Terry Gross Appreciation Thread


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 41 - 53 of total 53 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 25, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
I have to say, though, Gene totally owns her in this one, IMO. She let it get personal and broke down. The guy may be an ass, but I also would like to have heard more about him and his perspectives and less about how offended TG was.

yeah. Gene Simmons was just a fat Jewish kid doing his shtick, and Gross got huffy and began asking loaded questions.

it's on youtube

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:34am PT
If it's not about Broadway musicals, she's pretty useless. Her "questions" regarding any science-related topic are absolutely cringe worthy.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:41am PT
I would love to hear her interview Dingus McGee! She would know things about him that he had no idea of...

She would bring out what a fascinating person, accomplished in many disparate fields he is! Something that I do t think comes across here, on the Taco very well.

I'd pay money to hear her just have him take her on a tour of his Van! You wouldn't believe whats going on in there!!

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:55am PT
She may not be as overrated as Dr Sprock seems to think, but she does like
soft pitch ball. She's no Dick Cavett or Steve Allen. That said I do
enjoy her more often than not. I'm gonna listen to the Gene Simmons one
as I can totally seem him owning her. He might be an ass but he's no dummie.

Trad climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
I had heard 'about' the Gene Simons interview but had never previously actually heard it. That guy has got to be one of the most creepy individuals ever to walk on the this earth. He ought to be euthanized...and all his women too to make sure the seed doesn't spread. lol

As to Terry, I like her. To my mind her touch is precisely that she isn't confrontational and yet can ask rather pointed questions without putting the guest on the defensive. She comes across - generally - as an interested friend rather than the inquisition trying to find dirt.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
TG: "Dingus may I call you Dingus?"
DM: People call me many things Terry...
TG:Okaythen, Dingus, it has been said that you lived in Teepee for several years, and that you paid rent of a dollar each year
DM: You can never pay the same rent twice Terry
TG: um, okay? That brings up another question, you have said many times ( if that's possible) in many situations that you can " Never cross the same river twice"
DM: Act-ually, you can't even cross the same river once...
TG: and yet upon giving directions to Reese Mountain, you tell people that you cross the creek at least four times, sometimes as many as six or seven on a wet year. How is that possible?
DM: we'll terry that's just practical shorthand, in point of fact at each crossing you are not the same person, and the water is not the same as you crossed before, but the creek is in large part the water so you aren't crossing the same creek technically, but I do want people to find their way to the crag....
TG: can we talk about you winches? Oof!
DM: oh don't mind Lute he just wants you to throw that handball so he can chase it.
TG: here, in this tiny room?
DM: sure, it never hits the same thing twice
TG: we'll okay?

. I'm gonna listen to the Gene Simmons one
as I can totally seem him owning her. He might be an ass but he's no dummie.

Obviously you haven't heard the interview! Wherein he shows clearly that not only Is he an Ass, but the dumbest of the dummies. If he hadn't beaten the misfits to clown makeup we would never have heard of him

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 26, 2014 - 01:31pm PT

Wow, my fist successful troll, and leave it to me to be sincere! Does it still count?

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
Jaybro, HaHaHa! Watch Henry Rollins' interview with Gene Simmons and you'll
see a good interview by someone who didn't want to talk about makeup for 20 minutes.


Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 26, 2014 - 02:13pm PT
I nearly crashed my car listening to that Gene Simmons interview!
My last job involved a one-hour commute each way, filled almost every day with NPR, those days when I left in time for Fresh Air were the best. My current job now involves a 30 second commute to my home office, so much less NPR, and much less of Terry. I accept that her inflection is weird, but where else can you hear long interesting conversational interviews like that? Perhaps she doesn't deserve all the credit, NPR is simply the only outlet for this format.

There's a climb in RRG called "I heard it on NPR", which was named following a great weekend meeting new climbing friends from many disparate walks of life, but the common feature of all the campfire discussions was not climbing, all the best conversations started with "I heard on NPR...".


Dingus McGee

Social climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 04:04pm PT

Well Terry, you choose your GPS points the same and still get to a different locations but we all meet up on Reese Summit somehow. You cannot cross the same river once but ya can have the same numbers, get it???

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 26, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
That's the suff Dingus! It would clearly go over the heads of the listening public. They call it a bicameral mind, but most people cant process one thought on one channel let alone multitask.

Ms Gross though would be with you asking the next question based on that input; it's all trolling....
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 04:33pm PT
Terry Grose interviews Jammer

;intro skipped boring for Terry
Jammer, Bob Scarpelli said real men don't spread their Legs. I see you claimed to the Brits that you boulder V12 but seemed not to have enough leg spread to do the problem as a simple big spread. If V0 is for real men how real are you at V12?

Jammer: I am more interested in talking about my last blow Job.

Terry: Oh, I am sorry we are out of time on this session.


.next session

Terry: Will it be okay if I just can call you "Jam"? We are running tight on time, Sweetie. Oh, Sorry, I am getting hungary. What are your three favorite climbs at the VU?

Jam: Yes MaM, They would be Spectre MaM, Soft Parade and Strong Love. I have done 'em a lot.

Terry: Jam, I see you made this post 3 times on Mt Project about ratings at the VU:
A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards.
and the comment was in reference to the routes// Soft Parade, Spectre Man and Strong Love.

Jam: I try to make sense to everyone but I am having a hard time with you, MS Gross.

Terry: Jam, that is okay a lot of men fall for my soft spoken manner. So Jam, can we talk about that Blow Job? It seems you like repetition and feel relatively soft about Scarpelli's ratings which have stood the test of time. Have you ever had a fist sandwitch from Bob? Aren't ratings at the VU sand bagged and yet you say soft? Jam, skip that question the audience wants to hear about you and Pamela, the offwidth queen, may we pry?

Jam: Sex at Noon Taxes.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 27, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
I confess, I did spread my legs for bob Scarpelli.
-that was the only way I kept him from stuffing me in that garbage can!

-True Story!

Edit re gene simmons

I just listened to the Rollins interview and the Terry Gross back to back. The difference was that Rollins for all the bravado and shouting, that is his trademark, totally softballed the interview. It sounded to me like every question was one Simmons wrote himself, ones that he had prepared answers for. He was annoyed with terry gross for asking him questions he didn't want to have to think about, instead of answering her he just went for a juvenile snarky response, to get a reaction, sometimes it worked, and most times was just tedious. which is kinda the whole Kiss shtick, that hides the fact that they wore lame make up etc to take attention away from their generic "rock" and completely forgettable lyrics. Does anyone know a kiss song besides the party all night one?

Inspite of that, she did get some answers from him, and got him to actually divulge some things. Unlike the other interview where Rollins just let him babble and patted him on the back.
Messages 41 - 53 of total 53 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews