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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 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for November 07, 2002 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn LeRoy', just granted probation at 9:03 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn LeRoy: Whoa, the clock is really ahead now...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Dexter Fong into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:06 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Hi Brina
Merlyn LeRoy: hey dex
Dexter Fong: Brian (Duh)
Dexter Fong: I seem to be both early and late
Merlyn LeRoy: eh, the clock on the host system gains a minute a week or so
Dexter Fong: Stop the Clock!
Merlyn LeRoy: is that a comment about my face?
Dexter Fong: Do you have your hands up to it?
Merlyn LeRoy: just mickey's
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Ken into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:11 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Mickeys? We must be at Camp Ground Zero
Dexter Fong: Hey Ken
Ken: hi, dear friends
Ken: brian, how's minn taking the erection results?
Dexter Fong: Mickey's Minnie?
Merlyn LeRoy: well, the idiots seem to have wanted repugnitians, we had 60%+ turnout
Ken: minnie soda, new soft drink brand
Dexter Fong: Comes in shorts and shorters
Ken: i'm damned near sick about it, but nothing to do except just accept it, and look to the future (which is already in progress)
Ken: we in mich did get our first woman gov, and only the 3rd dem in 40 yrs
Dexter Fong: Democrats seemed to have learned nothing from the election 2 years ago
Ken: but the house and senate here are solid rep, so she will have a tough row to hoe (did i call here a ho?)
Dexter Fong: Here a Ho there a Ho
Ken: dems need to learn about leadership--or lack thereof
Merlyn LeRoy: dems should've nominated anyone named "Chad"
Dexter Fong: A brief Jeremiad
Ken: welcome to u.s. of a., a wholly owned subsidiary of u.s.plus
Merlyn LeRoy: US plus int'l oil
Ken: gop=god's oil party
Dexter Fong: Whoo! Let's get up oily and get oiled up
Ken: fasten your seat belts as we swerve to the right for at least 2 years. it's the court appointments that really have me scared. some of them could stay 20-30 years easy
Ken: we don't even need votes in the senate, just a giant rubberstamp
Merlyn LeRoy: I know, ken. could be pretty bad
Ken: and a giant rubber as some of us get screwed and trickled on
Merlyn LeRoy: but the pledge judge was appointed by nixon, so you never know
Ken: i hope nixon is still dead....
Dexter Fong: I am not a stiff
Ken: at my age, me either
Dexter Fong: Well having grown up in Viagara Falls, I'm down wid it
Ken: do we have to wait until thanksgiving for another episode of the npr follies?
Merlyn LeRoy: tricky ricardo
Ken: yeah, dex, i saw bobby dole smiling as libby was elected
Merlyn LeRoy: yes, from now to end of the year it's just thanksgiving, xmas, and new year's
Dexter Fong: ...and veteranarians day
Ken: and i fear they are all prerecorded, so no election jokes. i need to laugh about something political
Merlyn LeRoy: I don't think they've recorded those yet
Dexter Fong: A laugh depends on your sense of the ridiculous
Ken: good. some biting sarcasm would help my mental state
Merlyn LeRoy: I found a news item I sent to proc & bergman about a Chechen captain who beat his troops with a big black dildo
Ken: black IS beautiful :)
Dexter Fong: Hey I lost one like that, were the battereis included
Merlyn LeRoy: that's just TOO freudian
Ken: and i'm sure it was a BIG one too. we all know about them, don't we?
Dexter Fong: Chechnians?
Ken: freudian? one slip and you're never worried about constipation again
Merlyn LeRoy: "I couldn't find a lead pipe"
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:22 PM, dragging Uncle Ernie by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Ken: evenin', ernie
Dexter Fong: Hey Unca E
Uncle Ernie: I's back and I's beautiful! Well I's back!
Merlyn LeRoy: 'ello
Uncle Ernie: Well met all!
Dexter Fong goes afk for a refill
Ken: and happy 40th to the rolling stones also! npr has had a mini-series on about that on some show i listen to
Ken: i don't remember if i mentioned or not, but i got a postcard from cat from italy last week. anyone else hear from him lately?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:25 PM and late as usual, it's john imaloo, just back from Billville."
Ken: hey john
Merlyn LeRoy: not here
john imaloo: hello
Uncle Ernie: Hi JOhn?
Ken: big bad john
Ken: as performed by the jimmy dean sausages
Dexter Fong is back, refilled
john imaloo: jimmy dean is too quick
Ken: what's the drink of choice tonight, dex?
Dexter Fong: Hello John i
john imaloo: i am considering getting into the rope business
Dexter Fong: Same as always K, Vodka and Brita water
Merlyn LeRoy: hey dex (and everybody), should there be a menu entry for "I'm away"?
Dexter Fong: Huh?
john imaloo: do you think the repupeicans will hang themselves
Ken: does it really matter? if asked a question and i'm not here, i'll just refuse to answer until i return
Dexter Fong: John: Not till they do some serious damage
Merlyn LeRoy: like you just did, but it would show your name as (dexter fong) to show you aren't around right now
Merlyn LeRoy: but this would show other people you aren't active
Ken: john: they have no sense of guilt about what they will do. the corporate puppermasters just tell them the game plan, and give the money
Merlyn LeRoy: brb
Uncle Ernie: We deal with that and several other senerios in this evenings Issues & Alibis.
Dexter Fong: Brian: It's a nice feature....up to you how much work you want to put into this
john imaloo: have they not already done damage
john imaloo: and not just serious
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm bach
Ken: hell yes, they've already skewed the tax system more than it was, and plan to do it more
john imaloo: i believe they have succesfully infiltrated
Dexter Fong: Ken: They are the corp pupet masters
john imaloo: the democrats many years ago
Merlyn LeRoy: corpulent masters?
Uncle Ernie: You ain't seen nothing yet. Don't give up that time share on that granite cave just yet, keep those y2k rasions cold too!
Dexter Fong: Fat bastards?
Ken: i'm tempted to start voting 3rd (or 4th) party after this fiasco. i've voted dem all my life, 30 years of ballots
||||||||| Catherwood announces "It's 9:30 PM; let's see who falls in through our celebrity trap door!" -- he pulls a lever, and klokwkdog plummets onto the oriental shag rug.
Ken: hey klok
Dexter Fong: Klok! are you okay?
john imaloo: I have voted for thirty years too
Ken: and yes, the clock HAS gained some time.
john imaloo: never picked a winner
Uncle Ernie: I did too until slick Willie came along and push papa Smirks NAFTA bill through. I reralized I was the last liberal at the meetings!
Merlyn LeRoy: and boy is your arm tired
Ken: my very first vote was for mcgovern, which was absentee since i was in basic training for nixon's war
john imaloo: eldredge cleaver was my first
Dexter Fong: Ken: Voting for 3rd or more candidates almost always is pissing your vote away...however, voting for the Dem on a 3rd or 4th party line is good
john imaloo: nafta and gatt
klokwkdog: why, Ash? Did a portion of some nuke plant around here escape into the atmosphere? I missed the news tonight
john imaloo: clinton was a wonderful repubeican president
||||||||| Elayne waltzes in at 9:32 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: Evenin' all, is this your door knocker?
klokwkdog: hey, ER!
Ken: clinton is an extremely intelligent man. i just can't figure out why he let others pull his strings like he did
Dexter Fong: Klok: You plummeted...usually cause for injury
Uncle Ernie: Ah yep I'm all up for a real liberal party or moving to Amsterdam and open up a coffee shop!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Ken: nice knocker, elayne ;)
Elayne: Vy, sank you doctor!
Elayne: Sorry, just got through watching Gene Wilder (guesting on Will & Grace). That line was from Young Frankenstein, of course.
Uncle Ernie: Elayne you've grown a German accent, haven't you?
Ken: ernie: i have a friend in a'dam, he keeps telling me to pack it up and move in with him. attic growing room and all
Dexter Fong: Ernie: The New York State Liberal Party lost it's automatic place on the ballot (didn't get 50,000 votes)
Elayne: My fault, Dex, I went Green this year.
klokwkdog: ah, how the mighty have fallen...guest star on TV. Right up there with John Cleese...
Elayne: I take full responsibility.
Ken: elayne: penicillin will help that
Elayne: He wasn't bad, Klok - well, the material was subpar, but he pulled it off okay.
Uncle Ernie: Yes Dex my fellow Sheeple are totally blind, brain washed to the max. So how do you like the coup d'etat so far?
Dexter Fong: E: No need to feel guilty...those whores have had it coming for a long time
Ken: or you could do the colloidal silver like the libertarian guy in montana, turn blue permanently
Elayne: And I watched him say "strike that, reverse it" one more time, so I'm a happy camper.
klokwkdog: I tried to go green, but they didn't have much to choose from. I skipped Cool Moose, which wanted to abolish Lt. Gov. position if elected...Lt. Gov...
Elayne: Oh, but speaking of "mighty have fallen," I saw Terry Jones doing a rather interesting docutainment thing...
Elayne: He's trying to look an awful lot like Randy Newman lately.
klokwkdog: that's pretty scary thought, ER
Elayne: Klok, the local Green party's fairly active, Stu Aronowitz is a nice guy, so I figured what the hey.
Uncle Ernie: I'm just sad that the idea of America a real democracy not just a republic has never had a chance, beautiful thoughts there!
Elayne: Klok, it was a pretty scary docu.
Ken: randy didn't get where he is with looks. talent alone
klokwkdog: like Beck cranking out Nick Drake tunes or something
Ken: democracy is not a workable system. that's why our founding fathers wanted to guard against it
klokwkdog: Greens had one candidate, got my vote
Dexter Fong sings "It's not easy voting Green"
Uncle Ernie: The founding fathers were a bunch of rich kids who were looking out for themselves this talk od democracy was always meant to be smoke and mirrors.
Ken: i took my little republican postcard telling me how to vote with me, chose someone not on that list for every race.
klokwkdog: I was curious what a "straight party" ticket on the Green Party would have produced...
Elayne: You know, I got enough mirrors, but I can never find enough smoke.
Ken: yeah, ernie, when voting started here, only 3% of the population was eligible.
klokwkdog: oh, I voted for Republicans on town council, school board; you know, the ones without the swastika armbands...
john imaloo: what is a straight party ticket with the greens
john imaloo: not gay or not high
Elayne: Those are the Greens who aren't in the Marijuana Reform Party.
Ken: i had only one local race where there was no choice other than republican, i skipped that one. i should have written in my name
Dexter Fong: Both
Uncle Ernie: I have problems with the greens. Try as I might I've never been able to find out who's pulling the strings. They are a world wide party and I can only think of two others both from Germans. The Communists and Nazis.
Ken: prop 10 in nevada failed. i was ready to move there and spend the rest of my life stoned
klokwkdog: that's what I was curious about, john - if they only have one candidate running, what am i voting for on the rest?
john imaloo: i voted early in colorado
john imaloo: you cannot write in any one
||||||||| Uncle Ernie departs at 9:40 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Ken: colorado got screwed pretty good too. i suspect with computerized voting, there was massive fraud. but it can't be proved, i'm sure
klokwkdog: there has been talk of running local greens and attaching them at upper levels to dems, but supposedly, that capability in our elections was engineered out by Repubs & Dems long ago.
john imaloo: unless they have filled out the petition with enough qualified signitures
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Uncle Ernie close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:40 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Uncle Ernie: ^@#%$#*^%$&(^%(*&)(_&%)*&^_(*&+))*&^%)^+)_&+&%&(^%$*^)(& computers
klokwkdog: john - what the HECK are they worried about? Too many WRITE-INs? Or too much labor to list all the cartoon characters?
Ken: i did read one story about someone in florida who kept punching mcbride and bush (jeb) kept showing up. just a little glitch, i'm sure
Merlyn LeRoy: what happened, ernie?
Elayne: Isn't punching a candidate rather a violent way to express yourself?
klokwkdog: well, the real story has got to be the Dems failure to execute. I wonder what % of the population voted this year?
john imaloo: is bill gates a republican
Ken: florida would never try anything wrong in an election, would they?
Uncle Ernie: Read what Greg Palast has to say about Jebthro and the Florida vote in tonights mag. Eyeopening!
Ken: john: with his money, he'd be stupid NOT to be
klokwkdog: it's legal in most states, Elayne...like shooting used car dealers
john imaloo: florida is just the only state that gets caught
Ken: i like greg palast. he sure doesn't pull any punches
Ken: i think he and michael moore should run as a team next time
Merlyn LeRoy: I heard about 44% kwd
Uncle Ernie: The dems have been since 94 rethuglican wanna bes. Hey if your foing to vote Fascist go for the real thing!
john imaloo: the dems did not execute
klokwkdog: well, that's good. anyone who complained about FL in 2000, you first had to ask if they even voted; what crap about Greens diverting votes
Ken: too many dems were happy this time to just roll over and play dead.
Elayne: Who's Greg Palast? Is he shooting used car dealers again?
john imaloo: it was suicide
Ken: greg palast is american journalist who works in britain. no one here would publish him
Uncle Ernie: I wrote Michael moore the filthiest, nastiest, trashiest letter that it has ever been my pleasure to write and sent one top Darth Nader as well. I can hardly wait for their reply.
klokwkdog: Bill Gates is one of the 9 or 10 guys who run the world: he doesn't need to be Dem or R - they just do what he says...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers nobody into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:45 PM, then departs.
Ken: nobody's here
nobody: Hi, everybody
klokwkdog: which nobody is it this time?
john imaloo: i thought the tri-laterals and mason ran the world
||||||||| Uncle Ernie runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Uncle Ernie?! It's 9:46 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:46 PM, dragging Uncle Ernie by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
klokwkdog: like I said, John...
Elayne: Hey, I like Michael Moore. I just wish he'd give me some of his millions so he could plead poverty for real.
Ken: no, john, it's the cfr and the illuminati
john imaloo: with the bilderbergers running interfence
john imaloo: for satan himself
Ken: practice after school in the bohemian grove. bring your own human sacrifice
Uncle Ernie: I used to be a fan of Mikies, no more.
Ken: ernie: i'm not quite sure about him. he's got an agenda, but i don't know what it is
Elayne: Still want to see Bowling for Columbine, but I'll probably wait for the DVD.
Elayne: Oh, I think his agenda is altruistic enough, but it's very egocentric at the same time. You can't do what he does and NOT be egocentric.
Ken: i never even saw his first one, about g.m.
Elayne: Roger and Me.
Elayne: Followed up by Pets or Meat.
Ken: problem with politics these days is you have to have a huge ego
nobody: and a huge wallet
Uncle Ernie: Yes I liked Mike when he was poor but after the Darth Nader ploy we have lost an republic but gain and empire, oh joy!
klokwkdog: not really, Ken; you have to have a big pile of money
Dexter Fong: Ken: Pols have always had huge egos
Ken: or friends with wallets
Ken: the more you cut taxes for the rich, the more rich friends you have. it's a viscous cycle
Dexter Fong: Gearge Wallets
john imaloo: no the trick is to have friends in business
nobody: I don't worry about Dubya as much as the guys pulling his strings...
Elayne: I also like Nader, but he has all the personality of a wet noodle.
klokwkdog: oh, please, U.E. Dems had sold out in '92 when Clinton dragged them so far right that even Wm. Buckley was aghast
Uncle Ernie: Send lawyers, guns and money!
john imaloo: that know how to use your money
john imaloo: or stockholders
Dexter Fong: Worry about DUBYA TOO (oops)
Ken: i'm worried we have a dynasty in the making. after dubya, then jeb
Uncle Ernie: I'm hip Klock that when I left the party.
nobody: I love it every time Dubya says "NEWQUELER"!!!
john imaloo: jeb in 2008
Ken: by then, people will have forgotten about his addict daughter
john imaloo: neil later
klokwkdog: oh, it took them 8 years in the '20s to make the Depression, Dex - think of all the Good Things that came out of that!
Dexter Fong: Neil Young?
nobody: KNEEL LATER
Ken: yeah, we have his finger on the trigger and he can't even say the word right
Dexter Fong: I'm advocating class warfare
nobody: Texan pigfarmer
klokwkdog: dunno, Ken, she seems quite capable of upstaging herself time after time -- my worry is that she will off herself too early...
Dexter Fong: Seniors against the juniors
john imaloo: crass warfare
Ken: sophomores against the freshmen?
nobody: glass warfare
john imaloo: crass welfare
john imaloo: grass welfare
Uncle Ernie: Operation Save Papa Face followed by Operation Steal All the Oil may start WWIII.
klokwkdog: I'm with you Dex: Coolidge Bombs it is!
john imaloo: well fare well with grass
Dexter Fong: Cool KWD
nobody: Groucho had it right: Wars should only be fought my the leaders in a colesium, with socks filled with horse manure
Ken: we don't have much longer to worry about it, since the mayan calendar runs out in 2012.
Dexter Fong: Bomb them back into the age of enlightment
Ken: rococo is my choice.
Uncle Ernie: I've got this cyber bowl of road apple red. Take a toke John and pass it around.
john imaloo: what they haven't told you is the mayans
Dexter Fong: Ken: Did the Mayns invent Mayanaisse
john imaloo: simply turn the stone over
klokwkdog: so all those computers in Central America will have to be upgraded before then, Ken? Cool sales opportunity!
john imaloo: for another 2000 years
nobody: This would be a beautiful planet --- without any people on it!
Uncle Ernie: This is the stuff the kids were smoking the year they dissappeared their High School!
Dexter Fong: Beauty is in my eye...ouch
klokwkdog: yeah, like Lauren Hutton said about Switzerland
Elayne: Cyber ain't the same, I fear.
Ken: there are actually people who advocate elimination of all humans. of course, they aren't dead yet so i question their validity
Uncle Ernie: I came to that same conclusion about California when I lived there Nobody
john imaloo: did the rapture happen
nobody: The future ain't what it used to be...
Ken: i won't be raptured since i'm anti-xtian
Dexter Fong: John: Yes it did happen and my wife dove outta the car on to the highway
john imaloo: but the past will be better
nobody: I used to be a Cal meslef
klokwkdog: well, I'm more for letting the Consumer Society do itself in than letting some Jim Jones type have all the fun
john imaloo: ashcroft says so
Ken: john, no cursing in here, that's a BAD word
Uncle Ernie: Don't get me started on the Crisco Kid ...
klokwkdog: hey, how 'bout how they canned Pitt in the Dead of Night, eh?
Dexter Fong: Wazzat Kwd?
Ken: william pitt or brad pitt?
nobody: Peach Pitt
Uncle Ernie: Remember what Hitler did to the Brown Shirst I'm guessing Jan 2005?
klokwkdog: SEC head
john imaloo: pitt and pendulum
Ken: i just didn't like his looks, let alone his politics
Uncle Ernie: Pitt is just the first of many.
Dexter Fong: Melmacnacht
john imaloo: I have 2003 and korea in the pool
nobody: of the Goos Ol' Boys
Ken: first we had the teflon don, now we have the teflon president. nothing bad sticks to that bastard
klokwkdog: Yeah, I'm listening to Hitler's Pope on tape and the author first has to go through gobs of prewar German politks. Sheesh, what a lost opportunity for everyone. How many Good Men trying to point out what was going on...
Ken: pius xii? wasn't he a gem.....
||||||||| nobody departs at 9:59 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Uncle Ernie: Give me that old time religion.
klokwkdog: well, the book is really boring. I mean, the case is made, but not the sensational one in, say, The Deputy
Ken: with the far right taking over here, we will have "the inquisition: part 2"
klokwkdog: it's more a grinding, plodding refusal to acknowledge events that some kind of Darth Vader character
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Ken: "i'm your father"
klokwkdog: Ken, they cannot be vanquished until they are given more rope. Lots more rope. They just got a whole bunch.
Uncle Ernie: They're building the camps Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Smith from anytown USA!
Dexter Fong: Ken: I am your son?
klokwkdog: and we are all to-gether! oh, cook a-chook...
Ken: i have no progeny, you must be an orphan
klokwkdog: yonder stands an orphan at your door...
||||||||| Catherwood announces "It's 10:02 PM; let's see who falls in through our celebrity trap door!" -- he pulls a lever, and mrmuckle plummets onto the oriental shag rug.
Dexter Fong: K: I thought you were my illegitimate twin brother
john imaloo: who is building the camps
john imaloo: can i get a job
Dexter Fong: Mr. Mucklehoney
klokwkdog: private contractors, john, private contractors
Ken: that could be, dex. those wild oats have been sowed everywhere
Ken: hi muck
Uncle Ernie: The people who run the white box cars throughout northern Virginia. The Junta who else?
mrmuckle: Hi, Dx, K, E, Mer Unka
john imaloo: white boxcars?
john imaloo: that is a new one on me
Uncle Ernie: Look out for the PJ Proby wine display ...Mr. Mucklehoney over here follow the taps ...
john imaloo: do the black helicopters travel inside
klokwkdog: yeah, the ones that say "Final Solution, Inc." on the side, John
mrmuckle: The ones carrying the bodies?
Dexter Fong sings "She wore white boxcars and a black helicopter"
Uncle Ernie: No the enemies of the state, the ones that won't be going on trial are kept and questioned ...
john imaloo: with a pamana canal
Dexter Fong: KWD: thought it was Fine Olde Solution...a brand of whiskey
Uncle Ernie: Panama Red, now you're talking. Is red back in town?
mrmuckle: Quats! Quats!
klokwkdog: if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate...
john imaloo: yers and he stole my old lady
Dexter Fong: UE: There are no Reds here...only good, strong, brave red/white/blues
john imaloo: i thought she left with the rapture
Dexter Fong: KWD: =))
john imaloo: and are you shooting them
mrmuckle: that was the rupture
Dexter Fong: Yes John: First we shoot them, then we try them
Uncle Ernie: I'm part of the problem, to the Fuhrer that is!
Dexter Fong: The Fuhrer looks bright for everyone
klokwkdog: hey, we got one past Colin Powell's son at the FCC: low-power FM in Newport - http://www.radionewport.org/
Dexter Fong: Yacht races....nothing but Yacht races
klokwkdog: That's the OLN channel, Dex
||||||||| Ken2 enters at 10:08 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Dexter Fong comes hard about
john imaloo: If G W bush is the answer
klokwkdog: a profusion of Kens
john imaloo: hat is the question
Ken2: i couldn't log back in as Ken after isp dumped me
Dexter Fong: "And do ye ken yon bonnie twins
john imaloo: ken are you really in one place as two
klokwkdog: Kith and Ken...
Dexter Fong: "'tis the prince and some Charlie
Ken2: the first ken will be reaped soon
Merlyn LeRoy: oh, your IP address is probably different now, so it didn't like that
Dexter Fong: Sow what
Merlyn LeRoy: lemme check
john imaloo: the rapture will take ken 1
klokwkdog: what if he becomes...Zombie Ken? That'll scare Barbie, eh?
Dexter Fong: Check under my hood while your at it Brian
Ken2: i got message "connection refused" when i hit last "enter" as ken, then isp dumped me
Ken2: yeah, brian, i had to redial
Dexter Fong: K: You're not a joiner?
Merlyn LeRoy: yeah, different IP ken...maybe it should OK it if just the last .number is different..
klokwkdog: we all have to redial...
||||||||| Merlyn LeRoy aka 'The Reaper' has killed off Ken at 10:11 PM
Ken2: i dont' sundial though, could get skin cancer
klokwkdog: we all have to leave our message after the tone
Dexter Fong: Damn Brian, that's really cold
Ken2: can i just change "ken2" to "ken" in my url and not exit and re-enter?
Dexter Fong: At least five him a disease...a really big one
klokwkdog: shades of The Seventh Seal
mrmuckle: You can't trust anybody over 80
Ken2: how about the fifth walrus?
Dexter Fong: 80 mph?
john imaloo: over 80
||||||||| Catherwood leads Ken inside, makes a note of the time (10:13 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
klokwkdog: the fifth walrus is fear, Ken
Dexter Fong: The last of the Narwals?
Uncle Ernie: The empty eighties?
mrmuckle: or under 79
Ken: yep, that works, but now ken2 is the imposter
john imaloo: age, waistline or iq
||||||||| Merlyn LeRoy aka 'The Reaper' has killed off Ken2 at 10:13 PM
Merlyn LeRoy: he won't keep still...
Ken: a double header!
Ken: they killed kenny!
Dexter Fong: Reaper seems to have lost his imagination
Uncle Ernie: This reminds me very little of a time in the Estonian mountains ... I was but a mere pratt then. We used to go to sleep leaning up against a wind fall ...
Ken: i hear they have some nice brandy in estonia.....
Dexter Fong: I vas zere too
mrmuckle: "you've ruined my pillow. Those were my mother's feathers!!!
Uncle Ernie: Ya know I'll never forget that time that a snake slithered into my wife. It was but knee high to a married grasshopper. Never saw that woman again, she ran off with the snake. Never even got to thank him ... Yes indeed ...
Dexter Fong: Dunno if anybody saw this: A couple of tourists from New Mexico ended up in a NYC hospital...with the Bubonic Plague
Ken: my internet friend in hungary says the wine there is fantastic. i need to take a drinking tour of the world. but that means i miss the islamic countries :(
Ken: yeah, dex, heard that on the radio
klokwkdog: gee, I knew the food was bad in NYC, but had no idea
Dexter Fong: Ken: Don't forget the Hash
Ken: death. black death.
mrmuckle: DID SOMEBODY CALL ME?
john imaloo: ring around the rosie
Merlyn LeRoy: sit down, honey!
Ken: oh yeah, dex, forgot about that! one of my friends was in the air force and went to morocco, said it was great
Dexter Fong calls "Bring out your dead"
Uncle Ernie: They've have a hundred cases a year in New Mexico. Comes from sweeping deer mouse droppings and inhaling the dust. Yummy. You've got the plauge but isn't he a good sport ...
john imaloo: ashcroft ashcroft we all fall down
klokwkdog: that's Huntavirus, U. Ernie, not bubonic plague
Uncle Ernie: Are you chanting an evil spell John?
Dexter Fong: I ain't taking no fall for anybody...I'll turn states evidence
Ken: i for one have had 2 smallbox vaccinations. i will not get another one
klokwkdog: that's spread by the fleas of rats, I think, not mouse droppings
john imaloo: have you ever snorted deer mouse pellets
mrmuckle: ze plague comes from flea bites
klokwkdog: oops. Hantavirus
Uncle Ernie: It's out there on the Stinking Desert Indian Monument and cobalt testing range, methinks?
klokwkdog: we had a death from Hanta here in RI -- at Brown U, no less
Ken: i was wondering how you huntavirus--with a shotgun?
klokwkdog: ...and of course all the cases of Lyme and EEE you want
john imaloo: a pot salesman i knew had mice infest his goods
Dexter Fong: A teensy weensy little shotgun
Ken: saddam sent west nile to us, he's probably behind the plague too
john imaloo: he said the turds were hash pallets
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
john imaloo: still tasted like ammonia though
mrmuckle: That's like killing the crabs. Shave one side, set the other side on fire, the stab them with an icepick as they run out...
Ken: i've smoked some shit before, but only metaphorically
klokwkdog: I was wondering if you could make a tiny Railgun using one of those piezo hi-volt igniter cartridges from BBQ lighters...
Uncle Ernie: And Viaduck and not a chicken Ken
Dexter Fong: MM: Whiskey and sand easier
Dexter Fong: KWD: For shooting Rails?
klokwkdog: c'mon Ken, they were tourists from Mexico: NYC was just getting back at them
Ken: new york, new york, what a wonderful place :) :) :)
klokwkdog: no, a tiny ceramic dart smaller in diameter than a pin
Ken: shades of the bulgarian ricin umbrella
Dexter Fong: For shooting pinheads?
Dexter Fong: Ken? ricin?
Uncle Ernie: I see mickies hands are pointing at some numbers so Mr. Birdseed, Go to Press! Peace Y'all, love yourself love your neighbor and keep'em flying!
john imaloo: how many angels are pinheads
klokwkdog: no, just for fun, Dex
Dexter Fong: Blue skies and Green lights UE
Ken: ricin is very toxic, from castor beans. bulgarian used an umbrella to inject tiny pellet impregnated with it into someone the commies wanted murdered.
Uncle Ernie: http://issuesandalibis.org After midnight we gonna pitch a bitch!
Ken: nite, ernie
Dexter Fong: John: well theres Michael, and David...and..Santa Claus?
||||||||| "10:23 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Uncle Ernie, who then runs out through the French doors and down through the garden.
klokwkdog: oh, you having another one of those Saucer landings, DF?
klokwkdog: nite UE
Dexter Fong: No Klock, I'm using a mug
john imaloo: there ain't no sanity claus" chico marx
Ken: mug shots?
klokwkdog: I never took Cotillion - no saucers for mugs as a rule, or because they just don't fit?
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Bunnyboy', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:25 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Ken: hey bun
klokwkdog: hey, BB
Dexter Fong wonders if he just got called "boy" Marx
Dexter Fong: Hey Bun
john imaloo: hello bb
Ken: ash: better than KARL marx
Dexter Fong: KWD: Lack certain Feng Shui
Bunnyboy: Don't kick Karl!
Merlyn LeRoy: hey bb
Dexter Fong: Bb: He's already dead?
Ken: he's buried in london, i think
mrmuckle: yes, he is
klokwkdog: Oh, so it's a Properties thing? I wasn't sure if it was just mechanical or whether it was etiquite
mrmuckle: eddie kitt
Ken: eddie haskell is my favorite
mrmuckle: Eartha's brother
Dexter Fong: 3rd baseman for the old rochester Redwings
klokwkdog: ertha's bro?
Dexter Fong: I always liked Bertha Deblues
klokwkdog: as opposed to 4th baseman for the new Rochester redwings...
john imaloo: i must be going, good night gracie
mrmuckle: quick there, Klok!
Bunnyboy: Good news: MR MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL is now on DVD, and will have a 40th anniversary broadcast on NBC in December, it's first major network airing in decades.
klokwkdog: nite, JI
Dexter Fong: Night John
klokwkdog: the fifth baseman is fear, mr. muckle
Ken: oh joy, bun! i can't wait for that myopic bastard to grace my dvd player
Ken: later, john
Dexter Fong: Yes KWD was swift indeed =)
||||||||| Phil Austin enters at 10:29 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Phil Austin: evening, all
Ken: hi phil
mrmuckle: Hiyaz, Phil
Merlyn LeRoy: hello dere
Dexter Fong: Hi Phil
Bunnyboy: The Magoo DVD also has a bonus short, with Magoo and Gerald McBoing-Boing.
Phil Austin: let's see who's here ... hmmmm a motley mottled bunch
Bunnyboy: Gerald grew up to be quite the popular porn star...
Dexter Fong: Munch a Bunch of Motleys
Phil Austin: sorry to interrupt the magoo discussion
Merlyn LeRoy: that's mostly mrmuckle
Ken: phil, i was asking earlier if the npr stuff is already recorded or will we be regaled with some erection, er, election humor on the next one?
klokwkdog: I'm curious about the seminal importance of this holiday animation, BB. Is this something formerly shown only at film festivals or something? Is there some hidden message?
Bunnyboy: Nice to "see" you, Mr. President.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with doctec close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:31 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
doctec: hey phil
Dexter Fong: Hi Doc
Ken: i like the burl ives one myself, where he rides the norelco shaver
doctec: just got back from visiting friends across the street
Ken: hey tom
Bunnyboy: Yes, the denizens of alt.fanboy.magoo, gathered again.
doctec: hey gang
klokwkdog: gad, they're falling all over themselves to come here tonight
Phil Austin: ken: the next NPR will be thanksgiving and we're doing athe new version of my piece: Thanksgiving, or Pass the Indian Please. I['m rewriting like an idiot now
klokwkdog: fashionably late...
Dexter Fong: Ken my fave too
doctec: ooh, a new version of ptip ... yippeeeee
klokwkdog: You did a pretty good job the first time, Phil ;-)
Ken: hell, if you want to write like an idiot, just subcontract it to ari fleischer
doctec: how does one rewrite like an idiot
Phil Austin: Hi, tom and all and Bri of course and muck and dex and mr. shephard and ...
Bunnyboy: The brackets help.
klokwkdog: he's real busy now, Ken, best not to disturb - they are Preparing the War
doctec: is that anything like dancing about architecture?
Ken: i've never seen anyone lie with such a straight face as ari
Phil Austin: rewriting is the work of idiots. but I'm taking a couple of things out that seem, let's say, jejune. Say it.
doctec: i could use a little help with my brackets...
Dexter Fong: jejune
klokwkdog: not only do we get a Visitation, but a whole bunch of Straight Lines, too!
doctec: the shelving units are listing my faults
Ken: jejune (right after jemay)
Bunnyboy: Didja all hear that New Mexico declined to change archaic language in state law, prohibiting "idiots and insane persons" from voting.
Bunnyboy: The vicious cycle...
doctec: jay - june!
klokwkdog: Curtis JeJune? Isn't he dead now (finally)?
doctec: jai love
mrmuckle: jai lai
doctec: claire jejune
Ken: ja man
klokwkdog: Ran for fuhrer in '64, with Goldwhatever
doctec: by debuster
doctec: pronounced :debusteé
Ken: no, klok, that was william miller. lemay ran with george wallace in 68 i think
Dexter Fong: easy for you (collective) to say
Bunnyboy: Debustier is a big supporter.
doctec: Etymology: Latin jejunus empty of food, hungry, meager
Ken: lifts and separates
mrmuckle: good un BB
Dexter Fong: Jump in any time Phil =)
doctec: 1 : lacking nutritive value
Bunnyboy: or two, muck
Phil Austin: Who is john imaloo. I know the rest of you
doctec: 2 : devoid of significance or interest : DULL
klokwkdog: right you are, Ken
klokwkdog: uh-oh, I'm in for it now!
doctec: i love www.m-w.com ...
Ken: klok: i'm not always right, but i'm never wrong
mrmuckle: he's THE loo
Dexter Fong: What are we gonna do Leu?
doctec: ken was wrong once but it turned out he was mistaken
mrmuckle: second door on the right
Ken: alternate: i'm not always left, but i'm never right :)
Bunnyboy: The Stranger, local alternative rag, ran a lovely picture of Jeb and W. shaking hands, with the caption: "Can you believe we're getting away with this shit?"
doctec: man, this is almost the hub of tangential thought here...
Ken: lol, bun!
doctec: where's cat when we need him? in france of course...
Phil Austin: the hub of tangential thought is somewhere in France
klokwkdog: yes, all the strings in the Universe point here on Thur. night
Ken: doc: with a hub, you need an axle, therefore requiring pi to define it
doctec: got a lovely email from him this weekend, will post to a web page on my site straightaway... hangon ...
klokwkdog: well, of course, now it is...
Bunnyboy: doc: Why settle for the hub when you can have...the Whole WHEEL!
Bunnyboy: And that ain't cheese.
Ken: extract of wheel of cheeselog
klokwkdog: We already have the axle of Evil here...
Dexter Fong: ;afk for a teensy weensy bit
Phil Austin: the Axlrose of Evil
klokwkdog: you can see it just outside Baghdad - I think there is a tour bus now
Bunnyboy: Dex: Come back to books and physic!
Phil Austin: come back to books and psychics
Ken: frontline on pbs now is in basra
Bunnyboy: Gums 'n Noses
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| john imaloo - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bunnyboy: Hillbilly Holler
Phil Austin: come back to boobs and psychics
Merlyn LeRoy: well, now you'll never know 'em, phil
Phil Austin: come back john imaloo who no longer exists
Ken: is there someone here with a dead person named michael? i'm getting an "m" here
klokwkdog: So Pass the Indian, Please will be re-done yet again?
Bunnyboy: Oops, misquote. Physic. My bad.
doctec: ok, point your browser to: http://www.doctechnical.com/cat-france.html
Bunnyboy: He's only here when he's not. Q.E.D.
Ken: my grandmother used to call exlax a physic
doctec: the axel foley of evil
Bunnyboy: Oops, that's only two. Sorry syllogism...
klokwkdog: Listened to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee this summer and it sure makes that piece more poignant
Phil Austin: psi-chicks. babes.
Ken: tom: i got your home page
klokwkdog: yeah! I saw some of those at the Rhine Institute in Durham 30 years ago
doctec: oops, wrong url --- try http://www.doctechnical.com/cat_france.html
Phil Austin: it's inevitable to always want to say bury my knee at Wounded Heart
klokwkdog: flash your Zener Cards at them and they'd go out with you
doctec: my heart bleeds with 57 wounds...
klokwkdog: gad, it was depressing
Dexter Fong: ;back
Phil Austin: Heinz, your heart bleeds
mrmuckle: ain't it amazing how much history isn't in history books?
Bunnyboy: BAND OF BROTHERS is out on video. Great series.
doctec: That's HANS...
klokwkdog: like reading transcripts of the Milosavic trial or something
klokwkdog: glad 2
Phil Austin: Hans Heinz, the Catsup King?
Ken: klok: sure that wasn't zener diodes?
klokwkdog: that's Ketchup
doctec: cat & fumiyo are having a MUCH better time in France than they did in Italy
Bunnyboy: Now, all we have to do is hook up Slobodan with Winona's lawyer...
klokwkdog: no, the funny cards used to test psychics, Ken
Dexter Fong: Im playing catchup here
Phil Austin: Dogman: you pedant. You may be right, but both might be correct.
doctec: Catsup King? More like the Catsup Exchecquer
Bunnyboy: And make sure Michael Eisner is on the war crimes tribunal.
Ken: i prefer grey poupon myself
doctec: In the court of the Catsup King
Dexter Fong: Will eisnere
Phil Austin: evidently the catman in France is leading us into the hub of Tangential Thoughts
doctec: Fripp would be spewing vitriol over that one
klokwkdog: Rhine was seminal Psi researcher at Duke, Institute attracted lots of hippies in the '70s, was good place to pick up sticks, er, chicks
Bunnyboy: The House of Mouse is actually doing a good deed, in the near future: THE COMPLETE GOOFY.
Ken: fripp would just hit a lick that couldn't be repeated and call it a day, doc
doctec: Is that a hub or a loo?
doctec: loo of water
mrmuckle: KEN: you poupon yerself?
Ken: yeah, muck, but i wiped with the republican manifesto
Bunnyboy: Ken: It ain't art unless you can do it twice. ; )
klokwkdog: a switch, Doc. Always use a switch. Hubs repeat traffic on every port...
Phil Austin: there must be four conversations going on here at once, speaking tangentially
mrmuckle: good man, but how'd you LIFT it?
doctec: thanks klok, you just saved me a lot of packet sniffing...
Ken: tangents are wonderful :) much better than sines and cosines
Bunnyboy: PA: Only 4?
Dexter Fong: Phil, have some of my tangenterine
klokwkdog: no, they are all about the same thing, Phil; you're just not quite in tune yet ;-)
Ken: phil, we don't believe in threads here, someone might try making a tapestry
doctec: That's the beauty of this chat thing - it's like the old party lines but through a typewriter-style keyboard
doctec: Is that high C or vitamin D?
Phil Austin: fong, you bastard. tangentarines are out of season
klokwkdog: everyone talks at once, but most of it gets thrown away
Phil Austin: dogman: I refuse to believe you
Bunnyboy: Orange you glad?
doctec: how can I talk at once while you're typing?
klokwkdog: they chill them now Phil, ship 24/7 all year round
Dexter Fong: Phil you charlie, it's imported
Ken: F# major
klokwkdog: you have to be able to walk and chew gum, first, DT, then progress from there
Bunnyboy: Remember the War and Peace Conundrum? Here we are. Ook ook ook!
Phil Austin: a lot of this is how you read, how much of the other conversations you can actually follow
Dexter Fong realizes this will have to be reread
Ken: i need to go home to fla for some fresh orange juice at xmas :) my dad picks them in the backyard and squeezes every morning until the tree is bare
doctec: walk - chew gum - type - sheesh! i'm exhausted
klokwkdog: it's all explained on Mavis Beacon teaches Typing MCMXXIII, DT
Dexter Fong: Phil< what?
doctec: klok: LOLL
doctec: but wasn't that MCMXXVI?
Phil Austin: dex: It's interesting. half of this is reading. while I type I lose reading. when i'm reading i'm not typing
doctec: ...or will it be?
Bunnyboy: It's all Greek to me.
Ken: hey guys, stop with the roman stuff, spreak arabic
klokwkdog: What amazes me is that I can buy a half-gallon of non-concentrate orange juice in the supermarket for $2. The End of Civilization is definitely near.
Dexter Fong: Phil: and the refresh rate makes it even more fun
Phil Austin: tangentarine is in the next aisle, past the hub
Bunnyboy: That doesn't mean I'm unromanic.
doctec: Phil: what we find works best is to not try to think about it too much, just respons to the last thing you read and take it from there
klokwkdog: Phil, you need to set up the audio adapter so the chat speaks. And get the auto-assign to add different robot voices to each participant
Dexter Fong: Hubba Hubba Phil...those are some tangenterines
Ken: that non-concentrate stuff has a low iq. and it's contagious, so get the REAL stuff
Phil Austin: dex; right. the refresh rate is like some white noise factor added to the signal
Bunnyboy: If you can GET past the hub.
doctec: It helps to be able to type extremely fast. Elayne is the best at that
mrmuckle: no - take it over...there
Phil Austin: doc: I'm obviously interested in something else
klokwkdog: this way, I can put my finger next to my lines on the stylus pad and never lose my place in the conversation
Dexter Fong: Yeah, we all got what KWD says
mrmuckle: I have trouble getting past the PUB
Phil Austin: i'm not complaining, just observing
Ken: akuracy uver sped eny day!
Bunnyboy: Complaining, observing, all is one with The Hub.
Ken: the complaint department is next to the guillotine
Phil Austin: bunny: you got that right, dude
klokwkdog: Phil - they do that to reduce Quantizing error. The CD sound is only 16 bits, so on quiet passages, you'd otherwise hear the regular thread that underlies the chat.
doctec: Observing works best in the early stages of this insanity
mrmuckle: KEN !!!!
Dexter Fong: L. Ron...man....The Hub we used to call him
doctec: Priase the hub
Phil Austin: tangential to the guillotine. god, spelling is tough sometimes
Merlyn LeRoy: hey KWD, dave has the chat read out load
Merlyn LeRoy: oops, loud
doctec: is the hub any relation to the hoove?
Ken: praise the hoove
doctec: they were both heavily paranoid, but for different reasons
mrmuckle: only in a ball gown'
klokwkdog: there is no loud I cannot bear
doctec: i like to call it "speeling" ...
doctec: but that's just me
Phil Austin: the Hoove Hub. The Hub of Hoove. He was a cross-dresser, in a tangential sense
klokwkdog: be liek Shakespeare - invent words, spelling, whatever. Joyce your way out of it!
Ken: jesus was a cross dresser too :)
mrmuckle: AH! The Intangible Tangerine!
Phil Austin: I'm going somewhere and doing something, but I'll be back
doctec: a tangential cross-dresser... what a lovely concept... in stiletto heels and gingham
doctec: and apith helmet
Ken: thanks for the warning, phil ;)
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: Too bad we don't know some specialty tags for Dave's text-to-speech thang, like , or .
klokwkdog: somewhere and something, not Somewhere and Something? Must not be important, then
mrmuckle: he wore spats on his stiletto heels
Merlyn LeRoy: well, you can ask him sometime....
Ken: did those heels have fuses?
doctec: he spat on his stilettos?
Bunnyboy: He crossdressed, but it all fit together, however loosely-burnoosely.
klokwkdog: only way to really get them clean, DT
Dexter Fong: Doc: Sicilian custon
doctec: at-sa niiize.....
klokwkdog: I had one of those at the Greek Restaurant last week, Dex
Dexter Fong: Before you slice the salami
Ken: hey, all you techies: why does everyone want to get at my netbios name?
Bunnyboy: Oops! My fake tags disappeared. I put them in > < signs.
klokwkdog: So DT, is Cat posted? Whar?
doctec: i hate it when my fake tags disappear...
Merlyn LeRoy: that happens to me too, BB
doctec: klok: cat's email is at http://www.doctechnical.com/cat_france.html
Bunnyboy: The text to speech tweak examples were: LOUD, low and chipmunk.
klokwkdog: We call it Wynnona-ing now, DT
doctec: rider that wynona
Bunnyboy: I'll betcha the Hoove's tags never showed, either.
Ken: my new trackball has extra buttons: one copies, the other pastes. it's de-lovely
Bunnyboy: A place for everything, everything in my place.
doctec: nah, he snipped 'em fer sher
Dexter Fong: Senator: I've attached a rider to Winnona and I think she'll pass
Merlyn LeRoy: BB, if you look at the logfile and look at source, you can see your fake tags (because it's skipped as bad HTML)
doctec: is she a paperback rider?
Merlyn LeRoy: <loud>
Merlyn LeRoy: winona scissorhands
Dexter Fong: Doc: Haqrdback
Dexter Fong: or Hard
Bunnyboy: Hey, it didn't work for me
Bunnyboy: How'd you echo that, bri?
doctec: can't even use "<"
Dexter Fong: ;
doctec: oh wait
Merlyn LeRoy: You can do "<" for <
doctec: < fake >
doctec: there we go!
Dexter Fong: (slightly higher) hmmmm
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn LeRoy: yeah, just putting spaces in fixes it
Ken: need to get catherwood to set his watch
doctec: geex, it's eleventy o'clock? time for my bridge club
Merlyn LeRoy: (but don't ask me how I typed the example of how I typed it)
klokwkdog: gad, it's darn hard to drag the "Log" link to another window with the screen refreshing all the time
Bunnyboy: < real >
Dexter Fong: sya < hi >
Merlyn LeRoy: doc, can byron have crontab fix the clock from a known source?
Dexter Fong: Haven't you Lili finshed that Bridge yet Doc
doctec: yeah, ya need the spaces between the "\<" and the "\>"
klokwkdog: my siderial klok says 03:50, not 04:00! What is this 11PM crap??
Merlyn LeRoy: kwd, links automatically open a new window
doctec: lili is due back from canada tomorrow evening (yippeeee)
Merlyn LeRoy: just because of that
mrmuckle: the Reaper is gonna tag Phil!
Bunnyboy: I'm a tired puppy. Good reception, y'all.
Ken: damn! helluva loud boom outside here. wonder what blew up?
klokwkdog: will she be able to get back across the border now that the government has changed??
Merlyn LeRoy: kwd, the host clock is too fast
doctec: reap the beater!
klokwkdog: nite BB
Ken: nite, bun
Dexter Fong: Hey KWD, you got extra time...enjoy it
doctec: uh-oh... loud boom?
doctec: pick up the phone - is it playing a high-pitched sound?
klokwkdog: feed it to the Parishoners, Merlyn, feed it to the Parishoners
Dexter Fong: Night Bunny
Ken: yeah, tom, more like explosion than sonic boom
doctec: if it is, better kiss your ass goodbye
Ken: if i pick up the phone, all i hear is modem noise now
Bunnyboy: Oh, BTW, THE RING is a lovely, creepy flick.
Dexter Fong: Beat that reaper with a big black dildo...eight to the bar of course
doctec: bb: is that a rave or just one thumb up?
klokwkdog: no more modem noise here - I told the ISP to disconnect
mrmuckle: up WHAT?
doctec: big black dildos - only $15.95 and f & w woolworths
Bunnyboy: doc: No, two thumbs. It's fun!
Ken: no bars in chechnya. no alkehall allowed
doctec: at f & w ...
klokwkdog: then I told the phone company to disconnect (unemployment is Getting To Me ;-)
doctec: too much alky-hol ruins my typing ability
Dexter Fong: Ken: Wrong, we have bars around the citizenry...to keep them safe of course
doctec: oh ear klok
doctec: er, oh dear
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 11:05 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
klokwkdog: i never had any typing ability - Mavis Beacon sucked the rest away in the early '90s
doctec: bb: gone already?
Ken: so, how will you get an employment call?
doctec: via email?
klokwkdog: I just had voice modem screwed to my house Wed.
doctec: was it good for the house?
Ken: "voice modem screwed to my house". i'm picturing that as a porn film
klokwkdog: everything arrives via TV cable now. dunno, it was pouring rain - I decided I didn't want to watch
doctec: don't rain on my parade of mundane images...
klokwkdog: pizza will be here any minute now - you should see the connector they use
Ken: sic transit gloria mundi
doctec: the pizza connection?
doctec: sit gloria mundane
klokwkdog: the sushi one was disgusting enough
Ken: fax works better for pizza than regular modem
doctec: sic transit gloria mundane
klokwkdog: Yeah, I went to school with Gloria Mundi. She was always missing the bus.
mrmuckle: I thot she was sic on Tuesday
Dexter Fong: Dat's a facts
doctec: sheesh, way too much white wine consumed during visit w/friends across the street
klokwkdog: kept claiming she was sick, but it stopped working with the teacher
Dexter Fong: Friday's child is full of mace
Ken: sic semper adeste fidelis. didn't john wilkes booth shout that?
doctec: pinot grigio
Ken: dex: i thought it was allspice
doctec: three blind mace?
Ken: i had a wonderful merlot last saturday, my first. really liked it
Dexter Fong: Ken: ...and everything nice < wink >
klokwkdog: no, Ken, that was John Phillip Sousa
Dexter Fong: KWD: Loved the Mamas and the Papas
doctec: there are some very good merlots out there, it's kinda big and friuty but when done well it really complements a meal nicely
Ken: when i was a kid, an old guy at church showed me picture of him playing trumpet in sousa's band
Dexter Fong: MMuckle: Watch out for that display of P J Proby wine!~
klokwkdog: I had a good pinot gringo in Encinada once...
mrmuckle: eh? whatcha say?
Ken: this was only a $7 bottle, but it really surprised me at the quality
klokwkdog: every old guy at that time claimed to have played trumpet in Sousa's band...
Dexter Fong: Ken: John Phillips played trumpet in Sopusa's band
Dexter Fong: Sousa's
Dexter Fong: KWD: Straight up or on the rocks
Ken: sousa apparently took only a few musicians with him, all the first chair people, and recruited the rest locally.
klokwkdog: oh, those South Australian wines? Yeah, great stuff, made in huge quantities, like it's oil or something. Aged for months in casks with only a few body parts...
mrmuckle: If you'd like a GREAT chardonnay: Chateau St Jean/ Robt Young vinyard
doctec: i've been on the rocks for some time now (hic)
Dexter Fong sings "If you knew Sousa like I know Sousa....
klokwkdog: Oh, KAISER Sousa! I was confused.
Ken: muckle: is it expensive? if so, out of my league
mrmuckle: Not too bad at Costco
doctec: good one klok
Dexter Fong: Yahvohl herr KWD
doctec: he's just a usual suspect...
doctec: kaiser was just a role he played...
Dexter Fong: I suspected you were gonna say that =\)
Ken: no costco around here. hell, i have to drive 40 miles to find a sam's club (if i wanted to shopt there, which i don't)
Dexter Fong: ...and a seedy one at that
Dexter Fong: Sedition is only another name for patriotism
Ken: freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.....
doctec: freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose
doctec: ken wins that one
Dexter Fong: Gimme some of that ham samich Bobby
Ken: it's not a contest, we're all on the same team here
klokwkdog: (BTW, wine cask reference see Snowtown murders: http://www.goforitglobal.com/mass_murders_in_australia.htm)
mrmuckle: a sam hammich wid chapato tips
Dexter Fong: Go team!
Ken: there's no "eye" in team
doctec: which team are we on?
Dexter Fong: Sorry! Only cheeseboigee and cheeps
klokwkdog: and we're not afraid of it, either!
Dexter Fong: The "B" tea
doctec: no pepsi, coke (for $50,000 a kilo)
Ken: hey brian, when my page here isn't "loading", it's "untitled". is that easy to fix? with all these tabs in mozilla, if i go somewhere else, i can't find my way back without a trail of breadfruit
mrmuckle: cheeseboigee cheeseboigee cheeseboigee
Dexter Fong: Senor we'll give you lots of coke for some really good weaponry
mrmuckle: the CIA did that for years
doctec: did they stop?
klokwkdog: hmmm, if it's a new tab, it ends up empty and thus "untitled"
Dexter Fong: Columbian Investment Agency?
mrmuckle: not that I'm aware of
Ken: guy who ran the terrorist's personal flight school in fla had one of his jets impounded for smuggling coke. but his lawyers got it back for him
Dexter Fong: "Air rights" Ken
Ken: he ran a regular weekly run from cali to orlando, swore he didn't know they were packing coke in their bags
klokwkdog: all my tabs in Netscape 7 show the page title if it actually loaded. Also, it has full title that shows up in Windows' bubble help as you mouse over it. Mozilla is always at least 1 genration ahead of Netscape 7, so you are behind or Mozilla has more bugs that i thought
Ken: well, klok, i was asking the "other" brian, but this one isn't new, it's been here for over an hour now
klokwkdog: oh, you mean HIM.
Ken: i mean this chat page
Ken: should have said merlyn
Merlyn LeRoy: It should be titled the name of the room, ken - "The Waiting Room"
klokwkdog: yeah, mine blinks, but when it's not refreshing, it shows the chat icon and the title just fine
Ken: can't tell the brians without a scorecard.
doctec: him? who's him?
mrmuckle: Merl N.
klokwkdog: name three
doctec: merl 'n' lee roy
Ken: the very top says "the waiting room" but the tab within the browser says "untitled"
Dexter Fong: well there's me and you and....hmmmm
Merlyn LeRoy: hmm, mine don't...
klokwkdog: not in NS 7 tab, here
doctec: somehow it seem entirely appropriate that the waiting room is known as "untitled"
mrmuckle: you don't want to count the elevator boy?
Ken: i'm mozilla here 1.0
doctec: they're waiting for a title...
Dexter Fong: formerly the multipurpose gathering place
klokwkdog: yes, DT, we should contact Buckingham Palace immediately
doctec: ken: these days i'm on opera, it's pretty cool
Merlyn LeRoy: it might be taking it from the chatbar frame at the bottom, that's the only frame without a title
Ken: at least those damned peers don't throw people out any more
doctec: it still has problems with some things but basically it kicks ass
klokwkdog: but you know, it's kinda nice to have the House of Lords out of the picture!
Dexter Fong as the Elevator boy: Going.....hmmmm
Merlyn LeRoy: I might be able to fix it.
klokwkdog: Yeah, we've seen the last of "Connection reset by peer", eh?
Ken: it's not a biggie, just wondered
doctec: who is this "peer" and why is he resetting my connection?
Dexter Fong: KWD: The House of Lourdes?
klokwkdog: so that's what that grinding noise was, ken
Dexter Fong: Connection reset by peer
Phil Austin: back. haven't a clue what's going on. typical.
Ken: i've been light on the 30 weight lately
Dexter Fong: Arcxh typical
doctec: hey, don't feel bad Phil, neither do we!
klokwkdog: i thought we had not turned up the white noise posts enough to drown out the regular cadence of the conversational threads
Dexter Fong: or Arch
doctec: That's never stopped us though
Merlyn LeRoy: phil, I'm working on a "I'm away" menu entry, so it'll show people who are away
klokwkdog: we are UNSTOPPABLE
Ken: i prefer pink noise, matches my decor here
Dexter Fong: Merl: Cat's away
doctec: goes with the drapes?
Phil Austin: too many smart people in one place is just asking for trouble
klokwkdog: the whole on line list would be lit up, then, Merlyn
Ken: are the mice playing?
doctec: Cat's VERY far away at the moment
Dexter Fong: Merl: Mice will play
doctec: another continent altogether
klokwkdog: well, he's never very close...
doctec: We'll take that as a compliment Phil :)
Dexter Fong: Merl: Over-under line is 36
Merlyn LeRoy: well, not EVERYONE who's away
Ken: tom: the ex has been gone almsot 4 yrs and i still haven't changed anything here
klokwkdog: stuck up there in Van all the time, helping the rest of the residents suck more electricity than a city 10 times their size
doctec: Too many smart people spoil the thesis...
Dexter Fong: It's a shrine
Ken: i've still got butterflies (for god's sake!) on the wall
Phil Austin: doc: meant as one
Merlyn LeRoy: phil, have you seen "The Haunted Space Station" flash movie yet?
klokwkdog: i think that's "...spoil the calculus", isn't it, DT?
Ken: when i move, the butterflies will stay.
Dexter Fong: KWD: hmmmm electrical envy?
doctec: klok: yes, calculus (unless you're a liberal arts major)
Phil Austin: King Merlyn: no, I havent'. the Bombshell and I just got back here in h-wood after two days driving from der north
klokwkdog: not really DT: in Rhode Island, "deregulated" electricity is 12.5¢/KWH and climbing. Too expensive to run grow lamps...
doctec: So I heard that Hollywood lost in its bid to secede from El Lay...
doctec: Is there much in the way of wailing and gnashing of teeth over that?
klokwkdog: don't call me names so late at night, DT ;-)
Ken: ken lay owns hollywood now?
Phil Austin: doc: yes, indeed. if the secession does not fit, you must commit.
Ken: conservative art majors drape sculptures
klokwkdog: DT: more likely, they'll make a feature motion pixture of it, like Short Cuts or something
doctec: oh well...
doctec: Shorter Cuts
doctec: A la MTV
Dexter Fong: Liberal art majors sculp draperies
Ken: cold cuts are better
Phil Austin: King: I'm seeing a line at the bottom of my screen that seems to be from muckle asking about "the indian question" I can't get to it.
mrmuckle: paper cuts are MY favorite
klokwkdog: You know, use it as a frame for vinegarettes, like the Med Fly spraying in Short Cuts
doctec: Ah, to respond to a "private" msg you have to find muckle in the drop down next to the text editor...
doctec: Select him and then type something and hit enter
Merlyn LeRoy: phil, can you click on the "Msgs" link
Dexter Fong: MM: Do you have a question about indians you'd like all the class to hear?
klokwkdog: none of us can get to it Phil...the Pakistan thing is bad, too
doctec: it will go to hom (though you won't see what you sent him in that little area at the bottom)
Ken: whispering again? the nuns will whack you with a ruler
mrmuckle: I said: PHIL: would you be interested in a CD-ROM called "The Indian Question"? Has lots of stories/myths/etc and all the "treaties" and histories and gobs of info...
Dexter Fong: Hom+ Ohm
doctec: then to go back to talking to the group, change the drop down back to "send to all"
Dexter Fong: Ken: ..with a big black dildo
doctec: it's confusing, but it actually works
mrmuckle: Ohm honer
klokwkdog: I thought they only spoke Hopi...
Ken: georg ohm, my hero. no resistance from the public either
||||||||| Catherwood ushers john imaloo into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:32 PM, then departs.
klokwkdog: resistance is useless if it's less than an ohm
Dexter Fong: Hi! I'm Bob Hopi and I just flew in from Iraq
doctec: ah, the john return
Ken: ah, wonderful! a 20 minute aids test. "let's go to bed". "ok, but give me some blood and wait 20 minutes first"
Phil Austin: muck: got you. And Bri, thanks. I see that it's private, but for some screen-sizing problem I haven't figured out between this Mac and netscape, I find it hard to see both things at once. I'll get to it, though.
klokwkdog: ji returns. Welcome!
doctec: dex: lol
john imaloo: hello
klokwkdog: how can you see both things at once?
doctec: how can you see two things at once ... (fill in the blank)
Ken: john returns
Dexter Fong: Thanks Bing
mrmuckle: I have same prob here. Can just see tops of letters
klokwkdog: always pushing product, I see...
||||||||| At 11:34 PM, Phil Austin vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Phil Austin', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 11:34 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dexter Fong: Bing Cherries...for sale now
Ken: wb, nancy
doctec: i hate it when they vanish mysteriously...
john imaloo: did i chase him away
doctec: can't they vanish obviously?
klokwkdog: wow, neat Cheshire Cat imitation, Phil!
Phil Austin: I vanished mysteriously when I sent a private message to muckle.
john imaloo: i tell ya its the rapture
Merlyn LeRoy: What you need to do is pull down "Configure" and increase the BAR value to make the Msgs frame larger than the default of 40
doctec: rap sher!
mrmuckle: but how/where do I "see" it?
Merlyn LeRoy: Phil, I think you pressed the "Exit" button by mistake
Ken: rap is a deadly occupation these days
Phil Austin: its a rupture. i'll read the log later, Bri, and follow your instructions
Merlyn LeRoy: OK; the faq (the "?" link) explains it, too
mrmuckle: me 3
john imaloo: do we all have exit buttons
klokwkdog: belly up to the BAR value, eh?
Merlyn LeRoy: and "whip inflation now" buttons
Phil Austin: by the way, I've got oona sitting next to me. she's accepting compliments
Ken: i have an exit zipper
klokwkdog: a real John Browning celebration tonight
Ken: hi, oona, you beautiful thing!
Dexter Fong: My compliments to the cheif...er chef..er hmmmmm
mrmuckle: Hi, Oona! Nice paintings!!!!!
doctec: wow ... hay oona, it's great to see you (in a figurative sense)
klokwkdog: consider compliment to have been sent!
Merlyn LeRoy: the only "oonas" I've ever heard of are married to comedians, you & chaplin
Ken: compliments: 3/$1 today only
klokwkdog: yeah, Merlyn, where's our personal icons for the "on line" list?
doctec: so how exactly does one get milk to look good on film?
john imaloo: hello oona
doctec: i.e. what do you use in it's place?
Phil Austin: Oona worked today on a commercial with a wardrobe stylist whose name is Yoona
john imaloo: isn't alley oop dating an oona
Ken: put chocolate in it
klokwkdog: like Charles Ives buying kisses for WWI charities...
Merlyn LeRoy: no can do, KWD, the refresh is murder on even tiny icons; they keep getting re-re-re-loaded by the refresh
doctec: oona and yoona - did this cause confusion?
Phil Austin: elmers glue, she says in response to the milk questions. And she knows where it comes from
klokwkdog: wow, is there some trend going on in LA that the right coast will find out about later?
doctec: joona - mmmona - spoona
Dexter Fong: High Noona, it's me Yoona...and Oona too
Ken: boil them horses!
Merlyn LeRoy: maybe they were from the south - Y'oona, y'all
doctec: ah, thanks for that bit of inside info.
klokwkdog: like Japanese, every noun/name will have to end in a vowel?
Dexter Fong: Phil: From the Fudd?
klokwkdog: let me guess, they were working on stuff for Yoko?
Phil Austin: dex: I've forgotten what we're talking about. fudd? Fudz?
doctec: i am holding in my hands a copy of roller maidens
doctec: (one of 3000 pressed?)
Dexter Fong: Coco Channell
Phil Austin: O. says she used to have an assistant called Yoko
Dexter Fong: Phil: where Elmer's comes from
Ken: i hope she didn't sing
mrmuckle: Yoko Oona?
doctec: isn't that oona in the pic at the bottom left, standing to the left of the other three gals?
Merlyn LeRoy: i got roller maidens too, but I haven't heard it
klokwkdog: wow. it's beginning to sound like a Boredoms music video session
Phil Austin: the great gluecow. Martha Gluitt owns it
klokwkdog: well, she's stuck to it now...
Dexter Fong: Boredoms< Elmer used to work there I think
Phil Austin: we're not sure, because we don't have the picture in front of us. Hmmm. what if the chat could take pictures. what confusion then might reign
mrmuckle: yeah. talk about sticky fingers
Ken: well, gents, (and lady oona), the sandman calls my name. see you next time. g'nite
doctec: don't rain on my confusion
klokwkdog: right, 20 people sitting at keyboards in their underwear
Dexter Fong: HI I'm triffany, wanna see my webcam pics?
klokwkdog: nite Ken
Merlyn LeRoy: night ken, keep your clean air system clean
mrmuckle: gunnite, Ken
Dexter Fong: Night Ken
Phil Austin: ken: the bombshell waves goodnight
doctec: nite ken
||||||||| "Hey Ken!" ... Ken turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:42 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: Hah! Jokes on him...only 11:31
Phil Austin: doc: what's the lily news?
mrmuckle: he needs a new Timex
Dexter Fong: The Calla lilies are in bloom again
doctec: Lili is driving back from Canada tomorrow, she's been tending to her daughter who broke her ankle almost two months ago...
Phil Austin: dex: didn't Katherine Hubburn say that in a movie?
Dexter Fong whispers, You're line Spencaah
mrmuckle: isn't the Lily News an Amsterdam paper?
doctec: lili is still unemployed at the moment, which has given her the schedule flexibility to spend a good deal of time up in Hamilton these past 6-7 weeks or so
Dexter Fong: Katherine Fuddburn I think Phil
Phil Austin: lili got the spelling. bad ankle story. safe drive necessary
doctec: (It's about a 10-hr drive from CT)
klokwkdog: organizing the Resistance in exile, DT?
doctec: anyway, her daughter's ankle has pretty much healed and so no more trips are planned after this last one
Dexter Fong loves those Hamilton Tiger Cats
Phil Austin: john imaloo. I must ask. who are you? (you may lie, if necessary)
Dexter Fong: Lying is requeired
klokwkdog: OK, here's mine, for limited time onli : http://members.cox.net/~bconverse/webcamPic.jpg
doctec: Hmm, reminds me of EOBE: "I never lie ... hah, just lyin'..."
doctec: I never lie while on the internet - I always sit up straight
doctec: (very hard to type while you're on your back)
klokwkdog: is EOBE like ETOPs?
Dexter Fong: Better shtrait up then on the rocks
mrmuckle: Phil: I think John embarrasses easily...
Phil Austin: klok: whatws an etop?
doctec: yeah klok - what's etop?
Dexter Fong: Yeah Klok!
doctec: (eobe = eat or be eaten)
klokwkdog: Extended-range Twin-Engine operations. As in, you don't have a Concorde with 4 engines and one fails...how far can you go?
Dexter Fong: Not far don't have one
klokwkdog: BFD for airlines, if they can convince FAA to let 2-engine jets do the Pacific thing, etc.
doctec: (grreat album, but mastered too soft! ... except for when bergman falls off the disc - always have to reach for the volume knob when that happens)
Phil Austin: klok: do you fly? in the flying biz? what is the source of this odd info?
klokwkdog: ah, now I get it, thanks DT
Dexter Fong =))))
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| john imaloo - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctec: klok, like most of us here, has a vast storehouse of useless info
klokwkdog: Oh, I used to be a passenger in the cattle cars in the sky, but no more
Merlyn LeRoy: I write software for the FAA
klokwkdog: yeah, Phil, rattle around this planet long enough with the Power on and you collect all sorts of barnacles of the mind
Dexter Fong sings "The great Cattle Car n the Sky
klokwkdog: yeah, for their vacuum tube computers, Merlyn?
Dexter Fong: Russian Vacuum tubes
doctec: i suspect phil has some experience with collecting interesting tidbits of seemingly unrelated info...
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 11:51 PM, dragging Rotonoto by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
klokwkdog: I have a complete set of YS-11 manuals, and a complete in-flight projection TV unit
Merlyn LeRoy: they actually still have some; there's one in the testbed
doctec: hey roto!
Rotonoto: hi all
Phil Austin: doc: you know, I had nothing to do with the EOBE album. I was directing EOBE the video at the time and it's the only audio project I left with proctor and bergman to do on their own, as far as production. So much of the material became the soundtrack for
Dexter Fong: Hey Roto you some late guy
doctec: good to c u
klokwkdog: DT - really? I never would have guessed ;-))))
Merlyn LeRoy: I think it's from about 1963; a univac 8500
Rotonoto: some atomic guy, heh?
doctec: oh, so the video preceded the album? didn't know that! thanks, you just saved me a lot of investigative work
Dexter Fong: Some atmospheric guy Roto
Phil Austin: thanks for the flying info
klokwkdog: yeah, I used to work for Sperry -- neat stuff, but the FAA project (under any vendor) was a real nightmare. The gov't always gold-plates specs 10 times over, then fiddles incessantly during implementation. No wonder flight controllers go insane.
Rotonoto: hi Phil- good to see you on here guy
doctec: i've noticed that a number of early all-digital albums are mastered way too low - rickie lee jones' "pirates" suffers from the same problem
doctec: (and that one was produced by walter becker!)
Merlyn LeRoy: yeah; I work for lockheed martin, so they really are the ones interfacing with the FAA
klokwkdog: well, when she belts "We belong to-gether", you need all the range you can get!
doctec: i think at the time there was the fear that if you fill all the bits, distortion would occur
Phil Austin: actually, the tracks for the album were recorded before the video. They became the basis for the video script, in a lot of instances. We recorded the pieces for a nother project, a game interactive cd-rom that never took flight. Phil and peter invented
doctec: now you get a commercial CD and they push it to the max from start to finish
Phil Austin: hi, roto
doctec: ah yes, the philips interactive thing...
klokwkdog: Pyst was a good spoof, though
klokwkdog: what about DVD audio virgins of things?
doctec: fred showed me a glossy folder with you proc berg & a bunch of philips tech people on the cover, and a writeup on the project inside
Rotonoto: Roto's life changed wonderfully on an evening in ~1972, when a friend brought by a copy of Electrician
doctec: i have the eobe cd but i have yet to figure out how to extract the cd+graphics stuff from it
Phil Austin: the "story" on the album. I wrote with them on the separate pieces that make up the album. I post-produced the video at the same time they produced the album
doctec: one of these days...
Phil Austin: doc: ahhh .... fred
klokwkdog: POW! Straight to the moon
doctec: you have to understand, until 1995 or so i was just a disenfranchised fan from the northeast, largely unaware of much firesign radio & obsure print material
Dexter Fong: Ralph?
Dexter Fong: Norton!!
klokwkdog: that obsure stuff is hard to get
doctec: elayne & fred turned me on to a lot of the archival & obscure stuff i'd missed first time around - it really helped fill in the gaps
Dexter Fong: NNE
klokwkdog: gee, I kind of liked the gaps
Dexter Fong: That was the Gumps klok
klokwkdog: a kind of John Cage moment...
doctec: getting to hear the full 12 album dear friends set was a true revelation
Phil Austin: I agree. Fred and Elayne have really done huge amounts of helpful stuff
mrmuckle: better than the yaws
Dexter Fong: Much better MM
klokwkdog: of course, getting sued by Cage's publisher might not be fun
Phil Austin: The Gaps, The Gumps and The Yaws. Three families in a Sodden town, their stories ...
doctec: let me tell you, when I was dealing with the massive CT/NY commute to & from work during that period, those shows really helped make it bearable
||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly..
Dexter Fong: ...and how they married
Merlyn LeRoy: by the way, anyone know what happened with benway's?
klokwkdog: Sodden Town? Is that like Gomorrah Junction?
Phil Austin: doc: there was hamburger all over the hiway, wasn't there?
doctec: benway's what? benway (cristofer morley) is manning proc's planet proctor site
klokwkdog: I drive through Mystic a lot and can never find the place...
Merlyn LeRoy: yes, but house of firesign is gone
Dexter Fong: You should consult a mystic Klok
doctec: hamburger was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to that commute - i saw it all
doctec: it was not pretty
klokwkdog: But I did go into the information centre in Mystic and ask them if there was a good pizza place in town
Dexter Fong: Geddouddahere
doctec: quite mysterious and you get pulled into it
doctec: (i think i lost a line there, let me try again)
Dexter Fong: Into the pizza...Mystic?
Phil Austin: Hamburger Iceberg. sounds like a job for oooona
klokwkdog: In Winston-Salem, I-40 runs on huge concrete stilts through the middle of town, and there is a terrible bend in the highway around a steak house that resisted to the bitter end.
doctec: but when you come into the vicinity of manhattan island, there's an energy that infuses you
doctec: quite mysterious and you get pulled into it
klokwkdog: In 1960, right after that stretch was finished, the steak house burned down.
Dexter Fong: The famous Hamburg Iceberg...perfect for lateral climbing
doctec: could i get a little more iceberg on this hamburger?
Rotonoto: psychic balck hole in lower Manhattan?
klokwkdog: I lived right under that section, and one day a semi flipped over trying to make the curve at 70 mph and sent dozens of cattle to the ground
Dexter Fong: that's me Doc < he said modestly >
Phil Austin: O and I were just talking, doc, about that insane view of Manhattan that greets you, like a huge chandalier on the ground, spelling optional
Rotonoto: where is the event horizon, doc?
klokwkdog: the ones that survived were in a very bad humor
Phil Austin: klok: what was the name of the steakhouse?
doctec: spelling is always optional in this chat! :)
klokwkdog: I don't know; I got there in '73 - it was gone; the Hawthorne Curve remains
Dexter Fong: Terrible Bend's Bitter End Steak House
Dexter Fong: Where You'll meet your Meat
mrmuckle: Ground Rump Special
klokwkdog: Any view of Manhattan from afar is insane, but it is almost relaxing after coming on it after traversing upstate NJ...
doctec: yeah - and while some say the skyline will never be the same after 9-11 (and it *is* spooky to fly over it and see the holes there), there are others who say it's actually better without them especially if you live in the area!).
Dexter Fong: I live in the area...I've not said that as of yet
Dexter Fong: ...but I'm thinking about it
doctec: nothing like unmatched parentheses to confuse readers - that and the optionall spelling
Rotonoto: you're officially a prisoner of the black hole, then...
klokwkdog: After riding in on the train, DT, I gained great sympathy for anyone who must do that commute, much less drive. Imagine Charles Ives chugging in on a steam train -- they probably thought it was all terribly civilized
doctec: dex: you're thinking of saying it or are you saying you're thinking of it?
Dexter Fong: ,turn around>>
Phil Austin: just below the Hub of Tangential thought is the black hole. Reebus has risen, by the way
Dexter Fong: The Black Hole..I thought it was the Gree Arrow
doctec: yeah, you listen to charles ives and the feel of those old steam engines is palpable
Dexter Fong: Ghee Arrow
doctec: check out the "robert browning overture" sometime and you'll see what i mean
Rotonoto: polyunsaturated ghee?
Dexter Fong: You listen to a steam engine and you can't hear charles ives
Phil Austin: I know this is off the point, but does anyone remember the Green Lantern?
klokwkdog: Oh yes, Phil, DT, Lili, Ken and I met at the Mystic Seaquarium, about 3 years ago. Seemed like an appropriate place...
Rotonoto: browning robert in polyunsaturated ghee?
klokwkdog: the tavern or the comic or the radio show?
Dexter Fong: Sure Phil
Merlyn LeRoy: couldn't stand yellow
doctec: i am embarrassed to say that it took 20 years for me to get the "caneebus"reference ... boy is my face red
Dexter Fong: Question is which GA..golden age...silver age...alternate universe...??
Rotonoto: live or die, I'll make a million...
doctec: yes, green lantern - famous comic book superhero, soon to be a major motion picture
Rotonoto: if'n the feds don't catch me first
Dexter Fong: Roto: And you promised it all to me when we married
Phil Austin: dex: golden only. the newer stuff is inferior. the original was odd, to say the least
Merlyn LeRoy: oddly enough, I think green lantern is black now
klokwkdog: again? can't they let anyone rest in peace?
mrmuckle: rest in peas?
Phil Austin: The Green Hole. Reebus has risen from the Green Hole. He has had breakfast. There is a babe on his arm. Her name is something with a lot of O's in it ...
doctec: in the vally of the jolly green lantern?
Rotonoto: rest'n peas
Dexter Fong: Phil: That long period say early thirties to early forties when avery body was coming up with strange superheroes
doctec: ah, that reebus - he's such a lucky guy
Phil Austin: Reebus has new stunt planned
doctec: oh really? do tell ...
Dexter Fong: Doc: me'n Reebus met at the rebar yesterday for a rematch...I won
doctec: dex: you sure that was the same reebus?
klokwkdog: didn't Jim Varney play Reebus?
mrmuckle: One superhero that didn't make it was Flatulent Farnum
doctec: wrong era, klok
Rotonoto: many a false rebus will come in my name
Dexter Fong: well if it wasn't Doc, it sure looked like him
Phil Austin: I suppose everyone knows the story of the time Evil Kneivel was in jail with a guy named Offle Knofle?
Rotonoto: actually, no...
klokwkdog: we wait with bated breathe
doctec: yes, i seem to recall that (through the mists of brain cells that miraculously escaped damage)
Dexter Fong: Phil: wasn't Offle the guy with the arfle accent
Rotonoto: you been eating sushi again?
Phil Austin: I've forgotten what the stunt is. He told me, but I've forgotten
klokwkdog: Is it like the time that Jerry Jeff Walker was in jail with Mr. Bojangles?
mrmuckle: "I've forgotten things I thot I never knew"!
Dexter Fong sing ",,and they danced for me..."
Phil Austin: I hate Mr. Bojangles. He drove his fucking chevy to the levy and should die along with cat stevens
Dexter Fong: ...way up high...Iwas way up high...
mrmuckle: hear hear
klokwkdog: yeah, in the drunk tank -- that's it: on the Demon in Disguise album
Phil Austin: fong: I may have to phone my friend Jim Fang to take care of you
Dexter Fong: No Phil: that was Don Ameche
mrmuckle: Donna WHO?
Rotonoto: Don Ameche? Who invented the telegraph?
klokwkdog: John Reed - buried in the Kremlin
Dexter Fong: Riding today in the new La Donna Mobile, it's Reebus Kneebus
doctec: One incident earned a young Knievel an overnight stay in the city jail and, coincidentally, his showman’s moniker. Knievel’s cellmate was another local named Knoffle. Police officer Maurice Mulcahy– Zakk Mulcahy’s grandfather–passed the cell on a routine security check and remarked, "Well, goddamn! We got Evil Knievel and Awful Knoffle here tonight."
Dexter Fong: Double Reed..buried in the woodwinds
Phil Austin: He drove in a convertible out of the Green Hole, saw the diminished skyline of Manhattan and called a press conferrence
klokwkdog: ah, the glories of Google - the end of Trivial Pursuit as we know it
Rotonoto: the media came in droves...
Dexter Fong: ..."How do my trousers look? Is the crease nice and sharp?"
Phil Austin: There's an awful knoffle here tonight, remarked Policeman Kraut, surveying the press gathered
klokwkdog: well, it couldn't very well be a flock of media, Roto
mrmuckle: a 1934 Drove
klokwkdog: with running boards, headers and supercharger -- take that, Cord!
Dexter Fong: The gathering pressed in, unaware of the presence of the Green Whole
Rotonoto: er- is it a *gaggle* of media?
Rotonoto: national security, ya know...
mrmuckle: No makeup. Truth only
klokwkdog: those in the business have another name for it, Roto...
Dexter Fong: ..it's called buyer awareness
klokwkdog: (sings): "Way out here, we have a name..."
Rotonoto: let the buyer be... where?
doctec: it's so appropriate that the policeman,s name was "kraut"
||||||||| mariah enters at 12:20 AM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
mrmuckle: I thot media came in "shitloads"
doctec: new character enter...
doctec: hello mariah...
Dexter Fong: Over Here Roto! Like tiny cherry blossoms floating on a Rose Parade float
Phil Austin: speaking of flocks of media. last nite on the country music awards on tv, there was a band called Rascal Piss, or something, and the lead singer has hair just like the guy from Flock Of Seagulls in the eighties. Just a thought.
Rotonoto: can mariah carry a tune?
mariah: yes, character is "conundrum"
mariah: (it's just klok)
Rotonoto: yes, yes...
doctec: tell our studio audience and all the folks at home who you are and what you do for a living...
mrmuckle: I drank one of those once. Tasted like Pasadena
Dexter Fong sings "every thing old is new again..."
doctec: re bad '8os hair: what goes around comes around...
doctec: ...and really, what does the country music of today have to do with the real thing?
Phil Austin: at oysterfest this year, the Babe and I saw at least fifty mullets
Dexter Fong: like ducks circling a sheltered cove
Rotonoto: man sentenced by irate judge to wear leisure suits and 80s haircut for a week...
klokwkdog: VH1, scraping the bottom of the barrel, had a special on "whatever happened to", and I got to see the Flock guy. Hadn't had that experience before...and didn't need to have it, either, I decided
doctec: oh no - not the mullet!!!!!! (makes sign of cross with fingers)
Dexter Fong: Leisure suits cause cancer! Read about now!
Phil Austin: mullets circling a sheltered cove. Marbled Mullets, endangered species in the Northwest. Muckle and bunnyboy will know whereof I speak
doctec: leisure suits constrict blood flow to the brain thats fer sher
klokwkdog: gee, mariah was harder to kill off than i thought
Rotonoto: Rotonoto say: leisure suits very flammable, too
doctec: oh this is mullett the living creature not the dreaded bad hair style
Phil Austin: mariah constricts my bloodflow, though
klokwkdog: Roto - at least they're good for something
doctec: never mind... :)
mrmuckle: just jump in anytime, Mariah!!!
Dexter Fong: Oh Roto: Also very flammous. Many inportant business men wear them
doctec: they called the klok mariah....
doctec: mariah is klok, no?
Rotonoto: which cove we about to be riding in, boss/
klokwkdog: sorry, i closed the window and can't get rid of her...Merlyn?
Phil Austin: mullets are not alive, they just look alive. They are creatures of the imagination s of the white human who lives beneath them. Grammer optional. and spelling.
doctec: that's the funny thing about this chat thing, i can connect twice
klokwkdog: tell you one thing - mariah won't say much more ;-)
Dexter Fong: We not take cove...we gather in covy...ha! fool the Hub]
||||||||| doctec's evel twin waltzes in at 12:25 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
doctec's evel twin: and you see - here i am again (bwaaaaa-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!)
doctec: don't believe him!
mrmuckle: i din't know doors had knockers
Rotonoto: look out- he's got a script!
doctec's evel twin: no, he's the fake!
Dexter Fong: Doc: Like having 2 copies of protective mutant gene...you more atomic than roto
Phil Austin: Evil Doctweevil
klokwkdog: mariah needs some lines in this...
doctec: i can talk to me any way i like!
doctec's evel twin: there ain't room in this chat for both of us...
doctec: so - HAVE AT YOU!!!!!!
Dexter Fong: Here mariah: Take this spoon and go to the John
doctec's evel twin: argh (dies ignominiously)
Phil Austin: Mariah looked out at the diminished skyline and yearned for Reebus Caneebus
||||||||| At 12:26 AM, doctec's evel twin vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
doctec: glad that's over....
mariah: ah, now i can kill myself
||||||||| mariah departs at 12:26 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Rotonoto: thump! (flop)
Dexter Fong: ...Reebus has climbed the110 stories but did he finish them?...
doctec: modern technology, ain't it great?
Phil Austin: Mariah killls self with spoon. Difficult, but she was always inventive
doctec: but did reebus have mariah on his mind?
Rotonoto: vas ist das "rebus"?
doctec: and what happened to the spoon?
Merlyn LeRoy: Here's a test of the "I'm away" thingy...
doctec: conundrum marijuana
Dexter Fong: The Young Tom Edison Club is sad to announce the death vby spooning of Mariah
klokwkdog: well, it's confusing, anyway, and at close range, perhaps that fools most of us into thinking of greatness. like I said, $2 for ½ gal. of fresh OJ in the market is pretty amazing. Computers, welll...
Merlyn LeRoy: and now I'm back
mrmuckle: did somebody call me?
Phil Austin: Reebus panted at a hundred and nine. He was going to stop her. He had his spoon extractor ready. His spelling was not great.
doctec: and his timing was a bit off too, i'm guessing....
Dexter Fong: ...when suddenly she cast a spell on him
doctec: but his heart was in the right place
mrmuckle: but his extractor was exceptional
doctec: along with most of his other organs
Rotonoto: his crown was wet and lopsided, but he spoke in a most meaningful way...
Phil Austin: Screamin" Jay Mariah, she cast a spell on me
klokwkdog: we're all tolerant of spelling here, PA. Now, on the CD booklet, well, if it's not right, I'll send it back...
Dexter Fong: ...Leroy liked his organs
Dexter Fong: Naked as a screaming Jay Mariah
doctec: hawkins, what yonder wind breaks?
klokwkdog: ...but Major Lance got away only lightly hexed at 0x0F3A
Phil Austin: Reebus grabbed her organs and pulled her back from death. "Here," he panted. "I think this is your spoon."
Dexter Fong: Doc: 'tis the Missouri and Mariah is her name
mrmuckle: I remember meeting Organ Leroy at KPFK
klokwkdog: The italians have got at us again!
doctec: to which mariah replied, "what?"
Phil Austin: ¯rgan Leroi: at his organ again
Rotonoto: hey! what is Nancy doing in hrer?!
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'erictravis', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 12:31 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
klokwkdog: ...playing "Ballad of a Thin Man"?
doctec: ah, but that's the surprise ending: mariah is really nancy!
Phil Austin: erictravis? real name?
doctec: (ypu're jumping the gun plot wise here)
klokwkdog: Nancy is married to Jim Carey?
Dexter Fong: Balanced on a knife edge, Mariah and Evil battled for the good side versus the bad side when suddenly they came to a fork...in the road....this will serve me better she said
erictravis: They call me betty jo...
doctec: carey's away, i imagine...
Rotonoto: erictravis: new ED medication?
mrmuckle: When you come to a fork in the road - take it!
Dexter Fong: Eric: Didn't you used to be Mr. earl
erictravis: just another bozo
klokwkdog: Wrong, Dexter, that's Xena -- you must have seen her in previews of The Two Towers the next Lord of the Rings movie (if NYC allows the title to stand)
Rotonoto: no- that's erectravis- never mind!
Phil Austin: She hurled the fork at her ex-boyfriend Derek Jeeter (too bad Ishikawa isn't here) and he turned gracefully in the air and threw out someone with a Latin name at first.
doctec: side effects include glogginess, eurhythma and delayed sphignosis
Dexter Fong: Merl: Are you controling the horizontal and the vertical?
klokwkdog: Ah! Rufus Jagonitus!
doctec: Jeeter? Hardly even knew her!
erictravis: Love the new NPR series
Dexter Fong: ..at first it was latin, then it became demotic greek, finally settling on neo-Urdu
Rotonoto: "This is the Control Voice!"... hey- close that damn curtain!
mrmuckle: who du?
Phil Austin: thanks, erictravis. It's going to get better. We have new agreements and cooperations
Dexter Fong: Roto: Is that Fred?
doctec: fortunately jeeter's reflexes were swift and in one fell swoop, the latin kings were down 7-4
klokwkdog: What, they gave you creative control? ;-)
Rotonoto: no- we;re Walter
Dexter Fong: You du MM:
klokwkdog: You can spoof Archer Daniels-Midland at last?
mrmuckle: I du wat?
Rotonoto: soy for the masses!
klokwkdog: Weave Lexus-Nexus into your plot lines?
doctec: So the NPR segments will continue into next year?
Dexter Fong: and getting down in a 7/4 rhythym is not easy unless you've been born to the sound
erictravis: I rather doubt they'll be opening any of the NPR skits with the beginning of Bride...
Phil Austin: Hey, muckle: O and I are convinced we saw Marbled Murrelets out on Hale Passage not three weeks ago. I remember you years ago salmon-counting. Were birds ever part of that job?
doctec: cooperations ... ?
klokwkdog: Yeah, that's it: Brubeck stuff. Cool!
doctec: i take five whenever i can
mrmuckle: Yes, and there ARE several dozens up there
klokwkdog: they gave him an Albatross ornament for his neck...
Phil Austin: erict: memories are short. Dicks are long.
doctec: and that's a good thing on both counts
Rotonoto: dirac angestun gesept
Dexter Fong: ...and my name is Dexter Fong
klokwkdog: not for long!
erictravis: Not as long as playing Eat or Be Eaten
Dexter Fong: =))
klokwkdog: all the names go back in the bin at the end of the chat
doctec: if our memories were longer than our dicks, we'd all be much more pissed off at one another not to mention having a lot less fun
mrmuckle: my name is Yon Yonson...
klokwkdog: it's like shutting down the Holodeck
doctec: aw, gee, do i hafta klok?
Phil Austin: muck: I've been subscribing to the tribal fisheries news. trying to keep up. anyway, it was a thrill to see that they weren't the usual guillemots. spelling irrational.
mrmuckle: Yes. Slowly things are changing
klokwkdog: yeah, saw the pictures of the news, lines of people with buckets trying to put more water in the river. those evil farmers...do we need corn or salmon??
Dexter Fong: Ever try Corned slamon?
Rotonoto: this segment of Stream of Consciousness has been brought to you by Corn...
Phil Austin: We also are sure we saw dolphins and they're supposed to have been gone from the South Sound for some years. We may be crazy, but they were a long way off, clear over by Eagle Island, but they were leaping in circles unlike killer whales
klokwkdog: doing a Lyndon Johnson imitation, eh mrmuckle?
erictravis: ADM - supermarket to the world - now iwth cornsalmon
Dexter Fong: ...we Corner the market so you can go there
doctec: you can pop it, boil it, or lose it down a klien bottle
klokwkdog: yeah, eric - find out more about it with Lexus-Nexus!
Rotonoto: I'll trade you three beakers of chemicals for that bushel of corn...
Phil Austin: back to humor: uhhhhhh ....
mrmuckle: They sometimes will venture into the sound but leave. Dirty waters.
klokwkdog: klein - DT is spozed to spel gud
Dexter Fong: ..but you can't get rid of it
klokwkdog: not much place left to go now, eh MM?
doctec: best advice i ever got was from a skycap in palm springs: "life is too important to be taken seriously"
Rotonoto: Dirty Waters:
Rotonoto: 't he a famous bluse singer?
Phil Austin: muck: stay out of dirty waters. by the way, if anyone looks at my blog, muck has a wonderful story there of his insane canoe adventure
Dexter Fong: Doc: Do you think that skycap was....well...you know?
doctec: spelling unmentionable
mrmuckle: why, thank you. I'm brushing
Phil Austin: A skycap at the Hamburger Iceberg. A hundred and ten stories and at the top, Mariah Carey holding a spoon and looking at the moon.
klokwkdog: Dirty was in jail once with Muddy, right?
doctec: Don't tell me... was this in June?
Dexter Fong: Well..this was certainly worth the admission *I* think
Rotonoto: skycaps at the Iceberg make top dollar, too...
mrmuckle: and did you hear a loon?
doctec: spelling reprehensible
erictravis: Priah Carey, isn't that Drew's sister?
klokwkdog: isn't Skycap one of the hit men for the music industry?
Phil Austin: Reebus had disappeared. Remember? There was a babe with a bunch of O's in her name. She and I are saying goodnight, and thanks to all for a rumbling good time. Nite.
Dexter Fong: I hate loons..almost as much as cri kets'
klokwkdog: nite PA
doctec: thanks for stopping by phil & oona
Merlyn LeRoy: nite phil
Dexter Fong: Night Phil
mrmuckle: G'nite, Phil & Oona...
Rotonoto: nite guy
doctec: it was our pleasure indeed
Dexter Fong: yeah..and Oona =)
||||||||| Phil Austin rushes off, saying "12:44 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
klokwkdog: I remember fondly the 3-loon harmony before the Duke's Duet in Il Schizophreno
doctec: wow - that certainly made my night
Dexter Fong: nOW HE'S NOT mARK tIME..RIGHT?
Dexter Fong: YIKES
doctec: bidet's "the fountain"
Dexter Fong: sorry
doctec: don't hear you, we can shout
mrmuckle: and Normal Chubbyknuckle and the All-Animal Whistling Choir
klokwkdog: very nice of them to connect with us rabites
Rotonoto: forever indebted to my friend from Middlebury college who brought by a copy of Electrician,lo so many years ago...
doctec: klok : yeah no sh*t
klokwkdog: mrM: lOL
Dexter Fong: Dont whisper..shout it out...I'm ga...glad and not mad
doctec: in the biz bag...
erictravis: Until next Firetime, bye all...
Rotonoto: you don't want to k-k-k?
klokwkdog: it takes Some Effort, but heckuva morale-builder -- much appreciated
klokwkdog: nite ET
mrmuckle: This WAS a good nite
doctec: geez guys i gotta gets me some shuteye ... too sleepy ... nite et ... nite all...
Dexter Fong: Merl: There's no doubt about it...this kicks ass over that other medium
doctec: the last one out please turn out the light thanks
Dexter Fong: Night et
Rotonoto: adios- the blessings of the green latern be upon you...
doctec: and make sure the internet has been powered down
Dexter Fong: Night Doc
Merlyn LeRoy: nite roto
klokwkdog: nite DT, hi to Lili on return
doctec: (chews up too much energy as it is)
Rotonoto: watch out for the event horizon!!
Dexter Fong: Night GA...keep 'em flying
doctec: thx klok, will passs that along
doctec: what event horiz-BONK!
klokwkdog: use it for the grow lamps, DT, the grow lamps
doctec: oh, that one...
Rotonoto: nite guise
mrmuckle: Me, too.. Nitol, Dear Friends.
doctec: gotta remember to duck
Dexter Fong: Night MM
doctec: nytol ...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
klokwkdog: low bridge
Rotonoto: tear duct
||||||||| doctec runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's doctec?! It's 12:48 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
klokwkdog: everybody down
Rotonoto: duct tape...
Dexter Fong: I'm outta here 2...night d3wds
klokwkdog: gee, it are late - you didn't have to park, Ash?
Rotonoto: no, you hang up first!
klokwkdog: don't remember your odyssey tonight
Dexter Fong: no klok, car in dealer'sd getting new tranny
klokwkdog: uh-oh, bad, eh?
klokwkdog: nite MrM
||||||||| mrmuckle runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's mrmuckle?! It's 12:49 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Dexter Fong: under warantee
Rotonoto: Roto got spiffy new tranny this spring
klokwkdog: same event to mine, just under wire
Dexter Fong: Oh Roto! You some smooth shifter
klokwkdog: but it is acting funny again
klokwkdog: after 8 years...
Dexter Fong: well mine is giving me error msges and check engine lite is on but trans working just fine =\
Rotonoto: safe in first and unconscious of the econopmy...
klokwkdog: (cartoon of people in office: "Oh no, the copier is acting funny again". The copier is spewing out sheets that say, "Oh, no, the copier is acting funny again."
Rotonoto: VG klok! ;o)
Dexter Fong: on that toner...night dear firends
klokwkdog: DF- they will probably remove the light, replace with burned-out bulb and bill the mfr. $2000
klokwkdog: nite DF
Rotonoto: nite dex
klokwkdog: me going next...
Rotonoto: hey klok- they definitely pull stunts like that
Rotonoto: nite, see ya later...
klokwkdog: bye all
Rotonoto: I'm a newsman- I gotta find out- Reeeebbusssssss......
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm going too...
Merlyn LeRoy: as soon as I fix a bug
||||||||| klokwkdog rushes off, saying "12:53 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Rotonoto: you hang up forst :o)
||||||||| At 12:53 AM, Rotonoto vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Merlyn LeRoy: ok, fixed...
Merlyn LeRoy: I was away, now I'm back
Merlyn LeRoy: byeeeeee.....
||||||||| "Hey Merlyn LeRoy!" ... Merlyn LeRoy turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:58 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| It's 1:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| erictravis - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Philboyd Studge inside, makes a note of the time (2:06 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| Philboyd Studge rushes off, saying "2:08 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please log off for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."