April Goat
posted March 27, 2012 9:10 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed April 4 at 6:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
So, Wednesday is April 4th, the first Wednesday in April. Shall we meet at the Goat as per usual?
posted by crush-onastick to Meetup (69 comments total)

And how.
posted by eamondaly at 11:37 AM on March 27, 2012

Someone named Rob doesn't have to go to work the next day.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:55 AM on March 28, 2012

You should ask them to come along.
posted by Evilspork at 5:33 PM on March 28, 2012

Just one guy. But he's planning on singing Bee Gees songs.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:50 PM on March 28, 2012

It's the day before my birfday, and I'm getting a fancy dinner out. So you'll have to have fun without me!
posted by Windigo at 9:09 PM on March 28, 2012

Will burn CDs with all new music from the last one in exchange for a burger and coke. (And before you ask: yes, I am that poor, and yes, I am serious)
posted by tzikeh at 5:51 PM on March 29, 2012

If I make it, it probably won't be until Blue Frog because I work Wednesday evenings now.
posted by bryanthecook at 9:36 PM on March 29, 2012

posted by crush-onastick at 1:38 PM on March 31, 2012

I'll likely be there, as a first timer!
posted by Eyeveex at 5:01 PM on April 1, 2012 [4 favorites]

did someone say Bee Gees
there is music in my knees
there is something in the trees
and i can feel it

posted by shakespeherian at 5:36 PM on April 2, 2012

Hooray! come out Eyeveex! then that'll make me the second jr. member, and I no longer have to buy all the beers. And boy, EamonDaly can drink.
posted by garlic at 6:22 PM on April 2, 2012

Eyeveex, this isn't entirely true. It was only true for garlic.

I'm definitely in as I'm living the bachelor life this week with no one patiently waiting for my drunk ass at home, and I'll be on the XBox all night tonight.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:16 AM on April 3, 2012

Quiet, AV Club! The last thing we need is intruders in our sanctuary! Next thing you know, senate candidates will be coming!
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:11 AM on April 3, 2012

jerks, and when i really need booze. oh, wait, it's only Tuesday.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:27 AM on April 3, 2012

Guess what, candyasses?

The office has changed from "Business Casual" to MOTHERFUCKING CASUAL.

That's right! When I show up in jeans tomorrow, it won't be because I changed first.

How do you like me now??!?!?!

I hope it's a lot.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:30 PM on April 3, 2012

I can't make heads nor tails out of crush's posts in this thread. Is it just me?
posted by eamondaly at 1:38 PM on April 3, 2012

posted by SpiffyRob at 2:04 PM on April 3, 2012

Clearly it's because she lacks booze, which will be rectified tomorrow.
posted by Evilspork at 5:43 PM on April 3, 2012

I'll be there. A bit late though (around September).
posted by srboisvert at 4:11 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by crush-onastick at 8:16 AM on April 4, 2012 [2 favorites]

posted by SpiffyRob at 9:15 AM on April 4, 2012

excellent, then.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:22 AM on April 4, 2012

Hey look what cortex just said in another thread:

Once upon a time they were "shout outs". But once upon a time people did "shout outs" a lot at meetups too. Both seem to have decayed over the years.

We should probably do a king-sized fuckin' shout out tonight. Shall I bring legal paper?
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:45 AM on April 4, 2012

posted by SpiffyRob at 10:54 AM on April 4, 2012

Tabloid size or GTFO
posted by shakespeherian at 11:09 AM on April 4, 2012

who'll bring the pens?
posted by crush-onastick at 11:14 AM on April 4, 2012

I can bring felt tips and ball points in black, blue, and red. If anybody wants more exotic colors/delivery mechanisms, someone else will need to step up.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:23 AM on April 4, 2012

Damn it, I forgot to bring the fucking flag AGAIN.
posted by eamondaly at 11:40 AM on April 4, 2012

Shout outs decayed because the new photos system means no one outside of meetup attendees (and often even then) sees meetup photos.

That said, as you all know, I work 7 floors up from the Goat in an office with normal office supplies for plundering. They smartened up and stopped buying us Sharpies ages ago, though I do have labels that can function as nametags. I have a single black Sharpie in my bag, because one should always have a Sharpie on hand.
posted by misskaz at 12:41 PM on April 4, 2012

ETA? I'm going to head down early.
posted by eamondaly at 12:50 PM on April 4, 2012

How early? I can be there pretty much whenever.
posted by misskaz at 12:55 PM on April 4, 2012

Well, now I'm drinking a beer. But I'll head down after.
posted by eamondaly at 1:07 PM on April 4, 2012

I'll be down at some point, and always have a few sharpies and pens.
posted by bryanthecook at 1:13 PM on April 4, 2012

Kaz, do you have big paper? I have some big paper that I was going to bring, but if you can steal it from your office, that would save me the trouble.

Fair warning, my paper is VERY BIG (10.5" x 17")
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:28 PM on April 4, 2012

posted by eamondaly at 1:34 PM on April 4, 2012

The biggest I can probably get is legal, unless I can steal a flipchart page. I'll see what I can do.
posted by misskaz at 1:44 PM on April 4, 2012

Flipchart paper: acquired.
posted by misskaz at 1:50 PM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

This just got realer than real.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:59 PM on April 4, 2012

The flipchart paper also has a strip of post-it stickiness along the top edge. I have two sheets. Woo.

And I found Sharpie flipchart markers in my drawer, four colors, though I need to make sure to get them back because they are one of my prized work possessions.
posted by misskaz at 2:08 PM on April 4, 2012

i can be there by 5.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:20 PM on April 4, 2012

Question: why are we talking about paper? NOT PAPERIST
posted by phunniemee at 2:37 PM on April 4, 2012

posted by garlic at 3:39 PM on April 4, 2012

Want me to get some posterboard?
posted by Evilspork at 3:43 PM on April 4, 2012

Want me to get some drunk?
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:46 PM on April 4, 2012

I'm going to sleep now, but am prepared to be awakened at any time by the deafening sound of all of your panties dropping in unison. Have fun!
posted by phunniemee at 8:32 PM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Spiffy loosened them up pretty well with Ignition but Eamon sent them crashing to the floor with Hands to Heaven.
posted by Zaximus at 10:32 PM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Am I supposed to make a pony request? Is that what the note on the back of my list of interns means?
posted by crush-onastick at 7:23 AM on April 5, 2012

I got you covered.

I have to say, I'm sad about the panty-dropping. Great song, poor execution. I'll work on it.
posted by eamondaly at 9:01 AM on April 5, 2012

I do not know that song--as near as I can figure, I have never heard that song. I *told* you "over 30" was too broad. You rocked it, sure, you sold it like mad, but it meant nothing to me!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:02 AM on April 5, 2012

posted by eamondaly at 9:24 AM on April 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well, no. Bearded baby, you mean EVERYTHING to me. It's the song--it meant nothing to me.

Pesky pronouns.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:31 AM on April 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

Oh hey, Spiffy, what was that bar/gastropub/better than Fountainhead place you were talking about?
posted by crush-onastick at 10:15 AM on April 5, 2012

Ooh, I've been out-shouted. Thanks! That sort of makes up for having to miss my goating. Next month's is in the middle of finals week, so I'll be ready to use "party" as a verb.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:37 AM on April 5, 2012

Is the panty-dropping song the afore-mentioned Hands to Heaven? Never heard of it. Could you hum a few bars?
posted by readery at 11:12 AM on April 5, 2012

Wow. Thanks for the shoutout!
posted by terrapin at 12:42 PM on April 5, 2012

crush: Troquet
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:46 PM on April 5, 2012

Posted my photos, which include shots from Blue Frog and a couple videos, even.
posted by misskaz at 3:19 PM on April 5, 2012

phunniemee, please post your photo of crush summoning the tiny dollar oragami army.
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:59 PM on April 5, 2012

BevosAngryGhost has that one. I'll tell him to post it!
posted by phunniemee at 4:07 PM on April 5, 2012

Oooooh!!! Shouted out at - how lovely. I'm honoured.

*SHOUTS BACK to phunniemee (and waves genially to the rest of the Chicago cabal)*
posted by HandfulOfDust at 5:02 PM on April 5, 2012

Aww thanks for thinking of me guys! <3
posted by IndigoRain at 7:24 PM on April 5, 2012

The banana song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZZqnVYB4UA
posted by garlic at 8:25 PM on April 5, 2012

Alright, since you (with your damn talented-ness) have moved me my from my previous stance of karaoke is always awful... Can perhaps we get a playlist, of the karaoke stylins put down on a given goatfrog? Such that there will be no tedious repeats? (i.e. "My Way" ad absurdum)
From tenuous memory:
little red corvette
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:40 PM on April 5, 2012

Feed the Tree!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:02 AM on April 6, 2012

Tedious repeats? Now that I had Mary Mac download the banana song, I was going to sing it every time!
posted by garlic at 4:04 PM on April 11, 2012

You goddamn better.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:51 PM on April 11, 2012

Now usually garlic don't do this, but uh...

Gonna break 'em off 30,000 pounds of bananas.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:54 PM on April 11, 2012

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