Date : Sunday 8th November 2015
Hares: Barrel, Semen & Grumbling Bitch
Scribe: Culture Vulture
The Unlucky for Some Hash
Thirteen Hashers turned up for this Unlucky for Some run. Unlucky for whom? –For those who didn’t come. A great run (more later), and a different and entertaining circle by RA Barrel (more of that later also). GM Hose Handler (complete with the start of a full beard for Movember!), gave Culture Vulture the Down-Down for first home last run (yup Culture Vulture first home, but he admitted tripping up all the others!). He then called in the hares to utter the usual falsehoods regarding the trail – nothing new to tell today. He then called in the RA Barrel, who uttered nothing except ON-ON that way for the runners and that way for the walkers.
The runners passed the walkers after only a few minutes and then again a few minutes later after finding the first (of many) check-back. After that there was quite a long trail with many check-backs and the runners passing the walkers a few more times (good planning). The last couple of check-backs took the runners down to the beach and back again, with Grumbling Bitch doing a grand job as the front hare and running a fair amount of the check-backs herself. Plenty of marks had been laid to guide the Hashers and even with the long trail (1 hour 20 minutes for first runner home), the whole pack was home within a very short time of each other. That is how it should be done – well done hares!!
Hose Handler called the after run circle and gave the hares their down-downs after the usual accolades (not!) from the hashers. Several returnees enjoyed the next down-downs, and then Virgin called in as the only virgin on this run. Hose Handler called in Culture Vulture for standing in for him whilst he had been away, and then handed the circle over to RA Barrel.
First in was Anna for her beautiful pink shoes. Since there were nearly as many Swedish Hashers, as others, Barrel called for a Swedish Joke. Long Willy came forward and told a tale that lasted nearly as long as most circles. As the other Swedes hardly laughed (and Anna even cried), Long Willy was asked to translate, but the translation took much less time (what was left out we wonder?). A well-deserved down-down for that. Semen and Grumbling Bitch were called in to take their last down-down on the Bodrum hash for a few months and wish them happy travels. Down-downs for Mugless Lightfoot and Noddy (also Lost Property return of mug to Noddy). Thomas the Tank Engine was called in as it seems he had forgotten his Hash Name. He had previously declared his Hash Name as Thomas the Tank, but was sporting an old Hash T-shirt declaring that he is Thomas the Tank Engine.
At this point Barrel declared that he was a little disappointed that the Hashers who had declared that they wanted a variety of Hash Songs were not present. However, he had printed out several different Hash Songs and which he distributed amongst the Hashers. Subsequent down-downs, were then accompanied by a down-down song as directed by the RA and led by the hasher who held the relevant words. Copies of these Hash Songs are to be retained as handed out and used on subsequent hashes. Well done Barrel, an entertaining change.
The ON-ON-ON was at the Koşede restaurant, and as successful as usual.