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Nice Night Out In Remembrance of Andrew Breitbart

Home - by - March 6, 2012 - 02:06 America/New_York - 29 Comments

Went downtown with Mr. Pinko to Miss Pamela’s place and she whipped up a Cobb salad while we waited for her car service. That was nice, with hearts of palm.

We headed over to Hell’s Kitchen to a little hole in the wall that was packed to the brim with people.

The first person I saw was Lucianne Goldberg, what a wonderful lady. The place was so cramped she was getting a little of what I sometimes suffer from, claustrophobia. She headed out to a more comfortable venue after raising a glass to Andrew.

I saw lots of familiar faces, people who are part of the conservative network in the city. We gave each other some up nods. I ran into the guy who did the classic video with Jonah Goldberg where two ex-lovers found themselves on the same speaking panel and the night devolved into a passive aggressive insult fest that seemed to be scripted by Marshall Brickman.

The next guy I ran into was Reliapundit, who fully expected me to start a fight because of our terse moments over the Romney stuff. He’s a great guy, so a couldn’t punch him.

Then Irony Curtain arrived. He was stuck outside for ten minutes. We heard the bartender say that there was a room in the back. That sounded like our speed so we headed around the corner to an alcove that was about ten by ten with a giant jukebox. And two mops and a bucket. And the bathrooms. But we made it our own.

Pamela played some Sinatra, The Smiths and Barry White, but the jukebox wouldn’t cooperate. It kept cutting out during her karaoke performances. So she would run at it an ass bump it back into commission. This became the routine for the rest of the night. Sing 30 seconds and then ass bump it. This prompted the bouncer to come back to see what the commotion was. I told him I had the strength of ten men and he should move on. Irony says, “it’s true, he just doesn’t have it here with him right now.”  So Pamela batted her eyes and the guy let me live.

Then Urban Infidel arrived back in our cubby-hole, obviously the place to be. My only political conversation of the night was with her – some very interesting psychological evaluations of Barack Obama.

Pamela got up on the end of the bar and addressed the crowd and spoke about what Andrew Breitbart has meant to us in the past, and how we need to be 2x the person we used to be in order to fill this void.

Another woman spoke, and then I grilled a Mormon for half an hour. Everything I’ve said about The Book of Mormon is true, yet, he made it sound so plausible and normal, and he was a super nice guy, like a stereotypical Mormon. I think I’m a Mormon now. Possibly.

Then it was time to go. I promised everyone I’d be going to Sullivan Hall this Friday to see this conservative rock band. I lied.

That’s it for now. I’ll tell you about my next night out in about 3 months.

» 29 Comments

  1. The Doktor

    March 6th, 2012

    re: Irony’s “it’s true, he just doesn’t have it here with him right now.”

    Best line to intercede a bar fight (and I’ve seen more than my share) EVER! Humor always wins the day!

    Glad for your relief night out. Glad to have ya “back”.

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  2. Burrwhip

    March 6th, 2012

    So…no White Castle?

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  3. Frosteetoes

    March 6th, 2012

    Why didn’t you guys invite me? I could have made it up there in 45 minutes.

    Dammit! I always get left out.

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  4. xthred

    March 6th, 2012

    Beautiful.

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  5. Jack Daniels

    March 6th, 2012

    I would seriously enjoy having an opportunity to get together with so many of you people.

    It sounded like my kind of night with my kind of people.

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  6. Aunt Liz

    March 6th, 2012

    Thanks for the inside glimpse Fur.

    And I ditto what Jack Daniels said.

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  7. persecutor

    March 6th, 2012

    And I’m sure Andrew was with you, with a smile on his face, saying, “What a bunch of lovable reprobates!”

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  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 6th, 2012

    Huh? Y’mean conservatives actually know how to have FUN?
    ————

    Y’mean there’s fun to be had in Hell’s Kitchen that doesn’t involve bloodshed? Did Stallone show up?

    ————

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  9. Timwi

    March 6th, 2012

    That was a nice article to start the morning with. I think it’s good that you guys get together-it’s got to refresh your minds and your spirits to be shoulder to shoulder with other members of the conservative army.

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  10. norman einstein

    March 6th, 2012

    Wow! You ran into Lucianne? You lucky bastard! She’s one of my heroes.

    Like the Doktor said, glad you had a chance to just get out and spend some time with ‘like-minded’ people and raise a glass to Andrew.

    BTW, did your new Mormon friend show you his magic underwear?

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  11. The Doktor

    March 6th, 2012

    @Norman – re: “Magic Undies”
    I’m guessing that BFH does NOT roll that way!!

    ;-)

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  12. RANDO

    March 6th, 2012

    A great story- reminds me of the old days. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. norman einstein

    March 6th, 2012

    @Dok, FFS, I know he doesn’t.
    But doncha think curiosity might get the better of him? Purely from a journalistic POV?
    About the undies, I mean.

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  14. Team America

    March 6th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing, Fur. I’m glad you were able to get out with others who share your passion. Sounds like a good emotional release.

    I agree with what Jack Daniels said….my neck of the woods is not the kind of “intelligence” (for lack of better word) for certain coversations.

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  15. ironyCurtain

    March 6th, 2012

    A splendid time was guaranteed for all. What does a gathering of conservatives in The Peoples Republic of Manhattan actually look like? Like a typical NYC bar crowd and NOT AT ALL like the media stereotype of country club Republicans. Every type imaginable including hipsters to bikers. The only difference was the conversations!

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  16. Nunya

    March 6th, 2012

    Sooooooo Mr Hat, inquiring minds wanna know: what color magic underwear did you get? ;)

    LOL @ the visual image of Ms Geller singing karaoke on the bar and our iOTW fearless leaders geeking it up in the janitorial closet :) Srsly though, the thought of all that Conservative brainpower in one room: I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy!

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  17. Chalupa

    March 6th, 2012

    Psychological evaluations of Barry – reminds me of a line by a psychiatrist on Fawlty Towers – “There’s enough material there for an entire conference.”

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  18. Merry Poppet

    March 6th, 2012

    Sounds like a wonderful night out. You know Andrew was there in spirit.

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  19. singinintherain

    March 6th, 2012

    Breitbart was there!!!!

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  20. reliapundit

    March 6th, 2012

    a great evening.

    i need to recharge and blow off steam like that more often.

    great meeting you and your krewe.

    awesome crowd.

    and yes: lucianne is awesome.

    but geller is stellar.

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  21. keepin r pithy

    March 7th, 2012

    ssooo, with the grilled Mormon, didja have the red or the white whine?

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  23. [...] headed over to the West Side with Big Fur Hat (his take here) and Mr. Pinko. In da hous was the wonderful Lucianne, Katie O'Mally, Tiffiny Ruegner, [...]

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  24. I Luv Bacon

    March 7th, 2012

    It’s really something special that you all got together like that.

    Really.

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  25. Gerard

    March 7th, 2012

    “Geller is stellar.” She is that. And speaking as a close friend of Tom for years, I can attest to the fact that he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Great summary, BFH. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet some of you, although I wish it were under different circumstances, obviously. Hopefully the next time we’ll be toasting a victory against the institutional left.

    -good times, G.

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  26. Mourning in America

    March 7th, 2012

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  28. Yehudit

    March 7th, 2012

    I had no idea all these people I have heard of were there. Dayam. We should have had name tags.

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