Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hash #176. The Lost in the Bush Hash



WHAT: Hash #176. The Lost in the Bush Hash

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015. 12:30 PM

HOST: Sir Turtle Head

HARES: Sir Turtle Head & tbd

Where: End of Camino La Dehesa.

How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and some hot-dogs.


What to Bring:


  • Food (that doesn't need cooking, or can be boiled)
  • Extra libations
  • Extra carrying capacity, as in room in a backpack or what have you. Getting up the hill will be a cooperative effort. Each person will need to carry the equivalent of about 4lb of stuff (or, if you prefer, 4lb=2000cc=8 beers worth - a better hashing unit of weight)
  • Sunblock
  • Water
  • May be a cold day, bring appropriate clothing, which should include a warm jacket, gloves, a hat and scarf.

more details and comments on the facebook event Hash #176. The Lost in the Bush Hash

On on!...


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hash #175 - 4th Annual Whiner's Hash




WHAT: Hash #175 - 4th Annual Whiner's Hash
WHEN: Saturday, May 23 at Casa Marin in Camino Lo Abarca (www.casamarin.cl)
HOSTS: Sir Sump Pump & FInger in the Dyke
HARES: Sir Sump Pump & FInger in the Dyke
TIME: Round-trip private limo bus from Flannery’s Pub in Providencia at 11:00 (ARRIVE AT 10:45AM)
Arriving from Encomenderos 83 in Los Condes to Casa Marin around 12:30 to a beautiful world Class Winery on the Coast
Circle starts at 1:00, so if you like to pre lube, feel free to do so
COST: $15.500 with transport (US$26 trough Paypal), $10.500 if you drive yourself.

Bring: pruning shears, sunblock, water, hats, your drinking face.

WHAT YOU GET:
...
- Party bus, starting at Flannery's.

- Taus Bräus Ale during trip and at the hash.

-A fabulous trail around the vineyard, which will lead us to where we will all be picking our special row of grapes! (Extreme Late Harvest!).

-A lively, and imaginative Circle of Down Downs, with grape stomping and beer.

- A special array of discounts to buy and taste these world class wines at a hash-negotiated price (well worth the price of admission alone).

- Guaranteed SEX (either with someone else, or by yourself).

- Safe journey back to Santiago, as the bus departs at 19:30 to go back to Flannery’s about 21:00.

- An orgasmic array of 5 star foods with meat, seafood, and vegetarian options custom designed for us by the winery's world-class chef .

- Empanada de pino from Lo Abarca: dough filled with a seasoned mixture of ground beef, onions, raisins, black olives and hard boiled eggs.

- Roasted ribs: pork ribs barbecue.

- Chilean salad: tomato, onions and coriander.

- Mix of salads: tomatoes, avocados, corn, peas, artichokes, olives, lettuces.

- Accompaniment: baked potatoes with olive oil and rosemary, and rice.

- Semola con leche: semolina pudding with cinnamon and caramel sauce.

Besides the lunch, you can drink your own beer! If people are interested in drinking the best whites from Chile, they can be purchased for $2.500 per glass.

All this and more for the ridiculously low price of 15.500.

If you like to drive yourself (crazy), remember the price goes down to 10.500.

To reserve a spot please confirm your participation to info@shhh.cl including your contact details.

Available payment options are bank transfer, paypal or if you prefer cash we'll meet next Wednesday May 20 at 20:00 in Fiddlers Irish Bar, near metro Manuel Montt.

On on!...


Monday, 4 May 2015

Hash #174 - Old and in the Way





Sir Acting Semen has made his way around the sun again. To celebrate, he is generously offering us the use of his rooftop quincho for a hash on Saturday.

What: Hash #174 - Old and In the Way!
When: Saturday May 9th at 1pm
Where: Blanco Encalada 1771, depto 1715. Metro Toesca.
Hosts: Sir Acting Semen and Mariachi Mansterbator
Hares: TBD
How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and choripan.
What to Bring:
- extra food
- extra libations
- sunblock
- water
- veggie food & non-alcoholic bevs if you're so inclined. We don't judge, and we do eat.

Hash #175 on May 23rd will be at Viña Casa Marin. We'll take a party bus, run through the vineyard, and eat a special dinner.

Start saving your pesos now to reserve your spot on the party bus and at the hash. Price is TBD(about 25 lukas).

Monday, 20 April 2015

Hash #173 - How to Survive in the Woods



Step 1: Follow the trail that the hares laid.
Step 2: Get lost in the woods!
Step 3: ????
Step 4: Beer!

Note the early start time! The park will take away the grills early. Also, it's a bit of a hike from the bus stop to the trail start.

Details:
What: Hash #173 - How to Survive in the Woods
When: Saturday April 25th at 1pm
Where: Grills at Parque Mahuida
Hosts: Bushy Pussy, Sleeping Beauty, and Fukimoto
Hares: Bushy Pussy and Sleeping Beauty
How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and choripan.
Park entry fees: $500 for pedestrians, $3.500 for cars.
What to Bring:
- shoes for running off road
- extra food
- extra libations
- sunblock
- water
- veggie food & non-alcoholic bevs if you're so inclined. We don't judge, and we do eat.

How to get there:
From Metro Irarrazaval take east bound bus D02 on the bus stop that's on Calle Seminario. The same D02 bus can be taken at Metro Plaza Egaña, just cross to the east side of Américo Vespucio (northbound traffic)to the bus stop that's right in front of Plaza Egaña Mall.

Another option is to take bus D10 from Metro Carlos Valdovinos (line 5).

From all these buses you have to get down at the same spot which is the Av. Carlos Larrain/Alvaro Casanova bus stop(PD723).

We will meet at the bus stop to walk to the start together, so arrive early, please. There will be a trail marked from the bus stop for late cummers.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hash #172 - Who Needs the Peace Corps?

On Saturday April 11th, let's get together at Shits and Swallows' to talk about how terrible the Peace Corps is and try to get her to stay in Santiago with us. On the flipside, she'll ask us for some financial assistance to get there.

Details:
    What: Hash #172 - Who Needs the Peace Corps?
    When: Saturday April 11th at 2pm
    Where: Santo Domingo 1240
    Host: Shits and Swallows
    Hares: Bushy Pussy and Salty Nuts
    How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and choripan.
    What to Bring:
    - extra food
    - extra libations
    - sunblock
    - veggie food & non-alcoholic bevs if you're so inclined. We don't judge, and we do eat.

How to find it: Get your directions from Google Maps. It's downtown near metro Santa Ana.

** For the uninitiated:
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual, sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 10-15 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.
Still not sure about the Peace Corps? Just listen to these crazy people! 

We also have a new Mismanagement Committee.
Hash Geek:
    Fukimoto
    Chorus Clown

Hash Flash:
    NoName Ari
    Sleeping Beauty

Hash Trash:
    Sir Multiple Entry

Hash Cash / Hash Stats
    Sir Multiple Entry

Songmeister
    Spoodge Bob Stain Pants
    NoName Ari

ShutterUpper
    NoName Ari

Pecker Inspector
    Sir Sump Pump

Hare Raiser
    Spoodge Bob Stain Pants

Hasherdasher
    Sir Acting Semen
    Sir Multiple Entry

Beermeister
    NoName Catalina
    Fukimoto (we just have to buy him a new car)

Religious Adviser
    Sir Acting Semen

Grand Master
    Spoodge Bob Stain Pants

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Hash #171 - The Annual General Piss-Up!

It's that time!

 

On Saturday March 28 we'll be hashing at Parque Padre Hurtado once again, and having elections. This is an important Hash because at least five vacancies need to be filled, so break out your best Esprit de Corps, come on out, and help carry on our beer-soaked torch and the tradition of cheating on the trail, getting lost and then bragging about it over a beer!

The usual details are:

    What: Hash #171 - The Annual General Piss-Up
    When: Saturday March 28th at 2pm
    Where: Avenida Francisco Bilbao 8105.
    How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and choripan.
    What to Bring:
    - extra food
    - extra libations
    - sunblock (it'll be 84°F, still)
    - veggie food & non-alcoholic bevs if you're so inclined. We don't judge, and we do eat.


How to find it: Get your directions from Google Maps here. It's quite accessible.

 

** For the uninitiated:
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual, sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 10-15 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.


Specific positions are:
  • Hash Geek - Takes care of keeping the password vault, keeping healthy web-assets, and making sure events are announced in a coordinated manner across the various digital venues.
  • Hash Flash - Take pretty pictures of people in the throes of our pagan ritual!
  • Hash Trash - Write some libel and slander once in a while, telling the tales of daring doo...
  • Hash Cash / Hash Stats - You really need a mattress with an underside for this one, an ability to count to several thousand, and subtract (you would be amazed...), and the blessing of the current mismanagement committee. Keep a little baggie with the hash cash, and do the occasional transfer/reimbursement/scolding...
  • Songmeister - Help pass on the lore of the Hash by teaching bad students new songs every once in a while...
  • ShutterUpper - Get mad at everybody (or at least act it) during the circle, leaving the person at the center to concentrate on the agenda rather than the bad apples.
  • Hasher Herder -  Hasher herding is an important job on trips and away-hashes. You would not believe how hard a simple thing like getting on a bus can be when folks are moved by the spirit! Take attendance, keep an accurate head-count, and report on how many hashers we're about to lose, hopefully before the bus takes off!
  • Grubmeister - Wrangle food, organize food, make food appear to keep the Hashers from drinking on empty stomachs! Pipe up & help organize coming Hashes by figuring out what people can eat!
  • Pecker Inspector - Ewww - it's just like it sounds, and there's this guy who seems to love the job...
  • Hare Raiser - Gently practice your Machiavelli, helping folks in advanced stages of largesse volunteer their yachts and summer palaces for hashing activities.
  • Hasherdasher - Have a ready supply of patches, t-shirts, knick-knacks, and tchotchkes for spies and locals alike to do their in-flight shopping. This involves driving the merchandising to a degree, and having a car, cargo-bike, or masochistic desire to try & schlep it all in taxis or what-have-you.
  • Beermeister - Without a doubt the most important job in the Hash - witness the untouchable and legendary status of Sir Biweekly Deposit - larger than life; larger than his t-shirt - you have to have a car, and some serious commitment for this one. The Beermeister falls through & things get ugly real fast...
  • Religious Adviser - It's a religious position and we don't prosecute - need I say more? Burn witches at the stake, convert infidels and give them names, spill a little beer here & there.
  • Grand Master - Basically, the Grand Master does nothing, and spends a lot of time doing it. Be the focus of idling complainers, and keep changing stuff so it looks like nothing's changed! Think stuff up for the MMC to do, and then do it yourself! It's a self-starter's dream-job.
*For all positions, you're expected to be a responsible adult. That means first & foremost taking responsibility for your part. If you can't do it because you're traveling, or too drunk - find an alternate before you pass out. Don't hang it all on the next hasher up the ladder. That's not proper hash behavior.
Now you, too could be one of the beautiful people. 



--
Your faithful GM,
Multiple Entry


Friday, 13 March 2015

Mismanagement Committee Positions: 2015

It's Erection Time!




Saturday March 28th will be the annual general piss-up. This is the moment that will decide the fortunes of the Hash for the coming year. It's your chance to give back to the Hashing community by taking on one of the various jobs that make a Hash a Hash. The more people that volunteer, compete, vie and duel for these positions, the easier each job is - so think of how much you love driving beer around, have a look through the list, and step forward.


Stepping forward, by the way, will involve sending an email to the Hash, with the subject-line "Erections", stating that you would be interested in a given position. Think of it as a little test of your mettle!

Specific positions are:
  • Hash Geek - Takes care of keeping the password vault, keeping healthy web-assets, and making sure events are announced in a coordinated manner across the various digital venues.
  • Hash Flash - Take pretty pictures of people in the throes of our pagan ritual!
  • Hash Trash - Write some libel and slander once in a while, telling the tales of daring doo...
  • Hash Cash / Hash Stats - You really need a mattress with an underside for this one, an ability to count to several thousand, and subtract (you would be amazed...), and the blessing of the current mismanagement committee. Keep a little baggie with the hash cash, and do the occasional transfer/reimbursement/scolding...
  • Songmeister - Help pass on the lore of the Hash by teaching bad students new songs every once in a while...
  • ShutterUpper - Get mad at everybody (or at least act it) during the circle, leaving the person at the center to concentrate on the agenda rather than the bad apples.
  • Hasher Herder -  Hasher herding is an important job on trips and away-hashes. You would not believe how hard a simple thing like getting on a bus can be when folks are moved by the spirit! Take attendance, keep an accurate head-count, and report on how many hashers we're about to lose, hopefully before the bus takes off!
  • Grubmeister - Wrangle food, organize food, make food appear to keep the Hashers from drinking on empty stomachs! Pipe up & help organize coming Hashes by figuring out what people can eat!
  • Pecker Inspector - Ewww - it's just like it sounds, and there's this guy who seems to love the job...
  • Hare Raiser - Gently practice your Machiavelli, helping folks in advanced stages of largesse volunteer their yachts and summer palaces for hashing activities.
  • Hasherdasher - Have a ready supply of patches, t-shirts, knick-knacks, and tchotchkes for spies and locals alike to do their in-flight shopping. This involves driving the merchandising to a degree, and having a car, cargo-bike, or masochistic desire to try & schlep it all in taxis or what-have-you.
  • Beermeister - Without a doubt the most important job in the Hash - witness the untouchable and legendary status of Sir Biweekly Deposit - larger than life; larger than his t-shirt - you have to have a car, and some serious commitment for this one. The Beermeister falls through & things get ugly real fast...
  • Religious Adviser - It's a religious position and we don't prosecute - need I say more? Burn witches at the stake, convert infidels and give them names, spill a little beer here & there.
  • Grand Master - Basically, the Grand Master does nothing, and spends a lot of time doing it. Be the focus of idling complainers, and keep changing stuff so it looks like nothing's changed! Think stuff up for the MMC to do, and then do it yourself! It's a self-starter's dream-job.
*For all positions, you're expected to be a responsible adult. That means first & foremost taking responsibility for your part. If you can't do it because you're traveling, or too drunk - find an alternate before you pass out. Don't hang it all on the next hasher up the ladder. That's not proper hash behavior.
Don't forget: erections happen on March 28th, and incumbents statistically have the best chances, so start your mud-slinging now if you want one of these posts! Dare to dream. Now you, too could be one of the beautiful people.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Hash #170 - St. Patrick's Day Hash



As is our tradition, we solemnly pay homage to the death of St Patrick, which happened for sure on March 17th but it's uncertain what year in the second half of the 5th century!

But we are not a dour bunch, and St. Patrick's Day celebrations are a bit of a must, so even though it's the anniversary of his death, totally made up, and roughly 1500 years ago, we celebrate!
OK - maybe we still don't have a pedal-powered stripper-pole, but we can always dream! The great thing about it is that it's a celebration, pure & simple & very, very green.
Yes. There will be green beer. A keg of it, to be exact, and we're celebrating at Mickey Gin's fine Irish establishment, Flannery's Irish Geo-pub, where karaoke stars are born!

Bring your finest, most ridiculous green attire to show your support for celebrating while running.



What is going to happen is that we're going to go for a run, and then we're going to down a keg of green beer. Special dispensations apply on this day because it's such an important milestone in human civilization, so wear green! Hasherdashery is required as usual, but if you're green, we look the other way. It's sort of like green-screening!
So... everybody loves a parade. We're having one of those too.
...and Psy is going to be there:
along with Rob Ford as Grand Marshal:
and possibly a bit of free beer and false advertising. But there will be attempts, doubtless, at River-Dancing
like may or may not have happened at the last St Patrick's Day Parade Hash, which we can't forget soon enough.

So join us for a trail (hared by Noname LeJyBy, to be named at this very hash!) and indulge in the most Pythonesque après-ski  in town (hosted by a real live Irish barkeep).

The deets:


  • What: Hash #170:
  • When: Saturday March 14th, 2pm. (beat-the-heat time)
  • Where: Flannery's Irish Geo-pub.
  • How Much: 6000CLP for the Hash. Yes - it's more expensive than usual, but it's a whole keg, which will be divided among all comers (and hashers are all comers).
What to Bring:
  • green - green hats, green clothes, green skin, green smiles
  • cash
  • your best & most lurid stories about LeJyBy
** For the uninitiated
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual (which may or may not happen this time), sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 15-20 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.




--
Your faithful GM,
Multiple Entry





Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Hash #169 - We meet again, Mr Bond!




Saturday Feb, 28th: It's the last day in February 3 out of every 4 years! Once again we find ourselves at the Black Rock Pub this coming Saturday, as it went so swimmingly last time. It's the 61st anniversary of the discovery of the double-helix by Crick & Watson, too, so there's that. Here's a little primer. There will be a quiz!

Also, there's the distinct possibility that the notorious Sir Ladybug will be paying us a visit. Until recently, Sir Ladybug held the dubious distinction of being the most dedicated hasher in Santiago, alas recently surpassed by Mariachi Mansterbtor and Sir Acting Semen. We meet again, Sir Ladybug.


Join us for a trail (hared by who-knows who!) and indulge in the most Pythonesque après-ski  in town (hosted by a real live Australian).

The deets:

  • What: Hash #169:
  • When: Saturday February 28th, 2pm. (beat-the-heat time)
  • Where: The Black Rock Pub.
  • How Much: 5000CLP for the Hash. There may be a special, attractively priced Hasher's menu offered in the 3000-3500CLP range.
What to Bring:
  • sunscreen
  • a hat
  • cash
  • tall stories about your time eating snakes in the Outback or defeating super-villains.
** For the uninitiated
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual (which may or may not happen this time), sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 8-12 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hash #168 - The Fish Out of Water Hash!

This week's hash falls on the 96th anniversary of those little brown devils, UPS, and the 94th anniversary of the Canadian nickel! - Oh yeah - and St Valentine's Day too. There's good reason to get that HIIT in during the day, so you'll be in fine fettle to fraternize with the fantastic femmes fatales out at the Shamrock later, who will be lovingly ministered to behind closed doors until midnight, when the gates will open to (they hope) hordes of salivating troglodytes ready to take what comes! The classy event is called "Fish in a Barrel", but watch out, dear reader, as often in cases like this, before you know it, the hunters become the hunted...
  This is a picture of a preacher. It seemed appropriate at this time.

We're celebrating this 167th Hash with a trail lovingly hared  by the evil Sir Turtle Head and the amazingly tolerant Bushy Pussy.
 
...Here's the deets:
  • What: Hash #168 - The Fish Out of Water Hash!
  • When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015. 2:00PM
  • Where: End of Camino La Dehesa
  • How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and a couple of hot-dogs.
  • What to Bring:
    - food (that doesn't need cooking, or can be boiled)
    - extra libations (why not some Elijah Craig Cask Barrel Proof? - I mean' there's his picture again)
    - extra carrying capacity, as in room in a backpack or what have you. Getting up the hill will be a cooperative effort. Each person will need to carry the equivalent of about 4lb of stuff (or, if you prefer, 4lb=2000cc=8 beers worth - a better hashing unit of weight)
    - sunblock
    - water
    - spare socks? (lots of stickers on trail)
  • How to find it: Take the C16 bus to the end of the line. We will assemble at the bus stop, corner of La Dehesa & Paseo Pie Andino, at 2pm sharp and walk up from there carrying beers & everything. It's a 3.5km walk from the bus stop to the site, so be prepared to haul some stuff and bring a backpack with room for a six-pack or two, please. We're counting on you, hashers!


We go to the site here:

Here we can see the evil Sir Turtle Head in his natural habitat...
…circle up, and start our trail, ending up right here once again. It's about 4k for the wankers and 8k for the runners. It's a beautiful, pastoral trail:

 The route goes roughly like this:

  • We meet at the bus-stop, and walk up to the trail head all together
  • Circle up, introductions, and we're off..., going 4km to our hashing site.
  • You can run, or you can carry stuff.
  • The real circle then happens.
There's details on Meetup, if you need to direct folks there, but they point right back here.
Please remember it's imperative to be on time. The trailhead has many possible paths, so finding the right one requires a little experience, and the walk up is a freaking mountain-bike freeway, so all markings are liable to get erased. Luckily, amateur sherpa Sir Turtle Head will be there to guide us.


** For the uninitiated:
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual, sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 10-20 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

It's All About Community

The first time I hashed was quite an eye-opener. After finding out about it while looking for activities to expand my horizons abroad, where cultural norms can sometimes feel a little stifling owing to the expectations I brought from the homeland, I suddenly found myself surrounded by people who shared many values that were often met with a frustratingly deadpan incomprehension by locals.

 In a beautiful vineyard, after a very fun trail, a charmingly shitfaced RA grimaced the other way as he sprayed some insecticide into a cloud of bees hovering over a barrel of grapes we would soon be stomping, while he boomed some tripe about virgins having to pay their dues. I was sold.

The most amazing thing about that experience for me was the trust and camaraderie that permeated the event. No one needed to keep an eye out worrying about when someone would run off with their back-pack. Topics of conversation ranged from the mundane to the edgy with a fluid comfort that I had not seen in a while. Old hands exchanged an easy banter while making an effort to be inclusive of visitors and new arrivals. It just felt like community.

There's no question that hashing is not for everyone. The encouraged silliness can easily grate on people, and there is a carefully orchestrated level of dropping inhibitions through drinking, song, silliness, and shared experience, that helps hashers open up, while it can definitely be off-putting to those who depend on a level of straight-laced propriety to feel safe.

In the interest of keeping our kennel thriving, we just ran a survey of the SHHH membership to see what it is about hashing that people really like, and how we can improve our events programming. Admittedly, ours is a small kennel; six of the twelve jobs that make a hash run are done by a single person at this point, so the ability to organize anything with a level of complexity is limited, but we try. The survey was also run during the lowest part of the season, when many local hashers are away, so that may introduce some bias, as it collected answers from a very small sample of mostly die-hard hashers. The results are interesting, though. It seems I am not alone in what I value.

Without further preamble ramble, here's how hashers responded:
After all is said and done, a week before a hash, about 1/3 of the people who know about the hash plan on attending. Keeping in mind the number of people reached who are geographically dispersed at this point in the season, this number indicates a very committed bunch. Once people become hashers, it would seem, they make time for the hash, leaving their loved ones to worry what sort of cult this is they have joined. "Have you heard the one about the Jonestown Massacre? No? - Nevermind: the punch line is too long"...

Word of mouth, our Facebook group, and direct mail seem to carry the day, hinting at the antediluvian demographic skew of our regular membership. Of course, keep in mind that Facebook and direct mail were the two ways the poll was announced...

By a margin of nearly two to one, friendship and camaraderie carry the day as the reasons people say they like to hash. Of course again that could be blamed on the fact that so many of the respondents are stranded in this exotic metropolis so far away from their loved ones, but that is a very significant part of hasher culture. If we add Expat Culture and Mingling into the equation, most people who come to the hash are not there to hash as such. Thank God for the small cadre of stalwarts who preserve the tradition that makes the gathering what it is, no?



Interestingly, hashers are not the tight-wads one might think. However, an important part of hashing is accessibility, and many a stranded foreigner has shown up at our door jobless and barely able to afford a US$5 admission fee, so we believe that even though most hashers are flush with cash, there should always be an event that welcomes new arrivals of modest means. Particularly in cultures where empathy is not a widely practiced sentiment, this is one of the aspects that bonds people to the hash.



Everyone loves a field-trip. Not everyone can manage one. No one likes to be left behind. Duly noted.

What our dedicated respondents seem to be saying is pretty clear: the hash is, overwhelmingly, a social event abut enjoying some time with like-minded people. Inclusiveness and variety in the activities seem to be valued as well. Beer and the trail, along with the circle, are more polarizing, but, of course, they are the very heart of the Hash. Good: proper hash behavior.


-Your friendly local GM,
Multiple Entry

On on!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hash #167 - Back in Black!

It was inspirational.
Such a nice, tranquil courtyard at The Black Rock, suitable for the opening scenes of a Parisian thriller, where everyone is just enjoying the sun with cosmopolitan smugness, oblivious to the tempest about to unfold!

Usually, people forgo telling you to keep calm unless there's something going on that fully merits blowing a gasket. Here, Sir Turtle-Head, wearing a 'Keep Calm' shirt, is practicing his new gesture. He's learning to say 'hello' in Swiss German. This quickly spiraled out of control, and led to some misunderstandings, a broken heart, and a small pregnancy scare. In the end, it all turned out just fine, though.

Most hashers mingle oblivious to the treachery underfoot while our intrepid Hash Flash, Maxipad (with Wings) - locates the first hidden camera.


 But it would seem there's not that much to worry about: the spy running the video-surveillance operation is clearly starting to feel the effects of the mirth, as we can see from the deteriorating focus. Here, Eat my Whalie is once again defending her position that baby whales are the tastiest meat and should be enjoyed in that capacity at every available opportunity, preferably eaten alive, like oysters.

 These guys showed up with an attitude, but once they got into the swing of things, they were as much fun as anyone else. They couldn't help it. They tried to look menacing, but Dick So Soft lost his focus when he noticed Multiple Entry's untied shoelace.


 Oh, it's on, motherfuckers! Maxipad(with Wings) has found yet another spy-camera, and now he's on the trail. He won't rest until he gets to the bottom of this! Notice Lame Judy Stank looking a little guilty and clutching a second beer in her wanking hand as the intrusion is discovered. The guys in sunglasses are trying to blend in and get close, seconds before the arrest. This may be a clue.


As we prepared for the circle, Dick So Soft demonstrated the strength of his Jedi powers by drinking and getting refills with his eyes closed. His new theory was that if you don't see the beer, it can't make you drunk. Shits & Swallows is scouting for another girl to complete the picture with that cup. Vini V.D. is intrigued and thinks he might be a lesbian, while Eat My Whalie, from a long tradition of pagan rituals, bows down to the unfolding bacchanal and is sure that if she'd only made it through book 4 of Knausgård, she would have been better prepared for what's developing here. 

You may remember that at the Christmas Beach Hash Bi-weekly Deposit suffered a serious injury in the line of duty, run-over by no less than a cart laden with the very fuel of the Hash, brew.

 Well, Service Guarantees Citizenship! Congratulations, Sir Bi-weekly Deposit! In a poignant but comfortably brief ceremony, Spoodgebob Stainpants conferred the title of Knight of the Hash on Bi-weekly Deposit for either valor or clumsiness in the line of duty - we're never sure about this nuance in the hash - by inducting him into the Order of the Purple Shart.



 Some time passed, some brew flowed, and the next thing you know it's turning into the Back in Blackout Hash... All in good fun & among friends; no harm, no foul. 


 Here we have Likk'Em, our spy from Switzerland, living up to his name. NoName Cicilia tries to join in as Maxipad (with Wings) protects her virtue at the last moment!


Noname Daniel is pretty damned proud that he finally managed to get his sunglasses to stay in his shirt like that. After practicing for a while and finally getting it down, Sir Turtle head demonstrates how to say 'hello' in Swiss German, as taught to him earlier by Likk'em. Maxipad(with Wings) is just making sure everything is under control.

Bushy Pussy has infinite patience. That is all.

Spoodgebob Stainpants is looking a little peeked after performing that intense ceremony bestowing the Purple Shart on Sir Bi-weekly Deposit, but he's playing it cool. He knows that if Sleeping Beauty, Maxipad(with Wings), or especially Eat my Whalie smell blood in the water, it could all be over in mere seconds.


On the left, Mark and MariCarmen, two of our virgins, are holding up really well and starting to see the humor in this, while Strip, Minor!, Multiple Entry, Maxipad(with Wings), and No Cuntry for Old Men are mostly confused about whether to do a duckface (seriously or ironically), smile, or look 'bad-ass' for the picture. Takes all kinds...

All in all, it was a fine hash. We made some new friends, had some great conversations, and learned a few things along the way. Sir Turtle-Head learned to wave hello in Swiss, and Bi-weekly Deposit became Sir Bi-weekly Deposit.

Thanks again to everyone who helped pull this off! Maxipad(with Wings) really put the elbow-grease back into Hash-Flashing (and took some great pictures, too). Bushy Pussy poured piss again. A saint. Lame Judy Stank, but she laid a great trail and told a wonderful story about discovering lighters in the strangest places. The Black Rock was perfect. Shane and Sol were kind enough to make us a great menu of gas-grilled organic South American free-range mountain chicken with fair-trade domesticated Thai Jasmine rice imported via reed-rafts, and a garden-fresh salad of autochthonous berries on a bed of wild greens, in addition to pouring a great deal of delicious Stella and putting up with our slurred off-key shenanigans for many hours. It didn't even seem to bother them, or Hugo, in the least!

Stay tuned. Summertime is not over and there might be some more fun stuff coming up!

-Your friendly local GM,
Multiple Entry

On on!

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 Anyone up for a pint with Angus?

It's been a busy week in Australia, what with Foundation Day, Anniversary Day, Survival Day, Invasion Day, and Day of Mourning celebrations - and that was just Monday!

Saturday, January 31st come celebrate the return of the Hash to the Black Rock, the finest Australian pub in Santiago. Join us for a trail (hared by a real live Australian) and indulge in the most Pythonesque après-ski  in town (hosted by a real live Australian). Hell, if you can down it with the best of them, one day you could be Prime Minister!

The deets:


  • What: Hash #167:
  • When: Saturday January 31st, 2pm. (beat-the-heat time)
  • Where: The Black Rock Pub.
  • How Much: 5000CLP for the Hash. There may be a special, attractively priced Hasher's menu offered in the 3000-3500CLP range.
What to Bring:
  • sunscreen
  • a hat
  • cash
  • tall stories about your time eating snakes in the Outback.
** For the uninitiated
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual (which may or may not happen this time), sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 8-12 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks on Valentine's Day.




Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hash #166 - The ArtIsAnal Beer Hash...


Hash #166 - ArtIsAnal Beer Hash:

There's no denying that, as science teaches us, alcohol is a solution. A small but dedicated group of hashers met up at the gate on Saturday, but the gate was not the entrance. After acting like it was an issue for a few minutes, the brave group decided that the full uphill 100m walk from the main entrance to the Bierfest entrance was pretty much the same as a 7k run, so that's what we did.

At the gate we gladly ponied up 6,500 CLP for the privilege of entering the premises to spend money on beer.  Which we did. In copious amounts. But the strange and unusual part about this is that, in that crowd, we, the hashers, were the moderates, the teetotalers, as it were, because these people were here to slake a neverending thirst.

Selfe-sticks were, of course, the faddish item of the day, and people were wielding them with varying degrees of half-mind pride and skill.


 It wasn't long before the spirit of comradeship wafted over the lot like a San Francisco summer fog, and everyone was getting in on the selfie action, stick or no.
 In short order, hashers started acting all lovey-dubby, and cooing sweet nothings at each other, while, of course, sucking down beers faster than a '50s Cadillac pulling a trailer up a mountain.
 Some hashers even seemed alarmed. There's no telling whether it was because there was not enough beer, or too much. Others took it all more in stride...
 Pretty soon, things were getting awesome, or so it seemed. Beer may have had something to do with it, but everyone clearly thought the bass player was all-right.
Revelers with very small green hats jumped up and started dancing...
 ...seems everyone had had a couple by now.
 ..and that musician was even getting his hair to do the rock 'n roll swing
 "I love you, buddy"
 ...flying chairs - a sure sign of excessive consumption
 ...and people in big-ass sombreros cracking up at the flying chairs floating past.
 We even saw a selfie-stick accident or two. Those things can seem unwieldy after a few.
 but it was all taken in the proper spirit, as a joke and nothing more.

Final analysis: it was fun attending a promotional event to sample several craft beers simultaneously. As can be expected, edginess in a conformist culture amounts to copying that and not this, and the beers on offer reflected this instinct to comply. There were reds, pale ales, and stouts without a great deal of variation among them. There was a good deal of raspberry. Not a lambic in sight. Basically, most beers there were pretty good, with some mild stand-outs and some relatively lackluster ones in the mix, but, in the main, it was mostly down to how nice, informed, and earnest the people at each booth were, and everyone was in a surprisingly good mood, so there's not much to complain about on that front. 

Probably the most radical offering was Cervecería Kaf's Jalapeño amber ale. The ale was relatively young though nicely carbonated, with a sweet creaminess to the malt aroma from the head, and a lightly starchy mouth-feel and distinctive flavor of real hops, complimented very nicely by the tinny acidity, light spiciness, and the signature taste of the infused jalapeño. I tried it mostly for novelty, and came away impressed with the mature balance of flavors and richness of the brew. Nevertheless, I will not be derailed from curmudgeonly critiques. It's official; craft beer is a mainstream market. The road ever-so-slightly-less-traveled, as it were. Hell, the number of people sporting Trilbys the call Fedoras attested to that.

It was not, however, a hash, and it did not escape our notice that NoName Valentina got herself out of a naming through sheer cunning. Now, she's a leaver, claiming she shall return in two hashes' time. We shall see, and we shall act accordingly.


-Your friendly local GM,
Multiple Entry

On on!  

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OK - So Chilean marketing is, um, 'developing'... I'm sure this does not actually show a girl having a stroke while holding a beer, and the caption does not actually say "Drink beer and live less..."

Je Suis Ennui

January 17th. Seems everyone has left town and it's just us here. Thank goodness for the Santiago Bierfest at Parque Padre Hurtado. That's where we're going on this Martin Luther King birthday, to sample the country's finest beers.
This will be a self-funded hash, meaning that we will meet-up outside the park at 2pm, go for a run/walk, and then go check out the artisanal beer offerings and complimentary food fare inside.

The hash will be free, since we're not buying your beer, but admission to the event is $6750 prepay (*See below for details.) or $6500 at the door. Beer cost is on top of that.

Here's the 6k runners' route on Strava to keep things simple. This time the trail will not be marked, so please check it out here, and if you're not a phone user, print it out or follow those who are.. :)
  The deets:
  • What: Hash #166:
  • When: Saturday January 17th, 2pm. (beat-the-heat time)
  • Where: Parque Padre Hurtado.
  • How Much: free to hash, $6750 prepay or $6500 at the door for entrance to the bierfest. Count on 2000-3000CLP per beer, at ~500cc apiece, and anywhere from 2000-5000CLP for various foods.
    *Keep in mind that the ticketing website is slimy as hell: "$5000" is their advertised ticket price, but after "service charge" and "ticket delivery charge" (at the door), it comes to $13000 for two tickets if you pick them up in Providencia, or 13500 if you pick them up at the door, so $6750 per person...
    You be the judge.
    **When you land on that page, the site "recommends Internet Explorer, or Firefox, but NOT Chrome" regardless of what you're using... It's just shitty '80s programming with no concept of Q/A. Ignore the message and push on.
What to Bring:
  • sunscreen
  • a hat
  • cash
** For the uninitiated
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual (which may or may not happen this time), sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 8-12 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks at the Black Rock.


**For those who have never been to this location
 

Parque Padre Hurtado, known to locals alternately by its former name, "Parque Intercomunal de La Reina" is located roughly here, around Francisco Bilbao 8001. It is serviced by the 225, C05, and D11 buses from Tomas Moro (near Metro Los Domonicos). I believe the 225 bus goes there directly from the Metro stop.
Be warned that, of course, the entrance is not at the official address (8105), but on the south side of Bilbao near the corner of Duqueco.
We will be meeting up outside the front gate at 2pm, going for a run/walk, and then enjoying the festivities inside the park. 
You can PM hosts on Facebook or Meetup to get phone numbers so you can call us once there if you have a hard time locating us, but we generally look like this:

and so should not be too hard to spot.