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 29, 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 disembarks at 7:20 PM.
||||||||| departs at 7:28 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| 7:29 PM: jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| It's 7:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Flash inside, makes a note of the time (8:08 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Flash: I want you to pick those plates and eat of those condiments, then I want you to fill your bodies and your mouths and your minds with the thoughts and realities of food. Dear Friends, Jesus said, "Let's us be as children." And what do children do? They stuff themselves from day to night. They eat. They fill themselves with the reality of existence, my friend. The one common bond that holds the world together. The bond of food, the need for food, the void of emptiness. We must fill it and fill us with the fullness of it.
||||||||| "Hey Flash!" ... Flash turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 8:08 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| 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 Bunnyboy disembarks at 8:58 PM.
Bunnyboy: Haw! I'm first, for once.
Bunnyboy: Of course, it's 8 minutes early.
||||||||| 9:00 PM: Dave jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Bunnyboy: lo dere Dave
Bunnyboy: We both beat the rush...
Dave: ah hello there
Bunnyboy: SFX: Elderly crickets
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:02 PM, dragging ah,clem by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dave: no one's home so I'm belting out Marvin Gaye
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:02 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
ah,clem: hi Bun, Flash,& Dav
Dave: it's great
ah,clem: how's things?
Merlyn: hello^3
ah,clem: hi Merl
Bunnyboy: Where did ahclem come from?
Bunnyboy: Hi clem, Merl.
ah,clem: (the shadws)
Merlyn: I'm working on stuff, so I might not always be around..
Bunnyboy: Whoops. Never mind. I see Catherwood's intro, clem.
Dave: hey all who are fast approaching
Bunnyboy: There's no "o" in shadw.
Bunnyboy: The govt. supressed it, like a duck.
ah,clem: (I cannot type)
ah,clem: good to see you all
Bunnyboy: (sings) I cannot read, look out for mead...
Bunnyboy: And you.
Bunnyboy: AND YOU!
ah,clem :)
Bunnyboy: There's a reverse-dynamic echo here.
ah,clem: doing well. Bambi still working on another "Dell from Hell"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:06 PM and Dexter Fong steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bunnyboy: lo Dex
ah,clem: she my be here later
Dexter Fong: 9:06 my Astroid
Dexter Fong: Hey Bb
Dexter Fong: Dave, clem, Merlyn
||||||||| doctec enters at 9:07 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
ah,clem: hi Doc!
Dexter Fong: Whoa..The poolhalss are closed?
||||||||| Dave is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 9:08 PM.
doctec: hi gang
Bunnyboy: lo doc
Merlyn: hello
doctec: defenestration - threat or menage
doctec: menace
Bunnyboy: They ain't got no balls!
Bunnyboy: And I took that cue.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Woody One', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:09 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dexter Fong: Manage those metaphors
Bunnyboy: Chalk one up for me!
doctec: (i'm using lili's laptop, keyboard takes a little getting used to)
Dexter Fong: Helooo Woodrow
Bunnyboy: I've felt better.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Elayne into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:09 PM, then departs.
Woody One: 'ello friends.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
doctec: hi e
Dexter Fong: Hey Elayne
ah,clem: Hi El
Bunnyboy: lo El
doctec: lili's whomping up a feast so i've got a little less than 30 mins here
Woody One: Sup Dex?
Elayne: http://laget.kicks-ass.net/pingvin
Bunnyboy: What's to eat?
doctec: have to go make her another vodka tonic, brb
Dexter Fong: Still cold as whatever here Woody
Bunnyboy: Man, I'm craving a pulled pork sammich.
||||||||| Catherwood leads llanwydd inside, makes a note of the time (9:11 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong: Bb: I didn't know you masturbated
Elayne: Hey llan!
llanwydd: how's everybody
Dexter Fong: Ilan, hi
||||||||| "9:11 PM? 9:11 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cat should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cat enters and sits on the couch.
ah,clem: hill
Bunnyboy: Dex: Hands, feet and "crooks", as well.
ah,clem: or hi ll
Elayne: Hi Cat!
cat: hmm, i thought i came in as cease
||||||||| Dave sneaks in around 9:12 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Dexter Fong: Hiya Cat
cat: hey bunny. you're early
Bunnyboy: At least I'll get a head.
Elayne: Evenin' Dave!
Dexter Fong: WB Dave
Bunnyboy: lo cat
ah,clem: h Cat
cat: wow. all these folks at only a few minutes after 6
llanwydd: cat has ceased to be cease
Elayne: Should be at least one more, Cat.
ah,clem: where did that i go?
Dave: oh it's tonight's unpleasant incodent that I'm angry about, I can't sign up for this yahoo group because I can't see the word that's in the image
Bunnyboy: cat: Yeah, I snuck in 8 minnits afore official time. Feels good.
cat: hey el, thanks for the plug on your blog
Elayne: Nathan from Brooklyn, aka Dr. Memory, promised to stop by.
Woody One: Openin' your penguin game, Elayne. Waitin'.
Dexter Fong: Clem: Try to supress your igo
Elayne: No problem, Cat, let's see if "upyernoz" stops by too.
cat: indeed
Elayne: I went to the blog he mentioned but I couldn't find any Firesign refs there.
cat: the more the merry-er. pippiner too
Elayne: Well, it's been a week since my last interview, so I have a feeling I didn't get the job. :(
Elayne: Then again, given the weather and the general immobility around NYC, who knows...
Woody One: Elayne. Hilarious what you said last week about Stephen Wright in every single Paully Shor movie.
cat: bummer, el. hope you'
cat: wrong
Elayne: Thanks, Woody! Honestly, a 200% improvement, I'm tellin' ya.
Elayne: Me too, Cat.
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Perhaps you left them speechless?
Bunnyboy: Michael Moore's present frontpage is a scream.
Woody One: Heh!
Bunnyboy: www.michaelmoore.com
Elayne: Well, as you well know Dex, mostly I talk.
Elayne: That's my epitaph, by the way: "Mostly, She Talked."
Dexter Fong nods head
Woody One: Those Shor movies. Ugh!
cat: yeah i read that already. i read cursor and salon everyday
Dexter Fong: On the Beach....From Here to Eternity...etc
Woody One: Haven't even taken time to spell his name right.
Dexter Fong: Beach Blanket Bingo
Elayne: Dex, when the weather thaws, I think we should schedule another purposeful rendezvous...
doctec: bitch blinker bongo
cat: hey doc
Elayne: Maybe March? :)
Dexter Fong nods to Elayne, knowingly
llanwydd: rendez who?
doctec: cat, have you sent me the text to go with all the japan pix?
Dexter Fong: Rendez Barber
Elayne: Right now 35th St isn't terribly well-shoveled...
doctec: (i'm not at home so can't check email archive)
cat: yes doc. i sure hope so. if not, i can do so again.
doctec: e: yeah, problem with nyc is there's not a lot of room to push all that snow to
ah,clem: Bambi is busy, but says hello to all
Dexter Fong: Doc: We salt it away
llanwydd: how about the east river?
cat: hey ah, i caught rolled maidens and the dear friends ep on your show last week
Bunnyboy: El: Have you seen COMIC BOOK:THE MOVIE yet?
doctec: cat: yeah, do so ... i got all the pix off the ftp server but couldn't locate the text in your emails
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:18 PM and Dr. Headphones steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Say hi back, ah clem!
Dr. Headphones: hello again, dear friends :)
Dexter Fong: Hey Ken
Elayne: Not yet, Bunnyboy, I'll have to put it on my Amazon wishlist...
doctec: hoydy dr. h
Elayne: Hey Dr H!
cat: do you decide at the last minute what you'll play? if you know in advance, the folks at alt.ft would love to know
cat: hi kend
llanwydd: hey doc
ah,clem: cool, I resampled those to play right in mono, (kybird is a ono feed)
Elayne: Hey, Robin just told me that Pixar left Disney!
Dexter Fong: KYBird hard to catch, very slippery
ah,clem: (skybird is a mono feed)
doctec: dr. h: although i rarely respond to your emails with links/cartoons/articles etc, i do enjoy them - keep 'em coming thanks
Elayne: Two more flicks, then Jobs shops them around...
ah,clem: hi Ken
Dr. Headphones: pixar left disney? i thought it was right of disney on the funway
Bunnyboy: Let the bidding wars begin!
Dr. Headphones: doctec: no problem. if it ever gets to be too much, hit delete key or tell me to stop
Elayne: Disney has an option to make sequels to the Pixar movies if Pixar declines. Pixar declined on Toy Story III, so it should be interesting to see how much that'll suck.
doctec: disney corp. wants to own all the pixar product they distribute - they should have capitulated to pixar's demand to retain ownership of the movies they make
Elayne: Rob agrees, Tom.
Elayne: He says he thinks this'll be seen in retrospect as one of the biggest mistakes Disney's ever made.
Bunnyboy: I gotta clean the nickels outta my drawer. There are a proverbial buttload of new DVD releases next week. Ready? Here goes...
Dr. Headphones: doctec: i heard something the other day i had not heard before; your first name is elmo!
Elayne: "Basically, all they had to do was sit back and count the money."
ah,clem: Cat: I usually know about 12 hours before airtime, as I have to process the files,
doctec: as much of a cash cow as pixar's movies have turned out to be, i'll be surprised if they can't find another distributor willing to let pixar own their own flicks
cat: aha
Dexter Fong: Ken: Elmo the Magnificent
doctec: dr. h: please keep it quiet :)
Elayne: Rob says it'll probably be a similar deal to Lucas.
Dr. Headphones: hey, clem, we want pure, non-processed files! no artificial additives, no preservatives
cat: is there a connection, buny?
cat: i loved a.splen
llanwydd: I've only seen Ed Wood. I liked that one
Elayne: Good for you, Bunnyboy... you do know it'll all be useless in 3 or so years when high-definition is mandated? :)
cat: a.whitney brown was surprisingly unfunny on the cbc tv last night
Dr. Headphones: sure thing, ELMO!
cat: he had one good line. canada is the ned flanders of nations.
llanwydd: I mostly watch old stuff
||||||||| Woody One rushes off, saying "9:23 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
doctec: a. whitney brown has lost his edge for sure
Elayne: Now there's a double feature.
doctec: bb:lol!!!!
Elayne: Really, Tom? I like Whitney...
ah,clem: Ken: I process to avoid phase problems, which makeony one channel listenable, I do not change content. :)
doctec: oh, lili says 'say hi to the guys' from the kitchen - so - 'hi to the guys from lili!!!'
Elayne: First time I ever saw Whitney on TV was on Mike Nesmith's Television Parts...
Elayne: He had a 'stache then (didn't everyone?)
Bunnyboy: El: Define useless. ; )
Elayne: HI LILI!
Dr. Headphones: clem: just pulling your leg, my friend, i know what you do
Dexter Fong: Hi to the kitchen and Lili
Dr. Headphones: hey woody
Elayne: Bunnyboy, useless in the sense that you'll want to buy 'em all over again in high-def. :)
doctec: e:whitney used to be funny, but i haven't seen or heard much from him lately that impressed me
ah,clem :)
Bunnyboy: And *drum roll*....the 35th anniversary set of PLANET OF THE APES.
cat: hi lili
Dave: fuck it all
Bunnyboy: hi Lili!
Dexter Fong: The critics have spoken
ah,clem: pluckthe duck
cat: all?
Dexter Fong: pull the pork
Merlyn: that reminds me, when Charton Heston dies, you think he'll be holding a gun? Because then the coronor would have to remove it from his cold dead hands...
doctec tries to wrap his head around the logistics of 'fucking it all'
cat: who have i got to lose?
cat: a meta god
doctec is unsuccessful
Bunnyboy: doc: Yer wrapping the wrong head.
doctec thinks charlton heston will go to his grave saying 'god damn you all to hell'
Bunnyboy: "Slice it EXTRA thin..."
ah,clem: Doc: many have tried, many have died...
Dexter Fong: "I'm lovin' it"
Bunnyboy: "Oh my GOD! That's the worst makeup job I've ever seen!"
cat: peter jennings just announced the pixar thing. is that cuz he's owned by disney?
Dexter Fong: That's not made up...it's scripted
doctec: cat: probably
Bunnyboy: "YOU did it! You ruined his CAREER, you bloody baboon!"
ah,clem: we just landed, and wow, "monkey" brains for dinner....
Dexter Fong: Roy Disney made me do it
doctec: no touch monkey
cat: the firesign sure had fun with roy disney at the rose parade
Dr. Headphones: clem, watch out for that mad monkey disease, it's epidemic now, you know (it comes from canada!)
Dexter Fong: Cat: Didn't they =))
ah,clem :
cat: you oughta play the rose parade tape on your show, ah clem
cat: the santa cruz did over new years.
Dr. Headphones: clem: with video, please
Bunnyboy: Yeah, to my recollection, NBC and CNN both give little reminders when they're reporting on subsidiary organizations of their own. Did Petey mention the Capital Cities connection?
ah,clem: don't think I have it, Cat
cat: couldnt stay up late enough to hear what he played this week
doctec: yes ah clem, the rose parade material is great
cat: someone can send it to you
doctec: e has it, if i recall
cat: do you have the mushroom shows?
doctec: (that's one title i never got from fred)
Elayne: I don't think I have more than one Rose Bowl tape.
cat: i forget what i sent you.
ah,clem: Ken: we have lost the picture portion of our pixmission......
doctec: e: you have fred's cd right?
Elayne: Once we move, I'll probably go through all my Firesign tapes again, maybe have Rob transfer them to CD.
cat: i know dave got the mushroom shows. have you listened tothem yet, dave?
Elayne: Fred's CD... I dunno Cat...
doctec: pixar mission
llanwydd: where can I get "rose parade"? Is it still in print?
Dr. Headphones: i have very little of the "special" stuff, but i'm harvesting some off the alt.binaries group posted onthe newsgroup a week or two ago
Elayne: Is that "History of the Art of Radio?" Rob just found that in his CD changer, so I know where it is again...
cat: not fred's cd. fuck, i have the vid and the audio track is MINE, not fred's
doctec: llanwydd: i'm not sure fred has any left, email him
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Doubtful it's still in print
Dr. Headphones: just got "tales of the old detective" and a bunch of rm stuff until the net cops stopped that
cat: what is alt.binaries? i've heard of it but never gone there
llanwydd: who's fred?
Dexter Fong: Ken: Explain please
Dr. Headphones: "read the FAQ--realmedia is NOT allowed in mp3 group"
doctec: 'tales' is great
cat: dex, didnt you tell me your son got a lot of firesign from alt.binaries?
llanwydd: sorry to be asking dumb questions
Dr. Headphones: alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.comedy
doctec: lland]wydd: fred 'firezine' wiebel
ah,clem: Cat: I am on dialup, but if someone can send me an html ofr ftp link, I can download to our sever...(server is well connected)
doctec: firezine.net - more or less ossified at this point
Dr. Headphones: part of the usenet, similar to one way email. you post, anyone who wants downloads
doctec: Iwhat with the 'big blowup of 2001' ... )
Dexter Fong: CAt: He got a lot of firesign but not from alt.bi, he got it by trading with others...started with R&R stuff
llanwydd: ah, firezine! I remember that
doctec: i think it was 2001
cat: me too, dex
Dr. Headphones: not recommended for dialup guys though, huge file sizes
doctec: time isn't holding us
doctec: ime isn't after us
cat: i taped a lot of firesign from the radio when i lived in la, long ago
Bunnyboy: Same as it ever was
Bunnyboy: Same as it ever was.
Dr. Headphones: i've got a lot of lenny bruce, george carlin, etc. from there also. it's a treasure trove of comedy. i'm going to have to install larger hard drive ;)
Elayne: Look where your hand was!
Bunnyboy: Oops. Flyspeck on the second one. James Joyce is rolling in his grave.
cat: here's a red hand
doctec: i think i'm going to have to clear the table soon - the lovely aroma of chicken picata is wafting into the living room
llanwydd: I recently bought Carlin's first 3 Little David albums
cat: what, kend?
Dr. Headphones: doctec: two words: avian flu
doctec: ken, how do you reassemble the binaries that have been broken up into smaller chunks? i tried to deal with that long ago and failed
Bunnyboy: Y'all heard about Lenny's NY obscenity conviction finally being overturned a couple of weeks ago?
Dr. Headphones: cat, i've been downloading almost continuously, got several cd's worth of stuff in just a few days
Dr. Headphones: doc: you must use a newsreader. i have agent, it does it automatically.
llanwydd: But not everyone knows Carlin's first album was called "Take-off and Put-Ons". I think it was his best
cat: is this alt binaries, kend?
Dr. Headphones: i'll send you email on it, tom
Dexter Fong: Ken: Me 2 please
doctec: bb: yeah, i heard steve posts's "no show" that week, he quoted krassner as saying that it was too little too late
llanwydd: take-offs, I mean
Dr. Headphones: yes, cat. large files are broken up into small chunks, your program puts them back together again
doctec: thanks dr h
Bunnyboy: Binaries are like wet toilet paper. Usable, but who wants to bother?
Dr. Headphones: sure thing, dex
doctec: wet toilet paper - threat or menace?
cat: krassner? is this a recent quote?
Bunnyboy: "Congolia Breckenridge, that's a colorful name..."
Dexter Fong: Threat or menage?
llanwydd: yeah!
Bunnyboy: Here's pulp in yer eye!
cat: better than fiction
llanwydd: I got the Little David albums dirt cheap
||||||||| Catherwood ushers klokwkdog-sickleII into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:38 PM, then departs.
Dr. Headphones: anyone else want info on agent newsreader?
cat: dirt is cheap?
Dr. Headphones: ready to send email
Dexter Fong: Hey Kdog
Dr. Headphones: klok: turn on discovery channel. mars rover, 1 hr, you can still get 1/2 of it
cat: tell me, dr. headphones. tell ME
klokwkdog-sickleII: evenin' all
Bunnyboy: Head: ehrm...yeah, sure.
cat: hey klok
Bunnyboy: lo klok
llanwydd: these days the property taxes on dirt aren't cheap
doctec: tondeleo breckenridge - and i'm salty!
klokwkdog-sickleII can't discover the Discovery channel!
ah,clem: I have my "festival" to read my news, thanks
cat: you say myra and i say myron, let's call the hole thing off
llanwydd: a set of golf clubs!
Dr. Headphones: clem: invite us to the festival. is there free food?
klokwkdog-sickleII: it's outside the realm of the ether he can receive
Dexter Fong: Pass the gas
ah,clem: no, but talk is cheap
Elayne: Hey Klok!
doctec: how many zeros and ones does it take to screw in a light bulb? (a joke in search of a punchline)
Dr. Headphones: ah, klok, good show. lots of jpl people talking heads and shots from rovers
Dexter Fong: Fire hydrants, bushes, road kill
klokwkdog-sickleII: but he is getting fine HDTV from local CBS station. some bizarre crime show about singles scene populated by people in animal suits. all they need is Flaming Lips background music...
Bunnyboy: cat: A whole bunch of Raquel Welch titles are coming to DVD in a couple of weeks, including MYRA BRECKENRIDGE, ONE MILLION YEARS BC and MOTHER, JUGS AND SPEED.
cat: now if they had some riffs from Red Shift in it, the coverage would REALLY cook
klokwkdog-sickleII: well, that's all the good ones, Bun.
cat: oh that's what you were babbling about
llanwydd: my favorite of hers is Fantastic Voyage
doctec: bb: wow, a cultural landslide of welch pulchritude
Dr. Headphones: ok: tom, ash, cat: on the way, with attachments, all safe and scanned
llanwydd: but I haven't seen some of the others
Bunnyboy: Do riffs need water?
Dexter Fong: TYVM Ken
doctec: thanks dr h - you da man!
klokwkdog-sickleII: i liked it at the time, but hate it now
Dr. Headphones: klok: that's CSI, repeat, i've seen it. yes, bizarre is hardly the word for that one
Bunnyboy: cat: How bout the leedle red and blue picmissions?
cat: i dont watch crime shows, unless you count the news
Dexter Fong: Monty Python did it first..everybody dresses up like mice
cat: or basketball games.
klokwkdog-sickleII: just read a long riff by Jeri Ryan on problems with breasts and unitards
doctec: ooh, i've been on reds all day, i've got the blues
cat: shaq and kobe back again. maybe this winning thing will continue
Dexter Fong: Yao!
cat: jeri of voyager fame?
klokwkdog-sickleII: are they in Houston, Cat?
cat: Ming?
Bunnyboy: HOMICIDE : LIFE ON THE STREET is still my alltime favorite crime series. Season 4 in March.
Dr. Headphones: houston, we have a problem.....
cat: minneapolis tomoro
cat: maybe they'll run over merlyn
Dexter Fong: Bb: Mine too I believe
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bubba's Brain', just granted probation at 9:44 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: Hey Bubba!
Dexter Fong: Hey Bubba
Dr. Headphones: hey, BB
cat: hey, someone has a brain
klokwkdog-sickleII: hi BB
Bunnyboy: klok: No problem. You put your LEGS in the unitard FIRST.
Bubba's Brain: Hey E! Hey all!
cat: lol, bun
Bunnyboy: lo Bubba
doctec: thank grid! hi bubster
Dexter Fong: Just put your breast foot forward
klokwkdog-sickleII: no, Bun, you don't understand: the producers of Voyager wanted breasts. plural
Bunnyboy: "The Boss HIJACK sketch! It comes FIRST!"
Dexter Fong: alt.binary.breasts
klokwkdog-sickleII: and fabric follows, um, point to point.
Bubba's Brain: 10 breast... (binary)
klokwkdog-sickleII: so they had to re-engineer the unitard just like Jane Russell or Wonder Woman
Bunnyboy: "In space, you get no support"
Dexter Fong: They made it out of balsa wood?
cat: havent they invented adhesives in the 24th century?
Bubba's Brain: In space, you also get no gravity...
Elayne: That's because they're all comedians out there.
Dexter Fong: Great new restaurant on the moon...good food...no atmosphere
doctec: my favorite year
klokwkdog-sickleII: i have no idea: she didn't explain
cat: good one dex
cat: invite bush for dinner there
doctec: dex: that's a good line, thanks for that
Dexter Fong: Be my guest
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex, did you hear about the problem with the first Rover?
Bunnyboy: "I'm not SHIMMYING down ANYTHING! It's TOO DANGEROUS!!!"
Dexter Fong: Too bad about the Neaderthals huh?
Elayne: Hang on, the Neanderthals messed with the first Rover?
Dexter Fong: Klok: What about the first Rover?
Bubba's Brain: Red (planet) Rover, Red (planet ) Rover, won't you come over...
klokwkdog-sickleII: they so wanted to play out of their league
Dr. Headphones: late breaking score: sapiens 1, neanderthals 0
Bunnyboy: "So, that paternity rap? Didja SCHTUP her? Did you go ALL the WAY?"
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex - the Spirit is willing, but the flash is weak...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Not so Clever Yämamøto inside, makes a note of the time (9:49 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Elayne: Hi Yam!
Dr. Headphones: yo yam
doctec: ok, dinner is in the process of being served so i have to shut down this laptop and get it off the table... it's been fun, see you all next week unless i decide to participate in the local thursday 8-ball tournament
cat: lenny, i thought you were dead
Bunnyboy: One of my favorite film comedies. That, and THE PRODUCERS.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: y
cat: schtup'd back to life?
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite Doc
Dr. Headphones: ok, tom, enjoy the chicken
doctec: lenny we hardly knew ye
Elayne: Ess, ess mein kindt! Bye Tom!
cat: hi yammi
Not so Clever Yämamøto: hello
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Science Times article: Seems that it's likely that Neaderthals were *not* homo sapiens but a form of simian
doctec: nytol - catch ya on the flip side
Not so Clever Yämamøto: goodbye
||||||||| Around 9:50 PM, doctec walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Yam: OI
Elayne: Right, Dex, until the next theory comes along. :)
cat: by doc
Bunnyboy: Did you all hear the other casting news for...well, you heard there's a new film version of the musical, THE PRODUCERS?
Bubba's Brain: nyte doc.
Dr. Headphones: dex: as are we
Bunnyboy: nite doc.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: I'm too pooped and disgusted to oi
cat: do we need another?
klokwkdog-sickleII thinks, given recent performance, that homo sapiens is a form of simian...
Bunnyboy: I should say, PRODUCERS in production?
cat: principally pooped?
Elayne: www.smirkingchimp.com
Not so Clever Yämamøto: reproduction, I'd say
Dr. Headphones: lol, e!
Bubba's Brain: Who produces the producers... who watches the watchmen?
Elayne: "Do not ask at whom the chimp smirks... he smirks at THEE...
Elayne: It's actually a pretty cool site.
cat: i saw a chimp washing a cat the other day on letterman or daily show or something
Not so Clever Yämamøto: There's a monkeyin the white house
klokwkdog-sickleII: makes you feel old to have it come around again in your lifetime, don't it! ;-)
Elayne: I saw a chimp drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect.
cat: bedtime for bonzo forefver!
Dr. Headphones: btw, i invited a long-time fst fan to chat, his name is jim, if he appears sometime when i'm not here, welcome him warmly
cat: rip warren zevon
Elayne: Cat, that clip was from the Daily Show.
cat: i get all that late night comedy confused, el
Dr. Headphones: found him on political newsgroup when he quoted "planet proctor" one day
Elayne: Will do, Dr. H! And everyone welcome Dr. Memory if he remembers to get here tonight...
cat: that's what it's there for
klokwkdog-sickleII: actually, Watchmen was a pretty good edge comic volume
Elayne: I'm finding folks on the blogs, but they're all too scared to come in here...
Bunnyboy: Well, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are on board, Susan Stroman is directing, Mel and his pal who adapted the musical are readapting and producing, and...
Elayne: I love Dave Gibbons (Watchmen artist). Really nice bloke. But he does things ass-backwards with computers...
Bubba's Brain: Who reads the Watchmen?....
cat: hi jim. did you go to jim high school too?
Bunnyboy: Nicole Kidman is playing Ula.
cat: scared? of us?
klokwkdog-sickleII: ;-)
Bunnyboy: That is, if she doesn't say "yes" to another half dozen projects before then...
Dexter Fong: I went to Jim High School, then i went to Police Acting School
Bubba's Brain: Who watches the readment?
Bubba's Brain: men
klokwkdog-sickleII: E - well, someone has to. I hope he does ass-backwards things with originality ;-))
Dexter Fong: Who pounds the pavement
cat: did god turn them red for killing all the white indians?
Not so Clever Yämamøto: goats upon the Battlement?
Bunnyboy: WATCHMEN! I'm an Alan Moore junkie, you bet.
cat: just watched southpark history of mormonism this aft. what utter hilartity
cat: even the firesign couldn't make that shit up
Bubba's Brain: Speaking of Moore... I'm currently hooked on Promethea.
Dexter Fong: Unless they did, of course
Not so Clever Yämamøto: Do tell
klokwkdog-sickleII: mormons? history?
Dr. Headphones: BB: don't get burned
cat: do yuou get southpark where you, klok?
Bubba's Brain: burned?
Bunnyboy: Promethea! Yes, lovely title. It's actually arching quiet nicely.
cat: we get it a year or 2 late here, like sopranos and 6 feet under.
klokwkdog-sickleII: no, I can't even get Discovery Channel
Not so Clever Yämamøto: Heh, I'm nominally mormon
cat: ust be down to 30 feet by now
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Woutgorge close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:56 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Elayne: I just finished two issues in a row of Promethea (27 and 28) and I'm in the middle of like three issues of Smax.
Dr. Headphones: hi, woutgorge
Elayne: I'm way behind in my DC comics reading, gotta get through a whole box every month.
klokwkdog-sickleII: cat -- so far I haven't seen any of those
Elayne: Evenin' Woutgorge! Welcome!
Bunnyboy: Moore seems to have passed Tom Strong on to Peter Hogan.
Dexter Fong: Hiya Woutgorge
cat: w.out, w. out, damned gorge
Dr. Headphones: welcome, dont' think i've seen you before
Bunnyboy: And I miss TOP TEN.
Woutgorge: hello
Elayne: I finally got up to all the Alan Moore stuff. Which is dumb, he's best in small doses.
klokwkdog-sickleII: hello Woutgorge
cat: hi woutgorge
Elayne: Smax is a Top Ten spinoff of sorts.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: Somebody mentioned Be Bop Deluxe a weekago, you'll never believed what I copped to in Sall the next weekend
Bubba's Brain: I loved the recent re-appearance of Jack B. Nimble
Elayne: I'm still trying to figure out where Sall is.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: salvation army
Dexter Fong: What Yam?
Bunnyboy: Yes, I'm up to date on SMAX.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: A cDR od BBD's greatest hits
Elayne: Gah, y'all are ahead of me in your Moore comics, and I'm the comics geek! No fair, I says! :)
cat: i only saw duckman after it went off the air. you'l see southpark before that, klok
Dr. Headphones: youse guise are losing me now, haven't read comics since high school
Bunnyboy: Bubba: In PROMETHEA, yes, too keen.
Dexter Fong Jets off for a refill
cat: you a firesign fan, woutgourge?
klokwkdog-sickleII: ditto here, Ken, xcept for Mad Magazine (and Firesign)
Bunnyboy: The bottom of my current comix pool is over a year old. The reintro of Aquaman.
cat: sorry, that viral canuck spelling
Bubba's Brain: I missed Jack. Stopped reading that comic when he stopped appearing.
Dr. Headphones: woutgorge: tell us about yourself. favorite firesign album/cd, favorite breakfast cereal, favorite capitalist pig corporation, etc.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: What aquaman retired?
Bubba's Brain: what was the name... Teriffic Tales or something?
cat: it tastes like Flowers
Elayne: Kevin Nowlan's a real sweetheart. I've corresponded with him. (He's the artist on Jack B. Quick)
Bunnyboy: I wish I had some CD-ROM goggles, so I could get through THE COMPLETE MAD.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: That's what Clinton said, Cat
Elayne: Robin's a real fan of his, turns out it's mutual.
Bunnyboy: Aw, who am I kidding? ; )
Elayne: They also share a love of boring copyright discussions. :)
ah,clem: Cat, did you see the log, I sent a correction, a few minutes with firesign theatre is heard on Saturday and again Sunday at 9 pm eastern, or afer current old time radio program,
Bubba's Brain: thnaks for the correc tion on the Jack B Quick name...
Dexter Fong returns with a Booster and his hard hat
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Elayne excuses herself for a moment, pipe needs refilling...
llanwydd: hate to keep fading like this
Dr. Headphones: e: put THAT in your smoke and pipe it
Bunnyboy: Oh, I gotta go play with my leedle Henry dog. He's such a good boy.
Bubba's Brain goes for a Tab (what a beautiful drink).
ah,clem: not Friday, Friday it Friday Night Live, a news and talk show about technology
Not so Clever Yämamøto: tab? eww
Bunnyboy: nite, y'all.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: nite
cat: by bun. have fun
Dr. Headphones: later, Bb
ah,clem: bye BB
Dexter Fong: Night Bb
Elayne: Bye BB!
Merlyn: nite bb
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite BB
||||||||| "10:04 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bunnyboy, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Elayne: Well, only one BB left now...
Dexter Fong: ah, clem: Msge sent to you
klokwkdog-sickleII: have any of the guise shown up late last few sessions?
Not so Clever Yämamøto: He should run out of AMERICAN doors, by gum
Dexter Fong: No klk
klokwkdog-sickleII: I've been de-voweled!
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:05 PM and shoes for the dead steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Not so Clever Yämamøto has run out of American doors and is using the Indonesian Variety
klokwkdog-sickleII: what, are you sending them off the Balkans again?
llanwydd: hey shooz
Dexter Fong: Hi Shoes
shoes for the dead: are you guys holding?
Dr. Headphones: hey shoe
Not so Clever Yämamøto: Ha, I get defenestrated all the time
Dr. Headphones: i'm holding a cigarette in right hand when i'm not typing, coffee cup in left
Bubba's Brain returns, TaB® in hand.
Not so Clever Yämamøto: shoes
klokwkdog-sickleII: got to hot for me; i dropped mine, shoez
llanwydd: not the means of production
Dexter Fong: Clem: OK, that's good
Elayne: Evenin' shoes!
cat: holding who, shoes?
Not so Clever Yämamøto: THere are no means of production, all sent to china and mexico
klokwkdog-sickleII can't even get a grip
cat: so that's why The Producers are speaking chinese
Dexter Fong: I'm holding on for ear life...up here on the satelitte
Elayne: That's right, everything's now made by froggy little native boys.
Not so Clever Yämamøto packs a grip
Dexter Fong: dear life
Dr. Headphones: ear life sounds better :)
klokwkdog-sickleII: yes, cat, it's because the workers there own the means of Producers
Dexter Fong: Ken: It does doesn't it =))
Dr. Headphones: my ear has a life of its own
klokwkdog-sickleII: they always have trouble getting that script financed...
Not so Clever Yämamøto: what?
Dexter Fong: Marches to a different drum too i bet
Dr. Headphones: frontline on pbs has repeat of the buffalo sleeper cell show if anyone is interested
shoes for the dead: anyone else have problem w/ kcer?
Not so Clever Yämamøto: Wake those damn cwells up
klokwkdog-sickleII: did you call the FBI, Ken?
Bubba's Brain: I'm gonna get back to real life now. See y'all.
||||||||| "Hey Bubba's Brain!" ... Bubba's Brain turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:09 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
klokwkdog-sickleII: they have a few people from Detroit who are now free...
cat: by bub
Dexter Fong: I took a sleeper cell once from Buffalo to NYC on the 20th Century limited
Dr. Headphones: kcer? west of mississippi radio/tv station? sorry, i'm michigan here
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite Bubba
Not so Clever Yämamøto: nite
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Woutgorge - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cat: ossman's station, shoes?
cat: i've never had any problem getting it online
shoes for the dead: mine flips on it's side like a crippled minnow
shoes for the dead: yea, cat
Dr. Headphones: alas, poor woutgorge, i knew him not at all
Not so Clever Yämamøto: prop it up
Dexter Fong: Amazing life-like action lures those lunker
klokwkdog-sickleII: well, if it's bandwidth you're talking...
cat: perhaps as he/she intended
Dexter Fong: Get bandaids
Not so Clever Yämamøto: I got rubberbands
Dexter Fong: Quite a stretch Yam
shoes for the dead: must be my billvill connection
Dr. Headphones: i got rubbers that will probably never be used :(
klokwkdog-sickleII: that's always a problem: is it the Net, or is it just Art?
Dexter Fong: Ken: lol!
Not so Clever Yämamøto: well, I'm very tired, I'm going to sod off
cat: dont be so pessimistic, kend. bush can't be president forever
||||||||| "Hey Not so Clever Yämamøto!" ... Not so Clever Yämamøto turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:12 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dr. Headphones: later, yam
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite Yam
cat: by yam
Dexter Fong: Night Yam and as always, OI!
Dr. Headphones: cat, in that case, he's doing the f***king, not me
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:12 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Dave by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
klokwkdog-sickleII: gee, our little band withers ere the tenth hour! is it something in the water?
cat: i may not have been here or forget. did you get the job in your town, kend?
cat: is that why you haven't moved?
Dr. Headphones: cat: no such luck. i'm probably going to move to fla in a few months
cat: because of your dad?
cat: well, apparently there are lots of women in florida.
shoes for the dead: thats why it's yellow
cat: unless they're all disney clones
Dr. Headphones: dave is trying to set up a newsreader program without knowing what his server name is. i'm helping on aim all i can, but don't know anything about his server
Dexter Fong: And they're all over 65
Dr. Headphones: dex: 65 is YOUNG for florida!
klokwkdog-sickleII: no, some of them aren't and can spreak pretty good engrish
Dexter Fong: True Ken, but I was trying to look on the bright side
Dr. Headphones: some of the cuban women are cute, but they have a tendency to sprout moustaches as they age
Dr. Headphones: what i need to do is find an old lady and be her gigolo :)
cat: practice your spanish swear words for castro. you'll get laid quick enough
Dexter Fong: Nair
klokwkdog-sickleII: or far
Dexter Fong: CHinga this Fidel
klokwkdog-sickleII: oh don't worry, Ken can do his Jimmy Buffett imitation during Spring Break...
Dr. Headphones sings: "wasting away in margaritaville........."
Dexter Fong: That Shaker of Salt routine is priceless
shoes for the dead: bbfn, i,m alone and got to clone
Dexter Fong: Night Shoes
klokwkdog-sickleII: bye shooz
Dr. Headphones: shoes, good to see you here, come back often and bring lots of money
klokwkdog-sickleII didn't get any money this time!
cat: am i still here?
Dexter Fong whispers to Klok, "I'ts only for the new people"
klokwkdog-sickleII: sometimes the magic works, Cat...
||||||||| 10:18 PM -- shoes for the dead left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
klokwkdog-sickleII: gnu people?
Dexter Fong: Them too Klok
Dr. Headphones: klok: they're wilde beasts
klokwkdog-sickleII: lots of them, and not many of us!
klokwkdog-sickleII: name three
Dexter Fong: ...and that's why they're in game parks and we aren't
||||||||| Catherwood leads cease inside, makes a note of the time (10:20 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: i seemed unable to communicate there for a sec
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off cat at 10:20 PM
cease: maybe cuz i was on phone to japan
Dexter Fong notices Cat desperately trying to make up for lost chatters
klokwkdog-sickleII: Jurassic Park VII! Trapped in the reserve and the batteries on his X-Box go dead...
cease: they come, they go
Dexter Fong: ...but Merlyn cuts him off at this pass
klokwkdog-sickleII: it's very slow doing the chat via Japan; as far as I know, the server is in the good old USA
cease: i thought klok and yam were the masters of the extended name riffs
Elayne: BRB.
cease: i never tried from japan, klok
ah,clem: ...
cease: wasnt near a computer at chat time.
cease: next time i'll probably take a laptop
cease: but carrying the Canon XL-1s was shlepping enough for me
klokwkdog-sickleII: laptops were made to be stolen. there is something comforting about 60 lb. of pig iron
Dexter Fong: Cat: I would have thought Japan was firred with intelnet cafes etc
cease: almost nonexistant, at least where i was, and that was a lot of places
Merlyn: you were in a lot of places at once?
cease: japanese people have their own and tourists are rare. that's why they prolifierate in europe, for all the tourists
klokwkdog-sickleII: things requiring keyboard skill are not as popular as other devices
Dr. Headphones: no internet cafe in japan because cafe means coffee and they all drink tea
cease: sadaharu oh how can you be in a lot of places at once, if you're....
cease: no, they drink coffee all the time
Dexter Fong: Come to the intelnet Tea House, don't talk to strangers
klokwkdog-sickleII: so how many chai tea hourse are there in Tokyo?
cease: probalby none
Dexter Fong: teahourse, klok...you're insane
cease: in radio prison, they wash you brain
Dr. Headphones: NOT INSANE!
klokwkdog-sickleII is allowed 10 keyboard errors per chat
Dexter Fong: ...but who's counting
Dr. Headphones: klok: we have agents outside your window with ak47 for that number 11 ;)
klokwkdog-sickleII notices he's lost fewer vowels than another, unnamed, chat participant...
cease: Louise
ah,clem: ooo
Dexter Fong: Ls minus all the vwls
cease: lol, klok
cease: i should have mentioned it earlier when more regulars were here but i'll be the official Firesign Chat representative at Entheogenesis, a conference starting in vancouver tomorrow night
klokwkdog-sickleII: listen, Dex, there is no point in trying to save Serbo-Croatian. It's like pissing into the wind. No matter how many vowels you pack off to them...
Dexter Fong: Only good thing about this nasty winter is no alternate side parking
cease: maybe they'll give me a press pass.
cease: or at least a Press Key
Dexter Fong: Miz Presskey
klokwkdog-sickleII: which key do you get to press, Cat?
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:29 PM, dragging Not back Yämamøto by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
cease: hey, any of what's left of you see Elvis Meets Nixon? a flick i saw a couple of nights ago. hilarious
klokwkdog-sickleII: no
Dexter Fong: Nope
Dexter Fong: WB Yam?
Dr. Headphones: press any key
cease: the firesign actually did that meeting as a radio play once
Not back Yämamøto: sorry
klokwkdog-sickleII is still waiting to see Whale Rider and Bend it Like Beckham
cease: this flick had dick cavett as narrator and lots of nixon employees and elvis boys providing commentary
Dexter Fong: Cat: Whats Entheo yatta
Dr. Headphones: cat: sounds good
cease: visit pot-tv.net and find out
klokwkdog-sickleII: you can't Press CTRL-ALT-DEL anymore: the inventor has been retired
Dr. Headphones: dex: entheogenesis. break it down. the birth of god within
cease: i'll try to ask pertinent questions of the assembled academics
cease: i'm sure i can slip in a firesign dope joke or two somewhere
Dr. Headphones: usually precipated by using natural substances which may be illegal
Dexter Fong feels Cat is being very secretive and wonders why
klokwkdog-sickleII: cat -- but what is the conference about?
cease: secretions? those aren't secretions, they're.....
Dexter Fong: Birth pains Klok
klokwkdog-sickleII: Ken: if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate
Dr. Headphones: "ah, god is being born breech! got to do a caesarian!"
Dexter Fong: What precipice
cease: drugs in history, drugs and the law, drugs in art, ad nauseum, or ad glorium, take your pick
Dr. Headphones: prepuce
Dexter Fong: Ave Nurse
Dr. Headphones: look it up if you dont' know what it means
klokwkdog-sickleII: Is this the secession conference for Ecotopia? Where BC and WA and OR and N. Kalifornia split off as a new nation upon this land?
cease: the local heads or head locals are going on the assumption that marijuana, et al is legal so Get Used To It
Dexter Fong: Ken: I know what prepuce means...it means just before light purple
Dr. Headphones: lol, dex!
klokwkdog-sickleII has had it with drugs ad nauseum for this lifetime
Dr. Headphones: "give a local head!"
Merlyn: if the prepuce is light purple, you're doing it a little too hard
cease: and he's Ur's forever
Dr. Headphones: klok: yeah, drugs have made me sick before too
Dexter Fong: Ken: Followed by Deep Purple, Blue Swede and Heavy Metal
Dr. Headphones: merl: methinks you *know* the truth about that word ;)
cease: my woman from toke ee yo
Merlyn :)
Dexter Fong: Smoke on the water
Dr. Headphones: from smegma?
Dexter Fong: Smoke on the Land
Dr. Headphones: a little bit south of the far-flung isles of langerhans
Dexter Fong: "We will smoke them on the beaches..."
klokwkdog-sickleII: i mean sick for weeks, months. no more. not again. they'll have to hold me down
Dexter Fong: Klok: No Problem...Nurse!!!
Dr. Headphones: restraints. hmmm, didn't know you swing that way, klok
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex, I don't care how they're offered
Dexter Fong: Ken: He goes back and forth
Dr. Headphones: england swings like a pendulum
klokwkdog-sickleII: I used to Dex, but I stopped
klokwkdog-sickleII: now, I can't get there from here
Merlyn: like a pendulum do
Dexter Fong: A body at rest tends to remain at rest unless swung
klokwkdog-sickleII: hell, I can't even get here some of the time
Dr. Headphones: klok: if you're swinging like a pendulum, adjust the little weight at the bottom to slow down or speed up
cease: paging, edgar allen poe
klokwkdog-sickleII: can't I just fire the lateral correction rockets?
Dr. Headphones: nevermore..........
cease: my woman from e.a.poe
Dexter Fong: Klok: NOticed you've not mentioned you're daily walking project...assume this awful weather has pretty much prevented same?
Dexter Fong: Cat LOL
Dr. Headphones: when i was a young boy, man down street from me was great-great-nephew of poe
klokwkdog-sickleII: skipped Mon, managed 50% extra on Tue; snowed Wed. too windy today. not sure about Fri.
cease: I'm not Main to Street, she just likes it that way
cease: a joke for the tiny doctor
Dexter Fong: Klok: HAve you considered the Mall trails like they do in Fla?
klokwkdog-sickleII: make him tinier...
Elayne: Okay, backk.
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Not back Yämamøto - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog-sickleII: yeah, but they are full of Floridians...
Dexter Fong: If you go around 5:00pm they all be at dinner
klokwkdog-sickleII: I walk the street in front of my house, which I find safer (and it's easy to get to the bathroom, if needed)
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex - typically they open an hour early for certified Old People to come in and walk their corns off
Dexter Fong: Well, you prolly won't get lost that way
cease: you missed my best joke of the night, and my tribute to tiny, el. but you can read the log
klokwkdog-sickleII: but the nearest Mall is 30 min. round trip in a car
cease: Mali is only 30 minutes away?
Dexter Fong: Kinda defeats the purpose don't it
cease: Timbuck 2......
Dr. Headphones: timbuktu
Dexter Fong: Kali is only 30 minutes away
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex- it's just annoying to fire up the car and go somewhere unless it's fun. I don't have fun doing this.
cease: Tim Buck, you fellow traveller.
Dexter Fong: Frank Buck's fighting devil-dog nephew
cease: life's so bright, i'm gonna need shades
cease: hey, i should put on some timbuk 3
klokwkdog-sickleII: I do everything I can: radio, books on tape, etc. to make it palatable, but it's like a continuous mouth drip of Cod Liver Oil for 2 hours
klokwkdog-sickleII: do that for me, Cat!
Dexter Fong: Sounds revoltingly healthy
klokwkdog-sickleII: pulled my BP down 40 points, so I'm supposedly less likely to die, but it don't feel that way...
Dexter Fong: Just so's you all know, I'll be in Key West next week and probably not in attendance
cease: ok, if i had a mike inside my computer you could listen too, klok
cease: greetings from timbuk 3, one of my fave albums
klokwkdog-sickleII: say hi to Jimmy Buffett, Dex. Rub it in!
Dr. Headphones: dex: enjoy the warmth :)
Dr. Headphones: if i had mike inside my computer, he would probably want out
Dexter Fong: Ken: I am *so* looking forward to it
cease: bp, is this a weight thing? you getting healthy on us, klok?
klokwkdog-sickleII spent part of Wed. eve listening to Dry Branch Fire Department
ah,clem: ..
cease: hi ah
cease: what would a doctor say to this guy, eh?
cease: open your mouth and say, uh....
Dr. Headphones: he fades, he types a few dots, he fades again. it's a viscous cycle
Dr. Headphones: winter is a great time to visit florida, i know
cease: nothing like a good harmonica
klokwkdog-sickleII: healthy is relative, Cat. it was either pop pills (and pay for that) or trudge. i decided to do the Volga Boatmen thing
cease: that slowly, kend?
ah,clem: just reading scroll, I am here, sometimes
cease: better than the styx, klok
Dr. Headphones: reading scroll? i didn't know you were jewish :)
ah,clem: dots ate to stop fade, as you assumed, Ken
Dexter Fong: OI!
klokwkdog-sickleII: amen, Cat, be there soon enough anyway
ah,clem: are
klokwkdog-sickleII: the famous Reading Scroll? In the Temple at Adelphia?
Dr. Headphones: klok: reading railroad
Dexter Fong: That's right Phil
Dr. Headphones: b&o is bergman and ossman
Dexter Fong: Burlington is the Coat Factory
klokwkdog-sickleII: that's right Dex! All run on Linux servers and dumb terminals!
ah,clem: I was just enjoying the conversation, and had little to say,
Dexter Fong: Jeeze, you *know* we is old when we start talking about RR lines long out of business and human memory
Dr. Headphones: lots of abandoned railroad lines here are being converted into parks. 20 feet wide and 75 miles long
klokwkdog-sickleII: don't be shy, clem; you're driving the rest of us to carpal tunnel
Dexter Fong: Perfect for walking
Dr. Headphones: dex: monopoly keeps them current
klokwkdog-sickleII: LOL Ken
Dr. Headphones: clem: if you don't enjoy it, hit that chromium switch up there
cease: can't take a taxicab to timbuktoo
ah,clem: yea, Ken, they will call it slim park, or park lane...
klokwkdog-sickleII: what freaked me is we're now old enough to see scripts re-made into movies the third time...
Dexter Fong: Right-of-Way National Land Grab Park
Dr. Headphones: klok: you might live to see four.....
Dexter Fong: What's next...a book?
Dexter Fong: On line of course
cease: its been like that for a long time, klok
klokwkdog-sickleII: yep, if I keep walking. but might hurt bad enough to wish i wasn't
klokwkdog-sickleII: no, only for 110 years, Cat
Dr. Headphones: they are rewriting books?
Dexter Fong: Spell checking Ken
cease: flicks used to be recyled furiously, as i recall my film histoyr. plays before that een more so
klokwkdog-sickleII had limited the scope to movie scripts...
klokwkdog-sickleII: the DMCA has put an end to much of the rewrite games
Dr. Headphones: scope is now 50% minty freshier
Dexter Fong: DMCA?
klokwkdog-sickleII did appreciate that some fan re-edited Star Wars The Phantom Menace and posted it online
Dr. Headphones: digital millennium copyright act
cease: shakespeare's plays are mostly recylced tales.
Dexter Fong: Run DMCA
klokwkdog-sickleII: Digital Millenium Copyright Act. If you think of copying something, the gangsters running Hollywood will come shoot you
Dr. Headphones: pin the tale on the donkey
cease: the whole idea of Story used to be retelling a Familiar Tale
klokwkdog-sickleII: well, the thing about Shakespeare is, Cat, it's so full of quotations
cease: Facts About Cats on the stereo as i type
Dexter Fong: and asides
cease: this time next week, should have new cats
Dr. Headphones: "goodnight, sweet prince, parting is such sweet sorrow."
klokwkdog-sickleII: no recycled ones, Cat?
cease: ooooooooouhuuu
Dr. Headphones: "something is rotten in denmark."
cease: tales, not heads, klok
Dexter Fong: Ken: Speak the speech as I have pronounced it to you
Dr. Headphones: "first thing we do, kill all the lawyers."
Dexter Fong: Bravo!!!!
cease: better take care, better watch where you sleep
Merlyn: HBO!!!
Dr. Headphones: dex: if that's a quote from "anythynge" then i have never heard it. will get it off that binary group soon, though :)
cease: its the cheese, kend
klokwkdog-sickleII: Chaucer did the same thing, if not worse, and he only survives due to Anglo-Saxon nationalism
Dexter Fong: Ken: No, beginning of Hamlets speech to the Player King
cease: in earlier times, i think originality wa smore a matter of nuance
Dr. Headphones: it's been too many decades since i read hamlet
klokwkdog-sickleII: is he like the Fisher King?
cease: they didnt have sensory overload that is our world
Dexter Fong: Cat: Indeed, there was great confort in familiarity
cease: i played Laertes in a university play.
cease: isnt that redundant
Merlyn: I'm going to do more flash programming, CU later..
Dexter Fong: Klok: The HiFi guy?
klokwkdog-sickleII can barely remember that Scottish Play he saw once
cease: by merl. keep em merling
||||||||| Merlyn rushes off, saying "10:59 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dr. Headphones: i was the king in "midsummer" in high school
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn
klokwkdog-sickleII: Yeah, Dex, the one Robin Williams played
cease: it was on last thurs as i was typing at ya. with sean connery as mcB
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite Merlyn
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: Ken: YOu went to Summer School?
Dr. Headphones: you mean MACBETH? come on, say it out loud
cease: they're flying like drops
Dr. Headphones: dex: it's the damnedest thing, we did play about summer in the winter
klokwkdog-sickleII: now look what u done, Ken
klokwkdog-sickleII: they shrank like dropsy?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Ken: And a Winter's Tale in summer no doubt
cease: i saw a great msn dream in watts once
Dr. Headphones: i'm not afraid of saying it, klok, since i'm not scottish
cease: very funky
Dexter Fong: Funky PUck
klokwkdog-sickleII: That's not the problem, Ken
klokwkdog-sickleII: But the holidaze is over; all the world's a sale. Now is the discount of our winter tents!
Dexter Fong: "What fools these sucka's be"
cease: another born every secound
cease: third, fourth
klokwkdog-sickleII: That's from Wiseguys II, isn't it Dex?
klokwkdog-sickleII: I saw a production at Trinity Rep. a few years ago
ah,clem: next time I am at the head end at skybird radio, next summer sometime, I would like to do a live call in show on Thursday, based on this chat group, would any one want to call in if I were to do that?
Dr. Headphones: clem: call me a taxi!
Dexter Fong: Klok: Wise guy"z" II, or Two Pimps from Pomona"
klokwkdog-sickleII: Clem - you mean via the audio telegraph?
Dexter Fong: OH Clme, I thought you'd never ask =))
Dr. Headphones: is there an 800 number? LOL!
Dexter Fong: Clem: Can you give me just a littel reverb and some echo?
klokwkdog-sickleII: Finally, a chance to sing the Duke's duet from Il Schizophreno!!
cease: taxi taxi burning bright
ah,clem: when I have it set up, I will come in here and give phone numbers, will be mid summer.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Ill join you and make it a Quarto
ah,clem: it could be fun
klokwkdog-sickleII can use his 1¢/min. long distance, as long as it's terrestrial and in the US of A
Dexter Fong: Mid Summer Madness
ah,clem :)
Dr. Headphones: klok: not sure upper peninsula of michigan qualifies......
klokwkdog-sickleII: Cat -- Nestle Quick you must do up a skript for us to work badly from
Dr. Headphones: they are a breed apart up there
cease: onlyu to ten, kend
Dexter Fong: Saginac or bust
Dr. Headphones: dex: saginaW and mackinaC, but both are pronounced with W sound
ah,clem: prefix is 906, just so you can check
cease: my big dog just walked into the room. and put a tennis ball on th ekeys
klokwkdog-sickleII: check dialaroundtheworld.com Ken and see. but guaranteed it'll cost you 5¢/min
Dexter Fong: Chat?
Dr. Headphones: it's your serve, cat
Dr. Headphones: i use 10-10-811 for 5/min
Dr. Headphones: i even call friend in netherlands for 12/min
klokwkdog-sickleII: then no advantage; dialaround uses umpteen thousand digit PIN, a PITA
cease: and when we get the kittens next week its gonna be insane
klokwkdog-sickleII: Ken, I can call Netherlands, most of Europe, Australia, NZ and parts of Africa for 2¢/min... ;-)
Dr. Headphones: btw, it's snowing like hell here, 10F outside. i shovelled almost a foot earlier this week, piling up again as we type
klokwkdog-sickleII: but i get carpal tunnel trying it for fun
Dr. Headphones: rub it in, klok :(
klokwkdog-sickleII: sometimes i call in to contests in Auckland for the heck of it...
Dexter Fong slips away for a refill hoping no one will drop while he's gone
ah,clem: this will not be till june or july, was just asking if anyone was interested...and I guess that was a yes
cease: Icy has taken a break. i put on Jack of Speed
klokwkdog-sickleII: it's nice, Ken, but the real benefit is the penny US calls, and 5 cents is close enough as makes no difference.
ah,clem: maybe if I can find something really obscure to play, one of the 4 or 5 might call
Dr. Headphones: yep, unless you talk for days at a time, not significant
klokwkdog-sickleII: also, it has no minimum, no upfront fee, but typing all those PIN digits is really annoying when desperately trying to be the 5th caller to win a goat...
Dr. Headphones: lol! yeah, make mine angora, please
cease: i havnet been paying attention here as Icy wants to play. play what, ah?
klokwkdog-sickleII: the play's the thing, Cat
Dexter Fong: Ghagh!! GWB in Greenwich Conn raising One million dollard tonight
cease: imagine having a great white wolf in your living room
Dr. Headphones: cat: white? you a racist?
Dexter Fong: Ken: It
Dexter Fong: cool, he's an albino
ah,clem: was asking if the chat group would call in if I did a talk segment, when I get back to SkyBird
cease: actually the golden retriever in him is starting to appear.
Dr. Headphones: clem: sounds good to me, but i have little to say
klokwkdog-sickleII: not so sure, Dex. People came out of the woodwork in Iowa and NH to vote in the primaries. They seem really pissed. They don't care if a candidate pulled heads off little puppies as long as they can beat Bush. Nobody's seen anything like it for awhile!
Dexter Fong: Ken: But you say it so well
ah,clem: we talk well, once we get started, ken
Dr. Headphones: klok: investigate frist (R-TN, senate maj. leader) and cats sometime
klokwkdog-sickleII: money may not save Bush this time, unless he can buy the ballot boxes from Diebold
Dexter Fong: Klok: From your mouth to all our ears is all I can say...may it be true
cease: Icy's taken anohther break, but he is demanding
ah,clem: was just planning, will not be back to marquette till mid summer...
Dr. Headphones: buy? hell, they are giving them to him!
cease: if any of you have had a 16 month old dog the size of an appliance want to play with you
klokwkdog-sickleII: Ken -- that's why Cat must provide us script and rehearsal before we all Clem's show ;-)
Dr. Headphones: clem: i may not be here then, might be in florida. a little out of the way for you if that's the case
ah,clem: yea, but you could call, Ken
klokwkdog-sickleII: LOL Cat
Dr. Headphones: if i talk REAL LOUD maybe they can hear me ;)
Dexter Fong: Yeah, Ken...You never call, you never write...
Dr. Headphones: cat: i've done that, they can be quite active
cease: no, klok. no joke. funny as hell though
klokwkdog-sickleII: i don't like it when they drool
ah,clem: there are telephones in the studio, Ken
Dr. Headphones: that last cup of coffee i just poured is almost old enough to vote
Dexter Fong: Duct Tape
klokwkdog-sickleII: yeah
Dr. Headphones: klok: i have kitten who gets on my chest when i go to bed, purrs and drools
klokwkdog-sickleII: it's very unsettling -- are they looking at me or the dog biscuit...or both?
Dexter Fong: Klok: THey are looking at the God who provides the dog biscuit
klokwkdog-sickleII: Ken - it's unlikely that a kitten will use you for lunch once you drop your guard...
Dr. Headphones: thank grid for sea biscuits
klokwkdog-sickleII: or, Dex, they are looking at Lunch
Dexter Fong: Extra tasty with weavils in em
Dr. Headphones: klok: i understand a dog will wait a week after you die before starting to eat your corpse, a cat only waits 3 days
cease: no, the kittens will tend to shred my fingers though.l imay lose the capacity to type
klokwkdog-sickleII: same mechanism, different blood sugar rate, Ken
Dexter Fong: Ken: YOu gotta start young if you wanna finish your meal
klokwkdog-sickleII: LOL
Dr. Headphones: or maybe dogs are more patient?
Dexter Fong: Dogs bond with people, cats, mostly not
cease: my dog is NOT patient
cease: not true, dex
klokwkdog-sickleII: in absence of The Pack, they lack cues. Cats are solitary hunters, dig right in
Dr. Headphones: cats do bond, but only on their terms
cease: its a matter of the individual animal
Dexter Fong: Cat: He *is* patinet, he's just highly insistant
Dr. Headphones: nub's nob ski area has 80" on ground
Dexter Fong: Ken and Cat: Yes they do bond but only on their terms
Dexter Fong: Some of em that is
klokwkdog-sickleII: That's right, Dex. One morning you wake missing a limb or two and the rest of you is bonded to the bed with Eastman 910...
Dexter Fong: Nub's Nob...lower than it used to be isn't it?
Dr. Headphones: i guess it's in michigan somewhere, but since i don't ski, have no idea
Dr. Headphones: the ski report was just on local news
Dexter Fong: News from around the world, somewhere
cease: but bond they do
Dr. Headphones: bond. james bond.
klokwkdog-sickleII: That's right Dex. Somewhere in the world, they are having news just now!
Dr. Headphones: bbc's "off the shelf" is in middle of 10 part reading of "casino royale"
Dexter Fong: Bond, Barer Bond
cease: i've had many pets in my life. never had any bonding problems whatever the species
klokwkdog-sickleII: That's Albert Broccoli to you!
Dr. Headphones: cat: i had pet skunk once, do NOT recommend to anyone
klokwkdog-sickleII: right you are, Cat, Eastman 910 will glue them all
cease: somehow pet and skunk do not belong in the same sentence
klokwkdog-sickleII: what's with the skunk, Ken?
Dexter Fong: Cat: I understand, but with cats, especially if they are say 2 or more years of age, if they've had a tough life or a solitary life, they generally reamin pretty much allof
Dr. Headphones: i wanted him, bought him, 2 days later, regretted it. 3 months later, i found a sucker, er, buyer, at half price and was happy to lose money on that bastard
Dexter Fong: alloof
klokwkdog-sickleII: feral cats are hard to work with
Dr. Headphones: who's afraid of virginia aloof?
klokwkdog-sickleII: aloof
klokwkdog-sickleII: as immortalized by W.C. Fields
Dexter Fong: Virginia, scrub me with that allof...ah
klokwkdog-sickleII: "Never work with feral cats or children"
Dexter Fong: aloof (damn)
klokwkdog-sickleII: Richard Burton he's not
cease: that's why we;'re getting kittens
Dexter Fong: "Ah, yes...my little wild cat"
klokwkdog-sickleII: lunch for the dogs?
Dr. Headphones: joke for you: osama is killed, goes to heaven. george washington walks up and slaps him. james madison punches him. tom jefferson starts shooting at him. he asks god about it, god says, "didn't you read in qu'ran, 70 virginians waiting for you in paradise?"
cease: Fumiyo thinks it will be the best chemistry with our puppy
klokwkdog-sickleII: I assume these will be recycled; new ones are rather expensive
cease: and the house is big enough for them to hide from each other for decades
Dexter Fong: LolKen
Dexter Fong: Cat: SHe's probably right
klokwkdog-sickleII: as long as they don't get lost
cease: lol kend
ah,clem: darn, fading already ...
klokwkdog-sickleII: out, out, damned spot!
Dexter Fong: Particularly if your dog is really gentle spirited
klokwkdog-sickleII: come Spot, let us see you run!
klokwkdog-sickleII: kick that ID, clem! ;-)
Dr. Headphones: well, i'm pulling the plug here, dear friends, if the 4 or 5 show up, tell them "hi" for me. later.....
cease: Fumiyo said he was astonishingly gentle with an injured bird she found in the park. That's my kinda dog
cease: ok kend. keep em kending
Dexter Fong: Night Ken..see you in 2
klokwkdog-sickleII: goodnight, Ken!
||||||||| At 11:29 PM, Dr. Headphones vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
klokwkdog-sickleII: But if there's an atomic war, Cat, wouldn't it be helpful if the hounds could go out and hunt for you?
cease: indeed
Dexter Fong: Cat: We had a Huskie-retriever mix, bought home a kitten that could fit in the palm of your hand...walked in and put the kitten on the floor...dog walked over..ketten stood on hind legs, hissed, swatted dog on nose about 1/2 dozen times...love at first sight
cease: just read interview with chomsky before the chat tonight.
cease: the russian captain hadn't said "no" to torpedoing the blockade around cuba, we would have all been killed
klokwkdog-sickleII: not to mention running off intruders who crawl over the front gates, Cat
klokwkdog-sickleII: URL, Cat? or email the URL to me sometime
cease: i'll try to find it. i read it in a chat and culd not figure out how to post to anyone
ah,clem: well time for me to go too, don't forget old time radio all weekend on skybird radio, (except for fst at 9 on sat & sun)
Dexter Fong: Pst resistant
cease: but it's a cbc tv show called hot type or something by evan solomon. it was just yesterday
klokwkdog-sickleII: did you catch Marshall's "Empire" piece in the New Yorker, Cat?
cease: maybe on the cbc website, i'll have to czech
cease: r slovak
Dexter Fong: Night clem...keep 'em callin'
ah,clem: listen to skybid
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite clem
cease: keep em skybirding, ah
ah,clem: night all
cease: klok, is that the one you sent me?
klokwkdog-sickleII: blookmarked in Winamp, Clem
klokwkdog-sickleII: yes, Cat
||||||||| 11:35 PM -- ah,clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: i read that, yes and i think i told you how much i admired it, old history buff that i am.
cease: t can there be a Young history buff? well yes, i was that too.
cease: chomsky quoted schlesinger comparing bush in iraq to japan in china. i loved it, as i know a lot about that
Dexter Fong: Cat: that's yesterdays news
klokwkdog-sickleII: ah yes, I remember now and it wasn't ref'd to E i said
cease: no, Phil Austin is yesterday's news. you all know that tale?
cease: All?
Dexter Fong: uh, no
klokwkdog-sickleII: Cat - I was listening to the abridged Theodore Rex while walking late last year.
cease: i think lodestone sells it. called Tales of the Old Detective. phil austin glows
Dexter Fong: I go out walking, after midnight"
cease: of that i'm unfamiliar
Dexter Fong: Cat: That...yes I have it
cease: and not killed in new york? i dont believe it
klokwkdog-sickleII: he got Nobel for helping settle Russo-Japanese. Much there about Manchuria, too.
Dexter Fong: Cat: I got Patsy Kline with me, and she's well armed
cease: oh that Theodore. yes i've read a fair amount about teddy
cease: and dangerous?
klokwkdog-sickleII: Japan was a Real Concern to his admin.
Dexter Fong: Only to those bullies and thugs on the block
cease: a friend i was visiting in japan was born in manchuria, as part of the japanese colonization plan
klokwkdog-sickleII: part of the reason for the journey of the Great White Fleet
Dexter Fong: 10,000 Stretch White Limo's
cease: greetings, white brother
Dexter Fong: ...who's drivin g
klokwkdog-sickleII: it was also a Major Sticking Point at 1919 Versailles, but the Great Powers in the end decided to let Japan have its fun with China
klokwkdog-sickleII: oh, it was very serious at the time, carefully designed to impress/intimidate the Japanese
Dexter Fong: Make them seem even smaller
klokwkdog-sickleII: and as much as i liked The Wind and the Lion, there warn't no Candice Bergen in Morocco; no Arab bandit with Scottish accent, either
Dexter Fong: Except for T.L. Lawrence when he was doing schtick
cease: yes i have to read that versailles book
cease: was there recently. ridiculous place. perfecrt setting for ridiculousness that followed
Dexter Fong: YOu may read here in the sitting room, or wait there in the reading room
klokwkdog-sickleII: It's tough going, Cat. If you have broadband, the interview with MacMillan will help. It's on CSPAN, only an hour and gives a good indication of how interesting (or not) the book is
cease: actually heard her on radio here, klok. she's a canuck. we love those of us who become famous in Your country
klokwkdog-sickleII: in the CSPAN interview, she talks about how the BBC invited her to Paris as a Talking Head for a Versailles 1919 program. And all the places she was able to see only because of the clout of the BBC.
Dexter Fong sings "There is a town in North Ontario..."
cease: hope their blairgate dont fuck em up too badly
cease: do you belive that judge?
klokwkdog-sickleII: well, she's attractive and very very good speaker, Cat. Ought to be -- she's a Provost of the History School at U. Toronto
Dexter Fong: DOn't follow judge's watch who makes the fudges
cease: yeah i wanna read that bio of neal young too. soon as i finish all this academic stuff
klokwkdog-sickleII: oh, the BBC needed to be stirred anyway. I just hope they don't break and some bozo like Murdoch buy everything...
cease: saw biopic of mclu last week. u of t kind of hot and cold with him.
cease: very conservatrive place.
klokwkdog-sickleII: but I wonder if there will be a David Kay type to pop up and subsequently embarass the heck out ot the Blair side. It's overdue, but they have an Iron Hand group over there, too, like here.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Don't know where you place Charlie Rose in the political spectrum, but I heard today, that he's partially underwritten by Rupert Murdock
Dexter Fong: Murdoch
cease: no shit,
klokwkdog-sickleII: yeah, and MSNBC is partially underwritten by Gates. Does not change how I feel about him.
cease: i would consider him a positive force
cease: like the simpsons
klokwkdog-sickleII: Murdoch pays to show The Simpsons
Dexter Fong: ..and collects mucho advertising dolloars
cease: the merchandise alone more than makes up for it
klokwkdog-sickleII: I think he would show a continuous scatalogical humorfest at his personal expense if it made money...
Dexter Fong: not to mention really big audience
cease: a tv show i just watched said bart simpson's face is most common form of acid
Dexter Fong: Klok: Who wouldn't these days
klokwkdog-sickleII: as in humor about him, not just funded by him...
klokwkdog-sickleII: to clarify
cease: not that rupert makes any money from each tab, but the ubiquity of the image means his franchise will keep making more money for him forever
Dexter Fong: Media Lords in melty hats
klokwkdog-sickleII: Murdoch's father was helping the Australian delegation to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference!
Dexter Fong: Helping them do what?
Dexter Fong: Get rid of the Abbo's?
cease: (in aussie english) Fah, humbug
klokwkdog-sickleII: They wanted Naru, a Pacific Island consisting mostly of guano
Dexter Fong: Guano = Gunpowder
klokwkdog-sickleII: also, they re-drew a map of the Pacific so that New Guinea looked like it was about 3 miles offshore from Darwin...
cease: the powder room?
Dexter Fong: We got the powder, no room for you
klokwkdog-sickleII: guano - they insisted all of Australian and NZ agriculture would fail if they didn't have access
klokwkdog-sickleII: fertilizer, guys. by 1919, it was Cordite: no guano required
Dexter Fong: Wasn't that about the time of the great bunny rabbit scare
klokwkdog-sickleII: yeah, after the Dingoes, before the Cane Toads
Dexter Fong: Feed the bunnys gunpowder, set one off, they multiply like crazy
Dexter Fong: Chain reaction
klokwkdog-sickleII: hah
klokwkdog-sickleII: not as easy with cane toads
Dexter Fong: Right, they're slow and can't feel anything anyway
klokwkdog-sickleII: they are basically like a character in a '50s s-f horror movie
Dexter Fong: "LIck me, Lick me"
klokwkdog-sickleII: impossible to kill and destroys anything that attacks them
Dexter Fong: Klok: Are they like voracious or poisonous?
klokwkdog-sickleII: yes
Dexter Fong: knew that was coming
klokwkdog-sickleII: they multiply exponentially and are seriously poisonous to animals and humans
cease: ok lads. the gods of hunger have summoned me to other parts of the realm
klokwkdog-sickleII: goodnight Cat
Dexter Fong: Cat, night see you in a couple
klokwkdog-sickleII is on his way out, too
klokwkdog-sickleII: Dex, going to wait for The Electrician?
Dexter Fong: Night Klok..stay as warm as you can...
klokwkdog-sickleII: night
klokwkdog-sickleII: shall we all go at once?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Waiting for the Oil delivery
klokwkdog-sickleII: one
Dexter Fong: Night all
cease: that conference i'll be hoping to insert firesignian humour into will be broadcast on pot-tv starting saturday morning, i think. send in your favourite firesign drug joke to me befoe i attend and i might use it.
klokwkdog-sickleII: two
Dexter Fong: two
cease: bye
klokwkdog-sickleII: three!
Dexter Fong: three
klokwkdog-sickleII: nite!
||||||||| "11:58 PM? I'm late!" exclaims klokwkdog-sickleII, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Dexter Fong: nite
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the yaws
||||||||| cease - dead from the common cold
||||||||| 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:
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Not back Yämamøto
Not so Clever Yämamøto
shoes for the dead
Woody One
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Rogue's Gallery:

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PP and Cat(cease)

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capeklok.jpg (5469 bytes)

capeken.jpg (7639 bytes)
kend^/Dr. Headphones

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brian1.jpg (2847 bytes)
Merlyn LeRoy

capedoc.jpg (6006 bytes)

newlili.jpg (6085 bytes)

roto.jpg (6046 bytes)

babs_so.jpg (5555 bytes)
LeatherG & SO

nino1.jpg (5352 bytes)

tonk1.jpg (6123 bytes)

old-man.gif (55478 bytes)
Compañero Señor Yämamoto

ashhar.jpg (9068 bytes)
Dexter Fong

newelayne.jpg (15.1 kbytes)

"The Home Team"

peggy.jpg (5240 bytes)
Peggy Blisswhips

audrey.jpg (4873 bytes)
Audrey Farber

tdt.jpg (6077 bytes)
Tiny Dr. Tim
Rest In Peace,
Dear Friend