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“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” -Mark Twain, American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer 1835-1910. Mark Twain never ran on the hash, but with his propensity for humor, alcohol and travel, my guess is that he would fit right in with most hashers I know. Euro Hash is not far off so our ever diligent European Correspondent Yark Sucker clues us in on the best Pre & Post Lubes that Scandinavia has to offer this year. From Denmark and Sweden to Norway, five hundred lucky hashers are all set for more laughs than a traveling circus. Hash Galore in Bangalore is one harriette’s reflections on some of the best hashing country in all of India. And speaking of Harriettes, in Atlanta, some lovely ladies just can’t resist dressing up, or even undressing for a good cause. Ooh-la-la! Colonel Ken is back with tales of expats in Hardship Postings. Scores of outstanding HHH and running events are coming up, so mark the calendar and make your plans for fun on the run in 2013. The first of April is a day that all true hashers hold dear, for it reminds us of our escapades throughout the entire year......Bimbo 1946???? Happy hashing and I look forward to seeing you on trail soon. Jim Edens Editor-in-Chief & Founder Harrier Magazine
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All of Scandinavia will be joining in the fun of Eurohash 2013 with Pre Lubes and Post Lubes. Scandinavian hashes are all a mixture of locals and ex-pats, so one can experience hashing with a local flare. Travel the region, meet the Vikings and enjoy beautiful Scandinavia. Here is the schedule.
Tuesday, 13 Aug: Århus, Denmark: http://www.ah3.dk/eh2013.php The Eurohash 2013 party kicks off in Århus. Århus is situated at the Bay of Århus in the heart of Denmark. It is surrounded by forests providing plenty of opportunities for a challenging hash. But remember, there are no hills in Denmark, or so they say. Hitman invites you to his beautiful city for the first of the Eurohash 2013 Pre Lubes. Århus H3 was founded in 1989 and has been the host of countless events, including Eurohash in 2003 and German Nash Hash in 2001 – yes, the Vikings invaded Germany and stole the German Nash Hash. In 2014 Århus H3 will host the Danish Nash Hash, and the city of Århus has been designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2017. There is an airport in Århus, and Århus is only a 3 hour train ride from Copenhagen. Wednesday, 14 Aug: Copenhagen, Denmark: www.ch3.dk The Copenhagen Viking Wankers never need much of an excuse to troll through Copenhagen’s more interesting underbelly in their sexy red dresses, and this year is no exception. As a pre lube to Eurohash, they are hosting another famous H.A.R.D.O.N. Red Dress Run. Calapso invites you to meet at Jerbancafeen, Reventlowsgade 16, København V at 19:00. If you are lucky, the ever helpful, infamous red vinyl Danish Nurses will be on hand to escort you on a pub crawl through some of the classier parts of this beautiful city. Doubtless on the way, you will encounter shot stops, Gammel
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Hashing in Norway, North of the Arctic Circle, Hosted by Oslo H3
Hashing with Oslo H3 North of the Arctic Circle
Dansk and get a mouthful in Spunk. Come and meet strange and interesting people or just socialise with the local transvestites and hookers. You’ll fit right in! In case you are curious, the acronym has a second meaning: Hafniae Annual Red Dress Or Nightgown Hash. Bring a purse, handbag or sporran, there’s no run fee but you will need to pay for your own beers on the way. The Copenhagen Viking Wankers were founded in 1980 by 3 well-travelled Danish Hashers, one of which, Kaj “Der Tulip Eater” Petersen, is still active today. Originally CH3 was founded as a male-only club, but some Americans soon brought their girlfriends along making the trail even more attractive. Ever since the club has been a mixed affair and today, there are more than 40 active members, both locals and ex-pats. Wednesday, 14 Aug: Ludvika, Sweden (2 hours Northwest of Stockholm): www.lhhh.ne The event will feature a Brazilian theme with food, drinks and party, BRAZILIAN STYLE. There will be trails for both walkers and runners through a beautiful semi-hilly forest by the lake. Ludvika H3 is a small family club founded by Super Swede in June 2000. Today the hash runs during the Swedish Summer of May to October, with an average of 30 hashers. Mooseman welcomes you to sign up for “a great friendly experience” with Ludvika H3
Thursday,15 Aug: Thursday Night Party Ferry Across The Baltic Sea http://eurohash.hopto.org/pre-post-lubes Now that you have traversed parts of Denmark or Sweden, it is time to start the Baltic Sea experience, by crossing with The Party Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. After a dinner with a smörgåsbord of Baltic warm and cold specialities, and perhaps a schnapps or two, it is time to hit the pub, bar or disco and party all night long. Alternatively, you might want to try out the sauna or spend some time and money in the tax free stores. Registration opens at 15.00 and the ferry leaves at 17.00 from Värtahamnen ferry terminal in Stockholm. http://tallinksilja.com/sv/web/se/ vartahamnen. Advance registration for this Pre Lube is obligatory. Friday - Sunday, 16-18 Aug: EUROHASH Monday, 19 Aug: Oslo, Norway www.oh3.no Just in case your hangover requires more seasoning, Oslo H3 will host a post lube. Yang from Oslo H3 promises a forest trail with lake side beer and swim stop. Oslo H3 will offer some Aquavit to cure the hangovers. They have named this national drink “The Breakfast of Champions”! Meet at 18:30 from Subway line #3, stop Sognsvann. Oslo H3 started hashing from the home of the Big One in March 1989, and currently has a total of 1250 runs. Why not let the Oslo Post Lube be the last stop on your Eurohash Tour!
The Annual Brazilian Hash in Ludvika Sweden
The Infamous Danish Nurses Ball Breaker Drink Stop at the Top of the World
Eurohash 2013 Update from V.D. Viking On January 1st we reached 500 registered Hashers, but more registrations are coming in every week. First off this means that we are filling up the hotel, and need to look for another. Donâ€™t worry though, the hotels wonâ€™t be more than a few minute walk apart. Secondly it also means that we may not be able to fit everybody into the same seating for dinner on Saturday night. Again, donâ€™t worry, there will be another seating or you may want to check out one of the other many fine restaurants on-board. Generally we will assign rooms and seating after the first-paidfirst-served rule. We have now finished the broad strokes of planning, and are now going on with the finer details. One thing on the to-do-list is to decide on the pubs and bars for the Tallinn pub crawl. Plenty of good bars and restaurants to choose from, but they have to be big and be able to serve beers at Hash drinking rate.
Hashing in Bangalore by Rare Comer
(This article reflects the impressions and opinions of the Hariette-writer only. She has been Hashing with the Bangalore Hash, on and off, since 1990, ran with London and several Kuala Lumpur Hash chapters) (We’re now at just over 600 Runs, started in 1990)
Possibly the best city Hashing terrain in India: Bangalore is set on a gentle sloping plateau, with flat land to the city’s North, generally shrubby shiggy to the East, gorgeous hilly forests to the South and out West – well, hey. We can’t have it all. Out West is just…not terribly popular! Yep, the TOTM* recall for Bangalore is – InfoTech. ‘Tis true – a good number of Hashers here are “IT folk”. But we have more garment workers here than IT guys, and a fair spattering of Hashers who work in paints, pottery, pot-holery and plentiful other pursuits. Rather mild w r t Hash antics by Hash standards, the Bangalore Hash is a self-professed “family friendly Hash” - yikes. Well - this is very familyfriendly India, where everyone has a third-cousinonce-removed-whose-Uncle-by-his-as-closeas-my-very-own-real-brother turns out to be the Hash dinner sponsor from 1993. Runs have about 20 die-hard regular HalfMinds and between one and 5 Virgins apiece…the special Anniversary/ Christmas – Deepavali Runs has about 50 to 100 Hashers. Largely adults, the odd Horrors delight us with their presence especially at the special Runs – Anniversary every April, and Festival Runs at
Christmas/Deepavali. Perhaps one or two city pub crawls – always in the CBD or in Koramangala, a largely residential suburb. Happily Bangalore is the original Indian pub city, and we’re happy to bless chic, up-market watering holes and shady grimy dungeons with our angelic Hash-like presence. They still invite us back! ******* The Bangalore Hash itself was started, apparently by Ove Bugge in April 1990. There are no known documents that attest to Run Number 1 of the Bangalore Hash, in April 1990, however there are a few myths created and maintained about the Bangalore Hash’s origins. I do know that the Diners Business Club - DBS – a business centre on Cunningham Road, played some part in getting the BH3 off to a drunken start. I would visit DBS now and then from the Taj Group of Hotels where I was working at the time. Look out for the Mythbuster article in a later edition of Harrier Magazine I recall Dennis from HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and of course Grand Old Hammo, the ?second BH3 GM – roaring it up along with a very noisy, motley crew from Madura Coats.
My best memory of those lazy, hazy afternoons days was the Hash horn revving up the crowd as we gathered outside Hammo’s home, Bandicoot Lodge**, on Indiranagar’s 100 Feet Road ( yes, it was and is still called that!). Bandicoot Lodge is cheerfully documented in a paperback, ‘Hammo’s India’ ***). Piling into assorted vehicles – Bangalore/India did not boast of a lot of foreignmade cars at that time – we would make our very noisy way through Bangalore’s green calm, to the Run site, merely a half-hour or less away from Indiranagar. Today‘s nightmare traffic makes these memories terribly nostalgic – not even a few kegs of beer can change that. But – I digress! Through the 90s, I was a very irregular Hasher, travel and Life and all that jazz kept me away from the Hash in the US and other places I was at. Hashed again irregularly in Bangalore in the early 2000s, where the Hash crowd was rather transient, as I recall. As with other Indian Hashers, I was terribly quiet at the Hash at that time…the lungs couldn’t quite match the bawdiness and decibel levels of the Aussies and others! However – my bawdiness levels have vastly improved to global Hash standards, but remains at good, gentle Indian girl whisper levels, she said sadly. *** The Big India Hash Event was, of course, InterHash Goa 2002 – and the pre-lubes in Bangalore were a boisterous bundle of laughs. Fun fun fun! It was a mixed-bag time for me personally, 2000-2001, and Goa was the right antidote at the right time – as is the case with many a Hasher, who echo my sentiments of an InterHash occurring just at the exact moment we needed a fun, mad, wacky cathartic Spiritual Cleanse – or colon cleanse, whichever was easier.
One of the clear memories I have of the IH 2002 pre-lube in Bangalore was the shocked-andthrilled facial expressions on a bunch of local Indian men. They couldn’t believe their luck – Sheilas dropping their pants! On the ice! In public! Yes, indeed it takes all sorts to make up the Hash, not everyone who “comes to the Hash” truly becomes a Hasher – imho The Hash is indeed a microcosm of society, and the new hip, hep extremes of wealth and poverty in urban India showcase sometimes ludicrous social climbing fakers. Yes, the Hash here does its bit by attracting the desperate business-brochure pushing lot…happily, it’s to our credit here that most of the fun elements of global Hashes are well and truly preserved. The Hash provides comic relief – and exercise! **** Indiranagar, to Bangalore’s East, was mentioned earlier here: boasting a few old-time Hashers; Hammo’s wife, the delightful Rekha Rai Hamilton lives here. The Eastern Bangalore lot currently includes the “Shell gang” from Whitefield – excellent Hares, all. Crude Slick, Fiddler and consort Gin ‘n Tonic, John, and their visitors from oily lands make up the regular ex-pat flavour. Bangalore has distinct flavours; there are the South Bangalore Hashers, including a set of medical doctors who have located some excellent trails in. the gentle hills near Kanakpura Road. Another bunch live and love in Koramangala – hence the pub crawls there. A smattering from the CBD make up part of the regulars, with visitors usually living in the Cantonment and CBD areas.
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by Luca (MasterGator) Yearsovich & Kat (Three Strokes) Timer
At a random on-in, a fellow hasher brought out a few calendars featuring hashers from kennels across America. The calendars made the rounds through the hashers in attendance, and those present discussed whether a similar calendar had ever been done in Atlanta. Three Strokes and Yer Done and MasterGator discussed the idea off and on until deciding that it had to be done. With both hashers having a background in graphic design, they knew they could produce a calendar that would reflect the dedication of the Atlanta hash community.
Three Strokes and MasterGator held several late-night planning sessions until they developed a cohesive vision for the calendar. The plan was simple – 12 months of photo shoots that would reflect the individual personalities of the harriettes involved. Three Strokes and MasterGator teamed up with Dr. Scholless, another Atlanta Moonlite H4 hasher with a long background in photography. Having the entire production completed by hashers allowed the Atlanta calendar to remain a fully hash-run production.
Once plans were in place for the calendar, With seventeen recurring hashes in the metro individual harriettes were approached with area, Atlanta hashers enjoy a schedule rivaled the invitation to participate in the calendar. by few cities in America. If this calendar For each model, a planning consultation was was going to come to fruition, it had to be held to develop the vision for each model’s produced at a professional level that would shoot. There were only a few ground rules reflect the size of the community, as well as enforced for the shoots – the photos should the enthusiasm and camaraderie that our be reflect each model’s individual personality, hashers bring to the various kennels. no gratuitous T&A, and absolutely no feather boas.
Once the vision for each shoot was developed, the AHC crew scouted for locations that would both match the photoâ€™s theme and highlight Atlanta landmarks such as the Chattahoochee River, the Starlite Six Drive-In, and the Krog St. tunnel. Photo shoots were diverse in complexity, but individual attention was given to each model to ensure that her month was executed as professionally as possible. After the shoots were completed, the layout for the calendar was developed to include two photos for each month â€“ a full-page main photo and a smaller inset. Once Three Strokes and MasterGator finished post-production and retouching, a local printer was selected to bring the project to life. Once delivered, the calendars were offered for sale to the Atlanta hash community as a whole, and then quickly spread to other kennels across the country. Due to the success and positive response for the 2013 calendar, plans are already in motion for 2014, this time showcasing an all-male cast selected from the Atlanta hash community. For more information, or to order a 2013 Atlanta hash calendar, please visit:
HARDSHIP POSTING Each issue we bring you a random selection of tales from “Hardship Posting – True tales of Expat Misadventure in Asia”, edited by Thailand-based Hasher Stu Lloyd aka The Colonel. Bottle-to-throttle In Vientiane, Laos, in 1976 the Commies were cracking down on all the ‘decadent’ nitespots in the town. None was more decadent that the White Rose, a notorious knocking shop. On its last night of operation we were giving it a right royal send-off, going to the hilt till they literally started boarding the place up. There were a couple of other guys still in there and we got talking. Turns out they were airline guys, flying out the next morning. As it happened, so was I. In four hours’ time, to be exact. “I hope you’re not the pilot,” I joked. “No, no, I’m just the co-pilot,” he reassured me. Phew! “That,” he said, pointing to a figure slumped on the bar counter, “is the captain.” Chipping in for an old mate. The lads were in Manila having a huge weekend. For some strange reason, they decided to eat, and found a suitable restaurant/café. Isn’t eatin’ cheatin’ ? Orders were placed, mostly of the greasy American meal type…huge dishes of burgers and fries, fish and chips, etc. which the guys wolfed down voraciously. Halfway through the meal, one of the guys in the group went into a real seizure on the floor. While others panicked and rushed to his aid, the bloke next to him leaned across and asked, casually and conspiratorially: “Hey, John. If you die, can I have your chips?”
Shrewd Bar-stard. In the heyday of Pattaya in Thailand, there were actually way too many bars, and this particular bar owner was going out of business fast. So he hatched this great plan to sell it to some (any!) undiscerning Arab visitor who would like a piece of the action (er, the business that is). So he passed the word around to all his friends that for a week they could drink “at cost” in his bar. Needless to say, word got around, the bar was packed, and the joint was jumpin’. When an Arab approached him and said “Great bar you have here,” he pounced. “It’s for sale- you wanna buy it?” The Arab couldn’t believe his luck. Contracts were signed, money was exchanged, and both parties were ecstatic. The day after the sale, the pub was empty - all the freeloading friends disappeared! Chicken feed. Years ago, when I was fresh off the plane from Europe, I visited a remote island in the Philippines for a short break. Tired of the resort’s food after a few days, we went wandering down along the beach to see what else
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