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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Your host, Sergey B.
Your host, Sergey B.
Credit: mouse from merced
You like chess?
Sergey/Back in the USSR

Sergey will glad to show you round those great big flat mountains of concrete.

Russians really like the watermelON.

The room welcomes you. It wishes to be in Brighton Beach, but you can't have everything.

"Who the hell is Stalin?"


Meanwhile, on Hwy.395
Credit: mouse from merced
"Are we even to Gardnerville yet? How much farther to Minden? I still say we should've called Moosedrool."--Snerd

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Film shot locally by Andy Warhol in 1968 to premiere in La Jolla

I was living in Berkeley then, but maybe I was in town for a visit. Sure hope he got me on film. I'll be there for the opening, hope Mitt makes it too.

http://www.10news.com/news/film-shot-locally-by-andy-warhol-in-1968-to-premiere-in-la-jolla

EDIT: It's sold out, but I bet Mitt and I can purchase our way in
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Yup, Mouse, that does look like Randy's handwriting (alias Desmond Farquhar) and his sense of humor (alias Normal Nebraska).

2006 sunrise in Tagliu-Isulaccia, Corsica
2006 sunrise in Tagliu-Isulaccia, Corsica
Credit: Gypsy



Meanwhile back at a sunrise in Corsica....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
I gotta say, young Sergei was a hoot and, as they also say in France and Spain,
simpatichny/sympa/simpatico.

And, yes, I like the chess very much. Would I be bragging to say I was
undefeated in two months in Soviet Union? Is true - but then Karpov was
whole time dodging me so I was never really tested.

And the 'traffic police' have/had it very good. None of this decadent car
chasing with flashing lights. No, just a subtle come hither waggle of
the finger and we're going to have a little talk. Oh, and you will
pull over, if you know what is good for you.

Credit: Reilly
The guys in the car with me were not pleased with my taking this pic.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
@zbrown. If San Diego Surfer is anything like Chelsea Girls, don't hold your breath. I went to a special screening last summer in NY with all of the "still alive, not dead yet" actors and scenesters.
Lou Reed was in front of me stinking up the theater with a big meatball sandwich. Even he could't take it anymore and left before me.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Would be hairy if I was in it TTR. I once challenged Dylan and Caruso to a breath holding contest, neither showed up.

Public Service Announcement for the Day concerning why hair never 'catches' cancer.

“Hair isn’t made of cells,” says Leona Samson, professor of biology and biological engineering and an affiliate in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. “The stuff that makes hair”—a thready protein called keratin that also forms fingernails—“is produced by cells in the hair follicle. You have to have cells to have cancer.” Though rare, tumors do sometimes form in the cells in the hair follicle. These cancer cells have lost their ability to grow in a way that is appropriate for where they are in the body. A liver cell, for example, may become so deranged that it doesn’t act like a liver cell anymore. Then, when it divides (as cells do), it passes its derangement on, replicating its abnormalities and spreading them.

[There are rumours that folks are working on producing all skin via 3D Printer technology and keratin thereby eliminating some of these things like squamous cell carcinoma (my nemesis) and melanoma (Dave Chalmers'). These have not be substaniated and cannot be considered part of the Announcement therefore.]


I spent a lot of time running around like this. Note my aunt following in the Flames tradition of gentle mockery.

Credit: zBrown

This will demonstrate that I do have shirts that are not orange (burnt or otherwise)

Credit: zBrown

History Annoucment of the Day. Right behind me in the photo, during WWII, there was an underwater fence constructed to keep Japanese (and I would assume also German) submarines out of San Diego Bay. This was pre Otis Redding.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
I was never really tested.

Reilly, really? I'm so exhausted from larfing at that. Cheenyus!

Andy Fielding, with regard to your posting of the Cemetery Gates video, The Flames posted it before you, mate; but the Russians are alredy claiming to have posted that video first!

Damn them!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Yes, I am a Flamer... ;-}

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Reilly

I notice that one New Ideas in Chess. I wonder what year that was published.

Apparently it was 1994.

I'll never forgive them for changing the move notation syntax.





Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QkFOBZRAbMU

...

bright flames

... burning ...

...

going down

... slowly ...

...

glowing

... ash ... to ash...

...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
z, don't date yerself, lad. :-}

I just noticed I missed a few, notably my Yasser Seirawan book, one of my
favorites, and not just because it provides a segue you and Mouse will love.

To quote Click & Clack:

"It was a dark and stormy night when out of the inky shadows stepped..."

your humble scribe who in a previous life was known to haunt, in a number
of ways, that great Seattle University District institution The Last Exit
On Brooklyn - truly one of the great coffee houses on the planet. A quick
check on Google generates 955,00 hits. I can assure you only a small portion
of those knew it in its glory years of the 60's and early 70's. You could
order your massively endowed PB&J samich for 25 centavos and get a pot of
Pike Place Market Orange Spice tea and nurse 'em till the cows came home
with only the occassional knowingly couched inquiry from one of the
lovely hippy waitpeople as to whether you would like something else.

But, as this segue is about to reveal, finally, is that the Last Exit was
also The Place for the Seattle chess gliterati. The shining star in this
firmament appeared out of the cosmos, as it were, in the cherubic visage of
one 8 or 9 year old Syrian immigrant named, you guessed it, Yasser Seirawan.
Yes, I can say I witnessed the birth, so to speak, of a genius. I see in
his Wiki bio notes his playing at the Last Exit. If you got game you didn't
dodge the Last Exit, homes!

But I digress...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6MV_Me6CK8
Five by Five is the second EP by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1964. Captured during a prolific spurt of recording activity at Chess Studios in Chicago that June, Five By Five was released that August in the UK shortly after their debut album, The Rolling Stones, had appeared. The title of Five by Five is a play on words—five tracks recorded by the five members of the band, but we're only guessing, because this is lifted from Wikipedia.
On hand numero dos, we have the imitable 12 x 5, which wss the American version of the five foregoing tracks by our budding band, and was TRENDINGDING even back then, and downright copying the Yosemite institution known as Camp 4, by using the Arabic numerals 12 and 5 on the cover, rather than the same old sh#t. As I said, TRENDINGALING>>>

Y'all's move.
And for a penny more, we'll toss in this bike show-off freestylin' pansy Danny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_190125&feature=iv&src_vid=Z19zFlPah-o&v=Cj6ho1-G6tw
Reilly, ever try this, you fun-hog?

Oh, we wouldn't want to date our selves, that's just everyday shift.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXA8RFnKn7g
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 14, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
The return of Prince Buster. Note recurrent theme of kiss teet throughout. Phonetically, I just can't get it. Seems like hissing :14.

No whiners in the Flames. Right?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Roughage-riding in the dining car with Mama Cass. Gettin' jiggly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj_lNc-gJwY

She was a wide whiner
Eatin' in the diner
There is none finer
Than her nice...


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
fe (also fi) in the Jamaican idiom is the infinitive.

so, fe dead (phonetically fey deadah) translates roughly as

going to die, not dead

the state senator from Chula Vista way back when was Wadie P. Deddeh

as far as I know he wasn't Jamaican, but he did substitute teach my high school Civics class once.


Retired State Sen. Wadie P. Deddeh addresses the media at a press conference defending the Chaldean community in El Cajon after a law enforcement raid at an Iraqi social club





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Copy.  Wagging two male suspects, one Hispanic and one All Occasion.
Copy. Wagging two male suspects, one Hispanic and one All Occasion.
Credit: mouse from merced
We are getting busted for climbing content! I forgot the magenta alert notice and Officer Style-Challenged is obviously puzzled, thinking this is a bike race, when actually it's nothing of the sort.

It's a bike wreck, though!
http://www.who-sucks.com/vehicles/22-bicycle-crash-photos-that-will-make-you-cringe

Oh, yeah. Here's the mild climbing content. You ever climb on limestone like the Dolomites, anyone? Any horror stories? Lightning storms, partner fails? No death, though, Grateful, Spiteful, or Otherful.

"Not tonight, dear, I have a killer deadache."--Portia
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/munsters-portia-de-rossi-lily-mockingbird-lane-nbc-pilot-bryan-fuller-336488

As I lay sleeping I felt like the tide left me here, listening to birdsong...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dr35NUoecw

EDIT: It's good to be able to edit in a punch line.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0Vd88rLF0
I was pretty sleepy last night.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 15, 2013 - 02:50pm PT

One, in an occastional series of Public Service Announcements.


Urea dissolves the intercellular matrix of the cells of the stratum corneum, promoting desquamation of scaly skin, eventually resulting in softening of hyperkeratotic areas

Why is this important you ask? This is how to get rid of those annoying and sometimes painful calluses which develop on you footz.


Knock knock ... Merced ... forgot the punchline. Punch me.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Who's there?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0re_efoHfc
What do you want?

Squamous Flakes and fruit for breakfast is goo. (Pic of boney hand sticking up from mud.)
Cabbage and bone soup for lunch is super local. (Pic of grateful dead skeleton.)
Stone scones for tea? (Pic of Rolling Stones Let It Bleed LP.)
And a platterful of giant calamari for dindin. (Pic of famous giant squid from 20,000 Legumes under the Sea with Kirk Douglas.)

BTW, zBrown, Why Is This Important? (Pic of tagged exfoliating granite.)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Those people in the video are not the swiftest birds in the flight pattern. They could have gotten the answer had they remembered to knock.

Knock on wood (not Ron Wood), Knock yourself out, Knock on heaven's door (and hope nobody says Who is there?), Litte Richard heard me knocking, had a snappy comeback


Knock knock
Who be dere?
Merced
Merced who?
{no response}
Merced what?
Just what Jeff Ray Dahmer said







Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
The Dupree special
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