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GMGers Infiltrate Monster Rubber Duck HQ In Tsim Sha Tsui, Across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island

Laurence Kent Jones submits-

Dear Joey,
I’m a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, married to Julee Allen.  We have a home off Washington St, and have been flitting in and out of Gloucester over the last several years while assigned and living overseas, first in Haiti and then in Hong Kong. 

We’ve very much enjoyed the VERY LARGE rubber ducky than has been moored off the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island.  The Hong Kong People have enjoyed it too, and there was always a large or larger crowd around it, gawking and wondering, but mostly, in the honored Asian tradition, taking pictures, especially of each other in front of the ducky with their cell phones and tablet computers. 

Since there’s been some interest in GMG, I’m sending a portfolio, including some pics of Julee and me representing and a bunch of B&W Infra-Red shots from my greatly modified big Canon.  Feel free to use as you see fit.  I hope you enjoy them in any case.  I do think the Monster Homey should come to Gloucester, but I gather the artist is being very cagey about the next stop…

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2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Portraits From David Cox

For more pictures and videos from the event Click Here

and also check out the Event Facebook Page Here

2013 GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Action Shots From David Cox

Once again I’d like to thank Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for being incredible hosts and for everything they did to make this event successful.

If you ever have a need for a spot for a corporate outdoor function, wedding or family reunion, Camp Spindrift is the perfect spot.  Contact Rick Doucette at the Cape Ann YMCA for details on how you can rent the facility.

SPECTACLE AT SPINDRIFT! 2013 GMG/FARM BAR AND GRILLE BIKINI SPEEDO DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT ONE FOR THE AGES!

I’m still having trouble processing just what went down yesterday.

First off we cannot thank enough Rick Doucette and his staff The Cape Ann YMCA for hosting this year’s tournament.  For their help setting up and with the transportation back and forth to the Wingersheek parking lot.  Camp Spindrift if you haven’t been there since you were a kid is the absolute perfect spot for a corporate outing, wedding, pig roast (next year during the tourney) or any other time you are looking for intimate space for your event.  Contact Rick at The YMCA to book your event at Camp Spindrift.

Then you gotta talk about the team that put this thing together over the past three months.  Frankie Gwynne has worked relentlessly pouring over the minute details and making sure everything ran smoothly, designed the flyers and T Shirts just a tremendous amount of thanks to Frankie.  Ryan Cox (AKA Mr Bentley) the MAN who just says yes, Can we do it?  YES, every time, organizationally Ryan made so much happen.  Brad Atkinson and the Farm Staff who set up the fields.

Matty K, the worlds Greatest DJ.  Soup, the Bracketologist who made sure we had the right teams lined up to go.

My co-contributors from GMG including super patient Kim Smith who shot the Harlem Shake video.  Craig Kimberley who shot and will undoubtedly bring the most entertaining Dodgeball video and interviews that anyone could ever produce, David Cox Brian O’Connor and Donna Ardizzoni who must have shot a gazzilion photos which y’all will see soon. My boy the Rabbit who shot lots of photos as well.

Desi Smith from the Gloucester Daily Times who took time out of a packed weekend to come cover the Tournament, CBS Boston who has a gallery from the event.

Bill Kubichek who graced us with the Evil Knevil speedo get-up and rousing National anthem to kick things off and Aria McElhenny from Next Step.

Lauren Mears from Jungle Silkscreening who got our t shirts printed way below budget and included high quality dry-fit technical t’s for the event.

Jen Amero who helped spread the word as well.

Hope I didn’t forget anyone, I probably did, my head is still pretty foggy.

But the event doesn’t take place without the competitors who brave the cold and donate their money to the cause.  Our competitors that take the time to plan their team’s themes , pick out their entrance music and put together their costumes.  It was just a whoooole lot of fun.

The Farm guys including Ryan Cox, Brad Atkinson and Noah Goldstein have created an incredible family of regulars who make that place special.  You walk into the Farm and no matter who is behind the bar you feel welcome, and like you’re part of the Farm Family-

Farmers for life.

Frankie Gwynne- You Are The Man!

Congratulations to two time back to Back Champions- Blinded By the White- sponsored by Ed Collard’s Housedoctor’s Handyman Services.

Tons of pictures and videos to come-

We can start with some from Lowell Peabody-

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and a video before things got started from Kim Smith-

Brian O’Connor Photos-

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The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Don’t Be The Dope That Misses Saturday’s GMG/Farm Bar and Grille 3rd Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament

I personally guarantee you will have the best time you’ll have all year.

IT IS A SPECTACLE TO BEHOLD. 

We will be filming another contestant and fan Harlem Shake Video, get there by 11:00AM to be in the Harlem Shake Taping.  If you have a funny helmet, mask or costume bring it because it will make the video that much more nuts.

The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:30am until 4:30pm in EDT

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

YMCA Camp Spindrift

57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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2012 Video from Craig Kimberley

This year we filled up the 20 team brackets in under 20 hours because anyone at all that went last year knew just how insanely fun it was.

Pics from 2012-

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Kim Smith’s 2012 Video-

2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament T Shirts

We’re not getting regular old cotton t shirts. Working with Jungle Silkscreening we’re taking it to the next level and getting dri fit technical t shirts!
There will also be t shirts for sale at the event. Just another way to reward our competitors!

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We are less than two weeks away from the most fun event you’ll have with your clothes off!

I hope to see you all there on March 16th to support your favorite Dodgeballers and or charity- Next Step.  An organization that makes life better for young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.

Big time thanks to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift where the event will be held.  Camp Spindrift is available for rent for your corporate or family event!

Muffy White’s Muff Riders Captain Tad Is Gunning For The Competition In This Year’s GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Spindrift

There’s not much more that repulses me more than double denim but if I had to say there was something, it would be a hairy dude wearing a double denim cutoff denim shirt/denim speedo combination.

Makes me want to throw up a little bit in my mouth.

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That being said if you don’t think Muffy’s Muff Riders are bringing the heat, you’ve got another thing coming.

I hope to see you all there on March 16th to support your favorite Dodgeballers and or charity- Next Step.  An organization that makes life better for young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.

 

These Team Uniforms make Brokeback Mountain Look Like A Rambo Movie

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Remember Camp Spindrift is available for your functions year round.  The perfect spot for a wedding or corporate team building function.

2013 GMG/ Farm Bar and Grill Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament Teams- It’s Comin Baby! March 16th

BAC in Black
Ass With Class
Red, White and Blueballs
Formerly American Bacon
Canadian Bacon
Blinded By The White
Muff Riders
Speedo Cops: The Long $#@! of the Law
Power Snatch
Pistol Whip
Mamie’s Dodgefathers
The Rough Putters
Jungle Fever
Krazy Ivan’s
BAC in Action
Great Balls For Hire
The Dirty Luchadors
Scared Hitless
Dont Neglect the Balls
Swiss Farmy Knives
Barely Legal

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Wanna Talk About Class? Ryan and Wood Distillery Has It In Spades

I knew the Dodgeball rosters would get filled quickly and we would round out the 20 team brackets in a day or so.

Even though Ryan and Wood didn’t get a team submitted this year Bobby Ryan emailed to tell me that he still wanted to help sponsor the 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grill Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament at Camp Spindrift.

That’s what you call being a community organization.  that’s what you call class.

Ryan and Wood Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum.  If you’re not drinking the highest quality spirits made locally or anywhere you’re doing a major disservice to your liver.

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Like them on Facebook

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Check Out Their Live Distillery Cam-

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Check out the 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grill Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament at Camp Spindrift Facebook Page Here

It’s On Baby!!! 2013 Third Annual GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Camp Spindrift

We’ve outgrown The Greatest Hosts In the History Of Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Our Facility At The Farm and anyone that attended last year knows how many people want to participate in this year’s event so I’m sending this out to you all and want to  STRESS TO YOUimage

The First Teams THAT FILL OUT THEIR REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMIT THEIR DONATION FEES WILL BE THE TEAMS THAT GET TO PARTICIPATE.

EVEN THOUGH WE COULD PROBABLY FILL 40 ROSTERS WE WANT TO KEEP IT THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND INTIMATE SO WE’RE STAYING WITH 20

We are so excited to announce the new location for this year and our gratitude to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for hosting this year’s Tourney which will be held on March 16th.

People generally think of Camp Spindrift as just a summer camp but it’s a perfect place for corporate events, weddings and so much more.

I attached a registration form.  Fill it out and get either me the form and money or drop it off at the Farm.
Also The Fabulous Frankie Gwynne set up a Facebook event page where you can get your smack talk on-
https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/
We will also be putting up a poll on Good Morning Gloucester For The Back of The T Shirt Catch Phrase
So far we have
Shrinkage For A Cause
This Game Takes Balls
Cold Weather, Hot Competition
If you have a better slogan submit it today and I’ll add it to the poll.

Winning slogan will go on the t shirts which are generously donated by Jungle Screen Printing

Once again the beneficiary of our event will be Next Step.  Next Step helps kids with cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses. http://www.nextstepnet.org/

Last year we raise over $4000 for Next Step and they were very appreciative.
attached is the registration form.

Thanks To Noah, Ryan and Bradley from The Farm, My boy Frankie Gwynn, Rick Doucette and Jen Amero From Camp Spindrift and The Cape Ann YMCA and  DJ Matty K.
Don’t forget your team’s theme, and theme song.
Here’s Craig Kimberley’s video from last year in case you want to share it with friends-

Bikini Dodge Ball 2012 – THE MOVIE From Craig Kimberley

http://vimeo.com/42795977
So to recap-
First To Register and Pay Is In- No Exceptions
Registration Form is attached
Facebook page link- https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/ share it get your smack talk on
Submit your 2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Theme and Entrance Music Song
We will be enforcing a strict speedo for men rule this year, if you show up wearing cut off jean shorts or shorts as opposed to a speedo, we will replace your team.
Frankie, did I miss anything?
SUBMIT YOUR ROSTERS ASAP SO YOU DON’T GET LEFT OUT

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Peace- Love- Tolerance- GMG MLK Day Recognition

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Beth Swan Comes through with yet another awesome GMG logo design.

Beth writes-

Today is MLK Jr Day. It is about love, forgiveness, tolerance, and diversity. There is this awesome thing happening where people are taking the challenge to do 100 Acts of Kindness between tomorrow and Valentines Day.  Perhaps we should all be doing this anyway, but I think it’s great and the more focus we can have on that – the better!

Lesson Plan
Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

Thank you GMG- Dave Cloyd Has Some Nice Things To Say

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Hi Joey,

Just wanted to say thank to GMG and the great city of Gloucester for all the support we received with our Plunge 4 Pete on Saturday. We are fighting a difficult enemy in ALS, but with support like this we will succeed.

GMG readers can see a complete recap of the plunge here: http://petefrates.com/images/show/Plunge%204%20Pete%202/index.html

- Dave Cloyd, Plunge 4 Pete Committee.

2013 Rocky Neck Plunge

Felicia Amanda and FriendsThree Amigos and Sista Felicia

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The first day of the new year started with pre-plunge preparations and a spectacular brunch at Sista Felicia and Barry’s Always Warm and Welcoming Beautiful Home.

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Wonder Woman, also know as Donna Ardizonni

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More Three Amigos

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Van Ness Family

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GMG Chief and The Zip Line Kid

Happy New Year!

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