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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Thread drift shift....Little Junior and the Blue Flames. One of the coolest cats from the early Sun Records days. Not a big fan of watching a video of a record spinning around but you need to hear this hip cat from '53.


Clint is sharp as tack and his knowledge and memory should never be mistaken for an argument.

Turns out Little Junior also did a flame-less song about the Mouse from Mars......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Tmx6Xfs-I&feature=related

....but I'm posting to throw in this photo I stole from my and mouse's and mathis's mutual friend off 120.
A challenge for Clint. Who dat dude on duh rope? Hint, our mutual friend is up top. Sixteen year olds learning to rock climb.
eagle scouts earning their merit badge
eagle scouts earning their merit badge
Credit: my photo of someone else's photo
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
Threads do drift, but it's part of the Plan.

I began this thread with one idea, to chronicle the Flames. Others lend their light on the path. Plato's cave is no comparison. It's confined. The climber, as opposed to the benighted spelunker, who will never see the moon eclipse from a Colubmia Icefield peak, nor a sunrise from a portaledge.

Tightrope, the threads weave and we perceive. Uke'n see this, plain as day when you consider the photo above.

Jeff and I were in scouting together. It brought us together as friends in eighth grade. Scouting rounded us out. We as Flames considered ourselves to be living advertisements for keeping your kids out of scouting! That's regrettable, but the fact is, we were wrong. I wouldn't trade my camping and other experiences in the BSA for anything, just like I wouldn't trade my climbing memories. I could say the same about my competitive swimming experiences and some jobs I have had.

Thanks for the word on Clint, I am just having some fine fun and he can take what little I can dish out. I have yet to meet him, but am looking forward to it.

I wonder, are you and the Mysterious One are going to go to Oakdale? It would be fun to see you guys.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
flamin~~



1975 clear creek  Dinosaur rock.
1975 clear creek Dinosaur rock.
Credit: Ron Anderson



Credit: Ron Anderson



Credit: Ron Anderson




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Ron, from what I can tell, you would have fit right into the Black Cave, the Flames clubhouse in Camp 4.

I climbed the EGG. Jim Shirley belayed. But we weren't doing anything nearly as hard as that talented young guy in the photo.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


edit : Mouse! Yes, it seems i missed out not "being" ...As far as talent, that was just a blind sow finding an acorn ,, now and then. That youngster was too dumb to know better!;-)
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Whoah. I just Googed "Knights of the Blue Flame" and got a bunch of Anime stuff.

I was always under the impression that the blue flame was all about lighting a Bic while cutting a fart.

Was there a memo?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
sometimes they were GREEN..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
Millis had lots to gas about on the subject.

He was the expert on dog farts, what with Spats' predilection for such.

Wish we could contact Dillis' brother Brian. He might have some old pix of the Boy and his Dog.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
I don't know nothing about no blue flames. It was De Flames ok Ese?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Throwpie, make me some caw-fee. I needs me some mo' cow-fee!

How cool would this ride have been in the Valley? Or anyplace?
The "Boss Short" of legend. Faster than a spinning top, more powerful than a Peter Haan arm bar, able to consume gallons of gas in mere seconds.

We could do some low, slow cruising in that beauty!

SHOTGUN!

El Jefe gets to drive the first pitch.

Stylin!
Stylin!
Credit: throwpie

Edit: zBrown, thx, Amigo. I always liked Signe better than Grace, too.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
MFM

The mysterious one and i have been helping take care of a family member on weekends and unfortunately cannot make it to Oakdale.

Still looking for someone to ID the well known climber in the plaid shirt on his first climbing trip. The photo hangs on a wall in the house right off 120 who's owner sports the horn rimmed glasses in the photo.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
Article of Confederation Section:

Credit: Max Scheer, Berkeley Barb

Why is one of these guys smiling?

or

Why is the other one (sounds like a good name for a Dead song) not?



Advice and Prognostication Section:

Always keep an home-made Da Brim around, the sun may shine in your back door someday.


Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
One of them is happy to have made it to the facelift and the other one is sad he didn't.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
Tightie (I know, don't call ya that),

I'm all in on Conrad Anker and Bill Nickell.

Edit: You are so right. My wit's half what it used to be. And I used up my guesses, being all in.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Yer half right, half wit. Bill's sportin' the horn rims. The roper is the one I'm riddling. Hint; Bill's on the westside of the Sierra; the riddle resides elsewhere/eastwhere.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Then if nobody else is gonna guess, I'm re-guessing.

Yessir, a re-guesser.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
You already answered on yer cowboy thread but since you had to ask bill............yer cheatin heart will tell on you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Hah! Cheater I be, but it's the internet...

At least bill's getting to the Festival.

Real sorry you cannot get there, man.

I'm gonna take lots of pix if LilaBiene's camera is available.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
How many mice are there?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Tobia, amigo mio,

I'm blind. I did not see this until just now.

I shall get back with a snappy retort.

Meanwhile, the Reverend is here and just scoped this thread.

Which is why I noticed this last post of yours.

MFM
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