“No one has ever thrown down here”

There’s another group of beer drinkers and book readers out there.  According to this morning’s Strib, Books and Bars (or B&B as they refer to themselves) meets at Bryant Lake Bowl on a monthly basis to discuss books.  But, unlike Fight Club, they never throw down – pussies.  Besides what kind of sissy book club calls themselves B&B? 

However, they do have several things going for them:

  • An MC, Jeff Kamin, a former stand up comedian who “works the room.” 
  • They have a “John Hughes slow clap” when anyone utters something tedious such as “As an English major. … ” or “the second time I read this book.”  I suggest we employ said slow clap when Matt H. refers to his other Fight Club.
  • Sponsorship from a bar, Magers & Quinn bookstore and the Onion

2 Responses to ““No one has ever thrown down here””

  1. 1 Matt H. September 18, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    They sound like a great group… Maybe we can invite them over for some sock-it-to-me pizza, knuckle sandwiches, and fisticuff soup? I do like the sponsor idea though… how do we get free beer too! Mike B. are you willing to be a bud girl for the cause?

  2. 2 Matt H. September 21, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Ooooh no and in December Team B&B is reading “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.! Maybe that is why Bill B. isn’t reading our books? He’s found another audience that is more attune to his literary non-fiction needs? Tell me it ain’t so Billy!

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