Friday, November 25, 2005

You're as cool as ice

Last night I saw the documentary "Touching the Void" which recounts the true story of two British climbers and their journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. They reached the summit but what happened on the way down has got to be one of the most amazing feats of human will, endurance, and perseverance that I have ever known of.

It's an amazing documentary and I'd reccommend it to anyone. If it had been me in that situation I believe I would've given up and died, but these guys didn't. Watch it.

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Over at SwissToni's Place he gets a guest editor to submit their Earworms* on his friday slot.

Earworm, a loan translation of the German Ohrwurm, is a term for a song stuck in one's head, particularly an annoying one. Use of the English translation was introduced by James Kellaris, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Cincinnati. His studies appeared to demonstrate that different people have varying susceptibilities to earworms, but that almost everybody has been afflicted with one at some time or another.


I often wondered how he selected his contributers and it happens to be quite random. Last thursday I opened my inbox and there was an email from Mr ST...

hello mate - not in the least related to this post, but would you be free willing and able to be my guest editor on the Earworms of the Week slot over at my blog? All i would need is a list of the 10 songs stuck in your head over the next week, along with a little story about each?WHat do you say? Next Friday?


Well I sent off my choices yesterday so hopefully they will go up sometime today.

5 comments:

Phil said...

Hey Man, how's things?

I knew a guy who would burst into song if you so much as hummed the first couple of bars to any song he knew.

It's raining men and YMCA featured often.

SwissToni said...

it's not random man! I only select people from my blogroll who's blogs I have been reading for a little while. You were carefully selected and audited before being asked.

Good list too!

ST

adem said...

Cheers ST. I feel much better for that. I feel wanted.

Flash said...

And there were some fine tunes selected too!

Ginny said...

I watched "Touching the Void" this past summer. It really is an awesome documentary (the husband and I tend to watch all climbing related films). It is amazing what the one climber overcame and how he did it.