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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 3, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Mouse!

I have to say I love looking at your old pictures!

thanks
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Short-Shoed Again: A Tale of the Bar None-of-the-Above and Its Rivalry with the Bar-F Bunch Told In Segments Long Enough To Be Entertaining But short Enough So You Might Learn Something If You Pay Attention To the Details

[We cordially in-vite sponsorially-in-clined gents and ladies to step up and send a cash offering, CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER. If you want, we’ll make a note of it here (in BOLDFACE LIE OLD ROMAN TYPE yet; plus we’ll make that extra effort to spell your name or names write. TYFYIndulgence in our maniacy.]


Tale the First

True to his word, the Rev always delivered for the Bar None-of-the-Above. We all admired him for his set ways and his devotion to the least detail, when he could remember one. It was said of him throughout the county that “the Rev never lies.” Truer aphoric comment has never crossed my eardrum. I only can hear outa this’n. You should be aware. And this thumb? It ain’t there. It got dallied one day. Fvucking ponies!

As a ranch foreman, let’s say that he kept his job when many of his kind simply faded away like a trail of dust in the breeze. His job was to make us stand our cattle-watches, fix firearms, tinker with gasoline engines if one came around and its driver found stony roads and round wheels ain’t too compatible. And the roads GROW rocks hereabout. Oh, and we had cattle-watches due to mainly the incursions of a neighbor’s crew on the herd.

That was the watchword with the Rev. Did ya hear about this or that or him or it?

One story he tried to spin was about a songwriter named Mabel Meerepolled. He’s supposed to have cow-wrote a tune with Billy Holstein-Day back in the day. Back in the day when they wouldn’t let polled cattle run with anything but cows. Now they got ‘em all in feed lots. Well, not exactly, he’ll tell ya, but it’s as much as I remember. I think he said the name of the song was Strange Brew, but I’m short on memory cells m’self.

His stories tend to wander like a watermelon vine and I sing just the damn melody while the Rev sings bass lines; only I do remember things more correctly more of the time. That's backwards, some, cuz you'd axsociate a solid boy like the Rev with the one of us with the solid memory.

And I got a smaller waist, though he just calls his “the congregation” while I call mine Abs. I used to outweigh him, if you can believe it. In true fact, I could have named mine Ahab, but that didn't fit too well. It sould have been Moby Blubbergut. But I stopped eatin' his pancakes and stooped to eating yoghurt and fruit and clams. And no more anchovy on the pizza. In more truth, pizza's totally out, too.

If he wanted, I’d call him boss, but we know each other too long to call each other anything but the Rev and Mouse. His hat size is bigger’n mine, and so’s his paycheck, but his heart’s big as a full moon out on the plains.

He’s havin’ a weenie roast for the Fourth of July. It’s annual.

Our pal-ship is perennial, though. He’ll cut straight across the draw and set a man straight if he sees he’s on the wrong trail or trailin’ when he ought to be out on point for a spell cuz of the dust.

He’s one of a kind and it’s been mostly funny with some clouds, like the weather in general hereabout, here lately.

Credit: mouse from merced
It was a long dusty trail gettin' to here. Let's just hope the road is paved all the way home now.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 3, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Nice photos, startling observations. Run and get a bucket, get the baby some beer.




Kat
Man




Do

Hanging on by a thread - don't cross the z-Line.






The functional properties of the human atrial essential myosin light chain (hALC-1) has never been evaluated in an intact heart preparation on the whole organ level. Functional examination of the chemically skinned ventricular fibers from a transgenic mouse model overexpressing the mouse ALC-1 showed a higher maximal shortening velocity (Vmax) when compared to non-transgenic mice: In the mouse heart, 95% replacement of mouse VLC-1 by the mouse ALC-1 was accompanied by a 1.78-fold increase in Vmax of shortening. However chemically skinned ventricular fibers of patients expressing the hALC-1 with 20% replacement of human VLC-1 by human ALC-1 showed 1.88-fold increase in maximal shortening velocity (Vmax). Although the data are consistent, it appears that the effect of mouse ALC-1 is attenuated as compared with hALC-1. These data suggest that there is a significant difference between the human and mouse ALC-1 isoforms at the functional level. To verify the functional efficiency of hALC-1 compared with mouse ALC-1 and to analyze hALC-1 functions in intact whole heart preparations, a transgenic rat-model overexpressing the hALC-1 was produced and characterized at the protein and functional levels.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
WHO knew?  Khatmandu!
WHO knew? Khatmandu!
Credit: mouse from merced

Sergeant Stryker, my arm's suffering from lack of pizzaz and I's wonderin' if it's cuz of my natural quantity of VLC-1 or should I just drink more buttermilk?--Private Pyles


If you believe it is so, you should follow your heart as millions of brave Americans have. In other words, Private, I DON'T KNOW THAT! Do I look like a Corpsman to you? You go up to the Buttermilk Country, son, and become an honored member of the pantheon; and remember, the only V's you got to worry about as far as I'm concerned are V-0 and up. So go do your own thing with blood & sweat but no damned tears. It's how we did things when we filmed Stagecoach.--Duke

Buttermilk Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukx5K5e6f80

Han Bennink live at Safe as Milk Festival in 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIg_zUlg_Zg

BST/Sometimes In Winter (first LP)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D0HVYiMyq8

I may have to put this in the 4th of July thread.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 3, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
I know there are more than two ways to skin a kat. What's puzzling me is precisely how to chemically skin ventricular fibers.

BTW, mr. mouse, are you collecting your fair share of royalties from say, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX® Mice Strains).





C57BL/6J-ApcMin/J

The C57BL/6J-ApcMin/J strain is highly susceptible to spontaneous intestinal adenoma formation. Homozygous mice are not viable. It was initially reported that one hundred percent of the C57BL/6J-ApcMin heterozygous mice raised on a high fat diet develop in excess of 30 adenomas throughout the intestinal tract and most die by 120 days of age. Heterozygotes also develop anemia. (Moser et al., 1990, Su et al., 1992). A small number of C57BL/6J-ApcMin heterozygous female mice develop mammary tumors. A subsequent publication indicates that this strain may carry a dominant modifier (Mom2) gene that reduces the number and incidence of polyp formation in C57BL/6J-ApcMin heterozygous mice (Silverman et al., 2002).

Money doesn't talk it swears. Some might even say fuuck you, Uncle Walt, show me the money.

(http://jaxmice.jax.org/list/cat481357.html);

Rednecks, don't know they ass from a hole in the ground, but they are free..



Just call (in the morning)








zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:13am PT
No strings to bind your hands. Sure glad Merrilee wasn't keelhauled.

Don't rush though the tears, turn the other cheek.



junkYard Angel take two:



The song "Angel of the Morning" was written and composed by the songwriter Chip Taylor (né James Wesley Voight, the younger brother of the actor Jon Voight and the uncle of the actress Angelina Jolie). Taylor had also written and composed "Wild Thing," a hit for The Troggs
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Credit: Merrilee Rush


[/img]http://www.merrimacoldenglishsheepdogs.com/page_images/58.jpg[/img]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2013 - 05:13am PT
Well, podnuhs, it seems Dean Jones lives.

I'm sorry, I meant Wilby.

Oops, I meant Elwood.

Credit: mouse from merced

I'm not doggin' ya, podnuhs.

Dean Jones lives (in Wikipedia and who am I to contradict John Dill's go-to reference?).

It seems unfair, somehow, that Hayduke only lives in fiction.

Ed Abbey's soul, being a vulture at one time (surely he's been re-incarnated from that evanescence by NOW--he's been dead longer than some of your mothers' father's), surely is wretching to have his worthy work associated with Walt.

I can hear him now.

"F*#k you, Walt, and that nag Widow-Maker on which you rode in...which you rode in on...on which you rode coming here, you big shiny-pants snake-oil-selling, flim-flamming so and so."


It is now the Fourth of July. We have just solved, zBrown, a puzzling matter for me. I wondered what to leave here with, so far as last posts till one comes home go. The wonders of collaboration never cease to flabbergast me.

Thanks for all the repartee, the music sharing, and the humor. I'm hoping you don't burn the meat when you grill tomorrow. It's the American Way. I prefer hamburgers on the Fourth, but eat what's offered. I'm saying this because I'm taking off shortly for Greeley Hill. Driving in the wee hours is far safer on the holidays, I'm finding.




Dean is Ed Cooper. Believe it. His best ever performance. In front of a camera! :)

Happy Independence!







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2013 - 05:40am PT
Hey, Norton!

Sho' nuff I got moss all over my back.
Credit: mouse from merced
Was that a shaggy dog I saw you with last night?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 11:51am PT
What's up flame (and pie) throwers?

Credit: hypnotist collector

Your guess probably is not as good as mine, but all entries will be treated with the utmost respect. In any event if you're gonna trust someone, God seems to be a good choice.



Edit: This button does not work, but with some diligence on my part in may in the future - Get Back to the Future.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
"Doc, that's so weird and wild! Ed?"--Carson
Credit: mouse from merced
I took this photo after midnight last night.

I was so very happy because I got my nut!

I still have the N trifecta, baby!

My ENTRIFECTION is my obsession.

Three on the Fourth the Second Time Around in Three Days!

One stands speechless...




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_the_Royal_Fireworks



Hey, Grampie, did you go or what to the Hood River?

I NNNEED TO KNOW!

I'm waiting on going to Marthis's place cuz he said come up early but he's a late sleeper type when he can get away with it.

What's up with your crowd today?

And anyone else, what are you up to?



GENE, my stout-hearted man, what's happening on the mutually-agreed-on climbing we are going to do soon, I hope?


Pacem. Ex.

I have no bathroom window, so I'm leaving through the foont door.



Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

A very special and fond shout-out to Gypsy and neebee for all you say, show, and entertain n' educate. Thanks and have a Glorious Fourth, my dears!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Cellphone speaker magnet. With it and and a few other components you could hear this.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:18pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 09:58pm PT

Where have you been, MDYS?
Credit: mouse from merced
Weenie roast.
What have you seen, MMcDYS?
Credit: mouse from merced
Una placa desapareciendo de los alimentos.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Greeley Hill, CA.  Top of the grade above Coulterville.
Greeley Hill, CA. Top of the grade above Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced
Old Glory choked by terrorist weeds from all directions.
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't be shocked, Ma, I'm only rusting.
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't be shocked that I don't know the name of this purty thing with the sticky goo on it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gummy bears eat this sap.
Fremont's digging it on his hillside, he is.
Fremont's digging it on his hillside, he is.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is not a digger pine any longer.

I've called that tree a digger pine my whole life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_sabiniana
One kind of grayleaf pine.

http://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_coulteri.php
Another kind of pine formerly known as digger.

Credit: mouse from merced
Another kind digger.

A lot of diggers.

Ex-cuuuuse me! Former diggers.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Dear Brian Birmingham,

It was a pleasure to meet you on June 14th in the office with Tom Evans.
Hope to see you again in the valley.

Cheers,
Doug
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard




Not The Magic Bus, Not Puff the dragon, Not me nor Michele, but close enough to feel the sting.


The Magic Bullet Theory for Melanoma, James Brietfeller.


http://www.slideshare.net/jimmy_b/the-magic-bullet-theory-for-melanoma
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:52am PT
The Diggers, er ... burglars ...

"One for you, two for me"

All rights to this work are reserved by the photographer. Please send an email to request permission for ANY use (including non-commercial OR commercial purposes).


http://www.diggers.org/DiggerFamily-GouldGallery/index.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Penon blanco, Penon de Gibraltar, so-called from their resemblance to triangular-shaped flags which hung fron lance-tips.
Penon de Gibraltar.
Penon de Gibraltar.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Penon Blanco Peak.  2,861 feet.
Penon Blanco Peak. 2,861 feet.
Credit: mouse from merced
the Rev glassing Penon Blanco Peak and the area between the two boobs,...
the Rev glassing Penon Blanco Peak and the area between the two boobs, which is where the fireworks display appeared, just as some folks were beginning to leave they started.
Credit: mouse from merced
the Atwater display was visible, but too far distant to ever photograph. I tried and they all came out black.

I had a lot of trouble, apparently, with shaking when the shutter clicked. I had the telephoto cranked and had to leave the focusing to the autofocus. This stuff takes practice and experience.

Next 4th of July I'll try going over to Penon Blanco Peak.

An intensely interesting meeting at the viewing point on the Coulterville-Greeley Hill Road last night occured between Jeff and myself and another climber Jeff, a long-time partner of Mark Tuttle, another Merced climber now living in Atwater.

Jeff Stoddard lived in Merced till several months ago and is related directly to the Stoddard Stage Co. of Merced, as well as the lady who gave her all for the Merced Co. Library, Minette Stoddard.

The Stoddard line came into Coulterville from Hornitos and then went up the grade to Greeley Hill using a single team of horses, a distance of, I suppose five or six miles, following a creekbed and then attacking the ridge.

Jeff is now living someplace around Greeley Hill. He and the Rev gabbed and watched the 'works while I tried to photograph them. I had little success; or I suppose I should I say my expectations were far too high?

Saint Chris, but not Kris Kringle.
Saint Chris, but not Kris Kringle.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dennis DeYoung of the rock band Styx wrote the song "Christopher, Mr. Christopher" for Styx's 1974 album Man of Miracles. The song reflects fondly of the story of Saint Christopher and laments the perceived downgrade of Saint Christopher's status in 1969; in DeYoung's words, "So when they took that saint away, all that's left were her fears".--Wikipedia

San Jaoquin should be the patron saint of hitchhikers.

Credit: mouse from merced
A water trough fed by a spring, Coulterville.
A water trough fed by a spring, Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 01:40am PT
If San Joaquin can't help you you'll be a Joaquin pedestrian (mouseism).

For zb, All hail the Liquid Crystal Display.

Mfm yur flower is great valley gumweed/gumplant = stickey ....and grey or gray pine or foothill pine has been the name of digger pine for 15 something years. Now go find us a Coulter Pine, yet another foothill pine much like grey pine and Knobcone which can be found sporadically in Foresta and profusely a couple of miles west of T Hocking's pad.
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