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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

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quirk
18/07/2007
5:20:56 PM
hello, i found this thread while searching on google

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=47839&Replies=60



i am doing something for school

and i was wondering of someone could tell me what the words refer to:

hardrock
corporate climbs
saving orang-outages
grampians retreat


is this ad aimed at rock climbers?
dalai
18/07/2007
5:31:53 PM
What do you think those words refer to? Be interesting to see your take...

billk
18/07/2007
5:32:21 PM
Hi quirk. Damn fine questions.

The ad is aimed at potential buyers of 4WDs. The idea is to associate 4WDs with adventure and saving the world. A dubious association IMHO, given how much petrol 4WDs guzzle, how much pollution they churn out and how many pedestrians, other road users and even passengers of the damn things they kill. : )

1.Hardrock is a climbing gym in Nunawading.
2.Corporate climbs are when suits get out of their suits for an hour or two and clamber up climbing walls in the mistaken belief it will make their work teams function better.
3. I'm not sure what saving orang-outages is. Saving orang utans, among other things, involves trying to stop their habitats getting bulldozed for palm oil plantations and trying to stop nursing female orangs getting shot so their young can be whisked off to dodgy zoos in Bangkok where they perform boxing shows for idiot tourists who should know better.
4. Grampians retreat is what everyone on this thread would like to have. : )
dalai
18/07/2007
5:33:51 PM
Spoil sport billk...

billk
18/07/2007
5:46:27 PM
On 18/07/2007 dalai wrote:
>Spoil sport billk...

You're right Dalai. I hadn't seen your post before I hit the OK button.

I think I might have doubled up on the cranky pills this morning.
quirk
18/07/2007
5:46:43 PM
thanks so much, yeah it mustn't be a very good ad if "climbers" can't understand the jargin

i'm doing some speach on consmerism, i had to pick an advertisement and relate it to soem of bruce dawes poems, thanks alot for your help
dalai
18/07/2007
5:54:43 PM
I think you will find the ad isn't aimed at climbers, but the business executive who wants the latest city cruiser status symbol. And we do know what they are saying...

Comments all relate to the car owners interests and also the car

Owns Hardrock climbing gym - www.hardrock.com.au
Corporate Climbs - as billk already alluded to - taking corporate groups climbing usually as a team building exercise.
Saving orang utans - they do fund raising via Hardrock to save orang utans
Grampians Retreat - is just that. They have a place in the Grampians.

pat
19/07/2007
11:34:24 AM
Let me know how your speach on consmerism geos.

GravityHound
19/07/2007
12:56:00 PM
you are a harsh man pat (yet quite amusing!).

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/07/2007
9:29:26 AM
On 18/07/2007 dalai wrote:
>Saving orang utans - they do fund raising via Hardrock to save orang utans
>Grampians Retreat - is just that. They have a place in the Grampians.
for Orang-utans?
Heh, heh, heh.
... or climbers with significant ape factor ;P

I always thought corporate climbers were ambitious socialites with a penchant for ascending the corporate ladder?

(Like the humour pat !)

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