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Old 10-16-10, 01:54 PM
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Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Canada

I've been selected Best Man by one of, if not my, best friend. I've been planning this bachelor party in my head for a long time, the way girls plan their wedding since they were 16.

Unfortunately, economic reality prevents everyone from going to Thailand for two weeks, so we have to make do with what we can.

So, the plan is to take a road trip up to Montrιal (from Philadelphia and/or New York) sometime in the very early spring (late March to late April). I don't have an itinerary, but I expect this to be a 4-5 day trip.

There are, however, some very basic activities that I would like us to partake in, such as

Shooting Guns. This should be easy enough, as we can detour and head to New Hampshire on our trip up. I was thinking of stopping by <a href="http://www.gunsnh.com/">Manchester Firing Line</a>, because of this:

<img src="http://www.gunsnh.com/images/MFL-11.gif">

It seems like you can shoot some pretty bad-ass guns, and they let you bring in your own targets. So I was thinking we could make targets of each other, or of something equally ridiculous. Said targets could be framed / presented as a gift.

So my question here is, any recommendations for firing ranges north of NYC?

Moving on, I was thinking of

Jumping Out of Airplanes. I don't have a specific skydiving place in mind. My only concern is that a jump in March or April in NE could mean cold/shitty weather. There's an "indoor vertical wind tunnel" that I guess we could go to as last resort if it's rainy that day. Any advice anyone has would be helpful.

Also, there would be much interest in

Driving Vehicles Very Quickly. In a perfect world, we would all go to some high-end racing program like <a href="http://www.team-oneil.com/">the Team O'Neil</a> racing school. The issue with these is that they are expensive ($500!) and can sometimes take multiple days.

So... what bridges the gap between something like that and go-karts? Are there tracks where you can rent Ariel Atoms? Or, hell, Dodge Shadows. I'd like to keep the activity fun, but affordable, and something that's done in an afternoon, not over an entire weekend.

Again, any place between New Jersey and Toronto works. We could even head towards the Poconos if needed.

This leaves us with,

Boobs and Such. Here's where a wrench comes in. The groom does not want, under any circumstances, to be in a strip club, or have me hire strippers. He's OK with going to a meat market, or some complex where some of us can go look at boobs while he doesn't. He's pretty firm on this. But, you know, boobs. So maybe we'll be somewhere that's half strip club / half sports bar.

And that's the itinerary.

I realize that doing everything would break the bank for some, so I'm trying to design it in such a way that if someone only wants to partake in some of the activities, it's perfectly OK. If you got an email asking to be a part of this, would you be OK with that? Or do you feel like you'd be missing out if you couldn't do everything?

Also, is there anything I'm missing? Whiskey + meat-eating, for example?

That's about all there is for now. Still thinking through this.
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Boobs and Such. Here's where a wrench comes in. The groom does not want, under any circumstances, to be in a strip club, or have me hire strippers. He's OK with going to a meat market, or some complex where some of us can go look at boobs while he doesn't. He's pretty firm on this. But, you know, boobs. So maybe we'll be somewhere that's half strip club / half sports bar.

Gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts.
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Re: Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Ca

Well, according to this chart:


All of Canada is gay anyway, so you're much more likely to be looking at dicks.


In terms of guns, check the state laws on what targets can be used. I believe in CA it's not legal to use photographs of real people who are identifiable (i.e. guy in ski mask is ok, photo of Osama Bin Laden is not).
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I'm available if you need me
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Make sure everyone has a passport if you're going to Canada. Also, if anyone in the party is over 250 pounds you can cross off skydiving.
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Re: Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Ca

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Shooting Guns.
Jumping Out of Airplanes.
Driving Vehicles Very Quickly.
Do all of your friends have tiny penises, or is it just you?
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Birds of a feather...
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Re: Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Ca

Guns, cars and boobs sounds good to me.
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Do all of your friends have tiny penises, or is it just you?
You're right. Your ideas for activities sound much better.
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Makes me wonder what fun to Numanoid is.
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Singing along to "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" over and over, I suspect.
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"He's OK with going to a meat market, or some complex where some of us can go look at boobs while he doesn't."

I love that quote!
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Re: Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Ca

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Singing along to "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" over and over, I suspect.
Ouch what's with the Ultravox hate

As for some semi serious suggestions, there's no such place as a "half sports bar half strip club" in New England or anywhere else as far as I know . Now there are a few strip clubs that are big enough that they have nice big separate bar areas but frankly, why would you want to go pay a cover and pay like $7 dollars for a Coors light or some other normally super cheap beer if you weren't going to go actually look at the strippers?

As far as skydiving, there's one of those indoor skydiving places in Nashua,NH (about 45 minutes to an hour Northwest of Boston) and there's a real skydiving place in Lebanon, ME (just Northeast of the NH border) called Skydive New England. It's a bit off the beaten path though but if you guys are really looking to skydive it might not be a bad option.
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Well, I think the serious bar/club visits wouldn't happen until we get to Canada.
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Why New England? Why not do the Vegas thing?
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Things to do in New England.

1. Go on a lobster boat
2. Visit my sister in law
3. Be a douchebag (Fenway Park and surrounding areas only)
4. Hit Stephen King with your car
5. Campaign for the 2012 election (New Hampshire only)
6. Gamble at Foxwoods

For a bachelor party, I recommend #6 only.
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Singing along to "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" over and over, I suspect.
I don't know where you pulled that out of, but you're right.
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It's the Ultravox song that comes up most on my iTunes random, even though I've got all their albums on there. No hate here, just 80's synth love.
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Re: Bachelor Party Thread № Ocho — Your assistance for activities in New England + Ca

Wow, just hold a tea party with bingo for the guy. His balls have already been removed.
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http://www.longislandskydiving.com/r...FQl_5QodkG3tKw

This is Sky Dive LI. You can do tandem free falls relatively quickly. I never did a civilian jump but I know some people who went there and loved it.
That range idea sounds pretty good.
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Why New England? Why not do the Vegas thing?
I liked the idea of a roadtrip, and since Canada is the final destination, activities should be in NY/NE.
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Things to do in New England.

1. Go on a lobster boat
2. Visit my sister in law
3. Be a douchebag (Fenway Park and surrounding areas only)
4. Hit Stephen King with your car
5. Campaign for the 2012 election (New Hampshire only)
6. Gamble at Foxwoods

For a bachelor party, I recommend #6 only.
Wrong on #6. Mohegan Sun is way better than Foxwoods.
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Speaking of the Best Man:

Do you know what the biggest advantage is to having a nude wedding?
It's easy to tell who's the best man.
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
Things to do in New England.

1. Go on a lobster boat
2. Visit my sister in law
3. Be a douchebag (Fenway Park and surrounding areas only)
4. Hit Stephen King with your car
5. Campaign for the 2012 election (New Hampshire only)
6. Gamble at Foxwoods
You just keep your flatlandah ahss in the Windy City, mistah!

BTW. When we run over Stephen King, we prefer using a van.

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