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Re: “Vintage green

a toast to ten spoons for taking the initiative on what their customers really want- and what the industry needs.

Posted by elkamino on 06/17/2010 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Winds of change

kudos to jason for pushing strong into this anti-wind headwind. decentralized energy production is to way to go.

Posted by elkamino on 06/17/2010 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Missoula's Pipestone Mounteering to close

stizz's attitude speaks for itself. speakin ill of the dead, what a pissy duche.

i have no connections to any retail outlet, but in my few experiences at pipestone i found the staff knowledgable, chill and full of deals. still, i've patronized all of these expensive stores over the years and generally been okay with each. one issue sticks in my craw, however, so let me explain.

it's been ongoing for a long time, but missoula's long had a bullshit territoriality of shop owners/patrons, an especially lame situation considering that consumers can avoid it entirely by buying whatever we want almost always cheaper online. that actually makes me wonder how REI's expansion would truly affect these businesses- i mean does this coveted "outdoor segment" actually go "shopping," just out on the town to BROWSE merchandise? aren't we adventurists supposed to be seizing the day? i mean, all that colorful stuff has been available online w/free delivery to their smaller store for years anyway, so is "bigger" really an issue? i'm fairly outdoorsy, and i've been told that the new store is "amazing," but i still haven't found the reason to go "browsing" out there, just to check out the new megastore on north freakin reserve.

Posted by elkamino on 06/02/2010 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Brucellosis

Sen. Barrett reminds us that Montanans have a constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment. Just as soon as she gets her damn cows out of our trout stream we should start listening.

Until then, let's remember that it was DOMESTICATED CATTLE that were responsible for dumping the brucella pathogen into our ungulate population, not the other way around. As such, its the people of Montana, aka the "owners" of our state wildlife, who should have a case against cattle producers for introducing this menace to our native wildlife. That some invasive cattle will occasionally abort their firstborn is of far less concern to the taxpayer, Senator.

If Barrett thinks hunters are going to roll over and allow FWP to relinquish management to the very agency that has f'd bison hunting and management for decades she is gravely mistaken.

Posted by elkamino on 04/22/2010 at 6:03 AM

Re: “"He had no idea"

well, at least it looks like tei raised her right, confident and thoughtful in her self and body, despite his self-rightous bigotry. poor kid, having to deal with that!

and please realize it wasn't his daughter who humiliated him. tei nash did that all by himself when he proudly and defiantly called his website "notmybathroom", while all along, one of those "suffering from the gay" was actually going #1 and #2, right in his bathroom, all along. the horrors!

the problem with these christian extremists is that he'll just see his daughter's sexual honesty as satan doing due diligence, forcing gayness right into his hateful home, a powerful and important test by his all-loving and all-knowing god. loving her and accepting her for who she is will excommunicate him from his ever-judging friends, and its only by staying strong in this pious "test" that he'll be able to enter eternal heaven.

funny, but as far as i can tell, that so-called kingdom of god is piling up with pedophilic priests, racists, bigots and the haters of anything different than some sketcher's twisted lil' world view, and if that's the case then these selfish jagoffs can have it.

heaven for the climate, hell for the company.

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Posted by elkamino on 04/13/2010 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Prophetic vision

that review by erik's right. i left this FREE show last night feeling used.

first off, its only partly accurate to call this a documentary- it's really more of a publicity/propaganda/marketing piece for what comes off as a self-absorbed celebrity photographer and "his" little "find," tyler bryant. using an impressive interview session as the basis of the film, Knight and the filmmaker exploit multiple celebrity friends and an alzheimer's suffering mother(!, see it to believe it) through a tack-on in order to add compassion to the shooter's resume. but it comes off as jarring, egoist and manipulative for the sake of bringing a poignant little wrap-up narrative at the end.

to be clear, tyler bryant is very talented, and some of the concert footage (steve vai, in particular) was extraordinary. but it would be very interesting to hear what the young guitar protege's father- the one who said "no thanks" to the $500,000 contract ON PRINCIPLE when his boy was a teen- has to say about his decision to get on board what is essentially a marketing movie. but i doubt we'd get to hear about that in this one, as its painfully obvious that what he had to say didn't fit into this forced, over-produced narrative.

i understand the challenges of young filmmakers, budding musicians and crusty photographers, and i really wanted to dig this film. but this fawning ego piece gives nothing to the viewer.

1 star

Posted by elkamino on 04/08/2010 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Mountain fever

goddam does smetanka know his shit or what

Posted by elkamino on 04/08/2010 at 7:21 AM

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