A Firesign Chat
08/05/2004




Archive

||||||||| 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 August 05, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "8:55 PM? 8:55 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dr Headphones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dr Headphones enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: ah, to be the first :)
Dr Headphones: should anyone walk in and see i'm here but i don't answer, i'm either somewhere else or i don't like you!
||||||||| 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 Bubba's Brain disembarks at 9:00 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Bubba's Brain: Hey.
Bubba's Brain: Hey
Bubba's Brain: Catherwood stepped on my line. Ouch.
Dr Headphones: ah, mr. brain, good to see you hear
||||||||| "9:04 PM? 9:04 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Merlyn should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Merlyn enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: and merlyn the wizard arrives too
Merlyn: Getting the liner notes typed for Pink Hotel and Power
Merlyn: I'll be busy waiting to put up a notice on the next hour for Majority Report...
Dr Headphones: yes, i keep my power lined also. i tried the unlined, but kept skewing all over the page
Bubba's Brain: Hey
Dr Headphones: for those i didn't email and those who read the log later, here's a weirdly cool example of "eat it raw": http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040805/od_nm/campaign_corn_dc_3
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:06 PM and doctec steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dr Headphones: hey tom
Dr Headphones: put that grape with the corn and we can have bourbon AND brandy!
doctec: hi guys, just popping in long enough to say i'm tking lili out to dinner (she needs it!) and will be back around 10:30
doctec: see ya then!
doctec: ttfn ttyl byeeeee
Bubba's Brain: I might have those liner notes in electronic form -- I should have the originals for the graphics somewhere (which would contain the text)
Dr Headphones: ok, tell her "hi" and enjoy it
Bubba's Brain: Hi doc
Bubba's Brain: bye doc
doctec: will do dr. h.
||||||||| 9:07 PM -- doctec left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Merlyn: bye doc
Dr Headphones: cable tv show about aztec sacrifice of 20,000 in one day. even firesign couldn't top that ;)
Bubba's Brain: Brian -- Just sent you liner notes for Power, taken from the original art files.
||||||||| 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 Johnny Piano disembarks at 9:13 PM.
Johnny Piano: Howdy pardners!
Dr Headphones: hey jp, howzit goin?
Johnny Piano: It's goin'.
Dr Headphones: as long as you aren't in reverse, that's good
Bubba's Brain: Brian -- Just did the same for Pink Hotel
Johnny Piano: May cut out early tonight, had a radio promo this morning with the band...lost sleep
Dr Headphones: ah radio, what won't they think of next?
Bubba's Brain: Hey, JP
Merlyn: I've already typed them in, BB
Dr Headphones: it seems like only yesterday we were sending carrier pigeons
Johnny Piano: Yo, Bub - did Merl/Bri send that button pic to ya?
Bubba's Brain: Oh, wll, too late.
Merlyn: See http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/album.php?album=power&txt=1
Bubba's Brain: Yes
Johnny Piano: Cool...
Merlyn: and http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/album.php?album=phbd&txt=1
Johnny Piano: Ken, I have mp3 files of the Oohs radio promo if you wish I will send...
Bubba's Brain: The guys aren't sure they want to do a button, cause they aren't running "anyone in a bag" this year. Kinda left it there, haven't followed up.
Dr Headphones: go for it, jp, i have 10M mailbox (either one)
Dr Headphones: or tell me where to download, whatever is easier
||||||||| "9:18 PM? 9:18 PM!!" says Catherwood, "llanwydd should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as llanwydd enters and sits on the couch.
Johnny Piano: OK, I'll send one file...unless I convert them down - I don't know what rate they're sampled at, as they were sent to me
||||||||| "9:18 PM? 9:18 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits on the couch.
cease: moshi moshi
Dr Headphones: if for radio, probably not super high quality, probably 22khz/96kbps or so
Bubba's Brain: In short, I guess the thought was "No Papoon, No Campoon."
Dr Headphones: hi llan and cat
llanwydd: what's up guys
Johnny Piano: I can dig the "no button" thing, Bub. Just doin' my part, as small as it may be
Dr Headphones: put you two together, get "catallan" from barcelona?
Johnny Piano: Yo llan & cat!
Johnny Piano: Dali was a Catalan!
Bubba's Brain: Hey Il, Hey Cat.
cease: that's MR gaudi to you
Dr Headphones: just watched show on chris columbus, one theory is that he was catalan, not italian
Johnny Piano: Saw that, Doc
cease: he came to barcelona after his trip
cease: thre's a big pillar there commemorating that
Johnny Piano: Cat, I'll tell ya what's Gaudi...a pair of pants I just bought...very gaudy.
Bubba's Brain: I go to barcalounger, after my trips.
||||||||| "9:21 PM? 9:21 PM!!" says Catherwood, "klokwkdog should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as klokwkdog enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: i have a piece of cake (chocolate with choc frosting) calling my name in kitchen, will return in a few
llanwydd: a mosque was raided not too far from me. You probably heard about it by now
Johnny Piano: On your catamaran, right Bub?
klokwkdog: 'lo all
Johnny Piano: Yo Dog!
Bubba's Brain: JP -- Yup.
Johnny Piano: Ah, in Albany...
llanwydd: hey klok
cease: no, Cat
klokwkdog: yeah, that's not all; the terror alert in DC continues...
llanwydd: yeah, I've driven by that mosque many times
Johnny Piano: Hey, we serve both kinds here - Cat and Dog
cease: yeah, bush is still in power
Johnny Piano: Yeah, and he's signing things...
cease: i monitorng the 3 us network newses to see if they mention shelby
klokwkdog: no, they have info that a "J. Booth" is in the area with the intent of assasinating the President
Merlyn: No, Proctor & Bergman are in Power. I just got done typing the notes
Dr Headphones: i'se back and i'se chocolate! hey klok
Bubba's Brain: In the Midwest, the Tarot alert continues -- I guess they just don't like new-agers.
cease: how many traitors can your administration produce?
Johnny Piano: How much produce can a traitor administer?
Dr Headphones: cat: cheaper by the dozen
klokwkdog: although they admit the DC information may be somewhat dated...
Johnny Piano: I's jealous, Doc
cease: y'all know about that?
Bubba's Brain: Gee, dated info.... they bring it out during the election.... hmmm.....
Dr Headphones: klok: also stationing firetrucks around the whitehouse, heard the british were on the way
cease: main topic on air america, well maybe #2 after the slur on kerry
llanwydd: there's a local NPR station very near the mosque and I was listening today. The station manager was saying how the people he had met there are very indifferent and standoffish. I real gaff.
Johnny Piano: By land or sea?
llanwydd: I mean "A" real gaff
||||||||| "9:25 PM? 9:25 PM!!" says Catherwood, "My Pen IS A Sword should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as My Pen IS A Sword enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: CIA is looking for a mr. p. revere for that info, jp
Johnny Piano: I smell firebombed NPR station...
Merlyn: Hey penis, any relation to mayor p'nisnose?
Dr Headphones: hi pen
Dr Headphones: where's teller?
Johnny Piano: Watch where you write!
cease: yeah, like one of the callers to, i think it was randi rhodes or maybe franken defending abu ghraib attrocities
Bubba's Brain: Hey, pen.
cease: hi mayor
cease: odd how vagina means scabbord but penis just means penis
Bubba's Brain: Ouch, my screen is geting cut to ribbons....
Dr Headphones: damn, that cake was good :) lip-lickin' stuff
Johnny Piano: Sometimes a banana's just a penis
cease: what was her name, kend?
Bubba's Brain: Anyone got a cigar.
Dr Headphones: cat: devilsfood
Johnny Piano: Brown sugar!!
My Pen IS A Sword: sea gar
cease: whatever lola wants, eh?
Dr Headphones: who invited the rolling stones to this party?
Johnny Piano: "Katmandu!"
Bubba's Brain: He speaks!
Johnny Piano: Cuttingly...
cease: nothing about shelby or the fake kerry war record slur on any of the yank channels
cease: i sure can, jp
klokwkdog: oh, so you've met Lola Getts?
cease: this is just junk news
Johnny Piano: Don't say "yank" and "penis" in the same sentence...OOPS
Dr Headphones: cat: shelby is republican. what do you expect? we can't prosecute a true-blue american!
Bubba's Brain: Awwww... that's JUST a cigar.
cease: that's why he wasnt prosecuted, of course, kend, but at least it should have been reported,eh?
Dr Headphones: cat: reported by some media on page 943 of section Z, not by most
Johnny Piano: Only once it becomes convenient to report...
Johnny Piano: Junk news? Must be O'Reilly on Fox...
Dr Headphones: i get all that damned commie stuff from the bush-haters in my email, so i read about it today :)
cease: i've never seen him and never will, jp. same with rush, hannity, the rest of them
Dr Headphones: i'm sure it will be in next week's edition of "I&A" from our esteemed comrade the publisher
Merlyn: Hey, would anyone happen to remember which track on "Power" has the hamster in the tailpipe joke?
Johnny Piano: Consider yourself blessed, Cat
cease: hey, bush is bad enough. i don't need to listen to his excusers
Dr Headphones: merl: never heard it myself, except for one track
cease: i dont know tracks, merl. i just have the tape. i know it was episodic though
Johnny Piano: I ain't heeered it neither, Merl...
llanwydd: you're not missing much, cat
Merlyn: cat, do you remember if it was early or late in it?
klokwkdog: sometimes a hamster in a tailpipe is just a hamster in a tailpipe...
Johnny Piano: Look out for those Canadians!
cease: i havent heard it in a while, merl
Dr Headphones: was the engine running or not?
cease: i cannot see, look out for me
Merlyn: ah well, just wondering
klokwkdog: engines don' t have legs...
Johnny Piano: Oh, sorry, cat - I meant one of THOSE Canadians
Bubba's Brain: Hamster puffing -- live at 11
klokwkdog: name three
Dr Headphones: i'd ask if it was operating, you'd say something about scalpels....
cease: clinton is here and torontonians have gone manic.
cease: of course, that's no surprise
Dr Headphones: cat: read article about that. thousands came out for signing
Johnny Piano: Clinton knows ASL?
cease: i remember the general plot of Power and some of the lines, but not that one. was it when they were in the pet cemetary?
cease: a lot of dead animal jokes around there
Dr Headphones: jp: i learned a little bit of that once, had neighbor who didn't hear or speak. we got along better with paper and pencil though
Johnny Piano: No soap - radio!
Merlyn: Found it, second track, and it's a gerbil
llanwydd: torontians have gone metric? That was a while ago
klokwkdog: yeah, those vandals have no respect
cease: i must listen to it again. i dont know proc/berg stuff nearly well enough
Johnny Piano: Lemmiwinks!
cease: franken did a calypso parody yesterday that sounded a lot like proc/berg's Lemon Car, as i reported to alt.ft
cease: ah southpark.
cease: they never stop thinknig about ways to harm our country, and neither do we
Johnny Piano: Jethus Chritht, Cat...
llanwydd: I had one P and B album. "Give Us a Break". VERY funny album
cease: just on the local news
Dr Headphones: cat: hilarious comment, also under-reported
cease: even lousy firesign is funny
Johnny Piano: That was the P&B album that they built the Soundstage PBS show around back in '78.
Dr Headphones: for lousy firesign, get DEET
llanwydd: I didn't know about the PBS show
cease: i saw it. 77, 78 or something
Johnny Piano: Oh yeah, they were on Soundstage back when the series was originally produced in the seventies.
klokwkdog: Is Lousy Firesign the one they refer to in that "4 or 5" business they use?
llanwydd: I'm trying to think of what DEET is
Johnny Piano: Ken - DEET is...?
cease: yeah, the 5th guy is lousy
cease: flea-bitten too
Dr Headphones: llan: insecticide. louse is actually arachnid, but i think it will kill them
llanwydd: so lousy no one has ever heard it
Johnny Piano: D'OH! A joke - I get it...
Dr Headphones: at least i think the little buggers have 8 legs
llanwydd: aha
cease: kerouac referred to his collected works as the story of a louse
Dr Headphones: DEET is main ingredient in most mosquito sprays
klokwkdog: Cat - was Lousy the one who was once married to Posh Spice?
llanwydd: no I don't think they have ever been quite that bad
Johnny Piano: 4 or 5 in re the extra spirit that is conjured up when the 4 get firing on all cylinders
cease: oh Lousy! I'm home
cease: i've brought fidel castro home for dinner
llanwydd: RAID?????!!!!!
Johnny Piano: Lousy, ju got some 'splainin' to do
Dr Headphones: raid? hide the water pipe, loosie!
Bubba's Brain wishes he had 4 cylinders.
||||||||| 9:43 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Dr Headphones: hi, el
Bubba's Brain: E!
cease: hey, it's our queen
Elayne: Evenin' all!
llanwydd: hi elayne
klokwkdog: JP - I thought The Mamas and the Papas had patented that concept
Johnny Piano: To do what, Bub?
Bubba's Brain: Queen E?
My Pen IS A Sword: ba ba lou sea
Johnny Piano: All hail that which is E
Elayne: Queen? But-- but I'm not gay...
cease: or isnt that your burrough?
Dr Headphones: not gay? you just jumped out of the closet!
Bubba's Brain: JP -- well, I'd also need 4 pistons, if you know what I mean.....
llanwydd: mamas and the popes?
cease: hey el, did you see this month's harper's? great article on comic book heroes
Johnny Piano: Perhaps 'twas a WATER closet
cease: that's Pipes, llan
Johnny Piano: Bub: Ooh baby!!
Bubba's Brain: The Memes and the Pips?
Johnny Piano: Smokin', Cat
llanwydd: or did you mean Irene Papas?
My Pen IS A Sword: ain't a fit night out for w. c. or beast
Elayne: No Cat, do you have an URL for it?
Dr Headphones: papadopolous
Johnny Piano: Irene a little to the left
Johnny Piano: That's geek to me, Ken
Bubba's Brain: ".... goin back to find."
Dr Headphones: watch out that you don't fall over
Bubba's Brain: "..Woo woo..."
llanwydd: mamas and the papadopolous, of course!
Johnny Piano: LOL, Bub
cease: i justhave the mag, el. dont know if it's online
Dr Headphones: klok: did you see the multi-media thing on greece in the nyt?
Johnny Piano: Hoompah!
klokwkdog: fascinatin' geography and sociology of English bands on KCRW music just now...
klokwkdog: no, Ken
klokwkdog: I should look, then?
Dr Headphones: it's pretty good. 5-6 photogs give their views of greece
Elayne: Ah, I'm falling behind again in my magazine reading, Cat. Too much to keep up with in the blogosphere...
Johnny Piano: Greece is the word...
Dr Headphones: i'll go see if i can find it. brb
llanwydd: geography? I'm sure they mention Canterbury
Johnny Piano: Where they've buried the cantors
Dr Headphones: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/multimedia/index.html then click the greece thing about 4" down. it's javascript, can't give you URL
My Pen IS A Sword: Eddie Cantor Berry's Happy Fun Time Hour
klokwkdog: no Bristol is the last big city into the Westlands. You get into Devon and Cornwall and there's no big towns, no infrastructure to support bands, so they just kind of sit out there, brooding and isolated, generates groups like Muse.
Dr Headphones: narration pretty good on some, irrelevant on others
llanwydd: chuck canterberry
Johnny Piano: Better than contemplating navel lint or shoegazing, eh, Klok?
My Pen IS A Sword: That's a muse inn?
Dr Headphones: no lint in my navel since i switched to pure latex garments ;)
llanwydd: there were some very prominent Canterbury bands in the 70s
Johnny Piano: Suture self, Ken
Dr Headphones: llan: lots of jazz from canterbury, but most not to my liking
My Pen IS A Sword: Lay Tex, sounds like Lady Bird's honeymoon.
llanwydd: mark my words. They will mention Canterbury
Dr Headphones: lol, pen! i called her my texas taco
klokwkdog: Explaining 13 Senses by BBC Radio 1's Steve LeMac
Johnny Piano: Special BBQ sauce on the pecker
cease: good one, pen
klokwkdog: no Canterbury, sorry Ilan
Bubba's Brain: I think I mentioned it last week, but in case I didn't, Lodestone now has in the rest of the Firesign Columbia catalog at http://lodestonecatalog.com/firesign.html, plus hats and tees from the 1999 tour at http://lodestonecatalog.com/FireStash.html Also now have in All Things Firesign, and will soon be getting Zachariah and J-Men Forever.
cease: sounds like lawyer's hospital
Johnny Piano: Yes, Cat - and now also on Papoon For President
Dr Headphones: zachariah hardly worth watching for firesign content, but j-men is hilarious
llanwydd: I looked at it today. They have a couple of Seem Real recordings as well
||||||||| "9:52 PM? 9:52 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto enters and sits on the couch.
Johnny Piano: I remember watching J-Men on USA Night Flight...and Yolks!
Dr Headphones: hi, yam
Bubba's Brain: Yeah, I wanted to get it for completeness sake, but agreed.
Johnny Piano: Ah, Jellyfish - one of fave bands
cease: i gotta produce some more plays, make lodestone some more money
llanwydd: hey yam
Merlyn: I sent it out, BB: http://firesigntheater.com/updates/00154.html
Johnny Piano: How ya doin' Yam?
Bubba's Brain: I'd have more Seem Real if cat would ever send me Red Shift.
Dr Headphones: yep, merl, i got that one today myself
Bubba's Brain: Thanks, Bri.
Johnny Piano: Me too
Bubba's Brain: I wanted to mention it here as well.
cease: didn't i, bub? ok,doc is doing some surgery on it but you know how busy he is
Bubba's Brain: yep
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: hello all
Elayne: So I notice nobody's mentioned the Wit and Wisdom of Fearless Leader today.
Dr Headphones: maybe he ran out of anesthetic?
Johnny Piano: E is fading....your love is fading....woman I feel it fading....
Dr Headphones: jp: rare earth?
Elayne: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we," he said. "They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
Johnny Piano: Bingo, Doc
My Pen IS A Sword: Gots to go, have modem, will leave, when expectin' a call, bye.
cease: you know that book chicken soup for the soul?
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: Our Witless leader?
Dr Headphones: ytturbium, if i recall correctly
cease: i jsut got some cat food today called chicken soup for the cat lover's soul
llanwydd: not much to report elayne
Johnny Piano: Later, Pen
Dr Headphones: later, pen
klokwkdog: nite Pen
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: nite
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: I got another cat
cease: krassner's first drug book (with story by ME) was called Pot Stories for the Soul and they sued him
Johnny Piano: Better than cat soup
cease: by pen
Dr Headphones: how many now, yam?
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: I need Chicken soup in gallon jugs
cease: indeed, jp, but i wonder how they got the rights
Bubba's Brain: PEN is leaving us?
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto: Up to 6
cease: maybe it's just left over soup
llanwydd: I ate some chicken soup just a moment ago
Johnny Piano: Pen is done cutting us for a while
llanwydd: and my soul is just fine, thanks
cease: was it soulful?
Dr Headphones: i had chicken and dumplings for dinner. good stuff
Elayne: My Canadian friend Leonard just called. He's very evil. He told me about this website: http://happytreefriends.com
cease: chicken stuffed with dumplings? sounds fattening
Johnny Piano: Was the chicken stapled to the dumplings, Ken?
Elayne: Not for the squeamish, but I don't think Leonard was ever squeamish.
Bubba's Brain: What will we do without a Pen-IS?
cease: the czechs make great dumpllings
Johnny Piano: Those darned Canadians - I warned you earlier about 'em
Elayne: Oops, forgot the www. http://www.happytreefriends.com
Johnny Piano: Who's WE, Bub?
Dr Headphones: no staples, they were free-floating pieces of chicken. i had a nice DD breast myself
Elayne: He's even worse, Johnny. He's not really a Canadian, he's an American and he just lives there...
klokwkdog: canadians make great dumplings, too, and they're closer at-hand
Johnny Piano: NO implants, I trust
Bubba's Brain: That's okay, I'm sure we have plenty left.
klokwkdog: Staples sells chicken now?
Dr Headphones: i had some hungarian dumplings a few months ago, very small, not at all like i am used to
Elayne heads off to secure some smokables. BRB.
klokwkdog: Elayne - you're not supposed to reveal our colonization program. It's going to be like Texas...
Dr Headphones: klok: not just chicken, but powered by pentium fowl of all types
Johnny Piano: No, Klok - they sell lo-carb paper
cease: is the upcoming republikan convention gonna inconvenience you, el?
klokwkdog: it's hard to get good hungarians this late in the season, I agree, Ken
cease: transportation-wise
llanwydd: Just took a quick look at the site, elayne. I saw what looked like Bullwinkle with crooked horns
Dr Headphones: thanks for reminder, cat. here's page for elayne and dexter: http://www.shutitdownnyc.com/MainPage.htm
Johnny Piano: Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: low carb paper. Is that the one with the carbon at the bottom?
Dr Headphones: no rabbits in my hat, but i have a baby elephant in my pants. wanna see the trunk? ;)
Johnny Piano: Five minutes early, that poor sod
klokwkdog: don't you let him, folks...then he'll want to see YOURS
Johnny Piano: I think the ears will suffice, Doc
cease: any of you watch the chappelle show?
cease: the skit about the popcorn?
klokwkdog: chappelle?
Johnny Piano: Missed that one, Cat
Dr Headphones: cat: know who he is, but didn't know he had a show
Johnny Piano: Comedy Central...they just resigned him for big $
cease: funniest thing on tv
Elayne: Back with smokables, edamame and orange juice. Just the thing for recovering from a shortness of pants breath attack.
cease: although you get lots of shows down there we dont get here
Dr Headphones: only thing i watch on comedy central is jon stewart and his daily show
cease: edamame sounds like something a train would say
Dr Headphones: e: see URL i posted for you up about 15 lines
Elayne: Thanks Dr. H...
Johnny Piano: Generally I watch South Park on CC, and not much else since the days of MST3K
klokwkdog: Thomas the Tank Engine would never say that word
cease: daily show and south park both superb
klokwkdog: as long as it's not combined with marmite, you're OK...
llanwydd: endamame any relation to Auntie Mame?
Bubba's Brain: edamame... edamame... edamame... woo woo!
Dr Headphones: i must forego local news at 11 to watch jon, but it's usually worth it
cease: we dont seem to get a new south park very often up here
Johnny Piano: How 'bout Vegemite?
Elayne: Yes Dr H, shut it down, indeed. I'm soooo glad I don't ever have to go into Manhattan again if I don't want to!
Dr Headphones: WTF is edamame?
Elayne: Dr H, it's soybeans in the pod. Yummy.
Johnny Piano: Well, SP is on hiatus right now while the guys get their new movie ready to go
klokwkdog: JP -- not in the Northern Hemisphere; it's not compounded for us
Dr Headphones: ah, i'm not a huge soy fan
Elayne: Usually served warm, with the pods slightly salted.
cease: a new one?
||||||||| "10:05 PM? 10:05 PM!!" says Catherwood, "flim fang should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as flim fang enters and sits on the couch.
Johnny Piano: Team America, Cat
cease: traditional japanese bar food, el. and i spent a lot of time in traditional japanese bars
Johnny Piano: Flim!
llanwydd: howdy flim
Dr Headphones: flim at 11--you're an hour early!
Elayne: Exactly so, Cat. I tend to prefer it to traditional Italian bar food (calamari).
Bubba's Brain: Hey, ff.
Johnny Piano: Flim is dyslexic
cease: both good, el
klokwkdog: Vegemite was orignially compounded during WWII to stave off malnutrition, but like all things good and wunnerful, is now owned by Kraft and is being peverted, probably
Dr Headphones: i have walked through soybean fields, picked them raw once just to see what they look like. almost like black-eyed peas
cease: but nobody ever served me any calamari in italian bars
llanwydd: any relation to dexter fong, fang?
Johnny Piano: Calamari when prepared correctly is da bomb
Elayne: Cat, Steve used to tell me stories about the bars he visited while on shore leave in the Navy. That was the first time he ever had calamari.
Dr Headphones: i love calamari, but have trouble finding others who like it so i never buy any
cease: valerie flame, i heard you were out of the closet now
cease: squid is wonderful
Johnny Piano: Speak not to me of soybeans, as I was raised in Decatur Illinois, home of ADM
llanwydd: calamari has little taste. I wonder why people eat it
klokwkdog: I thought ADM owned Decatur...you mean people live there?
Dr Headphones: ADM: savior to the world or the anti-christ? discussion after the headlines.....
Bubba's Brain: A squid walks into a bar, but the bouncer turns him away....
Johnny Piano: Well, a few "live" there - most of my family is still there...
Bubba's Brain: "We don't serve calimari here." says he.
llanwydd: speaking of soybeans, they have little taste either
klokwkdog: So YOU are an infiltrator from ADM??
llanwydd: in fact tofu tastes like a mouthful of nothing
cease: are you mcneil or lehrer?
Johnny Piano: Oh, God, NO! My dad worked for PPG
Bubba's Brain: I was a comunist for the FBI
klokwkdog: Ilan -- it does until you look at the grocery store receipt...
cease: not with grated ginger and soy sauce, llan
Johnny Piano: I worked for the FIB - paid to spread lies
Dr Headphones: hmmm, pleasant surprise. tv glide said "wide angle" would be about saudis, but it's about my hero, kim sung il and the PDRK!
Elayne: "Yeah, but it's really great nothing, Mrs. Presky..."
klokwkdog: ah, glass on molten tin people...
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| My Pen IS A Sword - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Tofu with ginger and soy sauce tastes like ginger and soy sauce.
Johnny Piano: My roomie has a bunch of soy milk in the fridge...scares the hell out of me!
Johnny Piano: Yay!! My contributed disease is working!
klokwkdog: Ken -- do they say when PDRK bought PPG? Did they intimidate them with a PPSH?
Bubba's Brain: I like my Tofu with Mary ann
||||||||| 10:10 PM -- flim fang left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dr Headphones: jp: i've never had it, but heard it's an almost acceptable substitute. i drink the real (well, 2%) stuff myself
Johnny Piano: Same here, Ken
Bubba's Brain: ff = fortisimo, I guess.
klokwkdog: E - sometimes ginger and soy sauce is just ginger and soy sauce...
Elayne: And sometimes it's a seegar, Klok!
Elayne: But as Segar would say, I yam what I yam.
klokwkdog: Pete seegar?
Dr Headphones: klok: watching the mural-placard thing now with a side of gymnasts
Johnny Piano: ff = presto pianissimo
klokwkdog: on TV?
Bubba's Brain: Well, ff was so silent....
Dr Headphones: yep, PBS "wide angle"
||||||||| "10:12 PM? 10:12 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Woody One should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Woody One enters and sits on the couch.
llanwydd: press the piano?!
Woody One: Howdy doody.
cease: i'm watching that too
Dr Headphones: what i wouldn't do for a 16 year old korean gymnast! ;)
Bubba's Brain: Is your piano forte?
Dr Headphones: hey, woody
llanwydd: hey woody
Johnny Piano Johnny nods silenty in agreement with Bub having corrected his original assumption
klokwkdog: oh, not on MY PBS station...
cease: a lot more than she'd do for you, kend
Johnny Piano: Woody!
Woody One: Hi there, folkies.
Woody One: Great company.
Johnny Piano: Hey, she might want a green card, Ken
Dr Headphones: PBS has a lot of non-conformists working in the scheduling department of individual stations
cease: hi wood
llanwydd: any relation to woody allen?
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Woody.
Dr Headphones: jp: green, magenta, cyan, i'd give her any of them
Woody One: Only to Woody II.
Johnny Piano: We don't get many ventriloquist dummies here
Woody One: I'm speechless without my sidekicks.
llanwydd: that guy's so stuch in a rut. He can never make a movie that doesn't have Grant's Tomb or the George Washington Bridge in the background
Johnny Piano: What did you say?
Dr Headphones: kick in the side will get you splinters
klokwkdog: ken - my local station can't afford to schedule most PBS programs at the air date; shows some later and many never; can't get Boston PBS station complex with my current antennae
Woody One: I've given my babe co-announcer splinters.
Johnny Piano: Draw the wagons into a circle, Klok
Woody One: She likes it that way.
Johnny Piano: Oh, you mean to Trisha?
Dr Headphones: damn, i got it wrong. it's kim il sung, not kim sung il. and of course, costarring his pompodour son
klokwkdog: JP - can't pick up circularly polarised transmissions atoll
llanwydd: I'm exaggerating just a little
Johnny Piano: I didn't realize you were near an atoll
Dr Headphones: klok: that's your problem: atolls are circular. you need to aim for long island and get it vertical
cease: ah, the dwarf's anus
Woody One: Listening to Wings Over America. Nice.
klokwkdog: news today announced the N. Koreans have ANOTHER long-range nuclear-capable missile and Bush admin. says: yawn...
Elayne: I got it vertical once but my back was sore for a week. /rimshot/
Johnny Piano: Dwarf Nebula!!
cease: his mother's nickname for him
Bubba's Brain: Don't Crush That Nebula!
Johnny Piano: Try inversion boots, E
cease: no oil in north korea, klok
llanwydd: That's an old album. Great version of "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Johnny Piano: Lots of kimshee
Woody One: Yes. Venus & Mars tour.
Elayne: Johnny, if I could try inversion boots, I wouldn't need the talcum powder.
Dr Headphones: i tried inversion boots once, got a hung jury
Elayne: If I could have a hung jury, I wouldn't need the talcum powder!
Johnny Piano: I've lost my powered wig, and there'll be the devil toupee
Woody One: No oil = no war.
Bubba's Brain: If I could come with you, I wouldn't need the batteries.
Johnny Piano: No war = no movie
Woody One: I really believe that. I may be sent to radio prison for my beliefs.
Elayne: Only if you believe in radios, Woody.
klokwkdog: but, but, he's KILLING his own people! Millions of them in prison camps!
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dr Headphones: locked into the conelrad channel forever
Woody One: I do. I do.
llanwydd: my refresh is slowing down
Johnny Piano: Version of "Medicine Jar" on Wings Over America far superior to studio version
klokwkdog: N. Korea invaded one of our allies
Dr Headphones: klok: we're better off without all those godless atheists, aren't we???
klokwkdog: They sponsor terrorism
cease: doesnt this look like 1984 (the north korea show)?
Woody One: Yeak. Excellent.
Dr Headphones: cat: ignorance is bliss. yep, that's the one
Woody One: Hard to find for a while. Picked up as an import, and now is available again.
Johnny Piano: I still have the vinyl, Woody
Bubba's Brain: If ignorance is bliss, why ain't I happy?
klokwkdog: Ilan -- seems normal here
Elayne: Isn't "godless atheist" redundant?
Johnny Piano: Duh, I dunno...
Woody One: Cool. I hadn't heard it for 20 yrs. til I bought it again.
klokwkdog: Bubba - change your politics. I think they mean Red Bliss...
Dr Headphones: elayne: got to keep them dept. of redundancy dept. workers busy
llanwydd: there's nothing like a triple live album
cease: i think athiests have gods: reason, gravity, comedy....
Bubba's Brain: "I got bliss on my fingers!"
Johnny Piano: Yeah, you got your ELP and Yes 3-LP sets...
Bubba's Brain: -ters
Dr Headphones: jp: don't mention "lucky man" to klok ;)
Woody One: NOW PLAYING-Spirits of Ancient Egypt.
klokwkdog: is "triple live" referring to the drugs they used or is it some kind of Christian Rock symbolism I'm missing?
llanwydd: I've had both of those, Johnny. Classics
Dr Headphones: klok: 3-LP sets
Johnny Piano: Yup...
cease: like that rr kirk album the case of the 3 sided dream
Woody One: Neil Young-Decade
llanwydd: concert for bangladesh was three as well, wasn't it
Johnny Piano: Please don't mention Christian Rock or I'll challenge you to a Diet Cola
Johnny Piano: All Things Must Pass, also
Dr Headphones: jp: i have actually heard some christian rock which is quite good if you don't pay attention to the words
Woody One: Harrison's ..oh you took that out of my brain.
klokwkdog: Is Diet Cola a generic drink used in some kind of pissing match or is it some kind of Buddhist symbolism?
Johnny Piano: Me too, Ken. Some of it is even quite palatable lyrically
Dr Headphones: i recently retrieved the triple harrison from the basement, plan to digitize it here
Johnny Piano: No - get the remastered reissue, Ken. Sounds great.
Woody One: I bought the new cd release. I love vinyl myself.
klokwkdog: most rock is quite good if you don't listen to the words...or can't. try reading the words to "Stairway to Heaven" aloud and try and figure out why it gets played so much...
Dr Headphones: some great stuff on that one. and some terrible crap too
Bubba's Brain: Is there a bustle in your hedgerow, klok?
Woody One: The grind, lows & mediums are sometime non-existent on cd.
klokwkdog: exactly, Bubba
Dr Headphones: klok: it's the anticipation of getting past the guitar/flute to the drummy part that keeps it popular. :)
Elayne: Alas, I am overcome by dizziness. Must lie down. Next week (mayhap), all!
Johnny Piano: Most lyrics would not qualify as "poetry" in any sense...but it's all rock'n'roll to me
||||||||| 10:27 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dr Headphones: bye, elanye
Johnny Piano: Nite, E - forget the inversion boots
Bubba's Brain: That was quick
klokwkdog is listening to absolute drek on 95bFM...wait a minute; it's Dresden Dolls... ;-)
Woody One: One of the best sounding albums of all time-Zappa's Apostrophe (VINYL)
Woody One: Nighty
Dr Headphones: bub: timing from when she retrieved the smoking materials, it was timed about right
Bubba's Brain: How bout submersion boots (cement shoes)?
Johnny Piano: Some of the Zappa remasters on CD sound weak...for example "You Are What You Is"
Dr Headphones: bub: i like the french styling, wear plaster of paris boots myself
Johnny Piano: E's in the right neighborhood to be fitted for submersion boots...
Woody One: Tull's Minstrel In the Gallery sounds like a tin box.
llanwydd: I don't care much for Zappa but he had a very good triple album as well called "Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar".
Bubba's Brain: You are such and artiste, Dr.
Bubba's Brain: an
Woody One: The first release. Waiting to get a remastered.
llanwydd: a band has to be very daring to put out a triple album
klokwkdog: going the other way does not help either; witness Mitchell's arrangement of Yeats' "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" (ever seen anyone cover THAT? ;-)
Woody One: My favorite Tull.
Johnny Piano: Some engineers get it - others don't. That's why there are a handful of guys that do nothing but reissue work
Bubba's Brain: Waiting for Godot to get it remastered.
Dr Headphones: klok: joni mitchell? never heard her do that one
llanwydd: Woody: I think "Minstrel" is a great piece of music
Woody One: I wish that "Eat or be eaten" would be released on cd.
Johnny Piano: Back in the day of the triple album, they were affordable and usually made by artists that were likely to sell
llanwydd: but perhaps it sounds like a tin box because it was recorded in one (a mobile)
klokwkdog: i'll upload the Late Junction that has it, Ken. Nice Chirstmas show...
Bubba's Brain: Actually, waiting for Bernie Grundman to get it remastered.
Johnny Piano: EOBE was on CD - needs a reissue, however it was in the early days of digital, and suffers sonically because of that
Woody One: Maybe I'm Amazed on right now. Killer.
llanwydd: I have "Eat or Be Eaten" on cassette
cease: this reminds me of something the nazis would produce
Dr Headphones: tnx, klok, i'll listen
Johnny Piano: Most of EOBE is considerably quiet in relation to the horrendous peak toward the end of side A where Player gets sucked into the game
Bubba's Brain: EOBE original CD release was a CD-I -- early "CD Interactive" format.
cease: intentional, no, jp?
Johnny Piano: The interactive version was never released to the general public, Bub
Woody One: A flash just came by my eyes, Dr. Available?
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:33 PM and Dexter Fong steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bubba's Brain: It wasn't? I thought I heard it was. It was in the subcodes, so it would play on any player.
Dr Headphones: hey dex
Johnny Piano: Cat, I think it was intended to shock, but in digital format it's a HUGE shock as it should have been limited a bit
Dexter Fong: I've got a grape...anyone have some nuts
cease: hi dex. wuddya hex?
||||||||| "10:34 PM? 10:34 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Nairobi Night Gnus should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Nairobi Night Gnus enters and sits on the couch.
llanwydd: fong were you just here as fang?
Dexter Fong: Evening Gets
Johnny Piano: I smell a Nairobi Trio lurking about.
Dexter Fong: No ILan
Bubba's Brain: Hey Dex, Hey NNG.
Johnny Piano: Hey Dex!
llanwydd: here's an unfamiliar face
Dexter Fong: Gents I meant
Dr Headphones: dex: i've got two, but i ain't sharin' with you!
Dr Headphones: hi NNG
cease: hey, it's ernie kovacks. have a cigar
Johnny Piano: Sorry...if EOBE had the subcode stuff on the regular release, you think they'd have labelled it as such.
Dexter Fong: I just dropped n to say Hi and goodbye..got company...so see you all next week
klokwkdog: good evenin' Dex
cease: by dex
Dexter Fong: Hi Klok
Nairobi Night Gnus: Hi Kids..Nairobi Night Gnus signing on, er her we go
Johnny Piano: Oh...OK, Bye Dex
llanwydd: nite dex
Dexter Fong: Night all
Bubba's Brain: Bye, Dex.
klokwkdog: so, what's gnu with you?
Bubba's Brain: Not that anyone ever had player that could play CD-I
Johnny Piano: What's Gnu with you, Nairobi
llanwydd: you're gnu here, aren't you?
Johnny Piano: Damn, you're fast, Fatson
Nairobi Night Gnus: Okay, so We here are just gnu to all this. Just found the site. Help?
Woody One: Doc...
klokwkdog: Ken - uploading #1 (don't know content, just slopping 'em all)
Dr Headphones: nairobi: the psychiatrist is "in"
Johnny Piano: I worked at a store that carried a JVC player that did CD-I.
Dr Headphones: good deal, klok, will check later
Woody One: How do I doodit.
Dr Headphones: i see the light is blinking furiously
llanwydd: how'd you find us, gnu?
Nairobi Night Gnus: I am not so fast with this so I'll just interject when I can
Dr Headphones: where would it say "interactive"? i don't see it anywhere on my CD
Bubba's Brain: There weren't many of those.
Bubba's Brain: CD-I player models, that is.
Dr Headphones: NNG: fast is not as good as good. take yer time and speak when you wish
Nairobi Night Gnus: Found you like I always find you. Well suited and relaxed.
klokwkdog: looks like a half-hour to xfer, Ken
Johnny Piano: That's just it, Ken - I don't think it will say it...they only did the interactive version as a test for the industry
llanwydd: gnus spelled backward is sung
Woody One: Click the top selection?
Johnny Piano: eulb gnus gnos
Dr Headphones: mine is polygram, made in w. germany (back when there WAS such a country)
cease: ah, north korean
Dr Headphones: woody: right-click to download
Johnny Piano: Back in the early days of CD, most were manufactured overseas
llanwydd: oui
Woody One: Thanks man.
Dr Headphones: this one is 1985, sans ossman of course, but adding a sheep
Johnny Piano: Not a fair trade, Ken
Nairobi Night Gnus: Thanks for the invite, geez, I gotta lok at the screen and the keyboard as well? Ilanwydd..you're fast, er fats waller, yes I'm Sung, singing it to the where with all..
Johnny Piano: meaning a sheep for David
Dr Headphones: i agree, ossman's hair is MUCH better than wool ;)
Johnny Piano: bah bah
klokwkdog: just trust the Force, Nairobi...
llanwydd: yeah that was too bad ossman wasn't around for a couple of those
Johnny Piano: You'll get used to it, Nairobi
klokwkdog: ...or an Elephant for Aristotle?
Nairobi Night Gnus: Gotta catch up with you guys
Bubba's Brain: In 1985 The Firesign Theatre was approached by Phillips to write two demonstration games for their new CD Interactive machines. Eat Or Be Eaten, was recorded as a 99 track demo and the accompanying graphics made but the actual finished project was never published commercially. Danger In Dreamland, a Nick Danger Hollywood studio back-lot murder mystery game, was written but not recorded. Eat Or Be Eaten (1985) was salvaged and released as the first CD with subcode graphics, and the game paths strung together to form a story with some commercial parodies, on Mercury Records. The commercials were excised and put out for radio airplay in both a 7" and 12" version called Bites From Eat Or Be Eaten. The theme was further developed into a highly successful 30 minute Cinemax special, also called..
Bubba's Brain: found this on a search
Johnny Piano: More trunk space at least...
Woody One: Not getting it. I rightclicked & it gives me the picture of disc. I click on copy??
Dr Headphones: trunk space? why are you bringing elephants into this discussion?
llanwydd: that's the longest message ever written here
klokwkdog: we don't look back, Nairobi -- somebody might be gainin' on us...
Dr Headphones: woody: the audio has .mp3 after it, pic are .jpg
klokwkdog: Woody - don't slide the mouse, you'll get a slipped disc
Dr Headphones: first track is headball classic
Bubba's Brain: The "subcode graphics" may be CD-G, in which case a karaoke player would show it.
Johnny Piano: Bub - I just figure that Mercury would have trumpeted louder about the subcode thing
llanwydd: I've never even heard of those bub
Woody One: OK. Right click on a mp.3 & then what?
Nairobi Night Gnus: Been a Fire Ball since '69, am very excited to see all these words and engaging conversations...whats happening?
Johnny Piano: Anyone try a copy of EOBE CD in their computer?
Dr Headphones: woody: you should get a box where you specify where to save. it might stream, not sure
Dr Headphones: nairobi: we just talk about whatever we wish, sometimes firesign content, sometimes not, but always enjoy each others' company
Johnny Piano: Maybe there's a graphic folder
Bubba's Brain: A computer won't play CD-G or CD-I. Most readers don't even read subcodes.
Nairobi Night Gnus: This is all pretty technicall for this tech-na-dolt, how do I slow it down?
llanwydd: Fireball! Never heard that before. I like that
klokwkdog: where's that virtual smoke gone?
Dr Headphones: oops, i forgot to pass the bong. here, NNG, take a deep hit and pass it along
Nairobi Night Gnus: Thanks Dr. Headphones, appreciate the vote of confidence
Johnny Piano: OK, so much for that idea...damn. I have stashed away somewhere a cover story on EOBE from Digital Audio magazine
Bubba's Brain: Turn that switch from 7 1/2 to 3 3/4.
klokwkdog: click on the "Log" link in lower RH corner by Exit button and it'll shoot up a window of the story up to now
Nairobi Night Gnus: What is EOBE?
llanwydd: I got into Firesign about '76. From an English teacher in high school
Dr Headphones: put your finger on the script so you don't lose your place
Dr Headphones: EOBE=eat or be eaten
klokwkdog: Eat or Be Eaten album
Johnny Piano: Eat Or Be Eaten, Firesign album from mid-80s
Bubba's Brain: EOBE == Eat or Be Eaten, a 1985 Firesign album minus Ossman.
klokwkdog: all the albums got abbreviated and all the jokes got numbered long ago... Everyone: #27! ;-)
Johnny Piano: Anyway, the magazine article showed examples of the graphics, and talked about a "gameboard/map
Bubba's Brain: Ha ha ha, good one Klok.
llanwydd: EOBE was a relatively short album. But an awful lot stuffed into a half hour
Dr Headphones: don't forget 41!
klokwkdog: who wants the bong now?
Johnny Piano: It's all in the way he tells it...
klokwkdog: ROFL, Ken
Dr Headphones: ba-da-boom!
Nairobi Night Gnus: Okay, duh, of course. I'll catch on...lost my place switching to log on
llanwydd: 82!!! hahahahahahahaha
Johnny Piano: Don't bogart the virtual high, guys
klokwkdog: (Nairobi's getting leg pulled really hard here; sorry...)
cease: kim bong il?
Dr Headphones: nairobi: did you see the private message i sent you? answer yes or no only, and remember, you're under oath here
llanwydd: nobody's laughing. I guess I don't know how to tell a joke
klokwkdog: you got it, Cat
Johnny Piano: With or without pompadour?
Nairobi Night Gnus: no, where do I find them
cease: haddock with hash here
Dr Headphones: should be directly above where you type before you send
klokwkdog: Didn't he resign after Bush started French-bashing?
Johnny Piano: Repeat nothing, soldier!
Dr Headphones: if it didn't all show, click the word "Msgs" and it will show in new page
Bubba's Brain: Gnu -- look at the bar near the bottom by where it sasy "Msgs"
cease: deadly ajinomoto
Nairobi Night Gnus: Pull my leg again and I'll, I'll get a new shoe!
llanwydd: georges pompadour
||||||||| It's 10:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dr Headphones: shoes for the dead!
Bubba's Brain: Shoes for industry!
Johnny Piano: Buy George's Pompadour
cease: for Industry
Johnny Piano: Dex finally cacked
llanwydd: LOL Johnny!
Johnny Piano: Woody must be busy with that blonde again...
cease: some one should buy the pompideau centre, and tear it down
klokwkdog: is he moving NYC to keep his car from being toad? or did he get reaped with no reeson?
Johnny Piano: 42, llan
Bubba's Brain: Why do you think hes called "Woody"?
llanwydd: hahahahahahah
klokwkdog: it's just one of those Gehry inflatables, isn't it Cat?
Bubba's Brain would be woody too, if he was playing with a blonde.
Johnny Piano: Aside from his obviously wooden delivery?
cease: before i get deflated....
klokwkdog: did you see his design for that museum in Jerusalem in NYT, Cat? Weird
Johnny Piano: Sapshooter
klokwkdog: Johnny -- you mean Domino's?
||||||||| Nairobi Night Gnus runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Nairobi Night Gnus?! It's 10:52 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Johnny Piano: Where the hell IS Tweeny, anyway?
||||||||| "10:53 PM? 10:53 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Nairobi Night Gnus should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Nairobi Night Gnus enters and sits on the couch.
Johnny Piano: Nah, that's cardboard, not wood
cease: just a blow up man in an overblown government job
Woody One: Drink to me. Drink to my health.
Johnny Piano: You know I can't drink anymore
Bubba's Brain: One man enter, one man leave!
llanwydd: you know I...hey ho....ho hey ho
Johnny Piano: He's gotten to the acoustic set
||||||||| "10:54 PM? 10:54 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bobtown should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bobtown enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: hey, bob
||||||||| "10:54 PM? 10:54 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bightrethighrehighre should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bightrethighrehighre enters and sits on the couch.
Nairobi Night Gnus: I ain't sittin'! This is me, you know the guy before time when all was good and good wern't so bad at all!
Johnny Piano: Bob - all hail Bob
Woody One: Yeah.. Sounds nice.
Bubba's Brain: Hey, bob, you anywere near Billville?
Johnny Piano: Biggie!!
Dr Headphones: bub: one man's ceiling is another man's floor
klokwkdog: wel ome Bob, Big
Bubba's Brain: Hey Big
Dr Headphones: hey big
Bobtown: Hail
Bightrethighrehighre: Howdy kidz!!
Johnny Piano: At least I'm not John Denver
llanwydd: evenin bob and big
Bightrethighrehighre: sorry I missed the fun a week ago
Bobtown: Right in the middle of Billville, ain't we all?
Bubba's Brain: Worse, you could be Bob Denver.
klokwkdog: you need both functions to clip audio data successfully, Ken
Johnny Piano: At least Bob's still alive - and probably flyin' in his own way
Bobtown: or bobbing for Den's fur
Dr Headphones: when i want my audio clipped, i go to the barber of seville
klokwkdog: no, I'm in Rhode Island, Bob; at least, that's what Donald and Daisy always claimed...
Bightrethighrehighre: Marx and Lennon would be proud....
Johnny Piano: Hey, Bob - that's good for those chilly nites
cease: you and spaulding gray's ghost
Bubba's Brain: I go flying in my taxi -- takin tips and gettin stoned (Sorry, Cat, I know you hate him)
Nairobi Night Gnus: Hey I can Be John Denver...yeah, that's it...my turn, I wanna' be John Denver! Oh, wait he's dead. Okay.
llanwydd: a bump with a name
Dr Headphones: speaking of chilly nights, record low forecast here tonight: 47
cease: seville has some great tapas
Bobtown: Chilli Knights?
Johnny Piano: "you came on my pil-low..."
Dr Headphones: here=southern michigan for the uninformed
cease: even by spanish standards
Woody One: It's hot as hooker in my ville tonight.
Bightrethighrehighre: John Denver was just a plane down to earth guy....
cease: birth control pill?
Bubba's Brain: Sunshine in my Eyes can make me bliiiiiiind!
Johnny Piano: No chilli kniggets here
klokwkdog: don't believe him - he's practically in Indiana by now, considering Continental Drift
Johnny Piano: What about Hellmouth?
Bobtown: Ainb't the weather a groove, Doc?
Bobtown: Real nice and cool like.
Bubba's Brain: I'm in indiana, but I'm not practical.
cease: i hate lots of people. they always make more
Dr Headphones: august is end of summer here, frost in september
Bightrethighrehighre: thank gawwwwwwd Ima cuntry bwah....
Bobtown: Don't tanut me, Johnny.
Johnny Piano: Bloomin'ton
Dr Headphones: and for the trivially minded, i'm real close to goshen, indiana
Bubba's Brain: The one and only
Johnny Piano: Hey, I'll tanut you all I want...I may even taunt you!
Bobtown: tanut?
Bubba's Brain: you can't get there from here.
klokwkdog: for the universally minded, we're all real close to Goshen...
Johnny Piano: But he's looking for the same old place
llanwydd: nobody knows how to tanut around here
Bobtown: or two places at once
||||||||| Catherwood ushers GnottaPrublom into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:59 PM, then departs.
llanwydd: I shall tanut you a second tima
Dr Headphones: i have enough trouble with one place at once
Johnny Piano: Who you callin' Nobody?
Woody One: Night yall. I'm a tad tired.
Dr Headphones: hi, gnot
Nairobi Night Gnus: Hey, You guy's wanna' see the Naibobi Night Gnus? Remember Papoon? How can we get to him again. Where is a good snot knows when we need him? Who was part of The National Surrealistic Lights Party back in mid 70s? Can we get that type of thing going again. I mean geez, it's just till early frost in November.
Bubba's Brain: Hey, GP.
Bobtown: or as Curly said, Goslow.
Dr Headphones: later, woody
klokwkdog: hey Gnotta; heck, Ilan...I don't even know what a tanut is...
Johnny Piano: That's gnot my problem
klokwkdog: nite Woody!
Woody One: Slater.
Johnny Piano: As in "We're in Goslow"
cease: good idea, gnus
GnottaPrublom: why gnot?
||||||||| At 11:00 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Woody One!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cease: wood
Johnny Piano: Wood....
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bubba's Brain: Wood.
cease: but the guys were hot then. they're kinda simmering now
Nairobi Night Gnus: G'night Woody, dream of Nick Dixson...
klokwkdog: Nairobi -- did you state that as a question?
Dr Headphones: wood (c'mon, everybody say it!)
llanwydd: nyahahahah
GnottaPrublom: a smashed puppet is no fun
cease: whereas a smashed pumpkin is?
Johnny Piano: Depends on how you smash him
Dr Headphones: gnot: is that why bush gave up drinking?
Bobtown: We should try a voice chat some thyme.   Nay, better knot.
klokwkdog: hey, if Bruce can get all fired up, they might at least Make an Effort...
Johnny Piano: It would be dangerous
GnottaPrublom: wrong hand up his pants
Nairobi Night Gnus: What kind of fool do you take me for? Of course I stated that as a questionalble statement to be questioned and stated.
cease: i think it was that or lose his wife, daughters, kend. or so said frontline
||||||||| 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 Khunsan disembarks at 11:02 PM.
Johnny Piano: Duly noted, Nairobi
cease: oh, it''s only bottles
Dr Headphones: stated? how about the territories? and don't forget cat: he's in a province
llanwydd: my messages are turning up late
GnottaPrublom: what state are you in? metaphoria
Johnny Piano: Ah, Khuna-san...
cease: kundun, i saw you standing on luna
cease: you were grilling a tuna
Nairobi Night Gnus: Really want to get Papoon back up and running. Any thoughts, supporters, supenders?
klokwkdog: uh, which state was that? AK? AL? Altered?
Johnny Piano: How late, llan
Bobtown: was he moonin' someone?
klokwkdog: 'lo Khunsan
Johnny Piano: Actually, Bub should field the Papoon question...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bunnyboy', just granted probation at 11:03 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
cease: gnus, i'm puzzled that the lads aren't more involved in this election. but they have their reasons
Johnny Piano: Bun!!!
cease: hey bun
GnottaPrublom: papoon's a baloonatic
llanwydd: about 10 - 15 seconds
Dr Headphones: hey bun
klokwkdog: we're getting enough content now that we could work up someting rivaling Jabberwocky...
Dr Headphones: llan: what is your refresh set for?
klokwkdog: hey, Bun
cease: wasnt that a big battle during the american war (what the viets call it)?
Nairobi Night Gnus: Okay, who is Catherwood and how do you make it all colored stuff?
GnottaPrublom: reasons...not being paid
Bightrethighrehighre: hi B-Boy
Johnny Piano: 'Twas brillig...
klokwkdog: what happened to Cat?
cease: am i gone?
Dr Headphones: check your url, it's in there, or you can go to the send to all window and reconfigure
llanwydd: we have a lot of gnu people showing up tonight
Bobtown: If we had a jabber walkie talkie
Dr Headphones: catherwood is the butler
GnottaPrublom: but does the light stay on?
klokwkdog: oh, you're buried in the noise of the on-line list, Cat. Didn't see you there still! Wondered...
Bunnyboy: Hey, youse politicos should cirlcle October 5th on yer calendars: Not only is FAHRENHEIT 9/11 coming to video, but Criterion Collection editions of SECRET HONOR and TANNER '88 will emerge, as well.
llanwydd: I don't know what my refresh is set for. Webtv did the setting for me
Dr Headphones: gnu people are like centaurs, right?
Nairobi Night Gnus: Check my url? I thought you guys were my u r all?
Bunnyboy: Why isn't DREAMCHILD on DVD yet? Humph!
Dr Headphones: ah, webtv and microsoft's axis of evil
GnottaPrublom: can't talk though horse like Ed
Nairobi Night Gnus: No gnu people are like no people you ever met before
Bobtown: GOOD ONE (of many) Doc
Johnny Piano: I'm happy for the 6th set of MST3K discs coming in September, Bun
cease: yes, someone would have to pay them for their views now. and quite a bit
Bightrethighrehighre: when are they gonna release "Nasi Goring" ....?
Dr Headphones: i will buy F911 then even if i have seen it by then
Bunnyboy: URL Camembert
GnottaPrublom: the gorilla at large
klokwkdog: Ilan - not sure what to do then
Johnny Piano: TV Or Not TV is available from Laugh.com and Lodestone
cease: but there are so many comedic possibilties and it's the most important election in their lifetimes, and they're slightly older than some of us
GnottaPrublom: Moore for less
Bunnyboy: Canadian colleague of Ray Hamberger and...and...oh, crikey, who's Ray's partner?
llanwydd: get a lode of that
Dr Headphones: gary moore is dead
cease: one of the first thinigs i saw on tv that made me laugh, kend
Bunnyboy: No Nasi Goring until it's tender.
cease: a lodestone?
Nairobi Night Gnus: Gnu people come from Nairobi (doesn't everyone?) We have nurtured ourselves into small vanilla envelopes and have sealed our fate with the glue that can only come from....well, you know where glue comes from..
Johnny Piano: Harold Hiphugger
Bightrethighrehighre: I saw a FST film festival at the "valley art" theatre in Tempe AZ a long time ago
GnottaPrublom: Derwood's curbie
cease: firesing film festival. funny idea
GnottaPrublom: firesign funnies
cease: your wood's got scurvy? take some pennicilin
cease: and tell her
klokwkdog: Ilan - if you go to the "Configure" item in the drop-down box nominally showing "Send to all", there is and select it, the setup that appears DOES have a "REDRAW" setting, but I've never changed it. I think it controls how often the browser is told to redraw the screen
Bightrethighrehighre: Proctor and Bergman had a short called "Love is hard to get" starring Nasi Goring....
Bunnyboy: And yes, Nasi Goring (the song/gorilla) is featured on TV OR NOT TV (laugh.com) and SHOES FOR INDUSTRY:THE BEST OF THE FIRESIGN THEATRE (Columbia).
Johnny Piano: Ah, the Kurwood Derby...remember it well, yes indeed
GnottaPrublom: love is hard to get is hard to get - proctor not in it
Dr Headphones: i have a recipe for nasi goring somewhere on my hard drive. indonesian fried rice, sounds too spicy for me though
cease: that was so ernie kovacks, bun
cease: one of proc's heros
Bunnyboy: bbl...hot fish onna plate, fer me!
Johnny Piano: Oh yeah, I saw that once on USA Night Flight - probably shown in tandem with either J-Men or Missing Yolks
klokwkdog: and a big reistafel to you, too, Bun
llanwydd: I'll go take a look, klok
||||||||| 11:10 PM -- Bunnyboy left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
GnottaPrublom: it takes a villige to be an idot
Johnny Piano: Hot fish, gollum, gollum
Bubba's Brain: stil here
Nairobi Night Gnus: Okay, you can't put this off any longer. If we don't all start talking Papoon for President, well I am just gonna' have to think that you just don't care. Take a bath with Dead Cat Soap ( There's a Dead Cat in Every Bar), and let the insects know about this
Bubba's Brain: Isn't that precious?
Bobtown: That there Ben Affleck was with his buddy John Kerry.
Johnny Piano: One of the newbies was asking about Papoon, Bubba
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 11:10 PM and doctec steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Doc.
klokwkdog: which Papoon this time?
doctec: hi there
GnottaPrublom: i'm still for George Tirebiter
doctec: back
Dr Headphones: wb, doc
llanwydd: nope, don't have "redraw"
cease: i have never seen Sea Lab but heard a character from it on majority report or one of those air america shows, who said it was an old show recut. i wonder why the firesigns couldnt simply recut their old material for this election?
Johnny Piano: Yo DT
klokwkdog: hey, Doc
cease: hey doc
llanwydd: thanks though, klok
Nairobi Night Gnus: We had a movement, the Magic Vowel Movement and we had Cacoons all over the States,
Bobtown: If I'd know that Ben Affleck was goin to be there I'd of gone on down.
klokwkdog: sorry Ilan
llanwydd: hey doc
cease: stilll working and pooling yourself to death, doc?
doctec: just got back from dinner, watching daily show now
Nairobi Night Gnus: Papoon was well represented and the word got out! The word was Food, and we all took a bite.
Johnny Piano: What up with that, Bob - looking for some tabloid press?
klokwkdog: if Springsteen can get off his duff, why can't they?
GnottaPrublom: our shoes were too tight for industry though
Dr Headphones: yeah, doc, fisting and strap-on dildoes!
Bobtown: When Affeck walked-out on stage I'd of started yellin'
Bightrethighrehighre: Yeah "Firesign Funnies" - I still have the poster....
cease: not for starving north korean industry, though
llanwydd: testing
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:13 PM and late as usual, it's Dave, just back from Billville."
cease: good point, klok
klokwkdog: works, Ilan
llanwydd: i think i'm alright now
Johnny Piano: Dave!!
Dave: I'd completely forgotten
Bightrethighrehighre: I won a "Firesgn Theatre Mystery book" at the raffle that night, too
Johnny Piano: wood
Bubba's Brain: Dave
GnottaPrublom: if the shoe flies what time is it
Bobtown: Hey! Hey, you Ben Affleck, you better stop makin' that poor duck go aroung screamin' your name all the time. What the hells wrong with you, makin' a po' duck yell your name.
Dr Headphones: it's howdy doody time!
cease: i would have thought they would have reasons, but if they can summon the stamina to go on stage again, why not some sort of political stuff? they could do it on the web, for free, as it were
Bightrethighrehighre: still have it, as well, yippie skippie....
Bobtown: Wait a sec.....
Johnny Piano: Hang on to that book, Big - it
klokwkdog: AHA! He's gong to be OK and ready to play...WebTV Symptom NUMBER SIX!
cease: bergman already does this now with merl
Johnny Piano: Ahem...it's rare!
doctec: cat: things quieted down enough this week that i was able to make great strides in getting my mobile audio production system configured and loaded up
Bobtown: Oh, it's AFLAC
Bobtown: Sorry about that
cease: gopod, doc
GnottaPrublom: and send it on it's way
cease: uh, good
Bobtown: I was Andy Warhol for 15 minutes.
Johnny Piano: Oh, that's right - Doc got a new computer...
doctec: i sprung for an external 160gb usb hard drive for the laptop - my laptop now has more storage than my desktop system did
GnottaPrublom: go pod go
Dr Headphones: doc: only problem is speed with those
GnottaPrublom: what about your stomach
Bightrethighrehighre: Johnny-It's in safe keeping would like to share with all you coonuessuers of all things Firesign
cease: i met some really devoted video folk at the bowl and am working together with them to develop some projects as we speak
Nairobi Night Gnus: Hey guys, I'm gonna' sign off now, it's been swell, but I guess I have a lot to learn.
Johnny Piano: I have both of those old books, Biggie
klokwkdog: Ken - did you listen to that Paranoise "Send Bush Back to God"?
GnottaPrublom: give me the bowl please
doctec: drive is 7200 rpm, and usb 2.0 is actually pretty snappy
doctec: (or so it seems)
klokwkdog: USB 2 goes right swift, don't it?
Johnny Piano: Hope you had fun, Gnus - come back next week!
llanwydd: am I starting to fade? I hate going gray
cease: its just really hard, with the medium we have now, to get what we film to look good on the web. if you've seen the pot poet guy on pot-tv i shot, you know what i mean
klokwkdog: nite Nairobi
Bobtown: Bye Gnu
cease: good title, kloko
Bubba's Brain: Night Gnu... come back soon.
klokwkdog: stuff at drugstore for that, Ilan
Nairobi Night Gnus: Thanks Johnny Piano...see ya' on the funway!
GnottaPrublom: so's my turtle but he's in aspic
Dr Headphones: klok: yes, loved it. passed it on far and wide
cease: nairobi? isnt everybody?
Johnny Piano: Along with larks tongues, Gnotta?
GnottaPrublom: my watch stopped
Bightrethighrehighre: Johnny- there's ANOTHER book?
GnottaPrublom: or melted
Bobtown: I'm a gonna go make më a tomato/mayo on 7 grain, be back soon.
Johnny Piano: Oh yes, Big - the Big Book of Plays!!
klokwkdog: cat - http://www.paranoise.com/
Dr Headphones: jp: i'm all out of aspic
cease: eat well, bob
Nairobi Night Gnus: Larks Tongues in Aspic..One Of The Crimson's Finest
doctec: ooh, back in black - i'll be right black
Johnny Piano: It essentially consists of the scripts for Electrician, HCYB, Dwarf & Bozos
Bightrethighrehighre: any way to find a copy, or musho out of print....?
GnottaPrublom: Hallow Lulu
Johnny Piano: Chomp, Bob
Bubba's Brain: Ebay
klokwkdog: Cat - download the 13 MB "God Take Bush" rant (scroll down)
Johnny Piano: Watch on eBay - every once in a while it shows up
cease: i'se white
cease: ok, but later, klok
cease: it's too hard to go somewhere else and then get back here
GnottaPrublom: white on rice...wait she's black
klokwkdog: is that the Big Book of Plays, JP?
llanwydd: ttestin
Bightrethighrehighre: thanks! Mr Piano!!
Johnny Piano: Jawohl, Klok
Dr Headphones: nairobi: only king crimson concert i ever went to, took 1 gram of hash and smoked it all myself. what a concert!
GnottaPrublom: ungalwa
Johnny Piano: Which lineup of Crimson, Ken?
cease: and speaking of...
klokwkdog: you don't have a browser that offers tabs, Cat? anyway, it's really for listening w/o distraction, since it's powerful distraction itself ;-))
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Khunsan - dead from Intense demonic possession
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bubba's Brain: This ain't it, but its on Ebay right now -------Instructor's Big Book of Plays over 75 classroom plays
Dr Headphones: jp: had to be 1973 or 4, not sure who was there. i was just groovin'
Bightrethighrehighre: The Court of the Krimson King....Hash Seed, Blind Man's greed...
GnottaPrublom: give me a tab
klokwkdog: sheesh, after a gram, you noticed, Ken?
Bubba's Brain: Don't be so sacharrine.
Johnny Piano: Hee hee - both of my contributions have seen dis-use, er - disease, use!
llanwydd: fripp doesn't like you smoking ANYTHING when he's up there
||||||||| Nairobi Night Gnus runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Nairobi Night Gnus?! It's 11:20 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Bobtown: Yum!
GnottaPrublom: but when he's down....
Johnny Piano: Too true - Adrian Belew also doesn't like smoke
Bubba's Brain: Its a beautiful drink... for beautiful people"
GnottaPrublom: he's below that now
Bightrethighrehighre: You might ....ah...."Fripp Out"....heh....heh....
GnottaPrublom: or feip the light fantastic
Johnny Piano: Too many Motor Fruid Gimrets, Big
cease: good one, big
Dr Headphones: people all around me looking at me funny, but i'm sure they were wondering why i didn't pass to them
klokwkdog: uh-oh -- UN reports "locust swarms of Biblical proportions"
||||||||| "11:22 PM? 11:22 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Nairobi Night Gnus should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Nairobi Night Gnus enters and sits on the couch.
Bightrethighrehighre: If she were my daughter, I'd.....
Johnny Piano: Better looking at you funny than ugly
klokwkdog: couldn't stay away, eh, Nairobi?
doctec: back...
GnottaPrublom: Flock Of Seagulls with drive them out with their music
Bubba's Brain: If you knew Gnu, like I knew Gnu....
Johnny Piano: Smother my daughter in chocolate syrup and boogie 'til the cows come home
Johnny Piano: No Gnus...
Dr Headphones: biblical proportions? mine is only about 4" x 5" x 1"
klokwkdog: it's bad -- giant clams attacking south from Norway....locusts attacking north from Africa
Bubba's Brain: Good Gnus
doctec: it's not me talking....
Bightrethighrehighre: make her do a nasty nasty nasty on the white house lawn....
Johnny Piano: Gnus drive Olds
Bobtown: A nuther one.
Nairobi Night Gnus: No, er, Yes, omm..okay the gigs up! It's light here under the stars and my God I can see the LIght!
Johnny Piano: Olds drive Gnus
GnottaPrublom: what happened to the old fossils on display at the LA History Museum?
cease: gotta meet the gurneys and a dozen gray attorneys
cease: the firesigns? fhey're Back
Bubba's Brain: Tar-nation!
Bobtown: "Nasty nasty on the" beach, like the Devil did in Michael & Mary's song in "The Seventh Seal."
klokwkdog: they got pensioned off, Gnotta
Johnny Piano: TV dinner by the pool, I'm so glad I finished school
Bightrethighrehighre: clams or oysters scared by chickens....?
llanwydd: I'm so glad ah finished skoo
||||||||| "11:25 PM? 11:25 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Merlyn should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Merlyn enters and sits on the couch.
cease: after 10 years, paint shoes brown
Johnny Piano: Chickens with staple guns
doctec: if she were my daughter...
Bubba's Brain: Feather-nation!
GnottaPrublom: you know, what's their names?
Johnny Piano: The return of Merlyn
Merlyn: I got Globner's!
klokwkdog: hail Merlyn
doctec: he vanishes - and then he reappears - it's magic!
Bightrethighrehighre: Merlyn, k-pasa....?
Merlyn: I was recompiling the front page montage
Johnny Piano: I know, I was so pleased at that Merl
Bubba's Brain: so, is that die9?
||||||||| "11:26 PM? 11:26 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bunnyboy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bunnyboy enters and sits on the couch.
GnottaPrublom: hats off to Merl
Bunnyboy: lo agin
Johnny Piano: die9 is intense demonic possession, Bub
Bobtown: Yum, again.
Bunnyboy: Gawd A-mighty I'm full!
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Bb!
llanwydd: hey bunny
Johnny Piano: Ah, Thomas Hardy's latest novel, The Return of The Bunnyboy
Bobtown: Bunny Boy, bes full,
Nairobi Night Gnus: Well, not really see the Light. I did see it once, way back before the beginning. Yes, it was true my friends.. Oh the bright shining disks, they said they were compact disk, heh, heh, but I gnu better. It was vynal. Going 'round and 'round. Well, you could eevn see it! Yes, this was before time...
Bightrethighrehighre: BB beam you in....
Bobtown: hardy har har
doctec: hey bb
llanwydd: safe and sound and angry
Bightrethighrehighre: let's eat!
GnottaPrublom: give him a quarter
Dr Headphones: nairobi: many know about the 12" black things. i have over 1000 of them
Bobtown: that's not much
Johnny Piano: A quarter what?
doctec: my idea for political bumper sticker: "CHURCH AND STATE... we think it's a match made in heaven. vote republican in 2004"
Johnny Piano: A quarter wit?
doctec: "YOU CAN'T STOP PROGRESS... but we can sure slow it up. vote republican in 2004"
Bightrethighrehighre: a quarter squeeze him right there....
cease: hey dave
cease: good one, doc
Nairobi Night Gnus: Goota go set up my DioRama from "How Time Flys" Now there is where we can ...Hey I like tha: Church AND State..Print It!
Bightrethighrehighre: thus church po-lice....
Johnny Piano: "RED TAPE - DON'T WE NEED MORE?"
cease: i like Bush Nader 2004
||||||||| 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 dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: As Peter once said - "That is a Nadir."
Dr Headphones: i thought i was the only one with an intact diorama!
Nairobi Night Gnus: Church & State...Papoon and Teresa!
Bobtown: As Alan Watts said *burp* "You can't put he genie back in the bottle."
llanwydd: that's a pun
Bightrethighrehighre: ted kennedy and Jack Kevorkian 2004....
cease: the nadir, i think, jp. from dear friends
klokwkdog: how about "Re-Elect the Guys Who Gave You the LAST Four Years"?
doctec: Pekoe & Alvarado
llanwydd: by the way, that was Austin
cease: peek Knees. peek Knees
Johnny Piano: Hey, how's about that Keyes...hope he doesn't move here!
cease: who was austin?
Johnny Piano: Austin said "nadir?"
llanwydd: it was austin who said "that's a nadir"
cease: i thought texas said austin
doctec: no, it was bergman who said that
Dr Headphones: jp: black on black for election? should be nasty
Johnny Piano: Hell, when they're all doing drunk voices I guess I can't tell 'em apart
Bunnyboy: Loved Oliphant's recent Nader swipe. Lemme see if I can find it...
cease: sam austin, died at the alamo. awaiting his rental car
GnottaPrublom: ralph...ralph...ralph.. I feel better now, thanks
Bobtown: For the 'culture vultures': DYK, Hellmann's Mayo is Best Foods Mayo & asrev eciv   from sea to sea?
klokwkdog: wasn't Austin the Walrus?
Bightrethighrehighre: that was very austentacious of you....
llanwydd: no doc it was austin
Bobtown: coocoo ka choo
cease: no, that was paul
klokwkdog: Cat - wasn't that the Rent A Wreck ad?
cease: or appall
GnottaPrublom: VA Mayo is delicious
Johnny Piano: I just am waiting for Keyes to say YES so the press can label him "hypocrite" since he lambasted Hillary for doing the same
Nairobi Night Gnus: Hey come on Jesus...Show yourself...where is Papoon when we need him? Heck, where was Papoon when he was here? Geez, Where is a good Papoon when, well look are we going anywhere with this Papoon thing or is it a dead horse?
llanwydd: the walrus was phil
Bunnyboy: Whatya know? Right on the front page!
Bunnyboy: http://www.ucomics.com/patoliphant/
Bightrethighrehighre: nacodocious or timbuktu for that matter....
klokwkdog: gesundheit
cease: appolonia, your prints are ready
GnottaPrublom: the mask is lot
Bobtown: Don't know VA.......here comes the punch line
doctec: bobtown: i remember being taken aback watching tv in the '60s (a new york city station) when i saw an ad for 'best foods' that used all the same footage and the same catchy jingle as the 'hellmans' ad
Bubba's Brain: Someday, my prints will come.
doctec: i think they fed the wrong ad to the station that day
cease: "we" are not the point, nairobi. the lads have other fish to finagle at present, i suspect
Dr Headphones: jesus for prez, papoon for vice prez? sounds good to me
Merlyn: I also got an OK from Ossman to put up some clips from the Natural History Museum show
Merlyn: But the audio is pretty bad
GnottaPrublom: the fish hs washed up on shore
cease: they did pappoon to some extent in 96, as i recall. i helpd ossman with some dialogue for that one
cease: ghood gnuis, merl
GnottaPrublom: how were the old fossils?
cease: did you tape it or their tape, merl?
Bobtown: the fish highskool washed up on shore __ are you sure
klokwkdog: Merlyn - can you plug the drain?
Nairobi Night Gnus: The old fossils were swell, and we is gettin sweller
Johnny Piano: Sedimentary, my dear Flotsom
Bobtown: of Dinah
Merlyn: Just the audio from my camera in the audience
Bobtown: ?
cease: helter swelter
||||||||| "11:35 PM? 11:35 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dave should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dave enters and sits on the couch.
Bobtown: of Dinah
cease: only stephen hawking can, klok
klokwkdog: Merlyn - you didn't take a date?
Johnny Piano: Dave's not here
cease: hey dave. long time no see
Bightrethighrehighre: does it have a chromium switch?
Bunnyboy: Looking forward to actually seeing SECRET HONOR when it comes out on DVD in October.
cease: i think he prefers prunes.
Dr Headphones: i turned in my chromium for the war effort. my switch is plastic
cease: how as the fish, bun?
GnottaPrublom: nset the wrinkles!
doctec: i have to go help lili with some of her (delinquent) expense report paperwork - she has to get the stuff faxed tomorrow so she can get reimbursed for her travel expenses related to the consulting gig she finished the middle of last month
Johnny Piano: California prunes with Botox
Nairobi Night Gnus: Okay kids this is it! Ether you pay attention, or pay the attendent
cease: was, not was
Merlyn: don't think my wife would like that, KWD
klokwkdog: no, Ken, this time they want plastic...you can keep the chrome
Bobtown: Anyone who thinks that "Knowledge is Power" never saw Hawking in a room full of hungry mosssskeeetOOOS
GnottaPrublom: next .. having hand problems
Johnny Piano: I'll pay the attendant
cease: we're paying,van gnus
doctec: you all have a good evening, i'll try to catch you all a little earlier next week
llanwydd: dfghjl;
klokwkdog: does she know you took the camera, then, Merlyn?
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................
Bunnyboy: It was on a double-bill that I caught in the late 70's. I think I only saw the other feature, and a little bit of Phillip Baker Hall in SECRET HONOR, growling: "Fuck 'em!"
Dr Headphones: later, doc
||||||||| 11:37 PM -- doctec left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Bobtown: I'll pay the aelevenant
GnottaPrublom: why?
klokwkdog: nite DT
cease: by doc
Johnny Piano: DT, sleep well
cease: tell a vision, tell a vision
Bunnyboy: Frozen. Warm. Unexceptional.
Bobtown: Bye, Doc
GnottaPrublom: in an undisrobed location
Johnny Piano: Pretty words, beloved....
Dr Headphones: pay the attendant? that's so 1960. i use debit card and pay at the pump :)
Nairobi Night Gnus: Me, too! I' whopped. Long day at the office. Night kids.
klokwkdog: that's what they see...at Wounded Knee...
cease: by gnus
llanwydd: but come to concrusion
Bightrethighrehighre: gonna go full time with my life, lib-b-b-b-b-berb-b-b-bty, and the pursuit of recreational self-medication, see ya'll a while ago....
Dr Headphones: bye, nairobi, come back soon :)
klokwkdog: nite NNG
Bobtown: Tell a graph, but, NEVER - tell a *crack* ( Wifey lands a pan on më noggin )
llanwydd: nite gnus
Johnny Piano: G'ni, gnu!
||||||||| Bightrethighrehighre runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bightrethighrehighre?! It's 11:39 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: bring the rest of the trio
Bubba's Brain: Gnight Gnu
Bobtown: Bye, Gnu
klokwkdog is good for another 2 min hisself
Johnny Piano: And the Dutch Masters
Bunnyboy: Anybody see Hunter S. Thompson's new book? HEY, RUBE! BLOOD SPORT, THE BUSH DOCTRINE, AND THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF DUMBNESS. HISTORY FROM THE SPORTS DESK.
klokwkdog: not until now...
Bunnyboy: I defy anyone to come up with a better title this year.
cease: i read an anthology of his recently. piece of shit
Bunnyboy: And the book might be good, too!
GnottaPrublom: dropping like flies in a klien bottle
klokwkdog: do we need yet another rendition of Gresham's Law?
Johnny Piano: I'll wait for the movie...
Bubba's Brain: The Dutch Boy Masters -- excellent house painters.
Dr Headphones: hst writes some great stuff on espn website. that's all i read from there
Johnny Piano: Fingers in the dykes!
cease: read his blog this week about how much better it was to talk football with nixon than bush
GnottaPrublom: fear and loathing that one
klokwkdog: I thought they were crowding out Tiger Woods...
Bunnyboy: JP: Don't wait! Johnny Depp will be too old, by that time.
Bobtown: Peter Paul Mounds Rube Inns
Johnny Piano: Yeah, and Gilliam will be dead
cease: did anyone believe him as hunter?
Bubba's Brain: Peter Paul and Mary's Mounds?
cease: no, it's a beaut
Bunnyboy: Y'all know that THE RUM DIARIES is in production, with Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.
GnottaPrublom: sometimes I feel like a nut
Dr Headphones: gilligan's dead? what about the skipper?
klokwkdog: depends -- how many people know the real one?
llanwydd: hello I must be going
Johnny Piano: I thought that F&L was entertaining but then I am kinda weird
llanwydd: see you next week
cease: bun, i read a chapter and wished i hadn't
Bunnyboy: Of course, Depp's also busy with Tim Burton's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
cease: by llan
klokwkdog: me too, right now -- nite Ilan -- nite everyone
cease: keep em crawling
Bunnyboy: And probably another half-dozen projects.
Johnny Piano: See ya llan!
Bobtown: Bye, Klok
Johnny Piano: Good night, Klok
GnottaPrublom: wonka's in the Willie Factory?
Dr Headphones: are we all jumping ship? i still have coffee left in my cup
klokwkdog: why do they have to remake that? just clean up the Gene Wilder one and reissue
Dr Headphones: g'nite, klok
||||||||| 11:42 PM -- klokwkdog left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: tick klok
Bobtown: That does give mè the willies.
cease: i'm still near here
Bobtown: Bye, Doc
Johnny Piano: Dave keeps joining in and fading...oh well, they come - they go
Bobtown: never mind
GnottaPrublom: so
cease: gas music from jupiter
Bunnyboy: klok: I don't think this one is a musical. May be getting back to the nastier (though still family-friendly) roots of the story.
Dr Headphones: dave is very much alive, chatting with me on AIM and forgets he's here
Bobtown: send Emily Latilla a check
cease: aha,.i sat on my pipe
Johnny Piano: The remake will be truer to the original book (re: Charlie and Choc)
GnottaPrublom: smoke one scrotum
cease: oh, that's magritte!
Johnny Piano: Not a musical either!
Dr Headphones: smoked nuts? almonds are good that way......
Bunnyboy: (sings) Smoke them scrotums, put 'em in a basket...
GnottaPrublom: have an apple over your face
Bunnyboy: C'est non l'derriere'.
Johnny Piano: Careful, McCartney may sue you!
Bobtown: McCathy may have you up before the
Bobtown: House on UnAmerican Act Trivities
Bunnyboy: (points to picture of the Weaselly Resident of the United States) THIS is an Ass!
GnottaPrublom: anyone have any lynch?
Johnny Piano: But we're not acting - this is REAL!
Bunnyboy: (sings) Cheer up, Charlie...
Johnny Piano: Someone else can answer that one...
GnottaPrublom: we're all actors here
Bunnyboy: SFX: Needle scratching across vinyl
Bobtown: All the world's a stage
cease: points to missing record of bushs physical in 1972, this is your ass on drugs
Dr Headphones: gnot: no lynch here, but there's a tree in my yard. you bring the rope
Bunnyboy: And all the people underpaid players.
Bobtown: but is mostly only showin' old, cheap re-runs.   It's frest here.
Johnny Piano: Man, that's a big ol' ass
Bobtown: frest as hell
Bobtown: Frest, now in low carb
GnottaPrublom: I'm an old cow hand...
Bobtown: and high in crab
Bubba's Brain: ....
Bobtown: with cow
cease: mmm, crabcakes
Bobtown: and a hand - Jeffery Dommer special mix
Johnny Piano: Try kerosene for that
cease: big bottom
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from the yaws
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Nairobi Night Gnus - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
GnottaPrublom: Hey, you've hear about the Atkin's seafood diet for dyslexics? It's low crab!
Bobtown: Care O Scene
Bunnyboy: The Resident, also known as "That Asshole!"
Dr Headphones: don't use the dyed kerosene though, it's for off-road use only
Bobtown: Mise en scene
Johnny Piano: Awful lot of yaws goin' 'round
cease: good one, gnot
Bunnyboy: Or, "L'il Asshole", in lighter moments.
Bobtown: Mouse in scene, MICKEY!
Johnny Piano: Caro-syrup scene
GnottaPrublom: i've got the fiddlers
Bobtown: Top o the world, Minnie!
Johnny Piano: Who put the Mickey in the Ground Zero?
cease: that's Tigger to you, little girl
Bunnyboy: Tigger is free. HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS!
Dr Headphones: fiddler crabs? they are small, take a lot to make a meal
cease: if she were my daughter, i'd
Bobtown: Coffee ground monster zero
Johnny Piano: Tigger was just keeping abreast of his situation
Bunnyboy: "I forgot that I had THREE toes. Heh...heh...heh..."
GnottaPrublom: what ever happened to the Firesign?
Bobtown: Fiddler on the meal
Johnny Piano: They's in hibernation
Bunnyboy: They took the picture, and it lasted a whole lot longer.
cease: what happened to dave? i wanted to ask him if he went to rockie mountain fiddler camp, now 2 of frankens pals teach at
Bobtown: High Burrrrrr Nation, indeed
cease: they're stil here, gnotta
GnottaPrublom: do we have to wait 17 years for the next swarm?
Bunnyboy: cease: Didja ever see LATELINE, the Franken series from about 8 years back?
cease: you havent heard their recent albums, tv show, tours?
Johnny Piano: Cryogenically preserved
Bunnyboy: The whole series will be on DVD in a couple of months.
Bubba's Brain: hyper-nation?
GnottaPrublom: not since they got fired from NPR
Bobtown: PrePaid, tooooo
cease: not sure, bun. maybe, sounds familiar but dont think i saw many
||||||||| "11:53 PM? 11:53 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dave should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dave enters and sits on the couch.
Dr Headphones: dave's back :)
Johnny Piano: Damn, empty the vaults - them DVDs are the future!
Bunnyboy: That would be North Dakota, in the winter. 30 below, with wind.
Dave: no I didn't get a chance to go this year Cat, had too much going on
cease: they had a couple of gigs recently and will tour next year
Bobtown: DAVE!
Bunnyboy: lo Dave
Johnny Piano: wood
Bunnyboy: I gotta putter off. Nite, yez.
GnottaPrublom: flops?
cease: but is ithe same camp franken talks about?
cease: that's too weird
Dr Headphones: bye, bun
Johnny Piano: Niteynite, Bb
cease: but not as weird as you working with rachel donahue
cease: by bun
Bobtown: Bye, Bunny
Bubba's Brain: Nite Bun.
Dave: near Estis Park is the one I went to, must be
||||||||| 11:55 PM -- Bunnyboy left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dave: ah I miss working with Raechel a lot,
Dave: you knew her?
Johnny Piano thinks that it's weird that Bb also looks like "B flat"
Dave: indeed
GnottaPrublom: oh well, iguess someone had to mention Firesign before the night was over
cease: they fiddle on the pirate show was from that camp, along with al's constant friend who started the school. was talkng about enrollent this week
Bobtown: B tortilla flat ironman, with Ozzy and Hairy Ate at 8
Johnny Piano: Hey, we talk Firesign a lot in these here parts - ya just gotta pay attention!
cease: i was in a room she walked into, when i was talking to her husband, this would have been 1968, kmet. the firesign had a sunday morning show there.
Bobtown: I'll pay aninetion
Bobtown: sorry about that
Dr Headphones: cash or check?
GnottaPrublom: try a search once...
Johnny Piano: I only take credit
cease: i always mention firesgin, gnottas
Johnny Piano: But if you need to, I will do Paypal...
Bobtown: Check O Pervokitive
cease: tha'ts why this group exists
GnottaPrublom: yeah but do they exist?
cease: what would you like to mention, gnotta
Johnny Piano: we do speak of Firesign, as well as other things
Dr Headphones: gnotty problem of existentialism here
Johnny Piano: Firesign does exist, just like the aliens in your eggs!
GnottaPrublom: like what are they doing now... how was the LA gig?
Dr Headphones: i have no eggs, i'm male
cease: gnotta?
Bubba's Brain: Sealing wax and other happy stuff.
Bobtown: Check O Provocative , in the mail
Dr Headphones: gnotta: about this time is when phil sometimes shows up.
Johnny Piano: You'll have to ask Merlyn about L.A.
Bobtown: Shows up - or - throws up ?
GnottaPrublom: did any of you go?
Johnny Piano: Not many of us in L.A.
Bobtown: Nope, not moi.
||||||||| 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..
Johnny Piano: tic tic tic
GnottaPrublom: how was it - ?
Bobtown: lime tic
Bobtown: deer tick
Johnny Piano: Gnotta, you need to acquire the Weirdly Cool video - that will give you an idea of what it was like
Bobtown: YIKES!
GnottaPrublom: no reviews?
cease: allo?
Merlyn: The LA show was pretty good, kind of a test for the 2005 tour
Dr Headphones: weirdly cool is great!
Johnny Piano: Search the L.A. papers
Bobtown: I was soooooooooooooooooooo impressed with the PBS WC program
Merlyn: They did wall of science, some radionow stuff
GnottaPrublom: I have it .. pathetic
Johnny Piano: Ah, thanks Merl - you can handle this better than any other.
Dr Headphones: i reviewed WC for amazon.com, not sure if it's still there or not
Dave: are they coming this way Merl?
GnottaPrublom: i thougth WC was flat
Merlyn: I'll put up some clips of the LA show in a few days or so
Bobtown: I reviewed "Hollywood Rat Race" for Barnes & Noble, what a noble thing of më to dew.
Merlyn: though the audio isn't terribly good
Dr Headphones: it is flat. otherwise it wouldn't fit in the DVD player
GnottaPrublom: ahaaaaa, that's the problem
Johnny Piano: I think WC was kind of a compromise - not what it was intended to be
Bobtown: Man 0 day! I was worried, havin' listened to "How can you be......" about a bazillion times that the PBS gig would fall short.   It didn't I GREATLY enjoyed each (well, most) moments.
Dr Headphones: the extras on it are great. the rehearsal, the old jack poet stuff, etc.
Bobtown: And Curly Mints and Larry Mints.
Johnny Piano: The problem of working with any corporate company - including PBS
Dr Headphones: bob: the visual stuff on the DVD is great, but you can "get it" without seeing
Bobtown: & Shemp Mints
Bobtown: & Curly Joe Mints
Bobtown: & Joe Mints
Bubba's Brain: Mints Meet
GnottaPrublom: timing was off ... you could tell that they hadn't been performing together very often...forgetting famous lines, etc.
Dr Headphones: well, gnot, live is sometimes not perfect. there's a tradeoff, but mostly live is better in my book. even live music when they hit the occasional bad note is almost always better than recorded perfectly in 243 takes
Bobtown: Picky picky picky ___ Pat Paulsen for prez
Johnny Piano: or worse yet, edited to death - hooray for spontaneity
Bobtown: I haven't done 243 takes in my life.
GnottaPrublom: but this was the best of 2 shows? correct?
Bobtown: NOT a ALL hard to believe
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Formality into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 12:08 AM, then departs.
Bubba's Brain: Welcome back, Formality.
Merlyn: this is just a formality
GnottaPrublom: if they were a performing group, it would have worked...
Johnny Piano: Hey hey hey, we don't stand on you, Formality
Formality: what an entrance
Bobtown: I posted, at mê Yahoo group, my cover of "To Anacreon In Heaven"
Dr Headphones: i'm informal, just sitting here in my blue terrycloth bathrobe. must i go put on my tux and tie now?
Bobtown: You know the music as "The Star Spangled Banner."
Dr Headphones: ah yes, the old drinking song which became an anthem
Bobtown: Clothing talk!
Dave: test
Bobtown: Yes, Doc, the words are tooooo cooool
Johnny Piano: That's appropriate - drunken nation!
Formality: it used to be a drinking song?
Bobtown: Drinkin' and chasin' (and catchin') babes
GnottaPrublom: No PBS stations carried it ever agian.... not like Doo-wop or Catsdkill Comis..oy vey
Johnny Piano: Break out the beer, it's election time!
Bobtown: To Anacreon
Dr Headphones: well, dear friends, it's after midnight and i'm turning into a pumpkin. will see you all (or not) next week. g'nite
||||||||| c ease waltzes in at 12:11 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bobtown: In heaven full of glee
c ease: i was off cut
GnottaPrublom: and a......
Bobtown: A few sons harmony set a petition
Johnny Piano: Nite, Ken - I'll be sending some kind of Oohs radio file soon...
c ease: this cat sure do love dill
Johnny Piano: Better than cross cut, Cat
GnottaPrublom: "You Can't Handle The Truth!"
Bobtown: That he their inspirer and patrom would be
Bubba's Brain: Whenever I sing those lyrics, everyone looks at me as if I were an anacreaonism.
Dr Headphones: ok, jp, thanks in advance
c ease: only the Tru part
||||||||| 12:12 AM -- Dr Headphones left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Bobtown: When this answer arrived, from the jolly old Grecian
Johnny Piano: The Truth is you didn't like it, but some of us did...
Bobtown: Voice, fiddle and flute, no longer be mute
Dave: there ya go Cat
Bobtown: I'll lend you may name, and inspire you to boot!
c ease: all i had to do was reboot
c ease: boots for industry
Bobtown: And then I'll instruct you, like me, to entwine
c ease: reboots for the dead
GnottaPrublom: I did like it, kinda but not like when I've seen them in concert!
Johnny Piano: I too am going elsewhere...it's been a LONNNNNGGGGG day - see ya next time
c ease: hi form. how norm?
Bobtown: the mrytile (sp) of Venus and Bauchus (sp) vine
c ease: by jp
Merlyn: bye piano
c ease: keep em japing
Bobtown: Bye, Johnny
Johnny Piano: Gnot, we haven't a quarrel - you have memories of better performances, and I'm happy for you
Bubba's Brain: Jim Bacchus?
GnottaPrublom: I tried....
Johnny Piano: See ya
||||||||| 12:14 AM -- Johnny Piano left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Bubba's Brain: Nite JP
Bobtown: The myrtle of Venus and Bacchus's vine.
Bobtown: Bye, JP
||||||||| 12:14 AM: 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!"
c ease: i'm your venus, i'm your sweden
c ease: it's bone
Bobtown: That Bone E Boi is one big ..... OH! Hi Good Buddy.
Bubba's Brain: Im your fire, I'm your desire.
Bone-E-Boi: One big bone?
Bobtown: I now enter the race
c ease: i'm your norwhale, i'm your retire
Merlyn: put the hats in a ring, wagonmaster, the republicans are coming
Bubba's Brain: I'm your tire, I'm your spare tire.
Bobtown: Bite that tire
c ease: then we be shootin at ourselves, master merln
Bubba's Brain: I never tire of that joke....
Bobtown: Would'nt that be a good year?
c ease: hey neal, throw me another tire
Bubba's Brain: When I was 17, I was a very GoodYear.
Bobtown: and very good year for beatin' my meaaa...
Bubba's Brain: Don't tread on me.
Merlyn: if you get rich, then it's a goodrich
Bobtown: Rich Rich said so
Bobtown: as did that China Commie guy
c ease: if rich were still rich, he'd still own lodestone
Bubba's Brain: Oooh, I'm in Radial Prison.
Bubba's Brain: Good one, Cat.
Merlyn: she's a radial, raaaaadial on the floor
Bobtown: I'm in a Sad Eye Call Prison
Merlyn: and she's rollin' like she's never rolled before...
Bobtown: But, ain't __ ___ ?
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Formality - dead from The Plague
||||||||| cease - dead from the yaws
||||||||| GnottaPrublom - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
c ease: no meaness intened, bub and rich and everyone. just funning with the language
Bone-E-Boi: We need volunteers to canvas the battleground state of Missouri for Kerry.
Bobtown: Mostly
Bubba's Brain: Just let me take off my steel belt, here....
Bubba's Brain: None taken, c.
c ease: allo allo?
Merlyn: Hope those were legit; anyone complain of getting reaped when they shouldn't have tonight?
Bone-E-Boi: You'll have to relocate until November. Move there and live there.
Bubba's Brain: cat, you're a vampire.
Bubba's Brain: oh... wihth and without a space... I see
Bone-E-Boi: Sorry! I forgot. I'm supposed to stop being cynical.
Bubba's Brain: For a second there I thoght they geve you immortality AND gave you death.
Bobtown: Ain't that the words!
Bone-E-Boi: We need volunteers! Do I see a show of hands?
c ease: do paws count?
Dave: what did Tom tell you about radio? Raechel never spoke ill of him, said he had a deep voice an
Dave: shit
Bone-E-Boi: Paws don't count as easily as hands.
Bubba's Brain puts his hand, covered with white paint, on an orc's forehead...
Dave: now I'm pressing buttons wrong, sorry was supposed to be to cat
Bone-E-Boi: That's the reason Tigger beat the rap.
Bubba's Brain: "Nice day for a white wizard.... nice day to start again..."
Bobtown: God is CONcept   by which we measure our penis or gonad creation, in general (Foods or Patton) .
Bone-E-Boi: Wedding. White wedding, Bubs.
c ease: moshi moshi
c ease: i keep dissappearing
Bubba's Brain: Sorry, I was riffing....
Merlyn: I saw that cat
Bubba's Brain: "I'll have some of what he's riffing...."
Bobtown: I get about 97 differrrrrant drop-downs and such, while here.
Bobtown: 'Tis worth it, though.
Merlyn: what's that, bob?
c ease: merl, this has been happening to me since the beginning of the chat
c ease: i'm cursed or whatever. i somehow manage to come back
Bubba's Brain: Well, I think I'm gonna head off towards some shut-eye, y'all.
Bobtown: Bye, Bubba
c ease: `ok, off we flow.
c ease: next week for the next weekens!
Merlyn: bob, you mean you get popups?
Bubba's Brain: Nytol.
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:29 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Bubba's Brain by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Bobtown: Who's Bob? Besides a MOST well done Weird Al song.
Merlyn: bobtown, we shorten names here
Bobtown: Oh, DUH! Iz a goofflaw
Merlyn: Especially that Bightrethighrehighre guy
Bobtown: Drop-downs, AOL stuff, who knows what all.
Bobtown: I mean, Iz a goofleaw, Merl.
Merlyn: what browser do you use? Are you on a PC? I wrote this chat code. I think the frequent refreshing is triggering popup spam more often or something.
Bobtown: IE, & me lill' HP PC
||||||||| 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 formality disembarks at 12:33 AM.
Bobtown: Hi, Hap
formality: hello?
formality: churp churp
formality: 'n shit
Bobtown: Well, it ain't spam, it's just a (tiny) bit of a gnu-sance
Dave: well I'm growing old and tired :), so I think I'm gonna call it a night, see you all next week, cat email me please
Bobtown: Say goodnight Dave, Goodnight Dave.
||||||||| "Hey Dave!" ... Dave turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:36 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Bobtown: It must have been the fire in Bradshaw's eyes.
Merlyn: formality, did the reaper kick you off by mistake?
Bobtown: Nope
Bobtown: He used to keep me here, even when I sign-out and would come back with a different name
Bobtown: 'd
||||||||| It's 12:40 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...
Bobtown: -d
Bone-E-Boi: White wizard, black magic.
Bobtown: Yummy homemade cookies. Oatmeal & chcoc chip.
Bone-E-Boi: That ol' Bubba's Brain put a spell on me.
||||||||| Outside, the 12:42 AM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving heliotrope coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bobtown: Howdy do, Helio
heliotrope: hello from far, far away
Bobtown: CRAP! I got chocolate on the mouse, & peanut butter on the chocolate.
Merlyn: hoo ha helio
Merlyn: how far away?
Merlyn: chocolate mousse?
heliotrope: VERY far away. LOL
Bobtown: Couldn't be as far as West Virginia.
heliotrope: Well, Denver...pretty far from WV
Merlyn: I think I can guess.... hold on
Bobtown: Indeed
Bobtown: Helio, are you.....at a Rocky Mountian high elevation?
heliotrope: 5280, indeed.
Bobtown: in Colorrrraddddoooooooo
Bobtown: If John Denver
heliotrope: Ick!
Bobtown: had used a john, in Denver
Bobtown: then
Merlyn: I would have guessed Denver since your IP address is from US west in Denver
Bobtown: He is a wizard!
heliotrope: do'h! ya!
Bobtown: Where does my IP say I'm from?
Bobtown: Pair a noid, aint' he?
heliotrope: Well, dunno, here. Don't usually "peek"
Merlyn: There are web pages to map IP address to the company
Merlyn: Check out http://www.samspade.org/
Bobtown: I didn' t know that.
Bobtown: Cool, thank you, Merl.
Bobtown: Sam Spade, amusing
heliotrope: ya, but I don't usually "peek" 'spect ever' body is jes where they iz
Merlyn: The last person to click a "buy" link for a Firesign album was in VA, for Everything You Know Is Wrong
Merlyn: Hey, you said far away, like Tierra del Fuego or something
||||||||| It's 12:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| formality - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
heliotrope: Well, fixin' to get me some; been a long time. Missed all this
Bobtown: As Jön said, in "The Seventh Seal," "No matter where you turn, your backside is behind you,"   My second "Seventh Seal" quote of the night.
Bone-E-Boi: I'm off to stretch my legs.
Merlyn: Oddly enough, it says I'M in Denver too! My ISP says it's Qwest based in Denver...I'm in St. Paul
Bobtown: Ralph Spoilsport on the shortwave
Merlyn: Aren't you tall enough now?
Bone-E-Boi: I'll be several inches taller when I get back.
heliotrope: LOL
Bobtown: Bye, BEB
Merlyn: but if you read the fine print, you see "twin cities internet" as the sublessee
heliotrope: I'll be several inches smaller...Alice DOES like to play with 'shrooms, dontcha know.
Bone-E-Boi: I saw The Mighty Wind on the tellie tonight. Three members of the Credibility Gap reunited. Two members of SCTV. A gathering of coots.
Bone-E-Boi: Er, loons.
Bobtown: One pill makes you Alice and one pill makes you tall
Bone-E-Boi: Adios!
heliotrope: a bien tot!
Merlyn: Joe Flaherty often posts in alt.tv.sctv Look for "Guy Caballero"
Bone-E-Boi: A gathering of loons.
Bobtown: Cool coots, me hopes, and ƒunny.
Merlyn: He was telling people about the comment track recordings for the SCTV DVD release
Bobtown: I AM FOND TO MAX OF     COUNT FLOYD
Bobtown: AWHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
heliotrope: remeber my first album, long gone now. looking at getting a couple, or 5 CDs. Missed this.
Bone-E-Boi: The movie made me LOL enough times to be good for my mental health. OTOH, mentally ill people often laugh all the time, so who knows.
Merlyn: I liked it when floyd was drunk and did the news still dressed as count Floyd
Bobtown: Guy should've gotten some help, maybe from AAA.
heliotrope: kewl room; glad I stopped by
Bone-E-Boi: Reader's Digest was right. It really is your best medicine. I am Joe's funny bone.
heliotrope: er, AAA or AA? LOL
Bobtown: Guy should've gotten FLOYD
Merlyn: No, not Guy, it was Floyd Robertson, the news guy.
Bobtown: Yeah, but Guy was station manager.
Bobtown: Straighten-out his employee
Merlyn: Here's Joe Flaherty's first post in alt.tv.sctv: http://www.google.com/groups?selm=1e8f9787.0306182255.70619cac%40posting.google.com
Bone-E-Boi: http://imdb.com/title/tt0310281/fullcredits
heliotrope: TV deprived, here...long story, and won't bore ya. Really miss decent comedy.
Bobtown: Cool, thanks, I put it on favorites
Merlyn: There's a lot of audio on the Firesign site that you can download or stream
Bone-E-Boi: Did I mention Fred Willard? He's in it.
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:59 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Bone-E-Boi by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
heliotrope: Awesome, thanks!
Merlyn: I haven't seen A Mighty Wind yet...
Bobtown: Bye, BEB
heliotrope: Oh, and Fernwood Tonight.
Merlyn: The best stuff is their XM radio show clips: www.firesigntheater.com/xmradio
Merlyn: Fernwood 2Night
Bobtown: I wrote a parody of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" about breakin'-wind.
Merlyn: technically
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bobtown: "Mighty Wind' is now, also, on favorites.
heliotrope: do tell, bubba! LOL
Bobtown: What?
heliotrope: parody on "Heart of Glass" LOL
Bobtown: But firstly
heliotrope: assume it's minus the "Gl"
Bobtown: before I give you the URL
heliotrope: and...?
Bobtown: ONLY go to the song I tell you to, my stuff is hated by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Krishnas, Atheists, Hindus and Hindonts
heliotrope: Far out, man! Give, I shall go.
Bobtown: http://www.ic-musicmedia.com/TOR
Bobtown: It's in "Radio TOR" the song description tells which one. Oh, yes, its titled "Fart o Ass."
Merlyn: Getting kinda late..I'll be taking off. Chat is every thursday night, normally, but you can do it anytime.
Merlyn: byeeee
||||||||| Catherwood says "1:06 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Bobtown: Bye, Merl
heliotrope: bye Merlyn
heliotrope: LMAO, Bob
Bobtown: Thank you, thank you very much *Elvis vox*
heliotrope: I LOVE wikkid stuff...good shit, doll.
heliotrope: ROTF here
Bobtown: I have a GREAT TIME putting those together (plus it's fun to "Shoot Back") and when someone digs it, that's some fine icing on the cake.
heliotrope: nice falsetto, with the "sweet" sound effects.
heliotrope: Beam-A-Poop; too awesome
Bobtown: Thanks, I have little sound equipment, soooo, I do dig you diggin' it.
Bobtown: It makes me laugh.
Bobtown: $5 dollar mic, no feces.
heliotrope: awesome; have decent sound here. LMAO; listening. kewl
heliotrope: Aw, paid $10 for my labtec mic...damn! jealous
Bobtown: *TOR folds hands, bows toward PC screen & Helio*
heliotrope: NO! You are the master!
heliotrope: LOL, on the count of Pi
Bobtown: I hope your not adding 'baiter' to the end of 'master'.'
Bobtown: 'CAUSE I never go fishin'.
heliotrope: What? You fish?
heliotrope: No? dang
heliotrope: Got some nice rainbows and kokanee here
Bobtown: Oh, if you had haddok or monk fish ( and some hand gernades) I could go aqua huntin'.
Bobtown: or even gre
heliotrope: Nah, only got elk and Rocky Mountain oysters (actually quite tasty)
Bobtown: I
heliotrope: you...what?
Bobtown: I'm guessin' Rocky Mount oysters are the same as the Mountian Bull Balls of WV fame.
Bobtown: I hit the enter button, an accident .
Bobtown: I wouldn't make a good Fear Factor contestant.
heliotrope: ya, ain't ashamed to say I've had some. Usually with some buffalo sausage.
heliotrope: Nice lunch, actually; here, at a local place called The Mountain Man
Bobtown: Beefalo and/or octopus ain't so bad
heliotrope: octopus is like chewing on rubber, IMHO. Buffalo is awesome
Bobtown: If you here next wee, or if any of us are here next week *gloomy organ music*, I'll give you my bean & sausage recipe, it's goooood.
Bobtown: Octie is crap, as well as squid, if prepared just right.
heliotrope: Elk is da bomb. B-in-law usually has a couple steaks, for me, every year.
Bobtown: r and k conservation
heliotrope: No, squid (calimari) is great, if not overcooked.
heliotrope: Octi is rubber, raw or cooked
Bobtown: is it c or k __ or __ is it tomato tomahtos
heliotrope: LMAO! Krishna's booger. First ex was a Krishan thang! Too funny
heliotrope: You say tomahto, I say tomato...yada, yada, yada. LOL
Bobtown: I gotta go now, there's a kettle of decaf jasmine with Wifey and my name on it. Glad, you dig "Krishy." Happy listening. See you next week. I’ve got whiskers on my earlobes, TOR
heliotrope: love to you! bye now
Bobtown: byr
||||||||| It's 1:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| heliotrope - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 1:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bobtown - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| doctec enters at 1:40 AM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
doctec: ooh, back in black - i'll be right black
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 1:45 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Merlyn: Hey doc, still around?
Merlyn: hmm, nope...
||||||||| Catherwood says "1:45 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| It's 1:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| doctec - dead from Intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."


The Evening's Participants:
Bightrethighrehighre
Bobtown
Bone-E-Boi
Bubba's Brain
Bunnyboy
c ease
cease
Dave
Dexter Fong
doctec
Dr Headphones
Elayne
Formality
GnottaPrublom
heliotrope
Jellyfish Heaven Yamamoto
Johnny Piano
klokwkdog
llanwydd
Merlyn
My Pen IS A Sword
Nairobi Night Gnus
Woody One
URL References:
http://firesigntheater.com/updates/00154.html
http://happytreefriends.com
http://imdb.com/title/tt0310281/fullcredits
http://lodestonecatalog.com/firesign.html
http://lodestonecatalog.com/FireStash.html
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040805/od_nm/campaign_corn_dc_3
www.firesigntheater.com/xmradio
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/album.php?album=phbd&txt=1
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/album.php?album=power&txt=1
http://www.google.com/groups?selm=1e8f9787.0306182255.70619cac%40posting.google.com
http://www.happytreefriends.com
http://www.ic-musicmedia.com/TOR
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/multimedia/index.html
http://www.paranoise.com/
http://www.samspade.org/
http://www.shutitdownnyc.com/MainPage.htm
http://www.ucomics.com/patoliphant/



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