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That is Jammies's birthday. I expect you all to celebrate accordingly.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 7:41 AM
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It's somebody else's birthday, too.

I wish I'd been born two days earlier, so I could share a birthday with Jammies and that other guy. I was born on the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, so every milestone birthday I get that depressing reminder.


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 7:54 AM
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1, 2: No shit? Newt as well.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 7:58 AM
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I'm going to be in New York for work and might be able to sex Mutombo.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:54 AM
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Why more people aren't clambering to take part in this, I sure don't know.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:06 AM
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I'm washing my hair, otherwise I'd be there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:07 AM
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I will probably have to work. Also don't know anybody off-line and am a fugitive from a chain gang reclusive antisocial shy.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:12 AM
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I'd love to have a meetup next week. Flippanter, you should get out of work and come. There will be many pleasant shy people there.

LB, you're probably celebrating Newt's birthday on Tuesday?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:35 AM
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I was born on the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, so every milestone birthday I get that depressing reminder.

You have my sympathy. I was born on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb. Definitely puts a crimp in things.

I won't drink to you Tuesday, Al, as I try not to drink on school nights these days. But I'll toast you all retrospectively Sunday week.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:38 AM
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2: Holy shit, you too? Different year, but same day.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:00 AM
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Even better, OFE. You can abstain from drink to her.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:01 AM
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I will be wherever I need to be for Alameetup!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:04 AM
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8: His party's on the weekend --I'm musing over whether going out that night makes me a bad mother.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:05 AM
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I'm musing over whether going out that night makes me a bad mother.

Not at all, if the party has been shifted.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:15 AM
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11. Good point.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:18 AM
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Ha! I share a birthday with Bob Marley. I am cooler than the lot of you.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 11:43 AM
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I share my birthday with William Blake, Frederick Engels, Jon Stewart, and Anna Nicole Smith.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 11:46 AM
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could do monday if it's the sticking point for LB! we usually do cake at home on the actual birthday night even if there's a party on another day, so I sympathize... I am going offline for a while so if any consensus develops perhaps someone could update the post. probably I will check in tonight if we can get our new wireless router working at my gdad's. flippanter you should totally come.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 12:08 PM
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2: I was born on the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

Our wedding anniversary. I'm sure it came up at the time, but I don't remember thinking about it or discussing it. Would not have mattered, our choices for dates were rather constrained by circumstances and lack of pre-planning on our part.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 12:24 PM
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Why more people aren't clambering to take part in this, I sure don't know.

Because most bars don't have climbing walls?


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 12:43 PM
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Do you get a discount if you schedule your C-section for Hitler's Birthday?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 1:06 PM
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19: That was my mother and step-father's wedding anniversary as well. I always said it was prophetic.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 1:09 PM
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I had a kid on Pearl Harbor Day. Oddly enough, that's the one that my first husband can't remember.

The only day that I can recall people refusing to come in for inductions and c/sections in recent history was 6-6-06. However that could be because they scheduled them, not realizing the significance, then canceled or didn't show up. That's more noticeable to hospital staff then refusing to schedule on that date in the first place.

I could hang out after about 7:30pm on Tuesday.


Posted by: Shamhat | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 1:26 PM
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Discovered after the fact that it was the anniversary of one of my sets of grandparents as well (have a nice little framed invitation of their's). Of course, they pwned the bombing.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 1:56 PM
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I share a birthday with Bob Marley. I am cooler than the lot of you.

Not so, I share mine with Yvor Winters.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 2:07 PM
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Hah. William Shatner. Laydeez....


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 3:20 PM
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Ha! I share a birthday with Heebie herself.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 4:36 PM
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Ted Nugent.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 5:09 PM
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So Monday or Tuesday? Venue? Focus, people.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 5:32 PM
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20: The question is, are most people separated from bars by climbing walls? The answer, of course, is "yes".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 5:43 PM
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Judy Garland & Maurice Sendak for me. (And then there's the other birthday (Ben Jonson & William Styron?)).

I love the birthday game, possibly in part for questions such as: Coincidence?


Posted by: Rah | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 6:45 PM
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I'll show up for either, really.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 6:46 PM
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Steve Perry and Lord Byron for me! (And Linda Blair.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 6:53 PM
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Are some people separated from climbing walls by bars? The answer, of course, is "prison".


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:03 PM
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Steve Perry and Lord Byron for me!

Lexington Steele, bitches.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:11 PM
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"My decision to do porno has forced me to take my religion within: because of my job I am stronger in my relationship with God, because now I take God with me everywhere I go; if I don't, I'll fail. I didn't know that God blessed me with an abnormally large penis that allows me to make porno. But I feel blessed. I believe I am blessed because I am meant to please one woman for the rest of our lives together. True, I haven't met her yet."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:13 PM
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Go Flippanter. And report back. It will embolden me to follow through next time I have a meetup opportunity. I'm counting on you.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:49 PM
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Shit, apo, where did you find that?

I can't make it down to New York sadly. Too bad you can't run up to Boston for a bit.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 8:50 PM
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I can't make it down to New York sadly.

You'll make it down happily, then?

</nosflow>


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:03 PM
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Shit, apo, where did you find that?

On his wikipedia page I linked up there.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 9:24 PM
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Okay, then. Tuesday. Fresh Salt, 146 Beekman, unless someone wants to suggest a more interesting place. FS is happy to serve many non-alcoholic beverages, from coffee to various fruity things. They also have sandwiches, mac-n-cheese, and salady things. I can be there around 6:30. Flippanter, do drop by; the New York contingent really is enjoyable.

I promise not to get as embarrassingly drunk as I did last time.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 10:46 PM
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Guy de Maupassant, John Huston, Wendell Berry, Loni Anderson, and Funkmaster Flex, bitchez.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 11:12 PM
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John Huston is pretty great.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-31-09 11:15 PM
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43: SO IS M/TCH!!!1!!


Posted by: OPINIONATED JOHN HUSTON | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 4:48 PM
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41: I can be there around 6:30.

You people are done with work at 6:30? I know LB works for the gummint; what excuse do the rest of you have??

[not bitter]
[[or max]]


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 6:14 PM
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I can be there around 6:30.

[Laughs a bitter, brusque laugh, the laugh of a man groaning over a drafting table in the small hours.]


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 7:58 PM
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what excuse do the rest of you have??

I don't have a job. Not that I'll be at the meetup. Just saying.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:03 PM
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Alfred Kinsey, Alan Turing, June Carter Cash, Vint Cerf, Clarence Thomas, Glenn Danzig, Joss Whedon, and, of course, Pharaoh Ptolemy XV.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:12 PM
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47: Hey, neither do I, and neither will I. We should form a club.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:19 PM
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Oh hang on, I kind of do have a job. I forgot. I'd better go prepare some lectures. Sorry teo, you're on your own.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:20 PM
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I kind of do have a job. I forgot.

Don't worry, with an attitude like that you won't have one for long.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:33 PM
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I feel left out not having any lectures to prepare. Maybe I can go find some people who want to listen to me talk.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:54 PM
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52: Or, you can do mine!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:55 PM
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Sure! As long as they don't have to be about anything in particular.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 8:59 PM
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I would love to deliver some lectures without having to worry about them being about anything in particular or, you know, accurate.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 9:00 PM
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What would be your opener?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 9:02 PM
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I would let inspiration strike.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 9:06 PM
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Maybe I should try that.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 9:07 PM
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Cause the current method isn't working well.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 9:08 PM
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One could try to prepare lectures 140 characters at a time.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:03 PM
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And: holy shit, it's midnight! I thought it was, like, 9.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:03 PM
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But it *is* 9, essear.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:05 PM
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Somewhere.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:09 PM
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I suspect my students would like it better if my lecture were only 140 characters. And so would I. Because then it would be done! Four times over! Why am I having such a hard time getting started on this, why?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:14 PM
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The French Revolution--what a time. Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and a bloody mess. Robespierre was a dick. And then we get Napoleon? Fuck.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:31 PM
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Ooh, nice.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:32 PM
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The Fourth Republic sucked. Algerian War ends it. De Gaulle in power, republic five. Algeria goes bye, OAS not happy, Pieds-Noirs come home.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 10:55 PM
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Third Republic lasted surprisingly long time, considering everyone wanted to overthrow it. Survived everyone but the Nazis.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:06 PM
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Sixth Republic, after alien subjugation of humanity. Promise of French Revolution finally kept as utopia dawns under our rightful masters.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:09 PM
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Ferdinand & Isabella drove the Muslims from Granada with the Reconquista in 1492. What next to do for God & Glory? Why, sail the ocean blue!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:11 PM
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(I thought that if I got us started with American history y'all might write my lectures for me).


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:12 PM
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Who in their self-indulgence and impatience trashed it seventeen characters prematurely.  Boo, hiss, bad Nazi mens with no sense of history.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:13 PM
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Not content with no more Muslims they also sent Jews away. Reconquista topped with Alhambra decree. Spain a world power? Not so much longer.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:15 PM
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You can have my lectures, Paranthetical. Just e-mail me.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:17 PM
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Thanks, ari. I just have to do it. And they're coming along, I'm just being whiny.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:18 PM
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Okay, but seriously, there's yours if you want them. I hand them out to all the graduate students, so it's not like I'm doing you some big favor.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:21 PM
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I actually think tweet lectures would be very fitting, given the recent UC budget cuts.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:23 PM
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I have a hard time giving a lecture that is not "mine." The pacing is off, the facts don't come easily, etc, etc. But even if I'm stealing left and right from other lectures I've attended and books, so long as I put it on the paper myself the lecture turns out much, much better when I give it.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:27 PM
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Interesting. I can't imagine trying to give a tour prepared by someone else (though I understand that there are some parks that basically do this). Same sort of dynamic, I'd think.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 1-09 11:43 PM
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I hand them out to all the graduate studentsThey're mine, so it's not like I'm doing you some big favor.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:11 AM
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I think that was implicit.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:16 AM
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I hand them out to all the graduate students, so it's not like I'm doing you some big favor.

Then shouldn't paren already have them?

It's a good thing [that something redacted is the case].


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:33 AM
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Dude! Anonymity!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:40 AM
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(Not that it isn't patently obvious if you're paying attention, but still).


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:40 AM
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You put the period outside the parentheses just to flirtfuck with nosflow, didn't you?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:45 AM
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Grr, no. My copy editor friend was giving me shit about that on her blog the other day too. Maybe I should hook her and nosflow up.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:46 AM
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May be!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:48 AM
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Except, of course (how could I forget?), my heart belongs to you.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:49 AM
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Wait, when I brought it up, I thought [something redacted]. Alas, this complicates matters. Good night.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:50 AM
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Would you mind terribly retracting the last line of 82, neb? I'd appreciate it. I'll even stop my aggressive flirting as a token of that appreciation.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:51 AM
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Sorry, ari, I just meant to reassure you that it didn't matter much. Argh.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:52 AM
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I have news for you, ari. Parenthetical is actually... Eric Rauchway.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:53 AM
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And I am Eugen Weber!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:54 AM
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No worries, paranthetical. I don't think you misled me or anything. But I still have to get back to writing and then get some sleep.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:56 AM
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My compliance with your request is not to be construed as indicating that I wish you to stop your flirting, though I'm far too much of a feminist to insist that you continue if you don't want to.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:56 AM
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Ari, when you wake up, please assure me that you know how to spell.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:58 AM
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Ari's consistent misspelling of Parenthetical must mean something, right?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:59 AM
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This is why they call it a W-lfs-n Indiscretion Error, I suppose.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 12:59 AM
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Paranthasas ara asafal marks af panctaataan.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 1:00 AM
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Thanks, W/lfs/n. And perhaps it is just a sign that I need to pick an easier to spell name....


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 1:09 AM
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Are you folks really meeting at Fresh Salt on Tuesday? I think eekbeat's flirting with attending.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 9:03 PM
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We really are! It would be great to see her again.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 2-09 9:05 PM
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Thread has moved way on, but I didn't want to miss the chance to brag that I share a birthday with Rembrandt van Rijn, Walter Benjamin, Rudolf Arnheim, and Jacques Derrida. It's also the day that Anton Chekhov, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Roberto Bolaño died.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 2:18 AM
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Blume killed Bolaño! And ate his soul, I guess.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 2:29 AM
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I consider the shared birthday question long settled.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 2:41 AM
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Ari, when you wake up, please assure me that you know how to spell.

Don't do it, Ari. It is important to make regular grammar mistakes. Do it for Ben's sake!


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 08- 3-09 6:38 AM
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Hey, is there any way we could update the post to include meetup info and bump it? Or can someone post it anew? I'm not sure everyone saw.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 10:56 AM
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107: Ask and you shall receive.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:21 AM
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Thanks, honeybun!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:26 AM
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Alas, I won't be able to make it.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:29 AM
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Me either.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:30 AM
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I'll be there, having left my adorable bike in my office for the night.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:32 AM
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Pharaoh Ptolemy XV.

Wait, in which calendar? What is the calendar used in Pharaonic Egypt even called?

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I consider the shared birthday question long settled.

I do too. Based on the same thread you link to. And notice that this blog apparently has at least two pairs of people with the same birthdays. That seems like more than even would be predicted by the birthday paradox.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 11:53 AM
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W.H. Auden, John Rawls, Erma Bombeck, David Foster Wallace, Billy Baldwin.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 12:35 PM
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Wait, in which calendar

Julian, probably.

What is the calendar used in Pharaonic Egypt even called?

I believe the Egyptians dated things by regnal years of the Pharaohs, although by Ptolemaic times they may have used one of the Greek calendars. In either case, these dates can be pretty easily correlated with the Julian calendar.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 12:41 PM
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I'll be there and shit, people, but maybe later than 6:30 because I'm just leaving EH at 4pm. can't wait to see that handsome greagarious flippanter I've heard so much about. like how he's allus chatting with people. no sedans were available and I had to rent a limo. so embarassing. I will feel like a tool. mybe we'll play the song prom night in the car.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 1:05 PM
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Drat! I'm too many time zones away to come and greet the rosy-toed one. That makes me sad.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 2:16 PM
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116: quicker than taking the subway from Emerson Hill, anyhow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 2:22 PM
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Prince! He is two years older than me, I am two feet taller than him. We got the look exactly equally.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 2:58 PM
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I'll be about 15-20 minutes late, but there! (I made up for it by being 15 minutes early to the last one.)


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:04 PM
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I'm still on the LIE and the traffic is sucking ass. I somehow thought everyone would be going the other way? Have to drop my kids at the hotel before jumping in taxi. I will keep you guys posted, sorry to be late.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:30 PM
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121: stand up in the sunroof like whoever it was from that movie that time!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 4:32 PM
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117: agreed.

Have fun, y'all.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 5:40 PM
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When will there be liveblogging?


Posted by: Rah | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:41 PM
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Wait, Wrongshore, your winning post in the linked thread means we share a birthday.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 6:51 PM
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124: NOW! It was really fun.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 9:45 PM
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Sounds more like deadblogging to me.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 08- 4-09 10:22 PM
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125: Hooray! That's the best birthday-related news I've had today. The worst birthday news I had today was that there wasn't as much room for me at my family friend's beach house the week of my birthday as I'd thought. The medium news is that I can cancel my flight without penalty.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 12:45 AM
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Apparently, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sally Jesse Raphael, Jacob Burckhardt, Mike Myers, Amy Klobuchar, Rachel Carson, Josip Tito, and David Lean all share a birthday.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 2:43 AM
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I hope a good time was had by all -- I was working late and then didn't want to haul myself down to Battery Park.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 7:20 AM
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What are you doing in NYC, snarkout? (aside from confusing me and making me doubt, at this relatively uncaffienated hour, my memory?)


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 7:22 AM
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131 - My home office is in Manhattan, and I'm here for some handwavy launch stuff and some learnin' about a new project I'm going to be working on.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 9:23 AM
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132: Okay. That's fine then. Carry on!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 9:26 AM
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Also, I agree with Bave.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 5-09 9:27 AM
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Oops. 134 is in the wrong thread. See how confused you've made me, snarkout?


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