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 May 13, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 5:57 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Johnny Piano coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Johnny Piano: Thanks, Catherwood - here's a fin.
Johnny Piano: I know I'm waaaaaaaaayyyy early, but I wanted to give you all a head's up...
Johnny Piano: MGM is issuing "Zachariah" on DVD, scheduled release is August 24. That is all. Have a good chat!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 6 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 6:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Johnny Piano - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Outside, the 6:35 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving gx coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| It's 6:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| gx - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Outside, the 8:17 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Merlyn coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Merlyn: Hello, the waiting room is full of dead people.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Outside, the 9:07 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Bubba's Brain coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bubba's Brain: I hear dead people....
Merlyn: Hey BB
Bubba's Brain: Hi Bri....
Merlyn: I'll be out of town the weekend of the 19th, so changing links on that weekend would be delayed.
Bubba's Brain: That's okay. I've had to move the grand opening back to June 1
Merlyn: ok
||||||||| Outside, the 9:10 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Bunnyboy coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Bubba's Brain: Hey Bb!
Merlyn: hi bb; BB is already here
Bunnyboy: Grand? Opening?
Bubba's Brain: The Lodestone Catalog -- I'm reviviing it.
Merlyn: opening his grand piano
Bunnyboy: Ever Widening Hole?
Bubba's Brain: Let's hope not.
Bunnyboy: Ah, the Money Pit!
Bunnyboy: No, seriously, that's swell.
Bubba's Brain: That's my fear....
Bubba's Brain: Just ordered the Sony canon...
Merlyn: I'll buy one of each kind of shirt
Bubba's Brain: Thanks...
Bunnyboy: The Nipponese have cannons?
Bunnyboy: Battle stations!
||||||||| Outside, the 9:14 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving llanwydd coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: hi
Bunnyboy: lo llanwydd
Bubba's Brain: Hey Il....
Bunnyboy: Hey, here's some dumb fun: INVADER ZIM is on video.
llanwydd: I'm disturbed to hear about these Japanese cannons. WMDs I call them
Bunnyboy: Wholly Made-up Devices?
Bunnyboy: AKA Operation Maguffin
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bone-E-Boi', just granted probation at 9:17 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanwydd: Actually Maguffin doesn't sound Japanese somehow
Bunnyboy: lo BOne
Bunnyboy: So many B's, so few spiders.
Bone-E-Boi: The Bonester, the Boneman, His Imperial Boneness. . . .
llanwydd: I'm familiar with the Hitchcock expression though
llanwydd: eveinin bone
Bubba's Brain: Hey BeB....
Bone-E-Boi: whatup
Bunnyboy: Scotch-Japanese: Wheat or Rice, we'll be plastered by noon.
Bone-E-Boi: bottomsup?
llanwydd: I've just invented sushi!
||||||||| Outside, the 9:20 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving c. ease coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
c. ease: you speeka dat jap o knees?
Bunnyboy: lo cat
c. ease: ankules?
Bunnyboy: c Dot?
llanwydd: kagi no kag
c. ease: hey bunny, you watchin dat laker game?
||||||||| Outside, the 9:21 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dexter Fong coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: mitsubishi
Bunnyboy: "I c Dot, it's right dere!"
Bubba's Brain: Hey Cat?
Bone-E-Boi: Martha Stewart will cater my opening at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Sushi will be served. In my dreams.
llanwydd: hey dex
c. ease: dex
Dexter Fong: lo dere
c. ease: rummy and the coke head, they were the best of friends
Bunnyboy: Not a basketball fan. The season/playoffs/et. al. goes on forever.
c. ease: president coke head sir, you're doing way too much coke, spoke rummy
Merlyn: HA! No period after "al", not an abbr.
c. ease: no such thing as too much coke, spoke the prez. hell, it worked for the contras, it can work for me
Merlyn: Oops, no period after "et", "al." is short for "alia"
c. ease: i thought you were a laker fan, bunny. i have been since they moved to la
Bunnyboy: Didja see the cover of the Enquirer this week? " 275-POUND MARTHA COLLAPSES!"
c. ease: you're having your period, merl? no wonder you're no fun
Bunnyboy: Way to kick someone when they're down...
Bubba's Brain: Stuffin Martha's Muffin....
llanwydd: Who the hell reads the Enquirer
Dexter Fong: Cat: Merl's not having a period, hence no fun..or too much fun
c. ease: lakers up by 7.go lakers
c. ease: a comma?
Bunnyboy: cat: Nope, Baseball is the one true sport. Rather a drag, as the Mariners are swimming in the toilet...
Bubba's Brain: a coma?
Dexter Fong: Coma see?
Bunnyboy: llanwdd: I didn't say I read the rag. I saw the cover.
c. ease: the dodgers moved to la a few years after me, lakers shortly thereafter so i grew up among champions
Bone-E-Boi: Now that you mention homo snuff videos on the White House VCR. http://www.well.com/user/silly/secret.html
Merlyn: so bb is not on the rag?
llanwydd: didn't mean to imply you were a nosy old bag, bunny
c. ease: sounds like a lenny bruce routine
Bunnyboy: Not THIS month.
Bone-E-Boi: You talking to me, cease?
Dexter Fong: BB is all the rag(e)
c. ease: too much israel shit on the majority repower. where is ah clem when we need him?
Bunnyboy: "The mighty M's, in the shithouse for good, this time."
Bone-E-Boi: I didn't think so.
c. ease: no, talking at you, bone. you in la?
Bunnyboy: "Yadda Yadda Yadda!"
c. ease: oops, san antonio is coming back
llanwydd: to be continued
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:27 PM and late as usual, it's klokwkdog, just back from Billville."
Bubba's Brain: Hey... everyone here is from the first half of the alphabet... weird.
Bone-E-Boi: Yeah, cease. Why am I not watching the Lakers game?
c. ease: 2 generatinos of waltons, bryants,
Dexter Fong: Hi klok
llanwydd: hey klok
c. ease: hi klok
Bunnyboy: lo klok
Bubba's Brain: Hey klok
klokwkdog: everyone has their eye on the ball?
c. ease: lakers to me is like jesus is to those who are into that kinda shit
llanwydd: at least i've got a w
klokwkdog: hello all
Dexter Fong: Cat: Mythological?
klokwkdog: nothing worse than a Jesus freak than someone who follows the bb around
Bone-E-Boi: I'm very fond of western Canada.
Bubba's Brain: wh.... wh..... wh.....
klokwkdog: gad
c. ease: where have you been in western canada?
c. ease: alberta is just la with cows
klokwkdog: memories of east texas. oops, central NC: carolina fever--there's no cure for it once the season has begun
Bunnyboy: Deadwood, B.C.?
Bone-E-Boi: Duncan. Totem City. On Vancouver Island. A few hours via rail from Victoria. And guess what? There's a Linux User Group in Totem City! I've got to do that gig some day.
klokwkdog: ah, inner passage cruise
c. ease: never seen the show but read good review in the new yorker
Dexter Fong: "Sheriff, Black Judas just rode into town
llanwydd: I doubt if I've been west of Niagara Falls
Bone-E-Boi: You had to mention religion.
klokwkdog: fled to charlottesville and the uva suckers had just acquired ralph sampson...
llanwydd: Slowly I turn! Step by step!
c. ease: anyone see west wing yesterday?
Bunnyboy: Yeah, Ian Mcshane is a wonderful villain in DEADWOOD. It's a fun ride.
llanwydd: In the US I've been as far west as San Antonio
c. ease: we dont get that hear, unless you pay for it
Bubba's Brain: yep, saw west wing.
klokwkdog: fled to upstate NY and finally free of this gawdawful basketball religion worship shutting down of shops and traffic and commerce and phone system and minds...
c. ease: wuddya think, bub
klokwkdog: and then hockey season started...
Bunnyboy: And Powers Boothe is the other sinister clubowner. Ooooh...
Bubba's Brain: They tried too hard to pull all the strings.
Dexter Fong: 1001 Strings
c. ease: i'm mr. cinematography these years and thought they strayed from their usual hues in an interesting direcition, though the sacret young vibe hung over the show like shaq over a hoop
llanwydd: Powers Booth is always the villain isn't he?
Bunnyboy: Hockey season! ALSO forever and a day!
klokwkdog has made it into the san juans, nearly across the Line, but never quite there. anyway, the place i was, they wanted to secede and join bc...
llanwydd: Wonder if he's related to John Wilkes
c. ease: fuck hockey
klokwkdog: no, now they use a puck, Cat
Dexter Fong: That's the spirit Cat
c. ease: my daughter's killer was enthralled by a hockey player, hallucinated fucking him while she killed Bit and her firend
klokwkdog: that was the whole problem in Drama class, getting someone to play the puck...
Bunnyboy: llanwydd: not sure, but he played Jim Jones, many moons ago. Won an Emmy.
c. ease: i used to loathe hockey out of its sheer tediousness. now i have a better reason
Bubba's Brain: Cat -- the email -slash-donnas narration just came across as too preachy., and the rest came across a little too maudlin.... this coming from someone who usually adores the show.
llanwydd: I was thinking of his Jim Jones and the TV film "Famiily of Spies"
Bone-E-Boi: clique klok
c. ease: yeah bub, but could you write a better one?
c. ease: one of the freinds i'll be seeing in la writes tv shows so i think about that kinda shit a lot
Bunnyboy: Well, Powers has that long face, piercing eyes and a voice that lies just north of Ted Cassidy.
Bone-E-Boi: Love hockey. We should trade locations, cease.
Bubba's Brain: No, but Aaron Sorkin certainly could have.
c. ease: i'll never leave here, bone, bun, whomever
klokwkdog: none of it has so directly touched me, but I abhor professional athletics until things get off into pretty obscure things
Bubba's Brain: PLus, it was a litle ruined for me, cause I'd read the spoilers for the episode.
Bubba's Brain: My fault for that.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:36 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dr Headphones coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dr Headphones: and top o' the evenin' to ya, dear friends
c. ease: hey kend
Dexter Fong: Klok: Have you seen Pro "Hide 'n Seek" ?
Bubba's Brain: Another first-halfer!!!!
Bunnyboy: lo Ken
llanwydd: hey doc
Bubba's Brain: Hey Dr.
klokwkdog: no
c. ease: kobe being interviewed is like shoes being made
klokwkdog: dex
Dexter Fong: Hi Ken, Glad to see they haven't come after you yet
Bunnyboy: I gotta play with a lonely dog. May BBL. Cheers!
Merlyn: bye bb
Dexter Fong: Night Bun
llanwydd: I looked at the log on Friday and noticed that Phil stopped by just after nearly everyone left
Dr Headphones: i just had pleasant surprise. friend from dallas called me, told me she was flying me down for my birthday next month for the weekend :)
Merlyn: yep...
c. ease: by bun
Dr Headphones: dex: no, "they" still haven't loosed the dogs on me
Dexter Fong: Cool Ken =)
klokwkdog: maybe things like paris->dakar or sailboarding race across Bering Strait or something
llanwydd: so long bb
c. ease: rihgt on , kend
Bone-E-Boi: When the Kings played the Canadiens in the 1993 Stanley Cup. Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, heaven.
Bone-E-Boi: Even though they lost.
||||||||| Bunnyboy is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 9:38 PM.
klokwkdog: wow, what a present!
Dr Headphones: just got the confirming email with all the flight details. now if i can just remember to wear the "right" shoes....
Dexter Fong: Ken: Wear your Dr. Scholl's
klokwkdog: no, Ken, you wear one left shoe and one right shoe, then put one in front of the other repeatedly and you can make it to the car. after that, you'll need someone else to help you...
c. ease: i'm a reefer man
Dr Headphones: i'm gellin', are you gellin'?
c. ease: enuf air america commercial alreasdy
Dr Headphones: lol, klok, my mom taught me that many moons ago :)
Merlyn: like a convicted murderer!
Dexter Fong: I'm Aaron Spellin and *I'm* gellin'
Bone-E-Boi: So, what do you say, cease? Trade places? Should we swap mates, too?
c. ease: archie, bunkeraitor, he's a spy and a carburator
klokwkdog: what's slated on Skybird tonight?
Dr Headphones: i hope they ran my name through their system before they booked me. i'd hate to get to airport and be denied because i'm a...LIBERAL!
c. ease: bone, no. my mate is for life, or other serous cereal
Bone-E-Boi: You'll love it here in Riverside, California. A little hot and smoggy in August, but . . . .
Dr Headphones: b-e-b: isn't that near reagan's stompin' grounds?
c. ease: i'll be in the valley next week, bone.
||||||||| Mudhead waltzes in at 9:42 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr Headphones: hi muddy
Dexter Fong: Goooollly Mudhead
c. ease: how few cloths do i need? i'm thinking of shorts, sun block, ...
llanwydd: hi mudhead
Merlyn: hey mudhead
c. ease: hi mud. hows' the pud?
Bone-E-Boi: Reagan and NIxon both had their honeymoon at the Mission Inn Hotel. Not with each other, I don't think.
Mudhead: Did someone drop this?
klokwkdog must absent in 4 minutes for a half
klokwkdog: hi mud
Dr Headphones: let go of my knocker!
Mudhead: Hello All
c. ease: tyranasaurus chews
Mudhead: And to my Iraqi viewers....Fuckin eat shit and DIE!
llanwydd: whole beef half, klok?
c. ease: hey merl, got power book. pretty mother, anint it
c. ease: just saw one on the desk of a dinosaur scientist on the news
Merlyn: neat, cat. Can it burn DVDs?
klokwkdog: where's the beef? u got a beef wid me?
||||||||| Outside, the 9:44 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Rotonoto coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dr Headphones: top o' the sirloin to ya :)
c. ease: some dodger just fouled off more than any in history., then homer
Dr Headphones: ROTO!
Bone-E-Boi: The lovely Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside. Harold Hiphugger lived there for a time, didn't he?
c. ease: hey roto
llanwydd: hey roto
klokwkdog: WOW! HELLO ROTO!
c. ease: yes, merl
c. ease: it can travel in time, newsweek too
Dexter Fong: Oh! Roto! Like many distant decades, your absence now making heart glow fonder
Dr Headphones: long thyme, no sea
Bubba's Brain: Awww. our first-half-of-the-alphabet trend is ruined, ruined, I say, ROTO! Damn you!
Rotonoto: Jeez I finally remembered to come here and look for Doctor- uh, doctor uhhhhh...
c. ease: jays over boston, 8-2
klokwkdog: so bad that I must briefly be absente in a minit, too. so nice 2 cu here once agin!
Bubba's Brain: Hi Roto.
c. ease: how the fuck are you?
Bone-E-Boi: roto rooter
Dr Headphones: absinthe
Rotonoto: hi guize, I'n here to restore balance and order and otherwise be a nuisance
Bone-E-Boi: who the fuck are you?
Dexter Fong: Abeseeinyah
llanwydd: yeah that's where Harold interviewed GenY2K
c. ease: one of my pals in la used to be a catcher for the red sox, angels
Dr Headphones: well, get your ass on the OTHER end of the see-saw then!
Bubba's Brain: You go ove rthere and sit on your half of the alphabet, and the rest of us....
klokwkdog: yin to our yang, finding our thrown i ching
c. ease: played babe ruth in Neal Amid
c. ease: how many sides can an ass have?
Bone-E-Boi: kneel amidst
Bubba's Brain: a top and a bottom?
Dexter Fong: An upside and a down side, plus the motion side
klokwkdog: a good side and a bad side, cat, if you've ever dealt with one
llanwydd: I seem to balance out the alphabet, don't I
klokwkdog: modified donkeys excepted, of course
Dr Headphones: it ain't the meat, it's the motion ;)
Bubba's Brain: a movement and a stationary.
c. ease: whre's elayne tonigth? not plugged in iyet?
klokwkdog: aha! a fake man in the middle attack you are, Ilan
Rotonoto: absinth of malice?
Dexter Fong: Cat: She's connected but where, I donno
Bubba's Brain: I I, cap'n
klokwkdog: and time to put up the message...now
Dr Headphones: I I = 2
Bone-E-Boi: Is it iYetti? From Apple.
llanwydd: absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Bone-E-Boi: IYeti?
Bubba's Brain: I*I=-1
llanwydd: makes the hearth grow fondue
Mudhead: or warmer
Bone-E-Boi: oy
Merlyn: ytterium?
Bubba's Brain: i * i = -1
Dr Headphones: oh, the paradox...i = sqrt (-1)
Bone-E-Boi: Is it oi yet?
Dr Headphones: damn, bubba, you took the easy road....
c. ease: fuck
Bubba's Brain: I only have i's for you, dear.
Merlyn: that's not a paradox, that's your imagination
Dexter Fong: We should know, already?
Mudhead: Merlyn turn off the clock please
Rotonoto: hey, where's all them flatlander tourists I was hearing about? You scare 'em all away?
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:49 PM, dragging doctec by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
llanwydd: oi vay
Merlyn: Did you know e^(i*pi) = -1?
Dr Headphones: howdy, pardner tom
doctec: hello
Dexter Fong: Hi Doc T
Dr Headphones: yep, merlyn, one of god's little jokes on mathematicians
Merlyn: I take a licking and keep on ticking
c. ease: the oy oy show welcomes Doc Tech!
Bone-E-Boi: cease dares say the F word because he's in Canada. Ashcroft will probably arrest him anyway.
llanwydd: That's Catholic expression, isn't it? Oy vey Maria
c. ease: nah. i'm imam mune
doctec: loooooooooooong day for this bit pusher
Rotonoto: Doctor- uhhhh... Doctor....
Merlyn: push more zeroes, doc, they're lighter
c. ease: hows the pool swimming these days, doc?
Bone-E-Boi: International borders are a mere technicality.
Bubba's Brain: Hey, doc, com sit over here on this side of the alphabet....
doctec: oy vay is mir
Mudhead: Well more religous, there holey
doctec: re pool shooting: it comes, it goes...
Dr Headphones: doctor, doctor, give me the news...i've got a bad case of... luvin' you!
Rotonoto: yeah take less energy because you don't have to keep 'em aloft
c. ease: tornado tears thru kansas on news
Dexter Fong: Mud: =))
c. ease: did jj'all see mexincan ufo wieirdness on tv yesterday?
Bone-E-Boi: There's a bunk for you at Gitmo, cease. That's what you get for terrorizing the internet. You've got the poor thing scared senseless.
doctec: some nights i can run the table, other nights it's a struggle just to come *close* to throwing a cue stick straight
Bubba's Brain: ... put the lime in the cocoanut, and call me in the morning....
c. ease: i dont thing we're in kansas any more
Mudhead: Or the farmhouse goin upinna tornado
Rotonoto: just a few seconds, and in spanish- please elaborate! (Have the aliens landed?)
Dr Headphones: cat: no, i don't trust those mexicans for anything since they sold me that "mild" taco and i couldn't feel my tongue for a week
doctec: and now, the news: today, a bunch of stuff happened
Merlyn: I saw some frame grabs, looks like foo fighters (WWII, not the band)
Dexter Fong: Ken: When you left last week cause of the storm, Klok was tracking storm on some radar site...was it as bad as it looked on the site?
||||||||| Outside, the 9:52 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving daytonasupertweeny coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
c. ease: yeah, but for first time govt admitted it, merl. odd
llanwydd: you want to know what mexican weirdness is? Mole sauce!
doctec: tonight's forecast: dark ... continued mostly dark ... followed by widely scattered light in the morning
llanwydd: hi tweeny
Merlyn: didn't Firesign invent the mexican air force?
Dr Headphones: dex: we had some very good lightning and wind that night.
Bubba's Brain: whut's this?
Dr Headphones: hi daytona
||||||||| Outside, the 9:53 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dave coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| Dave departs at 9:53 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
c. ease: hey dave
Dr Headphones: llan: yeah, mole sauce, you eat it, clean it off, eat it again
Merlyn: hey tweeny, dave
Dexter Fong: Hi Dave
Bone-E-Boi: As we speak, a task force of FBI agents scrutinizes our over word. And you thought Lenny was dead.
doctec: betwixt and betweeny
Dexter Fong: And Hi Tweeny
||||||||| Outside, the 9:54 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dave the Dolphin coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bone-E-Boi: our every word
Rotonoto: hi to all of you, you bunch of bozos
llanwydd: I mean molé
Bubba's Brain: Mole sauce... .does it have 6.23 * 10^23 atoms in it?
Dave the Dolphin: I love dolphins, besides I do have echo-locatation
Bone-E-Boi: operation overword
Dr Headphones: it's flipper! hi dave
llanwydd: hi dolphin
Dr Headphones: bub: no, that's guacamole with ripe avogadros
Bubba's Brain: Heavy on the D's tonight, aren't we.
Bone-E-Boi: operation overstrike
Dexter Fong: Daaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
daytonasupertweeny: damn microsoft, I'm back
Dave the Dolphin: flipper, that bastard, stole all the best catch
Bubba's Brain: I'm green with envy...
llanwydd: LOL Molé Skin Cookies!
Rotonoto: it must- they've certainly got Avogadro's number
Dr Headphones: tweeny: we ALL damn microsoft. though some of us continue to use it.....
Bone-E-Boi: Strike over every terrorist profanity on the internet!
Rotonoto: I'm turning blue myself...
Merlyn: the dolphins are laughing at us
doctec: refresh my dr, memory ... what's lland's streaming audio url, and is there some firesign playing?
daytonasupertweeny: this is netscape 7.02 mac
Dexter Fong: Or if you prefer, we have Preened Mole Sauce
Dave the Dolphin: I can't really use anything else but microsoft because the other screen readers suck
doctec: i'm blue with moss
daytonasupertweeny: i think i'll hold it over there...
Bone-E-Boi: avacado's number? Let me fire up Photoshop, I'll find out what the number is . . . .
llanwydd: Avocado's number?
Rotonoto: I have Avogadro's unlisted cell phone, too, but don't you dare ask me for it
doctec: firefox 0.8 here...
Merlyn: does the chat work OK, tweeny?
daytonasupertweeny: care to rake a safari, anyone?
Dexter Fong: Charlie 1-Adam 12 here
doctec: roto: 'cuz it'll take forever to relay that number to us?
Dr Headphones: roto: send to me in private message, please, i counted a mole the other day and he was wrong ;)
daytonasupertweeny: chat good. mongo like chat.
Bubba's Brain: safari, so goodi.
Rotonoto: Firefox the best- Clint Eastwood even made a movie about it
Merlyn: neaten up the jungle?
doctec: ah thanx for the skybird link
Bone-E-Boi: avacado's number is ACE4A2. No, wait . . . .
daytonasupertweeny: send me to the congo, i'm free to leave
llanwydd: I just figured out "avocado" would mean "lawyer" in Spanish
Merlyn: the jungle is where the blue moss is from
Mudhead: Mudhead is still onna clock, Im grey enuff
Bubba's Brain: the links the thing.
Bone-E-Boi: I'm using the wrong palette.
Dave the Dolphin: 3.06 times ten to the negative...8 right? I forgot all that stuff even though I only learnt it a few months ago
Dexter Fong: Ilan: And guacomole means lawsuit
c. ease: hey doc, i got the powerbook yesterday. it is a fucker of mothers
daytonasupertweeny: love your neighbor like ken lay
Dr Headphones: 6.023 time 10 to the 23rd
c. ease: dave, did you got to the fiddler camp run by al franken's right wing friend?
Merlyn: if you use the wrong palette, everything tastes off-color
llanwydd: LOL dex!
daytonasupertweeny: dear friends, can't we all not get along?
Merlyn: no, we can
Bubba's Brain: get al ong ittle oggie....
Dr Headphones: for your bonus question: what does pH represent? (tick, tick, tick, time's running out!)
daytonasupertweeny: Can can fries?
c. ease: i'm coming over shorty, because i am a portly
Dexter Fong: ury e ot n he one rarie
c. ease: that's freedom fries to you
Bone-E-Boi: The websafe palette sez that avacado is CCFF99
Bubba's Brain: Do yo uwant fries with that?
Dr Headphones: deep fried dancers. mmmmmmmm, my favorite!
Mudhead: No, i wanna see em dead
daytonasupertweeny: Acidity, or richard basehardt
llanwydd: tweeny are you actually from Daytona? I was there a few weeks ago
c. ease: he's soft now
doctec: he said the word power and his new laptop responded!
Merlyn: at the corner of Chico and Avocado
Rotonoto: oh, the elusive preHistory period of history, right? 7.0 and very neutral
Bubba's Brain: CC here, Fair, Friend, 99
c. ease: yeah it does that. weird
Bone-E-Boi: Voyage to the Bottom of
c. ease: crying o lot
daytonasupertweeny: Chiiiisus mon, don't you had the words?
c. ease: we await silent tristero's empire
daytonasupertweeny: Cray like and eagle...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bubba's Brain: 49
c. ease: so i ask once again, you think bush will lose this nov?
Dexter Fong: Lenny Tristero?
Mudhead: I hope
daytonasupertweeny: AXXE? Surely you jester?
Dr Headphones: catherwood is now 1/4 hour fast
Bone-E-Boi: He's lose this November if he falls off the wagon.
Mudhead: Failure
c. ease: i will once again decend into your sewer of a country in a few days. why am i not overwhelmed with fear?
Bone-E-Boi: The bandwagon, I think I meant to say.
Dexter Fong: Whooo! That's faster than Catherwoods ever been before
daytonasupertweeny: Mr. President, I've got a question...
Bubba's Brain: Or falls down on a pretzel.
llanwydd: I think he's got a good chance against Kerry
Bone-E-Boi: Lost weekend. Hopefully the weekend after the election.
daytonasupertweeny: Kerry Newcomer?
Dr Headphones: i'm not really "for" kerry, but i'm definitely against bush
Bone-E-Boi: Ray Milland.
c. ease: scary, kerry
Dr Headphones: kerry on, my wayward friend
Bubba's Brain: Wow, what a Bloomgington reference.
Mudhead: Bush is scarier
Bone-E-Boi: He can see though anything.
daytonasupertweeny: That would be Buchanan
Dexter Fong: Ken: It's a zero sum game; you're either against Bush and for Kerry or vice versa
c. ease: will kerry caruy indiana, bub?
c. ease: randy bachman on tv the othernight, kicking fuckin ass
Bubba's Brain: Indiana always goes Republican.
Dr Headphones: oh, dex, i will vote for kerry, but i'm tepid at best. better choices were available. but alas, the public isn't always as right as i am.....
Dexter Fong: Cat: You ain't seen n n nothing yet
Merlyn: will kerry carry Gary?
Dr Headphones: is turner still driving over him?
llanwydd: I wonder if the Republicans could keep Bush in office againts the will of the people. Does that sound paranoid?
daytonasupertweeny: 4 deceased in Ohio. And Irriquois, and Shoshonee
Bone-E-Boi: Only six months to go. This thing is being hyped worse than Christmas.
daytonasupertweeny: Tucker makes a good car. Not to mention a pretty decent country rock band :)
Bubba's Brain: They put him there against......
Bone-E-Boi: Lots of advertising bucks in it.
daytonasupertweeny: So, who's here tonight?
c. ease: before i went to frisco last year, i held the city in high esteem. no lnoger
Bubba's Brain: Aye!
Bone-E-Boi: The Kerry ad didn't mention his opposition to the Vietnam war. I love the ad biz.
Dr Headphones: if anyone wants to see my "million members for mcgovern" card i recently scanned it and put on http://webpages.charter.net/kendeb52/index.html
llanwydd: got to turn off my AC. brb
Rotonoto: everyone who's here
daytonasupertweeny: I was breast fed by my father (moves tie)
c. ease: but i fear that was bush's america, not any fault of an always gorgeous city
Dr Headphones: roto: i'm here against my will. oh that's right, i don't have a will. i will die intesticleate
c. ease: hey roto, you doing any radio spots for air america?
||||||||| Dave the Dolphin leaves at 10:06 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dr Headphones: ah, this skybird does NOT sound like firesign to me
daytonasupertweeny: They say America gets the politicians they deserve. If it was between Kerry and McCain, I'd have to give it serious consideration.
Rotonoto: nope, not me- ytou mixin' me up with freqman?
Merlyn: apropos exit line
Bone-E-Boi: Your father smoked a lot of marijuana, daytona?
daytonasupertweeny: Franken was on Jeapordy today. What a riot.
c. ease: yuer right. or left
daytonasupertweeny: Franken rocks.
Merlyn: celebrity jeopardy? Double jeopardy?
c. ease: what is jeopardy? game show?
daytonasupertweeny: You ain't got no friends, sonnn...
Rotonoto: sound off, three four...
Bone-E-Boi: ow! ow! Damn that Ashcroft! Get those attack dogs away from me!
daytonasupertweeny: Hound dog.. tree frog...
Bone-E-Boi: Look, it was just a joke. I wasn't advocating marijuana use.
Dexter Fong: Poon tang, the drink of Red Neck Astonauts
Dr Headphones: poon tang........
daytonasupertweeny: You wanna marry?
Bone-E-Boi: Man, plastic handcuffs hurt like a bitch.
llanwydd: It sure would be nice to have a moderate in the White House for a change
Bone-E-Boi: My crotch is not a chew toy.
daytonasupertweeny: Houston rocks. Sorry, but we can get people back from oblivion...
Dexter Fong: Chew bet
Dr Headphones: b-e-b: don't you have the key? or did you split it with the sound effect man?
daytonasupertweeny: Just can't feed Appalacia.
llanwydd: Someone like Carter. Serious
Dexter Fong: I can't feed my Appaloosa
Bubba's Brain: I think I'm going to make an oily, er, early exit. Nite all.
c. ease: are you gnu here, tweeny or just new moniker?
daytonasupertweeny: Now that's some horse sensei.
Dexter Fong: Night Bubba
Dr Headphones: bye, bub, take it sleezy
Bone-E-Boi: Air America had a couple of keys, but they shared 'em with the sound man.
Rotonoto: nite, bubs
doctec: nite bb
daytonasupertweeny: Oy vay...
llanwydd: nite bub
doctec: will be in touch
c. ease: bub a bub a bub a bye
Bone-E-Boi: 1, 2, 3 boxcars
c. ease: oy yoi you, brought to you by jews in the news
Mudhead: doobie
daytonasupertweeny: Love the one you're with...
Bubba's Brain: Have fun... don't do anything I wouldn't do..... or would do.
Rotonoto: the guy doesn;t trickle down, he bubbles to the top, frothy dude, he
||||||||| Bubba's Brain is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:11 PM.
doctec: the good news: lili got the new zealand gig (with a one-month startup phase in australia) - bad news: she flies out sunday, which pretty much kills my weekend as far as extracurricular work goes
c. ease: dont bogart that doobie, bro
daytonasupertweeny: If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with...
Bone-E-Boi: the daily show, cease?
Rotonoto: just my luck- defenestrated and now it's raining marmosets
Dr Headphones: the old "good news/bad news" thing, doc, we've all been there
daytonasupertweeny: Good advice for teens...
Dexter Fong: Jeeze Doc, talk about a long distance romance
doctec: also saturday is her birthday but with so much to do in prep for the trip, won't have much time to celebrate
Bone-E-Boi: axe handle wristwatch
daytonasupertweeny: Me, I remember the release of Close To The Edge.
c. ease: i watch it when i can, which isnt often enoug, bone
doctec: dex: until she was let go by openwave, that's the way her life was running - always on the road, no time for personal life
llanwydd: what is "defenestrated"? I'm dying to know.
c. ease: but yeah, i can write for that
daytonasupertweeny: Oh, how can you be...
doctec: so these past 2-3 years, she's had a lot of down time to recharge her batteries
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Out the window
c. ease: 10-6 toronto. yay!
doctec: look it up at bartleby.com
llanwydd: CttE is the second best album of all time next to The Yes Album
daytonasupertweeny: A few million of us just elected a new President of India.
c. ease: la 61- san antonio 45. i win everywhere i look
llanwydd: Windoew/ that makes sense. "Fenester" Fenster
Bone-E-Boi: are all of the pictures and videos that Congress doesn't want you to see being auctioned at eBay yet?
Dr Headphones: got phone call, will be away for a while
Bone-E-Boi: iYeti?
daytonasupertweeny: (A Rap Artist) WURM!
c. ease: she should come to north van, doc. very good place torechare
Mudhead: no, there puttin em in a magazine
c. ease: charge
Bone-E-Boi: How much?
doctec: lland: talking with a friend of mine in nyc, he's got tix to go see the reconstituted yes in concert (original lineup!)
llanwydd: How can you elect the president of india in daytona?
doctec: except for bruford
daytonasupertweeny: Merida, where art thou?
Bone-E-Boi: the crying of lot 49
Bone-E-Boi: soon to be an interactive website
daytonasupertweeny: Bruford goes in my top 10 list. Walden is most certainly included.
c. ease: we await silent trestero, bone
Bone-E-Boi: tell a friend and bring the kiddies
doctec: cat: she really needs the work right now, still wanna try and come up in the fall
Rotonoto: Fenestration: the arrangement, proportioning and design of windows and doors in a building...
Dexter Fong slides away for a refill
c. ease: i've read that book almost 49 times
||||||||| Elayne sneaks in around 10:15 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
llanwydd: yes is going to be up my way in september
doctec: hey e
c. ease: you say prague, and i say plague
Bone-E-Boi: Feinsteination?
c. ease: hey elaye
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Mudhead: hiya elayne peace to you
c. ease: how's my favourite pound for pound person?
llanwydd: hi elayne
daytonasupertweeny: In case you've never been to Texas, Waylon can shame metal bands. Oops, dead from bad health.
Elayne: Have you all got your origami boulders?
Elayne: You must read this site in a "Young Guy" voice: http://www.origamiboulder.com/
daytonasupertweeny: off for a minute...
doctec: sorry i couldn't make it to the move party, both your late april weekends were unfortunately spoken for by others a couple of months ago, couldn't wriggle out
Bone-E-Boi: not to be confused with the yada yada yada Elayne.
Elayne: 'S okay, Tom, we'll come up sometime this summer after I get a car.
Merlyn: yeah, "nightwhispers" has that link, elayne
c. ease: i havent been young in hundreds of years
llanwydd: anybody know what's on skybird? I can't get it
Bone-E-Boi: Our Elayne is better.
doctec: when do you think you'll be getting wheels e?
Elayne: Dex did a great job helping at the party though! And he now has all of my Firesign video.
doctec: (she might actually come up into the hills?)
Mudhead: Elayne come visit in July
Elayne: Tom, it's going to have to wait until my boss sails (he takes off on June 14), because my parents want to come up during a weekday and I can't take any time off till my boss leaves.
Bone-E-Boi: Tom? Is there another Tom in here? The Tom Tom Club.
doctec: i know the feeling there e
Elayne: So definitely by the end of June I'll be mobile.
doctec: tom o., a.k.a. doctec
llanwydd: I'm in need of a car too. If anybody will send one up my way I'll pay for the postage
doctec: that's gonna be one hefty postage charge
Rotonoto: Oh, Elayne make fine origami boulder url for Roto to like...
daytonasupertweeny: Nothing like having a 3rd world country on your boder to give you some perspective who actually makes the stuff you buy in Austinm Toronto, BC, etc.
llanwydd: hell of a big stamp
Elayne: Yes, Roto, I thought you'd appreciate the page most. :)
doctec: unless all we're shipping you is the wheels and nothing else (no engine, body, tranny, a.c., power windows, power brakes, etc)
c. ease: i remember origami. i prefer orgasms
Rotonoto: yes, a old trick puzzle...
Dexter Fong: Hi Elyane...All your Firesign are belong to me
doctec: origasmi?
Mudhead: I'll have some clunkers to move inna couple of weeks, check wif me if you need wheels cheap
Merlyn: cars come with crossdressers now?
daytonasupertweeny: Austim. There's a cure for that :)
llanwydd: we answer it next show
Bone-E-Boi: Formerly known as the Phil Phil Club.
Rotonoto: waidaminnit! the only cure is death!
doctec: crossdressers? they're affiliated with the kkk?
c. ease: austin? he was here last week.
daytonasupertweeny: Not to be torturing me!
c. ease: k k k your dick, gently down the tao
Rotonoto: stop torturing me!
Merlyn: and they wear dresses with pointy hats
daytonasupertweeny: Stpehen Fuller
doctec: he sure was
Bone-E-Boi: Seriously, which one of you bozos is named Tom?
doctec: me
daytonasupertweeny: That's Steve Reeves, sorry for trhe misspelling...
Rotonoto: ah, the fuller brush man
c. ease: mare e. lee, mare e. lee, mere, eh, lee? life is but a cow
doctec: at least that's what my driver's license says on it
llanwydd: tweeny, what part of daytona are you in? I know the place
Bone-E-Boi: Stemcell research is the only hope for my memory.
daytonasupertweeny: Salt Flats, near Miami
c. ease: some gave you a license? horrors
Rotonoto: tom, tom- these balls will make us famous!
doctec: that dude's got ears in his muscles
doctec: life's a ball
Bone-E-Boi: Memory! Doctor Memory! I'm remembering... I'm remembering everything.
c. ease: ive never been sorry for a misspeling in my life. if you call that a living
llanwydd: don't know that place quite as well
Elayne: Dex, have you tried to play any of the videos? Are they still in any sort of playable condition?
Rotonoto: well doggone it, you ol' cuss...
doctec: not responsimble for typmoglyphicall erroms
daytonasupertweeny: All you need is cash... All together now...
Dexter Fong: E; No I've not had time yet
Bone-E-Boi: Those balls will mean your fortune.
daytonasupertweeny: Harrison rocks. People who shouldn't be dead.
Rotonoto: he's remembering- he's been mossed
Rotonoto: ...th8inking of balls we'll have...
daytonasupertweeny: My mosfet is missing a transistor.
Bone-E-Boi: George Harrison produced Life of Brian. If not for him, the movie would never have been released.
Bone-E-Boi: He produced another dozen or so movies. Most of them are excellent.
daytonasupertweeny: They rioted in NYC when the Proclamation was announced. Don't think it doesn't happen in South Boston.
Bone-E-Boi: Hand Made Films.
Rotonoto: Beatle George a movie mogul? Who woulda guessed?
llanwydd: Pardon me a moment while I try once again against hope to download skybird. This may take a while
daytonasupertweeny: We're just South of thet Manson-Nixon Line.
c. ease: head a speech about the tulsa riot in the 20s. hundred of blacks killed. media tried to hide it
Bone-E-Boi: he was an ubermensch
Merlyn: Harrison's batting average for movies is very high
daytonasupertweeny: Thet. I've invented a new word. Spike the T.
llanwydd: cant do it with this setup
Bone-E-Boi: Checking Out is a movie about death that he produced.
Rotonoto: ya ya, uber dere
Bone-E-Boi: dubie dubie buber
daytonasupertweeny: This is my family's homes (meaning of life).
llanwydd: I saw Time Bandits recently. Wasn't too impressed
Dexter Fong: Martin Buber..the fifth Doobie
daytonasupertweeny: You don't like it?
llanwydd: That was a Harrison film
Rotonoto: das is nicht! der dubie ist mein
c. ease: boobs a lot
Bone-E-Boi: boobie
daytonasupertweeny: John Guiedgoodenough.
Dexter Fong: Du bist eine Doobie Dumbkopf
Rotonoto: Time Bandits was giood clean fun in its time
Bone-E-Boi: blue footed boobie or red footed bubie?
Rotonoto: kinda liked it myself
Elayne: Oh, I always thought Time Bandits was charming.
daytonasupertweeny: Only he could play God for The Circus.
Bone-E-Boi: Bridge Troll: I'm not sure. AAARRRGGGHH !
daytonasupertweeny: Circus and Bread, that's what I say...
Rotonoto: aw hell, Sean Connery was in it- what's not to like? :o)
Dexter Fong: What's God for the Circus is Allah for the Carnival
daytonasupertweeny: My car shoots oil. Probably won['t get past inspection.
c. ease: not bad, el
Bone-E-Boi: Boobies. Species variation. The Whole Darwin thing, I swear.
Rotonoto: me too, slovenly car blowing oil out past the earl pressure sensor, must make ammends
llanwydd: At the beginning of the film it says "John Cleese" as if he was the star and he only had a small part
c. ease: yeah, my car is rapidly, expensively expiring
daytonasupertweeny: Ammmenda, you light up my life (have to be a fan of Waylon)
Bone-E-Boi: Sean Connery was in Cuba. Directed by the same guy that directed The Bed Sitting Room.
Rotonoto: no, I is tha second ammenda
daytonasupertweeny: The people down here have Hummer limos. It's a bit ridiculous.
llanwydd: Richard Lester?
Dexter Fong: You may wait here in the bed sitting room or you may wait here in the sitting bed room
daytonasupertweeny: But then, if you're friends with the Royal Suadi...
Bone-E-Boi: Yeah, Hard Day's Night.
Dexter Fong: Royal Suede?
daytonasupertweeny: Saudi, that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
Bone-E-Boi: John Lennon was in How I Won the War, which is a companion piece to Bed Sitting Room.
daytonasupertweeny: And they moved to Washington...
c. ease: dc? ac?
Dexter Fong: I see where they're making a movie about Peter Sellers
Rotonoto: and Washington was very moved by that
daytonasupertweeny: Southern Maryland. Bowie.
c. ease: very goonish of you to mention that, bone
daytonasupertweeny: Ahhhhhh......
llanwydd: Peter Sellers was a strange man
Dexter Fong: Bone? Goonish?
daytonasupertweeny: Texan by choice.
Dexter Fong: Il: Yes he was...a comic genius great acotr and very strange
llanwydd: very talented. A shame he died so young
daytonasupertweeny: It's Stevie Wonder's birthday. Let's all put on Fulfillingness's First Finale.
Merlyn: heart disease in his family, I think
daytonasupertweeny: Would you mind taking this across the street for me?
c. ease: we lakers be dieing
Dexter Fong: Il: As funny as he was and as much as I loved all the comic stuff, his performance in "Being There" was extraordinary
c. ease: sir duke?
Rotonoto: Steve Martin to play Sellers, as i remember (right?)
Merlyn: "Does your dog bite?"
Bone-E-Boi: Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, and Spike Milligan are in Bed Sitting Room. Not very goonish performances, though. Weird.
Dexter Fong: Roto: Yes I think so
llanwydd: Being There is the one I haven't seen
Rotonoto: Dex- yes, yes- my favorite by a nose, love that one- that movie walks on water, as it were...
c. ease: and george antrobus invented the wheel
Dr Headphones: i'm back now
Dexter Fong: Ilan: It's worth seeing
Rotonoto: Granny Does Your Dog Bite (by Seals & Croft)
Dexter Fong: Hey Ken:
Dexter Fong: wb
Mudhead: uh oh, im grey again. Merlyn cant you turn this thing off?
Bone-E-Boi: Is the Lakers game over? Who won?
Dr Headphones: i wasn't even able to read the screen while i was "away" so i will forgive anyone who talked about me
llanwydd: I think Steve Martin is actually doing a new "Pink Panther" film as Clouseau
Rotonoto: der doktor headphones meister
Bone-E-Boi: cease?
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Yes he is, maybe he's not doing Sellers role
Dr Headphones: and desist!
Rotonoto: llan- that may be more right, my memory all foggy, but the crystal ball is clearing...
c. ease: oiu?
c. ease: i be involved in lakers game
Dexter Fong: Rush LImbaugh , "Doctor, De cyst!"
c. ease: our 16 pont lead whittled down to naught. fuck
Bone-E-Boi: The Magic Christian. With Ringo Starr. Co-written by two Pythons. Cleese is in a scene.
klokwkdog: ennnnng! And the Locusts threaten to score late in the game!
llanwydd: good one dex
Elayne: Never seen that one, Bone-E.
Bone-E-Boi: Was it based on a novel by Terry Southern?
Dexter Fong: Bone: Wasn't that mostly written by Terry Christian?
doctec: i thought 'the magic christian' was a terry southern script
Dr Headphones: the 17 year locusts are supposed to start hatching here any day now
Elayne: Locusts? I think this year belongs to the cicadas.
Merlyn: so is graham chapman, but a tinier role (an oarsman)
klokwkdog: the right one is the sun and the left one...it is the moooon
Bone-E-Boi: That movie helped me survive junior high school. Evidence of intelligent life.
Dr Headphones: e: aren't they the same thing?
Dr Headphones: i'm not an entomologist (but i play one on the internet)
Rotonoto: ours are definitely out, saw a bunch molting on our roads about 2AM other nite
Dexter Fong: Doc That was the Magic Southern, by Anne Bancroft and Seals
klokwkdog: nasty filthy insekts
Bone-E-Boi: they were the best of years, they were the worst of years
Dr Headphones: help me, i'm molting.................
doctec: dex: ah, thanks it's all coming back to me now
Rotonoto: that's why they do it under cover of darkness, klok
klokwkdog: yeah, last time I saw Paris was in Germantown in '86 or '87 + 17 = 2004 so yeah, they should be out by now
Bone-E-Boi: Doodles Weaver's seal impersonation.
Bone-E-Boi: Thurber.
klokwkdog: but don't remember 'em here
Dexter Fong: Molto, Benny?
doctec: btw: did any of you know that the entire 'apotheosis saga' is now available for download as high-res mp3 files from cephalopod.com?
Dr Headphones: doc: what is the apotheosis saga?
doctec: malto dextrin
llanwydd: Doodles Weaver was another comic genius
Dexter Fong: Macho Hector
klokwkdog: at night, down south, they racket all night, every year. then get all likkered up and smash into porch lights at 100 mph. suckers the size of bats.
Rotonoto: I'm apostate, what is "apotheosis saga" anyway? Inquiring minds sorta want to know...
doctec: dr. h: it's an independently produced, firesign-influenced work
Elayne: Well, got a bit of laundry to unpack, best get to it. Next week, all!
Bone-E-Boi: Thurber's son (grandson?) is at a foreign policy think tank. I see him on CNN now and again.
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 10:43 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
doctec: the two guys who put it together called their production company 'cephalopod productions'
c. ease: by el
Dexter Fong: Ilan: Spike Jones memeber yes?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with gov't tweeny close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:43 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
klokwkdog: all of us are independently-produced, firesign-influenced work by now... ;-)
c. ease: oh those fuckers
doctec: they got proctor and ossman to do voices for it
llanwydd: nite elayne
doctec: see cephalopod.com for details
c. ease: i have more talent in used toilet paper
klokwkdog: nite E.
Dr Headphones: well, since i have drive space and high speed modem, i'll get it. thanks for the tip ;)
doctec: at one time, the two 'pod guys were partners with richard fish, helping him run lodestone
klokwkdog: why no FST on Skyberd?
llanwydd: another tweeeny
gov't tweeny: Not on the backs of other peoples. Not Nike. Not Mac.
Bone-E-Boi: llanwydd, have you read my blog entry about Doodles Weaver, Spike Jones and Thomas Pynchon? http://www.well.com/user/silly
doctec: but they split with fish in the lat '90s, citing irreconcilable differences (and the need to get paid on a regular basis)
Rotonoto: then the internet broke and all the raw humor spilled out on the ground...
llanwydd: anybody listening to skybird. I'm dying to know what's on
Mudhead: well, im off to sleep, major dental work tommorrow, generally speaking
gov't tweeny: Not another Tweeny. Computer crash. 6100/G3 8.6.
gov't tweeny: Mongo like old Macs.
Mudhead: I'll be back next week, nite all
llanwydd: the other tweeny got deflated
Dr Headphones: roto: i hope it gets fixed soon, i have lots of googling to do ;)
Bone-E-Boi: Pynchon had Prof. Irwin Corey accept his 1974 National Book Award.
klokwkdog: nite Mud
gov't tweeny: Like yourselves.
Dexter Fong: Bone and Ilan: Heard a program this past weekend re: Mickey Katz (Joel Gray's father) a klezmerite and very funny guy
||||||||| Mudhead leaves at 10:45 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
doctec: the last unicorn?
Bone-E-Boi: Quite a prank.
llanwydd: haven't read it bone but I'll look at it tonight
klokwkdog: just some random musique, Ilan, as best I can tell
gov't tweeny: We're the best. We're diversity. We're American. (pass the indian, please)
Bone-E-Boi: Although not quite as funny as Bill Gates Tower at MIT.
Dr Headphones: west indian or east indian? you have a choice here!
Rotonoto: material for a new FST work- at the fair- "hey man, he broke the internet! I want my money back..."
llanwydd: thanks klok
Dexter Fong: We're US Plus..we invented the idea of our sovereignty
gov't tweeny: Hopefully, you too will find the shores of Massassachusetts
Bone-E-Boi: what kind of clown am I?
Rotonoto: "hey Pablo- he broke the internet!"
Dr Headphones: roto: starring al gore?
Bone-E-Boi: barro
gov't tweeny: Or, at least, the band Manassas...
Dexter Fong: Al Gorhythm
llanwydd: algorithm?
c. ease: chowing on gnochi. no, i dont eat dog
llanwydd: there's an echo in here
Dexter Fong: Cat: How about some Vato, Gato?
Bone-E-Boi: hangin wit my homies at da Strata MIT
Dr Headphones: gnosis brand gnocchi. you KNOW it's good!
gov't tweeny: Doggie do, doggie don't. What's the difference once the head's blowed off?
Dexter Fong: Ken: And it's hip too
gov't tweeny: Yup, yup.
c. ease: good won, kend
Dr Headphones: you sure it's hip? i thought maybe knee or ankle....
gov't tweeny: See cure i tai.
gov't tweeny: Holy, holy.
Dexter Fong: Ken: Are you progging me?
Bone-E-Boi: the $200 million practical joke
Dr Headphones: would i prog you? (maybe i would if i knew what the hell "progging" was)
||||||||| It's 10:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| daytonasupertweeny - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bone-E-Boi: bozo chic
Dexter Fong: prog gnosis
doctec: it's very difficult for me to listen to skybird at the moment, it comes across all choppy - it's not skybird's fault, it's a problem with the audio drivers for my german-made sound "luna ii" sound card - a creamware product - very good card for pro audio use but feed it an mp3 stream that's not 44.1 and it just can't play it properly
Dr Headphones: so many verbs, so little time
Dexter Fong: So many words, so little tune
doctec: moreover the company fell on hard times recently and is just coming out of something akin to (but not as severe as) bankruptcy
Bone-E-Boi: I'm gonna find out who won da game. Gnigh tall.
llanwydd: daytona had the fiddlers. I hope we don't get them
Dexter Fong sings, I want to build a world of coke, and sniff it every day.......
Dr Headphones: ah, prog gnosis! i didn't think about that. i was caught in a circular argument. dia(meter)gnosis
klokwkdog: Doc - who says you can only have one sound card or one computer??! ;-)
llanwydd: nite bone
Bone-E-Boi: nite
Dr Headphones: i have two video cards in one computer, but use only one
Dexter Fong: You tell 'im Klok
klokwkdog: nite bone-e
Merlyn: nite bone
Rotonoto: nite bones, say hi to the noneckers...
Dexter Fong: Nite Bonester
Bone-E-Boi: gnot nsane
klokwkdog: i have two TV tuners in this computer, but use only one
gov't tweeny: Dem bones, dem dry bones...
Dr Headphones: speaking of computers, t-storm sunday night took out one of mine. i just jerked the hard drive out of it, moved over to other one, haven't figured out what happened to it yet
klokwkdog: a shocking lack of antennas is the problem
Rotonoto: we all gnu that, guy
Bone-E-Boi: iNsane
gov't tweeny: Broadband? That's sexist.
doctec: i got email from them last week telling me they had new drivers for download, i'm getting them now. klok: this german-made card is quirky and i don't know how well it gets along with other cards, i don't have the kind of leisure time to struggle with troubleshooting problems if there are incompatibilities
Dexter Fong: Klok: Haven't heard you mention the monster dog tonight
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi leaves at 10:53 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
klokwkdog: i still wanna know why no fst on skybird tonight, just random songs and big band
doctec: maybe i oughta get you down here to help out, you being so hardware-savvy ... what would it take to entice you?
Rotonoto: Ken- the only answer for most of us- disconnect all power and internet cabling from the outside- never rely on the false security of so-called arrestors
klokwkdog: monster dog owners have returned and kwd is again free to roam (seeking signal now...)
Merlyn: I think Clem wasn't able to set it up. He wasn't here tonight...
Dr Headphones: doc: give him a beer and a good meal, he'll do almost anything for you ;)
c. ease: dog monsters? you;re not sirius
doctec: dr. h: i can swing that
klokwkdog: actually, per prev. msg. to dex re hund, I am thinking of heading that way this month sometime
Dexter Fong: Klok: Maybe you can roam later and catch some of those molting cicadas
Merlyn: dogzilla?
Dr Headphones: roto: it's not a huge loss, it was the oldest/slowest of the computers, an old 400mHz one
gov't tweeny: Mr. Milooasavek, the Luftwaffe is flying. We should not to have to resort to that.
klokwkdog: no sign of circadas here, although i don't miss them on ebit
doctec: i quaff monster energy drinks and raw dog energy drinks, do they count?
Dexter Fong: Klok: You mean coming to NYC?
klokwkdog: i remember the last infestation in roto's area and it was not fun; driving got dangerous. no kidding
doctec: sometimes i mix them - it becomes a monster raw dog
gov't tweeny: God help us when we put one in the ears of the Arabs.
c. ease: only to 10, doc head
Rotonoto: I lost a MB, winmodem, and HD to (probably) a lightning hit last summer, rode in on the tel wires
gov't tweeny: I mean Detroit 1978 Moraz.
doctec: thanks cease - i can always count on you to keep me focused and on track :)
c. ease: you're a witchitaitoe lineman, roto?
klokwkdog: no, going to Redding, so I can meet you halfway. If DT and Lili are crazy enough for another jaunt, dunno. Don't want to make a big production of it since I'll be hauling a bit of hardware I already have to install and now it looks like i might be further on call...
klokwkdog: whee! another computer to destroy...
llanwydd: moraz? Probably not 78
Dr Headphones: i remember when patrick moraz played keyboards for "yes"
doctec: klok: what time frame? lili will be taking off for overseas consulting gig this weekend, will probably be gone at least 3 months
doctec: boo hoo
gov't tweeny: Geritol, the prefferred diet suppliment of the Firesign Theatre.
doctec: but i'd love to hook up w/you in redding nonetheless
Dexter Fong: They mock what they are to become
klokwkdog: not in time, DT
gov't tweeny: The Japanese recording of Yesshows is freakin' outstanding.
Rotonoto: strictly an amateur, cat
llanwydd: noel redding?
c. ease: you a firsigner, tweeny?
klokwkdog: is she off to enzed, then?
doctec: and if dex can make it up here too, so much the better!
c. ease: sittin at the doctec of the bay
Rotonoto: Roto is radio guy, just escape from radio prison
doctec: she's off to new zealand, with a pre-gig one month gig in australia
klokwkdog: did they cough up the extra airfare or did she give in?
Dr Headphones: tweeny: my last buying splurge i bought 4 dvds of yes concerts. first one from late 60s in germany. they were weird even then
c. ease: when i can afford it, i wanna come east, meet some of y'all
Dexter Fong: Dont know the time frame klok but me and the blondish bombshell are off to Paris at the end of the month
doctec: so, one month in australia, then 2 more in new zealand (lotr-land)
gov't tweeny: I like Indinanas. I like Indians. As long as they vote for Papoon.
klokwkdog: ah good -- always best to get tourista on their nickel, then stay over and vacation when hale
doctec: cat: if we all knew when you were coming we'd be ready for you when you got here!
gov't tweeny: Indianans, that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
llanwydd: Ken you lucky dog! How long is the Germany DVD?
Dr Headphones: speaking of indians, they have an italian prime minister now
Dexter Fong: Indiana? Hoosier Daddy....Bobby knight
klokwkdog: Dex - I already have two stops and now DT. h/w stuff tends to be very boring and with multiple people, arguments flare...
c. ease: doc, my life now revolves around my ailing parents. have no idea what will happen
Merlyn: Indonesia for the Indonesians!
Rotonoto: famous chair flingers we have known
gov't tweeny: Touristas w/Abrahams tanks. Not good idea. Better cousins in this world.
c. ease: hainvg new pets is a nice trip too
Dr Headphones: it's yes special edition ep, only 3 songs from television show, plus a rick wakement/emerson lake palmer/procol harum song each
gov't tweeny: And speaking of Carlisle. Which door?
Dexter Fong: Klok: I would *never* flare into an argument with you =))
doctec: well, i'd avoid the hardware issue if it's to be a social visit - i can always confer w/klok by phone or email
Dr Headphones: about 20 min of yes. black and white, not good video quality, but good sound
gov't tweeny: Love the one you're with...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog: no, but you might get awful bored watching two people techhie for hours
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 11:01 PM, dragging forkin yamamoto by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dr Headphones: tweeny: good advice, but i'm by myself......
llanwydd: sounds great!
Dexter Fong: oi oi oi
doctec: besides, i am downloading these new sound card drivers now and want to see if the pruported bug fixes within address the (admittedly very minor) problems i am having with mp3 streams other than 44.1
Dr Headphones: hi yam
klokwkdog: it's not like i'm not coming back -- if I go anywhere these days, it's to redding and then it's just a hop to DT's
doctec: hey yammy
Rotonoto: der kommisar ist hier
klokwkdog: eve yam
forkin yamamoto: oi
forkin yamamoto: and/or oi
llanwydd: hey yam
Rotonoto: oi, oi, what a feisty komisar
gov't tweeny: Enron has conrtol of the American Army. If you don't believe it, just look at the expression on McCain's face when he questions our dear Secretary of Munitions.
Dexter Fong: Yammy: How's things in Israel lately?
c. ease: lakers just lost. motherfucker
klokwkdog: dt - have you tried another player: is it possibly software or definitely at the audio level?
doctec: for doing high end audio work (96kbps, 24 bit sampling) and processing, the creamware sound card is really great
forkin yamamoto: Israel?
doctec: it's just that it is not targeted for the home market, so it stumbles over simpler lo-res audio operations
Dexter Fong: Yam: The answer is "oi"
gov't tweeny: Beware of the undue influence of JayLo.
forkin yamamoto: Jersusalem In The Catskills?
forkin yamamoto: no, that's "oy"
c. ease: doc, merl, whomever, i just bought what i thought was the best lap top on the market, a mac g4 17 inch. is there something i need to know?
doctec: klok: don't know - i've been a loyal winamp user for so long, haven't tried to use anything else to play mp3 files
gov't tweeny: 2 Jews walk into a bar...
Dexter Fong: JayLo, Sweet Chariot, coming for to carry me to my homies
klokwkdog: dt - have you tried KEXP? They have 96K stream. And quite a number on Winamp's station list stream at 128 or better
doctec: (or rather mp3 streams)
c. ease: are there ufos about to hover over my house?
Dr Headphones: yes, yam, the lost tribes of israel are indians. didn't you know that?
Rotonoto: yeah, they stopped by last summer asking directions to the catskills
doctec: klok: those play fine - it's when the streams drop to low rates that the soundcard has trouble
klokwkdog: cat - according to Faux News, the Mexican Air Force is chasing them down there
klokwkdog: ah, I get it dt, skybird is a problem
Dr Headphones: speaking of jews and catskills, did anyone here do RIP for alan king tonight?
gov't tweeny: The iriquois Nation. The Hureon. Disney's kids.
c. ease: i read it on yahoo. so it must be true
doctec: 64 or better seems to play fine - even 32 i think (haven't tried it in a while, i forget)
gov't tweeny: Panama Red?
c. ease: two allan kings walk into a bar
c. ease: and one of them says, he'll have a high ball
c. ease: so the bar tender says, what'll you have?
gov't tweeny: King's not here.
klokwkdog: i'm not sure i can help with that, DT, aside from moral support and 2nd guessing...
doctec: klok: yes, skybird is 11, doesn't sound right (it sounds ok through lili's sound blaster live card on her home pc though)
gov't tweeny: He taking out the trash.
c. ease: nd allan says,
doctec: klok: that's ok, i think it's an issue with my sound card, and/or the drivers (which have had other quirky non-showstopper problems, or maybe it's winamp as you suggest)
klokwkdog: my approach would be to ignore it and add an old 486 or something to the router to play the dinky stuff
forkin yamamoto: Skybird always sounds okay for me
c. ease: contribute your own allan king puch line : here
gov't tweeny: At least it's not Moscow. Whew!
Dr Headphones: how about a bush putsch line?
klokwkdog: skybird is mono; have you tried playing a higher-rate (file on HDD for ezzample) MONO file to see if it's a mono/stereo thing instead of a rate thing?
c. ease: putch and jewdie,
doctec: on an unrelated subject: carol lay ('story minute', 'waylay') is going through a nasty divorce - she's having a sale at waylay.com, she's taking 20% off her stuff from now to june 15
forkin yamamoto: I biught a spiffy new LAN hard disk , but now I need to configure a sever to access it
Dexter Fong: Answer: Who is Harvey Wallbanger?
forkin yamamoto: onlin that is
c. ease: putcj and jewdy, the san francisco teet
doctec: i ordered two prints, "the persistence of kat klocks" and "the shroud of bozo"
gov't tweeny: Read any Norman Mailer recently? He has a pretty good description of Moscow at Midnight. Not that we would do that...
c. ease: bummer, doc. i love her work
klokwkdog: i noticed her strips had gotten a bit darker lately. is she still smoking, too?
forkin yamamoto: can I do that under 2k por do a imeed sever?
llanwydd: and the bartender says, "ºª©ðߪ©ð¥þ®™"
c. ease: but it has turned darker recently
klokwkdog: those are two of her best, DT
doctec: we've had a nice email correspondence over the last week or two.
c. ease: no surprise in bush's america
llanwydd: putch and jewdy LOL!!!
doctec: she found a handful of 'pep girls' t-shirts, she may put them up for sale too
forkin yamamoto: or not
gov't tweeny: And speaking of broadband... Are we all using Net Zero?
Dr Headphones: yam: redhat, apache. not real easy to set up, but not real difficult either. i have done it, could help by instant messenger sometimes if you want. i'm kendeb52 on AIM and yahoo
forkin yamamoto: isn't that Pusch and Jewdy?
c. ease: oh fuck, we won
forkin yamamoto: putsch
Rotonoto: Not. Zero.
forkin yamamoto: dammit
doctec: she's getting over a nasty cold at the moment, don't know if she smokes or not - l.a. times will be running a piece on her and her work this coming sunday
Dr Headphones: yam: my illegal server is on old 500meg pentium with 160M ram, runs fine
klokwkdog: game over
forkin yamamoto: Kend I'm thinking likewise
llanwydd: putz and yowdy
doctec: cat: i had no doubt - lakers have always been strongest in the clutch (last year notwithstanding)
klokwkdog: sheesh, DT, sounds like an obit. instead of a divorce ;-)
gov't tweeny: Faster than a speeding Bullock.
Dr Headphones: and the redhat is free, only cost is blank cds (3 of 'em)
forkin yamamoto: Share the drive via lan and give IP of old puter for access
c. ease: wow
Dr Headphones: i have router set up to pass that port directly to that computer, so incoming doesn't "see" the rest of the lan
c. ease: i had turned to baseball to avoid us losing. typical la response
c. ease: fisher is a king
klokwkdog: guy and girl fans will be lined up for her down the block, DT; she won't be lonely...
gov't tweeny: More powerful than a Poco Loco.
forkin yamamoto: I'm gonna have to play w/that
doctec: klok: well, it's been a tough road for her - her hubby apparently racked up huge credit card debt without her knowledge, and due to california's draconian divorce laws and the way community properly is handled, she has to come up with a large chunk of money very quickly
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: Faster than a Bud Powell?
doctec: properTy
gov't tweeny: It's Supermon! The harder they come...
doctec: hence the 'divorce sale'
Rotonoto: man- let's hear it for prenups for the masses
Dr Headphones: i would never get married in california, even if i were gay. massachusetts is closer ;)
c. ease: jarrret? i didnt even touch it
klokwkdog: i see. in which case guys and gals lined up down the block to bash the sucker but good ;-)
Dexter Fong: Domini Domini, you're all Prenuped
gov't tweeny: Only if you're cozy with that...
Dr Headphones: roto: you have to go to mass to get a prenup? damned catholics........
doctec: see http://www.waylay.com for info (and also http://www.tcj.com/messboard/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001743.html for some of the back story)
klokwkdog: ken - and have sex with the altar boy...
Rotonoto: yes, we're all catholic now, and she only gets the furniture
Dexter Fong: This week only! Prenuptial molestation by an ordained Priest
Dr Headphones: are there any altar girls? that would be my preference :)
c. ease: funny thing on o frankrn factor about that
Dexter Fong: Ken: No but Vestibule Virgis
klokwkdog: sorry, only one flavor allowed, ken...
Dexter Fong: Virgins
gov't tweeny: I used to read Alternet, but then I was a buoy...
c. ease: kerry being denied communion, but a pederast priest is fine
forkin yamamoto: Klok: eww
Dr Headphones: hell, they don't even have to be virgins. experience is a big plus for me
c. ease: no shit, kend
klokwkdog: might there be some way to a higher level of discussion? anyone found Jesus lately?
Dexter Fong sings "Are you Experienced?"
doctec: i didn't know he was lost
gov't tweeny: G4, G5. What's the difference once the head's blowed off?
Rotonoto: he's still lost?
doctec: he should go to mapquest, very handy
Dexter Fong: But now is found
llanwydd: kerry was denied communion? Is that true?
Dr Headphones: did anyone find jesus? i didn't know he was lost....
Dexter Fong: Olan: Yes by Some Bishop in midwest
Rotonoto: probably, but hsi campaign denied it
doctec: tweeny: lol (re g4/g5)
klokwkdog: i think people like him are supposed to be denied but the radical priests in the US (and most of the world) seem to kind of ignore it...
llanwydd: hilarious!
Rotonoto: aw, those midwest bishops are funny that way...
c. ease: fuck mapquest
c. ease: i tried to find my hotel and could not
c. ease: they leave the vest behind
Dexter Fong: Roto: But those California Priests really knock me out
klokwkdog: you should have used Mapquest, Cat
gov't tweeny: Jason Priestly? Like a bit of that (Keith Moon after 10 shots of vodka)
forkin yamamoto: Jesus, Cat, just ask me
c. ease: ok, dig, i rent a hotel room, and the map that should e part of it doesnt work. then i go to mapquest and it cant find it at all
Rotonoto: Dex- yeah, man ;-)
Dexter Fong: Cat: Maybe you're in the witness protection program
gov't tweeny: All women should be required to wear stars on their nipples. Just in case...
c. ease: my friends who live near there told me where it was, oddlly close to my old highschool and my father;'s competitoin to ralph spoilsport
klokwkdog: the thing that bugs me is that I wait hours for Mapquest to return data, even w/broadband, and they could darn easy be sending me adjacent quadrants, overlays, higher res, etc., but I gotta specifically ask for each one and wait more. Dumb app, dumb company
gov't tweeny: Antelope Freeway, one mile...
Rotonoto: I got turned down by the witness rejection program
c. ease: i'm running into firesign land and it aint by choice
Dexter Fong: Cat: Your father competed again ralph in high school?
gov't tweeny: Are you the true White Brother? Sure...
Dr Headphones: a rejections reject? that must do wonders for your ego, roto
doctec: alternative: maps.yahoo.com
klokwkdog: they linked off Sam's Club and there I was driving all over NH trying to find the one in Conway and they'd put it on the worng side of the road with actually dangerous driving instructions near got me creamed
llanwydd: that's what the wrp is for, roto
c. ease: no, ralph was manager of one and then ower of another ford dealterhsip in 60s. my dads dealership was clawed wray bros ford in van nuysm 56-75
c. ease: i did some ads for it
doctec: my dad loves showing off his onstar thing in the buick he bought 2 yrs ago
c. ease: that's how i met charles shultz, got into radio, etc, etc
gov't tweeny: Love the one you're with is a really good song. Terrible lyrics. I like Stills. 'Nite, all.
||||||||| gov't tweeny leaves at 11:21 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
doctec: (yes, my dad is a confirmed buick man - so sad, really...)
klokwkdog: yeah, it knows every move he makes, dt
doctec: klok: and that's what scares me, frankly
klokwkdog: reports back to fbi, cia, etc. on his nickel even
c. ease: when looknig at rental cars, i tend to avoid american cars
Dexter Fong: That blantant plug was brought to you by US Plus..we're in between you and what you want
klokwkdog: ya need the cutout switch
Dr Headphones: my dad always bought fords, my grandfather always had chevy. they never reconciled on that one
doctec: oh goody, sound card drivers & software almost downloaded (it's really quite a huge download)
klokwkdog: speaking of blatant plugs, the Onstar vignettes on Air America drove me nuts the other day
Dexter Fong: Klok: But you're better know?
Dr Headphones: is a vignette a little vig?
c. ease: how's lili?
Dexter Fong: now?
Merlyn: Onstar is all about driving
doctec: most of the air america ads drive me nuts - it's really hard to concentrate on writing perl scripts with that stuff piercing through your consciousness
klokwkdog: oh, fords are wonderful - flip one upside down and the fuel pump just keeps ticking along, 3 gal/min. -- better get out faaaast
Merlyn: how's the vinagrette?
klokwkdog: every day, i get better and better, Dex
c. ease: no regrets for this administration
doctec: cat: lili is ok, getting geared up for her consulting gig - 1 month in australia followed by 2-3 months in new zealand
doctec: she leaves this coming sunday
c. ease: you gonna visit her there?
klokwkdog: she got her "How to speak 'strain" yet?
doctec: me? christ, it costing her almost $3k for the round trip - i don't have that kind of money to spend
c. ease: christchurch is apparently a pretty city
klokwkdog: is she going to visit Steve Irwin's zoo and swim with the crocs?
Merlyn: isn't it "strine"?
doctec: fortunately for her she can expense the trip costs, so she'll get reimbursed. bad part is though, she had to pay the costs up front and wait for openwave to process the expense reports and cut the expense checks
klokwkdog: yeah, and it really rocks after the sun goes down, Cat. until nearly 8PM...
klokwkdog: only in Queensland, Merlyn
c. ease: ok
||||||||| Catherwood ushers WCGuy into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:26 PM, then departs.
Merlyn: how about "stroon"?
Dexter Fong sings New Zealand anthem" And there's one man for 60 sheep"
klokwkdog: wow, Cath has really precessed in time lately
c. ease: any new firesign news, wc guy?
Dexter Fong: High John R
WCGuy: Oh, and I only have 5 sheep!
llanwydd: must be going. see you next Thirsty.
Dexter Fong: Night Ilan
klokwkdog: 10 million and dropping, last count, Dex.
Rotonoto: nite
klokwkdog: nite Ilan
Merlyn: you have to go out and get more sheep
c. ease: llan, you're fucked. as soon as you leave, phil austin will show up
WCGuy: No, no news to report I am afraid. We are trying, but nothing to get excited about. Sorry.
Dexter Fong: Ooooh Goodie...bye ilan =))
doctec: nite llan
klokwkdog: humans nearly up to 4 million if you count Peter Jackson once
Dr Headphones: wow, for some reason i quit updating this page, had to hit reload
Dr Headphones: hi john
c. ease: you the guy negotiating with air america for the guys, eh?
c. ease: what's the fucking problem here?
c. ease: they need each other
Dexter Fong: syas the man from the front office
klokwkdog: it's the residuals, Cat. it's always the residuals
c. ease: why?
Dr Headphones: i'm going to call it a night myself, after 11 here. catch all you dear friends next week
c. ease: rupert/s law?
klokwkdog: night Ken
Dexter Fong: Night Ken
||||||||| Dr Headphones leaves at 11:30 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Merlyn: bye phones
c. ease: by kend. hi non kend
klokwkdog: simple Cat: if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate
WCGuy: Air America is in turmoil. We've been talking since FREAKING February 2003!!!!! I keep trying, but I have more sucess in pounding my head into a small stone.
Dexter Fong: Not happy news JR, re: AA I mean
c. ease: wcguy, janeane quoted firesign Again today
Dexter Fong: This country *needs* AA
Merlyn: how so cat? I didn't catch it.
c. ease: life is turmoil, that's how it differs from the soil
c. ease: if you catch my meaning, if you get my drift
c. ease: a quote, merl
Merlyn: yes, but what quote?
WCGuy: Yeah, there are two issues (actually there are about 325 issues) but the two key issues are 1) How to keep AA alive, and 2) How to convince them that they need FST to survive.
Dexter Fong: Obscurity is *never* out of style
c. ease: why cant we be friends, why cant we be ffuckin friends
doctec: wcguy: it does seem as if the folks running air america are not quite, uh, 'together' - which is too bad, is there any chance the latest upper-escelon personnel defections might actually improve things there?
c. ease: yes, wc
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c. ease: scary. your god forsaken country realy needs franken, firesign et al
Merlyn: the latest AA defections were at the behest of new investors bringing in new management, doc, so maybe
c. ease: merl, is that good?
doctec: we can but hope, merl
c. ease: fuck, i started a radio station in ottawa in 69. it aint fuckin hard, folks
stephnfosterkane: it sure seems that way listening to them, Cat
WCGuy: OK, I may be saying more than I should...but there is one key guy (who has been there from the start). AA will work if he makes it happen. He is caught in the middle of a buncha sh*t. Investors, stations, talent. But, if there is any light in this tunnel, HE is an FST fan. (And a good man above and beyond all the bull). I'll keep working them as long as he is part of the team. If he leaves, game over.
Dexter Fong: Cat: But try a nationwide network..it may not be hard but it's 'spensive
doctec: i have to say that up to now, it has seemed that the aa powers that be have had their own idea of the kind of radio personalities they want to put up front ... unfortunately many of them have little live radio broadcast experience, and it's hurting them
doctec: with the exception of rhodes, they all sound like they're trying to get their footing - and you can't put your best foot forward when you're always off balance
Dexter Fong: Doc: I think the Franken show is okay
doctec: it's certainly better than it was, but it can still be a bit shaky
stephnfosterkane: He's good, but can he keep it up?
doctec: get the guys (esp. bergman) in front of the mikes and you'd see the sparks fly
Dexter Fong: Als long as he keeps getting interesting guests, it'l be okay
stephnfosterkane: DT - but AA is all about filling hours of time with something
WCGuy: I've worked with a lot of operations, and this one is quite unique. AA has been, this is my estimation, burdened by a lot of different attitudes and ambitions that have nothing to do with radio or with their message. I have my opinions about the shows (may share later), but I am more focused on how to make the effort survive. (And the irony here is that I first got involved with this gang in trying to find to some airtime for FST!)
Merlyn: when should FT be on? Would they be willing to do an hour show live every Saturday? Once a month was a tough commute for Ossman for XM...
stephnfosterkane: can the guys afford to spend that much time? I can't imagine they'd get renumerated anything close to what they'd get, say, doing voice-overs for cartoons or something
Dexter Fong: Merl" YOu put your finger on the problem
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WCGuy: Premature question, Merl. First AA needs to want them. Then we work out the details, logistics, and reality. (Those conversations have been conversed -- at least with FST).
Merlyn: Franken is reported getting 1.5 million for his year.
stephnfosterkane: i'd expect the commute thing would be fixed by putting in gear and broadband so they could do at home. but one show a week? nice for us, but won't save AA
c. ease: yeah, austin complained about their lack of interest in them when he was here last week
c. ease: fuickin odd
stephnfosterkane: they might have more effect as filler spots to replace missing commercials until the sponsors really line up
Dexter Fong: So long folks, see yhou next time
doctec: austin also mentioned that some aa folks utterly despise bergman - it was unclear why this is (if it's true)
c. ease: as if franken is a better or funnier comentator then janeane, al, or even randi.
doctec: nite dex
Rotonoto: nite Dex
c. ease: off you dex
stephnfosterkane: one thing I hate about Virgin Radio London is that the same ads repeat every 15 minutes and the OnStar stuff is like that on AA. They need something else, even if it's fake
WCGuy: be good dex
stephnfosterkane: nite Dex
Merlyn: bye dex
c. ease: what i meant was bergman
WCGuy: Steph. Those are PAID commercials. They need them to survive....and pay Franken...and someday FST
Merlyn: doc, I took it as bergman feels he's been kinda strung along by AA, promises but nothing offered
WCGuy: r\
WCGuy: r\
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c. ease: austin sounded downright uninvolved last week
c. ease: bummer
c. ease: the movement needs them. they need it
WCGuy: True, Merl.
doctec: it's a necessary evil, the repetition of the commercials - with any luck aa will find its audience before marketplace realities and internal squabbles do it in
stephnfosterkane just wishes everyone could get along
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off forkin yamamoto at 11:44 PM
Merlyn: their internet audience is growing - reportedly from 2 million streams (for first week, I think) to 3.5
WCGuy: The Berg--man has been trying to get a regular radio gig for a few years (I've been there for two of 'em). AA could use him. And AA could use FST. And, sit back and think about this, those are two different things.
stephnfosterkane: maybe OnStar could have FST do their AA commercials...
doctec: that's gotta be good news for aa's sales staff merl
stephnfosterkane: nice thing about Net streams is that you can definitely count them
doctec: wc: absolutely they are two diff. things... but also rememeber: fst morphed out of radio free oz, which was mainly a bergman (& austin) thing
WCGuy: OK, nothing downside bit o' news. AA closed its LA and Chicago sales offices yesterday.
c. ease: yes wc
c. ease: i've been listening to ossman'[s audiola, et al and that could use national esposure
doctec: sorry to hear, wc ... so i guess they are abandoning those two markets (for now anyway)?
c. ease: i was there at the time, doctec
stephnfosterkane: ars ingratia ars
doctec: i know cease
Merlyn: they said they closed the offices until they have stations there again
doctec: you have reel to reel tapes to prove it
c. ease: sounds like a joni mitchell song
doctec: anyway my point there was: a bergman aa show would be different from an aa fst show - on some levels
c. ease: bad news, merl
stephnfosterkane: NYT article this week about how AA impacts the poor Carribean station they took over
doctec: on the other hand, bergman with guests (including fst members when available) could work out pretty well
doctec: and open the door for an aa fst show
c. ease: i agree
doctec: just my humble opinion - such as it is
Merlyn: my thoughts exactly, doc
c. ease: nyt is owned by carl rove, is it not?
stephnfosterkane: 1. would Bergman want to be performing that long and often for what AA would pay? 2. Would AA pay Bergman enough that he'd want to do it?
WCGuy: I don't think they are abandoning anything, I think they are in a really bad situation that has nothing to do with radio or politics. It's about money and power and money and power...and toss in a bit of dedication....and look out for a lightning bolt of deceit.
pissed off yamamoto: If there were an FST show or even bergman, I'd liisten
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stephnfosterkane: maybe they could just have FST indiv. members as random fake call-ins
WCGuy: Yam, write to AA and tell them that!
stephnfosterkane: perhaps faxing in a script/outline for the host...
Rotonoto: It's no good- they're tapping the lines...
pissed off yamamoto: Write?
pissed off yamamoto: what dat?
c. ease: i canot understand why they didt have krasner on when he as in nyc recently
pissed off yamamoto: Well my printa woiks
doctec: it's sounding like a catch 22 - aa needs to get its act together first before it could get all or part of fst on the air - yet if it had all or part of fst on the air, it would help aa get its act together
doctec: argh
WCGuy: Go to AA's website (airamericaradio.com). Email links are there. Our goal, good friends, is...hmmm.....10,000 emails in the next two weeks? Can we do it?
doctec: hey merl - how many people on the fst.com mailing list?
Merlyn: about 850
Rotonoto: a one time rapid .bump' in emails possibly being seen for what it is?
stephnfosterkane: as a one-time bump in emails?
stephnfosterkane: ;-)
doctec: roto: not if they are not all boilerplate email msgs
WCGuy: They gotta be distinct, and different, emails. (From different addresses).
Rotonoto: LOL
Rotonoto: aef!
doctec: right
Rotonoto: arf!
Merlyn: when would be a good time, john?
doctec: fra!
c. ease: my dog is almost a house into himself
stephnfosterkane: yes, do NOt put the word "boilerplate" in the subject line; it's a dead giveaway
doctec: i've been told my house is a dog
c. ease: you will not believe how big he is until he looms over you as you type
doctec: klok/kane: lol!!!
doctec: emphasis on the word 'dead'
stephnfosterkane: then...you must be in the doghouse!
pissed off yamamoto: arf
WCGuy: Hmmm,....wait til next Wed. Then we begin. (We are starting a guerilla group here, aren't we.)
stephnfosterkane: weaving back and forth, Cat?
pissed off yamamoto: I'll have a banana
Merlyn: why wednesday?
doctec: i was thinkin orangutan, but that's just me
stephnfosterkane: what is the significance of Wednesday, may I ask? why can't I do it NOW??
pissed off yamamoto: Yes, ash, why wednesday?
Merlyn: "See You Next Wednesday"
stephnfosterkane: Mr. Ash, he gone...
stephnfosterkane: the Real Tuesday Weld?
pissed off yamamoto: I had to use the joke
doctec: sounds like some more internal personnel movements are afoot
Rotonoto: returned to his ashram...
pissed off yamamoto: Y, I gone, too laters all
doctec: the ides of may? be?
WCGuy: Gives me a few more days to talk to them. Here is our date goals....(and I like the Landis reference, Merl).
||||||||| pissed off yamamoto leaves at 11:57 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
doctec: nite yammy
stephnfosterkane: magic bowl movements
stephnfosterkane: nite Y
Merlyn: AA is going to a more traditional affiliate model, instead of trying to buy stations outright
WCGuy: Yep, Merl. But that is not part of our challenge. Here are our goals:
Merlyn: Doc, I'll be in Montreal next weekend, thursday to sunday or so, so I may send this out just before I leave.
doctec: i went to an aa meeting once - went out for drinks later
doctec: merl: sounds like a plan (and a good one at that)
c. ease: i yam what i'm not
WCGuy: June 7 - John Kerry Fundraising Concert in LA with Babs Streisand and Neil Diamond. PB shoud be backstage correspondent.
stephnfosterkane: CIA secret prisons? sheesh
c. ease: right on, wc
Merlyn: if you need to send anything to the email list, just go to the mailinglist dir on the website.
stephnfosterkane has ditched winamp and fired up the tv tuner
WCGuy: June 10 - Kerry Concert in NYC. We want Franken as host, and PB and Co as correspondents.
doctec: merl: yeah, think i've been there before
c. ease: hey, montreal, that' s in canada. why doncha come visit me?
doctec: i saw how you have all that set up
||||||||| 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..
WCGuy: This summer, we want FST as Correspondents at Political Conventions.
stephnfosterkane: i hate that Cisco ad. why is the little girl the clueless idiot who loads the virus when it's more likely her dad who'd do it?
c. ease: can you do it, wc?
doctec: is everyone taking notes on this? wc, sounds like a great plan!
c. ease: there truly is a need for their commentary
Rotonoto: yeah man, bests even the rose bowl parade
Merlyn: john, let me know what you want sent out as an announcement, and when
WCGuy: And if we do all, or even some, of that., then we move to the next level.
c. ease: an d air america needs it
Rotonoto: you mean Symptom Seven?
c. ease: you say sumatra, and i say sinatra
doctec: so if next wednesday is the 19th, the 2-weeks of the email push commencing then helps get the decision made a week before the kerry events kick in
Merlyn: I gotta deliver these sandwiches
Rotonoto: dooboe doobie doo...
WCGuy: Last time I said 'Sinatra' I got arrested
stephnfosterkane: well, I guess then it's time to get out my Schwa World Operations Handbook as we seem bent on Total Domination now
doctec: try 'sumatra' instead - most people will think you're talking about coffee
Rotonoto: sinister sumatra: stimulating, mysterious...
Rotonoto: refreshing...
stephnfosterkane: "Nightline" is sounding scary. "We have an enemy that doesn't abide by the laws..." (so we shouldn't either?)
Rotonoto: highly caffeinated...
c. ease: i would love to help when i'm in la next week
c. ease: one week in your country is more than enough, but i do what i can
stephnfosterkane: Krakatoa, East of Java
WCGuy: I like the way Doc thinks. Yep. My goal is PB backstage on June 7. Nothing more than that. That wil start it.
stephnfosterkane: Cat -- do you have Permission yet?
c. ease: goodest of all possible luck, wc
c. ease: my parents used to have a bunch of persimmon trees when welived in van nuys
WCGuy: Doc, got message
c. ease: does that count?
doctec: we're from the new model government, we're here to help
stephnfosterkane: all US interrogation techniques conform with US and International Law...but no reason we can't farm it out to Someone Else...Chile, for example. Or Peru...
WCGuy: Quick poll before I leave: How many will email AA next week, and How many 'friends' can you get to do the same?
doctec: me: i have two email addys i can send from, so i count as two
stephnfosterkane: i will email them. maybe get some hangers-on. it can't be before Wed, then?
c. ease: me me me
WCGuy: r
Rotonoto: me too, two web addys (or three)...
Merlyn: I'll email them, but I have no friends.
stephnfosterkane: i have 5 addresses in use now -- I should send 5 messages? is that a good idea or not?
Merlyn: I can build some
WCGuy: Not before Wed....gimme some time to lay the groundwork
Rotonoto: need to put up an explanatory web page describing the situation overall and why that is our objective (I am not fully clued at the moment)
c. ease: fuck, this could work, eh? there's enough talent just in this chat to make really good radio
Merlyn: also john, we should state which email address(es) to use
stephnfosterkane: could you send us some Talking Points, WC? Pick some from 25?
WCGuy: steph, yes! I have 7 addresses, so we are up to 12!
Rotonoto: yep talking points, exactly
stephnfosterkane: only if I get Residuals, Cat!
c. ease: fuck your rez, id, y'all
stephnfosterkane: pse confirm: same name, 5 addresses, I should send from each (different msg, of course)??
c. ease: good one, klok. tae quan points
doctec: yeah klok, that'll work fine
c. ease: wc guy, as merl has done with bergboy, the lads just have to churn out good product. aa or someone will pick it up
WCGuy: k, email me at my alternate AOL address and I will return Talking Points by Monday AM. Write this down: JRice44@AOL.COM. (Please note: This is my SPAM address so please preface your emails with FST:)
doctec: i can get some local friends to pitch in as well on this
stephnfosterkane: OK, I will make note to myself and look for talking points else write my own and compose on Wed. AM
Rotonoto: somebody please put this on the fst newsgroup soon, so I can get up to speed on this
stephnfosterkane: 3 mins to witching hour here
doctec: roto: should prolly wait to post to ng until tuesday - i am assuming anyone pressing aa on this prior to wc laying groundwork may cause plan to backfire
WCGuy: C..ease I fear that the world is not that world. It is how the message goes into the pocket. It is a different song to sing. We need to find a way to sing the right song.
c. ease: which witch?
Merlyn: roto, you can just press the "log" link to read it all now
doctec: wc: and we are looking for you to give us the key (or half a key if you've already split it...)
c. ease: good point, wcf
stephnfosterkane: i don't think that's what he's saying, Merlyn.
c. ease: but we all seek the right sockets
Rotonoto: no problem, simply need a better understanding of the issues, already have the willingness to try to help, will check on Tue
doctec: four part harmony and full orchestration
WCGuy: I gave the key to the sound man (inflation)
doctec: with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one 'splainin' what each one is...
stephnfosterkane: four part harmony and only three spoons
c. ease: wc
Rotonoto: exactly- a reread of the log will still not answer all my questions of the moment
doctec: i've got an ocarina
c. ease: my point, once again
stephnfosterkane: by the way, if you need ultrasonic plug-in pest repellers, Job Lot has them 3/$1
Rotonoto: yeah, and 5 by 7 glossy color photographs with arrows and captions and stuff
stephnfosterkane decided this was so far pointless long ago
c. ease: is that there is enough talent assembled here, and other places to submit stuff to air america, ads nauseum, that ill be better than the stuff they hav now, which is far too strident, in my opinion.
doctec: any info wc passes to merl or me to fwd to youse guys will be forwarded to youse guys - give him time to work out the arrangement and orchestration, we will hand out the sheet music when it's ready
c. ease: i guesss they wnat to be the anti rush but i've never heard rush and never will
Merlyn: cat, I think maj. report aired something an audience member sent.
stephnfosterkane: yeah, it can't be a conversation like it disjoint is here. it has to be a clear exposition and a list of talking points and strategies. 300 boilerplates ain't gonna get us anywhere. 800 original compositions will impress the hell out of 'em, if they stay on message
doctec: wc: does aa accept unsolicited comedy material?
c. ease: merl, more than once
doctec: say, short ad parodies or fake news bits and such?
c. ease: i think i can get my canuck piece on air america. help me out with this, eh?
Rotonoto: I have heard Rush "know your enemy"
WCGuy: OK, Here are our marching orders. Get ready to cut and paste this!
c. ease: they fuckin need something other than their own babbling
WCGuy: 1) Email copies of anything you send to AA to JRICE44@AOL.COM
doctec: (i have my scissors and rubber cement at the ready...)
stephnfosterkane has karaoke microphone and wave editor; will cut sound effects if you send script (Cat, etc.)
WCGuy: 2) Send NOTHING before 12:01AM Wednesday Morning
doctec: do we do this as a cc or a bcc (blind carbon copy) so aa won't know you're in on our plan?
stephnfosterkane: BTW, DT, save some of that "rubber cement" for when I come by next to "work on hardware" ;-))
Merlyn: prefix email with FST: ?
doctec: klok: lol
WCGuy: 3) Go to AA's Website (www.airamericaradio.com) and select an appropriate email to which to send your email. (Cover all shows and any execs)
doctec: actually library paste is much tastier - makes a great condiment
stephnfosterkane has really missed rubber cement
doctec: oh ok i get it
stephnfosterkane wasn't planning on eating it...sniff, sniff
WCGuy: (Back to #1, Yes, preface with FST)
Merlyn: send email to all shows?
Rotonoto: 5) ...and bomb aliens back to Stonehenge!
stephnfosterkane: preface MAIL or SUBJECT?, WC
c. ease: troubvle comin evry day
Merlyn: subject, sfc
stephnfosterkane: LOL, Roto, SOOO good to have u bak
doctec: so, wc: first we send a copy of what we are going to send to aa to your aol email addy first (no cc or bcc to anyone else) ... then we go to aa web site and select an email address to which we send another copy of the same email we send you
WCGuy: 4) Feel free to QUOTE FST recordings, writings, Planet Proctor, or other FST sources in your emails.
c. ease: the best song ever written about a riot
stephnfosterkane: WC, do you have a PGP encryption key available?
doctec: ...or email addresses (plural)...
Rotonoto: yes, preface with FST to avoi the spam bit bucket
WCGuy: 5) Copy any Politically Relevant emails to JohnKerry.com
c. ease: any of you guys evr been in a riot?
WCGuy: /
Rotonoto: LOL
WCGuy: steph, if they are individual emails, they won't get bucketed
stephnfosterkane: you mean short, sharp and shocked?
c. ease: i was in a bus in the middle of the harlem riot in 64
WCGuy: 6) Tell your Friends!
c. ease: kareem jabar was one of the rock throwers. thankfuly he didnt hit me
stephnfosterkane: WC - most wouldn't understand
WCGuy: 7) Let me know if you are coming to the Kerry Concert in NYC on June 10. If enough, we'll do a post-show FST gathering
stephnfosterkane: if you'd caught it, you could have gotten it autographed, Cat
c. ease: i'm not blakc, but there's a whole lots a times i wish i culd say i werent white
stephnfosterkane: (Andy Devine voice) a gathering of the Revolutionary Forces?
c. ease: the colour of your skin justr dont appeal to him
WCGuy: (walter brennan voice) Ah, yep
stephnfosterkane: you could change your name, Cat
Rotonoto: me and some radio buddies actually talked to Andy devine back in the sixties
c. ease: an aqwesome some
c. ease: why isnt this song on rotation?>
stephnfosterkane: he was an interesting character, Roto
doctec: ok, to reiterate:
doctec: 1) write up an original email
doctec: 2) send a copy to jrice44@aol.com
stephnfosterkane: check
Rotonoto: yes, yes, and such a unique voice, of course
doctec: 3) send NOTHING to aa before 12am wednesday morning
stephnfosterkane: check
doctec: 4) send copies to email addresses of head honchos & others at aa web site
stephnfosterkane: check
stephnfosterkane: check
doctec: 5) quote fst freely in emails
stephnfosterkane: check
doctec: 6) forward politically relevant emails to johnkerry.com
c. ease: i am shocked and awed they havent had krassner on
doctec: 7) get your friends to help out with this
Merlyn: we won't announce it before then, either
stephnfosterkane: in the mail
doctec: 8) notify john if you are attending kerry nyc event on june 10 for possible post-show fst gathering
stephnfosterkane: hmmm (I might want to sneak up on him). Do you think John Kerry will even read my email?
Rotonoto: wow, this has been so exciting! I have cut and pasted everything! reminds me of television ion the fifties- quick kids get out your magic pencils and trace the dots on the screen...
WCGuy: Doc is now officially recognized as "recording secretary" of this effort
stephnfosterkane: he is expecting everyone who shows up to RSVP? Wow
Rotonoto: doc is da man!
stephnfosterkane: yeah, DT is all about recording. DAT's his specialty
c. ease: ok,lets talk about this spam on the alt. firsign thingie
WCGuy: Roto! My parents are still pissed about my crayons on the TV Screen when I watched WInky Dink.
stephnfosterkane: and in a Winky Dink...
doctec: inasmuch as nyc is within commuting distance, i will definitely plan on being at kerry nyc event 6/10
Rotonoto: ROTFLMAO
doctec: kane: you got dat right
c. ease: why the fuck should we have to watch some bozo fucking his sister every day?
Rotonoto: that's what the plastic sheet was for, silly!
stephnfosterkane: you were supposed to use the magic overlay, WC. too much lead paint in your house, eh?
doctec: remember: loose lips sink ships
Merlyn: doc, remember that Phil Austin is on the email list
WCGuy: I was 5! I had Crayons! Winky needed my help! Dang the overlay! Help is on the way!
stephnfosterkane didn't have a TV set, had to go to work with his dad on Sat. and sit in the TV repair shop at Sears and beg to use one of the fixed TVs being tested
Rotonoto: hey, Somebody has got to connect the dots, right?
stephnfosterkane: they seem to be fresh out of them in this administration, Roto
stephnfosterkane: as Josh Marshall said yesterday, the wheels are finally coming off this car
doctec had no tv, he had to draw on the radio
Rotonoto: zack'ly my point- er, dot!
stephnfosterkane: (when Powell leaked that State had informed President about the Red Cross reports months ago)
stephnfosterkane: I guess the problem is that the Red Cross didn't realize that the President doesn't read, only watches TV
stephnfosterkane: actually, the President just sits in the corner in a heap except when Cheney is up there pulling the strings...
WCGuy: Hmmm,,,,if you "Draw on the radio" do you really "draw" on the radio, or do you create a situation of sound that makes one think you "drew" on the radio
stephnfosterkane: yeah, but if the radio out-draws you, will you be in next week's episode?
Rotonoto: aw, ask any of the firesign- they had some dandy sound effects from the radio era that they used at KPFK
doctec: i drew on the radio - much to my parents' chagrin
Merlyn: I don't understand how radio works
stephnfosterkane: or will you die and be written out of the story?
doctec: i think it's magic
Rotonoto: neither do I, it's all FM
Rotonoto: it's f--------magic!)
stephnfosterkane spent fruitless hours trying to rewind the cart on the wire recorder; it was like an Andre Norton novel
stephnfosterkane: in a young girl's heart
doctec: or a peter norton manual?
c. ease: nort those peters
stephnfosterkane wishes he had a Peter Norton automatic...
Rotonoto: yes, I believe! What do you believe? I believe you are trying to drown me
stephnfosterkane: he's tired of rowing this PC through traffic with the gearshift
stephnfosterkane: (actually sfk is trying to figure out how to make the cheap Ghost that comes with motherboards these days image a small partition on a 160G HDD, with little success so far...)
doctec: joystick?
WCGuy: Merl, I will answer your question...My wife once said that TV was "magic". Ya know, you turn on a button and pitcures appear. I, in my psuedotech machismo, explained the technology that dellivered a TV signal to our home in vaious ways, I asked if she understood, and she said,"yeah, it's magic"
stephnfosterkane: ...but the $70 Norton Ghost sold in stores sounds pretty spiffy
stephnfosterkane always wanted to date Joy, but she was a year ahead. Suze Stick was all that was available, and she had no time for poor sfk...
WCGuy: night kids, remember....Wednesday!
stephnfosterkane: nite J
Rotonoto: Is it possible to dig out ghost from earlier nortom systemworks mishmash? My copy of Norton 2000 had ghost on it.
doctec: wasn't it asimov who said that any sufficiently developed technology is indistinguishable from magic?
doctec: nite wc
Rotonoto: nite
Merlyn: nite
Rotonoto: doc: yes
doctec: thx roto
stephnfosterkane: Wednesday! Wednesday! Wednesday! (sfk will stay awake long enough to hear Hard news on b95 Auckland and then launch into a flurry of email compos)
c. ease: always good to see you, wc
stephnfosterkane: no, that was Arthur C. Clarke, DT
c. ease: no, doc, it was ac clark.
doctec: oh - thx klok
c. ease: dc clark had a differnt opinoin
doctec: (i knew it was one or the other, just not sure which)
Rotonoto: just what I was supposin' klok
Rotonoto: probably was clark
stephnfosterkane: and the corollary follows: any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology
doctec: klok: lol (d'oh - why didn't i think of that?)
stephnfosterkane: and, from an engineering perspective, SFK is a firm believer in "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo."
c. ease: you been reading way too much snow crash
doctec: ok guys - this has probably been one of the most productive chat sessions we've seen here in a long time
stephnfosterkane: which SFK has participated in more often than he would like
stephnfosterkane: nite DT
c. ease: hey kloky, i bought a fuckin mac
doctec: i'm glad i was free to join in (for too many weeks, my schedule has just not allowed full participation on a regular basis)
Rotonoto: nite doctor uh...
Rotonoto: doctor uhhhhh...
c. ease: off you shuttle, dt
stephnfosterkane: his favorite being converting the output of a monochrome line scanner (like computer scanner) into color by using intensity look-up and simplified target materials (if you know the target being scanned is a sheet of playing cards, it's easy to come darn close to "full color" with a monochrome data set! ;-))
Merlyn: The time is (sorta) 12:44 AM
c. ease: towed away, toad away, oh where do you go when your toe'd a way
doctec: i am assuming the reason wc wants to see what we've written before we actually send to aa starting next wednesday is either (a) to have a chance to suggest edits, (b) to make sure we're all on the same page, and/or (c) both (a) and (b).
stephnfosterkane: GOOD FOR YOU CAT! Hence all the G4/G5 jokes, I guess, eh?
doctec: klok: you got dat right
doctec: g5, mr. wizard...
c. ease: pretty little mother, but i barely have it humming
stephnfosterkane: or at least head off the off the ones that are abusive unless FST goes on the air...
doctec: ok - gotta get some sleep, another long day of coding at the office is assured for tomorrow
stephnfosterkane: you gotta rev that thing up to 18,000, Cat
Rotonoto: catch more flies with honey...
stephnfosterkane has been yawning long, too
c. ease: it better be good. it costs almost a month's salary and i make a fuck of a lot a month
stephnfosterkane: shall we all go out in unisonic?
Rotonoto: yes, Roto is dog tired, yet must still walk the dog...
stephnfosterkane: POOF! nite all. no dog to walk here!
c. ease: tire them doggies, that's what i always tell my pooch
stephnfosterkane: take to heart the story of Butterfly Boucher, Cat and be content
||||||||| stephnfosterkane leaves at 12:48 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............................... pouf
||||||||| doctec leaves at 12:48 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
c. ease: by doc
c. ease: sell stock
Merlyn: time to go? I think WCguy is gone
Rotonoto: oh my, look at the klok!
Merlyn: yes, he's gone
c. ease: looks liike pa aint coming around 2nite
Rotonoto: er, clock
||||||||| It's 12:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| WCGuy - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: nite guise, my doggie needs his walk
Merlyn: nite...
||||||||| Around 12:50 AM, Merlyn walks off into the sunset...
Rotonoto: get your hands off me, I'm a newsman, I gotta find out- reeeebusssss...
||||||||| Rotonoto leaves at 12:51 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| It's 1:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| c. ease - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Outside, the 3:45 AM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Lush Rimbaugh coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Lush Rimbaugh: ho hum.
Lush Rimbaugh: was here.
||||||||| Lush Rimbaugh departs at 3:46 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| 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
c. ease
Dave the Dolphin
Dexter Fong
Dr Headphones
forkin yamamoto
gov't tweeny
Johnny Piano
Lush Rimbaugh
pissed off yamamoto
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