A Firesign Chat


||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for January 01, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 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 steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Bone-E-Boi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:54 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
||||||||| 9:55 PM: Merlyn jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Merlyn: The system clock is ahead an hour...
Merlyn: ...so I've actually been listening for no time at all!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| The Yämamøto Method enters at 10:01 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
The Yämamøto Method: Wow, Let's do the Time Warp again!
Merlyn: hey yammi, you're a method actor now?
The Yämamøto Method: An actor? Sure
Bone-E-Boi: What's my motivation?
Merlyn: a small paycheck
Merlyn: johnny paycheck
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dexter Fongt', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:03 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
The Yämamøto Method: I'm chasing you with a large strange and scary vegetable
Merlyn: typo fongt
Dexter Fongt: OI Spelled my name wrong
The Yämamøto Method: Fongt up, I say
Bone-E-Boi: And the vegetable's name is Michael.
Dexter Fongt: Hi Merl, Yam, B-E-B
The Yämamøto Method: oi
Merlyn: the mirror fong't from side to side
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:04 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
cease: bone, dex, merl, yam
The Yämamøto Method: y
The Yämamøto Method: oi
Dexter Fongt: Hiya Cat
Bone-E-Boi: 2 much Nancy.
The Yämamøto Method: and meow
The Yämamøto Method: The clock fongt ten at nine
The Yämamøto Method: 25 or 6 to 4
Dexter Fongt: Jeeze Cather is *way* ahead of himself
The Yämamøto Method: He's been mucking about in the meth lab again
cease: those clocks sure are forgetful
The Yämamøto Method: What? I forgot
||||||||| "10:06 PM? 10:06 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bunnyboy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bunnyboy enters and sits on the couch.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fongt: Hiyah BB
Bunnyboy: aha! The early bird, for once.
The Yämamøto Method: That's whatcha get going on the cheap. Goddam Nigerian Uranium
Bunnyboy: Happy 2004
Merlyn: it's got slow neutrons
The Yämamøto Method: Chure, main! Got any POT?
||||||||| llanwydd waltzes in at 10:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fongt: Thanks Bun and back to you, the Bunette, the Bunnykins and various animules
cease: hi bunnies
The Yämamøto Method: oi all again
Dexter Fongt: Hi Ilan
cease: llan
llanwydd: have-a-clue year, folks!
Bunnyboy: Don't forget Henry, the Cute Cavllier!
The Yämamøto Method: A rabbit? I'll have to take this down to hindquarters for cycle-ananlysis
Bunnyboy: lo Ilan
Bunnyboy: Roto programmed for FEMALE defense!
Bunnyboy: Start voting NOW!
The Yämamøto Method: And learn to spel for a spell
cease: fee nails?
llanwydd: I might be buying a Cavalier. Well used
Dexter Fongt: Cat: Penny Dreadfuls
The Yämamøto Method: Who do I vote for this Time? Nixon?
Bunnyboy: oops. Right you are, Yam. Cavalier!
cease: were they out of Roundheads?
Bone-E-Boi: Dexter Fongt; the bozos be plonked.
llanwydd: might as well vote for Nixon
The Yämamøto Method: Caveliers are ok
Bunnyboy: Is car or dog?
Bunnyboy: Mine's a mutt.
Dexter Fongt: BEB: How you like my hair, it be Conked
The Yämamøto Method: I like voting for Nixon, done it many a time
Bunnyboy: And a purebred one, at that.
llanwydd: car or dog! LOL
Bone-E-Boi: You may be in need of Urgent Care.
Bunnyboy: Mojo's running?
The Yämamøto Method: My car's a dog. 160k so far
Dexter Fongt: TKC, BEB
Dexter Fongt: or TLC
cease: my dog's big enough to be a car
llanwydd: Cavalier Canem
The Yämamøto Method: Just posted the results of petrol wastage
Dexter Fongt: Fill me up with some Stormy Petrol
The Yämamøto Method: They fight for petrol, and I waste it, It's the American way, mostly
Bunnyboy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is Henry Dog, AKA Hambone.
The Yämamøto Method throws a hambone inb his pot o beans
cease: the first of the oil wars again
llanwydd: My parents have a dog named Stormy. But he doesn't run on gas
Dexter Fongt: The OI wars?
The Yämamøto Method: OI!
Dexter Fongt: Incoming OI
The Yämamøto Method: LL does he have gas?
Bunnyboy: Bunnette surprised me with a 7.1 speaker system for my studio. It was literally the furthest thing from my mind, but WOW it kicks!
Dexter Fongt: Maybe he's a fox
llanwydd: are we talking Stephen King here? Oi the bumbler?
The Yämamøto Method: I had a dog called Stormy Monday, but tuesday's just as bad
Bunnyboy: I gotta go make some Hoppin' John here, shortly. Mmm-MMM...
cease: good for you, bun
The Yämamøto Method: 7.1 speakers? That's metaphysically absurd
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 10:15 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
cease: almand brothers did the definitive version of that
llanwydd: Wednesday's full of sorrow
The Yämamøto Method: E!
cease: hey el
Dexter Fongt: Hi Elayne
Elayne: Evenin' all, and happy 2004!
Bunnyboy: lo Elayne!
llanwydd: evenin E
The Yämamøto Method: Well Ll, Llucky for us, it's thursday
The Yämamøto Method: Oi E!
Dexter Fongt: We got far to go
Bunnyboy: Yam: Actually, for my setup, it upmixes 5.1 channels to 7.1.
The Yämamøto Method: aha
llanwydd: so so sad
Elayne: This is the year of the Grand April Fool's Day Moving Party!
The Yämamøto Method: I have 1.0 speakers
Elayne: Actually it'll probably be on April 3, that's a Saturday, so mark your calendars.
The Yämamøto Method: ok
Dexter Fongt: E: Found a new place?
Bunnyboy: Yam: What, a transistor radio?
cease: they're marked, or marxed
Elayne: Oh, not nearly, Dex, but we're out of here sometime in April, so I'm just planning ahead.
Elayne: I want to have a packing party. :)
The Yämamøto Method: Mine are always marxed
The Yämamøto Method: ha, exploiting the labour of the masses
The Yämamøto Method: can't fool me
Bone-E-Boi: Coming up... Neural Network presents my distorted recollections of the 1968 Rose Parade... in real time and 3D... check your local listings for system requirements. 128MB or greater video card recomended.
Elayne: Actually, a packing-and-giving-stuff-away party.
Elayne: Depends on the size of the new apartment we find, I guess.
The Yämamøto Method: oops free stuff?
Bunnyboy: For anyone who was dumb like me, the .1 in 5.1 surround sound is the beeg honking subwoofer.
The Yämamøto Method: I dig free stuff
Elayne: Oh yeah, I'll probably get rid of all my old VHS tapes.
cease: yeah, what's a rose parade without the firesign theatre doing ommentary?
The Yämamøto Method: oh
Elayne: And the holders they come in.
Bunnyboy: Of course, no one can be dumb like me...
Elayne: And lots of other stuff, maybe our dining room furniture, stuff like that.
The Yämamøto Method: Not much use to me, those :)
Elayne: Like I said, it'll depend on the size of the new place.
Dexter Fongt: Cat: The Rose parade with the Credibility Gap doing the commentary?
Bone-E-Boi: They haven't worked all of the bugs out yet... That appears to be a nightmare I had after eating three chili dogs at Pup N Taco.
llanwydd ) :P :roll Just want to see if I can do Moto Kons here
Elayne: Oh, you'd be surprised, Yam. They might fetch a lot on eBay. :)
cease: i remember that but it was 30 years ago or so.
The Yämamøto Method: You moving into a bachs elayne?
cease: firesign just a few years back
Elayne: I hope not, Yam, but we have a LOT of room in this place so I'm not sure we'll have as much wherever we move to.
Bunnyboy: Elayne: What kinda packrat are ya? Save the rarer VHS stuff for future DVD archiving!
The Yämamøto Method: True enough
Bone-E-Boi: The floats aren't meant to be festooned with meat.
The Yämamøto Method: I live in a small place
Elayne: Ideally I'd love to live in the Chelsea area of Manhattan but if we moved there it WOULD be a box, we couldn't afford anything larger.
Elayne: Oop, be right back, the Christmas pud is ready...
Dexter Fongt: ...and now here's the Mad Cow Float...looks like a downer to me Bob...
Merlyn: we're not interested in your personal life, E
cease: we have to be our own firesign theatre
llanwydd: xmas puddy tat?
The Yämamøto Method: or what his name is
Bone-E-Boi: Fongt: eird l ankovic ore an ikely...
The Yämamøto Method: Xmas Pud, the gif that keeps on giving
Dexter Fongt: ..or where you put your emoticons
Bone-E-Boi: Looks like a whole lot of vaporware to me.
The Yämamøto Method: Don't get steamed over it
cease: that's what the broccoli told me
Bone-E-Boi: Actually, Weird Al worked with fish. In that movie...
llanwydd: Sure was good to see Phil last week. Bet he really tied one on.
Dexter Fongt: Ilan: Phil was here Xmas Day?
cease: that he would interupt his partying to chat with us was...surreal
The Yämamøto Method: Sounded like it, all that glass clinking n'at
llanwydd: sure was
Dexter Fongt: Very nice, sorry I missed it
cease: he was here for hours
The Yämamøto Method: Well, the surreal we do right away, the real takes a little longer
The Yämamøto Method: Yeah
The Yämamøto Method: Even with ME here
Dexter Fongt: Damn right Yam
Bunnyboy: I gotta be Hoppin' John boy now. Have a wonderful evening, y'all.
Dexter Fongt: Night Bunny
cease: you too bunny
The Yämamøto Method: Talk about surreal, Two of our drivers crapped out this week. Our salesperson was shagging oxygen tanks and driving a van, She's a tiny lady...
Bone-E-Boi: Someone tell Catherword to stop tweaking the damn clock.
The Yämamøto Method: Nite already Bun
Bone-E-Boi: Catherword?
Bone-E-Boi: Nite.
cease: dontr crush that dwarf
Merlyn: nite bb
||||||||| At 10:27 PM, Bunnyboy runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
llanwydd: not a catherword from you, young man!
The Yämamøto Method: Dwarf Crushing is illegal in NY
||||||||| Catherwood escorts klokwkdog-2004! in through the front door at 10:28 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dexter Fongt: How about a Giant Crusher?
The Yämamøto Method: you get 5 to 10 for that
Dexter Fongt: Hey Klok
Bone-E-Boi: Dildoes are illegal in Texas.
The Yämamøto Method: at the 5 and 10
klokwkdog-2004!: hapi new year! everyone watch the possum drop last nite?
The Yämamøto Method: Bone: Why is Bush allowed to live there then?
Merlyn: arrest the texas legislature
Bone-E-Boi: Unless they're sold as vibrators. How retro.
llanwydd: there's a bar in my town that has dwarf crushing contests once a month
cease: hi klok
The Yämamøto Method: oi Klok
Bone-E-Boi: Bush is marketed as a vibrator, obviously.
Dexter Fongt: or an artificial pickle
The Yämamøto Method: That's a concept beyond sick
Dexter Fongt: Nothin's beyond sick, maam
Bone-E-Boi: Why do such a high percentage of women in Texas suffer from chronic back pain?
The Yämamøto Method: dunno, why?
klokwkdog-2004!: so Cat, this International Conglomeratrix or whatever it is that just bought Mongolia; it's located in Vancouver? Wasn't that fake gold mining company in Indonesia HQ'd in Canada somewhere, too?
cease: bre-ex, yes
The Yämamøto Method: There'
The Yämamøto Method: s $$$ in Fake Gold!
cease: didnt hear the mongolian story, klok
klokwkdog-2004!: the one where the CED "accidentally" fell out of a helicopter when things got dicey?
klokwkdog-2004!: well, i sent it to you this AM...
llanwydd: I here a mouse above my ceiling. I thought it was supposed to be insulated. What to do.
The Yämamøto Method: But now it's FM
klokwkdog-2004!: it was http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/01/business/worldbusiness/01ivanhoe.html Cat
The Yämamøto Method: and will be XM later
Dexter Fongt: XM...MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm
The Yämamøto Method: BM if ya eat too many green apples
klokwkdog-2004!: Ilan: glue trap. Peanut butter
The Yämamøto Method sends klok a cat
The Yämamøto Method: orr llan
Dexter Fongt: Yam: For trans-shipment to Ilan?
The Yämamøto Method: Doesn't matter, theres lots more where they come from
cease: a yes friedland. i know someone who knows him
klokwkdog-2004!: yeah, it throws off customs, Dex
Dexter Fongt: A cat for everyone, and everyone for Cat
llanwydd: glue trap? not familiar
Bone-E-Boi: Being forced to market dildoes as back massagers is a pain in the...
The Yämamøto Method: Damn archaic customs, superstition an boogity-boo
klokwkdog-2004!: there's a crackdown on enhanced animals coming in from Canada these days
cease: chemically enhanced?
Dexter Fongt: That's a downer, Klok
klokwkdog-2004!: very simple Ilan. They are in grocery stores. the mice run across them and never run again
The Yämamøto Method: Damn, that'll hold up my Pushme-Pullyu I ordered from Toronto
llanwydd: I'm sure enhanced animals are the best kind
The Yämamøto Method: 3 legged chickens for example
cease: from Doolittle Co?
cease: a fine subidiary of US Plus
Bone-E-Boi: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/12/16/SEXTOYS.TMP
klokwkdog-2004!: well, Cat, I don't know how they do it. stem cells or whatever, but we've had enough problem with the Pit Bulls already that we don't need alley cats filching social security checques out of mailboxen
The Yämamøto Method: They don't do much at all, Nobody's workin
llanwydd: do they have pink sea snails?
The Yämamøto Method: Only if you drop acid
The Yämamøto Method: Mailboxen?
The Yämamøto Method: ach du lieber!
klokwkdog-2004!: Ilan - I think they have any colour you want, but there's a kind of large minimum order on the lower orders type stuff
cease: just finished a book of huxley's essays and letters on altered states today
cease: have to re-read island again
The Yämamøto Method: Das alle-katten snaggen das cheques auf dem mailboxen!
klokwkdog-2004!: Yam: Vax ->Vaxen. Mailbox->Mailboxes. Fox->Vixen (it's OK, it was a Grimm shift)
Dexter Fongt: We must sned alles dem Katzen to sedatenland
klokwkdog-2004!: Ein Volk!
Dexter Fongt: send
cease: lands get dates?
Merlyn: and jammerland
Dexter Fongt: Ein Wagon
The Yämamøto Method: Okay, I was just having a little germaine fun
Dexter Fongt: Das Beatles
llanwydd: und die katze kashen das czech at die kitty bank
klokwkdog-2004!: Saddam cut them all down, Cat, during the war with Iran. It's horrible
cease: Greer, Admiral?
The Yämamøto Method: No dates for our boys in Iraq. That'll hurt the war bride industry
Dexter Fongt: Don' make a Greer out of it Admirable
klokwkdog-2004!: great white fleet!
cease: sangria? good stuff
The Yämamøto Method: Honkies in boats?
klokwkdog-2004!: nah, not good for stockings
Dexter Fongt: sangria = out of gria
klokwkdog-2004!: no, Teddy's, Yam
klokwkdog-2004!: yes, we have no bananas?
The Yämamøto Method: Gria didn't dig it, either
Dexter Fongt: I a gria
The Yämamøto Method: Teddys? I can't bear that
klokwkdog-2004!: LOL
Bone-E-Boi: brb
llanwydd: a honky in a boat is vanilla ice cream in a hollowed out mango
cease: longoria? he's not here now
Dexter Fongt: You cannot train a Teddyboy..they park their scooters where ever they want
klokwkdog-2004!: Gad, Ilan, you're sounding like an IQ test. I'm having trouble dealing with complex sentences
Dexter Fongt: and complete sentences
The Yämamøto Method: What is the sound of one IQ testing?
Elayne: Back!
cease: 10 years to life, in a maze?
The Yämamøto Method: Front!
Elayne: That was damn fine plum pudding...
klokwkdog-2004!: in fact, I'm having trouble dealing, period...
Dexter Fongt: Elayne shouting "Back"!
llanwydd: didn't think it was so complex
cease: four years to half life?
cease: hi el again
The Yämamøto Method: Klock, you gotta get better dope
klokwkdog-2004!: it's a perception problem, Ilan
Dexter Fongt: Klok: If you put your thumb on the top card....
llanwydd: did you make hard sauce for it, E?
klokwkdog-2004!: kwd bought a big Budweiser and is slowly consuming it as we typ
The Yämamøto Method: This is getting saucy indeed
Dexter Fongt: e
cease: big? a friend came over with a bottle of heinekins almost as big as our dog
Elayne: No Llan. Hang on...
klokwkdog-2004!: so that pudding is plum gone?
The Yämamøto Method is drinking a gallon of OJ
Elayne: Sorry, the cats were fighting. No, we had cream with it. I found a place that actually sells Devon cream.
cease: was it the best pudding in the world, el?
llanwydd: perception problem still hanging over from New Year's Eve?
Elayne: No Cat, but God bless us everyone anyway. :)
The Yämamøto Method: Catfight!
cease: isnt that what tiny tim says?
klokwkdog-2004!: not that big Cat, but i fell off my alky wagon last week (ice cream for xmas does not go well with beer), so have a couple of bottles to make up for. this one is, hmm, 22 oz. not so big
Dexter Fongt: Yes Cat
The Yämamøto Method: Yes
llanwydd: I've had Devonshire cream when I was in England
cease: every time i watch that as we did last xmas eve, i keep expecting mrs peel to show up and start flirting with steed
Elayne: It's great, Llan. Rob's very happy we were able to find it, now I'll have to start buying more berries. :)
Elayne: Rob even found Old Speckled Hen at the place where we found the cream.
The Yämamøto Method is not a sophisticate gourmet
Elayne: He can't believe it comes in cans. I've never even seen it in this country, bottled or otherwise.
Dexter Fongt: Elayne: Did he find Spotted Dick?
Elayne: No.
llanwydd: Yeah, it's supposed to go on scones with strawberry or blackcurrant jam.
Elayne: But we weren't looking. :)
Dexter Fongt: Thank God
The Yämamøto Method: Not to mention I have a dislike of dairy products
Elayne: We have some mince pies left over, I wonder if the cream would go well on them.
Dexter Fongt: Lactose Intolerant? Yam?
The Yämamøto Method: no
The Yämamøto Method: I don't care for dairy products, I only eat cheese andthat rarely
The Yämamøto Method: Milk gives me the Heebie Jeebies
klokwkdog-2004!: or some Colman's mustard...
Dexter Fongt: Mustard on Mince Pie?
Elayne: Oh, I use Colman's a lot in our cooking.
The Yämamøto Method: Mustard on mice pies?
klokwkdog-2004!: it can only help, Dex ;-)
Elayne: Rob spent 36 years in Britain, I try to have as many British products as possible in the house.
Dexter Fongt: Well, me personally, I *like* mince pie
klokwkdog-2004!: I think at this point, Princess Anne is available, E
The Yämamøto Method: Beatles, Rolling stones, The Who
klokwkdog-2004!: the same dog attacked one of the servants this weekend...
Elayne: Galaxy's just redesigned their packaging, fortunately the chocolate is just as great...
Dexter Fongt: Vegamite
Elayne: See, I keep up. :)
Elayne: No, Vegemite is Aussie. It's Marmite that's the British one.
The Yämamøto Method: Vegimite is OZ, not GB
klokwkdog-2004!: Yea Vegemite and Marmite!!
Elayne: And Marmite is disgusting, but I buy it for him anyway.
Dexter Fongt: Keep it up Elayne
cease: just reminded me. a show on george harrison will be on kcrw in a few minutes
llanwydd: Tea and scones with clotted cream and jam is a traditional English late night snack. They call it a cream tea>
The Yämamøto Method: Vegimite's no treat, either
Elayne: Llan, Rob says it's not late-night, it's a teatime thing.
klokwkdog-2004!: if you don't eat Vegemite or Marmite regularly before 10 yrs. it's almost impossible to tolerate
Elayne: But then, he eats cereal at night. :) Maybe Weetabix is the traditional late-night snack. :)
Dexter Fongt: Elayne: Tell Rob it's the time zone thing
The Yämamøto Method: I tried it once
llanwydd: I'll bet Rob likes steak and kidney pie. I certainly do.
Dexter Fongt: I'm ploughed to have a ploughman's lunch
Elayne: He says yes, Llan, but he hasn't eaten it for a long time, ever since the mad cow thing started in England.
Elayne: He also likes steak & kidney pudding.
The Yämamøto Method: I teat evil things, but certain organs are just not in my diet echh
llanwydd: I ate a lot of Wheetabix in England but I think it's Canadian
The Yämamøto Method: eh?
klokwkdog-2004!: I think the cows are not mad at him any more, E
Elayne: If you buy it here, it's Canadian, but I believe it originated in England.
Dexter Fongt: That's right Klok: The 100 years war against the cows is over
Elayne: I dunno, aren't we still having that war against the cows?
The Yämamøto Method: You can buy a mad cow?
klokwkdog-2004!: buy American beef! you won't get better!
Elayne: Rob says that as far as he know the cows were only ever slightly perturbed by him.
The Yämamøto Method: No you won't
Dexter Fongt: Klok =)
The Yämamøto Method does niot eat beef, either
Elayne: Rob wants to know if we should blame Cat for all this mad cow thing in the US now. I said on my weblog that we should blame Celine Dion this time.
klokwkdog-2004!: Dex - it's OK as long as you use it before the go-mad-by date on the pkg.
The Yämamøto Method: Celine Dion is definitely at fault
klokwkdog-2004!: sheesh, what ignorant claptrap. it's obviously the fault of Saddam Hussein
Elayne: There's a mad cow if ever I saw one!
Dexter Fongt toddles away for a refill
The Yämamøto Method: With a cheesy mustache
Elayne: Celine Dion has a cheesy moustache?
klokwkdog-2004!: it's too bad that John Tesh didn't marry Celine Dion...
cease: the smart homer simpson is on
klokwkdog-2004!: huh?
The Yämamøto Method: eh?
cease: a crayon in the brain makes homer smart
cease: or having it removed
The Yämamøto Method: Do I want to know?
cease: gets dumb again with recrayonization
Dexter Fongt is refilled
klokwkdog-2004!: oh, this is some episode based on Charlie
The Yämamøto Method does not what to know
cease: right
The Yämamøto Method will wait for the book
klokwkdog-2004!: you're bloody well right
llanwydd: I'm back. It was just somebody telling me to increase my testosterone.
The Yämamøto Method: Get a hairlift
klokwkdog-2004!: book is out of print, Yam. unless you mean the musical...
||||||||| Dave! enters at 11:00 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Dexter Fongt: And did you?
The Yämamøto Method: Clean up armenia
Dexter Fongt: Hey Dave
Dave!: all hail, HAPPY YEAR!, and so it goes
The Yämamøto Method: oi
klokwkdog-2004!: hi Dave
||||||||| "Hey The Yämamøto Method!" ... The Yämamøto Method turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:00 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
llanwydd: hey dave!
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:00 PM and late as usual, it's The Yämamøto Method, just back from Billville."
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: is what what george sounded like at the end of his life?
cease: or his this someone doing his song?
cease: hi dave
The Yämamøto Method: Ha, didn't get defenestrated this time
llanwydd: george tirebiter?
Dave!: is Catherwood still off? I've got so many clocks it's hard to remember which is correct
The Yämamøto Method: George Bush?
cease: harrison, on kcrw
Merlyn: yes, catherwood is off an hour
klokwkdog-2004! fires up Winamp for MP3 stream. dunno Cat -- or is it bunch of Harrison tributes?
cease: oh, the performance for him last year
The Yämamøto Method: oh
||||||||| Dexter Fongt walks away to The Portrait Gallery.
cease: interviews, songs
||||||||| Dexter Fongt walks in and says "It's 11:02 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
The Yämamøto Method kinda doesn't listen too much to that sorta music
klokwkdog-2004!: he finally gets the time sync'ed and drops an hour; can't someone clue him about NTP servers?
llanwydd: going to make me a cough of cuppee. brb
cease: i havent since the 60s
The Yämamøto Method: Me neither
cease: i think it was eric idle who had that story about clapton what was so good
The Yämamøto Method: I like 60's music
The Yämamøto Method: 1860's 1760's...
Dexter Fongt: 6060 or fight
cease: no it was harry shearer on Le Show
The Yämamøto Method: Fighting's out of style
The Yämamøto Method: Greed is where the fair's at
klokwkdog-2004! has been listening to Tower of Song. nothing like Trisha Yearwood doing "Coming Back to You"...
Dave!: greed in the american personage, you bet
The Yämamøto Method is so far out of the mainstream, he frequentl feels lost
The Yämamøto Method: Dave our greed is the best!
klokwkdog-2004!: yam - you may be in a backwater, but you won't get thrown over the waterfall...
The Yämamøto Method: Don't you forget it!
The Yämamøto Method: I dunno about backwater, perhaps a different bay
cease: i loved sweetwater
klokwkdog-2004! has switched to KCRW's "music" feed...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Rotonoto into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:08 PM, then departs.
cease: an la group from the beatles era
Dave!: not according to race, religion, or greed will we go and attack another man's property
klokwkdog-2004!: HI ROTO!!!
cease: hi roto
Rotonoto: hi bri, hi all
Dexter Fongt: Oh Roto, like New Years Ball...you drop in on us
cease: happy new calendar
The Yämamøto Method: well, I'm tired, so later all
Rotonoto: indeed! made it thru another one
||||||||| 11:09 PM -- The Yämamøto Method left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: by yam
klokwkdog-2004!: yeah, the year of the New American Century
Dexter Fongt: Night Yam, Happy days
Rotonoto: the Yamamoto Method must be tiring, eh?
Elayne: Hey Roto!
Merlyn: hi roto
Rotonoto: nice to find this venue so well populated by elated new years revelers
llanwydd: Did anyone go to the Doll Drop?
cease: lose one japanese name, gain another
klokwkdog-2004! is reminded of the nut rap in the background of Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada, ah, to be a citizen of the American Empire
llanwydd: I dropped in on a doll
klokwkdog-2004!: no Ilan -- wanted to watch the Possum Drop, but not on any TV channel I could get
Rotonoto: so anyone hear from citizen Ken on vacation recently? completely dropped off the map
klokwkdog-2004!: yes, silent, Dex
cease: indeed
klokwkdog-2004!: hope he's OK. hope he's having fun in the sun, but probably spending much time with family
Dave!: Ken's in Fla
Rotonoto: communiques from Senor Comandante Ken, anyone?
Rotonoto: yep, knew the Fl part
cease: not i
klokwkdog-2004!: not me
Elayne: Not in awhile.
klokwkdog-2004!: think he has important things to do; we'll hear all about it later
Rotonoto: boy, keeping a low profile! must be enjoying himself too much
Dexter Fongt: Or maybe just no internet access
llanwydd: I may be going to FL in February. My parents live there
cease: yeah that's what happened to me in japan and most of the time in europe
Rotonoto: ack! phfffthhh! no internet? perish the thought!
Rotonoto: (or are thoughts non-perishable?)
klokwkdog-2004!: I was looking for the email Ken forwarded from Connie this week. It was 11 May 2002, and I thought we might have a special chat the following Thur. this May...
klokwkdog-2004!: celebrate Lew
cease: oh wow
Elayne: That's a lovely idea, Klok.
Rotonoto: bless brother Lew, the friendly and much-missed face of the FST when I found this merry group years ago
klokwkdog-2004!: He certainly had a fine resource on his site.
cease: all those beatle refs in old firesign records are coming back to me
cease: bergman wanted to start the beatles of comedy. he succeeded
klokwkdog-2004!: I'm sure he would be tickled that Tim Berners-Lee got knighted this week
cease: it is missed
Rotonoto: In a very real sense, he did...
cease: indeed
klokwkdog-2004!: i thought they were very well-done and muted, Cat
Rotonoto: their one failure an actual success- did not succumb to the least common renominator in order to become 'universal'
Rotonoto: and that's not an actual failure, in my book
klokwkdog-2004!: yet all those early albums are soaked in the culture of the time and that makes the guys stay away from topical humor now, I think
cease: indeed, klok
cease: lbj jokes dont make it anymore
klokwkdog-2004!: oooh, they are doing a repeat of "Basement Tracks" on all-music. I like better than Harrison; sorry. ;-)
Merlyn: but we still have bj jokes
llanwydd: Beatles of comedy? I don't think so. The Beatles were highly commercial
cease: true
cease: but that was bergman's ambition in london in 65 or whenever it was
cease: he talks about it in one of the interviews
klokwkdog-2004!: After Tommy Thompson died, I read a member's history of the Red Clay Ramblers.
Rotonoto: hey- I live in a red brick rambler
klokwkdog-2004!: And he said well, yes, they were making great music and having a great time, but they weren't making any money!
klokwkdog-2004!: o my gawd, do you hear this "Star Spangled Banner" + "Flinstones" fusion? ROFL!
klokwkdog-2004!: i think FST kind of came to that watershed in the '80s
llanwydd: It was fascinating to me when I found out that Bergman actually started the Firesign Theatre. And that he had worked with Spike Milligan before that. Because he played so many lamebrained characters, it just stuck in my mind that he was the dumb one of the four.
cease: there is no dumb one
Rotonoto: pretty versatile 'dumb guy', eh?
klokwkdog-2004!: this is absolutely insane music -- I love it!
Elayne: No, Peter's the dummy. He's always the dummy.
Elayne: (Sorry, "Head" reference, nobody'll get that.)
klokwkdog-2004!: ;-)
llanwydd: Now I know good acting when I see it. Or hear it.
Merlyn: URL, kwd
llanwydd: I saw Head
klokwkdog-2004!: www.KCRW.org. all-music stream -- take your pick of format based on what you got to play
cease: i saw it a long time ago
Elayne: Okay, that was from the scene in the commisary with Tork and Mickey.
Elayne: And Peter reminds him that "I'm always the dumb one" before he punches out the woman who turns out to be a "man, baby!" (Or was that Austin Powers?)
Elayne: I've seen Head about a dozen times. It's one of my favorite movies.
llanwydd: I love the first song in the movie
Elayne: Everyone says it's too surreal and they don't get it, but it's really just all about television.
llanwydd: but the movie was pretty senseless
cease: i'll have to see it again
Elayne: Very similar to how Dwarf is all about one man's life in movies.
Elayne: No no, it absolutely makes perfect sense.
klokwkdog-2004!: didn't Bergman also work with Stoppard for awhile?
Merlyn: I've always wanted it on a double bill with "My Left Foot"
Elayne: You have to pay attention to Peter's speech when they're trapped in the box.
Elayne: And Mickey's response. :)
cease: didnt they both do plays in berlin or edinburough?
Dexter Fongt: Elayne: Is that 3-finger Mickey?
Elayne: Basically, there's no difference between the real and the vividly imagined.
Bone-E-Boi: I missed everything. What a mess.
klokwkdog-2004!: ah, the Flintstones thing was Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Montreaux 1985
Elayne: It's absolutely the equivalent of what Dwarf does. Firesign fans should get it right off the bat.
Elayne: TV is what many people think reality is. That's the point of the movie.
cease: i'll drive overtown to the good video store and rent it, when the snow melts el
Dave!: uhoh Elane, what's this? I missed it
Elayne: See, y'all have to sit and watch it with me, and I'll explain it all. :)
Elayne: The movie "Head," Dave.
llanwydd: that's a cool thought about reality and imagination, Elayne
klokwkdog-2004!: oh, phooey! KCRW is on autopilot and they switched all-music to same feed as simulcast at 10:30. Darn.
Elayne: It's certainly not a perfect movie, it's way too disjointed, but they could get away with that format because of the subject matter.
Elayne: Llan, it's in the movie. It's there about a half dozen times.
Dave!: is it visual?
Bone-E-Boi: You can buy Head from Rhino. I did.
Bone-E-Boi: It's electric.
cease: sounds painful
klokwkdog-2004!: produced by Jack Nicholson??
Bone-E-Boi: I must flee.
llanwydd: I guess I couldn't make the connection to Dwarf because it was the Monkees
cease: i thought he wrote it
Bone-E-Boi: I've gone over my quota for Firesign cliches.
cease: i remember zappa was in it
cease: by bone
klokwkdog-2004!: the chat will get fined!
Rotonoto: nite Cap't Cliche :o)
Bone-E-Boi: Co-authored it with director Bob Rafelson. Better known for Five Easy Pieces.
klokwkdog-2004!: Terry Garr was in it
cease: the reunited pythons are being hilarious
Bone-E-Boi: Sonny Liston was in it.
cease: in this great albert hall
klokwkdog-2004!: i hate to say this, but i'd really rather they did the Queen tribute than the Harrison tribute
Elayne: Yeah, lots of cameos. Heck, even Toni Basil is in it. :)
Bone-E-Boi: Annette Funicello was in iti.
llanwydd: Python's back together????!!!!!!!!!!
cease: that was hilairous
klokwkdog-2004!: but not Troy Donahue
Elayne: No, Python's not back together. Check out Idle's tour log.
Dexter Fongt: Dusty Springfiled wa in it
Elayne: Hang on, I'll get the URL.
Rotonoto: they just caught a 940 pound python in Indonesia
Bone-E-Boi: Yeah, she choreographed the dance scene. Which was followed by Frank Zappa and a cow.
klokwkdog-2004!: no, this is tribute concert for Harrison on KCRW, Ilan
Bone-E-Boi: A talking cow.
Dexter Fongt: Roto: Read about that...Jeeze!!
Rotonoto: yeah, they interviewed the cow
cease: just for this harriison thing, el
Elayne: http://pythonline.com/eric_idle.html
klokwkdog-2004!: I think someone force-fed it for the publicity, Roto ;-)
cease: lumberjack was one of george's faves
Rotonoto: 4 small dogs per week, Dex :o)
Elayne: That was a year ago, Cat, if it's what you're thinking.
Elayne: Palin, Idle, and the two Terrys.
cease: yes
Dexter Fongt: Klok: OVer 50 feet long
cease: i'm listening to it now on kcrw
klokwkdog-2004!: yeah, somebody sent me the pixture
Elayne: Idle talks about it on the tour log. He has a lot of really nice reminiscences about George.
Elayne: The DVD of that concert is wonderful.
Bone-E-Boi: Victor Mature was in it.
Rotonoto: boy am I ever glad I never have snake nightmares
klokwkdog-2004!: www.kcrw.org
Rotonoto: think of how many expensive shoes they can make from that critter
klokwkdog-2004!: I'm not getting into it, E...
Merlyn: I talked a bit to Eric Idle after he played here, about FT
Rotonoto: use proceeds to benefit locak dog and cat rescue society
cease: he knew them?
Merlyn: he's met proctor & bergman
cease: did they hang out?
cease: here comes the son, how fitting
Merlyn: not really; he met them, and Phil Austin said he met Idle at a party once
cease: oh right, he mentioned it in chat
Dexter Fongt: ..followed closely by the Holy Ghost, outlines beautifully in Vanda Orchids
cease: that would have been the party to attend
klokwkdog-2004!: snake: http://www.wftv.com/news/2732086/detail.html#
llanwydd: eric came pretty close to me. Burlington, VT. I'm just across the lake in the Adirondacks of NYS
Bone-E-Boi: Bob Rafelson also directed Jack Nicholson in The King of Marvin Gardens and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Elayne: Yikes, Klok! I'd blog about that but I can't get into my edit program at the moment...
Dexter Fongt: King one of my all time favorite movies.
klokwkdog-2004!: along with snake, look at photo #5, 125-year-old fruitcake. Morgan Ford poses at his home in Tecumseh, Mich. with his family's 125-year-old fruitcake, baked by Ford's great-grandmother Fidelia Bates.
Dexter Fongt: Nicholsons's character always brought to ming Jean Sheppard somehow
Bone-E-Boi: His first credits were directing episodes of The Monkees teevee show. Lately he's been directing erotic porn.
Rotonoto: oh, it's only 3-4 dogs per month- whew!
Dexter Fongt: Fidelia Bates, mother of Norman?
klokwkdog-2004!: E - you can never have too many computers online! They also help heat this room so I can keep rest of house at 58F
Bone-E-Boi: From the Monkees to porn with classic Nicholson sandwiched in between. Quite a career.
Elayne: It's not a computer problem, Klok, it's a Blogger problem, their servers aren't working correctly at the moment.
klokwkdog-2004!: was reading Ebert's review of Caligula. Bad move and bad porn...
Bone-E-Boi: Isn't blogger's server named HAL?
||||||||| 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 Incorrect disembarks at 11:45 PM.
klokwkdog-2004!: oh, well, never mind then, E ;-)
Rotonoto: a movie I never missed missing
cease: i'd rather read vidal's essays
Dexter Fongt: Ist nicht Incorrecteidt!!!
klokwkdog-2004!: B-e-B - no, HAL is running Catherwood's clock...
Bone-E-Boi: I wonder what a porn film screenwritten by FST would be like.
Incorrect: No, you are wrong
cease: very interesting
Incorrect: Oh wait, thats me
klokwkdog-2004!: then I read his review of Beat the Devil, Cat. I have to see that one again
Dexter Fongt: BEB: The first part of The Bride of Firesign
Bone-E-Boi: The actors would probably have a group nervous breakdown.
||||||||| Outside, the 11:47 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving doctec coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dexter Fongt: Hey Doct T
doctec: jello - and happy freakin' new year!
cease: hey doc
klokwkdog-2004!: h nu yr DT!
Incorrect: Well, we know the name of the lead male character
cease: coming, mother
doctec: just got back from ye olde pool hall
Dexter Fongt: Bowl Game today Doc?
doctec: lili says hi - she may pop in in a moment or three
cease: is it still old?
klokwkdog-2004!: on a holiday. don't they ever give it a rest?
Bone-E-Boi: Erotic suggests that the film may have actual content. Raphelson probably insisted on that.
doctec: no bowl games today thanks
klokwkdog-2004! hates bowling
Bone-E-Boi: Content isn't really necessary in a porn film, or necessarily even desirable.
cease: only for columbine
klokwkdog-2004!: and is glad they finally bypassed Bowling Green
Dexter Fongt: Doc: Meant like a 9-ball playoff, tournament, steel-cage, indian death-match interview, bowl game
klokwkdog-2004!: damn environmentalists...
doctec: i enjot bowling - just not the usual yearly football fest
doctec: dex: actualy it was just lil and me, shooting our little hearts out
klokwkdog-2004!: i got email from perfectly rational technical person enthusing that usc is national champion of the human race
klokwkdog-2004!: united screw company?
Bone-E-Boi: That's what we are on the internet. Filler for all the porn.
Incorrect: universal sex change
Rotonoto: the other pool hall patrons backed hastily into a corner, whispering nervously among themselves...
klokwkdog-2004!: oh Roto, they do that every time DT and Lili are there -- I've seen it myself
doctec: lili and i started a new tradition today - we had leftover ham from xmas day during our canada visit, i made scrambled eggs with some chopped up ham - and i added green food coloring to them
Bone-E-Boi: Incorrect!
Elayne: I like it, Tom. :)
cease: visited by the ghost of dr. seuss?
doctec: and we had a bottle of champagne left over from last night, and lil had orange juice in the fridge
klokwkdog-2004!: DT is being far too influenced by transient pop culture, methinks...
Dexter Fongt: Cat wears hat. Dr. sues.
Bone-E-Boi: Did you get tired of playing solitare home version Jeopardy?
Rotonoto: Ido not like it on my toast, I do not like them with a ghost...
klokwkdog-2004!: (either that or the cehmicals in the food colouring)
doctec: so we had green eggs and ham - with momosas!
Dexter Fongt: Mamacitas
doctec: (is that the right selling for momosas?)
cease: lol roto
klokwkdog-2004!: Theodore, with his DWI conviction, would be proud, DT
Dexter Fongt: Mimosa
Bone-E-Boi: How can I be incorrect? I'm reading the answer right off the card!
klokwkdog-2004!: i think you should give it an 'A', DT...
doctec: thanks dex
Merlyn: well doc, here's some reading material for your breakfast: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/
Rotonoto: ooh! ooh! I'll take the samosas with that mint green coconut sauce stuff- mmmmm!
Bone-E-Boi: Nite.
Elayne: Gotta go, Robin's going to teach me his computer golf game...
doctec: nite boney
Rotonoto: nitey nite
cease: by el
klokwkdog-2004!: nite E
Merlyn: nite bb, E
klokwkdog-2004!: hi to Robin
Dexter Fongt: Roto: You a wanna some Osas or you want a family style
Dexter Fongt: Night BEB
doctec: thanks for that link merl - i'll show 'em to lil when she comes in (she's in the kitchen prepping dinner)
Dexter Fongt: Night E
Rotonoto: gimme da woiks, Dexz, I take home doggy bag
llanwydd: starting to fade. gjfkld;stbrnme,ws'd;flk
Merlyn: I got my wife a book with some of the Seuss war cartoons
cease: my dog needs more than a bag. maybe a barrel
klokwkdog-2004!: yeah Ilan; kwd is good for another 5-10
Dexter Fongt: Roto: Woiks? ah, you brue collar kind of guy
doctec: enjoy the virtual green, e & happy new year to you and robin!
cease: indeed
cease: the real greeen too
doctec: or as my grandmother used to say: happy new you!
klokwkdog-2004!: DT: check out this "my job went to India" T-shirt: http://www.cashncarrion.co.uk/?listPos=&productID=105&search=&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=5
Rotonoto: ah yes, white collah get so grimy, Roto take bottle blue dye and cover over
doctec: i like that tee, klok - thanks (the register kicks ass!)
doctec: nice to see such a full house here this new year's day 2004
klokwkdog-2004!: kwd has been fooling with HDTV card on the PC today
doctec: lil is prepping the traditional southern new year's day dish: black eyed peas
klokwkdog-2004!: seeing as how in his busted condition, he'll never be able to afford a real set
doctec: she says to say 'hi' to the gang - so 'high'!!!!! to y'all
klokwkdog-2004!: DT - for fun, check out the ingredients in a "Robert E. Lee cake"
cease: hi lily
klokwkdog-2004!: hello Lili! Happy N year! Happy employment!
cease: i'm just diving into some caneloni here
doctec: i will klok - thanx
Dexter Fongt: Hi Lili, Happy New Year and welcome back to the States
doctec: i'll pass all the goos wishes to lili
klokwkdog-2004! will begin shortly on a 4-egg beaters omelet...
Dexter Fongt: Goose wishes and Duck dreams
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: oui- magnifique les employments (or something like that)
klokwkdog-2004!: that's welcome back to the Empire
cease: that's a lottta beaters. you cookin up a dinosaur egg?
||||||||| 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..
klokwkdog-2004!: half a pint carton, Cat, my usual ration
doctec: midnight? my clock here says 11:02
klokwkdog-2004!: eggs are cheap until they put them in milk cartons...
klokwkdog-2004!: DT- be thankful for minor gifts. they got his minute hand fixed
doctec: yes klok - as i recall, egg beaters are significantly more expensive than regular eggs
klokwkdog-2004!: u betcha
doctec: you having to watch your cholesterol?
klokwkdog-2004!: just weight, DT
doctec: ah
klokwkdog-2004! cut his BP from 178 to 138 over last year...
klokwkdog-2004!: but it's very painful
doctec: good for you klok - i lost 20 pounds this year, mostly just counting calories
klokwkdog-2004!: wow!
doctec: lili certainly appreciates my new shape
doctec: but i gotta start exercising
klokwkdog-2004!: the other thing is that i hate dealing with real eggs
klokwkdog-2004! spends 2 hrs a day walking, but that won't be possible with a job
doctec: inasmuch as i am still a desk-bound worker
Dexter Fongt: Klok: Ummm how would that be?
llanwydd: I'm not watching Cluster-All. Just my carpet-hydrates.
doctec: wow 2 hrs a day - good for you!
klokwkdog-2004!: no, it hurts like heck (only 4 days a week; today is my "off" day)
cease: sounds like Fumiyo out with Icy
doctec: lland: all i've done this year is count calories and make sure i consume less than i burn on a regular basis
klokwkdog-2004!: i don't like it one bit, Cat, but it beats the alternative
doctec: http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/hackdiet.html
klokwkdog-2004!: ain't he a hoot?!
doctec: yep
doctec: a great 'read'
klokwkdog-2004!: the result is having to eat steamed rice and a half-bag of Bird's-Eye mixed veggies every night. Not much fun, believe me!
doctec: and it certainly opened my eyes to how easy it is to lose weight if you put the calorie-counting effort into it
cease: i walk over to the gym, but it's only 4 blocks away
klokwkdog-2004!: cat - my feet really HURT! As in I have trouble getting around for a half hour once I'm done.
doctec: the hacker's diet is kinda like the dave thomas diet - 'i eat everythnig i used to eat - just less of it'
cease: terrible
klokwkdog-2004!: and it's *boring*
cease: my feet hurt in europe but i was never bored
doctec: klok: yeah that's the problem i've had trouble overcoming with regard to exercise
klokwkdog-2004!: have gone thru all sorts of books on tape trying to make it tolerable
doctec: i just have a hard time getting myself psyched up for it
klokwkdog-2004!: it's like drinking Castor Oil for an hour
Dexter Fongt: Klok: Could it be you need better shoes for such an endeavor?
klokwkdog-2004!: i bought better shoes, no help
klokwkdog-2004!: the solution is to walk faster, but then my knee gives out
doctec: but last year, i made a new year's resolution to do something about my weight - and in april, after reading 'the hackers diet' i started in on it and reached my goal of 150 in december
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Incorrect - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: the low-carb diet works for me
klokwkdog-2004!: wow
doctec: so this year's resolution is to get on an exercise regimen and stick to it
klokwkdog-2004! lost 30 lb over a longer period, but is nowhere *near* 150! ;-)
doctec: 'cause my energy level has suffered as a result of the calorie reduction - after all, dieting to lose weight is basically starvation in small increments
cease: incorect lost so much weight he/she died on us
klokwkdog-2004!: maybe find a place to walk to lunch?
doctec: i was at 173 lbs in april when i started - wow, 30 lbs lost klok, that's pretty good!!!!
Dexter Fongt: Do you walk to lunch or carry your work?
cease: bob's berserko lounge
doctec: i don't eat - but it hasn't affected my appetite!
cease: have a groat cake
doctec: i chew on groat clusters to appease it
cease: you'l have to fight the parakeet for it though
klokwkdog-2004!: thanks DT, but if you were 350 and lost 100, well, it's an achievement, but danger is not past!
doctec: oh and i discovered a great new energy drink - 'lo carb monster energy drink' (www.monsterenergy.com) - lotza b and c vitamins, ginseng, taurine, and only 20 calories per 16 oz can
doctec: well klok at least you're heading in the right direction weight-wise! keep up the good work!
cease: sounds like something the firesign should do an add for
klokwkdog-2004!: thanks, but I think you've done the better of the two of us...
cease: like carnation instant breakfast, with thc!
klokwkdog-2004!: LOL
doctec: no klok, i didn't have as much to lose
cease: take home carnation
Dexter Fongt: Pour it on your lapel
cease: a series of real ads they did
doctec: so it was relatively easy to lose it - l just did it in small increments, consistently counting calories and keeping intake lower than out-go
klokwkdog-2004!: i guess i can stay - no BBC news tonight...
llanwydd: but say you use low-carb monster in the morning. Then you have only 40 carbs you can consume for the rest of the day
cease: more pool playing for exercise?
doctec: i need to depart momentarily - gotta make a tasty beverage for lili
Dexter Fongt: Cat: Doc's got this enormous right arm from playing pool
doctec: yes - more pool! (like more sugar) - back in a few...
llanwydd: some say ginseng is a stimulant and others say it puts them to sleep
klokwkdog-2004!: enjoy, DT
klokwkdog-2004!: play pool in a 4G centrifuge with cannonballs?
Dexter Fongt: Klok: It's called rotation
klokwkdog-2004!: well, doing jogging in a centrifuge allows some pretty serious workouts in less time. the equipment is a bit expensive...
Dexter Fongt: YOu could try one of those industrial clothes dryers
klokwkdog-2004! just got rid of two dryers and a washer in last month's large trash pickup! No more! No more! ;-))
Dexter Fongt: Back down to the riverside for laundry day now Klok?
llanwydd: got to hitchhike 40 miles tomorrow to buy a used car
klokwkdog-2004!: poor kwd just rebuilt a propane dryer for unnatural gas in order to replace his failing model that only had blast furnace setting
Rotonoto: local country store withing about 5 miles of me still sells washboards, and does sell a few
klokwkdog-2004!: well, Ilan is certainly the worse off. my sympathies
Dave!: just try the old fashion way of bangin' 'em out on a rock
Rotonoto: shop at the edge of the new world freeway
klokwkdog-2004! can't afford the proper rocks...
Dexter Fongt: Roto: Maybe you live in a hot-bed of Jug Bands
Rotonoto: c'est possible...
llanwydd: Well, my troubles may be over by tomorrow night.
klokwkdog-2004!: moving to Montana soon?
Dexter Fongt: God, an optomist
Rotonoto: they have a special little auto-robot waiting just for you?
llanwydd: say po seeb
Dexter Fongt: "Po Seeb"!
Rotonoto: "po seeb"
cease: edgar allan seeb
klokwkdog-2004!: e.e. seeb
klokwkdog-2004!: edna st. vincent seeb
cease: you've got mail
Dexter Fongt: Monkey seeb, monkey do
Rotonoto: "The False Humility of e.e.seeb"
doctec: harold seebins
llanwydd: TS Seeb Eliot
doctec: john grisheebins
doctec: grisheebam
llanwydd: Seeb S Lewis
doctec: i can seeb for miles and miles and miles and miles and...
klokwkdog-2004!: very good all!
cease: is that a seeb or a serb?
llanwydd: here's a surprise
doctec: jane goodall?
Rotonoto: left over turkey?
cease: fresh kurds?
llanwydd: and all this creativity from Roto saying c'est possible
klokwkdog-2004!: gosh smith-boyle?
doctec: course number one (ensalata caprece) about to be served... must go on hold for a little while
doctec: will stay logged in though
Rotonoto: I always was a troublemaker- tight doc? ;o)
Dexter Fongt: Gnight Smith-Boyle
cease: firesigns did it all the time
llanwydd: kurds and whey?
Rotonoto: right?
klokwkdog-2004!: ok, i'll be a goner. goodnight then, DT
cease: cheese logs?
doctec: indeed roto - and btw, finally got my beta deck running again, intend to tackle transfers very soon
klokwkdog-2004!: best wishes for the nu year to u an lili
doctec: (the beta deck was out of commission for a while)
Rotonoto: heh! zowie, doc! (and enjoy dinner)
Dexter Fongt: Use the Alpha deck
doctec: thanks klok - happy new you to you too!
klokwkdog-2004!: dt - my nu toy: http://www.dvico.com/products_mul_hd.html
klokwkdog-2004!: be careful with the gamma on your beta when dubbing!
Rotonoto: nu nu nu- and much improved- better milage
cease: newt oil?
doctec: wow klok - looks kewel
doctec: i'll check back in after the appetizer - bone appetite!
klokwkdog-2004!: would help if Providence had some HDTV stations...
klokwkdog-2004!: they never come up into the hills
Rotonoto: the Alpha Deck is only to be used by alpha males (with reservations)
klokwkdog-2004!: i think that's really crying Wolf 151, Roto
Dexter Fongt: Roto: Wanna Alpha-bet?
Rotonoto: Turk 182?
Rotonoto: (hike!)
klokwkdog-2004!: no, Blink, Roto
klokwkdog-2004!: but Turks they were in their younger daze
Rotonoto: I can only blink when writing for non-IE browsers, alas...
klokwkdog-2004!: oh, use the marquee tag...
Rotonoto: sad, as I'd much rather annowy folks *with* IE browsers :o)
||||||||| LiliLamont enters at 11:33 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Rotonoto: yes klok, good point
cease: hi lili!
klokwkdog-2004!: Roto - you do that with things called viruses
Dexter Fongt: Hi Lili =)
Rotonoto: heh!
klokwkdog-2004!: kwd greets lili on his wayout
cease: got a good drink?
Rotonoto: nite klok
Rotonoto: hi lili
klokwkdog-2004!: nite everyone
cease: posibilities of life on mars, some sort of cnn news show
Dexter Fongt: Klok: Night and hopes for a better and Happier new year
cease: you're off klok?
LiliLamont: Hi, guys. Doc and I are sitting down for some insalata caprese. After that, we're doing the southern New Year's luck thing and having black eyed peas and pork chops.
klokwkdog-2004!: yep, Cat; thanx Dex
klokwkdog-2004! drools
Rotonoto: it's a gonna be a good'n
LiliLamont: Good night, Klok.
Rotonoto: 2004- rah!
cease: sounds great, lili
klokwkdog-2004!: no fireworks here for last night, but tonight...BOOOOOOOM!! ;-))
klokwkdog-2004!: y'all have a heck of a good Nu year, everyone!!
klokwkdog-2004!: bye
klokwkdog-2004!: exeunt
||||||||| 11:36 PM -- klokwkdog-2004! left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dexter Fongt: He going off
LiliLamont: You should smell it, cease. Great stuff. I'm going to break here and nosh with doc. We'll be back.
cease: we'll try like heck to, klok
Merlyn: bye kwd
Rotonoto: exeunt, browser left
Dexter Fongt: He's off
Dave!: Lili sounds damn good, I wasn't very hungry til you brought that to the table so to speak
Rotonoto: see youse guize later- enjoy...
Merlyn: bye roto
Rotonoto: nope, me be hangin' in a while yet, boss...
cease: roto
Rotonoto: just giving the dinner blessing to mask my hunger :o)
Rotonoto: and I just ate ham reheated with a nice side of red and green peppers and some pan fried potatos
cease: you're not suriving on left over turkey, roto?
cease: i've been feasting on canneloni this evening
Rotonoto: no turkey this year, just another of dem spiral-cut hams- heat and eat
llanwydd: Well, my sleeping draughts, if I may be so highbrow, are beginning to evidence themselves upon consciousness. Planet Earth is blue and I haven't got a clue. Effervescing elephants with shiny years and grateful dead enncesneshessssssssryuteiowhgfjlbnv,.hkdsn,.laffzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz goudnyte....................
Rotonoto: that's that fancy italian ice cream treat, cat?
Rotonoto: nite llan...
cease: pasta tubes stuffed with cheese and spinahce, among other things
Dexter Fongt Night Ilan, good luck with the car
Dexter Fongt: oops
Rotonoto: ohh ohh, me getting hongry again
cease: llan
Dexter Fongt sidles towards bar for another refill
cease: austin seemed to be able to talk to us and eat at the same time
Rotonoto: Roto may make one of his nocturnal supermarket visits to obtain ice cream product...
Rotonoto: in this metro area, even a few open all nite
cease: they have markets open on new years?
Rotonoto: hmmm, good point...
Rotonoto: well, may lower sights to local corner mart staffed with indo-pak faithful
Rotonoto: hey- talk/eat- that's easy, cat ;o)
cease: type and eat is more of a problem though
Rotonoto: yesh...
Rotonoto: then we have this forum I hang out in where we sometimes say something funny enough that somebody nasally sprays coffee all over their kbd...
Rotonoto: so there's also problems with reading and eating
Rotonoto: computers are just intrinsically unsafe home appliances
Dave!: oh yeah the worse is milk coming out the nose though, try reading braille and eating, things get a little greasy and you don't want crumbs on a braille page, confuses the other dots sometimes, sounds stupid, but it's happened more than once
Merlyn: bye roto
cease: i can see how that would be a problem, dave
Rotonoto: merlyn is still trying to get rid of me :o)
Dexter Fongt: Keep book in upright position
cease: maybe he'll cast a spell
Merlyn: that was weird, I tried to send a msg to dave...
Rotonoto: you guys are stuck with me until my ice cream mania overwhelms me
Rotonoto: yes, dave- bring a dry toothbrush with you to clean off the crumbs left by incondiderate people
Rotonoto: yeah, that addressing thingie is not always working perfectly
cease: better r. crumb in braile
doctec: back - for a little bit anyway
cease: just in time for brail crumbs, doc
Dexter Fongt: I've found the Msge thingie works pretty good
doctec: roto, re ice cream expedition: which metro area are we talking about here:
Rotonoto: DC's extended northern suburbs
cease: rovers ranging over mars on cnn
doctec: ah - thanks roto
cease: its like Red Shift all over again
Rotonoto: hey cat- did they finally get in touch with that missing rover?
doctec: arf arf!
Rotonoto: (pant pant!)
doctec: red rover red rover, all greens come over!
Rotonoto: give us the latest science, man
cease: no, this is about next year's projects
Rotonoto: awwwww...
Rotonoto: (snif)
Dave!: the red rover, let's see if they converted from metric units to standard, oh god that cracked me up when I heard it happened, then again, I wasn't the one who paid the millions of bucks to see it all fail
Rotonoto: lost one
Dexter Fongt: He recorded on Blue Note as a sideman and as a leader before the Night at Birdland Recordings, and he was with Max Roach for about 2 1/2 years before he died..tyhose are Verve Recording..There are 2 "COmplete Clifford Brown box sets, one on Blue Note and the Other on Verve
doctec: projecting on to 2004?
cease: a very optimistic piece, i think filmed before the failure of the latest rovers
Dexter Fongt: Dave: Just answered your question in the main chat room, sorry and sorry others too (blushes)
doctec: hey dex: ever hear of herbie nichols?
Rotonoto: errant auto-robots!
Dexter Fongt: Yes Doc, very interesting Pianist..maybe the only one to ever be really influenced by Monk's piano style
Dave!: oh goody! hmm...another name to write down
doctec: dex: yes, an interesting combination of monk and - who was that bop pianist who was big around the time parker was big?
doctec: can't remember...
Dave!: bud powel
doctec: yes bud!!! anyway i have the three-cd complete herbie nichols compendium - can dupe if you are interested
doctec: herbie nichols was taken down by (i think) leukimia at an early age
cease: yes to bud. wish our court had said that
Dexter Fongt: Thanks Doc but have most of it
doctec: after he'd recorded only 3 or 4 albums for blue note
doctec: ok dex
Dexter Fongt: Doc: Not too many people have heard him or even of him
Rotonoto: "Ahhhh, Bach!"
doctec: dex: a jazz buddy of mine turned me on to herbie - then some time later, i found the 3-cd herbie nichols compilation in a used cd store - snatched it up post haste!
Dexter Fongt: Nice find Doc =))
cease: sounds like radar
Dexter Fongt: Looks like sonar
doctec: yeah i lucked out on that one
Rotonoto: rides like a hummer...
Dexter Fongt: ..and it's not a bummer
Rotonoto: to the dilligent go the spoils of musicana
Dexter Fongt: It's "On Star"
Rotonoto: it's 'spot on', mate
doctec: spot on, indeed!
cease: out out
Rotonoto: moments like that make it all worth while
Dexter Fongt: Run Spot, run
Rotonoto: funny, funny spot- see spot run...
cease: one of the best lines in Immortality
Dexter Fongt: Spot run like a dyed clooar
cease: they didn't write it, but it was purrrfect
Dexter Fongt: collar
doctec: mee yow!
Rotonoto: ah so, Roto address very subject earlier this evening...
Rotonoto: Roto get tired of dingy white collar, get bottle blue dye, all is OK now
Dexter Fongt: ah so, Fongt remember and hold in readiness for terrific post reference
doctec: well dinner is served - i have to break things off - will stay connected though and if i can pop back in again i will - hope everyone has a *great* 2004!!!!!!!
cease: you too doc
Dexter Fongt: Same to you and Lili Doc
Rotonoto: ejjoy, you ol' gourmet, you
Merlyn: cya doc
doctec: nite all
Rotonoto: well, we got one day on the new year and so far nothing she a blow up
Dave!: I think I'll be going actually, lots of stuff to research, might be back on later, if not, have a good 2004 introduction, it's gonna stick around for another 12 months lod willing, so we might as well give it a firm handshake now before we want to kick it in the ass
Dexter Fongt: Take care dave
Rotonoto: right on dave- see ya later guy...
cease: same to you dave
Dexter Fongt: And I gotta woik tomorrow so I think I'll sail away also
Rotonoto: good nite mister Dex, happy '04
cease: by dex
Merlyn: bye dex
Dexter Fongt: Night guys and may this coming year be less depressing than the past one for all the reasons that don't need enumerating
cease: indeed dex
Rotonoto: yas, no more enumerating til 1020
Rotonoto: (2010)
Dave!: agreed with you Dex, later all, good luck
||||||||| 12:14 AM -- Dave! left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Rotonoto: well guys, I hear some ice cream calling out its siren song...
cease: yeah it's time to drift on
cease: good luck with the ice cream, roto
Rotonoto: gratitude for '03 (we all lived through it)
Rotonoto: t'anks guys, see ya next week or two...
Merlyn: bye again roto
Merlyn: how can I miss you if you won't go away?
Rotonoto: nite merlyn- see ya soon...
Rotonoto: nite cat
Rotonoto: get your hands off me- i'm a newsman- i gotta find out- reeeebusssss!!!
||||||||| "12:18 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Rotonoto, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:20 AM and Woody One steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Woody One: Roto, Merlyn. Howdy.
Woody One: Happy New Year!
Merlyn: hey woody, you missed a lot of people
Woody One: Sorry. I was trying to get through a Bond movie. Many interruptions. Almost forgot about yas.
Woody One: Was Phil here tonight?
Merlyn: nope
Woody One: Looks like things are windin' down. I hated missing the chat.
Woody One: Working on a new girlfriend. The ex dumped me. That's okay though. Like Seinfeld said: Breaking up's like trying to push over a Coke machine. It has to tilt a few times before it falls over.
Woody One: Gnight friends.
Woody One: See ya next week earlier.
||||||||| At 12:29 AM, Woody One runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Merlyn: oops I was away
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 12:35 AM, dragging Woody One by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Merlyn: hello again
Woody One: Hey Merlyn. I want to turn a friend on to this room, & picking up the address.
Merlyn: ok
Merlyn: it's always here...
Woody One: I's back.
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| cease - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Dexter Fongt - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: yer a regular thai food mary
Woody One: So Merlyn. What neck of the woods do you live?
Merlyn: mpls/st paul, MN; you?
Woody One: Nice area, I hear. Evansville, IN. The almost KY part of Indiana.
Merlyn: the firesigntheatre.com server is in bloomington, IN
Woody One: Drinking a last beer for the night, then I'm heading to bed.
Merlyn: ok
Woody One: Yes. Good to actually have a calm talk on here. Know what I mean?
Merlyn: yeah, it can get hectic
Woody One: How long have you been listening to FT?
Merlyn: I think around the time EYKIW came out on wax
Woody One: 73-4. Bozos, the first.
Merlyn: about 75
Merlyn: I went to the 25th anniversary tour in chicago in 1993
Woody One: Man. I did not know they were there 'til tour was over. A pity. A friend saw that one in LA.
Merlyn: yeah, they did some west coast cities, too
Merlyn: after GMIOGMD
Woody One: The craziest comedians I've ever experienced. Did you pick up a Bozo nose or anything at the show?
Merlyn: they were out of bozo noses already when they hit chicago, only pickles left
Woody One: Heh!
Woody One: I saw that they had those too in an Entertainment Tonight special on them.
Woody One: You live in the home town of MST3K. Right?
Merlyn: right
Woody One: Gonna go Merlyn. A tired hoosier, I am. Will see you next week for sure. Take care.
Merlyn: I vaguely remember them before they went national, and David Ossman and I (and Jerry Stearns) went to visit them about a year before their show ended when ossman was in town for a sci-fi convention
Woody One: That's cool.
Woody One: You met Ossman?
Merlyn: yeah, I've taped all their XM shows and put the clips up on the website: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/xmradio
Woody One: That is great. See ya Merl. Thanks, man. I'll check out.
Merlyn: ok, see you next week or something
Woody One: Night.
||||||||| "Hey Woody One!" ... Woody One turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:56 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Merlyn: Well, things look pretty shut down...bye al
Merlyn: where's al?
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 12:58 AM.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood says "3:40 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs LiliLamont by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| doctec rushes off, saying "3:40 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| 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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Dexter Fongt
The Yämamøto Method
Woody One
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