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throwpie

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Berkeley
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Hellmouse
Hellmouse
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Had the airbrush out...here's some mouseart
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
They say that there is nothing in Plainsburg any longer, and they are right about that. It was a center of farming activity nearly as busy as Merced, in pioneer days.

It looks this way now.
Park 'n' Shoot got all new signs this week!
Park 'n' Shoot got all new signs this week!
Credit: mouse from merced
This is because of the railroads: they got a railroad in Le Grand, the Santa Fe, so Le Grand is the central town in that part of the county.
Credit: mouse from merced
But south of the intersection lies this fenced-off domain of steel and rubber, belonging to Bright's Nursery.

Jimbo's dad saw me parked taking photos over the fence from across the road. The place is secure, believe me. But Mr. B sent Jimbo down with the invitation to come inside the fence and look around the museum.

Deja vu! Of course they know Charlie Parrish, the man who owns the Ag Museum over between Planada and Merced, where I visited earlier this week.

"Ours is a lot bigger! And we have a full machine shop taken from the old B & L location in Merced. It's set up like the original and runs off overhead belts."

I spent about as long as I could take inside the museum photographing. It was like the punishment hut in Bridge on the River Kwai. I came out and downed two bottles of water and went to the machine shop, looked around quickly, then hit the back lot and the huge storage park in front.

There are one or two items I'm going to post next and then I'm hitting the bed!


The famous Chowchilla School Bus!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced


The famous Minneapolis-Moline line of mud-movers!
Credit: mouse from merced
Minneapolis-Moline was a large tractor and machinery producer based in Minnesota. It was the product of a merger between three companies in 1929: Minneapolis Steel & Machinery (MSM), Minneapolis Threshing Machine, and Moline Plow. It was headquartered in Hopkins, MN and had plants on Lake Street at Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, in Hopkins, and Moline, IL.
Plainsburg Road, heading south from Le Grand Road.
Plainsburg Road, heading south from Le Grand Road.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is what the place looks like on the approach from Planada, MN.
Main St., Hopkins, MN.
Main St., Hopkins, MN.
Credit: mouse from merced
I like to be thorough. Everyone probably has seen pix of Minneapolis, though some may have not; and since Moline's not in MN, who cares?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 04:31am PT
GOSPEL PLOW

"Gospel Plow"


Mary wore three links of chain
Every link was Jesus name
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.

Mary, Mark, Luke and John
All these prophets so good and gone
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.v
Well, I never been to heaven
But I've been told streets up there
Are lined with gold
Keep your hand on that plow, hold on
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, keep your hand on that plow, hold on.



Keep your hand on that belay rope, hold on!
Keep your eyes on that leader, hold on!


Gene

climber
Jul 1, 2013 - 04:33am PT
You're up early today, Mr. Mouse.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 04:49am PT


Fred Eaglesmith/Freight Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJdL7JvhWfM
Credit: mouse from merced

Joe Diffie/John Deere Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSJtYae8bQ
Let's get down to Cases, boy!  Nothing runs like a Deere.
Let's get down to Cases, boy! Nothing runs like a Deere.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 05:11am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Not quite up to 316.8'/sec.

These glamorous fellows were livin' in the fast lane in the last century. Love the quaint clothes, flashy performing.
Stars in the little tiny Playboy universe for a time.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.
Credit: mouse from merced

"Well, Buck, lemme tellya how I come to develop my strain of purple hays. Y'see, there's a toad lives over to Mariposa Crick, way out by the river...Hey, don't go a-chewin' on that straw, Buck. Well, enjoy the ride."
Credit: mouse from merced
Now we're getting up to speed.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 05:34am PT
Farm Reports, Gene.

And time to go out and shoot Clark, Gray, Red, Merced, and Triple Divide.

Stay tuned.

I believe I'll ride, today.
Gene

climber
Jul 1, 2013 - 05:44am PT
KMJ?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 1, 2013 - 06:10am PT
So yeah, Rolling Stones songs can be played country.....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 07:01am PT
SCTV.



Does anyone remember the words to the rowdy version of the song, "My Toll House Cookie Left My Rack Back At the Shack So I Shot Her Dog?"

I Mean, Her Dawg Kept Drinkin' My Bong Water, Man. I mean, What Would Bill Wendt Have Done ThatI Din't Do and What's the Use of Cryin' Over a Dog For?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 07:20am PT
Pissin' on a control burn, a Not-Shot, but a brother.
Pissin' on a control burn, a Not-Shot, but a brother.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mourning has broken, but not morning, for the nineteen Arizona men who died tragic deaths yesterday.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2013 - 08:02am PT
Monday.
Monday.
Credit: mouse from merced
Monday.
Monday.
Credit: mouse from merced
Be good to me.
Be good to me.
Credit: mouse from merced


THEY KIDNAPPED MY BOSS

It's Monday mornin' again
And I'm on the road again

Get my break at ten
Can I hear an Amen

Well My Boss is cool
Known him since school

He was on the Dairy Land bus
It was a great big fuss

He's sure done all right
We go drinkin' at night

He always buys three rounds
One for each of them clowns

He wishes them all the luck
They can fit in my old milk truck

And he goes to church to pray
For the soul of Bus Driver Ed Ray

It was all very thrillin'
For the old Chowchillan


The Snatch and Catch in "Chowch"
(No one calls it that.)
http://www.chroniclesofcriminality.com/?p=218




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 1, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Isn't it nice to see brojay, JayBro making a guest appearance? I think so.

In case anyone is counting, I have it on good authority that the world's first child's sailor suit was made for the future King Edward VII in 1846, fully one hundred years before I donned mine.



However, could Eddie bang a drum? I doubt it.



listen to them bozos.



Credit: zBrown








Nadine, is that you?



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
I was scrolling and wondering when the LDB would show up.

You managed to snare me with that, Skin Head.

The Trapp Family Singers "popularized" Katherine Kennicott (two n's & two t's, please) Davis' 1941 song.

It should be shelved next to Ravel's Bolero.

Pahrump is in Nevada, and Phil Collins is still thinking about lifts.

http://www.jokebook.eu/jokes/phil-collins/best

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Hey, now! I forgot something.

Ah know nay!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
They tell me I have little sense of rhythm, but at least I know how to spell it.

Our eighth grade class had five guys that made up the group The Rhythm Rockers in 1961.

The group had a drummer, Jerry H. (or Glen), a bass, Danny, a lead singer, Steve, a lead guitar, Jerry W., and a rhythm guitar, Gerry R.

Jerry OR GLEN, Danny, Jerry, Steve, Gerry. Kind of rhythmic, don't ya think? They all turned to surf music the next year, Jerry W. off to see the wizards at some SoCal AFB, where he had to go put up with shows like the DelTones. Horrible fate. Steve has six kids, all from the rhythm method. Horrible fate. Jerry H. changed his name to Glen. Or Glenn. I'm not sure.

If anyone asks, I had a great day on the road and morning in Yosemite...

Credit: mouse from merced

...at the beach, chillun.

bumpty-bumpty-bump
cha cha cha


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 2, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
this is my semi-irregular post about negativithy on The Flames thread.

Can't we all just get along?

At justwhat point does negative thread turn into negative yarn?

Sure glad I was never keelhauled.

BTW "justwhat" is new, can't decide whether it is worthy of trademarking.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
It's worthy of being keelhauled.

Pussedwhat, bustwhat, cussedwhat...

Must what gets said in this thread be treated as yarn?

I thought yarning was a staple on this thread.

Staple length is an important criterion for spinning fibber, as shorter fibbers are more difficult to spin than longer ones, the former also resulting in more hairy yarns.--Straight from the Wiki Looms To Your Rooms

I said, "To Your Rooms," chillun!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Did you hear?
That notorious flake Juliet has a crush on some Romeo from over at the Junction!
Credit: mouse from merced
I know, she flaunts it, huh? Sittin' way up there on the fire escape, actin' all Queen of Arch Rock, such a fvuckin' tease! She sure is fine, though!


He's a real nice guy, this Romeo of hers. I seen him at church. He looks like a choirboy.
Credit: mouse from merced
But I know who you're talkin' about and I saw him in a Quarrygirl calendar! He was decent about it, though, he covered up where it counts.

You know Half-Wit Dom, up the end of the Valley?
July 2, 2013.  6:15 am.  Taken at Washburn Point.
July 2, 2013. 6:15 am. Taken at Washburn Point.
Credit: mouse from merced
You mean that big round-shouldered guy? He's nice. And he's solid.

Yeah, well, he's nothin' like that guy Tex I went for...that guy was a real flake!
Tex.
Tex.
Credit: mouse from merced
You mean that guy with the big brother named Boothe or Boethe? He was a big heel to me!

Yep. That's three flakes and a deek.
Boot Flake.
Boot Flake.
Credit: mouse from merced
You almost need a guide book, huh?

I thought I saw a new guy, but I ain't sure if he's from around here.
This is not what you think at first glance...it's just eleven o'clock ...
This is not what you think at first glance...it's just eleven o'clock shadow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Probably just your imagination.

The Stones? Is it Just My Imagination?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH3oVVtw4b4
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 2, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
They tried to drum this guy right out of the yarn-arms.



What to do with enough yarn or rope?




For my friends who were wondering what the term keelhauling actually means, here is my take on this terrible punishment. Keelhauling was a form of severe punishment first credited to the Dutch Navy in the 1500s. During the Age of Sail, the victim was suspended by a rope from one fore yardarm which was attached to his back. A weight was attached to the victim's legs to ensure that the victim was properly oriented to the hull. Another rope was fastened to him, which lead under the ship's bottom, and through a block at its opposite yard-arm. To keep the victim from drowning outright, the Dutch in later years would put an oil-soaked sponge in the victim's mouth that might contain a breath of air.


Should this go in the fasteners portion of the thread?

What to do with rope if you get enought rope?

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