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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2017 - 07:14pm PT
Door #1, please, Alex.
Door #1, please, Alex.
Credit: mouse from merced

Sorry, it's door #2, Mr. Van Dooren. But there is a consolation prize.
Expenses-paid night out at the Pussy Cat Club.  Yep, that's a croaked ...
Expenses-paid night out at the Pussy Cat Club. Yep, that's a croaked roach in the water pan.
Credit: mouse from merced


Joe Pesci was the guitar player for the Starliners until Jimi took over.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2017 - 11:01pm PT
A Saturday Night Special

Is it just me, or is there too much violence in the media?


The Warriors are one game away from sweeping the Spurs out of the Western Conference finals after Saturday’s Game 3 win.
They are so underwhelmed.
Curry hurries.
Curry hurries.
Credit: mouse from merced

Copperfield, at present, I have nothing to bestow but advice. Still, t...
Copperfield, at present, I have nothing to bestow but advice. Still, that advice is so far worth taking. I have never taken it myself, and am the miserable creature you behold. Young friend, I counsel you: Take the Warriors all the way.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2017 - 11:09pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2017 - 11:55pm PT
And now the news...or some of it.

Food

"Mom put nacho cheese on her Doritos. Three weeks later, she’s still in the hospital."
Dateline: Walnut Grove, CA
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article150908817.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-botulism-outbreak-tied-to-gas-station-nacho-cheese-sauce/

Climbing

"Margo Hayes sends 5.15a"
Dateline: Siurana, Spain, last March (this is news to me)
http://mojagear.com/journal/2017/03/02/climbing-news-a-roundup-of-whats-happening-out-there-6/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 03:13am PT
Local
(with segue)

The Wellesley Hoop Race.
The Wellesley Hoop Race.
Credit: GI
NOT quite as well-publicized as it might be...

Hooprolling began with an activity once held on May Day, which students celebrated as a day of frivolity and of escaping from real-world worries into a day of child's play. Students would dress up in children's clothing and play games on Severance Green. One of the most popular was a race in which seniors, clad in graduation robes, rolled wooden hoops. Hooprolling has become a Wellesley institution in itself and is now held independently.

http://www.wellesley.edu/about/collegehistory/traditions#hP6rKuKj860fEKFu.99

Another not-so-well-publicized event here in My Town.
The month of May being Bicycle Month, Mayor Murphy last year decided to push the pedals for public awareness.

https://www.cityofmerced.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=333&TargetID=1

It's a family affair.
It's a family affair.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Mayor's Bike Ride has officially become a tradition, now in its se...
The Mayor's Bike Ride has officially become a tradition, now in its second year. I'm not sure, but these girls seem to be off-piste.
Credit: mouse from merced
I chose to stay home and took a long walk later in the heat of the day to El Bajio and the Grocery Outlet.

Summer's here, the UC students have left for now, and the mockingbird rules the nighttime. The window's wide open and his sounds are like crystal, so crisp and happy-sounding. And such a wide selection of bird-calls this one has, Oh my! :0)

The Boss of the Crew.
The Boss of the Crew.
Credit: mouse from merced
How's the weather up there?
How's the weather up there?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced


The tree crew was out and whacking palms Saturday a.m. and provided plenty of entertainment of a sort enjoyed by retired old farts...watching others work and silently criticizing.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 04:53am PT
I had begun to think I was all rhymed out.
But if one has enough brisk Lipton, not to worry.


Nocturnal Emissions on a Summer’s Eve

The mockingbird calls out in a thousand bird voices
Some might just hear these as crude irksome noises

The railroad train rolls through to add a heavy bass note
(An accomplished accompanist since 1874)
Its horn sounding more like a ship than a boat

And right on time, here comes the Santa Fe freight
One thing you know is that it’s never late

I heard police sirens and heard some shots fired
Some distance away and it makes me so tired

But I’m still awake though as if I were wired
Chasing odd thoughts that these sounds have inspired
-MFM

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 05:17am PT
This could be you.
A round of rock golf at Chatsworth CC.
A round of rock golf at Chatsworth CC.
Credit: mouse from merced
Or this.
A bit of free-soloing with Elvis in Acapulco.
A bit of free-soloing with Elvis in Acapulco.
Credit: mouse from merced
Don't ask how, but it could happen.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 05:34am PT
Bloopy in repose.
Bloopy in repose.
Credit: mouse from merced
Slept with a basketball under his pillow as a lad.

And now look at him.
zBrown

Ice climber
May 21, 2017 - 07:36am PT
Snobby east coast school version of the suicide knob. Bet she didn't win.

I don't hink Hank done it that a way.


Credit: zBrown



Hank Williams suicide knob &#40;unretouched&#41;
Hank Williams suicide knob (unretouched)
Credit: courtesy of waylonJennings



IT's been the same eway for years
-Waylon and some wannabee


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 09:23am PT
Nabby Wall, Weed Thin.
Never had the pleasure, myself.
Sue McDevitt
Sue McDevitt
Credit: 50

"If it ain't got that spin, it ain't worth a thin."--DJ Rickey Soul


The first hit by the Spinners.
They call them the Detroit Spinners or the Motown Spinners
to avoid confusing them with an English group of that name.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpOOpvpP1g


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 09:54am PT
Hillary steps (moves, actually).

This is no longer "politics," which are proscribed on this thread, or "off-limits" as they say in the services.

This is "history," as they say in the Youtube Archives.

You know what they say about tiny hands...they're everywhere.
zBrown

Ice climber
May 21, 2017 - 10:05am PT
Obviously neither is from Houston, where "WE dance just as good as we walk"

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 12:14pm PT
Botts dot up-ended.
Botts dot up-ended.
Credit: mouse from merced


Foxtails.
Foxtails.
Credit: mouse from merced


Grass fire.
Grass fire.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 02:31pm PT
"R.I.P. Theunis Botha"

A professional big game hunter was reportedly crushed by an elephant while hunting in Zimbabwe (and I can nearly taste the irony).

According to Netwerk24, the hunter was identified as 51-year-old Theunis Botha of South Africa.

Netwerk24 was told by a source that a group of hunters, including Botha, fired on three charging elephant cows on Friday. A fourth cow was said to have lifted Botha with her trunk. And when that elephant was fatally shot by another hunter, it collapsed on Botha.

Botha was a pioneer of Monteira hunting, in which packs of dogs are deployed to chase deer and boar towards hunters. Netwerk24 reported that he recruited wealthy Americans to participate in his hunts.

“Mr. Botha was a highly regarded houndsman and frequently led leopard and lion hunting safaris with his pack of dogs,” the Telegraph reported.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/professional-big-game-hunter-dies-after-elephant-falls-on-him-in-zimbabwe/


Both Dr. Palmer, the trophy-hunting dentist, and his professional hunting guide, Theo "Ufukka" Bronkhorst, should be so lucky.

R.I.P. Cecil the Lion
zBrown

Ice climber
May 21, 2017 - 03:55pm PT
Mad dogs and Africans

Only thing more just would be a herd of elephants trampling the affectations of the unholy triumpherate.




I'm going for a Thera Cane instead of a suicide knob.

The old spinatus duo, infra and supra, still got my bursa in a spin.


This guy's placement is wrong, but he is a deadhead apparently. The trigger points are up higher.


https://teamfultonfitness.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/theracane-infraspinatus.jpg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 07:06pm PT
I agree. Bursitis pain begins higher on the shoulder.

So THAT'S what those crazy canes with the exaggerated curve are called.

They were all the rage in Fresno at the VA on Friday.

Musta been a hunnerd of 'em beatin' on the floor
They were strokin' here and a-hobblin' there
Hey, bro, take a walk on the wild side

And the brokedown vets sing
Doop Doggie Doo, etc.

Strine cane toad.  Toxic.
Strine cane toad. Toxic.
https://phys.org/news/2010-02-australia-cane-toads-death-cat.html

BTW, you have my deepest sympathy for your pain, but, unlike recent (sorta recent) POTI, I am unable to FEEL it at this time.
(And I thank God for that).
zBrown

Ice climber
May 21, 2017 - 07:40pm PT
Like I always said, when in doubt ask Bruce.

OK

FACT: Bruce Lee injured his back causing damage to his sacral nerve in 1970. The injury was due to overtraining and lifting too heavy during "Good Mornings", a weight training exercise, not during a fight as many people believe. Although doctors told him he would not be able to continue his lifestyle in the martial arts, through determination he fully recovered and went on to star in four and a half films made between 1971 and 1973.

Only thing is I wasn't even training, let alone over.

I wuz just sittin' at the compUter and replacing my O2 sensor.

Geez at least I can STILL FIND MY KNEES.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2017 - 05:14am PT

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Il Minaretti da Mammoth Montana.
Il Minaretti da Mammoth Montana.
Credit: GI
http://www.yosemitevalleyrailroad.com/YVRR_PC_HTML.DIR/YV.OnLine.html

Docent with touring car.
Docent with touring car.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2017 - 05:53am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
May 22, 2017 - 06:57am PT
As Johnny Downs or Art Baker used to say:

"you asked for it"

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