Monthly Goat.
posted April 26, 2011 6:56 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed May 4 at 6:00 PM, Billy Goat Tavern Original
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Tiny Beers, cheeseborgers, possibly springlike weather. What has everyone been up to since last month? Meet us at the usual place, at the usual time, and listen to the usual stories. It will be fun! No, really. It usually is! The question is: "What are you doing to ensure it stays that way?" That's what I thought; see you there.
posted by crush-onastick to Meetup (133 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Bill Frist!
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:55 AM on April 26, 2011


We don't fuck around in meetup threads leading up to/following meetups anymore. I blame IRL. Let's fuck around.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:57 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Round round fuck around, I fuck around (yeah)
Fuck around (a-woo-woo-woo-oo!) round round I fuck around!
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:57 AM on April 26, 2011


I'm getting bugged fucking up and down the same old strip.
I gotta fuck a new place where the kids are hip.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:59 AM on April 26, 2011


All this talk from all of you about fucking makes me think of the Life in Hell strip which contains (among other things) the following exchange:

Bongo: "Where do babies come from?"
Binky: "Do you know what fucking is?"
Bongo: "Yes."
Binky: "That's where babies come from."
Bongo: "Oh."

Not so much the exchange, but the way Binky is holding his hands to properly gesticulate "fucking." It's not obscene, and it's really not much in terms of a clarifying gesture. But it works, damnit! And I can't seem to find this strip online (at least on the part of the internet I can get at the office.)
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:11 AM on April 26, 2011


Spiffy, you are a prince among men.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:20 AM on April 26, 2011


Men among prints

Eamon and Iridic, you are not allowed to RSVP without commenting. Frequently. Fix it fix it fix it fix it fix it fix it fix it!
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:14 AM on April 26, 2011


Who would have guessed that "Party Like It's 1999" would actually mean to dredge up a bunch of incredibly shitty songs from the Latin Invasion?

All the while you were in front of me I never realized
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes
I didn't see it
I can't believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:22 AM on April 26, 2011


anyone know if it's raining on the Mag Mile? I'd like to get out of the office, but I can't see outside from where I am and I don't want to go out in the rain.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:27 AM on April 26, 2011


Crush can't stand the rain
'gainst the Mag Mile
Crush can't stand the rain
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:15 AM on April 26, 2011


We don't fuck around in meetup threads leading up to/following meetups anymore.

So now, less than two years later, you can go up on a steep thread in MetaTalk and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:55 AM on April 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


LET'S DO IT

IT IS A FAIRLY STEEP THREAD
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:15 PM on April 26, 2011


shame it doesn't display who is responsible for which tag. someone's getting the hairy eyeball.

Also, my shoes are inappropriate for a steep thread.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:36 PM on April 26, 2011


I will gladly out myself as the tagger to receive my Hairy Eyeball.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:06 PM on April 26, 2011


Is the chatter so low because nobody's gotten a MeMail about this? I didn't get a MeMail, for instance. But Crush and I are contacts so I saw it on the sidebar.

Should everyone have gotten MeMails about this? Did we break MeFi with our power?
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:08 PM on April 26, 2011


I got a memail, but only because I set up the event.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:13 PM on April 26, 2011


I never get MeMails about the events. (Yes, I know I have yet to attend, but I should STILL get a MeMail, no?)

Also, I'm going to see National Theatre Live's Frankenstein at the Music Box on the 4th. Alas.
posted by tzikeh at 4:21 PM on April 26, 2011


Also, how can someone add a tag to a post they didn't make? That seems odd to me...
posted by tzikeh at 4:22 PM on April 26, 2011


You can add tags to your contacts' posts! It's fun!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:08 PM on April 26, 2011


So even now that I'm home, I cannot find the comic in question. I thought I had struck gold with a torrent full of Life in Hell comics, but they're all from the smaller books.

And man, I'll tell you, a search for "Do you know what fucking is?" goes south in a hurry!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:42 PM on April 26, 2011


I also tried to find the comic. Alas, I tried and failed. On the bright side, I did not try and die.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:15 PM on April 26, 2011


Also, looking over past MeMails, I'm pretty sure I've figured it out. You get the notification at 2:01 AM following the posting. So I strongly expect to see a big ol' influx as everyone wakes up/gets to work this morning.

Why there's betty botter now!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:04 AM on April 27, 2011


I appreciate the effort and the lack of dying. I would also appreciate a little more banter around here! I've got coffee, now I need the sizzle!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:16 AM on April 27, 2011


Ach Scheiß. I just realized that my German class runs right at the same fucking time. Fuckity fuck. However, I should be free by 8pm, and the Goethe Institut is, like, right fucking by the Goat, so I should come by and say "Guten fickenden Abend" (see what I did there?). Will you guys still be there at 8pm? Yes?
posted by LMGM at 6:25 AM on April 27, 2011


Sehr wahrscheinlich!
posted by Iridic at 7:19 AM on April 27, 2011


Did Eamon hang the picture at the last meetup?
posted by Windigo at 7:59 AM on April 27, 2011


I am hereby commenting in this thread. I did not get (or did not notice) the MeMail until this morning.
posted by misskaz at 8:35 AM on April 27, 2011


I got a MeMail at 2:01 this morning. I blame the time zone shift between Chicago and Portland.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:39 AM on April 27, 2011


I knew all that time-traveling whale-riding was going to get someone in trouble.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:48 AM on April 27, 2011


At what point do we get to print out the pizza thread and pin it to the wall upstairs at Pequod's?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:51 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did Eamon hang the picture at the last meetup?

He told me at the Blue Frog that he did. We will see if it's still there next time!
posted by adamdschneider at 10:41 AM on April 27, 2011


If I'm really on my game, I'll remember to bring that extra pair of shoes I promised to give to either kaz or bettybotter. Maybe acknowledging that will help me remember.
posted by booknerd at 12:24 PM on April 27, 2011


shakespeherian: are you gonna be there? we need an awkward re-match. I've developed a number of obscure hobbies, perverse interests, and unsettling opinions. I will totally win.
posted by LMGM at 12:34 PM on April 27, 2011


I'm dreaming of goats and tiny beers, which has led me to dream of tiny goats. A herd of them. Hopping. Like in that one youtube video that I will find when I'm not at work.

Hop. Hop. Hop.
posted by betty botter at 12:38 PM on April 27, 2011


You mean the the tiny goat stampede, right?
posted by booknerd at 12:41 PM on April 27, 2011


I might actually be able to come! Cross your fingers (anyone who likes me anyway) that no more kiddies sign up in the next two days and plushie class is cancelled.

And that the head of my department doesn't know my mefi name. (I meant to say fuck more, but forgot. Sorry.)
posted by crankyrogalsky at 12:55 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Booknerd - exactly. I LOVE THEIR LITTLE STIFF LEGGED, NO KNEED HOPPING!!!!!

This is one of the few things brightening up this dreary day. That, and I just introduced myself to a client wearing galoshes. I fear he may think that I'm the strangest looking lawyer.
posted by betty botter at 1:09 PM on April 27, 2011


If you can't wear galoshes this week, when can you wear them?

I mean, fuck.
posted by misskaz at 1:57 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those are some hoppin little goats.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:03 PM on April 27, 2011


fuck. it's so dreary out that I don't even feel like walking 1/8 of a mile to Flub a Dub Chubs for hot dogs to go with kraft mac n cheese for dinner. and seriously, I have only once before complained about weather in Chicago--Chicago's weather being in the top 5 reasons I moved here and hated leaving last time I moved away. but goddamn. have we ever had this many rainy days in April? Nope, not since 1961. fuck.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:35 PM on April 27, 2011


Gar, I will be seeing Kevin Smith and Jason Mews instead of having tiny beers. If things are still going on after the show, perhaps we will join.
posted by youngergirl44 at 5:35 PM on April 27, 2011


Here's an office goat.
posted by youngergirl44 at 5:39 PM on April 27, 2011


Both the stampede of goats and the office goat are so cute I almost peed myself.
posted by crankyrogalsky at 6:11 PM on April 27, 2011


Okay someone come up with a compelling reason to keep me from chickening out again.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:00 PM on April 27, 2011


I won't be there! That's reason enough, right? The rest of you all can cancel too.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:09 PM on April 27, 2011


Shakey, please see my comment above. It is ON, son.
posted by LMGM at 8:23 PM on April 27, 2011


Oh, hey. I'm bring Sobrita, the dancing goat. But you have to get really really drunk before you can see her dance. Is that a compelling reason?
posted by crush-onastick at 10:56 AM on April 28, 2011


shakes, have you been to a Goat meetup or just the Pequod's one? I feel like everyone has to go to a Goat meetup at least once.
posted by misskaz at 11:11 AM on April 28, 2011


I've only been to pizza-related meetups, with of course the exception of the abortive Quencher's meetup that didn't work.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:45 PM on April 28, 2011


Anyway I ask because I always, always say 'Oh boy I need to go to this meetup!' and then on the day of I go 'Boy it sure is comfortable and not-stranger-y here in my apartment it's pretty easy to stay home,' so it's not an issue of persuading me as much as it is of forcing me.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:46 PM on April 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hmm. Considering I know you've met a lot of these people in person, I don't think we count as "strangers". You could always bring your wife along too?
posted by booknerd at 12:50 PM on April 28, 2011


I dunno. I suspect some of these folks only get more stranger over time.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:04 PM on April 28, 2011


I always, always say 'Oh boy I need to go to this meetup!' and then on the day of I go 'Boy it sure is comfortable and not-stranger-y here in my apartment it's pretty easy to stay home...

Holy crap, you just read my brain. GET OUT OF MY BRAIN. You should come, though! We can be awkward weirdos together! (Safety in numbers, bro, safety in numbers.)
posted by phunniemee at 1:16 PM on April 28, 2011


Whoa Nelly, I sure failed to parse some double negatives for my last comment. I'll be working until ten, but I'd be eager to catch up with you guys for any post-Goat shenanigans.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:17 PM on April 28, 2011


DAMN IT. Going to be in SF for work. Enjoy!
posted by evisceratordeath at 7:19 PM on April 28, 2011


"damn it. Going to be in SF" <-- this makes no sense to me.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:47 PM on April 28, 2011


Damn it! I'm not going to be in SF!
posted by shakespeherian at 9:49 PM on April 28, 2011


Well obviously I am looking forward to being in San Francisco but I do hate to miss a Goatup.
posted by evisceratordeath at 10:49 AM on April 29, 2011


Since you been gone
There's been owls pooping in my bed
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:59 AM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am curious to see Adam. He has vanished from my life; I have not seen him in ever so long. Was it all a dream?
posted by Windigo at 12:09 PM on April 30, 2011


I want to go but I am two weeks from matrimony and might be a little busy. Unfortunately I don't think there's any way I can make this one.
so, see everyone Wednesday, then?
I'll be wearing galoshes. And fucking.

posted by jtron at 2:37 PM on April 30, 2011


This is not the greatest thread in the MeFi, no, this is just a tribute.
Couldn't re-type the greatest thread in the Mefi, NO! This is a tribute...
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 4:39 PM on April 30, 2011


It has been a month, hasn't it? I'm still here, though! And I miss you, Miss Finch. I was sick some of that time, and away some of that time (like I am now), and settling into domesticity for the rest. I will make myself less scarce in future.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:16 PM on April 30, 2011


Would anyone be interested in grabbing a bite to eat before the meet-up? I'm not really so much for the cheeseboirgers (I know, I know), but I'll probably be hungry on account of the biking.

Alternate plan: Fill up on beer calories, drunkenly operate bike bus rack, stumble home.
posted by booknerd at 10:06 AM on May 2, 2011


So, Spiffy stirred the pot and then turned tail and ran.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:37 PM on May 2, 2011


The shit I did.
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:16 PM on May 2, 2011


People don't you know
Don't you know it's about time?
Can't you hear the jam is pumpin'
While you taste a piece of mine?

Many different flavours
And the spice is strong
Get into the hot stuff
Let me pour a little some

Baby let me show you how to do this
You gotta move this
You're doing fine
There's nothing to it

You gotta groove it
C'mon and move this
Shake that body for me
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:46 AM on May 3, 2011


That's my favorite Johnny Cash song.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:28 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are there any other Canucks coming to this thing? I plan to get shitfaced and weep about the election.
posted by LMGM at 6:49 AM on May 3, 2011


I will not get faceshitted, tho. I have limits. And safewords.
posted by LMGM at 6:50 AM on May 3, 2011


Apparently I'm going to Milwaukee Thursday morning which means I have to get up at like 4:30 or something insane. So if I do manage to get to this thing, I'd better be treated right.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:30 AM on May 3, 2011


You got to
Treat shakes like a Brewer (got to got to treat him right)
Treat shakes like a Brewer (got to got to treat him right)

Technotronic once shook a man's body on the dancefloor just to watch him groove.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:32 AM on May 3, 2011


I will be part of the fucking Boy-It-Sure-Is-Comfortable-And-Not-Stranger-y-Here-In-My-Apartment-But-I-Fucking-Need-To-Go-Anyway contingent. I'm guessing the parking lot mentioned on Yelp is on Lower Michigan?
posted by Evilspork at 3:54 PM on May 3, 2011


Whoops, I was thinking of the other side of the river. Block away it is.
posted by Evilspork at 4:04 PM on May 3, 2011


Wait, there's a parking lot? For the Goat? Why didn't I know about this? (Or is this a parking lot as in the pay-a-gazillion-dollars-to-park-here buildings they have on every corner?)
posted by phunniemee at 4:17 PM on May 3, 2011


I missed last month so I'm going to have to cheezborger twice as hard this time around.
posted by Zaximus at 9:09 PM on May 3, 2011


The pay-a-gazillion-dollars-to-park-here variety, a block east.
posted by Evilspork at 9:33 PM on May 3, 2011


I'm like the Great Pumpkin of this shit. Will this be one of the times I appear?

(NB: Please do not attempt to grow pumpkins in the Goat because you think it will summon me.)
posted by sparkletone at 6:29 AM on May 4, 2011


booknerd: just bring whatever outside food you want into the Goat. That's what I always do. They don't care.
posted by Windigo at 7:00 AM on May 4, 2011


And as always, I will be at the Goat on the early 5:00 side.
posted by Windigo at 7:01 AM on May 4, 2011


Goat!
posted by Windigo at 7:01 AM on May 4, 2011


Goat!!!!!
posted by Windigo at 7:02 AM on May 4, 2011


GGOOATTTTTT!!!!

(OK, I lied. It's a cat)
posted by Windigo at 7:06 AM on May 4, 2011


It is 9:19am and I am already ready for some tiny beers, thanks to trying to print a spreadsheet sent to me on legal size paper. I am trying not to turn all HULK SMASH at work, but I did just crumple up one of the failed printings and throw it at my computer.
posted by misskaz at 7:21 AM on May 4, 2011


Are you wearing your new shoes though?
posted by Windigo at 7:27 AM on May 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Adam, you must be there. And you owe me a beer because I have one in my bag for you.

Windifinch, I also have something in my bag for you!

And the weather is beautiful :-)
posted by betty botter at 8:17 AM on May 4, 2011


I did wear my new shoes to work today! I had to change into heels once I got to the office but I will be wearing my crazy Japanese sneakers at the Goat!
posted by misskaz at 8:54 AM on May 4, 2011


I'm in a suit. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with everyone seeing me as the financial hotshot that I am.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:05 AM on May 4, 2011


Oh good. Looks like a nice list of attendees. I'll just be wearing something slightly more presentable than the pjs I wear on work from home Wednesdays.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:08 AM on May 4, 2011


shakes, I wore a suit to a meetup and I felt more comfortable there than I did earlier at work.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:18 AM on May 4, 2011


Oh, I guess I should put clothes on then? Didn't know y'all were gonna be prudes about it.
posted by Evilspork at 9:21 AM on May 4, 2011


I DIDN'T have court today, so I'm NOT in a suit. Hooray for bright gold flats and comfy dress pants and not-blouse shirts!
posted by betty botter at 9:22 AM on May 4, 2011


I'm not wearing a tie, though, because this displays my DEVIL MAY CARE 'tude. I'm like a Bret Easton Ellis character.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:30 AM on May 4, 2011


I really should have ridden my bike today, but after my cold, windy rides home yesterday and Monday, I was scared. Now I am filled with regret.
posted by booknerd at 9:46 AM on May 4, 2011


Goat, Goat, Goatitty Goat, a-Goat-a
Goat Goat Goat, Goatitty Goat, a-Goat-a
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:39 AM on May 4, 2011


Oh, clothes. This morning, as I saw my reflection in a shop window on my way to work, I thought, "Wow, I'm kind of dressed like a crazy person today."

I haven't done dry cleaning in a while and coming up with outfits that do not violate the letter of the dress code (but probably violate the spirit of it) has not been easy. I also try not to wear the same outfit more than once every two weeks. Thus today's purple and green outfit/monstrosity.
posted by misskaz at 10:42 AM on May 4, 2011


Hey, remember that super annoying girl who used to come and bring tortas and talk loudly about blow jobs? Yeah, I guess she isn't actually dead, and if you want her to bring you a fucking torta you should probably read this comment. Though I'll add that you can also Twitter-me-up at @lorenacupcake because that's where I spend all the time I'm not on Mefi, now.
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:03 AM on May 4, 2011


you should probably read this comment.

All I got out of this is that I should give you the stinkeye, but the fragrant bouquet emanating from my eyeballs is the furthest thing from "stink."

It's a weird, sad mutant power to have, but it's what I've got to work with.
posted by sparkletone at 11:15 AM on May 4, 2011


And the light of a fading Goat
Is what you were, if you were a moat.
Like the glow that christens a slug
You cursed the Cubs, you cursed the Cubs.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:16 PM on May 4, 2011


Sadly, my class wasn't canceled - so I'm not sure I can go. If someone would post post-Goat activities, that would be swell.
posted by crankyrogalsky at 12:28 PM on May 4, 2011


♫ I've got a goat on a string-
sittin' on a bigger goat,
got the string around my finger...
posted by Iridic at 12:36 PM on May 4, 2011


I got a pocket, got a pocket full o' Spiffy,
I got a beer, and I know that it's tiny
Oh...ooOOoo.

This day is going so slowly.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:51 PM on May 4, 2011


Goats rule everything about this
G.R.E.A.T.
Get the burgers
Tiny tiny beers y'all
posted by shakespeherian at 12:56 PM on May 4, 2011


I mspainted a goat sacrifice a while back to wish my boyfriend luck with something. This is that goat. (This time he's being sacrificed to ensure a great meetup.)
posted by phunniemee at 1:16 PM on May 4, 2011


I would like to humbly request that I be given back the Bevos' pocketfull of myself.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:26 PM on May 4, 2011


I'll consider it. What would I get out of this?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:04 PM on May 4, 2011


I too would like to know about post-Goat posts.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:14 PM on May 4, 2011


I'm in the Goat. Usual spot, reading Game of Thrones.
posted by betty botter at 2:54 PM on May 4, 2011


On my way. There in 10-15.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:43 PM on May 4, 2011


Why am I still at work? There are no tiny beers here!
posted by Zaximus at 4:29 PM on May 4, 2011


Ich bin noch beim Deutschsprachkurs. I get out at 8pm, so keep things hot for me.
posted by LMGM at 5:13 PM on May 4, 2011


Woah. Early early night folks.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:10 PM on May 4, 2011


It's over? :( We're only halfway through our show.
posted by youngergirl44 at 7:28 PM on May 4, 2011


Now it's over. I mourn Osama bun Ladin.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:55 PM on May 4, 2011


Ya srsly. Strangely enough, it wasn't the grossly offensive food sculpture likeness of OBL that killed it, but some good ol' fashioned Godwin. Yay us.

ALSO: interim Pizza meetup on May 20th at Pequod's. Quick, somebody create the event!
posted by LMGM at 8:03 PM on May 4, 2011


OMG. I made it to a meetup.

I pointed out to eamon that I only seem to see him at his beard's solstices. Hopefully I can break that trend!
posted by sparkletone at 8:16 PM on May 4, 2011


Done.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 8:18 PM on May 4, 2011


BY THE WAY DID ANYONE MENTION HITLER

BECAUSE: HITLER
posted by shakespeherian at 8:30 PM on May 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I had to take off early because my back was giving me trouble. It was great meeting all of you, though!
posted by Evilspork at 8:35 PM on May 4, 2011


Evilspork, I don't think I met you. Hi! I'm Jen!

Candy Corn Separates
video. Whaaaat!
posted by phunniemee at 8:58 PM on May 4, 2011


Whaaaaaaat
posted by shakespeherian at 9:01 PM on May 4, 2011


Shakey, just for that, imma spouse you. Imma spouse you GOOD.
posted by LMGM at 10:24 PM on May 4, 2011


Omigod you guys I got up so early it is stupid.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:24 AM on May 5, 2011


You call that early?
posted by eriko at 4:43 AM on May 5, 2011


I call that early. Get back to bed!
posted by LMGM at 5:49 AM on May 5, 2011


I learned last night I hate Wordpress. What's wrong with an old-school HTML index file?
posted by Windigo at 6:44 AM on May 5, 2011




BevosAngryGhost needs to send you Osama Bun Laden 2.0. Complete with gunshot wound and ketchup blood action. We are terrible people.
posted by phunniemee at 7:37 AM on May 5, 2011


Osama Bun Laden 2.0 -- after the raid

His burial at sea...

...and proper shrouding.

Yeah, we're definitely horrible people. This is not our finest hour.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 8:30 AM on May 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


You call that early?

I POSTED THAT FROM THE TRAIN

I'D BEEN UP FOR TWO HOURS AT THAT POINT

I'M NOT SURE WHY I'M YELLING
posted by shakespeherian at 9:35 AM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


CONSTANT YELLING IS AN EXCELLENT WORKOUT
posted by Evilspork at 10:42 AM on May 5, 2011


Algis Budrys! That was the name I couldn't remember.
posted by Iridic at 12:08 PM on May 5, 2011


I miss chicago.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:10 AM on May 12, 2011



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