Happy Birthday to the President of the United States, who was born on Krypton and bundled into a rocket ship by his father, Kryptonian national Jor-El, and sent to earth.
What? I have the Kandorian birth certificate right here. Ignore the fact it is made with construction paper, glitter, and crayon.
(And a Happy Birthday to author and fellow Allit Matt Forbeck and artist and friend Larry Elmore. Though come to think of it, I've never seen THEIR birth certificates either).
Update The picture is from Mike Kelley's "Kandors" installation. I saw this when I was in Pittsburgh a couple years ago and thought it was a brilliant meshing of popular culture and modern art, but never had a chance to mention it until now. More photos here.
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