Sunday, December 25, 2011

MAAG 2011 - McMurdo Alternative Art Gallery

MAAG evil monkey entrance sign made by me

Well, it was another great MAAG party this year. MAAG which is held in the carpenter shop is part art gallery, part party and a whole lot of fun. We hold it on our Christmas Day here which this year fell on Sat., Dec. 23. People contribute artwork, performances, sculptures, etc. Very loose interpretation of art which basically means anything goes. Very high energy. I left at two am, dancing went on till three.

We are still trying to get to PIG (Pine Island Glacier) Deep Field Camp. Weather and mechanical problems among others have plauged the camp put in. One passenger flight has made it and the traverse arrived to groom the skiway. The second (first carpenter flight is again scheduled for this morning. I am on the third flight. One reason for the two week + delay may be is THAT PIGS DON'T FLY!
Travis Moose's Centrifuge of Excellence (aka the gerbil wheel) Moose is in red shirt spinning the wheel, Graham Love as the gerbil. There was a box of hardhats and a first aid kit next to it.
You know, for kids.
Nick Romano (aka Rick Romero) and his girlfriend Tera.
Carps playing Beer Checkers. We take our checkers very seriously here.
Entrance to MAAG with Tim Nicotera's (aka Dr. Sawzall) sweet submarine in the foreground and Eileen Szeto's (aka DZ) awesome fire breathing, rocking (literally) dinosaur.
Sean Kennedy, electrician foreman, as Nacho Libre. Mui bueno senoir.

Robin Carrocia in fashion show outfit. The "hair" are shavings left over from drilling holes in steel from shop work and the rest is tires. Robin is actually a male 200 lb. Fleet Ops driver, so the costume was really pretty amazing and quite slimming.

Fuelies Brian and Seth aka the Swede.
MAAG bartenders Handsome Rob and Pullstart in front of the Wall of Catastropic Failure.
Paul Stewart, Kiwi of course.
Jeremy Stephens and his Jamesway scooter
Solomon West of the BFC
Me sporting my Raybans, sweet mustache trim job and borrowed chapeau.
Legendary Boozy the clown makes an apearance

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