NYC Meetup Advisory – November 18

People of the tri-state area and visitors from afar, mark your calendars! Hot on the heels of the successful meet-up that Ennis convened this past weekend in Chicago, we’re taking things to the next level with a New York City meet-up Saturday, November 18, co-sponsored by Vinod and myself. That’s right! With the two of us setting the edges, there will be room for all at this one: libertarians and leftists, old heads and young bloods, sushi snobs and beer swillers, geeks and freaks, lawyers and miscreants, wheatish and homely, cisgendered and transgendered, atheists and mystics. Caste no bar!

Now, we haven’t yet selected the location, but this will be a late afternoon/early evening meetup, so that all you macacas can stop by en route to whatever fabulousness your Saturday night portends. You have plenty of advance notice, so no typical New York prior-commitment bullshit. Expect a 5 PM start time, a centrally located venue that serves a decent glass of wine, and a gathering of sepia-toned luminaries the likes of which the world has rarely seen. Ya heard!

75 thoughts on “NYC Meetup Advisory – November 18

  1. do you guys find out when I’m going to be in NY and schedule things around that? :) (ok, really I don’t think I’m that (un)important)

    I’m in NYC the following 3 weekends, and can’t make it four in a row :(

    sigh

  2. *$&%*%3. the one weekend i’m out of nyc. reschedule!!!!!

    We can’t — the 18th is when Vinod is coming through town. Change your plans :)

  3. There will be a Sushi & Soundcheck pop quiz for you SM (Siddhartha Mitter that is) And I pretty much cannot say no to being in the same room as Mr. Libertarian so I’m there!

  4. Yo Mitter — I’m so there too.

    (Pooja, a warning: don’t get Kobayashi started about “prior commitments”….)

  5. Anna! We got to have another DC meet up; we canÂ’t let NY think that they are CBC (cool brown central). New Yorkers you may have better restaurant but we have more ‘urban brownz’. Dont hate, I am just jealous :)

  6. If you want to go to one of these, do you just show up? Is there something else involved?

  7. Siddarth -

    libertarians and leftists, old heads and young bloods, sushi snobs and beer swillers, geeks and freaks, lawyers and miscreants, wheatish and homely, cisgendered and transgendered, atheists and mystics. Caste no bar!”

    You forgot Right wing/Republicans ?

  8. hmmm i have a neurology exam wed the 11/22…..hmmm whats more important…whats more important…..damn it!

    if it’s the shelf exam, you’re damned if you do, or damned if you don’t.. that is the first one i took in 3rd yr med school..and i just distinctly remember walking outta the test room thinking ‘wtf was that?’

    hence: go eat sushi, enjoy the fantastic company, and you’ll get a much needed break and cherish the memories… who cares about the shelf..

    15 years from now you won’t remember your test grade (you’ll pass==i promise) but you will recall the wonderful evening…

  9. (Pooja, a warning: don’t get Kobayashi started about “prior commitments”….)

    Wait, you’ve seen him?? Oh. Well that takes care of my theory that Mr Kobayashi is just Siddhartha’s alter ego.

  10. As a former a href=”http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/archives/002350.html”>SM Meetup host, this is one event I ain’t gonna miss.

    Send updates on venue soon, so I can go the night before and reserve my chair !!

  11. Well that takes care of my theory that Mr Kobayashi is just Siddhartha’s alter ego.

    How do you figure? Maybe he is Siddhartha, maybe he isn’t. Nothing in my warning to Pooja indicates that one way or another….

  12. Wait, you’ve seen him?? Oh. Well that takes care of my theory that Mr Kobayashi is just Siddhartha’s alter ego.

    Shruti, I link, you decide. The Kobayashi references are littered throughout the post. I do like the alter ego theory, it makes the Mutiny more mysterious, like Ennis’ censor blur ;)

    btw, reading that World Cup post again made me nostalgic, England debacle notwithstanding. Bah. Oh well. Chelsea v Barcelona tomorrow. Go Blues! I suggest a future SM post on Jose Mourinho with the desi angle being that he looks desi and has a 2 o’clock shadow.

  13. Well that takes care of my theory that Mr Kobayashi is just Siddhartha’s alter ego.

    The mystery deepens in the ether between #131 and #132.

  14. I promised myself I would no longer post on SM after 2am, which, apparently, is when my discretion abandons me until sunrise… BUT

    Shruti, I link, you decide.

    Maybe he’s not even an alter ego… Ok, so you remember how in Fight Club the two guys have different personalities but want the same thing? That’s kinda how Siddhartha and Mr Kobayashi are, don’t you think? Furthermore, the guys in FC are supposedly two different people, but are always somehow in the same place. Well, if you look at the post you linked, the first reference to Mr Kobayashi is, “Mr Kobayashi and I nearly choked on our merguez sandwiches as we watched the potential First Desi Goal in World Cup History skim barely wide.” As I look over the thread, I notice that every other reference they make about each other involves them being in the same places doing the same things. Coincidence? I think not. MMmmHmmm, “oops” is right, Mr. Mitter.

    btw, reading that World Cup post again made me nostalgic

    Me too. So I go and read other World Cup posts… and find THIS! Lets go back to my Fight Club analogy; the one person who could have prevented the disaster before it spiraled out of control was Marla. How do we get to the bottom of this Siddhartha-Kobayashi controversy? Mrs Kobayashi is the key.

    That, or they both show up at the meet-up. (But tell me it wouldn’t be way fun to get the dirt from the missus?)

  15. EEP! I didn’t refresh before I posted my comment, where I made that very same observation.

    …Wow. Ok that’s enough for me. My brain is fried extra crispy right now, but I really should to go back to studying before I start full out trollery…

  16. It’s like Fight Club meets the prisoner’s dilemma.

    Both have a way with words. Sophistry will follow. They will move from the illuminating FC analogy to something Matrixy, derailing us, then on about some hot dog eating contest, derailing us, again.

  17. “Therefore I say to you, Lord, that those who speak about things that are invisible and difficult to explain are like those who shoot their arrows at a target at night. To be sure, they shoot their arrows as anyone would – since they shoot at the target – but it is not visible. Yet when the light comes forth and hides the darkness, then the work of each will appear.” (–The Book of Thomas)

    “Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.” (–Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse)

    Follow the white brown rabbit: on our best days, we are all Siddhartha.

  18. How do we get to the bottom of this Siddhartha-Kobayashi controversy?

    You will have to come to the meetup to find out…where I suppose Kobayashi might or might not show up though Siddhartha will. :-)

  19. dont know anything about wine, bringing presents or kobayashi-siddharth. But i will be there for my FIRST SM meetup….i m psyched!!!!!!!!

  20. Are aunties allowed to attend the Meetup?

    Of course! Some of us are in the uncle-aunty demographic ourselves. We hang around here to keep ourselves young.

  21. they both seem to employ the same style of literary pomposity when insulting me

    :D

    If you got it, flaunt it.

  22. I too have suspected the Siddartha – Kobayashi link before.

    I assure you that they are different people. The only link between them is that Siddhartha once served as Mr. Kobayashi’s cook.

  23. I too have suspected the Siddartha – Kobayashi link before. I mean besides the reference to a clearly mysterious front man in The Usual Suspects, they both seem to employ the same style of literary pomposity when insulting me.

    Didn’t Mr.K’s arrival here predate Siddharthas? I’m trying to remember, but it has been a long time …

  24. What happened to having a NYC meet-up at Leela Lounge? A N N A, weren’t you in touch with them at some point?

    Leela lounge doesn’t open in the afternoon and it’s too “clubby and dark”…we need a happy place like the last time where the music isn’t loud and laughter and nuttiness is allowed.

    What about the Indian Bread Company on Bleecker? Menu here.

  25. a centrally located venue that serves a decent glass of wine

    This might be a tad difficult with a “desi” venue that is reasonable and casual enough…

  26. What about the Indian Bread Company on Bleecker?

    Indian Bread Company is small and it looks like we’re more than 8 or 10. And I don’t think they serve potent potables.

  27. Ooh, good point, JOAT. I think Bread Bar fits the criteria you mentioned, but Indian Bread Company looks good, too. And I’ve been in touch with Nandini, who owns the place–she just won the Make Mine a $Million Business award (and we’re featuring her in Nirali next month), so I could ask her about a special deal perhaps for Mutineers? We better go there before she does start raking in millions. :)