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weezy

climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
climbers are the pinnacle of maturity
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 31, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
she started it!
Mimi

climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
LOL, tarbaby. Thanks for the belated admission. And you're kidding yourself about CMac and his staff.

Threatened you with violence? As I recall, you were being a 5 star jerk and I think I stated something like having the same conversation in person at the base of a crag somewhere. No, I don't take myself seriously and the fact that you rub so many others the wrong way to gain merit is a self-indulgent and weak argument.

Let's start over. I will ignore you and you do the same. Seriously, just like old times before you got canned.

Happy New Year!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 31, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
Credit: bvb
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 31, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Let's start over. I will ignore you and you do the same. Seriously, just like old times before you got canned.

Happy New Year!
Good on mimi, what would you guy's do with all that extra energy?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 31, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
You know its possible to ignore someone without announcing it... like I get ignored all the time, and it rarely seems like people make a statement. lol.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 31, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Hi Kenny
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2012 - 11:50pm PT

"Yep, CMac is lazy when it comes to banning people."


Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Why does Mimi keep calling people Tarbaby??

Should I be appalled??
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:51am PT
Credit: bvb
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 1, 2013 - 03:02am PT
That GIF is frighteningly accurate.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:32am PT
Hahahahahaha oohh man cosmic i caant stop laughing at that .gif ! funniest sh#t i've ever seen on here.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:02am PT
You know its possible to ignore someone without announcing it... like I get ignored all the time, and it rarely seems like people make a statement. lol.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Dr F asked:
"Why does Mimi keep calling people Tarbaby?? Should I be appalled??"
No. She is directing that at Mewes. Consult the internet.


Wikipedia quoted below, no need for being racially offended.

"The Tar-Baby is a fictional character in the second of the Uncle Remus stories published in 1881; it is a doll made of tar and turpentine used to entrap Br'er Rabbit. The more that Br'er Rabbit fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes. In modern usage, "tar baby" refers to any "sticky situation" that is only aggravated by additional contact."






"In one tale, Br'er Fox constructs a doll out of a lump of tar and dresses it with some clothes. When Br'er Rabbit comes along he addresses the tar "baby" amiably, but receives no response. Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as the Tar-Baby's lack of manners, punches it, and in doing so becomes stuck. The more Br'er Rabbit punches and kicks the tar "baby" out of rage, the worse he gets stuck. Now that Br'er Rabbit is stuck, Br'er Fox ponders how to dispose of him. The helpless but cunning Br'er Rabbit pleads, "but do please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat brier-patch," prompting Fox to do exactly that. As rabbits are at home in thickets, the resourceful Br'er Rabbit escapes. Using the phrases "but do please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat brier-patch" and "tar baby" to refer to the idea of "a problem that gets worse the more one struggles against it" became part of the wider culture of the United States in the mid-20th century.[citation needed] The story was originally published in Harper's Weekly by Robert Roosevelt; years later Joel Chandler Harris wrote of the Tar-Baby in his Uncle Remus stories. A similar tale from African folklore in West Africa has the trickster Anansi in the role of Br'er Rabbit."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
re: Tar-Baby

"a problem that gets worse the more one struggles against it"

Mimi, Couch, Wiki... Thanks for the new metaphor!

"Quicksand" was getting old, lol!

.....

re: tar baby as a slur

The Oxford English Dictionary defines "tar baby" as "a difficult problem which is only aggravated by attempts to solve it", but the subscription-only version adds a second definition: "a derogatory term for a Black (U.S.) or a Maori (N.Z.)".

Several United States politicians—including presidential candidates John Kerry, John McCain, Michele Bachmann, and Mitt Romney—have been criticized by civil rights leaders, the media, and fellow politicians for using the "tar baby" metaphor. An article in The New Republic argued that people are "unaware that some consider it to have a second meaning as a slur" and it "is an obscure slur, not even known to be so by a substantial proportion of the population." It continued that, "those who feel that tar baby's status as a slur is patently obvious are judging from the fact that it sounds like a racial slur". In other countries, the phrase continues to refer to problems worsened by intervention.

Source: Wiki
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
Reminds me of one of the worst scene's in one of the worst movies ever:

kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Hey Wes, Recognize this place.
the Orphan.... I mean the Ronin
the Orphan.... I mean the Ronin
Credit: kennyt
it's on the Metolius website
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Yep. Is it dry? Seems like the top gets sun (melts off) all but 2-3 weeks out of the year.

The gf is leaving for a week and I need to get out from behind this stupid desk!

ooo, I know... I should go clean off Pimp Juice and Quality!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
I was out that way today and the first gate was locked at monitor jct., much snow.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
The Question at Hand

Should I be Appalled or Not???

Tarbaby!!!!

I'm sorry, but I will not call anyone a Tarbaby.

Mimi, why are you calling Mechrist a tarbaby?

Mechrist, are you OK with Mimi calling you a Tarbaby?
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