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 4:32 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for November 13, 2003 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Rev. Flash sneaks in around 7:49 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Rev. Flash: Is it too much, friends? (Pull the curtains, Yam) Look at this, look at this steaming heap. Too much of Admirable Bri's crackly brown French-fried Chicken Fingers? Too many cuts of Mother Bunny's Deep-Dish Sheep Dip Cherrystone Pie? Too many Tubs of Slaw?
||||||||| "Hey Rev. Flash!" ... Rev. Flash turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 7:49 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:32 PM and late as usual, it's Woody One, just back from Billville."
||||||||| It's 8:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Woody One - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| 9:38 PM: doctec jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| 9:39 PM: llanwydd jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| 9:39 PM: Merlyn jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
doctec: as they come slinking back
Merlyn: It's like the Ritz brothers in here!
doctec: server hiccup?
llanwydd: unbelievable! How can there only be three of us\
Merlyn: We all jumped out of the closet at once... uh, careful how you interpret that...
doctec: i'm not going there - nosirreee
Merlyn: doc, do you know if byron's host machine automatically reboots or something?
Merlyn: fst.com was down for about half an hour.
doctec: i will havwe to repeat this as more folks show up, but i'm pleased to announce that lili finally got a job - actually a 2-month consulting gig for nice $$$
doctec: she's at the client's site in ottawa this evening, and may join us from her hotel room
||||||||| 9:43 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Elayne: Hey, looks like the site's back! Evenin' all!
doctec: she got the gig through her former employer, openwave - they find them selves in the difficult position of having many of their customers needing onsite tech support even though they laid off so many of their best people
doctec: hi e, was just telling gang lili got a 2-month consulting gig - she's in ottawa at the client site, she may join us from her hotel room this evening
Elayne: Wonderful, Tom! I'm so happy for her!
doctec: ...so openwave has been going back to many of the people they let go to see if they are availabel for temp gigs - the pay is quite good
doctec: i'll tell her that, e - unless she shows up while you're here
doctec: she had to buy a laptop for herself at a moment's notice last week when she found out she got the gig, she got one of those nice sony vaio laptops - really nice, and quite fast
doctec: so if she shows up it will be from her hotel room via her laptop
Merlyn: ok, now you don't have to keep announcing it
Elayne: Ooh, I wish I had one. I'm going away in a couple weeks and I have nothing on which to blog...
doctec: i was at the office until 8, she messaged me this evening to let me know she was heading out to a restaurant for dinner, she said she'd join us when she got back
doctec: oh my oh my oh my - thanks for the top-of-page banner, merl
||||||||| Dr. Headphones waltzes in at 9:48 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
doctec: merl, one request: she spells her name - lili
Dr. Headphones: ah, it's working :)
Merlyn: anyone can do it with the NOTICE: command, but if someone else does it, it'll write over that one.
doctec: (she's quite touchy about that)
doctec: i'll let you do the honors merl
Note from doc: Lili got a job<>

Merlyn: oops
doctec: is this so-called "notice" command documented anywhere?
doctec: hah
Dr. Headphones: notice: does it work this way?
Dr. Headphones: guess not
Merlyn: needs to be all caps
doctec: i have no cap pistol, will this be a problem?
Merlyn: NOTICE isn't documented, but TOPIC is (login screen)
doctec: ah ha
Dr. Headphones: notice?
Elayne: Wow, I do some multitasking and come back and I don't recognize a darn thing...
Merlyn: Then there's the NOT ICE command, to get a drink straight up...
Merlyn: TOPIC is in the faq
Dr. Headphones: SODA command on tap soon? (chuckle, chuckle)
Merlyn: maybe I should put NOTICE in there
Merlyn: but nobody will NOTICE
doctec: there ya go
Dr. Headphones: anyone heard from cat at all?
Merlyn: of course, the chat log doesn't see the TOPIC or NOTICEs
doctec: not in a while - must assume he's back from japan by now
Merlyn: and dave's screen reader won't get the NOTICE either
Dr. Headphones: dave? dave's not here, man....
doctec: if not, cat will be back soon - of course, he has a thursday evening film school class so we probably won't see him at the chat until the end of the year
Merlyn: I put a change in for his manual update - his screen does a refresh when he types a new line of text
doctec: as for myself: sorry for the extended absence, unpredictable and extenuating circumstances have thwarted my attempts to join in over the past 3-4 wks
||||||||| Outside, the 9:57 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Woody One coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Dex will probably show up tonight. I hope so. He called today and I couldn't talk, so I wanted to apologize for being so abrupt on the phone.
||||||||| Catherwood leads klokwkdog-windjammer inside, makes a note of the time (9:57 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dr. Headphones: hey woody
Elayne: Hi Woody!
Elayne: Hey Klok!
Dr. Headphones: and hola, klok
Merlyn: hey woody, you were here earlier
doctec: hey klok
Dr. Headphones: question: does woody one mean "number one woody" or "one who is woody"?
doctec: hi woody one - any idea how woody two is these days?
Merlyn: I'm going to see Eric Idle's greedy bastard tour next wednesday
doctec: still in one piece i hope
klokwkdog-windjammer: hello...
doctec: merl: that should be a gas - have a great time, let us know how it was
Merlyn: if men wear codpieces, do cod wear menpieces? Codbreakers?
doctec: i thought codbreakers in england broke the enigma machine
Dr. Headphones: i do not now and have never worn a codpiece. now if we're talking halibut.....
doctec: back in whirl ward two
||||||||| 10:00 PM: Dexter Fong jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Merlyn: I floundered on my wedding night
doctec: i have never worn a merkin
klokwkdog-windjammer: aha
doctec: hey dex
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dr. Headphones: dex, you old son of a gun....
Elayne: Ah, hi Dex! Listen, I wanted to apologize for being so abrupt when you called earlier.
Dexter Fong: Evening Friends and neighbors
doctec: check out the banner above
Elayne: My boss does not allow me to make any personal calls. He's made me hang up on my brother, my husband, you name it.
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Were you a brupt?
Dexter Fong: Doc I did...great news
doctec: yes indeedy
Dr. Headphones: boss from hell or well trained capitalist?
Elayne: The former, Dr. H. Alas.
Elayne: It's one of many reasons I'm desperately looking for a new job.
Merlyn: at least it isn't blinking
klokwkdog-windjammer: she was being short, but has grown wiser since
Dexter Fong: Elayne: All I can say is the pay must be pretty good to put up with that kinda shit
doctec: i've been visiting her cats every day - to let them know they haven't been forgotten
Elayne: Aww....
Dexter Fong: Well Done Merl =))
Elayne: Dex, the pay is not good, but it's steady, innit?
Dr. Headphones: ah, i like the blink. i tried that on webpage. worked in mozilla, not in msie.
doctec: oops - gotta tend to laundry (fell behind this week) - be right back
||||||||| "10:02 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Woody One, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
klokwkdog-windjammer: not that they would ever consider doing the same, DT...
Elayne: Seriously Dex, if you hear a line on any exec types looking for a secretary, let me know!
Merlyn: I just read that MSIE does not support blink anymore
Dexter Fong: E: I'll keep an ear out
Dr. Headphones: anyone here watching csi? was that john lithgow as "the judge"?
Merlyn: woody didn't say anything...not even his trademark near-insane laugh
klokwkdog-windjammer: that's good news for epileptics, Merlyn
Dexter Fong: And howdy to Ken and klok too
klokwkdog-windjammer: kwd barely got here hisself; much work playing "Master and Commander" tonight on the SS Rhode Island...
klokwkdog-windjammer: whole state is 3 sheets to the wind...
Dr. Headphones: batten down the hatches, matey, arrgghhh!
doctec: back
Dr. Headphones: klok: we had gusts up to 55 last night here, but calm now. just cold
Elayne: Oh, I know it, Klok, it's really kicking up down in NYC too. I love it, though, I've always loved the sound of wind howling...
klokwkdog-windjammer: ok, time for me to check to see if rest of haus is still here; BRB
doctec: i have discovered www.monsterenergy.com - the lo-carb version - mixes very well with vodka!
Dr. Headphones: the case of the bauhaus brouhaha, coming up next on "bravo" channel
Dexter Fong: Elayne: This msge thingie is not working for me..I see you sent a second one but I can't access it
doctec: it's still quite gusty in ct - and earlier this evening lili told me that in ottawa it's really windy and they are expecting a couple of inces of snow overnight
Dexter Fong: Incest snow..what a concept
Elayne: Crap, Dex. Just asking the usual. When to get together for lunch and sundries.
Elayne: Particularly the sundries, if you know what I mean and I think you do...
Dexter Fong: E: Relized that but wasn't for sure
doctec: sundried tomatos?
Dexter Fong: E: When can I call you? or do you wanna call me?
Elayne: Yep. I'm free Monday and Tuesday (boss on vacation), doable?
doctec: i'm expensive thursdays and fridays
Elayne: You can call me tomorrow. I'll be out of the office from 11:30-1, probably, on a job interview. Otherwise, I'm in.
Dexter Fong: E: Lets do lunch Tuesday?
Dr. Headphones: half-price on wed?
doctec: something like that dr. h
Dexter Fong: Vincent Price over the weekend
Elayne: Lunch on Tuesday works very well! Call and let me know about the sundries. :)
Dexter Fong: Sundries or a per usually
Dexter Fong: as per
Dr. Headphones: as per a gus
Elayne: Dex, did you get the last msg?
Dexter Fong: as per in asperate
doctec: bw dr. h: that 'potpourri' email you sent this week flummoxed my ancient email client (netscape 4.7 - go ahead, call me a luddite - i continue to use it because i know it won't try and launch any virus-infused attachments)
klokwkdog-windjammer: whew; howse still here
Dr. Headphones: flummoxed how?
doctec: glad to hear it klok
Dexter Fong: No E: When I click on the hot link, only shows your first msge and cant pull the msg screen up
doctec: crashed it
doctec: weird, eh?
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, it wasn't done on porpoise
doctec: don't know what you attached to it, if anything
Elayne: Ah well. Okay, I think I remember how much "per usual" is, thanks. :)
Dr. Headphones: if i wanted to crash you, i'd drive over and wait at the end of your street
doctec: i know it wasn't done in porpoise, but was it done for the halibut?
klokwkdog-windjammer: dt -- try Netscape 7.1, crashes all by itself (has GDI memory leak)
Dr. Headphones: i don't still have it, empty sent and trash at least once a day, sorry.
doctec: klok: lol - that's precisely why i stay away from things like that
Dexter Fong: Okay E
Dexter Fong: GDI = God Damn Information
doctec: one of these days i'll get pc-pine or eudora set up - i've just been too lazy to do so
klokwkdog-windjammer: oh, you'd love the Tab feature, DT. I swear by it (or at it when the fonts go all funny)
Elayne: Well, I'm off to play more Diablo. Convey my apologies to Lili!
Dexter Fong: What diff lvl Elayne
doctec: as for browser app, i am a confirmed opera fanatic
doctec: ok e - nitey nite
Dr. Headphones: doc: mozilla 1.5, no GDI (at least they say they fixed it). i have used for over a week with no untoward effects
Dr. Headphones: bye, e
Dexter Fong: Elayne: "Time to die"
Dr. Headphones: beats the hell out of eudora
doctec: good to know dr. h
Merlyn: how about the jarry springer opera
Dr. Headphones: i tried that for about 2 days, uninstalled it and warn everyone away from it
Dr. Headphones: and it doesn't open attachments automatically. you must download or double click
Merlyn: it's probably correct either "jerry" or "jarry" springer
doctec: am i correct in my understanding that the mozilla group has a standalone email client in the works?
klokwkdog-windjammer: DT - I like NS due to POP support for Netscape's free webmail; once that ends, I'm off to Mozilla. Opera nice, but no integrated mailer, and I've got a whole bunch of NS mail.
Dexter Fong: Maurice "Jarre" Springer
doctec: thunderbird or something...
Dr. Headphones: already out, but i haven't tried it. roto loves is, maybe he will show up for some cross-examination
doctec: opera does in fact have an integrated email client klok
Dr. Headphones: loves IT. damn, i can't type
doctec: it's not bad - but i'd rather use an email client that's not tied to the browser i use
Dexter Fong: DH: You're my type big guy
doctec: but hey, that's just me
Dr. Headphones: lol, dex, you're kinda cute too (bats eyelashes)
doctec: dex: hello sailor...
Dexter Fong: DT: Better be you or somebody stole your nick
Dr. Headphones: (and tail of newt)
Merlyn: hey dex, I like his son's music, jean-michel jarre
Dexter Fong: DH: Bats eyelashes, toe of newt..its all good
klokwkdog-windjammer: really? email too. that's nice, but I'm kind of with NS/Mozilla still. Does Opera have integrated HTML composer, too? ;-)
Dr. Headphones: merl: is he from laos? i seem to recall a plain of jarres there
Merlyn: like the coneheads, they're from france
Dexter Fong: Merl: I've heard some of it..my son really likes him...me? I'm a Jazz guy
doctec: merl: didn't know you were a jarre fan. as a gift from a friend, got a dvd of a live j-m jarre concert in (i think) poland
Dr. Headphones: klok: you're trying hard to sell him, aren't you? ever consider used cars as a career?
doctec: or was it moscow?
klokwkdog-windjammer: I saw a quoted email in TPM the other day; it used POCO 3, which is a shareware email prgm. don't know much about it, though
doctec: anyway, it was quite the show
Dexter Fong: POCO 3?!! I loved that album
klokwkdog-windjammer: no, I'm just stuck with NS from long use; agnostic about others using it! Opera browser screams, I've read, never tried it
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Charles Foster Dudley close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:18 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dr. Headphones: hi dud
doctec: i used to use pine on unix - you are not likely to find a more bare-bones email client
Merlyn: he does lots of big, weird concerts
Dexter Fong: Hey Charles...got any pig nuts?
Charles Foster Dudley: Well met one and all!
Merlyn: hey, I still use elm
Merlyn: and /bin/mail is cruder than either
klokwkdog-windjammer: yeah, more than elm?
Charles Foster Dudley: Dr. H whens the next broadcast?
doctec: which is why i like it - i hate all the html and javascript bullsh*t that comes in emails these days
Dexter Fong: I had a nightmare on Elm
Dr. Headphones: i use bamboo for flutes and bongs, oak for everything else
klokwkdog-windjammer: yeah, mail is the emacs of the unix mailers!
Merlyn: nightmare on meryl streep
Charles Foster Dudley: Don't I wish Dex!
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctec: klok: right - elm is even more bare-bones - actually a little *too* bare bones for my tastes
Dr. Headphones: broadcast? you've derailed my train of thought with that question
doctec: nightmare on dutch elm street
Dexter Fong: Cast your broad upon the water..If she floats, she's a witch
Charles Foster Dudley: WSebcast then?
Merlyn: catherwood posts to alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre using /usr/bin/sendmail, so it can fudge the headers
Dr. Headphones: dex: either that or too fat :)
doctec: oops - time to get next load of laundry going - brb
klokwkdog-windjammer: I've been using Ximian Evolution in Linux, but was upset to discover it was coded in C# and have decided to distance myself from it (also, Novell just bought 'em)
Charles Foster Dudley: oops webcast ...
Dr. Headphones: oh, you mean the mirc/stream combo? i think they got the server back up from what i heard, maybe sat. night?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Try it coded in D Flat
klokwkdog-windjammer: not my tune, Dex
Merlyn: try sleepin' in de flat
Charles Foster Dudley: Kewl whats that addy Dr, H I seem to have miss placed it?
klokwkdog-windjammer: i march to a Different Drummer
Dr. Headphones: let's hope ah, clem or bambi shows up
Charles Foster Dudley: Corky Lang Clock?
Dr. Headphones: on irc, it's equnet.org, #skybirdradio. i'll have to boot up linux machine to get the url for stream and type it over here, hold on
Charles Foster Dudley: Thanx Dr.!
klokwkdog-windjammer: just got email, unread: "Forbes: SCO targets Stallman, Torvalds"
Dexter Fong: Merl: I can't sleep in the flat cause the spiders done locked the police lock
klokwkdog-windjammer: jammed
Charles Foster Dudley: I bet you ain't been inside in a week Dex!
Dexter Fong: ...and de bees and spiders are sleepin in my SUV
klokwkdog-windjammer: more bee movies, eh?
Charles Foster Dudley: And I heard your ole lady is sleeping with the bees!
klokwkdog-windjammer: it's the bees' knees
Dr. Headphones: i can't boot linux until i plug everything back in, but try this: http://skybirdradio.org/
Dexter Fong: My ole lady is a bee...a queen bee
Dexter Fong: But I'm just droning on here
Dr. Headphones: i think it's all there, maybe a page or two in
Charles Foster Dudley: Thanx Dr. H it works for me!
Dr. Headphones: dud: better than sleeping with the fishes!
Dexter Fong: Mo bettah take a nap with de Koi
klokwkdog-windjammer: I think we've gotten a mile or two closer to Newport tonight!
Charles Foster Dudley: But it must be better than this "oil beer" yeeech!
Dr. Headphones: plate tectonics or just saucer?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Wheew! That's faster than anyone's been blown before!!
klokwkdog-windjammer: yeah, we're gettin' there
klokwkdog-windjammer: reunite gondwanaland!
Dexter Fong: K: When you get there, try and contact VD
Charles Foster Dudley: I don't know Dex I knew this girl once when I was a youth in Asia that ...
Dr. Headphones: i'm a pangaea freak myself
doctec: back
Dexter Fong: Yanni: Master of the Pangea pipes
klokwkdog-windjammer: i can send you the bumper sticker, Ken; it's signed off by Pangean People's National Liberation Front
Dr. Headphones: lol, klok!
doctec: klok: the email you got just says sco has formally announced it is issuing subpoenas to torvalds & stallman to testify at sco trial - schttlebutt was that this was going to happen anyway, some people know as early as this past summer
Dexter Fong: It's now the National Solidarity Front for Pangean People
doctec: the trial is scheduled for early 2005 anyway (!)
klokwkdog-windjammer: something I did to keep my hands from going crazy when I was trapped out on the Island in Islip...
Charles Foster Dudley: I thought it was the People's Front?
Dexter Fong: DT: INside information! YOu're under arrest
doctec: no, it was the people's back
Dr. Headphones: hell, under martial law after the 2004 elections, all civil trials will be cancelled anyway to make room for trying those terrorists. (me and you and you and you....)
doctec: and their watching theirs, on this you can count!
klokwkdog-windjammer: i'd intended to follow up with a "Free Avalonia! UK and Ireland OUT NOW!", but never got the spare funds
Charles Foster Dudley: The Peoples Back Of Judea?
doctec: (only to 10 tho)
Dexter Fong: DH: Don' point your finger at me Daddy-o, I cut it off
doctec: don't point that finger at me unless you intend to use it!
Dr. Headphones: dex: not after they confiscate all your scissors
klokwkdog-windjammer: the fickle finger of fate?
Dexter Fong: CFD: Who's behind is the Peoples of Judea?
doctec: and stopp looking at me in that tone of voice!
Dr. Headphones: the samaritans?
klokwkdog-windjammer: didja see the Ask the Pilot about where all the nail clippers and Swiss Army knives go?
Dexter Fong: The Sumoranians?
Charles Foster Dudley: Nail some sense into them!
Dr. Headphones: now they's good samaritans and they's bad samaritans....
Merlyn: where do the navy clippers go?
Dexter Fong: And it's always time to abuse them
doctec: klok: yeah i read about that
Charles Foster Dudley: This reminds me of a time in the Estonian mountains ... I was just a mere prat ...
Dexter Fong: Merl: Around the world in 80 days
doctec: there's talk of them giving the stuff to goodwill or something...
Dr. Headphones: that must be what's wrong with me. i took a pratfall
klokwkdog-windjammer: and of selling them on eBay...
doctec: estoned-ian mounies?
doctec: speaking of which
Dr. Headphones: oh yeah, i want to pay $5 to ship a pair of nail clippers i can buy for $1 locally
doctec: i just happen to have a pipe here...
Dexter Fong: Canadians on horses on dope
doctec: phlegm at 11
Charles Foster Dudley: I got a crock in my neck sleeping while leaning up against a windfall!
Dexter Fong: I had a wet dream sleeping while leaning up against a water fall
klokwkdog-windjammer: redirection always scored points
Dr. Headphones: get any on you, dex?
Dexter Fong sings; "I'm wet all over...
Dr. Headphones: i was just thinking we should get out of the sewer, then art carney came to mind. RIP, norton
Charles Foster Dudley: Then get into the sky where they can't find you ... higher than you've ever been before ... behind the bordae ...
klokwkdog-windjammer: really touching description of exhausted pilots trying to eat Ramen in their hotel rooms, now deprived of even a metal fork...
Dr. Headphones: klok: can't you just sip it?
Dexter Fong: Another death of note: The Japanese woman who only lately became the oldest woman in the world after the Albanian or whatever died, has herself died
doctec: i heard that bit they played on npr, where ralph gives norton sh*t for being late to the lodge meetings even though he only has to travel two blocks: "i know, but the tide was against me the whole time."
Dr. Headphones: dex: life is a fatal disease, and it gets fataller the older you are
doctec: they're dropping like flies! (groovy...)
Dexter Fong: Fataller?
Dexter Fong: I didn't know you were muslim
klokwkdog-windjammer: Ken - no, not if it's good Ramen; didja see the User Friendly cartoon recently about how the US gets sent all the bad Ramen?
doctec: that's funny, you don't look fatalish...
Dr. Headphones: no, not me! i love pork and i ain't circumscribed
Charles Foster Dudley: Malcom X John Lennon come on in and dig your mother ...
Dr. Headphones: klok: i have had it once in my life, swore never again
klokwkdog-windjammer: there is some seriously good salt in that stuff!
Dexter Fong: AAnd deadly hajiamoto too
doctec: that's funny, you don't look saltish...
klokwkdog-windjammer: 95% of kwd's salt intake comes from ketchup
Dexter Fong: SPhaw..he Psaltery
Dr. Headphones: i hardly ever salt anything, figure there's enough added
doctec: which i'm sure you relish
||||||||| It's 10:40 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...
Dexter Fong slips away for refill
doctec: i am an admitted saltaholic - i think my electrolytes have been out of whack ever since i got an electric shock from a wall outlet when i was a teenager
doctec: i'm not making this up
klokwkdog-windjammer: hilarious live interview on 'PKN today with Geoff Muldaur, pushing his new Bix album.
Dr. Headphones: ah, you polarized yourself.
doctec: yep
Dr. Headphones: klok: got your email about that too late. who is geoff muldaur?
doctec: klok: damn sorry i missed that - sounds like it was good
klokwkdog-windjammer: in RI, restaurants don't put salt on fries, which is just fine with me.
doctec: any relation to maria?
Merlyn: do they salt your wounds?
klokwkdog-windjammer: ooh, it was ROFL; he's talking about dong a Gospel CD next and was going on about directing a Lutheran church choir in Norway, doing some: "...all these 6-foot tall blond women singing Gospel..."
doctec: oooh that's a pain that's gonna linger...
klokwkdog-windjammer: yes, her brother
doctec: klok: sounds like he's a genre-bender
Dexter Fong is refiled
Merlyn: blonds with six feet, eh?
Dr. Headphones: refile under "m" for "murder"
Dexter Fong: Merl: Yeah..they're very fast
Dexter Fong: The Sextopedes
klokwkdog-windjammer: one of the last cuts they played was Martha Wainwright singing "Ain't no good man worth the salt of my tears" and then he and the DJ wondering why Bing Crosby originally did that one...
Dexter Fong: Never Mind the Bollocks
Dr. Headphones: newsman on radio other day (or copy writer?) told about escape from local jail, police were looking for 5 point 9 inch white male with blue jeans and brown shirt
klokwkdog-windjammer: speaking of gendre-benders...
Merlyn: they could outrun four legged man
klokwkdog-windjammer: Geoff said he'll be on Prarie Home on 6 Dec, along with (gulp) Randy Newman and Boys of the Loch...
Dexter Fong: Or 2 4-legged men
Dr. Headphones: ooh, that will be good show. love randy's music and wry sense of humor
doctec: randy newman? excellent, i'll let lili know - she's not a PHC fan but she's definitely into randy, she just got his 'randy newman songbook vol 1' cd last weekend - played it for me, i have to say it's excellent
Merlyn: humor on rye
||||||||| 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 LiliLamont disembarks at 10:46 PM.
Dexter Fong: BTW Doc: Where is Lili's job?
Dr. Headphones: hey lili
doctec: see banner above
Dexter Fong: Heh Hi Lili and grats
Charles Foster Dudley: Lili!
klokwkdog-windjammer: speak of devil-ess...
Dr. Headphones: she's here, stop talking about her!
LiliLamont: Hi, guys. Dex, it's in beautiful frozen Ottawa.
Good News: Lili Got A Job! - She's In Ottawa And Has Just Joined Us From Her Hotel Room Tonight

klokwkdog-windjammer: helping the Canadian Imperialists with Project Paul Hogan to invade Austria, eh?
Dexter Fong: Well grats still...and some condolensces I guess too
klokwkdog-windjammer: DT -check the allmusicguide: they can't get Bix Beiderbecke onto Geoff's album title line! ;-)
doctec: stepping away for a moment, back straight away
||||||||| doctec runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's doctec?! It's 10:48 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
LiliLamont: Hey, it beats Iraq. But it's bloody cold out tonight, windy, some snow, and black ice on the sidewalks.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'doctec', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:48 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
||||||||| doctec departs at 10:48 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dr. Headphones: he keeps going and coming.....
Dexter Fong: Doc tec left twice
||||||||| doctec waltzes in at 10:48 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: Hmm
doctec: back...
LiliLamont: Tell me about it...
Merlyn: in & out burger
Dexter Fong: Come back again there's only one of you
doctec: sorry about the folderol, my browser was not a happy camper
Dr. Headphones: warren burger
LiliLamont: What's up, doc?
klokwkdog-windjammer: but he's in 2 places at 1ce
Dr. Headphones: doc: get it a better tent
Dexter Fong: Black 1ce?
doctec: we are. just fired up some 'o' that hash...
doctec: no, opera
Dr. Headphones: corned beef hash?
klokwkdog-windjammer: special Canadian vodka, Dex
doctec: and no "what's opera doc" jokes from you jokers either!
LiliLamont: Seriously, Dex. I was walking outside and realized I was slipping. It's the evil, dreaded invisible ice.
klokwkdog-windjammer: like Absolut, but puts you on your ass with the first jigger
Charles Foster Dudley: Whats Oper .... rats
doctec: tonight i'm drinking "pearl" vodka mixed with monster (www.monsterenergy.com)
klokwkdog-windjammer: oper rats conditioning?
Dr. Headphones: opera is a series of foreign songs interspersed with swords and ghosts
LiliLamont: Since I don't have any hash here, I had to find a good jazz bar with decent food and consume gin and tonics.
doctec: operratic
klokwkdog-windjammer: tapioca in vodka? sounds wierd
Dexter Fong: ..tell about the recitative too Ken
doctec: glad you found a cool place to hang out L
Dr. Headphones: ah, yes, dex, talking so it sounds like singing so you meet the minimun standards of opera and don't dip into operetta
LiliLamont: Cafe Paradiso, doc. It's still open!
Dexter Fong: Thank you Ken Texaco
klokwkdog-windjammer: Ken - ever see that short film that synopsizes the greatest opera plots and keeps a running count of murders, rapes, amputations, and other moral turpitude? ROFL
doctec: btw, lili: remember that irish pub that you pass as you get off on i-95 at exit 19, on that little access road to route 1: it closed, it's going to re-open as 'the box car' ... coming soon ... sign in window said 'good jazz - blues - food'
Dr. Headphones: you can trust your car to the man who wears the star.....
doctec: we'll have to check it out one of these weekends
Dr. Headphones: no, klok, sounds like a real blast though
Dexter Fong: YOu mean to the Sherriff
doctec: glad to hear cafe paradiso is still in bizniz
klokwkdog-windjammer: that's right, the police can confiscate them now
LiliLamont: Cafe Paradiso, doc. It's still open!
klokwkdog-windjammer: are they next to the cinema?
Dexter Fong: Klok: And they'll take you kid too if you leave him in the back seat sleeping
doctec: is there an echo in here?
klokwkdog-windjammer: they can take them anyway, Dex, unless well-fed
Dr. Headphones: echolalia
Dexter Fong: DT: No, did you want one...want one
LiliLamont: The browser is acting weirdly.
Dr. Headphones: bit hit by derek (derek) and the dominoes (dominoes)
Dexter Fong: Klok: And not chained to a bed
doctec: weirdly cool? apparently not...
klokwkdog-windjammer: so is DT's, Lili
Charles Foster Dudley: Bell Bottom Blues Doc?
doctec: lili: i recommend you switch to IE, it gets along better with this php chat client thing than opera
Dexter Fong: Nehry Jacket Blues Doc?
klokwkdog-windjammer has barrel bottom blues...
Dexter Fong: Nehru
klokwkdog-windjammer: same to ya buddy
doctec: Sittin' With The Doc On The Bay?
Dr. Headphones: jaharawal, mein fuhrer!
LiliLamont: Doc, I AM on the Exploder. I have no idea why it's repeating shit.
Dexter Fong: Klok: You wearing them 'urricane style?
LiliLamont: Repeating shit.
LiliLamont: Repeating shit.
doctec: Wastin Thyme...
doctec: lol
Merlyn: doc, what problems does opera have with the php chat?
doctec: i repeat myself when under stress i repeat myself when under stress i repeat myself when under stress i repeat myself when under stress...
LiliLamont: Hey, Doc, you're repeating yourself again. Sheesh....
Dexter Fong: I repeat myself when under dressed
Merlyn: repeated lines?
doctec: merl: it switched fonts on me before (though that may have had to do with some malfomed html tags in the notice i put up - but i couldn't clear the condition by leaving the chat and coming back)
Dexter Fong: And he left twice too
doctec: so i switched ti IE instead
Charles Foster Dudley: Time to get my advertising out, Keep'em flying Y'all!
Dexter Fong: So Long Ernie
klokwkdog-windjammer: nite chas
Charles Foster Dudley: http://issuesandalibis.org
Dr. Headphones: bye, dud
||||||||| At 10:59 PM, Charles Foster Dudley runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
doctec: lili: switching on kcrw (metropolis) in 5 mins
LiliLamont: Bon soir.
Merlyn: that could be from unbalanced font tags, not exactly a problem with the chat, but unbalanced tags...
Dexter Fong: Canadian eh?
LiliLamont: It's on now, doc. Great stuff, too.
Dr. Headphones: could be unbalanced frog legs too
LiliLamont: Across the river from Quebec.
Dexter Fong: Ken: Lets cut it open a apply great amounts of voltage to it
Dr. Headphones: how very galvanic
Dexter Fong: You bet..I've got a tin ear too
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog-windjammer: kwd is running the all-music feed, DT
doctec: tinnitus?
Dr. Headphones: catherwood is 6 min fast again
Dexter Fong: Tinnitus; what has happened to your ear?
Merlyn: you should hear his minute waltz
doctec: kwd: simulcast is running latest edition of metropolis as we speak (type)
Dr. Headphones: next week on frontline, lee harvey oswald retrospective
Dexter Fong: Metropolis the movie?
Dexter Fong: Fritz Lang?
LiliLamont: Well, it has been 40 years, so that's not surprising.
doctec: ooh dr h - that sounds like it'll be provocative - potentially -
Dexter Fong: I did not know Harvey was an artist
klokwkdog-windjammer: no, the KCRW music show, Dex. KCRW.ORG and click on the feed
Dr. Headphones: dex: he worked with lead
doctec: dex: no, metropolis the radio program (modern pop/dance stuff) via kcrw.org
Dexter Fong: K: NO wonder he died young
LiliLamont: Dex: no, it's an evening music program on KCRW in Santa Monica, the biggest public radio station in the country. C'est tres cool.
doctec: lili: you're already picking up that french canadian thing... :)
klokwkdog-windjammer: thought WGBH was the biggest pub. radio station... ;-(
LiliLamont: I wish someone would work with lead on Bush.
Dexter Fong: WKCR here in NYC is great Jazz station
Dr. Headphones: doc: that's spelled t h a n g
klokwkdog-windjammer: he's anagraming us!
Dr. Headphones: lili: import some paper ballots from canada when you return!
doctec: right dr h ... i heard npr bit this morning about how cheney is becoming a liability to bush's re-election
Dexter Fong: Klok: He stiffing us too, that's not a full gram
klokwkdog-windjammer: hit that man over the head with a Diebold machine!
doctec: in that he represents eveything people think is wrong with the administration
LiliLamont: It's a wonderful thing. Well dedserved, too.
doctec: klok: lol!!!!!
LiliLamont: deserved
klokwkdog-windjammer: heck, everyone in the administration is becoming a liability!
Dr. Headphones: good gore vidal interview: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/52/features-cooper.php
LiliLamont: There's hope for us yet!
doctec: lili, is your hotel web connection cable/dsl or dialup?
Dexter Fong: Hope you're right Lili
Dr. Headphones: klok: but the crooked accountants can turn a liability into an asset
LiliLamont: Cable, of course.
klokwkdog-windjammer: didja see the latest talking points memo post? marshall has almost given up harping about iraq. it's no longer unique
doctec: cool. fireup aim if you would
Dexter Fong: Take AIM
Dr. Headphones: klok: haven't read it yet, but i'm sure i will eventually
Dexter Fong: Shout fire in a crowded elevator
klokwkdog-windjammer: oh, it's like The Taming of the Shrew, the whole frigging population is falling for this day is night thing. very cinematic...except for the body bags
Dr. Headphones: ok, 11pm in the east, think i'm ready to pull the plug. see ya's next firetime, next firestation
||||||||| "11:07 PM? 11:07 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bubba's Brain should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bubba's Brain enters and sits on the couch.
Dr. Headphones: hi and bye, bubba
Dexter Fong: Hiya Bubba
Bubba's Brain: Hey, all.
||||||||| Dr. Headphones runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dr. Headphones?! It's 11:07 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Merlyn: bye phones
Bubba's Brain: Bye Dr. H.
klokwkdog-windjammer: nite Ken, I'm almost off to the BBC nuze myself
Dexter Fong: Cyah Ken
doctec: nite dr h
klokwkdog-windjammer: kcrw dj has thonge thwisted
Dexter Fong: Klopk: No that's the group..the Lispers
klokwkdog-windjammer: oooh, this is so very LA...
doctec: lithper?
Dexter Fong: and thighs
Bubba's Brain: The Lispers? Anything like the Schemers?
doctec: actually kcrw is based in santa monica (but it does serve the l.a. area)
klokwkdog-windjammer: yeah, they tell you about 5000 times an hour...
Dexter Fong: Hi! My name is KCRW and I'll be your server tonight
LiliLamont: Hey, guys, I need to hit the sack after I pack. And I'm about to drop.
klokwkdog-windjammer: oh, they stream in all directions
klokwkdog-windjammer: nite Lili! great to hear u are employed!
Dexter Fong: Good to hear from you Lili, and again glad you're on the job again
Bubba's Brain: Ditto
doctec: yeah - let's hear it for lili, she got an out-of-the-country gig and was nice enough to pop in even though it's been a grueling week for her!
doctec: nite lili - sleep well
Dexter Fong: They make her eat gruel up there
klokwkdog-windjammer: the Canadians are making her work for gruel?
Dexter Fong: and back bacon
doctec: but it's really GREAT gruel, dex
LiliLamont: You and me both. I was considering selling crack to pay the mortgage. Glad I don't have to now. Good night, gentlemen.
Bubba's Brain: Don't be gruel.... to a heart that's true.
Dexter Fong sings "Don't be gruel...
doctec: to a mountie that's true
||||||||| "11:12 PM? I'm late!" exclaims LiliLamont, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Dexter Fong: Im an echo in here
Bubba's Brain: Beatcha, Dex.
Dexter Fong: lol Doc
klokwkdog-windjammer: local PBS station just tripped off. static
Dexter Fong: Indeed Bubba
doctec: the cats say "come back soon" lili
Bubba's Brain: I tripped off static once......
klokwkdog-windjammer: 3 tv stations left on-air
Dexter Fong: and all the catsjoin in
doctec: "this guy tom doesn't let us out at anytime day or night like you do!
klokwkdog-windjammer: aaaaagh! i'm losing my feed!
Merlyn: by the way, anyone know about y2kbozo? He's posted to the newsgroup once or twice, and he won the nick danger game, but I can't get his address to mail it.
Dexter Fong: As I said last week, it's about time for another Firesign person to drop in (hint) (Hint)
klokwkdog-windjammer: OK, I must fade
doctec: dang - i guess that's why he's a y2k bozo
klokwkdog-windjammer: yeah, where are those guys (out making $, I hope)
doctec: note klok
Dexter Fong: Batten down your hatches Klok
doctec: i'm not far behind ya
klokwkdog-windjammer: nite everyone
Bubba's Brain: Why to kay?
Merlyn: The guy who won most recently just posted to the message board, and I emailed him (and didn't hear back), so I emailed him again.
klokwkdog-windjammer: blowed away, blowed away...where do you go...
||||||||| Around 11:15 PM, klokwkdog-windjammer walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: ...when the bars close
Bubba's Brain: Oh, yes, it was in all the papers back in 19100.
doctec: bubba: lol
doctec: obviously running perl scripts...
Bubba's Brain: running them as fast as I can.
Dexter Fong: Was Yam in tonight?
doctec: bubba have you heard anything from fish recently?
Merlyn: noep
Dexter Fong: Thanks Merl
Bubba's Brain: Who am I, Mr Limpett?
doctec: dex: didn't see him - fst server was down for first half hour so i'm told
Bubba's Brain: Actually, yes.
Dexter Fong: Mr. LimpBizKit?
doctec: bubba: do tell - is lodestone still limping along? got an email from a customer who said he hadn't heard from lodestone in 'months'
doctec: i let him know that bizniz is down to a one-man op and that keeping up has been difficult for that one man
Bubba's Brain: still in the same shape she has been. see http://www.lodestonemedia.com/message.html
Merlyn: too bad
doctec: good to know, thanks for the link bubba
Bubba's Brain: We also pared some discontinued items out of the catalog.
Dexter Fong: Guess I'll get in the wind at his point...not a hard thing to do tonight either
Dexter Fong: Cyall next time
Bubba's Brain: You gonna blow this joint dex?
Dexter Fong: I wish Bub =))
doctec: nite dex - good ta see ya, hope you hook up with elayne soon
Bubba's Brain: blow being the operative word tonight.
Merlyn: BB, are there some items that Fish can fill easier than others? It does no one any good if we direct traffic to lodestone that it can't fill (like his inability to get the first 4 albums)
Bubba's Brain: Nite dex.
doctec: nitey nite
Dexter Fong: Yeah seeing her Tuesday Doc, should be well into withdrawal by then =))
doctec: i'm heading out too - long day, long week, gotta gets me some sleep
doctec: dex: i can imagine! :(
Merlyn: ok doc, east coast time after all
Dexter Fong: Night again
doctec: y'all have a good evenin' - now that lili's out of town during the week, making the chat scene thursdays should be a bit easier
doctec: good night sleep tight
doctec: don't let the bedbugs bite
Bubba's Brain: I'm not sure about the status of the canon... but some of the firesign items have been pulled. Some of the programs and some of the live shows.
Merlyn: is that only in the print catalog, or is the web page updated?
doctec: yeah, least coast gots ta get its shuteye (especially because of the erratic sleep patterns i've been subjected to this week - aftermath of harmonic concordance taking its toll)
Merlyn: nah, it's just that it's later there
doctec: nytol..... (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
||||||||| doctec says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, doctec exits at 11:26 PM.
Bubba's Brain: I just looked at the web page, and some of it hasn't been updated on the static page, but it is no longer in the database
Bubba's Brain: Alternative rose parade is gone, ron reagan assasination show is gone...
Bubba's Brain: ... anytown.... alternative rose parade.... some of the clothes....
Merlyn: OK, I can figure it out by which ones come up blank
Bubba's Brain: exactly, or hack the url to do a keyword=firesign search
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: oh, right, that should find all the existing ones...
Bubba's Brain: righto...
Merlyn: well, everyone else is gone or dead. See you next week, I guess
Bubba's Brain: also, there is a secret service door....
Merlyn: well, don't say it in public, this page gets posted
Merlyn: ok, see you next time...
Bubba's Brain: Well, I think I'm gonna blow this popscicle stand too.
Bubba's Brain: Bye
||||||||| At 11:35 PM, Bubba's Brain vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:35 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| 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
Charles Foster Dudley
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Rev. Flash
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