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Antarctic Meetup
July 3, 2009 6:39 AM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

MeFi's own eotvos has agreed to "meet" in Antarctica in honor of MeFi's 10th to bring us to seven continents!
posted by pb to South Pole, Antarctica at 6:39 AM (35 comments total)

If you round up two penguins with Metafilter accounts, eotvos, you can get $50 of Mefi Money for drinkin'!
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:05 AM on July 3, 2009


Hey, two penguins and $50 of drinks and you might get more than that!
posted by GuyZero at 6:55 PM on July 3, 2009


Thanks for the note. There's 43 of us down here (at pole, that is, not McMurdo) so the chances are slim but not impossible. I suspect afterward there may be several more.
posted by eotvos at 7:03 PM on July 3, 2009


[Updated the location to the South Pole, but Google Maps is having trouble placing a marker.]
posted by pb at 8:22 AM on July 4, 2009


Thanks, pb. I'm sure anyone able to attend will be able to find it without the map.
posted by eotvos at 7:13 PM on July 4, 2009


...just keep going south until you start going north, and then back up a couple of steps. Easy!
posted by not_on_display at 12:10 AM on July 6, 2009


Finally! I'll put myself down as a "Maybe".
posted by chairface at 4:55 PM on July 7, 2009


Still weighing your options?
posted by gman at 12:42 PM on July 12, 2009


Sweet! I was going to gift my sister an account ( at mcmurdo) so there'd be all 7 continents, but now I don't have to!
posted by silkygreenbelly at 11:02 PM on July 13, 2009


You guys probably won't run out of ice.
posted by vrakatar at 1:00 AM on July 18, 2009


So, how'd it go, eotvos? Pictures?
posted by ocherdraco at 9:00 PM on July 19, 2009


Our goal for the twentieth should be to have a meetup at Lenin's head.
posted by dhartung at 9:34 PM on July 19, 2009


The south pole meetup was quite a lot of fun. While I didn't *meet* anybody - at least, anybody who I haven't also met at breakfast every day for the last five months - we did throw a party in MeFi's honor. Around 15 people turned out, and most of us hung around for about three hours. There was only one actual member, but several people knew of the site. I expect some more polies may show up here in time.

I added a group photo from the event above. (A couple of us went out to take a MeFi hero shot at the pole marker this morning, but ran into camera trouble. Will give it another go in the next few days and post here.)
posted by eotvos at 9:40 PM on July 19, 2009


That is just so cool...erm...great! :) I think next time, we should all come to visit you guys! :)
posted by dejah420 at 9:28 AM on July 21, 2009


Hey dhartung, do you mean the Lenin's head at the pole of inaccessibility, or the actual head of Lenin? (Or perhaps some other head?) All would be fun, though the first is mighty hard to get to, and the second isn't really a good place to throw a party.
posted by eotvos at 9:58 PM on July 23, 2009


Hey eotvos, if any of the winterovers were there last year, tell them hi from one of Sue's crazy 'net friends. (Sue worked meteorology.)
posted by elfgirl at 9:41 AM on July 24, 2009


Hi elfgirl - We've got a couple of returns, including the other met person from last year. I'll pass that along.

Also, a second photo is up.
posted by eotvos at 3:36 PM on July 24, 2009


Why can I not favorite this?! This needs, like, 1700 favorites! It may very well be the coolest metafilter related photo I've ever seen!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:55 PM on July 24, 2009


eotvos, I'm assuming that in ten years there will be an ice highway to the Pole of Inaccessibility traversed by robotic Sno-Cats, as in Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica.

If not, we've got work to do.
posted by dhartung at 10:32 PM on July 24, 2009


It may very well be the coolest metafilter related photo I've ever seen!

ocherdraco, no kidding. Although there's no way to favorite it, you can flag it as fantastic -- that's what I ended up doing. eotvos, that is truly a fantastically fantastic photo. And congrats on a successful meetup.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 5:21 PM on July 25, 2009


eotvos, thanks! I sidebarred that photo.
posted by jessamyn at 7:44 AM on July 26, 2009


Huzzah!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:21 AM on July 26, 2009


There are two guys throwing the shocker for added cool factor. But yeah, this is awesome!
posted by nitsuj at 8:27 AM on July 26, 2009


There are two guys throwing the shocker for added cool factor. But yeah, this is awesome!

They look like twins.
posted by mathlete at 9:15 AM on July 26, 2009


I just came here from the sidebar. Love the pics, eotvos (especially the one at the pole marker)! I didn't go to any of the meetups, but seeing everyone's pics makes me feel happy to be a part of such a cool group of people.
posted by amyms at 3:19 PM on July 26, 2009


Hi Fran (the guy sitting on the couch throwing the shocker).
posted by sp dinsmoor at 4:08 PM on July 26, 2009


This needs, like, 1700 favorites! It may very well be the coolest metafilter related photo I've ever seen!

Meh. South Pole, Schmouth Pole. I'll be impressed when there's a meetup at the North Pole. With Santa Claus.
posted by orange swan at 5:10 PM on July 26, 2009


Coolest. heh.
posted by theora55 at 7:24 PM on July 26, 2009


Wow, damn. Yay!
posted by rtha at 8:57 PM on July 26, 2009


Awesome!
posted by lazaruslong at 9:07 PM on July 26, 2009


FTW Literally so cool!
posted by l'esprit d'escalier at 5:40 AM on July 27, 2009


There are two guys throwing the shocker for added cool factor. But yeah, this is awesome!
*drools*
Hi Fran (the guy sitting on the couch throwing the shocker).
posted by sp dinsmoor

*wipes chin*
posted by Feisty at 8:11 AM on July 27, 2009


that is pure awesome!
posted by Wilder at 2:26 PM on July 27, 2009


For Feisty, in light of her comment above.

Along with a blanket recommendation for Big Dead Place in its entirety. [prev on MeFi]
posted by elfgirl at 3:19 PM on July 27, 2009


It may very well be the coolest metafilter related photo I've ever seen!

Just saw this. Flagged as fantastic, downloaded and save. Someone's got to use this on a record or collection of songs, or a book or a magazine or something.
posted by Skygazer at 9:03 AM on August 23, 2009



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