Happy birthday, Kris

Posted by · 6:47 am · November 15th, 2009

On this day in 1981, Terry Gilliam’s “Time Bandits” topped the U.S. box office for the second week running, Hall & Oates had the number-one song in America, and one Mr. Kristopher Tapley entered the world.

Kris is in San Francisco, hopefully nursing a celebratory hangover and perhaps preparing for another. I thought of posting his birthday Billboard #1 as musical accompaniment, but no one needs to hear “Private Eyes” again. So we’ll fast-forward to a Boss track more suitable for someone at the ripe old age of 28. Have a good one, sir.

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  • 1 11-15-2009 at 6:52 am

    Zach Baum said...

    Happy Birthday Kris, thanks your this wondeful site and thanks for you wonderful insight.

    Have a good day

  • 2 11-15-2009 at 7:18 am

    Alex in Movieland said...

    Happy birthday, Kris!

    [but really, Guy: maybe he doesn’t want people to know his age :P]

  • 3 11-15-2009 at 7:22 am

    M.Harris said...

    Happy birthday Kris.Guy your “Time Bandits” reference brought back memories of small,artsy theatres – instead of multiplexes – and me being in the 4th Grade waiting on line for this movie.

    Have a good day Kris.

  • 4 11-15-2009 at 7:23 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Don’t worry Alex … Kris has already twittered it to all and sundry! ;)

  • 5 11-15-2009 at 8:01 am

    Jim Τ said...

    Happy birthday Kris! Now I can justify my last night’s heavy drinking. I was celebrating! :p

  • 6 11-15-2009 at 8:02 am

    Joel said...

    Happy Birthday, Kris!

  • 7 11-15-2009 at 8:33 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Happy Birthday Tapley. Here’s some birthday ire for you- I’ll take “Private Eyes” over the Boss any day.

  • 8 11-15-2009 at 8:41 am

    Michael said...

    Happy Birthday Kris! Drink lots of water!

  • 9 11-15-2009 at 8:57 am

    red_wine said...

    Happy returns Kris and many more!
    And Alex, 28 is still very young.

  • 10 11-15-2009 at 9:14 am

    m1 said...

    Oh! What a coincidence! Mine’s this Thursday…but in the meantime, happy birthday, Kris!

  • 11 11-15-2009 at 9:58 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Ha, kudos to you sir! And to you all. Cheers and thanks.

  • 12 11-15-2009 at 10:02 am

    Matt King said...

    Happy Birthday, Kris. 28 Candles. You’re like a sequel to a Molly Ringwald film. That doesn’t make sense.

  • 13 11-15-2009 at 10:04 am

    Vito said...

    Happy birthday Kris!

    Party at Kris’ place?

  • 14 11-15-2009 at 10:06 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’m not there. Key’s under the mat.

  • 15 11-15-2009 at 10:09 am

    Hero said...

    Now that we’ve got the key, please tell me the liquor cabinet is full!

    Happy birthday!

  • 16 11-15-2009 at 10:23 am

    Markku said...


  • 17 11-15-2009 at 10:46 am

    Joel said...

    And my 20th was last Monday. A whole bunch of people somehow tied to this sight have birthdays in the same first couple weeks of the month, LOL.

  • 18 11-15-2009 at 10:47 am

    Joel said...

    Or…wait…two Mondays ago. The 2nd. Forgive me.

  • 19 11-15-2009 at 12:52 pm

    Cameron said...

    Happy Birthday, my fellow cinephile. I look forward to your words of wisdom in the years to come.

  • 20 11-15-2009 at 4:52 pm

    Anthony B. said...

    bon anniversaire (happy birthday) Kris and thanks the insights and dedication to film

  • 21 11-15-2009 at 5:11 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Truth time. I’ve never seen Time Bandits.

  • 22 11-15-2009 at 8:47 pm

    James D. said...

    Kris, your team gave you a birthday gift.

  • 23 11-15-2009 at 9:08 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    They did indeed.

  • 24 11-16-2009 at 1:00 am

    Satya said...

    Happy birthday, Kris! For me, the quality of this site is astounding and I am thankful to you for that. Wait, it’s not Thanksgiving yet!