A Firesign Chat


||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for September 09, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with BETTY-JOE close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 4:20 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
||||||||| 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 Merlyn disembarks at 4:20 PM.
Merlyn: You're early...
||||||||| "I'm going to The Sitting Room" says BETTY-JOE, and leaves.
||||||||| BETTY-JOE walks in and says "It's 4:44 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
||||||||| "I'm going to The Sitting Room" says BETTY-JOE, and leaves.
||||||||| 4:50 PM -- BETTY-JOE enters.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Merlyn: oops, I was away, you took so long
Merlyn: ah, but I can see you are no longer there...bye...the reaper will get you.
||||||||| Merlyn leaves at 4:58 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| It's 5:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| BETTY-JOE - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| BETTY-JOE waltzes in at 7:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| 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 WASHINGMACHINE disembarks at 7:15 PM.
||||||||| It's 7:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| BETTY-JOE - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 8 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:35 PM and late as usual, it's Comarde Mr Yamamoto, just back from Billville."
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Merlyn into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 8:36 PM, then departs.
Merlyn: I don't know if senôr Washingmachine is around, Yam
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: dunno
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: George Washingmachine?
Merlyn: I mean "Senõr"
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Maybe a Maytag Repairman
Merlyn: I don't think they had washing machines back then
Merlyn: You're thinking of George Washboard
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: that's señor, BTW
Merlyn: how about "senior"
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Ole Geogre Wasboard, inventor of the Jug Band
Merlyn: There's a neat MP3 of George Bush singing "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" here: http://www.audiostreet.net/artists/006/407/rx.html
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Didn't like milk but knew where it came froom
Merlyn: All done with mixed audio clips
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I've heard that
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: got the lonk off of http://killuglyradio.com
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: It's pretty funny
Merlyn: ok, I just heard it
||||||||| llanwydd enters at 9:00 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Merlyn: Hey llan
llanwydd: catherwood says it's 9 o'clock. That's good enough
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Merlyn: Right on cue (before they scorch)
llanwydd: just got a george carlin CD today. He seems more angry than funny these days
llanwydd: he used to be the funniest guy in the world
Merlyn: which CD?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Wonder why he'd be mad?
llanwydd: it's called "Complaints and Grievances"
llanwydd: I thought his first album was his funniest: "Take-Offs and Put-Ons"
||||||||| 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 Dexter Fong disembarks at 9:05 PM.
Dexter Fong: Where's my luggage?
Merlyn: in my trunk
llanwydd: hi dex
Dexter Fong: An elephant?
Dexter Fong: Hi Ilan, Merl, OI-Man, and WM
Merlyn: can an elephant be a republican mole?
Dexter Fong: Only if it's blind
Merlyn: Mr. Bush's Wild Ride
llanwydd: You know if Ella Fitzgerald had married Allen Funt, she would have been...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: boo
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: bad puns
Dexter Fong: Well Boy, Howdah
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: so anyone see my WMD page?
Dexter Fong: I think I did, Yam..posted link last week yes?
Merlyn: Ha! There are no WMD pages.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: si
llanwydd: is it dangerous?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: that may change weekly, it's gotten a lot of hits
Dexter Fong: No Ilan, quite safe
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/silly-crap/zappa-vs-wmd.htm
Dexter Fong: Good to hear that Yam
Merlyn: No blood for URL
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Url is blue
Dexter Fong: No blue blodd for URL
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: ok
Dexter Fong: Blodd (Olde Englishe Spellinge)
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: obviously yr in Count Dracula mode
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Count any Dracula you want to
Merlyn: I just found a Freeper using a firesign .jpg (the papoon $3 bill), so I replaced it with an anti-freeper image
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: do tell
Dexter Fong: Was a "freeper"?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: what's the url
llanwydd: the balloons are a little small to read on my tv
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oo ick
Merlyn: Original image: http://www.firesigntheater.com/papoon/img/3buck.jpg
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: forgot a large print version
Merlyn: New image for freepers: http://www.firesigntheater.com/papoon/img/3dollar.jpg
Dexter Fong: ILan: Still using that 2-way wrist TV you got from Dick Tracy?
Merlyn: Freepers are rightwing idiots on freerepublic.com
||||||||| 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 Dr. Headphones disembarks at 9:15 PM.
Dexter Fong: Merl: Sounds rather unpleasant
Dexter Fong: Hey Ken
Dr. Headphones: hello, dear friends
llanwydd: So what's the problem merl? You think somebody's gonna print it and spend it on a bootleg Firesign CD
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bubba's Brain', just granted probation at 9:16 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanwydd: No dex, I'm referring to my webtv
Dexter Fong: Hi Bubba
Bubba's Brain: Greetings, all
llanwydd: hi bub
Merlyn: People who use images on our website are stealing bandwidth
Dr. Headphones: howdy, BB.
Dr. Headphones: merl: let's form a lynch mob! (david lynch?)
Dexter Fong: Got any mob?
Merlyn: I've done that for mr. potato head and nick danger, I superimpose ads for fst.com on them
Bubba's Brain: What's this with the bucks.
Dr. Headphones: who would want an image of nick danger except a firesign fan?
Merlyn: some people use them for e.g. blog icons
Merlyn: I don't think the guy using nick danger minded, if I remember, he kept using it
Dr. Headphones: ah, the blog conspiracy. it makes sense to me now ;)
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: damn blogs
Dexter Fong: Blog Cabin Republicans
Dr. Headphones: i use others' images on my page, but with the exception of one which is dynamic, i just download them and don't link to them.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Feed em once and yr done for
Dr. Headphones: i never have liked the term "blog" since it reminds me of that 50s "B" movie "the blob"
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I hotlink inside my vast empire, but otherwise, no
Bubba's Brain: Ah... I've had the same thing happen here. One for a guitar blog.... one for a Steelers fans blog, and one for a conservative web site. Good idea -- unfortunately, I cant change my file naming convention and have my CGI still see it.
Merlyn: I don't like the term "blog" because that's my mom's name
Dexter Fong sings BLOGie, How I love you, Hlow I love you etc
Dexter Fong: Bubba: How'd that meta-mucil rhyme work out =))?
Merlyn: Bergman has said he'll write more stuff on the 2004 election for more website flash movies.
Dr. Headphones: anyone here see the latest (sept. '04) scientific american? there's a picture of albert einstein with peter bergmann in it
||||||||| 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 Rotonoto disembarks at 9:25 PM.
Dexter Fong: Ken: How about Waldo?
Dr. Headphones: hey roto! HE'S ALIVE!!!!!
Merlyn: really phones?
Dr. Headphones: i still haven't found waldo
Rotonoto: steps out of the time machine and out from some bushes, clutching a real grape leaf from suburban Washington DC...
Dr. Headphones: well, merl, it's not the *same* bergmann
Dexter Fong: Oh! LIke terrific Tropical Storm winds, blow this small asian girls socks off
Merlyn: oh, that soap opera actor?
Rotonoto: s'cuse me officer, I just couldn't wait- please don't arrest me...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with klokwkdog-aqua close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:26 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dr. Headphones: i sure am glad i'm not in florida this month......
Dexter Fong: Merl: My thought exactly =))
klokwkdog-aqua: 'lo all, HI ROTO!
Dr. Headphones: hey klok
Dexter Fong: Hey salty Dog
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oi
Dr. Headphones: well, he was/is (?) a german physicist
Rotonoto: yes. like a little flower, my terrific feelings for it...
Merlyn: heisenbergman?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: 1992=andrew; 2k4Charley, Frances and Ivan
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 9:27 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter Fong: Hey Elayne
Elayne: Catherwood's clock is off again, I see.
Bubba's Brain: E!
Merlyn: The one about einstein's parrot, 'phones?
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Dr. Headphones: hi e
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: 1992-Goeorge Herbert Hoover Bush, 2k4, GWMD Bush
Dr. Headphones: e: the clock is on, just wrong
Rotonoto: sez: my seester in Orlando in cinderblock structure, she sella you some swampland cheap!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: coincidence?
Dr. Headphones: don't know about einstein's parrot. was he a relative? :)
Elayne: Ah, I understand, Dr. H. The main spring of this country, wound as tight as it is...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oi E
Dexter Fong: ...or not?
Rotonoto: guaranteed for the life of the storm season
Dexter Fong: Einsteins parrot eaten by Schrodinger's cat
Dr. Headphones: some people in our country aren't wound tight enough. just my opinion.....
Elayne: So I hear my fellow blogger Tilde came by a couple weeks back... did she return last week?
Dexter Fong: E: I belive she did but not using thatname
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Oh E. See my FZ vs WMD page?
Rotonoto: no, but tilde sends ampersand with her appologies...
Dr. Headphones: tillie was here twice in two weeks, i think. nice person
Elayne: No Yam, what's the URL?
Elayne: I don't think Ampersand is a Firesign fan... shame, I think he'd like them.
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: and promises to bring umlaut next week
Dexter Fong: Wow, Ilan gone
Elayne: I saw Amp a few weeks ago, he was on Air America. Nice guy, I've known him about a decade.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/silly-crap/zappa-vs-wmd.htm
Rotonoto: umlaut likes al franken, too
Dr. Headphones: i'll take acute and grave accents for $200, alex
Elayne: Wow, brilliant Yam!!
Dexter Fong: What is a Garcon?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: it's daicrritical
Elayne: That'll be my Silly Site o' the Day tomorrow.
Merlyn: el Ñino tildes at windmills
Rotonoto: Garcon, there's a fly in my soup?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: It's getting a lot of hits, so further episodes are planned
Bubba's Brain: The backstroke....
Dexter Fong: Zip it Roto
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Tho I hope it doesn't get renewed in NOV
Dexter Fong: Amen
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and Bunnyboy disembarks at 9:32 PM.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fong: or Oimain
Dexter Fong: Hi Bunny
Bubba's Brain: Hey Bb
Elayne: Hi Bunnyboy!
Bunnyboy: A qwik pop-in. Gotta walk ma dog.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I'd sooner run out of WMD than run out of zappa
klokwkdog-aqua: hi Bunb
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Phydoe?
Elayne: I understand they haven't found ANY Zappa at ALL in Iraq!
Dr. Headphones: hi, Bb
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Not a bit
Dexter Fong: E: BUt they did find some old Zippos
klokwkdog-aqua: it was dismantled and hidden in Syria, E
Dr. Headphones: they took all their zappa to syria before the war. you KNOW those syrians are serious about being frank
Bunnyboy: Arf!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Marx Brothers not allowed. No Jewish writers
Bunnyboy: Arf!
Dexter Fong: Makes Frankin sense to me Ken
Dr. Headphones: klok, you took the words out of my fingers......
Rotonoto: ken- I thought they were earnest
Merlyn: chico can pass for italian
Merlyn: except in italy, of course
Dr. Headphones: ernest went to camp
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: So can I
Bunnyboy: Aw, damn! I forgot, Franken was on Sundance this week. Poo!
klokwkdog-aqua: anyway, he was important...
Elayne: Doesn't Franken's late-night TV show start soon?
Elayne: I'm in Daily Show withdrawal this week...
klokwkdog-aqua: Ken - I'm eating, you got to type faster and you get more points for composition, too ;-)
Bunnyboy: El: Yes, supposedly last Tuesday. Poo, again!
Dr. Headphones: i just invited a new email friend to come here, he plays some firesign on his streaming radio station (i think) though it's mostly prog rock and blue grass ;)
Merlyn: it should have been on Tuesday night, E
Elayne: Gah, it's been on and I haven't been watching? What station?
Merlyn: I don't seem to get the sundance channel
Bunnyboy: bbl. A puppy needs me.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: y
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves at 9:36 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Elayne: Oh, it's on Sundance? I thought that was something else on Sundance.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: later Bun
Dr. Headphones: i already ate. pork chop casserole with potatoes, mushrooms, and mixed veggies in a nice gravy. french bread with real butter. i haven't had a piece of devilsfood cake yet, but that will happen soon
Rotonoto: roto is getting a kitten in the fall
klokwkdog-aqua looks at his plain fare in defeat...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:37 PM and Bightrethighrehighre steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dr. Headphones: good for you, roto. my cats shared my dinner. they got the fat from the edges of the chops. one of them got a bite of my finger when taking it from me, i bled, but i will probably live through it. another licked butter off my bread while i had my head turned.
Dexter Fong: Hi Bightre
Dr. Headphones: hi biggie
Elayne: Hey Bight!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto always eats plane food
Bightrethighrehighre: Yo' peeeeeps....!!!!
Dr. Headphones: yam: do you get tired of pretzels and cokes?
Merlyn: There's a neat MP3 of Bush singing "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" here: http://www.audiostreet.net/artists/006/407/rx.html
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oi
Merlyn: Put together from audio clips
||||||||| "9:39 PM? 9:39 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits on the couch.
Rotonoto: hey ken- the photo of the kitten 'overdosed' laying on cat food is making the rounds, got send a copy in email 6 months later than yours...
cease: hi
Bightrethighrehighre: I can tell you all went to COMMUNIST MARTYRS HIGH SCHOOL!! you should be watching football, right now...!!!
Dr. Headphones: meow, cat
Rotonoto: foolball? vas is das 'foolball'?
Elayne: I thought they'd all be watching that PBS thing about folk music.
Dr. Headphones: big news from the next town over. two nights ago, someone blew up the arab community center, burned to ground
Bightrethighrehighre: High! cat....
Elayne: Hey Cat!
cease: hi el
Elayne: Oh my God, Dr. H...
Dr. Headphones: roto: it will go around as long as there is email and people like/hate cats
Dr. Headphones: e: happened at 1am, no one hurt
Dr. Headphones: lots of yemeni arabs in that town
Rotonoto: those midwestern folks are so nice, the salt of the earth- wonder what pissed 'em off?
Dexter Fong: A natural gas leak, Ken?
Dr. Headphones: dex: it was natural gasoline, at least that's what the state fire marshall said
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Realized =))
Bightrethighrehighre: did they gassss the kurds....??
Dexter Fong: Changed their URLS
Rotonoto: were you the original photographer, ken? or just passing it on?
Dr. Headphones: state police found two guys an hour away an hour after it happened, they were badly burned except for the hands. type of glove found at scene matched the unburned portion of their hands.
Bightrethighrehighre: and a clean windshield, shoe shine....??
Merlyn: Hmm, the reaper is acting up...
Dr. Headphones: roto: not i, just passed along
Bubba's Brain: Don' fear... .nver mind.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: y
Bightrethighrehighre: the reaper needs to stay as far away from politics and religion....
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I thought of that, too
Dexter Fong: Anyone see the story about a guy in Fla who was gonnna put down a puppy (shoot him) puppy jumped up and hit trigger and shot the guy
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: The reaper gets all his biz short of age that way
Dr. Headphones: unless the reaper starts acting like marlon brando, we don't have anything to fear
Bightrethighrehighre: well, everyone needs to stay as far away from religion as possible, anyway....
Dr. Headphones: dex: read that. poetic justice in two stanzas
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Florida has really bad karma
Dr. Headphones: big: yep, agreed. like they say, the devil is in the details
Rotonoto: mentioned it in our six o'clock news as item coming up after the break- I took a break (nap)
Merlyn: Actually, the reaper is failing by bombing out and not doing anything
Elayne: Yeah, the puppy story was all over the blogs today.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: The reaper's a bum?
Rotonoto: watch out for them tahr gun-totin' puppies- don't get 'em mad!
Bubba's Brain: What'cha gonna do with a broken reaper?
Dexter Fong: Then we can count him
Merlyn: sailin' down the lazy reaper
Dr. Headphones: put cyrus mccormick on it, he'll have it fixed in no time
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: He's cute, he's furry and he's packing!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: arf arf, bang bag
Dexter Fong Here! Fetch this!!
Rotonoto: Florida- heaven for oncological dermatologists
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Pistol Packing Pups, next on FOX
Dexter Fong: Extreme dog chases
Bightrethighrehighre: bark!bark!bark!bark!bark!bark!bark!bark!
Bubba's Brain: Charles Schultz' "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" meets the Beatles "Happiness is a Warm Gun"
Dr. Headphones: tree!tree!tree!
Rotonoto: Well Rex- why'd ya do it? What were you feeling at the time?
cease: i see on the news that da kine is being raided this evening
klokwkdog-aqua: 'way too intellectual for Fox, Yam...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Tags? I don NEED no stinking tags
Dexter Fong sings "Who took the owner out? woof woof
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: "sse Spot Shoot"
klokwkdog-aqua: maybe on CSI...
Bubba's Brain: Cold puppy. Warm gun.
Dexter Fong: Cat: What's Da Kine?
Dr. Headphones: bub: somehow that doesn't sound right to me
Rotonoto: so how's it they know this happened? the have a witness, or did they interview the puppy?
Bubba's Brain: Warm puppy, Cold gun?
cease: a store where you could go and purchase pot, also hash and a new product they invented called "budder" which is 80% thc. great place, obviously but it was never legal and this was inevitable
Bubba's Brain: Cold-hearted puppy. Hot lead.
Rotonoto: ya ya, vas is das 'Kine'?
klokwkdog-aqua: maybe cold nose, warm gun
cease: amazing the cops let it operate for 4 monthes
Dr. Headphones: kine is antiquated term for cattle
Bightrethighrehighre: did any body here snag the FST's "Big book of plays" on E bay last week....wasn't me, I tried couldn't meet required starting bid....
klokwkdog-aqua: they wanted enough in kickbacks first
Rotonoto: ya ya, das 'kine' of das little shop you really likes to buy wierd posters in...
Dr. Headphones: big: food more imporant to me than book, even if i would like to have it
cease: maybe that was it
Dexter Fong: Ken: Da Kine is alos Hawiaan expression meaning Da Kine
cease: actually the woman's name who operated the store, carol da kine. i thought it was dutch or german
Bightrethighrehighre: Dr. Headphones:yeah, damn food....
klokwkdog-aqua: probably a branch of some shop in Amsterdam
Dr. Headphones: those dam amsters. you try scrubbing them out.......
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Kine? Veal Porn?
cease: could well be
Rotonoto: you need Deas
Rotonoto: Dead Cat soap, ken
Bightrethighrehighre: which reminds me I'm hungry....LET'S EAT....!!
cease: we were almost amsterdam here. oh well
cease: i went on a "drug history of vancouver" walking tour yesterday. really interesting.
klokwkdog-aqua: I thought Vancouver out-produced Amsterdam...
Dr. Headphones: cat: do you just follow the smoke? :)
Dexter Fong goes afk for drink
klokwkdog-aqua: sometimes that's bio-diesel, Ken
Rotonoto: Fresno? Armenians. Vancouver? Chinese opium dens?
klokwkdog-aqua: you listen for the collective hum of grow lamp ballasts
cease: not just pot. actually it was opium that started the laws here, in 1908 it was banned. but just for chinese people. white people could take whatever they wanted
Dr. Headphones: klok: if you can't tell the difference between french fry smoke and pot smoke, your nose needs work
klokwkdog-aqua: ...and usually they did...
Rotonoto: ahhh so- Roto guess right for once...
cease: the city was actually founded by a tavern owner.
cease: or if your car is running on biodiesel
Dr. Headphones sings: "there is a tavern in the town (in the town)"
Rotonoto: works up a big thirst, populating new territories and all...
Dexter Fong slurps back into his seat
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Genocide makes a big hairy guy like me thirsty
Rotonoto: that's when I wrap my lips around a tall, sweat, edible bottle of good ol' Bear Whiz beer...
Dr. Headphones: i prefer polar pro myself
Bightrethighrehighre: as my daddy sed, "son....
klokwkdog-aqua thought it was a headiful bottle...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: that worked better than expected
Rotonoto: as my daddy said, "son- it's in the water closet, where you left it..."
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Not in Flushing, NY
cease: rat in a box, anyone?
Dr. Headphones: hot rod lincoln? didn't know abe had a car.......
Dexter Fong comes out of the water closet wearing a tasteful wet-suit
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Deep fry that sucker
Rotonoto: that's right, kid- we found your stash and we smoked it
klokwkdog-aqua: you deserve a break today...
Elayne: No, that was Abe's brother. "Hot" Rod Lincoln, all the girls called him.
Elayne: Actually, I'm not sure whether "Hot" or "Rod" was the nickname.
klokwkdog-aqua: Mr. Skinner, let that rat go free!
Dr. Headphones: lol, elayne :)
Merlyn: "lincoln log"
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Free Rats!
Rotonoto: all right Skinner- drop that rat!
Bightrethighrehighre: any relation to pastor Flash....??
Dexter Fong: Free Range Rats
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: That would've been left in the WC, I hope
Elayne: Yes, Merlyn, that's what he called... oh, never mind.
klokwkdog-aqua: the Free the Rats Association!
Dr. Headphones: flash gordon got religion!
klokwkdog-aqua: the Rat-Free Association
Merlyn: I was away
Dexter Fong: Rats associate freely unles they're over populated
klokwkdog-aqua: the Rat Free-Association...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Converting the infidels of Mongo Sanatamaria
cease: flash gordon is the nick of the newsguy at pot tv. i met him at the tour yesterday
Elayne: He got religion and now he's giving it away!
Bightrethighrehighre: oh no....not another vicim of religion....!!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I don't want any
||||||||| 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 Reaper Bait disembarks at 10:01 PM.
Dexter Fong: Slip it under the door
Elayne: But the first one's free, Yam!
Reaper Bait: I come only to die of some horrible disease...
Elayne: Hello RB!
Dexter Fong: Hi RB
Bightrethighrehighre: uhhhhhh.that's VICTIM......sheeeeeeeeeeee....
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oi
Merlyn: A test login; the reaper script is no longer aborting...
cease: speaking of religtion, i'm reading an interesting book now called The Guru Papers
Elayne: RB, there's a lot of that going around. Catchy little number, isn't it?
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: No thank, I know about that "Free" stoof
Rotonoto: he signed a release, give him that 'really big disease'
klokwkdog-aqua suspects that Reaper Bait is a stalking horse for some other chat parcipitant
Bightrethighrehighre: that's our sacred, drought-ridden, empty well....
klokwkdog-aqua: guru expose, Cat?
Elayne: Yeah Klok, it's Merlyn playing with his little avatars again (as the kids all call it).
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I tried to get free love for years
Rotonoto: it's a trojan horse full of absolutely no commentary
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Signed up and that
klokwkdog-aqua wanted to be an avatar when he was a kid, like Lindbergh...
Dr. Headphones: love should be free. it's the romance that's expensive
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 10:03 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: krassner raved about it in that article i think kend or klok sent me
Elayne: Hello Dave!
Dexter Fong: Free Range Love...that's why cowgirls get the blues
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: dave
Dr. Headphones: well, if it ain't brother dave
Dexter Fong: Hi Dave
cease: hi dave
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: I like riding the radar range
Rotonoto: mister dave is back, and he's beautiful, larry...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: me and my horse, amana
cease: o riley?
klokwkdog-aqua: fashionably late, eh?
Bightrethighrehighre: speaking of drought, I'm outta moss, see ya'll in a few from then....
cease: no, o'malley
Rotonoto: code two rules, you know...
Bubba's Brain: ...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: A drought of draught?
Dr. Headphones: ok, biggie, the door is always open
klokwkdog-aqua: color them amber now, Roto
Rotonoto: blushes amber...
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: WTF is the color this week anyway?
klokwkdog-aqua thinks it's down to Defcon Yellow, at least until Bush feels insecure again
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Aha
Dexter Fong: Nut Brown Ale
Rotonoto: chartreuse with amber accents
||||||||| 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 llanwydd disembarks at 10:06 PM.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Love Cheny's rap this week
Dexter Fong: Ilan..Welcome back
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: llan
Dr. Headphones: don't know if my nuts are brown or not. covered so they can't be seen
cease: are there brown nuts? i though nuttiness was only for white people
Rotonoto: no, it's 'crap', but the 'c' is silent
Elayne: I'm going to have a lie-down now. See y'all next week!
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: insane negroes? Yow!
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 10:06 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dexter Fong: See you Elayne
Rotonoto: bye Elayne
Dr. Headphones: sometimes ya feel like a nut.......
cease: what are you doing to celelbrate 9-11? got your cards in the mail yet?
klokwkdog-aqua: nite E
cease: by el
Merlyn: Whatcha talkin' bout, Yammy?
Rotonoto: Cheney no longer scares the rap out of me, the 'c' is silent anyway...
Dexter Fong: Cat: I'm going to a 7-11...start early
Dr. Headphones: cat: nothing here. if there is memorial service on TV i will turn it to shopping channel or some such mindless thing
cease: good one, dex
klokwkdog-aqua: cat - what about idi amin?
cease: i thought bush was gonna declare it a national holiday during his convention
Dr. Headphones: news flash: idi amin is STILL dead!
Rotonoto: yep mister dex, start early, get in on the ground floor with 7-11 and work your way up, how pervertedly inverted a career move
Dexter Fong: But is spirit lives on in Sudan
klokwkdog-aqua: cat - probably just sit back and see what Osama has planned
Merlyn: Then it's MOIDER!
llanwydd: my ISP is giving me trouble. I called them and they said to call the phone company
cease: did you notice osama's name was never mentioned during the convention?
Merlyn: thirty seconds for my reaper bait to die...
Dr. Headphones: i worked 7-11 once for about a year. resigned shortly after man with gun took what he wanted.
Rotonoto: heh! my isp had trouble too
Merlyn: they mentioned obama more than osama
Dexter Fong: Merl: Do you want us to count down?
Rotonoto: die reaper bait, die!
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from measles
||||||||| Reaper Bait - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog-aqua: Ilan - isn't calling the phone company like bringing coals to Newcastle or samovars to Tula?
Dexter Fong: The Reaper walks again
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/09/07/cheney.terror/index.html
Rotonoto: aw heck! I thought sure it was gonna be Glaubner's
llanwydd: we'll just see how long I stay online this time
||||||||| 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 10:10 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
klokwkdog-aqua: maybe it's a silly walk this time, Ash
Dr. Headphones: cheney is a dangerous bastard. my opinion only
Dexter Fong: Well dear friends, gonna start the parking procedure early tonight..hope to be back soon..until then, "I'M away"
Merlyn: Dick Cheney, The Man of 1000 Feces
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/09/09/cold.case.arrest.ap/index.html
Rotonoto: yeah, and "WASHINGMACHINE" isn't working either, it's sll still a dingy grey...
klokwkdog-aqua: good luck, Dex
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: DICK Cheney
Rotonoto: good one, merl
Dr. Headphones: bye mr. away
llanwydd: cheney doesn't do much beside run his mouth
Rotonoto: we'll save you a compact size space, dex...
Merlyn: Washingmachine is still refreshing the chat page
||||||||| 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 Dave disembarks at 10:12 PM.
llanwydd: I'm sure he's a big embarrassment to Bush but Bush won't admit it
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Bush doesn't have a clue
Rotonoto: working the chat room for laughs, but for got to add detergent and is still a dingy grey
Merlyn: Dave, were you kicked off wrongly?
||||||||| Outside, the 10:13 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Miz Beet coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: hi dave
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Bush is a fucking moron
Miz Beet: hello friends
Dr. Headphones: cat: watched show on discovery/nytimes channel just now on martin luther king streets, at end, one of the credits was someone with ishikawa last name. didn't catch the job or first name, went by too quickly
Merlyn: hmm, no, I think it was legit
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Miz Beet? All Reet!
Rotonoto: llan: you kidding, guy? isn't it the converse? (other than gay politics, that is...)
Dr. Headphones: hey, sweetie beetie :)
Merlyn: No, MRS. Bush is fucking a moron
Bubba's Brain: She's back -- we didn't scare her off!
cease: yeah there are millions of ishikawas
Miz Beet: you bet your roots, toots
Merlyn: Even Irish ones
Rotonoto: yes, but such a sweet texas accent...
cease: cheney still talking about iraq responsible for 9-11 on air america
Dave: fucking hell, I'm busy and forgot I was on and all, I'm here for a bit though
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:14 PM and Tweenys&nose steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: Did anyone see that video I posted on here w/Boosh explaining Tribal Sovernirnity(sp)
klokwkdog-aqua: OK, must beam 200' north, back later
Miz Beet: are you talkin bout Laura, aka Pickles Stepford?
||||||||| klokwkdog-aqua leaves at 10:15 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Rotonoto: do tell?
Tweenys&nose: 'lo all...
cease: tween, miz
Dr. Headphones: hi tweeny
Merlyn: hey tween, did you know flash animations use tweens?
Tweenys&nose: Pickles Stepford - LOL
Miz Beet: lo tween, dave
Rotonoto: tween for a day
Comarde Mr Yamamoto: oi
Miz Beet: twixt tween an twenty...i think pat boone wrote that
Tweenys&nose: Those flashes get pretty animated sometimes.
Dr. Headphones: did anyone see martin short on letterman talking about his dinner with princess anne? he asked her how the queen was, she replies "you mean my mum, my sis, or my husband?"
Tweenys&nose: Tween doris & day
cease: good one, kend
Dr. Headphones: que sera, sera
Rotonoto: regretably, had the sound turned down, was talking on phone- but saw the election booth extravaganza part
Merlyn: I saw part of it
Dr. Headphones: cat: he said she had been hitting the sake pretty hard that night
Miz Beet: lol dr. H
Merlyn: Hmm, construct a sentence using only ambiguously pronounced words: "Wind sake resume..."
llanwydd: the scumbags just shut me off again and I am getting very upset
cease: yeah, sake is powerful stuff, particularly if you drink it cold
Dr. Headphones: scumbags should be immersed in boiling plutonium
cease: when i lived in japan i always boiled it and then drank it was a side of ice water. it annoyed the locals but fuck em
Rotonoto: llan needs real isp for sure
Dave: life is a bitch
Merlyn: Here's a bizarre sentence I made up years ago; add spaces to make two different sentences -- "youreadeviltomestimatedsissue"
Miz Beet: revenge is a dish best served cold... and with a little sake: thus spake Khan.
Merlyn: either "You read evil tomes, Tim, at Ed's issue" or "You're a devil Tom, estimated sis Sue"
cease: sometimes it's a cat, dave
Rotonoto: the ambiguously non hyphenated utterances
Dr. Headphones: merl: i saved it, will parse later (once i chop the parsley)
Miz Beet: kinda like : that that is is that that isn't isn't is that it it is
Merlyn: ok
||||||||| Catherwood leads alt.klokwkdog inside, makes a note of the time (10:22 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Tweenys&nose: Klok's been neutered?
Bubba's Brain: he's his own usenet group!
cease: just like the american media
Dr. Headphones: but is he text or binary?
Tweenys&nose: Use the net, Luke...
Miz Beet: i'm my own grandma
||||||||| alt.klokwkdog is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:23 PM.
cease: i bet she wants you off of her by now
||||||||| 10:23 PM: alt.klokwkdog.plaintext jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
cease: sounds like an episode of futurama
Miz Beet: there ain't room enough in this dress for both of us
cease: hamber all over the highway
Rotonoto: the dog's not for sale...
Rotonoto: (but the gun is...)
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: alice doesn't live here anymore
cease: m dog storm und drung
cease: the moon?
llanwydd: testing
Dr. Headphones: plaintext. is that like the religious plainsong?
cease: i have a tape of arlo guthrie singing an another episode of alice, called alice's restaurant and the rainbow coloured roach
Tweenys&nose: Tell llan what he's won...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: no, it's like the great Amish writers
Miz Beet: plainsong - - a pretty good novel; a so-so tv movie
cease: i'll be putting it on pot tv soon. kind of boring actually
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: cat - did you see the thing on Jack London that BBC ran?
cease: he's won Enlightenment.. give him the big switch
Tweenys&nose: Pot TV? Live from Jamaica?
cease: no i didn't but a good writer. someone has to come from oakland, i guess
Dr. Headphones: big switch? ah, memories of the peach tree in the backyard when i was a child......
cease: i read some wonderful science fiction by him
cease: no, from vancouver, tween. go to www.pot-tv.net
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: it had rumblings of Kerouac, was fascinating. Ken has some of the audio I grabbed, once I realized it wasn't going to be archived or repeated
Dr. Headphones: klok: haven't listened yet, but can send link to cat if he wants
cease: hopefully i can get it from kend. yeah he was kind of kerouacian
Tweenys&nose: Looks pretty funky, cease...
cease: though i dont think he drank himself to death like jack. don't recall
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: this was about his radical book, Into the Abyss
Rotonoto: giant indoor bee just sent self to nirvana by self-immolation using halogen lamp
Tweenys&nose: I ate quite a few edible kerouacians in Maryland.
cease: tweeny and whoever else is interested, i put up the flick Skidoo and the all the poetry segments, and the outdoor footage from Tokers Bowl 3. more to come
||||||||| 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 BushCheney04 disembarks at 10:29 PM.
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: cat - his early life was very tough, brutal. he fought hard and yes, he was alky, died at 40
cease: hey, it's Ralph Nader. hi ralph
Dr. Headphones: ok, cat, i'll transfer, etc., later, and send you URL
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: you've got to be kidding
Dr. Headphones: roto: that's the way i want to go. head into the light
Bubba's Brain: Hey Ralphy Boy....
Dr. Headphones: lick bush! dick cheney!
Tweenys&nose: A two-headed republican?
cease: maybe it'll only be darkness, kend
BushCheney04: That's right ........party people
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Cat - ...Abyss is about his living in London's East End in 1902 for 7 weeks, disguised as an penniless immigrant
cease: hans darkness
Rotonoto: big boy about size of carpenter bee, just chose to go towards the light, smoke pouring out like downed fighter plane...
cease: disguised?
cease: speaking of smoke...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext realizes there are other advantages to compact fluorescent lighting...
Rotonoto: "I wonder what Tom, the old front, is..."
||||||||| BushCheney04 leaves at 10:32 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dr. Headphones: klok: i was replacing a hallway bulb about every 2 months, put in one of those same-size $7.99 fluorescent things over a year ago, still going well
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: cat - he had a gold soverign sewed inside his secondhand seamen's coat. He'd been on his way to cover the Boer War, but it was over, so he persuaded his editor to let him try slumming
llanwydd: I wonder who BC really was
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Ken - THe local Job Lot here sells 'em for 99¢ for 60W equivalent size
Merlyn: BC04 followed a link from the majorityreport blog
Miz Beet: yikes. that BushCheney entity called me at home on my birthday last week.
Rotonoto: but ken- I like to replace the bulb every two months, it gets me slightly dizzy and works up a big appetite...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: cat - his writing had already made him rich and famous
Miz Beet: i even wrote about it; here: http://tildblog.blogspot.com/2004/08/happy-birthday-to-me.html
Rotonoto: miz beet: did you give 'em hell for bother ing you and for not sending a card or gift?
Dr. Headphones: damn, i paid too much! i need to find about 20 of those, quit buying bulbs for years. well, maybe some more tulips would be nice
Tweenys&nose: Were they selling Floridian butterfly ballots MB?
llanwydd: you had a birthday last week, miz? I had one this week. We're a couple of earthsigns
Miz Beet: how'd you know, Dr. H??? Yep they sure were.
Dr. Headphones: wow, miz beet, you're damned near as old as i am! i'm june of '52
Miz Beet: Wow! only 2 months older than me!
Rotonoto: (Miz Beet's ISP server collapses under the onslought of firesign zealots...
Merlyn: Raw horseflesh ice-cream: http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/photospecials/0406/ice-cream04/01.html
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: no, that's probably the going price. these are kinda weird, take a couple of secs to "get going", sez it makes 'em last longer. I even put 'em in the bathrooms; not 'spozed to use fluorescents in places you flip light on/off a lot
cease: youths!
Miz Beet: age before beauty
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: amen, Cat; we ought to rid the chat of these children...I'll contact Dex by alternate route...
Dr. Headphones: klok: mine functions as nightlight. turn on when i go to bed, turn off when i get up. so it's limited in the on/off cycle but very long burn time in between
llanwydd: shakespeare said "Tis old age that nourisheth"".
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: these would work fine, Ken; any compact fluor. should. Check with your electric company -- often they have incentive plans to rebate some or all of the cost...
cease: without you and dex, i'd be the oldest person here
Rotonoto: LOL!! Wonderful rant, Miz Beet! Luvs ya!
Miz Beet: llan, i'm not only anearthsign, but the chinese tell me I'm also a water dragon. How bout you?
llanwydd: I was born in the year of the ox, Miz
Tweenys&nose: July, '54. They told me I was a yield sign.
Dr. Headphones: klok: local electric here is city owned, no incentive for anything except if you don't pay your bill on time, they will cut you off.
Dexter Fong: And we're bak
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: LOL, Tween
Miz Beet: LOL tween
Dr. Headphones: i'm gemini, but don't know what that translates to in chinese
cease: antellope freeway, 1/64th mile
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Comarde Mr Yamamoto - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: Hi Miz Beet
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Ken - they don't sell foam plates to put behind your outlets to block drafts? Nothing? Sheesh. Make a fuss! ;-)
Tweenys&nose: Welcome to your new home...
Dexter Fong: and tweeny
Dr. Headphones: comarde is dead. viva la revolucion!
Dexter Fong: and Klok re-arranged
llanwydd: no, the chinese don't have the usual zodiac. they have an animal for every year in every 12 years
Miz Beet: lo Dex!
Tweenys&nose: Sneeze-through windvents with an edible steering column.
Tweenys&nose: Hey Dex.
Rotonoto: I'm the same sign as Ghandi and Richard the Nixon- it's a wash, folks...
Dr. Headphones: llan: i look every time i go to the local buffet, but never remember what i am.
Dexter Fong: The Pacifist Rat
cease: ah, dex is back. i've just gotten younger
Dexter Fong: =))
Dr. Headphones: roto: given my druthers, i'd pick gandhi and ignore tricky dick
Miz Beet: llan, and not only that, but you're also either a water, earth, metal, or....or....Iforget what the other thing is....read me, Dr. memory?
Miz Beet: LOL Roto
Tweenys&nose: Year of the Horse here. Guess I should be in Whinnypeg or the Cavalry stampeded or something.
Dr. Headphones: water, earth, fire, air
cease: something illegal, miz
Rotonoto: I was born on the cusp, in chinese figuring, may be an ox, may be a rat
Dexter Fong: Water, Earth, Metal, and Techno
llanwydd: metal? Isn't it earth, air, fire and water?
cease: and it's september yet
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext supposes this would be a good time to mention our late friend Tiny Doctor Tim
Tweenys&nose: Earth, Wind Fire, and Funk - the 4 basic elements.
Dexter Fong: Earth Wind and Fire
Rotonoto: actually I prefer to ba an ox, but strictly speaking, am apparently a rat (but keep it under your hat...)
Miz Beet: llan, no one of 'em is definitely metal. so, somebody out there is a Metal Rat
Dr. Headphones: i think about the tiny doctor all the time. may he rest in peace
cease: a prince among men, klok
Rotonoto: he's a wind sign? let's move on...
Dexter Fong: I'm wearing my rat right now
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:43 PM and late as usual, it's Dave, just back from Billville."
Tweenys&nose: A rat in the hat means a blow to the chapeau.
Tweenys&nose: Yo Dave.
Dexter Fong: Lo Dave
llanwydd: interesting. Well all I know is I was born on the fifth of september of 1961
Miz Beet: may i take your rat and goat?
Rotonoto: Billville, the kind of town, ya loves ta hate...
Miz Beet: lo Dave
llanwydd: neither sep 5 nor 1961 was really lucky for anyone
cease: just in time for the cuban missile crisis, llan
cease: but nature forgot
llanwydd: I
Rotonoto: yes, and here's my muskrat hand warmer, too- take good care of it, mind you, they don;t frow on trees...
Miz Beet: llan, a mere prat you are.
Dexter Fong: Born under the sign of Kruschev
cease: only roger maris
Bubba's Brain: Sorry ... been writing new thing for site.... rather distracted.
Dr. Headphones: nature never forgets anything. she just postpones what you think is inevitable
Dexter Fong: The shoe wielder
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: chapeau/cap chateau/castle represent interesting evolutions in the English Language, one being the barely French-speaking Norman invasion and the other being the legacy of their offspring, sent to Paris to speak "correctly"; both forms got snapshotted into English successively
llanwydd: that's the only thing that stands out, cat
cease: did any of you see that flick, 61? about marris
llanwydd: but I share my birthday with raquel welch
llanwydd: and bob newhart
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: a historical baseball movie? groan...
Dave: oy god I don't know what to think anymore, does anyone?
Dr. Headphones: hell, i'd share damned near anything with raquel and like it!
Rotonoto: ooooh plaintext- I love it when you speak french!
Tweenys&nose: Sure didn't, cease.
cease: actually quite good, klok, despite being made by billy crystal
Bubba's Brain: I share my birthday with Pete Townsend.
cease: the guy who plays marris played neal cassady in an earlier flick
Miz Beet: speaking of French and French taunters, did you see this? : http:// www.thejohncleese.com
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext is stuck with Molly Ringwald and assorted other lesser luminaries
cease: The Last Time I Committed Suicide. it's kind like neal amid, for straight people
Rotonoto: I's be happy to share my b'day with raquel welch
Miz Beet: wow, what a patriotic, if flawed, link i made!
cease: ring around the molly!
Rotonoto: my fav line in the movie "yellowbeard": "... the most foul and foreigh Frrrrench!"
cease: ok, mr. joyce. you can stop masturbating now
llanwydd: where can I get a copy of neal amid, cat?
Dr. Headphones: my birthday is same as jefferson davis. was state holiday where i grew up
Dave: never have read neal amid, don't know if he's in braille or not and I've got my hands or fingers full of more than I can handle anyway
cease: i'll send you one, llan
cease: or you can buy one from bubba at Lodestone. i think he has some for sale
llanwydd: cool!
Tweenys&nose: What state, KenD?
Miz Beet: somewhere south of th mason dixon line i take it, Dr. H
Dexter Fong: Dave: It's audio..one of Cat's creations
Dr. Headphones: florida
cease: neal amid is one of my radio plays, dave which i think i sent you
||||||||| Merlyn leaves at 10:49 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:49 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Billville."
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: well, it's neat Roto -- you got these German tribes who've only been in Normandy about 100 years invading and bringing the Germanic 'k' sound as "kap" and "kastle" and then another century goes by and their kids are running things and a new set of words gets imported with the "ch" sound from "proper" French
Merlyn: Just to test something, the reaper is still screwing up somehow
Tweenys&nose: Me born in Deland... Paisan!
Miz Beet: bye merl - -oh, hi merl!
llanwydd: got mail. brb (I hope)
Bubba's Brain: http://lodestonecatalog.com/cgi-bin/ltmcat.cgi?sku=CATI001 -- Neal Amid at Lodestone
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext is beginning to worry that Merlyn's experiments with the reaper might get loose on the web...
Tweenys&nose: Merl's holigram is fading...
Dr. Headphones: i have friends in deland, went to see them last xmas. they got hit pretty hard by the double huricanes, with another aiming for them now
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: ken - didja read that thing about Jupiter Is. in NYT? ROFL!
cease: good one, klok
Tweenys&nose: Ivin looks terrible indeed. They just can't get a break...
Dr. Headphones: they did write me today and say they have about a 3 year supply of firewood for their wood stove now and lots of sun in the afternoon due to missing trees
cease: one if by deland, and 2 if by de sea?
Dr. Headphones: klok: saw the email, got sidetracked, didn't read yet. but now that you've jogged my memory (quit running in my brain!) i will look for it after chat
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: sounds like grapefruit gonna be $$
Dexter Fong: Cat: =))
Rotonoto: yikes! I'm apparently descended in part from the barely french who came over and made Scotland their home...
Tweenys&nose: Lived in AC/DC as well, cease.
cease: not french, just fried
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Middle English supposedly sounded very Scottish, Roto
Rotonoto: cat: yes, that, too...
Dexter Fong: I speak only Hoch Welsh
Rotonoto: I'm a believer! english for the masses!
llanwydd: just somebody named erika who wanted to tell me something about mortgage rates. I didn't give her a chance
Tweenys&nose: I speak only Hoch Ness
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: (too bad, since kwd only sprech plattwelsh...)
Bubba's Brain: You're a believer? Then you saw her face?
Dexter Fong: No vowels, and only 13 consanants but every consanant must be used at least 4 times in each word
Rotonoto: well, cough it up, youse guys- I'll turn away...
Dr. Headphones: pope says no more latin for masses, roto, so you're probably happy with that
Rotonoto: yeah, they all came over to america looking to buy a vowel (or two)
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext thought the International Red Cross finally got several planeloads of vowels into Wales a few years back. It was supposed to be getting better there...
Dexter Fong: Any body see the PBS show "John Lennon's Jukebox"?
Miz Beet: well, quid malmberg in plano, as i always say
Bubba's Brain: Then they met some polish imigrants....
Rotonoto: yeah, i couldn't figure out why they were all getting high for mass anyway- I mean really!...
cease: no but good title
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: not me, Dex
Dr. Headphones: klok: they are rationing them carefully. new crop won't ripen for years, can't use them all up until more are ready
Rotonoto: Bubs: and made cars!!!
Tweenys&nose: JLJ looks pretty interesting. Will have to catch it.
Bubba's Brain: DId they come to america after the great vowell famine of 1920?
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Roto - what's your town, I'll try and find a library ref.
Dexter Fong: Roto: If it's good enough for Pastor Flash...
Dr. Headphones: i wanted to watch it last night here, but didn't. something else looked better in my 200 channel lineup
llanwydd: speaking of welsh, I've been told recently that "Llanwydd" means "church of the goose". I swear I didn't know. I had only chosen it for the welsh phonetics
Rotonoto: indeed, bless their strange names...
cease: just a little argument with my co-piolet
Tweenys&nose: It's good enough for my John.
cease: they're going to freeze your john too?
Rotonoto: stock market crashes, pilot walks away without a scratch...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Bubba - yes, but as late arrivals, they came under Grimm's Law (anyone know where in FST is what sounds to be a parody of that? ;-)
Dexter Fong: talkin' 'bout my JOhn...my John
cease: stork market crashes, no more babies
Miz Beet: my youngest just got a t-shirt which reads: God was my co-pilot, but we crashed in the mountains and i had to eat him. Heh.
Dr. Headphones: church of the goose. sounds like my kind of religion
Rotonoto: my john, talkin' 'bout my john (my john)
cease: good one, miz
Dexter Fong: Bunch of honkeys
Tweenys&nose: A modest proposal, indeed.
llanwydd: going to freeze your john?
Bubba's Brain: Edible Jesus!
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Roto - ROFL book review in Salon Thur. about Lou Dobbs' new book. WSJ calling him names...
Rotonoto: ken likes them uninhibited women in Church of the Goose
cease: i dont care if it rains or freezes, long as i got my edible jesus
Dexter Fong: I like them goosed women in the church of the uninhibited
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: i think that's "plastic jesus", cat...
Rotonoto: heh! testify, WSJ, testify...
Dexter Fong: Who's WSJ?
Dexter Fong: oh Wall street etc
Miz Beet: ...riding on th dashboard of my car,,LOL cat
Bubba's Brain: Dont worship a god that requires animal sacrifices. Worship a god that makes animal sacrifices to YOU!
Tweenys&nose: Love Bill Hicks's bit about Easter & edible chocolate jesuses...
Dr. Headphones: well, if the WSJ is agin him, i'm for him
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Wall Street Urinal, Dex
cease: isnt plastic edible? i thought reagan called it a vegetable
Rotonoto: yes, let's all shift on our sanitary pedestals and...
cease: yes i think i've heard that, tween
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: that was ketchup, Cat
Tweenys&nose: The only thing we have to fear... is me.
Rotonoto: Wall Street Journal (hijacked by the Republican agenda)
Bubba's Brain: that was catsup, ket.
cease: you're being too literal, klok
Rotonoto: WSJ how the mighty have fallen...
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: it's all fuck the poor all the time at their place
Dr. Headphones: not only is ketsup a veggie, workers at mcdonalds are now in manufacturing positions, according to bush
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: Bubba -- there is a fascinating discussion of animal sacrifice in Jewish and Muslim religions in The Straight Dope archives. Worth reading.
Dexter Fong: That Washingmachine guy is persistent
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: heck, Cat, I'm right next to Narragansett Bay. How much more literal can I get??
cease: was he supposed to be erased by now?
Tweenys&nose: Some day they're going to fix that clock...
Bubba's Brain: isn't that lateral?
Dexter Fong: Dr. Dog says;"YOu try to sacrifice me, I'll blow your head off"
Dr. Headphones: littoral?
Merlyn: Washingmachine is still viewing the chat page, so he won't get axed until the room is cleaned
Bubba's Brain: clittoral.
llanwydd: klok, I lived in newport back in the mid 80s
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: it was fixed when Clem and Bambi were there
Rotonoto: or you can get yourself a copy of my fantastic "Personal Time Zone" (TM reg.)
Merlyn: And neither doc nor I can change the system klock
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: you have my sincere sympathies, Ilan
Rotonoto: be a trend setter- set your own time...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: roto - what town are you?
Dr. Headphones: time and space are interchangable according to herr albert
Bubba's Brain: Sounds like NPR's 4/1/04 piece on personal zip codes.... your zip code follows you wherever you move...
llanwydd: I worked on lobster boats and commercial fishing
Tweenys&nose: Sounds like the WSJ has a copy of Personal Time Zone. Set to the late 1800's.
Rotonoto: nearest 'major' town would be Gaithersburg, MD- I'm about 12 miles straight north of Wash DC and waaaaaay outside of the bletway...
Tweenys&nose: Man, I wish the boyz would work things out with NPR.
Dr. Headphones: bub: i never miss their 4/1 shows!
Rotonoto: (that's ground zero number two to you, bub)
Tweenys&nose: roto: I used to live in Bowie.
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: you really have my sincere sympathies, Ilan. That be tough work, and nowhere near as glamorous as The Perfect Storm makes it
Dr. Headphones: hey, roto, have you heard from clem or bambi lately? we haven't seen or heard from them in months now
Miz Beet: i picked up all things firesign a few days ago, but have not listened to it yet. Opinions?
Bubba's Brain: DrH -- you catch the on on archiving to wax cylinder at Library of Congress.
Rotonoto: yep Bowie is just a few rocket propelled grenade's throws from here
cease: does david have that much room inside of him?
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext used to work in Gaithersburg in bldg. next to I-270 & behind Red Lobster, across the road from the Kodak plant
cease: its very funny, miz
Tweenys&nose: I kept all the NPR stuff archived. A very good listen.
Dexter Fong: Beets: Enjoyable and funny..not of course on the same level as the albums...short bits only
Rotonoto: roger dodger, about five miles west of me over there
Dr. Headphones: yeah, bubba, but the best was the sound that they froze into ice cubes. about 1997 or so, very good one
Tweenys&nose: And well worth the throw :)
cease: it reminds me of their earlier radio period, let's eat and dear friends kinda riffs
llanwydd: yes it was hard work but I liked it back then
Miz Beet: oh good. i thought it would be. that Neal Amid thing sounds good too.
Rotonoto: and Bowie is really probably several dozen grenade's throws SE of me
Rotonoto: "around the beltway a ways..."
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext lived in Germantown, behind the Weiss market. But it took sometimes an hour to get to work in the AM. 9 miles...
Dexter Fong: Roto: Was in Arlington over Labor day weekend
Tweenys&nose: Right at the intersection of 301 & 50. Easy drive (except for the bay bridge) to the shore.
Rotonoto: oh yes, traffic nightmare central here now, Roto resigned from that rat race and only races chinchillas now...
llanwydd: I'm very pleased not to have been knocked offline in about the last hour
Rotonoto: Arlington is getting quite 'big city' now
Dexter Fong: So it seems Roto: One big condo after another going up
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext comes down the E. Shore going home; reconnects by coming in on 50 and catching 301 right there. Wish they'd blow up Waldorf or something; what a mess it's become in Charles Co....
Miz Beet: racing chinchillas...that reminds me. Does the phrase "Porcupine Racetrack" ring any bells with anyone here?
Rotonoto: lotsa pricey high rises over there, really fancy restaurants, etc.
Tweenys&nose: Just signed up for DSL. Really opens up the options for streaming, downloads, etc.
Dr. Headphones: dex: i almost forwarded roto's phone number to you, forgot it until well into the weekend, knew you wouldn't be home to read email, so i never did
Rotonoto: Charles country catshes the brunt of all the weather that passes through here and up the coast (souhtern MD)
Bubba's Brain: Streammmmm, Stream stream stream. All I want to do is stream.
Dexter Fong: Ken: It's ok, didn't read email so never knew you didn't sent it
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: when they were working on that stretch of 50 near Annapolis, saw a sign about the construction that said, "Expect annoyances"; never could find it again.
Rotonoto: damn, who turned off my spellchecker?
Dexter Fong: the was mi
Tweenys&nose: With TV the way it is these days...
Rotonoto: I type perfect english and my stupid keyboard messes it all up
Dr. Headphones: webster got off work at 10pm, roto. you're on your own now
Dexter Fong: HIgh definition?
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: tweeny - you'll enjoy it no end
Rotonoto: "expect annoyances"- certainly a classic...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: be sure and get a router, tweeny. get a $10 one or a $20 wireless one, but definitely stick that in as you can easily become someone's zombie; they love open broadband machines
Dexter Fong: "Discombobulation Ahead"
Tweenys&nose: It isn't the quality of the TV signal, it's the programming. I love NBOX comedy, but their stream is 40k.
Rotonoto: y fav: some wit spray painted on road overpass across 495 beltway, near lofty Mormon church with all its spires: "Surrender Dorotyy!"
llanwydd: got a george carlin CD today. a recent one called "Complaints and Grievances". He's more angry than funny these days
Rotonoto: Dorothy
Tweenys&nose: Not open, dogman. Got firewall.
: ok I'm not saying anything really, so I guess I'll get goin'
Dr. Headphones: 40k is difficult on dialup. i've tried. but on current setup with cable modem, i don't listen to streams unless they are at least 96k now
Dexter Fong: Roto: lol...Love to see that as we go west on the beltway...the gleaming golden moronic angel
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext had some slogan he wanted to spray paint on the lanes of the Cabin John Br., but has forgotten it
Merlyn: whoa, who said that?
cease: if ty cob married a corn maiden she'd be....
Rotonoto: preciseamente, comrade dex
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: except WBAI, Ken
Dr. Headphones: well, klok, there IS an exception to every rule
Tweenys&nose: Yeah, for music you want the best possible obviously. SmoothJazz (if you're into that sort of thing) is 128k. Pretty nice fidelity.
Dexter Fong: Where's that little Cabin boy John?
Rotonoto: LMAO for years on that one, and hwy maint folks were *very* slow getting around to painting over it
cease: stupid
Dexter Fong: Merl: Washing machine guy?
Merlyn: Dunno...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: sometimes they have a sense of humor, too, Roto
Rotonoto: amazing there weren't more big pileups on that strecth of road as motorists, berserk with mirth, lose it behind the wheel...
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: merlyn may have created a monster...
Dr. Headphones: dear friends, i'm gonna call it a night here. see y'all next time. same firesign, same firestation
||||||||| Catherwood ushers doctec into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 11:14 PM, then departs.
Bubba's Brain: Hi, Doc.
Dr. Headphones: hi tom, bye tom
cease: hey doc
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: nite, Ken
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: hi DT
Dexter Fong: Hiya Doc
Tweenys&nose: Bye Ken...
Miz Beet: night Doc
||||||||| Dr. Headphones leaves at 11:14 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Tweenys&nose: 'Lo Doc.
Rotonoto: hey ken, it's a night- bye, guy!
doctec: hi there - note ken, sorry i missed you
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: yeah, next overpass, they needed "...and your little dog too"
cease: how's it pooling?
Rotonoto: never saw you come in doc, was having 'too much fun'
doctec: great
doctec: vegas was fantastic
Rotonoto: did you win the office 'pool'?
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext must now also d-part
alt.klokwkdog.plaintext: nite everyone
cease: the fanta clause?
Dexter Fong: Night Klok
doctec: the team got to 65th place in the national playoffs
Tweenys&nose: Bye, K.
Bubba's Brain: nite, klok
Rotonoto: yes! yes! they should build a new overpass just for that purpose
cease: klok
doctec: team won $1000 - 8 players on team, so each of us got $125
||||||||| At 11:16 PM, alt.klokwkdog.plaintext vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
llanwydd: night klok
Dexter Fong: Doc: And you doubled it at the tables?
doctec: dex: well, no
Dexter Fong: ahhh
Miz Beet: I gots to git, too. I leave you with my attempt to be funny today, or maybe yesterday i forget. Be kind, please? here goes: http://tildblog.blogspot.com/2004/09/genesis-probe-crashes-in-desert.html.
llanwydd: wondered where you were last week doc
doctec: but that's ok
doctec: nite miz b
cease: good night, miz
Dexter Fong: Night Miz Beet good to see you again
Miz Beet: night all.
Rotonoto: bye Miz, y'all come back now, hear?
Tweenys&nose: So long, miss b.
llanwydd: nite miz
doctec: last week i was occupied with helping lili get her house in shape for a visit from her daughter eleni and granddaughter sierra
doctec: there was a LOT of work to do on the house to get it ready for their arrival
cease: hamilton is where it's at these days, doc, in the drug war. though tonight vancouver will head the news
doctec: the drag was that the friday they were due to arrive was also my 50th birthday - i wound up having to spend it cleaning up the house
cease: i can imagine, doc
cease: poor doc
Bubba's Brain: Happy Birthday, Doc.
Rotonoto: did you find dad's gun and balloons?
doctec: but lili was kind enough to take us all out for a sushi dinner after they got in
Bubba's Brain: such as it was.
doctec: and i took the day off from work as well, so labor day weekend was 4 days long for me
llanwydd: don't tell me. yet another virgo?
Tweenys&nose: The big 5-0.
doctec: lland: 'fraid so
doctec: people tell me i don't look a day over 49
llanwydd: I turned 43 on Sunday
Dexter Fong: It's all uphill from here Doc
cease: that's a lot of crying
Rotonoto: capricorn is indignant at all the wind signs in this room
doctec: dex: so i've been told
Merlyn: I'm still unemployed, so it's all one big vacation
Tweenys&nose: Same here, doc. Last July.
Merlyn: Think I figured out the reaper problem, I can fix it by removing code
doctec: best part of the vegas trip for me though was the one hour lesson i treated myself to (early 50th birthday present) from allison fisher
Rotonoto: ahhh, I've been self-unemployed for years, I could do it in my sleep
Tweenys&nose: Lots of mouseketeers in the FS Chat Club.
doctec: she's the current reigning 9-ball champ on the wonen's pro billiard tour circuit
Merlyn: wait, that'll re-intro a bug. I'll have to fix it again.
doctec: women's!
cease: i'm on permanent vacation
Bubba's Brain: wymmyn's
doctec: lucky cease
cease: the fisher queen, as it were
llanwydd: testing
cease: i'm not sure about that, doc
Tweenys&nose: Still having problems, LLan?
doctec: the vegas trip was the first real extended vacation i've taken in ages (in terms of not being on a schedule or having to do things for people - 'working vacation' - which has characterized most of my vacation trips over the past 2-3 years)
Dexter Fong: Time for me too to tata...See y'all next time
doctec: and since this october marks my 5th year with Jupitermedia, i am now good for 3 weeks vacation annually - that will be a BIG help
Merlyn: bye dex
doctec: nice dexd
cease: cool weather makes me more active. went to a live radio broadcast with the author of The Corporation, and adbusterly tome turned pop flick, when a fuckin fire broke out in the library and we all had to fleee into the street. very weird. might as well stay home
doctec: nite dex
llanwydd: fraid so tweeny
Bubba's Brain: nite dex.
Rotonoto: nite dex
cease: dex
doctec: cat: very weird indeed
llanwydd: nitedex
doctec: has anybody heard of the new flick "what the !@#$&* do we know?"
Rotonoto: fire in the library? was it an omen?
cease: yes i just read a review of it. wil definitely see it
doctec: indie flick that's getting good word of mouth
Tweenys&nose: Have to check it out.
doctec: it will be showing locally here in CT starting sept. 17, i've marked my calendar
cease: fuckin alexandria all over again, roto
cease: i think it was an omen. then they raided Da Kine (sorry doc) this evening
llanwydd: I'm back on
Rotonoto: well, the nerve of those hippies selling dope and all...
cease: back on what, llan?
Tweenys&nose: Sure you aren't using Verizon, Llan? ;)
Rotonoto: back in isp-approved stereo vision and multiplexed to the nth degree
llanwydd: I've got verizon AND webtv
Rotonoto: connections guaranteed to last an hour or so
cease: not a hipppy at all. i've met carol. her son od'd on heroin and she was trying to initiate a harm reduction place, which is very much what's been happening in the hard drug community in van. safe injection sites, etc
cease: her son was the same age as my daughter
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Miz Beet - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: US conservtives put the big canx on that in a hurry, those compassionate folks!
Tweenys&nose: Can you WebTV as an ISP?
cease: literally. john walters came to town a few weeks ago and everything has gone downhill since then. no coincidence
cease: is that his name? your drug czar
Rotonoto: I have webbed feet, let me paddle over there and get a closer look at your modem
cease: how is lili's family, doc?
llanwydd: one needs webtv AND an ISP
Rotonoto: oh I'm just a little duckie, floating on the sea, and there ain't a chinese restaurant can put an end to me...
Tweenys&nose: It's really embarrassing how Asian countries like S Korea are so much better at this than us.
cease: better about what? they seem to be doing something right as they're flooding into vancouver
Rotonoto: their public unrest is a lot more entertaining than ours
doctec: cat: eleni and sierra are doing well - brother gary is doing well professionally but having marital problems (his wife is a spoiled bitch at times) - lili's sister is having severe cash flow problems
cease: unless you're the one being battered, roto. but from my experience, they are a combatitive people
Tweenys&nose: Better at putting together broadband internet. Much better.
Tweenys&nose: Yeah, I've heard that the West Coast of CN has a pretty big Asian populations.
cease: i think asian is the majority now, not sure b ut must be close
cease: when i first came here in 72 it had far to many white people. that is no lnoger the case
Tweenys&nose: An Hispanic California, an Asian BC, times do change...
cease: yes, when i was in la recently spanish was ubiquitous
Rotonoto: significant hispanic population now in mid-atlantic region, fastest growing
cease: i felt like father junipero serra
Tweenys&nose: Same in TX. Hispanics will probably the majority in 2050.
cease: what are all these mexicans doing here?
Tweenys&nose: Junipero Serra?
Tweenys&nose: Mexico isn't exactly brimming with good jobs.
Rotonoto: working three jobs to support all us unemployed anglos
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: I've got clouds in my kitchen from burning my dinner. But I can always make another one
cease: i'm not sure he was the first white guy in california but he started a bunch of missions which became current california cities. i was forced to read about him growing up in la schools
doctec: egads lland, sorry to hear - well there's always takeout :-)
cease: a mexican friend wants to move to van, but i dont think he'll like the weather
cease: bummer, llan
Bubba's Brain: I had a dream there were clouds in my coffee.... is that anything like it.
doctec: cat: i thought vancouver was pretty tolerable - how cold does it get in the wintertime there?
Tweenys&nose: Same vain of thought...
cease: warren beatty is so vain
doctec: bubba's channeling carly simon
Rotonoto: I like my coffee like the country's mood- black!
llanwydd: I wish, bub
cease: rarely cold enough for a serious winter coat
cease: by if you're used to mexico, it can be quite chillly
Tweenys&nose: Yeah, the 1000th dead soldier. Not a happy time for the families of the troops.
cease: ton's o rain
doctec: roto: yeah, politically minded people are all painting things in such black and white terms - no shades of grey allowed
cease: spaulding? he dead now
llanwydd: I don't dilute my caffeine either
Tweenys&nose: Time to switch realities. So long until last time, again...
Rotonoto: grey shades would be forced to use a whitener *and* a surfactant
||||||||| Tweenys&nose leaves at 11:43 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
llanwydd: nite tween
Rotonoto: good coffee needs nothing added but someone to savor it
doctec: non-dairy "whitener"
Bubba's Brain: yes, they found the body, cat
doctec: (that's a tom tomorrow line - re office coffee)
Rotonoto: what yo mean 'non-dairy', white boy?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:44 PM and late as usual, it's Bightrethighrehighre, just back from Billville."
doctec: all office coffee comes tow ways: black, or with non-dairy whitener
llanwydd: but don't buy columbian. It supports crime
Rotonoto: his name is unpronounceable, and his crown was wet and lopsided, but nevertheless, he spoke in a most meaningful way...
cease: souonds like a firesign riff, doc
Bightrethighrehighre: there, now- I've had all the John Madden I can take for one night....
cease: actually proctor and bergman
Rotonoto: aw jeez, now I'm craving columbian (coffee)
cease: i dreamt i conquered the world in my maddenform bra
cease: they make other things too, roto
Merlyn: Ah, I think I've fixed the reaper
Merlyn: And I'll kill Washington
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off WASHINGMACHINE at 11:47 PM
Bubba's Brain: Cat -- http://www.eastbayri.com/story/311127304278153.php
Bightrethighrehighre: can I (NOT) watch....??
doctec: wow, hbo playing 1st 3 hrs of "angels in america" tonight - just starting here on the easty coast
doctec: least coast
Merlyn: I figured out the bug, somehow null chat names goof up part of it and it sends text to bc
doctec: ah - good catch merl
cease: wow. i did not konw that, bub.
Rotonoto: aw merl- you can code your way out of anything, guy
cease: we dont get hbo, alas. apparently it's rentable on dvd soon
Rotonoto: step on them bugs
doctec: btw, have to give kudos to benway for the work he's doing on firezine site - it's getting some much-needed maintenance work done thanks to him
Merlyn: I'm not sure how null names get in, though. I may look into that later
cease: yes, 3 cheers for benway. he's cranky, but reliable!
doctec: i got the domains renewed this week, good for 2 yrs
Rotonoto: their buddies let 'em in a side door during intermission?
llanwydd: why is it benway doesn't come around here?
doctec: btw, benway apparently has a cd of his original music on cdbaby.com - check it out
cease: i think he works
doctec: lland: he is an early riser and an early-to-bedder, he lives in ohio - he gets up at like 5am and is in bed by 9pm
doctec: chat sessions run much too late for him
Rotonoto: aw jeez, an earth person, in sync with the sun
doctec: roto: yep - unlike us vampires
doctec: on the least coast anyway
Rotonoto: just so long as he 'votes right', what with his Ohio credentials and all...
cease: you think the election will swing on ohio, roto?
cease: not looking too good for kerry at present
doctec: it ain't got a thing if it ain't got that swing
Rotonoto: Folgers Coulmbian was on sale at the supermarket this week, marked down over a dollar- I couldn't resist
doctec: in the immortal words of yogi berra: "it ain't over 'til it's over"
Rotonoto: it might,cat, but so many other touchy places too.
Rotonoto: I put a teaspoon of columbian (coffee) in the filter, then another teaspoon of an expresso grind- mmmmmm!
Rotonoto: that way I don't feel as guilty about supporting crime and terrorism
doctec: bush got a bounce from the convention, but with the stuff coming out about his nat'l guard record, and the discrediting of the swift boat klan, things could swing kerry's way
llanwydd: think of all those drive-by shootings in Bogota, Roto
Rotonoto: they are way too late, but finally having a whack at the shabby truth about bush
cease: hope you're right, doc.
cease: i view the us from a distance, thankfully but whoever's in charge down your way affects the whole world
doctec: fingers crossed, cat
Rotonoto: why is our country always led by draft dodgers? (snicker)
Rotonoto: whole bunch of fingers crossed, doc- and I'm working on my cynicla sister in FL who never votes but may come out to kick bush
cease: has anyone noticed that air america seems to feature even less comedy these days?
cease: i thought they had writers!
Merlyn: doc, can we kick byron to fix the clock and maybe install an auto-clock-sync in root's crontab?
doctec: cat: there's not that much to laugh about these days
Rotonoto: she is terrified- get this- of being called for jury duty- hates court, but may vote anyway
doctec: merl: i will jog his memory about that - he's been preoccupied i think
cease: then it's never been more needed. that's why we're here talking about the firesign theatre, theoretically
Merlyn: ok
cease: good for her, roto
doctec: Jupitermedia has acquired a bunch of new businesses, the sysadmins have had their hands full getting their operations and network requirements merged in with our existing infrastructure
Rotonoto: humor is the antidote to the world, cat- so true about FST-centrism
doctec: byron has had his hands full - putting in extra hours to get everything done
||||||||| 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..
doctec: (actually, i think there's a certain charm in catherwood's watch always being off a bit - but that's just me)
Rotonoto: punctually overeager...
Bubba's Brain: if the clock ever gets fixed, Merlyn will have to program in a random offset so Catherwood always gets it wrong.
cease: i agree, doc
doctec: bubba: lol
Bubba's Brain: "At Midnight, Catherwood waltzes in and announces its 12:17 in New York"
cease: sounds like the time travelling tirebiter in ossman's album, where he goes back and meets bottles
cease: before she was one of his wives
llanwydd: ossman's got more than one album? I had no idea
Rotonoto: huh? in which ossman album? that's in "Time Flys"?
doctec: were he and tiny married? i thought they were just living together.
llanwydd: so tirebiter married bottles, did he? lucky guy
doctec: so hard to keep track of all this stuff....
cease: i forget the name, not it wasnt an album it was a cassette and i think latrer a cd. doenst lodestone carry it? forget the name but a bunch of his short pieces
Rotonoto: I dunno, bottles always wanted to look at yours and would show you hers...
cease: no, tirebiter's wives, doc. though it's one in the same
Merlyn: DO's "time Capsules"?
cease: his own company used to sell it which is where i bought it. otherworld productions
cease: yes, that's it,
doctec: cat: was that the cassette with the 2nd and 3rd installments of "mark time" ?
Bubba's Brain: Don't have it -- at least right now.
Rotonoto: ahhh, cat is famous for the lesser known stuff out of the mainstream, often comes up with real gems
Merlyn: That has "Tirebiter's Time Machine"
cease: yes doc
llanwydd: the broken "Bottles"
cease: well i've spent an alarming amount of my life listening to the firesign theatre. hopefully i got something out of it
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from measles
||||||||| cease - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Rotonoto - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: whoopsy
: how the hell did I die?
||||||||| 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 llanwydd disembarks at 12:10 AM.
: what hath gott wrought?
Bubba's Brain: Okay... now you can fear the Reaper.
||||||||| 12:10 AM: cease jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
: I know I did- they helped me find my relatively hidden sense of humor (I come from one of those very 'serious' families)
cease: whoopsy goldsberg? she do anything, cheap
doctec: wow, how did i manage to survive that purge?
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 12:11 AM, dragging Rotonoto by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Bubba's Brain: Ah, the anonymizer
llanwydd: at least two of us are named :
Rotonoto: I just got kicked to the main page of the chat
doctec: i am not named : but i have a functional : nonetheless
Rotonoto: but, now here's the important thing- did you hear my very important comments before I left (snicxker)
Merlyn: yeah, that's what happens if the reaper kills you by mistake
Bubba's Brain: fully functional? Data, you jewell!
llanwydd is an unusual name
Rotonoto: yeah, gimme a big android kiss
Merlyn: Anyway, I took that whole section out, so that shouldn't happen again
doctec: roto: you mean when you said "ahhh, cat is famous for the lesser known stuff out of the mainstream..."
llanwydd: If you grew up with the name ":" how did your mother call you in to dinner?
Rotonoto: no, my next comment was FST helped me find my hidden funnybone...
Bubba's Brain: But our Sec of State is named ":"
Rotonoto: se i come from one of those real 'serious' families which was not too good at remembering a joke, let alone telling one
doctec: roto: ah, i see - that comment got clipped before it made it into the chat page
Rotonoto: yes, and of course all mu utterances are quite quotable- heh!
llanwydd: somebody just said I had an unusual name and it wasn't me
llanwydd: In my part of the world everybody and his brother is named llanwydd
Rotonoto: ooooh! we'll be reporting on the haunted chat for further orders!
llanwydd: and his sister
Rotonoto: I didn't say it either- must be one of the bugs
Bubba's Brain: Must be confusing at family dinners.
cease: you went to llanwydd high school too?
Bubba's Brain: Ilanwydd, pass the potatoes... no the other one.
Rotonoto: yes, llanwyddie high school, varsity glee club
llanwydd: haunted chat rooms is definitely a topic you would hear on Art Bell's show
Bubba's Brain: glee glee glee!
cease: the other potatoe? we used to call him spud raleigh
Rotonoto: I was a letterman: "F"
cease: never heard it, llan
cease: proc has mentioned it in one of his planets
Rotonoto: glee! glee! glee! funnire 'n anything!
llanwydd: I'm joking, cat
Merlyn: I think the big reaper slaughter was due to the clock going over midnight and it messed up some calculations
doctec: as a skycap in bel air once put it to me (when things between lili and me were not going well): "life is too important to be taken seriously"
cease: some sort of conspiracy theory central? everything art bells knows is wrong?
cease: good one, doc
Rotonoto: long as she doesn't wield iron skillets, doc
llanwydd: sounds like catherwood has Y2K Syndrome
doctec: cat: words to live by
Rotonoto: and makeup sex is sooooo good!
cease: air america needs more comedy
cease: i wanna see bush laughed out of office
llanwydd: Actually I love Art Bell. Too bad he's only on weekends now
Merlyn: catherwood is pretty old...
Rotonoto: cat: yes, but yelled out would do...
cease: is he on the web, llan?
llanwydd: no. A show called Coast to Coast AM. I wouldn't be surprised if you can get it on a Seattle station
doctec: ok i gotta call it a night here - morning commutes have become much longer now that school's back in session, and i have some pre-office errands to run
doctec: so i have to hit the sack
Merlyn: bye doc
llanwydd: cat, do you remember in "All Things Firesign", Proctor mentions "Art Bell's Paranoid Parade"?
doctec: y'all have a great evening
Bubba's Brain: Nite Doc
llanwydd: nite doc
cease: gnight doc
doctec: hope to catch y'all a little earlier next week
cease: yes, llan, i do
Rotonoto: keep bankin' 'em, doc...
doctec: take care - lili says good night - as do i - nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....................
||||||||| doctec says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, doctec exits at 12:23 AM.
llanwydd: I've heard him called the father of paranoia
Bubba's Brain: I'm gonna pull the rip cord too. Nite everybody.
llanwydd: but he actually just humours his callers
cease: ok, off we go
||||||||| Bubba's Brain says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bubba's Brain exits at 12:23 AM.
Rotonoto: yep art is a bit edgy
llanwydd: nite bub
Rotonoto: I'm off for a midnight sanck...
Rotonoto: snack
llanwydd: nite roto
Rotonoto: 12:11 AM EDT
Merlyn: bye
Rotonoto: nite alla youse guise...
Merlyn: I'll hang around until the next reaper segment...
Rotonoto: [blink!]
||||||||| Rotonoto says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Rotonoto exits at 12:25 AM.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 12:25 AM, dragging Lili by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
llanwydd: cat, flip through the AM dial after midnight on weekends and listen for a very smoothe fifty-something voice talking to phone callers
Merlyn: hey lili
llanwydd: he used to be on all week
Lili: Just thought I'd drop in and say hi and bye, guys.
Merlyn: hellos and goodbyes
llanwydd: hi lili
Lili: Hey, cat, I have a question for you.
llanwydd: you say goodbye...I say hello
llanwydd: don't know why you say goodbye I say hello
Lili: You heard my voice when doc and I were helping with the Red Shift reading. How old do you think I sound? There's a reason for this question.
Merlyn: cat may be gone
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Lili: Oh, dear, cat left. Yes, I just realized that.
Lili: Lan, did you hear Red Shift?
llanwydd: No but I'm on it, lili
Lili: Hmmm... I feel like I'm talking to an empty room.
llanwydd: that is when doc finishes refinishing the remake
llanwydd: I'm DYING to hear it
Merlyn: kind of; I'm going to take off too
llanwydd: I tried to answer your question lil
Lili: Ah, I see. I read a small portion of it, but I'm not sure if you know which portion. I'm trying to get some voice over gigs and one wants someone between 18 and 30. But I've been told that I sound very young. Perhaps you;ll hear it sometime and you can tell me.
Lili: Doc has been swamped. I'm going to have to kick him out of my house so that he can finish his projects.
Lili: OK, guys, I believe everyone is bailing out. So I'll do the same.
Merlyn: ok, bye
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 12:34 AM.
llanwydd: as I say, I'm DYING to hear it. I did some voice work for it which I later found out was going to replace voices originally done by Berndt. Cat got mad at Berndt for some reason and had doctec remove his voice
llanwydd: yes big. I have met 2 of the 4. New York City. 1981
Lili: Aha. I understand. I read a piece that cat liked on the first take, but it was later redone by someone else, and then I added the voice of the children doing the pledge of allegiance to the prayer flag.
Lili: I'll bug doc and get him to get you a copy.
Bightrethighrehighre: llanwydd:after a show, er what?
Lili: Was that the 25th reunion at the Beacon?
Bightrethighrehighre: Lili, not so fast!
Lili: Sorry.
llanwydd: I'd love one lili. After he gets done putting my voice on it. I understand he's not quite finished
Lili: Too much shit to do, inability to assess priorities.
llanwydd: Big, I saw FST at Town Hall in New York City on Apri 2, 1981
llanwydd: after the show, some of us lined up at the stage door
Lili: Actually, that was before the 25th reunion tour.
Bightrethighrehighre: did your guts split wide open like mine....these guys are the BEST!!!!!!!
llanwydd: I got to meet Austin and Proctor and got their autographs
Lili: Hence the fan club, such as we.
Bightrethighrehighre: I saw the gig I was just mentioning in '73
Lili: Did Phil join in tonight?
Lili: Austin, that is.
llanwydd: I remember practically every joke and gag they did the whole night after these 23 years
llanwydd: no Phil wasn't here tonight
Bightrethighrehighre: ....and P&B @ Grady Gammage auditorium in Tempe, AZ (asu campus) in 75
Lili: 23? Isn't it 31 by now?
Lili: Oh, wait, not you, Lan. My bad. It has been 23 years for you.
llanwydd: well from 1981 to now would be 22, 23 I'm not too good at math
Bightrethighrehighre: laughing so hard, all of us, through the whole show, so hard it was coronary time.....NO SHIT!!
llanwydd: It was a big time in my life
Lili: Back then, I was a young, single mother, listening to them and getting high with friends. It was a defining time for me, prior to the military.
llanwydd: they did joey demographico and Mr. Liverface and Bosun Bob and Ben Bland and Nick Danger
Lili: Doc and I were thrilled to find that we both quoted from Nick Danger. Just call me Nancy.
llanwydd: I remember I did one hit on a joint the whole night. Just enough to do something
Lili: Sometimes that's all it takes. But back then, the weed was nothing like it is today.
Lili: If nothing else, it was a hell of a lot cheaper.
llanwydd: I was nineteen. My dad drove me to the city from where we lived in NJ and then he picked me up after the show
llanwydd: I rarely get stoned these days
Lili: Sheesh, Lan, Doc thought I was younger than you. I was 30 in 1981.
llanwydd: Oh, you're telling me it was cheaper. $20 a half ounce
Bightrethighrehighre: greasy kid stuff....
Lili: What, Big, the cheap dope?
llanwydd: I just turned 43 on Sunday
Lili: Hell, I remember $5 bags. Full lids.
llanwydd: joints for a dollar
Bightrethighrehighre: any dope, these daze, gotta do th nazi whizzzz quizzzz....my same self....
Lili: Happy birthday, Lan. Doc turned 50 last Friday.
llanwydd: thanks lili
Bightrethighrehighre: Happy birthday, Lan!!!tambien....!!!!
Lili: Christ, a buck a joint would have been robbery in the early 70s.
Lili: Y tu Mama!
llanwydd: big, you know about me and ambien?
Bightrethighrehighre: a moss lite is still 50 cent-tuhhhhh
||||||||| Outside, the 12:50 AM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Bob Hind coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bob Hind: greets, all
llanwydd: I'm trying to get off the stuff but I suffer insomnia
Bightrethighrehighre: no! TAMBIEN! meaning good cumpleanos, AS WELL!!
llanwydd: HI BOB!
Bightrethighrehighre: Hindsight is golden.....!!Yah!]
Lili: Hi, Bob. The gang has dispersed, but the remainder of us are having a fine conversation.
Bob Hind: ahh, i'm late?
llanwydd: Tambien. aha. well it has the word bien in it. sounds muy bueno
Lili: Big: a moss lite? Jesus, I must be getting old. What the hell is that?
Bightrethighrehighre: didja get a look at the MOUTH on that gift horse....????
Lili: Don't look at it in the mouth!
Bob Hind: don't horses have mandibles?
Bightrethighrehighre: Lili:cheap homemade arizona homemade beer, peyote n' hops, ya see GAWWWWWD!!!!
llanwydd: When I saw FST in 81 I actually asked Phil Proctor where they got the name Firesign Theatre and he told me. I got it straight from the horses mouth
Bob Hind: and human hands? ...i must be thinking of something else...
llanwydd: a gift horse, you might say.
Bob Hind: like a pinata?
Lili: They must have mandibes. One of my cats just underwent oral surgery and her mandibles wer mention in the doctors report. OK, guys, I'm going to join doc. He's watching "Angels in America"
Bightrethighrehighre: paisley gift horsey....
Lili: Holy shit, Big, that sounds pretty intense.
Lili: mandible
llanwydd: and I've got to write him an email. Please tell him he'll get it very shortly
Lili: Anyway, my cat had 12 teeth removed. \she only has 2 left. I have to puree her food and she's on Valium.
llanwydd: great talking to you all. See you next week.
Bob Hind: take care
Bightrethighrehighre: Lili: Holy shit, Lili and I don't even do GAWWWWWD!!!!
Lili: Au revoir. My typing is going to hell. Time for me to go, too.
Bob Hind: night all i'll try to stop by earlier next time
Bob Hind: adios
Lili: I don't either, Big. I finally got religion and I lost it.
||||||||| Bob Hind says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bob Hind exits at 12:58 AM.
Bightrethighrehighre: abeeeeder-sane....
Lili: Good night, Big and Lan. See you next week, in a metaphorical sense, of course.
Bightrethighrehighre: religion....is....weird-d-d-d-d-d-d....
||||||||| Lili says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Lili exits at 12:59 AM.
Bightrethighrehighre: llanwydd:still out there?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bightrethighrehighre: yadda-ladee-yodell-ladee-yokum-berry, yo-ka-do-ka-doooooo....
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 1:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bightrethighrehighre - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Lili in through the front door at 3:26 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Lili: Good night, Big and Lan. See you next week, in a metaphorical sense, of course.
Lili: I don't either, Big. I finally got religion and I lost it.
Lili: Sheesh, Lan, Doc thought I was younger than you. I was 30 in 1981.
Lili: I'll bug doc and get him to get you a copy.
||||||||| It's 3:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Lili - 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:

Bob Hind
Bubba's Brain
Comarde Mr Yamamoto
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Miz Beet
Reaper Bait
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