I BRING YOU FIRE... AND CHEEZBORGERS December 18, 2008 1:24 PM   Subscribe


January 7th, 6pm, Billy Goat under Michigan Avenue. Do not arrive naked.
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM (41 comments total)

But we can still leave naked, right?
posted by crush-onastick at 1:29 PM on December 18, 2008

Does it count as naked if you're wearing socks?
posted by burnmp3s at 1:38 PM on December 18, 2008

Who do we have to bribe?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:46 PM on December 18, 2008

Might be in, depends on class.
posted by MeetMegan at 2:11 PM on December 18, 2008

As usual, I will be at work right down the street until 1am. Hoist one for me!
posted by jtron at 2:33 PM on December 18, 2008

I'm really hoping it snows that night. A lot. You see, I bought my then-girlfriend's engagement ring at a place on Wabash that is running a promotion that offers 50% off your total purchase price if it snows over 6" on January 7th.
posted by nitsuj at 2:46 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

What, no steak and egg tag?

Also, that steak and egg done me wrong when I tried it last time. Was up all night with tummy upset. I'm back to the Polish, baby!
posted by misskaz at 2:53 PM on December 18, 2008

You can leave naked. In January. Next to the river.

Go ahead.

Early flight next day, but will try to make it.
posted by eriko at 3:46 PM on December 18, 2008

I am wearing the Billy Goat shirt I picked up at the meetup in October. I wish I could be there with y'all.
posted by sciurus at 6:16 PM on December 18, 2008

Congratulations on the engagement, nitsuj! Where did you get the ring, exactly? I'm in the market for one myself...
posted by jtron at 6:41 PM on December 18, 2008

Hopefully I will not be [] this time. I may be naked under my clothes.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:34 AM on December 19, 2008

I'm thinking I can make it.
posted by veggieboy at 7:44 AM on December 19, 2008

Hey, I think I can make it!
posted by Iridic at 11:11 AM on December 19, 2008

I can totally make it!
posted by buriednexttoyou at 4:20 PM on December 19, 2008

...and I am a nevernude
posted by buriednexttoyou at 4:21 PM on December 19, 2008

But I have to be naked. If I wear clothes, things go badly when I try to smear bear grease on myself and then MAKE WAR UPON MY ENEMIES.
posted by sparkletone at 6:11 PM on December 19, 2008

Who must be the bears, I'm guessing.
posted by eriko at 7:38 PM on December 19, 2008

Bears? In the winter? Don't be silly.

posted by sparkletone at 5:35 AM on December 20, 2008

Ooh, hey, I might be in town for this.
posted by mismatched at 11:24 AM on December 20, 2008

True. If you're enemy was the bears, you'd be wearing cheese on your head.
posted by eriko at 3:31 PM on December 20, 2008

See you there!
posted by halonine at 5:57 PM on December 21, 2008

Working until 8:30 on Wednesdays now. Not gonna happen. As long as it's monthly, any way to alternate days of the week to catch the not-on-Wednesdays? (Not that I have a great track record showing up-- that would be NO track record for showing up), but just sayin.
posted by nax at 3:12 PM on December 22, 2008

nax: how far from the Goat do you work? We'll still be there well after 8:30, under most circumstances.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:32 AM on December 23, 2008

I'm all the way up in Evanston. I can get downtown in about 20 minutes, then it's just finding parking. I actually went to the (October?) meet, but didn't get there until about 10 (my fault, I hemmed and hawed about going and finally hit the road a little after 9:30 when miss nax got tired of my whining and kicked me out the door); I think I just missed everyone, so I hate to risk it again.

Any way to check before I head downtown? Call the Billy Goat and have them make a general announcement-- (Bartender at top of voice: NAX IS ON HER WAY. MEFITES STAY PUT!)

Well, I put it on the calendar.
posted by nax at 8:51 AM on December 26, 2008

I feel your pain, nax. I work up in Northbrook, but live in Evanston, and even though I get out during normal business hours, given the choice between driving (not a particularly good idea, given that I like drinking when I go to bars) and the hour-long Purple+Red trip, it's tough to get myself out the door.

That said, I'm 100% committed to going this time. If you make the effort, I'll do whatever I can to prevent anyone from leaving.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:31 AM on December 26, 2008

By the way, there's no reason people can't propose an Evanston or west suburbs meetup for some other date and time. We've just settled on Wednesdays at Billy Goat as we know there's a core contingent that can make it, and the last few attempts to vary the place and time have resulted in fewer attendees, not more. So. Let your freak flags fly.
posted by eamondaly at 8:48 AM on December 28, 2008

I actually have proposed a northside meet up, but always within the existing thread. I fear the cabal should I start a separate Chicago thread for northsiders.
posted by nax at 4:40 AM on December 29, 2008

The cabal* approves of a separate thread.

posted by eamondaly at 8:11 AM on December 29, 2008

Oh, I totally missed the whole separate thread thing. Ha!

I'll make this one.
posted by wfrgms at 7:03 PM on December 30, 2008

I'll be out of town. Have fun though
posted by Arbac at 9:01 AM on January 3, 2009

Sorry, no can do this time. I have a very important appointment. *ahem* for a hair cut. *ahem* I might stop by the northside meetup on Monday though.
posted by misskaz at 10:25 AM on January 5, 2009

I think I can make this one. I might even bring a guest!
posted by hydrophonic at 9:01 AM on January 6, 2009

Woof. Dreadfully sick this morning, and very much on the fence about going. I want to go so very badly, but I really wish it wasn't tonight. We'll see what happens as the day goes on.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:31 AM on January 7, 2009

I'll be there with a lurker, but we'll be slightly late: figure 6:30 or so.
posted by eamondaly at 11:53 AM on January 7, 2009

I will be there, but I'll still be square.
(And I'll be naked under my clothes.)
posted by me3dia at 1:48 PM on January 7, 2009

I'll be there, also late (7?).
posted by adamdschneider at 3:07 PM on January 7, 2009

My turn for a last second flake out. SUCKS TO BE YOU PEOPLE.

Or to be me. It is not clear.
posted by sparkletone at 5:20 PM on January 7, 2009

Good times! No firing bell for anyone!
posted by eamondaly at 8:35 PM on January 7, 2009

Please, step into my octagon. I mean, office.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:29 AM on January 8, 2009

Please excuse the gloves. They're for my carpal-tunnel syndrome.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:24 AM on January 8, 2009

Don't mind this mouthpiece, it's part of a teeth-whitening thing I'm doing now.
posted by Ndwright at 8:11 AM on January 9, 2009

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