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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 06:59am PT
Eastside.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 07:02am PT
Westside.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 07:06am PT
The plains of the San Joaquin.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:15am PT
"COPPER HEAD"anyone care? I'm going to go inquire now and will report back with a price
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:45am PT
I believe the photo of the woman walking an invisible dog is from 1953.

At one time I knew her name.

And I do once again - Joan Bradshaw!

Some say the photo is from 1957, so there could have been some Nomads, if things were done correctly.



Do I know the dog's name? Not yet.



Good work tPie - you have restored little toto to life



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 19, 2019 - 11:30am PT
STELLA!!!!

How’s that?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 11:52am PT
http://wineandbowties.com/how-berkeley-in-the-sixties-helped-richard-pryor-find-his-voice/

Well at that time, Berkeley was in revolt. In 1969, the silent majority was coming into power then. The university was closed periodically because of the protests against the Vietnam War. It was also closed because of the strike against the university, because they wanted to bring in Black Studies, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies. But of course the university resisted it. And the students protested by not going to class. So they called in the National Guard. The National Guard formed a wall for them to get to the class. Then the third element to this was People’s Park.
http://berkeleyplaques.org/e-plaque/richard-pryor/

When comedian, actor, and activist Richard Pryor left Los Angeles in 1971 after a major earthquake, he chose Berkeley as his destination. He stayed with Alan Farley, a KPFA radio employee who lived in a small house at 1505 Berkeley Way. (Other KPFA contributors have included Alan Watts, Pauline Kael, and Philip K. Dick.) Pryor and Farley collaborated on a screenplay of a short antiwar film, which was never produced but was published in the satirical magazine The Realist.

Eventually Pryor set himself up in a $110-a-month apartment he furnished with little else than a bare mattress on the floor, a portable TV, a record player, a few books, a typewriter, and a tape recorder. Pryor’s minimalist furnishing reflected his intense focus on craft. According to UC Berkeley Professor of English Scott Saul this apartment was near the intersection of University and McGee.

At Pryor’s first show at Mandrake’s (1048 University Avenue), Berkeley mayor Warren Widener could barely get a seat in the packed room. Country Joe and the Fish were among the music acts that performed alongside Pryor.

Pryor’s time in Berkeley was transformational. He met with Ishmael Reed, Claude Brown, Al Young, Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, and other personalities, and these intense experiences allowed him to widen his repertoire and develop his social critique. With the collaboration of partner Paul Mooney, an alumnus of Berkeley High School, Pryor would go on to nurture and promote young comedians like Robin Williams. He recorded two KPFA shows, one focusing on the Attica prison riot.

To his daughter, comedian Rain Pryor, he gave very simple advice: “Just be an honest performer.” This was a message he had drawn from his artistic influences, including Moms Mabley, Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and Lenny Bruce. In 2005, at the age of 65, Richard Pryor died at his home in Encino, California.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 12:21pm PT
Lost City of Colorado Rockies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoN2MFkCXI

Also, shortly available at flamazon.con/bewk_special

Marmaladegate: The Rise and Fall of the Orange States of Amerika
by Delhi Livingston
666 pages, bound in rich red Corinthian leather
Lavish illustrations
You may find this bewk at City Lights. Or that place in Walnut Creek.It's Swan's, if you don't know about it.
https://www.swansfinebooks.com/

Jeff may be a political right-wing guy, but the books on the shelves speak for themselves, as the saying goes.

And he's a fine guy to share his wine with (but I am still on the wagon).

Here's Jeff with Greg Couch last September, I guess.
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 19, 2019 - 05:41pm PT
Did I ever tell you about the time Joan Bradshaw and I played frisbee or basketball in Hollywood?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 06:09pm PT
I did but you should tell it again.

One day I'll have to try to concoct some story about Miss Jane Russell's love of the round ball - good free throw shooting percent, like in the fifties - and her great backhand at tennis.

You wouldn't believe the truth if I told it.
She obviously did not play tennis in heels! She could do up to 5.6 in them, however.
Almost looks like a rugby football.
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 19, 2019 - 06:32pm PT
Well you know what they say about small hands.

Can't palm as basketball.




I was saying I would go shirts and she should go skins,




Butt, she said, "Why?, it's just the two of us."




Reputedly in Merced images





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 07:32pm PT

Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1967:

Running Jumping Standing Still performing 'Diddy Wah Diddy' on the ABC-TV program Something Else.[Click to View YouTube Video]
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"Say wah?"
"Diddy or diddeny?"
Life's important questions...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 08:00pm PT
Undercling undercling undercling.

[Click to View YouTube Video]Click on CC for the en anglais.

In how many places is it mantel mantel mantel?--Gaston Barndoor
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 08:04pm PT
If the story of the Mountain Village mystery grabbed your interest, you may appreciate this 'REVISITATION' of the best-selling series by Tim LaHaye.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 08:18pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 19, 2019 - 08:43pm PT



Well, I took my counselor
Out to the barn
Silly Nelly was there
She told me a yarn


Then along came Jones
Emptied the trash
Everybody went down
To that million dollar bash


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 09:04pm PT
High five for the "SidMo Reply," as it will become known to history, on the dope plane thread.

You certainly scathed that ole boy!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 09:19pm PT
I hate it when...

someone hands me a high five
to my left hand, without its thumb,
and has the bright idea to say
that he owes me change.

How does that work, anyway?
I fail to see the economics of the event
in the same way, or any way whatsoever, really.it

I could say it's offensive,
but that wouldn't be the truth.
I cannot be offended
if I do not understand
what is being meant.

Equally bad is when it happens
and the high-fiver says
that I owe HIM change.
Sheesh, I'm tellinya.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 09:33pm PT
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"His jaws are wired shut, perhaps poetic justice."
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:43pm PT
As they sometimes are reputed to say in Merced

Fuk sid ... er. .. life

The guy is touched

I should not indulge him
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmBCcIK4tw
:(-$4

I did not know Pryor lived in Berkeley

And forgot he died so young



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmBCcIK4tw


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