Toronto-Area babblers get together to say bye and thanks to oldgoat

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Maysie Maysie's picture
Toronto-Area babblers get together to say bye and thanks to oldgoat

Hi babblers,

Everyone is invited to attend the goodbye babble bash for the illustrious oldgoat who's leaving the staff moderation team of babble as of April 30, 2010.

Buy oldgoat a beer and make a toast to his 4 years of moderating this wild and wooly place.

(Sorry, it's in Toronto)

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Tues April 27, 2010

starting at 6pm onwards

Free Times Cafe

320 College Street, just west of Spadina

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Hope to see Toronto and area babblers there. And anyone else who wants to come. I will be weeping. And possibly making a speech. Cry

 

Michelle

Weeping and making a speech at the same time? ;)

Papal Bull

I should be able to come.

Bacchus

I should be able to come as well with Mrs Bacchus and baby Bacchanae

skdadl

*sarah palin mode*

 

But I can see him from my kitchen.

 

*/sarah palin mode*

oldgoat

*quickly puts on housecoat*

Michelle

Peeping Thomasina!

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

[wicked evil larf]

So, let me get this straight, if we find a way to distract Lou, we will be completely unsupervised?

[/wicked evil larg]

Papal Bull

Bagkitty, you are write. They will be at their weakest. I've sent Lou a vial of krypton gas, it may not be his weakness, but if he doesn't see this it will sincerely confuse him enough for us to really get some personal jibes in. I've got a Nixon-style list of insults that I've been saving up for just such a time.

Joey Ramone

I'll be there and I'll buy a pint for anyone who promises to go to the Barrick demo on April 28: http://protestbarrick.net/

Michelle

I wish I could, but I have to take minutes at a meeting right when that protest is happening!  Otherwise I'd take an early lunch and do it, Joey.  I saw Sakura speak at Ryerson a few weeks ago and she was amazing.  Any Canadian who is concerned with mining injustices around the world doesn't have to go far to protest it.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

At times like this I wish I lived in the Centre Of The Universe. Have one on me, y'all!Cool

Maysie Maysie's picture

Michelle wrote:

Weeping and making a speech at the same time? ;)

I can multi-task. Tongue out

 

Maysie Maysie's picture

bagkitty wrote:

[wicked evil larf]

So, let me get this straight, if we find a way to distract Lou, we will be completely unsupervised?

[/wicked evil larg]

Damn you Calgarians and your nefarious schemes. 

I hate to reveal this, but you all are not supervised more often than you're supervised. Tongue out

Oh, and if radiorahim comes, he will bring his tiny laptop which gets internet. So there! We will moderate while drunk, then you can see how you like it. Nyah nyah! Tongue outTongue out

Michelle

Careful, oldgoat.  At MY retirement party, one of my co-workers committed identity theft on twitter using my Blackberry.

Caissa

GOD will be watching.

oldgoat

I'm just ordering glasses of water.  GOD will turn them into wine for me.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Sadly, I can't make it. But I'll be cheering you all on. Maybe one of these days there will be a West Coast babble bachannalia and we can make fun of the ESTers who will be in bed (well, if they go to bed early, since all bars close at 10:30pm in Vancouver. We've all got to get home for a glass of komboucha before sleep, after all.)

Maysie Maysie's picture

Hey oldgoat, can he turn water into vodka cooler drinks?

GOD

I once turned the Dead Sea into a margarita. That's why it's so salty now. Popular with the Roman tourist crowds for a bit, but pretty much crapped out the local fishing industry. I left some scrolls hidden around there somewhere with the exact recipe.

Snert Snert's picture

What would He have to remove from water to make it into American beer?

The Devil

Ah, that would be my department Snert.  I won't go into details, but the recipe involves dishrags and urinal cakes.

Caissa

Get thee behind me, Satan.

ETA: The again: cloven hooves, oldgoat. Now I see the connection...

Snert Snert's picture

So GOD has been a babbler since 2002, but The Devil has only been a babbler since 2004.  Is there some kind of parable about babble falling from grace, or any accounts of the idyllic days of carefree and innocent babbling prior to 2004, or anything like that?  I mean, why did The Devil wait for two years, and allow babble to remain untainted for all that time?  Did some noobie post a pentagram?  Did Judy Rebick eat an apple? 

Polunatic2

I will try to make it since babble get-togethers are always interesting and fun.

Papal Bull

Snert wrote:

So GOD has been a babbler since 2002, but The Devil has only been a babbler since 2004.  Is there some kind of parable about babble falling from grace, or any accounts of the idyllic days of carefree and innocent babbling prior to 2004, or anything like that?  I mean, why did The Devil wait for two years, and allow babble to remain untainted for all that time?  Did some noobie post a pentagram?  Did Judy Rebick eat an apple? 

 

The Devil decided to roost, and I was issued to alleviate the problem.

Fidel

We'll miss oldgoat. He's a fine moderator. Maybe he can check in once in a while and post something witty a la goat fort.

Michelle

Actually, Snert, The Devil is breaking babble policy - he has another account from 2001.  Sock puppets!  Sock puppets!

 

Maysie Maysie's picture

Whoa.

Do I get to ban the Devil?

Kewl.

Maysie Maysie's picture

Bump!

Caissa

The Saint John celebration will start at my house at 8. Cheers, Oldgoat.

Snert Snert's picture

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Actually, Snert, The Devil is breaking babble policy - he has another account from 2001.  Sock puppets!  Sock puppets!

 

Well, with The Devil it's hardly surprising. I bet if you trace all three accounts' IP addresses (my guess: 0.0.0.1) they all refer back to God. That's why God and The Devil do such a great Good Cop/Bad Cop ("I really want to help you but you've gotta work with me on this. My partner here, when he gets mad, there's no controllling him!!")

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Haha, that's a Stephen Dedalus joke. Only he made it with phone numbers.

Quote:
A misbirth with a trailing navelcord, hushed in ruddy wool. The cords of all link back, strandentwining cable of all flesh. That is why mystic monks. Will you be as gods? Gaze in your omphalos. Hello! Kinch here. Put me on to Edenville. Aleph, alpha: nought, nought, one

I like your execution better, obv. "strandentwining cable of all flesh"? That's why you'll die alone, Stephen.

Caissa

Hoisting a glass tonight.

GOD

I'll be hoisting a chalice

The Devil

I'll be hoisting a mug of something sulphurous.    That oldgoat guy always intimidated me a bit.  Must be his aura of great holiness.

Caissa

I hear he is banning both of you as he heads out the door.

Wee Jimmy Flaherty

I'll be getting hoisted by some constituents.  I may be hiding under a table.

skdadl

Unfortunately, I can't see Toronto from my kitchen unless some of you do a major Putin-like rear over the horizon. Promise me that y'all will do a rear (facing due east) before 10 p.m. EDT, and I'll hoist a glass of sauvignon blanc.

skdadl

Wee Jimmy Flaherty wrote:

I'll be getting hoisted by some constituents.  I may be hiding under a table.

 

You're out of the locker? Who let you out? And no, you can't have Blinky back. We're trying to reintroduce him to the wild. It's a delicate operation, but he's not in your riding any longer.

Wee Jimmy Flaherty

I understand that can be tricky.  We're trying to reintroduce Helena Guergis back to the wild, but she's locked herself in my locker and won't leave. That's how I got out.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

The day I make it to an oldgoat farewell, I'll be hoist on my own petard.

skdadl

Catchfire wrote:

The day I make it to an oldgoat farewell, I'll be hoist on my own petard.

 

With your handle, Catchfire, that's a sure-fire thing.

 

(How can it be that Catchfire and I, two of the most polite babblers known to history, are making lewd jokes on a celebratory thread?)

Caissa

How many extant sockpuppets are attening the gala?

ETA: I'm sure Catchfire will be bombed.Wink

Michelle

Looking forward to tonight! :)

mehitabel

will archy be coming

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Michelle

Snert wrote:

That's why God and The Devil do such a great Good Cop/Bad Cop ("I really want to help you but you've gotta work with me on this. My partner here, when he gets mad, there's no controllling him!!")

Actually, that probably describes the moderating approach oldgoat and I used together. :D

Oldgoat McSockpuppet

Caissa wrote:

How many extant sockpuppets are attening the gala?

ETA: I'm sure Catchfire will be bombed.Wink

 

Well I'll be there!  I can be oldgoat's designated driver.

oldgoat

Forget it dude.  After one beer I wouldn't trust you to drive a Tonka toy in my backyard sandbox.

 

I am looking forward to tonight!!!!

Michelle

Did you take the day off work tomorrow?

clersal

Good time for all, and thanks Old Goat you did a great job and will be missed.

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