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THE Fucking Shit (PDF Download) Unfinished and canned in 2019. Re-rolled for the Great Australian World Shitpaper Crisis of 2020. “THE Fucking Shit” was a production from the 2019 Flame Zone Dream Build mission to the edge. Beginning as a grand exit mic drop testament, it’s an attempt to create a stream of consciousness in… Continue reading THE Fucking Shit
A 2020 Repost for The CUT. The keystone of ‘The Story’ of the millennium, now set in The CUT. Find it in the main article, with PDF downloads (including the original 2002 version), connecting links and descriptions: The Memoir of the Millennium.
Part Two Preview 2019: The Flame Zone Dream Build, Do or Die, No Plan-B Mission (Part One) A sculpture of an island volcano, with fuel added to the hot coals of the crater for effect. Built on the abandoned water tank pad of the FZDB site. July 2019. So far as I know there was… Continue reading 2019: The Flame Zone Dream Build, Do or Die, No Plan-B Mission (Part Two Preview)
If you ain’t in the loop, you can’t get the joke. And who gets the last laugh? An extension to the XV anniversary post of “Motherfucking Earthquake Wave Nirvana”.
Photo blog October 2018. Originally posted to Facebook. Winners are grinners. The human race, does it get any better than this? After the run Schaf and I had just skied it was hard to comprehend. It was some higher level reality shit. As good as it gets. End of story?…… The storm blew into another… Continue reading Team Selfie: Spring 1997
Just in case you missed it: Making news around the world… These tweeted photos were freely shared and used by many major international news organisations on Jan 2. Summer snow can get dirty, but I’m guessing this is fair dinkum, and not just the smoky light. Interesting timing, following my Facebook posts… Dreams Love Fucking… Continue reading 1/01/2020
Das Steel’s 2019 Year In Review. Part One.
The XV Anniversary Special. Contains the original trip report written 2006, with additional posts, including the first ever explanation of how it led from 2001. Plus more…
A Pipe Dream Sparks? Continued… (An Introduction) Mark was leaving. I was bummed. His course was finishing in a few weeks. He had some work lined up starting later in spring, abseiling or something. Before that he was hitting the road in the Bluebird and was going to do some hardcore backcountry sessions. So I was going to be on my own again, with no crew, trying to adjust to a ‘normal’ life…
The beginning of The Memoir of the Millennium. The 2020 New Year reformatted version.
(First posted as a postscript to The Day We Will Never Forget.) People are always asking, did I know about Tyler Durden’s birthmark. Yeah nah. Actually yeah, nah nah. Nobody ever asked, and I only just read the book a couple months ago. This year was the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, but the… Continue reading Fight Club: The 2019 Flame Zone Dream Build Read
December 2019: It was one score years ago…
December 2019: It was one score years ago… (Posted to Facebook 9/12/2019 at 12 noon AEDT, 11 minutes before the NZ White Island Volcanic Eruption (01:11 UTC), at the conclusion of the “Flame Zone Dream Build” Winter/Spring 2019 mission.) Is she out there? Dead or alive? Don’t worry. I only want her head on a… Continue reading We Need To Talk About Yasmine El Orfi (Part One)
Hands up, before Donald Trump had won, by securing victory in the Rust Belt states, who wrote something about him? Who wrote more than a tweet? Who wrote a tweet? Who retweeted or shared something about him on social media? Who just clicked on a ‘like’ button? Hands down. Hands up, who had an opinion… Continue reading Trumping Territorial Pissings
The week before Easter 2002, I wrote about 9/11 for the first time. I had become stranded in the capital and had time to reflect on what I’d done and what had happened to me and I was having difficulty processing it. Writing it down didn’t help. It was just as much of a mindfuck… Continue reading 2002: Writing 9/11…Give Me A Break!
Written in 2007 and first posted in 2017. Follows from Motherfucking Earthquake Wave Nirvana. 5/06/2017. Monday. Time I did some work? Catch up on some old deadlines. Should have posted this as an X anniversary last April. Better late than never. 2.4.7. My World Here We Go Again… Friday before Good Friday 2007, I got… Continue reading 2.4.7. My World