Re: NYC Meetup

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A four-hour drive with a free beer waiting on the other end? If it weren't trick-or-treating here tomorrow night, I might seriously consider it.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 8:30 PM
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A five-hour flight with a free beer waiting on the other end? If I weren't waxing my moustaches and going to a lesbian wedding, Friday night, I might seriously consider it.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 9:05 PM
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I don't think you count as a new person for New York meetups, Smearcase.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 10:52 PM
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Well when I was about to leave New York after nine and a half years people told me you're not a New Yorker unless you've lived there ten years, so I'd be a tourist at least. Also I have a beard right now so I'd be in disguise. It works every time in Cosi Fan Tutte.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:04 PM
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Well in that case, go right ahead. Or better yet, meet me in Sitka, which is much closer to you than NY (but would probably take a lot longer to get to). We can do heroin and dodge Hasidic gangsters and stuff. And speak Yiddish.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:15 PM
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(I really am in Sitka. It is not really like that.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:22 PM
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Do tell.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:25 PM
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I haven't seen very much of it. It seems nice enough.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:29 PM
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I did see a dam being built. That was cool.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:36 PM
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Tell people to spruce up the place.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:41 PM
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There's certainly no shortage of spruce.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:43 PM
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Pining fir the fjords.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-29-14 11:57 PM
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Given that it's me, Smearcase could cash in the offer of a free beer simply by claiming to be a lurker -- I'd never figure it out.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 4:33 AM
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I will also be in LA next week. I don't know if my audience appeal extends beyond the NYC area though.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 4:59 AM
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Halford might emerge from retirement if you could find a restaurant that served warthog.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 5:01 AM
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I also want to express my appreciation for the line "waxing my moustaches and attending a lesbian wedding" which inexplicably reminds me of the Beach Boys. Perhaps it's a line from an alternative version of "Surfing USA".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 5:58 AM
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Halford might emerge from retirement if you could find a restaurant that served warthog.

Here you go. It is a little distant, though.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 6:40 AM
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I really, really, really, really, really hope Smearcase is really waxing his moustaches and demand pictures.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:32 AM
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13: Come, now. By the third time I said hi to you on the A train the "oh shit!" expression was fleeting, barely noticeable.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:51 AM
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18: Well the sad truth is I only started growing out my facial hair five weeks in advance, so I'm just waxing tiny little points. There isn't enough there for a proper twirl.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:53 AM
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I don't want to start the "it's not the same beard" discussion again, but surely Smearcase, talented though he is, has just the one moustache.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:53 AM
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"Waxing his moustaches" is the only phrase I remember from the one Poirot mystery I tried to read when I was a kid. Or maybe it was "trimming his moustaches."


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:56 AM
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The Talented Mr. Smearcase, coming soon to theaters in SoMa.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:57 AM
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I was indeed thinking of Poirot!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:01 AM
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19: With a newly waxed moustache I'd be good for another couple of meetings worth of confusion.


Posted by: Lizardbreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:06 AM
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I think. I've never actually had a newly waxed moustache myself.


Posted by: Lizardbreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:13 AM
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21 refuted by the phrases in 22.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:15 AM
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26: IYKWIM.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:16 AM
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28 hinting at two differently stupid and juvenile double entendres (although apparently triple entendre is a thing).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:19 AM
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LB's moustache has never known a world in which it was unwaxed.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:19 AM
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My uncle waxes his moustaches. Maybe I can arrange for him to run into LB on the train.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:20 AM
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29: I'm now snickering over a Kipling short story where the superior desirability of making out with men with waxed moustaches is a plot point.


Posted by: Lizardbreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:22 AM
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Have fun! I miss these meetups.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 10:25 AM
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My business plan to sell artisanal moustache wax to hipsters in Brooklyn. Let me dust it off and show you it.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 12:12 PM
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Let me dust it off and show you it.

"I have a medical condition."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 12:20 PM
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35 Hey!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 2:33 PM
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I have a distant cousin, whom I've never met, who lives in Sitka. I see from the internet that she lives with a female life partner -- with the recent change in Alaska law, and a compelling presentation of the T&S show, including wax, perhaps a wedding can be had.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 3:44 PM
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At an uncharacteristically crowded FS. Am I here first, or am I missing someone?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 4:01 PM
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No, we're here.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 4:26 PM
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I am with you in spirit


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 4:54 PM
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I am participating in this meetup the same way Emerson and I met up with Smearcase a couple of weekends ago, as in, we happened to be in different places. That is, Emerson and I were in one place and Smearcase in another. I hadn't realized until that night that that brewery had multiple locations.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 5:02 PM
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Liveblog? Please?


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 5:48 PM
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37: I leave in an hour, so probably am not available to attend a lesbian wedding. Plus I'm fresh out of wax.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 6:29 PM
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Not quite mustache wax, but I complimented a barista on his beard today, and he offered me some of this new beard oil he's been using. I tried it, and it seems to have made my beard softer to the touch. On the other hand, the beard oil smells funny.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 6:58 PM
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Sorry but my smartphone is ancient so no liveblogging from me. But it was a good time with ajay and JM and Blandings and LB and the other Chris who is no longer bald showed up.

We talked about a lot of stuff but I'll give you this tidbit: we got weird looks from two dudes at one of the tables near us on account of our extended conversation regarding the Paris Christmas buttplug.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:24 PM
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He was never bald, he just had a shaven head.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 9:36 PM
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So I made it home from Sitka. I did actually have a chance to see some of the town this afternoon; I'll probably post photos somewhere at some point.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-30-14 11:37 PM
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Sitka sounds like a Russian word but is not. The Wikipedia entry contains an amusingly tortured sentence about the etymology.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-31-14 8:14 AM
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Does anyone know, is teraz doing OK?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 10-31-14 8:58 AM
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He didn't show up last night, and I haven't seen him commenting lately. So, no? (Note to teraz: if you're lurking, this is your cue to pipe up.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-31-14 9:02 AM
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