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Whingeing Aussie.
spicelab
20/09/2011
12:22:21 PM
On 20/09/2011 bel wrote:
>last night i kid you not,, i dreamed of being at a party drinking coopers
>sparkling ale!!!!! im about 2.5 years from reality unless you can buy it
>in new york or morocco?? sad , very very sad but true blue all the same!!

You're in New York and you're pining for Coopers Sparkling?!

You can get beer from hundreds of US microbreweries that make Coopers sparkling look like the dull, generic, Pride-of-Ringwood-hopped crap that it is.

I'd understand if it was Coopers Best Extra Stout.
spicelab
20/09/2011
12:29:12 PM
Edit: Coopers Sparkling is quite acceptable. I was confusing it with Coopers Pale which is rubbish.

grantoss
20/09/2011
12:58:50 PM
pale shits on sparkiling

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
20/09/2011
4:20:34 PM
On 14/09/2011 Kaj wrote:
>I got my citizenship this evening. As a curious aside the UK candidates
>accounted for around 80% of the new intake at the ceremony. Will it stop
>me complaining? I doubt it.
>

Congratulations Kaj, I am pleased for you.

>What advice would the kind people of Chockstone like to offer my family
>and myself that might help us finalise the transition from UK trad climber
>stylee to something more Australian? Do I still need to scowl at the notion
>of respect for tradition, drive around in a beat up kingswood full of empty
>stubbies and wear a threadbare white singlet (vest!) and wrap around sunnies?

Apart from the Tommo post (on page one of this thread), that seems all encompassing, why not simply embrace 'respect for tradition' to further enhance your newly certified* Aussie climbing experience?

(*Take that as you will. Heh, heh, heh!)

kuu
20/09/2011
4:26:30 PM
On 20/09/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 14/09/2011 Kaj wrote:
>
>>What advice would the kind people of Chockstone like to offer my family
>>and myself that might help us finalise the transition from UK trad climber
>>stylee to something more Australian? Do I still need to scowl at the
>>notion of respect for tradition, drive around in a beat up kingswood full of
>>empty stubbies and wear a threadbare white singlet (vest!) and wrap around
>>sunnies?
>
>Apart from the Tommo post (on page one of this thread), that seems all
>encompassing, why not simply embrace 'respect for tradition' to further
>enhance your newly certified* Aussie climbing experience?
>

When was "respect for tradition" ever part of the Australian climbing scene? ;-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
20/09/2011
4:37:25 PM
Touche kuu.

I was forgetting myself, and harking back to the early glory days of climbing in ye olde country that Kaj is transitioning from, thinking that knowing our roots is an enhancing thing.
I should really have known better, as even Ewbank while doing his Aussie stint although originally a pommie, dissed the traditional pommie grading system!

kuu
20/09/2011
5:10:39 PM
On 20/09/2011 davidn wrote:
>Yeah but his sux too! ;)

Compared to what? (Assuming you're referring to Grading Systems)

Here we go!
widewetandslippery
20/09/2011
5:51:01 PM
Kaj congratulations. Now you drink beer on tap. Non generic with chicks is okl but still soft. You drink cans or long necks or on tap. Grit is shit, repeat after me grit is shit. This coopers fetish scares me, sucking crow doodle is just wrong. That said if you do go down that path vintage is the only way to go. And jerry is atool, john dunne is cool anmd benny is aliar.

kuu
20/09/2011
7:17:37 PM
On 20/09/2011 davidn wrote:
>On 20/09/2011 kuu wrote:
>>On 20/09/2011 davidn wrote:
>>>Yeah but his sux too! ;)
>>
>>Compared to what? (Assuming you're referring to Grading Systems)
>>
>>Here we go!
>
>The binary grading system. 'I can climb this' / 'I can't climb this'.
> The rest is number chasing.
>
>... Though I do like the Japanese Dankyu system. If I climb sandan someday,
>I will be a happy man.

I like that, because mine is more of a trinomial system rather than binary:-

"This climb is easy"
"This climb requires me to think"
"This climb is hard and if I top out I'll be over the moon"

Karl Bromelow
20/09/2011
11:27:49 PM
On 20/09/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
Grit is shit, repeat after me grit is shit.

Like Lennon with his MBE I would post my certificate back to Mayor Pittock before I uttered such grossly blasphemous lies. John Dunne would back me up on that one. Nattered with the big fella several times at Ilkley and Caley. Good times. And I'll always prefer hand pulled real ale to gassed up larger. Thankfully those preferences weren't queried in the citizenship test. Thanks for all the congrats though everybody. I'll try to disguise my tendencies when I'm quiet but, I'm afraid, as soon as I open me trap I'm stuffed!
Karl Bromelow
20/09/2011
11:44:21 PM
On 20/09/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Touche kuu.
>
>I was forgetting myself, and harking back to the early glory days of climbing
>in ye olde country that Kaj is transitioning from, thinking that knowing
>our roots is an enhancing thing.
>I should really have known better, as even Ewbank while doing his Aussie
>stint although originally a pommie, dissed the traditional pommie grading
>system!

I live like a foreigner in a land with a different language that I can speak but not fluently. I'm still the same with money. I often convert to UK sterling, even after all these years, before voicing my horror at the price of a loaf of bread. I find it easier to understand the depth of my disgust. Same with grades. The UK system works fantastically well for me. It was the language of my climbing and I was fluent in it to a certain level. Now I try to translate using comparative tables but the poetry isn't so attractive when you have to think hard about what each word means. I have difficulty in seeing a list of natural numbers as being anything other than that which I was taught by my Mum and Dad when I was two or three. It's a system as hopeless as any other in describing which routes are harder than which. We've all experienced many discrepancies haven't we?

Thanks again for the congrats.

Cheers, Karl

bel
21/09/2011
8:27:16 AM
no in the dominican republic and wont be venturing out until next year for a spot of shopping in newyork and climbing in morroco.

in the dr becks tinnies are considered gourmet!!

wallwombat
21/09/2011
11:51:21 PM
I think widewetandslippery and John Dunne met years ago, in the UK.

Dude asked him what he'd done at Nowra.

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