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Knuckleheads knuckled - slight tiff at the Pines.

Rupert
7/05/2009
9:14:40 PM
or get drunk and think about doing sit ups?
simey
8/05/2009
8:13:54 AM
On 7/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>I've never really understood the fascination with getting hammered on
>alcohol. It wastes a lot of money, makes you fat, makes you sick and turns
>most people into an inconsiderate and noisy f---wit. I drink, i even get
>drunk occasionally but i reckon it's pretty much the shittist form of mind
>altering substance out there on the market. If you're going to pick up
>an addiction at least make it one that keeps your climbing physique - like
>crystal meth, h or coke.

I've known a few climbing alcoholics and it didn't seem to harm their physiques too much. I wouldn't exactly describe CJ as a little porker. At least you know what you are going to get with alcohol. With some other drugs the effects could be anything from a mild buzz to running around like a maniac to extreme paranoia to lying comatose.
Wendy
8/05/2009
8:40:51 AM
I appreciate that you made the film Doug! Actually it did make me miss Esther ... it had a few classic Estherisms in it.
simey
8/05/2009
9:05:41 AM
On 7/05/2009 duglash wrote:
>For the people who think I'm being a bit harsh.. this guy's contribution to Goatfest single handedly had me wondering why I bothered spending a lot of my time and energy making a film and volunteering my time: abusive to the bar staff, repeated yelling through the movies - if you're coming out with quality witticisims, that's at least something, this guy was like a very loud 3 year old, just yelling the first thing that came into his head; sneaking in his own alcohol - if it was some commercial production bankrolled by nike, mcdonalds and the murdoch press I would have a different view, but to try and rip off a bunch of climbers who are volunteering their time to put on an event for climbers and rase money for a community arts organisation (the ACT, which puts on the frinj and lots of other good stuff) is getting pretty low. Damaging the hall by attempting to demonstrate his manliness by doing chinups on the exit signs and door lintels puts the future of Goatfest at risk by damaging relationships with the hall comittee. The people who organised Goatfest were keen to have a bit of an after party but with this dickhead present we had to ditch that for fear of further damage to the venue.. and Edwardo even had to drive him back to the Pines cos his "friends" had abandoned him... a misunderstood fun-loving life-of-the-party or an A-grade pluckwit? Seems pretty clear to me.
>
>Of course I don't think hitting someone in the head with a hammer is a reasonable thing to do, but you have to admit there's a bit of poetic justice here - and hopefully some ABI initiated personality change.

I didn't have a problem with CJ, Grug and the boys being drunk at Goatfest. For a start they had paid their money to enter the event, so at least they were supporting it. As for sneaking in their own alcohol, well big deal... they are living on the smell of an oily rag and paying the $10 entry fee probably blew out their weekly budget considerably. As for being disruptive... well to be totally honest the films were pretty dull this year compared to other years... I thought the mindless hooting from the boys as we watched weird French ice climbing comps coupled with endless dribble in sub-titles was kinda amusing. As for damaging the hall, well doing chin-ups on the exit sign is hardly wilful damage and I fixed the problem in 2 seconds without any hiccup.

I realise that such behaviour is not everyone's cup of tea and Eduardo as organiser is obliged to remove troublemakers if audience members start complaining, but to start carrying on about CJ like he is the devil incarnate seems way over the top. I would be complaining more about the climbers in town who didn't support the event.


Organ Pipe
8/05/2009
10:17:40 AM
Hey Doug / Eduardo,

I wasn't at Goatfest (was down in Melb) but would love to see the films.

Are any of them viewable online?
duglash
8/05/2009
10:39:29 AM
> to be totally honest the films were pretty dull this year compared to other years..

Yeah it's a shame Edwin couldn't get the films he was after, and had to to with the backups which were a bit
thin.

Mine's not online, maybe Simey would put his up? The features were off Hard XS - British short climbing films
by Rich Heap (which are very good, but a few years old now)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/06/2009
11:47:32 PM
On 30/04/2009 simey wrote:
>If you want to read about the events in more detail, I'm sure it will
>eventually get a write-up here... http://cjclimbs.blogspot.com/
>
For those who find trivia interesting ...

From that link (above), I just noticed that CJ has copped some more abuse.

Some while back he wrote about the climb called 'India' and why he hates it. This has led more recently to ill informed people posting abusive comments on his blog for hating India in light of the recent media coverage of attacks in Melb etc?

~> It is easy to be misconstrued hey ?

Also could be interesting at the Nati Fringe Festival later this year as CJ reckons that the recently composed
>Arapiles the musical.
(he predicts)
>will make a strong contender for 'Entry of the Year' .

foreverabumbly
21/06/2009
12:58:16 PM
On 20/06/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:


>Some while back he wrote about the climb called 'India' and why he hates
>it. This has led more recently to ill informed people posting abusive comments
>on his blog for hating India in light of the recent media coverage of attacks
>in Melb etc?
>
>~> It is easy to be misconstrued hey ?
>

I dunno...hard to misconstrue this...

>"I also hate the country if there was any ambiguity"

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/06/2009
4:28:07 PM
Hmm.
I missed that, but am not sure how...
Thanks for the clarification.
tastybigmac
21/06/2009
8:04:01 PM
it is a free world. he can hate a country if he chooses.

ajfclark
21/06/2009
11:17:21 PM
On 21/06/2009 tastybigmac wrote:
>it is a free world. he can hate a country if he chooses.

He didn't even say he hated Indians, just India. Maybe he doesn't like the weather there?

foreverabumbly
22/06/2009
9:25:56 AM
I would say he is trying to be witty.

To deliberatly be vague and misleading, particulalry in light of the current political condition.

Really, he is just narky he cant send.

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