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Last reminder! We’ll be meeting tomorrow afternoon at Fool’s Gold, 145 E. Houston St., at 3pm. It should not be hard to find us.

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  • ThrottleJockey

    Just remember this: Please no one wear black face! Defense counsel doesn’t work Saturdays!

    • Ronan

      ..and if you all insist on gossiping about those of us that aren’t there, please take notes.
      Also, if any of you “hook up”, the naming of any future child should be crowdsourced.

      • brad

        For the sake of any wimmins who do come I hope no one has any great hopes of that. Let’s just be awkward and over-intellectualize together, and laugh at Slothrop and Ghostship.

        • Ronan

          I don’t really think lgm meetups function as an alternative to tinder any more than tj expects it to degenerate into a minstrel show .. ; )

          • ThrottleJockey

            +1 brotha and Happy New Year to you!

            How was your NYE? How is your diet going?

            • Ronan

              Happy New year to you too. Hope all is well in the windy city, and not too windy .
              The diet didn’t survive December, tbh, but I’m back on salads as of Tuesday, so all’s good. I feel the health flowing back into me

        • econoclast

          The meetup is just going to be Slothrop and Ghostship. And 20 Russian intelligence operatives claiming to be “lurkers”.

      • N__B

        Also, if any of you “hook up”, the naming of any future child should be crowdsourced.

        Loomis is quite dreamy. If he offers to throw a leg over me, I may not be able to resist.

        • Ronan

          “You had me at capital mobility will destroy the global proletariat “

          • Dennis Orphen

            It’s not how long you talk; it’s what you put in it.

            -Don Julian

            • ThrottleJockey

              Isn’t that a James Brown line?

              • Dennis Orphen

                You might be confusing it with ‘Talking loud and saying nothing’.

                It’s from the song Shorty the Pimp by Don Julian and the Larks (later repurposed by Too Short).

                • ThrottleJockey

                  Yeah? That tells you how much I suck at funk. I know it from Too Short. Always thought that was James Brown!

      • Dennis Orphen

        Also, if any of you “hook up”, the naming of any future child should be crowdsourced.

        ‘Crowdsourced’

        Is that a Welsh name?

        • N__B

          Too many non-W vowels.

    • Dennis Orphen
  • Matty

    There ever been a Chicago LGM meetup, and any interest in the same?

  • vic rattlehead

    I could of course hop on the B train but y’all kind of intimidate me. I think I’ll hide behind my keyboard.

    • Dennis Orphen

      False choice. Do both. Go and hide behind your keyboard at the bar.

    • jim, some guy in iowa

      o hell, go and have a good time. I’d try if it wasn’t a couple of time zones away in the wintertime

    • nixnutz

      There’s no B train on Saturdays, I call Macedonian troll farm.

      • vic rattlehead

        Well hey I guess I’m a bad New Yorker. I take the 1/2/3 99% of the time and am mostly unfamiliar with all the rest. I just looked on google maps and it told me to take the B train, guess I forgot to set it to Saturday.

    • Hogan

      I hope you go. The bear is as lovely as the day is long. On a very long day indeed.

    • econoclast

      No problem. Location of meetup moved to rattlehead’s house, everybody!

  • You bastards couldn’t do this next week when I’ll actually be in New York? And I had all my expertly conversational defenses of ketchup ready to go…

  • sam

    Didn’t realize this was going on but I’ll try to head down if I haven’t frozen to death – I’ve got my first outdoor street photography class until 2:30.

  • BartletForGallifrey

    A high of 26 tomorrow? I’ll be there in spirit.

    • N__B

      It will, one assumes, be warmer in the bar.

      • BartletForGallifrey

        Apartment to subway. Time spent standing on platform for transfer. Subway to bar. Same in reverse. I’m literally already frozen to death.

        • N__B

          I’m planning on walking up from my office on Broad Street. It’ll be brisk and invigorating.

  • Jordan

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who pronounce it like “houseton”, who are evil new yorkers; those who pronounce it “hewston” like boring people; and those who pronounce it like “eweston” like people who live there.

    • brad

      I have lived half a block from Houston. It’s the first because that’s how the family name it’s taken from is pronounced. Kinda relevant.

      The street’s name is pronounced “HOW-stən”, unlike the city of Houston in Texas, which is pronounced “HYOO-stən”. This is because the street was named for William Houstoun, whereas the city was named for Sam Houston.[2]

  • Captain Tuttle

    I’m not a commenter, but I’m a drunkard reader and I’ll be there soon.

  • N__B

    The problem with being a semi-responsible semi-adult: I had to leave early to take care of Mini__B.

    Farley is less heavily armed than one might expect.

  • Helena Handbasket

    Thank you, Rob, Katy and fellow commenters/occasional commenters/lurkers, for organizing and showing up for this warm ‘n’ jolly meatspace encounter, despite the awful weather. So nice to have a chance to chat, yell, drink and shake hands with people I had formerly only known by their blognames.

    And just to show y’all that no good deed goes unpunished, I’ve now made a New Year’s resolution to start commenting more often.

  • brad

    That was fun. I hope it does happen again in better weather.

  • jafd

    Salutations, gentlefolk !

    Set out Friday afternoon, was going to hit some art supply shops of Manhattan on way to NY Military Affairs Symposium (nymas.org). Made wrong turn after leaving PATH 23rdSt station, four blocks out of way before realizing, said ‘feh, forget it’.

    Made it to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club for meeting. Found I was not nearly the oldest there, and crowd was familiar – “Didn’t I see you at the Simulations Publications, Inc. playtest sessions, way way back when?”

    Dr. Farley gave a good talk, mostly recapitulating what he said in _Grounded_. As some members of NYMAS “have strong opinions on one side or the other of many military affairs topics” (I’m trying to think of more succinct euphemism…), discussion wandered a bit. Talked with him a bit afterwards.

    Saturday, left about noon, north wind and snow but not too much trouble getting to Newark Penn. Getting around Manhattan thru slush, tho, was a pain, didn’t fall but came close. Had gotten some good brushes at a good price at last trip to Jerry’s Palette Shop, found “Sorry, we don’t carry those any more…”. And everybody was out of Flow-Aid. Frustrating.

    Made my way to Fools’ Gold tavern, meetup of contributors and readers of LGM. Folks who are said to be smart and witty and well-spoken and good-looking, enjoyed meeting them, but background music and noise, unfortunately at high level, made it difficult for me to confirm the first three of these qualities. (A life of dissipation has made it hard for me to hear conversations above background noise.)

    Hope you had good weekend, are keeping warm.

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