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Re: DQ Meet-up!

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I like Vienna.

Do I know who else liked Vienna? Yes.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 7:47 AM
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Falco.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:00 AM
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I wait for you.


Posted by: Vienna | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:15 AM
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As long as we're talking long range planning it looks like I will miss Heebie this summer, unless this thing comes through and I need to come back to NY twice this summer. We'll see. Otherwise I'm looking to be back mid-June to first week of July. Wish I could meet dq and the dq-ers in Amsterdam, lovely city.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:29 AM
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It must be weird and unnerving to undertake travel that doesn't start at or end in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:31 AM
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5: Having never been to Lincoln Nebraska, my experience indicates that this is true.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:36 AM
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We're all on our way to Lincoln. Some of us just may not make it.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:39 AM
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7: Well, if I die on top of the hill
And if I don't make it, you know my baby will


Posted by: Moses? | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:43 AM
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I fear 7 is my fate.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:44 AM
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I've been to Lincoln, but I've never been to me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:48 AM
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I usually go to southern California around July 4th but may be back on the 5th.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:48 AM
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Four times.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:48 AM
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I've never been to Lincoln, and I have barely ever left me.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:53 AM
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Iberian Fury will be out of town, but I believe I'll be free Saturday or Sunday.


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 9:22 AM
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Awesome! The guys are going to an afternoon concert on Saturday and we are all going to the opera on Saturday night, so Saturday lunch could work. We don't have anything scheduled for Sunday yet, except our train at 2030. We're staying in the center of things.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 9:40 AM
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I can usually do Wednesdays. I've blocked off the evening of 7/5.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:04 AM
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This is a Europe thread so I don't know if that means July 5th or May 7th.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:06 AM
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I think we should all spend some time exploring the Lincoln within.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:07 AM
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18: Will he emancipate me from mental slavery?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:26 AM
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I want my inner Lincoln to do some damned laundry. That hat needs a steaming, Abe! And would it kill you to stop calling the microwave "Senator"?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 12:25 PM
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There's a Geo/rge Fred/rick/son joke in here, but I don't think the target audience for it comments here anymore.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 12:29 PM
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Plus, vodka goes bad within 24 hours of being opened.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 1:12 PM
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Wrong thread?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 1:17 PM
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There's an Opinionated Apocryphal Harriet Tubman joke to peep at 19, but I'm afraid if I change my name to make it, I'll be stuck with the false ID popping up forever.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 1:25 PM
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24: Come on, Thorn, would it be so bad to be "Opinionated Apocryphal Harriet Tubman" forever?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 1:45 PM
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16: Great!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 2:05 PM
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23: Crazytalk.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 2:05 PM
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And yes to wed July 5 in SF!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 2:35 PM
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28: What?! What are July 5 in SF's prospects? Is he kind to the servants?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 4:14 PM
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28 Congratulations! Though I thought you were already married dq.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 7:01 PM
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Nothing like being pwned 3 hours earlier. In my defense it's 5 am here and I need more coffee.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 7:02 PM
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Not just pwned. 29 was better because of the Jane Austen-yness.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:32 PM
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a July in possession of a 5th day must be in want of a meetup.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 8:56 PM
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But you can't force it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 9:20 PM
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It is a statement conditionally acknowledged that a July in possession of a 5th day may or may not wish to have a meetup, depending on a number of factors, two of which are agency and consent, being both important concepts that, in being mentioned in a sentence of this length means that said sentence no longer even attempts to resemble Jane Austen's writing, but rather a style found in some English writing, oft since parodied, of the 16th and 17th centuries.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 9:44 PM
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Anyone else going to Worldcon in Finland?


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:11 PM
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No, but I'm going to Boise. And then Walnut Creek.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-17-17 11:54 PM
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29: Black Books reference noted.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 12:40 AM
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Already wed, but open minded!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 1:01 AM
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OT: there's going to be an election in June. Because the last time we voted on something it went SO WELL.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 3:15 AM
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40. The person who has called the election thinks it did.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 4:20 AM
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Don't know why that was anonymised.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 4:39 AM
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In America, they usually credit Australians for anonymized elections.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 4:46 AM
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Predicted results based on polling up to March 27: Conservative majority of 112 (compared with their current working majority of 17).


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 4:54 AM
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Sounds about right.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 5:20 AM
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44. That will come down slightly, despite Labour's best efforts to raise it, because polls at the beginning of a campaign are almost always more extreme than at the end. I would guess we're looking at somewhere in the 80s. It'll be interesting to see how the LDs, as the only consistent remainer party among the main three, do.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 5:53 AM
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38: Yup.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 5:54 AM
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YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I THINK ON THE MATTER.


Posted by: WINSTON CHURCHILL | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 5:54 AM
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Does the queen keep plastic seat covers around for times of special need?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 6:14 AM
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I vote yes on SF meetup, Europe be damned.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 6:48 AM
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49. If she hasn't hitherto I'm sure there will be plenty of people happy to help out.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 7:08 AM
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Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 12:51 PM
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"Stairway to Heaven"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 1:07 PM
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"Copperhead Road"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 1:11 PM
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It only has four strings? Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin," Chico Buarque's "Cotidiano" and Free Bird would all be equally challenging.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 04-18-17 1:55 PM
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