May the Goat Be With You
posted April 28, 2016 2:30 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed May 4 at 5:30 PM, The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Episode XCVI (or so) THE SAME OLD GOAT It was a dark time for the Cabal* . Although the Trump Tower can be ignored, continued media coverage of the election has driven the rebels underground to a place with no fries but some Wheel of Fortune with any luck...
For those that don't know, Chicago has a meet-up every first Wednesday of the month at the (world-famous) Billy Goat downtown and YOU'RE INVITED. Yes, you! It's fun fellowship and you should check it out. (We also go to karaoke afterwards, some us later than others.)

We're usually an easy to spot group but if you have concerns, let us know and we'll make ourselves even more obvious and also be on the lookout for you.

* There is no Chicago Cabal
posted by MCMikeNamara to Meetup (25 comments total)

* There really is no Chicago Cabal. Really. Pinky swear.
posted by qcubed at 7:37 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Off topic, but I really think you Puzzled Pinters should be posting your events to IRL. It drives me insane that Seattle dominates the IRL event list just because they post their trivia night every week.
posted by eamondaly at 3:28 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


OH MAN. I JUST REALIZED the dress that inspired this awesome story from the December Goat outing:

As I get dressed, Spouse asks "Are you a WIZARD?" but since I'm wearing a dress from a 1971 pattern for teenagers learning to sew, I say "No, I'm a Teenager from the 70s". And strangers at the Goat yell out "Is she a Jedi?" and so Kaz says "Yes!" And then McMikeNamara says "So, then, yes, you ARE a teenager from the 70's who's a wizard."

is vacuumed-sealed at the moment as part of the Great Moth Abatement of 2016, so I can't be spot on for May the Fourth. GODDAMMIT.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:12 PM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Maybe it's time for another Month of Meetups?
posted by jessypie at 8:18 AM on May 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


I was thinking that the other day, jessypie! So, I second the motion!
posted by crush-onastick at 8:31 AM on May 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let's do it in July. Currently my summer plans involve sitting in front of my AC with the shades drawn and periodically scowling out the window at people who enjoy sunlight, but I should probably mix it up a bit.
posted by phunniemee at 8:42 AM on May 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I hope you mixing it up doesn't mean we can't ALSO have a shades drawn scowling meetup at your apartment too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:11 AM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


RIP Pequod's bathroom wizard
posted by Evilspork at 10:29 AM on May 4, 2016


I'm converting to a 'yes' but I've never been to an IRL before and I don't know what an easy-to-spot MeFi cabal looks like.

So could you be, like, extra easy to spot, please?
posted by telepanda at 11:39 AM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


Yeah I'm wearing a hot pink dress with like these weird ghost dinosaur things all over it, so that shouldn't be a problem.
posted by phunniemee at 11:48 AM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


There's also a 98% chance we will be on the left/west side of the room as you enter.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:42 PM on May 4, 2016


DON'T BELIEVE THEM THEY'RE PART OF THE CABAL
posted by qcubed at 1:15 PM on May 4, 2016


Actually, the easiest way to meet MeFi folks is to come in, see a group of people, sit down, and start jerkishly asking everyone what their jobs are and ask why we're not talking about machine learning.
posted by qcubed at 1:16 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Maybe don't do that, though.

Do bring cash (they don't really accept cards), though.
posted by qcubed at 1:18 PM on May 4, 2016


This is not going to happen for me tonight. I have to fly out first thing tomorrow for work, and I still have a billion work things to finish tonight, and I haven't even started packing yet. I'm sorry to miss you all this month! Let's start planning that Month of Meetups!
posted by jessypie at 2:16 PM on May 4, 2016


There's an ATM in the Goat. A couple of us have profile pics that look like we actually look. I don't, though.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:31 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


everybody say bye to me tonight since I have tickets for Civil War tomorrow and will most likely be throwing myself into the river shortly after.
posted by floweringjudas at 3:35 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


On my way. Having a very stupid day.
posted by eamondaly at 4:08 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


On my way, having a very stupid bus ride
posted by crush-onastick at 4:25 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


On my way. Am personally stupid.
posted by Iridic at 5:00 PM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


FRICK YALL DONT LEAVE TIL I GET THERE IM ON A BUS NOW

something something stupid something
posted by floweringjudas at 6:10 PM on May 4, 2016


yo evilspork ur guest's keys are with you CALL HER ASAP
posted by floweringjudas at 8:25 PM on May 4, 2016


Thanks guys, I had an awesome time last night. Will definitely be back for a custom burger and to meet the folks I accidentally bailed on.
posted by telepanda at 6:33 AM on May 5, 2016 [3 favorites]


Guys, guys. Someone has taquitos in her pocket.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:19 AM on May 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


DON'T YOU TELL ME WHOSE KEYS I'M MAKING OFF WITH
posted by Evilspork at 11:50 AM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]



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