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Field Theory: It's a summer get-together

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  • Gabor Toth,

    We had a handpump serving "bag-conditioned" Nerdherder pale ale (it is essentially a huge bladder - like a giant version of the bags that cask wine goes into).

    I know someone who has successfully smuggled wine cask bladders into various music festivals and outdoor concerts on several occasions by strapping them to her tummy and pretending to be pregnant. Is anyone willing to give it a crack at the test match at the Basin on Friday with a bladder of Nerdherder? 36 pints of beer would be a little trickier than three litres of wine but if a bloke were to strap it on high around the torso, it might pass as a substantial paunch + man boobs. Throw on some loose fitting clothing and it should be sweet.

    It was easily the biggest volume seller at our stand, which is funny because although we've been doing it for 18 months I'm always really nervous about what the average drinker will think of "flat beer".

    Hmmm... flat beer... (drool)

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 137 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    horse, pig, roflnui

    and the sign could say "Shhh Haydn" or just "NSFW"

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Reading all the yummy beer talk, it seems a shame you can't get sponsored by one of the local suppliers. Be great word of mouth, by all accounts.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I know someone who has successfully smuggled wine cask bladders into various music festivals and outdoor concerts on several occasions by strapping them to her tummy and pretending to be pregnant. Is anyone willing to give it a crack at the test match at the Basin on Friday with a bladder of Nerdherder?

    I know, ahem, someone who has taken bladders of wine into various sporting events inside cushion covers.

    Sue was asking about taking a couch, so I am sure we could work something out....

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Edward Siddle,

    off thread but this thing that just popped up on yahoo reminded me of hayden - worst jerseys ever
    http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/gallery/-/6918657/0

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    off thread but this thing that just popped up on yahoo reminded me of hayden - worst jerseys ever

    Naly D sent me that earlier today. I'm formulating a response.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Everyone stand on one foot! Tuffey just hit three sixes in a row.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Everyone stand on one foot! Tuffey just hit three sixes in a row.

    Too late.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I guess these things work better when you're following the game live rather than with a minute's delay on cricinfo.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Just to check - what time are people likely to start drinking? And can anyone give me a rough estimate of the probably condition of the spectators by about, say, 9pm at the pub? I'm unlikely to make it prior to that - a profound disinterest in cricket combines with the need to be at work that day, then get the kids fed & to bed - and I'd be keen to avoid a re-run of the last Wellington PAS get-together I attended, where I made a point of introducing myself to several people, including conducting some protracted conversations featuring what I considered at the time to be a high-functioning level of dialogue from all parties, but where it turns out that the people have absolutely no recollection of the event.

    Which is to say: please don't get unable to walk by 9pm, I'd like people to remember meeting me this time. ;)

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 709 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Just to check - what time are people likely to start drinking?

    Um... Megan is making me a champagne breakfast... (Seriously, she is! I don't even have to put out! I dunno what planet this is, but I like it.)

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Actually, I think we should all go dressed like the School of Athens

    Really? I think you know how badly that would all end up.
    Or is that your plan?

    To! Ga! To! Ga! To! Ga! Toga! Toga! TogatogatogatogaTOGATOGATOGATOGATOGAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Really? Can we get in on that?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Um... Megan is making me a champagne breakfast...

    OK. If you find one of my business cards around your person the next morning, you met me that night.

    When in doubt, leave documentary evidence.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 709 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    OK. If you find one of my business cards around your person the next morning, you met me that night.

    Funny you should say that. When I finally got home after the Welly book launch and headed for bed, $25 fell out of my bra.

    Seriously, though, looking forward to it, and I will try very hard to be in a proper condition for meeting people. And not to send you to hold a table for us and we'll be right there...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    And not to send you to hold a table for us and we'll be right there...

    I might hold you to that :-)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    $25 fell out of my bra

    Tips :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    $25 fell out of my bra.

    Notes or coins?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 709 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Notes or coins?

    Damn you, Elder, now I'm going to have go down to the video store and get Cabert out.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Actually, that was prompted by my dim recollection of one of the objections to the introduction of the Euro to Italy being from strippers. With lire, their clients could apparently tip small and frequently - which worked out for everyone. But with the Euro, the smallest notes were impractically large denominations for casual G-string tuckage, hence strippers found that their daily take-home diminished a surprising amount. The solution, I seem to recall, was supposedly "magnetic underwear" to which Euro coins could adhere - though I have my suspicions that this wouldn't actually work in practice.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 709 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Scramble to YouTube to see if 'magnetic underwear' brings any hits. Actually, I didn't. See if the rest of you can resist...

    Off to start getting psyched for the Pixies.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Did I write Cabert instead of Cabaret? I need a special three-hour edit window.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

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