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Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 30, 2012 - 08:53am PT
Why are Republicans Wrong about Everything?

Politics, God and Religion vs. Science

these two threads are phenomenal, rarely off the front page here.

the "culprit" behind them is the same guy.

don't get me wrong, i'm not out to destroy these threads. someone recently started a feeble thread trying to do that, complaining that they "dilute" the climbing discussions. well, i think they also dilute the off-topic discussions.

i'm just trying to understand. to the credit of these threads, they seem to keep certain obsessive individuals happily occupied, people whose turbulent milieux and manner of (to strain the sense of the word) reasoning often destroyed the spirit of discussion a couple of years ago in predecessors to these threads. perhaps it's a tradeoff.

me, i just can't seem to get anything decent going. among my recent flops:

euell gibbons
my wife beats me
national parkitecture

feel free to critique my thread concepts as well as to analyze dr. F's two 800-lb gorillas.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:06am PT
who ARE you, anyway?
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:13am PT
californians don't like the subject of fires, ron. we only talk about them when we have to, and feeling nostalgic about them? you can't get nostalgic about bad things that are sure to happen again soon.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:23am PT
haha--what a chicken. go ahead, click it--mental cruelty, even worse than S & M.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:28am PT
Not you
Wait
Who am i?
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:33am PT
ah, now we're getting somewhere, and this red-bearded entity could well be the key, since it was either he or his clone who, along with myself, was privy to recent conversations with the good doctor himself in a genuine on-topic setting which could bring us to the heart of at least one of the gorillas.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:35am PT
This is not my beautiful house!
This is not my beautiful wife!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:36am PT
I wonder what would happen if people didn't post to those threads? Hmmmmmmmm?????

As far as failures Tony, you've had a lot of great posts you don't have to be concerned. But if you want front page action, might I suggest a thread titled "Why the democrats and their ideas are so lame". Be prepared to bump it repeatedly like Fattrad on an overdose of go-juice to keep it on the front page. LOL
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:38am PT
we may be in the midst of a crisis. things can get dramatic fast on supertopo. if i call 9-1-1 will they be able to respond quickly in arizona?
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:45am PT
um, in response to the query posted by the entity with the "drljefe" avatar:

i am the only tony bird in this physical vicinity.

i am one of two guitar-playing tony birds on this planet with an interest in ethnic music.

i am one of two wearers of a "tony bird" nametag at the todd gordon party earlier this year; i'm the one most closely resembling the avatar photo which appears adjacent. i don't think the other fellow at that party plays the guitar, but i could be wrong.

when you've made wikipedia, you know you've made it. this is not me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bird
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:46am PT
Thread idea
Why Old Fakkas Refuse Crashpads
Or
The Legend of the Honey Bear and other outdated yet functional smoking utensils.
Or
Well
just add a rubber chicken to the mix.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:47am PT
now for the trick question:

how's rosebud?

p.s.:

olde fakkas set in their ways. a matter of well-honed conscience. your ass on a crashpad destroys all credit for a sit start.

honey bears? don't they get smoked along with the contents? yuck.

i see ronno is now submerged in the prurient interest of scrabble.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 09:55am PT
my trick question is taking some time, which means things are getting weirder and weirder. we could be engaging:

1. el jefe grande

2. clone of same

3. the ghost of orson welles

is this thread drifting already? i think not ...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 09:59am PT
Driftin and dreamin
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 10:11am PT
i got a pair of asolos three years ago. paid some good money, figured my aging feet need the extra support. i was also working construction at the time, and it felt good to wear them all day at the jobsite. the guy who sold them to me even recommended them for that.

in only a few months, the stitching started to come undone. i emailed asolo, an italian company, and got a nice reply from what i surmised must be a hot young outdoorsy woman in new england. did i ever get the treatment--new pair of asolos, two-day delivery. a few months later, not even working construction, same story. i treat them with "shoe goo". aging feet still feel pretty good in 'em. these puppies smear great but don't have much of an edge.

the same beautiful wife who beats me, almost daily, uses a VS cognac in her pie recipes. i'm what you might call a "kept man."

last night she beat me and our daughter twice. i was able to beat both of them once. i too live in a beautiful house, but it's not without its strangenesses.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 30, 2012 - 10:20am PT
Rosebud???

You're trippin boo.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 10:28am PT
i don't mind mentioning my tilley hat experience. i bought one of these entities, going on 4 years ago now. within a few months it developed a couple kinks along the rim of the brim which i couldn't get out in any way with my formidable array of mechanical devices (don't get your imagination going).

i refuse, repeat, refuse to send this hat back to the tilley organization. i followed their hifalutin instructions to a tee. they claim that it's "the finest in the world". that could well be, but a world class hat needs a world class sweatband and it don't got one. use by outdoorsy people south of canada, where the damned things are made, requires washings after practically every use. i bought this hat to look good as well as be functional. i don't want to flop around in those spiffless numbers put out by outdoor research and patagonia. this hat has looked like sh#t for the past three years, but my friends tell me it has "character", so i figure it isn't quite yet an eyesore.

if this ever reaches mr. tilley's eyes, he should know that two of my friends, very influential fellows in their own right, bought tilleys shortly after i did. god knows how many of their friends bought 'em as well. at A16 these days there's a big rack of tilleys, front and center, the minute you walk in the door. seventy-two-effing-bux ($72). don't be taken in.

ah, the red-bearded one has responded. we've got the clone here, and a beautiful woman may be in peril.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 30, 2012 - 10:36am PT
Why Old Fakkas Refuse Crashpads

Because they're way homo, or

Because I don't like to do sh#t hard enough to fall off of.

Especially if it's six inches off the ground......



Edit: Did you notice there's three of you chatty bastards dominating this thread? HAHA HA HA!!!!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 30, 2012 - 10:37am PT
I too wanted to start a pointless thread to attempt to rival those of Dr. F's.

But then I realized that he had the discussion genre pretty much sewn up.

At this point, due to the fact that I can mostly agree with his politics, I can see the discussion for what it is: A one sided, chain of goons attempting to speak well of a party that has pretty much fallen off the human scale, and those with brains pointing out how, why and when those goons are idiots.

Blame the fact that there are those who, to the outside inside/observer, seem to be so anti-America that they are willing to sell just about everything just to get themselves paid.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2012 - 10:38am PT
in fairness to mr. tilley, both of my friends' hats continue to look fine, but i doubt they get the use i give mine. however, when you think of the expenditure of common resources that must go into the making of a $72 finest-in-the-world hat, mr. tilley should be far more concerned about what went wrong with my hat, and i doubt a meager south-of-the-border merikan would merit such attention. i figure they would go the route of asolo and just fire off a brand-new one, and i been there.

ron, it sounds like you perhaps ought to be sidling up to the PTC, if you're old enough.

yes, jingy--dr. F--"how does he do it?"

um, when it gets that high, survival, i do something called rock climbing. call highballing what it really is, high-testicle-ing. i've seen enough crashpad stacking to recognize neanderthals trying to invent the wheel.
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