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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
When he's not around,
Credit: mouse from merced
gets elected.

But he's crazy. We avoid him like a mad dog.

"Hydrophoby! Run away, run away!"
Agua fria, free for the asking.
Agua fria, free for the asking.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bear Creek Bridge.
Bear Creek Bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Maniac.  Self-picturation.
Maniac. Self-picturation.
Credit: mouse from merced
Through the looking-culvert.
Through the looking-culvert.
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The Blue Oak.
The Blue Oak.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_douglasii
Latches?  Why we got stinking latches?
Latches? Why we got stinking latches?
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Olive orchard on Hornitos Road.
Olive orchard on Hornitos Road.
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Lichen liking where they are.  Agua Fria Creek.
Lichen liking where they are. Agua Fria Creek.
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Give me, babe,
helter from the skelter.
Bob-in-the-Water/Shelter from the Storm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DtaLp55L4E


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
You can light a fire with a mirror.

Try it next time you need to smoke some bees.
Smoking mixture for bees using lavender shake.
Smoking mixture for bees using lavender shake.
Credit: mouse from merced
Smokin' bees is cool.

Smokin' Jay's is cool.
http://foursquare.com/v/smokin-jays/4d89146299c2a1cddaf773d7

Smokin' jays is cool and fun and medically acceptable.
Credit: mouse from merced
And all climbers do it, too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Dido's Lament
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsOb86jqN04]

This is a Henry Purcell work, libretto by Nahum Tate.

Recitative

Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me,
On thy bosom let me rest,
More I would, but Death invades me;
Death is now a welcome guest.

Aria

When I am laid, am laid in earth,
May my wrongs create no trouble,
No trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Let the flamin' firefall fall where it may.
Let's have us a real nice Beausoleil kinda day.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
I saw Doucet play at the Roxy. Blackalicious was not on the bill that night.



I saw Hiawatha right down the road from my mom's farmhouse.



I saw that even Casey Jones could get into trouble in Ironwood.

=

Saw Eddie Murphy (and his bodyguards) at Tower Records.



And yes I even saw this fool while driving down Sunset Blvd. All credit to Jim Smeal. He apparently wants it.



Never actually saw Gloria, but her hair was perfect.



Popped my head in the door a couple of times looking for Warren - no luck.



zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Flames about 10:50

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Camp Run-a-Boat specializes in runabouts, 327 days a year.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 28, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Knockabout!!!

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jun 28, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
I nominate Mouse as the Offishul Huell Howser of the Central Valley!

How say ye all?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Fuel Howitizer you say? How does he feel about bikers?







This is a two part Instructable designed to demonstrate how to construct 1) A hybrid potato cannon capable of accelerating a projectile to supersonic speeds and 2) A cannon mount that resembles a WWII Howitzer field piece.

This is about is powerful as it gets with this size of potato gun. The boom is like a thunder and if you aren't careful you will quickly lose sight of the projectile. It definitely packs a punch and is "just a blast" to fire.

I found most of the parts for the cannon at a plumbing supply store in town and the rest at Home Depot. Then I pieced together the mount from parts I had laying around my home.

The whole cannon can be made with no welding experience as all the parts can either be screwed together are epoxied together. The only difficulty that comes with this is that you have to fix a lot of leaks before you can operate the cannon, but this is not hard to do.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 09:58am PT
The Carstens Fire from two weeks ago, taken from Glacier Point Road.
The Carstens Fire from two weeks ago, taken from Glacier Point Road.
Credit: Troy Montemayor
Smokin'! Flamin'!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Who is this fool Smeal, anyway, that he wants to get in the limelight yet refuses to let his picture get published?

The only Smeals I know I worked with at Ike's Pump and Drilling.

Our usual truck was a '56 Chevy haf-ton with an old Smeal rig mounted on it, complete with stabilizers fro the rear tower set-up.

Similar to the modern version in that it got the job done on small stuff,
our larger rig for turbine work was a Smeal, as well. It used outriggers on the rear when erecting the tower for better...erection and pulling.

Smeal 7T Pump Hoist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah_eCQAezcM
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:21am PT
I think that is actually a Smealette.

Compare for example the Smeal 50T.



... infinite speed control from zero to 30 feet per minute

I think this is still off the mark we're looking for of 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds though.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:27am PT
I either have or am getting down the walkabout, knockabout, roustabout stuff and I think I follow the astronauts, but how does a scribblenaut function in the universe?




This is all starting to look suspiciously familiar.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Burning up the Mouse?

Must be Evil-Doers in the building, too, Elvis.

Here are a few mydeas, and there's no fee. The first worked for the Dribble-Nots in their championship season and the last completely tamed the Tribbles for Kirk and Krew. Tribbles hate Twitter!

ARE YOU SHAMELESS?  ARE YOU A VIRGIN?  CONTACT HENRY "Oo-la-la" MONTPL...
ARE YOU SHAMELESS? ARE YOU A VIRGIN? CONTACT HENRY "Oo-la-la" MONTPLAISIR!
Credit: HENRY MONTPLAISIR
First. Draw on your innate resources.

Contact HAYLEY M.
Contact HAYLEY M.
Credit: HAYLEY M.
Second. Get a reliable agent. (I'm booked; sorry.) PTPP might have a sage bit of advice here.

Follow KELLY on Twitter.
Follow KELLY on Twitter.
Credit: KELLY
Third. Go on Twitter and twit.

The 50T is a workhorse. But they are tricky to set up. I've gotten chewed out for doing it wrong by Ike Sr., but it's a hugely expensive piece of gear.

I taught Ike Jr. to use Jumars on his rigs. We got the basic down on the little rig, then raised the mast all the way up on the big rig and amazed the old man.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
The best and most lasting way to prominence is to claim superiority over other's methods or abilities.

Like so:

"MINE'S BIGGER and MORE EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN than your pitiful little toy."

And like a good Boy Scout, be prepared to back up your claim.
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Thus.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 29, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
At or near last count the mfm has 988 posts in this thread. zB has 440.

Why is this important? It's not, but we all gotta lotta calculators and we gotta calculate something, he said in a manner calculated to elicit no response.



Ginger Baker & Günter Grass got no goods on this guy.

Credit: The Tin Drummer Boy

“Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.”
― Günter Grass, The Tin Drum
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
He is an author, a writer, shamelessly shaming himself by generalizing all authors as worthy and therefore all ideas as worthy, an iconoclast spoiling my day. You are just the messenger, I hope.

In promoting, extolling, and recommending its addition to one's library the publication known as The Whole Book of Earth and Sky and Water: A Catalog of Needful Things by Steven Says, by the same token, I am a pimp.

Beat that drum, Baker Street. Sound that Golden Kazoo, Bozo. Alles gut.

Now that there's a boob, John.  Two of them, in fact.
Now that there's a boob, John. Two of them, in fact.
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Kienholz in the museum/whorehouse, March 26, 1966.

"It's art, for Art's sake, dammit!"

Don't Know Much About Art, But . . . L.A. County Supervisor Warren Dorn and county lawyer John Maharg discuss "Five Dollar Billy," part of Ed Kienholz's Roxy's installation portraying a whorehouse. The installation at the L.A. County Museum of Art, along with the artist's Back Seat Dodge, 38, created a red-hot controversy.
http://dailybruin.com/1996/07/07/art-exhibit-adds-new-dimension/

Back Seat Dodge, 38.
Back Seat Dodge, 38.
Credit: Kienholz
Controversy.

"Well, if it's not raised a stink by now..."

"It could have been edgier, more pointed..."

"She sure uses loud colors; she's zBrown's protege, one of them, anyhow..."
Yes, the earth tones just shout, don't they, Rat?
Yes, the earth tones just shout, don't they, Rat?
Credit: mouse from merced


That many posts, eh?

She? The mystery widens AND deepens.






zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 29, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
I never got the chance to ask Herr Grass (nor Mrs. nee Frau Grass) how many of his own he considered bad, or more correctly sacredly bad.

He did say that:

“Granted: I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me, he never lets me out of his sight; there's a peep-hole in the door, and my keeper's eye is the shade of brown that can never see through a blue-eyed type like me.”
― Günter Grass, The Tin Drum

That brown word again.

Oh where have you been my blue-eyed son?




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 29, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
I've been in a bounce house with my little brother...
I've been in a bounce house with my little brother...
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
I've been right here beside you watching chicks work, dear mother...
I've been right here beside you watching chicks work, dear mother...
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Angela Facelooker
Angela Facelooker
Credit: mouse from merced

I'll tell you about crazy, Horse.

It's women in such good shape they can get out in 100+ weather ON THE TARMAC and not break sweat when they do their work-out!

Is Mark Hurocks ready to get out and try this with these terrors?

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