reminder: meetup in NYC tonight October 9, 2004 8:53 AM   Subscribe

reminder: meetup in NYC tonight at Mars 2112 (51st and Broadway). Timeframe: 6pm.
posted by Stynxno to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:53 AM (28 comments total)

I'll probably be 15 minutes late or so because I'm uber cool like that.
posted by Stynxno at 8:53 AM on October 9, 2004

I'm gonna be even cooler, and show up 3 months late.

Just kidding, kiddo. Hope it goes well, take lots of pics!
posted by kamylyon at 10:19 AM on October 9, 2004

The previous thread, if it matters and it might.
posted by chicobangs at 1:00 PM on October 9, 2004

I can't make it tonight because of the super typhoon "Ma-on" that hit Japan yesterday, the F1 schedule for the weekend changed as a result, and I gotta be around for the qualifying session earlier tonight, followed by the race later tonight.

Hope you guys enjoy! Someone please pretend it's your birthday so the crew at 2112 sing you a Happy Birthday song in their martian language.
posted by riffola at 1:50 PM on October 9, 2004

You're having a meetup whilst the Yankees are playing?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:24 PM on October 9, 2004

Did anyone see me waving at the meetup while caitlinb's Sidekick was open? Anyone?
posted by majick at 7:06 PM on October 9, 2004

Dammit. Just saw this for the first time the next day.
posted by bingo at 9:08 AM on October 10, 2004

We had so much fun that the neighbors threw eggs at us.
posted by milovoo at 1:32 PM on October 10, 2004

i wonder if it was egg, or loogie?
posted by amberglow at 2:56 PM on October 10, 2004

...or something else.

posted by cyrusdogstar at 4:15 PM on October 10, 2004

It was egg, I found a half a shell stuck to my bag when I went to leave.

Also, pics here. If anyone want me to make a caption, just post or email the photo number with the caption and I'll add it
(I think I caught most people's names, but in deference to the ones I missed, I'm not going to try and guess.)
posted by milovoo at 5:12 PM on October 10, 2004

hmm. i look a tad bizarre in a couple of those.
posted by Stynxno at 5:15 PM on October 10, 2004

chico looks like an alien (fitting tho for the venue)

delete pics of me, as usual : <
posted by amberglow at 5:25 PM on October 10, 2004

The bald guy and the Irish wop look like trouble.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:11 PM on October 10, 2004

I've started putting a few names, so I looked up old meetup pics to see if I had everyone right, but some people have more or less hair than they used to. Please help with the naming.
posted by milovoo at 6:15 PM on October 10, 2004

The bald guy and the Irish wop look like trouble.

Damn straight, baby, even with my bad haircut.

I'm proud to report that me and my worthy adversary milovoo got along famously. It was also great to met Smart Dalek and see the old crew, too. Sorry we booked after burritoville, but me and pips was bushed.
posted by jonmc at 7:07 PM on October 10, 2004

Sorry I couldn't make it, had a previous engagment. Next time!
posted by falconred at 12:50 AM on October 11, 2004

Milovoo's selective photography nonwithstanding, I do not in fact spend all my time eating popcorn.

And it was very nice to see everyone again. Everyone but PP, who is still afeared of us.
posted by dame at 7:40 AM on October 11, 2004

woefully afeared ; >
posted by amberglow at 9:40 AM on October 11, 2004

Yes. Sadly, Paris did not show. Sucks to be us.

I don't know. You all were way fun (and my time away from the mothership was eventful and rewarding! Gleepglop and Mortlezoop were pleased with the vital information I brought back at the end of the evening! Jesus, my head is white. Apologies to your camera.).

We should have meetups at 2112 all the time! It's great, isn't it?

Although next time, everyone should take the Mars ride, you gloomy gusses.
posted by chicobangs at 9:45 AM on October 11, 2004

Although next time, everyone should take the Mars ride, you gloomy gusses.

Well, me & pips were having a tough enough time just getting inside. Y'know what kind of strange looks you get when to tell a maire'd "Metafilter? Party of ....20, maybe?
posted by jonmc at 9:55 AM on October 11, 2004

The old grey maire'd ain't what he used to be.

But the whole point of meeting in the lounge was that we didn't need no stinking reservation. (And hey, the Mars Ride!)

I can vouch, as one half of "trouble," that Dame was in fact not constantly eating popcorn the whole night.

I believe at one point she had a hot dog.
posted by chicobangs at 10:26 AM on October 11, 2004

The 2112 bar was surprisingly cool, yes--I'd go again. Not for the food, mind you--while untested it didn't seem to be a great selection or price set--but the atmosphere was great and the drinks weren't awful.

Thanks to everyone who chatted with the relative newcomer, including folks I had not previously met (milovoo, Smart_Dalek, Karmakaze) and those I hadn't really talked to at my first meetup (chicobangs, caitlinb, Stynxno). I will definitely be attending the next meetup :D
posted by cyrusdogstar at 11:09 AM on October 11, 2004

Hey! This one looks like a


posted by taz at 11:45 AM on October 11, 2004

It was great fun (& I had (have) the hangover to prove it.) If any of you out there are shy about attending these events - don't be. As a rule, mefi-ers are much more fun in person...
posted by lilboo at 12:25 PM on October 11, 2004

taz, that's me! I occasionally enjoy making silly/stupid/WTF?!?! faces when people take pictures of me, blissfully ignoring the fact that these days most photos taken at Internet nerd gatherings end up on, horror of horrors, the Internet.

Also, that picture (and another one by milovoo too) makes my hair look even worse than it really does right now. Gah.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 12:34 PM on October 11, 2004

Chicobangs, no slight intended. I have a lot on my plate right now, and I was asleep by 21:30h Another time--promise!
posted by ParisParamus at 2:39 PM on October 11, 2004

Paris, I totally understand. Attendance isn't exactly mandatory at these things, and they do seem to be happening at a fairly regular clip these days. So you'll get your shot.

(Maybe we-all can hit a more cultured lounge next time. It doesn't always have to be sawdust on the floors, someone's knee in your drink and bathroom doors that don't close, charming as those joints can be.)

Enjoy your sabbatical. Seriously. I for one will be here, flamethrower at the ready, asbestos suit repaired and enhanced, upon your return. (Now don't you go off and vote or anything, okay, big fella?)
posted by chicobangs at 3:48 PM on October 11, 2004

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