In reply to Choss: Very entertaining - almost any part of it could be randomly extracted and put into Pseuds Corner (I think JR has made regular appearances here before) and yet some thought provoking concepts.
Some contradictory ideas on rock memory - the Spanish presumably limestone has recorded human events
" Whatever happened, I’d like to think, is recorded in the rocks, like compressed data on a silica chip? "
whilst the Cloggy rhyolite "Do you think Cloggy gives a ‘falling f*ck’ if you are sexy or not?" appears to lack this ability.
"it has been over twenty years since we have climbed together. It may as well have been two minutes." This is what I have experienced sometimes and is really quite remarkable.
> (In reply to MonkeyPuzzle)
> Yeah basically he is saying that he reckons Sophie Ellis-Bexter has a good chance of winning Strictly this year, but only if she sorts her flicks and kicks out.
Yeah, when I stopped reading it seemed to be going in that direction. Sensible article.
In reply to Franco Cookson: Ditto. JR made the point once - can't remember the source without my books - that a VS climber embarking on an E1 is just the same as your top folks pushing E7 to E9. He comes (bad choice of word) over to me as a well grounded bloke, and I for one have found the petty anonymous character assassination pretty dispiriting.
Climbing is a broad church. That is its beauty. I vaguely know both John/ny people. One lives on my street. Ballet is a different niche to the visual arts. All the versions of creativity embodied in death defying feats of ascent should be celebrated and also held up to the ridicule they deserve.
Enough of the bitching. Get on and get out there. Preferably with the rope clove-hitched to your balls. I won't dwell on the ramifications of making that last statement non-sexist.