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MAGIC NIGHT AND HANGOVER HASH

29th NOVEMBER 2014

Congratulations to everyone involved in this hilarious evening of magic and mystery!

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Some Hashers always misunderstand the dress code. Whatever was Bookend thinking?

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Tom was Down! Downed! He looked cautious as this was his first taste of alcohol - would he like it?

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The first ‘Magic Act’ - making two pints of beer disappear.

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Rosie tried to smuggle goods into Britain but ‘Customs Man’ Wellie insisted on a full body orifice search. So, it was with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that Rosie dropped his trousers and bent over for Wellie’s probing.

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“Hmmm. There are two large obstructions to be moved before the examination can start”

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“Well, that explains the musical farting noises Rosie has been making!”

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“This looks familiar - just one tug and it’s out”

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“I thought so! The Wellington boot I threw through the window of The Red Lion!”

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“Five hundred yards of bunting! That would have jammed up Chickerell’s sewerage system if I hadn’t got it out!”

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Souffle looked happy. It was his birthday the following day - 78 years young. He and BOF were hard at work on a small ship off the Scottish coast when the picture below was taken in about 1970. Neither of them has changed a bit...

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Bumblebee tips a pint of beer into Bookend’s ‘Magic Hat’ to see if he can make it ‘disappear’ without spilling a drop.

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Bumblebee hopefully waited for some beer to fill his glass but it was clear that Bookend has had years of experience at drinking out of magical top hats.

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L’Ass Over Tit made a very delightful assistant when she climbed into Bumblebee’s superbly hand crafted coffin. Two of her assets were much admired as she climbed into the coffin - her bravery and her self-composure.

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Bumblebee seemed to particularly enjoy this part of the performance but, being a gentleman, he closed his eyes - very briefly!

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Bumblebee’s attempt to cut L’ass Over Tit was performed with enthusiasm and a blunt saw. When blood dripped from the coffin the audience screamed - for more!

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“What’s that you say? Sh*t! The ambulance is stuck in traffic?”

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BOF can’t believe his eyes!

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Phew! She’s back in one piece again. Dorchester A&E Department is amazing!

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A good meal was provided by the venue before we were astounded by the Bookends performing their spookily brilliant mind reading act.

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Messages were passed by telepathy between the Bookends with the aid of simple kitchen equipment - a breakthrough for men everywhere who struggle to know what women are REALLY thinking when they say things like “You know perfectly well what’s upsetting me!”

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Nobby was blindfolded and Hashers then paraded around him and he had to describe what they were wearing and carrying.

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Nobby accurately described, using the power of thought transference, that it was Organgrinder wearing pink plastic French Knickers and a bobble hat who was posing next to him. Amazing!

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Bandit was on next with his amazing ‘Broken Watch’ trick. He borrowed the hugely valuable Rolleks watch presented to Des De Mona on his retirement. Bandit queries whether that’s really a genuine article with that spelling on the watch face. Des insists that it is genuine because his work colleagues bought it in Thailand at a street market and the seller provided a Certificate of Authenticity.

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The watch was popped into a bag and duly smashed to pieces by Jim Jams.

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Bandit was horrified to find that the trick had gone wrong and offered Des the pieces back with a fiver compensation to buy a replacement.

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Next a great ventriloquist act with Sonic and H5N1

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Sonic volunteered to do this act because it was the first chance this year that he had to get the last word in a conversation with H5N1.

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“Concentrate Please! There are 1....2....3 matchboxes on the table. When you had got that we will move on to counting up to four.”

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Is romance in the air as Bumblebee puckers up?

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Hey! No tongues!

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The magic never ended as ABO spends the evening dancing with an invisible woman.

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The Hangover Hash set by Organgrinder and BOF lived up to its name by having a Main of only 4.5 miles with an optional short cut taking off a mile. This was in sharp contrast to the Main two weeks previously which was out 2 hours and 40 minutes!

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Despite this being a short Hash ABO moaned  “This is like a Wessex Hash!” This prompted Bianca from The Wessex to give ABO a Down! Down!

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Half-Mad was briefly awarded a Down! Down! and the Dopey Hat for taking off his red T-shirt to make himself unattractive to some frisky horses. The hat was then passed to BOF for twice getting an electric shock from an electric fence - now that’s real short-term memory loss!