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Old 04-13-2015, 12:05 PM   #121
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I've looked and looked, and I don't understand what I'm seeing. It's a pickup truck in the air in the woods. ... Please enlighten me.
Any bushman can say what it is. "The gods Must Be Crazy".
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:37 PM   #122
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Tha's what it looks like to me, too.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #123
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Determination in the face of all obstacles ... or an addictive behavior ?

Everest climbs may restart despite massive quake if climbers want to go ahead
Star Tribune - BINAJ GURUBACHARYA , Associated Press - April 30, 2015
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"The route above the base camp has been destroyed by the avalanche..."

The climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to summit from
the north face of the mountain, in Tibet, have already packed their gear and left
after Chinese authorities closed all climbing for the spring season.

But in Nepal, Gautam said, "the time for the expedition teams can be extended to June if necessary.
Most of the teams are still in the region and many are still undecided if they are going to abandon."

Several Sherpa guides are willing to go back to work if the expeditions resume. <snip>
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:25 PM   #124
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The people there to climb didn't pick the option from a travel agent's brochure. The permit alone is $10,000, add the equipment, oxygen, food and Sherpa labor, you can top $100,000. But first high altitude training means months with no earned income before the climb begins. So someone making this attempt has a lot invested and probably won't have a second shot at it.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:52 PM   #125
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So someone making this attempt has a lot invested and probably won't have a second shot at it.
Well, I have better (safer and less expensive) things to do... like posting here on The Cellar.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #126
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Therefore you will never understand.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:12 PM   #127
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Meanwhile in Russia


Maybe Limey can translate, but my understanding is that a small shop had three mislabeled geese for sale, so authorities came in and read them the goose act. And then destroyed the geese.

It's like a skit out of Monty Python, especially at the 5:05 mark as the illicit goods are destroyed.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:25 PM   #128
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That'll teach those lying goose imitators.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:45 PM   #129
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And then destroyed the geese.
By running them over with a bulldozer. Over. And over. And over.

I confess to going right to the 5:05 mark, and, oh...I don't know why, really, I don't, but, I laughed. And I laughed. And I laughed. I had tears coming out of my eyes, I laughed so hard. I couldn't stop. It started when I first saw that bulldozer.

The only thing that could have made that any funnier would have been for those geese to have been alive and honking right up til the tracks ground them into whole-goose-pate.

It's kinda bothering me, now, that I found that so freaking funny. I don't know why. My ticklebox is still upside down.

Thank you, Glatt, so much!
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:03 PM   #130
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Glad to help!

I too thought it was hysterical. It's painfully slow, but that just builds the tension and funneh. When the bulldozer is slowly heading for the geese, and the camera pans over to see them all lined up in a neat little row 50 feet away, I snorted out loud and the kids ran over to see what I was looking at.
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:17 PM   #131
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The minute and 15 seconds it takes from camera on dozer to squashed geese, makes me wonder if the cameraman is a Alfred Hitchcock wannabe.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:18 PM   #132
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Glatt is absolutely right, imported geese (from Hungary) without labelling in Russian. I do understand the urge to laugh but this film made me want to cry as all these officials and individuals tried so earnestly to execute the legal requirements and record this whilst being aware (as far as I could see) of the absurdity of the exercise ad yet unable to do otherwise.


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Old 08-20-2015, 03:18 PM   #133
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I'm wondering, Limey, if the bulldozer was the prescribed method of destruction, or, just the handiest? Did you catch anything about that part?
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:37 PM   #134
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I don't recall anything about the method of destruction. These people looked to be pretty rural, I think the bulldozer was the first thing that came to mind. Maybe other things that had had to be destroyed were more substantial and that was what they'd become accustomed to using ..


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Old 08-20-2015, 07:19 PM   #135
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I got the impression it was the local dump, natural place to dispose of the bird carcasses.
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