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« on: August 26, 2010, 15:16:34 PM »

1 September 2010
McGinty’s Pub on Hill str, just past the Morningside Medi-Clinic
http://www.mcgintys.co.za/index.html
7:30 for 8pm
Facebook event page.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 15:18:23 PM »

spank you  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 10:39:14 AM »

Yesssss! I will be there.

I will also have my rig in the car (coming through straight from a lunch-time gig out in the Magaliesburg) and could offer them live music. But naaaa, I'd rather sit and relax/talk/debate/testify/get pissed with da Familia.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 10:42:08 AM »

i phoned the pub, and they wont have anything on then, so it should be quiet enough for us to do our thing and cause general choas
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 11:02:11 AM »

Here's the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109525249105547

Do they have a private or semi-private function room we can book?
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 11:14:32 AM »

it's very small pub akshully, very much a ma and pa kind of setup.  but they mainly do business over lunch hour, so we should be pretty much left to our lonesome.
unless there is some rugby or soccer game that i dont know of.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 11:22:50 AM »

Awesome  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 11:53:33 AM »

i booked a table for 10 pax, 7:30 in the smoking section.
generally i find it easiest to make your way to the graystone/rivonia intersection, then head north from there.  trying to fight your way along all of rivonia or through sandton is just a hell of traffic lights and construction.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 12:18:45 PM »

7:30 in the smoking section.

Yay!
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 13:42:27 PM »

i skeemed i would be the only one not smoking, so all things being equal, i should conform, hey?
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 13:45:47 PM »

Awesome... It's gonna be good. I've done some spreading the word on the blag & on Twitter and I suggest others do the same. It would be especially cool if we can draw in some newcomers.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 15:01:28 PM »

i skeemed i would be the only one not smoking, so all things being equal, i should conform, hey?
The next one will have more members leaning towards the non-smoking section.... if all goes well after the 7th.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 15:08:39 PM »

i skeemed i would be the only one not smoking, so all things being equal, i should conform, hey?

We generally have +- 20% smokers, so we usually sit in the smoking section to avoid the situation where there's always one or two people outside.

Down-side is the music is often louder in the smoking section, making conversation more difficult.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 15:10:58 PM »

this pub his an outside section, which has got heaters and the like, and as far as i can remember, not so much music. 
having a smoker in the group, is like having an english guy in the group.  everyone speak english to accomodate him, even if everyone else is dutch.
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2010, 15:59:26 PM »

In the case of the English guy it really is quite simple in my experience - everyone speaks English to him/her because often Afrikaans people have some grasp of the English language, while the English guy most likely has never gone to the trouble of learning the lingo that a small group of strange white folk in Africa speaks that is not spoken or understood anywhere else in the civilized world (that I know of)
The second reason is that English people enjoy laughing at Afrikaans speaker's English accents more that Afrikaners enjoy laughing at the English guys trying to speak Afrikaans. This is either because the Afrikaans guys are trying to be nice, or because the Afrikaans guys don't realize that they speak with exceptionally bad accents...
I guess its all in the interest of effective communication, really.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2010, 10:48:00 AM »

In the case of the English guy it really is quite simple in my experience - everyone speaks English to him/her because often Afrikaans people have some grasp of the English language, while the English guy most likely has never gone to the trouble of learning the lingo that a small group of strange white folk in Africa speaks that is not spoken or understood anywhere else in the civilized world (that I know of)
The second reason is that English people enjoy laughing at Afrikaans speaker's English accents more that Afrikaners enjoy laughing at the English guys trying to speak Afrikaans. This is either because the Afrikaans guys are trying to be nice, or because the Afrikaans guys don't realize that they speak with exceptionally bad accents...
I guess its all in the interest of effective communication, really.
No ... Lilli ... it's because English is way more cool and intelligent than Afrikaans.  Evil
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2010, 18:07:29 PM »

ooooooo stevo. nou soek jy kak     Evil
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 09:44:36 AM »

ooooooo stevo. nou soek jy kak     Evil
oooooo ... now you're looking for shit. Mmmmm ... okay ... sounds much better in Afrikaans. Heheh.
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2010, 10:17:21 AM »

i have, as of so far, encountered only two languages in which you can insult someone, and it sounds like poetry.
the one is Hindi, the other boere afrikaans. 
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2010, 10:28:06 AM »

I love Afrikaans and as you say GCG it's very expressive    'Voertsek!' is so much better than 'g'way!'. and then your particular way with words leave me breathless (sprakeloos). But when a dominee says "Dit is virrr my 'n bezondere voorrreg om hier te midde van die heuglike gebeurtenis, Godstyding aan u oor te dra!" then I want to vomit.
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2010, 10:37:48 AM »

Heheh - nice one Brian.

Hey gcg - please explain why I just received a message in my email saying the SITP has been cancelled? We still gonna have the SITP, right? Tell me I am panicking for no reason...
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2010, 10:42:19 AM »

no stress stevo.  i created an even on vleisbroek, then the skeptics group created one too, so no point having two of 'em.
hey, btw, do we have any fans of poetry here?

i credit my flair with die moedertaal to a stint in sasolburg, waiting tables and drinking rum till the sun comes up.  and of course, jack parow. hoss ja!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 11:20:24 AM »

GCG, Gavin and my daughter and I are in the process of publishing a collection of poems... here's one I wrote some months after my grandson died:

ROURKE
(2005)
Oh God No God
Angels denied
The pain of the child
The universe died.

Where does it go?
The heart is still
Too big the fight
Too hard the hill

The fright, the horror
The sand so red
No God, Oh God
My baby's dead

Where's God, what god?
A body broken,
a life too good
For God? Good God
So misunderstood.
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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 12:17:51 PM »

my stuff's all very morbid, some are angry, you know how it goes.  i would love to get published, but i use freeform, and a lot of puritan poets and readers dont consider that poetry.
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