Operation
Skunk Day
This year we deeded it left!


Skunk Day dawned at 10:30 pm or so in the parking lot
where all great things begin. Fearless leader pop-quizzed the
gathering on their rank: sly pilots looked up the answer on their
magical internet transponders, competent pilots barked out
NameRank&CerealPreference, and the rest just quacked in confusion.


Mission directive: posi riding funk derby maskitude. Plus, AVOID
BUSTING CLOUDBUSTER’S DISCODEATHSTAR (again).


New ships: DeathTrap’s tall and dreamy Bieber Fever, and the demented
hellspawn of a Stogie/Nosepicker brainstorm – Wadlow, the bike too
tall to live.


Masks are pulled up, tied down, drawn on, or tucked behind the ears;
the music is freed from its digital confines; pilot legs swing to
straddle choppers; SCUL takes off and soars into the night. Ten
minutes later: first stop, first mechanical, first dance of the night.


Aaaand … SCUL takes off again! Weaving through the strange and
beautiful constellations of Union, Porter, Harvard, Central, and
Kendall, SCUL encounters many new and energetic life forms to which it
brings the message of funk. The pilots have only minor bruises and
battle fatigue when they stop for refueling and garbage drops before
heading over the asteroid belt into the dangerous reaches of the
Boston System.


Emitting powerful sonic tractor beams as it wends through the night,
SCUL accumulates klingons at every turn. By the time SCUL reaches its
next disco-boogie debarkment, there are clusters of friendly food who
want more. They are treated to the grand spectacle of a mysterious
knighting ceremony. Tears, blood, and secrets are spilled as Spark
and Sprocket enter the ranks of the chosen many.


It’s late, we’re exhausted, and the Boston System is sound asleep.
What are weary pilots to do? Derby of course! Back into the
Cambridge System SCUL flies and lands in an abandoned transport
docking bay for three furious battles. First Victory goes to Kpafun!
Second Victory goes to Moose! And the Final Victory of the evening –
in a hotly anticipated head-to-head between Nosepicker and the
fearless leader – goes to … Skunk!


Finally, saddle-sore and silly, SCUL sets the engines on warp factor
slow and trundles home in the glow of the disco death star and some
sleepy mood music.


It’s Five A.M. and SCUL is calling this mission “success.”

Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Temerity 283.5   Lieutenant
Buckminister Immaculate Taco 590.208   Commodore
DeathTrap Bieber Fever 509.293   Commander
DrClaw Summer 686.572  
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 612.022  
hackworth Torpor 858.694  
Instigator Wingnut 0   Recruit
Kpafun Civilianship 125.7   Ensign
Leotard Trinity 546.32  
Medico Spooky Pirate 0  
metoikos Ez Raider 92.4826  
moose LokiDucker 630.35   Commodore
Nosepicker Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino 302.706  
pecan CivilianShip2 196.7   Petty Officer 1st Class
Spark Abandon All Hope 0  
Sprocket War 296.504   Petty Officer 3rd Class
Stogie Wadlow 1086.1  
Threespeed Schadenfreude 230.806  
vomit Famine 921.733   Admiral
Wombat Moneypenny 603.873  
yt SecretAsianSCULly 542.564  
ZyGoat Pale Horse 388.077  
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Sprocket
Chalk Bag Nosepicker
ComSat Monkey Spark
Damage Control Wombat
Deck Officer Asst. pecan
Filmer hackworth
Flat Bag moose
Medi Bag hackworth
Minister of Zoobs Leotard
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator yt
RadioBox A Leotard
Radiobox B Buckminister
Recycler AceHole
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Skynet Operator (pre-mission) Wombat
Sticker Bag Medico
Still Cam Stogie
Tailgunner vomit
Tool Bag Buckminister
Wookiee Bag DrClaw
Division: MAD
Date: 10/08/2011
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: A good time for the Admiral
Light Years: 20.68
G-Well Activity: 2.1
Technical Rating: 3.24