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This Monday, early evening?

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 10:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmmm Monday, an untried day for FAP action. If it's central I can do it but not early.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:01 (seventeen years ago) link

What Tom said, and I'll likely slink away before long because I am a sick man.

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:02 (seventeen years ago) link

i think so, i want to celebrate my new house (as i'm doing tonite, tomorrow night, and sunday night)

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:03 (seventeen years ago) link

Are you really allowing an unsteered FAP to go ahead??????

I'm not quite mentalist to come back from Manchester after less than 24 hours there.

Graham (graham), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Well I'm well up for this. I'm meeting my new boss re 'please pay me off I don't want to work for you' that afternoon and will vcery ready for a pint in the evening. The prospect of an an e-blind date such as this (I'm an FAP virgin) will provide a nice silver lining to the day.

Later is fine, as long as I can get a train out of Paddington before the Wiltshire Curfew.

And I'll be on Regent St so anywhere West End would be great. If it were less than 10 minutes walk from the Bakerloo line it would maximise my drinking time. But I'm a fast walker.

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:13 (seventeen years ago) link

great idea. i will be SINGING though, so no, probs not

Alan (Alan), Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmm, well you know I frown upon such unsteered events but I might be able to squeeze a couple of beers in next Monday. I think the steering committee should pickj the pub though. But ho - something new?

Pete (Pete), Thursday, 19 September 2002 12:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Steering Commttee? Steered/Unsteered?

There's more to this than I thought... it was just an e-whim, honest.

Well, whoever chooses make it nearish Bakerloo Line (Oxford Circus/Picc Circus) and I'll be there.

What happens next? Do the minutes of the meeting get minuted? Does someone review the minutes of the lsat meeting? Can I doodle while pretending to look intelligently interested?

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 12:54 (seventeen years ago) link

i caddot cob i'b afraid cos i've got dis terrible cold!

katie (katie), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:01 (seventeen years ago) link

mmmm.... somewhere new...

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:02 (seventeen years ago) link

The only pub I know round there is the place we all drink in at work. it's called the Windmill and is on a side road parrallel to Regent St on the W side.

But I'm happy to try somewwhere new (and may not be allowed to make suggestions...)

jon (jon), Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm on for this, but won't stay late unless there is a tube strike the next day, in which case I shall be taking that day off.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 19 September 2002 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Ok everyone, who's going to fix a pub?

I won't have web access on Monday, and would hate to miss out, having made the suggestion.

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 07:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Never drinking again. My life is a RUIN this morning. I woke up in tights, dress and jacket with handbag still on arm. I feel sick, Never drinking again.

Anna (Anna), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Any ideas anyone? Horse and Groom on Great Portland Street? I can't make any claims for its quality because I haven't been there since 1989. But fancyapint.com gives it one pint out of five so it can't be all bad...

http://www.fancyapint.com/thepubs/pub30.htm

I don't know why I'm suggesting Sam Smiths pubs when it doesn't matter to me because I'm tragically off the booze again. Sob.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:26 (seventeen years ago) link

''I feel sick, Never drinking again.''

yes...sure you aren't. a pint of coke for you in future then.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:31 (seventeen years ago) link

My termini are Notting Hill Gate and M.Arch so somewhere on the central line would be best for me.

Tom (Groke), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:35 (seventeen years ago) link

My life is a RUIN this morning.>

ditto, and its the braindance brockup tonite. oh, why do i do it?

gareth (gareth), Friday, 20 September 2002 09:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Central Line and Bakerloo Line? Sounds like Oxford Circus:

http://www.fancyapint.com/tube/stations/T196.htm

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 10:03 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah i'm in

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 10:06 (seventeen years ago) link

OK Mark why don't we make Monday our meet-up...especially as I think celebrations are in order heh :-) don't forget to bring the NLRs!

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 20 September 2002 11:15 (seventeen years ago) link

OK Marcello good idea.

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Tim's link says to me:

Ship is good, a little far

Dover Castle looks GREAT - is it hard to find?

Windmill is good too - I know it though, on the other hand you don't

Argyll Arms easy peasy to find and meet at, bar probably unreachable. No fun.

Someone plump for one? How do I recognise you good people?

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:27 (seventeen years ago) link

ILXers are easy to spot, trust your senses.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:28 (seventeen years ago) link

esp smell

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:30 (seventeen years ago) link

I suspect the Dover Castle may be a little small for a FAP, but that's always my worry and it's never that much of a problem.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm off until Monday now, so I look forward to seeing the venue as chosen by t'Committee.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 20 September 2002 11:51 (seventeen years ago) link

sorry can't do it as I'm having time off (so the last thing to do would be to go to London, even if it is to mett you all). but from monday 30th I'm back so practically any weekday evening from then would be good.

anyway, have fun!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 20 September 2002 12:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm off too - but Tim H has kindly emailed me a contact phone number so if I don't get to the web I can still find all of you.

jon (jon), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I say the WIndmill. What does everyone else say?

Pete (Pete), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Hic!

Sarah (starry), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:41 (seventeen years ago) link

I say let's settle on one, and I'm perfectly happy with The Windmill. I'll be there pretty early, but as the link says it is patronised by office workers and I will be in a suit and tie, it might not be ideal for Jon to try to spot me. There is a pic on my profile here, though, if that helps.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 20 September 2002 17:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm reviving this so we don't lose it. Are we all okay with the Windmill?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 21 September 2002 18:22 (seventeen years ago) link

fine by me. Pic noted. some say 'can't do early', some say 'cant do late'. I guess even 'early' in London is not very early - is 6/6.30ish a good place to start?

jon (jon), Sunday, 22 September 2002 07:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Looks like I might be on for his now. Late-ish doors for me 7.30/8.00 ish. Looking forward to it!!

Dr. C (Dr. C), Sunday, 22 September 2002 09:39 (seventeen years ago) link

I'll be there around six, Jon.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 22 September 2002 11:09 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm possible a sevenish man. I have to introduce a screening of The Royal Tenebaums first. I shall be using the line "Mark S laughed non-stop and so di Dr Vick". Poor overseas students.

Pete (Pete), Sunday, 22 September 2002 12:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I laughed lots too Pete, if you want to build a long list of people who liked it. And relatively new poster hereabouts Tim Bateman has a sister very like Margot! (Not adopted, however.)

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 22 September 2002 13:52 (seventeen years ago) link

larfed if u please

w.a nozzle

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 22 September 2002 22:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I stand corrected. LArfed (what good thgis is going to do to the international students linguistic skillZor I know not but...)

Pete (Pete), Monday, 23 September 2002 08:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Boss is not in today so I can escape in time for the full revelry I hope.

And my meeting tomorrow has been cancelled so I can have a hangover without fear.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 23 September 2002 08:45 (seventeen years ago) link

so, is it the windmill then? i have decided i can make it, so i shall be there sometimes around 8.05

gareth (gareth), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:23 (seventeen years ago) link

that's where i'm going

mark s (mark s), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Did I mention I'm gagging for ale?

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:29 (seventeen years ago) link

GO GO GO GO GO

Tom (Groke), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Gagging for ALE?? Dr C actually = DOMINATOR C doesn't it??? DOESN'T IT???

Whips gags and CHAINS no doubt.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 23 September 2002 14:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes pls.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 23 September 2002 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

OK OK you beyotches i'll be along for ONE (have washing etc to do but will be in the area for soya milk buying ect) see you there!!

katie (katie), Monday, 23 September 2002 15:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Bastards.

Graham (graham), Monday, 23 September 2002 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...
i think there is fapping happening in london town tonight, at the princess louise, maybe upstairs.

emsk ( emsk), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 11:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Where on earth did you hear that rumour?

::lays finger aside nose::

Vernon Jackson (kate), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 11:43 (thirteen years ago) link

There's some sticker swapping going on in soho too.

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 11:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Who on earth was this Jon person? I remember this thread but have no recollection of the thread-starter?

QNI for me tonight I think.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 12:05 (thirteen years ago) link

i would but i have to stay home and finish my project

ken c (ken c), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 12:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Jon Cannon was a regular in the very early days of ILx and is much missed; I liked his posts very much indeed.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 12:31 (thirteen years ago) link

He's a very occasional LRB contributor, too: http://www.lrb.co.uk/contribhome.php?get=cann01

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Bijou FAP would be best, I think. I want nothing too raukous as I have gig tomorrow.

Vernon Jackson (kate), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:00 (thirteen years ago) link

what time you there-ish? i have to go to a shop on the way but it won't take long. 6.45? 7? are there only 3 of us?

emsk ( emsk), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

A little after 7, I think.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I should get out of work by 6.30 so between then and 7 sometime - it's only 5 minutes away.

Vernon Jackson (kate), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

does this/will this/can this ever happen again

I want sprinkles (country matters), Tuesday, 24 February 2009 21:57 (ten years ago) link

je repete

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Thursday, 26 February 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

no

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:01 (ten years ago) link

Suggest bar

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:05 (ten years ago) link

I'd be up for a FAP! Old school Glasshouse Stores style of course, with bar billiards. Would anyone else?

Dr.C, Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:25 (ten years ago) link

Too skint, too unemployed, too LENT AND NOT DRINKING RIGHT NOW!!!

Sneaky Sneaky Prog Friend (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:26 (ten years ago) link

I'd be up for that. I'd especially relish the bar billiards.

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:30 (ten years ago) link

I work about 100 metres from GHS so that works for me.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:30 (ten years ago) link

Yeah why not...

David Bentley: Rhythm Ace (Matt DC), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:30 (ten years ago) link

Aye

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:31 (ten years ago) link

xpost I now work about 100 yards from GHS, Colonel!

Hi Marcello!

So when?

Dr.C, Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:36 (ten years ago) link

Hi Dr C!

What, no more long High Wycombe commute?*

*Yes I know, I'm out of touch

Hell no, I haven't been doing that since last June. I'm out of touch too - are you settled in Fulham yet?

Dr.C, Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:44 (ten years ago) link

Oh yes - Lena came over just before Christmas and we're both blissfully happy in SW6!

prefer pool to bar billiards, but whatev

how about next weds?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:47 (ten years ago) link

no shove halfpenny bah

If we cd get lots of people by then, I could do Wednesday.

Dr.C, Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

trust lj to prompt this and then disappear when the time comes for an actual plan to be formed

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Thursday, 26 February 2009 17:52 (ten years ago) link

the good ol' days are here again!

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 26 February 2009 21:38 (ten years ago) link

bump

I can do Wednesday

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Friday, 27 February 2009 14:31 (ten years ago) link

I can do Wednesday too, sorry for disappearing Ken :(

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Friday, 27 February 2009 14:32 (ten years ago) link

wow so this may actually happen?? who else is in for weds?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 27 February 2009 15:49 (ten years ago) link

maybe?

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Friday, 27 February 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) link

will have to find way to sneak out on wife and newborn

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Friday, 27 February 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) link

so probably not

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Friday, 27 February 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) link

guess this isn't happening then?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

or is it?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

who knows?

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

not me, that's for sure

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:56 (ten years ago) link

damn this english hesitancy

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:58 (ten years ago) link

I can make it from 6-8pm...

O_o

ok, how's about this: it WILL happen, and I shall be there come hell or high water

whoa hang on, steve is in BRITAIN

bitch hooligan, pussy ass nobrain dårk (country matters), Monday, 2 March 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

Anything involving billiards, nein danke.

the pinefox, Monday, 2 March 2009 18:00 (ten years ago) link

How convenient that GHS is on the street of 1000 Japanese restaurants.

Choom Gang Gang Dance (suzy), Monday, 2 March 2009 18:00 (ten years ago) link

Can't make Wednesday

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 09:58 (ten years ago) link

Me neither, which is a shame as I'd like to meet Steve.

Roque Santa Gold (Matt DC), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 10:06 (ten years ago) link

I will try my best to make it, this 8 hour jet lag is a doozy though.

I will be wearing an American flag and very little else.

no fist bump no cred

tuomasters at work (blueski), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

Is this on then? I will be in the GHS at about 6:30.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

what's the GHS?

salsa shark, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 21:35 (ten years ago) link

Ooooh yeah let's have a HISTORIC LBZC/London-old-school crossover FAP! I can vouch for both sides!

(Glasshouse Stores, apparently)

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 21:45 (ten years ago) link

SHASTA GO HERE

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 22:26 (ten years ago) link

might be able to make this, but have to see. I'll know tomorrow, hopefully so!

Local Garda, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 22:43 (ten years ago) link

Yeah there's no way I'll be able to come to this, which sucks, 'cause I'm really in the mood for it.

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) link

any advance?

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 11:27 (ten years ago) link

is salsa shark coming then?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 11:30 (ten years ago) link

what was this talk about japanese restaurants being convenient?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 11:30 (ten years ago) link

May stop by for a quick 'alf on my way to the ICA.

speaking as a mwahahahaha (Upt0eleven), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 11:32 (ten years ago) link

because you are not supposed to tip at a japanese restaurant? thusly saves hours of argument of ilx0rs re: tipping?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 11:32 (ten years ago) link

I don't know I was mostly asking out of curiosity about what GHS was, I don't think I'm very good at social things like this

salsa shark, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 12:49 (ten years ago) link

^^^lies

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 12:54 (ten years ago) link

cmon folks, show yselves

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 14:27 (ten years ago) link

someone should compile a list of attendees louis

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 14:30 (ten years ago) link

morelike a POLL of attendees amirite

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 14:31 (ten years ago) link

um yeah let's start a poll of attendees for tonight, poll deadline tomorrow

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 14:37 (ten years ago) link

in all srsness who is coming

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:00 (ten years ago) link

- dom

Jesus Lulz (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:05 (ten years ago) link

- graham

Jesus Lulz (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:05 (ten years ago) link

- nicky wire in a banana suit

Jesus Lulz (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:07 (ten years ago) link

just walked past the GHS, it's actually closed because of a massive power cut covering that whole area. may well be open again in a few hours though.

braveclub, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:09 (ten years ago) link

- gabnebb

itt: people who have better things to do on the internet

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:13 (ten years ago) link

well then...

i'm still stuck at the Courtauld for at least a couple more hours.

situation: critical

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:47 (ten years ago) link

last call

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:13 (ten years ago) link

had already agreed to go watch Anvil. would have maybe popped by otherwise.

edible wife (gnarly sceptre), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:19 (ten years ago) link

May Will stop by for a quick 'alf on my way to the ICA.

speaking as a mwahahahaha (Upt0eleven), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:23 (ten years ago) link

I think I'll go along, may turn up around 6-ish.

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:28 (ten years ago) link

In my role as weary ILX Steering Committee old hand I should point out that seeing as THE PUB IS CLOSED you should really be making some sort of alternative arrangement.

Roque Santa Gold (Matt DC), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:33 (ten years ago) link

Is it still closed?

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:36 (ten years ago) link

Yes.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:40 (ten years ago) link

Some of the more resourceful establishments such as The Crown across the street are open and operating by candlelight, but the GHS is closed.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:42 (ten years ago) link

Why not meet there then, and go elsewhere if it's a little busy?

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:42 (ten years ago) link

is that also on brewer st?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) link

sad that it has no bar billiards.

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:46 (ten years ago) link

Yes, it's just down from the GHS (in the Regent St direction)

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:46 (ten years ago) link

see yous there then

be there around 6:15 i suppose.

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:47 (ten years ago) link

They may have reopened the GHS by then.

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

bang-up job guys

Jesus Lulz (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:52 (ten years ago) link

I can't make it cos I'm broke due to late payments. But we should do more FAPs

Local Garda, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:53 (ten years ago) link

Brokeness is no excuse :P

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

I'll even buy ye a drink!

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:57 (ten years ago) link

seriously I have 5.40 before I bust my overdraft.

Local Garda, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:05 (ten years ago) link

Two drinks!

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:06 (ten years ago) link

Fine, fair point.

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:07 (ten years ago) link

buy me two drinks if you like!

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:20 (ten years ago) link

i'll definitely come if you buy ken 3 drinks

Local Garda, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:27 (ten years ago) link

salsa shark gotta cook mah dinner while I steal Aston Villa on the Internet

EMPIRE STATE HYMEN (MPx4A), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

where she belongs

see those of you who are coming in a bit then.

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:38 (ten years ago) link

we got 4! next time it shall be 8

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:52 (ten years ago) link

good fap.

bar billiards is the crappest game in the world. (at least when you don't know the rules)

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:39 (ten years ago) link

it's quite good when people compile match-winning breaks then knock a mushroom over

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:40 (ten years ago) link

next time it shall be pool (and maybe darts), though, granted

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:40 (ten years ago) link

i'm in next time for sure. that payment I was waiting on arrived today thank fuck

Local Garda, Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:41 (ten years ago) link

it's quite good when people compile match-winning breaks then knock a mushroom over

I was really good at doing that!

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:42 (ten years ago) link

sorry that swearing was unnecessary

Local Garda, Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:42 (ten years ago) link

mr poo you were like a whirlwind at that table

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 13:45 (ten years ago) link

I wanna come FAP with the ilxors :(
We can play pool or whatever gets you in the mood. No need to be shy.

warmsherry, Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:19 (ten years ago) link

phew, coming on a bit strong there :P

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:20 (ten years ago) link

nah, we'd be delighted to have you along! the more the merrier!

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

~~GLEE~~

warmsherry, Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

I'll let you know when we're gonna have the next one! We're not a shy bunch.

they probably drink corporate water (country matters), Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:32 (ten years ago) link

so this happened?

when is the next one?

i was at the eagle tonight, not a bad showing...

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:22 (ten years ago) link

Shit, Shasta, I live around the corner from the Eagle.

f f murray abraham (G00blar), Thursday, 5 March 2009 23:45 (ten years ago) link

i live near the eaglet

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 6 March 2009 10:46 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ned's thread has inspired me...let's FAP, but this time we all attend en masse WHATEVER is being screened at the Prince Charles Cinema!

Stop relegating Hull you miserable gits! (country matters), Monday, 23 March 2009 21:41 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

ned's thread?

the next grozart, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:07 (ten years ago) link

oh hang on, wrong month. apols.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:08 (ten years ago) link

who wants to spend the day with me, in a pub, watching cricket

sorry for british (country matters), Tuesday, 5 May 2009 21:47 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

hiya,
going to be drinking at freud today from 4 as a nice birthday weekend thing. welcome to join x

ken "save-a-finn" c (ken c), Saturday, 6 June 2009 13:25 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

we must do this

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:39 (nine years ago) link

Last time we did this, no fucker turned up

E Poxy Thee Fule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:41 (nine years ago) link

... including the guy who we were organizing the FAP for!

E Poxy Thee Fule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:43 (nine years ago) link

when was that?

last fap i went to had a merry 4 people - me, uptoeleven, captain poo, ken c

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:47 (nine years ago) link

I would turn up unless on 7, 8, 15, 21, 22, 23 Dec.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:51 (nine years ago) link

The infamous "Welcome to London, You Finnish Mentalist" Tuomas FAP that me and Matt DC showed up to

E Poxy Thee Fule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:52 (nine years ago) link

(xpost)

E Poxy Thee Fule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:53 (nine years ago) link

omg i want to meet dr c and challenge him to pub games* - the ultimate in doomed hubris maybe but it is fated

*not darts - i will get ruined

i couldn't make tuofap but wish i'd been there

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:53 (nine years ago) link

I wish someone had been there

E Poxy Thee Fule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:53 (nine years ago) link

yah srsly when IS this gonna happen

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:20 (nine years ago) link

Organize away and Yah Mo B There

E Poxy Thee Thule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:21 (nine years ago) link

You know what? You should do a FAP between Christmas and New Years.

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:22 (nine years ago) link

london ilx used to do this before the entire freaky trigger brigade got butthurt by the rapidly increasing pace + americanisation of ilx and quit posting in a huff

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:23 (nine years ago) link

i was at the last one and then i lost my notebook so i left abruptly - nice people, but damn they were quick to abandon project utopia

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:24 (nine years ago) link

organise and... i might come. dunno about travel and if i'd have to stay in london

mascara and pies (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:24 (nine years ago) link

Louis I assume that I'll be able to stay on your couch if I make it into London, right? ;-)

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:27 (nine years ago) link

I might come out of hiding/lurking for one.

jellybean (back again) (Jill), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:27 (nine years ago) link

will have to okay it with my family - if i somehow get a place of my own obv you can have a rug or smthng xp

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:28 (nine years ago) link

Hahaha just wanted to see what you'd say. Have place to stay in Dalston if this does happen and I can make it into the city so it's all good.

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:30 (nine years ago) link

You know what? You should do a FAP between Christmas and New Years.

*cough*

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:35 (nine years ago) link

I'm never in London for that

E Poxy Thee Thule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:36 (nine years ago) link

yeah but they've all left ilx - they're kinda no longer clan - if they wanted to advertise it here they would do

and enbb it'll need a stronger tease than that to elicit anything other than a dead bat. not that i'm suggesting anything :p

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:36 (nine years ago) link

OK, this is weird. Why? Because the that is the day after my birthday which would be fun to FAP on but also because I worked directly across the street from The Morpeth Arms for two years and that was our after work pub! Would be incredibly strange but awesome to go there again.

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:38 (nine years ago) link

Oh but if it's all people who have left ILX than I wouldn't know anyone so that wouldn't be any good. :-(

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:39 (nine years ago) link

Nah it's a mix of old and new normally.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:39 (nine years ago) link

I intend to attend.

poster x (ledge), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:40 (nine years ago) link

I've got no problems with the old ILXors

E Poxy Thee Thule (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:41 (nine years ago) link

I will probably be there but I wish they still posted! Like I say, they're good people.

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:43 (nine years ago) link

Not a bad pub tha. And it IS 'er brithdays.

DRUNK SWEDISH CHINTZ (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:48 (nine years ago) link

wait, is enbb actually coming or not?

mascara and pies (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:50 (nine years ago) link

It depends on when this happens and if I can make it into London so like don't actually plan anything around me (not that you would but just saying). I will be in England between Christmas and New Years so there is a chance I could come!

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:54 (nine years ago) link

possibly exciting!

mascara and pies (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:54 (nine years ago) link

is this pivotal to your decision :P xxp oh wait erica just said that too

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:54 (nine years ago) link

I'm usually up in Worcester between Xmas and New Years but this year we're going up for actual Xmas so I'll probably be around...

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 13:20 (nine years ago) link

"I worked directly across the street from The Morpeth Arms for two years"

Working directly across the street from Morpeth er right now...:-)

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 13:40 (nine years ago) link

Actually not directly across really but nearby...

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 13:42 (nine years ago) link

Huh. Right on the corner of Millbank and Vauxhall bridge by any chance? GOL?

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 16:42 (nine years ago) link

i'll be living in a room near goodge st station on my own throughout the xmas period so i am up for fap whenever tbh

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 16:48 (nine years ago) link

Maybe I'll come and actually meet some of you. I've said that before and I've chickened out before though.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:25 (nine years ago) link

hopin to be at this. LJ offfftm re: FT krew, tho

stet, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

(nt the good people bit, obv)

stet, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

just persuaded the entire FT brigade to sb louis for that

mdskltr (blueski), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:47 (nine years ago) link

in the words of DG, oh gnoes

a. cole, u thic (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 22:45 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

are we gonna DO this cmon

dyao know what i mean (acoleuthic), Monday, 21 December 2009 09:56 (nine years ago) link

I'm in town til the 29th, although it's my understanding that Erica's gonna be unable to attend. Unless we guilt her to f and promise a birthday cake n shit.

what kind of present your naked body (Upt0eleven), Monday, 21 December 2009 11:39 (nine years ago) link

this fap doesn't need erica! it will still be monstrously awesome and fun-filled

(reverse psychology...stick with me here dude)

dyao know what i mean (acoleuthic), Monday, 21 December 2009 11:56 (nine years ago) link

Oh I see how it is Louis. Fine then. ;p

Seriously though, I just don't see it happening this time. Too short a visit to make it into London. Unless you want to FAP at Heathrow around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

★彡☆ ★彡 (ENBB), Monday, 21 December 2009 13:55 (nine years ago) link

we will go on a wednesday-night pub-crawl down thru hounslow and time our arrival impeccably

wanker thread-locker (acoleuthic), Monday, 21 December 2009 14:04 (nine years ago) link

shame enbb. should plan to have a drink at the boogaloo next time.

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Monday, 21 December 2009 15:19 (nine years ago) link

Ahhh, I miss the boogaloo. Yes, we will have to plan for that next time. :D

★彡☆ ★彡 (ENBB), Monday, 21 December 2009 15:22 (nine years ago) link

Nick (Upto11) and I are meeting on Monday. Anyone else who wants to come along, please do. There may be a sports emphasis to our meeting; we will be looking for a location that is showing football (or even cricket, but probably football). But it won't be exclusively sports-obsessed! Oh no. Especially not a bit later into the evening.

Post here if you're interested!

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Saturday, 26 December 2009 17:24 (nine years ago) link

bumpe

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 09:53 (nine years ago) link

boump

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:36 (nine years ago) link

plz stop being rubbish, london ilx

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:22 (nine years ago) link

not even Tuomas could get ILX London's collective thumb out of its ass. don't get your hopes up

America's Next Most Disabled Ballerina (WmC), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:26 (nine years ago) link

whenever an American visits, there are like 20 of us buzzing round...I think Tuomas visited at a very bad time for fappage; I for one was irretrievably busy, and I think quite a few others were too

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:29 (nine years ago) link

my excuse is that I won't be in the country.

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:30 (nine years ago) link

i haven't even been able to bro down w/ mr shark and the lbzc posse since DP got the axe...just no motivation

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:34 (nine years ago) link

i mean i bumped into PS while leaving a club a few weeks ago - such meagre scraps upon which we feed

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) link

Louis sadly I have plans for tomorrow but a handy hint if you want people to come to your FAP is to TELL THEM WHERE THE PUB IS.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Sunday, 27 December 2009 23:18 (nine years ago) link

mr shark?

Not a reactionary git, just an idiot. (darraghmac), Monday, 28 December 2009 00:03 (nine years ago) link

I am sad I can't come tomorrow. Will be eating all the chocolate at Cadbury world and trying to hijack the Creme Egg car. Might make it into the city on Tuesday but not sure. Anway, have an extra pint in my honor and use my birthday as an excuse. ;-)

★彡☆ ★彡 (ENBB), Monday, 28 December 2009 00:25 (nine years ago) link

matt dc is talking a lot of sense here..

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Monday, 28 December 2009 00:25 (nine years ago) link

I feel chastened. The plan was to meet at Trafalgar Square and then find a pub, but since I'm being pressed...gosh I really can't think of one that has Sky! Any tips? I'm probably setting out about midday; the prospect of watching Spurs - WHUFC is quite enticing.

ENBB, if you make it into town on Tuesday I'd definitely be up for a reprise! As I suspect would a few others. I'd make sure a pub was set this time.

To repeat: this wasn't so much a FAP as me meeting Nick and wondering if anyone else fancied coming but it's true that I have been lax in the pub-revealing department.

I just look at our USA counterparts fapping like crazy and grow sad that we, inventors of the art, have lost it so comprehensively :(

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Monday, 28 December 2009 06:26 (nine years ago) link

i mean i bumped into PS while leaving a club a few weeks ago - such meagre scraps upon which we feed
yeah, and where were you during the two hours I was in there by myself waiting for those dorks to show up, huh? you could've been my hero that night.

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Monday, 28 December 2009 09:29 (nine years ago) link

were you in the band room or the DJ room? i was mostly in a reserved corner of the DJ room, next to the decks, with a party. we popped into the band room only to buy drinks and gawp at how bad the music was

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Monday, 28 December 2009 09:37 (nine years ago) link

I was in every room trying to figure out where ps & crew were (they were not there, obv).

Actually, at one point I walked by a dude in the 'band room' and thought 'that looks like lj' but being that it was dark and I hadn't seen you for ages I wasn't sure so I didn't ask.

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Monday, 28 December 2009 09:45 (nine years ago) link

Hi dere, I am back in Loldon and could probably be tempted by beer tonight (or tomorrow) - not remotely interested in sports tho...

Colonel Poo, Monday, 28 December 2009 12:10 (nine years ago) link

Well, N and I are meeting at the East Dulwich Tavern, which is easily accessible by bus! I'm about to set off, actually.

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Monday, 28 December 2009 12:11 (nine years ago) link

The pub crawl is still going ahead tomorrow FWIW.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Monday, 28 December 2009 13:43 (nine years ago) link

east dulwich is easily accessible by bus if you're accessing it from west dulwich, perhaps.

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Monday, 28 December 2009 14:21 (nine years ago) link

aarrrgh edt is like 2 min from my house :( why don't these things ever happen when I'm 2 min away instead of a 9 hour flight away?

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:00 (nine years ago) link

so you can spend more time at home and thusly can use photoshop more?

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:02 (nine years ago) link

photoshop yourself into the fap photos

mdskltr (blueski), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:02 (nine years ago) link

i hear arshavin may be joining the pub crawl at some point

mdskltr (blueski), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) link

if yall r fappin at the end of the month i could call by maybe?

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) link

london/paris/munich - haven't made up my mind yt, see what ryanair has for me

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) link

he was out with ronan the other night xposts

I sb'ed your mum (ken c), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) link

Well, that was a nice afternoon. Post links to tomorrow's events and I'll be there too! Unless my presence is regarded as bad luck due to some sort of ancient curse.

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Monday, 28 December 2009 18:47 (nine years ago) link

Couldn't do this afternoon (esp not in Dulwich!) but will prob make it out tomorrow night - never been to Pimlico but at least it's easy (for me) to get to!

Matt posted this link upthread for tomorrow - http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2009/11/the-annual-between-christmas-and-new-year-pub-crawl-2009-das-pimlico-boot/

Colonel Poo, Monday, 28 December 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) link

sorta down for that

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 09:26 (nine years ago) link

I am back in London now but too tired to go farther than the end of my street :(

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 14:22 (nine years ago) link

...which is where I was last night!

ah well. think i'll pop along to this crawl thingy

HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 14:31 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

hi dere waht is it made?

am in the vicinity next weekend but yet again i remain tantalisingly out of reach you poor sods.

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:32 (nine years ago) link

I look forward to hooliganising you

MPx4A, Friday, 29 January 2010 14:36 (nine years ago) link

are you going to be in south london or something?

xpost

will be landing in luton, straight to bill nick way, after the game we're heading to some pub my cousin dj's at.

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

which may be in leytonstone and may not tbh iirc

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:40 (nine years ago) link

Leytonstone FAP!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 29 January 2010 15:02 (nine years ago) link

don't pin your hopes on me- i may not rc, and i don't like any of you

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Friday, 29 January 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link

Stalk darraghmac FAP!

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Friday, 29 January 2010 15:27 (nine years ago) link

oh christ not again.

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Friday, 29 January 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

am glad that this did not happen btw, we had a pretty vicious family scene that ended up with one dj cousin losing job and two fairly badly scratched faces. no arrests tho so result!

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:35 (nine years ago) link

and it was east dulwich, not leytonstone as i did not rc

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:38 (nine years ago) link

East Dulwich! That's where I live! I live in East Dulwich! Yayy!

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:42 (nine years ago) link

hoooooooff

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:43 (nine years ago) link

i believe east dulwich. train stops there, right?

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:43 (nine years ago) link

boring, boring darragh

It has an overland station, yeah. And a lot of buggy-wielding posh muvvers

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:45 (nine years ago) link

Only place I've ever been mugged, the mean streets of east dulwich.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

Crazy shit goes down outside Jojo Maman Bebe.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:06 (nine years ago) link

also live in east dulwich. what could have been, darragh....

what kind of present your naked body (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:20 (nine years ago) link

yeah as i've said it was a scene i'm actually glad everyone but my brother and best friend avoided tbh.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:25 (nine years ago) link

Which pub was it, just out of interest?

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

the vale

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

yeah, not east dulwich's finest watering hole by about, umm, all of them. although does have the world's creepiest children's play area out the back.

what kind of present your naked body (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:45 (nine years ago) link

yes, onlookers were filling me in on the reputation while the participants were tiring themselves out.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:48 (nine years ago) link

Haha. I've had some good partisan screaming in the Vale over the years. I watched Spurs 4-4 Villa there. A man started dancing in front of me and screaming when Younes scored.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:50 (nine years ago) link

Then I went home and smashed the kitchen bin with a sledgehammer.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:50 (nine years ago) link

That's what happens when you set foot in the Vale.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:51 (nine years ago) link

logged out of ilx and went to bed at half time iirc. though i did once throw a guitar across the room and into the fire in protest at gary doherty.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:52 (nine years ago) link

yeah i'll not be rushing back to the vale tbh. for all i know i'm barred by association anyway

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:53 (nine years ago) link

I left the East Dulwich Tavern at half time of Utd-Arsenal last week because I couldn't hack all the melodramatic Gooners and cockney Reds massively overemphasising their masculine commitment to football, it was like watching people auditioning for a scene in a slightly point-missing film or some shit

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:57 (nine years ago) link

I left cos they ran out of roasts

salsa sharkshavin (salsa shark), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

Oh I think I saw you were you an eight foot tall screaming guy in an Arshavin shirt

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:01 (nine years ago) link

I left the East Dulwich Tavern at half time of Utd-Arsenal last week because I couldn't hack all the melodramatic Gooners and cockney Reds massively overemphasising their masculine commitment to football, it was like watching people auditioning for a scene in a slightly point-missing film or some shit

Yup, that's the East Dulwich Tavern for you. Always a bit baffled by it: if you're so committed to the team, umm, why aren't you actually at the match? Wearing a replica shirt to watch a game in a pub is also unacceptable.

what kind of present your naked body (Upt0eleven), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:05 (nine years ago) link

^ yes on replica shirt

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:08 (nine years ago) link

I'm not convinced there are actually any good pubs in East Dulwich. The Palmerstone is good if you fancy some wood pigeon for dinner but I'm not sure I'd just pop in for a pint. The EDT is a hellhole.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

Inside 72 had draught Lowenbrau and cute girls but it was the size of a shoebox and then it closed; it is now some kind of tribute to the people of Clapham

MPx4A, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:27 (nine years ago) link

am glad that this did not happen btw, we had a pretty vicious family scene that ended up with one dj cousin losing job and two fairly badly scratched faces. no arrests tho so result!

did this happen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9-W0JaZQqs

approximately, but with more girls and taxi drivers.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Would anyone be interested in doing one, perhaps on or around the thirteenth of May?

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:46 (nine years ago) link

I would, but I'll be in LA then.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:57 (nine years ago) link

ILX London is getting very, very bad at this

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:00 (nine years ago) link

What you mean, like fuckers not showing up when they're supposed to?

Football's Flocking Home (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:00 (nine years ago) link

you accusin'

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:01 (nine years ago) link

J'accuse the lot o' yers, apart from Matt

Football's Flocking Home (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:02 (nine years ago) link

my FAP record is better than most

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:03 (nine years ago) link

I deny all accusations.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:03 (nine years ago) link

in fairness i said i wasn't going to show before i didn't show.

just darraghmac tbh (darraghmac), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:09 (nine years ago) link

This is why you are all so bad at this.

Would anyone be interested in doing one, perhaps on or around the thirteenth of May?

Why not. Which bit of London are you likely to be in or around?

Matt DC, Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:10 (nine years ago) link

I am staying in Kensington.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:12 (nine years ago) link

Any day but 12-14th...that's bang in the middle of my exams.

David (davek_00), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:24 (nine years ago) link

I'm there 12-19th. So far on the calendar is Faust on the 16th and playing on a boat on the 17th.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:28 (nine years ago) link

we need to do an East London Overground Line FAP - those trains are mad roomy

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:34 (nine years ago) link

If boozing's involved, count me in

Football's Flocking Home (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:35 (nine years ago) link

ok, is it boat-ting on the 17th?

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:36 (nine years ago) link

it is

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

good stuff! I go once a month now the Klinker is gone, so I might be there then.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:47 (nine years ago) link

If we're leaning to the west side of central London I suggest The Ship in Fitzrovia.

Matt DC, Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:51 (nine years ago) link

Amazed I've never seen you at boat-ting, xyzzzz__ - we must just be overlapping/missing each other (I'm a fairly irregular attendee, but have been irregularly attending for a while).

I think the Klinker is only taking a year's sabbatical, you'll be pleased/horrified to know.

Remember me, but o! forget my feet (GamalielRatsey), Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:23 (nine years ago) link

lol, that was regular meet-up pub of non-ILX internet pals of mine for years, fapped there a few times when I was over. (nb the beers are not especially ace Sash, but everyone just drinks on the street in order to smoke so you'll be good.)

[xpost re Ship]

longer lasting, thicker electrons (sic), Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:31 (nine years ago) link

Amazed I've never seen you at boat-ting, xyzzzz__ - we must just be overlapping/missing each other (I'm a fairly irregular attendee, but have been irregularly attending for a while).

I think the Klinker is only taking a year's sabbatical, you'll be pleased/horrified to know.

Yeah that's strange, must try and synchronize. Though I should say its been once a month so far this this year (once in Feb, Mar and Apr). Before that I used to go to the Klinker, mostly.

Its good news about the Klinker but I'm not too confident that it will return...

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 29 April 2010 17:59 (nine years ago) link

I do like a nautical theme. Bit of a hike from where I am though.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Friday, 30 April 2010 05:20 (nine years ago) link

It's not too far on the tube - getting people to head over to Kensington may be tricky but somewhere nearer the Circle Line might be better for you?

Matt DC, Friday, 30 April 2010 12:28 (nine years ago) link

I have no idea? I'm right next to the Gloucester Road tube. Whatever's a good trade between being easy to get to and awesome.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Saturday, 1 May 2010 15:52 (nine years ago) link

kevin prince boatting sounds fun.

show me your buccina (ken c), Sunday, 2 May 2010 04:27 (nine years ago) link

so The Ship? Thursday? Friday?

Willing Travelbury (S-), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 18:16 (nine years ago) link

Also do pubs shut at 11pm? What's the deal with that?

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:57 (nine years ago) link

any tories going?

Black IP's (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:58 (nine years ago) link

Oi, you're the one that wants to stop talking about politics and talk about football instead

Whirlwind Bromance (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:05 (nine years ago) link

well on ilx yeah sure, but if there's a chance of an actual irl fistfight i'm interested

Black IP's (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:10 (nine years ago) link

is anyone going?

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:44 (nine years ago) link

Date? Time?

Whirlwind Bromance (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:46 (nine years ago) link

tonight?

8ish?

when's best for others?

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:49 (nine years ago) link

Sounds fine to me

Whirlwind Bromance (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:50 (nine years ago) link

I promised myself a night in, but this is so close to my home I shall try and make it out later (depending on progress of room tidying!!) will y'all be there all night 8pm-11pm??

show me your buccina (ken c), Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:17 (nine years ago) link

I have a white adidas bag and/or a David Toop book for ID purposes.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:21 (nine years ago) link

damn damn damn my first date in 4 months and it had to be tonight

not taking date to a FAP fwiw

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:07 (nine years ago) link

fancy a poppage

show me your buccina (ken c), Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:48 (nine years ago) link

hi these are my internet friends. FAP?

Well this was a roaring success, Willing Travelbury and, uh, me. Anyway he is here till Wednesday, if anybody else wants to FAP with him, a fine fellow he is too. Also he'll be at Faust gig on Sunday and Boat Ting on Monday... get it together ILXors!

Whirlwind Bromance (Tom D.), Friday, 14 May 2010 11:03 (nine years ago) link

*had a good excuse*

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Friday, 14 May 2010 11:30 (nine years ago) link

how'd the excuse go

*good*

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Friday, 14 May 2010 11:51 (nine years ago) link

omg do these * signify a body part?

****

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Friday, 14 May 2010 11:55 (nine years ago) link

Congrats S-, you are 1x more popular than Tuomas

Oh boy, Midgard! That's where I go Biking! (sic), Friday, 14 May 2010 23:40 (nine years ago) link

Geeze I thought I was bad at FAPs. You should all be hanging out with Sash! He is awesome!

Eyjafjallalalalalatrolololol (Trayce), Saturday, 15 May 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

Yes, 'tis a sorry state of affairs when a Trayce FAP garners more members.

Willing Travelbury (S-), Saturday, 15 May 2010 04:18 (nine years ago) link

Hey now!

Eyjafjallalalalalatrolololol (Trayce), Saturday, 15 May 2010 04:24 (nine years ago) link

Hey now, don't dream it's over...

Willing Travelbury (S-), Saturday, 15 May 2010 04:28 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

So the dear Glasshouse Stores is officially Freaky Trigger's #1 pub of the 00s, entirely due to its FAP reputation. Great days.

Matt DC, Monday, 12 July 2010 12:05 (nine years ago) link

I've never been in it

Oracle Crackers (Tom D.), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:34 (nine years ago) link

oh look, the thread has been bumped! of course, there's no chance of a FAP, oh no. we simply don't do that anymore!

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:36 (nine years ago) link

We do, you just don't show up. I've been at the last two: 2 people at the first; 4 at the second.

Oracle Crackers (Tom D.), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:38 (nine years ago) link

... you did have a good excuse for the 1st one tho

Oracle Crackers (Tom D.), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:42 (nine years ago) link

The '4 at the second' was the ILB fap wasn't it? It doesn't have many Londoners on it (although it wasn't restricted to ILB-ers).

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 July 2010 12:46 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, that wasn't really an ILX FAP, but it was mentioned on here

Oracle Crackers (Tom D.), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:47 (nine years ago) link

I think I was doing something for that one as well, but I will do my best to make an official London FAP that a few people promise to come to!

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 July 2010 12:48 (nine years ago) link

Hey there were 5 ppl at the ilb fap. Or 4.5 given that stevie came late. Call it 4.6 with pinefox nearly showing up.

Never been in Glasshouse Stores oddly, but not a real fan of Soho drinking I suppose. (southwark 4 eva).

tetrahedron of space (woof), Monday, 12 July 2010 13:39 (nine years ago) link

I am in the GHS fairly regularly cos I work round the corner (although I am more often found in the Glassblower because it's nearer my office).

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 12 July 2010 13:51 (nine years ago) link

Ugh, the Glassblower. I used to work round there and spent far more time in that pub that I would have liked.

Matt DC, Monday, 12 July 2010 13:52 (nine years ago) link

It beats the hell out of the Warwick (which is unfortunately where most of my co-workers prefer to go)

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 12 July 2010 13:56 (nine years ago) link

Yeah the Warwick is horrific. As are most of the pubs just off Regent Street really.

Matt DC, Monday, 12 July 2010 14:01 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

I'd like to have another London FAP at some point and meet you all again in person. The last one was great fun but it was coming up to almost a year ago. I'm not that familiar with drinking establishments in the area though.

Anyone interested?

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Thursday, 6 September 2012 14:00 (seven years ago) link

I'd come down if the day suited.

direct references of (seandalai), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:57 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

Thinking of possibly going to Big Sexy Land at the Lex on Sunday night. Anyone up for it?

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Friday, 24 May 2013 12:34 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Spam? Maybe. ILX-related? Definitely.
Just a wee shout about the gig my band and (by some coincidence) emil.y's band are playing at the Windmill in Brixton on Halloween Friday at the Windmill. It's about a fiver to get in I think, and we (Disco Zhivago) are on first because we've never played London before and no one's heard of us, while Slum of Legs are a bit higher up the bill. Would be fab to see a few Ilxors about if you're not doing other things. Other bands include Cosines and The Drink.

FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/854756597876534/

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Friday, 17 October 2014 14:04 (five years ago) link

will probably give that a miss for boring old man reasons, but good luck w/ that, the pair of you

john wahey (NickB), Friday, 17 October 2014 14:29 (five years ago) link

Halloween Friday? Whenzat? I might come to this, dl.

... and a Martin Parr photo essay (Tom D.), Friday, 17 October 2014 16:32 (five years ago) link

... oh, you mean Halloween... not, uh, the Friday before, uh, Halloween, listen it's been a long day.

... and a Martin Parr photo essay (Tom D.), Friday, 17 October 2014 16:33 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Is this a thread for London FAPs?

écorché (S-), Wednesday, 21 January 2015 19:13 (four years ago) link

It is

A trumpet growing in a garden (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:30 (four years ago) link

no it's a thread for FAP London

quinoa: how's it spelt? (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:33 (four years ago) link

mysterious

seandalai, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 22:12 (four years ago) link

FAP Dewsbury tomorrow, we meet at The Timepiece.

it will be me, David Peace's dad and some guy with some m-cat.

xelab, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 22:13 (four years ago) link

when are you around S-? KBP and QGP will be in that LDN on the 31st.

bob seger's silver bullet gland (sic), Friday, 23 January 2015 00:13 (four years ago) link

Just a wee shout about the gig my band and (by some coincidence) emil.y's band are playing at the Windmill in Brixton on Halloween Friday at the Windmill.

if i could just rewind this thing, how did this all go off anyway?

Germane Quip (NickB), Friday, 23 January 2015 00:15 (four years ago) link

It didn't really turn into a FAP, I did spend a couple of hours chatting to Fizzles but DL & emily. both looked busy with their respective bands/entourages so we left them to it. It was a fun evening though.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 23 January 2015 13:47 (four years ago) link

yeah, was gonna say, very enjoyable evening getting drunk monitoring alcohol intake with Colonel Poo, and enjoyed the bands but it didn't really go full FAP.

Fizzles, Friday, 23 January 2015 14:02 (four years ago) link

Well I would be interested in any FAPs not before the 7th of February.

écorché (S-), Saturday, 24 January 2015 15:58 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

So do ppl still do this? Early January beat the post holiday blues FAP?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 14 December 2018 22:29 (eleven months ago) link

I would be interested in this plan.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:46 (eleven months ago) link

ILB FAPs, no-one else seems to anymore.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:47 (eleven months ago) link

Yes at ILB a few of us gather around once a season.

Around on the 1st or 2nd that week - and possibly for a bit of the weekend.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 15 December 2018 13:22 (eleven months ago) link

I could be down for this - will be almost exactly a year after I had beers with a bunch of ilxors in New York!

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Saturday, 15 December 2018 13:26 (eleven months ago) link

Aw, yay. Let’s make it happen then! :) Maybe the 3rd, 4th or 5th?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 15 December 2018 17:37 (eleven months ago) link

dublin is a short hop ye lazy sods

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:24 (eleven months ago) link

Right so clearly you should come then!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:54 (eleven months ago) link

better pubs here

and a better % of excellent posters yeah i said it

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:55 (eleven months ago) link

Lol. So, you flew here for what was basically lunch a couple weeks ago but wouldn’t to enjoy our delightful company? I see how it is.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

I trust ilx to know which is the good pub in London

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:03 (eleven months ago) link

i do like nice snug pub snub grub

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:03 (eleven months ago) link

Bump because I’m hellbent on making this happen. Where is central - Soho-ish?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:05 (eleven months ago) link

*bumping this up* Blue posts maybe - haven't been there in years?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:45 (eleven months ago) link

I will try to make it along also.

Good job xyzzz on suggesting "The" Blue Posts, famous for being a pub name that occurs several times within a too-close area, introducing old-days style FD. Which Blue Posts did you have in mind? (I basically never drink in the West End any more, FWIW, so I've pretty much lost touch with where might be OK.)

Tim, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:00 (eleven months ago) link

lol I don't remember there being so many Blue Posts. Think its the one on Berwick st.?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:04 (eleven months ago) link

Newman Street was FAP location of yore.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:52 (eleven months ago) link

After an intensive nostalgia fest of reading 2002 - 2005 threads earlier this year, it was a weird feeling whenever I happened to visit any of the London pubs featured (eg Pineapple in Camden, the Clerk and Well, and various pubs in Fitzrovia) - and imagining the long-gone ghosts of previous FAPS.

Luna Schlosser, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:32 (eleven months ago) link

Pineapple is in Kentish Town btw.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:54 (eleven months ago) link

You’re right. Nice pub. It was a flying visit to Kentish Town - I didn’t get a chance to check out the Bull & Gate however.

Luna Schlosser, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:59 (eleven months ago) link

Probably for the best - it's gone Gastro.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:33 (eleven months ago) link

Indeed it has :(

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:40 (eleven months ago) link

If there’s a Blue Pollsts then I’d probably Newman Street, it’s a little quieter up there.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:57 (eleven months ago) link

I once went round every Blue Posts to see if anyone knew why they were called the Blue Posts and no one did outside of the usual spurious sounding and heavily caveated theories.

Pretty sure The Harp is surely just near St Martins-in-the-Fields is my favourite west end pub these days and if you can guarantee the upstairs room would be *perfect* for a FAP. downstairs is tight tho.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:16 (eleven months ago) link

Fitzrovia side is a good call tho my aversion to Sam Smith’s pubs means it takes a few out at a swipe - the aforementioned Newman St Blue Posts, The Champion and The Fitzrovia itself.

Tho as several ilxors will attest this discrimination around pubs is for show only. i will drink anywhere.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:19 (eleven months ago) link

xp I'd agree on both halves of that.

The Blue Posts myth is that they're basically taxi ranks for sedan chairs?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:19 (eleven months ago) link

Because I'm not bright I have only just realised that sedan-carriers are what's being referred to in The Crown and Two Chairmen

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:20 (eleven months ago) link

yep, sedan chairs, postal collection points (indicated by blue posts), perimeter boundary of some sort. think there were a couple others.

my general rule on pub names unless they’re bleeding obvious is to assume we don’t know and inventive explanations are invariably rong.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:35 (eleven months ago) link

Tho as several ilxors will attest this discrimination around pubs is for show only. i will drink anywhere.

― Fizzles, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:19 (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

found you picky enough tbh

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:34 (eleven months ago) link

ENBB where roughly in town are you staying? Everywhere will be quietish in early January.

Newman Street is the best of the Blue Posts (I believe there are four) but others in our party may have strong opinions about Sam Smiths. It would be pleasingly old-school though.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:40 (eleven months ago) link

I found ENBB's FAP thread!

Hope to make it.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:43 (eleven months ago) link

that blue posts on newman street is fine. spacious and quiet enough as you say.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:51 (eleven months ago) link

MDC - In South London but am happy to meet at this Newman street location. Yay! Thank you for working that out. Wouldn’t have known where to suggest so this is great. What day would work best - 3rd, 4th or 5th? Again, I’m flexible so whatever is best for others.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

If it's on the 3rd I can probably pop in as I'm working in London that day

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

I'm free all three days.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:36 (eleven months ago) link

Though I'll be in a pub on the 2nd, so slight preference for not the 3rd.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:37 (eleven months ago) link

Bah I somehow saw that before seeing CP's response - slight preference for the 3rd now.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 20 December 2018 15:48 (eleven months ago) link

Third works for me. Let’s see what others think I guess. Yay!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

3rd is the one day I can't do but I organise the ILB FAP once a season so no worries - have a good time

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 20 December 2018 20:04 (eleven months ago) link

CP could you def come on the 3rd? What about others in terms of the 3rd or 4th? I can still do either so let’s see what works for most.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:21 (ten months ago) link

3rd or 4th works for me fwiw.

Fizzles, Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:35 (ten months ago) link

:)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:46 (ten months ago) link

I can do either with a slight preference for the 3rd (Sorry xyzzz).

Tim, Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:15 (ten months ago) link

#weWillMeetAgain

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:34 (ten months ago) link

it's fairly likely I can come on the 3rd, if I don't have to rearrange coming to the office because our boiler packed in a couple of days ago...

Colonel Poo, Monday, 31 December 2018 16:06 (ten months ago) link

3rd has just become more contended, but even if i can’t stay the evening i’ll certainly stick my head in. be good to see CP.

Fizzles, Monday, 31 December 2018 16:15 (ten months ago) link

no one else of course

Fizzles, Monday, 31 December 2018 16:18 (ten months ago) link

should warn you that I'm likely to be quite stinky if I do make it. just tried washing in freezing cold water and it wasn't very much fun

Colonel Poo, Monday, 31 December 2018 17:40 (ten months ago) link

i will bring a clothes peg.

Fizzles, Monday, 31 December 2018 18:11 (ten months ago) link

i can probably make this also!

mark s, Monday, 31 December 2018 18:36 (ten months ago) link

I might pop in for a bit too.

ShariVari, Monday, 31 December 2018 18:39 (ten months ago) link

3rd isn’t doable for me, I can only come at the weekend cause I don’t actually live in London, but have fun all!

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Monday, 31 December 2018 21:22 (ten months ago) link

Aw I’m sorry to hear about the boiler CP.

OK, I’m calling this now - we’re meeting on the 3rd at the Blue Post on Newman Street at 6. I’ll be there early to hopefully get a table.

Wins - that’s too bad. Next time we’ll have to do it on a weekend. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 31 December 2018 22:28 (ten months ago) link

And boo Fizzles (tho glad you’re coming for a bit) and yay Mark and Shari!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 31 December 2018 22:34 (ten months ago) link

Tomorrow! :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:28 (ten months ago) link

you got a time you’re thinking of being there ENBB? And there still being the Blue Posts, Newman St?

Fizzles, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:41 (ten months ago) link

wait. you magically posted all this info in a post mysteriously invisible to me just above.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:41 (ten months ago) link

I'll try for 6:30 but technically I'm not supposed to leave work til then so it depends who else is working late

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:57 (ten months ago) link

No worries. I’m sure we’ll be there :).

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 15:01 (ten months ago) link

I'm working till 8 so I hope so.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 16:42 (ten months ago) link

:)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 20:21 (ten months ago) link

I should be there for 6. I am: six foot tall with a blonde tuft above my face, and a very greying goatee, like someone tried to shove a brick of snow into my chin.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 13:41 (ten months ago) link

Apologies but due to a delayed flight I got about three hours of sleep last night so will have to flake, unfortunately. Have a wonderful time.

ShariVari, Thursday, 3 January 2019 13:57 (ten months ago) link

Aw, SV another time: I just posted on the 2018 wdyll if anyone doesn’t know what I look like. Andrew I’ve see you on FB so I knew the above but ty! :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:18 (ten months ago) link

Here is WILL

ok but WDYLL in June of the year of our lorde 2018

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:20 (ten months ago) link

Should we do code words?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:20 (ten months ago) link

Kidding. Though it did occur to me that I don’t know CP’s real name so he’s going to have to say either I’m the colonel or I’m colonel poo both of which are a+.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:21 (ten months ago) link

that's what I normally do tbh, I will then blush profusely

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:22 (ten months ago) link

As a former chaletmate of the Colonel, I expect no problems there, provided he has not changed in any way in the last 12 years.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:26 (ten months ago) link

Oh! Well that works nicely then.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:34 (ten months ago) link

i shall charge in like mr blobby, screaming WHERE'S POO as i knock random members of the non-ilx public to the ground

mark s, Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:46 (ten months ago) link

Excellent.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 14:53 (ten months ago) link

Pics or gtfo. Have fun you crazy kids!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:50 (ten months ago) link

I’m here and I’ve secured seats.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:51 (ten months ago) link

Punctual !

the pinefox, Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:01 (ten months ago) link

We still out here!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:32 (ten months ago) link

god dyou remember that time nobody showed for tuomas or am i misremembering

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:35 (ten months ago) link

darkest days of old ilx

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:12 (ten months ago) link

Tuomas didn't show up for Tuomas.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:17 (ten months ago) link

Have fun everyone, I'm there in spirit. Have fond but fading memories of the days when I'd come up for FAPs from Oxford specially and sleep on the Oxford Tube on the way home.

I expect pics and Reporting Back and everything.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:27 (ten months ago) link

Lovely to meet you all. Apologies to Tom for running off as soon as you got there - I promise I had always planned to leave then!

imago, Thursday, 3 January 2019 22:04 (ten months ago) link

fauxtoes plz

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 3 January 2019 22:13 (ten months ago) link

Mark S unleashed a strong opinion about Criticism.

the pinefox, Friday, 4 January 2019 14:04 (ten months ago) link

gnb or bng?

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:08 (ten months ago) link

Society is in the gutter!

calzino, Friday, 4 January 2019 14:08 (ten months ago) link

Thank you so much for coming out! Was really nice to meet everyone.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 4 January 2019 16:43 (ten months ago) link

apologies for not being able to stay but it was v nice meeting ENBB and other new faces albeit briefly.

Fizzles, Saturday, 5 January 2019 11:12 (ten months ago) link

yes it was a nice old-school meet-up in nu-skool times! however the first rule of Criticism Club…

mark s, Saturday, 5 January 2019 11:29 (ten months ago) link

It was great!

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:32 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

Again!

??

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:31 (seven months ago) link

Would like to, but work + the rest terrible for next few months. Will go at some point in the future though!

gyac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:05 (seven months ago) link

Thursday evenings are best for me.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:16 (seven months ago) link

Me too. And I like SE1 :)

Tim, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:17 (seven months ago) link

Let's do a Thursday in SE1 somewhere then :).

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:22 (seven months ago) link

I'm usually in London on Thursdays (not this week because I'm seeing the Cosmic Psychos on Friday), and my train goes from London Bridge, which appears to be in SE1!

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:24 (seven months ago) link

Well well well just look at this all potentially working out nicely for people and stuff. :) Next Thursday or the week after? The week after would be right before a holiday but that might mean people are away.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:27 (seven months ago) link

I can't do next week but currently can the week after, not that these facts should make much difference.

Tim, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:30 (seven months ago) link

I can do both - I am away over Easter, so I probably wouldn't be out for long on the 18th, but I could definitely come out.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:36 (seven months ago) link

next week bad. any of the following weeks would love to do as it was only a flying visit last time.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:36 (seven months ago) link

So you're all talking about the 18th, right?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:47 (seven months ago) link

Yes.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:13 (seven months ago) link

I haven't FAP'd for years but I do FAP, if you see what I mean.

Thursdays might work for me.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:17 (seven months ago) link

think 18th might work

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:19 (seven months ago) link

thur usually good for me, don't think i have any bad clashes coming up (assuming tomorrow's alien-invasion trans-world stand-by i dremt abt last night is wrongly dated )

mark s, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:25 (seven months ago) link

Still listening to Hawkwind then?

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:26 (seven months ago) link

18th is grebt because the next day is GOOD FRIDAY. Which means no work which means more booze. Not that this has ever necessarily etc.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:31 (seven months ago) link

True.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:51 (seven months ago) link

maundy thursday
mandé thursday
"mandatum" thursday
"mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" thursday
"a new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another" thursday

e.g. everyone has to wash everyone else's feet iirc

*hawkwind throbbing in the background*

mark s, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:21 (seven months ago) link

MJ - Yay!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 09:48 (seven months ago) link

I thought Michael Jackson was evil?

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 09:49 (seven months ago) link

I hope this MJ makes it to 51 :/

Billie Jean *King*, Dirty Diane Arbus, etc etc

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 10:08 (seven months ago) link

In age, or qty of FPs?

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 10:10 (seven months ago) link

The former, then the latter. Or vice versa, I'm honestly not fussy.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 10:13 (seven months ago) link

bump

Colonel Poo, Monday, 15 April 2019 09:17 (seven months ago) link

Venue?

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:18 (seven months ago) link

Daniel I need to get you your book!

mark s, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:08 (seven months ago) link

I'll be there Thursday!

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:43 (seven months ago) link

The George?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 April 2019 12:08 (seven months ago) link

Came here to bump but see that's already been done. YAY!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 15 April 2019 12:56 (seven months ago) link

george is always always rammed IME but maybe everywhere will be. maunday thursday!

mark s, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:20 (seven months ago) link

You're all just showing off because my attempt to organise an Oxford FAP has died (again).

djh, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:29 (seven months ago) link

didn't realise you were trying to organise an Oxford FAP, djh. Revive the thread, I'd be well up for it.

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:58 (seven months ago) link

The only other pub I like around Borough is ILB fap fave Royal Oak but yes that will be rammed too.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:30 (seven months ago) link

Are there any that maybe you like a little less but will also be less likely to be rammed? If not let's just pick one of those and hope for the best.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:23 (seven months ago) link

Kings Arms is pleasant but tiny
Royal Oak not much larger – we are best used to it, despite change of management.
The George is v characterful but has not much bar for the number of customers it seats (bcz it has such an extensive outside area).
Lord Clyde: fond memories but haven't been there for years
Globe Tavern (in the market): enraging overcrowded visit last time I was there (to meet up w/Geeta) but it was amateur month so
Blue Eyed Maid: horrible sports and karaoke barn

There's another one near the Lord Clyde I think, with various dusty stuffed animals above the bar?

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:34 (seven months ago) link

Also in the area: The Southwark Tavern, The Mudlark (under London Bridge), the Anchor (by the river near the Clink)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:39 (seven months ago) link

I had forgotten Amateur Month: http://freakytrigger.co.uk/pumpkin/2005/12/warning-pub-amateur-month-has-begun/

Though if I ever knew what a flyer was, I have forgotten that too.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:42 (seven months ago) link

I was in the Bunch of Grapes the other day and there were seats, but it was later on like 8:30-9ish and on a Tuesday

I've been to the George a couple of times and yeah it was busy

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:48 (seven months ago) link

a flyer is a swift solo pint i think? i may be wrong but the clue is in the context really

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:55 (seven months ago) link

Might be able to come out for once. Make up for missing too many ilb faps.

Lord Clyde is an old favourite, but like mark s haven't been in a few years.
I cannot remember going to the The Glad(stone) even though it had a good rep. Is that the stuffed animals one?
The Roebuck, down Great Dover St, used to be alright.
All the in-market pubs tend to the enragingly overcrowded imo, but The Market Porter is surprisingly spacious and I quite like it as big, busy pubs go
Bunch of Grapes might be the pub I've most frequently passed without ever buying a drink in. It's become a sort of principle, not drinking there.
King's Arms off the High Street used to be reliably quiet, not so sure now - http://freakytrigger.co.uk/pumpkin/2009/11/the-ft-top-25-pubs-of-the-00s-25-the-kings-arms-borough/
Weird fondness for The Old King's Head but only remember being there when drinking to get properly drunk.
(quick shout for The Rose on Snowsfields, which used to be my local and favourite pub in the world, but is now just a nice, awkwardly shaped gastropub)

woof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:10 (seven months ago) link

I can't make it on Thursday but Borough in general is not a great place to do this at the start of a Bank Holiday weekend and the closer to the market you are the worse it will be.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:12 (seven months ago) link

It was someone's request that we do it around there, right? I've never been to any of these so am leaving it up to you all to decide.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:15 (seven months ago) link

I'm happy so many people seem to be able to come!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:15 (seven months ago) link

MattDC - next time!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:15 (seven months ago) link

Yeah the SE1 thing was probably my fault and if anyone has brilliant ideas for better spots that won't be full and are convenient for people to drop in they should suggest them.

(The Lord Clyde is as good as ever but probably a bit small for these purposes; they do allow you to reserve tables in the back room I think but I am against such behaviours.)

(Yes a flyer is when you're on a round but the people you're drinking with are drinking at a sensible speed and you're in need of another when they're nowhere near so you get yourself a quick off-round drink while still remaining in the round.)

Tim, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:12 (seven months ago) link

I've heard SE7 is nice

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:14 (seven months ago) link

In all seriousness though, Bermondsey is 1 stop from London Bridge and possesses numerous fine pubs and a clutch of nearby craft brewers to match

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:15 (seven months ago) link

bermondsey is a minor mare for me (req. bus and overground then underground plus walk if there's a walk) -- BUT happy to go with a majority tbh, esp if the mare also means we can all sit down and stretch out

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:21 (seven months ago) link

There is a fine clutch of craft brewers - we should not go there.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:51 (seven months ago) link

Yeah lol please.

Getting a lot of positives on Lord Clyde. Is it smaller than royal Oak?

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:54 (seven months ago) link

slightly bigger if memory serves (caveat: years since i was there)

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:01 (seven months ago) link

I thought I’d been there v recently so I searched my email and the occasion I was thinking of was pals visiting from DC in...April 2006(!).

But surely there was one other visit in the last 13 years.

I don’t get out much.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:13 (seven months ago) link

Clyde marginally smaller than the Royal Oak I'd guess, but there's surely not much in it either way.

Tim, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:58 (seven months ago) link

The Lord Clyde is often heaving in the early evenings but tends to empty out, my memory is it's marginally better for a largeish group than the Royal Oak or the King's Arms, both of which are fine pubs but awkward for groups bigger than four or five.

The Horseshoe Inn on the other side of the tracks towards Bermondsey St has a pretty big, open back room and lots of space for outdoor drinking, which is where most people will be if it's a nice day, which it looks like being.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:10 (seven months ago) link

Aye, work go out to there a far bit - and also to the Miller further along that street, which again might be alright if there's a lot of people outside.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:17 (seven months ago) link

beats of the field klaxon

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:33 (seven months ago) link

i mean beets

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:33 (seven months ago) link

Happy with either the Lord Clyde or Horseshoe. I’m not convinced it’ll be all that busy. It’s been fairly quiet cos school holidays and people want to get away for the weekend.

Cue pic of Fizzles’ comically squeezed face in heaving crowd at the bar.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:40 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I feel like everyone at work is going away or already away tbh.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:49 (seven months ago) link

horseshoe sounds good (even if the one i have in my head is actually in uckington):

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0c/93/90/74/the-horseshoe-uckington.jpg

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:06 (seven months ago) link

I obviously mean it'll be alright to drink inside while everyone's outside.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:09 (seven months ago) link

horseshoe sounds good (even if the one i have in my head is actually in uckington):

Holl' you, Glesga, ye mean.

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/72/6e/a7/filename-glasgow-55-jpg.jpg

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:13 (seven months ago) link

Happy with either the Lord Clyde or Horseshoe. I’m not convinced it’ll be all that busy.

Famous last orders words.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:17 (seven months ago) link

theres none of this when any of ye come to dublin just sayin

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:58 (seven months ago) link

seeing this thread regularly bob to the surface like a recalcitrant jobby for days in a row has left me with the impression that drinking in london is a challenge akin to the moon landing

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:03 (seven months ago) link

kubrick faked our FAP

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:11 (seven months ago) link

OK, I'm calling it. Unless someone comes up with a compelling argument as to why the Lord Clyde is, in fact, the better option then in honor of the former poster extraordinaire of the same name we're going to The Horseshoe.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:18 (seven months ago) link

Both are equally shit for me to get to from work so I don't care but outdoor spaces are nice.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:19 (seven months ago) link

kubrick faked our FAP

i'd long suspected thus from the cryptic hints you've been peppering through your posts for years now tbh

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:21 (seven months ago) link

237 new answers

calzino, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:23 (seven months ago) link

fully mental anorak

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:23 (seven months ago) link

(Disclaimer - not actually been to the Horseshoe at peak post-work pub hours)

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:23 (seven months ago) link

They actually took place in a studio backlot in LA.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:23 (seven months ago) link

The fact that it's in the elbow of a backstreet does help.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:25 (seven months ago) link

I'll be in town on May 9th.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:40 (seven months ago) link

So def the Horseshoe then? Anyone come up with anything better? It'll take me about an hour to get there so I should be there around 6:15-6:30. Looking forward to it!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:38 (seven months ago) link

Horeshoe is cool with me.

My aspiration is to start drinking earlier than that but I probably won't make it earlier than 6. See you all later.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:07 (seven months ago) link

I'm supposed to be working til 6:30 so I'll probably be there about 7, if management leave earlier then so will I

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:11 (seven months ago) link

Horseshoe works for me. Solid unglamorous choice.

woof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:11 (seven months ago) link

I'll probably be there quite early, leaving my plan to not get totally blootered before the weekend in serious doubt.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:12 (seven months ago) link

If all goes according to plan I'll be there before 6 also.

(Also Tombot hooray we should have a pint or some pints, let us know where you're staying and whatnot and we can endlessly discuss where to drink and who's available.)

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:16 (seven months ago) link

And hopefully have come to some sort of decision by May 9th.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:18 (seven months ago) link

Yeah well I don't want to get over-optimistic.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:19 (seven months ago) link

i will also be aiming to avoid getting too pie-eyed. probably i will also be there quite early.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:21 (seven months ago) link

7:30 at best for me, given my work schedule. I will also have a stupid backpack w/work laptop in it, which is just ideal in a crowded pre-holiday pub scenario.

Likely in Sweden when Tombot is in the country - sorry to miss!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:34 (seven months ago) link

I have short hair and am wearing black pants and an olive green cardigan but if fizzles and Tom D are there early I should be able to find them. If not I will post here and say hey, who are you?!? Roberto Spiralli is also coming but prob not there until a little later. See you all soon!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:38 (seven months ago) link

You might recognise me also ENBB, I reckon I'll recognise you from last time.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:43 (seven months ago) link

I also have short hair but my black/olive green combo is reversed (shirt/kecks). Phew!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:53 (seven months ago) link

xpost - I definitely will! I just couldn’t remember who else said they’d be there early.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:56 (seven months ago) link

If I am there early I will have a book, and will be all in blue.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:56 (seven months ago) link

itt: every fool who ever painted their face blue

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:03 (seven months ago) link

my subconcious tribute to that thread!

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

One of these days I’ll come to one of these - I’m off work early today so it’s technically possible but I probably need to give my wallet and liver a break.

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:13 (seven months ago) link

obv liver and wallet are a priority (he said feeling guilty) but it would obv be great to see you for one even if it’s one lemonade.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:15 (seven months ago) link

Agreed but also fuck a liver and a wallet imo.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:19 (seven months ago) link

btw it is SO nice outside right now

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:20 (seven months ago) link

it is amazing. really lovely.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:21 (seven months ago) link

also fuck a liver and wallet obv.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:21 (seven months ago) link

Well it’s 45 minutes and 13 quid on the train to London so I definitely wouldn’t be coming for one lemonade! I’ll give the angel on my shoulder a chance to say their piece for now but we’ll see. It is very nice outside

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:29 (seven months ago) link

The only way you get to be good tomorrow is by getting properly maundy tonight.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:31 (seven months ago) link

what would jesus do.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:35 (seven months ago) link

get fucked up on wine he’d made himself with 12 other men probably

gyac, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:46 (seven months ago) link

Jesus had to be back at work on Monday, we have an extra day.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:48 (seven months ago) link

*exactly*. jesus would get, to use Tom D.’s parlance, get absolutely blootered.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:49 (seven months ago) link

quite. jesus died for our drinks.

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:49 (seven months ago) link

rising again according to the scriptures is a kind of work

mark s, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:50 (seven months ago) link

I am a lot like Jesus

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:51 (seven months ago) link

xp Admittedly he was moving on from the tough work of miracleing and what have you to more of a sedentary directorial position.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:53 (seven months ago) link

broke: disciples
woke: apostles

mark s, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:58 (seven months ago) link

"Maundy Thursday, so good to me..."

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:10 (seven months ago) link

jesus was dying friday afternoon but grand again on sunday and i mean if thats not your takeaway then idk

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:13 (seven months ago) link

wow being at work at 4 right before a 4 day week really really sucks

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:16 (seven months ago) link

✝️🔙🔜

On me way

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:00 (seven months ago) link

Wait really??

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:01 (seven months ago) link

Yep!

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:03 (seven months ago) link

great!

Fizzles, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:06 (seven months ago) link

me too

mark s, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:07 (seven months ago) link

I am currently an 18 minute walk from the alehouse and I'll be setting off in a few minutes.

Tim, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:12 (seven months ago) link

At the inn now, couldn't spot anyone so getting a drink and standing outside

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:39 (seven months ago) link

Omfg I am waiting for a call from the GP who was supposed to call between 2-6 and still hasn’t but I can’t get on the tube until they do. Apparently I’m 3rd to be called. Then I will be on my way from south Kensington. Ugh.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:59 (seven months ago) link

I have arrived and did not see a blue man, so am inside waiting to get near the bar. How do you people live with this shit tbh

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:32 (seven months ago) link

Me and fizzles there in 5

woof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

Ah, bunch of us on your left once you get that drink

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

Still at work in Z4 W London. :/

Michael Jones, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:39 (seven months ago) link

To the left of the bar or coming out of the bar? I am a short guy with long curly hair and glasses, sweating and confused, holler if you see me

mumsnet blvd (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

x-post

And you're the designated photographer! (I was hoping for photos)

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:44 (seven months ago) link

To the left of the bar

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:46 (seven months ago) link

wins i can see u stay where u are

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:49 (seven months ago) link

Omg so many ppl

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:53 (seven months ago) link

I think we're sorted out now, but I look a bit like Jordan Rudess in a bad wig, if that helps.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:54 (seven months ago) link

I might follow imago over later if my lesson finishes on time... I wonder if wins will still be frozen by the bar.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:10 (seven months ago) link

wins is back at the bar, good luck wins

woof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:18 (seven months ago) link

Some of these people are still there.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:51 (seven months ago) link

nah we left. we kidnapped wins tho

imago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:19 (seven months ago) link

I was gonna stop by at 11.30 to see if anyone was still around! But there were complications :( hopefully next time

nashwan, Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:20 (seven months ago) link

I left kinda abruptly but it was good that I did, my train literally pulled up as I arrived at the platform! Was good to see everyone

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:24 (seven months ago) link

deep apologies for forgetting yr book daniel, d'oh!

i looked this morning and can't find yr email though :(

lovely to see/meet everyone as ever

mark s, Friday, 19 April 2019 09:09 (seven months ago) link

This was so much fun! Thanks for organizing ENBB.

To the East End truthers at the event: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/television-actress-catherine-fuller-visits-the-east-end-of-news-photo/3428593

xpost mark I'll try sending again

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 April 2019 10:15 (seven months ago) link

Aw it was, right? So glad everyone came out. Hope you all have lovely long weekends!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 19 April 2019 10:48 (seven months ago) link

What a lovely evening. In true bank holiday reprobate form I missed my train and am now having a curer in a pub in E3 that has a penguin pb on every table, hungoverly attempting to read Sarraute

mumsnet blvd (wins), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:00 (seven months ago) link

Sounds like the epicentre of literary signalling/performative reading.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:24 (seven months ago) link

That FAP for UK politics thread:

https://youtu.be/bAXLCwJCugA

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:26 (seven months ago) link

lol

mumsnet blvd (wins), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:27 (seven months ago) link

xp the books are not really for reading I don’t think, but they are a nice touch in an otherwise fairly standard Young’s pub

(The Sarraute is mine and is also not really for reading, I have decided in my wetbrained state)

mumsnet blvd (wins), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:38 (seven months ago) link

your attempts to explain Sarraute to me, a layperson, at 9am after a night of drinking, were quite heroic I thought

imago, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:49 (seven months ago) link

wait was there also a friday morning FAP

(i am hard at work back at the hawkwindface)

mark s, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:52 (seven months ago) link

there was a Friday morning Fancy A Stroll

imago, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:53 (seven months ago) link

Later in the morning I did fancy a pint tho

mumsnet blvd (wins), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:58 (seven months ago) link

re tv actress catherine fuller visiting the east end

there ARE some slopes down towards the lea e.g. from upper clapton road, plus chatsworth road and homerton high street both have quite a gradient at some points (tho not built-up points and the architecture looks wrong plus that narrow pavement still looks very unlondony to me)

also did she really "make friends" wIth a toddler -- I THINK NOT

lol when i GS-ed streets with slopes in london's east end i found THIS:

https://www.eastlondonhistory.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/old-streets-of-london.jpg

from this site -- which has similar cellar-window arches but is not identified by name on the "east london history" website -- plus a subsequent tineye reverse search locates this street in BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS ffs.

mark s, Friday, 19 April 2019 13:56 (seven months ago) link

in conclusion fuck getty images iirc

mark s, Friday, 19 April 2019 13:57 (seven months ago) link

mark did u get my mail

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:27 (six months ago) link

no! you must have a wrong address for me

mark s, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 11:05 (six months ago) link

i just sent it to you via internal ilx email

mark s, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 11:06 (six months ago) link

I'll be in town on May 9th.

― El Tomboto, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:40 PM (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm killfiled by everyone, aren't I.

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 May 2019 00:02 (six months ago) link

come to dublin instead

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 3 May 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

oh ill be in town with the mrs at beginning of august btw dnfiyhm

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 3 May 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

I was thinking about this earlier today! Mostly I was thinking "when is Tombot in town, again?"

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 3 May 2019 00:16 (six months ago) link

So, what are we doing then?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 00:51 (six months ago) link

Somebody ilxmail me and I’ll share my phone number so we can start a WhatsApp chat or whatever. Would prefer not to do all the planning on thread.

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 May 2019 01:11 (six months ago) link

Or just say where and when and I’ll turn up.

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 May 2019 02:40 (six months ago) link

that is the day i get my ears syringed!

but not in the pub, on pub-time, so i will be available and possibly agog

mark s, Friday, 3 May 2019 08:12 (six months ago) link

omg I want to hear all the details lol

Tombot - msg sent

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 08:21 (six months ago) link

(xp) Perfect timing.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 3 May 2019 08:31 (six months ago) link

I don’t have WhatsApp but count me in.

suzy, Friday, 3 May 2019 08:49 (six months ago) link

Would prefer not to do all the planning on thread.

This is disturbingly non-canonical but on balance I (for one) welcome our new whatsapp overlords.

Tim, Friday, 3 May 2019 09:20 (six months ago) link

Moscow Rules FAP for arrangements, Chatham House rules for FAP discussion (never quite sure what those are though)

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 3 May 2019 09:43 (six months ago) link

tombot clearly not a fan of the recalcitrant-jobby approach to london fapping either

We should definitely be clear that ILX London has a long and proud history in this area and in no sense were we waiting for ENBB to turn up and sort things out.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 3 May 2019 10:04 (six months ago) link

Not sure it's wise for a Glasgow ILXor to be dissing the quality and consistency of another town's tapping

Ward Fowler, Friday, 3 May 2019 10:07 (six months ago) link

x-post hmpf I was quite proud of my new role as social chair ;)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:20 (six months ago) link

(we were totally waiting for you to turn up and sort things out!)

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 3 May 2019 10:23 (six months ago) link

(HA :) Was kidding obv though)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:26 (six months ago) link

have you a venue for mine yet

just following up

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:27 (six months ago) link

Listen, I'm a busy lady so cool yr jets. One FAP at a time please.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:31 (six months ago) link

Also O'Neills isn't your preferred pub?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:32 (six months ago) link

i know nothing more about it than the name and that its in london and im veering toward no

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:37 (six months ago) link

lol correct direction to veer

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 3 May 2019 10:58 (six months ago) link

(xp) It's in London and every other town in the island of Great Britain.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 3 May 2019 11:03 (six months ago) link

Not sure it's wise for a Glasgow ILXor to be dissing the quality and consistency of another town's tapping

ssshh i'm working up to suggesting mono as the venue for this fap

Srsly though can we just do it in Mono? Takes about the same time to get there as some of these fancy ass FAPs of yore

stet, Friday, 3 May 2019 13:41 (six months ago) link

Which fancy ass FAPs of yore do you mean?

Tim, Friday, 3 May 2019 14:44 (six months ago) link

the one with dj martian

mark s, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:31 (six months ago) link

worst friends episode

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:32 (six months ago) link

The one with DJ Martian was in the BPNS so you'd need to have been north of Preston (possibly Carlisle) for Mono to be easier to get to.

Tim, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:44 (six months ago) link

If we're not allowed to FD about the location of future FAPS any more I insist on being allowed to FD about the location of past FAPs.

Tim, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

There was one so far north I’ve forgotten the name of the park which I remember taking an absolute age to get home from, but I think the literal concrete journey time is a red herring here what matters is we should go to mono

stet, Friday, 3 May 2019 16:37 (six months ago) link

"Park"?

If you got yourself involved in some drinking outside business that would be none of my concern and certainly outwith the remit of this thread.

Tim, Friday, 3 May 2019 16:46 (six months ago) link

What’s this mono place and does it serve beer

El Tomboto, Sunday, 5 May 2019 02:22 (six months ago) link

It's a record shop in Scotland. So, yes.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 5 May 2019 03:38 (six months ago) link

For old time challops sake I’m going to suggest the heartbreak bar on the corner of Lonsdale and Russel.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 5 May 2019 06:57 (six months ago) link

How about where we met in Jan? That was pretty central and works for TB from my brief exchange with him.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 08:39 (six months ago) link

hey!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:20 (six months ago) link

BPNS fine by me.

Tim, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:23 (six months ago) link

this will be fine for me but tombot forbade deciding it in the thread them's the (extremely strange and unfamiliar) rules

mark s, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:23 (six months ago) link

i am afraid of him

mark s, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:24 (six months ago) link

What's BPNS?

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:30 (six months ago) link

blue posts, newman street

koogs, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:33 (six months ago) link

Cool thanks, assumed this thread was big lol.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:36 (six months ago) link

I was trying to be all incognito thanks a lot koogs hmpf.

;)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 13:40 (six months ago) link

#FAPBNS

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 14:02 (six months ago) link

I have relayed the location to our guest. All systems go.

Everyone here clear on where we meet tomorrow? I will be there by 6:30 at the latest.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09:07 (six months ago) link

I have relayed the location to our guest. All systems go.

Everyone here clear on where we meet tomorrow? I will be there by 6:30 at the latest.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09:07 (six months ago) link

Two yellow chalk marks on the lintel means it is safe to proceed.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09:30 (six months ago) link

So me, mark, Tim, Suzy, xyz - anyone else?! Come out! I will tell the pinefox.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:51 (six months ago) link

I'll be there!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:54 (six months ago) link

Yay!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:57 (six months ago) link

I'll be there too! It's been a while...

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 15:42 (six months ago) link

:)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:58 (six months ago) link

bump

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:36 (six months ago) link

Have fun guys. Didn't realise this was happening till just now but I doubt I'll make it from Bristol sadly.

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:41 (six months ago) link

That's a shame, DL - which reminds me, I really want to make it down to Brizzle again soon.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:42 (six months ago) link

Yes! It's been appx one year since we last caught up. Any other Ilxors fancy a trip to the West, I have a lovely blow-up bed in my living room to crash and I know the best place for pie and chips.

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:48 (six months ago) link

Time to start another thread, DL!

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:34 (six months ago) link

Should be there around 6:30 or a bit before that.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:37 (six months ago) link

Me too!

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:44 (six months ago) link

I'm going to grab something to eat first (IIRC the food at Sam Smiths places is either not-good or just crisps) so I'll likely be there around the same time.

Tim, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:45 (six months ago) link

Things that are good at Sam Smith’s pubs - architecture

Things that are not good at Sam Smith’s pubs - beer, food

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:50 (six months ago) link

Unexpected nostalgia-suffused benefit of this venue: Ed complaining about Sam Smiths, even from halfway round the world. Sad you couldn't fit in an old socks reference, Ed.

Tim, Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:57 (six months ago) link

I’m here early

El Tomboto, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:04 (six months ago) link

Me too! I am sitting at the dual level table in view of the door. Am earing a green jumper and grey jeans.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:07 (six months ago) link

* wearing

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:09 (six months ago) link

Read that as 'eating' - worse ways to stand out at a FAP, I suppose.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:46 (six months ago) link

We’re at the front by the door, for those joining

El Tomboto, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:50 (six months ago) link

So great to see everyone again! Fueled in my case by Sam Smiths Extra Stout -- which is excellent, and any antipodean opinions on the topic are henceforth declared redundant -- a lot of ground was covered, including self-publishing, printing sets, neighbours, freelancing, typesetting, typefaces, journals, journalism, prog rock, Factory Records, podcasts, weddings, Bill Heine his shark and his cinemas, gullible housemates, Boston, Washington, Hackney, the military, the Tower of London, fishmongers, absent friends, internet factions, past FAPs, ILX history, football clubs and their ownership, cider (with or without sherry)...and...pause for breath, they were just the things I remember / heard.

Is there a name for the table on a table thing in the Blue Posts? You know, the little round table that's on a round table? Tiered table, if you will.

But anyway, where was Lou15 Jagg3r?

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 10 May 2019 12:53 (six months ago) link

delighted to say they are called TIERED POSEUR TABLES

mark s, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:07 (six months ago) link

and it was v nice to see all the tiered poseurs and and talk abt all these things :)

mark s, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:15 (six months ago) link

We also decided Portillo was good ;-)

xyzzzz__, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:19 (six months ago) link

and Danny Baker was bad!

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:21 (six months ago) link

tbf "we" decided neither of those things

the first was unexpectedly announced as the CURRENT TANKIE LINE and the second was the mass judgment of twitter, raw but true

mark s, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:24 (six months ago) link

What is this "tankie" you speak of I don't understand

xyzzzz__, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:05 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

whats the first friday in august

dnfiyhm

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 21 June 2019 22:50 (four months ago) link

sounds like a fine time to fap. we'll be there

imago, Friday, 21 June 2019 23:04 (four months ago) link

that seems plausible

Colonel Poo, Friday, 21 June 2019 23:26 (four months ago) link

fair warnin the mrs is a srs wind up merchant

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 21 June 2019 23:28 (four months ago) link

👍

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 22 June 2019 07:32 (four months ago) link

Pretty certain the first Friday is the 16th, not either of the previous two when I'm across the Atlantic.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 22 June 2019 12:47 (four months ago) link

August is a bit of a mission, why don’t yall come to Cambridge

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 22 June 2019 12:57 (four months ago) link

weve been to cambridge id not rush to drive those roads again tbh

godfellaz (darraghmac), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:39 (four months ago) link

Hull's lovely any time of year, just sayin

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:40 (four months ago) link

i preferred Cambridge when it used to produce lots of commie spies in the 20's/30's. its alumni have been a right load of punts since then :P

calzino, Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:44 (four months ago) link

I’m not an alumnus of anywhere, just a lazy East Anglian

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:16 (four months ago) link

It wasn't a swipe at thee!

calzino, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:22 (four months ago) link

Didn’t think it was! Just giving my blessing to Cambridge-bash without feeling the need for jk emojis 😉

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:24 (four months ago) link

*indignant splutter*

imago, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:29 (four months ago) link

raging at the institution, not individuals!

calzino, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:34 (four months ago) link

tbf i mostly agree

imago, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:39 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Hello hello I am here to organize the damn thing.

A smol bird with a brogue told me the visitors will be staying near canary wharf. I don’t know that this matters in terms of where we meet but maybe it does?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:54 (four months ago) link

Ian McKellen owns a cool pub between there and Wapping. Right on the river.

https://thegrapes.co.uk/

suzy, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:08 (four months ago) link

I love The Grapes but it's pretty small...

Matt DC, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:23 (four months ago) link

smol (avg height, chubby tbh) bird (more hamster with a glare tbh) with a brogue (only when excited but even then its prob more of a squall) was on to enbb since to suggest that soho-ish might work as we're lunchin around there and moochin afterwards and we might as well be earlyish starting given a long day might mean bed calls us sooner than eg fizzles might have made you to expect

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:22 (four months ago) link

How much time do you want to spend mooching around Soho? If you're lunching late (or shopping) it should be fine but otherwise that's a lot of time in a relatively small area.

London will have emptied out a bit by then but even then Soho on a Friday can be on the hectic side. There's always hardy ILX perennials the Glasshouse Stores or the Blue Posts Newman Street but only if neither of you particularly mind about drinking decent beer and certainly not if you're drinking wine.

More generally anywhere reasonably central on the Jubilee Line should be pretty easy for you.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:04 (four months ago) link

Bit late to the party here. When is this happening? Remote chance I might be able to make it

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:12 (four months ago) link

happy to hear what would work best, i mean we're going to get home easily enough id have thought

xp my wife is going to a fap, dl

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:13 (four months ago) link

when’s this happening again. i need to ringfence some time before and after.

Fizzles, Friday, 12 July 2019 18:23 (four months ago) link

fri 2nd august if the 2nd august is a fri

destination open for ideas tbh

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 12 July 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link

First Friday after payday is usually a session in my work, so apologies in advance if I turn up at 10.30 pished.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Friday, 12 July 2019 18:54 (four months ago) link

There may be a huge schedule conflict as an OG ILXOR is leaving his job after 20+ years and that’s the night of the leaving do.

suzy, Friday, 12 July 2019 20:46 (four months ago) link

feckit!

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 12 July 2019 21:13 (four months ago) link

Yes, I am leaving my work after 21 years on the 2nd August. Leaving drinks in SOAS Bar (last official night I am a licensee there) - I'd happily extend the invite to FAPpers - though I'd understand it if would feel weird.

Pete, Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:07 (four months ago) link

let's cross the streams!

(in order to be convenient for me)

mark s, Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:15 (four months ago) link

Ah darn it. Between working from home that day and a 7:30am train Saturday I don’t think I can make it.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:30 (four months ago) link

So it's FAP 2nd August?

It's been so long, I wouldn't mind making it Glasshouse Stores for old times' sake.

the pinefox, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:16 (four months ago) link

double FAP and no backsies*

*where backsies = traipsing from one venue to another

mark s, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:19 (four months ago) link

delighted to say i'm free for this, and will be coming off the back of a substantial do the night before so will be hungover and ready for more. (cut to wan figure in corner sipping elderflower cordial)

Fizzles, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:28 (four months ago) link

you couldn't be wan if you tried! the halest of fellows

imago, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:35 (four months ago) link

I might suggest doing this in Bloomsbury instead of Soho - close enough for Mr and Mrs Deems but also helpful for people who want to attend both events.

The pubs will be less mental as well, especially out of term time.

Matt DC, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:49 (four months ago) link

you couldn't be wan if you tried! the halest of fellows

― imago, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:35 (forty-three minutes ago) bookmark flag link

the revenges of alcohol are fierce and sometimes unassuageable.

bloomsbury a good idea. never quite sure about pubs round there. the lamb's more holborn-ish I guess.

Fizzles, Saturday, 13 July 2019 12:21 (four months ago) link

i half-remember the plough is cancelled for acting the arsehole to some disabled ppl drinking there a couple months ago?

mark s, Saturday, 13 July 2019 12:27 (four months ago) link

yes, a woman with MS.

Fizzles, Saturday, 13 July 2019 12:30 (four months ago) link

The Lamb has an upstairs now which (as long as it isn't booked out) makes it a lot more FAP friendly.

Matt DC, Saturday, 13 July 2019 12:30 (four months ago) link

friday evening tho, what are the odds. and you’re right it’s pretty cramped for that sort of thing otherwise (tho i like it)

Fizzles, Saturday, 13 July 2019 12:32 (four months ago) link

Excellent. Flying out the day after for a long weekend in Berlin so this is perfect timing.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:36 (four months ago) link

let me know what ye decide and happy to take the consensus as lead

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 13 July 2019 14:05 (four months ago) link

We decided to hold it in east anglia in the pub round the corner from my flat

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 13 July 2019 14:11 (four months ago) link

the good news about the silence following that is we'll all hear it when you drop us a pin

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 13 July 2019 14:27 (four months ago) link

lmao

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Saturday, 13 July 2019 14:40 (four months ago) link

Bloomsbury sounds like a plan. Will have a look online for locations but any recs welcome, obv.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 20 July 2019 08:31 (four months ago) link

im not sure im a big fan of the idea of asking ppl to choose between a fellas goin away party and having a pint with a known rogue tbh.

we'll be back in london regular enough like

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 20 July 2019 08:50 (four months ago) link

Depends where he's going.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 July 2019 09:11 (four months ago) link

It's not a going-away party, it'll be fine.

Matt DC, Saturday, 20 July 2019 09:38 (four months ago) link

Ok someone has to know this area better than I do. Suggestions?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 29 July 2019 10:05 (three months ago) link

What time is this all kicking off, do we think?

imago, Monday, 29 July 2019 11:29 (three months ago) link

ex-ilxor pete's SOAS retirement thing (= the rival event)* starts at 4

*or potential double-event :D

mark s, Monday, 29 July 2019 11:42 (three months ago) link

like corbyn-sphinx im saying nothin

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 29 July 2019 12:13 (three months ago) link

bloomsbury i could potentially do.

plax (ico), Monday, 29 July 2019 12:33 (three months ago) link

Read that as ex-ilxor pete's SAS retirement and thought either WOOF or OOF.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Monday, 29 July 2019 12:34 (three months ago) link

Opening gambit - The College Arms on Store Street, just off Tottenham Court Road. This has serviced a reasonable-sized gathering pretty well in the past although I can't remember if booking ahead was required.

Matt DC, Monday, 29 July 2019 12:52 (three months ago) link

Plax!! :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 29 July 2019 13:24 (three months ago) link

How about Fitzroy Tavern, other side of TCR?

the pinefox, Monday, 29 July 2019 13:40 (three months ago) link

In my experience the Fitzroy is always unpleasantly busy on a Friday.

Matt DC, Monday, 29 July 2019 13:58 (three months ago) link

College Arms is fine imo. Wouldn't go near Charlotte Street - wot Matt DC said.

Fizzles, Monday, 29 July 2019 18:47 (three months ago) link

bring back that glasshouse stores beat imo. they've even got the bar billiards working again

imago, Monday, 29 July 2019 18:49 (three months ago) link

So college arms then?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:44 (three months ago) link

yeah but at what time

i too have more than one social event that evening lol

imago, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:45 (three months ago) link

I’ll prob be there from 5:30 ish? Come whenever!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:48 (three months ago) link

I just wrote and asked about booking a large table.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:48 (three months ago) link

Lj does yr ilx mail work?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:50 (three months ago) link

yes, should do! hmm, still working out the order of events..

imago, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:58 (three months ago) link

I'll no doubt be out for payday drinks w/ workmates beforehand so may be mildly pished when I get there.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:59 (three months ago) link

We’ll allow that.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:08 (three months ago) link

the boss lady has informed me that we'll be lunching first then back to hotel in docklands then back to wherever to meet internet ppl

thats my latest update

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:39 (three months ago) link

i will probably pop to pete's early doors (430ish?) as i am in town and footloose on friday
then over to college arms (which is where i had my pub-meet after day one of the conference i ran at birkback so that will be nice) 6ish?
and then when deems and y'alls are tired of my bullshit i will creep back to pete's do :)

mark s, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:42 (three months ago) link

we're skewing early. deems or whoever, if you want some company in the 4.30-7.30 slot we'll be around

imago, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:18 (three months ago) link

See you all then

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:14 (three months ago) link

FYI there’s a table for 10 reserved under my name. If you think you’ll get there early and don’t know my name shoot me an email at enbb28 at the g mail and I will inform you. I will be there between 5:30 and 6 but hopefully closer to 5:30.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:34 (three months ago) link

I didn’t know how big a table to request but figured that if there are by more than that at one point some can stand etc

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:36 (three months ago) link

we'll hardly get ten tbh

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:47 (three months ago) link

five people with a pair of socks each maybe wut wut

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:47 (three months ago) link

Oh stop it. There were def 10 ppl at both of the last ones!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:52 (three months ago) link

deems can stand

mark s, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:55 (three months ago) link

... outside in the street.

How to Book Michael Fish (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 12:14 (three months ago) link

i was expecting him to greet FAP attendees at the door as they arrived?

i don’t know what time or state i’ll be in when i get there, but be there i will.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 15:49 (three months ago) link

thats my approx schedule and aim also tbh

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

Myself and/or SV will come some time...eventually so you might crack ten if that fact doesn’t put off all the regulars.

gyac, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:09 (three months ago) link

thats the thing isnt it, its like forming a functioning govt rather than just counting the voters rly

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:13 (three months ago) link

xpost - yay would love to meet you both!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:22 (three months ago) link

the question of what a functioning ilx government would look like has been preoccupying me for a short while now.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:27 (three months ago) link

but agreed a darraghfap is unlikely to deliver it.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:28 (three months ago) link

I will be along early doors and probably heading to Petefest after that. Excited about being able to argue about the merits of Juan Foyth in person.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:28 (three months ago) link

the question of what a functioning ilx government would look like has been preoccupying me for a short while now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_Public_Safety

How to Book Michael Fish (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:28 (three months ago) link

I'm fairly sure I attended the original FAP in this thread (my second ever!)

Matt DC, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

/the question of what a functioning ilx government would look like has been preoccupying me for a short while now./


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Fizzles, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:32 (three months ago) link

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xps to ENBB, yes, same! Hopefully next time 🤞🏻

gyac, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:00 (three months ago) link

now confused as to gyac/MR seamus milne attendance

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:46 (three months ago) link

I’m excited! Also FYI today is Roberto S’s birthday and we’re going out this evening. We are old so two nights out is a big deal which is all to say we must really like you guys. Also, you can wish him a HB tomorrow!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 1 August 2019 13:26 (three months ago) link

Not seen RS post in a while iirc? Hope he's alright! (him being alright might be why he doesn't post as often?) Not at the FAP but HB to him regardless.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 1 August 2019 14:19 (three months ago) link

He’s fine. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 1 August 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

now skewing earlier, depending on whether it looks more or less feasible to dash to the hotel before lunch.

looking fwd to seeing ye all, unless you are an undeclared lurker

that has to have happened, right? hovering next to faps, casually looking the other way all night?

sneaky fuckers. ill be watching for ye.

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:46 (three months ago) link

you won’t see me.

Fizzles, Thursday, 1 August 2019 21:51 (three months ago) link

I hope to attend the FAP.

If I arrive at the College Arms at, say, 7pm - will I find ilx people like ENBB and Fizzles?

the pinefox, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:51 (three months ago) link

They'll be under a table somewhere.

How to Book Michael Fish (Tom D.), Friday, 2 August 2019 09:53 (three months ago) link

What's the food like there?

Matt DC, Friday, 2 August 2019 10:21 (three months ago) link

I mean in the pub, not under the table per se.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 August 2019 10:21 (three months ago) link

Pinefox - yes! :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 August 2019 10:44 (three months ago) link

I should be at the pub c. 6pm gazpacho/pesto production willing (am currently having coffee in the tiny café so am about five minutes from getting my skates on).

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 11:28 (three months ago) link

Blessings be upon all of you.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 2 August 2019 11:35 (three months ago) link

seeing this thread regularly bob to the surface like a recalcitrant jobby for days in a row has left me with the impression that drinking in london is a challenge akin to the moon landing

― arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:03 (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

*nods*

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 August 2019 11:43 (three months ago) link

we'll likely be coming straight from lunch and rooms havent been available, apologies in advance for what will certainly be travelworn state (not herself she will be cool elegance personified)

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 2 August 2019 11:43 (three months ago) link

I’m still up to my elbows in gazpacho ingredients, trying to get there for 8 (after the bath I’ll need in order not to smell like a tomato processing plant).

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:43 (three months ago) link

Ok!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:17 (three months ago) link

oh forgot about this and went home! I lost my bike helmet which threw me completely off for the rest of the day!

plax (ico), Friday, 2 August 2019 18:19 (three months ago) link

load a shite

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:07 (three months ago) link

I’d have loved to meet the macs but alas. Have fun all!

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 2 August 2019 19:08 (three months ago) link

Just finished the gazpacho, my kitchen looks like a crime scene. On my way ASAP.

suzy, Friday, 2 August 2019 19:22 (three months ago) link

strikes me that im now *less* sure about how to pronounce the l in lj

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 08:45 (three months ago) link

lovely to meet ye all obv. some of ye are much nicer irl.

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 08:46 (three months ago) link

Would’ve loved to bore you all to tears in person but I’m effectively city-ridden at the moment (ever more work beckons).

pomenitul, Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:15 (three months ago) link

lovely to meet ye all obv. some of ye are much nicer irl.


likewise. i feel fucking awful today. it was that short that darragh got me, and the cigarette suzy practically *forced* on me. it was great to see... everyone actually. bless you all.

Fizzles, Saturday, 3 August 2019 10:55 (three months ago) link

and shame you cdnt come plax. i still occasionally yen for a herne hill FAP, so if ever the whim takes you, send up a flare, and myself and comrade alphabet (another HH resident) will be usually be around.

Fizzles, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:00 (three months ago) link

I was going to come but I got dates mixed up originally and thought Friday was the 3rd, the 2nd is my wife's birthday

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:14 (three months ago) link

I’m generally in for a Herne Hill pint or two also.

Tim, Saturday, 3 August 2019 11:56 (three months ago) link

so

its as well we address it

is anyone going to own up to being that lurker enbb and i spotted in the corner table

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:38 (three months ago) link

Well, let's see if you can follow me around the room. The drunk Russians on the embankment at seven and eight o'clock. The couple waltzing around me at the embassy at nine and eleven. The waiter standing behind ENBB at the top of the stairs. Bow tie, twelve o'clock. The other ILX team. You're worried about me, why?

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:45 (three months ago) link

did i miss gyac and SV?

i mean chairman alph was there so maybe not but…

mark s, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:04 (three months ago) link

This was excellent fun, lovely to see/meet everyone.

Matt DC, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:07 (three months ago) link

xp alas no as we were busy tearing our hair out in despair over kittens (easier for me). Definitely another time though.

gyac, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

also why would comrade alphabet being there change anything

gyac, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:18 (three months ago) link

Because you both are he

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:23 (three months ago) link

MR seamas incognito

mark s, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:24 (three months ago) link

the lurker was... all of us

kinder, Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

like i said....ten seats....five people.... two socks each

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:39 (three months ago) link

Also up for Herne Hill area FAP and sorry to have missed darragh and the rest of you.

stet, Saturday, 3 August 2019 21:51 (three months ago) link

It was a lot of fun!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 3 August 2019 21:58 (three months ago) link

sorry to miss this big party

conrad, Saturday, 3 August 2019 22:07 (three months ago) link

conrad, you miss every party.

Yerac, Sunday, 4 August 2019 03:24 (three months ago) link

Ok so I was confused by Conrad but now that I think I e figured out who that is I am sad you missed the party too.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 14:24 (three months ago) link

Wait I think I am wrong in thinking I knew who it was but will assume I am still sad because I like to think most ppl are ok despite what lived experience has shown me.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 14:26 (three months ago) link

ha

i sent lj an fb message lj do u not check yr fb now or wha

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 August 2019 16:37 (three months ago) link

I know who Conrad is and I was right!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:59 (three months ago) link

Shit sorry been put playing cricket all day

imago, Sunday, 4 August 2019 19:13 (three months ago) link

Good to hear it went well. I am 15 years out of sync and currently enjoying a quick drink at the former mid 2000s FAP venue the Pineapple in Kentish Town.

(Looked out for the ghosts of Dr C and A N Other as I went past the Bull and Gate earlier)

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 4 August 2019 19:20 (three months ago) link

I went to Berlin the next day so just reviving now to say Herne Hill FAP would be a good idea (to this resident of the area).

I'll revive this late August and see if people are up for that.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:09 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Autumnal FAP? Where is HH? Could do it there I suppose.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 23 September 2019 09:01 (one month ago) link

alphie's lair! we'll all wake up the next morning chained to a godard boxset

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 09:08 (one month ago) link

Yes even I could make it to Herne Hill.

the pinefox, Monday, 23 September 2019 09:10 (one month ago) link

There are worse things. Being chained to a Ken Loach boxset, for instance.

xp

pomenitul, Monday, 23 September 2019 09:10 (one month ago) link

I don't think I've ever visited the People's Republic of Herne Hill tbh.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 23 September 2019 09:15 (one month ago) link

PRHH has an excellent West Indian take away right by the station, so post-drink fuel needs are v well catered for.

coup de twat (suzy), Monday, 23 September 2019 09:19 (one month ago) link

Half-moon or Commercial for options. There are a couple more but those are best.

ENBB - HH station is 10 mins by train from Victoria or 15 min walk from Brixton tube. The pubs are by HH station.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 23 September 2019 10:51 (one month ago) link

Man alive, I loved the Commercial in the mid/late 80s, so much so I have trouble drinking in there these days (not so much trouble that I refuse to drink in there, just enough that I go on endlessly about how much I liked it in the old days.

Tim, Monday, 23 September 2019 11:03 (one month ago) link

When do you all want to do this. I can do mid-next week. More flexible after that

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 09:07 (one month ago) link

I will do this if possible. ENBB, are you going to bring PWB?

the pinefox, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:30 (one month ago) link

I could make a crafty mid-next-week, after which I'm out of action until late October (don't let that stop you).

Tim, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:33 (one month ago) link

Next week weds or Thurs sounds good

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:57 (one month ago) link

Sadly not for me, especially not Wed 2nd. I might possibly be able to do Thu 3rd, but probably shouldn't due to work.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:00 (one month ago) link

I might be able to come on the 3rd

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:03 (one month ago) link

Ok let's tentatively go for Thurs.

Any other HH, South London locals?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:27 (one month ago) link

Me! Can't do any nights next week unfortunately

stet, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:35 (one month ago) link

"If every time I lost a case I was called on to resign I would probably have never had a practice," says Geoffrey Cox.

*smile at camera*

nashwan, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:37 (one month ago) link

oops ha ha

probably in for this tho, WHENEVER

nashwan, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:38 (one month ago) link

Cool let's see where we're at. We could delay till end of month.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:40 (one month ago) link

The soon to be sacked Geoffrey Cox also welcome.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:40 (one month ago) link

Drinks are on him, though - literally or not left to individual taste.

(I could also make this!)

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:53 (one month ago) link

i think i can make this (effortfully walls five metres down road) tho like stet next week not amazing.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 19:49 (one month ago) link

thread is lacking plax imo.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 19:53 (one month ago) link

be good to see Andrew F who i conversed with for about two minutes at the last FAP where both of us were present. the rest of you i can take or leave obv.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

Next Thursday would work. Since it sounds like some can’t make it we could do another towards the end of the month/start of Nov?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:34 (one month ago) link

Sounds good.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:46 (one month ago) link

Let's go for the commercial

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:46 (one month ago) link

I agree with Fizzles.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:10 (one month ago) link

So are we doing this thing then?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:02 (one month ago) link

I am planning to be there (though the chances are I won't make it until about 7.30).

Tim, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:05 (one month ago) link

Fuck, I'm not sure about this one, plus it's tomorrow!

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:13 (one month ago) link

I will swing by, but probably not for long.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:15 (one month ago) link

Will be there by six-ish I reckon.

See you then!

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:02 (one month ago) link

Fizzles? Farrell? Poo?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 14:55 (one month ago) link

No worries if this experiment in non-central drinking yields low numbers or you all want to do something at the end of the month I'll be at the commercial reading over a drink anyway.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 3 October 2019 08:24 (one month ago) link

I hope to attend.

the pinefox, Thursday, 3 October 2019 08:29 (one month ago) link

All being well I'll have a finished copy of the book I've been working on for a couple of years - I did the final print run last night.

Tim, Thursday, 3 October 2019 08:41 (one month ago) link

Ooh that’s exciting. PF I was just coming to check if you were.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 October 2019 08:43 (one month ago) link

I'm going to have to play this one by ear I think. Might see you later. Will be there at 7ish if I am coming

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 October 2019 09:43 (one month ago) link

Aw hope you do.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 October 2019 09:51 (one month ago) link

Will prob get there around 6:15

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:50 (one month ago) link

Cool

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 3 October 2019 16:13 (one month ago) link

Or 6:50 because the trains fucking suck.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 3 October 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

Cool, just got to the commercial now

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 3 October 2019 17:47 (one month ago) link

Good group of us here now! 👍

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:26 (one month ago) link

regards to some 😘

all over bar the shouting (im here for the shouting) (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

"Is E____ terrorising you?"
"She's doing as she does"

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:01 (one month ago) link

That almost went horribly wrong. All the trains from Herne Hill were cancelled but I managed to get a bus and 2 tubes to London Bridge and my train arrives in 7 minutes. then in theory I get a bus from Tunbridge Wells and I get home about 2:30 if I'm lucky...

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 October 2019 22:48 (one month ago) link

Once again I completely avoided talking to Fizzles. I swear I'm not doing this deliberately

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 October 2019 22:49 (one month ago) link

Blimey, for once things are working out, if my train existed I would be arriving at Hastings now but the bus actually turned up this time and just stopped at Battle so I might even get home before 2!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 4 October 2019 00:34 (one month ago) link

Hope you got home ok

xyzzzz__, Friday, 4 October 2019 05:35 (one month ago) link

Thanks all for a nice eve

xyzzzz__, Friday, 4 October 2019 05:36 (one month ago) link

I had a fine time, thanks all.

Fizzles, this was the book I was recommending: https://www.influxpress.com/attrib-and-other-stories

Tim, Friday, 4 October 2019 06:10 (one month ago) link

Thanks Tim. And it's always a real pleasure - doubly so to see ilx faces in your familiar local. Colonel Poo's frosty high-hatting of me notwithstanding.

Fizzles, Friday, 4 October 2019 12:40 (one month ago) link

having popped back in the commercial while waiting for a chinese takeaway i realise pinefox’s pleasantry about Belly was in fact anchored in the actual music they were playing.

Fizzles, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:03 (one month ago) link

I had a fine time, thanks all.

Fizzles, this was the book I was recommending: https://www.influxpress.com/attrib-and-other-stories🕸


this is excellent - thanks Tim.

Fizzles, Monday, 7 October 2019 07:10 (one month ago) link

That book sounds quite worth looking at!

Fizzles, if I mentioned Belly it was because they were playing 'Feed The Tree'.

the pinefox, Monday, 7 October 2019 10:04 (one month ago) link

Ah, yes, that's what they were playing the other night as well.

Eley Williams has enormous fun with the sound and look of language, and the heft of words and their relation to perception and memory. Normally I'm a little wary of the poeticisation of prose, but I don't think that's what's happening here. It reminds me more of Robert Louis Stevenson's approach to sentence construction, where he recommends an awareness of the patterns of sound across sentences. Love and loss are specifically realised through this prism of language and thought, which makes their representation more elliptical than more conventional representations of those emotions, but more pointed, more tender, with a bursting sense of things felt but not directly expressed so that, to quote Isaac Rosenberg, they are 'understandable but still ungraspable'.

Fizzles, Monday, 7 October 2019 11:01 (one month ago) link

A brutal comedown.

Thanks to everyone who has come to find me in Brixton - now having lunch in Morley’s - out and about again at about 1 pic.twitter.com/CiJsiFOVhb

— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) October 8, 2019

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:14 (one month ago) link

should have been stony-faced next to a white person in the third pic

imago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:19 (one month ago) link

also sorry we didn't show up, organise another one and we will do our best

imago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:25 (one month ago) link

When’s the next one? I’d like to go to one eventually...

gyac, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:29 (one month ago) link

Hasn't been anmounced, and I am guessing it will be central. Usually a 2/3 month gap between 'em.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:43 (one month ago) link

Central is good, obviously both of us can’t go due to kittens/being the same person

gyac, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:54 (one month ago) link

bring kittens

imago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

for everyone

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Revive! Going to be in London from Nov. 7 through the 12th.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:23 (two weeks ago) link

Good forward thinking - with a year's notice, there's next to no chance that we'll not get something sorted.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 07:14 (two weeks ago) link

Hooray for ILX apathy!

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 08:28 (two weeks ago) link

f apathy

conrad, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:14 (two weeks ago) link

So what’s the plan then? When are you free ET?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:44 (two weeks ago) link

7th is best, but could do Friday for a bit.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:58 (two weeks ago) link

not to jump confusingly in ahead of this but geeta dayal is calling for a nice big london birthday celebration gathering for her eve of fri 15 nov (location tbd)

come one come all :) but she specifically mentioned you xyzzzz__ so be there if possible!

mark s, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 11:13 (two weeks ago) link

Oh cool, yes do inform of location and I shall be there :)

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 11:24 (two weeks ago) link

I will be at the mtn gts show on the 15th!!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

So what’s the plan then? When are you free ET?

I'm going to be at The Raincoats gig on the 10th, but have most other nights (8, 9, 11) free. Heading up north after that and won't be back in London until the 21st.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:48 (two weeks ago) link

Actually could do any of those though 8th is best

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

There's a pretty good chance I'm going to go to this Graham Duff and Adam Curtis talk on the 8th. Perhaps the 9th?

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:40 (two weeks ago) link

any ideas for a good geetaFAP locale this friday?

(large-ish rather than small, centralish rather than hackneyside)

mark s, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:10 (one week ago) link

*takes out year-long hourglass, turns it over*

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:34 (one week ago) link

Lexington obvs!

santa clause four (suzy), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:35 (one week ago) link

geeta has opted for the racketeer nr kings X, from 6

mark s, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:38 (one week ago) link

Racketeer is a good choice. I have never been to a FAP but aspire to do so within my earthly existence.

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:46 (one week ago) link

See you then!!

(Elvis - sorry I couldn't get to arrange anything, weekend filled up with duty all of a sudden)

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:30 (one week ago) link

I'm going to try to make it to the Racketeer in between engagements this evening, I'm not sure whether it will be possible.

Anyone fancying a hang-out on Sunday afternoon might note that we're convening a rare Hangover Lounge on Sunday at the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, all welcome, no action expected apart from some ale soaked relaxing.

Tim, Friday, 15 November 2019 10:17 (five days ago) link

bit of a step for me

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 11:39 (five days ago) link

Yes, I'm going to a birthday thing for someone in the work tonight - also in Kings Cross, coincidentally - so unlikely to show.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Friday, 15 November 2019 12:09 (five days ago) link

Another US ilxor is in London tonight, playing a virtually sold-out Shepherd's Bush Empire lol

I am working until evening and unlikely to show for anything :( unless really persuaded. & tt is seeing Dashboard Confessional ffs

imago, Friday, 15 November 2019 12:36 (five days ago) link

COME ON PEOPLE

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 November 2019 13:17 (five days ago) link

to be clear i'm coming to this as shd everyone, my joke abt the distance to the pembury may have landed wrong

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:20 (five days ago) link

OK! See all you tankies, trots and lefty scum later!

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 15 November 2019 13:23 (five days ago) link

look out for my gold trot hat

mark s, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:25 (five days ago) link

This additional US ILXOR will be seeing aforementioned other US ILXOR at said gig and is super excited tho sad to miss FAP.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 15 November 2019 18:11 (five days ago) link

"I'm going to try to make it to the Racketeer in between engagements this evening, I'm not sure whether it will be possible."

Try hard. We're building socialism here.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:58 (five days ago) link

Hacking the WiFi in this place

xyzzzz__, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:58 (five days ago) link

There by 8.

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 15 November 2019 19:09 (five days ago) link


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