Humor

We like to make you laugh. But we also like to poke a little — like a cactus, we're a bit prickly. Sensitive types might want to avoid this section.

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Let's face it: we live in a destination town and tourists are a part of life. Luckily, many of them fly quietly into Belgrade, rent an enormous SUV, and plow screaming into a herd of bighorn sheep before we ever know they’re here. Read more >>
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In the second century BC, Roman invaders of present-day France made great fun of their enemy’s attire—they considered the Gauls’ long trousers intolerably effeminate, compared to their cool and manly tunics. Read more >>
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There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Read more >>
Wozer, Jeff
Andy Rooney nailed a verbal bulls-eye when he said, “Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.” Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Do you like to sweat in cold weather? Do you like to wear tight clothing? Do you like to ski with great difficulty up hills before flailing down on flimsy gear? Do you know what lutefisk is, and how it’s made—and still eat it? Read more >>
Billa Dean Drysdale
Dear Neanderthals, Read more >>
the editors
Welcome to the Last Old West.1. Pull up your droopy pants. You look like an idiot. Read more >>
Wozer, Jeff
I’m currently suffering from option paralysis. It’s a term penned by author Douglas Coupland meaning “the tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none.” Read more >>
Metrick, Dee
Every Thanksgiving morning, I stand at the starting line of the Huffing for Stuffing race and wonder if my beak is straight, if my feathers are falling off, and if I’ll stay warm and itch-free. You see, I’m the official female turkey. And how I got here is quite a story. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
In most parts of the country, the beard is relegated to farcical status, worn only for Halloween or in support of Canadian sporting events. Read more >>
Weight, Casey
I never get laid in the summer. There is very little sex on the riverbanks these days. After all, it’s a hard place to find those types of women. Read more >>
the Editors
As the temperatures cool down, the age-old rivalry heats back up: skiers versus snowboarders. Both have an unjustified sense of superiority over the other, and jokes abound about each type. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Anyone can succeed. It takes a rare and special talent, however, to fail—and fail with such gusto that the failure becomes secondary to the triumphant achievement of mere survival. This is the definition of epic failure—where legends are born. Read more >>
Metrick, Dee
There’s a wise older woman in my life who told me, “Don’t give advice, just tell your story.” So as we head toward winter and the plethora of outdoor recreational activities associated with cold smoke, I can’t help but give in to the urge to tell all women under 30: Do not learn skiing or snowboa Read more >>
Lewis, Walter
As hunting season sets around southwest Montana, hordes of camo-clad Bozemanites take to the mountains in search of prey. Amid all the birds and grass-eating ungulates, one game species stands apart. This creature is different. It seeks flesh, not flora. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
A word from your quarry. Read more >>
Muennich, Pete
Hunting Montana’s extinct critters may be something we can only dream of, but dream we will. Here’s a short list of the most badass animals that called Montana home before we did.Tyrannosaurus Rex Read more >>
Drew Pogge
“Dude, I got nasty Elvis Leg after that crimpy crux, just before I hit the crack and landed a few bomber jams!” Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
With the possible exception of road cyclists (see “Living with Lycra,” Summer 2009, and my subsequent stacks of hate mail), whitewater kayakers—and playboaters, most of all—are perhaps the most visibly flamboyant, linguistically challenged, and cognitively "distinct" group of outdoors-people in t Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Some days you’re feeling flush, some days you’re getting flushed—that’s the way it works. But more often than not, when I get near a kayak, it’s one of those “getting flushed” sort of days. Read more >>
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