OK, I can see how this appeals to someone who sails a boat for which "normal operating position" is upside-down.
How do they do that without a spinnaker?
Looks like the starting sequence for a Green Fleet Opti race.
Oh no ! First powerboating, then monster trucking. I don't like the way this is going...
Would anyone forgive me for suggesting that this form of 'sport' is only slightly more sensible than pouring the fuel used by both competitors and spectators alike straight into the beleagured Gulf?Poesje
Are You really intended to it?
Ain't America a great nation? Does it make sense to be drilling deep underwater to get the oil so we can make the fuel to power these trucks and to deliver large audiences to see what they can do? Maybe if we put trucks and blocks back in kindergartens none of this would have to happen in real life.
Next come the goldfish posts. Lord T, you're on the decline.-da Puff (who slipped right off yer list o'good blogs, but AT LEAST isn't resorting to monster truck videos!)
I already did goldfish posts in 2007.
The goldfish posts rocked!Da Frog (trying to hold position despite not actually having written about firsthand, in-person boating in -- looks back into archives -- yikes, about a month!!!)
Maybe you could try driving over a load of Laser's in a big powerboat??
Someone's already run a car into a Laser so no doubt there's a psychopath out there who'll try it in a monster truck.Remember, blogs reflect their creators' interests and fancies and very few blogs are really purely about one topic and not all of those are very interesting. And, monster trucks are very interesting to toddlers, among others. They also seem quite popular in places like rural Mississippi.
I don't know if you will be able to control it without a tiller in your hand
We had a survey here a while back when I asked all you readers to vote on whether Tillerman should write purely about sailing or "whatever the hell he wants." Overwhelmingly you voted for "whatever the hell he wants."What you see is what you asked for.
I know you did the goldfish posts. I disapproved. I am anti-goldfish post. Call me amgorF! Wendell Berry Yes, Monster Truck and Goldfish No.Or a return to competency, or the lack thereof.
I think I agree with Pat. "Very few blogs are really purely about one topic and not all of those are very interesting."The blogs I seem to enjoy the most are mainly about boating of some sort but the authors also show other sides of their lives and personalities, which makes the whole mixture much more interesting.I do admit that in recent months I've probably written less about sailing and more about other stuff. So shoot me. It is what it is.
"It is what it is." One of the great new expressions in the English language, used to distinguish those things that are what they are from those other things that are not what they are. And from an Englishman no less!Lord T I've got two words for you: Vang Tension(stick THAT in your cleat and tie it off.)
Sir Puffin, "It is what it is" is hardly "one of the great new expressions in the English language." The earliest known use of that actual phrase was in the Nebraska State Journal in 1949 about the way that pioneer life molded character: "New land is harsh, and vigorous, and sturdy. It scorns evidence of weakness. There is nothing of sham or hypocrisy in it. It is what it is, without apology."An even earlier variation on the phrase is, "I yam what I yam an' that's all that I yam!" from Popeye the Sailor Man in the 1930's.Or you could even say the phrase actually comes from Chapter 19, Verse 22 of the Gospel according to John, where Pontius Pilate, asked to amend the words he had ordered inscribed on Jesus' cross, rejected all objection with "What I have written I have written."
Yeah, and how did that work out for Pilate? His only recorded virtue is sharing initials with a dubious windsurfing blog.Vang Tension, Lord T. Sails. Force 5's! (I recently met a man who owns a Force 5, and his name isn't Horse Joe. So there's at least two of 'em out there.)I wash my hands of this thread.
Pontius Pilate got a bad rap. You can only do what you cando.
T-man, you can go back a couple more millennia before the Gospels ... try Exodus: In preparation to go see Pharaoh, Moses asks what he should say if Pharaoh asks who sent him, and God says, "Tell him 'I am' sent you."In Hebrew, the personal pronouns and the conjugations of the verb "to be" are identical to each other. Thus, "Yahweh" can mean "I," or it can mean "am," or it can mean "I am," or it can mean "I am what I am."
Ha. Take that Sir Puffin. According to Carol Anne, God said it first.
Taken. I bow my head in defeat.
It is NOT true than repeated exposure to monster trucks will necessarily turn your grandson into a conservative southern redneck. But, he might turn into a $100 per hour (2010 money) diesel mechanic. Did you know there are 4-year and advanced degrees for mechanics these days? The late professor Paul Fussell no doubt is rolling in his grave at the notion.
I was actually sad to see the clock run out on the monster truck video...that was high cool!! Since I got to Tampa in 1994 I have tried to inmerse myself in the red neck culture and language...monster trucking is it...hotter than a pop corn fart (learnt that one this week)can you imagine how many lasers can those trucks haul?!!
Watched "Billy the Exterminator" in the hotel room in between a couple of high-school reunion events. That got me my fill of good 'ol redneck culture.