A Firesign Chat


Special appearance by
Phil Austin

||||||||| 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 July 31, 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, July 31, 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?"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:03 PM and Dead Fred steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dead Fred: This ain't no mudclub
||||||||| Outside, the 9:09 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dr. Headphones coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dr. Headphones: hi fred
Dead Fred: hi how ya doin?
Dr. Headphones: except for a cold, not bad at all. i'm doing lots of drugs though, so it's bearable
Dead Fred: Cool
Dr. Headphones: it was a choice between heroin and nyquil, and walmart wouldn't sell the first, so it's the second
Dead Fred: Illness is great on the drug end of things
Dr. Headphones: how 'bout yourself?
Dead Fred: bummmmmmmmmer
||||||||| Catherwood leads Merlyn inside, makes a note of the time (9:11 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dr. Headphones: hi brian
Merlyn: hullo
Dead Fred: I'm well . Hi Merl How ya doin
Dr. Headphones: i don't know where everyone else is, many are quite prompt most of the time
Merlyn: last couple of times has started out slow
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:15 PM, dragging Dexter Fong by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dr. Headphones: i think i've been late the past couple of weeks myself
Dexter Fong: Anybody got any vouchers
Dr. Headphones: hey dex
Dr. Headphones: sorry, no vouchers since i dont' have any kids
Dexter Fong: Hey Fred, Kend^ =), Merl
Dead Fred: Vou Chers? Hi dex
Dexter Fong: Cat tells me he will be absent, apparently on a drunken binge =))
Dead Fred: Cool Cat
Dr. Headphones: sounds like a plan to me! i hope he feels good tomorrow....
Dexter Fong: A couple of the hair of the dog, and Woof! Woof!
Dexter Fong: Speaking of drunken binges....
Dead Fred: Now your messin with a...
Dexter Fong leaves for a refill
Dr. Headphones: that's why i never wear white--hair of the dog shows up too well
Dead Fred: cat too
Dr. Headphones: yep. there are 9 cats living here. 3 are mine, 6 are temporary
Dead Fred: Felinian long house
Dr. Headphones: believe it or not, i have never seen a felini movie
Dead Fred: it doesn't show
Dr. Headphones: i try to hide it. keep my secret, please. it's not like this will be on the web for the world to see (if they only knew where to look)
Dexter Fong: Ken: I am surprised...missing one of the really great filmakers
Dead Fred: poor aim?
Dr. Headphones: dex: i've never really been a movie fan. i watch for entertainment or when pressured by friends.
Dexter Fong: Purim
Dr. Headphones: i didn't know you were jewish
Dexter Fong: Want me to show you?
Dead Fred: just the nose
Dr. Headphones: uh, no thanks.
Dexter Fong: Send in the Moils
Dr. Headphones: curses, moiled again!
Dexter Fong: Getting shorter by the day
Dead Fred: stop moiling me you brute
Dr. Headphones: dex: being chinese (fong), i'm sure you've heard the joke about chinese jews, haven't you?
Dexter Fong: Here! Have some of this Mad Dog, it'l only hurt for a minute
Dexter Fong: No Ken...do tell
Dead Fred: just roll up your arm and...
Dr. Headphones: two jews (non-chinese) are in a chinese restaurant. one asks the other if there are jews in china.
Dr. Headphones: the second says, i'm not sure, let's ask the waiter.
Dr. Headphones: waiter arrives, one asks, "are there any chinese jews?" waiter says no
Dr. Headphones: they press him, ask him to inquire of the owner. he returns and says (get ready to groan)
Dr. Headphones: we have orange juice, prune juice, apple juice, but no chinese juice
Dexter Fong: (groan)
Dexter Fong: Will you be here all week, Ken?
Dead Fred: ditto on the groan
Dr. Headphones: yeah, you groan now but you'll be telling to all your chinese AND jewish friends tomorrow :)
Dexter Fong: ...and how's the veal?
Dr. Headphones: dex: only appearing in the firesign room tonight, opening for some other act of 4 or 5 guys....
Dexter Fong: The Beach Boys?
Dr. Headphones: tomorrow night i'll be headlighting in the dodge caravan....
Dead Fred: lol
Merlyn: I'm fading already..
Dexter Fong: Playing the Road Kill Tavern again, eh?
Merlyn: (I'm doing other stuff...)
Dexter Fong: Glad to hear that Merl
Dead Fred: good stufff?
Dr. Headphones: i don't do taverns as a rule. no one to drive me home afterwards. i drink at home when i do
Dexter Fong: Roberts Rules of the Road: Smoke first, drink second
Dead Fred: but then you have to clean up in the morning
Dead Fred: hair of the dog
Dr. Headphones: i always smoke when i drink, but i don't drink every time i smoke.
Dead Fred: I allways smoke when I anything
Dexter Fong: BTW Ken: When I emailed you about a Dear Friends show afflicted by really bad tape stretch, it's all ready been converted from analog to digital
Dr. Headphones: if you smoke during sex, then you're moving too fast
Dexter Fong sings "Slow down, you're goin' too fast"
Dead Fred: A prematurely late
Dr. Headphones: yes, dex, i haven't done anything since you said you would eventually give me a time schedule on it. if i know how long it's supposed to be (by segment) then i can adjust it. it's on hold right now
Dexter Fong: "Got to make the moment last"
Dr. Headphones: who did that song?
Dexter Fong: "Kickin' down the avenue"
Dr. Headphones: 59th street bridge song is the official title but i can't remember the artist
Dead Fred: S&G
Dexter Fong: "Somethign somethign feeling groovy"
Dr. Headphones: i don't think s&g were the first
Dead Fred: hello lamop post
Dr. Headphones: brb, gonna go google it :)
||||||||| Catherwood announces "It's 9:33 PM; let's see who falls in through our celebrity trap door!" -- he pulls a lever, and Phil Austin plummets onto the oriental shag rug.
Dexter Fong: Right Fred
Dead Fred: Hi phil
Phil Austin: good evening whoever's here
Dexter Fong: Hey Phil
||||||||| 9:34 PM: AKlokByAnyOtherName jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Dexter Fong: Hi Klok
AKlokByAnyOtherName: whoever: pleasant and accounted for, sir!
Dexter Fong: Been awhile Phil, good to >see< you again
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, maybe they did do it first, they wrote the lyrics
Phil Austin: We've been traveling and I've missed too many of these sessions.
Dr. Headphones: hi phil, klok
Dexter Fong: We've missed you too
||||||||| "9:35 PM? 9:35 PM!!" says Catherwood, "God-Jesus Yämamøto should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as God-Jesus Yämamøto enters and sits on the couch.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: welcome back to this plane, Phil!
Dead Fred: told you na na na na na
Dr. Headphones: hi yammie
God-Jesus Yämamøto: oi
Dexter Fong: OI!!
Phil Austin: Dr. H. is new to me as is dedfred
God-Jesus Yämamøto: indeed
Dr. Headphones: fred: you're right, i'm wrong, what's my punishment?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: AI!!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Marvin Minsky!
Dexter Fong: DR H is Kend^
AKlokByAnyOtherName: what is the question?
Dr. Headphones: phil: i used to be "Ken" but on listening to an obscure "dear friends" piece, i liked this name
Phil Austin: thanks dex
Dead Fred: Well phil I am new to the chat but not new to your work I've enjoyed it for many years
God-Jesus Yämamøto: And as always, I'm me
Dexter Fong: DH: I liked Glaubner better
God-Jesus Yämamøto: xcept when I'm not
Phil Austin: do you remember which dear friends piece Dr. H. appears on?
Dr. Headphones: what?
Merlyn: hey phil, I was away for a bit
Phil Austin: Yamamoto, you devil, I see through your disquise
Dr. Headphones: phil: small animal administration, i think. i won't swear to that though
Phil Austin: Hi, Merlyn. Sorry I've been so outofcommunication lateley
AKlokByAnyOtherName: wow, that one was prophetic, hey?
Dr. Headphones: i haven't listened to it for a couple of weeks and you know all about the memory going....
Dexter Fong: DH: Correct, follows SAA when Procter has head phone trouble
God-Jesus Yämamøto: It's all a ruse
AKlokByAnyOtherName: and now, all those weasels are loose in Old Europe or Old Yeller or something
Phil Austin: The small animal administration building is right next to the two Dept. of redundancy buildings in DC
Merlyn: everyone's been out lately, pretty quiet in firesignvilleland
Phil Austin: damn quiet
Dexter Fong: Klok: I knew an old yeller once, he used to stand on the corner and shout all day
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Hey mid that, I'm a proud member of the anti-weasle defamation leauge
Dexter Fong: Sometimes he'd twist too
Dr. Headphones: there's a ferret living here, but he's caged most of the time
God-Jesus Yämamøto: And the Small Animal Liberation Front
Phil Austin: the last person to defame a weasal was Nathanial Hawthorne
||||||||| 9:39 PM: doctec jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Dr. Headphones: he made it wear a big red "W"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: we'll get those weasels in line sooner or later and policing those silly Iraqis
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc
Dr. Headphones: hi tom
doctec : hello
AKlokByAnyOtherName: evening DT
God-Jesus Yämamøto: AND the Burkino Faso Marsupial Abatement Program
God-Jesus Yämamøto: oi Doc
Phil Austin: Ahhhhh the doctor How's Lil doing?
doctec : here at lili's enjoying a ricotta pizza w/fresh tomatoes, perst & broccoli
Dr. Headphones: yam: i like that graphic on your site :)
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken: I have a gyro living here, but it's caged most of the time...
Dexter Fong: Yam: They still baiting those Marsupials?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: TY
Dr. Headphones: perst?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: You bet
doctec : hang on, lil will tell you herself in a moment
AKlokByAnyOtherName: ...give me those wiiiide open spaces... (the gyro likes Dixie Chicks & Sons of the Pioneers)
Phil Austin: would someone tell me yam's address?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: That Graphic's for sale
Dexter Fong: Snail or E, Phil?
Dr. Headphones: i had a wolfgang puck wood-fired vegetarian pizza last night. zucchini, tomato slices, asparagus. quite good even without meat
God-Jesus Yämamøto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com
Phil Austin: thanks yammie
Dr. Headphones: yam: i'm surprised you aren't "jesus retardo yamamoto" tonight :)
Dexter Fong: A meal without meat is like a date without sex
God-Jesus Yämamøto: fair warning, I have an unnatural obsession with roads
doctec : yes, he's the route man
AKlokByAnyOtherName: related 2 ricky retardo?
Phil Austin: Dr. H: one of the really stupid Austin family jokes has to do with Wolf Gangfuck's delicious products
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Uri Testakov in through the front door at 9:42 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dead Fred: Stealing them?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: God-Jesus is from Engrish.com
doctec : has the demise of route 666 been mentioned this evening?
Dr. Headphones: hi uri
Dexter Fong: Uri, Tovarich
AKlokByAnyOtherName has an obsession with Rocky Road himself
Uri Testakov: Hey
Dr. Headphones: lol, phil! i like that usage of the name
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Yes 666 has gone the way of the devil
Merlyn: www.engrish.com is in the Nightwhispers archives
AKlokByAnyOtherName: they couldn't keep signs on it, I read
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I noted it's official demise on my Interstate 40 junction list
Merlyn: Hey, you can now get klein bottle hats at www.kleinbottle.com
Uri Testakov: I've the 4th?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: gimme 2
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yeah, all those good christians just *had* to have a "666" sign
Merlyn: sorry, 2 will cause a local manifold singularity
doctec : oh btw cat will likely not be joining us here, had to catch a 6:30 ferry
God-Jesus Yämamøto: There is a pA and OH 666, so take heart
Dr. Headphones: klok: don't you mean rocky roccoco?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: The US 666 signs disapperaed rather rapidly
Phil Austin: Has anyone but me actually driven the Extraterrestrial Hiway in Nev.?
Dexter Fong: Doc: Cat told me he was gonna get drunk
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Me
Dr. Headphones: merlyn: intake or exhaust manifold?
Uri Testakov: She came in through the bathroom window...
Merlyn: I haven't
Dr. Headphones: never been in nevada myself
Dead Fred: nope
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Didn't see any Extra terrestrials, but saw a Flying Saucer on Bricks
Merlyn: zero-volume head manifold
doctec : yes, i think the plan was to drink a large quantity of cidre with a friend or two, then head out to the ferry
Merlyn: I've been to nevada, I should go back and visit my money
Dexter Fong: I love Vegas in the night time....hmmm it's always night time there
Uri Testakov: Garcia, the wheel
Dr. Headphones: yam: the ultimate mobile home :)
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Indeed
Uri Testakov: In the switchin' yard
Dr. Headphones: uri: what part of the ussr are you from?
Phil Austin: Nevada, the home of Reebus Canneblis and Horrible Knoribble and
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Phil: someone was standing by my bed one night and offered me a ride, but I said no. I was surprised I could talk. Lost my chance...
Uri Testakov: Sweden
doctec : able knavel?
Uri Testakov: Supplied Nazis
Merlyn: I'll take sweden (obligatory bob hope ref)
Dexter Fong: to the war effort?
doctec : for all it's worth?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: supplied everyone
Phil Austin: klok : it may have been old Skinose
Uri Testakov: May he rest in the arms of Phyllis Diller
Phil Austin: ski-nose
Dr. Headphones: she's not dead yet
Merlyn: but she's not dead yet
AKlokByAnyOtherName: looked grey to me, but then, in the dark, they all look the same...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Lili Lamont', just granted probation at 9:47 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dr. Headphones: hey lili
Dexter Fong: Hi Lili
Uri Testakov: We're cruising at an altitude of 50 feet
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yes, hi
Merlyn: diller should have played cruella de ville in the dalmatians movies
Uri Testakov: I like dill pickels
Dead Fred: she didn't?
Lili Lamont: Hi, Dex. Hi, Ken. You sure know how to make this confusing. I had to ask Doc, "Who the fuck is that?"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yeah, we're all using aliases tonight!
Dr. Headphones: phil: now that pickles are mentioned, what's the deal with firesign and pickles? they are *everywhere* in your stuff!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: except for those who aren't...
Lili Lamont: Hi, Phil. Good to see you on line when Doc and I are together and not half in the bag.
Merlyn: I'm really /bin/who
Uri Testakov: The captain keeps having to stop to put money in the parking meter...
Phil Austin: Dr. H: I thought it was only the one reference to pickles.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: time-honored comic tradition, isn't it? a running motif
Uri Testakov: Like Diller :)
Dexter Fong: Uri: Let me off in Harlem
Dr. Headphones: phil: i'm sure there are at least three, but i can't name them right now (national security and all that in an open channel)
Dead Fred: Arlo? Motor cycle
Phil Austin: Hi, Lil. O and I have been camping recently (east sierras) and we thought of you and the kid in Idaho years ago.
Lili Lamont: I don't know if I would ever want to see her run.
Merlyn: harlem ellison?
Uri Testakov: Gene Krupa
Lili Lamont: Diller, that is.
Dexter Fong: Merl: Harlem Elyseum
Phil Austin: is harlan ellison still active and around? Married to Phyllis D.?
Uri Testakov: Harlem, that is...
Lili Lamont: Yep, that kid in Idaho is now a woman in Canada. She turns 33 on Sunday.
Dexter Fong: Uri: Roy "Little Jazz"
Dr. Headphones: gene krupa and phillys diller were swedish nazi agents
Merlyn: harlan's still around, as far as I know
Phil Austin: Harlan Diller, the funniest sci/fi writer OF ALL TIME
Uri Testakov: Why's a duck?
Lili Lamont: Ducks are wise?
Dexter Fong: Who's a goose
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Mine are
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ellison used to show up on Tom Snyder show, looked alive -- check IMDB
God-Jesus Yämamøto: they line up all in a row
Phil Austin: ducks are wonderful people, and not just Daffy
Dexter Fong: Who's a-goose a-me
Merlyn: harlan's web site says he was at westercon in early july
Lili Lamont: They're motherly, without a doubt. It's fun to watch them adopt a lone duckling.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yes, liked those shows with Ellison,
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I can't relate to a creature when I'm thinking "lunch", Phil...
Uri Testakov: The bolsovicks built the railroad
Dr. Headphones: my dad went to school with a kid named donald duck. my ex knew a girl named penny dollar. some strange stuff out there in the name category
Uri Testakov: Jim High?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I know a Doctor Doctor
Dr. Headphones: i thought john henry built the railroad. please don't tell me that he was a commie
Lili Lamont: Sure, ther's W. for example.
Dead Fred: what kinda music you into Phil?
Phil Austin: there was a soft drink bottling company in Fresno called Donald Duck. I have a crate.
Dexter Fong: DH: Afraid he fell under the spell of Paul Robeson
Lili Lamont: The crate labeled that, or is it ful of D. D. soda?
Merlyn: Ellison is suing AOL for permitting copyright infringement of his work
Dr. Headphones sings "deep ribber..........."
Dexter Fong: Good!!!
Uri Testakov: 1973 GD - serious engineers - nice rig
AKlokByAnyOtherName: wow, a Willie Sutton approach if I ever heard one
Phil Austin: Dedfred: Lately, i'm listening to Los Lobos and some old Fabulous Thunderbird records; we've been listening to the olde Band records, too.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I recall Donadld Duck Orange Juice
Phil Austin: lil; dd soda
Uri Testakov: You look like blonde blue eyes?
Dr. Headphones: lili: what is perst? doc said you'd tell me
Dr. Headphones: uri: if they are blonde they can't be blue
Phil Austin: http://www.angelyne.com/
Dexter Fong: PHIL: oops, it's who's on perst
Uri Testakov: Wvvery Wise....
Lili Lamont: Is it good, Phil? I don't drink soda, except for tonic, and that's usually adulterated with gin or vodka. Not that this is a bad thing.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Adultery, Lili, THE SHAME!
Merlyn: she's running for gov.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: can't be too safe the way the water is these days, Lili
Uri Testakov: But first, a little Chi Chi...
Dexter Fong: Yam: Let he who is without an aduult cast the first ballot
Lili Lamont: The fun!
Dr. Headphones: hmmm. angelyne is a "special" friend of yours?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I have some surplus Butterfly Voting Machines
Uri Testakov: Let he who is not stoned resign the Presidency
AKlokByAnyOtherName: she wants to run things
Phil Austin: the reason i sent the Angelyne website is because my dear friend Noni who wrote the Hunchback of ND movie (with bob her husband) called tonight to tell us that Angelyne has just announced for governor of CA
Dr. Headphones: hey, could she be any worse at screwing the state?
Uri Testakov: You want Oooonna?
Dexter Fong: Phil: Who hasn't?
Phil Austin: lil: never tasted it, just have the old wood crate
Merlyn: but ahnold chickened out
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I should be Gov of CA
Uri Testakov: Yes, Anjian san
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Phil - she's been on TV for a week. I thought that was Old News, or was she just Schwartzeneggering?
Lili Lamont: Really! There was a great discussion of that on ATC this evening. I stream from KCRW, so I can catch all this stuff late.
Uri Testakov: Arianna & Aaaarnold
Merlyn: I'd like to be governor, but by that I mean that little 3-ball whirling deelybopper on steam engines
Dead Fred: only in america
Lili Lamont: Hey, Arianna is pretty entertaining.
Dexter Fong: Merl: lol
God-Jesus Yämamøto: That's a plus right there
Dr. Headphones: i like reading arianna more than listening to her
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yeah, if it comes down to those two, someone said that no one else will be able to understand what the candidates are saying
Phil Austin: I've actually seen Angelyne - in her pink thunderbird - twice.
Lili Lamont: I used to think she was just another Republican bitch, but she has seen the light.
Uri Testakov: Don't blame me if I think that we're not putting the world's best army to good use
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Lili - I think she has seen the Light a few too many times...
Merlyn: if ahnold were governor, it would be like queen victoria all over again
Dr. Headphones: uri: many of us think the same thing
Dexter Fong: Uri: Am I worried; no. Do I think you should be; yes.
Lili Lamont: They are being sacrificed for W.'s cronies. Makes me sick.
Phil Austin: I love the confluence of Arianna and Angelyne. Angelyarianna, the goddess of Republicans
Uri Testakov: Those Moscow girls really knock me out
AKlokByAnyOtherName: oh, you want to be the Centrifugal Governor! Well, that
Merlyn: the right wing would blench
Phil Austin: GW dreams of Angelyarianna
Dead Fred: LOL good one phil
AKlokByAnyOtherName: 's OK
Dexter Fong: Merl: I wanna be Lord Kitchner
God-Jesus Yämamøto: GW is lucky to have laura
Merlyn: I'd have a lot of inertia as governor, klok, it'll help keep me in office
Lili Lamont: Phil: I thought he dreamed of coke.
Uri Testakov: I'll Be Backs
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Lili Lamont: And alcohol. Pretzel, my ass. I'll bet he was half in the bag.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I was listening to Late Junction one night and they played a whole long set of Lod Kitchner. He's not bad atoll.
Phil Austin: Angelyanna lays out the lines for him
God-Jesus Yämamøto: He comes in bottles in this country
Uri Testakov: What this place is for...
Merlyn: ren & stimpy coming on
Dexter Fong: Hey!! I'm already parked, no running out for the Toad Away operation
AKlokByAnyOtherName: cartoon characters can't run, Merlyn
Uri Testakov: Gosh, whimpy, do you have the stuff?
Phil Austin: hey arnold is on nickledoean here on the western of coasts
Merlyn: as what?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Dex - does this presage a Major Event in NYC that we don't know about? The populace is fleaing?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I'm glad I log on here, I'd never know what's on Teevee
Uri Testakov: Or is this Ossman about 2000?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: you put another nickel in?
Phil Austin: I love Hey, Arnold. It has excellent music by a guy who was a famous Rand roll bass player, I think
Lili Lamont: Now that's frightening. He's influencing young kids. Not that they aren't aready completely corrupted and jaded and violent.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yes the populace is fleeing....to the Hamptons....it's August
Uri Testakov: Snuff, snuff.
Dr. Headphones: yam: pbs has "wide angle" on right now, but don't yet know what the show is
God-Jesus Yämamøto: ok
Dexter Fong: Phil: Rand bass player?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: What's Wide angle, then?
Lili Lamont: Dex: I can't afford the Hamptons. I'm still not working. This sucks.
Dr. Headphones: china tour, meeting the rich and the poor
AKlokByAnyOtherName: to watch dead cats wash up on $1M shorefronts? no thanks
Merlyn: oh, "hey arnold", I thought you meant "Hey, Arnold (S.) is on nick"
Uri Testakov: No, it doesn't.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Bubba's Brain into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:03 PM, then departs.
Phil Austin: I'm trying to remember his name.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Lili: Here's a quarter
Dr. Headphones: hi bubba
Bubba's Brain: Greetings, all.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: oi
Uri Testakov: So, will there be another 3 years of war?
Dexter Fong: LilI: I know...I'm sorry..I sympathize...it sucks...the world is going to hell in a hand basket
Dexter Fong: Hey Bub
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Let's see Rufus Reed?
Bubba's Brain: Only 3?
Lili Lamont: I'll take it, GJY. Now if only there were another million of you.
Uri Testakov: At least we're on a blog.
Dr. Headphones: 3 years? until the rich bastards have all the money and the poor bastards are all dead, there will be war
Phil Austin: What happened to DOCTEC? Does Lil have control of the keyboard
AKlokByAnyOtherName: did that weasel come out of his hole and see his shadow, Uri? I missed the Old Europe news
Dexter Fong: Yam: Rufus Reed a great bass player?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Excellent
Phil Austin: It's jim something
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Hmmm
Dexter Fong: Jim see, Fong
Uri Testakov: This is Walter..
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I knew Jazz a lot better in my radio daze
Dr. Headphones: i went to gym high school with a bunch of guys named "jim"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: in my experience, women always take control, in time
Lili Lamont: Dex, did you see the letter responding to the NYT magazine a few weeks ago with a bunch of overfed kids wearing W t-shirts? this guy said, "My country went to hell, and all I got wa this lousy t-shirt."
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I went to Jim High School
Uri Testakov: Me too!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I like the "I got sent to Iraq to find WMD and all I found was..."
Dexter Fong: Lili: No, but I know how he feels
Lili Lamont: Phil: Doc gave this to me. He's here now.
doctec : lili and i are sharing the same computer. it's a tag team thing.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Kinky
Dexter Fong: Dunesbury has been wonderful the last couple weeks with..."The Secretary of Defense interviews Hinself"
Dr. Headphones: klok: i really liked the pic you sent "one weekend a month my ass!"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: sounds fun, DT, Lili!
Merlyn: Spinal Tap religious reference; the Ten Commandments that Judge Moore put in the Alabama supreme court actually go up to eleven!
doctec : she's gonna watch the new bravo show 'queer eye for the straight guy'
Uri Testakov: Bad food and bad people... Waylon?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with mrmuckle close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:07 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dr. Headphones: merl: #11 is "thou shalt not marry someone of your own sex"
God-Jesus Yämamøto: oi
Dexter Fong: Merl: Extra credit for piety
doctec : klok: believe me, it's fun!
Bubba's Brain: saw that on NBC last week -- pretty funny.
Dr. Headphones: hey muckle
Dexter Fong: Hi MM
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yeah, it's famous now, Ken. Also the Google search for Weapons of Mass Destruction page is growing a real cornucopia of anti-war merchandise
Phil Austin: muck, dude
mrmuckle: hi, y'all. And a special Howdy to PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Headphones: time for more drugs here, be back in a few
doctec : thou shalt not blast thy neighbor with rap music blaring out of 500watt speakers in the dead of night
AKlokByAnyOtherName: must prepare fud, er, food
Uri Testakov: Kurt Ericson, Austin (no resemblence)
Merlyn: OK, who thinks george bush will completely screw up the federal marriage law he wants, and it turns out to be illegal to marry someone who's the same sex as anyone else?
Dexter Fong: Now be careful Mr Muckle honey, look out for that PJ Proby wine display
Uri Testakov: Leather, you like?
mrmuckle: PA: sounds as if you've had a good summer so far
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Doc: can I still play SKA and Punk at earsplitting levels? And what about Maria Callas?
Phil Austin: muck: so far so good.
doctec : merl: i wouldn't put it past him...
mrmuckle: Cain't beat that
doctec : ska ad punk only until 8pm. then cut over to callas until 10pm.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: ok
Dexter Fong goes afk for a minute or 2 for alcohol
Uri Testakov: Bll Payne & whoever forever
Dr. Headphones: firesign can be played all night ;)
mrmuckle: 'scuse me a minit whilst I stuff a bowl.....
doctec gets his nearly-depleted vodka tonic
Dead Fred: Will be played all night
Bubba's Brain: Its got a beat, and you can dance to it....
Uri Testakov: Here on the Get Your Money channel...
Dr. Headphones: anyone besides me listening to the weekend (sat&sun) firesign broadcasts on the internet?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: This group is great, I don't have to drink or watch teeve. Others can do it for me
Uri Testakov: You have.... Merlin!
doctec will have to cut over to gin, the vodka bottle was depleted with the last drink
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I'm waiting on broadband
Dead Fred: DH got the link too late this week will listen this week end
Bubba's Brain: I'm just waiting on a broad, Y, any broad.
mrmuckle: AAHHHHHH!!!
Dr. Headphones: oh, the tragedy of being forced to drink gin...the devil's drink of choice
God-Jesus Yämamøto: As am I
doctec : dr. jawn turned me on to teton glacier vodka back in like '98 or so... couldn't find it in the area again after that - until recently :) :) :)
Dexter Fong back, fully liquored
doctec : yammy: no one waits on broadband
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Can't squeeze any juice outta that limey
Dead Fred: serve your self?
doctec : the bits scream through your pc like nobody's bizniz
Dr. Headphones: when i was in air force, i played in the 589th af broadband (we marched 8 across)
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I have to wait to get erm "Serviced"
doctec : phil: finally got some face time with ossman at the mark time awards, we had a very nice chat
God-Jesus Yämamøto: by 6th Aug
Dexter Fong: DH: I Heard you guys were really down loaded
Bubba's Brain: Wasn't the "Go Go's" a broad-band?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Heavy Metal: a big brass section
Dr. Headphones: dex: i have a cassette tape of us *somewhere* with a broken leader. if i ever get it fixed, i'll burn to cd
mrmuckle: I prefer being up loaded
God-Jesus Yämamøto: BB-Mixed
doctec : our lips are sealed
Dead Fred: we got the beat
mrmuckle: Yeah - that Crazy Glue is bad stuff
Uri Testakov: Summer's just around the corner
Dead Fred: the epoxy is murder
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I ignored 80's music mostly
doctec was once a member of the thin-tie set ... when he was in a 'new wave' band that almost but didn't quite make it out of the county
Uri Testakov: Yes
Bubba's Brain: You didn't miss much, Y.
Dr. Headphones: rip sam phillips today
God-Jesus Yämamøto: So I've been told
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Bummer on Sam Phillips
Uri Testakov: in her white vail
Dexter Fong: Ken: Sam Phillips of Sun records kacked it?
mrmuckle: except for Oingo Boingo, the 80's purty much sucked music-wise
doctec : i heard from our lead singer that 3 months after we broke up, someone from ploygram called him wondering if we were interested in pursuing a deal (he and another band member had delivered our ep to them at their nyc offices 9 months earlier)
Dr. Headphones: yep, dex. 80 y/o, pneumonia
Bubba's Brain: RIP Sam Phillips, Long Live Rock N' Roll!
Uri Testakov: Carry On
mrmuckle: and Talking Heads!
doctec : polygram!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: big obits all ovr, Dex
doctec : ...but by then it was too late
Dr. Headphones: doc: i want poly grams of some GOOD stuff
doctec : only a lad
mrmuckle: make that Pounds!
Dr. Headphones: pounds? i don't like that british money
mrmuckle: only a lad was a great tune
doctec : was just playng fear of music in the car the other day, one of my faves of that era
Dead Fred: I played the 80s band gig every bar in town
Uri Testakov: Make that throwing rocks and bottles at people with loaded M-16s
AKlokByAnyOtherName: at one time, it actually was a pound of silver...a long, long, time ago (in a country far, far away...)
Dead Fred: I learned far more about drinking then playing
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I was into Reggae a lot in the 80's and dub weirdness
Uri Testakov: Screw the congress-nixon
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, phil, merl, and lili are all fading together. could there be something happening we shouldn't know about?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yeah, Lord Kitchener!
Dexter Fong: Ken: Saw interesting PBS thing about Sun records...SP was kind of an asshole, but not totally
Dead Fred: did the reggae as well
Phil Austin: I'm going to the kitchen and away from the computer for awhile. The blonde babe is chopping vegetables. Back in a while. Vodka here, by the way, mixed with grapefruit juice.
doctec : japan's last album 'china' was their best - after pretty much trying to follow in duran duran's path, they realized they were getting nowhere and had decided to break up but had one more album to make to fulfill the contractual obligation
God-Jesus Yämamøto: coffee
Dr. Headphones: go, enjoy, phil
mrmuckle: --Political Comment -- I propose that Dubya be sent to Baghdad to personally repair their sewer systems
Uri Testakov: Like your music, Ah, Clem
Merlyn: ok, see you a bit later
AKlokByAnyOtherName: ice tea
God-Jesus Yämamøto: yes
Dexter Fong: Drink up Phil
doctec : so they decided to make the album their way, on their own terms
AKlokByAnyOtherName: plus the juice of an entire lime, on the rocks
Dr. Headphones: muckle: sounds good to me, since he's full of shit anyway
Dexter Fong: 'cause tommorow you may be down
doctec : it really shows
||||||||| At 10:21 PM, Bubba's Brain vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
mrmuckle: 10-4, Elanor!
Dexter Fong: I knew the Nino would predict that
Dr. Headphones: the reaper has been absent so far tonight
doctec departs briefly to refresh his drink
Dead Fred: doc what was the band
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Indeed
Dexter Fong: DH: He's on vacation in Iowa, wheat harvest you know
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Indeed
God-Jesus Yämamøto: bah
Dexter Fong: blah? oi!!!
mrmuckle: BRB - must recycle some beer (Heiniken, when released from the bladder, becomes Coors............
God-Jesus Yämamøto: That was supposed to be EL Nino to you, pla
God-Jesus Yämamøto: al
Dexter Fong: MM: That good eh?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: ack
AKlokByAnyOtherName: DF - The Actuals, I think
Dead Fred: thanks
Dr. Headphones: i have the cd by them :)
Dexter Fong: Yam, ple ont ay hat?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: yes
AKlokByAnyOtherName: they didn't make a CD, Ken ;-)
Dexter Fong: o!
Dead Fred: hows it sound
Dr. Headphones: klok: they sure did, i have it right here in my hand
Dexter Fong: Klok: The Magic of A/D transfers
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Tom made that CD, I think
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Tom's SUPPOSED to make ME a CD :)
Dr. Headphones: yes, if you want to get doc technical about it
AKlokByAnyOtherName: He might be kind of busy...
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Hey! Where is CAT???!
Dexter Fong: Yam: Better, you'd like he made you DC?
Uri Testakov: Satire is the soul of democracy. Well, at least Mort Sahl.
God-Jesus Yämamøto turns into a CD
Dexter Fong: Klok: Cat is away tonight
Dr. Headphones: yam: substantial penalty for early withdrawal
God-Jesus Yämamøto: No, AC only here
Dexter Fong: He's playing
Dead Fred: didn't he play piano?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: A ball of yarn, and he's happy
Dead Fred: oh Satee
Uri Testakov: This ain't Soviet. Well, except for the other guys.
Dexter Fong: Yam: AC digitally transfered becomes CA
Dexter Fong: Fer Sure
God-Jesus Yämamøto will catch it for that: Karma will be jüted
Dexter Fong: Jarma will be colted
Uri Testakov: Oh! My nose!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Computer Associates? Aren't they in enough trouble?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Who ISN'T in trouble
doctec is back, drink in hand
Dexter Fong: Klok: Too much trouble is my business, and there's too much troublwe right now
God-Jesus Yämamøto: The economy is getting better
Dr. Headphones: lol, yam!
God-Jesus Yämamøto: any minute now
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Our Brave Leader has seen to that only Too Well, Dex
Uri Testakov: E Pluribus U
Dr. Headphones: yamamoto fleischer, asst. press secretary
God-Jesus Yämamøto: where have we heard that BEFORE
Dexter Fong: Yam: Reduced to giggling
Dead Fred: HEE
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I want a president who isn't a fucking rerun
AKlokByAnyOtherName: That's right, Yam, but pretty soon, there won't be anyone to buy all the stuff from the highly-profitable businesses whose "economy" is getting better
God-Jesus Yämamøto: and a low rent one at that
Dead Fred: reruns running?
doctec : i'm getting nervous, lots of stories in the news today about how economy is improving - if companies start hiring again before the election next year, bush will be a shoo-in (very depressing thought)
Dr. Headphones: dean? gephardt? kucinich? graham?
Uri Testakov: Eating an Indians heart waouldn't be something Christ would do...
Dr. Headphones: yes, doc, it scares me too
Dexter Fong: Hey! It's offivisl....Nixon was behin the watergate breakin
Dexter Fong: official
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Dean=McGovern 2k4 I fear
Uri Testakov: wouldn't
Dr. Headphones: uri: funny line, but you didn't chant it, you sang
doctec : film at 11?
Dexter Fong: John Dean = Maureen McGovern
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken: does it matter? Pick the one everyone else is picking and vote the bozo out before the place implodes. Even the conservative Republicans are worried about our brave leader...
Dr. Headphones: dex: you watch the "watergate at 30" special on pbs last night? good show
Uri Testakov: The Guaranteed Annual Year!
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I thought so
doctec : one organism one vote
Dexter Fong: DH: Thank you
Uri Testakov: McCain is an SOB. Senator.
Uri Testakov: Wrong senator.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: That's right, we get one of those in the new legislation. It's based on the incredibly simple Mayan Calendar...
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Ya know, the current mes we're in is due to unrestrained liberalisim
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I blame LBJ
Dexter Fong: Uri: They're all SOBs but one of them is *our* SOB
AKlokByAnyOtherName: SOB and Senator is redundant, Uri
Dr. Headphones: compassionate conservatives are only compassionate to other conservatives
Uri Testakov: I blame myself.
doctec : yeah me too
Dead Fred: let's eat
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Compassionate Conservative; by the oxymoron for the oxymoron
Uri Testakov: Eat or be Eaten?
Dexter Fong: DH: Compassionate conservatives are compassionate, very conservatively
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i am so depressed it's hard to even care
doctec : do i recall that the mayan calendar is due to run out in 2012?
Dead Fred: got any groot clusters
Uri Testakov: Say Ahhhhh......
doctec : be afwaid, be vewy afwaid ... huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh
Dr. Headphones: doc: yes, dec. 21, the winter solstice
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i was thinking more of just how it works, DT, it's bloody confusing
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I have some rabbit pellets
Dexter Fong tickles Klok under his chin, and says "Cheer up, little buddy".
mrmuckle: BUSH IN '04 - FOUR MORE WARS!!!
doctec : the winter of our discontent
Uri Testakov: Let's stand him on his head...
||||||||| 10:33 PM: bottles jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: LOL, MrM
Dr. Headphones: hi bottles
God-Jesus Yämamøto: When the Calendar runs out, a great 16 Ton weight will drop on somebody
doctec : so we've basically got 9 more years before all hell breaks loose - literally
bottles: hi boys
AKlokByAnyOtherName: or, as the Wal-Mart down the street had a sign, "Now is the discount of our Winter Tents", Doc
doctec : yammy: lol
Uri Testakov: Did someone say billetts?
Dr. Headphones: yam: on tenn. ernie ford
God-Jesus Yämamøto: and whadday ya get?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Doc - I think, somehow, the Mayans may have been off by nearly a decade ;-)
doctec : klok: those marketing geniuses - what will they think of next
Dr. Headphones: another day older and deeper in debt
Uri Testakov: Well, show him up!
mrmuckle: Ahh, he's no fun. He fell right over...
Dead Fred: Saint Peter!!
bottles: bush..... and his take on voodoo economics
doctec : so it's more like 2012 ... give or take ...
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I'll sell the movie Rights to the end of the woirld. What a block buster
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ah, well, DT, probably, "Let's move all our production to China" or something brilliant like that
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Klok: Already did that
Dr. Headphones: doc: good book by terrence mckenna explains it all. i'll go see if i can find it to give you title. brb
doctec : take the m out of m.a.d.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: on this stage only...the Hydrogen Bomb!
doctec : ken: i have that book
doctec : the something-or-other revival
God-Jesus Yämamøto: We're gonna run out of froggy native ppl to exploit
Dexter Fong goes toward the restroom
Uri Testakov: Hydro Dynamic Atomoic trojan
doctec : pretty interesting stuff that mckenna guy put forth
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Why the hell do you think we're in Liberia, Yam? Looking for Saddam? WMD?
doctec : Hydro Dynamic Atomoic trojan man?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: setting up Nike factories?
Uri Testakov: You in Liberia?
Dr. Headphones: doc: "the invisible landscape". first part explains how dna under the influence of different chemicals tunes, filters, amplifies outside influences to become "thoughts"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Hi kids! Put down those AK-47s, 'cause we're going to show you how to make...SOCCER BALLS!
doctec : ah
doctec : thx dr h
Dr. Headphones: second half goes into analysis of i ching and how it predicts the end
Uri Testakov: No automoto trojans here.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: You're too young to think about Balls Beaulah Belle
Dr. Headphones: i recommend it "highly"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I'm just worried that this is Only The Beginning, Ken
Uri Testakov: We gonna take turns.
doctec : yeah mckenna kinda picked up where leary left off
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Gonna have to
bottles: not responsible... park and lock it!!
Dr. Headphones: klok: as old as i am, i probably won't see the end or the beginning
Uri Testakov: Guess who's turn it is now?
bottles: guess who's toin it is now ?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I was always leery of Leary
doctec : we take drugs seriously in our household...
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I think this IS the Beginning, Ken
Dr. Headphones: bottles: your toin?
Dead Fred: he looked timmith to me
Uri Testakov: I was always Marx bros
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i just said no to drugs
Dr. Headphones: yam: he's out of this world, man
doctec : yammy: you and the vast majority of the straight world... and the not-so-straight world
bottles: I never left ...
God-Jesus Yämamøto: These days, you need Serious Drugs
doctec : although he really embraced the internet and tech in his final years
bottles: powerful gasoline
Dexter Fong: "returns both roomy and rested
Uri Testakov: I just say no to commies from Rhiad
Dr. Headphones: i'se red pills, and he's poiple pills. we's the pills brothers :)
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Really, he was okay. He was a seeker
bottles: a clean windshield
doctec : i was having fun poking through www.diggers.com recently
Dead Fred: those serious drugs are to serious for me
bottles: and a shoe shine
doctec : nice archival site
Dead Fred: got any uppers
Dr. Headphones: $100 shine?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: why does everyone have to come to terms with technology? why can't they just ignore it?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: That would just put me on a bummer
bottles: the eggs , General?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I looked at the Last Whole Earth Catalogue and got depressed
Dead Fred: ah pass the eggs
doctec : oops - www.diggers.org, not .com!!!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i just want a job that will put me in Beemer
Uri Testakov: They're all around us...
Dr. Headphones: klok: lots of amish around here, they drive their horse/buggy right up to pizza hut and eat processed food
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Tradja the Amish for the Hasidim
mrmuckle: This has all happened before, but the planet was bigger. Then they blew it into tiny pcs - and here we are again...
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yeah, but they process it pretty much the same way, all that German sausage and cheese and such
Dexter Fong: DH: Aren't there a couple of shakers working in the cocktail bat?
doctec : palm? handspring?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: I have a tungsten
Dead Fred: dwarf maple
Dr. Headphones: don't cut down that dwarf maple, hand me the chainsaw
AKlokByAnyOtherName: LOL, Dex
Uri Testakov: Would you like a little catch up with that, governor?
Dexter Fong: ...adn Giant sequoia
mrmuckle: what a concept - a tungsten dwarf maple
doctec : how about 500 down and a 36 month contract?
bottles: they think he is insane.......yet he outranks them.....
Uri Testakov: Goring...........
bottles: his option?
bottles: Command!
Dead Fred: you heard it here first
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yep, that's GW, bottles. Exactly what all the troops in Iraq say...
Dr. Headphones: nothing is optional, it's all compulsory
Dexter Fong: Doc: 32 months of catractions...I don't thnik so
Dexter Fong: Aurgg
Dead Fred: compulsary option features
AKlokByAnyOtherName: speak Chinglish, troop!
Dead Fred: and crome fender dents
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Compulsive Action Figures
Dexter Fong: Gimme two if they're available
bottles: watch the compusory news
mrmuckle: well, the Bush administration has been everything but boring
Dr. Headphones: sorry, only one per costumer
AKlokByAnyOtherName has been fighting with an SMC router and wireless adapter for a week now
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Want to? You Have to!
Dead Fred: G I don't know
Dexter Fong: MM: Yah think? =)))))))))))
Dr. Headphones: klok: put it in a head lock
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Faux news. Fair and Balanced. We distort, you comply
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Klok: Take em to the Bolt-odromne
mrmuckle: ;-)
Dead Fred: distort me baby
doctec is fading fast - major office work project finally launched, celebrated a little too much last night, dragging ass all day
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'llanwydd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:45 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dr. Headphones: hi llanie
God-Jesus Yämamøto: oi
AKlokByAnyOtherName: poor DT - leave us for the ministrations of darling Lili, please
llanwydd: evenin folks
doctec : have to make it through one more day & can rest & relax this weekend
Dexter Fong: Hey Ilan
bottles: and all i can do is go round in this tin box!
Uri Testakov: You could be home by now...
Merlyn: hey llanowar
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Faux news is entertaining: Stupid Ppl's Circus, that
llanwydd: whut's the topik
AKlokByAnyOtherName: go for it, Doc
mrmuckle: It's in the water!
doctec : lili says she's done for too - i think we're gonna all crash early tonight
Dexter Fong: Hey Bottles =))
Dead Fred: merging buses..
doctec : thanks for the insurrection
doctec : and back to your game
Dr. Headphones: doc: check the air bags before the crash :) g'nite to both of you
Uri Testakov: You could be holmes by now...
AKlokByAnyOtherName: enjoy your evening, DT
doctec : 'whoa nelly!!!!'
bottles: hey dexter..
doctec : thanks all - nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
Dexter Fong: Who's leabin'?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: You Could be Homeless bty now
Dead Fred: night night
||||||||| doctec rushes off, saying "10:47 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dr. Headphones: you have to YELL at dex, he's hard of herring
llanwydd: testing
Dexter Fong: DT , I guess
God-Jesus Yämamøto: what?
Uri Testakov: Drop a doll on my daughter
||||||||| "Hey Lili Lamont!" ... Lili Lamont turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:47 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: ken: WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dead Fred: say what
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Eh?
Merlyn: hard of herring?
mrmuckle: he said he dropped a dog on his dollar
Uri Testakov: It's Y 2 K!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: sounds like a commie to me!
Merlyn: stop floundering around
Dead Fred: the herrings are read all ready
Dexter Fong: Only a fkuje Merl
bottles: jeeeezzzzzz
Dexter Fong: fluke]
Uri Testakov: Isn't that a whale sign?
Dead Fred: thier all reddy?
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Getting SWEDISH on us?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: no, Uri, it's Y 2 K + 3, you're having a nightmare. Solve for Z
Dead Fred: Helen Reddy song
mrmuckle: dex: I thot you suddenly became Scandenavian
llanwydd: I see Phil's name. Is he still here?
Dr. Headphones: three variables in one equation? not possible
Dexter Fong: ---->Whales this way
Dr. Headphones: llan: he's in the kitchen
Uri Testakov: Love the 1 you're with...
mrmuckle: Phil went to the kitchen/dinner
Dead Fred: stills loved every onee
Dexter Fong: MM: No, just inebriated
AKlokByAnyOtherName: he's supervising his SO with a chopper, Ilan.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Klok: Z is an irrational number.
mrmuckle: (hic!)
llanwydd: making groat cakes?
Uri Testakov: Oh, dear. Kitchner is cooking dinars again.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:50 PM, dragging Bunnyboy by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: only if your Smith chart is done wrong, Yam
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fong:
AKlokByAnyOtherName: evenin' Bun
Dexter Fong: Hey Bun
bottles: 970btu= 212 water to 212 steam
Bunnyboy: Phil's RED! Wha' Hoppen?
Dexter Fong: Bottles: Gimme two!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: only at see level, bottles
llanwydd: I used to know what btu meant
Dexter Fong: Bun: He farted
bottles: at 14.7 psia
God-Jesus Yämamøto: British Thermal Units
Uri Testakov: Jimmy three and I'll buy you an ale.
Dr. Headphones: hey bunny
mrmuckle: I hoid on da noos dat John Poindexter is leaving da Pentagram
AKlokByAnyOtherName: it's Old Europe think, Ilan. Don't worry about it now
AKlokByAnyOtherName: It's now FTU: FREEDOM thermal units
Dr. Headphones: muck: YEAH!
Dexter Fong: MM: Yep, the devil took him
AKlokByAnyOtherName: the real question to ask is How did he get in?? mrM
Uri Testakov: Canada will come to the rescue. Just wait and see.
Dr. Headphones: now we have to work on wolfie, pearlie and rummy
mrmuckle: and good riddance
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Don't forget DICK
AKlokByAnyOtherName: How can .ca help, Uri? It's full of weasels
Dexter Fong: MM: Don't respond to kolK,
Dr. Headphones: uri: yep, they are already messing with our sacred marriage contracts
Dead Fred: We're to stoned to help signed Canada
llanwydd: isn't it "be thou unknowing?"
mrmuckle: I know how they all got in. and the Supremes should be jailed for life
bottles: 1 btu= 1lb water/1deg f/
AKlokByAnyOtherName: the junta is planning to be in there longer than Burma's, Ken
Dr. Headphones: well, at least the chief, thomas, and scalia. they are my least favorites
Dexter Fong: Fred: Canada's official language is "Sign Language"
Bunnyboy: Aw, darn. They pulled the pic of the Resident from comcast.net, the photo that should him with palms facing his head, headlining his "real" marriage theories.
Uri Testakov: Canada. The English who left US. Ooooops.
Dead Fred: Im Canadian Very Canadian
Dr. Headphones: bottles: why the engineering formulae tonight?
llanwydd: "bite the ukelele
Bunnyboy: 3 captions for the Res's pic:
mrmuckle: 1btu= 1/2 lb butter/nutmeg/2 carrots
bottles: just because
Uri Testakov: Which province?
Bunnyboy: 1) The Resident adjusts his blinders
bottles: hehehehehe
Dead Fred: Ontario
AKlokByAnyOtherName: BB - is that guy trying to get elected by all 3 people who still agree with him or what? I've got a bad feeling that the 2004 election will be "postponed for security reasons"
Dr. Headphones: bottles: it makes as much sense as some of the rest of us :)
Dexter Fong: sheesh
Uri Testakov: Love Quebec. Which city?
Bunnyboy: 2) The Resident uses his (patent-protected) Residential X-Ray vision, looking for "violators".
Dead Fred: Toronto
Dr. Headphones: klok: that sounds like a coup to me. can't happen here...or can it?
bottles: postponed for security
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ah, the SARS capital of the world!
llanwydd: I'm about 100 miles from Montreal
Uri Testakov: So, you speak two languages badly?
Dead Fred: Where are you Uri
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken: look at the pictures -- who is running the country?
Dexter Fong: This is Wlater
Uri Testakov: Austin
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ilan.: that should be far enough
Dexter Fong: or Walter
Dead Fred: Just one but very badly
llanwydd: lol
mrmuckle: Klok: U cud be right, with the Supreme Ct and newly-trained civil troops
bottles: walter
AKlokByAnyOtherName: or, if you're Republican or NRA, Walther...
Uri Testakov: Je suis.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: To bed I must go.
God-Jesus Yämamøto: Later all
||||||||| God-Jesus Yämamøto runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's God-Jesus Yämamøto?! It's 10:57 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Dead Fred: Night yam
AKlokByAnyOtherName: nite Yam
mrmuckle: gunnite
Dexter Fong: Klok: You are AK all right
llanwydd: nite
Bunnyboy: 3) "I don't understand how they...ehrm, well..." "Oh, of course you do, George! You were a frat brother. Remember 'Barrel Nite"? Of course you don't..."
Dexter Fong: Night Yammie
AKlokByAnyOtherName: let me remember, what is that motto on their license plates?
Uri Testakov: Fun with Firesign.. Next time. Just having fun, CANADA
Dead Fred: Austin hot this time of year?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: he seemed pretty laid back to me, Fred
Dexter Fong: ...and as our special defendant....Cat
Bunnyboy: If Tacoma is like Seattle (and it is...sorta), it's been HOT.
Dead Fred: Oh was defense needed?
mrmuckle: I'm in Olympia, and its been Hell!
Dr. Headphones: been warm here, but only above 90 once (so far)
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Seattle smells better; Tacoma, you have to have the wind just right...
Dexter Fong: Frd: Not needed, but obligatory
AKlokByAnyOtherName: if you're in Olympia, that's redundant
Bunnyboy: cat programmed for Canadian defense!
mrmuckle: No - they closed the 2 "plants" that stank up the air
Dr. Headphones: if canadian, then it's "defence" with a "c"
Bunnyboy: muck: Olympia? Really, wow...
Dead Fred: We need to be a bit defensive these days it seems but were too stoned
AKlokByAnyOtherName: that's good, mrm. how about the aluminium schmelters?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Ken: well "Colour me embarred"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: he was one of their two programmers? I'm impressed!
Dr. Headphones: catherwood is back to being regular (thank you ex-lax)
llanwydd: Catherwood got it right again!
Dead Fred: damn bells
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken, you're right! Amazing.
Dexter Fong: Fred: Are you a guvmint spottin' sgrnt? You can't br too dtoned
Dr. Headphones: i'm not always right, but i'm NEVER wrong
Dexter Fong: actully, I think you can be
Dead Fred: no just a regular narc
mrmuckle: WHO's stew toned???
Dr. Headphones: two-toned. tan lines showing
AKlokByAnyOtherName: depends on the value range on your address space, Dex
Dead Fred: were can I get value range marg
AKlokByAnyOtherName: it's in the object properties, usually, unless you're subclassing something
mrmuckle: ---must disappear 4 awhile and cook some dinners......
Dr. Headphones: i've got an electric range. 110-120 rms volts, a/c
AKlokByAnyOtherName: say hi to all the dinars
Dead Fred: I sub class everything. yup skipped ever one
llanwydd: cook one for me
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i have an eclectric range - it's always an argument to get something cooked
bottles: not untill free hands on both sides of the big ditch can press the same button at the same time
Bunnyboy: I gotta go tend to wife and dog. Have a wunnerful evening, yez all.
Dr. Headphones: free armenia!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: nite BB
Dr. Headphones: later, bun
Dead Fred: bye bun
Dexter Fong: nIGHT bUN
llanwydd: nite bunny
Merlyn: nite bb
Dexter Fong: BLIMEY!!!
Dr. Headphones: dAMN tHAT cAP lOCK kEY!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: no, we don't blame you
Dead Fred: how do we get to the other side
||||||||| "Hey Bunnyboy!" ... Bunnyboy turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:06 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: thANk YoU KeNd6
Dr. Headphones: fred: catch a ride on the porridge bird
AKlokByAnyOtherName: we are on the other side, dFred
bottles: you aint got no friends on your left
Dead Fred: thick
Dr. Headphones: only to 10, bottles
Dead Fred: you aint got no brains on your right you're right
Dead Fred: hound dog
AKlokByAnyOtherName: in fact, we're on side 9 of the multi-dimensional whasis we're in
Dr. Headphones: oops, wrong pre-programmed response :)
bottles: poon tang
Dead Fred: hound dog
llanwydd: anybody know the answer to the porridge bird riddle, by the way?
Dexter Fong goes in search of water
Dead Fred: nope what's a riddle
Dr. Headphones: llan: the question refers to "his egg" which is anatomically impossible
llanwydd: I thought I was the only one who guessed it
AKlokByAnyOtherName: if it's a real, physical egg
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bone-E-Boi inside, makes a note of the time (11:09 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
AKlokByAnyOtherName: it could be an Easter Egg
Dr. Headphones: if it's a metaphysical egg, then we need to research it further
Dr. Headphones: hi boney
Dead Fred: eggs for industry
Bone-E-Boi: I was in the bathroom. I missed everything. What a mess.
bottles: i was but a meer prat...
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Uri Testakov - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: I had a meerprat once
llanwydd: but is there even a porridge bird?
Dr. Headphones: ah, the reaper rears its ugly scythe
Dead Fred: sounds sticky to me
AKlokByAnyOtherName: we can bring you up to speed. we invaded Iraq and won. went 180º in wrong direction. better luck next time, the Saudis say
bottles: hi... i'm Joe beets
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i know, it beats me too, but our Brave Leader will find a way out. Not sure about us...
llanwydd: meerprat sounds like an Indian name
Dr. Headphones: ah, joe beets. you're red for sure (damn commie)
AKlokByAnyOtherName: probably pickled by now...
Dr. Headphones: and i'm a marxist (groucho, of course)
Dead Fred: that's my pickle
bottles: more sugar...... and that free mule
Dexter Fong returns with H2O only slightly adulterated with alcohol
AKlokByAnyOtherName: i didn't know gauchos were commies...
Dr. Headphones: dex: just to kill the residual amoeba, i'm sure
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:12 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs bottles by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dexter Fong: Klok: Groucho Marx was certainly a commie
AKlokByAnyOtherName: n.b. much better to have alcohol only slightly adulterated with dihydrogen oxide
Dead Fred: you bet your life
Dr. Headphones: klok: you sure on that name? i thought it was monohydrogen hydroxide
Dexter Fong: Thank you Dr. Valence
llanwydd: Phil must be cooking something fancy
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Dex - but he was a member of the Old School
Dr. Headphones: that's LIBERTY valence to you!
Dead Fred: thought it was agnis moorehead
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken - stay away from that stuff! It'll bleach you hair white!
Dexter Fong: Klok: You ,ezm he was s Boyer?
Dr. Headphones: what hair?
Dexter Fong: Those Boyers in the Woods
Dr. Headphones: dex: lay off the water, you can't even get your fingers on the right keys ;)
AKlokByAnyOtherName forgot Ken lost his punk wig at the last Lollapalooza
Dead Fred: how much are those Boyers in the window
AKlokByAnyOtherName: at least five Charles I, I think
Dexter Fong: Ken: Hah! I'm in your riont dii akreasy
AKlokByAnyOtherName: his key matrix decoder is dropping bits! look out, it's going to blow!
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, where did i put that secret decoder ring???
Dexter Fong: BTW>>>> you've just seen an examplen of "Sction" typing
AKlokByAnyOtherName: remember Ken, you don't need it anymore!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: BTW, anyone who wants to see encryption done badly only needs to look at wireless connections. Kiss your privacy goodbye!
Dexter Fong: Good byePrivate "C"
Dr. Headphones: -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
AKlokByAnyOtherName: damn right
Phil Austin: austin's back
Dr. Headphones: hQEOA0fCfb4VSDpZEAP/Q0MDpqteWqSPOcl78I/f+I+BCpywRFNY1lGRei9fYdT+
Merlyn: hey phil
Dead Fred: hey phil
Dexter Fong: Turn around
llanwydd: Howdy Phil
Dexter Fong: Ken: I read you 4X4
Phil Austin: dinner was excellent, but I think we've probably lost the east coast during it's course
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Ken - you can't control access to your PC! They can break the encryption and then the dinky Windows passwords and all your stuff is an open book...
Dexter Fong: I'm pretty east
Merlyn: All the riffraff left
AKlokByAnyOtherName: I'm sorry it didn't agree with you, Phil
Dr. Headphones: klok: with the wireless you're using?
Phil Austin: klok: fill me in. who's 'they'?
Dexter Fong: west too for that matter
AKlokByAnyOtherName: AHEM, I'm more East than you are, Dex
Dr. Headphones: merl: not all--i'm still here :)
Bone-E-Boi: Who is (mrmuckle)? Mr. Muckle appeared in "It's a Gift." A W.C. FIelds film.
llanwydd: We met in New York City, Phil. April 2, 1981
Dead Fred: I got north
Dexter Fong: (speaking through clenched jaw) "Quite so, old man
Phil Austin: llan: Philadelphia, I believe, was some night club. correct?
AKlokByAnyOtherName: Phil - miscreants. Wireless encryption falls in about 4 hours of brute force attack. Windows passwords not much longer, maybe trivial.
Phil Austin: I remember a club that had a second balcony over the stage
llanwydd: after the show at Town Hall
Dexter Fong: ...from high atop Philadelphia, it's the big band sounds of little Rchards small band
Phil Austin: Oh, Town Hall. Yes. in NYC. Pardon my Phil. reminicences
AKlokByAnyOtherName: they could have made it secure, but they decided all the users would be law-abiding and principled
Dr. Headphones: klok: yeah, right.
Phil Austin: Town Hall was always weird, like playing a state fair.
llanwydd: I walked up to you and asked "Where's Catherwood"? Quite a gaff
Dexter Fong: Klok: Send us your coordinates....we'll call in an airstrile
Dr. Headphones: "homeland security is warning about security risks in microsoft windows." this item just on my local news. they're only about 10 years behind time with that flash
AKlokByAnyOtherName: no, that's an AirPort - favorite device of hackers roaming neighborhoods with laptops and antennas
Phil Austin: llanwydd: just for small information, we got the name Catherwood from the artist who drew Mayan ruins
Dexter Fong: Ken: We don't want to alarm you
Dr. Headphones: mayan ruins or urine ruins?
Dead Fred: cool
AKlokByAnyOtherName: he was the one who opened their tomb and was cursed?
llanwydd: But it was great to meet you and the other Phil
llanwydd: I'll have to look him up on the web
Dexter Fong: Those ruins are Incan-descent
AKlokByAnyOtherName: groan
Phil Austin: llan: thanks. Always nice to meet anyone who wants to meet me. Who says white people are stupid.
Dexter Fong: Groan corn here, Boss
AKlokByAnyOtherName: sigh, Dex - you diluted your water too much!
Dexter Fong: Supid people are white?
Dr. Headphones: phil: some of them are. well, i should say some of US are
AKlokByAnyOtherName: that indian is dead!
Dead Fred: the white album overtones on 2 places at once , was it pre planned or just happen as you went along
llanwydd: just spilled coffee on the floor
Dexter Fong: All stupid people are white:
Dexter Fong: White people are stupifd:
AKlokByAnyOtherName: and Republican?
Dexter Fong: White is stupid
llanwydd: I'm the dumbest guy in my country
AKlokByAnyOtherName: wait, that's "dangerous"
AKlokByAnyOtherName: anyway, it's good to see that Catherwood finally got his clock straightened out, at least for this week
Dexter Fong: kLOK: cLEANED
AKlokByAnyOtherName: my clock is straightening out to 11:30 EDT, time to go turn on Ted Koppel and wait for the list of the day's dead...
Phil Austin: dedfred: pretty much planned.
Dead Fred: thanks phil
Dexter Fong: Bring out youre dead
Dr. Headphones: klok: letterman is more entertaining than koppel and not nearly as depressing
AKlokByAnyOtherName: so i'll C U nxt weak, same firesign...
Dr. Headphones: nitey nite, mr. rhode island
Dexter Fong: DH: And he's not canadoam
AKlokByAnyOtherName: actually, where my head is, Koppel is kind of entertaining...;-)
Dexter Fong: canadian
Dr. Headphones: i want some of those drugs!
AKlokByAnyOtherName: yes, the Quahogs are chattering in the distance and the clock is dead straight. nite everyone
Dead Fred: I was raised on a few of your earlier albums . You've made me laugh for many years thank you
AKlokByAnyOtherName: thanks for visiting, Phil!!!
||||||||| "11:31 PM? I'm late!" exclaims AKlokByAnyOtherName, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
llanwydd: I've lived in RI
Phil Austin: Quohogs chattering. Nice to sleep to.
Dexter Fong: Clam up Klok: =))))
Phil Austin: so glad to have anyone remember laughs I've given them
Dead Fred: by from Can Ad A Kloks
Dr. Headphones: dude on tv flew from england to france
Dr. Headphones: wing strapped to his back, just gliding
Dr. Headphones: i thought i was dumb
Dexter Fong: PA: well then, more than laughs, the Load Stone cassettee with the guy horizonitaly scaling the building, funny? yes but so dead on british
llanwydd: I've gotten a million laughs from "Missing Shoe". That's one of my favorites
Dr. Headphones: i'm missing the "missing shoe". one of these days....
Phil Austin: dex: I'm currently doing a draft on that story that I'm going to post on the fireblog.
Dr. Headphones: ah, yes, the stories are enjoyed, phil
Dexter Fong: Phil: I can see it now: Wednesday, September 6th, 1442-1468 Wiltshire Blvd
Dead Fred: I've got more reading to do
llanwydd: ...your local Chevrolet bottler!
Dead Fred: what part of the world are you in phil'
Dr. Headphones: not the underworld, i hope
Dexter Fong: Hah! You can't fool me...you can't get a Chevrolet in a bottle]
Phil Austin: Ded: at the moment, in the Hollywood Hills
llanwydd: where the Chinese fall off
Dead Fred: but I can get bottlesin a chevy
Dead Fred: cool I'm sitting in Toronto
Dexter Fong: Phil Austin, High, in the Holluywood Hills
Merlyn: new chat log feature, a simple search engine: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/chat/logs/search.html
Dr. Headphones: simple search engine for simple people?
Merlyn: yeah, none of that grep stuff for you peons
Dead Fred: high park actualy
Dexter Fong: Merl: Thanks, can you tell me how to make two lovely bricks out of abookend?
Merlyn: first, start with a brick
Dead Fred: wire brick?
Dead Fred: Isn't Alice in the hollywood hills some were,roaming around
Dexter Fong: OI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Headphones: well, here in the eastern zip zone, it's getting late. kisses and/or handshakes to all. next week, same firetime, same firestation
Dexter Fong: Ken: See you in two weeks
||||||||| Around 11:42 PM, Dr. Headphones walks off into the sunset...
llanwydd: nite ken!
Dead Fred: I'm off as well thanks guys I must go haunting it's in my contract
Dexter Fong: Fred: Be well
Dexter Fong: Ilan: It's time for me to checkout too
llanwydd: I'm starting to go myself. I'd better retire.
Dexter Fong: Night Il; Phil: Merl
llanwydd: I'll come out of retirement next week
Merlyn: nite dex
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Johnny Piano into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:44 PM, then departs.
llanwydd: nite all. bye some.
Johnny Piano: Howdy! Phil still here?
Dexter Fong: JP, hiya...its breakin' up hee
Merlyn: piano should enter quietly
Merlyn: yep
Merlyn: Phil is west coast, so it's only Tuesday there
Johnny Piano: Oh, excuse me...(pianissimo)
Phil Austin: johnny: still here
Johnny Piano: Nice to be here with you, sir.
Dexter Fong: Johnny: Try some of these Lento Beans]
Johnny Piano: Sorry I'm late - band rehearsal tonight
Dexter Fong: Other than Phil being here, it was a slow chat night
Merlyn: shouldn't that be "sorry I'm late - I'm pregnant"?
Johnny Piano: I figure you may know something about this, Phil...were you aware that the last three Firesign related CDs from Laugh were all CD-Rs?
Phil Austin: slow. slow. slow.
Johnny Piano: Perhaps a pregnant pause is needed...
Merlyn: do older CD players have problems with CD-Rs?
Johnny Piano: Not that I'm having problems with them...I just wondered why Laugh chose to go that route.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:49 PM and late as usual, it's Dave, just back from Billville."
Dexter Fong: Merl: They can
Dave: late, damn right I'm late, I saw that PA is on
Johnny Piano: My 12-year-old CD player reads them fine - but I need a newer DVD player...
Merlyn: The CD players at KFAI have problems with rewritable CDs
Dexter Fong: Hey Dave, Im on too
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dead Fred - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: Often times the playing of a CD-R can depend on the burner used also...
Dave: and now we've got those SACD's, can it get any more complicated?
Dexter Fong: Dave: Just wait=)))))
Merlyn: hey dave, I got some email from another blind firesign fan who liked the fact that there were text versions of all the flash stuff
Dave: oh yeah, that is good, good to hear Merl,
mrmuckle: I'm back, and I'm all fed....
Johnny Piano: Don't get me wrong though - love having an official copy of Roller Maidens!
Dave: is Roller Maidens out now? when are they gonna release TV or Not TV? I want to hear that one, there's soooooo much I still need
Johnny Piano: So - any cool FT news that I missed?
Dave: I just need funds, lots of funds
Phil Austin: laff. com hasn't sent me a copy. Even though I've asked.
Johnny Piano: TV is out too, and How Time Flys
Merlyn: they're still mourning uncle milty
Johnny Piano: Oh, laugh even enclosed a miniature of your original insert letter from "Manny Thepluto"
Dave: oh, Ken said TV was great, I'll have to find it
Merlyn: the FT news drought continues
Johnny Piano: How's the Artemis connection doing?
Merlyn: laugh.com has it dave
Dave: ok, thanks, will check in to it, what's shipping like there?
Johnny Piano: I imagine Artemis has their hands full with the Boston lawsuit...
Merlyn: oh yeah, phil, david ossman said you guys were close to getting some T-shirt printer lined up, right?
Johnny Piano: T-shirts - YEAH!
Phil Austin: merl: tshirst may be happening indeed
Dexter Fong: Tshirts? Hah! Ive got U-ahirta
Merlyn: dave: they ship them out right away, a couple of choices for shipping
Merlyn: dave: the TV or not TV order page is at http://store.yahoo.com/laughstore/prbetvornott.html
mrmuckle: U ahirta? Take aspereen
Johnny Piano: Dave, Laugh is very fast - I usually get their shipments within a week
||||||||| Dexter Fong rushes off, saying "11:57 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dave: thanks Brian, I will look at it later, need to concentrate her for now, if only there were about 3 screen readers
Merlyn: I understand; at least there are only a few people talking
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (11:57 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong: OI!!
Johnny Piano: Oy vey!
Merlyn: BTW dave, I added a search for past chat logs on the log index page
Dexter Fong: Ve'y Oi
Merlyn: I know you read them (you're probably the only one)
Dave: yes, that is good, and, I got my radio job back, they installed the screen reader at the station, so I'm back in business and don't have to look for another job, yet...
Dave: I'm quite happy, which is a rarity for me
Johnny Piano: Job? What am that?
Dave smiles grimly at his last comment
Dexter Fong: Give Dave a white dog
Bone-E-Boi: What's your favorite W.C. Fields movie?
Dave: yeah Dex, tell me about it, but I'm doing much better
Johnny Piano: Personally more partial to the Marx Bros.
Dave: hence why no appearances of the black one, evil monster...
Merlyn: a nonstandard Fields movie is David Copperfield
Bone-E-Boi: Groucho was a fan of the Three Stooges. He saw them performing vaudeville.
mrmuckle: or also Alice in Wonderland (1938?)
Bone-E-Boi: He saw Chaplin onstage, too. What a time that must have been.
Johnny Piano: Since Groucho also was in vaudeville, makes sense...
||||||||| 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..
Bone-E-Boi: I'm remembering.... I'm remembering them all....
Dexter Fong: I was away...I didn' know that
Johnny Piano: Is there anyone else?
mrmuckle: There's the elevator boy...
Johnny Piano: The Joe Adamson book on the Marxes is a great read...
Dave: you know what's odd? I love the Stooges, and yet they're one of the most visual acts ever, but I've had some episodes described to me, they're geniouses
mrmuckle: Fields was a vaudeville man, and also a poor boxer
Johnny Piano: Duh - I understand now - Dave is sightless...
Bone-E-Boi: His nose was shaped like a punching bag.
Dave: haha, it's ok, sometimes I forget
Johnny Piano: that's cool
mrmuckle: that's HOW his nose got that shape
Bone-E-Boi: Fields was in the Big Broadcast of 1938.
Dave: I go to fiddle camp on Sunday, so I won't be here next week, I'll be up playing with a bunch of people in some remote area of Colorado, I'm soooooooo excited!
Johnny Piano: was that with Bob Hope?
mrmuckle: as the lady (Mrs, Muckle, BTW) said : "wouldn,t you like a nose like that full of nickles?"!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phil Austin: dave: You play country fiddle?
Dave: I'll take one full of dimes, more bang for your buck
Dexter Fong: Dave: Havubg cinnwctuib oribkwna,,,ant waym, not piccolo but fluteI'd think, don't know who, Yes coltrane ballads is eonderful album
Dave: yes I do Phil, decently well if I do say so myself
Johnny Piano: And easier than stuffing quarters up there...
Dexter Fong: Dave; havomg t]im [rp;n;r,d ypp
Merlyn: yes, big broadcast of 1938 was hope with thanks for the memories
Dave: yeah, a cashier wouldn't like those coins though, no matter what they were
Dave: what the hell was that, Dex?
mrmuckle: 10-4, Dave !!
Johnny Piano: I've often wondered where those greenish coins came from...
Dexter Fong: Dear Friends; I mus go, can't type and all that sorta stuff
Johnny Piano: Dex is typing in tongues...
mrmuckle: (((There's WORSE places...
Phil Austin: Dave: what's your opinion of the fiddle parts by Allison Krause and the babe from Dixie Chicks?
Johnny Piano: I've never seen brown coins or an elephant fly
Dave: true Muck, much worse, but let us not go there lol
Dexter Fong: Night DFs
mrmuckle: Ive seen a horse fly
mrmuckle: gdnt, dx
Johnny Piano: If you don't mind the interjection - Allison Krause is great
Johnny Piano: Nite, Dex
Dave: Phil I dig both of their styles and playing techniques, very good, I'm not that good, I think we've discussed Emily from the Chicks' playing once before
Dave: oops, it's Marti who's the fiddler, not Emily
Johnny Piano: Allison comes from the serious bluegrass tradition - but has great chops.
mrmuckle: I used to fiddle about with the mandolin
Phil Austin: Marti, that's right. She seems to play carefully on the solo stuff, whereas Krause seems to push out into the ether a bit more.
Johnny Piano: Flipped me out when A Krause did a Todd Rundgren tune...
Phil Austin: muck: did you play mandolin with others or by yourself?
Merlyn: mini-announcement; the chat log search function is now incorporated into the chat log page, it's not a separate page anymore.
mrmuckle: just me and an occasional friend on guitar
Dave: yes, agreed Phil, I'm not that great at the Bluegrass stuff, but I'm getting better, I just like to play, just to express myself through music is a wonderful feeling
mrmuckle: I played one tune with Byron Berline many yrs ago
Phil Austin: merl: lord god, you're productive.
Phil Austin: muck: where was the B.Berline experience?
mrmuckle: I took lessons from John (X) at McCabes for 2 years
mrmuckle: In Torrance, at a restaurant called the Polynesian
Johnny Piano: Phil, I understand that the last few FT albums were recorded on ADATs - have you considered going into hard disc recording?
Phil Austin: Johhny P: It's really just a matter of what the job requires. We were using adat because of the studio we were in. I've worked on hardisc in other mediums. THe problem with FST work is that harddisc gives so much flexibility that it changes the focu
Merlyn: The chat search was an easy mod of the guestbook search script
Johnny Piano: I understand - it's different for me doing music rather than spoken word
Phil Austin: johnnyp: Yeah, I know what you mean. for me, the writing is everything, and since sixty or seventy percent of FST writing happens in the studio, a lot of the older-fashioned methods are actually better for us.
Dave: the four-track is coming back!
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: Surprisingly we don't utilize some of the tools that digital provides, like fixing pitch problems, etc.
mrmuckle: Technology makes everything move too fast. Even spoken word has sped up
Johnny Piano: I like to get a real-time performance if at all possible, not too dis-similar to your own work.
Dave: I hate it when the damned alternative stations raise the pitch of a song just slightly, they did that to a David Gray song and I called and bitched at the DJ
Johnny Piano: Especially real-time keyboard playing - I hate sequencers...
Dave: I might be getting my talking Cakewalk software working properly soon
Dave: we had to get a different screen reader
Johnny Piano: Anyway, you answered my question - I appreciate where you guys are coming from tech-wise...
Phil Austin: With spoken word - esp. fst - the capturing of real-time performance and timing becomes all-important. We're not working to a cliktrak.
Johnny Piano: Yeah, no clik - if the drummer can't groove, forget it...
mrmuckle: also, comedy evolves as you work on it - especially in a team
Dave: hey Phil, what's the point of the begining of Dwarf, where you hear the organ warming up and all the people clapping and all that? is that like the preparation before a serman or something?
Johnny Piano: Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the "work" recording included on the Weirdly Cool DVD - fun to be inside the process.
Dave: maybe that was a stupid question but I was curious
Phil Austin: Dave: It's hard to explain. We were literally improvising,. not knowing what we were doing, making stuff up in the studio on that opening. We knew we were getting to something, but we didn't know how to get there and we are thinking on our feet there.
Johnny Piano: The old Hammond organs were mechanical in nature (you literally have to oil them) and needed to rev up before being turned on...
Dave: so was all that done live then? cause it sounds cool, very cool, weird, but cool
Johnny Piano: One of those I Ching things, Phil?
Dave: oh and you were the preacher in Dwarf weren't you Phil? I read that somewhere
Merlyn: like the organ in two places for nick danger
Phil Austin: Dave: so long ago. lemme think. I'd have to consult the original script since the transcription doesn't tell the story. We wanted to base the piece in electricity itself. The GRid is just a representation of the real fact of electricity. The odd ju
Phil Austin: and the seriousness of it are set forth in the the contrast between a preacher and an iron lung.
Johnny Piano: Deacon E.L. Mouse is in the house!
Phil Austin: dave: left out of the previous exchange is the odd juxtaposition of the preacher and the iron lung
Dave: confusing...but I think I understand
Johnny Piano: Meaning that the organ wasn't the only thing that nearly lost power?
Dave: hold on
||||||||| At 12:34 AM, Dave vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Johnny Piano: Oops - there goes Dave...
mrmuckle: Why, Dave mysteriously vanished!
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 12:35 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Johnny Piano: Just like the servants...and the door knocker!
Phil Austin: the Electrician got Dave
Johnny Piano: Oh, THERE's the door knocker...
Dave: sorry, screen reader was acting up, I had to hit with a stuffed rabbit
Dave: it's behaving now
Johnny Piano: Not a KILLER rabbit, I hope...
mrmuckle: Oh no! Not the stuffed rabbit!
Johnny Piano: Run away!!
Dave: THE VERY SAME! vicious creature that one is
Johnny Piano: With nasty pointed teeth...
Phil Austin: Come at me with that Rahsberry, be as viscious as you like!
Johnny Piano: Sorry I don't know any Goon bits, Phil...
Dave: ppppppphhhhhhhhh
mrmuckle: pointy pointy...........We've already done the raspberry!
mrmuckle: what about a pointed stick?
Johnny Piano: However I did recommend to Michael Palin & John Cleese years ago that they should acquire some Firesign
Phil Austin: I've got to learn to spell visckous
Dave: A POINTED STICK! DON'T COME CRYIN' TO ME WHEN SOMEONE COMES AT YOU WITH A BUNCH OF LODERBERRIES, haha, I just did that skit for my girlfriend this evening, it was quite amusing
mrmuckle: I thimk its Checzhkoslovokian
Johnny Piano: via fan letters...before anyone thinks that I actually know them...and they did kindly respond
Dave: I'd love to meet the Python boys, my heroes, along with the Firesign crew of course, we'll go for drinks or somethin'
Merlyn: Terry Gilliam is from MPLS here
Merlyn: if you ask nice, maybe you can get some of Chapman's ashes
Johnny Piano: speaking of fan replies - Phil, you once replied to a letter of mine some 20-odd years ago...sent you birthday greetings (and a jazzy song arrangement to go with...)
Dave: did anyone see the TV special they did in Aspin in 1998? very funny
Johnny Piano: Love Gilliam's work - have all of the films on DVD
mrmuckle: I met John Cleese about 3 years ago, down in Cabo San Lucas
Phil Austin: I've only met Gilliam and he's fun to be with. Oh, wait a minute, I was at a party years ago with Idle and he, too, was nice. Nice is the word.
Johnny Piano: Gilliam kicks over Chapman
mrmuckle: Nice. And polite. Very polite
Johnny Piano: Oops - that was supposed to say "Gilliam kicks over Chapman's urn - a hoot!"
Phil Austin: I think I've always love Palin's stuff best, just because of his huge comic committment as a performer. The writing is excellent from all of them.
Johnny Piano: Watching Palin & Cleese in the live stuff is like Conway & Korman - they seem to crack each other up constantly
mrmuckle: I really like the things Palin has done since Python!
Phil Austin: johnny p: so glad I was at least polite twenty years ago.
Dave: I need more of the individual stuff, don't have much of Python's output but have seen a lot of it, but I've heard Gillium's animatation is weird to see
Phil Austin: I don't know much about the internal workings of Python. If our experience is any example, it must be intense.
Johnny Piano: No, you were great, Phil. David had forwarded the letter to you, but you sent a personal reply. Very kind to what was at the time a strange teenager.
Dave: that was supposed to be annimation
Johnny Piano: It's my understanding that Python material was generated by Cleese/Chapman, Jones/Palin and then Idle and Gilliam worked alone. They then chose by commitee what to use.
Phil Austin: Dave: I've never been much of a fan of Gillliams cartoon work. It's very victorian, cut and paste, and laced with broad sound effects. I think his real talent is in direction. He also had to fight being the idiot American in what never considered itse
Dave: yes, that's how they did it, I saw the documentary, the Life of Python
Johnny Piano: As the Python series progressed, they'd often finish each other's material
Phil Austin: a group in the sense FST did
mrmuckle: Gillium's "BRAZIL" is absolutely brilliant!
Johnny Piano: Brazil is probably my favorite film ever!
Merlyn: yes, Brazil is great
Johnny Piano: The book "Battle For Brazil" by Jack Mathews is a good read too...
Dave: never saw it
Johnny Piano: The best description is Walter Mitty meets Franz Kafka
mrmuckle: .........."No. Triplets!"............."Triplets??? My, how time flies!" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave: uh...
Johnny Piano: I luckily saw Brazil in the theatrical run - the flying scenes were incredible
Johnny Piano: Geez, things are slowing down - must be getting tired out tonight/this morning.
mrmuckle: It almost didn't get released. The distributor dropped it. They had the film in the can and had to shop it around
Johnny Piano: Muck, read the book I mentioned if possible - all the dirty details are there.
mrmuckle: Ja. Sounds good
Johnny Piano: There's another book about Gilliam's Munchausen flick too - same publisher.
Johnny Piano: Title on second book is "Losing The Light.
mrmuckle: I just saw that one at Barnes & Etc
Johnny Piano: Fascinating stuff - probably like what FST went thru trying to write film scripts (Odyssey, Zachariah)
Phil Austin: Is anyone a fan of the original Munchausen film, German, I think- maybe Polish.
Merlyn: Brazil (the US version) had a couple of small cuts, still
Merlyn: There's a german version made just around the start of WWII in color
Johnny Piano: The owner of that old Munchausen tried to sue Columbia over Gilliam's film...
Johnny Piano: If you want to see Brazil, get the Criterion DVD - combines both the U.S. & U.K. cuts
Merlyn: yeah, 1942, just the thing to do when conquering the world, make a fantasy film
mrmuckle: - folk talesI haven't seen it, but have read an old English translation of some Munchausen "tales". Seems he's been around a while in German "muthology"
Johnny Piano: Also in Criterion's set is the "love conquers all" cut that Universal wanted
Merlyn: munchhausen is about 300 years old or something
Johnny Piano: Gilliam's Munchausen is a treat - Idle is hilarious in it.
mrmuckle: a good cast all around
Johnny Piano: Indeed
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: yeah, 1700s
mrmuckle: Same with Brazil
Johnny Piano: Uh-oh - pumpkin time!
Dave: god Catherwood, that things loud as fuck
||||||||| "I'm going to The Kennels" says Phil Austin, and leaves.
Johnny Piano: Maybe Catherwood needs a tam-tam
Merlyn: hey, phil left
Johnny Piano: See ya, Phil - catch ya on the flip-flop!
||||||||| "I'm going to The Kennels" says Merlyn, and leaves.
||||||||| Dave sneaks away to The Kennels...
||||||||| Johnny Piano sneaks away to The Kennels...
mrmuckle: the sandman is about to beat me to death. Good nite Dave, JP, BB, Merl & Phil. Good chatting!
||||||||| Phil Austin climbs in through the window at the ungodly hour of 1:03 AM
||||||||| "1:03 AM? I'm late!" exclaims mrmuckle, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| 1:03 AM -- Merlyn enters.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Phil Austin: back, don't know what I did
Phil Austin: nite, muck et al
||||||||| 1:03 AM -- Dave enters.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Merlyn: you selected the menu item that took you to a different room
Dave: night Phil
||||||||| Johnny Piano walks in and says "It's 1:04 AM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
Merlyn: A menu-o
Johnny Piano: Oh, we're running all thru the house!
Merlyn: At least we get some of the less common messages that way
Johnny Piano: Well, I think I'll do the leaving thing too. Good night all - a fun chat while it lasted!
Merlyn: A bit about the Munchhausen lawsuit:
Merlyn: A further problem arose when the Munchausen production received a lawsuit from Allan Buckhantz, who owned the rights to the remake of the 1942 German film The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. However, Gilliam and McKeown had used the original texts, in the public domain, to create their script, and not the German film. This lawsuit continued to haunt the production. It escalated to a $300m demand from each of Gilliam, Schuhly and Columbia, until it was dropped.
Phil Austin: hey, merl. what can I do to see the second line in the private msg. box better. I've got a message from Dave that I can't quite read.
Johnny Piano: You got it, Merl...it's all in the book "Losing The Light"
Merlyn: hmm, can you click on the "msgs" link?
Dave: yeah I'll be going too, glad to talk to yall, see in two weeks with hopefully some more fiddling under my belt...er chin
Phil Austin: nite, Johhnny. pleasant sitting around the pianobar with you
Phil Austin: and nite, Dave. Thanks for your insights.
Johnny Piano: See ya, dave - have fun at fiddle camp! Phil - a pleasure on this end too.
Dave: "they won't ask, they won't ask, what you saved, all they'll want to know Mister is what you gave"
||||||||| Around 1:07 AM, Dave walks off into the sunset...
Johnny Piano: Merl, see you soon!
Merlyn: You can also select 'configure' from the 'send to all' menu and increase the size of the 'bar' value
||||||||| Around 1:07 AM, Johnny Piano walks off into the sunset...
Merlyn: see you mr p
Phil Austin: merl: I'm not seeing a msgs link anywhere. Am I blind? Or should I leave that up to Dave.
Phil Austin: night merl, talk later
Merlyn: It might be scrolled off the bottom
Merlyn: nite phil, I can email what dave said to you
Phil Austin: thanks, and nite all.
Bone-E-Boi: G'night, Merlyn.
Merlyn: nite bone-e
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||||||||| Around 1:12 AM, Merlyn walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 1:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Phil Austin - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| 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 exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
Phil Austin
Bubba's Brain
Dead Fred
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
God-Jesus Yämamøto
Johnny Piano
Lili Lamont
Uri Testakov
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