The Hash was hosted by Poumuli, Wahoo and Yahoo at their house off Bank Street in Vaoala. The weather was clement and the assembled throng set off for the run having been told to turn right on Bank Street. This simple directive was then immediately ignored as they promptly turned back and went left. This meant that the marks were seen in reverse, and the longest possible route was taken all the way down to the SPREP road instead of the road above Mynas. Oh well, you can lead a horse to water, but you have to break its legs and push it in if you want APS on your case. Thankfully Godfather had brought the usual supply of nuts.
POD called the circle to order and called the newbies forth – Alex here for a year and will be in the perimeter relay. Retreads was Hot Nuts who claimed to have been tending the woman. Sunny Side Up was appointed Shoe Inspector, after the GM first got her name wrong, and SSU failed.
Celebrity Awards went to Lewinsky for Pussysnatcher (at the Home Café photos), Poumuli (for looking bewildered in the paper) and Swinger for Snatched and Slim Shade (multiple photos in the paper).
This day in history Awards went to Witch Doctor (1692 – Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft), Poumuli (1955 – In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives), Twin Peaks (1980 – Azaria Chamberlain disappears, at Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicized trial in Australian history) Lewinsky (1998 – Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship), Sunny Side Up (World Humanitarian Day) and Wahoo (International Lefthanders Day).
The GM started off her awards with one for Nicholas for Inappropriate Ogling, for having commented on the so-so blackness and slimness of Sam’s legs. Sam joined him for the Possession of Ogleable Legs Award.
Hot Nuts had a confession to make, that never before had he given in to his age, but he had now bought a donut. It took a while for this one to sink in, but a Butt Exercising Award went to Hot Nuts. It was now Murray’s Time To Shine, with stories from the international media, on the shooting of Twin Peaks, why runners should do yoga and something else involving SSU. Twin Peaks, SSU and Nicholas took this award.
The GM had heard some complaints about the run, and after a lot of back and forth it was ascertained that Swinger, Speedhumper, Claudia and Nicholas were the source of and beneficiaries for the Cockup Award.
Opening up for nominations, Twin Peaks noted that Godfather had confided in him about a ripoff at a hotel, with a guest being charged double for a bourbon and coke. Godfather denied this, and as Twin Peaks showed some disgruntlement at this turn of events, Murray had to join him.
Poumuli nominated Lewinsky. An excellent call but failed. Swinger nominated Crime for Not Living Up to Hash Name, as he had returned a borrowed mug. We then had congratulatory awards for the Wallabies, Silver Ferns and something else, but the pen ran out so no record was made.
The Hare and Hosts – Poumuli and Wahoo were saluted, and we feasted on Hungarian Goulash that was alternatively mild, hot or Farken Hot.
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Poumuli, IKA Slit