Re: About the MLA

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I probably should be in the bay area around then, but not for the MLA.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 1:52 PM
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Could be there myself, for similarly unrelated reasons. If there is such a thing as modern language, dear ben, you are in the process of murdering it in its sleep.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 2:06 PM
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Cross my fingers and God bless these applications, I'll be there.


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 2:43 PM
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I always was old-fashioned, fm.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 2:43 PM
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I'll most likely be there towards the end of the period in question, though my activities wrt modern language during this time will be limited to the speaking and reading of it, but not the convening about it.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 2:46 PM
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I said "for, or during, or during the aftermath of" precisely so that you wouldn't have to explain whether you would be present for the convention or not.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 2:52 PM
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I'm in a snit because all my ideas have been stolen and written up before I had them, even though I would have written them up better.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 3:02 PM
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I will, of course, be there, and I reiterate, in case you missed it, that, if no other venue is decided upon that is better, my ex-roommate (who sometimes lurks here) will be hosting me at his house in Davis and we would be delighted to throw a wild house party on the 29th or 30th.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 3:11 PM
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And to drag my comment out from the other thread, if we've got more than 15 or so people showing, I've found a venue in SF that's available the 29th or the 30th, the caveat being that it'll probably be about $50/person. (Less if more people show up.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 3:16 PM
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1, 2 and 5 get it right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 3:30 PM
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I love you all dearly, but not 50 dollars kind of love. If it comes down to that, I'll have to plead poverty.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 4:45 PM
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I'm guessing that $50 covers the venue, but not an open bar and food? That's a bit out of my league if it's not an open bar.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 4:48 PM
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No, the $50 would include both food (enough for dinner) and an open bar.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 5:10 PM
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Oh, that's not too bad, then!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 5:12 PM
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I hope I am going to be there.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 5:48 PM
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Is this the thread on which to complain about TBS's epic fail? (And also: Yooooouk?)


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 6:31 PM
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I said "for, or during, or during the aftermath of" precisely so that you wouldn't have to explain whether you would be present for the convention or not.

Yes, but what if we nonetheless wanted to share whether we would be present for the convention or not? Isn't Unfogged, at its core, about sharing?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 7:44 PM
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7: I'm in a snit because all my ideas have been stolen and written up before I had them, even though I would have written them up better.

Those goddamn pwning Ancient Greeks!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 7:48 PM
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I will be there. I will do my very best to be available for socializing. I'm all wired because the conference I'm co-organizing is going great and my talk was a hit. Woot.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 8:45 PM
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Those goddamn pwning Ancient Greeks!

Yeah, yeah. Who amongst us has never had a "Stupid Greeks! I coulda done that!" moment? There is a quote that is near and dear to my heart that I am eternally pissed off at the author of for saying first. No points for guessing which one.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:13 PM
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The friends of Reason are often fucking loonies.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:14 PM
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There is a quote that is near and dear to my heart that I am eternally pissed off at the author of for saying first. No points for guessing which one.

"They make a desert and call it peace"?


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:20 PM
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I love Alec Baldwin.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:30 PM
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19: Congratulations, redfoxtailshrub.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:30 PM
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22: That was Tacitus; you must be fucking with me. In the interests of preventing a Greek (and apparently Roman) guessing game, I was referring to "I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." I'd remembered the quote being sexier, but Google doesn't lie.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:52 PM
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"They make a dessert and call it peace"

Meanwhile, K-Lo says: "Palin didn't need Greek columns. People react to her because they believe she represents what the Greeks established." (Namely, xenophobia, military arrogance, and hot young-man-on-philosopher-sex.)


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:54 PM
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barring the unexpected I will be in SF then hanging with the family for most/all of winter break. if the party is in sf it is much more likely that i will be there then if it is someplace else mainly because i don't have a car. obviously if there were other ways of getting to the even then that would change things.


Posted by: ninjaphilosopher | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 9:58 PM
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No, Populuxe, it's philosophy-on-young-man.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 10:02 PM
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What I meant was "philosopher-on-young-man", but hey, stet.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 10:02 PM
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Is "stet" Greek for "wev"?


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 10:03 PM
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No, Latin.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 10:04 PM
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I am going to be out of town and/or very tired on the nights of the 26th, 27th, and 28th. Other than that, I live in SF and am pretty much always up for a meetup, $50 per person charge or no. There are also any number of good, cheap bars in the city.


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 11:30 PM
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32: Why in God's name didn't you do the Altamont event, rather than schlepping up to fucking T-hill at the end of December? Or did you do that one too?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 11:37 PM
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32: Didn't have the team or the car. Now we have both, sort of. We may not make the cut, but our team concept is pretty sound. Other than the lack of a heater...


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 10-18-08 11:44 PM
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If it wasn't already clear from Josh's comments earlier, I'll be around as well.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:04 AM
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Recrimination should be reprisal. This I believe, generally and specifically.


Posted by: dave | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 3:25 AM
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Isn't Unfogged, at its core, about sharing?
antrax

i don't understand how one taking multivitamins like regularly could have aphthous stomatitis, must be my muffin eating diet's showing up its strength or it's some kind of stress related ulcer


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 6:57 AM
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Mostly what I remember about the MLA is that an important scene in a Kate Fansler mystery novel about fictional versions of Dorothy L. Sayers and Mary Renault was set there. I miss Kate Fansler and am sad that Amanda Cross will never write another book.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 8:32 AM
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As I said in the other thread, I'm there for the MLA, will be available for meetupping probably on the 29th or later.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 8:38 AM
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i broke the non-mercury thermometer recently, so that was it according to its msds
my two cousins' daughters, my second nieces? will be visiting me during their winter breaks, great
but otoh, no new year unfogged meetups for me this year


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 8:47 AM
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Mes langues, hélas, elles ne sont pas si modernes.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 8:49 AM
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That's ok, oudemia; I'll be in NYC earlier in December.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:04 AM
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42: Hooray! W-lfs-n's Share-the-Love Tour.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:06 AM
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ah, was late for 43
i was this close to attend the last year meetup coz was like crazy about ogged at the time, now it feels something like some dead younger brother i never had, i mean good imaginary memories
'dead' is about the fictional younger brother, of course, not ogged, may he live long


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:12 AM
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We should have meetups until we can get Read to come to one. Maybe a mini-meetup should be arranged for her benefit, with Dr. Oops invited.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:14 AM
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i'd attend if enough asian looking people would attend i guess so that we could exchange our nametags and fool around, i'm willing to be BL or Jms, otherwise i'll be a not talking white crow
people really can't say the faces from the first time i know, once i flew in Russia with my sister and people at the registration did not recognize the mistake when we presented the wrong passports, i mean i found afterwards that i gave them my sister's accidentally, but it was long before all the terrorists alerts thing


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:28 AM
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I'll attend an unfogged meetup if you have one in Montreal next August.

...or in Europe.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:49 AM
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I'll attend an unfogged meetup if you have one in Montreal next August.

...or in Europe.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 9:49 AM
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Does 48 cancel out 47, or underwrite it?


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 11:40 AM
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If I can escape from my parents and their insistence that I visit them for the entire holiday break, maybe I'd be back in the bay on the day of 12/30. I feel sort of guilty though, because I've been avoiding visiting my parents during the election, since I am considered uppity when I disagree with my parents that having a Black Democrat as president is not the end of the world. They wanted me to visit for Labor Day, then in mid-October during Fall break, and I bought them off with Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sigh. Filial piety sucks, especially when you have strained relationships with your parents whom you know will disown you one day so you might as well hang out now.

Anyway, parties sound fun! More Asian-looking people! Read, you can totally go as me. W-lfs-n will play along and call you Belle and quarrel with you and then by the end of the party you will make up and hug.


Posted by: belle lettre | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 11:41 AM
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On my screen and in my browser, 48 underwrites 47, but I can conceive of a layout in which that isn't the case.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 11:42 AM
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Okay. in that case and until Ben comes up with a different layout, I would definitely attend an Unfogged gathering in Montreal next August.

If in Europe, let's do Belgium. Excellent beer, good food.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:23 PM
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46: read, it would be awesome if you would be me! Or, if you decide to be Belle Lettre, maybe BL would agree to be me.

I'm pretty sure I can be in SF at MLA time. Christmas Day and New Year's Day are reserved for my family in Los Angeles, but I was thinking of visiting the boyfriend's family in the Yay Area on the days around and besides those dates.



Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:30 PM
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-s


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:31 PM
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I'm preparing to play the part of read.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:32 PM
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Isn't there a place somewhere in the Bay Area where snarky Asian MD-PhD ladies can be recruited? I knew several in Portland.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:37 PM
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No, the meetup has to include both Read and G-nm-- D-v--s-mb--. Otherwise the attempted impersonations will be quickly found out.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:38 PM
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mine is mullet


Posted by: Bljms | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 12:53 PM
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Provided I have a signed job offer in hand, I can probably make it to SF or DC or elsewhere on the 29th and 30th.

(Things progress, but I find myself impatient. Good thing I have an interview on Tuesday for another job besides the one I mentioned in my last update.)


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 3:39 PM
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I'll be in NYC earlier in December.

When, Ben? I'll be there the second weekend to see Pina Bausch. (!!!!!) I could do a Friday night meetup that weekend.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 4:48 PM
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Someone needs to move Austin closer to SF, Chicago or NY.


Posted by: pdf23ds | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 4:50 PM
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Not that weekend: I arrive on the 16th and leave on the 22nd.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 5:02 PM
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I would definitely attend an Unfogged gathering in Montreal next August.

oooooh, I love Montreal! That would be really fun. Except, BR and I will be in Sedona next August. Unfogged meetup in Sedona in August 2009.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 6:32 PM
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I would come to this meetup. I would come on Saturday the 27th and I would come on the 29th or the 30th (least preferred). I would pay fifty bucks for the privilege, too.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10-19-08 7:45 PM
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In the next war, they should clone Ben and send him to different outposts to communicate in just this code with himself. Like the Navajo in WW2.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 10-20-08 6:00 AM
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This is another great reason to go to SF. Charter the ship!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10-25-08 3:48 PM
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