Dopers I'd like to meet (but probably won't)

I may not have a lot of posts to my name (yet), but I’ve been on the boards long enough to get a grasp of who’s who, and to start looking forward to threads started by my favourite posters. There are some dopers here who make me smile, make me laugh, or make me think. And while you’re all a wonderful bunch of people, there’s a few of you who I genuinely wish I could meet. Living in the UK means that it isn’t very likely (unless some you want to send me a ticket), but here’s my list anyway…

Elucidator - Because I agree wholeheartedly with his politics and his take on life. He manages to be consistently witty and funny, even in the depths of the most passionate rant. Sounds like I guy I could share a few drinks and jokes with, while bemoaning the state of affairs and roundly cursing Shrubya.

Tamerlane - Because the depth of his historical knowledge never fails to astound me. Here’s someone I could learn a lot from, and with whom I could happily chat for hours.

Collounsbury - Prickly invective notwithstanding, Coll’s grasp of politics in the MENA region is unnervingly thorough, and his views also parallel mine whilst being admittedly more balanced. I’d love the chance to sit at a coffee shop with a hookah pipe and and a glass of mint tea to discuss the latest developments in the region and practice my shamefully rusty Arabic.

Welby - Because he’s one of the funniest guys on the SDMB, and his threads always make my work that bit easier.


Jonathan Chance

That’s it for now, but I’m sure that more of you will be added to my WLTM (would like to meet) list once I get to know you better…

Well, fine. I didn’t want to meet you, either.

Well you never know mate, you never know. I’ll skip the Arjila, don’t smoke.

i think:
Jonathan Chance**

should all have waxworks in Madame Tussauds. That way us UKDopers can at least pretend to bask in their presence.

Heck, I’d like to meet garius, but that’s mainly because I’m half certain I could con him into buying the first round*. And I’d like to meet anyone that could even hypothetically buy me a beer.
*This presumes that just because one is homeless that one need not be beerless.

garius is good at beer buying :smiley:

You know, if you steal discarded mannequins from department stores, dress them as you picture the doper in question, and routinely hold intimate conversations with them, you will find that you don’t even need real people in your life.

It’s very liberating.

True. But might I suggest that instead of mannequins, you opt for inflatables? That way you could…

Oh, gee! Look at the time! Gotta get ready for work! Bye!

I’ll pass on the inflatables, thanks. My life is wierd enough as it is.

And to everyone I didn’t specifically mention, please don’t take offense. My WLTM list is ever-expanding, and spontaneous displays of financial generosity will always help your chances.

Having said that, I’d love to meet Angua to chat about our mutual love of Terry Pratchett, and Athena to discuss all things bike-related (See! See! I didn’t forget!).

:blushes: That’s really nice. So, what’s your favourite Pratchett novel then?

I’d like to meet The Bad Astronomer, mainly for professional reasons, and he’s so much better than I am at explaining all things space related. Also, Scylla, as his posts just brighten up my day, Guinastasia, just because she seems like such a good laugh, FairyChatMom, because, well, wow, I am in awe of her. Oh, and anyone who’d like to buy me beer :smiley:

I’d like to meet Tomndebb. He’s been my idol for ages and ages. I think he avoids Dopefests like the plague, though, so this is unlikely. Alas, alas.

Anahita and I have this whole girly day planned out if I ever make it over to Ireland.

And everyone wants to meet Eve, right?

I thought we were ‘All about Eve’, anyway.

Eve and Guin. And Scylla. Unless they come down to Bombay sometime (take a hint, you three!)…

There are some more, but I’ve had a few, and remembering all those names is not high up on my list of things to do this evening :slight_smile: I will update in a day or two.

I will never EVER be beerless.

Walking off into the mist

“Shibby, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…”

I am a disciple of Pubshido or The Way of the Pub. Its an ancient English Code of Honour - similar to “Bushido” in many ways - it just has more “I love you… no seriously mate… I LOVE YOU” moments.

One of the key tenets of The Way is this:

“On entering any drinking establishment that serves alcohol (excluding Fosters and Carlsberg) you must always immediately offer to buy a round.”

So you’re in safe hands :slight_smile:

Met her - Quite loud. Nice Underwear.

Angua is the child Ridcully and Granny Weatherwax never had.

Goodness, you people are in for a huge disappointment when a dowdy-looking middle-aged lady wanders in, and you cancel those orders for the Eve Blow-Up Sex Doll . . .

Miss Eve, it would be an honour and enlightening to meet you one day. You have quite a lot to offer. You are a beautiful person.

I’d also love to meet Libertarian, Siege, LurkMiester, Coldfire, LolaBaby, TubaDiva and quite a few others I’m sure.

Hugs and brewskies on me when, or if, we do meet up :slight_smile:

Anahita… one of these days we will definitely meet up when I’m over there. Hopefully soon!

Eve (of course)
you with the face
auntie em
Winston Smith

Those are the only ones I can think of at the moment.


Actually, you’re too late. I’ve already been met.

Personally I would like to meet Elucidator and december. Two ends of the spectrum. Plus, if I meet them at the same time, I could trick them into a small closet, then lock them in there to see what would happen. Muwahahahahaha

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