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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 01, 2010
Happy Birthday To My Dad
Posted at 09:05 AM


Today is my dad’s 67th birthday. I’d give my left nut to be home with him today, enjoying the coconut cream pie mom is making for him as these words go to print.

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll leave him a birthday greeting. Make the old man’s day with some colorful words. Let it fly. In our comments section. Get it going.

Happy 67th, Dad. Here’s to the next 67! The entire DDC Factory Floor salutes you!

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Son: “About time you called back.”
Dad: “I just got my egg roll. Can’t talk now. Mom says I’m talking too loud.”
Son: “At China Fair, right?”
Dad: “No, in downtown Beijing. Of course we’re at China Fair, asshole.”
Son: “I’ll hop a flight and come mess you up.”
Dad: “Take a number, bitch.”
Son: “Sheeeyat.”
Dad: “Call me later. I got a couple choice words for your interweb site.”
Son: “You got it.”
Dad: “Shitchyah.”

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COOL VANS: My dad used to have a Volkswagen bus. “With the little windows in the roof.” is how he tells it. Here’s some cool vans Jared found on the internet. Great type. (Thank you, Mr. Eberhardt.)

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ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU KEEP GOING: An old box of transistor packages. (Greg Howard found this one. Thanks!)

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DEAR EVERYONE: Check out Arian Behzadi’s flickr cache. Some kick-ass stuff in there. Like this! Arian wrote in to show me his work. Here’s what he had to say: “I am currently studying Biology at UC Davis. In between classes, however, I do personal and commissioned visual design work. I have always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of my studies find their way into my artwork.”

We can get behind that. Hell yes. Biology + Design + Pure Awesome = Arian Behzadi.

Good luck, man!

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01. Son House - Father of the Delta Blues
02. The Soft Pack - 12” EP
03. Cash Money - Halos Of Smoke And Fire

There Are 20 Comments

Happy birthday, Mr. Draplin. I’m going to celebrate your birthday by tipping a cool one to the great state to our north and making damn sure my beard looks that sharp when I’m your age. Happy birthday, you old grizzly bear. Save me some pie, or else.

Posted by: Joseph on 02/01/10 at 12:19 PM

Jim. You are my favorite animal. And that is saying somethin’! Happy B-day. xoxoxoxo

Posted by: leigh McKolay on 02/01/10 at 12:27 PM

My DDC “Shitchyah” sticker is one of my favorite things. Happy b-day Mr. Draplin.

Posted by: Derek on 02/01/10 at 12:32 PM

Just a quick note to wish Draplin Sr. a happy day on his birthday.

Wish I was there to enjoy the coconut cream pie with you!

Posted by: Chris Toms on 02/01/10 at 12:34 PM

Happy B-day poppa Draplin! You did a great job of raising your boy right. Cheers to many more and thanks for keeping Aaron in line.

Posted by: Mike Kirkpatrick on 02/01/10 at 12:49 PM

Congrats Mr.D, you are half way to 134. Aim high.

Posted by: A.Meier on 02/01/10 at 1:05 PM

Happy Goddamn Birthday Mr. Draplin, sir.

Posted by: Greg Meehan on 02/01/10 at 1:24 PM

So Aaron, is this what people have to look forward to you growing up to be, like when you’re 67???
But I’ll give the guy some slack. He’s related to you. And he has a totally awesome first name. ‘Nough said.
Happy B D, Mr. Original DDC Factory Floor man.

Posted by: With Friends Like These... on 02/01/10 at 1:31 PM

“Shitchyah.” Happy Birthday Mr Draplin!

Posted by: Stefan R on 02/01/10 at 2:25 PM

happy birthday.

Posted by: Jess on 02/01/10 at 3:52 PM

Happy Birfday Jim you ole beast! Lay a hurtin on that son of yours when you see him next, then give him a big ole hug cause you two are some good guys!

Posted by: Ryan Carroll on 02/01/10 at 6:19 PM

Happy Fuckin Birthday! I’m gonna have a beer in your honor.


Posted by: Brian from California on 02/01/10 at 8:09 PM

Two-thirds of a century and still beating back that harsh Michigan winter. No wonder he’s so hard. Happy Birthday, Father of Clan Draplin, live it up!

Posted by: Graham on 02/01/10 at 9:42 PM

happy birthday Pop D.
hell yeah you’re having pie for your birthday, cake is for sissies.

Posted by: gary b on 02/02/10 at 4:46 AM

Happy B-Day!!!! Beers to you!

Posted by: sker on 02/02/10 at 6:40 AM

O Happy Day.

Posted by: Greg on 02/02/10 at 8:16 AM

Real Draplin ,happy b-day.
much love from italy.
hope to see you soon

Posted by: martino Fumagalli on 02/02/10 at 9:54 AM

A hearty Shitchyah and a virtual handshake to ya from Mill City! Keep the pants off all day Jim, you deserve it.

Cheers, jon baugh

Posted by: jon baugh on 02/02/10 at 12:35 PM

Mr. Draplin,
happy 67th from the dirty south!
Your beard inspires.

Posted by: Nathan on 02/02/10 at 4:37 PM

I wish I had a Cincy Cream to raise in honor of your birthday. Still waiting for “Jim’s Junk” to open here in Portland. Hope you had a good one. See you on the next visit.

Rod and Katie

Posted by: roderick Snell on 02/04/10 at 7:49 PM
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