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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Not in Missouri, but north of Turlock.
Not in Missouri, but north of Turlock.
Credit: mouse from merced

T Hocking

I had to stop and shoot this on J-19 north of Turlock.

There was some cutie named Hannah working there, would you believe?

Of coursen't.

In answer, RR has a form of Parkinson's, according to scuttlebutt. He's aware of the love. It was hard to watch the contrast between him today and him on the West Face of Sentinel when he was very much in his prime.

Looking forward, got plans to travel Hannah-wards any time soon? Please stop in on the way, if you can make the time. I want to introduce you to my pet rock.

Barney Rubble.  Quartzite, Mariposa Co.
Barney Rubble. Quartzite, Mariposa Co.
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 26, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
All this time I thought it was Warren Harding you were looking for. Shoot, I coulda found the other Warren just like



that.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2013 - 02:55am PT
That's low, my bro...

Cool friends.  Mark of Merced and Mouse of Merced.  He's now in Winton...
Cool friends. Mark of Merced and Mouse of Merced. He's now in Winton, though. TOE
Credit: mouse from merced

Twenty.
Twenty.
Credit: mouse from merced
The low-down TOE is in Winton, California, minutes north of Castle Air Museum.

Tuttle progeny, his grandson &#40;Conor?&#41;, just arrived a little b...
Tuttle progeny, his grandson (Conor?), just arrived a little bit ago. Goldline is getting better-known in Oakdale, the Cowboy Capital.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2013 - 06:17am PT
Black and white.

Lynne's camera has that capability. Nice.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mr. Orvall Gholston.
Mr. Orvall Gholston.
Credit: Roger Wyan photo


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Mr. James Roberson.
Mr. James Roberson.
Credit: Roger Wyan photo

Big Boss Man.
Big Boss Man.
Credit: Roger Wyan photo
Big Baas Ram Dass.  Naaaaa-maste.  Peace on all you kids.
Big Baas Ram Dass. Naaaaa-maste. Peace on all you kids.
Credit: e nelson painting/MFM

Live Dead/Big Boss Man, 1989
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqWuYMF5fE
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2013 - 09:21am PT
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Here'a an old negro spiritual I really like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=874NazYOqU8

It reminds me of the old Haight-Ashburrito band,

El Grupo Animar Azul.
Black and white and blue, some of the colors of the raimbow.
Black and white and blue, some of the colors of the raimbow.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2013 - 09:44am PT
A physics problem from the Bird from a summit conference/safety meeting this weekend at Oakdale.

A national socialist, a communist, and a socialist are thrown off of a rooftop at the same time. Which hits the ground first?

They all hit at the same time because they are all the same thing.

And then the conversation turned to realpolitik and his private room at the YV jail.

He said he can't go to Canada any longer, partly because of that joke.

At a Mexican restaurant for lunch, I came up with this version.

The three are a liar, an adulterer, and a politician.

Jim was a good mentor when I first showed up.

I reminded him of the cryptic advice he gave me one time: "Left side of Reed's." He explained it that if one wanted to tick a 5.10, this was a good start. Right side in on the left side, he said, is the key to success there.

I still had to figure that out for myself, but I did.

He always bucked us up. And so did Kim Schmitz.

I would like to say that Jim may have problems but he's helped me solve some of mine.

So thanks, Bird. It was great to have spent some time with you and your stories on Saturday.
Good times, good partners.
Good times, good partners.
Credit: mouse from merced

The story about your ascent with John Middendorf of the Totem Pole.
The story about your ascent with John Middendorf of the Totem Pole.
Credit: mouse from merced
On this successful ascent, our heroes drove their vehicle up the incline to shorten the approach and it go stuck in the sand. They needed to take signage down and place the board under the tires to help get traction. Some rain helped pack the sand, fortunately.

The climb itself took about four hours. The involvement with getting their ride salvaged took over five hours. And they had to lie down on the summit to keep from being observed by tribal policemen. Plus they climbed the route on the side of the tower opposite from the lookout view.

Berg heil!

Bird and two of the Herberts, I forget which ones.  The place was craw...
Bird and two of the Herberts, I forget which ones. The place was crawling with Herberts, I tell ya!
Credit: mouse from merced


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Those black musician pieces are amazing! Are they carved wood or ceramics?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2013 - 11:14am PT
They are ceramic, Phylyp. They are in a "thrif shop" down the way from me.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 02:48am PT
From banjo to light opera.

Spiel auf,Kamerade (Jean Gilbert)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40doquRNJhQ
Game on, Comrades.

And back again.

Edie Brickell, where you been?


Hello, Gypsy!

How are things in Asheville?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Christmas lights on 140 at Old Highway, Catheys Valley.
Christmas lights on 140 at Old Highway, Catheys Valley.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ready for Christmas, but the ranch is up for sale!
Ready for Christmas, but the ranch is up for sale!
Credit: mouse from merced

Hey there sleigh!

This is from WZZM in Muskegon, MI, where Santa really wants to open a seasonal branch production unit with neebee in charge, but SHE'S TOO BUSY WITH CRITTERS AND GIFTS ALL YEAR LONG AS IT IS!

Sorry, Santa Claus! You piker!

http://muskegon.wzzm13.com/news/education/63960-fruitport-mom-upset-over-song-lyrics

The Twelve Days After Christmas
(Frederick Silver)
(Not sung to the same tune as the other song!)

The first day after Christmas, my true love and I had a fight.
And so I chopped the pear tree down and burned it just for spite.
Then, with a single cartridge, I shot that blasted partridge,
That my true love, my true love gave to me.

The second day after Christmas, I pulled on the old rubber gloves
And very gently wrung the necks of both the turtle doves,
My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The third day after Christmas, my mother caught the croup;
I had to use the three French hens to make some chicken soup.
The four calling birds were a big mistake,
For their language was obscene.
The five gold rings were completely fake
And they turned my fingers green.

The sixth day after Christmas, the six laying geese wouldn't lay:
I gave the whole darn gaggle to the ASPCA.

On the seventh day what a mess I found:
All seven of the swimming swans had drowned,
My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The eighth day after Christmas, before they could suspect,
I bundled up the . . .
Eight maids a-milking,
Nine pipers piping,
Ten ladies dancing,
'Leven lords a-leaping,
Twelve drummers drumming
(spoken) Well, actually I kept one of the drummers(girls)
Well, actually I kept one of the maids a-milking(boys)

And sent them back collect.
I wrote my true love, "We are through, love"
And I said in so many words,
"Furthermore your Christmas gifts were for the birds!"
(echo of "four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree.)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 11:33am PT
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Ficklin'.
Ficklin'.
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Credit: mouse from merced

In God you better trust.  You aren't all that, Hot Shot!
In God you better trust. You aren't all that, Hot Shot!
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One family's story.
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A bit more of the story.

Hope hangs around to help pick up the pieces and dry our souls off aft...
Hope hangs around to help pick up the pieces and dry our souls off after a storm.
Credit: mouse from merced




Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 29, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Man, that's one big, Herbert!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 31, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Credit: zBrown

Well Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain
And the deputy grabbed a gun
In the fight the followed
He laid that deputy down
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Noah's critters.

Job's daughters.

Jehovah's witnesses.

McNamara's band.

Tuba twos days at the zoo.

Tunite's there's day.

I'm so not there.

My best friends are a burdon unto me.

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Say, zBrown's hosses could not eat there hay.

Repeat after hossjulia...
Repeat after hossjulia...
Credit: mouse from merced
No sh#t, these hosses blended into the meadow I didn't realize they were about! The brown and the black showed, then the next two browns, and I hustled away from there.

I thought I was having an angler's nightmare.

Black bass?

Brown trout?

Brown Bess?

They shoot hosses, and all I remember about them is from the late sixties and how Sybil Shepherd got her name.

Credit: mouse from merced
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Credit: mouse from merced

And re-runs of Alfred Hitch-C*#k movies.
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A little bird told me:
In so many notes.

It wasn't a dove.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 1, 2013 - 01:32am PT
Just logging in. Sometimes it's a great notion. Who's the suit?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Hey, you've lost me, Lawyer zBrown.

The only suit is the one Steve Martin's wearing with Miss Brickell, I believe.

Steve's GF died. He felt sorta responsible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_AiU9i4lEg

Suits me.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 1, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
The suit probably wants to remain anonymous, being as how he appears to be presiding over what appears to be the first recorded instance of death by tree jaws.

Could be the notorious Judge Dread. Just don't judge him by his shoes.






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
It may be this is the theme song we've been needing here.


I was leaning towards this one with the magic number 9.


And this was in the running till I awoke.
Whimsical Instrumental/T. Van Oosting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSseRoIHZQ0
Too quiet for a crowd like this. Good for ideas, though...

Everybody whistle in Chinese, now!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 1, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
As they promised in Leap of Faith,

MIRACLES AND WONDER!!!!

I was just this morning thinking of Judge Dred, the Stallone icon. And the Drudge Report, not that I've ever looked at it. But my boss at the 2000 US Census read it every day when he got to the office.

"I can smell trouble like sh#t on a grill."

"I never knew a problem a little Chuck Berry couldn't fix....Well, life's too short to go without music."

"She wants me."

"A woman is like a slingshot, the greater the resistance..."

"You wake up really itchy...I'll have the KKK omelet...whites only."

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Hey mouse. Just noticed a couple pages back you were asking me a tree identification question on a photo of a tree that you thought was catalpa-like but not a caltapa. I'm assuming you saw a big leafed tree without the cigar shaped bean pods. Paulownia is similar but has foxglove-like flowers, not pea-like. Paulownia wood is used for the soundboard face of various stringed instruments from Asia according to wiki pee.
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