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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:00am PT
"Anything to keep the peace."

But impeach the president.

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second & last posts original Flames thread

Enjoy these pages.
Lynn Hill.

second & last posts of imposter thread
[The original thread was scrapped unadvisedly and is herewith re-born; but renaissance is a pain in the butt.

The symbolism of that remark is meant to show that sequels are usually nowhere near the quality of the original, that they are, in fact, crap.

[We have tried harder. These remarks are edited in as we approach this thread's five-thousandth post. 03-13-16.]

Campfire starts at nine a.m.

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May we all get to Heaven in our own special way.
I hope it lasts longer than this Dean Potter Moment.[Click to View YouTube Video]

To all and sundry who may see this video here, it was in place before Dean and Graham met their tragic fate. Let it be our token Flames memorial to two great fellow earthlings.

my phone # -- 209-947-5559
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:03am PT
Here we go again.

"Accept no substitutes."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:44am PT
Let me re-introduce myself.
I'm a poor man with questionable taste but can spell impeccable without resorting to a dictionary.
I'm an old geezer, but there's a twinkle in my eye which says that I don't know squat despite my ears.
The late John Fahey is my favorite music.
I play Scrabble at a high level.
I write more plainly than I did when I got to the Taco.
I confess to never having been a dirtbag, but did live in Camp 4 in '70 and '71.
That's all the personal history you're getting.

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From an earlier post on the spurious The Flames thread by the scoundrel zBrown, who I would rank with Ned Kelly for infamy and with the Cat in the Hat for total seriousness.

Centennials only happen every hundred years.

I visited it on March 25 but could only gloss over it because they were nearing closing time. Photography is not allowed in the museum, but I surreptitiously took a few, but they are a bit blurry and I really needed to use a tripod to do them justice.

The ones which I did take are of Yosemite.I know nothing about this Death Valley Dodge. Maybe they were selling bogus cemetery plots.

Tourons from Merced city and county because the population was only a few thousand. Probably some farm families, but that's spec.

The dam is for the production of lumber, specifically, but there may have been a small electrical power generator here. Otherwise, the water backed behind the dam was used as a storage pond for trees coming down from the south side of the Merced Canyon, mostly Yellow pines, which were awaiting the attention of the sawyers.

"In 1910, the Yosemite Lumber Company was formed and purchased 10,000 acres of timber on the south side of the Merced River opposite El Portal. Access to that timber was accomplished by the construction of a bridge over the river and an "incline" up the mountain toward the timber."

In the photograph above, the dam is spilling the entire flow of the river. There are now two dams right above it, both operated by the irrigation district.

Between the two they control the river's flow and so the old dam never spills any water but what goes through the old gate where the generator probably sat, if there was one in fact. The old spillway is on the south side of the river and these folks are ambling about on a small peninsula of rock which juts out just below the gate.

In addition, an even earlier dam is located a few miles further downstream, built by the irrigation district to divert water into the Main Canal and thence to Lake Yosemite, a holding pond which is only filled by the opening of the irrigation season.

This pond which the hockey players are using is probably not alwasy frozen, and I'm not sure where it was located, except I think it must have been on the south side of the Valley in the shade of Glacier Point.Puck hockey, it's too violent. Give me NFL or give me death? Hardly.

Hours at the museum are W-S, 1 to 4 p.m. and it's located at N Street and 21st Street in the County Courthouse Park/Veterans' Memorial.

This exhibit about the PPIE runs until July 19. It's loaded with old photography and Sarah and staff have done a great job.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:07am PT
Okay then this is to keep it safe for now and not a aside for anyone to respond to He was and is gone

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this sucs though should I rewind and regurgitate what ever i can abc and re create the rest?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:09am PT
Speaking of Moderation: Freezing Forum Topics That Degenerate into Personal Attacks
] [Click to View YouTube Video]Okay Ok I can still spellt so gud but contest for writing,
with largo as judge was cool,
I am dead!but why not post this instead [Click to View YouTube Video] 0R IF NOT THAT THEN
When in Rome?

so I know that you are not a fan of this but when I went to find a nice Polka , I was side-tracked [Click to View YouTube Video] THEN THIS FLASHED by, the Production value, picture edit, # of cameras, and such
IT is stoner too( me drinks and smokes a wee bit) . . .[Click to View YouTube Video]And when you are low or out and trying to extend the glow depending on who and what you know[Click to View YouTube Video]


or not if you are just old, To old to not know better
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:31am PT
wow it starts to radically twist my perspective ,

Only this fool will take any time to rhyme as out and back and out and back in a fly fishing mode,

Doing the same task repeatedly and expecting a different result,
is a symptom of insanity,
but the Flames is worth it joe!

so if, and I mean when, this blows and goes away again i will be a bit less sad .

Night Train of Valhalla - John Fahey
thank you zb for weening me off the flames as if it were Heroin.

or ruin my day not broken crack pipe no fire in sight as if a steal minkee or the Wedge would ever bother to type a ditty for mfm and the Flames .

we here will smolder but i, we, will have to add and subtract and divide to try and get more, other, voices to alight here.

.sense or nonsense
Big Mike

Trad climber
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:28pm PT
All hail the Mouse!

His thread is reborn, like a phoenix in the flames.

Master of the disappearing thumb trick:

Hope you are well fine sir!

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:51pm PT
Well "Big Mike digs mouse from merced" (Melody Maker 2015)

zB digs Buster (Melody Maker, 1959)

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zB digs Ruth (Melody Maker, 1962)

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Nothing really nothing to turn off - accept originals only, no substitutes

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Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 01:27pm PT
The Flames

second & last posts original (sin?)

second & last posts of imposter thread

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 01:30pm PT
A week ago it was Good Friday. Today, it's a better day. Scarlett O'Hara Butler had something there.

"The Flames destroyed Atlanta, remember."--Blind Joe Dead

"Everybody got to change sometime."--Taj

"Why seek the dead among the living?"--one of the two men in shining garments who greeted the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Twelve

"I'm ba-a-ack..."--Jack Torrance, or Jake

"I'm Jack."
"No, I'm Jake."
"I'm Jack."
--The two Evelyn Cross Mulwrays

I'm on cruise control floating in a big Cadillac up Mulwray Drive, overlooking Bob Dylan's spread, listening to BJ Thomas' cover of Casey Jones.

It's late at night and a deer pops into the headlights.

I deliberately run the bastion over and don't think twice about it.

He chose wrong. I chose to live.

Tough world. Hard to get a break in it, is what I'm sayin' to myself.

And then the song ends, the dream ends, and I get up an pee, drink the last of that B & J wine cooler, the strawberry flavored one, Jimmy's favorite.

Then I go outside to the fire escape, where no one's lookin' at 11 p.m., except the Lady Moon, who smiles like always.

Gentled, I come back inside and read some posts on the Taco.

And the muse comes knockin'.

Actually, it's just rSin, wanting some one to talk to about certain matters that brought him down earlier in the day.

We talk it through, but I'm doin' most of the listenin'.

I feel like an uncle, because it's what some of us do when we tiff with the old man, the hidebound old tyrant: go to his brother, who knows what a schmuck he is, and what a schmuck you are, but he's open and knows that he's one, too.

It was serious police business, so I can't say another word.

I'm glad that I picked up that late at night, but that's what caller ID is about, to see if you want to let it go or to pick up.

BIG MIKE--I know Wayno's uncle Bob. He taught me that trick. Thanks for all you do here.

zBrown, thank you for your support, your sport, and the little laughing dog, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby.

Throwpie, thank you for the memories, please.

And here's a toast to better days on the Taco.Call it a "Bump for a Better SuperTaco."

And last, thank you to the ladies who post to this thread. You are all enlightened beings.

Doug Buchanan, you were a lucky man.feralfae, you are a lucky lady.

Gypsy, you are a lucky lass to have hooked up with Randy--I took time for him last Friday, BTW.

neebee, you keep it together with the light from above. I hope your car gets repaired, your floor turns out Otay after the carpet's gone, and the critters do your bidding.

Lilabiene, you rock and so does THE Muppet!

Gnome, I'm struck dumb by your candor and your willingness to tread where angels fear to go. Just stop posting so many videos as it's hard for certain folks' computers to load. Please.

John Fahey - The Yellow Princess

John Fahey - Irish Setter (for Gnome, who suffers)

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 04:45pm PT
This erasing personal history ain't ez. It begins with your family, but then comes around to your soul (pretty sure Leonard said that, not Skynrrd)..


Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 10, 2015 - 07:19pm PT
Mouse, Wise White-Beard, sir,

Thank you. :) Yes, we were/are very lucky. :)
Thank you for John Fahey as well. I did not know of him.


Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Oh Sister(z). You know who you are.

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Ah, why not - afterall you never know what's comin' down.

Can't sing, but can't help listening.

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Buy into the first two, third one is free. Bonus track makes #3 a twofer.

Is it fate or just simple?

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Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 10, 2015 - 08:53pm PT
Oh, Mouse? I did not take that photo of Doug. I don't know who took it. He might have himself. :) I know where it was taken, but not by whom.

zB, thank you for all the great tunes. Niiiiice. :) Cute puppies, too.

Moose, I used to climb, too. I am pleased to say that I scared a few people with my crazy, care-free climbing. I learned that gravity works all the time, everywhere. And, I learned a a bit of caution. Time.

Gnome, of those last two duct photos, the top one looks like an elephant's trunk to me. :) Namaste. :)

A beautiful night's sleep and sweet dreams to all.

Thank you



Social climber
Apr 10, 2015 - 08:56pm PT
hey there say, mouse... thought you would love this, since you mentioned wilf the yodeler, :)

YOUNG slim clark, came up in the ranks, on his own, and HEARD TELL of ol' wilf:

At the same time, there was a fellow by the name of Wilf Carter who had already been established, probably a year or so ahead of me. Everybody said, ďYou sound like Montana SlimĒ (aka Wilf Carter). I said, ďWho in the world is that?í I hadnít heard of him because we didnít have a radio at that time. The neighbors had a radio and they told me about it. I found out when he was on -- in the morning around 9:00. After that, whatever I was doing, cutting wood for the family, or haying, or whatever, I would quit at that time and go listen to Montana Slim because everything he sang was exactly my idea of what the cowboy singer should be like. If there is such a thing as great, he was the greatest of all. He learned a lot about cowboy life and thatís where a lot of his songs were born, going on to write some of the finest of the cowboy songs.

wow, i JUST love listening to yodling slim clark... :)

here is a link to his page... he also painted... lived with the various cowboys... and now, his daughter paints...

he named his son, after wilf...

a few years back, i bought slim's cd, which i rarely buy things like this... due to money issues, etc... SOME things however, are just really WORTH IT... :)
AND--well, not played often, so one simply MUST buy them, ;)

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okayyyyyyyyy, then... i am a bit 'slow on the un-confused draw' here...

but i think i got it...

the 'delete flames' did a delete 'encore' right,
i think? or, hmm, is that 're-ride' delete, to
r-ride the ol' 'well known 2nd-ride-try' ?
for the betterment of points...

and so... here is the 'flames' of the wilf yolder,
that i was referring to, somewhereeee in this link:
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2015 - 11:12am PT
rusted machinery
that the rain
found appetizing.

like a well-pleased pin
the sound of your lingo
has a good ring to it
a place meant here
for non-virgin dreams
for feral animals and spirits
it is meet that the meek abide here
it is meat that the feral freaks need
that old rack of mine could carry a tune
remember that feeling of ease
climbing way way above the trees
a giant step for mice-kind

Taj Mahal - Giant Step

nita, NOAH's is the recent addition to the plethora of restaurantes Mexicanos in this area. It's just six blocks down Main St., but I have not had a meal in there as yet. Glowing praises abounded and their culinary skills redounded to their credit.

My son Scott takes his family to Trevino's on Main as a tradition. His oldest boy is Noah, the young one is Jake. And Noah says Trevino's is jake with him. :0)


Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 11, 2015 - 07:24pm PT
woof woof


Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Apr 11, 2015 - 07:50pm PT

Like the Phoenix of Legend the Flames have arisen from the Digital Dead!

This calls for a celebration -


Trad climber
Apr 11, 2015 - 08:12pm PT
I got me one of them hammers Mouse. I bought it from Mark back in the olden days
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2015 - 10:55pm PT
Cuban Tunes

2,138,919 woofballoons
sitting in a row
1.259921 granfalloons
clearing off the snow
1.08006 northern loons
laughing as they go
1.026005 silver moons
shining down below

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Joo wanna daynce with me, chica?

ďI could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows Ďtil you come home.Ē
Duck Soup (1933) Ė Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx)

"I think she meant Chico, Groucho."
Sopa de Pato (1934) - Al Fresco (Gummo Marx)

Gracias, Ricky D. Do you know a redheaded lady named Lucy?

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