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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:09   

Where's everybody from? Post where you live and maybe when others are in town or realize they live near you, you'll make a new friend.

I live in the Carrboro / Chapel Hill area, for instance:

here

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:36   

Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:48   

Be as specific or vague as you feel like. I would advise the women to be more vague, on the general principle that women are more prone to being stalked. Myself, I don't feel any threat. I'm a 6'0, 220 lb male triathlete, with no ostentatious jewelry. I really doubt anything bad's going to happen to me as a result of this. But of course, your mileage may vary, and you shouldn't post any identifiers which make you uncomfortable. This thread's there if you think it is useful to you, if you have any concerns, by all means, don't participate. Nobody's going to think less of you.

Edited by stevestory on May 20 2008,04:48

   
PTET



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,03:56   

Born in Glasgow, lived lots of places, and now so central in London it would make your eyes water... As would the tiny size of my flat (or "apartment", for you colonials)  ...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:05   

London.

Or rather, London-ish. Greater London-ish. Although getting to central London from where I live now is easier, cheaper and quicker than when I lived in London proper. Go figure.* The trains even run later so no night bus, yay! London nightbus journeys are an anthropological/sociological, hell even taxonomic, experiment every time. "Care in the Community"? Knackers. Care on the Nightbus/Northern line more like.

Echos PTET's statements about size (and exhorbitant cost) of flat.

I have no need for new friends but I am always pleased to make new friends. If you understand what I mean.

Caution: Meeting me does occasionally involve inadvisable drinking. Mainly on my part, but I like to encourage drinking in others. It's more sociable that way.

Louis

*When I was working in Kent (East UK) and my wife (then girlfriend) was working in the very west bit of the west country we worked out it was easier, cheaper and quicker to meet in Paris every two weeks than meet at one of our domiciles every week. (Think: standard UK trains vs Eurostar). We, sadly, worked this out towards the end of this period of long distance relationshipping.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:08   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

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PTET



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,05:55   

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London nightbus journeys are an anthropological/sociological, hell even taxonomic, experiment every time.

They are shining example of either the fallen nature of man, or our primitive reptilian ancestry, according to your point of view...

You've also reminded me of the Glasgow night buses. More culturally homogenous, and more mental... But at least there's an outside chance of a sing-a-long. In general, strangers in London will not talk to you. Strangers in Glasgow talk to you all the time... It's just that they are often scarily nuts.

 
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When I was working in Kent (East UK) and my wife (then girlfriend) was working in the very west bit of the west country we worked out it was easier, cheaper and quicker to meet in Paris every two weeks than meet at one of our domiciles every week. (Think: standard UK trains vs Eurostar). We, sadly, worked this out towards the end of this period of long distance relationshipping.

Don't the French have a saying like "I thought of it on the stairs". It's always after the fact that you realise how good you almost had it...

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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,06:38   

Quote (PTET @ May 20 2008,05:55)
Don't the French have a saying like "I thought of it on the stairs". It's always after the fact that you realise how good you almost had it...


French: L'espirit d'escalier.
German: Treppengeist
Homo eblanus: "Feck!"

Anyone visiting for rugby internationals, ethanol therapy, or the unique tribal events that are GAA matches please PM. Stalkers by arrangement only (there may be a queue).

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,06:43   

I live at the Clarion Inn & Suites near you.  Or, perhaps, the Mazda 6 with Oregon New Jersey Arizona Missouri tags which is lost on a road near you.

Actually, when not on the road, I live in Kansas City, MO.

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,07:11   

I live in St. Louis...

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
Assassinator



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,07:15   

I live in a little rotten village (where I'm surrounded by religious extremists, I live in the middle of our Bible Belt) called Waardenburg in the middle of Holland. I don't think ányone lives near me, and also that I'm the only Dutch person around here. I can't wait to move out of this place, and I already started thinking about migrating some day.

  
huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:33   

<delurking>

Leafy South East London, but I work in central London near Covent Garden, which is not at all a bad place to work.

Would be very happy to meet any AtBCers for a drink, although I might be being good as I commute by large motorcycle.  Well, I'd look silly on a unicycle.

Huwp

<relurking>

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:40   

I suspect that most folks here know my location. I work here.

But I am always willing to meet up with AtBCers when I travel. In fact, I have plans to meet up with Louis (and see if his tales of drinking stamina/prowess live up to his boastings about same) when we go to Scotland later this summer. I promise to post pictures, if any of them are in focus...

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,08:53   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ May 20 2008,14:40)
I suspect that most folks here know my location. I work here.

But I am always willing to meet up with AtBCers when I travel. In fact, I have plans to meet up with Louis (and see if his tales of drinking stamina/prowess live up to his boastings about same) when we go to Scotland later this summer. I promise to post pictures, if any of them are in focus...

I never boast. If anything I understate! I have a.....{dunh dunh duhhhhhhhhhh} Past*. Believe me, it deserves the capital letter.

Sadly**, this means I shall never be able to hold political office. FAR too many very intoxicated skeletons.

Louis

*I am now a reformed character. Honest. Well almost reformed. Although anyone interested in working on a Present should meet me by the bar!

**Although whom this is sad for is perhaps a moot point since I have no wish to enter politics, and no one in their right mind would vote for me anyway. Mind you, that alone probably qualifies me for office since those people who want to be in politics are those people who should be excluded, and let's be honest most voters are not in their right mind. Hmmmmm. Worrying.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:00   

Chicago now, London before.

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lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:13   

Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:15   

I now live in a western suburb of Chicago, but was born and raised inToledo, OH.

In a previous Have lived in Beverly, MA (North of Boston), Milwaukee WI, & Fort Wayne IN.

It was fun to meet up with Richard, Kristine and the Enigmatic  Nomad last summer, and visit with Prof Steve-Steve and his new friend Dr. Darwin.  Trashing Richard's favorite bar later was just icing on the cake.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,09:38   

Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,07:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

Actually Erasmus is not far from you.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

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nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:09   

Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,01:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee
I feel so alone... :(

It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

   
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:26   

Quote (Assassinator @ May 20 2008,07:15)
I live in a little rotten village (where I'm surrounded by religious extremists, I live in the middle of our Bible Belt) called Waardenburg in the middle of Holland. I don't think ányone lives near me, and also that I'm the only Dutch person around here. I can't wait to move out of this place, and I already started thinking about migrating some day.

Hey don't feel bad - Here!  I "just won the Holland Lottery" Gee I am so excited - I just got this email .  It's amazing that I could win, when I didn't enter, so maybe you can go kick a little scamming Hollander buttocks for me!  Oh.  And have an Amstel Light!

Here's the email I got for your enjoyment -

Holland E-Lottery
Government Accredited Licensed Promoters, Venderloop 1902 AB, Amsterdam The Netherlands.

Dear Sir/Madam,

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The draw was done electronically with several email addresses provided to this office by Microsoft to enhance the utilization of the internet.

To claim your prize,you are to contact the claims department through your assigned claims agent with your refrence number and the listed details

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Person: Peter Smith
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Yours Truly
Peter Smith
(Online Coordinator)
Direct Email: petersmithnl010@aol.co.uk

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Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:49   

Hello e1!  Nice idea for a post.  Myself, I currently reside in cheeseheadland, a.k.a. Wisconsin.  Oak Lair (not it's real name) to be precise.  I'm originally from Minnesota, but I've lived all over the USA and been overseas to England, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  

I have a very nice tavern that I frequent, about a block away.  Wisconsin is known for its beer(s).

I thought London was a lot of fun when I was there.  I went to the Tower and also went on Rumbelow's Jack the Ripper walk on the east end.  I stayed in the Belgravia area, near Vic Station.

I'm a castle nut and I visited more than 2 dozen of them in the month I was overseas.  

Anyways, again, fun post & good subject.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:50   

Quote (PTET @ May 20 2008,04:56)
Born in Glasgow, lived lots of places, and now so central in London it would make your eyes water... As would the tiny size of my flat (or "apartment", for you colonials)  ...

My wife and kids and I had really lovely sketches of each of us done in Leicester Square two summers ago.  



The artist was even kind enough to shave a few years off my wife and me.

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

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I'm just outside Jacksonville, NC.

Steve, I'd catch up with you and Wesley tonight, but I just spent four hours on my feet proctoring for the End Of Grade exams at the middle school.  It's the most I've been on my feet continuously since I wrecked my neck, and I'm just not up to traveling today.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,10:55   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,16:50)
[SNIP]

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

[SNIP]

I didn't know you knew that bunch of reprobates! Good lads, every one of 'em.

Louis

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,11:04   

Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,11:55)
Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,16:50)
[SNIP]

We also did a meet up with some of the guys from Science, Just Science at the Moon Under Water and grabbed some grub with them next door.

[SNIP]

I didn't know you knew that bunch of reprobates! Good lads, every one of 'em.

Louis

I was there before I was here, actually.

I haven't touched base with them in quite a while, but Kyu and my boy hit it off rather well.

Good lads indeed.

ETA:  Looks like they've moved again.  They're blogging on WordPress now.

Edited by Lou FCD on May 20 2008,12:06

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,11:42   

Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,00:08)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

Confession time, I am not trčs  sportif. I did manage to take in a couple of world cup matches. There is a strong tradition of rugby ŕ treize here, and my neighbour's nephew plays for Catalan Dragons, so I have been dragged to a couple of matches.

You'd have to come when my wife is away, she is a bit anti internet dating.

No to guns, dogs, pickups and cheesy poofs. What's wrong with Inuit women?

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:02   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,17:42)
Quote (Louis @ May 20 2008,00:08)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,09:36)
Are you sure it's a good idea to be so specific about your location?

Me, just over an hour's drive from Toulouse.

Do you occasionally go to watch the rugby Alan?

If so, you might get visited. Now this can be done the easy way....*

Only kidding of course.

Louis

*By the way, you don't have a predilection for guns, large greasy dogs, oversize pickups, cheesy poofs and all women except Inuits do you? ;-)

Confession time, I am not trčs  sportif. I did manage to take in a couple of world cup matches. There is a strong tradition of rugby ŕ treize here, and my neighbour's nephew plays for Catalan Dragons, so I have been dragged to a couple of matches.

You'd have to come when my wife is away, she is a bit anti internet dating.

No to guns, dogs, pickups and cheesy poofs. What's wrong with Inuit women?

The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.

Not being tres sportif is not a problem, if I am ever in the south of the world's greatest nation (that would be France of course) I shall look you up...via PM of course.

Internet dating? You have an ENTIRELY erroneous opinion of what I was suggesting!

Louis

P.S. Rugby a treize? Blighters, bounders, cads, and possibly foreigners the lot of them. A gentleman should have no such truck with such tomfoolery! Harrumph.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:05   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 20 2008,17:04)
I was there before I was here, actually.

I haven't touched base with them in quite a while, but Kyu and my boy hit it off rather well.

Good lads indeed.

ETA:  Looks like they've moved again.  They're blogging on WordPress now.

Well I never. There before you were here eh? Hmmmm.

Kyuu is a good lad indeed. A fine man with a pint in his hand and not at all averse to minor piss-taking. Always gets his round in. No greater compliment can be paid.

Louis

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:11   

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The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.


Sorry, Louis. Sometimes my typing is too deadpan. I was doing my High court judge "who are the beatles?" impression.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,12:28   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 20 2008,18:11)
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The "guns dogs etc" was a reference to our friend Monsieur David "Tard" Scott Springer of UD fame and the fun Blipey has had with trying to pay the chap a visit. For the record, there's nothing wrong with Inuit women, it was yet another DaveTard reference.


Sorry, Louis. Sometimes my typing is too deadpan. I was doing my High court judge "who are the beatles?" impression.

Oh very gooooood, very gooood. You got me!

Louis

P.S. Erm, who ARE the Beatles?

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,13:30   

Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

I'll be in London at the end of August for a science blogging meetingpiss-up.  I'll also be in Scotland this summer, but not at the same time as Albatrossity (I have my agents).

Alan, I should apologise for poor Louis.  He's a southerner, so prefers the poncy version of the game, where the players spend half their time either standing around waiting for someone to do something, or piled up in a heap, waiting for same.  At least in League they have to trot up and down, keeping warm.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,13:44   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 20 2008,13:30)
Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

I'll be in London at the end of August for a science blogging meetingpiss-up.  I'll also be in Scotland this summer, but not at the same time as Albatrossity (I have my agents).

Alan, I should apologise for poor Louis.  He's a southerner, so prefers the poncy version of the game, where the players spend half their time either standing around waiting for someone to do something, or piled up in a heap, waiting for same.  At least in League they have to trot up and down, keeping warm.

MOOMIN SYMPATHIZER.  :angry:

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
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George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:11   

Formerly Knoxville, Tennessee.

Presently Dublin, frighteningly close to a certain Eurotrash-singing turkey puppet.

*peers cautiously through heavy curtains*

ETA: For the faint of stomach, I didn't post the link to the actual song.  But I've just noticed that himself has no modesty

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:14   

About 45 minutes west of Calgary in the foothills, although I grew up about the same distance from London.

I laid the Snork Maiden but don't tell Moomintroll


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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:16   

Quote (Quidam @ May 20 2008,14:14)
About 45 minutes west of Calgary in the foothills, although I grew up about the same distance from London.

I laid the Snork Maiden but don't tell Moomintroll

Snork Maiden: Artists impression...


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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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RupertG



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:19   

London calling here too... work near Tate Modern, live in the Rose and Crown... er, White Hart, no, that's not right, er, King's Arms... tshca.... oh, yes, I remember.

Just off the Holloway Road. Within RPG range of the Emirates Stadium. And don't think I haven't had that dream. Not when there's a match on, of course: I'm only mildly in favour of the death penalty for committing or aiding football, and then only after due process.

R

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:35   

Quote (RupertG @ May 20 2008,12:19)
London calling here too... work near Tate Modern, live in the Rose and Crown... er, White Hart, no, that's not right, er, King's Arms... tshca.... oh, yes, I remember.

Just off the Holloway Road. Within RPG range of the Emirates Stadium. And don't think I haven't had that dream. Not when there's a match on, of course: I'm only mildly in favour of the death penalty for committing or aiding football, and then only after due process.

R

I'm a neighbour (geographically but not temporally) - I lived in Muswell Hill in the early '90s.  One of several way stations in a long path from Doncaster to Seattle.

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,14:44   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 20 2008,13:16)
Quote (Quidam @ May 20 2008,14:14)
About 45 minutes west of Calgary in the foothills, although I grew up about the same distance from London.

I laid the Snork Maiden but don't tell Moomintroll

Snork Maiden: Artists impression...

That wasn't her.  More's the pity.  

Like most repressed chicks, she was a real goer when she was away from home.

I dumped her after I caught her with the Hemulen.  


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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,15:49   

Quote (jeffox @ May 20 2008,09:49)
Hello e1!  Nice idea for a post.  Myself, I currently reside in cheeseheadland, a.k.a. Wisconsin.  Oak Lair (not it's real name) to be precise.  I'm originally from Minnesota, but I've lived all over the USA and been overseas to England, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  

I have a very nice tavern that I frequent, about a block away.  Wisconsin is known for its beer(s).

I thought London was a lot of fun when I was there.  I went to the Tower and also went on Rumbelow's Jack the Ripper walk on the east end.  I stayed in the Belgravia area, near Vic Station.

I'm a castle nut and I visited more than 2 dozen of them in the month I was overseas.  

Anyways, again, fun post & good subject.

I'm orginally from Minnesota too.

I recently moved to *redacted* not far from *redacted* still in good ole MN. ;) I've been to Germany, Austria, France, Jamaica, Ecuador/Galapagos, and Canada. I loved Paris. I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)

I have terrible dreams about


and

which, despite the film Fargo (some of it filmed near my former house, and including someone I know as an extra, neither of which have anything to do with Fargo), I had never heard of until moving to Minneapolis. I will never eat it again. I'd sooner eat haggis. You think I'm kidding but I'm not. :)

I like cheese, but not Wisconsin cheese (what's up with them?) except for fresh cheese curds and the sharp cheddar.

I am not Scandinavian. No, no, no. :)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,15:53   

Quote (Kristine @ May 20 2008,15:49)
I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)

You could, yes, but I advise against living there.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,16:08   

Quote (guthrie @ May 20 2008,13:53)
Quote (Kristine @ May 20 2008,15:49)
I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)

You could, yes, but I advise against living there.

Listen to what guthrie said.

It's a fine place to visit*, but, if you're trying to hold down (and travel to and from) a job, the art-and-culture aspects take a very distant second place to the toxic-hellhole-with-collapsing-infrastructure aspects.



* I recommend King's Cross or St. Pancras stations.  That's where the trains to Yorkshire are.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,16:08   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 20 2008,19:30)
Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

I'll be in London at the end of August for a science blogging meetingpiss-up.  I'll also be in Scotland this summer, but not at the same time as Albatrossity (I have my agents).

Alan, I should apologise for poor Louis.  He's a southerner, so prefers the poncy version of the game, where the players spend half their time either standing around waiting for someone to do something, or piled up in a heap, waiting for same.  At least in League they have to trot up and down, keeping warm.

I've had all I can takes and I can takes no more!

League? Not poncy? Please, it's 13 backs running up and down trying not to get tackled. All the decent league players wake up and leave for a real sport eventually anyway.

You, Sirrah, are a varlet and a blackguard! I challenge you to a duel. Handbags at dawn, your choice of patent leather or Naugahyde. May the best man win, the loser has to tongue kiss Thatcher...and I'm not saying which one.

Have at you!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,16:11   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 20 2008,20:16)
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About 45 minutes west of Calgary in the foothills, although I grew up about the same distance from London.

I laid the Snork Maiden but don't tell Moomintroll

Snork Maiden: Artists impression...

Oh but you would. Quite a bit.

Is it just me that wonders if her singing is reminiscent of anything else.....

So yes it is then. It's like that Anna Kournikova innit.

Etc ad nauseum.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,16:14   

Quote (Kristine @ May 20 2008,21:49)
[SNIP]

I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)

[SNIP]

Then pop over. I'm sure many London based AtBCers would be more than happy to accomodate you and buy you a small sherry for your troubles.

Of course you do know that London is not far from Oxford, so that threesome you have planned with Lally and Dicky could be on the cards.....

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,16:16   

Quote (JohnW @ May 20 2008,22:08)
[SNIP]

I recommend King's Cross or St. Pancras stations.  That's where the trains to Yorkshire are.

And also conveniently, one major hub for the acquisition of rent boys.

Allegedly.

Chatfield told me.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,17:40   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 20 2008,09:15)
It was fun to meet up with Richard, Kristine and the Enigmatic  Nomad last summer, and visit with Prof Steve-Steve and his new friend Dr. Darwin.  Trashing Richard's favorite bar later was just icing on the cake.

Yes, that's me, a mystery wrapped up in an enigma.

To maintain my mystique I won't specify exactly where I reside, just that I lurk among the suburbs of Chicago.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,19:25   

In SW Ohio.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,19:29   

Quote (Nomad @ May 20 2008,17:40)
Quote (J-Dog @ May 20 2008,09:15)
It was fun to meet up with Richard, Kristine and the Enigmatic  Nomad last summer, and visit with Prof Steve-Steve and his new friend Dr. Darwin.  Trashing Richard's favorite bar later was just icing on the cake.

Yes, that's me, a mystery wrapped up in an enigma.

To maintain my mystique I won't specify exactly where I reside, just that I lurk among the suburbs of Chicago.

Ah... BUT don't forget, you were one of the first undercover darwinists to see Expelled, so now, the Evil Dr. Stein and his lackeys know who you are... they know where you live...

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,19:47   

Boston area, meself.  Formerly Durham NC -- all you NC residents make me miss my old home.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,19:57   

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Boston area, meself.  Formerly Durham NC -- all you NC residents make me miss my old home.

Don't hurry home to quickly, Hermagoras.  I don't know about up Durham way, but down east we're under a tornado watch at the moment.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,20:02   

Born and raised in the USSR.  Have lived on the US East Coast since 1992 drifting south.  Current location: Bawlmore, MD.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,20:49   

Hey all you Brits, I am in Yorktown, VA.

You know--that place where you--well you know--you gave up. Surrendered. Cried "uncle." Had an upper lip that wasn't stiff. Sir Robin-ed. Decided not to show up for the deposition...

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,21:17   

Lexington, KY.

That's where the real UK is.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,21:30   

Deep east Texas.  Behind what a former colleague called "The Pine Curtain".

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,21:43   

This lurker resides in SE Texas. Currently working temporarily near Searcy, Arkansas.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,23:32   

I'm in the sticks in Manitoba, an 8-hour drive north of Winnipeg and 3 hours south of Thompson, in a place where the cultural highlights are the Trappers' Festival and the ice fishing derbies.

I've also family in the UK (I grew up in the Manchester area) in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire, plus Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 20 2008,23:45   

this is a good thread. I hope people who're finding out they live near each other are making plans to get a beer.

Also, I'm now going to do a huge vacation, where I travel sequentially to each of your places, sleeping on your couches, just for fun. Hasta la vista!

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,00:02   

&eurljust one day last summer, around here.  wow.
Where I Live But Do Not Come From

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ps Arden is gay.  why are there so many bleedin limeys on this board.  i bet if you tossed out an overboiled potato with a some soggy parsnips that half of these rugby queers would kill the other half trying to cram the potato into their nether regions

pss those bastards are savages, but the narrator and the speaker are dumber than a can of turds with a hairy crust.

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creo-tard is just something to take the edge off, for the deep dark sweet deathly sleep you need a geographic oddity.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,00:34   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,May 20 2008,22:02)
ps Arden is gay.  why are there so many bleedin limeys on this board.  i bet if you tossed out an overboiled potato with a some soggy parsnips that half of these rugby queers would kill the other half trying to cram the potato into their nether regions

pss those bastards are savages, but the narrator and the speaker are dumber than a can of turds with a hairy crust.

HA HA THIS IS YOU:


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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,00:34   

Quote (nuytsia @ May 20 2008,08:09)
[quote=nuytsia,May 20 2008,01:13]
It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

Hey, I've been to Tasmania. In fact, twas there that my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our now 4 year old. We were staying at a B&B on the Freycinet Peninsula at the time. Beautiful place. In a mere three days on the island we saw an echidna, a platypus, and two black tiger snakes in the wild, plus a very large number of quolls and such, as they roamed the highway at night looking for roadkill, and often becoming it.

As for me, I am another who lives in the San Francisco Bay area, though I am originally from southern California.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,01:44   

Quote (nuytsia @ May 20 2008,10:09)

It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

We could perhaps argue that one - North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand is where I work and play.

And yes - rugby, watching, not having played since secondary school (it hurt).

Before this, living in Islington and working in Covent Garden, London. Once long ago 2 years in Bethesda, Md, just out of DC.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,02:42   

Quote (Ptaylor @ May 21 2008,13:44)
Quote (nuytsia @ May 20 2008,10:09)

It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

We could perhaps argue that one - North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand is where I work and play.

And yes - rugby, watching, not having played since secondary school (it hurt).

Before this, living in Islington and working in Covent Garden, London. Once long ago 2 years in Bethesda, Md, just out of DC.

A small town 2hrs south of Sydney so a long distance hello to you both.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,03:37   

Quote (dheddle @ May 21 2008,02:49)
Hey all you Brits, I am in Yorktown, VA.

You know--that place where you--well you know--you gave up. Surrendered. Cried "uncle." Had an upper lip that wasn't stiff. Sir Robin-ed. Decided not to show up for the deposition...

Don't get too snippy:

a) Only the involvement of the French won you that war. Get used to that fact.

b) You cheated by fighting at tea time and weekends. No gentleman fights at tea time.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,03:41   

Quote (stevestory @ May 21 2008,05:45)
this is a good thread. I hope people who're finding out they live near each other are making plans to get a beer.

Also, I'm now going to do a huge vacation, where I travel sequentially to each of your places, sleeping on your couches, just for fun. Hasta la vista!

You would me most welcome.

We'll have a party in your honour. My parties tend to be raucous affairs. There'll be some drinking. There'll be some dancing. There'll be some fighting. And if you're lucky there'll be some sex.

Sadly no one else can make it.

Bring galoshes.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,03:43   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ May 21 2008,06:02)
[SNIP]

i bet if you tossed out an overboiled potato with a some soggy parsnips that half of these rugby queers would kill the other half trying to cram the potato into their nether regions

[SNIP]

Yes. And?

Inserting potatos into the nether regions is an ancient tradition that goes back to the reign of King Knut (some pell it Canute, but we all know he was really a Knut). Are you trying to force your imperialist, American, cultural hegemony upon we happy few? You hegemoniser you!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,04:08   

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b) You cheated by fighting at tea time and weekends. No gentleman fights at tea time.


Well, you should have taken advantage of the two-hour French lunch-break. Too gentlemanly by half!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,04:18   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,04:08)
Well, you should have taken advantage of the two-hour French lunch-break. Too gentlemanly by half!

But that wouldn't have been cricket!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,04:25   

Just to set light to the oil-soaked strawman of irrelevant nationalism, sights to see when you drop by:
The highest genuine bridge in the World. The biggest passenger plane in the World. The fastest train in the World.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,06:06   

Quote (huwp @ May 21 2008,04:18)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,04:08)
Well, you should have taken advantage of the two-hour French lunch-break. Too gentlemanly by half!

But that wouldn't have been cricket!

And besides, we were operating under a mad king called George, who could barely speak English, ignored his advisors and kept getting involved in overseas wars with woeful lack of preparation and no sort of sensible exit strategy vowing "never to acknowledge the independence of the Americans, and to punish their contumacy by the indefinite prolongation of a war which promised to be eternal."

Thank God those days are past.

R

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,06:19   

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And besides, we were operating under a mad king called George, who could barely speak English, ignored his advisors and kept getting involved in overseas wars with woeful lack of preparation and no sort of sensible exit strategy vowing "never to acknowledge the independence of the Americans, and to punish their contumacy by the indefinite prolongation of a war which promised to be eternal."

Thank God those days are past.


LOL

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,07:49   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 20 2008,13:30)
Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

Whoa! I live near Tampere. It could be theoretically possible for me to be in Helsinki in the next week(s) or so.

Fancy a pint?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,08:10   

Quote (RupertG @ May 21 2008,06:06)
Quote (huwp @ May 21 2008,04:18)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,04:08)
Well, you should have taken advantage of the two-hour French lunch-break. Too gentlemanly by half!

But that wouldn't have been cricket!

And besides, we were operating under a mad king called George, who could barely speak English, ignored his advisors and kept getting involved in overseas wars with woeful lack of preparation and no sort of sensible exit strategy vowing "never to acknowledge the independence of the Americans, and to punish their contumacy by the indefinite prolongation of a war which promised to be eternal."

Thank God those days are past.

R

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,08:27   

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Yes, Blair has left office, but Brown isn't any better.


I thought the name George, and difficulty with language, suggested another national figure.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,10:44   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,09:27)
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Yes, Blair has left office, but Brown isn't any better.


I thought the name George, and difficulty with language, suggested another national figure.

So did Dickie.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,10:54   

Quote (Louis @ May 21 2008,01:43)
Are you trying to force your imperialist, American, cultural hegemony upon we happy few? You hegemoniser you!

Of course not, Louis.

By the way, that should be 'hegemonizer'.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:04   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,08:27)
   
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Yes, Blair has left office, but Brown isn't any better.

I thought the name George, and difficulty with language, suggested another national figure.

George II??  ;)

Which reminds me:
@Lou FCD.
I didn't want this to be a downer so I didn't post it to your birthday thread, but when I learned you had turned 41, I thought, "A year from now, you will be done with 41, and we will be done with 43."

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:09   

Quote (Richard Simons @ May 20 2008,23:32)
I'm in the sticks in Manitoba, an 8-hour drive north of Winnipeg and 3 hours south of Thompson, in a place where the cultural highlights are the Trappers' Festival and the ice fishing derbies.

I've also family in the UK (I grew up in the Manchester area) in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire, plus Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

At least you don't live in Regina, Sasquatchewan (or however they spell it.) Whose idea was it to pronounce Regina like the female part?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:12   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 20 2008,09:38)
[quote=lkeithlu,May 20 2008,07:13]Rural Middle Tennessee


(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

Yes, although I am from the Peninsula and you are from the East Bay (IIRC).

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:14   

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[quote=Arden Chatfield,May 20 2008,09:38]
Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,07:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee


(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

Yes, although I am from the Peninsula and you are from the East Bay (IIRC).

Which is gayer?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 21 2008,11:14)
[quote=Robert O'Brien,May 21 2008,11:12]
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 20 2008,09:38)
Quote (lkeithlu @ May 20 2008,07:13)
Rural Middle Tennessee


(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

Yes, although I am from the Peninsula and you are from the East Bay (IIRC).

Which is gayer?

The East Bay has Berkeley, so I think they win.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:35   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 21 2008,08:27)
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Yes, Blair has left office, but Brown isn't any better.


I thought the name George, and difficulty with language, suggested another national figure.

Hey, don't mind me, I'm just dragging politics into things.
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:36   

Quote (Advocatus Diaboli @ May 21 2008,07:49)
Quote (Bob O'H @ May 20 2008,13:30)
Well, I'm in Helsinki, home of the Moon Language.  At least I am as long as I can con them into paying me a wage.  Feel free to drop by.

Whoa! I live near Tampere. It could be theoretically possible for me to be in Helsinki in the next week(s) or so.

Fancy a pint?

Certainly.  PM me when you have the details.

The rest of you should be aware that Tampere is known as "the Manchester of the North".  It even has black pudding.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:43   

[quote=Robert O'Brien,May 21 2008,09:16]
Quote (Richardthughes @ May 21 2008,11:14)
Quote (Robert O'Brien @ May 21 2008,11:12)
 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 20 2008,09:38)
 
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Rural Middle Tennessee


(Oh, San Francisco Bay Area in California, BTW. Actually grew up here. But then again, I think Robert O'Brien did too, so whaddaya gonna do?)

Yes, although I am from the Peninsula and you are from the East Bay (IIRC).

Which is gayer?

The East Bay has Berkeley, so I think they win.

Tho San Francisco is on the end of the Peninsula. Make of that what you will.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:44   

Quote (Robert O'Brien @ May 21 2008,09:09)
Quote (Richard Simons @ May 20 2008,23:32)
I'm in the sticks in Manitoba, an 8-hour drive north of Winnipeg and 3 hours south of Thompson, in a place where the cultural highlights are the Trappers' Festival and the ice fishing derbies.

I've also family in the UK (I grew up in the Manchester area) in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire, plus Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

At least you don't live in Regina, Sasquatchewan (or however they spell it.)

'Saskatoon, Saskatchewan' is far sillier.

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Advocatus Diaboli



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:45   

Excellent. I'll contact you next week. Meanwhile, you can drool over the finest sausage in Finnish cuisine. The Black Sausage:



It's a sausage. Really!

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,11:46   

Quote (Advocatus Diaboli @ May 21 2008,09:45)
Excellent. I'll contact you next week. Meanwhile, you can drool over the finest sausage in Finnish cuisine. The Black Sausage:



It's a sausage. Really!

It looks like a severed body part that was sent by the kidnappers to scare the family into paying the ransom.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,13:37   

better watch out or Louis will run off with that thing.  I bet he cried when he saw a fork sticking in it.  For God's sake, don't cut it!!!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,14:15   

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Yes, Blair has left office, but Brown isn't any better.

I thought the name George, and difficulty with language, suggested another national figure.

George II??  ;)

Which reminds me:
@Lou FCD.
I didn't want this to be a downer so I didn't post it to your birthday thread, but when I learned you had turned 41, I thought, "A year from now, you will be done with 41, and we will be done with 43."

That sir, is cause to celebrate.

I've never really thought of Inauguration Day as a holiday, but there'll be one hell of a party at the FCD household on the one upcoming.  (Assuming he doesn't pull some "Emergency Martial Law" coup or something...)

January 20, 2009 ought to go down in history as a holiday just behind July 4, 1776.

Also, in honor of said celebration, His Holiness, The Glorified Houseplant Who Would Be Caesar and his entire top staff should be presented with the honorary steel bracelets and anklets before leaving the platform.  He should then be taken to the defendant's table in the nearest federal courthouse to receive his just desserts, and then escorted to a further celebration in the Netherlands where the rest of the world can join in the fun.

That would make for a very happy May Day Birthday next year.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,16:30   

From your lips to Dog's ear. I will be among friends this evening and intend to hoist a refreshing beverage or two (well, fer starters). One of those toasts will be yours. Salud, skol, prosit, sani tate, naroc, slainte, kampai, cheers, mud in yer grill. Happy belated.

244 days.

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slpage



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,16:49   

Quote (PTET @ May 20 2008,03:56)
Born in Glasgow, lived lots of places, and now so central in London it would make your eyes water... As would the tiny size of my flat (or "apartment", for you colonials)  ...

A Londoner, eh?

I spent a few months in England in the mid 1980s, and spent several days in London.  I loved it.  

Me?  Central Vermont.

  
slpage



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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,16:53   

Quote (Kristine @ May 20 2008,15:49)
I'm orginally from Minnesota too.

I recently moved to *redacted* not far from *redacted* still in good ole MN. ;) I've been to Germany, Austria, France, Jamaica, Ecuador/Galapagos, and Canada. I loved Paris. I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)

Are you going to the annual meeting of the SSB and ASN?

I wonder if ReMine is going.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,17:08   

Quote (Robert O'Brien @ May 21 2008,11:09)
Quote (Richard Simons @ May 20 2008,23:32)
I'm in the sticks in Manitoba, an 8-hour drive north of Winnipeg and 3 hours south of Thompson, in a place where the cultural highlights are the Trappers' Festival and the ice fishing derbies.

I've also family in the UK (I grew up in the Manchester area) in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire, plus Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

At least you don't live in Regina, Sasquatchewan (or however they spell it.) Whose idea was it to pronounce Regina like the female part?

Regina - the place where you can look out of your living room window and watch your dog run away from home - for three days.

Actually, from the times I've spent a few hours there it did not seem a bad place although it's getting the sprawl of big box stores that is common to all North American cities.

P.S. It used to be called Pile O'Bones from the heaps of bison bones but as a PR gesture it was renamed after Queen Victoria in the 1880s.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,22:07   

I live about a half mile from Wendy's in one direction, and McDonald's in the other direction.

Wait, was that too specific? :)

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,22:50   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 21 2008,16:54)
Quote (Louis @ May 21 2008,01:43)
Are you trying to force your imperialist, American, cultural hegemony upon we happy few? You hegemoniser you!

Of course not, Louis.

By the way, that should be 'hegemonizer'.

Good lad. I knew I could rely on you.

{sotto voce}

Imperialist running dog.

{/sotto voce}

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 21 2008,23:30   

Sighs heavily...and delurks...

OK, I am probably about the only one here who could possibly tie Erasmus for small towndom.  I was raised in Byhalia MS, currently live in the big metropolis of Memphis, TN (well, just a tech outside of it).  

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

  
nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,00:14   

Quote (bfish @ May 20 2008,16:34)

Hey, I've been to Tasmania. In fact, twas there that my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our now 4 year old. We were staying at a B&B on the Freycinet Peninsula at the time. Beautiful place. In a mere three days on the island we saw an echidna, a platypus, and two black tiger snakes in the wild, plus a very large number of quolls and such, as they roamed the highway at night looking for roadkill, and often becoming it.

Yeah Tassie is great for wildlife and really quite beautiful. It's just a touch too quiet... even when you live in the damn capital.

I should have said I'm originally from the UK, I've been living in Tassie for over two years now. Previous 16 years were spent near Haywards Heath. Childhood spent in Gloucestershire and South Wales.

Nearly stepped on a Tiger snake back in February. Boy was the snake unhappy. Yes indeed.
I've seen plenty of echidnas here but rarely see platypus. Echidnas are very cool but are equipped with weird genitalia. Check out this page and click on photos... if you're interested. :p

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,00:33   

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It could be worse, you could be living in Tasmania.

Think I might be the most isolated lurker here.
I wait to be proven wrong. ;)

We could perhaps argue that one - North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand is where I work and play.

That's cool.
I'm willing to acknowledge defeat.
You're the most isolated person on this board.

and you're prize is .... er.. damn what's the prize?

Quote (bystander @ May 20 2008,18:42)

A small town 2hrs south of Sydney so a long distance hello to you both.

Hello the North!

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,07:49   

Quote (digitus impudicus @ May 22 2008,05:30)
[SNIP]

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

Bolding mine.

FLEEEEEEEEE!!!! FLEEEEEEEEEE! THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH!!!!! 'TIS A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!!!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,09:35   

Quote (Louis @ May 22 2008,07:49)
Quote (digitus impudicus @ May 22 2008,05:30)
[SNIP]

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

Bolding mine.

FLEEEEEEEEE!!!! FLEEEEEEEEEE! THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH!!!!! 'TIS A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!!!!!!

Louis

Louis - It's okay!  Step away from the ledge.  Put down that Dembski and nobody gets hurt.  

I have been in touch with The Royal Academy Of The Queen's English and there has been a ruling:  The Words "Intelligent Redneck" are exactly analogous to the words "Intelligent Design".  

The American Academy of Language then further elaborated that once a redneck becomes intelligent, they can no longer be considered a redneck, just as once someone sees design in everything, they may no longer be considered intelligent.

HTH :)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,09:36   

I'm confused. Why can't labor organizers be considered intelligent?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,10:28   

Quote (Richard Simons @ May 21 2008,15:08)
 
Quote (Robert O'Brien @ May 21 2008,11:09)
   
Quote (Richard Simons @ May 20 2008,23:32)
I'm in the sticks in Manitoba, an 8-hour drive north of Winnipeg and 3 hours south of Thompson, in a place where the cultural highlights are the Trappers' Festival and the ice fishing derbies.

I've also family in the UK (I grew up in the Manchester area) in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire, plus Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

At least you don't live in Regina, Sasquatchewan (or however they spell it.) Whose idea was it to pronounce Regina like the female part?

Regina - the place where you can look out of your living room window and watch your dog run away from home - for three days.

A friend of mine who lived there for a while once told me that Manitoba was the only place he'd ever lived that was so flat that you could actually *see* the curvature of the earth.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,12:27   

I'm currently at Chapel Hill, NC, where I've met Steve Story and Reed and Tiffany Cartwright as well as having some office time with my on-sabbatical boss, Rob Pennock. We're off to Richmond, VA later today and through the Memorial Day weekend. Then there will be a foray to New Jersey to buy a canine weasel substitute in the form of a mini-dachshund and then the subsequent dash back to Michigan through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,12:40   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,10:27)
I'm currently at Chapel Hill, NC, where I've met Steve Story

Wow. So what's Steve really like?? :p

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,13:09   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,15:36)
I'm confused. Why can't labor organizers be considered intelligent?

Hmmmmm I'm going to go with:

Holy more than one meaning for a word, Batman!

;-)

Louis

P.S. Anyway, isn't the real question whether or not labour organisers are designed? Quick, Robin, to the Bat Explanatory Filter!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,14:29   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,12:27)
I'm currently at Chapel Hill, NC, where I've met Steve Story and Reed and Tiffany Cartwright as well as having some office time with my on-sabbatical boss, Rob Pennock. We're off to Richmond, VA later today and through the Memorial Day weekend. Then there will be a foray to New Jersey to buy a canine weasel substitute in the form of a mini-dachshund and then the subsequent dash back to Michigan through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Are mini-dachsunds illegal in Pennsylvania and Ohio?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,15:02   

Quote (Louis @ May 22 2008,13:09)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,15:36)
I'm confused. Why can't labor organizers be considered intelligent?

Hmmmmm I'm going to go with:

Holy more than one meaning for a word, Batman!

;-)

Louis

P.S. Anyway, isn't the real question whether or not labour organisers are designed? Quick, Robin, to the Bat Explanatory Filter!

Ah Ha! Don't worry Little Robin!  The Evil Dr. Darwinist has made a play on words, and as everyone knows, puns are considered the lowest form of humor *.

AOL = American Academy Of Language

**AOL = American Organized Labor? (? AFL = American Federation of Labor)


**Is this what you meant Wes???

* - Not counting farty noises, which are lower, both literally and figuratively.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,15:58   

Quote (J-Dog @ May 22 2008,15:02)
Quote (Louis @ May 22 2008,13:09)
 
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,15:36)
I'm confused. Why can't labor organizers be considered intelligent?

Hmmmmm I'm going to go with:

Holy more than one meaning for a word, Batman!

;-)

Louis

P.S. Anyway, isn't the real question whether or not labour organisers are designed? Quick, Robin, to the Bat Explanatory Filter!

Ah Ha! Don't worry Little Robin!  The Evil Dr. Darwinist has made a play on words, and as everyone knows, puns are considered the lowest form of humor *.

AOL = American Academy Of Language

**AOL = American Organized Labor? (? AFL = American Federation of Labor)


**Is this what you meant Wes???

* - Not counting farty noises, which are lower, both literally and figuratively.

A possible derivation of 'redneck' is the use or red neckerchiefs by West Virgina miners at Blair Mountain . . . other possible derivation is that Scottish Covenanters wore red neck cloths to signify signing the covenants with their own blood (and here I am, descended (maybe) from Scots Presbyterian lowlanders.  Sigh).
I believe Wesley refers to the Blair Mountain miners who fought for the right to organize.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,19:27   

I thought "redneck" came from the pasty white Scots working all day in the hot southern sunshine and getting red necks from the sun burn?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,19:41   

i'm a poor example of a "skool larned southerner".
i've eaten roadkill repeatedly.
and liked it.
i live east of savannah.
surrounded by salt marsh.
which smells rather odd at low tide during the hotter months (all eleven of them).
i had more than one institution of higher learning drop out from around me.
the classes i took were so poor they could only provide us with two digits.  they promised more but...

but i do pal around with some bright folks.

in fact, i shall be dragging one of them to minneapolis (st.paul?) on august 3rd for a few days.
he's got a doctorate in mathematics from a soviet university.  back when the soviet union was an entity.
he's a hoot and a very interesting person to speak to.

any of you axehandles in that area about that time of year?

i'll handle introductions and then sit off to the side and drink myself silly - which takes about a tenth of the alcohol the communist will consume.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,20:15   

I grew up in a small town that had a virus named after it: Coxsackie.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,22:45   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 22 2008,13:40)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,10:27)
I'm currently at Chapel Hill, NC, where I've met Steve Story

Wow. So what's Steve really like?? :p

Sexy. Dashing. Erudite. You know. Everything you'd expect in an AtBC moderator.

We didn't have much time, but Wesley and his lovely wife Diane accompanied me to Weaver Street for a beer.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2008,22:50   

Quote (rhmc @ May 22 2008,20:41)
i'll handle introductions and then sit off to the side and drink myself silly - which takes about a tenth of the alcohol the communist will consume.

Too bad you aren't around The Triangle area of North Carolina. We could have a contest.

:D

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,02:35   

Quote (Henry J @ May 22 2008,04:07)
I live about a half mile from Wendy's in one direction, and McDonald's in the other direction.

Wait, was that too specific? :)

Henry

Opposite that Starbucks, right?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,05:31   

Half of everything is "opposite that Starbucks". The other half is "next to that Starbucks".

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,05:52   

Quote (guthrie @ May 22 2008,14:29)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 22 2008,12:27)
I'm currently at Chapel Hill, NC, where I've met Steve Story and Reed and Tiffany Cartwright as well as having some office time with my on-sabbatical boss, Rob Pennock. We're off to Richmond, VA later today and through the Memorial Day weekend. Then there will be a foray to New Jersey to buy a canine weasel substitute in the form of a mini-dachshund and then the subsequent dash back to Michigan through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Are mini-dachsunds illegal in Pennsylvania and Ohio?

Given the number of breeders in each state, I sure hope not.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,07:14   

You are correct about Starbucks, Wes. In Houston they have two that are across the street from one another at the same intersection. There must be a strong demand for overpriced coffee in that area.........

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,08:27   

Indianapolis, Indiana

Go fast, turn left.

Home of the latest Rape of The Taxpayer NFL stadium.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,08:41   

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Go fast, turn left.

I was confused at first, but then I realized you must be referring to the Major Taylor Velodrome.   ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,09:16   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Half of everything is "opposite that Starbucks". The other half is "next to that Starbucks".

True true.

I'm reminded of Lewis Black's epic piece about the fact that he has discovered the end of the universe. I.e. that bit between two Starbucks facing each other on the same street.

Anyway, I'm off to Starbucks....

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,09:18   

Quote (Louis @ May 23 2008,04:16)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Half of everything is "opposite that Starbucks". The other half is "next to that Starbucks".

True true.

I'm reminded of Lewis Black's epic piece about the fact that he has discovered the end of the universe. I.e. that bit between two Starbucks facing each other on the same street.

Anyway, I'm off to Starbucks....

Louis

What's Starbucks?

  
fusilier



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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,09:28   

Quote (carlsonjok @ May 23 2008,09:41)
Quote (fusilier @ May 23 2008,08:27)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Go fast, turn left.

I was confused at first, but then I realized you must be referring to the Major Taylor Velodrome.   ;)

Yep.

I've watched a few races there - but was a roadie, not a trackie when I had my USCF license.

OBTW, like J-Dog, I grew up in Toledo, OH.  Dunno if he's old enough to remember Tiedtke's, however.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,10:02   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,15:18)
Quote (Louis @ May 23 2008,04:16)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Half of everything is "opposite that Starbucks". The other half is "next to that Starbucks".

True true.

I'm reminded of Lewis Black's epic piece about the fact that he has discovered the end of the universe. I.e. that bit between two Starbucks facing each other on the same street.

Anyway, I'm off to Starbucks....

Louis

What's Starbucks?

LOL Don't be mean just because you live in an apparently civilised country as opposed to an apparently uncivilised one, or one which, for some reason* is trying very hard to emulate an uncivilised one.

Louis

*Love the USA though I do, and I genuinely do love it and its people, I am constantly bemused by the "Special Relationship"**. I can only think it's because we, as a nation, are too lazy to learn French, and that the words "Entente Cordiale" sound to the Little Britainers like some kind of soft drink. We should stop mincing about, join Europe and get on with life. Doesn't mean that the USA can't play too (it needs to be more positively outward looking, by which I mean having a foreign policy beyond "They're foreign, bomb them". Learning from your own mistakes is clever, learning form the mistakes of others is genius. It's time we all shaped up, but can I hope just a little bit that the USA will learn from the imperialist cock ups of Europe?), it just means that we should strong forge links closer to home as well as across the Atlantic. I've always thought that the UK's future lies in Europe, mainly because they have better cafes, cuisine, women and mountains. ;-)

**Which seems to be the same as the relationship between a beaten trailer park wife and her abusive uneducated thug of a husband, as Marcus Brigstocke put so memorably.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,10:31   

Quote (Louis @ May 23 2008,05:02)
   
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,15:18)
   
Quote (Louis @ May 23 2008,04:16)
     
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Half of everything is "opposite that Starbucks". The other half is "next to that Starbucks".

True true.

I'm reminded of Lewis Black's epic piece about the fact that he has discovered the end of the universe. I.e. that bit between two Starbucks facing each other on the same street.

Anyway, I'm off to Starbucks....

Louis

What's Starbucks?

LOL Don't be mean just because you live in an apparently civilised country as opposed to an apparently uncivilised one, or one which, for some reason* is trying very hard to emulate an uncivilised one.

Louis

*Love the USA though I do, and I genuinely do love it and its people, I am constantly bemused by the "Special Relationship"**. I can only think it's because we, as a nation, are too lazy to learn French, and that the words "Entente Cordiale" sound to the Little Britainers like some kind of soft drink. We should stop mincing about, join Europe and get on with life. Doesn't mean that the USA can't play too (it needs to be more positively outward looking, by which I mean having a foreign policy beyond "They're foreign, bomb them". Learning from your own mistakes is clever, learning form the mistakes of others is genius. It's time we all shaped up, but can I hope just a little bit that the USA will learn from the imperialist cock ups of Europe?), it just means that we should strong forge links closer to home as well as across the Atlantic. I've always thought that the UK's future lies in Europe, mainly because they have better cafes, cuisine, women and mountains. ;-)

**Which seems to be the same as the relationship between a beaten trailer park wife and her abusive uneducated thug of a husband, as Marcus Brigstocke put so memorably.

Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

Anyway nobody noticed my other bit of meanness;

Edit to add that I forgot to add that I edited the URL, sorry.

  
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Go fast, turn left.

I was confused at first, but then I realized you must be referring to the Major Taylor Velodrome.   ;)

Yep.

I've watched a few races there - but was a roadie, not a trackie when I had my USCF license.

OBTW, like J-Dog, I grew up in Toledo, OH.  Dunno if he's old enough to remember Tiedtke's, however.

My dad helped "organize"  Tiedke's (or maybe got fired when he tried to organize it?) and met my Mom while he was working there before WWII, and he was big into Org Labor all his life.  He was seriously pissed when I bought my first car and it was a Triumph TR3. Imported!  Put Good American Auto Workers out of work!  

I don't remember Tiedke's, so I think it was bought out before my time.

What are the odds we're both here?  Do we need a new thread to find out who grew up closest, rather than farthest away?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,11:56   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,11:58   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,16:31)
[SNIP]

Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

Anyway nobody noticed my other bit of meanness;

[SNIP]

LOL I noticed your other bit of meanness. I was amused.

As for what is Starbucks.....well, I don't really know. Perhaps it's something to do with the Beatles!

;-)

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,12:26   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 23 2008,06:56)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

Thanks Lou. Can't seem to get a straight answer out of Louis; He's rambling on about beatles now, God help him.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,12:45   

Quote (Lou FCD @ May 23 2008,11:56)
       
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

Tall, grande, and venti, in that order. You can actually get small, medium, and large sizes, too. They just don't advertise them. (Americans prefer their coffee supersized, along with everything else.)

Alan, Starbucks is coffee almost as good as the average coffee served throughout Europe and South America. It is head and shoulders better than the thin swill that typically passes for coffee here in the states (what my Dutch friends call "look-through coffee"). Other than that, Starbucks is indeed mediocre and over-priced. But when you can't find anything that meets your standards, lower your standards. Hence I go there often. :) It's really good coffee!!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,12:58   

Quote (dogdidit @ May 23 2008,13:45)
Quote (Lou FCD @ May 23 2008,11:56)
         
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

Tall, grande, and venti, in that order. You can actually get small, medium, and large sizes, too. They just don't advertise them. (Americans prefer their coffee supersized, along with everything else.)

Alan, Starbucks is coffee almost as good as the average coffee served throughout Europe and South America. It is head and shoulders better than the thin swill that typically passes for coffee here in the states (what my Dutch friends call "look-through coffee"). Other than that, Starbucks is indeed mediocre and over-priced. But when you can't find anything that meets your standards, lower your standards. Hence I go there often. :) It's really good coffee!!

Don't listen to him, Alan.  It's little more than warm water with a few coffee grounds and a magic prayer waved over it.

My daughter brings me the frozen coffee drinks from time to time, and I like them, but don't tell anyone.  You'll ruin my coffee-curmudgeon reputation.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,15:25   

Quote (Louis @ May 23 2008,10:58)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,16:31)
[SNIP]

Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

Anyway nobody noticed my other bit of meanness;

[SNIP]

LOL I noticed your other bit of meanness. I was amused.

As for what is Starbucks.....well, I don't really know. Perhaps it's something to do with the Beatles!

;-)

Louis

Or, it may have something to do with Battlestar Galactica...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,16:51   

Starbucks isn't a very good name for the place. The way your bucks disappear when you step in the door is more reminiscent of a black hole........

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,16:56   

Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,18:26)
Quote (Lou FCD @ May 23 2008,06:56)
Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

Thanks Lou. Can't seem to get a straight answer out of Louis; He's rambling on about beatles now, God help him.

I'd rather he didn't. I like to help myself.

Waaaait a minute! D'oh foiled again!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,17:03   

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Quote (Alan Fox @ May 23 2008,11:31)
Bloody hell you read a lot into my post. No really, what is Starbucks?

A coffee house chain that's based in (ahem) Seattle of all places.

The coffee's mediocre, the prices are outrageous, and it's the place to see and be seen by the mindless hordes of lemmings that wouldn't know good coffee if it bit them.

Most irritating of all, instead of ordering your coffee in small, medium, or large, it crashes right through the stupid and pretentious barrier by labeling its sizes as "tall, venti, and grande" (or maybe vice versa on the last two, I forget).

Tall, grande, and venti, in that order. You can actually get small, medium, and large sizes, too. They just don't advertise them. (Americans prefer their coffee supersized, along with everything else.)

Alan, Starbucks is coffee almost as good as the average coffee served throughout Europe and South America. It is head and shoulders better than the thin swill that typically passes for coffee here in the states (what my Dutch friends call "look-through coffee"). Other than that, Starbucks is indeed mediocre and over-priced. But when you can't find anything that meets your standards, lower your standards. Hence I go there often. :) It's really good coffee!!

Coffee should be like a body building, midget porn star from Turin with Zambian ancestry:

Short, black, Italian, hint of the exotic, powerful, and {ahem} punches well above it's weight.

Louis

P.S. Ok so that simile didn't exactly work, but I've been drinking. Sue me. Pay day is a wondeful thing. Nipped out of work at 6:30pm (hey, it's P.O.E.T.S. Day*, I can leave early) dropped the car off and popped to the shops to get some food for the weekend. Ended up piss drunk four hours later with a loaf of Polish bread and something suspiciously like some sausages. Luckily made the smart move and took the beloved with me. Thus the couch and I will not be spending the night together! Hoorah! And a merry christmas to one and all. Up your knickers Queenie!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,19:30   

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Too bad you aren't around The Triangle area of North Carolina. We could have a contest.

my money would be on that godless commie.
i'm no stranger to over indulgence but he drinks like there is truly no tomorrow.

but it would be interesting to watch.  :)

how often do you get down to charlotte?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,22:37   

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Home of the latest Rape of The Taxpayer NFL stadium.

I thought they built that for DCI Championships.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2008,22:40   

What's very wierd is that there is actually a Starbuck, MN.  It's not big (population under 500), and it doesn't have a Starbucks.  Go figure.   :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2008,03:37   

I'm in San Luis Obispo, CA, within walking distance of 3 Starbucks and 4 non-Starbucks coffeshops.

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I'm orginally from Minnesota too.

I recently moved to *redacted* not far from *redacted* still in good ole MN. ;) I've been to Germany, Austria, France, Jamaica, Ecuador/Galapagos, and Canada. I loved Paris. I COULD LOVE LONDON! (I want to go there in a major way, being that I was an English major and all.)



which, despite the film Fargo (some of it filmed near my former house, and including someone I know as an extra, neither of which have anything to do with Fargo), I had never heard of until moving to Minneapolis. I will never eat it again. I'd sooner eat haggis. You think I'm kidding but I'm not. :)

I like cheese, but not Wisconsin cheese (what's up with them?) except for fresh cheese curds and the sharp cheddar.

I am not Scandinavian. No, no, no. :)

Every Christmas and Thanksgiving until my grandmother couldn't cook any more. Maybe she did it so we wouldn't feel so bad... er.. y'know...

Haven't touched it since. Good god, it was her came over from the old country, not me.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2008,05:51   

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Sighs heavily...and delurks...

OK, I am probably about the only one here who could possibly tie Erasmus for small towndom.  I was raised in Byhalia MS, currently live in the big metropolis of Memphis, TN (well, just a tech outside of it).  

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

link

I grew up somewhere close to what's now 162nd. The road was gravel and maybe 10 neighbors within 3 miles. It was all Weyerhauser land around us and the closest town was Machias about 5 miles away. School, 3 miles. We were at the top of one hill and school at the top of another. I really did walk uphill in the snow both ways to school. There are paved roads there now by the look of this map. I haven't had a reason to go back and try to find the farmhouse. I can't tell where it would be from this map anyway.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2008,05:56   

Anyone from here?

(p.s. Sorry if this came up before and I missed it.)

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2008,09:41   

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Quote (digitus impudicus @ May 21 2008,23:30)
Sighs heavily...and delurks...

OK, I am probably about the only one here who could possibly tie Erasmus for small towndom.  I was raised in Byhalia MS, currently live in the big metropolis of Memphis, TN (well, just a tech outside of it).  

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

link

I grew up somewhere close to what's now 162nd. The road was gravel and maybe 10 neighbors within 3 miles. It was all Weyerhauser land around us and the closest town was Machias about 5 miles away. School, 3 miles. We were at the top of one hill and school at the top of another. I really did walk uphill in the snow both ways to school.

Did you live in a shoebox in the middle of the road?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,12:35   

I'm planning to do a road trip to get to the Society for the Study of Evolution conference that starts on the morning of the 20th. That routes me through Michigan, then Illinois through Chicago, then through Wisconsin. I could see getting to somewhere in the Chicago area by evening of the 18th, then getting to within an hour or two drive of the conference site on the 19th. Coming back, the conference ends on the 24th, so I'd either have an evening near Minneapolis or head back to somewhere near Chicago again, which would open up the evening of the 24th or 25th for social activities near Chicago. So if there are any folks who are in the right vicinities and times who would like to socialize a bit and let me set up my air mattress on the floor, I'm open to suggestions.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,12:37   

Quote (dheddle @ May 24 2008,06:56)
Anyone from here?

(p.s. Sorry if this came up before and I missed it.)

I think that's where the Uncommonly Dense servers are located.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,13:04   

Right, let's give this thread some class and get another Londoner into it.

Cheers!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,14:44   

Quote (Wonderpants @ June 11 2008,13:04)
Right, let's give this thread some class and get another Londoner into it.

Cheers!

//raises vodka glass.

... I think our London mates will only do that if they can lure you into a fast-paced Mornington Crescent Death Match.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,15:03   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 11 2008,12:35)
I'm planning to do a road trip to get to the Society for the Study of Evolution conference that starts on the morning of the 20th. That routes me through Michigan, then Illinois through Chicago, then through Wisconsin. I could see getting to somewhere in the Chicago area by evening of the 18th, then getting to within an hour or two drive of the conference site on the 19th. Coming back, the conference ends on the 24th, so I'd either have an evening near Minneapolis or head back to somewhere near Chicago again, which would open up the evening of the 24th or 25th for social activities near Chicago. So if there are any folks who are in the right vicinities and times who would like to socialize a bit and let me set up my air mattress on the floor, I'm open to suggestions.

Wes  - I just PM'd you about this - but if you can manage it, I think we have to meet up with Rich - I still owe him for drinks and dinner. Oh, and trashing his favorite establishment.

However, I want you to know that it was Prof Steve-Steve that is actually responsible.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,15:14   

That rascal. I've heard, though, that PSS may be coming to SSE, too.

Minneapolis, watch out...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,15:25   

You teasers. I'll stand us a nice dinner in Chicago - Wes deserves it for his kitzmiller work. We can then be entertained a J dog destroys the crockery.

Let me know, folks.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,16:06   

So is it to be Mpls or Chicagger?

I do believe I promised PSS a Darwin shirt in his size. D'oh! I forgot. :)



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2008,22:52   

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Quote (digitus impudicus @ May 21 2008,23:30)
Sighs heavily...and delurks...

OK, I am probably about the only one here who could possibly tie Erasmus for small towndom.  I was raised in Byhalia MS, currently live in the big metropolis of Memphis, TN (well, just a tech outside of it).  

I am a scary thing, an intelligent redneck.  I do at least have a Bachelors degree in Econ/Finance.  That, in theory, should at least qualify me as mildly evil.  
:D

link

I grew up somewhere close to what's now 162nd. The road was gravel and maybe 10 neighbors within 3 miles. It was all Weyerhauser land around us and the closest town was Machias about 5 miles away. School, 3 miles. We were at the top of one hill and school at the top of another. I really did walk uphill in the snow both ways to school. There are paved roads there now by the look of this map. I haven't had a reason to go back and try to find the farmhouse. I can't tell where it would be from this map anyway.

:D[/quote]
link

I grew up somewhere close to what's now 162nd. The road was gravel and maybe 10 neighbors within 3 miles. It was all Weyerhauser land around us and the closest town was Machias about 5 miles away. School, 3 miles. We were at the top of one hill and school at the top of another. I really did walk uphill in the snow both ways to school. There are paved roads there now by the look of this map. I haven't had a reason to go back and try to find the farmhouse. I can't tell where it would be from this map anyway.


Google earth doesn't have good detail, but the 2003 data from the gub'mint says Byhalia's population is 717 or so.  Look for Route 309 heading north from Byhalia.  Somewhere before you get to Goodman Rd, and before the river, on the lleft of 309 you will see a big house with a pond in the back of it, a little house to the south, and what looks like a bigger house (actually a barn).  My grandfather built all of those, but I only remember that the smaller house used to be a barn (and remember him turning it into a house), and I remember him and my uncle Ted making a toothpick model of what would be the big barn later.  I used to fish out of the pond in back, and of course the bass and bream would be our dinner.  There were lots of woods around, and before it became as populated as you see on the mapquest picture, I commonly roamed through a lot of those woods armed (pistol, rifle, or shotgun, it depended on the mood, we had lots of feral dogs in that area).  It is still pretty rural, my grandfathers family lived in Moscow TN.  He had to hunt for squirrels to help feed the family when he was a "yun'un".

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2008,06:49   

Chicago area, either evening of the 18th or the 25th, or both, depending on how folks feel about an an excuse to socialize on Hump Day, and availability of a patch of floor someplace for me to crash.

Given it's a four-hour drive from home, and a seven hour drive from Minneapolis, I could probably be on hand for something on the afternoon of the 18th in Chicago, and what the schedule for the 25th would be depends on what I can arrange nearer Minneapolis for the evening of the 24th. If nothing, I'd be on the road the evening of the 24th and near Chicago near noon.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2008,07:51   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 11 2008,15:25)
You teasers. I'll stand us a nice dinner in Chicago - Wes deserves it for his kitzmiller work. We can then be entertained a J dog destroys the crockery.

Let me know, folks.

Richard - I PM'd you, but we have food now in the suburbs too, so we can rustle up some grub for Dr. Wes out in the wilds, and we owe you, so here's your chance to get even.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2008,22:57   

Ribs and a Caesar salad from Portillo's, followed by a baseball game. I tried my hand at getting some pictures in the next-to-dark conditions at the ballpark.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2008,00:51   

Weds - we'll go somewhere nice. I'll have the yet prepped for the Maldives, maybe.

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Weds - we'll go somewhere nice. I'll have the yet prepped for the Maldives, maybe.

YOU BETTER NOT HOMO! I WANT ALL THE INDIAN OCEAN TO MYSELF. ANYWAY I'M FLYING  OVER IT NEXT SUNDAY :P

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2008,09:00   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 20 2008,00:51)
Weds - we'll go somewhere nice. I'll have the yet prepped for the Maldives, maybe.

Malvides?  What, are you nought but an Argy Symp?

Didn't the English Army fight to keep this the Faulklands???



What?  The Malvides you say?

Oh right!  A right different kettle of fish, eh what?




Carry On then!

edited for picture size.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2009,11:13   

My wife, Diane, will be visiting Chicago for a Vizsla Club board meeting on Saturday, leaving her Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon open. Diane is an interdisciplinary researcher with degrees in zoology, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and wildlife and fisheries sciences. If anybody in the Chicago area would care to do some socializing with Diane, let me know so we can get the contacts set up.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2009,11:49   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,11:13)
My wife, Diane, will be visiting Chicago for a Vizsla Club board meeting on Saturday, leaving her Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon open. Diane is an interdisciplinary researcher with degrees in zoology, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and wildlife and fisheries sciences. If anybody in the Chicago area would care to do some socializing with Diane, let me know so we can get the contacts set up.

If Diane is downtown and would like a nice dinner, I'd be happy to find a nice place that servers the cuisine of her choice and treat her.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2009,18:55   

I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2009,23:04   

I have had to opportunity to play host to a handful of TO/TD/PT/AtBC folks over the years.

Gary Hurd, Dana Point, Ca.

I'm in the phone book.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,09:13   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,18:55)
I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

I'm a ways from the airport, but if she wants to catch the blue line in to downtown where the good stuff's at..

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,09:32   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,18:55)
I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

Wes & Diane - Good location for us... extremely BAD timing for us!

Our recent grad has only 2 more weekends to get ready to move to the Saginaw area for a job, and Mom and her are organizing and shopping like crazy for stuff.  The schedule they have set is way more intense than moving to college, and rivals the strict timelines set up by Eisenhower for the Allied invasion of Normandy.  I just hope that the damn merchants are still expecting them to go to the Pas de Calais...

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,11:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,07:13)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,18:55)
I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

I'm a ways from the airport, but if she wants to catch the blue line in to downtown where the good stuff's at..

Just don't expect to, uh, meet any girls when you're hanging out with Richard.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,11:26   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 17 2009,11:16)
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,07:13)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,18:55)
I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

I'm a ways from the airport, but if she wants to catch the blue line in to downtown where the good stuff's at..

Just don't expect to, uh, meet any girls when you're hanging out with Richard.

Proof that I'm not a homosexualist, 'cause they has loads of girl freinds.

:angry:

HOMO

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,13:01   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,09:26)
   
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 17 2009,11:16)
     
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,07:13)
     
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 16 2009,18:55)
I got an update on the place where Diane's meeting on Saturday is at, which is near the O'Hare Airport, 6400 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL.

I'm a ways from the airport, but if she wants to catch the blue line in to downtown where the good stuff's at..

Just don't expect to, uh, meet any girls when you're hanging out with Richard.

Proof that I'm not a homosexualist, 'cause they has loads of girl freinds.

:angry:

HOMO


HA HA THIS IS RICHARD AND HIS FRIENDS:



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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,13:48   

That makes me look old.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,17:59   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,13:48)
That makes me look old.

:angry:



Good to see you lost that "extra" weight dude!

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,22:01   

Quote (J-Dog @ July 17 2009,17:59)
Quote (Richardthughes @ July 17 2009,13:48)
That makes me look old.

:angry:




Good to see you lost that "extra" weight dude!

For a sec, I thought that was Louis, but with smaller moobs.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2009,22:17   

No tattoo also.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 18 2009,05:00   

"Tattoos" plural folks.

Anyway, rather than amuse myself at the expense of Deadman et al, I have a question. Who is that big blond guy his face is familiar. I'm sure I've seen that photo before (probably here when someone was making a "HA HA this is you" classic). Is the guy famous?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: July 18 2009,06:41   

Quote (Louis @ July 18 2009,00:00)
"Tattoos" plural folks.

Anyway, rather than amuse myself at the expense of Deadman et al, I have a question. Who is that big blond guy his face is familiar. I'm sure I've seen that photo before (probably here when someone was making a "HA HA this is you" classic). Is the guy famous?

Louis

Apparently!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 31 2009,09:42   

Anyone else in New York at the moment?  I'm here wandering round, failing to go to various places (but I did find O'Hara's bar).  Anyway, I'll be helping Grrl celebrate her blogoversary tomorrow, and probably going to hear Josh Rosenau next week.  Both events will include beer drinking at some point.  It would be good to see what some of you look like in real life.

EDIT: added second link.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 31 2009,10:09   

Quote (Bob O'H @ July 31 2009,09:42)
Anyone else in New York at the moment?  I'm here wandering round, failing to go to various places (but I did find O'Hara's bar).  Anyway, I'll be helping Grrl celebrate her blogoversary tomorrow, and probably going to hear Josh Rosenau next week.  Both events will include beer drinking at some point.  It would be good to see what some of you look like in real life.

New York City?!?!?!?!?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,12:43   

My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,13:59   

Quote (Bob O'H @ July 31 2009,09:42)
Anyone else in New York at the moment?  I'm here wandering round, failing to go to various places (but I did find O'Hara's bar).  Anyway, I'll be helping Grrl celebrate her blogoversary tomorrow, and probably going to hear Josh Rosenau next week.  Both events will include beer drinking at some point.  It would be good to see what some of you look like in real life.

EDIT: added second link.

You don't want to see me in real life, I fear.

I...I'm hideous. Don't look at me.

I also may have married Lisa Minelli, I think. I dunno, I was pretty drunk.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,14:12   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,10:43)
My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

Good news. Congratulations.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,14:57   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,12:43)
My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

It'd be a long commute, but I hear there's a lovely dinosaur-themed property available...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,15:02   

Last I heard, Lenny Flank lives in St. Petersburg too. Maybe you'll cross paths.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,15:35   

Congratulations and good luck - I am sure you won't miss the Midwestern winters!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,18:19   

Quote (Freelurker @ Aug. 08 2009,15:02)
Last I heard, Lenny Flank lives in St. Petersburg too. Maybe you'll cross paths.

That would be interesting. We've been in correspondence since about 1992, but never met in person.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,18:20   

Quote (J-Dog @ Aug. 08 2009,15:35)
Congratulations and good luck - I am sure you won't miss the Midwestern winters!

I'm not much for snow, but Diane actually enjoys having at least some time in winter around snow. Not much chance of that in St. Petersburg.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,18:21   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Aug. 08 2009,14:57)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,12:43)
My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

It'd be a long commute, but I hear there's a lovely dinosaur-themed property available...

That's near where my sister lives. I don't know that she is looking for real estate currently, but I'll check.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,18:22   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Aug. 08 2009,14:12)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,10:43)
My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

Good news. Congratulations.

Thanks. I'm happy to be able to step to a new job and not swell the ranks of the unemployed.

And it is one of the few opportunities I know of where having an organismal biology background is a plus.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,20:51   

Depends.  The original one has quite a bit in winter.

Anyway, congrats on the new post: I hope you have fun there!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,21:07   

Very cool, Wesley. I'll add my congrats to the others'.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2009,21:08   

FYI, I'm down in San Diego.  Would love to meet some CBEB (and more reputable types as well, of course) if any of y'all happen to live/visit here.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,07:05   

Wesley,
Congratulations, and good luck.  Way back in the '70s I lived for a time just up the road in Orlando.  I remember Tampa/St.Petersburg as being a nice area.  You'll certainly have no lack of interesting wildlife in Florida.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,08:13   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,19:22)
Quote (Dr.GH @ Aug. 08 2009,14:12)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 08 2009,10:43)
My location is changing. In another couple of weeks, I will have a Florida address, somewhere in commuting distance of St. Petersburg.

Good news. Congratulations.

Thanks. I'm happy to be able to step to a new job and not swell the ranks of the unemployed.

And it is one of the few opportunities I know of where having an organismal biology background is a plus.

Another congratulations.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,08:19   

That's fabulous!  Congrats on the new post and new digs.  St. Petersburg is the location of one of my  favorite places in the world

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,09:52   

HAHA! THIS IS YOU*:


*ur house

P.S. : Wolfie!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,11:48   

I wondered about the heat, humidity, and occasional downpour. I guess there was a reason.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,11:50   

Quote (Wolfhound @ Aug. 09 2009,08:19)
That's fabulous!  Congrats on the new post and new digs.  St. Petersburg is the location of one of my  favorite places in the world

That looks highly dangerous.

Diane said, "St. Pete has a library."

:-)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,14:55   

Quote (deadman_932 @ Aug. 09 2009,10:52)
HAHA! THIS IS YOU*:


*ur house

P.S. : Wolfie!

It's true; lotsa' dicks live in Florida.

*waves back at DM*  I'm heading out for my traditional 10 day fun n'frolic in Seattle on the 20th.  Dog show slave Thursday-Sunday then nothing but blueberry and blackberry picking, Evergreen State Fair attending (poultry show and draft horse pull, BAY-bee!), Archie McPhee shopping, aquarium gawping, Chinatown restaurant diving, and whatever else I decide to cram in.  Or I might just hang out on the deck under the redwood trees and make Wolfie stew in the hot tub.

Decisions, decisions...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2009,14:58   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 09 2009,12:50)
Quote (Wolfhound @ Aug. 09 2009,08:19)
That's fabulous!  Congrats on the new post and new digs.  St. Petersburg is the location of one of my  favorite places in the world

That looks highly dangerous.

Diane said, "St. Pete has a library."

:-)

Oh, it is!  Many, many hours and much money is lost among the towering shelves.  I'm going next Saturday!  *hugs self*

Re: The library.  Oddly enough, some of the natives can read.  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2009,14:57   

I just had dinner with Lowell. We did eateded at the Atwood Cafe. It am delishus. We are all sofisticated and shit.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2009,13:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 13 2009,14:57)
I just had dinner with Lowell. We did eateded at the Atwood Cafe. It am delishus. We are all sofisticated and shit.

I'll tell you, Richard knows how to live. We had banana-bread pudding for, well, pudding, that nearly put Rich into a sugar-induced seizure.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2009,15:52   

I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

   
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I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

I believe Milwaukee is Algonquin for "the good land."

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2009,17:30   

Anyone in the DC area on next Thursday Aug 20?

The week after that I will be in the Czech Republic, visiting Brno, Olomouc, and perhaps Hyn?ice - all associated with Gregor Mendel's life and work. If you can't meet me, I'll try to bring back pictures. I'd love to bring Prof Steve Steve with me if anyone knows how to make that happen.

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Quote (American Saddlebred @ Aug. 14 2009,15:52)
I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

I believe Milwaukee is Algonquin for "the good land."

I was not aware of that.

  
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I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

I believe Milwaukee is Algonquin for "the good land."

I was not aware of that.

We're not worthy!

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I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

I believe Milwaukee is Algonquin for "the good land."

I was not aware of that.

We're not worthy!

I was watching Wayne's World just this morning. And I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you snooping kids.

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I am currently living in Milwaukee, WI.

I believe Milwaukee is Algonquin for "the good land."

I was not aware of that.

We're not worthy!

I was watching Wayne's World just this morning. And I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you snooping kids.

I BELEVE TIHS WAS A SIGN FRUM HEBBIN.



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Raevmo



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2009,04:04   

Anybody here going to ESEB?

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2009,04:11   

As I said in over at the BW, I'll be in London on September 25th and 26th, if anyone is around.

I also have a show in Dudley (near Birmingham) on September 27th.

Ice cold beer is mandatory!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2009,17:46   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 24 2009,05:11)
Ice cold beer is mandatory!

is that even possible in ye merry olde england?

  
ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2009,18:13   

I was at the American Museum of Natural History in New York yesterday and was surprised to run into Afarensis there.



He was accompanied by a lady friend.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2009,11:47   

I'm still in Seattle.  Went up the Snohomish River yesterday and caught some pink salmon.  Right arm is sore (those suckers can FIGHT!) but belly is full.

I will be here all week, ladies and gentlemen.  Back to the swamplands Sunday morning.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2009,13:34   

Quote (rhmc @ Aug. 24 2009,23:46)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 24 2009,05:11)
Ice cold beer is mandatory!

is that even possible in ye merry olde england?

Yes. Certain good quality continental beers are best served chilled, and I have heard tell that [tone of great disapproval] lager and colonial imports are also chilled, but a gentleman does not drink such as they.[/tone of great disapproval]

Real beer, ale, stout, porter etc are not overly chilled, although some are served sub ambient temperature. We like to taste beer. This is because we Europeans brew good beer not manky piss water that has to be chilled to the point where one's mouth is numb enough to not notice the fact that it has already passed through at least two other people's kidneys that evening.

{Ahem}

Not that I have an opinion on the matter or anything.

Louis

ETA: And we're not merry neither, see.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2009,13:50   

Quote (Raevmo @ Aug. 24 2009,04:04)
Anybody here going to ESEB?

Not me this year, but look out for someone very tall and looking like Dembski (sans sweater).  If you see such a person, it's probably Jeannot.

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