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9 years ago
First, let me appologize for any part i’ve had to play in hijacked threads, JohnL, jb714, hockeydave and i’m sure there’ve been others.

Second, let me say that in most cases, El Loco Diablo (tromano), started it, i couldn’t help myself……..the devil made me do it , but i accept my share of the blame for any trips down off topic lane i’ve encouraged.

anyway……here’s a topic that cannot be hijacked…..heather if you want to post a pic of your 10 year old in his MM ears, MSM tshirt and cutoffs, go for it! POWPOW if u have anymore pictures from my family album, post em up. Anyone want to talk about mass transit, emmint domain, Honda Elements or, heaven forbid, something related to skiing , this is the place for U.

If you’ve been lurking out there, here’s ur shot to come in from the cold, feel the Power of DCSki! (and please stay on topic )
9 years ago
the greastest place to post in THE UNTOPIC!

Thanks again Jimmy for your brilliance!
9 years ago
This is it… the forum to end all forums. The MOTHER of all forums. Post what you want; by its very definition this thread cannot be hijacked, even by the most eminent-domain crazed hybrid driving county official in West Virginia!

While we’re off topic, I have a real concern that needs to be addressed. This is serious here folks: why, in all of our discussions of Moonshine Mountain, have we yet to mention bourbon, whiskey, scotch, or other hard liquors of less-legal varieties from the great states of Tennessee and Virginia? What’s up with all this beer talk? How can we call a place MOONSHINE Mountain and not have some mash on hand???

Is it December yet?
9 years ago
An unpost for the untopic….sort of like an undoing of the less unsociable underlings in the unseason’s ski underground. I like it! Unless…we understand, it would be unkind to the great undertaker. In this instance, Jimmy!
9 years ago
Wow, I don’t know why, but all of a sudden I had the urge to discuss the effect cow pies have on global warming. Any clues?
9 years ago
Catch of the Day - Uncovered

the real inspiration BEHIND naming of MOONshine mountain :
http://community.webshots.com/photo/65833279/65897019YQDkJa
9 years ago
HEEEEHAW!!!nsfw nsfw, is that what they call a harvest moon??
9 years ago
Hey Jimmy, is it OK if I accept your apology on this thread or do I have to start a new one ?
9 years ago
Jimmy: Awesome idea….suddenly I feel as if I’ve broken free from the tyrannical chains of topic-based Forum threads.

Maybe we could come up with a more catchy name than ‘Untopic’….perhaps The Frosted Mug…..or Foggy Goggle II….
9 years ago
I must hand it to you Jimmy. The untopic is a pure stroke of genius. Something in line with ambitions of the great pre-commercialized internet utopian thinkers. A subculture within a subculture. An anarcho-syndicalist-commune sort-of. A global-collaborative experiment in performance art. I’m running out of long, multisyllabic, obtuse metaphors for this thread - but that won’t stop me from going on-and-on. Afterall, it is an untopic; therefore, nothing is off-topic, inappropriate, or off-message. There is no message, and that is the beauty, and genius (oops, said that already) of this thread, concept, idea, movement, initiative. Perhaps initiative is too strong a word. Afterall, an untopic really can’t be an initiative. An initiative implies direction, goals, organization, yes - structure and focus. That would be very un- untopical. I must stop before I run anymore circles around myself. I wish it was snowing or at least 5PM so I could go home.
9 years ago
Oh dear MY EYES!!!! MY EYES!!!

Beat Poetry for the Untopic

We Gather (boom boom)
Around the flat screen
Like
Flickering
Moths
In E-Space (boom boom)
Syndycho-communal-neoglobal dystopian function
Spins Jimmy with a howdy from a moonshine (boom boom)
We must go to Heather’s
To Ski Laurel- closed or no for we
Are the moths of UNTOPIC (boom boom BOOM)
All bow down to the Untopic (boom)
Untopic (boom)
Untopic (boom)
.
9 years ago
I must say that “that was the strangest thing that my name has ever been linked to!” Thank you RogerZ for whatever that was. I, who has no power over MSM, have decided that you should become MSM jingle writer! I think the MSM board of undirectors would agree!!!
9 years ago
Bring on Almost Heaven!!!!!
9 years ago
One of my favorite quotes from a dcski unguru

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My only point is lighten up a little … to me (and you are right I suck) skiing is all about not sticking the landing, crashing, getting out of control, scaring yourself, doing an amazing run, making a fool of yourself, wailing like there is no tomorrow, being the fastest, being the lamest, cranking turns under a blue sky, cranking turns in sh&t weather, cranking turns in powder, cranking turns on groomers, cranking turns in bumps, being scared, being bold, doing it under the chairs and have people go “oh yeah!”, doing it under the chairs and have people laugh at you, getting the nod from boarders, getting dis’d by boarders, racing in a ski camp and finding that 1 second, racing in a ski camp and getting your clock cleaned by a ski pro …etc .




I can’t remember anymore can somone help me with is it better to fall down or to hit the fence?
9 years ago
I know one thing never post compermising picks of your self on wenshot cause JimK might show them to several different ski forums . Not that there is anything wrong with.

To answer that question get drunk at moonshine mountain theen fall down and hit the fence(just pleae dont hit the Mountian Munkins).


All praise UNTOPIC.
9 years ago
Possible Autumn beer:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Still on my first one…..I’ll pass judgment after a few more.
9 years ago
I think I have come home. Jimmy thanks for giving me the credit. It means so much. But we all know who started moon shine mountain. <tear> I think this is a time to take amoment of silent hoage to the true intigators on off topic posters here… Mountain Masher, SteveV, Crush, Andy, Anyone who ever wrote MSM… Tupac, A few people on Epicski, like Gonzo… The true masters. You taught me so much
9 years ago
Heh heh heh, Jimmy.. I know the guy well … yup best to hit the fence. Nothing like it!

9 years ago
El Diablo, We are all home, “sit up straight, pay attentions……” we’ve heard it b4….why do we have to stay on topic…..
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true intigators on off topic posters


, it’s an art, ya?

jeff, how’s the pale ale working out? Finally got around to trying out that troegs mr z was touting a while back, bot one of those samplers, the pale ale’s pretty good; SNPA hard to beet tho wish i was there. Please keep us posted .

“While we’re off topic”

Scott, i wonder who’d be interested in a “Moonshine Mountain” tee shirt bet u could sell some??

Who wants to meet up for opening day at Timberline? I predict that it will be December 8.

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While we’re off topic, I have a real concern that needs to be addressed. This is serious here folks: why, in all of our discussions of Moonshine Mountain, have we yet to mention bourbon, whiskey, scotch, or other hard liquors of less-legal varieties from the great states of Tennessee and Virginia? What’s up with all this beer talk? How can we call a place MOONSHINE Mountain and not have some mash on hand???




Roger, this has troubled me all day,…..ur right we’ve forgotten our roots….cahulawasie cafe…..kwills still….we need to get the shine back on the mountain
9 years ago
If you could put a brewery or distillery at the bottom of one of your Mid atlantic ski haunts…..what would be the names of some of the concoctions?…For timberLINE you could have “can’t walk a straight LINE” whisky…or “white lightning”…TIMBERS…the beer to make you limber…head for the slopes!
9 years ago
Wouldn’t blame anybody if they don’t want to play…It justs seems to topical for the untopic! Anyway I’ll just reply to myself…How bout bringing back the “Lizard shooters” Named after the salamanders that live on the mountain? Anybody remember the Davis Inn say about 12 years ago when they used to serve these lizard shooters in testubes in a testube tray? They had me bouncin off the snowdrifts!
9 years ago
You can’t talk about other hard liquors when you talk about moonshine because anyone that ever had moonshine will know that other hard liquors are not really hard when compared to moonshine and moonshine will definitely put them to shame and any man (woman, child, dog, ST. Bernard, lizard, etc.) will tell you (scream, cry, bark, burp, ahhh what sound does a lizard make?) that after having moonshine and then bourbon (gin, vodka, whiskey) only makes the buzz come down and really you should be chasing moonshine with beer and maybe a shot of tequila and then you’ll show the harvest moon on a snowboard in any weather.
9 years ago
Moonshine…Hmm..This brings back a memory of a hunting cabin in the valley by the river below Canaan with a tube that dropped down from the ceiling. All I remember is that my Uncle kept getting happier and happier as he would unclip the end and fill his glass with something that looked something like water. Nothing like the Appalachian mountain culture to imprint long lasting memories.
9 years ago
Jimmy, I had forgotten all about Cahulawasie Cafe… thanks for reminding me!

So that will be the Moonshine slope rating system: beer will be a beginners trail (the slope sign will be a picture of a smiling baby in diapers holding a frosty mug up), bourbon will be an intermediate slope and a double shot bourbon will be an upper intermediate slope; and moonshine will be an expert slope (picture of an old mountain hermit with missing teeth holding a jug up with some XXX written across it… there will also be another XXX outside one of our bars but for other reasons).

This is getting way too focused of a topic though. We must UNtopic this. Andy- the testube lizzard sounds fantastic. When you and Gatkinso open Almost Heaven you can serve it as your speciality drink at happy hour. You can even have real lizzard parts for an extra dollar or so in the drink (catch of the day?)!

New subject: I’ve noticed a proliferation of mardi gras trees at ski resorts. However, because folks tend to throw their beads and bras on multiple trees, I think it loses a lot of its “wow” factor by being so dispersed. Should ski resorts require that all bras and beads be tossed on only one or two trees, or should this free-reign anarchy go on? And if fines are imposed, what kind should they be? Use your imaginations here…
9 years ago
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… there will also be another XXX outside one of our bars but for other reasons)


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Gasp. I guess MSM was never intnded to be kid friendly. lol.

wayyyyyyyyy off the beer topic. Local resorts could really use a sugar shack. Some nice maple candy and maybe a chocolate fountain or two…

Regarding the mardi gras tree…. could that not be incorporated with the special club (XXX) at MSM??
9 years ago
Hey Crush, M, good to see you again . I know what u mean about the fence, but it’s usually………i can,ican i canmake this turn…….fence……….not should i fall down or hit the fence? i find the need for speed sometimes overrules the desire to pick a line, skis go flat ooops, all fall down i’m still not sure is it better to fall down or to hit the fence?

Roy, where u bin we’ve missed you? That was one of the greatest sentences i’ve ever read. 8:56AM?? Were u just getting in or what?
9 years ago
yo Jimmy - ok it was about 10 year ago at Ski Liberty on Blue Streak …. I hit some ice and lost and edge and went down on my hip … heading straight to the orange “tuna net” on the right side of the trail … so I put my skis down under me parallel to the fence, put ‘em on the netting and “skied it” with the fence posts absorbed like moguls for like 30 feet …

you cloud skier! Hey I’m a fence skier lol ! And it worked!
Don’t hit the fence, ski it baby!
9 years ago
I was going to post this on the Utah comparison chart thread, and then realized I’d be hijacking the thread and with THE UNTOPIC!!! (c) you no longer have an excuse to hijack threads, so heregoes.

As I was saying over there, significant others usually aren’t up for extended out of bound hikes on ski trips. So let’s say your significant other isn’t a big hike-to type person, and they really aggravate you on major trips by keeping you confined to the Blue Lagoon that every western resort has (that lift or two where everything is blue and groomed, could double as a golf course in the summer). Should we refer to such types an SOS (Significant Other, Skier) or an SOB (Significant Other, Boarder) behind their backs, directly to their face, or just use more crude terms?

I had an experience with this a couple years ago. Brought my girlfriend to Steamboat for a family trip. Spent the better part of the vacation teaching her to ski, got her up to lower intermediate before we went home. We got home and she dumped me. She therefore qualifies not only as an SOS but also as an s.o.b. in the old fashioned sense of the term as well as many, many other terms.

And, by the way, you can cost a man good ski time. You can cost him a relationship. But you can’t cost a man good ski time AND a relationship and expect to keep him around as a friend. In retrospect, I should have left the SOS to fend for herself on the bunny chair and yucked it up in the backcountry all day. I would have lost her anyway, but it would have been very understandable… and a great way to end it!
9 years ago
Hey Mr Z nice to see you posting like a madman again!(did you ever stop?) Back in the Epic winter season of 95-96 I took my bride to be up to timberline to teach my investment how to ski.During this trip I found it much faster to push her up the bunny slopes with my hands on her hinney than to wait for the crowded lift.She thought this was the sweetest most romantic experience! The next year she brought up a friend of hers that was a beginner.Well…while she was visiting the bathroom I remembered an ole trick & began to push this lovely bunny up the slopes …yes with my hand on her hinney! My girl came back out & I guess i am lucky that she is at least my “fiancee for life”….Moral of the story?…
9 years ago
You weren’t with Boarderbabe by any chance on that trip, were you?
9 years ago
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I know one thing never post compermising picks of your self on wenshot cause JimK might show them to several different ski forums . Not that there is anything wrong with.




Hey bushwach, that wus you????? when’d you start riding a deck?

hockeydave, thank you…….andy, i don’t no, who knows what to tell andy when the honey finds the hand on the hinney of the other honey???…….”when ur down and confused, and u don’t remember,w ho ur talkin’ to, concentration slips away, bcause your baby’s so far away……when u can’t be with the one u love…….

“like flickering moths in e space, boom boom” bah…before i go for anothe corona, Roger Z march huh? 3-10 for me, Utah boom boom bah
9 years ago
You’re gonna be in Park City March 3-10??? I sense a DCSki hang-out at The Canyons…
9 years ago
RogerZ - PARTY ON DUDES … BRING IT ON!!!!
8 years ago
Not me, just a general comment, i bet alot of stuff like will be going on MSM.

closest i have come was soccer shorts and nothing else on a 30 degree day. doing GS turns down Imperial.
8 years ago
go to carolina for a few days and what happens???? Nothing could be fina than to be in ……. It’s the fence! It’s the fence! I’d rather fall.. ..it doesn’t hurt as much as hitting the fence, or is it the wall???? As you untopic, what was it’s purpose? Ask the question, why is there air? For skiers and Boarders to get. Why is there water??? For snow to be born. Why are there mountains????
8 years ago
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Gotta love those “controlled” burns. I was out in Lassen two summers ago and they had three or four controllers going on in the park at the time.




Whew, close call……i almost hijacked Utah Comparison chart to say that back in the day, “controlled burns” were also a quick way to keep the moustache “groomed”.
8 years ago
Untopic (c) mottoes:

UNTOPIC (c): The cure for the common thread hijacker.

UNTOPIC (c): Tastes great, less filling.

UNTOPIC (c): Naked boarders, drunk skiers, and other things you don’t want your 15 year old daughter reading about.

UNTOPIC (c): Just post it.

UNTOPIC (c): Brilliant!!!
8 years ago
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Untopic (c) mottoes:

UNTOPIC (c): The cure for the common thread hijacker.

UNTOPIC (c): Tastes great, less filling.

UNTOPIC (c): Naked boarders, drunk skiers, and other things you don’t want your 15 year old daughter reading about.

UNTOPIC (c): Just post it.

UNTOPIC (c): Brilliant!!!




huh?
8 years ago
That’s your first post in this thread? “Huh”? Why, 3/4ths of the posts here could be responded to in that fasion. Get with it, Murph, coherence is like so YESTERDAY. This is the UNTOPIC (c) (the (c) is the copyright logo- don’t know how to make it on the computer)!!!

UNTOPIC (c): confusing bright minds for almost a week.

ps- Crush you got more drinking photos? We’ll frame them on MSM’s walls…
8 years ago
“Huh?” Murphy your el oquence is unexceded only by your ability to cloud ride on a clear day………all you unposters, PLEASE be careful……i’ve detected unas diablos menor (fmh, L) on that Utah chart thread, dropping temptations (TL, MSM)forbidden fruit to bite on, off-topic inducements………Heather Heather, light as a feather i think you have, to unparaphrase my dear W, unovermisunderestimeated my influence on the MSM board of directors; they bought my idea and i agreed to stay on as a public spokesman until the unresort opens in exchange for room, eats, free shine & homebrew and a lifetime season pass. I did suggest to Tom (tgd) that you might be the perfect person develop and manage the ATV/Terrain Park he mentioned. I’d expect you’ll hear from him soon .
8 years ago
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“Huh?” Murphy your el oquence is unexceded only by your ability to cloud ride on a clear day




I felt “huh?” pretty much summed up the way I felt about Roger’s post at the time. But now I get it.

Sorry I don’t feel much like being eloquent today either. I drank three beers from the lucky cup last night and it still didn’t keep my team from imploding on the football field last night.
8 years ago
See? Not everyone that lives in Blacksburg roots for good football teams.

For the record, I’m pretty sure Murphy’s wife blames me for the loss and I’ve probably been officially banned from ever watching an LSU game at his house again.

Will Moonshine Mountain have an official football team? I think we should have our mashmasters, lift attendant(s), and ski patrollers field one every fall. Would probably kick the snot out of a couple of local junior high teams, but that all depends on sobriety.

Oh, by the way- Moonshine Mountain gets 500 inches of snow a year. We also have a 4,300 foot vertical and over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain. If you don’t believe us, keep drinking. Eventually you’ll come around.

Stopping by the Untopic while Snowy Dreaming
sort of by: Robert Frost

Whose UNTOPIC this is I think I know.
His house is in the DC metro;
He will not see me stopping here
To poach some hooch and speak of beer.

My boss walked by and found it queer
To see me on this site- oh dear
Discussing Utah snowfall rates
With other slacks from different states.

He gives me stern looks and rakes
My work performance across the stakes.
The only other sound’s the beep
Of untopic posts that do await.

UNTOPIC posts are fun and sweet
But I have work that’s nigh knee deep,
And months to go before I ski,
And months to go before I ski.
8 years ago
Sorry for the delay posting up Jimmy - but work has been distracting me from my selfless volunteer work on MSM and DCSki.

Ah yes the ATV Terrain Park. Well Heather we do need help here. I cannot pretend to understand the nuances of a well designed ski slope - but I do understand a moneymaker, and this idea is one.

What can your average 100-acre Mid Atlantic ski resort offer to compete with the Greatest Snow On Earth, Sierra Cement, Billy Kidd? What you ask? —- BLOODSPORT!

I envision the ATV/Terrain park to be MSM’s living tribute to the great American cult movie Death Race 2000. For you youngin’s this was the breakout film for David Carradine (or was it Keith??). Anyway, no room to explain here, google it yourself instead of doing your homework tonight.

Who can resist the spectacle of adrenaline-pumped, Red Bull-chuggin’ 20-somethings throwing down in a ring of ice, snow, blood, guts, and rip-roarin’ good-ole American gas burning, ozone-hole-pokin’, polar-ice-cap-meltin’ 4WD vehicles????

A point system rewards the drivers differently for tagging snowboarders (10pts), twin tippers (15pts), monoskiers (25pts), those annoying little ski booters (sorry, I forget what they call those little 12” ski-thingies - it’s been too long since my last ski run, anyway 50 points). MSM’s adaptive skiing program not only lends to the resort’s reputation for accessibility, but will also give drivers the opportunity to score big in the park (100 points).

I envision the ATV/terrain park to be a 4 season affair. We don’t need snow - just as long as the park is sited at the foot of one of MSM’s signature XXX runs. During the unseason, riders will switch to mountain boards and rip down “Dead Salamanders” and into the park where the Kawasaki-Killer and Homicide-Honda join in the fun. I will go out on a limb here and GUARANTEE that Moonshne Mountain will not only be open by Thanksgiving every year - but it will open with a Terrain Park!

MSM’s terrain park concept could go global. Imagine the Pay-for-view potential (opening for one of those world street fighter championships). How about a video-game tie-in? Maybe a special “Grand Theft Auto - Ski Trip to Moonshine Mountain” edition. We can franchise it. This would be a hit in Tahoe - we get a gambling tie-in on the Nevada side, and the Kalifornia resorts will have to offer some version of the ATV/Terrain Park just to claim they invented it first. Hell, even Laurel Mountain or a God-forsaken superfund-site like Blue Knob could turn a profit with such a park.

I apologize to anyone offended, sickened, disgusted, shocked, or just plain puzzled by this post - you have to be in the right frame of mind I guess. My own right mind was brought on today through an OTBE. An OTBE is mountain bike slang for “Over the bar experience” . It can be a religious experience that is very similar in many ways to the better known OOBE - “Out of body experience”. The similarity begins with the sudden realization that you and your bike are no longer accelerating at one rate of speed. You are no longer “one with your bike” grasshopper. You watch in slow motion as your bike drops off while you continue forward in flight. Have faith, soon the similarity ends, abruptly. The earth approaches from below, evidence of the simple fact shared by both the science of Intelligent Design and the Theory of Evolution - eventhough we share much common DNA, we are not now, never have been, and won’t be anytime soon - birds. Contact reassures you that you are not really out of body - rather very much in body with all of its nerve endings, muscles, skin, and bones - all of which share the culmination of the experience with your mind. It’s not over yet, as the experience is punctuated when your bike also succombs to the almighty forces of gravity and smacks you on its way down. For me this is the moment of enlightenment - as in “Damn that was the stupidest thing I’ve tried in a long time” trying to hit some kicker at speed like a twenty-something adrenaline-juiced red-bull chuggin’ free-rider. Now back to the untopic. What were we discussing?
8 years ago
TGD- while your entire post was good, your OTBE description had me LMAO. Hope you don’t mind, I copied it and emailed it to some friends who, like you, have had more than a couple OTBEs in their life. Bravo!
8 years ago
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“Huh?” Murphy your el oquence is unexceded only by your ability to cloud ride on a clear day




I felt “huh?” pretty much summed up the way I felt about Roger’s post at the time. But now I get it.

Sorry I don’t feel much like being eloquent today either. I drank three beers from the lucky cup last night and it still didn’t keep my team from imploding on the football field last night.




Sorry Murph <tear>, didn’t mean to beat u up while ur recovering…..college football is really tuff on us fans…..look at WVU, they won last sat and i was still pissed; the way they beat that team the week before, where were they from??college park or sumplace, they should have been charged w/assult and battery, then they let ECU take them to the wire?……ugh.

That lucky cup u where talking about, that’s for4 football only, right? PLEASE don’t use it for snowsports .
8 years ago
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That lucky cup u where talking about, that’s for4 football only, right? PLEASE don’t use it for snowsports.




Up until Monday, I had drank from the lucky cup 11 times and my Tigers were 11-0 during those times. Over the same period, I had been without my cup for 3 games and they were 0-3 during those games.

It all started when I went to have a beer as I prepared to watch a last second extra point by Oregon State that would have given them the victory in last year’s opener. As I poured the kicker proceeded to shank the kick and we went on to win in overtime. But it ended yesterday. The magic’s gone. Not sure what I’ll use it for now but don’t worry, it won’t be snowsports. I tend to drink more Scotch when I ride . Warms the bones you know.
8 years ago
Jimmy you can’t be a WVU fan. Say it ain’t so. I’m sorry for what’s about to happen to your team this weekend.

On another note, Murphy was kind enough to post my original drawing for Moonshine Mountain. The original Moonshine was Buckhorn on the WV/VA border (where WVU and VT fans can ski as friends???), and before it became THE LEGEND thanks to the hard work of Jimmy, TGD, Tromano, and many, many others, it was just a ski area. A very, very, very steep ski area. If you take a look at the map, note that the gradation on many of the “intermediate” slopes has a comparable pitch to Lower Shays at Snowshoe.

Murphy thinks there might be cliffs, so we’re gonna have to take a hike over there someday to find out. Anyway, does it really matter anymore? After all, what would Moonshine’s signature XXX runs be without a few mandatory cliff jumps on your way to the Bloodsport Celebrity Deathmatch at the base?

Moonshine Mountain

ps- I can’t get the link to work, *^Y%! But you can get there if you just copy the link out of the “properties” (right click with the mouse) and paste it into the address line. Don’t know why it doesn’t work just by clicking here.
8 years ago
Not sure why that link won’t work properly but if you click on the address line and hit ENTER after you get the error, it’ll bring up the picture.
8 years ago
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Moonshine…Hmm..This brings back a memory of a hunting cabin in the valley by the river below Canaan with a tube that dropped down from the ceiling. All I remember is that my Uncle kept getting happier and happier as he would unclip the end and fill his glass with something that looked something like water. Nothing like the Appalachian mountain culture to imprint long lasting memories.




Bumps, u know why the tube went thru the attic; It’s cold enuf up there in the shine season to make the alocohol condense very fast. This post reminds me of something, maybe once we condense it it will be cold enough to use to super cool the air going to our snowgums and really up our output; i need an engineer or PM or snowsmith or sumone to tell us if this will work.
8 years ago
Jimmy- who is New ***** ? New River? Like the community college? Are they playing on Saturday? And who is this “Mountaineers” you are referring to? Are they some fifth-rate cricket playing pansies from Elkins or something?

Oh wait… let me check the Hokie schedule… oh look! We have a bye week this weekend! Or the next closest thing!
8 years ago
Roger, count the stars, one hand should do it. Love the trail map, design teams been busy, i don’t think i’d ski the blues w/o a monoski with a chain brake.

tgd, i hate that too, every time i have something important to do, work intrudes……..Murph, you had three beers from the lucky cup, is it a big cup……..Heather switching to wine, you pa girls will drink anything ?
8 years ago
Come on jimmy…YOu gonna let Roger get the upper hand in this football talk…We cant let 2 Hokies take over “your” Untopic…Im predicting 17-14 WVU…possibly in overtime…
Gonna be a low scoring game…both Defenses are awesome…

Roger…the msn part of your email…Let me guess…it stands for M-ountaineer S-ports N-ut!!!!

Jimmy, you going to the game or watchin on ESPN???
8 years ago
Yes, the msn part of my email is where I send all my junk… just like WVU! Good emails go to my vt account.

Hokies
Hokies
Hokies
8 years ago
Kris, Don’t worries too much about HokieZ, he’s prolly still counting those stars and not getting the same answer twice ; we’ll be tailgating in the driveway saturday, got some of this , should get me thru the 1st half , final score WVU 16, VT 10. You going to the game……LET’S GO…..
8 years ago
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final score WVU 16, VT 10




I’ve seen some crazy things written in the Untopic but that’s gotta be one of the craziest.

At least you got good taste in beer.
8 years ago
He might have been referring to a softball game that we’re all unaware of.
8 years ago
MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LET’S GO………………
8 years ago
Jimmy, remember Ice Age, the movie?

Doom on you
Doom on YOU
DOOM ON YOU…

Gosh I can’t wait to play Virginia. Certainly there’s gotta be some wahoos on this board too…
8 years ago
Jimmy…for some reason there are no tickets left for the game…and the ones i found…150 bucks…i dont know why so many people wanna watch Tech embarass themselves…!!!!

I think i’ll stay home so i dont get arrested when Morgantown burns down…
Hey 1st quarter…Rutgers 17 Pitt 0…Looks like we might have to worry more about Rutgers than Tech…

Hey HokieZ…I mean JokieZ…You commin to T-line any this year…I just gotta know what day me and Jimmy can meet up with ya and ski a few trails and listen to those all so famous words….”YOU ALL WERE RIGHT, WVU IS A BETTER TEAM”
8 years ago
Jimmy.

Kris.

I think you know what needs to be said here.

Thanks for putting a scare on in the first half though. Our defense was playing sloppy and needed the wake-up call- hopefully they’ll realize now that not every team is either a fifth rate group or has a quarterback suffering from meningitis.

Oh, yeah, btw- the Black Diamond trophy is ours for the next decade at least! I think that says something about the quality of the skiers and riders down here, too…

I’ll see you two WHEN at T-line??? Good game guys. You’ve got a good team that’s going to be a real powerhouse in the next couple years.
8 years ago
Oh Zee, u are a gentleman and a scholar. Kris, you out there? Turnovers are our weakness all season. OK, bring murphy, Kris and i are buying at Timber Pub December 8. Have to root for hokies to go undefeated now…..u no what, the unseason is over…….yup, we’re in the pre-season now, 8 weeks to go………who’s skiing themselves into shape again this year??? Not me
8 years ago
Jimmy. yes us PA grills will drink anything, but rjsherrins homemade wine kicks some serious ash. Not like any store bought hooch with a pretty label. And besides it’s essentially moonshine wine, doesn’t that count for something?
8 years ago
You’re alright Jimmy. I’ll have to take you up on that drink. But you do take all the fun out of talking trash about your team.

But seriously, WV gave the Hokies a pretty good game. I didn’t get to watch the game ‘cuz the wife had me laying bricks on the front porch but I heard it. The Hokies sounded like they really had things clicking. Vick was awesome. His first 4 starts have been better than his brother’s (don’t quote me on that). The back up qb for WV didn’t sound half bad either. He completed just about everything…and I thought they said he was the running qb.
8 years ago
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Jimmy, remember Ice Age, the movie?

Doom on you
Doom on YOU
DOOM ON YOU…

Gosh I can’t wait to play Virginia. Certainly there’s gotta be some wahoos on this board too…





You are going down!
8 years ago
tgd…. it took me a while to fully understand the discription of YOUR vision for MSM ATV park. Now that I have a feeling for what you were going for (I am thinking MADMAX does the X-GAMES), I would like to make a few changes…..must have mandatory chug breaks (every 7 minutes all riders and drivers must chug at least one MSM Moonshine Brew) All drivers and riders must participate in in one shotski per 30 minutes of play time. All injured participants must remain on course (kinda like obstacles) If another driver hits obstacle, rider must cover eyes of driver and lead by voice commands only. If you run out of gas while in arena, you must remain in arena on foot (run, baby, run). Winner is determined by combination of points ( as you have prev. described) and number of drinks consumed. HE WHO DRINKS THE MOST AND EARNS THE MOST POINTS SHALL BE DEEMED VICTORIOUS!

But I will leave all legal ramifications of such actions to be addressed at a future date by someone completely uptight and unwilling to cloud ski without a helmet.
8 years ago
Quote:

Quote:

Jimmy, remember Ice Age, the movie?

Doom on you
Doom on YOU
DOOM ON YOU…

Gosh I can’t wait to play Virginia. Certainly there’s gotta be some wahoos on this board too…





You are going down!




You know Roger, it’s like they’re just ligning up to receive their whooping. Just can’t whoop ‘em fast enough
8 years ago
While we’re on the subject, i’ve been thinking a lot about the potential of european guests at MSM……somehow we’ve got to teach them how to behave in the lift line……..moonshine wine, mmmmmmmmmm….. JR where u bin we’ve missed u! looks like you finally made it out of the flatlands?? oh, ok europeans in the lift line, possible solutions?
8 years ago
There he is! I knew there was a wahoo around here somewhere… great game against MD yesterday btw.

Hmmmmmm… you know, not to rain on an MSM idea, but normally when country folk engage in fun it doesn’t involve *much* debilitation to other participants. Oh, sure, there’s the rodeo, but kick boxing and free fighting generally ain’t our thing. I’m worried an ATV/Doom event might attract the wrong types, aggressive, violent types: you know, northerners. (just kidding)

Now if we had an ATV trail and engaged in a GPS relay where the first person who got to each GPS point had to chug whatever liquor was found there (moonshine, moonshine wine, southpaw, etc), THAT would be a true southern event! We could turn it into a bit of a triatholon and require participants to shoot at cans on fenceposts at different points too. Well, that or deer crossing signs. Or maybe both… maybe, cans ON a deer crossing sign! If you’re drunk on moonshine, that can be a really confusing target.
8 years ago
I guess i might as well show my face in here now…lol…
Great game…They had me goin till half time…then i lost my buzz and realized we were goin downhill…As bad as i hate to, I guess i hope you guys go on and beat USC…That will make us look better…OF course you know we gave ya the best game so far…probably for the season as well..

I guess I better agree with Jimmy on that drink at the pub this winter…Our treat
8 years ago
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There he is! I knew there was a wahoo around here somewhere… great game against MD yesterday btw.





We will see on November 19th
8 years ago
I like these informal bets. If the season is going well (BIG finger crossing), I might be up at T-line around their 20th Anniversary party Jan 6-8. Have to talk to some others about a potential trip that weekend.

ps- no Miller Lite for the ante up. And yes, Kris, it was a tough game. Not sure it was tougher than NC State but since we were playing better this week and you held it close, then you’re probably right.
8 years ago
I’m rooting for the Hokies to go undefeated, then on the 19th…… Anyway, it’s always more fun to beat a good team. Wahoowa
8 years ago
Roger…I think if we hadn’t fumbled that punt return…It would have been a whole different ballgame…Im not sayin we would have won…but it would have been a lot closer..

Oh well…the past is the past…got the whole season to look forward to…
Quick ski question while im here…how much better is it to have your own skis then to rent them everytime…Ive been puttin off gettin my own skis for a while…Everybody has told me it makes a huge difference, but i cant see how…
Can someone explain…
8 years ago
Kris, If you have ur own skis & boots or rent for the season, your boots always fit, no hassles renting skis everytime u go, just hop in the car what, an hour you’re there. u will ski more often…….if ur just getting started in this check around for a shop that will rent u gear for the season………..did i mention u will ski more often?
8 years ago
just started skiing last year…made it out about 12 times or so…Love it…rented ski equipment everytime…I did real well…Skied everything at CV, TL, and Winterplace…Blacks, blues, greens, double blacks, terrain parks…even hit a few rails at TL…
I think im ready for my own skis…But ive only got like 400 maye 450 to spend right now…And i know i cant get skis, boots, bindings, and poles for that…I might just rent this year and save up and get some good stuff next year…
8 years ago
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I’m rooting for the Hokies to go undefeated, then on the 19th…… Anyway, it’s always more fun to beat a good team. Wahoowa





Rock on man! U-V-A :: All the way!
8 years ago
Jimmy he’s not going to do snowmaking for us at MSM. I can’t believe this. UVA is forgiveable- I mean, heck, you and I are kind of buddies and we go to WVU and VT respectively. If peace can be made between attendees of those two schools, then anything is possible. But not wanting to work for MSM? I mean, it’s not like we pay salaries but who needs it when you’ve got everything Moonshine is going to have… most young men would consider it a privilege to work at a place that holds weekly wet t-shirt drinking contests… what is wrong with Snowmakers? Snowmakers: what’s wrong with you? What more can we offer you to make snow for us instead of Snowshoe? What if I told you that Snowshoe was run by Hokies, and all the people that owned property there were Hokies? What if I said that your snowmaking system as it exists right now would be PERFECT for Moonshine Mountain?

This is a high pressure sale. Screw the school- I went to Notre Dame as an undergrad and we’re all entitled to make those types of mistakes. This is important- this is about LIFE, and bringing meaning and happiness to people, about finding your calling. Your calling is with us, Moonshine Mountain. Can’t you hear it calling? Whiskey, women, ATVs, beer, and skiing, sometimes all five at once. What else is there in life?

No offense, Heather- you’re gonna have to work on the “ladies” program for MSM. Being a man, you must understand that anything I came up with would probably be well wide of what women want. What do rowdy redneck women want anyway? Heather knows, and she will provide for them!

But we need a snowmaker- we need someone with dedication and courage and ingenuity and other stuff. I thought I had found it in you Snowmakers. Don’t let us down!!!
8 years ago
Kris, check out some used demo equipment. You can generally pick it up for less than half price and it’ll take care of you for several years. I do, however, recommend spending money and some time shopping for boots. They are the most important piece of the equipment puzzle. Find somebody reputable to help you with that purchase. There are too many people out there that don’t know squat about how to fit boots and are only trying to make the sale.
8 years ago
snowmakers, SNOWSHOE????? Why would u want to make snow for that yuppie ghetto of a mountain……come on over to MSM, yup we sail every day at 8:00. And what’s wrong with WVU? Heck, when i started there, a longlong time ago, we invented furniture burning on university ave right IN THE MIDDLE of the street. was exposed to a hokie for the first time that night……it was a Friday, first beautiful day of spring…..my guys and gals started trickling into the college inn after class, those were the days. anyways, we had many beers sitting inside by the window, when we noticed the place was packed and we were hungry……you know snowmakers, WVU’s engineering school is also highly regarded……….so we left to get something to eat and go back to the CI for more fun, the sidewalk is packed u can’t get near the CI so we packed a cooler and took a seat on the wall across the street…… ” Moonshine Mountain. Can’t you hear it calling? Whiskey, women, ATVs, beer, and skiing, sometimes all five at once. What else is there in life? ” and pretty soon the STREET is packed, big bonfire of doors, furniture, cops are directing traffic around the crowd, what fun!when all of a sudden we hear tires squealing and see this Olds 442 convertible top up, full of kids sliding down UnivAve. the driver scrubbed off enough speed that he kind of slid it into the crowd, which parted and then closed back around it “most young men would consider it a privilege to work at a place that holds weekly wet t-shirt drinking contests…” . The driver, now stuck in the middle of the street/crowd put down the top and say’s “i told you we needed to get out of Blacksburg, this is where the party’s at!!!!!!Pretty smart for a hokie, huh?

Moonshine Mountain-Ski it if you can (stand).
8 years ago
You wanna see a bonfire Jimmy? You come on down here. We’ll get us a few dozen (hundred) folks together and head up to Brush Mountain for a little grain alcohol party. Last year the band almost burned the forest down they got the fire goin’ so hot. No cop would dare go near that place.

Personally, when I’m ready for an ugly night, I head to Whiskers Roadhouse in Floyd. Certainly Whiskers could be talked into expanding to MSM.
8 years ago
Dunno if it’s still around, but there used to be this place on US rt 1 just north of Quantico called “Hillbilly Heaven.”
It could get pretty rowdy on a Saturday night. Maybe we could open one of those up at MSM. Heck, you could even have a military night special and the boys from the services could make the place real authentic like it used to be.
8 years ago
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Moonshine Mountain-Ski it if you can (stand).




Dammit jimmy there is lemonade all over my desk now.
8 years ago
MSM is just a tubin park. Snowshoe has 57 trails and 1500’ of vert. What is wrong with snowshoe? Its close to home, and UVA than MSN. Ive never heard of MSM until recently anyway.
8 years ago
Quote:

Jimmy he’s not going to do snowmaking for us at MSM. I can’t believe this. UVA is forgiveable- I mean, heck, you and I are kind of buddies and we go to WVU and VT respectively. If peace can be made between attendees of those two schools, then anything is possible. But not wanting to work for MSM? I mean, it’s not like we pay salaries but who needs it when you’ve got everything Moonshine is going to have… most young men would consider it a privilege to work at a place that holds weekly wet t-shirt drinking contests… what is wrong with Snowmakers? Snowmakers: what’s wrong with you? What more can we offer you to make snow for us instead of Snowshoe? What if I told you that Snowshoe was run by Hokies, and all the people that owned property there were Hokies? What if I said that your snowmaking system as it exists right now would be PERFECT for Moonshine Mountain?

This is a high pressure sale. Screw the school- I went to Notre Dame as an undergrad and we’re all entitled to make those types of mistakes. This is important- this is about LIFE, and bringing meaning and happiness to people, about finding your calling. Your calling is with us, Moonshine Mountain. Can’t you hear it calling? Whiskey, women, ATVs, beer, and skiing, sometimes all five at once. What else is there in life?

No offense, Heather- you’re gonna have to work on the “ladies” program for MSM. Being a man, you must understand that anything I came up with would probably be well wide of what women want. What do rowdy redneck women want anyway? Heather knows, and she will provide for them!

But we need a snowmaker- we need someone with dedication and courage and ingenuity and other stuff. I thought I had found it in you Snowmakers. Don’t let us down!!!




Like I said, I havent heard of MSM until about a week ago on a google listing. But I may consider working there for maybe a year. Maybe…
8 years ago
Who’d uh thunk it?!?! There really is a Moonshine Mountain!

http://www.moonshinemountain.com/
8 years ago
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…But ive only got like 400 maye 450 to spend right now…And i know i cant get skis, boots, bindings, and poles for that…I might just rent this year and save up and get some good stuff next year…




I got my wife head boots (she likes them) a used pair of Rossi Bandits and poles for $180. Buy boots that fit and are comfortable and see if you can pick up some ex rentals or demo skis that will work okay for a season or two. Don’t skrimp on boots though.
8 years ago
Quote:

Who’d uh thunk it?!?! There really is a Moonshine Mountain!




OMG!!! LMAO I can’t freakin believe it. They even have the logo right.

Snowmakers, just for your edification MSM is kind of a dream mountain here for us, trust me it’s definitely not the one you googled. MSM is going to be the mountain that brings all the fun stuff back to skiing and riding and ATV’ing and mountainboarding and drinking and debaucherying (is that even a word) and coveting thy neighbours stuff and all that. what it comes down to is a big hill with awesome trails and an overall contempt for all things structured although that may just be Jimmy. I’m telling you MSM is the future.
8 years ago
HEEEEEEEHAW!!!!! Took me a while to clean the mountain dew off my screen, hate when it comes out my nose! Google definitly not the right engine to search for Moonshine Mountain, The Legend, Ski it if you can (stand). Sorry for the confusion snowmakers, but that’s what the UNTOPIC (c) is all aobut. Try a moonshine search on good ole dcski, u’ll be up all night. Let us know if you’ll reconsider RogerZ’s offer………..kennedy, those exercises, the squat, squat, jump, sick man, just sick.
8 years ago
Kennedy has got it right. Once I make a small fortune from shady eminent domain deals, Moonshine is the real deal. There’s a trail map somewhere in the Untopic btw that shows the layout- 70, 80% pitches, Shay’s Revenge steep-intermediate slopes- there’s a reason we don’t encourage sobriety when skiing (or riding- we are an equal opportunity annihlator) here.

Speaking of annihilated… is it Thursday yet? Jimmy- I wanted you to know- the UNTOPIC (c) now has more than 1000 views. And no, I haven’t been flipping back and forth while at my boring job to get us that ranking. IT’S ALL YOU BABY!!!!

See the great things that can happen when Mountaineers and Hokies work together?
8 years ago
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See the great things that can happen when Mountaineers and Hokies work together?




I stayed quiet long enough…but that comment brought me out of hiding…I think the last time a Mountaineer and a Hokie worked together World War 2 started…lol

Hey is that Jimmy on the logo for MSM???

It must be, Check out his motto…”Ski it if you can (stand)”…I guess he couldnt stand any more…so to stay on the slopes like a real trooper he decided to tube for a while…But notice, he never put down the bottle!!!!

What a role model for the rest of us….WAY TO GO JIMMY!!!

By the Way…
Thanks for all the info on used ski equipment everybody…I think im gonna go that way…
8 years ago
Jimmy…as you can see, MSM isn’t the only resort with a rebel attitude. Flying down the hill in a cardboad contraption with nothing to save your life other than the drink (16 oz Jello shot complete with umbrella) gives one a new lease on life. HOLD ON, SCREAM LIKE HELL, AND JUST GO WITH IT! If you ever get the chance, you must try this activity just once!

C-YA
8 years ago
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Who’d uh thunk it?!?! There really is a Moonshine Mountain!

http://www.moonshinemountain.com/






God I feel like a dumb-@$$ right now.


I seriously thought you were talkin about the real MSM. Apparently I missed alot while I was gone. I think my last post was, uhh, February 28. Somewhaere deep in the March 1st snowstorm thread.
8 years ago
Quote:


…MSM is kind of a dream mountain here for us, trust me it’s definitely not the one you googled. MSM is going to be the mountain that brings all the fun stuff back to skiing and riding and ATV’ing and mountainboarding and drinking and debaucherying (is that even a word) and coveting thy neighbours stuff and all that. what it comes down to is a big hill with awesome trails and an overall contempt for all things structured although that may just be Jimmy. I’m telling you MSM is the future.




Man, you are a poet. Mr Kennedy, you have precisely distilled the true meaning of Moonshine Mountain from the countless posts littering DCSki like so many empty bottles and squished cans.
8 years ago
Snowmakers- no need to feel dumb right now. Now is the perfect time to join us in our quest to make the ultimate, epic ski resort! UNTOPIC is the forum for dreams, and Moonshine Mountain is the dream. Apparently we’re gonna have to sue the snot out of that snowtubing park and shut it down, but that doesn’t bother me.

Oh, by the way- buying used gear is a great idea for a first set of equipment. Biggest hastle are boots- rental boots are terrible. But I digress.

Don’t get excited about WWII- I’m not even sure that Hokies and Mountaineers united for that. Certainly Hokies, Mountaineers, and Wahoos together did not unite to defeat Hitler and Tojo. Moonshine transcends eras, and rises above all other causes. For that alone can unite us… the dream of skiing in complete, debaucherous harmony.

“Uh, Jimmy, we haven’t started making snow this season. Stop tumbling down the runs already.”
8 years ago
Did some cloud skiing last evening while cooking on the grill. Went down hooch hiil then MSM while doin’ a slo comfortable screw. WHAT A LIFE and now the unseason is over??? Maybe I should have had seconds.
8 years ago
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kennedy, those exercises, the squat, squat, jump, sick man, just sick.




Wait till the 2 day pain kicks in. I suggest stretching or doing it again before your legs seize up. Do that a few times a week and by snowtime you’ll be exploding through turns. Leg burners? pah you will scoff at such things.
8 years ago
kwillg6 -
Code:
...MSM while doin' a slo comfortable screw .. 



oh my cousin ! …. that’s what I like to hear!
8 years ago
Quote:

Hey is that Jimmy on the logo for MSM???

It must be, Check out his motto…”Ski it if you can (stand)”…I guess he couldnt stand any more…so to stay on the slopes like a real trooper he decided to tube for a while…But notice, he never put down the bottle!!!!




Hehheh, yup that’s an uncanny likeness to me, probably the red cheeks and bloodshot eyes tipped u off?? Moustache looks like the one i wore during the un”controlled burn” dayz . Hope i grow up someday………..

I am humbled by the success of the UNTOPIC (c), but i CANNOT accept the credit. I am proud to have facilitated the undiscussion but this was and continues to be a group effort, we’ve had contributions from DC Ski Columnists, special appearances from our “Utah Correspondent” , possibly the longest ununcoherent sentence ever written, acticles from the MSM Bored of Directors……

It’s fun, Ya?
8 years ago
Jimmy!!!!! why grow up? Life’s too short….u said it u’r self!
8 years ago
I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Skis R Us kid…… Like you said, life’s too short.

-Warren-
8 years ago
Jimmy - So if you are going to start MM here are some things to build up your resort !

———-
LIVE MUSIC : Moonshine Mountain Boys

” The most dynamic sound I’ve ever heard, You MUST see them live!!! - Shawn Parr - KZLA Radio (Los Angeles) …
http://www.moonshinemb.com/

MOVIE FOR NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT: Moonshine Mountain (1964)

Tagline: White lightnin’ flows jes’ like water on… Moonshine Mountain
Plot: Chuck Scott plays a country western singer who goes back home to the hills of Carolina where he gots caught up in a feud between some homeboy moonshiners and “the Revenoores”. Oversexed hillbillies kill each other in extremely gory ways in this bootleggers’ grand guignol.





FOR MAKING THE SHINE ( I get to keep the chic):41” Distiller Tower

Water — Alcohol — Essential Oils
FITS ON A KEG!!!
TIG Welded 100% Stainless Steel.
This tower is able to produce 96% ethanol. Also can be used to distill vinegar, water, essential oils.

The connector on this tower fits nicely on a standard stainless steel 8 gallon or 16 gallon beer keg. A beer keg will make a nice, heavy-duty boiler for the reflux still. But since the bottom of the keg is not flat, you probably need a propane burner as a heat source. KEG SHELL NOT INCLUDED.


BUILT-IN VISITORS FROM GERMANY:
Date: 23-06-05 20:47 o’clock - p5089a993.dip0.t-ipconnect.de (Germany)
Aimee OF Augusta Treverorum ( bluestonecats@gmx.de / http://www.bluestonecats.de ) wrote:
Hallo Ziehpapa Peter, danke für deine lieben Geburtstagswünsche! ;-) Ich freue mich das du daran gedacht hast. Nun bin ich schon 3 Jahre und ein richtig groes Mädchen. Mir geht es sehr gut und ich mach grade richtig einen drauf! :-) Mit meiner Tochter Annabell und dem Rest der Sippschaft natürlich, aber heute bin ich die Hauptperson. Grüe an deine ganzen Moonshine-Mountain-Coonies und an dich ganz besonders Aimee ;-)
translation:
Hello pulling dad Peter, thanks for your dear birthday desires! -) I am pleased which you remembered. Now I am already 3 years and a correctly large girl. I am very well and I Mach of degrees correctly one drauf! -) With my daughter Anna Bell and the remainder of the kinship naturally, but today I am the main person. Greetings to your whole Moonshine Mountain Kitties and to you completely particularly Aimee; -)


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Can I buy a book of ten lift tickets! This place sounds like fun!
8 years ago
And with this, the UNTOPIC (c) has moved to number 16 on the all-time views list, and is NUMBER ONE in all-time postings on the DC Ski message board.

This is a day that shall go down in history. It’s deserving of a song… but unfortunately these fools at my office gave me work to do today. And leaving that photo of the Moonshine Babe up on my screen probably won’t do much for our sexual harassment code… nor will the picture of our ski instructors from JimK’s “catch of the day” photos.

Next to the time I got caught skipping school with my girlfriend by the police (her parents didn’t take kindly to that), being part of UNTOPIC (c) is one of the best things I’ve ever done…
8 years ago
Scott: Might be time to crank up another server and dedicate a disk farm to the Untopic (c). I don’t think this thread is going to die anytime soon. As long as there are people who love skiing/boarding, intoxicants, and maintain an (un)healthy respect for generally decadent (and unstructured) behavior the Untopic (c) has plenty of momentum to carry itself through any mid-January thaw.
8 years ago

It’s the MSM rasta patrol, I wonder what kind of medicne he has in his little black bag??
8 years ago
(After being swamped and ignoring the DCSki Forums for many, many days, Scott peers cautiously around the corner at The Untopic, and recoils in fear at what he sees. Will The Untopic expand and take over the Message Forums? Will it spread into news articles and Bargain Tracker entries? Will it affect DCSki Weather? The horror! Clearly, there is only one possible antidote. Snow. And lots of snow. Quickly.)
8 years ago
Scott,
Can ya tell we’re ready for the white stuff to start falling?

-Warren-
8 years ago
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I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Skis R Us kid……

-Warren-




Warren u dog, guess what i’ve been humming since u posted this??? Kept the wife up all nite , you’ve made her list……………..”i don’t wanna grow up……”

Why is there air?
8 years ago
Jimmy skiing before snowmaking has commenced at Moonshine:

Ouch

Jimmy skiing AFTER snowmaking has commenced at Moonshine:

boom

Murphy hittin’ on the waittress at the Cahulawasie Cafe:

And to think this is only lunchtime

The wholefoods health bar at the base lodge Roadhouse

Lunch special

But I couldn’t find the ode to the UNTOPIC (c) that I was looking for… what a shame…
8 years ago
Quote:

Jimmy skiing before snowmaking has commenced at Moonshine:

Ouch

Jimmy skiing AFTER snowmaking has commenced at Moonshine:

boom

Murphy hittin’ on the waittress at the Cahulawasie Cafe:

And to think this is only lunchtime

The wholefoods health bar at the base lodge Roadhouse

Lunch special

But I couldn’t find the ode to the UNTOPIC (c) that I was looking for… what a shame…




Look Roger, first you make LSU lose, now you’re tellin’ on me about my relationship with Marge. Do you wanna make the wife mad?

PS. You forgot to include Moonshine Mountain AA program:

Moonshine Mountain AA meeting
8 years ago
Jimmy,
I’m sorry….It…It just popped into my head. I didn’t think it would hurt anyone….

-Warren-
8 years ago
It goes on and on and on and on and……………..
8 years ago
“I don’t wanna grow up, i’m a SkisRus kid”………..Hey LMV, how old u gotta be to join that Rasta Patrol?
8 years ago
There’s no age limit, all you need is the dreadlocks, or at least one of those hats with dreadlocks, but I think his are real.

Oh Yea, you need one of those black bags to carry your “first aid supplies” in.
8 years ago
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Oh wait… let me check the Hokie schedule… oh look! We have a bye week this weekend! Or the next closest thing!




Its a good Thing I didn’t see this post before the game…saved me a lot of embarrassment by not responding
8 years ago
Whoo…I made it too the end!!!! HJopefully no one posted while I was writing this
8 years ago
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Whoo…I made it too the end!!!! HJopefully no one posted while I was writing this




Congratulation! You have completed the Untopic educational series. You are officially dumber!
8 years ago
Hey Murphy, so how big is that unlucky cup?

Why is there air?

How many ounces in a proper jello shot?
8 years ago
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Hey Murphy, so how big is that unlucky cup?

Why is there air?

How many ounces in a proper jello shot?




1) About 12oz.

2) The original atmosphere on Earth was made up of hydrogen and helium, those being the most abundant gases in the cloud of dust and gas that formed into the planets.

Hydrogen and helium are hard to keep hold of for a planet as small as Earth, so they were quickly lost into space.
They were replaced by gases released from the Earth’s crust via volcanism, and water vapour. Some of this water was already in the Earth’s crust, but more was added by comets colliding with Earth.

So now we have an atmosphere that’s mostly carbon dioxide and water vapour, with a bit of nitrogen. But carbon dioxide dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, which reacts with some rocks to form carbonates, and so the ammount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reduced.

And then life arrives on the scene and everything changes again. Photosynthesis breaks down water and carbon dioxide and releases oxygen.

3) 1 1/2 oz
8 years ago
Ah but why are we so lucky? Of all the “star stuff” manufactured in the forge of dying suns and the Big Bang expansion do we get so lucky to have a lump with water so plentiful that we get a chance at “the primordial soup”?

Gee … I feel pretty good being the product of a near-nil probability. Funny how things work out. Next time you are in Vegas and the house is getting a piece of you, it’s good to remember how lucky we are all! We got a piece of the cosmic house!!! COOL!
8 years ago
Don’t listen to Murphy, he’s just been helped by the Rasta Patrol Mahn. He makes it all sound like one giant gamble of luck when we all know that the reason there is air is so we can ski, so Moonshine Mountain can get built, but most importantly so UNTOPIC (c) can be. That’s three purposes for one element (air)! Purple is a fruit and air is an element!

But since we’re on the topic of elevating conversation here at UNTOPIC, I’ve been thinking fellas (uh-oh). Maybe we’ve gone the wrong way with Moonshine Mountain. Maybe all this talk about drinking and medicinal healing herbs carried by the Rasta Patrol and other stuff is just wrong. Heck yeah, by golly gosh darnit jeepers, it’s downright Unamerican! (goes along with the Untopic).

We’ve gotta be more wholesome here guys. What I propose is to change the name of Moonshine to something cute and wintry, something that upholds the grandest tradition of the mountains and calls people back to a simpler life, like maybe Winterthrush ski resort. We can name all of our runs after some pioneering trade that no one’s engaged in anymore, and sell really expensive lodging to happy families from Atlanta, Charlotte, and DC. We can have a nice mascot like a snow bunny to keep all the kids entertained, a first rate nursery center, and most importantly a church right where we were gonna put the wet-t-shirt drinking contest pond. You even get free church admission with the purchase of your $92 lift ticket, which we will intentionally insure is the most expensive lift ticket in America.

Then we can create a corporate coglomerate that replicates this model of American virtue throughout the United States. Maybe we can call it Intraeast. Yes, that’s what we need. Ski Winterthrush!
8 years ago
The MAN been gettin’ you down again Rog?
8 years ago
Rodger Z - You talking to the wrong person. My adultfriendfinder.com purity test says I am ” 24% Pure (76% Naughty”. I have no hope of being wholesome!
8 years ago
RogerZ u bin out running with the bigdogs and today’s ur porchday or what . That wintrethrust thing, well the bunny part sounds interesting, but the rest………get well soon, gotta run Rasta Patrol is after me, cot me cloud skiing with a helmet, i’ll leave u with this for when ur feelin betta.

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…MSM is kind of a dream mountain here for us, trust me it’s definitely not the one you googled. MSM is going to be the mountain that brings all the fun stuff back to skiing and riding and ATV’ing and mountainboarding and drinking and debaucherying (is that even a word) and coveting thy neighbours stuff and all that. what it comes down to is a big hill with awesome trails and an overall contempt for all things structured although that may just be Jimmy. I’m telling you MSM is the future.




Man, you are a poet. Mr Kennedy, you have precisely distilled the true meaning of Moonshine Mountain from the countless posts littering DCSki like so many empty bottles and squished cans.


8 years ago
Sorry folks… when Murphy put all that more intelligenter stuff up I accidentally read it and- like that one Star Trek episode- entered an alternative universe where my good twin came back here and posted something. He has since been Rasta-ed and I guarantee that won’t happen again.

I do like the idea of some bunny outfits for some of our welcoming crew. I’m thinkin’ low cut with a wonderbra kind of look- it would be kinky and weird but since Crush is only 24% pure it will probably kind of turn SOME PEOPLE on this board on a little…

ps- Snowmakers another good week for Wahoo football. Look at the bright side though: Va Tech looks like it’s poised for it’s near-annual November collapse. Letting Marshall have two touchdowns is unforgiveable…
8 years ago
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Va Tech looks like it’s poised for it’s near-annual November collapse. Letting Marshall have two touchdowns is unforgiveable…





Yeah. They almost always screw up in late Oct-Nov.

8 years ago
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Letting Marshall have two touchdowns is unforgiveable…





Who?? Who is Marshall?
8 years ago
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We’ve gotta be more wholesome here guys. What I propose is to change the name of Moonshine to something cute and wintry, something that upholds the grandest tradition of the mountains and calls people back to a simpler life, like maybe Winterthrush ski resort. We can name all of our runs after some pioneering trade that no one’s engaged in anymore, and sell really expensive lodging to happy families from Atlanta, Charlotte, and DC. We can have a nice mascot like a snow bunny to keep all the kids entertained, a first rate nursery center, and most importantly a church right where we were gonna put the wet-t-shirt drinking contest pond. You even get free church admission with the purchase of your $92 lift ticket, which we will intentionally insure is the most expensive lift ticket in America.




RogerZ, i read what “Good Roger” had to say again and he’s maybe right about something here……….since we’re below mason-dixons line, i dunno it just seems appropriate that we at least…..well as mr. kennedy describes it “MSM is going to be the mountain that brings all the fun stuff back to skiing and riding and ATV’ing and mountainboarding and drinking and debaucherying (is that even a word) and coveting thy neighbours stuff and all that.” but i think “Good Roger” has a point, that we should strive to set ourselves apart, not another “yuppie ghetto” on our mountain, but carry on with the charm, grace and hospitality that made the south famous , or not?

kwillg6, why is there air?

heather, how many ounces in a proper jello shot?
8 years ago
Hey…air is there for us to get! Every snow sport person knows that!
8 years ago
At least 16oz. She who drinks from smaller glasses must go to bar more often! Kind of a waste of time!
8 years ago
Jimmy, ignore my delusional rantings. Neither UNTOPIC (c) nor Moonshine is the place for genteelness, southern or otherwise.

So, Heather, have you heard “tequilla makes her clothes fall off” yet? Great line in there about jello shots.
8 years ago
“Tequilla makes her clothes fall off!” That’s a good one and no I have never heard that before. I would like to hear how that was used in its proper context. Can you help me out?
8 years ago
Ha! You’ll have to listen to C&W to find out… it’s the new Joe Nichols song. It will be one of the theme songs for MSM, along with “I Like Beer,” “Alcohol,” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” Among others. We’ll obviously have to have some rasta-man songs on the list in honor of our “health” patrol.
8 years ago
Dang when Kwillig got that “horizontal” discussion going on the local ski board below I got all excited. Turns out she was talking about SKI AREAS. Sheesh… some people are so single minded. Fortunately there is the UNTOPIC (c), where any subject can be turned to the discussion of your choice.

So maybe a perfect discussion for UNTOPIC… speaking of “horizontal” and “skiing,” what are the best ski resorts for single people to go to? I mean, besides Moonshine Mountain of course…
8 years ago
Better yet… how about a ski oriented singles program to match singles up to go skiing?!!?!

I could darn well use that. lol
8 years ago
Brad,
Sounds like fun….. Somehow, I don’t think my wife would understand though

-Warren-
8 years ago
Well dang it, some of us aren’t married… or engaged… or dating. :P

You know how hard it is to mention the words sking or snowboarding in a sentence to a woman without her taking 2 steps back and giving me the “Uh oh … get ready to run in 4 seconds” look?

lol
8 years ago
And that’s why, Brad u should spend more time at whichever resort this… “So maybe a perfect discussion for UNTOPIC… speaking of “horizontal” and “skiing,” what are the best ski resorts for single people to go to? I mean, besides Moonshine Mountain of course… ” turns out to be. .

While we’re on the subject of jello shots, i’ve had those little ones Murphy mentioned, never had the level of commitment I assume is required for a 16 oz. jello shot with an umbrella; what i’m wondering is what’s the best color/flavor, or could you make them rainbow colored and finally, anybody ever had one made with TEQUILLA!!! .
8 years ago
The last time I taught a woman to ski, she dumped me. Now, the woman who I am half-dating (can’t figure out whether we’re dating or not) wants me to teach her how to ski. I guess I have an “out” if I don’t like the way the relationship is going: take her to Winterplace, on up to the summit, point her toward Turkey Chute, and say “hasta la vista, baby.”

Brad, maybe we should start by asking women if they’re willing to do a 16 ounce jello shot. After a couple of those I’m sure they wouldn’t respond with any fear at all to a suggestion to go skiing, because by then most words in the English language will have ceased to mean anything…
8 years ago
I saw the pictures of the copper whiskey still before I read the post, and at first I thought it was some sort of bong. I guess I’ve been thinking too much about 16oz jello shots.
8 years ago
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I saw the pictures of the copper whiskey still before I read the post, and at first I thought it was some sort of bong. I guess I’ve been thinking too much about 16oz jello shots.




What’s a 16 oz. jello shot? Guess I’ve been out of college for too long.
8 years ago
Ooohh just thought of something, it’s coming into nice cool weather. Time to start making the Irish coffes (of which I make a wicked one) how about we star work on the moonshine coffe. Nothing quite like it for warming a body up.

BTW if anyone goes to Europe especially Ireland I really recommend picking up a bottle of Hot Irishman (no it’s not me in liquid form ) it’s really really good premixed Irish coffe with the right amount of whiskey and sugar mixed in.
8 years ago
I think it has something to do with lots of alcohol and since there’s a woman on this board who likes it, it must be good. Granted, this particular woman is married with kids but- whatever. She’s setting a precedent that other single woman must aspire too!

“Babe, where I come from the mother’s chug more down in one shot than you do all night. Now finish that jello shot off and let’s do some skiing!” (insert slap to face here, Brad and Rog remain single for another year)

Answering my own question: one mountain not to be single at is Big Mountain, Montana. As much as I like that hill, boy do you stand out up there if you show up alone.
8 years ago
comprex - (prostrating) u big, me little ! I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!

Actually, I just picked the still for the pic-o-the-chic … ;-) as I said you all can have the still lol.
8 years ago
I don’t know about you all, but I like the idea of a DCSki.com singles service. Or a general skiing singles service :P
8 years ago
brad, something like dcdater.com?

comprex, nice hardware baby!

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It goes on and on and on and on and on……………


“i don’t wanna grow up im a skisRusKid………..”
8 years ago
Denis, since the only thing that confused u about jb’s post was the jello shot, i’d guess u’ve been out of college aobut the right amount of thyme.
8 years ago
No point to this post….I just wanted to the 150th post!!!!
8 years ago
A perfect reason to post in the UNTOPIC!

Can we make it to 200???
8 years ago
Can I ever get done shuffling paper around today… thats the REAL question.

Yay the UPS guy is here with the mail order Ukrainian bride!
8 years ago
This brings up a few questions about mail order brides…

I always wondered if they sit in the front seat with the UPS guy or if they come in a big box with holes in it…you know…like the kind you put frogs in when you were a little kid.

I saw my neighbor get a big box the other day with holes all over it…I didnt think anything of it untill this topic came up…kinda made me wonder…lol

If i ordered one…id have “The Transporter” do it…at least he would give her orange juice and let her use the bathroom every now and then…
For those of you that had no idea what that means…watch the move “Transporter”…Very good movie…
8 years ago
My mail-order bride came out of the box with a 16oz jello shot in her hand.
8 years ago
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This brings up a few questions about mail order brides…

I always wondered if they sit in the front seat with the UPS guy or if they come in a big box with holes in it…you know…like the kind you put frogs in when you were a little kid.

I saw my neighbor get a big box the other day with holes all over it…I didnt think anything of it untill this topic came up…kinda made me wonder…lol






BBWWAAAAAAAAAH . Kris i want sum a what ur having!!
8 years ago
Kris - Transporter II was most awesome 2 …. my G/F is totally in-love with him (well … #2 next 2 Brad Pitt). Did you catch Trans2? The fights were very good … he played “Hansome Rob” in The Italian Job and G/F was ——[deleted]—— over him in that one too. I reaaaaly have some tough competition around here!!!!
8 years ago
cx- well on our first date, she asked what I want to drink and then goes up to the bar and orders….. and flirts with two guys sitting at the bar right in front of me … oh yeah I loved it!!! ‘nuff said!
8 years ago
I worked with a guy whose wife had to be mail order. He’s pushing close to 60, she is 27 from one of the breakaway Russian states. Doing the math on that and all fingers seem to point that way. Freakin creepy.
8 years ago
wow that dude is breaking the “rule” by alot.

your age/2 + 7 is the youngest person you can date.

Josh who has broken the rule himself…….
8 years ago
That equation is brilliant. It really seems to make sense. Back in school we always knew my 17 year old friend shouldn’t have been dating that 14 year old girl but we didn’t have the mathematics to prove it. We had to rely on ridicule.
8 years ago
dude that’s nuthin’ …. this guy Gary W. (he actually was one of the first guys to manufacture ummmm…. “realistic adult toys” … don’t ask why wer were hanging out!) is like 70 years old and he has this 26 year old wife from Taiwan AND a 5 year old daughter by her …. actually is a pretty cool dude, but is *is* , well “interesting”.
8 years ago
That equation effectively takes the entire school out from my dating potential, bushwhacker. As if I didn’t have enough going against me already… would any of you, ANY OF YOU, really be giving me crap if I showed up at Wisp in December with a 19 year old co-ed? I think NOT.

Murphy- having actually seen me and seen the co-eds around campus- has probably fallen off his chair laughing at the idea that any 19 year old girl would go out with me. At least one that didn’t arrive in a box.

Which reminds me- has anyone seen Carlos Mencia? He’s got a skit that shouldn’t be repeated on a family website, but “bride-in-a-box” would work really well for that skit that I’m thinking of.
8 years ago
I will admend that rule, At moonshine mountain that rule doesnt apply, as long the person in question is 18:).

Yeah the rule really make sense. Like 22 - 18, totally cool(I hope).
18 - 14 you probably are a sicko.

Josh who didnt make the rule up and is close to 22 and may or maynot be dating someone whos 18(hey its hard to find ski bunniesm, that can keep up ok ).
8 years ago
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… would any of you, ANY OF YOU, really be giving me crap if I showed up at Wisp in December with a 19 year old co-ed? I think NOT…




I think so, if you didn’t bring enough to share ; )
8 years ago
Hey i am not giving your crap, you just wish you were 21 again . hhaha

No i wouldnt complain at all, and since when were we a familiy website?
8 years ago
There will be whole days where no one under the age of 18 will be allowed on Moonshine’s property.

I was thinking about this rule… I’m hungover today so there’s not much else to do… according to this rule an 18 year old can’t date a 14 year old. That’s cool. But if I’m 70 (which I’m not yet and if I have too many more nights like last night I never will be) this rule means I can date someone who’s 42. That means a potential future date for me right now is about two years old. That’s disturbing.

Ok, back to popping tylenol and cursing the sun…
8 years ago
Hey your limit is 22 right now so dont feel too bad .
8 years ago
Maybe MSM should offer a 19-22 yr old co-ed “skier escort” service to it’s single guests, so they won’t have to worry about having to find an oppsite sex companion.
8 years ago
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BBWWAAAAAAAAAH . Kris i want sum a what ur having!!




I think that night i was slummin it…low on cash…had to drink what i already had in the house and unfortunately it was…Mad Dog 20/20…left over from my graduation party a year ago…grape flavor if i remember right…
I need to stick to beer and leave the DOG alone…He bites the next mornin…
And once again the Untopic turns to the AA Topic…
8 years ago
Last night was a three martini night for me (plus some orange colored drink that the bartender bought for my friend and I) Turns out the bartender is quite the avid skier.

Free drinks and ski talk, and no major hangover in the AM….pretty good in my book!
8 years ago
Mad Dog is a gag gift in my family. Since everyone knows how much I like scotch and scoff at cheap stuff, I’m guaranteed to have some of that in my stocking every year. Two years ago it was this orange… thingy that tasted like someone had blended moldy oranges with radiator fluid and added some alcohol.

Naturally we’ll have a freezer full of it at Moonshine Mountain- just in case anyone needs radiator fluid AND a drink.

Hey we’re over 2000 views!!!
8 years ago
Just out of curiousity…
How many people here have a computer tech job…

It seems like a lot of ppl here are in the same field…
It can be hardware, software, networking, or any other branch of the technical field.
8 years ago
Meeeee dude! I do it all … software development, networking, I even program microcontrollers (like now) , I can do digital design and SMT/SMD work too (I have a small lab with vision system, SMD rework station, etc).
8 years ago
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Just out of curiousity…
How many people here have a computer tech job…




Add me to that list - Systems Analyst - been doin’ it for 20 years, although I still haven’t decided what I’m gonna do when I grow up. Meanwhile this pays 2 mortgages and supports my ski addiction.
8 years ago
he don’t wanna grow up, jeff’s “a SkisRuS kid”
8 years ago
I’ve got no computer savvy whatsoever. I was a business consultant, followed by an energy trading analyst (structured products and risk management) and am now back at school where I’ll either wind up being a planner, economic developer, or real estate developer. Or maybe a burger flipper. Or a lift attendant operator. Or a drunk.

When it comes to computers, this is me (especially before coffee)
8 years ago
Does it count that I own a computer business that does everything from in home PC repairs all the way up to consulting with business to design and impliment their networks? Network Engineering is my specailtity, but I do everything else from webhosting, some programming, website design, data recovery, heck I even work at 2am sitting and doing a Dell server repair.

It’s the best thing I can do till ski season hits when I’m out in my front yard dancing in circles as it snows at 2am.


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Just out of curiousity…
How many people here have a computer tech job…

It seems like a lot of ppl here are in the same field…
It can be hardware, software, networking, or any other branch of the technical field.


8 years ago
bawalker - dude you know IBM has maybe an even negative perception among some but I got this x230 eServer off eBay and I have to say I like it waay better than Compaq/HP or even Dell (but not Sun) . The chassis is soooo good and well built and the little status lights inside locate a hardware fault really fast like if a RAM DIMM goes down a little light lights up next to it, etc.

In fact the server costed me like $100 without drives but it has one 1Ghz Slot 1 Pentium III and a VRM for a second CPU board (and you can bet I’ll get one) and 1 gig of 133mHz *registered* RAM. So then I found 4 Seagate 18Gig Cheetah SCSI drives on eBay with only a month of operational time on them !!! For $60 total!!!! So then I found a *new* IBM RAID 3L board still in the box for $50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahah!!!! ha ha ! hahahah!

I bought Solaris 10 from Sun Micro for only $50 so now I have 51 gigs of RAID 5 running Unix with Samba so I can file and print serve off my Microsoft network and I am gonna add two more Cheetahs when I can find em and get another 34 Gigs online soon … ain’t computers fun?!?!?!??!
8 years ago
Yeah… how about them, uh, Redskins?
8 years ago
How bout them ‘Hoos guys??!

8 years ago
OOOOOOHHH now you are making me jealous. I’ve been on a hardware spree recently and as of now I’m eyeing a few PowerMac G4’s on ebay for around $100 each with 512mb ram. I just need something to toy around with for OSX experience. Server wise though I can’t say I’ve done much with IBM, but the compaqs/HP’s I’ve dealt with are insane to get around in inside. I’ve really stuck with Dell for the most part because of their very solid and well structured chasis designs. I worked on a PowerEdge 2600 3 months ago for a client, dual P4 Xeon’s, 6x 78gb 10k rpm drives doing RAID5 as the primary network server for this client. Talk about FAAAAAAAAAAAST.

One whole sale vender I deal with has Delll Power Edge 1600 dual 1.4ghz cpu servers, 2 x 18gb 10krpm, (1U), 512ddr, and dual redundant powersupplies for $850. I have access to over 120 of those for any client or any person who wants one.
8 years ago
bawalker - NO WAY! *OUTRAGEOUS!!!! Hell I have to hit that …. G4’s for those bux! Hey you know as far as OS’s go OS 10 rulze what an inovative product (Scott dude I know you are listening out there!!!) Hey so like for $1K I can get that Dell PowerEdge setup for some of my guys?!!! How did yo do that? PM me with detail, eh mate? Build in whatever margin you want, yeah?
8 years ago
Damage Crush…your out of the closet Dude! Just when you had everybody convinced you were just some burned out ski bum…we find out you are a friggin computer scientist! Have you been staying at a Holiday Inn Express lately?
8 years ago
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How bout them ‘Hoos guys??!






I’m convinced, anytime i get to see BBowden and his merry band of outlaws walk off the field hanging there heads is a good day in my book. Roger, Murphy ande the rest of u hokies better be nice to snowmakers + kwill, atleast until the 20th.

While we’re on the subject, i know theres some conservationalists on the board, i’ve gotta say if we want to save some gasoline, start running redlights. Do you agree it’s stoopid to have to stop at a red light, stuck in time because a “traffic control” device is……. malfunctioning. How many time have you sat thru the cycle, waiting your turn for green lite for no one? Why do you need a traffic control device when there’s no traffic to control…what we need is for u eggheads to put some of those SCUZY drives together and invent a smarter traffic control device, somthing that controls traffic, not impedes it………..i’m telling you it’s a plot, there’s a little hole in the ozone layer above every traffic control device, add em all up and they’d be bigger than the one over that superfund site, blue knob.

SAVE THE WHALES!!!
8 years ago
Here in Blacksburg, redlights are just a Christmas decoration. All the redlight runners in this town (read: most undergrads who have too much money and not enough sense- how many kids in undergrad these days have frickin’ BMWs??? Criminy) contribute to saving the world in two ways: first they burn less gas, second they tend to run over pedestrians and kill them.

Yeah, redlight running isn’t that funny down here, because we’ve got too many stupid mother f**&&%% doing it all the time. One time, I watched a Jeep Cherokee blow through a red light at 40 mph (the light had been red for about 30 seconds when he did this), stared at him in disbelief, turned around and saw- waiting at the redlight- a cop. Who did nothing. I wanted to scream at the cop to get off his sorry donut eatin’ ass and stop the sob. But that would have just landed me in jail. And after seeing Whiskers Roadhouse, I knew jail in southwest Virginia was a bad option.
8 years ago
Whats an untopic if we don’t have non-VT computer engineers running around going nuts over Operating Systems? I guess I may be a nerd but I have every OS going back to Windows 1.0, pretty much every version of every Linux OS/Distro in the last 10 years and heck, a friend of mine got OSX for x86 that we’ve toyed with. Snow and software, the only two things that turn me on…lol
8 years ago
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Just out of curiousity…
How many people here have a computer tech job…

It seems like a lot of ppl here are in the same field…
It can be hardware, software, networking, or any other branch of the technical field.




I’m no computer geek but I play one at work sometimes. We’ve got a Linux cluster hooked up to our Windows network at work and I’ve had to learn a little just to be able to get anything accomplished. You know, check messageboards, peruse through snow pics…stuff like that.

I do a little FORTRAN and BASH programming when I’m feeling masochistic.
8 years ago
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Snow and software, the only two things that turn me on…lol




oh yeah! You are sooo right! .. but … have to add my honey to the list. We are both geeks. I’ve been cranking code for more than 30 years and he’s been a network weenie for a good 20. As my honey says: he does the hardware and I do the software; he build the parts you can kick and I build the parts you can only swear at.

Code and snow … now that’s LIFE!!!
8 years ago
Murphy - Ach So! Hey man FORTRAN is simple and direct to the point … hey I wrote a window-like mini-operating system in FORTRAN back in the day …. it’s no slouch and never will be. But if you want cool …. try Python or the old freakazoid LISP … or catch the book “Painter and Hackers; big ideas from the computer age” a bit of diatribe in the middle but a good book regarding development philosophy.

Fishnski - hey baby I’ll quote from the film Real Genius .. “.. I didn’t want you to think I was all stuffy .. you know all brains and no penis …” lol!
8 years ago
snow - that’s ill! But great!!! You two go go go!
8 years ago
I knew there were a lot of geeks in this forum, but i had no idea everyone was one…lol

FYI…They’re callin for a nice frost tonight here…Its gettin closer..
Jimmy…How bout them “Eers????
8 years ago
Hrm, now to fullfill my lifes goal, find a WOMAN who understands technology and clings to my shoulder with glee when I say “Honey I found a maxtor 300gb sata 16mb hdd for sale for $79…” and who also prefers the slopes to sitting inside all day looking at the slopes.



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oh yeah! You are sooo right! .. but … have to add my honey to the list. We are both geeks. I’ve been cranking code for more than 30 years and he’s been a network weenie for a good 20. As my honey says: he does the hardware and I do the software; he build the parts you can kick and I build the parts you can only swear at.

Code and snow … now that’s LIFE!!!


8 years ago
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Hrm, now to fullfill my lifes goal, find a WOMAN who understands technology and clings to my shoulder with glee when I say “Honey I found a maxtor 300gb sata 16mb hdd for sale for $79…” and who also prefers the slopes to sitting inside all day looking at the slopes.





Good luck with that.
8 years ago
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Murphy - Ach So! Hey man FORTRAN is simple and direct to the point … hey I wrote a window-like mini-operating system in FORTRAN back in the day …. it’s no slouch and never will be.




Some people think FORTRAN has grown obsolete but it’s still king in my industry. It works well for pure number crunching and people aren’t going to be quick to convert codes that took years or even decades to fine tune.

I actually enjoy coding FORTRAN. Trying to learn bash is driving me crazy though.
8 years ago
Brad,
Wow, this Untopic just goes on and on and on and on….. (insert Duracell Bunny wmv here ). Anyway in answer to the much earlier question, yea, I’m a computer guy too. Senior Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, etc (call me whatever you want, just call me employed!) I’ve been doing this for about 19 years now. It’s a great way to fund the skiing habit

-Warren-
8 years ago
What happened to the drinking thread? What happened to the complete debauchery? Apparently, it’s all been RAMMED (har har). We’re gonna need to start an alternative UNTOPIC- this subject is becoming too topical.
8 years ago
OK, while we’re on the subject, here’s a question from the NFL Head coach aptitude test. U Have three quarterbacks, starter is injured and unable to go, 2nd can barely run when healthy is recovering from a leg injury, 3rd is a former starter and perfectly healthy.

Who do YOU start?
8 years ago
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Fishnski - hey baby I’ll quote from the film Real Genius .. “.. I didn’t want you to think I was all stuffy .. you know all brains and no penis …” lol!




Hey Crush, why is that toy on your head?
8 years ago
Darn I missed 200! someone needs to give me a heads up sooner, so I can enjoy some sort of mile stone here on this board!

And Jimmy…I, just a simple minded girl, would not go with the option that appeared at the ketchup stadium on sunday, I would have rather seen possibly a punt returner throw the ball than the “injured” old guy! No offense Tommy Gun, but Big Ben has me kind of spoiled in the world of professional foosball!
8 years ago
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I would have rather seen possibly a punt returner throw the ball than the “injured” old guy!




I forgot, he was a QB in college, ur right. No worries about milestones, just like the UNTOPIC (c), the 16 oz jello shot will live forever!
8 years ago
HMMMM… I thought you were talking about another game…HOW BOUT THEM HOOS????? I think Thanksgiving in Hooville may be on November 19th this year. How do we like our turkey???? The Wahoo Nation lives!!!
8 years ago
The only thanks you’ll be giving on November 19th is that you’ll be losing to the SOON TO BE NATIONAL CHAMPION!!! GO HOKIES!!!!
8 years ago
It’s the revenge of the DCSki.com Nerds!!

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What happened to the drinking thread? What happened to the complete debauchery? Apparently, it’s all been RAMMED (har har). We’re gonna need to start an alternative UNTOPIC- this subject is becoming too topical.


8 years ago
In a fit of boredom I went to 7 Springs webcam and nearly cacked my pants, thought we had an early snow there. I guess it’s just crap on the lens. http://www.7springs.com/mountaincams.shtml scroll to the grey rocks cam looks like flakes.
8 years ago
“16oz jello shot” will forever be living in infamy! HAHAHA. The hubby is a web designer, I am computer illiterate (he uses an APPLE, is there anything else?)

Back to MSM, having been giving thought to ski escorts……..wouldn’t it be great for singles to get one with a lift ticket purchase? I’ve played this out in my head (just bear with me, it is not going where you think)

Ticket saler: How many today sir?
skier: Just one, I am flying solo!
TS: All by yourself, how about a friend for the day.
S: What do you mean?
TS: as a courtesy to all of our single guests, we offer a MOUNTAIN HOST type program. Your companion for the day will assist you in all of your mountain needs(wink wink).
S: That sounds great. What do I need to do?
TS: Tall or short? Blond, brunette, red head or multiple color scheme(most women)? Talkative or quiet?

as you can see, this could be used for both men and women. As a married women with lots of single friends, this could come in real handy when they can’t keep up! The hubby may even try to find me an “escort” for the day for the same reason! Unfortunately no escort would come with a 16oz jello shot…in order to get one of those, you gotta know someone! Good thing we are all friends!

Hey another thought is that if and when LM opens, the hubby and I would like to invite all new friends up to experience the real mountain. Just crash at the house, we have plenty of floor space! I’ll make the jello!
8 years ago
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S: That sounds great. What do I need to do?
TS: Tall or short? Blond, brunette, red head or multiple color scheme(most women)? Talkative or quiet?




Answers:
Tall
Red Head
Quiet (Is there such a thing?)

Some more questions need to be asked to narrow the field down a bit.

Chest — big, average, small?
Butt — big, average, small?
Alcohol Preference — beer, liquor, doesnt matter as long as im drunk?
Marrital status — Married, Single, Other (you fill in the blank)?

All these are very important questions that just cannot be left out…
8 years ago
This will work well with some of the apres-ski entertainment venues that we were planning on having there.

“Moonshine Mountain- where everytime you think you’ve hit rock bottom in debauchery, you’ve only discovered another stepping stone on your way to hell. Or that could just be Jimmy.”

Heather- wow hey everyone free lodging at LM! Now THAT’S worth the gas money… see you one day before our first major blizzard in January! ps- bring your single girlfriends over.
8 years ago
Heather,
Hmmm, Free lodging AND Jello Shots (unless there was another use for the Jello….. ). OK, I’m there!

-Warren-
8 years ago
Can I just say that Bushwacker certainly has the most UNTOPIC (c) sign name of anyone on the board, and I’m not sure he should be left unsupervised with a name like that in a room full of single women…
8 years ago
Okay computer geeks, here’s a question. I would like to have a website that stores the papers I’ve done for school. The purpose would be so that when I send my resume to prospective employers via email, there can be a series of hotlinks that connect to the papers and employers can read them if they want. I’m positive this would take less than 50 megabytes and, since hotmail is free and comes with 50 megabytes of storage, it seems like there could be some free webhosting sites available for this type of use.

Do any of y’all know where I could find a good, secure web storage for 50 mb or less for free? Do those exist, or am I gonna have to splurge a few bucks a month for something like that?

And THAT should show you how computer illiterate I am, that I even have to ask this question… and on the UNTOPIC (c) no less…
8 years ago
LOL you mind is really in the gutter;)

I never though of it that way.

Anyways anyone see “Waiting” that was one hell of a bush there.
8 years ago
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Just crash at the house, we have plenty of floor space! I’ll make the jello!





Free lodging, jello shots flowing freely…..if you’re not careful that could lead to Snowgasm…..
8 years ago
This post made specifically to piss Myrto off. UNTOPIC (c) FOREVER!!!
8 years ago
Not to worry, Rasta Patrol (c) has em on the run.
8 years ago
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This post made specifically to piss Myrto off. UNTOPIC (c) FOREVER!!!




Whatever doesn’t kill it just makes it STRONGER .

While we’re on the subject, JimK wrote on a dead thread
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How would you like to be skiing/riding in a blizzard with Riders on a Storm playing through your headphones? Or maybe skiing on a blazingly bright bluebird day at Mammoth with LA Women playing?




So what are some of your favorite tunes to turn by?
8 years ago
It depends on the day, but if I’m having a good day, “Call Me the Breeze” pops into my head a lot (by Lynyrd Skynrd). Especially in a mogul field- good bop along beat to it. The theme song from Ice Age is always fun too.
8 years ago
Wow, I like the Boss and “pink cadillac” for as a sweet rythum for bumps.
8 years ago
Gotta have some Marley - Trenchtown Rock - a beat that flows with the snows maaan!

Hey - how can we start crossposting into that purposeless “Kill the Untopic” thread?
8 years ago
“Kick out the Jam” Jeff Buckley live version, “Come Together” (not Beatles cover) Spiritualized live version, “Helter Skelter” Beatles. Hmm need to get decent Mp3 for lift ride this winter
8 years ago
“Sweet emotion”- Aerosmith.

Skiing on straight-edge skis is very 70s, so that’s why all these classic rock songs keep spinning around in my head. With my new spoons this year, we’ll see if the tunes change (of course, they’ll all go C&W if they do).
8 years ago
Not sure if I would call it a song to ski to, but “I Love this Bar” by Toby Keith is a great song to drink to!
8 years ago
I didnt know where to post this…so i figured UNTOPIC would do…lol

Some great pics of OTW at T-line. Great snow conditions as well…Made my mouth water!!!

T’line pics
8 years ago
Jimmy and JimL -
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How would you like to be skiing/riding in a blizzard with Riders on a Storm playing through your headphones? Or maybe skiing on a blazingly bright bluebird day at Mammoth with LA Women playing?





… oh man “Riders” would be awesome on a stormy powder day. I’m gonna have to remember that one for sure.

For big-turn super-G turns: Ja Rule (with Case) - “Livin’ It Up”.

Moguls: Beastie Boyz - “Get my root down”

Easy cruzin: Tears For Fears - “Raoul and the Kings Of Spain”

Terrain Park - Sponge - “Wreckage”

Steep Skiing - Linkin Park/Jay-Z - ” IZZO/IN THE END”

Hair-ball Skiing - Pussy Galore - “Constant Pain”


.. that’s it!
8 years ago
Oh yeah… how many of you have a bar that comes instantly to mind when “I Love This Bar” comes on? Dreaming about being drunk at a bar probably wouldn’t do much for skiing quality though. Not that skiing quality will matter at Moonshine Mountain.
8 years ago
Big Wreck - the Oaf for bushwacking
8 years ago
Crush,
I have to ask, what’s “Hair-Ball Skiing”

-Warren-
8 years ago
Warren, while we’re waiting for Crush to get out of bed, different time zone & ALL, i was thinking, what might make fred happy is if Tline would buy a pipe groomer . What would make jimmy happy would be if they ONLY used it to groom OTW into one of those canibis lupis like at the canyons type runs .

EDIT to add that i poached this idea from SeaRide/Crush; i rarely have an original thought.
8 years ago
Jimmy,
Now THAT would be cool. I’ve played in some natural gorges/half-pipes. George’s gorge @ Big Mountain MT, and some cool runs at Snowbird as well!

-Warren-
8 years ago
Hey someone else has been to Big Mtn! George’s Gorge was a fun trail.

Oh, my poor Hokies. Could they have played any worse last night? Talking about winning ugly… maybe next time instead of repeatedly smacking players when they’re ten yards out of bounds, they should just take a flying head shot at the head coach of the opposing team. I hate it when your team acts like a bunch of jail thugs.

I’m getting the sinking feeling that this is going to be a repeat of two years ago. Watch for the implosion this coming Thursday against Boston College.
8 years ago

*drooling* oh my .. now that’s something to dream about .. pipe-groomer groom “canis lupis” style through the OTW whales..ooh I gotta sit down …*faint*
8 years ago
The El Tarter resort in Andorra has a natrual river be that is also a ntaural pipe. It’s pretty nice because just up above it there is a small natural quaterpipe so you hit that then the river. Sweet. And because Andorra is populated by mostly beginner/intermediates I found there is just tons of powder to hit. Got to love the natural features.
8 years ago
Thanks for thinkin of me Jimmy, but I’d be happy with a terrain park at timberline open before midseason…but I have a feelin that’s a bit of a “pipe dream”
8 years ago
So I’m thinkin’ Moonshine’s lift ticket will be about $20. Since we’ll also be selling snow escorts, immeasurable quantities of alcohol, lap dances, jello shots, have nationally televised ATV death matches, etc. we might even not have to charge anything for a lift ticket! Anyone willing to take a chance on our rickety old lifts will get to do so for free (I’m thinkin- let’s buy the triple chair from T-line. Axle grease dripping, rusting, slow- they should pay us to take it off their hands).
8 years ago
You know Roger, MSM actually will initiate an enitrely new business model for ski resorts. We will be the first resort to make our money - not from lift tickets or real estate. Rather, we will be able to be profitable in our first season of operations simply by catering to and charging heartily for the vices our clientele hold dearest. Think of the money we could make off fools like this:

CEO disputes $241K tab at topless club (from AP)

Now the only question is what to do with all the real estate we’ll seize through shady eminent domain deals.
8 years ago
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The communications company said its chief disputed all but about $20,000, according to the lawsuit.





LOL

So this guy does not dispute that he spent $20,000 on a SINGLE visit to a topless bar??? Oh yeah, have we got a deal for this clown…

…(a very perverted clown but still)…
8 years ago
WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow

Frist sign of snow and the Untopic dies again…

R.I.P (till the snow melts anyways)
8 years ago
Kris,
OK, I just have to reply just to keep the UnTopic alive
Jimmy,
You have to feed the UnTopic with fresh posts or it’ll die

-Warren-
8 years ago
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WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow—WV Snow

Frist sign of snow and the Untopic dies again…






Kris—Kris—Kris—Kris—Kris

Do salamanders fly south for the winter?? dows a bear $h7t in the outhouse??do blondes really have more fun?? NO NO NO NO NO. The Untopic might go into cybernation but u can’t kill it, it goes on and on and on and i don’t wanna growup..
8 years ago
Hey Jimmy,
I see you still got that #$@%^! song stuck in yer head
Sorry, bout that…

-Warren-
8 years ago
Got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, turned on the computer, and went straight to Untopic (c). Good morning and all hail the southbound salamander!
8 years ago
AWWW, No problem, Warren. It’s better than the voices i uzually hear, kinda pizzes the pastor off when i sing it out in church instead of how great thou art tho…..i’m a skisRus kid .
8 years ago
Jimmy,
Voices in yer head huh? And I thought it was the only one They keep saying “Pack your skis and head for the mountains….Pack you skis and head for the mountains…”

-Warren-
8 years ago
All of the gorgeous snow has melted into a muddy mess high atop the scenic laurel highlands. Since the snow is gone, I am tempted to make some jello and cloud ski this evening! Anyone care to join me, maybe we can make it a group trip!!!
8 years ago
I once had a boss who told me that the voices in my head were telling me to “move to the mountains and build a bomb-shelter”. I do own property in the mountains, but I don’t have a bomb-shelter yet.

I got back to the commuter lot the other day and I had a flyer on my windshield from a guy who paints houses, or some such trade. In big, bold letters it said “Jimmy’s”…..not “Jimmy’s Painting”, just “Jimmy’s”. Maybe an example of another guy named Jimmy who likes things unstructured?
8 years ago
Aw, Heather i’d luv to but i already have a “private lesson” scheduled for tonite; plan to learn to ski deep powder snow without a snorkel. I’ll take a niar check tho .

jeff, no bomb shelter not so bad, all u really need in the laurels is a big gun…..must’ve been another jimmy, house painting WAY TOOO structured for me….don’t get paint on the floor, wipe up that spot, don’t put the brush in the bucket no green on the trim but u know what, i really kinda like the white uniform.
8 years ago
250th post!
8 years ago
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Whoo…I made it too the end!!!! HJopefully no one posted while I was writing this




Congratulation! You have completed the Untopic educational series. You are officially dumber!




way to go Roger, u got those five stars standing in the corner by the door yet??? cloud skiing very good tonite, will file TR, later

Kris

HOW BOUT THEM EERS!!!!!!
8 years ago
Very impressive…

How about Pat White throwin a block for Slaton? I think our QBs need to calm down a little…Dont want another one hurt…But it looks like we might be 3 deep at QB now…House looked pretty good at the end of the game…

Id like another shot at VT now wouldnt you???

But it wouldnt be the same…They wouldnt be undefeated this time…Miami is gonna give them their first loss of the year…
Sorry Roger….Sorry Murphy…looks like the fun is over this week…
8 years ago
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Miami is gonna give them their first loss of the year…
Sorry Roger….Sorry Murphy…looks like the fun is over this week…




I predict Hokies big …. 31-13
8 years ago
21-14 Miami at the half.

34-31 Miami on a last second field goal.
Both defenses are awesome, but i still think its gonna be high scoring…
8 years ago
Kris where’s the love man? This is MIAMI we’re talking about- tropics, criminals, and named after the storm system that just sank New Orleans. I mean, let’s face it, I may root for the Hokies over WVU but that doesn’t mean I am reflexively opposed to them (I reserve that for ND).

Besides, even the trees have come out in favor of the Hokies. The question isn’t whether we win. If we lose, suicidal despair engulfs the Mid-Atlantic and temps will persist in the 70s through February. So not only do we need to win to save winter, but we need to win BIG to knock Texas down a notch and set ourselves up for the national championship.

Besides, I detect desperation in your prediction. We’ve trailed for like five minutes all season. You’ve got us losing on both halves… even if Miami pulls this out, they’re gonna have to come from behind to do it.

See ya in 2014. I predict we will have lost a game by the time we play WVU again.

ps- Gameday is coming back to town. If I’m there on Saturday, I’ll be the guy holding the 5 Stars up in the audience.
8 years ago

We really do need some BIG DCSki signs.
8 years ago
Murph- I think you and I should go to Gameday and hold up some “SKI MOONSHINE- UNTOPIC FOREVER!!!” signs. Boy would I have to be drunk to try that…

Maybe they’d put us on TV if we figure a way to get “ESPN” into it:

Every
Skier
Posts at
uNtopic ?
8 years ago
That might work…

I saw a few signs on ESPN the other day that said….

Everybody
Sees
Penn state
Now

Elephants
Should
Play
Noseguard

and my personal fav…

Everybody
Should
Praise
mouNtaineers!

So i bet yours would get on there….
8 years ago
while we’re on the subject, remember that post POWPOW made w/regards to car hunting? well i thought it was just some obscure whitetail hunting method. Guess what, NBC actually had a report on car hunting this morning and went so far as to rate the top states to pursue this new form of hunting. Pennsylvania is #1 baby, Ohio was #4, I’m suroundoed by car hunters. Report had actual footage of an urban car hunt, looks like it could be fun, but it looks harder than u would think.
8 years ago
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Murph- I think you and I should go to Gameday and hold up some “SKI MOONSHINE- UNTOPIC FOREVER!!!” signs. Boy would I have to be drunk to try that…




The wife hired a babysitter so I can lay bricks on the front porch tomorrow morning. I think that translates to no day-long tailgating. Good think it gets dark early now
8 years ago
Woooo… now we’ve regressed to “car hunting???” The Untopic has fallen to new heights. Hey Jimmy, great cloud skiing last night. I was ripping some awesome GS turns when the spousal unit drove up and ruined the “atmosphere.”
8 years ago
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Murph- I think you and I should go to Gameday and hold up some “SKI MOONSHINE- UNTOPIC FOREVER!!!” signs. Boy would I have to be drunk to try that…




The wife hired a babysitter so I can lay bricks on the front porch tomorrow morning. I think that translates to no day-long tailgating. Good think it gets dark early now




Cmon Murphy, lifes too short to drink lite beer, and you already have a baby sitter.

Kim, i’ve seen M ski, i’ll bet she took your line in 12” fresh on her way to race course . Looks like we’ll be getting some purile powder this weekend, won’t be long till it’s all grown up. Bet we have a big storm b/4 novembers done.

jimmy
8 years ago
I’m a little disappointed that VA and WV didn’t make the top of the list. I think this has to do with those damn Northern Virginians not hunting. Further proof that SW VA should become it’s own state (Eastern West Virginia?), so we can be known as the Car Hunting Coal Capital Home of the National Championship HOKIES (yes, we’re taking VA Tech with us when we secede).

And West Virginia really should change its name to West By God Virginia, like on the video that PowPow (right?) produced. And then Moonshine Mountain will be created and in the heavens there shall be much rejoicing, allelujah amen and pass the peanut butter.

Tailgating began six hours ago and yet here I still sit at Untopic. Sheesh!
8 years ago
Go ahead. Get it out of y’all’s system. It’s okay, I’m prepared. I’m wearing black all day in mourning. Ugh.
8 years ago
All I have to say is…

Marcus Vick is my hero…What a guy…

THE U!!!
8 years ago
moof-moof, crikular, moof-moof better not b your grl friend she’s not as good as me, huh, shut up you are a goof ball you you have three warts two living one comatose …. your freezing xlXK STOP CLACKING YOU … YOU STUPID HEAD LIKE THE SHOW THE PIANO CUT SOME FIGNERS OFF DID YOU SEE THAT SHOW OR MOVIE ABOUT THE PIOSNO CUTTING THE FINGERGS OFF .. THE WRIST THEY HAD TO PLAY WITH THERE WRISTS SO THEY PUT PENICILS FOR FINGERS AND THEY ATTACHED THEM WITH PAPERCLIP FOR GOOD SECURTITY THAT IS WHY THEY PLAY “CHOPSTICKS” …



… umm ok got that? Well just turnin’ this into a blog …

(PS I didn’t do this)
8 years ago
Wow,
I’ll have some of what Crush’s drinking

-Warren-
8 years ago
“CHOPSITX”, Yup i know exactly what u mean Crush. Checked the Wasatch out on noaa, looks like snow is coming to you soon; mid atlantic can’t be far behind?
8 years ago
I just thought this was funny and un-topical:

FUNNY

8 years ago
Despair.com is truly the web site for all seasons. Unfortunately, I’ve become the “disaffected college student” they keep referring to.

Speaking of disaffected… what the hell is going on with our weather (Murphy has heard this from me almost daily for two months)??? Does Nature really think one week of cold is gonna make up for 3-5 degree above normal weather since June? I’ve been driving with my windows down all weekend. I live in the frickin’ mountains and it’s mid November. It’s not like I’m asking for sharks with laser beams or anything like that.
8 years ago
It’s kind o’ mild here too … hopefully in the next two weeks we’ll have two or three good storms …. I guess we’ll both have to settle for Killer Sea Bass that haven’t been fed for a long time.
8 years ago
Speaking of killer sea bass, the wife is compiling a cookbook of recipes featuring fish and game. Got some really great stuff in there, but she’s having trouble, maybe someone can help…….she needs a good recipe for wolverine stew, maybe something with a nice moonshine reduction.
8 years ago
Jimmy, Not many find wolverine apetizing. However I belive sour grapes would be a more fitting garnish than moonshine.
8 years ago
RogerZ….what was the name of the hurricane that hit b-burg last saturday???? As a wahoo, I was hoping for a perfect record by those birds when they fly into hooville next week. Now they go and spoil everything!
8 years ago
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she needs a good recipe for wolverine stew, maybe something with a nice moonshine reduction.




Redolent of juniper berries . ..
8 years ago
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Speaking of disaffected… what the hell is going on with our weather (Murphy has heard this from me almost daily for two months)??? Does Nature really think one week of cold is gonna make up for 3-5 degree above normal weather since June?




I had a really, really good promise today.

I walked out to the (black) car about 35 mins after sunup. It is sheathed in about 2” of fog of its own making. The slightly frozen dew was steaming off the black car and condensing within inches of the surface.

Wow.

Anyone out for Whitegrass volunteer trail work weekend next week?
8 years ago
You mean the hurricane that rendered Vick incapable of holding onto the football??? I was there, but the name escapes me… oh wait, it was Hurricane HUMILIATION. How I could be so forgetful.

I personally prefer my wolverine with a nice chianti and a side of fava beans.

While I’m quoting movies, now would be a good time to remind folks that “WOLVERINES!” was the battle cry from the greatest Cold War movie ever made, Red Dawn. Didn’t the movie begin with political paralysis in Germany? Probably not long until those damn commies from Cuba try to take our skiing in CO then. But we here at Moonshine Mountain are stocked up and ready for an invasion… moonshine, beer, whiskey, and beef jerky to last for several years. Y’all come on up.
8 years ago
Jimmy - this recipe works with just about anything and has got me laid many times … ;-)

1) Take Wolverine, Sea Bass, Halibut, whatever and s&p it with Sea Salt (coarse) and Pepper (coarse) ..

2) In a cast iron pan on med-hi put in olive oil and place IT skin side down for 5 minutes ….

3) remove and place in a oven-safe baking pan or casserole dish skin side up with a little oil in a pre-heated oven @ 350 degrees.

4) pour out the remaining oil in the cast-iron pan and put 2 tbs olive oil and 2 tbs butter over med- heat

5) add approx 1/4 diced white onion (large) for 8 minutes or until onions become translucent

6) add one can of diced tomato and three tsp mild Indian Curry Paste and lemon juice from 1 lemon

7) Make jasmine rice for two (two cups washed rice) with a pinch of Safron


8) Wait 3 minutes and then add aprox 1 cup chopped parsley … reduce heat and allow to simmer on low for 3 minutes

9) Take IT out of the oven and plate on top of rice from 7) with sauce from 8). Garnish with any remaining parsley.

10) Add a nice guwerztraminer or just a good ole Blue Nun

… the rest is up to you!
8 years ago
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Jimmy - this recipe works with just about anything and has got me laid many times … ;-)





It’s going to be interesting to watch the VIEWS count on this one go up.
8 years ago
Crush..pushing the political politeness to a new level on the “Untopic”! Dropping down the drop at Timberline,totally out of control but obviosly looking impressive to a lovely young lady who gave me her phone # & then…..Well at least its related to skiing!..Wolverine can be made into Jerky..or you can soak it in a brine & then nail it to a board & smoke it on a fire for 12 hours.Pull it out of the fire,take it off the board,throw away the wolverine & eat the board!
8 years ago
WOW! Crush, you are a man of way too many talents. I am totally impressed.

How is it that you are not domesticated … [read: engaged or married]? If I were a whole bunch of years younger I would become a Crush groupie!

Awesome!
8 years ago
Snowcone- to answer your question, note that the main ingredient of that meal was wolverine. I’m sure serving up rare forest creatures with tough pelt has a certain appeal to certain segments of the delicate sex, but on the whole I’m thinkin’ it’s a liberal dosage of geweurtzimener (go German spelling!!!) that does the trick in that recipe. And, I don’t think the wolverine-eating, gewertzimener guzzling (might as well be consistent with me misspelling) female is eager to get her MRS degree anytime soon.
8 years ago
Snow - It ain’t so much what you do, it’s how you do it … Like Lidia on “Lidia’s Italy” (PBS cooking show I recommend it highy) sez you have to make food with love … you have to “love” the food as you make… it rub it, spank it, be tender to it and watch it every moment and care for it.

Of course after you plate it all bets are off ;-)

As for moi ! Well I have a saying —- E.’s (me) home for wayward grls ..

I tend to collect the clinically insane, troubled, and “different” grls … really like I actually had a crazy grl (god forbid if she forgot her meds ) for a while … but I am un-normal too oh well! I’m ill and so be it …

TMI but you asked … I did have a groupie once when I wuz in a band but that was a looo-ooo-oong time ago when I had long hair and was much better in shape (TMI - TMI - … T M I !!!!!)

UGH!
OOOOF!

Time to sign off I suspect!

8 years ago
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Jimmy - this recipe works with just about anything and has got me laid many times … ;-)

… the rest is up to you!




OH Crush, you ar the master, what a great recipe….works like a charm…is the secret ingredient teh safron??? no gotta be the wine??? looking for a shortcut, u guys and the trip to snowshoe, too much i’m downin redneckcountry right now gaston countync..everyone drinkin budlite, lifes too short, can’t wait to get back to the mountains….
8 years ago
J- LOL M. and I are holdin’ up with a cheap bottle of Taaka vodka and Swanson’s TV dinners … no class here tonite! ;-)

Snowcone -see all is not gold that glitters! All is not pure that shines! Follow your mother’s teachings, and happiness will be thine WILL BE THINE !
.. eh? Did I just say that?! Oh well….
8 years ago
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Follow your mother’s teachings, and happiness will be thine WILL BE THINE !





My mother told me to concentrate on my schoolwork and not waste my time on the web. See? Mother’s aren’t always brilliant.
8 years ago
Somewhere I was told the same thing about don’t fool with those “games” referring to Nintendo, PS etc. Now I have an online business and teach myself to reverse engineer products. Go figure. :P
8 years ago
Yeah, well, I have a beer gut. Maybe my mother wasn’t all that far off the mark after all.
8 years ago
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Yeah, well, I have a beer gut. Maybe my mother wasn’t all that far off the mark after all.



Did someone mention the word beer??? mmmmmmm, BEER!
8 years ago
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Yeah, well, I have a beer gut. Maybe my mother wasn’t all that far off the mark after all.




i don’t have a beer gut, hard to blieve i know, but i was thinking about getting one of those shotskis…..on my way to the atomic store after work to p/u my new b9’s, maybe i’ll wear them to work tomorrow POWPOW.
8 years ago

mid fat shotski
8 years ago
This really doesn’t belong anywhere but The Untopic, but somewhere it must belong. Put DCSki in redneck dialect:

http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/dialect…/ubbthreads.php

Or try us in:

jive

Elmer Fudd

or hacker
8 years ago
RogerZ - LMAO that is hillarious!!!! This could only be topped by our resident IT genius Brad integratin’ that thar Dialectizer inta one of them thar op’n source browser lik’n firefox so’s all our favrit websites wood be finely easy ta rid.
8 years ago
Hey, all you wahoos-

WHO’S YOUR DADDY!!!
8 years ago
You best be thankin GT for beatin Miami…Looks like Florida State will have an easy championship game…lol…

52-7 Florida State!!!!
lol…then i woke up…


Jimmy…i was in your neck of the woods today…Cabelas is awesome…
8 years ago
waaaaah who
WAAAAAH WHO?

aaaaaaah choo
AAAAAAAH CHOO!

God Bless you wahoo’s
Beers at timber pub anyone?
8 years ago
This is getting to be the football topic. As such I’m off on a tangent. So I test drove a Subaru Legacy GT this weekend. Boy are they quick. That turbo has no problem welding you back in the seat. Prolly going to end up with the non turbo model tho. Don’t fancy pouring premium down it’s throat nor do I fancy the idea of repairing the turbo should anything go wrong. Going to try and buy before the end of the year. Also drove an Acura TSX, nice car but a touch too small inside. Subi here I come.
8 years ago
sorry Kennedy, didn’t mean to make the Untopic seem like it was topical in anyway. We can’t even make a rule about what kind of rules there are for posting in the Untopic, except that “there shall be no rules either allowing or prohibiting rules regarding posted materials in this forum.” And, frankly, there’s some of us who find that rule to be a little structured, too.
8 years ago
No worries just trying to keep it random. I’ve noticed a trend towards getting bogged into items. Need to keep untopic loose.

Tangent 2, booked my trip to Utah for Feb. Staying in SLC and driving to a bunch of mountains. Right now I’m thinking Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude, Powder Mountain, Park City/Deer Valley and maybe Sundance.
8 years ago
I was looking at a 2005 Subaru Outback XT Turbo that was 5spd manual. Perfect size and amount of space. Even better because it was an `05 sitting on the lot and because it was manual transmission, the dealer had marked it down from $30k to $24k. Unfortunately before I had a chance to seriously pursue getting it, someone else snagged it. Whats worse is that dealer has no other 5spd manual Subaru’s in stock and I absolutely *REFUSE* to pay $30k for any vehicle unless it’s an army tank. No vehicle is worth more than $24k tops.
8 years ago
Aw, football season is over for me as soon as the lifts go on, i guess it’s sooner than that for some…..i was more concerned w/kwill & snomakers condition……HOOO , glad i got that off my chest.

comprex, guess if i got the mid fat, i could have a beer gut and a shotski too?
8 years ago
I feel that we as members of the UNTOPICç owe it to the memory of slopes that will not be skied this year (yes I am speaking of LM)by all encouraging ski slope debauchery by induldging in a 16oz jello shot, 40oz of our favorite cheap beer, bottle of favorite Mad Dog Flavor, insert other beverage here, and bottoms up after the last run of the day on our first day of downhill sliding! Who’s with me? Jimmy, LMV, Brad, Jeff, Tim, Jimmy, Kim, Dave, Jimmy, Crush, Scot, Jimmy? You guys there? Did I mention Jimmy? Anyway, may your hills be covered in snow, skis/boards be waxed, beer be chilled, and runs be plentiful this SEASON! YAAAHOOO!!!!

Shotskis ready!!!!Bases UP!
8 years ago
I’m in, although I’ll prolly substitute a pint or 3 of Guinness for the 40 oz of cheap beer.

Here’s to next year at LM
8 years ago
I can see you have chosen the “insert your beverage of choice here” option. Sounds good to me! 3 or more pints of the “GOOD STUFF” is what the hubby will be drinking also. One of the great tenders of the bar referred to Guiness as a”pork chop” in a glass! That way dinner is always liquid. It makes the hubby feel good and it saves me from cooking, so it all works out!
8 years ago
Heather - sorry been away out of the country (Mexico!) - buckwheat say O’Tay! ;-) Cheers (gulp) ! .. ohhh I think I feel a little sick …
8 years ago
Heather,
OK, I’m in too. I’ll substitute some pints of some REALLY good stuff from my local micro-brewery.
Ever since I’ve had their stuff, the mass-produced just isn’t the same any more.

-Warren-
8 years ago
mmmmmmmmm, pork chop in a glass, gotta be at least two food groups there. It’s snowing and getting cold here on the western front, a clipper coming tomorrow, i can hear snow guns firing up to the east, don’t know if i can get away with calling in dead friday (only because it’s so early in THE SEASON), what no LM this year, HA i’ve been cloud skiing it quite a bit this summer. Heather Heather, roger kwill bumps tgd heather kennedy warren powpow heather comprex kris heather denis murphy snowcone (heather, too much pressure w/the names ) and all u other untopic (c) posters, someones turning their lifts on tomorrow, bottoms up to four Hop Devils, my goggles getting foggy, POWDER TO THE PEOPLE & HAPPY SEASON EVE!
8 years ago
You know, as I read Heather’s posts, all I can think is “why are all the good women already married?” I started a new and largely useless blog but I’ve named it drinkskiblog in honor of Untopic. Though I’ve yet to post about either. I’ll have to get to my duty and start writing more about skiing and drinking, drinking and skiing, and just to throw a curve in there drisking- the art of skiing and drinking at the same time.
8 years ago
As I sit here and watch whats left of our snow storm melt away…I realize im getting bored )and drunk)…

So i hop on the DCski message board hoping to see a new post about CV Tline or The Shoe…and behold No New posts…Everyone is skiing…

I caught a few turns on a 30,000 foot unicorn lookin cloud earlier today, but alas, that is the extent of my skiing today…Now i sit here in my humble abode…watching some college football, hoping south florida loses and the mountaineers get the automatic bowl bid…

But wait…A commercial…AH HA….the Untopic calls my name…It has been asleep for a few days…Now that the snow is melting, and CV only has bunny slopes open…The untopic called to me…And i answered…

Lets go Mountaineers!!
Lets go Untopic!!
Lets go Jello Shots!!
Lets go Alcohol in general!!
Lets go Women skiing in Bikinis!!
LETS GO SKIING!!!!!!!
8 years ago
Kris - “think J. C. M.

It’s a lonely old night! And I put my arms around her …. It’s a lonely old ni-gh-ght .. custom made for two lonely old people like me and you …”
8 years ago
WOOOOOOO, finally soberd up, drunk on snow u no. Heather, bottoms up to LM, we’ll ride their lifts again next season, repeated the toast yesterday for good measure. RogerZ, thanks for leaving your ***** behind it worked out very well for me. Crush, i must say you have a grate singing voice, u say u used to be in a band? What was it called?

HOOOOO, earliest opening day in M/A since 11/23/00, 7 was sooosweet Friday, PA dupre powder storm, went back for more on sat, two more weeks til we get to try sum WV Polecat Powder. Kris u better get off the couch.

And so it begins………………………”The road goes on forever and the PARTY never ends
8 years ago
Hey Jimmy. Looks like you’re Mounaineer will be heading to the Sugar Bowl with a chance to take on my Tigers (assuming we get there). Care to make it double or nothing on that beer?

Hopefully that basketball game yesterday was a preview of things to come.
8 years ago
Hey no problem Jimmy always willing to take one for the team. I’ve barely even been able to walk this break thanks to the tendonitis in my left foot- hopefully will go away soon.

Kris- masterful post. You’ve brought home what Untopic is truly about- nothing! But, I will toast you with my coffee this morning: here’s to women skiing in bikinis.

Hokies in the Orange Bowl- since I’m gonna be stuck in Florida for Christmas I’ve got my fingers crossed for that one. Jimmy- since I left my ***** behind for your delight, you owe me a little good luck cheer for this outcome!
8 years ago
How many local resorts do you think would benefit from a spa with hot tub and pool pass?

I’m thinking just a indoor facility with a hot tub & some lounge chairs & pool & $10 day fee. Unconnected to any sort of overnight lodging.

Thoughts? Would you bring a bathing suit on a day trip?
8 years ago
Quote:

How many local resorts do you think would benefit from a spa with hot tub and pool pass?

I’m thinking just a indoor facility with a hot tub & some lounge chairs & pool & $10 day fee. Unconnected to any sort of overnight lodging.

Thoughts? Would you bring a bathing suit on a day trip?




Two thoughts on this:
-As much as I like a hot soak after a fun, cold day on slopes, I don’t think I’d usually want to do it on a day trip. Afraid I’d fall asleep on drive home. But that might just be the old man in me talking.
-This idea might best fly at a place where there are a lot of overnighters, but not so many commonly available hot tubs. Maybe Canaan Valley, Somerset PA or Deep Creek Lake would be good places for a stand alone hot tub and pool facility? In this scenario it might be more attractive if the facility had some small waterslides/fountains to attract the family crowd too.

As you probably know Massanutten just added a big waterpark, Snowshoe did so a few years ago, and believe Wintergreen has something like this too.
8 years ago
Double or nothing, Murphy do you think i’m nutz?? never mind, retoricalist question? With WVU’s pathetic record in the post season, I’ll cut my losses.

Spa, hot tub, pool? Local resort such as Whitetail, maybe you could sell season passes, you know for the husband that would rather hang out at the pool while wifey ski’s….. if you could get the non-skiing members of the family…… so, WHEN’S IT GOIN TO START SNOWING AGAIN?
8 years ago
Could somebody please beat USC. Anybody.
My first visit to the untopic has me feeling… giddy. OR maybe that’s the buzz from the 5th Guinness poured from the tap in MY BASEMENT! It could be the thrill of having more or less finished writing a travel story on Salt Lake City skiing. Or maybe the coup de grace (I think that’s pronouced KOOP DEE GRAY-SEE) of just getting a call from my fiance who says she actually WANTS to go skiing (boarding in her case) next week. Oh how far that Miami girl has come.

WOOO

MM
8 years ago
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Crush, i must say you have a grate singing voice, u say u used to be in a band? What was it called?



JIMMY (sorry for yelling) -
You’re right (oh wait I thought you said I have a “grating singing voice which is more accurate) I use to knock back a few Jack Daniels and then do my thing. My voice is good for Steppenwolf but that is about it. I just use to hang back and do some of the “oooh’s and ahhh’s” mostly … but I could do the finger-tapping thing like Eddie Van Halen and I was not too hard on the eyes (I had lon-n-n-g hair then and I worked out a lot too) and I knew how to pose with my guitar LOL but that was a lost art .. the band? THE UNDERTONES … and we SUCKED! I got very good at dodging thrown beer bottles!
8 years ago
Mangy- welcome to the machine. Tune in, tune up, tune out, tun-a. Yuck yuck yuck. Here at Untopic, we promote nothing, though we unofficially like disorder and pointlessness, but with no particular requirement for it. USC could be defeated by Untopic, clearly.

Crush- how’s the snow coming in Park City? The Cottonwoods are reporting hefty build, but I’ve seen mixed numbers coming for P.C. The town resort has been reporting less than Canyons. Do they measure at different elevations?

Davis is forecasted for snow for the balance of the week… hopefully we’ll get a few inches of freshies and some more videos from PowPow!
8 years ago
Hey Crush,

First, thanks for the help on the Salt Lake story.

Second, when you live in the Salt Lake City area, does that mean you never travel elsewhere to ski? I never lived in a ski area (closest was Berkely, and we’d drive to Tahoe a lot).

But, do you get an itch to go to different snow or scenery?

And, when I was out there (SLC) it seemed like everybody I talked to skied (the bus drivers, shuttle drivers, restaurant and hotel workers). Do the high schools all have ski teams? That must be awesome.

mm

PS Once again, I’m sipping the freshly poured Guinness from my basement tap…. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm urp
8 years ago
Quote:

Quote:

Crush, i must say you have a grate singing voice, u say u used to be in a band? What was it called?



JIMMY (sorry for yelling) -………..the band? THE UNDERTONES … and we SUCKED! I got very good at dodging thrown beer bottles!




That’s ok E i guess i started it, i sometimes get a little loud when, oh u no. The UNDERTONES, U GOTTA BE KIDDING ME HOW,…..oops sorry, i’m yelling again… untopical(c) . Looks like your snow is coming now??
8 years ago
MangyMarmot - no worries! I don’t live in SLC I live up in Park City just outside of the base area of The Canyons but here the kids get Friday afternoon off from school so they can ski. There are many, many school ski programing in Utah comparable to football/basketball P.E. in other states. Many H.S. students have gone on to compete in various national, olympic and international venues.

I have skied in many areas outside of Utah (I use to live in DC) but I find that I can get what I want right here in Park City or Big/Little Cottonwood Canyon. I love steep skiing, powder skiing and tree skiing or just going out and making big fast turns … and there is no lack of it here. Except for gonzo TGR-style skiing in Alaska you can get off on what turns your crank here (if you need Alaska go to Alaska).

.. and on a great day with snowflakes the size of a cat’s head, with 1.5 feet of powder under your skis (or deck), with the face shots gagging you on each turn, with just the sounds of you making your way though that cold smoke, that’s when you figure it out … and for just that moment all the world’s B.S. takes the back seat and you are happy. And then there’s just that one more run ….
8 years ago
Crushy,
any opinion on Solitude’s BackTracks program?
8 years ago
The Undertones??? That was a Northern Ireland band, they had a great song - Teenage Kicks. I played drums in a band back home and we used to play a cover of it, that was a lot of fun. Living in a condo in DC the neighbors don’t take kindly to the rim shot and my other special forms of shed building sigh. Had a really nice Pearl Export kit too, cymbals broke in all nice.
8 years ago
OK like so I didn’t know where to put this so the UnTopic seemed natural, but this herd of deer well over a dozen just hung out in my backyard area so I got some pics! I know some of you have this happen all the time but for me it was AWESOME!!!!!!



.. another ..

8 years ago
When I was in Bend, OR one time skiing at Bachelor, I had three elk walk right by my hotel bedroom window. That’s something you don’t see everyday here on the east coast!

Nice shots, Crush!
8 years ago
I love… phone.
8 years ago
The snow is coming!!! The snow is coming!!!

Crush—great pictures, now someone needs to send me some pictures of bear! Or would it be Bears, or maybe beers? Oh well you guys can figure it out! Tonight I will be partaking chocolate chip cookie dough liquor and half and half over ice! And I think That I will have a few, or will it be many? Who’s to say what is a few and what is many? I have cabin fever in the worst way! I need out of this place they call work (not that I am being overly productive today or anything!) Okay that successfully killed about 3 minutes of my last hour at work, now what do i do for the last 57 minutes? What to do? What to do? What to do?
8 years ago
Snowshoe has a lot of deer running around. I think they leave feed for them at the top of flying eagle lift so when you get to the top there are always 4-5 deer walking around which is really cool. I’ve seen a lot of them wandering around at night too close to the condos. It’s an awesome sight though.
8 years ago
Yo mr kennedy, sounds like a nice place to car hunt. I wonder, i’ve never car hunted b/4……..is it better to hit em head on or with a glancing blow……heather baby, i’ve been to the prototype of MSM, you aughta see the shotski they got, i tell yah it’s the mother…..guess what they charge the shotglasses with?????
8 years ago
While we are off topic,
Jimmy
How bout them Mountaineers…
Now i can finally get some turns in while im waitin for the bowl game….
For all you VA Tech ppl….You have my deepest sympathy…I mean it…I really do…I just dont know how im gonna express my sorrow for ya…

Wait…I might be able to do it…
Yes…here it is…I finally found the words…

LETS GO LOUISVILLE!!!!!

For those that dont know, Va Tech plays Louisville in Gator Bowl.
8 years ago
Venison is sooooo delicious! Let’s get some.
8 years ago
Hey if you run at em screaming you can probably scare one to death.
8 years ago
We stoned one to death hiking yesterday. Ate it raw and danced around a bonfire like savages. Then we snuck down into Mercer County and pelted the WV residents with the remains. Man it’s good to be a Hokie.
8 years ago
Hey, good to be back from my tour (not really, but it makes me feel better to say that) anyways, old cousin Rosemary tells us that if you look at the date of the first real snow storm, Oct 25 i believe it was, that’s how many significant snow storms winter will have. Significant defined as the depth that the impression of a cat’s paw is bottomless. How bout that?
8 years ago
There’s no other place to post this, so I must summon Untopic…

Well, snow conditions here in Central Florida are as beautiful as you can imagine. Warm, humid, sunny, oh yeah all the makings of another great winter down here. ARGH!!! All these postings of beautiful snowy ski hills are driving me nuts.

To be fair, this is the coolest weather I’ve ever felt in Florida- the highs the first few days were in the lows 60s. Even thought I saw a bear in a local state park. But enough is enough. The forecast is showing that I’ll return right with the cold weather.

Until then… UNTOPIC FOREVER!!!
8 years ago
RogerZ, Did you get some pictures for Heather. I think it was bears she’s looking for, or was it beers, or bares?

Quote:

The snow is coming!!! The snow is coming!!!

Crush—great pictures, now someone needs to send me some pictures of bear! Or would it be Bears, or maybe beers? Oh well you guys can figure it out! Tonight I will be partaking chocolate chip cookie dough liquor and half and half over ice! And I think That I will have a few, or will it be many? Who’s to say what is a few and what is many? I have cabin fever in the worst way! I need out of this place they call work (not that I am being overly productive today or anything!) Okay that successfully killed about 3 minutes of my last hour at work, now what do i do for the last 57 minutes? What to do? What to do? What to do?




While we’re on the subject, really suprised of johnfmh to make a contest out of our participation here on dcski. I’m feeling like the guy who brought his buck knife to a gunfight, or a sixpack of lite beer to opening day at moonshine mountain, u know the lowly mountaineer vs ND alum, VT masters candidate, u know a real rising star (5) such as yourself, plus with the added pressure of bawalker pressing from behind i suspect he’s working on something big, i feel so unworthy…….anyways, johnfmh leaves us little choice other than to go for 1000, bury them in cyberInk i say RogerZ , last man standing hasn’t had enuf to drink.
8 years ago
Me… something big? Nevar!

*Secretly keeps programming and working on an automated script that makes human like random posts throughout the day at the rate of 10 posts per minute so as not to raise suspicion from Scott*

*whistles innocently*
8 years ago
Oh Heather, she’s such a flirt. Perhaps she wants a picture of a bear drinking beer? I can arrange that… we rising “stars” have that power.

Hey I got a fire started last night and it only took me abuot 50 minutes and half a can of lighter fluid. In my ongoing inability to start a fire, I continue to blame the wood. Anwyway, the fire was going good and strong by the time we left the party at one a.m., I’m sure glad that we weren’t hosting a party so someone else got to try to put the darn thing out.
8 years ago
A few hairspray cans, several matches and no eyebrows later you’ll have the perfect fire going!
8 years ago
Hey Murphy, do you think when RogerZ gets back from fl you could teach him the proper way to start a fire?

Quote:

How bout them Mountaineers…
Now i can finally get some turns in while im waitin for the bowl game…..




Glad it’s a night game, last couple of years they ruined a ski day for me tho today it looks like this fuped weather took care of it.

Kris, one more time, for the fans,

LET”S GO………..
8 years ago
Hey, I think I know how to start a fire! Well, at least I know at least five or six ways NOT to start one. Sooner or later I’ll run out of ways not to do it and… voila…

Ok all you WVU fans, are there any channels even covering the VT game this afternoon? I can’t tell you how fed up I am with this bowl season, and the NFL for forcing almost every ranked game onto the exact same day. Grrrr… at least Murph’s LSU Tigers taught Miami a lesson they won’t be forgettin’ anytime soon.

Well, the first game is at eleven a.m., I need to get some coffee before I start on the beer.
8 years ago
Speaking of fires, one of the best ways to get it going REALLY GOOD is the WVian’s guide to firestarting:

1.) Take one bottle of everclear.
2.) Take one match and strike.
3.) Drop match in opened bottle of Everclear.
4.) Have friends watch mini mushroom cloud form.
5.) You have fire.
8 years ago
Yup, i do. They’re on nbc up here. Who is it, Louisville?

bawalker as for they fire starter, everclear, you bin using moonshine to start fires? You no i used to like to start fires when i was little. Everyone’s glad i outgrew that.

just back from a snack
8 years ago
shhhhhhhssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
8 years ago
Bad Brad that’s not what moonshine’s for, here u go , thanks roy.

Quote:

You can’t talk about other hard liquors when you talk about moonshine because anyone that ever had moonshine will know that other hard liquors are not really hard when compared to moonshine and moonshine will definitely put them to shame and any man (woman, child, dog, ST. Bernard, lizard, etc.) will tell you (scream, cry, bark, burp, ahhh what sound does a lizard make?) that after having moonshine and then bourbon (gin, vodka, whiskey) only makes the buzz come down and really you should be chasing moonshine with beer and maybe a shot of tequila and then you’ll show the harvest moon on a snowboard in any weather.




Is wisp ready for that?
8 years ago
Jimmy - getting off topic (but wait anything off topic IS the topic in the untopic) my cousin just went back to Wheeling this week. He’s the nighttime DJ on 95.7 KISS FM. I’m trying to get him to hit the slopes. I figured if you are up there you can tune in, or even call in plugging DCSki.com
8 years ago
Silly kids, Moonshine is for skiing.
8 years ago
Does that mean you are wearing bunny ears and jumping around hopped up?
8 years ago
HOKIES!!!

Thugs in the first half, back to our winning ways in the second half. Though, for the record, after Marcus Vick stomped on that Louisville guy’s leg, I was hoping that someone would hit him so hard he’d be knocked unconscious. Well, I’m still hoping that but it’ll have to wait until next season. In the meantime… HUZZAH!!!

Brad, I don’t think you want to see me wearing bunny ears and hopping around. There are a few women, however, I wouldn’t mind seeing do that…
8 years ago
How bout them STILLERS?

Why has no one invented slope covers, you know, like the ones they pull of baseball diamonds during a rain storm? Sounds like a logical solution to the rain in the mid atlantic! I too met an old friend this weekend and look forward to meeting some more new friends very soon! Hey Taylormatt, any suggestion on instructor for a 10 year boy who is at a plateau as far as parallel turns? My son just won’t listen to me or the hubby anymore! If you can help me out either respond or PM me! Thanks again!
8 years ago
Now you’ve got me curious… what happens when one of the guys pulling out the tarp falls and gets covered up?
8 years ago
It is really simple! He gets SMOOSHED!
8 years ago
MOUNTAINEERS!!!!

Been out for a while. Had the flu bug. Watchin the bowl game right now. Gettin mad. Theyre blowin it.

Oh well. IM proud anyways…

Hope to be better by this weekend. Got a trip to CV planned for sunday.
8 years ago
Holy cow does WVU know how to keep a bowl game exciting. GA and WV fans must have been emotionally drained after that one, but what a game. Mountaineers have definitely improved A LOT since the beginning of the season and surprised a lot of people (like me) who didn’t think a number 11 team should be in a BCS bowl game. Congrats! The scariest part is that the quarterback and leading running back are still freshmen. This is gonna be a dynamite team in another year or two.

Hopefully tonight Penn State will treat Florida State like bad red headed stepchild.
8 years ago
It’s Back

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How did this conversation get turned into NASA aeronautic research bid solicitation? I leave this board for one day and suddenly everyone is talking careers. Criminy. Where’s Jimmy to revive the Untopic when you need it?





My pleasure!
Hello Old Friend, this period of marginal weather has some folks a little on edge i think. Me i’ve been making turns, may have to do some cloud skiing today though. Inertia set in last nite, really sorry JohnL, you guys have fun tho, look forward to your report hope you get the foot fishnski predicted. “..God save the snowman, whose teeth are falling out.”
8 years ago
Jimmy! You saint! I just posted something similar about short tempers and warm weather. You’re keepin’ it real though.

Man, just seeing the Untopic alive again makes me want to have a beer. Even at 10:30 in the morning. It’s such a beautiful thing, this thread. I really need to get some homework done though so the Murphster and I can sneak off to Winterplace later this week and he can regale me with all his stories about Cad-modelling flow dynamics on engine simulations. I tell ya, that guy is a hoot!

(ps- just kidding Murph)
8 years ago
Woohoo! Love the ut(c). Jimmy - if you ever think about starting a cult - count me in. Thunder and rain here in nva right now, but it can’t last - the power of the ut(c) shall prevail (amen) - Looking forward to snowy feb. Feb resolution? - don’t feed the trolls.

Tom
8 years ago
Quote:

I really need to get some homework done though so the Murphster and I can sneak off to Winterplace later this week and he can regale me with all his stories about Cad-modelling flow dynamics on engine simulations. I tell ya, that guy is a hoot!




Yea right. Like I could ever get a word in edge-wise while you ramble on about zoning or drilling for oil in the Caspian Sea or what ever it is you’re talking about.

8 years ago
Gotta love the Clarks!!
8 years ago
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Yea right. Like I could ever get a word in edge-wise while you ramble on about zoning or drilling for oil in the Caspian Sea or what ever it is you’re talking about.





Keep it up. I’ll have your neighborhood condemned and redeveloped into a K-Mart. (see below )

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39683
8 years ago
Heather where u bin we’ve missed you. I’m in a pittsburgh state of mind . You working tomarrow? Roger Z tell me murphy didn’t post your picture on the onion, zoning czar lol. tgd sherpa on man, sea u soon, a whaling we will go, a whaling we will go, hiho……. December resolution dead!
8 years ago
Jimmy - you can call me Ishmael next weekend. Moby and his 12 cousins better watch out - got my harpoon (are you bringing yours?). Here’s to hoping they will be nice and fluffy on Saturday.
8 years ago
Hello all! I have been enjoying my days and nights at 7springs. let me just say 7S was perfect on Sunday, except for the Gunnar Lift (20 minute wait). Springsregular, did I dream that you said I didn’t have to wait in line? Jimmy, the hubby and I are looking to ski tline on saturday, will you be around? PM me and let me know if you have any plans! Jello shots, shotskis, and a few Guiness are soon to be on the beverage menu at Casa Heather! Some weekend we will need to put together a DCSki meeting spot at 7S being that it seems alot of folks have been there everytime I work and still have only met the mastermind of the UNTOPIC!

HAPPY TRAILS AND SAFE SLIDING
8 years ago
Heather, we’ll actually be in the laurels for PD holiday. Maybe we can have a get together, meet ande greet, gathering or whatever? While we’re on the subject i think i’ve found a possible theme song for Moonshine Mountain but i don’t know the name of it but it goes…” writing you this letter from a telephone, signed messenger man in the great unknown….” “delivering my message in a mason jar” Do you know the title?
8 years ago
Jimmy, that may work! It is a Clarks song! I am not sure of the name, but I will find out what it is and have the hubby post a link to it! And that song kicks a$$!


I found It “Mercury” is the title!
8 years ago
Just trying to get my POST COUNT up!
8 years ago
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy. Moonshine Mountain will not have just one theme song. It is much too much of a mountain to have but one theme song. The faces of Moonshine are many. The songs, accordingly, endless. Some of the many theme songs of Moonshine Mountain will include:

“Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw?”

“Better Class of Losers”

“She Thinks My Chairlift’s Sexy” (blatant ripoff of Kenny Chesney but what the heck)

but I can’t have all the fun. What other songs should be the theme for Moonshine Mountain (uh-oh. Is this a topic?)?
8 years ago
Roger,
That’s getting too topical in the untopic

-Warren-
8 years ago
It goes on and on andon ononon:

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“Tequilla makes her clothes fall off!” That’s a good one and no I have never heard that before. I would like to hear how that was used in its proper context. Can you help me out?




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Ha! You’ll have to listen to C&W to find out… it’s the new Joe Nichols song. It will be one of the theme songs for MSM, along with “I Like Beer,” “Alcohol,” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” Among others. We’ll obviously have to have some rasta-man songs on the list in honor of our “health” patrol.





We’re needing an un-index, no maybe that is what we have now, for the untopic. I bin looking for this since last nite. dejavu allover again. Heather, ur so much cuter than that lindsey chick , shame about the airbrush.

edit-there’s probably a pretty good playlist buried in here somewhere?
8 years ago
I’m VERY close to delcaring winter over. I hear two spring birds outside my window.

Why not get off on another trail, isn’t that what the untopic is for?
8 years ago
Winter’s toast here in Blacksburg. Even our snows over the last week behaved like our mid-March snows- you get an inch or two in the morning and it’s all melted by one in the afternoon. We’re just gonna have a long (I hope) cold spring. The groundhog failed southern VA this year.

So while we all sing together “Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over” let us recall yet another song “Life Sucks and Then You Die,” sung in particular honor of this winter. And, finally, I hope everyone has learned not to trust long term forecasts. They’re amusing to look at but ultimately about as useful as a groundhog in Pennsylvania, and oftentimes less so.

ps- is it just me, or is the trail that leads to the black diamonds in the Whitetail picture at the top of the DCSki web page not lit? If that trail isn’t lit, how are you supposed to get to the backside to ski?
8 years ago
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Why not get off on another trail, isn’t that what the untopic is for?




So what’s the difference between a trail a slope and a run? Is a run something you take or something you do? I’ve found the perfect solution to mid-atlantic where’s the winter weather blues- Delta #6433 from CMH to SLC departs three/three .
8 years ago
Joe Bastardi, my Accuweather guru, is predicting lots of real cold weather well into March, at least for the next three weeks. Bottom line….snow in the mountains and good snowmaking and grooming weather, better than normal.
By the way, Joe predicted the cold and snow of Feb and early March back in mid Jan.
The party is over only if we want it to be! Some of the best and certainly most memorable skiing I have had has been in March and early: skiing on a slushy deep base at Wintergreen the last day of March, being snowed in at Snowshoe (twice) in mid-late March, the dumps last year, exp. at Timberline, being snowed in at Blue Knob in the second week of March many years ago when the barracks were still at the top, the party weekends at Snowshoe, Timberline, etc.
Come on folks, don’t let the MM mentality (glass is either broken or half empty) get to us…there is lots of MidAtlantic skiing left, and it will be great and lots of fun…sure beats starting to count down the months ‘til next ski season!
THINK SNOW…ENJOY!!!
The Colonel
P.S. Remember to think TOAST when out and about Sunday and the days thereafter. We will be close to 20 degrees below normal.
8 years ago
I think for the likes of WT, RT, Lib to remain open past mid-march it will have to be hugely colder than is typical in march around here, especially in the dc area — which might bring out the crowds. (think ski, not golf!)
Over on the other side of things — of course there’s plenty of snow relatively speaking in the WV areas, Wisp, etc…
Still I think the next 2-3 weekends should have something to offer for everyone if the weather remains reasonably chilly over night and there’s some snow made here and there.
Any serious shot of cold air will just be a win-win for everyone.
If that doesn’t make ya happy, then its time to head further afield to find snow after mid-march, unless a freak march cold breaks out.
8 years ago
Yeah, Park City is the cure for winter blues indeed! Our cure is a non-stop Southwest flight out of BWI.

Looks like snow in the forecast for our arrival out there Jimmy! They’re saying snow showers but that should translate into, what, six or seven feet of freshies, right? We’ll be lucky to land at SLC…
8 years ago
I salute you Colonel! I hope the “Out West Bailers” Have a gooddin but i plan on getting a good DUMP for my Grand Finale this March up in the WEST VA ALPS!!!!
8 years ago
Oh Andy. We know the real reason you don’t go out west anymore is because the last time you took the missues to Vail she kept beating you with her poles.
8 years ago
Hello there Colonel. You’re right there’s plenty of the best part of the season yet to come….time to get busy. Seems to me you really enjoy spring skiing, it’s been a good year for that and i mean that in a good way. Hope some of you folks at snowshoe get together for some runs and funs .

Andy, i’m just out west “training” , getting in shape for the WV Stretch Run. WV Grand Finale March? Nonono nono Tline & Snowshoe close in April. We’re curious tho, because of your uncanny ability to call these.., when you’re planning that
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“good DUMP for my Grand Finale this March up in the WEST VA ALPS!!!!”?




You draw a line from Seven Springs to Snowshoe and what do you got, you got 10? alpine and nordic ski areas that will have great skiing for sure thru late march.
8 years ago
Jimmy,
Be sure to stop by Ruths’s “Diner” outside of SLC in mountains for breakfast or lunch…the best of the best.
Ask any local.
The Colonel
8 years ago
How did you know that my Fiancee For life has anger manangement problems Mr.Z? After plunking down $170 grand for my new digs up in WV, Skiing out west is not an option….I’m a Blue colar ( & if i diddn’t spell that right I’m Sorry Mountain Mash) worker not a FEMA Directer! March is coming in like a lamb Keep training Mr. Jimmi It just might go out like a LION!!
8 years ago
You told us about her anger management issues last year Andy. But ya know, it doesn’t sound like she has anger management issues at all, she knows just what to do when she gets angry.
8 years ago
While we’re on the subject i recall back in the fall a question aobut whether it’s better to throw all the mardi gras beads and undergarments in one tree or to spread them out? I saw the most beautiful display last week, can’t remember if it was at Solitude or The Canyons, maybe if it was canyons, crush can post a picture for us. anyways, the trees were right next to each other, one an evergreen the other deciduous. The evergreen had ONLY beads strung in it, really attractive like a decorated christmas tree and the undergarment tree appeared to be an aspen. The thing about that is that it was very easy to admire the attire that had been placed in the tree due to the lack of foliage .
8 years ago
I believe in throwing all the mardi gras beads on the woman with the firmest and biggest…. um…. skis.
8 years ago
Jimmy, did you mean delicious instead of deciduous? Whoops, that’s not politically correct is it????
8 years ago
you mean like the bare deciduous tree made it easy to admire the delicious attire???…..or, why is a beautiful woman like an aspen tree???? Live to ski, ski till you die!
8 years ago
uh, mmmmm…..yeah, sort of. One way or another, there are delicious tidbits, er, parts to what you were describing.
8 years ago
It is very depressing to see that the Hidden Valley Sale thread has run longer and has had 3000 more views than the beloved Untopic. Jimmy, if we just hit refresh while we’re on the Untopic message board, can we get our views up?
8 years ago
Roger: It’s a sign of the times. The untopic (c) - a thread about nothing - is being outpolled by “Hidden Valley Sale” - a thread where nothing happens.
8 years ago
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if we just hit refresh while we’re on the Untopic message board, can we get our views up?




It sure does work. I just watched it go up 20 more views in about 25 seconds.
Oh Yeah….Anyone look out there window?? Here at 1,000’ the snow is coming down good. Just about an inch and doesn’t look like it is stopping very soon.
8 years ago
Nothing but clear skis and wind outside my window but the Dolly Sods camera looks pretty sweet.
8 years ago
Four day weekend- Usually occurs during ski season, when S.O. calls you in sick for work on Friday and they tell him/her if you “don’t come in today don’t bother coming in monday!” “OH Boy, four day weekend.”
8 years ago
Clear “skis” Murph? Was that a Freudian slip?
8 years ago
Nah, just can’t spell.

“me fail english? That’s unpossible!”
-Ralph
8 years ago
The only place to post a thought like this:

The first of April. Sunny skies with puff clouds. 73 degrees and a light northwesterly breeze. In the words of one of my old bosses, today doesn’t suck.
8 years ago
Roger,
I know what you mean. Although the warm weather means the end of the ski season, it’s hard to be too upset with that kind of weather.
Anyway, I just bought my 10 year-old a new Specialized Expedition Comfort/Hybrid bike. I’m ready to start hitting the rail-trails!
-Warren-
8 years ago
By the way,
LONG LIVE THE UNTOPIC!!

-Warren-
8 years ago
Once we get our brand new indoor ski resort, there will never be an end to ski season! You think Dubai would generously donate one on behalf of all our oil consumption?
8 years ago
btw, did anyone read George Will’s column about global warming, hit the whg wv paper today? Seems that thirty years ago, Eyore and chicken little was telling anyone who’d listen that we should be worried, really worried, about the impending return of the ICE AGE!! Yup, glaciers were taking over the earth and if we were lucky we’d all freeze to death before we starved. Glad i still have all those canned beans, bottled water, chunks of coal and toilet paper that mrs. stored up before the Y2K disaster down in the basement of chateau jimmy . When the coal’s all gone we’ll heat with methane!
8 years ago
I think there is an indoor ski place in NJ, somewhere near the Giants stadium at the Meadowlands. Might be fun to take a trip up there in late spring and late summer just to keep the ski/board juices flowing!!! Might even equal
Jimmy’s “cloud skiing”!
Many years ago some enterprising engineers invented a grannular white plastic(?) ball-bearing like material that they hoped would allow skiing in the summer. It actually was installed at a couple of slopes, I think one was at Ski Gatlinburg, TN. It apparently sort of worked, but was eventually removed. Any DCSkiers ever ski on this surface?
And then there was grass skiing at Bryce on skis with cat tracks underneath. I did this once. Fun, similar to skiing, but hard on the body if you fell.
The Colonel
8 years ago
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/welcome2.htm


I’ve done some dendex skiing, yes skiing not boarding. There is one slope in Ireland and before we took out first winter snow vacation myself and the fam went there for lessons figuring it would help when we got there to be somewhat comfortable sliding around. Let me tel you that stuff is treacherous and painfull. Imagine several hundred feet of astroturf slicked up by a fine mist and sliding down it at speed on a pair of jacked up old rental skis . Not pretty. The diamond pattern is probably the most dangerous part of it because there is a big risk of a finger or other appendage jamming into it as the rest of your body slides past. The other part is that it’s hard to make turns on it. I’ve ridden it a little on a board and it really sucks. On skis you can just pressure one ski and turn. On a board you have to edge and when you edge the board gets into a groove and it’s hard to get it out again. I rode one surface in Scotland just outside Edinburgh called Snoflake and that was kind of close to riding slush. The brits are nut’s they have competetions on it and stuff. I’m talking aeriels, races the lot. Psycho.
8 years ago
There is a man in Rochester NY… No this isn’t a bawdy song… that has an indoor machine where your “ski” and it does a kind of movement analysis. Dare I say Bio feedback kind of thing. He claims to be able to fix your skii in a few easy “lessons”.
8 years ago
follow that link I posted, talks about that on there. I have to wonder how much they can fix. I mean a conveyor on an even pitch with no allowances for terrain variances doesn’t sound like it will do a lot. I saw an awesome movie clip of someone wiping out on one, looked painful.
8 years ago
On another note, this is going to be a long hard summer. The snow fever dreams have already begun. Usually I finish the season satisfied and it takes 6-7 months for the signs of withdrawal to really hit hard. You know the feeling of bugs under the skin, the cold sweats, terrible abdominal cramps etc. Now however I feel this may start early.
8 years ago
HaHa you got the fever, there’s still plenty of snow out west, priceless visa moment. You don’t have to quit just because you said you were done. All you need now is for Crush to post from Utah. You’ll be headin for the airport, hands shaking, vision blurred, broken out in a cold sweat, gotta get one more fix, ski it til it’s gone ineed my powder ineed my snow AAARRRGH.

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Sorry kennedy hope that helps .
8 years ago
Oh I think it’ll be mid july 98 degrees and humid inside. I’ll be sitting on the couch A/C going full belt while I sit there wearing all my snowboarding gear waxing my deck with a grim almost psychotic look in my good eye while the other is bloodshot and twitching all while mumbling incoherently to myself. That will be on a good day.
8 years ago
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On another note, this is going to be a long hard summer. The snow fever dreams have already begun. … I feel this may start early.




Yup, kennedy is right. I would head west [Sierras are getting DUMPED on in FEET] but I had a -good- winter [powder, powder everywhere]; plastic is maxed, and so are vacation and ‘sick’ days. NOW is when I need to win the friggin lottery!
8 years ago
I only got in 4 days this past winter at Wisp. For the first time in probably 5 years I didn’t even goto Timberline. The withdrawl has hit hard already. If and boy do I mean a really big if, I could get a good client/customer job finished up here I’d like to go outwest. I don’t forsee that happening in the amount of time anyway.

Time to start planning for the Wardensville slopes over the summer tho.
8 years ago
Double that: with the ongoing dry weather, I think we’re in for a hot one this summer. There’s a strong correlation between below normal precip and heat around here.

But hey, that’s like 10 posts in a row on the Untopic related to a single subject. What the f*&!? Is this The Untopic, or just another forum??? I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!

A baby cow mooed at me today. I must look like a cow. So much for thinking I’ve lost weight lately. Either that or the baby cow knew about Jimmy’s methane proposal and was trying to volunteer..
8 years ago
Guys, guys, guys! i am gone for a few days and you have totally screwed with the unpredictability of the untopic by adding EXTRA SUBJECT info! Are you all high or just nuts? Anyway I am writing this from slopeside in Vermont.. We are expecting 8-10 inches (of snow you sick freaks)by Wednesday morning. Yeah for me!!

Have a great time discussing indoor skiing instead of doing the outdoor type! Nothing but love from me!
8 years ago
Does anyone know of any good businesses that deal in prebuilt houses? The kind that are built in a factory and shipped in pieces so that once the pieces are put together, wiring connected, plumbing attached, you turn the key and walk right in? I have a friend looking to put one on a piece of property.

I swear if that isn’t enough of a 180* turn in topics, someone shoot me. :P
8 years ago
Really, I’d rather hear more about that 8-10 inches Heather is expecting…

There’s lots of pre-fab homemakers out there Brad. That’s right, you can buy a homemaker now- you don’t have to marry one!!! OH HAR HAR HAR THAT WAS FUNNY!!! WHOO!

Sorry, no coffee yet this morning…anyway you could google module homes or pre-fabs and start finding a list. They’re the only home manufacturers regulated nationally so the quality (or lack thereof) is consistent.
8 years ago
Yo, Jimmy! Great poaching on Sunday! How many more runs did you take? I had to clean up the condo and take the mrs. to the lodge for the local’s cup awards and feed. Good free stout as well!
8 years ago
I’d swear that sign said thin cover . Skied til 2.30. Saw over on whitegrass that snowfall for march was only 20-29?”. Pretty nice, what tline had “open” was a lot of fun. Bad day to forget sunscreen.

Before this got all twisted around Heather I was going to ask for some pictures from VT? Hope you get the snow what kind of sunscreen do you use?
8 years ago
The only TRUE turn key is when you buy an allready built house! Weather U have a stickbuilt house or prefab it takes a lot of planning,picking colors,upgrades,options galore…ect….” & you have to stay on thier rear end…constantly. Raining & 43 at Alta,UT…Snowing & 31 at Davis,WV….Added an inch yesterday to bring total to 160 for year…need 7 more to hit my predict of 167…hope to only need 5 after tomorrows report
8 years ago
Sooo Bawalker, I thought you were going to MIchigan on business? If you had one in UTah, you could have two, your MOBride in a box AND a homemaker, just a thought. While on the subject, did you know there is no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable vitamins? That just seems so unfair to me!
8 years ago
It was a bit of both. Actually I did do some computer work while up there, distributed my business cards and hopefully got a little bit of my name out there. Now if I just had a private plane I could fly up there when a service call was needed. lol
8 years ago
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While on the subject, did you know there is no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable vitamins? That just seems so unfair to me!




I hereby nominate this as the iconic phrase for the Untopic (classic Friggin’ Jimmy)….but then again, maybe it’s just the sixth Bass-Ale taking over me brain.
8 years ago
Because I’m half drunk, listening to death metal, and trying to write three papers that are all due by Saturday. What better way to really screw yourself than post on THE UNTOPIC!
8 years ago
Roger,
Well, since the skis are all packed away, it’s about time to get the Untopic out of storage
I mean this was one of the ways that I survived the Un-Season last year.

-Warren-
8 years ago
So where’s the patron saint of the Untopic, Jimmy? What is the Untopic without Jimmy? That is a deep bhuddist question that only the great ones can answer… like Jimmy and Crush. I just mill around the temple of Untopic looking for free handouts, a ski beggar at the footsteps of the Cathedral of Un, if you will. Jimmy, enlighten us!

And Heather… where’s Heather? Get these people out from planting flowers and back in front of their computers, for Pete’s sake!
8 years ago
So busy, all winter skiing, folks in the valley thought i lived there, lately been very buzy with an important accounting project, trying to determine how many ways there are to make change for a one dollar bill.

I think that the folks we haven’t heard from in a while must be very depressed about the arrival of the un-season, ice cream doesn’t even interest them, so sad.
8 years ago
No no no - I’m not depressed, just in another place in the great circle of life. The cost of 3 months each year being a deadbeat weekend ski bum (leaving early on Fridays, er thursdays, coming back on Mondays, spending the week in between surfing dcski and weather forums) is paid by 9 months of responsible corporate citizenship. By the time next winter rolls around my bosses will have forgotten what a deadbeat I was last year, then by the time they start to lose patience with me the unseason returns. This is the path I have chosen on the way to un-enlightenment.
8 years ago
Jimmy,
Did ja notice? You’re getting real close to that 1000 mark!

-Warren-
8 years ago
Ahhh, the great Un! We all need to bow down and pay hommage to it and it’s Creator. Yo Jimmy! I bet there is still some poachable corn at t-line or the shoe. Wanna hike for some turns, or are you happy just chillin’ in whillin’?
8 years ago
kwillg6,
Uh, I really don’t think so Have you checked out the Dolly Sods Wilderness Cam? There’s nothing but grass on them thar hills
As for the Shoe, there may indeed still be some corn for the taking.

-Warren-
8 years ago
wisp still has a nice patch you could ski about 400ft vertical on http://www.skiwisp.com/winter_webcams.htm
8 years ago
Snowbird is open thru May — http://www.snowbird.com/ski_board/spring.html

No doubt others…
8 years ago
So do you park and just walk up? Can you be arrested for trespassing?
8 years ago
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thats right suckers . My season still has another 30 some days left

giving me a 8 month season, over 130 days. Yes I am rubbing it in
8 years ago
Bark like the dawg you are! enjoy. Me? skiing on dirt, rock, roots, mud and 2 wheels until Santa comes back.
8 years ago
With all that practice,you just might be as good as me when you grow up !! Just Yoking bud..I’m fishin,crabbin,surfin(lot harder than skiing..I’m still on the bunny waves),boogie boardin & working MY ASS OFF!!!!!
8 years ago
We shouldn’t be too depressed- clothing on women gets noticeably smaller in the summer. It’s how God keeps male ski bums from going crazy, I do believe.

So I’ve taken a new job in Kansas City, Missouri, the ski capital of the United States. Well, ok, it’s flatter than the tires on the trailers at Moonshine Mountain, but I can pretty much fly anywhere in the country for $200 or less. Plus a couple of relatives are moving to the Front Range of the Rockies.

Yeah, it’s a little further to drive to than Snowshoe, but when you get there, it’s a LOT more than Snowshoe or MPC or anything ever will be. Here’s hoping gas prices come down a little so the drive won’t be too bad.
8 years ago
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So I’ve taken a new job in Kansas City, Missouri, the ski capital of the United States.




So Roger is to become a KC Bomber? That’s cool. KC and some of the other cities in that part of US have some of the cheapest real estate in the nation. You can get a lot of house for the money, or get a small place with money left over for skiing. Lot of w-i-d-e open spaces out there. KC to Denver is 600 miles, but only about 8-8.5 hours by road. Get yourself a high mileage vehicle and you can do the Rockies for the weekend, esp if the boss don’t mind you coming in a few hours late on Mondays. Or can you say SKIBUS? http://www.kcskiclub.org/
8 years ago
Yeah, the real estate prices are awesome. I’m taking a trip out in a couple weeks and will be looking almost exclusively at single family homes, a lot of them 100 years old or more. For a guy who’s never bought a house, being able to live in a historic one right off the bat just rocks!

Thanks much for the KC Ski Club link. They’ve got some good trip prices… I hope my boss understands about the coming late/leaving early problem on some weekends.

Did I mention I’ll have relatives in both Co Springs and Denver? I’ll probably drive out to their places at least once or twice each winter, too.

I mean- a couple trips to see relatives, a trip or two with the KC Ski Club, and a weeklong trip somewhere and poof, there’s 15 days of skiing all in CO. Plus there’s this little ant hill just north of the city I can go to for a half day of just being silly. It makes Winterplace look like Mammoth, but what the heck…
8 years ago
Newton’s second law of motion of a single particle, which states that f = ma, where f is an applied force, m is the mass of the particle, and a is the acceleration of the particle due to the force. If motion is constrained to a straight line, the coordinate t measures the time elapsed and the unknown function x(t) specifies the position of the particle along the line, then the velocity of the particle v is given by the first derivative of x with respect to t:

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Sorry Murphy, I couldn’t help myself .

An Ode to RogerZ

To Virginia Tech from Notre Dame
Now Into Missouri’s Emminent Domain Hall of Fame
A master now, Look out KC
Here he comes it’s RogerZ
The man with a plan you just wait
Roger leaves nothing to fate
A dream, a scheme, financing’s arranged
If you think Moonshine Mountain was strange
A master now, look out KC
He’s almost there, yup, RogerZ.

Good Luck Roger .
8 years ago
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Newton’s second law of motion of a single particle, which states that f = ma, where f is an applied force, m is the mass of the particle, and a is the acceleration of the particle due to the force. If motion is constrained to a straight line, the coordinate t measures the time elapsed and the unknown function x(t) specifies the position of the particle along the line, then the velocity of the particle v is given by the first derivative of x with respect to t:

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Sorry Murphy, I couldn’t help myself .





If that apology was a reference to my comment about not being able to understand your post then there’s no need to apologize. That’s the most logical thing you’ve ever posted.

Nice poem too.
8 years ago


Jimmy, aw, Jimmy, from a Mountaineer no less. Wow!

That may be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me, except my mother, but she doesn’t count because she HAS to say nice things about me to convince herself that she did OK raising me. I’m touched… thinking about putting it on my away message for im or something.

Hee hee…
8 years ago
Incidentally, I’m hoping my next position at the Fed- three-five years down the road- is Community Affairs Advisor, which is an outreach position that is available at almost all their branch offices. Some of the offices I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on for openings: Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, and Helena.

This Kansas City flatland job could pay off yet! Here’s to hoping anyway…
8 years ago
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Incidentally, I’m hoping my next position at the Fed- three-five years down the road- is Community Affairs Advisor, which is an outreach position that is available at almost all their branch offices.




Eh?

RogerZ say it ain’t so, a fed??? workin for the guvment? WTH is a Community Affairs Advisor anyways? Helpin married folks who are married hook up w/the right other married folks who they’re not married to but think they’re cute, seems to me like the govt doesn’t need to help w that but i could be wrong, specially if there’s a big budget for it. If ur in a hiring position tho, mebbe i could join you somewhere in ski land, i’ve always wanted the job of writing those titles for govt agencies that wont fit in a 25 character field u no like West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue instead of State Tax Department, stuff like that…. u bureaucrats that were offended by the preceding haven’t been paying attention .

While we’re on the subject, when do leftovers become leftovers. Mrs Jimmy and I both work, she works pretty hard actually, i just re-heated some ribs and braised greens from dinner yesterday for dinner tonight but i hesitate to call them *left overs* because we new when we cooked them that we wouldn’t eat them all yesterday so they’re not really left over? What do you all like to cook when u know you’ll be eating it for a couple more days?

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8 years ago
Jimmy,

Congrats on your 1,000th post!

They were all very deep and meaningful!
8 years ago
Jimminy cricket!..If we’ve told you once we’ve told you a 1000 times….get off the thread you big dummy!!…..Stouffers veggie Lazonya (WV Spelling)..great side for many dishes…Wheeling,WV just popped up on Mapquest….you done put it on the map!
8 years ago
UMMMM…. BEER!!!!
8 years ago
Oh, you said cook? Chops, ribs, chicken….lazonia….all still goes great with ummm…..BEER! Sounds like a new thread’s a cookin’, this leftover thing. When does something become a leftover??? Is it a leftover when it’s not used/consumed??? Then everything in the world could be or may have been a leftover at one time or another… even Jimmy and me!
8 years ago
Looks like I’m next in line to get initiated with 1000 posts.
8 years ago
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Oh, you said cook? Chops, ribs, chicken….lazonia….all still goes great with ummm…..BEER! Sounds like a new thread’s a cookin’, this leftover thing. When does something become a leftover??? Is it a leftover when it’s not used/consumed??? Then everything in the world could be or may have been a leftover at one time or another… even Jimmy and me!




So by eating a left-over, does it become no longer a left-over? If so, perhaps the better question is at what point does it cease to be a left-over.
8 years ago
As soon as it becomes a meal, I think!
8 years ago
Buy yourself a Lab (Labrador Retriever, that is) - suddenly ‘leftover’ disappears from the vocabulary.

Speaking of beer, have you ever tried freshly-baked, home-made bread (just out of the oven) along with your favorite brew? Sounds like a Hell of a combination, but I find it rather satisfying - but then again, I am a big fan of beer.
8 years ago
ANYTHING goes good with beer…..ummmm BEER! Even leftovers!
8 years ago
Greetings from the mountains of Missouri- aka Kansas City, aka Ski Capital of Jackson County, aka “hey look an overpass,” aka “oh crap the tornado just took out the overpass,” aka “CONGRATS ON THE MILLENIAL MARK JIMMY!”

So I have a cousin out here named Jim(my)- aka Jimmy “oh hell now we’re related look what happens when you post more than 1000 times at DC Ski” and met him for dinner last night (no leftovers), and we’re already talking about our first ski trip together to CO. We can splurge off his relatives (and, I guess, mine, but I don’t know them) in Denver for at least two free nights of lodging, split the gas, and do a couple long (driving on I-70, anything is long) weekends together this winter. Three days at Breck are worth nine days back east, I say.

Also found some awesome houses out here. I’ll be offering on two tomorrow, see which one bites first. One is a 100 year old house in mint condition with a hot tub and granny flat above the three car garage for just under $200K, the other is the same price but in a “ritzy” neighborhood only a few miles from work. One thing I’m definitely not missing from DC are the housing prices. Another thing I’m not missing is the traffic- everyone’s been telling me what a mess I-35 is but I’ve been watching it for three days from my hotel room downtown and haven’t seen traffic drop below 60mph at rush hour yet.

As far as things like traffic, house prices, and barbeque go, KC is spoiled. Guess it goes to show that everywhere- even frickin’ Kansas- has something going for it. Now excuse me while I go duck off to the tornado shelter…

ps- Community Affairs Advisor = excuse to get reposted to Salt Lake City so I can live la vida loca with Crush.
8 years ago
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Greetings from the mountains of Missouri- “oh crap JIMMY!”
the Three days of some awesome bites O mint condition barbeque spoiled even frickin’ me.




When singing earlier the praises of the prairie, I forgot to mention the plethora of public eating establishments featuring cheap and tasty red meat.

Did you like the way I edited your quote above with the utmost journalist integrity?
8 years ago
Oh, I’d expect nothing less from The Untopic…

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I forgot… the way… I… like… singing praises of cheap and tasty… meat.




JimK, you naughty boy!
8 years ago
HEY! where u bin? Money Season Sucks . i’ve just deduced that two of my least favorite season’s the un and the money coincide. I’m not sure if it’s cause/effect that i’m just so much more busiest work wise during the money season than during the ski season but……here i am again dog that i am working like one anyways whadda u bin doing for fun so far this unseason?
8 years ago
You should try money season in Kansas dude. It indeed does suck, but at least the town I’m in has so many trees I can imagine they’re blocking my views of mammoth, glaciated mountains just over the neighborhood ridge line.

Had quite an uneventful trip out here, but am missing the mountains. It’s hot but a much drier heat than the east coast. No massive logging operations to report on out here, no mistaken snow in June. We’ve got Fat Tire though… so that means the Rockies can’t be far.
8 years ago
Fat Tire eh? You promise to bring a six pack with you when you visit in October and maybe there might be a chance that the fancy beer you left in my fridge will survive the summer months until you return.
8 years ago
Fat Tire? Yum. Along with assorted offerings from Provo Grrrl (luv da label), Wasatch Brewing and Uinta. But remember the right coast still has Dogfish Head, Pete’s, Old Dominion, Wild Goose, Harpoon and Sammy Addams. And I imagine our vineyards are better than those in Kansas…

So Mr. Z., have you learned what Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk means?

Congrats on the new employment, I’ve been buried in money (survival) season lately myself. Trying to win my re-compete.
8 years ago
And I should add Otter Creek based in Middlebury, VT.

Plus, Ben and Jerry’s! Only ice cream that goes well with winter or summer beer.
8 years ago
Sam Adams is national! Plus we still have some crossover with both coasts here- the local liquor store carries Saranac, one of my favorites, as well as Fat Tire. I won’t argue about vineyards, that’s for certain- I think Missouri has a couple but they’re not about to put France out of business.

So we’re back onto beer… when do we start the discussion about Mardi Gras trees? Maybe I should make a Mardi Gras tree here in my neighborhood?
8 years ago
Speaking of mardi gras, did you hear Mayor Nagin is trying to recruit the Nestle company to New Orleans? Yup, guess he figured that they’d be able to help w/his crusade to make the city chocolate, everybody knows, Nestle makes the very best, betcha Hershey Pa is pissed about all this though, guess it’s the french influence that led him to choose Nestle over Hershey?
8 years ago

How’s he doing that? By footing the entire AC bill?
8 years ago
glerf! and indeed moof-n-poof. actually sd455546987#$#$#%G%Y%YNM!

Actually my chick M. (yup Mary S. on the Main Page!) entered (no not got busy lol) this contest and won “www.BigTigWeekend.net” my big man BiG Tigger is gonna ship us 2 DC VIP 4 a 4-day weekend June 16-19 yo we got party-$6,000 plan check-it and check-in at:
c l i c k i t -> Big TigG

See U @ VIP:
Fri - Club LOVE 9-3 - check it @ c l i c k i t -> L O V E
Sat - H2O All White-party check it @ c l i c k i t -> H 2 O
Sun - FUR Nightclub 9-3 c l i c k i t ->F U R

Bee-Ach Yo - Do it with us: 202.369.5022 butt call b4 the 15th 4 yur local ticks.

Niggaz - just call! And I’m not yur brother!


;-)
8 years ago
Dude, I SO did not think that said “Big TIG”. No, for a minute there I thought your girlfriend had won an entirely different type of contest, and was exuberantly looking forward to seeing a photo of her… Have fun in DC!
8 years ago
If y’all haven’t seen this site, check out pandora.com . You can enter some musicians and it will put together a live feed for you of similar songs. The more you guide it, the more accurate the music gets. Extremely cool.

Since this has nothing to do with anything related to skiing, the Untopic seemed to be the only place I could put it…
8 years ago
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glerf! and indeed moof-n-poof. actually sd455546987#$#$#%G%Y%YNM!

Actually my chick M. (yup Mary S. on the Main Page!) entered (no not got busy lol) this contest and won “www.BigTigWeekend.net” my big man BiG Tigger is gonna ship us 2 DC VIP 4 a 4-day weekend June 16-19 yo we got party-$6,000 plan check-it and check-in at:
c l i c k i t -> Big TigG

See U @ VIP:
Fri - Club LOVE 9-3 - check it @ c l i c k i t -> L O V E
Sat - H2O All White-party check it @ c l i c k i t -> H 2 O
Sun - FUR Nightclub 9-3 c l i c k i t ->F U R

Bee-Ach Yo - Do it with us: 202.369.5022 butt call b4 the 15th 4 yur local ticks.

Niggaz - just call! And I’m not yur brother!


;-)




E, Trip Report?????
8 years ago
Anyone checkout the stats on Paedde’s Snow Safari 2006 on Epic??? He put up some crazy numbers!! He definitely lived out a dream that many of us skiers have. Maybe I will have an entire winter and an extra $10,000-$15,000 one of these days???
8 years ago
actual no(despite being on there all the time)
i didnt see it maybe a link is in order….
8 years ago
It is there. Check the trip reports section.
8 years ago
Here u go . I remember reading part of this a couple months ago. Epic story, good pics…..while we’re on the subject i don’t understand why the ski mags(rags) shut me off during the unseason…. just when i need them the most. ants go in but they don’t come out.
8 years ago
56 days of traveling, $10,000. Believe I read that he was around 45 yrs of age. What a trip, but who amoung us mortals could pull off such a feat, physically, financially, practically?! Apparently he had few or no family commitments and some kind of job that allowed for 2mos off. What I couldn’t figure out was who was taking all the great pictures? Did he have a photographer/travel companion the whole trip?
You should see his albums of ski photos on webshot.com, unbelievable. He’s been doing this kind of ski travel for years.
8 years ago
Ha, suggested to mrs jimmy last week that i might go on a four week ski safari, she said hey great, go ahead and go, just don’t come back! Sounds like what Homer calls a four day weekend only longer……anyways just for fun, figure u’ve got $200 a day for thirty days and a warm welcome home isn’t a factor , how should this be done, alone or not, where to go, stormchase, maybe a road trip west and fly home?
8 years ago
hey J man road trip would be awesome! Like start from T-line or where ever and go all the way across the US and end up drinkin’ next to the water in San Diego (which is German for a Whale’s Vagina) at the Outrigger Hotel. Now there is a plan!
8 years ago
Now u got me thinkin as well. If if I could talk the spousal unit into letting me go…. If not, she might get a little pissed but she’d get over it (I hope).
8 years ago
now see you don’t have to be Dr. Phil (-up-yer-pants) to sus out this one. Most grls secretly like it that you are not around they like the apart-time but they have to know that you will not get killed, thrown in jail, disappear, or have sex or even kiss another woman (I get to flirt and make out because for me it represents sacrifice). Outside of that, you’re golden except grls will never admit it.

So you just plan it out (of course discussing heavily every thought-by-thought turn .. last-minute appendices are a no-no) and then give your chick like $1200 spending money and pay for two grlz-nites at a nice hotel on random weekends, you’ve sealed your pact.

… but you can’t be shocked if your chick hooks up with a really nice, good-looking guy (or grl whatever) for a little fling … but hey we have our values straight on this board; After all, it’s only sex … skiing is more important, right? Let her swing and you ski as a King! Word!
8 years ago
I cannot believe the untopic is still going…..winter we need you
8 years ago
E, mon where u bin we’ve missed u? huh, ya me too, uhhuh, yup i know, money season sux…..anyways i just finished gettin myhead on for a bit of cloud skiing when i read ur post,

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hey J man road trip would be awesome! Like start from T-line or where ever and go all the way across the US and end up drinkin’ next to the water in San Diego (which is German for a Whale’s Vagina) at the Outrigger Hotel. Now there is a plan!





Crush i must ask you dewd, this drinking water from a whale’s vagina sounds so, oh never mind that but does it taste like fish? Back to the subject…..ok so that sounds good you propose we end this safari in San Diego, so if we work backwards one stop sounds like Mammoth Mountain, ain’t never bin there they tell me it’s nice, oh i got me an office….. I propose we start at Blue Knob PA and drive up to MI to check out Mt Bo . Where to go from there? sounds like kwill’s in?
8 years ago
The weather tomorrow sept 13th in Isachsen,Nunavut (canada) will be a high of 10 & a low of -4…If you didn’t know..you just been told…Eskimo pudding is mighty cold!
8 years ago
Oh man, you had to mention Mount Bo, didn’t ya? That hill almost makes it worthwhile to vacation in UP instead of UT. What a hill… Moonshine Mountain’s test drive! Mount Bo- if you can ski it, keep drinking.
8 years ago
UNOWUT Jimmy. How the hell did The Untopic make it to page 4 or 5 on the recent thread list??? That right there is a bad thing, a bad sign, a bad omen. A season without Untopic is like a strip club with no women. Sure the music is umpa-oomph and the lights are flashing, but deep down inside you know you’re being gipped on that 12 dollar beer.

Hey anyway how can we talk Jack here. Jack is a topic, and topics and Untopics mix like oil and water, which is all I have to say about that. Tromano props for the reminder of Untopic… many may naysay but the truth remains: Untopic is a sign that the ski season is upon us.

Ski Kansas!
8 years ago
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Crush i must ask you dewd, this drinking water from a whale’s vagina sounds so, oh never …




ha ha JZ this may be TMI but my special talent, even greater than skiing, is going “down town” lol we all have our gifts so be it but uhhhh … what was my point?

Ohhhh strip clubz with no women … err that’s just not rite … like plan a trip during your ski safari to Minn. Minesota and visit Dream Girls … hmmm nice lap dancer there with a butterfly tatoo’d on her breasts .. err chests, err whatever. Tell her E-man sent ya …. ;-)
7 years ago
Go to www.skiutah.com and enjoy the slideshow of the recent snowfall including some hiked first tracks at Alta, the Mineral Basin chair at Snowbird in blizzard conditions and numerous other awesome signs that soon the unseason will be over. Not before I’ve had some fall biking fun though.
7 years ago
After watching Chip Chase play the “offense-o-phone,” he gets automatic honorary chairman of The Untopic for the week. It’s probably beyond his- or anyone’s, really- comprehension about how big an award this is. Nobel prizes are cracker-jack trinkets by comparison.
7 years ago
So there I was figuring this season I’d get off light. I didn’t really need any new gear except for a pair of gloves. Not too bad methinks. Then along comes Flow with their 2007 bindings and everything changed before my eyes. I now need nay must spend about $300 on a new set of traps. They added ratchets damn them. They have addressed their Achilles heel (strap) and put ratchets on the bindings so now I can get a little extra cinch on the fly if I so wish. How did they read my mind? Maybe it was that time I was abducted and probed, they said they’d call me by the way and they never did, must have put in some weird mind reading device. May as well resign myself now and start picking out colors.
7 years ago
Coat this season, boots next season. I’m on the “I just bought my first home” diet…
7 years ago
13 foot Aligator was struck & killed by a car on route 17 not far from my place here in NC…a few years back a 600 pound bear was killed on the same road. I saw a 10 footer the other day at a golf course pond & had a 8.5 footer attack me & some freaked out painters from NY earlier this summer..It was probably a female protecting a nest……This is “The land down under”…DC!…..Aligator boots roger?
7 years ago
The alligator boots would go well with my panda bear coat and my California Condor-feather hat (the condor tasted like a cross between bald eagle and spotted owl). Thanks Andy!
7 years ago
Just admit it rogerz, all three tasted just like rattlesnake which everyone knows tastes just like chicken…mmm needs gahlic. I’m having a hard time following the topic here. UNOWUT? i’m curious if any one knows any “one time” skiers, usually meet them at a party, subject of skiing comes up and they say, “yeah, i skied once” and then they might tell you why they didn’t go again. Best one i’ve heard is that the ski pole straps hurt his thumbs in such a manner that it screwed up his golf game for six months. HA, wut was he doing playing golf during ski season anyway and really i’d seen him play golf before and after and honestly i could tell any difference.

Anyone got any “i skied once” stories.

53 days til ski season
7 years ago
U tryin to start a topic on the untopic Jimmi? Well I’ll play just this once…Met a lady today who skied SS 13 years ago for the 1st & only time because as she explained..”All snowshoe has is ice & my husband fell & messed his shoulder up real bad….we never went out west & everyone knows that the east coast is all ice,so we are done with skiing!” I tried to explain to her that over the years snowmaking has really evolved & that she had just hit SS at a bad time because more times than not the conditions are pretty good….13 YEARS OF WASTED GOOD SKIING YOU BRAINWASHED WIMPS I thought as i wished her a good day.
7 years ago
My current boss only skied once in his life because while on a trip to WV (he doesn’t specify which resort, but I’m guessing Winterplace because he’s from the Roanoke area) he broke his leg. I guess it’s not a “wimp” story but I keep telling him he should ski with me, because I only ski in places where falling will kill you, so no broken bones to worry about…
7 years ago
Enuff of the only skiied once stories….I love the ones who won’t ski cuz they know they will break something and/or die. When I listen to them their reasoning it’s because their uncle’s aunt’s brother’s cousin’s sister fell and broke both legs and arms and died while unloading from a lift. Those are the folks who give us normal skiing folk a bad rep.
7 years ago
Isn’t it better that these people stop skiing? Honestly we have a high enough gaper quotient without adding more to the pile.
7 years ago
Yeah, I guess. But you know that eventuually their brothers’ girl-friends’ cousins’ sister is gonna try it and die (or at least tell that as their story) doing so. Remember, there’s always more where they came from!!!!!!
7 years ago
LOL “Gaper/Quotient” mr kennedy dew you think that result is greater than one?? what ski areas have the highest G/Q???? Who remembers their first day on snow i’ll never forget mine
7 years ago
The highest G/Q is in the South..NC is the Gaper/ Rebel yell(I can’t ski but fast as hell) Capital of Skiing. Anyway what is your DEW point?
7 years ago
thirty nine, good chance of frost here on the western front tonight. better get ready to spend the winter in wv mr skinski, someone will be making turns in cv within the next three weeks.
7 years ago
“Skinski”…I’m half Norwegian not polish U Muddah!
7 years ago
I’ve officially thrown aside my ‘shoulder-season’ beer (Bass Ale) and switched to winter Bier, which tonight is Guinness - something about colder temps and changing colors on the leaves just gets me stoked.
7 years ago
Jimmy,
As of now, the forcast is calling for 37 degrees for the low on Friday
I tell ya, it’s a coming!! BRING IT ON!!

-Warren-
7 years ago
Oops sorry meant quota. Speaking of the much maligned gaper 686 clothing company brought these out just for them http://www.686.com/us/products_detail.php?parid=2&catid=21&pid=129&menuID=1

MMMmm orange.
7 years ago
oh….my…..GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s too scary!
I’ll probably see that outfit on the hill come christmas week.
7 years ago
They also have a ladies version which is just as scary. I’ve seen some high end gaper gowns in Vail. Think fur coat and fur trimmed had with gucci purses and sunglasses.
7 years ago
ok actually I am posting this question on several forums of different qualities but it does have to do with skiing -

If you met a person while skiing at Whitetail, Liberty, or where ever and you were attracted to them and they thought you were hot but you knew they were clinically insane (on meds, in therapy, previously hospitalized in an institution, etc.) would you sleep with the person (and you know that is against the law)? Would you try to have a relationship (purely sexual or more, take as a partner,etc)?

… wow now wasn’t that different from the usual? But it does have to do with skiing … sort of?
7 years ago
I tried the hook & book with a borderline insane chick Crush. Never good, no matter how good she be. Not from a moral aspect, it’s just that, well, perhaps Wedding Crashers can explain.
7 years ago
Z-man: good call … I believe you are right … I see we have some things in common …
7 years ago
Those are the type that end up stalking a guy…. you know the type, they somehow get all your personal information….then call at all hours of the night…show up at where you work…visit your mother… rent a plane with a banner which proclaims their undying love for you. Really wacked.
7 years ago
Thank goodness guys never do that kind of stuff!

Now, I think the real ski question here is: let’s suppose the same hypothetical, except that you think skiing is more important than sex. Now, if it is immoral and/or illegal to have a copulatory relationship with an insane person, does that by your light make it immoral/illegal to go skiing with the same person?

Deep thoughts to keep you occupied at work…
7 years ago
Back in the day I did that….but never…never…never did anything more. Besides, how far can you go while riding a double chair????
7 years ago
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Back in the day I did that….but never…never…never did anything more. Besides, how far can you go while riding a double chair????




ummm, not as far as you can in a triple chair
7 years ago
Sooo Crush, what kinda “attraction” u talkin here, eyes lock look each other up and down lets go attraction?? if it’s that kind ur talking about you’re asking a question with the big head that’ll prolly get answered while the little heads is doing hte thinking but it does have to do with skiing- do you think instead of pagamony’s triple chair, a bluebird day on the sixpack would be twice the fun?? or how about riders on the storm in the gondola at snowbasin??
7 years ago
Sometimes they put those little bump bars in the middle of the six packs… kind of not pleasing to me, though maybe it’s other people’s cups of tea? Criminy, where’s Timberline Chair Babe when you need her (and what was her name again)?

This topic has gone on long enough for The Untopic. I vote that the song that ScottS244 made up- Cold-Smoke Two Planks- be included honorarily into The Untopic, perhaps as our theme song (but perhaps not- we need not commit to such commitments here). Any seconds?
7 years ago
I agree…LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!!!!
7 years ago
Now, in a gondola……that’s another story

-Warren-
7 years ago
Hmmmmm…..”Hey, check it out! You go Squirrel!” (Hot Dog, the Movie)
7 years ago
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This topic has gone on long enough for The Untopic. I vote that the song that ScottS244 made up- Cold-Smoke Two Planks- be included honorarily into The Untopic, perhaps as our theme song (but perhaps not- we need not commit to such commitments here). Any seconds?




Yeah time to put closure on it! Interesting comments from all … alas I did *not* do as suggested .. but see I am still alive!
7 years ago
Nice comfy chilly 35 this morning here in KC. Another winter storm blowing into Loveland. I try to focus on work- heaven knows why- but my thoughts keep turning to “If this weather keeps up, will Loveland or A-Basin have any natural snow terrain open by the first weekend of November???”

With the second thought behind that- how many more business trips to the Rockies can I get away with this winter? Every winter??? With the third thought- why *don’t* we have more conferences at Vail? With the fourth thought- oh crap I just erased the entire spreadsheet. Hmmmmm… oh well. Wonder what’s happening at the resort web cams.

It’s noon already!?! Where’s the beer?

And so goes life in KC…
7 years ago
Secondeded,

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LOL Scott you are familiar with the source, your challenge is to do the next song without getting the post deleted.

Dumpage in Utah should be soon?


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You asked for it - here goes nothing:


Cold-Smoke Two Planks


Queue the guy talking:


“He was living in a single family home with 8 other individuals; one of them was a female, two others were canine and the other five, well hell, the other five were felines. Ullr only knows what they were up to in there, and furthermore Jimmy I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all nine of them habitually enjoy cold smoke pow… deepness.”


I ride two planks in the morning
I ride two planks at night
I ride two planks in the afternoon
It makes me feel alright


I ride two planks in time of peace
And two in time of war
I ride two planks before I ride two planks
And then I ride two more


<skied blower pow ‘til the day he died>
<take a face shot of some deep snow to heal ya>


Daddy he once told me,
“Son, you be hard skiin’ man”
And momma she once told me
“Son, you rip the best you can”
But then one day I meet a man,
He came to me and said,
“Hard ski good and rip ski fine,
But pow is best instead”


Whoaoaoaoa…. Wasatch cold times…
Ohhhh ohhhh Ullr say….





While we’re on the subject, anyone heard anything about Hidden Valley PA being for sale?? ?
7 years ago
Jimmy,
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While we’re on the subject, anyone heard anything about Hidden Valley PA being for sale?? ?




Oh NO You DIDN’T

-Warren-
7 years ago
Isn’t Hidden Valley in Missouri, right next to Ski Brokeback???
7 years ago
Hey all, Brad is nearing the coveted 1,000 mark. Should the Untopic do anything if he has the stamina to make it to the millenium mark? Maybe name some new moonshine for him (“West Virginia Weed Killer”)?
7 years ago
Considering that not a single weed or blade of grass for that matter, grew back in that spot all late summer, I think a drink could be aptly named that. Lets see… something strong, potent, and downright requires a health hazard label.
7 years ago
Id say this looks pretty damn natural to me Oct 21 Loveland Pass


take you rock skis though


remember itsFEBTOBER
7 years ago
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take you rock skis though



OUCH! Those skis took some punishment
It looks like it was worth it though

-Warren-
7 years ago
Rock Skis are an essential tool of the early season. No self respecting two planker would consider trashing their best boards…..however a good supply of p-tex is required for those voyagers of the unknown pow-pow.
7 years ago
kwillg6,
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a good supply of p-tex is required for those voyagers of the unknown pow-pow.




You said it!!

-Warren-
7 years ago
Wow Febtober! Does that means february here will be as good as october out there! Im going to hold you to that!

I thought the whole point of Weddingcrashers was that you jsut had to come up with a fake ID and some war stories before introducing your self. No excuses play like a champion!
7 years ago
Weddingcrashers……just act like you own the place and be willing to change your story, identity, and relationship to the bride or groom (depending upon who you are talking to at the bar). Met a lot of nice folks that way.
7 years ago
YESSSS BABY! I may need to get a pair of rental skis. Check out the opening day Wolf Creek ski report:

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Wolf Creek Ski Area - Earliest Opening Ever!

On Friday, October 27th, Wolf Creek Ski Area will celebrate its earliest opening ever with 57 inches of snowfall from September and October!

Wolf Creek has received a trace of snow this morning and it is snowing intermittently! Wolf Creek Ski Area is reporting an all-natural snow depth of 15 inches at the midway and 23 inches at summit. Early season conditions do exist.

Treasure, Bonanza and Nova lifts will open at 8:30 AM while construction continues on the new Raven Lift. Montezuma Bowl east to Step Bowl and Alberta Face will be open to experts; 10% intermediate terrain is open along with 5% of the Beginner Trails.

The ski school, rental, sport shop, Wolf Pup Building, Wolf Creek Lodge (the main day lodge) and the Pathfinder Bar will also be open.

Lift Tickets will be $25.00 to Adults; $15.00 to Seniors and Children for this weekend.

Ski the Most Snow in Colorado at Wolf Creek!




I checked their website- 400 acres of skiing open this weekend. Another 15 inches or so forecast for the next day. And 25 dollar lift tickets??? Will that price hold for another weekend??? If so, it will literally be cheaper for my brother and I to split a hotel room and ski at Wolf Creek than go to Loveland.

So expert bowls in October… I shouldn’t take chances with P-tex… and there goes any savings on ski tickets if I rent. But oh well. It could be worth it!!!
7 years ago
The Untopic: when you really want to dither at work.
7 years ago
Dither, like so many other words has a new meaning in the digital age. Roger are you dithering at work or are you working on reducing the dither?

Quote:

Dither is a form of noise, or ‘erroneous’ signal or data which is added to sample data for the purpose of minimizing quantization error. Dither is routinely used in processing of both digital audio and digital video data.




Either way the Untopic is the perfect place for dither or dithering, dithering is the same as diddling dithered data? how can we be sure if the dithered data has been diddled or are we diddling dithered data for the first time?? the dish ran away with the spoon, there are 289 ways to make change for a dollar. if you had enuf dollars to cut some trees, would you cut the dead ones that fell down in u glades or would you cut down live ones to keep them from falling down?? Corduroy, crud or harbour chop it’s allgood, coming soon .
7 years ago
Quote:

YESSSS BABY! I may need to get a pair of rental skis. Check out the opening day Wolf Creek ski report:

Quote:

Wolf Creek Ski Area - Earliest Opening Ever!

On Friday, October 27th, Wolf Creek Ski Area will celebrate its earliest opening ever with 57 inches of snowfall from September and October!

Wolf Creek has received a trace of snow this morning and it is snowing intermittently! Wolf Creek Ski Area is reporting an all-natural snow depth of 15 inches at the midway and 23 inches at summit. Early season conditions do exist.

Treasure, Bonanza and Nova lifts will open at 8:30 AM while construction continues on the new Raven Lift. Montezuma Bowl east to Step Bowl and Alberta Face will be open to experts; 10% intermediate terrain is open along with 5% of the Beginner Trails.

The ski school, rental, sport shop, Wolf Pup Building, Wolf Creek Lodge (the main day lodge) and the Pathfinder Bar will also be open.

Lift Tickets will be $25.00 to Adults; $15.00 to Seniors and Children for this weekend.

Ski the Most Snow in Colorado at Wolf Creek!




I checked their website- 400 acres of skiing open this weekend. Another 15 inches or so forecast for the next day. And 25 dollar lift tickets??? Will that price hold for another weekend??? If so, it will literally be cheaper for my brother and I to split a hotel room and ski at Wolf Creek than go to Loveland.

So expert bowls in October… I shouldn’t take chances with P-tex… and there goes any savings on ski tickets if I rent. But oh well. It could be worth it!!!




you better go, or you shall banished from the untopic
7 years ago
I think I’m dithering by dithering, Jimmy.

Bushwacker- Wolf Creek apparently was missed by this latest storm. 22 inches of freshies at Loveland though. My eye wanders back northward to Vail Pass… rest assured, I will be somewhere on Saturday or Sunday (or both if this snow keeps up) of next weekend, and there will be much snow and much rejoicing.

I have increaed my dithering by increasing my dithering! Oh, the diddles we fiddle!!!
7 years ago
Roger,
Quote:

and there will be much snow and much rejoicing



and Ullr said, “Let it snow” and it snowed and it was GOOOOOOOD

-Warren-
7 years ago
UNquestionably yes!

Quote:

Wow Febtober! Does that means february here will be as good as october out there! Im going to hold you to that!






While we’re on the subject Crush, did you hear that the feds are contemplating minting another One Dollar Coin? Ya, the International BroSisterhood of Exotic Dancers (IBED) is all up in arms, trying to stop it. How do u roll up a coin? How many coins will a G String hold? Big issue, stay tuned.
7 years ago
Jimmy has the IBED ever been to Portugal? How do I put this mildly… silver dollars can still be used. If your imagination needs a hint, PM me and I’ll provide more details.

It always helps to have known a merchant marine for discussions like this…

VIVA LA UNTOPIC!!!
7 years ago
And while we’re on the subject of The Untopic, I’ll have y’all know that today I did something that none of you have EVER done (I’m guessing), and you’ll all be extremely jealous of. Yes folks, this morning I SKIED KANSAS. Granted, it was cross-country skiing, but that’s beside the point.

What better way to prepare for the San Juans, Kachina Peak, and Al’s Run at Taos than to SKI KANSAS!!!
7 years ago
Z-man and Jimmy, you sick nasty boys. You are almost as pervy as I am. Z-man, I’m sure the Portuguese chicks can handle it, just like the Thai chicks … they can lift 10 lbs weights using their downtown skills. Did ya ever see “Priscilla, Queen of The Desert?” Fine movie and daggone that nasty chick married to the nice older guy sure had some talents with ping-pong balls. Like a mortar launcher.

JimmyZ - Welp … I’ll just have to see personally how many dollar coins a g-string can hold … I use to put paper ones in with my teeth but I guess that is out now.
7 years ago
Roger,
One of my favorite all time ski posters shows a skier in full gear standing on the top of a row in a formerly plowed corn field, with skis pointed into the forrow. The title was: SKI KANSAS!
The Colonel
7 years ago
My step-dad has told me about that poster too! Wish I could see an image of it.

Apparently there used to be a small (does that even need to be mentioned???) ski area between KC and Lawrence. It’s gone now. Even Googleearth doesn’t detect any remnants. Of course- this is not a joke- it’s easy to mistake a ski area out here for a farmfield.

Okay, that’s enough of that topic. Thanks for the visual Crush I’ve just lost my appetite. How’s the new snow at Canyons?
7 years ago
The phone system went down at one of our buildings today and I actually had to do some work. Conditions should be pretty good for this weekend though.
7 years ago
Hey, how’d ski Kansas become a part of the now infamous untopic????
7 years ago
The Untopic is like a black hole: everything eventually gets sucked in. Even silver dollars. Oh BOO-YAH!!!
7 years ago
silver dollars, you say???? Still use ur teeth?????
7 years ago
Quote:

If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I’d buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I’d buy you furniture for your house (Maybe a nice Chesterfield or an ottoman)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I’d buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)
If I had a million dollars I’d buy your love.




7 years ago
Valentine’s Day was two weeks ago Jimmy. You missed your chance to really will Kim with that song of yours.
7 years ago
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Valentine’s Day was two weeks ago Jimmy.




Ya butt barenaked ladies is appropriate any time .
7 years ago
DAMMM! You Havn’t Changed Jimmi…I remember last year when you went shopping at DICKS sporting goods for your ole lady’s valentines
7 years ago
DAMMM! Andy it’s cold hear….

many of us W Virgina ians shop for speciual gifts for our significant others at Dicks…

but the reason for my post is i just figgered sumthing out and wanted you to know it. You know people say all the time that WV is always last in everything?? Hell i just figured out a couple of years ago that starbucks was a coffee shop not a new constellation……

couldn’t understand why lbotta was all excited about those soy caps, u know i thought he meant those little red caps with two holes in them on top of the little bottle of the funny tasting worchestershire sause in the oriental restaurants

anyways oh yea it’s cold here……so what with WV being ten years or so behind the rest of this great nation I suspect that this COLD weather is due to the fact that as usual, west virginia is 10 years at least behind on this global warming thing????
7 years ago
Wait a second. Jimmy, do you mean to say there are OH-Ree-N-TIL restaurants in WV? What is this world coming to??? Out here in Kansas, people still think the “in’ernet” is what you hang your wet clothes on when it’s raining outside. And did you know the Arkansas River does not actually flow through Kansas? No sir, it stops at the CO border at which point a new river- the Ar-KANSAS River- begins flowing. The Arkansas River mysteriously reappears at the eastern end of Kansas. I kid you not.
7 years ago
Oh heck yeah there are asian restraunts in WV. One in Moorefield (Peking Chinese buffet) and Petersburg off of Rt 220. Then if I remember right, Jimmy will have to correct me on this, that there are two chinese restraunts in Wheeling. The Golden Chopsticks and or Silver Chopsticks…? All I know is they all are run by asians who speak little english. Who’d thunk it that asians would settle in dem dar mountains!
7 years ago
Dang Jimmi…You must be one of those Elitist WV Boys…only took you 39 days to respond to my post! I hope WV is 30 years behind..Cuzz according to the latest GW report….we are all Doomed. There was only one good thing they mentioned & that was an increase in avalanches somewhere…might have to buy a piece of land there wherever it was they were talking about…..HMMmmm Chinese…Hunan chicken…my woman love me long time if I get carry out tonite!
7 years ago
Women… are like snow. They come for a short season and disappear like the snow for the remainder of the time. Or in my case, women are like my ski season this year… non exsistant. lol
7 years ago
Sorta like Larry the Cable Guy’s wisdom… “a clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory .” Of course that has nothing to do with women, or does it? It must be the unseason again. It’s time for the untopic’s revival or discussion of summer beer (ummmm…beer!), or for some cloud skiing (after the summer beer) . My boredom begins earlier this year.
7 years ago
Hey bawalker here’s a chickie looking for a guy just like you, not sure if you’re looking for a gal like her tho .


DC Duh
7 years ago
.. are you a bad boy, bawalker? that can get the fire started; women are generally programmed to respond that way … but temper with nice, caring and attention as time passes … it works for me. but then again, that’s my basic personality.
7 years ago
Heck at this point if it’s female I’ll take her. lol Ironically she didn’t post in the same thread again and looks like tromano gave her a verbal whiplashing. \:\)
7 years ago
Brad,
If you are talking about DCDuh, she has posted in that thread more than once.
The Colonel
7 years ago
Have I mentioned I’m engaged? Does it matter to the board? No, of course it doesn’t, but this is The Untopic so anything goes. As it is, my fiancee is from El Salvador and her student Visa expires in August. So we’re having all sorts of fun trying to figure out immigration law right now. Yee haw.

I’ve discovered one thing: she’s employable as hell. I guess there aren’t many El Salvadorans running around with a masters degree in architecture and 10 years project management experience. If anyone knows any firms that do work in sustainable architecture and have operations in Central America, we’d be really, really, really interested in hearing from you.

So what’s the whole point of this, other than to rub it in Brad’s face? Two things- Brad, if she winds up going back to El Salvador for a couple years, I’d agree with you that women are indeed like snow (though we’ll still get married, just have to wait until we can live together). Second, she was really getting the hang of skiing out in Park City this winter. If she goes back to E.S., that could be a MAJOR setback on the ski front!!!

Support skiing, let my fiancee stay! Yeah, that’s it.

Oh, and although she’s from El Salvador so this means nothing to her- Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!! Let’s all go get drunk today! \:D Anytime the French are defeated, it’s worthy of celebration…
7 years ago
Roger,
Congratulations on your engagement. I could not recall you mentioning the fortunate young lady in previous posts so I looked up past posts and found this in your report on skiing at Park City while attending a wedding.
“Okay, so I just got back from a weeklong ski trip to Park City. The plusses? One week of purple skies, sunshine, and spotless grooming. The minuses? One week of purple skies, sunshine, and spotless grooming. The plusses outweighed the minuses in this case, mostly because my girlfriend- from El Salvador- revelled in the weather (even when the high was eight degrees) and didn’t dig the one time it snowed at all (a light flurry on Saturday afternoon at Deer Valley). In this case, getting her to like the sport was more important than immaculate powder conditions. But NEXT time I won’t be so charitable about the weather…”

Wonderful that she tried and had some success. I wish I had been a skier prior to marrying the wonderful lady I am still married to 40+ years later. She has tried skiing, had some success, but really does not enjoy it…too cold, too fast, nervous on a crowded slope, and doesn’t like heights (chairs are “high”). I think there might be a stronger desire to learn if pursued before the knot is tied.
But, be gentle with her, don’t push her too hard and make her dislike it. Remember, and this is one of the unique things about skiing and skiers, that the beginners slope to a beginner looks as intimidating as a black does to an intermediate, a double black to an advanced skier. We all can share in the common experience of learning and advancing in skill levels, and discussing our accomplishments and fears on a singular level, regardless of ability.
Just don’t scare her off. A week of lessons (not with you) would be a great idea.
Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS again, and good luck with the immigration thing.
The Colonel \:\)
7 years ago
Doe she got a sister?!?!?! :P

Ok i’m outreaching desperate. Heck even eHarmony isn’t working for me.

*grumbles*1400 closed matches*grumbles*
7 years ago
No sister Brad, but you should see some of her friends back at Va Tech… \:\)

Thanks Colonel. I’m trying to slowly get her adjusted to skiing, but she says I put a bit much pressure on her. Well, I’m still trying to find the balance between too much pressure and not enough. Each person is different I suppose.

So here’s a good story, a good Untopic story. Lately I’ve been telling her how much I *love* the novellas on Univision. Normally because they involve scantily clad chiquitas. I tell her it’s because I’m trying to learn Spanish (this is a kind of joke between us- she knows all about novellas). So while we were in Park City, I was channel surfing one night, looking for some extreme ski videos (“ski porn”). I had the volume low for some reason- think someone may have been on the phone. So I stumble across Univision and there is this hot lady wearing virtually nothing. Naturally I stopped. Sandra says “oh so THIS is why you watch Univision!” And I said “no no, sweetheart, I’m just trying to learn the language.” “I see,” she says, “that must be why the volume is off.”

Oops…
7 years ago
RogerZ ! I’m so happy for you! Sorry I can’t say more right now my heart is so broken today.
7 years ago
Brad, !Que sorpresa tan agradable! Les deseo a ustedes dos las mejores dichas y una eternidad juntos en amor y grata compañía.

Outstanding news, sir… I’ve been out of the loop with a new position in my agency, building a new division and trying to rebuild my life after 8 years of travel. So then I log in and read that you’re engaged. Awesome!
7 years ago
Lou you shouldn’t do that to poor Brad. *I’m* the one engaged. Thanks to you starting that lovely message off with his name, he’s now probably huddled in a corner with a fifth of Jack, shivering, saying “women… are like snow… SNOW! There’s- hiccup- none around me. NO SNOW!!!!!!!!!!” ;\)

But Lou, here’s a raging debate that my fiancee and I are having. Even though she’s from El Salvador, I keep telling her I want to visit the Cuchumantanes in Guatemala because apparently they get heavy frosts. I also have it on speculation that the highest volcano in Guatemala- at 13,100 feet- MIGHT occasionally get enough snow on the top 1,000 feet or so to make some turns on. She tells me I am a “loco gringo” or something like that. I know your’re not from down that way, but maybe you’ve been there… what do you think?
7 years ago
RogerZ, Congratulations! Here is something to add to your gift registry, nice wee *green* house. Please note the model I picked for the two of you already is snowed in, nice mountain retreat, i think.
7 years ago
Congrats RogerZ,

When is your wedding? Madeline and I are engaged too and the big day is 7-9-07. All the best to you! —Tim
7 years ago
damnit - as if I haven’t had enough grief, my skis are now toast. I got jammed up in a very bone-y Great Scott Chute, overshot my turn and ended up in a line with lots of rock exposure and a 3 foot-wide exit on 45 degree terrain I had to straightline out of.

Made the exit, just clipped some rocks, started to make an eeeaaasssyy gentile high-speed turn I thought I made it when I hit some rocks just under the snow surface doin’ about 40+ mph and exploded. Thankfully I self-arrested so I didn’t get killed but my skies are dead. And that’s it for my season. And my Utah experience.


E.


7 years ago
Haha nice wreck! What skis were you on?
7 years ago
Hey but U NO WAT (as Jimmy would say) you went down in a blaze of glory Crush, the way to go. Much better than quietly like us stiffs in Kansas. That’s a helluva gouge there you’ve got.

Tim no idea when the marriage is- we have all sorts of fun going right now trying to sort out immigration and all sorts of crap. Turns out her parish church back in El Salvador needs *at least* a year’s advance in notification. And good luck trying to take care of the pre-marriage counseling when you’re 1,000 miles apart and only going to get farther apart with time. Think marriage is stressful? Add distance and immigration and see how much more fun it is.

Guess I didn’t mention- we got 10 inches of rain in about 36 hours last weekend. You should have seen the Missouri River- it’s almost frightening to see how much power that river has. If that had been snow instead of rain I’d be eating my neighbors to stay alive right now. Most houses on my street had some version of Titanic going with regard to the basements (including mine- even the mice left my basement for once to get away from all the water).
7 years ago
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you went down in a blaze of glory Crush


Push it to the end way to go E i am inspired…….soo Tromano when’s the bachelor party ?? UNOWUT at my advanced age i’ll bet it’s bin ten years since i went to one. Anybody been to a good bachelor…. or bachlorette party lately??
7 years ago
Crush, how about giving us some lessons learned from your Utah experience? In this thread or separate one. Maybe your 10 favorite things and 10 things not so lovely about UT. There are a bunch of us old timers (and probably some youngsters) who thought hard about chucking it all and going west to ski for a few years, but then life got in the way.
7 years ago
My idea of an ideal bachelor party would be a weeklong backpack trip with some good friends in the Montana wilderness. Pathetic, eh?

Of course, that’s also my idea of a perfect honeymoon, too… only substitute “wife” for “good friends” obviously. Heh heh. \:\)
7 years ago
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
My idea of an ideal bachelor party would be a weeklong backpack trip with some good friends in the Montana wilderness. Pathetic, eh?


It’s funny that you mention that…My buddy is getting married in June and we are going on a 4 day camping/fishing/biking trip in the Cranberry Backcountry for his bachelor party. Somewhere down the road I hope to have the same kind of bachelor party myself (except maybe in the winter, somewhere in VT)….
7 years ago
Congrats on the engagement.

I’m going through my green card crap right now. Expensive and tedious. Keep in mind it will take at least 6 months for it to process. I’d advise getting the medical part out of the way early. It’s probably going to cost about $400 on it’s own but at least it’s one part done. The rest of it will cost about $1000+ not allowing for hiring an attorney but to be honest you really won’t need one unless there is something really convoluted about the case. My one bit of advise though is to file all of it together, the I-130, I-485, I-765 and the Advance Parole for travel. It’ll definitely sting but at least it’ll save time in the long run.
7 years ago
Jimmy !!!! lol the best part is the blown-out edge you can seen through! oh well so much for my faithful inspired-by-nobis skis that have save me a dozen times. see u in aug!!
7 years ago
I am moving out to UT in july. We need to meet up before you go.
7 years ago
If by some sorry twist of fate you wind up coming through Kansas City, let me know. There’s some good beer and barbeque for the pickin’ out here, I’d be happy to lend you a spare room for the night on your way out/back (goes for either Tim or Eric).

Kennedy- thanks for the Green Card advice. I might PM you depending on how things develop!
7 years ago
RogerZ
David






THIS IS THE BEST U CAN DEW???? , wutsamatter were U raised by the nuns at Mount Saint Prudence?? or what?? CMON u can do better than that one of the beauties of internet message forums is the ability to live vicariously thru others; Tromano don’t let ur best man listen to these two when he planz your’s. I’d recommend bachelorpartydotcom google that unless you looking for that campingtrip to brokebackacres or sumthin of that sort……



 Originally Posted By: David
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
My idea of an ideal bachelor party would be a weeklong backpack trip with some good friends in the Montana wilderness. Pathetic, eh?


It’s funny that you mention that…My buddy is getting married in June and we are going on a 4 day camping/fishing/biking trip in the Cranberry Backcountry for his bachelor party. Somewhere down the road I hope to have the same kind of bachelor party myself (except maybe in the winter, somewhere in VT)….
7 years ago
 Originally Posted By: jimmy

THIS IS THE BEST U CAN DEW???? , wutsamatter were U raised by the nuns at Mount Saint Prudence?? or what?? CMON u can do better than that one of the beauties of internet message forums is the ability to live vicariously thru others; Tromano don’t let ur best man listen to these two when he planz your’s. I’d recommend bachelorpartydotcom google that unless you looking for that campingtrip to brokebackacres or sumthin of that sort……



Lets see, trout fish/hike/bike/camp in the mountains with my best friends or do about anything else???

It isn’t a hard decision for me…..maybe that’s just me though???
7 years ago
Good strategy. Now just Throw in a couple playmates ala apocalypse now.
7 years ago
lol that’s why i can never be engaged or married … my bachlor party could quite possibly be the end of the Earth, civilization, life and decency for the whole planet. And Mars and Venus will take huge hits. Not to mention any interspacial warp-tubes that take down alternate universes. Not that I’m a horrible person … not to say I’m irregular —

not to say it at all.

I’m not a destroyer, I hope.

no, not.
7 years ago
Hrm, I got approached by a worker at the post office today saying they heard a rumor I was getting married. Then on the way to do client jobs, I was almost in 2 major wrecks. Must be the beginning of the earth at hand…

lol
7 years ago
oh good; see I’m not the destroyer - you are!!! ooopsss … sorry your not. I was thinking of George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
7 years ago
It’s been over 24hrs and there hasn’t been 1 post in the DCSki Discussions section. I am just posting here now so there will be atleast 1 post on the 16th day of May in the year 2007.


Carry on……..
7 years ago
This time of year is sooooooo boring. Somebody help!
7 years ago
Boring just like our bachelor parties!

There’s a woman that works at a local luncheon place that has the best set of za-zas I have ever seen on a live woman. I don’t need to go out of my way to see great bodies, but here in KC you DO need to go out of your way to spend time in the woods. So it’s only fair to get the things on your bachelor party that are very difficult to get, no?
7 years ago
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There’s a woman that works at a local luncheon place that has the best set of za-zas I have ever seen on a live woman.


So you’ve seen za-zas on dead women? Not sure I like the sound of that… (As the Untopic has hit a new low…)
7 years ago
It’s what we get for the month of May. July 4th hasn’t reached us yet so we are still on the upswing of summer.


 Originally Posted By: JohnL
 Quote:
There’s a woman that works at a local luncheon place that has the best set of za-zas I have ever seen on a live woman.


So you’ve seen za-zas on dead women? Not sure I like the sound of that… (As the Untopic has hit a new low…)
7 years ago
yeah, but does she ski ? if so….
7 years ago
A woman that likes snow, let alone snow sports, and me on top of that … Crush when that happens, the end of the world, life and universe as we know it is officially about to happen. lol
7 years ago
Yeah heh heh I think I messed up a wee bit on my vocab there. I meant the best set of za-zas I’ve seen on a woman *not on the internet*. Apparently I found out today that my neighbor had a chance to feel them up last Feb. She (yes, the neighbor is also a she) said something about them, and this waitress said “oh I just got them but they feel real. Would you like to feel them to see?”

YEAH. Maybe I should comment on them next time. On the other hand- BAD ROG BAD- I’m engaged and that could be a terrible, terrible idea. But I did move to Kansas, so it certainly wouldn’t be the first terrible idea I’ve had… sheesh.
7 years ago
dang it, why didn’t you tell her I’d take your place and feel them up and vouch for you?!?!?
7 years ago
Hmmmm….. the untopic has become unlike….. za-zas???? Jimmy, help!
7 years ago
:-) made The Washington Post today (Sunday) in the Sunday Source on page M4 - yeah the reality of “starting over” …
7 years ago
Hey E, speaking of a bunch of Margaritas, i was cleaning up some old stuff last nite and found a trail map from the Canyons, 98/99 ski season someone must’ve given me a few years ago. 9990 and tombstone were the last lifts to skiers right on the mountain. Showed way more lifts proposed than they have now….i miss snow.
7 years ago
Snow is even easier to miss at times like this… are y’all having overnight lows near 80 like we are? Even my El Salvadoran fiancee is saying she’s had enough. It’s bad- she and I are both noting that it’s about eight degrees cooler back in San Salvador than it is here. September can’t come soon enough!
7 years ago
This thing is still around?! My wife put a fall flag in the garden so made me think of skiing. Football is starting made me think of tailgating and skiing. I really have nthing to say, but posting here makes me feel better about not skiing.
7 years ago
Hey how about a shout out to App State with their fantastic win this weekend!

Just got back from a “minimoon” with my wife to Colorado. If you ever find yourself going through Salida, Colorado (maybe on the way to Monarch or something), you’ve gotta eat at the First Street Cafe. I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had there. All locally grown food, good service, neat little town. Definitely worth a stop through!
7 years ago
I always look forward to the fall. All those beautiful colors in the political signs… A sure sign of ski season getting near
7 years ago
This thread is starting to rank up there with some TGR threads as far as views and posts, but as far as substance goes………………..there is nothing on TGR that even comes close to “The Untopic”!!!!!!!!!!!
7 years ago
I agree. The untopic has staying power. Most TGR threads burn out too quick.
7 years ago
 Originally Posted By: tromano
I agree. The untopic has staying power. Most TGR threads burn out too quick.



I mean it is only just a few short days until The Untopic turns 2 years old. The DCSki community should have some sort of special 10 day countdown to the big day that The Untopic turns 2. That would be just so……….Untopicish (maybe that’s not a word) ;\)
7 years ago
The untopic has been a really unusual ride. I mean it’s
undeniablly underrated, unappreciated, and unembellished by those unclear of it’s unfading purpose. The untopic’s unmatched staying power with the unsuspecting DC blogger has left few of us untapped. Un! Un! Un to the Untopic!
7 years ago
Happy belated birthday, Untopic!!!
7 years ago
exactually put kim. rogerz it’s not belated yet, born on 9/23/05 lite two candles on sunday…..anywayz kim i should probably post this in summer beer thread bcause it’s usmmer and i’m drinking some beer but whats that got to do w/Tuckers retirement plan?? or yours or denis???? Tucker’s got it figured out but i’m pretty happy……. not that i wouldn’t be happier spending two mos chasing powpow in wyo…… practicing being retired, many pipples think i am already…..so good news/bad news bad news equals that for the rest of eternity you could only ski one place…..kindo like sysiphysssss and the rock…… good news equals you get to pick where it would be.. where you gonna ski??????? snowbird for me seg seg
6 years ago
Today I spent most of the day around 4,000 feet, in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. When we got there this morning at about 8:30 it was 40 degrees. When we left the woods at 3:30 it was a whopping 53 degrees. Got back into Elkins and it was in the mid seventies. Leaves are falling, winter is coming!!!!
6 years ago
Gotta change my signature, cuz it’s time to switch to winter beer. Usually happens sometime in October. Gotta have the first flakes to fall for me to make the change.
6 years ago
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Gotta have the first flakes to fall for me to make the change.


Didn’t Parris Hilton go to jail already? \:\)
6 years ago
owwwww!!!! good one Roger. As we need flakes (plural) there’s Brittany as well. If you wanta different type of fallen fakes, er… I mean flakes, take Pacman, Michael V, and Isiah T
6 years ago
Bump………Sorry I’m bored.
6 years ago
david rather than hijack that thread where nobodies is talking about how much they haven’t ski’d yet i must ask you are u gonna be a physician??? i don’t know what half that stuff u are studying is about what gives???? are u gonna be a rocket surgeon????
6 years ago

 Originally Posted By: jimmy

david rather than hijack that thread where nobodies is talking about how much they haven’t ski’d yet i must ask you are u gonna be a physician??? i don’t know what half that stuff u are studying is about what gives???? are u gonna be a rocket surgeon????

 


Yeah, I’ll be a doctor one of these days. As for a rocket surgeon I’m not too sure, I’ll have to talk with Craig about it. The plan is just to put my head down and push through all of this school as quick and painless as possible and just not worry about getting in tons of days on the slopes for a a while. I guess I’ll just have to try and have more fun the few days I can go. I don’t plan to be a family physician or any other type of MD that is very time consuming. Time is more important to me than anything….

Oh yeah, the classes

Organic Chemistry is a lot of this:


Molecular Bio is a lot of this:


Embryology is a bunch of this:
 

 

6 years ago
Hmmmmm… that embryo looks suspciously like what they were serving at the cafeteria today.
6 years ago
After years of rocket surgery, I think everyone should be a business major! They had more fun in college, and they make more money now.
6 years ago
Seems the best of all worlds would be brewology…which would be the study of fermentation of grains, hops, etc… ;\) I’ve always wanted a job as a beer taster in a Sam Adams Brewery which in NE is not all that far from some good skiing.
6 years ago
If you do meteorology, you can specialize in snow. How cool would that be? I always thought being one of those avalanche study-er dudes would be cool. Schlep around in the backcountry all winter, catch great lines on (what you hope to be) avalanche-safe faces, get paid to do so. Glaciologist would be another great degree.

Or, to quote Monty Python, I’ve always wanted to be a

This thread rocks, btw.
6 years ago
Wonder how many different posters on this thread?? Myabe we could get some stats on how many and who they were??? lots of friends made here.

I must warn u all of a clear and present danger for those of you who actually ski. Take great care with u pants when transporting them all balled up in the back of your vehicle with your skis. found a 3.69” slit in the butt of my pants last nite…just glad i wasn’t wearing them when edge found butt….120 days in these spyders and they end up loosing their a$$ in a yard sale in the back of the car… so sad, be careful out there
6 years ago
did u measure that with a t-line ruler or a regular ruler?
6 years ago
Kim we held a vigil and got them through the night, was touch and go for a while but they’re due to get stitched up soon. Ironic thing is they’ve dug snow & aten $h!t at some of the finest mountains in UT and PA and WV and VT, 40 days a year keeping me warm and dry and i go and do something that stupid….. no respect i tell ya.
6 years ago
sorry to hear that mr. jimmy \:\( Don’t panic tho… I found a new waterproof patching system that surpasses all others….

6 years ago
Wow, I disappear for a couple of years but yet the Untopic is still going strong!

Mad props to you guys!

(I promise to check back more often!)
6 years ago
Agree with you Crunchy… And remember according to your Department of Homeland Security, Duct Tape and Plastic will keep you safe against the slings and arrows of terrorists…

Actually, I’ve flown C-130s in less than normal conditions where the repairs were accomplished by duct tape… And once, in the middle of the Amazonian jungle, 300 miles from the nearest permanent structure, we fixed the deicing system in our Embassy C-12 via duct tape, making the plane flyable.

If it fixes an airplane, think of what it can do to your Spyder pants…
6 years ago
I knew science would prove what us WV hillbillies have known for decades. If you can’t solve it with duct tape, it can’tbe solved at all. lol
6 years ago
Let’s put it this way… Your pants are immune now against terrorists… It’s like a cross, a clove of garlic, and a stake and hammer against a vampire…
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: bawalker
I knew science would prove what us WV hillbillies have known for decades. If you can’t solve it with duct tape, it can’tbe solved at all. lol


Exactly what he said ^^^^^^
6 years ago
…. ok i had to write this somewhere and here is where it landed … sorry it had to be written and at least i picked a good place to put it -

” so i was in the kitchen trying to heat up a measured mixture of organic tomato soup with - yes - with spices … really high-class from that somewhat recycled rectangular heavy-paper box with the little plastic close-y lid that snaps down with a satisfying click-clack?

My girl loves it with crumbled white bits of Feta cheese in it .. heat it and they don’t quite melt, they just defuse a little and form little ghost-islands of terra-cheese in a red sea.

Heating it in the flip-y microwave at 50% power, 3.21 minutes I stood as the water molecules flipped roughly North and South one million time under the guidance of a Magnetron.

I have become distracted by the sky breaking open my open window as that sumptuous soup simmers and blups in the wavy-wonder.

She speaks to me as it heats to unimaginable luminosity.

My hands cradling the hot-goo-love, my intended transport’s failure was all my fault — my nerves screaming, I yield and my flesh-weakness leave me along.

Falling, the molten red-slurp touches down and a blood fountain of volcanic white-hot juice shoots just to my right —

— like a scene from The Godfather that you never saw but can imagine —

white bits of brain lightly peppering the blood-red soup in spats on the wall ..

as if a spray of bullet tore away distributed portions of The Victim and painted it in an arc across the cabinets, walls and sink.

The bloodbath was dispatched with a curse and a cloth.

And the soup was restored - just a few spoonfuls to add and just one more sliver of the Feta Cheese.

eGm
03/08/2008
6 years ago
Crush,
Say what???
You auditioning for a writing job, or one of the cooking shows on TV?
The Colonel
6 years ago
Duct tape in his pryons…
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: lbotta
Duct tape in his pryons…
i don’t know what that is - can you drink it or smoke it?
6 years ago
Roger, this wouldn’t happen to be your neighbor would it?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337232,00.html

I heard it on the news the other day and thought about you….
6 years ago
Gather that relationship went down the toilet…
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: TammyWychytette
Stand by…Your …. Cannnnn…










edited for attribution.
6 years ago
.. dayum! now there’s a story we can all learn from - as they say “either $h1t or get off the pot” … heh ! guess that old saying is right!
6 years ago
Oh yeah, her. Yeah, that ain’t gonna help the state’s reputation much.

I like her neighbor that said “this doesn’t surprise me.” If sitting on a can for two years is within the bounds of expectations in Ness City, that tells me all I need to know about the place!
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
If sitting on a can for two years is within the bounds of expectations in Ness City, that tells me all I need to know about the place!


Really exciting place, eh?
6 years ago
 Quote:
 Quote:
If sitting on a can for two years is within the bounds of expectations in Ness City, that tells me all I need to know about the place!


Really exciting place, eh?


Man, you made me laugh for about five minutes with that. \:\)

When Sandra and I came back from our “minimoon,” we came across SW Kansas (not saying that NW Kansas is much better but at least you don’t smell cow for hours at a time up there). We developed the phrase “Kansas Skyscrapers:” you always knew you were comin’ on a town when you could see: a grain silo, a church steeple, and a water tower. Sandra also noted that the only time the road ever curved was when we’d go around the grain silo in the center of town. After a while we started playing guessing games about how far we were away from the next town when the Kansas Skyscrapers came into view. Normally you could see a town for the first time about 8 miles away, though I noticed driving back from Colorado that we could see the lights of Hays, KS from 23 miles away- we were 500 feet higher than town and just hung out there like a midnight mirage forever.

All that said, the people that bother to get off the toilet are really quite nice in that part of the country. Also the thunderstorms in the spring are known to add an air of excitement from time to time. So what you lack in scenery, you make up for in friendliness and tornadoes and cow farts (and swarms of flies around said moo-moos), which the locals call “dairy air” (seriously, they do… get the pun? You’ve got to have a wry sense of humor to make it out that way, ask Garrison Keillor!).

6 years ago
gonna go to the mountains tomorrow …gonna bring some brew … gonna earn some turns ( I hope) …. then gonna havta cut the grass \:\( It’s “untopic” time again!
6 years ago
bring more brew… doesn’t look like a turn to be had
6 years ago
Sam Adams Spring Beer? Summer Ale production should be right around the corner…
6 years ago
I just picked up some of their summer ale. Not bad. And very convenient — no need to buy lemons!
6 years ago
Its out already? Where did you get it?
6 years ago
Two years ago they came out with Utopia and I brought a case to Snowshoe that I got in Delaware. The thing was awesome but I think it had a higher alcohol content than a Cosmos. I haven’t seen it on sale anymore. It would make a great 4th of July beer…
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: lbotta
Its out already? Where did you get it?


Farm Fresh down here in Williamsburg.
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: Tucker
bring more brew… doesn’t look like a turn to be had


Yeah. This weekend there will be turns in your dreams only….



The Valley looks beautiful BTW…
6 years ago
I see something white at TL in that image! Might only be a few hundred feet of continuous snow, but that wouldn’t stop me. I skied this last year:

6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: lbotta
Two years ago they came out with Utopia and I brought a case to Snowshoe that I got in Delaware. The thing was awesome but I think it had a higher alcohol content than a Cosmos. I haven’t seen it on sale anymore. It would make a great 4th of July beer…


I’m not sure if they’re selling any Utopias anymore, but yes, it was rather high in alcohol. In fact, among beer geeks, there was some discussion of whether or not it could justly be termed “beer”, since it was most un-beer-like. I think it was around 25% ABV, which is crazy. Most American macro-brew lagers (Bud, etc) are around 5%, and even most microbrewed IPA’s are only around 6-ish (some as much as 6.5% or 7.0%).

If you still have any of the Utopias left, it’s something that draws a few bucks from beer nerds on ebay…


aaron
(homebrewer/amateur beer geek)
6 years ago
What, by definition, is a “beer nerd?”
6 years ago
Winters Last Stand?? It sure is chilly here in NC WV.

6 years ago

Take them RDs and ski the frost at WG! WOOOT!
6 years ago
We didn’t buy enough layers this year.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con…id=sec-business

 Quote:
The company said it expects gross margins — the difference between what it costs to produce its products and what it sells them for — to decline in 2008. That is partly because of the company’s larger-than-expected excess inventory of unsold athletic gloves and other seasonal gear, which analysts said would probably have to be sold at a discount to push sales.


Bad news for investors?
Good news for cheapskates?
6 years ago
That brand exploded like a fad, so I would not be surprised to see it fizzle out. Their good stuff was a lot more expensive than competing brands when I was shopping for thermals earlier in the year, so discounts would be a good idea.
6 years ago
The premium bucks for premium, US made, compression basewear is not a model that could sustain discounts.

I’m afraid that if they do change (and they seem bound to with the new shoe release) they will be just like Nike/Addidas/Brooks for all practical purposes.
6 years ago
Albert Hoffman died yesterday. Moniz and Gore won nobel prizes, but none for Doc Hoffman, maybe one for world peace/love??
6 years ago
Hey you know what tastes good. Dos Equis with lime. Gearin’ up for Cinco de Mayo, the day when even Mexico beat France.

(sorry, I thought the Untopic was inching toward topicality)
6 years ago
In a sense, Mexico also beat Austria and Bavaria… Emperor Maximilian was a Hapsburg…

As well, anyone had a Pisco sour lately?
6 years ago
Any word on good concerts in the valley this summer? I need some toe tapping to go with my summer ale swilling
6 years ago
John from the purple fiddle is putting on a big concert at the state park on august 16th. i think more bands than the one last fall. ill be thar fer sure!

also saw on whitegrass site that new riders of the purple sage are playing at the brewpub on june 15th!! unfortunately my brother is getting married that day and i cant go \:\(
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: crunchy


also saw on whitegrass site that new riders of the purple sage are playing at the brewpub on june 15th!! unfortunately my brother is getting married that day and i cant go \:\(


Wonder how they scored that group? I might have to head for the mountians that weekend.
6 years ago
The heck with beer, summer or winter, coon dogs, corn dogs and West Virginia jokes. How aboot that hockey game last night? Amazingly gutty performance by the Picksburgh Pens. One of the most exciting hockey games I’ve ever seen. The Igloo will be rocking on Wednesday. I may have to blow off my own ice game to watch it.
6 years ago
OH yeah, the action just kept getting more intense, pens get outshot by two to one, Detroit’s defense is a good offense. MAF is incredible in goal. Dupouis really stood out last night i thought.
6 years ago
Lets go Caps!….Used to go to the games & follow them all the time..lost track, How have they been doing lately?
6 years ago
They are working on their golf game right now.
6 years ago
or fishin with their coondogs….
6 years ago
Never gonna live this down am I ……………….
6 years ago
Did a little traveling at the end of this past week and saw this sign. Thought it was cool so I took a picture and thought I’d share it with you all.

Now for the fun part… Does anyone know where I took it?? (I really wish it was in Utah)

6 years ago
 Quote:
Does anyone know where I took it??


From your car!
6 years ago
Exit 161 on Hwy 12?
6 years ago
Greenbrier County?
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: OhioHillbillies
Greenbrier County?


Bingo. I was on my way back from Lewisburg on I-64.
6 years ago
Yes but prove that either Murphy or I was wrong!
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
Yes but prove that either Murphy or I was wrong!



Roger: Picture was taken from a friends SUV, not MY car.

Murphy: Picture was taken from I-64 not Rt. 12
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: David
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
Yes but prove that either Murphy or I was wrong!



Roger: Picture was taken from a friends SUV, not MY car.

Murphy: Picture was taken from I-64 not Rt. 12


Dangit! I knew that one. Let me try again.
6 years ago
Murphy, can we trust a guy who’s trying to tell us that Alta is in West Virginia?
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: Roger Z
Murphy, can we trust a guy who’s trying to tell us that Alta is in West Virginia?


Hey now, I never claimed that there were ski resorts off of that exit.

Take a look near the bottom of this:

http://www.wvdot.com/7_tourists/7c1_interstatexits.htm#i64
6 years ago
But this Alta exit leads you to Alderson… Isn’t that where the new Martha Stewart statue is supposed to be built?
6 years ago
Ouch!
6 years ago
 Quote:
Isn’t that where the new Martha Stewart statue is supposed to be built?


So there’s a jail in Alderson?
6 years ago
Certainly… Martha’s home for a year or so. Women’s prision. Gather near Alta?
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: lbotta
Gather near Alta?


About 2 miles from the base of the mountain. I think they ran shuttles from the prison 3 times a day for inmate recreation. Martha really was able to fine tune her bump technique during her stint behind bars…..
6 years ago
2 days without a post in the main forum?? Not on my watch….maybe??
6 years ago
Chirp? Chirp?

That’s the sound of the crickets outside my house and at this site. The summer doldrums are on.

So… has anyone tried the new Hazed and Infused beer out of Boulder? That stuff is the bomb!

For the love of all things good and righteous, someone post something or by golly I’m gonna challenge Snowsmith to an internet-televised wrestling match in peak oil.
6 years ago
Is it a local beer only or does it distribute east of the WV alpps? I enjoy a really good brew. If it’s available over here, Jimmy would know where. u there Jimmy?
6 years ago
I ate here for lunch on 8/9/08: http://yeoldealpha.com/index.php?topic=history
Ordered Kentucky Hot Brown and a big pile of fresh cut fries. Wicked good. Could have used Jimmy’s help identifying a worthy local brew to go with it though.
6 years ago
Ya, Home of the Olympus Burger. That Kentucky Hot Brown takes the hot turkey sandwich to a new level. Were you in town for the Blues Fest or just passin thru?
6 years ago
Hey I just found out today that the current mayor of Kansas City is a native West Virginian. I was torn between hugging him and slugging him- being a Hokie we ARE rivals, after all, no matter where we may roam… \:D

Also I’ve seen three Marlyand license plates in the last three days. Apparently I’ve begun an exodus! ;\)
6 years ago
Roger, slugging a Mountaineer fan wouldn’t be a kind thing to do. Might not be a very safe thing to do either…..
6 years ago
That’s it, you slug one of us Mountaineers there WILL be flaming couches rolling down the streets of Morgantown yet again into Virginia plate cars!! lol
6 years ago
 Originally Posted By: jimmy
Ya, Home of the Olympus Burger. That Kentucky Hot Brown takes the hot turkey sandwich to a new level. Were you in town for the Blues Fest or just passin thru?


We were making a campus visit with my son to WJU. Blues Fest, what Blues Fest
6 years ago
The ave annual snowfall for Kansas city,Mo is 19.9 inches
6 years ago
Poetic license fellas, I needed something to rhyme with “hugging.” I was, I must admit, tempted to stand up at the conference and yell “HOKIES!!!” especially when he said he was puzzled by the interstate rivalry between Missouri and Kansas (did a West Virginia really say he doesn’t understand an interstate rivalry????).

He also got his PHD from Tennessee State. The dude is an App boy! He is six foot eight and if he weighed an ounce over 200 pounds, I’d ben stunned. He looks like a piece of paper standing upright. He also has a deep, semi-husky voice. His nickname is “Lurch.” As soon as he opened his mouth, I knew why.

So, in a nutshell, West Virginians are currently running Kansas City!

Kansas City averages just over 20 inches of snow north of the river. The real thing out here is the staying power. We’ll get three inches of snow and then it stays on the ground for 2-3 weeks. The cold spells are long and dark and deep, but not enough snow to X-C, not enough snow to X-C…
6 years ago
Hey $$$WJU$$$$, my wife three of her sisters and a brother went there. Great school tell vince if he goes there i can get him hooked up with the “two good eyes” ski train to Seven Springs. Leaves McDonalds in Elm Grove at 7:00 am on many Sundays. We missed bluesfest this year , sorry you did too.
6 years ago
Does Sarah Palin Ski???? I understand she hunts and fishes like any mountian-ear, but does she involve herself in snow sport? Not that it would influence my vote but it would be interesting to know. confused
6 years ago
I think I read somewhere that she and her family ski/board.
The Colonel smile
6 years ago
Doesn’t this thread ever die? lol
6 years ago
Soooo….. at the risk of sounding sexist, we could have a hot boarder/skier babe as our next VP. whistle
5 years ago
I dreampt about Sara last nite..BUTTTT I immediatly made love to my wife!!
…Whats his name?-Vladimer Klitchco? just Scored an 8th round TKO over the "Nigerian Nightmare" Sam Peter..That makes 2 brothers from the Ukraine holding the two of the Heavyweight titles…what has happened to the Americans?
Just got back from watching "The Nights of Rodanthe" movie filmed down here in Wilmington,NC & the outer banks….If you want to spend $30 bucks (Movie, Popcorn & soda) you better be prepared to cry the whole time!..But the Scenery is Grand…Of course it does not compare to my private Island I have down here cool
My ole lady wants to roller blade,Play tennis & bike next weekend….F..That!.The Trout will be Running at Johns Bottom off of Masonboro!
5 years ago
Hey. Does the first family ski or board? We all know that the big O plays hoops, but it’d be cool if he loved sno sports.
5 years ago
Looks like he’s a two planker…

5 years ago
He’s a body boarder, so I’m going snowboard.

But we all know that CHENEY SKIS IN JEANS!!!! (probably stuck on a lift tower at any number of ski resorts out west). JohnL- I almost screamed that this weekend but thought better of it, recalling that every time I did two years ago the run ended tragically, including my famous double-roll on the Alberta chutes. Nature does not appreciate jack-as*ishness apparently.
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy

anyway……here’s a topic that cannot be hijacked…..heather if you want to post a pic of your 10 year old in his MM ears, MSM tshirt and cutoffs, go for it! POWPOW if u have anymore pictures from my family album, post em up. Anyone want to talk about mass transit, emmint domain, Honda Elements or, heaven forbid, something related to skiing <img src="/ubbthreads22/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />, this is the place for U.


I got really bored yesterday, between dodging raindrops and putting off stuff I needed to do so I went back and read, in it’s full un-abridged length, the un-classic, the untopic.
Bless those who have added to it’s longevity! Cheers! grin
5 years ago
shocked (gasp!)

I didn’t know you could get a duck to do THAT !!!
5 years ago
Checked back in today and low and behold "The Untopic" has been reborn.
5 years ago
It makes for some good reading…. lets you get to know more about those who post here. (Maybe that’s not so good :()
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: kwillg6
It makes for some good reading…. lets you get to know more about those who post here. (Maybe that’s not so good :()

Kim,
What the heck are you talking about?
The Colonel smile
5 years ago
This sure has been a thread of epic proportions. I feel honored to have just a few measly posts in it.

…Actually, in the accomplishments portion of one of my med school applications I listed that I was a poster in the Untopic on DCSki. That interview didn’t turn out so well. Turns out one of the interviewers was some guy by the name of mountain masher. After the convo turned to my thoughts on GW he didn’t feel I deserved a spot in that med school’s class….
5 years ago
Please note that it is approaching 500,000 views. This thing is becoming an internet phenomenon! We even have a song…

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

(sort of) laugh
5 years ago
Mahnah mahnah Hey RogerZ u are so right. I call us all skiers, no offence intentions but wuts with all this pc snowriders, sliders, riders snowsprtsenthusist crap that keep popping up in postings on dcSKI?? should we change our name to dcsnowriders?? NONONO…..mahnahmahnah……it’s DCSKI ok? kennedy bawalker tucker and the rest of u nuckle draggers please don’t be upset I’m not trying to exclude you when i refer to us as skiers we are one happy family like the flinstones i’m just trying to keep things simple, mahnah mahnah.
5 years ago
There was sleet in North Dakota yesterday morning… are they still SKIING up there (mahnah mahnah)???

I say we just call the site DCmahnahmahnah. Hard to type but it rolls off teh tongue so nicely (doo doodoo dooh!)
5 years ago
We’re officially half way to winter!!! The days are now going to start getting shorter.

Just 6 months to go!!!!
5 years ago
Now that’s optimism!!
5 years ago
That must explain why our 100 degree weather today didn’t feel quite as bad as the 100 degree weather yesterday!
5 years ago
Actually Roger, that’s called passing out from the heat and not remembering how bad it really was. Just got back from SC where the heat index was 112* on sat with raw temp of 101*. Passing out felt way too easy to do.
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: David
We’re officially half way to winter!!! The days are now going to start getting shorter.

Just 6 months to go!!!!


David,

You getting a late start this year?

If this year is anything like last year for me, there’s only 4 months and 25 days till ski season.
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: SCWVA

If this year is anything like last year for me, there’s only 4 months and 25 days till ski season.


Let’s hope it is. That away I can sit by the computer and drool while you guys are out hitting some deep pow!
5 years ago
DCSKIERS
We can not tolerate this sort of behavior…I know it is supposed to get ultra hot the next couple of days, but we can not have this site idle. THINK SNOWY WINTER…each passing day gets us a bit closer to the slopes we crave. Scott, when are you going to start posting the 09-10 season changes at the local ski areas?
Somebody…something!
The Colonel smile
5 years ago
Its the dog-days Colonel. Here, I’ll post a question in the equipment area.
5 years ago
Don’t worry, Dave Lesher saw it and mentioned it on his site and Thursday night up on the hill, you could smell it in the air. Winter coming!!
5 years ago
Maples turning red…Arctic ice holding tough…Heat wave acoming…..Fresh fish for dinner….Lets get back to reality…ITS SUMMER!!…..Mr Frosty will be here soon enough….Anyone want to talk politics?? shocked
5 years ago
Nothing but the bones, muscles, and nerves of the back for me right now…. No winter in sight!! mad mad
5 years ago
Bones..Muscles..nerves…Whats U talkin Bout Youngin????…..MONDAY…I Get it!…
Been Delivering Whole Shoulders..Heads.& whole Cadivers lately to various places….Youngins like you need something to play with….
5 years ago
Hey Andy, I just noticed that I’m getting close to you…. Only have 3 stars left! People must not like me. So sad, so sad….
5 years ago
If you’re worried about having too many stars, you can always initiate The Annual Global Warming Thread!
5 years ago
Hard to get a strong arguement for global warming with this weather:

http://canaanweather.4t.com/


…then again, the 5 days I spent in Oklahoma were unbearable and crazy hot. It was funny, one evening I was watching the news and the weather man was so excited because it only got to 96 that day. Ofcouse, that’s probably just typical Oklahoma that time of year….
5 years ago
The 2 years that I lived in Kansas it was 110 in the week that the wheat came in. That was about the 2nd week in June IIRC.
5 years ago
I was Born in Stillwater,OK…..Sweet sounding place Don’t ya think?….Where White Lightnin is still the biggest thrill of all..sing with me…anyone know the song?
5 years ago
Okay Okie, you ain’t from Muskokie… smile

Yeah, 100-110 is pretty standard fare in the plains in the summer. We had one 100 degree run in late June but that’s been it. July was almost disturbingly cool- one day above 90, five degrees below average for the month and my a-c bill came in at $65. We’re having a heatwave right- 95 today, 94 yesterday, it’s going to break tomorrow. Last summer was similar. I’ve been kind of spolied so far with the summer weather out here!
5 years ago
Sounds like the summer out here, with nights dropping into the high 50’s and low 60’s. I’m beginning to think we are in an eternal September on the cusp of winter but never getting over the hump.

Welcome to the 3-star club. wink
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: fishnski
Maples turning red…Arctic ice holding tough…Heat wave acoming…..Fresh fish for dinner….Lets get back to reality…ITS SUMMER!!…..Mr Frosty will be here soon enough….Anyone want to talk politics?? shocked


No angry mob for me, just enjoying teh irony of it all, might make a trip to the capitol on 9/12. Will sing some Haggard witch ya though grin. This is my favorite let’s get ready for the mountains song


"I’m tired of this dirty old city.
Entirely too much work and never enough play.
And I’m tired of these dirty old sidewalks.
Think I’ll walk off my steady job today.

Turn me loose, set me free, somewhere in the middle of Montanna.
And gimme all I got comin’ to me,
And keep your retirement and your so called social security.
Big City turn me loose and set me free.

Been working everyday since I was twenty.
Haven’t got a thing to show for anything I’ve done.
There’s folks who never work and they’ve got plenty.
Think it’s time some guys like me had some fun.

Turn me loose, set me free, somewhere in the middle of Montanna.
And gimme all I got comin’ to me,
And keep your retirement and your so called social security.
Big City turn me loose and set me free."

There can you all feel the cool mountain aire now?? The message is timeless?

Thought you all should also know that Yuengling is now available in West Virginia; yueng ling……. chinese, korean???? translates to "new lager" i was told.
5 years ago
I always thought it was Chinese, but my wife, who is from eastern PA laughed at me and said it was PA Dutch and has been around forever. Here’s what I found,
http://www.yuengling.com/index.htm
5 years ago
You thought Yuengling was Chinese??? Nooooo silly boy nooooo! It is one of the great lineages of American beer and something my neighbors are always hectoring me for when I travel east ("did you bring any Yuengling back???" "nope, drank it all there" and vice-versa when they go).

Say what are the chances we can get The Untopic to 1,000,000 views?
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: Roger Z
Say what are the chances we can get The Untopic to 1,000,000 views?


GO GO GO GO GO!!!
5 years ago
ROgerZ you are so old fashions don’t you know that a billion is the new million? While we’re on the subject of chinese beer, i’m on a new diet maybe you’ve heard of it? Free range banannnnnnnas and Canadian bottled water!!! Makes me want to swim.
5 years ago
Thanks Jimmy. If it weren’t for you, my day would have probably passed without seeing a swimming monkey.
5 years ago
shocked
5 years ago
It is the 13th and no posts. Anyone on the board Pitt Football season ticket holders? Yuengling - A Black and Tan any time makes my day.
5 years ago
Pitt Sucks!!! GO MOUNTIES!!!
5 years ago
Dave, 13 - 9
5 years ago
That was a ughhh….fluke. Yeah, a fluke!!

Just like the snowfall in the Valley last night (don’t mind the date, the picture keeps updating…..I swear whistle)

http://www.routeflap.net/whitegrass/video.jpg
5 years ago
That’s what I get for missing two days of Untopic, opting for margaritas instead. Things I learned last night:

1) Tequila makes you sleep like a rock.
2) If all you have for dinner is three martinis and no food, you feel hungover until you have Chipotle.
3) Oh wait, I learned that second one today. Heh, never mind.
4) Come to think of it, I kind of learned the first thing today too.

So, basically, if you have three margaritas and no dinner, you learn nothing.
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: David
That was a ughhh….fluke. Yeah, a fluke!!

Just like the snowfall in the Valley last night (don’t mind the date, the picture keeps updating…..I swear whistle)

http://www.routeflap.net/whitegrass/video.jpg


Not that there’s anything wrong with that. smirk
5 years ago
Originally Posted By: Roger Z
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So, basically, if you have three margaritas and no dinner, you learn nothing.


in a Zen sense, sometimes learning nothing, is learning everything. Ya dig?


aaron
5 years ago
So three margaritas = enlightment! Sweetness!

Brewfest today- $20 gets you all-you-can-drink. They really need to combine this with a barbeque festival, rodeo, and demolition derby and just make it The Greatest Day That Anyone Can Ask for In Summertime.
5 years ago
Barbeque…………..Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

5 years ago
David,

Looks like breakfast this morning with my 10mth old twins. Pancakes and yogurt.
5 years ago
Snow in the Bighorns this past weekend. 37 with a windchill of 26 at my favorite resort in CO this morning. Old Man Winter is farting in his sleep I tell you!
5 years ago
In honor of Lou and Thunder, I’m renaming the thread for a moment (because The Untopic cannot be hijacked). May it be "the Thundertopic" for a bit… long may the great snowdogs reign!!!
5 years ago
You ‘Da Man Z…
4 years ago
Dear Freeheel friends,

So while we are on the subject, has anyone else wondered why the Cross Country Skiing forum is clear down at the bottom of the forum list, under the radar, off the screen if you prefer?. Is backcountry the same as cross country the same as uphill/downhill not lift served skiing? Their season starts the earliest and ends the latest, just sayin, bottom of the page just don’t seem rite.
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy
Dear Freeheel friends,

So while we are on the subject, has anyone else wondered why the Cross Country Skiing forum is clear down at the bottom of the forum list, under the radar, off the screen if you prefer?. Is backcountry the same as cross country the same as uphill/downhill not lift served skiing? Their season starts the earliest and ends the latest, just sayin, bottom of the page just don’t seem rite.


Jimmy,

I agree. The XC market is not big; most of the people who read this list are alpiners but XC has it’s passionate adherents and in my opinion deserves to be higher up than the bottom of the page. As to what you call it; I kind of like skiing. However it confuses many. People always ask me ‘downhil or cross country?’ When I reply "YES" there are always looks of consternation.

Tele boots and bindings have advanced so much that many telemarkers now recognize 2 subschools, heavy telemark and XCD (cross country downhill). I do both and love both. Most Whitegrassers are in the XCD school. There is a special joy in being able to dance on lightweight stuff.
4 years ago
Thought this was hilarious. Check out Snowshoe’s definition of double black trails.

"Trails include cliffs, chutes, and cornices suitable for experts only"

http://www.snowshoemtn.com/mountain/win-mountain/trailmaps/interactive+trail+map.htm
4 years ago
And to think they’re being sued for making the Western Territory sound too inviting too novices.
4 years ago
I suspect that the definition of "double diamond" trail is the same for all IntraWest resorts.
The Colonel smile
4 years ago
Undoubtedly true. However, while the words in the definition may be the same, the terrain is different. Anything with a double diamond at Whistler-Blackcomb better be taken seriously.
4 years ago
Actually, now that I think bout it, there are few if any trails in the MA which should be classified as "double black." Maybe OTW with whales, but few others.
4 years ago
Quote:
there are few if any trails in the MA which should be classified as "double black. Maybe OTW with whales, but few others."


Extrovert under it’s normal firm and low coverage conditions is pretty close to a double black. OTW, even when iced and whaled up, is a piece of cake compared to Ex.

Ya need to show up to the Feb gathering. You’ll get to practice jump turns and edging on the hardest surface known to man. Or you can stay at Timberline and get softer by the year. wink
4 years ago
Ahh, Blue Knob powder. Looks suspiciously like the ice in your refrigerator!!
The Colonel smile
4 years ago
I like the whales! grin They are soft and forgiving. If I wanted, ahem…. "New England packed powder" I would go and ski Lower Shays. I have the BK date marked on my calendar. From the sound of it, I should bring my rock skis with sharp edges. eek
4 years ago
Forever and ever. And also forever.
4 years ago
JimK please don’t be offended or think im pickings on yo. This

Originally Posted By: JimK
May issue of SAM gives a boo to Blue Knob for poor set-up of their facebook page: http://www.saminfo.com/issues/article.php?tid=3853
gives a yeah for good snowmaking at Wintergreen: http://www.saminfo.com/issues/article.php?tid=3854
_________________________
Happy Trails!


is the first post since the last postings 48 hours twenty minutes ago?????

COME ON DCSKI did we quit when scott lokked the wattsup thread??? when the germans bombed perl harbour??? what isnt goin on nobody wants to talk aobut skiing, climate change, speeding tickets in wardensville or microbrewing or homegrown anymore???

Where is Denis? confused
4 years ago
Come on Jimmi…its only early May…we’ll get there wink smirk grin
4 years ago
How ‘bout local (i.e. "Northern VA" as far as I’m concerned, but I’ll listen to others) wineries? Anyone got a favorite? I just discovered Notaviva last weekend, and seem to like them…


aaron
4 years ago
its summertime.. time for karting. www.summitpointkart.com smile
4 years ago
I think the untopic is cool but I think that we need an "Offtopic" thread where anything goes!!..can we get that autho’d Scott?
4 years ago
sounds suspicious…. I think I hear the sizzle of a GW thread somewhere. wink
4 years ago
Air temp 80..water temp 75…surf height 2 to 3 (looks like 4 to 6 ) water clarity Carolina Blue/Green…Location Masonboro Island- an undeveloped Island due east of yours truely..
I STILL SUCK AT SURFING!!!..Caught 25 Spanish Mackerel last weekend though…Paradise light Reality CK….Wife Bitchin at me for hitting a couple of Waves too hard on boat ride back & spilling her drink…..
4 years ago
Quote:
Wife Bitchin at me for hitting a couple of Waves too hard on boat ride back & spilling her drink…..


Tell her, could have been worse. At least she wasn’t spilled overboard. confused
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: fishnski
Air temp 80..water temp 75…surf height 2 to 3 (looks like 4 to 6 ) water clarity Carolina Blue/Green…Location Masonboro Island- an undeveloped Island due east of yours truely..
I STILL SUCK AT SURFING!!!..Caught 25 Spanish Mackerel last weekend though…Paradise light Reality CK….Wife Bitchin at me for hitting a couple of Waves too hard on boat ride back & spilling her drink…..


Andy, how far out is the island? will it be one of tghose which may get a lube job if this oil situation in the gulf get into the gulf stream? I’d imagine that Hilton Head may be in trouble as well if this happens.
4 years ago
The Island is an outer banks type Island sitting about a mile off the mainland & If the oil does get into that Loop current & heads up the east coast the hope is that it will be weathered to the point that it will be "easily" eek collected tar balls…….I’m thinking Hatteras/outer banks will be hit worse since they stick out so far & are the closest to the gulfstream.

Yeh JohnL…With the captain having to stay sober while operating the boat & the 1st Mate bitchin about a little Spilled drink..well..into the Drink for her for a little sobering experience next time!!
4 years ago
1st Extratropical storm of season spinning off the se,nc coast same time as the Snow levels are dropping to Lake level at Tahoe & down to 5000 feet up at Snoqualmie pass,WA.
4 years ago
Wow, anyone notice this thread has over 1,000,000 views?
4 years ago
Makes you wonder what Jimmy will do for an encore…. whistle
4 years ago
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo04/f2/8d/d9ef458d528c__1275400331000.jpeg
Just added my Ski Barn to my WV Ski Chalet Camp..& the beat goes on!
4 years ago
I need to add an old fly rod in between the crossed skis so I can call it….the Fishnski barn!….Valley is looking plush & green….& B-U-TOO-FULL!!!!
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Makes you wonder what Jimmy will do for an encore…. whistle


Are you kidding, 998,000 of the views are by Jimmy!!!
The Colonel smile
4 years ago
Wow, I cant believe this thread is still around.

To keep track with the Untopic, I just go back from exploring Bowden Cave. Very nice cave. 4th time in for me. Something new each time i go in.

Heading to Sinks of Gandy in the comming weeks.

So hot, SO hot, SO HOT here this past week.
4 years ago
HA Kris right you are neat and orderly is so boring streaming conciousness is were it’s at anyone going to microbrewers fest at PennBrewing this weekend??
4 years ago
Hey Jimmy I see that just the 2 of us are online right now. Hope you are having a good summer.
4 years ago
Denis how’d you know?? oh yeah, summer is ok as summer goes, summer beer, scenery is in full summer mode very nice here next to the Mighty Ohio. Put your skis away yet?
4 years ago
431000 jobs added this month!..only 41,000 are legit..rest are census workers mad

Pacific Islands arn’t sinking afterall…stay tuned..

Oil leak could have been stopped day one..They have been trying to funnel it instead..think about it.
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy
Denis how’d you know?? oh yeah, summer is ok as summer goes, summer beer, scenery is in full summer mode very nice here next to the Mighty Ohio. Put your skis away yet?


There’s a Who’s Online box on the left side of the page, near the top. The 2 pair of skis I took to Mt. Washington are still not put away. Better do it quick before it meets spousal disapproval.

The air conditioner repair guy just left. Probably a stopgap measure. The unit is 27 yrs. old and leaking refrigerant. The furnace is 19 yrs. old and they no longer carry parts or service it. Last winter I was lucky enough that the guy turned up a replacement igniter. Time to be budgeting for replacement of both furnace and AC.
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: Denis


The air conditioner repair guy just left. Probably a stopgap measure. The unit is 27 yrs. old and leaking refrigerant. The furnace is 19 yrs. old and they no longer carry parts or service it. Last winter I was lucky enough that the guy turned up a replacement igniter. Time to be budgeting for replacement of both furnace and AC.


Just got a new furnace for $3K+. There goes my trip to Portillo sick
But gas prices are dropping so a road tripping I will go.

PS: When is JohnL going to have his backyard beerfest? He can’t be waiting for the warm weather to arrive!?
4 years ago
Quote:

PS: When is JohnL going to have his backyard beerfest? He can’t be waiting for the warm weather to arrive!?


Warm weather has hit. mad

John L seems to operate on Jimmy time. And John L time. Not that prompt. crazy

At least the major lawn renovations are done, but this hot May/June has delayed a lot of my other major work (hauling dirt out of my driveway, etc.) The old joke somehow applies to me: "You know you’re a Redneck if you mow your lawn and come across a shed."

I’ll be putting crushed stones around the perimeter of the patio next weekend. Main challenge I’m facing right now is that the lack of shade in my yard makes 11-5 during the day in the yard/patio a total beyootch June - July (and include a hot May in that period.) I’m trying to figure out some sort of all-weather shade mechanism for a largish patio (25 wide x ~22 from the house). Standalone umbrellas don’t work well enough, and retractable sloped awnings would be hitting your head in the middle of the patio. Anyone know of any good awning systems (likely on frames) that can tolerate at least some rain? Don’t want to build a permanent roof over the patio because it’s great during the fall and spring.
4 years ago
Maybe we can help you do a barn raising type thing and celebrate afterwards? smile
4 years ago
Not that I’m an expert or anything, but one solution is the various sizes of gazebos out there that are not too expensive. The mrs and I got a 12 x 14 cheap one several years ago and put it up in june and take er down in september on the deck. It provides shade some shelter in rain so I don’t have to take the cushions off the patio furniture during the summer. We bungee the corner posts on two sides and have not had a problem with wind. Nice effect if you buy some patio lights and hook them up for evening time too. We spend many evenings doing a late dinner or drinks there.
4 years ago
Get the latest Bradford, Ontario news, sports, events and opinions from your Bradford Topic newspaper.
4 years ago
Ck this F-cast for Barrow AK…..Tonite..SUNNY..Patchy fog after midnite with a low of 28!
http://seaice.alaska.edu/gi/observatories/barrow_webcam

1st melt of the season has just started (look along the shore line)
4 years ago
This has gotten "BACK ON TOPIC"

Anybody know how to stop a 16 month old from throwing temper tantrums?

Everything was going GREAT…UNTIL….Yesterday…WOW, my boy has a set of lungs on him, let me tell ya.
4 years ago
When my son was that age this sort of thing would cause my father to smile and say; "Little boys are tough customers Denis."
4 years ago
..I had frost on my windshield night before last in the valley…
4 years ago
Micro climate!…Know anybody that sells pressure treated picnic tables up there?
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: fishnski
Micro climate!…Know anybody that sells pressure treated picnic tables up there?


84 lumber sells the stuff to build one! Get your saw and hammer on!!

http://www.bconnex.net/~zirgo/picnic.html
4 years ago
Last time I was elkins I remember seeing some and thinking I couldn’t even get the lumber for the price they were sellin…first house on the right after you go under the old concrete railroad tressel when you first enter elkins from the harman side….
4 years ago
You could try Crazy Harry’s in Elkins. Might be pricy, but well built.
4 years ago
I see them down here in se,nc for as low as $120…my rental agency wanted to charge me $300 + 50 delivery fee..No..No..I can’t go for that(to the tune of the hall & Oats song)..
I need one by July 4th up on my Rental/Chalet/camp’s deck..

Need to put my Hammer Down..not on David..I drive for a livin!

PS..Would crazy harry’s be the same place that Tucker’s talkin about?
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: David

84 lumber sells the stuff to build one! Get your saw and hammer on!!



Ha fish hear the one bout the good ole boy shows up at the trama center w/ a streryofoam cooler and both hands all bandanged up and bloody?
4 years ago
hey fish, got several last year from lowes. less than $100 and u assemble. It’s a half six pack job for one a full six for two. makin picnic sittin is thirsty work. wink
4 years ago
I got a friend scoping out the Amish Camp between davis & oakland..If the price ain’t right I’m gonna tell him to keep gettin it to lowes..thanks for the Info!..& thanks for the pep talk jimmi…
Is the definition of the Untopic anything about anything other than the topic of skiing..thus the ‘untopic"..or have i abused this forum?
4 years ago
Sure fish. So the ER doc asks GOB what happened, GOB tells him he cut his fingers off with a circular saw. Doc asks how many he replies all ten of them. Doc opens the cooler to take a look and all he sees is a 12 of Bud on ice. Doc asks GOB where’s the fingers he says still at home on the floor with the saw. Doc asks why he didn’t put them in the cooler? GOB says I couldn’t pick em up, want a beer?
4 years ago
Gotta know your priorities..BUD!
4 years ago
For whatever it’s worth, by the time the next ski season rolls around, I’ll be Mr. Mrs. Scootertig, so there’s that… Here’s hoping for Christmas in the Czech Republic (if the paperwork all works…).
4 years ago
You know… in lookming at retirement possibilities, I got it figured out now. I think I’ll rob a bank and when I get caught should be good for 15 to 20 years, more if I shoot some people. I’ll be given a place to sleep, food, recreation opportunities, clothing, access to a library, and can continue my education so if I get out, I can be ready for a new career. If I don’t get caught I have enough money to tide me over thru my golden years. Sumthin to be said for the plan whistle
4 years ago
Your I’ll Kwill….Tighten up.you’ll get better!
Scooter!..Your gonna get married!…..Welcome to the club eek…Jus playin…Hope it works out!
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: kwillg6
You know… in lookming at retirement possibilities, I got it figured out now. I think I’ll rob a bank and when I get caught should be good for 15 to 20 years, more if I shoot some people. I’ll be given a place to sleep, food, recreation opportunities, clothing, access to a library, and can continue my education so if I get out, I can be ready for a new career. If I don’t get caught I have enough money to tide me over thru my golden years. Sumthin to be said for the plan whistle


We need a list of correctional facilities with ski areas…. opps, sorry! Wrong forum!
4 years ago
I have no desire to commit a crime but since I was a kid I have always harbored a desire to pull off the perfect jailbreak; just vanish without a trace. I wonder how common this fantasy is?
4 years ago
I once had a friend who, at the time, had set up that exact same plan. He never followed through with it, but I imagine that it could have been pulled of back in the 70s. I doubt if it could happen now with technology and big brother. Yet, it would be fun to consider the possibilities.
4 years ago
Hey guys, just thought I’d let everyone know that tomorrow is "National Man Day". Make sure you get out there and do something manly.

Andy, you do at least 2 manly things… wink
4 years ago
Testosterone Tuesday! grin
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: scootertig
For whatever it’s worth, by the time the next ski season rolls around, I’ll be Mr. Mrs. Scootertig, so there’s that… Here’s hoping for Christmas in the Czech Republic (if the paperwork all works…).


AAron congratulations to you and Jana, i think you two are already best friends, that makes all the difference……..

is the date before or during ski season?
4 years ago
Here’s 2..Fishin & drinkin while visiting good ole pops in FL the last 3 days…feeling weak as a girl right now sick blush..
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy

AAron congratulations to you and Jana, i think you two are already best friends, that makes all the difference……..

is the date before or during ski season?


Thanks, Jimmy (and Fish)! September’s the date, so we’ll be ready to rock and roll by the time the white stuff’s flying again. There’s definitely plenty to keep us busy until then. Planning these things is hard work!


aaron
4 years ago
The Young Man and the Sea, a good fish story for Fishnski:
NC Marlin
4 years ago
You see where they took the almost million buck prize from the virginia boat & awarded the winnings to a north Carolina boat..over one mate not having a $30 dollar license!(suspicious?)..Yeh..we have been talking about that down here & surprising enough, & i don’t think its just a Carolina thing..most folks think the decision was Right…Got to have all your cards in place & alls fair in love & war they say!
4 years ago
Hey DC Folk. Your’s truly is heading that way tomorrow. Will be in town for a few days. Look out!!
4 years ago
Give up the Med thing & running for office?

After a heat wave this 4th it seems fall like with swimming pool clear water in spots down here in the carolinas!!..catchin some Spanish Macks tomorrow to restock my freezer!

Big Al’s new GW fight song…"Its gettin Hot in here..So take off all yo clothes"…..by Nellie..
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: David
Hey DC Folk. Your’s truly is heading that way tomorrow. Will be in town for a few days. Look out!!


Thanks for the warning, I’ve notified the authorities. smile
4 years ago
Ding
4 years ago
Saw a pack of Coyotes last night heading home from work. Pretty neat. Tried to get a pic, but they were camera shy.


Drank a few beers at the Blackwater Pub (i think thats what its called)….Right across from the entrance to Blackwater Falls State Park. Pretty nice brews there. One called Seneca Ale i think was my fav. Next time your in the area, you should give it a try. Good food too…
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: Kris
Saw a pack of Coyotes last night heading home from work. Pretty neat. Tried to get a pic, but they were camera shy.


Ok, I’ll bite…please let us all know where Coyotes work?!
The Colonel smile
4 years ago
Today’s a good (great?) day for sipping a beer outside. I’m not a fan of being stuck in the office this afternoon…
4 years ago
Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Originally Posted By: Kris
Saw a pack of Coyotes last night heading home from work. Pretty neat. Tried to get a pic, but they were camera shy.


Ok, I’ll bite…please let us all know where Coyotes work?!
The Colonel smile


Ha Ha, Guess i could have worded that a bit better.
4 years ago
This thread has over 1,000,000 views????!!!
4 years ago
You know the weird thing? I actually read most of the pages. I lost track last summer and had to skip like 10 pages, but most of it, i read.

most of it…was completely irrelevant to anything too…ha ha…

Good stuff
4 years ago
I always try but then get lost…. i wonder if this thread has ever not been on the front page may-october???
4 years ago
Well well well, I see the Untopic lives on. I’ve been out of touch with everyone for a while. When I came back on, what to my wondering eyes did I see but the Untopic alive and well! grin

The season’s coming soon….. smile
4 years ago
Warren thought you gave up skiing or moved to Utah. How you doin? Try to stay off topic, smile
4 years ago
what is it….1,127,000+ views now? What’s the largest viewer base for a topic on Epic Ski? This should rival that. shocked
4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJVx9GjIhDk

The next Tyson?..the boy is only 23 years old..& small like him (6 foot 1 & about 220lbs)

The Arctic ice has hit its min & another "Death spiral) has been avoided..looks like there will be an ice choked Arctic for years to come..thank god!

Its snowing up on Mt Washington today!….& yada..yada..yada…
3 years ago
David, David, David. This goes in the Untopic? It deserves a thread of its own.
3 years ago
What the heck are they building at Whitegrass?? Anyone else notice this thing?

3 years ago
Just got back in from Surf fishing Masonboro Island..
Big Red fish (Kept 2 up to 25 inches),Smaller black Drum & even Smaller but tasty Whiting..Oh..& an 18 inch Flounder.
Betterhalfski caught the 25 inch Red & had to dive on it in the surf after it snapped her line getting her soaked for the boat ride home! Air temp was in the upper 60’s so not to bad smile

Yeh..I was trying to figure that out this morn David & after a couple I figured that its going to be a Yurt..They got a couple at SS.
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: David
What the heck are they building at Whitegrass?? Anyone else notice this thing?




yurt
3 years ago
Too old to die easy… much too long to disappear… too much of nothing really important to be deleated… ah…. the king of the unseason, the UNTOPIC! laugh
3 years ago
Can you guess where this shot was taken?
http://www.snowjournal.com/images/gallery_snowjournal/4dd429ae2ed71.jpg

This thread hijack is in honor of pagamony.
3 years ago
Thanks Jim, I feel…. honored. :-)

So, I have no idea where that is. If I try to match it to places I have been, looks like Kirkwood. I’m not going to bother looking thru your snowjournal gallery for hints.

speaking hi-jacks, what’s going to be the summer beer this year? I have not picked one out yet.
3 years ago
Kirkwood is absolutely correct.

It’s your turn, but since I have an appropo photo handy, guess where this was taken: http://www.snowjournal.com/images/gallery_snowjournal/4dd5088ce7832.jpg
3 years ago
mmmmm….beer! How about Arrogant Bastard Ale? Good stuff. It’s a sipping brew. Swilling will put you in a horizonal position quickly.
3 years ago
no guessing necessary. what was your beverage of choice?
3 years ago
Wuts this hijack stuff….. havent youall been paying attention THIS is the UNTOPIC there is no topic, hence it is impossible to hijack…….err or is it one big hijack I cannot remember.

JimK your second picture significant more for who’s in it than where it was taken.

Summer beer??
3 years ago
Too easy. Surely you jest.

That is 2 well known DCski addicts on the deck at Timberline. If you send the jpeg to Doc it will probably be in next season’s advertising brochure. grin
3 years ago
except…. drinking beer on the lower deck is a no-no. State ABC folks will hunt you down. wink
3 years ago
Didn’t know that. shocked
I guess you can count me as one of the sinners. cool smile cool
3 years ago
In other news:

In a late comeback, after an embarassing loss of pre-eminence, whisky pulls even with global warming. A stunning recovery, say pundits.

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/chart?content=whisky%2Cwhiskey%2Cglobal%20warming&corpus=0&smoothing=3&year_start=1800&year_end=2008
3 years ago
nice chart.

In beer news, I am thinking Duck Rabbit Brown Ale. The owner is a quality skier as well.

Thanks for the Kirkwood gimme Jim. How about a real summer picture - not too difficult.

3 years ago
Does the blue and red whisky have political overtones?

BTW, just for the record, the photo of the slopeside guzzlers was taken at Timberline.

Pagamony’s latest photo: is this from one of your epic Boy Scout trips to Alaska? Wild guess: Mt. Murray, Yukon Territory?
3 years ago
yes, too easy then, I must have forgotten that I posted it. Summertime in Alaska is an epic trip that I highly recommend.

Now, I don’t know about the mountain. Just some random rock on the way to Deadhorse, and dead in the middle of the Brooks Range.

You got another one ?
3 years ago
Quote:
It’s your turn, but since I have an appropo photo handy, guess where this was taken: http://www.snowjournal.com/images/gallery_snowjournal/4dd5088ce7832.jpg


Very impressive photo shop. Jim, howd ya get rid of all the ski tuning equipment?
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: pagamony


You got another one ?


This could be easy if you follow a certain other website, otherwise could be tough:

http://cdn.epicski.com/6/61/611d6ec3_DSC04538.JPG
3 years ago
I love lilacs; they remind me of my childhood. They are at their peak now all across the north country, on Rt. 2 from Mt. Washington to Montpelier, VT, which I drove to visit my daughter and family after skiing the snowfields this weekend. The north country lilacs are huge, often bigger than the houses. This is a long settled area but one that has grown little in the past 100 years, indeed it may have shrunk since the logging era. The houses may be run down but the century old lilacs are thriving. Growing up in Boston in the 50s every family had lilacs. I took them for granted, never knowing that one rarely sees them in the south. They always came to peak over Memorial Day. Now, one has to be 200 miles further north to catch them at peak on Memorial Day.
3 years ago
Whitetail deer love lilacs too. I love the smell, you are right they bloom a lot sooner here ours bloomed weeks ago.

The rhododenrons are starting to bloom, at least in my yard, first the white one, then the pink one it is so full. I’ve two to go, a purple one starting and i can’t remember what color the last one is…….
3 years ago
Today is our anniversary. 42 years.
3 years ago
Originally Posted By: Denis
Today is our anniversary. 42 years.


Congrats. That’s a lot of LILACS
3 years ago
They did it. My boyhood heroes, the Boston Bruins, won the Stanley Cup. The original Black and Gold team BTW.

http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=76370&start=435

"I believe Vancouver would have won in say 5 games if not for the hit on Horton. That clearly galvanized the Bruins to beat a team with better speed and skill. After that the Bruins were relentless. laugh laugh IMHO Vancouver dishonored the game."
3 years ago

You forgot the part where it says "Let’s burn and wreck stuff because of it" smile
3 years ago
My daughter has 3 boys, 2 with solstice birthdays. The oldest is 14 today and the youngest will be 8 on the winter solstice. We all like to think of this as a good omen. There is probably some Druid ancestry there somewhere.

Tomorrow the days start getting shorter. Can snow be far behind? (Don’t answer that question.) eek
2 years ago
It’s been a while. I hope everyone’s transition into Summer beer has went well!
2 years ago

Still drinking porters, sorry.
2 years ago
summer beers for summer sports like sports car racing. However was butt cold and wet racing an open topped car at Summit Point this weekend.
2 years ago
Ski season over frown Nobody posted yesterday… confusedIt’s gonna be a loooooong summer. cry I’m heading to the valley in a few to do some cloud skiing. Better ‘n nothing crazy
one year ago
It’s really raining out there right now. Hoping ski areas aren’t losing too much base….

one year ago
Winter brews: is anybody else a fan of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale? I love the stuff.

They make it only at this time of year and sell it for a reasonable price.
one year ago
Haven’t had that one, but have been enjoying the Sam Adams White Christmas brew here recently. Very tasty!
one year ago
homebrew baby
one year ago
Originally Posted By: scottyb
homebrew baby


Don’t you and I have a little project from last year involving a charcoal grill to complete? Homebrew might be just the thing to umm, make the project flow?
one year ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy
Originally Posted By: scottyb
homebrew baby


Don’t you and I have a little project from last year involving a charcoal grill to complete? Homebrew might be just the thing to umm, make the project flow?



The other folks lost interest apparently. Just as well as my kettle grill at the condo got crushed by the big whompum snow so the minigrill will get pressed into service.

Got sum hard pear cider up thar. Its pretty dayum good. wink
one year ago
Originally Posted By: scottyb
homebrew baby


Bratwurst beer like that Buffalo Wild Wings commerical smile ?
one year ago
Beer brat hot tub. yum
one year ago
Whompum stompum,
Crush ed kettle grill.
Breakfast bowl’s green,
needs snow to fill.
Beer brat hot tub,
Whompum stompum yum.
one year ago
PENS WIN!! Caps SUCK!!
one year ago
Ravens hold off the Niners.
one year ago
This explains a lot. Noticed this yesterday in the TLine restroom:




Looks like the restroom was last cleaned on 12/14/12.
one year ago
David,
You are jumping the gun. We are still sliding on lift served local hills…too early for the UNTOPIC.
The Colonel
one year ago
We saw Sasquatch riding a unicorn on the drive from Big Sky to Bozeman, just sayin.
one year ago
You all must have had ULIR in your veins!
The Colonel
one year ago
wink
one year ago
veins? Did it ever get that far?
one year ago
i dunno, over the lips, past the gums……………. all I can tell ya is that [censored] works
one year ago
drinking and posting on the intertubes again?
one year ago
this guy

one year ago
one year ago
"CUSTOMERS whoe viewed this item also viewed…………"
one year ago
Hey Rob, what’d you think of Clapton on Saturday night???


And you’ll never believe who I saw after the concert… I’ll give you a hint: He’s a both a DCSkier and the Mayor of Timberline.
one year ago
Clapton’s still alive?

I first saw him ~1985 in Durham, NC.
one year ago
Clapton’s still alive?

I first saw him in 1974 at the Cap Centre, Landover, MD. I shot the Sheriff was his big hit that year smile

Now I’m into Josh Groban whistle and will see him this August at Wolftrap.

and just so you don’t think I’ve totally lost it I’m also going to see Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes (Allman Bros and Govt Mule guitarist) in June for $10 at Wolftrap.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: JohnL
Clapton’s still alive?

I first saw him ~1985 in Durham, NC.


Alive and well!
one year ago
Any fans of Evil Genius beers here?
one year ago
As I drive through the countryside in any season, some of my brain cells are compulsively dedicated to spotting skiable lines. Power line cuts are everywhere, and many look enticing, if only there were sufficient snow. Coming thru Wheeling eastbound on I-70, there is a steep narrow challenging looking one on the right. Wonder if it has been skied. Jimmy? Of course it would need 2’ + of powder IMHO, but would be quite a ride if that condition ever occurs in low elevation Wheeling. Another possibility is the gas line cut going up to Canaan Heights and prominently visible when driving north on 32 in Canaan Valley. Skiable lines are everywhere if you look. I am unable to suppress my looking. I wonder if anyone else suffers from this malady?
one year ago
Denis,
I tend to do this also, but I am more into looking at hills and mountains and envisioning whether they could support a local ski area (assuming correct N/NE orientation and good chance for snow (natural or man are).
The Colonel
one year ago
I do that too. Living on the west side of the blue ridge, I often look up at it while driving home, noting where the snow held out the longest. There is also the nice long ridge with a N/NE exposure along the PA turnpike east of Bedford, PA on the south side of the highway. It has a few gaps in it that peer into an enclosed valley.
one year ago
There is a beautiful looking N facing bowl just south of I-66 at about mile 3, just before you get to 81. I have looked at it longingly many times while driving to Canaan Valley. It is snow starved being in the shadow of the higher ridges of WV. I have skied in the Shenandoah NP several times, but it too is snow starved.

Edited to add that the skyline drive is plowed from Thornton Gap (Rt 211 crossing) to Big Meadows.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: Denis
Another possibility is the gas line cut going up to Canaan Heights and prominently visible when driving north on 32 in Canaan Valley.


it’s not all that great. pitch is mellow and pretty wet usually.

there are some real obvious ski-able lines on buttercream corn right now shown on the left of this pic though.

(heck, using that switchback bike/4wheeler trail between otw and the drop to hike up, i can lap otw faster than i could if riding the lift)

one year ago
Originally Posted By: chaga

(heck, using that switchback bike/4wheeler trail between otw and the drop to hike up, i can lap otw faster than i could if riding the lift)


LOL.
IIRC there is a tremendous pair of mountains about five or ten miles south of Interstate 64 in Southern WV about halfway between White Sulphur Springs and Beckley. I wish I could identify them better. They protrude in a sort of isolated manner and one of them looks like it has a really steep face with about 2000’ of vertical. Anybody know what I’m talking about? Would be about 30 miles northeast of Winterplace ski area.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: JimK



LOL.
IIRC there is a tremendous pair of mountains about five or ten miles south of Interstate 64 in Southern WV about halfway between White Sulphur Springs and Beckley. I wish I could identify them better. They protrude in a sort of isolated manner and one of them looks like it has a really steep face with about 2000’ of vertical. Anybody know what I’m talking about? Would be about 30 miles northeast of Winterplace ski area.


Are you thinking of the mtns around Sandstone/Green Sulfur area?
one year ago
Originally Posted By: Denis
As I drive through the countryside in any season, some of my brain cells are compulsively dedicated to spotting skiable lines. Power line cuts are everywhere, and many look enticing, if only there were sufficient snow. Coming thru Wheeling eastbound on I-70, there is a steep narrow challenging looking one on the right. Wonder if it has been skied. Jimmy? Of course it would need 2’ + of powder IMHO, but would be quite a ride if that condition ever occurs in low elevation Wheeling. Another possibility is the gas line cut going up to Canaan Heights and prominently visible when driving north on 32 in Canaan Valley. Skiable lines are everywhere if you look. I am unable to suppress my looking. I wonder if anyone else suffers from this malady?


There are a couple, one just as you come out of the tunnel going east, the other obvious one is at the bottom of "2 mile hill" on the right. I’ve often wondered about them, bad exposures, if they ever got enough coverage I’d probably already be in Tucker County, so, maybe, someday they’ll get skied by me. It would be fairly easy to get to the top of the one at two mile, it’s steeper than it looks from the highway.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: Denis
As I drive through the countryside in any season, some of my brain cells are compulsively dedicated to spotting skiable lines. Power line cuts are everywhere, and many look enticing, if only there were sufficient snow. Coming thru Wheeling eastbound on I-70, there is a steep narrow challenging looking one on the right. Wonder if it has been skied. Jimmy? Of course it would need 2’ + of powder IMHO, but would be quite a ride if that condition ever occurs in low elevation Wheeling. Another possibility is the gas line cut going up to Canaan Heights and prominently visible when driving north on 32 in Canaan Valley. Skiable lines are everywhere if you look. I am unable to suppress my looking. I wonder if anyone else suffers from this malady?


Ha,Ha, who here doesn’t have lines disease? Is that what you call it, Denis? I look at power/gas line cuts all the time. I hope to begin to bag some next season. I will have my AT set up by then.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: Girlboarder247
Originally Posted By: JimK



LOL.
IIRC there is a tremendous pair of mountains about five or ten miles south of Interstate 64 in Southern WV about halfway between White Sulphur Springs and Beckley. I wish I could identify them better. They protrude in a sort of isolated manner and one of them looks like it has a really steep face with about 2000’ of vertical. Anybody know what I’m talking about? Would be about 30 miles northeast of Winterplace ski area.


Are you thinking of the mtns around Sandstone/Green Sulfur area?


Yes.
one year ago
I know that area pretty well…spend a lot of time around those parts in the spring/summer/fall…never thought about skiing there…but if you’re familiar with Sewell mtn on route 60 just over the way from sandstone, my buddy owns a farm there and I’ve definitely scoped out some lines on it….and they get almost as much snow there as Timberline gets…
one year ago
good year for ramps
one year ago
just barely *north* of I64 and closer to lewisburg is Cross Mountain which looks like a ski area just waiting to be revealed. 4160’ peak with multiple north and northeast faces. i am perplexed that it has not been done already. I have scoped out many such lines in WVA and would be willing to act as a consultant to anyone looking to start a ski business smile
one year ago
With your consultant fees payable in free ski days?
one year ago
Much closer to home is the back side of the Burke Lake dam. It’s about 75 vertical feet at ~25 deg pitch, good for 3-5 linked turns depending on snow quality and pilot skill. The wind comes directly off the lake, often strong, on the day after a snowstorm. It can deposit a lot of drifted snow on the downslope, especially if the lake is frozen. Last year the county refurbished the dam and there is now a solid 5 foot high fence at the top. It will be interesting to see how that affects the drifting. I am hoping for a major +. BTW the access road to the fishing area, identified by a small sign on Ox road, is almost always plowed promptly. It is under a different authority than the public roads in the county. If you can get out of your neighborhood, you can get there. It’s about 1/2 mile SE on the trail from there to the dam.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: wgo
With your consultant fees payable in free ski days?


yeah, that and a bottle of highland park single malt will do it.
one year ago
there is a cure for line disease.
pick out a line from the road.
spend 3 hrs hiking to it
find out it is actualy so grown up it is almost unskiable
get to bottom bleeding
hike 4 hours out to car.
repeat till you are cured.
I am up to 11 sessions and see the end coming

imp
one year ago
Don’t forget the bad case of poison ivy.
The Colonel
one year ago
Originally Posted By: imp
there is a cure for line disease.
pick out a line from the road.
spend 3 hrs hiking to it
find out it is actualy so grown up it is almost unskiable
get to bottom bleeding
hike 4 hours out to car.
repeat till you are cured.
I am up to 11 sessions and see the end coming

imp


Poaching Lower Wildcat doesn’t count. grin
one year ago
Bump for mid summer happenings, Mountaineer Dayz in Thomas this weekend.
one year ago
bump for hop harvesting
one year ago
Heh it just can’t be killed…
one year ago
Brad & Jimmy,
Please pardon my ignorance, but what are you all talking about?
The Colonel
one year ago
Colonel - This "untopic" thread, it just won’t die. wink
one year ago
Thanks for reply!
The Colonel
one year ago
I didn’t say anything?
one year ago
Originally Posted By: jimmy
I didn’t say anything?


You didn’t have to.
one year ago
What?
one year ago
Hops, nice.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: langleyskier
I cannot believe the untopic is still going…..winter we need you


2006
one year ago
Teh Haps?

Oops.. wrong board.
one year ago
Mishagas - with moguls already yet.
one year ago
Doink.
one year ago
i like what was happening exactly at 1:19 - the rest is a bunch of mishagas.
one year ago
@1:19 Was that the blonde chica with the SAW?
one year ago
i can’t tell - she has clothes on in that scene
one year ago
Originally Posted By: djop


For visiting? Or drinking?
one year ago
me.
   —zero.
one year ago
12 frown Never thought I’d get under 50%
one year ago
7
one year ago
Really? Thought you’d have more of ‘em
one year ago
Drinking, 14.

Favorites on the list, Stones, Oskar Blues.

Glaring omission in my never very humble opinion is Firestone Walker Brewing from California.
one year ago
Five, guess I better practice up this winter!:)
one year ago
Nice to see Devil’s Backbone on the list. With Blue Mountain (which I actually prefer) and Wild Wolf (which I have not been to) just a few miles away, there is a pretty good microbrewery scene near Wintergreen.
one year ago
Drinking, 25.

Visiting, 10 (11 if I can count driving past Boulevard).

I agree that Firestone Walker should be there. I’d like to see some of the big ones off of that list (Boston Beer Company, Anchor, Sierra Nevada) to make room for better, smaller breweries…
one year ago
it’s been a while
one year ago
…I tried sam adams once or twice…
one year ago
Originally Posted By: djop
Really? Thought you’d have more of ‘em


You’d think but there’s so much local stuff, North Country, Church, East End, Penn Brewery to name a few.
one year ago
Both Church Brew and Penn Brewery have good food and drink. Need to get back up there.
one year ago
Originally Posted By: Laurel Hill Crazie


You’d think but there’s so much local stuff, North Country, Church, East End, Penn Brewery to name a few.


I have an empty growler from East End. Hmmmm……
11 months ago

This didn’t suck too badly.
http://www.capcitybrew.com/oktoberfest13.php

Partial list of breweries (though lot’s were stafffed by volunteers, not brewery workers):

Devils Backbone

Oskar Blues

Bell’s

Allagash

Sierra Nevada/Boston Beer

Smuttynose/Old Dominion/Flying Dog/Uinta/Full Sail/Evolution/Long Trail/Mad River/Victory

Port City/DC Brau/Mad Fox/Sweetwater/Gordon Biersch/Cap City/Rock Bottom

Blue Mountain/St. George/Starr Hill/Forge Brew

Weihenstephan/Hofbrau

 

11 months ago

hmmmm, beer

11 months ago

actually this eschewing of pagination (no not chewing the pageans) is a gold-mine; i can see 8 years worth of Untopic and wadda trip. i like.

11 months ago
The Washington Redskins are changing the team name because of all the hostility associated with the name. From now on they will be known simply as the Redskins.
11 months ago

Crush wrote:

actually this eschewing of pagination (no not chewing the pageans) is a gold-mine; i can see 8 years worth of Untopic and wadda trip. i like.


Exactly. I never knew Jimmy started this opus. Stares me in the face now each time I click on this thread.

11 months ago

fishnski wrote:

The Washington Redskins are changing the team name because of all the hostility associated with the name. From now on they will be known simply as the Redskins.

LOL! Welcome to the new site’s Untopic.

11 months ago

Crush wrote:

actually this eschewing of pagination (no not chewing the pageans) is a gold-mine; i can see 8 years worth of Untopic and wadda trip. i like.

And hasn’t there been hundreds of thousands of views of this glorious thread?  I feel so lurked:-)

I was trying to remember where I was when this thread started…at Wisp:  http://www.dcski.com/articles/860

Wonder if Tommo made the transition to the new DCSki?  Haven’t heard from him lately.

11 months ago

JohnL wrote:

Exactly. I never knew Jimmy started this opus. Stares me in the face now each time I click on this thread.
 

Are you surprised?

11 months ago

JimK wrote:

Crush wrote:

actually this eschewing of pagination (no not chewing the pageans) is a gold-mine; i can see 8 years worth of Untopic and wadda trip. i like.

And hasn’t there been hundreds of thousands of views of this glorious thread?  I feel so lurked:-)

3,545,578 views, to be exact.  (I added total views to the top of topic pages yesterday.)

I’m going to try to minimize pagination on the new site (browsers have scrollbars for a reason, and pagination is often used by sites as a way of forcing more ad shows — I’m not going to stoop to that level), but for really long topics like this one, it’s so big it can be unwieldy and slow down browsers.  So I’ll probably do something like “collapse” the center by default.

10 months ago

makeitsonumbahone

7 months ago

TGR down, get the doctor quick!

7 months ago

scottyb wrote:

goats

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-atNakMWw

Is this another new ski area feature at TL??!!  

The Colonel

7 months ago

The Colonel wrote:

scottyb wrote:

goats

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-atNakMWw

Is this another new ski area feature at TL??!!

The Colonel

Why yes it is, how did you know?

 

Goat bounce.  Its in the “park”.

7 months ago

Stew

4 months ago

how about dem hockey playoffs

4 months ago

big wheels keep on rollin

4 months ago

scottyb wrote:

how about dem hockey playoffs

My buddy made this tap handle for my bar.

 

4 months ago

scottyb wrote:

how about dem hockey playoffs

Go Pens! 

4 months ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

scottyb wrote:

how about dem hockey playoffs

My buddy made this tap handle for my bar.

 

sweet tap handle

3 months ago

interdasting mtn biking info

 

http://www.pinkbike.com/u/leelau/blog/economic-impacts-of-mountain-biking-tourism.html

3 months ago

http://www.pinkbike.com/u/leelau/blog/economic-impacts-of-mountain-biking-tourism.html 

 

great article.  Great pictures too, but they make me keenly aware of what a conservative (= wimpy) rider I am. 

3 months ago

Back in 1983 my wife and I took a summer hike on the grassy slopes of Grindelwald-First ski area, a few miles behind the bike rider in this photo from the article referenced above.  Nice topographic eye candy:-)

The huge rock mass to the right is the North Face of the Eiger.  A mtn bike ride would be a cool way to see more of the fabulous scenery in this part of Switzerland.

Here’s a view I snagged off the web of the area where I took my hike 30 years ago:

2 months ago

happy 4th y’all

2 months ago

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/06/taming-mammoth-let-peoples-opinions-run-life.html

one month ago
8 days ago

CALL me stoopid, whatever. How do you find old threads, i am trying to find out when the snowmobile races were at timberslime last year. I know they had enough snow for April 5 but did they have snowmobile races before they opened for skiing? Only search results i could get for “snowmobile races” resulted in a bunch of articles. Is there a way to look back for old threads, back beyond what displays on the first page?? Better yet does anyone remember? You could just post it here in the “archive”. Better yet, check out the slime’s FB page and encourage them to open for SKIING on Dec 4 or 5 to co incide with The Jack Frost Celebration. What a kickoff to the ski season in Canaan Valley than to have both of those events occur on the same weekend.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates for an early and LOONG ski season! A December 1 opening would be great … but we’ll just need to see what the weather does first, guys. Keep your fingers crossed (but not your skiis!!)

8 days ago

Hear! Hear!  I concur!  To hell with the sno-mo-bile- races. Nobody wants to see that in December….  just saying…

3 days ago

Ready to watch the Sooners beat the hell outta WVU tonight.  There, I just put it out there.

3 days ago

Well that’s not a nice thing to say.

3 days ago

I know.  You guys can laugh it up and rub it in if my team chokes.  They’re not exactly off to a great start.  Just trying to have a little fun..

3 days ago

Too ,much Sooner beef for WVU. Finally wore them down.  Good game though.  Have to admit I was a little worried.  Really appreciate having WVU in the Big 12 now.  Always been a good solid program there.

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