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Fish Noise
Jul 25, 2012

IT'S ME, BURROWS!

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, BURROWS!


Alan Smithee posted:

Everest Eliminators sounds like a deadly obstacle course on the top

a gauntlet of challenges made to streamline rich death
my new game concept: Death Zone Battle Royale

a game of screaming, hallucinations, ice axes, lethal pratfalls, sabotaging supplies, and a prominent but unexplained poop meter that keeps going up no matter what you do

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Empty Sandwich
Apr 22, 2008



my plan is to read this in both senses always

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





(the plaque reads)
Hier fiel
Für seine Heimat
Sepp Innerkofler

Here fell [I have no idea if this is "fell, died" or "fell, off a cliff" in the original German] for his home Sepp Innerkofler.

I am mildly surprised that the Italians haven't corrected the plaque to "in order to invade somebody else's country".

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010


We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


Arsenic Lupin posted:

(the plaque reads)
Hier fiel
Für seine Heimat
Sepp Innerkofler

Here fell [I have no idea if this is "fell, died" or "fell, off a cliff" in the original German] for his home Sepp Innerkofler.

I am mildly surprised that the Italians haven't corrected the plaque to "in order to invade somebody else's country".

Yup, it's the former, as in "the fallen" of a country in a past conflict.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Fish Noise posted:

my new game concept: Death Zone Battle Royale

a game of screaming, hallucinations, ice axes, lethal pratfalls, sabotaging supplies, and a prominent but unexplained poop meter that keeps going up no matter what you do

We’re practically there. Just needs the poop meter

ZombieLenin
Sep 6, 2009

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Vladimir Lenin

Arsenic Lupin posted:

(the plaque reads)
Hier fiel
Für seine Heimat
Sepp Innerkofler

Here fell [I have no idea if this is "fell, died" or "fell, off a cliff" in the original German] for his home Sepp Innerkofler.

I am mildly surprised that the Italians haven't corrected the plaque to "in order to invade somebody else's country".

But was that Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the First World War? Keep in mind Italy actually invaded Austria during the First World War. In fact, much of what is now the “Italian Alps” was actually Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the end of World War One.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





ZombieLenin posted:

But was that Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the First World War? Keep in mind Italy actually invaded Austria during the First World War. In fact, much of what is now the “Italian Alps” was actually Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the end of World War One.

Ohhhhh! Thanks for the new info.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Or was it merely real Rome taking back what was hers from the Holy Roman Empire

Munin
Nov 14, 2004




ZombieLenin posted:

But was that Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the First World War? Keep in mind Italy actually invaded Austria during the First World War. In fact, much of what is now the “Italian Alps” was actually Austria-Hungarian territory prior to the end of World War One.

Well, much of what is Northern Italy today was Austro-Hungarian territory. Italy, as a nation, only formed in the 1800s and the two major recurring themes was getting Austria out of "their" territory and the conflict for supremacy between the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. You also had the entire business with the Papal States. The Kingdom of Venetia didn't get taken from Austria until 1871.

"Invaded" and "taken back" are slightly fraught concepts when the national identifies at play are still forming.

This particular peak was indeed part of the gains from WW1 though.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Go, tell the Goths, stranger passing by

ZombieLenin
Sep 6, 2009

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Vladimir Lenin

Munin posted:

Well, much of what is Northern Italy today was Austro-Hungarian territory. Italy, as a nation, only formed in the 1800s and the two major recurring themes was getting Austria out of "their" territory and the conflict for supremacy between the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. You also had the entire business with the Papal States. The Kingdom of Venetia didn't get taken from Austria until 1871.

"Invaded" and "taken back" are slightly fraught concepts when the national identifies at play are still forming.

This particular peak was indeed part of the gains from WW1 though.

Of course they are, and call on notions of nationalism that do no longer operate in the same ways as nationalism does today.

My response was not, under any circumstances an attempt to explain the nuisance of the relationship between the nationalistic components present in the Habsburg Empire and Italian Irredentism. Instead it was to say precisely that the language of invader and invaded in this case is quite complicated; as a result of this, the original commentary about the Italians changing the signs fails in the face of that complexity.

Munin
Nov 14, 2004




ZombieLenin posted:

Of course they are, and call on notions of nationalism that do no longer operate in the same ways as nationalism does today.

My response was not, under any circumstances an attempt to explain the nuisance of the relationship between the nationalistic components present in the Habsburg Empire and Italian Irredentism. Instead it was to say precisely that the language of invader and invaded in this case is quite complicated; as a result of this, the original commentary about the Italians changing the signs fails in the face of that complexity.

yup, just wanted to expand on what you touched on.

Jr.
Aug 30, 2008

I'm just looking for a guy that's emotionally available and not filled with bees.


Alan Smithee posted:

We’re practically there. Just needs the poop meter

Just throw a bitch off a mountain.

The poop meter needs to be a scheduled event like in Mario Party; after a certain number of turns the poopslide commences

gschmidl
Sep 3, 2011

it's the journey
not the destination
as we know



"YOU TRIED" DIVISION


Alan Smithee posted:

Everest Eliminators sounds like a deadly obstacle course on the top

a gauntlet of challenges made to streamline rich death

Alastair Reynolds' Diamond Dogs but with Everest.

Mr. Funny Pants
Apr 9, 2001



Climb it in winter with no oxygen? Temps have been as low a -26 this week? Why not?

https://weather.com/news/news/2020-...t-winter-summit

Mr. Funny Pants fucked around with this message at 22:22 on Jan 16, 2020

luminalflux
May 27, 2005



Seems somehow more sane than attempting a K2 summit

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Sickos: Yes! hahahah yes!

ewe2
Jul 1, 2009

TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP

put clinton in prison imo


Lipstick Apathy

This is a pretty elaborate suicide pact.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


quote:

This will be his first-ever attempt to summit Everest, and he told Rock and Ice he hoped to make his final push by Feb. 29. He said chances of success are slim, but he will try again.

Sounds pretty pragmatic but I worry for them. That is a level of cold that I cannot completely comprehend, on top of the other dangers of Everest.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Wasabi the J posted:

Sounds pretty pragmatic but I worry for them. That is a level of cold that I cannot completely comprehend, on top of the other dangers of Everest.

Death is very pragmatic yes

OMGVBFLOL
Dec 20, 2003

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


german winter climber dude: "And here’s something I want to emphasize strongly: This is not an expedition where I want to push by all means to the summit. This is basically a training expedition, you know? I’m going there, I’m checking out the microclimate, the route, the conditions, and I’m building up experience that will be very valuable for a second try," Kobusch said. "Because for the first try, to be realistic, maybe there’s a 5 percent chance of being successful. Maybe even lower."

sounds like they know their rear end from a crevasse. godspeed, crazy dudes

Oracle
Oct 9, 2004




Wasabi the J posted:

Sounds pretty pragmatic but I worry for them. That is a level of cold that I cannot completely comprehend, on top of the other dangers of Everest.

Eh, after about -20 it all feels the same.

Granted that same is loving Cold(tm) but its not like humans don't routinely live in those temperatures in other areas of the world.

ZombieLenin
Sep 6, 2009

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Vladimir Lenin

Oracle posted:

Eh, after about -20 it all feels the same.

Granted that same is loving Cold(tm) but its not like humans don't routinely live in those temperatures in other areas of the world.

And routinely drop dead on accident while living in those conditions when they get trapped away from shelter for relatively short lengths of time.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


Alan Smithee posted:

Death is very pragmatic yes

I meant to say the climbers sound pragmatic.

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



This years climbing season is going to have quite a spicy twist to it.
such titles up for grabs like first super spreader to die at the summit.

Anne Frank Funk
Nov 4, 2008



Hell Gem

Mallory already has the title of First Perineum Sun Tanner on Mt Everest

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Fumble posted:

This years climbing season is going to have quite a spicy twist to it.
such titles up for grabs like first super spreader to die at the summit.

Green boots is hereby replaced by blue balls as deathzone landmark

LongDarkNight
Oct 25, 2010

It's like watching the collapse of Western civilization in fast forward.

Oven Wrangler

What's that mountain in the UK that people die on?

Billy the Mountain
Feb 3, 2005

I used to be TheRealLuquado



LongDarkNight posted:

What's that mountain in the UK that people die on?

Conservatism?

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


Snowdon - the deadly tourist trap? Or the Gairngorms for somewhere that manages to occasionally kill the SQEP.

Pablo Bluth fucked around with this message at 17:53 on Mar 1, 2020

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Fallen Rib

Ben Nevis?

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Brexit? Hehehehehe

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...ascent-12480294

The rare turn back and sanity prevented that winter ascent.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Noooo the mountain needs blood or it will uproot and March on the world until it gets it

Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003






Fallen Rib

lmao took a wrong turn and died on the wrong mountain

Paramemetic fucked around with this message at 21:42 on Mar 1, 2020

OMGVBFLOL
Dec 20, 2003

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


Alan Smithee posted:

Noooo the mountain needs blood or it will uproot and March on the world until it gets it

chomolungma/rampage 2020

Mr. Funny Pants
Apr 9, 2001



George H.W. stinkyhole posted:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...ascent-12480294

The rare turn back and sanity prevented that winter ascent.

drat, the guy who was doing it solo with no oxygen made it past 7000 meters and turned back. That takes some serious discipline and smarts.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


What happened to the polish guy who got so drunk he thought he could wing it on a day trip

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

He disappeared into the world.

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gohuskies
Oct 23, 2010

No Balls No Game


Mr. Funny Pants posted:

drat, the guy who was doing it solo with no oxygen made it past 7000 meters and turned back. That takes some serious discipline and smarts.

He also said from the start that he didn't expect to climb the mountain this winter - his whole plan was to scout the route and maybe he'd get lucky but probably plan to come back next year and go for it for real that time.

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