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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:26am PT
Coach Gabe Mendonsa, or more like it, Mister Mendonsa, sir.  From my t...
Coach Gabe Mendonsa, or more like it, Mister Mendonsa, sir. From my time at Merced High. Cool guy. He didn't throw his weight around like Coach Demro, who DID have a gut. Mr. Mendonsa had pride.
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The Trammps.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:46am PT
the very dead center is our house on Maryal Drive in Sacto, just a mil...
the very dead center is our house on Maryal Drive in Sacto, just a mile from the Fitch Way house. I lived here from the time I was five until twelve. It is now fifteen to twelve.
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That's eerie.

No, that's Del Paso Creek where the obvious tree line runs behind our back fence.

"Subdivide and conquer."--Fifties fallacy, but Watt's a Boomer to do?

Move a third of a mile from Watt Avenue, thus ensuring the car pool's integrity. One third of a mile in two minutes on my bike going to school each morning. BELIEVE IT! I was practicing for a bicycling merit badge. Traffic safety crossing guard. Altar boy. Fishing over on the American. Runs to the Castaic Mkt., or Stop 'n' Shop. Bermingham kids had to be Mobile.

I think we just did that one.

And Travelin' Man, On the Road Again by the Canneda Heht, and maybe I ought to forget it...

Let's go fishing instead.


Never heard of a Young Wing, either.
Never heard of a Young Wing, either.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 03:38am PT


Sometimes it's a burden being young.

Later on, it's a Burdon being young.

I find Young to be no burden.

Neither man can be replaced.

I don't remember everything.

But the sun sets out west for every one of us.

Catch and release me, Lord.

And keep your big hands damp, please.



I don't see my reflection there.  I know, I know, ""I wasn't not there...
I don't see my reflection there. I know, I know, ""I wasn't not there, though. I was just fakin' not bein' there.""
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 03:39am PT
Snelling, California.
Snelling, California.
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Water. The source of wine, probably the source of the Yellow Knight's courage at the bridge.

"All right, we'll call it a draw."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
I'm Having All the Excitement I Can Stand

I punched in at nine,
weigh 179
and have led 5.9
many a time,
and still like to climb,
but thatís not often.

Iím here early today.
And itís Saturday.
I should be gone away
to yosemitay
were I not wriing,

But instead
Iím sitting bad-rhyming,
jerking off about climbing,
and typing the day away.
Without pay

But then
If I were out climbing
I might be wishing
I were fishing,
my wet feet squishing,
with a great-big large trout
in my creel.

Iíd feel
very much better
if my feet were a bit wetter
not penning this letter
but that might could be
way far too real.

If I
were that diving duck
I wouldnít give a f*#k
I wouldnít spend a buck
trying to be someone
Iím not.

But if
I couldnít climb
And had just to sit here and rhyme
I would surely find time
to think about forty-nine
different ways to die.

And then
I would pick
the one likeliest to click
take hold of my stick
and kiss my old ass
goodbye.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Tales from the Bookstore, brought to you by Barns and Silo's new Yosem...
Tales from the Bookstore, brought to you by Barns and Silo's new Yosemite Dave Berry novel, 'Your Other West Face,' by Linda Eade.
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The Bishopric Tales

There once was a bishop named Urban
What he did to his flock was disturbiní
He buggered the boys
But they made too much noise
He traded his miter for a turban.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Miss Jean.
Miss Jean.
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Miss Alyssa.
Miss Alyssa.
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Brody (Urban Dictionary):

Verb*

To cause a vehicle to drift in circles by causing the tires to break loose(lose traction), works extremely well on a snow covered empty parking lot. Can be accomplished with a rear wheel drive car going forward or a front wheel drive car in reverse. Old Skool term.

* Re 'verb.'
Imagine,if you can and are old enough, a set of re-verb speakers behind the back seats on the window ledge and a real reel-to-reel tape deck mounted on the dash, slow-cruising down the road to the Cookie from Foresta in a blue and white 1957 Chevy Sport Coupe, the windows rolled down, and listening to Jan and Dean or Dick Dale, and, knowing absolutely nothing about climbing other than rapping, you cruise blithely by the Vendetta and the Cleft and the Enigma and go swimming at the Cascades instead: it could be worse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boglqJRecOk
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Three hours four minutes.  Old route on Colorado Blvd., add whatever.....
Three hours four minutes. Old route on Colorado Blvd., add whatever...not to mention driving time to pick up the gang.
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Two hours four minutes.  but I've never taken this ride.  Hah!
Two hours four minutes. but I've never taken this ride. Hah!
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One hour twenty-eight minutes.  Depending on the Ferguson Slide Bridge...
One hour twenty-eight minutes. Depending on the Ferguson Slide Bridge, stopping to gawk, and the slow-pokes.
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Two hours fifteen minutes.  Two or less in Jim's BMW.
Two hours fifteen minutes. Two or less in Jim's BMW.
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Four hours forty-four minutes.  Not realistic.  Potty breaks and coffe...
Four hours forty-four minutes. Not realistic. Potty breaks and coffee and gas. And bitd a 55 mph speed limit.
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Something to think about, zEinstein.

Time and distance/distant times.

"The end of Yosemite" at Arboleda.
"The end of Yosemite" at Arboleda.
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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 14, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 01:40am PT
Brrrr...vBruce....reverrrrrbbbb vbruuuuce...

With yer no-post windows rolled down and loud cheering coming from yer radio.
Electricity.

Without water where would it be?

Eeeeeeeeee-lec-tri-ci-tyyy.

But what about after that? I said,
So what about after that?

Spectacular day today even if
Metallica came with...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 02:28am PT


Not the Real McCoy

Mariposaís not West Virginny, O!
Although it really seems to want to be,
Unfortunately-y-y...
It lacks the right orogeny
It still has a ways to go-o-o!


A Visit to Hatfield S.R.A.

On the banks of the old Merced
Way downstream from there
The wheat men were heard to have said,
"Get these miner out of our hair."

Farming and mining
Like singing and miming
Don't go together

"Frack that sh#t and spread it on the crops."
--Mary Poser, in her cups one night at the Magnolia Saloon, opining on the history between the counties of Merced & Mariposa

In the words of Mr. Natural, "It don't mean sh#t."

In the long run, nobody will be here to remember.

Only the hills; and their memories are short, but compared to what is that into which I'd best not go.

Like Fresno.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 15, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
After watching Eric above, I'm wondering if he should maybe pick up the Wild Animals for his backup like Dick Dale used to do.

Might give him an energy boost, though maybe he prefers Ensure.

In any event, he sang about being young when he was, so keeping like things grouped with likes, shouldn't he be singing about that Old Man River?

You don't find Aretha still demanding Respect now do you?


Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Sep 15, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Has anyone seen Mama Cass?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Two goofy-looking rednecks.  So glad not to be Canuckians.
Two goofy-looking rednecks. So glad not to be Canuckians.
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U.S. dollars on the ceiling.
U.S. dollars on the ceiling.
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Ya might could be a reading radish, too, were this Sesame STreet and n...
Ya might could be a reading radish, too, were this Sesame STreet and not the Taco.
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Lots of brown-necked rednecks in California.  Chula Vista's still part...
Lots of brown-necked rednecks in California. Chula Vista's still part of the state. I know about the secession movemiento. Move to Texas with that crap.
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Word for the day could be vituperation, or in Mexican, vituperio, or in Canadian, bitterness and abusiveness in expressing oneself.

I'm just bummed not to be out in the hills, still. We had such a good time and BOTH of us appreciated the break, especially because we were armed!
Shooting the moon.  Better lead it a lot more, man.
Shooting the moon. Better lead it a lot more, man.
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Guns 'n' Roses AND Metallica!
Guns 'n' Roses AND Metallica!
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But hardly dangerous. C'mon, you know me...
The drop.  I got it.
The drop. I got it.
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It all comes together some days.
It all comes together some days.
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Say yay there!
Say yay there!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
I have the Eagles' word for it that they had Elliot Stew for dinner la...
I have the Eagles' word for it that they had Elliot Stew for dinner last night!
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Trust me.  Hey, I trust in the Eagles...but only every other day, real...
Trust me. Hey, I trust in the Eagles...but only every other day, really. They tend to be flighty and have been know to eat rodents.
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Above the Merced River from above.  No doves were seen, nor no dives n...
Above the Merced River from above. No doves were seen, nor no dives neither. Just this boring soaring.
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We shot at no Byrds, either.

And it's not legal to shoot within 500' of utility poles, according to Geo LaF. Cuz bad sh#t happens when we do.

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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 15, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
phantom x
Why? Is she missing?
If so, did she have any metalon her person, like an ax?

mfm
Have you ever considered teaming up with Mary Tyler Moore to become

mfmmtm? (I believe Dick VD is still missing, so he's not gonna mind).

As we used to say down in Lucky Towne - LSMFT.



Has anyone seen Diana, Coleen, Cindy or Jo-Ann?

Why didn't anyone see firing away from the perch he worked diligently to get up to? Illegal maybe?

Can a photonic relationship with ants and mosquitos be lasting.

Probably, until death do us a part.











mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
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"It was always Dennis who was the manliest among us."--from the interview

"Who is Millis?"--Steve Grossman

And the real reason we were on the road yesterday, Old Man Merced.
Bagby, looking upstream.
Bagby, looking upstream.
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View upstream from the south bank.
View upstream from the south bank.
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We are now using this recreation site.  It is a seven dollar use fee p...
We are now using this recreation site. It is a seven dollar use fee per day, with an Iron Ranger to administrate this. We bartered for trash pick-up.
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To Coulterville.  Otay!!!!
To Coulterville. Otay!!!!
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Bagby Bridge, as it is played today, is harder to master than the old ...
Bagby Bridge, as it is played today, is harder to master than the old style, even though it only has one deck. for example, "One no Trump, raise a Simon Cowell." How can you do this with only 52 cards? It's counter-intuitive.
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My curiosity has been satisfied about the drought conditions. Well, you can see for yourselves how low Lake McClure has become.

There is more than one reason behind the massive demonstration of demolition being displayed by the damned Rim Fire, but this is a primary one: lack of moisture in the area in general.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
C-L-A-S-S, you got to give me another glass...I dropped that one, don'...
C-L-A-S-S, you got to give me another glass...I dropped that one, don't cut yourself...I'll do that, baby.--Yung Aretha
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And for my next number, I'm gonna do the Noah bit by my pal Bill Cosby...
And for my next number, I'm gonna do the Noah bit by my pal Bill Cosby. "Right."
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In the Magnolia, sugar, in the Jeffrey Hotel, Coulterville.
In the Magnolia, sugar, in the Jeffrey Hotel, Coulterville.
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Some places in Mariposa you need a Jumpin' Willys in four-wheel drive.
Mariposa County, Fremont Grant.
Mariposa County, Fremont Grant.
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John?  Don't know Jack.
John? Don't know Jack.
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Old Fart at play at Fort Fremont.  Fort Getaboutit, Fortmental!
Old Fart at play at Fort Fremont. Fort Getaboutit, Fortmental!
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It's "Say hey sayonara, Mr. Miyagi," if you fall over backwards, Georg...
It's "Say hey sayonara, Mr. Miyagi," if you fall over backwards, George!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Dry land swim time.  All swim.  Half-an-hour.  Hey, it's a ghost town,...
Dry land swim time. All swim. Half-an-hour. Hey, it's a ghost town, it's ghost water. Tell it to MID.
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I did the shimmy shimmy
Then I did the twist
Now I do the swim
And you spell it like this
S-W-I-M

Come on, baby, take a chance
Losers drown and winners dance

We're doing the S-W-I-M, whoa
--Bobby Freeman, 1964

Unconfirmed photo evidence of "Hopsquatch's" ability to walk on water.
Unconfirmed photo evidence of "Hopsquatch's" ability to walk on water.
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Hopsquatch alert!
Unconfirmed, probably damned to hell, despite baptism, "Hopsquatch" ra...
Unconfirmed, probably damned to hell, despite baptism, "Hopsquatch" races out of camera range.
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Down on Main STream, Mouse has refused to wash Pat's car and must pay ...
Down on Main STream, Mouse has refused to wash Pat's car and must pay with extra drill for his morital sin...
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
"The time is four o'clock and twenty minutes, exactly."--one lady who ...
"The time is four o'clock and twenty minutes, exactly."--one lady who actually knew the answer to life's most-asked question (RIP)
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The Time Lady on the Telephone pretty much as I imagined her as a kid ...
The Time Lady on the Telephone pretty much as I imagined her as a kid in the fifties.
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"I baptize thee Mickey," saith Mouse.  "You taste like sh#t, but you h...
"I baptize thee Mickey," saith Mouse. "You taste like sh#t, but you hit like a man!"
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Baby Mickey.  Big for his age.  Forty oz.
Baby Mickey. Big for his age. Forty oz.
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If you're vewwy, vewwy stiw and quiet, you can heah the wippwing water wolling down MY WEG!!!"

Shade's nice.  Quite a large parasol we have here, Monsieur Nestspa.  ...
Shade's nice. Quite a large parasol we have here, Monsieur Nestspa. I hear they're larger in France? The bridges, I mean...
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An RV on the span.
An RV on the span.
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Notice the wear pattern on the pillar?  Gets windy down in the canyon.
Notice the wear pattern on the pillar? Gets windy down in the canyon.
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A marker, totally hangin' out with no job, no prospects.  Lots in comm...
A marker, totally hangin' out with no job, no prospects. Lots in common with many of us on the Taco.
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Pillars of society. Notice the cruddy dried mud on this one?

Sowwy, campers. It's weawy spiders' webs.
It's not muck.  It's not really cruddy at all.
It's not muck. It's not really cruddy at all.
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