Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Evil Genius in Chicago

This post will be updated with information as it is available.

Friday (9/28) is GO. Time and location are now relatively firm. Location: Feed the Beast. Time: 7-10PM. (ish)

Who is in so far:
Johnny Yen
The Idea of Progress
Grant Miller*

Potentially:
Bubs and MizBubs

A Sunday football watching may also be a possibility. (I need to keep track of how badly Pezda is kicking my ass in fantasy, and how bad the Steelers are kicking everyone's ass in reality.)

Note: Beth, Kristi, et al I have one word for you - Priceline!

*I can't wait to find out what Grant's real name is.

40 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

Northside is weak. You need to hang on the Southside and have a proper Southside dinner of Harold's and a few Old Styles.

Good times.

Evil Genius said...

Is that anywhere near the baby Doll Polka Club?

lulu said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh another Blogger event I have to miss. How about you all come to Dhaka?

lulu said...

There's a Harold's on the Northside by the way.

Evil Genius said...

Lulu,

I am still waiting for you to come back to Bethesda. You should hurry before I burn down the Tastee diner.

And thanks for reminding me, my passport is about to expire. Where do I go to renew?

-Evil

Grant Miller said...

Wait Wait Wait. I'm so confused.

Evil Genius said...

Grant,

We are all meeting in Bethesda now.

-Evil

Skylers Dad said...

Wherever and however you all meet, raise a pint of dark for me, will ya?

GETkristiLOVE said...

Although Priceline has the best spokesperson ever, I had to move instead. So how was it?! I hope Miller looks better in person than his picture and I hope JYen brought some of his awesome red wine.

Evil Genius said...

SkyDad,

If we absolutely must! Then pints shall be raised.

GkL,

Re: GM. He has to look better than that in real life. Right? I mean...you know what I mean.

-EG

pistols at dawn said...

Dude, we should totally do it in Bethesda, but before you burn down by beloved local institution.

We should also pass a rule making it perfectly okay to start a sentence with "Dude," and then not burn down the home of the world's best milkshake. Let's burn down Houston's instead and see if anyone even notices.

Also, Harold's on the Northside? Will wonders never cease? Will my knowledge of Chicago ever expand beyond the two to three miles around Hyde Park? Will I stop ending every sentence in a question?

Evil Genius said...

Will Evil Genius and Pistols at Dawn meet across the whole 3 blocks that seperate them? Will anyone else show up in Bethesda for milkshakes and camaraderie?

Tune in next time for the answeres to these and more exciting questions!

pistols at dawn said...

If we pretend they're going to come, can I order a second milkshake for them and pretend like I'm not a ravenous milkshake glutton who orders two enormous milkshakes? I mean, I'm still going to have two, but there'd be that pretense.

Evil Genius said...

P@D,

I recently discovered that Laaw-yuhr is in the DC area. So there may be some hope in trying to wrangle something together down here. Then you can order as many milkshakes as you like and just write it off as waiting for more people to show up.

-EG

pistols at dawn said...

I like the cut of your jib, Evil Genius. Perhaps if we just mention DC often enough, we'll discover that we're all in the same apartment building, and feel a little sad that the only way to meet your neighbors these days is to randomly come across them on the interweb.

Grant Miller said...

I have no idea what my real name is.

Evil Genius said...

P@D,

I live in a four flat opposite three hot chicks who show me varying degrees of indifference. I do at least know their names.

GM,

I am guessing it is Chris. I think 80% of bloggers are actually named Chris.

-Chris

Skylers Dad said...

The landing at Normandy pales compared to the planning of this event!

Beth said...

I wanna go ............

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I don't have a comment, really, but figured you'd like seeing your comments on this post turn over to 20.

pistols at dawn said...

Make that 21! This post can legally drink! And if those three ladies opposite you can, too, let's shamelessly hit on them with the worst lines we can think up, like, "You know, people always focus on the negative, like the four types of hepatitis you have, instead of the one you don't."

Or - "Hey, I was baking something and the recipe calls for a smoking hot lady. Can I borrow one of you?"

The Idea Of Progress said...

I'm planning on arriving in triumph and leaving in shame.

It's a good plan.

Evil Genius said...

SkyDad,

Splotchy used all of my codenames for this operation in his profane crossword.

Beth,

I'm sure something will take me to Atlanta in the near future. If not, you are welcomed to come to DC anytime. We have bands playing concerts all the time!

BSUWG & P@D,

This is better than the Donnas turning 21!

The Idea,

You have a Triumph? Is it a kit car or a real one?

-EG

Valerie said...

Insider tip on the "real" Grant Miller. His favorite drink is an Amaretto Stone Sour and he's a very "touchy-feely" guy so don't be surprised if he tries to kiss you instead of shaking your hand.

Evil Genius said...

Thanks for the tip, Val. I am OK with it as long as there is no tongue involved.

You do realize that by commenting on this post you are now contractually obliged to read my blog everyday and link back to me even though I may not return that courtesy, right?

What? You aren't going to visit my site ever again? You'll be hearing from my lawyers!

The Idea Of Progress said...

I always thought Grant Miller only drank the blood of virgins sacrificed under a harvest moon. Fortunately, Feed the Beast carries that.

Valerie said...

As long as you report back on all that happens tonight at Feed the Beast, I will keep coming back.

I'd love to hear what your in-person impressions are of Johnny Yen, The Idea of Progress and Grant Miller.

Read about my experience with Grant Miller here.

Evil Genius said...

Valerie,

I expect to come back singing "Icould have danced all night!"

-Evil

Beth said...

Come down! I go up to DC about once a year, so we'll arrange a hookup on my next visit!

I feel a bit better now.

Valerie said...

Evil - Did you know that song was associated with "My Fair Lady" off the top of your head?....

If so, that speaks volumes about you. You and Grant will get along great.

Dale said...

I want to visit DC one of these years too if only to learn the secret behind the real Grant Miller second hand.

lulu said...

EG-I came to Bethesda and you were too busy to hang out; now it is your turn to come to Dhaka.

The Northside Harold's is on Clark Street in Rogers Park.

I've met Grant Miller, but I don't want to spoil anything.

My name isn't Chris.

pistols at dawn said...

I'm not going to Dhaka. My parents left me alone for my first Christmas to go there, and I've never recovered from the scars.

Also, a hearty ha to Dale. You know, we have excellent milkshakes here.

lulu said...

your parents left you alone to go to Dhaka? No one goes to Dhaka. The motto of Bangladesh is visit now before the tourists get here.

BeckEye said...

STEELERS!!!!!!!!

*ahem*

Have a good time.

Dr.evil said...

As MR. Miller showed up very late with his helicopters watching us the whole time. Johnny yen will post some scary pictures of himself and Grant of what he looked like after a few rounds.

Grant Miller said...

Where have you gone? You haven't blogged in days!!

pistols at dawn said...

Lulu, I meant Bangladesh in general. My folks were weird, as you can likely tell.

Also, what did you guys do to Evil Genius? Kill him before he could come back and tell the world about your secret plans? And is his apartment available?

Flannery Alden said...

I hope to hear details soon, since I'm to lame to get to Chicago this month. How about Blogohio? We'll drink some Buds, watch the Buckeyes, bitch about the Browns and talk with starry-eyed wonder about Grant Miller.

Evil Genius said...

Beth,

I eagerly anticipate said hook-up.

Val,

Any music theater knowledge is a residual effect of having dated Red.

Dale,

I want to leave DC some day. But as long as I am here, you are welcome to all my hospitality and all the dirt I can dish.

Lulu (not Chris,)

You were also busy when you came to Bethesda as I recall. I have "renew passport" on the dry board in my kitchen. I will let you know when I am Bangladesh bound.

BeckEye,

What happened to them? I am not going to NYC unless you guys have a good Stillers bar. End of story.

Dr. Evil,

The helicopters haunt my dreams.

GM,

No access. Plus, I was on vacation!

Flann,

There is no doubt in my mind that a meeting of at least you, I, Pezda and Doc will occur in the near future.

P@D,

Let me know when you and Lulu are finished yammering so we can grab a shake.

-Evil