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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
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Bir-duh!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 10, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
WTF, BITD.  3-09-20 billion BC
WTF, BITD. 3-09-20 billion BC
Credit: mouse from merced
Bir-dung!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 10, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Another in an occasional series on fasterners. Why these are worthy of a patent is an interesting story. News at 11:00 or later.


Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 11, 2013 - 02:35am PT
The Mad Bolter's Kit.
The Mad Bolter's Kit.
Credit: mouse from merced
Need to think fastener than that, amigo.
Credit: mouse from merced
Belay that.
Harding-approved don't mean sh#t.
What say?  Coffee shop?
What say? Coffee shop?
Credit: mouse from merced
The only thing that means anything is your being happy with your style.

I don't want to step on your toes, blue suede shows, or your ensolite pad--you could be mistaken for a dirtbug if I did.

(Do they even sell Ensolite any more?)

Ensolite would be an insulating pad for use while sleeping, dreaming of hell or maybe heaven.

Rope souls on the barbie tonight in hell.

Fillet of soul tomorra.

We'll get 5.10 penne for penance the day after.

Bound to have Kanga and Roo pads one of these days, right, Krehe?

And soul of oak bole provides the charcoal briquets.

You climb through the Lost Narrows to get to the meal each day.

They make you walk back down to the Valley of Dearth on the Ill, Really Ill, Really Wet and Cold and Misery-filled Missed Trail.

Repeat ad infinitum.

Don't ask about heaven, cuz I can't tell.

Kinda noisy, like a basketball game, maybe, with all that miraculously sticky rubber.

No stealth in heaven, I bet.

No Californication, either, thank God.

No Section Eight; and only the minimum amount of aid on climbs...


No UI--everyone has a pleasant job.

But there is unlimited camping, anyplace you find.

And the El Capitina shuttle runs all year long with Jonathan Winters in the lounge.

SAR boys & girls are out of that job--they are not needed here.


And then you wake up, get out of bed,
Drag the ball and chain out from under it instead...

Aaaaaaaaaaahhh, ah, ah, aaaaahhh,
A-ha-ha, ha-ha-haaa-aah...

Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 11, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Coffee shop? - you better shop around. Courtesy of Ray Franco, Ph.D, PE

Just another reason that the Java Blues might give you a volcanic rush.


http://www.electrical-forensics.com/Coffeemakers/CoffeeMakers.html



zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 11, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
4076433 - Attachment for garage door spring

An attachment device for the quick and easy attachment of a counterbalance coil spring to an appropriate bracket features a single section of rod bent to provide a shoulder at one end for connection to the bracket and a second shoulder at the other end for the counterbalance spring, the ends being equipped in a manner to permit application of an interlocking retention piece over end sections of the bend rod. In some forms of the invention fasteners applicable to the very endmost part of the rod are employed to lock the retention piece in place.
...
For counterbalance garage door hardware the type which has become popular during the past decade, certain aspects ofthe equipment continues to present problems. One of these is the retention of fragmented ends of springs in case of rupture. Another is ease of installation whether by a skilled mechanic or by a house holder when a spring needs to be replaced.

Why is any of this important? I don't know, but something to consider is just where garage bands would be without safe means of entrance/egress and easy repair in case of rupture.





The intent of http://www.60sgaragebands.com/ is to document - and therefore pay tribute to - not only the better known "one hit wonder" bands that had national hits and whose slab of vinyl is still played on today's oldies radio stations, but also to the lesser known - and even forgotten - bands that never found fame outside of a five-mile radius of their local stomping ground. If you dig the music of The Leaves, Seeds, Count Five, Castaways, Music Machine, Shadows Of Knight, and Electric Prunes, then this is the site for you. What about The Gants, Nightcrawlers, Palace Guard, Remains, Memphis Charms and Daily Flash? Ditto. The Lost? Lazy Eggs? Keggs? Alarm Clocks, Tonto & The Renegades, and Larry & The Blue Notes? Come on in. You've found the right place

A careful observer may note that this patent was issued in 1978, rather than global warming, it may be better to attribute the demise of these groups to unsafe portals.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
I wanna play!

Mister Ease & The Pseudos.

The Flames and Sons.

He's Sam and She's Dave.

The Together Cuckoos.

Lincoln Freed the Cadillacs.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
I had a lesson in photography yesterday from Tom O'Bridge.
Where's the route go?
Where's the route go?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Setting focux or some shyte.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Pre-dawn, 5-11-13.
Pre-dawn, 5-11-13.
Credit: mouse from merced

Noonish, 5-13-13
Noonish, 5-13-13
Credit: mouse from merced
A lot happened.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Skip:  "Duck!" the Rev:  "I've tried, it won't work.  Mousie will find...
Skip: "Duck!" the Rev: "I've tried, it won't work. Mousie will find us anywhere."
Credit: mouse from merced
Skip:  "He's tricky like that, huh..."  the Rev:  "Ya don't know the h...
Skip: "He's tricky like that, huh..." the Rev: "Ya don't know the half of it."
Credit: mouse from merced
The way I came is not Highway 140, but an extension of Bear Creek Driv...
The way I came is not Highway 140, but an extension of Bear Creek Drive out to nearly the county line.
Credit: mouse from merced
Acequia, ditch.  Campesino, migrant worker.
Acequia, ditch. Campesino, migrant worker.
Credit: mouse from merced
Half-flat foothills, looking at Mariposa County.  Along Bear Creek.
Half-flat foothills, looking at Mariposa County. Along Bear Creek.
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Gas station bear, burlado del oso grizzly en Mariposa.  Estupido!
Gas station bear, burlado del oso grizzly en Mariposa. Estupido!
Credit: mouse from merced
Dusk, above the Wawona Tunnel's west end.
Dusk, above the Wawona Tunnel's west end.
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The famous "Yosemite Bug" at dusk.  Inconvenient bugger.
The famous "Yosemite Bug" at dusk. Inconvenient bugger.
Credit: mouse from merced
Heading for Yosemite West.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Dimanche matin.

I dreamed of France; why?
Jim Donini.  Mother's Day, 2013.
Jim Donini. Mother's Day, 2013.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim and Jim.  The Epic Tale.
Jim and Jim. The Epic Tale.
Credit: mouse from merced
Crepes epaisses.
Crepes epaisses.
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Going Cookie cragging, eventually.  We never hooked up again, meh...th...
Going Cookie cragging, eventually. We never hooked up again, meh...they got profiled and busted. It happens...
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Cherchez les 6b.
Cherchez les 6b.
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L'hero!
L'hero!
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Cherches les 6b+!
Cherches les 6b+!
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Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.  Le capitaine est de retour trente...
Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose. Le capitaine est de retour trente kilos en moins. Everybody stretch now!
Credit: mouse from merced
One thing HAS changed, for the better, I hope.
One thing HAS changed, for the better, I hope.
Credit: Tom Evans
Bleep!
Bleep!
Credit: Tom Evans
Eh bien, allons a Sunset Inn et Greeley Hill.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
And Merced Falls.
Denice and the Rev and his "flock."  They cooked fritters for me with ...
Denice and the Rev and his "flock." They cooked fritters for me with jalapenos. It's why the Rev's "congregation" is expanding so rapidly.
Credit: mouse from merced
The lovebirds go "Sweet-sweet" this and that. Ancient teenagers.
Mike Bermingham at home.  Lucky to have seen him; he's heading for Mai...
Mike Bermingham at home. Lucky to have seen him; he's heading for Maine for some fishing.
Credit: mouse from merced
The soul of gravity. We are both Gemini.
Mouse and Liz and part of her herd of elephants.
Mouse and Liz and part of her herd of elephants.
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A photo labeled "Us" that the Rev gave me on Mother's Day.

How sweet-sweet.

"Nobody in the world's gonna give you lovin' as sweet as mine."--Sam the garagist

El Rio de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, her river. Our river.
The Merced River, below Merced Falls.  My brother's place.
The Merced River, below Merced Falls. My brother's place.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gotta love her.

the Rev holding a photo of Bullfrog, Mouse, Yeates, the Rev, and Broth...
the Rev holding a photo of Bullfrog, Mouse, Yeates, the Rev, and Brother Sebastian Shepherd taken by Millis at the base of the Nutcracker on spring break, 1970.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bullfrog and his Bolex, Mouse getting it on, Millis on the belay.  Gon...
Bullfrog and his Bolex, Mouse getting it on, Millis on the belay. Gonna be famous Flames if we stay the course.
Credit: mouse from merced
"just how long is a stone apprenticeship? Stonemonsters? Meudusa."

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Good question.  This is the crux for most.
Good question. This is the crux for most.
Credit: mouse from merced
A question the Bard might consider worthy of an answer.  Nah, it's stu...
A question the Bard might consider worthy of an answer. Nah, it's stupid, Bruce.
Credit: mouse from merced
Werner:  "I'd tell you, Jeff, but I'd have to kill you; and that's my ...
Werner: "I'd tell you, Jeff, but I'd have to kill you; and that's my line, Azzhat!"
Credit: mouse from merced
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 13, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Would that be a new Mousemobile?
Flamin Red of course.
The Donini bivy is a dive! LOL
The bitd b&w pics of the Flames are cool and new to our eyes.
Hope ya had fun on the trip I couldn't make, as always thanks for takin
us with ya.

Oh yeah, over 1800 posts on the Flame thread!!!
Rock on Mouse!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 13, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Nice work mouse.

Isn't Donini one of those musical climbers we've been hearing about?

¿dónde están los tres amigos ahora

¿Coors es grande, no

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Tras Coors, amigo. Tras Coors, hombers.

Abba Zabba, baby!
Abba Zabba, baby!
Credit: mouse from merced
No, Jim's not o sole mio climber.

He loves climbing with others, not singing about it.

I must witness that Jim's one of the most self-effacing persons on this site.

I semi-quote the Rev: "Jim Donini is one of the best of us all. He never talked about himself or what he was doing, just went about it like we all knew we should be doing. No names, but he wasn't like a bunch of the rest of the top flight climbers. Nope, Donini's a good man."

And we know the Rev's record of truthfulness.

He says the same about WBraun, for the record. No qualifications or exceptions. STand-up guys.

And then there's the dichotomy.

Mathis got mentored by Millis, a stand-up guy when necessary. Still a lot of fun, but you'd hate to let your daughter marry the boy.
I got your Easy Rider right the f*#k here, Jack.
I got your Easy Rider right the f*#k here, Jack.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Phil Bircheff, Ms. Thompson, Millis, Mr. Rev, Jeff STubbs, Mouse.  Obs...
Phil Bircheff, Ms. Thompson, Millis, Mr. Rev, Jeff STubbs, Mouse. Obsidian Flat.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At one of Millis' reunions.
Another Eastside ronnyvous.
Another Eastside ronnyvous.
Credit: mouse from merced/JEFF STUBBS' TIMER MOST LIKE
Phil B. on the ribs. Tom Crow. Gene Foolery. Jeff, Bill Nickell, Lauren, too. Nice bangs, baby! Chicken Skinner. Don Lauria. Roger D'Longnamer and Mary Lou Long. Ms. Hechtel. Chuck Cochrane. Jefe Stubburbs. Dennis Oakeshott. Ellie Hawkins.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2013 - 02:14am PT
For our goodest friend neebee, even MORE real folks doin' real FUN stuff and then THANKING JESUS BY NAME (real quick prayer but a prayer) for the opportunity, Amen, let's eat...
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Where the critters came from.
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Where they found a new home.
Credit: mouse from merced
This guy wants a bone.
Credit: mouse from merced
You seen my new roan?
Not that Roper guy again?
Not that Roper guy again?
Credit: mouse from merced
Well have you seen MY new roan?
Credit: mouse from merced
Circle Bar Middle E?
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Sorry, pard. I don't think that's in the registry.
Seen any Indians?
Abba Zabba, memsahib.
Abba Zabba, memsahib.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 14, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Just a small sampling of "single-minded" Jim's repetoire
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado

I well recall the harmonizing of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki.....sadly, short lived.
Apr 22, 2013 - 06:57pm PT

"Tiptoe thru the Tulips" by Tiny Tim, my absolute fave! The music died with Tiny.


Tip Toe Thru the Tulips- Tiny Tim.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2013 - 11:12am PT
I'd prefer Johnny Sompanato in the nasturtiums, but it's not my Turn, er somthin'.


Tulips. You know how to do it, STeve, you pucker.
photoid303118

Tere's likely awfully good, but that's just my expectoration. No basis except her position as she reveals all there on the couch.

Don't bother with flowers on my grave, lady.

"The cat was one of the last wild ones in the area.
She lived a life of independence, as had her mam.
She was solid black with a luster to the coat when she preened that turned to something...deeper than black?
Is that possible?
Can snow get any whiter?
What's snow, mam?"

About as possible as taming this felinefineandneverknewsnowdingyhaikuthingy
we all know and respect,
but who shall be remainless someday long in the future, I hope,
and nameless for now.

Keeping a feline as a pet didn't catch on quickly in the West, as
Egyptian cats could not be legally exported.

The Romans relied on ferrets.
Cowboy Larry kept a pet rat, Ratty.
And he smelled like halibut a lot.
He had a way with pussies and flat fish, both.

I conjure you...
I conjure you...
Credit: mouse from merced
"Larry Eugene, stop playing with your cod."--Betty Fries, Larry's mom

Frenchman Georges-Louis Leclerc, the Count de Buffon, on kittens:
"...They have an innate malice, a falseness of character, a perverse nature, which age augments and education can only mask." Worse, too, the Count thought that female cats were overtly sexual, saying things like they announced their desires by piercing cries or the excess of need.

"Louis, you degenerate frog."--Dan Ayckroyd (Elmo Blues)
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