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Don't let Becks dissuade you from showing up to UnfoggeDCon without a plan for where you'll be staying that night . . . laydeez.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:37 PM
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Finding roommates on the Internet: What could possible go wrong that could not easily be concealed and transported in the back of an anonymous van?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:43 PM
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Or, if you've seen Dexter, a hatchback.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:46 PM
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Don't let Becks dissuade you from showing up to UnfoggeDCon without a plan for where you'll be staying that night . . . laydeez.

Yeah, we usually have three or four of those at each of our parties.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:49 PM
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Can someone give DC newbies general advice as to where in the city we should be looking for hotels?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:52 PM
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5: Hagerstown, anywhere in Southeast, or if you're willing to stay in Virginia there's some really nice places immediately across the river from the Lincoln Memorial.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 5:59 PM
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ogged, please
on condition he'll never say to me you have to etc


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:01 PM
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4: Armsmasher is indeed a man of stamina.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:05 PM
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5 - You can email us for the address if you want to use that for your search. Some people have found some good deals in the Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, or Dupont Circle areas, all of which are pretty close.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:05 PM
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4: Those Europeans? The people who showed up for one Mid-October Party at 4 am and demanded we start the party again?

If Chopper were coming, he could tell another fucking shaggy dog story and entertain stragglers through the night.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:06 PM
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8 informs 10.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:06 PM
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I have two full size leather couches open for the taking, as well as a enough floor space (though hardwood) to easily sleep a number more.

Caveats: First, this is probably best suited for the young and easygoing, for all the reasons you can imagine regarding communal arrangements with strangers (for example, very little privacy, air mattress/sleeping bags not provided, etc.)

Second, the house is in Brookland, about three blocks from the Brookland/Catholic University Metro stop. I've only a rough idea of the Flophouse location, but I don't believe walking is much of an option. It's doable, but I don't know that you should try it very late at night. Unless you plan on returning to the house by 3 a.m., when the Metro stops running, you will have to call a cab.

If interested, leave a comment with an e-mail address.


Posted by: Devics | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:08 PM
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If Chopper were coming, he could tell another fucking shaggy dog story and entertain stragglers through the night.

I don't know whether entertain is really the appropriate word here. I'm still working on the missus, but signs are not particularly promising at the moment.

I've even offered to give up the ice-fishing trip, which comes close to matching UnfoggeDCon for debauchery.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:12 PM
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I haven't actually booked it yet, but I will. mrh et al - I'm probably going to go for the Hilton about a mile and a quarter away from the Flophouse. 2 bed room for $90 (plus tax), pay now rate.

My brother and husband reckon Unfogged is an elaborate grooming programme. But my brother's been to Sweden to meet people off the internet, so what does he know?


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:13 PM
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Just use google maps to find a nearby house or apartment, and show up with your jammies and a copy of this webpage.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:15 PM
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Unfogged is an elaborate grooming programme

For some variants of "grooming," 3 out of 5 Flophousers would have to agree.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:15 PM
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Just use google maps to find a nearby house or apartment, and show up with your jammies and a copy of this webpage.

That'll work for heebie, but what about the rest of us?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:17 PM
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(Butting in: I haven't missed any planning or RSVPing for the Chicago event, have I?)


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:20 PM
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I thought heebie only had to show up with a different photo.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:24 PM
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Jammies? Ice-fishing? I didn't know this was meant to be a slumber party.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:30 PM
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I'll leave this comment which has my email address if anyone wants the other bed. It's just for the one night. Mad axe-murderers need not apply.

I'll be around Sat afternoon to Sunday afternoon and have always found a (non-competitive!) swim to be great for a hangover ...


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:32 PM
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20: Not only that, but the dress code hasn't been made clear. Fedoras are clearly out.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:34 PM
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It's so wonderful that the undoggedian community gets to meet up every once in a while. I wish you would video tape these excusions so that us far-flung lurkers can compare typed out personalities to the lived ones.

I actually dreamt that I'd met all of you the other night, and that you were parodies of your pseuds/names. Teofilo was a long lost cousin (tio filho=uncle's son in Portuguese.) ben w-lfs-n was a man dressed in a wolf suit, who was chasing Sifu Tweety. Somecallmetim was really sketchy and spoke in parables, and for some odd reason Gonerill had a flashing light on his head. Ogged was wearing goggles and a speedo; AWB looked remarkably hairy and albino, and becks was the only normal-ish one, except for the fact that she would not stop talking about date squares.

Oh, the obscene incongruence of the subconscious. Maybe I should change my pseud back to Lucy, because I'd hate to imagine what a Scizor Cyster would subconsciously manifest itself as.


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:35 PM
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23 reminds me that I've been meaning to compliment SC on her excellent new pseudonym.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:37 PM
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thanks


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:38 PM
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Ogged was wearing goggles and a speedo

We've all had that dream.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:48 PM
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ben w-lfs-n was a man dressed in a wolf suit, who was chasing Sifu Tweety

Sifu Tweety's had this fantasy.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:50 PM
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We've all had that dream.

Or the variant, Ogged was wearing goggles and a pseudo.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:53 PM
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goggles s/b two wetsuits

speedo s/b dildo


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:55 PM
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27: yeah, sure, it was a fantasy. "It was all a dream, Sifu! You can wake up now! Wolf suit? No, no, you were sleepy. I don't care if you don't feel sleepy. Yes, you sweat a lot in your sleep. Yes, there were branches all around your bed scraping you. No, this isn't a furry convention. You're in the middle of the woods, and by the woods I mean your warm, comfortable bed. Would you like some more Ambien? There's a good Sifu."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 6:59 PM
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So, unfoggedariat, this is your chance to convince Fleur that she *really* wants to come to UnfodDCon 2.0. She has seen the photos on the flickr group and was...intrigued.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:09 PM
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23 gets it nearly right, Fleur.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:10 PM
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Fleur, the light on my head is flashing only for you.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:11 PM
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You'll never be Fod again, Fleur.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:17 PM
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C'mon, people, pull out all the stops. She needs to feel the love here.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:18 PM
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I've been pleasantly surprised by deals at the Kimpton boutique hotel chain (yeah, I know) - looking right now, the Topaz is booking at $129 a night, and is within striking distance of the Flophouse, as I discovered recently.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:19 PM
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35: truly, the organ is making a fearsome, blatting racket.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:20 PM
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Fleur, Heebie's going to favour us with a PowerPoint presentation on how to properly tie our shoelaces.

And I hear there'll be games of chance, and games of skill, and even some door prizes.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:23 PM
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games of skill

Even after the disastrous experiment with "bobbing for fried chicken" last year?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:25 PM
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What do you mean, "disastrous"? That's when the shirts came off.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:26 PM
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Actually I'm not going to be there. My light will blink for Fleur forlornly in the West, possibly causing an air traffic hazard.



Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:26 PM
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36 - if i recall, stanley and his lovely lady stayed at a kimpton hotel and it was relatively cheap, but it may have been part of a special promotion...anyways, i can vouch for their niceness.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:28 PM
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I'll second that. Stanley and eekbeat are tops.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:29 PM
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and even some door prizes.

So if you're short of some doors, you should totally come to the party.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:30 PM
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and i may as well take this opportunity to be naggish and remind people it really is necessary to rsvp to the unfoggedcon email address, even if you are only a maybe. it's helpful for a headcount, but primarily we will use the addresses gathered to send out an evite with pertinent information, ie address and phone number.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:32 PM
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What if you forget if you already RMSVE?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:33 PM
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Send me $100 and I'll look into it for you.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:34 PM
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23 is how I imagine it to be. I had a dream that a group of Unfoggers came to my house and said that Knecht told them they could have the keys to my car.

41 I will be looking for you on Christmas Eve.


Posted by: Fluer | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:35 PM
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47: I can release the funds you require very easily sir I just must ask you most generously for a small processing fee for the bank transaction!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:35 PM
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Jammies and I are looking for roomies or a spot on someone's floor. But we're there the whole weekend: Friday till Monday. (Probably.)

Hey! Everyone! are you staying until Monday or leaving on Sunday? I need to tell my grumpy-ass sister-in-law when to expect us.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:36 PM
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The Portland meetup has already claimed Fleur, and there's no way we're sacrificing our only woman.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:36 PM
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49: Of course. Please send me your bank details so I can remit this fee.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:36 PM
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48: yeee-e-e-esss, that was a dream, too.

What kind of car, just out of curiousity?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:36 PM
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I will be looking for you on Christmas Eve.

'Tis a base slur that all Irishmen have red noses.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:37 PM
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my red blinking nose;
I have lifted my nose into the sleet;
Tread softly because you tread on my sneeze.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:40 PM
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Hey! Everyone! are you staying until Monday or leaving on Sunday?

I am staying until Friday.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:40 PM
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52: for the information you desire, please contact the late General Mugate Jenkem Borges at his place of residence. To asssuage his concerns that you have brought yourself as an impostor to destroy of his interests be showing this comment upon your antecedent yes.

Where... where am I?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:40 PM
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That was Ben alright, but that was no wolf suit.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:41 PM
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46 - looking through the folder, i don't see an RSVP from you, sifu, so if you could send one along that'd be great.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:44 PM
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What kind of car, just out of curiousity?

It might not suit your bad-ass image, I'm afraid.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:44 PM
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Yes, as Catherine said, RSVPing at this point is just saying you are a maybe enough to get on the evite. You can still change your mind when the evite goes out.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:46 PM
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61: oh, believe me, use the wrong template and I will.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:47 PM
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OTOH, the bit about the blarney? Totally true.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:48 PM
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Yep, eekbeat and I stayed at this Kimpton hotel, which was nice (free-wine happy hour!) and ridiculously cheap for its niceness (~$100; may have been a promotion). We walked to the meetup and cabbed it back. Walk was a bit long for a cold night.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:48 PM
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So, unfoggedariat, this is your chance to convince Fleur that she *really* wants to come to UnfodDCon 2.0. She has seen the photos on the flickr group and was...intrigued.

Being intrigued is good, right?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:49 PM
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65: your wolf suit smells funny. I am... intrigued.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:49 PM
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I have it on good authority (to wit, Becks) that this year catherine is going to take my pants off with her teeth, instead of my shirt.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:50 PM
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OTOH, the bit about the blarney Irish disease? Totally true.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:51 PM
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67: gross.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:51 PM
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69: Not a denial!


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:52 PM
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67: She took your pants off with your shirt last year? How?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:52 PM
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69: now, now. Your teeth are lovely.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:53 PM
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71: it was sort of a jumpsuit arrangement Ben was sporting.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:53 PM
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67: She took your pants off with your shirt last year? How?

Last year I was wearing overalls.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:54 PM
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Last year I was wearing overalls.

Finally, some concrete information about the dress code.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:55 PM
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I wore the hair on my back (among other things).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:56 PM
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Flak jackets or overalls. It's a Soldiers of Fortune/Fortunate Sons party.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:57 PM
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Irish disease

That was an odd definition. I always thought it meant alcoholism.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:57 PM
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Being intrigued is good, right?

Yes, but we're a long way from closing the deal.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:57 PM
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Finally, some concrete information about the dress code.

Good to see the Oompa Loompa theme confirmed.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:57 PM
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75: casual farmhand.

"Dress toothily"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:58 PM
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Flak jackets or overalls with FEDORAS!!!!!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:58 PM
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I always thought it meant alcoholism.

That's known as "patriotism" in Ireland.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 7:58 PM
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82: and trenchcoats, you psycho.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:00 PM
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OTOH, the bit about the blarney Irish disease? Totally true.

Cry, cry, 7.3 minutes, cry.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:00 PM
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Yes, but we're a long way from closing the deal.

Ah but Knecht, as things stand, we cannot help you. One needs to know what is missing in order to supply it.

We eliminate disagreements by making our expressions more convincing; but now it may look as if were moving towards a particular state, a state of complete convincingness; and as if this were the real goal of your request.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:00 PM
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One needs to know what is missing in order to supply it.

To be continued.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:03 PM
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One needs to know what is missing

Kale and an extra-large mop.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:04 PM
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XLMOP

mm. kale. Braised dark leafy green veggies. mm.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:06 PM
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Kale is pretty dang good.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:08 PM
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If there's gonna be kale, I'm coming to UnfoggeDCon.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:16 PM
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Kale may be my favorite green. It's easy to wash and prep, too. Excellent prepared in the Marcella Hazan style, alone or mixed with spinach: parboil briefly in salted water, drain, pressing out excess water, and set aside, then saute some onions slowly slowly slowly in olive oil until they turn golden, turn up heat to medium-high and add minced garlic and chopped greens, saute until all is hot and married. Actually, the parboiling and squeezing trick is something you can do as a handy way of storing your greens from the weekend to the middle of the week without wilting or getting nasty spots, while taking up much less room in the refrigerator. Just wrap in plastic wrap.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:16 PM
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Kale is freakin' delicious.

Portuguese Kale Soup is deliciousness, embedded.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:18 PM
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Never mind, I'm going to redfoxtailshrub's.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:18 PM
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i'm so hungry. we have no food. last night armsmasher and i dipped torn up tortillas into the remnants of some salsa in a bowl. viva la flophouse.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:23 PM
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95: good. Ogged'll need you waiflike and delirious for the Unfoggidycon: The Two Towers orgy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:27 PM
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Order a pizza. I'll chip in on that. I'd pick something up on the way home from the airport but I don't think much will be open.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:27 PM
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85 made me laugh more than I should have.

If I were to admit that I didn't like kale, would I still be permitted to attend UnfoggedCon? Just asking hypothetically, of course.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:28 PM
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97: least exciting use of the internet ever.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:30 PM
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I'm glad to see the kale love. Some people just ... don't understand.

For example! At the last harvest pickup at my CSA, some idiot person had mixed together the kale and the chard, all in a jumble. Hm, I said to myself, this is not kale! Wait! And this is not chard! What is this!?

I ran into the head farmer later, said, Dude, did someone, like, mix the greens all together the other day? Yep. We snickered. Kids these days.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:30 PM
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95: What you should have done.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:36 PM
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I'll be around Sat afternoon to Sunday afternoon and have always found a (non-competitive!) swim to be great for a hangover ...


I'll swim with Asilon. I can make it sunday night


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:44 PM
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We had a raw kale salad at Thanksgiving that was amazing. I think it was a special kind of kale, though.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 8:58 PM
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Steamed Kale, as unappetizing as it sounds, is actually fabulous. Add a dollop of butter, a pinch of salt and a sqeeze of lemon on it during the steaming process, and voila: a veritable vegetable delicacy.


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:08 PM
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We had a raw kale salad at Thanksgiving that was amazing. I think it was a special kind of kale, though.

Lacinato, maybe?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:22 PM
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I'm suspicious of these warm and loving tributes to kale, which seem to protest too much, but which suspicion, I'll readily admit, may only confirm that I inhabit a land far and away from the Republic of Vegetable Virtue.

I would have to be very hungry indeed before I would consent to eat steamed kale.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:25 PM
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Update: Mrs. Chopper has relented. I'm in. I'm up for hotel roomsharing. I'll probably get in sometime Friday (what time is the afternoon beer excursion?) and fly out Sunday mid-day (the trick is to be on the plane before the hangover kicks in). E-mail can be sent to the linked e-mail address.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:33 PM
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You know what makes kale delicious? Bacon.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:34 PM
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I don't think I'm going to make it out this year, guys.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:34 PM
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I don't think I'm going to make it out this year, guys.

No! What will it take, JM?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:35 PM
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C'mon, JM!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:36 PM
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JM we'll bring you none-to-bargain-priced perfume and delicately scented berets and spare Iranians just in case.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:37 PM
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Woo, Chopper!

Boo, JM! (Was it something we said?)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:40 PM
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Mmm. Redfox, I have a good Marcella Hazan story, but it will have to wait until some time after I've dealt with some hurt feelings around dentistry.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:41 PM
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I look forward to it.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:42 PM
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JM, IA, they were just kidding about the kalefest. We'll have lots of bear meat and codfish for you Canadiennes.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:42 PM
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Moose and elk, you mean.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:45 PM
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Chopper, are you bringing bacon again? I'm kinda 50/50 on coming to this thing, but if there's bacon, that might tip me.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:47 PM
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Labs and I stayed in a place that was nice enough and cheap last year. But I don't remember what or where it was, which makes this just about the least useful comment on this thread.

Wherever it was, they didn't much cotton to us still being passed out in the beds two hours after checkout time. Though they were civil about it.


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119: beds, plural? Did you push them together? Or... oh, oh, I get it. How's the carpeting?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:48 PM
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Lacinato, that's it. With good olive oil, lemon juice, and grated parmesan. So, so delicious.

JM, pretty please with sugar on top?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:49 PM
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Cod really is good.

Just look at what some sadists did to Marcella Hazan!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:50 PM
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I, too, would appreciate the bringing of bacon, Chopper, and not just because it would tempt m. leblanc to come.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:52 PM
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I had shrugged off not showing up at this thing, and now I'm kinda disappointed about it again. Hmph.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:53 PM
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JM, IA, they were just kidding about the kalefest. We'll have lots of bear meat and codfish for you Canadiennes.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:56 PM
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Come on, Gonerill!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:56 PM
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124: flashing-light-headed dork!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:57 PM
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119 - I believe you and Labs stayed at the Beacon Hotel. Whose back pocket is the best now?


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:57 PM
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I haven't yet even started the conversation with my honey about it. And I need to see my poor neglected family out in the Bay Area, and wow, those plane tickets are getting more and more pricy the longer I hesitate about timing.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:58 PM
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Is there any kind of Chicoggedo/MLA meetup attendees list? Or is it going to be me, AWB, and Rfts playing drunken shuffleboard?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:59 PM
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Note on Italian cuisine: lutefisk is eaten in Italy under the name stoccafisso (stockfish).


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 9:59 PM
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Shuffen drunkleboard.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:00 PM
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Shuffledrunken waterboard


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:01 PM
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125: Damn you, Emerson, but why must you mock my people?

What this blog needs is more Paddy jokes, if only to deflect Emerson's attention away from les habitants.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:01 PM
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JM, see them in the spring! Tickets will be cheaper! DC!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:03 PM
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126: [Sally Field moment].
127: OK, I'm once again reconciled to not showing up.

The main annoyance was that Prof Spouse will be in the region for a conference, so attendance was possible in principle. But I haven't yet managed to teach Kid 1 to successfully care for and feed Kid 2. The choice between UnfoggedCon 2 and Legally Mandated Meetings with Child Protective Services was a tough one, I'll admit.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:03 PM
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IA, I'm just dividing up the racism more equally. Canadians normally do not get their fair share of abuse.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:06 PM
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Do not yet despair, young ogged. I need to sort out my schedule rather urgently this week, and who the fuck knows?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:07 PM
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JM has cleverly timed her trip to the bay to avoid ogged and me.

Clever clever, JM. But it will boot nothing in the end.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:07 PM
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Do not yet despair, young ogged.

Woot!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:08 PM
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Awesome.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:14 PM
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You know who doesn't get nearly their share of abuse? Designs of Lake Wobegon, that's who.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:15 PM
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Denizens.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:15 PM
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I hope you can make it, JM! It wouldn't be the same without you! And just think of how much fun Ogged and your honey would have together!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:16 PM
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143: no, really though, how many eider ducks can one work into one's decor?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:17 PM
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I guess it depends on how many one can catch, Sifu.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:18 PM
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141 is so, so awesome. I want to sign up so badly.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:18 PM
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118: Likely no bacon this year, sorry. I'm slammed through the end of the year--I'm going to be in Miami all of next week doing photo/video shoots with Celebrity Endorser X, then trying to get him shoehorned into all of the marketing materials for a product launch timed around the Super Bowl. Meat products go by the wayside. I do, however, have a willingness to buy drinks and/or ply you with a trip to Ben's Chili Bowl.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:18 PM
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146: out, Wolf-Suit, out!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:19 PM
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I am willing so to be plied.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:20 PM
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Awesome.

Wow. I'm actually looking forward to the movie, and I don't care if it's cheesy.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:21 PM
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Oh, you were talking to leblanc. Whatever.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:21 PM
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148 certainly raises more questions than it answers. My image of Chopper as a hard drinkin' D&D playin' backwoods ice-fisherman/luthier is being sorely tested.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:21 PM
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Is it the people on this blog who were saying that In Rainbows is not that great? If so, y'all are crazy.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:22 PM
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152: You're not as cute as leblanc, but we'll see how drunk I get.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:23 PM
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153: Vast, multitudes, & c.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:23 PM
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I've also never repaired a string instrument in my life.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:24 PM
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I'm happy to bring bacon. I know from bacon. Wait, does it have to be somehow special? Yeesh. I ain't no luthier.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:26 PM
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137: It's God's work you're doing, Emerson, and I salute you for your service to public at large.

(Possibly relevant factoid: Sometimes we, les Canadiens, affect an exaggerated deference toward they, our colonial overlords, as a means of subtly and slyly expressing our basic and fundamental contempt toward the same. Beggin' your pardon, guv'nor, and whatever your Honour might have to say, to be sure).


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:29 PM
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Canadians have a lot of faults, but they're adorably humble.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:31 PM
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Wait, does it have to be somehow special?

Last year Chopper brought bacon that he had ripped from his own belly, and then painstakingly cured. It was delicious.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:50 PM
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That does sound nice.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:54 PM
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Whose back pocket is the best now?

I bow to milady's pocketry.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:55 PM
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ATM.


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164: You should just admit that you're porky piggin' it, apo, and so your back pocket is MIA.

Of course that still leaves your luxuriously capacious ass to pull things out of.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 10:57 PM
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If he were wearing them, there would be on average 1,200 germs on each button of apo's pants, ATM.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 11:01 PM
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It's true, I know I get money every time I unbutton Apo's fly.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 11:02 PM
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167: It's no good pretending that he has to pay you to do that, Matt F, we all know better.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 11:05 PM
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Communists!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 11:08 PM
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164: BPTM


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-26-07 11:08 PM
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but they're adorably humble.

Humble pie, humble pie, We can eat it, you and I. Though the world around us may be proud.

When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle took me and a sister to P.E.I., and my uncle took me and my sister and a cousin to Summerside to see the musical Anne of Green Gables. We were overwrought when Matthew died, just overcome with grief, and we sat there sobbing like our hearts might break,, and we were even offended that the show must go on, we just wanted to mourn his passing.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 12:34 AM
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Canada didn't even have any lakes before Matthew in Anne of Green Gables died. We cried them all into existence. In fact, I think I'm tearing up right now.

God, I loved Anne of Green Gables when I was a kid. Still do.


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 12:45 AM
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freshwater tears, of course.


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 12:46 AM
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I'll grill or fry any meat a soul wants to bring to the 'Con. My eyes were misting when I tossed Chopper's thick-cut, home-smoked bacon onto the frying pan.

Should anyone be staying for the duration of the weekend, I'm thinking of organizing some art outings. I can tell you lots about Turner at the National Gallery and would otherwise be more than pleased to fieldtrip to some galleries, outsider art spots, private collections, whatevers, with interested parties.

WILL TALK ART FOR MEAT


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 1:08 AM
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Sorry, maybe that is obnoxious of me. I am Becks style now, and probably will be then, too.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 1:32 AM
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I'm thinking of organizing some art outings. I can tell you lots about Turner at the National Gallery and would otherwise be more than pleased to fieldtrip to some galleries, outsider art spots, private collections, whatevers, with interested parties.

WILL TALK ART FOR MEAT

Does spam count? An art outing is appealing to me.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:44 AM
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See, Anne of Green Gables is not a good national hero for military purposes. I suspect that in the end, the brutal Danes will take Hans Island from you.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 7:19 AM
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If and when you go for your interview with the Canadian immigration authorities, Emerson, I'm sure they will be very interested to hear some of your suggestions for military strategy.

Some people may be wondering, What and where the hell is Hans Island?


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 7:43 AM
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Hans Island doesn't look like much. It hardly seems possible that the struggle for this frozen outcrop could be the trigger for World War Three. But stranger things have happened.

Though I can't think of one at the moment.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 7:46 AM
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I'm thinking of organizing some art outings

PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 7:58 AM
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PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE

I am even more interested in the art outings could include leblanc yelling at some kids.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 8:02 AM
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Hey, I only yell at kids who yell inappropriate comments at me. Speaking of which, you know, after that whole brouhaha and everyone on the internet talking about how awful I was, I said something to some young men (like 16 or 17) on a street in the south side and very much upset my colleague--she thought I was putting us in danger. I felt like shit.

Fucking kids.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 8:07 AM
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182:

I would have to witness this exchange to be able to accurately judge your reaction.

How much do you think I would have to pay these kids to say something inappropriate?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 8:09 AM
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183: Just tell them, "youngster, help me execute a fine jape and I've a nickel with your name on it!"


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 8:11 AM
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182: she thought I was putting us in danger.

According to the distinguished scholars of Hollywood, some 98% of American teens are packing heat and only 88% of those are diamonds in the rough just waiting to learn advanced mathematics / Shakespeare / ballroom dancing, so there's a 10% chance your colleague was right.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 8:18 AM
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I just look to the archives to the start of this blog. This is what Unf had to say:


I got really busy at work today, so this was the best I could do. I promise better for the future.


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184: Instead of a nickel, how about a quarter the size of a small peanut?

185: More like a 14% chance.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:02 AM
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182: MLB, I almost imitated you yesterday on the train, but these guys were like 30. They were really drunk and high and after one guy started flirting with a girl (and she was flirting back) the other two started harassing her in a malevolent way, but--because humanity loves to surprise me--one of the dudes stopped his friend and was all, "Why you disrespecting her like that? I'm flirting with her and you gotta mess it all up. What's wrong with you?" and he pulled him off the train with him at the next stop.


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188: awesome.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:23 AM
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I am hoping this is a trend wherein even totally mean harassy dudes figure out that they are never going to get laid that way. The thing that's more masculinely impressive than yelling "Nice tits!" to make your friends think you're cool is to engage with a woman in such a way that she smiles and talks back. Much higher skill level required, much bigger cojones.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:25 AM
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I am hoping this is a trend wherein even totally mean harassy dudes figure out that they are never going to get laid that way. The thing that's more masculinely impressive than yelling "Nice tits!" to make your friends think you're cool is to engage with a woman in such a way that she smiles and talks back. Much higher skill level required, much bigger cojones

I agree that it takes more skill. But, that is precisely why idiots yell "nice tits." They are inept and mean.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:30 AM
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Nice tits, Will.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:33 AM
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192:

the hair doesnt bother you?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:35 AM
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You're never getting laid that way, ogged.
Apparently the Spanish word for shelves is cajones, I bought a utility shelf set and my wife asked why it said there were 5 cajones in the box (and she's the one that knows Spanish.)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:36 AM
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Shake it, madam! Capital knockers!


Posted by: Robet Anderdonk Terwilliger | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:39 AM
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187: The size of a small peanut! Sold! And yeah, there's an 18% chance that I meant 14%.


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194: Yeah, the difference between cojones and cajones is an endless source of amusing slip-ups. Also: manejar ("to manage; to drive; to handle") and manajar ("to bump uglies"). Watch those vowels, people!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:41 AM
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The guys who yell "Hey lady, wanna fuck?" probably are angry because they know they have no chance. I don't think that they think of that as a pickup line. (Or perhaps they're looking for the rare girl who feels flattered by that approach).


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198: Yeah, but they are trying to impress their friends, usually. Now think how much more impressive to friends it would be if you actually got her phone number instead of a confused glance!


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You know, 195 delivered with the right ironic twist could almost work.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:46 AM
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AWB, henceforth you should ride the trains daily looking for civilized, polite mashers to give pie to. Put an end to harassment, one man at a time!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 9:49 AM
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I do hope that JM can come.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:00 AM
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Also, Fleur, please do come. There is the promise of an art tour and everything. We need your husband to bring some of his food as a bribe for Armsmasher. Plus we Bostonians would love to meet you, and although we'd love to visit your fair town, we'd never ask for your car keys.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:03 AM
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More backlash.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:04 AM
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AWB = the anti John Clifford?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:08 AM
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205: Wow, that guy looks to be quite a piece of work.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:31 AM
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Who among you plan to keep your pseuds for the party, and who will use your given names? Who went by their pseuds last year?

I've had this pseud since 1999 on plastic; last week, I spoke it aloud for the first time. It didn't sound good.


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207:

Can I be Wrongshore at DC Unfogged if you dont use it?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:11 AM
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208: Sure. Bring a nice Scotch, dance, dress well but not warmly enough, and tickle will for me.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:14 AM
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Now I am confused about your gender.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:17 AM
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Armsmasher's 174:

I'm thinking of organizing some art outings. I can tell you lots about Turner at the National Gallery and would otherwise be more than pleased to fieldtrip to some galleries, outsider art spots, private collections, whatevers, with interested parties.

I'm interested. I failed to see Turner at the National Gallery when I was last there, and was sad. Narration and explanation (of anything art-related) is ideal.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:17 AM
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Who went by their pseuds last year?

IIRC, everybody introduced themselves by their real names, then gave their pseud for correlation.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:21 AM
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I efuse to reveal my real name.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:24 AM
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Although Matt Drudge had a "Press" card tucked into his fedora, everyone else at unfoggeDCon had a name tag tucked into the hatband. Naturally, the name tags had pseudonyms and true names. Oddly Ogged's true name is Deggo.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:27 AM
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I tell people my real name, but they invariably enter me in their cellphones as FirstName AWB. Sometimes they change it later, I'm told, but the AWB really sticks more than I'd expect it to.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:32 AM
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The three blog people whose numbers I have are in my phone under their pseudonyms.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:41 AM
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I have no intention of revealing my pseudonym.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:41 AM
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I was thinking I might go by my handle if I go; I'm pretty used to it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 11:57 AM
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210: No, you're not.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 12:01 PM
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People, how many times do I have to post this?

Re: cheapish places to stay, I have discovered that there are many more B&Bs & etc. in D.C. these days, some with rooms for $90 or less, and several apts/studios into which it sounds like you could fit 4-5 people for under $200/night; some have small kitchens, for the saving of addt'l bucks.

Check out http://www.bedandbreakfastdc.com and http://www.bbonline.com/dc/washington.html

A few of them are quite near the Flophouse.

There are also "European style" hotels -- small rooms and shared (usually) baths; 2 within walking distance of the F'house: Embassy Inn, Windsor Inn


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 1:25 PM
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The art tours sound great. Sign me up. But since it's DC we should have political events too. An Unfogged demonstration in front of the White House! An Unfogged lobbying trip! (Well, Congress is out of session, but maybe we could track down a legislator somewhere).


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An Unfogged demonstration in front of the White House! An Unfogged lobbying trip!

"Now Senator Lott, we're sure that you've been in the same situation as Senator Craig -- who among us hasn't? It's hard to comprehend the level of hypocrisy among some of the gayatollahs in your party, present company excepted of course."


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 1:43 PM
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Will redtail and snark be there for cooking lessons? Any other excellent chefs?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 1:43 PM
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Well, Congress is out of session, but maybe we could track down a legislator somewhere)

What sort of season have they got? Do you require tags?


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220: If you put the Flophouse address into google maps, then search for hotels nearby, the two closest results are Samaritan Inns. FWIW.


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223: No, we'll be in Chicago, playing drunkleboard.


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207: I was wondering that myself. How have people handled previous meetups?

I imagine I'll have to figure out accommodations eventually, and the suggestions in 220 do sound interesting. But since I'd almost certainly be staying for only an overnight, I'm going to procrastinate on this for a while yet, I think.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:17 PM
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How have people handled previous meetups?

I mumble embarassedly that I'm "Liz, um, LizardBreath" and go into a routine about how idiotic it sounds said aloud.


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220 - I couldn't find any B&B's I liked the look of on those links. And I don't think I could stay anywhere that described itself as "European style". To be honest, I prefer large anonymous hotels - god forbid anyone should talk to me, or that I'd feel that I was disturbing an actual human when requesting room service at 4am.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:44 PM
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Fine. Asilon doesnt want to swim with me??


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:52 PM
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The Washington Hilton is not too far away, asilon, though I don't know how nice it is or what the neighborhood is like. I'm leaning toward selecting one of the Kimpton hotels.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:55 PM
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FWIW, the Washington Hilton is a big impersonal hotel.

Also, it is where Hinckley tried to impress Foster.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:59 PM
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Please. No one who was here last year remembers it.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 2:59 PM
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- No, the Senate can't recess, lest the President appoint someone awful. More awful.

- I send out of town visitors to the Tabard. It's not for everyone.


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The Hilton on Connecticut Avenue that is.

(As for the Paris Hiltons…)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:01 PM
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We could stage a whole Unfogged political thread in front of such likely targets as the National Press Club, the White House, or Congress. Emerson could explain the hopelessness of everything given our corrupt media. Stras could waver back and forth between whether Democrats were just as bad as Republicans or much worse. SCMT would be a moderating voice, along with Weatherson, who would pop in for a thoughtful guest appearance featuring long speeches. McManus would threaten revolution and possibly start breaking windows. B would talk about how politics is boring as hell but only sexists don't like Hilary. It would last for fourteen hours straight, or until people started dropping from exhaustion and frostbite.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:01 PM
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Weatherson?

Don't you mean Burke, or maybe (maybe!) Healy?


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234: The Senate has stayed in Pro forma session in order to block the recess appointments Bush had planned (e.g., James Holsinger).


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If you're willing to spend as much as the Hilton looks to cost, Magpie and I stayed at the Westin Embassy Row the last time we were in D.C.; it's right near Dupont Circle. It's smaller than the Hilton, so it's not *quite* as impersonal. According to the website, they've got rooms for $150-$170/night.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:09 PM
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Don't you mean Burke,

Yes, Burke. Sorry, lost my Unfogged scorecard.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:11 PM
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The nicest place I've ever stayed in D.C. is the Embassy Circle Guesthouse. Gorgeous B & B in a good location. Not cheap, but not ridiculous by D.C. standards....I can't make sense of D.C. hotel rooms. Sometimes you get good prices, & sometimes everything in the city sells out weeks before & the few remaining rooms are ridiculously expensive & I end up on a friend's air mattress.

Kimpton's okay. Rates vary wildly, so they can be really great deals or really not. I've stayed at the Madera & Monaco for work, of which I definitely preferred the former.

On the cheap end of things: I stayed at the Hotel Harrington once, which I thing is one of the cheaper places in a decent location (though not especially close to the flophouse.) It's pretty old, & the rooms are pretty small, but I don't remember having any major complaints about it.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:15 PM
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The Hotel Harrington, the one with the sign that looks like the Batman logo. We wind up at that hotel bar surprisingly frequently—it's the only place within a few blocks of the adjacent Landmark movie theater.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:16 PM
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I've also stayed at this place which is sometimes a little bit cheaper than others in DuPont. Kind of a weird art deco decor thing going on but good sized rooms. I was there on election night 2006 so I might be remembering through a rosy glow.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:18 PM
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Nah, the Hilton's cheap Josh.

As for those Kimpton places - have you *read* the website ogged? Are they taking the piss?

And will, yes, I want to swim!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:34 PM
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Rooms at the Beacon are $105 (120 w/ tax).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:39 PM
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Isn't the Washington Hilton the Hinkley Hilton?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:39 PM
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246, meet 232


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:40 PM
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apo - $90, $103 inc tax - I win!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:42 PM
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if you do stay at the Kimpton, note that they offer a free "companion goldfish" to your room free of charge!


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:42 PM
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Rah and I are staying at the Palomar, FWIW. I've stayed there before and liked it. I am unspeakably disappointed that the Watergate is undergoing renovations and thus I missed my chance to stay there.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 3:43 PM
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Also, in circumstances where I've met people who only knew me by my pseud I have tended to introduce myself as my pseud. I have a thick, overenthusiastic Southern drawl so it tends to come out, "Ah'm Robust McManlyPants!" The "yeeha" at the end is silent.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:00 PM
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The "yeeha" at the end is silent.

So great.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:02 PM
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248: That's like, what? 30 goddamn canadian dollars these days?

bargain!


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:07 PM
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Oy. I still have to finalize plans for foisting the kids off on a grandparent, make the drive/fly/train decision, and figure out a hotel. I hate logistics.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:10 PM
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apo - $90, $103 inc tax - I win!

I haven't made a reservation yet. What hotel is that?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:14 PM
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I'm leaning towards the Palomar myself. If enough of us or there, we oughta carpool or walk over en masse, yes?

*squeal!*


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 4:35 PM
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I don't use the pseuds -- old or new -- in person. People should feel free, when introduced to someone whose name they do not recognize, to ask 'Are you Napi?' The I thought you'd look smarter older can be silent.


Posted by: Napi | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:05 PM
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I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I've recently gotten a very favorable report on the borscht and the vodka at the Russia House. This might prove useful to people staying at the Hilton on Connecticut.


Posted by: Napi | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:09 PM
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Asilon got a better deal from the Hilton than they offered me. I'll be at the Beacon ($95/109).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:16 PM
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Please. No one who was here last year remembers it.

We all wore nametags that said "Hi! My Name Is Standpipe Bridgeplate!"

Or, um, so I'm told.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:41 PM
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I'm with 257 on this.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 5:56 PM
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must be topaz then
bgut i'll try madera


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 6:30 PM
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-g


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 6:30 PM
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And I need to see my poor neglected family out in the Bay Area

Unfoggedcon West!


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 6:32 PM
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261 -- If you ask someone if he/she is Napi, and you get a blank look, say 'hello parsimon.'

I really just wanted to post a link to the review of Russia House.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 11-27-07 10:29 PM
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As to the original point of this thread- Mariott Residence Inn at Thomas Circle, Vermont and 14th (~1 mile away?) has $116 +tax for a studio (queen bed + sofa bed) or $125 +tax for a 1 bedroom suite (also queen bed + sofa bed) at AAA rates, includes kitchen and hot breakfast buffet (which is so-so from other RIs I've stayed at). I'm just there Saturday night if I go.
Also, if I go, I'd get there either right at 7pm, or at 11am based on available flights. Are there any outings planned during the day Saturday (art?) that would make the earlier time worthwhile?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 6:20 AM
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hot breakfast buffet (which is so-so from other RIs I've stayed at)

So-so? Make your own waffles? Endless biscuits and gravy? Oh man I love the RI buffet.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 6:22 AM
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I had a bad waffle-maker experience at the last one I stayed at in October, and that one didn't have biscuits and gravy, just rubbery eggs. Good bacon, though.
Also, I've never noticed anything stopping people from walking in off the street and eating at the buffet- it's just an open room, no one checks your room key. After-party breakfast buffet for all at the Residence Inn!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 6:28 AM
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poor neglected family out in the Bay Area
So there are three of us?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 7:02 AM
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SP - there will surely be some outings but, more importantly, remember that this is December on the East coast. It could be snowing or something. I'd be afraid that if you planned for right at 7 PM your flight could be delayed for a couple of hours because of weather and you'd miss the party.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 7:16 AM
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256: Yes! (*giddy bouncing*)


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 7:31 AM
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the palomar is nice. nice hotel bar too. also, if we end up doing that brickskeller thing sir kraab suggested for friday (i believe?) it's very close to that bar.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 10:08 AM
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Anybody want to split a 2-queen room at the Palomar for Friday and Saturday?

(Someone please pick the low-hanging fruit.)


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 11:14 AM
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Ahem. Rah's hardly queeny at all.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-28-07 3:41 PM
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Excellent. Now someone pick up the other, even more offensive part, and my day is complete.


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Dammit.


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