The Official Organ of the Natty
Dread Thursday's Crew Union Association
June 1996 volume 1 issue 2 still only 35¢
Dread Takes Gun Twice!
The Dread received line honors Sunday for
the A5, and again Thursday for the G5. Skipper & B.O. Lutnickie had
been heard to exclaim he was "very satisfied" with the consistency
of the Dread's performance."
Grill Off A Success!
(Wayzata) Rivaling the Betty Crocker Bake
Off, this year's 1st Annual Grill Off drew overflow crowds to over-heeling
boats. Pickled herring & spicy Bloody Marries were served aboard Dansk.
The new LP grill was christened aboard Natty Dread with shiskabobs,
shrimp, ribs, grilled corn-on-the-cob, garlic bread, and berries and cheese
were just some of the delicacies. Wash that all down with Champaign and
you have the end to another perfect Fun Club event. (Food p1)
Sailor's Mission Reopens
(Minneapolis) Mike "I just gotta live
within crawling distance of the Red Dragon." Sulser reopened the downtown
branch of the Saga Hill Sailor's Mission on Aldrich Ave. Lindy "Martha
Stewart stenciling your driveway" provided handy directions to Mike's
place in large, easy-to-read letters painted on the street that read:
Mike's Place, this way ->->->
Members in good standing are encouraged
to stop by any time for free beer, watch some TV, and a place to
Things that CRAWL
Hooty & the Blowfish, Natty Dread,
and John Lennon himself all turned out in the key of C Dock for the 1st
Ruth won the speed reading competition for her
ghost stories and was awarded the coveted (by Catholic school girls) tub
steak prize. Without Craiggae, however, the song singing event saw very
little competition, and the conch shell had to be brought out. After dinner,
Gretchen's Dad was rushed to the hospital to have a 6" Lewmar winch
surgically removed from his rump. Other boats ceded the lake to the Dread
when it became obvious they couldn't "Shake their Groove thing"
with the best of us.
*** Crew News ***
(Woodlawn) Three new crew members have
signed on, and 4 old ones return. Steve Perkins, having completed
chapter 11 filings, has signed an exclusive contract with The Dread
in the capacity as pit-man. Beth Lippmann, recently returned from
the 407 Worlds, is plying her skills on the foredeck. Both claimed to be
unavailable for Thursdays, until a visit by the Conscription Gang. Zinda
Eggerud has also signed on. Returning alumni for the G5 on June 6 include
guest skipper Dan Gidinger, Lindy Christopherson, Craiggae,
and Deanna Burke, coming out of virtual retirement after her ordeal
with the Paint-by-Number watercolorists. Police had surrounded a tiny cabin
in Minnetonka. "We could hardly find the place, it was buried in Diet
Coke cans" a, police spokesman reported. "I've decided not to
press charges [against my abductors]" an exhausted but happy Ms. Burke
stated, "but so help me I never want to see another @#*&-ing paint
brush as long as I live!"
Unfortunately, Ms. Gretchen Lennon , citing
pressing business in Monterey and the Turner's wedding, cannot be with us
for a couple of weeks.
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