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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Let there be Light.
Let there be Light.
Credit: mouse from merced
Coors Light, Bud Light, Keystone and Miller. It's gonna be a hot day, maybe even "killer."
7:08 a.m.  Wildfire sky.
7:08 a.m. Wildfire sky.
Credit: mouse from merced
7:10 a.m.
7:10 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Streakin'.
Streakin'.
Credit: mouse from merced
On Thompson Peak looking at Nevada.  *sigh*
On Thompson Peak looking at Nevada. *sigh*
Credit: mouse from merced
Yeah, baby! Gimme some cooool mountain air. T'ell with all this gosh-darn smoke in our hair!
Credit: mouse from merced
I believe I'll go have an omelet at the Cinema.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 12, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
See your two. Raise you six. In fact, I'm tossing it all in.

Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
And the coloured girls go. Doo do doo do doo do do doo.

Credit: Little Joe
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Always thought it went like

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.

But Dyland canna be wronged.

To his fan club I once belonged.

But it seems he once was out-songed.

By three stooges and a mouse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thjnNEBt9pk
Hey say there Moe, I can't remember the words to "Nora."
Hey say there Moe, I can't remember the words to "Nora."
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Oh no, it was taken (without credit no less) right off the internet.

Probably some wrong information and a photoshopped image. Everybody must get sto ... er ... everybody knows it was tambourine Man!




OT: Could you take that camera of yours and head over to Mammoth and find Matt for us all. That other thread is starting to hog all the bandwidth.

What is bandwidth you ask?

It's about like so.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
And in the spirit of building a better mouse trap (but who would want to trap a mouse?).

Not Green Fried Tomatoes


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
That LOOKS like band length.

The Merced HS Marching 100 was nearly 4/5 of a mile long lying down stretched out and with their respective instruments between each student.

There are two more high schools, make that three--I forgot the newest, El Capitan Redux--in tne area and the size of the Marching 100 has dwindled considerably. At one time in the seventies, the student population of Merced High was the largest in the STate. BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

Of course they included the baton twirlers. Not sure about the letter-carriers, but likely.
Here, you forgot this thing!
Here, you forgot this thing!
Credit: GI
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!
Forgive the boo-boo-boo-boo-boo.
Credit: GI
Drill, drill, drill.
Drool, drool, drool.
School. School. School.
Drivel dravel, Muzzy Brown.
Time to head back into town.
Ellll Cap! Yay!

What's the prize for fifth place in the US twirling competition? You lose your first joint of the non-twirling hand's thumb. It's hard-core at the national level, man. You don't want to hear about fourth place finishers, many of whom turn to orb-searching, for some reason, when their careers end so abruptly.

Most races employ longer batons than we are accustomed to in the USA and Canada.

Next up from The Gym Coach, Noah Fingers: Rhythmic Ribbons, Salsa Style.


Instructions on how to measure for a twirling baton.

1. Find a tape measure. Common tape measures used in sewing or dress making will suffice.

2. Have the twirler stand in front of you. Tell her to extend one arm. The arm should be parallel to the floor. When at the right position, her arm and body should form a 90-degree angle.

3. Place the tape measure at the base of the twirler's neck. Tell her to hold the tape measure while you unroll the tape measure down to the end of her middle finger. Note the measurement in inches and write it down.

4. Visit a store that sells batons. Try sporting goods or specialty stores to find a wide range of baton brands from which to choose. A wide selection can help you pick a quality baton.

5. Use the measurement to select a baton of the same size. Batons are available in inch-lengths* and should correspond to your measurement. Choose a baton that is one size above your measurement if you find that the measurement falls between the standard baton inch-lengths.

6. Purchase the baton.**

*There are places to acquire batons which are made in half-inch increments, so don't believe EVERY little thing Coach Fingers says.

**But only if you want to. no pressure. You can go back to your piccolo and twirl that, too. It's a specialty of the Marching 45's wind section, all seven or eight of them. And preferably from a dealer in Baton Rouge, LA, home of the Red STick Ale brewing company, if you can afford the postage.
http://untappd.com/RedstickBrewmasters

This is slightly more relevant than the My Pretty Pony thread, wouldn't you agree?


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Battin' cleanup, Baton Rouge! As long as it tastes and looks good and doesn't leave a red stain on your hands, it's ok buy me. On the other hand, could be a badge of courage.

-Panamint Red




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Anty matter in liquid form, known as Antic Frantic in the black market...
Anty matter in liquid form, known as Antic Frantic in the black market drug trade--it's super-meth...Norris bankrolled the research, ya know.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Gosh, don't ya love the Net, WW?
[Insert Wilder here.]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
]The notoriously hard-to-control Palm Beach Baton.

Credit: mouse from merced
The delicate shaft known as the Flagpole Baton.

The opposite ends are the same, naturally. These photos are too long when the whole length is shown.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Keep The Flames Alive!

zBrown gave a nod to Ed Big Daddy Roth a page or so back. One of the greatest American artists of the 20th century who barely made it into the 21st (died in 2001).

Surely an honorary member of Da Flames

bandwidth or is it band with?
bandwidth or is it band with?
Credit: B Width
Stopping Chicago Peace Demonstators
Stopping Chicago Peace Demonstators
Credit: P Snick
As is life
As is life
Credit: E Phemeral
for Zbrown
for Zbrown
Credit: C Post
as close to a mouse and flames as I could exptrapolate. Don't ask.
as close to a mouse and flames as I could exptrapolate. Don't ask.
Credit: R Fink
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
An early laser-pointing experiment by the military gone horribly wrong...
An early laser-pointing experiment by the military gone horribly wrong. The entire population of a nursing home and many in the adjacent roadways were turned into FLAMBE. A crew member spilled his Bubble-Up into the firebox. The aircraft disintegrated.
Credit: USAF
This ALSO happened at Beale AFB, but they managed to keep it quiet. It was a foggy day.

I heard the co-pilot was "reading" a copy of Playboy and didn't hear commands being issued in time to respond.

"Huh? What? Oh, shi..." or something like it.

And that was known as the Rat Fink Cover-UP. For some reason, all crew members woke up naked in a field outside of Moroni, UT.

Heads were scratched, behive it or not.

Meanwhile, on the Salton Sea, a giant biscuit resembling the Rat Fink was discovered that same evening. It was covered with mold resembling good quality duck down, but smelled awfully fishy, like it does, only worse by far. The discoverer, a desert prospector, came down with a fever.

Since the military was so paranoid, they sent a man down there and he came away scratching his head, but no fever was reported. There was cause to think the incidents were related. For some reason, the names of the two separate capers were confused (likely because of the time frame) and just reported under the Case Name, Rat Fink. They had to cover up the fliers from the first incident, too, since they had no flight suits any longer. With the loss of the plane, the experimental laser, the flight suits, and all the going and coming, the expense was ginormous. Of course it was all well-concealed for many years.

I got this poop from Johnny Feaver just yesterday evening at the 9/11 parade.
The John in front of the Sushi Outlet "Down On Main STreet."
The John in front of the Sushi Outlet "Down On Main STreet."
Credit: mouse from merced
It's kinda unbelievable. And I am very gullible. So take it or leave it.

I seldom recommended a duck down sleeping bag. When you do duck down in a duck down bag when a bear comes along, they just love the smell and won't go away.

Always go with a good goose. But TT knows all this. He's trained to recognize quality down, surely.

Peace. Down & out.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 11:25pm PT


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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Whaal! (you probably saw this coming). I met Big Daddy at the car show in Balboa Park at the end of the 1950's.

Sure wish I would have hung onto that weirdo shirt.

BTW: Did anyone ever explain to you just exactly how a Hell's Angel attained his red wings?






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Composting reminds me of dairy air.

Credit: mouse from merced


Prayer of Saint Cowlumbine.

Our fodder, which art in the manger, silage be thy name. Thy milk truck come, at rise of sun, over earth and parts of heaven. Give us this day our daily cud, and forgive us our methane, as we forgive those pass tresses in our pastures of plenty, and deliver us from lassos. Amen.

The cow path to a better future with more cowbell.
The cow path to a better future with more cowbell.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 12, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Is an Electric Cat a skin job?
Does a one-eyed eyeball never cry?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Betty, darlin', give us a little a digital manip and a Keystone, babe?
Betty, darlin', give us a little a digital manip and a Keystone, babe?
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 07:11am PT
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Do it yourself, Barney. And we're out of beer. You'll have to wheel over to the store.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 09:20am PT
IF you were so inclined, uke could climb or just do it all day with this in your headphones/head-space.


Enough of this drivel. Let's get on to the real climbing.--Johnsal

Please practice this, TT, otay? Maybe with a couple of new verses from me it will go viral.

Hear you to da Facelift, eh?
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