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When: Saturday, January 10, 2004. 6pm till late.
Where: 32 Athlone St, Tingalpa 4173.
What: The final instalment in the Kewnstock Trilogy.
Who: You, and a selection of other friends.
Theme: Aluminium foil†.




How To Get There

Most of you probably know the drill by now. If, however, you've never been to the suburb of Tingalpa before, you might find this Whereis map of some use. There are also a number of public transport options available, however persons planning to travel via helicopter or private jet should be advised that the Vice Chancellor of UQ has already been promised exclusive use of my private airfield. Not to worry, the Brisbane Airport is only 20 minutes away.

What To Bring

As many of you know, I try to avoid setting party themes that require people spending money or going to any extraordinary trouble. This year, you are encouraged to wear one (or more) items of clothing fashioned from aluminium foil. If you're stuck for ideas, this site shows you how to construct aluminium foil deflector beanies, which have the bonus property of preventing alien mind control.

Other Information

Light snacks will be provided; if you feel like something more substantial, by all means bring along some money and order a pizza, as has been the custom at recent parties. As much as I would love to spend my feeble income buying you each a keg, my current financial situation doesn't allow for such charity, and so you'll be supplying your own alcohol, unless you happen to be reasonably good looking, in which case you'll find people will offer you drinks free of charge. This is a win-win situation, obviously.

If you plan to get destroyed, please speak to me about the possibility of reserving a carpeted region of my floor. If you happen to be reasonably good looking, please speak to me about the possibility of reserving a place in my bed. Once again, a win-win situation.

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If you have any further queries, please contact me on 0422 165 755.

HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE: Aluminum was originally named "alumium" by Sir Humphry Davy, who later changed it to "aluminum" (perhaps in an attempt to make it more Latinized since alumen is Latin for alum, the aluminum compound that the name is derived from). The British (and allied English speakers) shortly thereafter changed the name once more, this time to "aluminium" so that it would again match the pattern of most other elements (helium, sodium, etc.), while the North Americans eventually decided to keep the second, slightly more traditional name. I predict that North Americans will adopt the more regular "-ium" spelling by the year 2050, prompting the British to start calling it "alumininium". At that point debate can begin on changing "platinum" to "platinium".