20 October 2009

Driberally tonight

Drinking Liberally is a weekly social gathering where progressives talk politics and get to know one another. In Center City Philadelphia, we meet on Tuesday nights at Triumph Brewery's upstairs bar, where there are drink and food specials from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. I hope to see you there!

Triumph Brewery is at 117 Chestnut Street in Old City. It's conveniently SEPTA-accessible via the Market-Frankford El (2nd Street station), all the buses that turn around at or near Penn's Landing (5, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 48), and a few other buses that pass nearby (9, 25, 38, 40, 44, 47, 57, 61).

This week's topic: Silent Running. That's the name I was trying to remember last week, of the 1970s film where there are no plants left on Earth, and the last ones are on greenhouse spaceships, and Bruce Dern has to save the last ship. His ship's name is the Valley Forge, which I think was confusing some people last week as to the name of the film. As to how it compares to Rollerball, I think we'll have to have a movie night, particularly including The Omega Man, to come to a true appreciation of that particular sub-genre of film.

Oh, and the local law school chapters of the American Constitution Society are having a networking happy hour tonight. It is likely that not one of the law students who attend were yet born when Mad Max was theatrically released.

"Come for the beer, stay for the check"

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