May 28, 2005

LA Meetup Featuring a22lamia at Casa de Calamari It appears that a22lamia (who is visiting the big city after spending weeks staring at Joshua Trees in the Mojave desert) is going to come over to my house in West Hollywood for cocktails tonight. I've got the word out to Mandyman, but if any other LA monkeys want to show up, drop me a line at michael.escher@gmail.com and I will give you directions. The poo will start flinging around 7:00pm. All other monkeys prepair for drunk posting. PS- BYOBAS (Bring Your Own Bottle And Snax).
  • The in-laws are taking me out to dinner tonight, so I can't come. Also because I live in Canada.
  • PS - There will be red beans and rice and video.
  • I would, but I'm having dinner with Koko.
  • And I just bought walkie-talkies. We can play coalition of the willing and insurgents. I've got a Koran we can desecrate. No kidding though, I really do have walkie-talkies.
  • Ah, muffy. You will be missed. Go on to the mofi-irc later tonight and we will berate you.
  • How come I keep reading "Bring Your Own Bottle And Sex"?
  • *seethes* *will seethe harder when the LA Monkeys come all braggin' into #mofirc*
  • I don't know Melinka. I've a call out to Mandyman who told me that she would ralley the troups, but her phone number hasn't worked in the past couple of hours. I also tried space kitty's numbers which are also both kaput. Perhaps it will just be a22lamia, her friend and myself. But we will come braggin', don't you worry none.
  • The troupes? These would be the famous dancing monkeys no doubt!
  • God, I soooo want to be there!! Have fun, you guys. I'm uber-tarded on the mofirc thing, otherwise I'd chat with ya. 'Course, haven't really tried too hard to figure it out.
  • It's not so hard! Try! =)
  • Ok, everybody's here. And we all poured hot grits down our pants.
  • Darshon, just download the Firefox's Chatzilla. Then all you have to do is click on the side-bar's mofirc link and Chatzilla does all the connecting for you :) easy-peasy. squidranch, I heard you got "videos"!
  • Derail: My target date for California arrival is on or around June 17th. I'll need a day or two to sleep off the cross-country drive, but if hot unadulterated meetup action were to occur sometime that weekend or early the following week, that would be rad.
  • Also, I'm appalled at the lack of drunken posts. Has MoFiLA lost its edge? Say it ain't so, Joe!
  • Thanks, Alnedra!
  • I think the IRC channel got most of the abuse. I shot some video. If I can edit something out of it this morning I'll post.
  • ...the IRC channel got most of the abuse... Now I begin to dislike this MoFIRC. If you were going to do that, why not just post the meeting on MoFirc to begin with? You, Sir Squid, are a cheat and a tease!
  • *applauds*
  • so bone, does it playback ok for you? I was IRCing and some of the folks there had a problem with playback.
  • I'm a teat and a cheese, swacky. If you want more, let us know and we will supply. Hell, we'll have another meetup just for you.
  • I only get audio, but it's nice to know that it's not ass-lame-ia, at least.
  • Well, it's still never here, dranch -- thus far two of my browsers have failed to open it. Not even audio. /goes off to third browser.
  • It played back well. For the record, I'm on a friend's iMac running OSX Panther, and I viewed the movie in Safari.
  • "dranch"- bwa-ha-ha!
  • Ah, so you like-a the nicknames. Okie doki, you are now shtick.
  • *collapses into giggles*
  • I just downloaded the movie and I'm trying to play it with the free version of Quicktime 6.5.2 -- I get audio, but no video.
  • dranch, finally suceeded in getting the audio. Sounds like ye had great fun. Quicktime via IE can't access the visual stuff, and informs me it can't update itself to fix this. Seems Quicktime fights with Windows Media PLayer, which is what I would prefer to use for this. Ach, why won't software folk synchronize their products?!? I'm going to try uninstalling Quicktime, see if I can get the whole thing. Damn nuisance.
  • It played very nice with the mplayer plugin in Firefox on Linux. So nice it actually shared its sweets with the onther children and painted its mum a picture for the fridge.
  • Damnit, zer, I'm a doctor, not a Firefox geek!
  • That's enough of your schtick, shtick.
  • FYI, it worked after I updated quicktime. Squid, thanks for doing that. We must make sure you get equal time in front of the camera next time.
  • Quicktime refuses to update version 6.5 on my machine, alas. /envy
  • Not to worry mandyman. Seems that you, sexy robot and space kitty are the eye candy around here. I have to say, we LA monkeys looked out. A nicer bunch of homonids you couldn't find just about anywhere outside the LA Brea Tarpits.
  • And how many shoutouts did you construct for your friend quidnunc, who lives o'er the waves? None, I'll bet! This lack of shoutouts is exactly the kind of hate-filled poison that is killing America, and when China invades and you are all forced to give them endless naked piggy-back rides you'll look back on this moment and say "We were fools. We knew nothing."
  • Is it wrong to look forward to giving naked piggy-back rides to the Chinese?
  • If anyone wants a test-ride before the Big One, I'm free till September!
  • ))) for Alnedra 同志. Chinese women hold up more than just half the sky!
  • I ain't givin' no nekkid piggyback ride to no Chinese lady holdin' up half the damn sky! I got a bad back!
  • Video no work for me.
  • Not even the mighty VLC can show the visual part of the file. Guess it's the H.264 encoding...
  • No matter what I do, I can only get the audio portion. /narcissist
  • Me, too. But, what I thought I understood from the audio was that they were all on computers. Is that true? Were they talking to each other?
  • Can I boast again that I may be the only one apart from squid to have actually seen this video, and confirm that Space Kitty has much to be narcissistic about. The same goes for the various other hot monkeys on display. /unhelpful commenter
  • I saw the video too. ph33r me.
  • I made the video. ph33r me! BTW, the new boobie video post is teh hawt. It makes me wanna do a mofi music video. Let's talk to tracicle to do a contest for the theme music and us LA monkeys can come up with a music video. Sexy robot?
  • Will there be boobies in it?
  • fuckin' a yes! Although they might be man boobies, or perhaps the sea bird, the blue footed boobie, but trust me, WE WILL HAVE BOOBIES!!!
  • Will there be a version of the video issued for lameasses using Media Player? (or at least a non-l33t version of Quicktime?) I want to view me some Space Kitty and Mandyman hawtness, is why.
  • Hey Squidranch, Mandyman, Space Kitty and Sexy Robot I just wanted to say thanks for putting together a meetup on less than 24 hours notice for a dirty desert camper such as myself. It was fun meeting all of you and a great way to wrap up my California trip. And I have to say, not only is Squidranch an awesome host, he makes the meanest red rice and beans west of the mississippi - mmmmh.
  • You'll be eating that dish with black bean sauce soon enough, buddy.
  • umm that was red beans and rice - I'm definitely still recovering ....
  • I insist we include the blue footed boobie in the video, AND a budgie for good measure. (I've always loved that word. Budgie.) a22lamia, it was great inducting you into MoFiLA. And I must agree on the red beans and rice. Just thinking about it makes me hungry all over again. And seriously - do I have to go to your house to see the video? I've been able to see all the previous ones....
  • Come to my house. I can see it.
  • Maybe throw in a titmouse for good measure. Just a suggestion...
  • *giggle*
  • Man I would have never gone home if I knew there were going to be blue footed boobies.
  • But will there be *untethered* boobies in this new video? 'Cause seriously, tethered boobies are unhappy boobies.
  • Speak for yourself, Jim.
  • Speaking of audio... SpaceKitty, is this your answering machine's message, or is it just my imagination? : ) That voice sounds quite like that of previous meetup videos... (2.8Mb MP3; pertinent audio starts at 1:59)