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Topic: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd (Read 1363 times) previous topic - next topic

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Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #25
That's pretty good.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #26
by pretty good you mean hilarious, right?

Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #27
I dunno. It's kind of cheap humor but I did laugh. The fact that it is possible and they did it is bittersweet funny.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #28
It's not cheap if you're immersed in the mess that is outdoor sports imagery. Those sorts of images are classic advertising and they're pretty sexist and annoying, and a lot of people are frustrated by how ridiculous they are and that a lot of pros play along with it because they depend on sponsorships to survive.  The fact that a gear company like OR came out and said "hey this is sexist, stop doing it" is laudable and pretty surprising.

Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #29
Especially a crossover company like OR which depends a lot more on imagery and a lot less on reputation of specialty gear quality. This isn't Mammut or Petzl.

Re: Stevie's Mountaineering Adventures Cont'd
Reply #30
Here's my awesome climbing buddy on the approach to base camp with the north aspect of Mt. Baker behind her:

She's too cute to be hanging out with a pinhead.
Inorite!