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posted November 21, 2013 1:43 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed December 4 at 5:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
December Chicago meetup!
SOMEBODY'S birthday is the next day (I'm not gonna say whose) and even though she will almost certainly leave early because she's SUPER LAME*, she'd still like to see errgoat in the club gettin tipsy on tiny beers and borgers. Also I'll bring you guys cookies.

posted by phunniemee to Meetup (53 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

"Oh your birthday is a week before mine... neat" is probably a conversation I will have in my head for as long as we do this thing. Because I'm sure it happened last year too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:24 PM on November 21, 2013

That means your birthday is the day before my cousin's...neat!
posted by phunniemee at 6:21 PM on November 21, 2013

And two days before mine!
posted by hydrophonic at 9:08 PM on November 21, 2013

posted by phunniemee at 4:20 AM on November 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

We did have this same conversation last year. Mine is that week too. Here's to many more years of the same conversation!
posted by readery at 5:54 AM on November 22, 2013 [3 favorites]

And three weeks before mine.
posted by Evilspork at 9:03 AM on November 22, 2013

posted by phunniemee at 10:08 AM on November 22, 2013

You guys, I actually contacted pb to make that work. THAT'S HOW DEDICATED I AM TO THIS ONLY VERY VAGUELY AMUSING RUNNING JOKE.
posted by phunniemee at 10:09 AM on November 22, 2013 [2 favorites]

This meetup is also about as close as we get to the 6th anniversary of the First Ever Goat Meetup (Dec 12).
posted by misskaz at 10:58 AM on November 22, 2013 [2 favorites]

wait? eamon, I thought you said you wouldn't be at December Goat-Frog.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:38 PM on November 22, 2013

I'll be Frogging-- just not Goating.
posted by eamondaly at 3:18 PM on November 22, 2013

I am so glad that crush saved all those First Ever Goat Meetup photos. Everyone looks so much younger! And clean-shaven!
posted by Zaximus at 12:24 AM on November 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


also, looks like broomball season may interfere with goating for the next 2 months.
posted by garlic at 3:13 PM on November 25, 2013

garlic, we've had this discussion before. Iridic, too. Stop trying to better yourself during goat time. Poetry, pshh. Kayaking, pshhhhhh. Broomball doesn't even sound real. Brooms aren't balls! They aren't balls at all! This is madness!!!
posted by phunniemee at 3:20 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

I don't know whether this comment will get through. Pretty poor mobile reception out here on my kayak, the W.B. Yeats.
posted by Iridic at 3:34 PM on November 25, 2013 [2 favorites]

If you're wondering why I'm out in a kayak in this weather, it's because an eccentric billionaire invited me out to his private island in the middle of Lake Michigan for "a holiday feast." (His invite mentioned something about "the most dangerous game;" I assume he means broomball.)
posted by Iridic at 5:10 PM on November 25, 2013

Wait? Kayak? i thought you had a coat-boat.
posted by crush-onastick at 5:40 PM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

...thought you had a coat-boat.

Nope! What I have is a kayanorak.
posted by Iridic at 5:52 PM on November 25, 2013 [4 favorites]

Important update:

The search for that one Life in Hell strip continues.

TV Tropes (TV TROPES LINK WARNING) now cites the scene in question (Examples of Type 2>Newspaper Comics.)

Bun Laden pictures now are spots 8-14 on a GIS search for:

life in hell bongo questions "where do babies come from"

Publicity shot of cast of The Greatest American Hero is gone. Lots of pictures of Big Bang Theory creeping in.

This meetup will be the one year anniversary of my last. :(
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:23 AM on November 26, 2013

Are we still doing that Ghost of Spiffy thing? Because I'm torn between being all "who said that oh man did the temp in here just drop oh man spooky" and just being sad.

There's a picture of me when you do a GIS for SpiffyRob. I am slightly higher ranked than the actual picture of SpiffyRob.
posted by phunniemee at 8:32 AM on November 26, 2013 [4 favorites]

Man I am getting lost in the GIS results for SpiffyRob. I am so glad that Bun Laden takes the top two spots, and while it's weird to see phunniemee show up before I do, FIN-RA beats us both!
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:52 AM on November 26, 2013

Maybe I'm the asshole, but I see any pictures that I recognize as one Mr. SpiffyRob.

I was reminded of this though.
posted by garlic at 1:18 PM on November 26, 2013

Also I found this, before IRL was it's own subsite:
posted by garlic at 1:24 PM on November 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

So how soon is this going to happen?
posted by Evilspork at 1:43 PM on November 26, 2013

I think there are a total of three pictures of me in the GIS search for "SpiffyRob"

Two are in costume, one is on a milk carton.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:45 PM on November 26, 2013

going through old IRLs, you guys are funny peeps.

Also, how great is it that Mike's boo isn't deathly ill any more?
posted by garlic at 1:48 PM on November 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

Also, I'm not easy to search for on GIS, but there's more of phunniemee on this search than of me too...
posted by garlic at 1:52 PM on November 26, 2013

I just did a quick rundown, and it appears that pictures of either me, my dog, or blingees I have made show up high in a GIS for just about every single one of you.

Except hydrophonic. Mostly he is just endless pictures of lettuce.
posted by phunniemee at 2:20 PM on November 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

Also I found this, before IRL was it's own subsite:

I like to think that the epic pizza thread is the reason IRL got its own subsite.

In fact, given how closely mods follow Metatalk threads, this might actually be true.

Also, how great is it that Mike's boo isn't deathly ill any more?

posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:29 PM on November 26, 2013 [3 favorites]

I got no pics of Spoffy in my GIS, either. Three of phunnimee, one Destiny's Child, one Ryan Gosling and a whole bunch of Bun Laden. Oh, and Michelle Obama as a child. Also, one of Truman, the dog.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:29 PM on November 26, 2013

I got no pics of Spoffy, within my G-I-S
So give me just a joffy, and I'll recheck I guess
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:09 AM on November 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

Also that is seriously great news Mike.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:09 AM on November 27, 2013

posted by SpiffyRob at 8:23 AM on November 30, 2013 [5 favorites]

Wow, dude. I logged in just to say, "Well done."
posted by adamdschneider at 8:23 PM on December 1, 2013

Most of the credit goes to my sister, who found it among the chaos that is my parents' basement. She didn't even know I was looking for it, but she had organized a bunch of books she found at that was one of them.

I'll leave you guys to your regularly scheduled meetup thread now. Happy Quonsmas, one and all!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:44 AM on December 2, 2013

I miss you guys. That is all.

No, I lied. Has anyone talked about the impending doom of the Goat? This seems like a catastrophe. And I have been out of the loop too much recently to know if it's already come up. If so, add my distress to the general discussion. If not, well, I feel distressed; discuss!
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 8:44 PM on December 2, 2013

Also, as this is apparently the place for bringing up past meetup happenings, I don't think I ever posted crush's summoning of the money beasts from last April.

All shall be awed by her might.

...and by last April, I mean April of 2012. I may be slightly behind on picture organizing.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 8:47 PM on December 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

Pretty sure that's me being the super annoying one. Sorry, crush.
posted by phunniemee at 7:27 AM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Regarding the Impending Goat Doom, I suspect we have lots of time. My company just signed a 6-month lease for the building and I suspect it will be closer to a year before tenants start actually getting kicked out.

Regarding the meetup, if I don't start feeling better soon I may have to sit this one out. Sadface.
posted by misskaz at 7:48 AM on December 3, 2013

Was I drunk? I think I was drunk. I certainly look drunk. Which reminds me, instead of smelling salts, I have this in my desk. Or, possibly (a friend pointed out) as camouflage.

posted by crush-onastick at 1:41 PM on December 3, 2013

If I make it, it'll be late, but you guys should discuss if the next goat will be held on 1/1/2014 as the prophecies fortell.
posted by garlic at 8:08 AM on December 4, 2013

I lied about the cookies, guys. I am the worst.
posted by phunniemee at 9:50 AM on December 4, 2013

Actually, I lied about being able to be there tonight, so I'm the worst. You're totally off the worst hook.

Happy birthday to all (where applicable)!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:28 AM on December 4, 2013

posted by phunniemee at 10:36 AM on December 4, 2013

Psych! Turns out Date Night is cancelled because he's not feeling up for the planned double feature* but he is feeling well enough to tell me not to come home.




* Just when you thought I was done giving you wellness updates for a third party in IRL threads, I pulled you back in.

posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:23 PM on December 4, 2013

You left out Kwanzaa. What is the status on Kwanzaa? Enjoy.
posted by phunniemee at 1:25 PM on December 4, 2013

I should never start with the Sandra Lee videos because there's just no end to the madness.
posted by phunniemee at 1:30 PM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

Unlike Sandra Lee, I admit to knowing slightly more than jack about Kwanzaa, so I will make no claims to whether or not my presence might can save it.

I do know that anybody who puts chocolate frosting on apple pie filling is, to put it kindly, not someone with whom I want to associate. (And I think we established a few months back that I'm a big fan of frosting.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:35 PM on December 4, 2013

I'm proceeding directly to Frog tonight. Happy early birthday(s) if I don't end up seeing you!
posted by Zaximus at 2:28 PM on December 4, 2013

I'm also Frog-only. See you all soon later!
posted by Iridic at 2:52 PM on December 4, 2013

Goat-ers, please check in with Virgil so he knows whether to hold a table for you.
posted by eamondaly at 5:33 PM on December 4, 2013

Small crowd at the Goat has disbanded so if any Goat-er is Frogging it will be me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:24 PM on December 4, 2013

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