Reason Happy Hour: And You Were There!

Thanks to a confluence of events - co-scheduling with America's Future Foundation, plugs on Wonkette, a butterfly flapping its wings halfway across the world - yesterday's Reason Happy Hour broke all attendance records. It was so popular that I hesitate to write snarky captions for these photos only to later discover that I just portrayed the programming director at ABC News or something as a red-eyed tail-chaser. But without further ado. If you're portrayed here and not mentioned in the caption, email dweigel at reason dot com.


One of our models showcases the new Reason T-shirts, constructed from breathable black cotton fibers that scientists have dubbed "Gillespiewear."

More below the fold.


Jeremy Lott, Doublethink Editor David Skinner, and Investor's Business Daily journo Sean Higgins hold court in the sofa room.


Sasha Volokh composes a poem on the spot for Ronald Bailey.


Drinkers crowd onto the 18th Street Lounge's veranda as, apparently, a nuclear weapon detonates.


To The People blogger Baylen Linnekin recovers from last night's blog party by... well, by partying.


Some people discuss some things. (I'm not good with names.)


Matthew Continetti and J. Peter Freire try to bring new Reason Associate Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward into the neocon fold.


Matthew Yglesias, Will Wilkinson and Justin Logan brainstorm ways to turn America over to the terrorists.


And a hundred Hit and Run commenters' hearts break into pieces.


After dousing myself in sweat, I discuss Michael Steele's amazing campaign skills with David Mark.


Chris Lehmann and Reason Web Editor Tim Cavanaugh ask the age-old question: "What the hell is that?"


Nick Gillespie re-enacts great moments from the lives of English kings with John Tabin.


Victoria Kurzweg is temporarily stunned by the charm of AFF's David Kirby.

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    is it possible that julian and kerry are the new brangelina?

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    anonymous,

    I don't know...maybe the Kellian? But we'll know things are going downhill when they start doing articles together...

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    What's in the martini glass in the left of the 5th pic ("To The People blogger", etc.). Looks like beer, but in a martini glass?

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    David Kirby is a dead ringer for Andrew Robinson, aka the scorpio killer in "Dirty Harry"

    "What about my constitutional rights!!!!"

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    You know why I clicked on John Tabin's link first?

    Because he's wearing a Snakes on a Plane tshirt.

    That's why.

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    Bubba Zanetti,

    Do you feel lucky, punk?

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    Grummun,

    Maybe the line for the bathroom was too long.

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    "maybe the Kellian?"

    Or the Jury?

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    Five dollars to anyone who trims Julian's sideburns at the next happy hour....

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    And a hundred Hit and Run commenters' hearts break into pieces.

    How so?

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    And a hundred Hit and Run commenters' hearts break into pieces.


    Mine, too, if only because this picture of them together is so adorable! I think anonymous is wrong. Julian and Kerry are a much more charismatic (and cuter) couple than Brangelina.

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    Phil Lip,

    Only you or Herrick could ask that question..

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    "And a hundred Hit and Run commenters' hearts break into pieces."

    I don't know who they are, but she is cute in that sort of geeky northeastern co-oed kind of way.

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    I don't know who they are, but she is cute in that sort of geeky northeastern co-oed kind of way.


    John,

    Are you blind? I'm female and I can't deny she's gorgeous. Sour grapes maybe?

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    When will the black t-shirts be available through the reason store?

    Events like this make me wish I lived in DC. Luckily, I come to my senses after thinking such things.

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    May the model (at the top) of the Gillespiewear, black tee shirt be named?

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    "...she is cute in that sort of geeky northeastern coed kind of way."

    And la Coulter is cute in a post-operative (?), transsexual prostitute kind of way.

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    Smaky,

    I am not blind and believe I love beautiful women. Maybe I have lived in the South too long. She is certainly not ugly but I see 10 women running in the morning that are as good or better than she. The woman who serves me lunch every day is better looking than her.

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    smacky,

    As far as this picture goes, I'm with John (btw, John, the picture is of Julian Sanchez and Kerry Howley). She still looks cute, but in the pictures in the previous thread (and in her profile) she was stunning. The camera conceals as much as it reveals, in both cases.

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    "And la Coulter is cute in a post-operative (?), transsexual prostitute kind of way."

    I have always thought Anne Coulter was way too skinny and had way too serious of chicken legs to walk around in belts mascarading as skirts. Now that you say that, she is a bit manish. That is funny.

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    john,
    that is a bit harsh. kerry kicks ass - mainly because of her brains. a really good brain only enhances whatever beauty already lies there.

    good to see that the pictures provoked important discussion...i guess i started it?

  • Baylen||

    Grummun,

    That's John LaBeaume drinking that pink/brown thing in the martini glass. Not sure what it was exactly -- vodka and Pimm's and dishwater? -- but I got him to switch to my drink (Campari and soda).

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    People.... the person in that picture is absolutely gorgeous. There is no debate about it, to not think so is to not be human. The girl ain't bad either.

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    Maybe the line for the bathroom was too long.

    There is a man that needs to be better hydrated.

    she is cute in that sort of geeky northeastern co-oed kind of way.

    The shape of Kerry's face and the set of her eyes makes me think she's got some Mediterranean heritage.

    Julian and Kerry are a much more charismatic (and cuter) couple than Brangelina.

    But what will the children look like?

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    People.... the person in that picture is absolutely gorgeous. There is no debate about it, to not think so is to not be human. The girl ain't bad either.

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    anonymous,

    a really good brain only enhances whatever beauty already lies there.

    But if John didn't know who she was, he can be forgiven for judging her solely by what the picture shows.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    John, there may be better pictures of Ms Howley, but rest assured, she definitely makes the cut. Try this one.

    Besides Smacky, Mrs TWC, also a female, agrees as well.

    I appreciate the photos but I was hoping to see some candids of the commenters as well. Pretty please.

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    This party clearly contradicted #57 of the party code:

    You can not have a genuine party where more than 10% of the men are wearing cream GAP panse

    Not enough people in:

    a)Chicken Suits
    b)Ass-less Chaps

  • Baylen||

    Kerry's brainy and hot. Debate over.

  • Warren||

    And a hundred Hit and Run commenters' hearts break into pieces.

    Heart break? Not this ol' calcified ticker of mine. Kerry Howley is an unattainable goddess. If she were dating another woman, or better yet a zebra, that would make her even hotter. The fact that she's in a relationship with another guy just doesn't enter into it. It's not as though my chances have evaporated, they never existed to begin with. That's not going to stop me from lusting after her.

    Not that she needs to get a restraining order. I'll keep five hundred feet away, and not initiate any contact. However, as long as she remains a feature of Reason online, I will continue to exercise my right to free speech and express my deeply felt convictions. Convictions such as:
    I would gladly drag my balls through eight miles of broken glass for the pleasure of sniffing the tire tracks of the garbage truck that hauled away Kerry Howley's used panties.

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    crimethink,

    Why is that?

    smacky,

    I see, so that is Julian Sanchez and Kerry Howley. And?

  • Warren||

    I got him to switch to my drink (Campari and soda).

    Ahh Campari, the Aperitif to which we Americans owe so much of the
    free speech/press rights
    that we enjoy.

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    I give KH's profile pic a 7.5. But the one upthread is maybe a 5.

    I think we all know how to resolve this debate. Someone needs to submit her picture on HotOrNot.com. Better yet, submit both pics (profile and above). Let the market decide!

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    Gillespiewear??

    Hell, where is the leather?
    Not yesterday, it was 90/90 on the veranda.

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    Do the guys from Thievery Corporation still own/run the ESL? Just curious.

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    Do the guys from Thievery Corporation still own/run the ESL? Just curious.

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    Do the guys from Thievery Corporation still own/run the ESL? Just curious.

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    Do the guys from Thievery Corporation still own/run the ESL? Just curious.

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    just another dude wanting to know how to get a new reason t-shirt.

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    Phil Lip,

    Have you been "cured"? ;-)

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    This party clearly contradicted #57 of the party code:

    You can not have a genuine party where more than 10% of the men are wearing cream GAP panse

    Not enough people in:

    a)Chicken Suits
    b)Ass-less Chaps



    Gezus Christ, Mark VIII! I nearly choked to death on a mouthful of salad while reading your comment. You need to start using disclaimers.


    I would gladly drag my balls through eight miles of broken glass for the pleasure of sniffing the tire tracks of the garbage truck that hauled away Kerry Howley's used panties.


    Warren,

    That's poetry there. Beautiful.

    You know, we had an underpants-sniffer in my second year college dorm. Someone caught him once...boy did my roomate and I taunt him. Good times.

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    Phil Lip,

    Have you been "cured"? ;-)

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    "You know, we had an underpants-sniffer in my second year college dorm. Someone caught him once...boy did my roomate and I taunt him. Good times."


    Smacky,

    I once sent a soldier to jail for 3 months and had him kicked out of the Army for collecting hundreds of pairs of women's underpants from various women living in his barracks. He was breaking into their rooms to steal not their stereos or wallets, but their panties. We found him with hundreds of pairs in his room, all of which were identified by some poor woman in his unit. I never would have though panti sniffing could be compulsive, but I guess so.

    Okay, Howeley is good looking. She is not Selma Hayak, Natalie good looking but good looking. My only point was that there are millions just like her, which of course makes getting up and facing the lousy rotten day worth doing.

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    crimethink,

    *shrug*

    I'm really not terribly interested cryptic games.

    BTW, re: your earlier statement on Prof. McCloskey, would you tell her what you told us to her face?

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    This gathering appears to have had a critical mass of hot geeky men. I've got to make it to one of these things.

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    Natalie Portman good looking I mean.

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    For the record:

    1) This one ain't bad either.
    2) Warren officially creeps me out.

    For Phil:
    Julian and Kerry are officially "an item."

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    Mediageek,

    She looks like a younger version of Justine Shapiro the old Lonely Planet host on the Travel Channel, who for the record I have always had a terrible crush on. Perhaps my unrequited love for Justine causes me not to fully appreciate Howley's beauty.

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    mediageek,

    Well, congratulations to the happy couple I guess! :)

    I still don't see the reason to get worked up over it. In other words, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Honestly, if I were Julian or Kerry I'd be a bit creeped out by all of this attention.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Warren, It's.....

    crawl across forty miles of broken glass to bite the tires on the laundry truck that took her panties away..........

    And you know, I've used that line in bars many times. It always seems to work. The women just can't resist you once you commit to tire biting (or dragging your balls through broken glass).

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    Dear Reason:

    You brought this level of commentary on yourselves. Sometimes, just sometimes, the distributed intelligence of your readership can be led into near uniform short circuit.

    Don't play with the kyptonite.

    Your Pal,

    Jason

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    Dear Reason:

    You brought this level of commentary on yourselves. Sometimes, just sometimes, the distributed intelligence of your readership can be led into near uniform short circuit.

    Don't play with the kryptonite.

    Your Pal,

    Jason

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    Dear Reason:

    You brought this level of commentary on yourselves. Sometimes, just sometimes, the distributed intelligence of your readership can be led into near uniform short circuit.

    Don't play with the kryptonite.

    Your Pal,

    Jason

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    "I still don't see the reason to get worked up over it. In other words, there are plenty of fish in the sea."

    Celebrity, even of the semi-obscure-policy-wonk-on-teh-intarweb variety is, it would seem, a bitch.

    "Honestly, if I were Julian or Kerry I'd be a bit creeped out by all of this attention."

    Ditto.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Speaking of Salma Hayek,

    Salma v Frederick link is here



    along with a bunch of other links to cool stuff & a good picture of Salma.

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    Dear Reason:

    You brought this level of commentary on yourselves. Sometimes, just sometimes, the distributed intelligence of your readership can be led into near uniform short circuit.

    Don't play with the kryptonite.

    Your Pal,

    Jason

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    Sorry, but I don't think paying a couple of compliments to somebody is creepy. If you are creeped out by somebody paying you an innocent compliment or two, then you probably think too highly of yourself. I'll make a point not to compliment some of you in the future.

    Snark away.

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    "Sorry, but I don't think paying a couple of compliments to somebody is creepy. If you are creeped out by somebody paying you an innocent compliment or two, then you probably think too highly of yourself. I'll make a point not to compliment some of you in the future.

    Snark away."


    Absolutely. You go Smacky. And for the record, I bet you are cuter than Howley.

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    And we wonder why there aren't more women at the Reason gatherings........

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    In a perfect world, Friedrich Hayek's words be coming out of Salma Hayek. Libertopia would be a reality. Sigh.

    Just an observation about this thread: I think I know what's wrong with libertarians.

  • Warren||

    Mediageek,
    I know, I get that a lot.

    TWC,
    I came by my version twenty years ago in my Navy days. It's been about that long since I've tried to pickup a woman in a bar. In countless attempts, I've never once been successful. Your success just confirms my suspicions. Cool guys can pick up chicks no matter what they say or do, while incurably creepy guys like me are doomed. Honesty, devotion, intelligence, humor, and a big penis count for nothing.

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    Friesian.com? My first thought was that it must have something to do with Peter Stuyvesant, Mata Hari, Troelstra, or Escher - all odd people to associate with libertarian ideas. Well, I don't really know about Escher's ideas outside of using optical illusions in prints.

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    Nothing posting correctly.

    I'm running about 1 successful comment for every 6 or 7 I've tried to get through the servers over the last week.

    Not worth the frustration.

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    I apologize on behalf of certain of my Hit and Run brethren. If any of these neanderthal or insensitive comments make Kerry feel bad or creep her out, I volunteer to comfort her, in the manner of a kind and compassionate older brother.

    A creepy, touchy-feely, hillbilly kind and compassionate older brother.

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    Warren,

    Maybe you've just been a little too close-minded: you can get a man with those qualities.

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    I just creeped myself out. I'm sorry.

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    Yeah,

    Kind of like this guy Stevo.

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7161/371/1600/KenRenee.jpg

    It is just me or is that the creepiest personal pick ever put on a blog?

  • VM||

    Stevo - you're starting to act as though you're from EAST of the river.

    And you know what that makes you.....

    A DOWNSTATER (jarring chord! all gasp!)


    On a serious note: hope your family, friends, and loved ones are with power and survived the storms there last week!

  • Warren||

    Erik,
    I don't want a man with those qualities, I am a man with those qualities. The qualities I want are: Big soft curves, sweet disposition, education, and a joie de vivre.


    OH, and a vagina, that's very important, she must have a vagina.

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    A creepy, touchy-feely, hillbilly kind and compassionate older brother.

    Ah yes, creepy older brothers... Y'all know what a "Kentucky Virgin" is don't ya?

    A 12 year-old who can outrun her older brother.

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    HEY!! WHAT THE?!!!

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    OH, and a vagina, that's very important, she must have a vagina.

    I've got a vagina in my ass...

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    Just to continue the low level of this thread. People rave about Howley, but really Mangu-Ward is pretty cute and so is Victoria Kurzweg and the girl holding the T-shirt is not bad either. Not a bad collection of women all and all. Way to go Reason.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Warren, oddly enough, the military is where I picked up my classic rendition of crawl across forty miles of broken glass........

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    " Maybe I have lived in the South too long."

    No other region of the nation even comes close to producing beautiful women. I have lived all over the country (Ess Eff, NY, NO, ATL, LA, D.C., etc.) and hands down, the women in the south are without equal.

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    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7161/371/1600/KenRenee.jpg

    It is just me or is that the creepiest personal pick ever put on a blog?

    Well, I try not to read too much into these things lest I further taint my own soul, so I'd probably need some more context before I judge, but that is potentially creepy. Especially with his Tom Wolfe hat and her "am I sure I want to be here?" expression.

    VM -- To make a long story short, everyone I know here is well, thank you. Most people have their power back, finally.

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    "I would gladly drag my balls through eight miles of broken glass for the pleasure of sniffing the tire tracks of the garbage truck that hauled away Kerry Howley's used panties."

    Reminds me of the lyrics to an old punk song (I forget which): I'd crawl through a mile of shit just to suck off the last guy that fucked her.

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    Just to continue the low level of this thread. People rave about Howley, but really Mangu-Ward is pretty cute and so is Victoria Kurzweg and the girl holding the T-shirt is not bad either. Not a bad collection of women all and all. Way to go Reason.

    I don't think I've seen any announcement prior to this about Ms. Mangu-Ward joining Reason, but she probably deserves to get her bio and photo up on the site masthead ASAP. Maybe she could be wearing a bikini and holding a pillow that says "Reason" on it.

    I have no idea who Victoria Kurzweg is, but her too.

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    enough of this crap already...where do you buy a black cotton "Gillespiewear" T-shirt???

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    Anybody else notice that the Mangu-Ward picture is just a close up of the "nuclear detonation" picture?

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    What's in the martini glass in the left of the 5th pic ("To The People blogger", etc.). Looks like beer, but in a martini glass?

    It's obviously a beertini. It's the latest trendy drink for those who are sophisticated and upscale, yet still in touch with the Common Man.

    There's also the Coorsmopolitan, especially popular among the ladies.

    Anybody else notice that the Mangu-Ward picture is just a close up of the "nuclear detonation" picture?

    Well, except that everyone has moved, and there's no longer a guy eclipsing Associate Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward.

  • David Weigel||

    Just to continue the low level of this thread. People rave about Howley, but really Mangu-Ward is pretty cute and so is Victoria Kurzweg and the girl holding the T-shirt is not bad either. Not a bad collection of women all and all. Way to go Reason.

    Subtext: "Too bad all the guys look like bridge trolls who just got worked over with lead pipes."

  • Baylen||

    Hey!

  • Stephen Gordon||

    "May the model (at the top) of the Gillespiewear, black tee shirt be named?"

    The model is totally exposed here.

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    Shit, looks like ya'll were having a great time. Maybe I'll have to vacation over in that part of the world one of these days and attend one of these functions.

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    Thanks, Stephen Gordon, for totally exposing April. She's under the Hammer, eh?
    Well, at least she seems happy and appears to be well nourished.
    That's the main thing.

  • Stephen Gordon||

    "I have always thought Anne Coulter was way too skinny and had way too serious of chicken legs to walk around in belts mascarading as skirts. Now that you say that, she is a bit manish. That is funny."

    We've been wondering the same thing about Coulter's true gender.

  • Warren||

    Thanks Stephen,
    Good pics, and they totally continue the confirm the Hot Babe/Bridge Troll hypothesis... Oh er, sorry. Hey, you're way funnier than David. This one had me in stitches.

    Me looking at Weigel while contemplating the BCRA implications of billing for April�s modeling services

    PS I don't really think its fair to say ALL the guys look like trolls (wasn't Julian voted Mr. Open Borders?). However, it does appear that all the women are Bah-ZOOOO-Gah 8^) worthy, including all the unidentified babes in background.

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    Question for Dave Weigel and others from Reason...

    Didn't Katherine Mangu-Ward write orginally at The Weekly Standard? Her name sounds familiar in my more conservative days...

  • Angela Keaton||

    That's one of the better looking sets of libertarian photos ever posted. Like top 10%. I keep track of these things.

    Howley is hot. I'd hit it.

    Oh Wait, this is why the old ball and chain won't let me post here anymore.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Southern girls knock me out but.....

    .....wish they all could be California girls.

    40 years later and Brian Wilson is still right.

  • Warren||

    40 years later and Brian Wilson is still right.

    Can't agree with you there TWC. California girls are all fake. Fake hair, fake face, fake tits, and they are far more interested in what other people are doing with their lives, than they are with their own.

    Also not on board with Southern girls. I think most of their supposed superior good looks is just less clothing. They also tend to be less educated and toting more emotional baggage (courtesy of their fucked up family).

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    Warren, you are officially creeping me out. Stick to brilliant comments, not creepy lusting.

  • Warren||

    thoreau,
    That's good advice. Like Melvin, I can control how creepy I allow myself to get. But it all comes from the same mind. I feel the same urge to get it out either way. Besides, every now and then I have a Holden-Amy moment with Smacky.

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