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Kristin Livdahl
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 05:25 pm:   

After having a huge blast with Alan, Chris and Elad New Year's Eve enjoying karaoke. We were thinking we should explore the possibility of renting a machine and having it as our Ratbastard dance party. Any thoughts?
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 11:32 am:   

You know, I would actually pay to see that.
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 12:20 pm:   

Dude, it's not like you would escape doing a song, you know?

The payment is participating. bwahahaha
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Karen Meisner
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 12:51 pm:   

It would be... memorable. I say go for it, but definitely talk to the WisCon people in charge of hotel arrangements to make sure your party room isn't smack up against anyone's sleeping area. Because this is the stuff of which nightmares are made.
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Karen
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 12:53 pm:   

Doh -- the people in charge of hotel arrangements this year are Scott Custis and me. So consider us talked-to!
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Kristin Livdahl
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 04:38 pm:   

Ah, the benefits of knowing the right people!
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 06:51 pm:   

LOL, it's great to know people.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:17 am:   

Hey Alan, did you get my e-mail about Wiscon?

JK
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 09:38 am:   

I just heard from Barb Gilly that she, Richard Butner, and Kelly Link will very likely be attending the karaoke fun, so I'll definitely be there. And Barzak, I may even get up and sing if I get liquored up enough.
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Alan
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 09:46 am:   

John> Just send you an email.

Jason> Oh, there will be liquor a-plenty. We're probably going to be having kegs again, among other libations.

I hope you and certain others will find themselves in the same state as -- when was it? -- Saturday at 3am at World Fantasy. That was fun. Yeah, that's the ticket. I vaguely remember drinking champagne out of my name tag holder.
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Christopher
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 09:55 am:   

Alan, you can't keep your kegs in our room this year. And dude, I'm pretty sure that it was only about 8:30 pm when you were drinking out of your name tag holder.
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Bondgirl
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 11:56 am:   

Mr. Rowe, discretion is the better part of valor. For that, you and Mr. Butner must sing your famous version of "Poncho and Lefty."
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 12:11 pm:   

Jason, you must come and sing. There will be plenty of liquor, so no excuses. I will have made a fool of myself oh probably at least ten times by Saturday in various ways, so you need to start catching up.

Yes, Mr. Rowe, for that you must sing your song, and another one or two as well. No slacking!
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Alan
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 12:37 pm:   

Are we finally going to bury the "Love Shack" hatchet as well?

Mr. Rowe> I vow that your room will be 100% keg free.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 01:29 pm:   

sobbing - Wish I could be there....

Damn work!

JK
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 01:50 pm:   

All right, I'll sing. Any idea of the song list? I'm prepared to make a fool of myself.

And Alan, I missed the drinking-out-of-your-nametag thing, but heard about it later from Mike Jasper; I must've already been down at the bar by that point, or possibly asleep.
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barth
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 01:53 pm:   

chris is putting together the very special "lundberg list" just for you. ;)

"we built this city
"we built this city on rock and roooooll!"
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 01:57 pm:   

I'm not sure why, but I feel somehow responsible for the drinking-out-of-your-nametag thing. At least, it happened right in front of me.

JK
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Christopher
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 02:04 pm:   

Alan! IX-nay on the OVESHACK-lay. With any luck he's forgotten all about it.
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Alan
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 02:20 pm:   

Er, Mr. Rowe, sorry to say that might be highly optomistic.

Jason, we're probably going to rent a bunch of songs (the CDs we'd have to buy to provide a decent selection would be more than buying an actual machine with video screen; for some reason they're cheap, about the price of a good boom box). So we'll try to get a good of a range as possible.
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 02:38 pm:   

The Loveshack Hatchet has already been buried. Eons ago, really. I just like holding it over certain people's heads. But honestly, I've moved on from my Loveshack period. I'm not sure how I'm feeling at the moment, but definitely not Loveshack.
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 07:37 am:   

We had cups at that party, I swear we did!

Of couse, if you wanted CLEAN ones, you had to wait for my brave volunteers to return with 'em from the handi-mart across the street...

Methinks Alan drank from his nametag just because he could. ;)
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 09:01 am:   

He's always doing stuff like that, Mike. Good extrapolation!
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Tim Pratt
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 09:52 am:   

I've often wondered, what could possibly make the incredibly wonderful Ratbastard parties *better*? And lo, now I have the answer: karaoke.

This should be good.
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barth
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 10:57 am:   

[making exaggerated air quotes with fingers] "better"
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Kristin
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 12:13 pm:   

We want to remind everyone to bring their dance mix CDs for the dance party portion of the evening. We're still not sure how the karaoke will work at Wiscon although some of us have had previous karaoke party experience with attendees and know you all will come through for us.

As a replacement for Love Shack, I'm leaning towards Hey-ya. Anyone see the Charlie Brown version? Anyway, Alan is checking out Ebay for deals on the karaoke CDs and we'll probably rent a set from a party place in Madison, too. I was hoping to take specific requests but the one place I found that makes custom cds charges $5 per song.
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Celia
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 05:51 pm:   

Perhaps you should go with the wiscon Reading organization thing they've got going, and assign people groups and topics for their songs. :-)

Though I suppose it's not the topics idea that amuses me as much as the prospect of making people defend song choices as fitting their topics.

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