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weezy

climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
this thread disgusts me. absolutely disgusts me.

here we are, arguing about a stupid ass Cadillac commercial while eight beautiful Corvettes were swallowed up by some commie pinko socialist America-hating sinkhole in the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/12/sinkhole-opens-up-at-national-corvette-museum-swallows-cars/

let's take a moment to honor the memory of these fine automobiles...

 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil"
 1962 "Black Corvette"
 1984 PPG pace car
 1992 white "1 Millionth Corvette"
 1993 ruby red "40th Anniversary Corvette"
 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
 2009 white "1.5 Millionth Corvette"
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
Damn those commie pinkholes!


wait...that doesn't sound quite right.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
I like what WTF posted.

Selling the farm in order to pay the piper is what domestic productivity is all about in our modern times. Of course it's always been hard to pay the freight and not feel personally ripped off...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 12, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Nope,

I find it offensive that we aren't that country anymore.

ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 13, 2014 - 01:18am PT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 01:27am PT
It must be a bummer to be employed by old farts rSin.

You could have been anything, instead you went to art school and were trained in bitterness as a path to success...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 01:48am PT
Self employed...

Is another way of saying pooch me without any civil remedy. Share cropping while offered the same wages a payroll employee is legally entitled to.

At least you have the pride of place that obligates you to be suspect to the tax authorities while chasing down money you've earned that the "client" doesn't feel you deserve.

Before you get all jehad on me, understand I do the same thing. The only true benefit is flexibility concerning time off. Nice, but in reality it's just an "as needed" construct to dry you out financially until you're willing to be chiseled down some more when a job appears.

Does this sound familiar ? Carpenters are the biggest fools because it's fun to do and will think it's not truly valuable in comparison to other trades like plumbers and electricians.
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:09am PT
I thought I knew that guy from somewhere:

Credit: Canadian Club

Also see: Your Dad Was Not a Metrosexual

Edit: Guy in boat may be DMT's doppelgänger!

Eric
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:15am PT
rSin,

I supervise vainglorious people like you who's only stake in a project is having bought a tape measure, a hammer and a tool belt.

Nothing personal, but there's a mathematical reason regarding value in regard to the value of people who do what you do and the value of what I do. Expand your knowledge and you can possibly demand more money.

Life is actually fair but really rough.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:39am PT
That's the spirit...

Do you wonder why you are the first to go, after the push ? ( every project has a push) It's because you're really good at what you do, but everybody's had enough of your bullsh#t.

I've never met you, but your act is a dime a dozen.

At the end of the day, everyone just wants to have achieved something. The "man" who you think is Hitler is actually not much different from you. Everybody has to answer to someone and the person who oversees it all has a huge obligation to make sure everything that's going on is done according to contract.

The money only flows when certain milestones are met regarding the contract. Of course you know all this and will tell me that life would be better if Che and the Beard were in charge.

They're not.
John M

climber
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:00am PT
rsin wrote this on the what time do you go to work thread.

who can sleep more than 20 minutes straight?

now we know one reason why he is so pissed off all the time. who wouldn't be if they couldn't sleep.

seems to have skills. must make decent money. yet he is always pissed. why can't you sleep rsin? and why are you always pissed off? or at least appear that way on the taco?

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:12am PT
Actually, "the push" is the person who pays for the project that pays us all, trying as hard as they can to get the most value out of their money spent. It sucks for all to work like that but boo hoo hoo, you know ?

rSin, you think this is an us against them thing but really, the foot is down on everyone including the general contractor. Grow up.

There's a minimum wage and then there's more if you're willing to make a bigger commitment. I've had fists like yours shaken in my face like it's me who's taken a personal interest in prolonging your particular misery. One man is always there at 10pm on a Friday night catching up on what trades didn't do.

Are your loved ones more valuable ? Think about it when you say "we'll caulk it later" or, "it's just a patch" but you never do what it takes to finish.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:35am PT
Don't forget to send your construction worker resume the next time you need to make money.

Remember to include your extracurricular interests in the Hello Kitty pillow stuffing society. You poor thing, how did it all become so unfair ?

You did movie work and have the nerve to complain about how hard it is to be you ? HAHAHAHA ! ! ! So light...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 03:52am PT
Remember to let the cat out rSin...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:04am PT
That's right, I'll have to put my sedan chair in the garage and send the slaves home so they can be fresh to face the day... Perks of management you know, those Romans were definitely on to something.

But rSin, why are all the shovels and pry bars in my garage ? And why am I the one who uses them the most ?

I think I need to read a page from your book. The book I grew up on seems old school...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:14am PT
Just take next August and go off someplace to climb.

Take along a good caddy.

Enjoy the five-nineteenth hole.

It's a cruise if you stay on the right, yrgd if ye don't.

I recommend la Mothe.

He'll stay the course.

He's the Louper.

He sees you sleeping.

He'll even f*#kin' drive FOR you.

Who could ask for more?

Auto Madden Sales, Oakland, JL Square.

"Be Sure, de Cadillac."
--de Sourisiousli

RSin, you called shotgun, dude, cuz I heard ya, vucker.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:41am PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Laumet_de_La_Mothe,_sieur_de_Cadillac
Do not forget to drive blind drunk.  Where's the keys to my Navigator?
Do not forget to drive blind drunk. Where's the keys to my Navigator?
Credit: mouse from merced
I never want to see another pig bird barbecue, I don't know about you....
I never want to see another pig bird barbecue, I don't know about you. Aloha vista, wahine!
Credit: mouse from merced
After the Yosemite Flying Pigs and Chickens Club "tour" of Hilo.


bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Feb 13, 2014 - 08:57am PT
how insecure do you have to be to find offense in a car ad?

my theory: your level of offense (measured by the bitterness and envy in your post) is directly proportional to your level of insecurity (you know, how all hot girls who won't date you are bitches)

it's exactly the attitude expressed in the ad that made Yvon Chouinard determine to find a way to protect a smooth-sided parallel finger crack...yeah, he went there and offered a way for the rest of us to go there, too...he also built a successful (lib translation: evuhl) CORPORATION
MisterE

climber
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:14am PT
how insecure do you have to be to find offense in a car ad?

my theory: your level of offense (measured by the bitterness and envy in your post) is directly proportional to your level of insecurity

Nailed it.

I thought the ad was ridiculous and a little funny.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:32am PT
Nice caddy!

Another hippy drum circle complainer.

Caddy's are still pretty popular!
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