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I've gone to two parties that the local chapter of the Hash House Harriers have put on. Some crazy folks there.

They call themselves a "drinking club with a running problem," and do runs all over town. The most popular being the Red Dress Run, which goes right by our offices in Little Italy.

I met one guy at their party that was an ultimate fighter and had all his teeth knocked out in a fight in Japan. He now opens beer bottles with his new teeth. Another guy is the oldest man in America doing porn (in his late 60s, and has made over 500 films).

Well, the New Haven chapter of the Hash House Harriers had charges dismissed, when at one of their runs, they sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail. I guess after the Anthrax at the post office scares, this became a "bioterrorism threat".

They told me that sometimes trails are marked wrong, to throw runners off. I've also been told, instead of cups of water handed out to thirsty runners, it's beer.

Prosecutors dropped charges when they agreed to donated $4,000 to local charities and not do anything like this for a year.

The local chapter is still allowed to knock out teeth and porno films.

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Damn right. This is America, and that's how we roll.

Nov. 13, 2007

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