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mouseys magical land of nonsense

Sabu
18-Apr-2007
11:03:53 AM
mmm too bad mousy never learned how to take candy from a baby.

mousey
18-Apr-2007
11:07:59 AM
On 18/04/2007 dalai wrote:
>* I know you were in NSW at the time so have an alibi...

Actually that was my double, Joycee Bandercheck. I was secretly in Mexico on a banner stealing rampage!


mousey
18-Apr-2007
11:10:11 AM
joe iurato (editor of urban climber mag )comes out with some pretty good editorials imo, try this one for size:
(used without permission, oh well, from http://www.urbanclimbermag.com/)
--------------------------

Mixed Medium

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there..." - Rumi

"You like the GYM?!? Hahaha... gym rat. What's that you said...you're a boulderer? Then you're not really a climber. Oh, you do sport sometimes do ya'? Yeah well, sport is just like doing long boulder problems anyway. Wanna learn trad, huh? Whatever, trad's for the old and arthritic. Oh, come on... Ice? Who the hell climbs ice? It's like mountaineering for the socially impaired. What do I think of alpinists? They're loaded. You what? Oh really? Soloed what? Never heard of it. Soloing isn't climbing anyway - it's just dumb. Talk about dumb, I saw some idiot trying to climb a building just down the street from here. Now THAT'S dumb. You don't think so? Of course you don't think so. You're a boulderer, gym rat, wannabe sportradicepinoloist, right? You're not really a climber..."

Gotta love the goddamn labels. They could easily take the word 'diversity' to a whole new level - the same one that segregation parks on. It's not uncommon to find out you're not a "real climber" just minutes after you thought you just climbed, especially if you boulder or sport climb. If you builder, forget it...you might as well be shot. And this inexpensive, dare I say cheap, labeling system doesn't discriminate against traddies, soloists, ice climbers or alpinists either. They hear their fair share. It's a funny little revolving door with the same people going round and round, some forgetting they're ultimately sharing the same space.

What constitutes being a "climber" anyway? Does it matter whether you choose to roll out with a partner or a crew? Whether you place cams or clip bolts? Harness up or lay the crash pad down? Whether you nail V12 easily or struggle on 5.7? Are you a climber because the stone garden of Yosemite is your backyard? What if the budding architecture of a big city is your only refuge? Does it matter whether you get out once a week (if your lucky) or three times a day? Is that guy, who spent 3 months on a mountain, 29,000 feet above sea level, any better than the dude who spent 3 years on a project, 12 feet above the sand...or vice-versa. Either way, we're not going to change the course of the world. We're ALL only going climbing.

Here's how I see it:

We're expressionists - masters in the artistry of life. We've been gifted with the ability to achieve satisfaction using the fluidity of movement. The world, limitless with creative possibilities, is our canvas. Our styles may vary, but just because some may choose ink over oil doesn't make them any less of an artist. Climb on rock, brick, plastic or steel... choose your medium and master it. It's nobody's right to tell you how to express yourself, or decide whether or not what you're creating is art.

A line is a line is a line. It connects point A to point B to point C and ultimately creates a picture. If you find yourself salivating over a "line" that nobody else can see, whether in Smith Rock, Boat Rock or outside the Hard Rock, chances are you're a climber... and that's the only label you need to wear.

See you out there,

Joe Iurato

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18-Apr-2007
11:10:37 AM
There is only one Hex.
Mousey is a one-time-Hex-disciple who is reincarnating the glasshopper tradition (with a degree of success it seems?), unlike others (myself included), who simply pine for the original?

>* I know you were in NSW at the time so have an alibi...
I was where he reckons he was (in NSW#), but did not see him due to the fog (thicker than Hex-soup in a campfire cauldron), in the magical land of nonsense; so I am not sure his alabi stacks up.
(# ... did see some excellent piccies of his there though).

mousey
18-Apr-2007
11:12:34 AM
On 18/04/2007 Sabu wrote:
>mmm too bad mousy never learned how to take candy from a baby.

shut yer piehole! .

when are you & your better half coming to nsw for some crankin dude?

mousey
18-Apr-2007
11:14:45 AM
On 18/04/2007 M9iswhereitsat wrote:
>There is only one Hex.
>others (myself included),
>who simply pine for the original?

yeh count me in on that one broseph

mousey
18-Apr-2007
11:18:52 AM
On 18/04/2007 M9iswhereitsat wrote:
>>what do people like to have under their woody. >concrete can be uncomfoltable
>but can anyone come up with a better idea than a mattress?

>Says tbm leaving plenty of room for inuendo?

plenty of room for what in-yer-endo? his woody?
Bob Saki
18-Apr-2007
11:20:03 AM
there seems to be a lot of nonsense and not much magic

give us the magic mousey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYaTByrKWPY

mousey
18-Apr-2007
12:51:55 PM
getchya fill and lets get bacl to the nonsense!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jei1uBFyafU

mousey
18-Apr-2007
1:13:29 PM
found this gem in an old thread

On 14/12/2004 cheesehead wrote:
>It seems the worlds favourite question is "What do you do?" It's favourite
>answer is 5 sylables max, and prefferably from a uni course guide.
>If that's your bag, that's cool. If it's not that's cool. What's most
>cool is following those heaven sent dreams, whatever they may be.

Sabu
18-Apr-2007
1:22:51 PM
On 18/04/2007 mousey wrote:
>when are you & your better half coming to nsw for some crankin dude?

when we're tired of Araps......!

hmm dunno dude, hopefully sometime soon, but all eyes are still on the mecca for a little while longer! i do want to explore some other places eventually ... even if they are in yankee town.

Hawkman
18-Apr-2007
1:36:09 PM
>when are you & your better half coming to nsw for some crankin dude?

maybe the real question should be when are you going to do some crankin Josh? when did you last summit a route cleanly?

mousey
18-Apr-2007
1:40:02 PM
just getting back to that now dude, i havent been on rock since i did sweet dreams in the pouring rain a few weeks ago. and thats my only 'on rock' time in months, unless you count shitloads of jumaring and abseiling and guiding climbs (which i dont). very sad.
but ive got shit under control now. ive sworn off the piss (and everything else) for a while & im gonna start craggin again this weekend to get some tickage going on... for serious
Bob Saki
18-Apr-2007
1:43:44 PM
On 18/04/2007 mousey wrote:
>getchya fill and lets get bacl to the nonsense!
>
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jei1uBFyafU


nice work mousey! Quota of magic exceeded


mousey
18-Apr-2007
3:34:32 PM
On 25/11/2005 alrob wrote:
>now thats no way to act mousey.....drinking is never the answer.

holy mackarel.

alrob
18-Apr-2007
4:02:56 PM
On 18/04/2007 mousey wrote:
>On 25/11/2005 alrob wrote:
>>now thats no way to act mousey.....drinking is never the answer.
>
>holy mackarel.

what? did i say that? when? i must have been high.......

mousey
18-Apr-2007
4:12:57 PM
yes, i believe you did say that...

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=29790&PagePos=&Sort=&Replies=232&MsgPagePos=140

mousey
18-Apr-2007
4:13:57 PM
and how's this for a bit more history...


simey#1 said
>Lee. Neil. Monique asked me to pass on two words to you both: "up" and "yours".



alrob
18-Apr-2007
4:25:06 PM
yeah, well i tend to say a lot of random things. like shiney disco ball..... yes.... i didnt kill your cat... or eat your chips. it was all the pink rhinosaurus from icelands fault. i never should have taught him the kung fu styles of the deadly leprechaun spirit fingers of deadly death.

mousey
18-Apr-2007
4:38:44 PM
On 9/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>Free porn? Check me on that!

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