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Warning signs that your partner is getting into rock climbing


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Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,080

That's funny........

But my take-away is......

"Tradiban reads the New Yorker?"...... ;)

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
John Barritt wrote: That's funny........

But my take-away is......

"Tradiban reads the New Yorker?"...... ;)

The Tradiban is gossamer and one mustn't dissect gossamer.

Mobes Mobesely · · MDI · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865
John Barritt wrote: That's funny........

But my take-away is......

"Tradiban reads the New Yorker?"...... ;)

Isnt there an Okie law that says reading anything besides a beer can or a pack of smokes is punishable by death and/or life in prison?

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
T Roper wrote:

Isnt there an Okie law that says reading anything besides a beer can or a pack of smokes is punishable by death and/or life in prison?

I've read some damn fine poetry on a beer can before.

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,080
T Roper wrote:

Isnt there an Okie law that says reading anything besides a beer can or a pack of smokes is punishable by death and/or life in prison?

You're thinking of Arkansas ....... ;)

Eric Wydeven · · austin, tx · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 0

And sometimes they put those puzzles on the underside of the bottle cap.  It's brain work.  Gotta stay sharp.  (I'm talking Lone Star here; don't know about those fancy micro brews).

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,080
Tradiban wrote:

I've read some damn fine poetry on a beer can before.

Pearl caps were the go to "reading material" bitd,

Russ Keane · · Asheville, NC · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 150

Cute little humor piece.  I like this bit:

"You and your partner used to have mutual friends. You all could get drinks and talk about television or your bosses, like normal people. Now your partner spends a lot of time with a guy who lives in a 1995 Dodge Neon. His name is Decker, and you’ll hear a lot about how he climbs “like a Zen master.” You will need to fight the urge to mention that he’s not Zen—he’s just exhausted because he sleeps in a tiny car."

Dan Rudolph · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 45

John Barritt wrote:

Pearl caps were the go to "reading material" bitd,

No time like the present


Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,476

This humor piece just reminds me how boring climbers are. We should all just die. Or hey, get a microbrew and send some sick lines. Whatevs.

Carolina · · Farmington, NC · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 75

Any data out there on the popularity and growth of the sport? The new yorker piece is anecdotal but sure is telling of mainstream success.

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
Carolina wrote: Any data out there on the popularity and growth of the sport? The new yorker piece is anecdotal but sure is telling of mainstream success.

When the New Yorker is making fun of something for being a trend, that trend has officially jumped the shark. Climbing is too popular, nobody climbs anymore.

Jimmy Downhillinthesnow · · Bozeman, Montana · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 10
Tim Stich wrote: This humor piece just reminds me how boring climbers are. We should all just die. Or hey, get a microbrew and send some sick lines. Whatevs.

Well, part of that sentence is guaranteed. So might as well have the microbrews in the meantime.

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
John Bosco · · Raleigh, NC · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0
  • whew* no mention of incessantly checking climbing forums or screwing up the shared Amazon prime account with ordering all those climbing tomes. I'm good.
Carolina · · Farmington, NC · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 75
Tradiban wrote:

When the New Yorker is making fun of something for being a trend, that trend has officially jumped the shark. Climbing is too popular, nobody climbs anymore.

Any evidence to back that up?

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,455
Carolina wrote:

Any evidence to back that up?

Which part?

M guzzy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 0
Tradiban wrote:

When the New Yorker is making fun of something for being a trend, that trend has officially jumped the shark. Climbing is too popular, nobody climbs anymore.

LOL... I thought the same thing... By the time the New Yorker does an article on climbing in its fancy fonts... it is a sign the activity has transitioned from a trend to a fad to a meme.. and beyond...  

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

  I found it pretty funny. The New Yorker should’ve kept going. How bout the fact that every “climber” turns into an expert with strong opinions around day 730? 

Mobes Mobesely · · MDI · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865
Bill Kirby wrote:   I found it pretty funny. The New Yorker should’ve kept going. How bout the fact that every “climber” turns into an expert with strong opinions around day 730? 

No, thats just Mtn Project man. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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