Christmas is not complete without an h2g2 party and though it came early this year, it turned out to be a storming occasion none the less.
For those who only venture into South London en masse, arrangements were made to meet Abi under the clock at Waterloo. Abi claimed to have not to have realised that Waterloo would be packed full of rugby players as England were playing Argentina at Twickenham that day. The incredulous looks on several Researchers' faces, however, told a different story.
Braving the Northern Line, the intrepid bunch of front runners arrived at the Elephant and Castle Superbowl, to find the others waiting. Introductions were made, old friends greeted each other warmly and members of the 'Celibacy' thread chose their targets for the evening.
Allocating Researchers to lanes was a little laboured, but those who were there to support grabbed a drink with a view and proceeded to ignore the bowling. In the true tradition of h2g2, this year's achiever of the hallowed bowling score of 42 was Coelacanth who was later awarded a T-shirt for her achievement.
In Vino Veritas
Tigerlilly's command of logistics could not be faulted as she engineered moving over forty people over the river to the Wellington pub. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the pub manager who had failed to reserve the seating area the Community Team had negotiated. But when people had finally intimidated the rest of the pub into leaving and had a beer in their hand it was time for the roistering to begin Demon Drawer and Fashion Cat did their now world famous impression of Charles and Di kissing for the crowd while everyone else was dazzled by the refraction coming off the diamond in the engagement ring.
Pastey did his best Chris Tarrant impression while Abi grabbed the opportunity show off the wink and the attitude problem she had been practising all week as she took on the role of Anne Robinson for the pub quiz. Mark Moxon was uncanny as Bob Holness as he took charge for the round on the Editorial team. Winners by a short head after a dramatic tiebreaker were
It was at that point that Pastey's body physically gave out and he went to sleep on a table. Understandable when you consider he had been up since 3am.
After that the evening wore on into drinking, drinking, more drinking... Many friends were made and old friendships rekindled, there were much yelling of "You look exactly like I thought you would!" and whispering and stroking of legs.
Thanks to everyone who made the meet up such a success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the Editorial Team did.
We are in the process of putting up the pictures taken by the Community Team. In the meanwhile, if you fancy seeing just what everyone got up to at this particular shindig, why not check out the following:
Who was there
- Bald Bloke
- Boys and Cake Girl
- Clive the Flying Ostrich
- Clown MCP
- Demon Drawer
- E Vibenstein
- Fashion Cat
- The Fish
- Galaxy Babe
- Ian G
- Jim diGriz
- Joe aka Arnia
- Lucinda aka My Red Dice
- Nexus Seven
- Sir Didymus
- Smiley Ben