproining wishes for the fluffiest of birthdays, Theodore!

  18. omigod… meg? are you going to keep changing the picture until the number of kittens equals teho’s age? AWE. SOME.

  19. You rock, baby. Happiest of all possible birthdays to you!

  20. michellemybelle says:

    Teho: I wish you a very happy birthday, and may your cake survive any attacks by kitties!

  21. Here’s wishing you as many marmie snorgles as you have years.

    Happy Birthday!

  22. tehoooooo!

    happy birfday, you’z the best!

  23. Happy Birthday! May you snorgle, baroo and be snorgled & baroo’d by fluffiness, non-fluffiness, Princess Di-eyed critters of cuteness!

  24. Happy Birthday TEHO.

    Happy Happy birthday
    from all of us to you
    Happy Happy birthday
    may all your bleens come true
    may you have happy birthdays all your whole life through
    happy happy birthday
    hope you find kittens in your shoes!

  25. Theo! Theo! Theo! Cheers to yoooou!

    Thanks for everything you do here. I know your b-day is gonna be great! 😀

  26. Three of my favourite things:
    1. Theo comments,
    2. Bacon, and
    [shifty eyes]
    3. Cake.

    Put them all together, stir with #4. a floofy marmeh paw, and you get
    Happppy Birrrrthday, Theo!

  27. scooterpants says:

    Have a wonderful B-day BOUYYYYYYY.
    Cuz you bring us.
    best wishes Theo!
    ex’ssss and OOOO’sssss.
    You Rock.

  28. To Honoraber Moderator-sama Teho:
    Hapi Birdsday and Caturdays, too. Mr. Picky-cat has put his two cents’ worth in and says you Bettah have a happy birthday!

  29. have a bleenin’ birthday blast, teho! snorgle a marmie for every candle on your cake!

  30. infinite marmie snorgles (with bacon cake and pudding on the side) for our Teho!

  31. Happy birthday Teho! For all you do, these marmies are for you.

  32. Happy birthday! Thanks for the rockin’ moderating!

  33. Yeah Teho. You brighten our days.

    Many happy reruns…I mean returns.

  34. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Go, THEO!! Go, THEO!!

    Churn tha buttah!!

    OOP OOP!!!


  35. Hey Theo! Happy happy happy birthday! Have a happy (cuteoverloaded) future 🙂

  36. (the original) Mel says:

    Happy Birfday Teho. Many otters to come!

  37. Oh. I extended my birthday wishes in the cattle beauty contestants post. I spent an eon reading the commentroversy and missed the new posts.

    Anyway, happy birthday to Theo!

  38. Happiest of birthdays Theo…

    It can’t be wrong, when it feels so right.


  39. Beth (in NC) says:

    Happy Bleenday Teho!!!!!! Whooo hoooooooo!

  40. Well I’ve already left several happy birthday comments over in voxland, but might as well go for it here, too – Happy Birthday, Theo!

  41. We have the same birthday!

    So happy birthday to you, Theo!

  42. Happy birthday Theo! And EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to these handfuls of fluff <3

  43. Aw shucks peeps.

    [digging toe into dirt]

    Um, the Schmoop & I just got back from the MN Zoo, and we’ve got pix, so, I’ll share later. Meanwhile I’m enjoying the lazy day… there’s been iced mocha, a hand-drawn birthday card with the “NO BLEEN” emblem on it, homemade blueberry pie (and I mean with hand-picked wild blueberries from the secret bog between Palisade and Aitkin, in The Pie Crust To End All Pie Crusts) and now we’re about to watch an episode of MythBusters. And teh kittehs, of course. This is a good day.

  44. PS — of course, now I’m going to have to dream up something suitably evil to do to Teh Schmoop for publicly revealing my birthday…

  45. PPS — [deep breath]

  46. scooterpants says:

    i can only hold your-
    *fresh shrimp scampi-
    *baked idahos (on the grill)
    *steamed fresh green beans (snapped by my own hands)
    and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
    until 5 p.m. PDT.
    so please let me know if you and Jaye will be here.
    otherwise, I’ll pack it up for ya in some tupperwares… 🙂
    for yr birf-daiz.
    oh, and some nice cold beerzzz.

  47. No! No evil for Teh Schmoop. Birthdays must be revealed. It’s like the one day when it’s okay to be excited about someone and not feel like a stalker.

    YAY! Teho! Teho!

  48. Teho – you have the same berfday as my mom AND my sister! Many marmie snuggles to you and have an extra slice of cake for all your worshipers … er… friends here on CO!

  49. Wanna hear something funny? It’s my birthday too, and one of my kitties is a marmalade-colored tabby, just like the ones in the picture, except with shorter fur!

    Happy Birthday to us, Theo!

  50. Catherine says:

    HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY. (“A Very Happy Birthday with love from *cough* Catherine.”)

  51. Marmie sang bass!
    Marmie sang tenor!!

    Happy Happy Birthday, Lord of the Tehos!!!

    It sounds like it was and is a wonderful day!! Many happy bleenturns!

  52. Happy happy birthhhhhday! Teho, you make us all so happy.

  53. that marmie has two faces, two bodies, and two thumbs! aieee! it is a mootant! it must be spread on two slices of wheat toast and nommed imeeedjitly!


    A-hem. Happy birthday Teho 🙂

  55. Theo is such a wanker.

  56. Two scoops of orange sherbet with Theo’s birthday cake, I see!

  57. FIRST! Happy Birthday, Theo!

    (hey, is “choking the kittens” a new euphemism?)

  58. Woods Walker says:

    Happy birthday Theo and many more happy and cuteful years.-Woods Walker

  59. scooterpants says:

    theo is god’s gift to ED’s.
    (insert immature raspberries here)

  60. Itz ya burfday. Itz ya burfday. Happy burfday! Happy burfday!

    Goooooo, Teho! Hey! (just pulled a muscle doing a keyboard herkie.)

  61. Gail (the first one) says:

    Late to the party (as usual) but a vigorous Happy Birthday wish to you from me and my “kids”!!!

    Sounds like you and the lovely Jaye had a very nice day!!

  62. wagthedogma says:

    Happy Birthday, Theo! Why, this calls for a Sardini!

    *holds drink aloft in celebratory tribute*

    To Teho, the moddest of mods, screener of bleens, and righter of the righteous! May your kitteh tribe increase! *clink* 🙂

  63. Happy Berfday, DUDE!!!!

    hope it rocked the socks!!!!

  64. Happy birthday Theo and many more!!

  65. CoffeeCup says:

    Happy Birthday Theo!

  66. I will happily relieve you of the extra Marmie…the one on the left…so that you wont pass out from the double huff. (Heehee, snort). Big ole Happy Birfday Teho!

  67. Happy Birthday, Theo!

    Marmie cats rock!

  68. Have a Happy Hoppy Birthday, Theo.

  69. Happy Birthday to the Cat’s Meow!!!


    And many more to the Mod extraordinaire!

  71. JinxtheCat says:

    Happiest of happy birthdays T. You’re the best!

  72. Happy birthday Teho!!

    Wishing you love, peace, joy, and marmalade kittehs on your birfday.

  73. happy birthday teho!

  74. Happy Birthday, Teho! Thanks for all the work you put into moderating CO. 😀

  75. Happy, happy day to you, Theo, and may countless marmalade kittens purr at your feet for many many more years to come!

  76. *quickly pockets the two marmies from Theo’s presents* Uh yeah, happy birthday there.

  77. I don’t understand what “bleen” means. Can someone please explain? Thanks!

  78. Happy Birthday Theo! You make the Internet a better place. And I’m not even using sarcasm when I say that.

  79. Happy birthday and many more, Theo! Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day – with loved ones, great food, and kitties.

    And happy birthday to the rest of the birthday folks as well – pasickies all around!!

  80. Happy Birthday, Theo!



  82. cliffette says:

    Happy birthday Theo, may your days be full of cute and giant otters! 🙂

  83. Totalee Puppy says:

    Theo, You rocks, like a bagel and lox! How about a
    bagel with cream cheese and
    kumquat marmalade?
    You deserve marmie kittens!! May the Marmie Mantra bring us all inner peace and happiness. Happy
    Birthday to Theo!! No bleen

  84. misscrisp says:

    Dearest Teho… your clever, elegant, eloquent, diplomatic and okay sometimes wackadoodle presence is a BEEEG part of why C.O. rules our world. So enjoy the day…we’re glad you were born. I still remember when you patiently explained to me why TEH is funny. Go smarty! It’s yo birfday!

  85. yay theo

  86. AuntieMame says:

    Happy birthday, Teho! Have a slice of bacon cake for me!

  87. I maded you a birthday Vox post, and I didn’t even eated it.

  88. Yitzysmommie says:

    Happy Marmie day to youuuuuuu
    Happy Marmie day to YYOOOOOUU!
    Happy Marmie and otterz and bunnehs and snakesies and hedgies and all the other wunnrful critters day Dear Teho
    Happy Marmie day to you…..
    Hope it was fun, full of cake & cat furs & snorgles from da Schmoopster.

  89. Theo: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! *boop* on the nose 😛

  90. roisin formerly known as ka9q'swife says:

    *sings to the tune of the badger song*

    “Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie, Marmie

    Teho, Teho”

    (repeat the whole thing three times)

    snorgle! A pup! Pup! A pug! Oh, it’s a puh-ug!”

    (And so on in a continuous loop)

    Happy Birfday Teho.

  91. Woo! Marmies for Theo!

  92. Stheriously, I don’t get why the peeps who share Theo’s birfday didn’t jump all over this!

    You say it’s your birthday
    It’s my birthday too–yeah
    They say it’s your birthday
    We’re gonna have a good time
    I’m glad it’s your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.

    Yes we’re going to a party party
    Yes we’re going to a party party
    Yes we’re going to a party party.

    I would like you to dance–Birthday
    Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
    I would like you to dance–Birthday

    I would like you to dance–Birthday
    Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
    I would like you to dance–Birthday

    You say it’s your birthday
    Well it’s my birthday too–yeah
    You say it’s your birthday
    We’re gonna have a good time
    I’m glad it’s your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.

  93. Happy Birthday Theo teh Leo!

  94. Yay, happy happy birthday, Theo!

  95. XOXOXOXOXO Theo!

  96. Aesthetica says:

    happy marmie hammy birthday, theo! now blow out the candles and make a wish.


  98. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEHO!! Okay I’m tired, and I can’t think of anything clever and original to say, so I’ll just say I’m glad you’re here, and I appreciate what you do very much! Here’s to you! And many more!

  99. Woot! Happy birthday, Theo! It’s my birthday too! 😀 *high fives*

  100. Brak_Silverbone says:

    High five, Theo–happy birthday! Thanks for the laffs–keep ’em flying!

  101. Theo, lets go down to Rio
    and what we get to see-o, in Rio,dear Teho, with brio,its planned.

    Have a Hoop de do Boithday

    Love Hon Glad, Stan the Man, and Sir Sidney Siddington Sidley, the Tux Bros.

  102. Clappity! Clappity! Happity!
    Happity birthday THEO!

  103. Happy happy birthday Theo! I tried to put a marmie kitten in your bday card but I didn’t have enough postage stamps.

  104. Happiest Purrday, Theo!

  105. cheesybird says:

    Gettin’ in on the birthday action a bit late over here, but:

    Go Theo! It’s yer birfday! Go Theo! It’s yer birfday!

    (I think this is the first time I’ve ever actually used that on someone’s actual birthday.)

    Thanks for being born, dude! 😀

  106. Happy Birthday Theo! Thanks for providing me with the lovely laughs every single day!You rock!

  107. Big belated birthday wishes, Teho! Hope all your birthday wishes come true! Your editorial comments always make me smile.
    Happy Birthday from my new marmie, too!

  108. (pyrit beat me to it) Leos ruuule!!! Happy belated boid-day!!

  109. Gail (the first one) says:

    Happy Birthday to all the Peeps here!!!!

  110. jackie31337 says:

    Happy birthday Teho!

    I’ve been waiting for the appropriate opportunity to share this link:

    How does it feel to have an energy drink named after you?

  111. charliewabba says:

    awwww, happy birthday yesterday Theo. (why do I always stop checking posts before the best ones come in?)
    Are those kittehs our party favors? Thanks sooooo much for inviting me [takes one].

  112. Happy birthday Mr Theo. May your day be filled with chubbular marmie goodness.

  113. Thanks Charlie.
    “Hi” from me to the Angels, too.

  114. Number three on the Happy B-Day wishes, theo. Unlike Laurie, I didn’t maked you a cake but a few laffs instead. Sounds like you got the royal treatment–well deserved.

  115. Happy Birthday Theo whoever you are!!
    Oh my gosh at that ginger fluff! Totally adorable!

  116. Happy Birthday, Theo! Glad to hear that it was an excellent birthday, by all accounts. May you have many more cute-filled years ahead! :o)

  117. Day-am! How did I miss this?
    Happy belated birthday, Theo, and many happy returns1

  118. Bleenated Happy Birfday, Ed!

  119. Theo! fellow Leo!
    Happy Birthday To You!
    May you have many more great years of bleening!
    You ROCK!

  120. Happy Birthday, Theo! May it be filled with marmalade kitteh surprises!

  121. YAAAAAY TEHO! Makin’ the interwebs a better place, one bleen at a time.

    Hey, those marmies look delish. Mind if I have a slice?

  122. Happy Happy Happy
    Happy Birthday Theo

    Marmie cats and nosicles for you

  123. Marmalade kitties make a perfect gift for any occasion. We actually keep a few on hand, wrapped up, just in case someone drops by.

  124. Happy Birthday Theo!

  125. love you theo!!!

    thanks for the laffs and the good old fashioned common sense moderation!

  126. Teho, Theo, Teho – sorry I’m late! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Don’t forget Giant-Otter-hugger! We love you! XXOO

  127. Happy Birthday Theo!!!!! Today (August 11th) is my birthday too!!!

  128. Edward: tomorrow’s my birthday. I’m gonna drop by, okay?

  129. Catsquatch says:


    Id kiss ya, but my monitor is dusty 😉

  130. ThreeCatNight says:

    Theo – Happy Belated and Many Licks from the Three Cats! Always hope to enjoy your wit and repartee for many years forward! Party on!

  131. cheesybird says:

    Athie: “Happy Birthday Theo whoever you are!!”


    I didn’t know it was possible to come to this site and NOT know who Theo was.

  132. Thank you for the countless ways you brighten my day with your wit and humour. I smile more because of you. Happiest of birthdaze.

  133. A day late .. sorry! Hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday, Teho!!!

  134. Sorry I’m late on this – Happy Birthday Teho! And thanks for puttin up with our chit… 😀

  135. Happy B-Day Theo! Hope you like the marmies. (The little pink lower lip on the left-hand one there is from me.)

  136. Marmie puddingks for all! Happy birfday!

  137. Sorry we’re late… But:
    “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Theo. Happy birthday to you.”

    Many happy returns.

  138. Happy belated birthday Teho! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  139. Happy birthday Theo!!!!

  140. Happy belated birthday! There’s a pitcher full of marmies with your name on it.

  141. Oooh! Marmaritas!!

  142. metsakins says:

    Happy Berfday Teho from me and Solomon (my marmie)!!!!!

  143. Is that teeny-tiny tongue action I see in the kitty on the left?


  144. Theo,Teho,Bleeno, what ever your name is. As you would appear to collect these things, look out for the Swedish toilet paer brand Krapp. Sorry I can’t send a link, ut I don’t have the first idea howto. Anyway, I say “sod the computer, bring back the mangle, it weas much simpler.

  145. F**k, for paer read paper. See I told you a mangle was more simple.

  146. Arrgh, must use preveiw, still a man of your ca- libre knows what I intended. :0}

  147. meowandwoof says:

    Teho- just like with Meg b’day, I’m a day late and dollar short but had to say my own Happy Birthday,

  148. happy b day!

  149. Ok, I’m late, but sincere. Happy birthday Theo, hope you had a wonderful day. You deserve it. Come to think of it, we all deserve it.

  150. Happy Belated Birthday to you, Theo! Sorry I’m late.

  151. momof2kitties says:

    Sorry to be so terribly late to the party–we were on vacation again!!

    George and Mia wish Teho the happiest of days with many tuna returns!!

  152. Is there any cake left?

  153. Actually the *pie* was all gone the next morning. Breakfast, naturally. I’m sure you understand.

  154. - Summer Glau says:

    Happy birthweek Theo!!!

    I’m so very sorry you sometimes have to put up with all the horrible fifteen-year old ‘my opinion can beat up your opinion’ crap – especially right after your natal day… but PLEASE keep in mind that there are those of us who believe that you do a stellar job in a sometimes thankless position; and we’re here for you both – cheering you on. 🙂
    So Thank you for your awesome work, and may you party every day in your birthmonth. With foofy baby fuzzlings.

    In conclusion, I hereby request that Queen Meg bequeath a bakers’ gross of cupcakes upon her loyal knight for awesomeness of service, added upon his bushel-measure of floof and hugs daily. Also, for his natal day, he shall Has Awesum Caek.
    ( http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/zhulkronik1/cuppedrainbow2-1.jpg )
    (Check out ‘Rainbow Cake’ for the recipe)

    (P.S. Don’t forget to check out the next season of The Sarah Connor Chronicles this fall on Fox!)

  155. Well, that was very kind. So, earnestly, Thank You, and You’re Welcome too.

    Now, I can’t *quite* bring myself to believe that real-life Summer Glau is enough of a Cute Overload fan to be slingin’ the lingo quite so freely, but if this is actually Randall Munroe incognito, as I suspect, well, that’s just as good. 😉

    And if the most unlikely is somehow managing to be true and I’m speaking to the former River Tam, you know, I’m going to have to freak right the hell out, along with a whole bunch of other folks who frequent this site (and also XKCD, in point of fact) so do please bear that in mind.

  156. Sorry I didn’t comment until Theo – I’ve been out of the office!

    Happy Birthday to you! And may your wish come true!

    Sunny and Mary

  157. that would be… sorry I didn’t comment until NOW Theo…