|Originally posted by Coach13:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Maddog1959:
Why wasn’t this thread started in Humor???
Mark...to each his own, but being a patroller I'm surprised that your not for pretty much anything that increases safety and helps cut down mishaps.
[QB]</font>[/quote]Apparently Coach you understood the following quote to be a statement of how I ski and not humor:
“I long ago replace the tap water in my backpack bladder with Everclear, and I limit myself to skiing with my twins in the backpack carrier, the one year old in a front pack, and because of distracting skiers I now use two CD players piping Metallica into my right ear and Ted Nugent into the left, both at full volume. I haven’t changed goggles since 1976 and my Uvex Racers are a bit scratched and since they are single lens they never unfog. My question is should I ski Corbets while at JH or not?”
Here, I doctored it up a bit to help make it clear that 1. It is humor, 2. It is hyperbole taken to the extreme and 3. I do not think anyone should use this as a template for skiing:
“I long ago replace the 2 liters of tap water in my backpack bladder with Everclear (a 190 proof nearly pure grain alcohol), and I limit myself to skiing with my twins in the backpack carrier (I don’t actually have twins so I borrow my neighbors), the one year old in a front pack (don’t actually have a one year old, I just made this up), and because of distracting skiers I now use two CD players piping Metallica (I lied its actually the Carpenters, which is infinitely more distracting than Metallica) into my right ear and Ted Nugent (sorry I lied again its really Alvin and the Chipmunks singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music”, which is infinitely more distracting than the Carpenters) into the left, both at full volume. I haven’t changed goggles since 1976 and my Uvex Racers (I don’t actually own goggles and since my corneas have become terminally abraded from years of skiing through snow storms and graupel, I am legally blind) are a bit scratched and since they are single lens they never unfog. My question is should I ski Corbets while at JH or not? Anyone thinking this is actually my position on skiing and not a hyperbolic satire needs immediate open brain (or some facsimile thereof) surgery to replace said, “brain”. Either that or they are a bit low on pressure and should re-inflate their head to 110 lb of pressure.
Coach, the thing I found funny was that a parent would even ask this question. If you believe that under the conditions your children ski they should not wear headphones, then they should not. It is your call under the circumstances. I guess I just didn’t get the “parents need to wring their hands and worry when the kids complain about the rules” memo. My wife, on the other hand, seems to have gotten the memo twice and so worries and wrings her hands like a chipmunk on speed. That’s funny!!!
I find most of these minor safety topics to be absurd and funny like two old men discussing the subtle differences between Anusol and Preparation H.
As for safety, I don’t see lots of people being injured in collisions due to headphones or even where either party was wearing headphones. Injuries occur in the Trauma parks or the tree/cliff areas or when a young guy skiing fast careens through the slow skiing areas on the lower mountain. The remaining injuries seem to be single skier injuries where the skier simply fell for one of a number of reasons.
Have you ever noticed that when you have to explain the joke it isn’t funny!!!