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We'll be putting our theory about the standard of Brockley's small talk to the test on Wednesday, February 6th, 8pm, Jam Circus.Apologies to those this doesn't suit. Hope to see you all there.
Argh and gah, I have a Parliamentary reception that day. Ah well, will aim to come along afterwards ...
Kate, any chance you can post a thread in the 'Brockleys Chattering Classes' thread? We need some incisive journalistic rigour to temper my self righteous ramblings.
Monkeyboy, I'm afraid my first instinct on seeing that post was to say: 'But I'm going to Andalucia soon!' - hardly incisive journalistic rigour, I have to admit. In fact I fear I may be exactly the chattering-class type that Nick derides - that's him knocked off my dinner-party invites list ...!
I'm very happy to see the BC crowd will be heading to Jam Circus. However, I have an apology to make - I planned to be sure I was present on the night of your drinks, but 6th Feb is a definite no-no as I'll be off to Wembley for the England - Switzerland match.I hope you all have a pleasant evening, I'll tell the staff to look after you!
I'll come along after my SAS* induction meeting in Elephant.*not the one you are thinking of
I'll be there.
I'll aim to be there but you all have to promise to call me headhunter all night. Actually it'll be very interesting to put faces to blog pseudonyms....!
I won't be joining you. I noticed with a former community site that once posters met up they started being rather chummy online too. Had they become a tribe? Was it harder to post disagreement with someone they had met socially? Had they, in linking up for a tete a tete, become cyber bullies against those who had not joined them socially?Certainly they started to have a right go... It was after I wrote that post about bringing back Mussolini. I haven't managed to explain the phenomenon yet. So...if you see a bloke standing on his own, as I use that pub, don't have a go online later.
If i go, i expect not to be called a pudding!
or a pie.
Actually it will be quite interesting to see if things on this site change once we have met and seen each other...
me and my better (and more beautiful) half will almost certainly be there provided i get out of work at a decent hour.ill be the skin-head at the bar with the girl that could do better.
I think I might just go along to spy on you all....
I'm sure you won't be the only one!
poop, I can't make that date. Hope to make the next one!
Shall i bring my cats?
Sorry, I can't make it - am working quite a few evenings in Feb. Thanks for the effort you put in to organising it
Well, I would be there but I am at the theatre, tickets booked months in advance. Does that now clasify me as part of the "coping" chattering classes then?
Sorry I can't make the drinks, but I hope to come to the next one. I will make sure there are extra copies of SE4 for the evening!
count me in - 'rep-ing TH:)- i presume that is what the yoofs say...
Thumbs down, I'm afraid. I also have been there, done that, with online forums. Judging by some of posts recently, there are many who prefer a cosy consensus at any price rather than entertain opinions that are different and challenging. I like to debate. I like to disagree. I also respect other peoples right to hold a different attitude and opinion. If I sat around a table and made friends, I would have censor my opinions in order not to offend people who are my neighbours. Moreover, in group settings some personalities tend to dominate and set about turning it into their personal comfort zone. There is already more than a whiff of common room conformity when discussion has strayed towards controversey. So I shall keep my distance and put my two penn'oth whenever there is some serious discussion about Brockley on the blog. Speaking of which, the blog software is really limited for hosting discussions. Any chance of this changing to a decent forum system?
sounds like someones scared of people. me, im different - im scared of cats. and people that look like cats. maybe we're not so different after all.
@Anon - that's fine, the purpose of the drinks are just to meet some people who live locally and have a nice time, it's not to replicate the discussions we have online. If the first one is anything to go by, Brockley's ups and downs will not be the focus of conversation.I will be impressed if we get 1/20th of the number of people who regularly read the forum turning up, so you won't be alone in not coming along. Last time around, I met Kate, Brockley Bob, Elijah and Andrew Brown, among others. I hope it hasn't caused any of us to bite our tongues as a result. As for the limits of this blog. True enough, it doesn't do everything a forum does and we are looking at introducing one, but I think the conversation on this blog is much livelier than most of the local forums I've seen, so the blog format has its merits and, as ever, if there's a subject you want us to cover, email me or post your suggestion here and I will create a thread, if it passes my exacting editorial standards!
I shall try and make it across the wilderness of Hilly Fields and down into the vale of Crofton Park at some point in the evening. How late are you planning on staying?
right, so i expect a red carpet laid out for the local drunks of brocklet tonight. i can almost taste the guinesss already.somehow i dont see gym happening tomorrow morning.
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