Re: Disorientation meetup

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Allow me to be the first to ask if there still may be a Boston meetup in late October.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 10- 2-13 10:24 PM
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Westward the course of empire takes its way.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 5:38 AM
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Takeaway: neb doesn't matter.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 5:39 AM
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Regular Oakland or the one in California?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 6:06 AM
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I am very unlikely to make it any time next week. So that's the end of that.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 7:23 AM
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How about Thursday, then?

For location, I suggest Tribune Tavern, new spacious place by 12th St BART.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 7:26 AM
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1: I second that motion.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 7:28 AM
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7: I vote yes.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 8:13 AM
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I'm going to block a vote until I'm assured that nobody gets subsidized health insurance until 2015.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 8:21 AM
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7,8: I think the outstanding question is if Ttam can make it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 8:45 AM
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6: Thursday at Tribune Tavern would probably work for me.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 9:42 AM
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11: me too.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 1:11 PM
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Well this is sort of ridic but I'll know tonight whether I can make it or not. I don't so much have a job yet but I may have the weekly commitment of a choir, for which I am auditioning this evening. I think the most likely thing, though, is (if they are into me) I won't start up with them until after their next concert. So probably all this is just dithering.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 2:36 PM
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If this is the any-old-meetup thread, I'll be in Chicago with the entire family from next Thursday (the 10th, I think?) through Sunday. I don't think I'll have the time or energy, surprise surprise, for a traditional meetup but would be glad to see people if there are people who'd like to be seen and we can somehow make it work. Email is motherissues on gmail.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 3:47 PM
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6: Thursday at Tribune Tavern sounds like it would work for me too.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 5:19 PM
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So, yeah. Absurdly, I can't make it Thursday. I didn't quite expect this, as I have been here six days and don't have a job and stuff. Apologies.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 11:53 PM
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Congrats.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 3-13 11:55 PM
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Thursday being choir rehearsal night? Tell us more! You haven't joined Chanticleer, have you?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 12:22 AM
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What about Wednesday?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 6:24 AM
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Wednesday's fine if it works for everyone else.

I actually have a friend who's in Chanticleer! No, this is a Russian choir for normal people like me who can sorta sing a bit. I was in a Russian choir, or more precisely a shouty Siberian folk choir, in grad school, and though the director was one of my least favorite people, I really loved the music and I missed singing my entire time in New York (except when I was at Marie's Crisis, but it was so hard to convince them to do the song of Stenka Razin there.)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 8:52 AM
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The Mister Smearcase cross-country move checklist:

1. apartment
2. location of nearest bus or train stop
3. russian language choir
4. meetup
5. job or whatever


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:01 AM
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Noooooo I would like a job very much. I just am not having spectacular success on that front.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:15 AM
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Might be able to make a Wed meet-up if it is in SF, but Th is out.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:42 AM
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The NEW director of the shouty Siberian folk choir Smearcase mentions in 20 is, however, a great person.

Smearcase, is this also an Old Believers-style choir, because if so I am so there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:50 AM
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Weds works for me, Oakland or SF or whatever.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:50 AM
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Also, I think 21 is missing

2.5 opera.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 9:51 AM
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19: Wednesday should also be fine for me.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 10:24 AM
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I think Wednesday works.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 10:43 AM
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26 is a good point.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 11:44 AM
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I am hankering for an answer to 24.2.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 11:56 AM
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I don't think I know what 24.2 would look like is why I'm not with the answering.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 1:12 PM
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The shouty Siberian choir you were in sang music in the style of the Old Believers.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 1:26 PM
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Continuing, by "I am so there" I meant "I am interested in attending performances".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 1:27 PM
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Oh, that's right. I have come to just think of it as Siberian folk style.

So, I actually don't know. I basically showed up and sang a few scales and got plonked down at a music stand with a guy who sings the same range and handed some music. The next concert is all Rachmaninov, mostly liturgical. I prefer the shouty folk stuff but I guess they/we sing that, too. Just not this upcoming concert. Once I am not the new guy I may see if contributing rep is a thing that's done, since I do have a few of my faves in a folder that is in a truck that is arriving tomorrow.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 1:34 PM
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Wait, now I need to know the name of the choir you were in before. And I am virtually certain that we are at two degrees of separation, choir-wise. Ask your fellow singers if they know about Cappella Romana.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 1:52 PM
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I have no idea why I feel the need to googleproof but G/olosa. A bunch of them were in other choirs but I don't know about that one.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 4-13 2:02 PM
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"I am interested in attending performances"

I think it's time for you to get some playing experience. Not so much in choirs though as in the team sports.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 12:50 AM
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Wed in SF at someplace accessible by train and on the early side is my preference. How about that place near the 16th station the name of which escapes me? With an outdoor space in the back. At 6?


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 10:21 AM
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How about that place near the 16th station the name of which escapes me? With an outdoor space in the back.

Not sure which place you mean. We met at Rosamunde awhile back, and that has outdoor space and is near a BART station, but it's the 24th St. one, not 16th. (Or maybe you mean Zeitgeist?) Still, that would be fine by me (as would anything near BART in the east bay, such as the aforementioned Tribune Tavern).


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 11:04 AM
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Rosamunde or Zeitgeist, either is fine - it was someplace smaller, but the name totally escapes me. Prefer SF myself, couldn't make the EB.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 11:16 AM
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Wed early in the Mission is do-able for me.

dq: You may be thinking of Sycamore from back in April?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 12:23 PM
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DQ is totally thinking of the Sycamore. Which would be a good choice. (I'm bummed this is happening while I'm out of town!)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 2:39 PM
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Yes! Sycamore. Wld prefer there.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 2:45 PM
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Sycamore would be great for me, though I feel like perhaps there's something to be said for having the "welcoming Bave & Smearcase to the bay" meetup be on the side of the bay where they actually live.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 5:25 PM
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Why not hold it in every bay imaginable?


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10- 5-13 5:30 PM
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I would also like to give Beavercase some veto power. (As an East Bayite.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 1:04 PM
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Totally makes sense to have it in EB, will just wait for next SF opportunity. Not poss to make it across the Bay mid-week, is all.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 2:26 PM
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I thought we were Bearcave.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 6:48 PM
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I thought we were Bearcave.

I'm actually unemployed at the moment which means on the one hand I am all free time, and on the other, if it's somewhere I can walk to I don't blow $6 on BART.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 6:49 PM
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It's awhile yet till bears hibernate. A cave belonging to a well-fed bear might be worth visiting but I would stay far away from the other kind.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 7:10 PM
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Oh, I didn't notice there was already a collective noun. I considered Bearcase but thought it incorporated too few phonemes from Bave.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 7:45 PM
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Sister Mab has a nice ring to it but I don't think it has staying power.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 7:55 PM
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I guess I slightly prefer Oakland but could easily do an SF location if that's better for more people.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 9:51 PM
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Bravamecare works better.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 10:00 PM
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What 53 says. What, we live together now. We have to have identical opinions on all things. We spent a few hours hashing it out and now I love noise music and he won't get on a plane.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 6-13 10:21 PM
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Wednesday can work for me, though I'd prefer later than 6. East Bay preferred.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 3:33 AM
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55: Your menstrual cycles have probably already aligned.


Posted by: apostropheromone | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 5:42 AM
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Am I the only one to take the initiative and summarize?

There seem to be more people who prefer the EB than SF, but with DQ it's not a preference but a requirement. Is there anyone who _wouldn't_ make it if it were in SF?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 1:37 PM
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"requirement" sounds so harsh! I'll just catch you guys next time its here in SF, work and family commitments allowing. Politeness wins out over convenience, more important to welcome Bay Area-ns.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 2:33 PM
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OK, got it.

So Tribune Tavern, Wednesday 10/9... does 6:30 sound good, taking Dave W. into account?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 3:13 PM
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Hey I might actually try to come to this. Wed. Oct. 9?


Posted by: Ile | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 7:01 PM
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Sounds good, though I won't get there till around 7.

And sigh, I guess a sweep would have been too easy. Well fought, Rays. [/baseball]


Posted by: X.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 7:34 PM
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Sounds good. I will probably be there closer to 7, although now that I have an exciting lawyer job there's always the possibility that some crazy thing will come up and I'll have to work late.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 10- 7-13 9:40 PM
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I will also be there around 7 by the looks of it now. Get a load of me with actual things in my schedule.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10- 8-13 2:22 PM
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I'll probably be there at a similar time if I'm not wallowing in the slough of despond (likely).


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 8-13 2:24 PM
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Bump to top?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 8-13 11:29 PM
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64 was me.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:41 AM
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I'll try to be there at 6:30 - I have to pick up dry-cleaning.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:49 AM
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Liveblogging?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:52 AM
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64 was me.

As if there could have been doubt.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:01 AM
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Will you be bringing a date, Nosflow?


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:18 AM
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Consult comment 65 and ask yourself that question.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:34 AM
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Asshole.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:35 AM
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Oh, sorry about that. I was super sleepy last night when I read that, and it didn't really register.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:40 AM
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Liveblog: 8 hours to go.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:21 AM
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Wallowing in the slough sounds kinda dirty to me.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:24 AM
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75: sweet! Keep it up!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:26 AM
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Somebody at this meetup is going home with nosflow!

"Why doncha come back to my slough, baby," he will say. "Okay!" some as-yet-undetermined commenter will respond.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:28 AM
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I can never remember -- slough rhymes with dough, with cough, or something else?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:32 AM
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Betjeman pairs it with "cow" and "now".


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:36 AM
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Oh, true.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:38 AM
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Just change the phrase to "Who wants to sex Nosflow?" and be sure to ask it of every single person who enters the Tribune Tavern.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:57 AM
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Great, there was a meetup planned down the street from me for a chemistry blog I read, but then Instapundit mentioned it and now we're going to get a bunch of whackos there.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 1:26 PM
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heh


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 1:28 PM
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Indeed.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 1:29 PM
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Honestly, it's near a Starbucks so I wouldn't be surprised if some of them brought a gun.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 1:30 PM
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4 hours!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 2:30 PM
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I always say slough (meaning small waterway/ditch/etc) as "slew." Now I'm wondering if everyone has been laughing.

(Also, condolences, nosflow.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:01 PM
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87: hooray!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:05 PM
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That's how I say it too, Parenthetical.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:13 PM
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Slough, as in despond, is apparently pronounced the same as the place in England.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:14 PM
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88, the only one I've ever discussed is Elkhorn Slough, which is "slew."

Sorry about the despondency, nosflow. Bet alcohol will make you feel better.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:16 PM
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I think I have only ever seen slough written and never heard it pronounced. In my head, it rhymed with enough.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:18 PM
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I used to think it was the sluff of despond, but no, it rhymes with cow.

Alcohol will probably make me feel worse, in fact. I'm actually really quite upset/saddened/depressed/etc. about this.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:27 PM
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94.1 -- Looks like the Western US pronunciation is slew. For the noun, not the verb.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:31 PM
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94.2 -- Sorry to hear it.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:32 PM
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Whoa, "slough" doesn't rhyme with "cough"? I've been saying it wrong for years.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:35 PM
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Many anglers do not pronounce Slough Creek's name right. It's proper name, pronounced "sloo" is apt, considering the river's resemblance in its lower reaches to the backwaters of many major rivers. The most popular mispronunciation, "slow," is likewise apt.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:37 PM
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"ough" is the stupidest fucking letter combination in English. I remember when my daughter was first learning to read getting many "Why, daddy, why?" questions about how to pronouce "ough" words.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:37 PM
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94.2: Aw, I'm sorry.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:42 PM
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"sloughing off" is pronounced "Sluffing off", I'm pretty sure. Never heard it as a noun.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:43 PM
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Go back far enough and folks said "thruff" for through and the like. Furlough comes from the Dutch verloff.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:43 PM
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Yeah, there's three slough pronunciations. Sluff, slew, and slauw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ough_(orthography)


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:45 PM
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I always thought it was pronounced "slew/sloo" especially "slough of despair." No idea why.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:49 PM
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I'm sorry, Nosy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:50 PM
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If you're going to rhyme that creek in Yellowstone with either cuff or cow, you may as well put on that dude get up Bob Hope wore in Paleface.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:51 PM
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ms bill, originally from California, says "slew" for where a creek near her childhood home ran into the Pacific.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:53 PM
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Right. "Slew" for the noun referring to a swampy body of water. "Sluff" for the verb referring to shedding an outer layer.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:54 PM
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Yorkshire folk pronunciation: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Books/FolkTalk/B.html

scroll down to "bargh" for hill, pron. "barf" -- through, though and plough all have sounded ffs (ffs)


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:55 PM
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Dress like Jane Russell, though, and you can say it any way you want.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/62/a9/a6/62a9a63375975eab84c97aaad3da3731.jpg


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:55 PM
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I think I knew the British town was "Slauw" I think because the British Office was set there.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 3:57 PM
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Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

^^^Betjeman, cheekily rewriting "Slough now brown cow"

He wasn't from 19th century East Yorkshire.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:02 PM
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This thread eliminated two potential spelling errors I might have made, but has left my estimated vocabulary one word smaller.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:06 PM
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It also solved the mystery of why nosflow was listening to Tom Waits.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:11 PM
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Slough of Despond is a lipogram for a and i. But "wallowing in" ruins everything.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:29 PM
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Pacific Coast Time sucks.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:30 PM
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It also solved the mystery of why nosflow was listening to Tom Waits.

There's nothing mysterious about that.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:35 PM
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Slough creek sloughed off a slew of sediment.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:38 PM
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2 hours!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:40 PM
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Sometimes, if it seems like alcohol will make you feel worse, what you need is a lot of it, to get that out of your system.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:41 PM
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So sorry, young Neb.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 4:44 PM
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Sorry for the sadness, nosflow. :(


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:04 PM
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Cole slough of despond


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:17 PM
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Persons in the slough of despond have been known, like Gorey's WANTON, to smear kohl about their eyes.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:19 PM
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I am in South San Francisco, at a Starbucks, waiting for the person from a staffing agency who might be able to hook me up with temporary work in undesirable settings, though* I think she may have some illusions about my certification. I passed Daly City on the way here and it does look like little boxes. But why are BART trains always suitable for Bikram yoga? I sweated through my shirt.

*thuff? thew? I don't knough.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:23 PM
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125: Something to read to pass the time.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:28 PM
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I give up! Nosflow, why are you in the slough of despond? I'm so confused.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:29 PM
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125: Not normal, but not infrequent. I'm told in many cases the next car will have air working.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:33 PM
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1 hour!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:34 PM
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Seeking confirmation: where are we meeting? Tribune Tavern?


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:35 PM
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Yeah there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:37 PM
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Tribune Tavern charges waaaay too much for their clear creek eaux de vie.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:40 PM
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I believe so. Apparently they also serve not-super-cheap food.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:40 PM
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I think she may have some illusions about my certification

Are you coming on to her to get a job or something?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:41 PM
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129: thanks!


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124: On Sunday afternoon they saw Titus W.Blotter in his shirtsleeves fleeing into the Great
Trackless Swamp.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:55 PM
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In Hiccupboro they counted the cannon balls in the pyramids on the courthouse lawn.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:55 PM
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Ummmm is that the Willowdale Handcar?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:56 PM
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At sunset they entered a tunnel in the Iron Hills and did not come out the other end.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 5:56 PM
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Sorry to hear that nosflow. (Nosflough? Nosfluff?) I hope tonight is cheery.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:00 PM
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For some reason my parents--whose tastes did not generally run to the absurd--owned that book. I spent a fair bit of time as a kid flipping through it trying to puzzle out something about what I was missing about them, the book, or life in general.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:02 PM
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30 minutes!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:04 PM
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142: I really like it.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:09 PM
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143: check!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:19 PM
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On my way -should be there around 7.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:27 PM
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I have arrived at the Tribune Tavern, and snagged the big table by the door.

This concludes your regularly scheduled liveblogging.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:37 PM
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On my way but I think I'm 45 minutes away.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:44 PM
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147: MORE! SHOTS THEN LIVEBLOG! LET'S DO THIS WOOOO!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 6:46 PM
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Ok I was only 30 minutes away.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:15 PM
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Some persons have ordered food. Others have waited.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:17 PM
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133: Those prices look pretty reasonable, but that's presumably because I live in NYC.

Now I want a pork trotter crepinette.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:19 PM
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151: good to hear!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:23 PM
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150: good to hear!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:23 PM
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I guess I am finally going to one of these things, if I do not die qhile blinded by a touchscreen in the dark.ETA 8 or later?


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:36 PM
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I always say slough (meaning small waterway/ditch/etc) as "slew."

This is definitely how it's always pronounced in Alaska, where they are numerous.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:48 PM
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Those prices look pretty reasonable, but that's presumably because I live in NYC.

Yeah, I had a similar thought, for a similar reason.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:48 PM
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Many more persons have ordered food now.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 7:54 PM
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And drinks? Have they been ordered by persons?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:04 PM
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Almost every person has ordered a drink, and some have ordered more than one drink.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:11 PM
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Almost every person has ordered a drink, and some have ordered more than one drink.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:11 PM
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X. has extracted my tale of woe from me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:11 PM
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I hope you were properly anesthetized before the extraction. 160 and 161 suggest so.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:16 PM
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Today my son came home from school saying that at recess the girls were capturing the boys and kissing them to make them die more quickly. I'm not sure if that was in reference to the rules of some game or if he's just that quick on the uptake.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:25 PM
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They have a cocktail that claims to have saline in it. And an egg.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:46 PM
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But there was nothing with "lady" in the name so I just had some version of a mai tai.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 8:47 PM
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Someone has introduced government by lot, and it's not trapnel.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:18 PM
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Back at Meetup Daycare, we used the Nobel Prize contender "Owl Babies" to calm the 2yo's anxieties about her absent mother and she went right to sleep. I am drinking prosecco by myself.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:21 PM
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Government by Lot? I think the incest scandal would sink that idea.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:31 PM
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Well, presumably he would only be governing his own offspring, so they probably wouldn't care.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:33 PM
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Trapnel's idea of good conversation when in a hot tub: regurgitating Tom Slee.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:46 PM
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Everyone is dispersed. You are all lovely people and I have a very poor tolerance for alcohol. I judged it unwise to finish one (1) beer.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 9:53 PM
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Wait, the meetup was in a hot tub?!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:00 PM
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Or maybe that was just the trapnel-neb private afterparty.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:10 PM
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My fantasy that everyone in California has a hot tub has proven false, to my unending sorrow.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:21 PM
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p.s. you're all very nice! And I only had one drink, so it may be true.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:21 PM
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My in-laws have a hot tub. Come on by! I feel like you would appreciate them. They were born in 1945 and 1948 but Mrs. K-sky has been told by therapists that she resembles the children of Holocaust survivors.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 10- 9-13 10:56 PM
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This thread reveals that I have never read Pilgrim's Progress and would have vastly mispronounced the name of the English town (but that's par for the course).

Glad to know that my knowledge of backwards waterways fits in with the rest of my Californian/Western brethren.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 4:11 AM
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The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, even if I number among the few.

He IS Spock. I always suspected it.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 5:27 AM
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It was good to meet you, and good luck with relocations.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 8:03 AM
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179 is a little obvious for you, ajay. I expect better.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 8:09 AM
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I certainly hope that I've managed to keep what you expect of me at manageable levels.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 8:13 AM
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177: Due to the width of the browser window and scanning the thread too quickly, my brain read this comment as "Mrs. K-sky has been told by therapists that she resembles a hot tub of Holocaust survivors."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 8:15 AM
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181 is bracingly complimentary in a sort of backhanded way.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 8:37 AM
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183 made me laugh very loud. Maybe a new phrase for "more fun than a barrel of monkeys?"


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 9:43 AM
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a hot tub of Holocaust survivors

Setting for the controversial sex scene in Harold & Maude II: Eccentrics in Paradise.



Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10-10-13 9:59 AM
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