Re: NYC Meetup

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Yo. I'm still pretty hungover from the Arthegall meetup, during which he and I lost pretty spectacularly at bocce. I will try to gather the shreds of my dignity for tomorrow.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:38 PM
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That game coulda gone either way, AWB. Give yourself a break.

I'm totally there tomorrow.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:48 PM
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2 - I read "Bave" like "pavé".


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:52 PM
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as i suggested the place, i suppose it is incumbent on me to show up. 6:30-ish?


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:52 PM
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If I wanted to meet people, I'd go outside.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:53 PM
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Huh, I didn't know that word. There is of course no accent mark in "Bave."


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:57 PM
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I knew bitching about names would make everyone change theirs. And two new people have posted under simple common first names only since I put up that post. Argh.

But I'll be there, as will Dr. Germ, my college roommate who some of you met last fall.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:59 PM
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630 is fine.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:02 PM
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Long-long-time lurker here (I can actually remember when Unf existed), so I think it's time I go to a NY meetup to fill the lurker quota...


Posted by: Gump | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:06 PM
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Woohoo! Longtime lurkers!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:07 PM
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excellent. I can school Gump on how vital the economics of mid-century Latin America are to understanding the role of the military in Brazil.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:12 PM
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Actually that was another vital undergrad lesson: you can never go wrong by talking about economics in a history essay. Conveniently, it's also true about 80% of the time.


Posted by: Gump | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:32 PM
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I could go, but have to choose a new fogname before I register.


Posted by: Andrew Anon | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:32 PM
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I think "Andrew, Anon" would fit the bill, while implying that even though you just commented, you were about to do so yet again.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:38 PM
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I say again, 'Argh'. 'Andrew Anon' I will inevitably remember as 'Andrew Aguecheek', but there's no reason that should stop you.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:42 PM
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According to the Yelp page for Botanica, the jukebox has a Bollywood cover of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". I'm sold.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:58 PM
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Sold well in advance.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:13 PM
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15: "Argh" is an okay pseudonym, in a retro-post-AD&D kind of a way.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:32 PM
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I'm in, surname and all.


Posted by: Chris Conway | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 5:49 PM
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Botanica is fun.

I won't be there, but this is the first time I've felt tempted.


Posted by: Petey | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 7:45 AM
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Do all the lurkers know how to recognize us?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 3:15 PM
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I assume they know the standard sign/countersign.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 3:20 PM
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I'll be latish, as usual, but probably there by eight.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 3:24 PM
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Do all the lurkers know how to recognize us?

Ha! Yes, this is a critical question.

I'll be there slightly late, and not for very long, I'm afraid.


Posted by: cerebrocrat | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 4:04 PM
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I was about to ask that myself. Is there a secret handshake? Does everyone wear fezes?


Posted by: Gump | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 4:08 PM
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Shout "Who wants to sex Motumbo".

Or if you're a lurker and are afraid of being BrockLandered email me at becks at unfogged in, oh, the next 5 minutes and I'll send you my number. I'm about to leave the office for the meetup, though.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 4:10 PM
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Ahoy ahoy! Becks says to tell everyone that there's no sign and it's below Nolita House and everyone should give Armsmasher a handjob.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 6:05 PM
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An unfogged meetup at a bar with no sign. Totally.

Why can't these things happen someplace normal, like ESPNZone?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 7:04 PM
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We Chicagoans should do another one soon, at a quieter place. Adam and Michael said nothing has ever been as quiet yet good and comfortable as Red Lion, on Lincoln North of Fullerton, where we met in April last year. Would anyone be interested?

(X-posted)


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 8:24 PM
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28: or Applebee's.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 8:47 PM
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Hell yes! Speaking of, arthegall, refer to the Naming Convention thread... if you dare.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 8:55 PM
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Becks says to tell everyone that there's no sign and it's below Nolita House

Pity I missed this comment... Didn't the last place also have no sign? I propose a bar with a sign next time. And without super sekrit hidden back rooms. Also, pity I missed Gump's comment, or of course I would have worn my fez.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:29 PM
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dammit


Posted by: cerebrocrat | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:29 PM
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So, cerebrocrat, did you miss everybody again?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:34 PM
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Sifu, when are you back in L.A.? We should make this thing happen, even if there are no actual unfogged bloggers to be had,.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:44 PM
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Oh, couple months or so. Hard to say.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:45 PM
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11:46 EST, NEW YORK: Reliable sources say that there is dancing on tables. More as this story unfolds.

I'm still under fucking deadline, damnit.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:48 PM
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37: I certainly hope that by "deadline," you mean "the table in question."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:51 PM
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I also am optimistic you reversed the order of "fucking" and "under."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 9:52 PM
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Sadly, no! I've been shirking work for a bit to watch Angel on DVD with my bachelor-roommate catherine. You see, we are somewhat pathetic bachelors—we even ate tuna fish on white tonight. This is actually worse than when I lived in a bona fide bachelor pad in college, because at least then we were watching Buffy.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:00 PM
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we even ate tuna fish on white tonight

Racist.

at least then we were watching Buffy

SO racist.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:02 PM
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The Hottest Broadcast Journalists in Our Nation's Capital: They're Just Like Us!


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:10 PM
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Non-broadcast journalists. The broadcast journalists are watching Future Weapons.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:12 PM
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Becks puts chance of puking at 30 percent!


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:40 PM
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I may be violating off-blog communication protocols.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:40 PM
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Nonsense! Submit to your journalistic impulses.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:42 PM
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B: Designated table dancer for the MN meetup.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:45 PM
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@40 we even ate tuna fish on white tonight.
Save some for the raccoons.


Posted by: Anonymous D. | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 10:51 PM
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I blame the macaroni, not the beer.

Well, the beer some.

But mostly the macaroin.

To bed.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 11:01 PM
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34: I did not! But of course, I miss them terribly now! :(

Although it is a bit of good luck that AWB was in the non-secret front room when I came in.



Posted by: cerebrocrat | Link to this comment | 08-14-07 11:19 PM
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I did not puke and I feel fine this morning. However, macaroni and cheese with bacon: delicious but very, very rich. Oof.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 08-15-07 6:26 AM
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11:46 EST, NEW YORK: Reliable sources say that there is dancing on tables. More as this story unfolds.

man, I leave, and then the fun starts.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-15-07 7:03 AM
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Same here. Man, I was tired last night -- if I'd stayed another 15 minutes, someone would have had to carry me home.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-15-07 9:59 AM
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macaroni & cheese with bacon + dancing on tables = rough seas ahead. I, for one, am glad I left before that.

LB, in the 20 seconds that I talked to you last night, I forgot that I'd been meaning to thank you for the Nobody Makes You Shop at Walmart recommendation. I was even gonna pull it out of my man-purse all dramatic like, as it's my current subway read.


Posted by: cerebrocrat | Link to this comment | 08-15-07 10:32 AM
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Excellent -- that's one of the best things about blogs for me, is the book recommendations. Sorry we didn't get more of a chance to talk, but as I said in 54, I was so tired I was about to die. I kept on trying to talk to people, and realizing that I couldn't formulate a sentence.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-15-07 10:37 AM
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