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Re: [culturecircle-17] Culture Sponges is Alive! A Message from the Original founder of this group.

From: Charlotte
Sent on: Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:05 PM

Sounds fun

On Jun 7,[masked]:01 PM, "christopher K" <[address removed]> wrote:

Hellooooo Culture Sponger!

6 years ago I started my first Meetup. I called it Culture Sponges. I got busy 4 years ago and I stepped down. Sadly the group was taken over but no events were created. So now, I am going to see what I can do to change that.

For those you who may have forgotten. I founded this Meetup, Dive Bar Adventures, Southern California Meetup Group, Social Detectives, and many others that I may still assistant organize or co-organize. But this one has a special place in my heart as my first.


Culture Sponges was a group that:

  1. Absorbed culture and exotic events without pretense and without attitude
  2. Shared cultural differences with respect and common interest
  3. Explored subcultures in the safety of numbers and in disguise


From going to see puppets kill each other with sharp knives to downtown art walks, to subway crawls to aquariums, to Hawaiian Tiki parties, to Russian Mafia Banquet dinners, that was what this group did and will do again.

Now 6 years ago, there was no iphone, no android phone no windows phone 7, no foursquare, facebook was just 100 million members, and any body who got an instagram thought it carried bad news or a wire transfer.


So Culture Spongers we love to sponge, right? So along with all the exploring, we will also be sponging with our tiny phone cameras, pictures, video or even audio.

Culture Sponges will now be a group that:

  1. Explore Culture Sponge cultural events and sponge'm with our photo apps ( Cause I can show you how)
  2. Squeeze out our favorite sponging photos with our group (Cause I want to sponge off your culture sponging)
  3. Squeeze out our favorite exotic sub-cultural knowledge with our group (Cause I need new ideas and events)


If you are into Pinterest, Instagram, 500px LAist, MetroWize, Yelp, Foursquare, & etc then please respond to this email and let me know you are excited.


If you are excited about getting into fun iphone/droid photography or just doing more fun things to capture all the cool exotic sub-cultural exploring we shall do, email me.


My Goal is to create a safe and fun place to be different while exploring fun and different places.


What to Expect:

Expect walking, expect taking pictures and sharing some of them, and even expect a cocktail / cool beverage conclusion where we can all see what each other sponged up.


Stay tuned for our next Culture Sponge Event, I am it planning as I type this.

Christopher David Kaufman


PS> Thank you for staying and not deleting this group. It may have been you just forgot, bit either way I hope you stay! :-)




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