A Firesign Chat


||||||||| 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 April 10, 2003 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| "9:13 PM? 9:13 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Merlyn should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Merlyn enters and sits on the couch.
||||||||| 9:14 PM: Ken jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Ken: hey, brian, i'm busy tonight, so this will probably be it for me unless i can sneak back later. dexter emailed me and said he would be late too. pass our hello along to everyone else, please
Merlyn: hey, I no say-a nothing
Merlyn: okey dokey
Ken: i'm just taking a smoke break now, but need to get back to what i was doing. later, my friend
Merlyn: all smoke & mirrors
||||||||| Ken leaves to catch the 9:16 PM train to Hellmouth.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Overthrown Yamamoto', just granted probation at 9:18 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Is the coat clear?
Merlyn: the coat has cleared the coathanger
Overthrown Yamamoto: Damn Marines
Merlyn: did the marines overcoat you?
Merlyn: overthrow?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bunnyboy close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:20 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Shellacked me
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Overthrown Yamamoto: oi
Bunnyboy: early bird, fer oncet
Merlyn: hey bb
Bunnyboy: hiya bri, yam
Merlyn: I yam what he yam
Overthrown Yamamoto 's computer blows up
Merlyn: can you click me now? good.
Bunnyboy: I'm actually sitting through ALL THINGS FIRESIGN for the first full listen. Caught most of the original NPR broadcasts.
Bunnyboy: And I've always loved Proc as Ashcroft.
Overthrown Yamamoto: better than the real deal and a lot less dangerous
Merlyn: that man has a real chip on his ass
Overthrown Yamamoto: I think he's all ass and no chip
Bunnyboy: Soon we'll all have chips. Up and down.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Case o prep H will set him right, I'd wager
Bunnyboy: (sings) Across the wide Missourah...
Bunnyboy: Pasty and Lumpy, hidden from view.
||||||||| 9:27 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Bunnyboy: Thank God!
Overthrown Yamamoto: Ye Gods
Bunnyboy: lo El
Overthrown Yamamoto: oi EL
Merlyn: thought I'd locked that closet
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Bunnyboy: Think again!
Elayne is listening to Red Shift.
Bunnyboy: SFX: Door slam
Overthrown Yamamoto: Make sure that's the G.I. d BTW bunny-boy
Bunnyboy: Too late
Overthrown Yamamoto: G.I> God
Overthrown Yamamoto: that tis
Overthrown Yamamoto: bah
Bunnyboy: El: I still have to get around to listening to Acts 3, 4 and 5.
Overthrown Yamamoto: I should be overthrown again for lousy typage
Overthrown Yamamoto: The overthrowing isn't so bad, but lemme tell you, the landing's a bitch, esp. w/all those dead fish on it
Merlyn: and we'll tear down all the statues we have of you
Overthrown Yamamoto: Just don't put a flag in my face, please
Elayne: Heh, just got to my and Robin's lines. Does this mean we're famous now? :)
Merlyn: how about some kurds and whey?
Overthrown Yamamoto: Real class in this war, I tells ya, Got sailors massing on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier spelling out "Fuck Iraq"
Elayne: How much does a Kurd weigh any-whey?
Merlyn: I think about as much as a henway
Overthrown Yamamoto: E- a turk and a half
Bunnyboy: El: Yer guys' lines are prize, you betcha. Didja hear the Dolphin Beer ad yet? That's me and Doc!
Elayne: Hey, we're used to a class word, Yamamoto.
Elayne: Oops, I meant "class war." (Sure I did.)
Elayne: Haven't gotten there yet, Bunnyboy. Paused the CD.
Overthrown Yamamoto: There still aren't any good songs yet. I'm forced to listen to music by furriners for entertainment
Elayne: Loved the in-joke of David and Orson reading the same lines.
Overthrown Yamamoto: I have half a can of Orson Beans, want some?
Bunnyboy: To tell the truth, naw.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Dave in through the front door at 9:36 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bunnyboy: lo Dave
Overthrown Yamamoto: Thought I'd offer
Elayne: Hey Dave!
Overthrown Yamamoto: Oi dave
Merlyn: ken said he might not be back (he was here for a sec) and dex will be late
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Saddam Simril into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:36 PM, then departs.
Overthrown Yamamoto: bah
Saddam Simril: Used Saddam Statues for Sale. Get your used statues Right Here
Elayne: Hi Cat!
Overthrown Yamamoto: oho, so THAT's where you absconded to
Elayne: Listening to Red Shift now.
Dave: hey folks, damn is it nice in CO right now, got the window and some Ben Harper comin' outa the speakers, and an apparent dictatorship of parents downstairs
Overthrown Yamamoto: You could be arrested in this country peddling useless bits of tin w/a name like that, pal
Bunnyboy: The statues are cheap, the shoes are expensive.
Elayne: An apparent dictatorship! That's what we're installing/uninstalling in Iraq!
Elayne: My PC has a great Uninstall Dictatorship program.
Saddam Simril: this is turning into one of my plays
Overthrown Yamamoto: Jeeze I hope they have the proper drivers
Overthrown Yamamoto: Cat, you're right, but it's not too funny
Saddam Simril: it'll get funnier, or at least weirder.
Elayne: Cat, certainly a lot of timely lines in RS.
Saddam Simril: we awoke yesterday morning to see that statue toppling over on tv.
Saddam Simril: better than twin towers falling down
Merlyn: hey, it's already pretty weird; kurdish communists are pretty happy (right now) in the north
Overthrown Yamamoto: I thought we told them damn Iraquis "Don't Take off yr shoes". Bah what kinda subjects will they make if they don't follow orders
Bunnyboy: lo cat. Still parsing out time to listen to Red Shift. Good mixes, though.
Elayne: I don't like anything falling down, Cat. I'd rather see something built up.
Overthrown Yamamoto: It would be a Nice change, E
Merlyn: shoes for (new) industry
Elayne: I mean, they're no fun, they fell right over, y'know?
Saddam Simril: shnoes with phones in them
Saddam Simril: cameras too
Overthrown Yamamoto: New Industry operated by Cheap Labour®. I'm plowed to be an owned man
Bunnyboy: Who's singing/playing the Zenaholics? It's feen!
Merlyn: I think there needs to be a special statue-tearing-down squadron
Bunnyboy: Where there's smoke...students?
Saddam Simril: Jeremy Scott. He did the music for Box of Time
Overthrown Yamamoto: Don't forget those erm...Dynamite Loafers, cat
Saddam Simril: HIs sister Steph is heard to ask "Mo?" softly in one scene
Dave: god maybe I should change my name in here to something different
Saddam Simril: Not Hussein
Overthrown Yamamoto: Tie shoes before striking, that sorta thing
Saddam Simril: it would be suitably firesonian
Saddam Simril: i'm not striking, i just have no work
Bunnyboy: brb. Spouse has arrived.
Merlyn: steel-toed shoes for stealing shoes
Saddam Simril: thai sticks, not shoes
Overthrown Yamamoto: You have to kill ppl to work these days
Dave: and the lepards have overtaken the land of the striped cats
Overthrown Yamamoto: "yeah, I tried them Tied Sticks"
Dave: that meant nothing by the way
Overthrown Yamamoto: Nothing ever does anymore
Dave: yeah I know, I've noticed that, you learn shit but it doesn't do anything really
Saddam Simril: Non sequiter? I never touched her.
Overthrown Yamamoto: I want my money back, this future REALLY sucks
Saddam Simril: you have options?
Overthrown Yamamoto: Paid extra
Dave: hey, sorry I'm always a little behind in this chat, I have to read stuff line by line, I hope that doesn't bother you, it always bothers me when I read the log that I say something that has already passed
Overthrown Yamamoto: Factory air conditioned arir
Elayne just got to the Gutenberg joke.
Elayne: Which I loved; thanks Cat
Overthrown Yamamoto: Dave. Don't let it bother you
Bunnyboy: Fully factory...air conditioned factory.
Saddam Simril: cat aims to please
Overthrown Yamamoto: Yeah, but who put "Junior Hitler" in the Climate control?
Dave: with "chrome fender dents!" probably my favorite of that shpeel
Overthrown Yamamoto: I like the "UHF" bit
Dave: No I don't believe in flying saucers
Overthrown Yamamoto: BTW where the HELL are those extraterrestrials?
Overthrown Yamamoto: A nice UFO landing would break things up
Dave: we're right here, what do you want from us
Overthrown Yamamoto: Take over the world, please, humans are doing a bad job running it
Merlyn: if a movie is being filmed with lots of background extraterrestrials, are the actors extra-extraterrestrials?
Dave: will do, let me topple the bush regime
Overthrown Yamamoto: extraterrestrial extras
Dave: lol Meryl
Elayne: Just saw The Day the Earth Stood Still the other day. Doesn't sound like that bad an idea. :)
Merlyn: excessterrestrials
Dave: it's probably about 70 degrees right now outside, feels great, although we could use a bit o' rain
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and klokwkdog disembarks at 9:52 PM.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Sure, a poilce state from el outer espace can't be any worse.
Dave: hey Klok
Elayne: Hey Klok!
klokwkdog: howdy
Overthrown Yamamoto: Klattu Branana Nikto
Overthrown Yamamoto: oi klok
klokwkdog: I thought we had a police state from outer space...
klokwkdog: it's getting worse by the day
Overthrown Yamamoto: No, Evolutionary throwbacks, that's all
Saddam Simril: hey klok
Overthrown Yamamoto: Problem is, we didn't throw them back hard enough
klokwkdog: so, what's the count on weapons of mass destruction found so far?
Overthrown Yamamoto: Climbed back out of the mud and are annoyinge everyone
Overthrown Yamamoto: Zero
klokwkdog: salaam, saddam
Elayne: The diff between Bush and Klaatu was that the latter's entire planet had given up their weapons (into the hands of the bots) prior to asking other planets to do so.
Saddam Simril: Mostel? Mosel?
Overthrown Yamamoto: Salami salami baloney
klokwkdog: and how many Al Quieda terrorists did we round up in Baghdad today?
Saddam Simril: sadam still hiding that salami?
Overthrown Yamamoto cant count that low
Dave: and evolutionary throw-ups
Overthrown Yamamoto: Make ME want to throw up
Elayne: Dang, sounds like the CD has some skippage problems.
Elayne: I think I'll turn it off and play it on an actual CD player instead of this computer. :)
Overthrown Yamamoto: This country's been on a hadcart to hell for the last 30 yrs. I blame Nixon
Dave: see, here's how that works, we're reverting to our instincts, to kill each other for "human" purposes, that's like fighting for peace, right? well, we're regergiting the past, just a helluva lot more powerfully
klokwkdog: wow, and all that progress for only a hundred or so of our peasant soldiers and a few journalists of lesser blood. Oh yeah, and a whole bunch of Iraqis...
Saddam Simril: cartman? he escaped from hell
Elayne: Fighting for peace is the aim of military intelligence. I believe they're using jumbo shrimp as well. Any other oxymorons?
klokwkdog: like a bat, he came
Overthrown Yamamoto: Hell, I want to fark for Chastity Myself
Dave: yeah Elayne, they're most likely playing Rap music
Saddam Simril: that's a whale of a minnow, you caught there, el
Elayne: Speaking of people really fighting for peace, I want to plug a new comic just out from Marvel called 411.
Overthrown Yamamoto hands out Moist Towelettes
Elayne: I'll be reviewing it in my blog tomorrow.
Saddam Simril: is robbin in it?
Elayne: No Cat, but it's all about peace, and nonviolent solutions and such. Pretty interesting stuff.
klokwkdog: no, we defeated the Iraqi Oxymoron Brigade of the Republican Guard early in the war (wonder if the Republican Guard got any misdirected oil company contributions in 2000 election campaign?)
Saddam Simril: aha
Overthrown Yamamoto: No, or they'd have more than a slingshot and a mud pie
Saddam Simril: i really should read more comics than just salon
klokwkdog: blew them to smithereens with smart bombs
Dave: you know, I've realized how utterly pointless comics are to a blind guy, nothing against them, just think they're visual, that's all
klokwkdog: the ones in salon are good, though, if must one limits one's sources
Overthrown Yamamoto: Stupid smart bombs shoulda studied more I say
Elayne: Cat, it should be readily available at your local store. They brought it out in the week corresponding with 4-11 (hence the title), which coincidentally (tomorrow) is Bloggers for Peace day. Which is why I'm reviewing it.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Saddam Simril: the day before my birthday, and 9 days before 4 20
Overthrown Yamamoto: Dave: There's always music
Dave: catherwood is still way off
Saddam Simril: peace is good
Elayne: Cat, happy birthday (on Saturday)!!
Overthrown Yamamoto: It WOULD be a nice change
Saddam Simril: thanks el.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Cat Same to ya
klokwkdog: the best ones have art and also have story, Dave, so if the story is made available, they still work. There's lots of comic "art" that ain't so hot -- Simril's fave South Park, for ezzample
Elayne: Maybe I'll plug Red Shift on Saturday. I've been trying to blog every day.
Saddam Simril: dick tracy went from comic strip to radio show. probably lots of others i dont know
Bunnyboy: Happy bidet, cat.
Overthrown Yamamoto: Cartoon, too
Bunnyboy: Ya olde squirt!
Elayne: To what URL should I direct people who are interested in getting the CD?
Merlyn: there was a movie serial done about the late 30's
Overthrown Yamamoto: I remember that from when I was a kid
Saddam Simril: i wished that to austin last week. he squirted back
Saddam Simril: i know i've heard dick tracy on the radio. though maybe it wasnt an old series, dont know
Bunnyboy: Just a little sideline: Guess what Spielberg's next directing project is?
klokwkdog: it's all the writers on many of them; now some editorial cartoons are very graphic, but often strips tend to have crummy art arranged around a story
Saddam Simril: The c. Simril story, starring Doc Technical?
Bunnyboy: cat: Or vice versa!
Overthrown Yamamoto: BTW, I'm soliciting members for our newest govt program: http://mr_yamamoto.50megs.com/bfmap.gif
Bunnyboy: Depends on if the U.S. or Canada is funding the project.
klokwkdog: the Firesign story, starring Shadrack, Meshack, Abendigo and Nixon?
Saddam Simril: better to solicit govts, yammy
Overthrown Yamamoto: There's a no soliciting sine on the white house door
klokwkdog: but they won't support terrorists
Elayne: Do they have trouble with marsupials there, Yama?
Saddam Simril: you know, the Firesign Theatre story as done by the southpark characters could actually Work
Overthrown Yamamoto: E-there are NO marsupials in africa
klokwkdog: it would need a better script than the one we've been reading, Cat
Bunnyboy: Didja hear about the upcoming Iraq war themed South Park episode?
Saddam Simril: that's right, mite
Overthrown Yamamoto: They do a damn fine job, those boys
Dave: oh really, I can't stand southpark
Bunnyboy: The kids become anti-war protesters...in order to skip school.
klokwkdog: only in the Norman Lear accolade piece in Salon today
Overthrown Yamamoto: good plan
Saddam Simril: i saw the someboyd roberts southpark last week, the guy who talks to the dead?
Saddam Simril: amazing
Elayne: Yama, geography ain't my strong smoot. Neither is biology, come to think of it. :)
Bunnyboy: Mr. Garrison, a pro-war patriot, sentences...ehrm, assigns the boys to write essays on our founding fathers.
klokwkdog: well, in the case of Southpark, you sure ain't missing any visual art, that's darn certain
Saddam Simril: i saw that lear would be writing some episodes.
Elayne: So you're saying your program is like my husband's tiger repellent. 'Cause I've yet to suffer a tiger attack.
Overthrown Yamamoto: That's Surreal
Merlyn: anyone can talk to the dead, the trick is getting an answer
Saddam Simril: could be interesting, but that's a bit like someone writing firesign scripts. or wait, that's been done
klokwkdog: it doesn't matter, E; our nation is busy rearranging the geography right now
klokwkdog: i read that he was collaborating on some eps
Saddam Simril: we get em much later than you yanks, bun
Overthrown Yamamoto: E-Works like a champ, but to KEEP working, we need money. Marsupials are known to favor WMD
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:09 PM, dragging doctec by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Bunnyboy: Shoes: They do not sleep!
Overthrown Yamamoto: oi doc
Elayne: Hi Tom! Thanks for Red Shift, just arrived today.
doctec: hope i haven't missed too much exposition...
Saddam Simril: the doctec story starring....
Bunnyboy: lo doc
doctec: great
Overthrown Yamamoto: They smell tho
doctec: hope you enjoy it
doctec: stenshoel got his copy today too
doctec: i will have to go into manufacture mode again this weekend to get more done
klokwkdog: we're talking about the liberation of Cleveland, DT. The natives are kissing the soldiers and dancing in the streets
Merlyn: doc, am I getting a copy of red shift on CD?
doctec: cleveland iraq(s)?
Bunnyboy: Hey, doc, been working with Project5 for about a week. Fun-o-rama, even though it's not as immediately sexy as Reason. Powerful tools.
klokwkdog: the whole liberal Northeast will soon fall
doctec: yes, i'll be sending you two (one for you, one for romm)
Merlyn: ok, thanks
Overthrown Yamamoto: brb
||||||||| "Hey Overthrown Yamamoto!" ... Overthrown Yamamoto turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:11 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
doctec: bb: how do you like project5's sound?
Elayne: Tom, it started having problems in Act 3, I think because I was playing it on the computer. Will try it in a proper CD player.
doctec: e: was it skipping?
doctec: or just cutting out?
Elayne: Yes, Tom, and hesitating in a few spots.
doctec: and bb: your copy will get assembled this weekend, will ship early next week
klokwkdog: out, out damn spot!
klokwkdog: see spot out. out, spot, out!
Bunnyboy: doc: Swello it is. And, with P5 and Sonar's Rewire compatability, it's the land of handshakes.
Elayne: Robin would define it as "a series of dropouts." It was like stuttering.
doctec: e: lemme know if the symptoms persist when you play it on on other machines
Elayne: Will do, Tom. Robin's pretty sure it's software-related.
Bunnyboy: doc: Bless you! Look forward to the candy drop.
Saddam Simril: red shift is skipping?
doctec: bb: so you can run proj5, reason & sonar at the same time and it all works?
klokwkdog: my professional opinion is that you should keep it in quarantine from other machines for 10 days, E
Elayne: Robin's been a techie genius today. If it weren't for him fixing our router I wouldn't be chatting with y'all tonight.
klokwkdog: especially if it has a Chinese postmark on the mailer
Saddam Simril: thanks, robbin
doctec: take two channels and call me in the morning
Elayne: Something happened with the router's firmware, and he figured out how to correct it.
Saddam Simril: norman doesnt speak chinese
klokwkdog: not since 1066, anyway
doctec: e: power spike scrambled some router settings?
Saddam Simril: and all that
klokwkdog is channeling only one tonight
Elayne: Hey, we hadn't thought of that, Tom. All we know was that we couldn't get online this morning.
Bunnyboy: doc: I don't have Reason. However, I've succeeded in getting Sonar, P5 and Gigastudio to play 3-square. Still feeling out memory-swappng issues, but so far, so fine.
Elayne: But resetting it didn't work, Robin actually had to upgrade the firmware.
klokwkdog only uses Craftsman routers and has never had a problem. The bits wear out kind of fast, though
doctec: bb: that's impressive!
doctec: e: ah, he had to download some code from the manufacturer's website i assume.
Elayne: Robin needs one that works primarily with a Mac, klok. Does Craftsman do that?
Elayne: Yes, TOm.
doctec: i bet those routers are noisy as hell too, klok
doctec: if it's Sears, it's ... uh ... Sears
klokwkdog: well, you use a ball-bearing bit, DT, it's really much quieter in softwood, anyway
Bunnyboy: P5's audio engine is spectacular. Super-low latency on the realtime input end, and MIDI sequencing.
doctec: cakewalk has a fine reputation, i think you will like it a lot
Saddam Simril: roto router, rotonoto, roto letter
klokwkdog: yes, kwd has been able to cut through just about any Mac except the Titanium ones the CIA and foreign service use
doctec: bb: on reasonstation (reason user web site) there's been some talk of proj 5 but no one's done a head to head comparison, especially with regard to sound quality
Bunnyboy: One caveat: Note recording is in Cakewalk's proprietary "pattern" format. You can import MIDI, but no cross-app MIDI export.
doctec: (sorry, that cakewalk comment was meant for Dave)
klokwkdog: it depends on the bit and which horsepower Craftsman you use, of course...and the depth setting
doctec: Dave's still logged in, even if his name appears a little grey
Dave: brb
Elayne: Okay, I get it, a "router" is apparently a power tool too. I'm a girl, what do I know from power tools?
klokwkdog: at some point, even a Craftsman is out of its depth, of course
klokwkdog: hmm, he's not looking atoll well
doctec: bit depth, of course
klokwkdog: not gonna touch that one, E
Saddam Simril: you know phil proctor, the perfect tool
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Liberated Yamamoto into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:20 PM, then departs.
Bunnyboy: Speaking of "bit depth", PORN STAR: THE LEGEND OF RON JEREMY is out on DVD.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:20 PM, dragging Lili Lamont by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
doctec: i love that biz card of his
Liberated Yamamoto: Power tools are cool
Lili Lamont: Hi, guys.
klokwkdog: oh, he is the new Tool Prefect, replacing Tim Allen? Cool!
doctec: ah, it's darling Lili
Saddam Simril: Hey Lili
klokwkdog: 'lo Lili
Liberated Yamamoto: oi lili
Bunnyboy: lo Lili
klokwkdog: sorry E, old, old joke
doctec: who's probably wondering why she hasn't heard from me this evening (not knowing I worked until 7, grabbed a quick bite and took a nap before signing on)
Lili Lamont: Saddam! I thought you were bombed! I'm working on that myself.
Merlyn: hi lili, hi lili, hi lo
doctec: I'll have two beers to
doctec: too
Saddam Simril: god saddam it
Lili Lamont: Doc: I had to take a nap after the guys left for the day. No worries.
Saddam Simril: pesky whiteskins
doctec: Everyone loves Lili's visage on the back cover of Red Shift, Cat/Saddam
doctec: Images on view at http://www.seemreal.com/redshift
Saddam Simril: god free saddam yell
Saddam Simril: what's not to love?
klokwkdog: but routers are cheap enough now to have a backup - something to consider next they are on sale for $10 or $30 (such as this weekend or next, being Easter & all)
Lili Lamont: Ah, wonderful. I was afraid I looked much too serious, but when one takes aim at the world, one should be. Unless one is W.
doctec: (sorry, for the next few weeks you're all going to have to put up with shameless Red Shift promotion)
Bunnyboy: Aowr! Just saw the back cover. Sweet!
doctec: and w is nothing
Elayne: Thanks Tom. I'm going to give Red Shift a nice plug on my blog this Saturday 'cause that's Cat's birthday. I'll be sure and link to the pics.
Elayne: Klok, the ones that specifically work with Macs are, alas, not that cheap.
doctec: i'll be really interested in your take on it, e
klokwkdog: you hired shameless plc to push it? they have no ethics atoll!
doctec: and so will cat!
Elayne: I didn't even notice that was Lili on the back cover, Tom; shame on me!
Lili Lamont: Happy birthday, Cat.
Elayne: Hey Lili!
Saddam Simril: thanks, lili
doctec: e: you're forgiven, oh by the way domine domine domine you're all catholics now
Lili Lamont: Elayne: Doc was trying to catch me at my most haggard.
Elayne: Tom, my mom will simply kvell! :)
Liberated Yamamoto: Merle?
Bunnyboy: Lili: Ya ain't haggard, and ya ain't horrible, neither.
Elayne: He didn't succeed, Lili, I'm afraid you look very sexy in that picture.
doctec: kvell, kvell - won't she be surprised!
klokwkdog: hmmm. i wasn't aware that there was a difference, since they live out on a LAN cable. i guess Mac LANs are unlike Win/Linux ones, then. i have learned something
Liberated Yamamoto: Kvell is good for rice I hear
Elayne: They're not, Klok, it's just that the manufacturers don't officially support stuff.
Merlyn: I was busy; did you say something yam?
Bunnyboy: Aargh! My names mispelled!
Lili Lamont: E: Hot damn! You mean I've become the sexy woman of a certain age, as the French say? BTW, I've drinking French vodka. Vive la France!
Liberated Yamamoto: Yes
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and maldemer disembarks at 10:26 PM.
doctec: the age of certainty!
Merlyn: that's "castle aargh!"
Saddam Simril: tell doc quick, before he Spells Again!
Bunnyboy: lo mald
Merlyn: what yam? mac & pc networking?
maldemer: Howdy
Elayne: *hic* Lili! Vive!!!
Bunnyboy: It's Aramaeic!
Saddam Simril: howder, maldemer
Liberated Yamamoto: no
doctec: uh-oh - i was afraid of that bb - it's shepherd, right?
maldemer: Hey Sad
Liberated Yamamoto: Wasn't talking about that meself
doctec: i'll fix that before i make any more copies
Saddam Simril: shepperds of the night, minor amado novel
Lili Lamont: He'll fix it in the mix.
Elayne: Hey, I didn't even know Bunnyboy's real name until just now. Thanks Tom and David. :)
Lili Lamont: Maldemer? As opposed to Valdemort?
Saddam Simril: tom fix from mixburg
doctec: lili and i saw laurel canyon last night (hence the 'fix it in the mix' comment) :)
doctec: mix that burgh!
Lili Lamont: Hey, Doc. Could you update the pic for this chat? When did you take that?
Saddam Simril: i used to live near there
doctec: i think that came from a shot with you & proc & ...
doctec: yeah, quite an old pic
Elayne: This chat has pictures? Where?
doctec: send me a new one and consider it done
Lili Lamont: Sad! Why did you leave? Except for the windy road and the SoCal pretension, of course.
Elayne always sees only text...
Lili Lamont: E: Check the archive. At the end of it, there are pics of participants.
Dave: so do I El
Elayne: On seemreal.com?
doctec: oh wait - sorry, i got confused there for a moment (so what else is new?) yes, lili, i'll take care of that (that shot was from when you & i hooked up with ken d., his female friend du jour and klok up in mystic)
Lili Lamont: Doc: You have new ones! Try the one with the flash at the pool hall.
Merlyn: doc, you can just replace the picture at the URL at http://www.firesigntheatre.com/chat/logs/images/newlili.jpg
Elayne: Cute, Dave. :)
doctec: e: no, check the firesign chat archives (from the main firesign chat page) - pix are always inserted at the bottom
doctec: lili: yes, i know, sorry (like i said, i got confused)
Elayne: I didn't even know there were chat images here!
Elayne: How come I was never told about this?
doctec: thx brian
Lili Lamont: BTW, has Phil A. checked in tonight?
Elayne: How can I upload mine?
Saddam Simril: imagine that
Merlyn: or if you want older chats to have the older picture, replace the code tacked on the archives
Lili Lamont: Email to doc.
Elayne: Okie-doke, will do Tom & Lili.
doctec: yes e, email me the pic.
Saddam Simril: lots of former folks represented and current folks not
Merlyn: doc, it would be a smoother change if you can make the size of the new picture exactly the same as the one it replaces
Elayne: How can you see the pictures during the chat?
Lili Lamont: Time out for me. I'm going to nuke some penne with broccoli. Doc, you have to take some for lunch.
Elayne: Bye Lili!
Bunnyboy: Back. Had a leedle plug-in urp.
Saddam Simril: keep em frying
Lili Lamont: E: You probably need to open another window.
Merlyn: open a new window elayne, and look at the archives
Lili Lamont: I'll be back.
Elayne: URL again please?
Bunnyboy: (sings) Boddhissatva...
Bunnyboy: Boogie
Saddam Simril: hope a lot of people like your dolphin beer piece on the site, bunny
Elayne: I'm in the overall Chat waiting room now (in another window). What do I do?
Bunnyboy: El: Wait
doctec: wait for it...
doctec: wait for it.......
doctec: brian: i intend to keep the pix sizes the same
Elayne: How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
Merlyn: doc, just make the photo the same size with photoshop
doctec: brian: i will (paint shop pro though)
Elayne: I'm afraid I can't get there (to the pictures beside the text) from here (the Waiting Room)... what am I doing wrong?
Merlyn: elayne, just click here: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/chat/logs/fstchat_20030403.html
Merlyn: It should open a new window for you; scroll to the bottom
Bunnyboy: Yeah! Dat's rite! Dolphin Beer is me and Doc, spouting cat's copy!
maldemer: Use Image Ready part of Photoshop
Elayne: Oh! They're all at the end of an archive. I thought they were interspersed or something. Thanks.
Liberated Yamamoto: I have Image ready, never knew what to do w/it
Elayne: I should take a picture of Dex too, I'll have to bring my digital camera in to work one of these days when we meet for lunch.
Saddam Simril: so doc, can i snatch those images into paintshop pro and make them the same size as a cd?
Saddam Simril: i asked you about this yesterday
Bunnyboy: I gotta go stir the pot. Nite, shifters and drifters!
Elayne: Nite Bunnyboy!
Saddam Simril: great
Saddam Simril: by bun
maldemer: GN Bun
Merlyn: nite bb
doctec: cat: and i sent you a detailed explanation about why you don't want me to do this - not yet, anyway
Liberated Yamamoto: nite bb
Saddam Simril: oh yes, we have to get the names right. ok, well i'll just give out naked cds to the clothes
Saddam Simril: i misspell names more often than i breahte
klokwkdog: nite bb
doctec: cat: did the box arrive yet? the 30 cds i sent you are fully clothed!
Liberated Yamamoto: The Emperor's New CD?
Saddam Simril: eggs akkley, lib
Bunnyboy: doc: No prob, but that's S-H-E-P-H-E-R-D, as in HERDer of....erhm, ya know.
Saddam Simril: not yet, nor your note, or, i'll czech
Liberated Yamamoto: BTW, Meryl, I was making a joke on "Merele Hagggard" earlier(just realized what had gotten you confused)
Saddam Simril: no, i got no email from you today doc
Saddam Simril: we're still in house limbo, as i said. and it's hard not to trip on one of IC's toys, bones, whatever
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:42 PM and late as usual, it's Bubbas Brain, just back from Billville."
Elayne: Hey Bubba!
doctec: bb: yes, shepherd - i will fix in cd graphics
Saddam Simril: you a firesign fan, maldemer?
Bubbas Brain: Hey all
Bunnyboy: or is the artz/notes dept. a cat thang?
maldemer: Hey Brain
Merlyn: ah, ok
Elayne: I should head out as well. Next week, all!
Elayne: HB again, Cat!
||||||||| Around 10:43 PM, Elayne walks off into the sunset...
Saddam Simril: doubba bubba
maldemer: Sad Sirmil: Yes...
klokwkdog: bye E
Saddam Simril: by el
maldemer: Take care El
doctec: cat: i didn't send you the email today, i sent it yesterday (or was it the day before?) in any case, it was a looooooooong email, and it didn't bounce back to me so i assume you received it
doctec: nite e
Bunnyboy: doc: Wunderbar! In the meantime, I have a download of the soon-to-be rare liner notes version.
Bubbas Brain: I walk in , E walks out. Is it my breath?
Liberated Yamamoto: later all
||||||||| Liberated Yamamoto says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Liberated Yamamoto exits at 10:43 PM.
Saddam Simril: sell em on ebay, bunny
Bunnyboy: I'll put it up on Ebay, and everyone will go: "Huh?"
Saddam Simril: by yam
doctec: e always beats a hasty retreat
klokwkdog: better that than a dead horse
Saddam Simril: but you can't make him drink. just like Basra
Bunnyboy: Grins all about, and over the fence I go...
klokwkdog: nobody likes Basra
Bubbas Brain: Sorry to show up so late, been working on a cover letter... plus there's that time-change thing (damn Indiana).
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 10:45 PM.
klokwkdog: faretheewell
Saddam Simril: it likes it that way
Bubbas Brain: Basra? I remember thinking she had a nice voice.
klokwkdog: the only good stuff is in Baghdad
Saddam Simril: Basra Tea Rice? I thought Monsanto owned that now
klokwkdog: Basra is too religious, even being a sailor town and such
Bubbas Brain: Bas ra ra ra!
klokwkdog: that's not the spirits they have there
maldemer: Basra fly strips and frying pans..?
klokwkdog: snorts and quarts, you gotta go north, young man
||||||||| Cat Dam, Who Sane? waltzes in at 10:48 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
klokwkdog: i always use the fly-by-night strips myself
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: i was cut off
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: just like basra
Bubbas Brain: Used statues, cheap, slightly damaged, many shoe marks......
klokwkdog: to come and hit me from behind?
klokwkdog: idiots; they could have sold 'em for a fortune on e-Bay
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: BAsil RAthbone as Hemlock Stoned
Merlyn: too true
Lili Lamont: I've been fortified with garlic and good parmesan. I see that we've lost a few soulds, dear friends.
Lili Lamont: souls
klokwkdog: spreak engrish!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: but we've gained you, lili
doctec: OK, i got a new pic of Lili up for the chat archive
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yes the quality of parmasan does make a difference
klokwkdog: what benefit it a man...
Bubbas Brain: According to wired news Iraqi currency is going for high price on ebay -- the one's with Saddam's pic on them.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: stay dead already, jesus
Lili Lamont: What kind words, Cat Damn. I have a damn cat, myself. He's outside in the aviary, stunting trees with male spray.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: we only have the dog, but he already takes up most of the condo, lili
klokwkdog: out, out, damn cat!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: will have to wait for a cat until we move and then return from nihon
Bubbas Brain: I keep knockin my damn cat off the keyboard a ja lkdf a asdllfasloiwerlwefl..sd.iilklkwekl
Lili Lamont: Thanks, Doc! And you must get some of the penne for lunch. It's yummy.
Bubbas Brain: Oh, the pastabilities....
Lili Lamont: It's one of doc's fave meals.
klokwkdog: you could get an akida companion for it, Cat
Bubbas Brain: ... the Beverly Postabillities....
Lili Lamont: I have to be careful that I don't cook anything that sucks.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers doctec2 into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:53 PM, then departs.
||||||||| doctec2 aka 'The Reaper' has killed off doctec at 10:53 PM
Merlyn: hey doc, you remembered
doctec2: sorry, trying to do too many things at once here, killed my chat session window
Bubbas Brain: stop the killing!
klokwkdog: now
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: wow, it even happens to you
maldemer: Just talk to Saddam Retardo and his Disinformation Minister of Current Fiction
doctec2: only when i try to do too many things at once
Merlyn: the old regime replaced by the new regime
klokwkdog: we have the technology...
doctec2: try it again with a fresh browser instance - tomorrow maybe
klokwkdog: speaking of Current Fiction, it's been an hour now that I've been away from the news. Any more weapons of mass destruction found?
doctec2: btw, i have an aim handle, do you have aim?
maldemer: New Show......The SIx Trillion Dollar Country
klokwkdog: Any more Al Queda operatives discovered?
klokwkdog: who am you aiming at?
doctec2: (sorry, those were meant for dave again)
Bubbas Brain: I think they found a box ot tacks....
Lili Lamont: KWD: You mean they've been looking for Al Qaida all along? Those crafty Bushies!
doctec2: i really have a problem having to remember to change the drop down to direct my comments to specific individuals
klokwkdog: oh yeah, they were running Saddam by mind control from Afganistan: the Pentagon has ironclad proof
Lili Lamont: Yeah, yeah, I've got your drop down right here, doc.
Bubbas Brain: Those wild Bushmen!
klokwkdog: they dredged up all the evidence from the wreck of the Monitor last summer!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: Kill the Hairy?
Lili Lamont: I like what SFGate calls him: ShrubCo.
Bubbas Brain: Any Christian Scientists found?..... (on the Monitor)
klokwkdog: dialect, Cat, dialect. do the correction: Kali, as in Kali Yuga
Lili Lamont: Better Christian Scientist than Scientologists.
klokwkdog: not yet, BB, but have Faith...
klokwkdog: weren't they on some WWF show just recently, Lili
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: onward scientol o gists, marching off to bore
klokwkdog: ?
Lili Lamont: And what a bout it was!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bubbas Brain: I'm goin back to Kali, to Kali, to Kali. I'm goin back to Kali -- I don't think so.
klokwkdog: boring expression? we need to get to the core of this apple...
Lili Lamont: Catherwod is early. someone reset that clock.
Lili Lamont: Catherwood. I think the French vodka is finally taking effect. Thank grid.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: marine apples?
Lili Lamont: Doc: You need to give me some Vicky.
Lili Lamont: Or anti Vicky.
klokwkdog: miss vicky?
Lili Lamont: Just another ugly Victorian bitch.
maldemer: That makes you the vicker
klokwkdog: Our Lady of Tiptoe?
Bubbas Brain: I'm gonna slip outta here... see y'all later.
Lili Lamont: Mebbe....
klokwkdog: nite BB
maldemer: Take care of the Brain
Lili Lamont: Au revoir, BB.
Bubbas Brain: TTFN
Merlyn: bye bb
Merlyn: We have two BBs
||||||||| Bubbas Brain departs at 11:05 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: by bb
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: tiptree? push bush?
doctec2: lili, i'll be happy to accommodate you (but too wiped out to head over tonight)
Lili Lamont: No prob, doc. Maybe......someday....
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: there's a firesign line for everything
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: or at least, an intonation
doctec2: you shoulda had me front you some two nights ago
Lili Lamont: Indeed. And that's why we love them.
Lili Lamont: They are sort of a modern day Shakespeare, but with less killing.
klokwkdog has another inch of N.Modelo to polish off and then it's time 2 go...
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: you still here, mald?
Lili Lamont: Klok: Great taste in cerveza, hombre.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: good point, lili. ur, dull
maldemer: I'm always here ,cat
klokwkdog: it's a recommendation from family, not bad, and i know what'll be on hand when i visit... ;-)
maldemer: physically anyway
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: psychicly, you're in a steel box?
klokwkdog has been working on the omnipresent thing himself, lately
Lili Lamont: K: Oh, joy.... BTW, Doc and I know of probably the best Mexican restaurant in these parts. Very friendy, great Mexican beer list, outstanding food.
maldemer: but I'm tan and sometimes handsome
doctec2: Baja!!!!
doctec2: Ay Carumba!
klokwkdog doesn't find it so interesting, but as a steppingstone to the next stage, it's going to be really cool
doctec2: mal: even though you've been stuck in that box?
Lili Lamont: Si, mi amigo!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: even the spanish language is turning into one of my plays
maldemer: As long as they don't open it,... I'm cool
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: oh lucy, i brought fidel castro home for dinner.
Lili Lamont: No shit, Cat? You don't do French so that I can say, "No merde"?
||||||||| Outside, the 11:13 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving unclear weapons coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
klokwkdog: ...and it's better than being stuck in a rut...
doctec2: or hot as the case may be (must get stuffy in there!)
klokwkdog: dinner for Batista and only seven revolutionaries?
doctec2: best line in red shift: a chinese guy saying "why aren't we all speaking chinese" - in chinese
Merlyn: oh no, nuclear weapons run by a dyslexic!
unclear weapons: I bring you Weapons of Mass Distraction
maldemer: there no bottom to the box, but don't spread it around
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: i havent heard Red Shift nearly as much as doc, at least on speakers
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: he would hear even more of this running throughtout daily reality. elayne remarked on it earlier
Lili Lamont: How did you know that was what they were saying, if it was in Chinese? I've heard Fumiyo poke fun at the language, but...
klokwkdog: that's OK, there's no bottom to the situation this country just got into - so you're in good company
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: dis tract? no dissin my tracts
maldemer: IS Red Shift women's apparral..?
klokwkdog: welcome to Han city!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: women apparent
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: parentless men
Lili Lamont: I wouldn't wear it, unless I was feeling really kinky.
maldemer: flimsy one at that?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: are you talking about the chinese spoken in red shift, lili? that is a chinese speaking friend, wondering why no one else was speaking that language
unclear weapons: Yes, being at war IS a little like having BEE'S live in your head
klokwkdog: more like a flimsy 2, I expect
klokwkdog: given the lead of neal amid
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: breakfast embedded eggs, sir?
doctec2: weapons of mass distinction?
maldemer: neal and amin it?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: neal lived in the land of lead paint
klokwkdog: these damn eggs have Al Jezeera in them! Send them back to the kitchen!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: maybe it was the paint that killed him, like freda kalo
unclear weapons: bislexic???
Lili Lamont: Paint killed Frida Kahlo?
klokwkdog must into sunset make a sinusoidal fade, unfortunately. nite, all participants and andere
doctec2: lead poisoning?
Merlyn: nite kwd
doctec2: oh dang klok, we'll miss ya!
doctec2: nite
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: just heard interview with stewart brand, about among other things, kesey's funeral. the way they studied his body to judge the embalming. sounded like 6 feet under, prankster style
Lili Lamont: Bon nuit, KWD.
klokwkdog: more like lead positioning - part of all this product placement now that Replay TV is making inroads into commercial viewing
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: paint the dead, lili. leave the lead out of the living
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: you leave, klok?
klokwkdog: yes, unfortunately must go cat
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: beat the reaper, klok
klokwkdog: but hope none of you follow my, er, lead
doctec2: led
Lili Lamont: Shit, I'm missing brilliant commentary from Jon Stewart. Guess I'll be up late. to catch it.
klokwkdog: where's my zepp tube?
Merlyn: it's repeated tomorrow
||||||||| klokwkdog says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, klokwkdog exits at 11:22 PM.
doctec2: they also repeat it at 1am or so (and lili doesn't have to get up as early as the rest of us)
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: where, merl?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: oh, on comedy central. we dont get that here
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yeah his commentary this week has been superb
Lili Lamont: Doc: True, but the guys get here early, which is why I had to take a nap that lasted for 3 hours. But part of that was because of when I got home last night, and the fact that Kahlo demands to go out at 4am.
Merlyn: hey, should saddam simril be toppled?
||||||||| unclear weapons departs at 11:25 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: your pet, lili? dog? cat?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yo utold me, but i forgot.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: our new iceberg drifts in and out at odd hours
maldemer: A good canidate for Fudd's Law
doctec2: katz!
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: uncle r? weapons?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: could candide survive the 38th of cunegonde?
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off Saddam Simril at 11:26 PM
Merlyn: I put a flag over his face first
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: a canuck flag?
Merlyn: an old georgia state flag
Lili Lamont: Cat: Cat, all cats, all the time, the all cat channel. No walking and scooper needed. And no baths. That's why I love them. Great fur, no doggy smell.
maldemer: Black flag roach and dictator killer
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yes, well that is not my current situation. fumiyo is infaturated however
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: we may need to hire your carpenter
doctec2: ...and lili loves the way they ferret into the woodwork when carpenters are tearing up your house!
Lili Lamont: My carpenter kicks ass. What do you need, a doggy door?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: henry rollins? i thought you said Sonny Rollins
Lili Lamont: Doc: Pnly Kahlo does that. Matisse is much smarter.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: actually a dog house. doc will tell you. i await the quaint call of the realtor
doctec2: or less brazen
Lili Lamont: Only. My typing is beginning to suck.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: not your pooool playing
Lili Lamont: Well, the last two sessions, it sucked. Moments of brilliance interspersed with moments of blindness.
Lili Lamont: Blinded by the science of math and physics. And I always loved them so.
doctec2: you still love them, don't you?
Lili Lamont: Well, yes, I must confess. It's a dilemma, choosing between the verbal/artistic versus the analytical.
Dave: well friends, I'm goin', sorry didn't talk to much
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: just found the lakers game
doctec2: well in the case of pool, the problem is: converting the analytical into the proper hand-eye coordination and motor skills to make the pool cue make the cue ball hit the target ball in just the way you want it to
doctec2: but you knew that
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: quality better than quantity, dave
doctec2: so your prtoblem is less with the math and physics than it is with getting the pool cue to move in a straight line at the cue ball
maldemer: Rave on , Dave
Dave: my lyric for the week is fitting I think, "don't you have a word, to show what may be done, have you never heard, a way to find the sun?" Nick Drake
doctec2: lili, do you have any nick drake cds?
||||||||| At 11:37 PM, Dave vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
doctec2: or am i thinking of nick cave...
Lili Lamont: Doc: I have Nick Cave. For some bizarre reason, my last message went to Merlyn.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: caveman: earth move!
Merlyn: is your "send to" set correctly>?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: cave lili: well, not for me
Merlyn: Damn, I wonder if it's because Dave logged off and the 'numbering' was changed
Merlyn: I'll see if that's the problem later; probably is.
Lili Lamont: Merlyn: It is now. I have no idea how I switched to you. I must be getting tired.
Lili Lamont: Hmmm. good point......
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: you're not the only person who can promote Red Shift, doc.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: almost, but Not Quite
doctec2: hey, the more the merrier!
doctec2: red shift rocks
Lili Lamont: Well, gentlemen, I think it's time for me to get some sleep. The contractors get here early and I always try to be dressed before they do.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: marry a doc and turn into a hobbit hero
Merlyn: ok
doctec2: i have to presume that if red shift managed to cop any of the mark time awards, lodestone will start selling it
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yeah, those rocks talk
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: sleep well, lili
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: if they so desire, doc
doctec2: ah, sweet lili - have yourself a fitful night's sleep and i very much look fwd to hooking up w/you tomorrow evening
doctec2: we'll talk of that anon
doctec2: and on and on and on
Lili Lamont: Thanks, Cat. Good night, all.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: make lodestone a few pennies. i'm always in favour of that
Lili Lamont: Et moi, cher doc. Bon Nuit.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: have pennies, will penne
maldemer: Nite L
doctec2: au reservoir (or something like that)
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: Or Voir/
doctec2: we gotta take those french lessons!
Merlyn: those victory lessons
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: no, we'll keep em
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: i would say one of the biggest problems of your country, is that you don't have enough tolerance for other cultures.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: and yet, you're far better than japan, and many others.
doctec2: boy that's for damn sure
Merlyn: other cultures? what's that?
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: and yet, you're far better than japan, and many others.
doctec2: on a recent daily show, john stewart describes rumsfeld's foreign policy approach as the "hey you kids get off my lawn!" approach
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: the myth of the americanized culture, the homogenous ideal. this is not good
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: yeah that was good
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: saddam as dennis the menace
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: what i meant in earlier talk with el. i have not read nearly enough comic books recently.
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: i think w bush, reagan, et al, come from there
Cat Dam, Who Sane?: ok, i must go
Merlyn: from comic books?
doctec2: yeah it's getting late
doctec2: the comic book superhero-uber-alles mentailty...
maldemer: I'm getting seasick, I'm outta here........
||||||||| maldemer says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, maldemer exits at 11:55 PM.
Merlyn: everyone leaving now?
doctec2: yeah, i'm heading out too (have been chatting with dave on IM, trying to help him with cool edit)
Merlyn: ok, bye everyone
doctec2: nytol (zzzzzzzzzz.............
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 11:58 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| At 11:58 PM, doctec2 vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Cat Dam, Who Sane? - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Lili Lamont - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| "12:26 AM? 12:26 AM!!" says Catherwood, "Dexter Fong should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dexter Fong enters and sits on the couch.
Dexter Fong: Alas and a lack of timing have led to this
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 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."

The Evening's Participants:
Bubbas Brain
Cat Dam, Who Sane?
Dexter Fong
Liberated Yamamoto
Lili Lamont
Overthrown Yamamoto
Saddam Simril
unclear weapons
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Audrey Farber

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Tiny Dr. Tim
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Dear Friend