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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 8, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Stone? It stoned me. To my soul? Not sure. I.F. Stone - journalistic work drew heavily on obscure documents from the public domain ... Stonemasters - just how long is a stone apprenticeship? Stonemonsters? Meudusa.










mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 07:49am PT
Let's see...zBrown and stone...

Quarries from the Passaic Formation in northern New Jersey once supplied most of the brownstone used in New York City and in New Jersey itself.--dawikisiki

Passaic: County, city, and river in New Jersey; derived either from the Indian word Passaic or Passajeek, "a valley," or from the Indian equivalent of "peace."--sacklunch.net/placenames

Itaque, Yosemite Passaic, California.

"You bet Jurassic's peaceful here, stranger."

"We can't wait to see the Snow Creek stegasaurus herd."

"On your right is the largest brownstone monolith in the country. Please remain behind the yellow line, kid."


con·cat·e·nate (k n-k t n-t, k n-) tr.v. con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing, con·cat·e·nates. 1. To connect or link in a series or chain.

Our specialty here.

As with string concatenation, here there is typically no explicit concatenation operator, simply CMac.

And all those innocent bystanders.

This was "Stupid Richard" origially, BITD (1970). Apathy House favorite.

We had one of these Richards. Not a clue. Total innocent. Always thinks he's right, you can't possibly have the right of it. A Tony Bird.

But he's GUILTY! And he's doin' his time, watchin' it go by.

So stupid.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 11:22am PT
AHAW! STUPID RICHARD>STEELY DAN...A stainless link in the Dan chain.

"Again with the damned chains, Marley?"

Mom, he's concatenating again! Tell him to stop...again.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Jim's father, Howard, somewhere in the Sierra Nevada on a wild and woo...
Jim's father, Howard, somewhere in the Sierra Nevada on a wild and wooly hunting/packing venture, probably in the thirties/forties.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
May 9, 2013 - 08:06am PT
the accordion players name is Dan Cantrell (Ryan Francesconi on tambura)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMXHkb6_IJY
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Thanks, Gypsy. Tambura man's pretty hot. Maybe he's running a tamburature? HOW IS ARIEL'S LEG, etc?

Meanwhile, back at the Circle Bar Middle E Ranch:

R brand, not registered, no real cows to do so. It's too easy to change, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
A touron from the Valley cattle-car could do it. Their kids could do it. Pretty soon, they might become literate. Oh, Brave New World, where all kids read and write and come from the womb doing V4+.

I digress.

I was up before Eos and I took my own Eos Rebel and forced these shots to be good ones.

Yawn, dawn, Haan.
(Peter phone home.}
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
There's Peter now!  Phone home, dude!
There's Peter now! Phone home, dude!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The dawn's early light.  Proudly she waves.
The dawn's early light. Proudly she waves.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The Sun King.
The Sun King.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like I say, and most will agree, once you've reached a certain level, on the learning curve, you need to recognize the right times and places and store them in your head. Luck plays a big part.

Let me say, too, that since I bought this camera, my life's different in many ways. I am no longer so concerned about actually climbing, myself, but recording. I am old enough to appreciate the past, realize that I have only now, actually, and the future's just a blank with no worries other than "Will anybody miss me?" The camera has also quickened my poetic instinct. "That's all, folks," that I needed to say.

And thanks for listening to our station.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6j4TGqVl5g
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Roger's a professional whose studio is two blocks from my place, in Middle Earth's neighboring kingdom, Main Canal.

Roger's cool. Roger's my friend. He let me know gently yesterday that I may need a new sensor in my Eos, that it likely isn't just dirt or something on the lenses themselves. Shinola, but it's under warranty...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
I'm gonna fly like an eagle, to the sun.--Steve Miller
I'm gonna fly like an eagle, to the sun.--Steve Miller
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Bir-duh!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced
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...
Credit: mouse from merced
Cherchez les 6b.
Cherchez les 6b.
Credit: mouse from merced
L'hero!
L'hero!
Credit: mouse from merced
Cherches les 6b+!
Cherches les 6b+!
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced
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."

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