Cambridge/Boston science trivia meetup April 25? April 22, 2007 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Cambridge/Boston meetup? Anybody interested in meeting up for a science trivia challenge this coming Wednesday night (April 25, 6:30pm)? It's too late to sign up as a team, but it should be fun just to watch.
posted by nonane to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:24 AM (33 comments total)

Self-link-ish disclaimer: I work for an organization that is involved with the Cambridge Science Festival as a whole, but has nothing to do with this particular event.
posted by nonane at 9:24 AM on April 22, 2007

Ooh. I was thinking of going but only if I can compete in the pre-K division.
posted by allen.spaulding at 9:44 AM on April 22, 2007

Looks fun, but I think I'm going to be here that night. I might change my mind, though.
posted by heresiarch at 9:59 AM on April 22, 2007

This cuts a little close to my evening class, but I might conceivably come late or something.
posted by grobstein at 10:43 AM on April 22, 2007

I'll be at the opera, of all places.
posted by danb at 11:29 AM on April 22, 2007

Darn; it would have been fun to enter a team. I'm out for the event but if you guys went to a bar afterwards, I would join you.
posted by emd3737 at 12:13 PM on April 22, 2007

Maybe you guys could bring some fifth graders with you?
posted by miss lynnster at 12:59 PM on April 22, 2007

While sitting in a kayak in the middle of a pond you sneeze, dropping your new Intel-based Mac laptop computer into the pond. Eventually you will drain the pond to find it, but what is the immediate effect on the level of the pond?

The water level goes down, because the computer has a higher specific gravity than water.

IANAP, but that doesn't make much sense to me. If I drop lead weights in a glass of water, the water eventually overflows the glass. Does "water level" not mean what I think it mens?
posted by Kwantsar at 1:13 PM on April 22, 2007

Oh. The weight of the laptop was already in the pond, so to speak, as it was in the kayak. Please, return to your regularly-scheduled programming.
posted by Kwantsar at 1:17 PM on April 22, 2007

I will be in Cambridge on Wednesday evening, but busy until about 8:00. If people are gathering somewhere for a beer or two around that time, I would be glad to stop in to bend an elbow, but I would probably skip the trivia event.
posted by briank at 3:37 PM on April 22, 2007

Meeting with my parole officer.
posted by Dizzy at 3:47 PM on April 22, 2007

Dammit, I'm actually flying into town about three hours later.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:48 PM on April 22, 2007

if you can get out to Worcester sometime during your visit I'll cook you a great dinner, let you kiss my baby boy, and I'll open up some killer Sav Blanc I've been saving.
In earnest.
posted by Dizzy at 3:51 PM on April 22, 2007

There will be cake too.
posted by Dizzy at 3:53 PM on April 22, 2007

From the trivia challenge invitation: Everyone gets an award...

Ah, the soft bigotry of low expectations.
posted by rob511 at 4:25 PM on April 22, 2007

Right, let's all go to Dizzy's house.
posted by briank at 4:33 PM on April 22, 2007

If you come, I will build it.
posted by Dizzy at 4:38 PM on April 22, 2007

A cake?
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:28 PM on April 22, 2007

You know, I'd probably show up if you guys were watching it. I was going to form a team with some of my college friends in the area, but seeing as none of us were science majors, we were disappointed to see most of the trivia was over our heads. And our usual weekday general-knowledge trivia has one big benefit: drinking as you lose.

I would definitely try to make a meetup, either here, or at Dizzy's.
posted by Plutor at 4:06 AM on April 23, 2007

I am so down for beers after this event.

Shall we make it a two parter? Beers at 8-8:30ish at???
posted by FlamingBore at 9:37 AM on April 23, 2007

CBC's only a couple blocks from there. And you know I can't turn down a tower.
posted by Plutor at 10:15 AM on April 23, 2007

So... meet at the radar dish just inside the Vassar St. door of Stata a little before 6:30, watch trivia for a while, and then proceed to the Cambridge Brewing Company to make up ridiculous science trivia questions of our own?
posted by nonane at 4:35 AM on April 24, 2007

Ooh, beer and trivia? I am so there.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:42 PM on April 24, 2007

So... meet at the radar dish just inside the Vassar St. door of Stata a little before 6:30, watch trivia for a while, and then proceed to the Cambridge Brewing Company.

If this is the plan, I will swing by CBC after I am finished with my client, shortly after 8:00.
posted by briank at 6:15 AM on April 25, 2007

This is my plan! I will be at the radar dish sometime after 6, identifiable by a large straw hat and a skirt with robots on it. If nobody else shows, I may be tempted to skip the beers part, though.
posted by nonane at 10:40 AM on April 25, 2007

Olinerd and I should be at CBC in the 8.30-9ish time frame. She's doens't like beer and won't really help with a tower, but I will certainly do my part.
posted by heresiarch at 12:13 PM on April 25, 2007

nonane, please come to CBC... I want to see this robot skirt!
posted by olinerd at 12:19 PM on April 25, 2007

nonane, I'll come by 32, so you're now obligated to go to cbc, right? I mean, if there's a meet-up on campus I can't totally punt it. I have to go to a 7pm class, but will come to CBC around 8:30. I won't be helping with the tower.
posted by whatzit at 12:48 PM on April 25, 2007

J, S, and A, it was a pleasure meeting you tonight. Wasn't able to continue on to CBC, unfortunately. I hope you had a great time.

It was indeed a robot skirt.
posted by Mapes at 8:18 PM on April 25, 2007

Heresiarch and I came by around 9:15, but the dude at the door said the "internet people" had left about a half hour previous. :( Oh well. Next time!

I'm sorry I missed the skirt. Any pics?
posted by olinerd at 3:49 AM on April 26, 2007

I, apparently, just missed everyone. I got there just before 9. dagnabit.
posted by FlamingBore at 7:58 AM on April 26, 2007

Damnit. I forgot to keep checking this thread, and missed the whole damn thing.
posted by Plutor at 8:10 AM on April 26, 2007

Horace Rumpole and I wandered around the CBC around 8:40, accosting people who looked like possible mefites (but turned out to be German tourists), annoying the waitstaff, and listening in on passionate discussions of server appliances.

Sorry, no robot skirt pix. Someone else will have to call another meetup (one of these?) to see it.
posted by nonane at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2007

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