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post #61 of 75
No discussion of animal husbandry can be complete without....

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Originally Posted by Tom Lehrer
I'm sure you're all aware that this week is National Gall Bladder Week, and so as sort of an educational feature at this point I thought I would acquaint you with some of the results of my recent researches into the career of the late Doctor Samuel Gall, inventor of the gall bladder, which certainly ranks as one of the more important technological advances since the invention of the joy buzzer and the dribble glass.

Dr. Gall's faith in his invention was so dramatically vindicated last year, as you no doubt recall, when, for the first time in history in a nationwide poll, the gall bladder was voted among the top ten organs. His educational career began, interestingly enough, in agricultural school, where he majored in animal husbandry, until they caught him at it one day. Whereupon he switched to the field of medicine, in which field he also won renown as the inventor of gargling, which prior to that time had been practiced only furtively by a remote tribe in the Andes who passed the secret down from father to son as part of their oral tradition.

He soon became a specialist, specializing in diseases of the rich.
post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
He's sort of like the musician Prince... if Prince were to suffer a traumatic head injury.
hmmmmm.... you may be on to something. There was that time when he temporarily forgot his name and had to wear a necklace to keep the steeze going.... ??




post #63 of 75
That would be him...my keyboard doesn't have his 'symbol'.
post #64 of 75
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
From Non-indemnified bindings to Animal Husbandry.

This is a derailment I am proud of.
I must say I'm in awe. The OP made the mistake of wanting this thread to die.
post #65 of 75
yes and I'm hoping it doesn't. That is because I, unlike everyone else, actually does think the OP is an idiot.
post #66 of 75
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yes and I'm hoping it doesn't. That is because I, unlike everyone else, actually does think the OP is an idiot.
12345678...humpysteeze!
post #67 of 75
sorry, I couldn't resist.
post #68 of 75
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
sorry, I couldn't resist.
i would be disappointed if you didn't. Hey I never claimed to be a genius either. But at least I don't go whining about how I can't afford **** when I obviously can
post #69 of 75
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
No offense but your patrol sounds like a joke.

Then again it is the midwest
No offense? How could it be anything else?

What a stupid, ignorant, arrogant statement, especially coming from a PSIA L1. Just cuz you're an instructor makes you some kind of expert?? Were you born a douche or did you have to work at it? Some of the best skiers I've known are from the Midwest. Of course they probably learned from you, right? :

Before you ask, I had my L1 in 1994 - I pretty much stood on the side of a hill and proved I could communicate with "students". It doesn't make you special.
post #70 of 75
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
No offense? How could it be anything else?

What a stupid, ignorant, arrogant statement, especially coming from a PSIA L1. Just cuz you're an instructor makes you some kind of expert?? Were you born a douche or did you have to work at it? Some of the best skiers I've known are from the Midwest. Of course they probably learned from you, right? :

Before you ask, I had my L1 in 1994 - I pretty much stood on the side of a hill and proved I could communicate with "students". It doesn't make you special.
1. I don't think having a L1 makes anyone special. It proves you can make wedge turns down a groomer

2. You have your panties in a bunch about something, or is it maybe just the fact that you are on the rag right now. I don't know why you attacked me for being an instructor. I don't once recall saying that I was an expert because I was an instructor, I would be the first to say there is disappointingly little relationship between those two terms.

3. Stupid arrogant statement? How so? Why in the world is it arrogant to say that a patrol which allows 15 y.o. to work for them is anything but? At my mountain I have never once seen a patroller who didn't look like an absolute rockstar on skis. They are not just proficient skiers, they are experts and professionals in every sense of the word; not only is each 'troller able to ski any run in any condition they do it and look good. I can and do trust these guys with my life for more than 70 days a season. At my resort patrol is such a coveted job a 25 year old with related experience would find it very difficult to find employment as a patroller, an 18 year old would find it damn near impossible, and a 15 year old wouldn't have a shot. He says that this is his second year of patrol and this is the first year he has halfway decent boots or skis. I'm sorry patrol is supposed to be the best of the best, the guys responsible for your life and your well being, not just any random kid who wants to have the jacket.
post #71 of 75
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
3. Stupid arrogant statement? How so?
"Then again, it is the Midwest". You're an idiot.
post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
At my mountain I have never once seen a patroller who didn't look like an absolute rockstar on skis. They are not just proficient skiers, they are experts and professionals in every sense of the word; not only is each 'troller able to ski any run in any condition they do it and look good. I can and do trust these guys with my life for more than 70 days a season. .

Can I print that out and frame it? We need that sort of stuff once in a while, like after two days of trying to get the mountain open, keeping poachers safe, and the whole world hates us.
post #73 of 75
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
Oh you are a slow ******* moron, I said that because I was trying to convey that I understood that patrols in the Midwest can be a joke. There is no worry of avalanche control in the Midwest. no extreme terrain to close, no tree wells which may swallow someone alive, hardly any life or death situations exist for skiers on your little 500ft landfills. To the best of my knowledge patrol doesn't really have to do **** except for cart injured skiers down the remain 300' to the base.
Phil, with all due respect, These people are still volunteering their time to be of service, on limited terrain, and in all weather conditions.

In this thread we have a 16 year old kid who is just getting interested in volunteering, which could be the start of being a great patroller.
Its also possible he'll find out he's not cut out for it.

Maybe this kid should just go hang out in the terrain park and sit on his butt instead?

Sheesh!
post #74 of 75
I was enjoying that trekchick, why'd you go and ruin it?
post #75 of 75
I'm just posting here to say that my first bindings were Tyrolia 150s, when I was 9 years old back in 1974.

Has no one coughed up a decent pair of used bindings for this kid yet? All I have are S977 (composite) toes, missing the driver shims, with S997 heels on S900 bases, also missing the shims. If anyone could fill in the blanks we could set him up proper.

Or you could send me those parts, and we could continue laughing at him.

Um, mods, could you delete the previous thirteen truncated posts, I don't know how they happened, but even I don't feel the need to pad my post count like that!
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