Where were you when the bomb went off? August 13, 2007 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Meatbomb the West Coast! LA stizz, yo. August 23 (er so— road trips itineraries are notoriously hard to get spot), the esteemed will be out in LA with his lovely (who apparently we apparently put a guilt headlock on about the Pacific, scummy and salty). Since me an' the Hodg are the two points on this, and since we've only been here two months (each of us! Wild!), we'll be looking for places what where to doing this. Come follow inside, all!
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:04 AM (61 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I say somewhere on the West Side, but that's because a) I know other MeFites are over here, and b) I don't like driving. Hodg is some sorta Encino man though, or something...

Meatbomb, are you going to need a place to crash?
posted by klangklangston at 8:06 AM on August 13, 2007

I ran that through babelfish, and I still don't understand it.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:46 AM on August 13, 2007

this is like knockoff beat poetry
posted by matteo at 8:47 AM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

You know it happens every time. They're a good kid all their lives, and then as soon as they move out to L.A. they get hopped up on goofballs and start making MetaTalk posts that sound like they were written by a Nigerian businessman. We as a website have got to figure out a way to prevent our children from moving off to the godforsaken big city. More county fairs?
posted by ND¢ at 8:57 AM on August 13, 2007 [2 favorites]

A Thursday? Yeah, I could probably do that.
posted by the_bone at 9:09 AM on August 13, 2007

I'm pretty sure Meatbomb is driving from Erie to Chicago today so is unlikely to check in here until later. fwiw.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:22 AM on August 13, 2007


ps to ND¢— I nevar had the four h's.
posted by klangklangston at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2007

Hendrix, Hennesey's, Handjobs, and Hash?
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:00 AM on August 13, 2007

Heroin, Hos, Hegel and Habermas?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:02 AM on August 13, 2007

Heart, Hands, Health and Huguenots?
posted by box at 10:17 AM on August 13, 2007

Heads, Houlders, Hees and Hoes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:28 AM on August 13, 2007 [2 favorites]

Hees and Hoes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:29 AM on August 13, 2007 [3 favorites]

Heyes and hears and a houth and a hose.
posted by sonofslim at 10:48 AM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Head, heart, hands and health, guys. Jeez. Weren't any of you raised in flyover country?
posted by klangklangston at 11:03 AM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yo klangsterson: I remember you being suave and articulate not more than a couple months ago. Is the L.A. air that bad for you?
posted by ardgedee at 11:09 AM on August 13, 2007

The air coming out of the goofball pipe is.

ps - I was in 4H. I remember doing a project on some aspect of farming or animal life that was very well-received amongst my fellow members. Goofball free for going on 30 years!
posted by ND¢ at 11:12 AM on August 13, 2007

Dear klang,
Get well soon.
posted by Kwine at 11:13 AM on August 13, 2007

Hees and Hoes.
posted by terrapin at 11:36 AM on August 13, 2007

"Yo klangsterson: I remember you being suave and articulate not more than a couple months ago. Is the L.A. air that bad for you?"

Espresso this morning; I feel like Cornholio.
posted by klangklangston at 11:48 AM on August 13, 2007

Aside from being mildly wary of klangklangston now (nods soothingly, looks for exit), I would be thrilled to be a part of the LA Meatbombing.

Still hoping to see Meatbomb in DC, but as I'll be in LA from the 20th to the 24th (work + scouting for my upcoming permanent move there!), why not seize the opportunity when it presents itself? I'd love to meet some LA folks too.

Only place I know to suggest is the Short Stop on Sunset near Dodger Stadium. I'm staying near Barnsdall Art Park, and I'd prefer not to go too far west, but I will if need be.
posted by crabintheocean at 12:28 PM on August 13, 2007

klangklangston = too cool, well, to be understood.
posted by Cranberry at 2:21 PM on August 13, 2007

Dudes, we are so there, can't wait to see all you good people.

If there are places to crash, that is an extra bonus. If there are special herbal diet supplements, that will make me cum, because I am very up for the full Californian clean living experience I have heard so much about. In fact, just typing the words "herbal diet supplements" is getting me a little bit hard. But hey, enough about my erection, right?

Obviously I have no fucking clue where this thing should happen, but wherever it is I am totally there, with my excellent woman.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:39 PM on August 13, 2007

Nono, tell us more about your giant cock.
posted by Catfry at 2:53 PM on August 13, 2007

Shit, I was in Meatbomb proximity today? How'd you like that 90-degree I-90 turn right as you got into Cleveland, mang? Were you the fucker that almost ran me over on W. 25th?
posted by sciurus at 4:30 PM on August 13, 2007

I will be there. Oh, yes, yes I will.
posted by jmhodges at 7:11 PM on August 13, 2007

Oh, and Encino is, indeed, my place (hey, its close to work, okay?). Meat, you could crash at my place. I could give up my queen sized bed for the evening.

There is pretty much zero choices for places to hang around my part of town. Those looking to get hooked up with some massage therapists will find them aplenty, however. Don't expect me to help.

Safari Sam's down on Sunset seems an alright place, but I've only been there once and that was during Bootie LA, the pirate-themed mashup night. Suggestions?

Also, goofballs are delicious.
posted by jmhodges at 7:19 PM on August 13, 2007

honeys, horses, homegrown and handguns.
posted by bruce at 9:02 PM on August 13, 2007

I will be back in town then! Heyyyyyy.
posted by speicus at 11:09 PM on August 13, 2007

sciurus, if you had reacted earlier you could have had all the free beer you could drink.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:19 AM on August 14, 2007

I'd love to finally hit a MeFi meetup, with the bonus that I think I'll actually be in town!

Safari Sam's night be nice, or we could take over the biergarten at the Red Lion!
posted by starscream at 4:32 PM on August 14, 2007

Hey, it looks like this didn't get into the meetup list. Should we create a new thread with the Add Meetup or just get an admin to hack us up a fix?
posted by jmhodges at 7:12 PM on August 14, 2007

The Red Lion is just a couple minutes away from me (it's in Silver Lake, I'm in Los Feliz) and is awesome, so visualise me doing a thumbs up-kind of thing regarding that destination.
posted by the_bone at 8:03 PM on August 14, 2007

I'm okay with Red Lion, as long as no one as any strong objections.
posted by jmhodges at 2:15 AM on August 15, 2007

Looks good to me.
posted by crabintheocean at 4:53 AM on August 15, 2007

I'll try to make it, advisorly demands permitting.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:38 AM on August 15, 2007

This is the silliest meetup thread ever. I'm (provisionally) there!
posted by Space Kitty at 10:31 AM on August 15, 2007

Is there a proposed time for this schnitzel party?
posted by mzurer at 12:20 PM on August 15, 2007

Since it's on a Thursday, and maybe some people from the west side would wanna come, I propose something like 7?
posted by starscream at 4:56 PM on August 15, 2007

Getting from the Westside to Silver Lake by 7:00 on a weeknight could take more than an hour, which might make some people a no-go (me, for one).
posted by scody at 7:34 PM on August 15, 2007

Oof! I was looking at September... I'll be coming from The Valley if at all, and chances go up if it's near my home, which is near Klang's, which is near Culver City. On the other hand the last one was a mile from my house, and I didn't make it, so I would not make any plans based on me, if I were you.
posted by mzurer at 10:37 PM on August 15, 2007

Scody (et al.), what would be a better time? 8? 9?
posted by speicus at 12:11 AM on August 16, 2007

8:00 would give me a better chance to make it, though with my orgy of book deadlines these days, I'm still not a guarantee. 7:00 would be totally out (I don't leave work till 6 or 6:30 most nights).
posted by scody at 2:32 PM on August 16, 2007

How about we just start at 8pm, and folks who can't do 8 come when they can?
posted by crabintheocean at 12:54 AM on August 17, 2007

So, I'm hearing 8:00 PDT at the Red Lion, which is located at 2336 Glendale Blvd. Sound good?
posted by jmhodges at 2:42 PM on August 17, 2007

Gotta teach that night. Bummer.
posted by k8t at 5:40 PM on August 19, 2007

hees and hoes
posted by Space Kitty at 11:21 PM on August 20, 2007

Right across the street from Red Lion is Cha Cha's, which serves the meanest bloody mary on the east side. And has two foosball tables.
posted by phaedon at 2:18 PM on August 22, 2007

Woo hoo see you tonight peoples!!!
posted by Meatbomb at 9:42 AM on August 23, 2007

I just smashed the front of my car. I won't be able to make it. However, my room is still available for Meatbomb, etc. Give me a call at the number I mailed you.
posted by jmhodges at 6:47 PM on August 23, 2007

Aww, I'm in town and I have missed this. Hope the pictures are up soon!
posted by halonine at 10:32 PM on August 23, 2007

I am so sad to have missed this - since Monday I've been having really bad dizziness, it comes and goes, but I can't walk in a straight line, and I probably shouldn't drive. I actually drove down to The Red Lion tonight, but I shouldn't have; I realized that I was going to be acting too weird to meet new people, and that 'Hi, I know I seem drunk, but it's actually this weird balance thing' wasn't a great conversation starter, so I just drove back to my hotel. I need to head home tomorrow and go to the doctor. So sorry y'all, I hope I'm in LA for the next one, and I hope Meatbomb is still heading to DC next week.
posted by crabintheocean at 10:37 PM on August 23, 2007

I hate missing this damn thing. Update, update, update, good sirs! How are the travelling couple?
posted by jmhodges at 10:44 PM on August 23, 2007

hmhodges, crabintheocean I hope you're both feeling better! It was awesome meeting everybody - great time had by all. Can't wait to see the pictures!!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:03 AM on August 24, 2007

(jmhodges. stupid hangnail!)
posted by Space Kitty at 9:03 AM on August 24, 2007

How come this goddamned thread doesn't show up in "My Activity"?

I'll post the Ken Mok pictures when I get home from work.
posted by klangklangston at 10:57 AM on August 24, 2007

Crikey, I can't believe that I completely forgot about this!! Next time Gadget, next time!
posted by starscream at 1:19 PM on August 24, 2007

You home from work with those pictures yet, klangklangston?
posted by mumkin at 3:14 PM on January 23, 2008

Traffic is just miserable, mumkin.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:19 PM on January 23, 2008

I thought I did post those pictures to flickr, like, forever ago. I dunno. It's shitstorm central at work today (a designer's out sick, so I've gotta cover, and trying to figure out where people store their files and what stage they're at with their shit is a fucking nightmare), but I'll try to post 'em again, assuming there's power at home—we had a brownout/blackout last night.
posted by klangklangston at 3:54 PM on January 23, 2008

Oh, wait... are these photos from the August 23, 2007 meetup? I've been populating the Photos metadata for past meetups where possible, (perhaps mistakenly) searching attendees' Flickr archives for EXIF dates that coincide with meetup dates. Those pics claim to have been shot on April 1, 2006... 'zat a previous Meetup, or just incorrect date/timestamping by your camera?
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