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MH2

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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 24, 2009 - 08:10pm PT


The Art of Suffering

Chopin

Śmingus Dyngus

Films by Marek Klonowski

okay, not quite all climbing-related, but appreciation-worthy
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 24, 2009 - 08:46pm PT
on a climbing related note... the polish speaking dudes that show up at devils lake are quite frequently just bold as all getout. sometimes recklessly so. sometimes i'm seriously impressed.


Salamanizer

Trad climber
Vacaville Ca,
Feb 24, 2009 - 09:29pm PT
Polish and proud!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 24, 2009 - 09:55pm PT
Bump for potato vodka and my friend, Polish Bob!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:00pm PT
James A. Michener's "Poland" was one of his best books written, IMHO.
rockermike

Mountain climber
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:06pm PT
hey, can you put some footnotes for us idiots; I don't catch any of your references.

I searched for famous Poles; only three I've heard of , Chopin, Conrad, and the ex pope.

I have known a few very pretty Polish women. ha
Salamanizer

Trad climber
Vacaville Ca,
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:06pm PT
OKRZYKI!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:11pm PT
rockermike, read the history of the entire people. I think Michener captured it well. An incredible nation that did their best and fought hard.

Know many of yo hate the religious stuff, and I am not into organized religion but, wasn't one of the more recent and good catholic popes from Poland ? Was it Pope John ? lrl
Fletcher

Trad climber
here to eternity
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:14pm PT
How about Copernicus?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
Maiden name; Andrea Tomaszewski;......those Polish Catholic Eastern bloc chicks RULE!.....I married one.......

Andrea Gordon

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:47pm PT
I rest my case : DD And she has the (can I say) nads to raise Todd, Beck and the tweens. :DD Jess jokin' Mr. Gordo.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:54pm PT
hey there... say, back when i was studying languages... i always like writing the polish words... there long... and then i'd see how the cyrillic languages, had symbols for those very same sounds, so you wouldn't have to write them all out...

course, the cyrillic alphabet languages, have there OWN long words, so i reckon its a draw... :)


fun printed matter, though.... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 24, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
hey there todd... say:

wow, thanks for the family history note... :)
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
can you put some footnotes











1. Kinga Baranowska - interviewed in a movie I saw Sunday.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 24, 2009 - 11:54pm PT
Growing up in Chicago I'm 'down' with Polaks; got a great sister-in-law for one. In my numerous dealings with russkies I have tried to explain amerrycans' penchant for polak jokes. This was completely beyond their ken as polaks represent all that is progressive and cool.

Slava Polakami!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 25, 2009 - 12:40am PT
Grass climbing in the Tatras!!!
Fletcher

Trad climber
here to eternity
Feb 25, 2009 - 12:46am PT
And then there's Marie Skłodowska Curie.

Lot's of poles in Fletch's family.

Fletch
Fletcher

Trad climber
here to eternity
Feb 25, 2009 - 12:49am PT
Back to climbing related: Wanda Rutkiewicz... hello!

Fletch
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2009 - 03:52am PT
Euroford
bold like Pete Cleveland in the Needles or Tommy Deutschler leading Gill's Nose?

MrE
Polish Bob, for sure

Lynne
I read a large part of "Poland". They got attacked from north, south, east, and west, more than once, and I never even got to WWI. Does Poland hold some kind of record as a battleground?

Salamanizer
A Polish friend translates OKRZYKI! as "scream"?

Todd
I'll just shut up and appreciate.

neebee
I am told that spelling is simple for Poles whereas pronounciation is damned hard for non-natives.

Reilly
I wonder if this connects with the Poles at Devil's Lake

kunlun_shan
a good read
a selection (author Mark Synott):
**
One time, Jan was heading up to climb a route on the Great Tower when he realized that several rangers were hot on his trail. The rangers, suspecting it was Muscat, called in for backup. Muscat was soon surrounded by 17 rangers carrying guns and walky talkies. But when they closed the noose, Muscat, and his dog, had vanished. To this day the rangers still can't figure out how he got away.


I've climbed with a lot of different people over the years, but I don't think I've ever met anyone with a greater passion for the sport than Jan Muscat.
**

Fletch
Vanda Root-key-a-vitch: unstoppable
She was the center of the film on Polish Women Mountaineers, in which Kinga also appeared.
















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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Feb 25, 2009 - 12:53pm PT
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