Kareoke humbled us all July 2, 2007 12:22 PM   Subscribe

LA Meetup photos: Only four turned out for me (I do have a fair number of drunkish blurred shots of my feet). I hear that there were more, and even voice recordings. If you've got the missing photos, please post inside!
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:22 PM (21 comments total)

I like the idea of voice recordings. I picture every Metafilter user recording a video standing in front of a blue screen, reciting a common phrase. Then some After Effects wiz could replace the bluescreen background with a height chart and put the people in line in front of it, like the police lineup in The Usual Suspects.

I imagine the common phrase would be "Hi, I'm on Metafilter and I could overthink a plate of beans."
posted by Pastabagel at 1:02 PM on July 2, 2007

I think the recordings are of The_Bone singing something from Oklahoma.

But we could still do the video...
posted by klangklangston at 1:20 PM on July 2, 2007

And let the media frenzy commence.

My photos are on flickr, although they can scarcely be called mine, as dashiv took most of them.

Video is on youtube. Yes, yes, I know they're sideways. How do I rotate video files on a crap PC?

I also have audio-only files but I'm not sure of a good place to host them. Suggestions?
posted by fuzzbean at 3:39 PM on July 2, 2007

I got a kink in my neckwatching. Ray Davies I think.
posted by mss at 3:43 PM on July 2, 2007

It's a lamb cake!!!

I haven't seen one of those since we stopped having Easter dinner with my Polish grandparents!!!!

That just made my day.
posted by occhiblu at 4:42 PM on July 2, 2007

Heh! The lamb cake is an annual tradition at my parents' house.

The tradition is for the oldest child to ice it while the younger sibs clamor for a turn, then finally the oldest child figures out that icing it means that their hands hurt for a week and graciously steps aside until the younger ones smarten up.

I, apparently, never learn.
posted by fuzzbean at 8:43 PM on July 2, 2007

My apologies to all the lovely ladies at the meetup -- I will do each one of you photographic justice next time.
posted by DaShiv at 9:04 PM on July 2, 2007

I will do each one of you photographic justice next time.

You crazy, fool. Ladies lookin' fine!
posted by dhammond at 9:11 PM on July 2, 2007

Speaking of traditions: as per jonson's rule in the previous MeTa thread, during this meetup I had established the precedent that lurkers are required to buy the oldest member a drink at all MeFi meetups, or the newest member buys if there are no lurkers. The motion was seconded by klangklangston and is now a part of the official MeFi Meetup Bylaws. Sorry, n00bs. Pay your $5 now or pay it with booze.

You crazy, fool. Ladies lookin' fine!

There's a considerable difference between "lookin' fine" and "DaShivified" (TM).
posted by DaShiv at 12:30 AM on July 3, 2007

The preferred term is "given a DaShivisection".
posted by team lowkey at 2:27 AM on July 3, 2007

Oh crap. I should get one of them Palms Pilots to keep track of these things.
posted by mzurer at 7:06 AM on July 3, 2007

The only picture of me emphasized my gut.

We should do this again, then.
posted by klangklangston at 9:47 AM on July 3, 2007

I look really excited in these. Apparently beer + karaoke is exciting!
posted by milinar at 4:44 PM on July 3, 2007

p.s. We should definitely do this again.
posted by milinar at 4:46 PM on July 3, 2007

Thirded. I had a blast.
posted by the_bone at 9:08 PM on July 3, 2007

I think we need to invite Art if we do it again. It won't be the same without his ginormous vibrato.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 6:09 PM on July 4, 2007

OK. Same place or what? I found out that the Irish bar down the street is pretty dece, and I think they have kareoke... There're a couple other spots that do too...
posted by klangklangston at 9:32 AM on July 5, 2007

There's a bar right by my house on like 11th and Wilshire in SM called JP's. They have trivia on tuesday nights. It's ridiculously fun, and you know team metafilter would clean house.
posted by milinar at 5:40 PM on July 5, 2007

Well, Holyrood and I were on a trivia team back home that whupped ass...
posted by klangklangston at 5:44 PM on July 5, 2007

Depending upon how soon this happens, I could probably make it. I'm in the magical land of pine trees, sand dunes, cherry orchards and vast quantities of midwest tourists until the 17th.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:00 PM on July 5, 2007

Hey, are we doing trivia tonight? Drop me an email.
posted by klangklangston at 11:08 AM on July 10, 2007

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