January TINCC
posted December 24, 2010 8:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed January 5 at 6:00 PM, The Goat
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
So, folks, are we meeting up on January the 5th at the Goat, or will we all be a) too cold; b) too out of town; c) too tired from skiing; d) too emptied of holiday cheer to give it a try?
posted by crush-onastick to Meetup (79 comments total)

I have a belated company party to go to, sadly. Call me on the batphone if the party continues past 9pm, though.
posted by eamondaly at 9:57 PM on December 24, 2010


I'm there, & anybody who isn't is a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:47 AM on December 25, 2010


Who you callin' a sapsucker?
posted by Green With You at 10:05 AM on December 25, 2010


I have never been to the Goat. Is it at street level?

I would be coming in from the burbs via Metra and cabbing it over from the station.

thanks!
posted by lampshade at 4:30 PM on December 25, 2010


The Goat is on Lower Michigan. There's a stairwell in front of the Walgreens on the west side of the street on Upper Michigan. It says "Billy Goat Tavern" on it, actually.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:42 PM on December 25, 2010


Thanks for the info. I had read a few IRLs regarding the Goat and sort of remembered that it was downstairs or something.

Count me in if the event does happen. If not, then next month.
posted by lampshade at 5:31 AM on December 26, 2010


I'll try to be there. It's never too cold if you have enough to drink.
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:54 PM on December 26, 2010


Oh, I could sort of maybe make this. With the seasonal depression though, people would probably just rather I didn't come. I'm considering only attending meetups that Eamon is at, because I think I need a chaperone/cheerleader, and he seems a likely candidate.
posted by booknerd at 7:40 PM on December 26, 2010


Well I'm certainly no yellow-bellied sapsucker. Count me in.
posted by Zaximus at 9:03 PM on December 26, 2010


Booknerd, I hear you, but I find that nothing fights those blues like good people and drunkenness.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:20 PM on December 26, 2010


This'll be my first full day back in town after bunch in Charleston, so I may be too wiped, but if not, count me in!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:40 AM on December 27, 2010


Okay, well, I'll make this "confirmed".
posted by crush-onastick at 6:49 AM on December 27, 2010


So far, it's a no-boys event. Unless adamdschneider is attending, despite not having clicked the clicky-thingy that says he'll be there.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:15 AM on December 27, 2010


no boys?
posted by lampshade at 10:02 AM on December 27, 2010


I might be able to make it, if I'm not stuck at a school turning fans on and off repeatedly.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 10:06 AM on December 27, 2010


When I last checked, no boys had ticked the "attending" box. That has since changed.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:31 AM on December 27, 2010


There....box checked.
posted by lampshade at 11:45 AM on December 27, 2010


Ticking off ticky-boxes--much like lining up dollar bills to face forward--gives me great joy!
posted by crush-onastick at 12:26 PM on December 27, 2010


I can probably do this. It'll give me an excuse to buy a sandwich from Grahamwich, anyway.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:22 PM on December 27, 2010


BTW, What time will this be held at?
posted by lampshade at 1:32 PM on December 27, 2010


The date&time are at the bottom of the map. 6:00PM, or whenever people get off of work and stumble in.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:55 PM on December 27, 2010


Oh, looks like a good crowd! booknerd, you should totally come.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:31 PM on December 27, 2010


booknerd, you should go. Pretend I'm on your shoulder.
posted by eamondaly at 6:57 PM on December 27, 2010


I have now clicked the thing. It wasn't there when I previously commented.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:41 AM on December 28, 2010


I plan to be there and have clicked the thing.
posted by evisceratordeath at 3:01 PM on December 28, 2010


Yay! Clicky thingy!
posted by crush-onastick at 4:40 PM on December 28, 2010


Just so you know, you can unclick yourself then click back to your heart's desire. No contracts or surcharges levied.

jest sayin'
posted by lampshade at 12:19 PM on December 29, 2010


PRO TIP:

Toggling between "Yes" and "Maybe" keeps the same number of elements above the click action (with a brief flicker as you switch lists) so you can click the same place over and over without repositioning. Clicking "No" removes your name as an element, so you have to reposition your mouse, slowing down your clicks.

I am *SURE* this is a use case pb envisioned while coding.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:47 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Clearly so.

I mean, how could it not be?
posted by lampshade at 1:53 PM on December 29, 2010


Ooo, thanks SpiffyRob. I had an itch. An itch to click.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 5:58 AM on December 30, 2010


And here I was with a clitch to ick!
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:41 PM on December 30, 2010


all the cool kids are clicking
posted by crush-onastick at 7:19 PM on December 30, 2010


Happy New Year, my fine Chicago non-cabal!
posted by Windigo at 11:53 AM on December 31, 2010


To you as well. :-)
posted by adamdschneider at 5:07 PM on December 31, 2010


This is tomorrow, right? My holiday schedule has completed messed with my own personal space-time continuum.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:33 AM on January 4, 2011


Yep! Tomorrow's also the Twelfth night of Christmas - that's twelve drummers drumming, for those keeping score at home.
posted by Iridic at 8:51 AM on January 4, 2011


Thank you for the reminder, crush.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:57 AM on January 4, 2011


Huh, always thought the 6th was the Epiphany, which was Twelfth Night. Lo, I hang my head in shame and confusion.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:29 AM on January 4, 2011


12 clickers clicking.

Crush, I too always thought the Epiphany was Twelfth Night.
posted by misskaz at 11:00 AM on January 4, 2011


Also, because it's come up elsewhere, I would like to state for the record that Chicago-style pizza is motherfucking pizza, god damn it all to hell. It has crust, cheese, sauce and toppings. It is pizza, though I would entertain evidence* to the contrary. You don't have to like it. That doesn't make it not pizza.

*not baseless assertions ex cathedra
posted by adamdschneider at 1:12 PM on January 4, 2011


You saw that Scalia piece, then? Fuck that guy.
posted by Iridic at 1:31 PM on January 4, 2011


I would piss on his grave.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:47 PM on January 4, 2011


Have we been having tomato pie meetups unknowingly?

Also, someone will have to explain the 12 nights thing to me. I've never quite gotten a straightforward explanation.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:00 PM on January 4, 2011


Have we been having tomato pie meetups unknowingly?

ಠ_ಠ
posted by adamdschneider at 2:39 PM on January 4, 2011


I was listening to the arguments from this SCOTUS term, to pass the time at work today. I was shocked at how I could almost no longer tell the angry white men on the bench apart just from their voices.

As I recall, in the Catholic calendar, Christmas is the season of the liturgical year which lasts from the birth of Christ (Christmas Day) until the baptism of Christ on the Epiphany, January 6 (I grew up thinking the Epiphany was actually the arrival of the Magi at the manger--but my sister corrected me this year). The Twelve Days of Christmas are the twelve days of the liturgical season of Christmas, basically, but I don't know what partridges and maids-a-milking have to do with it. Advent is the liturgical season prior to the birth of Christmas. So, "the reason for the season" doesn't actually make a lot of sense, cause the Christmas season doesn't actually start until we're all done shopping and have started boozing and making resolutions.

Mmm. Pizza.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:49 PM on January 4, 2011


Further confusing the issue (Epiphany) last Sunday AM I was biking to Garfield Park Conservatory and passed a church were mass was starting. Cool, I thought. Warming station and neat church to look at. So I went to part of the mass and it was The Epiphany!
The catholic church for convenience's sake changed the date to the first Sunday after New Year's Day.

And it was all about the arrival of the Magi, the baptism thing was never brought up. I was tempted to raise my hand and ask questions but that would be quite a breach of decorum. I was very confused and for the first time actually thought about the meaning of the word and how it didn't fit with three wisemen showing up with gifts. And I have conflated Las Posadas with the Epiphany in my pea brain. Ball of confusion.
posted by readery at 3:38 PM on January 4, 2011



Also, because it's come up elsewhere, I would like to state for the record that Chicago-style pizza is motherfucking pizza, god damn it all to hell. It has crust, cheese, sauce and toppings. It is pizza, though I would entertain evidence* to the contrary. You don't have to like it. That doesn't make it not pizza.


who is trying to claim it is not? They are wrong. It's not just pizza, it's the bestest pizza.
posted by Windigo at 4:27 AM on January 5, 2011


Crappin' out of tonight's meetup, guys – sorry. I shall be on the lookout for a mid-month pizza meetup, and if not shall see ye all at the Goat in February. :(
posted by WCityMike at 4:51 AM on January 5, 2011


Real world trumps my MeFi world again. My conference call got pushed back two hours, which means I won't be making it the Goat tonight. Was looking forward to getting back into the MeFi meetup mode and hanging with you guys (and meeting the new Chicago MeFites since my last meetup), but work says differently.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:33 AM on January 5, 2011


Oh, man! No more dropping out!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:34 AM on January 5, 2011


Move you conference call to the Goat. We can all chime in. jest sayin'
posted by lampshade at 8:58 AM on January 5, 2011


you = your
posted by lampshade at 8:58 AM on January 5, 2011


y'all = yinz
posted by Iridic at 9:11 AM on January 5, 2011


once again, i am confused. i thought y'all = dese guys.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:24 AM on January 5, 2011


I want to start a Pittsburgh-based badn called Wyld Stallyinz.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:37 AM on January 5, 2011


y'all = youse guys
posted by hydrophonic at 10:07 AM on January 5, 2011


If you're bored before or after, there is a "soft launch" of the new monthly live CHIRP/saki Music Trivia thing at the Empty Bottle. Tonight it's just 10-minute bits between the bands, but starting February 3 it'll be monthly. Prizes, laughs, good times.

I know this because I am one of the hosts.
posted by jtron at 11:17 AM on January 5, 2011


jtron: are you CHIRP or saki or Empty Bottle?
posted by crush-onastick at 12:15 PM on January 5, 2011


y'all
youse
youse guys
yutes (warning:wav)
posted by lampshade at 12:26 PM on January 5, 2011


Y'all = y'all. Don't dilute an excellently simple term with all this crazy northern slang.

grumblegrumble...youse guys...grumble...pop...grumblegrumble
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:40 PM on January 5, 2011


beers beers beers beers
posted by lholladay at 12:46 PM on January 5, 2011


Crush-onastick: none of the above, although I have family ties with CHIRP. I was brought on for my years of experience as a live trivia host as well as my willingness to work for free.
posted by jtron at 2:03 PM on January 5, 2011


beers beers beers beers
tiny tiny tiny tiny
beers beers beers beers
cheeseborger chips cheeseborger chips
beers beers beers beers
posted by misskaz at 2:42 PM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bowing out, family dealie.
posted by readery at 2:42 PM on January 5, 2011


I'm just here to say that I'm still coming. The BF may or may not be in tow, he hasn't decided yet.
posted by youngergirl44 at 2:47 PM on January 5, 2011


Why is this work day not over?
posted by adamdschneider at 3:07 PM on January 5, 2011


Because clocks hate cheezeborgers. Their roundness is an affront to all of clock-kind, and the fact that cheese and buns want to hang out with the burgers and not with the clocks makes the clocks sad inside. So they do everything they can to slow down their hands when they know cheezeborgers are on the horizon.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:36 PM on January 5, 2011


First train missed. I really hate this place sometimes.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:37 PM on January 5, 2011


No tiny beers for me. Still stuck at work. Pour one out for me, guys.

(In your mouth, that is. Don't actually waste beer on my account.)

posted by booknerd at 4:44 PM on January 5, 2011


Oh hey. Again, I miss the Chicago meet-up, but this time I'm actually in Chicago.

You should all drop by the Sleep Research Center at the UofC and visit my lab rat self.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 6:27 PM on January 5, 2011


Well, that went poorly. Trivia on abeyance until further notice.
posted by jtron at 7:52 PM on January 5, 2011


sorry to hear that, jtron.

Hey cabal, nice one last night. Hope to see you all in the forseeable future. Those who failed to attend, you were noted in the Big Book of Uh-Ohs.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:19 AM on January 6, 2011


How'd it go? Sorry I couldn't make it. Returning to work after your first vacation in more than a year suuuuuuuuuuuucks.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:19 AM on January 6, 2011


Oh, and not counting appearances in documentaries or as herself (including dubbing Angela Basset in the biopic), Tina Turner has appeared in four movies: Tommy, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and the Last Action Hero. She also had a cameo as herself on Single Female LawyerAlly McBeal. I have saved you from the googling it yourself.

Also, Spiffy, you are dead to us. Unless we see you soon. Then you can be undead to us.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:33 AM on January 6, 2011


You'll always be undead to me, SpiffyRob.
posted by evisceratordeath at 10:41 AM on January 6, 2011


SpiffyRob can stay home for all I care. I think we've firmly established that we don't need another hero.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:44 AM on January 6, 2011


I decided I missed y'all.
posted by eamondaly at 11:47 AM on January 7, 2011


<3 you people and have been slacking for various reasons. Here's hoping Feb works out. Miss steak + egg + people + occasional karaoke.
posted by sparkletone at 4:21 AM on January 8, 2011


hey, sparkletone! people miss you, too.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:23 AM on January 8, 2011



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