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Cairns

warning to Americans: may stun with boredom

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I just heard CBC radio host Michael Enright say that he is setting off from basecamp to climb War and Peace and is fiddling with his pitons.

 

Would include suitable illustration but am currently unable to locate upload images option

 

 

But the question is: just a weird metaphor or misappropriation of climbing culture?

 

no need to warn Canadians, they are born into boredom

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do not mistake inward thought and reflection with boredom my young friend Michael Enright is the shit. Besides CBC is censored in the US

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I just heard CBC radio host Michael Enright say that he is setting off from basecamp to climb War and Peace and is fiddling with his pitons.

 

But the question is: just a weird metaphor or misappropriation of climbing culture?

 

You kind of mangled his metaphor. I heard his intro this morning, and what The Enright said was something to the effect that reading War and Peace is the literary equivalent of climbing Everest. Maybe later in the program he picked up that metaphor and ran with it a bit further, and it might not have made sense if you'd missed the intro.

 

We now return to regular programming...

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Bad metaphor - War and Peace you start multiple times and never finish out of sheer boredom.

not me, i feverishly turned page after page, desperate to know when exactly pierre was gonna start taking it in the ass :)

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an update from Michael Enright:

 

The first 3 paragraphs were dense slide alder and Devil's Club penetrable only to French, er, euphemisms.

 

The next 89,000 paragraphs are vertical or overhanging.

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There are slide alder and Devil's club on the approach to Everest?

 

I expected better - dysentery on page 20, porter strike on p.100, WiFi failure at basecamp p. 165, Annabelle Bond sighting p. 200, more dysentery p.201, ladder collapse on the Khumbu p. 273, serac collapse wipes out Camp II p. 291, support team member caught sleeping with Sherpa p. 297, etc.

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There are slide alder and Devil's club on the approach to Everest?

 

I expected better - dysentery on page 20, porter strike on p.100, WiFi failure at basecamp p. 165, Annabelle Bond sighting p. 200, more dysentery p.201, ladder collapse on the Khumbu p. 273, serac collapse wipes out Camp II p. 291, support team member caught sleeping with Sherpa p. 297, etc.

 

You will need patience. What makes you think Mr. Enright is on route? He might have been attracted to an easy-looking line in The Tattler.

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