beer with bloggers ’06

Someone mentioned to me the other day that it might be time to call all the local bloggers and blog readers together for a beer like we did that one time. Well, I called the folks at the Sidetrack and they tell me that we can have Frenchie’s from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on either Thursday, November 16, or Thursday, December 7. So, if anyone thinks this is a good idea, let me know and I’ll reserve one of the two days for a kind of bloggers holiday party. I’ll also ask Linda French if she might be persuaded to discount a draft or two in honor of our noble efforts. [And thanks again to Linette who made this logo for me a few years ago, when we did this the first time.]

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31 Comments

  1. mark
    Posted October 29, 2006 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    [idea: All the people who stopped blogging since the last event should be forced to buy drinks for the rest of us.]

  2. Sam
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Count me in for either date!

  3. schutzman
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    December 7th would obviously be funniest, as that day would live in infamy.

    I do think it should be held sooner, though, so that Dan DuChene’s article will be a more recent memory, and thus there would be a better chance of a brawl breaking out.

  4. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Will your fellow blogger, David Kircher, be in prison by then? If not, it might make a nice send-off.

    He’ll be the first local blogger sentenced to hard time, right?

  5. ol' e cross
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Having just read your post about the first “beer with bloggers,” I’ll only show up if Brett Schutzman uses the occassion to announce that he’s moving to Highland Park.

    Although, Kircher’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 6, so he might be able to announce his leaving Ypsi for Jackson State Penn.

    As long as the event reduces Ypsi’s scourge of bloggers, I’m all for it.

  6. ol' e cross
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Having just read your post about the first “beer with bloggers,” I’ll only show up if Brett Schutzman uses the occassion to announce that he’s moving to Highland Park.

    Although, Kircher’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 6, so he might be able to announce his leaving Ypsi for Jackson State Penn.

    As long as the event reduces Ypsi’s scourge of bloggers, I’m all for it.

  7. schutzman
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Ol’ E Cross, why just stop at Highland Park?

    I’d be thrilled if the event could be a fundraiser to have me deported, actually.

    On the other hand, if Kircher has been imprisoned by that point, then I think the Ypsiblogosphere (is that phrase copywritten yet? Dr. Cherry?) should use the meeting to plan his escape. He would do the same for any of us.

  8. Dirtgrain
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Can I be a guest blogger on somebody’s site so that I don’t qualify for drinks-are-on-me status? I don’t have that kind of chedda.

  9. mark
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    December 7 would be more festive, but the sense that I get after having talked with many of you about this, is that we owe it to Divid Kircher, the father of the Ypsi blogging movement, to hold the event before he gets sent up river. As that’s the case, shall we say November 16th?

    And, former blogger Dirtgrain, fear not. You have almost three weeks to bring the old site back… Resurrection is easy. I

  10. Hillary
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Highland Park is a great. You can buy groceries in a strip mall where the Model T plant used to be. They have a TV station and a radio station, but no blogs.

    Maybe you could draw straws at the event, and the blogger who draws the short straw would have to move to Highland Park.

  11. mark
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    I like the idea of Ypsi having an official enemy. Why not Highland Park?

  12. Hillary
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Because people who live in Highland Park are so nice.

    Doesn’t Ypsi have a natural enemy in Ann Arbor? Also, Ypsilanti may already be listed as an official enemy of Ypsilanti Township. You could start a feud by kidnapping one of their landmarks. (Does Ypsilanti Township have landmarks?)

  13. mark
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    I’m sure with all that tax revenue they have nice landmarks somewhere…

    Maybe we could take one of their schools!

  14. ol' e cross
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I’m in on the Kircher jail break and I think I got a plan. We completely cut off all funding to whatever prison he’s in, sit back, and wait. In 20 years or so the place will be literally falling down around him. He’ll be able to push those iron bars off their rusted hinges and walk to freedom.

    Backup plan. He bellies out thru the raw sewage pipe, shawshank style.

  15. ol' e cross
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I’m in on the Kircher jail break and I think I got a plan. We completely cut off all funding to whatever prison he’s in, sit back, and wait. In 20 years or so the place will be literally falling down around him. He’ll be able to push those iron bars off their rusted hinges and walk to freedom.

    Backup plan. He bellies out thru the raw sewage pipe, shawshank style.

  16. Ted Glass
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    If there’s one thing Kircher knows, it’s raw sewage.

  17. schutzman
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Mark, Hillary’s right, and you should be ashamed of yourself for needing a Hamtramck blogger to tell you who our mortal enemies are.

    I don’t have a link, but sometime in the last year I even recall having proposed a rumble in the Arborland parking lot between ypsi and aa bloggers, and I recall Cameron Getto even agreeing to join me, provided it was a “Westside Story” rumble where we just danced around and sang.

    Anyway, I’ll be checking i.d.’s at the door of frenchies, and if your zip isn’t 48197 or 48198, you don’t get in.

  18. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Does Ann Arbor still have bloggers?

  19. schutzman
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    yes, but they’re all on MySpace.

    Oh, Snap!

  20. Tin Foil
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    It looks like at least one prominent blogger is already looking forward to a brew brawl by calling local blogs “echo chambers … creating the appearance of feverish activity.”

    I guess now that he’s elected, he’s decided it’s time to start towing the party line of past and future local officials.

    Jeez, did the machine even have to chew or did he just slide down like a mouthful of puddin’?

  21. Brian R
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Dude, I am so linking this to my site.

  22. murph
    Posted October 31, 2006 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Whatever you say, Puddin’.

    I’d prefer December 7, but I can probably make it to the 16th, late.

  23. Dave
    Posted November 2, 2006 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    As an OCD editor type, I must kindly but firmly inform Mr. Schutzman that the correct term is “copyrighted” not “copywritten.”

    And the rumor is true: There are bloggers in Ann Arbor. But I don’t know if we feel like slummin’ it in Ypsi.*

    * Note: this is meant as a joke, so please laugh instead of Googling me to find out where to gavel me to death a la Sensenbrenner.

  24. schutzman
    Posted November 2, 2006 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Oh, Snap!

  25. ol' e cross
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    So yesterday was David Kircher’s sentencing.

    Has anyone heard what he got?

  26. ol' e cross
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    So yesterday was David Kircher’s sentencing.

    Has anyone heard what he got?

  27. murph
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I was told (and not by anybody who was there) that the sentencing has been postponed to December 20, as Mr. Kircher’s lawyer said that he had not received some document far enough in advance of the sentencing.

  28. ol' e cross
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Murph. Geez he’s adept at stalling.

    Dec. 20. Okay. Just in time for Christmas.

  29. ol' e cross
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Murph. Geez he’s adept at stalling.

    Dec. 20. Okay. Just in time for Christmas.

  30. mark
    Posted December 7, 2006 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    There’s a good chance, given the current jail overcrowding we’re experiencing, that he may not have to serve any time, even if sentenced. At least that’s my understanding.

  31. Sarah Ingalls
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Are there plans to do another one of these?

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