First we Goat, then we Frog
posted January 20, 2015 9:28 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed February 4 at 6:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Meet at the Billy Goat Tavern. Drink tiny beers, eat a double with cheese, talk about / to the dapper bartender. Then around 9, make your way to the Blue Frog, and let the ambiance wash over you.
posted by garlic to Meetup (42 comments total)

Then we dance!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:38 AM on January 20, 2015 [4 favorites]

Are we going dancing? Because I'm overdue for a trip to Neo.
posted by eamondaly at 10:38 PM on January 21, 2015

I want you guys to know that yesterday at the AMS meetup we (a) decided that we should have live streaming for IRLs, and (b) decided that we should start with Chicago because Frog. Also possibly because of eamondaly's impeccable dress sense.
posted by sldownard at 1:25 PM on January 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh, it's pretty peccable.
posted by eamondaly at 3:42 PM on January 22, 2015 [4 favorites]

Consider the Bartender
You won’t find the Billy Goat Tavern’s Jeff Magill making flashy pours or mixing exotic cocktails. It’s not those things that make a great bartender.
posted by readery at 7:35 PM on January 26, 2015

Hey! I think I'll actually be able to make it! I miss you guys.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 7:11 AM on January 28, 2015 [3 favorites]

I'm going to try real hard to make this! It's been a long time since i've been to a meetup.
posted by deathpanels at 7:49 AM on January 28, 2015 [3 favorites]

posted by Evilspork at 3:53 PM on January 28, 2015

Also, in case you've forgotten what I look like, I'll be the guy with two broken fingers!
posted by deathpanels at 5:51 PM on January 29, 2015

I hope that happened in a comically overly aggressive three stooges related incident.
posted by phunniemee at 6:42 PM on January 29, 2015 [4 favorites]

It's Monday (and a day I get to work from home because the sidewalks are dangerous); yet this week is already trying to kill me.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:01 AM on February 2, 2015

I see the assassins have failed.
posted by Evilspork at 8:49 PM on February 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

Well, I am an invisible ninja, so, I'm not an easy target.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:31 AM on February 3, 2015 [2 favorites]

what up long time
posted by Kyler at 10:07 AM on February 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

kyler. . . uh, hi. so, there you are. hi! love the sweater.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:12 AM on February 3, 2015

Oh, shit! Kyler! You old son of a gun.
posted by eamondaly at 11:50 AM on February 3, 2015

posted by BevosAngryGhost at 1:37 PM on February 4, 2015

Don't forget your coatcoat.
posted by Evilspork at 2:10 PM on February 4, 2015

I'm here!
posted by misskaz at 3:14 PM on February 4, 2015

"Papa needs a gin and tonic" is a thing that I just said to myself in the mirror of a bathroom I thought was empty until somebody flushed in the stall.

So I'm leaving work now.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:19 PM on February 4, 2015 [11 favorites]

On my way. Outside for the first time today. Apparently I missed the sun.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:50 PM on February 4, 2015

Floweringjudas and I are on the bus, despite the fact that my alarm goes off at four am.
posted by dogheart at 4:37 PM on February 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Sounds like a great time already. Alas, I'm not going to make it.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:40 PM on February 4, 2015

Me neither. I had to work late.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:57 PM on February 4, 2015


posted by tivalasvegas at 7:13 PM on February 4, 2015 [5 favorites]

Is Slumming-It-Ryan-Gosling the Serial Cropduster? Stay tuned, MetaHounds!
posted by eamondaly at 9:01 PM on February 4, 2015 [3 favorites]

I'm sorry I missed out on this, BUT after 3 seasons of broomball, we finally won our first game! It didn't hurt that we were playing a team even less skilled than us, and they didn't pressure us so we could stop the ball, look for teammates, then pass the ball.
posted by garlic at 6:29 AM on February 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Wow. Two things to ponder. What the hell Ryan Gosling as a cropduster means (sekrit code?) and the mysteries of three seasons of winless broomball.
posted by readery at 7:40 AM on February 5, 2015

Oh, Dave. Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave.
posted by eamondaly at 8:15 AM on February 5, 2015

who's this Dave fellow?
posted by garlic at 8:53 AM on February 5, 2015







Dave's not here.
posted by Evilspork at 10:23 AM on February 5, 2015

SYNAPSIDS. That's what I was trying to recall. Dimetrodon was a synapsid that surely appeared in your grade-school textbooks.

I'm still wrong two ways, though: a) Dimetrodon predates the Triassic so it's not considered a true dinosaur and b) it's not a direct ancestor of mammals (though closely related).
posted by eamondaly at 10:58 AM on February 5, 2015

Related: cake versus pie.
posted by eamondaly at 11:01 AM on February 5, 2015

Related related: Cake Boss on the "death cake."
posted by Iridic at 11:15 AM on February 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Didn't I say synapsid like 8 times last night? Someone back me up on this.
posted by phunniemee at 11:30 AM on February 5, 2015

That was not the word I was hearing. Then again, it was hard to hear anything over the screams of "HIP JOINT! HIP JOINT!"
posted by eamondaly at 11:36 AM on February 5, 2015

Also, cake vs. pie is a false dichotomy. Everyone loves cake. Cake will always win. Cake being better than pie doesn't detract from pie being delicious.

That's like saying which of your children do you love more. Obviously you have a favorite, but you still love your pie-child.

Reminder to self: do not have kids.
posted by phunniemee at 11:38 AM on February 5, 2015

Why waste time on things that are not the most delicious?
posted by eamondaly at 12:34 PM on February 5, 2015

posted by phunniemee at 1:03 PM on February 5, 2015 [4 favorites]

By the way, I am eating a Blu[sic] Raspberry Dum-Dum right now.
posted by eamondaly at 1:55 PM on February 5, 2015

You should buy me another beer because your [sic] still ugly
posted by misskaz at 7:05 AM on February 6, 2015 [2 favorites]

I like pie more than cake.

Eamon, you are gorgeous.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:21 AM on February 6, 2015

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