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    I especially like

    "The Web site includes suggested campus activities such as holding sit-ins outside women's studies departments to protest 'the silence of feminists over the oppression of women in Islam'"


    nothing like rich white dudes telling women what they should be protesting to make a point.

  1. another idea is to go get some fun new stuff for you or the bike. i find that when i change soemthing on my bike, i am more excited to go and test it out in the nastiest conditions. for example. i just got new leg warmers and am stoked to go for a ride now.

  2. damn you couloir! i was about to make the same suggestion. the start to the snohomish race looked like a small lake after the first few races. suddenly riding on pavement in the rain doesn't seem so bad.


  3. some Flogging Molly song could be pretty badass and different, maybe "The Kings of Kilburn High"?

    How long does her entrance song get to be?

    other random ideas (these are more just rockin songs that come to mind):

    zeppelin- achilles last stand

    man man - black mission goggles

    the rapture- out of the races and onto the tracks

    green river- this town

    green river- queen bitch

    mudhoney- overblown

    the who- boris the spider

    or for humor value: rev horton heat- i'm mad

  4. That sucks. If you haven't done it yet, call the park to see if someone droped it off at the ranger station's lost and found. Last year, someone was "nice" enough to take my pack from the base of cinnamon slab and hike it up to the ranger station at 3 in the afternoon thinking someone had lost it...

    Good luck!

  5. 1991 Ford Probe, 135k miles. The engine is in good shape with regular oil changes/maint. its whole life (I have records). Body has a couple of small dings and some fading paint but otherwise looks good. KBB puts it around $600. This is a great car for around town driving and trips to North Bend.

    I need to get rid of it within 5 days (just bought a new car and do not want/can't afford to pay dbl insurance) or it will just be donated. Make me an offer.

    I'm in the Wallingford area in Seattle.

  6. cachaca is damn good.

    side note on voda (although, k, I am sure you're much more of a connaisseur than myself), some friends and I found that if you dedicate a brita filter to vodka, you can filter out a bunch of the impurities in cheap vodka. monarch+brita filter= ketel 1

    I am one of those folks who doesn't much like vermouth so i'm down with the drier martinis (gin, not vodka).

  7. It's not any specific climb which is a 'gateway' drug so much as climbs like IB represent a spike in awareness. It's more about each such climb's contribution to the rapid growth of a very judeo-christian / consumer mentality of "it's all here for you and I to exploit as we desire". These days that mentality is seeded and fostered by gyms where routes are essentially sold as a 'product' or commodity whose purchase conveys a certain entitlement and rights to the buyer. In that bargain, buyers inherently expect routes to be 'available' to them, to be provided in a 'safe' condition, and to be 'new' with some periodic regularity. The focus in a climbing gym is entirely consumer-oriented as in, "it's all about you, and these surfaces are here exclusively for your entertainment". The problem is, that sets up a mindset of entitlement and expectation folks carry with them [without question] when they start heading outdoors - they then view outdoor surfaces through the same consumer lens of entitlement and expectation. To some extent you can't really blame them given that's how and what we teach them now.

    manifest destiny...

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