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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Oh, God, I was always a total mess. I hate climbers like Royal Robbins who are so superior. He doesnít mean to be, he just is. Heís methodic, scientific, capable, and so competent it makes me envious. I was climbing with some hotshot Brit in Yosemite once, and he said, "My God, Harding, you canít do anything!" I said, "I know, but I can do it forever."
--Worn Hard
Now I could qualify to collect a climbing grant, except I can't.
Now I could qualify to collect a climbing grant, except I can't.
Credit: mouse from merced

Five bucks at Miranda's Thrif Shop.
Five bucks at Miranda's Thrif Shop.
Credit: mouse from merced
Terry Drinkwater was the CBS correspondent who was sent to Yosemite Valley and took rooms in the Lodge while reporting on Harding's and Caldwell's Dawn Wall epic farce. T.D. received a Masters Degree from UC Berkeley.

Correspondent Drinkwater was also an anchorman for the West Coast edit...
Correspondent Drinkwater was also an anchorman for the West Coast editions of the CBS Evening News, reporting on events that occurred since the original East Coast version with Uncle Walter was taped.
Credit: mouse from merced

Like Millis, who was engaged by the CBS affiliate in LA, KCBS, to explain rock climbing as practiced by our ascensionists, Correspondent Drinkwater died after long bouts with cancer.

It's the turth and the turth hurts.

Heading out to the footies in a few.

Adieu.

Don't post drunk tonight. There's a bad moon a-risin'.
Reel-to-reel tapes.  What will they think of next?  PAs, EBs, Kronnies...
Reel-to-reel tapes. What will they think of next? PAs, EBs, Kronnies weren't good enough either.
Credit: mouse from merced
People on the River Road are happy to live there.

If I were a diving duck, and the river were whisky, I'd be in Canada and the subjunctive were'd not be a problem.

I'd dive to the bottom and never come up.

Except the chances are fifty-fity that the river's whiskey, too, so I might could have a problem.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Famous Flames at about 1:17:12 in the 1964 T.A.M.I show.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=539369&tn=14540#msg2225595
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
All my problems are likely solved.

The formula is quite uninvolved.

All my problems = sh#t in a lump.

I can relieve myself by taking a dump.

Dump da da dump dump,

Doo doo!

Thanks lots for the inspiration.

I have no more constipation.

--Hannah the Barbarian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuPx_oha4fQ

Don't squeeze if you don't have to.
Don't squeeze if you don't have to.
Credit: GI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 12:58am PT
"Bubba-Gump Feather Company." <br/>
"Bubba-Gump Feather Company."

Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 01:01am PT
"First the sky, now this, and this isn't even the frickin' road."--Chi...
"First the sky, now this, and this isn't even the frickin' road."--Chicken "Tuna" Little
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Yo say there, neebee.  Join me in a yogi-yurt?  We're doing Dutch, cho...
Yo say there, neebee. Join me in a yogi-yurt? We're doing Dutch, chocolate, that is. Or coffee's good, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bret Harte used to publish in the Sonora Union Democrat under the nom de name Grapeheart McNutt. They let him go cuz they had too many issues with him.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Fitch Way and La Sierra Blvd., Sacramentoon.  Our house was the one in...
Fitch Way and La Sierra Blvd., Sacramentoon. Our house was the one in the center with the reddish roof and the pool. I remmember too-too, there wasn't a swimming pool. We left here for delights of Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced

I'm going out to Bagby tomorrow. I better be ready. I'm half in the bag now! Bye!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 01:38am PT
I'm only diddling you about going to bed...it's barely even early late...
I'm only diddling you about going to bed...it's barely even early late.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's Friday Night Boxing for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

St. Louis vs. Louisville.

Spink Doc vs. the Greatest.

My jaw! It dropped so hard when Ali got decisioned that I thought I'd gotten my bell rung.


In February 1978, Ali faced Leon Spinks, who had a 6--0--1 record going into their first fight at the Superdome in New Orleans, and lost the title by unanimous decision. Ali later won against Spinks by unanimous decision in their rematch eight months later, making him the first heavyweight champion to win the belt three times. Following this win, on July 27, 1979, Ali announced his retirement from boxing. His retirement was short-lived, however, after Ali announced his comeback to face Larry Holmes for the WBA belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship an unprecedented fourth time. It was around this time that Ali started struggling with vocal stutters and trembling hands.[27] Ali's rapid decline caused concern and Ali checked himself into the Mayo Clinic for checkup, later declaring him fit to fight. Ali fought against Holmes on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas with Holmes easily dominating the weakened Ali, who had taken thyroid medication to lose weight though the medication left him visibly tired and short of breath. Ali's trainer Angelo Dundee stopped the fight in the eleventh round, citing the only Ali fight in which the boxer lost by knockout.

I have two cents and this is all.
Ali could have won this had he not covered up so much in R3. Just after I had been thinking this for the last two minutes till the bell ending the round, the broadcast announcer said basically the same thing, that he would not win if he did not throw more punches.

"R-3."

"Ringo!"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 02:16am PT


Byrd, Terry, Keels, jBrown?

'sfunky!

I have just enuf fingers.

Okey, one, two, three, fo', the drummer!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced

The Trammps.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Credit: mouse from merced





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.""
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 03:39am PT
Snelling, California.
Snelling, California.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced

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.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Miss Jean.
Miss Jean.
Credit: mouse from merced
Miss Alyssa.
Miss Alyssa.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Credit: mouse from merced
Two hours four minutes.  but I've never taken this ride.  Hah!
Two hours four minutes. but I've never taken this ride. Hah!
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Credit: mouse from merced
Two hours fifteen minutes.  Two or less in Jim's BMW.
Two hours fifteen minutes. Two or less in Jim's BMW.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Credit: mouse from merced
Something to think about, zEinstein.

Time and distance/distant times.

"The end of Yosemite" at Arboleda.
"The end of Yosemite" at Arboleda.
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
Topic Author's Reply - 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.
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