Timothy Simons plays the beleaguered yet consistently pompous Jonah Ryan on Veep, who might be the most fun to hate and abused television character of all time. Of course in real life, Simons couldn’t be more of a lovely person, and unlike Jonah Ryan, is very much the type of person who receives thoughtful gifts from his coworkers on his birthday.
Like Jonah Ryan, however, when he does receive thoughtful birthday gifts from his coworkers, you better believe the card is made out to “jizzface” (short for “jolly green jizzface, the most iconic Jonah Ryan insult of all time). On the occasion of his 38th birthday, Simons shared on Instagram the card accompanying his gift from Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Selina Meyers herself — from a wine store in his neighborhood.
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I got a lovely birthday gift from @officialjld and Brad. It came with this card. It was from a wine store in my neighborhood. I realized after a few minutes that meant that someone at the store would have had to have written this out. I texted Julia how happy that made me. She responded 'Yeah. I had to spell it out for them.' That's J-I-Z-Z-F… This note is as much a birthday gift as the wine. EDIT: She also had to specify if it was one or two words. The gift that keeps on giving.
Man… To have been a fly on the wall for that conversation. And who doesn’t know that “jizzface” is one word? It’s like wine connoisseurs have no appreciation for fine insults.