SUNDAY FUNNIES presented by DIRT BAG PADDLERS

DIRTBAGS by “Chicago”
“Chicago” guides for Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Wisconsin. Harass him here 
BUBBLE STREET by Paul Mason
Mr Mason is a whitewater canoeist and artist who is available for commissioned pieces. His work is at http://bubblestreet.ca/ 
CAT NIPPED by Beth MacKenney
When she’s not guiding or goofing off with her family on the rivers of Maine, Beth is a self-employed graphic designer (with five cats and an awesome lab!) Here’s her woefully un-updated website: http://www.berrygraphics.com
BAD GUIDE JOKES by regular dirtbags

As you can see, we serve em up unedited… Hah! Message us on our Facebook page to see YOUR guide joke 
here! 

DIRTBAGS OF HISTORY by o.g. wallace
Mr Wallace travels the world of whitewater, residing wherever he lays his helmet. You’ll have to swim to message him.
DIDNT MEME NO HARM by Guy DeBag 
Guy (pronounced GHEE) prefers his ancestral home, Bag End, and raft paddling his double IK. He can be reached there by messaging Douche Bag Paddlers on Facebook. Look em up. 
WHITEWATER WORD GAMES 

Message us the answers on our Facebook page for a chance to win a free DBP sticker.
Gear Box:
_._._.F._  : cuts rope, slices apples, opens beer
Old-School Vocab:
_._._._.P._._  : any very heavy wave or turbulence that quickly impedes the downriver progress of a fastly paddled boat. 
Raftguide Lingo: 
_._._._   _._._._  : raft guides who regularly WALLACE are named to this association; next step is firing
River of the DBWorld:
_._._._  : one of the longest rivers in the world, this African gem has a renowned festival every January, and huge surf waves. 
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS: 
FELT BOTTOMS
BROACH
SWEEP
GREEN
RIVER QUOTES ~ great quotes from around the world. 
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
DIRTBAG EVENTS CALENDAR
What’s up next for the DBWorld:

TOP DOG PHOTO CONTEST! We are requesting submissions of photos of you and your dog having some Dirtbag fun, be in on or off the water, by posting directly to our Facebook page! Each Friday night in February, at 8pm CST, we will select one winner, who will receive a DBP Doggy Bandana for the pooch, as well as some WALLACE stickers for their best buddy! We are also very stoked to announce that we will make a cash donation of $30 in the winner’s name to their Rescue or Shelter of choice, no matter where they are. We love our doggies and we’ve rescued four legged friends before, and believe very strongly in being good neighbors in the community. We will be sharing links to the place selected by the winners, and strongly urge the local dirtbags in the area to do a small drive, whether it be for food, bedding, or fund raising, to assist them as well. Shelters and especially Rescues really need our support, and Dirt Bag Paddlers certainly will broadcast any pleas for help if you all want to pitch in… We love being part of a Solution! 
WEEK ONE WINNER was Kassie “Z Sand Dog” and her best friend Tye, and Kassie named Shaw Pit Bull Rescue in Jackson MS as the recipient of the award. 
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!! 
Our four Weekly TOP DOG winners will also be entered into the FINALS VOTING! On Saturday morning Feb 28, we will post the four photos as comments in a post for TOP DOG that will be pinned to the top of our Facebook page until that evening, when we count the tally. EVERYONE CAN VOTE BY LIKING THEIR FAVORITE PHOTO(S). Simple as that!

Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear. Has partnered with us to offer prizes to the finalists dependent on the outcome of the vote! The most likes wins a K-9 Float Coat that has been generously donated by the awesome people at Ruffwear! We will get the winner in touch with them for sizing etc and it will be shipped directly to them. 2nd Place will get a Dirtbag Seat cover, a brand new product from Ruffwear. We love the name!! (And our vehicle is begging for one !!) 3rd Place will be getting a Ruffwear Hydro Plane floating water toy! And the least place will get a big sticker package from Ruffwear and DBP and our friends from Cascade Outfitters, Liquidlogic Kayaks and Airborn Kayaking. So there truly IS no such thing as losing!! 
WHAT’S RUNNING STRONG THIS WEEKEND IN THE DBWORLD?
Time to go HUUUUGE in the PNW!! Skyquomish climbed back up into the blue zone overnite as the West Coast gets pounded with rain. Look at that gauge! It was in the perfect zone a few hours ago!!

Please support our brothers & sisters at American Whitewater as they fight to protect OUR rights as boaters. They have the best free page of river gauges of America out there. www.americanwhitewater.org
DBP GEAR ~ DEAL OF THE WEEK: 
Mention this ad with the code word “WHITEWINTER” to get your DBP Winter Beanie (normally $15) for $10!
Message us on the Dirt Bag Paddlers Facebook page or email us

Have a great week everyone! And remember, DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE’s mission statement:
“We exist to share stories of paddlers of all disciplines from all over the world; to interview icons and play makers in the paddling community and whitewater industry; to preserve the stories of our collective history; to raise awareness of and to protect our rivers and resources; to promote whitewater festivals and events; to report on competitions and competitors in the race community; to give a home to the artistic side of paddling in poetry, artwork, music, comics, and humor; to be inclusive not exclusive, to preach unity and support, safety and camaraderie; to break down the barriers that separate society; to have a global outlook with a local feel; and to celebrate the Dirtbag Lifestyle!”
So get out there, be awesome, and make this world a better place!!
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