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Mid week mini practice-for-August bash

Well. It seems that my organisation are sending me to that there London again, and I've wangled an overnighter (no way am I getting up at 5am to get the train down from the frozen, industrial north).

Anyone fancying a pint and a chance to chew the fat, come along. Call it a practice run for Ancenne's August bash... the wearing of a white carnation isn't compulsory, but is to be encouraged.

Thanks to Devil-in-Tights for the venue suggestion...

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:18, Reply)

yeah, fuck you Kaol

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:32, Reply)
But I'm not going

Ha! Fuck YOU!

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:28, Reply)

I might be coming.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 2:19, Reply)

I think I am.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:05, Reply)
Oh good!

Well, I'll see you there.
You dashing young man.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:06, Reply)

There's no need for that.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:11, Reply)

You're quite the dangerous nutcase these days, aren't you?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 16:04, Reply)
Not dangerous.


(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 17:08, Reply)


See you in a coupla weeks!

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:50, Reply)

Though I might have to catch the last train outta there.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:51, Reply)
But seriously

There is a pub near Victoria station called teh Stage Door which has a good write up on Beer in the Evening.

Failing that, how about somewhere slightly further afield, there is a nice pub just round the corner from Green Park the name of which I have forgotten but it did a decent pint.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:52, Reply)
I'll trust your judgement

I'm not likely to get into king's cross before 7pm though, and will have to hike it to my hotel to check in first.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:53, Reply)
No problem, i'm not going to get there until about 8 anyway

I live right on the northern edge of london and work even further north.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 15:56, Reply)

Sweet lord, that's bedtime.

I'll be leaving via Paddington, probably, at some point.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:09, Reply)

I finish work at 5.30, so I'll be around from 7ish...

(need to go home and spruce meself up before I meet these internet peoples!)

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:17, Reply)
You mean

Unless Kaol turns up and you start rutting like horny terriers?

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:33, Reply)
I might turn up

In that case.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:43, Reply)
who are you rutting with?

me, or DiT?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 16:23, Reply)

Up to you.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 23:22, Reply)

Couple of ideas, folks:

The Cask & Glass

The Witness Box

Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Where're you staying, DG?

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:16, Reply)

the Hesperia Victoria - not confirmed yet. Someone else is doing the booking for me...

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:28, Reply)
The Cask and Glass looks nice

I'm coming in via finsbury park, so near the victoria or picallili lines is best for me.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:32, Reply)
How's about

somewhere in Covent Garden then? Good and central. Could even go to the Cave bar (I think that's what it's called. It's above the pasty shop). Or the Prince of Wales.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 16:54, Reply)
Covent garden is a good idea

Prince of Wales is nice (if its the one i'm thinking of) or I think it's the Bedford on Bedford Street, or The Sussex normally has some decent real ales.

What is the protocol for these sort of meet ups then? Is Davros going to assign a flower for us to wear or do we have some sort of hand signal?

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 17:48, Reply)

flowers FTW.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 18:24, Reply)
Flowers are fine by me...

Go for it.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 19:08, Reply)
But what sort of flower

and what colour? Davros, you're the instigator, you have to make this sort of decision!

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 19:51, Reply)

Good question. We had red carnations last time. How about being completely off the wall and going for white this time..?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 9:11, Reply)
Extra points

for imaginative use of the flower.

Hahahaha! When I typed that I accidentally put fowler. -Wouldn't it be nice to do bad things to poor old Arthur Fowler?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 12:03, Reply)
Hand signal

You could use the Sign of the Cock.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 14:20, Reply)
I think...

I'll come along, see you all!

(Im going to a small bash 'coz im scared)

(, Thu 5 Jun 2008, 20:19, Reply)
Yeah... OK

Just let me check the trains...

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 10:14, Reply)

*can't get out of it now*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:26, Reply)
heh heh

*is coming*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:29, Reply)

Premature by quite some way...

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 16:05, Reply)

overactive imagination.

I'll cancel that Wednesday session so that I've plenty of energy for the Thursday, eh?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 16:07, Reply)
I haven't checked anything

I'm just going to be wild and impetuous.

I'll be there!

PJM will have to put me up though...that'll be a hardship ;-)

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 10:40, Reply)
Alright, it's not perfect, but it does sort of work


Where exactly is PJM going to put you up?


*gets coat and makes like a tree*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 20:51, Reply)
Huzzah for this!

I've put my name down, but not definitely sure yet, I'll know for sure next week hopefully.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 12:01, Reply)
*signs up*

It's Albert Kaol time!

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 12:31, Reply)

That's an excited fear! Woohoo!
(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 14:14, Reply)
Can't make it :.-(

I'm currently living on the Continent (gaz me if you want to know where), and me being in Lahndan on short notice is extremely unlikely.

But rest assured, the August bash has been chiselled in my diary.

Have fun!

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 14:18, Reply)
I'll be there

So long as I don't have a job that interferes with getting there.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 14:52, Reply)


(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 15:05, Reply)
Wow, this is so cool

I'm actually going to meet ur actual internetz people. Are you all kind of weird in real life or do you just let the internet bring out your odd sides?

I may well be bringing mrs thegeordie along with me. She doesn't read B3ta. I may have to explain the whole goat sex thing. Except I can't really remebmer why it started?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 21:45, Reply)
^er, nice sig al

I can confirm that I am exactly the same in real life: I never shut up, I'm opinionated, and I provide TMI. I apologise for that in advance although you should find it reassuring that I am indeed absolutely no different at all. Well, maybe 'reassuring' is not the word.

Bringing the missus? How sweet that peoples is all paired off for this bash. Is that compulsory? Do we have to gaze adoringly into someone's eyes and touch their knees affectionately mid-sentence?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:08, Reply)

we have to Gaz affectionately at somones Izzzzzzz then touch either their monkey, goat or clean shaved bioethicisit innapropriately mid sentance.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:25, Reply)
hmmm, now

It's a diffcult choice for me but I think I opt for Number 3: bioethicist. He doesn't have to be clean-shaven though.
He has no say in this whatsoever.

Edit: the goat is in second place, the monkey in third.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:30, Reply)
I should think he doesn't

but if he isn't clean shaven and with his hair tied back then he won't look enough like a women for Bert.

I can't wait to go to the first B3ta wedding with you guys!

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:36, Reply)


*runs away and hides*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:42, Reply)

*twiddles thumbs*

Bit boring here by myself

*remembers back to when he left Bert alone on a thread*

*misses Bert*

*stifles a small sob*

I miss you Bert

*sobs loudly*

*tries to clean to take his mind off the loneliness*

*breaks old vase*

Oh, just damn it all to hell!

*collapses in heap and the tears just won't stop*

*reaches for the gin*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:46, Reply)
awww, al

There, there!

*passes Kleenex*

*drinks gin to keep al company*

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:47, Reply)
People paired off?

Any offers?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:49, Reply)
*offers 83p*

how's that look?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:50, Reply)

al said he was bringing his missus, chickenlady is getting put up by PJM and you have your pick of the dead hookers. Seems all paired-up to me.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:52, Reply)
or is

PJM getting put up chickenlady?

sorry, sorry.

where's that gin?

(, Fri 6 Jun 2008, 22:55, Reply)

No need to apologise. I'm reassured.

I do however apologise for not coming to this mini-bash. See ya's in August.

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 13:52, Reply)
Re: Wow, this is so cool

"Are you all kind of weird in real life or do you just let the internet bring out your odd sides?"

My dearest and darlingest Al. I can assure you that in real life, I'M FUCKING MENTAL too! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Take my advice, don't bring any non-b3tans to the bash.

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 13:46, Reply)
I can't come : (

If I feel my ears burning then I'll know your discussing my finer points of character.

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 8:29, Reply)
My God!

You're all mad.



*looks forward to bash with cheesy grin on face*

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 14:57, Reply)

*grins madly*

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 15:02, Reply)
I only wish

I could bring Tourette's with me, but she's just started a new school job, so getting time off is a no-no.

Still, got August to look forward to as well.

*grins even more*

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 15:19, Reply)


After I missed the bash the other day I thought it'd be ages before another London meetup!

(, Sat 7 Jun 2008, 18:27, Reply)
The Cove Bar, Covent Garden

Looks like it might be our venue... It's above a pasty shop!

See y'all there!

(, Mon 9 Jun 2008, 11:53, Reply)
Above a pasty shop?

Sounds deliciously Sweeny Todd-esque...
*is inspired*

(, Mon 9 Jun 2008, 12:16, Reply)

Linky added to main message.

(, Mon 9 Jun 2008, 13:06, Reply)

do you do the sort of embedded linky thing where the words you clink on are different to the actual link, like what DiT did up there?

Cove Bar is cool, though last time I went it stank of vomit, hopefully it will have been mopped since then!

(, Mon 9 Jun 2008, 13:25, Reply)
It'll stink of vomit

By the time we're finished with it...

(, Mon 9 Jun 2008, 13:57, Reply)
Embedded link thingy

Type <a href="">link text</a>
Place the URL of the link (this must include the http:// part) between the quotes.
If you want to type < and >, use &lt; and &gt;. If you want to type &lt; and &gt;, use &amp;lt; and &amp;gt;.
How to type &amp;lt; is left as an exercise for the reader.

(, Tue 10 Jun 2008, 10:08, Reply)
tits, arse and BOTTOM

I can't make it. I'm getting the train up to Edinburgh. Obviously the North is operating a "one-in, one-out" policy.


(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 8:38, Reply)
Who knows

Maybe there'll be one in July...

(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 8:56, Reply)
So, is there a dress-code for this shin-dig?


(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 10:32, Reply)

I'm hoping it'll be cold enough to wear a flappy coat.

(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 10:55, Reply)

To that.

If not then... *frowns*
Dinner jacket, I guess.

(, Wed 11 Jun 2008, 11:03, Reply)

Anyone suggest me a cheap hotel to stay in?
As long as it's got a door that locks, a toilet/shower, and a decent-sized bed I'm not fussy.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 17:26, Reply)

you are fussy if you want all those things for cheap in London.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 17:52, Reply)

I need to have somewhere half decent to take you back to...

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 17:57, Reply)
Ooooo, forcibly?

because otherwise I have my own hotel room thanks!

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:01, Reply)

What hotel would YOU stay in then?
And how much does it cost?

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:03, Reply)

it's a lastminute.com special and is within walking distance (which for me is anywhere between 0 and 10 miles when drunk) from the pub.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:05, Reply)
I'm booked in

under the assumed name "Ms N. F. Messiah"

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:18, Reply)

I'll buy you a drink if that's true.

I've often booked into hotels as Dr. Thomas Crippin.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:21, Reply)

Why couldn't it have been true? Arse.

It has never occurred to me to book in anywhere under an assumed name. I should've booked in as CHCB.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:25, Reply)
I don't have a card

So I either pay cash or get someone else to book it for me, ie work.
If I do it through work then I book it, under whatever name I like.

I can't even remember the last time I stayed somewhere under my real name.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:28, Reply)
My bank doesn't even believe my real name

because I'm known by my middle name instead of my first, and they're worried that could be 'fraudulent'. Assholes.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:30, Reply)
I don't blame them

Never trust the Irish, that's my motto.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:31, Reply)
Never trust a bloke called Kaol

that's my motto.

Actually, that's not true - I would trust you with a knife any day.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:33, Reply)
You should

Stop hitting on me.
You'll only dissappointed on Thursday.
*shakes fist at police knife crack-down*

*grins at secret pocket*

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:41, Reply)
Oh Kaol

everyone wants to find out what's in your secret pocket. Police included.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:45, Reply)
Yes they do

That's why it's a secret.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:46, Reply)

before the last bash I added a photo to my profile. C'mon, photoless people, do it! It's painless, mostly. Get it up. Size doesn't matter.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 17:51, Reply)
I refuse

I need to hide from certain people.
Anyone who wants to see a picture of me just needs to Gaz me.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 17:56, Reply)

we all need to hide from certain people. Just pixellate any distinguishing features.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:00, Reply)
Like my face?

Good one...

"We're looking for Kaol"

"That him?"

"No, that's a mannequin with no facial features."

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:02, Reply)

that'd do.

We could then gaz you for the face.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:03, Reply)
Fuck off

I'm not a jigsaw.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:05, Reply)
if you were

we'd keep finding bits of you down the back of the couch.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:09, Reply)

Anyway, you know what I look like.
Or was the blindfold too tight?

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:10, Reply)
there's no such thing

as too tight...

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:12, Reply)
Ever watched a man

Try to fuck a kitten?

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:26, Reply)
not recently

though last time I googled "kitten" with Safe Search off, I saw some very mediocre porn.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:28, Reply)

Good old Safe Search...

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:30, Reply)

now I need to go and watch porn. Damn you and your mentioning of kittens!

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:31, Reply)

Good work.

What happens by association if I say "cable ties"?

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:42, Reply)

also porn.

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:44, Reply)

How about "porn"?

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:45, Reply)
Actually, I'm having some soup

and I don't really like eating and watching porn at the same time.
(Depends what I'm eating, obviously.)

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:47, Reply)
Sausage and gravy.


(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:47, Reply)
it's the gravy

that makes me gag.

200! yay!

(, Sat 14 Jun 2008, 18:50, Reply)
I'm not even coming

but I posted a pic on my profile anyway.

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 14:19, Reply)

You got a pretty mouth...

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 15:01, Reply)
Bet you'd

like to see what he can do with it, eh Kaol?

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 15:20, Reply)

Rain, light rain!
Flappy coats all round!
(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 11:32, Reply)

gets flappy coat ready...

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 12:49, Reply)

*wonders what to make of all this talk of flaps*

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 13:25, Reply)
*angry face*

El Bastardo Gigantico!
It changed to "sunny intervals"...

(, Tue 17 Jun 2008, 22:53, Reply)
Can I invite myself along?

I'm very nice and I can bring cakes if people like

(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 10:31, Reply)
Cake is good


(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:31, Reply)
I can also make

Gingerbread dinosaurs, so i'll bring some of them too :)

(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:46, Reply)
Steg biscuits?


(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:46, Reply)

Kind of cake?

(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:40, Reply)
Howdee doodee

everyone. How's y'all?

(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:45, Reply)
Rather good today thanks!

*smiles happily*
Looking forward to tomorrow?

(, Wed 18 Jun 2008, 11:52, Reply)
July bash - Exeter

For those of you who can't wait for the August bash, there's now a July bash in Exeter. You also get to see Vipros's band play.

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 9:51, Reply)

I'm crying into my tea here.
Unfortunately my mother is ill so there is no one around to make sure my father doesn't run off in his wheelchair and also no one to keep my kids under control.


On a positive note I have baked biscuits and cakes this morning just to cheer myself up.

Ah well....there's always August.

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 15:05, Reply)
My condolences

but if you've got Internet access at your mum's place, log on and join the b3ta party for those who couldn't make it. Hope your mum recovers.

And besides, there's a bash in July now.

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 15:19, Reply)
Fortunately I have, I'm there now

So I shall join the online b3ta party as much as I can - in between the nursing and such like.

*sigh* I even bought a new pair of shoes!

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 16:33, Reply)
You know the rule

Pics or it didn't happen.

(, Fri 20 Jun 2008, 0:08, Reply)
I think

Enzyme ought to get some sort of b3ta knighthood for that Jesus handjob comment.

(, Fri 20 Jun 2008, 10:12, Reply)
Awww, thanks


I can't wholly remember the context of that, to be honest.

(, Mon 23 Jun 2008, 12:40, Reply)

how was it?! I was gutted not to be there.

(, Mon 30 Jun 2008, 13:04, Reply)

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