Cecil's Reaction?

Surely by now Unca Cecil has taken note of the various threads in this forum wherein his followers are making plans for IRL meetings. I’m curious as to what his reaction to this development might be. Two possibilities spring immediately to mind:

  1. Fear and Loathing

The Teeming Millions get organized! Can this be a good thing? Note that nearly all of these gatherings are planned for bar-type settings. I don’t see anyone planning to get together at Art Museums or Juice Bars. Didn’t Hitler get his start in a Beer Hall? It gives one pause.

  1. Franchise!

Think of the possibilities! A SD chapter in every burg of 5,000 or more! I can see the dollar signs in Cecil’s eyes as he dispatches Little Ed to every corner of the globe, with armloads of SD Coffee Mugs and T-Shirts. He could become the Ray Kroc of rational thought!

Any other ideas?

Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.

-Tom Waits

I vote for the putsch.

“What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?” – W.C. Fields

I know the Seattle Chapter is meeting in a restaurant so there!

Now, I’m a Newbie, as far as postings go, athough I’ve been lurking and reading since this board’s inception, and I thought I had a pretty good feel for what might capture the imagination of the TMs. Either I am surprisingly (at least to me) obtuse, or this thread died a premature death, due to the time of posting and/or the bruhaha over C#3’s banishment. So, knowing full well that I may be dragged to the Pit for (shudder) posting to my own OP for the purpose of attempting a resurrection, I’m going to risk it anyway. Hey, folks, it was a tough week (3 fly-in, fly-out meetings in 3 days), and, sadly, this is the only half-way decent non-work thought I had all week. I know, pretty pathetic. So, flame if you must, or ignore if appropriate, but I persevere.

Do you think Cecil might show up (in false wig and glasses, of course) at the Chicago meeting? Perhaps send Ed with a tape recorder and minature camera disguised as a swizzle stick?

Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.

-Tom Waits

this IRL sounds like a class reunion…they never work out and I never go…

No way man, I’m going. Even if no one else is there. I’ll just sit and drink alone. Besides, I think we Chicago folk owe it to Cecil to get together and unite our powers – or something like that.

Oh yeah, and Val said she liked sex. Last time I ever mention it again. Promise.

As for Cecil, I think it’ll warm the cockles of his li’l heart to see us devotees getting together. and maybe one day I’ll make someone’s ‘favorite poster’ list :wink:

“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”

Somehow I imagine the reaction somewhat along the lines of, “WHAT hath I wrought?!” Probably, in my blasthemous imagination, somewhere between pride and pure horror.


I’ll vote for you, if you vote for me. We, The Forgotten Ones, must stick together. Maybe we should form a club.

:::proud to be the, albeit forgotten, spark that started the fire:::

I’m still interested in meeting everyone, all at once, in a majority-agreed-upon venue, in a city with a fair amount of entertainment and not-terribly-expensive hotel accommodations so we can make a weekend of it… you know, something we might be able to consider a “convention”…

              **DOPECON 2000**

Any takers?

“ChrisCTP-…the sweetheart of the SDMB…” --Diane
Chris’ Homepage: Domestic Bliss

I imagine I’m unpopular enough without being met in person!

If we do the DopeShow, what are the odds we can get Unka Cece to make a showing? That would be a dream come true.

huh? what? when? I’ve been away - what happened?

Do we really want to call it DopeCon? If we do, I bet $50 that the local newspeople misreport us as a marijuana convention.

I agree with AuraSeer, DopeCon 2000 is too provocative. How about “CecilMania”? We won’t provoke the Narcs, but we might get a few rasslin’ fans showing up.

Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.

-Tom Waits

I suggest Poopmania. I have it on good authority that Cecil was originally gonna call his column the Straight Poop, until he realized that he would become known as the Old Poop himself.

engineerboy: Thank you OHSO much for getting that song stuck in my head…

Too scared of the name “Dopecon”? Ya big weenies… alright. I’m not crazy about CecilMania, though. I like the column and the books and the now-defunct TV show and all, but I’m MORE interested in the MB posters. If he showed up (not bloody likely) it would be really cool, but my main interest is in getting together with all my new “friends”.

“ChrisCTP-…the sweetheart of the SDMB…” --Diane
Chris’ Homepage: Domestic Bliss

Don’t get me wrong, I like “DopeCon”. I just think somebody might get upset, when the local news reports on a dope convention sponsored by the Chicago Reader. =B^)

“CecilMania” is an interesting idea, but I think it sounds goofy.

Don’t start mixing those names together, either. “DopeMania” is even worse than the original suggestion, and “CecilCon” sounds like one of those dietary fiber supplements. =B^)

Laugh hard; it’s a long way to the bank.


Yer pal,

Cece Fair.
(Say it quickly. Ok, so it’s feeble…)

“The Adams Family Reunion.”

I know it’s lame, but I just saw the ad for the TV movie. (I can see Tim Curry as Gomez, but Daryl Hannah as Morticia? I don’t think so.)