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NYC BakeCon

Meet at the WorldScienceFestival in NYC
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I've always been intrigued to meet fellow Bakers but needed a suitable event as a meeting place. The World Science Festival has an event in Washington Square Park on June 14 that seems appropriate. So if any of you are in the NYC area on 6/14 we could plan a picnic.
MisterQED, May 23 2009

Coney Island Mermaid Parade http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml
(You can find pictures of the event pretty easily, but note that they may not be suitable for work.) [DrCurry, May 26 2009]

Ben Frost Show http://benfrostisdead.com/
(Note that this site is also not suitable for work, for entirely different reasons.) [DrCurry, May 26 2009]

World Science Festival Street Fair http://www.worldsci...om/2009/street-fair
Not nearly haf-baked enough! (And all too safe for work.) [DrCurry, May 26 2009]

Wikipedia: Prince Philip Movement http://en.wikipedia...nce_Philip_Movement
A tangental thing on cargo cults. [zen_tom, May 27 2009]


       I"ll be there with bells and whistles on, standing behind my smoke screens and mirrors?
blissmiss, May 23 2009

       I will be there.......
senatorjam, May 24 2009

       Great, now we just have to arrange the meet and greet!
MisterQED, May 25 2009

       Just set a time, and everyone wear flowerpots on our heads so we can recognize each other.   

       I was going to point out that the celebrated artist Ben Frost has a gallery opening in Brooklyn the following weekend - June 20 - and that wonderfully half-baked event, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is also on that day, and suggest those two items as a good excuse for a Halfcon.
DrCurry, May 26 2009

       If someone else can spring a pair of trans-atlantic flights for me, then count me in!
Jinbish, May 26 2009

       What [Jinbish] said!
zen_tom, May 26 2009

       Oh yay...let's change the date to see ben, if we can. Oh wait...I've seen his facebook stuff. Perhaps he's too racey for some of us. (challenge and gauntlet thrown down with a slam).   

       jin, zen, and po. The tickets are in the mail. They will get there in about the same time frame as the get well card got to you. Speedy service they say. Speedy service that USPS.   

       jutta??? Ya big chicken/duck.   

       Oh yes, bear in mind some of us are in recovery and can't drink. So come brave!!! And please, I don't mind meeting where they serve drink. In fact I'd prefer it so I can show off my steely reserve.   

       I will be away from the internet till next week I think. But will check back then. (June 1st.)
blissmiss, May 26 2009

       Wow - free tickets to Cargo Cult Land! AND it was a good enough idea to smoke out the good DrCurry. Mine's a falafel from Cafe Rakka St Mark's place... forget Mamouns, this place is the bees knees. I'll be waiting beside the post box every day for the plane tickets.
xenzag, May 26 2009


       US Customs: What is your purpose of visit?   

       HBers: Well, you're never going to believe this, but...
Dub, May 26 2009

       //Cargo Cult Land// Isn't that Polynesian type places?
zen_tom, May 27 2009

       It used to be Vanuatu, but now New York is the capital of Cargo Cult Land. Hail John Frum!
xenzag, May 27 2009

       Wow, John Frum is apparently Prince Philip's brother!
zen_tom, May 27 2009

       quote from WIkipedia about Cargo Cults: "Cargo cults thus focus on efforts to overcome what they perceive as the undue influence of the others attracting the goods, by conducting rituals imitating behavior they have observed among the holders of the desired wealth and presuming that their deities and ancestors will, at last, recognize their own people and send the cargo to them instead. Thus, a characteristic feature of cargo cults is the belief that spiritual agents will, at some future time, give much valuable cargo and desirable manufactured products to the cult members." For me this describes New York Residents with uncanny precision.
xenzag, May 27 2009

       ...gats to be in Jamaica the 20th....so I wouldn't be available for that weekend...
senatorjam, May 27 2009

       Well then it would have to be the original date. Right fellow trekers? 2 weeks and a few days.
blissmiss, May 28 2009

       Well, I guess I'll just hang out here on the other side of the continent and make sure y'all don't congregate and accidently flip it over, awright?   

       //show off my steely reserve// [blissy], that's not a chrome-plated hip flask, is it? :)
lurch, May 28 2009

       MisterQ are you still interested in this? If so I need to do some planning. Thanks.
blissmiss, May 30 2009

       I'm around both Saturdays. Who else is actually up for this?
DrCurry, Jun 10 2009

       I've made other plans. (ferret sitting one weekend). Sorry, I held out as long as I could but no one sounded the horn as if they gave a flying biscuit.   

       Other than you, now, a full 2 weeks later.
blissmiss, Jun 10 2009

       take yer ferret with you...
po, Jun 10 2009

       2 of em. Murray and Marty. And I can't. They would poop everywhere. But good idea otherwise.
blissmiss, Jun 10 2009

       stick em up your trousers & travel - they like it there ...
po, Jun 10 2009

       that sounds mighty provocative madame po. you stickem up your trouser legs and go somewhere with em wandering around there, silly girl.
blissmiss, Jun 11 2009

       bm: that's the lamest excuse I've ever heard. I committed myself, in print, above, and posted the invitation in other places you could see it.   

       And Ben should be committed, if they ever catch him. We will drink your respective healths, in absentia. And if you are around, you know where to find us.
DrCurry, Jun 11 2009

       dc, as much as I would love to meet the two of you, two of you is not really a halfcon. It's a quartercon at best. oh hell, I'll still come if ben and you will be there. Or at least I will try. Things have gotten a little crazy and I'm already ferret sitting.   

       For the ferret lady seems to have lost her little ferret mind, and had to go to the hospital tonight, via big drama, etc.   

       I may be ferret sitting for a weeeee bit longer than originally projected. Like indefinately. For she is a very sick lady and needs some inpatient treatment for a spell.   

       I will update, but hey... you want to see ben's opening anyway...right? God this should be on facebook, or twitter, or multiply, or somewhere. I know, I know. So bye bye,.
blissmiss, Jun 11 2009

       ferret sitting for a while - that's how I acquired Dino the dog...
po, Jun 11 2009

       i'm gonna be there -6/14, so I guess whoever is there, we can have a coffee...or rum, lets set a time
senatorjam, Jun 11 2009

       Yeah...I'll be ferret sitting for now. And old mother sitting as well. She lives with the ferrets in another part of the house. She is 93. So I'm both ferret and person sitting. oh my.   

       Went to visit ferret lady a few minutes ago. She won't be playing with any ferrets for a while, Is my guess. She's still pretty ferrerty. Unfortunately.   

       My Claire is not happy that I'm ferret sitting. She would prefer I be Claire sitting. She misses my lap.   

       Oh well, so much for meeting ben and dc and senator whom I've always wanted to meet ever since he sent me some of his paintings. I think I was smitten with the senator.   

       But alas, my attention must be on my ferrets now. How very odd that sounds. Have fun dc if you get to go to bens open. I'll be thinking of you all.
blissmiss, Jun 13 2009

       Looks like bm needs to be committed too...
DrCurry, Jun 13 2009

       You say that as if it's some new and profound profundity. Just another blissful day here in lala land.   

blissmiss, Jun 13 2009

       Well, not, I'm afraid, at the Science Festival. I have a profound need to go climb a mountain. Or, as blissy would put it, take a hike.   

       But I will be at the Benfrosticon next week.
DrCurry, Jun 14 2009

       Did I ever tell ya the story that my mother told me about my crummy singing? Well here it goes...(Dr.C moutain climbing story made me think of it.)   

       One Christmas she came home and as she walked up the driveway she heard me singing really really loudly. More like screaming than singing actually.   

       Well she thought, I wonder why Cathy's screaming that Christmas Carol and not softly singing it.   

       So she snuck up on me, and watched from behind my door. With hairbrush in hand for a mic, and petticoat over my head for hair, I let out a screeching, screaming stanza of Go Tell it on the Mountain.   

       However, I seemd to have gotten the lyrics wrong; I thought they were Go Scream it at the Mountain, and that's just exactly what I'd been doing.   

blissmiss, Jun 14 2009

       So, anyway, I'll be there tomorrow night, 7:00 pm or thereafter, at the Brooklynite Gallery, 334 Malcolm X. Boulevard, Brooklyn (wherever that is!). And, presumably, so will Herr Frost.   

       I'll also be at the Mermaid Parade, if anyone wants to say hi. I'll even take your picture, whether you're topless or not.
DrCurry, Jun 20 2009

       ben's opening at brooklynite seemed to go very well.
blissmiss, Jun 21 2009


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