GGFM #211

  The Truth Official Organ of the Greater Gotham Full Moon Hash House Harriers G2FMH3 Hash #210 – Friday, July 18, 2008   Hares:  Chris S. & Hoboken Dave   Start:  Irving Plaza (Irving & 15th)   On-In:  Mug Lounge (13th St. btwn 1st and 2nd Ave)   Scribe:  Offensive Discharge   “Never write on no sleep”    Such is the sage advice of a wise wife.  Sometimes lack of sleep can help the thought process — usually it muddles everything into a discombobulated jumble … either way, the written result is always illegible, hard to follow, and barely enjoyable.   Coincidentally, so was last month’s trail.   Truth be told, the trail was a valiant effort from a virgin hare and a barely de-floured cohare.  (Chris, take heart.  Tons of potential —  and with a little ‘veteran’ guidance, you’ll have it down perfect.  It wasn’t even close to Worst Trail of the Year, and if it wins, well … you guys just aren’t trying hard enough!  I’ll have to come back and show you all what a truly WTotY is!)  Lots of twists and turns, great neighborhoods, skirting the edges of the “usual suspects” (Wash Park, Gramercy Park, Thompkins Square) without delving inside – lots of fun!    On a hot summer’s night, would you offer your trail to a virgin as a hare?   Having experienced the pain of *2* WTotYs on the “hottest days of the year”, (fine, fine, (you old-timers, stop laughing and showing your age) — replace “experienced” above with “inflicted”) I know the challenges well.  One word of advice: fewer checks make the...

GGFM #210

   The Truth   Official Organ of the Greater Gotham Full Moon Hash House Harriers G2FMH3 Hash #210 – Friday, June 20, 2008    Hares:  DogFace Start:  Metropolitan and Graham On-In:  Legion Tavern, Metropolitan and Humboldt   Scribe:  Just Scot           The prospects for a successful Full Moon Hash were not looking up.  It was rumored that almost all the usual hash crowd was engaging in some sort of mass-racist behavior—in Vermont, of all places.  If it wasn’t all of the usual hash crowd, it was certainly anybody who was anybody in the hash.  So the question for some became, if you aren’t one of the chosen few in the hash, do you want to admit it by showing up at the Full Moon?  And if you couldn’t even crack the hash elite, what did your life really amount to?  And even if it were, did you really want to schlep all the way out to Brooklyn on a Friday night?         For the fortunate, the few, and the proud for whom the answers to the foregoing were: yes; a lot, provided there’s enough beer to dull the pain; and yes, again provided beer will be part of the equation, the trip to Brooklyn proved to be worth the effort (and the ignominy of not being someone in the hash).     The weather at the start was gorgeous.  But, according to Dog Face, the hare, the forecast all day had been for rain.  It even looked as though it might rain while he was setting the trail.  So the trail was short, well-marked, and—best of all—no false trails. ...

GGFM #208

   The Truth Official Organ of the Greater Gotham Full Moon Hash House Harriers G2FMH3 Hash #208 – Friday, April 18, 2008 Hares:  Fluffy Lockerman w/ help from Joyce Start:  Junior’s Cheesecake, DeKalb Ave in Bklyn On-In:  Hank’s Saloon, Atlantic and 3rd in Bklyn Scribe:  Just Lauren              Such a beautiful day for a hash.  But good grief Charlie Brown, why did I have to spend an hour cooped up on the subway to go all the way to Brooklyn?!  It seems somehow the Fluffster convinced the GGFM committee that Brooklyn is the land of milk and honey and we should just shut up and let him do what he wants.  That’s pretty much how it went.               So we’re in Brooklyn, we’re waiting outside Junior’s Cheesecake shop, Norma’s napping against the building like a bum, Lexi’s snapping at passersby anxious to get going.  Fluffy and Joyce eventually arrive and send us off with the promise of free bbq at the on-in!  Now since my geographical knowledge of Brooklyn is extremely limited the only parts of the trail I recognized were hash related.  We trounced through Fort Greene Park, we solved about 2 million checks, and we definitely passed dangerously close to Mooney’s only to be let down.  Finally we arrived at Hank’s Saloon and the real fun began.               Lexi’s bitch proceeded to load up a grill with lighter fluid and send flames shooting several feet into the air.  Fireman Tim quickly stepped in to ensure that nobody was injured and we didn’t light our on-in on fire.  The bar was a little grungy.  That’s grungy...

GGFM #207

   The Truth Official Organ of the Greater Gotham Full Moon Hash House Harriers G2FMH3 Hash #207 – Friday, March 21, 2008 Hares:  Junky Monkey & Fire In The Piehole Start:  86th & Lexington On-In:  Soldier McGee, Amsterdam & 83rd St. Punk Ass Bitch (Scribe):  Greg Hairy Ass (with help from US Marine Whore)  Why is it that as I get older, beer intake leads me to volunteer for stupid things…like setting trail in Brooklyn or doing a write-up for a hash that I don’t really remember all that well?  I’ll give it my best.  Thanks, in advance, to USMW for her notes and apologies to anyone I’ve missed. Despite the fact that it seems gruesomely sacrilegious to host a hash on Good Friday, that didn’t stop a good sized pack of about 30 from coming out to the Upper East Side for a glorious start.  Come to think of it, having a hash on Easter Sunday seems almost as bad, but any chance for the harriettes to parade about in bunny costumes should be applauded, so perhaps I’ll just have another snort of the sacramental wine and get on with it. I’ve been told that the trail was magnificent, including many unique and exciting twists and turns.  Full of wonderous shiggy.  New and miraculous locations to run.  In short it was meaningful, original and fed the souls of hashers throughout the world.  Yeah, yeah.  I know.  What a load of cr*p.  Okay, let’s just say that with the exception of a really messed up check near some building at the top of some hill – thanks to all...

GGFM #206

  The Truth Official Organ of the Greater Gotham Full Moon Hash House Harriers G2FMH3 Hash #206 – Friday, February 29, 2008 Leap GFFM Hare:  Greg Hairy Ass assisted by Scooter GleasonStart:  2nd Avenue and 29th street On-In:  Paddy Reilly’s 2nd Ave and 29th Punk Ass Bitch (Scribe):  Fuck Me I’m Gay As is my custom, I arrived to the start roughly 5 minutes after the pack was sent off, received minimal direction from the hares (Greg Harry Ass sort of grunted and pointed to the south) and away I went into the freezing cold wind swept, once every 28 years Leap GGFM. The trail started on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 29th St (2-29, hah!) and headed South. Surprisingly, the trail was poorly marked early on, something that to the best of my knowledge has never happened on a trail co-hared by Scooter, founder of the legendary Scot Gleason Academy of Trail Setting (your humble scribe is a member of the inaugural class of 2005).   For the record there are several core tenets of the program; amongst them are 1.       Place no less than 3 marks per block 2.       1 mark on each corner on each side of an intersection 3.       Marks should be clearly visible 4.       Place no less than 3 marks per block 5.       1 mark on each corner on each side of an intersection 6.       Marks should be clearly visible For the first mile and a half, the trail had on average one somewhat visible mark every block and a half in clear violation of the central tenets. Sadly, ignorance of this rule or...