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Options May 1, 2012: Special Guest famous alpinist Kelley Cordes! Jay is wetting himself with excitiement!

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Thunk Tank Jay   Montage de Intro   Options  
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Brigitt  die beisst ein Goldfisch an   Options Beat Frauleins: Female Pop Germany 1964-1968 (V/A) 
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Listener comments!

  7:02pm rahrahrahrah:

Happy May Day!
  7:04pm A. Librarian:

Each year, archives, libraries, museums, and historic preservation organizations set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay, an initiative to protect the nation's cultural heritage.
  7:05pm Burl Ives:

Happy May Day! Say, how come WFMU never plays my records?
  7:07pm Caryn:

Happy May Day! Apparently by Thunk Tank standards our whole nation is communist, since we celebrate this holiday like crazy. Only Christmas is bigger.
  7:08pm Cliff:

Caryn, by many American's standards, all of Western Europe and even Canada is Communist.
  7:10pm Burl Ives:

Don't eat the brown acid!
  7:10pm Philo Gristle:

No more rain! No more rain!
  7:13pm Caryn:

@Cliff: true enough. Of course, we are the place where Karl Marx and Lenin had their one and only meeting, so I suspect that might work against us in some people's minds...
  7:14pm Phil:

Bronwyn: You just said the "S" word. Dump opportunity missed. -Phil formerly from Belleville, now from San Mateo, CA.
  7:15pm Fredericks:

Who's got the "dump" button?
  7:15pm Philo Gristle:

I heard that the Finn abbreviation SF was known in the US as Soviet Finland.
  7:16pm Curator Dave:

I'll buy a climber some shoes.
  7:16pm Phil:

You were talking about your class — said something like "lay pipe & shit like that."
  7:16pm dale:

what is jay's new motor sickle? a 'bunch of boxes on it' makes me think he got a bmw dualsport
  7:17pm Fredericks:

Shoes for Industry!
  7:17pm kat330:

@Caryn: I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain our elementary school world geography books lumped Finland (by color) with the USSR. Very strange to hear from JT about the historical animosity between those countries.
  7:17pm Listener John from NJ who lives in NJ:

@Caryn: I don't understand what you meant about Lenin & Marx meeting. Lenin was 13 yrs old and living at home in Russia when Karlo Marx died in 1883.
  7:18pm JayBe:

Me thinks Dale is right.
  7:18pm kat330:

Here's a smart reuse of shoes: http://inhabitat.com/giant-monkey-sculpture-made-from-thousands-of-flip-flops/
  7:19pm JayBe:

Or a Triumph. Tiger. Rrroarrr.
  7:19pm Listener John from NJ who lives in NJ:

@kat330 Were your history books published before 1917? Finland would have been an unwilling part of the Russian Empire at the time . . .
  7:19pm Upsidedown Mike:

I like that everyone is reporting the "S" word mess-up as sort-of reporting the DJs as suspicious.
  7:19pm Ralphine:

I'm pretty sure that Bronwyn said "shit like that."
  7:19pm Chris:

That mention of living of Fear reminded me of this really good documentary.
  7:22pm Sean:

The Power of Nightmares?! Yes, that's by Adam Curtis. Download every Adam Curtis documentary you can. He is amazing!
  7:22pm kat330:

@LJfNJWLiNJ: Ya know, I ALMOST added that I'm not THAT old. :) And now seeing the phrase "Soviet Finland," I'm pretty sure that's what we were taught in the Midwest in the '60s.
  7:23pm Philo Gristle:

I hope the new Triumphs don't leak oil like the old ones... our stream is leaking oil though. Blip. Blip. Blip.
  7:24pm kat330:

Probably the history revisionists of Texas textbook infamy.
  7:27pm JayBe:

New Triumphs are like new Japanese bikes. Finally awesome.
  7:28pm JayBe:

I can hear you guys drinking. Ill drink to that.
  7:28pm Philo Gristle:

Or old Japanese bikes. Still awesome.
  7:29pm JayBe:

Yes. Still awesome. Two wheels however you like it.
  7:31pm Caryn:

@PG: I like to think of us as the SciFi nation. It's a preferable SF.

@LJ: yeah, they didn't actually meet, but interestingly, a restaurant here used to advertise itself as the one place where they met. In reality, just Lenin and Stalin hung out there. Still, whether we refer to the "stories for tourists" or the real history, I think some people would draw negative conclusions about the area.
  7:32pm dale:

i'm a midget so tigers are out of my reach. the bonnevilles do nothing for me. i have one of the burgman megascooters amazing machines
  7:34pm JayBe:

Bring the rucku, dale
  7:34pm JayBe:

  7:34pm Philo Gristle:

@caryn I wanted to get my email at sci.fi when I was still there, but didn't fit my area or budget.
  7:37pm dale:

jay, arrange a meet up at hawks nest or bear mtn - i'll be there!
  7:38pm Philo Gristle:

If I was made of money, and had an actual commute a Guzzi V7 would be just fine. As it is, I'm happy with my 30+ year old sub-$1K Honda 250. Good way to learn basic mechanics.
  7:38pm kat330:

[Obama's been addressing the nation for the past several minutes, FYI]
  7:38pm Fredericks:

"How you get there is more important than getting to the top."
  7:40pm kat330:

@Philo: "Unia" case, sweetos: If I WERE ... as if it still mattered.
  7:40pm JayBe:

Bear mountain for sure. Meet at Rockwell cycles before or after.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Bronwyn C:

Kat--what is Obama talking about?
  7:41pm kat330:

Jay or anyone listening, have you climbed Half Dome in Yosemit?
@Bronwyn: Afghanistan. Trying to read CC's while listening to your show. :)
  7:41pm kat330:

  7:43pm JayBe:

Speech is about official end of war and beginning of normal occupation (police state)
  7:44pm dale:

i had a milf crush on the lady that co-owns the place a long time ago. not so much anymore. they are the only place upstate that has sensible hi-viz clothes. name the time and place - dalesworld@citlink.net
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Bronwyn C:

Thanks, Jaybe. Just wanted to make sure the Bad Thing wasn't happening.
  7:46pm JayBe:

Not bad if you consider a us military presence to infinity is not bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Bronwyn C:

@JayBe: You mean like what we have here in the US?
  7:47pm JayBe:

That was a joke.
  7:48pm JayBe:

  7:49pm JayBe:

MOTORCYCLES. and Thunk Tank
  7:49pm Listener John from NJ who lives in NJ:

@ Caryn: That's really interesting. I gather that you actually are in Finland today.

Do you know if the Soviets actually occupied Finland during or after WWII? I know that Finland & the USSR went to war in 1940.

Caryn, I always read in the newspaper that people in Finland score high on international happiness surveys, and that the schools are the best in the world. Sounds good to me!

@kat330 -- When I was in elementary school in the late 1960s/early 1970s, we had to learn to spell the names of all kinds of countries that no longer existed (e.g., Bechuanaland, Sidi Ifni) because the spelling textbooks were really, really, really outdated.
  7:50pm kat330:

Cool! Yosemite is my "happy place"!
  7:50pm Ralphine:

Speak for yourself about that dying part.
  7:50pm Kat in Chicago:

That's the other Kat asking, I have been silent thus far :) Great interview!
  7:51pm kat330:

Hi, Kat!
  7:52pm Kat in Chicago:

Hi, Kat!
  7:52pm kat330:

I used to live in Chicago, too. Well, in Evanston.
  7:52pm Kat in Chicago:

Close enough. I was in Rogers Park for a very long time, and worked at Northwestern for a very short time.
  7:53pm Reality Check:

@JayBe: The US economy dipped back down to a 2.2% annual rate this past quarter, just as it did last spring. An economy needs 4% or better to see clear job and income growth. We have been stagnating since 2007 now. -- So expect to keep hearing *plenty* more from the "in" party about their "great" foreign policy and military work.
  7:53pm I X Key!:

YES!!! Halfdome in Yosemite! It's beautiful! Also, Washburn print is really beautiful!
  7:54pm Philo Gristle:

@LJFNJWLINJ Finland? Happy? I always thought it had the highest suicide rates and severe alcohol problems.... but I've been gone for more than a decade so maybe its better now. School system does get high marks these days.
  7:54pm I X Key!:

Washburn Point
  7:54pm Kat in Chicago:

Haha, I have many psychological issues but multiple personality isn't one of them!
  7:55pm kat330:

We are TRULY two different Kats. Your ISP check should confirm that, Bronwyn. :)
  7:56pm Corey:

It probably protects his neck from the sun.
  7:56pm kat330:

@I X Key!: Floating on a raft on Mirror Lake staring up at Half Dome, or tubing down the mighty Merced River.....wonderful memories.
  7:57pm Listener John from NJ who lives in NJ:

@Philo Gristle: I may be wrong about the happiness quotient, but I know that in the last few years Lithuania has had the highest suicide rate in Europe. I don't know why. . .
  7:57pm Caryn:

@LJ: no, they didn't occupy. According to the terms of the peace treaty, they got some of our eastern, Karelian territories, which many people are still seriously pissed about. There are occasional demands to "get Karelia back". After the war was over, we also had to chase the German troops out of Finland. They razed a lot of Lapland to the ground while retreating to Norway.
We're pretty pleased with things here. Sure, there are improvements to be made, and plenty of suicides (the darkness, grimness and drinking all add to that), but also lots of positive sides, like the good and free school system, welfare state, 100 % literacy, one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates etc.
  7:57pm JayBe:

Is it all business up front?
  7:59pm kat330:

Jay, give my love to Yosemite!!!!!
  7:59pm Caryn:

We have been voted the happiest and best country to live in several times in recent years. Those numbers are based on both statistics and surveys asking citizens how satisfied they are with their lives. It is an interesting contrast with the suicide rates. We're a country of extremes, apparently.
  7:59pm Reality Check:

Ken's gonna be frozen in the tank next to Walt Disney, and will return to save FMU in its hour of greatest need, like King Arthur or the Hidden Imam...
  8:00pm Caryn:

@RC: heh!
  8:00pm kat330:

@Reality Check: Hey, Burl told you NOT to eat the brown acid!
  8:01pm Philo Gristle:

Good show, good playlist. Thanks everybody & g'night! Ride & climb safe!
  2:55pm sam hell:

Good interview - he was entertaining.
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