Argy Bargy

Our monthly meet and greet used to be called Salon. It was defined thusly:

A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. –Wikipedia

Now we are going to get a bit more uncivilized. I’ve become quite a fan of the irreverent debate and feel a lively discussion is in order. So, we are now an Argy Bargy. You’re welcome!

It is not monthly. It wanders about and appears where it may. It could include the culture jam known as prank or some other form of trickster wisdom. It could flash mob, pop up, activate, service day, spoof or spangle but can never get stale. It may or it might not, you will just have to come and find out for yourself!

Bring your arguing points, topics of note, snark, controversy and opinions and let’s iron the wrinkles out of each other’s cerebellum. Enough of this namby pamby pablum. Prepare to eat your words.

Adult beverages will be consumed! Snacks will be eaten! I dare you to pony up and make us care. What’s your poison? Take two and double down on debate. If sparkling water is your thing bring it. I’ll drink whatever you have and burp in your face. Take that, you churlish wag. And then try mine! What is it? None of your beeswax! Just shut up and argue. Or don’t. See if I care.

We will make the opaque clear and the crystal broken. Don’t stop there. It’s at your place! Well. If you will allow. At your behest. And beside yourself betides. Pirates, bunnies, chickens, f’ckos, sparkle ponies or donkeys, n00bs and old skool are welcome and everyone else too. Bring yours and I’ll show you his! Or hers. Or theirs. We’re not picky. But we are a bit rude. Not mean exactly. Just next door. So wake up and dust off and get yours.

The first one is on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm at the Olson’s place at 1151 Humboldt Street in Santa Rosa.

And the topic is hacks. What stupid thing have you come up with that you do in the desert? We want to hear all about it so we can point and laugh and tell you you’re doing it all wrong! Bring a friend. Or someone you just met. Or come alone and leave together. It’s Argy Bargy. Let’s make it real.

My definition of Argy Bargy is barge on in and argue. Here is what the Oxford Dictionary has to say:

Pronunciation: /ˌärjēˈbärjē/
NOUN (plural argy-bargies)

Noisy quarreling or wrangling.

Late 19th century (originally Scots): rhyming jingle based on argue.

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