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St John is a freelance writer, historian, and ornamental hermit. He spends his weekends reading terrible books and shouting at kids to get off his lawn.


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StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Any Polish Puzzle-Solvers on Hubski?

Thanks, you're awesome! I'm usually a wiz with these in English (provided it's a simple substitution cipher), but I don't have enough knowledge of Polish to know what the most common letter combinations are, and what words often follow others.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Any Polish Puzzle-Solvers on Hubski?

It absolutely is! If you have any Polish/code-breaking skills, I'd love to see what you can come up with. The Poles were the great unsung cryptanalysts of the Second World War — they can be great again!

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 25, 2017

TRY AND STOP ME.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 25, 2017

Alas, I can't join you this evening! I'm doing a movie night with a friend, and I need to pick up bits for a Cat costume from Red Dwarf.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

As for your neighbors, have you tried sending them sexually suggestive gingerbread men in the mail? I am hard-pressed to think of anything that would delight me more than receiving erotic cookies from an anonymous source.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 3, 2017

Aw, sorry to hear you won't be joining us in SF, but I'm sure you'll be happier somewhere you don't flush half your money down the toilet on rent every month. Still, you are morally and contractually obliged to come out for a drink whenever you're in town. You signed in blood and broken glass — it can never be undone.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Ugly Duchess

It is an amazing painting. And I've been to Greek funerals, running the gauntlet of dozens of Greek grannies all dressed in black and pinching your cheeks… The painting isn't far off the mark.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: MeetUpSki Location Location Location

I'll be in Raleigh in July, and I know thenewgreen is nearby. I'd love to meet up if anyone else is in the vicinity or can have themselves loaded into a catapult and flung far enough to land safely in North Carolina.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu meetup in San Fran tonight?

It really is crappy. A PBR & J is a Pabst Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jameson. It's a drink you only ever order if you're already very drunk and intend to get drunker.

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu meetup in San Fran tonight?

What do you want to do instead of PBR & Js? Chartreuse and pickle juice?

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu meetup in San Fran tonight?

I was foolish enough to let mk and thenewgreen order drinks and we wound up with a round of PBR & Js. Thanks so much to these guys for the best night out — you couldn't ask for friendlier, livelier company.

We have to do this again. Just get a cab next time so your car doesn't get broken into. Did you get back all right?

StJohn  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Impromptu meetup in San Fran tonight?

Oh yeah, I know the one! It's a great little spot. Want to meet there at 7? I'll be wearing a green fedora.

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