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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 02:56am PT
One lead leads to another.
Ahab
Ahab
Credit: David Wilson
Climb enough of them it's a Grade Six.

One thing leads to another, yeah, yeah
One thing (one thing) leads to another
One thing (one thing) leads to another
One thing (one thing) leads to another
One thing (one thing) leads to another
One thing (one thing) leads to another
One thing (one thing) leads to another
Reach the Beach.
Reach the Beach.
Credit: mouse from merced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dY4qtLaUlE
[No fixxing pitches, though.]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 04:05am PT
March 24, Ferlinghetti's hundredth.

And on the first day, God said, "Let there be City Lights."
And on the first day, God said, "Let there be City Lights."
Credit: mouse from merced
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/travel/lawrence-ferlinghettis-enduring-san-francisco.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR1RmkNir2qxn_BjQA7yCJ-0xvP4gtuCX-sPaPs8bJz8iXIO_fyQ7sM71hI

Burroughs & Kerouac.
Burroughs & Kerouac.
Credit: mouse from merced
"I remember Acapulco in '57.  Kerouac had just left, we stood on the p...
"I remember Acapulco in '57. Kerouac had just left, we stood on the patio absorbed in reverie about the good old days."--Barnstorming the Beaches of Mexico by Ole Mann-Riviera.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 01:36pm PT
Pokey Monster's tourist shots-- a wee small batch to mix & match.

Trade 'em with yer pals. Show 'em to yer gals.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 14, 2019 - 03:41pm PT
heard from Taj lately



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s2_88uPw2RQ

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OQXJ67k6Z10

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6new_AeTjLU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z_4bnK9U6c

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JxpE0cofk90

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7WFoXzxGVfY


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3On4rAJdeKg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6IN8z7E-JsU
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 04:18pm PT
This just in on the Wings of Icarus News Cast Pod:

Jon-Jon is managing an Applebee's on Mars. Doing nicely. "The Boys" are quite happy with their taste.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://beststoriesonline.com/local/2015/09/20/applebees.html

And Donald Trump is the love child of reptilians living under Madison Square Garden.

Tell it on the mountains.
30 Seconds To Mars at the Coral Sky Amphitheater, wherever that is in ...
30 Seconds To Mars at the Coral Sky Amphitheater, wherever that is in Florida.
Credit: dude named Brown

But don't tell Klimmer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 07:29pm PT
Cheers to some old friends.
White wedding party.
White wedding party.
Credit: mouse from merced

Take me back.
The rest of the gang.
The rest of the gang.
Credit: mouse from merced
Psilocyborg

climber
Mar 14, 2019 - 07:40pm PT
Gnome, if you are curious, the beat version of Carini just happens to be the first version performed live.

It's special, and so are you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 03:19am PT
Foley's Fallies
airborne antics of the earth's feathered friends

Lammergeier, Gypaetus barbatus

This lovely Ethiopian bird is presumably the "eagle" that killed Greek playwright Aeschylus by dropping a tortoise onto his bald head after supposedly mistaking it for a stone.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/may/17/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxj9YO4Qtx0
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 15, 2019 - 03:31am PT
Psilocyborg!!

O`yeah, I don't bring it here, mucjy.
but once,in the outset &@ least for -a short while-
now way bax
I was in touch.
very hard to keep up.

PHISH !!
jUST FOR YOU & ME!

when I want some . . . .

a TObe shoor I want to SCARE THE %$)&%** OUT OF DA RAM

LUCY HAD A LUMPY HEAD/CARINI!!

THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE!!

https://youtu.be/CnjLKngpQaU



error in the cosmic fabric, just a missed stitch I hope (Slip Stitch & Pass)

there was a missed appreciation for the "Chimney Thread" bump it was errantly attributed to "Jeff"!
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Wear'rn da BonG!
When the deep dive to 2013 was made, breathlessly,
by the one & only
mfm
thanx for that Doc!


Behind this wall
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
is a 900 foot long chimney notch ? gully?
a slot chimney 70 feet deep with overhanging walls. A narrow gap in the quartzite such a special place
While There are others many well tracked and pedestrian, some of greater presence too. As a singular place shared only by us the tribe,
Those of us the climbers of substantial makeup, more true than the plastic pulling hoard - just the few- those named Lynn & Rich & Jimbo & Mike are the keepers ~ the holders of the secret places
now all long long walks to get to....

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 03:40am PT
https://www.patagonia.com/blog/2007/07/beyond-and-back/
Aron Ralston & Timmy O'Neill at the Manure Pile.  Photo by Jeff Johnso...
Aron Ralston & Timmy O'Neill at the Manure Pile. Photo by Jeff Johnson.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:07am PT
the trouble with modern trapnology


Oh why oh why
does my phone go
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
day and night
til it starts to hurt

Oh me oh my
would my phone just die
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
one million texts
counting to the sky

Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt

Salutations bitches
that text really itches
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
Blurrrrt Blurrrrt
maybe I'll
take it off vibrate

-bushman
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:57am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, some neat old nostalgia (is that what it is called ?) the art, etc... old theater stuff, too...

also, great GREAT-ROCK shares, there, :)


and-- gnome ofthe diabase-- that was a nice post, there, for
avery, in that very awful-sad thread, of new zeeland...

you did that post, in the 'easy to understand' style, ;)

also-- good for you to try to help your kids, through this day...
:(
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 15, 2019 - 08:00am PT
hey there, say, mouse... wow, neat article about the 'day at that manure pile' there...

great photo, to help others understand, that yes-- the human body can
improvise IF needs be...

good for him!
thanks for sharing...
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 15, 2019 - 08:39am PT
burning burning

last night I heard
from a far off place
the night was burning
and my ears were burning
burning burning

I heard voices from
a distant place
from some other universe
far out in space
burning burning

Earthís own back yard
an island nation
the Māori and the colonists
who tossed the British
off their backs

as for the criminal
at our nationís heart
ďvery fine people,
on both sidesĒ he said
now more people lie dead

not pontificating
on these platitudes
but that guy deserves
no ones gratitude
just some white dude
Iím sayiní

When I dream these things
our conscious collective
itís speaking to me
or maybe Iím just crazy
not hazy

last night I heard
from a far off place
the night was burning
and my ears were burning
burning burning

Christchurch we grieve for you
and your Muslim community
and Christ had nothing
to do with it
just some white dude
Iím sayiní

-bushman
Barbarian

climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 09:16am PT
+100 to the above
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 15, 2019 - 09:22am PT
neebee; than you.


What can you do
The world
All around
won't let a day start on a happy note'

Especially when it is A special day
a special week a time no child ever gets to have twice
there is only one
18th

a sad way to say it here
As I would have wanted
a much nicer way to take stock

Ive sent them off for a weekend
together, big sis watch'd out for
by the younger bigger brother

Off to a regional competition
again, the last time got called off
and that lesson too
was rough

Starting 2 hours before the regular dawn start
to spend 7 hours on a bus
to go nowhere and back again


At todays break fast too,
And also having to explain
commiserate not celebrate
have to explain why no regular TV news
giving rise to raise their concerns

"slopers" oldest kid
has a day just about
too to celebrate
there's a terrible mistake
times two, what did ya think ?
what else would it do
to celebrate
if only over there

while here
because of far way away
Bad Bad news
weren't the news
that having happened
even farther away than
there a sunset away
to break before dawn
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 10:56am PT
It is high time my state stopped killing people in a pre-meditated way.

I applaud Governor Gavin's move.

Am I alone in feeling this way?

I like the makeover from golden state to green state.


It was the same year that the Yosemite Climbing Club was brought into being, 1960, that brought the death penalty into focus for some.

Partial background of the "Chouinard-Herbert-Chessman connection."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryl_Chessman

As we mourn the NZ killings, let's keep our cool.

Yosemite Climbing Club

A January 16, 1960, letter to Steve Roper listed
the names of people qualified to become members
due to their "extremely high standards....
outstanding ability and devoted-ness to climbing."

The names of the invited climbers were: 1-Yvon Chouinard,
2-Harry Daley, 3-Bill Feuerer, 4-Joe Fitschen, 5-Tom Frost,
6-Warren Harding, 7-TM Herbert, 8-Bob Kamps, 9-Mark Powell,
10-Chuck Pratt, 11-Charles Raymond, 12-Dave Rearick,
13-Royal Robbins, 14-Steve Roper, 15-Herb Swedlund,
and 16-Charles Wilts.

The club would exist until the Spring Gathering in
Camp 4 with "no officers, no constitution, or by-laws,
and no dues," according to the letter. Roper figured
that Yvon Chouinard had sent it since he had been talking
it up previously. He also found out later that Bill Feuerer
had drawn up the "manifesto," as he called it.

More on this club:
https://books.google.com/books?id=vo0TCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT101&lpg=PT101&dq=harry+daley+climber&source=bl&ots=XX1b7CHMYs&sig=ACfU3U29cbxJVW8TpvXZqYU1GRri6wFkOQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiToIiwyYThAhVEYKwKHRbUC5o4ChDoATAFegQIBBAB#v=onepage&q=harry%20daley%20climber&f=false

Chessman Pinnacle.
Chessman Pinnacle.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 11:09am PT
Meat

Bring out your dead, men.
Pile them on the wagon, mates.
Pray for them and pray for all
Who wish to enter the pearly gates.

Deadman Creek takes a bend and runs next to Baxter Road, which takes o...
Deadman Creek takes a bend and runs next to Baxter Road, which takes one into Pistachioland.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 11:20am PT
Note the presence of Dr. Ben Casey/Vince Edwards as a black hat.
Joe, go back to sleep.
Joe, go back to sleep.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 15, 2019 - 11:25am PT
My spouse and I have mixed and conflicting opinions regarding the death penalty. I personally do not see anything but hypocrisy in a Christian majority society who espouse New Testament virtues applying Old Testament eye for an eye doctrines to the Justice system.

Wish we could just get religion out of politics, politics out of science and medicine, and let the penal system go from being about punishment to becoming truly about practicing rehabilitation, and in the case of those deemed irreversibly irredeemable, forget wasting tax payer money trying to fight all their appeals and let them serve out life sentences repaying victims while working in prisons industries. Then a portion of the the little money they earn could be sent to the victims of their crimes.

And in the case of those wrongly convicted, there might be a chance for them to be exonerated, or at least not wrongly executed (possibly one of the worst miscarriages of justice).
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