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  • A Picklers’ meetup


    by Sunny
    14th July, 2008 at 6:20 am    

    Writers for Pickled Politics are meeting at a secret location in London on 2nd August to conspire for world domination (what else?). If anyone else wants to join us, please get in touch through the contact page. Would love to have some of the regulars readers and writers there…


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    1. Gurpreet — on 14th July, 2008 at 9:57 am  

      How many posts a month equate to being a “regular”?;)

    2. Sofi — on 14th July, 2008 at 11:00 am  

      does that include irregular contributors?

    3. Ala — on 14th July, 2008 at 11:41 am  

      I would come, but I’m currently being held in a dungeon.

    4. bananabrain — on 14th July, 2008 at 11:58 am  

      hmm - that’s a saturday; can’t we do a weeknight? that way we might be able to meet up after work. having it on the sabbath rules me out i’m afraid, certainly in the summer. also, partners might prefer it if their saturday nights aren’t pickled….

      b’shalom

      bananabrain

    5. Leon — on 14th July, 2008 at 2:27 pm  

      Bring your partner along! :D

      Week days are out for me so would much prefer the weekend…

    6. Sunny — on 14th July, 2008 at 3:06 pm  

      Yes that includes people who comment on and read the blog! By regulars I don’t just mean the regular conributors…

      bananabrain - I can meet during the week but many of the PP writers can’t :(

    7. sabinaahmed — on 14th July, 2008 at 6:49 pm  

      What if some of us are not as clever as you lot, can we still come?

    8. Gege — on 14th July, 2008 at 7:00 pm  

      i’ll be there!

    9. J — on 14th July, 2008 at 7:48 pm  

      hi

      i read but dont write, can I come along too?

    10. Rohin — on 14th July, 2008 at 9:41 pm  

      sabina, I guarantee you’re cleverer than me and I write for this thing. In fact I’ve been feeling increasingly thick on PP these days. Excuse stupidity no is.

    11. El Cid — on 14th July, 2008 at 9:53 pm  

      i’m a bit shy and now that jagdeep has gone the same way as jay singh, i’m worried that it is an ambush for unsuspecting middle-of-the-road part-time picklers

    12. BenSix — on 14th July, 2008 at 10:25 pm  

      I may come along.

      My bank account wails with each train journey, though.

    13. SKye-Vee — on 14th July, 2008 at 10:39 pm  

      Cool I can collect you all up and put you in a jar, preserve you in oil, and spices. Actually Sunny may enjoy that too much.

      I too feel too thick to attend this event, and it has nothing to do with my expanding belly. As an avid reader and occasional poster of irrelevant drivel on this site, I feel a bit in awe of the views that are often so eloquently made on here. Your erudite discussions have actually put me off posting as my naive, unsophisticated words would pale in comparison to your scholarly comments.

      No I am not trying to butter you guys up to blag my way into this clandestine convention.

    14. Shamit — on 14th July, 2008 at 11:19 pm  

      Now, I am really starting to get an inferiority complex — if Skyvee thinks he is not eloquent enough or clever enough to join the discourse even with each one of his chosen words dancing off the screen in eloquent embrace of each other then I am simply not worthy.

      But if time permits and the Grand sage Sunny along with his fellow picklers allow I would be most interested in attending this “clandestine convention”.

      Politics is idealism intertwined with pragmatism and Pickled politics represents the best of that.

    15. Isheeta — on 15th July, 2008 at 1:49 am  

      Dammit! I wouldve loved to meet Sunny & Shamit! I curse the day I was born (ie not in the UK!)

    16. Sunny — on 15th July, 2008 at 3:19 am  

      Ha ha! you guys are funny. No seriously, we sit there talking about Rohin picking his nose and cussing the crappy weather. You won’t even come near any political debate. Of course, as soon as we run home we fire up our PCs and blog about it all in damning political terms.

      But honestly, its not a convention for political geeks. Of which there’s only me here. There rest are normal people… (kind of). Everyone is welcome! Apart from the stalker kind.

      If you get in touch I’ll let you know where it is… somewhere in central London.

    17. Sunny — on 15th July, 2008 at 3:21 am  

      Isheeta - that’s really sweet but honestly, no one wants to be born in the UK. We just try and make the best of it when here… if you ever experienced our weather here for long you’d go back to the US in an instant.

    18. Sid — on 15th July, 2008 at 8:36 am  

      I hope our friends from the north can make it: Don, douglas clark and Anas. Not to mention our friends from South California and Kathmandu.

    19. ashik — on 15th July, 2008 at 4:48 pm  

      Meeting up kinda takes the mystery out of it all.
      In what strength are nubile female members attending?

    20. Rumbold — on 15th July, 2008 at 8:48 pm  

      People should not worry about feeling thick at the meeting. Here is how the Urban Dictionary defines a Pickler:

      “A dim person, or a person playing dumb. (Based on a celebrity on American Idol).”

      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pickler

    21. Amrit — on 15th July, 2008 at 9:11 pm  

      Can I come and gawk at all you boffin political types?

      I sent a message to ‘the editor’… I don’t know if I should’ve sent it to the whole editorial team instead?

    22. Rumbold — on 15th July, 2008 at 9:29 pm  

      By the way, the ‘sectret location’ is just Sunny’s back garden, where we sit around in deck chairs and try and think of swear words that rhyme with ‘Melanie Philips’.

    23. Peace be upon me virtuous self — on 16th July, 2008 at 4:11 pm  

      Can I come along with the Southwest massive, namely, myself? I wonder if anyone else from the Southwest of the country reads PP?
      Hey, if not, I’m as special as a Radiohead song. :-)
      Also, visiting places like London is always an excuse for me to go for a curry in Tayyab’s, Sweety & Spicy, GramBangla, in East London, or Hot Stuff (19 Wilcox Rd, SW8 2XA).

    24. justforfun — on 19th July, 2008 at 10:55 am  

      else from the Southwest of the country reads PP?

      yes

      I was on Brick Lane a few weeks back - first time in 23 years. Its cleaned up a bit. Was gasping for a drink without having to mix with hippies and smell joss sticks - I’m passed that now. Was saved by the the Pride of Spittalfield’s for a proper warm English beer. I was amazed by all the restaurants trying to drag me into empty rooms for a meal offering free drinks. Is this normal? Eventually went to Tayyab’s on someones recommendation at the pub. It was reassuringly busy and full of ‘locals’, and very reasonably priced.

      justforfun

    25. Dave S — on 19th July, 2008 at 1:00 pm  

      Bugger… only yesterday I was saying that I would enjoy such an event!

      But fatherhood beckons, and there is so much to do in the next six weeks! Not to mention the (ahem!) “deflated” shape that my bank account is in at the moment.

      Might there be another one of these events at some point in the not too distant future?

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