What is the Zeitgeist of Supertopo?


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Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 20, 2008 - 01:37am PT
If you had to summarily define it.

been thinking about this a bit, but no much luck nailing it down.

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 20, 2008 - 01:38am PT
Remember Heisenberg, don't be too quick to nail...

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2008 - 02:01am PT
true enough. only by looking at the history do we know, but we have not yet written the history.

good point

Trad climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:29am PT
And it also will depend on who is writing the history. If they are willing, I vote for a collaborative effort of DMT, L, and Werner... But there still is much story to be told.

Whatever the zeitgeist may be, I think it has something to do with a butterfly flapping its wings in a Brazilian rainforest...

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:32am PT
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."


Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 20, 2008 - 02:46am PT
Life is a sh^t sandwich
and each day
you take a bigger bite.


Trad climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 08:13am PT
lol... no kidding Radical...I can't find my dictionary and on this older computer "Zeitgeist" is not on the spell check.

Trad climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 08:38am PT
ahh...good old google:

Zeitgeist (pronounced [ˈt͡saɪtgaɪst] (help·info)) is a German language expression literally translated: Zeit, time; Geist, spirit, meaning "the spirit of the age and its society". The word zeitgeist describes the intellectual, cultural, ethical and political climate of an era or also a trend. In German, the word has more layers of meaning than the English translation, including the fact that Zeitgeist can only be observed for past events.

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:03am PT
Das ist bettar:

"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of an identified group of people, that expresses a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression.

So to answer the original question, the Zeitgeist of ST could be summarized thusly:

Angry, white males Zenyatta cheap climbers rockfall Coz sends McCainobama!!!!111111

Social climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:05am PT

Get Higher.

Gym climber
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:44am PT
Post post post.

Send send send.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Oct 20, 2008 - 10:32pm PT
"Screw it, I'm going Climbing." (Overheard in J. Tree at a local climbing venue in response to political and financial news) Good response I thought to the "spirit of our time". LRL

Stoked OW climber
San Jose, CA
Oct 22, 2008 - 03:25pm PT
that MacBeth thing.

Social climber
Seattle, Wa
Oct 22, 2008 - 03:38pm PT
It's all Bush's fault.

Trad climber
Indiana (the other Mideast)
Oct 22, 2008 - 05:10pm PT
Stich nailed it! LOL!

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 22, 2008 - 05:13pm PT
a Zeitgeist is kinda like a gestalt,
or at least they used to date.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 03:05am PT

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:25am PT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:26am PT
I think this just about covers it...


Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Yer gonna die?
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