22 May 2007

Goodbye Johnboy

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When I first contemplated a farewell to Canberra (and it’s not like any of you can say you weren’t warned) I had visions of maybe putting a half dozen bands into the Zierholz Brewery for a night of epic proportions.

But then I remembered a few things.

1) I don’t have time to organise this debauch.

2) The rest of the RiotACT team have failed, over SEVEN YEARS to organise business cards for the site, so if entrusted with organising something actually complicated might come up with a delivery date of 2030. Good things are worth waiting for but I’ve never been one for deferred gratification.

3) RiotACT readers are notoriously poor at coming to the events they are equally incessant in suggesting.

4) A number of readers have been hoping I’d go so they could freeload off some champagne supernova of a party.

So instead I’ll just let you all know that we’ll be at All Bar Nun in O’Connor (Canberra’s home of attempted murder!) from 7.30 on Wednesday 23-MAY-07 (tomorrow). Come along wearing white, yellow, or blue and look for people doing likewise.

If you’re in the bar and can’t find us then give me a call on 0412 690 643 and watch to see who picks up.

Apologies to those who can’t make it and hope to see the sane there!

(Oh, and one last thing, seeing as how I’m going; retards posting why they can’t come in the comments can please go kill themselves painfully instead – something involving an orange gun, barbed wire and your rectum will do nicely. Send me your apologies via email rather than talking down the event you arseholes)

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It was good to put faces to some of the screen names! I had a good night

STOP apologising! We had fun, it was only one pint, who cares!!! (if it was two pints you’d really be in trouble though…)

Cant remember any girlie drinks, mind you cant remember most of the night either. sorry for spilling the pint foilks.

Farewell JB!
The exodus continues?…

It was probably ‘cos he thought All Bar Nun was a really posh joint.

Aww shucks, are we witnessing one of those cyber-romance thingies in the making????

Most certainly not – I have a partner – I am due to get married in October and her and I are going to Las Vegas and Honolulu

besides – everyone here shoul dknow my status from the several times I mention Mrs Danman.

It still stands to reason that Schmerica – and in fact everyone I met last night are great people.

The defence rests.

Hehehe – OK, but I’m not buying any of that girly liquor you foisted on me.

its your shout Ari.

Aww shucks, are we witnessing one of those cyber-romance thingies in the making????

Ahh Schmerica – I would never forget a great person like yourself – but alas I am terrible with names.

I just remember Jazz because I have been offering him photography lessons for ages – Che because he had a revolutionary t-shirt on and el because as it turns out I worked with him.

After last night performance – all 1.5 hrs of it – I will be more than happy to attend more RiotACT events.

I’ve been forgotten already!

I only got this post now!!!

Can we do the drinks again tonight?! LOL

sad to see you go go go
not far away so
post a story for your return?
at least u can keep us informed about the Sth Coast happenings – which could be mutually beneficial – Canberrans knowing a bit more about their surrounds, and coasties not having to put up with canberans, who, already secure in their up to date gos on the coast, wont have to go there!

all the best JB

If you guys need any help keeping RiotACT together – I am happy to offer my limited photographical resources.

Che for Admin !

thanks for coming all, it was our biggest turnout of readers to the pub yet

Schmerica Danman 🙂

See you at work…

I was only there for 1 to 1.5 hours – but it was a pleasure to meet you JB.

Cheers to everyone I had a chat too as well, el, Che, Jazz – and I am really bad with names – but the redhead trainee teacher.

I went not knowing what I was getting into – and left with a few new faces to keep an eye out for in this small town.

Cheers for organising JB – hope and wish you all the best.

Couldn’t get there because of late work. Hope it was a good pissup.

I can’t come because I have to wash my hair.

Where’s the best place to purchase barbed wire?

Quite late I would imagine caf!

Yes, I’m sad to see you leaving too. RA’s one of only a very limited set of lively local media, I hope it continues. Thanks for the time and energy you’ve put into it.

The Oaks Flat Progress Association won’t know what hit them.

PS How late are you planning on staying at All Bar?

Genuinely sorry to see you go JB, best of luck to you and I look forward to postings from “RA’s coastal correspondent”

Hate SMS? Congratulations, you’ve arrived!

Oh wait, you haven’t given the lead in. Shit.

Beer brings truth.

If you’re going to work for the Illawarra Mercury, can I reserve the right to laugh in your face (yes, I’ll be there to make sure it’s your face)?

Or is the answer to that quiestion dependant on me buying you a beer?

come along tomorrow and I’ll try and explain it.

captainwhorebags11:11 pm 22 May 07

I saw the story saying you had an offer, but must have missed any of the details. Any clues on where you’re going? I remember seeing something about Kerces heading down the coast…

Anyhoo, thanks heaps for all the work keeping this site afloat over the years. Best of British luck wherever it is you’re off to.

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