Goodbye Johnboy

johnboy 22 May 2007 31

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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Thumper Thumper 8:12 am 25 May 07

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, Ill say it clear,
Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

Ive lived a life thats full.
Ive traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, Ive had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

Ive loved, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say – not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows –
And did it my way!

schmerica_ schmerica_ 8:18 pm 24 May 07

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

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 6:55 pm 24 May 07

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

S4anta S4anta 6:19 pm 24 May 07

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

Jey Jey 5:54 pm 24 May 07

Farewell JB!
The exodus continues?…

Ari Ari 4:10 pm 24 May 07

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

Thumper Thumper 3:54 pm 24 May 07

SSanta drinking girlie drinks????

What’s the go? It doesn’t quite fit the drinking scoobies while betting on the dishlickers at the club picture…

Danman Danman 3:53 pm 24 May 07

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.

Ari Ari 3:45 pm 24 May 07

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

S4anta S4anta 3:31 pm 24 May 07

its your shout Ari.

Al Al 3:11 pm 24 May 07

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

Danman Danman 2:50 pm 24 May 07

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.

schmerica_ schmerica_ 1:55 pm 24 May 07

I’ve been forgotten already!

madman madman 1:04 pm 24 May 07

I only got this post now!!!

Can we do the drinks again tonight?! LOL

KandyA KandyA 12:46 pm 24 May 07

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

Thumper Thumper 11:18 am 24 May 07

I think we should organise another get together, but this time with a little more notice.

And I would offer my services as well, except I’m a computer gumby and have no time….

Danman Danman 10:30 am 24 May 07

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

Maelinar Maelinar 10:27 am 24 May 07

Che for Admin !

che che 9:44 am 24 May 07

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

el el 7:36 am 24 May 07

Schmerica Danman 🙂

See you at work…

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