IFS: WWF: Wrestlemania…and Beyond


Halloween is approaching and it is shaping up to be our strongest one yet. You all remember how fun our last group Halloween costume event was…this one will be even better, or should I say, HYOUUUGER.
Who: The International Flapjack Society, friends of IFS, and assorted gunt
What: IFS: WWF: Wrestlemania Costume Party…and Competition; best costume gets a HYOUUUGCHE Belt and pride and glory.
When: Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, nighttime
Where: Newport/Costa Mesa border, at the house of two IFS allies – Nephi and Sam (absolute praaahans), address soon to come – the house is perfect with a HYOUUUGCHE backyard.
Why: Because we can.
Participation in this event is already going strong. To keep those who don’t respond to IFS emails because they are the opposite of strong, here is a list of ‘who’s who’ for our upcoming WWF costume jam:
The Minister of R&S: The Ultimate Warrior
The Minister of Letters: Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase
The Minister of M&T: Rowdy Roddy Piper
The Minister of MOM: The Rock
The Minister of History: Razor Ramon
The Minister of Rousing: John Cena
The Minister of ID: Ric “Nature Boy” Flair
The Minister of Comp: **Hulk Hogan**
The Minister of AP: Pending
The Minister of AD: Pending…The Undertaker?
The Minister of Health: Pending…Mankind? Sgt. Slaughter?
The Minister of Wardrobe: A wrestler…and not fucking Teen Wolf
Guest Member – Chuck: Andre the Giant
Guest Member – Ed: Irwin R. Schyster, I.R.S.
Guest Member – Sam: Jake the Snake
Guest Member – Nephi: One of the Island Boyz (tentative)
Guest Member – Mikey: Pending
Ok, that’s what I have so far. If I made a mistake or missed someone, then please amend this post with a comment.
Next Steps:
1) Comment on this post or respond to the massive email chain with who you are going to be.
2) **Invite girls to the event** – this is key, because a group of guys dressed up as wrestlers and getting drunk together **without **a bunch of gunt around would be about as gay as a Teen Wolf costume. Girls and friends of IFS don’t have to follow the Wrestlemania theme, though it is encouraged. If any of your girlfriends want to dress up as characters from Teen Wolf, that’s ok.
3) Be ready to respond to a Paypal email that R&S will be sending out shortly – each Minister will be donating $20 to our Wrestlemania cause. This will cover booze and decorations (see step 4). The Paypal account will also ensure that someone (R&S) doesn’t get fucked over with the bill.
4) We need decoration ideas – banners, posters, strobe lights…anything that will reinforce the WWF theme. Interior Design, this is your department, any ideas?
Ok, let’s remember, the more the merrier, so let’s brung heat.
That brings us to our next item, that is also fucking YOUUUUGCHE…
**IFS: The Quinquennium Anniversary**
5 Years. 19 Members. Dozens of M.O.M.s, dozens of C.B.s and handful of M.O.Y.s. Hershey, The River, Spring Training, Lake Tahoe. And now, back to where it all began.
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This November, IFS turns 5. I’ve spoken with Letters about this, and we’re of the opinion that for such a grand occasion, less might be more.
For now, we’re thinking we start off with our typical Friday night invasion of State Street. Saturday morning, we feast. After breakfast we head over to the Hillside House with Letters, where he says that our presence (for an hour or two) will be greatly appreciated.
Next, we head back to the Mesa house where we setup for a late afternoon BBQ that slowly bleeds into a massive house party, to be accompanied by a surprise band…
Nice and simple. One thing that we need to discuss is a date. We can do this the weekend before Thanksgiving (Friday the 20th – Sunday the 22nd) or the weekend directly after Thanksgiving (Friday the 27th – Sunday the 29th).
Comment on this post with questions or suggestions. Let’s make this first Quinquennium a strong one.
– Rousing

Press Hop – Practice?


Hope everyone is getting their practice in for Tahoe. I’ve been training for the past few weeks and feel ready for the big game.

Happy Birthday Andrew Chintastic



Happy Birthday MOM, so much chin, so strong.

The Horse and Pony Show: The Accommodations


Dear Ministers and Rabbi,

The Celebration of R&S and MOM’s birth is upon us.  As of now, we have 12 confirmed attending this event and another 8 or 10 likely to join.  Wow Dad, that group is big…and aggressive.  
To review, we’ll be making party at MOM and Old Glory’s new playahwr pad on Friday night – with bars most likely to follow.  The next morning we’ll head over to the race track where the racing, boozing, buffeting and birth celebrating will take place.  The Gates open at 10:30, se we will be meeting out front a little before then…late comers will find us at the “Finish Line” Restaurant.  With Hollywood Park Casino next door, we’ll most likely head over there for a bit, to double our horse race winnings of course.  What comes next is still open…so feel free to post suggestions. 
Interior Design, Revelry & Spirits, myself and my full-blooded Asian friend Ed have booked a room at the LAX Hilton for Saturday night.  The hotel is playahwr, a quick cab ride to the racetrack, and only 100 bucks for the night.  Also, it’s the hotel from Heat, where De Niro shoots that misunderstood ex-team member in his hotel suite.  “Look at me…”

A strong member of the Irvine crew, Chuck Nutt, will be in attendance this weekend…we’ll be celebrating his birth as well – he’s definitely Guest Member (if not full-time Member) material.
Ok, post comments and questions if you have them.  Remember, we’re celebrating the births of two very important IFS Ministers…so dress in your finest and prepare to make a big party.  
Good Luck, and Good Flapjack,
The Minister of Rousing 



Get Your Tickets!


Now that the accommodations have been taken care of, we can focus on the activities.
I understand there is some interest in things other than America’s pastime so instead of one or two people buying all the tickets and being stuck with extras, we are all responsible for getting our tickets for the games. The larger the group the more fun it will be at each game, but anyone looking to jump out a perfectly good airplane (or some other form of crahzee) can opt out of a game day.
I just went online and purchased a lawn ticket for both games. These are the cheapest, and require no coordination as there are no assigned seats in the outfield, just grass and bodies. I paid for print now tickets, sucker I know, but each was less than $15, so $30 bucks for both games can be expected.
On Saturday March 28th at 1:05pm (says 3:05pm on the site due to time differences) we will be watching Los Doyers take on the Chi Town Blanco Sox, [tickets for this game can be purchased here](http://mlb.mlb.com/spring_training/tickets.jsp?c_id=cws).
On Sunday March 29th at 1:05pm (says 3:05pm on the site due to time differences) we will be watching Los Angeles Angels de Anaheim take on the Tejas Rangers, [tickets for this game can be purchased here](http://mlb.mlb.com/spring_training/tickets.jsp?c_id=tex).
Please comment when you buy your tickets so we can rouse those that may not check the site so no child gets left behind. I’m not familiar with how these games sell. When I checked there were some good seats for the Doyers game, but they were a little pricey. We just want everyone to get their tickets in the next few days so we can focus on the evening activities and general merriment as we quickly approach another amazing IFS weekend.
(Supposedly the tallest stack in history, Feb. 2009).
Oh and be sure to get in your taco posts or cutie pie is going to run away with it.


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The Return of Revelry


The much anticipated return of the Minister of Revelry and Spirits will be mid-March, and it seems like an appropriate time to tentatively schedule our spring meeting.  I spoke with R&S regarding our spring meeting and I looks like the weekend of March 27-29th is one of the only weekends that will work.75477760_996dfd6d6c_b.jpg

Since our Santa Barbara brothers have so graciously taken the last few meetings on their shoulders I figured it would be a good time to bring back the LA meeting.  I am willing to organize the festivities with the help of our other Angelino Ministers to put together a proper welcome back party.


Here’s what I’m thinking for a tentative plan:

Friday March 27th – Ministers arrive.  I work right next to LAX, if anyone wants to fly in I can pick them up at the airport.  Ideally a 5-6 arrival time would be perfect.  We will find some local watering hole to wet our whistles in the evening.

Saturday March 28th – Morning meeting at a predetermined pancake house. Location TBD.
Post meeting activities could include, concert, sports, beach, more drinking.  I think this will be in the heart of the NCAA Mens tournament, so  watching some college hoops might be appropriate.  (By the way is someone going to set up an IFS bracket?)

Sunday March 29th – Open. LA is a city full of activities and there’s a number of fun things we could do.

Obviously this is a very preliminary post to determine people’s availability for the weekend.  The details will follow.  Please look into possible activities which might fit with our group and suggest them to me, the weekend is a blank canvas and we need to paint it red.

thirst_4_blood.jpgLet me know what you think brothers, the sooner we can nail this one down, the sooner I can start making plans.  We may need some hotel rooms, etc.

P.S.  Keep working on the Taco reviews, I had some mediocre Mexican meat pancakes this weekend (not from this truck), hardly even work a mention, but they’re out there.  Bring it.


Amendment to the IFS cheers


Budweiser Brewing

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Almost done with this really long article, caught this gem, [check out the full article here](http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/11/24/081124fa_fact_bilger?currentPage=all):
> The strictures of the Reinheitsgebot have helped turn German brewers into the most resourceful and technically capable in the world. By mixing and matching strains of yeast, varieties of hops, and pale or roasted grains, they can produce almost any flavor found in fruit or spice. With three ingredients, they can give the illusion of a dozen.
> The same discipline, if not creativity, has helped make Budweiser the most popular beer in the world. Its sheer consistency, across tens of billions of bottles and cans, is a technical marvel, and even the crankiest craft brewers harbor a secret admiration for it.
And a great point as to why you shouldn’t drink just one beer:
> “Look,” he told me later. “I’m not afraid to pay compliments where compliments are due. Anheuser-Busch’s quality–if quality is consistency–is second to none. But I’m frustrated that that one beer has been hammered down people’s throats. I mean, banana cream pie may be your favorite fucking food. But if you ate banana cream pie every day you would hate it, too.”

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