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Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Ancient chestnut tree in the Castagniccia of Corsica
Ancient chestnut tree in the Castagniccia of Corsica
Credit: Gypsy

A forest where I would sit and read all day. I took this photo when I was there in 2011
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
hey there say, mouse and all... i missed a bit here, i been busy...

am getting caught up now...
and soon will caught up in the taco, again, :))


say, gypsy, i love this tree pic! say, please, would it be alright to use
this picture to paint, and i will add critters, etc, to it, to make it a bit different... though, would still credit the photographer, if needed, on the back of painting?

it is so full of neat well placed designs!
email and let me know, perhaps in summer i could...
also, you may have it free, too, if you would like it, or, i will
pass it on, or keep it... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
A Portrait of a Portugese Partridge
Portugsese Collared Pratincole.
Portugsese Collared Pratincole.
Credit: Birding in Portugal caught in the net

Song from the Portugese Partridges

Come on now and meet everybody,
And hear us singing,
There's nothing better than being together,
When we're singing.

Five of us, and mom working all day,
We knew we could help her if our music could pay.
Danny got Rueben to sell our songs,
And it really came together when mom sang along.

Come on down and meet everybody,
And hear us singing,
There's nothing better than being together,
When we're singing, (3X)



Sonnet Sung by the Portugese Partridge

The sonnet form is old and full of dust
And yet I want to learn to write one well.
To learn new forms and grow is quite a must,
But I will learn it quickly, I can tell.

And so I sit, today, with pen in hand,
Composing three new quatrains with a rhyme.
The rhythm flows like wind at my command.
The A-B-A-B form consumes my time.

But I’m not done until there’s fourteen lines.
One ending couplet, after three quatrains.
I’ve tried to write this new form several times.
The effort’s huge; I have to rack my brain.

But I persist, my fourteen lines now done.
I wrote my poem; my sonnet work is won.
--Denise Rodgers



A Pair of Porugese Parrots Playing Parrot Parlor Games in a Pear Tree

double squawk
double talk

say the esh word
shay the es word

too many Shilvas awk
too many Silveras, Phil awk

the New Phil Silvers show
the New Phil Silvers show
Credit: GI of course!
Stand in the Way Back. Do not move. It's what year?
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:37am PT
Neebee, I would love a painting of one of my photographs. How sweet. Let's talk via email soon.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Portlandia.

zBrown has shown me the light. Danke.

When it comes to satire, irony is militant, improvement is imminent, and my name is Jackie Chiles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzowSs9mNOM
I suppose there's more of sarcasm in this clip, than satire. You may think otherwise. Good for you.

Or it's Mr. King-of-the-View, the Big O, my favorite because of Dillis Millis, naturally.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3vRJmdQv10
His views are/were the best-delivered and in-yer-face, mock-yer-socks-off, and liveliest, of all lefty pundits, much of the time. He knows satire.

that's just my opinion

By way of early condolence. R.I.P.
Credit: Locker

"Ninety percent of what they call art is sh#t. Ninety percent of the rest is sh#t with an asterisk."

"Ninety-nine percent of what they post on Superuptop is drivel. Half the rest is drivel with an terrible stink."

I suppose a high percentage of my poetry exists in the same state. I know, I'm too modest. BS should be my midnitials.

Exist in a nice place today.


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:51am PT
It used to be one of my responsibilites to consider disaster recovery (for computer systems). So typically one does scenario analysis.

Here's one for ya. What if 90% of all sheeit was art? Would my sewer charge drop? Would Mr. Buchwald be offended? If he was, would he write a column about it? Would Buscemi receive a payment rather than having to make one?

These are all scenarios to be considered, or alternatively not.





neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:58am PT
hey there say, zbrown... SEWER??? did someone say SEWER?
...would my sewer charge drop...
(as if i didn't know)

well now:

Spaulding: What do you fellas get an hour?
Ravelli: For playing, we get-a ten dollars an hour.

Spaulding: I see. What do you get for not playing?
Ravelli: Twelve dollars an hour.

Spaulding: Well, clip me off a piece of that.
Ravelli: Now for rehearsing, we make special rate. That's-a fifteen dollars an hour...That's-a for rehearsing.

Spaulding: And what do you get for not rehearsing?
Ravelli: You couldn't afford it. You see, if we don't rehearse, we a-don't play, and if we don't play (he snaps his finger) - that runs into money.

Spaulding: How much would you want to run into an open manhole?
Ravelli: Just-a the cover charge! Ha, ha, ha.

Spaulding: Well, drop in some time.
Ravelli: Sewer.

Spaulding: Well, we cleaned that up pretty well



i like good clean fun, ;)
and it sure got cleaned up, ;)

just saw this last night... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
hey there say, gypsy... wow, this will be fun! yep, let's email,
summer will work good, too, and pre summer, actually, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Sewer? Thread? Paint? Birds?

I just found out that Coffee Bandits has a monthly BAD FICTION NIGHT!

I have an affliction: an affinity for bad fiction. I'd say I'm hooked on it, but there's nothing funny about addicttion, even when it has two t's.
Please don't be cross with me.

An addiction is worse than a penchant, by far.

Penchant, now there's one for Punch.

It's made for Mad.

But not the type for Time.

Two doppio day.

Four espressos.

The Farmers' Market was fun. Lots and lots of pictures to look thru.

The Youth Baseball Annual Spring Parade was at 10:30 on Main St. That was almost Too Cute. Many more pictures to look thru.

And then to the Coffee Bandits, taking photos of Volunteers for I Love Merced Day, cleaning up the city. Even more to look thru.

But there are other things to do first.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

wow, if you get a picture of a sewer (manhole-cover), with a bit of chipped paint, and some discarded thread dropped upon it, with birds standing there, studying that ol' thread,

i think you'll tie this all in quite well... :)

*wow, thanks for the 'i love merced' info and all,
it sounds very nice...


god bless, to you this eve, and of course, always,
but the eve, first, as it is now upon this
end of the taco-shelf... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Rock Under Chopin

Does Anybody Know the “Beatles?”
Does Anybody Care that they are half “Dead?”

If Chopin rode a chopper
And Napoleon took a nap
We’d have soothing rock n’ roll
And a greatly different map

If Harding free-climbed harder
And Ed did more hard aid
Our guidebook still would not be done
Perhaps he should be paid


Lowered Expectation

If everyone throughout history
who ever wanted to be someone
but became somebody else instead
were lined neatly toe to head,

I don’t know what would happen.
Would they reach around the moon?
Could someone or somebody tell me then,
if they do it anytime soon?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:13am PT
say neebee, hey there

wow, if you get a picture of a sewer (manhole-cover), with a bit of chipped paint, and some discarded thread dropped upon it, with birds standing there, studying that ol' thread,

These birds have flown, except for one, but perhaps they could be rounded back up.

Does one round up birds, or just tempt them into place? I know we tempt the humming birds with a red and yellow feeder.



Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 28, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Mésange--in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
Mésange--in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
Credit: Gypsy

This bird hadn't flown but was certainly thinking about it and I imagine it has flown since I took this photo...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Qhy is it qualled a feather boa?

Qetzlcoatl that about, anyhoa?

Snakes fly on planes.

Sometimes ya just gotta say, oh bruddah!

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/A-Traditional-Hawaiian-Feather-Cape-Composed-of-Feathers-from-Native-Birds-Posters_i4000927_.htm

Aloha.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=606532&tn=274

Thank you, Marlow!

Who do you think wrote this guidebook for flying in the world?

Daedalus?

Sergeant Dolt?

Ron Kauk?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 28, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Mouse.

Hehe..

I'll leave me a hole in the fence...

I don't know. It's a great meditation...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Paperston, bring me some shears.
What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Would you make me climb Whitney?
Credit: Jim Shirley
Lend me your ear and I'll sing you a song
Better yet, I'll let Jimmy welcome ya to Monday.


Credit: Jim Shirley
The week's seven days long.
Mount Shirley.
Mount Shirley.
Credit: Jim Whitney
It's a long week.

Sigh...

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
was going to put this somewhere else, but here it is, where I think it belongs - hope y'all like it

KCET, KQED, KLOS, KMET, KPFA, KPFK

OK
Special K?


it's 1/2 an hour

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Speaking of historic photos


VP, President of PSA, & Unidentified white-haired guy - birth of the L...
VP, President of PSA, & Unidentified white-haired guy - birth of the L1011
Credit: Andrew Warhol
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