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Captain...or Skully

climber
Feb 2, 2013 - 05:28pm PT


Ol' Mark is wise, huh, Rankin?
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 2, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Hudon.........great advice and words to live by! Never had a bad experience in 38 years of going to Yosemite........that I didn't deserve. It's no different than anyother place, if you mind yer biz, no one will blow yer buzz.
Peace
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 2, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Captain, wise indeed.

edit: also Badass!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 2, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
hope to see you soon in your de-compressed state, Rodger

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Please don't wander too far...

Surrounded by good company, I'd say...and part of very happy memories ...
Surrounded by good company, I'd say...and part of very happy memories of my first trip to Yosemite. ")
Credit: LilaBiene

(And my apologies to Nita all the way to the right -- this was the only picture I managed to take where you can actually read the names!)

A
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Another ST kiss off letter?

Don't take it so serious, man!

Why are reality TV shows so popular?

(Sure, I'll answer my own damned question)

It's a snap shot of a world you don't live in.

pawn shops, choppers, crab fishing, who gives a rat's asss.

bolt chopping, rebublicans, lance, the valley in the 80's,

what music are you listening to? ditto.

double dyno ditto.

Don't take it so serious, dude.

Negative?

Show me a comedian who's isn't.



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Ed that is an absolutely wonderful pic of Brokedown climber.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
A little civility would be nice.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
I want to work on Brokedown's Ranch,
and eat Steaks every day.

:)
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Hey Broken Down Climber, I'm stoned so no matter what I say I will take it wrong. I like that pic of you - looks like you're a real mellow guy. Thanks for your contribution here. This is a great place.

Hey, Cosmic, you were not there when I started this post of mine, I said I'm stoned and there you are - pretty cosmic.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
philo, it is just a reminder of why STForum is such a wonderful place to meet up and plan climbing trips...

...even with all the bullsh#t, good stuff happens away from the melodrama, real stuff happens indeed.
johnr9q

Sport climber
Sacramento, Ca
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:41am PT
help me out here. Who is t*r
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 07:09am PT
Thanks to Ed for reminding me of the great day we had climbing in 2010; that was my "comeback trail trailhead" climb, atop Manure Pile Buttress after completing "After Six." That was exactly 3 1/2 months after breaking 7 ribs and 2 cervical vertabrae in Eldorado; at the time it was taken I was still (unknown to me!) very anemic with very low hematocrit. I bitched the whole time that I didn't have any endurance! Thanks, Ed!
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Feb 3, 2013 - 07:55am PT
when the st forum was started it was cool...you knew almost everyone on it.
every thread was pertinent to climbing.

now it a forum of haters. Ive been attacked just about everytime i have posted here by people that i dont even know....especially around cocktail hour.


stay tuned for proper climbing content

erok
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 3, 2013 - 08:29am PT
Bitter ol guy....I like your Rodney Dangerfield take on supertopo...What comedians aren't negative...Excellent...
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Feb 3, 2013 - 08:43am PT
I've taught my daughter that for someone to affect me, I have to care what they think of me. If I don't care what they think, they can't affect me.
I pity people here who degenerate into name calling and slander, they cause me to think that the are very unhappy and insecure. I pity them but they don't affect me.

Two thumbs up for what Ed said just above, I met a lot of wonderful people her on ST, more than a few are on their way to becoming very good friends. Since I've been dealing with selling Ian's gear, I've been simply floored by the generosity of our fellow SuprtTopians.
jstan

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Everyone who comes on ST does so for their own reasons. We have learned how to deal with that
in real life. In a way it is unfortunate that this new medium, the internet, persuades us we can
with impunity, amp ourselves up. Uniformly posters say on meeting face to face, "You are not as
bad as your posts."

On the other hand it is interesting that we drop the face we have learned to display in real life. If
I were a psychiatrist I would talk to my patients only via the internet. Freud can be left in the
dust. Really.

Personally I would consider the option of slandering someone on ST to be very like disrobing in
public. There is not a dime's worth of difference between the two.

A word on the mammary thread. Over the past few million years women and men have evolved
so as best to carry out their roles. Those roles are different. Very different. To see this you need
only reflect for ten seconds on the fact within living memory women were considered to be
chattel property. Much the same as your cattle or your horse. Like men though, they too are very
diverse and they will respond variously.

We all would be well served were we to renormalize. From here on to consider females to be
extra galactic aliens only recently transported to earth. Even better, were we to allow for the fact
we can't be sure we were here first.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:34am PT
^^^^^^

Now, that is Supertopo at it finest.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:35am PT

^^^
+1

Credit: locker
...

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:45am PT
I've taught my daughter that for someone to affect me, I have to care what they think of me. If I don't care what they think, they can't affect me.
I pity people here who degenerate into name calling and slander, they cause me to think that the are very unhappy and insecure. I pity them but they don't affect me.

That is very Zen Mark - i really dig that - and strive for it myself.
But you also don't get into the mix - you don't ever get real - or honest with your feelings. That said - I would never ever argue or debate any of this "stuff" in real life.

But are there not times you want to fight? - or take a stand for something - or speak truth to a lie -or call a dumb ass a dumb ass?
You certainly take a stand on shitty weak ass pro on walls lol - you must think in your head -"what kind of pussy had to pound this in here when there is a perfectly good placement here" lol
you must have opinions?
Probably very, very strong opinions - but you keep them to yourself on ST?

It's funny - after meeting 100's of ST folks - I can attest that the most reserved people on ST can often be the most argumentative and non-zen in real life - and vice-versa. Blue is a really good example.
Certainly not always though - some folks are just dicks everywhere...lol
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