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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 01:33pm PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTgjtk7J-Zg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youssou_N%27Dour:_I_Bring_What_I_Love
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 04:06pm PT
Flames Film Fest, 2019
aka The Golden Paw Awards

"Best wildlife sighting, video".


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 05:09pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The wind chimes and mobiles on the porch took it pretty hard the other night in the windstorm.

Three of the six swung off their hooks and hit the deck, but only one had anything broken.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 05:14pm PT
A chunk of shadowy serpentine this eve.
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
No rain in the forecast for the weekend, but come Monday, watch out...supposed to rain all week long.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 05:27pm PT
One from Bonnie Kamps showing Bob on The Consideration, one of Pat Ament's toughies.
Strong?  You bet he was.
Strong? You bet he was.
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank you, Fan.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 05:40pm PT
"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.

And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."
Charles Pierce

Scarfed off Sylvester's FB page. Rick's on a crusade, I think. More power to ya, and cheers from some mighty pissed off folks, my friend.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 11, 2019 - 06:18pm PT
thank you for that

Danke sure isn't the way that Tricky Dick was a two headed snake, opening talks with China while furthering the big mistake.
There were redeeming, even human frailties that could be called endearing by someone
Not a whore monger like this crapperdweller. A simply disgusting example of a heathen human, nothing redeeming & not the least bit a drunk. I grew up & lived a long time by
never trust a man who won't share a beer, never trust a man who doesn't drink.
And the other truth that still holds a ton, a weighty saying

Those that do not learn history, are doomed to repeat it



whole episode

https://youtu.be/h1D2ynASqe4
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 06:40pm PT
Things have always blown up.






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 06:53pm PT
It's a Two-Bob Friday Night.
Fresh out of Handsome Actor Acadamy, Bob Culp.
Fresh out of Handsome Actor Acadamy, Bob Culp.
Credit: mouse from merced
It could be a Three-Bob Night, but I don't think it wise to post any more Bob F photos...😉

Have fun, son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jYnrMBqGTo

throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 11, 2019 - 07:03pm PT
I cranked today. I assumed I would never crank again.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 07:11pm PT
Rad, Gramps!
Climb any grooves today?
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 11, 2019 - 07:15pm PT
Stone Groove man.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 07:27pm PT
Jim Brennan
Anyone recognize the kind of knot MM is tyin'?
Anyone recognize the kind of knot MM is tyin'?
Credit: mouse from merced
totally "gets" this thread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 07:43pm PT
Dab at your own risk, dudes.



I did some research...ain't the first time this has been shown on the ST.

Put this in the search box.
FpZIT_I2_Oo
zBrown

Ice climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 08:29pm PT

Dedicated to all Cholas where ever they may be

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 08:57pm PT
"Take Bozono and there'll be no Bozos."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICr9lfWq3yY

Credit: mouse from merced
I had a look at this in 1974 with Larry Moore and we jumped the other way.

No thanky!

We're not THAT hard.

https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105722689/jumping-jack-crack
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 09:17pm PT
Sunset birds.
Sunset birds.
Credit: mouse from merced
Or Acerbumdulce Non-Profectionem (featuring Agnes Dei)

The bus is here, bring the beer
Sherman's reading Shakespeare

On a clear day you can see Mt. Clark.  Drive-by shot at a bridge on Be...
On a clear day you can see Mt. Clark. Drive-by shot at a bridge on Bear Creek Drive and Arboleda.
Credit: mouse from merced
Piloted by Larry Jones. Sophie and D'Arcy were co-pilots.

It may not be Clark, but one of the range south. (We had no navigator...seat of the pants stuff, as always.)

zBrown

Ice climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:36pm PT
What in particular put you off of

JJC

https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/106648993/jumping-jack-crackphoto-by-blitzo



Wait just a minute there man

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 10:15pm PT
What put us off?

Steep, pretty outta shape, easier prey, hard rating, chickensh#t, or any combo thereof.

I think we adjourned to the bowling alley? Maybe that was when we bailed on...hmm

Or did we go back to camp and play 'shoes all day?

There was liquor, too. Bushmills cuz they had no Yukon Jack.

The bottle of YJ we consumed most of on the WAY to JT, and then had a few snorts and that was all we's brought, so the first day we got to HV we had to drive back in to YV and see what they had at the store...the Bushmills.

I remember all-night marathons of Risk among four of us. No climbs stand out. I never appreciated JT like lots seem to do. Familiarity helps.
Maybe been there six times, no more. I like longer climbs anyway.

What put us off? You had to be there, so I just tried to take you there.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 12, 2019 - 02:30am PT
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
here you have some mornin' screaming meeny's -A simple gathering of friends-so good

tops of trees are not over rated
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
sometimes it is in what you don't see
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
out the door at 5:30
oh,
&
the moaning morning blues
a passionate "To Ramona"

As mentioned, in memory of that Jerry, two days past his passing
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