Monday, June 30, 2008

Riding the Rapids



Let it load first! And turn up the sound.

6 comments:

Marie said...

A medical helicopter ferrying a patient from the South Rim crashed with another helicopter, six people dead.

How awful.

Amanda Castleman said...

I just learned what a swamper was, at least in a fire-fighting sense, from Junger's "Fire":

"Each sawyer is assigned a swamper, who pulls the brush out of the way and throws it well outside the line."

Maybe it's an all-purpose Action West term for "second in command"?

Marie said...

Check it out, from m-w.com. But what I want to know if why it means assistant. Will keep looking.

swamper


Main Entry:
swamp·er
Pronunciation:
\ˈswäm-pər, ˈswȯm-\
Function:
noun
Date:
1775
1 a: an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands b: one familiar with swampy terrain
2: a general assistant : handyman, helper

Ed Ward said...

As in, the one who swamps the place at the end of the day (swabs the floor). Been there, done that.

Is there any way you can keep this video from launching every time I hit the page? Kind of annoying. (Or is it my computer that's doing this?)

Marie said...

Oh there is definitely a way!

Do I know it? uh... let's see...

Marie said...

Whoa, that was easy. Learn something new every day.