Re: UK Meetup Thread

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Allow me to be the first to suggest Moll King's Coffeehouse.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 8:02 AM
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I really want to make it into a meet up in London, but unfortunately I am working all weekend and it is Mother's day on Sunday, so I'm fully booked. Have fun!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 8:16 AM
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I believe you mean "Mothering Day".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:03 AM
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I think we should be planning for Saturday, somewhere central. How about that filthy pub in St Giles we did once? (Mind you, with Tottenham Court Road tube in its current split brain condition it's not as central any more)


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:08 AM
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mother*ing Sunday, surely. Not sure if I can make this. Plenty of work on. But I will try.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:17 AM
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I might suggest the hipster pub just up the road from Kings Place, but it could be very noisy on a Saturday night.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:23 AM
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Good call. Isn't that the one with the Funktion One sound system downstairs?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:35 AM
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I'd prefer a south east London venue given the choice, but failing that King's Cross works pretty well. I can't do Saturday afternoon, but I can do the evening and probably Sunday.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:06 AM
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NMM, alas, to Terry Pratchett.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:20 AM
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Yes, yes, Mothering Sunday. I really dislike 'mothering' - all I hear is 'smothering.'


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:36 AM
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I read 5 as Mother-$#*ing Sunday, which is rather how I feel about the whole thing.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:40 AM
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10: ah write a poem about it why doncha


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:51 AM
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11: That's how you were meant to read it!

And, yes, it is the pub with a fancy sound system in the basement. I sometimes have a HARD TIME HEARING there, but the beer is good and much less expensive than the craft place we met in Islington once.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:57 AM
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Yeah, "mothering" is a no-good word.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:59 AM
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huh it really is "mothering sunday" over there. How gross.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 11:19 AM
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So, UKers, why are you messing with your only valuable international export, Jeremy Clarkson?


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 5:14 PM
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They're probably sleeping.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 6:21 PM
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Still awake, working late. But I've never even seen Top Gear. Until everyone else wakes up again, here's the Guardian view, which manages to work in a quote from Robert Graves.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 6:53 PM
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16: because you don't get to punch the help if you work for the BBC


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:56 PM
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16: because you don't get to punch the help if you work for the BBC


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:57 PM
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Apparently my phone believes I should emphasise this important point. Fuck it. I should go back to sleep.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 9:58 PM
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Yes, yes, Mothering Sunday. I really dislike 'mothering' - all I hear is 'smothering.'

Yeah, and then you'll get the chair.


Posted by: homer | Link to this comment | 03-12-15 10:05 PM
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I can't make Saturday. Outside chance I might make a Sunday evening thing, or slight chance Friday (today).


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 12:45 AM
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16 - because he's a cunt.

We have a French exchange student arriving tonight for a week. I don't think C would be impressed if I fucked off to London and left him to interact with her.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 2:49 AM
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19: This is a cultural clash. In Hollywood, if you don't punch the help it's taken as a sign of weakness. It gets you busted down to the mail room.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 5:24 AM
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We have a French exchange student arriving tonight for a week. I don't think C would be impressed if I fucked off to London and left him to interact with her.

It depends. Is she hot?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 5:41 AM
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Shall we say Sunday, then?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 9:22 AM
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I can't make Sunday, alas


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:06 AM
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Me neither, though I would like to make a meetup some day.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 11:17 AM
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OK, let's make it 6.30 tomorrow (Sunday) at the Star of Kings. Liz, can you bump the thread?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-14-15 4:27 AM
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26 - she's 16, you dirty old man!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 03-14-15 10:53 AM
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The special guest's name always reminds me of David the Invincible Philosopher. Some relation I hope.


Posted by: edna k. | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 11:26 AM
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General broadcast: the pub is closed. Like closed. If you're coming please speak.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 11:43 AM
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SQUEEAK


Posted by: OPINIONATED COIN OF THE REALM | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:05 PM
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Thanks for that. Is anyone actually out?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:17 PM
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Actually outside the pub.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:21 PM
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Heading to the Parcel Yard in King's Cross Station


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:24 PM
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We'll find you


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:24 PM
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Parcel Yard liveblogging!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:48 PM
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If anybody finds a stuffed bear for god's sake do what it tells you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 12:48 PM
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This is poor liveblogging.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 1:24 PM
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40: But don't feed it after midnight!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 1:44 PM
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Who was there? Did you all find each other?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 3:18 PM
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This is some really intense suspense. Is everybody still lost? Are all the pubs closed? Is this some kind of Shaun of the Dead thing?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 5:26 PM
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No wonder these people aren't managing an empire anymore.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 5:42 PM
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That meetup would have come off in Mussolini's Italy, by gum.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 5:42 PM
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Some crowd of people would have been there, and they would have joined that crowd, because who do they think they are? Better than everyone else?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-15-15 5:47 PM
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I've just come back from lunch there. The zoned out barman put our meals down on the counter before bringing them to our tablet and then *started to eat the chips*while taking on the phone. While we were watching. When I complained, he said no, that was another order, not ours.
So last night had s lucky escape.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 7:04 AM
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Yeah you did; Big Al says the barman's connected, so I wouldn't complain too loudly.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 7:29 AM
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The non-meetup liveblogging from Werdna is cracking me up! Did he then bring the plates to you or follow up his lie by having your food remade?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 7:34 AM
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Before I had complained, when he saw us watching, he picked them up and handed them to another, rather bewildered waiter, with obvious instructions to take them into the room next door. After about a minute, he reappeared carrying the plates towards us. When he was close he asked, rather belligerently, if we wanted the food: why were we looking at him like that. "Because you were eating the chips" I said. He said "Oh, no. That was another oder" and put these on the table. I was hungry, so I ate, promising myself to put the whole story up on tripadvisor. When the bill came, two pounds had been removed from it for "open food" which I think was an apology.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 8:23 AM
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I'm actually going to be in London (probably near King's Cross) overnight for work next Tuesday, the 24th, if people want to try again. But no pressure!


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 4:54 AM
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I think I will be in Bradford, but will make it otherwise.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:51 AM
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