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 22, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 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 Barney disembarks at 7:57 PM.
Barney: Stop! Stop, Mr. President! Please stop! Now, I know it means nothing to you. I'm only a clone. But you've got such a wonderful job, and you're doing it so well! Ya know, we Bozos have a saying: " When ya put on the nose, it grow . . .!"
||||||||| At 7:57 PM, Barney vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 22, 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 leads Elayne inside, makes a note of the time (9:05 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Dr. Headphones', just granted probation at 9:06 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: Evenin', Dr. H!
Dr. Headphones: hi e, the early bird gets the tapeworm, huh?
Elayne: I'm hoping another new chatter will show.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'cease', just granted probation at 9:06 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: My friend from White Plains tried a few weeks ago, as you recall, and it was just too much for her.
Elayne: Hi Cat!
cease: hi el, kend
Dr. Headphones: good. i love fresh blood :)
Dr. Headphones: hey cat
Dr. Headphones: e: i threw together a quick and dirty webpage you might like: http://webpages.charter.net/kendeb52/bush/bush.html
Elayne: I'm hoping the HR person at My Dream Job will be stopping by tonight,.
cease: hey. i've been swimming in deep oceans of neal gaiman the last 2 days.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:07 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Fard coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Evenin' Fard!
Dr. Headphones: which one, cat? only one i've read is "american gods" and i loved it
Elayne: Hang on Ken, let me open a new window to check that website...
Fard: Hi E!
cease: i rented neverwhere and just finished watching it today. then i heard neal interviewed on a minneapolis radio station
Dr. Headphones: hey fard
Elayne: Glad you're enjoying Neil's stuff, Cat.
Fard: ANd Dr H. and cease
cease: neverwhere is amazingly similar to one of my own projects.
||||||||| "9:08 PM? 9:08 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Merlyn LeRoy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Merlyn LeRoy enters and sits on the couch.
Elayne: Hi Merlin!
Merlyn LeRoy waaves
Dr. Headphones: howdy, merl
Fard: Hoiwdy Mr Roy
cease: it's an extended riff on london subway stations. i want to do something like that with paris metro stations
Elayne: Oh Ken, that's the PDF file you e-mailed me about earlier, isn't it? I found the HTML version and blogged about it already.
Elayne: I've not had the Neverwhere experience yet, Cat, I'm sort of ashamed to say. Someday...
Dr. Headphones: e: i never remember who i send stuff to. feel free to share that webpage address if you wish
cease: there's even a sort of firesign connection here. the woman who interviewed neal yesterday is leaving her show to hang outwith al franken on that new radio network the firesign may be joining
Elayne: See my blog, darlin'. :)
Elayne: Yes, I read that on his blog, Cat.
cease: actually i went ot the vid rent store to get a new mcluhan documentary and magically found neverwhere
Elayne: Hang on, Ken, I'll get the URL.
Fard: AMshell?
Dr. Headphones: e: i never saved it from before, mind giving it again?
Elayne: http://jec.senate.gov/democrats/ber.htm
Dr. Headphones: cat: that's called "serendipity"
Elayne: And my blog is pretty easy to remember, it's just my name on Blogspot. http://elayneriggs.blogspot.com
cease: it's also called hour and hours of engrossing video
Elayne: So what you're saying, Cat, is that the medium was the message for you.
Dr. Headphones: tnx, e, i'll put that link on there later also
cease: hey merl, you know this minneapolis radio woman?
Elayne: It's a handy link (the JEC), Ken, because it means you don't have to download the PDF if you don't want to.
cease: i kept hoping to spot quentin fiore skulking about somewhere in the background
Elayne: I'm always surprised to hear there are people active online who haven't yet downloaded Acrobat Reader. :
Dr. Headphones: e: i can't believe that; i thought all new 'puters had it pre-installed
Elayne: So I had my second interview today for My Dream Job. Don't know how well it went. Last week (with the HR person) was great, she's a Firesign fan and used to read comics.
cease: great news, el
Elayne: But the person with whom I interviewed today seemed interested in my blog, so maybe that's a plus.
Dr. Headphones: i should put a link to adobe.com on there also, as well as microsoft (boo!) for the stand-alone powerpoint viewer
Elayne: Potentially great news, Cat. I honestly don't know if I did very well today. I was quite nervous. I really want this job.
cease: i read your blog, el
Dr. Headphones: e: i hope it works out well for you
Merlyn LeRoy: what's her name?
Elayne: And it was a "red letter day" for me if you know what i mean and i think you do...
Elayne: Who, Merlyn? The HR person?
Fard: They should be so lucky to hire you, E
Dr. Headphones: hey, fard, you can jump in and talk at any time. firesign-related or not, we will listen (or ignore)
Elayne: Thanks, Fard! I hope so.
Merlyn LeRoy: the radio person you asked me if I had heard
Fard: Thanks Dr H
Elayne: I'm a damn good secretary, but you know, you can only prove that kind of stuff once you're on the job.
Elayne: Weren't me, Merlyn. That was Cat.
cease: i'd have to look on neil gaiman's blog to get her name, but she has a local raido show in your town, or did until yesterday
Fard: How do I know what you heard on the radio?
cease: she's leaving for that new "liberal" radio station,
Elayne: Fard, that's metaphysically absurd! Welcome to the chat. :)
cease: with firesigns?
Dr. Headphones: e: letters of recommendation from previous employers dont' have the weight they used to have. no one will say anything bad for fear of a suit (double-breasted, pin-stripe) AND they are so easily forged these days
Elayne: Oh, I don't have recommendation letters, I have references. Out the proverbial wazoo, in fact.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:15 PM and TweenyGoesToWashington steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: i even read an article in cursor about her. supposed to be famous, at least in Min.
Fard: I've been divided before,.. being in two places and nobody notices
Dr. Headphones: hey tweeny
TweenyGoesToWashington: Evening all...
Elayne: It took me less than 10 minutes of e-maiing and getting responses, and all five people I asked (high-level folks who work with my current boss) said yes.
Elayne: Evenin' Tweeny!
Elayne: I've never had such an easy time getting references. I think they're all still majorly impressed I'm still working for the guy...
Fard: They finally inflated Tweeny
Elayne: I get a lot of "my god, you're still there?" from them. :)
Dr. Headphones: can you hear me now? oops, just reciting along with the commercial :)
TweenyGoesToWashington: In the spirit of JFK, I say, if Mr. Bush wants to go to Mars, we should put a man on Mars next November!
Elayne: "So what do you want me to do, quit? I like a steady paycheck." :)
Dr. Headphones: tweeny: i'll lite the damned fuse
Merlyn LeRoy: "Yesterday I was on Katherine Lanpher's Midmorning show on Minneapolis Public Radio..." no, I don't think I recognize her
Fard: Put Bush on Mars
Elayne: I think Bush should go to Mars to fix the poor Rover. Just tell him it's a dog.
Dr. Headphones: e: no, don't do that, he will drop it on its head
Elayne: I've never heard of Katherine Lanpher either. I assume Neil's friends with her 'cause he lives in the area.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Just finished Molly Ivins' "Bushwhacked". Anybody else read it?
Elayne: LOL! Good point, Ken!
Merlyn LeRoy: I live in the area, too
Dr. Headphones: if we could only trick rover into offering him a pretzel. hmmm......
Elayne: I've read bits and pieces, Tweeny. Powerful stuff. Of course, she's the anti-Christ...
Elayne: But you know, the NY Times comes to the same conclusions and they're not the anti-Christ. Funny how that works.
TweenyGoesToWashington: The anti-Bush, anyway...
Dr. Headphones: you mean there's more than one anti-christ? i thought it was karl rove
Elayne: Nah, he's just Beelzebub hisself.
cease: ive read chapters from it online
TweenyGoesToWashington: Karl's going to give him a pretzel?
Elayne: Oh, my absolute recommendation for this week is Margaret Cho's weblog. Everyone should bookmark it. She's bloody brilliant.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Cho's great.
Elayne: http://www.margaretcho.com/blog/blog.htm
Dr. Headphones: did everyone here write cbs about the superbowl/move-on commercials? http://www.moveon.org/cbs/ad/_
Elayne: I'm actually learning how those crazy kids nowadays talk, just from reading her blog. :)
Fard: You want to really do him in, try a large Philly Soft Pretzel!
Elayne: Well Ken, they're advocacy ads! We can't have those! They'll take time away from the anti-drug ads!
Dr. Headphones: "i was a teenage pot-smoking terrorist" starring jeb's daughter
Elayne: Fard, I think he has pretzel pre-chewers now...
||||||||| Woody One waltzes in at 9:21 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: Hang on, I need to get my, um, medicine. Cramps and all that...
Elayne: Hello Woody!
TweenyGoesToWashington: Robin William's "LIve on Broadway" has a pretty funny commentary on the pretzel incident.
Fard: Break it down into small pieces so he can understand it's a pretzel
Dr. Headphones: and with all the ass kissing in d.c., there are post-chewers too
Dr. Headphones: hi ho, woody
TweenyGoesToWashington: Hey Woody...
Woody One: Hello all
cease: wood
Elayne: Oh Tweeny, I loved that show. Tears were streaming down, I was laughing so hard.
Woody One: yes?
Elayne: Even post-cocaine, the man still has it.
Dr. Headphones: pbs 10pm (est) frontline, search for weapons of mass destruction
Fard: Politician link together in a network of nose to ass to nose to ass
Elayne: Interesting visual, Fard!
cease: is that a new show? i thought i saw that one
Elayne: Cat, I think he did it in '02?
Dr. Headphones: fard: is that called the reich-wing 69?
TweenyGoesToWashington: THink we can entice Shrub into space with a few Roller Maidens?
cease: no, the frontline thing
Fard: B. Kliban
Elayne: I just kept looking at all those water bottles, trying to count how many he downed. :)
Dr. Headphones: cat: i'll go to the web page and see. brb
Elayne: I can picture Kliban doing that! Heh.
cease: only if they're Holy Roller maidens
Dr. Headphones: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wmd/
Dr. Headphones: i'm not sure from that page whether it's new or not
TweenyGoesToWashington: Some of the stories about Shrub's ties to the VERY far christian (don't blame this on Christ) right are a bit scary.
Elayne: By the way, for the new people, if you want to check out any of these URLs and you don't want to get out of chat, open up the Log and click the URL from that new window.
Fard: Jesus Bush Retardo... the Texas Pope!
Dr. Headphones: cat: looks like it's new
Elayne: Yes, it's on in the backtround now, Ken. Veddy veddy British narrator.
Elayne: (backtround=background)
TweenyGoesToWashington: These guys are literally child abusers running homes that Texas law has a hard time dealing with
Dr. Headphones: ok, e, you're getting it before i do then.
Elayne: Leave No Child Unabused!
cease: speaking of brits, watching Neverwhere was like watching paul mccartney in hell
TweenyGoesToWashington: Dizzy & Jucy had a kid. No doubt.
Dr. Headphones: paul won't go to hell since yoko will be there ;)
Elayne: Wait, maybe that's not what's on, Ken. I went in the bedroom for my "medicine" and heard them talking about the Kay report...
Woody One: Hey Dr. I made the brownies but I never got to the cheesecake. I just ate the brownies.
cease: and actually it's very odd to watch, cinematically. it was lit for film but shot on video and sure looks it
Elayne: So I assumed that's what they were showing. I'd better double-check...
Dr. Headphones: woody: LOL! good either way
cease: i loved your suggestion for speech drinking games, el
Elayne: Yes Ken, that's the show that's on right now on WNET.
cease: no, she'll be in japanese hell, with the makers of Spritied Away which i saw 2 days ago
Elayne: Cat, other bloggers were saying that there were tons of them around, but I only found a couple.
Dr. Headphones: i hope you didn't take a shot every time he said "terror" or you'd be dead from alcohol poisoning
Elayne: South Knox Bubba had the best suggestion, he was going to donate $1 to charity for every time GWB said something drinking-game-worthy.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Did any of you guys get Will Durst's "State of the Union Drinking Game" off Alternet?
cease: new research says you're thinking while you're asleep, according to peter jennings
TweenyGoesToWashington: Guess that's what you're talking about.
cease: and he's canadian so you have to trust him
Dr. Headphones: salvation army, i hope, since they are so low on money these days :)
Merlyn LeRoy: I think tom brokaw plays that game
Elayne: New as in, what, only a few years old and stuff that everyone pretty much knows, Cat? :)
Elayne: We saw the tail end of that report, Cat. That's how we knew the news was old, Jennings finally reported it. :)
Woody One: Anybody seen Canadian Bacon? Watched it tonight.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Whatever you think about the SA politically, they do good work. I just wish Mrs. McD had used the money to pay her workers a living wage.
Fard: For those who walk, they now can dream about chewing gum too.
Elayne: Dang, I didn't know about Durst's game, Tweeny. I'll have to check it out.
Dr. Headphones: brrr, it's down to 5 here now. high for the day was above freezing, shortly after midnight. been falling steadily since then
cease: yeah i saw it, woody. turned me off michael moore for years
Elayne: Woody, I've seen bits and pieces (that's me tonight, bits & pieces...).
Woody One: lol
cease: terrible waste of John Candy, Stephen Wright, others
Elayne: Gah, Ken. Where are you again?
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi waltzes in at 9:29 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr. Headphones: tweeny: i agree, they are indispensible today. i give what i can when i can
Dr. Headphones: e: sw michigan
TweenyGoesToWashington: Cannonball Run - the sequel.
cease: hi bone
Fard: Hey Bone
Merlyn LeRoy: stephen wright has never found a movie that fit his style
Woody One: I enjoy Steven Wright
Elayne: We finally got above freezing too, that's why I'm glad my interview was today. We're plunging back down below freezing again for the next week or so...
cease: i still havent seen his flick, the appointments of dennis jennings
Elayne: I would put Steven Wright in every single Pauly Shore movie.
Dr. Headphones: hey bone
Bone-E-Boi: I'm celebrating my tenth year of posting to usenet this January.
Elayne: Just take all of them, remake them with Steven Wright. Blow everyone's mind.
cease: one of my favret commedians.
Dr. Headphones: woody: do NOT smile when you say that!
Woody One: lol
TweenyGoesToWashington: How about SW doing "My Dinner With Andre"?
Elayne: Is that a good thing, Bone-E-Boi?
Elayne: No no, Wallace Shawn was perfect in that.
cease: actually it's from the journal Nature, this week, el
Elayne: Although it's inconceivable, isn't it?
Bone-E-Boi: I don't want you to miss a communique that I fired off to the newsgroup last week.
Elayne: But Cat, my point was, it's something that pretty much everyone knows anyway, isn't it? That you operate better, both thought and motor skills, if you get sufficient sleep.
Bone-E-Boi: It's a thing of beauty, IMHO. Very few of my usenet dispatches are--but this one is . . .
cease: he could play both parts, tweeny
Elayne: I haven't checked out usenet in awhile, BEB.
cease: maybe he can do spaulding gray's flicks
TweenyGoesToWashington: So, Mr. Dean was a cheerleader after all, just like Shrub.
Elayne: They haven't found Spaulding yet, have they?
Merlyn LeRoy: don't think so
Dr. Headphones: bone: i download them every night and read the following day. at one time i got a year behind, just deleted them all and started fresh, resolving never to do that again
cease: read a great obit for him in local paper today
Elayne: Damn, they're doing obits already...
Bone-E-Boi: This is the URL of my Motor-operated pushover post. <>http://tinyurl.com/27baq> Please read it if you haven't already.
Bone-E-Boi: http://tinyurl.com/27baq Sorry
Dr. Headphones: tweeny: my personal opinion is that he ruined his chances with that "display"
Fard: Dean needs a few pointers from Tirebiter!
cease: that was from you? you have a different identiy on alt.firesign
Dr. Headphones: "the man of a thousand pen names"
Elayne: Oh Thomas, that's wonderful! It's going to be my blog's "silly site of the day" tomorrow!
TweenyGoesToWashington: Or Principal Poop.
Elayne: Yeah, Cat, I just figured out Thomas=Bone-E-Boi too. :)
Bone-E-Boi: Show and tell. I welcome your comments.
Elayne: And Thomas' blog won a New Blog Showcase award too!! Yay!
TweenyGoesToWashington: Raw, raw. That's the spirit!
Bone-E-Boi: "This animal is sick."
Elayne: So whatever possessed you to start a blog anyway, Thomas?
TweenyGoesToWashington: I think he's caught it!
Bone-E-Boi: They're unlinking from my blog like rats
Fard: Don't catch it, give it to Merlyn.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Dean definitely has the fire, but that was a bit over the top. Too many WTO rallies...
Bone-E-Boi: as big as English schoolboys.
Woody One: I'm going to wait in the sitting room. Bye for now.
Elayne: Jon Stewart called it "Gollum Dean, as opposed to Smeagle Dean."
cease: by wood
Dr. Headphones: on ideological grounds, i'd vote for kucinich. on realist grounds, i dont' know what i'll do. i have a few days left before i mail my caucus ballot in.
Elayne: Ta, Woody!
cease: that was a good one, el
TweenyGoesToWashington: Flotsom, bring me the Simple English Schoolboy's decoding manual. I need it for the State of the Union address.
Fard: Ask Catherwood to roll you a few while you wait, Woody
Elayne: If you can't vote for whom you actually want (rather than who you think will be "electable") during a caucus or primary, then when can you?
Bone-E-Boi: Gore joined the Apple Computer board of directors after losing the election. Howard Dean should go to work for Microsoft. Steve Ballmer. Developers, developers, developers
TweenyGoesToWashington: Poster: Frodo Failed. Bush has the Ring.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:36 PM and Dexter Fong steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Good luck with that one, Hemlo-- Imean, Tweeny. If that is your real name.
Dexter Fong: Holla Amigos
Dr. Headphones: e: it's a maze of illogic for me.
Elayne: Hi Dex!
Dr. Headphones: hey dex
Merlyn LeRoy: I support Gephart. He a realist who knows when to quit, so he's just the man we need in the white house. Draft Dick!
Bone-E-Boi: Maybe Ballmer will finally realize how bad he looked.
Fard: FI FOng
Elayne: Why isn't Papoon running again?
Dr. Headphones: did i send you the weblink this week? i think it was dfong.com but i'm not sure. will check my history file. brb
Dexter Fong: gnOF IF
TweenyGoesToWashington: Call me Hawkmoth, Tweeny, Fritz the Cat, whatever.
Elayne: I think we need a Papoon Jr., some sort of illegitimate scion...
Bone-E-Boi: The nice thing about running Microsoft is... it doesn't matter.
Dexter Fong: I'm callin' you OUT, Tweeny
TweenyGoesToWashington: Are Papoon bumper stickers available like they were in the 70's?
Elayne: I'm calling both of you a cab.
Dr. Headphones: dex: http://dfong.com/nonviol/basicsat.html
Dexter Fong: Been away Tween?
Elayne: I don't have one, Tweeny. Anyone else?
TweenyGoesToWashington: 3 strikes and you've lit the fuse.
Merlyn LeRoy: I think Tirebiter is running for vice president as an independent
Fard: Let's run Bebop for Prez..?
Bone-E-Boi: The 800 pound gorilla dances. Badly, if he wants to.
Dexter Fong: Ken: My email is AHarlan @ etc
Elayne: VP for Hire, eh? :)
Dr. Headphones: i have it, dex, just didn't remember if i sent to did it publicly here
TweenyGoesToWashington: Can John Edwards spell potato?
cease: i'm looking forward to some firesign commentary on the election
cease: i hope they get this new staiton operating in time
Bone-E-Boi: BTW, Kerry Edwards. No brainer.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Kerry/Edwards just might do the trick.
Fard: Rev. Barnstormer for Sec. of Science Fiction!
Dr. Headphones: edwards carries kerry?
Dexter Fong: Fard? into the Past?
Bone-E-Boi: Clark Secretary of Defense
Elayne: Edwards does make an attractive VP choice.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Edwards helps in the South. Kinda like Johnson for Kennedy.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Dick Clark - Lord of the Dance
cease: i think i read something by hunter thompson on edwards. he was favourably impressed
Dexter Fong: Fear and Loathing in Iowa
Bone-E-Boi: Yeah. He's handsome like Quayle, smart like Gore, articulate like... maybe he'll win the nomination.
Dr. Headphones: i may be lampooned, harpooned, or papooned for this, but i wish clinton could run again......
cease: then again, i'
cease: i'm looking forward to harry shearer on howard dean's primal scream
TweenyGoesToWashington: As opposed to Canadian Bacon, Where The Buffalo Roam is a very funny movie, in a dark sort of way.
Dexter Fong: Primary Scream, Cat
Dr. Headphones: yeah, cat, i like "le show". i try to listen every week
Bone-E-Boi: Harry is a genius.
cease: if i can't get up that early, i listen during the week
TweenyGoesToWashington: Le Show rocks. Especially 41 calls 43.
Bone-E-Boi: I think he's the illegitimate son of Groucho Marx. No insult.
Elayne: The good Doctor's latest ESPN column says: "I am also a big-time Politics junkie, but we will have to save that story for later because I am running out of time on this deadline and the bell is about to ring. Today was football, tomorrow will be Politics: the first presidential voting in Iowa, where I like Dean to win because of his consistently strong and loyal grass-roots organization and also because he did not vote for the Patriot Act, or the War in Iraq. We will see."
Dr. Headphones: tweeny: that's usually my favortie part also :)
cease: he's been doing way too many repeats recently but maybe it was the season or he was out of town
TweenyGoesToWashington: Le Show is archived for RealPlayer.
Fard: I turn down the sound and fill in the words myself. It seems to make more sense
Elayne: So that was what, Monday? Haven't seen a column since.
Bone-E-Boi: Groucho got around, if you know what I mean.
Dr. Headphones: harpo got asquare
Bone-E-Boi: His mother, of course, was the actress Norma Shearer.
cease: groucho and norma shearer?
Bone-E-Boi: I'm surprised she didn't end up in a Marx Brothers movie.
TweenyGoesToWashington: That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
cease: what we need these days are The Marx Sisters
Dexter Fong: Stick around Tweeny, you'll hear more
Dr. Headphones: the movie would have been shot in their pajamas, of course
TweenyGoesToWashington: Marx Bros & WC Fields endure. I wish the same for the FST boys.
cease: well groucho stars in my latest radio play, so i'll see what i can do.
Bone-E-Boi: Harpo never got caught. Sneaky.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with LiliLamont close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:44 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
cease: good point, tweeny, and they have
cease: hey lili
Fard: Hi Lil
Dexter Fong: Hey Lili
Dr. Headphones: yo, lili!
Elayne: Evenin' Lili!
cease: 2 places used WC Fields as a character so....
Bone-E-Boi: FST shall endure.
LiliLamont: Hi, all. Doc wanted me to let you know that he will be alittle late.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Evenin mam'
||||||||| 9:45 PM: ddywllapp jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Dr. Headphones: hi, dd
Elayne: Hey ddy!
Dr. Headphones: i'd bet it's llanwydd in drag ;)
Bone-E-Boi: The test of time. [play the sound effect, Fred]
cease: he's leaving his beloved pool hall to hang with us, lili?
TweenyGoesToWashington: Any chance FST will release something new before the election?
LiliLamont: And I, unfortunately, am trying to finish a document that has caused me to pull all nighters for the last two nights. The things I'll do for money...
Dexter Fong: Lili: You know...We got trouble...right here in Firesign chat City...we got trouble, and that starts with "T" and that rhymes with "P" , and that stands for Pool
ddywllapp: sorry, I've gone dylpexic
LiliLamont: Dex: That's why Doc is late. What else would keep him?
Bone-E-Boi: Pool? Like a dead pool? Can I bet against myself? How do I collect?
TweenyGoesToWashington: Skinny dipping in the gene pool again, Dex?
Dr. Headphones: lili: did you think he was having an affair until you found chalk on his hand?
Merlyn LeRoy: tweeny: I'm not sure; I think they're waiting to see if they can come to terms with the new liberal radio network
Dexter Fong: Why before you know it< Doc will be sitting on a horse
LiliLamont: Yes, cease, and also because he hasn't seen much of me lately, either.
Dexter Fong: Still in PA Lili?
LiliLamont: DH: No, I know better. It's too easy to get along with me.
ddywllapp: I'm late too. It happens
Bone-E-Boi: I mean if I bet I'll die on a certain day and I die on that day. How do I collect?
cease: do you go back to ottawa, lili, or is that job finished?
Dexter Fong: BEB: Set your clock ahead
Dr. Headphones: or, set on your clock with your behind
Bone-E-Boi: My clock speed is slow.
Dr. Headphones: overclock and cool with liquid nitrogen
Dexter Fong: Notice also, Yam and the KDog are missing
ddywllapp: easy, bone-e. Bet against yourself
TweenyGoesToWashington: “We must look forward to the future, or past to the back.”
TweenyGoesToWashington: Dan Quayle
Bone-E-Boi: Nitrus oxide? That'll clock ya.
LiliLamont: Dex: No, thank grid. I have been home this week with documentation to crank out, and next week I don't have to be there because the EMC folks are still configuring the storage array, and Veritas doesn't know when they will be coming in. I think I may be tapped to do the Veritas configuration. Gotta dust off that particular skill.. I am going back on Feb.1. It's actually a big job.
Fard: Live in the Future, it's coming up right now!
cease: with proctor and the other 18th century heads
||||||||| It's 9:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Woody One - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: hanging with doc beddoes
Dexter Fong: Ave, Woody
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dave inside, makes a note of the time (9:50 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
ddywllapp: poor woody
Dexter Fong: Hi Dave
Elayne: Evenin' Dave!
Dave: hello folks
Fard: Hi Dave!
ddywllapp: what do the yaws look like anyway?
cease: hey dave
Dr. Headphones: dave isn't here, man
TweenyGoesToWashington: What up, Dave?
ddywllapp: hey dave
LiliLamont: Greetings, Dave. Salutations, too.
Dave: oh I feel so loved
cease: hey kend, did you find out if the frontline is new?
Bone-E-Boi: I drift into unconsciousness... No sleep last night. All-nighter.
Bone-E-Boi: Nite.
cease: was it night all night?
LiliLamont: Dave: You damn well better. ;-)
cease: did it have a choice?
Dexter Fong: Dave: Message for you
Dr. Headphones: cat: i think so. but i can't swear to it. page says "9 months after the fall of saddam..." so i'm assuming it's current
TweenyGoesToWashington: We were just discussing how we might use Tessering (see A Wrinkle in Time) to get ourselves out of this mess.
Bone-E-Boi: I've been up all night watching myself on the television.
Dexter Fong: Night then BEB
cease: aha. i'll watch it then. at some point i'll get tired of watching dallas beat the lakers
Elayne: Night Thomas!
ddywllapp: hope I can sleep as well as you tonight. I ran out of ambien
Dr. Headphones: later, bone
Fard: Later, Bone
Elayne: Well, if it's drugs you need, Llan, the doctor can help!
cease: by bone
Dr. Headphones: llan: i've got some vicodin here
ddywllapp: but I have trazepam
TweenyGoesToWashington: Loved your scriptures, Tom!
Dexter Fong: E: The Doctor's playing pool
Elayne: Let's ask Rush for some of his oxytoxy!!
Bone-E-Boi: aka the bonester aka the bone man aka the bore... bone
ddywllapp: nite bone
Dr. Headphones: pam looks great on that trapeze
LiliLamont: I'm going to have nightmares of writing tech docs, especially if I don't get back to it. I'll have to poke my head in intermittantly.
Bone-E-Boi: the bore man cometh
cease: just read an article on that in today's salon
Bone-E-Boi: bone
ddywllapp: nite bone's connected to the light bone
Fard: I always wondered how he got his first name ??? Rush...hmmm?
||||||||| 9:54 PM: Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Elayne: Evenin' Yam!
cease: maybe it's like Flash Gordon
||||||||| "Hey Bone-E-Boi!" ... Bone-E-Boi turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:54 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Fard: Yi Yammi
cease: hey yammy
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: oi
Dr. Headphones: mr. yam, herro
TweenyGoesToWashington: Not to be torturing US!
||||||||| Catherwood leads shoes for the dead inside, makes a note of the time (9:54 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: for Industry!
Elayne: Hey shoes!
Dr. Headphones: welcome, sftd
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi enters at 9:55 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
shoes for the dead: may i see your passports, please?
ddywllapp: you take speedy cruiser boat?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Where's that mule I've been dreaming of?
cease: take it where?
Elayne: I'm sorry, my passport's off being color-coded.
Bone-E-Boi: Oh. You might as well look at this if you haven't seen it already. http://www.well.com/user/silly/day0.html I have no idea why I'm posting this here.
Dr. Headphones: shoes: mine is expired
TweenyGoesToWashington: The Goverment's got it. Pretty good music too...
Dexter Fong: Hey Yam
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I never had one
LiliLamont: Just don't remove my Canadian work permit.
Bone-E-Boi: Nite again.
cease: my fuckin passport's off colour
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Nite
TweenyGoesToWashington: Nite bone
TweenyGoesToWashington: My passport's cross-collateral.
cease: by again bone
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: You say good bye, I say hello
LiliLamont: Bon nuit, bone.
Bone-E-Boi: Hm. While I'm at it...
Dexter Fong: Night Again B-E-B
Fard: It doesn't look anything like you..?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: It never did
Dexter Fong: Dave: Thanks
shoes for the dead: didja all know christiana aguliera is just an anagram for uglier satanic hair?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: just as we thought
ddywllapp: lol!
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: What exactly does she do?
Fard: I thought it was a dessert topping
Bone-E-Boi: If you missed it. The world's largest Klein bottle. http://www.kleinbottle.com/images/giantKleinbotandCliff2.jpg That's Cliff Stoll, author of Silicon Snake Oil, posing with it. He sells Klein bottles in Berkeley. Where else?
Dexter Fong mutters must perform exorcism
Elayne: Saw that, Thomas (on your blog, I guess)...
Elayne: Ah shoes, you've found yourself one o' them anagram generators, eh? :)
shoes for the dead: no inside bone?
Bone-E-Boi: I thinking I'm repeating myself over and over again I wish I'd shut the fuck up and go to sleep.
cease: where is bone's blog?
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bone-E-Boi exits at 9:59 PM.
Elayne: Hang on.
TweenyGoesToWashington: The whisky tax in Barbaria is...
Elayne: http://armagost.blogspot.com/
Dr. Headphones: i'm back. had cat in my lap, farting up a storm. had to leave the room for a few
Dexter Fong: equal to the Barber tax in Whiskeyville
cease: eat or be eaten. not what i wanted to be reminded of
ddywllapp: I'd rather have sheep glands
TweenyGoesToWashington: I squeezed it from my own sheep.
Fard: Squeeze the sheep, we can get a little more tax out of this herd
cease: makes me hungry
Elayne: Don't talk to me about cats and digestive tracts.... we had to have Datsa roto-rootered on Monday, he nearly died.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
shoes for the dead: no, second ha nd like this pikle
Dr. Headphones: i don't need no second hand pickle!
TweenyGoesToWashington: Far out, Catherwood...
Fard: Don't pull his paw now!
Dexter Fong: Ken: This one has great big bumps on it
Merlyn LeRoy: my pickle watch needs a second hand
cease: how is he now, el?
Elayne: Cat, he still hasn't "been" to the litter box, so we'll be calling the vet again. Takes his medicine very well though.
Elayne: And he looks happy and pain-free.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I had to have Stevie done that way when he got lost once
Dr. Headphones: i think that cat has "the heartbreak of" psoriasis. dry flaky skin, losing hair on ears, etc.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: poor fella
TweenyGoesToWashington: Have you considered Loosner's castor oil flakes? Long in the leaf and short in the can.
Elayne: Tweeny, the medicine's not far from that sort of thing. :)
Dr. Headphones: roll me one and i'll take a hit
TweenyGoesToWashington: Sorry, I wouldn't find it funny if it was my pet...
Fard: Long on the can and skip the leaves
Elayne: He's an old boy, he's lived a pretty good life so far. He's around 11-12, my first cat only lived till 12.
cease: ernie lived so long i'll be spoiled for my next cat
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I have a 10 yr old cat
Elayne: Cat, remember Gypsy Doctor? That was my first baby. Died of cancer.
Dr. Headphones: my oldest now is about 7
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I've known many cats named "Ernie"
Dr. Headphones: ok, frontline is coming on, i'll read but might not contribute much for a while.
cease: a female actually. lived 21 years
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Snoopy=10 Steve/Kathy=7 Rob Roy/Tommy=2
cease: hmm, lakers tied with dalas. this wont last
Elayne: It's all that good Vancouver living, Cat. :)
cease: Ernie had a brother named Bert. you can see where we got those names
shoes for the dead: you guys must be rolling in soap
cease: i think it was the bonito rice, el. our dog lived to be 17
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I got a little Karmic reminder that things are not nearly as bad as I think they are, I had to replace an oxygen machine for a lady whose house burnt down.
cease: very karmic, yammy
Elayne: Wow, yam.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: That happens now and agin
Dr. Headphones: merl: if i go to the sitting room, will i get cut off for inaction?
TweenyGoesToWashington: And here we are a the FST pet sematary. Brother McRuff will take you on the tour.
shoes for the dead: smoker, yam/
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: no
shoes for the dead: her?
ddywllapp: why not sit here in the waiting room?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: dunno what happened, she was very upset with it all and I didn't ask
cease: fst pet cemetary? is that like 6 feet under
Fard: Put the Phones on Doctor and do the Frontline!
Dr. Headphones: i'm going to try it anyway. will return in a while
Elayne: Robin found a new game, he's fascinated by it.
||||||||| Dr. Headphones sneaks away to The Sitting Room...
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: If you do frontline, you won't have flees
TweenyGoesToWashington: 6 Little Feat? Saw them in D.C.
Dexter Fong: What is it E?
Elayne: http://www.blokus.com
shoes for the dead: gott prepare another canvas, brb
||||||||| Dr. Headphones walks in and says "It's 10:09 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
Dexter Fong: SHoes: Are you on a sailing ship?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Hmm comes in Palm® flava
Merlyn LeRoy: wasn't paying attention, 'phones. No, you won't get cut off if you go to another room and do nothing
Elayne: This one is quicker: http://www.blokus.com/blokus/index.html
Dexter Fong: ,,,and where's that little cabin boy
TweenyGoesToWashington: Nancy's consulting a hortoculturalist to see when the missiles will bloom.
Merlyn LeRoy: also, catherwood should do his hourly time announcement in all occupied rooms, I think
Dexter Fong: YOu can lead a hor to culture but you can't make her think
cease: the froggy one?
Dexter Fong: Merl: All at once or sequentially?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: We will Occupy ALL rooms, We're US PLUS
Dexter Fong: We invented the idea of Roooms
TweenyGoesToWashington: We own the idea of chat rooms.
cease: i think your country is becoming US Minus
ddywllapp: just checked out "blokus". Is it anything like checkers?
Fard: US Plus SSR equals Russia?
cease: firesign will have to update
TweenyGoesToWashington: And for a small monthly fee, you too can be an American.
Merlyn LeRoy: sequentially, but no pause between them
Dexter Fong: Cat: Please don't send us any more Mad Cows
Fard: Going for cup of coffee, BRB
Merlyn LeRoy: mad about that beef
Merlyn LeRoy: how now macow
Dr. Headphones: http://www.pimpworks.org/misc/madcow.swf
ddywllapp: brb2
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:12 PM and llanwydd steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: if i had some more, i would, dex
llanwydd: that's better
cease: just when you thought the war with the cows was over
TweenyGoesToWashington: That'd be cool. A weekly FST update for RealPlay on the election.
shoes for the dead: wow the lights went off and i missed everything
TweenyGoesToWashington: Hey L...
cease: really? when does this start?
Merlyn LeRoy: Did you know that "bushing" is a term from a WA statute? It means to lure someone into a bad deal: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/157597_bushing22.html
||||||||| doctec sneaks in around 10:14 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Elayne: Llan, it's not really like checkers, it's more like you need to fill up the board before your opponent.
cease: the former zinc bushing company...
TweenyGoesToWashington: Sort of on the premise of the Roccoco/Bradshaw theme.
cease: and speaking of company, hi doc
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: E I got the Palm flavor
Elayne: It reminds me more of Scrabble only with colors and shapes.
doctec: hey, is this the place where everyone dresses alike and follows each other around?
Elayne: Hi Tom! How was billards tonight?
Dexter Fong: Hi Doc: Sit down and wipe the chalk from your hands
shoes for the dead: hey doc
doctec: hey, is this the place where everyone dresses alike and follows each other around?
Merlyn LeRoy: no, that's ROTC
Elayne: More than you know, Tom.
Dexter Fong: 'ere's an echo in here
doctec: i totally kicked ass playing 9-ball tonight - SUPER, thanks for ASKING!!!!!!!
doctec: i totally kicked ass playing 9-ball tonight - SUPER, thanks for ASKING!!!!!!!
doctec: i totally kicked ass playing 9-ball tonight - SUPER, thanks for ASKING!!!!!!!
doctec: is there an echo in here?
Dexter Fong: 'cho in here
Merlyn LeRoy: no
Merlyn LeRoy: no
Merlyn LeRoy: no
Dexter Fong: ear
Dexter Fong: ear
Merlyn LeRoy: oh, yes
Dexter Fong: ear
Dexter Fong: es
cease: you're the pool god, doc
TweenyGoesToWashington: The patented Springfield repeating chat rifle.
Merlyn LeRoy: you won at 9 ball, and hitler only had 1
llanwydd: this must be the portrait gallery instead of the waiting room
Dexter Fong: Well we've run that into the ground...ound...ound
cease: Bridgeport Fats as it were
doctec: now batting (atting - atting) the center fielder (eilder eilder) manny mota (ota ota ota ota)
Dexter Fong: Merl: Goering, he had none at all
TweenyGoesToWashington: Welcome to side 6.
cease: Manny Mota was my last Favourite Dodger, when i was a fan
Dexter Fong: Sounds racist to me Dave =))
shoes for the dead: and it's a blunt to right field!!
doctec: cat, i have no allusions: there are 40 million people who play billiards once a week, of those 10 million shoot in leagues - out of 10 million, i can't possibly be all that good - i'm probably just over the hump of the bell curve
Merlyn LeRoy: no, göering had two but they were small; Himmler had something similar, and poor old Göebbels had no balls at all
doctec: gobbles!!!!!!
doctec: gobbles!!!!!!
Fard: Better than shooting ducks
Dexter Fong: Merl: Thank you for clarifying that. Is it gonna be on the final? =)
TweenyGoesToWashington: They picked the up at the Graverobber's RS.
Merlyn LeRoy: gobbles wanted to attack turkey
doctec: (hmm, if i click reload, it re-submits what i type)
Elayne: I'm married to an Englishman, he likes watching them billiards.
Elayne: We've been getting a kick lately out of the trick-shot championships, forget what channel they show that on.
Merlyn LeRoy: that's your browser's fault, not my software
cease: is Robin from London, el?
doctec: i have to go and get a slice of the SWELL PIZZA i bought for lili and me to chow down - brb
Merlyn LeRoy: unless it is
Elayne: Cat, he's from around the Brighton area. Born in Bexhill-on-the-Sea, raised in Lewes.
doctec: (elayne: that would be either espn or espn2)
TweenyGoesToWashington: So that's where the bat cave is!
llanwydd: did you hold the anchovies?
Fard: Robin....Hood?
Elayne: Yeah, probably Cat.
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ddywllapp - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Wow, Robin just won his second game in a row of Blokus, and he's only played 2.
Elayne: Fard - Robin, my husband. :)
Fard: Ok
cease: the subway tour of london thing in Neverwhere made me more interested in seeing the city
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Does Robin know the Dreaded batter Pudding Hurler..he was from Bexhill-on-the-Sea
cease: he talked on the minneapolis interview how fans had told him their visits to london was vastly enhanced by his book or tv show, which i guess came first
TweenyGoesToWashington: Fan of Steel Eye Span, Elayne?
Dexter Fong: Steely Spam?
cease: this pbs thing looks brittish
Elayne: I'm not sure what either of you is talking about, Dex and Tweeny. :)
Elayne: I actually know a couple Steel Eye Span songs.
cease: Frontline goes BBC?
Elayne: Rob said they did a bit with Peter Sellers.
TweenyGoesToWashington: Only if Maddy Pryor's serving dinner.
Dexter Fong: E: But have you ever had a Batter Pudding
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Hah, I lost my firstr one :P
Elayne: Dex, I still don't know what you're talking about.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I can see that being quite entertaining
TweenyGoesToWashington: Really good folk-rock band from the U.K. Thought you might be familiar.
Dexter Fong: Elayne: It's a Goon SHow title
Elayne: Is it like a bread and butter pudding, Robin wants to know.
Elayne: He does have a lot of Sellers, but not a lot of Goon Show.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: coffe brb
Dexter Fong: E: MOre like a Blanc Mange, I'd think
Elayne: He was never that big on Milligan, he says.
Dexter Fong: E: THen he doesn't have a lot of Sellers
Elayne: He can appreciate the cleverness of what Milligan did, but he just didn't tickle Rob's funny bone as much as the Sellers stuff.
cease: bergman's buddy
doctec: yes, i can vouch for that - robyn was nice enough to make me dat copies of his three peter sellers cds some time ago
llanwydd: is b&b pudding the same as bread pudding, E?
cease: i can see that, el
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm disappointed that my mac setup can't do a proper Czech "C" to spell Karel Čapek, inventor of the word robot
doctec: goodness gracious me
Elayne: Not quite, Llan.
TweenyGoesToWashington: No true Iowa cowhard would leave his Sellers undefended in such dangerous times...
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: That's a mac fer ya
Dexter Fong: Bed & Breakfast Pudding
llanwydd: Blanc Manges eat Scottish tennins players
Elayne: Tom, that would be 4 Peter Sellers CDs. :)
cease: i thought it already was a czech word, merl, he just used it in a new way
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: =))
doctec: was it 4? i thought it was 3
Elayne: Good one, Tweeny. ;)
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Only if they're from the planet skyron in the Galaxy of Andromeda
doctec: it's been a while since i played them
Merlyn LeRoy: I think robota meant work, but he created the word robot
llanwydd: lol
Merlyn LeRoy: automaton and android already existed
cease: i see
doctec: skyron - populated by enrons?
cease: also other useful senses
Elayne: Tom, I think Rob has them in his randomized CD players, so they come up when he's working and playing his CDs.
doctec: let's hope not
Elayne: I think the CD player/changers are becoming sentient, by the way.
shoes for the dead: merlyn, how do i do an umlaud?
TweenyGoesToWashington: Do they call it the Iowa caucases because mostly white people vote?
Merlyn LeRoy: It depends on your keyboard; the software will try to figure out what the metacharacter is
doctec: randomized cd players - does that mean at one instant it's a panasonic, the next instant it's a sony
||||||||| 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 Bambi disembarks at 10:27 PM.
doctec: ?
||||||||| Donk7 waltzes in at 10:27 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Skyron is populated by man eating Tennis playing Blancmanges who mean to win Wibelton, so they're turining the entire population of England ito scotsmen
Elayne: Hey Bambi!
cease: hey bambi
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi, been awhile
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: oi
Bambi: Howdy all!
TweenyGoesToWashington: Hey Bambi
||||||||| ah,clem enters at 10:27 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Bambi: Hey Don
Elayne: Hi Clem!
Donk7: hey Bambi
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: "Daddy's Turned into A Scotsman"
doctec: hi bambi - howz thumper?
ah,clem: hello dear friend,
Dexter Fong: Hey Clem
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Mr LEWELLYN?!?"
cease: and ah clem too
Bambi: Hi ah,clem ;)
Fard: Ah, Hi clem
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: ah, Clem
Merlyn LeRoy: you can copy & paste an umlaut from our selection here: äëïöüÄËÏÖÜ
ah,clem )
llanwydd: Hy bamb
doctec: yammy: ilol - i remember that python bit - thanks for triggering the memories
Merlyn LeRoy: lots of lauts
Bambi: how's everyone doing this fine cold night (18 for a low tonight scheduled for VA)
shoes for the dead: thanks merlyn
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Had to be one of the best
doctec: getting more SWELL PIZZA - brb
TweenyGoesToWashington: Siberia has apparently moved to New England.
Fard: They're a sorry laut
Dr. Headphones: hi, jim and fran. i'm watching tv, just reading this for the most part.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Graham Chapman's finest moment, IMO
Bambi: hi Ken
ah,clem: ok, hi Ken
Bambi: good to see everyone
Bambi: missed the last few weeks
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Got off work too late for swelled pizza
Merlyn LeRoy: you can't see me, this is ASCII
cease: Flying Circus was what Firesign Could have been, if they ever had a tv show and a serious budget
Elayne: And dressed like women more.
Merlyn LeRoy: python's TV show was pretty low budget
Bambi: LOL, very true Merlyn
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Firesign would have been different
doctec: how can i hear what you ascii?
Dexter Fong: And talked about cheese
Elayne: Yes, cheese.
llanwydd: I think "Swell Pizza" would have been a good name for a pizzeria in 1960
Elayne: I got lots of cheese today.
Bambi: or at least just text ;)
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Python was VERY british
TweenyGoesToWashington: Dunno, there's something about radio theatre...
doctec: and fewer drug references
Merlyn LeRoy: not enough snow to ascii around here
ah,clem: we had a nice dinner to celebrate the year of the mokey, (my year)
Dexter Fong: Yam: Damn, I thought they were from England
cease: you can see flashes of it in Hot Shorts and the Yolks flick
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective P Dex
ah,clem: monkey evn
cease: Mo has a key?
TweenyGoesToWashington: Mokey cheese? Sorry sir, we're fresh out...
Bambi: radio theatre leaves intelligence to the listener to 'get the picture' ... a lost art with video
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: GWB
cease: i thought he split it with the sound effects elf
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Year of the monekey in the white house
Dexter Fong sidles towards the kitchen for a refill
cease: yes, radio is a superior medium, but why not create works of genius in many media, many genres ala neil gaiman?
Bambi: year of the monkey everywhere since the 21st
Merlyn LeRoy: welcome to the monkey house
ah,clem: gone to google today? there is a monkey...
Bambi smiles
cease: princess mone no key?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Too Much Monkey Business
TweenyGoesToWashington: If people only knew that this is the Texas Banking Scandel, Part Deux...
ah,clem :)
doctec: gnocci?
Merlyn LeRoy: I went sailing by the Hmong Keys...
Dr. Headphones: gnosticism :)
cease: yes, even the canuck google
Elayne: I'm gonna monkey-- um, mosey out of here for the night. See you next week, folks!
Merlyn LeRoy: peter tork for vice president
llanwydd: speaking of radio theatre, if anyone's interested, started a Yahoo discussion group about "Lights Out". Remember that one? The group is called laterthanyouthink. Feel free to join
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: ha!
cease: by el
doctec: gnostic glue stick
ah,clem: bye, El!
Fard: Bye E!!
Merlyn LeRoy: ok llan
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: I saw Peter Tork in concert in '98
doctec: nite eeeeeee
TweenyGoesToWashington: I met a gnost once. Gave me directions to oktoberfest.
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Buy E!
Elayne: Night all!
||||||||| 10:34 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
llanwydd: well we WERE talking about radio theatre
doctec: problem was, it was november
shoes for the dead: bbfn, the antelope exit is coming up in 1/32 of a mile
llanwydd: Pete must be getting on
TweenyGoesToWashington: I'd use a Tork wench for that one.
llanwydd: nite E
||||||||| shoes for the dead departs at 10:35 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
doctec: were we TALKING about radio theatre or TPING about radio theatre?
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Actually passed a couple of words wityh him, not an unpleasant person
Merlyn LeRoy: bye shoes, don't forget to wear umlauts on your mukluks
cease: by shoes
Dexter Fong: Ilan: SOunds like you're kind of a fan of OTR
doctec: TYPING
Bambi: night Elayne and shoes for the dead
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Hell he looked fresh off the TV show
llanwydd: gouda point, doc
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: Niteoll
llanwydd: Some of it. I particularly like "Lights Out"
doctec: night oil, eye wash and lip stiffener
Donk7: X-One is also great otr
TweenyGoesToWashington: You are referring to the California Energy Crisis?
cease: arch ogler
Dave: I love OTR, don't have to see it
Dexter Fong: Ilan: It was one of the better shows..good writing...good actors...good production
llanwydd: Mr. O
Bambi: I really like OTR too, there are some great OTR shows ... I particularly like the scifi and mystery theatre types
cease: yes, that's my fave, donk7
doctec: x the unknown
ah,clem: we run OTR all weeend on skybirdradio, LL (net feed)
cease: that and benny
cease: fred allen good too
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: well, I'm tired, so I'm gonna schplit
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective: ter all
Fard: Yight Yammie!
||||||||| Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective exits at 10:37 PM.
TweenyGoesToWashington: See ya, Y
cease: by yam
Bambi: night Yam
doctec: he schplitzed
Dexter Fong: OI Yam
llanwydd: how did I never hear about skybird? I mean read
llanwydd: good nite yam
doctec: now who's gonna clean up the mess?
ah,clem: Skybird Radio/FNL Listen Live:
Bambi: fred allen, phil harris and of course george burns too
TweenyGoesToWashington: Well, I have to deflate and wait for the next arrival. Been fun folks...
||||||||| At 10:38 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, TweenyGoesToWashington!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
llanwydd: thanks clem
Bambi: george and gracie were very funny
Bambi: night rocky
ah,clem: np
cease: by tween
Dexter Fong: See yah Tweeny
Fard: LAter Tween
doctec: tweeny tweens again
Bambi: night Tweeny
cease: this is turning into Return of the King. endless goodbyes
llanwydd: gracie was the funniest woman who ever lived
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: Bambi: DId you ever hear the B&A episode with Richard Widmark?
ah,clem: night, don't get deflated...
doctec: i always thought very highly of fred allen - sharp satirical stuff, but with heart
cease: you may be right, llan
Bambi: no, I haven't Dex ... I would love that, I really enjoy Richard Widmark
doctec: back in a sec
Dexter Fong: Bam: It was IMHO absolutely one of the best ones they ever did
Bambi: yes, he was so much fun doc
cease: does doc get half a goodbye for his momentary departure?
Bambi: would love to hear some of those Dex
ah,clem: old urns and allen one of our regular features
Bambi: do you know if any are available on the web?
ah,clem: buns
ah,clem: burns
Merlyn LeRoy: I like fred allen, too
ah,clem: een
Dexter Fong: Bam: Do you mean for down loading..dunno, but kinda doubt it
Bambi: have you ever heard Boston Blackie and Box 13?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with klokwkdog-sickle close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:41 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
cease: blackie yes, box no
ah,clem: 13
Bambi: hi klok
Fard: Hey Sic-Dog
klokwkdog-sickle: gad, all these parentheticals tonight!
Bambi: they are both lots of fun
klokwkdog-sickle: yellow all
Dexter Fong: Yeah, Bam..I grew up with radio and have listened to the Golden Age of Radio on WBAI for years
cease: there's something about fred allen's voice. as soon as you heard it you started laughing
Bambi: both detective types
cease: hi klok
cease: hi klok
Dexter Fong: Hey KDog
ah,clem: getting dangerous, Klock?
cease: i think austin mentioned boston blackie as an early influence on nick danger
Dexter Fong: Bam: I've got a bunch or URLs for internet OTR, if you want, I'll send them to you when I get a chance
klokwkdog-sickle: Dex - I enjoyed Bochan's "A Shortcut Through 2003" recently; very nice!
Dexter Fong: of
cease: i dont remember most of that detective stuff though, not my favoured genre
ah,clem: (why the sickle?)
Dr. Headphones: hi klok. down to 3 here, not sure how low it will go. watching tv and reading this before it scrolls off the top, rarely saying anything though. frontline on pbs, "search for wmd" (and the politicians who lie about them)
cease: you mean actual archived shows, dex?
klokwkdog-sickle: getting frigging cold, Clem!
ah,clem: ok, got it,
ah,clem: LOL
Bambi: Dex, I would really appreciate that
Bambi: thanks
Dexter Fong: Klok: Bochan is an amazing producer and Holds the Order of the Golden Razor Blade in the tape splicing games for years
llanwydd: I grew up in northern NJ and I don't remember hearing WBAI
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Maybe you weren't listening
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, I heard it on WPKN, then re-visited it at http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/01/1612241&mode=thread&tid=25
klokwkdog-sickle: just to see it again
Dexter Fong: 99.5 on the FM dial
llanwydd: I heard about it though. Somebody called it an "underground" station
klokwkdog-sickle: I think NJ jams it, Dex
Dexter Fong: Not really, Pacifica Radio network..highly fractious and left and oft times insufferable
Bambi: I spent much of my youth at the Jersey Shore Illanwydd
Donk7: wpkn is my favorite station
klokwkdog-sickle: i think it's actually on a multi-floor building
Fard: Downstair at the Ole Grid Building?
Donk7: where are you located klok
Dexter Fong: Consult your GPS
Fard: Oss was at BAI in the late fifties?
llanwydd: I went there in the summer. Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant
Dexter Fong: Hi! THis is Northstar...we're listening to everything you say
ah,clem: server was down on Saturday, did run a show Sunday, I can re run it if anyone wants to listen
cease: this sounds like bride of firesign
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Go in the winter...less crowded
Bambi: Been to all those places Illanwydd, lived closer south by Seaside
klokwkdog-sickle: Rhode Island
Dexter Fong: Used to go surfing at Seaside Heights
Donk7: do you get WPKN in RI or do you listen on the Net
Bambi: Yes, lots of folks enjoyed doing that Dex :)
Bambi: we used to go to the state park at the end near barnegat inlet
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, Ken, it's extremely not warm here. I think it is time for the Canadians to take back this stupid jet stream. i'm no longer amused. seriously not amused
klokwkdog-sickle: on the net
klokwkdog-sickle: donk
Bambi: I hear ya klok ... I am not either!
klokwkdog-sickle: except right now, the connection is munged, for the last week and a half
Dexter Fong: Bam: There was a motel at the extreme south end of Seaside Heights..right next to the state park
llanwydd: I was born in Hackensack and grew up in Hackettstown
klokwkdog-sickle: which exit?
cease: drivin like a fool back to hackensack, drinkin his dinner from a paper sack
Dexter Fong: Last exit, Brooklyn
klokwkdog-sickle: (the only thing I know to say in NJspeak)
Donk7: i listen to wpkn on the net now too, but you are right it's been bad the last few weeks
llanwydd: don't remember, but H'town is right off rt 80
cease: Last Exit to Fresno, the one magic mushroom show i dont have, alas
doctec: no exit
doctec: no exit
Donk7: I live in georgia now, but used to live in guilford, ct
klokwkdog-sickle: go to the guestbook and complain, donk. eventually, they'll fix it
Dexter Fong: Armenians
Dexter Fong: Armenians
Bambi: I have been there too Illanwydd ... have been to most places in NJ at one time or another
Donk7: i did too klok :)
Bambi: my father was stationed at Fort Dix
klokwkdog-sickle: i call harry and he tends to think it's my end. you can turn on the RealAudio "playback statiistics" tool to see the dropouts
Dexter Fong: Bam: I was stationed at fort dix...is it possible....?
klokwkdog-sickle: how far is that from Fort IX, Bambi?
Dave: hey I think my dad was there as well bambi
llanwydd: everyone's father was stationed at Fort Dix. So was my father
Bambi: my father's family summer house is where we lived. his family mainly lived in Metuchen
klokwkdog-sickle: you dickens you, Fong!
Dexter Fong: Dave: I could be your Uncle then
Donk7: harry is great, i love it when he does a show, he loves the 1930's music
Bambi: too far klok LOL!
Dexter Fong: Bam: YOur father had a summer house at Fort Dix
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, I was pissed that i couldn't hear Victor Pacherra's jazz show the last 2 weeks very well
Bambi: ah, no Dex ... at the Jersey Shore
llanwydd: My father was at Ft D long before he lived in NJ
Dexter Fong: Ilan: If he was at Dix, he lived in NJ
Bambi: I think just about every army recruit spent time at Fort Dix at one time or another LOL
Dexter Fong: If you can call that living
llanwydd: good point dex
Dave: when's this Harry guy on?
Donk7: i like thurdays, rod richardson in the morning and mrs harry minot in the afternoon
klokwkdog-sickle is watching whatever's on CBS right now and it's awful. who writes this stuff? (I hear the actors whining in the background)
Donk7: harry just fills in from time to time , he's the station manager
Dexter Fong sings, "I'm just a hairy guy"
Bambi: yeah, it was a depressing looking base, and used for basic training ... and of course Maguire AFB was on the base too
llanwydd: Hackettstown was far less urban than the metro area
Fard: and Bebop Loco at night....
cease: i'm watching frontline, apparently bbc thing
doctec listening to kcrw feed with lili
klokwkdog-sickle: dave: Harry Minot is the only paid employee. He's hardly ever on except as a fill-in DJ when one of the 104 others aren't available
Bambi: preferred the Jersey Shore to Metuchen any day ... too much like city for my liking
Dexter Fong: Fard: I thought the Empress was on at night?
cease: i caught a few minutes of the "debate" on atc earlier
Fard: She's sick
doctec: dave: he also makes appearances during the pledge drives
klokwkdog-sickle: his wife does the 2-5:30PM Thursday show, though; sometimes he slips '30s jazz in there via her
llanwydd: I miss the boardwalk at Asbury
Dexter Fong: Fard: The 24 E
Dexter Fong: hour Ebola again?
Fard: boli call-in
doctec: bix biederbeck, fats waller...
Dexter Fong: skinny ennis
Bambi: yeah, it was a nice walk there
doctec: eye bowla - the one and the zero
Fard: and Louis
klokwkdog-sickle can't watch PBS right now; the local PBS station does not carry prime programming due to its impoverished state
Dexter Fong: ...and his lawyer
cease: bush is scary, even for someone who grew up doing drop drill
Dexter Fong: Cat: Was that when you were dropping accid
Bambi: I really liked the early evening at the Island Beach State Park after all the tourists left for the day.
cease: i grew up with people who were proud to be stupid, but they didnt get to be president
klokwkdog-sickle: (but I had an epiphany last night -- with much tinfoil, I achieved HDTV reception of WGBH Boston and WCVB-DT: Channels 19 and 20 at >50 miles!)
cease: i'm watching this frontline thing.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Tinfoil hat?
cease: who needs bummers when you have Bush?
klokwkdog-sickle: no, little bowties, Dex
Dexter Fong: Klok: Those are nice..I like them with pancetta
Dr. Headphones: ok, show over. a good one. watch the replay on the web later, klok
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: night Dave
llanwydd: Funny, I've noticed myself how many people are proud to be stupid. They're called rednecks. I'm proud to act stupid but I'm really not
Fard: Dave's not here!
ah,clem: in honor of all you "Jersey" people, I am running a salute to jersey from Jean Sheppard on skybird.
cease: yes i missed first few minutes, will watch it on the seattle station later
klokwkdog-sickle: i think HDTV is going to be a serious problem for the cable companies: most can't carry it and it's seriously close to cable quality when it's not sending HDTV signal
Dexter Fong: talk to you Dave
Bambi: LOL
klokwkdog-sickle: nite dave
cease: good one, fard
Bambi: cool!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bambi: thanks clem ... shep had lots to of fun with NJ
Dexter Fong: I didn't hear him enter
llanwydd: nite dave
klokwkdog-sickle: Dex - when I got up in the NE in the early '80s, I freaked out over pasta filling an entire aisle in the grocery store
doctec: it was nice hooking up with y'all - lili apologizes for not being able to chat more, she's got a heavy work deadline she's dealing with - and i'm fading fast (did not get a lot of sleep last night)
Bambi: wow, catherwood is ahead of himself ...
klokwkdog-sickle: had no idea what all those funny things were
doctec: nite dave
cease: all the best to you both, doc and lili
Bambi: heard that doc
Bambi: have a good one ... both you and lili
klokwkdog-sickle: nite DT, lili -- is she going wireless yet?
Dexter Fong: Night Doc and Lili
doctec: and nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................................
doctec: klok : soooooonnnnn!
Fard: The Doctor is OUt!
||||||||| 11:02 PM -- doctec left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Donk7: all jean shepherd shows are availbale for free download at http://www.shep-archives.com/
||||||||| At 11:02 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, LiliLamont!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
llanwydd: You know, I heard Jean Shephard the first time he told the story of Schwartz and Flick and the metal light pole
cease: really, donk?
Dexter Fong: Donk: How far back do those archives go, datewise
Donk7: 1956 i think
Bambi: that's a good one llanwydd
Donk7: hundreds of shows
Bambi: we played it over the holidays
llanwydd: It was in the early 70s on WOR in NYC
Dexter Fong: Donk: That would be before he came to NY if I'm correct
Bambi: yes, it's great llanwydd
ah,clem: pole story a good one LL.
klokwkdog-sickle: that's farther back than anyone's gone before. wait a minute. didn't Ashton Kucher use that line?
Dr. Headphones: dave told me on aol instant messenger to tell you all his browser locked up and he says "goodbye"
Donk7: show ended in 1976 i think, then he did a few years of commentary for NPR
klokwkdog-sickle: his browser said goodbye?
Dexter Fong: Thanks Ken: Tell him to use WD-40
ah,clem: I like the steel mill, with the 4 foot rats...
Merlyn LeRoy: ok hp
Bambi: ken, tell dave we said good night ... thanks for relaying
cease: nite dave
Bambi: gotta love Windows .... NOT
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Shep was on in 1956 or 7 in PHiladelphia, KYW Westinghouse, 50 thousand watter clear channel
Donk7: ashton kuchers girl friend goes a lot farther back than he does
Dr. Headphones: dave's not here, man :) he already signed off, went to shave. i've always wondered how blind people do that......
cease: yoga?
ah,clem: carefully
klokwkdog-sickle: Ken - Boston weather subchannel from 50 mi. out: http://members.cox.net/~bconverse/WCVB-Wx-j0002.jpg
Dexter Fong: Klok: They've got a weather channel for submarines now?
Dr. Headphones: not a bad screen capture, klok. looks better than my cable tv hookup
klokwkdog-sickle: some model on ABC last night: http://members.cox.net/~bconverse/WCVB-DT-j0009.jpg
Dr. Headphones: dex: it's ALWAYS 100% for them
klokwkdog-sickle: that's just the Wx channel. the other one is DT - stretch it vertically 100% and you'll see what i saw
Dexter Fong: Dive! Dive! Dive! This is captain Bob Arum speaking
llanwydd: Jean Shephard was a regular on WOR
Dr. Headphones: humidity, that is
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Yes, after he left Philly
Dr. Headphones: klok: rather distorted, but still i can see it's a man on a cow
Dexter Fong: Ken: Is the Cow Mad?
Bambi: yep, we play shep over the weekend during the OTR Weekend Marathon Illanwydd ... we really enjoy Shep.
Dexter Fong: Or is it consensual
klokwkdog-sickle: ken - this is hi-def on WGBH from 55 mi. out: http://members.cox.net/~bconverse/WGBH-Dx-j0003.jpg
Dr. Headphones: dex: just slightly pissed off ;) http://www.pimpworks.org/misc/madcow.swf
llanwydd: I remember the other regulars from back then. One was Bob and Ray. I used to tape their shows
klokwkdog-sickle: it doesn't look distorted here! ;-)
ah,clem: yup,
klokwkdog-sickle: interestingly, ABC uses 1280x720 progressive scan; CBS and PBS use 1920x1080 interlaced
Dexter Fong: Ken: 'ere's an echo in there
cease: i'm back. or is that front?
llanwydd: WOR used to have CBS Radio Mystery Theatre as well. I listened to that regularly for a while
klokwkdog-sickle: my monitor is only 1024x768, so it really doesn't matter: I can't watch either in full resolution...
Dr. Headphones: you mean they never settled on a standard format?
cease: oh, the hdtv riff again, klok?
klokwkdog-sickle: there are 14 possible, Ken
klokwkdog-sickle: Cat - I got a new toy; humor me awhile ;-)
Dr. Headphones: so if i buy one with 13 of them, the remaining one will become the "standard" and i'll have a nice paperweight :(
Dexter Fong: and 7 more than are unlikely
cease: earlier in the chat, i was watching a review of plasma tvs by the consumer reports guy. is plasma hdtv?
klokwkdog-sickle: yes and no Cat
Bambi: I love those too and we have many of those that we play too on Skybird
cease: i'm delighted for you, klok
cease: i was confused in japan. everyone has rectangular tvs now
klokwkdog-sickle: it's all $$$$$ and not worth it, AFAIC Cat
Bambi: as well as many of the ones we mentioned earlier and also some human read audio books of Sherlock Holmes too
Fard: The Doctor is OUt!
Dr. Headphones: rectangular tv? you mean my pentagonal one is not the right shape?
cease: yeah i do not want a new tv
klokwkdog-sickle: yes, I sent the thing on producing for HDTV, thinking you'd enjoy reading about blocking out shots and what lens quality is needed
cease: 16:9, eh?
Dexter Fong: Ken: Only for Black Masses
klokwkdog-sickle: yes
Fard: Later all
||||||||| At 11:13 PM, Fard runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: LIke the million man march
klokwkdog-sickle: nite Fard
cease: but i may have to shoot in that medium. i do have a 16:9 setting on my camera
llanwydd: are they all Sonys, cat?
Dr. Headphones: g'nite, fard
cease: by fard
Dexter Fong: Farewell Fard
Bambi: must be some really good stuff you got there ken ... pentagonal TV LOL
cease: me? no, i have little in the way of sonys, except of course my dat. i dont think anyone else makes them
Bambi: night fard
Dexter Fong: But the audio comes out backwards
Dr. Headphones: bambi: lots of folgers :)
Bambi smiles
klokwkdog-sickle: the one I like is the TI micromirror thing. it's just this little chip, a light bulb, a color wheel and a few mirrors and lenses and you get HDTV projection TV.
cease: oh, come to think of it, i do have some sort of sony analogue camcorder. got it from my parents when they were too blind to use it
cease: useless by modern standards
Dr. Headphones: damn, another farting cat in my lap. why do they ALL have gas tonight?
Dexter Fong: A sale?
klokwkdog-sickle: $3500 now, but it's nothing but smoke and mirrors, so I expect it to be $200 soon. No way I'll pay >$1000 for a TV set! Plasma? Hah!
Bambi: what did they eat today Ken?
Bambi: more table scraps maybe?
Bambi: more table scraps maybe?
Dexter Fong: Ken: Regular or high-test?
klokwkdog-sickle: quick Ken -- Hook 'em up to the pipeline. Gas prices at all-time high. Another Canadian plot
ah,clem: may be the pentagonal glasses he is wearing....
cease: we're good at plots
Dr. Headphones: ethyl :) not sure what diet changes have occurred
cease: places for the living is more of a problem
Bambi: some guy just spent $7000+ for a Sony plasma TV
cease: is that a record, bambi?
Bambi: I don't know how anyone can justify that ... but that's just me
Dr. Headphones: if i spend $7k, i don't want plasma, i want the whole blood!
Bambi: o
cease: like a van gogh?>
Dexter Fong: He who dies with the most toys probably leaves and really heavy charge account bill behind
cease: good one, kend
Bambi: heard of others that spent more, but never knew the person personally LOL
Dexter Fong: a really
Bambi: got that right Dex
Bambi: they can keep them at those prices
Bambi: not gonna catch me paying for R&D
Dexter Fong: Reading and Drugs?
cease: my 2 fave
Dr. Headphones: but, will you pay for R&B? wait, don't answer, if you order now, we'll throw in these knives too!
Bambi: LOL
cease: dope humour of the 70s. order now
Dexter Fong: Ken: show 'em what's behind the curtain
ah,clem: good one Ken
Dr. Headphones: dex: she doesn't have any clothing on. can't show that, might be kids watching ;)
Bambi: nope don't pay for that either ... we have plenty of the music we love that we have collected on various media over the years ... not gonna support the RIAA ever
klokwkdog-sickle: cat - I was given an old HDTV plug-in card for PCs. very cheap anyway. IMO only way to watch it right now. Huge TV sets a rip-off
Dexter Fong: Ken: Glad you told me
cease: not when they're free, klok
Dr. Headphones: of course, "she" behind the curtains is my kitten, beaner
klokwkdog-sickle: Bambi - they are going to put a tax on your phone bill, like everyone else.
cease: dont let toto near her
Dexter Fong: Or Kansas
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, it could come to that: the price of a light bulb and some mirrors and some $$$ cabinetry
llanwydd: starting to fade ghjfdkgfjdkifd
Dr. Headphones: i've started replacing my light bulbs with the $7 fluorescent ones, should last for years
cease: you're breaking up, llan
Dexter Fong: Reading you 5x7 Ilan
Merlyn LeRoy: I shoot my bulbs out too often for that
Dr. Headphones: ben and j.lo not engaged any more according to local news
Bambi: might come to that klok, but for now I am not supporting the extortionists .... I don't do filesharing either mainly due to security issues .... but they are despicable.
klokwkdog-sickle: have a good evening, then, Ilan
llanwydd: last time i broke up i went to pieces
Merlyn LeRoy: the shock killed ann miller
Dexter Fong: Merl: Gotta winterize them, let them rest is a cool dark place for at least 3 months before replanting
cease: sean connery as mcbeth?
Bambi: and I will not be very happy if they tax us all to pay for the music cartel
Dr. Headphones: tap dancing into eternity
cease: my the cbc is getting esoteric, even by its standards
Merlyn LeRoy: john cage's estate will get immensely rich
Dexter Fong: Merl: Care to explain the "ann miller" reference
klokwkdog-sickle: better than being Kate, Cat
Dr. Headphones: i wish i could get cbc. used to have relay from detroit (windsor) but not any more
Merlyn LeRoy: ann miller died today, that's all
llanwydd: sean connery should never do shakespeare
Bambi: we used to get cbc on cband too
ah,clem: I miss cbc, used to watch on c-band, then all but one feed wentdigital, I miss it.
klokwkdog-sickle: not sure you can watch it Ken, but radio is online for the taking
ah,clem: right
Dexter Fong: I didn't know that...have seen her several times live..at her age, she could still dance up a storm
Dr. Headphones: klok: i'll have to check that out, sometimes bbc gets too full of repeats and i turn it off
cease: agent 007: out out damned ought!
Dr. Headphones: dex: age 80, lung cancer.
cease: he's playing macbeth as we speak, though from a very old tv show
Dexter Fong: ummm...thanks Ken
klokwkdog-sickle: i only listen to Late Junction on BBC radio anyway, for the most part
Merlyn LeRoy: but don't believe her year of birth - she'd be 15 in Room Service, and she obviously isn't
cease: before colour tv was even dreamed of
klokwkdog-sickle: a young Connery playing MacBeth? wow
Dr. Headphones: merl: piece tonight on pbs newshour said she did start at age 13 in movies
cease: well, its better to see him get killed than the lakers
Dexter Fong: Merl: They grew up quick back in them days
cease: he looks around late 20s
klokwkdog-sickle: it's like McGoohan doing Starbuck in Moby Dick Rehearsed...
klokwkdog-sickle: before he developed his accent, Cat?
Dexter Fong: Is that the Moby Dick with Tommy pullfinger as Ishmael?
cease: hismy goodness! the lakers just tied dallas. i dont believe it
Bambi: Patrick McGoohan ? If so, I really enjoyed the s, The Prisoner
cease: no, his accent is really annoying, klok, but fuck, macbeth was scottish so its works
klokwkdog-sickle: no, the one with Joan Plowright for gosh sakes, Dex. '50s
Bambi: s=show
llanwydd: The Firesign guys ought to do something like Taming of the Shrew
cease: mchooan was great in prisoner and before that, in danger man
Dexter Fong: Joan Plowright in italics...must be the name of a show...never heard of it
cease: i remember some disney thing too, the scarecrow of romney marsh
klokwkdog-sickle: well, this was one of his first gigs as a struggling
cease: they've already done Anythinge, llan
klokwkdog-sickle: for emphasis, Dex
Bambi: hmmm, not familiar with danger man, when was that on? TV or radio?
klokwkdog-sickle: not naming
klokwkdog-sickle: UK TV
Donk7: danger man was the original title of secret agent man
Dexter Fong: Ukraine TV
cease: tv, early 60s as i recall
cease: that's right, donk
Dr. Headphones: "there's a man who lives a life of danger......."
Merlyn LeRoy: how about dangermouse?
Donk7: mid to late 60's more like it
cease: kennedy was prez, forget who was pm.
Donk7: thank you johnny rivers
Dexter Fong slidles away for another refill
cease: no, it was before The Prisoner, donk and that was 68
Dr. Headphones: "i got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie blues....."
Dr. Headphones: there, i've about shot my wad on j. rivers :)
cease: it was very cold warrish, but that's a long period of time
Donk7: the prisoner was 68? wow i would have guessed mid 70's
cease: i was studying radio and tv production at usc in 68 and that show was on then so we studied it
klokwkdog-sickle: he was always fighting against Simon Templar, wasn't he? Or was it Mrs. Peel?
cease: dangerman was in black and white
cease: i loved them all, klok. i loved that genre
Dr. Headphones: mrs. peel was orange on my tv
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, I like those colours much better than purple and green...
Donk7: great show, worst finale for a show in the history of tv
cease: maxwell smart meets the firesign theatre
Donk7: mrs peel was b&w on mine
llanwydd: must be going. Sea ewe nachste woche.
cease: the avengers?
Donk7: no the prisoner
Bambi: ah, another favorite, The Avengers
klokwkdog-sickle: it was like all Irish groups -- they seem to end in a mess despite great promise
cease: yeah it later was called The Avengers in Colour
klokwkdog-sickle: nite Ilan!
Dr. Headphones: later, llan
cease: by llan. buy some vowels
Bambi: night Ilanwydd
Dexter Fong: Night Ilan
Donk7: the avengers was great, spies meet the psychedic 60's
klokwkdog-sickle: yep, sexist thugs victimized one talented actress after another
cease: maybe the psychedelic 60s was caused by spies, the cia giving out all that acid
Dexter Fong: Klok: That was the William Morris agency
Donk7: hmmm good point
Dr. Headphones: all the gov't gave me was that damned "greetings" letter
klokwkdog-sickle: no, they never gave out acid, they smuggled heroin: much more profitable
Merlyn LeRoy: I'm gonna take off...
Donk7: same here
cease: to the great white north?
Donk7: you hoser
klokwkdog-sickle: nite Merlyn, Donk
Dr. Headphones: bye, merl
Bambi: night Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Night to those of you departing on late-night flights
cease: we'll keep an igloo open for you
klokwkdog-sickle: to everywhere, Cat. still do
Bambi: have a good one
||||||||| "Hey Merlyn LeRoy!" ... Merlyn LeRoy turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:34 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: Hey Bambi: Give clem a poke ...he's turning gray
cease: spaulding?
Dr. Headphones: grecian formula
Donk7: yikes
klokwkdog-sickle: at least 3 separate operations -- from South America to South and East US; from Burma to west coast & asia; from Pakistan via Iran and Balkans to Europe
Dexter Fong: Cat: Has there been any further word regarcing him?
cease: not that i've heard
klokwkdog-sickle: i've seen nothing except retrospectives and hope
Dexter Fong: Odd huh?
Bambi: klok, I told him :)
klokwkdog-sickle: he's missed
cease: kind of an obit for him in weekly paper today
ah,clem: ouch, stop that, Bambi
cease: your fellow rhodeislander, klok
Bambi: yes, he's fading fast
Dexter Fong: Early breaking news
Bambi: hehe
Dexter Fong: Hi clem =))
cease: are they still breaking that news? isnt it broke yet?
ah,clem: hi Dex
klokwkdog-sickle: not recently; his brother Channing used to write column for The Providence Journal but I don't read it anymore; not sure what he's about
Dr. Headphones: howard deen on letterman in a few minutes
Dexter Fong: OI
Donk7: hope he doesn't do another primal scream
klokwkdog-sickle: i never noticed that Spaulding was in RI during the years i've been marooned here
Bambi: joy, another fruitcake heard from
ah,clem: LOL, just read my ortune cookie..
klokwkdog-sickle: it would be a secundal scream now, wouldn't it?
Dexter Fong: I kinda liked Howard, at least I could feel his anger
Donk7: true
cease: if howardean loses nh, what happens to him?
Bambi: everyone could feel his anger
ah,clem: "The Mood i right for a friendy chat"
Dexter Fong: Bambi: There
Bambi: he's obnoxious imo
Donk7: i'm leaning toward john edwards
cease: angry at iowa voters? that's not wise
Dexter Fong: a whole lot to feel angry about
klokwkdog-sickle: i think it's a matter of "anyone but Bush": nobody cares. if only they could just go back to a President that only fooled around with interns...
Dr. Headphones: clem: shows you what the chinese know, huh?
Bambi: well, I think we'd better car
Dexter Fong: You mean Roosevelt, Klok?
Bambi: care
cease: is there any way bush can lose the election?
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: or the republicans lose congress?
ah,clem: LOL, Ken
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yeah number of ways but.........
Donk7: yeah lying about sex doesn't seem so bad now :)
Dr. Headphones: cat: only if the electric voting machines go out and we have to use pencil and paper
Dexter Fong: Donk: It didn't seem so bad then either =)
Donk7: got that right
klokwkdog-sickle: haha Dex. I'm off to serve my dinner out and watch Nightline and crack open a frigid beer
klokwkdog-sickle: so y'all have a goodie evening. goodnight everyone
Dr. Headphones: klok: enjoy it. see ya, dear friend
Dexter Fong: Hee Hee Klok: Enjoy, dine well, see you next time
Bambi: lying about sex wasn't the problem, it was lying about anything under oath
cease: a beercycle for kloksickle
klokwkdog-sickle: yawn
ah,clem: stay warm Klok, see ya
Donk7: g'nite klokkkk
Bambi: night klok
klokwkdog-sickle: yeah, but lying about starting a WAR, Bambi? whole other level
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:42 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs klokwkdog-sickle by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Yes, but...there was a time not so long ago, that the press didn't go there...so it just blew up in his face (pardon the expression) and he did what all the other presidents have done...he lied
Donk7: it was a witch hunt, i would have lied about anything too, what's the big deal about lying under 'oath', it's a gun at your head,
Bambi: IF he lied about the war, he didn't lie before the court and make a mockery of it.
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Huh?
Bambi: I don't think there are any candidates worth voting for in the next election
Bambi: I will probably vote for N.O.T.A.
Dexter Fong: Bam: Then you'll get Bush, the worst of them all
Dr. Headphones: bambi: i have a friend who pushes that concept
Donk7: i like lieberman, but he believed bush about wmd's so that will hurt him, so i'm stickin with edwards
Dexter Fong: Jonathon Edwards, I liked his singing
Dr. Headphones: don: of the two, you've made the right choice
Dr. Headphones: dex: wasn't he a minister from the 1700s?
Dexter Fong: Ken: Is 'don" short for Donk?
Dexter Fong: Ken: That too,
Donk7: yes i think :)
Dr. Headphones: yes, dex, how very astute of you :)
ah,clem: Ken for president, i he can put up with a ferret, he can put up with us.
Dexter Fong: Ken: Who you callin' a stupe?
Donk7: no, put down that pickle!
cease: hmm, my cabbage rolls arent as good as they looked in the store
Bambi: hey, I like the ferret!
Dexter Fong wonders if "mishearing" typed material really works
Dr. Headphones: clem: i'm too smart to be president.
Bambi: LOL good one Dex
Dexter Fong: Ken: Plus, there's that shoe fetish thing which will go unmentioned
ah,clem: yea, guess so, Ken, was just a thought, a passing thought....
Bambi: all this political correctness makes me ill
cease: george shearing? who gave the blind man the pinking shears?
Bambi: and getting money for it is unbelievable
cease: give him a piano instead
Dr. Headphones: cat: saw him in concert here a few years ago, loved it
Dexter Fong: Cat: A grand piano? or a high-toned baby grand?
cease: is he still around?
cease: i thought he died. guess not.
cease: all that Clean Living and all
cease: i used to have his sheet music
Dr. Headphones: cat: he was very alive as of about 3 yrs ago
Dexter Fong: Cat: He is indeed and still playng and singing too
Dexter Fong: Cat: I got his blankets
Dr. Headphones: still blind, though. had to be led to the bench. once there, he knew his way around quite nicely
Dexter Fong: They were a comforter
Dexter Fong: Ken: Only 88 keys...he should now it by now
Donk7: ahg
Dexter Fong: A Heavenly Gasp?
Donk7 )
Dr. Headphones: don: colon changes mode to the same as /me in irc
Dr. Headphones: so you get only the ) and not the :)
Dexter Fong )
Dexter Fong :)
Dr. Headphones :)
Donk7: ® thanks
cease: is everyone going mute?
Dexter Fong ;*00
Dr. Headphones: a double colon cures it, but it's a genetic disease in and of itself
Donk7: where's mute
cease: the scream meets the twilight zone
Dexter Fong: Double colon: : Twice as much shit
Dexter Fong: in half the time
Donk7: 2 colons no waiting
Dr. Headphones: colostomy week on wheel of fortune: "pat, i'd like to buy a bowel"
Dexter Fong: "Here I sit, broken hearted; Spent a colon and only...
Dexter Fong: Ken: LOL
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: 'ere's a little echo in here
Dr. Headphones: as long as we don't let narcissus in
Dexter Fong: 'ere
cease: ok, i'm watching scientists eat chinese food on the telly as opposed to lakers sink into oblivion. i can't put off eating any longer
cease: see you'se all next week
Dexter Fong: Ken: As I told Merl, you gotta winterize them before replanting
Dr. Headphones: bye, cat
Dexter Fong: Night Cat
Donk7: nite cease
Bambi: night Cat
Bambi: have a good one
Dexter Fong: I believe I'll slillde out of here myself
Dr. Headphones: dex: when i lived in florida, planted tulips once. they never came back up. i was told i had to dig them up, store in refrigerator for several months, then replant
Bambi: ok, Dex have a good one
Dexter Fong: Ken: YOu were correctly informed
Dr. Headphones: yeah, almost midnight here too, so i'll call it quits myself. g'nite, dear friends
Bambi: wow, never thought about that Ken, but that would make the difference
Dexter Fong: Night also good to see you, Bambi and clem again
||||||||| Dr. Headphones runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dr. Headphones?! It's 11:59 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Bambi: me too ... gotta finish some website updates I put on hold for a bit
Bambi: Night Ken!
Bambi: nytol :)
Donk7: g'nite gang
Bambi: good to see ya here Don
Donk7: tanks
Bambi )
||||||||| "12:00 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Bambi, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| Catherwood leads llanwydd inside, makes a note of the time (12:03 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: just came back to post the link to my Yahoo group for anyone who is interested. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laterthanyouthink
llanwydd: hope that link works
ah,clem: ok, will try it later,
llanwydd: so, who's left here?
llanwydd: I still see names at the top of the page but I'll bet every one of them are asleep at their PC
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Donk7 - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| cease - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: I beat the Reaper!!! Good night.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Freq man close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 12:17 AM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Freq man: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Freq man: I know it's late, but I thought I 'd drop in... hmmm hmmm hmmm
Freq man: And it seems you're all snoozing...
Freq man: Ok, well... take it easy folks... maybe I'll jump in the pond a little eariler next week... tah!
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
ah,clem: night Feeq
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ah,clem - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Freq man - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| 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."

The Evening's Participants:
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Freq man
Merlyn LeRoy
Old Guy Yämamøto Dicktective
shoes for the dead
Woody One
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