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Dinner Monday, June 17

June 15, 2013 in Dinner

Yes, all us smart people are getting together again to do that thing that sapient beings do: eat.  It’s smart to eat.  Really helps to stave off the hunger pangs, y’know?

So, this month’s location for that strange Mensa ritual we call “eating” is the Longmont Rib House. They’re at 1920 South Coffman Street, Longmont CO 80504. Phone: 303-485-6988.

Socializing, drinks and plots for world domination start at 5:30.  We’ll sit down at 6:00 and order food at 6:30.  And they will bring it to us.  Oh yes, they will bring us food.

If you’ve ever seen a nice, plump four-legged creature walk by and thought about how tasty it would be to sink your teeth into its side and chew the delicious meat off its ribs, you’re in luck.  The nice thing that they do at the rib house is that the meat will have already been killed and cooked, saving you much of the trouble.  I hear there’s even this thing called “rib sauce.”

(For those of you who prefer not to chew on delicious creatures, there are plenty of vegetarian options available.  You won’t get the same flesh-rending feeling, though.)

Here’s their official blurb:

In search of the Great American Dream, Merry Ann and Tracy Webb, born and raised in the BBQ capital of Kansas City, MO, moved to Longmont, CO in 1989. For the next 12 years, they
searched for the true Kansas City style BBQ.  Hence, The Rib House was born on July 5th,
2001 in Longmont, CO. The two decided Colorado needed to have authentic Kansas City/Colorado Barbeque. Colorado has never been famous for Barbeque, until now!

Which doesn’t mean they’re not aliens with a secret hidden agenda, but at least the ribs should be good.

In other news, Jim will be passing on that pointy hat thing we call the Exalted Skald.  Get ready to answer some trivia questions.

All current and former members, plus their family and friends, are welcome.  Bring books to trade if you’ve got ‘em.  Oh, and that mind-control device you’ve had sitting in the garage and have been dying to try out, only to find yourself with a lack of willing test subjects?  As long as it fits inside a briefcase, feel free.  I’m sure we’ll be able to convince some of the other patrons to give it a go.

Monday, Longmont.  After that, the world.  Bwaaaaahahahaaa.

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Annual Picnic June 8

June 2, 2013 in News

What, when & where:

Boulder/Front Range Mensa 2nd Annual Picnic
10am – 2pm, June 8, 2013
Eben G. Fine Park, Boulder (3rd & Arapahoe)


This year the picnic will be catered by Mustard’s Last Standwith hot dogs, brats, and vegetarian sausage (it’s Boulder; get over it).  Bring games, frisbees, water toys and/or hiking boots.  Eben G. Fine park rests alongside Boulder Creek and is a short hike from Settler’s Park and the Boulder Red Rocks.  There will be an ExComm (Executive Committee) meeting starting at 10:30.  Food arrives at 11:30.

Q & A:

What about alcohol?
None will be provided, although you can BYOB if you like.

Are kids and family members welcome?
Absolutely.  Unless it’s that weird cousin of yours who likes to flash people in the park.  You know the one I mean.

Will certain members be dining on a delicacy of pig’s brains again?
Unlikely, because A) there will be no roast pig this year and B) a bunch of us were really grossed out by that.  Seriously.  So, um… yeah.

What if I’m not a member of Mensa yet?
Come on down.  We’re not going to subject you to the Stanford-Binet before we let you hang with us.  We only do that at our SECRET meetings.  The ones where we plot world domination and build giant armies of man-eating clams.

What if I get lost on the way to the park?
Just ask the nearest hominid if they’ve seen a group of people who exude intelligence and charm, and whose brain cases are 3x bigger than everyone else’s.  Then, run the other way, because those are aliens.  If all else fails, follow the directions below.


From Highway 36/28th Street:
Hwy 36 turns into 28th street as it goes through Boulder.  Take 28th to Arapahoe, then take Arapahoe West, towards the mountains.  You will cross Broadway, then 9th.  Continue West until you see a small sign on the right that says “Eben G. Fine Park.”  There will be a driveway on the right that takes you down to a small parking lot, and beyond the driveway is further parking along the upper edge of the park.

If you miss the park, you’ll get dumped out onto Canyon Rd., so, slap forehead, circle round and try again.

Google Map to the park.

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New Forums, new site launched

June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

You may have noticed that the old site is gone and we now have this spiffy new wordpress site.  Huzzah!

Seriously though, check out the forums.

They’re for you.  Introduce yourself.  Talk about stuff.  Be witty.  Be brilliant.  Astound people.  Or, tell us about your cat and how you had a piece of toast this morning.  It’s up to you.