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Re: [atheists-24] Solstice party menu added

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:21 PM
And don't forget Larry Shaw with some satirical stories and singing a couple of Scottish songs with Ron Duncan.

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From: Jane Everhart <[address removed]>
To: atheists-24-announce <[address removed]>
Sent: Wed, Dec 14,[masked]:08 am
Subject: [atheists-24] Solstice party menu added

I've added the Solstice party menu, below
NYC Atheists’ Solstice Party to Feature Popular ‘Open Mike’
Dec. 16 Festivities Celebrate the Silly Season!
New York--(Dec.12, 2011) Enjoy the joyous Changing of the Seasons surrounded by cheery Atheist friends in a relaxed, charming old French provincial restaurant, Les Sans Culottes, known--of all things--for its sausage-tree appetizers. (The restaurant name means “The Pantsless”--but bear in mind, that is not the dress code!)
Music, comedy, French provincial food with jubilant people who share your secular views--what a festive way to greet the new Season!
There will be an Open Mike for those who feel moved, after a glass of wine or so, to go up to the mike and tell a joke, play a musical instrument, sing a song, recite a poem, confess your sins, wish someone a Happy Birthday, declare your love to your Significant Other, cry in your beer or curse the Republican Right.  Talent is not a requirement; we applaud all efforts! 
Is Santa a Cargo Cult?
After all, this is the Silly Season! Giant electric snowflakes hang over Fifth Avenue! According to a children’s ancient cargo-cult, a purported benefactor dressed in red is said to fly over the nation in an air-born sled, dropping toys down chimneys. With such fantastical ideas entangling us in the Silly Season, how can we remain somber or solemn?  
All Atheists making efforts to be Serious will be given 40 lashes with a limp French sausage.  All foolishness, wackiness and general absurdity will be rewarded with cheers, whistles and wild applause.
Pick Your Entree
Choose your entree from a French menu that allows you to select a provincial version of duck, chicken, beef, fish or pasta as done bistro-style in the shadow of Montmartre.
DUCK:  Canard Montmorency - Crispy duck in cherry sauce
BEEF:    Boeuf bourguignon = beef in red wine sauce
FISH:      Saumon a l’aneth  =  grilled salmon with a dill sauce
CHICKEN:  Poulet a l’estragon = roasted chicken in tarragon sauce
                  Cordon bleu - chicken breast, stuffed with  ham & swiss cheese
Desserts :  Chocolate mousse or creme caramel


Remember, that’s Friday, December 16 at 6:30 pm at Les Sans Culottes--where the godless gather for gaiety, gorging and gastronomy!
WHAT?     “We Celebrate the Silly Season with an Open Mike!”  - Solstice Party
                      sponsored by New York City Atheists. Among those coming are John
                      Geller, Atheist composer and singer, and Ron Duncan, Atheist
                       folksinger and guitarist.
WHEN:      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16  at 6:30 p.m.
                     1085 Second Avenue @ 57th St.
COST:         A comfortably low $40, negotiated by our president, which includes
                     appetizer basket, choice of five entrees, dessert, one soft drink, tax and
New York City Atheists Inc. is a 501C not-for-profit association dedicated to the separation of church and state and to promoting the Atheist values and lifestyle.

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