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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:00am PT
"Anything to keep the peace."

But impeach the president.

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second & last posts original Flames thread
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=0
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=6700#msg2595790

Enjoy these pages.
Lynn Hill.

second & last posts of imposter thread
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&msg=2598941#msg2598941
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&tn=147
[The original thread was scrapped unadvisedly and is herewith re-born; but renaissance is a pain in the butt.

The symbolism of that remark is meant to show that sequels are usually nowhere near the quality of the original, that they are, in fact, crap.

[We have tried harder. These remarks are edited in as we approach this thread's five-thousandth post. 03-13-16.]

Campfire starts at nine a.m.

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May we all get to Heaven in our own special way.
I hope it lasts longer than this Dean Potter Moment.[Click to View YouTube Video]

7-17-15.
To all and sundry who may see this video here, it was in place before Dean and Graham met their tragic fate. Let it be our token Flames memorial to two great fellow earthlings.
MFM

my phone # -- 209-947-5559
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:03am PT
Here we go again.

"Accept no substitutes."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 09:44am PT
Let me re-introduce myself.
I'm a poor man with questionable taste but can spell impeccable without resorting to a dictionary.
I'm an old geezer, but there's a twinkle in my eye which says that I don't know squat despite my ears.
The late John Fahey is my favorite music.
I play Scrabble at a high level.
I write more plainly than I did when I got to the Taco.
I confess to never having been a dirtbag, but did live in Camp 4 in '70 and '71.
That's all the personal history you're getting.

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From an earlier post on the spurious The Flames thread by the scoundrel zBrown, who I would rank with Ned Kelly for infamy and with the Cat in the Hat for total seriousness.

Centennials only happen every hundred years.

I visited it on March 25 but could only gloss over it because they were nearing closing time. Photography is not allowed in the museum, but I surreptitiously took a few, but they are a bit blurry and I really needed to use a tripod to do them justice.

The ones which I did take are of Yosemite.I know nothing about this Death Valley Dodge. Maybe they were selling bogus cemetery plots.

Tourons from Merced city and county because the population was only a few thousand. Probably some farm families, but that's spec.

The dam is for the production of lumber, specifically, but there may have been a small electrical power generator here. Otherwise, the water backed behind the dam was used as a storage pond for trees coming down from the south side of the Merced Canyon, mostly Yellow pines, which were awaiting the attention of the sawyers.

"In 1910, the Yosemite Lumber Company was formed and purchased 10,000 acres of timber on the south side of the Merced River opposite El Portal. Access to that timber was accomplished by the construction of a bridge over the river and an "incline" up the mountain toward the timber."
http://www.yosemitevalleyrr.com/prototype/history

In the photograph above, the dam is spilling the entire flow of the river. There are now two dams right above it, both operated by the irrigation district.

Between the two they control the river's flow and so the old dam never spills any water but what goes through the old gate where the generator probably sat, if there was one in fact. The old spillway is on the south side of the river and these folks are ambling about on a small peninsula of rock which juts out just below the gate.

In addition, an even earlier dam is located a few miles further downstream, built by the irrigation district to divert water into the Main Canal and thence to Lake Yosemite, a holding pond which is only filled by the opening of the irrigation season.

This pond which the hockey players are using is probably not alwasy frozen, and I'm not sure where it was located, except I think it must have been on the south side of the Valley in the shade of Glacier Point.Puck hockey, it's too violent. Give me NFL or give me death? Hardly.

Hours at the museum are W-S, 1 to 4 p.m. and it's located at N Street and 21st Street in the County Courthouse Park/Veterans' Memorial.


This exhibit about the PPIE runs until July 19. It's loaded with old photography and Sarah and staff have done a great job.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:07am PT
Okay then this is to keep it safe for now and not a aside for anyone to respond to He was and is gone
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/105831035


[Click to View YouTube Video] what is going on now i am gonna up my meds, I have fallen again and will get up
this sucs though should I rewind and regurgitate what ever i can abc and re create the rest?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:09am PT
Speaking of Moderation: Freezing Forum Topics That Degenerate into Personal Attacks


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&tn=40
] [Click to View YouTube Video]Okay Ok I can still spellt so gud but contest for writing,
with largo as judge was cool,
I am dead!but why not post this instead [Click to View YouTube Video] 0R IF NOT THAT THEN
Perspective!!
When in Rome?

so I know that you are not a fan of this but when I went to find a nice Polka , I was side-tracked [Click to View YouTube Video] THEN THIS FLASHED by, the Production value, picture edit, # of cameras, and such
IT is stoner too( me drinks and smokes a wee bit) . . .[Click to View YouTube Video]And when you are low or out and trying to extend the glow depending on who and what you know[Click to View YouTube Video]

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or not if you are just old, To old to not know better
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2015 - 11:31am PT
wow it starts to radically twist my perspective ,

Only this fool will take any time to rhyme as out and back and out and back in a fly fishing mode,

Doing the same task repeatedly and expecting a different result,
is a symptom of insanity,
but the Flames is worth it joe!

so if, and I mean when, this blows and goes away again i will be a bit less sad .


Night Train of Valhalla - John Fahey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47HdgOdxMEo
thank you zb for weening me off the flames as if it were Heroin.

or ruin my day not broken crack pipe no fire in sight as if a steal minkee or the Wedge would ever bother to type a ditty for mfm and the Flames .

we here will smolder but i, we, will have to add and subtract and divide to try and get more, other, voices to alight here.


.sense or nonsense
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:28pm PT
All hail the Mouse!

His thread is reborn, like a phoenix in the flames.

Master of the disappearing thumb trick:

Hope you are well fine sir!
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 12:51pm PT
Well "Big Mike digs mouse from merced" (Melody Maker 2015)

zB digs Buster (Melody Maker, 1959)

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zB digs Ruth (Melody Maker, 1962)

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Nothing really nothing to turn off - accept originals only, no substitutes

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 01:27pm PT
The Flames

second & last posts original (sin?)

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=0

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=6700#msg2595790




second & last posts of imposter thread

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&msg=2598941#msg2598941

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&tn=147

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2015 - 01:30pm PT
A week ago it was Good Friday. Today, it's a better day. Scarlett O'Hara Butler had something there.

"The Flames destroyed Atlanta, remember."--Blind Joe Dead

"Everybody got to change sometime."--Taj

"Why seek the dead among the living?"--one of the two men in shining garments who greeted the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Twelve

"I'm ba-a-ack..."--Jack Torrance, or Jake

"I'm Jack."
"No, I'm Jake."
"I'm Jack."
"Jake."
"Jack!"
"Jake!"
--The two Evelyn Cross Mulwrays

I'm on cruise control floating in a big Cadillac up Mulwray Drive, overlooking Bob Dylan's spread, listening to BJ Thomas' cover of Casey Jones.

It's late at night and a deer pops into the headlights.

I deliberately run the bastion over and don't think twice about it.

He chose wrong. I chose to live.

Tough world. Hard to get a break in it, is what I'm sayin' to myself.

And then the song ends, the dream ends, and I get up an pee, drink the last of that B & J wine cooler, the strawberry flavored one, Jimmy's favorite.

Then I go outside to the fire escape, where no one's lookin' at 11 p.m., except the Lady Moon, who smiles like always.

Gentled, I come back inside and read some posts on the Taco.

And the muse comes knockin'.

Actually, it's just rSin, wanting some one to talk to about certain matters that brought him down earlier in the day.

We talk it through, but I'm doin' most of the listenin'.

I feel like an uncle, because it's what some of us do when we tiff with the old man, the hidebound old tyrant: go to his brother, who knows what a schmuck he is, and what a schmuck you are, but he's open and knows that he's one, too.

It was serious police business, so I can't say another word.

I'm glad that I picked up that late at night, but that's what caller ID is about, to see if you want to let it go or to pick up.


BIG MIKE--I know Wayno's uncle Bob. He taught me that trick. Thanks for all you do here.

zBrown, thank you for your support, your sport, and the little laughing dog, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby.

Throwpie, thank you for the memories, please.

And here's a toast to better days on the Taco.Call it a "Bump for a Better SuperTaco."

And last, thank you to the ladies who post to this thread. You are all enlightened beings.

Doug Buchanan, you were a lucky man.feralfae, you are a lucky lady.

Gypsy, you are a lucky lass to have hooked up with Randy--I took time for him last Friday, BTW.

neebee, you keep it together with the light from above. I hope your car gets repaired, your floor turns out Otay after the carpet's gone, and the critters do your bidding.

Lilabiene, you rock and so does THE Muppet!

Finally:
Gnome, I'm struck dumb by your candor and your willingness to tread where angels fear to go. Just stop posting so many videos as it's hard for certain folks' computers to load. Please.

John Fahey - The Yellow Princess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjrEP7sYBIg

John Fahey - Irish Setter (for Gnome, who suffers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBEfI6flnog
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 04:45pm PT
This erasing personal history ain't ez. It begins with your family, but then comes around to your soul (pretty sure Leonard said that, not Skynrrd)..


feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 10, 2015 - 07:19pm PT
Mouse, Wise White-Beard, sir,

Thank you. :) Yes, we were/are very lucky. :)
Thank you for John Fahey as well. I did not know of him.

namaste,
faralfae
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 10, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Oh Sister(z). You know who you are.

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Ah, why not - afterall you never know what's comin' down.

Can't sing, but can't help listening.

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Buy into the first two, third one is free. Bonus track makes #3 a twofer.

Is it fate or just simple?

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feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 10, 2015 - 08:53pm PT
Oh, Mouse? I did not take that photo of Doug. I don't know who took it. He might have himself. :) I know where it was taken, but not by whom.

zB, thank you for all the great tunes. Niiiiice. :) Cute puppies, too.

Moose, I used to climb, too. I am pleased to say that I scared a few people with my crazy, care-free climbing. I learned that gravity works all the time, everywhere. And, I learned a a bit of caution. Time.

Gnome, of those last two duct photos, the top one looks like an elephant's trunk to me. :) Namaste. :)

A beautiful night's sleep and sweet dreams to all.

Thank you

feralfae

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 10, 2015 - 08:56pm PT
hey there say, mouse... thought you would love this, since you mentioned wilf the yodeler, :)

YOUNG slim clark, came up in the ranks, on his own, and HEARD TELL of ol' wilf:

At the same time, there was a fellow by the name of Wilf Carter who had already been established, probably a year or so ahead of me. Everybody said, ďYou sound like Montana SlimĒ (aka Wilf Carter). I said, ďWho in the world is that?í I hadnít heard of him because we didnít have a radio at that time. The neighbors had a radio and they told me about it. I found out when he was on -- in the morning around 9:00. After that, whatever I was doing, cutting wood for the family, or haying, or whatever, I would quit at that time and go listen to Montana Slim because everything he sang was exactly my idea of what the cowboy singer should be like. If there is such a thing as great, he was the greatest of all. He learned a lot about cowboy life and thatís where a lot of his songs were born, going on to write some of the finest of the cowboy songs.


wow, i JUST love listening to yodling slim clark... :)

here is a link to his page... he also painted... lived with the various cowboys... and now, his daughter paints...

he named his son, after wilf...

a few years back, i bought slim's cd, which i rarely buy things like this... due to money issues, etc... SOME things however, are just really WORTH IT... :)
AND--well, not played often, so one simply MUST buy them, ;)

http://yodelingslimclark.com/



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2X63WCl1pw&list=PLu_19VewEQVyySeGWf72GzzS2T3_i06tS&index=11





OLDER YEARS, LIVE PERFORMANCE...

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ONE OF HIS 'SIGNATURE SONGS'

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EDIT:
okayyyyyyyyy, then... i am a bit 'slow on the un-confused draw' here...

but i think i got it...

the 'delete flames' did a delete 'encore' right,
i think? or, hmm, is that 're-ride' delete, to
r-ride the ol' 'well known 2nd-ride-try' ?
for the betterment of points...


and so... here is the 'flames' of the wilf yolder,
that i was referring to, somewhereeee in this link:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2598938&tn=120
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2015 - 11:12am PT
rusted machinery
that the rain
found appetizing.


like a well-pleased pin
the sound of your lingo
has a good ring to it
a place meant here
for non-virgin dreams
for feral animals and spirits
it is meet that the meek abide here
it is meat that the feral freaks need
that old rack of mine could carry a tune
remember that feeling of ease
climbing way way above the trees
a giant step for mice-kind

Taj Mahal - Giant Step
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71CZ-0OwAE


nita, NOAH's is the recent addition to the plethora of restaurantes Mexicanos in this area. It's just six blocks down Main St., but I have not had a meal in there as yet. Glowing praises abounded and their culinary skills redounded to their credit.

My son Scott takes his family to Trevino's on Main as a tradition. His oldest boy is Noah, the young one is Jake. And Noah says Trevino's is jake with him. :0)



zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 11, 2015 - 07:24pm PT
woof woof

2,138,919

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Apr 11, 2015 - 07:50pm PT
YAY!!!!

Like the Phoenix of Legend the Flames have arisen from the Digital Dead!

This calls for a celebration -

throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 11, 2015 - 08:12pm PT
I got me one of them hammers Mouse. I bought it from Mark back in the olden days
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2015 - 10:55pm PT
Cuban Tunes

2,138,919 woofballoons
sitting in a row
1.259921 granfalloons
clearing off the snow
1.08006 northern loons
laughing as they go
1.026005 silver moons
shining down below

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Joo wanna daynce with me, chica?

ďI could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows Ďtil you come home.Ē
Duck Soup (1933) Ė Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx)

"I think she meant Chico, Groucho."
Sopa de Pato (1934) - Al Fresco (Gummo Marx)


Gracias, Ricky D. Do you know a redheaded lady named Lucy?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2015 - 11:37pm PT
Very good movie from Cuba (1967)[Click to View YouTube Video]The Cast

Jķlio MartŪnez as Juan Quin Quin
Erdwin FernŠndez as Jachero
Adelaida Raymat as Teresa
Enrique Santiesteban as Der Feind
AgustŪn Campos
Blanca Contreras
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2015 - 08:28am PT
So, by way of good morning, here's a decent partial pano of my view of the world.

The most important part of it is that I'm up off the surface and it's kind of like being on a crag top looking over the trees at the Sierra Nevada. The air's a bit different up here, the wind's direction more noticeable because of the trees.

Another, very very good thing, I get to visit my pet cats, for which I'm not responsible and do not have to feed. Right now, having had my mush (delicious, by the way) and sipping my ration of coffee, I can see but not pet the slacker, Roofus.He neither toils nor spins, like in the bible's description of the birds of the air. I guess the biblical authors knew there are birds of the ground, too.

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"Beep-beep!"

Good mornin', amyjo!

C'mon baby, take your daddy by the hand...

Have a great morning. I shall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXIkpj5BsDE

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2015 - 01:45pm PT
http://www.yosemitehikes.com/toys/wallpaper/yosemite-valley-winter.htm

Things are not going down hill for MFM, but are on the upward trail right now.

Potential for moving to North Fork seems rather good.

Like you said, neebee, look out for surprises today! Woo-hoo!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2015 - 02:08pm PT
Some of what I am experiencing today.[Click to View YouTube Video]
http://www.ebsqart.com/Artist/Sherry-Key/33925/Art-Portfolio/MY-OLD-MOUSEKETEER-EARS/636909/

Brot Ģaū Ū eyranu. (In Icelandic--nation of book lovers.)
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 12, 2015 - 02:51pm PT
North Fork of what Mouseau?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 12, 2015 - 03:01pm PT
Woof Woof
If I didn't know better I might put a link in to the "Pound my Ass Pete" thread.
Did you say Pito? Did you say puto, bitch? Where you from?
How high's the water Big Bopper? 2,139,239 - 1,138,919 = 320
This place has really gone downhill since Buddy Holly died.


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 12, 2015 - 05:44pm PT
Another coup for the old mfm, the venerable Tami chimes in. The Flames (real and honorary) are honored. (that's Ruby right there still going strong at 14 years though she has grown on herself and me).

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 12, 2015 - 08:13pm PT
Welcome back to "The Flames" & Mouse.

I may not have followed every post, & may not have posted, but your posts & the thread are really, really wonderful.

See you in June--------Dooooode.

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 08:33am PT
Gunther has left the world.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/13/germanys-guenter-grass-author-of-the-tin-drum-dies-at-87.html

Was he controversial? Yes indeed. Did he hawg the bandwidth? Only time will tell.

A few things I did not know.

He then worked on a farm, in a potash mine and as an apprentice stonemason before studying sculpture in Duesseldorf and West Berlin. He began writing poems and plays in the early 1950s, worked as a journalist, played in a jazz band and illustrated some of his own books.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 08:55am PT
That pidgin watcher looks strikingly like my Katz Tommy and Buster (and to mention the others in the band, Petey aka Midnight, Althea, Mike, Ricky and honorary member my mom's cat Abigail.

Yes neebee, before Kirby, Rowdy and Ruby I was quite a cat fancier. Is there a Spanish or even a Spanglish word for a group of three composed of two males and a female?

Got some photos somewhere.

Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Apr 13, 2015 - 09:00am PT
RIP G. Grass

Flounder is one of my favorite books.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 09:10am PT
Evel - I'm a little embarrassed (probably not the last time) to say that I've only read the big three. The so-called Danzig Trilogy.


On your recommendation I will add your favorite to my list.

feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 13, 2015 - 12:47pm PT
^
Favorite GG quote:
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, thatís hard for a puritan to understand.
―From a New Statesman and Society interview, 1990
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 03:35pm PT
Ain't just blowing smoke here, my friends.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2015 - 04:15pm PT
Steidl Publishing house, Goettingen. They are producers of the finest quality photography books by significant photographers. Their method on quality book publishing includes using the berry vest paper, their own press, and a staff which reflects at all levels its international character.

http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2009/11/photography_now_an_interview_with_gerhard_steidl/

It so happens I never knew about this highest end publisher till yesterday when I searched for books by Icelandic Nobel Prize author Halldor Laxness and found that his books are exclusively published through Steidl and that Gunter Grass was one of their mainstays, who committed wholly to them as well.

I've never read the books, myself.
Read every word in each book.

k
But what is the bewk hound reading right now-ow-wow?She reminds me of my sister, who had a pony picture taken, too. Or is it her own wonder horse?

Gypsy

Social climber
Usually behind the camera
Apr 13, 2015 - 05:12pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 06:12pm PT
Dang Gypsy, you make cool photos and tires? :}

Apparently they're a popular item, since the back ones seem to be missing from your ride.


Here's how some in San Diego rolled in 1944 (Consolidated Vultee Aircraft trainer).


And Potrerillos, Chile (date unknown). A friend lived there and these are referred to as track cars. Casey Jones did not operate one of these, but he did "share the track".

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 07:13pm PT
BTW, down south we refer to them as Flumes.


Dulzura Flume. Do I know anyone who rode a skateboard though it. Time will tell or maybe not.



Super spyscope version here

http://groksurf.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/dsc6436a.jpg


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 01:42pm PT
Lookin' at the front page just now, I noticed it was shorn of all non-climbing topics...
not one was really OT unless birds and the weather/drought are not part of the climber's world.

What then made me go to page two and see the same sort of thing, I cannot say except I was looking for something else.

And so it goes.

And this is how it went last week, following Easter.
Lot of wind rushing down the valley from the northwest this morning.

It was louder than usual this morning because of that...like a train constantly running by.

The leaves of spring make
the wind blowing through the trees
speak more forcefully



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 02:06pm PT
TAKING WING IN NOVEMBER AIR
(THEY SAY POETRY IS BEST READ BETWEEN THE LINES)

In the quiet morning twilight
(next to highway 99)
Before dawn and after night
(I tried to shoot the sunrise)
A wing of birds is taking flight
(and the moon set just then, too)
A mundane but extraordinary sight
(I forgot to reset the manual focus again)

Mine eyes beheld the skies
(on the way home on frontage road)
A-flood with Lady Darkís goodbyes
(a long line of birds appeared)
And here this avian marvel flies
(they were heading southerly)
A balm unto my sleep-filled eyes
(it meant shooting into the sun)

And so I snapped the flying birds
(thinking I had struck gold)
I saw no use supplying words
(when the truth was revealed)
Then I thought those stupid turds
(I had indeed taken gold from the sky)
Might think weíre sitting ducks ?!?!
(I canít rhyme ďturdsĒ in other words)

zBrown, the blow-pipe hunter has a little Jackie Chan in him, huh?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 04:03pm PT
To Patrick Sawyer, our erstwhile correspondent based in Ireland.


Well, you finally got a thread started that runs on its own and that is an accomplishment.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2328516&tn=1140

Just finished looking at your post about Jennie.^^^

I'm very moved and completely empathetic, having been there with my first spouse.

The way she trucked on out the door with no words of farewell, with our little daughter in tow
leaving no way to contact them left me in a similar emotional state.

It's good to hear you are not drinkin' your blues away.

It's good to hear you are using your skills and knowledge to help the community.

It's good to hear you are the center of a circle of supportive friends and family.

It's good to hear you are still lurking out in the dark beyond the light of the campfire and are safe.

It's not good to hear of Jennie's decision, but it's her life and you will have to come to terms with it.

You have my wish that there will come a time when you can accept her loss.

We all need somebody to love--it's a part of our humanity.

We don't need somebody to love us in return, though, for life still goes on in spite of the separation.

I need say no more, I think.

Flame on, tiger! May you burn more brightly than ever.
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At times like these we feel like a part of ourselves is missing.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 14, 2015 - 05:23pm PT
Hi Mouse,
It is snowing horizontally here. That is the weather report.

I thoroughly enjoyed the video of the blowpipe being made and used.
When I unpack it, I will post a photo of the blowpipe from the Amazon that was given to me when I was at Northwestern.
Unfortunately, I have lost the quiver and darts.
Maybe just as well, I might have been tempted . . .
:)

feralfae

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 05:25pm PT
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"Transfiguration is our most important product. Live better electrically."

Here's another one from M. Ward called "Carolina."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=64&v=dlIYkt2wrIE

I know one lady, Zoe Bishop's neighbor on 19th St., named "Care-o-leena," as she pronounces it.

She's an older German lady.

She has one son, a priest, and one daughter, a nun.




zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
Cheech and Chan? Huh! Brooooooooooooose Lee.

Castaneda and I helped him build these and compared to Balan, his hair was perfect. Still, Bruce never did any weapons-making videos. He disdained poisons also.



hey there fahey, all y'all

and particulary neebee, ff, and Gypsy


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Speaking of Carlos, one thing that never made it into any of the books* was this, Don Juan speaking:

I never had sexual relations with that woman [la Catalina], she had sexual relations with me


*Either Carlos' field notes or my class notes from the "Phenomenology of Shamanism" (bought and paid for by NDEA Graduate School Fellowship).


see hear - this is all related but you have to read between the lines

ďAccident, my eye! I have an enemy nearby. A woman. ďLa Catalina!Ē She pushed me during a moment of weakness and I fell.Ē
ďWhy did she do that?Ē
ďShe wanted to kill me, thatís why.Ē
ďWas she here with you?Ē
ďYes!Ē
ďWhy did you let her in?Ē
ďI didnít. She flew in.Ē
ďI beg your pardon!Ē
ďShe is a blackbird [chanate]. And so effective at that. I was caught by surprise. She has been trying to finish me off for a long while. This time she got real close.Ē
ďDid you say she is a blackbird? I mean, is she a bird?Ē
ďThere you go again with your questions. She is a blackbird! The same way Iím a crow. Am I a man or a bird? Iím a man who knows how to become a bird. But going back to ďla CatalinaĒ, she is a fiendish witch! Her intent to kill me is so strong that I can hardly fight her off. The blackbird came all the way into my house and I couldnít stop it.Ē
ďCan you become a bird, don Juan?Ē
ďYes! But thatís something weíll take up later.Ē
ďWhy does she want to kill you?Ē
ďOh, thereís an old problem between us. It got out of hand and now it looks as if I will have to finish her off before she finishes me.Ē
ďAre you going to use witchcraft?Ē I asked with great expectations.
ďDonít be silly. No witchcraft would ever work on her. I have other plans! Iíll tell you about them some day.Ē
ďCan your ally protect you from her?Ē
ďNo! The little smoke only tells me what to do. Then I must protect myself.Ē
ďHow about Mescalito? Can he protect you from her?Ē
ďNo! Mescalito is a teacher, not a power to be used for personal reasons.Ē
ďHow about the devilís weed?Ē
ďIíve already said that I must protect myself, following the directions of my ally the smoke. And as far as I know, the smoke can do anything. If you want to know about any point in question, the smoke will tell you. And it will give you not only knowledge, but also the means to proceed. Itís the most marvellous ally a man could have.Ē
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 09:03pm PT
It's now permanently closed, but The Smoke was hot when it was a Chinese place in the seventies, hotter yet when it began to serve Mexican cuisine sometime later, but I only had the Mexican one time.

I'd been into The Smoke several times as a Chinese restaurant.

It was there that I had a good meal following our descent from NWFHD in August of '74.


Big Smoke is on zBrown's hit list.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 14, 2015 - 11:42pm PT
*
El Raton Mickey, El restaurante (Noah's) es....Vietnamese
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 10:42am PT
I'm sorry. They switched menus like The Smoke. :0)


No, really, my mistake. I had an old favorite down that end of Main St., that used to be La Nita's Mexican (believe it or not). But they've closed, been replaced, and they've closed, too.

Then there's the Shanghai at the end of the street. That was a greasy buffet serving greasy Chinese buffet items like the one out at the Merced Mall (I call it the Mein Line, because you're basically mainlining cholesterol when you eat there). They've closed and been replaced by the BBQ/soul food place and THAT'S the "ethnicity factor" which caused my mind to have this brain fart.

It's a GOOD soul restaurant, though. They HAVE gotten great reviews by the patrons to whom I've spoken. But it's not Noah's, no way, you're right and I'm wiping bird's nest soup off my face.

Again.
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Fortune cookie, chica?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:25am PT
Now where are we gonna eat?

Since it's flowing again, may have to kite surf the Dulzura Conduit rather than skate it. Used to be able to drive up the road. Now you have to sneak in.


Speaking of eating does anyone have one of those fancy pistachio nut crackers?

This one is probably over kill.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Water, wine, and women.

Wash my cares away.
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Hot Tuna/Playlist, appr. 20 titles (one features DAVID BROMBERG)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghR_Lme2SEM&list=RDHCAZ9_saiAcEI&index=7

Did RR ever kayak that flume?

VVV (I fuxed it.)VVV
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:38am PT
↓ ↑


The codes are &# 8595; and &#x 2191; (with no spaces).



Don't you think that these arrows (less the poison of course) should be a built in part of the editor just like bold and italic?

Appears that your vid flamed out as they say. If not and you actually were attempting the null video, congratulations, I was trying to figure out how to do that since I used to program in FORTRAN.

Aw nutz.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:55am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3Ghakv8-Y
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 12:04pm PT
↑↑ I remember when Weir said that. Guess I'm not all that successful.

I also remember when folks would take a tiny paint brush and do up the lettering on their tires all nice and white.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 15, 2015 - 02:11pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]I was pulled back by your cryptic thumb nail and the sweet pooch pictured there and with the other else where .. and Iwas gonna not post but
Love your best pals Z if you see that tail spin, Blow the horns an' beat the tamborines (cymbals may scar em)you asked for a nut cracker now I tried to read the code to make arrows (poison or Not) point asunder or up
but first I have No arrows & then even with a screen shot I still try and that, Major, is the Point - to try and .
well- I will keep at it till the thread freezes over and you take me out again . the surfer dude is back in bed (and she Like'ee) so i try and try again,

1952 vincent. . . TWICE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-w0KgE-8s

&

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7bXBOfgvJ4


well I did it but I was not as happy as when I just did

V V V V
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 15, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video] now I Know that the drivers have requested, and i am risking banishment and worse, I am posting videos,[Click to View YouTube Video]And Kowing better than to anger any one here . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY73x5LEwsU.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 05:20pm PT


Maybe I shoulda stuck to FORTRAN.

Type these characters

& # 8 5 9 5 ;

without any spaces

or

& # x 2 1 9 1 ;

If you want to get there faster you can just cut and paste.

↓ ↑
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 05:33pm PT
↓ ↑

Definitely faster

Sonny Barger this way. ↺↻

↔↔→→↘↘↕↕↚↚↛↛↛↜↜↜↝↝↝↞↞↞↟↟↟
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
Magic!
[Click to View YouTube Video]Don't be late for dinner, brujo.

Check out this place DMT recommeded.
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feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 15, 2015 - 06:55pm PT
zB, I thought you might put Ruby up as your avatar. She is cute, brown, and adorable. It would improve first impressions. LOL Ah, smudging with sage smoke is a common tradition in my Tribe. It is purifying.

Mouse, you continue to amaze me with your finds and shares. Bravo! If I ever get to Merced, I will try to talk you into a game of Scrabble. One of my favorite games. Be well.

Gnome, you are more creative than you gnowe. :)

Gypsy, your sepia work is lovely, Doug had a '73 Commando, so seeing this was a memory ride across frozen tundra for me. :) Thank you for your lovely art.

Speaking of art, I'd better get back to it. Making mud pies, you know. :)

Best to everyone, including Bruce Lee. If I am ever going to climb rocks again, I better more fully emulate his purification traditions. I wonder if I can have salsa, steak, and wine. I hope so.

Sleep well all,
feralfae

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 07:55pm PT
Gee Nome (isn't that somewhere near feralfae?) - I've quit before, still will, but I've fallen down and I can't reach my eraser.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other soundís the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Has Robert Frost been frozen? I know Ted Williams has been. Insulting locker was not enough to get ol' zB the ice-tray treatment (water under the fridge?). As I recall, I've only had one thread Anarcticized.


Whaal, I'm either ez or eager, or anxious to please ff and I do actually love Ruby more than the reindeer.

This is sort un-erasing erasing personal history. Don Juan Matus probably would not approve, but who knows what la Catalina would say. We'll never know, though I might.


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 08:11pm PT
Dick Dale? Yeah, I met him. Oughta have a thread about his name. I've got it in writing. A nice guy but he didn't offer Ruby a dancing job in the vid.

Submit FORTAN autograph requests on punch cards only.

Surfers, can't trust 'em.

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Plattenspieler version probably from the Longshoreman's Hall gig with all the hippies and beatnieks.

Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do

I am howver, GLAD

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2015 - 09:32am PT
Frozen Stream of Consciousness

It may seem strange to you as it does to me that I chose,
without having viewed the two most recent posts,
to post the following poem here this morning,
along with a few illustrative photos,
virtually giving zBrown the near equivalent of a heel clip,
since he posted the well-known Frost poem.

Peter Paan

Followin'
Peter Pain he was
waxin'
with the Norwegian
but the Flames
melted the klister,
painin'
the wood bright burnt orange,
peelin'
away from the skin.
So he Bard the damn thin instead,
puffin'
away like an angry Gym Bird,
singin'
like a TM guru,
callin'
the words of mem
or he might never
see the top.

But Peter Paan
(not his real name)
descends from the line
of Laarson the Caterpillar man,
who dropped an A
but never took the Entrance Exam
nor even a Quickie Quiz.
This is a test of his Commitment,
passin'
gas like a holy man,
makin'
him proud to be big bro
to such a bright gang of youths
who belong to the f-f-flames
for all time.

Why did the chicken cross the road
if he was afraid
of the truth?

Crossin'
the chicken instead of the road,
takin'
the old man back to where he started,
he suddenly farted,
stinkin'
up the squeeze,
comin'
out on top after all
to bright blue sky-sun;
the anger bled away on the breeze.

He gets on his knees to give thanks,
but they are too sore
to serve that need.

Everyone said, "Yes. He's back."
But he never left.
It was Peter left.
Then everyone left
in a pique,
in a huff:
more anger yet.

Ego-bashin',
stinkin',
flatus-filled,
puffin-stuffin' off-width,
done by "thrutch and clutch,"
along with desperate
mewlin'.

"My, what technique you have, Grampa.
What kept you?"
"All the better to scare myself, child."

Yet we have joy.
"Five-nine-y as hell, boy.
It's Miller time again."
Except there was no Miller time
back when
we raced,
en rappel,
and my time won.
"Loser buys the Schlitz."

We're buds in a frenzy
Seekin'
a way to get away,
becomin'
what wer are not yet
sittin'
in the Camp 4
parkin'
lot
Lookin'
cool as Flames on a hot summer day.


Whew!


I thought it timely to show this post from p.2 of Another Poetry thread.

from Wayno

"Frothing forth through my insipid dilemma

Aw fuhget about it..."


It's not magic, it's the synch,
very active in California,
as talked about in Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
Merced and Chula Vista may be on a cosmic synchline.
It's the most reasonable explanation
jfor when anomalies like two poems
--make that three poems--
appear on the same page of any thread
with no pre-planned co-ordination
but just because of serendipity
to use another word descriptive of the weird.

It's all just water under the bridges
words in pencil on paper
but there is evil bad things
in each of our heads and the way
to expel them from you is to write poetry
or read some poetry
and share it if it makes you feel good.

Or you could have that head-change operation you've been thinking about.
Or was it a brain transplant?

So much preamble...

I hope you enjoy this reading and make it a good day.
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Me 'n' Bud-e.
Bud-e has left the building
Along with GeoLaF and Tonya.
He's still my good friend, my good Bud-e.
I'm glad he gets his own yard to piss in
but all the same I'll still miss him.

I have the cats...



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2015 - 10:05am PT
^^^This is Skittish Miss.^^^

And this is her mother, Rooftop Kitty.

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 16, 2015 - 03:17pm PT
The Force is Awakening, 15.6 million viewers and counting


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Another 62 million here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE

but wait, there are more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs


Followed closely by Mad Max Fury Road at about 30 million

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX3Is3qBpw


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It is a lot cheaper and you can certainly view more this way.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 16, 2015 - 03:37pm PT
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feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 16, 2015 - 05:17pm PT
Mouse,
Applause, applause, standing ovation for "A Good Day!"
Been there, didn't do that either, thanks to climbing spirit sister SSK :) (she will probably never see this, but she knows) That is a great and powerful bit of word-smithing. I imagine it speaks to and for many here. Life. Finding balance on the cornice is the key.

Wow, the Flame is really dancing today -- puppies, poetry, perpendicular walls, punch cards, and lots of music. Not forgetting trolls and Gnomes and other assorted beings.

If I had anything wise or witty to say, I'd do so. But I don't. It has been a long day and I am ready for some rest.

It has been a very good day. :)

feralfae

wait . . . more good news . . .

Oh, wow, and there is a new Star Wars in December, although I think the Force is already awake. I guess it is fitting that a film be made about it. All those millions of minds. Good.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 16, 2015 - 06:34pm PT
As a rule I too do not read the flames before I post. It can be looked at as a risk that I take and I have oft been taken down a pegg or two.
My enthusiasm, the zest that brings me brightly here can be shorn down to a stub of a man, still worth smoking' though.
This is over due to Anita's taking selfee's to the next level but a Gnome sigthing is good thing Red eye - much!?

First A whole lot of words did not post after I added a stupid symbol . . .
not that what was written was earth shaking but to try and write the same over , well, the flow is not the same.

I was off to find the rocks that I have dubbed the Hanging Garden, there is another climbing zone that has a history of climbing and a similar name. . .
The Hanging hills of Meridan . . .

Over the past six months Iíve been exploring Connecticutís castles (the state is home to a surprising number of them) they are captivating structures.

From historic ruins that preservationists are rushing to save to multi-million-dollar new castles currently on the market, these stone architectural wonders always seem to have a compelling story behind them.

But, nowhere in Connecticut (at least that Iíve visited so far) do you get a more epic, fantasy-esque, I-feel-like-Iím-in-Lord-of-the-Rings sense than at Castle Craig in Meriden, a soaring tower that sits sentry-like atop East Peak on the Hanging Hills.

This ripped-straight-from-a-fairytale watchtower is open to the public and is part of Hubbard Park, which is operated by the city of Meriden. Without paying an entry fee,*
Most of the land was given to the town by Walter Hubbard, president of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. In his donation, the land was given outright, with the stipulation that everything connected with the park was to remain free of charge for the people of Meriden, and that no concessions for profit were ever allowed within the park area.
Hubbard spent a great deal of time and energy creating the park. He personally spent between $400,000 and $500,000 to clear land, build roads, and construct Mirror Lake with the help of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is best known for designing New Yorkís Central Park.

Guests used to be able to climb the 32-foot-high spire, by means of a metal spiral staircase,(currently closed) and enjoy a vantage point 976 feet above sea level. The panoramic views afforded at the mountainís peak and at the top of the tower are nothing short of spectacular, especially this time of year before foliage begins to fill in and conceal the rock.

On a clear day views to the south include Sleeping Giant Mountain Range, New Haven and the glistening water of Long Island Sound, as well as the dim outline of Long Island itself. Northern views include the Berkshires and Southern Massachusetts.

The castle was built in 1900 out of native trap rock by local stonemasons.
It was commissioned and then donated to the people of Meriden by local philanthropist Walter Hubbard, president of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. Hubbard also donated the 1,800-acre park that bears his name; the park was designed by Hubbard in consultation with the Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of New York Cityís Central Park.

Prominently visible from I-691, Castle Craig has long been a part of the fabric of the Meriden community. ďIt's probably one of our most recognizable icons,Ē says Juliet Burdelski, director of economic development for the city of Meriden.
Today, there are several ways to visit the castle.
You can drive up the 3.3-mile access road
(which is open from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. from May till the end of October),
or walk that same access road.

There are also hiking trails to the castleís peak and a trail map is available through the Meriden Land Trust. These trails provide a route to the tower that is shorter in distance than the main access road but the hiking route is also steeper and more difficult.

This year, the town has decided to open the gates to the access road from 6 until 10 p.m. during full moons in August, September and October.
The first full moon event was well attended, for the second one the weather didnít cooperate fully and attendance was limited.

Since the castle was built, more than 100 years ago, it has often captured the imagination of those who see it, sometimes in unusual ways. According to local lore the area around Hubbard Park is occupied/haunted by The Black Dog of West Peak, an otherworldly canine with a spooky bite. According to an entry about the myth on Damned Connecticut:

Over the years, people have told of encounters with a small, vaguely spaniel-like, shorthaired black dog. Often, it is described as having come out of nowhere, and despite its sad eyes, being quite happy to have human companionship. Like any good phantom, it leaves no footprints and makes no sound when it barks or howls, yet it leaves quite an impression. For it is said of the Black Dog: "If a man shall meet the Black Dog once, it shall be for joy; and if twice, it shall be for sorrow; and the third time, he shall die."

. The 3.3-mile access road has a 15 mph speed limit and is full of winding turns and steep inclines. As I wound my way up the mountain the anticipation and sense of adventure built, as did my appreciation of the rugged beauty of the scenery around me.

Trap Rock cliff walls are visible during the ascent; bodies of water reflect the color of the leaves, and when I caught my first glimpse of the tower through the trees I could not help but feel a rush of excitement.

Though, I didnít catch a glimpse of the Black Dog, when I went, I did some climbing. when I got to the top of the ramparts, I enjoyed a view of the Connecticut countryside that was (and is) certainly fit for a king.

I find it interesting that a web site for the park includes this statement
Today, Hubbard Park is a popular outdoor recreation destination. The park is crossed by a number of hiking trails, most notably the 51-mile blue-blazed Metacomet Trail, which traverses East Peak and West peak the park. Trails are open to hiking, backcountry skiing; roads are open to bicycling and mountain biking. Swimming and rock climbing are prohibited.
What? well I and The whatsits at Mnt reject say that climbing continues.. and so do I on the train of thought that
My Hanging Gardens were where I left the last November , but I was mistaken and found other rock instead.
I now have to add a new area to an area that I have only explored I frozen conditions , looking of course for frozen gullies to climb .
the 'Garden has a sixty foot free standing pinnacle, and some splitter finger cracks, as of five o'clock I was goose poo, but some young eagles soaring over head kept me happy.
I headed back to take my son to soccer, I wish I could fund A climbing team or chivee the runts to climb with dad but It is still to soon? or they have not the bug?. . . Yet !
the Horror!! . . .
well, I am not a tyrant but it is what I have to offer them, so they climb when I insist , but it bums me out. that the wife is ungainly gaining and rounding out a is a women's wont is to be. . . not the want of my wife though and we diet and starve and exercise, nothing seems to help.
Thus she is only a gunks climber but an anywhere belayer.
( is it wrong to call your wife 'belay slave?)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2015 - 08:27pm PT
Report from Faux News

A Yale undergraduate student, Olmstead Bedstead, from Nar Nar Goon, Australia, was taken into custody today by Connecticut law enforcement.

Mr. Bedstead is accused of biting a bear in Hubbard Park last night.

The police say that he was under the influence of PCP when he surprised the animal near a public restroom as it was pawing through the garbage dumpster there.

Bedstead is reported to have seen the legendary 'black dog' of Hubbard Park twice, which means, according to local lore, that he would die the next time they met: and so, knowing that "was gunna die," he attacked the bear, he says, in absolute self-defense.

Police obtained a blood sample which shows traces of PCP, an animal tranquilizer, in his system.

The event is confusing, say police, as there are no witnesses. There just happened to be a patrol car making a routine check which discovered the bear lying helplessly injured and Mr. Bedstead lying unconscious beside it.

The bear was euthanized by humane means by county animal control officers.

Mr. Bedstead will be released on bail it is presumed, then there may be a hearing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar_Nar_Goon,_Victoria
It would have been nice to have seen ET come to the bear's rescue.
....

Your wife ahould be known as your attractive belayer, dude, and don't forget it!

Belay slave is a terrible thing to be called. It's very un-PC, though it may piss off some righteous types, so use it freely as long as it's in jest, is my take.

Then there are the Big Joes with all those women--he can have a different attractive belayer every time he goes out craggin'.

But why have a belay if you don't care if you die?

Nice report from our main Eastern Correspondent, to whom I'd like to say:

If the dog references are hurting you, remember that you are still alive so they are only making you stronger, Gnome.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2015 - 09:10pm PT
A small packet arrived today.
Where in the world did it come from?Why, from neebee, of course!

Thanks and I shall have fun with the word-finders.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 12:27am PT
The front page is filling up slowly with question marks.

What is "mind?"

What is "dick?"

What is "safe?"

What are "YUOR banner ads?"

What "song" are you listening to right now?
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"Say what? It's a good year for the Roses?"
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"Hey there, say, what do you want from life?"
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"What I feel I can't say? Why not?"
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 12:46am PT
Que?

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Como Te Gusta by J.A. Perez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HFinUjC0yk

"There's incomprensible words even to me whose mother languaje is spanish"
Tropico 3/Track 15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcdftzRX0S8

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 07:33am PT
Sure and it's gonna be a great day.
[Click to View YouTube Video]Well, it's not Saturday, Katelyn.
So get back in here and get ready for school.

Bushman's been crankin' the muse
And Gnome has been followin' his every move.
Another Poetry Thread should be checked,
The guys have been there givin' it heck.

Poet Laureate of the US, Billy Collins.[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 17, 2015 - 08:52am PT
wait abit there is a poem that I want you all to read (in ease) and so I need to zoom in and save as ... that and beg the Attractive be-layme to do her magic she is quicker,
well she just laughed and threw me to the wolves of photo shop/edit tools that then I have to muck with to see things with out shadows. (i need glasses, but a Dentist More!)

All the dogs I have had, they all came out on a fly by. yesterday, while I was on my walk-about,
dogs die and come back as eagles!

of course it makes perfect sense . . . to a duck.
Now take it and destroy the sentiment re write it as a bikers eulogy,
or a strumpets proud whine, of how she bedded yours and mine!
She went all ways to Sunday.
Then, on Sunday, she went to Church to tell her tales in the 'grope me booth'
to the delight of the monsignor . .
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 17, 2015 - 09:45am PT

Mouse Studios created many designs for the Grateful Dead. According to Wikipedia, Mouse Studios was created in 1959 by Mouse and his family as a mail order company. By the mid 60's its lead artists were Stanley "Mouse" Miller and Alton Kelly, whose creations were often credited to "Mouse & Kelly." According to Stanley Mouse, "Toon" was the nickname for Martin Gorak, an artist/magician from Detroit (a.k.a. "Martoon Master of the Mystic Poobah." "T" or "Tree" was Robert Tree. Mouse's recollection, is that during the creation of this particular cover, Kelly was in Boston."

Workingman's Dead (linked by Tobia on another thread) http://popspotsnyc.com/workingmans_dead/

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 17, 2015 - 10:34am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video] this then leads to many of similar style, gritty oldies with blowing tunes. blow
sorry girls.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 11:37am PT
DORF was equipped with two speakers over the front passenger and driver seats.
The 8-track cassette unit was right behind the driver and the playlist included these:

Grateful Dead--double LP
Workingman's DeadChunga's Revenge--Zappa
Happy Trails-double LP--QSMWhat About Me?--QSM
The Blues Project--warious artists
Exile on Main St--double LP
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 17, 2015 - 02:02pm PT
When you say Double LP do you mean that Skull and Roses, with: Big Boss Man, Bertha, Warft Rat, Goin' down the road, feelin' bad, not fade away, etc.?
[Click to View YouTube Video]This one 'cause It is short enough and up tempo
and the drummer was a friend of friend. . . well in a toxic sorta way .

CHUNGA'S REVENGE!!
I would go to Zappa shows with this good pal of mine, his shows were loud and hard to take as it was pre punk and all that, Bob Seegar Was Loud And Leon Russel too i was also at some Elvin Bishop thing were we got to sit in on the sound check.

The Zappa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIO3LhJoBCw
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 17, 2015 - 04:45pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 05:07pm PT
Yes...the eponymous double album.

"GRATEFUL DEADĒ
Side one
1. "Bertha" (Jerry Garcia†and†Robert Hunter)†Ė 5:27
2. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard)†Ė 2:42
3. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis)†Ė 3:34
4. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter and†Bob Weir)†Ė 4:39
Side two
"The Other One" (Bill Kreutzmann†and Weir)†Ė 18:05
Side three
6. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips)†Ė 3:06
7. "Big Boss Man" (Luther Dixon†and Al Smith)†Ė 5:12
8. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Fred Foster†and†Kris Kristofferson)†Ė 5:43
9. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry)†Ė 3:42
Side four
10. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia and Hunter)†Ė 8:31
11. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly†and†Norman Petty) / "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" (traditional)†Ė 9:14

And the thing about the track called "Chunga's Revenge" which appealed to me was that it totally reminded me of Millis' duck-talk.

It never came up to try to climb it, but Dave B. told me there was a TM route named Chunga's Revenge.

Non swquitur photo oppl
This was my favorite off the LP.[Click to View YouTube Video]

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 05:22pm PT
Where's that snowy picture taken, old butty?Don't say Briceburg.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 17, 2015 - 05:58pm PT
Southwest Colorado not far from the West Texas town of Laredo, my friend

Chunga's revenge hisownself


Funny thing about that mine in Mariposa, a few blocks up yonder some one remodeled his house along the lines of the tri-level sloping roofs.

So here's something to ponder. Little Ruby nuzzles (muzzles) up to me and let's it be known she's thinking of changing her name to Sapphire.


Holy Mackerel Andy. I can remember shunning meat for fish not for health reasons, but out of the fear of Hell ever after.






zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 17, 2015 - 06:41pm PT


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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 17, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 17, 2015 - 07:03pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2015 - 07:23pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

wow, you got it... :)

i wanted to challenge your curiosity, as to 'new things'...

now, like me, you can look up all these places, AFTER you find them
in the word search, :)

chance-by-chance, where IS it, i wondered, :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_By_Chance,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador


culture-clash cartoon: my dad would have loved that...
say, there is an earthworm day, too... did you know, :)

http://www.earthwormday.com/
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 17, 2015 - 07:24pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video] ho well I'm off o the working box and banished to the tablet...



All the dogs I have had, they all came out on a fly by.
Yesterday, while I was on my walk-about,
When dogs die I think they come back as eagles!
of course it makes perfect sense . . . to a duck.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2426286/Duck-Hunters-diary-pages-from
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 07:59pm PT
Roofus.[Click to View YouTube Video]
Skittish Miss.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
Would you like to swing on a star,
carry moonbeams home in a jar?
Or would you rather be a duck?
http://www.365daysofbirds.com/2014/05/12/day-110-would-you-rather-be-a-duck/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2015 - 11:05pm PT
Doppler Weather Map link.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/michigan/weather-radar-interactive

neebee showed me this link tonight.

We shared a "road trip."

She was shown the roads in and around El Portal and the Merced River and my brother Mike's place down at Merced Falls.

What have you been doing?

It's Otay if you say, "Oh, nothin' much."
[Click to View YouTube Video]
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2015 - 11:40pm PT
hey there say, mouse... well, i am back to painting... love that snow video...

say, here is the bird link:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/bird_songs_interactive/index.html

it is a very very good one... no doubt as to what bird, you are seeing, etc...


hmm, there must be a calif on, somewhere or a michigan, etc, one, too...
not sure, each state must do there own thing...

here's one-variety:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search.aspx
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 18, 2015 - 12:06am PT
For a slow - think five count between the type touch and the full two letters posting in front of me.

At the start of the video No Place To Go there is a shot where the viewer is looking forward on the right for ground is bushyness then left or straight up frame a wide pathway, I lived down a path almost identical to that . . . .

This is too much a pain to try to do more now and tomorrow I may scoot to the cliff that I developed thirty years ago.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2015 - 12:29am PT

...you can go anywhere...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 18, 2015 - 01:07am PT
I am gonna try and make it cut and paste . . .A take on the Sunrise, just add Tequila - Mmm
$2.69 for the limeade I had the Tequila from the deal bin eight bucks for the fifth! popThe birds in reverse order Brady the flying tennis ball who cheated at cards and said what you got , what ya holding? And would swear 1.
laugh like a drunken pirate.
Pastaschio the Naddy is a sweetly pie and loves to be out all day but chews and pecks at electricity !FOOPS,Below has a finger crack start that is as good as the harder famous roof moves.pop.Often, before giving the moves a go, or if you can not stand the pinky ripping jam at the lip,as happened here,
Swinging off and returning to rest at the 'cat bird seat'
in the back under the overhang, where the climber is in the picture. The birds in love going on twenty Years this ! Almost the same thing I said after four years together it took one more year to proper ask, she resembles the miniature and so do I !
pop
`we got married at Lunch Rock,er,Left of the darkest chimney & right past/across from the
White dock,
(where people stood watching us, standing under the canopy of rock and flowers hung on a very faded lilac colors rope)

We said our vows, I tied the knot and climbed out! under the big overhang.

The day was grey like the one here.or I would have jumped back in . . .
TAKING THE PLUNGE !
`The climbing off the Lake! was a special thing!
This shows the Cut Corners,
best climbed in January at dawn from an ice covered Lake.

`there is a traverse across the from beach to hotel porch or lap it back again.
Bravo '!the shablet pasted it as it need polish , the winter picture, swing the some placements but it worked and ten percent battery left to boot!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2015 - 01:15am PT

Yes, that's helpful...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 02:43am PT
What, are the animals registering to go climbing with the Poobah?

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Little darlin'.







zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 07:35am PT
How much does it cost to Rock currently?

Timid:

[You are] up against the Louie Louie Marathon wall you hippies, hodads, 1-hung-lows, hobos, hipsters, high-tech gurus, honey-dippers, hotshots, and hat twirlers.

Hope you can do it though. Is Nita finally doing a public gig? (get it on tape if you can).



http://www.louielouie.net/blog/?p=324


Neil Young got it now Robbie.

[Click to View YouTube Video]


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 07:52am PT
On the San Diego cat-front, not merely a cat, but meerkatz (zooBabyz not in my backyard).

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 07:55am PT

Do gnomes actually do this sort of thing or were these staged?

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:12am PT
No, not staged!!

Just the Dark Side of the family

If telling themDoes not help...
May the family of GNOME spare you!!
zBrown- Run,. . . Run now!'
I called Jessie the Ruthless wrangler, He that married in, . . . he like me
Knomees, the way to lift the zombie gnome curse, it must come from an objective soul, Not twin angry trollsFind one who's countenance is pure when sound asleep

We are getting the word out an audiophile with abig hart needs our help! call in the troops! ]SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND ! !
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:13am PT
Everybody remembers that Johnny Horton number, right.

(g)Nome to Alaska

this one goes out to ff.



[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:29am PT
i like to come this thread when i start drinking my morning coffee because when it starts making sense to me, i know i've had too much caffeine.

mouse, i saw your picture of "the bear" and went scrambling to find mine, that i took in '78, finding it,scanning it and loading it took a couple of hours and i forgot all about my coffee.

has he grown?

my good deed of the day, click ♥ ♣ ♪♫↑↓→ ←

timid, congratulations on being part of a record breaking concert. when i was looking for the bear picture, i came across this picture of nita and terry counts.


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:49am PT
How to protect your self from Zombie gnome curzzzzes

and yes we have our girls they are full of surprise, ezs.
and we treat them with love and respect, they have Magic Powers!
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:59am PT
Thank you zB. Ruby looks so cute!

I've yet to get to Nome. I've heard stories about Nome, of people camping on the beaches, winkling nuggets from the shore, harvesting enough to get by; not get rich, but get by.

They burn the shipping pallets in Nome for firewood. A treeless expanse of great places for wind skiing, I imagine. I hope to get there sometime.

And here is a map of the ring of fire.

ff
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:03am PT
Hey! All these gnomes and trolls! And zombies! Yikes! Next thing you know, there will be elf and faerie postings going on.

And I have not begun to comment on sky-rats and cats. Pigeons showing up around here often lead short lives, being easy prey for the eagles and hawks.

I am enjoying all these fascinating posts.

feralfae

Mouse, thank you for the fairies. Yes, of course we have magic powers. Each of us has our own magic powers, but maybe winged creatures, even sky rats, have a bit more magic. :)

Back to the gym . . .
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 09:08am PT
CHICO ROCKS!
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Wee small things pledge to protect and defend the good name Gnome.
It's legacy shall be one of peace, love, and understanding.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Not speaking to anyone yet, though.
Sneaker of understanding, would love a piece of squab.

Excellent shot of two young chicas, Tobia! What a find, man!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:13am PT

Vintage Norton 1948 Model 18 Bobber
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Should this video instead have been on the "What Song" thread?
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:15am PT
Mouse, I like Chico. The lead female vocalist has a beautiful voice.
Convergence. It's happening all the time, even if we don't notice it. :)

Have a good day, be well.
feralfae
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:17am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:19am PT

Establishing A Moss Lawn
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Use moss and beer...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 09:48am PT
http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/company/history/

[Click to View YouTube Video]World music from Turkey.

http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BClden_Karab%C3%B6cek
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 01:03pm PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbled_godwit
Timid, I just heard from our other birder besides Gypsy,

the formidable amyjo,

who "saw 600, or more, marbled godwits
at noon Tues out at Arrowhead Marsh flying in great ribbons about dusk
so close I could hear their wings."


And lastly, neebee wanted to know about robins bobbin' around Merced.
We got robins.
Meet King Robin.
This place is for the birds.


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 18, 2015 - 06:27pm PT
hey there say, marlow... wow, i am going to view the 'growing moss' video... i love moss... :)


we do get some here, off and on, in many areas...


also, wow!!!!! and wow again, thanks to god:

THE OL' SHED ROBIN, is NESTED again, in my shed...


:)




and, now... off to paint, again, i go...
:)

oh, and andy:

oh my, 90 degress, already... my mom said sanjose, was 80, either yesterday or today, i think???


oh my... :(
so hot, so soon... oh my...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 18, 2015 - 06:34pm PT
hey there say, MOUSE!! you got the canyons up and the rocks... wow, say, thanks... thanks to the ol' merced river, too, of course...


and, zbrown, will go hear dwight now, with the north to alaska... had fun with that song, with my grandkids, one summer... fun stuff...
but we heard the movie version...

i will sure love to hear dwights... love his work...
thanks...


also, got a surprise here for gnome and for you, in just a few minutes, as to meercats and gnomes...


and a hey there to feralfae... :)

THEN, i will go paints, :))
this is called 'being sidetracked' of course, :)


say, tobia, is that the bear, IN THAT PHOTO... grass area, shaped like a bear, or am i just 'imaginging' too much, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 06:35pm PT
A surprise!!!!????

Yancy is dejected when Bonnie ends their affair, telling him that she is moving with her husband to Sarasota.
As a "parting gift", she tells him a naughty secret: her real name is

Plover Chase


and she is actually a fugitive from Oklahoma, a former high school teacher indicted for extorting sex
from one of her underage students in exchange for favorable grades.


And check these little ones out.[Click to View YouTube Video]

The Surprise, Five Open Books - 5.10a - Three stars.

Equal time for all birds (excepting pigeions).

Ducks are getting entirely too much attention.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 18, 2015 - 06:37pm PT
hey there say, tobia and mouse, wow, YES, i just saw the 'bear' greenery, on mouse's PHOTO, too...


there, i got it... :)



*will go hear the turkish music next... :)
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 07:09pm PT
Lame duck? Lame duck tail.


Quack Quack


Hear me now, believe me later - I used to do this one. Had to wear a pullover (like the one I gave to McQueen) though - house rules.


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 18, 2015 - 07:32pm PT
hey there say, zbrown... this is for you... it is not my photo, so i do not know who to give credit to...

but, i PUT MY patty ann marie, in the ol' line up... and thus, only share this with friends...



and this is for gnome:



mouse, THIS was my bobby-cat, way back, before he died...



okay, sidetrack is NOW leading to the paint area...

for feralfae:

my workshop, so to speak...
as to oil painting:



THE ACRYLIC 'studio workshop' is in the dining/supper room, at the table,
:))




the sewing room, is in the basement and the dance room, is too, :)

dream catchers and earrings, are made through-out wherever, i happen to want to be...

and--the drill stuff, i do in the mudroom, as well, however,
I NEED a clamp.vise thing, and will have to decide where to set one up... :)

perhaps basement, then, ? not sure...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2015 - 07:39pm PT
Speaking of Fritz,

it's

with great pleasure and satisfaction that I have this to show you.
Connie Maricich, owner of the Leadville at a tender age.

My sister and I have each emailed her about a Coonrod family reunion in Idaho
involving the Shaws and who knows who. (Maybe me.)

She is in her nineties, I suppose. Married again, too.

I'll have more info, I presume, when she returns our queries.

Following is an article written by Dick Dorworth for Rocky Mtn. Espress.
http://archives.mtexpress.com/1999/12-01-99/12-1dlouies.htm

Featuring THE PERFORMERS!!!![Click to View YouTube Video]This chronicles how Sun Valley became first North American ski area in 1938 with the world's first chair lift.
It shows some great mogul and powder skiing from the early and late 70s, including the K2 demonstration team, often called the Performers.
They included Charlie McWilliams, Pat Bauman, John Clendenin, Bob Griswold, and Jim Stelling.
From the film "The Golden Years of Ski Films" by Dick Barrymore.


Warren MillerNoted ski film producer Warren Miller, while in his early twenties, wintered in Sun Valley from 1946Ė49,
first living in a car and small teardrop trailer in the River Run parking lot.
Miller would later rent an unheated garage for five dollars per month and sublet floor space to friends to pitch their sleeping bags (at fifty cents per night).
One of these friends was Edward Scott, the future inventor of the lightweight aluminum ski pole.
This extra cash helped Miller purchase his first rolls of 16 mm movie film, jump-starting his motion picture career.
During this time he evolved from ski bum, to ski instructor, to ski filmmaker.
Miller has since traveled and filmed all over the world, but until recent years he continued to return to Sun Valley virtually every year.
He has featured Sun Valley in dozens of his annual films, which has helped publicize the Sun Valley region worldwide.
His movies still play around the country today.

I can't recollect when I last saw a Warren Miller film.

That's cuz downhillin' ain't my thing and I've NEVER watched one.

Fish tacos and Warren Miller ski films go together well, I'm sure, but it's not "me."



zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 18, 2015 - 08:54pm PT
Last Warren Miller? Sometime in the early 1980's. Santa Monica Civic Theatre. Really cannot recall my last scorpion taco.

Seems like a long time ago. Apparently he don't come round no more.

[Click to View YouTube Video]



say there say neebee

Meow (I can't remember what meerkats say)

squeak squeak?

[Click to View YouTube Video]

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 19, 2015 - 01:54am PT
hey there say...

was just remembering, this:
[Click to View YouTube Video]

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-09-12/sports/sp-1402_1_finish-line

from wikipedia:

FROM WIKIPEDIA: "Gabriela ("Gaby") Andersen-Schiess (born May 20, 1945 in ZŁrich) is a former Swiss long-distance runner who participated in the first women's Olympic marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Though living in Idaho and working as a ski instructor at the time, Andersen-Schiess represented Switzerland in the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Fourteen minutes into the 1984 Olympic marathon, Joan Benoit began to pull away from the rest of the pack. She went on to win in a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 52 seconds. Twenty minutes after Benoit finished, then 39-year-old Andersen-Schiess entered the stadium."


[youtube=lBasZWjd92k&feature=player_embedded]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBasZWjd92k&feature=player_embedded
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 19, 2015 - 02:24am PT
Hey tapping early and that means sticatico

neebee see in' your members of the clan gnome !

And such a space to paint!,thanx for the share. . .

Funny thing as twilight set in my cave I took two pictures too!

Wait a bit it is mud time that is Joe , no?

Coffee!

Oh my a boat has flipped off the coast of Małta
And a wildfire in Riverside outside of LA, Corona Highway Fire!

My wife paints as without my input

I paint too, with her help & input,

She wants to stay off the computer

she likes to search animal rescue

and not to share here

o' we share all all the time no time apart too

As bad as I am, She is good!. . . . ?

As good as she is I am bad, . . . ?

at life ingenuity I am better than she, at stability she is all!
We, completely different, compliment each other making a strong team.

Our own Tribe of four, two kids + with the Bunny. And bird,
and the recent passing of our Daisy dog,
We are off the road till the kids are ready set to go

If that will coincide with travels and festivals of the Taco kind?
I can only hope but can not say now , yet.

The '84 LA Olympics followed the Lake Placid '80 games
No kidding
Stating the obvious,
the games twice gave me great cover to go climbing in California
I also was lucky in the Caliber of ride, traveling back then, you know, cheap gas, food, bivy ing.
Where ever, the good ole' days?

When my wife who wants not to share here, but has input to inpart . . . that works (sorta')
When she hears my groan over some taco strife, she lets me know to credit her, . . . It is a start.

Her favorite saying was always Shut Up and Climb!


but I share the best, important, good, sweet, bad,
hmm that seems like all ,
I try to share all with her . . . . to her great pain and suffering (only sorta' kidding)

She is my angel, and the Right angle to my crooked wats,
Well my electric could be called that, but that word "wats" should read ways

Wait a bit I post and save and see!


xzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzx
. . .
I cannot say sorry enough I posted no pins to your thread,

I will try to. . .
my few should /will be good shares .

My wife paints as without my input and I paint too
She wants to stay off the computer
she likes to search animal rescue
and not to share here,
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 19, 2015 - 02:26am PT
hey there say, good morning gnome... happy coffe time... :)
got to go paint now, :)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 19, 2015 - 03:45am PT
NO MORE USEING silly symbol emote -o-con like faces they cut and lose whole posts - any try at a correction or edit and the post after the symbol cuts and runs never to be retrieved?
I run to history and pull up the went for coffee moment the cause was some hokey spelling of the word Malta it read "Ma;/@$&ta" I could not let it stand but then when I a went to edit your glitch my glitch
And all of the above post was lost after the st00pid symbol (after that the jJ Boyd won't share here,) see that little bugger?. . . . . . it is my last stupid symbol with a hat!

What it was also that I wanted to impart
, neebee,
We love your painting ! It has your spirt and light about it!
My sister in law paints as well,
paints and she is a great gal and has four grown kids with grand units always a popping out from one or another she is our link to family that has spread out from Ohio.

I mention her here because her thyroid was a flutter: mimicked Dementia!
She was getting confused. Confusing the boys and girls birth days and sending wrong to one or another.

She was a bit flustered about it as she is a list maven from way back in the "e. s. t."1970s
Day planner . . . . .? . . .she has two! So it confuse dates and addresses was a concern.

Anyway it was a mis regulating thyroid ! plus age / sleep, etc. - ya' know the drill !!

What a world
my grandmother and mother started to eat like birds out of vanity in the 1950s
By the '70s then granny was shrinking! From 5foot3 to 4ft6!

Now my mom too but they remained sharper and mental breakdown was the very last malady that visited them.
not counting the cantankerous nature that displays itself as the tip of the dis functional iceberg that is many family's "dirty laundry".
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 19, 2015 - 08:42am PT
My wife thought this went well with my neanderthal personality,
( and would give reasonable doubt as to the source of the smell in the man-cave.)
She has a Keen sense of what is trendy in decorating and has a knack for a deal!
All,
I'm moving cross country and need to shed (wink) my treasured wooly mammoth taxidermy. It's been in the family for 15 years and let's just say it's been hairy attempting to move it cross country.
This was featured in Jumanji and the served as the mold in Ice Age 2 Age Of Extinction.
For the right buyer it will be free as long as moving costs and labor are handled. It will take a herd but a move is possible.
Text me if interest at show contact info First come first served as this will move fast.
Picture attached.
Best,
Pete

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/zip/4985648424.html


On a Bright note, A week from now , Next weekend, is garbage day.
When we are admonished by local government to bring our broken useless treasures to the Parking lot corresponding to one's zip code, for Trashing.

So that will make room for "Morty"(Morticia addams)
Not the Ice age, Ray Romano spelled with an A, cartoon .,
More a Marx brothers by way of Phill and the boys of Firesign theater,
or a John Cleese from Monty Python,type of persona.
she'll look Cool In Shades!






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2015 - 09:14am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Stick Figure/Smoke Stack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdCiArpvLw
Stick Figure/Weight of sound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp9c3d7Gy9o

Find the Words takes @ 20 minutes, FYI, neebee.

http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp?zipCode=330363038888
Angle Park/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_Park,_South_Australia
Athelstone/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athelstone,_South_Australia
Chidda/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidda_railway_station
Ottoway/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoway,_South_Australia

Ottoway Lakes/Clark Range: Mount Clark (11,527 feet), Red Peak (11,699 feet), Gray Peak (11,578 feet), and Merced Peak (11,731 feet) are located somewhat close to the southern border of Yosemite National Park, near the Ottoway Lakes.

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/clark-range-circuit/map
Today. Good mornin'.

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 19, 2015 - 12:48pm PT
Where we gonna eat?

I thought yelp was what Ruby did when Michele steps on her, but apparently it's also a rating machine. This place made the Yelp 100. Pretty sure it's safe at night.

Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana BC (in Chula Vista - #29 on the nationwide list)


Here's another one.

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Lynnie and Lena's Day Off without Ferris Bulldog

Afterwards, we went to Chula Vista for tacos at Tacos el Gordo. There are only two Tacos el Gordo locations. One is in Chula Vista and one is in Tijuana. Itís supposed to be authentic Mexican style tacos. They were pretty good tacos. We tried tacos de cabeza (head meat), tacos de buche (stomach), and tacos de adobada (spiced beef and pork). Amy tried tacos de lengua (tongue). It was all quite yummy. Tacos de cabeza sounds weird but it tasted like the meat from the bones used for making pho soup. Tacos de buche was good and had a different texture but it was a bit too salty for me. All of us girls liked the tacos de adobada the best because it was was flavored with spices and had a slightly crispy texture. The tacos de adobada meat was cut from a rotisserie that looked like the ones they use for gyros. They had a half of a pineapple on the top of the rotisserie, maybe for flavor.
Gypsy

Social climber
Usually behind the camera
Apr 19, 2015 - 05:11pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2015 - 05:36pm PT
You should talk a bit louder. But you don't need to yelp. I have tintinitus is all...ain't deaf..."

"What say?"

"Said, ain't DEAF!"

"You want corn or flour tortillas?"
I was invited along on a flying trip to Fresno just below the San Joaquin with Gene. Veni, vidi, vici, baby. We made it home again by 3:30...
having dined really well at MARIE'S ENCHILADAS on Main.I had the beef chile colorado with homemade corn tortillas. Gene had huevos rancheros. It's all "homemade," folks.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/maries-mexican-kitchen-merced-2

It's featured in the Supertaco review as well.
Fhttp://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2553807&msg=2553807#msg2553807

We'd been to Fresno to let him do some WORK. I snoozed in the front of the car while he walked the properties, mumbling into a recording device.

Then we elected to try taking Santa Fe Drive, the back-roadish way into Merced via Le Grand and Planada (I'd like to be given a dollar for every almond tree and pistachio tree we saw traversing this route) and so we drove northish, back over the San Joaquin River bridge (nice new highway bridge right next to the old SPRR bridge).

This is where there had been a gas explosion along the highway just yesterday. [See the link.] It was a bit reminiscent of our last run up to Jackass Meadow and coming home through Oakhurst when we caught the opening act of a wildfire there last year.
http://www.kcra.com/news/chp-large-fire-shuts-down-hwy-99-near-fresno/32430206

We headed toward the foothills on the north-south Road 22 and intersected Santa Fe Drive just below Berenda Slough and cruised north to Alaska, I mean, Le Grand.

I talked Gene into trying a burrito at the Plainsburg taco shop/store that the Rev and I visited once several months back (it was Sunday-closed, dag-nabbit!) and in our travels there we happened to run across the OLD cemetery for the area, not the Le Grand cemetery which I had already visited, but the one called the Turner-Helm cemetery.

It's not in an obvious spot and I've often wondered where it was. A lot of names on the stones are names of geographic features out there in the 'Plains'--Turner being the most significant (Turner Island).

We didn't stop long, just enough to stretch and to snap a couple of shots. I left the camera home today. It takes away from the camaraderie when I'm always shooting. We had pleasant conversation all the way and it was a pleasure visiting with Gene, as always.

It's been a good day.

Nice spread you got there, neebee. ;0)

This is the sort of country that we went through...flat till you come up to the foothills. These pics are from 2013. There are several new orchards out there since that summer.

God bless the child that's got his own deep well.

The Chowchilla River is totally dry, no flow at all. And these farmers are still putting in orchards to beat the band. Call it the "The Almond Bubble."
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 19, 2015 - 06:14pm PT
Aye (and I)

"Took an untrodden path once, where the swift don't win the race
It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth
Took a stranger to teach me, to look into justice's beautiful face
And to see an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2015 - 07:26pm PT
Well, we each had a Pepsi on the road this afternoon, so that was a real thing.

Or was it? It made me happy to be not thirsty. Disneyland sold both brands, as I recall from an online article I just read. I'm wingin' this...

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/coca-cola-music/is-this-the-worlds-happiest-song

GHOST--if you see this, there are MORE rising musical stars for you not to recognize in the clip. It's not a very happy song, IMO. It left me flatter than an open Coke that's been in the sun all afternoon.

Down by the Chowchilla River bridge is an old boneless free range chicken ranch that went bust. There's an old white van parked near the river there, or should I say by the dry channel of the river?

Yes, Fritz, I scammed that one from THE FAR SIDE. :0)

But the pioneers' Turner-Helm cemetery is as real as things get.

My personal history includes living in Redding in the early fifties on Liberty Street, where the local Coca-Cola bottling plant stood, crates of glass coke bottles stacked up in the front, waiting to be washed and re-filled.We neighbor kids used to go over to the plant and check out the bottoms to see where each bottle originated. We never took them--what would a 4-year-old do with them, anyway? Too young to know about bottle rockets, too.

Louis Nye, the comedian, did some commercials for Like, a drink from Seven-Up. This link has stories of under-appreciated performers.
http://illfolks.blogspot.com/2013/10/louis-nye-teenage-beatnik.html

[Click to View YouTube Video]I haven't been able to find which title was on Side B.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 19, 2015 - 07:44pm PT
Here me now and believe me later.

That 'b' side is most likely Roland Rockoff

There is a lot more beatnik music than you might guess at first palm reading


Everybody knows The Champs, no? Dave "Baby" Cortez could kick Pito Wilson's ass any day.


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Palm Reader de National City. Safe at night? You be the judge.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2015 - 08:00pm PT
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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 19, 2015 - 08:05pm PT


Baby Cortez did Green Onions

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Speaking of The Santa Monica Civic (1972)

Hope my baby don't get the cat scratch fever, something to make us all happy

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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 19, 2015 - 08:12pm PT
BUBBAGUMP

Mountain climber
Dantes Inferno

Dec 27, 2011 - 05:16pm PT
Pretty sweet stuff.

Try this on for size. This chick knows what she's doing.


https://sites.google.com/a/stephabegg.com/website/home/photography

Well okay then

I am lazy watching the National Parks Special on the PBS channel a Ken Burns 'joint'. ., .
Empire of Grandeur (1915 - 1919)
Yosemite, Glacier, So many of the parks and a great roll through the heroes of outdoor preservationists. The paradox of need to protect the wild from the Hordes and at the same time gleen the value of the places. The relative beautiful serenity of the wild places, are the greatest threat to to them.


My Chimney, Is cleaned,where it needs to be the arrogance of nature's perfection. ? . . .
Clune and Perch & Gnome (Left to right) '84? Skytop for sure.

Ho man this thing ! ...that is the one I was trying to move from Weedges' arrogance 'joint'

Wait a bit and I hope to let the redundancy hang around till sun - up and desktop access.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 19, 2015 - 08:23pm PT
Speaking of Moody Coliseum (1968)

[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2015 - 08:28pm PT
You've been exposed to the Incomparable Valley Syndrome.

It's main effect is a fostering of the belief in a system to "better manage" the scenic resources while dealing with the destructiveness and carelessness of visitors.

This leads to concessionaires. It is a deadly paradox. Nobody really likes it, but hey, it's the law.

Enjoy the fantasy.

And enjoy the rain dance, too, another fantasy, Otay?
http://thenationalparkservice.bandcamp.com/track/rain-dance

Scenic beauty enhancement.
Pray, have a good night, ladies and gents.
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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 19, 2015 - 10:06pm PT
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED ?
Not until you have climbed in New Jersey!There are very diverse lines going up the left side of the Blue Gus Chimney, and take a joint start for gear and then fan out
the easy way is 5.8 yet it mirrors the 5.11c!
Two other lines weave up and go at the mid 5.10 range.





BLUE GUS CHIMNEY,The right side of the chimney is Photo opportunity wall and can be climbed at three well protected grades depending on the obstacles choosen,

the most direct(.11c/d) finishes straight out over the overhangs at the top,
with a big throw to a square cut hold just below the final roof. (3 pins removed)
The climb needs a bolt! or two!

This move can be protected or by-passed by moving right to the skyline edge and back left and up. There is gear,
just not always where it needs to be There are many distinct yet tangled lines.
When the Ice sets up the thing is an Ice Box! this is now the hot new climbing area in NJ! the Blue Gus Chimney named for Gus Neff,
Tye Neff's son from Los gatos Ca. (?I have lost touch)and his suffering,
near freezing while belaying in the Ice Box!



Edit to say wow Wow! WOW,!

The seconds are coveted for sure,!

Tad that is Amazingly cool coincidence! The One and only Ty Neff!?
All that I can say as of now is that his son and I were inseparable for the kidz very tough teenage years,
Ty was no longer in the picture.
His Mom, a photographer traded darkroom time for climbing.

Then they moved to Los Gatos
I would see the Blue Gus one more time

he was in the Gunks and by the fates,
let two black six month old puppies
out of a house on the edge of greater Gunks range, in mid summer.

That meeting was a test the I badly failed and your question
Makes me regret qmy stupidity for losing my temper.

I have been trying to find any of them, father and son, without anyone saying anything till you now.

Where is the written reference ? (Not mnt prjct)

His mom's new married name was Donna Compton, and she might know, her husband was Kevin I think but am not %100, sure, she climbed he played guitar.
Ty remains the question though , he left me a message once on a answering machine, it was a hoot. Now that I have kids I realize how bitter sweet the words were.
I had fostered in his son a climbing style that he was also a strong proponent of. and that he was calling to thank me for banging pins and forcing mixed lines in the middle of no-where as if they were front and center some where, Gus had shared that I had turned him into a Popsicle when the ice in the back left corner up there set up blue , Gus turned blue, Gus had a blue streak in his hair and my language was blue, so pardon if He, Ty, The Father, not the step-dad, Was Blue also!! it was at least five yrs to late for the concerned dad routine,and a funny message, it remains, a memory of the best daze of my life, I never met Ty Neff,
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2015 - 12:07am PT
hey there say, all...

lively, embers, here, for the ol' flames... :)

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have fun...

now, LET'S all practice, ;)


edit:
ooops, forgot to mention...
love those large layered canyon type rocks, up thread...
very nice, nice art-wise, as well...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 04:49am PT
Sirtaki, the "Zorba dance."[Click to View YouTube Video]
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I did not realize that you have a separate place in your basement for dance, neebee.

That's pretty cool. There is one half of the Mezzanine floor here or it may be the ground level, not sure which, in the hotel which is a Ballroom. It never gets used for anything at all now.

The hotel manager was talking about it with us on Good Friday at the drawing for the Easter Baskets--I told you that I won the raffle for the adult basket (household cleaning & convenience products AND another laundry basket).

I was reading up in Wikipedia on these European squat thrust dances. My knees hurt (metaphorically) all of a sudden! :0)

And today's ride to Fresno took us to a location which is home to Fresno Stars Dance Studio. Gene took a picture of me standing in front.

Yelp's working overtime today, it would seem.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/stars-dance-studio-fresno

Our family's memories include many dance classes. Lenna took hula and ballet. I was twelve and had to learn square dancing--Grampa Bill and Gramma were square dancers in the forties and fifties in Redding. I needed to learn ballroom dancing, too, so Mom enrolled me in 8th grade with Eve Beekman, a local REALLY OLD spinster who had a very noticeable limp--she was probably all of sixty in that year.

Mom and Dad learned Latin dancing when we lived in Sacramento. She used to love to dress up for those Saturday night classes.

Stayin' Alive
ah-ah-ah-ah
Stayin' Ali-i-i-ive
Stayin' Alive
--beegees

Who remembers the movie written by Sly Stallone? It was forgettable for me until tonight![Click to View YouTube Video]



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 05:08am PT
Here's a fine mess in the State of Wyoming.

No deaths, just dozens of injuries, thank God.

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2015/04/18/news/01top_04-18-15.txt#.VTTqZdJVhHw

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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2015 - 06:05am PT
hey there say, mouse...
wow, nice dance shares, there...
yep, had ye' ol' fledermaus was down there in the dance room,
opera'ting some smooth moves, and having a 'ball' one night, :O

oh my... took a bit, 'til i felt good to get back down there, :))

got to make it a point to use the room more now... :)


edit:
wow, i loved that tap, to the greek music...
say, i can belly dance to that, :))
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 20, 2015 - 07:34am PT
Big Rock Chocolate Candy Mountains

1:50 vandals took the handles

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 12:08pm PT
Hall of mirrors, Pigeon Fun House, Middle Earth.Not quite in the same league as Gypsy's gorgeous, perfect avian photography.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gypsyflores/

And she's a DJ with eclectic taste, as well.
http://www.ashevillefm.org/musical-migrations

Always, thank you for your contributions to the Flames thread, Gypsy.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 20, 2015 - 07:10pm PT

Watermelon oh man!
I pity the poor immigrant
who wishes he would have stayed home


mongo is straight (either that or a pawn in the game of life, afterall)

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 20, 2015 - 08:18pm PT
Richie Havens (January 21, 1941 Ė April 22, 2013)

When questioned who had sent for him
He answered with his [left] thumb

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 20, 2015 - 08:34pm PT
is it just a case of the colored girls going "Doo do doo do doo do do doo..."?

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 08:40pm PT
There goes the sun.Click/enlarge to see the colorful traffic lights.


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 20, 2015 - 08:46pm PT
I see what you're talking about.

Hey Joe

Take a walk (on the wild side)

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Crosby Stills Nash and (Where's Neal)


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 09:04pm PT
The Wild Side of the Road

Solving problems with heads and hearts was the theme of Chips, according to the producers.

Adam-12, Car 54 Where Are You, Emergency, these were more my thing.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 09:13pm PT
Your mix for 4-15-15 is so entertaining!

Give these shows a listen, kids. You won't be sorry.

Picture is from the page with the shows listed.

One more time:

Musical Migrations can be heard here
http://www.ashevillefm.org/musical-migrations

This should have been posted way earlier today. It was placed in the wrong thread, though.

So...Juan MORETHYME.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2015 - 10:56pm PT
The almond trees in back of the cemetery are quite young. In looking for this place on a Doppler Radar Map it is brown, just planted with almond slips.

The pioneers had no such views. It was plains, plains, and more plains planted with wheat and barley.

This is some of the richest soil in the San Joaquin, so it's no wonder folks settled here in Plainsburg. That town's population was probably larger than Merced's once.

The Santa Fe RR came through in about 1896, I think, and the folks drifted over thataway four miles and settled in Le Grand, where there is a depot still, but it's derelict.Our friend Gene is quite good at naming the year in which a particular building was erected, based on certain features common to the era--the shape of the windows, the age of the glass (it runs and gets warped), and the size of eaves, for example.

This was a very educational trip for me.

Thanks again, Gene!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 04:51am PT
Oh yeah Real Estate!!
Heres my pick back when In the early dayz of the century it was for sale to the Slumber jack
NUMBER ONE OBSERVATORY CIRCLE>where wreaked havoc or wrought havoc from

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




THE, what is DICK ?(a polite question?)"S PAGE:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2610562/What-is-dick




AND THE SAD ANSWER:
https://www.google.com/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm#channel=mac_bm&q=dick+cheney




Time is fleet underfoot and gone one kid the other get's driven and it is only a quick mile,to the school! the kidz to day are want for a word here , SPOILED is not a word that even comes into the picture. ( this as per the topic on the front page that spoils that page as to be about Bikes and is not rising to the great under reported youth of climbing showing the dirt poor kid that makes good pulling hard that I and you have never heard of,
As for my kidzes they both don't get to go to school as I wish they would , the
Goly:
GET UP TO EARLY, Takes the bus that is no good the Bus is where all sorts of things, Dubious firsts of young teen ness , yikes my choice would be to drive her cross town 5miles? but no it is the boy and a walking distance and a 'good' neighborhood but again at a sad way of looking at this world we think:
the length is not the issue it is the random acts that seem to occur, like limes disease,
these trerrible things keep happening to bright and (again wishewashy word) 'GOOD Kids'. This paranoia runs in to the dreams of the collective.
gone to make the doughnuts. . . .[Click to View YouTube Video]

SO half my posts today seem to be diapearing as if the gremlins and flippin'da boyd' gnomez are coluding with my own glitchygremlinn suitor, to especially scewr no screw things up if i leave page to spell check, darn gone is half a Page!!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 06:16am PT
So I will start again may be wait a darn bit . . .

HOO, Real Estate and investment advice, I used to say buy both ,I liked Residential, pharmaceutical and Oil support stockz :
https://www.google.com/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm#channel=mac_bm&q=schlumberger

that I was gonna jump up and down on sluber jack the twist rip on Schlumberger pronunced
SLUMBER JAY< or the more french slum bergea' . . .
the company is as much a succubus as the vaulted Halliburton and has a symbiotic relationship with all things oil . . that now they atlas for the first time in twenty years has to lay off thousands,
post and go back to place links it should be understood that if i happen to miss click and undo this then gone and no date night so to the gm and walking' to get the sweet wife who's end i show? maybe not. y? because I want a date night befor july!!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 21, 2015 - 06:52am PT
this thread has padded walls
we the underdogs.

i like to come in here
and throw myself sideways

it'z a silent tragedy.
i don't make no drama
as my doom unfolds in my lap.

no wheezing as i fight for life,
only a blue-lipped half smile.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:00am PT
Well then I will not just edit like a Pansy NOT A PANSY
I will continue with this trite sh it though as to the PHarA zooticalling it self gud for mankind:
This was a good ?? company once upon a time ,
If you Invested a dime in'83 in sheering Plow, the way it is said because the word 'pronounced' is to hard to spell if you invested a dime in '83 and cashed out in '09, when the whole shebang was bought by Merc for $4.1 Billion>>> the pay out would have been . . .

well, now i will try to figure that out but safe to say you would be better off thanif you had owned Lucent/nextel. . .one time the Lauded AT &T.

I say this as to wonder out loud after the one and Only
Trace Readington Mason III
who after a long drinking spell from fifteen(15) to thirty-eigh(38)t, sobered up, after pushing a Hartford cop, and doing a six in, with three forgiven,Traded up for a half- way house and high-way pickup stick in orange jumper, He was well invested In Merc and traded much away for the Lucent dog!
If only he had bought a house from me or my house from me or any house he would not be dying of drink on his moms couch and dreaming of climbing rope free up to five ten in nineteen eightys. . . (1980's)

numbers(#) are better when you use 'em :
#
15
38
1980's
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:11am PT
f*#k off knome
the second half of
my thought always
comes out first.

i gotta rearrange,
it aint know act of cowardice
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:28am PT
yeah my tihS is all down-side up dna sdarwkcad,
Just plain Bazz Ackwards,

T00
well neither of them
but to go back and combine the to no two is too waste and not to save the vice, that is my device

, and phuk* you, too -

I resist the urge to use your su'name that fits and rhymes so well
( GO _-_-_-_ Y'R SELF -_-_ -_-_)
It all seems, that taken with piss and salt
see's likr' as not to be to a greetin' from you to me
Here's one from me to you!

I resist the urge to use your su'name that fits and rhymes so well
( GO--*--- Y'R SELF Ch*------)

Say I know, lets see and hear more on what & how to solo using the Patner that is mute it seems to be a good device , all of these RSO NICE!
T00
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 07:55am PT
Here comes the sun

Here come the sun

Here come the judge

Here come the verdict

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/sun

Down went the sun

Should have sold

Prime real estate has oil, boys

It takes a gold mine to own a gold mine

Ask poor Pathfinder of the Mariposa

Gents, he shoulda stayed in the hills

He never belonged in Washin'ton

Too many dicks

Benton Mills was named for the wife

Mt. Bullion was named for the father-in-law

Pathfinder became Fremont, CA

Home of Moose, Drool, and Clime

Pretty nice weather today

But a little dry

It's hard rock minin' now

If you miss your water you can't find your gold

So go crush some rock

You can quote me on the exchange

Refer all questions to the Advice & Cheese Shop, please

Ask for MFM

Hot real estate tip for the day: Holding in Brown's Flat, CA

http://roadsidethoughts.com/ca/browns-flat-xx-tuolumne-map.htm

It's not THAT close to The Grotto, but it's not all that far, either


Bonus pics from Mapcarta.com
[Click to View YouTube Video]
PLEASE use your head out in the tall tinder...it's FIRE SEASON.
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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 08:06am PT
C as the jJay boyd complains nice day
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 08:20am PT
JC drives a CJ mostly when He's here.

His other car is a lowrider and He answers to the name "Haysoos."
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 21, 2015 - 08:24am PT
Now that Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to the President, The White House and I are corresponding, I thought I'd share a little bit.

Here is where Herr Obama will be heading for the first time tomorrow.

The Everglades



Acadia National Park


Does Obama pack, or is he a knife man? And we're not 'bout Skeeter Davis here.

Struck the courthouse out of shape.

Real estate, yeah, but a man can't live there. Can a dog? Don't know, I'll ask Ruby, she'll probably just yelp and shake my hand, "no".

[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 21, 2015 - 09:01am PT
At least the Kingston Trio and the Everly Brothers could get along even if the police and Rodney King (and everybody else?) couldn't.

Live and let live, even share your guitar riffs. What came first, the chicken-little or the gator?


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-Tulbaghia Violacea

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 11:43am PT
0f course the wife moaned and said "I had a flat belly like that. What Happened? I blame you"
then I was forced to say "They were bigger too", "No" she said "they're still too big just moved is all"
it was a moment .. .I love this goyl!! all what I want and wait for yes !.



Try to imagine the fit I am having between being told on the boob tube that all is great the best ever by a talking spa treated asif talking Buffalo/ Bison
While simultaneously loosing the signal thus since all is bundeled the TV Phone and I-net goes down on cue, at least once every two hours ,
when I explode on the phone that cost me too much and I must keep , they piss me off more, rant over
z
heres the score, I was so into that /this sound when i brought down the computer. My life has really not rited it self it was a full roll over ...
ATURTLING a turtle ing
fully needing the removal of old curuppted mother board and replacing same (if only it were so easy in . .. ..)wait a bit the game with this new board, is that I needed training,
BEFORE i tried to up-load. . .
You Called it azknucklehead I messed up the scanner up-load commands ? some-how? and am still not the Masters favorite pupil.
I found the fiLMORE'r show the whole enchilada but this was sweet an' short [Click to View YouTube Video]


THIS IS THE OPENING SONG OF THAT SHOW :Ry Cooder & David Lindley04/27/94 - Fillmore Auditorium (OFFICIAL)[Click to View YouTube Video]

- Full Concert -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlcjR1cuwrs
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 02:19pm PT

http://www.yahoo.com/politics/the-nras-deceptive-shell-game-with-donations-a-116744915796.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Lee_Ermey

[Click to View YouTube Video]As I have stated elsewhere, I owned no guns in the past.
I DO, however, appreciate their place in our lives as a means of keeping the peace, not necessarily as a means of settling disputes except as a very last resort.

Men like Chris W. Cocks don't care what I think, though. I don't know WHAT they are thinking.

These fellows seem to think they are untouchable, apparently.

It was good to see this Yahoo "expose" of how these DICKS go about their business. And it is a business, so why give them any more tax advantages?

This is not the Gun Debate Sandbox, but it is my soapbox.

If my ethics were as warped as theirs, the NRA would be footing the bill for the Rim fire.

THAT'S A JOKE, PRIVATE PYLE! YOU WILL LAUGH ONLY ON COMMAND! NOW LAUGH!

"Sir, ha-ha, sir!"


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I heard a stupid rumor that the rockfall that wiped the Old Coulterville Road turn-off at the Cookie Cliff was caused by echoing gunfire.

That's enough. What with the Telegraph fire, the Rim fire, and all these Marines at home on the gun range, it's too Smokey in here.

Time to lighten up with Patsy.[Click to View YouTube Video]
So ever'body grab a partner and dosey-do!


So what brought all this down like a rockfall at Squamish? I went to the VA Clinic for my appt. with Doc Love and he's telling me I'm NOT going in for hernia surgery anytime soon. I have had another bout of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) which was the reason for my legs swelling as they did.

He mentioned nothing of the sort the last visit. As long as the hernia is not painful, I will survive. He is far more concerned with my staying alive, I suppose, than being able to be active.

I have also been told by Doc Love that I should not go to altitudes for any length of time, as it risks my life. He put the kibosh on my attending the City of Rocks get-together. Sad, but I'll get over it.

It's the way the old boulder tumbles, to use a sport-trundling term.

Traditional trundlers pretend they aim, but they don't, you see.

I will not deny myself the Yosemite Facelift, but I may use discretion and only attend for half a week this year, to please the Doc.

He tells me that I'm going on two new meds, too. And he's ordered support stockings for me as well. It seems I have in my calves a condition known as venous stasis, which is defined as "congestion and slowing of circulation in veins due to blockage by either obstruction or high pressure in the venous system, usually best seen in the feet and legs."

VS is a risk factor for forming blood clots in veins (venous thrombosis), as with the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis or DVT).

If you saw the condition of the skin on my legs, you might remark on it. It resembles tree bark, to me. I need a lanolin-based lotion to be applied after showering when the skin is still damp. He's ordered something along that line for me to try, as well.

I'm exercising judgement in my old age like I never did when younger. I simply want to stick around to enjoy my friends: Gnome's continued outraged banter, raised middle digit and all; zBrown's moderating influence and humor; Gypsy's photos; Throwpie's commentary; the occasional drop-in by others here on The Flames; Supertopo in all its guises (entertainment, education, message board, rants, etc.); and neebee's painting and amiability.

Weege, do we have enough padding here? I can find some more. I just got three sofa cushions, each six inches thick by @ 24" on a side, from an old sofa someone left on the fifth floor landing. I'm trying to accommodate everyone, see. And you are special, being both dead and alive.

By the way, arrogance becomes you.

I think the ammo box is empty. Time to collect the brass and sell it off.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 02:23pm PT
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The desk clerk/receptionist at the VA Clinic, a good man and a real white-hat, has a silly photo posted of "Tim's Desk" which has Gunny Hartman's picture on it.

It triggered all this shyte.

I managed to eat two of the donuts next to the coffee urn (it was a slow Monday out there, hardly anyone waiting) and then snatched another for the road. They were excellent!

I managed the ride out and back on the bike in about twenty minutes, just about the same time as if I'd taken a city bus, so I got my low-impact aerobic workout this morning.

This is a perfect day, temperature-wise, only in the mid-seventies. And the rest of the week promises to be the same.

Rockfall at the Cookie Cliff.
"Father of boulders."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 04:27pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Evergreen perennial.

You could do worse than plant this around your domicile.

Fairly drought-resistant.

Deer-resistant.

Do you mind the smell of onions?

Do you mind a big mess and a big maintenance burden?

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 21, 2015 - 04:56pm PT
You can always wash your hands. I'm moving some of the big ones (dark green) in front to the back and replacing them with the smaller (light green variety).

Too lazy to take a photo. Interesting that all the Google images show the light green ones as much bigger than mine. Who'd a thought 'garlic envy".



Well maybe not all. They are very ez to grow and don't require much water. Bugz don't like them, presumably because of the smell.

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 21, 2015 - 05:14pm PT
Neither a push-over nor a pull-over be.



Courtesy of this person:

http://benchsitter.wordpress.com/

who just now made a second appearance on the STF and warrants at least temporary-honorary inclusion in the redoubtable posse of The Flames.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 05:35pm PT


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 06:24pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video] she let me make a mess . .. ..
to show her long sufferin' at my strange eye, here it is raw it needs work but some other time
[Click to View YouTube Video]
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 21, 2015 - 06:51pm PT
hey there say, mouse... read the doc visit... also, say,
perhaps, just for a history note:

you could share that bit of the telegraph fire, in the fire thread?
someone might remember it and want to comment? as to hmmm, whatever...

you never know... might help out, too, ?, with insight, ?

thanks for sharing...



http://geology.com/articles/debris-flow/
wow, hope the 'flow' settles down again, here,
one remembers that, the debris flows can do damage, oh my...

i just learned about this from the crater thread...
debris flows build up, and happen, a bit different than an outright mudslide...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:16pm PT
Oops
. My bad!
women. . . you know girls can get touchy about how they look
what Gravity has wrought through the years. . . . . Who knew ?

maybe zb knew. . . That picture of Marilynn did not help in fact it was fresh up
Just posted when or' my shoulder she was all miffy piffy
"Don't post that"!!

It is the most flattering picture she has taken in a longtime but poof in 3,2, 1 c it's
Gone!
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:18pm PT
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:34pm PT
Clambering up onto the fresh Cookie Rockfall, all white alabaster boulders, and overwhelming pine/ozone perfume. You could still hear it groaning. So far out!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
"That's some magic loogie there."--Seinfeld

What are the chances of anything happening in the first place, let alone subsequently?

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

What are the chances of a trout, for example, surviving a debris flow in a creek channel?

What are the chances that this magic trout will find a mate and continue the line?

I'm just wonderin'.

Homework assignment. Read this and tell me what it says.
http://m759.net/wordpress/?m=201407

The rocket scientist knew about Gravity's Rainbow, no doubt.

How many debris flow events have happened in Yosemite's past?

There is no "Stock answer" to that question, likely, except this: "Quien sabe?"

Rockfall, avalanche, mudslide.

Debris flow, trundling, 100-year flood.

Earthquake, landslide, dropped hardware.

Dust storm, slope creep, lava flow.

Cats and dogs, meteors, and sky-falls.

"Only good things come from above."

You all remember that shitty kids' joke, right?

And Throwpie, who can forget Too Loose to Trek?



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 09:12pm PT



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 09:27pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]

"Death Blocks" thread.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2037371&msg=2037371#msg2037371

Ventura landslide, 2005.[Click to View YouTube Video]

And let's not forget the Ventura landslide in Minnesota in '98.Those Jesses were followed by Jesse "The Lawsuit."
http://www.popfi.com/2011/01/26/jesse-the-body-versus-tsa-body-screenings/


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 07:07am PT
HAPPY EARTH DAY!


On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River on the southern shores of Lake Erie caught on fire as chemicals, oil, and other industrial materials that had oozed into the river somehow ignited. Just a few months before, on January 28, 1969, an oil rig leaked millions of gallons of oil off the coast of Santa Barbara. That same year, reports surfaced that our national symbol, the bald eagle, was rapidly declining as a species due to the chemical DDT, while around the world, whales were being hunted nearly to extinction. These and other incidents caught the attention of the national media and galvanized public awareness of the many environmental insults being hurled at the nation and the planet.

In response to the public outcry, Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson, who served as the Governor of Wisconsin (1958-1962) and in the U.S. Senate (1963-1981), organized a nationwide "teach-in" about environmental issues to take place on April 22, 1970. More than 2,000 colleges and universities, 10,000 public schools, and 20 million citizens participatedónearly 10 percent of the U.S. population at that time.

This outpouring of grassroots environmental activism marked the first Earth Dayóa recognition of the importance of caring for the environment and accepting stewardship responsibility for the nation's resources.
--N.O.A.A.


I will be staying indoors today, as much as possible, even though the temp's only supposed to go into te seventies.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 07:40am PT
"Oh, just say something Canadian, I suppose, Lenny."

I was wonderin', zBrown, "What's to eat for breakfast?"

Robbie Fulks/The Scrapple Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08iJW-7xIzk


MISSION

I've worked at my work
I've slept at my sleep
I've died at my death
And now I can leave
Leave what is needed
And leave what is full
Need in the Spirit
And need in the Hole
Beloved, I'm yours
As I've always been
From marrow to pore
From longing to skin
Now that my mission
Has come to its end:
Pray I'm forgiven
The life that I've led
The Body I chased
It chased me as well
My longing's a place
My dying a sail
--Leonard Cohen

Cheers, Norwegian!
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1354502&tn=140
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 08:01am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
60 Minutes with the Sad Violin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R9gVc9ggZg
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 22, 2015 - 08:07am PT
No breakfast today. Don't know why or what's the reason for, but I'm going the Gas-X route this AM (free and solo).

I am wondering whether Mr. Cohen has left the retreat at Mt. Baldy. Likewise the dog, "Blackie Dojo", related in some inexplicable fashion to the notorious "Blackie Moto".



Used to have a key to the place on my UC Irvine key stash.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 10:44am PT
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I burn for my river
Spiritual giver



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:23am PT
David Muench.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:27am PT
Ansel Adams.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:35am PT
Dingus McMilktoast.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:41am PT
Karl Baba.
Marvelous, KB! Great lighting.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:44am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2184929/Merced-River-Photography-Plan

Paul Martzen.
The lake level at McClure is now much lower.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 22, 2015 - 05:36pm PT
Despite the free advertising, it's no free tacos because the picture was too small. Fellow didn't get to 29 on the Yelp list by falling off the tamale truck.




Still trying to remember what that building used to be.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 22, 2015 - 06:38pm PT
Just because I love this version, and K. D. Lang's, almost as much.

I think this is the very best version, but I am open to suggestions.

Leonard Cohen, London, redux

Hallelujah

enjoy

ff


throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 22, 2015 - 06:59pm PT
OK...here's one of mine
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 22, 2015 - 07:00pm PT


My intro to Leonard must have been around 1967 with this one, which he did at the Isle of Wight. Sheeeit, I didn't even know he played there and me I wasn't there to hear it anyway.

He has, as ff points out, stood the test of time.


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throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 22, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
and this...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 22, 2015 - 07:03pm PT
I'll stop.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 22, 2015 - 07:11pm PT
Throwpie, I like your paintings. I like all the energy you bring into the images.
fae
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 07:20pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]Could not locate the London/Redux, ff.

"but it's not a crime"

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Eating this up, children!

Like a 5.5 chimney.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 07:44pm PT

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 22, 2015 - 08:01pm PT
moreofachevyman

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andwhatsnottolikeaboutmaria

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41 minutes of rarely heard tunes here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHU2qYV4pTA

black coffee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1h0Rse-8rU
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 08:34pm PT
balancing themes
dance like crazy
everybody move
don't be lazy

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debris flowing
into the night breeze going
through my beard growing
greyer in fading light


feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 22, 2015 - 08:34pm PT
Mouse, you got it.
Listen at about 6:06
I think he is in London.

Personally, I prefer my MGB. But of course it is not a year-round car in Montana. Or most places. But fun.

The rest of the time, I drive a good old Honda. 13 years old, actually, But the MG is 36 years old. So the Honda is young.

:)
ff
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 08:57pm PT
No matter what you drive
Or how you jive
The secret to bein' alive
Is just to strive
To have fun
And not to step on your partner's feet

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 09:21pm PT

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:18pm PT
Heavy Cat Buckley. The Lord's Lord.[Click to View YouTube Video]I remember this swingin', non-singin', bell-ringin', Buckley doin' his thing in

1968!!!!

On the air from KSAN, the first underground FM in the land.

He beat the band and then Tom Donahue would give us some Canned.

Canned Heat, that is--so sweet--goin' up to the Yo Country for a weekend away from the fleet.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
On the road without Jack.[Click to View YouTube Video]
Together we stood, the US Navy, every man Jack of us.
"I call shotgun!"
"But I got the stash, Mouse."
"Well, let's work together on this. I'll roll 'em in the back seat."
"Dig it! We can switch off at Modesto or Turlock."
We usually drove through Merced on Friday nights, see...
the highway beyond Groveland sucked big ones.
[Click to View YouTube Video]We didn't need coffee, just weed.
And more weed.
We were freed!
[Click to View YouTube Video]And we boogied long and hard
In Muir's front yard.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
A long set, Fillmore-worthy.
All this weekend thumbing to Merced, getting a shore party together to invade the Ditch, meeting the indigenous freaks called rock climbers sort of primed me for what came immediately following the military experience--a long summer and winter filled with more of the same, but as a free man, not a part of the machine.

I'll close the set with a poetry reading from one of our own.

Ahem...

lots of focus on time around these parts lately.
our warriors travellin paths in beautiful motion, though hastily.

so in response,
i got up from my seat and departed the now,
for gawd im always aggresively pursuing that disaster of presence;

and i strolled away from my understanding,
away from my self,

and i explored the echos
that constantly chase me down the hallways of my life.

well, i found all these doors adjoining my thoroughfare of existence
and each one i opened, and peered fearfully into the spiritual closets.

you wanna know me?

read on.

im perfection and disaster in the same shoe.
ambition is mine, though so is surrender.
accomplishment? plenty!
failure? not immediately apparent though strongly present.

hope is mine, paramount. death is my halo, inviting.
fear is soul food.
comfort is poison.
clarity becomes of my mental complacency;
confusion becons my idle mind.

sorrow moves me.
happiness is foolish.

well-being is elusive,
the pursuit of which,
is life.

illness nourishes my ailing heart,
such that it beats upon a dynamic lie.

i love what might be,
i hate what is.

i do.
i do not be.

the mountains, i have found,
echo best my shouts
and have proven themeselves
as a most product unravelling realm.
--Norwegian
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2015 - 07:06am PT
From a limited wartime budget of $5,000, Hollywood managed to produce some Stormy Weather.

Fats Waller and Ada "Z" Brown get down at Beale St.[Click to View YouTube Video]

That might, I hope, whet your appetites for the rest of the film, which follows Bill "Bojangles" Robinson from his return from Europe as a soldier to his big date with fame.

STORMY WEATHER/1943
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ras01nlZqbY

Starring, among others, the immortal Lena Horne.

I gots ta say, to neebee, my sister's name is Lenna, like in Leonard, out Grandad, not Lena.

That's horseshoes talk: A lena is worth two points; a Lenna is worth a solid six at least!

I wish we were having stormy weather.
If we get no rain, there's goina be some parched farms, man.[Click to View YouTube Video]
Time to coffee up. Later.

Throwpie, you should turn professional as an artist. MERCY! :0)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 23, 2015 - 02:29pm PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA_QIsvhHMk&src_vid=TQByrChFhZQ&feature=iv&annotation_id=552dc88e-0000-29f6-9ec6-001a113f7798 well then I was going to recommend a video too ,as well , you know another of the type I liked the china one that followed so here is that one

[Click to View YouTube Video]OH TO BE Able To Travel and climb and see all the world the kids are more spoiled then WE .
They can and do stand on our shoulders and do all of this and that and it is all great stuff.
It comes with some pain & suffering, for sure.
Still it will seem worth it when /if they get to be your age and mine
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 23, 2015 - 02:48pm PT
Now today i am finally able to see these two fine featherd friends call me cray-cray todays slang for crazy, these two Vultures landed while I was still climbing and I swear that one was the spirit of my Daisy Dog.It gave me the Goose bumps, hair on the back of your neck kind of feeling . . .the non -english speaking home owners grand ma or pa hard to tell with very old Orientals,
was also able to understand my shock as the birds came to perch they were different
to the ones her daughter in law was used too seeing
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 23, 2015 - 03:05pm PT
On my camera I have the choice of two timer settings; 2 seconds and 12 seconds. I do not have this dank spot wired,
when I was trying to climb into a framed shot,
two moves higher-up, in a hurry. . .
I stumbled and fell,
jammed my index finger !
Blew out the knuckle, it is swollen today A Gnome sighting,

tomorrow I am going to go to my old stomping grounds
those that I am always goin' off about;
the Blue Gus Chimney. . . see the pics. up thread (the BGC)
Yes all It Is IN New Jersey!
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 23, 2015 - 03:56pm PT
Throwpie, you should turn professional as an artist. MERCY! :0)

Uh, he don't look back?

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 23, 2015 - 04:12pm PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuiAj-Y0pFs

The link is a recording from '84 this is how it looked and sounded ten years on. . .
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and because of the video an' once more for gud measure[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2015 - 04:20pm PT
Not one hour ago I came back from the Post Office and was going to PM you, Gnome, to see where in hell you've been.

But I decided to have another look at this thread.

I'm glad it's only carrion birds and not Mothra and his mate, dude.

We wish you the fortune we would wish ourselves.
--Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All


After coast redwood, Douglas-fir is the world's tallest conifer, and one of the most massive.--Ronald M. Lanner


May all of you reach such heights, if you come back to earth and are re-born as a tree. That is what I wish for myself, if that is to be the case post-mortem.

Edward Abbey, the curmudgeonly-but-honest writer, wanted to come back as a vulture.

Honesty in a dishonest age
Helps placate one's intemperate rage
Over critics' who cannot engage
The truth as it appears on the page
Of one's latest literary outrage.


"Why book reviewers hate my books:
Because the books are really no good? Perhaps. But I think I've got a better explanation.

Almost all reviewers, these days, are members of and adherents to some anxious particular sect or faction.
I.e., they are lesbians and New Agers or fem-libbers or (even worse) male fem-libbers or
technophiles or self-hating white liberals or right wing conservatives or Growth maniacs
or Negroes or female Negroes or Third-World lesbian militant Negro poetesses or closet Marxists (Marxoids)
or futurologists or academical specialists or Chicano idealogues or ballerinas or Kowboy Kultists
or Kerouac Kultists or Henry James Minimalist Perfectionists or one-tenth Chippewa "Native American" Indians
or at very least and all-inclusive Official Chickenshit Correct-Thinking Liberals etc. etc.

"As such, any member of any one of those majority minorities is going to find for certain
a few remarks in any of my books that will offend/enrage "s/he" to the marrow, leading inevitably in turn,
on the part of such sectarian book reviewers, to a denunciation not merely of the offending passage,
but of the entire book, and not merely of the book, but of the author too."

--This passage is one of Edward Abbey's last diary entries before his death on March 2, 1989, in Tucson, AZ.

They do not think for themselves but are steered in the direction of P.C. by others, in short.

By and large, in my opinion, critics do little good and much harm.

I see no sense in arguing about why or how someone acts, writes, speaks, draws, sculpts, or how they engage in any form of self-expression.

I see some sense in dissing politicians, judicial decisions, business practices, and bolting in most of its forms.



Yes -- even after my death
you shall not escape me
I'll follow you
in the eyes of every hawk,
every falcon, vulture, eagle
that soars in whatever sky
you walk beneath,
all the earth over,
everywhere.

Yes -- and when you die too,
and follow me into that deep
dark burning delicious blue
and become like me --
a kind of bird, a feathered thing --
why, then I'll seek you out
ten thousand feet above the sea;
and far beyond the world's rim
we'll meet and clasp and couple
close to the flaming sun
and scream the joy of our love
into the blaze of death
and burn like angels
down through the stars
past all the suns
to the world's beginning again.
--from Earth Apples: Collected Poems, by Edward Abbey


To amyjo, thanks very mush for the shrooms, their price, and the excellent treetise on "muchrooms."
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 23, 2015 - 04:43pm PT
Well yes as the temps flared to the sixties I had to go and bang my head on some rock,
[Click to View YouTube Video]I know of the request to not put the video and keep just to Linking .
Hey jepordy just ended, and me I am weighed down with stuff to do if I am to go to Jersey tomorrow ,
the thing is this is to meet up with my friend who suffers from/with M.S.
He , Jon is from Norwegian roots and is thus a tuff old bugger . His has been a sad and unfulfilled life , no girl, or wife really ever! that is rough, girls find him ,creepy and he is.
He and I go way back befor he was diagnosed Infact it was I that insisted he see a doctor after his ability to function in the heat was not normal.

Any way the Flames is chocker-block full . . .
I was keeping up& some other stuff tooand of course
the words that I live by as ifNow the magic box reverts to the students in the house until who knows when ?

HEY
Hey Mouse thems' shoes them shoes I need to get me a pair but I liked the womens' color the Neon Blue ees
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2015 - 05:06pm PT
DO NOT LOOK BACK!!!!

"If yur dead, yur dead, ain't squat yo kin do 'bout it."--Rankin File

Otay, if you need to see the rest of what's gone before us heretofore on The Flames, that's allright, mon. There's been lost of good music posted.

Speaking for those who have posted "their music," feel free to make it part of "your music." Then it will be "our music."

We Flames are die-hard afficianandos of la musica.

"Her death was not her life." A mantra for MFM, who has lately been too much absorbed by health problems leading to grim thoughts of angels, demons, coughins, and cures and the Liszt could go on.

Death Waltz Piano / UN Owen was Her (huh?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCFTsYA6cfg

Yer gonna die has got to die for me if I'm to attain some peace.

Pray, play on!

"I was only funnin', Wyatt."--Ike Clanton in Tombstone (oooh, good one!)

Do yur thang, GOTD.

And I hope ya get yur blue suedes.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 01:43am PT
Flame on![Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 02:21am PT
Bar fight erupts!
[Click to View YouTube Video]Spewmasters at it again!

Sheriff vows to have their asses the next time.

Love ya, Bushman!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 24, 2015 - 06:01am PT
i'm a new flame
in hell.


thanks mouse.
now i have a crush on
marilyn monroe.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 06:39am PT

The El Portal fire was semi-controlled.



You're never alone when you are a Flame.

And many of us have been wood-chuckers infected with tree lust.

You just make yourself at home, weej.

Old Bullit, my favorite driver.

Even cowgirls get the second hand smoke.


[Click to View YouTube Video]We don't look back, we just go back:

back to the first page of this thread.

DO IT!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 06:50am PT
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Pax vobiscum.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 06:59am PT
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http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1829781&tn=100


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 07:13am PT

Donnie and Marie? C'mon, Locker! Shit! buddy, whatchoo tryin' to do?[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 24, 2015 - 07:34am PT
If Mayweather can adjust to the speed, he should cruise to a victory from the fourth round. His in-ring IQ is far superior to Pacquiao's, as is his poise and stamina

I was wondering how they measure this. How highly correlated is it with "out-of-ring" IQ?

Posing could be determined I suppose through forensic photographic evidence. Stamina, let's not go there.

By his hat you will recognize him. As of Friday, Mayweather was just a 20-57 favorite, per Odds Shark.




zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 24, 2015 - 08:07am PT
say there hey, did you sneak this back in after the copyright claim?
the utube gave me not just one, but two yesterday

what's fair is fair, but what about fair use

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 12:46pm PT
Except to say that it sounds like he's gonna get put through the ringer.
Sandler could maybe dole out the HzO for Mayweather.

Speaking of May weather, do you think Paquaio will be raining punches on his opponent? Those are terrible odds you mentioned.

I won't be watching. I'll be over there at Ronnie Moe's gym watching him duke it out with the girls.
He uses only his hands and his feet. No head butts allowed, this isn't MMA.
For good coordination and foot speed, the rope's the ticket. It also helps build stamina.
I'll bet T Hocking will be watching the fight. He's our big sports authority/fan/thread-master.


No, I won't watch the fight. I can rely on Tad for the blow-by-blow.

You should get a color man/person/woman to help call the fight, Tad.

Have fun. That's what it's all a bout.

Here's the fastest feet in the world, by the way. Kid's in another dimension, I swear. I can't work the cube AT ALL![Click to View YouTube Video]

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 24, 2015 - 01:33pm PT
The three boyz in the family were all paperboys. Two went on to become box boys and attorneys. The third one never did and is now all that remains and is merely famous long ago.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2015 - 05:04pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 24, 2015 - 05:18pm PT
whoot whoot ! I was able to climb, ground up - on sight - old school: three placements,In 148 feet. ( I was without any tools of any kind Not even a nut pick )
(Darn-it I did not bring the pinz n' hammer) wait that is after this at the startNice packs?Any one ever use the mom-jeans porta-sack?

my old friend who now says he would prefer to be called "Blind Lemon Jim"
Here is the start This I usually post only if there is nothing elseOr asz well there he is in the treesI am really trying, the pics are what they are and I am glad to have them,
here this is pulling through to the middle of the crux: to a stance only ten feet from the top, maybe it will clean up? ( The pictures? probably not, and the route, yeah it has a death flake that I left and some hollow sounding rock . . . )
the Bulging white outside corner, covered in Lichen leads out of the corner, the moves to the crux top-out - Bullit Hard Pudding Stone conglomerate a number 1 hex and a opposing number 4 stopper, at the lip, stand into the bushes and brambles, Watch out for the indigenous Bottle plants, they grow like that, right on the edge. . .
whaddya 'spect
It is New Jersey!but here to; this Tagging crap.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 24, 2015 - 07:23pm PT
Thank you for that video on Calbuco, Mouse.

Here's a little article some might find of interest. I guess it will be on the front page only today.

ff
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 24, 2015 - 07:37pm PT
thanx ff - even NASA is looking for The Flames (however, even if you find them, you can never go home again)

Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 24, 2015 - 07:49pm PT
Gnome commented, with photo
here to; this Tagging crap.

I think 'here', with the tagging issue, is almost everywhere. Even Montana. So, someone tell me why this is not a good idea: where we see tagging, we could leave invitations around the area, inviting people to climbing classes around that spot, or close by as possible. Maybe, since they like rock, it would be good to teach these kids to climb?

Because I don't think real climbers would tag anything: we are all slightly aesthetically enthralled with rock, too much so to paint it.

What do you think of this idea? Is it something that has been tried? How did it work?
Thank you,
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 24, 2015 - 08:04pm PT
Gnome, thank you for the great photos.
Thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.

feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 24, 2015 - 08:08pm PT
zB,
Yes, NASA shares some great data, and SpaceWeather does a good job of organizing some of the data.

If we are at home (wherever you go, there you are) as we breathe, I think that we do not leave our home, in the ice and clouds or the valleys. Just perfect Hobbits. Or chambered nautili, come to that.

Great graphic.
Thank you,
feralfae


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 24, 2015 - 08:22pm PT
The start was mellow the cold was exciting, the pet hawk that screeches when it should be quiet flew thru the yard on a raid dive patrol.

Them first thirty miles went well at 80-88 mph.

The traffic closed in and seventy minutes of white knuckle NJ rush-hour driving ensued, with a lite dusting of snow, not sticking, but making the drive bumper to tail pipe,
This is the Sawmill River Parkway, red lights are announced by billboards, red light notices, 500 feet before the intersection of six lanes funneling into two, fun.

Does any one remember, the legend, "Mr Sir", Jack Mileski, and the description his driving in NJ traffic?

People do this every day !!? The crux of the day will be the rush hour drive home ! Friday !
The rush starts at three and so no way to beat it and when I get home thin rations and no beer!


The blind photographer, wants to deny that he had a conniption and more than once told me
The equivalent of - get down from there & your gonna die , what will I tell your wife?
So
The name; Stress Test seemed to fit. Also this climb climbs right off the base of an old ski slope turned convention hall and park.

The climbing here at this part of the area is the lesser of the crags as far as difficulty but the ease of the approach and the availability of parking along with great view from the family park area, also were part of the name, the climb is center stage in front of old ski area ,
but no one climbs here.
That is to say, climbs here the way it needs to be climbed - as in throws up new routes with volleys of 'Trundle Thunder' 5.10/b r, the other part of the Stress Test was to see if we raised any buzz.


The likely hood that the seam had been top roped was not borne out by my search for, any moved rock, dirt, brushing or anchors , rope cuts thru dirt etc.
That said, the base was clear and the slab start had a very easy step up. It was 5.7? easy 5.8? Three moments of really don't mess up here, 5.9? It is hard to tell until some more gardening, any-way, very R/X the way I led it but with three pins/bolts it could be G I left a four foot long 100 pound block shaped like the head of a Marlin. The thing was so loose! that I feel bad that I left it. The thing sits at the end of some thin face moves over hollow rock, and a bit of a stand up Leaves it in your face. Don't grab it! The block sits with the spike side blocking good gear, . . . . it should go it is a death block!!
(I did not touch it but it is a perfect 'handle bar' hold if you only climb in a gym)












zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 25, 2015 - 07:16am PT
Newz of the UCSDaze

The festival has been disruptive to the school's academic mission in other ways, according to the vice chancellorís notice: "Over the years, faculty have complained that students have skipped classes on the Friday of the Sun God Festival."


BITD students didn't have to go to class because the Fybate* company would go for you and then provide you the class notes for a small fee. Then the Profs wised up and started copyrighting, tradmarking, and otherwise protecting their material. Is this fair, fair use?



Apparently "just saying no" did not work since drugs still appear to be a problem on campus.



http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/apr/23/ticker-no-sun-god-class-dodging-professors-told/?google_editors_picks=true


*later (1987)

At Berkeley, the service is run by Black Lightning, which sells notes for $17 to $21 a course to 10,000 subscribers each semester. Black Lightning pays note-takers from $6 to $12 an hour, with the higher rates paid for technical classes. Most note-takers are graduate students.

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-12-06/local/me-27031_1_note-takers
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2015 - 08:19am PT
Chas. Dickens was a note-takin' fool. He became successful as a journalist simply because he bothered to learn a shorthand for taking notes during sessions of Parliament.

Note the abbr'd Chas. How, I wonder, would one shorten the man's surname?

He probably did not bother himself overmuch with using surnames of the floor speakers, so I'm thinking he may have just used a single cap, as in "Chas D."

He was the Boz of a one-man press corps.

One would come away with a paycheck and more knowledge than one needs, I think, were he to become a post-doc note taker.

[Click to View YouTube Video]The men at the press conf. were having fun. But they were not badgering the steno.

I didn't know that the word zysygy was pronounced as he said it.

I've always used "zie-ziggy" as the way to say it, myse
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 25, 2015 - 08:24am PT
plenty 'o drinkin and carrying on;
sex, food, rock and rool

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2015 - 08:39am PT

I wish we were having stormy weather.

My words the day before yesterday.

I make no claim to be a weather profit or a rain dancer-necromancer using arcane ritual like sacrificing pigeons to effect pluvial response.

Weather just happens.

Whether it happens because of something we humans do is the topic on many peoples minds, much of the time.

Maybe I should post a climate thread...hmmm...

It began raining overnight here. Imagine my surprise. It wan't all that shocking, really, because I was out taking photos of the weather last evening.

It rained pretty steady all morning and it just cleared off about forty minuts ago, right after it really pounded down for ten minutes.This drenching reminded me to try to find the restaurant which nita asked about, Noah's.


Here is my prize from last evening's shoot-out on the street.The moon has been seen and photographed sitting on the wire ere now. Like a bird on a wire.

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 25, 2015 - 08:52am PT
If the man knew the protocol, which he apparently didn't, he would have opted for cD, especially since in script there is no extra key press required to get the cap (even higher movement penalty for bold).

Economy of motion.

I am currently working on the algorithm for determining how much height wearing mismatched shoes adds to one's high jump. Hopefully I can acquire a patent and utilizing Herr Braun's famous boombox photo (yes, he will receive a huge royalty as will Mr. Gaines (get it), will market it to the masses of high school high jumpers out there aspiring to greatness. I do wonder why he switched to matched shoes for the championship jump.

This would be dF (not degrees of freedom and no known relation to ff).

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2015 - 09:28am PT
Oh, we're talking sports again?

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 25, 2015 - 10:56am PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2015 - 12:16pm PT
Hah! Missed it. I went and listened up to the Raconteurs, then posted some sh to weej but it got wiped.

Pulled a fast one on myself. I forgot to go out and check at ten for the parade--all I saw was a few families walking back from the end of the route.

So the traffic cones were all gone and what few people who may have showed up had left.

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That's a mellow song, Mouse.
Why thank you.

Love this guy.[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 25, 2015 - 01:22pm PT
Here dude, I know how much you love a parade. I think the visual equiv of orale is mira.


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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 25, 2015 - 05:09pm PT
Second times the charm,


Gremlins & Trolls, will not lift a finger to help.
but never let it be said the same of Gnomes,
especially rock gnomes.
They can be counted on to pull at least their
Own weight plus more !

The frontier cable keeps us all guessing will the service blink? Send the computer crashing mid down load? Oh this just is the twist to top a topper? The visit that climbin' ya' all got treated to up thread was fun and funny is under review it is a worthy story but I need my crutches, the twin vices of weed and alcohol, just a thimble full of each to wet the whistle and grease the mental gears, but such is my life that waiting is such sweet sorrow. It also makes that first consumption of the month sweet in it's relief.
while there is cake in the trough (that would be wear the pigs feed)the Jamaican me crazy who won't climb but is ripped from his stin.. .
I digress, seems it is hard hard to do a trip report justice.

Without a net - [TR] Jaybro Apr 25, 2015 04:59p 7. . . .. .. . hmm well I will fix that too.

The time and effort that it took to preform and turn out a short attention span classic, like Jaybro's seems to be eluding me and some nine pages needs to be beaten down to less than three, less is more in today's meme world
Hey look at me . . .
A great YoYo and I am not dead yet,
Surprise
Stan?!

See spot in eye? see spot , ehey
The need to continue upward as the world pulls it down to the lowest common denominator !
The cliffs in NJ are still wild and pristine. The trash and tagging is minimal and the small rock hell is vast.

Thrown together as the last of a few home boys from the northeastern woods who climbed everything that was vertical that stood in their world.
We were the last two. After my ga'fawr and posting my past up for the interest of climbing history in NJ,.
I called "de free rider" "We need to talk, let's get together" I said.
Hey well I was the last to still send half hard and from the sound of the old boys I was the only one who still climbed at all !?
"Well yes let's do, do you still dubee?" " Hell yes my friend", I said loud an' proud thank god he was still the same.

He is not the same and suffers from MS. His climbing history is one to marvel at though , thanks to the Crypticlly named Stanley Smiegel. Stan took him up the desert towers and spires a few routes in Zion that they made good progress on, were all now fifteen years ago.

I said;
we would get together for pictures,

I had said;
just to stroll in the park, talk of the old days, and get high,maybe a ride on a top rope.

"Okay Im in, lets meet at the rest area on 23"

Now this was a problem for me was he joking!?
The saying, 'blowing me off' would be a dangerous phrase in this case.
Did he know that he was asking to meet at a well known , world wide known, homo pick up spot?.
The ex-governor of NJ had used the same spot and then outed the rest area as a no-names place where men of that kind meet up, and some for pay.
What the EF john ?
Are you gonna not be there and when the cops pull in to ask why am I still hangin' out?
I will tell them your Name, the type of game played on me and if that fails to convince them'
I will leave as instructed.


I have to admit that after all of those thoughts raced through my head I almost said no. That I said yes & I will be there at 8 am, started the stress.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 25, 2015 - 06:08pm PT
GThe list is just the sweet spot)( so I have transported it to the flames

Apr 25, 2015 - 01:07pm PT
*** 5.10-5.11 routes with 4+ pitches:
Demon's Delight 5.11a *** 4 pitches
The Good Book 5.10d *** 6
Freestone 5.11c *** 8
Serenity Crack - Sons of Yesterday 5.10a or 5.10d *** 8
Royal Arches 5.10b or 5.7 A0 *** 15
Astroman 5.11c *** 11
Crest Jewel 5.10a *** 10
Crest Jewel Direct 5.10d *** 15
Half Dome - North Ridge 5.10d R *** 10
Half Dome - Regular Northwest Face 5.12 or 5.9 C1 *** 24
Hall of Mirrors - first 7 pitches 5.11b *** 7
South By Southwest 5.11a *** 5
Middle Cathedral Rock - East Buttress - regular 5.10c or 5.9 A0 *** 11
Central Pillar of Frenzy 5.10d *** 10
Stoner's Highway 5.10c *** 10
Middle Cathedral Rock - Direct North Buttress 5.10b *** 17
Ho Chi Minh Trail 5.10c *** 20
Morning Lumber 5.11c *** 7
Black Primo 5.11b R *** 5
Freewheelin' 5.10b R *** 5
Annihilator 5.11c *** 8
The Rostrum - Regular North Face [closed] 5.11c *** 8
Hotline 5.12a or 5.11 A0 *** 7
[\quote]

I don't have Voyager in there at present, as it's tricky to assign stars to newish routes.

If you add the ** routes, the list will expand, of course.
For example, Ribbon Candy, El Cap - West Face, and El Cap - East Buttress are **.
(It's subjective, of course).
But the list above might be worth looking over, too.

The list is from a thread that asks, what are the 'best' as if the word had any meaning,but Clint is the Man!
The need for this shows that, apparently looking up, and going, "that looks good let's climb it", has gone out of style now it seems the cell phone app is not enough.

It is the great list ! One or two others come to mind a t reeds and the cookie ,
Elephant rock??
Anyway
I must say. . .

THANK YOU CLINT CUMMINS
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 12:53am PT
T H A N K Y O U G N O M E O F the D I A B A S E

Trip Report was enjoyable. Micockles warm in my heart.

Friendships are gold.

Boldness is goldness.

What songs were you listening to on the ride to the climb?

This TR is useless without MUSIC!Damned foliage gets in the way of all the shots, huh?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 01:02am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 01:12am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]Do you smell onion?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 01:28am PT
Swinging about on vines and branches to get up the dangthing is cool if you're an apeman. That's your urban jungle there, TarZ'n.

Bo knows.[Click to View YouTube Video]

This pic is for neebee to appreciate.
It's a different view of Middle Earth than the one we looked at from 'googled earth.'
MFM lives in the apartment with the Venusian vines, the rocks on the window sill, and the Venetian blinds hiding the rat-hole.

Middle Earth to Google Earth, download in progress.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 02:19am PT
Marlow posted Bassedou Koyate & Ngoni Ba on THAT MUSIC THREAD and was full of exclamations on how beyond perfection those guys are.

http://bassekoukouyate.com/

http://uniontheater-greenroom.blogspot.com/2013/12/from-mali-to-madison-bassekou-kouyate.html

So I'm goin' "I know that rhythm and it's from jolly old Mali, because it's just about like unto Habib Koite." He is a bonzer guitar player from Mali who is solo but who has a band--Bamada.

That's what Wiki says. Solo. And has a band. I'm still wonderin'.

Anyway, Habib is lousy with talented friends because Bamada is a supergroup, not just a group. They are all West African musicians.

Kťlťtigui Diabatť plays this marimba-like African instrument with Bamada.It is also know as also known as balafo, bala, Balani, Gyil, and Balangi, is a type of tuned percussion instrument. It is played by using two padded sticks to strike the tuned keys.

Habib's playlist. The first selection, Din Din Wo, is a feast of sunrises in West Africa, I suppose. Check that one out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4vV5_ViE4w&list=PLOrS4CyT-
gLbDPGwjRwWWss6m_sjZOBtf

It's all too indescribabble. Words do no justice to good music.
Exceptin' nonsense rhymes. They're all over the world, too.
"Keemo kaimo, kaimo kee
Way down yonder in a hollow tree
An owl and a bat and a bumblebee
King kong kitchy kitchy kaimee oh!"

[Click to View YouTube Video]
[Click to View YouTube Video]Shoo lie loo. Fly away over yonder.[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 03:15am PT
The Okie Poet

VALLEY FOG
By Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

She arrived
fashionably late this year
cloaked in classic trailing gray
dripping with diamonds
so many
when she even moved a finger
they fell by millions
teardrop perfect on houses
lawns
railroad tracks
wasted their beauty on growling
trucks
and gave the water tower
a noble tiara

All rights reserved ©Back40 Publishing/Stone Woman Press, Joshua Tree, Calif.

http://sanjoaquinhistory.org/blog/?p=1245

CHANGES OF 1936
by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

Poor girl
with Oklahoma straw
Braided in your hair
forget back there

The dark blue call
of whippoorwills
slow purpling skies
of warning

Here is here
California night falls
instantly
draws a black curtain
over vineyards

not a single firefly
will light your way home

This appeared in Man With a Star Quilt, Chiron Review Press, 1995.

Same rules apply to copyright per the Stone Woman in Josh.


I should say, "These are posted for amyjo."

But I'm sure she'll know.

By way of thanks, amyjo.[Click to View YouTube Video]"If that mockingbird can't sing maybe he can count."--Jay Scrub
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 26, 2015 - 04:13am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, lovely greenery photo shots!!

say, will have to look into that colorado river stuff, through the
grand canyon... :))


oh my, that you missed the small parade, :(
well, the photo of the street, was done very well--on a good note... :)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 26, 2015 - 05:38am PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 26, 2015 - 06:40am PT
edit on returning I must say that of the pictures that mfm posted six or seven were in my mind to post also, the Half moon the rats with wings hey thats not nice I like Pigions but the noise hawk that lives near by has a steady diet of chipmonk and pigeon, so no boyds homee,
thats pictures of said birds....




Thank you for the kind words but they are premature, the thing is a work in progress.

and to just measure up will not be enough,

with my track record of pissing into the wind, spraying all over, hitting the legends and n00bs with equal if random amounts and having hidden out here in the flames I have made some Pals a few true friends, but I fear more dislike my drivelle and since i say fvck 'em, they say the same to me , seems fair.
( what the F I did to deserve the silent treatment is beyond me?)
The penchant for bashing thru shear neglect to post an "I, C";
leaving the rejection of leaving the 'front page' in two or three hours has left me. . .
( my favorite new old word)
I am "want' to post in the Trip Report forum.
That is, instead, I know that my crazy old school-come french-style, of climbing, . . . will be well taken in here by the Flames readers.

I do not know, however, how many of the lurkers will stop and read what the squat old fart of a gnome has put into words. No one but my girl child cares, well me and her,
but ya' know I am to old for putting up with such. . . . . .

If I had A million dollars I still would not wear piza bones as a badge of honor, saying 'look , look at me a brand new $60 dollar shirt I got on here and I can wreck it'.
No matter that the most of'em can't afford toast! merde what an azz!
??is this Pass the Pitons Petes thread ? oops no I missed that this week, so my 'at least one. At least one inflammatory comment comment' has been made here, it felt good.

now the thing is to not digress so ,
The thing that I was at, was that to write and go posting here is counter productive,
I mean any where but Flames and Obscure Rock in Nevada....

well that is it for me as that sweety kiddo of mine needs to opine on a home work assignment
.

if you do do so and say so and own your actions , well the Taco at large would/will excoriate my try to share choss, mungylooking ridge lines chock full of short sweet lines climbed in very traditional style but left to langwish behind a fake vale of Inaccessibility , all recognized by this Gnome as a monitizable climbing op[pertunity bar None!!
I had tried when I was younger to buy land adjoining the rock but found myself blocked by my own family! the end result of some pricise not random as claimed cocktail talk led to a bidding war that I was not able to win , and I lost the stoke for NJ climbing and now those regretts hold sway. . .
I have a long day that will not include much moore climbing although I will go to the Shrine and pay my respect //KARMA IS A BIOTCH the thought that like ants on a hogs back dunked in the drink . . . that is the climbers who took up to go for too muc .. to
the top of the world
MA?
Merde


trix are for kids my glowing by monitor light mouse and for music and more from me A bit you must waistcoat,

hmmmm seems i have over heated the auto -correct
Soccer
get the bird food from the
hard to describe Parrot Company a link to follow
then to the Shrine to pay respects and offer cloths to the relife effort, for Nepal ..
then some top rope or scrambleing if the ankels can take it
an
then as it is only still with-out that I will again return to add to this version of Flames

I did start that sparks an' may start another?
Thanx Be to ....
wel yes Gad zooks G-D as Iam still alive and so are You .





all!


This needs to be read as written with a Wife tapping her hand on my head saying stop no one cares and you have no time to edit or even re-read
what are you doing
GO write your own
BLOG?!
full stop!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 26, 2015 - 06:43am PT
Choss is Boss!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 26, 2015 - 06:44am PT
The RED LINE IS STRESS TEST !

The small red arrow shws the corner that is the Low stress way to reach up higher.
It was a cracked corner that went twenty of the forty feet to the first ledge.
I assumed that it had been done, but now I am not so sure.It is the obvious gear a-plenty way to go if you must sow, then go sow it up and belay close at the first ledge,

yellow, is in part, a yucky thing I down climbed to within thirty feet of the very steep slope;
(the bottom) then bailed back up to find the true down climb.
( I moved from right to left from the top to gain the tree covered ledge)

below is the start of the escape! not a lycra friendly place!
the down climb on the way up it
and another shot half way up the down climbThe Lichen covered Block (at the top of the gully) is where you turn left to exit to the top of the cliff, fun for a goat but. . .


we call it the Western escape hatch.

( No Left Turn Un-stoned, No stone left un-turned)



The thing is that this is the cliff I by passed in the old days for much cleaner harder stuff down ridge aways the line in red up there is what I popped up on a 30 year old thred and old gutz. Fear and dread never entered my mind as the clown on belay whined and tried hard to stop my upward progress ... re- took me off belay!~ he did put me back on!

There is VERY GOOD ROCK IN NEW JERSEY!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 26, 2015 - 07:06am PT
hey there say, mouse... the vines and the blinds, huh... :)

and rocks...


say, will try to match up that google trek, :)
perhaps tonight or tomorrow...

get the ol' computer telescope, aimed, :))
for arizona... :))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 11:30am PT
http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=402029556

Music in poetry?

I know
I know
I know

or

I know I know I know

and what
and what
and just what

are you doing about it

simple mofo going solo to beat the band

playing playing
in the spaces

between the lines

in the faces
in their places

where nothing is
but has a beat
and a rhythm
all
its
own

my drum is different
from most

so sit there and listen

and

smi)e


http://diohomeimprovements.com/blog/2013/06/10/word-cloud-am-i-the-last-to-know-about-this/


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 12:00pm PT
vines, yes, vines, neebee.

the old story goes that Bircheff Dave told
was
that Harding and another nameless guy
showed turkeys at Mirror Lake
when you could park there
that rubbing your hands on the rock surface
vigorously promoted friction potential
coefficiently
and
that on the mighty high above them Half Dome
was the home
of snakes and vines

you just couldnt't see them from that parking lot

this story is still told today, apparently...

hey, neebee, the mighty Colorado is mighty far down in that gully
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 26, 2015 - 01:34pm PT
Well now back from a full sSun day with very little sun , but lots and lots of fun for the son , he scored a goal!
then we went for a stroll on the beach of the Long Island sound.
This link takes you to a site I/we like the one's about Coping and the "new Pain 'Thingy...


http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com

well more later ...


and
why didn't yu point out to break up my posts more?, to drum up the # of post to get to three hundred sooner than Later .
Ho I will ask that on it's own response line . . . nahw it is silly
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 26, 2015 - 01:41pm PT

see it is like this;
opportunity to ruin every thing is the thing to stand against.
Getting paid to teach or take people climbing, from the gyms, has ruined the sport.
The way 'St00pid 'mericans, waste time and money and life makes the guiding game too lucrative to pass up.
when the toll is the decimation of the wild and wide open spaces for gaining of the almighty buck , well it sucks for the rest of us, We all lose.
??stop all Guiding? no of course not. It is the paradox like making it safer, more clients=more cash = more freedom to go climb the out there things.
While back at home the circus is bigger than three rings. . . .
Crowding the rocks, cliffs and walls is inevitable,climbing is just that great.
Says a guide ( I've got a patch n such, that says so)
so do as you do just keep thinking ....
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 26, 2015 - 09:06pm PT
One day I was running through Beverly Hills and this carload of folks flags me down.

Do you know where her house is? -- Yeah, but I can't tell ya.

An honorary Flame if there ever was one.

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 26, 2015 - 09:42pm PT
Well rehearsed, it's hard to tell, but either a mighty fine job of lip synching or real live.


[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 26, 2015 - 09:53pm PT
Speakin' of the Rolling Stones, they just bought some of my nephew's guitar pedals for the upcoming tour.

The Pedlar now speaks.



[Click to View YouTube Video]
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 26, 2015 - 10:34pm PT
hey there say, mouse, ...

i FOUND the links... grand canyon... will post more, later...

hope you can wait...


sounds like it will be interesting for the post here... and,
since you have given us so much on merced,

let's try THIS now...

:)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 27, 2015 - 07:51am PT
I have a Lucy storie or two my grandmother was a 'Flame' head too, she was very proper and British from Vienna,
well Spitz, really, it was her maiden name,
she married into a German family well not really they were from Klagenford, thats also Astrian, but ... the War thingy came. . .

they were able to emigrate to England after the anschluss,in '38 or '39.
this has been returned after having been edited out.
I do so only to emolliate z's comment below.

so when her daughter, my mother, was just a citizen of Canada,
she and she insisted the go see Hollywood,
this was around '68 ? i could have that wrong but the date is not what is great.
the Girls went to have their hair done and were told that they would have to wait...
well maybe my mum would wait
but not my Grand-ma she threw a fit in a proper british accent
and insisted to know the Whys and what fors, she was a tigger with real red hair
and so that Missuer(sp) sat the two ladies down in chairs ,
either side of Lucy who was proud to be recognized by the elder red head
and they later went out for lunch.
when Granny died we found nine letters from lucy, and one from Desi too,
Granny had stayed in touch and recommended my sister who has the same red hair.
(sis ? have i said too much)
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 27, 2015 - 08:05am PT
Gee Nome, I did not know there were British-Viennamanese. It would be cool to see what the Ricardoes actually had to say.


I guess neither of them will mind now. Roxbury Drive. It doesn't look like this anymore.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2015 - 08:20am PT
hey there say, gnome... thanks for the fun share...

and zbrown, for the word play fun...


and to mouse for those fun cartoons...
in class, here, i have taken action, to read them...

seems, i have seen them, naturally, easy to say:
"somewhere before" as the ol' saying goes...


well, you know what i mean...
and it is sure not mean...

meaning, fun things to share, :)


and zbrown, i really REALLY did not know who that young kid, up there was... but, with some help from a friend, i learned it was the ol' time:
frank of fame...

with a few minor adjustments, and darker skin, that basic face shape is very very similar to my ex...

he was a very very VERY (my ex) striking and good looking guy--thus:
my son's are very much so, too...

bone structure and posture, are very interesting...
god makes many works of art... and each person has 'art' to suit their own taste, as to the eye...


i always find this interesting... i also enjoy how my kids, or grandkids, can overlap, as to who (in the family) that they resemble...

* i wonder, who the posted-frank, resembled, in his family...

well, back to work, i been up late, doing last 'finish line' chores...
making cards...

still got:
to rip out a bit more carpet...
do the rest of the yard, the old leaves... but is still too cold, :(
dust...
update paintings, :)
and try to mail stuff...
and--
hope to buy food, soon, :))
any day, now...


happy good day to you all...
hope to see some spring this spring, so i can get
some spring in the ol' steps of my day...
still hanging-on toooo much to the heat of a warm blanket or coat... :)
Mad69Dog

Ice climber
Apr 27, 2015 - 09:05am PT
I appreciate the John Fahey reminders. Long ago, Blind Joe Death made me a bit uncomfortable until my head changed. He helped many of us to get into a more abstract way of hearing and thereby, thinking. John made it possible for us to hear Leo Kottke, Peter Lang and others. And he made a huge impression on young Michael Hedges, the "Guitarist From Another Planet". Their flames burn bright, even after death.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 09:20am PT
Weather & Crop Report
(provided by the Advice & Cheese Shop).

First, the crop report.Is the music too loud?[Click to View YouTube Video]Then turn it up some Moore!
The weather report is next.
But first a sponsorial response to loud music.

The Kicks have this to say:
"If you can't stand it, ban it."

http://www.kicksband.com/
http://www.classicbands.com/banned.html

"You've got personnelity" segment.

On the weather front, it's a blazing 61 degrees here in the Merced area.
Muskegon reports 50 degrees.
Redding is sizzling at 72 degrees.
Hartford, CT, sits at 57 degrees (not all that steep).
CV is right in the middle with 66 degrees.

No rain in the forecast.

A train is forecast, however.[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 09:29am PT
Mad69Dog, thank you and may you wear diamonds on the soles of your Robbins boots.

A-sha-na-na-na!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
We don't know you, but we'd like some basic information...for our files.
"Heaven waits, Mrs. Robbingson."--the World According to Garf

Poo-coo-coo-choo!


Keep mediocrity at bay by doing something weird today."I smoked the last one an hour ago."

A shout out to The Larry, wherever you are!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 02:44pm PT
MADRE SKATEBOARDS.

Mother's little helper's all stoked and shi-yit.

Scott, my boy, sent this via FB today. There's a party and a big skate demo on SATURDAY.

Scott was once the owner of a skate shop next to that "parking lot" you know of, neebee, the one on Main next to the Tioga.

It was called Bueno Boarding.

Throwpie, can you possibly make it?

This is oddly juxtaposed. Scott, running his shop, across the street from McAuley Motors, run partly by Barry McAuley, a former champion of the local early skate scene, who is my age.

And I know you don't think much of him, Throwpie, but make allowances for large allowances and large egos, Otay?

I'm proud of Scott's ability on a skateboard, which is awesome, or was. But I am more proud of his everyday demeanor and dedication to his family and to leading a good life.

Not one discouraging or disparaging thing have I heard--ever--about Scott. He is, apparently, the universal goodie two-shoes (Vans, of course!). He is a stepson, but he's like a real son because he acts like one.

"We'll get together then, Dad, we'll get together then..." and we do often enough to satisfy each of our "family Jones-ing."

Related to this pic.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 02:59pm PT
And rather than put it in the "Great" Tree Thread, I felt like posting this here. Sent to us by the amiable amyjo.

Big of her, and thanks!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 03:20pm PT

Working Dead Airplane Piots' Association presents:[Click to View YouTube Video]

Sometimes a Working Notion Works Out Fine Productions presents:[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 27, 2015 - 04:06pm PT
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[]


wow thay is a beautiful video!


trash the french all you want but some of the best climbing has also come from the french.
but that may be the one vice and giving up some blood, talking. No, not selling yet although the kids have left the kiddie department and the mall is only a hop skip and a jump for a teenager!

When the boys come around I will be ready. The visiting Lad will find me sharpening tools, Ice axes, that will send out a shower of sparks as I say

"you have her home early ,young Man ,Before Curfew at 11;00 o'clock, early , you hear me or there will be hell to pay!


pity my wife and daughter they put up with me.
Although the dog chain and house are still an option,
that or a one way ticket to Yosemite.

There is a cold spot in hell that I occupy as my little girl comes of age.
the fact is or is that are well whatever, fact that as a dad I am well rounded and not in the least bit concerned with cool dad syndrome, her friends tell her that their parents think that my wife and I are not as old as the children said we are.

We look younger than we are, and the bus stop parents want to do pizza and beers.(the girls will celebrate the end of snow suits and car escorts at the early -too early bus stop where kids learn all manner of things beyond how to hang out on street corners.

I'm Stoked to watch some play-off hocky and slurp a beer in a room with men swilling beers,
the wife, I know, is dreading it. Women are so catty to one another when they could drop half the pretense and have a much better time.

The fun that these neighbor-hood women derive from others suffering is a wonder to witness, it is telling. A wise thing it is,
(school me later I like the riff)A wise thing it is, to stay far away from them.

They say to each other about us - "They never go to church, and you know, what ungodly things are they into? Prayer shrines on mountaintops? whats that all about?"
But then ,of course, no one asks so I can't attempt to explain, without sounding preachy or worse, fake. Yeah I'm a half non practicing buddhist, and half a heathen rock climber.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 06:42pm PT
In the Book of Me, you are the driven one,
UnRivendellIke, you command the thanks

(Of little weegirlll and little big gnome)

--Driven them to not-schul,
Bogus busman,
Bad-ass blues man,
Lookin' in the rear-view
At the Catwomen jiven
He's no good
She's no good
They're no good--

While as a Flame you're makin' pranks
While the FireMan sleeps and Casey wanks


If Li'l Arnaud can do that legume noir so smoothishly

I wonder

How Arnaud LeGrand might fare on that same track with the same pro.
A very light person with a long reach vs. a very developed body with more mass might fare better.

Hans Florine was lean and mean
He couldn't climb much faster
Along comes Alex who's very keen
And is clearly Hans's master.

Spurn of the moment, sir.
The stream of consciousness
Strikes when you least expect.
Expectoration into the riverbed
Followed by a 100-year flood,
The second in a generation,
This would be a true muracle
A bona fide curacle for a State with Dry Skin
Like the Leper'n the Nazz
And that sort of jazz
Was cool and all right
But now we have a plight
A real down-to-scum in the water barrel plight
And we can only sit and watch and pray
That our neighbors aren't wasting any precious
Delicious when served cold
Aitch Too Oh.

You can have the lead back, Gnome.
I'm fashed...exhausting watching those two.

Great stuff, sir.

"Now, what's to eat, my son? My stomach squawks like the hawks. Do you have any more of that cashew butter?"--Old DodgeBall to Little BigBrain

While we're on the subject of water...

DAMSAM, I bought some Amsterdam tobacco blend today to try out and it's good as Norwegian, the blend, not the poet/tree man.

While we're on the subject of dams, there's a Chinese restaurant in Page, AZ, near the Glen Canyon DAMN Dam.

They can help you with TAKE-OUT, or as they Great Brits say, "TakeAway.{

STARLITE star bright I wish I may I wish I might have egg rolls, too.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/starlite-restaurant-page

Which is all you need, except for "the rib."

It's good to have your own lovin' "rib."

Nudge-nudge. Know whuddeye mean? Wink-wink. Kiss-kiss.
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The Words

I just can't understand the ways
Of all the men and their mistakes
You give them all your heart
And then they rip it all away

You told me how much you loved me
And how our love was meant to be
And I believed in you
I thought that you would set me free

(REFRAIN):
You should've just told me the truth
That I wasn't the girl for you
Still, I didn't have a clue
So my heart depended on you, whoa

(CHORUS):
Although I'll say I hate you now
Though I'll shout and curse you out
I'll always have love for you
Because I am a girl

Been told a man will leave you cold
Get sick of you and bored
I know that it's no lie
I gave my all, still I just cry

Never again will I be fooled
To give my all when nothing's true
I won't be played again
But I will fall in love again

(REFRAIN)
You should've just told me the truth
That I wasn't the girl for you
Still, I didn't have a clue
So my heart depended on you, whoa

(CHORUS)
Although I'll say I hate you now
Though I'll shout and curse you out
I'll always have love for you
Because I am a girl

I loved you so
Now you leave me in the cold
How could this be?
I thought that you Really Loved Me

Into the Night
I will pray that you're alright
You hurt me so
I just can't let you go

You took advantage of my willingness
To do anything for love
Now I'm the only one in pain
Will you please take it all away?

Never thought Born being A girl
I can love you and be burned
Now I will build a wall
To never get torn again

(CHORUS)
Although I'll say I hate you now
Though I'll shout and curse you out
I'll always have love for you
Because I am a girl

Well See You Soon...








Gary

Social climber
From A Buick 6
Apr 27, 2015 - 07:50pm PT
Lyell's a nice peak.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 08:43pm PT
And he let me lead that one. Big of Big Jim.

It was not at all hard. The next bit was my choice, I felt. It went up a perfectly acceptable crack that was low enough angle and so amenable to hands and feet (perfecto) that you couldn't fall out.

I dare you to go and see if you can just fall out of that sky-high straight-as-an-arrow crack.

It leads to a walk over to the summit when it ends. I left Jim to coil the rope.
Jim is big into meteorology and quakes and orbits and leaves me WAY behind in those stratospheric realms.

Kuujjuarapik (Inuktitut: ᑰᔾᔪᐊᕌᐱᒃ small great river) is the southernmost northern village (Inuit community) at the mouth of the Great Whale River (French: Grande RiviŤre de la Baleine) on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. About 800 people, mostly Cree, live in the adjacent village of Whapmagoostui.

The community is only accessible by air (Kuujjuarapik Airport) and, in late summer, by boat. The nearest Inuit village is Umiujaq, about 160 km north-northwest of Kuujjuarapik.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 09:08pm PT
But not until we'd seen the elephant.

You saw the view to the north.

I didn't realize that I had all these shots from Jim. It's like a little jackpot for me!

And the stuff south of Rodgers will be Pk. 12,560, Electra (named for my bicycle?), Mt. Ansel Adams, Forester Peak and Long Mtn.


My beloved Clark Range is strung out SE of Clark: Gray, Red, Ottaway, Merced, Tri-pile Divide, etc.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 09:14pm PT
Why, yes; it is, Gary. Thank you for the comment.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 10:09pm PT

Rixonís Pinnacle, Far West Face: In June, Dick McCracken and I discovered a new route to the top of Rixonís Pinnacle. It lies to the left of the West Face so we named it the ďFar West FaceĒ.

This makes 5 routes leading to the summit of the 400-foot column.

The face contains fine and difficult free climbing and enjoyable direct aid, plus some interesting and unusual maneuvers.

We placed 29 pitons and one bolt, completing the climb in 5 hours.

The highlight was the last pitch, where the leader must make a vigorous pendulum, grab the edge of a very thin flake, climb to the top of the flake and then hand-traverse for 10 feet to step onto the summit.

NCCS/III-9-A2. Suggested bongware: 2-1Ĺ"; 1-2"; 1-2Ĺ"; 1-3"; and 1-3Ĺ".

Royal Robbins
AAJ: Volume 14, Issue 1, 1964. Page 176 - Climbs And Expeditions

NCCS--now that's an oldie!

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Catch your dreams before they slip away.
Ain't life unkind?
Hello, Ruby Tuesday!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2015 - 11:31pm PT
The Great Banana Hoax
by the Electric Prunes

The album Long Day's Flight (1989).

Leave me
I know you'll never leave me
I know because you please me
The way no one can do the things you put me through
Believe me.

Trust me
You know you've got to trust me
'cause if you don't, you'll bust me
To the shame of calling your name
That's how it must be.

I think of you, soft amber lights
The city's nights shining through my eyes
The colours change, they rearrange
To form a mask for your disguise
I despise all your lies
I despise all your lies.

Find me
Just look inside and find me
Don't try to hide or bind me
From the world that turns all around
Behind me.

We love to put you on.

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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 28, 2015 - 02:33am PT
I had thought that someone might have posted this before now
< previous | next >
A.I. Kochegarov:
'The gnome of the diabase'
(Diabase is the type of rock through which the canal was cut)
From: Pravda, 5-8-1933

Summary of the text:

Kochegarov was the only free worker, a craftsman.
Day and night he worked on the lock, only showing up to bring reports on the work.
After that he immediately got back to work,

blowing up the rocks until the seas were joined.

Through his great dedication and care lock 11 was finished in time.
The 'Gnome of the Diabase' Kochegarov, received a medal.



More if a plan fails to congeal. . .?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 28, 2015 - 06:43am PT
^I did not know that.


Speakin' of speakin' and dynamic visemes. Coming soon to an Ed Sullivan show near you.

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Viseme this Walt Disney!

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 28, 2015 - 11:02am PT
well what to you want for breakfast, rubber biscuits?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 29, 2015 - 06:42am PT
As if there wasn't enough to be concerned about in the world already.

Apple Watch Is Not Compatible With Wrist Tattoos


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 09:42am PT
My clock says its 6:53...yours may be a little sloooooooow.

My trip to Fresno was not short and not sweet.

Visual proof that I am goin' bling in my GOOD EYE.

Oh, I forgot. "Goo-die, Walting Matilda," as the Ozzie say.

A tour of Highway 99, Highway 41, and Avenue 12.

Time for a pit stop. The Dog Pit, dear Purdecene.
I meme door pitonio.
I meme darn wall what he said.
I meme you can talk to meme.
Or Ruby the BIG DAWG of the South Bay bRujos.[Click to View YouTube Video]Those are actual dogs baconning on this viDAY-oh.

Open up yo I cuz yo apart from everyting 'n' every 1.

Let me see you smile like a little child.

Frank and I didn't know one another in high school as I attended the PUBLIC SCHOOL for only two years after doing the PAROCHIAL SCHOOL all my life. Everybody genuflect.
Then all together now, "Coo-cco-coo-choo. Chooga chooga."

Return trip on Hwy. 41 to Avenue Twelve and Madera, then back to NINETY-NINE.
I'm deep in de Nile, I think.

I found out from the Echo Cardigan that there is a hole in my mitral valve and it's flooding the place with leaking blood.

I am NOT going to have that hernia surgery until after open-heart surgery.

"I'm a bluebird, yeah, yeah, yeah."
I could be happy but I'm kind of down.

All I can think of to say is:

"BOWAKWA POUSSE POUSSE."[Click to View YouTube Video]

Gotta get me some turmeric. I have the reishi shrooms. I'll be otay with a little help from my friends.

I'm positive I have friends.


Tomorrow is another Scarlett Day.
Tomorrow used to be my neighbor.
She had two children by one man, four by another.
Together, they made a family and she named them
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurdsey, Fry Baby, and Sather Day Day.
Sather Day went to Stanford, but they found he was crazy, like all white men.
He wasn't lazy. He took advice from everyone, liked baseball, climbing, and sex. But he kept on singing,
whenever he said anything.

"I'm a bluebird, pousse, pousse, Why did you grade me down on that paper, you silly old man."

He's gone. He was run over by the Budweiser truck. That is, he died an alcoholic.

"If I had a thousand sons, the first humane principle I would teach them should be to forswear thin potations and to addict themselves to sack."
--Shakespeare, Falstaffian advice from Henry V, pt. I.Or mayhap it is a Hammmmm's can. The beer refreshing. [cue the tom-toms]

Edit: You may notice that I had a "bad focus day" yesterday. You try to hold a long lens still in an older van on a major artery doing sixty-plus with terrible prescription glasses, Ansel!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 11:18am PT
A gen-you-wine motorcycle joke for zBrown.[Click to View YouTube Video]

Okay, here's the skinny on how Rixon's Pinnacle got its name.

[Excerpted from the obituary in the Sonoma Register.]

"Tom Rixon died peacefully at his home Monday, July 26, 2004. He was a resident of Healdsburg for 26 years. He was born December 9, 1919 in San Francisco, CA.

In his early 1920s he was an avid rock climber and biker and spent a lot of time in Yosemite National Park where he became a part-time ranger.

There is a pinnacle in the valley, Rixon's Pinnacle, named for him.

Tom is survived by his wife, Betty, who he met while she was also working in Yosemite..."

For Mr. I - 8 Plastic. Cheers!



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:26am PT
Rixon's looks like a good place to experience rockfall up close...

Chowchilla! I married me a Chowchilla girl...she even worked at the Big Orange on 99!
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:27am PT
ďOne day we were over al Phil [Lesh]ís houseÖ He had a big dictionary. I opened it and there was ĎGrateful Deadí, those words juxtaposed. It was one of those moments, you know, like everything else went blank, diffuse, just sort of oozed away, and there was GRATEFUL DEAD in big, black letters edged all around in gold, man, blasting out at me, such a stunning combination. So I said, ĎHow about Grateful Deadí? And that was it.Ē Ė Jerry Garcia
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 11:31am PT
And on the very next page, we see would likely find and entry for "gray."

It's the Synch in all its glory.[Click to View YouTube Video]

Merced Boys and Chowchilla Girls.
Peggy.

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:47am PT
I don't want a woodshed, just wanna ride Marcel's moped

all of yíall
pupwood
heps him
the good guv
spooled the window down
looka here, looka here
about that time
have mercy
bit the cooter shell
parts strowed everywhere


They don't now, do they? uh uh

[Click to View YouTube Video]


This one's for all those beautiful women in Los Banos, Dos Palos, Mendota and especially Chowchilla and Chilla Vista. CALL me?

[Click to View YouTube Video]



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 12:01pm PT

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 12:04pm PT
E mail you?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 29, 2015 - 12:15pm PT
SMILES For MILES
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 29, 2015 - 01:36pm PT
Here's some smiles...Me, Peggy Lou and the kid, Katherine Muir
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Apr 29, 2015 - 07:29pm PT
Which one is Donini?

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Great 17 minute film featuring Flames lookalikes Imperial Skateboard Club de Torrance.


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2015 - 10:39pm PT
Smile and the world smiles, too.We call this kind of ladies' hair fashion "helmet hair."

Some guys just melt when they see it.

Dancing cheek to cheek is kind of off-putting for me, however.

And I recall a certain dance partner in 9th grade who wore a bra that was like, "rude, man." It was like two cannon shells on this well-endowed woman.

Her name was Kathy. She had a bright, chipper smile. And hardened steel hair.

So, with that intro, here's this.
http://hair-and-makeup-artist.com/mens-military-haircuts/
http://hair-and-makeup-artist.com/womens-1960s-hairstyles/


In non-sequiturial order, here's Ludwig's fifth piano concerto the way it should be played.
V. Ashkenazy/London Philly/Haitink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4pJxad_aI8

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 30, 2015 - 12:52am PT
My days were filled with spring rambling savory solo jaunts up and as I have now for, the last ten years or so slid back down a slim twin line.
The top and I are not acquainted because pasted on exit moves just isn't worth the grovel.
Too many times at the move back to the horizontal, the top out is all about enjoying the face full of brambles and a mouth full of dirt from gardens of hanging dirt, the stick and twig filled loam that collects at the edges of cliff.
I call on the Mark tight, te doctor of doom a cutting edge Alpine/all around climber in the late 80s. Jilted by his loves for many different reasons he posited that summits need not be reached to claim to have climbed a new route. Embraced whole heartedly this is my greatest
Hypocrisy, I have become a Tony doesn't go to the Top, type of climber!!

Years ago when I was a fleck on the belly of the beast I was honored to raze all sorts of younger up and coming hard pullers one in particular at the start of his climbing, never finished a route,
I picked that calloused scab every time that we climbed in a three of him a legacy's son and me. The climbs at the Gunks, around the east, maybe in general climbs end in a mantel to a stand up , the belly roll on to the top won't work, you would slip off if you tried.


Stop
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 30, 2015 - 01:15am PT
The machine that drops this I might throw thru my nightmare an end at a bottle of extra strength. cold medicine and forty year old Seconal,

On my first climbin' trip to the valley it was wine and Seconol and the slopping ledges to drift to awake and shivering on.
now if the cut & paste on this worked I would not care but it drops a stinker some times
but mostly I blame my lame with tech. Self.

Twin complaints as my ankles are swollen and stiff, the water I drank a lot of is making sleeping a waste as I have to pee like a race horse,every hour on the hour .

Getting old sure sucks !

The green pond ridge, what I called Highbernia as a nod to the Scott's who pioneered the NJ highlands,and it is on the old maps is to blame for my needing a cane!

. The ridges are a discontinuous line of broken ridge tops made of pudding stone, a sand stone conglomerate that is made up of dense fine grained wine colored to a rusty looking sandstone matrix that holds fist sized and smaller pebbles of Quartz.

As the ridges of climbable rock are spread out over ten to twelve miles the epicenter of the best concentration of climbs is in a small four mile area that is bordered on three sides by residential homes, then there is the ex ski area, Craigmeir.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 06:15am PT
Am I smelling coffee, Gnome?

You sound as if you'd love to sleep but are sitting up in the dark like I was, not now able to drop into Morph's place due to...

And this was a pleasant surprise, an unexpected meeting as the sun has risen on your side of the country, but has to wait a bit here in the mediterranean climate. There is a soft wind and the trains have passed and it is quiet in the world outside.

Inside the tomb of this room with the son of Boom.

I'm recalling the article I read--well, most of it, anyhow--in a recent issue of AZ Hiwayz (11/52) about quaking aspens. The writer mentioned the mountain beaver, aka the boomer, and it instantly kindled thoughts which flamed up and made me chase a name of a man who I met on Tuedsday.

Boomer is my dad's nickname, see. He flew an aeroplane in the War, just like GARP's dad. This is the chain of consciousness concerning my thinking, so there's no head-scratching "What's he on about?"

Michael Samberg of Atwater, 92 years old. His wife is 95. They remind me of the Deckers, John's parents. John lives up on floor five, Upper Middle Earth. He's devoted to them.

Mike is a retired engineer. He lived his early life in New York. He went into the service of the US Army to fight the nazi. He put up a good fight. And he won.
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=27441

They didn't know the gun was loaded? They were not straight shooters? No, he was just a lot damned luckier than a two-peckered billy goat or a whole lot luckier than the dammed Colorado River.

I was fortunate to have been able to ride back from my visit to Fresno in the van's middle seat with Mike and to have spoken with him waiting for the last guy to finish up with his appointment.

I wish this man was my neighbor. He'd soon get tired of me hangin' around, though. I'd pester him for stories like Dennis pestered Mr. Mitchell.

So does the name Samberg mean anything to you?

He's related to the SNL's Andy Samberg, a first cousin type of relationship, but probably twice removed. He explained the relationship thing by saying simply that second indicates no blood relation, while first does.

Being an engineer and having degrees from City College of NY and another school in the Big Giant Apple, and having to use his knowledge as a draftsman/engineer in the late 40s and on, he knew about slide rules like I know about pitons.
http://sliderulemuseum.com/KE_Standard.htm

He made the claim that his slide rules were all K & E brand, the finest, he said. Boomer used a slide rule when doing his "homework" from the office: computing percentages on office performance for the higher management guy in Modesto.

Non-sequitured in here are these pictorial images of mine, far better than the ones I took from the van.


Keep fighting the good fight against gravity, lad. Say hello to the boydz.

I have miles to go before I sleep again.

And I'm pretty sure there will be many, many months before we get more rain.

When I am a truly old man, I shall look for purple rain.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 30, 2015 - 06:41am PT
I never will ask in that tone as to what you are on about ,
I know it is on thin rations and Ernest thought of spending so much love and time thinking enjoying toying with mind games ,seeing oddly, trippin'and stuff, all of it worthy.
The spacer goes racer and the final curves he runs at flat out
Winning the race . . .
Cheers good morn' and I will see you later
Maybe did I call? Yeah! Again Howell go well!


Apr 30, 2015 - 06:41am PT
I never will ask in that tone as to what you are on about ,
I know it is on thin rations and Ernest thought of spending so much love ad time thinking and enjoying toying with mind games ,trip and stuff,
The spacer goes racer and the final curves he runs at flat out
Winning the race
Cheers good morn' and I will see you later
Maybe did I call? Yeah! Again Howell go well!

Edit
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 06:50am PT
I'll be going to talk to Doc Love this a.m.

Memeean to say doglove.

Be sweet to each other today, folks.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 07:19am PT
Here is the back cover of that issue of ZZ Hiways.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 30, 2015 - 08:37am PT
MARk Termimi??
Once pictured in one of the climbing mags soloing the route
FIVE TEN D, the Valley route it is a fine shot and should be added to the Head band thread
IF I CAN FIND IT
I will post it the scanner works hooray!
MARK he was at my wedding, his gift was a hoot, his girl thought that my girl wanted her man which was off and so off as to be odd, still a 'banker' with a capital 'B'she was his third really impressive women and I think the real thing at the time.
His first wife still stands out as the one true dream girl that I have ever met and she was some good friends ex-wife then too as I think I recall!?
Mark!
I think back,
and wonder after him ?
Is he a likely lurker on a Yosemit-centric wad site?
Is he past it and with middle age spread sailing the hi-seas with that super competitive trader-chick?
Hey four of us pulled that boat out of a back yard in Newburgh NY a Forty footer, the boat a sailboat that slept four in comfort nine in a pinch was free for the taking bu a long way from sea-worthy.
Mark called on my rigging and his over site two girls of limited understanding but tons of real muscle strength to pull that sad bich with a t out off of crumbling stacks that had started to let the keel touch ground.

What ever happened to the boat?
The girl ?
Mark?
I have no idea .

The reason for Facebook is near

but still not for me I can't see it,
it is an anathema to me.
So are selfies, I hurt myself but good trying to scuttle over to rocks not dialed in and up to a respectable high-point all in twelve seconds ,denoted by an ever quickening beep, beep, beep,
Shutter fire sound and fall down, no fall azz over nostril and jam strong index into a jelly knuckled claw!
Days of no rest later it is a throbber, an injury in the making. I will have to
Start slow and build up to harder climbing sends - I will have to follow a strict calendar this year.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 30, 2015 - 12:53pm PT
Careful here the posts from "sweet William" verses Sour Dick, seem aimed at some sort of west coast beef who's kid it is really may not matter but do not get in the weeds with this one. He has been on my radar since his 1st post I do not know why?
this is my first ever on board communique thru the PM service. (I think ?)
T, I consider you a true pal thanx for seeing that Brian is okay
Email me at gnomeofthedibase@gmail.com I am a babbler talk your ear off if you call
so warned we should talk.

I sent that to T Hocking and looking at it it needs to be said here publicly
Gary

Social climber
From A Buick 6
Apr 30, 2015 - 02:53pm PT
Pat Wood is kinda pretty. Have to like her name, too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 03:32pm PT
Gary dawg, she is, but Miss Betty Wool is much better looking and less stuck up after teaching and principaling at Snelling School for years.

Looks great in one of those "black dresses." For her age. Not in Peggy's league, though.

Some jerk tossed a D-cell in the creek.Of course, I did not take it out. It looks happy as the clams there. And I'd have gotten muddy shoes.

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Sweet Virginia, meet Sweet William.
Sweet William, VA 23185
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 10:00pm PT
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For all the married couples at the campfire.

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For all their young'uns and all the bird-lovers, too.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2015 - 10:21pm PT
For the rhythmically-challenged.
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Try this place for a limberjack.
http://www.oldtownschool.org/musicstore/

Try this number for a good time, son...[Click to View YouTube Video]
Son de Madera. "They are made of wood."

Son de Chowchilla. "They are jumped-up Yokuts."
http://500nations.com/casinos/caNorthForkRancheria.asp
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 03:13am PT
Try as I might yours truly is still soloing rocks stupid like a noob ?
Chances are if I am going to bother to take a walk it will include or be destined to find some
Cliff or rock that I can climb on.. I find walking in the woods and climbing as moving meditation. The walk to the rock is a part of the meditation. The preparation is as important as the main event to reach a state of consciousness that allows me to feel the vibe. . Be. . !!!!
I seem to remember a climber who did doctoral studies in Tia Chi, and the results of the practice in the benefits to climbers at high altitude. J Gill?
Rusty Bailey?
It is that now my Dr who is maybe to old for me has me taking 80 ,not 20 &40 but
Two forty' of. Lipitor !
I am a solid and a bad cholesterol number of 138 So that it is genetic I do not binge on any in fact I do not eat any cheese ice cream red meat only lean skinless chicken, and an almost vegan diet though I do eat eggs, the fat is hard to understand and stand it makes me question
The world when I am hungry and fat at the same time more work and bread and water? I need to loose thirty pounds like
Last week but I can not seem to budge the scale.


Time has run out as that other thread has the red it,..!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 07:15am PT
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 30, 2015 - 08:04pm PT
Try it out here:


http://how-old.net/#results

It was right on in age-guessing on this one. About 50-50 correct guessing on a random sampling of photos off my hard drive.



Credit: zBrown



And on another front:

Cow Analysis:

A pedometer tied to the leg of a cow and some real time data analysis not only can help in monitoring the health of the animal but also in detecting its estrus and even to control the gender of its offspring.

...

"The cloud turns hardware into software; software into services, fully managed services; and data into intelligence. It makes you smart and it lets you free," Sirosh told the audience amidst applause.

Very useful too, in avoiding stepping in cow sheeit - I assume.


http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/machine-data-and-analytics-can-spur-new-phase-of-development-115050100115_1.html


Stolen right after the eighth post to the page thread I mean and I am always gonna B that, in z~s eyes why not ride the crashing wave
Oh into the rocks ?
Hmmm well then
Bail and duck under and swim hard in the other direction
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 1, 2015 - 12:36pm PT
Gnome, this one is for you. The mystery canyon with loads of beautiful birds, also home to a few gnomes. ff


feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 1, 2015 - 12:41pm PT
I have better photos, but I like this one best, because there is some shade for me. And around here are a remarkable variety and number of birds. ff

feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 1, 2015 - 12:45pm PT
Here's a better, but less artistic, image.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 01:59pm PT
Thanx so much and i am going to whiplash back to the comment you made that we should try to include delinquents in the climbing activities to inspire a love of the natural beauty that we see, in them, who see a canvas for their expression.

two main points that then need to be looked at more closely later.

!) The high traffic wild spaces are already a shared resource, that depends on responsible, like minded user groups. I worry that if one shows the ropes to those inclined to tagg, they will use the ability to reach more rock that they see as a canvas from which they feel, they have every right, as public space, to display their art from.

2) A blanket statement: the level of disrespect shown by the young partying set today wants one to keep at arms reach of ones belongings and often cars have been ransacked by individuals who are two faced and deny the tagging when they have paint on thier hands.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 02:01pm PT
I'm thinking the Madera Lumberjacks.I'm thinking the Boston Brown Pelicans.

I'm thinking Babe O'Kivaree from Ballico, a .345 lifetime average.Did Babe worry about cholesterol?

Heck, they didn't even HAVE it in the twenties!


All the best batters begin with beer.

So take a lesson, Gnome, less'n you are goin' to worry yurself to death over yer physique.

Maybe you should train with Waits.[Click to View YouTube Video]I'm serious.

Don't want no Abba Zabba.[Click to View YouTube Video]Survival can't survive without his Abba Zabba, but that's just him.

"Pousse, pousse, Baba Beta Baboom."

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 02:05pm PT
wait for flowers shrunk to fit better. . .
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 02:14pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 02:29pm PT
I'd walk through fire and Flames if I could help out, CT.
But i've got my own physical hell to deal with now.

Sorry to hear about yur finger, too. That's fate, though, and it's fickle.

I don't believe milk cartons should make reference to bSBT or whatever that cow hormone is. Growth comes from experience.

You have grown, Gnome. And grown quickly here lately.

I weighed in at 169 lbs. on Tuesday--I've lost thirty in just a month. but that's of necessity. I needed to lose the weight. Fortunately, there was a conjunction of impecuniousness along with that need. The Lord was lookin' after me and I didn't figure that out till last night.

You can do it, if it's that critical. Face up to it, that aging bodies put on weight. Not much you can do except eat right for the cholesterol, so far as I know.

You know, neebee's got plenty of dietary limitations, but she eats pretty well despite her genetic disposition to swelling joints in her fingers, her nimble fingers. And Lilabiene, too, suffers from genetic/dietary problems galore.

I wish she'd pop in to say hi, but she's awfully busy with her new situation.

*sigh*

Thinking of Audrey...calling out to her...be here when you can, Doltish girl.

Right now, in the heart of the valley of the sun, it's nearly 90 degrees.
http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=merced+weather

The weather is like it usually is, but it's a dry heat. It used to be a little moister heat but we aren't irrigating as much.

Und zo...for all the hardmen who've climbed in the heat, something for you, brave crazies that you are.[Click to View YouTube Video]Copyright Eye Sage Productions.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 1, 2015 - 02:46pm PT
Gnome, I hear you on the sharing sacred spaces with the ignorant and selfish. I guess if anyone decided to take one of these kids under their wing, so to type, that kid would need to be carefully chosen. And Mouse, you are right, growth comes when it comes, and we probably cannot change that fact much at all.

Darn.

I know I am 'way too optimistic about people. I trust too much, and think people are better than they sometimes are. Surprises me every time, being as I am the only intimate frame of reference I have since perfect (for me) Doug is out there climbing among the stars. Doug used to lecture me on being less trusting of people, told me I thought people were a lot better than a lot of them are. So, Gnome, I take your words to heart. Wisdom.

The Gnomes are at Kubo Madera, Madera Canyon, Arizona, where I was birding and hiking (not climbing) a few days ago. Then I wandered over near Baboquivari to check out all the birds around there, but again, no climbing. As I am slowly regaining my usual level of strength and stamina, this trip was a great "training run" for me, hiking around searching for birds and seeing lots of other critters as well.

For every one out there who is healing and mending, convalescing and recovering, I send lots of fairy dust and best "be well" wishes, except that I am still keeping a little for myself. Mouse, you do more than your share of healing around here and other places, so don't ever think you are not doing enough. We climb. We lead. We learn. We lead. Finally, we learn to share, and let each lead themselves in the direction they are inclined to go. I guess it all works out at some point. MY best advice, probably my only good advice for others, is

Follow Your Heart.
feralfae
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 03:40pm PT
And heartfelt thanks for your kindness in sharing, too.

Your pictures are as nice as pie, too, ff.

I had a beautiful slow-ride on Black Rascal Creek coming back from the consult with Doc Love.

He let me take this pic of the pic on his wall, taken by a pro that used to shoot the riders at Sears and other venues and offer them up for sale.Or this sidewalk, which I followed to the beginning of the bike path along the creek.

We used to go out crawfishin', and .22 plinkin' on BR when it was all wide-open BITD.The day, as I said, was a good one.

I have tons more photos, but you get the picture.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 04:12pm PT
I'm not up on this. I should be more so. Newts are so cool![Click to View YouTube Video]Jeff Denham's a hack, believe me.
Two of the lower Merced's residents near Cressey, living in the river bottom on a dairy.1.3' of safety net? Yikes!

Just because we da Flames, brah![Click to View YouTube Video]Madera, go home! Heads full of sawdust don't belong in a tinderbox.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 04:29pm PT
Short Line Shorty liked this on Facebook. (kidding--there is no SL Shorty.)[Click to View YouTube Video]There are more of these on YT.

Here's a gem.[Click to View YouTube Video]
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 1, 2015 - 06:18pm PT
MFM, I'd be in the pick-up truck.
And that one cow looks as though she is truly thinking about some suspicious cheesy guy.

Out riding the bike? I am waiting for the fall sales to get a new one. How great that you are out riding, and that you have great places to ride. I have dirt/gravel roads and hill sides, though, so I am not complaining. And birds.

Thank you,
feralfae
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:41pm PT
"The circus is in town"

-Bruce Clown (Davidson) Palisades, New Jersy 1958

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:43pm PT
Flammin and groovy

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:45pm PT
"Only a cog in their train"

-Gregor Samsa

but better'n watching your Samsung "Smart" TV spy on you


[Click to View YouTube Video]


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:47pm PT
Smile

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:51pm PT
Simile

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 06:55pm PT
yo no soy marinaro? no el salůn de belleza?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 06:58pm PT
Beethovanni Strings playing 3me symphony! Lo and be bold, zBrown!

Buck the system!
Great Railway Journeys - The High Andes to Patagonia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvSylwLBNwU
55 minutes long with some good local muxica.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
Why is utube dinging me for copyright when this is right there on their site...
there must be some way outa here

BTW, Ophelia dropped two years in this take (blame it on Microsoft)

Bruce Clown actually bummed that toke he's got in his hand

Just when was the electric violin invented

Can you put anything but chalk in a leather cup

what's the current price of a pennywhistle

what's happening across the street from your crib

boiled gutz of birds, word-poison

gotta luv those insurance men, no

Mike Bloomfield on guitar (are you out there Dr. Ament)

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwzBrown

my two cents worth, no more letters you know (well unless of course)


yeah they're quite lame





[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 08:03pm PT


http://angeliquethewitch.tumblr.com/



[Click to View YouTube Video]At one of JStan's gigs.

Then they all went out and repaired roads next day.

Ciao, John!
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 08:38pm PT
Peggy Peggy Peggy Peggy .... pretty name, no?


Funny thing, I was still living in Hollywood (which isn't that far from North Hollywood) and had some connections at the Palomino because I had lived next door to L.A. dj Jim Carson (still working today). Still I missed this show.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 1, 2015 - 08:42pm PT
Not an electric geetar, but the first appearance of sitar on Beatles song.


Well, it's time for bed.

If you're out tonight on your bike, wear white.

Funny how those birds are always flown?



[Click to View YouTube Video]

White, you say?

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Why not put Jack White v. Jack Black on the card with Mayweather & Mr. P?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 2, 2015 - 02:40am PT
brown !! You rock
I know that it is
Radio silence
From me
That you prefer,
Thank you for the
Soul sound trax of
Right now and
In the past.

You have changed the movie.
That alone would be worthy.


Also it seems that you are not what you seem.
All the more amazing when you play DR I'm in too.
Tell more about turmeric do you use capsules ?
I cook with it & Honey often at a teaspoon of honey per table spoon of Tumeric.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 06:43am PT
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron, is most widely known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color. The gingery/peppery, deep yellow spice is a cooking staple throughout Asia, Chula Vista, and Connecticut, sometimes, not often, in Camp 4, for brown rice.

We did use this, based on recommendations from Annie Baker, Sweet Pea's GF.


[Click to View YouTube Video]Pousse, pousse, That's all I got.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 07:23am PT
No! Wait! There's this great new band![Click to View YouTube Video]Alan Price made millions, everybody else got zilch.

http://www.uncut.co.uk/features/the-making-of-the-animals-the-house-of-the-rising-sun-24476

There was another twist. The singleís royalties, assigned to Alan Price as sole arranger, left a lingering bitterness. Price refused to talk for this piece Ė ďhe tries not to be drawn into the open wound of the publishing,Ē believes drummer John Steel.

Burdon, too, has mixed feelings about his biggest hit. ďThe downside was realised by me just recently. I was frontman for a band that was screwing me from behind. We toured non-stop for almost two years, hardly a day offÖ for zero. We lost our monies in the Bermuda triangle. But at least Iím alive to tell the tale. And Iím still out on the road, keeping songs like this alive.Ē

"Sucknahs!"

If they had managed to put "Arr. by the Animals" on the label, things would have been lots different, according to Eric in his second auto-biography, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.

Highly recommended by me, zBrown.

He was a great friend of our motorcycle expert rider.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 07:59am PT
Gotta love this guy, can't sing for sheeit but follows instructions well, pretty good songwriter. Born right next to Canada, digs BOB-LO.


[Click to View YouTube Video]


Step lightly, but listen with a good ear.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 08:07am PT
"My other bike is an XKSS D-type" (Trancas, 1974)





NOT that spot

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 08:11am PT
"Aack!"
[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 08:18am PT
Weight a minute.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 08:23am PT
No. YOU weight a minute.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1934458&tn=0

Just wanted some dang climbing shots...
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 08:50am PT
Gee Nome, thanks for that reminder on the turmeric. I had let it slide while I was trying to get some baseline labs established.

I have to get back on track.

I have chugged it straight with water, but I think the ez_est route for me is to mix it into V8 (they make a 'lower' sodium version).

Anyone ever seen the photo of Steve "don't call me McGiver" with his rifle and animal rug?

Why, is it missing?

Why is it missing?

The photo or the rifle?

Don't rifle with my affectations.
-David Bowie




It's been said before, probably even written in the book:

One man gathers, what another man spills



Still trying to find a use (and how to use) my digital micrometer.



zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 10:03am PT
I'd forgotten all about this cat. Just me lookin' back at me.




The Babe, Sweetwater Lake, not far from Otay Mtn.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 02:54pm PT
The real babe. My niece, Jessica Cowley, currently appearing in Facebook, the Lost Episodes.

"I think you're gonna like this shot."--Bob Cummings Show opening line
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 03:31pm PT
Winston Cummings? and don't overlook D_Wayne Hickman.

[Click to View YouTube Video]


Why not? A ZIV Television Production

[Click to View YouTube Video]

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 03:36pm PT
Another stunner. My neighbor down the hall, Miss Lulu.And she's an artist looking back!

Today is free comics day at Red Sky just around the corner from Middle Earth.

I was honored to meet these folks. I introduced myself as Scott Ruffalo's dad--Scottie owned Bueno Boarding just up the street years ago.

I don't remember the young couple's name, but he and I began a reminiscence of boarding from ten years ago, when Bueno competed with the lame Graffiti shop and kicked their butts at competition. Scott's personality had much to do with it.

The kids loved his attitude and his Jack Russel, Petie. (NOT Pito!)

While we were engrossed in our talk, somebody snatched my cold, just-purchased Lipton tea from where I had set it on the sidewalk!

It was OK, though I wish he had asked.

There was a lot to do on that little block of shops around noon. I went down expecting to find a gathering of skaters. The gig doesn't start until six p.m. tonight, however. I didn't think to check the poster for the time, but it was worth the trip down the stairs, the bottle of Lipton Sweet Tea notwithstanding.

This is a gallery of what I saw. I'm glad I set up where I did, out of the sun, in the shade of the southern side of the street. It is blazing out there!
I'm looking forward to seeing Scott and Jennifer and the grandkids tonight at the skate-fest...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 2, 2015 - 03:48pm PT
Amazing that my dust bin released a stash of old magazines and things,
including a Summit from February '74:volume 20, #1 0f 10 - & - #33 Mountain from march '74 both in mint condition. that and a picture or two that show us as strong, young and Fine,. . . . have kept me smiling all day. . .specimen at the natural history museum in NYcity.[xNo Need to click to enlarge
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 03:54pm PT
THE MAN!



The fattest Jack Russel terrier I've ever seen hangs out at the Cigar Monkey tobacco shop.

[ZBrown, I know how you feel about butts, amigo.]
Nice stash, Gnome!


Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 2, 2015 - 04:20pm PT
hope to scan some and she will let that Hart of the Gunks shot go up too i think, er well we will see?
Have to admit that giving blood is not my strong suit,
and the seasick feeling that lingers after the phlebotomist, has taken her samples remains all day.
I feel kinda like I'm at a parade in the heat of the day with nothin' to eat just smelling'
the perfume of life
and hot dogs and cotton candy and
latin panel and awkard salami toting joe's with one thumb ,
go take a shower!
oops just having fun
seems i still climb and get it done
at over 155lbs that sh#t is funny !
if I could loose more than a thumbs worth of weight I could send again!
to much on the thumbthing - did I take to understand that you Blew the darn thing off with a blasting cap?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 04:42pm PT
Check out the Crested Butte in this one


We don't need no stinkin' helmets, we gotz manos de piedra.


Never heard of him, does Jack Russell play lead or base?
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 05:01pm PT
Gee Nome interesting how you got those traces of green and blue in that otherwise black and white photo.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 05:04pm PT
That Darned Thumb was a Disney classic.

No, it was a carving knife wielded by a freaked-out farm woman.

No, wait!

It was when I fell at Tahquitz on the West Face. As I fell, the thumb lodged for a split-second in a crack, jammed, and gravity did the rest.

No, wait some more!

Now I "re-member!"

It was when I was cowboyin' out north of Crusted Butt, MT. This recalcitrant dogie was a-runnin' off from the bunch so I took off after the SOB. I had the loop on him, the pony stopped on a dime, and as I tried to dally the rope 'round the saddle cantle, the loop in the line came tight on my thumb, shearing it right plumb off! Happens a lot. Ya gotta pay attention.

No, the real story...I was a new worker in the CalPack peach cannery. I got my hand caught up in peach-pitting macinery, all sharp and fast-movin' and I couldn't get it out nor reach the red emergency stop button.

My supervisor was just as quick as a freaked-out farm woman chasin' mice and did it for me--he was standin' about ten feet away repairin' another one of those devil-machines.

Valium addiction followed, I went slowly to hell, and ended up a derelict in Camp 4. I owe my revival to a friendly climber named Rocky.

His advice was never to hurry, take your time, and check things a second time. Wish I'd not dropped the LSD the night before. I really do.

From Ben Hurry.[Click to View YouTube Video]Would have worked as a seasonal employee of CalPack for the rest of my life, had not there been divine intervention.

Rocky had his own problems. Mostly with women.[Click to View YouTube Video]

Lookin' back Saturday, huh?[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 05:07pm PT
Ken "The Flash" - Mission Beach CA. Anyway he asked the other day if there was any good skating in the Central Valley, maybe say Merced.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 05:22pm PT

[Click to View YouTube Video]

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 2, 2015 - 08:31pm PT
Dude can't sing or box, but ya still gotta love him. Rumoured to have either attended or will be attending Facelift.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 09:34pm PT

[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2015 - 09:40pm PT
In protest, I will do nothin' to nobody nohow.

Let 'em do unto others what they will, I simply won't.

A peace guy has a hard road to travel, it's best done alone.

So why are all these folks behind me?

I didn't do nothin' to nobody nohow.


Mr. Farmer Bruce, sir:

I am shut-mouth speechless.

Thank you and your/our friends.

MFM

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2015 - 04:43am PT
Wait a minute, here...

then wait a minute over there.

Tom Waits for no man...

but it's Tom Waits for me.[Click to View YouTube Video]
Or better yet, Slow Hand.[Click to View YouTube Video]Too early to crow for day...

and you can't sleep? Like me?

then let us go to a car show!

This is "that car thread," after all.

(We're not just a bunch of shiftless bums.)

Low-riders United States of America and Mexico.

Let us roll slow and ride low from Merced to Oslo.

[I'm on the sat-phone in the glove box.]

Bueno, Carlow speakin'.

Hey, mon, it's Mouse. You busy? You wanna ride with us?

Lemme check my shedyool, Mouse. Chit yeah, bro! Where we headin'?

No where, mon.

What we gonna do when we don't get there?

Absolutely nothin', mon. We are...just west of...this place. we just caught the Tom Waits gig.
[bzzzt...silence on the line.]

Well, that was a bust.

We'll just have to go on our way without you, bud. Better luck next time.















I don't know about you, mon. I got the muunchies. Let us grab a cupcake, or some meatball sliders, then take a snooze and cruise some more.Later, skaters.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 3, 2015 - 07:14am PT
hey there say, mouse... just stopped by to encourage you to PLEASE POST that thread, that you were going to do... about the ahwahnee hotel and the medical
use, as to the war stuff...


been really hoping to see it...


hope to get that colorado road trip search, etc... been very busy, so could not get back about this...


:)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2015 - 07:34am PT
he screen shot idea is a fail...If you care , you can click to enlarge and the PLUS PLUS PLUS (+<,+<,+) and then it talks about an obscure route that used the pins i used to put up routes . The pins are Army surrplus and came packed in a jelly that was meant to inhibit rust , looks like it worked out well huh,
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2015 - 07:49am PT
If I go to edit the above post I loose everything after the second 'Plus' sign.

So much for 'eyes on the prize' symbol, or this )(, .. .. )( = sweet spot . . .

hmm that seems to workout ...

not that my silly symbol wearing a hat is not not worthy of an appearance,

it is just that he or she must show at the bottom of any post,

see below.

good morning all

and now it is
time
for
the
silly
symbol
in
a
Hat



</;+D
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2015 - 09:01am PT
The Formula

[(</;+D) + (:0) ] / [ zB ] = Flames Cure-all Tonic

patent pending

no more spending

than need be

add ons?

neebee

gypsy

feralfae

when taking all three

throwpie comes free

Our pit crew is pitiful with tire changes and oil changes.
It is fairly good with life changes, but only with the right music to motivate them.
[Click to View YouTube Video]



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2015 - 09:30am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]

DO YOU KNOW?

If you want to find whether or not a certain video has been uploaded to SupremoTaco, all you need do is to plug the 11-digit URL (Uniform Resource Locator) into the Forum Search box and click it.

This will show you if it's been used here and where.

Try it at home!

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2015 - 10:03am PT
No I'm into reduce den seeing it again or redundency or dunce you C that it is more fun to be akimbo an' unsure if your mind is goin';
as in : "didn't i just post that last week?" when it was in -fact last year. More rULes TO eark-B sees that,,
but thanx for more instruction to follow r the inserections , don't place random letters in your you stuff. . . Your stuff is already un-read able t and I mean no trying to send cryptic messages & because no one gets it even U when you spell it Going' out that you are trying to be cute when every one and all the lurkers too, think what a. . .. .. .. hole !
puddles to you!! and puddles in wrist spoon before noon in 'zona day of ,
life if you get caught. . .
pull straws to raise gas money to get the Farook outa there
Gerrys' kids was the pitz and my climbin' bonefedese, at risk if i bailed on this
so i called in a favor of ole' Kenny Black he bought two visine bottles and i got him back stage at Tempe.... sorry that it was such carnage that stole yer thumb, what a man good on yu! haha he my one thumb brutha' frumu' nudda muthu' the 2Core ? values demands that directions be swallowed hook line and sinker, as for trip' the best time is that time as of now, info? I can not be sure though, but i can never see a way to get away.
The Jtree Fund raiser was not and if I set for COR then Yose is out - and I need to go home to the ditch - climbin' be what it is a YoYo thing, well maybe I an' the units would be better severed at the Ahwahnee, butter and bread provided by Grand ma? hmm that could work out.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 12:10pm PT
Y'all of course remember when Bippin and Boppin got famous, right?


motorpsycho rocker take II

Down at the juke joint me and the boys were stompin'
Bippin' an a boppin', telling a dirty joke or two
In walked this chick and I knew she was up to something
I kissed her right there out of the blue

I said "Hey baby, meet me I'm a tough guy"
Got my cycle outside, you wanna try?
She just looked at me and rolled them big eyes
And said "Ooh I'd do anything for you 'cause you're a rocker"

[Click to View YouTube Video]

And if you're out tonight on your bike, stay Thin
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 12:14pm PT

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
The Taco's own Thin Lizzie, an original and beloved by the Lord.On her behalf, since this IS Sunday, and because we flames aren't out at the drags burning rubber off our tires, nor are we at the crags burning rubber off the soles of our climbing shoes, it behooves us to recall another jail-break--one which freed the apostle Peter to go free US, in turn, from Satan's grip.

Text is Acts 5:18-20.

"They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,
"Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life."Ö

An impromptu sermon from the bottom of the talus pile, so to speak. No need to spray from a mountain top. None of you are up there, you're here. It's cooler down here in the edge of the forest anyway.

I've known Jesus most of my life, promised Him this and that, over and over, time after time, ad nauseum.

I've known neebee just a little under three years. I think the effect she has had on my life is like the effect Jesus had on the apostles, an unruly gang if I've ever seen one.

But they were human and predictable. They needed a strong leader, an example of faith in providence, God's mercy, and faithful love.

neebee has been that for me, with her example and her prayers, and maybe for some of you.

I'm probably lots happier than I can remember being, with few exceptions, in that whole lifetime of accepting and ignoring Jesus.

And I'm past being afraid of what others may think of me for speaking up.

This is not a religion thread--it's a car thread, and a music thread, and when the urge comes on us, a climbing thread, all bound together in a ball of small threads.

Here's the skinny on my relationship with Jesus.

I wanted to be a missionary priest at a young age. I wanted to be a father to my child and raise her as a Christian when I first married. I tried Marriage Encounter with my first wife, which didn't do much except make me skeptical when she left. I became a Pseudo-Pentecostal and attended prayer meetings in Oxnard when I worked with my good friend Ike, and when I moved to Merced in '83, I went to church as I felt like it was necessary, which wasn't often.

Then, in '90, I married my own Liz and started worshiping with her family at the local Episcopal church. Then the Lord took back that gift and I began attending the Catholic services on Sunday with my aging parents, which made them glad; but when they passed, I stopped going to mass entirely.

Since I know many of you who now come to the Taco, and many who have gone away from here, too, have had very similar experiences, you can appreciate what I have gone through. It was all preamble to what's going on in my life now.

I'm now happiest when I can turn problems over to the Lord, like neebee does constantly. I considered it a cop-out for a while, but her example and her obvious joy in her faith have given me another go-round in this rodeo, and I mean to stick this horse, come what may. So I'm not copping out when I give troubles over to my friend Jesus. I believe in His power to get things done, in His own way and in His own time.

I keep trying to pray, silently or with others who feel as I do, and that's limited to neebee, because there is no Christian community here with which I care to share things. They tend to put me in a place where they feel safe from the wild boy I can be at times. So I'm happy to go it alone, with some fellowship with neebee now and again.

I'll be 67 this month and it's time I did it right and for good.

Thank you, neebee, and thank you Jesus.

A simple hymn, one of John Fahey's earliest to be recorded.
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It means to me that I need not fear the wrong trail, for Christ is all around me, like St. Patrick felt. I will stay on the right trail if I trust in Him and no other.

Now let's have us a skate party.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2015 - 03:15pm PT
My son Scott had a big hand in prepping the street and organizing this event, which was to re-introduce Merced to Madre Skateboards, which was here for a time and has come back again.There were ramps and rails set up between the Cinema Cafe/Mainzer theater on the sidewalk.As the crowd gathered, most of them, I could tell, knew some of the skaters who participated. Parents, of course, who were supportive of the activities of these kids with more energy than the average teen. It was cool to see no worries about helmets and pads. And if there were stoners out there, I'd have not been surprised, though there wasn't a shred of evidence of that. It was a blazing day, but the evening was soft and the moon came out full and round.
I was sorta bummed not to have seen Scott's kids, but the parents were too busy to keep an eye on the two boys, Noah and Jake. Little Lizzie and Sophie stayed home, too.

I had a great time and there is another event scheduled sometime soon over on Canal St. Jen didn't know much about it. I'll ask Scott about it when I deliver these to him, along with the dozens of other shots that I made.

I bought a maple-bacon cupcake and came home more tired than the skaters, NOT...such a huge amount of ENERGY!

Gnome tells me he began skating at ten years old as the sport was still in its infancy.

Whaddya think, Throwpie?

Bueno Boarding, succeeded by Madre Skateboards, lowered cars, and "pretty good music," and organized, too! Hard to beat.
Thank you, Scott, for making me aware of this, for being such a good person, and a source of pride for your own madre, Liz Freeman Bermingham, and myself.

Buenos noches de Merced, Taco!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2015 - 04:37pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2015 - 04:49pm PT
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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 3, 2015 - 07:07pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

ahhh, the race-of-live... through our trails, flat and smooth, or rough and hard...

the things we see, the things we learn, the things we conquer...

humbles us, and amazes us...


like the climbers trail, to the top, through all kinds of weather,
and unseen upsets...

like the hikers awe, at the view, sunrises and sunsets...
and the hidden meadows and springs that appear...


yep, me, i NEED the help me jesus for sure...
and the beauty shines down, like after the storm clouds, that move aside,
when the SUN breaks through...
and the AIR is clear... :)


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wow...
edit: had to find this:


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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 07:41pm PT
What is this sheeit?

This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system.

Give 'em a copyright notice.


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 07:44pm PT
Rowan on the river?

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 07:53pm PT
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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 3, 2015 - 08:03pm PT
hey there say, zbrown... say, i had a good version of that mule skinner blues, on a yodel cd...
will look it up, when i can and post it...


loved hearing merle haggard, doing that...
just now...

have to see these, later, i am late, for to go sleep... :O
*stalled computer, messed my time up, :))


oh my, edit:

say, i do NOT have to look IT up-- it just CAME on , after the merle haggard one...

here it is:
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night for now... :)
and happy good eve, to you...



hee hee, say, nowwww--go and practice yourself some ol' yodels, :)
oh my, but don't let the neighbors, HEAR,
:)
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 3, 2015 - 08:11pm PT
hi neebee - sweet dreams

The one that didn't work was Jimmie Rodgers. thanks for staying on top of things


so here's Johnny right here in Del Mar (2014) lookin' good still singing and playin' strong

seems like a good man to me

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Beverly Hills, 2014

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Brazil, 2010 - youtube=4fNMeKn1Hdg

Boston? -1999

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throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 3, 2015 - 09:15pm PT
Stephen Dawkins calls God "the cosmic knob twiddler".

As far as skateboard history, the first time I saw a skateboard as a surfboard substitute must have been around 1961. You had to make them, cause as far as we knew you couldn't buy them. Two by fours, shag carpet and steel wheels.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 04:17am PT
What's a tuba for?

They float, among other things.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 05:26am PT
Higher and Hyer.From Universal-International's
Rowan and Martin comedy
Once Upon a Horse

Miss Palomino Paloalto del Camino Real y Paulo-Reed, Miss Universal-International.Say what?

Umbilicus.


Gigantea.


Infinitesmal.[Click to View YouTube Video]Brujo playing a set on his set at the beach.


Way-high up.[Click to View YouTube Video]Skip to 7:30.
Rest in peace, Tim, high on some mountain.



zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 06:56am PT
My first skateboard was in 1959. It was a low-budget affair, no shag carpet.

Used to ride at the Junior High school in the evenings. Would be arrested there these days.

Even more interesting is that one can find photos of the place on the internet.


Floyd and Mr. P. even showed up one day. Wasn't 1959.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 07:06am PT
"I had a run-in with a ranger in Stoneman Meadow, Bertha.
I had to move the car.
I was on my bended knees changing the tire, for God's sake!
What a turd! She it!"
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"Don't look now, but that's Ernie Bennett over there with his camera. Maybe he'll take a picture of us. Don't move."
"But I've got to move. I've simply got to move."

Put this concert on and you won't have to move for over 2.5 hrs.
Grateful Dead /7-4-89/ Rich Stadium Orchard Park, NY.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_C7lpzwba0

Cold Rain and Snow

Warm Snow Means Rain

Out, in, the cold raining snow

Grateful Dead 3/Walkin' Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHfTFfUdc_A

Kristen playing it up for the touristas "here beside the rising tide." EC Bridge.

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Sweetly singin'.[Click to View YouTube Video]

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell /Love Has Come For You (Full Album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aAy6YPCe-4

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 07:16am PT
Tried to ride here once, but got arrested.




Of all the versions of my recorded songs, the Johnny Rivers one was my favorite. It was obvious that we were from the same side of town, had been read the same citations, came from the same musical family and were cut from the same cloth. When I listened to Johnny's version of "Positively 4th Street," I liked his version better than mine. I listened to it over and over again........When I heard Johnny sing my song, it was obvious that life had the same external grip on him as it did on me.

-Bob Dylan's Chronicles Volume 1

"but I don't care for that base line"
-unpublished Dylan comment after SF Press conference



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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 07:44am PT
Another Side of Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers once said, "of all the renditions of Bob's song +4St., I always liked Lucinda Williams best, but I don't mean that, good luck."

Johnny got a bit touchy in his "middle" years, not out of kindness I suppose, but more from lack of well-deserved recognition.

[what a long sss_strange trip, watch it on Youtube]

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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 4, 2015 - 08:02am PT
hey there say, zbrown...

say, i always enjoyed and liked hearing johnny rivers... thanks for sharing...

oh my, sorry the jimmy rodgers didn't work...

was it the link (fixed it)...
or, oooops, did not 'hit the spot' song wise, :O


:)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 4, 2015 - 08:18am PT
The orchard park show was the same weekend as the Rolling Stones at the football venue Rich Stadium, Trukin' Up To Buffalo. . . and it was week to remember but I forget. seems to much of what ever seems good at the moment is just enough, I found a baggy it was prime stuff it laste IOt was a very big bag at the site of a road stop> . . .
the up load from the Eastern shores seems a mite bit delayed ?
I wonder if being ON, all night - meant iI missed the refresh signal?
at least that is how I imagine that cumputer stuff works ??


carry on
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 4, 2015 - 10:14am PT
More info on turmeric for those interested. I have a friend who is an Ayurvedic healer, and started making golden milk laced with ghee for me right after my spine surgery. The doctors asked me what I was doing, because I exceeded their recovery expectations.

If anyone is interested, there is lots of info on Ayurvedic healing, a 5,000 year tradition of healing.
Here is a nice overview.

Enjoying all the music here. :) And of course the clowns. All sorts of clowns, clowning around, round tuits, etc.

:)

feralfae
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 11:25am PT
after my spine surgery

This caught my eye. Thanks ff. Wonder about knee surgery.

I'll get back to us.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 01:51pm PT
The land of lullabies
The game of bull and lies
All we ever wanted
All we ever got
Barefoot on one foot
Unshod on the other
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 4, 2015 - 05:35pm PT
I have in mind the picture of a young lady climbing nye upside down with only one shoe on , the bare foot front and center and the other stuffed almost out of sight, it is a photo I had an original print of. . . . .
I will look or scan it if it is in an old magazine.
Coming soon;
A Hillside of Faces, each on on a different rock some with multiple faces some
Just one large head. Skulls, zombies and a sleeping gorilla ?
Ya' all can add what it s that you see.
It is a haunted hillside that gives cold chills & the tingles when soloing alone. . .
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 05:58pm PT
Someone actually caught Nixon on camera and didn't copyright it

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After Nixon gave him his badge, Elvis asked, what's for dinner, salad?

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This ain't no ode to Billie Joe
Bob digs Donovan and Elvis (Melody Maker 1969)

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 07:39pm PT
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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 07:39pm PT


whoops
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 08:06pm PT
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 08:22pm PT



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 08:41pm PT
It's a guess. I was gonna guess Sangre de Cristo!

You say it's the Sierra Nevada, then?

Sounds good. I changed it.

They're not labeled too well and they are mixed up in the slide container.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 08:59pm PT
"whoops"
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 4, 2015 - 09:04pm PT
I spose nobody's going to run up to the top of Mt. Everest soon.

I seem to recall some heavy duty mountain trail running that wasn't Dean Potter. Was in Utah, I believe. I just cannot recall.

I sure hope Gary Lynch (UCI) has some success soon.


It appears that I may have fallen benind.

We present a measurement of the asymmetry A_{CP} between same-sign inclusive dilepton samples ℓ^{+}ℓ^{+} and ℓ^{-}ℓ^{-} (ℓ=e, μ) from semileptonic B decays in ϒ(4S)→BB[over Į] events, using the complete data set recorded by the BABAR experiment near the ϒ(4S) resonance, corresponding to 471◊10^{6} BB[over Į] pairs. The asymmetry A_{CP} allows comparison between the mixing probabilities P(B[over Į]^{0}→B^{0}) and P(B^{0}→B[over Į]^{0}), and therefore probes CP and T violation. The result, A_{CP}=[-3.9Ī3.5(stat)Ī1.9(syst)]◊10^{-3}, is consistent with the standard model expectation.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2015 - 09:08pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 5, 2015 - 06:40am PT
hey there say, ... good morning to the flames...

is rainy here, but warm taco and facebook buddies, warm the day...


well, zbrown--i sure DID get some sleep...
made up for the lost hours, of the last two days...


mouse, had a pic or two, from the cat stuff, to share...
will try to do that later...


had one for zbrown, too... hope to get back here, later tonight, :)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 5, 2015 - 06:54am PT
Hadn't realized e were back to a mouse-fuels flame, cool!

"Like the spiral light of Venus, rising first and shining best......."
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 5, 2015 - 07:31am PT
Anything to keep the peace. and get neebee some sleep.

Santo y Johnny Farina de Brooklyn

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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
May 5, 2015 - 11:23am PT
I think this is the first link in ff's turmeric post.

http://www.naturalnews.com/Turmeric/Turmeric-Benefits.html

Michele's recovery from knee surgery was remarkably fast according to both the surgeon and the physical therapist.

Wheel-chaired out after surgery, was walking on it without crutches or cane by day three.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 6, 2015 - 01:54am PT
I do not know where to begin
I really need to cull a partner out of thin air
I don't climb in gyms so the outside is in
As I think it was Ron A who noted
There is no chalk on the rocks that I post
That is on purpose but also by default
Maybe it is fear of ticx! - I hate 'em and bathe in deet
Auto correct wants to be funny
Debt, bathe in debt ! That is not funny. . . . .

So back to this need for a belay out doors in the wilds of the Metro area.
In the past I have picked up strangers by random chance based on the condition of shoes or climbing inspired cloths, on occasion when buying beer but in the last year six of those have crapped out.
So the thing that I have avoided but is at my doorstep, I have to drive by an EMS
store on my way to the best rock.
So into the store, on a Saturday, I stroll - I strike up a conversation with a twenty some thing - half head shaved the other half in a top knot, He is wearing battered but newish Cruxes
( scarpa shoes)
Huh ? He is busy not helping two hot young women buy a tent.
The girls seem into each other, deeply, and there is nothing wrong with that.
The show is good, and getting better; the girl in a sun dress is getting into the tent,
Her friend and her scoop top headed in next, I always liked selling tents.

Men are pigs, the young can be the worst, this coming from a Dom (dirty old man)

The French have a word,voyeur
So kid is just watching frosty breasts and un shaven everything, which is not doing it for him,
When I walk up and say nice kicks you sure have used 'em do you climb?
This leads to two attempts to go out 1st to Boulder before work ,
to be fair I was late as there was a beer delivery truck
that I had to follow on it's route to get to the store.
When I arrived ten minutes late he was gone

The next day a plan to go climbing, but he claiming injury, says he will just belay - with an offer for free trecking poles, but when I show he is nowhere to be found , blown off! set up?
I have resisted posting the best rock in know about until just recently x but this is some here is were I was yesterday for Cinco De mayo, this is five miles three minutes by car from the stupid store. I do not want to throw the switch and point out all this rock so I wander around it toprope solo ing and scaring myself witless often,

The thing is I seem to scare off and 'break' (in a "this is not what I bargained for") the few climbers that I befriend.

There was a sixty year old Japanese yogi but he just saw that sweaty women in Yoga found me safe to inter-act with. A Japanese horn dog and after meeting me a hang dog.
His name was Hataroue, but said to me call me Haru, my wife seemed to note a difference,
So did not?


Awe it has gotten light out I must stop be back if I can
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 6, 2015 - 05:11am PT
hey there say, zbrown... awww, how very NICE! yep, AND, i just got back from having some good sleep...

had to catch up...

the last two days, really did it...


such soothing music, to come back to...
the 'vibes' must have helped, thank you so much!!
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 6, 2015 - 01:17pm PT
MFM,
If those are your own words above, with the pix, about flames, then you are one superb wordsmith. Thank you.

zB, so happy to hear Michele came through knee surgery so very well. I was in AZ with a guy who had a TKR and is now back up to running 2-3 miles a day.
Turmeric is a super food. I wonder if the government will soon outlaw this vegetable as well.

I guess it depends on their level of greed.

Thank you Mouse and zB.

Back to tent drying and such things.

feralfae
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2015 - 07:45pm PT
Thanks for the words about my words, feralfae.

They were the result of watching an especially graphic and bloody DVD episode of The Vikings with John Decker on Sunday evening. The producers really made it seem authentic with the loud screaming and wailing of dying monks amid the clamor of a raid.

I took pictures as we sat and smoked a doob.

My mind wandered off to think of how we moderns have gotten used to books and movies which cater to the dark side of our humanity. They mean little and they gloat over body counts. I was addicted to them. I was shocked and dismayed when I came to this realization.

I'm talking to YOU, Joe Bob Briggs, drive-in movie critic, and people like you. Your schtick seems so cool and hip but really serves little purpose other than making the reader feel that way, too. I don't find you all that funny any more.

Drive-in movies are themselves another "innocent" victim of progress, like Bernie's liquor store on G St.--it was razed to make the street wider so the new railroad underpass could be built, benefiting our whole local community in a major way.

Liquor stores abound, after all.

Progressives are about changing the rules of the game with the object of making it fairer for all, not about punishing someone for disagreeing with one's own views.

On why Bernie Sanders should run for president.
http://inthesetimes.com/article/17474/bernie_sanders_for_president

"The Trouble Isn't Liberals. It's Progressives."
Not everyone on the left wants to quash dissent or indulge President Obama's abuses of executive power.
http://inthesetimes.com/article/17474/bernie_sanders_for_president

I'm wonderin', if elected, what will Bernie Sanders' legacy be? Will he be on a level with the big noise from Madison, Robert M LaFollette?

Robert M. La Follette Sr. - Governor of Wisconsin and US Senator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._La_Follette_Sr.
Or will he be a much smaller blip, like Jesse "The Body" Ventura?

Or like the song, "Moving Like Bernie."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxA6dgz8ipo

I am a bit out of synch today--not nearly as much sleep as I'd like, probably.
Today's sunrise, at sundown.
John is a collector of knives and such.

feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
May 6, 2015 - 08:02pm PT
MFM wrote:
I am a bit out of synch today--not nearly as much sleep as I'd like, probably.

Those scary films! They probably caused surges in your vagus nerve!

Your words were truly strong. Really, I just read the captions, and was caught by your sense of fire and strife. Whew! Great use of words.

Yes, we have become inured to violence. I think we live in a world filled with terribly traumatized people, many of whom have never known peace and sanctuary. To extricate one's psyche from it, I think it is necessary to kill the television. I have not had television in so long I do not recall. Nor do I any longer take the WSJ or the Economist. Around me, I try to create an oasis of peace. A sanctuary for my spirit. Mostly classical music in the studio. I have come to enjoy birdsongs and the sound of wind in the pines. The silence heals something in me, so I let it flow through me, healing. It's nice :) Become more of a hobbit, perhaps

I am pretty apolitical, so I don't even know what most of those labels mean. I rescued my psyche from political games, which to me were not unlike the NFL and NBA, but with fewer teams, quite a while ago. Now, I find I get more good things done by doing things that are personal and individual. And I sleep better and avoid ulcers. But that is just me. I like being able to still my spirit and meditate. :)

And typing of stilling the spirit, it is that time of evening for meditation. Thank you for all the excellent posts. I wish I had time to listen to more of the music.

Be well and keep on having entirely too much fun. :)
feralfae
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2015 - 10:26pm PT

Editing this one in. From yesterday, it shows the zBrownish one to better advantage.
And I had just as well post these two, too. One of the parental units.
Combined with my pithy comments on Big Mike's thread "If you hang the draws, it's a pink point," that is two Tom Hanks references in under an hour.

Some mountain scenery I confabulated this morning.

It resembles a cleft where a road might run through it.I'm always moving these silent witnesses to my comings and goings and doings from one place to another.

None of them are gathering any moss that I can see.

Forever getting no younger, I'm sayin' good night.

Next morning edit: This is a good photo taken just now at about 8:30 a.m. in the sun which has come out and taken over from a world hoping for rain.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 7, 2015 - 01:43am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow!!! the fledglings... wow!!!

have not had time to read back, to other post...

was getting some good sleep, ... all caught up now... whewwww...

but no computer, today, as, it was friends visiting and getting THAT and some many other caught-up phone calls, and even a caught-up 'to there house' of the old neighborhood...

wow, it is nice to get the sleep things caught up, from being busy... and then:
turning it all a friends thing, caught up...


as feralfae might say:
feeling peaceful and refreshed, and productive, and happy...


nice pospt, ilo, thank you so much for sharing with us...
wow...


:)



will have to backtrack and read the flames, from there, tomorrow, as:
got my stampfairy to talk to write now...
so can't read until later, but:

wow, do i love the pidgeon saga and the babes...
i have birdie babies in my housewall, nest, that was build by a wren, last year... however, THAT is no WREN in it now...

is a much larger bird and the nest is spilling out--well, nearly, :))


night all... :)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 7, 2015 - 03:26am PT
In order to load the faces in rock , a near art piece I feel I just deleted two hundred plus pictures like those that you have just posted,
Seems I have to move some thing back here
To ,and too and soon two place will I have screamed
the head of the creature from the black lagoon?



that we have to thank for the ultimate challenge
the that most leads to the
Realization of the highest level of achievement of the human machine,
Brains, Braun and . . .Guts. . .used in the process that achieves and does no thing except in the mind, and in my mind it makes the mind clear attaining. . . ????
Oops got go to mind or meditation
that word, that last word guts is weak sauce, a better word is stolen French I think?
Verve, also what to call the Crusher Zone, a ready to send confidence, built from ability and success. Some climbers go thirty years like that, someone here is pushing fifty five years
55 years! that is a long time - big time!

Clip it ! If you can climb it in a better style, up your game and do so, but keep the Statius quoe,
Keep the definitions Remember the History, strive to climb in a way that feels right,
stay alive
I do not think that to re-define the rules every time the levels plateau is good form
But that has happened before in climbing

Clip it please think that back in the day is now for you if you live to tell about it you win if that is what you want.

 the real tangible energy that some climbers are charged with.they vibrate,
It can be disquieting to see a top wrung climber at a meet and greet in a stagnant room,
But the comfort level of everyone is changed by the surroundings