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JoshFest: 2007
Saturday 18 August 2007

Josh had his twenty-sixth birthday party a day after his twenty-sixth birthday. The party was highlighted by the hollowing out of a watermelon, the filling of the watermelon with chocolate pudding, and the subsequent smashing of that watermelon with a sledgehammer. We also discovered a box full of miniature heads in the basement and the four of us who survived to the end went to IHOP. We became prisoners in that IHOP for nigh on two hours.

There is also a gallery of the photos that Charles took.

Attendees: Josh Gulch, Charles Meyer, Dan Norton, Marie Jarden, Katie Mihaly, Felicity Powers, Scott Cook, Andy Black, Ian Malcolm, Kim Powalowski, Phil Dake, Mike Gillespie, Ashley Bauerschmidt, James Malcolm, Laura Mayfield, Shawn Fisher, and Carey Fisher.


We will do this by the book, leftenant. Dan gets some light reading in while waiting for Josh to say that people are allowed to party.

Photo Credit Josh Gulch
There is no unsupervised piano playing in this house Charles picks out heavy metal themes on the piano while Katie supervises.

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Ernest Borgnine, oh no! Katie discovers the fascinating truth about the sex lives of famous people.

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And that trouble is named Josh Charles seems to have difficulty maintaining his equilibrium.

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Maybe you shouldn't ask why there were forks in the pool Charles works to empty out a watermelon while Josh tries to fish a bunch of forks out of the pool.

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He's a sort of fruit vampire Dan drinks the life essence from the watermelon.

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It's tricker than you'd think Felicity takes a turn at scooping out watermelon guts.

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If you're gonna come to Josh's birthday then you're gonna work Phil pulls his weight with the melon.

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It's a messy job but somebody's gotta do it Back to Charles doing the dirty work.

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Mental note: make some pudding to eat sometime The kids hard at work making delicious pudding.

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Too cold for swimming, basically Josh stands above the others while the dark clouds signal the dreary weather.

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And what with all the starving people in the world Pudding-making is decidedly a group effort.

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Most definitely Katie, Andy, and Felicity are like totally BFFs, for sure.

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Is there no safe haven in this world? Katie remains unaware of the danger that she is in.

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Someone always has to know better Josh is frustrated: he only wants to smash a watermelon in his own way.

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A silent meditation Josh observes a moment of silence for the very soon to be ex-watermelon.

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Lift with the knees Gearing up for the swing.

Photo Credit Kim Powalowski
And to think they cut him from the team And SWING!

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Apparently Charles uses a fish-eye lens Even Charles got blasted with pudding from his concealed position.

Ian records the event for posterity.

Photo Credit Charles Meyer
Where fruit executions are perfectly normal And that is how we do things where I come from.

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He's trained hard for this moment Josh stands proud of a job well done.

Photo Credit Kim Powalowski
HE'S COMING RIGHT FOR US You don't want to upset a Josh with a sledgehammer.

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VIDEO FILE - Click to view If photos aren't enough, Ian caught the whole thing on video.

It's prefaced by nearly two minutes of Josh's Mom intervening in Josh's affairs.

VIDEO FILE

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Running time: 3:03 minutes
Hosted on YouTube

Video Credit Ian Malcolm
The pudding was squishy and theraputic Josh and Katie do a little victory jig in the melon's remains.

Photo Credit Kim Powalowski
But dang was it still tasty Phil and Charles are gross dudes, eating pudding that Josh stepped in.

Photo Credit Kim Powalowski
Melon pudding is good for us all Melon pudding is good for Charles.

Photo Credit Kim Powalowski
Pudding can really fly Ian tries to clean something off his shirt. I think the pudding hit him as well.

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They only count as snacks standing alone, though Between Mike's pizza and Ashley's Dr Pepper, a full meal!

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Scott's got it out for everybody today Ian has no idea what fate is about to befall him.

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Everyone should have a TinyCat Kim begins a bonding process with TinyCat.

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All like it's the Depression again Ian & Kim's bag of goodies came stuffed with a bunch of red tissue paper, which was distributed and made into garments of clothing.

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Now she can go back to working in the fields Katie made a nice dew rag out of tissue paper.

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Just so long as it doesn't rain Given enough tissue paper Katie and Felicity could probably crank out a Macy's Parade float.

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Just what I wanted for my birthday: a sweat shop! The kids in various stages of clothing manufacture.

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His super power also involves duct tape Scott realizes his dreams of being a superhero.

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'Then be well, citizen.  Awaaaay!' "Sorry, no crimes here."

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Josh ruins every meal Marie tries to chew in peace. No such luck.

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We will play it again over my dead body Phil casts his eyes upon that accursed Blizzard of '78 board game.

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If it were up to me we'd all be wearing bowler hats and waving monocles at one another James and Laura had gone roll-playing in a cemetery as David and Clarrissa Harroun earlier that day.

I prefer to think that they just know how to dress properly for my birthday.

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Mike will avenge himself someday "STELLAAAAAAAA!"

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Don't put me through that again Phil is still fussing over that game. Just put it away!

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I felt like Howard Carter We found a box full of heads in the basement. No clue where it came from.

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The Colonel is timeless This was a head that looked like the Colonel.

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This is where the party falls apart Three people, two dolls, and a noisemaker.

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It's transcontinental and everything James would like to sell you a railroad if you're interested.

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This reminded him of a terrible incident from his childhood Charles surrounded himself with all the little heads and wept softly into his hands.

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I guess it's nothing that can't conceivably be replaced ... again Major Steve Austin! What have they done to you?

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Phil always does things the hard way Phil worked long and hard to create a child from body parts and string, to no avail.

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They were roommates in college Charles and Don are just the bestest friends you'll ever find.

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Just take two Advil Alas, it's true. James has caught zombie fever.

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Phil should have cleared his mind when asked to chose his destructor This is Phil's nightmare, come to solid fruition.

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And with a nicer hat than Dan's to boot Why it's Carey, back from Japan right in the nick of time!

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Terror protection is stupid Today I learned that you can take a giant stick as a carry-on aboard an airplane but you have to leave your toothpaste at home.

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We thought we were going to die in that IHOP Josh, Marie, Dan, and Charles went to IHOP after everyone else had left the party and proceeded to get trapped there for two hours because of some high school dance.

Photo Credit Charles Meyer
Goodnight sweet JoshFest And so it ends. JoshFest is now but a fleeting memory.

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Witty alt text The official insignia of JoshFest: 2007.

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