Jitze Couperus (who also provided the photos) writes :
Certain participants managed to successfully assemble themselves at the duly appointed time and place. If minutes were taken they will have to come from another source, because I can't remember all the topics we covered.
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In attendance (widdershins from bottom right) were ERK, Mrs Bob, Bob, Friend-of-Bob, Skitt, Richard M. and Jitze.
One of the attendees claimed to recognize the chandelier above the table as having originated in a bordello, but was unwilling to specify how they came to know that fact.
Richard and Skitt contemplate the notion that the balalaika is a pre-release version of the bouzouki, and whether the baryton is an evolutionary successor or predecessor thereof.
Mrs Bob expounds upon certain peculiarities of the Maryland Bar, while Mr Bob prepares to demur and ERK ponders the finer points.
Richard and Skitt contemplate their responsibility should an earthquake strike during the meal - set forth on the glass case behind them where are inscribed the instructions "In case of emergency - break glass and save accordions".
There were no instructions on what to do in an emergency with the Hippo head mounted to the left of the exit sign.
The ethnic origins of the uniform mounted on the wall behind Mr Bob were evaluated as to suitability for an SDC question. We got to read the crib-sheet next to it, but agreed not to divulge its contents.
Good conversation continued past the advertised closing time, all brightly lit by a splendiferous collection of outré chandeliers.