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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column with nothing to say because we’re still piecing what’s left of our cerebrum back together.We’d explain this a little better, but we’re not sure if we can. See, we watched David Lynch’s film, “Mulholland Drive,” last night. For those not familiar with Mr. Lynch’s movies, we recommend you keep it that way. Sense is not something he seems compelled to make along with his movies.Sheesh.***Festively colored in red, yellow and green hues reminiscent of the Jamaican flag, this Thank You! landed on our desk:”A shout-out and big ups to Josh, Adam and the whole jam posse crew at Sherpa & Yeti’s Night Club in Breckenridge. Thanks for bringing the sweet, beautiful reggae music to the High Country. You guys rule. Not only do they bring the Irie vibes to Breck, but award-winning national acts. Please help support live music in Breck. Don’t stop the reggae music. Much love, G-Man.”The thank-you sounds pretty sincere, so we’ll refrain from making any jokes about white Breck snowboarders growing dreadlocks and listening to Peter Tosh on their bumpin’ SUV sound systems.And besides, we have this Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! to tell you about. Some of you may recall following Sept. 11, a group of patriotic-minded individuals climbed Peak One in Frisco and placed a gargantuan American flag up there. Apparently, however, a winter of wind and snow was not very nice to the flagpole and, in fact, broke it. Doug Pierce came to the rescue, though. Doug hiked up there and repaired it with … ta-da … duct tape (is there anything it won’t fix?). Doug is hereby lauded with wings and halo, not to mention a dream date at the Karma Kafe with Thomas Jefferson.***Esther, our field agent in charge of keeping tabs on our English cousins across the pond, sent us a note saying, “and you thought the cardboard derby was dangerous.”According to the Sun (a British paper, by the way), 15 people were injured during a cheese-rolling contest in Gloucestershire. They all fell, the report goes, while chasing an 8-pound Double Gloucester down a 30 percent grade.”There are always casualties,” an organizer was quoted as saying (except they called the person an “organiser” – Brits hate those Z’s, you know; in fact, they call them “zed”). “But it’s a great British tradition and we are determined to keep it alive.”The race is purported to have roots as some sort of fertility rite, but don’t even get us started on that. If chasing cheese down a hill is how people prefer to increase their chances of producing off-spring, the gene pool will be better off if we try not to help them.


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