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splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 11, 2013 - 08:12am PT
Two Cents for what album I'm listening to.

where it all began, and it don't get mo'better than this...


edit: so did i win the 2 cents or not. like they say, a penny earned is a penny save. no wait, its a penny saved is a penny earned. not that i'm a penny piincher or anything remotely similar. but i do expect ya to pay up if i got the right "album". i know i got the right song.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 09:24am PT
7:09 a.m. 10/11/13.   Be thankful it's Friday.  Enjoy your fish dinner...
7:09 a.m. 10/11/13. Be thankful it's Friday. Enjoy your fish dinner. May the sandhill cranes of contentedness fly up your family nose.
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http://www.eapoe.org/balt/poegrave.htm
The narrator chains Fortunato to the wall, then begins to close
Fortunato in the hole by filling in the opening with bricks.
When he has one brick left, he psychologically tortures
Fortunato until he begs for mercy.


The other side of that being the Far Side with a burr-headed
kid pulling wings off flies.
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Or maybe like this strung-out bunch of sandhill cranes
flying parallel to BERT CRANE ROAD
near the KESTERTON REFUGE, mentioned yesterday in connection with the poeneers of Catheys Valley.
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 11, 2013 - 09:45am PT


...goes well with cranes flying...and dancing...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 10:31am PT
The sign said, "No showing off on bridge."  I wish they wouldn't put i...
The sign said, "No showing off on bridge." I wish they wouldn't put ideas in my head like that.
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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 11, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Thanks. Hell (or maybe Heaven) yes.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
My life in hell was going to work at a plant that made steel barrels and threatened to deafen me so they gave out free ear plugs.

Thought about suicide.

Rally depressing failing with a grin.

Pulling six to four and out the door.

Ten long years.

Quite a few beers.

Fifty-five, stay alive.

How many quarts in a drum?

It figures out to four qts/gal times fifty-five = 220 qts.

Two twenty.

Two twenties make forty.

That's not just an odd figure, manner of figuring...

Even I know that.

It used to be forty cents would buy something.


Now I'm sixty-five. It don't buy shite.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Inspired by Jim Brennan's post on the LeVON Helms Appreciation Thread...

Something for LL LL to practice.

"Is practice fun?", I asked my mus music teacher.

"It is, if you believe in the theory, but I'm no Steinway, just a simple mouse."


Guranteed. Blues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAXl05eH0Kk

Dare I say the cranes were uplifting?

F-Yeah! After the owner of the land, Billy Grissom, told me that they were not geese, as I had assumed, being BLINDER in my "GOOD eYe" now than in my "BAD EyE."

BG was after me on this lonesome stretch on Dan Murphy.
Bang-bang, shoot-shoot.   Happy NOW?  You could have put someone's eye...
Bang-bang, shoot-shoot. Happy NOW? You could have put someone's eye out with that fockin' group!
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Blues moon.
Blues moon.
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But cheer up, clown.

Doctor Crane is here.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Quien es mas macho? Fernando of the Llamas or Ricardo Mantelban?
Smile, you're on Supertopo.
Smile, you're on Supertopo.
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Es decir, "Sonríe, estás en supertopo."
We be smilin', Jack.  And we speaka da English.
We be smilin', Jack. And we speaka da English.
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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 12, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Flames related. After my brother's house burned up (or down, depending on how you view it), he rented the house previously occupied by Llamas the Younger out at Point Dume. Long story short, we ended up with his bed. I've wondered from time to time, where he slept thereafter. It was a nice pad, Barbie Streisand lived right down the street. I still have the key to the private beach.


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
But does the key still work?
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Could this be the end of the Walking Blues?

The beginning of the Driving Into the Sun Blues?
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Here is my "shooting blind."  For shooting the blind.
Here is my "shooting blind." For shooting the blind.
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Everybody gets the Driving Into the Sun blues. Sunset or sundown.

These were taken this morning, no construction going on at the Highway 140 overpass at the BNSF track heading to Planada. I took advantage of that and am guilty of climbing a Class I route, as well. Shoot me. It's what I climbed today, but it's not worthy to go on that thread.

I liked the guy toking up, but decided to leave his shot out. Tact. And you know how it could go.

Which brings to mind that I forgot to mention why Mr. Billy Grissom was out and about on his HUGE ranch the other night when I was out his way shooting cranes with my camera. It seems one of his cowboys saw my red car near the bank of Bear Creek where Billy had found over 1,000 plants. He phoned Billy on his cell and Billy found me, looking to take down the license number of the Red Roadent.

All I needed to do was to show my camera and he breathed easier. He had rolled up beside me in his Big Huge Pickup. He's the one who took me to where I could shoot the cranes on his land. He was the soul of hospitality.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
All the way to the bottom.

Class I.

Unroped?

And smoking a cigar, too!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2013 - 04:05am PT
911: Is this an emergent see?
Bishop STanislaus: Yes, it is, God help us. This gent fell into my see, see? It's along the Vlatava River. Oh, and his name, I believe, is Professor Morris Kowalski, from Prague.
911: Are you in Prague? Across the sea?
Bish STan: Yes.
911: Then ask God to help you, this is Detroit-on-the-St. Lawrence Seaway.
Bish STan: I meant his name is Mitch Ryder. Will that help?
911: In that case, put on a CD of Mitch Ryder, listen to CC Rider, and boogie till the body rises. Can't help ya, Padre.



This is for the Fish Finder who finds that I make him dizzy!

There's a joke in there about leader line. It's probably knot-funny.

It's true that tie-dyed leaders never catch fish.

Equally true that tie-dyed belayers seldom have to catch the CosmicCragsman.

He's a fish of a different color, swimming in the deep blue at the moment.

Thinking of Dwain, RIGHT NOW!

He's probably sleeping, dreaming of dwainbow-colored parrots.

I, on the other hand, can't sleep no more.

That's what Supertopo's for.

Spinnin' like a Mepps lure.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2013 - 03:08pm PT




"Baby, I believe you look like an angel now more than ever."   "I'm ju...
"Baby, I believe you look like an angel now more than ever." "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, Honey."
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
For that fix, if you are mad, depressed, and bummed about the Park shut-down.

http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/high-sierra

I'm taking a Brown Peak bag up Pinoche Peak tomorrow, even if the creek rises.

Later days.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Le Mousie Si, La Migra No. No?

I was wondering just what Carlos Santana's actual address was there in TJ.

Once I find his address, I'm gonna see if the Streisand beach key fits. It's universal doncha know.



Migra Migra pinche Migra déjame en paz
Migra Migra pinche Migra déjame en paz
Malicia hay en tus ojos desprecio en tu corazón
Malicia hay en tus ojos desprecio en tu corazón
Es hora de reconocer que todos somos una voz
Abraza el concepto venimos de la misma voz
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
People people let's start together let's do it right
People people let's love one another I know we know how
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Me necesitas tú a mi más y más que yo a ti
Migra Migra pinche Migra déjame en paz
People people let's love one another I know we know how




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
It seems I'll be making an alpine start.

Let there be light later, after I've begun my thrash up the inclined plane.

I'm for a snooze.

Then for a cruise.

Leaving ya with this charming Santana/Stones thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOM9hWVeI0o
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2013 - 09:06am PT
A Flame's friend, believe it or not! I love this old guy.

How many lives and pieces of fence posts has it saved in its lifetime?
I'm historic.  I retired long before it became fashionable.  They call...
I'm historic. I retired long before it became fashionable. They call me 236, but I answer to Jimmy.
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I'd like to see Khanom's and Vicky's Hopping Rabbit Farm graced by this feller. Hunter's Valley Hopping Rabbit Organic Fire Suppression Volunteer Unit 236...
Then you'll be just like the Joneses of Catheys Valley.Eggs, veggies, fire truck, etc.
You could decorate it with a string of prayer flags.
"Old 236, comeback."
"Old 236, comeback."
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"Historic" Hunters Valley fire truck, decaying on Henness Ridge. Poor old f*#ker, him and Darryl Tucker: Mariposa's best, both laid to rest.

Darryl used to run one of the machines in the barrel plant with me for a number of years. I heard he died. He lived down on West Whitlock in a place he built himself.

And this one is at the home of the Little Brown Hen on Hornitos Road i...
And this one is at the home of the Little Brown Hen on Hornitos Road in Catheys Valley. It's probably been on several of the same fires as that old boy hidden on Henness.
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A stalwart from the government's stables in LEO-land, Yosemite Village...
A stalwart from the government's stables in LEO-land, Yosemite Village. "We're gonna shut 'em down-ow-own."
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Yeah, it's got full-race cop motor, cop tires, and it's all mine to us...
Yeah, it's got full-race cop motor, cop tires, and it's all mine to use as much as I please. Stupid, aren't they? I'm working on getting a chopper, but it's not gonna happen with the shut-down.
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Two specials for the haiku mistress, eKatSnowmahomiss.
Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, snow what I mean?
Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, snow what I mean?
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Both are on Henness Ridge, fall foliage fallin' on 'em.
And they come in yellow, intenational orange, and maybe pink.
And they come in yellow, intenational orange, and maybe pink.
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Pending falling snow
Here we grow rust, dust, cobwebs.
Shoulda been a plow.

Shoulda been here last winter.  I had it easy, man, partied with the s...
Shoulda been here last winter. I had it easy, man, partied with the squirrels and ravens.
Credit: mouse from merced

Hey, bud, when you live and work in the woods, there are prices to pay...
Hey, bud, when you live and work in the woods, there are prices to pay.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2013 - 09:40am PT


I could go if I could see, dang it!  I still get headaches, too.
I could go if I could see, dang it! I still get headaches, too.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Soom times you'll do better on the train, mate.

Wheels soon be home.

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

Who loves the romance of steam?

The essence of soot?

Unscheduled stops for rocks on the tracks?

A view of the Merced River unequalled by slow-ass, bumpy, dusty stage lines?

You are forgiven.

The standard touron shot for Facebook friends is my enemy.
The standard touron shot for Facebook friends is my enemy.
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I have higher standards.
I have higher standards.
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I feel sh#t on.
I feel sh#t on.
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Mice didn't do this. We are innocent.

Brass Shiner, seek your own inner vision of things in the world, uniqu...
Brass Shiner, seek your own inner vision of things in the world, unique to you only. Then share them, hoard them, or forget them. The choices are many, the way unbounded by steel rails.
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Old Number Six, from way back in the days before CosmicCragsman's camp...
Old Number Six, from way back in the days before CosmicCragsman's campaign against filthy, sooty Windows Vista.
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Feed me!
Feed me!
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Watch your speed, spiders!--Ivor, the Engine Driver
Watch your speed, spiders!--Ivor, the Engine Driver
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"All aboard!"
"All aboard!"
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Gene
Are you still up for Bagby to Briceberg or vice-vesra? Let me know.

This train needs more train pictures, preferably of steam trains.

"'board!"
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 15, 2013 - 12:49pm PT

I'm damn sure I can hear a train coming ...

The Deadly Gentlemen - Angeline the Baker.
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