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 20, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 7:44 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Merlyn: Hey everybody, I should be in Montreal tonight; I probably won't make the chat, but I'll see...
||||||||| Catherwood says "7:45 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Bubbas Brain', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:16 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwyddorsomeonelikehim in through the front door at 9:24 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi
Bubbas Brain: Ahhhh, the artist formerly known as Ilanwydd....
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:24 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: howdy bub
Bubbas Brain: Hi.
cease: montreal, a great town
Bubbas Brain: Hey cat.
cease: hey bub, you get the cds?
cease: or is that someone else?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: very strange that no one else is here yet
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hey cat
cease: yeah, recently there have been tons of folks here
Bubbas Brain: Yep, got the CDs.
cease: very heavy folks, to use an old firesign line
cease: did you hear randi rhode's "chalabi" song, to the tune of Volare?
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dave', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:27 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dave: ah, I'm early I see
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi dave
cease: hey dave
Bubbas Brain: Howdy Dave
Dave: hwo's things with all?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: looks like I've got the longest name tonight
Dave: how's
cease: i am verrry slowllly learning how to use new powerbook.
Bubbas Brain: Don't make a challenge like that. It'dd be too easy to remedy that.
cease: but my mac man merlyn is in montreal. llucky mother!
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dr Headphones', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:29 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dr Headphones: 'allo, dear friends
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi ken
Bubbas Brain: DRH!
Dave: mac's have terrible screen reading software, so I don't know shit about them
cease: hey kend
Dr Headphones: howzit goin'?
Dave: it's goin'
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: is a howzit anything like a howitzer?
Dave: hey I'm supposed to reat the book Daughter of Time for a class next year, anyone ever read it?
Dr Headphones: "from the halls of montezuma......"
Dr Headphones: by whom, dave?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: no. who wrote it?
cease: never heard of it, dave. what's it about?
Dave: I can't remember the author, just got the title, written in 19th century I think
Dr Headphones: ah, a classic!
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: didn't know mark had a daughter
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'LiliLamont', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:34 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
cease: nah, just sons
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi lil
cease: and speaking of daughters, here's Lili
LiliLamont: Hey, guys. I can't stay on chat. I'm at work in Sydney. When Doc logs in, would you ask him to get on IM?
cease: hey lili in sydney
Bubbas Brain: Will do Lil.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: we can do that lili
LiliLamont: The weather is fabulous, BTW.
Dr Headphones: who's sydney and why are you working inside him? :) hi lili!
LiliLamont: Thanks, guys. Gotta go.
cease: bye lili.. have fun
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: nite lil
||||||||| LiliLamont departs at 9:37 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'klokwkdog', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:37 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
klokwkdog: nite lili...sigh
Dr Headphones: howdy, klok
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi klok
cease: hi klok
klokwkdog: the pretty ones all run away...
cease: i only have one lip tonight. dentist froze the upper one. my moustache must be confused
Dr Headphones: hey, who you callin' ugly here? you talkin' to ME????
Dr Headphones: cat, do not try drinking or eating. you will make a mess
klokwkdog: no offense Ken, but remember this: the best offence is a good defense, and ballistic missile defense does not mean we wish to offend...
cease: actually i've been drinking cidre since i got back from dentist. just had some rainbow trout too
Dr Headphones: no off cents taken (only the on dimes)
klokwkdog: you were giving him lip? that'll show you, sassing someone with a needle...
cease: i think the anaesthetic is wearing off
klokwkdog: is that like Kilgore Trout?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hard cidre cat?
cease: the harder the better
Dr Headphones: klok: i hear they are cousins (identical in all respects, including dorsal fin)
klokwkdog: yes, the balls are clearing again. the right one is the sun and the left one controls the liberal news media
cease: is ah clem playing bozos again?
klokwkdog: is the Pope Polish?
Dr Headphones: haven't heard from or seen clem or bambi in a couple weeks. i suppose i could open IRC and check their hangout, but i won't
klokwkdog: (sings) "Oh there ain't no more cane on this Bozos my boys..."
Dr Headphones: you should do a duet with tony bennett ;)
cease: i'm watching a dozen different tv news and listening to air america. hard to fit ah clem into that
Dr Headphones: cat: get a shoehorn
klokwkdog: yeah, he'd vanish into thin air. they need more stations
Dr Headphones: beep beep
klokwkdog: Cat: did Something Happen, or just the SOS?
cease: too bad they still dont have an la station. i'll have to listen to it on my computer
cease: no, i do that everyday, klok
klokwkdog: ah, it is the eve news halfhour there where are you
cease: i dont know if i have an internet connection for it or not.
cease: i thought i signed up with netscape mail, but now cant find it
cease: also signed up with earthlink but dont know what's happening there.
klokwkdog: it is only in RealAudio, AA, but they should move to streaming MP3 if they are sane
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: reminds me of "Look at it who are you"
cease: also my local telus company, that i use for asl "modem" is supposed to be available in la but my cousin has to come over tomorrow to show me how
cease: yeay i talked to real audio yesterday. got that up on the mac now
klokwkdog: watch out for that recruiting officer, Cat!
Dr Headphones: i hope they didn't talk you into paying for it, cat. you CAN get it free
klokwkdog: oh you are in LA, didn't AA have a real broadcaster there? i guess not
||||||||| Catherwood leads Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix inside, makes a note of the time (9:48 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
klokwkdog: LOL
Dr Headphones: ho ho ho!
klokwkdog: welcome, Uncle Ho
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Uncle Ho to you, pal
cease: yes kend, i've had it on my dell and its predecssors for years
Dr Headphones: you're only a ho if you take money for it.....
cease: ho ho ho chi minh
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Have you been a hood little revolutionary?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: or good
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: cool! are you related to Tom Mix?
klokwkdog: now Ken, he's got his own row to ho
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Laterally
Dr Headphones: the revolution will NOT be televised, ergo, i won't know about it.
klokwkdog regrets his hood is at the cleaners
cease: that's what gill scot herron said, and i think he's dead
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: it's okay, i have no tv
klokwkdog pauses to consult the AMG
cease: that's why we started adbusters. they refused to televize our revolution
cease: corn rows? how hip! i've just invented cognac!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: TV would ruin the revolution anyway
klokwkdog: whew. GSH is a year younger than me and according to bio still kicking
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:52 PM and late as usual, it's Charles Foster Dudley, just back from Billville."
klokwkdog: yeah, all that slime coming out of it
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: The only marx the let on there was groucho
cease: that's good, klok. i loved his song In the Bottle
Charles Foster Dudley: Smells like a dead cat in here ...
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi dud
Dr Headphones: hey, cfd
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Only dead revolutionaries
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: and OI
cease: no, i'm very much alive
Charles Foster Dudley: Il, Doc!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: oh, sorry
cease: hey, what the fuck is happening on ah clemm's station. that sure aint firesign
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: dunno
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: doc who who doc?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I'm liustening to Zarathrustrah sprackin on NPR
Dr Headphones: too many doctors, not enough cooks, no one to stir the soup
Charles Foster Dudley: There aren't any of those damn Dendrolators in here are there?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: or something akin to thatr
cease: i only listen to air america these days, unless its a repeat of something i've heard already
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: To break an omlete firstyou must make a few eggs
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: does he sprach english?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I actually heard bits of that. Too goddam many commercials
Dr Headphones: which came first, porridge bird or egg?
cease: eat or be, or not to be
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: 10 mins somrthing, 30 mins commerrcials
Bubbas Brain: Iba beeba stillba hereba... justba doingba workba....
Charles Foster Dudley: Indeed!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Including one for Shell
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what is the sound of one egg clapping?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Can't type tonite
Bubbas Brain: Green.
klokwkdog: I prefer to read things like Talking Points Memo than play choirboy to those preachers
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: LLand ya don't wanna know
cease: is eric still clapping?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: weakly
cease: i read them all, klok, but radio is my greatest love
Charles Foster Dudley: Yeah but what happened to little Artie?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: He's in Korea
Charles Foster Dudley: On which side?
klokwkdog: ON WHICH SIDE?
cease: with sun moon?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: and stars
Charles Foster Dudley: and green clovers ...
Dr Headphones: phone call, will just read for a while
Bubbas Brain: are there stars out tonight. I don't know if it's cloudy or bright.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what's that soldier doing in here
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Moonie jernt is not too far from me-Up near Rhinebecck. I've actually made deliveries there.
klokwkdog: you know, "he's in Korea" may yet come to a new resonance
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and doctec disembarks at 9:59 PM.
Charles Foster Dudley: looks to be the back stroke?
doctec: evenin' all
klokwkdog: NYT says they're making bombs like crazy up there
klokwkdog: hey, DT
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix is secretly a Yamamoto Iteration
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hey doc. Lili Lamont wants you to get on IM
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Crazy Bombs?
Charles Foster Dudley: Doc you're back and your beautiful ...
cease: hey doc. lili asked us to tell you something. fucked if i know what
Bubbas Brain: Hey doc... Lili says get on IM... but I see you're already there.
klokwkdog: oops, like crazy monkeys, I mean... :-(
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: hotcha doc!
klokwkdog: wow, is Catherwood on Sydney time again?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Catherwoord is in the crack again-18mn fast
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: prolly Alpha Centauri Standard time
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: It's starting to rain. Anybody else getting rained on?
Charles Foster Dudley: I think Catherwood found the bombers on the side table?
doctec: bb: yep already there
Bubbas Brain: put the lime in the cocoanut, and said Doctor.....
klokwkdog: sheesh, everyone knows that A.C. does not have Standard Time
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: How about you, Ho? Has the monsoon started yet?
cease: still busier than shit, doc?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: If anyone ever wants to IM me, I'm Schnauzeriffic on AOL; schnauzer666 on Yahoo, and Comrade Yamamoto on M$N
klokwkdog currently exists in a state of grace inside a Seattle-like wet fog; it's not raining, but it is condensing
doctec: yeah for the most past cat...
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Merlyn in Montreal', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:02 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Monsoon last nite, dry and cool today
doctec: this weekend have to knock out the lodestone cart code
Charles Foster Dudley: Mer!
Merlyn in Montreal: Help! All the signs are in Canadian!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: oi
cease: isnt that weird?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hey merl
klokwkdog: forward, into the past? I guess one way to beat a tight deadline, DT
doctec: and after that finish a music project for a guy in nyc i've worked with in the past
Merlyn in Montreal: I mean, in Canadian, eh!
Charles Foster Dudley: A hoser, eh?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: goddam Canadians, don't they know he's American?
cease: b? c?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: eh?
klokwkdog: that's nothing Merlyn: look at the traffic lights! They're all sideways. Serious BFD if you're color-blind!
doctec: then things quiet down - with lili out of the country, my evening and weekend time is more my own
Merlyn in Montreal: some traffic lights party vertical in Montreal
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Speshly since the red is on both sides of the signal
doctec: also cutting back to two pool league nights a week instead of three
klokwkdog: two-league boots?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: how many leauges is that pool up to now?
doctec: glad you could join us merl
Merlyn in Montreal: I've got about an hour and 20 minutes here, I'm at an internet cafe
klokwkdog: yeah, what's that in fathoms?
doctec: 20,000, all under the sea
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: 20 000 Leauges under the pool
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I can dogpaddle
doctec: ah - surfing and caffeine - a lovely combination
doctec: glub
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I never could fathom leauges
klokwkdog: ah yes, with the cute French chick with the stopwatch standing over you
doctec: i'm beating deadlines with a lead pipe
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Do a Maurice Chevallier laugh fo her
doctec: le tick - le tick - le tick...
cease: hows the comedy festival, merl?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Montreal is only about 150 miles north of me
Bubbas Brain: An internet cafeteria... what an idea.... eating the internet.
klokwkdog: if you type too fast, they start bringing you drinks?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: or a Marcel Marceau imitation
Charles Foster Dudley: I'm beating the blues with a full pipe!
doctec: i'll have some xml with that
Bubbas Brain: ... and killing the blues.
doctec: extra crispy
Merlyn in Montreal: "eef a nightingale, could seeng like you, it seeng much sweeter dan dey do..."
klokwkdog is more proletarian, would like to find an Internet Diner...
doctec: oh, and flash fries
Merlyn in Montreal: cat, is that on now?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I'll have te extra crispy nightengale, please
klokwkdog: was that Edith Piaf?
doctec: internet hot dog stand
doctec: edith pilaf
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Internet McDonalds
klokwkdog: that's freedom fries to you, Liberal!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Rice Pilaf
cease: i dont know, merl. i thought you were there for that
Charles Foster Dudley: Could I get two tubs of slaw with that?
cease: apparently there are nonstop festivals as soon as the snow melts
Merlyn in Montreal: no, just somewhere Jean picked out in lieu of France
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Rock and Roll Mc Donalds
Charles Foster Dudley: When will that be Cease?
cease: aha
klokwkdog: sheesh, you could have gone to Quebec City instead...
doctec: in lieu - how appropriate
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: maurice chevalier in "Monkey Business" wasn't it?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Well they only have a month
doctec: il est lieu
cease: i'm sure all such info is immediately available on google
Bubbas Brain: That's Mayor McCease....
doctec: chevalier or someone like him
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Barney Google?
Bubbas Brain: ... and Ronald McMerlyn.
doctec: haven't seen that marx bros flick in ages
Bubbas Brain: They're in everyone's egg McMuffins....
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I havent seen any Marx Bros flick in ages
klokwkdog: hey, it's Memorial Day coming up, you could wing over to Mt. St. Hillaire and grab some rox!
doctec: but i can play them all back in my mind
Merlyn in Montreal: yeah, Monkey Business
doctec: how early the fruit is falling this season...
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Mt St. Hilary is in NY
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Cheaper that way and no gum on the floor
cease: victoria day next monday, which i'll be spending in the opposite of a victorian city
Merlyn in Montreal: They also do it in "I'll Say She Is" which was morphed into a promo film for them
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Alkl the Fruits are headed to Boston, I hear
Merlyn in Montreal: not to be confused with a porno film for them
doctec: ho chi: ho ho ho
doctec: right merl
Charles Foster Dudley: Let me scare you with a little story Ho!
doctec: you do know your marxist history
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Marxisrt porno?
klokwkdog: Merlyn: http://www.saint-hilaire.ca/msh.htm
doctec: the workers control the means of hilarity
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Me? Which Marx?
cease: i once had a guide to karl marx's london. never used it though
doctec: no ho chi, merl knows his marxist history
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: oh
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: ho
doctec: karl never used it either
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dave', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:13 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Bubbas Brain: Karl Marx's London... but how could he own london....
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: He bitched a lot while he lived there
Charles Foster Dudley: All Hail Marx & Lennon!
Bubbas Brain: All Hail Marx in London!
Dave: wo that's weird, I never logged in, just refreshed
cease: and Mr. Ed Trotsky too
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Zarathrustra has spake
Bubbas Brain: How refreshing
doctec: refreshed and relaxed?
Charles Foster Dudley: Marx Is TV Family!
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Have a coke
Merlyn in Montreal: that'll work, dave
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: and a smile
Bubbas Brain: Next week on the Marx family, Karl says.....
cease: no, gw snorted it all
klokwkdog: yeah, I just checked Merlyn - this year, May 29-30, the quarry is open to collectors -- a good shot at getting so Sodalite, but I'm not sure you could get it out in a plane. It's ever so slightly radioactive...
Dave: oh really? that's cool merl
Merlyn in Montreal: but the customs forms don't ask about that, only if I've been to a farm
klokwkdog: oh, you can drive a trunkful of it out and it does not set off the detectors
Charles Foster Dudley: Hey this week On Eva & the Snifter Eva and Elenore play a trick on Adolf and franklin by hiring a Negro ...
Bubbas Brain: An Internet Farm?
||||||||| "I'm going to The Auditorium" says Dave, and leaves.
Bubbas Brain: Eats, shoots, and leaves!
klokwkdog: but it is so beautiful; it has these veins of dark rock that fluoresce blue in sunlight; makes a great Porch Stone
klokwkdog: LOL Bubba
||||||||| doctec, spotting Bradshaw, runs into The Auditorium.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: and I suppose adolph couldn't tell it was a negro
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what did they hire him for anyway?
Charles Foster Dudley: Oh he could tell alright!
klokwkdog: some of those Coors people are pretty slow...
Bubbas Brain: I guess they're going to put on a play...
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Incipient negitude, I suppose
klokwkdog: Ilan: it's in. It's very in.
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: negritude
||||||||| doctec has arrived at the appointed hour of 10:19 PM.
Charles Foster Dudley: I wouldn't touch that line with a fork ...
klokwkdog: what is the Big Attraction of the Auditorium?
doctec: how about an 8-ft basketball player?
cease: hmm, i see detroit pobs is repeating the christian bush show
Charles Foster Dudley: I smell smoke in the Auditorium
doctec: klok: i don't know really, i saw dave going there & wanted to tell him i haven't forgotten about getting him some herbie nichols cds
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: pobs?
Bubbas Brain: How could he play with an 8 foot basketball....?!?
klokwkdog: cat: didja see the Village Voice article on the bible-thumpers running Bush's Israel policy?
klokwkdog: DT: oh
cease: ive read widely on the subject, klok
||||||||| doctec, spotting Bradshaw, runs into The Auditorium.
||||||||| doctec climbs in through the window at the ungodly hour of 10:21 PM
Charles Foster Dudley: End of the worlders running middle east policy gives ya strength don't it?
klokwkdog: apparently they got a Smoking Gun, some email from a real wild bunch
cease: gives you a differnent take on the environment indedd, listening to Shell ad on aa
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I don't know if I believe the bible thumper story
Bubbas Brain: come to thing about it... how could anyone play with 8-foot balls?
cease: if you think you'll all be called up to "heaven" momentarily, who cares what harm you do to the lpanet now?
klokwkdog: well sometime has to be the End of Days, but it'd be real funny if the entity running things ain't what they thought...
cease: gw is the new nero
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: negritude
cease: and rome still hasnt recovered from all the harm the old one did
Bubbas Brain: nero-tude
doctec: klok: lol
Charles Foster Dudley: Believe this is true! Der fuhrer was appointed by god after all well god or Tony (light-fingers) one or the other?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I wanna cop to a good car when the Rapture comes
||||||||| Dave has arrived at the appointed hour of 10:23 PM.
Bubbas Brain: When the rapture comes, can I have your car?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: I'll even leave the plastic jesus on the dashboard just because
cease: we have to get new car and do not look forward to the experience
klokwkdog: Cat: http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0420/perlstein.php
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix will run his Tempoo till the wheels fall off
Merlyn in Montreal: hmm, for a while I couldn't connect in my web browser, though I could telnet
klokwkdog: hummers are getting really cheap lately, Cat
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I'm buying a used car on Monday. Possibly Saturday
||||||||| At 10:24 PM, Dave runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
doctec: lili told me last night about a new bit of brit slang she heard the other day - 'bunny boiler' (another word for psycho female - a ref to fatal attraction)
cease: spedning way too much time at consumer reports website
Charles Foster Dudley: Rick sent that article to us as well and it's in the magazine: http://www.issuesandalibis.org
doctec: cat: the volvo has revolvoed?
doctec: or devolvoed
cease: our dog is almost car size himself so micro vehicle not an option.
klokwkdog: yeah, must be Pom slang, in 'straine, they'd shorten it by 5 letters somehow
cease: read a good article on hybrids in new time in dentist's office
Bubbas Brain: Valvo?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: you have a st. bernard cat?
Bubbas Brain: Vulva?
cease: our current volvo is 12 years old, and falling apart
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I mean a st. bernard, cat?
doctec: as much as i'm sure you loathe them, an suv might be the answer - i hear that you can get a really great deal on them right now because no one wants to buy them right now
klokwkdog: vans are 'way cheaper than SUVs, Cat, and run more cheeply, too
cease: no, dont know species. some sort of white retriever, he looks half wold, half polar bear
cease: indeed, klok.
doctec: you could drive your van in north van!
cease: but pointed south
doctec: take a ride down the moebius strip
klokwkdog: a van squared van from the dept. of redundancy dept.
doctec: or is that mobius
cease: my dad's van dealership was in van nuys
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: my uncle had a wolf and thought it was a dog
Merlyn in Montreal: Catherwood's watch says it's 10:28 PM now
klokwkdog: anna to the fourth power?
doctec: why is the 'u' in van nuys silent?
cease: its duthc. they' not so talkative
Merlyn in Montreal: is the van silent, or does it need a muffler job?
Bubbas Brain: The Van Guys in Van Nuys?
klokwkdog: local college station played some 'M' composers today, incl. Darius Milhaud. talk about name-mangling and silent letters...
Merlyn in Montreal: hey cat, I can't find "Rue Street" in Montreal..
cease: i wonder why
Bubbas Brain: Rue the day....
klokwkdog: yeah, bubba: the van guys are jesus and opetro...
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: did they play Mitch Miller, klok?
Merlyn in Montreal: You'll regret meeting Perry Mason's secretary on Rue de la Street
cease: i used to work overlooking a street called Yasukuni Dori Street in tokyo. "dori" means street. i laughed over that one for 10 years
doctec: during the morning slog in to work, wpkn played a large chunk of 'paradigm suite' by ballet mecanique (james tucker) - liked it so much, ordered a copy from amazon
Bubbas Brain: I thought he Van guys were Morrison and Kliburn....
Merlyn in Montreal: "La Brea" means "the tar pits", so "the La Brea tar pits" is from the dept. of redundancy dept.
Bubbas Brain: Brother can you paradigm....
cease: are they still burning those kli's?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: cat, that' like ATM machine
klokwkdog: Complainte pour Ste. Catherine
Merlyn in Montreal: DC current
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: or the Schuylkill River
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Marvel Currrent
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Kill is dutch for river
Merlyn in Montreal: Did DC have the first AC/DC superhero?
Bubbas Brain: ... still working on the joke about my car breaking down so I've been driving my girlfriend's Vulva....
cease: keep at it, bub
doctec: let us know if you make any headway
Bubbas Brain: gears work slowly in this brain.....
Bubbas Brain: Needs a lube job.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: in my hometown there's a Street Road. I'm not kidding
klokwkdog: great show on WPKN last evening, DT. several FST references
Merlyn in Montreal: I want more kinds of current; AC and DC isn't enough
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: Don't give up yr day job
doctec: klok: i really ought to listen more
doctec: pkn does a great job
cease: did y'all see nick danger on west wing, yesterday?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: How about Semi Direct current?
Bubbas Brain: Yep, caught that, cat.
klokwkdog: jim motavali had mystery author Bill Fitzhugh on, mostly pushing his new book, Radio Active
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Seems there should be Oscillating Current
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: or in the third world alternately intermittent currant
cease: freaked me out
cease: glad to see ted alvy post about it to group today
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: makes a fine Jam
doctec: problem is, most mornings & evenings i want to listen to news (npr) in the car, can't concentrate on radio when i'm coding at work (too distracting), and at night i'm either watching tv, shooting pool or making music on my pc
Bubbas Brain: Got my season two DVD set in today (WW)
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: IC! cool
klokwkdog: but he was playing some pieces of a demo show he put together with a friend on what the real roots of "classic rock" are (since the new book deals with FM broadcasting, it fit in)
klokwkdog: oh, I make a point of keeping wed. eve. open for the bluegrass show. but last nite, it warn't bluegrass!
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what war it?
klokwkdog: he was also doing some commercial spots he made up for a comedy radio series he did on a Seattle station years ago. cracked me up, but can't remember them.
klokwkdog: classic rock roots music
klokwkdog: he cuts it off at 1977
Merlyn in Montreal: hey cat, Majority Report has/had some kind of contest going, audio I think...
cease: was it blue moss?
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Charles Foster Dudley - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: really? is it on their blog?
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix: well, i must away
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I agree the 80s was not a classic period
||||||||| 10:40 PM -- Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
klokwkdog: Ilan - http://www.billfitzhugh.com/index1.html
cease: they seem predominantly skewered towards song parodies on the station, some not bad but i sometimes cant tell from the real commercials
Merlyn in Montreal: bye, ho X
cease: by ho
klokwkdog: nite minh
doctec: nite chi
Merlyn in Montreal: are you going to try something, cat?
cease: oh defintely, merl
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what do they put in hcm trail mix? Rice, noodles, etc
Merlyn in Montreal: break a leg and/or eardrum
Bubbas Brain: Bye, Ho.
cease: but recently my focus has been on my parents so hard to focus on anything else creative as it were
Merlyn in Montreal: ah, that's right
cease: it would be great if the firesign do something for aa. they need firesign
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: just checked oout fitzhugh. Weirdly cool!
Merlyn in Montreal: Still possible, cat
klokwkdog: we need some kind of comic relief from these grim-faced Christian Taliban...
cease: i'm writing lots of spots, merl, and recording voices when i can
klokwkdog: every book title is a pun
klokwkdog: every book was imagined as a screenplay and most were turned down, so he makes into novels...
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I can't really make the comparison of the Bush administration to the Taliban
klokwkdog: "cross dressing" has to do with a priest, not transvestite, for ezzample
cease: redefeat bush theatre
cease: i saw the cartoon of bush on jeopardy
doctec: speaking of which - hopefully wcguy will check in with a progress report
klokwkdog: the thing I like about WPKN is that someone shows up on a promo tour, and the DJs will, like, turn the board over to the person for an hour or three
cease: indeed, doc
Merlyn in Montreal: maybe doc/baby doc?
doctec: papa doc!
klokwkdog: how many stations have the guts or the attitude to do that these days?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: all I can say for Kery, though is at least he's against the war. Other than that...
doctec: not many klok - they're out there but hard to find and don
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: he's a pretty typical politician
klokwkdog: he voted for the war...
doctec: don't have the kind of listener support that wpkn gets
Merlyn in Montreal: Hey, this (college?) radio station played the entire last hour episode of "Friends" - played at 1/3 speed over three hours! >http://wfmu.org.playlists/shows/11266
Merlyn in Montreal: That should be http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/11266
klokwkdog: I was in Silicon Valley on a biz trip in the '80s and KFJC out there one weekend played nothing but versions of "Louie, Louie"
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I didn't like Clinton, but somehow I remember eight years of peace and prosperity
klokwkdog: was it the real program or some new production by Godspeed You Black Emperor?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: by comparison anyway
doctec: that sounds like something fmu would do (fordham university radio station, in one of the five boroughs of ny i forget which one...)
klokwkdog: speaking of which, that's a local band where you are; maybe there's a Memorial Day concert, invite up a bunch of yanks and steal cars...
Merlyn in Montreal: It's on that web page if you want to listen to it
klokwkdog: didn't Bloomberg sell one to pay off some bonds, DT? Staten Is. or something
doctec: yeah i think it was staten island
klokwkdog: "Slow Riot for a New Zero Kanada" was apparently quite the Montreal multi-media event for its time.
cease: have you heard this?
cease: redefeatbush theatre?
cease: now on aa
klokwkdog: some Japanese guy bought it and towed it to Honshu somewhere, didn't he?
Merlyn in Montreal: I hear it, cat
doctec: http://www.whitehouse.org/
cease: but you know, the comedy now isnt nearly as sharp as mort sahl in eisonhower and tom lerher in kennedy days
doctec: oh btw merl - i might be getting a copy of the flash mx dev software
doctec: will let you know
cease: and for all its lack of restriction, the current era has nothing as nasty or effective as thomas nast
Merlyn in Montreal: ok doc
klokwkdog: gresham's law, cat
Bubbas Brain: I'm gonna have to slip out... still gotta drive home.
klokwkdog: nite Bub
cease: i prefer graham's cracker
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: good night bub
klokwkdog: it's easier to understand, for sure, Cat
cease: by bub
doctec: also, i turned a corner billiards-wise ... i've been in playoff situations in the past where the match came down to me winning or losing and i've choked every time in the past - yesterday, in the milford league semis, i finally came through with a crucial win that keeps us alive - we play in the finals next week
Bubbas Brain: Don't do anything I wouldn't do.... don't scuff um my nice clean kitchen flo...........
||||||||| "10:57 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bubbas Brain, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Dr Headphones: i has returned
cease: were you gone?
doctec: hey dh
Dr Headphones: yeah, phone call from friend. i talked/listened until my ear started hurting
klokwkdog: GO DT!
cease: fantastic, doc!
Dr Headphones: doc, i love playing pool but i'm not very good at it. that's one thing in life i will eventually own is a nice table
doctec: the guy i played beat the pants off me in a previous league session - he's really good, but this time i outshot him and out 'd'd him (i.e. made defensive shots successfully, that left him with no position to sink one of his balls)
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Is your phone too loud, kend?
doctec: dh: if you get a pool table, i'll definitely come down for a visit & to offer pointers if you're interested
Dr Headphones: llan, i am a one ear phone person, can't move to the right side even though hearing is as good over there, so after 45 min or so holding to left ear, i have to quit
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dr Headphones: doc: i *know* how to do it geometrically, i just can't get the body to cooperate with the brain very well.
||||||||| Catherwood leads Admiral Yamamoto inside, makes a note of the time (11:01 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: i yam what i am
Admiral Yamamoto: yes
Admiral Yamamoto: as yam I
cease: hasnt pearl harbour been bombed yet?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I wonder if phones can give you ear cancer
doctec: dr h.: then it's just a matter of adjusting your shot mechanics - not hard when you have someone who can see what you're doing when you're doing it
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi yam
Admiral Yamamoto: Too busy with iraq
Admiral Yamamoto: jaq
Dr Headphones: 'ten-HUT! stars on board!
Merlyn in Montreal: Is Pearl still drinking?
Admiral Yamamoto: oi
doctec: there are simple practice drills you can do to iron out kinks in your shot mechanics
Dr Headphones: i helped steal an admiral's hat once, but never met the guy
cease: he could get a replacement easily enough
Admiral Yamamoto: My mec hanic is fine, he's not shot
Dr Headphones: didn't the REAL yamamoto get hung as a war criminal?
Admiral Yamamoto: Shot down in '43
klokwkdog: nope, assassinated by P-38, Ken
Dr Headphones: i must be thinking of someone else. all those names sound alike to me ;)
klokwkdog: they hung Tojo
doctec: dr. h: ever hear of jeanette lee - 'the black widow' - pro on the women's tour (she's a real 9-ball ace)
Merlyn in Montreal: This is a test >http://www.firesigntheatre.com
klokwkdog: rehabilitated all the others when the Korean War started and the labor unions began to cause problems
Dr Headphones: well hung, from what i heard :)
Merlyn in Montreal: This is a test http://www.firesigntheatre.com
Merlyn in Montreal: Good, fixed that bug
cease: i know way more about japanese history than is good for anybody, klok
Dr Headphones: give that man a gold start for his test
Merlyn in Montreal: continue talking, nothing to see here, people
cease: Fumiyo is allergic to it. Her dad spent far too much time In it
Dr Headphones: doc: no, can't say i have. i do occasionally watch tourneys on tv and marvel at their talents
doctec: she described the act of shooting pool as being akin to a basketball player doing nothing but throwing free throws - to succeed, you have to try to repeat the same motions perfectly every time
Admiral Yamamoto: I had to get shots, recent history gives me the hives and heebie jeebies'
cease: is that possible, doc?
cease: it sounds somewhere between zen and firesign
klokwkdog: yeah? explain the attack on Port Arthur to me, Cat. And what exactly was the BFD that got Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize?
Merlyn in Montreal: I'm going to leave at the top of the hour (not by Catherwood's clock). I may run out of time just before then, so if I get reaped, you'll know why
Dr Headphones: with a table, i could do that easily. paying by the game keeps you from wanting to waste shots like that though
klokwkdog: nice audio on the FST site, Merlyn
doctec: cat: it's not possible, but the pro players can do it more consistently than the amateurs
doctec: it *is* a very zen game
Dr Headphones: the sound of one cue clapping?
Merlyn in Montreal: Thanks KWD, but what audio do you mean? We got tons
klokwkdog would consider using a Designated Industrial Robot to play for him, then
cease: that's why they're pro's, doc
klokwkdog: the background noise on the link you sent for test
Merlyn in Montreal: that's just the front page audio montage
klokwkdog: yeah, nice
doctec: merl: you'll be pleased to know the montage works just fine in the firefox browser
Merlyn in Montreal: ah, OK
klokwkdog: I can just see showing up at a pool hall with a sleek Epson IR in tow and the proprietor saying, "We don't allow his kind in here..."
doctec: testing in opera now...
Merlyn in Montreal: hit those high notes, doc
Dr Headphones: you linux mavens here: how do i find a file if i know part of the name? like in dos you go dir *xyz /s and it searches recursively down?
doctec: yep, opera is fine too merl
Dr Headphones: wagner is my favorite opera :)
klokwkdog: ls *xyz -R? read me dr. memory?
Merlyn in Montreal: but why is the opera browser plural? Shouldn't it be opus?
Merlyn in Montreal: Or did breathed threaten to sue?
doctec: the volume of the audio segments for lawyer's hospital and eat or be eaten are a little soft compared to the rest - can you ratchet them up a bit in the audio montage?
klokwkdog: Wagner's birthday is Saturday. They're going to celebrate in Westerly; all kinda ring stuff on the local classical show today
cease: klok, i could riff on port arthus with tales from my uncles who deserted from that war and later populated varrious cities in this continent. my new play, about the 96 sf earthquake, stemws from their appearance shortly aftier. but it would be a waste of intoxicants
cease: 06
Dr Headphones: klok: tried that first, got "xyz is not directory" message
Merlyn in Montreal: the audio quality is different, doc, I think they're normalized to about the same levelw
Merlyn in Montreal: I think EOBE is kinda loud, actually
doctec: merl: hmmm, then they need to be compressed and then normalized again
klokwkdog: ah, i'm in XP rite now; let me find a Cygwin...
cease: knowing stuff from talking to your relatives, etc who were there is a different category of knowledge from reading about it
doctec: did you get those two segments from me?
Merlyn in Montreal: yes
cease: and reading is a personal diery
doctec: if so, i probably still have them and can make adjustments - if i can find them, that is
Merlyn in Montreal: I should add J-men to the montage, I think
cease: diety
doctec: is it possible you can tell me what i named those files? (i realize that being in montreal this may be difficult if not impossible)
Merlyn in Montreal: I'm about to turn into a pumpkin...email me, I'll be checking (probably on saturday).
Merlyn in Montreal: not until sunday night, doc
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: signing off for tonight. See you next Thursday
doctec: ok - will try to find them between now and then - actually, if i sent them to you as email attachments, i should have the email somewhere in my archive
Dr Headphones: my linux manual (printed copy) is buried under something here, can't locate it
||||||||| Admiral Yamamoto runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Admiral Yamamoto?! It's 11:16 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Merlyn in Montreal: goooooooooodbye
doctec: night lland
Dr Headphones: later, llan, be good or be good at it
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:16 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn in Montreal by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dr Headphones: you too, merl, enjoy le canadienes
Dr Headphones: ah, missed him by *that* much
cease: aurvoir merl
cease: finally dog can walk in room and kittens dont hide under the couch
Dr Headphones: "man ls" doesn't help at all
klokwkdog: well it does, but not for this ;-)
Dr Headphones: ok, i went to the menu, graphical "find files" and got it. thanks for looking, klok
klokwkdog: oh, I thought you were in command line, sorry
Dr Headphones: well, i know i *should* learn the command line, but i'm in kde over there
doctec: parallel hell?
Dr Headphones: i keep a terminal window open, tried there first, didn't work
cease: parallel? i thought they were infinite
cease: hey, these are timberwolfves fans
cease: lakers are from there, wolves are there now. how odd
cease: listenign to franiken factor repeat
klokwkdog: you might also have to be root to see some things
klokwkdog: ah, I forgot, you always run as root...
Dr Headphones: yep, slap my wrist, i haven't changed that bad habit yet
klokwkdog: you could also try the find command, but that can be a bit long to type
klokwkdog: but unfortunately, i must now "find" my way outta here. no DexFong, eh?
Dr Headphones: i will spend some time figuring out how to do some of that command line stuff. like windows/dos, there are some things which you can only do by typing
klokwkdog: will c u all on the flip side
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwyddorsomeonelikehim - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dr Headphones: later, klok
klokwkdog: well, I always loved 4DOS for the ability to fly when in the GUI/mouse stuff, one had a hard time with *.exe
klokwkdog: yeah, goodnight!
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:30 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs klokwkdog by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
cease: i'm back. is anyone else?
doctec: i gotta take off too, need to get some shuteye - it's been a long exposition - er, week
doctec: yeah cat i'm still here
doctec: not for much longer tho
cease: sleep well, doc
doctec: thanks cat - you too! regards to f & the brood
Dr Headphones: yeah, after 11 here, looks like they're dropping like flies. you guise take care, see you next time
cease: we need em, doc
||||||||| Dr Headphones runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dr Headphones?! It's 11:32 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......................
cease: off we fly
||||||||| doctec runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's doctec?! It's 11:32 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (11:33 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Bunnyboy: ah, one cat left
Bunnyboy: and he did, too
Bunnyboy: More's the pity. That's a wrap!
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 11:35 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Outside, the 1:24 AM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Woody One coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Woody One: Anyone? Anyone?
||||||||| It's 1:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Woody One - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
Admiral Yamamoto
Bubbas Brain
Charles Foster Dudley
Dr Headphones
Ho Chi Minh Trail Mix
Merlyn in Montreal
Woody One
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