Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What a "10" looks like

Snaps from Run #1499

Slightly belatedly, some photos from #1499. Photographer unknown unless he or she steps forward to identify himself or herself. Click to see 'em big!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Because it came up at the hash on Saturday, and because The Online Scum always aims not only to entertain, but also to educate . . . .

The number and positioning of complex and simple mammary glands varies widely in different mammals. The nipples and glands can occur anywhere along the two milk lines, two roughly-parallel lines along the ventral aspect of the body. In general most mammals develop mammary glands in pairs along these lines, with a number approximating the number of young typically birthed at a time. The number of nipples varies from 2 (in most primates) to 16 (in pigs). The Virginia Opossum has 13, one of the few mammals with an odd number. The following table lists the number and position of glands normally found in a range of mammals:

Species Anterior
Goat, sheep, horse
guinea pig
0 0 2 2
Cattle 0 0 4 4
Cat 2 2 4 8
Dog 4 2 2 or 4 8 or 10
Mouse 6 0 4 10
Rat 6 2 4 12
Pig 6 6 6 18
Elephants, primates 2 0 0 2

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nerdy, nerdy! Is The end of the world nigh?!

As all Crony-fearing hashers know, it is written that should the day ever come when Songkhla Hash does not post its misdirections on its website before Saturday, the Head Crony would give the order for the world to be eaten by a giant snake called Rupert. Thus for 1,501 consecutive weeks (give or take the odd 1000 or so when none of us couldn't understand html) we have successfully held off the slithering servant of cronyism, but today is Saturday and as of noon today the website bears no tidings to comfort us that we will be succesful again in holding off rapatious Rupert. Yes, directions have been sent out by e mail and appear in this electronic organ, but how can we be sure that they are not part of an evil plot to foil the enemies of Cronyism? Do we really have a run? Has the nerd really been raptured by the Head Crony or where exactly did he disappear to on Thursday evening?
The horror, the horror etc...!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rapture or rupture?

Yes it's true... at about midnight last night the entire SH3 committee were plucked by the hand of God and transported to another realm where they sit on the Head Crony's right eating luscious fruits provided by nubile young virgins while angels strum harps and sing sweet melodies. Well most of them do anyway, Egghead was rejected as unworthy and pitched back to earth where he awoke this morning wondering if Thursday night had just been a bad dream or was this really the mother of all hangovers. Come back Only a Yolk; some of us were just not designed for freedom!
Anyway. To the business in hand; ahem...
SH3 run #1502, Saturday March 27th 2010; 4:30 p.m.
Hares R2D2 and Kii Leum
Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection take the old Yala road for 4.3k and turn right. Follow the road for 800 meters and turn left then follow the road/track for about 500 meters to the run site.

As for the three eyed horny monster, well he's the hare at HH3 this week! Yup It's another Off T run on Sunday which will be set from 4k down the new Yala road on the left. No news of whether Porky Sex his (mis)leading accomplice will be involved but the run will be at 4:00 p.m.
Can I go back to bed now?
On! On!

Naked shrieking terror!

Lawdy, lawdy! Is The Rapture™ at hand?!

As all Scripture-reading hashers know, it is written that should the day ever come when Songkhla Hash does not run on Saturday, the end is nigh. Thus for 1,501 consecutive weeks we have successfully held off the End of Days.

But tomorrow is Saturday and now, as of Friday noon, we have no indication that there will indeed be a run. Yes, hares were named last week, but who are they and where are they now? And a runsite? Do we even have a runsite? And who's that big red guy with the three eyes, the Head Crony? The horror, the horror!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

From the Archives: Name that runsite!

From 2005, a photo of Solong freshly arrived back a runsite that will be instantly familiar to almost all veteran SH3 hashers . . . right?!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Into the 4th demi-millenium....

Now then; what 'ave we here? A pair of likely looking suspects! Loitering with intent to set a special run or two this weekend, I don't doubt, because, believe it or not they both have birthdays coming up in the next few days.
Both runs are from the same location and details are:

Songkhla H3 run #1501; Saturday March 20th; 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Buk Toy and Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo Intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k. Turn left and go 6.5k then turn left and go 200 meters to the water tower at Napong

Hatyai H3 run #480; Sunday March 21st; 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Toy Boy and Sex Printer
Misdrections: as above.

The hares have promised that there will be a common theme to the two runs and awards of goodies are promised which will be based on what happens on both runs.

Promotional stuff:

(the hares will be upset)!

Seriously, these two guys have done more than anyone else over the last couple of years to provide us with great runs and it would be a fitting tribute if we turned out in big numbers to help them celebrate their birthdays.
Finally, anyone going to do a rehash for last week's 1500th run?
On! On!

From the Archives: Loy Krathong 2007

Monday, March 15, 2010

Run #1500

All the grandeur, all the magnificence, captured in a gigantic jpeg (just click). The double line across the middle is the short run shortcut.

Sorry, no photos of the real highlight of the event -- the rotten-tomato karaoke contest. Which goes to prove that GPSes are still optional, but cameras aren't.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Songkhla H3's 1500th run: careful with that Vaseline Beaver!

This weekend sees the 1500th run at Songkhla Hash and to mark the occasion there will be a special run, with beer etc. from the beer truck free up to the end of the circle, which will be followed by a party with dinner and entertainment, and for active and regular runners there will be a special T-shirt sponsored by the hare for the day, Beavershot who will be laying his 50th trail that afternoon. The cost will be 100 Baht for active runners, 200 Baht for guests and returnees.

Details are:
SH3 run #1500, Saturday March 13th 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Beavershot
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 9.5k to the run site on the right in the Tung Jaeng restaurant.

Sunday's HH3 run (March 14th, 4:00 p.m.) will be set by Vaseline and the misdirections are:
From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.6k and turn left for 6k. Turn left and follow the road for about 2k and look for a sign.
On! On!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sadao H3 yesterday

Was it really 7 years ago that ... ? You know the rest!

And the answer of course is 'yes it was' because there we were again in Dannock to celebrate the jubilee year.

Well some of us were. A combination of work, bereavements, enforced displacements and hangovers shrunk the attendance somewhat and once the usual crop of late arriving Malaysians had made it across the border, the runners were just about able to squeeze into a single song theow, with another half dozen or so choosing to find other forms of entertainment in Dannock while the rest of us were following the trail jointly laid by Just Rotten and Hash Pimp.

Jointly... hmmm... maybe competitively would have been a better description with the Hash Pimp section of the run (thick yellow line on the picture) heading off towards the lake while the Rotten section (Red line) headed to where the Song Theow awaited at the water tower. The resulting schism saw Only a Yolk romping home as first runner on paper, while front runners Star Soccer, Boh Geh, Egghead and a couple of other Malaysian hounds set off on Hash Pimp's bit of the run as darkness fell and had to be rescued by Just Rotten somewhere around the Water View Restaurant.

The circle was held and the food consumed at an interesting venue outside the 7-11 at the end of Soi 9 which despite its somewhat temporary air was a surprisingly effective location and attracted rather more observers than participants, most of whom got iced but stayed dry as there is apparently a drought in Dannock.

Having lead the pack home, Only a Yolk then proceded to dominate the nominations for sinners for variously short cutting, avaricious beer token behavior and having the temerity to suggest that the food at Sadao H3 always consisted of chicken curry. Rotten was later iced for having lied about that one as, sure enough, along with the barbecued kebabs there were large vats of chicken curry and rice to wash down the copious free beer.

Another chaotic afternoon which is what we go to Dannock for. The day Sadao H3 gets itself properly organised, starts its runs on time, always ends at the right place and finds a permanent friendly venue, will be the day it ceases to be worth going to!
Thanks Rotten and supporting cast for a great afternoon's entertainment.
On! On!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sadao H3 today

Hatyai Hash will be running with Sadao H3 at their 7th birthday run today. Registration is from 2:00 p.m and will take place outside the PT Hotel on the main road in Dannock, close to Soi 11. Registration will be the usual 120 Baht and the T shirt will be an extra 150 Baht. Song Taews will leave for the A site at 4:00 p.m. and after dropping runners off will proceded to the B (or C) site, i.e. the end of the run, where the circle will probably take place, before returning everybody to town.
On! On!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

1499 and counting...

Not a monster! At 5.6k even Kan Kai found this run easy!

With the advertised hare crying off at short notice, new GM, R2D2 was faced with fielding yet another Egg family run at the end of his first week in office. With a number of regular runners opting to run with Petaling Hash in KL and some notable but explicable absences the turn out was expected to be low. But as it turned out, so to speak there were a healthy number of runners including a number of new faces and at least one returnee.

Early arrivals at the advertised run site were left wondering exactly where they should park since the hash sign left only a couple of hours earlier had been thoughtfully comoyed by the local rag and bone man. But once the location had been re-established and the GM had called order, two runs were announced. Both runs headed off around the reservoir, splitting as soon as the trail entered the rubber with the long run continuing Westwards and upwards, the short run turning South.

The first F takes its toll: Schmuckme Witherspoon, Hoi Yai, Palm Job and Hans make their way back towards the pack

Thirty minutes later after a long climb and a brief peak at 234 meters, the long run descended via one of the already doomed logging tracks to rejoin the short run only a couple of hundred meters from where they had left it, then gently jogged along the Southern side of the reservoir to be back at the run site in about an hour.

Stick Insect explains why he is at the back of the pack after falling prey to the 2nd F

Meanwhile, some of the short run judging the experience to be too short had turned and departed for a second circuit, arriving back at the run site some time after the full long run pack had completed their travails.

Only 234 meters? New runner Tony makes it to the top of the hill.

New runners were Tony Perry, who is apparently some sort of alter ego to Balls Up who was not in attendance although offspring Kan Kai was, and notably made it round the long run in the lofty company of the FRB's such as they were, and Emmy and Fern who are habitues of Ko Yo and buddies of Jump Shot.

Go west young man! Kan Kai points the way at the last check

Returning runner was Yolks Poke and sinners were After Ours for nanny parenting, having freaked out when Eightball had elected to leave the collected hash brats enjoying themselves in the crocodile infested reservoir, Only a Yolk and Crackwurst for unauthorised inflation of the rego for next week's 1500th run to 100 Baht, Egghead for yet another pair of new shoes, and Only a Yolk again for having been deemed responsible for the loss of the comoyed hash sign.

It's a dog's life. Pak Ma mourns the absence of chicken on the menu

Hares were the entire Egg family, Egghead for the long run, deemed adequate by the faint praise resulting from the GM's enquiry about what everybody had thought of the run, and Only a Yolk, Yolk's Poke and Peppered Pussy for the short run. Once again the end of the circle did not signal the end of the afternoon as Beer Truck Driver III slept blissfully on in the beer truck while most people elected to just carry on drinking and enjoying themselves as the sun set reluctantly in the West.

The acceptable face of the Egg family contemplates another cold bum

Next week sees SH3's 1500th run. News of Songkhla Hash's demise have probably been greatly exaggerated, since a sizeable number of people continue to insist that there is nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon, and so long as someone is prepared to step up and make the effort to set a run, there will, it seems, always be enough takers to turn out and enjoy the fresh air, the countryside, the running or walking, the beer, but most of all each others' company. Long may it continue!

For the record, the 1500th run will be set by Beavershot and the run site will be at the Tung Jaeng restaurant on the new Yala road. There will be quite a lot of free beer, which is why the rego has gone up to 100 Baht, as well as dinner and entertainment afterwards, and Beavershot our late lamented GM who is setting his 50th run next week will be sponsoring a special T shirt for active and regular runners to mark the event.
Be there (if you've got nothing better to do)!

On! On!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

All Hail our Leader!

Proving that in the Songkhla Hash even a humble butler can rise to the pinnacle of power and prestige, newly installed GM R2D2 strikes a typically macho pose here atop Khao Luang.

(But has he yet been inducted into the ultra-secret inner sanctum of THE CRONIES? We don't know either, but don't count on it!)

Runs this weekend

SH3 details this week are:

Run #1499, Saturday 6th March 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Hares: Egghead, Only a Yolk and Peppered Pussy

Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection take the old Yala road for 4.3k and turn right. Follow the road for 800 meters and turn left then follow the road/track for about 500 meters to the run site as close to the lake as we can get!

No more news yet about Sadao H3 on Sunday but what details there are, are on the Hatyai H3 website at:
Assuming that it does take place, Hatyai Hash will join the Sadao run. If that should change it will be circulated on Saturday.

On! On!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

No more beers!

It's true! False reports notwithstanding, Beaver's reign as GM was abruptly terminated last Saturday. But in his place we have a brand new GM, R2D2 whose picture will appear in this organ just as soon as we can get him to stand still in a compromising pose for long enough to take his mugshot. We also have a brand new On Sec (Stick Insect), RA (Gan Yao), Assassin (Super pig) and Nerd (Beavershot), and After Hours and Ram It In will be sharing the Keg-mistress post for the coming year. Only a Yolk will continue as Hash Cash and is now officially (as opposed to unofficially) the Hash Haberdasher, Knackerwurst will whip and Egghead will continue to nag you all about setting more runs. Talking of which....
Details of this weeks SH3 run will follow shortly but on Sunday it looks as if Hatyai Hash will be moving en masse to Sadao to join the Sadao H3 7th Anniversary run, the details of which can be found on the new Hatyai H3 website blog

Monday, March 1, 2010


Don't forget the full moon run tomorrow night (2nd March 2010) 7:00 p.m. at Egg Towers. Transport to A site and the beginning of the short run will leave as soon after 7:00 p.m. as possible. Barbecue afterwards: bring some some food to cremate and some beer as well if you want, although Full Moon special brew will be available at 3 cans for 100 Baht.

Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left then follow the road for 5.2k and turn right through the temple arch. Follow signs to the run site.

Hares: Kai Jeow and Moo Sahb