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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 8, 2013 - 05:58pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Credit: gemm.com
The purity of drivel is not strained.
It falleth on the rich and it falleth on the poor.
And when it hath poured and rained,
It creepeth 'neath the door,
Ruining the expensive Persian you brought home from that wonderful trip to Istanbul and doing thousands in damage to the parquet.
All due to poor choices in writing subjects?
I think so, I mean not.
--Jesse Blayme Nabors.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:02pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
What?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Whose on first?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
hey there say, T hocking...
as to this:

Whose on first?

well, it is ALWAYS determine by 'top billing'...

they're ON first... then, the follow-up act...




that is...unless 'top billing' cancels, or gets sick?




:)





hee hee, there, see, occasionally i can get a hit, in this ol' ball-game...



wonder if i made it to first... ;)



:)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
wonder if i made it to first... ;)
I don't no?,
second base!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
I was just gonna drivel this on ya.

With Bird and Schmitz on the Taco Trolley, can certain others be far behind?

This feller ring any of yer bells?

R. C.
R. C.
Credit: from the internet, GI
http://www.worldaffairs.org/speakers/profile/richard-christiani.html

The very last time I saw Rick he was schlepping a massive backpack from Boulder Camp to Booguba Lodge in August of 1970.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1809743&msg=1809743#msg1809743

The main thing I remember about him is his huge stash of equipment stored in plastic milk crates under waterfroop cloth in his site in Camp 4.

the Rev and I looked at this pile of pins and biners and slings and rope and positively driveled over it when we had first seen it in Camp 4 earlier that year. He appeared to have used the schtuff, too. A lot!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
A feel-good climbing experience is often just the simple act itself, no strings.

Just yourself and some rocks on the shore somewhere.

Lovers' Point, Pacific Grove, provided me this type of excitement at age twenty-one.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Hay, Teach and neebee...sounds like a law firm.

Here's some restful stuff for a lazy Monday morning when we rise.

Before most of us rise, that is.

The un-focused effect is effective here, and totally random as I was literally shooting in the dark, unable to use the auto focus.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Through a warped window.  Focus that!
Through a warped window. Focus that!
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Inane:
1 : empty , insubstantial 2 : lacking significance, meaning, or point : silly
synonyms see insipid

We covered this topoc earlier, in a vastly different thread, one which went straight to the point, I thought.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1962261&msg=1962261#msg1962261

We do wander a bit here, granted.

But wandering is no the same as drivelling. Hardly.

Maybe we can use this fellow to indicate someone's lost or simply not following, to be more percise.
The wanderin' woodchuck.
The wanderin' woodchuck.
Credit: mouse from merced
It seems like OT Marmot has left the scene, so let's give this vintage hand puppet a big hand. He's the last hand puppet we should ever need on the Taco.

VaguestClimber, where's OT AT now, and is he good, or what?

You didn't take him and dump him on the top of Africa's Summit, I hope?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 9, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
hey there say, mouse... i remember all main trails do have rabbit trails...
neat things can be found, and learned, while on rabbit trails...

getting back to the main trail, before dark, etc, is always good, and then, onward we go, until next few rabbit trails...

:)


not to worry... there is treasures here, abouts...

some stuff may be rabbit trails that i pass-over, as my brain
takes the overpass to the next post on this ol' thread, but, say:
i DO find treasures that way, for sure...

i sure love the merced history stuff, too, by the way, which is
the way by which you traveled quite often in live... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
If the Romans had hung Jesus, would Christians wear little nooses around their necks?

Ya nailed it, bub!


To use His very own words, (and how clever is it to blashpheme in public, really?),"Thou hath said it, prefectly." *

No resurrection insurrections around this province while I am in charge, ya hear?--Pilate after words with Jesus

* Only the words of Jesus and names of posters should righteously appear in boldface, but exceptions seem to rule here, so...do yer thing...it is of little moment, after all, because it's a little tiny world, after all.

But a nice one, all the same.



Read more:
http:www.flamesofhell.phariseeblog.net/fake


edit: While rabbit trails are just side-trips for mice, who are looking for ANYTHING interesting, they do yield treasures on occasion. It's why I bother taking them. My main trial on the trails about MY HOME is that I'm so often alone and as long as I keep a little light on in the back of my muscular brain, shaped like Jesus, knowing it's there is all I need to go places where the Yokuts is afraid and the white man's never been.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 9, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
Isn't this thread about cars? or is it Nationalsozialismus?





jess' assin'
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 9, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Haunted Trail de Balboa Park. Get these gals a rabbit.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Or is it the travelogue thread

A little something that Aravind Rajamanickam threw together

catchy tune - no? That's Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 9, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Now that was some mighty fine bandwith mr z, especially liked the last shot of the cool dude in his shades just before the credits rolled. You can't kick me out; I'm with the band.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2013 - 01:24am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
This guy?

Seriously, this threat is aboud just any old thing under the sun.

But indoor climbing, no; though there may be one or two references by otherwise well-meaning persons, including mice persons like myself.

I drink enough boxed zin lately that it could be a wine commercial in da skies. I could get plenty of endorsements on any old climbing website, but the Taco is especially fertile ground.
Royal and Liz.
Royal and Liz.
Credit: mouse from merced
Atop the Muir, who would drink water if champagne is more apropos? Surely not I. Mr. Robbins seems to be drinking out of a plastic cup. He's finally graduated to the world of BIG-BIG WALLS. BIG WALLS are sissy stuff now. Some prefer port wine to champagne. I'm malleable. I can go with port in a pinch if it's got the right pitch man.
Will 'the real' Will step up, do the right thing, then the left thing?...
Will 'the real' Will step up, do the right thing, then the left thing? It's so cute when you do it...
Credit: GI

Then again, there is lots of material on locals here from Merced. No murals, like in La Jolla, that really stand out, but there are some geniuses working the streets as artists.
Rafilo and the DJ.
Rafilo and the DJ.
Credit: mouse from merced

And there are non-geniuses who have just plain good heads on their shoulders. Like Skip, shown here at an unguarded moment; but candidly, even Skip sometimes has wrong-headed notions. But he bought me a coffee the other day, so it's all fine and dandy.
Skip Johnson.
Skip Johnson.
Credit: mouse from merced


I'm not a fan of games in everyday life, except for Risk and of course, Scrabble. They have limited appeal, however. No one likes getting their asses handed to them in a game. I'm very lucky, usually, at Risk and pink is my color, nine is my number. Nine armies in India, nine in Norhtern Europe. I'm attacking Kamchatka from Alaska with three dies.
It kills me that more people don't care for risk in their daily lives. These are called dull boys and homebodies. I see few around the Taco.
"I'm playing 'BOONDOCKS' for 97 points."
They are playing catch-up.  Good luck, suckahs!
They are playing catch-up. Good luck, suckahs!
Credit: mouse from merced

Or it could be about HARD HARD MEN and EVEN HARDER CLIMBS. But I forgot to pay my free climbing dues and need new soles on the Fires. So that will have to wait.
Willhands.  Seriously, it's Mister Whillans, unless he says, "Call me ...
Willhands. Seriously, it's Mister Whillans, unless he says, "Call me Don, mate."
Credit: GI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2013 - 01:36am PT
Or eKat could be correct.

Inanity reigns in the most unlikely places.

Flames appear there, too, so here's a little can of Nine Lives cooked on the open grill, or the musical equivalent.

Not that it's pure tat. There's some good stuff, too. But beware, cats are deceitful and love to play with their food.



Groucho's hundred-dollar word for today is "Irrepressible."

It's magic. Use it next time you try to impress the opposite sex. Say "I'm irrepressible when it comes to so & so." You'll be surprised what can happen next...

Rabbits come out of a hat and do tricks for you. Now that's impressive and just try to repress a rabbit.

"You feelin' lucky, punk? Go ahead, make my day." This phrase caused a male rabbit to laugh so hard he never stopped and never sired another kit, or whatever a baby rabbit's called. A Ripley Tale, believe me now...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:27am PT
My Granchile Did That, This and a 'nother Thing


Fee, fie, faux, fum.

Noah carved me an extra thumb.

Fie, six, disseminate.

He made this one sharp and straight.

Nine, ten, lebben, twell,

He had a fish on, ran like hell.

Thirteen inches or I'm a dang liar.

Put him on this spit you carved.

We'll build a little fire.

It's what skateboard riders call a "fakie."
It's what skateboard riders call a "fakie."
Credit: mouse from merced
What do you get when you have a box of dead worms, One?  A bunch of da...
What do you get when you have a box of dead worms, One? A bunch of dang flies, A!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
First timer. Never used a live worm to bait fish.
Credit: mouse from merced
How many for three bucks?
No, Noah!  That's not what I meant when I told you to think like a fis...
No, Noah! That's not what I meant when I told you to think like a fish.
Credit: mouse from merced
That is a genuine, hand-raised A-1 Bait Shop African on the hook, or o...
That is a genuine, hand-raised A-1 Bait Shop African on the hook, or one half of one... Accept no subs! Catch more and bigger fish! Get yur name in the record book! Take it to Ron's Taxidermy and tell him to stuff this fish!
Credit: mouse from merced
Two hands for beginners.
Where's my knife at?
Where's my knife at?
Credit: mouse from merced
AT LEAST twelve inches, maybe thirteen, even!
AT LEAST twelve inches, maybe thirteen, even!
Credit: mouse from merced
Look at the size, bro!
Look at the size, bro!
Credit: mouse from merced
Dear diary, Today I caught my first fish.  I did what I was coached to...
Dear diary, Today I caught my first fish. I did what I was coached to do. I even thought like a fish. But it was luck. I was off in the woods with Grampy B. and then Dad started yelling, we ran, he gave me the pole and I landed it. Jake got skunked.
Credit: mouse from merced
That's my boy!  The pen's mighty, que no?
That's my boy! The pen's mighty, que no?
Credit: mouse from merced
Proud Papa Scott.

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