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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
MaidInTheShade, I had to check out Lucha VaVoom when you mentioned it yesterday.

Thank you for the cheap thrill.

Here's a photo of Ringside Art.
From da pages of Da New Yorker.
From da pages of Da New Yorker.
Credit: mouse from merced
I love dose wingtips!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 18, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
A bird was sitting right on the top of a stick the other day. Wouldn't hold the pose till I located the camera. No tree, no Mariposa, just an old broom stick. Could be a bruja.

I "won" an auction for a $9.00 replacement mouse, free shipping. Will be here sooner or later. So until then, it's El Rajon de Merced.

If you're gonna skate on ice, it better not be thin. That's what I always heard.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 18, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
startin to get some spankin BOID porn Mouse!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Birds on the hand.

neebee, I'm being good. :0)

Credit: GI
But still feel a little bit fickly.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Cheap trills from the Low Five Expedition.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 18, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Rust never sleeps. After 24 years the shoes rusted right to the drums. Was it cold fusion?

Credit: zBrown
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 18, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I was informed that no elephants were harmed in the making of this video. I'm not too sure of this statement.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
For those who are sick of Cali-bashing!

NATIVE SON

The smell of tarweed
or what I call tarweed
is my smell of clover

I come around here
and its big aroma
flat knocks me over

These gentle-sloped cones
that I once roamed free
seemed clad year-round in dry

Brown and green
is all we seen
and was like to make you cry

The hills will hardly change
but for one short barely-wet season
and it calls to mind the past

This place won’t never change
like an old gypsy like me
who might could be home at last
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Finger puppets?

I don't think so!

http://microsheep.com/fingerless-3d.html

"My dog likes finger bones when they are raw. He won't touch them when I boil them or they're BBQ'd."

Lassies nose knows.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 01:11am PT
All these happy critters
Flocking out my back door

Cause me no endowonder
Give me some credence

I have photos
If you don't believe it

Where you gonna run to
When the world's on fire?

Use your bosom for my pillow
When the world's on fire.

Sowing on the mountain.
Reaping in the valley.

You're gonna reap just what you sow.
"Hey, Horton, you say THEY lookin' at us'n agin'?"

"That's what I said, but I'm not Horton. It's really Alias, Alias Brown, if it matters."

"Yeah, sure, I 'member ya now! I know yer that Merrick dude. I remember ya now. Yer that thing THEY used to throw peanuts at."

"Lookin' like THEY gonna get their due at long last, hey?"

"Mebbee, jus' mebbee. We'll see."

"Check the back door. Then we'll shag outta hyar."

"Otay."



Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singing,

CHORUS:
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.
There's a giant doing cartwheels,
A statue wearing high heels.
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens.

CHORUS

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician.

CHORUS

Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

CHORUS

Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

CHORUS





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 02:31am PT
Diving duck.
Diving duck.
Credit: mouse from merced
Oak galls.
Oak galls.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Camera-shy heron.
Camera-shy heron.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 02:43am PT
I see a lot of faces
In some pretty silly places
Do it, do it, do it,
Lookin' out my back door.
MFM
Bunglemelon Buttress, Hornitos.
Bunglemelon Buttress, Hornitos.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bulgemelon Buttress on the Second Pillar, North Side of ST. Catherine church.

The Bulgemelon.
Lichen-covered burglemelon.
Lichen-covered burglemelon.
Credit: mouse from merced
If you must know what the heck a buglemelon is,
try the link way down at the bottom of the page.
Not just another brick in the wall.
Not just another brick in the wall.
Credit: mouse from merced
The only brick.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2232706/BULGEMELON
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 03:09am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 11:04am PT
I found (in my limited and naive experiences that have composed my life up to this point), that when you interact with people and treat them not as refugees or someone to be pitied, but as real people, they tend to respond in kind. They want to share their way of life, because they tend to be proud of their culture and the little that they do own.
--chick_on_ice/Yemen climbing
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2272361&tn=40

Quainte custome from ye Grayte Britayne,
which we followed in a similar manner at the Bermingham's for years as grade schoolers
in a Cal-tholic School in Sacto., not York or Leeds, but SAC!

Jesuits and Holy Namers taught us to count for this reason.

Advent - (Four Sundays Before Christmas)

Candle

Advent is not widely celebrated in England, its celebration actually originated in Germany, although in the church calendar Advent is the official start of the run up to Christmas.

Two traditions that have caught on in England are the Advent calendar and the Advent candle. The Advent Calendar originated in the 19th Century from the protestant area of Germany. Protestant Christian families made a chalk line for every day in December until Christmas Eve. Before long, commercial entrepreneurs started replacing the ephemeral chalk lines with printed calendars. The first known Advent Calendar is for the advent of 1851. Nowadays it is usually a thin rectangular card with 24 or 25 doors. The doors are numbered 1-24/25. Door number 1 is opened on the 1st of December, door 2 on the 2nd etc. Behind each door there is a Christmas scene (but the most popular ones have a chocolate behind each door) .

An Advent candle often has 25 marks on it, a bit of the candle is burned down by one mark each day. In some homes, 24 candles are kept, one for each night from December 1 through Christmas eve. One candle is lit for a while on December 1, then a new candle is added each day for the 24 day period. However, it is now more common to have four candles for the four weeks before Christmas. One candle is lit on the first Sunday, two the second week and so on. The candles were often placed on a wreath upon the dining room table. Advent candles are lit in many homes, schools and churches, in England, with a final central candle lit on Christmas Day; these are often on a hanging decoration known as an "Advent Crown." They became exceedingly popular due to a children's TV programme called Blue Peter, who every year made an advent crown from old coathangers, tinsel and candles! Well, they used to use candles, but because of health and safety insanity they now give instructions using baubles - it's not really the same...

Across the street, the Cohns celebrated their strangely similar ritual of Hannukah by lighting their candles as well. It isn't as easy or simple to understand as many Gentiles might think. Just as the Cat'licks do, they have subtle variances in the appliances used in ritual.

The Hanukkah menorah...is, strictly speaking, a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, as opposed to the seven-branched menorah used in the ancient Temple or as a symbol. The ninth holder, called the shamash ("helper" or "servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles and/or to be used as an extra light. The menorah is among the most widely produced articles of Jewish ceremonial art. The seven-branched menorah is a traditional symbol of Judaism, along with the Star of David.
--Wikipedia

What they do in Chula Vista, I have heard (via the Grapevine, where else?) is to ride extra low, symbolizing that the trunk is loaded with presents for the dozens of cousins produced by the one, true, catholic and apostolic faith, and extra slow, just to piss off the commuters behind 'em.

Gotta love the gullwings.  No need for reindeer.
Gotta love the gullwings. No need for reindeer.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 11:24am PT
I miss the word "Secular."
I miss not having people say "Merry Xmas"
(at the very least, it's still Xmas, c'mon!)
and folks wishing me "HH" instead.
I miss the REAL CANDLES on the tree.
--IHatePlasticTrees

For the 'Run Up To Christmas.'
(That's British.)

For the pre-holiday rush.
(That Mercantile.)

For the Twelve Days of Christmas.
(That is straight off of the greenboard at St. Ignatius Grammar School.)


Here's your stupid collective present, a yellow sidewise tree, that's not coniferous, loses its leaves, but then it comes back in the spring all nice and green so get over the noble fir. There are other trees equally noble and just as useful as symbols.
Credit: mouse from merced



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 11:28am PT
The Bully Pulpitatiton Post.
Rod McKuen sends his posthumous Christmas greeting as well.
Rod McKuen sends his posthumous Christmas greeting as well.
Credit: mouse from merced

On second thought, here's a bunch of pines, take one and put it on your heart, wood yew?

It's hard to understand other cultures. Let the tree in your heart take root and grow into something nice.

My shopping list for Xmas is done, folks.

Perpared, that's me.

Troop 98, the Yosemite Gateway Gang, taught me that perpetration is the name of the BSA game.

"I will do my duty to God and my country, etc."

And to that Secret Santa.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 09:26am PT
We had a little rain overnight.
Credit: mouse from merced
It wasn't a rain-out kind of rain, just enough to let you know it's wet.
CA, SF, get it?
CA, SF, get it?
Credit: mouse from merced
I wet my whistle yesterday with this yummy stuff.
Credit: mouse from merced
In the company of Cliffie and Norm.
Credit: mouse from merced
Matt and Tom liked the characterizations.

It's a little known fact there is no direct way home unless you're a bee.

Of immediate concern this morning, I seem to have misplaced Bob. I may have to get a new one and they aren't cheap.

Where'd you get your new mouse, exactly?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Gimme a "Z!"
Credit: mouse from merced
Cheers for zBrown, my buddy-in-drivel, my mind-reading doppelganger in Baja SoCal, my ice-climbing alter-ego...

I mean it, man. *sniff*

Happy turkey extermination day!!

I hope you get one of the drumsticks.

Not a Nutty Buddy, but they are six of one, half-dozen of the other, e...
Not a Nutty Buddy, but they are six of one, half-dozen of the other, eh? Bacon is all that's needed on that bad boy.
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
At 4:20, the territory around Middle Earth got soaked in a cloudburst. I had just gone out to the bank and was glad I had the Red Roadent handy.
On Canal St., where else?
On Canal St., where else?
Credit: mouse from merced
The consignment shop has a rack on the sidewalk on Canal, next to the ...
The consignment shop has a rack on the sidewalk on Canal, next to the smoke shop and O'Ryleigh's bar and grill. I went into the smoke shop, which is where I was headed in the first place.
Credit: mouse from merced

Once in the comfortable atmosphere of the tobacconist's lair, I realized that the names of climbs (and a thread about this same thing materialized out of nowhere at this same time on ST!) have similarities to the names given to tobacco blends.
Chongo's favorite.
Chongo's favorite.
Credit: mouse from merced
This should be Sierra Nevada Sunrise, but the FA gets the call.
This should be Sierra Nevada Sunrise, but the FA gets the call.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dirtbag soup, in other words.
Dirtbag soup, in other words.
Credit: mouse from merced
For Guido types.  Argh!
For Guido types. Argh!
Credit: mouse from merced
Radiates a feeling of serenity.
Radiates a feeling of serenity.
Credit: mouse from merced
Not a rum blend, a brandy blend, or a whiskey blend.  STraight tobacco...
Not a rum blend, a brandy blend, or a whiskey blend. STraight tobacco.
Credit: mouse from merced
It is indeed a small world, or maybe it's just my own mindishness that's showing, but it is odd, coincidental, and I expect this sort of thing all the time, now I'm older and have seen more of the world through my aging eyes and the eyes of Supertopo. (Thank you, thank you, thank you all, without fanfare, just thanks.)

FYI, my tobacco selection was "Plum Crazy." "Nutty Buddy" is a FA of mine from the seventies in YV. It could describe a tobacco blend quite easily.

As long as I was in the store, I sat for a long spell BS-ing with a Bus Driver, one LaMont , who drives for YARTS. He and I talked of climbing (a senseless avocation to him), and the rest of the group of fogies were truly amazed that I had done some walls, let alone grappled with the grape vines "up there." I assured them I had used them in my earlier days, before the hordes of yuppies tore them out and messed the place up with tat and left-behind sh#t.

Now that was a bull session.

And that cloudburst...I wish I'd been in the Merced Canyon when the thunder rolled. Maybe it will keep raining for a few days.

TIOGA PASS IS CLOSED, BTW!

GLACIER POINT ROAD, AS WELL!

Amyjo, you made it back out of there safely and in time for T-Day!

YAY!

The Misssion is providing me and hundreds of others with a free dinner at the Legion Hall on Main STreet, ten a.m. to one p.m.

Thank you, spirit in the sky.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
UC Merced Professor to speak on “Climate and Wildfires in the West.”

from the Merced County Times.

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by Anthony Westerling, Ph. C., associate professor of Environmental Engineering and Geography at UCM on the topic of “Climate and Wildfires in the West” on

Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m
Sierra Hall Rm 132
West Campus of Modesto JC
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, Alabama

The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

Westerling will discuss how forests in the western US, which have been intensively managed by federal agencies for over a century, have been affected by changes in fire suppression resources, technologies, and strategies, as well as by land use changes and development pressures.

Globular warming has led to an increase in large, severe fries in recent decades, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming decades as climate change continues to excellerate due to the changes in the atmosphere.

Westerling will talk about how the forests respond to a changing climate, with temperaturd and precupitation strongly influencing the types and characteristics of vegetation that fuels wildfires, their spatial arrangement, and how the respond to human actions.

For more information:
Professor Noah Hughes, 209-575-6800 or hughesn@mjc.edu
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2013 - 06:29am PT
For my heavy bud, Ron Anderson.
Hope you manage to get stuffed today, Ron boy!

Wij jagen /Vimeo Staff Pick/ Hunting in Holland by Bjorn
http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks

I hope everyone watches this who is opposed to hunting. Please try to overcome your horror, your disgust, and give it a watch. If you fail to give the other side a reasonable chance to present its case in an enlightened attempt at explaining its rationale for acting or believing the way they do, you are a failure at interpersonal communication and a great big schmuck.

Happy Holidays all honest hunters.

"FUCk ALL POACHERS IN THE BUTT!"--Caveman Allan Coe


WARNING! THIS NEXT VIDEO CONTAINS BRAIN- (hic) DAMAGING CHEMICALS AND STUPID ANTICS!

The lady of the house may have yer balls if she finds ya watchin'--ya know how she is!

Jist tell 'er there's a football game on that yore watchin' and the old woman won't be any the (Bud Lite) wiser. Try watchin' it durin' half-time, ya might could git away with it.

And 'member, brother,we never held it against ya when yer brother-in-law stepped into the line o' fire and went to hell, not like she did. My God, that woman is a holy terror when she's on the prod! but she sure can cook!

Rednecken jagen/Some good ol' boys on a Bud Lite hunt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Fo004PUxo

If you can't make out what these twin boobies are sayin', make up yer own dang dialog.

Around thirty or so BL's were wasted in the production of this video. But no animals.

Or, come to think, maybe ya ought not stick yer red neck out that far today, with the rest o' yer pack comin' by to help eat all that frozen roadkill.
Disney was my lodestone when we got that old Raytheon in '54 or '55, when the magic began for me.
Mickey's club came along a little later, but Davey Crockett kilt a bar when he was only THREE! I was all of seven or eight and all I ever got to shoot was rubber bands.

Mike got the BB gun.

but I did get a big bike that eighth birthday.

Bears know how to enjoy the simple pleasures to the max.
Enjoy the life!

Ten Disney nature videos.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVUqroo5BQVTnr27y4bnxL7ncSHodx4lS




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