Re: Meetup: NYC, anyone?

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I can easily come into the city anytime except the middle of the week.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:50 PM
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I will be there! We should go to the Baths while you're here, too, Stanley.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:53 PM
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I vote for a Saturday! I guess that means this Saturday.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:02 PM
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I'd be up for a meetup


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:06 PM
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I'm up for whatever, but I must get to sleep, as it's snowing, and I'm still expected at work. A side trip to the baths sounds very nice.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:09 PM
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I have a snow day tomorrow, but I still should sleep what with the digging and pre-schooler chasing needs of the coming dawn.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:11 PM
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I also have a snow day tomorrow, but I intend to prepare for it by staying up late drinking.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:13 PM
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I'm tired of the snow. And beginning to think that planning to be in upstate NY next week was a very bad idea.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:15 PM
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I don't know whether I have a snow day tomorrow, but I'm going to assume that I do. La la la! (None seems to be here yet.)


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:17 PM
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I checked the Accu-Weather Beta* and I see that we've only had maybe two inches of fresh snow so far.

*the window


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:18 PM
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Snow is good, at least if you live in an urban apartment with no shoveling or driving needs. Come to think of it the occasional bit of shoveling can be fun too.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:21 PM
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This is true. Stupid me, moving to a place that requires driving.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:26 PM
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Driving in the snow is fun as long as you don't need to get anywhere and don't own the car.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:41 PM
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Oh, drat. We're driving up to Vermont this Sunday and not coming home until next Saturday.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 5:48 AM
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So it's agreed: we'll all gossip heavily about LB's purported trip to the Green Mountain State.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 5:57 AM
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I can't do this Saturday evening, but any other day is fine. Monday's a holiday -- brunch, maybe?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 7:45 AM
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I will be in Manhattan from Friday the 19th to the 22nd as part of an Endomorph Imbalance Rectification program. If something were held during the short period of overlap there is a good chance I'd be able to attend. (It is but a short overlap, however.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:03 AM
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Endomorph Imbalance Rectification

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Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:09 AM
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I guess that JP thinks NYC has too many thin people.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:14 AM
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Re: This.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:15 AM
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Got it -- I'm slow. Anyway, drat again. I'd try and set up a Vermont meetup, but I don't think there's anyone who comments from there since Cyrus left.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:22 AM
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So the 19th or 20th, then? The 20th is a Saturday, which would satisfy Jackmormon and her stash of food and ammo. Will you still be here next Saturday evening, Stanislaus?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:24 AM
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Don't you have work to do or something, Mobihikku?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:32 AM
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Will you still be here next Saturday evening, Stanislaus?

It's appearing likely that I will be, considering it's either go home Friday night or go home Sunday night, according to bus availability.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:32 AM
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Confirmed: I'm leaving town Sunday (via train! which is supposedly the same amount of time as the bus for the very same price! supposedly!), so Saturday the 20th works.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:26 AM
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23: Snow Day!!!! I do have work to do, but I don't have to go to work.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:10 AM
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Not to pile on, but the Lexus that had long enough to make a 911 call was driven by a police officer. I always thought that they get trained in how to drive in extreme situations.

Maybe it is a matter of learning to drive on a manual. I am still aware of the gear selector when I drive automatics and though I rarely use neutral, I do shift from D1 to D2 and back in bad weather.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:18 AM
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Is it still piling on if you do it in the wrong thread?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:20 AM
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23: Snow Day!!!! I do have work to do, but I don't have to go to work.

I'm having trouble reconciling "snow day! campus is closed! whee!" with "I really should be getting work done while home today".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:20 AM
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"I really should be getting work done while home today"

This is the best part about having the day off. At home, I can actually accomplish something. Going to work (except for teaching) is basically wasted time.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:22 AM
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29: Grant deadlines have put me behind on everything else.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:25 AM
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I have pissed-off people at five institutions on two continents.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:27 AM
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Is it still piling on if you do it in the wrong thread?

I blame the white-out outside.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:31 AM
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33: Huffing works better outside?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:35 AM
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Ha. If I opened my window, I could have it inside. It is breezy.

As you know Mobe, the product is Wite-Out™. I do wonder how many youngsters (kids these days) could identify it?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:54 AM
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I have pissed-off people at five institutions on two continents.

Seven summits is silly, but seeing how quickly one could succeed in pissing off people on every continent could bring a real sense of purpose to an otherwise drab, bureaucratic life.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 12:41 PM
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Saturday, the 20th of February is the day, then? Where shall we meet?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 4:31 PM
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Bave suggested Fresh Salt or…what was the other place, Bave?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 4:35 PM
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Bave suggested Fresh Salt

You don't say!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 4:37 PM
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Stanley started the suggesting of Fresh Salt for this particular meetup.

The other suggestion is in Brooklyn near the Atlantic Avenue subway stop, the bar that Jack has called unheimlich.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 4:58 PM
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40: I like that bar. For subwaying people, it's even easier to get to than FS (less walking, larger variety of trains), and they have cask-conditioned beer.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 5:03 PM
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That bar *is* unheimlich! It's textbook unheimlich! It's also totally walking distance for me, so I'm into it. Either is fine.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 5:04 PM
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Stanley started the suggesting of Fresh Salt for this particular meetup.

This is accurate and a good reason that breaking the sacred trust that is off-blog communication is a terrible idea. Sorry for getting Bave made fun of, especially by neb, of all nosflows.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 7:22 PM
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I am a sensitive fellow.

Since nobody else seems to care and if no strong contrary preferences arise in the next couple of days, let's say Pacific Standard on 4th Ave in Brooklyn. It's more crowded than Fresh Salt but much bigger, and I'm sure we can get a table or two. They have a great beer selection.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:14 PM
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Sounds good to me.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:15 PM
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Woo! Meetup! Time? I'd think 6 or 7 or 8 or 9, depending on when it gets busy and what works for people. Obviously we want to gain territory before the weirdos not-from-the-internet show up while also leaving room for the stragglers..


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:21 PM
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I should be able to be there by seven.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:26 PM
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I might actually be in the city that day. Maybe I should contemplate getting over my meetup-aversion.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:29 PM
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How are their offerings for non beer drinkers?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:30 PM
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Stanley, teo, essear, and JP Stormcrow. while I'm out of town? You people all suck. I want my money back.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:31 PM
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So what date did we settle on?

LB, Stanley is pretty regularly in town I gather, and teo lives nearby.


Posted by: terez kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:34 PM
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They have a full bar, although I wouldn't expect fancy cocktails.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:34 PM
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Decent whiskey selection, IIRC.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:35 PM
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Oh, sure, but they're both outside the gang of usual NYC meetup suspects, which makes missing them annoying. Don't mind me, I'm just being cranky and self-centered. It's part of my inimitable charm.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:35 PM
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and not coming home until next Saturday.

hmmm....


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:36 PM
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Hey, you're going to be skiing I assume. No sympathy, just jealousy even if it is Vermont.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:39 PM
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Oh, sure, but they're both outside the gang of usual NYC meetup suspects

At least you have one. What have we got out here? Josh occasionally threatens to beat me up.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:41 PM
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57: East coast, your mom, and somesuch!11!on3!!!!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:43 PM
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So what date did we settle on?

20 February. I'll bump up the thread the day-of or the day-before. I'll shoot to be there by 7pm.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:48 PM
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I'll be there!

Nah, I'm just trying to make LB feel worse.

If it didn't work, don't tell me, would you?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 9:52 PM
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OT: David Broder puts the capstone on his 40+ years of asshattery: "Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism". Those who want to stop her will need more ammunition than deriding her habit of writing on her hand. The lady is good.
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:05 PM
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And he quotes a great segment of her speech which I had missed:

I'm not going to pretend to be an elitist. In fact, I'm going to fight the elitist, because for too often and for too long now, I think the elitists have tried to make people like me and people in the heartland of America feel like we just don't get it, and big government's just going to have to take care of us.
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Can we play Fight the Elitist at the meetup? I hear y'all got some there in New York.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:10 PM
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Do they ever. A Manhattan location would probably be better for that than Brooklyn, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:12 PM
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We're going to be in Park Slope, the epitome of the anti-real American arugula drinking, latte eating elitists neighbourhoods.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:22 PM
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Elitist eats latte? No story. Latte eats elitist? Now that's a story. A think piece, about how even the most fortunate among us are the least fortunate. Get the Times on the horn.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:23 PM
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64: Ah, good.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 10:28 PM
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I am almost certainly going to be in SF this summer. I am almost certain that there will be no Bay Area meetup.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:03 PM
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I am almost certain that there will be no Bay Area meetup.

The Force is strong with this one.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:05 PM
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arugula drinking, latte eating BAWDY PIERCING


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:08 PM
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Atlantic Avenue is not quite in Park Slope, is it?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:08 PM
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Atlantic Ave, no, but the bar is on 4th Ave, right in the corner of Park Slope on the edge of Downtown and near both Boerum Hill and Fort Greene.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:13 PM
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61: I really wish they would just put Broder out to pasture already. He been on full-suck autopilot for so very long now. Was there ever any doubt that he was going to fall in love with Sarah Palin?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:53 PM
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David Broder/Daniel Schorr slapfight!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 11:59 PM
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The bar is technically in Boerum Hill, a neighborhood enswippled by Jonathan Lethem in one of his terrible novels, but teraz is correct to point out it has more to do with Park Slope. And they've got a Berkeley, CA theme going on.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:38 AM
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a neighborhood enswippled by Jonathan Lethem in one of his terrible novels

Wait, I thought that was one of the good novels, before all the terrible ones. So hard to keep track.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:41 AM
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In case you're wondering, my trip to Boston got canxd. May still be on for a couple of West Coast trips later in the year.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:31 AM
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I'm confused. Is this thing happening this Saturday or next Saturday? In Brooklyn or Manhattan?


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:17 PM
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And they've got a Berkeley, CA theme going on.

My impression of Berkeley, CA is that it is home to many attractive women. How does the bar relate to that?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:19 PM
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77: Next Saturday, the 20th, at the Brooklyn bar, Pacific Standard. You coming?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:26 PM
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79: Possibly. I'd be coming from the wilds of New Jersey, so have to see how realistic this is.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:38 PM
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I will also be coming from the wilds of New Jersey, which I consider plenty realistic. Your standards may differ, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:24 PM
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Teo, I thought you were in the wilds of New Mexico.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:22 PM
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Nope.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:34 PM
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Have you ever lived in a state that didn't start with 'New'?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:40 PM
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Yeah, I lived in Arizona when I was a little kid.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:44 PM
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Sigh. The snow was okay, but now there is ice everywhere, and that's downright unpleasant.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:45 PM
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I almost fell on my can a bunch of times this morning. Didn't! Some of my students admitted they had done so.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:52 PM
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Given the number of people coming from New Jersey, maybe we should move the meetup to Manhattan. If it would be easier for people, let me be the first to suggest Fresh Salt.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:05 PM
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Out here, they've apparently been importing snow for the Olympics. But it snowed today up in the mountains. I'm looking forward to going to California tomorrow, especially if I finish writing the paper due tomorrow before I get to the airport.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:08 PM
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Let me be the first to suggestion Staten Island. I've never been, but I hear there is a ferry and I like taking boats to parties.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:12 PM
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90: ur doin it rong. You party on a boat. With your flippy floppies.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:14 PM
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I don't like to party on a boat, at least not one that is underway, because of the difficulty involved in leaving if I accidentally break something or offend somebody.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:17 PM
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Fresh Salt = the place where Bave Dee knows all the bartenders? I like that place.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:17 PM
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92: Just make sure the boat has a rowboat attached.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:21 PM
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90: ur doin it rong. You party on a boat. With your flippy floppies.

Only if T-Pain is there.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:22 PM
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95: I can't tell if Moby got that reference or not. I suppose he'll read it over on Stanpipeblog, if not.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:30 PM
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I did not even realize there was a reference I was supposed to get. I'll google T-Pain and see.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:31 PM
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I can't tell if Moby got that reference or not.

I thought that was the MH MO, but judging by 97, I guess not.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:33 PM
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97: RTFA, dude.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:36 PM
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Kobe!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:36 PM
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This version was pulled down from YouTube. But once a copy is out there…

Good grief, even the Aussie Navy has a version!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:40 PM
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I'm not very knowledgeable about rap.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:43 PM
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Is Will Smith still a popular rapper?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:43 PM
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Anyone else tired of the flirt ads google is putting over youtube videos? Just about every basketball highlight I see on youtube has them, as does that Navy video. I'd think google would have more variety in their advertisers.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:45 PM
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I think that changed when Will Smith became the new Tom Hanks.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:46 PM
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Who is the new Meg Ryan?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:47 PM
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I also don't know what Stanpipeblog is, why Brooklyn is hip but Staten Island isn't, and why students were falling on AWB's can.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:48 PM
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106: Also something I don't know.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:49 PM
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106: Jennifer Aniston?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:49 PM
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Staten Island was the only borough I didn't stay in (or visit) during my months in NY. I sort of regret not visiting, but not really.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:49 PM
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Staten Island is a series of roadblocks disguised as toll-collection booths, which shake down people coming from points south heading to Brooklyn.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:52 PM
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After Googling "is the new meg ryan," I can provide a list based on the first ten hits: Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, or Zooey Deschanel. I vote for Amy Adams.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:57 PM
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Staten Island has the highest point on the US Atlantic coast south of Maine.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:02 PM
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the highest point

Yeah, man. Have you ever looked at Staten Island? I mean, like, really looked at it?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:06 PM
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No, never. Unless you count Ed Burns's movies.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:07 PM
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Or Google's Street View. It seems to have a great number of duplex housing units on the part where I randomly dumped the little man.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:14 PM
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...laydeez?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:18 PM
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My impression of Berkeley, CA is that it is home to many attractive women. How does the bar relate to that?

Well, I'll be there.

Let me be the first to say that I've never been to Staten Island and don't particularly care to break precedent. Also that I prefer Brooklyn to Manhattan but that the most important thing for me is being able to HEAR everybody. So I vote for wherever's going to be quieter.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:11 PM
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So, which is it NYC/NJ people? Brooklyn or Manhattan?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:43 PM
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Is there no one in Connecticut? Or do they not get invited?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:57 PM
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No meet-ups for them until Lieberman is out of the Senate.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:58 PM
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120: I have a fairly funny tour story, which I may have told here before. We played in Brooklyn but were heading to Vermont, so we slept at a friend's place in Connecticut.

We ended up lunching in some random diner off the highway in CT, and the waiter made his way around the table, taking orders, like normal, until he got to a bandmate who's of filipino descent, to whom he said, "I guess you'll be having Chinese food." Super fucked up, and the bandmate responded without missing a beat, "Yeah. Because I'm Chinese. Bring me pancakes, mother fucker!"

It was kind of awesome, and yet sad.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:08 PM
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The only time I've ever been to CT, I ate brunch. That was pretty much the whole trip. Train from NYC, brunch, train back to NYC. You've just tainted my whole experience of CT. Now I'll never go back.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:14 PM
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I think I've stopped in CT to do things twice. Once on the one family vacation where we went to the east coast and we stopped for dinner after taking the ferry from Long Island on our way to Boston, and once when I visited some college.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:18 PM
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Just come right out and say "Yale" you SAT-nailing preppy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:20 PM
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Did you have pancakes, motherfucker?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:20 PM
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Sorry. I have no idea where you went to school.


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Nor do I have anything against Yale or preppies who didn't go into banking.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:24 PM
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I was thinking I've never been anywhere in Connecticut other than Yale, but then I remembered stopping at Mystic Seaport on a family vacation once when I was eight or so. Not really the highlight of that trip.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:27 PM
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125: I met this American woman on a bus in Turkey who, in the course of our conversation, told me she went to school in New Haven. So I'm all like, Oh, you went to Yale? I had no idea there was a University of New Haven, but I gather that people who go there get a little tired of people asking them if they went to Yale. Man, if looks could kill. Kind of a chilly bus ride after that.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:28 PM
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You SAT-nailing preppy.


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131 to 129.


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130: You could have lied and said you went to Miami University*. Then if she said something about Florida, you could have acted pained to explain the difference between Miami U and U. of Miami.

*If you actually did go there, you could lie about your GPA or something.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:33 PM
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It was grad school-related.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:38 PM
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GRE-taking nerd.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:40 PM
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I might have asked someone who said "southern Connecticut" if he meant Southern Connecticut State, but I probably just thought about saying it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:40 PM
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With one hour to go until the library closes, I don't think the person with the book I recalled is going to return it today. I leave town tomorrow, so I'm starting to think I'll never see it, because if it gets returned while I'm gone, it might be taken off the hold shelf before I get back. And then probably checked back out.

Also, I have a hold on another book, but someone else has a hold in front of me. That person has not picked up the book after recalling it despite it being on the hold shelf for almost a week now. I can't get it until that person picks it up and returns it, or until that hold expires - which will probably happen when I'm out of town.

Show some consideration for you fellow library users, people!

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Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:45 PM
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That person has not picked up the book after recalling it despite it being on the hold shelf for almost a week now.

Have you tried begging the librarian to let you borrow it for five minutes? If you only need a chapter, you might be able to get a quick photocopy done.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 10:53 PM
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The time difference to Fresh Salt vs Pacific Standard from Penn Station is small - three or four less subway stops, a couple extra minutes of walking. PS is also within walking distance for at least four attendees. But it's not like getting to Fresh Salt is difficult for the Brooklynites. I'll second JM and say whichever is better for conversation.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 11:10 PM
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138: That's the plan for if it's still there when I get back.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 11:17 PM
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I liked Mystic Seaport. Museums for things like whaling kick ass.

I spent six weeks at smart kids camp at some college in Connecticut and went to MysSeap on the way back. Next Connecticut experience please!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 11:20 PM
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122: Ha. I was once in a coffee shop in Connecticut. This guy came up to me and started giving me a hard time about the Vietnam War, and how "I still haven't forgotten what you did to my friends back there." This was in the early 2000s, and I was in my twenties, so it was fairly implausible that I had done anything to his friends during the Vietnam War. But he was pretty clearly crazy, so I tried to gently set him right, that he had the wrong girl and could you please not stand so close? He was deterred for only a moment, before he started right back in with, "well in that case do you belong to the Thai restaurant downtown," because he had some quarrel with them as well. Grr.

Anyway, Connecticut sucks, but this still doesn't explain how Joe Lieberman turned out to be such a colossal asshole.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 11:25 PM
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Barring overriding ambient noise considerations I'd vote for the Brooklyn place in part because I'm amused by Bave's implication in 74 that its location on the edge of swplific Boerum Hill* is in part redeemed by its close association with Park Slope. This presents the opportunity for the meetup to include actual inspection of the neighborhoods, man-in-the-street interviews and other data gathering to illuminate the local micro-social geography.

*I bring this up somewhat disingenuously as I have a brother-in-law and sister-in-law who have lived in two separate locations in Boerum Hill since the early 90s (and no, they don't break Bave's implied form in any regard). I suspect that modern Boerum Hill was an inevitable "neighborhoodification"construct as a bridge between the more-established enclaves of Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. No Lethemification necessary.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:04 AM
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I think Pac Stan is more convenient, even for those coming from out of town. If you'd have to take a train in Manhattan anyway, you might as well take it east to Atlantic Ave as south to the seaport, and then you're like three blocks from the bar, rather than having to walk all the way over to the river.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:15 AM
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Re: Connecticut. This dinosaur track place is a great place for kids.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:16 AM
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It's a place.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:17 AM
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AWB's right. In my experience, that part of Brooklyn is quite easy to get to.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:42 AM
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So, does PaciStan meet JM's and Stormcrow's conversation-volume needs?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 11:55 AM
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I CAN TALK LOUDLY. I WAS MERELY BEING SENSITIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE'S CONVERSATION-LEVEL NEEDS.


Posted by: JP STORMcrow | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 12:02 PM
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I live in Boerum Hill. (Technically -- I'm on the wrong side of the projects from Michelle Williams and the other fancy people.) I don't see how 74 implied that the swplificacity of PacStand is mitigated by its proximity to Park Slope. You'll see that Third and Fourth Avenues form a grungy DSZ (deswipplified zone) between Boerum Hill and the Slope, although in the past few years there have been an increasing number of incursions, mostly from our more powerful uphill neighbor.

PS isn't totally hushed, but it's alright for conversation.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 12:20 PM
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150: Yeah, I almost put in the caveat that I was most certainly willfully over-interpreting you (it does kinda read that way if you assume something being swplandiferous is "bad", which gives your "but" a redemptive connotation), but I am trying out an edgier Internet persona at the moment.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-12-10 12:35 PM
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Okay, let's say Pacific Standard, then, and everyone agrees to ENUNCIATE CLEARLY and to project their voices towards me. Anyone who fails to obey these strictures will end up with me on their lap.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-13-10 4:22 PM
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152: Deal. Somewhat topically, I'm about to enter the Holland Tunnel.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-13-10 4:43 PM
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Anyone who fails to obey these strictures will end up with me on their lap.

Is that a threat or a promise?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-13-10 4:46 PM
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Too bad you're in California and won't find out, young neb.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-13-10 4:53 PM
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