High Jinks in Hermosa
"high jinks": Devious yet harmless, usually playful acts: devilry, deviltry, diablerie, impishness, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, tomfoolery. Informal : shenanigan (often used in plural). Opposite: See GOOD.
absolutely epic weekend in hermosa beach celebrating the last stand of three legendary beermongers about to take the plunge into married life.
classic rendition of Blackout Friday at the poop deck got things rolling, and it was all down hill from there. at high speed. with no breaks.
the festivities peaked at Shellbacks on saturday afternoon. one of the finest collections of banditos imaginable mixing it up to the extreme. clearly, we would have sacked a stagecoach if one had rolled by.
some of the video footage from the weekend includes:
1. Pimp Daddy [CLASSIFIED]
2. Fire [CLASSIFIED]
3. Wish All The Ladies [CLASSIFIED]
must say, it was a real treat to catch up with so many quality individuals. a bunch of characters, all with an edge, all with hearts of gold. such weekends are good for the soul. excellent way to charge the batteries.
did a little research on the origins of the phrase "high jinks". here's what i found:
"high jinks" dates back to the 1600s when it referred to a game played at drinking parties. Guests threw dice to decide who should perform some daft task for the amusement of the company, or down a large drink, failure to do either requiring some forfeit. In the early nineteenth century, the phrase could refer to a gambler who would drink with his victim to soften him up. By the 1840s it had broadened into its modern sense of any kind of high-spirited fun, noisy revelry or boisterousness. Nobody seems to know exactly who came up with the term "jinks," but there's speculation that it may have been influenced by the term "kink."
well, that about sums it up . . .
Posted by bojon at August 3, 2003 11:59 PM