THIS IS HOW WE USED TO DO, PEOPLE June 24, 2016 10:51 AM   Subscribe


Ha, time-delay meetup pics. Nice. That reminds me that I still need to post some photos form our recent PDX camping trip out to Newberry Crater.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:53 AM on June 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pix plz.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:12 AM on June 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Those look familiar; when/where are they from?
posted by languagehat at 12:48 PM on June 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sprachenhut, that is Manhattan circa 2003? back in the days of the Racist Dunk-tank Clown?
posted by dorian at 12:52 PM on June 24, 2016


back in the days of the Racist Dunk-tank Clown?

There's so much I want to know and simultaneously don't want to know.
posted by Etrigan at 1:17 PM on June 24, 2016 [7 favorites]


I wonder relatively frequently, where is amberglow?
posted by OmieWise at 1:21 PM on June 24, 2016 [10 favorites]


(actually no I think we spent that night passed out drunk in a Hoboken NJ graveyard). ah, Metafilter.
posted by dorian at 1:23 PM on June 24, 2016


Etrigan it gets subsuquentially-stupid. I was wandering around Chinatown with Stynxno and ThePinkSuperhero and Hellbient and Lola-g and a couple others of our obnoxious crew and there was a dunk tank. which contained an extremely racist clown.

the unnamable mefite who was briefly my beloved wife, put a baseball square into that jackasses eye.

I only have Quonsar-pics of that event...
posted by dorian at 1:46 PM on June 24, 2016


It was definitely 2003 per one of the screenshots in the background. And wherever you were, you could still smoke in a bar there.

Can anyone provide the usernames to the pictures for the benefit of those of us who never made it to a 2003 NY meetup?
posted by yhbc at 1:51 PM on June 24, 2016


I wonder relatively frequently, where is amberglow?

Greatly missed here, wherever he may be.
posted by jamjam at 2:14 PM on June 24, 2016 [6 favorites]


Back in the day when we had cameras.

Now everyone has cameras, and nobody takes pictures of their meetups.
posted by aubilenon at 5:23 PM on June 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


aubilenon back in the day when we had film cameras.

I met the only woman I will ever love, at a MEFI event where we were all basically stranded in heavy snow in the Lower East Side and I left the safety of the bar to go get vegetarian banh mi for everyone from the place sorta-across-the-street and I was handing around my Polaroid SX70 to mefites to use for fun. that is how we rolled.
posted by dorian at 5:42 PM on June 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


this is how we used to do, people
posted by dorian at 6:06 PM on June 24, 2016


Thanks, I had been looking for these pictures.
posted by AugustWest at 6:29 PM on June 24, 2016


this is how we used to do, people

404in' it up, old-style!

(the photos, not the post)
posted by aubilenon at 6:50 PM on June 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I wasn't at this one, but I was at a similar one. This takes me back.
posted by Songdog at 7:24 PM on June 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


aubilenon I will try to fix those old photo links, I'd simply removed them a long time ago due to internet stalkers / ID thieves / it gets hard to 'asplain.

Songdog!!! it's been a while, brother-man!
posted by dorian at 12:00 AM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


yhbc I haven't the foggiest on usernames aside from amberglow and TPS, but maybe I can dredge up a MeTa link from the fallout of that event. I do know this particular one was this strange meta-meta type IRL where I foolishly combined mefites and New Jersey and Guinness with Swiss Bankers From Ireland (nosrsly, that is a 'ting. I used to work for Credit Suisse - yes, I was a Madman before there were Madmen - and a lot of my coworkers were from Ireland out of the UK office for some reason) - so, the ginger dude and the sideways-head-dude are not in fact mefites but Friends Of Mine From Ireland (tm).
posted by dorian at 12:21 AM on June 25, 2016


some links fixed!

amberglow SINNER goodness!

HOT 4 QUONSAR

where the fuck is SPLATTA

dorian shoutout to naxosaxur! (HEY! where the hell are you, lady?)


PP and Big Q (this is basically drunken vandalism of LES bus shelters with Hellbient)

(apparently 2005 was a year of a boatload of nonsense)
posted by dorian at 12:46 AM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


languagehat and Songdog, you were there that time!

amberglow, adampsyche and I didn't spend the night in a cemetery, it was a NJ children's playground. I think we created a story about it being a graveyard just to look cool. Hellbient may have been there too. goddam was definitely there.
posted by dorian at 1:10 AM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]




jonmc medley

naxo!!!
posted by dorian at 2:09 AM on June 25, 2016


Good times! Thanks for dredging up all those pictures. I miss naxosaxur.
posted by languagehat at 7:53 AM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sprachenhut, I miss her too. she was the most erudite of us all

brujita I see you lurking! I miss you as well, just wish I could find a pic of you from back in the day.

I have to say, my mind was somewhat more creative back then, based on my ridiculous comments in the photo albums...

Metafilter: "this is before they made him remove the hat. where is my hat? who took my hat? who found my hat?"
Metafilter: "inside some unspeakable children's playspace"
Metafilter: "taking photos of people *preparing* shoutouts"
Metafilter: "amber in exile"
Metafilter: "this is more sugar than I eat in a week"
Metafilter: "this is the house of a smurf on crack"
posted by dorian at 8:48 AM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


#metachat
snif
posted by jouke at 9:51 AM on June 25, 2016


man, I looked weird without facial hair.
posted by jonmc at 1:08 PM on June 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


Hi dorian! I don't think there's any pics that you took....but there's one from the magic lens of DaShiv from around that time.
posted by brujita at 1:37 PM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


this is before they made him remove the hat. where is my hat? who took my hat? who found my hat?"

him name is hopkin green hat
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 3:23 PM on June 25, 2016 [6 favorites]


i often wonder how amberglow is.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 3:50 PM on June 25, 2016 [4 favorites]




Yes, I was definitely at that one, dorian! Looks like that was the October 2004 NJ Meetup, at which I took some photos as well!

While we're visiting Memory Lane, here are three photos I took at the February 2004 Veselka Meetup (my ancient photo gallery software is borked at the moment; sorry to direct-link without captions).

My very first meetup was the January 2003 MeFiNYC Winter. Sadly the photo links I've checked are busted including mine. I've got dozens of photographs from this one, which maybe I should resuscitate, though it'll be a pain in the butt. I'll just leave this one here, though. Gawker had just launched, y'see, and opinions were already running strong.
posted by Songdog at 8:09 PM on June 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


#metachat? no, just waow mofi.
posted by dorian at 10:02 PM on June 25, 2016


(what a languagehat and a dorian may look like - thank you Songdog!)
posted by dorian at 5:10 AM on June 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


> While we're visiting Memory Lane, here are three photos I took at the February 2004 Veselka Meetup

Wow, I'd forgotten all about that one! Too bad there's no remaining photographic evidence of that January 2003 meetup, which was my first as well. I have very fond memories of it.
posted by languagehat at 10:55 AM on June 26, 2016


I've still got all my photos from that one, languagehat — they're just not accessible at those URLs right now.

How about you, riffola? Are you out there?
posted by Songdog at 12:00 PM on June 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Huh. Those are my metachat shoutouts.
posted by gaspode at 12:55 PM on June 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


OMG old times.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:56 PM on June 27, 2016


Here's the earliest meetup that I have photos of, from 2002.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:52 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


My first meetup, 2008.
posted by ColdChef at 1:00 PM on June 28, 2016


2009, the infamous New Orleans meetup.
posted by ColdChef at 1:00 PM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


2014, New Orleans again.
posted by ColdChef at 1:01 PM on June 28, 2016


All my tagged MetaFilter photos.
posted by ColdChef at 1:03 PM on June 28, 2016


DW, Jessamyn, Epersonae & *s from my first ever meetup. The other side of the table

SXSW '10, sporting my WHAT. THE. FUCK. MATT shirt. There were a bunch more pics from this meetup, but they got taken down. I managed to snag just this one. No memory who took them any more.

I know photos were taken at the 10th anniversary meetup at Scholtz' beer garden, but no idea who took them or if they still reside on the web anywhere.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:40 AM on June 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pittsburgh's tenth anniversary meetup in '09. Untagged because I'm bad with names even though Alison had nametag printed up.
posted by octothorpe at 4:43 PM on June 29, 2016


An all time classic(al)

My fondest meet-ups were back in 2006 when I lived in Portland for a couple years and then the insane 30 days 20+ meetups thing Cortex did in 2009. I participated in like 1/4 of that and it was too much.
posted by French Fry at 11:26 AM on July 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


I miss meetups. A bunch of you NYC-fites or otherwise New England/East coast-fites should make a plan and visit the Vineyard in Sept and we can have an awesome meetup.
posted by vrakatar at 4:57 PM on July 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/rebareba/62679304/

Im not sure that link works? But it's the Portland meet up from 11/12/05
posted by yodelingisfun at 9:09 PM on July 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was actually in that pub on 11/12/05. I was like "what's cortex doing with all those people... oh right"

But I hadn't paid my 5 bucks yet so I just ate dinner with my partner and left sheepishly. You know, like a creeper.
posted by French Fry at 9:11 AM on July 5, 2016


vrakatar you should totally instigate one! I generally don't go to MV (mainly 'cos it's right there) but when I do, I ride the carousel and steal brass rings from childrens, and eat ice creams and drink every beer they have.
posted by dorian at 4:47 AM on July 7, 2016


Thank you for posting all these! I stupidly looked at the one of me and tizzie on gay Bourbon street with mysterious shirtless hatted cape man as my boss was walking by and now I may not have a job. Worth it.
posted by *s at 8:52 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


God I miss a lot of people who aren't here anymore. What happened to Eriko?
posted by werkzeuger at 2:44 PM on July 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


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