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  1. #176
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    Oldscool, we apologize. Here's a tissue.

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    Thumbs up apology accepted...

    Yay! I didn't think anyone was listening...You guys are fairly brutal, though.

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    come for the warm welcome, stay for the scheißemovies.

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    what the fuck is going on over here?


    "dooon't make me come back there"..
    Last edited by EarlyWood; 12-13-2007 at 01:06 PM.

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    We're also sacrastic. Often, we're facetious. Sometimes, generous. But always praying for more snow. Of course, we're brutal sometimes. I'm thinking of something commonly attributed to Harry S. Truman, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

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    You took a meringue and flattened it. Did you expect us to thank you for it? Or should we be flattered you wrote a piece of shit story about us in a piece of shit magazine for which you got paid shit?

    If you were expecting some happy, homogenous mass ready to jump you came to the wrong place

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurredElevens View Post
    You don't know shit, and have attitude like you do. This just in.....YOU DON'T.
    there's a recursive loop of irony.

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    TGR: The Meringue of pies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    there's a recursive loop of irony.
    The only irony here is that you won't shut the fuck up.

    Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurredElevens View Post
    The only irony here is that you won't shut the fuck up.

    Seriously.
    I think you might be confusing Irony with Morony
    I’ve just decided to be a middle aged somewhat depressed somewhat anxious fucktard until the end.

  11. #186
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    Do you guys also keep talking after the phone has been hung up?
    Montani Semper Liberi

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    all kinds of good responses in this thread; the article's author did a beautiful job of capturing the essence of maggotdom.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by RS8750 View Post
    Hello Maggots,

    my name is Rob Story, and I'm a writer for SKIING Magazine. I was an editor/writer at POWDER for years, and still write for them sometimes, as well as Backcountry and Outside. Anyway, I want to describe the Maggot phenomenon in SKIING.

    Could you answer a few questions?
    1. How many maggots are there? Do you have a geographical concentration (like the West, etc.)
    2. How'd the name maggots originate? Did it have anything to do with Powder Magazine?
    3. Is it true you were insulted/bothered by Powdermag.com and moved to TGR afterward? What did Powdermag.com do wrong?
    4. What percentage or number of other maggots have you actually met face to face?
    5. Do you ever ski with someone you've only met online? What's that like?
    6. How would you describe the ski ability of the average maggot?
    7. Do you get a sense that online forums like this one keep skiing alive 12 mos of the year? Is that good or bad?
    8. What's the coolest advice/link/etc. ever shared by maggots?
    9. How have your fellow maggots improved skiing for you?
    10. How much more do you trust fellow maggots' opinions on gear than stuff you read in a magazine, etc?

    All answers comments and even complaints are welcome.

    Cheers,
    Rob Story
    Rob if you followed what has happened with "Plakespear" and this FAMILY community that should tell you all you need to know about your story.

    For me this board is my FAMILY. It has been there for me in good times and in bad. When I was sick and needed just someone to talk to each day. It gave me hope in myself again. It showed me that I was acting like and asshole for a bit, and helped me learn from that dark time while showing me what a humble person truly is.

    I would give my last breath and my last drop of blood for the people in this community. They were there for me when I needed them and I will always be there for when they need me.

    THINK SNOW

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    I thought it was a good article - hopefully you learn to enjoy this place. Given your perspective on the sport as a writer, maggotodm is right up your alley...at least some of us.
    "When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
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    Wink

    Well...I thought it was a GREAT article. The observations made, the vibe conveyed, opinions expressed, I mean, even down to the people quoted.
    It was, perhaps, the very best article regarding maggots I have ever seen in Skiing Magazine.
    Rob, don't let these naysayers cloud your head. You are a longtime, ACTUAL writer for various sports mags. They are not.


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    Can anyone post the whole article here?
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    1.2.3.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ.Brk View Post
    For me this board is my FAMILY.
    TJ is my weird uncle from teh army.


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    Actually...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    You took a meringue and flattened it. Did you expect us to thank you for it? Or should we be flattered you wrote a piece of shit story about us in a piece of shit magazine for which you got paid shit?
    Actually, Hugh, I got paid pretty well for it. And thanks to all who said nice things. I appreciate it. -rob story

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    RS, thanks for doing the article! the whole thing was fun in a never-ending-soap-opera-sublot kind of way, but then if you expected anything less you wouldn't be writing a story about this place anyway, would you

    visit during the summer, this place is really something to behold in august
    Last edited by f2f; 01-30-2008 at 08:46 PM.

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    I though it was pretty good. I happened to find a copy of the mag sitting at my friends house and he couldn't understand why I wanted to read one article so damn much.

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    I found some new information on the possible origination of the term Maggot.

    From Thomas Turiano's Teton Skiing A History and Guide to the Teton Range 1995 Moose Publishing

    Page 44 "Grand Targhee's management coined the label 'mountain maggots' or 'snow maggots' for the nordic skiers that infiltrated Teton Valley during the 1970s."

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    Well, I can tell you with certainty that it evolved when someone asked what we were called if we all hung out at powdermag.com.
    I believe it was Pinner who said Powdermaggots.

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    ^^I thought it was you in the PMGear "Gotta be Poor to be Core" vid?
    Live

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Well, I can tell you with certainty that it evolved when someone asked what we were called if we all hung out at powdermag.com.
    I believe it was Pinner who said Powdermaggots.
    I remember it being Powho in the liftline @ Alta. Mebbe bumz can corroborate.
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