I have been called a voluptuary, a sybarite, a hedonist, a creep. ..
June 13, 2007 9:28 PM   Subscribe

I have been called a voluptuary, a sybarite, a hedonist, a creep. .. George Meyer's silly rhapsody on conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.: "The OFF-SITE is a born provocateur. She blends the dirty fun of a PowerPoint presentation with the raw danger of a Kaffeeklatsch. One minute she’s showing you charts and graphs, then up pops a “Far Side” cartoon. It’s high-stakes poker, and everything’s wild." from the New Yorker , May 2007.
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posted by ChasFile at 9:58 PM on June 13, 2007

No mention of the bold, wanton hussy that is HALLWAYS? She'll take all comers, indiscriminate in her hungers.
posted by cali at 10:19 PM on June 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

And now, I die.

Of writer's shame, no doubt.
posted by Ryvar at 11:04 PM on June 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Ah, I remember that one, vividly. Nice find, although if we're going to start posting New Yorker humor to the front page I fear it'll become a regular fixture.
posted by JHarris at 11:38 PM on June 13, 2007

(Oh, and for maximum effect, imagine it's Tom Servo reading this in your head.)
posted by JHarris at 11:43 PM on June 13, 2007

I didn't get enough of MST3K to remember Servo's voice, but about three paragraphs in, I was sorta channelling Wally Cox.
posted by pax digita at 12:07 AM on June 14, 2007

There was a time when I would have expected a New Yorker humor piece to be funnier and more insightful than, say, yer average McSweeney's list.

Those days are apparently behind us.
posted by adamgreenfield at 5:58 AM on June 14, 2007

*briefly ponders if 'off-site' would cover the barcamp/unconference phenomenon, realized I no longer care enough to check*
posted by rmm at 9:17 AM on June 14, 2007

Nobody goes to the poster session.
posted by 3.2.3 at 4:58 PM on June 14, 2007

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