Re: Thorny Meetup

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Let me be the first to say I don't really know where we should meet.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 7:58 AM
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Yay! Lee will probably want to take a cab after we've been out and about all day, if that changes the equation any.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 7:59 AM
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Y'all should get black & white cookies & beer and watch a movie at the brooklyn heights cinema.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 9:34 AM
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Let me be the first to recommend Nathan William's place in Boston.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 11:19 AM
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What about here? I've never been, so I'm not vouching for it, but it is beloved on yelp and has (a small selection of) cheap food and long tables where unfoggedteers could sit. I'm sure it will get very loud and crowded on a Friday night, but so would everything. The F would return to Brooklyn Heights in a couple stops.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 1:21 PM
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I hate picking bars, so I'm all for it -- if no one else has a better idea, done.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 1:25 PM
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Yeah, sorry it has to be a weekend night. The real reason for the trip is that Thursday is Lee's birthday and so we're going to see the Knicks-Lakers game because even though she's not really into NBA stuff she thinks it will be a suitably epic celebration. Then we fly home Saturday at noon or so because I didn't want the girls to have to spend more than two nights at the next-door neighbors' house.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 1:27 PM
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My only complaint about 5 is that I can't tell from reading about it whether they serve non-beer drinks. I don't drink beer, but I could just not drink that night. Lee would be very happy with it, certainly.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 1:31 PM
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I just called, and they don't. Back to the drawing board.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:02 PM
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It's more on the fancy cocktails side, and I haven't been there in donkey's years, but the dear old Temple Bar is near the F, and still seems to be open. It might be crowded on a Friday night, but it also might be out-of-style enough not to be.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:07 PM
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Seriously, I think Clinton was president the last time I've been.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:08 PM
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11: Definitely true in my case.

To the extent its being Friday night requires something unhip and a bit off the beaten path, we could return to Whiskey Tavern in Chinatown.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:19 PM
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Liveblog it! Commenters to be out hammered in detail.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:25 PM
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I admit that I mostly think of the Temple Bar as an excuse to start singing the Whiffenpoof Song.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:33 PM
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I was thinking of Whiskey Tavern, and then saw this from a review on Yelp:

This place is intense. It can get pretty packed on weekends. So much so, that it could take more than 5 minutes just to reach the bathroom.

Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:35 PM
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But it might not be that bad.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:35 PM
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It is a thorny meet-up, after all.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:36 PM
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Cue 2 Live Crew joke.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:38 PM
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What about Old Town? Site of the very first NY Unfogged meetup ever, back before we even knew how much we wanted to sex Mutombo, and I've been fond of it since I was fifteen and thought ordering martinis would make me look twenty-one.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:43 PM
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Old Town is very fondness-worthy.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:55 PM
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Tin ceiling, a staircase crooked enough that you'll think you've had two more drinks than you've actually had -- I'm talking myself into Old Town. Any objections?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 3:00 PM
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Regrettably, it's looking like I will both be out of town and under a serious deadline that weekend.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 6:08 PM
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Doh!--so close; I'll be in town a few days after that, before heading to Boston. Guess I will have to wait till we're roomies at UnfoggeDecadeCon to meet Thorn.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 6:45 PM
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Boo to 22 and 23, but I am seriously excited about 23.last!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 7:24 PM
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Last time I went to Old Town, I woke up naked in the hallway in front of a room at the Howard Johnson's on 8th Avenue. This was a while ago.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 8:09 PM
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That's a heck of a coincidence.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 8:28 PM
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You also?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 8:38 PM
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She's now wishing she hadn't locked him out of the room.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 8:39 PM
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Bumping because we travel tomorrow and I'm excited. Our last trip together was 2.5 years ago when we visited Colton and went to an Austin meetup!

What time will be best for others? We're pretty flexible, I think.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-12-12 5:41 AM
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Between six thirty and seven is conventional, or at least it's when I can usually get places. And Old Town may be a zoo given that it's a Friday night - I would suggest that the first person to get there grab a table upstairs, which is usually much less crowded.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-12-12 5:48 AM
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Just wanted to note that Halford's NBA team of choice does not seem to be doing well tonight, yet again. Sorry, dude. I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's activities much more than tonight's. Lee wants to go out somewhere after the game and I'd prefer not. I just want to stretch my back and sleep.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-13-12 7:31 PM
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Last time the Knicks beat the Lakers I ended up naked in the hallway of a Howard Johnson's.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 12-13-12 7:44 PM
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Next to essear?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12-13-12 7:46 PM
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Can someone else bump this post up? I forgot at home, and can't get into the back of the site from work.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:02 AM
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Bumped.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:23 AM
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You are, as always, the best.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:24 AM
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You flatter me. I added specifics and words of encouragement.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:41 AM
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Best of a bad lot.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:52 AM
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I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:03 AM
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trapnel,

When are you coming to Boston?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:06 AM
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Haven't gotten my bus ticket from NYC yet, but probably Weds or Thursday, 19/20th. Flying back the 26th.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:36 AM
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(Depends on how much I feel I'm imposing on my NYC host, and how much I fear Quality Time with the Family.)


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:49 AM
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I am going to ask either LB or Thorn for help reading a lace chart. It could be a pretty wild meetup. We could all be finding our wild side is what I'm saying.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:04 AM
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I am sorry that I will miss it.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:22 AM
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I'll be having knitting drama as well. I'm closing in on the end of a hat just as I'm closing in on the end of the ball of wool. If I have to start a new ball for three rows at the end, I'll be cranky and may drink to excess.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:32 AM
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I recommend LB's drinking to excess because it's hilarious.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:52 AM
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I'm totally in for drinking to excess and knitting. Ripped out what my first lace repeat at Laguardia last night.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 1:37 PM
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I'm also sorry that I'm going to have to miss this one. I'm now out of town and trying to write this damn thing I've got to have in by next week.

BTW, is x.trapnel going to be there too?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 1:42 PM
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46: Hrmphf. Not that I haven't been told the same before.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 1:53 PM
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48: no, I'm not arriving in NYC till Monday, and I'm only in town a few days before I go to Boston.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 1:54 PM
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Help. There's a private party upstairs and this is packed.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 4:13 PM
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Lee is about to grab the first booth. The next one is holding eight cozily, so maybe that will work for now even if we can't hear much.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 4:23 PM
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I should get there in about an hour


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 4:30 PM
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moar laivblawg


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:13 PM
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Yes, keep blogging ! I am at home drinking Leffe, it's 12.38 for me, and some reportage will make me feel social.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:38 PM
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Desparately searching a more quiet, less crowded bar. Advice?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:39 PM
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Flatiron Lounge is flat-out not answering the phone.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:41 PM
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Maybe they're answering but you can't hear them.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:43 PM
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Yay, emir! Some of us are talking yarn.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 5:45 PM
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Now I am on yoga mat in front of the fireplace listening to Christmas carols. (Yes, my apartment has an open fireplace. Also sixth floor view in a part of Dublin where that is unusually high.)


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:10 PM
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I await the leftpondian drunkblogging.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:12 PM
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We are now at a completely silly Irish-esque bar called Copper Door. All pretence to being cool is completely over.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:23 PM
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"Who wants to sex McTombo?"


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:25 PM
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62: Winning! Pretense to being cool is the least cool thing of all.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:32 PM
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Our waitron is disappointed in us.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:33 PM
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Your meat tenderizers aren't up to measure?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:38 PM
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65: for why?


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 6:41 PM
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because they're not liveblogging enough, of course.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:19 PM
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Wait maybe now she likes us. She did a shot with...one of us. (sanctity of off-blog libation)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:27 PM
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We're on 4th drinks per head, so we're already up on the East Bay meet-up here.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:29 PM
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Darn. I should have driven up! I am just home drinking wine. Unlike emir, I have not started a fire, even though I have a fireplace. So emir is way ahead of me!


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:47 PM
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emir:

My niece is in college in Dublin. Just started in the fall.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:49 PM
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So of course we are all perfectly prepared [for anything that might eventuate].


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:49 PM
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73: The plot thickens.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:57 PM
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I am at home drinking herbal tea. I have started eight (very small) fires.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 7:58 PM
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teo is toking up?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:01 PM
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I will be unable to start fires in my home tonight as I an going to a holiday party in the east bay where I will ogle classicists and, I don't doubt, have more than four drinks.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:01 PM
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I have already been compelled to drink tequila at work so things could go poorly for me tonight.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:02 PM
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74: it positively inspissates.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:03 PM
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75: you are drinking a tisane.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:09 PM
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76: teo is Jewish.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:10 PM
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75:"8 Small Fires in Park Not Threat to Visitors".

But what I want to know is how many visitirs that might be.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:11 PM
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77: have a good time, but don't drink to excess just to prove something to JM.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:11 PM
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81: Apparently a stoned Jewish arsonist who is not threatening visitors to the park.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:13 PM
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78: that hardly seems like an acceptable workplace practice.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:13 PM
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81:

Jewish kids don't toke up?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:13 PM
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83: Shouldn't you take that communication off blog?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:14 PM
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86: what, and worry our mothers?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:14 PM
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80: Noted.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:15 PM
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87: Quit trying to pick on neb. It's not working.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:16 PM
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This thread suddenly got all confusing.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:17 PM
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I'm also noticing a conspicuous absence of the meetupers.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:17 PM
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79: well aren't you fancy.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:17 PM
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Why is neb using electricity tonight!>?!!?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:18 PM
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Don't worry it will make perfect sense to drunk people in tacky bars reading it on their smartphones.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:18 PM
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It only appears to have gotten confusing suddenly. In fact it's present confusingness is the result of a great deal of long-term behind-the-scenes labor.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:19 PM
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94: I'm not.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:19 PM
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I am proceeding under the assumption that neb is not being sockpuppetted.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:20 PM
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Rightly so, JP!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:20 PM
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Tally ho, N²!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:22 PM
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Damn, I'm so wishing I was there. More Liveblogging please!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:23 PM
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Off to swim liveblog play LotR Risk!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:27 PM
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[Additional people showed up.]


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:28 PM
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That was very generous of her.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:29 PM
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Is a fur hat like a beard?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:33 PM
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In some respects, yes.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:34 PM
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I'm not finding an entry on Urban Dictionary.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:34 PM
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They both cover things.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:35 PM
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107: I was thinking Standpipe's but I don't have the url.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:35 PM
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Wait wait wait. "Came" in what sense?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:35 PM
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Or maybe that should have gone to Standpipe's as well.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:36 PM
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"came" jokes are deprecated as too obvious.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:37 PM
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Don't you have some classicists to ogle?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:38 PM
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What happened to the knitting? Or does that go out the window once the fur comes into the picture?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:38 PM
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But people are drinking, nebster!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:39 PM
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I think we can assume that the continued lack of liveblogging indicates that the lesbian knitting orgy has begun.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:40 PM
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The tone should match the audience.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:40 PM
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Knit one, purl two, fur three. Come four the lesbian knitting orgy and stay for the swimming posts.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:42 PM
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It's like that one time that I didn't go to see the Butthole Surfers when they played at Danceteria and they had that infamous sex show.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:43 PM
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Crap. I now have hiccups.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:46 PM
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120: Tell everyone else there that they suck, JM.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 8:48 PM
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I am certain I remember someone telling me the knitting wool in...book we read in high school, maybe Ethan Frome, was a stand-in for Something Else.

I just left so this is dead-blogging.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:00 PM
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Goodness. Sounds like things sure got exciting. I think our Oakland meet up has been thoroughly eclipsed.

Good luck and play safe, neb.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:09 PM
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I have split for the night; Lee is charming, everyone else is the usual gang of idiots.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:19 PM
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I still don't know how my hat is going to turn out.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:20 PM
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Surely [everyone in attendance] was also charming?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:22 PM
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Very pretty -- I didn't get a chance to talk to her.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:27 PM
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I finished re-seating a chair! This is slightly like knitting, right?

Fiber rush, normal square pattern, and not only does it not have holes in it any more it doesn't even squeak when I sit on it. Five more of those to go, and then I can learn caning.

The Caning Shop in West Berkeley has open working hours most Fridays/Saturdays; bring a chair, buy the material, the owner will swing by every so often and advise.

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Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 9:29 PM
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Whee liveblogging!

I was invited to drink a lot with a friend who just finished a thesis defense but I'm just marginally over the godawful illness that kept me in bed for most of the week so I'm back in my hotel room pondering whether 9 PM is too early to sleep.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:05 PM
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46 I recommend LB's drinking to excess because it's hilarious.

Has the effect of excess drink on LB been discussed in the archives somewhere?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:06 PM
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129.2: It isn't.

130: Sanctity forbids.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:10 PM
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Nobody actually asked me knitting questions, which makes me think I should have worn a more impressive sweater. Gin and chocolate on deck.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:26 PM
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Did LB not ask you for your prediction re: how her hat is going to turn out?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:32 PM
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Did LB not ask you for your prediction re: how her hat is going to turn out?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:32 PM
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Oh for fuck's sake. I give up, going to bed and reading 'Infinite Jest' or 'Order by Accident' or that Brand/om article until I fall asleep.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:33 PM
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132: I totally asked you knitting questions! About whether cardigans are harder than sweaters, for instance. You didn't say they had to be interesting questions.

I think I also misidentified my three favorite musicals to [someone at the bar] The Smearcase Gazette regrets the error.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:50 PM
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The Smearcase Gazette regrets the error.

If somebody writes that, it stands very strong odds of being one of my three favorite musicals.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 10:59 PM
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Unless it has too much singing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:05 PM
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"Too many notes."


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:13 PM
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Speaking of too much singing, the noise from the neighboring hotel room is really confusing. Is there some kind of TV show centering around bad karaoke?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:15 PM
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American Idol, basically.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:16 PM
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Now I'm hearing "Don't Stop Believin'" -- it's kind of like the summer at the end of grad school when I lived upstairs from a bar for a couple months.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:18 PM
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Maybe it's just some people doing karaoke.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:19 PM
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No, it's a TV. But the resident of the room just decided to sing along.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:19 PM
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STREETLIGHT PEOPLE


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:21 PM
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Those must be some hella thin walls.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:22 PM
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Are you stoned yet?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:24 PM
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Who, me? No.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:26 PM
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146: Yeah, I guess people have been listening to me cough all week.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:27 PM
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Some of the songs are repeating or skipping around in weird ways. Maybe it's someone playing RockBand or something like that?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:36 PM
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You're looking at a tableau of reality, things of substance, of physical material: a hotel room, a window, a light. These things exist and have dimension. Now this is essear, age withheld upon request, who also is real. He has flesh and blood, muscle and mind. But in just a moment we will see how thin a line separates that which we assume to be real with that manufactured inside of a mind. Essear will find his most formidable challenge in a cheap hotel room that is in reality the outskirts of the Twilight Zone.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-14-12 11:49 PM
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Teraz helped us get home safely, which we did. It will be morning foo soon smearcase isnright, of course, that I talked about general knitting, but not that he offered his problematic lace chart!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 12:26 AM
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133: She did not, though the alpaca is scrunchy and cozy.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 12:28 AM
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The party was fun. Comely and most delectable classicists were everywhere to be discerned. I drank only moderately.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 12:34 AM
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Fuck yeah The Mountain Goats!
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Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 1:55 AM
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Sigh. Should have bought tickets. Ah well.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 4:16 AM
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Busted trying to sneak in?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 4:32 AM
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Whenever anyone in charge wakes up, [edits will be necessary to protect the sanctity of off-blog something or other. Anyone puzzled by them, trust me, it's nothing all that exciting. LB].

[Also, my hat turned out fine, with just barely enough yarn to finish. LB]


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 6:02 AM
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I think the thread is sufficiently cleansed, but someone with an interest should pipe up if not.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 7:39 AM
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Apparently I should have read the liveblogging contemporaneously, after having called for it. Oh well. To the backchannel, Backman!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 9:02 AM
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No, X., you did right. Mountain Goats live shows just aren't very good anymore, no matter what Josh says.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 9:43 AM
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But I still fantasize about starting a relationship by locking eyes with a woman as we sing along to "No Children"! Ah well.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 11:25 AM
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Remember boys and girls:
Never lie on the ground.
Don't touch dead things.
Always check with neb before going outside to do something.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 1:24 PM
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I don't even think "No Children" is that great a song.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 1:45 PM
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Luckily for us both, you weren't a part of my "No Children" meet-cute fantasy, so your egregiously mistaken views about the song's quality are irrelevant.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 2:37 PM
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Just chiming in late to affirm that I am still looking forward to yarn bombing the Unfoggedecacon sex grotto with Thorn and x.trapnel!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 4:46 PM
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Hooray! Lee and I had a wonderful time and the girls are glad to have us back.

Nia just wrote Lee a birthday card all by herself that says "HPe Brda to you and (I lue you)" and I'm not really sure how she came up with my parenthesis overuse without ever having seen what I write.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12-15-12 4:52 PM
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Nia just wrote Lee a birthday card all by herself that says "HPe Brda to you and (I lue you)"

That's adorable.


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Not only does Krugman today extensively quote Brad DeLong* but he then goes on to quote Cosma Shalizi from the comments--with a couple of redactions labelled "[stuff I can't put in the Grey Lady]" and "[more stuff]." But the best part is that Cosma's comment (which needles DeLong a bit, as well as "Uncle Paul") was posted under the name "Opinionated Cosma Shalizi" (but not all caps).

*Not that noteworthy although I like that the DeLong post title was "ECONOMISTS ON THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF FISCAL POLICY; SH@T IS ALL F@#^ UP AND BULLSH@T** WEBLOGGING".

**The repetition of that key phrase in Cosma's comment leading to the redactions.
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 7:41 AM
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My takeaway is that Paul Krugman has not learned that he should never read the comments.

Some day, long from now, our children will ask why comments sections were a thing. "We didn't know any better!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 7:44 AM
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Eh, there are some places where reading the comments isn't so bad.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 9:58 AM
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HPe Brda

A lesser-known Slovakian soccer team.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 10:41 AM
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171: Where?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 1:34 PM
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169: That Brad DeLong post had me confused for a minute about when Carey Mulligan became an economist and got a job at the U of C.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 1:38 PM
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Heh, brda is part of a South Slavic tongue-twister that maybe didn't come up in the thread that had something to do with that recently: Na vrh brda vrba mrda. (On top of a hill, a willow sways.) It's not actually very hard to say.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 1:47 PM
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