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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 9, 2014 - 07:32am PT
THE MOUSSOLINI BALCONY IS CLOSED.

"They" were informed that "Someone" had been out there, against "Their" wishes and rules, as stated in the lease "Someone" signed.

"Those Bastions" put in a screen, an abstacle permanently screwed into the wooden frame of that old window. (Tt's a shitty job, "managing" Middle Earth, lemme tellya--the Fonz wouldn't have any problem, but mere mortals, fergeddaboutit.)

It looks like Richie did the job, but it does the job. I can't go out there anymore without climbing hi-jinx.

Here's the nail in the coffin, though.

"They" got word from the Fire Marshal, an official document, which states that "They" will be patrolling for violations of "Their" fire safety rule which says no one is allowed on the fire escapes unless they are in danger of impending immolation.

So the party of the first "They" says to "Us" that the party of the second "They" says to knock that shi! off...no more smoking out on the balcony, no more, no more, no more.

But between "You" and "Me" or "Us," "I" still go out there OCCASIONALLY. But only in the early morning or at night when "their" patrols aren't out looking for evil-intentioned balcony perps.

I'ts a frickin' GAME, living here.

How many rules have I broken today?

How many roaches can I kill tonight?

Why are there only two of us left on this floor?


Bummer Mouse!

Sorry "They" have cramped yer style.

Lemme get this straight.

Sounds to me that "They" have blocked access to a fire escape by installing that screen. Wouldn't that violate Fire Marshal Bill's ordinance
and put yer safety at risk in the event of roach invasion or fire conflagration from the Tioga fire jumping the lines.



Is this barrier blocking escape on yer window or a common use hallway or stairwell?

Can you "Have Another Hit of Fresh Air" from the roof, or is that access
blocked or against "They" rules?



Maybe notify the "Access Fund" or "ASCA"

Hey Flames,
anybody got a portaledge Moussolini can borrow?
Just a couple stance drilled bolts and yer good to hang.
I got one of those red Chouinard butt bags you can have if that helps.

Later,
Tadpissed





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:33am PT
Well, I can't say what jcarry has in his febrile mind. But I do know where there's smoke, there's Flames.
From QITNL, who apparently got this image from "Yo," as seen from it's...
From QITNL, who apparently got this image from "Yo," as seen from it's photo ID# thingie, which says, "yosemite090714-0791" and is thus a date, September seventh this year, and a file #.
Credit: mouse from merced

So this might be, can't be 100%, of course, but it might could be the beginning of the Meadow fire near Half Don't, Half Do, Gonna Half a BBQ.

T Hocking, the Moussolini is the central balcony, not a real one, just a fake for show...no doors, just the crawl-out window, now screened permanently by the fake Richie Cunningham.

The fire escaped, got in the wind, and went to Little Yo for some rest, but wouldn't ya know...he got burned for his reservations, just like a year ago when the Park shut down. (All in a midsummer day's imagining...it didn't really happen.)

Those eight fire escapes, four per "tower," look like a ladder of zzzzz's down the front of each tower. The penthouse residents have to jam down the stairs to floor five to stay alive in the event of a fire.

Middle Earth's fire escape plan, Plan Z.  Not anything to do with Fonz...
Middle Earth's fire escape plan, Plan Z. Not anything to do with Fonzie.
Credit: MCHS photo
The Moussoline Balcony, sixth floor.  No entrada, mi enchilada.
The Moussoline Balcony, sixth floor. No entrada, mi enchilada.
Credit: MCHS photo
Tad, I know it's early when you rise, especially on a Tursday after a WHOLE WEEKEND of NFL, Ray be-damned Rice, and fires eating up our public spaces...it makes me want to drink.

Harry Steier/original "Trink, trink, trink."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4R2A2WNO-4
Harry Steier, ein meistersinger.
Harry Steier, ein meistersinger.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:54am PT
I used to own a Royal. I had to do a term paper in HS seniour English class, and it took me all night to type it on that portable torture chamber.

It saw me thru the FROSH year (love that word, in a sophomoric way) at ST. Mary's in Moraga. It documented my steady decline into a FroshLush.

That burger was pretty bad. Soggy bottomed burgers DON'T make the world go round. It was good beef, lots of everything, but it was a fake restaurant burger, really, if "One" is a Carl's Juniour fan, which "I" no longer claim to be because "They" ditched the salad bar! Bastions!

Well, Carl's rich and famous like Amous, or Amos, and "Those" cookies.

"I" cooked burgers over the hill at Rheem Valley for T-Bone's Drive-In during that Frosh year. Or more specifically, in 1967, the second semester. "They" dropped me from my gig in the college kitchens because "I" stole the brothers' wine and wasn't reliable. "I" didn't give a darn.
The "I" in "Me" tried to blame Obama, but couldn't because no one knew "He" was around yet.

This was in the days back when the ladies in Playboy were uniformly white-skinned, in a manner of time-framing-speak. No offense, liberated blue-skinned friends.

So let's see, "I" was all primed to join the Navy, being a drunk. What happens to a drunken sailor? Put the man on the base (or keep aboard ship) and confine that unfortunate to quarters for the rest of the day. Yeah, as tiresome as writing with quotation marks around all the pronouns may seem, it needed to be done to fulfill a minor bet that I made with a guy that beat me at Scrabble, a former neighbour of mine, Lamont. So that's all over now, baby blues.



What do you do with a drunken drummer? Same thing, only the musical bass, not Treasure or Corona, both fine beers.
Save a breast, drink the best:  Treasure Chest.
Save a breast, drink the best: Treasure Chest.
Credit: mouse from merced
But only one is a serial killer.
Juan Corona look-alikes, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Juan Corona look-alikes, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Credit: mouse from merced
Both of these fine citizens gave up drinking. All greatness demands sacrifices.
And a tank of helium.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 09:51am PT
what do you do with a failing burger joint?
Antojito's, a joint on Yosemite Parkway, or Highway 140.  No killing i...
Antojito's, a joint on Yosemite Parkway, or Highway 140. No killing is done here. They aren't making a killing, either. Used to be a decent drive-in burger here, like at the WigWam on Sixteenth (old "Business 88").
Credit: mouse from merced
Start making tacos and burritos. Keep the soft drinks, they'll always need cold drinks cuz it's Merced, in the Heat Zone.

Another business that bit the dust, on old Business 99,
Lou Gonella owned this place.  He had a fruit stand, here, too.  He so...
Lou Gonella owned this place. He had a fruit stand, here, too. He sold this place to a couple from Jones' church, who turned it into The Wig Wam Drive-In.
Credit: mouse from merced/MCHS calendar 2007
It wasn't a cruising destination at all, really. Just a burger joint not near enough to a freeway ramp to make it pay. Their burgers strike no memory chord in my mind, for I probably never ate one of their burgers.

I had not much money as a teen, and we were fed well at home, besides. When we cruised the drag, we were cruising the drag, not chowing down. We turned around at Cecil's Golden Chicken Drive-In on one end of the drag and at Vernon's at the other end.
Vernon's fountain flavors mixed together in a Coke were called "suicid...
Vernon's fountain flavors mixed together in a Coke were called "suicides." Awesome!--and a meal in itself. Half the time we'd sit inside, if we stopped.
Credit: mouse from merced/MCHS calendar 2007

There was Rose's Chili Dogs and Fosters' Freeze on the drag, and over on old Bussiness 99 was the A & W, a really good spot to visit, especially after dark on a hot night. They had a patio with a real oak tree shading it. Back when we were in Jams and huaraches and being surf-less surfer-types.
Del Taco NOT!  Best root beer in existence back then.
Del Taco NOT! Best root beer in existence back then.
Credit: mouse from merced/MCHS calendar 2007
Still open, but a different name on it today. Both the others are gone, and Cecil's is now a BBQ restaurant, not a drive-in.

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Sep 9, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
Looks good for it's age - NO?

1965 Ducati parked at the Tree Man of Alcatraz's House
1965 Ducati parked at the Tree Man of Alcatraz's House
Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 02:09pm PT
Does it run, Forrest? Duh Cati, huh?

What's your prisoner number, son?

Where's your maroon shirt?

http://baynature.org/articles/alcatraz-island-is-a-renowned-prison-but-a-horticultural-gem/

Are you one of them Wisconsin surf bums?



Seen a man named Algernon of Alcatraz recently? He surfs the Prison Break when it happens, but it's highly unpredictable, with time & tide & prayers said in desperation to ST. Patrick Swayze.

"Hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true."


In answer to your question, zBrown, it looks like crap right now. Goos luck with it.

Enjoy this one...so good.
Moto Guzzi in the Alps & Dollies, 2012.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Galib_Vg6X0

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
I love it when a plan comes together.
--former Colonel Hannibal Smith

"It's zPlan, Boss!"
--Hervy Vylly Chase

"Fail to make zPlan, plan to fail."
--Bird Colonel Bird, in Catchy-22 by G.I. "Joseph" Hellmanners

"Sh!t. I pity the fool's a brokedownbiker on a brokedownducati in a brokedowncity like that."
--Mr_z

And there you have, the zTeam, run by not one, but two ex-Cols, an ex-felon, and a brokedownmidget.

Their mission: Impossible to Describe. You had to have been there. No TR, so sorry, Yosemite Yossarian.

That Bird has flown.
zzzzere it goezzzzz
zzzzere it goezzzzz
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Sep 9, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
DOES IT RUN YOU SAY? Only if I chase it.

Just finished it an hour ago.

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
"People don't kill people, guns do!"

and

"People don't kill burgers, wet buns do!"
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 9, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
Wet buns ain't so bad,
photo not found
Missing photo ID#376796
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
Curves, yep.

Rarely-seen backside of that Hoover Dame.
Rarely-seen backside of that Hoover Dame.
Credit: mouse from merced/emailed by Johnny Fever
Permanent wetness.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
Shasta Dam's veterans and history.
http://vimeo.com/74129294

The 75th Anniversary Celebration to honor Shasta Dam and its workers was scheduled Sept. 14-21, 2013.

Rally wish I'd known about it. Double dang!
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 9, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
Hey Z...here's my red project that was once a pile of parts. Couldn't bear to paint the tank and side covers...can't buy that patina!
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 9, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
when it was just parts
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:00pm PT
close....
Credit: throwpie
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
Mosto Betto, Throwpie!

I was visiting with Skip Johnson last night.

He's good. He's not Norwegian, he's Adopted.

His mom's family back in Iowa are all "Weejes," he informed me.

Nice project, dudes.

Speaking of projects ~

Camp Runamucka's recycled wood pile.  It's not all good, and it's not ...
Camp Runamucka's recycled wood pile. It's not all good, and it's not weej at all.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bucket Number One.
Bucket Number One.
Credit: usbr.gov

Mr. Crowe, the head of construction at Shasta.
Mr. Crowe, the head of construction at Shasta.
Credit: shastahistorical.com
The end of the wet, beginning of the dry.
The end of the wet, beginning of the dry.
Credit: flickr.com
Parts of old bridges will be exposed this winter because of the drough...
Parts of old bridges will be exposed this winter because of the drought. Dad used to fish this creek up higher when the waters rose and it was great, he said.
Credit: shastahistorical.com
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:55pm PT
Isn't that damn shasta project the one that was supposed to end up with the faces of MFM, Donini, Crimpie & Pat Ament carved in the rock.

Good work T-Pie. In the rather immortal (could be mistaken, may be immoral) words of MFM - do it run?

Dadoorunrun.

Fonzie said that.





throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 9, 2014 - 06:19pm PT
It runs. Ring ding ding ding (with a Spanish accent)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2014 - 02:09am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Rocky Chihuahua.
Rocky Chihuahua.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Sep 10, 2014 - 08:05am PT
High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge (at Shasta Dam site).

... using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil ...

The project produced detailed maps of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments and a huge timber building, which is thought to have been used for burial ceremonies ...

The building appears to hold remnants of Italian motorcycle ...

Some images bear striking resemblence to MFM, Donini, Crimpie, Pat Ament ...

Who's Next?

HI-Tech Ducati Searchmobile
HI-Tech Ducati Searchmobile
Credit: The Searchers
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