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Thread: The Gaper Spirit Animal
04-06-2012, 11:27 PM #1651
it definitely is not either/or and calling any of this actual humor or -- seriously?-- a light touch? -- is quite generous. not 66 pages worth unless you live in the land of will ferrell and adam sandler. but nobody's stopping anybody. have at it. apparently the irreverent and rebellious spirit of tgr individuality comes in bulk conformity.
edit: i'm also curious how many of tgr's business partners/sponsorship relationships this guy is wearing. i bet they don't give a shit if you look like a gaper as long as you buy their shit."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-06-2012, 11:40 PM #1652Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
04-06-2012, 11:47 PM #1653Sent from my Timex Sinclair using TGR Forums
04-06-2012, 11:49 PM #1654Registered User
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04-06-2012, 11:50 PM #1655Sent from my Timex Sinclair using TGR Forums
04-07-2012, 12:03 AM #1656
the fact that i post here has nothing to do with the validity of my opinion."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 12:15 AM #1657
We are all well aware of the other enjoyable contradictions represented on this thread. We just aren't showing up calling everyone else out about it - that honor is something you have claimed for yourself. Pretty funny.Sent from my Timex Sinclair using TGR Forums
04-07-2012, 12:23 AM #1658
Last edited by spook; 04-07-2012 at 12:45 AM."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 12:28 AM #1659
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04-07-2012, 12:44 AM #1660
you should quit equating your sense of humor with how smart you think you are. then you wouldn't take this so personally."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 01:24 AM #1661
300cms of snow in two days, and a worshipper showing the power of dos gopros. The GSA is a saviour for all the world.
http://vimeo.com/39904958simen (at) downskis.com DOWN SKIS
04-07-2012, 02:27 AM #1662not awesome
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04-07-2012, 02:57 AM #1663
04-07-2012, 04:48 AM #1664"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 07:54 AM #1665
Spook, you're so pleasant and stoked in the Mt. Hood thread...and only in the Mt. Hood thread. What gives?
04-07-2012, 08:31 AM #1666
04-07-2012, 08:39 AM #1667"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 08:41 AM #1668"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 08:46 AM #1669
Get a haircut, hippie!
04-07-2012, 08:51 AM #1670"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 08:52 AM #1671
Grow your hair out, Jarhead!
04-07-2012, 09:26 AM #1672
I am not sure I see where you are coming from spook. I am trying to empathize, at least for a second, but I just can't get there.
It is wrong of "us" to make light of something that is so ridiculous that when I spoke to him my internal dialogue was "there is no way that is is really happening. I had no idea I would ever see this for myself." ? Not sure, maybe. But the similarity between ridiculous and ridicule might have some importance here. I aints a linguisters person.
Does making fun of this guy make "us" condescending and judgmental? YES
But you have seemed to commit the same "sin" of being holier than thou when it comes to the posters in this thread.
Has this whole thing "taken it too far"? Because "we" are fascinated with this oddity of our ski culture? Because "we" might potentially hurt this guys feelings?
As far as I can recall, no one here has stated that the GSA should not be a skier, not receive his "skier badge" (that we all wear so proudly), or excluded from the community.
On the contrary, "we" claim he is the greatest skier, take his actions as lessons, make special badges (and videos, and stickers, and poems, and religious ravings) in his name, and welcome him with open arms into the community!!!
Sure some of it is tongue in cheek, but I don't think anyone here is being malicious.
Because the reality is he has always been present in our community, and each one of us has gone through a period where we were closer to him that ever, and that never dies. The GSA is A BIG PART of TGR and SKIING, which has been pointed out many times.
"We" like to laugh, at others, at ourselves, at you. I truly like to think that the GSA is the evolution of Saucer Boy (RIP). I don't know any skiers that don't list McConkey as a hero, but he was ridiculed for making fun of "those" skiers as well. Because this NY Stock Broker takes it seriously makes it all the funnier. LIGHTEN UP DUDE!!!!
Also, you point about manufacturers is well taken, but a bit obvious. Except in some rare cases (e.g. charitable companies ala Newmans Own, or in the case of sponsored athletes) the companies only care about the bottom line. If you buy the product, you are cool in their eyes.
I don't know of any conservative companies that refuse to sell their products to liberals, or gays, or immigrants. Its only about money."The top of the mountain is just the start of the journey." - favorite mentor in skiing and life
04-07-2012, 09:29 AM #1673
Let not the blaspemers deter the seeking of enlightenment, retire therefore to thy favorite pow stash and contemplate the gaper spirit within before you drop,
and don't forget to post the fore & aft edit so that all of maggotdom will be inspired to buy more cameras.embrace the gape
04-07-2012, 09:32 AM #1674
I believe Rideit just demonstrated how awesome arguing on the Internet is. Awesome.
04-07-2012, 09:37 AM #1675
Great job proving everyone wrong, Spook.