Hurricane Shmurricane
Cloudbuster Century (postponed)

replaced by photo scavenger hunt reconnaissance (postponed)

replaced by Indoor Roller-Skating Mission (successful, but too short)

turns into relaxed combo of mission-meets-MRC productivity & slack (with 15-minute collaborative chopper build for Nosepicker & Stogie), lots of progress on storage & tools organization in the new Fort Tyler, tacked on with the addition of "Skunks's Midnight Convenience Store Run in Pre-Hurricane Irene", thwarted by destination shuttered for the storm, improvisatory navigational change to Porter Square CVS...

- and on & on ...

- XOX -
- Stogie,
- witness to hot MRC action & first leg of the journey called "Operation Skunk on the Loose"
- the temptation of ZyGoat cheesecake lured me to my home Fort.

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The gospel according to Retard:

We went to the fort in a city battening down for a hurricane. No hurricane appeared. We did a lot of MRC and then fooled around in the fort for an hour or so after nominal launch. Then there was still no hurricane so we went to ride. Skunk was being a BIG PUSSY and only wanted to go to the corner store for cigarettes. But it was closed and there were NO CIGARETTES. So we went to Porter Constellation for them, where Nosepicker christened M.A.N.T.I.S. with an exploding can of XXXTREME ENERGY DRINX, also soaking Metoikos's lower torso. And there was still no hurricane and now Skunk had cigarettes. We went back to the fort because Lazarus's radiobox wasn't working well and on the way Retard ejected hard. Dr Claw sort of fixed the radiobox and Retard put stuff on the road rash, while several pilots played musical ships.

Then Skunk got HAPPY and we rode a LOT. Lazarus's radiobox was still kind of not working but eventually Retard fixed it. It was super nice Earth weather, little radiation and heavy fog and perfect temps. We wiggled all over Camberville and went to a lot of cool places that Wombat knows. We even spotted a frickin' FOX and briefly gave chase through the MIT campus. There wasn't much food but it was happy to see us. Oh, and we saw people building way cool wood constructions at MIT including a merry-go-round and a flat roller coaster and a Viking ship ride. It's all supposed to be working on Monday so you should go ride on it.

Retard: Injury
Nosepicker: Builder for M.A.N.T.I.T.S.
Stogie: Builder for M.A.N.T.I.S.
Ichirinsya: Chic for rockin' a PFD and (for reals) a paddle.
Skunk: Chic for his matchy-matchy acid-green Carhartt rainsuit.

(photos by Stogie and Metoikos)

Several pilots changed ships after the first leg of the mission.

Skunk On The Loose
Skunk – Anger
DrClaw – Yer Mom
Threespeed – Annihilation
Nosepicker – M.A.N.T.I.S.
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
DrClaw Annihilation 980.978  
Fleet Admiral Skunk Pale Horse 808.752  
Ichirinsya Chastity 0  
Leotard Lazarus 298  
metoikos Ez Raider 264.232   Admiral
Nosepicker Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino 282.71   Captain
Threespeed Yer Mom 540.855  
Wombat Circus Peanut 433.795  
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Fleet Admiral Skunk
ComSat Monkey DrClaw
Damage Control Threespeed
Flat Bag Threespeed
Food Wrangler yt
Medi Bag Leotard
Mission Leader Leotard
MRC Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator Wombat
RadioBox A Leotard
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Leotard
Tailgunner Threespeed
Division: MAD
Date: 08/27/2011
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: the eye of the storm
Light Years: 20.649
G-Well Activity: 1.1
Technical Rating: 4.475