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WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 16, 2013 - 07:57am PT



Found this and figured some of ya'll would enjoy. This is from the same guy who does the "Whole Foods Parking Lot" song and the "Yoga girl" one as well.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:19am PT
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!

That is f*#king classic.

Killing me softly with his rap

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Yo, keepin' it real at Telegraph and Haste!

Credit: Reilly
bixquite

Social climber
humboldt nation
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:51am PT
king jr. high baby, '88, and the french hotel coffee dude, soo clasic
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:56am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=880#msg2045582
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:00am PT
hey, I lived at the corner of Haste and Telegraph, above "Mario's Mexican Restaurant," which burned down in the last year or so...

was the 1971* academic year... my senior year at Cal...

...and I don't worry about being "Berkeley enough"


[edit]* they say if you can remember those times you weren't really there... Gary emailed me that I couldn't have been a senior at Cal in 1971, and he's right, it was 1975, but if I had been smart enough, maybe I could have been a senior then after one year... the reality: it took me four and one summer class, to complete.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 09:02am PT
I've had some great times in Berkeley. Been beat and whipped like a yeller dawg too hahahahaha.

Seriously.

RIP Marmot and Wilderness Exchange and the Real Peets.

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:20am PT
I spent four of my happiest climbing years at Berkeley; freshman year (1969-70) in Smythe Hall at the top of Dwight, next two in "The Zoo" (still standing on Piedmont, just north of Dwight), and last across from Live Oak Park on Shattuck within easy walking distance of Indian Rock. Thanks for posting this. It's a classic.

John
WBraun

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:21am PT
University of California, Berkeley

Where lab coats are born .....

:-)
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:23am PT
can't watch the video right now, but i'm giggling at the thread title alone. lookin' forward to viewing!

edit: i thought werner wrote "lab cats" which made me laugh even more
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:29am PT
University of California, Berkeley

Where lab coats are born .....

That's hitting a little too close to the mark, Werner. In 1969, Dave Altman and I were in Chem 4A together. In the lab, we were given a glass cleaner with instructions that said, essentially, "Only let this touch your clothing where you want a hole to appear." I suspect Dave took the hint and kept his clothing intact. I, on the other hand, got holes in my sweater and vest. I should have had a lab coat!

John
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:36am PT
University of California, Berkeley; where strange things grow...

4' across!  Someone get Dr F a paper bag, quick!
4' across! Someone get Dr F a paper bag, quick!
Credit: Reilly
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:49am PT
I last ate at Mario's in 1967 as I recall. We switched to Casa de Eva down the road apiece.

Here's a little article.


http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/04/01/after-52-years-two-much-loved-berkeley-restaurateurs-step-down/




The building was the Sequoia Building - which I certainly never knew.

whole story here:
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/11/23/fire-scarred-sequoia-building-part-of-berkeleys-heritage/



The Berkeleyside site has some interesting stuff for all the emigrants.

Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:07am PT
MADE.... MY.... DAY!!!!

TPFU!

Eric
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Living in B town now. It is hard to be Berkeley 'enough'...been living here all my life and anywhere else I go, it seems a little weird.

This rapper also does that more well known "Whole Foods Parking Lot" rap..very funny..."these dudes with clip boards lookin' at me like they know me.."
FredC

Boulder climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
La Fiesta!

We were totally fueled by that place. The dinners were huge, about right after a long day at Indian Rock when we were young. Dave A. and I went there many times in the 70s.

As part of the Berkeley Rock scene I felt I needed to ride my bike to the Valley in a day. The fuel for that ride came from Mario's. (I also carried a plastic bag full of cooked potatoes, my super secret formula for success!)

I bumped into Dave at the Berkeley gym last week and he mentioned you John. Some climb you guys did way back in the dawn of time.

Fred
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 16, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Portlandia is up there in the running with Bezerkley:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1932353&msg=1932399#msg1932399

Love both. You will never get bored in those places. As HST said, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"!

Eric
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Fred,

Everything we did was at the dawn of time ;>). When we were freshmen, I had already been climbing for a few years, and Dave hadn't started yet, but he kept asking questions that showed his interest. Around 1973 he got serious about climbing, and I had to get serious about the working world, so he passed me up in climbing and, if I remember rightly, you passed me up in bouldering about the same time.

John
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Here's a video Sam Dorman did with DJ Dave - also shot in Berkeley - Daddy Skills
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Hmm I don't get it.

Stopped by Berkley a few time.. no Hippies that I could see.. ugly place.. with car lots.

Wanting to be Berkley Enough sounds like a stupid idea to me.

A place that history tells me was cool once but ain't no more
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