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Why, Don’t Forget Your Atlanta And Charlotte Drinky Things And Meets-Up, You Sweet Ol’ Thing!

Editrix, obvs

Well fiddle dee dee, here is your gentle reminder that our Atlanta Drinky Thing is this very ol’ evenin’, right there at Manuel’s, and we shall commence at let’s say sixish!

Here is the address for Manuel’s Tavern, courtesy of the Google:

602 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-3447

But what about Charlotte, won’t we be havin’ a Drinky Thing in Charlotte? Why la di dah, we will indeed! And it will be this little ol’ Tuesday, also at sixish, and it will be at the secret Casita de Wonkadonk! All you have to do is send a little ol’ email to wonketteparty@gmail.com and you will get an automated reply with the supersecret address!

Do you think you can do that, sugar? We bet you can!

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  1. Hera Sent Me

    You never wonkadonk in my town >sniff!<

    I should have known it was a mistake to move here when I learned we can only get UHF stations.

  2. Barbara_

    Rebecca, tear down the curtains of your hotel room and make a nice new dress. Just make sure to take the curtain rod out before you wear it.

      1. Barbara_

        I am so glad you got that reference! That's when talented people had TV shows and not the freaks who make up reality TV now.

        What are you doing tonight, Shreditor? I am going to get a flu shot and eat a chicken pot pie at go to bed at 7P.M.

        1. SorosBot

          Tonight the big thing is the season premier of Doctor Who! Since I don't have cable I'll be watching it by, um, other means (don't judge me, I'm planning on getting the season on Blu-Ray once it's available as I have with every other – well DVD for the earlier ones) which should have it shortly after the original BBC airing before it premiers in the US.

          1. SorosBot

            Oh it's an awesome show; BBC America at nine. But then, I'm a geek who still loves the original show, even with the cheap effects and production values and slow pacing.

          2. James Michael Curley

            Especially if you have never seen a Dr. Who episode before, check the listings for the repeat showings so you can catch up to the whole plot of a single episode as the pace is decidedly faster than many, many shows. If you are concerned about trying to reconcile all the plot mysteries, just go with the flow. Some of us Dr. Who fans who know the show from 40+ years ago can't reconcile all the devices.

            All the girls are quite smitten with Matt Smith and all the boys have very naughty thoughts about Karen Gillan

          3. Barbara_

            Thanks James. Now I know who to be smitten with on the show.
            I got my flu shot and I am awake at 6 A.M. on Sunday. Yeah, nothing wrong with that.

          4. James Michael Curley

            I have awoken at and before dawn my entire life. I have to be very exhausted to sleep past my alarm (which I don’t know if it works because I always wake up and turn it off before it goes off). Sime of us are morning people, some of us are evening people. I wouldn’t know what Leno or Letterman look like were it not for different clips being shown somewhere.As for a flu shot, I guess I’ll get one again this year only so I can hassle both the pharmacy and the insurer like I had to last year. But being in the senior years I can also get one at a county sponsored event in a fire house somewhere, but that’s a different kind of fun because a few let me go into the back room afterwards. But I usually figure I don’t want to diminish the supply for people who really can’t afford it or have to pay a co-pay.

          1. Barbara_

            Chet, I loved when they would make each other crack up. It was my second favorite show behind Dean Martin.

  3. FakaktaSouth

    Oh wow. I JUST woke up in the hotel in Atlanta all confused, like, wait, WHY am I here again? Thank goodness for this. I love 6 o'clock going out times! It's the old that makes it fun. See whoever whenever – I get lost a lot here.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        I never stop…Oh geez, that's so far from the truth – honestly I did stay up waywayway late last night though, but the sleeping thing was the first time in forever! I looooove it.

    1. SorosBot

      If the demographics are like the Tampa drink up, then we may all know what you look like soon since you could be the only woman there besides our editrix.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        Yay! I love dudes and I don't care what anyone knows about how I look. I REALLY DO have all my teeth, and being from Bama, I feel I got something to prove.

        1. Chichikovovich

          Given what some other people from Bama are going to be proving tonight at around 8:00 + , I assume that you mean you won't be letting anyone you speak to cross the 50 yard line all night.

        1. SorosBot

          Have fun, both of you! I'm wondering who else will be at the Philly drinky thing the Tuesday after next since I don't recall many other commenters who have mentioned being from here.

          1. finallyhappy

            I live right next to dc and grew up in Philly but can' t make those-I am in Atlanta this weekend for something else so it is karma, luck, magic, that there is a wonkette stinky thing here

          2. SorosBot

            Just like it seems to be karma that the Philly drinky thing is while MissTaken will be in town visiting me; and not on Wednesday when it would have probably been impossible for us to attend (since she'll be meeting my friends then).

        1. Limeylizzie

          Yeah!!!!! I will be jet-lagged as I am taking the red-eye getting into JFK at 5am on the 12th, but I shall attend! I will be solo as MrLL will be in LA. Rebecca, if you need a couch, you are welcome to crash on mine.

  4. fartknocker

    I would appreciate it if someone brings a camera without all the Instagram bullshit so we middle Americans can see some of my Wonkette favorites. I do want to see photos of:

    1. Ttommy
    2. The Editorix in a sexy dress
    3. Hopefully the smile and wit of FakaktaSouth
    4. The Editorix drinking Reddit bourbon neat
    5. A Wonkette reenactment of Clint Eastwood talking to a chair. You pick your favorite political person.

    One more thing. We in Austin want a drinky thing. Damn it we're nice people and very hospitable. And if you want, I'll gather up some friends and go shoot guns at inanimate objects.

    Have fun and post pictures.

    You kids have fun tonight.

    1. FakaktaSouth

      I'll be the chair! I love telling people to shut up and go fuck themselves! (whatever) And I will bring my whole smile!

      1. Negropolis

        Hey, youse. Our Editrix is a classy dame, see? She'll be wearing a sensibly slutty dress, and don't you forget it.

      2. Negropolis

        Hey, youse, our Editrix is a classy dame, see? She'll be wearing a sensibly slutty dress, and don't you forget it.

      1. SorosBot

        There will be Nords there, traveling all the way from Skyrim? At least it should be a nice break from the dragon attacks.

  5. sbj1964

    When are you going to come to Mobile Alabama?We just had a hurricane come by ,and could use the economic boost from all the alcohol sales to the wankers at Wonkette.

    1. Lazy Media

      Yes. Atlanta is THE Delta hub.

      In case anyone was wondering, Manuel's Tavern was the home bidness of Manuel Maloof, a bigtime local Democratic wheel (and a Ay-rab, albeit Christian and native-born). The Carter Center is just a couple blocks away, and Jimmy occasional wanders through. It's the home bar of Georgia Tech and Emory students, Atlanta cops and firefighters, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporters (before they moved to the 'burbs), and has gotten all gastro-pubby with the food lately. There will be a lot of people there watching the Auburn-Clemson game, but it's not a sports bar; it's a proper pub.

      Preacher Griz, you are almost guaranteed to see a black, gay Jew at the bar. Probably cheering for Auburn.

      1. fartknocker

        I was impressed that the bar was not located on street named PeachTree. They do love that name for public roads in Atlanta. Your pub sounds like a wonderful, happy place.

    2. Pap Finn

      Of course it's more than just a Delta hub. It's also an office park. And if you wander outside the perimeter (I-285), you'll find that it's also a breeding ground for some of the most vicious, hateful, militantly ignorant wingnuts in the country.

      1. Lazy Media

        Great place to live, Atlanta, but you wouldn't want to visit there. There actually IS a cool Atlanta, in-town neighborhoods like Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Ansley Park, Grant Park, etc., but we don't let tourists go to those places.

        Actually, these days everyone just outside I-285 is Messican. Plenty of wingnuts, but mainly of the college-educated, libertarian douchenozzle variety. You have to get pretty far from Atlanta to find actual rednecks any more.

  6. BarackMyWorld

    I always wanted to remake "Gone With the Wind," except totally Tarantino it and have the slaves revolt and Scarlett die in a hail of gun fire.
    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a fuck."
    -Rhett, right before he shoots her

  7. Beowoof

    If I hadn't spent all that money on my daughter's wedding last night, I would think about plane tickets after all those pics from Tampa. Sorry, I will have to stay home and crack open a bottle of Charles Shaw tonight with the wife and think of you all.

      1. Beowoof

        Thank you, she is happy and that has always mattered most. And 3 buck chuck, will allow me spend my retirement comfortably numb.

  8. ChernobylSoup

    You people are just like George W Bush. The remnants of a hurricane are hovering literally on top of my house right now and you are having a party. Wonkette doesn't care about white middle aged rural Arkansans.

    1. RadioBowels

      I heard Romney is going to fly over in his jet and drop dollar bills like manna, you know, because Romney Cares.

    1. Isyaignert

      Good Lawddy Child – That's downright blasphemous of Fux News. But the absolute worst part is reading the comments from the mouth-breathing-knuckle-draggers saying, "Fuk yeah! Obama (spelled in many creative ways) is the anti-Kreist."

      I don't know about you, but I'm getting really fukkin' tired of being locked in a room with the slow learners. Enough with you fidiots fukkin' up my country – GTFO!!!

      1. Butch_Wagstaff

        "I do not hate Obama, but I hate the fact that I had to paint this picture."
        Two things:
        "I do not hate Obama…" Yes, you do.
        "…but I hate the fact that I had to paint this picture."
        Then why did you?
        Fucking asshole.

    1. SorosBot

      The bit with Jessica Williams (who I see is just 23; damn that makes me feel old) and Al Madrigal searching for minority conventioneers was just awesome, too.

      1. viennawoods13

        I loved Samantha Bee the other night giving delegates a hard time about choice. And the team treating the states like unsuccessful businesses. They are so good at taking on the GOP ideology and showing how fucking stupid it is. Plus I love Jon when he gets righteously angry.

    2. Lot_49

      His essay on how Mittens & Co want a 1950s America (where blacks were invisible, US America was invincible, women were all in the kitchen, and the trees were the right height) was really beautiful.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      You know sugar's got nothing to do with pecan pie. Caro corn syrup all the way!

      Oh, and if you really want a taste treat, ask for sugar pie in Indiana. Basically pecan pie without the healthy nuts.

    1. Misty Malarky

      The Blacks were happily pickin' cotton and singing tuneful spirituals, unfettered by the worrisomes of being free.

      I don't think Hispanics had been invented yet.

  9. RRoccoco

    I think the Manhattan People's Libation Army would turn out in full force, full dress for a Wonkette Drinky Thingy–please consider taking the campaign to Wall Street. You won't be able to imbibe 32 oz cups of Mountain Dew, per Mayor for Life Bloomberg, but there are much better ways to oil the machinery of Wonkettery.

    1. Limeylizzie

      I know I would, we should have it in my hood in Harlem, there's a really nice place that has delicious chicken, owners are from Morocco, and a happy hour, I believe, it's called 'Native".

  10. SexySmurf

    OT The Old Gray Lady has a postmortem of Clint's speech and it looks like the Romney campaign helped punch him in the dick:

    "Romney advisers so trusted Mr. Eastwood, 82, that unlike with other speakers, they said they did not conduct rehearsals or insist on a script or communicate guidelines for the style or format of his remarks."

      1. James Michael Curley

        "They screwed up the un-screwuppable. This was like having one of the featured guests at the State of the Union drop his trousers on camera. If you botch that, how are you going to execute the more complicated constitutional duties? Mitt Romney can't handle Clint Eastwood trying to do him a favor, and he wants to take on unfriendly negotiations with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Vladimir Putin?"

        My thoughts exactly at the time.

    1. Lot_49

      I was listening to Sununu the Elder on NPR's "On the Media" this morning (and wondering why anyone ever interviews this monster) deliver an enraged diatribe about how liberals are always cheating by focusing on facts'n'shit instead of just transcribing what Republicans say. He almost stroked out.

  11. Estproph

    Spoke to my girl on the phone today
    She said she wish I'd come there right away
    In Boston, Massachusetts where she lives
    I got to get there, oh the love she gives
    Catch a plane and soon I will be gone
    And I'll be in her arms before too long
    In Boston, Massachusetts she'll be there
    And we'll be together everywhere
    See I'm leaving cause I'm sad
    Got a girl and I want to see her bad
    You see I'm not leaving cause of you
    I just can't stand to sit here feeling blue
    Can't go on when I don't like this town
    I feel so bad not having her around
    In Boston, Massachusetts where she lives
    Got to get there, oh the love she gives

        1. Biff

          Pahrump Adjacent, anyway. When I worked in Shoshone CA I bought this property for the short commute, within the disputed lands between the states due to the bungled Von Schmidt survey. Never hire a drunk to draw a boundary line for you, is the takeaway.

          1. Negropolis

            I have a warm spot for Pahrump in my heart. It's where we made our annual summer travels to get fireworks across county lines to bring back into Vegas. lol

          2. Biff

            The Man sets up a checkpoint at Mountain Springs now, you never know when you'll get randomly pulled in and searched. Probable cause, they say–I knew sobriety checkpoints would lead to evil…

  12. ttommyunger

    Seven A.M. Sunday Morning. The Atlanta Drinky-Thing last night was great fun. Sadly, as a teetotaler, I know this is as good as I'm going to feel all day…..sigh! I took some neat pix of some neat (and hot) chicks, great guys and one youngster; but I'm too fucking dumb to know how to post them anywhere. I've emailed and messaged them around, so maybe they'll see the light of day. Thanks, 'Becca et. al. it was great fun. Mulligans next time if you're feeling brave…..

    1. Nothingisamiss

      SO MUCH FUN!!!! I was sorry I was at the other end of the table from you and yours.

      I'm regretting I didn't go to the post drinky dancing…but I feel tired enough as is.

      1. ttommyunger

        Was not aware of a post-drinky. Good thing, I would have been out after midnight; no fun for me anymore, sadly. I'll try to chat you up next time around, thanx for the shout.

          1. Lazy Media

            And how. I went up the street to Church and chatted up some adorable child at the bar, came back to Noni's looking for y'all, and it was PACKED. Went to the Clermont, danced till I was about to fall out, and tipped a 66-year-old stripper.

      2. Boojum

        We need to have another Drinky Thing even if Our Wonkette can't grace us with her presence. Who would come? Me!

        We could have an empty chair for Becca and take turns having incoherent rants with it.

    2. finallyhappy

      It was great fun and all the attendees were awesome-I am the older underdressed (meaning a tee shirt-gutter minds!)woman among the babes. I also did not drink so my review is not influenced.

      1. ttommyunger

        I took four worth posting and emailed them to She Who Must Be Obeyed (Becca). She may post one or two. I can email them to you. Txt add to 404 372 9907 if you like.Sent from my iPhone

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