Son of Sherpa Intimida

Our former fearless leader was almost a prophet. Missed it by that much.


That one little a.

I sent this to Dale. He answered “I take no pride in being able to predict the Sherpa. All it took was cynicism + imagination. I’d feel better if I had prophesied something hopeful.
Unfortunately those who expect the worst are frequently right!”

We will keep mum about Dale’s own little Russian influences.

Heard a prophesy lately? Have one to make?


30 thoughts on “Son of Sherpa Intimida”

  1. i miss the voices
    bubby, tyler, loomis, dr baboon, bud buck, larry kyle , officer rafferity,
    all so full of insight and wisdom.

    it’s dales birthday today
    i saw dale at peter ostrushkos shindig at st joan’s s couple months ago and he told me he was retiring as program director at kfai in september

    it dawned on me i first started calling the morning show to do requests for my kids while we were bathtub dancing on our way to daycare every morning. officer rafferity came on and warned about the dangers of bathtub dancing
    the kids in the bathtub are now 30 years old and i have a new grandson i will be teachvthe art of bathtub dancing
    dale has been a good person to have along for the ride. i think the voices may have been more locked in after they went off the air and landed on the blog instead.
    visionaries and prophets are guys you hang with who talk about their ideas.
    i’m a damn prophet for sure, 1/2 right 1/2 wrong. bound to be one or the other.
    my visions mostly come and go with no bravado,
    dale made it fun to get together and discuss matters important and unimportant . here we are 30 years later with ljb leading the way
    responding to clyde’s recollections
    my prediction is that we will be here again tomorrow and next week and we will still have dale to thank
    we must be getting older 30 years… wow

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  2. I occasionally read some well known independent news/health info site and the main author has some predictions that Trump will be assassinated, a coup d’etat will occur, social chaos, financial depression, etc. While he has made several very correct predictions in the past, he seems to be going off the deep end lately. He’s not psychic, just really good at observing and connecting trends. We shall see.

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  3. Very rarely have I been the “idea” guy; I’m the guy who can make it happen. But I don’t often come up with the idea.
    Tim, I like your comment “1/2 right 1/2 wrong”. That hard part is figuring out which part might be right and which part might be wrong without wasting too much time or energy on the wrong one. Course the other half of me says “Well. We learned that didn’t work.”

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  4. BTW Ild I may be, but I still have enough testosterone coarsing through my system to want that. Who cares about the tenth commandment. I covet that beast. But I relict I will not acquire one.


    1. I love the typo here (or so it seems to me): “testosterone coarsing” through our systems. Ain’t that the truth? It seems to me that testosterone has many influences on us, but one of the most common is that it coarses us. Rarely do I see testosterone make a person smarter.

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  5. I predict that Husband won’t get the garden tilled this fall because the snow will come too early. I think we have to dig beets this weekend (to give away) as well as carrots ( to roast and freeze). Fargo may get 4 inches of snow today and tomorrow.

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  6. I make a living predicting tbe future behavior of others. I like it when they prove me wrong when I have predicted disaster. I get really mad at them when it goes the other way. Like tim says–1/2 right, 1/2 wrong.

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  7. I predict I will only just make it through my 12th MRI today at 11. And it is pointless except to transfer money from the government to them. I refused at first. The dr. called and ordered me to go. Jokingly ordered me. I cannot refuse such a nice guy. He called yesterday.

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  8. The area of life I feel most prepared to predict is transportation. I expect the Koreans will do to the auto market what the Japanese once did. (That’s a safe prediction, as it has already happened.) I see the move to electric power as inevitable. The move to self-piloting autos is more problematic (think about building self-driven cars for Minnesota roads covered with ice and margins obscured by snow).In the future few people will own automobiles but will, instead, participate in shared ownership programs. I think the first area where we will see self-piloting machines dominant will be the trucking industry, a sector already in deep doodoo because there aren’t enough humans to carry on the work. Expect a time when much trucking is done by self-guiding semis running at night when traffic is lightest.


  9. I can just see the ad copy for this abomination: “When your tricked-out, pumped-up, jacked-up, 4WD monster truck with enough horsepower to tow a small house just isn’t ravaging the environment fast enough for you, head on down to your local Sherp dealer and let him (gotta be a guy salesman) show you how you can say “bye bye” to roads and get anywhere you want to go, roads or no roads, … by driving in a straight line.”

    *Sheesh* And wasn’t that music just a little bit over the top?

    Chris in Owatonna

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  10. That which is enclosed in titanium and when the buzzard tweets,
    When the fifth star of Angineas collides with mustard and mold.
    Out will go one come one from sparse lands and one from many lands
    To lead those who are lost, slow of word, scattered like bad seeds.

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  11. There is a topic that I find extremely important but equally confusing and impossible to predict. I refer to employment, the world of work. I grew up in a world whose assumptions about work turned out to be almost perfectly wrong. People used to think the ideal fate was to work for a large corporation that would then sustain its retirees economically. Look what has happened to that. Auto workers were once considered the most fortunate workers of all. Now autos are made by machines with only trivial inputs from humans. People in my little town assumed one guarantee of a sound retirement was owning a modest store. Men used to sustain themselves and their families by selling shoes, fixing TVs, managing bank loans or cutting hair. Try to find that kind of work now. Try to feed a family with your income doing that.

    Farmers owning modest acreage operations once made a living raising crops and critters they could sell. Now a great many farmers have jobs in town to help finance their farming habit. Many are farmland caretakers, not farmers now.

    Oh, how the world of work has changed! And I assume bigger changes are coming. Some purportedly wise men peer into the future and claim we will no longer be required to work. Instead of sending tax dollars to government we will receive checks from government. That sounds nice to some folks and terrifies other people. All I know for sure is that there isn’t much I know for sure.

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  12. I actually did make a prediction a few years ago. It was right when the airlines started charging for luggage. I said very flippantly to a colleague “they’ll probably figure out a way to charge us for sitting down on the plane”. Unfortunately now more and more seats on every flight are only available ahead of time for pay. My next prediction is that pretty soon they’ll figure out a way to charge us to BREATH during each flight!

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  13. I read an interesting article on global climate change and sea level rise a few weeks ago. One of the people interviewed was the mayor of Coral Gables, Florida. A Republican, I believe. The description of the city is that it features many bridges over the water leading to the ocean, and many residents have sailboats that regularly go under the bridges, without a lot of overhead clearance. The mayor’s prediction is that one day a sailboat mast will hit a bridge, and that will be the beginning of the collapse of the real estate market. It will dawn on the residents that things are only going to get worse, and they’ll all want to get out.

    How much Florida real estate do the Trumps own?

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