Jeg taler ikke hverken dansk eller engelsk. July 16, 2007 3:39 AM   Subscribe

Copenhagen is an extraordinary city of note and repute. It deserves a meetup.
posted by gramschmidt to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:39 AM (36 comments total)

Despite the pointedly unfortunate demise of Ungdomshuset, Nice Donkey and I will be visiting Copenhagen this week and would be honored to share a beer with the greater Danish (and Swedish, of course, from across the bridge) MetaFilter contingent. And by "share a beer", I mean, literally, that we should all pitch in on a single beer and a number of straws. Cost effective, don't you know.

Possible locations (suggested by dabitch) include the BrewPub and Nyhavn 17.

The proposed date is this Friday the 20th of July. Is this possible or desirable for any relevant parties?
posted by gramschmidt at 3:40 AM on July 16, 2007

Your title...
The "hverken" directly translates as "neither", so the "ikke", meaning "not" is redundant.
In fairness I think it is very common to say that sort of thing in spoken language.
Of course me correcting the grammar of a sentence which specifically is about you not knowing the language is sorta anal and useless, but anyhow (can't come btw, not even if the straws are crazy straws...).
posted by Catfry at 4:32 AM on July 16, 2007

Sounds wonderful, wonderful.
posted by Jofus at 5:16 AM on July 16, 2007

Sure, why not.
posted by sveskemus at 6:01 AM on July 16, 2007

Oh, and my vote is for BrewPub as the venue.
posted by sveskemus at 6:10 AM on July 16, 2007

Suggestion: take your longboat south to Holland when you're done in crazy Denmark.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:34 AM on July 16, 2007

I'll bring a user who has 13 times more favorites than posts and reveal whether she is my girlfriend, sockpuppet, or both.
posted by sveskemus at 8:26 AM on July 16, 2007

Yes, my Danish host/colleague told me approximately the same thing about my title before I posted it. I stand by my slightly improper and awkward decision, including the content of the title itself.

But I think the BrewPub sounds ideal. I'll put this on the meetups sidebar thing, and I look forward to seeing everyone there, including all sockpuppets, trivial or not, and including gnfti, who is tactfully reminded of the efficient, affordable, and potentially northbound nature of the European railway system.

How does 20.00 sound?
posted by gramschmidt at 3:58 PM on July 16, 2007

have fun you guys! shout me out, too (i really like that place) : >
posted by amberglow at 4:13 PM on July 16, 2007

Eight o'clock sounds fine.
posted by sveskemus at 4:28 PM on July 16, 2007

I'd like to tactfully remind gram of the spacious, financially anemic nature of my wallet.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:16 PM on July 16, 2007

I'm wretchedly jealous. *I* want to be in Copenhagen.
posted by digitalis at 5:55 PM on July 16, 2007

(I used to live in det sorte hest on vesterbrogade 148 or was it 149, and I haven't been around there for 25 years... My God, how time flies... I wish I could join you...)
posted by growabrain at 7:43 PM on July 16, 2007

Sorry, gnfti. We shouldn't have burned the trebuchet with the longboat
posted by Cranberry at 11:47 PM on July 16, 2007

I'll be there are the Brewpub, nice!

I might come a little ar
posted by dabitch at 3:06 AM on July 17, 2007

wtf? I lost half my post there. Nevermind.
posted by dabitch at 3:39 AM on July 17, 2007

I thought you were just acting like an aroused pirate.
posted by sveskemus at 4:28 AM on July 17, 2007

posted by dabitch at 4:39 AM on July 17, 2007

That should be the dress code btw. Aroused Pirate.
posted by dabitch at 4:39 AM on July 17, 2007

Fantastic! A meet up just after I join MeFi (after years of lurking) and just after I leave Copenhagen!
posted by conifer at 6:25 AM on July 17, 2007

Aroused Pirate.

Wait, so you've already seen my new facial hair?
posted by gramschmidt at 5:08 AM on July 18, 2007

Meetup n00b question: How will we find each other in the (possibly) crowded bar?
posted by sveskemus at 12:54 PM on July 19, 2007

Easy, I'll be the drunken redheaded aroused pirate! You be one of the other aroused pirates!
posted by dabitch at 2:57 PM on July 19, 2007

Well, I was perfectly serious about the new facial hair thing, and I'll also get there early and put up a sign with an arrow or something like that.

Or perhaps I'll just set our section of the building on fire and you can look for the flames or, for those visually impaired MetaFilterians, listen for the screams.
posted by gramschmidt at 6:06 AM on July 20, 2007

In my experience, the way we find each other is that somebody makes a sign that says MetaFilter. Also, you can look for the guy with the ridiculous facial hair (that would be gram), and the confused and jet-lagged American girl (me).

I can't make heads or tails of this place. Nobody pronounces things the way they are spelled. I ate pickled herring for breakfast this morning. And Curious George is Peter Pedal!
posted by Nice Donkey at 6:11 AM on July 20, 2007

Or what gram said.
posted by Nice Donkey at 6:12 AM on July 20, 2007

Most of my pics were as blurred as my vision, here are a few though.
posted by dabitch at 6:22 AM on July 21, 2007

and a few more
posted by dabitch at 7:33 AM on July 21, 2007

gram : P

(cool facial hair tho)

Looks like fun!
posted by amberglow at 9:02 AM on July 21, 2007

We did do proper shoutouts too - but I didn't get any decent shots of them. Also it was mighty mighty fun.
posted by dabitch at 10:03 AM on July 21, 2007

I had lots of fun. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.
posted by sveskemus at 3:22 PM on July 22, 2007

Some more pictures. I didn't get most of the shoutouts so hopefully gramschmidt and Nice Donkey will post their pictures too when they get a chance.
posted by sveskemus at 3:38 AM on July 23, 2007

Ok you guys are hot. And I totally would've placed my bets on the Denmark foosball team. And a longboat shoutout! I approve of this meetup.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:25 AM on July 23, 2007

i'm so jealous that you guys can still smoke in bars--you don't have the bans that are happening everywhere else?
posted by amberglow at 12:36 PM on July 23, 2007

(those black earrings on nelle are totally fab, btw) : >
posted by amberglow at 12:39 PM on July 23, 2007

Sorry for the photo delay, everybody. I've been without time and reliable net access for and few days. And now I'm going to start a new MeTa thread, owing to the significance of the shout-outs and the amazing super colossal nature of the meetup. Indeed.
posted by gramschmidt at 3:42 PM on July 24, 2007

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