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QOTWers bash type thing
Come join your fellow shirkers in the big smoke and put faces and real names to, well, not real names.

Somewhere in London, sometime over the Bank Holiday weekend. I've put Saturday because it's probably the least hellish day for anyone to travel.

Do people REALLY want to start in the afternoon? I'd be up for maybe a 1pm, 2pm start?

Any suggestions on venue? And shall we go for pink gerberas rather than red carnations this time?

I'll add more info like times/place etc as it gets discussed..

EDIT - checkout the bottom of the thread guys, we're trying to work out a venue that is big enough as we're up to 25 26 27 woo! 30! people. How do people feel about starting in a park for the afternoon before meandering along to a pub later maybe? or just staying somewhere green and drinking lots?

Right folks, thanks to Bob F, looks like we've at last a semblance of agreement on the Cardinal, Victoria - so barring disaster, or changes of mind, lets's say there.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:37, Reply)
I'm not wearing a flower.
I'll turn up, watch you, then decide if I should join in the fun or not...
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:43, Reply)
If I'm going to be wearing a flower
it would have to be one of those comedy-flowers that squirts water.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:56, Reply)
I'll bring a spare flower
Your drink can wear it if you don't. I also have a parasol. Also pink.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 14:15, Reply)
A plan.
As long as I don't end up wearing my drink.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:20, Reply)
Pink gerberas sound nice
Well, better than pink gerbils anyway.

I shall be there and I'll promise to stay sober.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:50, Reply)
Is that just so you don't try to do anything with the gerbera?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:51, Reply)
You've heard the stories then?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:08, Reply)
*raises eyebrow*
I've heard a lot of stories ;)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 10:50, Reply)
I'm so excited I just did a little wee.
I'm very shy so treat me gently.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:58, Reply)
Do we need
to bring some Tenalady pads, or at least an old bit of carpet, in case you get overexcited when we're all present in the flesh (as it were)
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:41, Reply)
I'm gonna be
In your flesh...
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 17:01, Reply)
yeah, you bet you are
and you love it you little tart
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 17:44, Reply)
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:19, Reply)
What amuses me the most....
Is that you know what Tena lady pads are.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:48, Reply)
Whenever I see the adverts
for Tena lady, it makes me need some myself. I know it's an unfortunate condition, but the thought of women wetting themselves makes me giggle.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 9:23, Reply)
You're not into
"That" are you?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 9:29, Reply)
No I said "giggle"
not furiously wank myself into a spunky frenzy
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 11:06, Reply)
Thanks for that delightful thought...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 11:11, Reply)
And you two are going to be in the same room?
With alcohol?

In public?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 11:52, Reply)
If Burt is there too...
I worry, bad, bad things might happen.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:08, Reply)
But on the other hand
if we get drunk our inhibitions will be lowered and we can all have furious spunky frenzy fun without fear of embarrassment!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:35, Reply)
I for one
Don't need alcohol to have a good time.*

*This may not be the truth
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:37, Reply)
A good time can be had without alcohol
A GREAT time needs vodka.

Or cider.

Or both!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:18, Reply)
That is very true.
Apart from sex, alcohol isn't vital for that to be great.
For me, I mean. The poor female who's participating in it with me might need some. Or a lot.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:02, Reply)
How is your
young lady? is she still your young lady?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:08, Reply)
That went to shit.
No big loss.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:25, Reply)
Same here
Both the shyness and the wee, but in my case, the wee was a 'sex-wee'.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:41, Reply)
Sounds fun
I'm provisionally signing up, will confirm for definite closer to the time.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 13:20, Reply)
I'll be there!
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 13:25, Reply)
A bash I can definitely (may or may not be true) attend.

Can I wear a kitten instead of a gerbil?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:28, Reply)
Only if it's pink
Can you find a pink kitten? Undyed?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:35, Reply)
I can give it
a damn good try
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:42, Reply)
And with it's tiny claws it will hold on just like a badge.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:43, Reply)
if I staple it to my lapel.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:46, Reply)
But then it will be red
And blotchy rather than pink. Blu tac maybe?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 15:51, Reply)
Hmmmm, I hadn't considered that.
What if I dehydrated it first? Or, I could wear a coat made out of cat food, then it would have no reason to want to let go. Unless it needed a wee or a poo. Maybe I could hang cat litter around the bottom of the coat.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:02, Reply)
I think a cat food coat would be splendid
For the kitten. And the cat litter trim sounds divine. Tell *insert name of overpaid designer of choice here* about it and you might make, perhaps, a quid.

But might your fellow QOTWers, not to mention your good self, get annoyed with the niff?

You'd need febreeze too.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:08, Reply)
You just need to
Shave it.
Then it'd be pink.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:18, Reply)
Had to get clever, didn't they?

Bank Holiday weekends are known for their foul weather - the poor thing would freeze...
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:21, Reply)
I can't help it
My mighty IQ shines through.
Hope it is cold, I want to wear my flappy coat.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:31, Reply)
I want
To make a flappy coat. I know what I want and haven't found it so think I need to get creative and nimble fingered...
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:33, Reply)
*must resist*
I'm nearly rupturing my brain here trying not to drop some comment about being "nimbly fingered"...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 9:24, Reply)
Go on...
I've never seen a brain rupture before...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 10:30, Reply)
Of course you haven't...
That's what skulls are for!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 10:39, Reply)
Great idea.
Share your darkest and most embarrassing secrets with anonymous online people and then meet them in the flesh. It would be an unorthodox way of overcoming shyness to be reminded of your darker side. QOTW is kind of like a new social paradigm – sort of like an inverse Internet dating-agency (instead of presenting yourself at your best, you present yourself at your worst).
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:47, Reply)
This is by far my best...

(, Mon 19 May 2008, 16:50, Reply)
Can I come to that there London for a pint?
I wanna come..... please?

I promise to behave.....

does not specify on the type of behaviour =)
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 17:39, Reply)
You *have* to come
No excuses.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:11, Reply)
Can't argue with anything you say ^
If chickenlady prescribes more visits to the pub then it it written in stone :)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 19:12, Reply)
Yay! Tourettes.
I'm going to have several voddies and chase you around the pub with my pierced jubblies.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:50, Reply)
*practices running*
(belly keeps getting in the way)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 19:11, Reply)
I always behave, but like you refuse to specify what sort of behaviour.

I will protect you from BGB and her jubblies if you like, we can swear at them together :)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 10:32, Reply)
Thanks ancrenne
I'm really scared of BGB's jubblies :/
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 19:07, Reply)
No need!
BGB and her jubblies are lovely.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 23:31, Reply)
You can't come to london for a pint
if you're coming all that way you need to have at least 3 or 4 or it's a complete waste of time.

Will you be bringing Davros?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:36, Reply)
Surely that
Depends on what it's a pint of?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:50, Reply)
I'll be there!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:30, Reply)
woo yay etc.
*puts out flags and red carpet in preparation*
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:33, Reply)
It's a metaphorical/proverbial pint...
As in the 8' high "pint" Billy Connolly would have ;)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 19:09, Reply)
Ah, the sort of pint
that comes in many many glasses. I like those pints :)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:40, Reply)
I would like to attend,
although I do the other boards as well so I hope that doesn't exclude me.... this may be my timetabled weekend to be down in Cornwall but I'll juggle dates for this :-)
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:02, Reply)
Oh yes, do come!
We'll talk to anyone...as Al-Bert-Kaol will attest.

(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:12, Reply)
I attest
To nothing.

But the more the merrier.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:19, Reply)
Go on,
you love a bit of attesting you do.

(, Mon 19 May 2008, 18:57, Reply)
A bit
I'm ok thanks...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 1:09, Reply)
Can you bring the rotating hat though, just so we know it's you?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 10:33, Reply)
I have a luminous flashing belt...?
(, Mon 16 Jun 2008, 20:22, Reply)
I'm sad that I won't be able to make it
I'd relish the opportunity to study you all from behind a big false beard hiding my real beard...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 11:52, Reply)
I'll be up in Newcastle/Morpeth that weekend.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:18, Reply)
we won't get to hear your sultry voice singing "All that jazz" that's what you sing in my head
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:19, Reply)
I could sing it to myself whilst I'm up north. But the people at the wedding might look at me funny.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:49, Reply)
That's a bugger
Although if you're going to be there on the Friday night / Saturday we could meet you in the Joiners for a pint!

*EDIT* Just noticed you're at a wedding...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:31, Reply)
I don't know if the wedding's on the Fri or the Sat (it's for someone Mr BobFossil knows, not one of my friends).

TBH, I prefer the Sun Inn to the Joiners anyway. When are you coming down for the bash? If the wedding's not till the Sat, we could still go for some pintage!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:32, Reply)
What a very good idea...
Consider me provisionally signed up.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:27, Reply)
A duel on London bridge, you say?
I agree.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:30, Reply)
I don't remember that...
... But, oh: all right then.

/is a sabreur.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:42, Reply)
I'm no fancy sabreur myself, but throwing knives are my weapon of choice *grins*
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 12:45, Reply)
I shall cheerlead
Whilst wearing protective armour.

Can I get pink armour? Purple?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:17, Reply)
I've got a purple helmet
you can borrow.



and again


(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:30, Reply)
It's things like that
That make me wonder if I really should meet you.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:16, Reply)
Ahhhh, but
really you know that it's things like that, that make you know you want to meet me.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:22, Reply)
I don't know
If you know that I know that, or if you think that I know that I know, or if I know that you know that I know it.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:23, Reply)
I should have realised that was coming

I mean I walked into that

I mean..

It's not getting better, is it?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:54, Reply)
You need to stop
Walking into things, you'll end up bumped and bruised again :p

Am I on catching duty on this meet-up?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:57, Reply)
I'd be much obliged.
But please leave the scalpels at home and bring bubble wrap. Or airbags.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:16, Reply)
Ok, deal.
Hmmm... Clothes with built-in airbags are an amazing idea!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:20, Reply)
I've heard you can get bras which you can pump up.. maybe just extend the technology to other garments...

Inflatable pants?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:44, Reply)
With impact pre-empting nut protection?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:52, Reply)
Of course
Though considering my recent injuries, I suggest some form of self inflating helmet (no, al, not a purple one)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:42, Reply)
After further thought, wasn't there a gigantic coat-inflator-bubble-thing in a recent-ish James Bond film that he used to stop himself being buried by snow?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 9:28, Reply)
If so, and it has a free Daniel Craig

as Bond with it (only as Bond though) I'm there.

*remembers* damn - I think that was Dalton's coat.

Good plan though. Perfect for Saturday night anti graze devices.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 9:59, Reply)
It was Pierce Brosnan...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:03, Reply)
Ok, I sit corrected.
one of my lesser Bonds either way.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:19, Reply)
It's ok.
I thought he was a bit rubbish too.
It'll always be Mr Connery for me.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:34, Reply)
Oh Yesh
Shhhean Connery ish the greatessht
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:29, Reply)
He ish.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:34, Reply)
It's ok
I never miss.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 14:23, Reply)
I'm coming!!! Yes! YES!
(pity it's not a Wednesday...)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:26, Reply)
We could
always change our clocks and pretend it's Wednesday. And see how many pubs we can be ejected from.

You'll have to get your thermal underwear and apples ready so we recognise you.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:31, Reply)
"And see how many pubs we can be ejaculated from."

Oh, a few people have met me before, so I'll be identifiable. But I might bring an apple.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:33, Reply)
And obviously i'll know you
from my dreams.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:38, Reply)
I'll be incognito.
But I know what both of you look like...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:40, Reply)
I won't be
wearing my pink hat. I mean, the pink hat. It wasn't my hat. Obviously. And I won't be frottaging a goat either.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:43, Reply)
It's ok
I'll still recognise you.

*puts down binoculars*
*drives slowly away*
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:44, Reply)
I see that Rakky has quietly slipped her name amongst the throng.
Go Rakky! brave girl.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 15:54, Reply)
I thought she
lived in the US?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:02, Reply)
She does
but not for much longer, apparently. She gazzed me a couple of weeks ago about a possible meet up. I gazzed her back this morning and brought this to her attention.

I hope she manages to get La Swipe there as well.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:11, Reply)
something i've never got
why is the term "gazzed" used?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:14, Reply)
No idea, mr thegeordie
but I quite like it.

Anybody know?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:16, Reply)
Wasn't the
Chap who got the mail system sorted on b3ta called Gary?
A programmer friend of Rob's, I seem to remember.

Thus you "Gaz" someone, in his honour.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:25, Reply)
That sounds feasible
You ready for the battle of the flappy coats, Mr Kaol?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:37, Reply)
As long as it isn't too hot.

*Highlander moment*
There can be only one!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:40, Reply)
if it's rainy
I'll wear mine too.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:50, Reply)
Bugger it
I'll wear mine anyway (if only to try that thing of turning away from the train as it comes into the tube station).

If it's a hot evening, I'll be like a boil-in-the-bag Goth.

*flaps coat*
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:52, Reply)
I've been mistaken for a Goth on occasion, but I just like being able to hide in dark places...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:06, Reply)
I don't have a flappy coat anymore
But my coat will be made of cat food and covered in kittens. So I don't care.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:10, Reply)
How do you
Not have it anymore?
This better be a good story...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:19, Reply)
It all started when I was 17, I was walking down the road when I felt a tap on the shoulder, I turned around, and who should I see but former world champion boxer Chris Eubank. Now, knowing what a strange one he was I decided to play it carefull and kicked him as hard as I could in the crotch before turning and running, flappy coat trailing behind, down the road toward the seafront. As I got there what should I find but a David Hasselhoff fan convention. The great man himself had just arrived in a big green stretch 2CV, so I did what any red blooded male would do in that situation and flipped him over on the bonnet and gave it to him hard from behind. Some of his fans were less than happy about this and closed in to give me a good kicking, so I ripped off one of the hoffs arms and beat three of them to death with it. In the confusion I managed to slip away, but the hem of my coat had got caught between Davids buttocks and it ripped the coat clean in two. And that was the end of my flappy coat.

this story may contain elements of an untruth
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:34, Reply)
That was everything I could have hoped for, and more!

*shudders in disbelief*

One day, both halves of the coat will be united by the one True King.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:33, Reply)
Will he have to pull one half
out of a stone?

Or out of the Hoff?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:49, Reply)
I don't know...
I don't really want to think about it actually...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 9:22, Reply)
An explanation of sorts can be found here.
(, Fri 25 Jul 2008, 17:21, Reply)
has been in touch and said she has told ms swipe too. I will put something in my sig at some point so more people know but am still prouding about my hard drive so want to leave that there for a bit ;)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:53, Reply)
rakky has also just gazzed me back
to say that Ms Swipe will be in Ibiza. Boo!
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 16:59, Reply)
Now the problem is
that you can't rely on just one hard drive as a backup, what if it fails? You need to get two drives and hard duplicate backups so that if one fails you can create a second copy of the one which didn't fail, thus preventing data loss when the second drive inevitably fails.

But then the fear sets in. What if my second drive fails before I have the chance to buy a new one and copy the data over, maybe I should have a third. And where do I keep them? I should get a forth and keep it in the office. And fifth that can stay at my parents. And an online backup in case both my office and my parents house burn down simultaneously.

By this point you are frothing at the mouth and wishing you'd never bought the bloody drive in the first place.

Such is the way of the geek that will gradually overtake your brain.
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:09, Reply)
Teh fear
is upon me.

Maybe I can get a bulk discount for buying, say, ten, and leave one in a secure lock up, one in a sealed nuclear bunker and post one to myself, constantly returning to sender to leave it in the mystery of Royal Mail...

Edit - If I ever get that much geek, at least I know I will be able to understand why my monitor goes pink, or starts scrolling away by itself. I'm fairly sure the answer is more sophisticated than 'the gremlins are back, reboot it'
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:46, Reply)
Oh Oh Oh!!!
Please be gentle :( (Apart from Koal)
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 17:58, Reply)
Hang on...

Have I got some kind of a reputation now?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:18, Reply)
What're you doing here?
Thought you were away with the fairies tonight?
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 22:48, Reply)
*clutches head*
I was, but not at ten.
Properly kicked in about 2 this morning.
*finds corner to die quietly in*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 8:50, Reply)
Tea? With extra sugar?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:00, Reply)
I'll take the sugar
Hold the tea...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:02, Reply)
white or brown?
Or green?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:13, Reply)
I'm not letting anything else green pass my lips for a good long time.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:19, Reply)
Always a good motto I think
Especially if you want to cultivate scurvy
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:20, Reply)
Nobody gets
Scurvy these days!
*drinks Fanta in panic*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 10:31, Reply)
Sugar but no tea...
Is you a fly???

You're really Jeff Goldblum, aren't you?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:05, Reply)
I'll do that
With the dog.
Watch out!
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:06, Reply)
I'm scared.

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:45, Reply)
I'm really
Hoping that you've seen The Fly 2...

I'm not just going for rambling insanity.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 11:47, Reply)
I have
but only once, and don't remember a great deal about it. But I have a vague recollection.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 12:12, Reply)
Good stuff.
*teleports dog*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 12:14, Reply)
I'm a big ol' capitano retard.
I misread the date above, thinking this bash was the on the bank holiday this weekend, what a spazz.

August? Count me in people.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 15:17, Reply)
It's fuckin' ON.

*starts cleaning boots in preparation*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 15:28, Reply)
*Does a little sex wee*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:16, Reply)

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:46, Reply)
how many times

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:59, Reply)
can I reply

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:59, Reply)
before my answer

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:59, Reply)
falls off the page?

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:59, Reply)
one more try!

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:00, Reply)
and again

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:00, Reply)
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:10, Reply)
dives after Kaol

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:18, Reply)
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:46, Reply)
Hi Bert!

In my head, I said that in an Ernie from Sesame Street voice.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:43, Reply)
That's part of the reason I'm called Bert!
He's got big fuzzy eyebrows and is regularly aggressive to his closest friend, just like ME.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:45, Reply)
Venue - the Argyll Arms?
Davros sent me the linky to the Argyll place you guys met at last time. Any idea what it's like on a Saturday? And by that I mean I'm an old fart who likes proper pubs where I can talk to people and not have to deal with getting through crowds of people to get to the bar...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 12:54, Reply)
The reviews
say it can get pretty busy. But it looks okay to me. Do people want to be in the centre or somewhere like London's trendy shoreditch area? I take it we want a pub type pub rather than a bar type pub. I suggest The Angelic near Angel tube, it's a great pub type pub, does real ale and decent food, and has comedy podcasts playing in the toilets so you can giggle when you wee.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:19, Reply)
I'm game
for anywhere that is easily accessible by public transport (i.e. tube, cos London buses scare me) and serves real ale. The Argyll was just a suggestion, and was pretty good as a venue for the last bash, with the added bonus that is directly opposite the entrance to the tube.

Andit has to be a pub type pub rather than a club. I don't want to have to compete with loud 'music'.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:42, Reply)
But you're a rufty tufty northern type
you shouldn't be scared of buses. They have them in geordieland too. I've seen them.

The Angelic is very close to angel tube which is on the northern line near Kings Cross which is where your train will get in. But i'm quite happy with the Argyll Arms if you've been before and reckon it's okay.

Actually, a truly superb boozer is the Kings Head on Upper Street, a five minute walk from angel tube. It's a theatre pub and does lots of good beer and often has small bands in the corner of an evening.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:56, Reply)
Actually, the reason is that I just detest bus travel. Example case: I live 16 miles from Newcastle. If I were to get a bus into the city, it would take me an hour to travel those 16 miles, 40 minutes being taken up by riding around all the chav estates before we even get out of the fucking town.

I've been known to get the bus into a neighbouring town (10 minutes), walk to the railway station (5 minutes) and catch the train into Newcastle (20 minutes) - it takes less time but costs a bit more, but it's worth it to not be sat next to a bunch of mouthbreathers fighting over a copy of Heat, or discussing the lass who's 'chebs' they 'howk'd all over' the night before.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:11, Reply)
One of them lasses is probably my cousin. She's turned into a right dirty hoo-er recently by all accounts.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:14, Reply)
How old is she?
*crosses fingers for over 16*
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:16, Reply)
She's 17
and from the latest stories I've heard possibly one of the most stupid people I've met. I'm a little ashamed to be related to her. She is stunningly hot mind. Which also presents a problem with being related to her.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:17, Reply)
Bring to her the bash.
I'll bring a bottle of chloroform.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:21, Reply)
Re: Loud music
My sentiments exactly. I want to be able to talk with people and not be trapped in a waterfall of sound where I have to snog the other person's right ear to be heard.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:39, Reply)
What if it's my
Ear you have to snog?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 17:48, Reply)
I'll snog your ear
if he doesn't want it.
(, Thu 22 May 2008, 10:58, Reply)
I'd prefer
It if you didn't.
Certain QOTWers I wouldn't mind doing it, but you're firmly in the "no thanks" list.
(, Fri 23 May 2008, 9:50, Reply)
I'd rather talk to people properly
well, slur at people properly, than have to shout over a band.My ideal would be a nice pub type pub, not a bar type pub, with no sport on, with available chairs and tables (If I have to hold onto my drink all night I drink twice as fast and I drink quite fast enough already).

Would prefer tubes to buses.

And I am so not trendy. It's a bad idea to put me in trendy places as I point and laugh, which when done with alcohol, is less than discreet.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 19:46, Reply)
Somewhere quiet-ish.
If i'm in a pub with my offline firends I don't care, but meeting you lot is special.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 19:59, Reply)
We're all
(, Fri 23 May 2008, 10:24, Reply)
I know I am
my mummy tells me every day before I go to work.
(, Fri 23 May 2008, 13:39, Reply)
I'm not
I'm just special.
ie, inspirational, not retarded.
(, Fri 23 May 2008, 13:57, Reply)
*is inspired*
to be extra specially kind to worms and not cut them in half in the garden or burn them with magnifying glasses
(, Fri 23 May 2008, 16:20, Reply)
I'm glad I've made a difference
To the lives of worms everywhere.

Not the kind of inspiration I was going for, but that'll do.
(, Sun 25 May 2008, 0:08, Reply)
oh bummer
it clashes with my friend's hen do, how selfish of her! will indeed be in ibiza. murp.

hope you all have lots of fun and rakky and i will organise another one, we promise!!
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:12, Reply)
*considers robbing bank to pay for all these bashes*

But, have fun in Ibiza anyway, swipey.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:39, Reply)
Oh, balls...
I might not be able to make it after all...

*cries into beer*
(, Tue 27 May 2008, 10:23, Reply)
Oh noes!
Was it the dueling that put you off?
(, Tue 27 May 2008, 11:01, Reply)
It was the realisation that I'd already got something planned for that weekend.

I own no diary and two calendars, upon which I rarely write anything. It makes remembering my schedule something of a tombola...
(, Tue 27 May 2008, 12:17, Reply)
So every weekend is a lucky dip
or a white elephant...
(, Tue 27 May 2008, 13:53, Reply)
the only thing to trump a b3ta bash
is a funeral, and I doubt you have one planned this early.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 19:00, Reply)
you didn't make it to the last one either. A girl might think a guy was avoiding her...
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 19:00, Reply)
That's so sweet...
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 23:31, Reply)
It's official now...
I can't go.

(, Thu 29 May 2008, 9:39, Reply)
*spangs violently*
(, Thu 29 May 2008, 9:56, Reply)
That's rubbish.
I was looking forward to meeting you.
(, Thu 29 May 2008, 12:46, Reply)
Me too

Hope you have fun at the other thing with your other friends...
(, Thu 29 May 2008, 15:07, Reply)
He doesn't have any other friends
he's just trying to appear enigmatic by not turning up in the hope that it will make us think he's cooler than he is.

Don't do it Enzyme! We can't think you're any cooler than we currently do without believing you are in fact liquid nitrogen (AICMFP)
(, Thu 29 May 2008, 16:12, Reply)
He's about as cool as a cup of tea.
Lucky for him, I happen to like tea.
(, Fri 30 May 2008, 22:28, Reply)
So do I... I'd been looking forward to this.
Those other friends had better be fucking ace.
(, Tue 3 Jun 2008, 17:17, Reply)
its been at least 7 months since I last wandered into London and got drunk with a bunch of total strangers known only by random usernames so how could I possibly refuse?

Spookily it also involved all trains from london not going north, and missd my last bus home after having to go to Welwyn instead of Cambridge and ended up with a £45 taxi bill too, lully!
(, Sat 31 May 2008, 21:52, Reply)
You can tell us tales of Ebbsfleet :)
(, Sun 8 Jun 2008, 23:37, Reply)
im sure I can do better than that.

warning, when nervous, drunk, with strange people i don't know I talk shit. lots and lots of shit.

this is my excuse!
(, Tue 10 Jun 2008, 11:14, Reply)
I think lots of people do that
I certainly do. And swear even more than usual.

Fuck it, if we drink enough, no-one'll remember anyway ;)
(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 17:01, Reply)
July bash - Exeter
Just a quick plug for the July bash in Exeter.

There's now a July bash in Exeter. You also get to see Vipros's band play.
(, Fri 20 Jun 2008, 10:22, Reply)
I might turn up
Depends on if you lot can convince me via the medium of gaz...
(, Sat 21 Jun 2008, 18:10, Reply)
Re: Venue Suggestions
Although the Cove bar was nice and not too horrifically expensive, it was a little small and only had one lav.

Since there are quite a lot of people signed up already, I think we should go somewhere a little larger and with more toilets.

I also think that we should start it early afternoon (to be honest I'm thinking 12, but people with more mature drinking habits may want to turn up later) so that you can get to talk to other B3tans for a reasonable period of time before the pubs shut/you pass out and do a sick on your own jeans.
(, Sun 22 Jun 2008, 10:57, Reply)
I was just thinking the same. Can't be doing with getting caught in the gents again just cos I got impatient. More space would be great.

Starting early sounds like a good plan BUT I'm fairly sure WILL lead to sicky jeans and I've had quite enough of that, thank you.

How about we meet in a park or something with our own booze, then head to a bar later? Are parks ok to drink in? Don't want to get stopped by the police again..
(, Sun 22 Jun 2008, 11:40, Reply)
hmmm, no parks for me, I don't think -
too much like being a student.
(, Sun 22 Jun 2008, 12:10, Reply)
even if we make it middle class with blankets, sun dried tomatoes and fizzy wine?

I'm not bothered one way or another but I think we need a lot of room... 'specially as things did start getting a bit lively with all the humping and dancing.

Any ideas on any other decent sized venues then?
(, Sun 22 Jun 2008, 12:17, Reply)
An earlier start could be good
We get to King's cross at about 2pm, so a quick skip across town to dump our bags and then we'd be all yours (figuratively speaking of course).
(, Mon 23 Jun 2008, 15:05, Reply)
Although not fantastic
what we want is something like a wetherspoons, cheap booze and if you muck around a bit you don't get thrown out.

I'll have a think what similar kind of pubs I can think of, possibly near parks, although I would hate for our venerable messiah to miss out on any boozing time due to her outdoor aversions.
(, Tue 24 Jun 2008, 17:32, Reply)
please please please
no wanky irish or theme pubs is all I request.

oh and somewhere with some decent ales

and a nice smoking area

and clean toilets

with easy access to the tube

and within staggering distance to a reputable eatery.

am i being too fussy?
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:49, Reply)
Not at all
decent ales a definite must though. The Cove was nice, but a tad on the small side for a larger scale bash such as this.
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 14:13, Reply)
must admit my summer holiday
every year since 1995 has been the Camra Cambridge Real Ale festival. 100 beers, a tent, lots of local food, sheer heaven!
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 14:36, Reply)
London QOTWers
We need your suggestions!
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 23:09, Reply)
12 noon
It's too early in the day to start drinking!

Can we not wait until 6:30? Look, I've even got a note from my mum to excuse me!

But of course, I'll still hang out with you lovely lovely lovely people from 12 until the bitter end!
(, Tue 24 Jun 2008, 20:20, Reply)
any time after a pub opens is too LATE to start drinking in my humble opinion
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:47, Reply)
One day
I will make it to a bash, I promise.
(, Mon 23 Jun 2008, 13:17, Reply)
And what
is your excuse for missing this one?
(, Tue 24 Jun 2008, 17:27, Reply)
Not sure I can make it at this moment in time
but this may change nearer the date...
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 22:50, Reply)
is kidnap
and forcing you to drink with us a viable option?
(, Thu 26 Jun 2008, 10:07, Reply)
If I know it's going to happen
you'll lose the element of surprise somewhat... I will see what I can do, and if I can come, I may well bring Mr Maladicta with me!
(, Mon 30 Jun 2008, 21:21, Reply)
I can come after all!
I got the date of the wedding wrong, silly me!

I am looking forward to meeting you all.

VENUE SUGGESTION: The Cardinal. It's very close to Victoria, tucked away just behind Westminster Cathedral (NOT Westminster Abbey), it's quite large, so should fit us all. We could always book an area inside... I can't remember if they do ales, but it's a Sam Smiths pub, so the cider is decent. Loos are adequate, and it's a good quiet old-man pub (if you don't mind the odd singer seeking sanctuary from the cathedral after evensong). Linky: www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/35/359/Cardinal/Victoria

What do you all think?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 11:56, Reply)
Look OK to me
And cheap beer too - drink more, pay less, fall over, woo!
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 16:33, Reply)
That looks splendid...

What does everyone else think?
(, Tue 1 Jul 2008, 19:34, Reply)
hmm looks like
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(, Wed 2 Jul 2008, 12:49, Reply)
I think
it sounds ace. Sam Smiths pubs do very cheap beer and the lager is rather tasty. Can't remember if they do ales or not, but i'm not too fussed.
(, Thu 3 Jul 2008, 15:35, Reply)
Sounds like they do
from the write ups I've managed to Google.
(, Fri 4 Jul 2008, 9:46, Reply)
Sam Smiths do do ales. And, the last time I was in one of their pubs, lager was £1.99. Bar-gain!
(, Sat 5 Jul 2008, 23:34, Reply)
all sound interesting... but then my knowledge of Lahndahn is pretty limited so I'm no use to ask on this one.
(, Sun 6 Jul 2008, 0:55, Reply)
I'm not fussed either way
We just need to have lots and lots of room... there are loads and loads of people coming!

Gerbera sellers of London watch out!

Actually - do you think we need to wan whichever pub we decide to go to that they might want to stock up?

EDIT - I'd say no to the boat. I am VERY good at falling off/over things.
(, Sun 6 Jul 2008, 16:14, Reply)
I'd say no to the goth-themed pub in Fitzrovia. I've been in a few times, it's not that great in terms of atmostphere. Then again, that's been after work, so maybe it's different on a Sat night.

I'm still going to pimp my suggestion, though! The Cardinal: www.pubs.com/pub_details.cfm?ID=158 / www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub1041.html / www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/35/359/Cardinal/Victoria

(, Sun 6 Jul 2008, 19:50, Reply)
Good pimping there, Bob!
I respectufully ask that everyone ignores my suggestions... I think that The Cardinal may actuall be the best one!
(, Tue 8 Jul 2008, 14:04, Reply)
I'm happy
With the Cardinal.

Actually I'd be happy with a hole in the ground as long as it served decent ale...
(, Wed 9 Jul 2008, 10:19, Reply)
Ground is for wimps!
Let's just float freely in space.
(, Wed 9 Jul 2008, 22:26, Reply)
so I'm going to turn up to another London bash with you lovely lot and drink copious quantities of Old Speckled Hen (probably). Verily there will be much rejoicing and talking of shite.

As for pub suggestions, the Argyll that we did last time wasn't too bad, and the beer choice was decent, but I imagine it would be heaving with tourists on a Saturday afternoon. Providing the weather holds out I think starting off somewhere green isn't too bad an idea.

Hopefully I should be ok with obtaining a pink gerb. As was pointed out a number of times at the last meet, my red carnation did in fact very closely resemble a pink carnation

See you guys in a few weeks.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2008, 11:48, Reply)
... I know I said I would try and unlurk a bit before the last bash and failed miserably. I will try this time... honest... on my word as a white rose wielding Yorkshireman...
(, Tue 15 Jul 2008, 11:50, Reply)
*now has fear of being impaled on roses*
(, Tue 15 Jul 2008, 15:59, Reply)
Would anyone be able to supply me with some decent* B & B's to crash at please?

im a country bumpkin and likely to end up sleeping at Kings Cross with the tramps otherwise.

*well, a bed and a working shower is all I need really
(, Thu 17 Jul 2008, 8:50, Reply)
I'd love to come!*
If that's okay? I know I don't post much, but I do spend enough time on QOTW to get myself in trouble at work, and I like to think that's what counts.

(, Sun 20 Jul 2008, 13:38, Reply)
That's how it starts.... after that, you start posting, then replying to huge chat threads, then starting chat threads, then you get a goat, and it's all downhill really...

Be lovely to meet you!
(, Sun 20 Jul 2008, 20:14, Reply)
You don't have to get
yourself a goat. You can borrow one at first to see if you like it.
(, Mon 21 Jul 2008, 22:01, Reply)
You gave me a goat
and it split.
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 0:09, Reply)
the mind boggles
on what you did to split it.
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 16:20, Reply)
No no
I "gave her a goat" and "it" split. Is how you should have read it.
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 18:39, Reply)
woo yey!
Be lovely to meet you too! I'm looking forward to what looks set to be my kind of day. And a goat would cut down on the lawn-mowing...
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 14:43, Reply)
Woo and yay!
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 10:40, Reply)
I think a 1 or 2pm start
would be good. Give people time to wake up, line their stomachs and pretty much sober up from the previous night before hitting the beers/ciders.
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 18:41, Reply)
I'll probably be working, but only until 1pm. So provided nothing pisses or shits on me I'll come straight from work :)
(, Wed 23 Jul 2008, 22:36, Reply)
Early start
we'll be arriving into London about 2:30. Quick dash to drop stuff at hotel, shower and change, then we'll head on in. Think we're meeting Rakky at Kings Cross then grabbing a bite to eat first.
(, Sat 26 Jul 2008, 19:45, Reply)
Grabbing a bite to eat first?
I thought this was a B3ta meet up, not an enormous gaybo's convention!?

apologies to any large homosexuals who are coming along
(, Mon 28 Jul 2008, 12:06, Reply)
I'm not as young as I used to be OK? I need something on my stomach before a heavy session.
(, Mon 28 Jul 2008, 12:43, Reply)
Don't do yourself down Davros
You're only as old as the women, sorry, woman you feel!
(, Mon 28 Jul 2008, 18:32, Reply)
On that basis
that makes me 39, two years older than I actually am!
(, Tue 29 Jul 2008, 14:07, Reply)
I want my ten years back...
(, Wed 6 Aug 2008, 3:06, Reply)
not sure I'll be making it after all.
Have fun though.
(, Tue 29 Jul 2008, 10:47, Reply)
Aw noes!
(, Tue 29 Jul 2008, 14:09, Reply)
You are now officially rubbish.
(, Tue 29 Jul 2008, 14:21, Reply)

(, Sat 2 Aug 2008, 17:10, Reply)
you suck. And you haven't spent enough time on QOTW recently. Do you not love us anymore?
(, Sat 2 Aug 2008, 21:19, Reply)
something like that.
(, Tue 19 Aug 2008, 16:33, Reply)
I was looking forward to meeting you.

I will not be drinking to excess either as my hotel throws me out at 12 the next day. I can't do hangovers anymore and I especially can't do them hundreds of miles away from my bed and throwing up bowl.

But don't worry, I can still make a tit out of myself on quite a small amount of alcohol. Yay!
(, Tue 29 Jul 2008, 15:49, Reply)
I think. If I'm in town that weekend. And you don't mind random strangers rolling up.
(, Wed 30 Jul 2008, 14:44, Reply)
Can real b3tans turn up?

(, Wed 30 Jul 2008, 22:21, Reply)
if you wear fetching cardboard armour.
(, Wed 30 Jul 2008, 23:46, Reply)
On behalf of Master P. Flake esquire...

I can confirm his attendance at this most obstreperus and prestigious event.

I heartily endorse the extreme consumption of alcoholic beverages, and expect to refrain from sobriety in as disappropriate a manner as possible.

Perchance, I intend to get ratfucked as arseholes.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to everybody in advance for:

1. Things I may say / have said / will say.
2. Things I may do / have done / will do.
3. Being as dull as shit

see you there!
(, Fri 15 Aug 2008, 9:07, Reply)
You and everyone else sunshine

(, Sun 17 Aug 2008, 14:59, Reply)

By hook or by crook I'm coming!
(, Mon 18 Aug 2008, 13:08, Reply)
i prefer
a train, its quicker
(, Mon 18 Aug 2008, 14:39, Reply)
No go on, put the Dok on a hook. It'll be funny.
(, Wed 20 Aug 2008, 22:42, Reply)
On a hook
So long as they feed me beer.
(, Fri 22 Aug 2008, 10:59, Reply)
Backup venue
After hearing about the face-raping leg-humping bottom-showing antics of the last big bash, I thought we should have a backup plan in case one of us gets kicked out the pub. In the spirit of b3ta solidarity, I think that if one of us gets kicked out, we should all leave. If anything, it will show that pompous jumped-up little prick of a bouncer what a pompous jumped-up little prick he is if 30 or so customers get up and leave.

Herding 30 or so drunk people is nothing less than a Titanic struggle, so it would help greatly if we all agreed on a backup venue in case things go tits-up. By then, we would have become so rowdy that quietness is no longer a consideration when picking a venue.

As well as getting to the next venue, we'd also have to check for things like people still being in the toilets or the smoking-area etc. and have a means of informing any late arrivals of our new venue.
(, Wed 20 Aug 2008, 13:23, Reply)
Which bouncer?
how do we know he's a prick?
(, Wed 20 Aug 2008, 14:05, Reply)
No bouncer in particular
Was just suggesting we might have a contingency plan.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 0:42, Reply)
The face raping was quite discrete
and gmf only flashed her bottom at Bert because he asked her nicely.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 9:29, Reply)
I'm a face-rape ninja.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:13, Reply)
You need some sort of
badge for that now Kaol.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:19, Reply)
I'm too cool
For badges.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:22, Reply)
Badge idea
We could create an "I was face-raped by Kaol" badge to put on our profiles.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 15:37, Reply)
You won't get one!
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 16:26, Reply)
You worry too much.

After all we are adults and I think our rowdiness will be fairly controllable.
(, Wed 20 Aug 2008, 21:00, Reply)
It's not like we're all socially retarded weirdos who spend all day talking on the internet and will freak out the moment we have a beer and meet actual humans.


*stops laughing*
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 9:28, Reply)
^ he he he
al, you worry too much. Tourette's will take you in hand, I'm sure...

(insert obvious wanking reference here)
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:06, Reply)
Oh right
I didn't realise it was going to be "that" sort of group meet up.

Maybe I shouldn't bring the other half along...
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:25, Reply)
I'll bring a bowl
You bring the car keys.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:26, Reply)
shall I bring my stash of porn
in lieu of partner?

/singleton blog
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:29, Reply)
You're never alone when you've got alcohol.

Ten points if you leave the bash not single though.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:32, Reply)
I may leave the bash double
double vision, that is...
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 12:42, Reply)
You've not met me yet...
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 11:09, Reply)
It supposedly won't be raining on Saturday.

But it will tomorrow when I get there, grumble.
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 14:36, Reply)
Only 2 more sleeps!
*does a big wee*
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 15:14, Reply)
Just realised
that of the 30 or so people going, I've only met four. So unless they turn up early, it would be as if my b3ta-bash hymen had grown back.

So anyone care to Gaz me their mobile #s in case I don't recognise anyone or in case something unexpected happens to me on the way to the bash?
(, Thu 21 Aug 2008, 17:14, Reply)
London is, as I speak
Sunny, warm and full of Dennis Leary. That is to say, I'm staying at Riverghost's backpacker hostel and this Dennis Leary DVD he's got on is very fine indeed.

Whelkums to Londons for tomorrows folks :-)
(, Fri 22 Aug 2008, 16:56, Reply)
I can't make it any more :(
It's a long story involving my ceiling collapsing, and the repair work discovering that my roof is collapsing, and now I don't have enough money to get me through the month, let alone up to London tomorrow. What a cheery bank holiday :(
Have fun, have a drink for me, and hopefully some time soon
(, Fri 22 Aug 2008, 21:04, Reply)
I also can't make
it. I appear to have caught some horrific combination of flu, fever, the shits and vomiting.

This is the first time I've been able to sit upright without fluid leeching out...
(, Sat 23 Aug 2008, 17:30, Reply)
Post-bash accounts and photos

saturday's bash pics (the photos from Rotating Wobbly Hat)
Memories of Saturday night
mistaspakkaman's big day out at the b3tabash
Sunday's 'Home Sweet Home' thread

If there’s an account of the bash I’ve not linked to, let me know.

(, Tue 2 Sep 2008, 15:12, Reply)
Option 1

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