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The Goatup where Shakes gets his crown back.
posted November 21, 2012 10:00 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed December 5 at 6:00 PM, The Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Shakespeherian has lost his crown. I'll be bringing it back on the east coast picking it up. Come celebrate in our favorite underground grease joint.
It's also plunniemee's birthday. We should probably make her a crown, too.
posted by BevosAngryGhost to Meetup (178 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Unfortunately, I won't actually be able to be there. So that sucks.

I'll be sure to pass the crown to another attending MeFite beforehand.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:04 AM on November 21, 2012


Wait, crap, this is before I get the crown. I am a moron.

Well, come celebrate phunniemee! Unless she can't be there.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:05 AM on November 21, 2012


Does anyone know how to just delete an event?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:09 AM on November 21, 2012


This is also Spiffy's last meetup, so everyone had better be there!
posted by phunniemee at 10:15 AM on November 21, 2012


Noooo! I miss Spiffy's last hurrah?! I must now go hang my head in shame. And sadness.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:18 AM on November 21, 2012


Also, I think we're unofficially starting these at 5 these days.
posted by phunniemee at 10:26 AM on November 21, 2012


Nicholas, Saint of MeFites,
Loves to spend his wealth
On tiny beers for girls and boys,
Leaving them by stealth.
The wind in the barroom
Hears MeFites call:
"Bring me this, Saint Nicholas!
Bring me that, Saint Nicholas!
     A silky whiskey,
     A bag of cheeps,
     A big cheezeborger!"

Nicholas, Saint of Singers,
Children of the Frog,
When their bellies are full of ale
Close at hand is he.
The wind in the city
Hears the singers cry:
"Save us here, old Nicholas!
Save us there, good Nicholas!
     Saint of singers,
     Bring us safe
     Home, high and sodden!"
(original)

My religious holiday this year is the Feast of St. Nicholas, so I'm ready to be out all night. WOO!
posted by youngergirl44 at 11:09 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It is totally SpiffySendoff! As such, I will be there.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:07 PM on November 21, 2012


Wait? What? Last Spiffy Ever? I don't recall this being approved.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:31 PM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


it is cool guys i approved it
posted by zombiestripperjesuscat at 1:46 PM on November 21, 2012


Nobody approved you being on the approval committee.
posted by Evilspork at 2:37 AM on November 22, 2012


And you were summarily rejected from the rejection committee. You have no authority.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 5:02 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


YOU'RE ALL OUT OF ORDER
posted by shakespeherian at 6:53 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Says the man wearing a penis crown.
posted by phunniemee at 8:16 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS
posted by eamondaly at 6:23 PM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know how you feel, Eamon. Once I learned that Spiffy's leaving, nothing makes sense anymore.
posted by phunniemee at 6:57 PM on November 22, 2012


I demand a recount accounting and a third-party arbiter to re-assess the BATNA.

Then some handpuppets to explain things to eamondaly and to me. With whiskey. And chocolate.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:20 PM on November 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I agree that the unofficial start time is indeed at 5. However, that's the totally unofficial start time. The official start time is 6. You can show up before 6 if you want, but only unofficially. There's no papers or invites or anything.
posted by garlic at 8:14 AM on November 24, 2012


Plus, when you're unofficial, you get lumped in with a bunch of tourists who don't add anything to the party.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:25 AM on November 24, 2012


I'm glad the Goat gets so much tourist money, but that's got to be a bewildering stop on the tour for a lot of folks. The SNL skits were over 30 years ago! Does anybody under 40 really care? Is there a tour for people in their late 20s that takes them to Hub's?
posted by hydrophonic at 10:22 PM on November 26, 2012


I don't think so, but there should be a stop at the Uptown Target -- because a lot of those people are fucking characters.

Look forward to seeing you all next week. I thought about boycotting because I also disapproved of it being a SpiffySendoff, but that seems counterproductive.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:39 AM on November 28, 2012


Yeah there's really no way it's not happening at this point, so a boycott will only mean you never get to see me again (until I fly back basically every month for the goatup going forward because, you know, tiny beers.)
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:46 PM on November 28, 2012


Well, then, congrats for there being really no way it is not happening, despite actual selfish feelings.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:24 PM on November 28, 2012


Spiff-- did you get the job?
posted by shakespeherian at 5:11 PM on November 28, 2012


This will be my first. Be gentle.

Meanwhile, here's my latest video so you can recognize me:

http://www.jibjab.com/view/cYRgFYuQSG2KLRE-pdICow?utm_campaign=URL+Copy&utm_medium=Share&utm_source=JibJab&cmpid=jj_url
posted by Short Attention Sp at 6:28 PM on November 28, 2012


Yaaaaaay new people new people!

We should have Spiffy appoint a Spiffy-elect from the relative noobs while he's still here, so that at future meetups we can dress them up in labia-free sweaters and make hamburger bun effigies and the loss won't sting so bad.
posted by phunniemee at 7:09 PM on November 28, 2012


My bf crochets barf and pooping dogs, if that's any help.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 7:16 PM on November 28, 2012


Yes, yes it does. I would have to say that crocheted barf is at least 6x funnier than Spiffy.

(Sorry, Spiffy. Them's the breaks.)
posted by phunniemee at 7:25 PM on November 28, 2012


Short Attention Sp, how do you feel about awkward sidehugs?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:28 PM on November 28, 2012


In my world, a side hug is never awkward.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 7:38 PM on November 28, 2012


Oh just you wait.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:40 PM on November 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


I had a good run, but I sure as crochet dog poop can't compete with crochet dog poop.

And yeah, boyeee, I got the job. Starting 12/17, so I gots to go!
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:44 AM on November 29, 2012


Made this just for you, shakes!
posted by phunniemee at 11:27 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh god I just-- it's so beautiful
posted by shakespeherian at 11:28 AM on November 30, 2012


Meow?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:55 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm coming!!! I just moved to Chicago a month ago!!!
posted by liketitanic at 4:34 AM on December 1, 2012


Someone comes to town, someone leaves town. Looking forward to meeting you, liketitanic!
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:55 PM on December 1, 2012


So I wanted to bring this up at the last meetup, but didn't get around to it -- I helped cook a dinner at the downtown Ronald McDonald house with folks from work 2 months or so ago, and had a great time. This seems like the sort of thing we could do as a meetup at some point -- a group of us get together and cook a big meal for families with sick kids.
posted by garlic at 4:40 PM on December 2, 2012


I am totes on board with that, unless you guys are annoyed by me saying 'totes.'
posted by shakespeherian at 4:48 PM on December 2, 2012


I am totes on board with RMDH and totes on board with shakes saying totes.
posted by phunniemee at 4:51 PM on December 2, 2012


i am also on board with garlic's plan, but i'm not sure i could say "totes" with regard to it.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:54 PM on December 2, 2012


THAT COUNTS
posted by shakespeherian at 7:28 PM on December 2, 2012


by what metric?
posted by crush-onastick at 7:53 PM on December 2, 2012


totes -- crush-onastick, 8:54pm
posted by shakespeherian at 8:32 PM on December 2, 2012


Actually, I think the way it's done is: "I am also on board with...totes." --crush-onastick, 8:54pm
posted by phunniemee at 4:21 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, I would suggest doing such a meetup in February or March (or, like, regularly), just because people get all het up with dogooding around the holidays or for their New Year's resolutions, and places get flooded with volunteers in Dec and Jan, but no one shows up the rest of the year.
posted by phunniemee at 4:26 AM on December 3, 2012


I think I have a tote. In the storage closet. In the sunroom.

You might fit rather nicely in it, shakes. You're not exactly a linebacker.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:19 AM on December 3, 2012


I am surprisingly foldable.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:06 AM on December 3, 2012


I am, like Jerry Lewis, seemingly drunkenly but actually just old and tired after a telethon*, updating the tote board.

+1 to garlic's idea as well as phunniemee's timing suggestion of said idea.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:06 AM on December 3, 2012


* I was not at a telethon.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:06 AM on December 3, 2012


I was sad because I discovered over the weekend that I couldn't go but now I am happy because I am an idiot and my wife's holiday show is next Wednesday, not this Wednesday! Hooray for me!
posted by eamondaly at 1:51 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait so am I getting a penis crown or not
posted by shakespeherian at 1:57 PM on December 3, 2012


I will bring a sharpie for forehead-wienering just in case.
posted by phunniemee at 2:02 PM on December 3, 2012


I demand to be Skyped in on any and all weinering, forehead or not.
posted by griphus at 2:03 PM on December 3, 2012


SKYPE THIS.
posted by phunniemee at 2:33 PM on December 3, 2012


NSFW

not safe for weiner
posted by shakespeherian at 2:35 PM on December 3, 2012


As it happens, griphus, three Chicago MeFites are anthropomorphic wiener dogs. Try to guess which ones! I'll think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
posted by Iridic at 3:18 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, those anthropomorphic weiner dogs just drive me to drink.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:19 PM on December 3, 2012


If sockpuppets count I am technically three Mefites all by myself.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:08 PM on December 3, 2012


By chance are your sock puppets just a series of Triumph the insult comic dogs sitting upon each other?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 10:19 PM on December 3, 2012


It's the most goatiful time of the year.
posted by garlic at 4:54 AM on December 4, 2012


i am one of the winner dogs
posted by zombiestripperjesuscat at 5:57 AM on December 4, 2012


well, you certainly drive me to drink, zombiestripperjesuscat!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:57 AM on December 4, 2012


Alright players, here's the deal.

Does anyone know anyone other than the Salvation Army who will take TVs as donations, and offer pickups?

We have a bunch of stuff we don't want. Most of it is good enough stuff that it is currently an active part of our place. Most of the furniture we're thinking we can find someone to come pick up as donations. The biggest issues are the two TVs, which seemingly only the Salvation Army would pickup, but not until at least 12/31, which is too late, and also we hate them.

So basically, does anyone want or know anyone who would take away any of this stuff? Particularly the TVs. The smaller one I can donate, but I have no clue what to do with the bigger one. (You almost certainly would need a truck for it.)

Sleeper Sofa
Office Chairs (2)
Desk
Large TV (A big-ass Samsung cabinet HDTV. On wheels, but probably only fits in a truck)
Smaller TV (Probably like 27" Sony SDTV. Heavy as a bastard, but manageable.)
Black Shelves
Makeup Table
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:27 AM on December 4, 2012


Have you checked with Brown Elephant in Andersonville? I know they don't take TV *Armoires* but I think they still take working TVs.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:52 AM on December 4, 2012


freegeekchicago may take them with the intent to recycle them. They won't pickup though.
posted by garlic at 9:22 AM on December 4, 2012


Try the Epilepsy Foundation, too. I know they do pickups in our neighborhood periodically, but I don't know if they'll do it ad hoc.
posted by eamondaly at 10:56 AM on December 4, 2012


Thanks for the suggestions! Pickup is the key thing, and no luck on the TVs, but glad there are options for the rest.

We may just Craigslist the TVs as being Free to anyone who wants 'em and can get them off our hands.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:17 AM on December 4, 2012


Penis crown. Next month. I suck at calendars.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:47 PM on December 4, 2012


You guys.

Today.

You guys.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:45 AM on December 5, 2012


Guys, I'm pretty sure Bevos is lying. There's no penis crown this month because he's keeping it for himself.


GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT
posted by phunniemee at 5:38 AM on December 5, 2012


birthday goat birthday goat birthday goat
posted by garlic at 6:28 AM on December 5, 2012


Does anybody else get an unexpected result in Google when they do a search for "penis crown"?

(1 Peruvian Nuevo Sol equals 7.48 Czech Republic Koruna)

Does anybody else think I should stop clicking on penis crown links at work?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:27 AM on December 5, 2012


The Google result page for 'penis crown' is set as my homepage at work.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:28 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


The google result page for Czech Republic Koruna is set as my homepage at work.

Which, ironically, if you're kind of squinting at it and walking by really fast, kinda maybe a little looks NSFW.
posted by phunniemee at 9:00 AM on December 5, 2012


Wow - I thought you were kidding. You don't even really have to squint that hard if you're always looking for hidden things that are shaped like dongs.

Or so I've heard.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:24 AM on December 5, 2012


When you want it to be so, the whole world is shaped like dongs.

Or so I've heard.
posted by phunniemee at 9:28 AM on December 5, 2012


...the whole world is shaped like dongs.

Hello I am a representative of the Disney corporation and I'd like to buy your concept for an uplifting first act song for our next feature-length animated film.
posted by griphus at 9:30 AM on December 5, 2012


So now I'm getting a Czech Republic crown?

Does this come with a fiefdom?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:36 AM on December 5, 2012


No, but it can come with a dumb fife!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the internet?
posted by phunniemee at 9:40 AM on December 5, 2012


That gif is necessary.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:50 AM on December 5, 2012


My throat is angry at me today and Steak & Eggs are not known for their restorative powers. :(
posted by sparkletone at 9:52 AM on December 5, 2012


I demand you stop this hateful slander against steak & eggs at once, sir!
posted by phunniemee at 10:02 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


PS I'm gonna stay out way late tonight, probably.
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:14 AM on December 5, 2012


(alternate Dumb Fife)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:19 AM on December 5, 2012


I mean that's the plan at least.

But it's the day before my penultimate day at work, and this was the last day I could drive to work to take all of my crap home, and that crap includes the table that makes my standing desk, so now that's packed away and I'm sitting at my desk like some sort of "sitting at a desk" guy, and it's making me all tired.

So I might be doing a boorger/beer standing up kind of thing, is what I'm getting at.

-Todd Lokken
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:21 AM on December 5, 2012


(alternate alternate Dumb Fife)
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:25 AM on December 5, 2012


And slow the fuck down, is griphus actually maybe coming? Or only if we skype him in?
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:25 AM on December 5, 2012


GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT
posted by phunniemee at 10:52 AM on December 5, 2012


BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS BEERS

Also I may knit while I'm hanging out tonight; don't think me rude but between quitting smoking and being too broke to buy many beers I have to keep my hands busy.

posted by misskaz at 11:25 AM on December 5, 2012


Speaking of hands, my coworker is clipping his nails at his desk! FUN!
posted by phunniemee at 11:37 AM on December 5, 2012


Man I am HELL OF excited for tonight. I like beers.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:22 PM on December 5, 2012


Spiffy I'm going to awkward sidehug the hell out of you.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:33 PM on December 5, 2012


"Doctor, what happened to that man!?"

"Crushed pelvis, worst we've ever seen."

"Was this some sort of bizarre motorcycle crash? An incident with a grain thresher? What could possibly cause an injury of this magnitude?!"

"Witnesses at the scene reported that this man suffered one hell of a sidehug. And by the fracture pattern we can tell that it was extremely awkward. He may not survive the night."

"Oh my god. No!"
posted by phunniemee at 12:43 PM on December 5, 2012


I'm late to the party on this topic, but I'm curious: is there such a thing as a non-awkward side hug?

Wikipedia tells me yes, but I don't believe it -- but I also think everything described on that page sounds pretty fucking awkward.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:54 PM on December 5, 2012


I'm at work so can't watch this, but I have to assume it's as amazing as the lede makes it sound.
posted by phunniemee at 1:13 PM on December 5, 2012


I find sidehugs entirely too intimate. I prefer to stretch my arms behind me and stumble into a backhug.
posted by Iridic at 1:26 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why is there a Wikipedia article for side hug.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:28 PM on December 5, 2012


"This video is private."

Private like the parts that won't be touching if you remember to sidehug!

But that's OK, I found a copy!

LIVE BLOG

It samples the imperial march.

"GIMME THAT CHRISTIAN SIDEHUG"

"No front hugs and no kissing!"

"I'm a rough rider/filled up with christ's love"

"We be walkin' like, we be talkin' like, we be side-huggin', every day and night"

NO THIS IS FUCKING TERRIBLE AND I'M DONE.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:28 PM on December 5, 2012


Wait -- I thought that was a joke that (even) I found too mean spirited. But then I realized it truly was the video referenced in the Wikipedia page. So it was real? But then they claimed it was Christian self-parody? I'm so confused.

Why can't people be more authentic and totally free of sarcasm like me?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:51 PM on December 5, 2012


MCMikeNamara, I didn't even look at the wikipedia page. I thought I had remembered seeing something a few years ago about Christian Sidehugs, so googled that and found the video link. I didn't even realize it was right there on wikipedia for all to see!


Update before I hit post:
THIS IS WHAT I WAS REMEMBERING.
posted by phunniemee at 1:54 PM on December 5, 2012


Guys I don't wanna do any more work today.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:11 PM on December 5, 2012


GUYS I HAVEN'T BEEN DOING ANY WORK SINCE LIKE 8:30 AM.
posted by phunniemee at 2:13 PM on December 5, 2012


Me neither, shakes. I'm pretty much in "surf the web til the clock says 5" mode at this point.
posted by misskaz at 2:13 PM on December 5, 2012


That's not true, I did about 15 solid minutes' worth of work about an hour ago. BUT THAT WAS IT.
posted by phunniemee at 2:14 PM on December 5, 2012


Also, part of the "work" I did between 8 and 8:30 this morning was sending an email to the company saying it was my birthday and there were cookies in the kitchen.
posted by phunniemee at 2:14 PM on December 5, 2012


GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT
posted by phunniemee at 2:15 PM on December 5, 2012


What's weird -- and something I just realized today -- is that I always get more work done on days like today when I'm commenting a lot. It's when I start zoning out surfing, clicking and not typing anything that I seem to forget what they pay me for.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:18 PM on December 5, 2012


They *pay* you?!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:21 PM on December 5, 2012


I'll be arriving late and leaving early.

phunniemee, I'm bringing you a birthday present. I just picked it out of the "free stuff" box we have at work. I thought I had two things for you, but someone took the Croakies and left the packaging.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:37 PM on December 5, 2012


!!!!!
posted by phunniemee at 2:38 PM on December 5, 2012


[Guiltily fiddles with Croakies.]
posted by Iridic at 2:41 PM on December 5, 2012


I'd get something for Spiffy too, but I don't think there's anything good in there for someone who just cleaned out his office.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:45 PM on December 5, 2012


IRIDIC STOLE THE CROAKIES
posted by shakespeherian at 2:46 PM on December 5, 2012


!!!!!

That box has been there for awhile, so don't get too excited.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:46 PM on December 5, 2012


Honestly, I think I'd be pretty excited by the Croakies packaging. It's been a long week. haha
posted by phunniemee at 2:47 PM on December 5, 2012


and it's only wednesday oh my god
posted by phunniemee at 2:47 PM on December 5, 2012


I just read that due to cutbacks this week has two Wednesdays.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:49 PM on December 5, 2012


I'm heading downstairs now guys. Hope someone else will be there soon.
posted by misskaz at 3:04 PM on December 5, 2012


So once again I'm going to be lame and attend my class tonight. I'll definitely be at the Frog, but it's not likely I'll get out in time for the Goat.

But BUT! - next semester I'll only have improbably prolonged classes on Monday and Tuesday nights, leaving me free to attend the Goatups and hang out with phunniemee, youngergirl, crush, readery, shakespeherian, eamon, tzikeh, garlic, eslp, MCMikeNamara, Short Attention Sp, Cold Lurkey, hydrophonic, misskaz, lee, evisceratordeath, liketitanic, sparkletone, adam if he still exists, Smedleyman if he ever pops in, SpiffyR-

Oh no.
posted by Iridic at 3:04 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


wait how is this going to work, i am still in new york
posted by elizardbits at 3:17 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


FYI and speaking of surprising things I get paid for, I'm on my way after dropping by a vendor-sponsored holiday party, so feel free to punch me if free drinks from the last hour mean I'm THAT guy
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:36 PM on December 5, 2012


So many people here already and there are beers and cake.
posted by misskaz at 3:46 PM on December 5, 2012


Damn it I still don't know if I can make it. It sounds like a good one too. I'll do my best.
posted by evisceratordeath at 3:51 PM on December 5, 2012


I have eschewed food for cake. This can not Wendell.
posted by eamondaly at 5:05 PM on December 5, 2012


I had no idea you guys host meetups in the nude. You're all very brave!
posted by griphus at 5:14 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Actually, you don't know how right you are. Eamon wasn't wearing pants any of the times you met him.
posted by phunniemee at 5:20 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Had to be at work 90ish minutes later than I expected to be and instead of running towards the warm embrace of a Steak & Egg, I am fleeing home because I make poor life choices.
posted by sparkletone at 5:37 PM on December 5, 2012


Ugh... so much work!! I might miss tiny beers!
posted by youngergirl44 at 6:10 PM on December 5, 2012


i went to yoga instead, which was extremely healthy, but i did miss the beer. next timeeeee.
posted by liketitanic at 6:21 PM on December 5, 2012


I've brushed my teeth three times and the runoff is still coming out lavender.
posted by phunniemee at 7:53 PM on December 5, 2012


I would like to hear MCMikeNamara mention one more time how much frosting he can eat.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:31 PM on December 5, 2012


I am going to wake up with such a sugar headache tomorrow. And it is all Jewel's fault.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:53 PM on December 5, 2012


Look her book of poetry was lackluster, sure, but I don't really see how you can blame this on her.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:22 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hangovers last for so long
And even after you're gone
I know Payne loves me
And soon you will see
Goat was meant for me
And I was meant for Goat.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:55 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also sleep last night was an illusion. Pretty sure I'm still at VIP's.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:56 AM on December 6, 2012


Thank you, hydrophonic, for putting a bird on my birthday! And thank you, Spiffy, for teaching me the Amazing Disappearing Hand Trick! And thank you, Shakes, for letting me steal your hat! And thank you everyone else for being there, even new people who I didn't really talk to but would like very much to see at the next meetup. Yay!

There is now a bird on my computer watching me type. I named him Charlie.

As of this morning's tooth brushing: spit still tinged fuchsia. I might be dying. OR DYEING GET IT GET IT.
posted by phunniemee at 6:32 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I cannot decide which picture I like better.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:33 AM on December 6, 2012


Also, Spiffy: What are you doing today to get fired?
posted by shakespeherian at 6:34 AM on December 6, 2012


What *aren't* I going to do today to get fired?

Answer: Everything/nothing. I'm so confused/drunk/hungover I'm probably going to accidentally make the company a bunch of money or something.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:40 AM on December 6, 2012


That's gotta be a farcical 80s film somewhere.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:46 AM on December 6, 2012


Also, thank you, elsp, for managing to affix Charlie's creepy little birdie feet to Shakes' hat. :D
posted by phunniemee at 6:48 AM on December 6, 2012


Videotelegoating.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:49 AM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


MeFiChi, Where The Future Is Now™
posted by phunniemee at 6:52 AM on December 6, 2012


I never did get my burger.
posted by griphus at 7:08 AM on December 6, 2012


What is this "bur-ger" thing? Never heard of it. Only borgers and cheezborgers here.
posted by phunniemee at 7:11 AM on December 6, 2012


I didn't mention it last night but when I went to get my food I bore witness to some poor fool ordering fries.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:23 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


tourists in front of me were prompting the cooks to say the lines from the SNL sketch.
posted by garlic at 7:51 AM on December 6, 2012


Oh! Jingle Rock Bell.

wow. that thread is overwhelmed with the noise, is it not? how the times do change.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:17 AM on December 6, 2012


HOW CAN YOU HAVE A BOORGER WHEN YOU WOULDN'T EAT THE CAKE OFF THE SERRATED KNIFE?

I'm sorry for yelling. It's just how I feel inside.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:59 AM on December 6, 2012


RICK

RICK

RICK

FACETIME IS HOW I COMMUNICATE WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
posted by griphus at 10:17 AM on December 6, 2012


Does anyone mind if I upload that photo to Facebook? I can't actually tag anyone because I am not Facebook friends with anyone except shakes, and my account is locked down tighter than a metaphor at lunchtime.
posted by griphus at 11:09 AM on December 6, 2012


You can tag the tiny sliver of my head that is visible.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:11 AM on December 6, 2012


I'd give you my permission, but since I just put it out there on Flickr without asking or setting any viewing controls, I'm not sure my permission means anything to anyone anywhere ever.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:17 AM on December 6, 2012


But the RIGHTS are RESERVED.

What if they want to make a movie out of it?
posted by griphus at 11:19 AM on December 6, 2012


Crap, can you email me a copy or something? You have it set that I can't actually download the photo.
posted by griphus at 11:22 AM on December 6, 2012


Screenshot that mother.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:34 AM on December 6, 2012


So lazy. You do it.

Also can't Facebook at work.
posted by griphus at 11:44 AM on December 6, 2012


So. Tired.
posted by eamondaly at 11:46 AM on December 6, 2012


It's one of the four or five eamons!
posted by shakespeherian at 11:46 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Right. Done.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:03 PM on December 6, 2012


I am also So. Tired. I ate a huge burrito and that did not help.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:24 PM on December 6, 2012


I have to say, that was a pretty fucking good massage. Way better than a dance.
posted by eamondaly at 12:41 PM on December 6, 2012


Hey, BTW, if anyone is thinking of moving, or knows someone who is, our apartment will be available next month, and it is extremely badass. For the amenities, it's got to be one of the best values in the city. We had no intention of ever living anywhere else while we were in Chicago.

Craigslist Link
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:19 AM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow - if I didn't already have an apartment I love .3 miles away, I'd be tempted to move since our lease is up then.

Moral of the story: find an apartment in Chicago in January. It's worth the inconvenience of moving when it is cold.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:19 PM on December 7, 2012


You know what I'll miss about Chicago? That if Yelp knows you're in Chicago, when you go to the home page, it lists the "Best of Yelp" for the city:

1. Alinea
2. Hot Doug's
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:02 AM on December 9, 2012


I am in Philadelphia now. The streets are very narrow.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:46 PM on December 20, 2012


Does everything smell vaguely of betrayal and abandonment?
posted by shakespeherian at 1:51 PM on December 20, 2012


IT DOES NOW.
posted by phunniemee at 2:38 PM on December 20, 2012


Is there a way you can give negative favorites to a comment?
posted by phunniemee at 2:38 PM on December 20, 2012


Enjoy your narrow streets, traitor.
posted by phunniemee at 2:39 PM on December 20, 2012


Oh god I'm so lonely.
posted by phunniemee at 2:39 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you slip restless_nomad a fiver she can ban people.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:39 PM on December 20, 2012


Can she ban them from Philadelphia?
posted by phunniemee at 2:40 PM on December 20, 2012


I think only Rory Marinich can do that.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:51 PM on December 20, 2012


I basically told all the Philly MeFites I wouldn't be free for a meetup until January. Joke's on them, we'll all be dead!
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:31 PM on December 20, 2012


In my fevered imagination you're going to start a Last Wednesdays meetup tradition which beings at the Frog Tavern for giant beers and then migrates to the Blue Goat for karaoke.

In this scenario you are all wearing goatees, of course.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:16 PM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


You've got it mostly right. A few corrections and additions:

-The Frog Tavern was named after Silly Bianis was encouraged to bring his pet frog to the Phillies' World Series in 5491. They have won every World Series since then.

-The giant beers are brought to us by our server, Pleasyre.

-Fries are served. As is Coke. The double is the worst.

-At the Blue Goat, we sing not karaoke, but ekoarak, which is where vocal tracks are played and participants take turns recreating the instrumentals over top of them. This is hosted by Barry Back.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:49 AM on December 21, 2012 [2 favorites]



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