The Flames.

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 2601 - 2620 of total 4886 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Increased Expression of RbAp48 Restores Memory Capacity in Old Mice

This is very interesting, as it suggests that the processes of memory are not greatly inhibited by most of the forms of cellular damage that causes aging, at least in mice, and that this portion of mental decline occurs due to one of the epigenetic responses to that damage.

I hope I remembr to ... uh ... wait a minute




https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2013/08/increased-expression-of-rbap48-restores-memory-capacity-in-old-mice.php
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:42am PT
Around 1981 in the lodge overflow parking lot, a blonde hippy chick once came up to a group of us and introduced herself as Ya-Ya da Flamme.

Or was it Ja-Ja da Flamme?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 1, 2013 - 11:16am PT
uh, wasn't it 1961?





Holy Cow, lettuce pray!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 1, 2013 - 11:47am PT
If you posted some video I can't see it. Great firewall of China and all.

Nevertheless, I can say with pretty close to 100% certainty that it didn't happen in 1961. I was all of -2 years old.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Here's basically what zBrown posted.  Lee Dorsey.  He coaled Newcastle...
Here's basically what zBrown posted. Lee Dorsey. He coaled Newcastle and look what it got him. He even got up early and beat out the Dwarfs for the front of the line for the lift.
Credit: mouse from merced
The dog may bark, but the caravan moves on."
The dog may bark, but the caravan moves on."
Credit: mouse from merced
The Dunny Bird.
The Dunny Bird.
Credit: mouse from merced
September Sunday morning.  Labor Day Weekend.  The fire is still burni...
September Sunday morning. Labor Day Weekend. The fire is still burning.
Credit: mouse from merced
What's Santa Cruz Beach gonna look like today?  Not like this, I bet.
What's Santa Cruz Beach gonna look like today? Not like this, I bet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Squalor atop the Cinema Cafe.
Squalor atop the Cinema Cafe.
Credit: mouse from merced
My POV, Middle Earth, is about seven miles south  from the olive orcha...
My POV, Middle Earth, is about seven miles south from the olive orchard on that hill. The Hill of Olives is due west two miles from the HPCT and P/405.
Credit: mouse from merced
P/405 on the right.  Looks like infertile Redding red dirt to me and f...
P/405 on the right. Looks like infertile Redding red dirt to me and fertile soil across Lake Yosemite at UCM.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 1, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Randisi, meet Lee Dorsey (came out in 1961). I doubt that he ever made it to Yosemite, but I'll check and get back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5LnpErE6f4

Oh, well, I'm, UH!, sittin' here,la la
Waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um
A sittin' here la la, waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um
It may sound funny but I don't believe she's comin', ah-um, ah-um


Baby hurry, don't make me worry, ah-um, ah-um
Yeah baby hurry, don't make me worry, ah-um, ah-um
You know that I love you, oh, how I love you, ah-um, ah-um


A sittin' here la la waitin' for my ya ya, ah-huh, ah-huh
A sittin' here la la waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um
It may sound funny but I don't believe she's coming, ah-um, ah-um


[Instrumental]


Baby hurry, don't make me worry, ah-um, ah-um
Yeah baby hurry, don't make me worry, ah-um, ah-um
You know how I love you, Oh, how I love you, ah-um, ah-um


A sittin' here la la waitin' for my ya ya, ah-ah, ah-ah
A sittin' here la la waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 1, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Gypsy Caravan is on it's way - a geopbyte's bark may worse than 1000 bites, but who knows for sure.

la la
la la
la la
la


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 1, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Fly, meet the spider twinz


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 11:20am PT
THE MacGEDDON


You’ve heard of the McGuffin.

May have seen Mageddon in DC.

But do you know MacGeddon

A son of the dominion Calamity?

http://www.iceagenow.com/Magnetic_Reversals-Number_3_on_list_of_potential_Armageddons.htm

The man was such a bull moose

Approach was just a word to him

And when he tied his climbing shoes

The rock became his jungle gym.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Aug/20/hurricane-sandiego/

He could never be acclaimed,

Though, and it’s sad but true:

He never finished any routes...

Except for one or two.

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2012/dec/20/end-night-history-false-armageddons/

When he came near the final goal

Of any climb he tried

Some inner spark within his soul

Flickered...it just died.

http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2013/08/12/mapping-over-1-400-armageddons

Credit: mouse from merced

He remembered what his old man said

With a chuckle and a grin

It's just the same with putts as bed:

“Always, never up is never in.”

(More Armageddons here: WITH GENUINELY ARMAGEDDON-LIKE STRINGS AND ECHO AND ALL)


Too much respect for rocks and gels

Breeds nothing more than shame

But...

When climbing cliffs and walking fells

Recall it’s just a game.



You make up rules and follow these;

McGeddon did this, see?

His chosen path was simply this:

No one’s watching me.



Genetic A.

Financial A.

Salmon A.

Second A.

Corollary A.


Bizzaro A.

Remulak A.

Nuclear A.

Family A.

Meltdown A.

The Last Time A.

Bono A.

la di dah di di

la di dah di dah

Canadian* A.


*Always the 'last word'' eh?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
A Pack of Lips, Now

A tribute to the bloods in Nam by Kubrick?

Charlie doing a pout?

Jagger painting it black or jumping a jack?
Credit: mouse from merced

Tiger drove into the left-hand rough, then the right hand rough. Then, using a long woody object on the horizon as a target, he laid up and, not surprisingly, nearly chipped in...only to lip out with what should have been his final stroke of the round.

Too bad...He'll finish second.
"Mus," I could say the same about being out in the mountains.--Mus fro...
"Mus," I could say the same about being out in the mountains.--Mus from Merced
Credit: GI

Do I take it out left, shade, or out even more, sun?

Will the crowd love it if I lip out or sink it?

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
He's lucky he didn't score a six.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
"Memory Capacity in Old Mice"
Deja vu.
This was taken back in the seventies, probably by my father on the way...
This was taken back in the seventies, probably by my father on the way home from either Yosemite Lake or McClure Reservoir. They did a lot of water skiing when Tim was the last of us in the house (technically).
Credit: mouse from merced


How can you take it, knowing it's just a re-hash of yesterday, a cycle that is endless? You just do what comes to you because it's the way it's always been. Might as well smile and do your thing...

I wish at least that I had more photos of my climbs--I had lots but I lost lots over the years to make this more like a climbing thread.
BIG BIG DOG.  BIG BIG BUNYANS.  SAY HEY THERE BIG GUY, WANT CHOPPED ON...
BIG BIG DOG. BIG BIG BUNYANS. SAY HEY THERE BIG GUY, WANT CHOPPED ONIONS?
Credit: GI
But I'm not a hot dog like some.
But for a while there I had my thumb.

I dribbled on the driveway,
Shot free throws from the street.

But I never was close to fast,
Nor nimble with my feet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fully-equipped, brain cells intact, as well.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 2, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Bob Dylan flames in or out, depending how you look at it.

Is that the ghost of electricity we've all heard so much about?

Drawing by R.E. Hoppe &#40;1974&#41;
Drawing by R.E. Hoppe (1974)
Credit: zIMMERMAN
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 2, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Pretty good head fake up yonder, but I don't hink he went for it. Note the shadow. As I recall


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 2, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Growing old

"Growing old is a dreary business,
incurable and solitary
like fox-mange.
And the worst thing is that
you never manage to rip in two
the far-stretched navel cord
that binds you to your youth.

Suddenly you catch yourself
bounding barefoot in the grass
and leaping in wild jumps
over childhood's merry brooks of spring,
though you're really sitting on a stone
and supporting your chin on your curved-top cane
and feeling osteoarthritis tear at
old, trudge-heavy feet."
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 2, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
hey there say, mouse and all...

sorry not much visits... dial up has 'run me a'round' again...
:(

very hard to get the ol' boat moving now... :(


say--on a better note, GYPSY, i will be starting to paint that neat
tree of yours soon... won't get to finsih it 'til about the new year, i reckon, though, but--will be fun and exciting and it will be yours, then,
after i have enjoyed it, bit by bit, :)

miss you all here...
god bless... happy good supertopo eve, to all!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 04:05am PT
Oh please oh please oh please

On my bended ostjo-arthritic knees

Fix neebee's internet heebie-jeebies


Just sayin', we be prayin'

I know how you feel, you've said it to me

So 'nuf said

Go ahead

It's your trail

Not mine

Dial-up, saddle up, either way, no big whup.
Say hay there, horsies!
Say hay there, horsies!
Credit: mouse from merced



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 04:21am PT
TRIP REPORT

How I spent my Smokey Labor Day.

Smoking on the river with my neighbor who told me that the four and a half hours we spent out at "Mike's on the Merced," a private fishing and mellowness club in Merced Falls, is the longest he's spent outside of his apartment in the many years he's lived there.

BELIVE IT OR NOT!

And he's not kidding.

He's on county aid, every other kind of aid for which he qualifies.

Tonya, Geo LaF's wife and Anita Maria's mom, takes care of him.

It's a feel-good/gut-check kind of story, just down the hall.

Smokey is a cool old boy.

I was glad he was finally up for my spur-of-the-moment suggestion he accompany me. The last time I asked him to truck-em-up, he had to go have a doc look at a lesion on his arm, which turned out to be nastier than you can imagine. Old age is just as Marlow's fine contribution states.

Besides, he had ten bucks for gas.

So as we say in Middle Earth, when appropriate,

CARPE DIEM!

And devil take the laggards.

Labor Day morning.
Labor Day morning.
Credit: mouse from merced
My neighbor Smokey.  I don't know his real name.  He's seventy-four ye...
My neighbor Smokey. I don't know his real name. He's seventy-four years old.
Credit: mouse from merced
He's from the midwest, though he's lived in Merced a long time.  He sm...
He's from the midwest, though he's lived in Merced a long time. He smokes Camel non-filters. He drinks more milk, he says, than water. He's a tough old bird. Trucker.
Credit: mouse from merced
One pathway looks the same as another while you're on it.
One pathway looks the same as another while you're on it.
Credit: mouse from merced
Another guy's got a broader view, more experience, sees things in a di...
Another guy's got a broader view, more experience, sees things in a different way. Listen. Learn. Above all, be aware of special surroundings when you get away from the unpleasantness and the mundane. Nature's peace, blah...like water...
Credit: mouse from merced
A black cat sat and sat.
A black cat sat and sat.
Credit: mouse from merced
And sat some more.  Then he became a monkey.
And sat some more. Then he became a monkey.
Credit: mouse from merced
Still waters?  No.  There's a moderate current.  Good fly-casting alon...
Still waters? No. There's a moderate current. Good fly-casting along this stretch down to MID's diversion dam.
Credit: Smokey
But of course you need a boat for that.  Not this one, though.
But of course you need a boat for that. Not this one, though.
Credit: mouse from merced
Our surprise, well, mine, anyway, was beyond description when not just...
Our surprise, well, mine, anyway, was beyond description when not just one, but two fishermen came over the ridge on the southern side of the river! A human fisherman, oblivious to us, and an avian fisher, an osprey, who is well-aware of us, you betcha.
Credit: mouse from merced
My guess is he's a bait fisherman, seeing as how he's fishing from the...
My guess is he's a bait fisherman, seeing as how he's fishing from the bank. There's a cut which enables one to get to the water easily over there.
Credit: mouse from merced
We didn't disturb Michelle's siesta and tried to be quiet as mice on t...
We didn't disturb Michelle's siesta and tried to be quiet as mice on the way out, but the dogs caught wind of me when I was taking this shot.
Credit: mouse from merced
I mean this shot.  I was barking up the wrong tree.
I mean this shot. I was barking up the wrong tree.
Credit: mouse from merced
El Capitan and pyrocumulus.  &#40;El Captitan HS in Merced on G Grade.&#41;
El Capitan and pyrocumulus. (El Captitan HS in Merced on G Grade.)
Credit: mouse from merced
Another institution of learning and pyroculminus.
Another institution of learning and pyroculminus.
Credit: mouse from merced
Here I come to save the day!  Another load of red-tard's on its way!  ...
Here I come to save the day! Another load of red-tard's on its way! Out of Castle.
Credit: mouse from merced
We stopped at the Snelling school, which is adjacent to the burial gro...
We stopped at the Snelling school, which is adjacent to the burial ground. "Smokey, you know how many people are dead and buried in the Snelling graveyard?" "Nope." "All of them."
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 04:45am PT
But wait! There's more!

Part Deux of Labor Day's TR is from Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Brought to you by the Rat Fink and "Richard's Righteous Renderings of Woody Objects" in Planada.

Surprise, surprise, surprise! We're are going to Planada and to Tuttle, not far at all from Merced, as I haven't much gas. Both are on Hwy 140, receiving extra traffic this weekend...and how!

We'll likely hit Friday of this weekend, too, also, and as well--have to see how it goes, follow my nose, go with the flow.
Definitely decayed.  Definitely not decadent.  Both beauties are at th...
Definitely decayed. Definitely not decadent. Both beauties are at the corner of Kibby Rd. and S. Bear Cr. Dr., north of 140.
Credit: mouse from merced
Canal bridge lichen.
Canal bridge lichen.
Credit: mouse from merced
Canal bridge, Kibby Rd. at S. Bear Cr. Dr.
Canal bridge, Kibby Rd. at S. Bear Cr. Dr.
Credit: mouse from merced
One summer day, I heard these two say: "Justice, there is no justice i...
One summer day, I heard these two say: "Justice, there is no justice in Planada, is there? There just is nothing there in Planada." "Ph...nothing-nothing land? We were wise to roost here in Merced, Athena."
Credit: mouse from merced
Serving crepes and sno-cones and soft drinks.  Courthouse Park.
Serving crepes and sno-cones and soft drinks. Courthouse Park.
Credit: mouse from merced
Vets' Memorial, Courthouse Park, center of town.
Vets' Memorial, Courthouse Park, center of town.
Credit: mouse from merced
Kesey, Kesey, Kesey...he's all the rage.  Take that, Kerouac.  Now tur...
Kesey, Kesey, Kesey...he's all the rage. Take that, Kerouac. Now turn the page. We're going furthur down the road. By Richard, a sculptor in wood from Planada.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
An odd Sundary rider on S. Bear Cr. Dr.--East of Merced, still west of...
An odd Sundary rider on S. Bear Cr. Dr.--East of Merced, still west of Eden. Not laboring.
Credit: mouse from merced
Water from the Merced.  Wind from the west.  It's Labor Day weekend.  ...
Water from the Merced. Wind from the west. It's Labor Day weekend. Let's all give it a rest.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's about quarter past eleven on the Decay Time Scale.
It's about quarter past eleven on the Decay Time Scale.
Credit: mouse from merced, recent, hah!
It was humid today.  Not a prickly heat. <br/>
It was humid today. Not a prickly heat.

Credit: mouse from merced
We're getting there, kids. This is a country drive. Slow down and ride low.
Lovin' Spoonful/What a Day for a Daydream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwH4wPz-URM

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 06:07am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Pomegranates.
Pomegranates.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Dawn on the First of September.
Dawn on the First of September.
Credit: mouse from merced
Arboleda Dr. and Hwy 140, Tuttle.  that pesky stop sign between Planad...
Arboleda Dr. and Hwy 140, Tuttle. that pesky stop sign between Planada and Merced on the way home from the Ditch. "Out of the game; what a shame."
Credit: mouse from merced
Tuttle packing shed.
Tuttle packing shed.
Credit: mouse from merced
Kids, doggies, fresh fruit, what more could you ask for?
Kids, doggies, fresh fruit, what more could you ask for?
Credit: mouse from merced
Okay, some of the fruit's from Mexico.  The nectarines are from the tr...
Okay, some of the fruit's from Mexico. The nectarines are from the tree to me. Two bucks for a basket. The yellows are the best, IMO, as distinguishable from the whites, which aren't as succulent.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mmmm...fresh...fruit...mmmmommma!
Mmmm...fresh...fruit...mmmmommma!
Credit: mouse from merced
I decided what I like about the weekends, taking photos, is that there...
I decided what I like about the weekends, taking photos, is that there are people around to enliven the prospect. I'm interacting with others and not simply observing nature or the world of man separately, but conjoined.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
These guys went from Merced to Chowch and back to Planada and still ha...
These guys went from Merced to Chowch and back to Planada and still have to ride into Merced. One is from France, though. He's the one in shape for this sort of thing. The other fellow needs to lose weight. Gotta give them credit. It was real hot.
Credit: mouse from merced
Right across from the Taco Wagon at Plainsburg Rd. and Hwy 140.  Child...
Right across from the Taco Wagon at Plainsburg Rd. and Hwy 140. Child Development Center. Probably no longer in operation. The Planada Village looked abandoned.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is a neat old tree.  It's tough that it is growing in a less-than...
This is a neat old tree. It's tough that it is growing in a less-than-inspiring setting, but that's how I feel sometimes, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yep.  Kinda boring living in Planada.  Even the train avoids it, mostl...
Yep. Kinda boring living in Planada. Even the train avoids it, mostly.
Credit: mouse from merced
The train is halted, not moving, on the curve at Planada.  It is havin...
The train is halted, not moving, on the curve at Planada. It is having to wait for the Amtrak California San Joaquin.
Credit: mouse from merced
That's Mel's Old West on the right.  Amtrak's going which direction?  ...
That's Mel's Old West on the right. Amtrak's going which direction? West. Old West. Mel's, that is...quarter-a-glass beer and movie stars. It's not Petticoat Junction, dang sure.
Credit: mouse from merced
You can't take the train from Planada.  You can catch a bus.  Not this...
You can't take the train from Planada. You can catch a bus. Not this one, though.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is the one you want.
This is the one you want.
Credit: mouse from merced
Until you get this one on the road.
Until you get this one on the road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Or maybe this one.  Both are waiting for the flames on the hood.
Or maybe this one. Both are waiting for the flames on the hood.
Credit: mouse from merced
I have more photos.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 3, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Hear me know and believe me later. I'm beginning to sense a

D H A R M A geddon




eternity
said Frankie Lee
with a voice as cold as
ICE


PARADISE

Frog hears through it's mouth

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/03/weird-tiny-frog-uses-its-mouth-to-hear/




Messages 2601 - 2620 of total 4886 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews