fun fun. December 6, 2007 7:58 PM   Subscribe

Conversational IQ test in Austin?

So, who wants to meetup to watch that show about that thing next week? If you don't want to click, that's Dec 12th.

Also: Where, exactly?

sorry if that conflicts with your ron paul meetup.
posted by Pants! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:58 PM (47 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Que??
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 8:47 PM on December 6, 2007


This meetup will never take off.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:49 PM on December 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


probably not.
posted by Pants! at 8:54 PM on December 6, 2007


I'll fly to Austin for the meetup, but my plane will be taking off from a conveyor belt. Will I make it to the meetup?
posted by The World Famous at 8:57 PM on December 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm lazy and don't want to see this die just yet, so instead of looking it up for myself I'll ask, when on Dec. 12 is the show on?
posted by tepidmonkey at 8:59 PM on December 6, 2007


So it looks like it's at 8PM.
posted by Pants! at 9:10 PM on December 6, 2007


If you can get the venue changed to somewhere in Kabul I'm totally there.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:45 PM on December 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


You used my jokey little comment in your phrasing, so I'm obligated to be there in spirit.
posted by empyrean at 12:29 AM on December 7, 2007


Last time I agreed to come to one of these I got slammed for work the day before it was scheduled. Wound up missing half of Maker Faire to do some silly spinal surgeon show. So instead of saying I am available, I will make others aware of my interest in an Austin meetup.
posted by Faux Real at 12:32 AM on December 7, 2007


At the Maker Faire meetup, I was the only Austinite; the two other people there were from out of town. Those two were awesome, but I was disappointed at the lack of Austin representation. Leave your houses, people! It's not even cold out!

I'm game for a Mythbusters-watching meetup, but I don't know what sort of place has a TV and is willing to let us watch the Discovery Channel. How does the etiquette work wrt what gets watched at bars? Are we going to piss off some sports fans? Will they beat us up? Tune in at 9 / 8 central!

Seriously, I have no idea where we'd do this. Anyone have ideas?
posted by bluishorange at 6:30 AM on December 7, 2007


How does the etiquette work wrt what gets watched at bars?

It goes something like this:

You: There is a documentary on the Discovery Channel network this evening on the question of whether a plane can take off from a giant conveyor belt and the scientific principles thereby demonstrated. Now this starts at 8:00 and goes on for approximately three-quarters of an hour.
Barkeep: I'm sorry, are you talking to me?
You: Indeed I am. Yes, now, is it possible for me to reserve the Discovery Channel for the duration of this televisual feast?
Barkeep: Why don't you talk properly?
posted by otio at 7:26 AM on December 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I can't think of a bar with a TV where you can actually hear what the sound coming out of the TV.
posted by 23skidoo at 2:36 PM on December 7, 2007


While I can't make this, I'm interested in Austin meetups.
posted by fnord at 2:42 PM on December 7, 2007


While I can't make this, I'm interested in Austin meetups.

What he said.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:33 PM on December 7, 2007


You mean you can.. leave the internet? There's another world out there with something more than porn and conspiracy theories? I find the implication of such a "meetup" rather hard to acknowledge.
posted by polyhedron at 10:29 PM on December 7, 2007


Shame this title wasn't more descriptive. We could have gotten into the argument again. I missed the last one because I was on vacation, and I haven't had my fill this month of being called a Barcalounger pilot. :)

I'm REALLY looking forward to this show; watching that plane fly will be highly entertaining. :)
posted by Malor at 4:42 AM on December 8, 2007


I have to leave for a bit, but I bet the Jackalope would play this. More speculation later.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:15 AM on December 8, 2007


So as I was saying -- the Jackalope plays a lot of Discovery and History channel stuff on one TV, and they keep the closed captioning on. If our group does not consist of a high percentage of douchebags, and we drink well and tip well, this could be a good location.

[Disclaimer: We are regular 'Lopers.]
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:40 AM on December 8, 2007


Do you know them well enough to confirm, or shall I give them a ring?
posted by Pants! at 11:42 AM on December 8, 2007


Y'all got room for a vacationing Okie at this shindig?
posted by ormondsacker at 1:07 PM on December 8, 2007


Sounds like fun! I'll come out.
posted by donajo at 1:31 PM on December 8, 2007


Yes - the more the merrier. Once we nail down a location I'll mefimail everyone and update the thread.
posted by Pants! at 6:56 PM on December 8, 2007


I'll show up if I can get to it by bus, so anywhere around campus or downtown preferred.
posted by lychee at 11:14 PM on December 9, 2007


Okay, it seems like they don't answer the phone at Jackalope, so let's assume, based on our Jackalope regular's expertise, that we can use a TV.
posted by Pants! at 5:06 PM on December 11, 2007


I had figured this meetup to be a bust, so now I can't stay too long, but I can still go. What time should we meet there? 7:30? The show starts at 8, right?
posted by bluishorange at 9:05 PM on December 11, 2007


Cool - I'll try to make it!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 9:43 PM on December 11, 2007


Ooh, also, it's buy-one-get-one-free burger night at Jackalope, and they have awesome burgers. So come hungry, if you're so inclined. (But order as soon as you get there, 'cause they're slow.) And the waffle fries are gooood.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:52 AM on December 12, 2007


Now I am getting really nervous about the TV situation. They aren't a place where "the game" is always on or anything, but there's nothing big going on tonight, is there?
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:52 AM on December 12, 2007


They do have a lot of TVs, though. And now I will stop all this ridiculous posting nonsense.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:59 AM on December 12, 2007


If you tip most any Bartender 20 bucks they will let you watch whatever you want.

I asked my bartender and he said "20 bucks"
posted by Megafly at 11:22 AM on December 12, 2007


Please let this happen.
posted by Faux Real at 11:42 AM on December 12, 2007


Can't go. Bummerfuckerola.

I suppose this is going to count as an Austin meetup, and so there won't be another one for another 20 years, hey?
posted by dirtdirt at 12:43 PM on December 12, 2007


I was planning to organize one in January.
posted by bluishorange at 12:53 PM on December 12, 2007


I was planning to organize one in January.

Oh good. Because I have to spend tonight Christmas shopping.
posted by 23skidoo at 3:17 PM on December 12, 2007


Damn you asavage. WHERE WAS THE CONVEYER BELT?
posted by Pants! at 9:12 PM on December 12, 2007


It is official; there is no cabal in Austin.

But at least I have my fists.

Fun time all, hope to repeat soon.
posted by Faux Real at 9:23 PM on December 12, 2007


Fun fun, indeed.
posted by donajo at 9:53 PM on December 12, 2007


Pictures, uploaded in lieu of going to bed on time.
posted by bluishorange at 10:05 PM on December 12, 2007


awesome, thanks bluish. Ron Paul gets all the endorsements.

i need a haircut
posted by Pants! at 10:09 PM on December 12, 2007


Flickr says: (bluishorange is the only person who has used "donajo" as a tag.)

Clearly, I need to go to more meet-ups.
posted by donajo at 10:13 PM on December 12, 2007


Thanks, bluishorange!

I had so much fun. :] Maybe too much, from the way my head hurts this morning. So... tired...
posted by fiercecupcake at 5:45 AM on December 13, 2007


It looks like it is now supposed to air on Jan 30. I feel like Lucy pulled the football away.
posted by Pants! at 4:14 PM on December 13, 2007


You know what that means...
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:34 PM on December 13, 2007


Yes. Yes I do.
posted by Pants! at 6:37 PM on December 13, 2007


Here's hoping another one comes together in January, when I'll finally be relocated.
posted by Roman Graves at 2:25 AM on December 15, 2007


I missed out on this. :( Had no idea, even.
posted by kaseijin at 7:01 AM on December 21, 2007


Well you can come next time then.
posted by Pants! at 9:13 PM on December 21, 2007


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