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Meetups and Book Clubs all tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things.

Note: Actual Man Boobz meetups may vary.

Last night, many hundreds of comments into what would become Man Boobz’ first 900-plus comment thread, an idea arose: a Man Boobz meetup! Specifically, a Boston-area MB meetup, since a lot of MB commenters seem to live around there. Holly – the awesome lady behind the excellent blog The Pervocracy – stepped up to organize the thing.

And thus was born the first of what quite possibly could be many Man Boobz/Pervocracy meetups, tentatively scheduled for 6pm on Friday, June 17th at the Prudential Center Food Court in Boston. If you’re in the area and want to attend, post a comment below and/or get in touch with Holly directly. (Email her at pervocracy@gmail.com.) I’ll post about it again before it happens, so if there are any changes in the details you all will know about it.

Also: for those Man Boobzers who live in and around Chicago, I’ll be organizing a meetup here too, probably within the next couple of weeks. If you’re in the area and want to attend, post below! I’ll do my best to accommodate everyone’s schedules, find places for people to crash, and so on.

There’s also talk about a Toronto meetup.

If anyone else reading this blog wants to get a meetup going in your area, post below! There are Man Boobzers all over the map. Let’s make this happen.

Meanwhile, some other Man Boobzers have set up a book club on Library Thing. Which is also amazing.

I am really happy to see this sort of thing happening, and honored, really, that so many of you all have found a little online home on this blog. And I want to do whatever I can to facilitate this. I’m still considering the possibility of a Man Boobz forum, though I’m not quite sure that the peculiar dynamics that propel so many of the discussions here into sprawling hundreds-of-posts-long threads would work as well on a forum. People here seem fairly evenly divided on the idea. So I’m holding off on that, at least for now, but if there’s enough demand for it I can set up a forum pretty much instantly. Post your thoughts below!

Also: I know a lot of you are broke (as am I), but if you have a few bucks to spare I’d like to once again plug the Man Boobz store., which has awesome “We Hunted the Mammoth” and other t-shirts and assorted products, designed by the awesome JohnnyKaje, who also designed the main Man Boobz banners. (Shaenon also contributed a lovely drawing of an evil cupcake.)

And finally: If you want to help Man Boobz take over the internets, promote the fuck out of the posts here with the little “share” buttons. Links bring traffic, and traffic brings more regular readers and commenters into the Man Boobz fold. Heh heh.

And finally finally, keep sending along suggestions for posts. Quite a few of my recent posts have been inspired by links people sent me. (If you send along a suggestion, and you’d like me to credit you in the posts, let me know; I’ve been assuming people would prefer anonymity.)

Thanks again, everyone!

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Sarah
Sarah
10 years ago

Oh… now you can? What the hell….

Sorry for the triple posts…

dreamhouse
dreamhouse
10 years ago

Hello Everyone,
I’m a bit of a lurker because I live on the other side of the world to America which means I’m asleep while most of the conversations happen. It would be lovely to meet some like minded people, but unfortunately I don’t think this is a possibility. I think the only other people who have read this blog where I live are some friends who I’ve sent links to! Have fun meeting up.

Nobby
Nobby
10 years ago

🙁 Someone at wordpress already took Nobby! No signing up for me yet.

Bee
Bee
10 years ago

Don’t be sad, Nobby! You can still get a Gravatar account. Just use the same email you use to sign in … you don’ need to use Nobby for your Gravatar name, even. And then you can add a picture and join the cool kids!

http://site.gravatar.com/signup

(Is it okay that I just called myself a cool kid?)

zombie rotten mcdonald
10 years ago

we could meet at that O-so-attractive truckstop right on the border….

Captain Bathrobe
Captain Bathrobe
10 years ago

Huh. No other SF Bay Area denizens here?

Well I’ll be damned. I guess it’s not the center of the universe after all.

ozymandias
10 years ago

I’m not sure if anyone lives in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area, but I’m down here for the summer and would be willing to organize a meetup at some point.

Nobby
Nobby
10 years ago

Hmm, I can log in, but now I show up as my gravatar name. How do I change that, Bee? I want to be a cool kid!

Nobby
Nobby
10 years ago

David, you can kill that ‘testing?’ comment in moderation, different name. Sorry!

Nobby
Nobby
10 years ago

Oh, wait, snazzy picture! Wooo! Also triple posted!

Bee
Bee
10 years ago

Oh crap … I forget! I think it wanted me to use my Gravatar name, but then I just used my regular name and email (which was the same one I used for Gravatar), and the picture showed up like magic. That’s not working, though, huh? Anyone else with a Gravatar account and a little more tech sense want to advise?

Bee
Bee
10 years ago

Yay! Now you’re cool, Nobby! Niiice.

Plymouth
Plymouth
10 years ago

Capt Bathrobe – I’m SF bay area and so is Pecunium (though I guess he’s moving soon?)

plymouths
10 years ago

Hey, thanks Bee!! Nift. And now I has a picture! (which actually for a little internet avatar thingie looks surprisingly actually like me. Though maybe moreso when I was 25 :D)

Though as “plymouth” was already taken I had to go with my stealth backup PLURAL ME!

darksidecat
10 years ago

Which makes me the east coast person? I am living in upstate NY right now.

Plymouth
Plymouth
10 years ago

whoa! it gave me retroactive icons!!

Ami Angelwings
10 years ago

Oooh.. very cool icon! 😀

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

Err, so how do you get a gravatar icon to show up?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

Does this work, I wonder?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

😀 heh.. he he.. heh eh. ha! HA ha! HAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAA HAA HAA HA HA HAA!!

Ami Angelwings
10 years ago

Mrow! :O I am visible! >:D

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

Hooray Ami! Lookin good! *thumbs up*

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