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You’ve Got Mail!

It’s fun to get mail from Half-Mind Weblog readers, but I have mixed feelings about this letter:

Stumbled across your Hash Rants last night, and, suddenly, I’d spent a good hour or so reading.

I very briefly participated in hashing in my town, over about 6 months, late 2012-mid-2013-ish. I quit due to some of [...]

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Look But Don’t Touch

This PSA has been running the rounds on Facebook and Twitter (though not, it seems, on Hash-L or HashSpace). I’ll give it a push by reposting it here (if it’s hard to read, click on it to view it full-size on Flickr):

Anyone who has read my rants over the years knows [...]

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Suspicious White Powder … Again

Well, yay, I have two recent incidents to add to my Suspicious White Powder files. The first comes from a Tucson hasher, who passes on an email posted to her neighborhood listserv about a month ago:

Good morning Neighbors,

Does anyone know what the white powder that is on the ground all [...]

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Finding Hash Contacts

Sorry to keep harping on the regional hash contact websites, but too many hashers don’t know they exist. When they want to know if there’s a hash in some other city or country, they ask other hashers on HashSpace or the Hash List. Which is fine, but when they get an answer, [...]

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Protecting the Brand

Reading the hash list this morning I came upon a new wrinkle in hashing. I think it’s interesting enough to share here.

In respect to “hare and hounds” being synonymous with “hashing,” have you noticed these guys from Pensacola? www.easthillhash.com. They say they are a “hash-type club” but intentionally don’t call themselves “Hash House Harriers” [...]

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Kiss That Rego Goodbye!

Have you heard the latest news from Stray Dog’s World Hashspace InterHash Facebook Hash-L “G”-for-Gispert Global Centralâ„¢?

“Due to the childish nature of the current people in the Heidelberg hash towards Global Interhash, we plan on cancelling the event for this year in Europe and holding it the first weekend in August in Birmingham, Alabama. [...]

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The Event that Isn’t … or Is It?

Here’s a screen capture from the Half-Mind Events Calendar:

Normally I include links in calendar entries so that readers can go straight to the event’s own website if they’re interested and want to know more. In this case, however, the event’s own website turned out to be no good, so I linked to the [...]

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Poachers in Red Dresses

Long title: defending Red Dress Runs from non-hashing poachers … and why it’s important.

Friend of the blog Hops recently posted this on Facebook:

Sadly, many hashers reacted like this:

Don’t get me wrong. I understand the reaction (even though it’s assholish). There are no rules, the minute we start getting organized we [...]

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