NYC meetup! January 6, 2007 9:14 AM   Subscribe

Brooklyn/NYC meetup tonight- Barcade starting at 5 p.m. Previously
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:14 AM (34 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I thought it was at 6??
posted by hermitosis at 9:55 AM on January 6, 2007

Good move with this update!

I'll definitely be there.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:00 AM on January 6, 2007

I couldn't have been wrong-er.
posted by hermitosis at 10:27 AM on January 6, 2007

It was six if it was at Duff's but 5 at Barcade. Cause we be crazy like that.
posted by dame at 10:43 AM on January 6, 2007

Wow...I hate that bar (cause I'm a hater like that), but it's a five minute walk from this place here where be my house of residence that I live at....maybe I'll err....walk by or something. Or maybe I'll just come in...Tip: If you love Mid East food grab some food at Uncle Mina's which is down the block nearer to Metropolitan Ave next door to the over rated Dumont restaurant (not that you shouldn't go if you want it has a nice ambiance and good food and drinks, but like I said I'm a hater...maybe reserve a table though it gets busy) Anyhow Uncle Mina's is cheap and will blow your socks off. Say hi to Uncle Mina for me (friendly rotund swarthy fellow with a mustache cos he's from the mid east which is a good thing for someone who runs a mid east place right? Right). Try the Shish Taouk, it is excellent. Don't hold it against me if I don't show Staurday's lately have tended to be somewhat ...fluid and umm...unpredictable.

posted by Skygazer at 11:12 AM on January 6, 2007

I'm not drinkin' at the moment, and somehow I missed the first thread anyways, which was quite a wonder to behold, and FTR I live in the least cool neighbourhood in all the 5 boroughs so y'all can hate on me for a while, I'll be here, not at the meetup, drinking my soda.
posted by gaspode at 11:36 AM on January 6, 2007

Gaspode...Staten Island?
posted by josher71 at 11:49 AM on January 6, 2007

In an alternate universe, my plans to visit NYC didn't get changed to next weekend, and I'm getting antsy thinking about hanging out at one of the coolest bars on the planet with some of the coolest people on the Internets. I hope that other me isn't taking his good fortune for granted.
posted by Plutor at 12:23 PM on January 6, 2007

I'll be there. Amazing that this will be my third meetup but only the first since joining MetaFilter...
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 12:35 PM on January 6, 2007

josher71 - upper east side.
posted by gaspode at 12:41 PM on January 6, 2007

I live next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard so I can't talk.
posted by josher71 at 1:01 PM on January 6, 2007

But what gaspode leaves out is that she is in fact the coolest MeFite ever, so it doesn't matter where she is.
posted by dame at 1:11 PM on January 6, 2007

In a shocking turn of events which may or may not be karma, I've just received the worst haircut I've ever even seen or heard rumored (much less received myself) and am truly embarassed to be seen in public (and the walk of shame home was no picnic). I truly regret missing the opportunity to either continue to fling offensive rants or suck it up, apologize to the group and be nice, whichever would have happened.
posted by bunnycup at 1:17 PM on January 6, 2007

aw dame, right back atcha, sexypants.
posted by gaspode at 1:21 PM on January 6, 2007

Well, I do cut my hair myself *and* it looks totally awesome. I'm glad we all learned an important lesson. As 'Sheed would say, "Hair don't lie."

Smooch smooch.
posted by dame at 1:30 PM on January 6, 2007

(The kisses were for you, gaspode.)
posted by dame at 1:34 PM on January 6, 2007

thanks for that little extra bitch, dame. you're just a little TREAT aren't you?
posted by bunnycup at 2:18 PM on January 6, 2007

Well hell. I was going to drop by just for the cancer of the liver with a look dirty fightin'. And to give stynxno and TPS kisses, of course. Maybe next time.
posted by idest at 3:05 PM on January 6, 2007

The haircut excuse? I didn't see that one coming.
posted by mullacc at 3:06 PM on January 6, 2007 [1 favorite]

Awwwww, we missed your kisses! ::cries::

Meetup was lovely- a few n00bs, old timers, and lots of old video games. I think the bulk of us dispersed fairly early (8:30 or so) but I think a good time was had by all.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:25 PM on January 6, 2007 [1 favorite]

Bunnycup, dude, it's just being silly. It's the internet. We had a pointless argument. Don't worry. Silly. Silly.
posted by dame at 7:47 PM on January 6, 2007

a good time was had.... and we have photos of it. I'll get 'em up over the next several few days!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:16 PM on January 6, 2007

I live just a few blocks from Barcade but was unaware of the meetup. Oh well, people - next time.
posted by huskerdont at 10:09 PM on January 6, 2007

Great to have met a new bunch of MeFi-ites!
posted by NucleophilicAttack at 11:01 AM on January 7, 2007

What a night-- there was intoxication, intrigue, and drama. Dame revealed her film-noir name origin to the group, only to find her bag switched for a similar-looking bag at the end of the evening. Suddenly with no money, no phone, and no proof of who she was, she was forced to set out upon Brooklyn's dark streets in search of the truth behind her predicament. There was one nagging clue-- a notebook left behind on the table that was blank except for a single page. Could the dark-trenchcoated stranger, lupus_yonderboy, be trusted to help her? With too much alcohol roiling in her brain, Dame struggled to lay her thoughts in order so she could get to the bottom of it all. She had a hunch that the answer lay somewhere back in that bar, where the electric machines flashed and begged quarters. Something in that frantic, cryptic message that Q-bert blinked over and over. Dame would retrieve her missing bag, all right-- just as soon as she could figure out what "@!#?@!" meant...
posted by hermitosis at 12:01 PM on January 7, 2007

Heh. I was there! ...just around 3:00 AM.
posted by yeti at 12:06 PM on January 7, 2007

I dropped in around 9 PM. There were a couple of people I suspected might be mefites, but I wasn't sure. it all seemed one's and two's. So I left. (Sorta smelled in there no?).

Sorry mes amis next time...
posted by Skygazer at 12:50 PM on January 7, 2007

btw I'd love to see the photos.
posted by Skygazer at 12:51 PM on January 7, 2007

Aw, what a nice story hermitosis. In fact, it was the nefarious mdn, who just wanted to get invited over to my house.
posted by dame at 2:51 PM on January 7, 2007

Oh, speaking of that mysterious, all-but-blank notebook: I have it if the owner wants it back.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 4:11 PM on January 7, 2007

Yay! It was nice seeing everyone. Glad the case of the switched bags got solved. And lupus_yonderboy is awesome because people who buy me beer are awesome.
posted by kkokkodalk at 4:57 PM on January 7, 2007

foiled again! yes, that's right, I'm actually a terribly clever evildoer, only playing the part of a half drunk, half blind half wit. didn't know i was so talented an actor, didja?

lovely as always, & good to meet the new folks. Here's hoping for a few good pics.
posted by mdn at 5:35 PM on January 7, 2007

So did the meetup photos get posted?
posted by Mitheral at 8:47 AM on January 10, 2007

So did the meetup photos get posted?

Seconding that. Got any good photos?
posted by jason's_planet at 2:28 PM on January 12, 2007

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