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Trad climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Speaking of rolling over in his grave, there are plans to build a nuclear power plant near the city of Green river Utah, and draw water from the Green river for cooling.
Kinda like the worlds largest middle finger being lifted to Ed.
May the offspring of the monkey wrench gang descend on this project like a......well....like a really big monkey wrench gang.

Trad climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Kind of makes you want to believe in the afterlife. Can you imagine Ed's ghost plaguing the Green River Plant?

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The great state of advaita
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
> It is great that he had a clandestine burial in the desert.

Hear, hear! I can't remember where I read an account of that, but I found it to be quite moving, maybe because I've read so much of his work.

> He was one the few people who could piss off rednecks and hippies to an equal degree.

Yes, loved that about him. He did not suffer ideologues and was so adroit with his language he could take out swaths with his pen and they wouldn't even know it sometimes.

I think he represented the kind of Dad I always wanted. Would have taught me a lot, not just from a technical skill point of view, but also how to think. We wouldn't have agreed on everything and probably had some good father/son conflicts, but in the end, through those struggles, we'd have gotten to know each other better, gained respect and would have grown our love.

He probably would tell me what I just wrote was full of it, but way more eloquently!

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