If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Seattle Times)   Hiker out of hospital after Joshua Tree ordeal. Just wait until he listens to 'Achtung Baby'   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 68
    More: Interesting, ordeal, hikers, Joshua Tree National Park, national parks, hospitals  
•       •       •

5518 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Oct 2010 at 5:47 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



68 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2010-10-04 05:49:26 PM
Bravo Subbtard! That is some headline WIN.

i56.tinypic.com
 
2010-10-04 05:49:53 PM
Maps, people. Maps.
 
2010-10-04 05:49:55 PM
Joshua Tree is one of my all time favs.
 
2010-10-04 05:50:15 PM
From the initial wording in the article, I thought he had survived by eating his hat.

Apparently not.
 
zez
2010-10-04 05:51:17 PM
Did they really mean to use 'hat' or was that a typo?

/story makes no sense
 
2010-10-04 05:56:47 PM
ultraholland: Maps, people. Maps.

But but but GPS.

If you can't read a map, though...

/thanks, Girl Scouts
//my old grizzled awesome coworker - who's kayaked around a good percentage of the Lake Superior shoreline amongst other adventures - was actually surprised when I told him I could read one and use a compass
///apparently that's rare these days
 
2010-10-04 05:57:23 PM
Pair-o-Dice: Joshua Tree is one of my all time favs.

What's really weird is I dug "Pop" out of mothballs the other day and it's actually aged well. I remember not liking it at all when it came out.
 
2010-10-04 05:58:40 PM
Map, GPS or just plain common sense to look behind you and pick out landmarks that you might use on the way back. J-tree can be confusing and featureless to the novice and you do face the risk of dying out there. Better just to stay home, watch the TV or type on FARK and leave the outdoors for the better trained.

/wilderness snob and proud.
//Many, many weekends spent at J-tree first as a boy scout, then as a drunken climber.
 
2010-10-04 05:59:56 PM
joshua tree is not nearly bad as some of their later stuff. it's not their early stuff, granted, but it ain't that bad.

/ymmv
//admitted u2 snob
 
2010-10-04 06:00:42 PM
Achtung Baby is arguable U2's second best album.


After Joshua Tree, of course.
 
2010-10-04 06:01:02 PM
Is he at a place called Vertigo?


graydonsheppard.com


/Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah YEAH!!!
 
2010-10-04 06:02:12 PM
The hiker who chronicled the story of his survival on his hat during six days lost in Joshua Tree National Park without food or water has been released from the hospital.

I bet his hat had more information than this article.
 
2010-10-04 06:06:16 PM
Best Album evar,

Achtung Baby that is....
 
2010-10-04 06:06:59 PM
Love hiking and climbing at J-Tree, then when I get tired I go Jeeping!

home.roadrunner.com
 
2010-10-04 06:10:47 PM
Torchsong: Pair-o-Dice: Joshua Tree is one of my all time favs.

What's really weird is I dug "Pop" out of mothballs the other day and it's actually aged well. I remember not liking it at all when it came out.


I started liking that album a heluva lot more when I figured out that it was a concept album about social justice.
 
2010-10-04 06:12:30 PM
Stanfan114: Achtung Baby is arguable U2's second best album.

2+2 arguably equals 5.
 
2010-10-04 06:18:41 PM
I liked Achtung Baby. And Zooropa.
 
2010-10-04 06:18:53 PM
Uzzah: Stanfan114: Achtung Baby is arguable U2's second best album.

2+2 arguably equals 5.


But I came here for a good argument.
 
2010-10-04 06:23:46 PM
Torchsong: Pair-o-Dice: Joshua Tree is one of my all time favs.

What's really weird is I dug "Pop" out of mothballs the other day and it's actually aged well. I remember not liking it at all when it came out.


I still enjoy Pop a lot as well. As someone who's big into electronic music, I can appreciate its influences in Pop. There's so many parts where The Edge is clearly using a guitar to try to simulate classic dance synth sounds. Its a shame U2 got scared away from the direction Pop was taking them due to initial dislike by so many fans. (Due to the long break they had taken before Pop, I don't think anything they released could have lived up to the hype.) Regardless, I think the whole experience with Pop ultimately pushed them back into doing "safe" U2 music, which is what all their albums have been since. They put out a decent song here and there still, and they're still a huge act, but they're definitely no longer cutting edge. Still, they have a career that pretty much every other band out there absolutely wishes they could duplicate.
 
2010-10-04 06:24:27 PM
At least he didn't end up like this guy after his last trip to Joshua Tree
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-10-04 06:40:48 PM
+ many

Best headline I've seen in days.
 
2010-10-04 06:45:52 PM
ultraholland: Maps, people. Maps.

Didn't work since he was where the streets have no name.

/tried way too hard on that
 
2010-10-04 06:49:09 PM
agreed. "joshua tree" and "achtung baby" are their best albums.

"the unforgettable fire" is largely forgettable, except for "pride" and "bad", IMHO.
 
2010-10-04 06:53:26 PM
snake_beater: ultraholland: Maps, people. Maps.

Didn't work since he was where the streets have no name.

/tried way too hard on that


Did that just pop into your head? Boy, that's the best joke I have heard all October. It takes a lot of pride to say "I will follow" a post like that, but with or without you, I'll keep posting.
 
2010-10-04 06:53:36 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto: ultraholland: Maps, people. Maps.

But but but GPS.

If you can't read a map, though...

/thanks, Girl Scouts
//my old grizzled awesome coworker - who's kayaked around a good percentage of the Lake Superior shoreline amongst other adventures - was actually surprised when I told him I could read one and use a compass
///apparently that's rare these days


I've never understood how someone couldn't read a map. It's a picture.
 
2010-10-04 06:59:37 PM
Pair-o-Dice: Joshua Tree is one of my all time favs.

Yesterday, I did something like...

"Hiker missing in Joshua Tree for 6 days, found- Still hasn't found what he's looking for."
 
2010-10-04 07:02:57 PM
War is the best U2 album.

/Off the lawn pal
 
2010-10-04 07:07:39 PM
Did anyone else read the farking headline as "Hitler out of hospital blah blah blah Achtung Baby..."?

/anyone?
//...anyone??
 
2010-10-04 07:13:06 PM
Anucular bum: Did anyone else read the farking headline as "Hitler out of hospital blah blah blah Achtung Baby..."?

/anyone?
//...anyone??


Aaaannd, Godwinned in 28.
 
2010-10-04 07:13:18 PM
nucular bum: //...anyone??

yup, had to go back over it
 
2010-10-04 07:15:39 PM
i936.photobucket.com


Me at J.T.
Dad lives in 29 Stumps.
 
2010-10-04 07:17:52 PM
snake_beater: ultraholland: Maps, people. Maps.

Didn't work since he was where the streets have no name.

/tried way too hard on that


If he had lit the fires of love, they may have spotted him.
 
2010-10-04 07:20:13 PM
ZMugg: Me at J.T.
Dad lives in 29 Stumps.


You're hot!
 
2010-10-04 07:26:08 PM
hophead929: War is the best U2 album.

/Off the lawn pal


I'm with you on this one.

/mainly because it's fun to sing along with "Drowing Man" in an Australian accent
 
2010-10-04 07:31:27 PM
Tillmaster: From the initial wording in the article, I thought he had survived by eating his hat.

Apparently not.


Thankfully I wasn't the only one.. I think it was "..survival on his hat.."
 
2010-10-04 07:33:45 PM
hophead929:

"War is the best U2 album.

/Off the lawn pal"


if we're going studio albums, i'd agree. but under a blood red sky is better, or at least the full version. i went through a period where the red rocks soundboard boot was the only u2 i listened to. good stuff, good stuff...
 
2010-10-04 07:35:07 PM
Driving balls at Indian Palms this weekend. If this were July they would have found bleached bones and a hat.
 
2010-10-04 07:43:43 PM
AbbeySomeone: ZMugg: Me at J.T.
Dad lives in 29 Stumps.

You're hot!


Why thank you.(blushes)
 
2010-10-04 07:48:50 PM
Well done subby, well done.
 
2010-10-04 07:49:58 PM
When did he get out of the hospital?

October! U2's best album.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-10-04 08:03:19 PM
johnnygew: At least he didn't end up like this guy after his last trip to Joshua Tree

Stolen?

/Subby ROX! XD
 
2010-10-04 08:05:13 PM
Stanfan114: Achtung Baby is arguable U2's second best album.

What's the best - "Four Tons of Whale Vomit Being Gargled By Lance Bass While He Rapes A Resus Monkey"?

U2 disbanded after Josua Tree. I don't know whop these no-talent assclowns are, but they are not U2.
 
2010-10-04 08:08:23 PM
Well, I know how hard it is to get lost in JTree. I once spend about two hours wandering around Wonderland of Rocks looking for a climb (or more accurately a set of climbs.) I'm a big outdoors guy and sometimes maps really aren't much of a help. So congratulations for getting out and good on him for raising money for his rescuers.
 
2010-10-04 08:08:28 PM
nicoffeine: I've never understood how someone couldn't read a map. It's a picture.

media.katu.com

/and like such as
 
2010-10-04 08:18:49 PM
I've been listening to U2 since I borrowed my sister's Joshua Tree cassette, popped it in my Walkman and went for a walk (yes it was the 80s).

My personal favorite is Unforgettable Fire, for the dreamy quality of the album I guess. If you can find the 24k Gold disc of it from MFSL studio, get it. They can be had for pretty cheap.
 
2010-10-04 08:19:39 PM
This guy was dumb to put himself in that situation - but at least he got smart when he realized he was in trouble. Way too many panic, try to keep moving, and die.
Bet he never goes out there alone again.
 
2010-10-04 08:33:54 PM
johnnygew: At least he didn't end up like this guy after his last trip to Joshua Tree

Usually stop to pay my respects when there.
images.dailyme.com

/yes, we're old.

that said, as jso2897 noted, the guy was dumb to put himself in that situation.
 
2010-10-04 08:41:49 PM
Rosenthal ? well no wonder... they may not be that athletic but give those people a desert and they could wander for years
 
2010-10-04 09:18:48 PM
Egads! People who think U2 had a decent album after Unforgettable Fire have not actually listened to anything released by U2 before 1989.

Post-"Fire" work is just derivative of their former work, and a pale shadow of what they were capable of when they were young.

//U2 snob, and old enough to have actually listened to their old stuff when it was new. Attended a Joshua Tree concert. Was disappointed a bit.

Matt and Trey had it about right when they had their Bono is a giant Turd episode.
 
2010-10-04 09:20:23 PM
That's what happens when you go Where the Streets Have No Name.
 
Displayed 50 of 68 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report