Meetup with mathowie in the Land of Eng? May 17, 2004 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Since the dawn of time, there have been whisperings of the mystical and all-powerful 'Number One', and his fabled arrival in the lands of Albion, where he is prophesised to bring pancakes, ponies and European uptime to all. Of late, many British have said he is to come in June and wish to bestow upon him large quantities of ale. The only questions that are left are, will the one called 'mathowie' be willing to grace us with his presence, and if so, when can we expect his arrival?
posted by adrianhon to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM (20 comments total)

Silly. Everyone knows that he will arrive with a long train of ponies bearing pancakes.
posted by troutfishing at 12:23 PM on May 17, 2004

I don't think I'm coming out in June. A bunch of personal crap came up and I've delayed the Iceland trek for a few months.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:48 PM on May 17, 2004

I hope this isn't going to turn into some weird opposite-of-kuro5hin thing, where you take the money for the holiday and use it to improve the site. 'cos that'd be like... really bad?
posted by seanyboy at 4:31 PM on May 17, 2004

Now thats a shame, matt. Hope the 'personal crap' isn't too heavy - and be sure to give us plenty of notice, so we can roll out the red carpet, as is our wont in this part of the world when visiting dignitaries arrive. (",) Flunkeys dressed in knee gaiters and walking backwards are optional, of course.
posted by dash_slot- at 4:50 PM on May 17, 2004

So do we MeFi London anyway or just wait..?
posted by i_cola at 5:04 PM on May 17, 2004

It's not arranged yet mate, so ... aw heck, I'm up for it if I can.

Is 111 coming, I wanna show him some family snaps...?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:44 PM on May 17, 2004

I walked past the bar that the semi-MeFi-semi-London-bloggers thing was in last week, but didn't go in. For a start, I was wearing trainers, and I was also trying to move in on this chick that I know down there, who wouldn't have enjoyed a cluster of drunken geeks.

So, when the next?
posted by armoured-ant at 7:29 PM on May 17, 2004

I say we just do it. Set it up for the third or last friday in June in London.
posted by seanyboy at 10:57 PM on May 17, 2004

"...foreign dignitaries..."

Does this involve the House of Commons in any way? Because I'd love to see Mathowie get some good old fashioned Parliamentary piss-taking.
posted by kaibutsu at 12:46 AM on May 18, 2004

Oooooh MeFi London...

Can irregular posters/lazy lurkers come too?
posted by Skaramoosh at 2:28 AM on May 18, 2004

Yep. We need all the people we can get to keep dash_slot away from the long arm of the law.
posted by adrianhon at 3:01 AM on May 18, 2004

Mind you, if he's cute & in uniform...I might not mind his long arm anyway (",)
posted by dash_slot- at 4:07 AM on May 18, 2004

Holy moof! seanyboy comin' t'ut smoke?!? This has to happen!

Skaramoosh: Only if you can do the fandango...
posted by i_cola at 4:48 PM on May 18, 2004

Yeah, I never thought we'd see him south of the M6 again. Don't forget yer whippets, seanyboy!!
posted by dash_slot- at 5:17 PM on May 18, 2004

i'm up for a friday in june...i'll take a night off from the dj'ing...
posted by mattr at 7:41 AM on May 19, 2004

third or last friday in June [18th or 25th] in London.

Any other bids?

- where?

- what?

- what time?
posted by dash_slot- at 9:12 AM on May 19, 2004

Last friday of June please
8pmish, somewhere in central London

*tries to think of somewhere cheap*


Locations rather depends on how many of us there are...
posted by Skaramoosh at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2004

ha. ha. Heck. I love going to London, if only for the cheap thrill of calling people Love & making snarky comments about mortages and the price of a pint.

Count me in.
Although the wippet's grounded since he chewed up me flat cap.

I guess we should get this rolling then. I've updated the Future Meetups UK Wiki page to get an idea of when, where and who. Get your names down, and once we've got a few definites we'll post to the MeTalk front page again.
posted by seanyboy at 1:54 PM on May 19, 2004

If it's on the 18th, I'm definitely there, but I'm graduating on the afternoon of the 25th and so I suspect I may busy drinking myself under the table that evening...
posted by chrismear at 12:18 PM on May 20, 2004

...may be busy...
posted by chrismear at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2004

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