23-Apr-2008 (Wed)
Wherein we drink Pruno and I use the word "shitcockery" several times.

Photos of Rocket at Pop Roxx, and of Hubba Hubba Revue: Prison Edition are up now. Rocket were awesome, go buy their CD.

Hubba Hubba was also, but I will tell you about one awesome aspect in particular, and that is Pruno. If you have not read Eric Gillin's fine essay on Pruno, go read that now. I'll wait. ("Remember to feel the hate!")

Yeah, so. Jared wanted to do something prisony in the way of drink specials, so he was serving normal cocktails Pruno-style: in a zip-loc baggie, with a straw. In the hands of Inmate Kingfish in this photo is, if I'm not mistaken, a Mojito. A "prunojito" if you will.

Genius.

So remember those new bathroom signs I had made? Someone stole one already. They tore it right off the men's room door near the end of the last New Wave City.

Fortunately I had a spare (the original prototype) of that particular sign. But come on, what the fuck!

I just can't have nice things.

Photos are also up of Ignite SF. One of the talks was by John Adams on the topic of our erstwhile Snark-o-tron, the sign hanging below the DJ booth.

As you may have noticed, we turned off publing posting to it a few months ago, mostly due to rampant shitcockery. (There were too many people who don't know the difference between "funny" and "mean". Plus, we were tired having to explain to a band's manager why the audience just insulted the band in glowing lights, or having to explain to people who run competing events why spamming our sign with their own advertisements twice a minute was not cool.)

So John's talk was partly about the technical aspects of getting the thing working, but mostly about the aforementioned shitcockery.

He's giving the talk again at the Web 2.0 conference at Moscone on Friday at 10AM, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

8 Responses:

  1. fantasygoat says:

    I followed a recipe I found online and made some Pruno once. It smelled vile but my Russian friends found it quite tasty. Basically a crappy screwdriver.

    As for the sign, I'm surprised it stayed up as long as it did. Humanity at large is simply too stupid and useless to trust with fun toys.

  2. Maaaaybe it could be on just for the "in-house" nights like MEAT where there's no one to insult but ourselves? PLEASE DAD PLEASSSE PLEASE.

  3. nzchrisb says:

    I work for a company that, amongst other things, does SMS to screen type stuff for events and tv. We get get round the shitcockery by have a moderation/approval process. Yes somebody sits the with a web page full of messages and clicks approve or reject. Painful? Very, but nobody would do events otherwise.

  4. omni_ferret says:

    Hey, didn't you fill that intern position within a week? You might add an update to that effect.

    And I'm stunned that someone swiped a bathroom sign. I mean, it was a nifty sign, but still: a bathroom sign. This does not endear New Wave City to me.

    • fu3dotorg says:

      It's as classy as swiping the sun-yellowed nametag paper from inside a doorbell. - They're somewhere out there as we speak; - shitting proudly behind the sign to the sound of DNA-slipmatt'ed airwaves.

      Savages.

  5. defenestr8r says:

    i didn't realize you were a rocket-convert. yay!

    and shitcockery is without a doubt the best word of the week, ousting twatwaffle from its long run at #1.

  6. omni_ferret says:

    Those signs were $50?

    ... Ah. I was going to recommend the Techshop, but the monthly pass adds up to two signs, not counting the training to use the laser cutter. After that, though, acrylic is, what, $4/square foot?

    ... Then I thought of the Maker Faire, but doing something DNA-related there would probably lead to unwanted fanboy attention.

    Um. So. You might have local options?