"Just one more pint of Bandersnatch Barley Wine," I suggested.
"That is a terrible idea," AK vouchsafed. "If we buy another round, we will be rushing to finish it before closing time, leading to an unseemly scene when Evangeline van Holsterin drives us out with the Stick of Lamentation. That is almost as terrible as your idea --"
" -- We agreed never to speak of that again."
"Let us fill a few growlers instead, such as I happen to have in my bag through the power of forethought, that we can take back to the laboratory and drink at leisure to keep ourselves focussed during the long night ahead of monitoring the screens."
Sadly, the Orbs escaped our vigilance yet again, even though the tapes record that they were present.