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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 16, 2014 - 07:50pm PT
Oye! Jose y Trini de San Antonio



Naia de Hoyo Negro, Yucatan



Her almost complete remains, including an intact skull and preserved DNA, were lying 130 feet below sea level near a variety of extinct animals, such as an elephant like creature called a gomphothere.

gomphothere de museo
gomphothere de museo
Credit: skullF
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 17, 2014 - 03:22am PT
My favorite quote of the last twenty years, courtesy of Jaybro:

The more wyde that comes, the more it gives.

Wyde of the target, or sumthin'.
Wyde of the target, or sumthin'.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 17, 2014 - 03:44pm PT
“I remember looking over a sea of people and everyone was really
happy and full of enthusiasm,” remembered Hackworth. “The music was
the catalyst that drew us together. It really was a time of believing
in love and peace for humanity.”

Stepanie Minasian article from 2009 on the October, 1969, Amador Rock Festival near Ione, CA.
http://mercedmusic.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/amador-from-the-amadoreans/#comment-1236

Santana was there.

Missed out on this one. First I've ever heard of it was this morning!

It was in my email from Mike Kennedy of MercedMusic today.

Fits with the earlier posting about Altamont that was written by Steve Cassady, if one could only find it...

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 17, 2014 - 03:47pm PT
It is rumoured, but not established that Santana was also here.

Popotla Baja California




Al Capone's house near Popotla, though he hasn't lived there since at least when Santana moved north to Merced.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 17, 2014 - 04:02pm PT
I may need a temporary assistant.

zBrown quick fox jumped over the lazy yellow dog and zBrown one for good measure.



Skills: Ya gotta have some to get along.

Like Google Earth navigation.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 17, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
La familia.
Una senorita.
Una senorita.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tres senoritas, una senora, y un senor.
Tres senoritas, una senora, y un senor.
Credit: mouse from merced
This family was out last night on Main St. during our annual CAP & TOWN Friday. I did not see them perform and don't know what style they dance.

While looking for possibilities, I struck this article, which may be of interest to Terpsichoreans out there. As usual, there is more to the subject than I ever thought might exist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_dance_of_Mexico


CAP & TOWN.
Camping Town.
Camperdown.
Camp 4 Clown.

Denise's School of Dance was well-represented, as was the Tahitian Dance School, Pacifica.
They only had three ball caps fall off in their performance of Modern ...
They only had three ball caps fall off in their performance of Modern Thuggish.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The DJ.
The DJ.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The C & H Dancers.  From PCD, not DSD.  Brought to you by DKP.
The C & H Dancers. From PCD, not DSD. Brought to you by DKP.
Credit: mouse from merced
That's not all, folks!
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 18, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
Capone de Rosarito

http://www.bajatimes.com/past/articles/arts09B_05/art2.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 19, 2014 - 07:42pm PT
What happened here on Saturday night, following CAP & TOWN.

http://cashtribute.net/

Credit: mouse from merced



Love is a burnin' thing, Flames.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 19, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
Today's 'Modern Dance.'
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Basically the same as forty years ago at this level, but this young woman's got it down.

This performance was by the oldest students from Denise's School of Dance.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 19, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
There was a climbing tower set up across the street from the used bookstore, the first one I have ever seen in Merced. It was from Auburn, where they have two auxiliary towers, all connectable to the air on this one, for larger crowds.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 19, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
A few more random shots from CAP & TOWN.
Hula hula girls.
Hula hula girls.
Credit: mouse from merced
The crowd in front of the Partisan Bar included Jay and Vanessa, owner...
The crowd in front of the Partisan Bar included Jay and Vanessa, owners of Merced Tours (left center).
Credit: mouse from merced
Main and Canal, UC Admin center in background.
Main and Canal, UC Admin center in background.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 20, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
Merced is the ? capitol of the world?

Certainly not bullfighting.

-El Cordobes (Not El Capone)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 20, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
Our time has come, lazy brown dogs!!!!
Credit: neebee
Seremos victoriosos.
Seremos victoriosos.
Credit: mouse from merced
A Mr. Kent assures us his program is foolproof.
A Mr. Kent assures us his program is foolproof.
Credit: mouse from merced
World dominion any day now...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 20, 2014 - 11:44pm PT

Smoke and flame at "sunsent."
Smoke and flame at "sunsent."
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 08:28am PT
Good old Mary Anning of Lyme Regis, as noted today by Google, discovered a fossil known as "devil's fingers" in the local shoreline fossil beds.

They were abundant, shall we say.
Belemnite fossils.
Belemnite fossils.
Credit: mouse from merced
They are the Official Fossil of the state of Delaware
As you may have learned and of which you're very well aware.

I'm not so devilishly fickle
I really just want a motorcycle.

So I took off looking for Jurassic Choss on Google Images.
Came up right away with a video of a string of misbegotten attempts on a route in Colorado that, admittedly,
had never registered with me as a route, let alone a famous "Classic" route until someone posted a pic of it this week.
http://www.coloradomountaineering.com/2014/01/video-finding-and-climbing-petit-grepon.html
Fame is fickle, dudes, what can I tellya?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 09:17am PT
5:45 a.m.
5:45 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
6:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
My vision is poor and my glasses are old. These are a blurry bunch, but I can only try.

The autofocus connection on my telephoto lens is not functioning, so I must use the manual focus instead.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 10:09am PT
May be time to focus in closer, say for example on the genome of the termite.

The first termite genome fills a gap in social inset genomics

It's not the question "Are you social?", but rather "Are eucoscial?"

http://www.sciencecodex.com/the_first_termite_genome_fills_a_gap_in_social_inset_genomics-134092


"The termite genome reveals many unique genetic targets that can be disrupted for better termite control," said Scharf, who is the O. Wayne Rollins/Orkin Chair in Molecular Physiology and Urban Entomology. "Depending on which gene or protein that is targeted, we could disrupt termites' neurological processes, molting, digestive factors or cuticle formation. We're just limited by our imagination."


or

Could Google Glass be bad for your eye health?
http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/21/could-google-glass-be-bad-for-your-eye-health/



or that


'Vicious' new praying mantis discovered in Rwanda

AKA, The female wingless "bush tiger mantis" (Dystacta tigrifrutex) de Nyungwe National Park


http://www.sciencecodex.com/the_first_termite_genome_fills_a_gap_in_social_inset_genomics-134092

Some social ants, by way of proving the old adage, "it's always something".

One feature could have provided a big help in identifying the species, the male genitalia. This, however, was missing, as ants had gobbled up these vital parts while the male dried up in the Rwandan heat, the researchers noted.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 21, 2014 - 11:00am PT
Buena Vista Road in Ione????

Say now you're in my neck of the woods. Back yard as it were...

Ione formation is quite unique in CA geology.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 01:16pm PT
zBrown, none of the termite technical tracts are available to users without Drupal, whatever. We are just TOO PRIMITIVE.

Buncha savages.

Like at the old Preston Acadamy in Ione!

Located at the end of Palm Drive in Ione, in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills.

Former Preston wards include:

Eddie Anderson, best known for his role as "Rochester" in Jack Benny's radio and television programs.
Ernest Booth, discovered by H. L. Mencken, who published his stories in The American Mercury; he wrote a successful autobiography, Stealing Through Life; a novel, With Sirens Screaming; and a number of scenarios and screenplays, including Ladies of the Mob (1928) and Ladies of the Big House (1931).
Rory Calhoun, who was known as Francis McCown when he was a Preston ward in the late 1930s.
Don Jordan, joined a boxing program at Preston and went on to become world welterweight champion by defeating Virgil Akins.
Heavyweight boxer Eddie Machen graduated from Preston's boxing program and went on to fight such boxers as Ingemar Johansson, Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, and Joe Frazier.
Merle Haggard marked his time at Preston with a "PSoI" tattoo; his school file noted that he "likes to sing and play the guitar."
Tennis great Pancho Gonzales honed his skills on the Preston School's tennis court shortly before turning professional and has been rated by some experts as the greatest player of all time.
Neal Cassady discovered literature in the Preston School library and later was at the very center of the Beat Movement. He was the "N.C." of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the model for the character Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Cassady drove Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters on the bus named "Further" and later drove bus for the Grateful Dead.
Bill Sands wrote a best-selling autobiography, My Shadow Ran Fast, and founded the Seventh Step prisoner rehabilitation program.
Phil Thatcher became active in prison ministry, penned an autobiography, Under Arrest, and was granted a full pardon by Governor Earl Warren.
Tony Cornero made his fortune as a rumrunner during Prohibition and later built the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Caryl Chessman became a celebrity author while on Death Row in the 1950s.
Ray D. Johnson escaped from Preston twice and later became the first maximum security prisoner to escape from Folsom State Prison. He wrote an autobiography, Too Dangerous to be at Large.
Joseph Paul Cretzer led the bloodiest and most notorious attempted escape from Alcatraz Island. The "Battle of Alcatraz" resulted in the deaths of two guards and three inmates, including Cretzer.
Eddie Bunker became a successful author and actor, writing books like "Animal Factory" and "No Beast So Fierce," as well as appearing in films like "Reservoir Dogs," "The Running Man," and "Tango & Cash."
Keeny Teran former bantamweight contender from the 1950s. Keeny learned to fight at Preston.
--Wikipedia
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 21, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
Dude that castle is SO frickin haunted it isn't even funny.

DMT
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