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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Andy's Mom Calls Llanos "Wimp"

I just saw [Llanos] in the galley after a fine meal of beef tips something or other. This roused our table into rounds of funnytalk about said "reporter". With dinner having been savagely consumed, plans to encounter chumpy were discussed. Pretty much what it came down to was me walking past him, slapping him on the back and saying, "I heard you had a bad day?" To which he replied, "I want to leave." I asked him if he wanted a hug, patted him on the back a couple of times, then left.

My mom responded to his heroic tragedy by calling the guy a wimp.



  • At 12:15 AM, Becki said…

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  • At 6:30 AM, Patrick said…

    Ah, I can't stop laughing. Perspective is a wonderful thing. I'm glad John and Miguel are surrounded by people with the heart it takes to be antarcticans. Keep them safe.

  • At 8:52 AM, ComfortableFratto said…

    Wow!! Your cool! you can't survive in the real world, so you become a liberal academic and hide out among other nerds and make fun of people. Where you picked on as a kid? pathetic!!

  • At 9:12 AM, RedRaider said…

    Go study your ice cubes, retard.

  • At 9:44 AM, Watashiwa said…

    Perhaps comfortable and redraider need to take some time and think about the enviroment these people live in before they cast judgement down upon them. People like Llanos while good intentioned can easily get the people who started this post killed because of their ignorance of the enviroment. The conditions at the poles don't leave room for mistakes and that is the reason why people get upset.

  • At 9:52 AM, coolgal said…

    I think you are hilarious -- thanks for the laughs. Don't mind comfortable and redraiers -- they are obviously idiots who wouldn't last two seconds there. Keep up the great work you are doing!

  • At 11:01 AM, threedeuces said…

    I have never been to Antarctica, but I did just watch "8 Below" so I consider myself something of an expert...I enjoyed reading both the blog entry and the MSNBC article. Two people with very different perspectives. The newbie news story is almost a journalistic cliche, but as someone who has never made the journey I can certainly see some validity to the griping. However, the blog comments were absolutely hysterical. I was laughing out loud. Both of you seem to have good senses of humor, so please keep me in stitches for the rest of the week. There has been 3 inches of snow in Chicago today, and I may not be able to leave my computer. Trapped and snowbound, the horrors...at least I do all the snoring.

  • At 11:34 AM, cj said…

    most of the people commenting on these posts have obviously never been to the ice
    no room for mistakes you say?
    us ignorant folks at the "poles" (obviously never been here) are not perfect
    it would be nice for outsiders to think that life on the ice is extremely different than life in the states but that's just not true
    harsh continent my ass!
    and mistakes happen all the time to fully competent people not just delta bravos like llanos
    if only you were down here right now and knew about the 4 major accidents in the last couple days
    my suggestion
    as nice as it is for those of you to weigh in your speculation
    if you don't know what you're talking about
    i.e. never been to the ice
    keep your dumbass comments to yourself
    andy you're my number one!

  • At 1:31 PM, yvgeni said…

    I'm leaving for McMurdo on Sunday (2 days.. yikes)

    I'm coming with the NPOESS/NOAA/Raytheon (not RPSC) group some of you may have heard about. I'd love to get some feedback on my billion questions before I deploy down. If anyone is interested in letting me throw a few (I promies only a few) questions out, please email at gene.keselman@noaa.gov. Thanks!


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