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We here at El Reg have much love for our vociferous, knowledgeable, occasionally somewhat foam-flecked commentards - even if they/you don't absolutely always love us. It's not our way in general to show affection, or indeed any other emotion - we are British, after all - but we think it may be time to put some substance behind …

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Well done El Reg

but your user base isn't just within the ring of doom. So if you could just email me the pint instead please.

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Re: ... 'email me the pint instead'

Me too, please.

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Re: Well done El Reg

Great idea.

Although I can't help thinking that more than a week of notice would be good...

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Re: Well done El Reg

And me!

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Re: Well done El Reg

Yep, it is a bit of a jaunt from the middle of Germany to Vulture Central... Otherwise I'd pop by.

Prost!

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Re: email me the pint

Time for El Reg to get with the times and deploy the latest technology, as pioneered by the Froggies:

http://www.usbwine.com/

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Re: Well done El Reg

You can send mine over IRC: the Virtual Bar.

Some of us use the 'net to liberate us from the shackles of geography (not to mention London, with its slumlords and packed commutes). If you can't have a pint over irc or email I'll have to assume you have yet to catch up with the 1990s.

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Re: Well done El Reg

"Yep, it is a bit of a jaunt from the middle of Germany to Vulture Central... Otherwise I'd pop by.

Prost!"

Same here from southern Spain.

Salud!

p.s. How about a map of where Reg readers are? I reckon we'd get global coverage.

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Re: Well done El Reg

A bit difficult to be there on a week day, I'll probably drink a Belgian beer then.

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Re: Well done El Reg

A virtual one for me too. Even if I could make it to the smoke, I'd prefer that to the warm pissed-in dishwater known throughout the world as London beer :-)

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Re: ... 'email me the pint instead'

I'm Old Skool, could you fax mine?

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Re: Well done El Reg

In face, email me more than one... I can guarantee that my opinions become more interesting in a linear relationship with my beer intake... up to a certain value, when they cease altogether.

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Re: Well done El Reg

@ Bob Vistakin.

We seldom agree but on that point, yeah. Conceded...

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Re: Well done El Reg

The mysterons would attempt to replicate and transport the Beers but have been held up with Near Miss forms from the breakages this end.

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Re: Well done El Reg

Me too, El Reg, some virtual fiver for each of the Outistic Cowards will do (-:

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Re: Well done El Reg

Could a pint be printed instead?

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Re: Well done El Reg

Presumably you are thinking of London, Ohio.

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Re: Well done El Reg

'fraid I cannot book a jet plane on such short notice, so I propose a virtual toast!

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And where do I click to register my disinterest? Never has the tombstone icon been more sorely missed.

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Wot no doobies

I know one thing: when cows graze in the vicinity of an oak, they always do so at 90° to the side on which moss grows. And if I knew which side the moss grows, I'd know two things.

I know two things, then, since I know if I knew which side the moss grows I would know two things, except that I would, therefore, know three things.

I do know that there's not a chance in Hell I'd be one of the 50. So I guess I do know three things.

I bet I'd know more than three things if I put my mind to it, which is, really, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I think therefore I'll have a peppered, smoked mackerel sandwich and a coffee while I forget about being offered a pint with one hand and having it snatched away by the other.

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It's my wedding anniversary, maybe better not.

Does El Reg have 50 commentards over drinking age? The forums suggest a large number are teenagers. Or maybe they just live with their parents.

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@JDX

Thumb up!

On a completely unrelated note, can you legally get married before reaching drinking age? ;-)

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Re: @Evil Auditor

This is for the UK.

- Age of consent and marriage with parents agreement, 16.

- Age at which you are legally allowed to drink, 18 (although there are variations in venues like restaurants where you can drink wine as long as it is served with a meal from a younger age).

And another age related restriction

- Age at which you are allowed to drive, 17 (unless you are a sole carer for a family member, where you can drive at 16).

So you can get married but not be allowed to drive to the Wedding or participate in the Champagne Toast.

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Re: @JDX

In the states you can marry at 18 but can't drink till 21.

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@JDX and drinking age

Well, if not, all the more for me then. Hope they have parking for the mobility scooter. Shirley you don't expect be to be in a fit state to walk home afterwards.

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"On a completely unrelated note, can you legally get married before reaching drinking age?"

This is certainly do-able in most of the Gulf States.

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thosrtanner, in the States, both marriage age and drinking age can vary by state/district/territory. It is the legal right to purchase or publicly possess alcohol that begins at age 21 (excepting Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), not the legal right to drink it.

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Re: @Evil Auditor

*Parental consent for marriage not required in Scotland.

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WTF?

It's shit!

Standard Commentard input.

And I'd like to say at this point something about W8.1 . . .

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Great idea!

I won't attend though since I can't stand beer.

Seriously, I'd be curious to see whether a bunch of commentards looks as nerdy as I'd expect ;-) but with 600 miles I'm just too far away. And I really can't stand beer.

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Re: Great idea!

Other drinks are available. Particularly as they're going to hold this beanfeast in that thar poncy London. So you could have a small sherry instead.

Or perhaps be more traditional and have a large gin...

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an excuse

at last an excuse to go to the other end of planet that might be sufficient. Some of your writers have real flair and impressive knowledge. Pity I have courses that require my attendance. Anything planned for Antipodes in future ? Preferably not in that crowded traffic clogged hellhole Sydney.

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Re: an excuse

Excuse me, but that's MY adopted crowded traffic clogged hecklhole you''re insulting there. I''ll have you know that it's only actual Sydneysiders who're traditionally allowed to admit what a stinky, brown sky, horribly humid rathole it really is. To the rest of the world we present a united "best city in the world" front.

As for the pissup, sorry, quiet get together, I'm happy to travel Business Class only. Please have your people arrange the ticket and limo

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Bit of a long way for a pint for me; but I hope you have a splendid time and will quite possibly lift a synchronised pint in your general direction on the 12th.

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I'm not coming if Eadon isn't invited.

What's that? I had a whelk's chance in a supernova of being invited anyway....

/me grumbles off

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Re: Boycott

Wasn't Eadon an alter ego of one of the Reg hacks anyway?

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Re: Boycott

How dare you cast dispersions on Mr Pott. >:)

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Re: Boycott

Nah, it was Orlowski. WinPho fanboy that he is.

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Are you suggesting that there is only 1 Windows Phone owner and not 2...

Devastated...

Sales are down 100% year on year that means...

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"Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball"

What are you talking about? Commentards don't HAVE balls.

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How true! That's why it says Ball, singular and just enough (or too much already) to reproduce.

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"How true! That's why it says Ball, singular"

Congrats, you've just failed your classic policemans joke course, as well as basic English.

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@AC, a few minutes ago

Never mind, neither of which I wanted to excel in. One of them, at least, I could if I felt need, but this being the comments' section, not so much.

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"Commentards don't HAVE balls"

Plenty of nuts though........

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Re: "Commentards don't HAVE balls"

"Plenty of nuts though........"

And sometimes rather angry nuts. Will attendees have to wear labels with their pseudonyms on, and if so will the Reg have security on standby for the inevitable fisticuffs?

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Re: "Commentards don't HAVE balls"

Everyone could just have a label saying I'm Spartacus...

Or wear V for Vendetta masks perhaps?

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Re: Commentards don't HAVE balls.

But The Reg has the biggest balls of all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXP4oAdTZ-s

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To Paraphrase

I would not wish to attend any ball that would have me.

Rosie

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Re: To Paraphrase

Or to turn that around a bit; those who want to come are probably the ones you don't want coming!

I would suggest scanning the archives, choosing those with the most downvotes, putting them in a pub, and streaming the outcome.

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Re: To Paraphrase

Where's Matt Bryant when you really need him?

I'll supply the cricket bats. :o)

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