23 April 2008

The Feud Escalates

I just received an angry email from a Singlehanded Transpacker, obviously irritated by my Nietzche insult (and the followup email with a Sartre jab). He has challenged us thusly:
Just don't harp on Rilke (I know I know, he's a poet) and don't mind the coffee grounds I leave for you in my existential wake! BTW, good on you for quitting the stuff.
Notice how he tries to lighten the insult with the coffee-quitting compliment thing? That's how these SHTPers operate, they want to lure you in with kind words then attack you with all of their book-learning.

And you wonder why nobody will sail with them?

13 comments:

Tillerman said...

Geeze. What is it with you third-of-the-way across the Pacific sailors and minor German poets?

I consider myself well-educated but I'd never heard of this Rilke dude till you mentioned him.

EVK4 said...

Rilke is used by moody artistic college guys to lure girls when the acoustic guitar fails. They put on a beret, open a book of his poems, and sit angrily on the steps of their dorm and think that girls will think they're sensitive.

Doesn't work. But then again maybe it's the beret.

Lonnie Bruner said...

"good on you". Gawd. All Aussies really say that shit. Got sick of it when I was in Melbourne a few weeks ago.

Tillerman said...

Oh? Speaking as a former moody college guy I found that the acoustic guitar never failed. I never needed the beret or the poems.

Good on you lonnie. Aussies are great. Especially the one that fell for me and my acoustic guitar.

Joe said...

I'm confused, what's going on here? Did someone leave me outside on the porch again?

Zen said...

huh?

guitars always work...well when one can play!

ahh,,what does this have to do with sailing again?

fullandby said...

OK I'll join the fray. No more anonymous replies from me, the gauntlet is down. I'm no more a "Transpacker" than you're a "Pack Cupper." Cogito: I sail therefore I am. I'm not cross packing anything. Geez, I hope that doesn't sound too moody?

lou said...

This should be fun...

EVK4 said...

You actually might be a transpacker. I submit to you this thread where it is clearly defined that you are to pack with you all the way to Hawaii anything that you "haven't eaten it first (or wiped your b*** with it). Sounds like you'll be packing a lot.

fullandby said...

I guess you'll be seeing those coffee grounds in another form then.

EVK4 said...

Now that's a good reason to sail faster! Put up the big kite, we have to get out of the way of that "existential" wake!

Tillerman said...

Wait. I'm confused. Did someone leave me out in the rain?

So now it's OK to throw stuff overboard as long as you "wipe your butt with it" first? Is this some new "save the earth" rule that I missed? How is that Mount Gay Rum bottles and Dinty Moore Beef Stew cans suddenly become biodegradable once you've wiped your butt with them?

I don't get it. But then there's a lot about you Third-of-an-ocean-packers that I don't get.

EVK4 said...

Tillerman, it's not you...it's the singlehanders....they're odd.