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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 7, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Jerry moved to the deadhead thread. I felt like I might have a seizure.

Maybe this should go over on the other thread.


Garcia came up with "Grateful Dead" by opening a Funk & Wagnalls dictionary to an entry for "Grateful dead"... The definition for "Grateful Dead" was "a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial"

Sure glad he didn't turn to junkYard Angel. Bob woulda been pissed.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
I like it. We aren't deadicated to the fella, but he had a pair.

Of hands.

Credit: mouse from merced
One from ten equals nine.

Therefour,

let the good times roll.

Jerry & David/Nine Pound Hammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYzXB4tMH4

GD Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VWA3ICBfUE


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 7, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Not too long ago I threw away a Sony TV that I bought in 1976. It still worked fine and had an excellent display. It never had a repair or any problem what-so-ever (unless you count trying to give away an almost 40 year old TV - no racism intended here (just ask Rudy, Fidel, Vincent, & Salvador for four) but Mexicans will take anything).

Which brings me to the subject of toilets. We have three, if you don't count the ground cover in the backyard, which Ruby prefers (I'll admit to using now and then also).

I "rebuilt" all three recently. Why is it that perfection in water closet engineering has eluded all the folks who make a pretty penny (or at least a cellphone loudspeaker magnet) selling this stuff?

It's rather disgusting the manufacturer of two of mine, chose to exploit Dorothy's little dog.



I thought that was a buckboard, but on second glance it appears to be a harvestor above. Sure glad that Toto didn't fall in.

Don't get me started on child labor today.






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
The following brought to you by the makers of RadioShack Superlock Fasteners and the makers of
Credit: mouse from merced
Longreen Corporation of San Gabriel.

Pecos, meet Dorothy and Toto.

Sounds like a whirlwind romance, in which case:

He may need all the steed he can get, you bet,

If she decides to play the coquette, all hard to get.

Rolling Stones/You Cannot Catch Me, No, No, You'll Never Catch This Dorothy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_AmARJrEw

Gone like a cool breeze.
Credit: mouse from merced
Roadkill Resistance urges you to reduce your speed, however, especially around water sources like canals and creeks and rivers and lakes.

Fasten your seat belts, please.
Fasten your seat belts, please.
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And for your own safety and that of your passengers, buckle up in any moving vehicle.

Excepting motorcycles...

Child labor, ha! Shine dem shoes, boy!

There is a bigger similarity between the terms digger and nigger than just their rhyming sounds, Jim. Some similarities are just naturally bigger, maybe? You're hung up on your big vocabulary, Jim. Get over it. there are guys out there who can use words lots bigger than narcississus and Native American.

Anyway, my neighbor,CO, poor boy, had lots of chores and these were the trad things all kids gotta do in the suburban lifestyle, until the Mexican gardener became cheaper and more a part of life.

We mainly cut the grass, but we cleaned garages (CO had a breezeway, no gaage), emptied wastebaskets, burned the garbage (we could do so back then in most counties) or hauled it out to the curb, raked leaves, swept driveways, washed cars, helped paint/wallpaper, pulled weeds, cleaned pools, shoveled snow, but no firewood cutting, manure spreading, stock feeding, cow tipping, cap-tipping (nobody wore ball capps back then), or herding, none of that country stuff.

CO and I were really not country, just lived a suburban-type lifestyle in a hick town, picking up on surf music, drag racing, skateboarding several months after these became the norm down in LA or over in The City. Our teen music scene is reflective of that time lag. Our book-buying habits used to be that way. The internet's really changed much of that for a good part of the society.

Kids still gotta do chores, though. No getting around that.

Glad I'm not a kid anymore. I hated that pool cleaning job.

I didn't mind having to fire up the incinerator up in Sacramento, though. That was special time alone--it was not the best smell, depending on what was in the barrel, so nobody came around.

CO did not have a brother to "share" the work. I had two. One was too young to be relied on. The other was too lazy to do anything much beyond the absolute minimum he could get away with which he could get. He was always out hunting or some jive, so I got saddled with much more than was fair, dammit!

I am an easy mark, though. Mom loved me best.

All this is work--gots to take me some Ease with Jerry and the Unkwicks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLKzUVOdR4M
Oregon, here I come.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
THE RECORD.

Seems like some people are very wise here on our stage. They keep saying things that make sense.

It behooves us to remember a few from time to time and to stash them where we can review them. There are "Quotes Threads" aplenty on the Taco, from our favorite ones to those of WBraun. It's quote Quite a big list. Unquote.

http://www.supertopo.com/forumsearch.php?v=0&cur=0&ftr1=Quotes&ftr2=&ftr3=&ftr4=&scope=topics

Here are two I'd like to share from here lately.

Quote Seems these things bug me more than they did 10 to 20 years ago when I was being a serious climber. Perspective on life has changed I guess and perhaps it's like the older guys were telling me when I was a youngster.

Anyway once again I come back from the valley ..where my heart calls Home.. Affected a bit.. I suppose better to focus on what a great day climbing I had with new friends and especially getting back down to the river and watching smiling kids jumping in.. New life living a beautiful dream. Unquote. --Climbski2

That's one. Here's one from Pat Ament.

Quote I felt I would be
doing the route for the wrong reason. And usually when we do
something for the wrong reason it doesn't turn out very well.
I never quite got around to that solo, but in my heart I believed
I was only a couple of handjams from already having done it.
Those strange turns of youth. Unquote.


I simply want you to see how important are our puntuation marks and how much time and confusion they save, especially these sets of twins.

Credit: mouse from merced

Teacher: Werner, please use "quotidian" in a sentence for the class.

Werner: OK. "His, quote, 'stupid remarks,' were quoted, Ian, somewhat 'out of context.' How utterly stupid was that?"

Teacher: That will be fine. Thank you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
For millenia man could only choose rock or stick.  Now we got paper ma...
For millenia man could only choose rock or stick. Now we got paper made from wood and steel scissors made from rocks. Three is better than two. You can quote me.
Credit: mouse from merced

You can break my bones
With your sticks and stones
And throwing turds
Will surely hurt me

So don't.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Where have you gone, my nine-digit son?

I've gone to the place that's the Best: Stockton.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
RIP Captain Trips.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
From "Dug" Robinson's files.
From "Dug" Robinson's files.
Credit: Doug Robinson

One for the boob thread, RIP.

Can you dig it, Doug?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Was wondering about what rhythmic gymnasts due on their days off.


have to go to youtube to see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeo6QMcbW4&feature=player_embedded
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 9, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
1951 Henry J Custom Woody

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 02:56am PT


Today in 1952, John Tesh was born. He is the anti-Cobain.--Disalmaniac Teeted on Titter

Fletcher e-mailed me that today is John's birthday.


Gimme, gimme some hemorrhoids, instead of listening to more of this!
Gimme, gimme the rack, my friend, because you're gonna die up there!
Gimme, gimme the stash, my friend, cuz I'm gonna roll another one...



The PINK BEAR distracted her, you can see it on the replay.

Nice changeup, there, zRubber.

Most gymnasts can't even wind up above the pitcher's mound, yet she's all over hers.

How's her pick-off move, I wonder?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 03:39am PT
If I were a lefty this would be REAL HARD to throw.  I'm a righy and i...
If I were a lefty this would be REAL HARD to throw. I'm a righy and it was always way-off target and slow ash#t, but it couldn't be hit! I was never a catcher, either.
Credit: Wiki

The Bugs Bunny change-up.

A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. The changeup is the staple off-speed pitch, usually thrown to look like a fastball but arriving much slower to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batter's timing. It is meant to be thrown the same as a fastball, but simply farther back in the hand, which makes it release from the hand slower but still retaining the look of a fastball. A changeup is generally thrown 815 miles per hour slower than a fastball. If thrown correctly, the changeup will confuse the batter because the human eye cannot discern that the ball is coming significantly slower until it is around 30 feet from the plate. For example, a batter swings at the ball as if it was a 90 mph fastball but it is coming at 75 mph which means he is swinging too early to hit the ball well, making the changeup very effective.

Other names include change-of-pace, Bugs Bunny change-up, the dreaded equalizer, and simply change. The changeup is sometimes called an off-speed pitch, although that term can also be used simply to mean any pitch that is slower than a fastball. In addition, before at least the second half of the twentieth century, the term slow-ball was used to denote pitches not a fastball or breaking ball, which almost always meant a type of changeup. Therefore, the terms slow-ball and changeup could be used interchangeably.

3/5 of a mile in less time than it takes to eat dis carrot, doc.





zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Norman Conquest - it's just a skill that you never lose.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
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Sure, call me Norman. I'm OK with that, cowboy. I won't need the bike, but that's one smart and plucky bear.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Never heard of a bear ordering monkey chow on eBay, but this little kid bought a car. If papa is smart he'd make it into a classic woody.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
In the old days the area which includes Chicano Park was called Logan Heights. It's now Barrio Logan and my junior high school friend Mike Schnorr had a lot to to with the murals.



Unfortunately, a while back Mike walked up the road in the background onto the Coronado Bridge and jumped to his death.

When we attended a memorial for Mike I was pleased to see that this place was still in business.



First went there in 1966 (and it was already 34 years old) when it was much smaller and the only name we ever called it was the "old man's". The old woman made the tortillas in the back.

That's them apparently in 1935.

Credit: zBrown

There's even a modern day video, which sadly just makes me wonder what happened to the good old days. Turn down the sound.

http://vimeo.com/30120701

How to make 'em.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
I condole the loss of Schnorr, who seemed to know his colors.

black is black

bamba be bamba

Los Lobos/LB
http://www.youtube.com/user/Moshcam?v=zNhy2mS8dgY

Los Lonely Boys y Carlos Santana/LB--Este extremo de los retrocesos
http://www.supertopo.com/inc/postreply.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=2140

http://jamesjoe.com/joe-taylor/articles/la-bamba-translation-spanish-to-english.asp





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
I'll let these out of my picture file. They need to be shown.

Things under wraps seldom do much good and we can easily forget about them, good intentions notwithstanding.

Open sesame.
Snelling Road &#40;G Grade&#41;, Merced Co.
Snelling Road (G Grade), Merced Co.
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A gate to the horizontal.
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The E. Fork of the Chowch; going east on the 49 heading for Nip and Oakhurst, home to some of the stupidest traffic in the Foothills.
The water meadow next to Yellow Pines CG, YV.  Coffee-time a.m.
The water meadow next to Yellow Pines CG, YV. Coffee-time a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looks like a water meadow next to Yellow Pines or I'm no camper.
Credit: mouse from merced
Insects in the flash. Corn irrigating at Planada. The corn is not eatin' corn, sweet and tasty. It's what the farmer might tell you. He'll say it's for Corn Nuts, inferior for boiling. I "find" corn and this was found to be good enough for Mr. Food.
Credit: mouse from merced
Insects in the flash. Pines at sunclipse on the 41 into the Valley, Mecca, Ahwahnee, you know the place.
Indigo trilobite.
Indigo trilobite.
Credit: mouse from merced
The same sunclipse.
Credit: mouse from merced
Shot at Washburn Point on July 2, next morning at dawn.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A bird in the background is a pleasing bonus.  I was shooting these wi...
A bird in the background is a pleasing bonus. I was shooting these willow blossoms. My brother's place at Merced Falls, July 7th.
Credit: mouse from merced
Original photo.
Original photo.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is the original. It pays to look carefully at photos you want to use before you post them. In honesty, the Simon boys were with me and alerted me to the hummer just after I took the shot. He was gone when I looked up.
Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs...
Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs...
Credit: mouse from merced
Blossome.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like the hummer, these geese were only caught by the camera at this long range because the Simon boys again yelled at me and I got lucky!
Credit: mouse from merced
A dragonfly. MID Main Canal, Snelling Road.
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Twofer.
Credit: mouse from merced
A "fixer-upper."  On Hwy 59 north of Merced.
A "fixer-upper." On Hwy 59 north of Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Serenity now!  We thought we were looking at a boat in the river with ...
Serenity now! We thought we were looking at a boat in the river with someone fishing from it. It's about a half mile upriver, but it was no boat.
Credit: mouse from merced
There is a ring from a rising trout, dear Casual Observers.
The object we were seeing was this concrete bridge foundation.  Any mo...
The object we were seeing was this concrete bridge foundation. Any motion we thought we detected was due to these two geese.
Credit: mouse from merced
I suspect these may be the two geese from the picture above.
Maurice and Marcel Simon.
Maurice and Marcel Simon.
Credit: mouse from merced
The dictum is that the assistants need to keep their eyes open when the photographer is occupied. They gave me two big head ups and here's a SHOUT for you two worthies.

I was occupied with trying to shoot rings on the river from trout rising when the geese sailed by like sixty.
Credit: mouse from merced
I was standing right here when the geese flew over. Lucky me!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The geese live at the other end of this bass pond. The ponds on the property are fed by a year-round ditch that runs along Merced Falls Road, more or less. With no supply from the slightly-higher ditch, the ponds would not be there, just cobble piles. The MID controls access to the water in the river. Mike and Michelle, the OLDER Berminghams, rely on a well for all domestic uses.

And the river keeps a-talkin'.
And I keep on listenin'.
It has a message for me every time.
They are always different, depending on moods, both of ours.

Did I tell you the river is cold? And deadly. The current's really strong here, though it seems flat, huh?

"Montana in the back yard," is a good review of the fishing here.









zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Carry on my friend. That's a rare sychronized geese shot there.



The lady? She came from Baltimore. Story goes that all she wore was lace.




Didn't know Rick did this one, but don't overlook Tim Hardin and Johnny Cash

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
The hoddest job of them all, balancing bricks in a hod while climbing on an inclined plane with rungs.

City of Bricks/Rascal van Russ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb4fH3S4MdM

Lord Baltimore, for whom the city of Baltimore is named, was born in Kent in luxury.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilius_Calvert,_2nd_Baron_Baltimore

Abe Lincoln, for whom probably more cities, towns, and so forth are named than any lord, lady, or saint was born in poor doin's on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Abraham Lincoln undergoing the Dagguerotype head brace torture in 1846...
Abraham Lincoln undergoing the Dagguerotype head brace torture in 1846.
Credit: mouse from merced
Marcel just posted this to me via e-mail. We were discussing the arrival of photography using exposed plates vs. Daggurreotypes in relation to the period of the Civil War, the War Against Northern Oppression, the War Between the STates, you know the one.

I believe there's a distinct resemblance to Jim Donini on that craggy rail-splitter's mug.

The Taco Town Tattler reports in a recent headline:
Lincoln Rolls!! Memorial Rocks when Abe hears he looks like famous climbing guru. The NPS has launched an investigation into the allegations.

The Baltimore Plot was an alleged conspiracy in late February 1861 to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln en route to his inauguration. Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, played a key role by managing Lincoln's security throughout the journey. Though scholars debate whether or not the threat was real, clearly Lincoln and his advisors believed that there was a threat and took actions to ensure his safe passage through Baltimore, Maryland.

E. A. Poe.
There was a poet nevermore to be seen, him being dead and all.
http://www.zazzle.com/spooky_tree_card_edgar_allan_poe_quote-137064967534107853
Fifth grade saw the dawning of a glimmer of an understanding about how important it is to scare oneself occasionally.

I feel like I've missed out. I never tried Amontillado. Now I don't imbibe alcoholic beverages. EXCEPT this glass of wine, a rare five-day zin. Day one, open it and drink of it. Days two-three-four-five pass with no cork in the bottle, left out on the (clean) counter way off in the kitchenette there.

Nah, I think I'll go for a drive instead.

Manana.

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