last-Sun-monthly LAAG SOCIAL: Vice this month= GREED! Poker, monopoly & readings

  • January 26 · 2:00 PM
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(In a schedule change...Quiz is moved to February), the vice of the month is GREED!

As well as a guest professional poker player ('M' the mystery shark) giving us a little talk, our resident shark (and new addition to the LAAG Organiser Team), Adam Sanyo, will be on hand to give his guide on card counting & blackjack...so come along to get some tips, play a few hands, or just a chat with friends (and NEW MEMBERS, see our reviews: chances are you'll feel at home very quickly so don't be shy, LAAGers are very welcoming!)

We will have professional poker chips to play with, please bring Monopoly, or any other games (...are there any other money/greed/vice games?

PLUS ... to inspire you, Robert Breese will be on hand to tell us about his book The Chronicles Of Hope and the 1st one – ‘2082’, in which Frank Noon (politician) talks about greed. The book is actually intended to promote atheism and has been retweeted by Dawkins. (Some free copies of the hardback will be up for grabs, thanks Robert)  

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LAAG SOCIALS' GENERAL

COMMUNITY is an important part of this group's remit, so to meet friends old and new, come along for an afternoon/evening of conversation & shared laughs with people who understand your views!  It's a friendly & welcoming group, & makes a nice change to be able to say whatever you like without someone deciding to be "offended" (BOO HOO!) NEW MEMBERS, DON"T BE SHY - YOU'LL BE WARMLY INCLUDED TOO :-)

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Current and on-going THEME For Our Sunday Socials :TEMPTATION and VICE! (Religious, so-called vice that is)

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. (George Bernard Shaw)

Why does religion mix up vice with virtue?  Faith; a vice in virtue's clothing that harms others, yet religion seems to look down on people enjoying themselves with things that do no one else any harm!

Let's turn it back around ...

We might have mixed up the '7 Stupid rules for sheep' with the '10 Stupid rules for sheep', but actually they're all a load of you-know-what anyway, so who cares eh? In any case, we'll break those things morons and Mormons believe get you on the Naughty Step!

(We're flummoxed by how to bring you 'Adultery' but we're not giving up...watch this space!)

SO FAR we've ticked off: 1/ Gluttony, 2/ "Thou shalt observe the sabbath",  3/ Sloth and of course that staple for us... 4/ 'blasphemy'

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...And this month we shall be blissfully, unashamedly, gloriously, GREEDY!

MORE ABOUT THIS 'GREED' Event:

 Fancy yourself as a Las Vegas Whale? Or just want to learn the basics and have a little flutter?

Or perhaps make like a mobster or a moll?


Surely not ...

Come along and get some tips from the LAAG sharks; Adam-'The Hungarian' S, Adrian 'The Beer Belly' R, (and a member who just happens to be a professional poker player! M 'The Mystery' Shark)

If we're lucky our resident mob expert, Cloe 'Fuggedaboutit' xxx, might be at hand for drinking games, cuban cigars ;-) ... and who knows what else.

So bring along your MONOPOLY, and other games. You might end up richer than when you started, but don't count on it ;-)

Or just come along for a chat, drinks, some food (and a laugh at those losing their shirts?!)

(Here is the full Menu ...if you register you'll also get a £5 off a £10 spend when two eat)

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(Voluntary donations towards the LAAG fund, to help towards costs of the group and its activities would be appreciated ...suggested £3, or whatever you can afford)

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  • Mihai M.

    Hello everyone. I really have to apologize for the fact that I won't be making it to the meeting today. A friend of mine got injured yesterday and it's proving to be a little worse that expected. Hope to see you all again soon!

    January 26

    • Georgi L.

      Hope your friend is OK Mihai. Hope to see you soon xx

      January 28

  • Adrian

    Great fun and I wish we'd played for money on the poker table since I won! Like Georgi said a big thanks to Adam (who I evidently encouraged back to gambling - re-sult!) and Michele. And not forgetting Cloe whose drinking games had people crawling round the room on all fours amongst other, well I presume forfeits. Quite how that came about I don't know!

    1 · January 27

  • Roger

    Nice to get down & meet people again but I wasn't really interested in card games.

    1 · January 26

    • Roger

      I'll make sure I'm wearing clean underwear.

      January 27

    • Adrian

      The clean underwear thing is a bit pointless since most instances where people seem to wish they had put some on they will certainly be soiling themselves anyway!

      January 27

  • haggis_lad

    awesome as always.

    2 · January 27

  • Georgi L.

    Nice to meet up with you all. Thanks to Adam, Michele and Robert for their help with the 'show'. And to Cloe, Rosie (Frank!) and Richard for their help with the 'Shenanigans', lol, it was fun seeing people crawling around the room and what not!

    3 · January 27

  • Adam

    It was really good fun, it's good to know how many fellow gamblers are here in London (and all atheists, hm... what a surprise) :-)

    5 · January 26

  • Robin

    Sorry I couldn't make it today guys

    January 26

  • Stephen I.

    I'm on my way guys I hope you don't finish early.You don't have a track record of doing so.

    2 · January 26

  • Andre

    Trains are not running in my neck of the wood. It doesn't look like the alternative means of transport will take too long to get there. But I'm really far and may arrive rather late.

    January 26

  • Cloe

    I had a crap game last time I played poker, it was with an origami expert..
    All he did was fold.

    January 19

    • Georgi L.

      I just did the mob name generator for Aisha - "Big Aisha Socks" . You can't blame me this time Aisha, LOL!

      January 26

    • Adrian

      That's really hard to say - you just end up sounding like Sean Connery lol

      January 26

  • Georgi L.

    What's your mob name?: http://www.mymobname.com/­

    1 · January 11

  • Cloe

    "I know. I know. How about a game of Twister?" he enthused. "Left hands on green."

    "Fuck off, Vishnu! You're not playing."

    January 25

    • Roger

      Naked Twister!

      1 · January 25

    • haggis_lad

      Twister duvet would clash with the straps I think

      January 25

  • Adam

    Just wanted to clarify that we'll have a projector in the room, right?

    January 24

    • Roger

      If we're right upstairs I don't think there's a screen there, no.

      January 25

  • Georgi L.

    We will probably be in the second floor room this time. Anyway, come upstairs and you'll see us and/or LAAG signs to direct you

    January 25

  • Paul R

    Looking forward to a few hands of "the holy game of poker".

    1 · January 18

  • merry

    Ooops! Sorry, didn't realise this as actually
    about Games. Mmmmm, not very good
    at those. Wonder if I should still come.
    Ok. Will. But will certainly be out or place
    with Poker and Monopoly Players.
    I thought these terms were metaphors.
    Ha! A new problem.

    January 17

    • Roger

      Absolutely. I'm utterly not interested in games myself but will be there purely socially.

      2 · January 17

    • merry

      Thanks Roger and George. Looking forward

      1 · January 18

  • haggis_lad

    Catch the haggis is a good game :p

    January 17

    • Georgi L.

      An Amish Haggis? You're in charge of that game then eh?

      January 17

    • haggis_lad

      Now that's a nickname

      1 · January 17

  • Priscilla R.

    Shame it will be finished early! Hope to meet you all soon

    January 15

    • Georgi L.

      Just send us a text or call if you want to come after work Priscilla , chances are the shenanigans will just have moved downstairs to the main bar after 6pm

      January 15

    • Priscilla R.

      Cool thanks for letting me know!

      January 17

  • Cloe

    Also, for anyone who has big enough balls, I will bring a pack of cards for the notorious 'ring of fire' drinking game. Adam 'The Hungarian' knows all about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    3 · January 12

    • Georgi L.

      You know where that mob name comes from right?

      1 · January 15

    • Katie W.

      Ring of fire you say?! My favourite drinking game. I'll be there.

      2 · January 15

  • Adrian

    Beer Belly?! WTF! I used the mob name generator and it wants a word with you Georgi! It dreamt up SLIM A for me so yah boo sux!

    2 · January 12

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