Re: DC Meet-up!

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Ooh, is this the first meetup since sodomizing Mutombo became mandatory?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 10:48 AM
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And now I'm feeling guilty, of course. Consensual sodomy only! Lurkers welcome! etc.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 10:52 AM
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From my e-mail to heebie, "(Tempted to note that sodomy is solely at participants' discretion, but I think that's a bit too NSFW.)" Nobody needs to do anything they don't want, but they should definitely document it via both liveblog and Flickr pool.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 12:00 PM
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Oh, and the non-word is "unexpectedly expanding." I'm not so great at this typing thing.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 2:24 PM
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is this the first meetup since sodomizing Mutombo became mandatory

Just in case anyone is new here, a lurker was captured at the last meetup and now everyone now must sodomize "Mutumbo" when he's let out of his box, at each meetup. It's how they ensure that everyone there is equally guilty so no one confesses. Don't take any chances lurkers, stay away!


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 2:35 PM
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Daaaaaaamn, there goes my chance to joke that sodomy skills will get you farther than typing skills! But on the plus side, "Ripper" won't be at the meetup!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 2:51 PM
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Despite the sinister turn this short thread has taken, I'll plan to make it.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 3:11 PM
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"Despite" s/b "in light of".


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 3:13 PM
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7: The plus side is that it's really not possible for the meetup to be worse than the planning thread.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 3:24 PM
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Define "worse."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 3:45 PM
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Since DC people are reading this- I'm there for a conference Feb 6-12. I think I'm free evenings Friday 6th and Wednesday 11th, other nights people are buying me lots of drinks. Which is better for people?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 3:48 PM
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Did you know you can sing the following song to the tune of "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain When She Comes":

Let's Alll Sodomize Mutumbo In A Box
Let's Alll Sodomize Mutumbo In A Box
Let's Alll Sodomize Mutumbo
Let's Alll Sodomize Mutumbo
Let's Alll Sodomize Mutumbo In A Box


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 4:42 PM
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Just wanted to put that out there because it's MLK Day.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 4:48 PM
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I was wondering why no front-pager had linked "The Drum-Major Instinct" this year, but that's a pretty good substitute.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 4:52 PM
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11: Prefer Friday (because no work early the next day) but am available either day.
12: Dude, I'm going to be in LA in a couple months and am questioning very hard whether a meetup request would be prudent.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 5:55 PM
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15.2: Yeah, let's do it! We'll bring a gimp suit for Ripper if he gets unruly.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 6:16 PM
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15:12: Yes, it's problematical given that "In A Box" should have been "On A Bus".

I'll see if I can find a good hearing trumpet or a helicopter sound system for twenty people.


Posted by: biohazard | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 6:47 PM
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Let's do it. We're due for a good meetup, and Mutumbo should probably be moved to a new basement in case the neighbors start to get suspicious.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 6:53 PM
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I suppose this is the place to confess that Di K and her manfriend and I failed to live-blog our impromptu meetup in Chicago recently. We ate pizza and discussed Irish-Catholic families and The Catcher in the Rye. There was a magician at the restaurant, too, and he came table-to-table. A w k w a r d.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 7:10 PM
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gimp suit:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465489311458830396/


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 7:15 PM
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15.2: If I'm still not working then, the temptation to drive down will be very strong...


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 7:17 PM
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For those who are new or haven't been around much lately, and who are disinclined to believe Ripper's lies, the sodomy stuff is actually from this thread.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 7:29 PM
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Sigh... it looks like I'll be stuck at work this Wednesday, where the sodomy is awful.

11: Both days are fine for me! (Slight preference for Friday Feb. 6.)


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 8:25 PM
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OT: First time I've commented from a bar. Trying it out.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 8:42 PM
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Just don't let them see you typing "sodomy".


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-15 8:47 PM
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11: Either works for me. Mild preference for the Friday one.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 1:22 AM
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A w k w a r d.

He turned your pizza into a white pigeon?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 4:15 AM
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No, but he did make the old man with the kazoo disappear, so that was nice.


Posted by: dk | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 6:19 AM
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You played hide the kazoo in a restaurant?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:18 AM
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Assassination's kind of a harsh penalty for kazoo playing, don't you think?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:23 AM
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30: You weren't there, man. You don't know.


Posted by: dk | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:30 AM
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For meeting SP, if we do Friday the 6th and want a table somewhere, we should probably make a reservation soonish. If we'll just stand at a bar, it's fine. SP, where in town would be convenient for you?

LA folks, I'd love to meet you. The boyfriend and I are finalizing dates and buying tickets in the next couple of weeks for the end of April. (Josh, that's quite the drive for a few hours of drinking. Hope you're employed, but would be glad to see you.)


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:47 AM
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32: Darn, we'll just miss you. We're not getting to LA (for the summer) until 5/15.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 9:36 AM
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33: Dibs on a meetup in the so-clearly-better-than-LA-in-winter part of the country once things settle, though!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 9:38 AM
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34: Of course! We'll be back *there* this Friday.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 9:48 AM
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God, if we could arrange a meetup at the Magic Castle, it would be the greatest meetup in history, even if no one gets sodomized.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:05 AM
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I second 36.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:13 AM
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Actually, if there's real interest in the Magic Castle this summer I'll see what I can do, it's always good to find an excuse to go. You can usually scrounge up guest passes from somewhere. It also may give me a chance to call my favorite random acquaintance, the "lawyer of magic" (ie the guy who specializes in intellectual property protection for magic tricks). You'll need to wear ties though, and definitely commit to a date early.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:16 AM
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the guy who specializes in intellectual property protection for magic tricks

I would attend the meetup just to meet this guy. I mean, you guys are all great and everything, and the Magic Castle is awesome, but seriously.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:23 AM
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38: Honestly, we'd love to. We'll be around for three months starting May 15, with the exception of a week or two in July reserved for family.


Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:25 AM
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I keep saying I'm going to make myself take trips this year and I should spend more time with my brother in LA, because I barely get to see him when he visits here. Hmmmm.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:31 AM
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I'm staying at the convention center on Mt Vernon square, so the closer to there the easier, although I imagine not many people actually live in that area. I can do Friday as it sounds like that's best for everyone, I just have a meeting at 8am Saturday.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:35 AM
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Arriving 5:15 to DCA so I imagine any time after 7 would work.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:38 AM
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Until about two hours ago I was planning to make a special guest appearance at the DC meetup tomorrow evening, but my travel plans changed unexpectedly, so I will not be able to join. I am very disappointed to miss the opportunity. Pour out one in my honor. Or sodomize someone, as you prefer.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 4:52 PM
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Ooooh! I might be able to join the DC meetup tomorrow. Looks like I don't have an evening meeting for my second day on the new job.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 6:46 PM
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Ooh, yay, Witt! Excellent. Knecht, sorry about the change of plan. We wouldn't want you to miss out on the sodomy; I'm sure we can restrain ourselves until next time you're around.

SP, you'll be right near Gallery Place, where all the lines come together, so that's very easy. DC commentariat, I like RFD near there. There's also a Matchbox nearby. I'm happy to go elsewhere if someone else has a stronger preference.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:30 PM
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Since this is the new sodomy thread, I thought I'd keep you updated. I told a local friend, who is married with a young family, about my tryst with the 18 yo, and after a lot of congratulations, she told me, "you know, if you want to have sex with my husband, I wouldn't mind at all." I was...surprised, to say the least. I also got the sense that she was possibly interested in having some sort of role in the hypothetical sexual encounter between her husband and me. My negative response was overdetermined, but it got me wondering if there's an IRB form for "group sex with your research subjects."


Posted by: Mrs. Robinson | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:43 PM
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There isn't. I've looked.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:47 PM
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She told me she's brought this up with her husband before, which explains why he's not really willing to look me in the eye and refuses to be alone with me in a room. Previously I just assumed it was an excess of prudery on his part.


Posted by: Mrs. Robinson | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:49 PM
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I figured you'd know the answer.


Posted by: Mrs. Robinson | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:50 PM
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Be the change.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:53 PM
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There's probably a rule about not having sex with them, singly or in groups.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 7:58 PM
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What's wrong with this person's husband, then?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:06 PM
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Clearly Witt was just waiting for Knecht to explicitly state that he wouldn't be there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:07 PM
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52: Not even for science?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:08 PM
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I'd like to see the wording required on the consent form.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:24 PM
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Not even for science?

Science, hell, how about for the entertainment of the blog-reading audience? Give 'em an informed consent waiver to sign and go to town!



Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:25 PM
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The part where you are expected to specify the expected duration of the subject's participation could lead to awkwardness and/or unreasonable expectations.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 8:29 PM
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38: A month's notice would probably be enough for me to get the PTO set up and buy a cheap ticket.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:01 PM
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Witt! Congratulations!


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 01-20-15 10:12 PM
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go to town!
Well, within the carefully defined parameters of the IRB and all. "Subjects consent to acts X,Y, and Z as defined by source Q for a minimum of six but not more than eleven times over a two week period, with no individual act to be repeated within a 48 hour period. At this point, individuals will be assessed for A, B, and C in accordance with best practices and subsequently either sorted into a continuation phase or a final interview."

58: Surely there are terms of art.

59: You're so fancy! PTO!


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 4:43 AM
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There will be liveblogging, right? So those of us who were unable to attend can vicariously experience the sodomy conviviality?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 12:31 PM
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To leave room for food tonight, I have not had lunch. This wasn't as smart as I thought. I am hungry.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 3:35 PM
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Headed in.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 4:50 PM
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At Metro Center


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:15 PM
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At Zaytinya. Waiting for more people so they'll seat us.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:32 PM
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Just arriving. I'm starved.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:32 PM
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Off train, be there shortly.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:33 PM
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And now we are six. Including a lurker.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:42 PM
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Oops, it's restaurant week. Crowded!


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:55 PM
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And togolosh's weight loss is obvious and impressive.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 5:56 PM
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Potchkeh recommending Nworb's book in very flattering terms.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:14 PM
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Finally got some food. Thank goodness.

Now discussing the vagaries of DC cabs and Uber. I was surprised to find that DC cabs lack partitions. Maybe Philadelphians are just angrier.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:22 PM
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Pro-tip: If you can't eat gluten, get cucumber slices to enjoy your hummus and dips.

(I myself cannot imagine life without gluten.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:25 PM
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Snails!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:29 PM
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Sodomizing lurker, eating snails and cucumber slices.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:35 PM
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Nworb's book is great. Welcome, lurker!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:35 PM
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Nworb's book really is great ... Oh, wait, hold on, back in the box, lurk!


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owen | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:37 PM
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Cocoa Puffs with whipping cream. Not on the menu, just under discussion.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:50 PM
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Lamb very good, reports say. Orzo definitely good. Lots of rice pilaf ordered. Somehow we ended up with three bowls.

More book recommendations. One person gave Von wafers book twice as a gift.

I am reading Brown Girl Dreaming. National Book Award. Definitely recommended..


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:53 PM
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Delicious but terrible for you good under discussion. FUNNEL CAKE.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:54 PM
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79 is my no longer secret guilty pleasure. Cocoa Pebbles, though, to be precise.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:56 PM
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80.Last: Heart heart heart Jacqueline Woodson! Also, but not relatedly, funnel cake.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 6:59 PM
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Math exercises, aka gratuity calculations.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:15 PM
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Math exercises, aka gratuity calculations.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:15 PM
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There is a pile of cash in the middle of the table. This is easier
Than umpteen credit cards.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:17 PM
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I hate posting from my phone. This is why I never comment from my phone.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:18 PM
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Nice things are being said about JRobot and helpy-chalk


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:19 PM
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There is a pile of cash in the middle of the table.
This is easier
Than umpteen credit cards.
Fuck you, clown


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:30 PM
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Six commentarians have a nice meal together, and the bill is $140.Each pays $25 the waiter gives to the cashier. The cashier hands $10 back to the waiter. But the waiter can't split $10 six ways, so he gives the commentarians $1 each and keeps $4 towards a tip.

They all paid $25 and got $4 back. $25-$1 = $24

6 X $24= $144.

If they paid $144 and the waiter kept $4: $144 + $4 = $148.

Where did the other $2 go? $150 - $2 = $148.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:34 PM
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The commenters clearly ate dinner in Pittsburgh, not DC.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:42 PM
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They all paid $25 and got $4 $1 back

oops


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 7:55 PM
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That actually worked on me for multiple minutes! Cute.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 8:00 PM
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90: I see what you did there. But it did take me an embarrassingly long time to see it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 8:09 PM
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Yes


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 8:10 PM
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I can even math regular stuff after meet-ups.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 8:12 PM
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Yay liveblogging! Even if I didn't get to read it until afterwards. "Cocoa pebbles with whipping cream"?


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 01-21-15 8:37 PM
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97 Yeah, me too but that was some quality liveblogging. Thanks all!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 01-22-15 8:07 AM
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And yay lurker!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 01-22-15 8:10 AM
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Kobe


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-22-15 8:48 AM
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