Noddy’s Unexpected Swansong: a surprise worthy of an Enid Blyton story* (*Enid created the Noddy character)

My thanks to MONGREL for this very comprehensive write-up of NODDY’s run and On-On in Drummoyne this week, which I’m trèz surprised to read appears to have been his Farewell Run.. Sorry I missed it (..a late-running online class, and a pile of long-overdue marking was my flimsy excuse), and here’s hoping he might appear at next months AGM before joining the mass exodus of Larrikins heading north to Annastacia’s warm embrace.. Talking of next month’s AGM it would seem there are about 5 more editions of hash trash to go under its current editorship and I’ll try to make them interesting, although this one is being put together in haste, with a Eurovision Preview Party at the Dendy to attend shortly! Look forward to seeing you at that, MS DA BUCKET: with all 44 songs, and voting, I hope you’re prepared for a marathon! Talking of Marathons, I’m not sure if MCC is currently a signed-up Larrikin but it was good to see pics of him and QUEEN CUM ALOT completing the Canberra half marathon last weekend on Facebook. But I digress. MOTHER’s NT Contact provided sufficient funnies last week to tide me over this week, I think, but I’m without photos from this week’s run or on-on so there may be a meme or two submitted to HAL along with MONGREL’s aforementioned report and the NT funnies. ALL FOURS, who was part of the group of hashers whose company I enjoyed up in the riverside Bush last weekend (the others being NEXT WEEK, PHANTOM, TWIN DICKS & CHUCK, the latter of whom took the Scribe kayaking) , challenged me to write no more than 500 words in the yearbook, which I’ll aim to keep to, but no such promises were made about the remaining editions of Hash Trash. Incidentally, ALL FOURS, you also promised me back copies of the last 2 years’ yearbooks, which I missed out on, so if you were able to bring copies along to FETCHIT’s Double Bay run on Tuesday, that’d be bonza! On On CHIMNEY
Okay, over to MONGREL now.. ++++++++++++++++++++ *Noddy’s Going Away Run*
The run was not advertised as Noddy’s going away run. But Impy asked Bigamist when he was called out in the circle why he was attending the run and he told us that Noddy was selling his house today and he reckoned that this run would be his last. It seems that while the run was going on Noddy’s house was going thru a Dutch Auction where at the end there is a buyer.
Noddy is off to the Sunshine coast after a stop at Wendy’s. Queensland is decimating the Larrikins ranks.
The run started at Drummoyne’s version of the the grassy knoll. Not exactly a knoll but same shape. Noddy takes a walk most mornings and since I live in the neighborhood I see him out walking every now and then. I am pretty sure the hash followed his daily constitutional.
Up the hill, under the Gladesville bridge, down the trail along Five Dock Bay where there was a runners/walkers split. Then back to the flat knoll. The distance was estimated to be around 5k for walkers and 7k for the runners. No one got lost or forgot where they were. A good sign.
Impy called the circle where we found out that Noddy was leaving. Outer and Frankly gave the run scores, with Outer giving a 9.7 and Frankly admitting she did not do the whole run but saw the runners running around and it looked good so she gave it a 9.75. So it looks like a 9.725 for the run. Such precision.
The on on was at the Oxford Hotel where we had a private room upstairs. The food was good, there were many good beers on tap and a good wine list.
A good time was had by all.
Hopefully we can catch up with Noddy again before he moves on.
On On Mongrel. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So to MOTHER’s NT connection..
*Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store,*
*so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.*
*After arriving in Paris, he visited some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home.*
*To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine. *
*As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded,*
*and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. *
*Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table,*
*asked him something in French (which Murphy could not understand).*
*So he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down. *
*He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language.*
*After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate **with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her.*
*She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her. *
*After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded.*
*They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. *
*They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing.*
*She nodded, and they got up to dance.*
*They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up. *
*Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed. *
*To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.*
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*BUDDHA was quoted:*
*There are three things that cannot be easily hidden: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth.*
*Following are:*
*• 2 Simple Truths*
*• 5 Rules of Life *
*• Bonus Rule*
*SIMPLE TRUTH 1:*
*Lovers help each other undress before sex.*
*However, after sex, they always dress on their own.*
*Moral of the story – In life, no one helps you once you’re screwed.*
*SIMPLE TRUTH 2:*
*When a woman is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, “Congratulations.*
*”* *But none go up to the man, touch his penis and say, “Good Job.”*
*Moral of the story – Hard work is rarely appreciated.*
*FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE:*
*1. Money can’t buy happiness – but it’s far more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.*
*2. Forgive your enemy – but remember the asshole’s name.*
*3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble – they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.*
*4. Alcohol does not solve any problems – but then, neither does milk.*
*5. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.*

*BONUS RULE:*
1. *Condoms do not guarantee safe sex! A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman’s husband.*
*+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++* Deutsch Journo: ” Angela Merkel do you know how old Prince Philip was when he died”?
Angela: “99” Journo: ” Ok I will ask someone else.” ++++++++++++ *..and thanks to PHANTOM for this one, which is of dubious taste..!*

*Two little old ladies were sitting on a park bench outside the localTown hall where a flower show was in progress. The thin one leaned over and said,’Life is so boring. We never have any fun any more. For $10.00 I’d take my clothes off and streak through that stupid,Boring flower show!’ ‘You’re on!’ said the other old lady, holding up a $10 bill.*

*The first little old lady slowly fumbled her way out of her clothesAnd, completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can) throughThe front door of the flower show. Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hallFollowed by loud applause and shrill whistling. Finally, the smiling and naked old lady came through the exit doorSurrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd. ‘What happened?’ asked her waiting friend. ‘I won $1000 as 1st prize for “Best Dried Arrangement!”*
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