Claycord – Talk About Whatever

May 12, 2017 19:20 pm · 76 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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KAD May 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM

First Going for a twofer..

Mika May 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saw a man drive his work truck over the center median on clayton rd at washington blvd during morning rush hour to turn onto ygnacio valley rd. What a nutcase.

Scoob May 12, 2017 at 7:35 PM

Please don’t litter!

Cowellian May 12, 2017 at 7:46 PM

Cowellian’s first!

Ancient Mariner May 12, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Congratulations KAD – you show that Cowellian who’s boss!

apollo idol prudence May 12, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Happy 11th Annivesray / birthday Claycord! May 12, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Apollo – you’re wonderful 🙂

Atticus Thraxx May 12, 2017 at 8:03 PM

Cop level = Expert:

Oh yeah, it’s going down:

Tall truck, low bridge. That is all:

Germans doing German stuff:

Name the city:

Keep it on the down low kitty:

As ominous as ominous gets:

Robber’s regret:

Dumb and dumber:

I love the ‘wtf’ gesture at the end:

Drinks alot of beer? Sure he does:

Eats Cadillacs, Lincolns too, Mercury and Subaru:

Doubling down on stupid. Alot of that going on recently:

Baby ‘phant, mostly for Silva:

Dude was crazy disappointed:

Missed just enough to get on the internet:

Smart a$$ shep:

How ’bout some creepy:

Another eye worm from the good people at Walmart:

Duckling rescue:

When fitness becomes obsession:

One for the ladies:

The smile I’d hope I get before her bodyguards tackled me

Name it:

I got $10 says it was her husband’s Idea:

Swimming jaguar. Or leopard. I really don’t know the difference

One night in Bangkok:

Hey knock it off! That’s my foodgiver!:

Unfit to babysit:

Yeah, lemme use this innocent woman as cover(Graphic violence):

Made me laugh. Okay, I smiled:


Mom says no:

Barnres and Noble has a fitness section too, just sayin’:

These kids spar rough:

Some kinda leaping rat:

Job opening coming up:

Nice save dude:

Let’s end this one on some dutiful cuteness:

Shasta Daisy May 12, 2017 at 8:22 PM

Start watching for Saturn near the moon 🌙 tonite.
Peace ✌🏼

Henley's Antiques May 12, 2017 at 8:34 PM

We’re having a warehouse sale tomorrow behind the antique store. Come by and have a look! Starting at 8:00 a.m.

Henley’s Antiques and Collectibles
3486 Clayton Road
(925) 689-2012


paranoid pablito May 12, 2017 at 8:43 PM

There once was a man from LaPort
Whose limericks were always too short.

Lambie May 12, 2017 at 8:43 PM

Not first & probably not last.

KAD May 12, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Cowellian is always first.

Mika May 12, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Let’s hope no one get their car torched tonight and the police catch whoever is doing this.

Officer Barbrady May 12, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Today’s word is FECULENT. I grant brother Thraxx the use of this word for this week only.

Ancient Mariner May 12, 2017 at 10:41 PM

C’est la belle Paris, non? L’Etoile (Place CDG).
I like the forced perspective.
Great list, Atticus – you’ve outdone yourself (again).
Don’t know the derringer – seems like the rifle cartridges would be a lot of wasted blow-by energy. Something short, fat and 19th century might work better.

Cowellian May 13, 2017 at 5:59 AM

Mornin’ y’all!
Some weeks I’m less first than others, and I’m fine with that. I’m still not the boss, and I’m fine with that, too. And finding Shasta and Apollo on this thread is a pleasant reminder of Claycord’s early days.

Justyfiable Languor May 13, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Did any one else see that dog at Todos Santos standing on the fire hydrant?

Aspirin May 13, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Big story today about hospitals in Europe being hacked and forced to shut down their systems.

I certainly hope that our local hospitals’ systems are adequately protected against such threats. Systems-driven medical procedures can be at risk with disastrous results if hacked.

Jojo Potato May 13, 2017 at 7:24 AM

That’s a jaguar, note solid black spots on belly. Leopard spots are “hollow” all over. I’m lucky enough to have seen both in the wild. Jaguar in the Pantanal swamp in Brazil, leopard in Botswana. In the Pantanal if you want to go anywhere you have to swim, water enerywhere. Reminded me a lot of our delta except they got piranhas.

BOOYAH! May 13, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Yep. Miss Radar too.

Atticus Thraxx May 13, 2017 at 7:50 AM

It is Paris, Ancient One and Silva. The pistol is a delightful MSP (Malogabaritnyj Spetsialnyj Pistolet . Look it up, it’s fascinating.

Ok OB…FECULENT. Lets see if I get the usage right. Television star of the 1970s Danny Thomas sexual tastes leaned towards the feculent.
One week only? But I can use it as many times in that week a I want, right?

Have a great weekend everyone.

Shasta Daisy May 13, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Never underestimate the value of friendship.
Friends forever 💙

Peace ✌🏼

Bob May 13, 2017 at 8:03 AM

I use to think that Concord was the worst place for red light runners–that is, until I visited Walnut Creek last week–at one intersection, I counted 4 cars that went through a left turn red light, while I had the green light–saw many other incidents during my visit.–great to be back in Concord.

Cracky McGee May 13, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Arrest has been made in the serial arsonist, car fire investigation 🔥

Miriam May 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM

First! Have a wonderful week.

Shizzler May 13, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Actually wouldn’t it be ‘denizens in the City of Claycord’?

Anon May 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM

I think you’re right Bob. But ironically, the bulk of the color blind idiots are also visiting from concord.

Jojo Potato May 13, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Another reason I run Ubuntu Linux on my ancient PC. Still runs great with half a gig of memory. And when it does die, I’ll just pick up a new one from the flea market and go with that.

Ancient Mariner May 13, 2017 at 11:45 AM

A very interesting little pistol, Atticus.
I bet the cartridges are insanely expensive. I wonder if they can be re-used.

anon May 13, 2017 at 12:01 PM

The County computers run on Windows XP, and the last time Kaiser showed me a screen, they were running on XP, too. For a price, you can get security protection from Microsoft for XP. I think that included security updates. Many large businesses were reluctant to move away from it as their operating system of choice, so Microspft continued support for a fee. If you created media on it, you will need some version of it available, otherwise the stuff you created will no longer be of any use to you.

honda bill May 13, 2017 at 2:50 PM

has anyone recently used a contractor for retaining wall repairs? smaller job, looking for someone that wont rip me a new one. don’t want complete replacement, just to repair a section. thanks.

Stop look and listen May 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Tons of sirens at ygnacio. Sounds like a chase

It was on CHP log May 13, 2017 at 5:39 PM

@ Stop look and listen

It sounds like a fatal police chase at Myrtle and Ayers Road.

Smokey May 13, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Anyone drive a Kia Soul? Would you buy it again?

TIFOKCIS May 13, 2017 at 6:06 PM


I am praying the police and innocents are well.

anon May 13, 2017 at 6:33 PM

@Stop look and listen, There was a pursuit and the suspects crashed on Myrtle Dr. The suspects had minor injuries.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 13, 2017 at 6:46 PM

@ 24 ~ Not to worry… our hospitals are only threatened by Obamacare & nurse’s strikes.

Clayton Squirrel May 13, 2017 at 6:52 PM

Nothing that we have seen at Kaiser runs on Windows XP. It was funny that we just talked about it with Kaiser IT this morning. They are well aware of the global hacking threats to hospitals and they are acting to prevent any incidents here.

Shasta Daisy May 13, 2017 at 9:01 PM

Radar was one special guy.
I consider myself very fortunate to have known him.
A real gentleman in my book.

He was an asset to Claycord and his memory lives on.
A fine photographer, a fine man.

Peace to you, Radar✌🏼🌟

Jerk May 14, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Smokey May 14, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Kia’s are generally well rated for reliability. The Toyota dealers are pricing their cars like they’re selling Lexus’ and my experience at Concord Honda was outright offensive. I walked out and will never go back.

apollo idol prudence May 14, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Does anyone else have this urge? is this Strange?:

Some people on facebook will “friend” anyone, or accept anyone as friends. It’s silly. But couple this knowledge with continuous articles on Claycord of chuckleheads that get arrested for stolen goods, Meth, meth fueled car accidents, etc, and you go look up and see that they have a facebook page and are accepting friends. . . wouldn’t you just want a string of chuckle head friends to follow when there’s not enough drama in your life?

just a thought

anon May 14, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Facebook is the internet’s sewage collection system. I’m not on Facebook.

Mary Fouts May 15, 2017 at 1:55 PM

@honda bill – Try Schryer/Thompson Construction in Concord, 925-566-8911. They are licensed General and Concrete contractors. Have done work at my home, fair price and very high quality.

Shasta Daisy May 15, 2017 at 6:31 PM

You won’t find me on FaceBook.

I’ve had enough drama in my life the past couple days.
Hoping for the best for the 3 remaining 10 day old western bluebirds.
I had to take them to Lindsay Wildlife Hospital this morning.

Atticus Thraxx May 15, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Tough go Shasta Daisy. Those are some good people down at the Lindsey, they’ll do their best.
Avoiding Facebook will lower your stress, raise your IQ and make food taste better.

TIFOKCIS May 16, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Bill Cosby claiming the sexual assault accusations again him (13) ‘could be’ racism.

Would it then be safe to say a black man drugging and molesting white women is racist?

Jerk May 16, 2017 at 9:28 AM

#49, Not according to Universities and Mainstream Media – No Blacks can be “racist”.

Colin Flaherty on Youtube is the only one who seems to be covering this Black on White crime. It just doesn’t exist according to the COWARDS at mainstream media.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 16, 2017 at 9:29 AM

I met a fellow derriere healer on Facebook… might even go into a partnership & open a practice together.
Problem is.. Dr. Brownstane wants top billing..
I think I should get top billing (it was my idea) so what sounds better.. “Jelly finger & Brownstane” or “Brownstane & Jellyfinger”?

Silva May 16, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Shasta Daisy, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had such terrible trouble. I’m very grateful for the Lindsay Museum.

Cowellian May 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Shasta, if you were on Facebook, you would definitely be on my favorites list. The trick to sanity of Facebook is figuring out that you don’t have to respond to everything. I can scroll past Facebook rants as easily as I scroll past Claycord rants. And you can control whose posts you can see and who sees your posts. Finding the unfollow button was a huge stress reliever.

My first Facebook friends were people I was already friends with. Several of us came over from MySpace at the same time. Then I discovered that I could find out what all my nieces and nephews were up to. Now, Facebook is one of my major tools for genealogy research.

Shasta Daisy May 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM

The Rescue of Western Bluebirds
*notes from my journal written on Monday, May 15, 2017
———————- ———————— ———————- —————— ————–

On the morning of day 10, there were 6 healthy babies in the nest box.

We were gone most of the day until 4:00 pm.
During the time that we were at home, I only saw the male tending the nest box.

At 4:00 pm, I noticed that I still only saw the male tending to the nest.
I also had to chase away a scrub jay several times.

I went in the house for dinner and went back outside around 6:00 pm to monitor for the scrub jay. Within seconds the scrub jay swooped down, stuck his head in the nest box opening and flew off carrying one baby bird. I was clapping my hands loudly and ran towards the nest box but it was too late. I was FRANTIC!!! I opened the nest box to find only 3 remaining babies. Apparently, when I was in the house, the scrub jay helped himself to dinner as well.

I stayed outside until 9:00 pm.

The male continued to feed the remaining 3 babies. Still no sign of the female. Earlier in the day I had bought some live meal worms and put them in a dish near the nest box. I wanted to help out the male with feeding his offspring. He never noticed it.

This morning at 7 am I checked the nest box. The 3 remaining babies were huddled together. I touched them and they were very cold and I saw no sign of respiration and they did not move when I touched them. I feared the worse.

I went in the house and prepared a hot water bottled with warm water. I then lined a flower pot with a towel and placed the cold babies in the pot. I placed the hot water bottle in the sink and placed the flower pot on top. I made sure the babies were snuggled in the towel, like their nest.

Within an hour, I saw them start to breathe. Within another hour, they were moving and began gaping. I attempted to give them meal worms but had no success.

Shortly before 9:00 am, I made the decision to take them to Lindsay Wildlife Hospital for advice. I knew they needed nutrition by this time and I had not seen the male at the nest box. And, it was till pretty cold in the nest box.

When I arrived at Lindsay, they immediately took them and put them in an incubator. Much more of a controlled temperature than I would be able to provide. They will start to feed them with food appropriate for their age and will adjust it as they mature. If they continue to thrive, they will be put in an aviary until they are ready to fledge.

I will stay in touch with Lindsay Wildlife Hospital and I hope to have the opportunity to go there when they are ready to fledge and are released.

Hoping for the best for these little guys.

Jerk May 16, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Not wanting to crap all over the sympathy party on one of the Claycord postings, I’ll post here.

Too many are dying on motorcycles. And not just because they do not have “Loud Pipes” – Many of these incidents are SOLO crashes.

Do I have the answer? NOPE. All that I can say is I do a lot of driving on Bay Area roadways and I look around and see cagers doing everything behind the wheel when they should be driving. So as a biker – You already have that going against you and if you’re not 100% on your game = You should not be riding that day, the bike doesn’t care.

So you can fire back with your shaming language, I don’t care. I have been riding motorcycles since I learned to ride a two wheeler at age 6 or 7.

I’ll just leave this with a quick neighbor story: Neighbor can afford to drive a car, but chooses to ride – whatever – it’s a free country. The other day they were showing off their new car horn that they installed on their bike. As I was about to yell out the window “It’s enough” – they were finally leaving and as karma would have it – they dumped the bike when they were pulling out of the driveway. It’s only a matter of time when the bad news comes regarding them. It’s Not IF, but WHEN you will crash on your motorcycle.
A young man in Brentwood just lost a leg due to a motorcycle. He has a family to support.

Silva May 16, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Missy, that was a wonderful tip you gave me here a couple of weeks ago! Thanks again.

jtkatec @ Atticus May 16, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Germans doing German stuff:
That’s one hell of a waitress!!!

Where do you find this stuff and you have great introductory remarks.

jtkatec @ Atticus May 16, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Name the city:

Mary Fouts May 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

@Shasta Daisy – Thanks for your care and concern of the baby Western Bluebirds, and for sharing your story. I also keep a journal, have through much of my life. I now also keep a journal specific to baking and cooking.

Mother Nature certainly can appear cruel sometimes.

Shasta Daisy May 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Western Bluebird UPDATE:
Alert, normal weight and only slightly dehydrated.
They have been moved to a rescue facility until they are ready to fledge.
This news made my day.

Western Bluebirds, forever.

Atticus Thraxx May 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM

Facebook was fine for about a month. Once you find out how much weight your old girlfriends gained and heard from Uncle Bob fifty times about how he thinks “the coloreds” should behave, I’d had enough. But Cowellian has found a coping mechanism and that’s cool.
Shasta you are a true person. With Lindsey…I brought them a hawk wounded Blue Jay ( winged) and they somehow brought it back to full health. One Saturday a woman came by and knocked and she had the Jay. They wanted to release it back to where it was from. I was impressed. Damn Jay though woke up us every morning for a month or two.
jkatec you are correct, it’s Paris.
I don’t know I find most of that stuff surfing reddit/imgur/streamable and the comments are from me being a smart as$ I guess.

Original G May 16, 2017 at 4:41 PM

Clayton Police sitting watching lot in front of Safeway and appears they made another arrest, second patrol car showed up. Woman in cuffs in back seat of patrol car.

Thank You Clayton PD.

Trucker May 17, 2017 at 7:52 AM

As a long haul truck driver, I have always appreciated the loud bikes that pass me by. The road noise in my new Freightliner is not that bad, but it’s not quiet like a car, either. So ANYTHING that helps me be aware of others around me on the road is a good thing. Loud pipes really do save lives, and you understand the truth of that when you pass an accident scene where a motorcyclist lays dead on the ground because someone was careless. Can’t speak to the motives of those who ride their bikes past me, just know it looks like a lot of fun!

Original G May 17, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Has been a while and have been way too good so decided to help improve our little slice of the world. How many times in a busy parking lot have you found a spot only to find one vehicle in two spaces?
Rather than leave a note saying “Sorry about the dent” you can now leave them an activity sheet to improve their hand eye coordination. Have printed out a dozen and have them in the car. Although is less fun than watching them circle the vehicle 4 or 5 times looking for damage.

Jojo Potato May 17, 2017 at 3:23 PM

While taking a break from cutting down my dead wisteria, I noticed a pair of purple finches (based on looking them up in my book) fluttering around and getting ready to build a nest on top of the outdoor speaker. It’s under the eaves outside the back door and for the last several years has had a nest. It seems later than usual but maybe that’s just me. I can’t figure out the wisteria, it’s not like there wasn’t enough water this year! But now the branches are all dead and dry. Otherwise the yard is really lush and very enjoyable, good luck birdies.

Understand Motorcyclist May 17, 2017 at 3:31 PM


1. When you see us moving past you Quickly:
Don’t think we’re trying to “show off”. We’re trying to get out of your blind spot or taking ourselves out of a potential dangerous situation that has evolved around us. Distancing ourselves from you does not mean we want to race, but that we’re giving ourselves the edge we need at the moment. We are aware of your inattentiveness to us while you’re talking on a cell phone, eating, reading or involved in some other distracting aspect to your driving.

2. When you hear our Horn:
All we’re doing is letting you know where we are in close approximation to you on the road. It’s vital to us and you, that you know we’re there. We are aware of your inattentiveness to us while you’re talking on a cell phone, eating, reading or involved in some other distracting aspect to your driving.

3. When you hear our Loud Pipes:
There’s a purpose behind being loud. It’s about letting you know we’re close by and we’re constantly hoping that our investment in this accessory will help save our lives. Don’t become angry and hostile toward us. Again, we’re aware of your inattentiveness to us while you’re talking on a cell phone, eating, reading or involved in some other distracting aspect to your driving.

4. When you see our Clothes:
Don’t become fearful of us. Our black leather jackets, chaps, gloves and boots are protective barriers of the weather elements, debris being lifted by tires and most importantly to keep from loosing massive amounts of flesh should something cause us to go down. It’s paramount to our riding. Nothing more, nothing less. We wear patches on our jackets, and pins on our vests. These are symbols of pride and honor within our group(s) and individuals giving back to those who gave. We give back to the community more than you know. These things bind us together as a brotherhood and sisterhood among bikers. We have the same kind of nobility and pride in our accomplishments as you may have in the various aspects of your life.

5. When you see us in Restaurants:
You don’t have to shield your child or feel intimidated. We have family, wives, husbands, children and loved ones, just like you. We smile; we laugh and enjoy the moments we have. We are approachable.

6. When you see us in a Parking Lot:
Don’t convince yourself that we’re there to “get you”. More than likely, we just finished a long ride and are taking a break. Or, we may be meeting up with other riders for a charity run for young children, or another very worthy cause. We may just be admiring one another’s bikes, sharing our pride with other brothers and sisters, just like you do with your personal vehicle.

7. When you see aggressive riding Bikers:
Don’t put us all in the same stereotypical category as those whose behavior and actions would cause you to react in disgust and intolerance. Many of us do not agree with this style of riding either. We know and understand that human nature tends to blend us all together as the “same group”. The same as we don’t put all automobile drives in the distracted stereotype. There are many drives that acknowledge bikers.

8. When you see a group of bikers on the Roadways:
We pay our registrations and insurance the same as you entitling us the same access to the same roads. Please don’t squeeze in-between several bikers while in formation with no regard for our safety. This is dangerous for everyone. Provide us with your awareness the fact that we are much more vulnerable than you. We don’t have bumpers, just bones.

9. When you are turning left or Entering a Roadway or Highway:
Look, then look again, and then one more time. We can be easily hidden and appear to be invisible by such things as a telephone pole, another vehicle, bright lights or the glare of the sun as well as items hanging from your rearview mirror. If you see us flashing our lights at you or blowing our horn, we’re only trying to ensure that you will see us before tragedy changes both our lives.

10. When you are Behind Us:
Please keep a safe distance greater than 10 feet when we are stopped. Don’t tailgate us. We don’t have bumpers, only bones. If you hit us, we’re going down. We have a destination we need to get to just like you do. We just enjoy the ride and the fresh air differently than you. If we accelerate away from you, don’t interpret this action as though we want to drag race you. We’re only trying to take ourselves out of a bad situation if you insist on being too close.

11. When, and if, you experience Road Rage:
Don’t take it out on us just because we’re smaller than you and more vulnerable. The consequences of your actions and choices could be very detrimental to both parties. The end result that may become a scary and dark reality; manslaughter or attempted murder charge. Yes, there are those that can tend to piss you off, however, rage towards them will not solve the issues. Nine out of ten bikers will do everything they can to take themselves out of that situation without causing you or themselves harm.

12. When you have an opportunity to Talk to us:
You’ll discover, outside any influenced or stereotypical mindset you may have, that we are just as human as you are, just with different choice for transportation. We’re really no different. Many of us have cars, trucks and vans too.

And please don’t tell us to drive a car. We don’t tell you to ride a motorcycle.

Thank You for attempting to understand the choice of a motorcyclist.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 17, 2017 at 10:40 PM

Well… looks like I won’t be partnering with Dr. Rollin Brownstane…
My nemesis… that cheap shot sphincter specialist, Dr. Justin Pujols found out about our pending deal and offered Brownstane a partnership & top billing just to flush me down the tubes!

Justyfiable Languor May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Thanks for the great tips Mr. Motorcycle. Bikers are often involved with child charities, food drives and are very family oriented. Many veterans and retirees buy motorcycles to see the country side.

Atticus Thraxx May 18, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Black days indeed. The House of Thraxx mourns:

Atticus Thraxx May 18, 2017 at 7:51 PM

His cover of Princes ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ :

‘Wild World’ duet with Cat Stevens :

Led Zeppelin’s ‘Thank You’:

And most heartbreaking of all, a duet with his daughter covering ‘Redemption Song’. Made my eyes leak a little :

This sucks I say to myself selfishly.

Silva May 18, 2017 at 8:54 PM

It does suck.

Thank you, Atticus Thraxx.

Atticus Thraxx May 19, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Silva, I know these artist types can be a little less than resilient emotionally, hence the art. But a nasty thought keeps creeping up in my mind. Remember how Kung Fu and that cat from INXS died? I wonder if it’s the same thing here and a friend….took care of the scene to save his family and legacy the embarrassment? I know I’d do that for a buddy.

Anon Awake May 19, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Shots fired at Danville Costco

KAD May 19, 2017 at 5:26 PM


Silva May 19, 2017 at 6:52 PM


KAD May 19, 2017 at 7:11 PM

Last again.

Cowellian May 19, 2017 at 7:15 PM

In for last!

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