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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    D-Day/Woody and Yetiman were 2 of the first 3 people from the message board that I ever met/skied with, back in December of 2003 at Solitude. I credit both of them with making me fall in love with that place. My dad still talks fondly about skiing with the guy from the UP in the yellow jacket who skied like a bat out of hell.
    Thx mang. It feels like forever ago and yesterday all at once. :-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Yeah? Filling up with cutesy little coffee shops and wine bars and whatnot?
    Is my “Ogden is awesome” t shirt no longer ironic? Say it aint so
    I'm afraid that it may be the case. How's this for irony; Ogden spends decades trying to clean up and rebrand itself, has a decent amount of success, and then hires a consultant to "rebrand" the city. Here's what he came up with and what the city adopted as the new tagline:
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    Untamed was 1992, the first time I walked into Angelo's on 25th street. I was underage, but rumor was they didn't care (they didn't). I figured I had a 50/50 chance at getting stabbed that night, and actually witnessed a stabbing. I was fresh off the bus from NC and kids cruising the 'vard constantly hassled me for fist fights. A crackhead tried to crawl in my basement apartment window when I lived at 26th and Madison and it was always a bit sketchy leaving in the wee hours of the morning for my job at Pow Mow.

    Now grandmas visit 25th st with the grandkids to get their faces painted at the street festivals and farmers markets and hipsters take the train up from SLC for dinner, drinks and music. It's not all bad, restaurant choices are way better and property values are up, and there are lots of like minded people in town now. But those like minded people like skiing and biking and climbing, and sometimes it makes me nostalgic for the grittier days when the trails were empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    The Ogden is a unit of measure. It measures "urban nastiness"....thus, more ogdens = more nasty; fewer ogdens = less nasty. Negative ogdens = niceness.

    It's not necessarily a comparison with Ogden itself.

    dammit. It's a good unit of description.

    Attachment 240103

    Why you no understand the ogden?!?
    YOU UNDERSTAND OGDEN NOW!
    It's not the understanding that's the problem. It's the remembering that's the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Thx mang. It feels like forever ago and yesterday all at once. :-S
    That day played a big role in motivating me to move my ass to a lodge in Alta for two winters right after college, then to a cabin in Silver Fork for the next 3.5 years. Love that hill, you guys made it an extremely welcoming environment, and it's still a place that feels more like home to me than any other resort I've skied at. Speaking of which, where the hell is Woodsy, anyone heard from that guy recently?
    Be good, or be good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    It's not the understanding that's the problem. It's the remembering that's the problem.
    yeah, can we get yeti's post stickied in a new thread ??
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    Come for the poo-slinging, Save a fortune on a plumber.

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    no if we remembered it the whole thing would be ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Speaking of which, where the hell is Woodsy, anyone heard from that guy recently?
    He's living the family life and doing well in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    He's living the family life and doing well in NYC.
    Word, knew he was in NYC and married, glad somebody has stayed in touch with him.
    Be good, or be good at it.

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    Now that Ogden is gentrified, it might make sense to conceive a new unit of measurement.

    The Aspen. As Bryce Kellog once told us, seasons change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    no if we remembered it the whole thing would be ruined.
    As long as Ogden isn't an Ogden, the whole thing is unruinable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Now that Ogden is gentrified, it might make sense to conceive a new unit of measurement.

    The Aspen. As Bryce Kellog once told us, seasons change.
    Sacrilege. Fuck that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    I'm afraid that it may be the case. How's this for irony; Ogden spends decades trying to clean up and rebrand itself, has a decent amount of success, and then hires a consultant to "rebrand" the city. Here's what he came up with and what the city adopted as the new tagline:
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    That's hilarious.

    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Untamed was 1992, the first time I walked into Angelo's on 25th street. I was underage, but rumor was they didn't care (they didn't). I figured I had a 50/50 chance at getting stabbed that night, and actually witnessed a stabbing. I was fresh off the bus from NC and kids cruising the 'vard constantly hassled me for fist fights. A crackhead tried to crawl in my basement apartment window when I lived at 26th and Madison and it was always a bit sketchy leaving in the wee hours of the morning for my job at Pow Mow.

    Now grandmas visit 25th st with the grandkids to get their faces painted at the street festivals and farmers markets and hipsters take the train up from SLC for dinner, drinks and music. It's not all bad, restaurant choices are way better and property values are up, and there are lots of like minded people in town now. But those like minded people like skiing and biking and climbing, and sometimes it makes me nostalgic for the grittier days when the trails were empty.
    It's all MD9's fault.

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    Yeah, that was an amazing post!

    It’s not going to be the Aspen. If anything it serves as a monument to a nastier bygone Ogden...a classic Ogden wherein a man might enjoy the simple day to day adventure of maybe stepping on a dirty needle or tripping over a bumcorpse trying to get from the forest service parking lot to the office. Ahhh, them were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    no if we remembered it the whole thing would be ruined.
    I suppose. Ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    D-Day/Woody and Yetiman were 2 of the first 3 people from the message board that I ever met/skied with, back in December of 2003 at Solitude. I credit both of them with making me fall in love.
    you’ve come a long way young fella
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    Just dropping by to tell you I appreciate you, dude.

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    thx buddy.

    I'm so glad you're still posting here, with the other handful of OGs keeping it correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    tripping over a bumcorpse trying to get from the forest service parking lot to the office. Ahhh, them were the days.
    Ah, sounds like a story with the bumcorpse. You wouldn't even recognize it, the forest service parking lot is now a 5 story apartment building. And next door is a cutesy little coffee shop.

    I remember the first time we met, but I can't figure out whose house we were at? Frozen's?

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    Buzzworthy?

    maybe at the tgr film premier in Salt Lake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    no if we remembered it the whole thing would be ruined.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Now that Ogden is gentrified, it might make sense to conceive a new unit of measurement.

    The Aspen. As Bryce Kellog once told us, seasons change.
    Change is for nickles. I seem to recall it being stated from the beginning that while Ogden may change The Ogden always scales such that the range (not the range, that's volume) from shithole to paradise is always the standard.

    It disturbs me that I'm remembering this much about the Ogden scale. Probably wouldn't if I didn't remember so much of what I'd forgotten, but I guess the brain needs some form of exercise. Thanks Yetiman! I think.

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    It should never be forgotten that this all arose from wasatch helitack's Salt Lake crewmembers' keen observation of our supervisor's latent defensiveness about the bad reputation of Ogden. As we traveled, we'd discuss various places and their Ogden rating. We also wore the "Ogden is awesome" t-shirts with sweet sweet irony. It all bemused this guy to the point of ill mental health, thus giving us a sense of power and victory over our oppressor, as it were.

    That is why it cannot be the Aspen, or anything else. The Ogden must evoke the wafting smell of dogfood factory and the cornucopia of various insults to the senses associated with Olde Ogden...the Ogden of yore if you will.

    and I know you will. very much so indeed.

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    whats goin on
    saw this yesterday the fact that i had caber boots and fritz reminds me of you

    made me smile
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