7 August 2006
Submitted by eve on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 9:48pm. Beautiful
\"Wait, that\'s probably him now,\" *picks up beeping cell phone, reads message*, \"He says, \'If you\'re at home, can you look up if there\'s any liquor stores near the library, downtown?\'\"
--A guy sitting in a group of people at the Albatross
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Inpassing was mentioned in an article!
Posted by steff on Mon, 08/28/2006 - 6:13am.
Pretentious, init?
Posted by Bael on Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:35am.
What kinda bugs me, is that the word predecessor carries the implication that In Passing has come and gone. As someone recently mentioned, I am still around. You would think they revived some old druidic rite, the way they talk.

Reality is the leading cause of stress in the world today.
Posted by Jon on Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:16pm.
I suppose you\\\'re right Bael, though I tend to think of predecessor in the *revered elder* kind of way.

I am resisting the impulse to make jokes from the movie Spaceballs, but mentioning druids makes it difficult. *g*

- My mind is in the gutter, but it keeps out the bad weather.
Posted by copperhead on Tue, 12/05/2006 - 3:44am.
i think bael\\\'s right. doesn\\\'t the word basically mean previously departed? implying that in passing is gone?

i went to war for my country and all i got was this lousy stump.
Bad Day?
Posted by Bael on Sat, 09/16/2006 - 8:38am.
Maybe I was just in a bad mood. That happens now and then. Actually, it happens fairly often. Okay, fine. It is my default state.
But I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m pretty good now.
Why, you ask?
The Tick vs. Season One DVD is out!
Give or take Episode 11. Aargh!

Reality is the leading cause of stress in the world today.
Speaking of aargh...
Posted by jcharles on Sat, 09/16/2006 - 11:53am.
Tuesday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

I be doing me level best to ensure that there will be at least a small band of pirates roaming the streets of Pittsburgh Tuesday evening. Peegee, you wanna bring the Vikings? There will be rum involved, that I can say for sure. Do Vikings drink rum? Or are you lot more about mead or something?

Grad school has swallowed me whole.
By Davey Jones locker
Posted by peegee on Tue, 09/19/2006 - 11:43am.
Uhm, Vikings drink everything. If it doesn\\\'t kill you it just makes you stronger (or drunk enough to believe in your increased physical potency). Let me check if I can round a crew of swashbucklers, but you can definitely count me in.

And if grad school has swallowed you whole: be grateful, it means you have done good. It could have chewed you up and spit you up like a cheap plastic toy (with grad school being the kind of mean bulldog that mauls everything in its path...).
Lame imitation
Posted by marinerd on Sat, 09/02/2006 - 2:30pm.
I just discovered this New York site recently, and though some of the items were pretty funny, many of them really did come to seem rather scripted to me. Also they were very judgmental, naming the people talking as hipster, clueless teenager, etc., and also bordered on rascist now and then. It has absolutely none of the charm of InPassing.

Down with the soulless minions of orthodoxy!
I\\\'m guessing
Posted by hypoxic on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 4:58pm.
that said drunk was not at the library and was rather using the library as a convienent landmark.
Posted by Bael on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 3:37pm.
Fine. Be reasonable. See if I care. ;)

Reality is the leading cause of stress in the world today.
Good efvening ociffer...
Posted by Bael on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 2:32pm.
Wow. How drunk is that guy, that he can\\\'t find a phone book at the library?

Reality is the leading cause of stress in the world today.
Benefit of the doubt
Posted by jcharles on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 2:07pm.
Maybe he`s not drunk, he`s just not very bright. Or too lazy to walk into the library and find a phonebook. Or... blind. No, that`s probably not it. But wouldn`t you feel bad if he was?
Isn\\\'t that what librarians
Posted by Bael on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 3:32pm.
Isn\\\'t that what librarians are for?
Umm... I mean helping you find things at the library, not helping you get drunk. Though, in this case it is one and the same.

Reality is the leading cause of stress in the world today.
He`d get by with a little help
Posted by Mike on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 3:04pm.
From his friends, that is. He could just bring home a book about making moonshine. He couldn`t go blinder.

It`s been a while since I played that game where you bring a bizarre assortment of books to the checkout to see if you can faze the librarian. It only worked once. Maybe it`s time to try again.

[edit] This link would be relevant in any of the last few recent posts, but this one`ll do. Vol. 8: make your own prison wine!
Ah, the Internet
Posted by jcharles on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 10:07pm.
At least my roommate`s wireless is working most of the time now. I feel as though I`m missing an arm, or some other highly useful appendage, not having regular Internet access.

Liquor stores near the library... if I hadn`t lived on a dry campus for undergrad, I have a feeling this request would be very familiar.
Use your instincts!
Posted by Mike on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 9:55am.
Seriously, the downtown public library has been a magnet for homeless people and alcoholics in every sizable city I`ve ever been in. (Not that I blame them: free air conditioning, internet access, books & newspapers...) If you need to locate a nearby liquor store, there`s absolutely no reason you`d require outside help. Hell, if you ask politely and don`t mind backwash-laden Night Train, you could probably get pretty blitzed without ever leaving the periodicals section.

Er, not that I`ve ever...
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