AO: Centennial Park

When: 05/02/2023


Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names: Guide Dog, Papa Smurf, Sugar, Winn Dixie,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Papa Smurf

The BackBlast:

Today was an important day. Some tinfoil hat discussions, as well as movie talk.


A traditional SWM, without the I (Imperial Walkers), meaning sidestraddle hops, windmills, etc.

The Thang

It was all laid out on Dollar Tree erasable boards!

First round. We started with plank runs. One person planks, the others run across the parking lot.

Second round. The main event. Lets call it zero to 60, but what it really was was a ladder. Each person does the first exercise, goes back and does it again, then starts at the bottom. Ergo, by the end, you’ve done 60 Moroccan Nightclubs.

The progression was:

  • 10 Moroccan Nightclubs
  • 10 American hammers
  • 10 Freddy Mercs
  • 10 Monkey Humpers
  • 10 Heels to heaven
  • 10 Peter Parkers

Third round. Elevens, with the added twist of going around the side of the Charlotte County Community Center. There were Derkins on one end, and merkins on another.

Filler until round of Mary: a quick mozy to view the community garden.

Much mumble chatter, including Smurf tinfoil hat stuff. Two of four knew of the movie It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Those who had not have missed out. Clue: the answer to the chase is a set of palms shaped like a W.

The movie was a 1963 comedy directed by Stanley Kramer, whose other movies included the very serious Inherit the Wind. Mad World was none of that. Instead, an all star cast turned greedy in search of a prize, hidden in a park. Here is the synopsis:

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer with a story and screenplay by William Rose and Tania Rose. The film, starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast of comedians, is about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash by a diverse and colorful group of strangers. It premiered on November 7, 1963. The principal cast features Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Provine, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, and Jonathan Winters.

Another movie in the discussion no one else had seen?  The kids’ movie Because of Winn-Dixie.

Verdict? Smurf had way to much chatter on the routes.

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