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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Since Bill helped me out with pictures in 79-80 and wasn't adequately compensated and since all my pictures from the old days were destroyed i will purchase some of his pictures- if he wants to sell some scanned copies? Blitzo get ahold of me.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
What if the car expenses that Will mentioned could be tallied/estemated and that could be a preliminary goal to work toward.I can see Blitzo as a Sable kind of guy.

I asked him last August in Vedauwoo if he'd lost weight and he said he'd gone from about 180 to 147. So I wasn't entirely surprised last fall to hear what the cause was.

I wonder if someone could act as an agent/Pimp for his amazing and historic photo collection?

Credit: Jaybro
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
I can only offer an piece for auction

Credit: Ron Anderson

The above is a photo of the last piece i put up for an auction here- an 8 " golden trout. I have a fifteen inch trout blank, that i will paint to the winners choice- Golden, Brookie , Rainbow, or brown trout. It will be set up similar to the above piece, a full 360 degree desk top piece. These normally retail around 300 to 350.00. Please allow 30 days for me to complete the piece in the specie of your choice, it is a 100% reproduction with perfect detail. If you like--place a bid!


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
That's real nice Ron.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
A working car is probably the most important tool you can have if you do construction work.

Work out the paypal scenario and I'll put $50.00 in towards insuring Elcap's car for Blitzo.

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:51pm PT

OK here are 12 philo 'toons for your fundraising pleasure.
Same deal as the Big Mike Fundraiser.

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Hoh Man.

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Generic Crap Bivy.

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What do you mean no more rope?

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Sh#t and Pitch.

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Tuna Can.

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Say What.

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Another fine mess.

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Philbert's dilema.

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Hueco Thanx.

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Cajun Style.

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Indecent Exposure.

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Sleep Tight.

After I said I would sell the originals I remembered that most all of them are drawn on the backs of letters I wrote. Fortunately I was able to re-gather them years ago which is how they ended up in Robbie's Black Canyon Guide book.
So I am proposing to sign a limited number of prints for the fundraiser.
I know you all can just take the unsigned ones for free right off the inturdnet, but imagine if you were the one injured and in need. What do you say to a nominal fee of $10 each or three for $25 for signed 'toons.


Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:52pm PT

"I wonder if someone could act as an agent/Pimp for his amazing and historic photo collection?"...

What GUD timing on your part Jay...

Talked with the n00b just yesterday and he in fact has located someone that appears to want to be his acting "Agent"...

Hopefully it pans out...

He sure has a TON of really good photo's...


Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:53pm PT


Now that things are rolling...

how do we get it ORGANIZED and to the BLOOT???...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
A) set up paypal account

B) Get the photos cataloged and a listing .

C) Cross referemnce this thread to the "other" sites.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
While hoping that he does well by this, and well in every sense, I wonder
about the F%#king IRS getting interested as a result of setting up
a PayPal or a bank account.

climber a single wide......
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
I am enough of a social animal that I still think a gathering where we all come out armed with ducats merits a thought?

Maybe a Clark & Blitzfest?

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
When you make a donation to someone via paypal, you can designate it as a gift.
If it's less than $14,000 in a year, no one needs to be concerned about any tax implications.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
So many other fundriasers going on...

Why not one for BLITZO???...

I think it's a fine idea. When I heard of the situation in the fall, I was told it was to be kept "quiet". So that may have been part of the "why". If it's all transparent now, and Blitzo gives a thumbs up, then of course, the support efforts should become more wide spread...

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
My brother in law has been battling multiple myoloma since a few months after 9-11 and thinks they are related (he lives in lower Manhattan).

I don't think I've even met Blitzo but put me down for a couple of double sawbucks (though perhaps "Blizfest" might be a misleading name,... then again, not).
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Give your money to Blitzo guys. He needs it more!!
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Jesus I wish I could help.

Now, this is not a troll, but I need money too, seriously, what does a healthy (I hope) kidney go for? Jennie says "don't be stupid", but I do not want us to be evicted into the (it's snowing now, in March, in Ireland, sort of weird) cold.

I would love to help Blitzo, and I think you Supertopians know that I would if I could.

Is there a website where one can (sell/organize) one's organs? I am phucking serious, a lunatic perhaps, as someday I may need two kidneys if one fails, but...

John, the public health nurse is going to see if he can get us a council flat, but there is a two-year waiting list. I was doing so well (financially) until Jen's medical condition.

And any accommodation must be safe and secure for Jennie (first they call it absconding, then wandering, but apparently the term is now "walking"). And we will not leave Boots behind, so a place that will take cats.

I will, if I have to, sell a kidney.

The best I can do for Blitzo is send positive vibes.

Blitzo, stick in there. If I can muster up some funds, I will send them to you via pay pal or whatever. We all have to stick together.

Cancer sucks. I lost my closest brother, Mac, the winemaker, last May 18 (lung/liver cancer), and my sister Mary (2011) to breast cancer.

But dementia sucks too. (I lost my mother to Alzheimer's, and three of her sisters too.)


I just won 250 (wish it was 250,000, that would get me out of a bind) on the Daily Millions. Tell me the Pay Pal details for Blitzo, and I'll donate 50. That's the best I can do. But I will do it.

Another EDIT

To Patrick Compton and supporters of the three who messed up in Peru. They, by whatever means or people, asked for funds to continue their journey, or get dental work (sounds fishy, four teeth broken and six implants, my late mom was a dentist, four teeth broken equals four implants, at best, IMO. Okay perhaps there was periphereal damage to other teeth). Or an airplane ticket home, after messing up. Chancers. Fecking chancers.

Pat, BVB, Largo, Blitzo... these and others are genuine cases, are the ones who deserve help, not some effing idiots with corporate sponsorship (ie van) and loving relatives back in the USA.

These three can raise $25,000 plus through their stupidity. Sick. While more meaningful people need better help. These three are as#@&%es compared to those on the Taco Stand who really need help.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
When you get it figured out i'll contribute.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
I was on the verge of deleting my previous post, as it almost seemed self-serving.

But Jim kicked in about the 'details'. Listen, I think that I can muster up 50, not really but I will, because, because, I can identify. Damn it, if I could just sell one of my novels or win the lottery, then the people on the forum who really need help...

Not some Jackson Hole chancers.

I guess I have a bit of a problem with that issue. Maybe I should look in the mirror.


Wouldn't it be intersting if the Peruvian Three would contribute to Blitzo and others. Fat chance. But it would be great PR on their part.

Another EDIT

I guess selling a kidney is not a good idea, but desperation sometimes makes people not think what is the intelligent course of action. I will have to just work harder from home, if I have one.

All is not lost. I think that Blitzo, BVB, Pat and others are in (hopefully not) worse positions than I am. Desperation can lead to stupid decisions.


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:27pm PT

PM'd you. . .

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Perhaps an address or P.O. Box for those who don't use Paypal...

Thank you
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