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2012-05-25 03:56:32 PM  
But it's in the Daily Mail, so most farkers will eagerly tell you that none of this was true.
 
2012-05-25 03:58:03 PM  
Back when the Irish knew their place.
 
2012-05-25 03:59:03 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x393]

Wife: Why are you driving on the grass? The road's over there!
Man: The dealer said I should drive these wheels through grass every once in a while! It realigns them!
Wife: But you're leaving the trail! We're gonna get lost!
Man: The trail's right there. How am I gonna get lost?
Wife: You said we were in Arkansas but we were in Oklahoma. Those indians were very angry.
Man: How was I to know? They didn't have any signs. How hard would it be to put up a sign that said "You are leaving Arkansas - Now your in Indian Country?" That's what I pay taxes for.
Wife: You're gonna make the horse stop and eat. We'll never get to California in time for my sister's wedding. You're doing this on purpose.
Man: Ah! Your sister isn't getting married for two more years. We'll be there in less than 18 months. Unless the guy gets smart and lights out for Alaska.
Wife: I heard that. She's a fine lady. He's lucky to get her.
Man: He'll be luckier in Alaska.
Wife: Why do you hate my sister?
Man: I don't hate your sister. you know why? Cause at least your sister can take it up the a$$ and like it.

The rest of the journey was made without a comment from either. When they got to California, she went to live with her sister, he wandered in to the gold fields. She met a nice rail road worker who went to church and didn't believe in that pagan stuff. He mined a fortune in gold and went to Nevada where his fortune went in to the emerging brothel industry. He died poor but happy.

/use the voices of Frank and Estelle Costanza


That was some funny sh*t right there!
 
2012-05-25 04:00:40 PM  

Dr.Zom: If you want to read a cool account of what the west was really like I would recommend this. Great read.


Got it. $1.50 for Kindle. Thanks.

Mark Twain's 'Roughing It' is pretty interesting as well, and about the same time period.
 
2012-05-25 04:02:39 PM  

Lorelle: This pic is just begging for a caption...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x458]


Was in Pagosa Springs this last January, skiing at Wolf Creek Pass. Whole town reeked of sulphur, so imma go with, "Who farted?"
 
2012-05-25 04:02:49 PM  

Saulsa: Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.

You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.


No, everything is all the time everywhere. ALL (certain person A) act the same, and all (certain person B) act the other way. One type of person is bad, the other is good.

Haven't you learned anything on FARK?

Let's say, I was born in some part of Southern California. This means I'm automatically a Bad Person. Let's say, you were born in northern British Columbia. This means, you are Jesus.

You can go wherever you like, live wherever you like, and be whomever you want. However...

If you SAY, just for fun, that you grew up in California, whether it be Klamath or Orange, it makes you who we say you are.

It doesn't matter. LOLOLROFLYOUSURFLOL

Red People are all good.
White People are all bad.

I saw it on TV, it's true.
 
2012-05-25 04:03:32 PM  

tommydee: Mark Twain's 'Roughing It' is pretty interesting as well, and about the same time period.


And funny, too. I loved his little venture working in the silver mill as well as his time working for the newspaper.
 
2012-05-25 04:04:09 PM  

MayoSlather: Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment. Good thing we came along to show them how sophisticated folk live.


Yep. Dying at 40 sure was the life.
 
2012-05-25 04:07:00 PM  

nicoffeine: Saulsa: Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.

You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.

No, everything is all the time everywhere. ALL (certain person A) act the same, and all (certain person B) act the other way. One type of person is bad, the other is good.

Haven't you learned anything on FARK?

Let's say, I was born in some part of Southern California. This means I'm automatically a Bad Person. Let's say, you were born in northern British Columbia. This means, you are Jesus.

You can go wherever you like, live wherever you like, and be whomever you want. However...

If you SAY, just for fun, that you grew up in California, whether it be Klamath or Orange, it makes you who we say you are.

It doesn't matter. LOLOLROFLYOUSURFLOL

Red People are all good.
White People are all bad.

I saw it on TV, it's true.


...that had nothing to do with the topic proposed.

Having lived in Southern CA for twenty years, I can say that it is extremely difficult to get outside the urban areas. Three hours in any direction (except west) before you get out of urban/suburban/concrete jungle.
 
2012-05-25 04:12:49 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And funny, too. I loved his little venture working in the silver mill as well as his time working for the newspaper.


Heh. That silver mill was definitely pre-OSHA. They're all like "You'll be working directly with mercury all day every day, but it's cool because we have rags and stuff"

I also like the description of the stagecoach way stations. Sounded like working with mercury barehanded would be safer than eating in one.
 
2012-05-25 04:12:53 PM  
Spirit, guts, and balls, yes, but no liver.

Liver-Eating Johnson got all of those.
 
2012-05-25 04:15:01 PM  

2wolves: Mr. Coffee Nerves: You keep your romantic visions of the wild, wild west. I'll stick to my pussified present where the dentist has a cornucopia of painkillers to use on me rather than giving me a shot of rotgut whiskey and a distracting kick to the balls from a syphilitic prostitute who hasn't bathed since Custer was a private.

Custer was never a private.


or an Indian fighter...
 
2012-05-25 04:15:01 PM  

KiplingKat872: Having lived in Southern CA for twenty years, I can say that it is extremely difficult to get outside the urban areas. Three hours in any direction (except west) before you get out of urban/suburban/concrete jungle.


What? SoCal is surrounded by national parks that are all 1-2 hours drive max away.
 
2012-05-25 04:15:40 PM  

KiplingKat872: nicoffeine: Saulsa: Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.

You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.

No, everything is all the time everywhere. ALL (certain person A) act the same, and all (certain person B) act the other way. One type of person is bad, the other is good.

Haven't you learned anything on FARK?

Let's say, I was born in some part of Southern California. This means I'm automatically a Bad Person. Let's say, you were born in northern British Columbia. This means, you are Jesus.

You can go wherever you like, live wherever you like, and be whomever you want. However...

If you SAY, just for fun, that you grew up in California, whether it be Klamath or Orange, it makes you who we say you are.

It doesn't matter. LOLOLROFLYOUSURFLOL

Red People are all good.
White People are all bad.

I saw it on TV, it's true.

...that had nothing to do with the topic proposed.

Having lived in Southern CA for twenty years, I can say that it is extremely difficult to get outside the urban areas. Three hours in any direction (except west) before you get out of urban/suburban/concrete jungle.


You don't know how to read a map.
 
2012-05-25 04:15:55 PM  
And teepees.
 
2012-05-25 04:16:13 PM  

MayoSlather: Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment.


Lol. Scientists believe that the waves of Native Americans from Asia extincted most of the large mammals that used to live in North America.
 
2012-05-25 04:16:20 PM  

intelligent comment below: KiplingKat872: Having lived in Southern CA for twenty years, I can say that it is extremely difficult to get outside the urban areas. Three hours in any direction (except west) before you get out of urban/suburban/concrete jungle.

What? SoCal is surrounded by national parks that are all 1-2 hours drive max away.


"Surrounded?"

You want to try again?
 
2012-05-25 04:16:33 PM  

Godscrack: Those were the days.

When men were men, and women were men.


and small green furry creatures from alpha centauri were *REAL* small green furry creatures from alpha centauri?
 
2012-05-25 04:17:18 PM  

intelligent comment below: KiplingKat872: Having lived in Southern CA for twenty years, I can say that it is extremely difficult to get outside the urban areas. Three hours in any direction (except west) before you get out of urban/suburban/concrete jungle.

What? SoCal is surrounded by national parks that are all 1-2 hours drive max away.


O.K., I was in Los Angeles, not San Deigo.
 
2012-05-25 04:17:50 PM  

tommydee: Nadie_AZ: And funny, too. I loved his little venture working in the silver mill as well as his time working for the newspaper.

Heh. That silver mill was definitely pre-OSHA. They're all like "You'll be working directly with mercury all day every day, but it's cool because we have rags and stuff"

I also like the description of the stagecoach way stations. Sounded like working with mercury barehanded would be safer than eating in one.


Oh the descriptions paint a very nasty place, for sure. I'd rather go indian than work in one of those mills, or the mine. Stage coaching sure seemed a mind numbing, soul numbing and body degrading gig. You can keep the bathtub.

But the wit and sarcasm through out had me in stitches.
 
2012-05-25 04:20:26 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

FYI - your "housing" is clearly a mill.
 
2012-05-25 04:22:58 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: I've been watching Deadwood on the HBO on-demand for the last few weeks. At least one episode per night. So all I can say now is

Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
Cocksucker.
and
farking Cocksucker.


Shut the fark up Wu and go out the back door!
 
2012-05-25 04:24:03 PM  
FTA: In 1881, O'Sullivan returned to his parent's home in Staten Island where he died from tuberculosis. Seen as an irony as he had survived some of the most inhospitable conditions known to man beforehand, such as Death valley and the Grand Canyon

Clearly, the author has never been to Staten Island.
 
2012-05-25 04:24:14 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: MayoSlather: Stupid native americans living in harmony with their environment.

Lol. Scientists believe that the waves of Native Americans from Asia extincted most of the large mammals that used to live in North America.


All scientists?
 
2012-05-25 04:24:15 PM  

trippdogg:

FYI - your "housing" is clearly a mill.


th56.photobucket.com

Approves.
 
2012-05-25 04:24:54 PM  

trippdogg: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x426]

FYI - your "housing" is clearly a mill.


No. This is good. Things like "effluvia," and "quinsy" are good for people. It gives them gusto.
 
2012-05-25 04:24:59 PM  

Dr.Zom: If you want to read a cool account of what the west was really like I would recommend this. Great read.


Mark Twain's "Roughing It" is probably as accurate, with lots of funny anecdotes thrown in, to boot.
 
2012-05-25 04:25:05 PM  
i45.tinypic.com

What? They were coming right at us.
 
2012-05-25 04:25:06 PM  
For folks that want to see "then vs now" pics. A photographer did that in Colorado. He tried to get as close as possible to the original position to take a more modern photo

Link
 
2012-05-25 04:25:48 PM  

DesertDemonWY: TXEric: Absolutely spectacular. I can't imagine the wonder that those explorers from back east felt when they saw this stuff. I love the feeling of these old prints, but I would love to see an updated, color version of some of them from the exact same vantage point.

I know, some are probably "ruined" by modern society in some way or another, but I'll bet many are close to the way they are depicted here.

Check back here later tonight or tomorrow, I can get one of the twin buttes in Green River

/you're welcome


Thank you in advance!
 
2012-05-25 04:26:41 PM  

nicoffeine: Saulsa: Lorelle: How beautiful this country was before everything was farked up in the name of progress.

You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.

No, everything is all the time everywhere. ALL (certain person A) act the same, and all (certain person B) act the other way. One type of person is bad, the other is good.

Haven't you learned anything on FARK?

Let's say, I was born in some part of Southern California. This means I'm automatically a Bad Person. Let's say, you were born in northern British Columbia. This means, you are Jesus.

You can go wherever you like, live wherever you like, and be whomever you want. However...

If you SAY, just for fun, that you grew up in California, whether it be Klamath or Orange, it makes you who we say you are.

It doesn't matter. LOLOLROFLYOUSURFLOL

Red People are all good.
White People are all bad.

I saw it on TV, it's true.


Wow, so the new meds ain't working too well for you. That's too bad.
 
2012-05-25 04:30:05 PM  
When I was a kid, I found a shoebox full of old sepia colored photographs, a few hundred of them. I asked my grandmother if I could have them, I was like 6. She said she wanted to check them out and looked them over and said sure, you can keep them. I'm looking at I don't' know what. Huge cliffs, and bears, and tents and trees, and waterfalls, and after a while I say, where did these come from? Turns out my grandfather who I never met, because he died before I was born, was a ranger at Yellowstone. And used to guide Ansel Adams around. And as a ranger, took photography lessons from Ansel. Some were obviously taken by someone with more skill than the others were. Anyway, I lost them. Growing up, I lost a lot of material junk, but I keep that story close to my heart. That grandfather I never met was the only white grandparent I ever had. I bet he was cool as fark, too. I did get his old steamer chest with all the drawers and compartments, and wooden hangars. And I got his old guns from the late 1800s, too, and some other cool stuff, pipes, and what not. Trade it all in a day to be able to meet him and talk to him.
 
2012-05-25 04:30:42 PM  

Slaxl: That Spanish enscription looks more like 1526 than 1726.


1526 sounds more accurate than 1726.

Love living out here. So..untrammeled. Things have changed of course, but not nearly as much as the rest of the country. The old ways aren't so far away.
 
2012-05-25 04:30:57 PM  
How did they build houses back then? I didn't see a Home Depot in any one of those pictures....
 
2012-05-25 04:32:36 PM  

m1ke: How did they build houses back then? I didn't see a Home Depot in any one of those pictures....


Mud and shiat. And the mud was hard to come by given the lack of water.
 
2012-05-25 04:33:00 PM  
Nice find, subby.

cig-mkr: Beautiful, and we managed to screw it up in less then 200 years.


If you're trolling, well done. You got several hits. If you're not, get out of your damn house. I've camped in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Big Bend National Parks, the Carson and Pecos National Forests, and Padre Island National Seashore. They're all largely unspoiled. I don't object to there being roads through them, though. Some people do.
 
SH
2012-05-25 04:33:33 PM  
Never seen early photos of the American West, AKA, at time when Americans had spirit, guts and balls slaves.
 
2012-05-25 04:33:53 PM  
Saulsa:

Wow, so the new meds ain't working too well for you. That's too bad.

Who needs NEW meds? Booze wins every time.
 
2012-05-25 04:36:09 PM  

DingleberryMoose: Nice find, subby.

cig-mkr: Beautiful, and we managed to screw it up in less then 200 years.

If you're trolling, well done. You got several hits. If you're not, get out of your damn house. I've camped in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Big Bend National Parks, the Carson and Pecos National Forests, and Padre Island National Seashore. They're all largely unspoiled. I don't object to there being roads through them, though. Some people do.


Things out in the desert and semi-arid West are largely untouched by development. It's pretty harsh, where you need to rely on the kindness of strangers if anything happens to you on the side of the road, or you could be in serious mortal peril. Of course, there are pieces that have been spoiled, and water issues with people migrating down here are becoming a bigger problem, but for the most part? It's more 'untouched' than anything east of the Mississippi, or the West Coast.
 
2012-05-25 04:37:17 PM  
This thread needs Fighting Terrorism since 1492 pic
 
2012-05-25 04:37:55 PM  

SH: Never seen early photos of the American West, AKA, at time when Americans had spirit, guts and balls slaves.


Most people here were Spanish (Mexican) at the time, and I don't think Slavery was permitted by their respective governments. At the very least, very few people could actually afford slaves out here. Maybe in some of the Haciendas.
 
2012-05-25 04:43:10 PM  

vudukungfu: When I was a kid, I found a shoebox full of old sepia colored photographs, a few hundred of them. I asked my grandmother if I could have them, I was like 6. She said she wanted to check them out and looked them over and said sure, you can keep them. I'm looking at I don't' know what. Huge cliffs, and bears, and tents and trees, and waterfalls, and after a while I say, where did these come from? Turns out my grandfather who I never met, because he died before I was born, was a ranger at Yellowstone. And used to guide Ansel Adams around. And as a ranger, took photography lessons from Ansel. Some were obviously taken by someone with more skill than the others were. Anyway, I lost them. Growing up, I lost a lot of material junk, but I keep that story close to my heart. That grandfather I never met was the only white grandparent I ever had. I bet he was cool as fark, too. I did get his old steamer chest with all the drawers and compartments, and wooden hangars. And I got his old guns from the late 1800s, too, and some other cool stuff, pipes, and what not. Trade it all in a day to be able to meet him and talk to him.


Very cool. I bet he had some great stories.
 
2012-05-25 04:43:44 PM  

gulogulo: Things out in the desert and semi-arid West are largely untouched by development. It's pretty harsh, where you need to rely on the kindness of strangers if anything happens to you on the side of the road, or you could be in serious mortal peril. Of course, there are pieces that have been spoiled, and water issues with people migrating down here are becoming a bigger problem, but for the most part? It's more 'untouched' than anything east of the Mississippi, or the West Coast.


Two summers ago we went from here to the Grand Canyon to Mesa Verde and back on a 9 day car trip. (Yes, our then 3-year old rode the whole way with a very minimum of complaint.) One of the highlights wasn't so much the scenery as it was dumb people. As we drove from the canyon to the mesa, we passed Four Corners. There was a sign on the locked gate saying the area was closed for construction. There were several vehicles in the part of the parking lot that wasn't closed off and some people were stomping around mad. If you're going to plan to drive that far into the middle of nowhere to get a picture at an artificially important geographic point, wouldn't you call beforehand to see if it's open?
 
2012-05-25 04:44:50 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Gah, what a hangover . . . wait, why am I sitting in ice cold water? Why does my side hurt? What is this note . . . call 911?
 
2012-05-25 04:48:21 PM  

DingleberryMoose: Two summers ago we went from here to the Grand Canyon to Mesa Verde and back on a 9 day car trip. (Yes, our then 3-year old rode the whole way with a very minimum of complaint.) One of the highlights wasn't so much the scenery as it was dumb people. As we drove from the canyon to the mesa, we passed Four Corners. There was a sign on the locked gate saying the area was closed for construction. There were several vehicles in the part of the parking lot that wasn't closed off and some people were stomping around mad. If you're going to plan to drive that far into the middle of nowhere to get a picture at an artificially important geographic point, wouldn't you call beforehand to see if it's open?


Funny thing is I heard that it's not even in the right place. Though, I wouldn't count too much on calling before hand in New Mexico, at least. It's definitely "manana" time down here. They may pick up. They may not. They may feel like working that day, then again, they may not. They'd love to chat with you if you show up, but if not, that's fine too.
 
2012-05-25 04:49:56 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

It looks like they shouldn't have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.
 
2012-05-25 04:51:19 PM  

gulogulo: SH: Never seen early photos of the American West, AKA, at time when Americans had spirit, guts and balls slaves.

Most people here were Spanish (Mexican) at the time, and I don't think Slavery was permitted by their respective governments. At the very least, very few people could actually afford slaves out here. Maybe in some of the Haciendas.


Yeah, in any case slavery had little to do with how the west was shaped. The CCC had much more to do with how the west was developed than slavery. If you ever want to delve into these pictures and histories, just stop by the nearest Forest Service/BLM office and start poking around. Usually someone will be happy to give you some history and show you all the old timer pics they have accumulated over the past 100 years.
 
2012-05-25 04:51:36 PM  

Saulsa: You could try getting outside of the city limits once in a while. It's not all asphalt and concrete everywhere.


Oh, I do, and I know. It's just that there was soooo much less asphalt and concrete around back then.
 
2012-05-25 04:51:50 PM  
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2012-05-25 04:58:08 PM  

Clash City Farker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x393]

It looks like they shouldn't have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.


As a kid that grew up in Pismo Beach, all I can say is,since when is it in a CAVE?
 
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