A Firesign Chat


Special appearance by
Phil Austin

||||||||| 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 July 29, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| cb13 waltzes in at 8:22 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| It's 8:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cb13 - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| llanwydd waltzes in at 8:58 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: I declare tonight's chat officially open
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood leads Merlyn inside, makes a note of the time (9:06 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Merlyn: No, *I* declare it officially open.
llanwydd: I beat you both
Merlyn: what's up?
llanwydd: decided to beat catherwood to the punch tonight
llanwydd: not much up with me. My car has trouble starting but I've learned how to tap the starter with a hammer and that should do until I get it fixed on Tuesday
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:09 PM, dragging Regnad by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Regnad: nylrm ih
Merlyn: uh-oh, you don't know what "Regnad" does to your typing...
llanwydd: howdy regnad
Regnad: I thought so
Regnad: greetings
Merlyn: well typed
Regnad: brb
||||||||| Warped waltzes in at 9:11 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Merlyn: that's right, talk in palindromes all night and your problems are over
||||||||| 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 darlenenbc disembarks at 9:12 PM.
||||||||| msr.Tweenway waltzes in at 9:12 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Warped: I like knockers
llanwydd: wonder if Regnad is anyone we know
msr.Tweenway: il est necessary que je remain ici
llanwydd: evenin warped and tweeny
msr.Tweenway: Welcome to the circus...
llanwydd: ah, canadian!
Warped: TYVM
msr.Tweenway: I hear it come in bottles in this country...
llanwydd: and hello darlenebc
darlenenbc: I don't recognize anyone..did you change your nics?
Merlyn: And what does Bottles come in?
Warped: cased stone buildings
msr.Tweenway: Moore was a no-show in Crawford last night. Just because of a few hundred locals with torches and pitchforks. Jeeze...
llanwydd: don't recognize you either, darlene
Warped: where is ah Clem
darlenenbc: are you from the MRR blog too?
Warped: moi?
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dave inside, makes a note of the time (9:15 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
msr.Tweenway: Yo, Dave.
llanwydd: hi dave
Dave: good morning all!
Merlyn: I posted the blog notice (I'm Brian Westley)
darlenenbc: Did you read MM open letter to Bush..it was really funny
Merlyn: hey Dave
darlenenbc: oh hi Brian..
Warped: hi Dave
Merlyn: 'ello, are you with NBC?
msr.Tweenway: Because of us, it's morning in america.
Warped: mourning too
llanwydd: these taste like pork!
||||||||| Catherwood leads c ease inside, makes a note of the time (9:17 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Warped: oops I forgot it was left leaning here
c ease: hey, all
llanwydd: hey cat
msr.Tweenway: We own the idea of america.
Warped: bubt not the patent
darlenenbc: hmm it signs you out of MMR when you sign in here.:(
msr.Tweenway: Desist.
c ease: not even the concept
Dave: www.movingimage.us has political ads, yay! fun to listen to
llanwydd: so who owns the idea of canada/
c ease: i thought everyone would be too busy watching the dem convention to show up tonight
Warped: probably windows-centric adware laded
msr.Tweenway: Who are the ads aboot?
Dave: I must've arrived early for once, the regulars are still showing up :)
c ease: good question, llan
darlenenbc: oh good link post did u post it on AAR too?
msr.Tweenway: And the Ethyls, as well.
c ease: a boot, a shoe, a slipper....
c ease: where's Regular?
Warped: I got NASA TV on
||||||||| 9:20 PM: bellendaine jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
msr.Tweenway: Bought a CD copy of Roller Maidens this week. Forgot how good it was.
Merlyn: Just the MR blog
||||||||| It's 9:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Regnad - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Warped: Kerry has some sort of bunny suit on
Dave: I got no TV on, I stay out of politics
msr.Tweenway: BD? The Doonesbury character?
c ease: yes, it is superb, tween
Warped: WTG Dave
darlenenbc: I love politics...see you later..have fun..
llanwydd: warped, are you joking?
Merlyn: Can you vote yet, dave?
msr.Tweenway: TV (or not) is next on the list.
Warped: but big dishes are art
c ease: you Probably won't be drafted, Dave. but some of your classmates....
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 9:21 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
llanwydd: hey bb
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dr. Headphones', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:21 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
c ease: hey bunny. you're oddly early
Warped: hey
Bunnyboy: blog, my butt!
msr.Tweenway: Hey bun.
c ease: kend
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Happy Hamburger Yamamoto close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:21 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dave: nope, and I'll miss the election by about 10 days
Dr. Headphones: and in conclusion, my fellow fans, a pot of chicken for everyone!
msr.Tweenway: Dr H. Yo.
c ease: yammy
llanwydd: hi kend
msr.Tweenway: Yam.
Dr. Headphones: howdy, all, got caught up in the politics there
Warped: mmmm pork!
llanwydd: howdy yam
Bunnyboy: Odd, yas...
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Pot? You holding?
c ease: i'd rather just have the pot, kend. oh wait a minute. i do
msr.Tweenway: Does anyone know if Papoon bumper stickers are still available?
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: oi
Dr. Headphones: i'm not holding anything, sorry
Warped: the bong needs cleared
Bunnyboy: Or is that "nyaaaas"?
Dr. Headphones: make sure you put heinz ketsup on that chicken ;)
llanwydd: does anyone know if papoon is running?
Bunnyboy: "And today we shred another paper tiger..."
||||||||| Phil Austin strides in at 9:23 PM with Danny Vanilla badgering him for an interview; since he has no badgers, Catherwood forcibly escorts Danny Vanilla out the door.
Merlyn: no papoon stickers right now, but Lodestone may have some
Merlyn: Phil!
Merlyn: lodestone may have bumper stickers soon, not yet
Dr. Headphones: how now, phil
Warped: the woman from SA with a bad passport?
msr.Tweenway: Phil. My Man...
llanwydd: howdy Phil
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: I loathe Ketchup, actually
Warped: hi Phil
c ease: i'm REALLY surprised the Firesigns aren't on some media somewhere commenting on the election.
c ease: oh, hi Phil
Bunnyboy: Papoon is always running...from something.
Warped: ok... satire
msr.Tweenway: So, Phil how do you like the circus?
Bunnyboy: Could it be...Glutamoto?
Dave: oh hey there Phil
Phil Austin: So, I'm sitting downstairs a couple of minutes ago and oooooona hands me a newspaper - LA times from wed, July 28 - and on the front page of the caendar section in an article on Frank Gehry, the writer starts:
Dr. Headphones: yeah, pbs isn't very funny
Phil Austin: "Do you know about the Dept. of Redundancy Dept.?"
Warped: PBS is like bravo... queer
c ease: wow. as if gehry weren't redunant enough
Bunnyboy: lo Mister President
Phil Austin: this joke just goes on and on
msr.Tweenway: Deja vu all over again...
Dave: oh nice
Dr. Headphones: warped: can't get the good stuff on other networks. politics isn't as lucrative as commercialism
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Sounds like a copyright issue. I say we SUE
||||||||| Bunnyboy rushes off, saying "9:26 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dr. Headphones: phil: lots of people know the phrase but not the provenance
||||||||| Bubba's Brain sneaks in around 9:26 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
bellendaine: I always thought it was the Dept. of Redundancy Department
msr.Tweenway: Howdy Bubba.
Bubba's Brain: Greetings, all!
llanwydd: I've heard that joke in a college stage play. Just thrown in. I'll bet they didn't pay you royalties either
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 9:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr. Headphones: hey bub
Merlyn: There's a link to the story on latimes.com, but the calendar section is only for subscribers, so you can't read it...
Phil Austin: The idea of paying royalties for jokes is a good one
Dr. Headphones: "we own the idea of the calendar!"
Bunnyboy: lo agin all. Damn laptop!
msr.Tweenway: Phil, the Laugh.com liner notes really don't do justice to the original.
Warped: a laptop date
c ease: a joke in itself. imagine if milton berl had paid royalties....
Merlyn: Singers have to pay to do covers of other people's music; royalties for jokes works for me.
Phil Austin: So, anyway, hello to all tonight
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Of cours if that came to pass, I would be owin ya a great deal of money
Dr. Headphones: ah, there's the kerry whom i saw in a transparent dress on the net several weeks ago.
Bunnyboy: RIP Jackson Beck
Bunnyboy: Age 92, just 5 days ago. Pity.
Dr. Headphones: money? what's that?
Phil Austin: tweenway: to what are we referring? Original of what?
bellendaine: Good evening, Phil
Warped: trademark or copyright jokes.?
Phil Austin: evening belle et all
llanwydd: who's jackson beck?
Warped: FST streams the thought!
||||||||| Johnny Piano waltzes in at 9:29 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: "We own the IDEA...of moral outrage"
Johnny Piano: Halloo, halloo - what haps about?
msr.Tweenway: I bought a CD of Roller Maidens this week from Laugh.com. Also have Time Flys from Laugh
Merlyn: US plus has copyrighted the US flag
llanwydd: hey johnny
msr.Tweenway: Hey JP.
Johnny Piano: Hello all - and hello Phil!
c ease: monsieur piano
Dr. Headphones: the piano man arrives!
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| darlenenbc - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Phil Austin: Does anyone besides me and the big blonde watch Aqua teen hunger force on Cartoon network late at night?
Warped: ru ro
Johnny Piano: That would be "Monsieur Clavier," cat
bellendaine: Any chance of a cd boxed set of the vinyl releases?
Merlyn: I watch them sometimes; pretty strange
Warped: I'll have to check that phil
c ease: not on in canada, to my knowledge, phil
Dr. Headphones: sorry, i spend no time on the cartoon network. i probably would get more out of it than watching the dem conv though
llanwydd: that's a strange title for a cartoon
Johnny Piano: I watch ATHF, Phil...it
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: I have no TeeVee
Warped: I'm still hookered on poker
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: I have no guidence
Johnny Piano: That show is a riot.
Phil Austin: Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad - and, of course, Carl ...
Bunnyboy: llan: Veteran voice actor and announcer. Best known as the voice of Brutus on POPEYE, for years and years and years. Also, the Little Caesar announcer, the Superman radio show announcer, and the host of CATCH IT AND YOU KEEP IT, on National Lampoon's RADIO DINNER.
msr.Tweenway: Yam is wise.
Dr. Headphones: hey, happy hamburger--you related to mad cow?
c ease: i have never seen space ghost, but apparently its out on dvd so i should rent it
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: No, angry goat
Johnny Piano: I believe Jackson Beck did some voices for the Underdog series as well, Bunny
Merlyn: Space Ghost has had a couple of Firesign references - Sectors R and N, etc
Phil Austin: catski: I recommend Space Ghost, coast to coast. thi use of pauseds and dead silence is masterful on almost every episode
Bunnyboy: Phil: Haven't yet, but they have a juicy ad for the DVD running in several comix titles.
c ease: we don't get a lot of your tv shows up here. on the other hand, we don't have bush for president
Phil Austin: pauses
Merlyn: saves on animation, too
Warped: anyone in Boston?
Bunnyboy: Some blonde animatrix, with 2 discs, strategically placed...
Dr. Headphones: george lowe, voice of space ghost, is personal friend of mine. i turned him on to firesign in very early 70s
c ease: you mentioned that show before which is why i mentioned it now. sounds really good
Phil Austin: the animation is not the point. The scripts are very odd
msr.Tweenway: The paws that refreshes.
c ease: only of the mind, warped
Johnny Piano: That would a blonde character from Sealab...
Phil Austin: Dr. Head: Doesn't he also do Dad on the Brak show, or some other voice?
Merlyn: I know, like the old rocky & bullwinkle with klunky animation and hilarious jokes
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 9:33 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 9:33 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Johnny Piano: If you like that one, Phil - you gotta see Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law
Dr. Headphones: phil, not sure, only watched a few episodes of space ghost, never the spinoffs
Bunnyboy: Man! Klugy wireless stuff tonite.
Phil Austin: johhny p.: I haven't really seen any of the sealab shows, but they're certainly strange, but I agree: Harvey Birdman is the strangest of all
c ease: i have to get a satelitee dish or something
Warped: fading fast
Phil Austin: Harvey Birdman, Attoney at Law, is beyond strange
Merlyn: Birdman certainy gets permission to do strange things to cartoon characters
Warped: hope I didn't offend too much
Johnny Piano: Cat, some of these shows are surfacing on DVD, so perhaps a rental...
llanwydd: got mail. brb
c ease: will look into, jp
Dr. Headphones: warped: if you offend anyone, you're doing your job ;)
c ease: firesign theatre is beyond strange. others struggle to keep up, phil
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Charles Foster Dudley in through the front door at 9:35 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bubba's Brain: ...
Warped: TY DR.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with WCGuy close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:35 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dr. Headphones: hi, cfd
Bunnyboy: SCTV, Vol 2, on October 19th.
Dr. Headphones: and wcg
Charles Foster Dudley: Evening
c ease: mr rice, i presume?
Merlyn: I see you found the link, john
Charles Foster Dudley: Well met all!
Johnny Piano: Hola, Dud
msr.Tweenway: Evenin' C&W...
Bunnyboy: Including...the Perry Como Show!
Johnny Piano: What up, WC
Dr. Headphones: he found the link of missing sausage? i wanted it!
WCGuy: Evening...just killing time til the Kerry speech
Bunnyboy: (sings) I love the nightlife, I love to bogie...
Johnny Piano: The Casing of the Missing Sausage
Warped: lo
c ease: kerry can speak?
WCGuy: Dr. Keep your hands off my sausage, please!
Phil Austin: evening, John, hoping Kerry will come up big tonight
Merlyn: There's no link between sausage and mad cow disease
c ease: dont bogie that joint
Warped: Kerry will be in a disco suit?
Johnny Piano: Wrap that rascal!
msr.Tweenway: (Sounds of time screaming)
WCGuy: Me too, Nick!
Bubba's Brain: but can he dance?
Johnny Piano: Bigger than usual, Phil?
Dr. Headphones: disco? john travolta for veep!
Charles Foster Dudley: Get it now ... the burning cow ... mad about that meat!
Warped: his balls have mirrors
c ease: didja all see barrack obama? reminded me of martin luther king
WCGuy: Oh, please, don't say DISCO! (I'm working on a PBS Disco show next month!)
msr.Tweenway: Edwards dancing in SNF...
Bunnyboy: Phil: He can't help but come up big. He's 6 foot 4!
c ease: and there have been no finer speakers at least in enlgish since lincoln
Dr. Headphones: cat: a masterful speech, well delivered
Johnny Piano: I knew PBS was behind the times, but geez - DISCO?
Merlyn: On the comedy front, the teaser trailer for Hitchhiker's Guide is on the web now: http://hitchhikermovie.free.fr/pages/trailerdownload.html
Bunnyboy: Or, as his daughter joked, 6 foot 6, if you count the hair.
Warped: Just like NASA
Phil Austin: My favorite moment on tv tonight was Chris matthews going after Rev. Al Sharpie about the Twana Bradley case
msr.Tweenway: Obama's going places. Do soubt.
msr.Tweenway: No Doubt, that is...
llanwydd: disco on PBS. What's the world coming to?
Warped: Daddy Daddy!
WCGuy: What we do for a paycheck, Johnny! What we do....
c ease: but doug's dead now
msr.Tweenway: Sorry, rented fingers.
Merlyn: doug left a movie script
Phil Austin: whoops, here he comes. I 'm going to go watch, but I;ll be back
c ease: from a mannekin, tween?
Johnny Piano: Uh oh, John's coming on...after the Spielberg spiel
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
msr.Tweenway: Somebody's a TZ fan :)
Bunnyboy: So, any guesses what Kerry's "theme song" will be?
Johnny Piano: Dave died...and I hear Morgan Freeman...
WCGuy: As of Obama, gotta admit, the first time I ever searched the web to hear a speech - AGAIN.
WCGuy: As of Obama, gotta admit, the first time I ever searched the web to hear a speech - AGAIN.
Merlyn: That makes three times
Johnny Piano: ...a handsome simulfax copy...
msr.Tweenway: Democrats.org has the speeches archives on their web site in Real.
Charles Foster Dudley: I'm seeing double ..
Merlyn: There's a very rare message echo bug that I can't seem to fix..
Warped: Bartender! cut me off!
Bunnyboy: Dave died? Dave who?
WCGuy: Echo, echo, echo
Johnny Piano: ...there's an echo in here...
llanwydd: I heard a rumour about Kerry burning villages in Viet Nam. Anyone know if it's true?
Warped: now batting for...
Merlyn: Dave dave
c ease: better than seeing dead people, charles
WCGuy: He did, kinda, admit it
Warped: it was a replay
msr.Tweenway: You have.... the echoli bug.
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 9:42 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Johnny Piano: (No, Bunny, just our chatter Dave "died")
Warped: wb dve
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:42 PM and Freq Man steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Merlyn: good one, tweenway
c ease: hey freq
Dr. Headphones: llan: if you listen to the reps, he singlehandedly lost the war for us
Merlyn: e. coli is the only balloon animal I can make
Charles Foster Dudley: Isn't he a good sport folks?
msr.Tweenway: It's freaky, man.
Dr. Headphones: hey freq
llanwydd: If it's true, he'd still be a better president than Bush
c ease: reminds me of a great early firesing play Freak for a Week
Johnny Piano: Manny..anny Mota..ota..ota....
Dave: is anyone here good with noise reduction on mp3 files? figure I'll make the plea here
Freq Man: I can make YEAST... BAM! It's yeast
Bunnyboy: JP: "Died" as in "skedaddled"? Or "vanished"? Or "transmogrified"?
c ease: manny mota was my 2nd favourite baseball player
WCGuy: (Phil remains unusually quiet...but he is that kinda guy)
Johnny Piano: Oh, Dave's back...
c ease: first would be Tommy Davis
Warped: Hi Bam!
c ease: he said he was off to watch Kerry, wc
Bunnyboy: Hey! You can't fool me! Dave's right here!
Johnny Piano: Phil's watching the Spielberg spiel on Kerry
Merlyn: Phil said he's watching Kerry right now
Bunnyboy: hiya Dave
Freq Man: I think once you get to mp3... all you've got is your old fashioned treble knob
Dr. Headphones: dave: jp is a music technician, he might have an answer
Bubba's Brain gets back from watching the Hitchhiker's trailer.
msr.Tweenway: Noise or distrortion? There probably a filter out there somewhere...
Warped: I need a busch beer
Bunnyboy: hiya Freq. Long time no habla!
Warped: and if you have winamp....
Johnny Piano: I don't have problems with high-freq on mp3 unless the source material is crappy to begin with.
Freq Man: Si... I chave been in cog Neato
msr.Tweenway: Digital distortion you can't do much about, I do believe. I could be wrong.
Warped: music during the week
Freq Man: 8675.309
WCGuy: I have a warm spot in my heart for Johnny Callison of the Phillies. He is the only baseball player I ever saw in a game who later served me a beer from behind a bar.
Freq Man: Better than a warm spot anywhere else... (could be embarrasing)
Johnny Piano: Best bet as far as I'm concerned is process original files with eq and then convert to mp3
Bubba's Brain: ...
Dave: I've got some stuff from Ken's server that has glitches from the CD it was copied from, just little noises but not sure how to work it without seeing graph
c ease: i saw Manny leap up like a dolphin to snag what should have been homers in dodger stadium
Freq Man: You can play that again Johnny...
c ease: tommy on the other hand, was god
Johnny Piano: Digital distortion is an artifact that cannot be filtered away...bummer
Dr. Headphones: jp: how much loss converting mp3 to wav to work then back to mp3 if you don't try to exceed the original quality?
Bunnyboy: The GOP Convention, AKA The League of Bush.
c ease: sounds like a sherlock holmes tale, bun
Warped: liege
Johnny Piano: Once it's there, Dave, not much you can do - some of that is due to mono/stereo aliasing
Charles Foster Dudley: Cease it is, it's the "Curious Case of the Missing Brain ...
Johnny Piano: No real loss, Ken.
llanwydd: The Adventure of the League of Bushmen
c ease: right on, chuck
Dr. Headphones: bubba's brain is missing. i read it in the toilet
Dr. Headphones: i know you can't put back bits that were lost when encoding at low rate, but didn't think you'd lose anything if you stuck to same rate or lower
Bunnyboy: Some gentleman passed away recently, and he was one of the Quorum of the Apostles.
Johnny Piano: mp3 files are smaller in compression because the low end freqs are diminished.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:48 PM, dragging klokwkdog by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Charles Foster Dudley: Dr. I just read that JFK has come back in a spacceship with a ...
Warped: depending on the sample rate
msr.Tweenway: Sad thing is, Bush could actually win.
c ease: hi klok
Dr. Headphones: hey, klok
Freq Man: Hey... don't be talkin' bout no low-end FREQS...
msr.Tweenway: Hi K.
klokwkdog: Dexter Fong said he might not be with us tonight due to celebration
llanwydd: Didn't know there were any apostles left
Warped: along with einstein
c ease: you're right, tween
||||||||| Bubba's Other Brain waltzes in at 9:49 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Freq Man: Tweenway... Pshaw!!!!
klokwkdog: 'lo alle
Dr. Headphones: tnx, klok, i forgot to mention that
llanwydd: hey klok
Bubba's Other Brain: Netscape crash...
Johnny Piano: Do ya resemble that remark, Freq?
Merlyn: of two minds, bubba?
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off Bubba's Brain at 9:49 PM
Bubba's Other Brain: Of one mind..... at a time.
Charles Foster Dudley: Well Tweeny would he be eligable to run in 2008 as he's never been elected president before ...
msr.Tweenway: There's two of everybody but me!
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Netsccape?
Johnny Piano: Ah, Bubba, the Multiple Indentity poster child
Freq Man: I ain't no low-end freq... I assure you...
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: I like yr other brain better, anyway
Freq Man: Specially when I'm a screamin'
Charles Foster Dudley: NUtscrape?
||||||||| Around 9:50 PM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
llanwydd: Merlyn killed Bubba!
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 9:50 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bubba's Other Brain: Well, it pays to be sybilized.
Warped: Be well all
Merlyn: he was askin' for it
Bubba's Other Brain: You Bastard!
Freq Man: And bubba killed two friends... and so on
Johnny Piano: Gimme a pair of 18s - love that low end
Warped: good to see the gang
Merlyn: cloning is not allowed under the bush administration
msr.Tweenway: Bye W. Gosh, I hope I can say the Jan 20th.
Johnny Piano: Albeit a warped gang
Bunnyboy: I don't know if my question got through...
Bubba's Other Brain: Gotta stem the tide, or at least the cells.
Bubba's Other Brain: Which question?
Dr. Headphones: hell, jp, a pair of 18s is overkill. the ladies i know want one 10-12"
||||||||| 9:51 PM: Bone-E-Boi jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Bunnyboy: Is there still an active Quorum of the Apostles?
Johnny Piano: What q were dat, Bubba
Freq Man: I love the word "albiet"... it's like an old english phrase written in French...
c ease: hi bone
msr.Tweenway: Hoy, bone.
Bone-E-Boi: Phil Austin is fading away.
c ease: ah, canadian
Bubba's Other Brain: The one Bb didn't know if it got throuhg.
Johnny Piano: Never let it be said I wasn't into overkill, Dr.
Freq Man: He's watching something on TV...
c ease: he'll be back, bone
Charles Foster Dudley: Better fading away than toad away!
Bubba's Other Brain: Hmm. and active Q of A....
c ease: some convention or somethinig
llanwydd: A quorum is a place with rocks isn't it?
WCGuy: Albeit a word one that has selective application
Bunnyboy: Could this become Utah's version of THE DA VINCI CODE?
Freq Man: Something like that...
Dr. Headphones: we don't need a stinkin' quorum if we just let gw become dictator!
Johnny Piano: You tah, I tah...
msr.Tweenway: Wasn't there a band called the Quorum Men?
Freq Man: Now there's a thought... and then he can invade Poland
Merlyn: I prefer da vince code; if you tell anyone the secret message, vince breaks yer legs
Charles Foster Dudley: Conjegatimg the verb tah?
WCGuy: If we had a quorum would that disuade GW's dictatorial urges?
Charles Foster Dudley: Quarrymen ...
Johnny Piano: Tween, time to check AMG
||||||||| Around 9:54 PM, Happy Hamburger Yamamoto walks off into the sunset...
c ease: i prefer vince guaraldi
c ease: also vin scully
Johnny Piano: Ooh, nice call, Cat - Vince was great
||||||||| Happy Hamburger Yamamoto waltzes in at 9:54 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
msr.Tweenway: The Mercedes, JP?
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: ack
Bubba's Other Brain: Nice knocker....
Johnny Piano: Reciting the Book Of The Dead, HHY?
c ease: guarladi is the only musician i can think of to perform a hat trick
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: I used to have another one...
Bone-E-Boi: Does anyone have the URL of a live video feed of Kerry's Big Speech?
Johnny Piano: All Music Guide, Knuckleknob!
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Well lets see, Passenger Pigeons....American Democracy...
WCGuy: Try CNN.com
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 9:56 PM.
c ease: best single ever: cast your fate to the wind. best album, vince guaraldi at grace cathedral. best score, the peanuts tv stuff. no one else is in the same aesthetic universe
msr.Tweenway: Probably at Democrats.org, or C-SPAN 1.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:56 PM, dragging Bunnyboy by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Merlyn: bboy, what's your problem?
Bone-E-Boi: I'd like to run Kerry's speech through some filters in QuickTime Pro... It all looks better in paisley and San Francisco Art Nouveau.
Johnny Piano: "Oh, Good Grief"
Bunnyboy: Conflarned wireless connection!
c ease: only competition would be Gaudi: best church, best house, best park.
Dr. Headphones: don't know about live, but most archived here: http://www.truthout.org/dnc04.shtml
msr.Tweenway: Aw, it's paisley again....
klokwkdog: live video feed probably at CSPAN.org
Bubba's Other Brain: Oh wow man, the president's paisley....
Bubba's Other Brain: Ya beat me , tween.
Johnny Piano: Give him a sugar cube!
Bunnyboy: Merl: See previous line. Not chatting on my rig, using Bunnette's laptop.
Charles Foster Dudley: Anyone got something for an acid stomach?
Dr. Headphones: did everyone read about bush being on drugs? http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4921.shtml_
llanwydd: very out of character for the president
Bone-E-Boi: I think I'll tart up the palour of Kerry's skin... make it phosphorescent dayglo green.
||||||||| Around 9:58 PM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
WCGuy: Yeah, Dr. Love that story!
Bubba's Other Brain: This is your president. This is your president on drugs.
Johnny Piano: Any questions?
msr.Tweenway: It'd be rather damaging if it was true, Dr. H.
c ease: i've smoked dope with someone who smoked with bush
Merlyn: I posted that story to the majority report blog yesterday
Dr. Headphones: tweeny: you think it's false?
WCGuy: Here comes Max Cleland. Here we go! We win it or it lose it from here on.
klokwkdog: yeah, whole convention live at CSPAN.org streaming video (somewhat small). ABC digital TV is also running full convention coverage on a subchannel
Johnny Piano: Someone was smoking bush?
msr.Tweenway: Smoking bushes. How apropo.
Johnny Piano: Well, why not - someone smoked Clinton...
Dr. Headphones: hell, i eat bush, smoke pot!
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 10:00 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
msr.Tweenway: Going to go watch. May see ya later...
||||||||| Around 10:00 PM, msr.Tweenway walks off into the sunset...
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto: Burning Bushes? Holy Moses!
Freq Man: Hmmm... a smoking gun...?
Charles Foster Dudley: I'm smoking some road apple red right now!
Bubba's Other Brain: No, that was burning bushes... the prez is a fundamentalist christian (or so he says).
c ease: bill lee, slightly famous baseball player. friend of a friend
Johnny Piano: Gimme dat knocker - I'm collecting...
WCGuy: Yep, time to watch. Catch you all after the speech.
||||||||| Happy Hamburger Yamamoto runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Happy Hamburger Yamamoto?! It's 10:00 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Bunnyboy: Any Jackson Beck memories? Anyone?
Bubba's Other Brain: You got the biggest collection of knockers, JP.....
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: did W inhale?
Johnny Piano: He ain't on yet...
c ease: you expect us to know who that is, bun?
c ease: llan, yeah. he inhaled. a lot
Johnny Piano: Unfortunately not all in pairs, Bub
Dr. Headphones: llan: cocaine for sure, don't know about mj
c ease: unlike clinton, who was dreaming of running for president even in england
WCGuy: c, loved Bill Lee!
c ease: a great guy, wc
Bunnyboy: Jackson Beck, voice artist (Brutus, King Leonardo), dead at 92.
Charles Foster Dudley: My people say Bush was in an Mexican jail for trying to briung coke across when he was supposed to be in Alabama ...
c ease: dont know his work, bun
Johnny Piano: Who might your people be, Dud
c ease: hell, you're a voice artist, bun. red shift, etc
Dr. Headphones: cfd: that would be great if it can be proved
bellendaine: nothing would stick to bush
Charles Foster Dudley: I'm not allowed to say but the story was compelling.
Freq Man: it's the oil
Bubba's Other Brain: Try chewing gum.
Johnny Piano: Nah, he ain't Teflon, Bell
Bubba's Other Brain: Bush oil?
Bone-E-Boi: I'm watching it C-SPAN, standalone Real Player. Thanks. Only it isn't Kerry yet.
Dr. Headphones: i'm not holding my breath waiting for independent prosecutor either
Johnny Piano: All these politicos are crooks, one way or another...
Bubba's Other Brain: sounds like a marital aid.
c ease: and the vinegar. where's my lettuce?
bellendaine: are you kidding? look at everything he has already gotten away with. the media collectively refuses to approach critical reporting.
Dr. Headphones: max cleland on now, whom the republicans screwed ROYALLY!
Charles Foster Dudley: It's live on PBS
bellendaine: CSPAN
bellendaine: Cleland is a hero with few peers
||||||||| Around 10:05 PM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
Bubba's Other Brain: See span. See Span Run....
Johnny Piano: Geez, now you wanna toss a Bush salad...
bellendaine: Chambliss (sp?) is not fit to empty his chamber pot.
Charles Foster Dudley: Dr. Don't forget about Diebold roll in that as well as Cindy Mckinney too . We call it the 6th Bush coup d'etat!
Bubba's Other Brain: Does it have Cucumber in it, JP?
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 10:05 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: c ease: I guarantee that you have heard his voice before.
WCGuy: Cleland - next Sec'y of Defense?
c ease: gross, jp
Johnny Piano: Ask Laura...
llanwydd: good to see more of us walking into the sunset instead of dying of the plague
bellendaine: nice call, wcg
bellendaine: though clark would be good too
Dr. Headphones: wc: good idea to me. and obama as sec-state
Johnny Piano: Sorry Cat - the thread was going there, and I couldn't resist...
c ease: i don't know him, but only of him. he sounds quite eloquent. of course, contrasted to the republicans, that's impossible not to do
Bunnyboy: Bunnyboy walks into the sunset...and is hit by an anvil.
Freq Man: Hey... that's not a bad idea... WD-43 "Bush Oil"
WCGuy: I'll take Cleland. And if Kerry would promise that, he'd go up 10 points in the polls
Dr. Headphones: wes clark gave a real good speech earlier tonight. the pundits said the best he's ever done
llanwydd: LOL bun!
Johnny Piano: Shouldn't that be WMD-43?
Bubba's Other Brain: How bout WD-69?
c ease: bun, did you read article in new harpers about history of comics?
Freq Man: Maybe JP... Maybe...
Bunnyboy: Saw a dumb bumper sticker today: KERRY'S PLAN : FRENCH-KISS THE U.N.'S ASS!
c ease: REALLY good
Freq Man: Bubba... sex sex sex... all you kids think about is sex
Johnny Piano: That works both ways, Bub
||||||||| msr.Tweenway waltzes in at 10:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr. Headphones: what's wrong with sex? unless you ain't getting any..... :(
Bubba's Other Brain: Oil, it isn't just for bushes any more.
Merlyn: Everyone's waltzing tonight
llanwydd: I'm listening to Cleland on NPR. I'm never impressed with these campaign speeches
c ease: lol
Johnny Piano: Piano raises hand...WHERE'S THE SEX?!
Bubba's Other Brain: Not here.
Charles Foster Dudley: You just raised it Piano
bellendaine: cleland is ok, but there have been some very good speeches over the past few nights
msr.Tweenway: JP: wherever there's a corporate lobbyist in AC/DC.
WCGuy: If you have to ask for sex, you are in trouble. If you have to beg for sex, you are married.
Johnny Piano: Ouch - that hurts...
bellendaine: carter, obama, clinton, sharpton come to mind immediately
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from measles
||||||||| Warped - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
c ease: teresa kerry was fantastic
llanwydd: I don't get caught up in the furor
Johnny Piano: Here come da judge
bellendaine: aye, she was great
Charles Foster Dudley: Oh well here he comes later Y'all!
c ease: obama hit one so far out of the park it's still travelling
Dr. Headphones: bellendaine: as for emotional appeal, the black preacher the first night had to be the best one. short on content, but very long on appeal
||||||||| At 10:10 PM, Charles Foster Dudley runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Bubba's Other Brain: Sex. sex. sex. the boys are marching.....
Johnny Piano: Do I detect Springsteen?
c ease: llan, it's liike apprecaiting the firesign theatre: it's an appreciation of language
Bunnyboy: Can anybody place Kerry's "theme song"?
klokwkdog: returns
msr.Tweenway: Men all over the stadium are raising...
Bubba's Other Brain: Yes, your Bruce detector is working.
klokwkdog: on TV now
WCGuy: Anyone who enters with Springsteen gets my vote
Dr. Headphones: jp: we may have an answer on the theme song thing here
Bone-E-Boi: You can listen to Harry Shearer if you can stand Real Player. Just scroll down the page to Reporter's Notebook. There's an entry for every day of the convention. http://www.moretothepoint.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?tmplt_type=program&show_code=tp
c ease: lenny? he's dead now
Johnny Piano: Which tune is it so I can avoid it in the future?
Bone-E-Boi: Hoopla! Oink! Oink!
llanwydd: well you have to admit, for language the Democrats have an edge over W
c ease: oh springsteen? wasn't he born to run away?
msr.Tweenway: Kerry's on.. See ya...
Johnny Piano: Bone, did you just send the penguin thru the flaming hoop?
Dr. Headphones: ok, i'm moving to the couch to view this better. will return in a while
c ease: ok kend
klokwkdog: Ilan - also for smarts, grace, manners and honesty, among others
Bunnyboy: Watch those 3 chords go round and round...
Bubba's Other Brain: G Em C
c ease: indeed, bun
WCGuy: This is why I have a TV in the "home" office.....
Johnny Piano: Guess I'm gonna go where the Bozos are going...be back post speech
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 10:13 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Johnny Piano runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Johnny Piano?! It's 10:13 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
llanwydd: at least Kerry can pronounce "nuclear"
Bubba's Other Brain: Put the knocker in the pile in the corner, Dave.
llanwydd: hello again dave
c ease: so can the average atom, llan
Dave: shit, I've been spelling his name wrong all this time, oops
c ease: kerry, reporting for duty. reminds me of a firesign line
Bubba's Other Brain: whose?
c ease: private parts, reporting for duty, sir. quoth david ossman on an Hour Hour show
llanwydd: anyone who says "nookular" has to have an IQ below 80
||||||||| Bunnyboy runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 10:16 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bunnyboy close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:16 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Bubba's Other Brain: Home... where my love lies waiting silently for me......
Dave: yeah I can't stand the way Bush speaks, he's a terrible speechmaker
Freq Man: Um... silently, eh?
Bunnyboy: Yeah, I'm gonna concentrate on the K-man's speech. May bbl.
WCGuy: I never understood that line, Bubba
||||||||| At 10:17 PM, Bunnyboy vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Bubba's Other Brain: Never thought about it much.
Freq Man: Kind of like tennis
llanwydd: I don't like Bush or Kerry. I'm going to vote for Papoon
Bubba's Other Brain: He's not insane.
Bone-E-Boi: The video part of the Real Player webcast of Kerry on C-SPAN is terribly distorted. I love it.
Dave: so you're seeing parts of him then?
c ease: Papppoon will appreciate your vote
Bone-E-Boi: I'm taking snapshots of my desktop. I'll create some lovely Art of the Insane in Adobe Photoshop... snapshots of Kerry on Real Player.
Bone-E-Boi: Their faces keep disappearing.
llanwydd: I just heard Kerry say he was a prosecutor
Bubba's Other Brain: Do their smiles remain?
llanwydd: he tried to make it sound sympathetic
Bone-E-Boi: Reminsicent of the Pink Floyd album cover... the faceless gent wearing a derby in the desert sand.
Bone-E-Boi: Welcome to the Machine, was it?
llanwydd: wasn't the faceless guy holding an album
Dave: ah, I've been listening to too much Phil Ochs, he's opened up my eyes even though he was 30 or more years ago
Bone-E-Boi: Yes. A translucent album.
Dave: someone's gotta go over there and that someone isn't me
Bone-E-Boi: Kerry pie hole remains. Sometimes.
Bubba's Other Brain: So tonight....
Bubba's Other Brain: so tonight...
llanwydd: I'm going to write in a vote for Charles Manson. He's killed fewer people than the other candidates
bellendaine: Pink Floyd cover was Wish You Were Here
Bubba's Other Brain: so tonight...
Bone-E-Boi: so tonight
bellendaine: Welcome To The Machine is on it
Bone-E-Boi: W is Charlie Manson, isn't he?
Bubba's Other Brain: Gee, I'm glad that's settled. He had me worried.
klokwkdog: what, like he was gonna decline the nomination???
Bone-E-Boi: Charlie never killed anyone. His girls did the killing.
klokwkdog: Ilan - make sure they know which Charles Manson you're referring to...
Dave: that's what I said to my dad, he's not gonna decline, we already know that it's W VS. Kerry, so I don't see the point
Bone-E-Boi: You'd better watch out for Charlie's girls... Lou Reed, right?
llanwydd: yes, compared to Bush, Kerry is quite a good speaker, but he's a typical politician isn't he?
c ease: his speech is actually improving here
klokwkdog: gad, he's pouring it on now
Bone-E-Boi: If you want to see the result of my Kerry C-SPAN Real Player Photoshop experiment, go to this URL a few hours from now. http://www.sito.org/cgi-bin/panic/panic
Bone-E-Boi: Art of the Insane.
llanwydd: "Never go to war without a plan to win"? Bush would say the same thing
klokwkdog: Blair or Helen Clark could talk any of the US candidates through a concrete floor
llanwydd: Like I say, typical politician
klokwkdog: that's what Michael Moore told Ted Koppell last night. ROFL comment
c ease: not true, klok
c ease: barrack could talk any known limey into a different dimension. one with dental care, perhaps
Bone-E-Boi: jobs is on the way
klokwkdog: none of these guys can speak well
c ease: steve?
klokwkdog: who's barrack?
Bubba's Other Brain: a bacon in the world?
c ease: is apple in trouble again?
Bone-E-Boi: tastes like pork
c ease: you're not watching the dem convention, klok?
Merlyn: apple still gets sued by apple records for going into music
klokwkdog: yes
klokwkdog: i think telling terrorists they will lose is not a good plan...
c ease: and my favourite apple cidre will cease to exist this week. this is a large loss to the universe. but the universe is used to large losses
klokwkdog: yeah, John, but what about Osama?...
Bubba's Other Brain: what cider, cat?
WCGuy: we should tell them they will win? (And then hide in the bushes with sticks)
c ease: next senator from illinois, klok.
klokwkdog: yeah, go down to the pawnshop and turn in our ticket, get that Democracy back...
Bone-E-Boi: what about the rats?
c ease: okanagan crisp apple. they keep the name but have changed the taste
klokwkdog: oh that guy. no, not in same league, Cat
klokwkdog: what about reality?
Bubba's Other Brain: Along came a spider, who spat in the cidre...
Bubba's Other Brain: What brand of cidre, Cat?
Bubba's Other Brain: Oh.. sorry, didn't see the answer
klokwkdog: he said it, Bubba
c ease: you think blair is better? only in a bertrand russel kind of way. in terms of passion and pronunciation, the limeys are all fucked
c ease: maybe it's just their accents
Bubba's Other Brain: Haven't seen that here in the states.
klokwkdog: he can speak better, Cat. his rhetoric and ability to think in real time is far superior to the US brand
Dave: "hve you seen, the iron lady's charms, leggs of steel, leather on her arms, taken on a man to die, an eye for an ey," this song gives me chills even though the chair isn't used as much now
llanwydd: I met a Canadian with an English accent yesterday
c ease: it isnt even exported to other parts of canada
llanwydd: he didn't say what part of canada
klokwkdog: wales, probably, Ilan
Bone-E-Boi: Tony Blair reminds me of Mr. Peabody in the old Jay Ward cartoon show...
c ease: good one, bone
Bubba's Other Brain: Down here its Woodchuck cider.
Dave: ah, the good ol' wayback machine
klokwkdog: Watch him on CSPAN during Question Time, BEB
Freq Man: the english accent is a strange beastie... I once cast a gal in a play who was from London... sweetest accent in the world... aced the audition... but when we got down to rehearsing... she couldn't act any better than her accent...
Bone-E-Boi: No. Sherman. Mr. Peabody's voice was too deep.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers doctec into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:44 PM, then departs.
c ease: good poont, freq
Bubba's Other Brain: Hey doc!
Bone-E-Boi: Sherman was the kid, right?
doctec: hi gang
Dave: hi Doc
Bone-E-Boi: Mr. Peabody was the dog.
klokwkdog: I heard H. Clark skewer the Israelis on that passport spy thing. It wasn't the words, it was the just dripping disgust of the tone that she used.
Merlyn: hey doc
klokwkdog: hey DT
c ease: i asked elayne's husband robin to be in my last play simply because he was brittish. i'd never heard him speak
llanwydd: hey doc
Bubba's Other Brain: Ya watchin' the speech, Doc?
c ease: hey doc
doctec: sitting here on lili's couch, chatting via my laptop - watching kerry give a hell of a speech
doctec: he's doing a great job!
c ease: it aint bad, doc
Bubba's Other Brain: We're all watching it.
Dave: hehe I'm not watching, I can read it tomorrow in the paper
llanwydd: what's your latest play called, cat?
klokwkdog: it's on all channels, all stations...
Bubba's Other Brain: Help is on the way.
c ease: his cadence is much better than edwards, and he was supposed to be the better speaker
Bone-E-Boi: jobs is on the way
doctec: he's been accused of being dull & boring - i'm just not seeing it!
klokwkdog: FST chat is in the middle of my screen...
c ease: red shift. you're in it, llan
Freq Man: Wall to wall... coast to coast... and to all the ships at sea
llanwydd: aha
doctec: when he's inspired, he's a galvanizing speaker
Bubba's Other Brain: He'll tell us wehre it is.
klokwkdog: what is this, a revival? each speaker has this scripted audience call-and-response thing
c ease: one thing about kerry, he's REALLY well rehersed
Freq Man: amen brother
doctec: klok: well for democrats, getting everyone on the same page is a huge accomplishment!
c ease: yeah klok, in the best tradition of speechifying it is
Bone-E-Boi: it's bursting in the hearts of Americans... No, that was the burrito I ate for lunch.
Freq Man: yeah... there were protesters protesting protesters who didn't want to protest
Merlyn: "Yes, we are all individuals"
doctec: he's been giving speeches in front of legislative audiences for 20 years - you'd think he would be able to get a point across with that experience. he's doing that and then some!
klokwkdog: DT - they are just holding their nose and holding hands just this once, DT
c ease: downright firesonian, freq
llanwydd: this guy's the best speaker since Hitler
doctec: lland: lol!
Bubba's Other Brain: Jawohl!
Bone-E-Boi: We are all larvae or we are all larva?
Freq Man: with testimonials like that...
klokwkdog: ein Volk!
c ease: sig freud!
Bone-E-Boi: Mr. Peabody the smart dog knows the answer.
Bone-E-Boi: larval
Freq Man: hey... if Hitler had one thing... it was charisma... (and 2 inch heels)
klokwkdog: ein Reich!
Freq Man: oh... that's three things
c ease: did anyone else think edwards seemed rushed, or relaxed but not both at once?
Bone-E-Boi: Kerry has two cojones.
klokwkdog: ein Vaterland! Homeland Security for all!
doctec: ich bien ein bostonian
c ease: swell pizza!
doctec: SIG FREUD!
Freq Man: Have you ever seen Ross Perot or Perdue in the same room...?
Bubba's Other Brain: They're co-jones... that's why there's two.
doctec: meet my jones - and my cojones
Freq Man: Klok... your papers, bitter.
doctec: i like that they're co-opting the line from marx bros. flick duck soup - "help is on the way!"
c ease: hey yanks, you think kerry can deliver on the health care plan he's now promising?>
Bone-E-Boi: drugs from Canada, geese from the neighbor's back yard
llanwydd: hail Freedonia
Freq Man: Room service... yes... send up another room...
klokwkdog: I have them right here: The Boston Globule, The Providence Urinal, ...
c ease: good one, bone
Freq Man: Gee... in the old days we got our drugs from Mexico... what'\s the world coming to?
c ease: ooo, good quote from House of Bush, Saud and F911
klokwkdog: yeah, I'm gonna go right out and have my car fitted with a converter to run it on Ingenuity...
Freq Man: Where's Art Bell when you need him?
Bubba's Other Brain: Does that make you an ingenue?
klokwkdog: gee, he's asking the Republicans to give up all their weapons...
llanwydd: I was talking about Art Bell last week and nobody knew who he was
Bubba's Other Brain: I thought your car already had an Ingene.
doctec: resistance is futile
klokwkdog: we ain't your friend!
Bone-E-Boi: Alpha Centauri for the Alpha Centaurians!
Freq Man: I heard that Iowa's got WMDs...
c ease: ok, klok. i wish the goddamned volvo had lived another year until toyota comes out with a whole line of hybrids but it's deader than bob marley so we bought a nonhybrid subaru, but ingenuity vs profits is a reall issue in everything
klokwkdog: what other kind of attacks can you get from small-minded people?
Freq Man: IIanwydd... yes... yes.. the PLAN is working!
klokwkdog: an obvious play for the Blue Man Group vote...
c ease: very large attacks
llanwydd: fortunatedly the Iowans have nothing to destroy
Bubba's Other Brain: Lots of us, and not so many of them...
Bone-E-Boi: the Blue Man Group... what does their album cover look like?
||||||||| Woody One waltzes in at 10:56 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
klokwkdog: not from the small-minded; they needed the Pentagon for that
doctec hopes to see blue man group in vegas when he goes there late august for the apa national pool tournament
Freq Man: Corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn corn
c ease: oh no not more god
Woody One: Herro.
c ease: where's vince guaraldi when we need him?
llanwydd: hey woody
c ease: hi wood
doctec: lovely corn, wonderful corn....
Bubba's Other Brain: At the piano.
Woody One: Evenin'
c ease: one belize should bind us all? like the one ring?
Freq Man: Our canditate has just the right amount of God...
Bone-E-Boi: Rebuffering
Bone-E-Boi: ank ou
doctec: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000038A2S/qid=1091155999/sr=8-3/ref=pd_ka_3/104-7718264-6867937?v=glance&s=music&n=507846
Woody One: Tonight. I'm your mystic chef & guru.
klokwkdog wishes he had an Ingenue for his car no matter what it burns...
llanwydd: just an ingenue I knew
Freq Man: You would have to eat three libertarian candidates to equal the amount of God in ours... and only half the republican candidate...
klokwkdog: why would anyone get a BMG CD???
Bubba's Other Brain: An Ingenuity Engine?
Bone-E-Boi: fingernail polish that embeds a chip you can use as a credit card
klokwkdog: LOL, Freq
Bubba's Other Brain: They're cheap?
c ease: he's riffing on I have a Dream
klokwkdog: that was a Wankel, wasn't it, Bubba?
Bone-E-Boi: a different credit card on every finger
klokwkdog: Cat - it's called a remix now...
llanwydd: oh ingenue! I thought it said iguana
doctec: you say BMG, and i say SONY.....
Bone-E-Boi: ingenius
c ease: i guess i have a dream
Woody One: scary, having ten lines of credit.
Bubba's Other Brain: I won't say if I wankel or not....
Freq Man: let's call the whole thing off...
klokwkdog: hey, I don't WANT to be in the same boat with all you other, um, "people" (sniff)
Bone-E-Boi: ingenue-ious
Dave: just a quick comment, just heard a bit of the speech, my dad's got it on, I don't like his voice, course bush's isn't any better I guess
klokwkdog: happy daze is here again
klokwkdog: well, he's no rambling Clinton...
Woody One: Dumb & dumber.
Dave: that's true, Clinton was a good speaker though
llanwydd: Kerry's going to slaughter Bush in the debates
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
c ease: ideas, dave. and maybe phrasing. sound of voice isnt really something we get to choose, as life forms
klokwkdog: a high state of perspiration -- is that Oregon or Louisiana?
Dave: that's because Bush won't know what to say
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Johnny Piano', just granted probation at 11:01 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Johnny Piano: I's back!
||||||||| Rotonoto waltzes in at 11:01 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
c ease: and he's not even a good actor, like reagan.
Dave: I know Cat, just a thought
Woody One: Hi I's
klokwkdog: Clinton exudes a reality distortion field, just like Steve Jobs
c ease: and bootifull?
llanwydd: hey roto
Rotonoto: How did you like my speech?
Johnny Piano: I can live with the U2 as a theme...
c ease: hey roto
Dave: hey there Roto
Johnny Piano: Not bootifull right now, Cat...
Freq Man: You don't like Kerry's voice... be glad it's not Joe Lieberman up there...
Woody One: Hi Roto.
klokwkdog: "this is the best speech I have ever heard John Kerry make"??? Yikes!
Rotonoto: hi guize
llanwydd: I can imagine Bush in the dabates talking about putting food on our families and nucular weapons
klokwkdog: HI ROTO!!
Rotonoto: ahhh, the election at the end of the universe- how are we for time?
Woody One: The guy definitely has his convictions.
Freq Man: nookler weepons gotta et you know
Dave: I can't stand Joe's voice, oh my god you're right, Kerry is great compared to him
Woody One: Uh. Kerry.
Bone-E-Boi: On Real Player they look kind of like the aliens in They Live! if you're wearing your sunglasses.
Johnny Piano: Give it 2 minutes...right, Catherwood...
Bubba's Other Brain: Ahhh.. Kerry has presidential erection....
Woody One: He can get one?
Freq Man: but don't throw the towel in...
Johnny Piano: No, not Van Halen...
klokwkdog: actually, I think Kerry and Theresa have fewer convictions than Bush and Laura...
Johnny Piano: Ask Teresa about the erection...although she may tell you to shove it
Bone-E-Boi: they're all aliens, I tell you! Every one of them in the convention hall
Freq Man: never convicted...
Bone-E-Boi: fuck yourself Johnny Piano
Freq Man: ???
llanwydd: good one klok
klokwkdog: I thought Laura got it for vehicular homicide in '63...
Rotonoto: yes! the doll- er, balloon drop...
Woody One: Well. His whole anti-gov. control thing. War related in his case.
Bone-E-Boi: bloons
Dave: "lady time, fly away, I've been thinkin' 'bout my yesterdays"
Johnny Piano: That may take a while, Boneless Boi
c ease: who is that, dave?
Dave: it's a line from a Tim Buckley song
Phil Austin: I'm back. Whew.
Bone-E-Boi: is that confetti or chad?
Rotonoto: what a wonderflu freak Bucklye was...
c ease: i thought i knew all his work. buzzin fly was a great one
doctec: hey phil
Dave: Phil's been filled!
klokwkdog: but Phil, you're missing the balloon drop!!
llanwydd: welcome back Phil
Rotonoto: filled in, bursting with short questions
Dave: yep roto, good to have another fan I know of haha
doctec: i am at lili's place - got slick new laptop so it's easy to sit on couch & watch convention with her as i chat
Johnny Piano: Aw, balloon drops are blown out of proportion
Woody One: Hey Phil. You are awesome.
Bubba's Other Brain: The party is in puberty, its baloons have dropped.
c ease: hi phil
doctec: kerry totally kicked bush's ass
Phil Austin: Whew. I thought Kerry did well, in general
Freq Man: Doc... how you been?
c ease: looks like the surealist convention
klokwkdog: "Rev. Al Sharpton somehow managed to find his way to the stage"?? (NBC). Now that's kind reportage...
Dave: "just like a soldier boy, I've been out fighting wars, that the world never knows about, oh but I never win them loud, there's no crowds around me"
Woody One: In general. Not as a general.
doctec: if http://www.capitorhillblue can be believed, bush will suffer a public meltdown between now and november
Dave: sorry I'll stop quoting, just those two
Rotonoto: ah yes those krazee guys at capitolhillblue
Rotonoto: writing
Woody One: How about a prospective commander in chief.
c ease: sounds like patti smith mixed with red badge or courage
Phil Austin: Seems t me that Kerry hit enough big sound bite moments to last him through the republican counter-attack
msr.Tweenway: One can hope, doc.
doctec: oops - that's http://www.capitolhillblue.com
doctec: http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4930.shtml
Johnny Piano: I can feel the spinmeisters working right now...
Freq Man: It's gonna get nasty...
c ease: you think so, phil? i was paying attention to his phrasing, which seemed to be more coherent than edwards but i didnt see enough big moments of logic or promise to campaign on.
Johnny Piano: Of course it's gonna get nasty!
klokwkdog: JP - I got an antidote from the Doctor last week...seems to be working so far
msr.Tweenway: What he said about the tone of the campaign was real wishful thinking.
Johnny Piano: The question is who will be the nastiest!
c ease: edwards 2 americas works. even the young girl's time out to cheney works and barrack is of another plane so kerry has a very high standard to compete with
WCGuy: Give him a B+
Freq Man: It could backfire... he who talks loudest...
Rotonoto: "back to the future" now a Kerry campaign theme...
klokwkdog: he said he was gonna go back and finish what was started at Woodstock, sounded like to me...
Johnny Piano: Antidote for what? What's doting you?
Bone-E-Boi: I've got some really dirty stuff on my blog. http://www.well.com/user/silly/
msr.Tweenway: Forward, into the past....
c ease: yes i agree tween
||||||||| kerryshamster waltzes in at 11:11 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Woody One: I did miss it tonight. Watched Charliz Theron play the psycho from Florida.
msr.Tweenway: Hi shamster
doctec: shamster shamus?
Phil Austin: He's an odd duck. But there are moments where his kind of rushing sincerity shines through. I thought there were several of those moments tonight
Johnny Piano: "Do you want more money? Sure, we all do..."
Bone-E-Boi: porno for politics addicts
Dr. Headphones: ok, i'se back after speech and the daily cat box cleanings
Johnny Piano: Did someone order a hamster for Kerry?
Bone-E-Boi: gerbil
doctec: phil: yes i would agree - he's still making the transition from delivering speeches to regular folk as opposed to legislative audiences
Dr. Headphones: jp: guinea pig is what i heard
Rotonoto: yeah, who ordered all these pizzas?
c ease: wrong convention, jp
msr.Tweenway: He certainly had his robot chip remmoved.
Johnny Piano: Pick a rodent!
Woody One: OUCH!!
Dr. Headphones: hey, roto!
Bone-E-Boi: Hope is on the way, guinea pigs!
Freq Man: it was a process... but this is what he was leading up to.
Rotonoto: hi doc phones!
Woody One: Doc. Howdy.
WCGuy: Agree, Nick. But we, just like the self-appointed pundits on TV as I type, can dissect this for hours. The question is: Did he tell enough of us that he should be our next Prez?
doctec: but i think he's doing a good job - and after kinda being on autopilot the first 5-10 minutes, he started firing on all cylinders
Bone-E-Boi: jobs is on the way
c ease: he did have his moments.
Johnny Piano: Don't take off yer shoes...
Dr. Headphones: i enjoyed the speech. yeah, full of empty platitudes, but invigorating
doctec: WCGuy: albofreakinlutely - he nailed a lot of the points he was making - slam dunked 'em IMHO
msr.Tweenway: WC: Thought he explained himself pretty well.
Rotonoto: well, if John Kerry can pass muster with one of the Firesign guize, I am heartened
Rotonoto: ittle less wooden, eh?
Freq Man: His goal was to pull as many Dems together as possible...
Freq Man: and reach the follks in the middle...
Bubba's Other Brain: Duck billed platitudes?
c ease: well, like your country's health care system could turn into mine or any other civililzed coutnry under kerry, that's fantasy
Johnny Piano: I wish in my heart of hearts that he could do everything he says he'll do
Dr. Headphones: he became more "human" with this speech
Rotonoto: helluva calculated gamble, taking the high road
doctec: loved the way he skewered the GOP re the war by saying he'd get us involved in wars we have to win, not ones we want to
Woody One: MOR needs to be focused on.
msr.Tweenway: Going after a few undecided Repubs as well.
WCGuy: Here comes the money question: Anyone here who was not going to vote for J the K before the speech who is going to cast that vote now?
Freq Man: doc... good point...
msr.Tweenway: Before I forget it, Jimmy Buffet's Radio Margaritaville occasionally plays Firesign clips.
c ease: wc, i suspect a very small number
Dr. Headphones: tween: does firesign radio ever play jimmy buffet to return the favor?
Woody One: Hey Phil. Any more concerts on agenda? I saw one.
WCGuy: Thank you, mrs.
Johnny Piano: Good for Buffett - I'll raise my Cheeseburger to him for that
doctec: WCGuy: not really a fair question, i don't think there's a participant here who has ever felt good about the bush administration
llanwydd: The war is the dividing issue
Bone-E-Boi: the entire United States Government has been declared a federal Sting Operatoin
Bone-E-Boi: operation
klokwkdog: WC - we have already voted and Diebold has recorded them. We just find out how in Nov...
msr.Tweenway: One of the guys (Proctor) had a birthday the other day and they played Erzatz Bros. Coffee.
llanwydd: the speech won't make a big difference
Johnny Piano: Operatoin - that's canadian, ain't it?
WCGuy: In that case, klok...vote again, and again, and again...and
doctec: WC: the crucial question is: of the hefty percentage of undecideds and 'i don't vote in elections' people, who of them will decide to come out in force for J the K come november?
WCGuy: Yesterday was the Proc's B'day.
klokwkdog: Cat - it's Barack
msr.Tweenway: Maybe not, L, but it galvanized the party.
klokwkdog: yeah, WC: vote early and often, as they say in Chicago
Bone-E-Boi: Chef Antoine will cater
doctec: bonester: hey, didn't know Sting was helping out the bushmeister
Woody One: Phil. Tell the other Phil many happy days ahead.
Johnny Piano: That's the usual concept - fire up the loyal with the speech
Rotonoto: caterer sez: order one from column A and two from column B
klokwkdog: Doc - all he really has to say is "$87 Billion a year. 1000 dead soldiers a year..."
c ease: am i on?
Bone-E-Boi: former New York mayor Geeimreallylonely will be special guest persecutor all next month on MSNBC
klokwkdog: we don't know, Cat
Dr. Headphones: i still haven't seen F911, it's on my "to do" list
doctec: klok: he did, though by using more words
c ease: ok, i had to go out to come back in. how firesonian is that?
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| kerryshamster - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: Geez, Sting? From "do the Russians love their children too" to dubya?
klokwkdog: you're right up there with the President, then, Ken ;-)
msr.Tweenway: Signs of life: Green, cease
Rotonoto: (tap tap tap) "is this thing on? thank you, senator..."
Johnny Piano: Obviously that hamster was not for Kerry after all
Woody One: Bye yall. I'm dizzy with political intrigue. See ya later.
Dr. Headphones: klok: but dubya got an invite from moore, i didn't
Merlyn: Woody, there are 4 dates so far in 2005 for Firesign shows: http://www.firesigntheater.com/announce/
c ease: i guess i was dead for a while there. that happens
Dr. Headphones: later, woody, take care
Johnny Piano: See ya Wood
Bone-E-Boi: soma soma soma
klokwkdog: Roto is playing taps again
c ease: wood
llanwydd: one thing Kerry said that I didn't like was about not fighting a war unless you are going to win. I don't like the implications of that
klokwkdog: nite Woody
doctec: soma do and soma don't
Johnny Piano: Did you see the light at the end of the tunnel, Cat?
Woody One: Thanks Merlyn. Bee back.
||||||||| Around 11:21 PM, Woody One walks off into the sunset...
Rotonoto: don't take any metal nickles, woody...
Bone-E-Boi: Deputy Dan still has no friends.
doctec: hope it's not an oncoming train
msr.Tweenway: Me too. Next Firetime, same Firestation...
||||||||| Around 11:21 PM, msr.Tweenway walks off into the sunset...
c ease: i thought that was my wife, jp
Johnny Piano: Later, Tween!
c ease: tween
WCGuy: Hmmm, think the metal ones are good, the wooden nickels are the prob
Bubba's Other Brain: They're flying like drops....
Johnny Piano: Your wife flashed you before your eyes?!
Dr. Headphones: saw cartoon other day, light at end of tunnel was actually miller "lite"
Bubba's Other Brain: Take my wife's... fleas.
llanwydd: everybody's walking off into the sunset. That sure beats all the dengue fever that was going around for a while
Johnny Piano: Ack, domestic swill, Ken
Dr. Headphones: dengue fever is nasty stuff. i almost died of it back in '09
Rotonoto: errr- don't take any wooden nickels, Miltie...
doctec: beat me daddy - 8 to the bar
Rotonoto: 5/4 time
Johnny Piano: DT, I'm looking for a stick...
c ease: where's my pickle?
Dr. Headphones: brubeck rules!
klokwkdog: ah, one of those Brubeck fanatics loose among us...
Merlyn: how about don nickels?
Johnny Piano: Roto apparently feeling Brubeckian tonight
Rotonoto: under the anchovies
||||||||| Woody One waltzes in at 11:24 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: '09? You must be an old timer
doctec: and speaking of vodka - there's a new one that showed up in these parts recently: ZYR - a russian potato vodka that i swear is the smoothest, cleanest vodka i've ever had the pleasure of consuming!
c ease: that's Aunt Miltie to you, Roto
Johnny Piano: Gimme a little Blue Rondo
Bubba's Other Brain: There's a pile of door knockers of there.
Bubba's Other Brain: over there.
Woody One: I missed that list, Merl.
c ease: ala Tuque?
Rotonoto: we're all out of obsidian
klokwkdog prefers locally distilled stuff...
c ease: border.. may i see...
llanwydd: I thought vodka was made from hot peppers
Johnny Piano: Turk.
doctec: i always thought grey goose was the best vodka going, zyr beats it by a mile
Rotonoto: leave it to the russkies...
c ease: chilean?
klokwkdog: yeah, Ilan, but the ones in Russia are just a bit different...look like potatoes
doctec: rooskies rule!
Johnny Piano: MMmmmmmm, pepper vodka
Rotonoto: towel, borrrrrderrrr....
c ease: no, roosters rule
Dr. Headphones: speaking of chileans, isabel allende is reading portions of her latest on bbc's "off the shelf" this week. good stories
Rotonoto: sviem veherrrr
Bone-E-Boi: send me, Dr. Memory
llanwydd: may I see your passport please
doctec: oh, and i am finally going through on a new years resolution (7 months late): i joined an exercise place, i'm gonna get myself in shape
klokwkdog: hmmm...thanks, Ken!
klokwkdog: which shape is that, DT?
Johnny Piano: oblong and obsidian
c ease: rectangular, doc?
Dr. Headphones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/off.shtml
WCGuy: Doc, you gotta do more than join. You gotta go there from time to time
doctec: i lost 20-25 pounds since april '03, solely via diet modification - have to follow through on the exercise part of the equation
Merlyn: try a parallelapiped
Rotonoto: square, black, kind of regular...
Bone-E-Boi: Adjourn my convention, please
c ease: good work, doc
klokwkdog: gad, the third world cervix? I don't keep up with that atoll
c ease: like nino?
||||||||| Woody One departs at 11:28 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
c ease: el nina? los pintos?
Rotonoto: precisely, doctor watson!
doctec: WC: well that's the idea - this exercise place is on the way to lili's, i should be able to get there at least 3 times a week
klokwkdog: at a distance, Cat
Freq Man: doc,... exercise? I say let the spirits alone!
Dr. Headphones: i have never made new year's resolution to get in shape, and i'm happy to say i'm in the same shape i have been for years :)
klokwkdog: the Santa Maria?
doctec: freq: i consume plenty of spirits - time to give them a workout!
llanwydd: good to see none of us are dying anymore. Walk into the sunset. Walk out singing. Catherwood must be a kinder man these days
c ease: no, she's been de-beatified. turns out it wasn't her son after all.
Rotonoto: grain oriented nononodecatetrahedrally...
klokwkdog: oh, they usually work out one way or another...
Bubba's Other Brain: Exorcise those spirits?
Merlyn: will the spirits resolve to get A shape?
WCGuy: Been fun, kids. Gotta sail.
Freq Man: Catherwood holds the secret?
c ease: by wc
Dr. Headphones: take the A train
klokwkdog: they got a DNA test, Cat?
doctec: and what about naomi?
klokwkdog: nite WC
Johnny Piano: Nite, WC
Rotonoto: gin soaked and hand rubbed
WCGuy: Night all
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: where's my gin pole?
||||||||| Around 11:30 PM, WCGuy walks off into the sunset...
Bubba's Other Brain: Nite WC.
Johnny Piano: Dave has died again...how many times tonight is that?
klokwkdog: where's that red hand?
Merlyn: nite WC
Merlyn: nite WC
Johnny Piano: You're taking a gin poll?
llanwydd: spoke too soon. Dave just died
Freq Man: Say Doc... I asked... how you been?!
c ease: polish gin? is it dirty?
klokwkdog: more than Kenny, JP
Dr. Headphones: dave has more lives than all my cats put together
Freq Man: DT that is
Johnny Piano: Gin polish?
Dr. Headphones: gin poll? best i've ever had is tanqueray
llanwydd: I hope Phil survives
Johnny Piano: I've heard of sausage polish...
klokwkdog: can't sum cat lives, Ken. it's a complex function, not a fixed quantity
c ease: and putting cats together is not a good idea
Freq Man: Dr H... Most top-shelf gin is nice... and I can't really tell the diff between Tanq - Bombay and others
Johnny Piano: How so, Cat?
Dr. Headphones: klok: some of them have the "i" factor, imaginary lives
Rotonoto: you have to integrate them over the entired oblate spheroidal
doctec: sorry freq - got caught up in all the political stuff - i'm doing ok all things considered - work has been very stressful of late - but the company's stock options are worth something so i now have a great new laptop on which i can do music production work
klokwkdog: Cat - if you do, it's best to have the interlocking models with matching cutouts
doctec: anywhere
Rotonoto: hang it up in stiff seagull wind to dry...
Freq Man: Doc... nice... my work situation is somewhere between complete freedom and complete slavery... but the side job with TRTC is going along swimmingly.
Dr. Headphones: roto: last run-in with a seagull, i had to wipe a lot of white stuff off this bald head
klokwkdog: can't even plot them on the s-plane, Ken, it's worse than that
Johnny Piano: Wear one of those NASA hats, Ken
Dr. Headphones: roto: integrate cats? i've never had a problem with white cats living with black cats.
Freq Man: what... a helmet?
doctec: glad to hear ir freq - we all need an outlet
klokwkdog: oh, Ken, nasty. I try to fight them on my level; helps a lot.
Rotonoto: yeah, gotta work with imaginary numbers on an imaginary plane
Bone-E-Boi: I've taken several hundred desktop snapshots of the Real Player video webcast. Eventually I'll animate these using Flash or Quicktime. Maybe add music.
Freq Man: I'm on two radio stations now... both are streamed on the internet
llanwydd: well folks, I'm going to expire. See you next week.
Bone-E-Boi: The image quality is very bad. But the visual distortion is stylish.
Johnny Piano: No, a Kerry style bunny hat (the anti static head gear)
klokwkdog: BEB - sounds scary!
klokwkdog: nite Ilan
Dr. Headphones: bone: should be interesting to view/listen. post here or ng when it's done, give link. to hell with those who say everything has to relate directly to FST!
Johnny Piano: Next time, Llan
doctec: freq: what are the feed URLs and when are you on?
Dr. Headphones: bye, llan, be good or be good at it
klokwkdog: I had mine set for English, BEB; looked a lot better...
Bone-E-Boi: In a cheesewhiz sort of way. I be trippin' on halfassed high tech.
Rotonoto: I got steamed on the internet...
doctec: nite lland!
Bone-E-Boi: Will do, Dr. Head.
Freq Man: doc... hold on... let me check... they're KTCU and KNTU... be back with their websites in a jiff...
Bubba's Other Brain: Nite Il.
klokwkdog goes to acquire brew
Bone-E-Boi: I didn't think there were any English at the Democratic convention. Boston is mostly Irish. Some Italians like Jay Leno.
Freq Man: http://www.kntu.unt.edu/ Sunday nights at 9 CENTRAL
Johnny Piano: What stuff are you broadcasting, Freq?
Freq Man: http://www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ Every other week Mondays at 1pm and Wednesdays at 9am CENTRAL
Bone-E-Boi: I had my Real Player set for people who live in tubes and like to push buttons.
klokwkdog: They've been banned from the GOP convention, BEB
doctec: thanks freq - i'll check it out
Freq Man: We're broadcasting modern radio drama... most comes from the Texas Radio Theatre Company
doctec: i live in buttons and like to push tubes
Johnny Piano: OK - will have to check it out
c ease: how's lili, doc?
klokwkdog takes a big swig of Coolson. Or is it Moors?
Merlyn: Austin hasn't said anything lately, but he hasn't left yet.
Johnny Piano: Don't get much done, eh, doctec?
Freq Man: But we play stuff from all over... The Great Northern Audio Theatre / Crazy Dog Audio Theatre / Imagination X... all sorts of stuff
Bone-E-Boi: Yeah, I had it set for People Who Like to Live Alone and Push Buttons, and this is what I got. http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2004/07/27/image632338x.jpg
c ease: no seem real theatre?
Merlyn: hey Freq, you've probably heard me then (or my sound fx)
doctec: lili's doing ok - still waiting on the rest of her consulting gig money and expense reimbursements - she got a little of it recently but they owe her a lot more
c ease: bummer
Johnny Piano: Hardy har, BEB
Freq Man: Merlyn... do tell me more.
Bone-E-Boi: Phil Austin is fading away again.
c ease: he comes, he goes
Bone-E-Boi: All I can see is the grin.
Freq Man: c ease... send me some stuff... our PO box is at our website www.texasradiotheatre.com
Johnny Piano: Aliens do that...
c ease: will do, freq
Merlyn: Great Northern audio theater is Jerry Stearns; I've done sound FX and some voices for them.
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 11:42 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: lo agin
Johnny Piano: Just throw that knocker on the pile in the corner
doctec: hi bunny
Freq Man: Yes... I had a chance to meet Jerry in '03
Dr. Headphones: bun walzes in. may i have this dance, sir?
c ease: i just watched wes clark on the seattle pbs station. wow
Bone-E-Boi: That's the Democrats secret weapon. Kerry's going to eat a lot of burritos, then he'll attack the Republican convention with his bean farts. Deadly. http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2004/07/27/image632338x.jpg
klokwkdog: large blunt objects by the door, Bun
Dr. Headphones: cat: he gave a good speech
Bunnyboy: Hey, I'll bet that doc knows who Jackson Beck was.
Freq Man: Drummers Dome was one of the things we aired... coming up next week I think we'll air David Ossman in "Tell them NAPA sent you"
Bunnyboy: Hate to harp on it, but Jackson Beck was a GREAT voice artist.
Merlyn: Has Jerry played your stuff, freq? Any titles you can name?
doctec: bunny: that name sounds really familiar - can't place it at the moment
Johnny Piano: Hey, I knew who he was (Beck)
Freq Man: I think he aired "Dragon Song"... but I need to send him some stuff.
Bunnyboy: Jackson Beck, radio's SUPERMAN announcer, voice of Brutus in dozens of POPEYE cartoons.
doctec: he did voice work with proc&bergman - 'power' right?
Bunnyboy: King Leonardo!
Merlyn: that NAPA used me for sound fx, I think
Bunnyboy: Little Caesar's announcer
c ease: ok, bun. anyplace on line where we can hear him?
Dr. Headphones: ok, dear friends, i accept the nomination and will talk again here next week. sayonara
Bubba's Other Brain: faster than a speeding locomotive....
Merlyn: sounds familiar, freq
Bunnyboy: lemme look...brb
doctec: did a lot of voices for cartoons
c ease: or say of kyoto, kend
Johnny Piano: C-ya, Ken
Rotonoto: why, I bought car parts at NAPA just the other day
||||||||| Around 11:45 PM, Dr. Headphones walks off into the sunset...
Freq Man: Some more stuff I mean. We even got aired on WBAI in January... I need to send them more stuff too... I'm just so overwhelmed with our own live productions... writing... recording our local programs... AND oh yeah... my day job as a video editor and flash animation designer
Bunnyboy: Jackson Beck is on National Lampoon's RADIO DINNER, as the host of CATCH IT AND YOU KEEP IT.
Merlyn: jerry is stooping to product placement
Johnny Piano: Stoop solo
doctec: right! - and natlamp radio hour bit "land a million"
Bone-E-Boi: I'm going to start creating my first Art of the Insane piece about the Kerry speech in Photoshop now. So if I fade away, you'll know why.
Freq Man: Merl... Ha... it's more like avoiding litigation... you think NAPA likes being named?
Merlyn: freq, need any flash programming? My contract ended with lockheed, so I'm looking for work
Bone-E-Boi: I expect to do a whole series of digital Art of the Insane about the convention.
Bunnyboy: Jackson Beck was the voice of Philo Vance, on radio
Bone-E-Boi: brb. or not
Johnny Piano: Philo Sopher
Freq Man: Merlyn... Hmmm... if I wasn't afraid of keeping my own job... I'd say... come on down
Bunnyboy: And Buzzy, the crow, in those Paramount cartoons.
Merlyn: philo sophist
Freq Man: An inspired BoneEBoi
Johnny Piano: Phylum sapphic
Merlyn: wouldn't be able to move for it, though
Bone-E-Boi: 342 screenshots of the convention tonight
Freq Man: You're up in the Twin Cities area?
Merlyn: yep
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bubba's Other Brain: I just got a bunch of new stuff in here at Lodestone... got the Laugh.com versions of the later Columbia albums and solo works, plus All Things Firesign.
Freq Man: Look at that... a regular flash point for audio theater with Jerry and Brian... and Garrison... and others...
Johnny Piano: gee, why no death from Globner's disease?
doctec: bubba: are there papoon for president bumper stickers?
Johnny Piano: That's cool, B-Brain
Bubba's Other Brain: nope.... but thats a good idea.
Merlyn: BB, let me know when/what to add to the lodestone line from the website
Freq Man: Globners disease is strangely similar to Legionaires Disease... freaky shade of the future.
klokwkdog: BTW, reports say Altman is going to make a Prarie Home film next
Merlyn: I didn't think of it, piano; I'll add globner's - any others?
Bubba's Other Brain: Will, do , Brian.
Freq Man: There's a website that offers 100 bumperstickers for 25 bucks... on line... white on black...
Johnny Piano: Legionaires have static in one ear?
Johnny Piano: Happy to have contributed, Merl
klokwkdog: dengue fever, of course
Freq Man: klok... the actors will be better than average
doctec: merl: sorry i've been so wrapped up with things - getting my 100gig desktop system backed up and my 60gig laptop set up for music & audio work has been all consuming - you still need litz graphic and nick danger missing shoe graphic?
Bubba's Other Brain: Columbia albums are up on the main firesign page at lodestonecatalog.com/firesign.html, and solo stuff us up at lodestonecatalog.com/FireSolo.html
klokwkdog: definitely not from Central Casting, Freq ;-)
doctec: bubba: someone sent me email today asking where they could get papoon for prez bumper sticker
Merlyn: It's be nice to have, but it's not urgent or anything
Merlyn: I'm still trying to come up with a good graphic for a bear whiz beer stein
Johnny Piano: How about "Papoon-Tirebiter"?
Bubba's Other Brain: I'll check with the guys on that.
doctec: ok merl - it's on my 'still to do' list
Johnny Piano: I take it my Bear Whiz design didn't make the cut, Merl?
Bunnyboy: Well, poo. I struck out on finding a sample of Jackson Beck's voice. He's also the announcer on TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, and his voice is featured in RADIO DAYS.
Merlyn: none of the BWB stuff I've seen looks like a stein logo, like a crest
Bunnyboy: If you can remember a Little Caesar's ad from the last 15 years, that was his voice.
Johnny Piano: Ah, you want something "medieval"?
Bunnyboy: Anyway, RIP. 92 years old and 5 days.
Merlyn: something that looks lik coat-of-arms, that would go on a stein; not like a billboard ad
doctec: bunny: i think it may not have been jackson beck's voice on 'catch it and you keep it' - i think he was the narrator of the bit about the '72 election on the second side of the album
Freq Man: A bear with a satisfied grin ought to be enough...
Johnny Piano: I'll puzzle on that for a while, Merl - see what I might come up with
doctec: 'anyone but nixon, man ... a blender ... anything!'
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| c ease - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: I thought that Beck played "Bob Benson" on Catch It And You Keep It
Merlyn: I might take the wm stout art and move it around into a logo that would work better
Bunnyboy: doc: I just pulled the album. He did both sketches...and did character work on the 2nd sketch, as well as announcing.
Johnny Piano: Dead cat...let's make some soap!
klokwkdog: nite cat, Ken, others i missed
||||||||| 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..
Bunnyboy: JP: Is that the host's name?
Johnny Piano: Yeah, just listened to the track
Bone-E-Boi: I'm gonna post a sample to the web. This is just the raw image of the snapshot. I've made no changes to it except to compress the image. Just to conserve bandwidth. I'll post a link in a few minutes if any of you are still here you can see it.
Bunnyboy: And Christopher Guest, as Beck's studio announcer.
Johnny Piano: I guess he really booted that one...
Bunnyboy: "Hey, Flight Girl, where's the "key" joke?"
Bunnyboy: "I mean, like, the Firesign Theatre always has some off-the-wall joke about the "key", or the "mike", or the "lid"....drug reference?..."
doctec: flash baszbo - space explorer!
Johnny Piano: Larry King wants to keep balloons intact - must want to do funny voices later...
Johnny Piano: From the planet Stinky-Pinky!!
Bunnyboy: And I'm afraid his brand new watch got spoiled, in the bargain.
Freq Man: Maybe now I can fit into a junior petite...
Bunnyboy: Hey, did anybody hear the audio feed of the producer, yelling about the "balloon rate"?
Johnny Piano: I'm imagining Larry King on helium...
doctec: flash attempts a daring escape from the evil space aliens: "look - lissen - lemme go. i'll just, uh, go, and uh ... come back later. hey, there's a phone call for you..."
Johnny Piano: "There was Neil Young...and then he was...dead."
klokwkdog: I thought Larry King was on helium...
Johnny Piano: No Klok, that's VALIUM
Freq Man: Anyone familiar with Captain Kremmen?
klokwkdog: nope
Bone-E-Boi: http://www.sito.org/id/tca/picture198.gif
Johnny Piano: Do tell, Freq
Bunnyboy: It was on CNN's coverage...and it wasn't a technical gaffe. They actually OPENED the feed, to give the viewing audience some backstage "flair".
doctec: kelly enema! sid snot!
doctec: ....and yet.....
Bunnyboy: "Oh, no! Poor Neil! Could he have been...a drug...abuser?"
klokwkdog: hmm. BEB, looks like Kerry's getting it together, slowly but surely...
Freq Man: London DJ Kenny Everett's creation in the eighties... I'll send you all a link to some surviving mp3s... WORTH A LISTEN...
Johnny Piano: Dead as a door nai...ob!
doctec: flair - like my old bellbottoms
Freq Man: http://www.stephensykes.com/kremmen_series.html
doctec: freq: i actually have a handful of syndicated everett shows from the early '80s - on (gasp) beta format
Johnny Piano: Wind the crank, Doc
doctec: (i still have a functioning sony hi-fi betamax - circa '86 - still works)
Bunnyboy: I gotta fly. Nitey, troop!
Freq Man: these were audio versions of Capt Kremmen... before the animated stuff. They all run about 5 minutes... think Chickenman with inuendo...
doctec: (went through two sets of heads though)
Bunnyboy salutes da boots
Johnny Piano: I'm impressed
Johnny Piano: Nite, Bunnnnnnnn
doctec: (it sees very little action these days, but recently popped in a tape and it played ok)
Freq Man: More Captain Kremmen - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/steve.goskie/
Bone-E-Boi: ale and farewell, Bunny
klokwkdog: nite Bun
doctec: (i still owe roto some beta->vhs dupes - also on my 'still to do' list)
Johnny Piano: Sounds like time to transfer stuff to DVD-R, DT...
Bunnyboy: Here's a doper trick: Play just the video on a Betamax setup...then spin in the sound feed from an 8-track. Ooooooooooh...
doctec: johnny: yeah, i should figure out how to do that now that i have this nifty neato-keeno laptop with the cd/dvd burner
Bunnyboy: ; )
||||||||| juniperdevil waltzes in at 12:11 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Freq Man: How I found out about this character is after we put on "Cliff Proton and the Curiously Familiar Space Vikings from Dimension Q"... one of our audience memebers grew up in London, and told me my play reminded him of Captain Kremmen... so I had to look it up. After listening, I realized he gave me a nice compliment.
Johnny Piano: So much the better, DT
doctec: bb: a very dadaist approach to be sure!
klokwkdog: hey, juniper
Freq Man: doc... just go beta to DVD...
Bubba's Other Brain: Man, we're geting quite a pile of door knockers.
Johnny Piano: Yo Juniperbush
||||||||| Around 12:12 AM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
Bubba's Other Brain: Brian -- Just sent a list (wiht SKUs) of recent additions.
||||||||| c ease sneaks in around 12:13 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
doctec: freq: not sure how to get video signal in to laptop - may need to purchase ancillary hardware
c ease: wow. you're still here. i was cut off
Merlyn: OK, I'll make changes tomorrow
Bubba's Other Brain: hey cat.
Johnny Piano: At the Past?
Freq Man: all this talk about gin... i may have a sophisticated martini before bed... (not much before these days)
klokwkdog: cut off??
doctec: but he pulled himself together!
c ease: there are no good places
Bubba's Other Brain: Also, I just ordered, and will have in a week or two, DVDs for J-Men and Zachariah.
Johnny Piano: The Bobbitt factor
c ease: yeah my service went down here.
doctec: bubba: that's great news!!!!
Freq Man: c ease - they're all good if you have enough money
Johnny Piano: Bubba, is that the NEW version of Zachariah?
klokwkdog: hmmm. bad timing
c ease: true
Bone-E-Boi: I'm going to post the uncompressed raw image of Kerry at the DNC. Just a sec.
Bubba's Other Brain: This is "newly remastered and authroized by Proctor and Bergman" so yes, I think it is.
Bubba's Other Brain: includes "bonus interviews"
klokwkdog: nice that Apples can take screenshots of desktop video; not as easy in Windoze
Bubba's Other Brain: Oh, sorry, that was J-men
Freq Man: who's this Bonus everyone's talking to??????
Johnny Piano: That sounds like J-Men...I mean Zach...
Johnny Piano: Throw Freq a bonus
Bubba's Other Brain: It says release date 8.24.04
Johnny Piano: That's the one!!
Merlyn: I don't even have that version
Freq Man: it might come out earlier - on good behavior
c ease: zach sux. j men is good
||||||||| 12:17 AM: db jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
klokwkdog: my gosh, it's been loose...SIX DAYS NOW! Who knows how far it may have spread?
Bubba's Other Brain: and there was another version listed which was "no longer available"
c ease: a decibel?
Bone-E-Boi: Here it comes. http://www.sito.org/id/tca/picture198.92612.jpg
klokwkdog: wait a minit...which month are we, 3 or 4?
Johnny Piano: It's bizarre that Zach is being reissued if it's that bad
Freq Man: Isn't it still July?
klokwkdog: barely
c ease: it's amazingly bad
klokwkdog: the surrealists must be suing
Freq Man: In the month we honor Ceasar... on the day we honor Thor...
Johnny Piano: Haven't had the displeasure, cat. I do own the J-Men disc
Freq Man: klok... but serrealists only sue with needle and thread
Freq Man: or surrealists...
Freq Man: them too
klokwkdog has salads all summer and there's thunderstorms every week...
Bubba's Other Brain: I'm a cereal-ist in the morning.
doctec: ok guys - i really have to get some sleep - big server switcheroo operation happening this weekend (have to work half day) - gotta get some shuteye
klokwkdog: Freq - a few of them use blowtorches. Look at those clocks...
Johnny Piano: It would be cool if the last Firesign DVD project that Whirlwind was to do could happen...perhaps thru Lodestone or Laugh?
Freq Man: and there's hamburger all over the freeway... (except there's nothing for free) in Mystic Connecticut...
klokwkdog: nite doc
Johnny Piano: See ya, DT
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| juniperdevil - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctec: i'll try to make it here next week
c ease: by doc. sleep well
doctec: freq - don't be a stranger!!!!!
klokwkdog: i gonna way too, everyone. have a good 'un
Merlyn: ok doc
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....................
Bone-E-Boi: nite owl
Bubba's Other Brain: What was that JP?
||||||||| doctec leaves to catch the 12:20 AM train to Hellmouth.
Freq Man: nite doc... check out the show on SUnday...
Bubba's Other Brain: nite doc
c ease: by klok
Johnny Piano: Stay hideous, Klok
Freq Man: you mean ANY stranger...
klokwkdog: zoooooom!
||||||||| Bubba's Other Brain: nite klok
klokwkdog leaves to catch the 12:20 AM train to Hellmouth.

c ease: days get their own sun?
Bubba's Other Brain: that was weired.
Freq Man: I'll be jetting (to use the hip vernacular) as well...
Johnny Piano: Whirlwind was supposed to do some DVD combining Missing Yolks and I think EYKIW with new links by Ossman
Johnny Piano: Stay frosty, Freq
Bubba's Other Brain: nite Freq
Bone-E-Boi: if you're lazy and don't like to think alot, why not rent out your excess brain space to a neural network?
Freq Man: I'll do the best any Yankee transplant in Texas can...
Johnny Piano: I remember placing a pre-order with Amazon on the DVD only to have it cancelled...
Merlyn: yeah BB, I have no idea how you did that
Bubba's Other Brain: Timing, I guess.
Johnny Piano: I seem to recall the whole thing collapsed with the FT Records deal
Merlyn: BB, I think you'll manage to carry all the stuff we had to refer people to amazon before.
Bone-E-Boi: Did what? Which BB are you talking to, Merlyn?
Bubba's Other Brain: Well I'm trying.
Bone-E-Boi: The other BB, evidently.
Bubba's Other Brain: BoB, BeB.
Merlyn: bubba
c ease: a subgenius invasion
Bone-E-Boi: Just hanging around on strings in a coma. Might as well rent out my excess brainspace.
Johnny Piano: B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B
Bone-E-Boi: wires not strings
c ease: i invented string theory and all i get is this t-shirt
Johnny Piano: just B-ing obnoxious
Merlyn: BoB, I still haven't gotten your email with the new FT stuff list...
Bone-E-Boi: wetware is meat
Merlyn: is Radionow Live something you're picking up? If not, I think that's the only amazon-only item left
Johnny Piano: Conversely then is meatware wet?
Bubba's Other Brain: Did you get my email from earlier in the day?
Bone-E-Boi: Computer scientists want to access the THC that's been stored in the fat cells of my brain since 1979.
Merlyn: Nope; let me check my spam blocking stuff...brb
c ease: bob weir and meat loaf?
Bubba's Other Brain: They're gonna smoke Beb's brain....
Johnny Piano: Don't let your meat loaf
c ease: better than what happened to einsteins
Johnny Piano: Why not, they're smoking Bush these days
Merlyn: ah, yes, it was blocked, I have it now BoB
Bubba's Other Brain: Good.
c ease: if a blockhead married a bobble head, their offsrping would be...
Johnny Piano: ...I'm waiting....
Bubba's Other Brain: yes...
c ease: charles schultz?
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Freq Man - dead from the yaws
||||||||| db - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: I see dead people (again)
c ease: no times for sgts
c ease: i think they appreciate the view, jp
Bubba's Other Brain: I see dread people... in Jamaica, mon....
c ease: lock that dread
Johnny Piano: Hey, how's about Campoon buttons, Bubba? Perhaps resurrect the old Papoon "Not I" pins?
c ease: good idea
Johnny Piano: I got mine from David - very kind of him
c ease: kindness is good
Bubba's Other Brain: Haven't seen those pins. I've got some things in the works, but hadn't thought of Campoon buttons till tonight.
Bubba's Other Brain: See -- it does me well to bring my other brain.
Johnny Piano: I'll see about scanning mine and sending you the image, unless Merlyn has that somewhere...
c ease: yes, quantity is better than quality in this case, bub
Merlyn: wait a sec, I might...
Johnny Piano: First I have to dig up the pin! Wish I still had my OZ button
c ease: from the radio free oz days of 67?
Merlyn: I've got the original stout art online but not yours
Merlyn: that's at http://www.visi.com/~westley/BEARWHIZ.GIF
Johnny Piano: Well, not that old, but yes - Radio Free Oz
Johnny Piano: That was another gift from David
c ease: i remember when bergman was hawking them on that show for the love in, march 67 as i recall
Johnny Piano: Merl - I didn't mean the Bear Whiz...I was referring to the old Papoon For President buttons that said "Not I"
Johnny Piano: If you look at the back cover of the EYKIW album, there are OZ buttons and stickers displayed
c ease: just had the 2nd best lox i've ever eaten. the first was with stephen hawking when he gave a speech here. he ran over my foot with his wheel chair. i survived
c ease: we love our salman in this part of the world
Johnny Piano: Inflatable shoes, Cat?
Merlyn: oh, I've been skipping around and lost the thread
c ease: salmon dont do thread. no fingers
Merlyn: can anyone think of 1 more firesign-related disease for the reaper? I need to add one more to make 10
c ease: good with the gills, though
Merlyn: Here's the current list:
Merlyn: die0="The Plague"
Merlyn: die1="jaundice"
Merlyn: die2="measles"
Merlyn: die3="pneumonia"
Merlyn: die4="dengue fever"
Merlyn: die5="the yaws"
Merlyn: die6="the common cold"
Merlyn: die7="the fiddlers"
Merlyn: die8="Globner's disease"
Johnny Piano: You've got the Fiddlers?
Johnny Piano: Oh, OK...
c ease: am i dead again?
Bubba's Other Brain: I'm not dead, I just smell funny.
Johnny Piano: Shortness of pants
Merlyn: all are mentioned in beat the reaper or in Firesign. Any funny disease in Giant Rat?
c ease: that's what my wife says
Merlyn: 'shortness of pants' sounds familiar, but I can't place it
Johnny Piano: Dr, Whiplash
c ease: mickey mouse?
Johnny Piano: Funny Spores
c ease: dear hideo
Bubba's Other Brain: halitosis --- not firesign related, but it would be funny.
Johnny Piano: Man, I'm drawing a blank
c ease: that must be hard to do
Johnny Piano: The Shuffles!
Johnny Piano: Not really, Cat - you just go in reverse
Bubba's Other Brain: No, you just draw a bullet and erase the lead.
Merlyn: I could just have someone die of the really big disease...
Bubba's Other Brain: sounds good
c ease: cancerasaurus rex?
Johnny Piano: And what did the character in "COAL" die from?...
Bubba's Other Brain: black lung?
Johnny Piano: Consumption...that was it
c ease: put me down, george
Merlyn: what's the "mad about that beef" place in Bride of Firesign?
Bubba's Other Brain: Okay, you're ugly, too.
c ease: great black dope
c ease: whiteys are all dopes so there's no greatness involved
Johnny Piano: The Burning Cow...
c ease: mad cow?
Merlyn: ah yes; doesn't seem to work...
Bubba's Other Brain: penis envy --- still not firesign related....
c ease: pina colada envy? a particulary lascivious coconut?
Bubba's Other Brain: died from falling right over?
Johnny Piano: Damn, batting 1.000
Johnny Piano: CHI-CHI or Diet Cola
Bubba's Other Brain: died from a careful prosthesis?
c ease: better than tommy davis. but not really. his was in the real world
Bone-E-Boi: This is not the one I've been looking for the last 20 minutes but I like it. http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics5/PoindexterTN/_hitman.html
c ease: i cant seem to go elsewhere and return
c ease: sometimes not for a long time
c ease: one of those steely dans, bub
Johnny Piano: Merl, I'm stumped. Guess you'll have to ask others
Bubba's Other Brain: Do androids dread digital exams too?
Johnny Piano: Androids with dreads?
Bubba's Other Brain: Yea, Ja makin a whole bunch of androids.
Johnny Piano: How about Intense Demonic Possession?
Merlyn: yeah, that'll work, thanks. You've just saved me a lot of investigative work
Johnny Piano: Maybe yes, maybe no...
Bubba's Other Brain: Its a "night"
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 12:56 AM, dragging reaper bait by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Johnny Piano: I will look for my Papoon button and see about scanning it for you Bub
Merlyn: Let's see if it works
Bubba's Other Brain figured it was time to call it a... oh, nver mind.
Bone-E-Boi: This one is close to what I was looking for. http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/pics2/cuthulu/sputum4.jpg
Bubba's Other Brain: Okay, thanks, JP.
Johnny Piano: I'm with you...it has been a night. I'll see you all next week!
Bubba's Other Brain: Nytol. Its been real.
c ease: as opposed to an afternoon, true
Merlyn: nite
||||||||| Bubba's Other Brain leaves to catch the 12:58 AM train to Hellmouth.
Johnny Piano: 'Scuse me while I allow myself to die - we can see what the luck of the draw is!
c ease: off we drift, on and on
Merlyn: OK, I'm still waiting to see if Austin comes back. It's only 10 PM where he is
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 1:00 AM, dragging llanwydd by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
llanwydd: shocked to see anyone still here
Johnny Piano waiting to die - where's Kevorkian when you need him?
llanwydd: couldn't sleep so I came back
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: who is this reaper bait. I haven't seen him or her here before
Merlyn: just a test login from me to be reaped
Merlyn: I added new diseases to the reaper script
llanwydd: aha
Merlyn: I forgot globner's disease
llanwydd: I don't remember that belladonna either or whoever it is
llanwydd: remember theodore's disease? running sores and athletes feet
llanwydd: I'll take ambien in a little while if I still can't sleep but I'm trying to get off the stuff
llanwydd: Been having insomnia for months
llanwydd: I'll bet rotonoto fell asleep at the computer
Merlyn: I'm back, my computer crashed
Merlyn: Hmm, the reaper script is bad...BRB
Johnny Piano: I'm back to quickly report that Fahrenheit 9/11 is on DVD October 5th
Merlyn: wait, I'll bet that's because I updated the script while it was running
llanwydd: have you seen it yet, johnny? I haven't
Merlyn: yep, MM wanted to make sure it was out before the election
Merlyn: my wife and I tried to see it monday, but the projector was mysteriously not working
llanwydd: very mysterious
llanwydd: one of Osama bin Laden's many brothers recently said F911 was bullshit
llanwydd: I'm not sure he said it in so many words
Johnny Piano: haven't seen it yet - have chosen to ignore for time being - I don't need Moore to tell me Bush sucks
Merlyn: true enough
llanwydd: of all his films I have only seen "Roger and Me"
||||||||| It's 1:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| reaper bait - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| c ease - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| bellendaine - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Phil Austin - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: man you sure killed a lot of people tonight Merlyn
Merlyn: Well, the script worked, no new diseases this go round...
Merlyn: It's my job. I couldn't get elected dogkiller around here
llanwydd: well now we know Phil's not coming back
Merlyn: See you people later, I'll let the reaper try it out on me...
llanwydd: I'm out of here too. Goodnight
Merlyn: yeah, Phil's last refresh was about half an hour ago
Merlyn: gnite
||||||||| Bone-E-Boi is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 1:22 AM.
: Nite.
||||||||| Johnny Piano is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 1:24 AM.
||||||||| It's 1:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Rotonoto: I've been grayed out. Went to the kitchen for some grazing and forgot to wander back...
Rotonoto: Oooh! I'm in bold type again. Nite all, keep the faith...
Rotonoto: keep your hands off me- I'm a newsman- i've got to find out- Reeeeebussssss...
||||||||| Rotonoto leaves to catch the 2:10 AM train to Hellmouth.
||||||||| 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:

Phil Austin
Bubba's Brain
Bubba's Other Brain
c ease
Charles Foster Dudley
Dr. Headphones
Freq Man
Happy Hamburger Yamamoto
Johnny Piano
Woody One
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Merlyn LeRoy

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LeatherG & SO

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Compañero Señor Yämamoto

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Dexter Fong

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"The Home Team"

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Peggy Blisswhips

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Audrey Farber

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Rest In Peace,
Dear Friend