Dude, nobody is moderating?!!!?? July 14, 2007 11:00 PM   Subscribe

Mirror Pond please! (Or do you have better ideas? If I were at Ground Kontrol, what would I drink? Should I talk to strangers or play video games? People are scarrrryyy!!!)
posted by croutonsupafreak to Bugs at 11:00 PM (64 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Dude, you're overthinking it. Take a picture of a plate of beans with your camera while enjoying a refreshing bucket of cocks and everything will be fine.
posted by stet at 11:03 PM on July 14, 2007


... we have cameras??
posted by librarina at 11:05 PM on July 14, 2007


That's what makes us different.
posted by stet at 11:05 PM on July 14, 2007


What the hell are you talking about, you stinking drunk monkey?
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 11:40 PM on July 14, 2007


Hmmm. Pretty quiet. No callouts, no snarkfests. All the troublemakers must be at the Portland meetup.
It could make one a bit nervous, ready to push the panic.
If only mathowie had left the img tag on...
posted by Cranberry at 11:48 PM on July 14, 2007


well, mathowie didn't forget to disable "button", so please add it after "panic".
posted by Cranberry at 11:50 PM on July 14, 2007


So, is this...uh. What the fuck is this?
posted by puke & cry at 11:51 PM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


posting while drunk I guess...

There's 100 of us here and Matt just announced his secret plan. He's going to torch Metafilter and start again from the beginning. Only those of us here present know the location of the new, real Metafilter. Have fun over here! Thanks for all the fish!
posted by vacapinta at 12:00 AM on July 15, 2007


All three of them (Matt, Cortex, Jess) are real sweethearts. But Jess kicked my ass at pinball.
posted by Nabubrush at 12:12 AM on July 15, 2007


Have a ridiculous number of drinks for me, y'hear?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:25 AM on July 15, 2007


Wait, isn't today that big party? So nice of croutonsupafreak to shit in the pool while the admins are trying to have fun. Keep up the good work, dumbass!
posted by puke & cry at 12:25 AM on July 15, 2007


SHUT UP AND HAVE A BEER, PUKE.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:27 AM on July 15, 2007


Good times.
posted by Nabubrush at 12:32 AM on July 15, 2007


croutonsuperfreak is here. I think it was a joke
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:46 AM on July 15, 2007


Oh. Well then, color me stupid. Let the flood of crazy and or irrelevant posts rain. *ducks back into hovel*
posted by puke & cry at 12:49 AM on July 15, 2007


Dammit. Now I'm jealous.

Wait, aren't you all supposed to be celebrating and drinking?
posted by spiderskull at 12:51 AM on July 15, 2007


Breathlessly awaiting pics -- by god this is the 21st century, why aren't ya'll uploading this stuff realtime using your web2.0 social networking tools and iPhone communication devices?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:12 AM on July 15, 2007


What stavros said. Hurry up and upload some photos already!
posted by deborah at 1:19 AM on July 15, 2007


If I'm gonna make a stupid drunk joke from the middle of a massive (awesome) meetup, at least I did it in metatalk and not askme or the blue, yeah?
posted by croutonsupafreak at 1:38 AM on July 15, 2007


1. nobody posts while drunk.

2. people who post while drunk are bastards.

3. nobody's a bastard. unless they're posting while drunk.

4. see number 1.
posted by shmegegge at 1:42 AM on July 15, 2007


Dude, I *totally* kicked your ass in DDR.

Just sayin'.
posted by herichon at 1:53 AM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


mathowie was a total douchebag. He invited so many people that I felt like the unpopular kid in high school all over again. Thanks a lot, asshat.

jessamyn edited what I was saying to her mid-conversation. What a bitch.

cortex banned me from the party. Bastard.

I hate all of you. P.S. Thanks for the free beer, I hope everyone tipped the staff.

Yes, shmegegge, I'm a bastard. And I'm soooo going to regret this in the morning.
posted by DaShiv at 2:13 AM on July 15, 2007


I just want to say, there are awesome doughnuts you should check out on the ground floor.

Oh, and by the way, go for the hardcore cider.
posted by mosessis at 2:14 AM on July 15, 2007


Thanks for putting on the meetup/party tonight, mathowie, it was awesome.
posted by cmonkey at 2:27 AM on July 15, 2007


Super-awesome-fantastic party, Matt -- thanks!

I got my t-shirt autographed by all the mods! Doesn't that just make me the apple-polishing geek Queen of the May?

But how the hell did I end up with this box of MeFi CDs in my car?

See my eBay auction! Original CDs, just 99 cents plus shipping!
posted by ottereroticist at 3:14 AM on July 15, 2007


Absolutely, mathowie, thanks.
posted by janell at 3:14 AM on July 15, 2007


I want the world to know that Cortex is the kind of person who takes a bite out of a doughnut and puts the rest back in the box.
posted by ottereroticist at 3:16 AM on July 15, 2007


I was going to drive up for the weekend but when I went to pick up the car, my reservation had been deleted.
posted by sluglicker at 3:32 AM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was going to fly over for the weekend on the wonderchicken industries™ corporate jet, but when I got to the airport they told me that there is in fact no wonderchicken industries™ corporate jet, and that I should go back home and take a nice nap.

God damn them.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:05 AM on July 15, 2007


They're eating donuts off the floor?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:34 AM on July 15, 2007


Isn't this thread useless without pictures?
posted by trip and a half at 5:31 AM on July 15, 2007


Cider. Tell me tales of Cider.
posted by Jofus at 7:06 AM on July 15, 2007


WE CAN HAS PIX??
posted by languagehat at 7:06 AM on July 15, 2007


All these people asking for pix should have just shown up! did you lose your invitation? Afroblanco flew in from NYC. Jessamyn flew in from Vermont. Me and DaShiv came up from San Francisco...

I tried taking a couple pictures but it was too dark. There was definitely at least a hundred people there and crowded enough that I found it hard to get my turn at Galaga and DigDug but a young enough crowd that I quickly made the high score on Asteroids...
posted by vacapinta at 7:12 AM on July 15, 2007


I'll take up a fuckin' collection next time to get me across the Pacific, I guess, then. I wish.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:34 AM on July 15, 2007


I sent a double but it got deleted.
posted by srboisvert at 7:36 AM on July 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I want the world to know that Cortex is the kind of person who takes a bite out of a doughnut and puts the rest back in the box.

Slander. I took several bites out of that donut.

But how the hell did I end up with this box of MeFi CDs in my car?

There's a hilarious story that'll I'll be sure to tell you some time.

Speaking of, we snagged $119 last night on meficomp purchases. Awesome.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:45 AM on July 15, 2007


Also, I waved at vacapinta like three times but never actually talked to him because he was always being attended to by attractive women.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on July 15, 2007


Have a ridiculous number of drinks for me, y'hear?

I did!

I also just had a minor freakout because I haven't changed my laptop over to Pacific Time yet and was reading all these posts and thinking "oh shit checkout time was twenty minutes ago and I'm barely conscious!"

I wound up with a shirt and a box of blue sharpies. And a belly full of donuts. And a high score on Tempest for most of the night [* shakes fist at gluechunk *].

One of my favorite parts besides the obvious "meeting everyone and drinking" part was that there were some old school games that didn't have a free play option, they just had some crazy amount of credits on them. So, when you wanted to play Frogger or Tempest and they didn't have any more credits, you had to go to the guy whose nametag just said "Evil Bartender" and he would give you fistfuls of quarters to plug into the game.

Pictures forthcoming. Thanks to everyone for coming out.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:23 AM on July 15, 2007


you had to go to the guy whose nametag just said "Evil Bartender"

Oh, his nametag said that? That's a relief. I thought he was just being a real son of a bitch to people when I wasn't looking or something.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:40 AM on July 15, 2007


I am strangely entirely conscious and healthy, despite also helping with drinking a ridiculous amount. ... You know, for stavros.

It was pretty much the most enjoyable Saturday night I've had in a long long time. It was great to meet people. Of course, now I have to consider the fact that real people are reading my words here. Crazy.

Thanks, Matt/Jess/Cortex/etc/etc, it was awesome.

Now if I could just figure out where my wallet went.
posted by blacklite at 9:41 AM on July 15, 2007


But how the hell did I end up with this box of MeFi CDs in my car?

I ended up with an empty CD case, but the bar ended up with a free CD ...

Fun times, y'all. Thanks.
posted by librarina at 9:48 AM on July 15, 2007


Thanks, Matt, for a great party.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:48 AM on July 15, 2007


The best part was finally meeting the cabal and learning which posters the moderators had personal problems with and whose posts would be deleted more often. That and the random wheel of bannination.

Thanks again, Matt!
posted by stet at 10:12 AM on July 15, 2007


I added a few photos from the party to the MetaFilter pool. I could use help with usernames.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:45 AM on July 15, 2007


I managed to MAX home without passing out on the tracks.

As far as I know.

Thanks Matt, that was a great party.
posted by dersins at 11:00 AM on July 15, 2007


I got my CD signed by the mods, even though only one of them is on it. I would have gotten my shirt signed, but then I never could have washed it.

I already have an assortment of body parts I can't wash because of that.
posted by Nabubrush at 11:37 AM on July 15, 2007


Wait, cmonkey has hair now? What's the world (or Portland) coming to?
posted by taz at 11:39 AM on July 15, 2007


Aww, man.... I was really hoping to come, but ended up having to work over the weekend due to an indecisive client not making their deadlines. BUMMER!

I await the stellar pics from DaShiv, certain to make me even angrier about not being able to come.
posted by Salmonberry at 11:49 AM on July 15, 2007


Librarina- sorry to hear you didn't get the CD back. We could send you a fresh one if you want.
posted by Secretariat at 12:11 PM on July 15, 2007


I hear you have a few extras.
posted by dersins at 12:11 PM on July 15, 2007


One or two, yeah.

Cortex tried to leave them in ottereroticist's car, but I think she's wise to him.
posted by Secretariat at 1:09 PM on July 15, 2007


Wait, cmonkey has hair now? What's the world (or Portland) coming to?

As I understand/remember it, Speklet shaved her head and then put together a very convincing wig for cmonkey.
posted by alan at 1:22 PM on July 15, 2007


heh. It's all coming together now.

But if cmonkey starts showing up with tiny animals on his fingers and specklet is attending punk concerts in the Ukraine, I'll get confused again.
posted by taz at 1:34 PM on July 15, 2007


Thanks to everyone kind enough to buy a comp (most everybody)!

Apologies to everyone I said something incoherent to, dropped something on, or forgot to shout out (most everybody)!

It was absolutely great to run around town with the talented and sweet DaShiv and meet so many of you. (Lynsey, so sorry I missed saying goodbye; I just loved talking to you.) Thanks again, Matt, for an amazing party.
posted by melissa may at 1:35 PM on July 15, 2007


As I understand/remember it, Speklet shaved her head and then put together a very convincing wig for cmonkey.

It's true, and it was very kind of her. Not many people will make that kind of sacrifice.
posted by cmonkey at 2:23 PM on July 15, 2007


Thanks for a great evening, everyone! It was quite entertaining to blather with/at y'all.

Now, back to sleeping it off...
posted by introcosm at 5:15 PM on July 15, 2007


Wow, what a fun night. I'm so glad I came out and had the chance to meet so many awesome people. The night really confirmed my decision to move basecamp to the PacNW. Hearty thanks to every person who made the night possible.

Free Drinks! is so dangerous (haven't left the couch yet today) and apparently so is Free Games! as my feet have a wicked DDR hangover.


So, this is a weekly event, right?
posted by click at 6:34 PM on July 15, 2007


I had a great time but woke up this morning totally dizzy. Had to stay in bed all day. I didn't drunk much at all, so I'm blaming it on the video games. Thanks again, Matt.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 6:54 PM on July 15, 2007


So, this is a weekly event, right?

It better be. :)

I'll help figure it out, right after I finally go to sleep. Right about ... now. Just got home. So exhausted. Great weekend.
posted by blacklite at 8:15 PM on July 15, 2007


Great meetup moment: blacklite walks up and introduces himself. He's standing near an actual black light, and the name 'blacklite' is glowing on his white nametag. Real-life eponysteria!
posted by agropyron at 12:13 AM on July 16, 2007


:)

and you no shoot photo evidence? *spank, spank*
posted by taz at 4:23 AM on July 16, 2007


Ok, so I am totally late to the Thanks For A Great Party Thread (goddamn STP bikers got in at like 7pm, I didn't get back to Seattle til midnight last night) but I wanted to add my heap o thanks, this was a really great night.

Dios is nothing like I thought he would be.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:10 AM on July 16, 2007


Real-life eponysteria!

I saw it too so I'll sign the affadvait! My pinball related thumb injury is healing nicely.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:40 AM on July 16, 2007


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