Re: Fresh Salt, You All Know The Drill

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I'm around and Fresh Salt is fine.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 9:05 AM
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I wish I could! Blandings and I will be traveling next week.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:05 AM
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Well, drat. The NY commentariat has grown thin on the ground. Who else is possible... Barry Freed? Tia? I'm not remembering anyone else still local, but I'm terrible at that sort of thing.

The Pittsburghers should rent a stationwagon and do a road trip.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:10 AM
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3.2: This post had me lamenting that I had not been able to make an NYC meetup in a while. And I still have relatives there, but that's the problem one of them is here this weekend, and then more coming here for a seder in a couple of weeks.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:21 AM
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Josh can stay on normal vegetation side of the country for a couple extra days and the Bostonians can come down. It's what, an hour on the TGV we so sensibly built decades ago.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:25 AM
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If Christie had built that tunnel I'd be there in a New York minute.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:27 AM
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Lurkers welcome, of course, if there are any around NYC who haven't piped up yet.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:28 AM
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3. Thinking about it but I've been out of town for much of the past month (though nearby on eastern LI). I have some business that I need to take care of in the city so I may try to arrange some things and see if I can make it in but I can't commit yet.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:38 AM
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I think I can.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:42 AM
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Excellent.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 11:45 AM
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How late are people planning to stay? I went to a thing in Brooklyn back in October and learned that I pretty much can't get to anywhere beyond Grand Central before 7:30 or 8. I'm less concerned about getting back home late. If I make it at all, then by definition I will not have so much work to do that I can't make it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 2:51 PM
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Generally, people stay until at least ten or so. Myself, I'm very bad at leaving a bar. So getting there by 8:30 or so should be fine.

I had no idea you were local these days. I must get better about moving the little pins with flags on them around the world map.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 2:56 PM
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It depends on the definition of local. But close enough to think about going to a meetup in NY.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:00 PM
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That must be it -- I had you pegged on the East Coast somewhere (about to head back to CA), but hadn't realized you were in commuting distance.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:02 PM
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14: I thought it was either a Bulldog or a Bear... or maybe someplace in between.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:12 PM
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My animals have referents.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:12 PM
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I don't know why, but it cracks me up that Wikipedia has a List of mammals in Connecticut.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:18 PM
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And includes the wolf: extirpated in Connecticut in the nineteenth century; deliberately killed by early settlers, but the population also was hurt by the reduction of its food supply (largely deer).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:22 PM
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Speaking of extirpated in Connecticut, I think I've mentioned here how cool the tracks at Dinosaur State Park are.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:36 PM
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17: A suitably indirect answer.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:37 PM
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17: Homo sapiens is notably absent.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 3:55 PM
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It's true that I can take a train to NYC, but I usually drive to a mid-line Metro North station.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 4:31 PM
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That was supposed to be a reply to

17: A suitably indirect answer.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-21-14 4:31 PM
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There's a possibility I'll be able to make it.


Posted by: Chris (non-bald) | Link to this comment | 03-24-14 6:05 AM
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21: The other mammals got together and voted us out of the club for being assholes.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-24-14 6:13 AM
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24: Woohoo!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-24-14 7:39 AM
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Barring some huge jump in productivity in the next 36 hours, I'm not going to make it. Spent a fair amount of today realizing that there are more things I should do* to wrap up this job.

*Not things I committed to and forgot. Just things that would help the people taking over some of the work I've been doing.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-25-14 6:56 PM
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I have a lot to do myself and I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it. If I do it may be early like 5:30 or so.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:27 AM
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Just joining the chorus of those who can't make it today, but know full well they are overdue to visit Fresh Salt.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:38 AM
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I... will not be there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:48 AM
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30: Don't tie your hair.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:54 AM
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Well, as long as you don't mind missing the expected knife fights.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:19 AM
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Next meetup in Tennessee!

In what must be considered a victory for the little-known but very real knife rights movement, the Tennessee legislature has repealed the state's ban on switchblades.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:39 AM
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I'll be there and maybe I should mention that I've always thought switchblades and butterfly knives were pretty cool gadgets.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:52 AM
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I, personally, have always considered knives with moving parts effete. Fixed blade or nothing.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:58 AM
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I might be able to be there!


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 11:25 AM
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Excellent.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 11:26 AM
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I may not be able to make it now, sorry. Knife-fight proudly in my absence!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 2:01 PM
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I am sorry I can't be there, but on the other hand JM and are are in Carcassonne and full of cassoulet.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 2:24 PM
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While your disloyalty to Fresh Salt has been noted, I have to admit that that sounds like a pretty good excuse for not showing up.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 2:29 PM
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I'm hearing 17 to Carly Simon's "The Wives are in Connecticut". "Trying to forget it, that they really do regret it, that their haaa-biii-taaat's Connecticut..."


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 2:44 PM
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On my way.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 2:51 PM
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And I am skulking out of the office now -- should be there in fifteen or twenty.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 3:34 PM
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And I appear to be here first.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:00 PM
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I am not on my way there!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:16 PM
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Moar liveblogging please. Otherwise I'm about to fall asleep at 7 PM again, continuing to prolong my jetlag.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:31 PM
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Teraz and Barry Freed are here -- Ajay and Tia remain absent. As does Motumbo.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:41 PM
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They are discussing obscure languages they speak and are planning to learn. I am feeling sadly
monolingual.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:43 PM
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guys, it's unlikely for me after all. I'm sorry. Have a good time!


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:46 PM
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46.1 gets it right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 4:47 PM
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We are now talking about Polish Muslim Tatars.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:02 PM
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Wow. Very erudition.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:05 PM
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Such intelligence. Wow.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:08 PM
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Mmmmmm, taters.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:13 PM
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Many tot.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:28 PM
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Relevantly, I am waiting for tater tots to be delivered.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:40 PM
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... and here they are!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:42 PM
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We have acquired non-bald Chris and Ajay, and are discussing homicidal whales.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:48 PM
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Is not-bald Chris still not bald in the sense of not having hair but needing to maintain his hairlessness, or has he gone back to having hair?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:49 PM
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Such second-generation internet languagesecond-generation internet language


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:51 PM
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very translate


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 5:53 PM
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One of our postdocs recently got very agitated when I pronounced "doge" as if it was a Venetian duke and told me the only acceptable pronunciations are "dog" or "doggie" and that this should be obvious because the meme, after all, refers to a dog and the misspelling in no way can change the way the vowel is pronounced. The link in the link in 60 seems less certain.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 6:45 PM
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Hah!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 6:52 PM
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Tangential by way of alcohol: I go buy rum because life and then get to whole foods and there are no limes except bags of key limes. Feeling like the worst kind of idiot, I ask the produce guy if they, I don't know, work the same. So I have a Dark and Stormy with teeny little limes in it. Next I'm having a Gin-Gin Mule because I like the name.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:04 PM
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Very erudition.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:06 PM
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I disliked the article about doge that went around that was like "many linguistic!" because it seemed like stating the obvious in terms of the academic. Of course I didn't finish it. I don't finish anything. Except for this drink!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:08 PM
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Did the limes work?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:13 PM
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One of our postdocs recently got very agitated when I pronounced "doge" as if it was a Venetian duke and told me the only acceptable pronunciations are "dog" or "doggie"

WRONG! It's obviously either like the doge of Venice or to rhyme with Vogue (like "dogue de Bordeaux"). Duh.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:17 PM
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Does your postdoc also pronounce gif as Jif? What is the world coming to?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:17 PM
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On the internet, no one knows if you say "dog" for "doge".


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:22 PM
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My doge has no nose.
How does it smell?
Much terrible!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:23 PM
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<embarrassed whisper> I have always pronounced gif as Jif. </embarrassed whisper>


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:26 PM
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Well, we all live in a fallen world.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:30 PM
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72: Because it's fucking OK! The creator's have no fucking say in it.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:31 PM
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72: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:32 PM
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I save all my photos as "joint photographic experts group" files.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:34 PM
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72:
Drum explored this a few months ago: it's an age & industry thing. Old guys like him and me tend toward the hard "g" because "graphical" and because the other pronunciation is a sugared peanut butter. But we're losing ground, and the soft g is taking over.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:37 PM
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Other way around.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:40 PM
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Da.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 7:44 PM
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I read that, but obviously mis-remembered it. I forgot what side Drum was on, I thought I remembered mine--hard G--but now I'm not so sure.

I encountered them first in the early 90s, Windows 3 days, while we converted to digital in the legal publishing industry. I have to admit we didn't pronounce the word very often, so my hard G may have been idiosyncratic


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:08 PM
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The gin worked.

75: Apparently Tennessee Williams would sometimes go and see Streetcar and at this line he would burst into hysterical laughter. Tony Kushner also had a good take on it.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:24 PM
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I'm too lazy to get out my Russian dictionary -- what does "Palata" mean? Is it a cognate of "pallet" as in a bed?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:36 PM
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51: We are now talking about Polish Muslim Tatars.

Halal pierogies?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:39 PM
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We are now talking about Polish Muslim Tatars

I love that subject! Polish/Lithuanian Americans in whom you may see that heritage, on their faces, are Martha Stewart and the late Charles Bronson.

And the light Cavalry tradition which they excelled at was brought to this country by Casimir Pulaski, during the American Revolution.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 8:55 PM
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You gotta fight
For your right
To haarrrdd g!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:12 PM
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Such weather.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:14 PM
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We are now talking about Polish Muslim Tatars

Discarded draft by James Agee.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:15 PM
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And then everyone went to sleep and my awfully literary joke languished.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:44 PM
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I was working on a non-literary Polish Muslin Tatters joke, but it turned to be too stupid even for me.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:55 PM
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88: I appreciated it.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 9:59 PM
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And a great time was had by all.
71 made me laugh but it would have been funnier in person.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-27-14 10:10 PM
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87 was so much more refined than 83. But perhaps 83 will eventually cause this to become a food thread, which is worth, like, 250 Unfogged points. Such chagrin!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 6:38 AM
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So do people pronounce .png as "Ping"?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 6:42 AM
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re: 93

No.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 6:45 AM
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88: The "HEY EVERYONE I MADE A JOKE" phase of drinking. I have to say, though, having a bunch of tiny-limed highballs on a Thursday was like the best idea ever.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 6:58 AM
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Better than having a bunch of tiny-balled high Limeys?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 7:25 AM
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84.3: Sarmatians?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-28-14 6:58 PM
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It was great to see the NY contingent on Thursday and I'm sorry I was late turning up due to a much more boring prior commitment. OTOH, I have now finished a bit more of the John Buchan/Terminator nonsense and anyone who wants chapters 2 and 3 should let me know.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-31-14 4:58 AM
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I very much enjoyed the first installment so please send away (replacing the "underscore" with the thing itself as before).


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-31-14 6:47 AM
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I'd like to read it too (haven't read the first chapter, so can I have that too, please?).


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03-31-14 6:55 AM
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