REMINDER: Los Angeles Balloon Juice Meet-Up Tonight

Repeated from yesterday:

Commentor Ruemara is going to be in Los Angeles this weekend. So the locals are holding a meet-up in her honor, at the Story Tavern in Burbank, 6:30pm PST, on Saturday 2/15.

Directions to the site at the link.

Confirmed (as of last night) were frequent commentors Mnemosyne, Roger Moore, and Ruckus; several others (Jebadiah, Something Fabulous, Narcissus87) have said they’re hoping to join the party.

Look for the green balloons (Roger said he’d bring some) and don’t be afraid to bring a friend!

46 replies
  1. 1
    JPL says:

    Have fun.

  2. 2
    Baud says:

    Don’t forget — pics or it didn’t happen.

  3. 3
    eemom says:

    Y’all are already someplace where it’s not fucking freezing. No FAIR that you get a meet up too. [pout]

  4. 4
    🎂 Martin says:

    Won’t be able to make it up there tonight, but have fun all. Burbank, huh? Really giving her the LA highlights.

  5. 5
    Elizabelle says:

    Sounds like a great evening.

    Wish I could be there. Tip one back for me, please.

    Elizabelle, on the other coast

  6. 6
    ruemara says:

    @🎂 Martin: it’s all queens to me.

  7. 7
    🎂 Martin says:

    @ruemara: Well, knowing you were coming, we unpacked the good weather just for you. We don’t do that for just anyone, you know.

  8. 8
    Mnemosyne says:

    I called them up and had them reserve one of the side booths for us starting at 6:30 pm as “Roger.” (I didn’t feel like trying to spell either my nym or my real name over the phone.) Roger is bringing the green balloons, so I think it’s a go!

  9. 9
    WaterGirl says:

    I want photos of Roger Moore sitting there with his green balloons. That might just be a good conversation starter with total strangers, so you might just end up with a bigger crowd.

    So who has the honor of driving ruemara to the meet up?

  10. 10
    ruemara says:

    Bringing teh strange of the intertubes to an innocent restaurant.

  11. 11
    WaterGirl says:

    OT, since I can’t go to the meet up :-( …

    Does anybody here have a Tivo mini? I am thinking of getting one.

  12. 12
    Mnemosyne says:


    Last I heard, it was Ruckus, who’s in the general direction of North Hollywood (Roger and I are both to the east of Burbank). But I also let her know which Metro bus will take her from NoHo to a half block away from the Tavern in case that falls through.

  13. 13
    WaterGirl says:

    @Mnemosyne: Well, as long as we don’t have to watch an episode of “I thought you were picking her up” … “No, I thought YOU were picking her up” from here at home on BJ.

    They have both been designated as not serial killers, I believe, so at least we don’t have to watch that episode!

  14. 14
    Yatsuno says:

    I WANNA GO!!! Can’t though. Too expensive to arrange everything at this point.

  15. 15
    ruemara says:

    Me & Superspy Roger Moore are all set, moms.

  16. 16
    The Dangerman says:


    Why green, BTW?

    Oh, oh.

    Anyone have a PG13 version?

  17. 17
    WaterGirl says:

    @ruemara: I loved Roger Moore as The Saint.

  18. 18
    JGabriel says:

    John Boehner Talks About Tea Party, Wins The Day In Irony:

    “I think they’re misleading their followers,” Boehner said.


  19. 19
    Mary G says:

    Higgs Boson’s Mate and I will be there.

  20. 20
    WaterGirl says:

    @The Dangerman: Some things lose something in translation, so I tried to find the original green balloons BJ thread, but no success. The first thread with a green balloons category was jan 6, 2010, so it must have been before that.

  21. 21
    Ruckus says:

    All handled.
    Just a hop, skip and jump away.

  22. 22
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    From the BJ Lexicon:

    Green Balloon Juice – Republican State Senator Rod Jetton reacted to charges that he beat and choked his partner into unconsciousness by complaining that she didn’t use their ‘safe word’, green balloons. It didn’t take long for Balloon Juice commentor Kryptik to plead “Green Balloon Juice” when the concurrent HCR (health care reform) discussion threads descended to levels, and lengths, that could be construed as unnecessarily abusive to the innocent by-reader.

  23. 23
    The Dangerman says:


    …so I tried to find the original green balloons BJ thread, but no success.

  24. 24
    WaterGirl says:

    @The Dangerman: Thanks for that!

    God knows what I’ve done to my reputation with google for repeatedly searching on various permutations of the term green balloons.

  25. 25
    JGabriel says:


    I tried to find the original green balloons BJ thread, but no success.

    First two comments with green balloons: Get Mad Eazy-E, You Eightball Junkie, No. 41 by Nancy Irving, and No. 42 by SIA aka ScreamingInAtlanta.

    First top-level post with green balloons: The iatropic excitement of rough sex by DougJ.

    ETA: Looks like Dangerman @ 25 got there first.

  26. 26
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @efgoldman: ETA: We may have had a serial killer at the Boston meetup. i didn’t get to talk with everybody.

    How can we know it wasn’t you?

  27. 27
    Elizabelle says:

    With Ruemara on board, you got no excuse for not picturifying at tonight’s meetup.


    {{waves to Mary G and Higgs Bosun Mate}}

  28. 28
    WaterGirl says:

    Thanks for all the links. I think I may have found the original Kryptic comment in a back-and-forth between Cole and Kryptic in Concern Troll is Concerned:

    Kryptik says:
    December 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Please, no more. Just…give us a break. Just…too much stupid and too much to rage over, I’m burnt out….

    John Cole says:
    December 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    @Kryptik: The beatings will continue until I hear the safe words.

    General Winfield Stuck says:
    December 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    The Senate Republican leadership believes that the parliamentarian allowed Democrats to violate the rules of the Senate by allowing Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut off the reading of his single-payer proposal.

    This is dumb beyond all recognition. If republicans wanted the bill read, they could get that by making a motion, or objecting to one made by dems. unless I’m missing something in the details.

    Kryptik says:
    December 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    @John Cole:

    Green balloon juice, you sadistic bastard, Green balloon juice. D:

  29. 29
    Yatsuno says:

    @WaterGirl: Now I’m missing Stuckie all over again. :/

  30. 30
    WaterGirl says:

    Nice, I think, that General Stuck is memorialized as part of this classic BJ conversation.

  31. 31
    WaterGirl says:

    @Yatsuno: Just posted my comment, and I see that you caught Stuck’s presence there, too. My eyes teared up when I thought of him.

  32. 32
    Mnemosyne says:

    Also, too, I can’t stay too late tonight because we have to brave Jamzilla to pick my brother in law up at LAX tomorrow, but I’ll try to get there close to the start time to make up for it.

  33. 33
    WaterGirl says:

    @Mnemosyne: I hope you guys will raise a glass to General Stuck.

  34. 34
    Elizabelle says:


    And Charlie.

    And hummingbirds, some going unphotographed.

  35. 35
    WaterGirl says:

    @Elizabelle: Okay, now you made me cry. But you’re right, so that’s okay.

  36. 36
    Roger Moore says:

    The balloons have been secured: three star shaped ones in different greens.

  37. 37
    Roger Moore says:


    They have both been designated as not serial killers, I believe, so at least we don’t have to watch that episode!

    I’m not only not a serial killer, I’m not even a non-serial killer.

  38. 38
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    If I somehow beat you there, I’m wearing a purple cardigan.

  39. 39
    lurker dean says:

    have fun, sounds like an all-star cast :o)

  40. 40
    cthulhu says:

    Consider two more as definite. See you in about 90 minutes or so.

  41. 41
    Jebediah, RBG says:


    See you in about 90 minutes or so.

    I had no idea R’lyeh was so close to Burbank.

  42. 42
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Jebediah, RBG:

    When you have wings, you can fly direct without having to deal with traffic on the 101.

  43. 43
    dmbeaster says:

    in Santa Barbara tomorrow so will miss this one. darn

  44. 44
    Tehanu says:

    Wish I could have gone but Hubby Dearest and I already had a belated Valentine dinner reso elsewhere. I can’t hear anything in restaurants anyway but I wish all the attendees a fun evening!

  45. 45
    Debbie(aussie) says:

    He you all have a great time. Deb

  46. 46
    Steve V says:

    Missed it. More LA meet ups, please.

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