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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 09:20am PT
When is that DMT tripod class being offered again?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 11:46am PT
That dog will be swimming in circles turning to the left. He'll have to use course correction to the max. Are German Shepherds that smart?

He'd be a good companion for a photographer.

Where do you find dogs with no legs?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Amputees, whether canine or humine, are amazingly determined folks. Their efforts always should be hailed by the four-limbed crowd, who often find that their excuses for bailing pale when confronted with the accomplishments of para-plegic and amputee climbers and adventurers.

"Been there. Didn't do it. But this guy with a missing arm..."--Tommy Tenfingers

http://www.nps.gov/dena/upload/Climbing-History-Timeline.pdf http://www.summitpost.org/determination-amputee-climbers/821584

These are some interesting lists.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
They're all over.




Abe & Barry dig 'em




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
My neighbor CO the MC.  Hospital Assistance League gala, 1965.
My neighbor CO the MC. Hospital Assistance League gala, 1965.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ringmaster.
Brother Tim.
Brother Tim.
Credit: mouse from merced
Contestant.
Lenna, Tim, Brian.  On the way to Carpinteria Beach State Park in the ...
Lenna, Tim, Brian. On the way to Carpinteria Beach State Park in the year 1961. I think we are traveling a back road from the SJV into Santa Barbara.
Credit: mouse from merced
Contestant's family.
Mike and cousins, 1947.
Mike and cousins, 1947.
Credit: mouse from merced
Some challenges in the competition.
Mom and Mike, 1947.
Mom and Mike, 1947.
Credit: mouse from merced
Learning technique.
1960's, a Trinity R. slough, Lewiston, CA.  Right next to Nana and Gra...
1960's, a Trinity R. slough, Lewiston, CA. Right next to Nana and Grandad's place on the river. He was working on the construction of Trinity Dam at the time.
Credit: mouse from merced
Friends to support.
CO, the neighbor, had to pitch, but his dad was the mgr.  We were play...
CO, the neighbor, had to pitch, but his dad was the mgr. We were playing around with their bat-bag gear in the driveway, where memorable things happened on occasion.
Credit: mouse from merced
Meeting the challenges of competing.
What a sissy-looking stance.  That face says "I just want to go sit on...
What a sissy-looking stance. That face says "I just want to go sit on the bench." My average in batting was below .100, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Credit: mouse from merced
Taking 'doing nothing' to a new, lower level at an early age.

I blame genetics for my lack of drive, though I'm not concerned about my image overmuch, it's nice to understand oneself. My grandad was a smart man, erudite as well as having learned in construction camps in the twenties and thirties that books aren't the answer for everything. He, like myself, dispensed with higher education and chose to operate big earth-moving machines instead. He and Nana got to see the West, that's for sure.
Granda, Leonard Larson.
Granda, Leonard Larson.
Credit: mouse from merced
Leonard on a visit to Idaho, near McCall, where Sis'n'Roy's ranch was located.
Credit: mouse from merced
Family arriving at a place the grandfolk rented in Etna, CA, in Trinity area, working a road project.
Display at Bright's Museum, Plainsburg, CA.
Display at Bright's Museum, Plainsburg, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
An early version of the Caterpillar tractor, probably similar to the ones Leonard learned to drive after WWI.
Credit: mouse from merced
Un-finished Trinity Dam.
Dogs beware.
Dogs beware.
Credit: mouse from merced
Move it or lose it, Fido!
Move it or lose it, Fido!
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna, age six, in Sacto.  We never ran over any mutts with the Ford C...
Lenna, age six, in Sacto. We never ran over any mutts with the Ford Country Squire, the perfect family nine-passenger death trap.
Credit: mouse from merced
Potential dog-maimer.
Potential dog-maimer.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna in the driver's seat of Boomer's Goliath.
Lenna in the driver's seat of Boomer's Goliath.
Credit: mouse from merced
Four-on-the-column, sunroof, low mileage Goliath.  Zero roadkills.
Four-on-the-column, sunroof, low mileage Goliath. Zero roadkills.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Dog bites car." Not a headline we see at all.

Mom, Barbara Bermingham, only one in the picture, near as I can tell.
Mom, Barbara Bermingham, only one in the picture, near as I can tell.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's just her and the Falls. Amazing? It was. The place was deserted this day. She came to the park to help Dad out in some public-spirited phone company display to promote the new Princess phone, BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Pacific T&T higher-ups were not pleased the populace had stayed away in droves.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Hopefully Mike and the cousins were all well coated with Vicks before venturing out in the boat. I know Florence Chadwick used it. If she were still alive she'd have a bottle to show us.

That's ma rubbing it on

Interestingly, photographers BITD couldn't tell left from right.





Cousin Buster was a Shoe in. Can't recall if dog had lost any limbs. Can't recall if he found any either.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Whoa, Buster!
Whoa, Buster!
Credit: mouse from merced
Come, Tige! Come, boy!

Credit: mouse from merced
Can't you be more like Alex the Stroh's mutt?

"The St. Louis-based Brown Shoe Company ranked as an early believer in television’s marketing potential and sponsored its own half-hour show, Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang. Smilin’ Ed made the successful transition from radio to the new medium with his cast of crudely-made puppets—Froggy the Gremlin, Squeaky the Mouse, and Midnight the Cat—and the new show premiered on November 21, 1949. Soon, in addition to shoes, they began hawking comic books and other licensed products. The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong holds one of those Buster Brown comic books. Issue No. 37’s Christmas Fun feature story illustrates the three main characters up to their usual shenanigans."--Rick Sharin on Play Stuff blog

Credit: mouse from merced
These were OK, I guess. Couldn't hold a firebrand to the likes of Turok and his friend Ander, living by the skin of their loincloths in the Lost Valley.

Certain ducks provided more exciting tales than Buster and Tige, as well.
Lost Worlds are more common than colds.  Our memories are simply defic...
Lost Worlds are more common than colds. Our memories are simply deficient.
Credit: mouse from merced
That Mutton Buster brown ale should be in Fritz's refrigerator.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Buster Hell, damn near broke her!


Playmate Mini



Playmate Mini





Smilin' Ed hisownself!



I see now why folks continue to confuse Andy and Ed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Mark Melvin looks down at Chris McNamara at the point where Lost World...
Mark Melvin looks down at Chris McNamara at the point where Lost World joins the West Buttress.
Credit: Mark Melvin
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
Damn! - sure glad he didn't fall. Good place for a tripod shot, so's ya don't have to let loose of anything crucial.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Mithras Bookstore and Unicorn Theatre, La Jolla. Places to be in the 60's.

Not far from Tomaselli mural.






In every Mithraeum the centrepiece was a representation of Mithras killing a sacred bull; the so-called tauroctony.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Tonight's presentation is sponsored by the shade Bright Fig Purple.

Bright fig purple. August.
Bright fig purple. August.
Credit: mouse from merced
Plastic bag scarecrow.
Plastic bag scarecrow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Corn Nuts in the making.
Corn Nuts in the making.
Credit: mouse from merced
I love figs.  Fig Newtons and Corn Nuts are two of the all-time trail ...
I love figs. Fig Newtons and Corn Nuts are two of the all-time trail foods as I see it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fig windfall/Figs in Space Race.
Fig windfall/Figs in Space Race.
Credit: mouse from merced
Shadow figures.
Shadow figures.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sal Dali might like these.  He was born in Figures, Catalonia.  Part o...
Sal Dali might like these. He was born in Figures, Catalonia. Part of last year's crop.
Credit: mouse from merced
Coneupcopia.
Coneupcopia.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ibis I saw.
Ibis I saw.
Credit: mouse from merced
Pistachios.
Pistachios.
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Time to move.
Time to move.
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Barn door's open...
Barn door's open...
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Conic projection.
Conic projection.
Credit: mouse from merced
Cone-glow.
Cone-glow.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mt. Clark near dark.
Mt. Clark near dark.
Credit: mouse from merced
Time, gentlemen.
Time, gentlemen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bird on a wire/A sunset fire.
Bird on a wire/A sunset fire.
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Blip!
Blip!
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Peace in your face.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Change is everywhere
Change is everywhere 1
Change is everywhere 1
Credit: Marlow
Change is everywhere 2
Change is everywhere 2
Credit: Marlow
Change is everywhere 3
Change is everywhere 3
Credit: Marlow

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 10:28am PT
Dude, your very own genre!

Tripix.

Ich bin trippin.



Change in the ocean, change in deep blue sea
Well there's a change in my baby, but there aint never no change in me

Now, change my shirt, you know, and I change my money
I change my woman just to keep from actin' funny

Change my numbers on my door
So my baby can't find out where I live no more

Change in the mountain, you know, change in the land
But there ain't never no change in me, baby, 'cause I'm a natural man

Yeah, everybody they ought to change sometime
Because sooner or later, mama, you gonna end up in some lonesome ground

Yeah, everybody they ought to change sometime
'Cause you know, sooner or later we gonna end up in in some lonesome ground


Sam Cooke/A Change Is Gonna Come
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOYuhLNwh3A

"Jim, let's go to the gym" used to be A much simpler inquiry: "Jim, Ta...
"Jim, let's go to the gym" used to be A much simpler inquiry: "Jim, Tahquitz or JT?"
Credit: comstocksmag.com

Rock On
To shift body weight from one foot to the other.

Swap Feet
To exchange feet on the same hold.

Hand-Foot Match
To place a foot on the same hold as a hand.

Ich bin trippin auf den Felsen und auf den Zapfen.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Those mice hid my prosthesis, I just know they did.
Those mice hid my prosthesis, I just know they did.
Credit: fotothing.com
I am predicting this feline never finds that pegleg.

But I may have inside info.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2195266&tn=0

THREE Jimmy Martin/Hip Skip & Wobble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOXguD98a0U

TWO Three-legged cats tear hell out of one another (GRAPHIC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbLMqXRPDIo

ONE Eric Matthews/Three-cornered Moon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypFoVV02J2U

LIFT-OFF Silly Goose/Hand Me Down My Climbing Shoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSY6UW3hM4Y
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Not Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Not Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Credit: João Rodrigues Cabrilho
Not Viana do Castelo, Portugal
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Ees piano do Mickey.


Smooth Jazz/Scott E. Zimmermann/The Toy Piano ("real" keyboard, duh)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75gURxkLp-c



Jane's a Third Rocker, remember. She may not be one of the Rhondettes. It's hard to say with the big hair wigs.
"I mean, I'm sorry about the lab animals, but statistics prove that most guys prefer skinny girls with cancer over healthy girls with bulging thighs."--Rhonda

I never had to change from sugar to substitutes. I have just eliminated refined sugar from my diet as much as possible. A change everyone should think seriously over.

My mother's good buddy Bunny was a Virginia native. Everyone was "Sugar" to her. She mixed a mean Bloody Mary.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Watched "Marie Antoinette" last night - only because I found the disc in an apartment I turned. I could handle the bad acting and bad music because the costuming was awesome! But we all know what happens in the end, and to rob your audience of the beheading after suffering through this banality was just too much. Meh.--from MisterE's facebloke page

I was just today given a copy of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790 & following).

There are no pictures, period.

What ever happened to their heads? Were they interred with the bodies? Morbid thought, but one which will bug me till I find the answer.

Nobody's as good a HOSTESS as this TWINKIE.
Nobody's as good a HOSTESS as this TWINKIE.
Credit: GoogleImages

LIKE IT WAS 1794!  WANNA HAVE SOME CAKE, THEN I WANNA HAVE SOME MORE.....
LIKE IT WAS 1794! WANNA HAVE SOME CAKE, THEN I WANNA HAVE SOME MORE...ba dah dum, duh-duh-dum...
Credit: GoogleImages

Bright fig purple is a good, solid, natural color. La reine Marie-Antoinette ought to have used it more in the palace wallpaper. But she was not one to hide, was she?
Flock them all!
Flock them all!
Credit: mouse from merced


How would Bill Graham have introduced her to the Fillmorians?

He called Janis a "broad." But she was also a queen. They are all princesses, according to an old one-armed Mexican gardener who enlightened me once upon a time. But he led me down the garden path with that one.

Esos cambios! Estos cambios son el asesinato!




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 2, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
"Click to enlarge" significantly enhances some of those shots above and makes it easier to locate the bird on a wire.

I was looking high, I was looking low.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
THAT'S a big change! Commando-style.

The former Governor has changed. Or has he? He's been forced out of office and a marriage both. This interview is really pretty funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze6IzOAXB6Q

I am looking forward to seeing The Last STand.

"I never took a salary."

He never really quit acting, now, did he?
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