The Hash was hosted at Nafanua restaurant by Witch Doctor and Black Pussy. Cockblocker was chosen as the live hare and took us on a yomp along the sea wall to Mulinuu and back. Nuff said, it was hot.
POD was GM, and there were no newbies. Retreads were Sassygirl BJ (off to look for rich men), Lambada and Pavarotti (here ten years ago, back for a break), and Cunning (trying to sort out the son and the man). Shoe inspection failed.
This Day in History Awards went to Sassy (1963: Alcatraz closes), Poumuli (1978: First UNIFIL deployment in Lebanon), POD (International Day of Happiness), Cunning Linguist (1602: Dutch East India Company established), Godfather (1727: Isaac Newton dies), and Lewinsky (St Patrick’s Day – he drove the snakes out of Ireland).
Celebrity Awards went to Crime (Sheraton paddle race), Il Capo and Peeping Clam (Mt Vaea run).
Turning to the GM Awards, Lewinsky had gotten home late, and no one was ready to go to Hash, when his daughter said “don’t rush me, genius takes time”. Then a Party Pooper Award with Ireland raining on England’s rugby parade – Gagging Diva.
Birthday Awards went to CB and Swinger, the latter accepted by Cunning Linguist. Finally, it was a sad day for the music world, with the death of Chuck Berry. Godfather was asked to play one of his tunes. Poumuli helpfully pointed out the details of the scandal that Berry had been involved in, taking pictures with a spy cam of ladies urinating, surely Peeping Clam. They both took the award to the sounds of Johnny B Goode.
Opening up for nominations, and Sassy was rearing to go. She nominated Mr Whippy for Dedication to Hash – he had come late because he had run from home, then gone on the run trailing the Hashers. Il Capo nominated Pavarotti and Lambada for having been away too long and forgetting about the leaning rule. Witch Doctor was added in for having a faulty tree that needed supporting.
Pavarotti will be leaving again soon, but he demonstrated the origin of his Hash name with a belting rendition of O Sole Mio. Poumuli nominated Sassy for eating her way through New Zealand, as per her Facebook posts.
Poumuli tried to nominate Lewinsky, then had to justify this with a rationale, it being that Lewinsky had ably defused the kerfuffle between the Hash sprogs and the local boys. Both got it. StrapOn upped the ante by reflecting on his Savaii trip where he had seen the one lorry on the island, dangerously overloaded and unsafe. Proprietor – one Lewinsky.
Nelson got a down down for the hell of it, before the hosts and hare were saluted.
We ate a lot of Nafanua meat in gravy with potatoes.
Poumuli, IKA Slit