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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 03:35pm PT
Ain't just blowing smoke here, my friends.

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.
Bewks of mine.
Bewks of mine.
Credit: mouse from merced
Read every word in each book.

My mother's Bibles.  [My mythology book.]
My mother's Bibles. [My mythology book.]
Credit: mouse from merced
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But what is the bewk hound reading right now-ow-wow?
I wonder how small a wonder is when it no longer qualifies as a big wo...
I wonder how small a wonder is when it no longer qualifies as a big wonder.
Credit: mouse from merced
I wonder who this young cowgirl is on the back of the bookshelf.
I wonder who this young cowgirl is on the back of the bookshelf.
Credit: mouse from merced
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
This is how we roll here in Appalachia
This is how we roll here in Appalachia
Credit: Gypsy
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň 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).

Credit: vulteeBrown

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".

Credit: zBrown
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 13, 2015 - 07:13pm PT
BTW, down south we refer to them as Flumes.



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



Credit: zBrown

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.
Wednesday at sunrise, 6:46 a.m.
Wednesday at sunrise, 6:46 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wednesday, 6:49 a.m.  The sun is rising to the right of the picture of...
Wednesday, 6:49 a.m. The sun is rising to the right of the picture of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Credit: mouse from merced
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

A grown-up.
A grown-up.
Credit: mouse from merced
A baby.
A baby.
Credit: mouse from merced
Moo in eClip.
Moo in eClip.
Credit: mouse from merced


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 Dark’s 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 we’re sitting ducks ?!?!
(I can’t rhyme “turds” in other words)
Adult starling, bird's-eye view.
Adult starling, bird's-eye view.
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown, the blow-pipe hunter has a little Jackie Chan in him, huh?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 04:03pm PT
To Patrick Sawyer, our erstwhile correspondent based in Ireland.


Well, you finally got a thread started that runs on its own and that is an accomplishment.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2328516&tn=1140

Just finished looking at your post about Jennie.^^^

I'm very moved and completely empathetic, having been there with my first spouse.

The way she trucked on out the door with no words of farewell, with our little daughter in tow
leaving no way to contact them left me in a similar emotional state.

It's good to hear you are not drinkin' your blues away.

It's good to hear you are using your skills and knowledge to help the community.

It's good to hear you are the center of a circle of supportive friends and family.

It's good to hear you are still lurking out in the dark beyond the light of the campfire and are safe.

It's not good to hear of Jennie's decision, but it's her life and you will have to come to terms with it.

You have my wish that there will come a time when you can accept her loss.

We all need somebody to love--it's a part of our humanity.

We don't need somebody to love us in return, though, for life still goes on in spite of the separation.

I need say no more, I think.

Flame on, tiger! May you burn more brightly than ever.



At times like these we feel like a part of ourselves is missing.
Not sure who to credit here, but a great optical delusion nevertheless...
Not sure who to credit here, but a great optical delusion nevertheless.
Credit: ?????
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 14, 2015 - 05:23pm PT
Hi Mouse,
It is snowing horizontally here. That is the weather report.

I thoroughly enjoyed the video of the blowpipe being made and used.
When I unpack it, I will post a photo of the blowpipe from the Amazon that was given to me when I was at Northwestern.
Unfortunately, I have lost the quiver and darts.
Maybe just as well, I might have been tempted . . .
:)

feralfae

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 05:25pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
"Transfiguration is our most important product. Live better electrically."

Here's another one from M. Ward called "Carolina."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=64&v=dlIYkt2wrIE

I know one lady, Zoe Bishop's neighbor on 19th St., named "Care-o-leena," as she pronounces it.

She's an older German lady.

She has one son, a priest, and one daughter, a nun.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
Cheech and Chan? Huh! Brooooooooooooose Lee.

Castaneda and I helped him build these and compared to Balan, his hair was perfect. Still, Bruce never did any weapons-making videos. He disdained poisons also.




hey there fahey, all y'all

and particulary neebee, ff, and Gypsy


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Speaking of Carlos, one thing that never made it into any of the books* was this, Don Juan speaking:

I never had sexual relations with that woman [la Catalina], she had sexual relations with me


*Either Carlos' field notes or my class notes from the "Phenomenology of Shamanism" (bought and paid for by NDEA Graduate School Fellowship).


see hear - this is all related but you have to read between the lines

“Accident, my eye! I have an enemy nearby. A woman. “La Catalina!” She pushed me during a moment of weakness and I fell.”
“Why did she do that?”
“She wanted to kill me, that’s why.”
“Was she here with you?”
“Yes!”
“Why did you let her in?”
“I didn’t. She flew in.”
“I beg your pardon!”
“She is a blackbird [chanate]. And so effective at that. I was caught by surprise. She has been trying to finish me off for a long while. This time she got real close.”
“Did you say she is a blackbird? I mean, is she a bird?”
“There you go again with your questions. She is a blackbird! The same way I’m a crow. Am I a man or a bird? I’m a man who knows how to become a bird. But going back to “la Catalina”, she is a fiendish witch! Her intent to kill me is so strong that I can hardly fight her off. The blackbird came all the way into my house and I couldn’t stop it.”
“Can you become a bird, don Juan?”
“Yes! But that’s something we’ll take up later.”
“Why does she want to kill you?”
“Oh, there’s an old problem between us. It got out of hand and now it looks as if I will have to finish her off before she finishes me.”
“Are you going to use witchcraft?” I asked with great expectations.
“Don’t be silly. No witchcraft would ever work on her. I have other plans! I’ll tell you about them some day.”
“Can your ally protect you from her?”
“No! The little smoke only tells me what to do. Then I must protect myself.”
“How about Mescalito? Can he protect you from her?”
“No! Mescalito is a teacher, not a power to be used for personal reasons.”
“How about the devil’s weed?”
“I’ve already said that I must protect myself, following the directions of my ally the smoke. And as far as I know, the smoke can do anything. If you want to know about any point in question, the smoke will tell you. And it will give you not only knowledge, but also the means to proceed. It’s the most marvellous ally a man could have.”
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 09:03pm PT
It's now permanently closed, but The Smoke was hot when it was a Chinese place in the seventies, hotter yet when it began to serve Mexican cuisine sometime later, but I only had the Mexican one time.

I'd been into The Smoke several times as a Chinese restaurant.

It was there that I had a good meal following our descent from NWFHD in August of '74.

On Main St. in Jamestown.
On Main St. in Jamestown.
Credit: GI
Objet d'art inside.
Objet d'art inside.
Credit: GI
More objectionable art.
More objectionable art.
Credit: GI

Big Smoke is on zBrown's hit list.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 14, 2015 - 11:42pm PT
*
El Raton Mickey, El restaurante (Noah's) es....Vietnamese
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 10:42am PT
I'm sorry. They switched menus like The Smoke. :0)


No, really, my mistake. I had an old favorite down that end of Main St., that used to be La Nita's Mexican (believe it or not). But they've closed, been replaced, and they've closed, too.

Then there's the Shanghai at the end of the street. That was a greasy buffet serving greasy Chinese buffet items like the one out at the Merced Mall (I call it the Mein Line, because you're basically mainlining cholesterol when you eat there). They've closed and been replaced by the BBQ/soul food place and THAT'S the "ethnicity factor" which caused my mind to have this brain fart.

It's a GOOD soul restaurant, though. They HAVE gotten great reviews by the patrons to whom I've spoken. But it's not Noah's, no way, you're right and I'm wiping bird's nest soup off my face.

Again.

Maxwell, CA.  Chateau Basque.
Maxwell, CA. Chateau Basque.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fortune cookie, chica?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:25am PT
Now where are we gonna eat?

Since it's flowing again, may have to kite surf the Dulzura Conduit rather than skate it. Used to be able to drive up the road. Now you have to sneak in.

Dulzura Conduit near Barrett Lake
Dulzura Conduit near Barrett Lake
Credit: zBrown

Speaking of eating does anyone have one of those fancy pistachio nut crackers?

This one is probably over kill.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Water, wine, and women.

Wash my cares away.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Hot Tuna/Playlist, appr. 20 titles (one features DAVID BROMBERG)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghR_Lme2SEM&list=RDHCAZ9_saiAcEI&index=7

Modesto, CA.
Modesto, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
Did RR ever kayak that flume?

VVV (I fuxed it.)VVV
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:38am PT
↓ ↑


The codes are &# 8595; and &#x 2191; (with no spaces).



Don't you think that these arrows (less the poison of course) should be a built in part of the editor just like bold and italic?

Appears that your vid flamed out as they say. If not and you actually were attempting the null video, congratulations, I was trying to figure out how to do that since I used to program in FORTRAN.

Aw nutz.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:55am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3Ghakv8-Y
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 12:04pm PT
↑↑ I remember when Weir said that. Guess I'm not all that successful.

I also remember when folks would take a tiny paint brush and do up the lettering on their tires all nice and white.

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