Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hash Run 1704

Even though we were having the first run after the 1700th run, this was technically speaking run 1704. Please note that DVDs from the 1700th run are available from Hash Flash – Slippery.

We were hosted at the last minute by Lewinsky at On the Rocks, and Tallyho set out as live hare. Your Scribe did not join the run, having ruined his knee trying to emulate the bollywood dancing of Screamer at the SPREP party. But from the viscous streams of sweat pouring off the returning Hashers it sure seemed like it was a hearty run.

The GM called the circle to order and the first order of business was the numbering sequence of the run. No one but Tallyho had an objection, thus the GM declared runs 1701, 1702 and 1703 to be leap year runs. The upshot of that was that anyone who was alive between 1701 and 1703 got a down down – Tallyho step forward.

There were no newbies and the rethreads were Rachael (busy), Haleck (overseas) and Vera (ditto). The GM then launched into a rather unsavoury story of a Hasher having too many down downs last week, and couldn’t keep it all in, as it were, so for the crime of peeing the pants and expecting to ride inside the GM’s car, Crime gets the No Spillim Pispis Blong Yu I Go Olbaot Award.

Celebrity awards went to Poumuli (climate change story in Observer), Julia Gillard (guest at Bluesky do) and Godfather (only person with a Vailima in hand at the NZ High Commission function photo). This Day in History Awards went to Tallyho (1642 – Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand, and of course Tallyho was next), Slippery as closest living relative (1892 – Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia), Godfather (1970 – Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet – any other examples of soft landings?), Lewinsky (1976 – Western Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations) and Blowfish (Feast Day of St Lucy).

Tallyho then fanfared us with the entry of the Hash Shrine. There were no stolen baby shoes this week, nothing to go in really. But as Karen had been bitten by a dog on the run, Tallyho sprinkled some of Overstayer’s mystical powders on the Shrine. In the end Slippery donated a 1700 Run DVD to the Shrine. Poumuli had been saving a beer can from Poland for Lewinsky that he claimed was evidence of Lewinsky’s advertising. The GM put this to a vote, so a Kemlewski Award was given. Fang then recounted how the Snakepit crew had given Poumuli a lift from the airport, and how a frustrated Poumuli had yelled at a car stopping for little reason – yield does not mean surrender! Anyway the Road Rage Award was taken by both.

Overstayer wanted Full Moon to have an award for the, eh, full moon, but it went back to her as closest living relative. Lewinsky, having got his breath back, recounted how Rufie had gone fishing but had brought no gaffe, and requested Lewinsky to bring one to Sassy’s to connect. He had gotten lots of fish, but then had brought no ice, so a further request to Lewinsky. There was some debate as to whether this was a situation of superman vs. stupidity, and in the end both of them got a double.

Latecummer Titty Galore was joined by Godfather in a down down for delaying the start of the run. The GM wanted to give Manwhore a down down for the Ashes, but Tallyho objected as this was not yet lost and that this was premature information. Nevertheless a Chronicle of A Death Foretold Award went to Manwhore. Lewinsky had gone to the Bluebird promotion, and had spotted a picture of Santa with Rufie’s baby on one knee and Rufie on the other. Not sure what to make of that disturbing imagery. Witch Doctor gave Cockblocker an award for accepting a nipple twist at the SPREP party.

Haleck was spotted sitting, and finally Poumuli nominated Spellcheck for an award as the latest version of Microsoft Spellcheck came out today (Spellcheck, this is basically going to happen every week).

Next week’s run will be hosted by Manwhore and Full Moon
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Poumuli, IKA Slit

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