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9 months ago @ Crasstalk - Long Week Open Thread · 1 reply · +11 points

"Taking a trip for six months to get in the rhythm of it -- it feels like you can go on forever doing that. Climbing Everest is the ultimate and the opposite of that. Because you get these high powered plastic surgeons and CEO's, they pay $80,000 and have Sherpas put the ladders in place and 8000 feet of fixed ropes and you get to the camp and you don't even have to lay out your sleeping bag. It's already laid out with a chocolate mint on the top. The whole purpose of planning something like Everest is to effect some sort of spiritual and physical gain and if you compromise the process, you're an asshole when you start out, and you're an asshole when you get back."

—Yvon Chouinard

1 year ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +2 points

Clichés are clichés for a reason. Nirvana was head-and-shoulders above everyone, but besides them, this one takes the cake:

1 year ago @ Crasstalk - Your 12th Crassiversar... · 0 replies · +4 points

As long as it's consensual.

1 year ago @ Crasstalk - Your 12th Crassiversar... · 8 replies · +20 points

Happy Crassiversary, you people!

I gave a small crassiversary donation, and I will be deeply disappointed if GI hasn't already diverted it to buy drugs.

1 year ago @ Crasstalk - The World Is a Vampire... · 1 reply · +10 points

I found myself reading the Wikipedia entry about actor George Sanders, and as tragic as it is, I couldn’t help laughing out loud at the phrasing of this section:

“Even before his dementia, Sanders had grown increasingly reclusive and depressed due to a string of tragedies including the deaths of his third wife, his mother, and his brother Tom in the space of a year, followed by a failed sausage investment.”

2 years ago @ Crasstalk - Hey It's the Weekend O... · 0 replies · +4 points

Some hippies from the commune.

2 years ago @ Crasstalk - Keep on Rolling Open T... · 0 replies · +5 points

He's controlling us through the chip -- the mint chocolate chip.

2 years ago @ Crasstalk - Keep on Rolling Open T... · 0 replies · +5 points

I recently found a Getty Images photo of the drummers from Zuccotti Park, including me, and ordered a fancy framed copy for myself.

2 years ago @ Crasstalk - Wintry Weekend Open Th... · 0 replies · +5 points

I’ve always wanted to turn the abandoned 91st Street IRT station into a bar, with plexiglass so you can see the trains go by.

Better yet would be the City Hall station, but they keep that one closely held. You can check it out, though, by staying on the 6 as it turns around there.

2 years ago @ Crasstalk - Wintry Weekend Open Th... · 0 replies · +7 points

Thanks for your concern, everyone. My knees weren’t that bad, just painful (more than usual) for several days, complicated by the fact that I hurt my ribs falling in the bath trying to soak them in Epsom salts! Not 100% yet, but getting there.

The picture was from the summit of Mt. Moosilauke in NH.