Backblast by Billy Goat on 10/03/2023

AO: Bandwidth

Date: 03-Oct-2023

Pax: 30 Seconds, B&E, Bean Counter, Curves, Dumbledore (FNG), Hambone, Housekeeping, Huxtable, Melamine, Patch Adams, Pawnee, Peat Moss, Rio, Roscoe P, Snickle(back), Snoopy, Spit Valve, Squeaks, Tarzan, Thingamabob, Tube Top, Yoda

Q: Billy Goat

Twenty-two Pax were treated to poetic justice at the able hooves of Sir William the Greatest of All Time. Warmarama consisted of SSH, GM, Imperial Walkers, Hill Billies, Sir Fazio Arm Circles, Standard Merkins, and Mountain Climbers.

Walking to the “wabe” between soccer fields, YHQ broke into rote recitation of “The Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll to the rapt attention of burpee fearing Pax.

“’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.”

The Pax “gyred and gimbled” like the best of slithy toves performing gorilla walks along the hillside before moving to station 2.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

The frumious Bandersnatch!”

Calling “Bandersnatch!” YHQ instructed teams of two to matriculate a pair of CMUs downfield in murder bunny fashion with Partner 2 running to the end line and back before switching places.

“He took his vorpal sword in hand;

Long time the manxome foe he sought—

So rested he by the Tumtum tree

And stood awhile in thought.”

Next, placing the blocks (i.e. vorpal swords) at the crosswalk, the Pax stayed in pairs for a modified Dora of 50 “Manxome” Merkins (alternating hand on block, LR is one), 100 Goblet Squats, and 150 Heavy Freddies (for the Tumtum).

“And, as in uffish thought he stood,

The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,

Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,

And burbled as it came!”

A third relocation of blocks to the track wall proved all too confusing with Pax holding heavy People’s Chair (in uffish thought) while the next man up sprinted to the end (wiffling), and burpeed (blurbed) five times before returning to heavy People’s Chair.

“One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumphing back.”

With time slipping into the future, the Pax went galumphing back to the CMU cache.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?

Come to my arms, my beamish boy!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”

He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.”

Thanks for sticking with a mishmash of nonsense musings and incomplete instructions. Great push by all!

Stock up on cold gear at Costco (best deal of the season per SV). Deacon wear back up on Mudgear through 16-Oct. N2N announcements (see Roscoe P). VQ Alert at the Armory (10K)! OGQ Alert at Quarantine (Tube Top).

Prayers for Snickle’s friend, Squeak’s mom, Roscoe P’s friend with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, and my friend in hospice. Thanks for taking us out, Thingamabob.

Welcome to FNG, Dumbledore!

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore