HARES: Mickey Mouth and the Mouthketeers
On In: Panchito’s
MICKEY MOUTH and the MOUTHKETEER’s Annual Birthday Riddle R*n
The crowd gathered between Patience and Fortitude, the library loins, a/k/a the Public Library on
It was the tail of two trails: one a riddle r*n – billed at 4 miles — and the other a regular r*n set by Dave Too Long. Mickey surmised at the start that he was still setting trail at . He was. With the regular r*nners heading north on
“Where the men in red dresses, on in’ed in great successes.” Now even I could have gotten this one — had I r*n. CODA – duh! CODA, as I remember, was on
Upon arrival at MSG they discovered the stumper: “Open all night and all day.” FRBs Fast Am Dave #6, Drew, Rich and other assorted speedies were perplexed. So perplexed were they, they had to wait until Wet Connection lumbered up to the check almost DFL and said “24th and
At the Stonewall, the pack was directed to the following destination: “John Claude found Goldie Hawn’s daughter here.” At the corner of Van Dam and Hudson Streets, the next clue read: “Bridge over troubled tunnel traffic.” Hmmmm, no clue from your scribe but, as I said, I wasn’t r*nning so who cares. By this time, I was probably reading the nifty clue booklet Mickey had assembled, having a few chips and a beer while the pack racked their brains. Turns out it was the traffic bridge at Canal and
“The beer is near, do not fear! But one more verse then you’ll solve your thirst. There’s a street that can’t be beat. It’s a crooked way but it won’t lead you astray.” I would have gone thirsty I’m afraid, because
Panchitos was cool. We had the entire back of the restaurant to ourselves with tables arranged with chips and salsa for starters, low-hanging lamps (v. dangerous), plenty of cups and pitchers of water and pints for beer. For those who insist upon football, there was a nifty couch area in the middle of the restaurant. The regular customers were relegated to the front of the restaurant. They had one beer on tap,
The greatest complaint was that the riddle trail was too long. Some say 5, some said close to 7. Who you believe is up to you. Trail offenses were flying and the crowd circled up for their mas Coronas:
1. The Hares: Mickey Mouth, Mean Jean, Doug and Dave Too Long.
2. Mickey – because it was her birthday.
3. Virgin Matt.
4. Drew, who ran off to Best Buy instead of Virgin Records. Patt Cuff got a down-down as well, because when she was told the story her comment was “I would have gone to Tower.”
5. Pam, who after each clue was solved, said: “I knew THAT!”
6. Lizz, for being too drunk at the RDR to remember where the on-in was.
7. Wet Connection for solving the 24/7 clue.
8. John Burke, who arrived DFL at . He ran Dave’s trail, not the riddle one.
9. New shoe offenders: Booty Call, Jumpin’ Jack’s Gash and Dave Long.
10. AOW went to Peter who misheard Jean’s comment, “Man, you know the lights are low in hear when Marie Wickham is getting hit!”, and said something very mean. He drank twice because the comment almost outdid his
We were treated to quesadillas and chicken wings. Did I mention that the beer ran out? Doug and Mouth, veteran hashers and drinkers, were quick to dole out bottles of beer to quell the masses until we drank ourselves out of supplemented hash cash. When hash cash ran out, we all ambled up to the “bar” and started ordering beers at ½ price. Nice idea, but we were driving the poor waitress bonkers with our separate checks at $2.44 each. The die-hard football fans lounged on the couches until the game was over and – when we’d totally depleted to restaurant’s supply of beer – the die hard drinkers stumbled over to Off the Wagon for a night cap.