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January 20, 2009 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Los Angeles Meetup: I say it's time for another, don't you?

I don't know when and I don't know where (though miss lynnster did express amusement at the taxidermic skunks that spray steam from their asses at Stinkers). And klangklangston will surely pop in to rant about driving east of La Brea. But hopefully we can figure our shit out in this thread before we all space out and forget about it!
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:47 PM (118 comments total)

Can I be the first (and possibly the only one) to suggest downtown? Coz that's what I do on L.A meetup threads...
posted by ob at 4:55 PM on January 20, 2009


I agree. Any chance of doing it this week?
posted by The World Famous at 4:56 PM on January 20, 2009


Downtown downtown! Wurstküche!
posted by thedaniel at 5:05 PM on January 20, 2009


I'm ready.
posted by carsonb at 5:09 PM on January 20, 2009


Wurstküche sounds good....been meaning to check that out, if only to satisfy my love for umlauts.

And weiners.
posted by dhammond at 6:08 PM on January 20, 2009


Can I just lurk without participating?

Anything to promote the bayareacansuckit tag.
posted by univac at 7:02 PM on January 20, 2009


I might be able to make it. I'll be staying near 3rd and La Brea, I have no idea about the lay out of LA, but it looks like Wurstkuche might be doable. The only thing I ask for is a sighting of SamRo/Lohan when I am in LA. If this meetup could provide that it would be two birds with one stone.
posted by geoff. at 7:26 PM on January 20, 2009


La Brea? It is literally like being skinned and boiled in carbolic acid to venture east of Robertson.

No, seriously, my problem is more when folks are like, Let's meet up in Boyle Heights at 5pm on Wednesday! It's the combination of long drive, late work, early mornings and fear of DUIs that limit my participation. Well, that and the schadenfreude of seeing LA meetup threads where only the organizers show up. It helps balance out the pain of nearly ever adolescent birthday party I had where I was that lonely kid in the cone-shaped hat.

I'd suggest the Daily Pint again, with maybe food from the pizzeria a couple doors down (though I haven't tried their slices), but that's west of me. Scotchy scotch scotch though.

Or maybe have Annette come up with a place around Santa Monica and Fairfax?

I guess it comes down to what y'all want to do as a group. Eat? Drink? Mini-golf? Strip club?
posted by klangklangston at 7:32 PM on January 20, 2009


There're also a couple of art fairs this weekend, so lots of openings (in Culver, Santa Monica and Downtown).
posted by klangklangston at 7:39 PM on January 20, 2009


I can only imagine a Metafilter meetup at the strip club going poorly when the requisite heated debate over the moral, social, political, economic, and academic implications of having the Metafilter meetup at the strip club annoys all the strippers to no end.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 7:46 PM on January 20, 2009


Wurstküche is FANTASTIC. Great food, great beer. Except that I can't make it Friday or Saturday (festivities at the museum for the opening of the show I've been working on).
posted by scody at 8:25 PM on January 20, 2009


I can only imagine a Metafilter meetup at the strip club going poorly when the requisite heated debate over the moral, social, political, economic, and academic implications of having the Metafilter meetup at the strip club annoys all the strippers to no end.

Nah. Jessamyn and I had a great time.
posted by scody at 8:28 PM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, I hate to be seen in public with mandyman, but I GUESS I'll make an appearance. I am intrigued by this Wurstküche place.
posted by speicus at 8:43 PM on January 20, 2009


That list of beers certainly makes Wurstküche look inviting.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:49 PM on January 20, 2009


"Nah. Jessamyn and I had a great time.

How were the tips?

(What's this opening you're talking about?)
posted by klangklangston at 8:50 PM on January 20, 2009


Yeah, and that they have vegetarian sausages. That's a big plus.
posted by klangklangston at 8:57 PM on January 20, 2009


Bookhouse and I are in. We have no strong opinions about the location.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:18 PM on January 20, 2009


So.... I guess I don't get to complain that I don't like beer or sausage until I come up with an alternative?
posted by Space Kitty at 9:26 PM on January 20, 2009


They also have Belgian fries, Space Kitty. If you also don't like fries, I don't know what to tell you.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:39 PM on January 20, 2009


And pear cider on tap.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:59 PM on January 20, 2009


Their beer list is rather impressive. Any time you can find Kölsch on tap outside of Germany is a time to celebrate.
posted by dhammond at 10:22 PM on January 20, 2009


I would LOVE Thursdays, and I can make Wednesdays reeeeeally late (after 10) what with my classes at USC right around the corner. If we do either of those days, one thing I would really find convenient would be a floor to crash on, because I'll be flying solo. My Saturdays are pretty heavily booked for the next motherfucking month and this Friday is also out.

Does anybody like karaoke in Koreatown? For next time, maybe? I would also really like a museum field trip! I haven't really done any LA museums yet. Also I want to go see the Magna Carta in Simi if any of you want to go with or make a day of that or whatever. Also I'm planning a badminton tournament. And a game of Diplomacy. In person. Old school dorkout.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:34 PM on January 20, 2009


Yes. To all of the above.
posted by carsonb at 10:38 PM on January 20, 2009


How were the tips?

Not bad! Hers were probably a little better than mine, what with the sexy librarian thing she's got going on.

(What's this opening you're talking about?)

The exhibition I've been working on officially opens on Sunday (the book I was complaining about editing for the better part of the past year is available here), with events on Friday and Saturday night.


Space Kitty: the fries at Wurstküche are indeed wunderbar, with your choice of all sorts of yummy sauces.

Anyone want to propose a date? I realize that it's probably a pain in the ass to take Friday and Saturday out of the equation, so if either of those really work best for everyone, have fun you bastards. Otherwise, I'd be up for any time next week.

I would also really like a museum field trip! I haven't really done any LA museums yet.

I'm happy to act as unofficial tour guide at LACMA one weekend (though not this one). I'll even buy everyone's coffee in the cafe with my discount.
posted by scody at 10:40 PM on January 20, 2009


Wow, I'm also impressed with that place's selection of non-alcoholic beverages. I thought that cucumber soda would be my eventual contribution to the world, but no, there it is.

Thursday nights are no-go for me, but any other time is kosher.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:43 PM on January 20, 2009


scody, name a Sunday and contraption and I and maybe our noob housemate Is This Thing On? and whoever else will be there with bells on! We can do brunch perhaps! The first? The eighth? I'm very excited!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:48 PM on January 20, 2009


A LACMA field trip sounds delightful. I've been meaning to go since I got here. I could do the 1st, but not the 8th if it works for you guys.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 11:04 PM on January 20, 2009


Here's a vote for a Thursday soon for the wiener meetup and any day other than Sunday 2/1 for LACMA. No, not because the Cardinals are actually in the Superbowl... I'm going to Disneyland!
posted by carsonb at 11:22 PM on January 20, 2009


There is actually a chance I may attend, as I am being dragged back to the San Fernando Valley before the end of the month by an aging father with a broken leg. Considering that crotchety old dude (without physical impairment) was one of the reasons I moved to SLOtown in the first place, and I am already already dealing with my own infirmities, I will probably be in desperate need of MetaMoralSupport - more motivated to attend than the last time I said "maybe", but mess mobile. Wurstküche sounds like the bestküche, but how's the parking situation? If I have to hobble more than 50-60 yards, I will become one of those guys passed out on 3rd Street... I will consider a ride with any generous soul who is not notorious as the Last to Leave a Meetup.

Set a date based on the rest of youze guyz's schedule (the crotchety old dude's discharge from the hospital is not yet set), and I'll see if I can plan A BIG ENTRANCE.
posted by wendell at 12:39 AM on January 21, 2009


Scody, why "Germanys" and not "Germanies"?

Idle curiosity is the impulse for this lame enquiry.
posted by Wolof at 1:32 AM on January 21, 2009


Does anybody like karaoke in Koreatown?

Ktown is my haunt. Karaoke is my thing. That would be very fun. SOJU FROM PLASTIC CUPS TILL 4AM! If you don't believe me, [citation]
posted by thedaniel at 1:55 AM on January 21, 2009


I can't make this Thursday! Please any other day? (next Thursday is fine)
posted by speicus at 2:24 AM on January 21, 2009


So, I am totally up for a LACMA field trip. Likewise Karaoke (although I have a long standing K-Town Karaoke plan with a friend and if these two are within a week of each other then I'll have to pass as I can't do too much Karaoke). I'm also very much up for beer and sausages.

Lastly, as we're throwing out ideas -Klangklangston didn't you have a plan to go to The Smell sometime? It sounded like fun...
posted by ob at 8:12 AM on January 21, 2009


why "Germanys" and not "Germanies"?

Because the rule about changing "y" to "ie" before an "s" to make the plural doesn't apply to proper nouns. (And yep, not everyone follows this rule; it actually took us a few months of arguing -- and quoting of style guides, photocopying of articles from the New York Times, etc. -- to get all the authors to agree with us on this score. Such is the thrilling life of an editor!) The example I used was when I get together with my family, we're a room full of Codys, not a room full of Codies. But if we've each brought a puppy with us, we've got a lot of puppies.


February 8 is good for me for a LACMA shindig.

Next Thursday is also fine for Wurstküche for me, f that works for enough other folks (The World Famous, is next week bad for you?). Street parking for Wurstküche was a little sticky when I was there a month or so ago, but that could be because it was a Saturday night, so it may be better on a Thursday. The area is a former warehouse district that's now primarily condos/art galleries/restaurants.
posted by scody at 8:35 AM on January 21, 2009


Next Thursday, like the 22nd, tomorrow? Can't do it. NEXT Thursday, like the 29th, I could do because I get every other Friday off in exchange for working these shitty hours (8:30 to 5:50). I doubt Amy could make it, which would be a shame, unless I cajoled her a bit to fuck with her schedule.

I'm always up for LACMA because my mother went back to art school while I was an adolescent, so I got to go to all of her museum field trips and thus am nearly always up for seeing art (though I do warn people that I can be kinda brusque regarding the wandering).

When's LACMA's free night again? Didn't they just change it to make it harder for the plebes to see great art?

Also, the Getty's on my side of town if'n y'all ever want to come up with a car pool or something.
posted by klangklangston at 9:26 AM on January 21, 2009


Pear cider + belgian fries = win!! (as is LACMA/Getty & K-Town Karaoke) Aw, yeah.
posted by Space Kitty at 9:36 AM on January 21, 2009


Yep, I meant NEXT next Thursday, the 29th.

General admission is free (well, it's pay-what-you-wish, really) after 5:00 every night (minus Wednesdays because we're closed!), and free all day on the second Tuesday of every month. (Free admission doesn't include specially ticketed shows, for which you always have to buy a separate ticket.) There's also free holiday admission on MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

A Getty field trip one of these days soon would be great, too!
posted by scody at 9:43 AM on January 21, 2009


(oh, and I have a deep and abiding fear of karaoke, so I will excuse myself from any discussion of that outing!)
posted by scody at 9:43 AM on January 21, 2009


This is the point in the thread where I say I'll try to make it (and I will really try) but until the end of February, Tuesdays and Thursdays are bad for me-- next Thursday in particular. But one should never ever plan around me. If I can make it, I'll be there.

However, my wife and I are totally down for LACMA on the 8th.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:44 AM on January 21, 2009


I might be able to do next week, yeah. But my life is only predictable to the extent that I can always safely assume that I will be overburdened in most ways.
posted by The World Famous at 10:46 AM on January 21, 2009


Next week is fine for me...
posted by ob at 11:30 AM on January 21, 2009


Thursday the 29th is good for me as well.
posted by dhammond at 11:46 AM on January 21, 2009


Wurstküche sounds äwesome. I'm tötally there.
posted by mullingitover at 1:48 PM on January 21, 2009


Thursday the 29th sausage fest and Sunday the 8th for New German art! Wunderbar!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:57 PM on January 21, 2009


Sounds delicious! Looking forward to--- any time.

haha... Thursdays work for me
posted by razzamatazm at 2:02 PM on January 21, 2009


Yay, we can haz a meetup!

Thursday January 29
Wurstküche (800 E 3rd St, 90013)
I declare that it start at 7pm.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 2:29 PM on January 21, 2009


Nice.
posted by ob at 2:38 PM on January 21, 2009


The example I used was when I get together with my family, we're a room full of Codys, not a room full of Codies. But if we've each brought a puppy with us, we've got a lot of puppies.

Thanks, it seems obvious when you put it that way. "Germanys" really socked me in the eyehole is all.
posted by Wolof at 2:51 PM on January 21, 2009


Sweet! Now that that's settled, should we get the 8th sidebarred as well?
posted by Space Kitty at 4:45 PM on January 21, 2009


That restaurant looks fantastic. I dunno if I'll be at the meetup, but thanks for making me aware of the foodz.
posted by davejay at 5:25 PM on January 21, 2009


should we get the 8th sidebarred as well?

Sounds good. Do we want to settle on a time to meet? (Also, Ambrosia Voyeur mentioned brunch first; there's Mani's on Fairfax, which I love, but they're small enough that it might be tricky if there's more than 6 of us. The only other brunch-y place right near the museum I can think of is Marie Callender's on Wilshire.)
posted by scody at 7:38 PM on January 21, 2009


I'm not too picky about whether we eat together or not, or what time, though I guess I'd say about 11 to eat would be good for us out-of-towners. There's another brunchy place that is nearby and well-reviewed, Cafe Verona on La Brea. How many of us are interested in the LACMA trip to begin with? Maybe if we are legion we could just meet in the Museum cafe. I do love a little prandium before the practicum.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:20 AM on January 22, 2009


I'm game for anything on the 8th. Brunch would be cool and Cafe Verona looks close and easy.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:00 AM on January 22, 2009


AV, that sounds fantastic!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:06 AM on January 22, 2009


Okay, let's say Cafe Verona at 11, and if it's too small for the group, we can just trickle through, a small table at a time, and re-meet at the museum.

scody, would that work for you? Will you be coming to eat or should we look for you, craning our necks up any towering vertical ceiling supports within the museum to assess their likely legness, once we get there?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:32 AM on January 22, 2009


Sounds good! Knowing me, I probably won't decide on brunch till that morning -- I'll text Space Kitty to let her know if I'll see you at the restaurant or just meet everyone at the museum. On that note, what time should we aim to gather at the museum (in the event other folks decide to join in post-brunch)? If brunch is around 11, maybe 12:30-ish?

For a gathering point at the museum, the easiest spot would be in the entrance pavilion (behind the Chris Burden "Urban Light" sculpture) where the ticket booths are. (Sorry I can't get everyone in for free.)
posted by scody at 9:40 AM on January 22, 2009


I should be able to make next Thursday, too. Does anyone want to split a 6 liter bottle of Duvel with me?
posted by hwyengr at 12:33 AM on January 23, 2009


(Sorry I can't get everyone in for free.)

It's cool. But you can get one medium-sized underemployed art-appreciating scruffian in for free, right? No?
posted by carsonb at 6:49 AM on January 28, 2009


Reminder! Who's in for tomorrow?
posted by Space Kitty at 9:55 PM on January 28, 2009


Yo.
posted by carsonb at 10:15 PM on January 28, 2009


I'm in!
posted by speicus at 10:19 PM on January 28, 2009


I'm in. The boy is 50/50.
posted by scody at 10:23 PM on January 28, 2009


I would like to go, but have a previous commitment until about 9PM.

Do you think it will still be going then or will everyone be asleep in bed by 9:30 or so?
posted by Argyle at 7:23 AM on January 29, 2009


I'm in; girl is 50/50.

I can mail you my phone number, Argyle, and you can call us to see if we're still there (I'd imagine so, but I don't have to work Friday).
posted by klangklangston at 7:56 AM on January 29, 2009


I'm out this time, but Thin Lizzy is empowered to negotiate on my behalf. And bring me home a cucumber soda.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:00 AM on January 29, 2009


I'm sure she'll be Having A Good Time, while you're Waiting For An Alibi.
posted by klangklangston at 9:14 AM on January 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


(Ya picks yer screen name, ya takes yer chances.)
posted by klangklangston at 9:14 AM on January 29, 2009


Well played, sir.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:36 AM on January 29, 2009


Can anybody pick me up at Union Station at 6:30? I could take the Dash but it doesn't look look like the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
posted by Space Kitty at 9:55 AM on January 29, 2009


Space Kitty, I should be able to. Text me: 805-701-5641
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:09 AM on January 29, 2009


Sweet, thanks AV!
posted by Space Kitty at 10:19 AM on January 29, 2009


I'm in and I'll bring along my better half.
posted by ob at 2:21 PM on January 29, 2009


I won't be able to make it tonight, as expected--I'm in the middle of a project crunch, but I will be at LACMA on the 8th.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:21 PM on January 29, 2009


I will, however, have a drink at the office and toast y'all.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:22 PM on January 29, 2009


Hey... I'll be there... first meetup... etiquette about bringing friends along? More the merrier?
posted by razzamatazm at 5:47 PM on January 29, 2009


Well, yeah, they just have to buy me a drink.

Also, you have to buy me a drink for each friend you bring.

Why me?

Because I made up the rule.
posted by klangklangston at 5:51 PM on January 29, 2009


can we each buy you 2 drinks?
posted by razzamatazm at 5:53 PM on January 29, 2009


That was cool. The bay area can suck it, indeed!
posted by dhammond at 11:55 PM on January 29, 2009


WHERE WERE MY DRINKS?
posted by klangklangston at 12:01 AM on January 30, 2009


Well, there was the one that ended up ON YOUR PANTS.
posted by scody at 12:07 AM on January 30, 2009


Yeah, I bought klang 2 cucumber waters—one for his pants and, uh, one for me. Sorry I'm such a spaz. Probably shouldn't let me into LACMA next week, scody.

Anyway, that was a frickin' blast. Good call on the restaurant, good peeps (and plenty!), and good times. Let's do it again soon!
posted by carsonb at 12:10 AM on January 30, 2009


No worries, we've recently instituted a strict No Cucumber Water policy in the galleries. You'll be fine!
posted by scody at 12:14 AM on January 30, 2009


Photos are up! Thanks for coming out, all you sexy motherfuckers. I am completely sober.
posted by mullingitover at 12:27 AM on January 30, 2009


'Twas a blast and it was lovely meeting everyone!
posted by ob at 8:24 AM on January 30, 2009


Looks like you guys had the wurst meetup ever. Sorry I missed it!
posted by mzurer at 10:35 AM on January 30, 2009


It was rad.
posted by speicus at 11:20 AM on January 30, 2009


That was fun! Looking forward to LACMA on the 8th.
posted by Space Kitty at 12:25 PM on January 30, 2009


Are we planning to sidebar the 8th?
posted by mullingitover at 1:25 PM on January 30, 2009


I thoroughly enjoyed the flavors of beer that I tried last night--including the sip I stole of dashiv's dark wheat beer when he wasn't looking.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 1:31 PM on January 30, 2009


Sidebar? I got yer sidebar:

Sunday, Feb. 8
11:00 - brunch at Cafe Verona on LaBrea
12:30-ish - fancy-schmancy cultural outing at LACMA (meet at entrance pavilion behind "Urban Light" sculpture)
posted by scody at 1:43 PM on January 30, 2009


Ha, it looks like adding a new sidebar for this thread has nuked the link to the pictures from last night. They're here if anyone wants to check them out.
posted by mullingitover at 2:01 PM on January 30, 2009


MATT WE'VE BEEN HACKED AGAIN
posted by scody at 2:12 PM on January 30, 2009


I'm bummed I didn't make it - especially since I suggested the place. Work can be a harsh mistress.
posted by thedaniel at 2:22 PM on January 30, 2009


Thanks for the shoutout. I'm so close right now, yet so goddamn far.
posted by item at 3:27 PM on January 30, 2009


I guess you may have figured that was my writing, Item. ;)

I've uploaded a few, too.

posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:26 PM on January 30, 2009


Dammit. I got all distracted and shit. Totally missed this!!!!!

Do over!
posted by miss lynnster at 7:13 PM on February 1, 2009


Yeah, yeah, do over… There's also the 8th for LACMA and this thread for future meetup action.
posted by klangklangston at 9:26 AM on February 2, 2009


Like I was saying,

Do you have cameras?

posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:16 PM on February 3, 2009


ZOMG also please note, LACMA is free to Bank of America card holders on the 8th.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:05 PM on February 3, 2009


Huzzah.

So I may have a potential job opportunity that would have me moving to LA. I have never been, so I am flying down this weekend, and will be at the meetup.

Be prepared for questions about the metropolis, and the eventual "I am moving to LA, what should I know" askme.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:17 PM on February 3, 2009


I'll be there. Here's how I look.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:01 AM on February 5, 2009


LACMA is free to Bank of America card holders on the 8th.
Fucking rub it in, why doncha.
posted by carsonb at 3:01 PM on February 5, 2009


Don't worry carsonb, by Sunday there may not be a Bank of America.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:35 PM on February 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


hi all, new to MeFi, probably gonna meet some of you on Sunday for the LACMA. Never been actually - still somewhat new to the city. Looking forward to meeting folk!
posted by The3rdMan at 1:03 AM on February 7, 2009


so, if anybody gets to Cafe Verona before we do, get a table and eat! There are likely to be more of us than that place can accomodate at one table.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:21 AM on February 8, 2009


I'm still at home, waiting for Space Kitten (who is making an unexpected visit from Oakland) I may or may not make it to the museum in time to meet up with all of you.

I got a text from Scody saying she's passing on brunch and will see you all at the museum.

Good times!
posted by Space Kitty at 11:17 AM on February 8, 2009


I'm here, sitting in the back patio in a black adidas jacket.

on preview: am I the only one here? I'd be mad except the food is delicious.
posted by mullingitover at 11:24 AM on February 8, 2009


Totally forgot about this! I love art, I swear.
posted by dhammond at 4:18 PM on February 8, 2009


Missed brunch thanks to a yoga class, but it was great to see people at the museum and meet some new Mefites! :)

Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone. I got distracted looking at photos and next thing I knew -poof- everyone else was gone! Went back to see the rest of the German exhibit before hitting the road, though. A fun afternoon at the museum... thanks.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:10 PM on February 8, 2009


That was, like, maximumly tubular and most radical.

There were several high points, but the clincher for me was finally seeing my first Bridget Riley painting in person and it was one that I'd always wanted to see. She's an obvious influence on much of the visual art I do, and getting to see that was possibly as close to a religious experience as I've ever had. I know I don't need to apologize for getting absolutely absorbed in something I like at an art museum... but besides thoroughly savoring the eye-brain screwiness of such a massive and optically active art piece, I was also watching the reactions of other people as they came around the corner and were stunned and dazzled by the painting. People seem to either flee from it or run up to it like they want to dive in. I loved being able to see the pencil marks on the canvas and the slightly dirty and worn corners around the frame on the raw canvas just making it all more real.

Hi and thanks to all. AV and contraption who hosted not one but three - wait, no four - random people from the internet over half a week while hosting a raging hot cocoa party and especially scody for the guided tour of LACMA. I also finally met eyeballkid and klangklangston and not a one of us was punched in the dick. Don't let them fool you with all that angry keyboard jockey crap, they're affable fellows.


LA still sucks though. Well, that's not true - not all of it. Actually, it's mostly just the cars that suck. It's a wonder anyone in LA has a butt left from sitting on it in traffic. I grew up there and I think my butt is going to be asleep for the rest of the week - and I never even really experienced a true freeway 405-through-Wilshire/LAX-kind of clusterfuck.

Look, you have your people call my people and we'll talk about launching an interactive ARG buzz campaign flashmob where most of you get an email telling you where to drive your car for "re-education" where it'll be trained through the wonders of crushing, shredding and recycling so it can be part of a truly massive and lovely modern high speed regional and local mixed rail system that's actually functional and nice to look at like LA used to have not all that long ago before some company or other killed it to sell more vulcanized rubber tires.

posted by loquacious at 3:13 AM on February 9, 2009


Only tourist take the freeway... you should know that. Emptier side streets are where it's at, man.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:31 AM on February 9, 2009


It's true. We had a six mefite household (three are permanent). And then my parents decided to get a divorce and my laptop broke and my 10 year old boots sounded their death knell. That was Saturday. But my oh, are meetups and art enormously curative. Then loquacious left and I had to turn to Coraline in 3D for comfort. Which was surprisingly effective. Highly recommended.

So, anyway. Pics up. Friday the 13th I might want to catch the double feature Fassbinder/Herzog back at LACMA. Or the scotch sippin'. And please note that I meaning to share the insider info on USC's Critical Studies screenings. My division puts out a list of all the films shown for classes for the whole semester. I gave Carson one. There are 4-9 a day. Free movies, many on 35mm. Some with me sitting watching them. For example, this Wednesday, The Day The Earth Stood Still doubled with It Came From Outer Space in 3d, both on 35mm. I'll be sitting there, getting paid $9/hr. Hit me up and hang me out to dryyyy. LA rain is so very cool.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:17 PM on February 9, 2009


Ooooh. When I'm unemployed (which is gonna start happening again come next week) I'm *so* up for free movies.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:26 PM on February 9, 2009


I'm going Wednesday, and the Thursday matinee is tempting as well. La Jetee at 10am, lunch somewhere, and then either Donnie Darko or The Godfather Part II at 2. Hooray for free movies!
posted by carsonb at 3:20 PM on February 9, 2009


Fuck! Missed it by a day!

One of these days I'll make it to a meetup... dammit....
posted by starscream at 6:11 PM on February 9, 2009


MeMail your contact info AV, I don't seem to have it anymore. I'll contact ya about movies once I'm officially an unbooked freelancer again.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:58 PM on February 9, 2009


Sorry that the Mister and the Munchkin and I didn't get to stay longer and chat with all you nice folks, but the wee one was getting tired and needed his nap, so we left LACMA early. But it was a nice time, and we'd like to do it again one of these days.
posted by Asparagirl at 8:48 AM on February 10, 2009


Aww, but it was cool having brunch with the Mister and the Munchkin. I'm glad I showed up for this one.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:46 AM on February 10, 2009


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