I want to lay out some simple, personal ground rules that I will be slavishly following at this party:
1) I will not talk to you if you are wearing a nametag.
Leave it at home, Poindexter. Feel free to use it at the next GenCon or Star Trek convention.
Finally, Mitch offered a chiding but magnanimous MOBFest '06 invitation to the faction of local thunderjournalists who tend to get featured more favorably in the Blog House:
By the way, the MOB is rigorously non-partisan. We encourage leftybloggers to show up - in fact, we go out of our way to invite them...
Just saying, leftybloggers - come on down. It's a lot of fun - and by fun, I don't just mean swearing and frothing.
And, of course, one of the invitees had to heroically wipe his butt with the RSVP card before returning it.
So as a public service to the NARN organizers of the party, and especially to those who will be attending, I will issue an amended invite that everyone should consider as the official invitation. And this goes for everyone, not just the thunderjournalists Tim O'Brien approves of (WARNING: contains a run-on sentence!):
Another reminder - the third annual MOB Summerpalooza is at Keegan's Pub on Saturday, September 9. An RSVP isn't necessary, but feel free to drop [Mitch] one at northernallianceparty (at) hotmail (dot) com anyway, so [he] can get a count of the attendees in advance.
By the way, the MOB is rigorously non-partisan. We encourage leftybloggers to show up - in fact, we go out of our way to invite them. [However, if you are a smug little prick who insists on viewing everything - up to and including Pluto's status as a planet - through a political prism, and who thinks that certain persons should be segregated from society simply because they vote for different people than you do, then stay the hell home and mirthlessly internalize all the world's ills - as you see them - in your own special bipolar way, like usual. And also, please, fuck off.]
I think that's better.