The End is Nigh

Institute of Buildering

ok. a quick one.
if there is an INSTITUTE OF BUILDERING, what are the required programmes and curriculum that should be included in it? Eg: an introduction to equipments, emergency room. etc?

Jul 02, 2004

Defecto Strikes Back

About a month ago I received a letter from a scholarly gentleman named M, who pointed out my incorrect usage of the word "whomever".

M then goes on to comment on the book, "The Urban Adventurer's Guide to the University of Washington", by Captain Defecto. M describes it as "primarily bland, plagiarized building descriptions and useless, pixelated photographs".

The following is Defecto's response to M's statement, and if his book is anything like his letter, then it's a highly enjoyable piece of writing.

dear "m",

i'd like to start off by saying from the bottom of my heart, "fuck you". it's whining pussies like you (and it's obvious you are one because of your nit-picking) that give buildering a bad rap. you and your kind contribute nothing to the activity but inane commentary and ridiculous photos of yourselves gripping for dear life to the sides of a buildings while your toes scrape the ground. but rather than simply tell you that you're an asshole (something i'm sure you already know) i'd like to address the beef you have with my book. as far as the pictures are concerned, i will agree that they did not come...

Jun 25, 2004

Father's Day

Parkour: PKCA 4

Climb Rocks?

Great website. I wanted to clarify your views on climbing those big mineral thingys, y'know rocks. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that you're down on this on the whole.

Jun 02, 2004

Who vs. Whom, LA Climbs vs. UW Guidebook

In your "First Annual Buildering Contest" article, "whomever suggested it," should read "whoever suggested it." "Whom" is an objective pronoun, "who" is a subjective pronoun.

May 12, 2004

I don't want a pickle


A fine specimen of the crap
I search through on Google.

Sorry about the delinquency on the postings. Summer is here and I'm having a really hard time spending my time indoors.

So here I am, it's Friday and I'm desperately searching for what is new in the world of buildering. I must say it isn't as easy a task as it used to be. When I first started up this website back in 2001, a google search for buildering brought up 72 results. Now there are 4760. Back then, the term "buildering" was only used by a select few active builderers, so any google hit likely procured rewarding results. Now the term appears in every forum, newspaper, magazine, and personal website, and unfortunately these links are rarely rewarding. So I'm forced to come up with some original material… of which I have none. Not this week kiddies. I've been too busy riding my motorcycle.

So go climb something and send me a picture.

May 07, 2004

Travels: Yosemite 04