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High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 25, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
On replacing a garbage disposer...

This absolutely is one of the best reasons YouTube is important... Thank you, thank you. I watched this before I went to Home Depot - the salesman at Home Depot was super nice and supportive and I came home and installed the disposal. And yep - I'm a woman. And very proud of this accomplishment. The video took the mystery out of "how to." Thanks!



The internet and its accoutrements have changed EVERYTHING. In one generation!
“There Is NOTHING New Under The Sun” - Ecclesiastes


One exaggeration to counterpoint another. :)

Social climber
Oct 26, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Recent and well-deserved winner of the Nobel prize for lit, Alice Munro:

the author
the author
Credit: somebody else

"As soon as a man and woman of almost any age are alone together within four walls it is assumed that anything may happen. Spontaneous combustion, instant fornication, triumph of the senses. What possibilities men and women must see in each other to infer such dangers. Or, believing in those dangers, how often must they think of the possibilities."

Trad climber
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
There are three stages to scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.

Alexander von Humboldt

Dec 14, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
There is no charge for awesomeness

Trusty Rusty

Tahoe Area
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:38am PT
"The problem with winter sports is that—follow me closely here—they generally take place in winter"
Dave Barry

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:38am PT
"Licking the jar from the outside will never give you the inside ……"

WBraun, ST post

Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 22, 2014 - 01:28pm PT
"During sexual activity, if you become dizzy or nauseated, or have pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw, stop and call your doctor right away."


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 22, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.
I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.

Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

Both by Ernest Shackleton, my absolute hero...the first I encounter in so many places I go...the 2nd....well it is at the pinnacle of my bucket list. So so hopeful, I'd settle for just one of the Poles. The 3rd...try to live my life that way.

My heart throb.
If I could have an hour with anyone dead or alive...he'd be it.
If I could have an hour with anyone dead or alive...he'd be it.
Credit: Thanks Google

Feb 22, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.



Big Wall climber
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:13pm PT
Credit: pyro
You took the pussy route bro! A.k.a medusa
Trusty Rusty

Tahoe Area
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Richard Buckminster Fuller nailed it:

"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete"


Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 23, 2014 - 07:48am PT
Don't know if this one's been posted before. The second of my two favourite quotes:
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
― Arthur C. Clarke

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:08am PT
My favourite quote is by Oscar Wilde. :-)

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.


Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Mar 9, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841 – 1935)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Holmes was a stone master?
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
One that I can relate to:

"All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I realize that I should have been more specific"
Lily Tomlin
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
"It's not that I am afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens".
Woody Allen
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
"Say what you want about the Nazis, but no woman has ever had a fantasy about being tied up and sexually ravaged by a man dressed as a liberal." -- P.J. O'Rourke

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 11, 2014 - 10:46am PT
"Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go"

So true.


Sport climber
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
"This is my resignation letter. I’m walking out in silence. In the future there will be no need for people like me because there won’t be a democracy to save, just private interests, battles for more power, more money. The few files I take with me regard men who must save themselves from the storm, black souls, mercenary captains. ... as we’ve already seen in history, they’ll be the rulers of the chaos..." Romanzo Criminale, Italian film.

"The man who wishes to educate himself must first know how to doubt, because the doubting mind can get to the truth." Aristoteles.

"Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it" Chinese proverb.

Sport climber
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
"No tiny fingers, No tiny toes
The memory lingers but the digit goes
In an Eastern Railway carriage, where the River Ganges flows
There are Twenty Tiny Fingers and Twenty Tiny Toes.
Chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop"

Annapurna-expedition 1950. Who wrote the poem?
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