/ climbing mag 'the thing'
Does anybody remember an old climbing mag 'the thing'? Probably Vertebrate Graphics first publication. Bit of a long shot maybe. A mate of mine has a few and they are simply brilliant, old skool p**s takes. Internet turned up nothing though.
Nothing wrong with a bit of tongue in cheek humour.
They're round and as soft, as a ball.
They're not hard on your tips at all.
You won't get split ends.
With a Wendy's Bendy Friend. (TM)
The fake advert never said what one actually was. (:-))
Which corporate takeover of climbing by the capitalist class was that? There's been a few, surely. Which era are you referring to?
There were 9 issues all together although issue 7 was actually an issue of On the Edge (it wasn't really but they said it was). I also have "The Thing" T-shirt.
> Which corporate takeover of climbing by the capitalist class was that? There's been a few, surely. Which era are you referring to?
Well, what I'm talking about is the process of commercialisation that has been going on since the early eighties and has now almost completely reduced the art of rock-climbing to an emasculated sport that generates revenue through being so bland. Anyone can do it, these days, and almost everyone has.
Somewhere I have the excellent 'Well Scary Purple Issue', #4-ish. If I remember rightly, in it is a review of the latest all-terrain sandals - 'OK on most surfaces; crap for glacier travel'...
I feel it exploited climbers for cheep gratification and hence belittled them; I mean, encouraging something that might become a dysfunctional role model, by the ill informed, for removing all body parts that didnt assist with climbing: should have been banned !;-)
See, we are in a socialist utopia after all! :)
I remember a great piece about Sheffield cellar life with someone complaining that they were even weaker than the Cornish Pasty (Shane Ohly, I think) and he was 40% potato!
Possibly, hard to say after the removals? ;-)
Ah. So something that made you feel special, via your own brand of elitism, has been taken away from you? That appears to be what you are saying, without me exaggerating or twisting your words. Personally I think it is lovely that "anyone can do it".
It was cobbled together by Neil Pearsons before he got the OTE job.
The Jerry interview with Lisa Stansfield sticks in my brain. I might get them all scanned for posterity.
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