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Everyone's a Party Planner

ROC sends his regrets for Barista's May 9 soiree (we know he'll be there undercover) but offers this advice:

Make sure Cathar and Butch are chaperoned (or at least don't have any rulers on their persons). Don't let Milo bring any spreadsheets (no matter how much he protests). Ask Miss Martta to tie up the dog(s) outside. Get Lex sloppy drunk. Seat Walleroo precisely in the middle of the room. Hire Garret Morrision as the parking valet. Put Mrs. Kenschaft on Doe-Patrol. And don't let Grabowski attend at all (if you know what is good for you/him).

Most of all, have a good time and plan the destruction of the Watercooler!

Our friend The Prop sent this:

With a bit more notice we could have shipped you anonymous bottles of nitrous oxide. It *seems* the same as regular pasteurized carb-free air upon consumption, but then, oh you kid! It comes in three flavors: Fatty Arbuckle, Errol Flynn and Courtney Love (aka "the Widow Cobain").

April 20, 2005 in Help Your Barista! | Permalink


Good manner require that you ask fi anyone's on Atkins before you roll out the Arbuckle.

Posted by: pops | Apr 20, 2005 11:23:21 AM

If ROC isn't going to be there, I sort of feel uneasy about attending myself. I mean, what's the point now? (I really wanted to meet the "guy," at least I assume ROC is a guy.) And I don't quite want to get buttonholed and spittle-flecked all evening by angry liberals in case that happens; I've been "dinner," before, lots of times, honest. Walleroo, will you help protect me? Miss Martta, you too? Pam? St. Dymphna?

Posted by: cathar | Apr 20, 2005 12:34:53 PM

This Liberatrian promises to uphold and protect you, in the name of freedom and justice for all!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 20, 2005 12:46:23 PM

Just in case, I'll bring my taser.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 20, 2005 12:46:51 PM

I can be bribed...

Posted by: Pam | Apr 20, 2005 12:56:55 PM

Is Victoria Oageme invited?

I just got the below email. Unless Barista works for the International Business Bureau in Abidjan, I think someone is harvesting email addresses off the site. Did everyone else get this as well, because I was going to put together a group to forward her the money she needs for her project.

I am Mrs Victoria Ogaeme, I got to know of you courtesy of International Business Bureau in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) sequent to my zeal towards foreign investment...

Posted by: Lex | Apr 20, 2005 1:29:50 PM

Lex, oh yeah spammers most certainly harvest off this site. Scanning software can pull out email addresses from any site where people openly post their real email.

I hadn't received a single piece of spam here at work until I posted once with my actually email. Duh! Now it won't stop. Lesson learned the hard way.

Posted by: State Street Pete | Apr 20, 2005 1:48:42 PM

i post my real email and get no spam.

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 20, 2005 1:56:10 PM


I can forward you Victoria's email if you're an aficianado of the Nigerian 419 scam :)

This is the first time it happened to me here, though. But since I don't use this email much, I figured it must be from here.

State Street--any solutions the Big B can implement you know of?

Posted by: Lex | Apr 20, 2005 2:03:21 PM

Spam blockers and firewalls can help with this. All the spam I get is from drug companies who think I have an erectile dysfunction problem...:-) So much for market research.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 20, 2005 2:21:09 PM

oh, i've gotten the nigerian scam loads of times before...just not on this email address...

martta - i get the erectile dysfunction emails too. go figure!

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 20, 2005 2:23:52 PM

Glad you've escaped the onslaught. Not sure why some get the spam and some don't. Maybe your ISP filters it out? Or just lucky I guess.

Some sites (like yahoogroups) obfuscate the address to something such as toomuch@....

You can also post with an email address which is only understandable by humans, such as, "toomuch -at- spam d0t calm". According to my tech pal most automated software has a hard time with stuff like that.

Posted by: State Street Pete | Apr 20, 2005 2:33:25 PM

Don't worry Cathar I'll be there as well

Posted by: jmo | Apr 20, 2005 4:03:24 PM

and rumour has it that jmo has a "concealed weapon..."

Posted by: Gonzo Journalist | Apr 20, 2005 6:07:33 PM

Yes, Lex, Victoria has contacted me as well.

Posted by: latebloomer | Apr 20, 2005 10:56:41 PM


She tells me that if I wire her $1000 to get the box out of storage, she'll wire the $6 million to my account and I can keep 15%. Want to go halfsies?

Posted by: Lex | Apr 21, 2005 9:32:06 AM

I am gratified that my homies will be out in force to support me May 9. In the meantime, they have my permission (as if it's needed) to apply their efforts in Bloomfield if and as the situation calls for it. Everyone else sounds so competent on this site, so confident, that it almost scares a lad whose true hero and role model is Garfield. Pam, what sort of bribe did you have in mind? Jmo, don't forget your TOW.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 21, 2005 9:37:47 AM

here is the way to

Posted by: Right of Center | Apr 21, 2005 9:46:49 AM


Posted by: Right of Center | Apr 21, 2005 9:47:29 AM

Sounds like a deal to me, Lex!!

Posted by: latebloomer | Apr 21, 2005 10:22:35 AM

I hope to attend. I may or may not show up with scores of greedy developers and members of what Garrett calls my "machine"

Ed Remsen

Posted by: Ed Remsen | Apr 21, 2005 5:57:05 PM

Actually, Mayor, I think he referred to them as your "Storm Troopers."

Posted by: cathar | Apr 21, 2005 6:03:51 PM

Cathar, I don't understand you. What happened to your vast book learning? your huge storehouse of literary references? your rapier wit which leaves liberals writhing on the ground (is how I think you put it)? Do you really need protection against all the boobs and nincompoops?

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 26, 2005 1:55:17 PM

"i post my real email and get no spam.

I've gotten only spam from one source from this site: Roberta Baldwin's real estate newsletter. I don't know why you don't get it, Butch. Maybe she doesn't want to do business with lesbians.

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