Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Mystery over tomorrow's SH3 run deepened when a TOS correspondent discovered the supposedly absent "technical advisor" lurking in front of a seedy Hatyai massage parlor late yesterday afternoon. By way of explanation the flustered TA blurted out that he was "waiting for a virgin".
Location of the notorious massage parlor: Possible B site for tomorrow's run?
It has meanwhile come to light that a recent recce for the upcoming run, the latest in a series by loose-cannon hares Kii Leum and R2D2, employed not one but two GPS units, with additional processing power being supplied by what was described as a "supercomputer".
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a respected SH3 ex-GM refused to comment.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Staying further to the west, nearer the bottom of the hill, produced the run shown here. As usual the one last-minute bit of improvisation (the sharp jag to the left) was a mistake. But otherwise it seemed to work OK. You probably wouldn't want to try to set an A-t0-A from the runsite we used, though it's certainly a nice site and deserves a revisit someday.
Stats: 7.5km to the beer stop, then 1.5km more back to the A site. Total ascent was just over 500m. First in to the beer stop in 1:20 was Sex Sprinter, followed by Egghead and Solong. Last in on paper were Khii Leum at about 1:45 and Softcock at just under two hours. Shortcutters were Gan Yao (who arrived back at the site suspiciously quickly -- was a vehicle involved?) and Only a Yolk, who Egghead rushed off to rescue when he realized she had half of his team of dogs with her.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Theatre staff were left red faced after the letter T was missed out from Widow Twankey's name in their Christmas pantomime programme.
The mistake at the Whitley Bay Playhouse in North Tyneside was blamed on human error and has been corrected.
The misprinted programme was withdrawn and an apology made to theatre goers.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It'll start at Nam Noi, either the wat or the school, depending on where the best minds of SH3 decide is the optimal location. It'll be done with the assistance of a hash personage I can now only refer to as Mr. X. If things go terribly wrong, blame him. Or the GPS. Or Egghead. Yeah, Egghead, it's all his fault!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Easy! Give Kii Leum the GPS; pretend that he is in control; lay the paper where it had already been worked out during the recce. Moral, one good recce beats the sh*t out of the GPS.
Ever since the decline and then demise of the Parlang Bar some years ago, Songkhla Hash has been without a real home of its own. The Hot Bread Shop kindly lets us park our signs and other paraphernalia on their premises, but closes too early to be of any use as an after-hours meeting place. Nominally taking up this role recently has been Daeng's Bar, partly because they're willing to turn down the music when we arrive, partly because it's just respectable enough that Egghead will actually go their without complaint.
Now however we may finally have something closer to a real Songkhla HQ. The newly opened Bai Meang, on Sadao Rd. across the street from the governor's mansion, seems to offer everything we need all in one place: pleasant outdoor seating, good food (both Vietnamese and Rocky's Indian), and cold beer.
Professor Stick, thinking he has been called a "pea brain", fashions a carefully considered response.
And so several key members of the SH3 Brain Trust met last night to see if the new venue would pass muster. Our unanimous opinion was positive, with particular praise for the cheapness of the beer. Indeed, the only concern was that Bai Meang already seems to be attracting large numbers of that pale, subterranean species known as "English Teachers". But of course we can co-exist with them -- Egghead himself is living proof that the two poles of rude manly vigor and pencil-neck intellectual geekiness can co-exist within a single entity -- and we might even be able to exert a positive influence.