Happy Hour at Reason's DC HQ with Virginia Postrel and FIRE, Tuesday, 1/28!

virginia postrelPlease join us to meet columnist and author Virginia Postrel, who will sign copies of her new book, The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion. Postrel is a regular columnist for Bloomberg View as well as a former Reason editor in chief and a current FIRE board member. She's been called "a master D.J. who sequences the latest riffs from the hard sciences, the social sciences, business, and technology, to name only a few sources." Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

We're also giving the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) a big "Welcome to DC!" shout-out as they set up their first-ever satellite office in the district. Come out, enjoy some food and drinks, and join in the fun!

  • What: Happy Hour with Virginia Postrel, FIRE, & Reason
  • When: Tuesday, January 28th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Where: Reason DC headquarters, 1747 Connecticut Ave. NW (map)

Attendance is free but RSVPs are required. Please let us know if you can make it by filling out our Eventbrite form: http://bit.ly/1dw7Ni1

If you have questions about the event, please contact Cynthia Bell at cynthia.bell@reason.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It sounds like they will be serving - as the French would say - tails d'cock.

  • Almanian!||

    ....along with that other French delicacy, whores' overies?

  • John||

    So what is the drinking etiquette if Postrel actually is back a Reason? Right now you drink every time you realize it is not the same since she left.

  • Almanian!||

    I personally vote for "drink all the time, regardless - any reason, no reason - whatever - drink."

  • John||

    You really haven't established your Yokultarian bonifides until you have gotten drunk and been asked to leave a Reason happy hour.

  • Towelie||

    Too bad I live in flyover country...

  • John||

    I could go, but my wife would insist on going and would keep me in line and from having any fun and getting thrown out.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    I bet my wife could get thrown out faster than I. What a woman...

  • John||

    You married well. My compliments.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    Yeah - thanks

  • Fluffy||

    I can't decide whether I'm still pushing the "Looking good, Ms. Postrel," meme or not.

  • John||

    In fairness Postrel has got to be over 50. She deserves to be judged against her weight class and not over all.

  • Aloysious||

    Is it ok to say "hubba-hubba", or is that one of the reasons Ms. Postrel hates the commentariat?

  • Aloysious||

    Interestingly, I did a quick google-fu image search and got this .

  • Aloysious||

    *sigh*. Need another drink. I meant that I did a quick image search of Ms. Postrel, and got that image.

  • ||

    What's the over under on how long she stays? How much would Warty's presence move that line?

  • Almanian!||

    COSMOTARIANS, ASSEMBLE!

    /cocktailz

  • Towelie||

    I have no idea what's goin' on....

    *bong hit*

  • R C Dean||

    Given la Postrel's known attitudes toward the commentariat, I'm surprised you're inviting us.

  • John||

    Does she hate us too?

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    "I hope no @reason commenters go on the cruise, because I don't want to meet these jerks."

  • John||

    No kidding? Where did she say that? Any idea if she had any particular jerk or jerks in mind?

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    It was Fredo! You let me DOWN!

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Um, here is us talking about it:

    http://reason.com/blog/2013/11.....nt_4136290

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    I think this is what triggered the jerk comment:

    http://reason.com/reasontv/201.....ew#comment

  • John||

    IT seems she is pissed that some people didn't like her hair. Wow. That is a chick move if there ever was one.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    That is a chick move if there ever was one.

    Yep - snorted raw Mountin Dew RIGHT outta my nose.

    FUCK that hurts...

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Yeah, it is hardly the worst thread I have ever walked in on.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    the worst thread I have ever walked in on

    For me, that would be the circumcision one a year or two ago. Holy FUCK it was brutal...on and on and on and on...like the opposite of a Jewish foreskim, AMIRITE??!!

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    I feel anger and satisfaction at the same time...

  • John||

    I honestly don't see where she would get off calling the people on here jerks. There are a couple of lefty trolls and one deranged stalker whose name shall not be invoked. Everyone else is spirited and direct. But I wouldn't say the board was full of jerks.

  • ||

    AHEM.

    (breathes on nails, polishes them on shirt)

  • John||

    You are an epic asshole. Jerk really doesn't do it justice.

  • Paul.||

    Come on, there are people here who are jerks. We love them like we love a red headed backroom sprog that you don't let friends see, but they can still be jerks.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    Paul, THANK YOU

  • R C Dean||

    We converse without any filters, really. I think that's what it really was. Its not that we are unusually jerkish, its just that around here, we let it all hang out.

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    Hey, RC:

    A. Barton Hinkleheimerschmidt
    His name is my name, too!
    Whenever we go out
    people always shout,
    "There goes A. Barton Hinkleheimerschmidt!"
    LALALALALALALA...

    *smooches* hth

  • AlmightyJB||

    You're all uncouth is fucking problem

  • Maxwell's Hummer||

    "Everyone else is spirited and direct."

    No, those are the jerks, John.

  • Paul.||

    You know what else was better when Virginia Postrel was runnin' thangs?

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    The price of gas?

  • Aloysious||

    Doughnuts?

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    The National Debt?

  • Almanian (sans exclamation pt)||

    Woman comes to locker room, sees grown men (and those two or three women who snuck in) act like JD's and idiots. Shockedness ensues.

    You know who else thought other people were jerks...

  • The Late P Brooks||

    All things considered, I'd trade Bok, Payne, Chapman, and Some Jerk to be Named Later for Postrel.

    So she's got that going for her.

  • PRX||

    you know who else let Postrel down?

  • Maxwell's Hummer||

    Jerks?

  • RishJoMo||

    Dude doesnt have a clue man.

    www.AnonWork.tk

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