The "you're gonna die" people


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this just in

north fork
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Nice pics vitaliy. Those aren't maggots though, they're baby scorpions.

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

Social climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Go ahead and live forever and prove us wrong.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Those aren't maggots though, they're baby scorpions.

WELL! In the point I am making, THEY ARE maggots! :)
this just in

north fork
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Haha. F*#kin maggots.

The Granite State.
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
I think Vitialy has the right idea.

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
call the waaambulance. Everyone dies, I just hope I die from something other than slow illness. Dying from climbing is fine by me, but being eaten by a shark while surfing sounds even better.

we don't even know what dying means, so why fear something that might be awesome? Or it might be nothing, or it might be awful. We don't have a clue.
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Until we each realize that our individual death is our illusion we will have talks like this and think we are victims of our friend's death and express some pain/hurt or anger. Well, I can say Cosmic.

I am reminded of a song by Queen but the words don't persist. For one death --one thought, move on.

Social climber
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:25am PT
Long been a subject of some humour...

Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.

The Bard

Big Wall climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:25pm PT

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:31pm PT

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
I think that dealing with death using a sense of humor (as much as is possible, at any particular time) is more healthy than dealing with it using a head-in-the-sand religion.

I hope that after I pass away, with time the people that knew me and cared about me will smile when they remember me, and find something about that memory to laugh about.

Feb 12, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
That's the plan. I sure as heck won't survive my own life!

I have lost folks, including a few in the scuba diving world. I don't take that phrase in a dark way. It's a warning about what you are doing, heck, I can die slipping in my shower. It is also a statement about the inevitable, that it will happen. When, how, why... You can control only so much. I'll do my best on keeping myself and those around me safe and the rest... Well, it is what it is.


High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Vitaliy, love the picture of Russell's north side there. TFPU.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Used to be a life wimp, now I'm a life liver.....well I mean I livers fine....I think. :D liver lynne :D

So deliver us from evils, weevils, all the phake Elvises and devil-may-care turdes who like claiming a certainty in an ironic manner, turning death on it's head. And this sort of deliverance is useful for lots of things, humor being one. Black humor, as practiced by Vonnegut, who thought saw a way out alive, but changed his mind later when he passed away, is what this phrase is about, making light of a dark subject.

This thread is gonna die--just like "He Died Doing What He Loved" died. We wore the topic out. And here it is, in another guise.

The Biography of Sinuousityby O'Slide tells us that if one is cowardly in his approach to life, in other words, a "life wimp," then he is a sheep and is eligible for shearing, just on principle, by the wolves of the land...

Nature Rules.

Lynnie delivers.

Mouse drivels.

And then you die.

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Bruce Willis is working on a new sequal.
There is going to be climbing in it.
The title of the movie is;


Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Vitaliy, love the picture of Russell's north side there. TFPU.

I second that! What an amazing face. Gotta be some SICK line on there hitherto untouched. And I think there's a Beckey route on the right side of it.

I'm pro-YGD. It has become my mantra. And it serves me well in ALL of my adventures (climbing or not).
Captain...or Skully

Feb 14, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
My parents used to tell us as kids that we were gonna die. It's all good.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
drama queen?
perpetual life?

I surrender

Let us all go die


Great pics Vitaly
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