Re: NYC Meetup Reminder

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Veselka (2nd Ave and 9th St) tomorrow at 4:30!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 2:47 PM
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A chance to rehearse the bitterness, resentment and accusations of the past few days in person? Excelsior!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 3:06 PM
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Damn. Wish I could make it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 3:22 PM
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Kid-friendly menu, LB!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 3:23 PM
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We'll even keep the swearing to a minimum around the youngins.

I should be there...


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 3:47 PM
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I'd love to be there, but I am currently in Ohio sitting in front of a fire and drinking a martini with a handsome Scot.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 3:52 PM
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Ask him what he's wearing underneath. Scots love that.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 4:35 PM
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We've switched to Tempier rose and he is wearing jeans, thank you!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 4:47 PM
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The question is what he's wearing underneath, oudemia.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 4:49 PM
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I'll try to make it, even though this is the crazy moving weekend. I have already moved my stuff; it's my honey who's lagging this time, so I'm kind of waiting around trying to figure out how to be maximally efficient and minimally invasive. It sounds nice just to ditch the whole effort for an hour or two.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:16 PM
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boxers, people.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:26 PM
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He's wearing people under his jeans? Grody!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:27 PM
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Dogs, Tweety. Not man enough for ferrets, I guess.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:35 PM
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gewult. He's cute. Leave him be.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:36 PM
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Boxers and people, John.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:36 PM
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Let us not forget that boxers are people too, except when they're dogs.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:43 PM
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If he's cute, you're sitting in front of a fire drinking, and you know what kind of undergarments he's wearing, what're you doing leaving blog comments?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:44 PM
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We are repulsed by Jackmormon's endorsement of the inhumane practice of dog-boxing.


Posted by: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:45 PM
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17: done and done. Over and out!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:49 PM
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It's only really inhumane when you put the dogs in the boxes in the mail.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 5:59 PM
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Go see Stanley play tonight at piano's in Manhattan!


Posted by: eekbeat | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 6:07 PM
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20 - If you use PetPost it's ok though - my dad got a kitten off the internet this year!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 7:43 PM
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So, yesterday my boss caught me looking at this.

awkward? yeah a little...


Posted by: d.j.t. | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 7:57 PM
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Archaeoporn is a firing offense in many venues.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 8:38 PM
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Bave and I intended to go to Pianos. We really did. But we got so smoothed out at the Baths that we couldn't manage anything but wine and Chinese food and poker. I'm sad we missed the show, but Pianos is claustrophobic hell on a Saturday. I hope it was wonderful!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-10-07 11:20 PM
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Show was fantastic. The front of the bar was claustrophobic hell, but the lounge, where Truman Sparks was playing, was a fine place to be. The opening band was pretty great too.


Posted by: Clownæsthesiologist | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 6:53 AM
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you know becks, I feel like this was exactly the right post at the right time. seriously, timing. I'm just kind of hanging back in awe here. further, the absolute perfect number of people have commented up till now. and it's not just the number--it's the commenters themselves! I mean, eekbeat, d.j.t.!! it's as if this comment was so right on, so in tune with what's happening out there, that everybody cool had something to kick in, even clownae.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:28 AM
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Veslka at 4:30. Check.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:56 AM
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OT: I've left my accent and the Humiliation thread back at the office, and am writing from a rock outcrop over the river. The wife and I are batting around the idea of a bike trip next weekend -- Alexandria to Mt Vernon and back, lunch in there somewhere, and a viewing of whatever the renovations at MV are. Inspired by Knecht's example, I'm entertaining the thought of introducing the wife to my pretend internet life. So, I'm wondering if any of you imaginary people might be interested.


Posted by: Napi | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 1:34 PM
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Leaving for Veselka now. See y'all there!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 1:36 PM
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We'd certainly be interested in meeting your pretend wife.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 1:44 PM
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alameida, drug use in Narnia is a serious crime.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 1:47 PM
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could anybody come? i read sometimes your threads
sometimes interesting
wanted to go, but could not overcome my shyness
i'm a fan of ogged btw


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 4:10 PM
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Meetup was a smashing success. Read, FWI, I was terribly nervous going to my first meetup, last year's election-night drinking binge, but I discovered (as if for the very first time) the magical properties of alcohol. You too can get in on this racket -- a couple of drinks and you'll feel right at home, five or seven drinks and you'll feel like you own the place. Napi, what I discovered at today's meetup was that meeting up anywhere but at a bar is a bit problematic. In this case, we went to a restaurant and had to make sure we had most of our party together before we got a table, etc. And it all worked out smashingly, smashingly. But meet at a bar first.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:37 PM
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FWI?

For War Information?

For Worth It?

Few Whoah (what) I (mean)?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:38 PM
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Fallopian Witchcraft Imagery


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:40 PM
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Fallow Wisconsin Inmate


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:41 PM
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Fumbling with Intent


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:42 PM
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Fey Waffler, Incognito


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:43 PM
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Fiery Wrath Indicator


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:45 PM
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F why I.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 7:49 PM
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Fell Wingèd Imperatrix


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 8:17 PM
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Well the Austin meet-up went swimmingly. In addition to M/tchpipeself, other attendees were Sir Kraab, heebie geebie, Magpie, and Josh. Unfortunately, jammies couldn't make it, but incidentally we're trying to butch up his image (cf Armsmasher, shivbunny), so hereafter he will be referred to as Def Jam (or some other such name if someone suggests something better).

Despite being left directionless by the shirksome (but butch!) Armsmasher, we were able to agree on a starting location and so ate delicious food at Curra's South. We then decamped to Green Muse for other beverages and further conversation. Some shocking gossip was revealed, many laughs were had, and all with no perceivalbe eyestrain or carpal tunnel syndrome.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 8:35 PM
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we're trying to butch up his image (cf Armsmasher, shivbunny), so hereafter he will be referred to as Def Jam (or some other such name if someone suggests something better).

"Logjammer"

Also, "shivbunny" needs some work as well.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 8:37 PM
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"Logjammer" is pretty damn good.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 8:39 PM
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Had a great time. Thanks, everyone!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 9:52 PM
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Thanks for changing the time so I could make it only to have me show up for five minutes and then runaway.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:04 PM
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That was fun. Stanley kicks ass FWIW. (FYIW?)


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:09 PM
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This seems like the best place to note that I just bought my plane tickets for UnfoggeDCon.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:10 PM
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Huzzah, teo!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:12 PM
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This party better be good.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:22 PM
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Nah, we're gonna take it easy this year.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:25 PM
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I'm a pretty easy-going guy, so that's okay. As long as there's alcohol and women, I'll be fine.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:26 PM
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But there damn well better be alcohol and women.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:27 PM
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Oh, we'll be there, but we'll be in bed by 11.


Posted by: Alcohol and Women | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:31 PM
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Fair enough.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:32 PM
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Mind if I ask with whom?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:34 PM
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I spill in bed.


Posted by: Alcohol | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:34 PM
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Who doesn't?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:35 PM
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I spill into bed.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:35 PM
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Stanley, aren't you supposed to be playing a show? AWB, attending a show? Tomorrow's a federal holiday -- even the rock stars are home now?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:39 PM
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Just got home from Final Fantasy. Fantastic show, Bave.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:40 PM
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Final Fantasy is great. Yglesias and I saw him play and just when we were starting to get itchy for the next band to play, he said that he was only playing one more song, because this is around the time that his schtick starts to wear off on the audience.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:43 PM
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It was really cute. The audience kept yelling for him to play all night, and he was like, "Listen, I'm not Elvis Costello. When I'm fifty and have put out 20 albums, I'll play all night. This is all I've got." But he did keep coming out and playing some fun covers and stuff.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:45 PM
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Oh, then the audience was all, "Put out another fucking album then!" And he said, "Stop fucking buying tickets, then, and I'll have to stop touring and actually write songs!"

I'm off to bed. Night, all!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:48 PM
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Night, AWB!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:55 PM
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Show's over, Bave. Nothing to see here. (sweep sweep)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 10:58 PM
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Stanley, I have yet to see your band perform. Are we working on this problem?


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 11:01 PM
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I just realized that I'm wearing a Truman Sparks t-shirt right now, and have been all day. Comfortable!


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 11:47 PM
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Just got home from Final Fantasy.

I missed an FF concert recently. Wah. Woulda been free, too.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-11-07 11:51 PM
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Final Fantasy is great, but I've seem him twice in the last year and a half and that's about enough for now.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 6:41 AM
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68: Hard knocks in your neck of the woods, but I'll let you know next time we play up there. (And of course, you're more than welcome here in Cville for, say, the Man Man show we're playing on Monday.)

69: The customer reviews are fantastic! Glad it's comfy.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:42 PM
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