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Old 02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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I just read your profile, your tv picks are totally in line w/mine. Little House on the Prairie??? YES!!!!! Oh, & I saw Pearl Jam here once, awesome!
Ah, Pearl Jam...my first true love . They are hands down the best band I have ever seen live and I have been to tons of concerts. I keep hoping they will play up here but I don't think an Alaskan stop will my their tour itinerary. Maybe I'll get to see them on their home turf at the Gorge someday.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Ah, Pearl Jam...my first true love . They are hands down the best band I have ever seen live and I have been to tons of concerts. I keep hoping they will play up here but I don't think an Alaskan stop will my their tour itinerary. Maybe I'll get to see them on their home turf at the Gorge someday.
What's the Gorge? Have you heard the soundtrack for "Into the Wild" yet? It's all Eddie Vedder, it rocks. Hard Sun is one of my favorite tunes now.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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What's the Gorge? Have you heard the soundtrack for "Into the Wild" yet? It's all Eddie Vedder, it rocks. Hard Sun is one of my favorite tunes now.
I believe the Gorge is the Columbia River Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state. It's located on the east side of the Cascades, east of Ellensburg, the nearest city of any size.

The Gorge Amphitheatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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The Gorge at George. George, Washington, that is. There's a town named Martha, too. I, of course lived in scenic Mt. Vernon Washington. Some of these folks got a little too cute with the names, if you ask me.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The Gorge at George. George, Washington, that is. There's a town named Martha, too. I, of course lived in scenic Mt. Vernon Washington. Some of these folks got a little too cute with the names, if you ask me.
Right you are. But in Alaska, we pick real names. For example "Manly"
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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But, well, yes, aren't we? Manly, I mean. Eek, Tok, Chicken, Eagle, Ruby. All good names, solid. Nightmute, Sleetmute, Nunam Iqua, Kongiganik, Kwethluk, Anaktuvik Pass, Arctic Village, Kaktovik, Nuiqsit, Atmautluk. Solid names all.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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But, well, yes, aren't we? Manly, I mean. Eek, Tok, Chicken, Eagle, Ruby. All good names, solid. Nightmute, Sleetmute, Nunam Iqua, Kongiganik, Kwethluk, Anaktuvik Pass, Arctic Village, Kaktovik, Nuiqsit, Atmautluk. Solid names all.
But I'd like to hear you pronounce Kongiganak, or better yet Kwigillingok! There's a good reason they are commonly shortened to Kong and Kwig by English speakers. (Warptman can be the judge of who gets closest to the right pronunciation!)
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Has friends in both places!
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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Floyd, I actually have to say those village names on more than one occasion a week. Sometimes as often as a dozen times a day in the course of talking to air taxi services and to accounting, as well as to the techs heading out there. I have one guy flying out tomorrow for 2 weeks to visit 6 villages (including "Kong"). We have a tendency to use the full names as sometimes the names are very similar and we don't want mistakes made. I mean there's Akiak, and Akhiok, Napakiak and Napaskiak. Most of my techs can actually pronounce them at least as well as I can. We don't want to insult the inhabitants by poor pronounciation.

Honest, I can pronounce them quite well. They are my customers and we serve a large portion of villages throughout the bush, with the possible exception of the villages in SE. My guys are amazing in their ingenuity in keeping some of these power systems on line. And they had better have extraordinary customer skills, because we want to maintain the relationship we have with our friends in the bush.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Nome
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What's the Gorge? Have you heard the soundtrack for "Into the Wild" yet? It's all Eddie Vedder, it rocks. Hard Sun is one of my favorite tunes now.
Vedder covered that song. It's from 1989 from a band called Indio
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