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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
The abandoned, 'off limits,' historic Shaeffer Bridge, built in 1912, ...
The abandoned, 'off limits,' historic Shaeffer Bridge, built in 1912, on the Merced River, on Oakdale Road, north Merced County, less the water taken out by the irrigation district, which doesn't amount to very much this year, unfortunately.
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Just reflecting on water and how it gets so abused and then just keeps...
Just reflecting on water and how it gets so abused and then just keeps coming back for more until it's gone, then ya miss it.
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Taken yesterday from the replacement.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Twofer - pyrography demo and Amazing Grace in Cherokee!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
There is a book I have read, the name of which I have forgotten, which features Modoc fly-eating people being taught English from a copy of Robert Burns' poetry, so that the boys grew up speaking like the Scots gift shop owner.

"Och, if it's not Modoc, it's fly-shite."

The book treated with a cure for rabies, among other weird subjects.

All this char-smell in the air kinda makes me thirsty.

And it's Friday night.

And I quit drinking.

Ghosts.

I'll live.

So will this poor bloke.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 02:11pm PT


And as long as we got videos on this page, let's stack them. Like barrels of wine.


Hey, hey, hey!

Tony, Tony, Tony!
Q. for ya, bro: Why is white wine white and red wine red? Is this within the ken of Tony?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 02:47pm PT


WHEELS on Fires. Where the rubber meets the rock.

BIG TIRES on Wheels. Where the rubber meets the dirt.

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My memory serves sherbet on hot afternoons.

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NO SMOKING!
NO SMOKING!
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Frankly, I think life is a drag.  I have not traction, and there's lit...
Frankly, I think life is a drag. I have not traction, and there's little no attraction for the likes of me.
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This last wheel may explode.

The stack of tires may burn.

The whole world fits inside

Of an ice cream churn.

Raspberry, please.

Or watermelon, if ya got it.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Great wheels photos mouse. I was wondering, however, who balances and trues all those wheels? Could it N&M or JB30 de Fresno?

Feeling a bit more inquisitive today (more on this later perhaps), but if the wheels are on fire, where is the smoke or is this all done via smoke and mirrors.

How do you supercool a mirror? Obviously, by being super cool (SuperTopo will not suffice).





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Paul Powell, not related to Babe, who happens to be blue over a blown ...
Paul Powell, not related to Babe, who happens to be blue over a blown hoof at the moment, according to my brother Tim.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
When he's not around,
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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.
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Bear Creek Bridge.
Bear Creek Bridge.
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Maniac.  Self-picturation.
Maniac. Self-picturation.
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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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
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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.
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And all climbers do it, too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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
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