Reason Happy Hour: A Retrospective

Photos of last night's Reason Happy Hour are up. Here's a teaser: volunteer Reason mascot Jeremy "the Hypocrite in the Thick of It" Lott.

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    Was it me or did Radley look blew the fuck out?

  • Guy Montag||

    Whew!

    Oh, my boycott of David's stories is officially over.

    Nice to meet you in person David! I thought of changing my handle to "The Ann Coulter Fan" after someone called me that out on the smoking deck :)

  • Jesse Walker||

    Memo to self: Never let Dave photograph you while you're swallowing beer.

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    I'll try to say this without sounding creepy or Warren-like: there are more very attractive women in those pics than I would have expected for such a gathering. I won't name names, but at least one female Reason staffer inspired an under-the-breath "Dayumn!"

    The male staffers all seem to look very different from their byline pics.

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    Megan McArdle looks about 8 feet tall. Was everyone else sitting or was it just a weird perspective?

  • Timothy||

    JF: She's 6'2"

  • Timothy||

    By-the-By, Dave, the red-headed beardy guy in the photo next to Eric Pfeiffer is Frank Conry.

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    I think McArdle would be the first pick in any pickup basketball game at these events. Wow is she tall. Is the Reason stamp over the St. Pauli Girl label a photoshop for trademark purposes?

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    At what point did Radley have to resort to injecting whiskey? The dude looks stinko!

  • Guy Montag||

    I am just relieved that my image is still unable to be captured with photographic equipment.

    Still have trouble using mirrors too.

  • David Weigel||

    At what point did Radley have to resort to injecting whiskey? The dude looks stinko!

    It was actually pretty early in the night. Radley just had trouble adjusting to the camera's bright flash. This was the best of eight photos.

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    So who held whose hair while they barfed?

  • Guy Montag||

    Number 6,

    The only people there who look a lot like their byline pictures in real life are Nick Gillespie and Radley Balko.

    ALL of the women are much better looking in person. Dave did a good job of getting them looking good in these pictures.

    For some reason Mr. Flynn looked very familiar and I finally realized that he looks a lot like Don Prudhomme (back when I was a kid). He and his wife had really good stories about US Passports not being accepted as ID in the US. My similar experience was not as entertaining as theirs.

    Shockingly, I could not sell a single carbon credit in that crowd! Perhaps I will try a happy hour for readers of The Nation.

  • Jesse Walker||

    The male staffers all seem to look very different from their byline pics.

    I didn't drag out the Stalin statue til midnight.

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    David,

    Why do you hold women with closed fists like that?

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    Good crowd, it looks like. Nice to see some Dow and WSJ types there too. Sometimes I worry that blogs just talk amongst themselves.

  • David Weigel||

    Why do you hold women with closed fists like that?

    To defend them from Hit and Run commenters who want to see if they're as hot as their byline photos.

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    It was actually pretty early in the night. Radley just had trouble adjusting to the camera's bright flash. This was the best of eight photos.



    Well that sucks. Oh well, there is no reason to let "reality" get in the way perception. He still gets the 'Most Accomplished Drinker of the Evening According to the Photos on H&R' award as far as I am concerned. Mission accomplished Radley. Mission accomplished.

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    Jeremy Lott knows how to smile?
    My world view is shattered.

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    WOW! I express my unbridled Lust. Inappropriate lewd suggestions galore.

    Still wondering about Cathy's hairstyle (also, did she get a face lift?)

    And who shows up at the bar in a suit and tie? Even if I wore the monkey suit every day, I'd have that tie loose by the time I was sucking suds.

  • Guy Montag||

    And who shows up at the bar in a suit and tie? Even if I wore the monkey suit every day, I'd have that tie loose by the time I was sucking suds.

    Seems to be a winter thing in DC. At the last one I attended, a couple of months ago, I was just about the only person wearing a tie.

    Yes, I do keep my tie on and when wearing a suit even after work.

  • ed||

    "creepy or Warren-like"

    You gonna take that sitting down, Warren?

  • StephenGordon||

    And who shows up at the bar in a suit and tie?

    Since Gillespie wasn't in any of the photographs, it should be noted that he showed up wearing his typical business attire: Rebellious. Black. Leather.

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    Cool kids always wear ties when they go out and get stinko.

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    ed,
    You make one enthusiastic musing in unorthodox terms and you're labeled "creepy" for life. Wadda ya gonna do? Me, I start drinking early and type with one hand.

  • VM||

    [passes Warren the cheetos]

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    Jesse, regarding the Stalin statue, was taken in that yard of Soviet statuary in Lithuania?

    Also, Megan McCardle is quite tall, but are the rest of you people like 5'6 or something? I know Milton Friedman was tiny, is that something that Libertarians tend to?

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    David Weigel really does look kinda like Charlie Sheen.

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    Hmm,

    I have the same sweater as Balko.

    Nick

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    Also, David Weigel terrifies me now that I see how much like Charlie Sheen he looks.

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    I have the same drunk eyes as Balko - my friends call it the "two piss holes in a snow bank" look.

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    As fine-looking as the Women of Reason are, it was Dow Jones and Cato that really piqued my interest here.

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    Since Gillespie wasn't in any of the photographs, it should be noted that he showed up wearing his typical business attire: Rebellious. Black. Leather.


    *throws the horns*

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    We need some gender balance in the "OMG hawt" comments. Ladies?

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Yeah, well, while y'all were having a great time, including Mrs TWC, I was stuck here at the Casa with a crummy bottle of red. It was a struggle to get the kids off Runescape and onto common denominators....

    At least it's warm.

  • Guy Montag||

    David Weigel really does look kinda like Charlie Sheen.

    Actually, he looks like the guy who could kick Charlie Sheen's butt and take his look home.

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    Come to think of it, I too ahve the same drunk eyes as Balko. This is getting creepy. Add in the facts that I grew up in mideast Indiana, and I'm a libertarian, it's downright scary. I bet it has something to do with the number 23 and HFCS.

    Nick

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    ...it was Dow Jones and Cato that really piqued my interest here...

    I can remember before Cato got progressive when there were exactly zero chicks there. Might be an exaggeration, but it's only slight.

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    I'd like to note that it's about 1 o'clock and Radley Balko hasn't posted anything today.

    "Flash" indeed.

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    Why do you hold women with closed fists like that?

    To defend them from Hit and Run commenters who want to see if they're as hot as their byline photos.


    oh, snap!

    seriously. many of you need to lay off the "daaaaaaamn" comments; it smacks of horny teenagers on myspace. at best.

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    To my eyes, Weigel has looked like:

    A young Robert Smith
    Kyle Mclaughlin
    Charlie Sheen

    None of those are bad. I also looked a bit like a young Fat Bob in the 80's and I got a lot of play from it. He's just one of those guys who look like people.

    Warren,
    One comment? You actually asked if a woman had gotten a facelift in this very thread. Asperger's much?

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    Balko shitfaced only serves to elevate his prowess as a libertarian superhero in my sober eyes.

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    Montag has declared dentente with Weigel? And there was a smoking deck?

    Damn this damnable Consumptio..hack hack wheeze. (fist shaking)

    Til' next time, Huckleberry..

    V

  • Guy Montag||

    And there was a smoking deck?

    Yes. Through my finely crafted non-invasive interrogation techniques I querried Mr. Gillespie, then the establishment staff to find the location of the second floor smoking area. The view is one of the best kept secrets in DC.

    There is a trick for reentry that only people with a certain engineering talent can discover without persuading a staff member to reveal.

  • Jeremy Lott||

    Man I have a big head.

  • mediageek||

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    OMG! I just realized that if David Weigel had blond hair, he would look a lot like a good friend of mine.

    And they both look kinda like Charlie Sheen.

  • mediageek||

    Also, Megan McArdle is striking.

    And I didn't know she was Jane Galt. (I felt dumb after Googling her name and realizing I've read her blog semi-regularly.)

  • dhex||

    [insert joke about radley balko conducting a no-knock raid on his liver here]

    seriously, you guys have a lot of balls posting this stuff considered how many fucking creepazoids the comments section has.

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    Also, Megan McArdle is striking.

    And I didn't know she was Jane Galt.


    Did you know she could cook?
    http://www.reason.com/blog/show/118951.html#comments

  • Jesse Walker||

    Jesse, regarding the Stalin statue, was taken in that yard of Soviet statuary in Lithuania?

    No, it was in Moscow.

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    Eric the .5b,

    "We need some gender balance in the "OMG hawt" comments. Ladies?"

    I don't know how others see it, but as far as I'm concerned, no Nick = no comment.

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    mediageek,

    Ha - I read that one yesterday. I also like this one: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38688

  • Guy Montag||

    Warren,

    Did you know she could cook?

    I hope so. Her smokin' hotness should be licensed as a weapon, er, if I actually believed in weapon licensing that is.

  • mediageek||

    Warren, I didn't make the connection, nor watch the video. So, nope, I didn't.

    I can cook decently. Nothing super fancy-shmancy, but I haven't killed anyone yet.

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    Looks like I missed a good one... next time!

  • mediageek||

    Smacky, so that's what happened to this guy.

    :-D

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    Steven Crane: Maybe "dayumn" is not the best way to put it. But I think that one can comment that a woman in a picture is attractive without being a teenage horndog or internet stalker. It's the difference between, "Wow, she's very good looking" and "I think I'll make some mind-bogglingly inappropriate sexual comment about her."

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    mediageek,

    Yikes! That really sounds eerily similar to me in some ways:

    "Like, just yesterday, I passed by this Christian bookstore, and in the window they had those statues of Jesus playing basketball and a bunch of other sports with little kids. Now, how are you supposed to pass something like that up?"

    I have actually purchased wall art of Jesus playing baseball -- for a friend of mine. I was later very upset with myself for not buying all four of the series: soccer, basketball, baseball, and (I think) football. They were only, like, a dollar.

    And I won't even mention the Muppet Babies kick-drum that I recently had to stop myself from buying on eBay. Er, nevermind.

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    Kerry Howley is very easy on the eyes....

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    Figures. Libertarians get attractive women after I get married, to a never-gonna-be-anything-but-liberal no less.

    I must like abuse.

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    I won't name names, but at least one female Reason staffer inspired an under-the-breath "Dayumn!"

    Quit thinking lustful thoughts about Cathy Young.

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    Of course Warren is creepy. Just be glad he's not a famous monster.

    Kevin

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    The guy talking to Mike Alissi looks like his life is in danger.

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    re: reason lady-authors being hot: it doesn't matter what a libertarian girls looks like to me; the brain is hots enough. "you had me at 'taxation is theft.'"

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    I am contractually obligated to remind everybody here that my wife is more attractive than any of the Reason writers.

  • Guy Montag||

    The guy talking to Mike Alissi looks like his life is in danger.

    It was, but the unseen hand of the free market saved him.

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    I've been reading this blog without comment for a coupla' years and assumed y'all were normal-aged like me. Now I realize y'all are children. How is it you've developed alleged ideas at your age?

  • TWC||

    Thowrow, you cannot just leave that dangling, you've got to link to a pix of your better half. And remember the lesson.

    Hey Old Guy! There's two of us.

  • Guy Montag||

    What about the guy with the pig shirt? He fixed all of the servers for this 'blog and everything!

    Cool guy too. We chatted about hacking and pork.

  • Robert Stacy McCain||

    Wow, Mike Flynn, John Fund, Jason Talley, David Kirby -- they must have all left before I got there. Maybe I shouldn't have called LeBeaume and told him I was on my way.

    But I did have a great time. Got to meet Guy Montag, Cathy Young and flirt with Michael Moynihan's wife.

  • Robert Stacy McCain||

    Julian Sanchez | March 9, 2007, 2:29pm | #

    Looks like I missed a good one... next time!


    We missed you, Julian. But I understand you've been busy since you joined the Marines. I think Weigel was telling me something about that ....

  • Robert Stacy McCain||

    David Weigel | March 9, 2007, 11:21am | #

    Why do you hold women with closed fists like that?

    To defend them from Hit and Run commenters who want to see if they're as hot as their byline photos.


    I think people need to re-learn the difference between flirting and stalking. The regime of sexual harassment law in the workplace has made some people afraid to pay or receive compliments in any context. If you're not actually trying to put the hit on someone, just relax, be yourself, and say whatever wildly inappropriate thing comes to mind. (BTW Nick: Next time, could you ask the Dragonfly management to keep the crappy Eurodisco to sub-thunderous levels? I kept having to repeat my tasteless double-entendres. Spoils the effect.)

  • dhex||

    "you had me at 'taxation is theft.'"

    that's a decent t-shirt slogan, i think.

  • Guy Montag||

    Robert Stacy McCain,

    Was great to meet you! Yes, I agree on that loud music. I had the same problem with my bad jokes, or maybe the "Honey, what are you thinking about?" joke is not as good as I thought.

    Meeting at a Bailey's would be great, on several levels :)

    Just read your Ann Coulter article. Good stuff! I guess I fall on the side, apparently with Miss Coulter, that bringing up the way people act is fair game. Picking on people personally for their race/ethnicity is wrong.

    I never heard anybody call John F. Kerry (he was in Vietnam) a fairy, faggot, wuss, or anything non-masculine, even after his "Who among us does not appreciate NASCAR?" line, or even the Swiss Cheesteak at Pat's in Philly. He got called lots of other appropriate things, but not effeminate.

    Jeff Gordon of NASCAR fame gets that all of the time, because he acts like a wimp. Michale Waltrip does not get any of that even though he has a very lispy voice, much more pronounced than Albert Gore, Jr.

    dhex,

    That is a good one. My favorite is "Marxism is the opiate of dumbasses"

    Lastly, I am glad that none of the photos of my scrawny, wimpy self surfaced. I don't want the Arts & Sciences MAFIA showing up at the next event to kick my butt!

  • Robert Stacy McCain||

    Just read your Ann Coulter article. Good stuff!


    Well, we were thorough. As Weigel said, we reported it "to a bloody pulp," which I take as a compliment.

    By the way, I just discovered that my review of Godless from the September issue of Chronicles is now online. The point of the review, basically, is that Miss Coulter's penchant for controversy seems to have given her an appreciation for others banished from the ranks of "respectable conservatives."

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    or

    dumbasses are the opiates of marxism.

  • Guy Montag||

    Robert Stacy McCain,

    The point of the review, basically, is that Miss Coulter's penchant for controversy seems to have given her an appreciation for others banished from the ranks of "respectable conservatives."

    Cool! I never entered those ranks. I slipped in from being a fiscal conservative/social liberal voting Democrat, to voting Republican. Somehow, being anti-marriege makes me some sort of ultra-Liberal in the eyes of the "Conservatives" and a homophobe warming ovens up in the eyes of the "Liberals".

    Same same with being non-racist.

    I think the only things that "invite" me into the "Conservative" camp are the cool guns and the 'hybrid' muscle car :)

    brotherben,

    dumbasses are the opiates of marxism.

    Nice!

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