Favorite Inuit/Eskimo invention?

igloo   0 votes - 0 %
anorak   1 vote - 7 %
parka   0 votes - 0 %
dogsled   2 votes - 14 %
muktuk   0 votes - 0 %
umiak   0 votes - 0 %
ulu   1 vote - 7 %
pie   1 vote - 7 %
putting old people on ice floes   1 vote - 7 %
wife swapping   6 votes - 42 %
whale hunting   0 votes - 0 %
snowmobiles   1 vote - 7 %
WIPO   1 vote - 7 %
 
14 Total Votes
Excellent! by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 07:51:20 AM EST
~nt~

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Speaking of the 11 year old by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 07:55:29 AM EST
Have you had The Talk with her yet?

My parents never had the talk with me or my sisters, rather they had a set of books they gave us to read. Of course we knew most everything about those subjects anyways via word of mouth and made up lies from friends. I imagine with the Internets kids learn about that stuff before they hit double digits age wise.

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Some days I'm glad my kids are girls by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:01:26 AM EST
The Talk is up to Mrs. Ha, though eleven year old shrieks if we say hormone.

She's still in the boys are icky stage, and I try to let her know boys can be friends, as she has strengths in math and science, you know, boy dominated fields.

Six year old is boy crazy, she'll probably need The Talk before she turns ten.


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11 years old by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:05:45 AM EST
Was Mr's Ha an early or late bloomer? Eleven is in the hormone starter age range for some girls, no?

Truth be told that's the whole reason I'm never having kids. Just the thought of having to deal with all that when you're at the age when you'd rather hang out in the basement with your workbench makes me break out in a cold sweat.

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Eleven year old is blooming by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:08:53 AM EST
Mrs. Ha was an early bloomer. That reminds me, I should work on my basement workroom, install a door, hook up the hifi, run some cat5...


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and put by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:00:53 AM EST
a bed in, lock on the door, pit in the floor, just keep precious away from it.

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It's amazing how much variation there is by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 06:59:55 PM EST
at that age. My own 11 year old daughter seems utterly uninterested in boys at this point, but we also recently added an 11 year old to the adult class because older boys are already sniffing around and dad wants her to be able to kick their asses. Whether this will help, I don't know, since she just started wearing eye shadow and blush to karate class.

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Sledding, etc. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:21:58 AM EST
I'm sitting here watching the snow come down. Again. I still, though, have never been sledding -- perhaps I should figure out a way to remedy that this winter. When I do, I'll try to make sure I don't violate etiquette.

You've probably already checked this, but if your seat cover plugs in to the cigarette lighter, then you might need to clean the contacts. My '87 Toyota Tercel had a problem with the contacts fouling, and then I'd end up with an intermittently working cd player until I cleaned it.

Elfyourself frightens me.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco

It's a good excuse to buy riding gear by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:27:28 AM EST
I have insulated, waterproof armored riding pants (I got them off ebay from a seller in Alabama, why someone in Alabama wanted insulated riding pants I don't know) and an armored touring jacket, I can bump into a kid and not even feel it.

Pelican makes good sleds, we have a 2-3 person blakc tobaggon that goes fast and is easy to pull back uphill, though cafeteria trays and cardboard works in a pinch. Just remember, walk back up on the sides of the run, where the snow is not packed down.


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ebay is a great idea. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:05:29 AM EST
I was going to check craigslist for stuff, too, and you're right that sledding would be a good excuse. I was thinking of getting the cheap plastic sleds my grocery store often has -- basically just a flat disc, but I think it would suit my purposes.
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Newenough is real cheap too by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:11:49 AM EST
they have lots of last year models and closeouts. I got two helmets, gloves and a jacket from them.


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My recruiter lied to me about that bit. by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 12:01:15 PM EST
Rest assured, Mr. Ha, it's plenty fucking cold in Anniston at this time of year.

"You can't really know something until you ruin it for everyone." -some guy who used to have an account here

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come on out by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #20 Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 04:00:21 PM EST
we'll take you sledding. it'll be fun.
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WIPO: Inunnguat. When I discovered . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:08:23 AM EST
. . . during my travels how the Inuit herded the ever-cautious caribou into funnels so that they could actually get close enough to throw a spear, I was very impressed. Low-tech psychology at its finest.

American Splendor by moonvine (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:20:59 AM EST
was really good. You should rent it!

We're -- including you -- are too far south by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:31:53 AM EST
to get the kind of snow needed for an igloo roof. You need snow that is light, yet compacted enough to hold together and be sculpted. Most snow we get is too wet and heavy or too dry and loose. And I'm presuming that you don't have a proper whalebone knife to cut and shape the blocks with.

I know, we might have had better luck by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 09:37:10 AM EST
with a piled snow cave, but the snow was packing fine in our recycling bin, I should take pictures.


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Crumb... by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 10:10:54 AM EST
I really enjoyed that. Saw it in college, or shortly thereafter. Which reminds me - I always meant to get that soundtrack.

Holy Shit by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 01:41:13 PM EST
You let a teenager live after walking up the damned path?  Holy shit.  That's a hangin' offense from where I'm from.

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They outnumbered me by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 02:23:35 PM EST
5 to 1, and some of them were minorities!


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