Me: We'd like to congratulate Stephan Pastis on 10 years of Pearls Before Swine.
You: It's really more than 10 years. He started online before print.
Me: Yes, I know. But today we're celebrating the print anniversary.
You: So Pastis gets two birthdays?
Me: Well, if you include Stephan's own, it's probably more like three birthdays. And there's some dispute as to when Pearls actually started in print. Wikipedia says the Orlando Sentinel started Pearls on 12/30/2001 and The Washington Post started Pearls on 12/31//2001 and then the rest of his first clients started on 1/7/2002. Which would make sense with what we have in the GoComics archive. So if you include the online start date, we're north of five birthdays.
You: Fine. But he's only getting one gift from me AND you don't have to be so darn smug about it. BTW, what size tap shoes does Stephan wear?