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 23, 2003 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Fudd into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 7:59 PM, then departs.
Fudd: . . . love you! You obt. Svt, "Fuddles." That ought to do it. Dear Nabby . . . . . . Thanks for the pomegranates, Spunky loves them, and will be sitting up soon, I hope. As for the excellent porcelian astrolab . . . "a"? There's an "e" in there --- "astrolabe" . . . which miraclously arrived in percise working condition after its perilous journey ‘round the Tit -- oh, Tip -- oh dear, that's a "p" -- "Tip . . . I set it up directly, and having once aligned it upon the Celestial Doggie, the sight so roused me, that I was seized by a transport of scientifc rapture! And, whilst a happy prisoner of this unhappy state, I fell upon my glorious machine, and knocked it, perforce, up -- down -- the kitchen stairs, carrying faithful Bunky -- Spunky -- with it. You can imagine my confusion. But, quid
||||||||| Fudd says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Fudd exits at 7:59 PM.
||||||||| "8:42 PM? 8:42 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bone-E-Boi should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bone-E-Boi enters and sits on the couch.
Bone-E-Boi: I'm unfashionably early.
||||||||| Merlyn waltzes in at 8:58 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Merlyn: now you can say "what knocker!"
Merlyn: ...or not...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Bone-E-Boi: Hot Puns, Open for Business.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Yämamøto Spümante', just granted probation at 9:03 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Yämamøto Spümante: Hot cross puns?
Yämamøto Spümante: Puns and knockers, a good way to start the evening, now all I need is a cols, edibl;e bottle of Bear Whiz Beer
Yämamøto Spümante: That, and typing lessons
Bone-E-Boi: Spümcø?
Merlyn: and a new keyboard
Yämamøto Spümante: Merlyn I hope you spell cheque the log!
||||||||| Catherwood ushers cease into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:06 PM, then departs.
Yämamøto Spümante: Keyboard is fine. Operator error 99% of the time
cease: greetings
Bone-E-Boi: Spelling is voodoo.
Merlyn: I'm glad to see oddball characters using oddball characters
Yämamøto Spümante: oi cat
Merlyn waves
Yämamøto Spümante: That would be me
Bone-E-Boi: Log spelling.
Yämamøto Spümante: Aaron Spelling
Merlyn: and BEB
Bone-E-Boi: Errant spelling.
Yämamøto Spümante: That would be me again
Bone-E-Boi: Victoria Spelling?
Yämamøto Spümante: Knight Errant Spelling
cease: doc said he and lili wont make it to chat tonight
Yämamøto Spümante: bumner
cease: some seriious pool playing
Merlyn: how klum?
Yämamøto Spümante: ha
Yämamøto Spümante: Damn, Youre Minnesota, Fats
Merlyn: I prefer gene pool playing
cease: state finals coming up this weekend
Yämamøto Spümante: Which State
Bone-E-Boi: Pocket pool? Pocket fisherman.
cease: the state of anarchy, most likely
Yämamøto Spümante: Ron Popiel LIVES!
Bone-E-Boi: Who stocked the pool with carp?
Yämamøto Spümante: Anachy is ant-state :P
Merlyn: pocket veto
cease: all that broownian movement
||||||||| "9:10 PM? 9:10 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dr. Headphones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dr. Headphones enters and sits on the couch.
Bone-E-Boi: Pocket Vito, pocket battleship.
Yämamøto Spümante: Carp as big as submarines
Dr. Headphones: hello, dear friends
Yämamøto Spümante: oi
cease: hi kend
Bone-E-Boi: Pocket torpedo.
Merlyn: hullo
Dr. Headphones: that spumanti is good stuff :)
Bone-E-Boi: Bone-E-Boi holding an Apple.
cease: as prematurely reported last week, i wasnt in japan.
Merlyn: by spumco?
Yämamøto Spümante: Aha, Merlyn's the Engish School Boy w/a Head Code
Dr. Headphones: apple. hmmm, reminds me. cat, last night i had some draft cider (woodchuck brand) and it was good
cease: just at class. japan trip starts next week
Merlyn: what a coincidence! I wasn't either.
Yämamøto Spümante: Nor was I
Bone-E-Boi: Pocket parrot.
Yämamøto Spümante: Pocket Chainsaw
cease: yes, forced to live in a cidreless land for 3 weeks. dont remind me!
Yämamøto Spümante: Pocket Politician
Dr. Headphones: no apples in japan?
Yämamøto Spümante: cat, you can always live HERE
Merlyn: they use rice
cease: no cidre, or at least wasnt when i was there
cease: they do some nice things with rice
Dr. Headphones: in today's world, everything is available everywhere (at the right price!)
Yämamøto Spümante: GWMDB "loves free speech"
Dr. Headphones: i'm having rice-a-roni (the san francisco treat) with my dinner in a few
Yämamøto Spümante: I had cajun pasta
Dr. Headphones: yeah, yam, i saw that clip on the news
Yämamøto Spümante: local diner speciality
Dr. Headphones: i'm not real fond of cajun if it's terribly spicy
Yämamøto Spümante: He sounded like he was peeved
Merlyn: john rice shows up sometimes
Dr. Headphones: merl: i never asked him--short or long grain?
Yämamøto Spümante: Spicy, Bring it on, cleans the whole system right on down the line!
Bone-E-Boi: Everybody out of the dead pool.
Dr. Headphones: i had my spicy for the year last night. drove over to toledo and ate chili and hot dogs at tony packo's (of m*a*s*h/klinger fame)
Yämamøto Spümante: Everybody out of the car pool
Yämamøto Spümante: I eat spicy food often
Yämamøto Spümante: Which is why gurls don't like me
Bone-E-Boi: Spicy gurls?
Yämamøto Spümante: Spice Gurls!
Merlyn: there are some plants so spicy they can kill you
||||||||| Catherwood escorts klokwkdog in through the front door at 9:17 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
cease: hi klok
Yämamøto Spümante: Sure that's not saucy?
Dr. Headphones: howdy, klok
Merlyn: hey kwd
Yämamøto Spümante: KWD, now in FWD
klokwkdog: 'lo folks
Yämamøto Spümante: oi
Bone-E-Boi: My hardness of hearing is no excuse when I'm reading text.
Dr. Headphones: as long as he doesn't start ffwd-ing, we won't be able to read it if it scrolls by too quickly
klokwkdog thinks, "funny; been down so long it looks like REV to me..."
Dr. Headphones: b-e-b: WHAT!
Bone-E-Boi: WHAT do you mean by that?
Yämamøto Spümante think if we went into the past, we might actually go forward...
Merlyn: wait for mr muckle before shouting
Dr. Headphones: yam: reading bio of feynman now, at the section where he developed his electron interaction theory and says time doesn't matter
Yämamøto Spümante: Ok
Dr. Headphones: does anybody really know what time it is?
Bone-E-Boi: I thought he said time ISN'T matter.
klokwkdog: of strings and sealing wax and quantum electrodynamics
Yämamøto Spümante: Most animals prolly have no inkling of time(besides time of day), they seem to do okay
cease: pbs did an excellent bio of him
Dr. Headphones: time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
Bone-E-Boi: Any way the wind blows.
Dr. Headphones: i saw that, cat, many years ago. he never got to tuva, alas
Merlyn: catherwood says it's 9:22 PM
klokwkdog: i thought if time went fast enough, it turned into matter. ...or was that "bother"? I forget
cease: indeed
Merlyn: if time gets too bland, it turns into newsweek
Bone-E-Boi: Donut matter.
Yämamøto Spümante: No, you're all confused, the Horizon is moving up
klokwkdog: Merlyn: LOL
Dr. Headphones: i like the holes, b-e-b
Dr. Headphones: no calories in them
cease: or us and world report
Bone-E-Boi: Time is the hole in a donut. It all makes sense now.
Merlyn: time to make the donuts
klokwkdog: yeh, Homer's corollary to string theory: it's all a chain of donuts...
Yämamøto Spümante: Did Jim Croce write that?
Bone-E-Boi: All those years of pretzel logic....
Dr. Headphones: and speaking of sense/cents, i got my first new $20 yesterday. quite nice looking
Bone-E-Boi: Steely Dan.
Yämamøto Spümante: Didn't we just get new Money?
klokwkdog: Yeah, I really like them -- saw a picture on the net and printed a whole batch of them for my friends...
Yämamøto Spümante: ha
Yämamøto Spümante: where the hell are mine? Eh?
Dr. Headphones: with the new tariffs, it's aluminum dan now
klokwkdog: That's like the New Coke, Yam. Now, we get "$20 Classic"
Merlyn: I'm getting a color laserprinter, so I could probably print old ones pretty well
cease: the canadianization of america
Yämamøto Spümante: I remember "New Coke"
Yämamøto Spümante: Cat: no way, too many stupid people here
Merlyn: old coke had coke in it
klokwkdog: neat NYT article, Cat, about the Quebecer who bought all the Circle K stores here. His company actually bothers to find out what people near their convenience stores want!
cease: just the money
Bone-E-Boi: All those years of pretzel logic.... Donut holes turned out to be the metaphor.
Yämamøto Spümante: GDWI's fave soft drink
Yämamøto Spümante wants bad food, bad people and 108 octane coffee
klokwkdog: Hey, Cat -- Japan just helped out ol' GWB -- promised a blistering sum of...$1.5bn
cease: lots o yen
Dr. Headphones: klok: that's heresy. put it on the shelf (no matter what) and some drunk and/or stoned fool will buy it at 3am
Yämamøto Spümante: a yen for iraq
cease: i'll be there next thursday. bummer having to carry all that yen around
klokwkdog: i thot u wer in Japan, anyway. long gone and far absent on thursdays 4 awhile
klokwkdog: phat wallet, eh
cease: i was taking a course
Yämamøto Spümante: cat-it's easier to be a millionare in japan
Yämamøto Spümante: carry pocket change
Dr. Headphones: do they break down yen into subdivisions like our cents?
Yämamøto Spümante: not that I know of
Yämamøto Spümante: cat?
Bone-E-Boi: http://armagost.blogspot.com/ Comments?
Merlyn: pico¥
cease: they had 1 yen, 5, 10, 50 and a hundred yen coins
cease: havent been there in 15 years
Dr. Headphones: 100 yents=1 yen?
Yämamøto Spümante: 100 yentas
Bone-E-Boi: I'll never reach the level of Phil Austin's weblog.
klokwkdog: for the last few years, 100 ¥ = (approx) $1, so why fractionalize the Yen further?]
Merlyn: how many yentas in a yen?
cease: a yen for all seasons
Bone-E-Boi: Whoops, pardon me, didn't me to tear your rice paper.
Dr. Headphones: ask barbra--coming this fall to a tv network near you
Bone-E-Boi: Excuse me, clumsy of me....
Bone-E-Boi: Sorry.
Merlyn: do not go yentl into that good night
Bone-E-Boi: My cat took a dump in your rock garden.
Bone-E-Boi: Thought it was a sandbox.
Dr. Headphones: b-e-b: i used to rip them when i tried to roll too tight, just wrap another one around it and pass it around
Bone-E-Boi: Litterbox.
Bone-E-Boi: Catnip.
Yämamøto Spümante: just bought an industrial size bin o catnip
Bone-E-Boi: Catnip is illegal in this country.
cease: look forward to getting a cat when we return from nihon
Dr. Headphones: tell my cats that! they love it
Yämamøto Spümante keeps his cats insanely high
cease: and they sitll land on their feet
Bone-E-Boi: My cats are weirdly cool.
Yämamøto Spümante: You know if you don't give it to them, they buy it from some scruffy tom on the corner
Dr. Headphones: my cats are coolly weird
Yämamøto Spümante: My cats are loveble
Bone-E-Boi: I was scruffy in an earlier lifetime.
Yämamøto Spümante: I have a lapful at any given time
Bone-E-Boi: Er, Tom.
klokwkdog: a friend had a part-Persian cat that was hopelessly addicted to catnip -- came running up every time the fridge opened (it was kept in the crisper)
Dr. Headphones: i have some trying to get in mine since i hold dinner plate
Yämamøto Spümante: I have a junkie. Stevie just loves the hell out of catnip
Yämamøto Spümante is listening to 20 Dead Camels "Chemical High"
klokwkdog: no joke, i don't think it's good for them very often
Bone-E-Boi: I was Tom Snyder in a previous lifetime.
Dr. Headphones: i boil it, make a tea, then put in spray bottle
Bone-E-Boi: Incarnation.
Yämamøto Spümante: Tom Snyder was scruffy, esp, in a leisure suit
klokwkdog: ken: does that work?
cease: i didnt know he was dead
Bone-E-Boi: Do you believe in reincarnation? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Dr. Headphones: oh yeah, klok, i spray their toys and their scratching post, they go wild
Dr. Headphones: while it's boiling, they converge on the kitchen from the 4 corners of the house
Yämamøto Spümante: Many republicans have a nasty surprise coming in next life
klokwkdog: i know the feeling -- happens when someone else is here and i'm busy weaponizing cayenne pepper...
Bone-E-Boi: http://www.zippythepinhead.com/
Yämamøto Spümante: Instant Karma, ya know
cease: i read it this morning. have no idea who that singer is
Yämamøto Spümante: I have an app for my palm® that tells you how long you have left in seconds
Dr. Headphones: my palm always knows when it's about time. i let go and it just "happens"
Bone-E-Boi: http://zippythepinhead.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/2003/images/102203.gif Synchronistic pinhead.
klokwkdog: i have a guy in a robe down on the streetcorner with a sign telling me how long I have left -- cheaper than a Palm, but the local taxes are kinda high
Merlyn: does it do leap seconds?
Yämamøto Spümante: The end is near
Yämamøto Spümante: Leaps over what it needs to
cease: aha. yes zippy's usual relavence
klokwkdog: yes, acoustically, the speaker end IS the near field...
Yämamøto Spümante: Yes but I betcha my palm® aint as smelly as yr guy
Dr. Headphones: has anyone read that time is slowing down to the point where they are adding half-leap-seconds every couple months now?
Merlyn: aaron smelling?
Bone-E-Boi: Leonard Snyder sat down beside her.
Bone-E-Boi: Schneider.
cease: time slowing? i thought it was just old age
klokwkdog: at the distance involved, the difference is negligible, Yam
Bone-E-Boi: Goo goo goo joob.
Dr. Headphones: i am NOT the walrus!
Yämamøto Spümante is the walrus
Bone-E-Boi: I am not Spock.
Yämamøto Spümante is spøck
klokwkdog: you are !walrus?
cease: new cannuck mag called Walrus. ordered but it hasnt arrived
Bone-E-Boi: I am not Leonard Nimoy.
klokwkdog: yep, that's Walrus for you...
Yämamøto Spümante: Leonard Nimoy isn't you, either
cease: sposed to be the canuck harpers. has article by lapham on mcluhan i'd like to read
Bone-E-Boi: Zippy spoken here.
klokwkdog: !LeonardNimoy v !(the Walrus)?
Dr. Headphones: i've heard of celtic harpers, but not canuck harpers
Yämamøto Spümante: you not missing anything cat, it's prolly 1000 lbs and reeks of Herring
klokwkdog: sounds very very canuck, Cat -
Bone-E-Boi: Folk music is okay if you like dulcimers.
klokwkdog: and if it's left-leaning...
Yämamøto Spümante: or 400 and change kg
cease: i'll see. hope it makes it to the mail box by the time i return
klokwkdog: nah, I like June Tabor, BEB
Yämamøto Spümante: Leaning walri usually fall over
Bone-E-Boi: It's frightening when Zippy is the one making sense.
klokwkdog: (if you push them hard enough)
cease: loved thast one about the armed hello kitty recently
Dr. Headphones: if zippy doesn't make sense to you, then you're probably the victim of a bad cranial implant. get to your fascio-neurosurgeon immediately!
Yämamøto Spümante: my cats came with aramament systems.
Bone-E-Boi: Neofascist plastic surgery?
Yämamøto Spümante: or at least sharp bits(ow)
Yämamøto Spümante: BeB_ a nip, a tuck, and yr FRanco!
Dr. Headphones: nah, franco is still dead
Dr. Headphones: i do have a brown shirt i can wear if i need to, though
Bone-E-Boi: I think your headphones are causing too much pressure to the brain.
cease: i noticed when i was in spain last year
klokwkdog: Hersh article in the New Yorker not to be missed: >http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?031027fa_fact
Bone-E-Boi: TIght headphones at maximum volume.
klokwkdog: o'reilly youth! fair and balanced: we distort, you comply!
cease: oh yes. i read that on cursor
Dr. Headphones: i saw o'reilly recently on tv, quite the obnoxious guy. no, i don't watch fox, he was guest on talk show
Yämamøto Spümante: O'Rielyy is NOT a conservative. Really. Truly
Yämamøto Spümante: honest to god
Dr. Headphones: neo-con is NOT the same as con
Merlyn: I don't think he's a mammal
Yämamøto Spümante: he sez so
Dr. Headphones: merl: reptile?
Yämamøto Spümante: He's a Marsupial.
cease: i don think i've ever seen him but heard him assault terri gross on fresh air
klokwkdog: like Limbaugh and Coulter, he's just riding the right-wing wave for the $$
Yämamøto Spümante: I've been telling ppl about Marsupial Perfidy for years
Dr. Headphones: stuff his damned pouch with shredded paper soaked in lighter fluid and throw a lit match his way
Bone-E-Boi: Try this link instead. http://www.newyorker.com/printable/?fact/031027fa_fact
cease: how was london, merl?
Yämamøto Spümante: Coulter is a fucking moron
Yämamøto Spümante: Any werewolves?
Dr. Headphones: and you're treasonous!
klokwkdog: too many redundant applelations, Yam
Yämamøto Spümante: What's mew?
Merlyn: london was lots of fun; a bit tiring with all the walking
klokwkdog: very, very 'Jack', eh Meryl?
Yämamøto Spümante: You describe her then
Dr. Headphones: appalachians? what's west virginia got to do with it?
klokwkdog: she's in it for the money, Yam
Yämamøto Spümante: I actually heard her on the radio, she's every bit as stupid as her book
klokwkdog: country roads?
Dr. Headphones: she's not bad looking, but i'd have to stuff her panties in her mouth as a gag if i did her
Yämamøto Spümante: Deceptive packaging that
klokwkdog: (sings) ...West Jamaica...take me home!
cease: sounds like something arnold would do
klokwkdog: or did
Yämamøto Spümante: ecch
Dr. Headphones: ask maria
Yämamøto Spümante would rather not be regaled w/that info
Merlyn: see http://www.agitproperties.com/osc/eshop/images/AnnStoreLarge.gif
cease: isnt the pinto or the nino available?
Dr. Headphones: nino the mind boggler and pinto beans, attorneys at law
Dr. Headphones: lol, merl! i love it
klokwkdog: is he related to the Brown Bomber?
Yämamøto Spümante: "more beans!"
klokwkdog: i still like their O'Reilly Youth shirts better
cease: excellent
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: 1939 poster girl
Dr. Headphones: obviously catherwood is NOT synched with atomic clocks
Yämamøto Spümante: no
klokwkdog: but he's darned close today!
Merlyn: he's not too far off this time
Dr. Headphones: klok: last week he was right on
Yämamøto Spümante: Y
Yämamøto Spümante: the drugs are better this week
klokwkdog: merlyn: why not parse the string and then add a correction time to fix catherwood each week? ;-))
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, i didn't get my scrip filled this week....
Yämamøto Spümante: purse strings?
klokwkdog: nah - no socialized meds
Bone-E-Boi: This just in: Log rolling in the dead pool. Victoria Spelling cast voodoo.
Merlyn: I thought of that, but some php code uses the time, and some shell scripts, and keeping them in agreement is too hard
Yämamøto Spümante: I have Kathy sitting next to me and she's doing purr strings
cease: the purse theory of the universe: it's got lots a stuff in it
Dr. Headphones: hey, kathy :)
Yämamøto Spümante: and is heavy as spork
Bone-E-Boi: Cheese log rolling.
Dr. Headphones: beaner isn't near now, food is gone
Merlyn: I sent the system owner a link on unix methods to sync to atomic clocks
Yämamøto Spümante: That's illegal in 22 states
Yämamøto Spümante: I have Kathy and Tommy Sharing the chair
Dr. Headphones: when i was a kid i had an atomic watch, but they quit using radium on the dials
Dr. Headphones: tommy can you hear me now? can you hear me now? tommy...tommy
Yämamøto Spümante: Pppl would snort it
klokwkdog: sheesh, my router asks me which time server to connect to for NTP! $29 and it's bugging me about NTP servers!
Bone-E-Boi: Carping about Madonna.
Bone-E-Boi: Pocket fisherman.
Yämamøto Spümante: Madonna who?
Dr. Headphones: did madonna and that cute black chick whose name i don't remember ever kiss on s.n.l. last week?
klokwkdog: oh, the whole entertainment industry is run by people whose name ends in a vowel, didn't you know?
cease: didnt stay awake long enough to find out, kend
Yämamøto Spümante: Oh
cease: are they all japanese?
Yämamøto Spümante: what's the big deal w/that then?
Dr. Headphones: or eye-talians
cease: has anime taken over the world?
klokwkdog: Sony? I think not!
klokwkdog: ann who?
Bone-E-Boi: Pleading self-defense, Madonna ordered everyone out of the dead pool.
Merlyn: it's ok, they're speaking chinese
Yämamøto Spümante: We will be too
klokwkdog: the hell it is -- only if they have 32-character subtitles!
Dr. Headphones: for the windows geeks out there: do you have to reboot for newly installed fonts to be usable?
Yämamøto Spümante: yes
cease: i cant seem to make a banner of stuff go away when i'm typing in opera
Yämamøto Spümante: if they're international
klokwkdog: yes, folks, it's arcane Windows question of the week once again...
Dr. Headphones: cat: sing, don't type
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Elayne in through the front door at 10:09 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dr. Headphones: yam: i tried to go to a page with interlinear bible (greek or hebrew) and it didn't work
cease: maybe that's it. hi el
Dr. Headphones: hey, el
klokwkdog: hey E. Cat - must sing in Italian, too
Elayne: Hi Cat!
Yämamøto Spümante: If you install an international fontset, you have to reboot to make it work
Elayne: Hey Dr. H, Klok!
Yämamøto Spümante: oi E
Elayne: Lo Yam!
Bone-E-Boi: Thanks for Sharing. A Google search yielded no results on Kathy or Tommy.
Yämamøto Spümante has japanese, Chinese, Korean, Cyrillic....
Dr. Headphones: that's one thing about xp i DO like better than win98, i don't have to reboot every day. i actually went 11 days so far and still ticking
Yämamøto Spümante: I like 2k, but may shift to linux if I go 64 bit
Dr. Headphones: yam: one might ask "why?", mightn't one?
klokwkdog: (it won't do anything, just goes "tick" every so often, but compared to other MS products, not unusual)
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and llanwydd disembarks at 10:11 PM.
Dr. Headphones: hi, llan
llanwydd: how do
cease: and speaking of vowels...
Bone-E-Boi: Have you ever seen the Boys do their Chinese Fire Drill?
Yämamøto Spümante wants to buy a vo=wel
klokwkdog: it'll be awhile B4 64 bits is digested, so i will wait for low-cost h/w. the memory, in particular, seems pricey
Dr. Headphones: getcher vowels here, 2/$1!
Yämamøto Spümante: True, that. Not gonna happen tomorrow
Bone-E-Boi: The boys line the vowels up like clown cars.
Dr. Headphones: mix 'n' match, no limits
Elayne: Ah, hello Llan!
Yämamøto Spümante: I have to find a way to avoid the Windoze spyware
klokwkdog: i want to buy all the vowels - then everyone will have to speak Serbio-Croat
Dr. Headphones: b-e-b: sounds good. is there a video?
Bone-E-Boi: On the freeway, which is, needless to say, already in progress.
Bone-E-Boi: The infobahn.
Yämamøto Spümante knows freeways
Bone-E-Boi: Phil Austin will be posting the video to his blog.
klokwkdog knows at least two
llanwydd: Is there really a Serbo-Croat language?
Dr. Headphones: yam: remember "autobahn" by kraftwerk? that's high on my list of "to digitize" lps
Yämamøto Spümante knows more about freeways than can be considered healthy
klokwkdog: yep
klokwkdog: it's a dialect of Indo-European
Yämamøto Spümante: I actually had that on CD
Yämamøto Spümante: Can't find it, tho
Dr. Headphones: llan: yes indeedy, but the serbs use cyrillic to write it (and are orthodox christians) while the croats are catholics and use latin letters
Merlyn: I've got one kraftwerk album
Bone-E-Boi: It's called Get Out of the Carpool--Chinese Fire Drill in the Diamond Lane.
klokwkdog: that's so they can shout understandably while they are slaughtering each other, Ken
llanwydd: but it's all one language?
Dr. Headphones: all one llanguage, llan
klokwkdog: depends on what you mean, "one language"
llanwydd: they can shout. Don't hear you
Bone-E-Boi: The Diamond Lane on the Infobahn is Internet2.
klokwkdog: you mean as in, "ein volk, ein language, ein Deutschland"??
cease: one rune to bind them
Dr. Headphones: has anyone hacked into I2 yet?
Elayne is going back to bed... feeling a bit under... next week folks...
||||||||| 10:16 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
klokwkdog: nite E!
Merlyn: byee
cease: by el
Dr. Headphones: they come, they go
Bone-E-Boi: A Mr R Clem hacked into I2.
Yämamøto Spümante: hmm
Bone-E-Boi: After all, the American Dream is a very convincing illusion.
cease: was that R Crumb?
Dr. Headphones: hum a little more, yam, it sounds familiar (i can name that tune in 17 notes)
Yämamøto Spümante: 4 cats have a hard time fitting in 1 chair w/my arse planted in it, but they rtry
Dr. Headphones: yam: 2 seems to be my limit, then they start fighting each other
cease: name that tuna? i didnt know they had names
Bone-E-Boi: Out of the bag.
Dr. Headphones: charlie the tuna
Yämamøto Spümante: Alabacore, my dear watson
Bone-E-Boi: More fun than a bag full of cats.
klokwkdog: Ilan- get these tapes from the local library and wonder: http://www.teach12.com/ttc/assets/coursedescriptions/800.asp
Dr. Headphones: or a cat full of bags?
cease: sounds like me
Bone-E-Boi: A barrel full of soap?
Dr. Headphones: yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Bone-E-Boi: Even this is more fun than a barrel full of Dead Cat Soap.
cease: my servants are in those barrels
klokwkdog: there is something atomic about cats: the closer you try to put two adults, the stronger the repulsion force becomes, and it's non-linear
llanwydd: I think name that tuna is the name of a sushi bar
Dr. Headphones: klok: hypotenousal
Yämamøto Spümante: Mine all get on
klokwkdog: sushi bar elam?
Dr. Headphones: mine don't get off since all the males are "fixed"
Yämamøto Spümante: They all want to be w/me at the same time, so they declare a truce or something
Bone-E-Boi: Did you hear about the woman who had two bags of smack hidden in her breast implants?
llanwydd: salami es salaam
Dr. Headphones: for real, b-e-b?
Yämamøto Spümante: salami es baloney
cease: look at the mouth on that gift horse
klokwkdog: only one way to find out, Ken...
Dr. Headphones: don't feel like googling it right now....
Yämamøto Spümante: b-e-b. Getting em outta there would be a bitch
klokwkdog: ...said one Trojan to another...
Yämamøto Spümante: ow
Bone-E-Boi: Nothing is real. Except for the video on Phil's blog. Those breast implants must have been the nefarious work of a neocon plastic surgeon.
Yämamøto Spümante: I googled it earlier
cease: pa has video on his blog?
Dr. Headphones: and...don't keep us in suspenders
Bone-E-Boi: Dr. Headphones, twas from a teevee shew called Nip Tick.
llanwydd: why do they call it "plastic surgery"? Do they use utensils from McDonalds?
Dr. Headphones: surgeon to nurse: spork, please
llanwydd: I think a mcdonald's knife might make a good scalpel
cease: i hope not, llan
Dr. Headphones: b-e-b: i'll try to remember to look it up later. i have about 25 tabs (windows) open in my browser, afraid i'm ready to overload it into crashing
llanwydd: spork is a spoonerism
Bone-E-Boi: Twas from a teevee shew? Ugh. I think maybe I'm hiding the kilo of smack where my brain used to be.
Yämamøto Spümante: no sporks @ mcD's
Dr. Headphones: llan: fork you!
klokwkdog: spoon river, wider than a file...
Yämamøto Spümante: Spork off, eh?
Bone-E-Boi: 1, 2, 3 boxcars . . . .
cease: one of the ads from weirdly cool?
klokwkdog likes mondegreens himself...
Dr. Headphones: mondegreens? like collard greens?
Bone-E-Boi: of industrial coke where my brain used to be.
cease: does le monde have its own colour?
klokwkdog: reach out and kiss this guy, etc.
Dr. Headphones: ah, an example is worth a thousand definitions
Yämamøto Spümante: or kiss the girl for McDonna
klokwkdog: a frog by any other color would still be an old Europe cheese-eater...
Bone-E-Boi: You'll be drilling holes in my skull and inserting straws.
Dr. Headphones: b-e-b: not i. don't like the stuff. tried it several times, no good with me
llanwydd: When you're at a golf course you can say "mondegreen"
Yämamøto Spümante: Like a perverted Mai-Tai
Bone-E-Boi: Mondo Green.
Dr. Headphones: lol, llan! i've been golfing with a friend lately. well, he golfs, i just drive the cart
Bone-E-Boi: Now that's a man's name.
Yämamøto Spümante has never tried "coke". Tried MJ once, didn't like it
Dr. Headphones: lorne's brother
Yämamøto Spümante: a bonanza
Dr. Headphones: little joe was named by the moil (yeah, they were jewish)
Bone-E-Boi: I could never afford that shit.
cease: was michael jordan on trial? i missed that
klokwkdog: They had slain the Earl of Moray/And laid him on the green.
Dr. Headphones: klok: i hear he was an eel anyway
klokwkdog: Ken - you just walk around the course at night and drop the ball in each little cup. A hell of a lot easier.
klokwkdog: no Ken, he was a peer
cease: mondegreen indeed
Dr. Headphones: i'm a peer after too much coffee
klokwkdog: otherwise, you are peerless?
Dr. Headphones: yep, just like the faucet :)
Bone-E-Boi: You have to drink so much coffee that it causes tachycardia.
Dr. Headphones: no drips (thank you, alexander fleming)
klokwkdog: Farrah is without peer?
Dr. Headphones: tachycardia is when you get hit with a tachyon?
Bone-E-Boi: Cardiac irrhymia.
klokwkdog: that's what Einstein thought, but it's since been disproved, Ken
Merlyn: tachyderms are faster-than-light elephants
Bone-E-Boi: Muscular rigidity.
Dr. Headphones: so, black men don't get tachycardia since they got rhythm?
klokwkdog: the slow ones are bad enough...
Bone-E-Boi: Tacky cards. The type of card that I design.
Dr. Headphones: i'm full of stereotypes tonight. must have been that discussion about fonts
klokwkdog: two types are better than one...
Dr. Headphones: if i were any older, it would be daguerrotypes
Bone-E-Boi: Your average Brit has to go into rehab for drinking too much tead.
Bone-E-Boi: Tead?
cease: is that like mead?
Dr. Headphones: tead williams, head in the ice man
Bone-E-Boi: Applejack.
cease: margaret, care to get drink on magic honey?
||||||||| Outside, the 10:38 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Bubba's Brain coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dr. Headphones: hey bub
cease: hi brain
Bubba's Brain: Greetings all.
Bone-E-Boi: Hey, fathead!
Bone-E-Boi: The things that get stored in the fat cells in your brain.
llanwydd: hey bub
Yämamøto Spümante: oi
cease: my servants are in those cells!
Dr. Headphones: amyloid plaque inscribed with nobel prize winning names
Bubba's Brain: Happy news, new Heinlein novel discovered.
Bubba's Brain: http://www.heinleinsociety.org/news/newsFUTL.html
Bone-E-Boi: And it's got to be a fake.
Dr. Headphones: url doesn't work for me
Bubba's Brain: ... always a possibility
Dr. Headphones: but if true, i would like it. i have a large collection of his stuff
klokwkdog: you have to try it several times, Ken; then it begins to have some effect
Yämamøto Spümante: I got it first time round
Bone-E-Boi: Cannibus goes right to your head. Where it gets stored in fat cells. Is that true?
Yämamøto Spümante: Then, I ignored it
Bubba's Brain: you can also try http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/074325998X/ref%3Dnosim/theheinlein09-20/102-6840006-2226552
klokwkdog: didja see the Popular Mechanics article on his Colorado house, Ken?
Yämamøto Spümante: B-E-B up to 30 days
cease: intersting about the new heinlein
Bubba's Brain: ... but heinlein society site has details of finding, etc... amazon has none.
Dr. Headphones: ah, worked second time. i will read later
cease: i missed an opportunity to see spider robinson read from his new novel yesterday
klokwkdog: oh, it's just so they can get more shelf space when they re-introduce "classic" Heinlein...
cease: but he's still alive
Bone-E-Boi: Okay, marijuana smokers are fatheads and cokeheads are numbskulls.
Dr. Headphones: klok: nope, haven't read that one in years. but i did download a CAD program and am desiging my dream home. i have pdf file of it for anyone interested
Bubba's Brain: Wrote it 1938 before he became famous... was shelved as too racy for the times.
cease: so i read
Yämamøto Spümante: that's how it goes
Bone-E-Boi: Fatheads, numbskulls. Ugh. I should have quit while there still a reasonable doubt.
klokwkdog: what freaked me is that he wrote for Tom Corbett...
Bubba's Brain: I don't know whether to pre-order and get it when it comes out, or put it on my christmas wishlist....
Yämamøto Spümante: Probable cause at least
Dr. Headphones: bub: if your wishlist is like mine, order it. no one has EVER looked at my list and bought me anything from it
Bone-E-Boi: Plausible deniability.
Yämamøto Spümante: a 0personal fave, that, B-E-B
Dr. Headphones: but i'm sure a psychiatrist would go nuts trying to figure out some of my choices ;)
Bone-E-Boi: I'm too old for designer drugs.
Dr. Headphones: versache makes drugs now?
cease: would probably depend on the designer, bone
klokwkdog is old enough now that the "drug of choice" is getting to be Tylenol...
Bubba's Brain: Same here on the wishlist.... though I did get the 4 disc LOTR from my sister last year from my list....
Dr. Headphones: my sisters wouldn't buy me anything not approved by the southern baptist convention :(
Yämamøto Spümante ignored LOTR
Bone-E-Boi: Gosh, I missed out on E. What a shame.
Yämamøto Spümante: She wasn't hear long
klokwkdog: and it is now time for kwd to consume 1 tab fo the magic 'T' elixr that makes the aching shoulder stop long enough to begin a slumber (but not sustain it...o that i had the time-release kind...)
Dr. Headphones: and she said nothing except "hi"
Yämamøto Spümante: y
Yämamøto Spümante: more's thew pity
Bone-E-Boi: Come to think of it, E is my middle name. I'm just an ecstatic kind of guy.
klokwkdog: i'm very happy for you..
Dr. Headphones: well, E isn't my middle name, but it IS my middle initial
Yämamøto Spümante: ecstacktic
klokwkdog: ok, goodnight everyone
Yämamøto Spümante: elastic
Yämamøto Spümante: nite KWD
cease: by klok. see you in anohther month
Bubba's Brain: plastic fantastic
Dr. Headphones: ecstatic electricity?
Dr. Headphones: later, klok
Bone-E-Boi: Just the initial. That's all it is.
Bubba's Brain: spastic?
Yämamøto Spümante: Spastic Plastic
klokwkdog: Cat - have fantastic time in Japan; say hi to Yoshimi for me! ;-)
Bone-E-Boi: My middle name is an initial.
Yämamøto Spümante: I have 3 Names, two I never use
cease: i'
cease: l do my best
Bone-E-Boi: Spastic sturgeons reading Heinlein?
Yämamøto Spümante: Cat: take snaps of Japanese roads PLEASE :)
Dr. Headphones: caviar for all!
cease: snaps?
Bone-E-Boi: Who threw a mind grenade in the dead pool?
Bubba's Brain: Theodore Sturgeon reading Heinlein?
Yämamøto Spümante: Pictures
cease: my camcorder has a stillls setting
Yämamøto Spümante: I'll pay for film
Dr. Headphones: stephen stills
Bubba's Brain: my guitar genly weeps
Yämamøto Spümante: or videotape
Dr. Headphones: or moonshine stills?
klokwkdog: (but not Nash or Crosby setting?) byeeeee (enjoy your trip Cat, do!)
||||||||| At 10:51 PM, klokwkdog runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Yämamøto Spümante: y
cease: yes, that's all i'm taking. not a still camera
Yämamøto Spümante wishes it was him
Yämamøto Spümante: dv?
Bubba's Brain: still a camera...
Bone-E-Boi: Phil Austin's guitar doesn't whimper.
cease: a very good one. the canon xl1s
Bone-E-Boi: Love Agent Orange.
Yämamøto Spümante: good deal
cease: some serious shlepping will be done
Bubba's Brain: I had a Camry... took pictures at the Opry.
Yämamøto Spümante: czech my website for a general idea of what i go for
cease: oh your road signs, mr yamamoto? yes, i'll take some shots
Dr. Headphones: i go for about $1.99 most days, but thursdays i'm on sale
Yämamøto Spümante: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/albany2k3-vidcaps/vidcap-oct2k3.htm
Yämamøto Spümante: ty cat
llanwydd: brb
Bone-E-Boi: So. Everybody's talking about October Surprise. The Schwartzenneger Feinstein reality TV show. With a great supporting cast.
Bone-E-Boi: A bigger Big Brother.
Bone-E-Boi: Pumped up for Sweeps Week.
Bubba's Brain: Can you do X-ray with that night vision.???
Dr. Headphones: x-rays? hell, he uses gamma rays!
Dr. Headphones: if his name were robinson, he would do sugar rays
Yämamøto Spümante: Bubba-dunno
Yämamøto Spümante: It works well, considering
Bone-E-Boi: Did you see the movie starring Ray Milland?
Bubba's Brain: there was a camera out a few years ago... if you used night vision with an infrared lens, you could see through clothes... big stink about it.
Dr. Headphones: wasn't he a drunk?
Yämamøto Spümante: Mine uses IR for the nite shots
Dr. Headphones: bub: soft x-rays being proposed for airport use can do that
cease: no, but he played one in the movies
Bone-E-Boi: Pluck it out! Pluck it out!
Yämamøto Spümante: The low light capability is excellent, and you can shoot in near-darkness w/the nite vision'
Dr. Headphones: yam: great for those motel rendezvoux, huh?
Bubba's Brain: Great... minimum wage airport security that can see me naked....
Yämamøto Spümante: btw, cease, you'll get full credit for snaps as well as a site link, etc
Yämamøto Spümante: Ken :)
Dr. Headphones: yeah, bub, they would KNOW i wasn't carrying anything dangerous
Yämamøto Spümante: I still gotta figure out how to make 50megs play Fumiyo's intro :P
Dr. Headphones: yam: put tape over the blinking red "recording" light first, though
Yämamøto Spümante: Ken-no tally light on this hummer
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dr. Headphones: remote control? just hide it under the pillow after you start it
Bone-E-Boi: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes in a double feature with Fungus of Terror.
Bone-E-Boi: aka Attack of the Mushroom People.
Yämamøto Spümante: Ken: Remote, yes :)
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Yämamøto Spümante: The fungus amungus
Dr. Headphones: well, dear friends, i'm about out of gas here, so will call it quits for this week. cat, please have a pleasant and safe trip!
cease: do my best, kend
Yämamøto Spümante: later ken
||||||||| At 11:02 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Dr. Headphones!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Bone-E-Boi: http://imdb.com/title/tt0057295/
Bubba's Brain: I'm bailing.... my connection is exceedingly slow...
||||||||| Bubba's Brain leaves to catch the 11:03 PM train to Hellmouth.
Yämamøto Spümante: by bubba
Yämamøto Spümante: bah
cease: see youse all later then
Yämamøto Spümante: y
Yämamøto Spümante: good voyage
cease: sayonara, or say o'kyoto, i'll be off
Merlyn: ok bye; I've been busy elsewhere...
Yämamøto Spümante: y
Yämamøto Spümante: I'm out
Yämamøto Spümante: later all
Bone-E-Boi: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0057693/
Yämamøto Spümante: next week, same Baht Time, same Baht Channel
||||||||| Yämamøto Spümante departs at 11:05 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Merlyn: ok, bye
||||||||| At 11:05 PM, Merlyn runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Bone-E-Boi: Shall I, cease? Or would you prefer to go next?
Bone-E-Boi: Shall I cease? I shall.
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi departs at 11:09 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| llanwydd enters at 11:20 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
||||||||| It's 11:30 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...
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Bunnyboy', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 11:48 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Bunnyboy: shucks again
||||||||| At 11:49 PM, Bunnyboy vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| 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
Yämamøto Spümante
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