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(Yahoo)   United Arab Emirates to impose ban on women wearing bikinis on beaches, punishable by fines. But on the upside, they're also banning guys from wearing Speedos and banana hammocks   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 142
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2013-04-22 05:33:27 PM  

Cyberluddite: drjekel_mrhyde: I'm sorry but if you're a woman over 140lb you should have to wear that top one or face a fine.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs

[www.forkesreport.com image 543x820]

You:  Full of shiat, and/or gay.  NTTAWWT.


She's 5'10 but hey you win here's your prize i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-22 05:34:04 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.


I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.
 
2013-04-22 05:35:02 PM  

Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

Relax.


Heh, I'm very relaxed, I live in Colorado. I just think someone waving their dick around cause they went on vacation is hilarious and deserves some mockery. YOU need to relax.
 
2013-04-22 05:37:46 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.


Maybe, but I doubt I'm the only one who took it as "look at me, look how cool I am cause I went to Disney-Dubai!".
 
2013-04-22 05:38:21 PM  
The Todd does not approve.

/Anti-Five
 
2013-04-22 05:38:28 PM  
DO NOT Fly Emirates.
 
2013-04-22 05:39:25 PM  
So this would not be a good spring break destination.
 
2013-04-22 05:42:50 PM  

MrSteve007: A Shambling Mound: Can someone give those of us confused by all this a good reason why anyone would want to travel to the UAE in the first place? With the obvious exception of business travel, of course.

Sounds like a silly place. A silly place that takes itself incredibly seriously, which is a very dangerous combination for the unaware traveler.

I enjoyed going on a weekend trip to Dubai last year:

-Went to the top of the world's tallest building
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]

-Scuba dived in this giant shark tank
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 681x480]

-Went skiing
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x384]

If you're not openly gay, traveling with an unmarried woman, and not a stoner, you'll be fine. Everyone I met there was really nice, and spoke English.


Other than the tallest building, you can do that stuff other places.

I dove in the whale shark tank in ATL.

There are several indoor ski places, and the largest is apparently in the Netherlands  where I'd personally rather go anyway.

Doesn't seem like there's a reason to go to Dubai other than to say you went, which in itself is a good enough reason for me, but there doesn't seem to be anything inherently special.
 
2013-04-22 05:53:19 PM  

T-Servo: www.thecoast.ca
Yeah, I was kind of thinking that, too.

/no, I did NOT see the movie


Hey, is that a horse with no name?
 
2013-04-22 06:02:13 PM  

Jument: I will never visit the Middle East. Too damn crazy.


I wouldn't go there unless I had a diplomatic passport.
 
2013-04-22 06:05:10 PM  

Huggermugger: Jument: I will never visit the Middle East. Too damn crazy.

I wouldn't go there unless I had a diplomatic passport.


i don't really see a good reason to visit the middle east.  maybe a few decades ago, but not today.
 
2013-04-22 06:05:58 PM  
I went there with my brother and it was actually neat. Why you may ask? We went on his business and had a "handler" on the trip that allowed us to know what was and was not allowed. if you keep things private- and as a formal guest of a handler- you can enjoy a reasonably good time. I assume it would be the same if you went to Cuba,North Korea or New York city. As decent folks we had no interest in debauchery ,drugs or dicking around. best part is there is no grass to stay off of.
 
2013-04-22 06:08:03 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Endive Wombat: I honestly have no idea why you as a American/ Westerner would travel to such restrictive places like the Middle East.  Even if you have bukkets and bukkets of money...I see no point in giving my money to a nation that arrests you for having marijuana on the BOTTOM of your shoe.

Well...there's the whole ancient cradle of civilization thing. Totally not worth giving up your pot and bikini for a week.


Cradle of civilization? Since when?
 
2013-04-22 06:08:22 PM  

Endive Wombat: The Pope of Manwich Village: Endive Wombat: I honestly have no idea why you as a American/ Westerner would travel to such restrictive places like the Middle East.  Even if you have bukkets and bukkets of money...I see no point in giving my money to a nation that arrests you for having marijuana on the BOTTOM of your shoe.

Well...there's the whole ancient cradle of civilization thing. Totally not worth giving up your pot and bikini for a week.

sigh...you missed my point entirely.  Yeah, the region has a ton of history and it would be cool as shait to travel there, only without the fear that one minor misstep could land you in prison for years and years, get a limb chopped off, be beaten and tortured, or even killed.


I got your point. Was just goofin' on it a bit. Facts are ~50MM people visit the top 5 Middle East destinations each year (50% to Egypt or Saudi Arabia). 99.875% of these daredevils, with only minor modifications to their daily existence, have safe and positive experiences (including the ones like no bikinis, weird food, smelly bus rides, etc - that make for the best stories when you get home to normal). Of course, if you're from the US, it also helps to say you're Canadian.
 
2013-04-22 06:11:03 PM  

mcreadyblue: The Pope of Manwich Village: Endive Wombat: I honestly have no idea why you as a American/ Westerner would travel to such restrictive places like the Middle East.  Even if you have bukkets and bukkets of money...I see no point in giving my money to a nation that arrests you for having marijuana on the BOTTOM of your shoe.

Well...there's the whole ancient cradle of civilization thing. Totally not worth giving up your pot and bikini for a week.

Cradle of civilization? Since when?


Back when the crescent was fertile.
 
2013-04-22 06:12:26 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I got your point. Was just goofin' on it a bit. Facts are ~50MM people visit the top 5 Middle East destinations each year (50% to Egypt or Saudi Arabia). 99.875% of these daredevils, with only minor modifications to their daily existence, have safe and positive experiences (including the ones like no bikinis, weird food, smelly bus rides, etc - that make for the best stories when you get home to normal).


6% of that are often-dirt poor pilgrims making the Hajj. Most of them are fairly local anyway.
 
2013-04-22 06:16:15 PM  
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com

BANNED???                          BANNED???

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-22 06:16:37 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: A Shambling Mound: Can someone give those of us confused by all this a good reason why anyone would want to travel to the UAE in the first place? With the obvious exception of business travel, of course.

Sounds like a silly place. A silly place that takes itself incredibly seriously, which is a very dangerous combination for the unaware traveler.

I enjoyed going on a weekend trip to Dubai last year:


-Went skiing
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x384]

No, you did not, you farking nob.


Are you calling him out because he posted what looks like a stock photo or are you calling him out because you didn't realize there was an indoor ski slope in Dubai?
 
2013-04-22 06:17:05 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Mad_Radhu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.

Maybe, but I doubt I'm the only one who took it as "look at me, look how cool I am cause I went to Disney-Dubai!".


yes....yes you were.

Relax
 
2013-04-22 06:22:04 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: A Shambling Mound: Can someone give those of us confused by all this a good reason why anyone would want to travel to the UAE in the first place? With the obvious exception of business travel, of course.

Sounds like a silly place. A silly place that takes itself incredibly seriously, which is a very dangerous combination for the unaware traveler.

I enjoyed going on a weekend trip to Dubai last year:


-Went skiing
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x384]

No, you did not, you farking nob.

Are you calling him out because he posted what looks like a stock photo or are you calling him out because you didn't realize there was an indoor ski slope in Dubai?


I called him out for self-aggrandizing his vacation. How is that not obvious?
 
2013-04-22 06:22:05 PM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 200x259][i.imgur.com image 186x250]

BANNED???                          BANNED???

[i.imgur.com image 480x360]


BANNED??

www.funnycommercialsworld.com
 
2013-04-22 06:23:20 PM  

chevydeuce: Ow! That was my feelings!: Mad_Radhu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.

Maybe, but I doubt I'm the only one who took it as "look at me, look how cool I am cause I went to Disney-Dubai!".

yes....yes you were.

Relax


Seriously, if another Farker tells me relax, I'm gonna crack my bong.
 
2013-04-22 06:23:35 PM  
Ow! That was my feelings!: I called him out for self-aggrandizing his vacation. I was being a dick. How is that not obvious?
 
2013-04-22 06:28:23 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: chevydeuce: Ow! That was my feelings!: Mad_Radhu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.

Maybe, but I doubt I'm the only one who took it as "look at me, look how cool I am cause I went to Disney-Dubai!".

yes....yes you were.

Relax

Seriously, if another Farker tells me relax, I'm gonna crack my bong.


So you pointing out (several times in fact) that you live in Colorado and about how great the skiing is there isn't the same "self-agrandizing" as his?  The guy posted some innocuous pictures to show some of the shiat UAE has to offer (and they might be things that a lot of people would'nt associate with a farking desert!) and you chose to just blindly slam him....and now you're doubling down on your asshattery because people are calling you on it....

Relax
 
2013-04-22 06:29:40 PM  
This is what 12th century religious dogma gets you.
 
2013-04-22 06:30:48 PM  
johnny_vegas:

BANNED??

[www.funnycommercialsworld.com image 560x300]


One of the greatest commercials ever made.
 
2013-04-22 06:32:04 PM  
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Did the UAE really think this through?
 
2013-04-22 06:34:15 PM  
I have been to the region of the Persian Gulf and take it from me, you would rather go to Colorado. Even if some guy there cracks his bong.
 
2013-04-22 06:34:55 PM  

MOGGEE: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 174x290][encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 244x207]

Did the UAE really think this through?


to be fair, it's only one emirate of the nine.....
 
2013-04-22 06:36:04 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: I have been to the region of the Persian Gulf and take it from me, you would rather go to Colorado. Even if some guy there cracks his bong.


i didn't mind it (in the "cooler" months...) exceptional golf courses there as well as what has already been mentioned.
 
2013-04-22 06:36:35 PM  

johnny_vegas: Ow! That was my feelings!: I called him out for self-aggrandizing his vacation. I was being a dick. How is that not obvious?


Yeah, fair. Not have a great day.
But, strapping up for a tourist trap mini-hill in the desert just so you can go online and brag about it, is weak sauce. He didn't climb some snow capped desert peak and ski down, he vastly overpaid at some tourist trap so he could go online with the "...look how cool I am I skied in the desert!" braggadocio. Weak and deserving of mockery.
 
2013-04-22 06:42:23 PM  

chevydeuce: Ow! That was my feelings!: chevydeuce: Ow! That was my feelings!: Mad_Radhu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

I didn't really take it that way. I thought he was just demonstrating how Dubai has supplanted Japan as the weird little Sci fi country where the future is being beta tested.

Maybe, but I doubt I'm the only one who took it as "look at me, look how cool I am cause I went to Disney-Dubai!".

yes....yes you were.

Relax

Seriously, if another Farker tells me relax, I'm gonna crack my bong.

So you pointing out (several times in fact) that you live in Colorado and about how great the skiing is there isn't the same "self-agrandizing" as his?  The guy posted some innocuous pictures to show some of the shiat UAE has to offer (and they might be things that a lot of people would'nt associate with a farking desert!) and you chose to just blindly slam him....and now you're doubling down on your asshattery because people are calling you on it....

Relax


ok
 
2013-04-22 06:46:19 PM  
Can we get some more examples of what swimwear might be banned there?
for  you know, informational purposes...
 
2013-04-22 06:48:35 PM  

Ihaveanevilparrot: MrSteve007: A Shambling Mound: Can someone give those of us confused by all this a good reason why anyone would want to travel to the UAE in the first place? With the obvious exception of business travel, of course.

Sounds like a silly place. A silly place that takes itself incredibly seriously, which is a very dangerous combination for the unaware traveler.

I enjoyed going on a weekend trip to Dubai last year:

-Went to the top of the world's tallest building
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]

-Scuba dived in this giant shark tank
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 681x480]

-Went skiing
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x384]

If you're not openly gay, traveling with an unmarried woman, and not a stoner, you'll be fine. Everyone I met there was really nice, and spoke English.

Other than the tallest building, you can do that stuff other places.

I dove in the whale shark tank in ATL.

There are several indoor ski places, and the largest is apparently in the Netherlands  where I'd personally rather go anyway.

Doesn't seem like there's a reason to go to Dubai other than to say you went, which in itself is a good enough reason for me, but there doesn't seem to be anything inherently special.


There is nothing inherently special about anywhere. It all depends on what you like. I couldn't care less about going to Africa but some of my friends think its the most amazing place on earth. For me I would much rather go to China or Russia...but I have a thing for the history of communism so that interests me.
 
2013-04-22 06:54:01 PM  
img.photobucket.com

That unfortunate European looks like he put his fat ass into a speedo tightener.
 
2013-04-22 07:06:09 PM  
I live in the UAE, and this will severely interfere with my burgeoning tan.

FWIW, I've never had an issue with any of the things I've heard people getting arrested/bothered about.  I've worn bikinis.  The last time I lived here, I held hands with my then-boyfriend in public.  I've sworn in public.  I've been less-than-sober in public, though not often.
 
2013-04-22 07:06:27 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.


Really, a skiing snob?  Thats got to be the gold medal of douchbaggery.
 
2013-04-22 07:11:16 PM  
Oh, well fark me for not reading first...I don't live inRas al-Khaimah.  Looks like I can keep getting my melanoma on, after all.
 
2013-04-22 07:13:06 PM  

johnny_vegas: wambu: [i.imgur.com image 200x259][i.imgur.com image 186x250]

BANNED???                          BANNED???

[i.imgur.com image 480x360]

BANNED??

[www.funnycommercialsworld.com image 560x300]


BANNED!
 
2013-04-22 07:15:41 PM  
TimonC346:  but it also is horrifically corrupt, exploitative of foreign workers, obsessed with wealth to such an obsurd fault, and hotter than shiat.

------

So... it's Las Vegas without any of the fun then?
 
2013-04-22 07:19:17 PM  

Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: Hoboclown: Ow! That was my feelings!: MrSteve007: Ow! That was my feelings!: No, you did not, you farking nob.

I had on skis - it was ripp'n cold - there was frozen h20 in which I slid down on a slope.

Was it fresh natural powered on a double diamond run? No. But it was skiing in the middle of the Arabian peninsula.

I even mad a little video of some of the shiat I saw. link.

Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.

You are getting angry because a man on the internet skied indoors.

Relax.

No, I'm not angry at all. But there is nothing special about someone self-aggrandizing about silly tourist trap 'accomplishments'. It is a legit target for derision.

Relax.


Why is a stranger's perceived mood so important to you?
 
2013-04-22 07:19:27 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Cyberluddite: drjekel_mrhyde: I'm sorry but if you're a woman over 140lb you should have to wear that top one or face a fine.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs

[www.forkesreport.com image 543x820]

You:  Full of shiat, and/or gay.  NTTAWWT.

She's 5'10 but hey you win here's your prize [i.imgur.com image 500x375]


Here's a better prize:
4.bp.blogspot.com
She walks in the 150s, can't make 140 weight limit for her weight class.  What a fatass. I would never be seen outside with her as it's too embarassing.
 
2013-04-22 07:22:39 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 634x725]

That unfortunate European looks like he put his fat ass into a speedo tightener.


You bastard.
 
2013-04-22 07:24:36 PM  

Big Man On Campus: It's amazing to me how much America want's to be liberal, but still has a huge problem with public nudity in places it would otherwise be accepted in the developed world, like beaches.

There are no true liberals left in America. I only see democrats who think they're fighting for a liberal cause, but it's really just statism they're asking for.



The U.S. has nude beaches, and non-nude ones.  I personally feel it's nicer to have the choice instead of having one opinion or the other force their opinion on the other side.

/"Not everyone conforms to my opinion on the issue!  That's not freedom!"
 
2013-04-22 07:25:20 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny_vegas: Ow! That was my feelings!: I called him out for self-aggrandizing his vacation. I was being a dick. How is that not obvious?

Yeah, fair. Not have a great day.
But, strapping up for a tourist trap mini-hill in the desert just so you can go online and brag about it, is weak sauce. He didn't climb some snow capped desert peak and ski down, he vastly overpaid at some tourist trap so he could go online with the "...look how cool I am I skied in the desert!" braggadocio. Weak and deserving of mockery.


The article is about Dubai, dude posts pictures of what he did in Dubai. Then you started ranting about Colorado for some reason.

I hope your day gets better. Maybe going skiing will help you relax.
 
2013-04-22 07:27:58 PM  

jinjubik: I live in the UAE, and this will severely interfere with my burgeoning tan.

FWIW, I've never had an issue with any of the things I've heard people getting arrested/bothered about.  I've worn bikinis.  The last time I lived here, I held hands with my then-boyfriend in public.  I've sworn in public.  I've been less-than-sober in public, though not often.


Bikini worn in UAE? Really, you don't say. Checks profile . . . whoa, nice marbles. (eyes)
 
2013-04-22 07:29:08 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Cyberluddite: drjekel_mrhyde: I'm sorry but if you're a woman over 140lb you should have to wear that top one or face a fine.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs

[www.forkesreport.com image 543x820]

You:  Full of shiat, and/or gay.  NTTAWWT.

She's 5'10 but hey you win here's your prize


Holy crap, that is a huge 140 pounds. Or did you just go off the deep end and post someone far beyond your ridiculous weight limit?
 
2013-04-22 07:30:04 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, you come across like such a tourist douche. "Look what I did!" You were not 'skiing', you were participating in a publicity stunt. Get over yourself. Come out to Colorado, where you can ski for real, if you can.


Heh - internet skiing/snowboarding dickwagging! I agree, Colorado has great skiing & snow. I've been skiing for a while now. I grew up and live up here in the Pacific NW, so I have a pretty good ski resort about 45 minutes away, and get a season's pass most every year. Between the gondola, and high speed six packs/four packs, and hardly any lines, it's a pretty nice place to ski. I know there are larger resorts, but I'm happy w/ 3,100 vert and about 3,600 acres (including outbounds backcountry). The conditions have been really good over the past couple years, a few hundred inches of snow each season. Last year, the season started well before Thanksgiving, and I was still boarding on the 3rd of July. I think Colorado's season was a few months shorter, due to lack of snow. My best season was 45 days up on the slopes (gotta get to work sometime).

Last year, there was so much snow that they were digging out a number of the lifts - mid trip - just to keep running:
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www.pikpuk.com
Unless you're an instructor or were professional, odds are I have more time on the slopes and backcountry than 98% of people.

1980's
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1990's
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In the early 2000's I'd even dress up as the college mascot and go snowboarding on the slopes for the student radio station stunts (I have a downhill 'boarding costume shot somewhere . . .)
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Today:
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But to get back to your original point, while the slope in Ski Dubai is about 300 feet of vert, 1/4 mile w/ a 90 degree turn, it's still unique. Heck, they even have one black diamond run, which is kinda funny to have indoors; and combined with real penguins they have marching around, it something else. Definitely a fun place to dick around for about 90 minutes - not that expensive either.

My self shot mug in Dubai
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Oooh, and since I feel like going overboard with the photo sharing - even bought myself a spare chairlift last year to mount as a swinging seat in my shop:
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/not too many people have experience snowboarding in a mascot costume
//or skiing in indoors, in the middle of the desert.
///or their own chairlift
 
2013-04-22 07:30:35 PM  

MrSteve007: If you're not openly gay, traveling with an unmarried woman, and not a stoner, you'll be fine. Everyone I met there was really nice, and spoke English.


I was aggressively pursued by recruiter for a one year gig in Saudi Arabia and UAE.  I finally said - "dude - I'm gay ginger alcoholic which will either get me killed, imprisoned, or - if I'm lucky - skin cancer within a week of arriving."  He backed off a bit but not without first asking "how gay?".

/recruiters are only a step above used auto salesmen on the ethics scale
 
2013-04-22 07:30:58 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny_vegas: Ow! That was my feelings!: I called him out for self-aggrandizing his vacation. I was being a dick. How is that not obvious?

Yeah, fair. Not have a great day.
But, strapping up for a tourist trap mini-hill in the desert just so you can go online and brag about it, is weak sauce. He didn't climb some snow capped desert peak and ski down, he vastly overpaid at some tourist trap so he could go online with the "...look how cool I am I skied in the desert!" braggadocio. Weak and deserving of mockery.


It was the "I went into a perfectly safe aquarium with some vegetarian sharks" that got me. I'm scuba certified, I've been in the water with real sharks (tigers, reef sharks, hammerheads), and I was once bitten by a hammerhead. (Small bite. Bloody, but no real damage.)

My dad ran a ski school in the Cascades in Washington state when I was growing up, so I also know what skiing is. And I'm pretty sure I know how to take an elevator to the top of any building. When I really want to get some elevation, I jump out of an airplane.

So I wasn't impressed with the Dubai travelogue, either. But if that's what you or someone else wants, go nuts.

I wouldn't give my money to those assholes, though. And I'm not wearing a damn burqa or any of that sh*t. F*ck the UAE.
 
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