Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

1999 – On Mount Everest, a group of U.S. mountain climbers discovered the body of George Mallory. Mallory had died in June of 1924 while trying to become the first person to reach the summit of Everest. At the time of the discovery it was unclear whether or not Mallory had actually reached the summit.

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Fatwa Arbuckle
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7 years ago

Hump Day compliments from Happy Larryville, GN!

I read that WAY wrong.

Heh. And understandable, given all of the recent caulk references, TeX. 😉

Unpacking proceeds slowly for a number of reasons, but it’s in-progress; I’ll put up some pics when it’s further along.

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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7 years ago

Addendum(b):

Given today’s factoid, this seems share-worthy: Fight on Mount Everest

Mr Griffith, 29, a photographer and mountaineer attempting his first ascent of Everest, and his highly experienced colleagues – Italian Simone Moro, 45, and Swiss national Ueli Steck, 36 – returned to camp where they were immediately set upon.

‘An angry mob of between 100 and 150 Sherpas came up to our tent,’ said Mr Griffith. ‘We all suffered cuts and bruises and Ueli took a stone to his face.

‘It was very scary. As climbers we all get into very dangerous situations but this was the first time I really thought this was the end.

‘We were told one of us would die that night and the rest would follow later.’

Hey…climbing Everest’s dangerous.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Hump Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa! Happy unpacking!
That’s it. I got nuthin’ -- except a hankerin’ for moar kawfee!

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Good morning-

Bracing for the heat wave-gonna get really warm here the next couple of days.

Kings lost ugly last night as their goalie returned to bonehead form. I got no faith in Johnathan Quick this year-be interesting to see how he rebounds tomorrow night.

Sven

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!

Greetings from finally delightful Bountiful.

I sure do hope y’all are having a super day, ’cause you just know I am.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

WOW, Jerry’s super intelligence is kicking in. Methinks that TeX might be having a less that stellar day.

Come on, sit on ol’ Uncle Jerry’s lap and tell me what’s wrong. That’s it. Snuggle on down. Wiggle in ’till you’re comfortable. Now, how are you?

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Awww, anything I or teh Nation can do? I’m always up for an assassination or an assignation. No difference really.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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7 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

As long as you’re teh shooter, eh, Jerry? 😉

Sorry TeX is havin’ a carpy day.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

No. Do not think on anything Jerry proposes. I’m told I’m some kind of idiot. I’m just to stupid to know what kind.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

TeX, what’s your Plan B?

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago

TeX, you could be a blogger. I hear there’s huge money in that. Orrr, you could be a freelance tech writer; my SisiL does that. She’s free-lanced for Bayer and a number of Pittsburgh located companies.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Heidi-ho, Gerbil Nation!
TeX -- sorry that you have to deal with the shallow end of the gene pool. I went looking for a cabana boy to deliver you a few umbrella drinks, but the pickin’s were slim (well, not exactly slim…)

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Sorry for the rough day, X. On the other hand, I heard that TSW Admins make like $40K a year-that should help.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

These squirrels in the yard have been eating these plants that I just planted. So I’ve been shooting at them with my Daisy .177 pump pullet gun. Normally, I pump it 3 times for a normal shot but have only been doing 1 pump when shooting the squirrels. Anyhow, I coaxed Mrs Sven into shooting me in my calf-wanted to see what it felt like. So she pumps it once, aims at me from 20 feet, and fires. She actually did it-she shot me!

Didnt penetrate my jeans, but busted the skin and bled. Stung. So I guess even 1 pump works.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  Sven

Seems like you are now even about Valentines Day.