20170328 – Who Put That Frigging Ice Berg On The Slopes.


Tuesday – cold and sunny.

Awesome days skiing with Helen. 4″ fresh powder, nice and cold. Much easier skiing on Utah’s finest powder rather than ice or a slush puppy. Then dragged kicking and screaming to Tipsy Tuesday for a couple of beers – Cutthroat is actually quite good.

Get to catch up on TV in the evening. Our social whirl seems to have calmed down.

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Greatest George Carlin Quotes

Beatrix enjoying Helns handmade blanket.

I think everyone should treat one another in a Christian manner. I will not, however, be responsible for the consequences.

“When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?” This title offends all three major religions, and even vegetarians!

Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself.

And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National Institute of Pancakes: It reads, and I quote, “Fuck waffles.”

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Have you ever noticed that the lawyer always smiles more than the client?

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Many non-Muslims have not wanted to look too closely into Islam. It’s upsetting. They choose to believe that Islam is “peaceful” and “tolerant” (as Muslim apologists keep assuring them). That’s a comforting fiction, but also dangerous, as it minimizes the menace, and keeps too many in the imperiled West whistling in the dark. It is especially disturbing to see those in positions of power, who are supposed to instruct and protect us, choose rather to dismiss Islamic terrorism as “having nothing to do with Islam,” or as being carried out by “misunderstanders of Islam” (Barack Obama). Others declare that Muslim terrorists “defame” Islam (General Mattis), or insist that what those terrorists do constitutes a “perversion of the faith” (General McMaster, Theresa May).

Yeah, May signs the Article 50 letter.

No matter how many times Muslim terrorists declare quite clearly the justification for their attacks by quoting from the Qur’an and Hadith, no matter how many learned clerics similarly justify these attacks by citing Islamic jurisconsults, many of us Infidels still refuse to connect Islam to Islamic terrorism, and further declare that anyone who does so is guilty of Islamophobia, an unpardonable offense in today’s topsy-turvy world.

Islamic fundamentalists are at war with us. Go read the Quran, it’s all in there. Clear instructions.

One Jew, a Holocaust survivor, who was asked what he had learned from the Second World War, replied: “When somebody says he wants to kill you, you should believe him.” Everything is so clear and obvious, yet, we do not want to learn.

As for the moderate Muslims. Well yes of course they exist, but their voice is a mere whisper in the wilderness, you certainly don’t hear them shouting from the minarets. They may well disagree with the violence but fear, community pressure and risk of being declared an apostate – we all know what their fate is – stops them from speaking out. How many have co-operated with the government programmes? How many have told the authorities of the terrorists in their midst?


Wednesday – cool and sunny.

Free days skiing at Deer Valley, courtesy of a voucher from Bob. Ideal chance to re-evaluate Deer Valley, should I buy a season pass here next year? It’s a great blue bird day.

Article 50 letter is delivered. At last we’re on our way out.

On the plus side the lodges and lounges are luxurious; coffees cheaper; free newspapers. They don’t have toilets nor restrooms but have luxurious, clean gentlemen’s lounges complete with Orchids. No lift lines. Best of all no scumboarders.

But it’s oh so icy. Worst of all it seems so busy and crowded. Despite there being no scumboarders I’m constantly looking over my shoulder. Seems so busy and yet it’s only mid week. I would dread to be here on a busy weekend.

Conclusion I’ll stick with Park City. The runs are much wider, more of them and a phenomenal ability to soak up the skiers once you’re on the mountain. Best of all the locals pass is half the price at $600, with 6 buddy passes, 6 ski with a friend and free lift access over summer.

Well today is our 1776 moment as we finally fire the starting gun on our escape from the Evil Union.

Yeah, at last we’re on our way out of the Evil Union.

Shortly after 4.30pm yesterday, Mrs May signed a letter notifying the European Council of Britain’s intention to leave the EU. Once the letter is handed over today, two years of talks will begin on the terms of withdrawal allowed under Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.

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EU Jokes – It’s No Laughing Matter
A Greek, an Irishman and a Portuguese go into a bar and order a drink. Who picks up the bill?
A German.

The Eurozone credit ratings are like a frying pan.
Greece at the bottom…

The starting gun is fired on our escape from the Evil Union.

Oh dear. The eurozone’s Facebook page has changed its currency status from ‘single’ to ‘it’s complicated’.

NEWS FLASH: Greece has approached the IMF for a €60bn loan after they were turned down by Wonga

In heaven: the cooks are French,
the policemen are English,
the mechanics are German,
the lovers are Italian,
and the bankers are Swiss.

In hell: the cooks are English,
the policemen are German,
the mechanics are French,
the lovers are Swiss
and the bankers are Italian.

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I’m sure the Evil Union will be out to make an example of us and make us suffer. But we should stand no messing from them, we should pay our dues, honour any agreements but any belligerence from them, then let’s just walk out and revert to WTO. After all the tariffs cut both ways.

“There must be consequences when you leave,” one senior European source said. “British people must feel it. Damage is important to show that EU membership means something in terms of people’s lives. A damage-free Brexit will be a big problem for the story of why the EU is necessary.”

Meanwhile here in the American press there’s not a mention of Article 50. They’re all too busy coping with Trump.


Thursday – rain, sleet and snow.

Chicken out of skiing today. It’s raining down here and looks like a white out on the mountain. Forecast is for rain, sleet and snow most of the day. Not done bad so far this season as I’m on day 46 of skiing. That works out at just under $14 a day.

Fiona’s ski boots. They cost the grand sum of $0.50.

Blistering barnacles if it doesn’t turn out sunny most of the morning. That’ll teach me to trust a weather forecast. Go for a bike ride down to the Old Barn. They have a bike repair station there so I pump up my tyres and tighten up my brakes.

Go and meet Wendy at the Christian Centre. Off up to Main Street to try on this vivid blue Marmot ski jacket. Awesome colour and it looks like I’ll have to go for Large.

Then it’s back to the CC to pick up a trolley load of food we’ve been given. Two ginormous cakes, ones Key Lime, big enough to feed 10. Tough look for Fiona she’s dipped out on it.

Why do I call Park City paradise? Well apart from the awesome mountains and skiing in winter. There’s a great social life. Summer bring biking and hiking in those mountains, along with free concerts most evenings.

Then there’s the bus service. Not only is it FREE but it also has FREE onboard WIFI. How neat is that and the driver are oh so helpful and friendly.

Mind you I’ve not come across “70 dark eyed, full breasted, perpetual virgins”.
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The way we treat our armed police officers is really disturbing. They get well trained and then in an incident have a split second to make a life or death decision. Then if they shoot they’re suspended and hung out to dry.

Now I realise we can’t just give them carte blanch to shoot anyone who offends them. But come on there has to be a better way. Surely they should always be given the benefit of the doubt.

Marine Le Pen, the National Front presidential election candidate, wants to go even further, and has announced her intention to create a “presumption of legitimate defence” for officers who shoot a suspect. This would place the onus on the suspect’s family to prove that the shooting was unlawful.

Interesting approach.


Friday – cold and snowing.

Spring is here.

8″ new snow overnight. Can’t miss that, especially as I wont be skiing tomorrow. Forecast sounds ok. WRONG. Petra flops of processing power; terabytes of data; IBM Watson AI; more models than Hornby train sets in a toy shop; a cast of thousands; and still they get it wrong.

It’s bucketing it down with snow. Visibility is so bad even Heathcliff of “Withering Heights” acclaim would be lost. Add to that flat light and you’ve got the makings of yet another crazy skier pin.

Time for a well earned coffee and do my blog.

Saw the ultimate in hardiness, or was it stupidity, as a guy skis in a Spyder jumper. Everyone else is out in there extreme weather gear, but not this geezer. It’s a love your goretex day. But there has to be something magical about skiing on such a day.

Pick the hertz mobile up. This time we get a Jeep Compass SUV, a good upgrade from a 2 door Nissan micro or similar.

Now we’re mobile it’s a good opportunity to do some shopping – joy.

In the evening we catch up on a wealth TV. It’s becoming a major task keeping on top of where we’re up to with all the programs and a real memory test on plots. When will they simplify characters with one off of each male, female, bald, with hair, black, white. Either that or name tags or colour code them.
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Greatest George Carlin Quotes

I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it.

The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

“No comment” is a comment.

If a man smiles all the time, he’s probably selling something that doesn’t work.

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After the recent Westminster Bridge terrorist attack deputy assistant Metropolitan police commissioner said:

Jasper finally gives Beatrix a cuddle.

They’ve arrested many people in connection with the attack, but they say he acted alone. He was a “very religious” Muslim following an Islamic State modus operandi — running down people in a car and then getting out and stabbing — that other Islamic jihadis have followed in the recent past, and they say, “We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this.”

British officials don’t admit that there is an Islamic jihad against Britain and the non-Muslim world in general, and so of course they don’t understand why he did this. When the last pockets of resistance are conquered and Sharia is fully implemented in Britain, the last Briton who remembers that Britain was once a free society but, like the overwhelming majority of his countrymen, is concerned above all to observe politically correct niceties and never appear “racist,” will say of his new masters and overlords: “We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why they conquered and subjugated us.”

Thankfully he wasn’t around in the 2nd World War when the V2 Rockets rained down on London, as I’m sure he’d have been there saying “We don’t understand where they’ve come from.”

Come on get real. Smell the coffee they, islamic fundamentalists from the religion of pieces and permanent offence, are at war with us. Their aim is World domination by islam and will not stop until we are all dhimmis subjugated under sharia law. Doubt it? Go read the quran.


Saturday – hot and sunny.

Shopping. New pair of Levis for me all of $16.

Wendy gets her fix at the supermarket, I get mine at Starbucks.

After lunch I go for a bike ride down the rail trail. Then bugger me if I don’t fall off my bike as I come to a halt at our garage. One of those really embarrassing moments, a bit like when you fall as you come to a standstill on your skis. Perhaps I’ll have to take up Tiddlywinks, Bridge or chess.

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Qur’an Gangbang episode 9: Total Plagiarism

Sunday – cool and snowing

Rain and snow forecast but after a day off I need to ski so I risk it.

Where is everyone. I came on the bus thinking parking would be difficult but there’s fewer cars than Christians at a prayer meeting in Tehran.

Wow it’s as icy as Europe on a bad day. Quarter load, a green off Crescent, and the main route down is sheet ice. It looks perfectly groomed, you can see the perfect corduroy, but It’s under a thin layer of sheet ice. Should have bought my Hockey skates. Then it’s onto teeth rattling crud. It’s rain, sleet and snow depending how high up the mountain you are.

At least on the plus side visibility is not bad and there’s no queues.

Well time to buy my locals season pass for next year. $639 and not like me to say it but great value. $49 now and the rest in September. 6 buddy pass and 6 ski with a friends worth about $300 and then there’s free lift access all summer.

Next year I really need to get super fit before I come out and make the most of February and early March. Also need to ski iron mountain side of the Canyons more – Copperhead and Alpenglow are just two awesome runs over there. This spring skiing on slush and ice is not fun.

Time for a very early coffee and some blogging while it softens up out there.

After lunch we go round to the apes ski party. Good food and company. Best of my first wine in a week.

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The simple pleasure of a bike ride in the fresh mountain air in the sunshine with all this glorious scenery around you.

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Monday – cool and sunny.

Yeah it’s our 46th Wedding anniversary.

Off skiing with Helen. Then disaster happens.

How did it happen this year. Well this has to be the 10th time I’ve related this today. I’m 5 foot 8 inches tall, weigh 186 pounds, I was wearing a helmet, I wasn’t skiing fast, I did fall, regrettably I had not been drinking……

I’m coming down and there’s a guy ahead of me on the ground and his skis uphill from him so I start to slow down to pick his ski up for him and see if he’s ok. Then I see it. A 2 foot ice bolder on the run. Yet again Newtons laws of motion are seen to be observed and I go over the top and land on my reinforced femur yet again.

The guy on the ground really perks me up by saying “Yeah that’s what just got me.”

He gets up and lugs the ice bolder off to the side. I get up and think about skiing down. A tad painful so I call on my buddies in the ski patrol to sled me down, yet again.

The rest is just a repeat. X-ray in the medical centre, no breaks showing but they despatch me to PC hospital for a CAT scan.

Don’t you just love the nurse screening questions, especially “am I depressed”. You bet. 3rd year in a row I’ve had an accident. And best of all it’s the same dam leg. At least this year I got 49 days skiing in.

Anyway CAT scan reveals a broken hip. “But you’re lucky” says the doctor. I can walk on it, no surgery needed and it will heal itself. Interesting use of the word lucky, but hey ho it could have been a hell of a lot worse. Walk on it but no skiing. What about day 50?

The one advantage is that being a regular everyone’s on first name terms and we’re on Christmas card lists.

Wrong place, wrong time. What a bitch. If only the Yurt had been open we’d have stopped for coffee and missed it. If only I’d followed Helen to the right around the trees. If only I’d not bothered to try and pick his ski up. If only…. If only….

Bugger Luke 10:25-37, I’m beginning to think ski by is the new philosophy.

Remember that all important saying:

“Accept the things you can’t change; have the courage to change those things you can; and the wisdom to know the difference”.

Time to get back on the surfboard of life.

Thankfully our good friends Helen and George are there for us. Now they’ve upgraded from Uber to Ambulance drivers.

Get back home. Percocet tablets for pain and some Zinfandel for my sanity. Sleep downstairs, fortunately there’s no pain sitting, sleeping or drinking. It’s just when I’m swinging along on my crutches, fortunately I’ve not forgotten my training – “up with the good, down with the bad”. It’s a bit like “plane face edge, plane face side, gauge and plane to wide, gauge and plane to thickness”. How could I ever forget. If anybodies confused by that then email me and I’ll explain.

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Says it all. Thank the FSM I’d bought next years season pass yesterday.

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Farage:

“What the politicians have done to our country over last 15 years may affect the way we live for the next 100 years.”

So true. The brainless multicultural experiment from the bed wetting liberals has truly screwed us.