Thursday, February 15, 2007

Beggars Can't be Choosers Part 2: When Is Rockclimbing Downhill?

Suggested Titles:

1. Somebody Beat Them To It Half a Decade Ago
2. What Can Be More Sooo Long Ago Than Ice Climber?
3. When Is Rockclimbing Downhill?

Once upon a time, there was this brown crew of attention whores who braved Mt. Everest.

End of story.

Dull? I know.

Newsflash: First to climb to summit: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953.

It's not like they went there first. See, I really don't get all this glamour with the first group of Filipino climbers to brave the peaks of Mt Everest. It's not as fun as the first time it was challenged half a century ago, and the unnecessary publicity goes to show just how inadequate we are.

We were so busy with their glory that we might have forgotten one minor detail: It took us fifty years to challenge Everest. That's fifty years too late, and that's saying a lot if it comes from somebody with severe punctuality issues like myself.

We might as well take pride in being the only country that refused to climb Everest. How about that? That would have meant something else, but certainly never the fact that it took us that many years to climb Everest. Not that anybody will care to notice, but think of that as us doing a whole plenty of misleading.

See, we could've been the only country that didn't give a fuck care.

I'm sure they think they're pretty impressive, but I don't give a fuck think they're pretty impressive care. I personally don't care. I seriously don't. See, there's not much of an achievement in something that everybody's been doing, not in front of the camera for the most part, for the last fifty years now.

But then again, these Filipino mountain climbers didn't mind getting famous. They're taking in the glory, or the popularity wherever they can get it.

I guess beggars can't be choosers.

And yeah, I know this one's waaay overdue. I mean, do any of you actually remember anyone from that supposedly "historical" breakthrough? Yeah, I figgered just as much.


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