A Firesign Chat
10/14/2021




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||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:32 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for October 14, 2021 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "2:48 PM? 2:48 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Rufus_T_Firetween should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Rufus_T_Firetween enters and sits on the couch.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. **
Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET
visit Firesign's web site at www.firesigntheatre.com
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||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 4 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 5 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 5:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween enters at 8:00 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Haberdashery Barn.
||||||||| Catherwood leads DJTweeny inside, makes a note of the time (8:00 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. **
Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET
You can join the streams now (NO AUDIO YET - just a chance for everybody to get connected)
128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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||||||||| Zen Cosmos steps in at 8:36 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
DJTweeny: Hey Cosmos
DJTweeny: music in a couple of minutes
||||||||| New notice: '* WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: warm up music – BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – CARRY ON
Listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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Zen Cosmos: no, a sonic screwdriver...
Rufus_T_Firetween: HHG
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "8:50 PM and late as usual, it's bandwyddth , just back from Hellmouth."
bandwyddth : good evening folks
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hey llan
Zen Cosmos: 64=73 AM radio muzak...nothing better evoke baby boomer nostalgia...
bandwyddth : was never very familiar with buffalo springfield
bandwyddth : except for the Yes cover of Everydays
bandwyddth : sounds very 60s
bandwyddth : I like this
Rufus_T_Firetween: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Springfield
||||||||| Ralph Spoilsport drives in through the door and says "Buy a new or used T-shirt from the Firesign Theatre Cafepress store! Hurry before this sentence ends!"
Rufus_T_Firetween: a seminal band for other more popular bands
Rufus_T_Firetween: the classic 'For What It's Worth' was theirs
||||||||| New notice: '* WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
WELCOME TO THE FIRESIGN CHAT
Listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
(streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net)
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||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "8:59 PM and late as usual, it's cease, just back from British Columbia."
Rufus_T_Firetween: allo cease
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'CptButton', just granted probation at 8:59 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| bandwyddth steals in around 8:59 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hi CptButton
bandwyddth: I dont know why my computer freezes
cease: good evening, chatters
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
bandwyddth: Oh, yeah. now I remember For What its Worth
bandwyddth: Hey Cat. Hey Capt
Rufus_T_Firetween: bandwyddth: I dont know why my computer freezes << have you considered a blanket?
bandwyddth: LOL tween
cease: a song about the sunset strip "riot" where Proctor sat on a picture of Bergman's face which led to the start of the Firesign Theatre
||||||||| 9:01 PM: Nick Beef jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
DJTweeny: Howdy Nick
cease: Hi Nick
bandwyddth: Hey Nick
Nick Beef: Hello from NYC
||||||||| Outside, the 9:02 PM downtown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Beet coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Beet: Hi, Friends
DJTweeny: Yo Beet
||||||||| Chick Lambert fades in and says: "I have no idea who this Friedstein Theatre is, but they 're honing in on my territory over at Duke of Madness Motors. Give 'em the what for, Storm!" "RUFF! RUFF!"
bandwyddth: Hey Beet
Nick Beef: Go easy... I'm a First Timer here.
cease: Beet
Rufus_T_Firetween: Good to have you here :)
cease: Welcome, Nick
Beet: Hello Bandy
bandwyddth: Welcome, Beef
Beet: Hi, Dr Cease
Rufus_T_Firetween: we do this every week, please do join us
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
“FIREHEADS 6 Part 1”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out Cat's Collages at >> http://kurtericson.net/cat/
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Nick Beef: It's Nick Beef. Beet is my vegan cousin
bandwyddth: lol
Beet: Beyond Beef
Nick Beef: That sounds way too porn
CptButton: Good Evening.
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
bandwyddth: believe it or not bozos was one of the fst albums I never heard in the 70s
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage FIREHEADS 6 at >> http://kurtericson.net/cat/#TRILOGIES
bandwyddth: took me till about 1981
Beet: Hey, Cpt
CptButton: hi beet
bandwyddth: I remember this voice from last week. I thought it was Michael Palin
bandwyddth: not the rap voice
cease: Adam Curtis
bandwyddth: now I remember, cat
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Geephead in through the front door at 9:10 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Beet: Hi Geep
cease: Geep
Geephead: Hi Beet!
DJTweeny: Hi Geephead
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
DJTweeny: Welcome to our little soireƩ
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage FIREHEADS 6 at >> http://kurtericson.net/cat/#TRILOGIES
bandwyddth: great line there
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** NEW FIRESIGN DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM!! ** - DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES >> https://standuprecords.com/products/the-firesign-theatre-dope-humor-of-the-seventies-double-vinyl
||||||||| It's 9:15 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| bandwyddth - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
bandwyddth: alright, who killed me?
bandwyddth: ertgyhuji/gghnjmohgb bn bn
bandwyddth: the pretend to be pius but they are all leos
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Can't Get You Out of my Head: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13973190/
||||||||| Captain Equinox flies in through the transom, landing on the bearskin rug. "Attention, solstice squad! After working a 12-hour day, I like to kick back and swill some juice out of a genuine Firesign coffee mug or Bear Whiz Beer stein!"
Beet: This is very cool.
Rufus_T_Firetween: That's the series ^^ that Cat is basing this on
cease: I've been a fan of Adam Curtis's flicks for a while.
Beet: I will have to look at his work.
bandwyddth: violent juvenile freaks
cease: i think all of his flicks are online somewhere
Beet: Good to know.
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| CptButton - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Nick Beef - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: they come, they go
bandwyddth: I died too. I dont know how
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
bandwyddth: what was the music there, cat?
bandwyddth: sounded cool
bandwyddth: catherwood, light the bong please
||||||||| Catherwood snubs bandwyddth
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Judge Poop close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:34 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the Aviary.
bandwyddth: lol
Beet: Here comes the judge!
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hey Poop
Beet: Hey, Poop
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage FIREHEADS 6 at >> http://kurtericson.net/cat/#TRILOGIES
cease: Hi Poop
Beet: Did you kill Rococo, Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Beet and mumbles "oh, fuck off Beet!"
Rufus_T_Firetween: be nice catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood says "I'll be nice"
Beet: That's nice.
Zen Cosmos: too bad they did not mentor their replacements...oh well, at least we still have Planet Proctor...
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out Phil Proctor’s newsletter “PLANET PROCTOR” at www.planetproctor.com
cease: Excellent news letter
Zen Cosmos: gee, didn't mean to shut up everyone else...
Rufus_T_Firetween: haha
cease: this is from RAdio Free Oz podcast
||||||||| It's 9:45 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Judge Poop - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Firesign's “DEAR FRIENDS”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out DEAR FRIENDS at >> http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=df-rv
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Beet: All together now . . .
Rufus_T_Firetween: Merlyn is purportedly getting out of the hospital tomorrow and going home after the stroke he had a couple of months ago
Rufus_T_Firetween: Best wishes, Dear Friend
Zen Cosmos: any decision on changing the night of time of broadcast yet, only curious...
Beet: Hope he is OK.
||||||||| Captain Equinox flies in through the transom, landing on the bearskin rug. "Attention, solstice squad! After working a 12-hour day, I like to kick back and swill some juice out of a genuine Firesign coffee mug or Bear Whiz Beer stein!"
Zen Cosmos: not of meant or...
cease: Yes indeed. He is missed here.
Rufus_T_Firetween: No Cosmos, it seems mostly to be that the time spread between the East and West coasts
Rufus_T_Firetween: too early for the Left Coast seems to be the complaint, but anything later would be too late for the Right Coast
Rufus_T_Firetween shrugs
Rufus_T_Firetween: Maybe Sunday would be better since it's not a week day, dunno
cease: any day is good for me.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about “DEAR FRIENDS” at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=df-ln
Rufus_T_Firetween: "If it's good enough for Walt Disney, it's good enough for my John." ~ Phil Proctor
Rufus_T_Firetween: which is fairly ironic considering how much money he's made working for Disney ;)
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks to RADIO FREE DISHNUTS for providing the streaming server for this show. If you'd like to make a small contribution to help with the server fees, there's a PayPal link to donate here >> http://dishnuts.net
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** NEW FIRESIGN DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM!! ** - DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES >> https://standuprecords.com/products/the-firesign-theatre-dope-humor-of-the-seventies-double-vinyl
cease: do you think the coast time differential would cease to be a factor on sundays?
||||||||| Bebop Lobo reminds all you hep cats to listen to Firesign’s NEW 24/7 RADIO STATION Click to listen anytime!"
bandwyddth: I love hideo gump
bandwyddth: I wonder if forrest was named after him
cease: hideo is a common japanese name, only it's pronounced hid Day o
bandwyddth: cool, cat didnt know that
Zen Cosmos: I actually was diagnoed with Farmer's Lung, got xray to get into UTexas and they thought it was cancer until a radiologist said nope...
cease: gump is an impossible japanese name. consonants have to be paired with vowels. the name would be something like gumpu
bandwyddth: didnt know that was real, zen
bandwyddth: did you get better? hope so.
Zen Cosmos: yes, to this day my bottom right lung id s dead an grandulitis of dead aveoli air sacs deflated...
Beet: Sorry to hear that, Zen.
Rufus_T_Firetween: cease: do you think the coast time differential would cease to be a factor on sundays? << I don't know, but at least it would affect people who work less, and lots of folks go out on Saturdays
Zen Cosmos: I'm fine, just less air capacity so get winded more easily than an averasge dude...
cease: that was one of my favourite firesign bits
bandwyddth: yeah that one is really cool, cat
Zen Cosmos: Sat or Sun would be okay with me...
Rufus_T_Firetween: Glad it wasn't something worse Cosmos
cease: could be try sunday afternoon?
cease: we
Beet: I will follow the move wherever.
Rufus_T_Firetween: We'll have to talk about that cease, how about we wait until Merlyn's back?
Zen Cosmos: something worase was this last June- hip socket replacement- so I'm now bionic and will trip any TSA detector...
Rufus_T_Firetween: As lots of web pages would have to be changed
Rufus_T_Firetween: but we could do it just for yuks as a test, announce it and see who shows up
Rufus_T_Firetween: The Bionic Firehead
Zen Cosmos: many webpages advertised here are not up and running, either defunk or temp closed and not updated due to pandemic...
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
Rufus_T_Firetween: ehhh
Rufus_T_Firetween: again, Merlyn and Doc should know about that
Rufus_T_Firetween: if you could compile a list of URLs you found that don't work, that would be really useful
Zen Cosmos: mostly I've, in the past, clicked on the sites mentioned here and more often than not they are down or nor updated, would suggest a a click thru and maybe update if webmaster can be contacted...
Rufus_T_Firetween: There are utilities to to that, actually
Rufus_T_Firetween: but Doc's really busy these days
Zen Cosmos: no hurry just a heads up, a fireheads up...
Rufus_T_Firetween: thanks
cease: yeah i spoke to doc recently. promised i'd have the script for my new play finished by the end of octorber
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Zen Cosmos: firesale seems to work but got a 404 message on the bear site
cease: and Firersign
cease: Radio is a thing of the past.
Zen Cosmos: Planet Proctor does seem to have active links to Phil's stuff...
cease: i'lll have an piece of Fireheads 6 for y'all next Thursday.
bandwyddth: coll C!
Zen Cosmos: no emogis here but thumbs up!
bandwyddth: I meancool
cease: the word "urinating" kept this from airplay when it came out
Rufus_T_Firetween: This is one of my fav Dear Friends bits
cease: yes, this is delightful
Zen Cosmos: just got a Mark Time tee from cafe press, they're up....
Zen Cosmos: no you mean kewl...
Beet: sound out
bandwyddth: I was just having a little trouble with the pm feature
bandwyddth: or my pm feature. maybe its my computer
Rufus_T_Firetween: Looks like Merl's PM system is messing up again
bandwyddth: lol
Rufus_T_Firetween: no, it's the chat
Rufus_T_Firetween: it's happened before
Beet: it's back
bandwyddth: I see
Rufus_T_Firetween: I'll make getting those recordings to you a priority, Cat
cease: thanks, tween
Zen Cosmos: REPS, radio enthuiasts of puget sound, recently had both Phil and david doing bit parts in a Maltese Falcon online radio play
cease: yeah, both men are still very actrive acting
Beet: Falcon is a fave of mine.
||||||||| New notice: '** THANKS FOR LISTENING, ALL! **
Thanks to Radio Free Dishnuts, www.dishnuts.net, for providing the streaming server for the simulcast :)
Listen to the ARCHIVES FOR FIRESIGN CHAT SHOWS at: www.kurtericson.net/firesign
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bandwyddth: thanks, tween and Cat
Beet: Fun tonight. Great collage, Cat Thanks Dr Tween for your leadership.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks for listening, all… See you next week, same Firetime, same Firestation...
bandwyddth: nite everybody
||||||||| bandwyddth departs at 10:57 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Zen Cosmos: adios kemosabes and konbawa, head-sans...
cease: next week, everyone
||||||||| 10:58 PM -- cease left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:15 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from Covid 19
||||||||| DJTweeny - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Zen Cosmos - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Beet - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Geephead - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads RedPillTweeny inside, makes a note of the time (2:07 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| It's 2:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:31 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."


The Evening's Participants:
bandwyddth
bandwyddth
Beet
cease
CptButton
DJTweeny
Geephead
Nick Beef
Rufus_T_Firetween
Zen Cosmos
URL References:
http://dishnuts.net
http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=df-ln
http://kurtericson.net/cat/#TRILOGIES
http://kurtericson.net/cat/
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
www.dishnuts.net
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=df-rv
www.firesigntheatre.com
www.kurtericson.net/firesign
www.planetproctor.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Springfield
https://standuprecords.com/products/the-firesign-theatre-dope-humor-of-the-seventies-double-vinyl
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13973190/



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