Re: Pittsburgh Minimeetup

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Mrs. Shalizi.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:31 PM
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most drinkiing companionable

Heh.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:39 PM
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I think I just drank the Kool-Aid. I think Barack Obama might win tomorrow. I'm knocking furiously on wood, but - wow.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:46 PM
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AB

Thanks, LB. We had a very nice time. AB was rather skeptical of meeting a "Lizardbreath," and finds the whole Unfogged thing odd, but we had a lovely time. Both children sound asleep.

I'll link the review* when it comes out.

* of the restaurant, not the meetup


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:48 PM
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Forget Obama - Steelers win! WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight was a good night for a black QB to lead the Steelers to victory.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:50 PM
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I've read the first paragraph like five times and can't make heads or tails of it. I suppose it's another reference that's gone right over my head.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 9:57 PM
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Translation for those who haven't had ~4 cosmos: my wife and I have 2 nice kids.

Who are better company than we are.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 10:01 PM
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Apologies for not showing; my schmoozefest with fellow corporate pigfucker types went much later than I had hoped. Plus I suck. But the good news is that of the people there whose political leanings I had prior knowledge of, or that revealed themselves through the inevitable, but carefully coded political talk, I counted 6 for Obama*, 1 McCain and 1 "undecided". Plus 4 furriners who will be casting their Obama votes as Mickey Mouse and Duran Duran tomorrow (Thanks ACORN!).

*So of course we had a great time in the restaurant, talkin' about profits, father raping, coƶpting the progressive agenda, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about in the restaurant.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 10:13 PM
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This would be a good time to reiterate that I am angling for minimeetup in LA this Friday evening. So far there are four to five of us, which seems good enough unless I hear that a bunch can do it some other time.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 10:37 PM
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So did Iris entertain the company by reciting melodious Greek?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 10:46 PM
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KLK and I had a wonderful time --- and she feels no need to humor me about my imaginary Internet friends, so...

10: Iris demonstrated the memory for verse and the flair for dramatic timing which show the makings of a true rhapsode.
Also, she and her brother were both cute as buttons.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 10:53 PM
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soooroy i woosn't thoooore


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11- 3-08 11:29 PM
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I want to go to a meetup with Cosma and adorable children! Darn.

Maybe there will be adorable children at the LA minimeetup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:10 AM
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Maybe B could bring the adorable child from her blog. Not PK, this one.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:45 AM
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Holee smokes yall, seventeen minutes until tomorrow. It's gonna be amazing. Obama's gonna win and Prop 8 is gonna lose.

I've got to sober up so's I can get up early to vote tomorrow.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:57 AM
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Oh, Christ. I can see my polling place from my window and there's a 50-foot line snaking outside the building. Half an hour before opening. In a non-swing-state.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:46 AM
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Speaking of meetups, was anything finalized about a DC meetup tonight? I know I suggested Timberlake's a month ago or whenever we talked about it, but since then my housemate invited me and some other friends to a place called Hawk & Dove on Pennsylvania Ave., and my computer wasn't working for most of last week so I couldn't easily check...

Sorry to ditch the other Unfogged DCers. But on the other hand, Hawk & Dove looks like it'll be a nice place and my roommate says he can almost guarantee booth space, so if anyone want to join us (or beat me up for changing plans at the last minute) I'll get there around 6 p.m., in a blue shirt and red-and-white striped tie...


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:08 AM
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Can't decide whether to sit up until 3am and be knackered, or just go to bed ...


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:12 AM
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18: Word.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:21 AM
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Wow. That post wasn't in English even a little. Too much drinking after a long day of wandering around hanging signs on people's doors.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:38 AM
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13.1: Come to Pittsburgh!

And now, voting.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:39 AM
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When did Armsmasher start hanging out with Joaquin Phoenix?
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Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:49 AM
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20: oh, c'mon, fix the "ii" and change the comma in front of "Iris" to a semi-colon and it's fine. (Or maybe reading too much stuff written by [presumably sober] undergrads at four in the morning has lowered my standards.)


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:49 AM
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Um, the link.
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Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:49 AM
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I have been to Hawk and Dove. It is indeed a nice place. DC for Dean used to have a lot of meetings there.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:51 AM
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I voted. Was in line at 6 am and waited about an hour.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:52 AM
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we were in line at 5:45 am. I was out of the door by 6:20 am.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:53 AM
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Ditto 16- got to voting at opening, already 120 people in line. Voted same time in 2004 and there were about 20.


Posted by: SO | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:55 AM
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That was me, damn iphone.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:56 AM
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22, 24: Uncanny.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:58 AM
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I'm expecting no line at noon (there's usually not even one after work), but we'll see. My polling place is the nearest one to Obama's East End office (also just a block from the mini-meetup).


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:59 AM
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I don't think that the polls open until 7 here. SP, if you don't mind my asking, how did you vote on question 3?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:32 AM
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No 1, Yes 2, Yes 3.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:50 AM
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You ought to do a post CALLING THE ELECTION FOR OBAMA. Let's have Unfogged be the first news organization to call Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:55 AM
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24 what a strange unsympathetic comments thread is that
i recalled a proverb or maybe it was a soc slogan
'a man is a friend, comrade and brother to another man'
though i always think man in English has pretty narrow meaning maybe should be human in translation, it's chelovek, hito and khun in the languages i know, then the words take adjectives and specify male or femaleness


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:18 AM
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It's raining in NC. Normally, that would favor the GOP by depressing turnout. However, with Obama have banked a big lead during early voting, it might be just the opposite this time.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:21 AM
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24 what a strange unsympathetic comments thread is that

Oh, the comment section at that site is a sewer, read. I never read wwtdd's comments (and haven't for that post, either), but I'd bet it's actually one of the nicer threads because it doesn't involve a woman.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:23 AM
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How did you decide the dog-racing one? I'm leaning yes, but I worry about Revere's tax base.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:37 AM
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Pittsburgh - earthly paradise (as a native son perhaps I am biased). To paraphrase Frost on this day of days:

"It's restful to arrive at a decision,
And restful just to think about Pittsburgh.
At present I am living in Alexandria."


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:52 AM
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Surprisingly quiet at my polling place this AM, I was voter #56 at 7:40. Got my neighborhood as my second batch* to canvass, so popped in the house to piss and do a quick obsessive cruise through the tubes looking for data to keep from being incapacitated by my recurring Post-Traumatic Election Loss Disorder (so someone do what PGDS says in 34).

*Got halfway through my first, but then got booted out of a big apartment complex where the rest were. Back at the office we found a resident there who will try to stealth them in. So unpleasant when tacky things like elections intrude on the serenity of the Xxxx Luxury Apartments.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:10 AM
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No line in small-town-on-outskirts-of-university-town-in-central-NJ. And I forgot to get a sticker! Do I count when I forgot to get a sticker?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:12 AM
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38: I wouldn't worry about Revere. They've got the track, they'll just have to replace the dogs with similarly sized, non-banned animals, like capybaras or really large cats.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:13 AM
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Predictions of economic doom due to this or that regulation are almost always overstated. Gambling is just about the most regressive form of economic activity in existence anyway, and even if you do want gambling, why make it dependent on dogs?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:14 AM
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Oh look, there are new threads I should have posted 41 in.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:19 AM
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No wait whatsoever at my polling place. Of course this is Shadyside (motto: "10,000 rich white people can't all be wrong").


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:21 AM
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42: similarly sized, non-banned animals, like capybaras or really large cats

I'd bet on chupacabra racing.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:22 AM
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Xxxx Luxury Apartments.

Down on the river? I'm having trouble imagining lux apartments elsewhere in your area.

OK, Minimeetup pics are in the pool!


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:23 AM
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And I forgot to get a sticker! Do I count when I forgot to get a sticker?

No, you don't.. Unless you take the required remedial steps and write `I Voted' across your forehead in 3mm indelible ink marker. Be careful not to mirror-write it.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:25 AM
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47: Yes, one of the new developments down there.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:27 AM
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Let's have Unfogged be the first news organization to call Barack Obama as the 44th President

Oh sure, now every little ecclectic web magazine is calling itself a news organization.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:16 AM
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I'd bet on chupacabra racing.

The winner is the one lunging for the stands.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:18 PM
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They've got the track, they'll just have to replace the dogs with similarly sized, non-banned animals, like capybaras or really large cats.

Pig racing, like at the county fair. And to make it really interesting, I'll bet Emerson would let you use his hogs. Of course, instead of an electrified rabbit for them to chase you would have to release a Republican. Just don't watch the end. It gets messy.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:05 PM
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