AO: The Perch

When: 12/30/2022


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Air Bud, BailBond, Brad Pitt, Careless Whisper, Dropbox, Gut Check, JoyCon, Mouth-2-Mouth, Viceroy,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Gut Check


“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The complex problem is the deliberation over whether a new ruck AO on Fridays is necessary, would ruffle feathers, offend, or otherwise be unnecessary. The correct answer to the questions no one asked… “Start the Perch.”


“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.” Circle Up, 5 Core Principles, 10 Hand Release Merkins… and go.

And clearly Dropbox had some moonshine last night, for he showed up with an extra 110 lbs. of stupidity.

The Thang

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” Ruck to the certain “lowest point” in Woodstock… turn around and ruck back, taking even the harder way home.

“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” Never more so than while crossing Neese Road with 8 superior men.


“Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.” Prayers of thanksgiving for Bailbond’s M (JoyCon’s mom) whose Biopsies were negative. Prayers for our brother, Blue Cheese and his daughter. Prayers for the Thunders–Lips and Dome. Prayers for the PAX of Cherokee and beyond that they will meet their goals and face 2023 with renewed vigor.

Naked Man Moleskin

HL Menchken was an American Pirate. One of the 20th Century’s most intelligent and interesting men. Scholar of the English Language. Publisher of Ayn Rand’s first novel. Despiser of Democracy. Mocker of religion and American politics. Staunch opponent of the New Deal and Roosevelt. Elitist and Atheist. And fascinating.

He was an enigma. Like pirates. Like the men of F3. We are all unique and different, but rallied under a flag… and for the foreseeable Fridays… a Black Flag.

All unattributed quotes by HL Menken… who has somehow become a quotable pirate. ARGH!


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