Summit Up 11-9-10: Home of the Tundra Buggy |

Summit Up 11-9-10: Home of the Tundra Buggy

by Summit Up

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s boogying up the road in our new Tundra Buggy. Yep, we heard about these things up in Alaska they use to ride around the tundra to pester the polar bears, and we figured we’re going to need one of these in the New World Order. Once climate change hits hard (and we’re pretty sure it’s here to stay after we heard someone mowing their lawn in Frisco over the weekend – first we’ve ever heard anyone mowing a lawn in Summit County in the month of November!) and the banks all fail and the mugwumps take over, well, it’s gonna be time to don the beekeeper masks, coat ourselves in bear grease and make for the hills.

And a Tundra Buggy is just the ticket. Look at that thing! Only in America would people look at an area full of polar bears – which we understand to be formidable, vicious killers unafraid of humans – and think, not “Let’s steer clear of that place at all costs” but, rather “Let’s build a giant car and cart tourists out into the middle of the polar bear killing fields.” And they called it the Tundra Buggy.


Speaking of members of the animal kingdom being subjected to humiliating experiences, we’re looking at the cat Alex in the photo here thinking she’s getting a bit annoyed at having the party hat stuck on her head. Cats, in our experience, really don’t go for that kind of thing, and if you want to celebrate your cat’s birthday, you should definitely skip right to the high-end canned cat food and avoid the party favors altogether.

Hopefully, Alex was only made to suffer the indignity of the party hat long enough to pose for the photo. As for the part about an ancient female house cat being named after him, our editor says: “Uh, thanks!”


OK, here’s an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! from Glen, who writes as such:

“I was dog sitting two huskies that broke out of my back yard on Oct. 24. One of the huskies named Snow was found by a nice lady named Ann on I-70 on Oct. 29 and returned to me and the other husky was found Nov. 5 in Hamilton Creek by a nice man named Chuck.

These two people need to be recognized as angels. Your paper is the greatest – thanks.”


Wow, we just got another e-mail saying they found another mammoth in Snowmass! It’s like that excavation pit is the gift that keeps on giving! We expect to hear tomorrow that they’ve recovered a T-Rex skull, the missing link, Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart and the fossilized liver of an ancient Sumerian dude who wandered over to Colorado and invented an early version of the PlayStation before losing his designs in some kind of craps game and then dying of a broken heart.

Seriously, though, Snowmass has it going on when it comes to old bones! Wonder what the skiing is like?

We out.

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