Vrakatar @ 40
posted January 5, 2012 9:29 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 14 at 4:00 PM, Barcade
388 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
My old man is turning 40! Help him relive his youth in the nascent days of video gaming with Saturday afternoon of Centipede, Arkanoid, Asteroids, Galaga, and Frogger at Barcade!
388 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - between Ainslie Street and Powers Street
L to Lorimer Street; G to Metropolitan Avenue
posted by feistycakes to Meetup (35 comments total)

Mark your calendars!
Save the date!
Hear ye hear ye!
posted by feistycakes at 9:30 PM on January 5, 2012


My attendance will probably depend on how the Jersey City meetup earlier in the day goes. Or I might not attend either! So there!
posted by Eideteker at 6:14 AM on January 6, 2012


I'm definitely going to the JC Indian food meetup, so my attendance will depend on whether I end up in a food coma afterwards.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:58 AM on January 6, 2012


Is Barcade still choked to the brim on Saturday nights? I used to live down the block and you could barely move in there past 10 PM.
posted by griphus at 7:36 AM on January 6, 2012


Yeah, I really want to attend this, and probably will, but have to agree with Griphus that Barcade is a cold uncomfortable and loud hipster zoo on a Saturday night. It's hard to get the schmoopy going in there.
posted by Skygazer at 8:31 AM on January 6, 2012


This is at 4 PM, yes? Shouldn't be too bad then, and a pleasant mid-afternoon beer sounds nice. I am a maybe-bordering-on-yes.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:58 AM on January 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also worth noting that if it should get too crowded after a certain time, we can always adjourn to the pleasant little dead-zone of Redd's around the corner, where there's Skee-Ball and darts.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:59 AM on January 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm out of town until the end of the month....have a good one, vrakatar!
posted by brujita at 5:26 PM on January 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


It should be good in the afternoon. I'm a tentative yes because the baby has started with some New! Amazing! Sleeping! Tricks! so Saturday might be reserved for sleeping. Hope not, though, this is a pretty special occasion!
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:06 PM on January 6, 2012


Crap. I saw 8:00 PM somehow. 4:00 might be problematic for me vis a vis toddler playdate.

Which in some ways is exactly like a Mefi Meet-up without booze, of course...although sometimes I spike the apple juice for fun.
posted by Skygazer at 9:14 AM on January 7, 2012


Who wants to two-player Smash-TV with me?
posted by fuq at 4:17 AM on January 9, 2012


We are thinking 4ish to 9ish to avoid the crowd and let people with kids or other parties later to get in and be seen. A pal'o mine is having a party that night, so people who can't make it can come party with us there later. Also, I just realizied the Pats/Tebow game is at 8 that night, so I might lead an away team from THAT party to a nearby sportsy bar to see it, if it isn't on somewhere.

The second, later party is in Astoria.
posted by vrakatar at 12:23 PM on January 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Okay, I got back from a mini ski trip earlier today and the plan is evolving, however it is still a three part plan. Barcade, then here at our place, then the Astoria party. My attorney is running a marathon in South Carolina (no he is not Ric Flair) that day and his plane lands at JFK at 8 or 9. So we come back here and watch the pats game, let the counselor grab a rinse, eat cake, then go to the late night party.

Special bonus for anyone who will load this on their handheld and help me use it as entrance music to the late night party.
posted by vrakatar at 10:00 PM on January 9, 2012


fuq: if I make it, I'm absolutely in on that Smash-TV.
posted by gregoryg at 11:12 AM on January 10, 2012


I don't remember that game. How did it go?
posted by vrakatar at 1:18 PM on January 10, 2012


"I'll buy that for a dollar!"
posted by Eideteker at 6:03 AM on January 11, 2012


I may have to rethink using Sabu's music. It is not the kind of tune this guy would use.
posted by vrakatar at 10:27 PM on January 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't remember that game. How did it go?

"BIG MONEY BIG PRIZES!" [bikini girls]

[shoots wave after wave of dudes]

[keeps shooting dude]

[tons more dudes show up and they, too, are shot.]

[Massive mutant shows up, is shot repeatedly until it looks like a giant ground beef.]

[puts on sunglasses]

That's how it goes!
posted by fuq at 9:11 PM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


So it was like Robotron?
posted by vrakatar at 9:41 PM on January 12, 2012


So it was like Robotron?


Yes.
posted by fuq at 7:32 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


EAT THEM UP YUM YUM
posted by feistycakes at 10:08 AM on January 13, 2012


So here's the latest schedule for the 3 stage party:

Stage one, Barcade as above, though we will probably leave at 8 to intercept my lawyer.

Stage two, back here in Woodside for the Pats/Broncs game, drinks, pumpkin buttersctoch fudge and my lawyer in a towel. 9pm to about 11pm.

Stage 3, a house party in Astoria with the younger set. Like, 20 years younger. But they are good kids.

So, I do not expect anyone to endure all 3 stages. MeFimail me for locations of stages 2 and 3 by, say, 2:30 tomorrow afternoon if you want to see what that is all about. Though I have a handheld now so one could ping me later than that, and get the locations. Stage 3 goers can rally here or get the location twixt 9-11 pm as I'll be here and fire up this machine.

There I overthought every bean I could.
posted by vrakatar at 7:06 PM on January 13, 2012


metafilter irl: pumpkin buttersctoch fudge and my lawyer in a towel
posted by Greg Nog at 6:25 AM on January 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Heading over there soon, I'll be wearing a gray t-shirt with my name written on it IN BLOOD.
posted by vrakatar at 12:21 PM on January 14, 2012


Kkokkodalk and I are here, snagged the table by Satan's Hollow.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:51 PM on January 14, 2012


my name written on it IN BLOOD.

Good way to set the tone for the evening. A++
posted by Skygazer at 12:51 PM on January 14, 2012


Here early with oh yeah! at the table by Satan's Hollow.
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:53 PM on January 14, 2012


As you can tell we're being total Internet nerds on our smartphones.
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:54 PM on January 14, 2012


For fuq and other Smash Tv fans, from the great Paul Robertson: NSFWSmash TVNSFW
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:59 PM on January 14, 2012


How late are y'all staying? Thinking about heading over...
posted by defenestration at 1:50 PM on January 14, 2012


Vraktar says he'll be here til 8pm, defenestration.
posted by oh yeah! at 1:52 PM on January 14, 2012


Whoa.

Mefi meet-up. Billboard collapse on the BQE.

Coincidence?

I think not.

Guys, please, don't destroy the whole neighborhood. People have to live here, ya know?
posted by Skygazer at 2:00 PM on January 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for checking, oh yeah!
posted by defenestration at 2:07 PM on January 14, 2012


Defenestration and I at St. Vitus bar, Greenpoint. Banging heads to the Satanic Metaaaaaal in honor of Vraketaer. Owwwwww!
posted by Skygazer at 8:17 PM on January 14, 2012


We got back here and it was 14-0 Pats then I got the chills and it was 41-7 Pats and I went into flu-mode. We never made it to the third party, at all. Sorry Gazer and Fuq and anyone else who was perhaps on board for that. The 40, it is felling.

Thanks for coming out everyone. Next year I'll try to make it a ski-weekend minifest, bring your own painpills!
posted by vrakatar at 9:40 AM on January 15, 2012



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