Tuesday, May 23, 2006

It's Amateur Night...

Via Senor Jackson, we find the Times covering a nice little drinking club called '12 darks'. They meet every Friday night at McSorley's Old Ale House. They have a streak of 147 straight nights. There are two reasons why this troubles me.

1: they take attendance and keep a spreadsheet. That's just wrong. there is no attendance at the Wednesday Night, it happens whether or not any particular person attends, even if no one attends, the tradition continues. Heck, we lost Washboard to the Nutmeg State and Carlson to the Windy City, and the tradition goes on apace. You can come once a year, or once a week, it don't matter none.

2: it's on a Friday. How depressing does your life have to be if you can meet every Friday late night for beers in the same place? This is confirmed by the fact that two of them want to stay anonymous. That's pathetic.

3: our bar is better.

4: no Robert F. Haines.

on the plus side, they do have a nice website, and they got covered in the Times. We have this blog, and can't get covered in the Toledo Lounge Newsletter.


Blogger Dr. Pepe said...

I hate to do this, but for the record, you can't go galavanting around Chocolate City calling yourself "12 Darks." May work in Manhattan, but not Adams Morgan.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Kdawg said...

Finally saw your post from 3 years ago..

1. Attendance sheet is key. Wouldn't it be great to know how many times Washboard showed up before he succumbed to the Nutmeg State?.. Or, if you could say to the person sitting next to you at the bar "would you mind if I checked our website on your Iphone to see how many times Carlson drank with us before moving to Chicago?".. The reason there is no Guest List for the Sierra Club is probably because noone bothered to write it down..

2. I'm not sure about Ohio, but in New York City, Friday Night is usually "happy pre-weekend" night. Wednesday Night, on the other hand, is "hump" night or "only 2 more days of dealing with my idiot boss" night.. We drink in the same place every week because the staff treats us like gold.. The reason some remained annonymous in the NYTimes article is because understanably they didn't want paparazzi following them around..

3. McSorley's Ale House is the best bar in the world.. period, paragraph, the end.. It is NY's oldest continually run drinking establishment and located at 15 East 7th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, USA. It is where Abraham Lincoln stopped by for a sassparilla after making a speech across the street at Cooper Union College about why the country needs to stay together after the Civil War.. even Woody Guthrie hung out there, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land"..

4. We may not have Robert F. Haines, but we do have Cosmic Soul...

12:41 PM  

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