Grylliade gathering in the Big Apple: Ocular proof

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The photos are in from the Hit & Run commenters gathering on July 22 at New York City's Revival Bar. Click here for pictures of Jennifer describing the size of the, um, bass she caught to MK; dhex still trying to figure out how to do the live-long-and-prosper sign; Eric II drilling holes in the furniture through the sheer power of his thousand-yard stare. If all that doesn't get your attention, then dig the Hit & Run angels greeting the drunken dregs of the evening with their most chipper "Good Morning, Charlie!"…

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  1. Why didn’t Eric II put out with the sitar music?

  2. yeah I don’t photograph well either.

  3. You had to put the single worst picture of me on the front page, didn’t you, Tim? This is why so few women are libertarians, you know.

    Note to all: the temperature was 95 degrees and the relative humidity was 99 percent, and two-thirds of all female attendees (which is to say me and ATR, but not Smacky), agreed we were having the worst hair days of our lives.

  4. Hot guys, hot girls. Who wouldn’t want to be libertarian?

  5. Jennifer,
    Quit yer bitchin’. Ya’ll look great. Besides, that picture shows off more curls and less frizz than the others.

  6. Oh no. I don’t know how I feel about this. I know people who know me IRL lurk here. I am not photogenic! There was also no power in Queens so I literally got dressed in the dark.

  7. Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer,

    YOU LOOK FINE!!!!

    Very nice, even!

    Though you do have competition! 🙂

  8. All three H&R women are totally babelicious. The guys look… well, like what you’d expect. Lots of ‘character’.

    And Jennifer uses a cigarette holder? Tres chic.

  9. Men just don’t get it.

  10. So there’s this new toy on the internet from myheritage.com that lets you upload photos, then it will scan them and tell you which celebrities you resemble most. (I got Malcolm X on my list!)
    The link in the above picture leads to a good head shot of Jeff & Jennifer. I uploaded it.
    Jeff:
    Ang Lee, John Belushi, Bo Xilai, Eminem
    Jennifer:
    Britney Spears, Sarah Michelle Gellar, River Phoenix, Elisha Cuthbert, Cheryl Tweedy, Alicia Silverstone, Grace Kelly, Nicolette Sheridan, Twiggy, Henry Ford

    Raise your hand if you thought you would never see Twiggy and Henry Ford on the same list.

  11. Men just don’t get it.

    Said, petuantly, whilst stomping your foot. 🙂

  12. Oddly, dhex looks exactly the way I imagined him.

    BTW, Jennifer, what’s up with that tilting down of the head thing every time someone takes your photo? Is that some actorly headshot modeling reflex?

  13. BTW, Jennifer, what’s up with that tilting down of the head thing every time someone takes your photo? Is that some actorly headshot modeling reflex?

    The picture on this screen was an accident; I was actually in the middle of raising my head when the photo was snapped. But for the most part, I just don’t like having my picture taken. I even hate the one posted on my blog, but after my boyfriend took (and I rejected) about 30 pictures, things reached a point where I could either post a photo I liked, or keep my boyfriend. After much deliberation, I went with the boyfriend.

    Who went on to take the aforementioned picture. So did I make the right choice?

  14. Wow, I had assumed that Smacky was a typing frog.

  15. At one point in the evening we heard the sound of someone being oppressed down the street, then linked together to form the giant LiberTron…

  16. See, Jeff? I told you to Photoshop me out of that damned photo, and you didn’t, and NOW look what happened!

    I don’t just know where you live, honey; I have a fucking housekey!

  17. I don’t see anything bad about anyone’s hair. A lovely group of ladies.

    However, someone has a mischievous, almost demonic look in her eyes. I wonder if she draws the Rapture-types to her blog. 🙂

  18. I think the photo makes you look both cute and a bit perverse. So get over it ;).

  19. Why didn’t Eric II put out with the sitar music?

    Next time around, you can drop by with a feather boa and a sequined shirt, and I’ll bust out a sitar. Though someone’ll first have to show me what one looks like.

  20. Well now.

  21. Holy shit, am I ever on the wrong side of the country.

    Then again, my wife would probable say that it’s a good thing that I’m on this side of the country.

    Pix like these make me glad to be a libertarian!!! 😀

  22. I have to admit, Smacky is quite attractive. Not not that the other three are not, but she is very pleasent.

  23. ATR has a decent beef. The front page photo is definetly her worst photo out the ones they could have chosen. But it’s Smacky’s best picture. And Jennifer’s best picture is probably the last one. For your blog, I suggest you recreate the cigarette holder against a lime green background pic, but this time 86 the creepy zoned out look. Go for the naughty little seductress thing you got going in the other pics. ATR is more my type in general, so I am especially frustrated by the poor pictures taken of her. She needs to be photographed in either natural light or with a better flash. The low light yellowish hue that overwhelms all of her close up shots just doesn’t compliment her skin tone.

  24. John, did you miss the penis/fishhooks thread? Don’t mess with Smacky. She is just too enthusiastic about that sort of thing. Don’t think girlfriend- think _ex_-girlfriend. In your sleep man, in your sleep.

  25. Jennifer, I dig the cigarette holder. All you need is a cape and to draw dollar signs with the smoke and you’d be…oh never mind, some fantasies are too good to come true.

  26. Tagore,

    yes I missed the penis fishhook thread. From the sounds of it, I am glad I did. Smacky does have a little bit of the “step into my parlor, said the spider to the fly” look about her. She is just a little too nice and innocent looking now that you mention it. Perhaps that i why I find her appealing.
    Also, what is up with libertarian women being redheads?

  27. Oh, wait, now I see the resemblance.

  28. Tim should have titled this, “Libertarianism: Attracting white women of all different hair colors.”

    (This line is not mine, but it’s too good not to post; credit goes to ATR.)

  29. smacky is, as if I didn’t already know this, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and, when she gets a firm grip on her bumbershoot, and begins to float, Mary Poppins style, you can see almost all the way to her bustle.
    What a treat!

    I’m just sayin’.
    (I probly shouldn’t be sayin’, eh?)

    And John: stop scoring.
    Everyone is beautiful. Just relax and enjoy it.

    Ocular proof indeed!
    Are all vestal virgins redheads, or close thereto?

  30. Ok, for your edification John… https://www.reason.com/hitandrun/2006/06/please_wont_som.shtml

    But I don’t hold it against smacky- well of course not, I’d be afraid to. And actualy the elephant in the living room has yet to be addressed- what the hell is she wearing?

  31. My knees don’t usually look that knobby, but it was a humid day…

    I personally like the last pic of dhex & Jennifer. They look like an Industrial/Techno duo. I can see her on a keyboard while he growls into a mike.

    And if you listen closely, you can hear the clockwork ticking of her internal gears as she moves her head.

  32. OH.
    MY.
    GOD.

    I’m bookmarking this thread.

    Out of consideration for everyone, I am redacting the rest of my comment (1,200 words) except for one creepy thought I just can’t keep to myself.

    Smacky,
    I want you to be the mother of my children.

  33. Tagire: now now. That was her mother’s finest window covering! (I keed, I keed.)

    smacky sure looks familiar to me, but with my robust facial recognition abilities, nearly everyone does. Still, huh.

  34. All three ladies are very intelligent looking and appear to love liberty and hate authoritarianism.

    Jennifer reminds me of the comic book character Dawn, the goddess of birth and rebirth, whose lover is Cernunnos, or Death. Jeff, are you Death Incarnate?

  35. “All three ladies are very intelligent looking and appear to love liberty and hate authoritarianism.”

    Wow, you are uncanny.

  36. biologist,
    I liked her better when she was the “hitchhikeresqe” host of the comic rather than the pivotal character she is now.

    Of course, my favorite cover would have to be this one.

  37. Anyway, you all look hot, sorry for messing with you ;).

  38. Jeff P.

    Dear gawd I hope this isn’t what you were picturing.

  39. At one point in the evening we heard the sound of someone being oppressed down the street, then linked together to form the giant LiberTron…

    GO! GO! GIANT ROBOT!

  40. *Good Looking…For A Libertarian

  41. Warren said:
    “Smacky,
    I want you to be the mother of my children.”

    Warren,
    She may consider it after she is the great grandmother of my great grandchildren.

    (In cyberspace, the possibilities are endless.)

  42. *Good Looking…For A Libertarian

    And all the girlies say I’m pretty fly for a libertarian guy.

  43. thoreau,
    Where can I get some of that hip?

  44. I will simply pronounce this photo and it’s subjects niiiiiiiiiiice.

    Not “nice.” Niiiiiiiiiiice.

    Similar comments for other photos as appropriate.

  45. Jennifer’s definitely got an Alice Krige thing going (Ghost Story). And an intellectual libertarian to boot. Be still my heart.

  46. “Oddly, dhex looks exactly the way I imagined him.”

    i get that a lot. i think it’s a good thing.

    also: i know libertarians and star trek are like ebony and ivory and all but there’s no need to act like a bunch of fucking mouth breathers every time something vaguely female pops up here. really. it’s bad form. ™

  47. For the record, I have not acted like said mouthbreather and have instead chosen to focus on good old-fashioned racism.

  48. fucking mouth breathers … it’s bad form. ™

    I agree. That said… I’m sorry I missed it cos there were sure some attractive guys there. 😛
    Unfortunately, gay libertarians seem to be rarer than ravishing redhead female libertarians.

  49. I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but Smacky is exponentially more attractive than I pictured her.

  50. I’m sorry I missed it cos there were sure some attractive guys there. 😛

    We were sorry you missed it. Where the hell were you? We talked about it for awhile, and some of us who knew your real name were considering looking you up and calling you, but after much drunken debate it was decided that would be too creepy, your getting a call like “the Internet People want you to join us.”

  51. OK, enough being polite. Smacky is totally hot in her sleeveless wedding gown.

  52. Biologist: I was gonna mention the Dawn one-eyed thing. No, I am not death, but some of my coworkers are convinced that at closing time I unfurl my leathery wings and fly home.

    tbone: Wow. I never saw the Krige resemblence til you mentioned it. Now if I can only get her into a Borg Queen outfit…

  53. “Unfortunately, gay libertarians seem to be rarer than ravishing redhead female libertarians.”

    You need to get more radical in your philsophy of liberty — gay male anarchocapitalists outnumber straight female anarchocapitalists.

  54. God damn that Smack is hot! I’d hit it twice.

  55. it’s a nice day for a…white wedding

    (sung – thanks Billy Idol!)

  56. What’s up with the libertarian girls being redheads?
    Was Lazurus Long through here about 20 years ago?

    Great pictures!

  57. ATR, you’re a beautiful woman.

    Deal with it.

    I suggest that you disown the foolish notions that you are not photogenic and that you had to dress in the dark in Queens, and simply accept the fact that you are beautiful.

    And, no, for the record, I am not sitting here masturbating like some pervert. I do not want a date. Instead, I profoundly dislike to read/hear a beautiful woman denying her beauty.

    So smile and have fun. You’re living in a city with millions of men. If they’re too blind or too foolish to acknowledge your beauty, then, I respectfully submit, they are damn fools.

  58. Where the hell were you?

    My stomach was a little uncooperative that night. It would have likely balked at any liquor being put into it. And it made me a little grouchy.

    gay male anarchocapitalists outnumber straight female anarchocapitalists

    Heh, OK. Or I could always move left. Slightly grubby lefty activists are a dime a dozen here in NYC.

  59. translation when a man says “You look fine”

    “You are not very photogenic but I would sleep with you if I am really drunk.”

  60. Raise your hand if you thought you would never see Twiggy and Henry Ford on the same list.

    they are on my Nixonesque enemies list…

    Now raise your hand if you never thought to see the word “Nixonesque”

  61. You need to get more radical in your philsophy of liberty — gay male anarchocapitalists outnumber straight female anarchocapitalists.

    Which reminds me to ask. Why the hell are they not all anarchocapitalists? It isn’t as if the dems ever gave them free cheese.

    My guess is that all the fag hags swayed em.

  62. People, the race to the bottom is no fun if everybody starts at the finish line.

    It looks like it was a good gathering. So who else wants to do this in San Francisco?

  63. Whoa! What a fine looking group of clever people. More evidence that libertarians tend not only to be smarter, but also better looking.

    BTW, why didn’t we get a big spread for the Denver H&R gathering? Heck, Fyodor and Babushka (Lauren) alone are so ultra photogenic, it’s like they exude star power.

  64. Smacky looks like a girl I used to be Mormons with.

    (no offense intended…to Smacky….or to Mormons… well, maybe to them but for other reasons not having to do with Smacky, who is quite lovely by the by….somebody shove some cake into my open mouth).

  65. Gosh Smacky’s cute. Don’t you just wanna take her and umm…adopt her and spoil her rotten?

    Disclosure: Smacky appears to be my type. Appearance wise, that is. And if I was like bitchen younger…:)

    (The 🙂 is meant to communicate that I’m a gentleman and any perceived lechery is bounded by WASP social mores. i.e. I would never force myself on a blind girl or anyone else)

    Oh right Rick, like you’re actually gonna post this. This is another one for the temp file and nowhere else, and you kow it…..Oh shit!

  66. L.E.,

    I’m up for a gathering in SF.

    For some reason, I thought Smacky had dark hair.

  67. ….Of course, make that:”and you *know* it…..Oh shit!”

    (If you guys let me keep blogging here, I promise not to try any more humor for a while.)

  68. “Smacky appears to be my type. Appearance wise, that is.”

    I don’t mean to infer that there’s anything that I don’t like about what Smacky writes. I just wanted to stress that I’m not so shallow as to be into appearance only. Also, I wanted to play off of the rapid double use of the word.

    When I’m writing about the wonders of capitalism, I don’t have to explain myself this way.

  69. Jennifer,

    It’s cuz I think so highly of you that I?m taking the risk and urging you, again, to quit smoking. The probability is quite high that it will harm you. Although I’ll fight to the death (well, at least to substantial inconvenience) for your right to smoke.

  70. So today I was in a mall with my brother, sporting my John Stossel for President, 08 T-shirt, when we walked by the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen. She had a perfect face, and lucious, natural red hair. I wasn’t looking at where I was going and I ran in to my brother. It was worth it. But I didn’t have the guts to talk to her, and I would have had nothing to say even if I did.

    I suppose this doesn’t have much to do with anything.

  71. Rick, I’d quit for awhile and was doing fine until those goddamned nannies irritated me to the point where I had to start again just for spite. Which is why I hope to God they stop writing those indignant articles about the dangers of Goth–I do not want to take the trouble of dyeing my hair black again.

  72. I do not want to take the trouble of dyeing my hair black again.

    Tell me about it. I look awful with black hair.

  73. Having reviewed the full set of pictures, I have to say that I take back any mean things I’ve ever said to dhex.

  74. One of the few times I wish I still lived in NYC. Sorry to have missed that.

  75. Bitch, bitch, bitch.

    (an old, obscure “Dynasty” — the TV show — reference)

    PS Smacky is the most beautiful human on earth.

  76. I have to say that Jennifer has awesome jowels! I really love their hang angle. Who wouldn’t?

  77. Smacky has an innocent ’60s flower child/ Mia Farrow thing goin’ on there. She looks like she’s ready to marry a Beatle at a London registry office.

  78. I’ve taken the page down.

  79. I do not want to take the trouble of dyeing my hair black again.

    I’m hep Jennifer and also your red hair is quite cute.

  80. If the page is down I am more upset than ever over the fact that the very worst one of me made it onto the pages of Hit and Run. Damn, damn, double-dog-damn.

  81. After reading this thread, I am thanking my lucky stars I wasn’t able to attend that NYC gathering.

  82. linguist,

    No kidding. I’m just sitting here trying to figure out whether the pronouncements of insane, obsessive lust are worse than the statements that such-and-such woman looks much better than her postings suggest. Egad.

  83. And you’re lucky I didn’t throw a goatse photo up here.

    Phew, am I ever. Falling for that one more time would have definitely put me over the edge.

  84. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    KHAAAAAAN
    Oh wait, I mean
    JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEFFFFFFFF!!!!

    You’ve taken it down!!
    DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL

  85. WTF! I didn’t even get to see the pics…

    Damn work! gets in the way of everything.

  86. I’ll make Jeff put them back up, Coolrobc. Partially because I don’t like having a dead link on my own blog, but mainly because (I’ll admit I’m being vain here) I do NOT want the photo of me on this thread to be my chief ambassador to the libertarian blogosphere. My hair isn’t really that red, my skin isn’t really that dark, and the lighting and the shadows made my face look just plain awful.

    That plus I was in the middle of moving into proper position when the camera snapped.

    Just to clarify: that photo does NOT look like me, but my unattractive committed-virgin older sister, the one who stays home and does needlepoint while her younger sibling goes out on actual dates.

  87. smacky’s smile is awesome.

  88. “Just to clarify: that photo does NOT look like me, but my unattractive committed-virgin older sister, the one who stays home and does needlepoint while her younger sibling goes out on actual dates.”

    Wow! Your sister has great jowel-hang too? Awsome!

  89. Right now, Kerry Howley is making a note to herself to never, ever attend one of these gatherings.

  90. Female librarians nor libertarians are likely candidates for my Miss Universe title.
    Nor for being billionaires such as myself.
    You’re all fired!

  91. Things were very different when pictures of the first Manhattan meetup were posted last year.

  92. Jennifer, you looketh naughty in that photo. I liketh.

    PS: Brad, you go to hell. You know who you are.

  93. I said it when Harriet Miers was dogged for her looks and I’ll say it again: NOT COOL!

    Ladies, you’re all lovely. Anyone who cares to disagree, I’m at your disposal. Pistols at 20 paces.

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