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Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:34am.
Hi happy hooligans,
Remember: this is New Bangkok. Old Bangkok moved across the street into a new restaurant and then the cook from the old restaurant opened up New Bangkok in the old location. If this is confusing, just go to the one on the right as you're headed to Sumter; it's in the same strip mall as Ollie's Discount. It's delightful (as is Ollie's, come to think of it).
Also Tuesday, Bernie Sanders is officially kicking off his campaign. This is at 5 in Burlington VT; one assumes that MSNBC at least would cover it. You might want to give a look in, and eat some Ben & Jerry's in solidarity.
Meanwhile Huck Mikeabee has found that running for president for fun and profit doesn't go so well when you start defending child molesters. So yeah, we may have some things to talk about at DL.
Come on down, wish me a happy birthday (and hopefully Jim a happy belated one) eat Thai and we'll all have a real good time!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:04am.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 1:29pm.
Bradley 'n' 'em (PoV Cineclub) will be showing Repo Man at Tapp's Thursday at 7. (CDT. Way to go, Facebook!) $5. https://www.facebook.com/events/954380261281460/
I don't know how meeting-like the Conquest outing can be, never having been there myself. (It's a brewery. I'm celiac. Do the math.:)) If you're interested in making fun of Santorum and Huckabee-- I mean, talking about politics, you could also drop by Uncle Maddio's, where I'll be having pizza and chatting with anybody who turns up, also 7ish. Mind you, I also intend to turn up at Conquest later. Hope to see you at one, another, or hopefully both!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:24pm.
Hello lovely people:
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:21pm.
Do you think democracy is possible or attainable in the United States? Would a new constitution help or would it just be written by the same gazillionaires and corporations already making life unlivable and government untenable here? This is the kind of stuff I'd like to talk about. If you feel the same, you might want to come out to the Publick House Tuesday. Or we can ponder Gamecock baseball or discuss what's on TV. I was puzzled to find something on NBC last night called AD: The Bible Continues. A sequel? Overdue, I say! Come and see us and we'll have a real good time!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:51pm.
Celebrate Earth Day a day early or kvetch about taxes a week late. Come down to the Publick House, sing, dance, cavort or possibly, I dunno, discuss politics. What a concept! Hope to see your shining faces!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:13pm.
Again, it's a little difficult getting all cheery and funny this week. Between the Walter Scott murder and SC's weird amicus brief to the Supreme Court http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/04/09/south_carolina_we_can_discriminate_against_women_so_why_not_gays.html it's a little hard to feel like it's a great day in South Carolina. At least we have presidential candidates to talk about. Rand Paul, who will be a very credible candidate just as soon as he can say ten words to a reporter without blowing up; Marco Rubio, who totally isn't a ventriloquist's dummy; and HRC, who they say is moving to the left. Well that's something, right?
Come on down to the Publick House and we can talk about these things or other things and have a real good rockin' time. I promise to continue my one-week tradition of not asking you to help with my taxes!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 4:38pm.
On a more cheerful note, POV (Point of View Film Series) is presenting "I Am Cuba" at The Skyline Room at Tapp's at 7 Thursday, although you'll want to come by 6:45 for the introduction. $5, with snacks and beverages for sale. Hope to see you there.
Hope to see you at The Publick House Tuesday evening, too. Do you think there might be anything to talk about? Earning that Peace Prize about six years late, say. Maybe they'll give Kerry one now! I look forward to seeing you and chatting about it.
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:49pm.
I understand that Thursday, the first Thursday of April is First Thursday. (Amazing how I work these things out, isn't it?) My Facebook feed suggests that everybody I know is participating in one or more events there, so big stuff is happening. However, neither the website nor the Facebook page is being updated; apparently they're transitioning to a new name and format. But go anyway! And if you get hungry before 8, you might try the new Jamaican place, Coconut's, just above Tapp's where Mac's on Main used to be. I haven't eaten there yet, but I stepped in and it smells GREAT! (If they didn't close at 8, I would be pushing it as a new DL venue already.) They also have a lunch buffet, not that that helps you Thursday evening, but just FYI.
I keep meaning to mention, but the artist formerly known as Timmerman Trail (now, let's see, Timmerman Trail and Battlefield Connector of Cayce Riverwalk and North, South and Bridge Trails of the 12,000 Year Historical Park Trail) offers about two hours leisurely stroll if you park at the first lot on Old State Road and take the linear trail down to the loop (the historical park part) and back again, now completely lit, patrolled and with emergency call boxes all the way. Also maybe a little pollen, since I saw a jogger and a bicyclist wearing masks. But the wisteria is gorgeous and fragrant and the zebra swallowtails are crazy and it's an outstanding place to walk, jog, run or bike. If you need directions, just holler.
So I guess what I'm saying is, come on down to the good ol' Publick House Tuesday evening and say hi, hey or howdy and help us suss out the state of the world. Cocoa muffins are not outside the realm of possibility. I so hope to see ya!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:16pm.
On the way to Dentsville, I looked in on Delaney's Speakeasy on Saluda by Wells Fargo, I think they call that bank now. It's deserted of a Tuesday at 7:15ish. Seems like it would be a magnificent venue, although I don't know what the menu situation is like. Nor is parking convenient unless you want to risk the bank (which the bartender did not recommend trying). Also also their website says they are a cigar bar, though I smell no evidence of this. What do peoples think? I'm thinking of having next week's meeting there, unless someone sternly objects. There always seems to be parking on Harden, just a block away. On the whole, it seems workable and certainly quiet enough for conversation. Please share your thoughts.
This week, I thought we would give the Publick House another go. If it's always that crowded on Tuesdays now, well great for them, but I suspect that it was just a function of 3/17. (There was a family there in green with their kid in a kilt.) So come on down; peach cobbler mini-muffins are a real possibility. See ya!
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