“They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.” January 29, 2010 8:51 AM   Subscribe

The people have spoken: MeFiChiMichAveMeetup will be at the usual time, at the usual place! Wednesday February 3rd, Billy Goat on (under) Michigan Avenue, 6-ish. Hooray!
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:51 AM (52 comments total)


I'll be there, the lady may or may not be there.

eamondaly, you should probably add me as a mutual contact so I can add tags to your posts. It's in everyone's best interest, surely.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:16 AM on January 29, 2010

I had no idea that's how that worked! Done and done.
posted by eamondaly at 9:17 AM on January 29, 2010

Also, for anyone who didn't make the last one, or was at the other end of the table: My big surprise (NOT to be confused with SEEKRIT) was that I got engaged, and I brought the lady foolish enough to agree to this with me.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:34 AM on January 29, 2010

I was at the other end of the table SpiffyRob, but word made to the Southern part of the table cross. Did my congrats make it back up North to you? If not, congrats.

I'm looking forward to seeing the gang on Wednesday.

Anyone other than eamon going to be at Roller Derby on Saturday?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:37 AM on January 29, 2010

I went there for the first time the other day for lunch with my lady. I noticed they had chicken milk on the menu, is it any good? I'm veg so was afraid to order it :(
posted by jtron at 9:52 AM on January 29, 2010

See you all then.
posted by Windigo at 10:43 AM on January 29, 2010

How, pray tell, does one milk a chicken?
posted by hydrophonic at 11:07 AM on January 29, 2010

I just had an involuntary wince while imagining the answers I'm going to get.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:08 AM on January 29, 2010

posted by adamdschneider at 11:25 AM on January 29, 2010

adamDschneider, can't you come up with some answer to the chicken milking problem that's also a Neal Stephenson dig? You've been on a roll with those lately...
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:07 PM on January 29, 2010

Was just wondering today* if we were doing this next week -- so yay.

(* - The post about voting for the SEEKRIT outing was so SEEKRIT I missed it -- I've got to quit just reading threads about gay shit or that contain people flaming out, which is all I seem to have caught around here lately.)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:15 PM on January 29, 2010

The chicken milker glided from the shadows like a sanity-shattering simile from the mind of a terrible science fiction writer...
posted by adamdschneider at 2:25 PM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Shouldn't this have gone in the still-open thread you linked to?
posted by koeselitz at 2:54 PM on January 29, 2010

Man, they'll let anyone into the cabal* these days.

*No cabal, honest!
posted by hydrophonic at 3:11 PM on January 29, 2010

I will almost certainly regret being there.

Fuck it.
posted by eriko at 7:08 PM on January 29, 2010

koeselitz: no.
posted by eamondaly at 8:58 PM on January 29, 2010 [2 favorites]

too right, man, too right.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:11 PM on January 29, 2010

I miss that place.
posted by sciurus at 11:18 AM on January 30, 2010

Is it Wednesday yet?


Back to bed then.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:14 PM on February 1, 2010


What's that?

posted by SpiffyRob at 2:08 PM on February 2, 2010

It's okay, Spiffy. I totally put on my Wednesday underpants, too.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:12 PM on February 2, 2010

Now it's Wednesday.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:07 PM on February 2, 2010

posted by SpiffyRob at 4:25 AM on February 3, 2010

Yay! I get off at 6, and by get off at six I mean I technically get off at six while dealing with whatever minor crisis usually crops up at the end of the business day until six fifteen. I'll get there when I get there, I guess.

My main order of business is to not drink so much I start Thursday puking, unlike last month. NOTE TO JULIET, IT'S OK TO DRINK WATER ONCE YOU ARE ALREADY DRUNK.
posted by Juliet Banana at 5:18 AM on February 3, 2010

I could pretty much copy everything Juliet has to say, including the water drinking suggestion. Early in the week it looked like this would be a late night at work, but as of now I am staying on top of things and will be looking forward to some Goat time.
posted by readery at 10:15 AM on February 3, 2010

I am skipping lunch to have more room for chili and beer.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:25 AM on February 3, 2010


4:00 AM: Should I get water for this tickle in my throat or just snuggle sock monkey and hope it goes away?

9:00 AM: I can't wait until this work day is over so I can drink tiny beers!

10:00 AM: Wow, I feel pretty terrible.

12:00 PM: I can't wait until lunch so I can go buy some cough drops.

12:30 PM: I wonder if going to the Metafilter meetup and going all Typhoid Mary on everybody is a good idea.

1:00 PM: I can't wait to get home so I can knock myself out with cough syrup.

posted by Juliet Banana at 11:28 AM on February 3, 2010


Get well.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:05 PM on February 3, 2010

Sorry to hear it JB. Rest up, we'll catch you next time.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:08 PM on February 3, 2010

Family emergency trumps meet-up. Sorry, but I will not be there tonight.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:00 PM on February 3, 2010

Sorry to hear it, Slack. You, too, will be missed.

MEANWHILE: I don't think I've ever felt such a strong need for tiny beers as I do right now. This day has been ridiculous, and I hope that the evening will only increase said ridiculousness, but in a much more hilarious way.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:09 PM on February 3, 2010

It is very possible that I will make it there tonight. And I was looking forward to seeing which glasses Juliet Banana was wearing, drat.
posted by Bunglegirl at 3:08 PM on February 3, 2010

I'm just getting off work now, so I think I'll sit this one out. Sorry! Punch a lion for me! And I'll see you all next month.
posted by halonine at 4:45 PM on February 3, 2010

Good time, looking forward to the seekrit outing!
posted by adamdschneider at 7:59 PM on February 3, 2010

Sorry for the early departure, but Dog the Bounty Hunter threw my drugs on the sidewalk, so that sort of killed the night for me. Fun times!
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:29 AM on February 4, 2010

Before I forget: can someone volunteer to be the designated caller the next time I miss a meetup? Some folks really shouldn't phone under the influence.
posted by eamondaly at 6:32 AM on February 4, 2010

I'll go so far as to say "some people shouldn't be permitted to phone under any circumstances".
posted by crush-onastick at 6:50 AM on February 4, 2010

I heard you thought we all got arrested. We were fortunate that Dog showed us mercy.
posted by evisceratordeath at 7:32 AM on February 4, 2010

Okay-- spill, you jerks. What's with the Dog business?
posted by eamondaly at 8:59 AM on February 4, 2010

The TV closest to us annoyingly had that Bounty Hunter Show on. Pure eye candy. Crazy comic book figures that show no emotion bursting in on people's lives.

I had never seen it before and found it weirdly compelling, obviously not the only one.
posted by readery at 10:01 AM on February 4, 2010

that show no emotion bursting in on people's lives.

Not the time and place for a debate on the matter, but this is really not the case with the show. Dog pretty much jumpstarts the rehab process the moment he shuts the door to his van. He is far, far more compassionate towards the people he chases than anyone outside of their families would be, I suspect.

Eye candy and comic book? Certainly! But, as I said last night: Dog is more "interesting", for better or worse, than his larger-than-life persona might immediately suggest.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:18 PM on February 4, 2010

Go with Christ, brah.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:20 PM on February 4, 2010

That's it. Next time I'm making sure my chair faces the Dog The Bounty Hunter TV.
posted by kitarra at 4:50 PM on February 4, 2010

As someone whose only experience of "Dog" was last night as a soundless spectacle, that's how it appeared. Dudes in sunglasses appear at you door to wreak havoc on your admittedly already edgy life, and don't even seem to make eye contact? They are like some circus-y alien invasion. Maybe I'm reading too much into the prescence of Mrs Dog (I think that's who she is - giant boobs and leaves Tammy Faye in the dust when it comes to creative use of cosmetics?), but it was like a clown Cadillac from some distopic future.
posted by readery at 6:20 PM on February 4, 2010

I like the fact that Mike already had his escape route planned if, for some reason, Dog had chosen that very moment to burst into the Goat.
posted by Windigo at 7:37 PM on February 4, 2010

You might not ever pick it up from watching the show, but 'Dog' is quite short - I think around 5'4" - yet the way he's shot (I used to catch it all the time; an ex was a big fan) he looks about six feet tall. yay TV magic!
posted by jtron at 8:25 AM on February 5, 2010

I would join you on the other side of the table, but not because I like the show, but as Finch has pointed out, I don't like the idea of keeping my back turned to even-my-imagined version of Dog. Paranoid much -- yes, perhaps...

And while I definitely agree that Dog is an interesting fellow and, in bits I've seen, has actually often been far kinder than you might expect, what he represents just reminds me of all the other deputized warriors in the war on drugs who aren't quite so forgiving (and don't have TV cameras around), so as the poster boy for that, he gets my frustrations along with the fame. (So that's my pop culture pop psychology review of my own feelings about Dog, and now that I know about his true height, I could make comments about his possible Napoleon complex...)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:23 AM on February 5, 2010

Totally, Mike. I'm not trying to paint him as an angel, but given that the vast majority of people he goes after are wanted for drug and or violence charges, I think the circus of the Family Dog plus cameras is a lot less terrifying (though baffling, surely) for your average suspect than anyone else trying to hunt them down busting through the door.

Although I can't help but wonder if he's famous enough now that they have to scrap footage from about half of his busts when the suspect is all "Oh shit, Dog! I'm gonna run for it, send Young Blood after me! It'll be awesome!"
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:50 AM on February 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

They should do Dog the Bounty Hunter vs Steven Seagal: Lawman, like Marvel vs Capcom.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:54 PM on February 5, 2010

OMG, don't even tease me like that...
posted by Windigo at 1:02 PM on February 5, 2010

I'm inclined to agree, Adam. I had a particular episode of Lawman in mind when I thought of the "Hey... I know you!" bust-interrupter. It was like the second or third episode, and the guy was in serious, serious trouble, but he just couldn't get over the fact that STEVEN SEAGAL was the arresting officer.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:28 PM on February 5, 2010

« Older Eight Million Ways to Die verus Sgt. Pepper   |   Follow-up on Tiller murder trial. Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments