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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 10, 2013 - 06:42am PT
i got a bird that whistles, i got a bird that spys



From stratospheric capability to "nano" technology: DARPA is sponsoring research in a new class of surveillance craft that mimics biology. The challenge: a two-wing flapping aircraft capable of controlled, precision hovering and fast-forward flight, like a hummingbird. Unlike a real bird, AeroVironment's Nano Hummingbird also carries a video camera.

The hand-made prototype has a wingspan of 6.5 inches, and has a total flying weight of 2/3 ounce -- less than the weight of an AA battery
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 06:55am PT
Show me a fly that can do the Bird.

Show me a bird that can do the Fly.

Show me a bird that doesn't whistle when it's flying at sub-sonic speeds.

Didja see that? Didja hear that?

Tommy?



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 07:07am PT
I wish I could be a Flyy Girl.
Scanned w/o fading correction.
Scanned w/o fading correction.
Credit: mouse from merced
I wish I could fly.
With fading correction.
With fading correction.
Credit: mouse from merced
I wish I could do the Fly. If I wanna be a Flyy Girl, I gotta learn to do the Fly. Everyone's learning how. That's the buzz...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 07:09am PT
http://www.google.com/search?hl=xx-elmer&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=855&q=little+girl+in+a+blue+armchair&oq=little+girl+in+a+blue+armchair&gs_l=img.3...3482.11643.0.1350

And so the little Cassatt brat sat and watched
And then she began to say "Why not?"

And so she began to hatch and plot--
That's how her face got puffy and blotched.

Rice powder.
--L'Oreal Mytie






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 07:30am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Rice and corn (maize)

Rice and corn have generally been considered safe grains for celiac patients, although once again there has been lack of rigorous, controlled, scientific study of these grains in relation to celiac disease, especially with up-to-date methods. I am not aware of any major evidence against their safety during the past 50 years. There are people who are sensitive to rice and corn and probably to any grain. Some have clearly allergic reactions, such as respiratory difficulties or skin wheals to these grains, but gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea, might result from allergy as well (Janeway et al. 1999). If we accept celiac disease as being properly classified predominantly as a Type IV hypersensitivity mediated by T cell responses, there is also the possibility that celiac disease might be combined in a given patient with immediate hypersensitivities, such as allergies (Type I), to wheat or to any other grains, including rice and corn. Intestinal biopsy might pick up the celiac disease, but not necessarily other sensitivities. As far as I know, these potential complications have not been well studied or well understood. It seems unreasonable, however, to suggest to a celiac patient who indicates that he or she responds badly to a particular grain or food other than wheat, rye, or barley, that he or she is imagining things. Adverse reactions to what I shall somewhat arbitrarily term safe grains for celiac patients may not be common, but they do exist. Such adverse reactions should be the subject of more research as to the mechanisms involved.

A unbroken line, huh?  I ain't in no line.  But there is a I in line.....
A unbroken line, huh? I ain't in no line. But there is a I in line...shift, turn...
Credit: mouse from merced

Hey Tony! Whaddya think, man, like, what's in the spangles on the dance floor? Do I gotta worry when I do the hands-on-the-floor routines?

I dint order no kool-aid...is this kool-aid?

We got our own dancing going' on over here, zBrown. Rangoli helps.

'Rangoli' is a Sanskrit word which means a creative expression of art through the use of color.The word rangoli may also have come from "rang" (color) + "aavalli" (row), which means row of colors, or from rang+avalli, which means creepers of colors. Basically, Rangoli is the art of drawing images and motifs on the floor and walls of one's home using different color powders. Designed with a beautiful combination of various colors, the Rangoli images create an enchanting piece of art. Basically a floor painting, a rangoli image stands for a sign of welcome. The main purpose of making rangolis in diwali is to welcome Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, to individual homes apart from warding off the evil eye. The art of rangoli is known by different names in different regions such as "Rangoli" in Maharashtra, Alpana (in Bengal), and Kolam (in South India). Although Rangoli has its origins in Maharashtra, today it is practiced everywhere. One of the most popular arts among Indian women, rangoli is an age old custom of India, and practiced all over the country.

The Rangoli designs are passed down through generations, with some of them being hundreds of years old. Though the designs vary in different sections of India, the basic approach is common. The designs are geometric and proportioned. It has been a tradition in culturally rich India to draw Rangoli on the festivals and other auspicious occasions as it is considered a holy ritual. There is a unique relationship between the festival of diwali and rangoli. Diwali is a major festival of India and drawing rangoli on diwali is a part of diwali celebrations.

The patterns are made with finger using rice powder, crushed lime stone, or colored chalk. They may be topped with grains, pulses, beads, or flowers. Since the entire objective of making rangoli in diwali is to welcome Goddess Laxmi, small footprints coming into the home, representing the footprints of the Goddess, are also made. Rangolis can be of any size, from the size of a doormat, to the covering an entire room.

Though making of a Rangoli is highly dependent on the preferences and skills of the maker, lines are always drawn on one finger movement (rangolis are always drawn with fingers) and frequently, the mapping of the rangoli is done with the help of dots, which are joined to form a pattern, and then the pattern is filled with colors.

One important point is that the entire pattern must be an unbroken line, with no gaps to be left anywhere, for evil spirits are believed to enter through such gaps, if they find one. In an expert hand, the images created are elaborate and look as if they are painted. In India, this art is temporary. Each rangoli design generally stays for only a day or two as it is often redone as a part of the daily routine. Certain designs are created on special occasions such as weddings and religious festivals like Diwali.
Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/diwali/rangoli.htm#ARAbxIUckU7jxYe0.99

That was a nize dance number you posted on the Enjoy Life with good old leggs...

Here I could say we enjoy life with good old bum legs...

Plus some in Fossil Climber's instance, except for that thing he pointed out...


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Credit: GI
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: GI
Credit: GI
Patterns.
Credit: GI
Dancing.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 10, 2013 - 08:19am PT




Credit: gryo lossless legs
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 08:29am PT


The Death of Warren Harding, among other things like the birth of TV.
The Death of Warren Harding, among other things like the birth of TV.
Credit: GI
"And I'll see your Royal Straight Flush."--the Island called God
I guess I can stop rowing.
I guess I can stop rowing.
Credit: GI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Tricks AND Magic!



Country AND Eastern!



One country way, one country day in the West.
One country way, one country day in the West.
Credit: neebee
Sorry you can't load these songs, neebee.

Wish I had some magic but slow dial-up is what it is, whatever that is besides slow.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Nemo, meet FEMA.

Storm footage.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4376792628960

I heard from Bevin last night. She's okay, but there's a load for you to shovel in Brooklyn if you care to.

5-hour Energy, anyone?

I'd think about hibernating.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A magical afternoon in the Courthouse Park neighborhood.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 10, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
zaentz can't dance - i hope you know




zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 10, 2013 - 07:23pm PT

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 12, 2013 - 06:18am PT

Daily audio-visual double - I'll take Lenore for $500




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Too bad for Christopher, going over to the Dark Side. I didn't know he was a Ravens fan, too.

My Grandad was named Leonard for King Leonard I & ONLY, who used to sign documents, announcements, caveats, and promulgations that same way. I had no heart to tell him there were no Ys in Latin script. He came back with Yada-yada, they all say that, but he was firmly in the Ys camp, which made him a Ys man.

And then there were Lynnrd Skynnehead, NYW Rave, and Yo Tony, NOW.

KYOS radio. All Latyn, all the thyme, all the to-dos.

Phil Ochs/The Power & the Glory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZelYGi5ZTPw

Phil Leherer/Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY

PAGING PHIL BIRCHEFF!

I've had my Phil on Glueberry Hill and now I'm stuck I'm stuck I'm stuck...

That's better...Lenore jabbed the cop in the neck and all he's got is "Yaargh?" Weenie! It's painful, though...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Blues Project/Flute Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rlmK1IFAc8

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Thank God for Yuba Waz!

We all need a name, first, and a mantra second.

You can change a name, and your mantra is mutable, if you choose.

And your icon. And your toothpaste brand.

And the beat. But you'd better let the others know somehow.
Music for Makin' Bacon/not your TJ Brass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul1nsEsamAM

I received this "obvious objet" in the post last night (flat, appr. 12 X 24 in heavily-taped cardboard, from a well-known artist on ST) and the manager gave it to me just a few minutes ago.

A package? For me? What's it got in it?

Quelque-choses pour moi?

Merci bien, neebee.

Lettuce open it!



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
I know this sounds whacked out but I wondered how Yuba was going to affect the outcome of this package-opening.

It is a beautiful painting of Boomer with his string of fish.

I'm so stunned you could put me on a stringer. I'd have the same expression as the fish.

The silhouetted oaks in the sunset are just like what you see driving home from Lenna's, Sonora to Merced at sunset; or, if you are Tim, our brother, driving home to Jamestown from Merced Falls after meeting with fishermen needing his guide services and boat. Or, if you are returning, as Boomer did countless tims, from a round of golf at Twain-Harte or Phoenix Lake, the sunset's just that way, Blue Moon in the Sky or not.

When Boomer was a budding managerial trainee and filling various low-level tasks for Pacific Tell & Tell, one job he had was to travel to Yuba City and Marysville to help assess PT&T needs there during the Christmas flood of 1955. He was gone from Sacramento for several days, leaving Mom and the Mothers of Maryal Drive to cope with their own minor flooding from backed-up gutter drains. (The clogged gutters led to the creation of Maryal Pond, the waters of which soon drained to the American River.)

I've learned to respect the Yubans, who kept having to dodge the flooding Sacramento River every few years because they live along the Yuba River, which can heavily influence the Sacramento when it rises. Some of the Sacramento flooding is now supposedly "controlled" by the use of by-passes and less reliance on dike-extension.

Anyway, neebee, the Boomer 'likeness' is just fine--it's a good smile--and it was a shock to see it the first time, which says something, but not of any consequence, so forget it, it's not critique time, anyway--but I'll adjusst. My blood pressure. Must...sit...

Be happy. Like a musical, moveable fish-on-a-plaque on the wall singing Bobby McPherrin.

Well, say there, thanks for the "surprise thank you."

5.8, let's go to the frame shop.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
hey there, say, mouse..

i was so sad, the way you shared about boomer's passing..
i love my dad, so i sure understand...

but all the things that you shared about him, made it all
the more real,as to your loss...

could not buy canvas then... so did nothing...
well, after all the neat things that you do for others,
and the wonerful surrise fruit...

a very nice thank you was in order, trouble was:
i did not have canvas, but my NOW i had a board!

thus, the board, :)

however, sadly, i did not have a good copy of boomers
pictur... was too fuzzy, so i felt bad... seem it
passed inspection, though..:) and touched the heart...


























by the way:
the moon is a golfball.... :)









and you must have spotted the 'shoot the moon' garden, by now, :)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Lenore Goldberg posts on YouTube

Balls in the air and Max on line

must be her kids


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtAvNWLVAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BVV5NRRUz0


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