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The Worst Ever?

From Facebook, posted today by our friend Vodka Splite.

Click on the image to go to the article in The Guardian, or just click here.

So, is it the worst article about hashing ever? Hardly, I think. For that you need to go back a few years to the Great San Diego Witch Hunt of [...]

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Half a Mind: Older than Previously Thought

Here’s a quick summary of my previous post, to save you the click:

Many hashers (including me) were brought up with the knowledge that a hasher named Phil Kirkland coined this famous quote about hashing: “If you’ve half a mind to join the hash, that’s all you need!” The story was he said it to [...]

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Half a Mind

Believe it or not, there was a time when newspapers didn’t lead off articles about the Hash House Harriers by describing us as members of a drinking club with a running problem. Back in a kinder & gentler age, you were far more likely to see this instead, a quote attributed to a hasher named [...]

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A Quilt of My Own

Pick’n’Flick’s sister Robin is here for a few days, and they’re putting a hash T-shirt quilt together for me. I’m pretty excited about it.

Pick’n’Flick’s been putting old hash shirts aside over the years. Actually, she and Robin are using backup shirts … they weren’t able to find the stack of shirts Pick’n’Flick meant [...]

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Origins of On On?

Where does “On On” come from? Who knows? The only thing I’m fairly certain of is that it didn’t come from hashing.

A few years ago I got into an argument with another hasher. He insisted it was a hasher who first came up with the “Drinking Club with a Running Problem” motto, sometime in [...]

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HHHistory on Facebook

Shakesprick’s Hashpaedia is no more (boo!). Shakesprick’s A History of the Hash House Harriers is on Facebook (yay!). Here’s a screen grab of the introductory post:

Actually, the Facebook page isn’t intended to replace Hashpaedia. That, if you read Shakesprick’s post above, will happen in book form, some time in 2017. Meanwhile, [...]

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Hashy Links

For some reason the San Diego news channel that owns this video disabled embedding. Clicking on the image will open the video on their web site. Trust me, it’s worth the click!

And now for something completely different …

Somehow I got on the mailing list for the brilliant Stockholm Absolut Hash House Harriers’ Hash [...]

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The Story of Stitch (Updated)

Over the years I’ve told the story of John Wayne Bobbitt and his connection with hashing to several friends. It’s time to write it down for posterity, before Alzheimer’s sets in.

Pick’n’Flick and I moved to Nevada in 1995 and started hashing with the Las Vegas Resur-Erection H3. Later that year we were at an [...]

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