Please label the NYC meetup photos. January 24, 2002 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Hope the good souls who post photos from the NY Mefi party will let the rest of us have some vicarious fun by attaching users names to users faces. Will make future posts and comments so much more vivid.
posted by Voyageman to General Weblog-Related at 9:12 PM (35 comments total)

Sorry. Should have been Metafilter-related, or Etiquette perhaps.
posted by Voyageman at 9:13 PM on January 24, 2002

Look here.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:27 PM on January 24, 2002

Damn. Oh well maybe next time.
posted by Voyageman at 9:30 PM on January 24, 2002

Thanks for the free drinks and fries.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:41 PM on January 24, 2002

Unfortunately, nobody brought a camera. However, suffice it to say tht absolutely noone looked like I thoght they would, however a good time was had by all.
And ladies, my buddy Rob arrived about 10 minutes after you left and was disappointed by the lack of babeage in the room. However, me joe and nick had a good time on the F-train exchaging stories of drunken grandeur.
posted by jonmc at 10:24 PM on January 24, 2002

I actually forgot it was tonight. That kinda sucks. Guess you'll just have to organize another one soon, Paris. :)
posted by Doug at 10:24 PM on January 24, 2002

No. I've done my share. I'm going to focus on FPPs from now on (the PP does not stand for ParisParamus)
posted by ParisParamus at 10:59 PM on January 24, 2002

Recap, to the best of my memory:

Had a nice talk with goneill, mlang and swift.

UncleFes actually took the subway. Palegirl lied to me and I believed her (she's a choreoanimator...). It was her friend with the bruise, but I was looking the other way(!).

It turns out that nicwolff works not just in the same building as IOP (my wife's company, where I also work occasionally), but on the same floor.

ParisParamus arrived late and exhausted, but must be wonderful to talk to when he's fully awake.

MiguelCardoso called from Portugal and had better luck with the connection than realjanetkagan who called from somewhere in New York.

Also briefly talked with BT and mdn who were at the other end of the table.

And what can I possibly say about jonmc that hasn't already been said? Also got to meet his friend Rob the EMT, the two of them told stories that probably grayed my hair.

(and I think that's everyone...)
posted by joemaller at 11:54 PM on January 24, 2002

Wow, cool. Thanks for the update Joe.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:04 AM on January 25, 2002

Adding to joemaller's overview: A small group, but a good time. jonmc, swift, mlang and goneil got things going early; after some trouble getting the attention of the single, overworked waiter we settled in to the fascinating stories of screen names. I recall that palegirl summed up things on her arrival with "Greetings, Nerds!" When UncleFes appeared, the fact that he's not a bald, giggling degenerate took some getting used to.

The Transatlantic Call of Miguel seemed so bloody improbable and yet inevitable: everyone cheered! The question "does MiguelCardoso sleep?" must now be asked, and some kind of U.N. Task Force be put to work getting to the bottom of this.

As has been noted on the original thread, the French-subtitled Beach Blanket Bingo playing behind us made everything appropriately surreal and celebratory.

Great to meet everyone -- esp. those who made it in from outside the city -- and sorry I didn't get to talk to some more. Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Paris.
posted by BT at 6:31 AM on January 25, 2002

New Jersey. I called from New Jersey. Now I'm even sorrier I couldn't be there---I'd've brought a camera or two.
posted by realjanetkagan at 9:15 AM on January 25, 2002

It was "nerds ahoy!" actually, I think.

I and my pale friend had an almost surprisingly good time. Nice meeting you guys.
posted by palegirl at 9:38 AM on January 25, 2002

Sorry I wasn't able to make it. I had a bunch of stuff to do and it just wasn't feasable. Maybe next time (I'll bring the ice cream and spin some DMB on the jukebox).
posted by tomorama at 10:21 AM on January 25, 2002

Everyone is so damn young! Also, someone was excessively eager to present her just-below-the-waistline bruise. Also, Beach Blanket Bingo with French subtitles was kind of cool... — ParisParamus, imported from the old thread

Paris, I'm about your age, but when I start complaining about cute young programmers — hell, men or women — showing off their giant ass-bruises is the day I stop going to parties at all! If I had that bruise I'd have drawn a little face on it and sat backward all night.

But thanks for finding Blah Blah — phone manners notwithstanding, it's a great little place and was perfect for the group hang — I wish it were in my neighborhood!

Hey, maybe I'll try to organize a Manhattan MeFiesta in the spring — how would people feel about having it at my house instead of a bar? There'd be no smoking, but there'd be a cat, so there might still be allergies.

Oh, and to contribute to the recap: mlang and goneill didn't make out (much) but did fall asleep in or near each other's arms. You can make BT's day by complimenting his taste in eyewear. Someone had told UncleFes that it was a costume party, and he came dressed as a grown-up. Palegirl is no paler than the rest of us, and almost surprisingly not dead; she and her bruised lurker friend were hypnotized by the flowing ooze but snapped out of it and gave a stirring rendition of the big-screen amine subtitles.

joe: choreoanimator?! Ha! I loved that show. See you on the 10th floor...
posted by nicwolff at 12:10 PM on January 25, 2002

Or, wait, was it swift with the eyewear?

mlang has posted a giant hilarious recap in the other thread.
posted by nicwolff at 12:16 PM on January 25, 2002

I was the one who kept hanging up on people, in the blue and yellow skirt.
posted by swift at 12:36 PM on January 25, 2002

I admit it: I'm vain about the glasses. 8-)
posted by BT at 1:18 PM on January 25, 2002

I had a lovely time too - apologies for depleting the "babeage" resources by leaving too early, but I was tired (& broke).

mlang's post is fabulous (and the Department of Poetic Considerations confirms that his current license is in fact valid).

I was surprised everyone thought I was a boy because I've been referred to in more than one thread with the correct pronoun and even by my first name - which I noticed because I was used to people making mistakes about that when I posted at Salon's table talk with the same user name. Our group was a little heavy on the Y chromosomes but I guess that's not so shocking, considering, you know, it's metafilter.

posted by mdn at 1:45 PM on January 25, 2002

Next time, East Village, please. OR Larchmont.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:31 PM on January 25, 2002

nicwolf, since I didn't even go to this one, I hardly have the right to talk, but I'd much rather do it in a bar/chucky cheese. I once tried to go to a political meeting in someone's house and got the wrong place. It scarred me. Deep.
posted by Doug at 4:51 PM on January 25, 2002

hey i had a nice time meeting you guys last night, too, and i'm glad you all enjoyed my bruise as much as i hoped you would. i'm proud to be a cute young programmer - man or woman.
posted by captain obvious at 7:55 PM on January 25, 2002

Ah, we brough captain obvious and her bruise out of lurkerdom. This is a good thing. Too bad you didn't wait for my EMT buddy, he could have treated it for you ;)
BTW, (those at the Metafiesta will understand) I'm still employed! Phew.
posted by jonmc at 8:07 PM on January 25, 2002

Our group was a little heavy on the Y chromosomes...

I know, I brought two of them myself.
posted by jonmc at 8:15 PM on January 25, 2002

Glad to hear it, Jon! (Uh, the continuing employment, not the two Y chromosomes... Not that you should have some other quantity!)

Doug: it's just that Friday seems to be the best day for the most people, and we've tried before and failed to think of a good lounge-type place downtown that isn't too loud on Friday night. I promise: it's easy to find my house! Anyway, I'm sure there'll be a long discussion in that thread...
posted by nicwolff at 8:30 PM on January 25, 2002

I'm fine with someone's apartment, or a bar-lounge-restaurant-etc, but will veto any chuck e cheese proposals. Just so ya know.

so jon, you mean you & yr EMT friend, or you have some interesting chromosomal situation, or what?

posted by mdn at 11:51 PM on January 25, 2002

Hey, what a party!

I'd been off MeTa for 48 hours now and this morning, when I woke up - presto! So much to read in one go! I'm usually a one-new-comment reader so this was amazing. I feel gorged.

Thanks all for talking to me over the phone. For everyone else's information, I talked to ParisParamus, mlang, Uncle Fes, BT and JonMc. All had sexy voices, very fast and friendly, soft-spoken but excited - and I thought Internet people lacked communication skills. Another myth bits the dust.

It was a thrill. The Blah Blah sounded great too. Realjanetkagan: you should consider moving to Lisbon if you want to get through next time!

And the descriptions of the party just show that no, you didn't have to be there. Hell, I feel I'm still there myself..

Hugs and kisses, really! :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:54 AM on January 26, 2002

Hell, I feel I'm still there myself..

Snap out of it, Miguel!
Sounds like everyone had a great time. Can't wait for MeFiSea2...
posted by j.edwards at 3:12 AM on January 26, 2002

Ummm. According to a theory circulating a few years back:

Double Y chrosome in males = psychotic.

My attempt at neurological self parody. Fell flat I guess, but whaddaya expect from a three-foot pespi shill?
posted by jonmc at 6:01 PM on January 26, 2002

Double Y's have a disproportionate representation in the life-without-parole crowd, jonnie mac. Extra testosterone, tendencies toward sociopathy and sadism, and iirc, reduced sensitivity to pain.

Now that you mention it, that does sorta listen, circa last Thursday around 11:30. You may want to consider getting one of those Medicalert bracelets.
posted by UncleFes at 9:34 PM on January 26, 2002

nicwolff: No problem with the cat but...what floor are you on and are the stairs marble? [Serious question: These days, Ricky has a back problem and I have a low energy problem---and when we were both young and agile, we lived in a 5th floor walk-up with marble stairs that made us both hurt even then!] If your building has an elevator and the elevator works, we'd be delighted to meet you and your cat.
posted by realjanetkagan at 10:00 PM on January 26, 2002

taken from criminological theory (akers):

The finding in some studies that the proportion of XYY males in prison pupulations (from 1 to 3 percent) is higher than in the general male population (less than 1 percent)... If the XYY syndrome plays any role in criminal causation it would seem to be a very minute one. .. Males with XYY chromosomal abnormality found in prison populations are less likely than other prisoners to be incarcerated for violent offenses. In fact, the percentage of instituionalized males who have the Klinefelter syndrom (an extra chromosome of XXY) equals or exceeds the percentage with the extra male chromosome. Only a small proportion of XYY males commit crimes of any kind, and there is simply no evidence that the XYY syndromes is a specific cause of any criminal behavior. Even major contemporary proponents of biological explanations of crime dismiss the XYY theory as scientifically invalid.
posted by lotsofno at 8:59 AM on January 27, 2002

Klinefelter_syndrome is my screen name when I hang in the Gilmore Girls chat rooms.

Nobody ever talks to me.
posted by dong_resin at 9:30 AM on January 27, 2002

Even major contemporary proponents of biological explanations of crime dismiss the XYY theory as scientifically invalid.

Damn! A perfectly good line of crap - denounced! :)
posted by UncleFes at 9:12 PM on January 27, 2002

I can't believe I missed it! Due to circumstances beyond my control, of course.

I vote for Manhattan next time, or at least on the weekend if it's going to be out in the suburbs ;-) and/or a house without cats (no offense to your feline, nicwolff, but I'm allergic).
posted by witchstone at 7:23 AM on January 28, 2002

Definitely Manhattan next time... Maybe we can do it on a Thursday, which might make more sense in terms of finding quieter lounges...
posted by TNLNYC at 6:24 AM on January 31, 2002

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