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 October 16, 2003 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Chanter', just granted probation at 7:54 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Chanter: Oil from Canada! Gold from Mexico! Geese from their neighbor's back yard! Boom, boom! Corn from the Indians! Tobacco from the Indians! Dakota from the Indians! New Jersey from the Indians! New Hamshire from the Indians! New England from the Indians! New Delhi from the Indians! . . .
||||||||| At 7:54 PM, Chanter runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Merlyn LeRoy in through the front door at 8:56 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Merlyn LeRoy: Hey, I'm back from London, and nobody's here!
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Dave', just granted probation at 8:58 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dave: hey ther Brian, how was London?
Merlyn LeRoy: pretty neat. Went to paris for a day, too
Merlyn LeRoy: I was in england about 24 years ago
Dave: nice, never been to either of those places, although I went to Marset (er, sorry if I spelled that wrong), I'll never go back, well...we got lost for most of the day but I just didn't like the atmosphere of the town
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Merlyn LeRoy: in france?
Dave: yes
Merlyn LeRoy: did you go to other places? You wouldn't go to one town in france for one day, I'd think...
Dave: hey, did Catherwood get his clock cleaned?, my clock on the comp says about 7:00, so it seems right to me
||||||||| 9:03 PM: Dr. Headphones jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Merlyn LeRoy: I sent email to the host guy about the time, plus a link to some software that will auto-sync the time to a national standard, so maybe it'll be right all the time now
Dr. Headphones: hello, dear friends
Dave: well...we were on a cruise around France, Itally, and Spain, so we were there less than a day which was all right with me, can't complain about the rest of the trip, including the food haha
Dr. Headphones: the world traveller is back, i see :)
Merlyn LeRoy: hey 'phone
Merlyn LeRoy: s
Merlyn LeRoy: they talk in italics in italy, so they sound stressed all the time
Dave: hey there headphone phony
Merlyn LeRoy: I mean, all the time!
Dr. Headphones: but the pope is in italy, and he speaks in polemics
Merlyn LeRoy: it's all latin to me
Merlyn LeRoy: what do greeks say when they can't understand some language?
Dr. Headphones: and ze french, ooh la la, zey are very BOLD!
Dr. Headphones: eureka?
Dr. Headphones: and yes, i "unbolded" at the end :)
||||||||| llanwydd sneaks in around 9:07 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Merlyn LeRoy: actually, it's easiest to not do anything at the end; it gets confused if you mess it up and thinks you did terminate it
llanwydd: howdy
Dr. Headphones: and although i'm not a catholic, i'll wish papa john paul a happy 25th today
Dave: I don't know, it's all English to me? because our language is so fucking complex and hasn't much in the way of strict rules of grammar, that's why I'd rather speak Spanish once I learn it fluently, much easier to figure out, or I have a natural gift, I'm not sure which
Merlyn LeRoy: try esperanto
Dr. Headphones: dave: the one thing i enjoyed about spanish is that with VERY few exceptions, what you see is what you say
Merlyn LeRoy: what's an exception?
llanwydd: except y sounds like a jy
Dr. Headphones: if you have a natural gift, unwrap it quickly or else it might start rotting and smell bad in a few days
Dave: exactly Ken, and hi El
Dr. Headphones: psycologia has a silent "p". i've tried silent p before, but i always seem to hit the water and make a noise
Dr. Headphones: ah yes, llan sneaked in and i didn't ack him
Merlyn LeRoy: and that's probably just due to borrowing the word from enlgish
Merlyn LeRoy: I mean elvish
llanwydd: what the ack
Dr. Headphones: well, full circle back to greek, actually, from psyche
Merlyn LeRoy: ¡it's all the greeks' fault!
Dr. Headphones: and what ain't the greek's fault is those pesky vandals and goths
Merlyn LeRoy: psyche and her sister delic
Dr. Headphones: indonesia for the indonesians!
Merlyn LeRoy: hey, I know that echo hangs out in the portrait gallery
Dr. Headphones: but who hangs out in the galley?
Dr. Headphones: or the gallows?
Dave: what happens if you have an egotystical echo
Dr. Headphones: doncha just love gallows humor?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Elayne close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:13 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
llanwydd: hi Elayne
Dr. Headphones: hey elayne--aren't you glad you didn't move to staten island now?
Elayne: Hey Llan!
Merlyn LeRoy: hi e
Elayne: Hey Dr. H, Robin sure is!@
Elayne: Hi Merlyn!
Elayne: On the other hand, we were thinking of moving to Washington Heights as well...
Elayne: If it's not a ferry disaster, it's a water main break. Life in the big city...
Dr. Headphones: george got high?
||||||||| Mudhead waltzes in at 9:14 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: http://www.nynewsday.com/nyc-water1017,0,5930867.story?coll=nyc-topheadlines-span
Dr. Headphones: hi mud
Mudhead: Your knockers fell off
Elayne: Poor water main, it was only 100 years old...
Elayne: Hey Mudhead!
Dr. Headphones: The rush of water flooded businesses and apartments and at one point reached the roofs of cars parked along Amsterdam Avenue.
Dr. Headphones: damn! that's some flood!
Mudhead: Hello one and all dearfriends
Mudhead: Flood!, Thats some dam!
llanwydd: howdy Mud
Dr. Headphones: if it reached the roofs of parked cars, there might have been some real mudheads there
Elayne: Oh yeah, it was so bad my boss left his Mercedes in Manhattan 'cause he couldn't navigate the highways to get back to his home in Westchester County.
Elayne: He took Metro North back home...
Dr. Headphones: poor baby, rode the train instead of a benz.
Mudhead: I've reached the roof of my parked car and I wasn't high at the time
Elayne: Fortunately the subways weren't affected at all.
Elayne: I used to go to Inwood (the other name for the Washington Heights neighborhood) to procure stuff to get me high...
Mudhead: I saw te pictures of the flooded streets, that the second time they got washed this year?
Dr. Headphones: i do want to visit nyc sometime and see all these quaint places i hear about
Elayne: Dang! Another Sox homer...
Elayne: Ah well, I guess I'm half rooting for them to win anyway...
Mudhead: Ah, the good old days of $15 bags, thats what got me in my condition today
Elayne: Mudhead, I don't recall the streets being flooded previously this year, but that's a couple neighborhoods south of me...
Mudhead: The beer that made Milweaulkee famous has made a loser outta me
llanwydd: how did I not hear about this flood and I'm only about 300 miles north of it?
Dr. Headphones: i remember when $20 got a full ounce. of course, you had to smoke half of it in one sitting to get high. from what i hear now, the newer stuff is 2 hits and bye-bye reality
Elayne: Well, reality's not all it's cracked up to be these days.
Elayne: If the Yanks lose tonight (and it looks pretty likely at this point) that'll be three NYC disasters in the space of two days...
Mudhead: Thats ok, I'm surviving quite well on legal naarcotics, theyre actually quite pleasant
Dr. Headphones: http://www.matrix-xp.com/index2.php?page=downloads&lang=eng
Dr. Headphones: that's huge (35megs) movie poking fun at the matrix and microsoft
Dr. Headphones: mud: you know rush limberger?
Mudhead: I'm on the same stuff, only legally
Elayne: Thanks Dr. H, I'll watch it later.
Elayne: Hey, Rush's former engineer (don't remember his name at the moment) was a major Firehead.
Merlyn LeRoy: limbaugh has referenced beat the reaper
Dr. Headphones: and for those of you on drugs: w h a t w a s o n e i s n o t h i n g
Elayne: Yes, that was the engineer's doing, Merlyn.
llanwydd: I'm just curious. Does anyone know what Limberger's drug of choice is or is it still a secret
Dr. Headphones: oxycontin
Merlyn LeRoy: oxymoron
Mudhead: Oxycontin
Merlyn LeRoy: he likes to abuse both
llanwydd: Oxymoron! LOL
Dr. Headphones: never had that stuff myself. i still have 10-12 from a bottle of 20 of some enhanced codeine i save for pain emergencies
Mudhead: If taken therapeutically, its a great drug for the releif of chronic pain
Elayne: Dang. Clemens is gone, and it's only the 4th inning. This could be his last game ever as a pro...
Mudhead: If abused, it'll kill ya
Elayne: They're applauding him even though he gave up 4 runs so far...
Mudhead: Good riddance, that traitor
llanwydd: I remember when Jerry Garcia died in rehab, Limbag called him "just a dead doper".
Dr. Headphones: mud: even water can kill if abused
Mudhead: Funny how the wheel turns
Elayne: I think I took the last of my Tylenol with codeine when I had my tooth out, and it was like expired for 3 years at the time...
Mudhead: Ewww
Merlyn LeRoy: vintage codeine
Elayne: I'm not big on pills, as you can tell. :)
Dr. Headphones: the hypocrits aren't saying anything about rush. how about the gov. of conn. stepson--busted this week
Elayne: My drug of choice tends to be plum wine.
Mudhead: Get some fresh
Elayne: Squeeze the plums myself, you mean?
Dr. Headphones: e: good choice, i've had some of that. dandelion is my favorite, but so hard to make. you have to pick a LOT of those little yellow flowers
Mudhead: Rowlands stepson?
Dr. Headphones: mud: i'll go find the url, brb
Merlyn LeRoy: I tried to get tylenol with codeine or hydromorphone when I had a broken filling, and the damn dentist wouldn't get me any! I finally tried alieve and that worked really well
Elayne: Oh, I like mead too, I always drink a lot of that at the NY Ren Faire, but never too much 'cause it's expensive...
Dr. Headphones: http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-largay1016.artoct16,1,5828163.story
Elayne: I've never had dandelion wine, but I've always been curious about it.
Mudhead: I'd impeach or recall or remove with extreme prejudice whatever that yoyo
Mudhead: I'll lokk later Doc, thnx
Elayne: Dr. H, URL didn't work, registration required.
Dr. Headphones: e: you have to use lots of petals, but it's delicious. as far as i know, you can only make it, can't buy it anywhere since it's so labor intensive
Mudhead: I'm reg'd there
Dr. Headphones: e: want me to email you the text? if so, private me with your address
Elayne: Robin says you can buy dandelion wine in England.
Mudhead: Elayne, if you come up my way I'll buy you some Clydes hard cider
Merlyn LeRoy: is dandelion wine a different form of weed?
Elayne: Dandelion and burdock is a favorite drink, I'm told.
Elayne: Mudhead, where are you again?
Dr. Headphones: merl: bright yellow wine, quite nice
Mudhead: SE CT
Elayne: Oh, cool! What stop on Metro-North?
Mudhead: Take the train to New London
Elayne: I'm serious, I'd love to get together in New England this autumn, I feel foliage-deprived.
Elayne: Oh dear, you live near my ex-husband!
Elayne: I couldn't possibly go to New London and not tell him I'm around. :)
Mudhead: Well New London is Metro deprived
Dr. Headphones: e: you carry a concealed weapon? :)
Elayne: He grew up in Norwich & environs.
Elayne: Yeah, that's Amtrak, I remember.
Mudhead: Thats 18 miles North, if you dont tell I wont
llanwydd: I've taken that route out of Providence
Elayne: Heh, I already saw him last month, we went to NY Is Book Country together... but I'll consider it. :)
Mudhead: Leaves havent started here yet
Elayne: Ah well, never mind then eh. :)
llanwydd: with a stop at Penn Station on my way to florida
Mudhead: We can also check out the casinos if thats your thing
Dr. Headphones: sw michigan here, ours are about 1/2 done. friend in n. mich (cadillac) says there past peak already
Mudhead: They sahould be changed in about 3 weeks
Elayne: Robin hates casinos. I miss them. My parents love them (they live near AC in the summers and in Vegas in the winters), and my ex likes them too.
llanwydd: I'm in the Adirondacks. At its height right now
Elayne: Ooooohhhh!
Elayne: I'm so jealous, Llan!!
Dr. Headphones: casinos love me. but i quit going when i figured out i never walked out with money, no matter how much i had when i walked in
Elayne is severely foliage-deprived!!
Dr. Headphones: doesn't "a tree grow in brooklyn" or did that one die?
Mudhead: I tend to stay away, I'm not that wealthy to be supporting my red brother who changes into a white brother
Dr. Headphones: i'm 1/16 cherokee, wonder if i can jump on the gravy train somewhere?
Elayne: Oh yeah, you shouldn't go to casinos expecting to come away with more, you spend the money having fun like you'd spend $10 on a pair of movie tickets...
Elayne: Dr. H, half my husband's relatives are doing that gravy train...
Elayne: I mean, my ex-husband.
Mudhead: who changes into a yellow brother who changes into a purple brother..........
Merlyn LeRoy: wouldn't that be the "gravy iron horse"?
Elayne: His sister married a Mohegan, I think he was a chieftan of some sort at one point.
Elayne: Nothin' but Indians!
Dr. Headphones: are mohegan and mohican the same thing?
Mudhead: I'd love to see you and all my Mudhead brothers and sister for a leaf watching picnic
Merlyn LeRoy: maybe mohegans are those wooden cigar store indians
Merlyn LeRoy: made out of mohegany
Mudhead: They are the same
Dr. Headphones: ah, now i get it :)
Merlyn LeRoy: buster keaton was part cherokee, too
Dr. Headphones: mahogany is a very nice carving wood. soft but fine-grained
llanwydd: which part?
Elayne: No, the Mohegans and Mohicans are two different peoples.
Merlyn LeRoy: his hat
Mudhead: 4 strikeouts for Martinez tonite
Elayne: Aren't the Mohicans, like, gone anyway? Why else would there be a Last Of them?
llanwydd: I've always wondered if all the Keatons are related
Elayne: It's pretty masterful so far, Mudhead.
Merlyn LeRoy: what happened to the penultimate mohican?
Dr. Headphones: went to work for bic
Elayne: Of course, Matsui just got an extra-base hit, as soon as we observed that about Martinez' pitching. :)
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'mrmuckle', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:39 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dr. Headphones: hi muck
Merlyn LeRoy: keaton is a common irish name, I think, but most people whose name is spelled "chaplin" are related to charlie
Mudhead: exactkly
Elayne: Hey Mr M!
llanwydd: that would include all the clergymen in the military
mrmuckle: good eeeEvning!
llanwydd: maybe not
Dr. Headphones: should the gubmint pay for religious preachers?
Mudhead: Mr Muckle Hi
mrmuckle: evenin', All
Merlyn LeRoy: could the government pay preachers to not preach, the way they pay farmers to not grow food?
Dr. Headphones: is mr muckle high?
Dr. Headphones: brilliant idea, merl!
mrmuckle: hi!
mrmuckle: echolalia!
mrmuckle: echolalia!
Merlyn LeRoy: see a good gynocologist about that
Dr. Headphones: speaking of military and preachers, here's a scary general: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-arkin16oct16,1,6820671.story
Elayne: Dr H, is that the one who said we're in a war between the Judeo-Christian God and the Muslims, and the Muslims are led by Satan?
Dr. Headphones: "Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army."
Dr. Headphones: the very same one, e
Elayne: Can I be a conscientious objector in the Christian army?
Elayne: I don't even think Islam has a Satan, do they?
Dr. Headphones: The general has said he has no doubt that our side is the side of the true God. He says he attends prayer services five times a week.
Merlyn LeRoy: boogie men
Elayne: I'm sorely lacking in knowledge of the Quran. But I suck at the New Testament too.
Dr. Headphones: yes, called shaitan, same as in the dune series
Merlyn LeRoy: or men who boogie
Elayne: Yeah, he's hearing voices, he thinks God is talking to him. From what I understand the Pope also suffers from this delusion.
Elayne: Isn't Shaitan the Hebrew version of Satan?
Elayne: Not that there really is a Satan for the Jews, but that's the Hebrew translation of Satan.
Dr. Headphones: great quote, i've never tracked down the source: "when we talk to god, it's called prayer. when god talks to us, it's called schizophrenia."
Elayne: Sounds like it might be Lily Tomlin, Dr. H.
Elayne: She and Jane used to come up with lines like that all the time.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:46 PM, dragging doctec by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
doctec: well, vouch for me!
Dr. Headphones: the doctor is in the house :)
Elayne: Hi Tom!
Merlyn LeRoy: hey doc
Elayne: I've never seen you before in my life.
doctec: thanks. hi gang
llanwydd: hey, doc
mrmuckle: Heyheyheythere
Elayne: So Tom - Yanks or Sox??
doctec: lili's whompin' up some vittles now, so my time here will likely be cut short
mrmuckle: You've been vouchsafed!
doctec: e: i don't follow hockey
Elayne: I always wonder about the sports loyalties of CT folks...
doctec: i make joke - truth be told, i wanted the cubs to make it to the series - at this point i don't care much, as long as the marlins (a team i loathe) don't win the series
doctec: as a high schooler, i lived in a chicago suburb in '69 - it was a sad sad experience
doctec: i got really caught up in it, i feel a kinship with the fans talking about the 'curse' today
||||||||| It's 9:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mudhead - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Yeah, I was rooting for the Cubs, I think most people were.
Elayne: I can't believe they blew three games in a row...
doctec: everyone except floridians
doctec: i don't think they can believe it either
Elayne: I'm split, I actually follow the Yanks during the season so I'm pulling for them, but I want to see the Sox in the series so I'm pulling for them too.
Dr. Headphones: an elayne divided against itself cannot win
doctec: but given no one gave 'em much hope of getting as far as they did, i'm still pretty impressed with their performance
doctec: the cubs that is
Elayne: Exactly so, Tom.
Dr. Headphones: what do you call people who really don't give a damn about sports?
doctec: and i think id anyone can take 'em all the way next year, it's be dusty baker
doctec: if anyone
Elayne: He's really impressed me as a manager, as well.
doctec: it'd be dusty
Elayne: Giambi just got a home run.
Elayne: Now he can afford more of that shampoo he always hawks.
Dr. Headphones: just as bambi ran home
Merlyn LeRoy: hey, did you hear Dr. Who is coming back?
doctec: yeah - he's got billy williams' respect - williams is in the front office these days but back in '69 he was a stellar ballplayer for the club, i always had the greatest respect for his abilities
Elayne: Old news, Merlyn, I've had it on my blog for a couple weeks.
Elayne: I love Tom Baker's suggestion for his latest successor.
doctec: bri: dr. h. sent out a tickler about that earlier today
Elayne: Eddie Izzard. Can't you just picture it?
Dr. Headphones: doc: that was hitchhiker
doctec: truth be told, i'd really like to see hhg directed by terry gilliam - but it is not to be
doctec: oh wait
Dr. Headphones: probably can't find it now, i emptied the trash earlier
doctec: sorry, you're talking about dr. who
doctec: my brain is not the boss tonight
Elayne: They're doing another version of Hitchhiker? Why? The original was perfect.
Elayne: Or was that Prefect?
Merlyn LeRoy: gilliam would be best, he worked with DNA in python
Dr. Headphones: http://www.chud.com/news/oct03/oct3hitch.php3
Merlyn LeRoy: DNA also worked on dr who
doctec: has the rumor that izzard will play the dr. been confirmed? last i heard it was just speculation
Dr. Headphones: ah, browser history to the rescue
Elayne: Tom, last I heard it was just Tom Baker taking the piss on a chat show.
Merlyn LeRoy: like it says, HHG has been off & on for literally 20 years
Elayne: Izzard isn't in the running, from what I understand.
doctec: e: by the original, i presume you mean the early '80s bbc series (which had production values that looked suspeiciously like the dr. who shows of the era)
Merlyn LeRoy: you can tell when tom baker is pulling your leg; his lips are moving
Elayne: Alan Davies, Michael Praed was a possibility...
Elayne: There were a few others...
doctec: it's never been done as a feature film as such
Elayne: Oh yes, Tom, the real one. The visual adaptation of the radio show.
Elayne: It doesn't need to be a movie. It was designed as a radio show, I like it that way. :)
Merlyn LeRoy: there are no official announcements on the next dr who
doctec: it's been a radio series, a book, a tv series - now coming to a theatre near you (any day now... any day...)
mrmuckle: Who?
Dr. Headphones: the lovely smell of toasting bagel arrives from the kitchen :) can cream cheese be far behind?
Merlyn LeRoy: yes
doctec: re who & izzard: sounds to me like baker was engaging in a little wishful thinking (and hoping to plant a seed that would grow to fruition as it were)
doctec: as goes bagels, so goes cream cheese
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:58 PM and late as usual, it's Bubba's Brain, just back from Billville."
Elayne: Hello BB!
Dr. Headphones: the cream cheese package touts the fact that it's lower in calories and fat than butter. what they don't say is that it's for equivalent amounts. i put a LOT more c.c. on than butter
Dr. Headphones: hi bubba
Bubba's Brain: cream cheese goes?
llanwydd: you know what's the best thing on a bagel? Raw red salmon.
doctec: tonight's alcoholic libation du jour: red bul & grey goose citron - quite popular among the twentysomethings in nyc so i'm told
Dr. Headphones: llan: i would do it, love sushi/sashemi
Bubba's Brain: Hey all
llanwydd: with cream cheese and a slice of onion with salt and pepper
doctec: actually, i'm drinking the sugar free red bull - lili's drinking the regular stuff
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctec: lox & bagels - a quintessential ny experience
Bubba's Brain: my gosh, doc's growing wings.....
Dr. Headphones: what exactly is red bull? i've seen the commercials as an energy drink. sugar free would almost seem to be an oxymoron
llanwydd: evening bub
doctec: is that what those things were? and here i thought they were just hazmat-generated appendages
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bubba's Brain: hey il
llanwydd: if I want to wake up I drink coffee
Dr. Headphones: mutations
doctec: red bull is an 'energy drink' - has a citrusy kind of flavor - heavy on the b vitamins and the sugar
doctec: i prefer the sugar free version, only 10 calories but you still get the b-vitamin infusion (sublingually as well!)
Bubba's Brain: does it really give you nrg?
Dr. Headphones: doc: why not just drink real orange juice and take a multi every day?
Elayne: I think I'm going back to watch the game. Next week, all!
llanwydd: if I make it strong enough
||||||||| 10:02 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dr. Headphones: bye, e
doctec: bubba: well, the b vitamins are definitely a good thing - it's a subtle lift
Dr. Headphones: placebo lift?
Bubba's Brain: no ephedrine or anything???? I always assumed it had something like that.....
Dr. Headphones: before we all start taking drugs or drinking energy mixes, let's all think: WWFD? (what would firesign do?)
doctec: re taking vitamins & drinking o.j.: i find that the heavy acidity of o.j. doesn't sit well on my stomach - and drinking something tasty instead of having to wash down a pill is a more aesthetically pleasing experience
doctec: i don't like the regular red bull though - too much sugar, you get too much of a rush folowed quickly by a letdown (sugar does that to you)
Bubba's Brain: Dr H. -- personally my motto is WWLLD: What would Lazarus Long do?
Dr. Headphones: ah, i love o.j. i plan to go home to fla. during xmas, will help my dad pick oranges off the tree before breakfast and squeeze them fresh. can't be beat
Dr. Headphones: bub: live forever?
doctec: yes, what would firesign do? probably eat some groat clusters and wash 'em down with electrolytically purified water
Bubba's Brain: Well, that too....
doctec: mind you that's just a guess on my part
doctec: speaking of alcoholic beverages, lili has let me know she finished hers and is ready for another - back in a minit
Dr. Headphones: doc: sure it wouldn't be 30 weight?
Bubba's Brain: Doc's making a minit julep....
Dr. Headphones: derby time?
Dr. Headphones: no thanks, i'll stick with the fedora
Bubba's Brain: Yeah, two hours of waiting in the stands, and 90 seconds of racing....
Dr. Headphones: i never got into horse racing. greyhound is fun to watch. prefer jai alai if i'm going to watch a gambling sport
llanwydd: there are conspicuously few of us in the chat room tonight
Merlyn LeRoy: race them big buses!
llanwydd: did I spell that wrong
Bubba's Brain: not much accelleration, but once you get them up to speed...
Merlyn LeRoy: I like the way the greyhound buses chase after that volkswagen rabbit
Dr. Headphones: twin carbs on those diesels really boost the power :)
Bubba's Brain: I hear every once in a while they'll catch the rabbit, and then they're ruined for life... never race again. Nothing you can do but put them out to the junkyard.
Dr. Headphones: or convert them to motor homes for rich people
Bubba's Brain: Well, I gotta head out. Later all.
||||||||| At 10:15 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Bubba's Brain!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Dr. Headphones: bye, bb
Merlyn LeRoy: the idling rich
Dr. Headphones: land yachts. watch those low bridges when you put the sails up though
llanwydd: what's with this chat room? Is everybody watching "the game"?
doctec: idling in their suv's - & burning way too much fossil fools in the process
doctec: well i just made lili another drink
Dr. Headphones: i'm watching frontline on pbs, sleeper cell in buffalo
doctec: &dinner's gonna be served in 5 mins
doctec: so i'll be departing soon myself
Dr. Headphones: enjoy it, doc, and give lili a hug or kiss or lick or something for me ;)
doctec: lili says hi (& hopes the pain her one large post-surgical fibroid is still causing her eases up soon - it's been over three weeks and no relief in sight)
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm going to send out a firesign update on the new www.livefromtheislands.com domain for ossman's show, and bergman's appearance in the Tick DVD
doctec: bri: cool!
Dr. Headphones: merl: to the ng?
Merlyn LeRoy: NG and mailing list, one command to rule them all
doctec: thanx for keeping things going, between making myself available to help lili and dealing with a day job that has me commuting ever-longer stretches due to road destruction - er, construction - i'm pretty much out of commission at the moment
Dr. Headphones: and the tcp/ip binding
Merlyn LeRoy: sure ting
llanwydd: see you all neckst weke
doctec: nit lland
doctec: llanw
Merlyn LeRoy: ye doc
Merlyn LeRoy: bye
Dr. Headphones: bye, ll
doctec: if i can muster it i'll be bakc in a little bit (but don't wait up if after dinner i crash hard - did not get a lot of sleep last night and may not make it much past 11:30)
doctec: good to know y'all are keeping the flame alight
Dr. Headphones: cat's in japan, not sure where klok is, bunnyboy hasn't arrived, and still the firesign member drought continues
doctec gets gonged by the dinner bell
doctec: oooh.....
Dr. Headphones: i want to get gonged by the taco bell :)
doctec: ok, nytol - & take care
||||||||| 10:23 PM -- doctec left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dr. Headphones: early night for everyone? i'm going to the couch and finish watching frontline, i think. see y'all next time
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:24 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Dr. Headphones by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Merlyn LeRoy: bye phones
||||||||| Outside, the 10:28 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Mudhead coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Merlyn LeRoy: hey mudhead
Mudhead: Hey Merlyn what happened?
Mudhead: I got denied
Merlyn LeRoy: I give up, what?
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Mudhead: I was here, then I wasnt
Merlyn LeRoy: The reaper killed you, so that means your browser wasn't loading the page
Mudhead: and now Im back, and I'm beautiful
Merlyn LeRoy: how were you not here?
Mudhead: I ask that of all the chatters
Mudhead: Reaper killed me, everyone else went to take care of there case of the fiddles I presume
Merlyn LeRoy: but were you loading the page at the time?
Mudhead: i was typing a really funny retort to Elayne, so funny I would have won the Firesign Theatre Internatiuonal Award for Fancy Chatting Award
Mudhead: I mean it was funny
Mudhead: damm
Mudhead: another Yankee run and a hit
Merlyn LeRoy: somehow, your browser stopped refreshing the page, so you "died"
Mudhead: I wish the Yankees would too
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:37 PM, dragging klokwkdog by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Mudhead: sudden coronary kilss entire Yankee team, film at 11
klokwkdog: fiddles? Nero burning rom?
Merlyn LeRoy: hey kwd
klokwkdog: yeah
klokwkdog: like, where am everyone?
Merlyn LeRoy: they were here, but left, right?
Mudhead: I am lamenting Bostons premature death
Mudhead: You aint got noone on your left
Mudhead: your rught
Mudhead: you aint got no one on your right
Mudhead: your left
Mudhead: Hound Dog
Mudhead: Poontang
klokwkdog: who is wining? is Boston going to fight Chicago?
Merlyn LeRoy: why would two rock bands fight?
Mudhead: Boston is leading 4-3 in bottom of 7th with 2 out
Mudhead: Chicago lost yesterday to the Marlins
Mudhead: Sorry 4-2 top of 8th
klokwkdog: chicago lost again?
Mudhead: yeah
klokwkdog: so it will be detroit and ny? how boring
Mudhead: Well Merlyn, do I get credit for that hilariously funny remark I was making to Elayne when the Reaper killed me, huh, well, how bout it?
Mudhead: Hopefully it'll be Boston and florida
Merlyn LeRoy: type it in now, and it'll be in the log....
Mudhead: thats what they all say
Mudhead: j/k
Mudhead: i havent said anything funny in here in months
klokwkdog: florida has baseball team?
Mudhead: i guess thats funny
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Father Corona', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:49 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Merlyn LeRoy: we're all catholics now
Father Corona: Pax vneuti nicutm! down on your knees, now! D'ye recognize what I'm holidn' over your head, lads?
Mudhead: home run boston 5-2
Merlyn LeRoy: it's a sword of democles
Merlyn LeRoy: dam o'cles
Mudhead: Im no schoolboy
Merlyn LeRoy: dammo cleese, john's brother
Father Corona: That was Harpo Cleese!
Mudhead: top of 8th 2 out
klokwkdog: an irish swordsman?
Father Corona: Some things never change. California is still La La land and the Chicago Cubs are Bums!
Mudhead: Im no schoolboy, you've lost your powers over me Father
Mudhead: Though I will accept a settlement for 25 million
Father Corona: Down on your knees Mud!
Mudhead: Make it 30 and youve gotta deal Dad
Father Corona: Do you recognize what I'm holding over your head lad?
klokwkdog: too much high tension, calm it down or i'll break out the anti-corona dope
Mudhead: Kinda small, snicker, snicker
Father Corona: Corona Dope yummy!
Mudhead: Ive seen bigger on rabid squirrels
klokwkdog: Rumsfield has nothing to do with it (Ashcroft is watching)
Father Corona: Thats not what Mrs. Blutewurzt says!
Mudhead: Look up, smile, say cheese (Limbaugh)
klokwkdog: but...she's a NUN!
Mudhead: thats all shes had
Mudhead: None!
Father Corona: That's Reich Marshall Von Rumsfeld to you, Mr. Head!
klokwkdog: such
Mudhead: Herr head to you
Father Corona: Herrod?
klokwkdog: if it wasn't for him, the President of the United States would be named Shickelgruber. Wait a minute...
Mudhead: No my rod is much larger than the Fathers
Father Corona: The President of the United Snakes is named Shcickelgruber!
klokwkdog: it's not the length, it's the quality of the counterpoise!
Mudhead: The govenor is named schwarznegger, not Schicklegrubber
Father Corona: Mein Fuhrer I can walk!
klokwkdog: what you probably meant to say is, "The President of the United Snakes is named Shickelgruber!"
Mudhead: Damm Jeeter
Father Corona: Oh you speak of Der Gropenfuhrer!
Mudhead: Yankee, go home
Mudhead: stay dere
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog: You know, noboby has commented about Schwartzenegger's desire to make a movie about a "Good Nazi" (which was, um, a kind of hard sell in Hollywood, so his advisors eventually persuaded him to shut up a few years ago)
Father Corona: Smile when you say Damn Yankees!
klokwkdog sings "You've gotta have heaaaart..."
Father Corona: Whatever Lola wants ...
Mudhead: I'm breakin out my Tremblin Wembley
klokwkdog: "All you really need is heart..." (Whatever happened to Nancy Wilson, anyway? Reduced to backing commentary on her husband's DVDs?)
klokwkdog: sounds Kinky to me
Father Corona: Whatever happened to Wilson/Phillips Pickett?
Father Corona: What this country needs is a nickel stogie and a star like Bogie. A good nickle toke ...
klokwkdog: don't Bogart that joint...
Father Corona: Heres a fat doobie of Road Apple Red pass it around, cyber tokes for all!
Father Corona: Haw about a 5 cent joke?
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm faaading
Mudhead: Tie Game bottom of the 8th
Mudhead: Im gettin sick
klokwkdog: OK, well, I'm going to toodle
Father Corona: Later
Mudhead: nite klok
klokwkdog: bye
||||||||| klokwkdog departs at 11:12 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Mudhead: Same here
Mudhead: Im out fellas
Father Corona: Who was that masked man?
Father Corona: Yeah time for some golf!
Mudhead: gnite Mr and Mrs America and all good ships at sea
||||||||| At 11:14 PM, Mudhead vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Merlyn LeRoy: whoops, I was gone for a bit...
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Father Corona - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Merlyn LeRoy leaves to catch the 11:21 PM train to Hellmouth.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:24 PM and late as usual, it's Bunnyboy, just back from Billville."
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Bunnyboy: WAY, way late
Bunnyboy: shucky darn
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:25 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Bunnyboy by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| mrmuckle rushes off, saying "11:26 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Poweless Yamamoto close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 11:41 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Poweless Yamamoto: Oh ick
Poweless Yamamoto: I missed the exposition
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Poweless Yamamoto - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:31 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
Bubba's Brain
Dr. Headphones
Father Corona
Merlyn LeRoy
Poweless Yamamoto
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