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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.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
"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

[Click to View Linked Image]

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.

[Click to View Linked Image]

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

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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.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
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.

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

[Click to View Linked Image]


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?
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