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Summit Up 2-17-10

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Seth Wescott of the USA, beats Mike Robertson of Canada, left over the finish line to win the snowboard cross final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is back out on the hill in jeans again, baby! Yeah, all these years we’ve been making fun of people in jeans on the hill – little did we know they were really on the vanguard of fashion, just waiting to see their sartorial choices come into popularity.

As you can see from the photo on this page, Seth Wescott, who won gold for the U.S. in snowboard cross Monday at the ‘Lympics, is down with the denim and offering no apologies. Of course, these are special jeans supplied to the team by Burton, so we’re guessing they’re not your typical Wranglers or Tuffskins or anything like that. But still, does this mean you can sally onto the hill in a pair-a dungarees, fresh out of the SUV from Houston and gain the admiration of everyone you meet?

Maybe not. But it’s worth a try. And if you happen to run into famous Friscoite Jim Felton, who was the PR guy for Breckenridge Ski Resort for 700 years up until a few years ago, ask him about his first day on the hill, fresh off the boat from Iowa. Jeans were involved; it’s a good story.

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We have here a Smarty Pants Alert! from a college we’ve never heard of: Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Says here that Caroline M. Willis of Frisco was named to the Dean’s List at ENMUR for the fall semester.

Congrats, Caroline!

But we can’t help thinking a little bit more about Roswell. In addition to having what we’re sure is a very fine university, the town is also famous for aliens landing there. There’s a great, silly sci-fi film called Six Days in Roswell, where this one dude enters the annual parade in this awesome Captain Pike chair, which is then towed down the street by a guy in a riding mower wearing some kind of giant rasberry thing on his head. (See photo)

We are not fabricating this information. Star Trek fans know that the pilot episode of the original series in the 1960s was the story of Captain Pike, who has been injured to the point where he can only exist in this box-like thing with different colored lights on the front with which he answers questions “yes” or “no.” Of course, Capt. Pike was retooled for 2009’s “Star Trek” film and played by Bruce Greenwood, who appears at the end in a regular-looking wheelchair. But still …

Anyway, we just needed to get our sci-fi nerd outta the way for the day. Moving on …

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Well, look at that – outta room already! Have a most excellent Haaaawwwwmps Day, and we’ll check ya’ll tomorry.

We out.


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