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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 26, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Former Twin Pines Horse Stable Fenkell Detroit 5/08 - seems like nothing lasts





Lugging those milk bottles was not easy for a little kid.



My father, Arthur (Art) Janssen, in the above photo taken by the Royal Oak Tribune in 1950, worked for Twin Pines when he got home from WWII in 1946, the year I [Jim Janssen] was born. His routes were in Birmingham and we had people like Al Kaline, Gordie Howe as customers.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2013 - 04:30am PT
DEEP Purple: Ritchie Blackmore(Gtr), David Coverdale (vcl), Glenn Hughes (bss/vcl), Jon Lord (kbr) and Ian Paice (drm).
California Jam 1974.
BURN!

Like white diamonds and good luck, I've always thought of purple cows as being distant memories that aren't real.

Credit: mouse from merced

Purple cow initially became famous as a chimerical referent in a short humorous verse by Gelett Burgess :

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

Burgess became somewhat exasperated with the success of his poem, of which he was constantly reminded. A few years later, he penned a riposte that became almost as well known as the original. It was titled "Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue" and appeared in The Lark, number 24 (April 1, 1897):

Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"—
I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it;
But I can tell you Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

However, the original has, in its own small way, become a classic, and parodic versions are common.

Chill Willy's Loco Weed diet pills brings you Tales of the Cows, boys.
Chill Willy's Loco Weed diet pills brings you Tales of the Cows, boys.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nice to know we ain't common, huh?

Credit: mouse from merced
Ah, a good draught of lilac choline before bedtime! Right up there with that hoodoo juice zBrown's been slugging.

Credit: mouse from merced
And another quart so we don't wake the hell up!

Ended up watching Under California STars with Roy Rogers & Fat Andy & his cussins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7inEHbfbI

Choline done took her love to town.

Edit: In the last minute or so of Under California Stars is one bitchen black woody, pulling a hoss trailer.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2013 - 05:50am PT
Under California Stars covers a lot of ground and a lot of sky.

This dancing lady needs no more covering.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://www.pinkgypsy.com/ana/

Lemme see, pink, purple, gotta go grey next--good combo for lots of things.

Sneakers. <br/>
Sneakers.

Credit: mouse from merced
Girls' shirts.
Girls' shirts.
Credit: mouse from merced
I even have a solid pink rope.
I even have a solid pink rope.
Credit: mouse from merced
The greatly-misunderstood off-lilac gray pine, some real creepy specim...
The greatly-misunderstood off-lilac gray pine, some real creepy specimens.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 27, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
What can I say? Purple Mountain Majesties?





National Chicken Wing Day - Monday, July 29, 2013




S.D. Chicken executes perfect Filner headlock.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 27, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Some of my early Flames activity circa 1951
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 27, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Somebody got mom on film.





send in the rescue dog

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 27, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Hey mouse, greetings from delhi dog's digs in truckee. Had to chime in as I was up front for Deep Purple (yer posted utube) at Cal Jam 1974. The stage caught fire but nobody burned. Black Sabbath and the Eagles played earlier and ELP closed the show. They don't make 'em like that anymore in this genre specific age.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 28, 2013 - 10:04am PT

wasn't for bad luck ...

2 hikers [one pregnant] get lost at Maine park, are rescued, then accidentally drive car into ocean and drown

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2-hikers-get-lost-at-maine-state-park-are-helped-to-safety-then-die-in-car-accident/2013/07/24/68496f52-f46d-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_singlePage.html?tid=obnetwork
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 28, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Had to chime in as I was up front for Deep Purple (yer posted utube) at Cal Jam 1974. The stage caught fire but nobody burned. Black Sabbath and the Eagles played earlier and ELP closed the show. They don't make 'em like that anymore in this genre specific age.

Hey Timid, I was also there for that historic show, not up front, about 50 yards from stage, ah the good ol days!

Flame on peeps,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 28, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
The Bolls of Snelling, family portrait.  Pod, Maude, Claude, and Maude...
The Bolls of Snelling, family portrait. Pod, Maude, Claude, and Maudette.
Credit: mouse from merced
Melanie Melonsugar introduced the family. They live in a hipie-dippie tree house down by the river where the vans park for the night.

It's the Pod Pad.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 28, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Finally made it over to the Tomaselli mural today. Good thing a tribute to the Zeroes was done in La Jolla, rather than Chula Vista. Note, no graffiti.

Credit: zBrown

Credit: zBrown


Right close by, a Nash Metropolitan very similar to the one that several members of my family owned BITD.

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 28, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
I just had an odd little flash--
But no poem's titled Ogden's Nash.

Instead, I fund this:

COME ON IN, THE SENILITY'S FINE

People live forever in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa.
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
You only have to live until your child has a child.
From that point on you start looking both ways over your shoulder,
Because sometimes you feel thirty years younger and sometimes
thirty years older.
Now you begin to realize who it was that reached the height of
imbecility,
It was whoever said that grandparents have all the fun and none of
the responsibility.
This is the most enticing spiderwebs of a tarradiddle ever spun,
Because everybody would love to have a baby around who was no
responsibility and lots of fun,
But I can think of no one but a mooncalf or a gaby
Who would trust their own child to raise a baby.
So you have to personally superintend your grandchild from diapers
to pants and from bottle to spoon,
Because you know that your own child hasn't sense enough to come
in out of a typhoon.
You don't have to live forever to become a grampa, but if you do
want to live forever,
Don't try to be clever;
If you wish to reach the end of the trail with an uncut throat,
Don't go around saying Quote I don't mind being a grampa but I
hate being married to a gramma Unquote.
--Ogden Nash



Credit: mouse from merced
This is not directed by Jack, nor is Peter in the reel, and Dennis flat refused to be seen, period...though there are a few bikers involved.
It begins with spiders, continues with a hole in the ground at Snelling, proceeds to further holes in Hornitos, ending with...a bunny.

scene:
After stopping at the Heidelberg Cement plant on State 59, I stop to tinkle my toes in a roadside irrigation ditch and find a field that goes like forever. And a smaller one across the road. All weeds.
Rock plant.  Oddly-named, presenting a duality that cannot exist.  Lic...
Rock plant. Oddly-named, presenting a duality that cannot exist. Lichen is as close as it gets in nature, I think...but there may be a disco or club with that name. Or a lead singer.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big-big field.
Big-big field.
Credit: mouse from merced
More big-big field.
More big-big field.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yet more big-big field.  It's really BIG!  Another rock plant towards ...
Yet more big-big field. It's really BIG! Another rock plant towards Snelling.
Credit: mouse from merced
The small field on the north side of the road, choked with weeds, surr...
The small field on the north side of the road, choked with weeds, surrounded by more weeds.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Juggling while snacking.  Easy if you have a lot of arms.  Or legs.
Juggling while snacking. Easy if you have a lot of arms. Or legs.
Credit: mouse from merced
Arachnid 5.3.  Spiders are notorious for freed solos, but the little b...
Arachnid 5.3. Spiders are notorious for freed solos, but the little buggers always seem to have a safety line. What's up with that?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Pay as you exit, but the show's not over. I'm taking five.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 29, 2013 - 02:39am PT
THE TRIP, pt. two.

scene:
I come driving up to the intersection of G Grade and Hwy 59. My attention is diverted to some lily pads. I intersect with some oak pods at their pad in an oak that is growing next to the road and is part of the fence to keep folks out of the water in the canal. This corner was at one time (specifically, on that day the trout farm opened it may have seemed like the object of pilgrim anglers--it was never very successful) the Trout-Fishing Mecca of the Central Valley. I think the owners charged five bucks, maybe, a nominal fee, at any rate, for a "limit" at the trout farm, now derelict.

There is also a pretty darn big hole in the ground. Hmmm. Frisco bunnies? Frisco foxes? Wee weir folks from Frisco?
N.M. Blues/G.D., '74 live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDItxobbd0c
I followed this pair into Snelling--Saturday easy riders.
I followed this pair into Snelling--Saturday easy riders.
Credit: mouse from merced
By the Snelling Trout Farm &#40;RIP&#41;, on a canal fed by the river.
By the Snelling Trout Farm (RIP), on a canal fed by the river.
Credit: mouse from merced
A hole in the ground.  Hey, Alice!  Time for tea!
A hole in the ground. Hey, Alice! Time for tea!
Credit: mouse from merced
Little moss hairs on the base of the Pod Pad oak tree.  Next to the ho...
Little moss hairs on the base of the Pod Pad oak tree. Next to the hole in the ground.
Credit: mouse from merced
The final resting place, for now, of that small asteroid, in a foot of...
The final resting place, for now, of that small asteroid, in a foot of canal water.
Credit: mouse from merced


scene:
At the river bridge in Merced Falls there is one party fishing from the other side on that bridge. There is a convenient patch of shade under some locusts, oaks, and willows growing at the north end of the bridge next to the intersection of Hornitos Rd. and Exchecquer Dam Rd., which follows the river upstream to the dam and camping areas and boat launching. Hornitos Rd., well, it's obvious that it goes there, but it continues on over to Cathey's Valley after. Across the river are the mesas with the potential psychedelic aura, the ones mentioned by Thorpie. The various trees here have been turned into a magic place by a combination of cottonwood fluff blowing up and down the river and by spider webs which catch them. It's like a fairy land in miniature.
It is also over 100 in the shade!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking away to Merced Falls Dam from the turning to Hornitos at the b...
Looking away to Merced Falls Dam from the turning to Hornitos at the bridge. It's a shallow pond of pretty uniform depth, and a lousy fishing spot, which held logs for the Yosemite Sugar Pine lumber mill.
Credit: mouse from merced
Saturday driver on the bridge heading to Hornitos.
Saturday driver on the bridge heading to Hornitos.
Credit: mouse from merced
MxSwain Dam, the earth-filled handling facility for Exchecquer Dam and...
MxSwain Dam, the earth-filled handling facility for Exchecquer Dam and the irrigation district. It's a troller's fishing spot, really, with some spots that are acceptable as bank-fishing spots. Camping there is not my bag of tea. South of the bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
More on Monday.

It is Monday. What happened to Sunday?
Good night. Enjoy your blackened french fries, everyone, and remember to brush your teeth after.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
This shows the level of detail in the mural a little bit better. Can be clicked to enlarge.

Credit: zBrown


Oh yeah, flame on Ogden

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 29, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
//Beep beep.
Beep beep.
His horn went beep beep beep.
You'd think that guy could fly.//
--Playmateds

There is a little confusion here.  There was no Nash on the bridge.  I...
There is a little confusion here. There was no Nash on the bridge. It was a Rod. It certainly was no Barracuda.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://moparblog.com/movie-mopar-of-the-week-1971-plymouth-cuda-convertible-from-nash-bridges/

scene:
The gate to the ranch where the mesas lie; a view of a pond and cattle on one side of the road, the Sierra Nevada foothils behind me on the other side. I interview a man in a car, following a second car, at the gates. They are electric gates, and I ask the gentleman does he know the owners of this place? (It's vast, a cattle ranch.) "No English, senor." He points to the other car, now going into the ranch, accelerating away: adios. So I suck it up and leave after taking pix. Motorcyclists abound on this road, like the rocks now littering the ground at a higher elevation. I climb in the car to a spot to take more pix. Until I arrive at Hornitos an hour later, close to sundown.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At the gate.  My non-interviewee has flown.
At the gate. My non-interviewee has flown.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Identifiable features from The Map by Throwpie.
Identifiable features from The Map by Throwpie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At the county line with Mariposa.
At the county line with Mariposa.
Credit: mouse from merced
Never any respect.
Never any respect.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just got a new sign, I betcha.  No holes.
Just got a new sign, I betcha. No holes.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dam at the county line.
Dam at the county line.
Credit: mouse from merced
Back side of the dam, looking into the afternoon sunlight.
Back side of the dam, looking into the afternoon sunlight.
Credit: mouse from merced
Long view into the valley from Hornitos Rd.  That is the La Paloma Ran...
Long view into the valley from Hornitos Rd. That is the La Paloma Ranch below. Further on is the huge mass of Haystack Mtn.
Credit: mouse from merced
You may need oxygen.
You may need oxygen.
Credit: GI
Credit: mouse from merced
Warning on La Paloma Rd.  I didn't bother with it.  I've been to the l...
Warning on La Paloma Rd. I didn't bother with it. I've been to the locked gates down by G Grade, where it begins. Hornitos is my goal, not Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Danger, Will Robinson!!!
Danger, Will Robinson!!!
Credit: mouse from merced
Familiar-looking?
Familiar-looking?
Credit: mouse from merced
Cattelmen run this place.  One of their gathering spots, almost in Hor...
Cattelmen run this place. One of their gathering spots, almost in Hornitos.
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Nash, Nashville (PA)

Credit: zBrown

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nash_Roadster_black_top-down_Nashville.jpg

Nash, Nashville take two



Participants lined up to take a shot at clocking the lowest time through the Royal Purple Performance Experience autocross course in the parking lot of LP Field in Nashville.


This beautiful ’37 Nash LaFayette is owned by “Crazy” Eddie Rochelle and his lovely bride, Sarah.




Nash Almost Woody




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 29, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Slower than a Nash but faster in the snow.
Slower than a Nash but faster in the snow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Colder than in the Nash, but faster with the bow.
Colder than in the Nash, but faster with the bow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looks like this guy was too slow.
Looks like this guy was too slow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Eenie meenie mineie mo.  &#40;Titled: The right to Life and To Exist.&#41;
Eenie meenie mineie mo. (Titled: The right to Life and To Exist.)
Credit: Daily Kos
SKI HUNT. A Quinn/Martin Production, starring Lloyd "Like my teeeth?" Bridges.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 29, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Early in the morning on July 29, a driver crashed his car through a gate near Osprey Street and flew off of Sunset Cliffs into the sand below. The car flipped in mid-air as it plunged close to 50 feet before landing on its rear and then settling right side up on the sand.

The male driver, the lone occupant, is believed to have been intoxicated. He emerged from the vehicle and was seen walking around it before huddling in a cave. Lloyd Bridges was not onsight and the auto was not a Nash.

We used to jump off the cliffs into the water. Never considered doing the car thing (well there was one time down in Baja, but no one was in the car).

A helicopter had to raise the driver from the beach due to the location; the cliffs are difficult to climb in that area.

Credit: zBrown



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 29, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Might as well get what you want.

Don Jonhnson/Tell It Like It Is


Find yourself a toy.
Lamborhini.
Lamborhini.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rrrrruff!
Rrrrruff!
Credit: mouse from merced
Toy Collie.  Rrrruff!
Toy Collie. Rrrruff!
Credit: mouse from merced

I love dogs. A dog would be a good companion on these rambles, but there's no way I'd keep one in Middle Earth.

Absolutely nothing to add.
Absolutely nothing to add.
Credit: mouse from merced



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:11am PT
scene:
Hornitos, CA. One of the oldest communities in the state. And among the quietest. Take it or leave it. I gotta go.
Hornitos.  Everyone seems to be indoors.  It's still in the nineties. ...
Hornitos. Everyone seems to be indoors. It's still in the nineties. Where's a good place too chill?
Credit: mouse from merced
Asleep or dead, they are.  Not a soul stirring.
Asleep or dead, they are. Not a soul stirring.
Credit: mouse from merced
St.CAtherine's CAtholic Church, Hornitos, CA.  CAring for the souls of...
St.CAtherine's CAtholic Church, Hornitos, CA. CAring for the souls of the faithful departed since the Gold Rush.
Credit: mouse from merced
One view from the churchyard.
One view from the churchyard.
Credit: mouse from merced
This place has looked like this for decades.  And they call it a "ghos...
This place has looked like this for decades. And they call it a "ghost town." Sheesh.
Credit: mouse from merced
Are we through playing the tourist?
Are we through playing the tourist?
Credit: mouse from merced
Shadow-climbing one of the butttresses of ST. CAtherine's.
Shadow-climbing one of the butttresses of ST. CAtherine's.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yer gonna die, too.  Maybe younger than you think.  Don't be cocky.
Yer gonna die, too. Maybe younger than you think. Don't be cocky.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
"May perpetual light shine upon them and all the souls of the faithful...
"May perpetual light shine upon them and all the souls of the faithful departed."--CAtholic blessing
Credit: mouse from merced
Very small monumental lichen.
Very small monumental lichen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chimborazo from my Eclipse 500.  There's no escape, JustTheMaid.
Chimborazo from my Eclipse 500. There's no escape, JustTheMaid.
Credit: mouse from merced
Buttress detail, ST. CAtherine's.
Buttress detail, ST. CAtherine's.
Credit: mouse from merced

Peace in, peace out.
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