A Firesign Chat


Special appearance by
Phil Austin

||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for December 11, 2003 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:41 PM, dragging Grow23 by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Grow23: 'ello
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:46 PM, dragging Merlyn by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Merlyn: 'ello yourself
||||||||| At 8:46 PM, Merlyn vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| It's 8:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Grow23 - dead from jaundice
||||||||| 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, December 11, 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?"
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:10 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:17 PM and shoes for the dead steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Merlyn: hey shoes
shoes for the dead: the lites went out and i missed everything!
Merlyn: personality is what you are in the dark
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Dr. Headphones into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:20 PM, then departs.
Dr. Headphones: hello, dear friends
Merlyn: hello phones, you wearing headphones?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'cease', just granted probation at 9:21 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dr. Headphones: not at the moment, but i have in the past
Dr. Headphones: hey cat
shoes for the dead: oil well, hows merlyn?
cease: when we were at an archeology museum in sienna last year, we saw what looked like shoe boxes from the roman era
Dr. Headphones: i am, however, a doctor to the headphones and astrologist to the stars
cease: actually some sort of funeral boxes. so naturally i thought, "shoes for the dead"
Dr. Headphones: ossuary
cease: i think i even sent a photo of one to austin
shoes for the dead: hmmm souls of the soles??
Dr. Headphones: i don't think most dead wear shoes. i have heard rumored (but never verified personally) that the dead in the split-top coffins are only dressed from the waist up
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (9:24 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dr. Headphones: ah so, mr. fong :)
cease: they do on 6 Feet Under
Dexter Fong: Hi Yaz Guyz
cease: must be all those feet
Dexter Fong: Cat Ken Merl and Mr. Mort
cease: take off your shoes and come on in, dex
Dr. Headphones: isn't it most generally 2 feet per dead person?
||||||||| 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 Dave! disembarks at 9:25 PM.
Dexter Fong: Dave!
Dr. Headphones: dave!
cease: !dave
Dave!: two feet per dead person, well that depends if they're lucky
Merlyn: ¡evaD
shoes for the dead: six feet is two pairs
Dr. Headphones: that dave is an exclamatory type of guy, isn't he?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 9:26 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dr. Headphones: hey e
Elayne: Ah, I see the clock's off again. Evenin' all!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Dave!: how's things guys? I'm just plumby here (peaches get too much credit)
Dr. Headphones: yes, we're 13 minutes fast
Elayne: So I've met two new female Fireheads this past week (online), and I'm hoping that either one or both show up tonight...
cease: hey el
Dexter Fong: Nice recruiting E =)
cease: great
Elayne: I reckon you're plumb right, Dave.
Dr. Headphones: good, e, evangelizing for the 4 or 5 will garner you great rewards from the grid
cease: i hope y'all got your flue shots. it's the big story on the us news i'm watching
Elayne: Well, I can't guarantee their presence but I've done my best...
Elayne: Well, there's a catch, Cat.
Elayne: The strain of flu isn't actually covered by the shots. They have a close approximation but not really the one that people are coming down with.
Dexter Fong: Cat: Didn't get Flue shot, but did get my chimney swept and Ashes hauled
cease: no, my dog plays catch. cats would rather sleep
shoes for the dead: floozy shots??
Elayne: You would, Ash.
Dave!: oh yeah I got my flew shot, it's the wrong strain so fat lot o' help that'll do, eh?
Dr. Headphones: cat: i don't do that. last time i did, arm was sore for over a week
Elayne: He didn't shoot that floozy!
cease: you only have one?
Dr. Headphones: i don't even have one floozy
Dave!: damn Ken, they nearly bent the needle with me, I've got a lot of bicep muscle apparently
Elayne: I think there's only one combo-type flu shot. And just our luck it'll have thimerosal in it, nasty stuff that causes autism in kids...
Dexter Fong: Ken: Don't forget to carry the bum
Elayne: Ooh, Dave, I'm intrigued. ;)
Dr. Headphones: my bum is in my underwear (using the british, NOT the american meaning of the word)
Dexter Fong: Dave inherited bicep muscle from parentws
Dave!: lol E
Elayne: We always use the British meaning of the word in our flat.
cease: knocked up in the morning too?
Dexter Fong: Spot on!
Dave!: yes, it's a flat near the petrol station
Dr. Headphones: e: do you ride the lift to your flat?
shoes for the dead: flat bums are a bummer
Elayne: Every day, Dr. H.
Elayne: Beats dodging the lorries...
Dr. Headphones: flat bums got caught in the street when a truck approached?
Dexter Fong: K: takes the tube to work too
cease: mrs peel, we're kneeded
Elayne: Rob says it's not called a petrol station, it's called a garage.
Elayne: See, you can't put one past an actual Englishman. :)
Dave!: sorry, the lift, always reminds me of the Epsilons in Brave New World, they just go, "roof" when you've hit the roof, a lot like talking to a rep from the US Postal Service
cease: as yes. my family had a "garage" in yorkton long ago.
cease: vacant lot when we visited last summer.
Dr. Headphones: mad dogs and englishmen....
Dexter Fong: ...go on tour starting Sunday Sunday
Elayne: I don't believe Brits call them "vacant lots," just plots of land...
Elayne: Or, Rob says, bomb sites. :)
shoes for the dead: i used to do "roofers " on the garage....
Dr. Headphones: v2: the sequel
Elayne: Hey, I wanna hear you rap!
cease: ringers?
Dave!: I've got that one Ken, on vinyl somewhere
Dr. Headphones: well my name is ken, no i didn't say ben, and my age is ten, and i drink a lot of gin....
shoes for the dead: yea, cry me a river into this stream
Dexter Fong: K: Auditioning for the road show of Oliver?
Dr. Headphones: that was my feeble attempt at rapping
Dave!: great version of Cry me a river by the way by the great Sam Cooke, get it if you can, just beautiful, comes from the RCA years
Dave!: sorry music is my life, and I'm damn proud of it
shoes for the dead: well, feel free to pee all over it
Dr. Headphones: don't be sorry for enjoying good music
cease: enjoy it while you can, dave
Dave!: any new FST stuff I should mark down for my Christmas list?
Dexter Fong: Hey Merl: The Msg thingie is working swell, I can now see both incoming and outgoing. Nice work =)
cease: i just a zbs catalogue in the mail. i didnt know zbs sold firesign product\
Dr. Headphones: incoming! duck!
Dexter Fong: Cat: What they offering they we likely don't have?
Merlyn: ok fong; you mean the private msg bar?
Dexter Fong: Outgoing Goose!!
Dr. Headphones: you're at the bar?
Dexter Fong: Yes Merlyn
Elayne: Yeah, I got a ZBS catalog too.
Dexter Fong: Behind the man behind the bar
Dr. Headphones: as long as you aren't behind bars ;)
cease: next world, not inane, rat and eyk
cease: i only have rat on cd. have to get roller maidens next
Dr. Headphones: new firesign movie out: the rat in the hat
||||||||| "9:40 PM? 9:40 PM!!" says Catherwood, "klokwkdog should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as klokwkdog enters and sits on the couch.
cease: in a box
shoes for the dead: my insane tape got ate :(
klokwkdog: or got eaten
Dave!: new movie? any reviews? is it very visual?
cease: we'll fry what you won't touch
Elayne: Hi Klok!
klokwkdog: hullo E, everyone
Dr. Headphones: hey klok
shoes for the dead: hey dog
Dr. Headphones: dave: i'm pulling your leg, a pun on the cat in the hat movie since someone mentioned rat
Dexter Fong: Hey Klok
cease: hi klok
||||||||| 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 Bubba's Brain disembarks at 9:42 PM.
Bubba's Brain: Hay all.
Elayne: Hey Bubba!
Dexter Fong: Howdy Bubba
shoes for the dead: fried cat soap??
Dr. Headphones: hi bb
klokwkdog: it's a text movie -- written entirely in SMS engrish so you can watch it on your cell phone piecewise, like Time Code
Merlyn: someone did the entire movie of Star Wars all in animated ASCII characters
Dr. Headphones: shoes: is that soap made from fried cats or cat soap that's fried?
Dave!: there is gulable written on the ceiling! in braille! hmm...had to climb up there to read it though
klokwkdog: probably didn't hurt the quality atoll
Dr. Headphones: merl: someone has WAY too much time on his hands!
Merlyn: He's up to Han and Luke enter the detention block: http://www.asciimation.co.nz/
shoes for the dead: your choice,DR.
klokwkdog: i watched the reissue of that turkey a few years back and was disgusted at how crummy the acting was. even guiness. at the time, when it was first released, i thought it was sooo good
Dr. Headphones: what a choice. i could burn out some neurons trying to figure out the optimum there
shoes for the dead: both are tasty
Dr. Headphones: with butter and garlic, imagine the explosion your taste buds would experience
cease: still noise free, el?
Elayne: Oh, my, God. Thanks for the link, Merlyn...
klokwkdog: the bozos upstairs moved out?
shoes for the dead: meowlicious
klokwkdog: anyone heard from DT?
Dave!: hey, I'm a BOZO, did the FST ever give a reason why they chose the name Bozo, I know what it stands for and all, but was there any point to it
Elayne: Sorry, I was watching the Star Wars ASCII. :)
cease: i heard from doc tec a few days ago.
Elayne: Yes, the upstairs neighbors are now the downstairs neighbors.
Elayne: It presents some interesting revenge scenarios, but I've discovered I'm made of wishy-washier stuff.
klokwkdog: so you can now overflow your toilet on them?
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Planning a clog dance soon? =))
Elayne: Klok, our building's lousy plumbing does that anyway. ;)
Elayne: I think we should have another Firesign party, Dex. What do you think, folks?
Dexter Fong: E: Great idea, but are the 4 or 5 ready to present something new for us to see/hear?
Elayne: My thought was to maybe do something on April Fool's Day, combine it with a packing party (we're definitely out of here before our lease is up in May).
Dr. Headphones: e: dishier-washier here just got done running
Elayne: We have a dishwasher. Its name is Robin. :)
shoes for the dead: is it a bring your own high school party?
Elayne: Actually, I did the washing-up tonight...
klokwkdog did his weekly dishw today
Elayne: Oh yes, shoes, we have everybody's picture, just like Commie Martyrs.
Dr. Headphones: speaking of commies, i just finished "red rabbit" by clancy today. yeah, i like his writing, i'll admit it
Elayne: So one of our chat visitors may be Jeannie, and you need to treat her special because she works for an employment agency with which I'm signing up next month...
Elayne: I went to a pretty good one yesterday, and got 104wpm on my typing test. Nice to know I've still got it...
Dexter Fong: E: So we shouldn't mention the Jail time you did, or the impending indictment?
klokwkdog has had it for a long time, but the doctors finally think they have a handle on it
Elayne: Ix-nay on the ail-jay, Ex-day.
Dr. Headphones: 104? try an ice bath, that might bring it down some
Elayne: Hey, my fever was over 101 last Thursday night, that's why I wasn't here.
Dave!: dave lost it and he's only 16
Dexter Fong: Klok: YOu've had *What* for a long time?
Dave!: 17
klokwkdog: that's right Dex
Dr. Headphones: getting so old you can't remember, dave? :)
shoes for the dead: what is fpm anyway??
Dexter Fong: Franks per minute = Hot dog eating term
klokwkdog: furlongs per millenium
shoes for the dead: i learn so much here
Dexter Fong: Klok: Still attenf\ding those snail races huh?
klokwkdog: archaic measurement of the precession of the Holy See
Dr. Headphones: shoes: a wasted day if you don't. some weeks i learn so much here i just coast through the rest of the week
Dexter Fong: Time and tide etc...
klokwkdog: relating to the time it was in, um, France
shoes for the dead: (i'll just cut of my souls)
klokwkdog: trim?
klokwkdog: yes, by and large
Dexter Fong: Ship shape
cease: how many shapes can a ship have?
Dexter Fong: I like the cut of my Jib
klokwkdog: or even close by if you're desperate to make some time
Merlyn: do you go to Jibcutter?
klokwkdog: they discuss this in Skunk Works somewhere, Cat
Dexter Fong: Merl: Yes..The ChiaJib
cease: a book?
klokwkdog: that's a real clip joint
shoes for the dead: if a ship shape could have a choice?
Dr. Headphones: speaking of jibcutters, did you read about the german cannibal and what he and his victim did while they were both alive?
cease: speaking of joints
Dexter Fong: No Ken..Tell us
Merlyn: chewed the fat?
Dr. Headphones: the cannibal cut off the penis, fried it up and they both ate some of it
klokwkdog: they are both dead now?
cease: just started Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna this aft.
Dexter Fong: Schnitzeled his wiener?
Dr. Headphones: only one is dead now, the other is in court
klokwkdog: same difference
cease: ok feet, get Kicking!
shoes for the dead: all for the wurst??
klokwkdog: german courts are a formality, like france
Dave!: justfucking kill the guy, we don't need people like that around, although it is concentual so...ah fuck, just kill 'im anyway
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:59 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Elayne by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dr. Headphones: the eatee said if he hadn't bled to death by morning, they would eat his testicles. poor dude died before that wish was fulfilled.
klokwkdog: if he didn't manage to get they guy shrink wrapped and on sale in the supermarket, it's not going to raise many eyebrows
Dr. Headphones: i must have grossed elayne out. e: if you read the log, sorry
Dexter Fong: Et Al Weiss
Dave!: yeah well that was a little blunt, but he should be done with in my opinion, that's just sick as alll hell
shoes for the dead: nuts, no oysters?
Dr. Headphones: the victim was apparently willing volunteer, it's all on video tape
Dexter Fong: Hey, these sausages I bought today have a tiny pre-drilled tip!
Dave!: oh please change the subject for god's sake, I'm grossed out
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| 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 Elayne disembarks at 10:01 PM.
Dr. Headphones: yes, it is grossl how bout them mets?
klokwkdog: i'm sure a big segment over there is celebrating it as some really good performance art
Dr. Headphones: anyone here seen "pi"? or know anything about it? friend told me it was a must see
Dr. Headphones: i'm talking about the movie, not the transcendental number
||||||||| Catherwood leads JP inside, makes a note of the time (10:02 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Merlyn: I've seen the first 40 digits or so..
klokwkdog: it's a bit long, Ken, but one thing's for sure -- it doesn't repeat itself... ;-)
Dr. Headphones: hey jp
Merlyn: elayne tracked one down, looks like
||||||||| Outside, the 10:02 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving doctec coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Hey JP!
cease: jump right in
Elayne: Hi Tom!
shoes for the dead: my kid i think
Dexter Fong: Justice of the Peace?
klokwkdog: well, long time no C, DT
doctec: hi gang, lili's prepping dinner as i type, so i'll kinda be in & out here...
cease: and speaking of doctors
Dexter Fong: Hiya Doc T
doctec: hi gang, lili's prepping dinner as i type, so i'll kinda be in & out here...
Elayne: Just Polks?
Dr. Headphones: hi doc
cease: lili in from ottawa?
Dave!: hi doc
Elayne: There's an echo in here...
klokwkdog: we don't need a blow-by-blow, DT
Dexter Fong: .ere's an echo in here
Elayne: Speak for yourself, Klok.
||||||||| 10:03 PM -- JP left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
klokwkdog: what echo?
Elayne: Dang, we scared 'em away... :(
Dr. Headphones: jp is a hit and run?
doctec: yeah, last week i forgot that thursday was a make-up pool leagure session (the wednesday league session was postponed thanksgiving eve, last thursday was the make-up session)
doctec: yeah, last week i forgot that thursday was a make-up pool leagure session (the wednesday league session was postponed thanksgiving eve, last thursday was the make-up session)
doctec: yeah, last week i forgot that thursday was a make-up pool leagure session (the wednesday league session was postponed thanksgiving eve, last thursday was the make-up session)
Merlyn: maybe hit the wrong button
Elayne: You should have that stutter looked at, Tom.
doctec: that's why i missed last week
doctec: yeah, last week i forgot that thursday was a make-up pool leagure session (the wednesday league session was postponed thanksgiving eve, last thursday was the make-up session)
Dexter Fong: ..ere's an echo in here...'cho in here
doctec: what stutter? what stutter?
shoes for the dead: tececho
klokwkdog: he's adjusted the keyboard repeat too close
Dr. Headphones: tom: clear your buffer!
Merlyn: doc, what are you doing?
klokwkdog: he's adjusted the keyboard repeat too close
Elayne: Not in public! Throw a towel over it!
doctec: hitting reload to freshen the page
klokwkdog: or stick a trowel in it!
doctec: hitting reload to freshen the page
Merlyn: ah, that might do ing
Merlyn: it
Dexter Fong: Doc: Just spritz the screen with Glade
klokwkdog: oh, do it again!
doctec: or windex...
Dr. Headphones: reload causes a repeat of last line typed?
doctec: hitting reload to freshen the page
doctec: if you don't press enter first, apparently yes
doctec: if you don't press enter first, apparently yes
klokwkdog: did someone think Ash used a Mac?
Dexter Fong: I don't Klok
doctec: or maybe it's the vodka... hic...
Merlyn: depends on your browser setup, I think.
doctec: if you don't press enter first, apparently yes
doctec: if you don't press enter first, apparently yes
Dexter Fong: But if someone wants to think that, I have no objection
Elayne is getting dizzy now...
doctec: has cat shown up yet this evening?
klokwkdog: wonder if NS does that
Elayne: Tom, Cat's here now.
Dexter Fong: He's here but fading Doc
doctec: has cat shown up yet this evening?
klokwkdog: yes, definitely needs Grecian Formula fast
Dexter Fong: He's here bbut fading Doc
Dr. Headphones: mozilla doesn't, i tried it
klokwkdog: no, Nutscape does not do it
cease: here i be
doctec: i'm gonna switch to IE (i thing lili's netscape 6.2.1, in a word, sux!)
||||||||| Around 10:08 PM, doctec walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:08 PM and Bunnyboy steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Oh sure, blame the program, not the user. ;)
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fong: Bunny!
Elayne: Hey Bunnyboy!
cease: hi bun
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'doctec', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:08 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
klokwkdog: and the resource buffer problem in 7.1 is definitely much better (so far, non-existent) in Windows XP. a bit expensive fix, though ;-)
shoes for the dead: howdy bunbun
doctec: there, that's better
klokwkdog: if you say so
Dr. Headphones: hi, Bb
Dexter Fong: there, that's better
klokwkdog: hello B
doctec: note to self: get mozilla installed on lili's pc
klokwkdog: there, there, things will get better
doctec: hi bb
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bubba's Brain - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: it definitely beats the high-priced spread, DT
cease: i just put on Dwarf
shoes for the dead: um.. brb, i gotta prepare another "canvas"
Dr. Headphones: does it fit well, cat?
cease: you people are So superstitious
Dave!: I've got mozilla but it doesn't work well with the screen reader, but it's there if nothing else
Bunnyboy: Hey, I found a fun trick: I've been playing all my Windows Media Player Media Library files by Length order. Trippy!
cease: havent been listening to much firesign lately. must do something about that
doctec: chrominium bait and switch
Dr. Headphones: bun: how can i play something someone else ripped in win media player?
Dexter Fong: Silver fish
cease: damn negro radios!
doctec: i hear firesign all the time - in my head -
Dexter Fong: I must depart for the parking of the car..later gang
doctec: surrounded by a thin thin thin 16mm shell
Dr. Headphones: i had a program called unfuck.exe recommended to me, but it works only on v6 or earlier
klokwkdog: say hi to the vehicle for me, Dex
doctec: unintercourse.exe?
||||||||| 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 Shoes For Yämamøto disembarks at 10:13 PM.
Bunnyboy: Ken: It depends. What format is the "rip", and is it content-protected?
Dexter Fong: (away)
cease: look out for me
klokwkdog: use the menu Dex
Merlyn: Here's a Cthulu story as a Chick comic: http://www.howardhallis.com/bis/cthulhuchick
Shoes For Yämamøto moves aside
Dr. Headphones: bun: wma, v9
doctec: get thee behind me!
shoes for the dead: yam!!
Dr. Headphones: ah, shoes2
Shoes For Yämamøto: I love Chick Tracts
Shoes For Yämamøto: blackl and white
Dr. Headphones: i love chicks
doctec: merlyn, that's brilliant! thanx for the link
Merlyn: He could probably sell chick.com for a lot of $$
klokwkdog: this trio on kcrw all-music is worse the 2nd time than it was this AM
Bunnyboy: If it's WMA, you should be able to just OPEN it, and PLAY it. Or, you can add it to your Media Library, then play it.
doctec: i hate drm
Bunnyboy: Jack Chick? Get thee behind me!
Dr. Headphones: i get web page about migrating licenses every time i try. i did learn real quickly not to try opening it in my sound editor and force it to play. damn near blew my speakers
cease: just alittle argument with my copilot
Elayne: Yea, that Chick Cthulhu thing has been on like every other weblog...
shoes for the dead: worse than horse corsettes
Elayne: Someone (can't remember who) posted a whole bunch of links to Chick comic parodies.
Elayne: Robin's never heard of Jack Chick tracts.
klokwkdog: most of the migrating licenses have already passed over RI -- ended about mid-Nov.
Dave!: brb
Shoes For Yämamøto: Well it's the first tim *I*ve seen it
Shoes For Yämamøto: Ken- it's a protected file
Dr. Headphones: microsoft sux
Shoes For Yämamøto: y
doctec: well, dinnah is suhhhved - gotta join lili at the table - lili says to say 'hi' to all - her ottawa gig is going well - i'll stay logged on but 'away', will try to join in again if an opportunity presents itself - cat, i got your email re ftp'd stuff, will download this weekend
klokwkdog: the "sux" part is redundant
shoes for the dead: do they migrate to tiera del fuego?
Dr. Headphones: hey lili
Shoes For Yämamøto: Often
shoes for the dead: from duluth??
Shoes For Yämamøto: always
Bunnyboy: I just picked up Intervideo DVD 5, a smooth DVD player app. I don't have 5.1 audio, either as a standalone unit, or in my sound card architecture, but I managed to trick out a nifty quadrophonic hookup on my PC setup.
doctec: y'all keep the home fires burning (or whatever it is we all do) ...
doctec )
Dr. Headphones: quadrophenia!
shoes for the dead: loonacy!
Elayne: Bye Tom!
klokwkdog: eat well DT
Dr. Headphones: i actually own a few quad lps
Elayne: I'm going to watch the rest of Star Wars ASCII now. :)
Shoes For Yämamøto: If I set my home on fire, I wont have anyplace to sleep
Elayne: Next week, all!
Merlyn: bye doc
||||||||| At 10:19 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Elayne!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Dr. Headphones: never had a player for them though
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:19 PM and late as usual, it's Tarface Pork, just back from Billville."
Bunnyboy: Dolby Digital mixes sound just fine on it. I even have independent control of the front and rear sets, so I can hear the neat Foley and ADR stuff, isolated.
Dr. Headphones: howdy, tarface
cease: by el
klokwkdog: nite E
Bunnyboy: nite doc!
Tarface Pork: Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk, howdy, lloks like I missed da party
Shoes For Yämamøto: You habe to have one of those turntables w/four tonearms
Shoes For Yämamøto: nite doc
Dr. Headphones: btw, it's snowing here :(
Tarface Pork: or da doc at least
Shoes For Yämamøto: Rain all day here
klokwkdog: or one of those Abit motherboards with three vacuum tubes on it!
Shoes For Yämamøto: Got a 2k3 acura
Tarface Pork: lots of mud
Dr. Headphones: rain here yesterday, a day ahead of you, yam
Bunnyboy: Snow - the true S word.
klokwkdog: ken, not again! just got thru digging out of the last sucker. 20"
Dr. Headphones: klok: vacuum tubes suck ;)
Shoes For Yämamøto: We're expecting snow on sunday
Tarface Pork: good for slush hockey though
Bunnyboy: I read some fine graffiti today. Quote:
Dr. Headphones: klok: this one is very light, lawn barely covered and it's been happening all day
Bunnyboy: If you don't want any responsibilities, say "I have responsibilities".
Tarface Pork: wow very zen bb
klokwkdog: don't care. the last one, i didn't even look at the shovel. filled the snowblower's gas tank to the rim
Shoes For Yämamøto: It's true
Dr. Headphones: the sound of one hand slapping
shoes for the dead: i gotta go to thyme warp tooo
Tarface Pork: Why is that man hitting himself?
shoes for the dead: se ya
Shoes For Yämamøto: I always just wait til the spring thaw
Dr. Headphones: later, shoes
cease: from canada to kashmir
Shoes For Yämamøto: ya
cease: keep on shufflin
Tarface Pork: ma
shoes for the dead: this is side five..............................................................................
Dr. Headphones: from tucson to tucumcari
||||||||| Around 10:24 PM, shoes for the dead walks off into the sunset...
Bunnyboy: I picked up a couple of swell new music video DVDS: King Crimson's EYES WIDE OPEN, and Frank Zappa's BABY SNAKES.
Tarface Pork: Heh heh heh
Shoes For Yämamøto: Bayyybeee Snnaaaakes!
Dave!: and so it goes
Tarface Pork: Just listened to Joe's Garage for the first time in many yrs
Tarface Pork: god how we need Frank now
klokwkdog: was thinking about Frank, and the decade anniversary of his death. groening's life in hell cartoon, the modern-day artist refuses to die
cease: look for the can in the plain brown can
Dr. Headphones: frank gone bye-bye, sad to say
Dave!: Zappa, I've listened to some of his stuff, it's...ok, very childlike, some of it, "you are what you is" was one of the albums, can only take it in small doses
Tarface Pork: Naaaaw!
Bunnyboy: Yes, FZ gone 10 years, just yesterday or so.
klokwkdog: late junction on Tue played some zappa from a new collection
klokwkdog: don't eat the snow where the huskies go, Dave
Dr. Headphones: someone on npr mentioned it this week
Tarface Pork: Musicians Friend newsletter today carried an article about that guy knocking him off the stage in 80 or so
Bunnyboy: Is that a real poncho, or a Sears poncho.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwydd in through the front door at 10:27 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Shoes For Yämamøto: I like the "classical stuff"
Tarface Pork: Yeah the Mothers stuff
llanwydd: howdy folks
Shoes For Yämamøto: I have a cd of some of his popular stuff arrangerd for wind quintet
Dr. Headphones: hi llan
Tarface Pork: Hi
klokwkdog: i'll never forget (or forgive) Tipper Gore dragging that poor dying man before her decency in music HUAC-like hearings
Tarface Pork: Heh heh heh
Shoes For Yämamøto: no, I mean "Classical" classical
Bunnyboy: JOE'S GARAGE is great, as is ONE SIZE FITS ALL.
Tarface Pork: I STILL haven't forgiven her
Dr. Headphones: i will admit i've had lustful thoughts about tipper a time or two....
Shoes For Yämamøto: Nor will I
Tarface Pork: As in...?
Shoes For Yämamøto: Not me
cease: just another band from la is my fave
Shoes For Yämamøto: That's a good one
klokwkdog: you mean the Clubfoot Orchestra?
Bunnyboy: There's at least one more Zappa DVD in the soon pipe: DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC?
llanwydd: I only liked him when he shut up and played his guitar
klokwkdog: 200 Motels was cute
Shoes For Yämamøto: I like "Crusing w/Rueben and The Jets" and "Burnt weeny Sandwich" best
llanwydd: I liked Hot Rats
Tarface Pork: This is Charles Throat btw, going to log in under a new name every time just fo' fun, heh heh heh
Dr. Headphones: cold rats tend to be too greasy
klokwkdog: who is Charles Throat?
Dr. Headphones: pork is always welcome here :)
Shoes For Yämamøto: Hot Rats original Mix. He hosed it up in 1985
Tarface Pork: Es'cuse the burnt cork on my hand
Bunnyboy: And there's a tantalizing trailer for a Zappa Roxy DVD from 1973, with George Duke, the Fowlers, Ruth Underwood, etc. No ETA on that one, though.
Bunnyboy: 200 MOTELS is also a "could be, could be".
Tarface Pork: On Kazaa I found "Zappa's last guitar soslo" ... awesome whether true or not
klokwkdog: right now, kwd would like an ETA on a rational government
Tarface Pork: solo that am
Dave!: I actually was thinking of getting Hot Rats, just cause it's mostly instrumental
Dr. Headphones: klok: 2008?
klokwkdog: did you check that TPM link, Ken? ROFL
Shoes For Yämamøto: It's okay, see if you can find an original album in decent shape
llanwydd: Peaches En Regalia is one of the catchiest tunes of all time
Dr. Headphones: klok: i haven't looked at email today much at all. i saw that it was there, but spent most of the day reading tom clancy
klokwkdog: the US is being run by the gang that couldn't shoot straight
Tarface Pork: A roommate used to have the Shut Up set... I miss it, not him
Shoes For Yämamøto: Peaches En Regalia would make a fine National Anthem
Dr. Headphones: jimmy breslin is in charge now?
Tarface Pork: Hell they can't even TALK straight
Shoes For Yämamøto: You wish, ken
klokwkdog: it's like the Staten Island ferry...
Bunnyboy: THE Zappa guitar solo is on WATERMELON IN EASTER HAY, from JOE'S GARAGE.
Shoes For Yämamøto: Yes
Tarface Pork: Ever hear the Dixie Dregs version of Peaches En Regalia?
Bunnyboy: Shoes: But which nation? ' )
klokwkdog: hell, I'm expecting videos of helicopters evacuating the last forces from the roof of the US compound in Baghdad one of these days
Dr. Headphones: i've had lustful thought about the dixie chicks too :)
llanwydd: never heard dixie dregs
Tarface Pork: Llanwydd they are SO worth finding out about
klokwkdog: ken - check their concert DVD, it's great (and the library had it, so I could watch for free)
llanwydd: they american?
Tarface Pork: Steve Morse et al
Tarface Pork: Like Kansas only good
klokwkdog: Ilan - just get a Drive-By Truckers album and you're halfway there
Tarface Pork: yes
Dr. Headphones: kansas IS good...if you like endless corn and milo fields
Tarface Pork: heh heh heh (more characterization)
klokwkdog: check allmusic.com
Shoes For Yämamøto: Kansas?
Shoes For Yämamøto: zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tarface Pork: yah
klokwkdog: Ken - I always use the Kansas-Nebraska tunnel and miss all that
Shoes For Yämamøto: he group not the state
Tarface Pork: but try the Dregs
Dave!: allmusic.com, my main site for research at the station, anything I'd ever need pretty much
Dr. Headphones: oh, you mean the "dust in the wind" kansas ;)
Merlyn: by any chance would anyone know of a sound sample of the evaporators from "Duck Dodgers"?
Tarface Pork: Yo9u won't be sorry
klokwkdog: yeah, they're toast now
llanwydd: I've only heard their radio hits. So so.
cease: shoes for industry
Tarface Pork: OK, forget the Kansas reference - they're like an American Gentle Giant - better?
Tarface Pork: heh heh heh
llanwydd: come to think of it I've heard Magnum Opus and kind of liked it
klokwkdog: maybe with DVD audio, we'll be able to concatenate all that kind of group onto one disc we can bring out at the turn of each millenium: Kansas, Boston...
Bunnyboy: DUCK DODGERS is on the LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION DVD. And there's a CD of WB Sound FX. Neither one for commercial use, alas.
Dr. Headphones: i have a couple of gentle giant lps, found them the other, sitting in the "to be digitized to cd" pile right now
Tarface Pork: My Donald Duck has taken on Buddha nature
Shoes For Yämamøto: I have a cd of Carl Stalling Stuff
llanwydd: I like Gentle Giant
Shoes For Yämamøto: I'll have to see what that has
llanwydd: Yes is my alltime favorite
Tarface Pork: Then you'll like the Dregs ;)
klokwkdog: if it's not japanese noise music, i don't listen to it anymore.,,
Dr. Headphones: ever hear gryphon? rock and roll with lead bassoon player! i have one (maybe only?) album they made
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:37 PM and mrmuckle(honey)(dear) steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Tarface Pork: Yeah Gryphon is cool
klokwkdog: maybe some Android Sisters now and then
klokwkdog: hey muck
Dr. Headphones: hi muckle
Tarface Pork: Or the Firebelles
Bunnyboy: I'm digitizing some old 45's of my dad's, that my sister and I literally played to the brink of death, when we were children.
Tarface Pork: wow bb you're lucky to have them still
Bunnyboy: Phil Harris, Harry Belafonte, Russ Morgan, Rosemary Clooney...
Dr. Headphones: i watched gryphon open for yes once. i was tripping my balls off, but i sure remember that bassoon player jumping all over the stage
llanwydd: I just heard the Mahavishnu Orchestra for first time a few days ago and they're fantastic!
Shoes For Yämamøto: That's a mental picture
||||||||| Around 10:39 PM, mrmuckle(honey)(dear) walks off into the sunset...
Dr. Headphones: wow, llan, where you been?
klokwkdog: i remember our old RCA 45 changer, that big rectangular bakelite thing...
llanwydd: The Inner Mounting Flame
Tarface Pork: "A grape from ancient Greece..." last time I heard that I heard something I never heard before...
cease: did you remember to carry the bum?
Tarface Pork: the "Oh... it's..." Cracked me up for minutes
Shoes For Yämamøto: I put the bum on a hand truck
Bunnyboy: Good! The answer....SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH
Tarface Pork: Don't know why I never caught it before
Bunnyboy: Food delivery has arrived. Have a great week, folks!
Tarface Pork: Bye BB
Dr. Headphones: tarface: you didn't catch it because you didn't have your catcher's mitt on
llanwydd: nite bb
Merlyn: Hmm, would anyone have a good idea how to make a sound similar to the evaporators in Duck Dodgers?
Dr. Headphones: later, bun
Tarface Pork: llanwydd I am sure you have "The lost Trident sessions", right?
Merlyn: I can hear it in my head...
klokwkdog: never heard it, Merlyn
Tarface Pork: No doubt you're right Dr. H
Dr. Headphones: merl: i don't even know what that is
klokwkdog: nite BB
klokwkdog must fire up pizza slice BRB
Merlyn: It's the teleporter Daffy uses at one point
||||||||| "10:42 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Shoes For Yämamøto, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
llanwydd: Trident?
Dr. Headphones: sugarless gum, 4 out of 5 dentists recommend it
Tarface Pork: OMG? You don't have the Lost Mahavishnu Album? Go buy it immediately
Merlyn: the fifth one likes customers
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: A backwards gunshot might work.
Bunnyboy: or two
Dr. Headphones: i have one or two mahavishnu/santana lps, good stuff
llanwydd: I got a McLaughlin CD from a friend about year ago but you couldn't even tell it was guitar
Tarface Pork: If you don't have The Lost Trident Sessions, and you like MH, you MUST go out RIGHT this minute and buy it
Tarface Pork: MO that is
Bunnyboy: nite
llanwydd: I just went and put on IMF
||||||||| Bunnyboy runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 10:44 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Tarface Pork: Lost for 20 years, their never0-released third album
doctec: back for just a sec - yes, i got that cd of the 'lost' mahavishnu album a while back
Tarface Pork: excuse my enthusiasm ;)
llanwydd: Dance of the Spirits is mindblowing!
Tarface Pork: Hi Doc, Charls Throat here
Tarface Pork: heh heh heh
cease: hi agian doc
doctec: it's a curio of sorts - the band decided to release the live album in lieu of the studio sessions
Dave!: I just know of cglaughlen on Miles' albums, so what do you mean you couldn't tell it wasguitar? I'd like to get some more of his stuff
Tarface Pork: Yeah I always wondered where the heck those songs came from - now we know
doctec: you can kinda tell in the studio sessions that they were still feeling their way through the arrangements
Dr. Headphones: dave: he gets sounds from a guitar that no one else in the world can even attempt
Tarface Pork: Or stepping all over them? ;)
doctec: also, you can tell that the other band members wanted to start making compositional contributions, which mclaughlin had a problem with
klokwkdog: leo kottke does OK, DT, also Pat M.
Dave!: see the Miles stuff is all I know, so he's gotten even more inventive, nice, will look in to his work
Tarface Pork: I saw MO backing up Yes once. still haven't come down
Dr. Headphones: klok: i love kottke, been listening to him for 30 years
llanwydd: it's simply called McLaughlin. It's from 1980, I think and it sounds like synthsizers
doctec: yeah leo totally kicks ass - pat is sometimes a little too soft-edged for me
Tarface Pork: yeah doc but they kinda bite
Dexter Fong: Im back, I'm parked and locked and feeling no responsobilities
Tarface Pork: ParkAndLockIt
Dr. Headphones: better than locked and loaded
klokwkdog: oh those '80s EMI things with Lyle Mays and Nina V. were just killer stuff
Dexter Fong: Better than locked anyway
Dave!: I've got Leo's first album, cool stuff, a little too melodically repititious, but good stuff nonetheless, I'm in to free improv of jazz and all so right now anything is simple, but I listen anyway
doctec: llanwydd: i remember that 'johnny mclaughlin' album - did you ever hear 'music spoken here'?
Tarface Pork: The pump!... The spray!... The PUMP!... the SPRAY!...
doctec: i always liked that one too
klokwkdog: saw both live, and in small venues, vy nice
Tarface Pork: Remember "Marbles"?
klokwkdog: dt - wpkn is running a nice eclectic xmas set rite now. LOL
doctec: yeah, 'marbles' was from the 'devotion' album as i recall - his hendrix-influenced stuff - anyway i have to steal away again - will stay connected but 'away'
llanwydd: no, just that one solo album
Tarface Pork: doc nice seein' ya, later
klokwkdog: in this chat but not of it - enjoy DT
llanwydd: and now Inner Mounting Flame
Tarface Pork: Who mah baby done got home, heh heh heh, bye now
cease: have fun doc
Dexter Fong: Bye Mr Pork
llanwydd: so long tf
Dr. Headphones: pork for industry! pork for the dead!
cease: by pork
klokwkdog: what was that incompetent cat on SNL that was always driving the car off the cliff? reminds me of our government right now, running off the rails
Dexter Fong: Pork for US+
Merlyn: toonces
Dr. Headphones: toonces
Dave!: see get me on to the subject, I could talk all day and all night, I know waaaaaay too much, not enough though
Merlyn: there IS an echo in here
klokwkdog: i spell my name H-A-L-L-I-B-U-R-T-O-N ! !
Dexter Fong: I loves my tuneses
doctec: i was a *major* mahavishnu orch fan back in the day - actually learned to play the guts of 'the dance of maya' on the piano back then
llanwydd: reminds me of Jackie Stewpid. The New Recall!
cease: i recall that tune
Dexter Fong: Doc: You had one of the gut strings piaanos?
klokwkdog: name that tune
Dr. Headphones: i'm checking out for tonight, dear friends, day too long and i'm tired
doctec: it's in 5/8 - love the way the main theme is merged with the funk/blues riff at the end of the tune
Dexter Fong: Frenesi?
klokwkdog: nite Ken, sleep well
doctec: anyway - i may be back - but then again -
Dexter Fong: GNight Ken
||||||||| At 10:53 PM, Dr. Headphones vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
klokwkdog is good for another 15
cease: by kend
Dave!: 5/8, shit I don't know if I could play in that, tricky time sigs, not my thing
Dexter Fong: Dave: It's just like 6/8 or one beat shorter
klokwkdog bought Brubeck's Time Out, one of his first LPs. really enjoyed Unsquare Dance
llanwydd: is there a major difference between 5/8 and 5/4?
klokwkdog: the little note symbols look different
Dexter Fong: Il: Probably =), but unless you're counting, might be hard to tell
klokwkdog: don't everybody talk at once..
Dave!: oh I know, I just would have to hear a piece and count it, still haven't figured out "take 5" even though I'm in theory, it works sometimes when I'm counting off themeasures, but sometimes it doesn't
klokwkdog: What if Aliens invaded during World War II?
llanwydd: I think they did
llanwydd: Jethro Tull's "Living In the Past" is in 5/4
klokwkdog: TLC - "Mysteries of the Brain" The brain is necessary for all human functions
cease: ah yes
Dave!: well guys, think I'll check out now, went to the Brian Setzer concert last night, so I'm really tired, and if you've got any money to spare, go see him if he's comin' your way, fun show even if you can't see
klokwkdog: really! didn't realize that atoll
Dexter Fong: Klok: And some inhuman functions too
klokwkdog: nite dave
Dexter Fong: Dave: Answered your last msge
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tarface Pork - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dave!: bye guys
cease: bye
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:01 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Dave! by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Merlyn: bye dave
llanwydd: nite dave
cease: wait for me
klokwkdog: another 10 left for kwd
Dexter Fong: Nite Dave
Dexter Fong: Everybody ok?
klokwkdog: so far
klokwkdog: i do have my seat belt fastened tight
cease: no one died from the yaws?
llanwydd: I guess
Dexter Fong: Good start
klokwkdog: ly
Dexter Fong: Careful Klok: You could cut off circulation to your groinal area
klokwkdog: that happened long ago, Dex
cease: dwarf's greatenss is dwarfed on hearing it anew
llanwydd: I had my very first plastic surgery today
Dexter Fong: Told you to buy a larger ring, Klok =)
cease: no real surgeons, just plastic ones?
klokwkdog is thinking of having some parts replaced with plastic, but it will be awhile before they need rework...
Dexter Fong: Il: Nose job...
Dexter Fong: ?
llanwydd: to repair a small but noticeable scar on my forehead from a road accident.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Woody One close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 11:06 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dexter Fong: Helloooo Woodrow
cease: so you can't use the nickname scarface any more?
Merlyn: hello, sailor
Woody One: Howdy Parders!
cease: the wooden one
klokwkdog: nothing can repair kwd
Dexter Fong: Cat: Did you mean Dwarf is not as good as you remembered?
Woody One: Yay yay.
klokwkdog: hey, woody
klokwkdog: here for another 5, but welcome
Dexter Fong: Klok: Somebody timing you?
cease: no, hearing it after not for a few years was like hearing it anew, and just as awesome as the first timei heard it
Woody One: Hey Klok, how you doin'?
cease: 33 years ago
klokwkdog: OK
Dexter Fong: Cat: ah...Good
cease: 33 1/3 years ago
llanwydd: I had been trying to pass a car safely in a passing zone and the lady in front of me suddenly decided to make a left turn right into me
klokwkdog: they do that
Woody One: Drivers are dangerous.
llanwydd: my insurance paid for the operation
cease: very true
Dexter Fong: Cat: It *is* one of the ones - for me, at least- that doesn't age, doesn't ever sound dated
cease: exctly
klokwkdog just got health insurance again; has been trying very hard not to get sick or injured, but now can live it up...
klokwkdog: they are all so awesome to me
Dexter Fong: Klok: Then unfasten that safety belt
cease: it cant sound dated cuz it's set in the 50s, an earlier era thru 1970 lenses and prisms
cease: jsut trailing a red, with red hair
klokwkdog replaced the entire shoulder harness himself -- it may not be done right
Woody One: Dooby doo wa.
klokwkdog: dwarf? 50s
cease: i think their dated material is just that. all those nixon, lbj, even reagan jokes
klokwkdog: ?
llanwydd: like me?
cease: they never really did the news as humour, like the credibility gap, among others
cease: doonesberry can transcend that but the firesigns cant
klokwkdog: it goes with the times, cat -- i don't mind atoll
cease: the korean war, klok.
klokwkdog: i can see how they want to do timeless material
cease: dont make a korea out of it, lieutenant
Woody One: Watching an old recorded tape. It has the original re-run of the Soup Nazi on it. I was grinnin'.
klokwkdog: oh yeah, that
Dexter Fong wonders if Doonesbury's say Bush strips will be as effective 30 years from now
klokwkdog: but some of it is also wwii propaganda
klokwkdog: and those '40s mickey rooney films, what was it...oh, Henry Aldridge
klokwkdog: georgie! georgie tierbiter!
Dexter Fong: cooming mother
klokwkdog: they are an important historical archive, Dex
cease: there's a mixture of eras and non-eras
klokwkdog: but no one will be able to appreciate it like those who lived through it
cease: dont call me fred, my name's adolph
cease: i have never seen a hendry aldridge film, that i am aware of
Woody One: All for one.....
Dexter Fong: Yeah Klok: That's what they said about the Black Plague
klokwkdog: what about all the vietnam Dunesbury strips?
cease: and one is nothing
llanwydd: I always like Mickey Rooney even though he overacted worse than any actor in history
llanwydd: he had screen presence
Dexter Fong: Il: He wasn't acting =)
Woody One: He was first in his class in overacting school.
klokwkdog: i thinkthey are like Betty Boop cartoons, Cat -- awful plus full of racist and sexist and other non-PC stuff so that no medias' lawyers will allow them to be seen again
cease: the same can be said of nicholson. who can occasionally act
klokwkdog: rooney was in school with schatner?
klokwkdog: shatner
llanwydd: not acting. Was he the world's worst coffee freak as well?
klokwkdog: it is getting too far past my sell-by date; I must anon
Dexter Fong: Klok, Cat: There *may* have been Henry Aldrege films, dunno, but mostly he was a radio fixture
klokwkdog: somebody check the IMDB
cease: never heard it, or dont remember
klokwkdog: well, then good-night everyone
Dexter Fong: YOu're too young Cat =)
Dexter Fong: Night Klok
cease: yeah cmoing mother works better on radio
Merlyn: nite kwd
llanwydd: nite klok
klokwkdog: speaking of working better on radio -- not, check http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/34453.html
klokwkdog: night
Woody One: Anyone familiar with "Case of the Missing Shoe?" I found it through Amazon.
||||||||| klokwkdog says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, klokwkdog exits at 11:18 PM.
Dexter Fong: Woody, Yes
cease: avoid it, woody
cease: a great idea if they'd developed it more
Woody One: I loved that one. Short but great. Lost it years ago in a move, but was luck to pick up again.
cease: kind of a failed pilot for a syndicated show
Dexter Fong: I would disagree..if only because, *anything* they do is interesting to me, even if it's poorly concieved, or just doesn't work
llanwydd: I loved Missing Shoe
cease: ok, i agree. everything they have ever done is worth hearing.
cease: some i like more than others
Dexter Fong: Me too =)
cease: they love the detective story
Dexter Fong: I have not found Boom Dot Bust to be particularly interesting
Woody One: "Just because your friends are out drinking on the stoop, doesn't mean that you have to be one." (Missing Shoe)
cease: i dont recall that line
llanwydd: They ought to tack Missing Shoe onto a remaster of 2 Places
cease: i must put it on
cease: i like it, dex. but never listened to it as much as immortality which i found more uplifting
llanwydd: That joke is from 3 Faces, Woody
Dexter Fong: They *OUGHT* to re-release everything they ever did, including radio shows, concerts, benefits, and supermarket openeing
cease: boom too dark for my tastes of late
||||||||| Phil Austin strides in at 11:22 PM with Danny Vanilla badgering him for an interview; since he has no badgers, Catherwood forcibly escorts Danny Vanilla out the door.
cease: and speaking of on....
Dexter Fong: Cat: I just found it not very focused and not very funny
Phil Austin: Hi, y''all
Dexter Fong: Oooops....just in time he he
Woody One: Immortality was great. Boom Dot was scattered.
llanwydd: Hey Phil!
cease: you can tell the man himself, dex
Merlyn: heya phil
doctec: hi phil
Dexter Fong: Hi Phil
cease: the phil man cometh
Woody One: Hey Phil. Nice to see you.
Dexter Fong: Woody found the Missing Shoe
Dexter Fong: On Amazon
doctec: woody one or woody two?
cease: wooden shoe?
cease: Woden's shoe?
doctec: wouldn't you?
cease: Woden will be happy
Woody One: After all these years.
Phil Austin: so glad to be here and happy christmas and/or jewishness or muslimness to all
Merlyn: he has a woody one for amazons in shoes?
doctec: proof positive - we're all just a pack of cards
cease: same to you, oona and the dogs, phil
doctec: happy holy daze
llanwydd: and a Krazy Kwaanza to you too!
Dexter Fong: Im a Bicycle
Dexter Fong: And seasonal grievings to you Phil
cease: cardinals 3, bishops...
doctec: how are things in the pacifistic northwest? or thereabouts?
Woody One: Back atcha Phil. Merry merry holidays.
Phil Austin: Hey, Cat. Just read your email and it's nice to hear that the dalmation was relatively innocent. Hope Fumiyo is ok
cease: she recovers, phil. takes a while
Phil Austin: Woodman: merry everything to you too and you Dex and llanwydd
Woody One: Phil. I am overwhelmed, man. You are one of my 4 idols.
llanwydd: and you
doctec: 4 or 5...
Phil Austin: 4 idols is/are too many. One is too many, but thanks
doctec: but whose counting?
llanwydd: how's Phil and Dave and Pete?
Woody One: Heh.
Dexter Fong: There's Baal, Astarte, Ishtar, and...
cease: louise, but only to...
doctec: wesley clarke on the daily show tonight
cease: thanks doc. wont miss it
Merlyn: hey, did you read that 2 ex-generals and an admiral came out as gay?
Woody One: My friend saw you in LA. years ago. I've never had the pleasure.
Phil Austin: llan: I can barely tell. I think they're all well, but it's hard to tell. We aren't talking much lately. I wish I could get them to use the private fst chat line that bri and tom set up, but no avail so far
Dexter Fong: Merl: Who asked?
cease: saw that somewhere. salon probably
Merlyn: enola gay
cease: ossman sounded chipper on his saturday radio show
Dexter Fong: Staff Sergeant Enola Gay to you, private
cease: is everyone too busy with their own project to imagine doing a firesign project?
Merlyn: Or a staff infection
llanwydd: I wish I could get Ossman's show where I am
Phil Austin: anyone interesting show up earlier? Anyone heard from muckle lately?
doctec: is enola gay or does he just talk with a lisp?
cease: its on the web, llan
Merlyn: llan, you can listen on the web: http://www.heraldnet.com/stream/kser.asx
Phil Austin: As proco pointed out to me in a phone call last week, David's happiest when he's the boss
Dexter Fong: Phil: Muckle has not been around lately
cease: some new folks, or folks with new names, hard to tell
llanwydd: I have trouble with that stuff on webtv
Merlyn: wasn't muckle on earlier?
llanwydd: but thanks for the link
Dexter Fong: Merl: Only if he came in while i was parking the car
Merlyn: He didn't say anything though, just logged in & out
Phil Austin: We've had some new people on Blog of the Unknown lately, too. I figured it was because Doc Searles featured us on his blog
Dexter Fong: Ah, I sit corrected
doctec: the unknown blogger
doctec: i have been so wrapped up with other stuff, i really oughta check in at the blog
Woody One: "Last night I went to a place on M Street. Fuzzy Coathanger was there."
Phil Austin: doc: we've had some longer pieces submitted by Robber G. and Zenlen lately. Really nice stuff
doctec: phil: lili got a consulting gig so she's making a living again - she says 'hi' (she's here in the living room, watching the daily show)
Dexter Fong slips quickly away for a refill
doctec: rephil?
Phil Austin: Hi, Lil. always nice to see you.
doctec: lil says 'always nice to see you too'
Phil Austin: thank the lord for consultation
doctec: she's been working in ottawa since early november, she's back and doesn't have to go back until after the new year
Woody One: Love ya Phil. Bye for now.
Phil Austin: woody: what the hell is the m street/fuzzy coathanger ref to?
Phil Austin: wood: whoops. so long dude (it is dude, isn't it?)
doctec: lil says' the beauty part is because my former company laid off too many people, they pay me far more now to do the same job'
llanwydd: you serious? Our namesake
||||||||| Woody One says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Woody One exits at 11:36 PM.
doctec: and i'm making a little extra coin posing as a livery company, driving her to/from the airport
Phil Austin: Lil: cngratulations. How's your kid doing?
Dexter Fong: Phil: Believe Woody's reference was to FST's Soap opera thing, can't remember ...ahh...Over the Edge
doctec: i submit the receipts, she gets reimbursed, i can afford to buy xmas presents! woo hoo!
cease: good for you, doc
Phil Austin: Doc: you're overqualified for a chaffeur.. How's work?
Phil Austin: dex: yea;h, that must be it.
llanwydd: no. like I said, our namesake "Just Folks...A firesign Chat
doctec: lil say her kid's doing great- they had a delayed american thanksgiving because she was in ottawa and worked during thanksgiving (as her kid did) - lili flew to hamilton to be with her kid & granddid over the following weekend, had a great time
llanwydd: that's how they started the "live" documentary
Dexter Fong: IL; Yeah..Believe you're right
Merlyn: hey phil (and people), do you think T-shirts with just "Firesign Theatre Sez" (+logo) with no message should also be for sale? Then people could add/print messages on their own if they wanted to.
Phil Austin: llllan: yeah, thanks
doctec: lili says her kid purchased a family portrait - one size bigger would be a mural - she and i are gonna drive up to hamilton over the xmas week to pick it up
Dexter Fong: Doc: Lili flew from Ottawa to Hamilton...aren't they rather close
cease: is this something people could do easily, merl?
cease: people are essentially lazy
Phil Austin: doc: she'll need a five ton truck, the kind Ooooona uses at work
doctec: work is - well, work - they keep me busy - but i wish i could make my living doing nothing but music, i haven't had much time to spend on my avocation lately - it sux
Merlyn: you can get shirts with preprinted messages, get your own message for more $$$, or get a "blank" if you have a local T-shirt printer, or a laundry proof pen
Phil Austin: merl: hmmmmm .... I'm thinking this is not that great an idea.
doctec: dex: flight wise ottawa to hamilton is a 40 min flight
cease: i see. that sounds like it would work
Phil Austin: It might seem to put too much work on the buyer
doctec: driving, ottawa to hamilton is a 6 hr drive
Dexter Fong: Doc: Hm..I guess Canada's bigger than i thought
Merlyn: only if they want to buy a (mostly) blank shirt
Phil Austin: Does everyone here think there's a better t-shirt for fst than "He's no fun, he fell right over?"
doctec: dex: yes, most people underestimate the geographical immenseness that is canada
Dexter Fong: Doesn't 95% of the population live withing 10 miles of the border or something like that?
llanwydd: I'm about a 4 hour drive from Ottawa
Merlyn: "He fell right over" should be upside down
Merlyn: Also EYKIW is a good one
doctec: phil: re t-shirt slogan, yes definitely
Merlyn: I personally think that the more sayings that are available, the more shirts you'll sell
Phil Austin: Yeah, any more opinions about merle's upside down idea?
Dexter Fong: Phil: I'd say asing a group of Fireheads about an FST quote is guaranteed to get many different responses
Phil Austin: merl: yeah, I agree about eykiw
cease: that's a good one, phil
cease: would have to see the design
doctec: works for me - also, 'weirdly cool' would be good on a t-shirt
Phil Austin: merl: more the better. You've certainly got a point there
llanwydd: "Eat it Raw"
Dexter Fong: I'd like to see "Frank Gehry destroyed my building"
doctec: subvert the dominant paradigm
llanwydd: just kidding
doctec: 'we own the idea of now'
Phil Austin: cat: I'm kind of favoring Brian's flash style for the graphic look. combined with the Bruce Litz illustration
cease: what graphic with that, dex?
cease: aha
Phil Austin: dex: never thought of that one
Merlyn: Forward Into The Past
Merlyn: Back From The Shadows Again
Merlyn: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now
Merlyn: If You Push Something Hard Enough, It Will Fall Over
Merlyn: regnad kcin
Merlyn: Your Brain May No Longer Be The Boss
Merlyn: They're In EVERYBODY'S Eggs!
Dexter Fong: How about Nagasaki shortly after the war?
Phil Austin: doc: own the idea of now is new idea too
||||||||| 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 11:45 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| doctec enters at 11:46 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Merlyn: doc pressed the wrong thingy again
doctec: no, just trying to set up another browser for Lili
Phil Austin: Yeah, we own the idea of now would be applicable to all sorts of people, whether they new fst or not
cease: its just this little chromium switch here
cease: i agree
Phil Austin: I've lost control of spelling, sorry
Merlyn: Also "We Own the Idea of America" with an american flag and a [TM] by the flag
Dexter Fong: Phil: See what I mean...what about offering an approved list of FS quotes, maybe 20 or 30...maybe 40...say no more than 50
llanwydd: "More Sugar!" That's concise
Phil Austin: I read an article recently - scientific american maybe - about possible cheaper methods of refining chromium
Merlyn: Ossman is also looking into coffee cups
doctec: doom bot dust
Merlyn: oooh, "More Sugar!" on a coffee cup!
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Lili Lamont into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:48 PM, then departs.
llanwydd: With a picture of Castro
cease: switch those atoms!
Dexter Fong: Phil: Thank God..Real bumpers again, at last
Dexter Fong: Hi Lili
Phil Austin: merl: more sugar with coffee ... makes sense
cease: Don't bite your tires, bite this cup!
Phil Austin: hi, lil
Merlyn: yes, and bumper stickers. I'd like a BILL*VILLE sticker done in the WALL*DRUG bumper sticker style
cease: hey lili
cease: seasoned greetings to you and yours
Phil Austin: hey, bri: is the lock ten minutes fast?
Dexter Fong: Happy Boxing Day, Lili
Lili Lamont: Hi, guys. Doc is taking a bathroom and alcohol break.
Phil Austin: clock
Merlyn: yes, that's the system clock that doc & I can't fix
Phil Austin: carl clock, that tick
Lili Lamont: Thanks, Dex. Good to see you here, Phil.
Dexter Fong: Drinking in the John again eh?
Merlyn: the system guy resets the time every month or so, it gains a couple minutes a week
Phil Austin: hi, lil. I know, sometimes thursdays just get by me, but I try to be here as much as can be
Lili Lamont: Hi, Cat. I hope Vancouver is more temperate than Ottawa. I froze my ass off, or so I thought until I looked.
cease: much appreciated, phil.
Merlyn: I've pointed him to some scripts that call timeservers so it could auto-sync every night, but he hasn't done it.
cease: vancouver much colder than japan. had snow here for a few days
Dexter Fong: Cat: How about Sapporo, that's pretty cold
Lili Lamont: Well, Phil, the past few weeks I've been in Ottawa, including Thanksgiving, and I've been either working or just too trashed to even check in.
cease: body not used to this, but got good warm coat in japan
cease: no sapporo was surprisingly warm, as was everywhere in japan but yamagata, up in the mountains.
Merlyn: Phil, can the back of the Nick Danger shirt be "fixed"? It should have the letters themselves reversed, and all on one line for "Regnad Kcin"
Merlyn: or "regnaD kciN"
Dexter Fong: Cat: Many Japanese business men pray for cold weather, get Olympics again
Lili Lamont: AT least you could get decent sushi. I tried a place in Ottawa that was supposed to be good, and it was appallingly bad.
cease: pray or play?
Phil Austin: merl: I still haven't checked with mr. fish about the number of existing shirts, maybe we'll be making them newly
Lili Lamont: These are T- shirts? How can I get one?
Dexter Fong: Hey Joe! Who is a-play shortstop for New York Metloporitans, you so smart!
Merlyn: Ossman also said he's got a nice Mark Time clock
Merlyn: soon lili, not yet
cease: i just got a catalogue from zbs in the mail, phil. are they your reps now?
Phil Austin: cat: don't know what zbs is exactly
Merlyn: also Phil, I don't know if my flash art would show up well on a T-shirt, but I think the Mark Time cartoon versions would work well on a white coffee cup
Lili Lamont: Zbs?
Dexter Fong: Cut out zee BS
cease: zbs audio adventures. i know them from the Ruby series, didnt know they were a store until this catalogue appeared
doctec: gonna take a shower now - i'll leave things in lili's more than capable hands
cease: www.zbs.org
Phil Austin: cease: they probably are reselling lodestone stuff
cease: they have a page of firesign cds for sale
Dexter Fong: Doc: We know you're just going for another drink
llanwydd: nite doc
Phil Austin: cat: I'll take a look
cease: do you get paid from that?
Merlyn: tom lopez & co.
Phil Austin: in doc's wrld, the drink comes out of the shower
Dexter Fong: Hence the phrase, bending an elbow joint
Lili Lamont: No, really, he's taking a shower. He's having another drink, and making me another drink, and then he's going to clean up his physical act.
Merlyn: looks like ZBS has the new CDs and the laugh.com reissues
Dexter Fong: Put your shower on pulse, and do jello shots
Lili Lamont: Sounds disgusting, Dex. Strictly for kids.
Phil Austin: I've got to get blogging, good nite everyone
Dexter Fong: That's where kids come from?
Merlyn: nite phil
Phil Austin: thanks for the t-shirt advice
Dexter Fong: Goodnight Phil, very good to see you again
Lili Lamont: And my shower doesn't do pulse, unfortunately. But I've got lots of shower goodies, like loofahs and scrubs and more.
Phil Austin: nite, dex. nice to see you again too
Dexter Fong: Lili: Anything that requires batteries?
llanwydd: Goodnight Phil!
Phil Austin: and lil, nighty nite
Lili Lamont: Phil, I joined much too late. Good to see you afain, even if it was abbreviated.
cease: good night, phil
Lili Lamont: again
Phil Austin: night lllllllan
Lili Lamont: Good night, Phil.. And Doc says good night, also.
||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly..
llanwydd: hello I must be going. C U L necks weak.
Lili Lamont: Catherwood needs to have his clock fixed.
||||||||| At 12:01 AM, Phil Austin vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dexter Fong: Night Ilan
cease: by ll
||||||||| doctec rushes off, saying "12:01 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Lili Lamont: It looks like the crowd is evaporating. Cease, are you home for a while?
Merlyn: see you later, I'm going to do some flash stuff
Merlyn: see you later, I'm going to do some flash stuff
Merlyn: ah, echo...
Dexter Fong: 'ere's an echo in here
||||||||| Merlyn is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 12:03 AM.
cease: yes, thankfully lili.
cease: the trips were great but i need to just stay here for a long while. new house and all, eh
Lili Lamont: He repeats himself. He repeats himself.
cease: work on accrued footage
Dexter Fong: Merlyn's a flasher
Lili Lamont: I know the feeling. Even after only 4 weeks in Ottawa, I am so glad to be home for the holidays. Doc and I are going to get a tree, which I really didn't think we'd be able to do.
cease: on dasher, on flasher, on vixen
Dexter Fong: Crude Foot age, just after we descended from the trees
cease: good for the two of you, lili. trees smell great
Lili Lamont: Yep, I love the real ones.
Lili Lamont: And the cats love the ornaments.
Dexter Fong: heh
Dexter Fong: And when they swallow the tinsel, the cat box looks festive too
cease: we do indeed
Lili Lamont: Tinsel? I haven't done that in years. If you can't get the lead stuff, what's the point? We used to save it when we were kids.
Dexter Fong: A traditionalist eh?
cease: candles?
Dexter Fong: Do you put real candles on the tree?
cease: canned hell, on sale today. only $6.66
Lili Lamont: Yeah, in a lot of respects. Even for American Thanksgiving in Hamilton, I made corn bread for the stuffing, and baked the pies from scratch. No, no candles on the tree. But we didn't do that when I was young, say 40 or more years ago. Jeez Louise, I'm not THAT old.
Dexter Fong: Gimme 2
Lili Lamont: Pies?
cease: are squares
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: Well, I'm heading off at the past...see anybody next week
Lili Lamont: We're all out of hell.
cease: off we go
Dexter Fong: Good to see you again Lili
Dexter Fong: Night Cat
cease: all the best to your daughter, lili
Dexter Fong: Yes, from me too
Lili Lamont: I think it's time for me to draw the curtain, also. Good to see you, Dex. Thanks, Cease and Dex. I spoke with her this evening and she is doing well and wants Doc and me to come up for Christmas. I have to talk Doc into that.
Lili Lamont: So goodnight, gentlemen. And we may talk next week.
||||||||| "Hey Lili Lamont!" ... Lili Lamont turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:14 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

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Phil Austin
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Lili Lamont
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Shoes For Yämamøto
Tarface Pork
Woody One
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