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 October 07, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Mothertucky waltzes in at 9:15 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Mothertucky: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/fotografs/hhwt.gif
||||||||| It's 9:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mothertucky - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| 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 9:02 PM.
Merlyn: Yes, you're a bit early, Catherwood
Merlyn: But everyone else is late, so that kind of balances out.
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bubba's Brain inside, makes a note of the time (9:03 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Merlyn: Hey BB
Bubba's Brain: Late? I'm right on time.
Bubba's Brain: How was the conference?
Merlyn: pretty fun
Merlyn: I recorded Ossman for a new game for the website
Bubba's Brain: Any bright new ideas generated?
Bubba's Brain: Cool. I wasn't aware of the old game until your post earlier this week -- or at least I'd forgotten about it.
Merlyn: nothing dramatic that I recall
Merlyn: Still no 9th winner yet, even with all the blatant clues
Merlyn: I forgot about the "special" T-shirts. Maybe it was the bear-whiz beer one I was working on (but I don't think it's good enough to use)
Merlyn: Any ideas for a one-shot for the list? How about an inside joke: "Communist Martyrs High School"
Bubba's Brain: I'm nearly done getting masters and art ready for release of a bunch of Otherworld CDs. I need a rights release from Ossman to submit with the Intellectual Property form my duper requires...
Bubba's Brain: How about something that comes up in chat but not necessarily so often in the records --- I can't think of anything at the moment.
Bubba's Brain: That's be more for chatters, I guess -- this is for all mailing list members. My bad.
Merlyn: Ossman has at least one that (I think) a fan made up; here's a photo: http://www.visi.com/~romm/M33/Shock33_1.jpg
Merlyn: Just a shirt that looks like a real school shirt, but for a Firesign school
Bubba's Brain: I like it... you might do it more like the lettering on a "letter jacket"
Merlyn: Or maybe Morse Science High
Merlyn: Right, use something like bold courier font, maybe
Merlyn: Just try it as a cafepress shirt, a few bucks over cost or something
Bubba's Brain: That'd be fun...
||||||||| 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 9:14 PM.
Bubba's Brain: I had someone asking if we had shirts that read "You broke the president"
Merlyn: Morse Science High is more subtle
Dr. Headphones: howdy, dear friends
Dr. Headphones: i see catherwood's still "on the clock"
Merlyn: could be a new one; any idea what your rotation timeframe will be? You should announce just before, to spur orders of the existing shirts
Bubba's Brain: Yes -- I like it better too.
Dr. Headphones: i don't like t-shirts, but i might consider wearing that one :)
Bubba's Brain: I want to do a new run of shirts by Christmas -- whether or not the old ones have sold out.
Merlyn: You can announce the old ones as going out of print
Dr. Headphones: collector's items, raise the price or o-o-p, lower the price? tough decision ;)
Bubba's Brain: I might want to steal Morse Science for the general public -- I think it would be a hot seller.
Dr. Headphones: btw, dex will probably not be here tonight, haven't heard from any other slackers
Merlyn: but the letter style should be different from the white-on-black
Bubba's Brain: I agree.
Bubba's Brain: We might do a limited edition of sweatshirts or even actual letter jackets.
Bubba's Brain: "Property of MORSE SCIENCE Athletic Department"
Dr. Headphones: they are probably expensive (letter jackets), might want to consider getting pre-paid orders with refund if you don't get minimum (10? 25?) to sell
||||||||| Catherwood escorts cease in through the front door at 9:21 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dr. Headphones: hey cat
cease: hi
Bubba's Brain: I'd want to find a place to do one-offs. Does cafe press do letter jackets?
Bubba's Brain: Hi cat.
Merlyn: Not sure; but if your local printer can do it, that would be a lot cheaper
Dr. Headphones: anything with a lot of labor like embroidery or hand-sewn letters will be a lot more than silk-screen for t's or sweats
Merlyn: BB, has FT or you had any luck in getting the shirts into other stores?
Bubba's Brain: I know a place, run by a fan, that does custom embroiderd products... I'll talk to him.
||||||||| 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 klokwkdog-wmdNOT disembarks at 9:24 PM.
Merlyn: Some disappointing sort-of news from the audio convention, Ossman told a fan that he thinks Bride will be the last studio FT album
Dr. Headphones: hey klok
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: hey cat, merlyn, ken, bubba
Dr. Headphones: uh oh, not good news
cease: bummer, merl
Bubba's Brain: Laugh.com carries the shirts. I'm looking at advertising in humor magazines. Haven't had time to talk to retail stores much.
cease: but it was miaraculous to get that last trilogy out of them
Merlyn: Not written in stone, and it doesn't rule out e.g. a radio show
Dr. Headphones: anything is possible. look at howard stern: half a billion over 5 years
Merlyn: in FCC fines?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: not cach
cease: if ozzie and ausie can do it from washington, what's to stop them?
Bubba's Brain: A round of RESPECT to Rodney Dangerfield!
Dr. Headphones: yep, i'd adjust my tie if i had one on
Merlyn: I'll give him one a dese ("ok hand signal")
cease: indeed bub
cease: he was always fun
Merlyn: was his middle name Nick by any chance?
Bubba's Brain: Hmmmm.
Dr. Headphones: real name was james or john roy
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: no, that was stage name, too
Dr. Headphones: just read this week, ray charles was really ray charles robinson, dropped the last name because of sugar ray robinson
cease: i guess the new pp came out before phil heard the news
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: his dad used roy in vaudeville, so he adopted it
Merlyn: Here's a preview of the Mark Time game I'm working on; I recorded Ossman doing a bunch of lines for it, to: http://www.firesigntheater.com/marktime/game/index.html
cease: did you see ray charles robinson hit that note?
Dr. Headphones: ah, i am, as usual, half right and half wrong. i'm a friggin' centaur or satyr or one of those chimeras
Bubba's Brain: If nothing else, teh Stern move should make satellite radio more viable, and maybe get it going enough that it can pay enough for content to make it worth producing good content (I'm thinking audio theater here) for it.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: yeah, it was down for the beat
cease: yeah he hit it, like all she wrote
cease: it should help firesign, eh?
Merlyn: I mean "too"
Dr. Headphones: well, cat, maybe it sucked so much money that there's nothing left for anything else?
Merlyn: true, it has to make them money - who signed him, XM?
Bubba's Brain: That could be too., DrH.
Dr. Headphones: not sure which one did it.
cease: the firesign will probly all be dead by the time they can pay them
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: audio theater now reduced to the lame stuff Stern and Imus do. Anything else is "too intellectual", along the axis of the decline of education in this country.
Dr. Headphones: i'm not sure if either xm or sirius is actually making money yet
cease: true
cease: unless thehre's competition and cheaper prices
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Sirius Cybernetics, uh, Sirius radio signed the Stern gang
Bubba's Brain: Its a question of whether his audience is willing to PAY to listen to him.
||||||||| 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 wernervonllanwydd disembarks at 9:32 PM.
Dr. Headphones: damned intellectuals all democrats, anyway, we'll just shut 'em off, starve 'em out
Dr. Headphones: hi llan
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: calculation is that Stern has 12 million listeners; if he brings 1 million to Sirius with him, that's a nice chunk of change (1M * $120/yr)
wernervonllanwydd: good evening
Bubba's Brain: Once it goes up, who cares where it comes down... long as it does it twice in two weeks, eh, Werner?
Dr. Headphones: i've never heard him on radio, i have friend who has a tape of him on tv, forced me to watch once.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: is he talking about Spaceship one or Viagra??
wernervonllanwydd: why would anyone pay to listen to the radio?
Dr. Headphones: llan: say the same about TV then think "showtime and hbo"
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: because Gresham's law has hit FM
Bubba's Brain: He's got to bring at least that for them to break even.
cease: good point, llan. same with tv, only i pay a fair number of dollars a month
wernervonllanwydd: radio is different than tv
Dr. Headphones: yeah, no pictures :)
cease: which is differnt than print which is different from the internet, which is differnt from the next technology we havnet imagined yet
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Stern deal is probably not cash. He gets a piece of Sirius or a piece of the revenue. More rev/profit, more for Stern. No "residuals" in talk radio -- it's a real losing game. Once you shut your trap, the bucks stop immediately
Dr. Headphones: next technology: your RFID chip in driver's license will receive orders from sattelite, relay them to brain by implants
Dr. Headphones: i can't spell satellite
cease: nice to hear janeane quote pkd dick today
cease: but it can sure spell you, kend
cease: its got you, under its spell
Dr. Headphones: i spell it "U"
Dr. Headphones: that old black magic....
cease: its VALIS
Bubba's Brain: I put a spell on "U", because you're mine.....
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: amen, cat
cease: i dont know if i wanna watch dodgers lose to st louis or not
cease: a friend told me scully was broadcastring but not on my channel
Dr. Headphones: i'm watching documentary on jfk's death on pbs
||||||||| 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 Bightrethighrehighre disembarks at 9:39 PM.
cease: is he still dead?
Dr. Headphones: hey, it's biggie!
wernervonllanwydd: my grandmother never missed a Mets game
Bightrethighrehighre: I AM THE GAWD of HELL FIRE....!!!!
wernervonllanwydd: before the Mets came around it was always the Brooklyn Dodgers
Dr. Headphones: crazy world of arthur brown? is my mammry, er, memory correct there?
cease: the real trick would be to be the god hell ice cubes
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: damn yankees
Bightrethighrehighre: Hello, dear Frenzzzz.........
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: like baked alaska
||||||||| 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 9:40 PM.
Dr. Headphones: frenzied french fried friends
Bightrethighrehighre: Dr. Headphones: yes, mammry kerrrekt....
Dr. Headphones: ROTO! all hail caesar salad roto!
wernervonllanwydd: hey, big! I got your package. Thanks!
Rotonoto: Ladies and Gentlemen, Bozos, Bozoettes...
cease: yay green!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: WOW, hi Roto!
cease: hi roto
Rotonoto: hi guize, hawaii!
Merlyn: hey rotor
Dr. Headphones: vermont!
Bightrethighrehighre: bitchen, LLan!! everything intact....??
||||||||| Outside, the 9:41 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving detachable yamamoto coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: he's been gong longer than Dexter Fong
wernervonllanwydd: hey noto
Rotonoto: Mister President, I'd like you to meet... uh-Roto
Dr. Headphones: hi yam
detachable yamamoto: kathmandu!
wernervonllanwydd: I gotta be different
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: they're piling on us now!
detachable yamamoto: OI and Trumped the lot of ya
Bightrethighrehighre: High note!!
Dr. Headphones: i knew a kathy that would du men ;)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: have we reached a quorum?
Rotonoto: detachment: ten huts!
wernervonllanwydd: yowdy ham
Dr. Headphones: yep. all in favor say "eyeball hat"
Rotonoto: eyeball dat!
wernervonllanwydd: hello don't worry
Merlyn: there WAS no quid pro quorum
detachable yamamoto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/silly-crap/kmvsbc.htm
klokwkdog-wmdNOT has never been in favor; rejection hurts :-((
detachable yamamoto: low note
Rotonoto: squid pro quo?
detachable yamamoto: I overhauled the site
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: strange days indeed
detachable yamamoto: Calimari, yes, thank you\
Dr. Headphones: yam: did you get a building permit from the department of internet construction?
detachable yamamoto: hell no
wernervonllanwydd: most peculiar mama
Merlyn: where organized crime sells concrete with too much spam in it
Rotonoto: I like the seatbelt one...
Dr. Headphones: nor did i when i did http://webpages.charter.net/kendeb52/history.html
cease: ah, calamari
Bubba's Brain: Speaking of internet construction -- I'd love feedback on my latest : http://www.normancorwin.com/
wernervonllanwydd: the cabinet of dr calamari
Merlyn: You misspelled "lariat"
Rotonoto: I like the seatbelt/shoulder harness photo- but have moicy on us poor dialup gophers!
Dr. Headphones: first page looks good, didn't read it yet
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: wait a minute! there is proportional spacing in there -- not possible in 1972! It's a fake!!
detachable yamamoto: Bubba-good job that
Bubba's Brain: wow--- I'd never seen one of those.
Bubba's Brain: Thanks, Yam.
Rotonoto: yeah, and there's way too many asterisks and ampersands!
Dr. Headphones: bub: you mean mine? and yes, klok, it IS real
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: they didn't even have ampersands until 1981...
Dr. Headphones: lee harvey oswald just got shot!
Bubba's Brain: Yes. For better or worse, I was born too late for it.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: it was a classified ARPA project to streamline military English
detachable yamamoto: what do you do if yr an illegitimate child?
cease: now he wont get the flu
Dr. Headphones: bub: i was in the last crop they harvested that way. draft ended while i was in basic
Merlyn: Looks good; hey, what code is making those horz. pinstripes? I don't see anything
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ...and I was born too late / caught up in a simple twist of fate...
wernervonllanwydd: the corwin page looks good.
detachable yamamoto: pinstripes?
Rotonoto: Moooooo!
Merlyn: e.g. http://www.normancorwin.com/Bio.html
Bubba's Brain: I had to register when registration was re-instated, and Reagan made it a requirement to register if you wanted college aid -- but I never came near the real thing, thank goodness.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: yeah, they tried to jazz up the induction notices. my '72 Gremlin had them
Rotonoto: (Sorry, us dialups are still one page back...)
wernervonllanwydd: I have the same kind of admiration for Arch Oboler. But I'm really not to familiar with Corwin
Merlyn: but I don't see anything making the lines...?
Bubba's Brain: Thats all done with CSS, in an external stylesheet.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: the moving hand has moved on, Merlyn
Merlyn: oh
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: CSS? Sacrilege!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT hates rules.... ;-)
Merlyn: I did something similar with a thin, thin, thin, 16mm table
detachable yamamoto: i had pinstripes on my grremlin
Dr. Headphones: sacre bleu cheese eating surrender monkies
Bubba's Brain: I defined the h2 lower border to have the double line style.
detachable yamamoto: Ha
detachable yamamoto: I CSS'd the WMD pages
klokwkdog-wmdNOT had a Gremlin with straight pinstripes...
detachable yamamoto: wow
Dr. Headphones: i never had a gremlin except the one who lived under my bed and scared me at night
Bubba's Brain: The more I do with CSS, the more I like it. I'm still not strong on doing layout with CSS -- but you can get rid of tables if you do it right.
Merlyn: weapons have pinstripes?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: (before the freaks took over design at AMC...)
wernervonllanwydd: I don't remember how to post the URL but if anyone likes Oboler and "Lights Out", I've got a group at Yahoo called laterthanyouthink.
Rotonoto: I'm all for getting rid of tables
Dr. Headphones: roto: then what purpose for chairs?
Merlyn: I like tables, I put stuff on them
Bubba's Brain: And chairs... don't forget chairs.
Merlyn: what's wrong with tables?
Merlyn: anyone try the mark time game yet?
Rotonoto: heh! smartass! ;-)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: yeah, Merlin, it's part of the Pentagon's friendlier ordinance program: they are "enemy attrition devices" now...come in designer colors, choice of optional features, etc.
Dr. Headphones: merl: i didn't. i'm more of a solitaire/minesweeper type of guy
Merlyn: but you get to be Bob Bunny going through circum-solar training
Merlyn: or was it circum-cision?
Rotonoto: I found it in the log, and will try it later tonight, Merl
Bubba's Brain: I like tables personally, but the CSS advocates would tell you it makes for cleaner code and quicker redesigns to layout with CSS.
Dr. Headphones: where's that bris guy when we need him???
Bightrethighrehighre: ....*****hkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk********snore********hkkkkkkkkkkkk****.....fell asleep with the bbq on....
detachable yamamoto: A rabbit? I better take this to hindquarters...
wernervonllanwydd: I've also got a FST group called bobsbrazerkolounge which was recently left to me by it's previous owner
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: groan
Dr. Headphones: yam: tastes like chicken
Merlyn: you can't do much yet, the radar works, you can blow up the other ship, and the magnetic grapplers look cool but do nothing yet
detachable yamamoto: I use CSS and tables
Rotonoto: I like tables too, Bubs- but much deprecated in web design now, I hear
Dr. Headphones: is that straight-line or accelerated depreciation? inquiring accountants want to know
Bubba's Brain: I use CSS for fonts and such, but still use tables for layout. But yes, the powers that be say Tables are on their way out.
Rotonoto: (Remember when Robin Williams character says he defects in "Moscow By the Hudson" and the black sales clerk says "No, you can't do that in here, sir!"?
Rotonoto: )
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: well, tables great for trig when there's plenty of memory but not much flops available. all I ask is a tall table and an algorithm to load it with...
Dr. Headphones: roto: i saw that once, but many moons ago
Bightrethighrehighre: ....don't hire arms, get firearms....
Dr. Headphones: klok: load with forklift, a LOT faster
Rotonoto: a lovely movie, chikes me up every time
wernervonllanwydd: at Ames Guns
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: yeah, like the second Rocky movie where the other fighter tells him he ought to get a condominium
Rotonoto: highly recommended, in fact, by Roto Sez Reviews
Bubba's Brain: Saw a demo of Dreamweaver MX2004 recently -- its comletely designed around doing layout all with CSS.
Rotonoto: chokes
Merlyn: I thought Al Gorithm really won
Bightrethighrehighre: caught in the cross....hares....;)
Dr. Headphones: the supremes sang him out with "you can't hurry democracy"
detachable yamamoto: no, not in Republican World
Merlyn: or by the cross hairs
Bubba's Brain: Algo Liquor.
Rotonoto: The Gorithms got run outa town, townsfolk mistook them for arabs
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: shades of Al Cohol...speaking of which...
Rotonoto: got him by the cross hairs? Ouch!
Dr. Headphones: and don't forget algae bra
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: whatever happened to Auntie Mony?
Bightrethighrehighre: McCarthy was RIGHT....!!!!
detachable yamamoto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/wyih90.htm CSS and tables
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Tail Gunner Joe, or Gene, Big?
detachable yamamoto: I think the republicans are high on rye
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
wernervonllanwydd: Big, I got that package you sent. Thanks very much!
cease: is republcan world getting more and more like firesign world all the time?
cease: about time they broke the president
detachable yamamoto: Michael Savage sez he's gonna go Hippie Style
cease: come one, we can take on a couple of iraqi toasters or something
Rotonoto: Wow, I luvs dem red double lines...
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: it's getting more and more like 1933 Germany, Cat
Dr. Headphones: cat: he's already broken. didn't you watch the debate? "it's hard work. it's hard work. it's hard work."
wernervonllanwydd: this ride is closed
Merlyn: yammy, where's the antelope exit?
Dr. Headphones: "When the Brown shirts come to America, they won't look like the ones we see over there." -- Huey Long, Gov. of Louisiana, 1936
detachable yamamoto: Cat: The president was broken on delivery, as is most of the administration
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: somebody broke the president?
Bubba's Brain: Heil, pffft, Heil, pffft, right in de Fuhrer's face...
Bightrethighrehighre: wernervonllanwydd: was gonna rap it up about the size of a suit case for protection, had some funky luck with damaged usps stuff
Rotonoto: open for maintenance alignment...
wernervonllanwydd: hey Paolo?
Dr. Headphones: schikelgrubers of the world, untie!
wernervonllanwydd: it arrived in perfect shape
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: "I didn't see him as Darth Vader. He was wearing the wrong color." -- former TX governor Ann Richards on Cheney's performance in the debate.
Rotonoto: yeah, unite or we'll deprecate all over you
cease: nothing like a country ful.of broke folks, who then gotta go fight in his wars
Merlyn: "like a barrel of oil, he's crude but refined"
wernervonllanwydd: seeing that cover art after more than a quarter century was a refreshing blast from the past
Rotonoto: yeah, cat- and then come back all down home maladjusted and form motorcycle gangs and all...
wernervonllanwydd: Big sent me the "butterfly album"
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Gulf War I gave us Timothy McVeigh. Wonder what we'll reap from this one?
Dr. Headphones: with the patented swinging chads? no, that was butterfly BALLOT
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: he sent you Flutterby?
cease: is anyone interested in meeting tomorrow night during the debate?
cease: inna gadda da vida?
Merlyn: I thought it was more waco, KWD
detachable yamamoto: Madame Butterfly Ballot?
Rotonoto: he won the butterfly ballot, beating the world record of over 5,000 cheats per precinct!
detachable yamamoto: Texans are polenty Waco
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:05 PM and late as usual, it's TweenoRama3D, just back from Billville."
Dr. Headphones: not sure, cat, mgiht check in and see if anyone is here
TweenoRama3D: evenin' all...
detachable yamamoto: oi
Rotonoto: hey, it's a tweeny
wernervonllanwydd: that's a common name for it. Look at the log in page for the cover art of the album in question
cease: not suggesting anything, just checking
Dr. Headphones: hey, tween
Merlyn: wasn't he one of those Warner cartoon cats?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Merlyn - Waco was the focus, the trigger, but the formative was Gulf I, wasn't it?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT is not sure he has the energy to do it twice in one week...
Merlyn: I dunno, KWD, what did he go through there?
Dr. Headphones: wide angle on pbs right now, saudi arabian show
detachable yamamoto: The Gulf Wars: No-Nox or Gulfpride?
Rotonoto: just shooting at Iraquis, guys- honest
Rotonoto: no reason to get all pissed off over...
wernervonllanwydd: I shouldn't say "common". Anyway Big sent me a copy of "Just Folks...A Firesign Chat"
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: best i remember, he was just there, Merlyn -- nothing outside what others went thru, but that was true of Vietnam, also
detachable yamamoto: Well there are lots of those sorts in Cumberland Farms(sells Gulf Gas)
Dr. Headphones: speaking of shooting, friend from florida called me tonight, gator in lake behind his house got doxen of his. dog only got one tooth mark, gator ate lead
wernervonllanwydd: which was relesed on the Butterfly label
Rotonoto: I agree with whoever said Just Folks was underappreciated
Bightrethighrehighre: wernervonllanwydd: yeah, I miss the cover art. I'm older and blinder just when they sqeeze all that onto a smaller, new-fangled package....
cease: ah yes
detachable yamamoto: Growing Bioweapons in the expired luncheon loaf
cease: supposed to be a mafia front, wasn't it?
Rotonoto: it just wasn't 'original', thus it got deprecated by FST diehard fans
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: there is no more Gulf. Cumberland Farms bought the retail rights just before they began beating their clerks with rubber hoses in the backroom to make them confess
wernervonllanwydd: I've been listening to it a lot since I got it. There's an awful lot in that album
Dr. Headphones: i confess! i sold milk past the "sell by" date!
detachable yamamoto: plenty of Gas hoses available, they make a strange music
TweenoRama3D: Anyone here a fan of Bill Hicks? Love Arizona Bay.
Rotonoto: indeed- lotsa lotsa in that one album (of recycled great stuff from the radio program)
Bightrethighrehighre: wernervonllanwydd:....Yep, like on all FST stuff, you don't hear the same thing twice...
wernervonllanwydd: gas hoses from jupiter?
Dr. Headphones: tween: i have some of his stuff, but haven't listened to much of it
Bightrethighrehighre: ....no matter how many places you're in....
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: no, they get them cheaper from China now, Ilan
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ...there you are
Rotonoto: Friend of mine worked in dairy distribution- told me that chocolate is great for hiding the taste of sour milk (i.e. make your own, don't *buy* it as chocolate milk!)
Merlyn: i like hicks
Merlyn: and other people from the sticks
Bubba's Brain: I'm a big Hicks fan.
Bightrethighrehighre: Merlyn:....I scare Myself....
TweenoRama3D: Think he's originally from Houston. Died in '94.
cease: seen a little of his stuff on pot tv
Dr. Headphones: roto: that's my breakfast every day. white milk with lots of the brown sweet stuff stirred not shaken
Bubba's Brain: Comedy Central used to have a documentary on Hicks they played over and over... haven't seen it in years.
Rotonoto: yes, but 'never at dusk'...
TweenoRama3D: An a heaping bowl of Loosner's Castor Oil flakes.
Bightrethighrehighre: ....*first at six*- news from up the street....
cease: we dont get it up here
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: valdosta, GA, Twenn. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=11:gs820rnac48b
Dr. Headphones: don't need no loosner's here: i'm a real regular guy ;)
cease: some of it leaks to our comedy channel, but not the majority
Rotonoto: light on the thirty weight, eh?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: An alcoholic, coke addict and chain smoker, Hicks also experimented heavily with hallucinogenics, and his monologues addressed issues of expanded consciousness and spirituality rare to the comedy format; for all of the rage inherent in his stand-up, his message was one of transcendence -- as he frequently reminded audiences, "The truth will set you free."
TweenoRama3D: They sure use alot of cookies at Allmusic. 3 so far.
Dr. Headphones: klok: that's why bush tries to hide the truth
Rotonoto: wow, never heard of the guy KWD- but would be interested to...
Rotonoto: (Hicks)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: btw, allmusic.com is good for hours and hours of (rather slow-loading) musical historical entertainment
Bubba's Brain: He would intentinally get audiences pissed off at him and booing, then turn them around and get them laughing again.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT tried chain smoking, but never could get one to light...
Merlyn: I like cookies with music
Merlyn: "bet that's a link, mum"
TweenoRama3D: Valdosta it was indeed. Good bio.
Rotonoto: on balance, allmusic is *still* a pretty good site
TweenoRama3D: He's got a great audience rant called "Hitler had the right idea".
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: so was he a writer on The X-Files or what?
Rotonoto: what was Hicks forst name?
Rotonoto: first
Bubba's Brain: Bill.
Merlyn: bill, like in billville
TweenoRama3D: Bill.
Rotonoto: Roger Dodger...
Dr. Headphones: roto: will check and see what i have, possible i could send you cd. no promise, no timetable, but will look
wernervonllanwydd: never heard of him. Tell me a Bill Hicks joke
Rotonoto: lovely, ken- would appreciate that
||||||||| detachable yamamoto is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:18 PM.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: or maybe Bil. As in Bill, the Galactic Hero: "Two 'l's is for officers"...
Bubba's Brain: I've considered carrying Bill Hick's stuff, even though its not audio theater, just cause I like him so much.
Merlyn: I guess he really was detachable
TweenoRama3D: Can't think of anything simple off-hand. More like a monologue.
Merlyn: yeah, not a lot of hicks one-liners
klokwkdog-wmdNOT prefers stuff in stereo
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: like a hummable Bjork tune?
wernervonllanwydd: very unlike george carlin
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: did everyone see Carlin on Real Time this week?
Rotonoto: if it's good material, Roto will take it in mono off an old LP with crackles and pops!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ROFL
Dr. Headphones: if i could see in only one eye, would wear monocle
wernervonllanwydd: gc: Ever notice there aren't a lot of Chinese guys named Rusty?
Dr. Headphones: llan: they all got tetanus and died
TweenoRama3D: Loved to go off on his hatred of L.A. Hoping it would fall into the ocean. Hence, Arizona Bay. Funny album with some good segue music to boot.
Rotonoto: if Roto wore monocle, girls would not see he was winking digitally at them
Bightrethighrehighre: ....the aliens have landed among us....!!!! check out http://aolsvc.digitalcity.com/phoenix/entertainment/venue.adp?sbid=50853
Rotonoto: hey bay-bee, you coming with me! Rotonoto got two ticket to Forbidden City!
Dr. Headphones: "galactic gumshoe"?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: yeah, they're called...politicians
klokwkdog-wmdNOT got two ticket to Forbidden Planet
Bightrethighrehighre: Rotonoto:...howz come you get all the hot chicks....??
TweenoRama3D: Damn beta browser...
wernervonllanwydd: even president not get in there
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: take that, Mobius!
Dr. Headphones: klok: recently downloaded female vocalist named janet planet. quite good, really
Bightrethighrehighre: (....where did all this gum come from....??)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT rushes to all music guide...
Bubba's Brain: I've gotten emails from two different sources suggesting Bush was wired (i.e. earplug) and was being fed answers in the last debate. Anyone else heard this?
TweenoRama3D: No, Bubba, but I wouldn't put it past him...
Rotonoto: Oh, Roto just come out of retirement after long dry spell...
Merlyn: you don't even need an earplug; bone-phones work, too
Bubba's Brain: http://www.isbushwired.com
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: egad, if he was, what would he have been like without it?
TweenoRama3D: Certainly hope Kerry keeps up the pace like last time. Edwards did well also, I thought.
Dr. Headphones: who was on other end saying "mexed missages"?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ken - I looked at list of "similar artists" and didn't find one familiar name :-(
wernervonllanwydd: these marshmallows taste like pork
Rotonoto: yes, Bubs- heard it- but was very ambiguous- wouldn't put it past them, however (remember Airhead Lite?) :-)
Merlyn: hard work, hard work
Dr. Headphones: llan: nonsense, it ALL tastes like chicken
cease: am on an d off here, folks
TweenoRama3D: Missing some Mexicans, was he?
wernervonllanwydd: that was a non sekwitter
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: They have been playing some Kate Earl demos on KCRW lately: http://www.thegolddarling.com/index2.html
Rotonoto: take the goyim cutoff, cat ;-)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: mixed messages??? um, tell me again, why is it we're in Iraq? WMD? Terror? Saddam is a bad, bad man?
Dr. Headphones: klok: an email list i'm on had someone mention "dresden dolls" the other day. i sent 'em all to kcrw.org to watch video
Merlyn: Hey, do you think someone might try setting up jamming equipment for the next debate?
Dr. Headphones: it must be jelly cause jam don't shake like that
wernervonllanwydd: are dresden dolls anything like new york dolls?
TweenoRama3D: Considering the price of oil is now around $53 and no end in sight, surely we can guess...
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: what, Bush and Kerry will pull out their axes and have at it for the crowd?
TweenoRama3D: What, a Karoke box, Merl?
Dr. Headphones: kerry will make bush mad, he will breathe flames and lizards will run out of his nose and ears
Merlyn: yeah, a boxing match!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: very dark female singer with guy backing her up on percussion, Ilan. Check their "coin-operated boy"
TweenoRama3D: Whoever does the best version of Stairway to Heaven wins the debate.
Dr. Headphones: well, she's not dark, she's of the caucasoid persuasion. but the music is dark and edgy
Bubba's Brain: And she's buying a staircase to Cleveland....
Dr. Headphones: silly bubba, cleveland is all on ground level!
Merlyn: it's hard work, climbing a staircase to heaven. Hard work. work hard.
Bubba's Brain: Hairway to Steven?
Rotonoto: r.e. "the Gold Darling", "it didn't wreak of urine," wreak is misspelling, should be "reek", otherwise great blog
wernervonllanwydd: she's buying an escalator to Men's Wear
TweenoRama3D: No false staircases for them, no sir. They're high on the real thing!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Ilan - check all music guide later for D. Dolls
klokwkdog-wmdNOT thinks Roto is 'way too literal -- just looked at the pictures, not the spelling...
Rotonoto: "... the whole damn war was over a single damn mis pro num see ay shun..."
TweenoRama3D: I'm a literal Democrat.
Merlyn: you can read & write?
cease: ggod 1 bub
Dr. Headphones: leaf know childe behynd
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Tween - you're the American Paddy Ashdown?
Rotonoto: I'm an unreconstructed paptsit...
TweenoRama3D: I can write, I can left. As you please.
Bubba's Brain: Actually, Cat, that was the name of a Butthole Surfers album.... not original.
Rotonoto: paptist- er, weell, you know...
klokwkdog-wmdNOT is a deconstructed leftist
Rotonoto: another southpaw? LOL!
TweenoRama3D: They're decomposing composers....
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: working on the Frank Gehry 12-facet program...
Rotonoto: they're not composting composers any more?
Dr. Headphones: or the dick cheney 2-faced program?
wernervonllanwydd: I'm a Reconstituted Actiphusian
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: whatever
Rotonoto: actually, for a liar, he's pretty likable- well, amiable, at least...
Dr. Headphones: llan: i'm almost afraid to ask, but i will. what is that?
TweenoRama3D: Just add holy water.
Bubba's Brain: Anyone see Bill O'Reilly on Letterman, trying to come across as a Centrist?
Dr. Headphones: anyone here go to "factcheck.com" after the debate? :)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: is that like Tritium, Tween?
TweenoRama3D: Yeah, Roto, and Hitler was great with kids.
Rotonoto: yes! yes! LOL!
Bubba's Brain: I heard about it, H.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ken - it was a broken link
wernervonllanwydd: theres really not much difference between a conservative and a liberace
TweenoRama3D: SNL does a great job with O'Riley.
Rotonoto: Soros's purchase of that url was a brilliant stroke of genius- or humor?
Merlyn: both in denial?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: whoever owned it linked it to Soros in minutes
Dr. Headphones: klok: worked the next day, sent me to georgesoros.com where the headline was "why we MUST defeat george bush"
Rotonoto: link was not broken for me- redirected to a Soros writing
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Soros didn't buy it, I don't think
Dr. Headphones: roto: soros knew nothing about it until after the fact
Dr. Headphones: lawyer in cayman islands owns it. used to be dictionary/encyclopedia place until they started getting 6000 hits/minute after debate
Rotonoto: well, thanks to clever webheads for such delightful mischief!
Rotonoto: it's about time the good guys got in a few licks
Bubba's Brain: I heard Soros eventually redirected the redirects to factcheck.org, where there was a statement about what Cheney got wrong.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: soros story, latest I've read: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_10_03.php#003585
Bightrethighrehighre: ....this gum tastes just like chicken....
Dr. Headphones: rove is turning over in his grave. well, he ain't dead, but you know what i mean....
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ken - how do you know? Has Rove ever been seen out in daylight?
Rotonoto: actually he is dead- isn't his makeup artist just marvelous?
wernervonllanwydd: it must not be US Plus, Big. Then it would taste like pork
Dr. Headphones: lol! he's a cockroach. should put tom "the exterminator" delay on that case.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Putin loaned them the guy who does Lenin
TweenoRama3D: DeLay's having his own problems. About time...
Dr. Headphones: all hail lennon and marx!
Dr. Headphones: yep, i'm SO glad to hear the news about tommy boy delay
Rotonoto: "...it's an ordinary word, a word you hear every day..."
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: filthy marist...
wernervonllanwydd: now that you mention it, MY gum tastes like chicken! Oh, that's my tongue.
Dr. Headphones: i had fish for dinner. all you can eat. well, in this case, it was all i could eat
TweenoRama3D: They don't have much in the way of campaign laws in TX, but he managed to break them.
Rotonoto: what? Delay's dishonest and unethical? Who would'v thunk it?
Dr. Headphones: i think we should get mel gibson to crucify delay
wernervonllanwydd: I had hummus for dinner. Seriously. Made it myself
TweenoRama3D: The Passion of DeLay? Hmmm...
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: gosh, self-made hummus
Dr. Headphones: llan: is that barley based?
Rotonoto: made it out of my own sandals- here, have some! let me light it for you...
TweenoRama3D: Not so sure...
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: chickpeas
Dr. Headphones: tween: that sounds like tantric yoga when you put it that way
wernervonllanwydd: I was making hummus before most Americans knew what it was
Bightrethighrehighre: wernervonllanwydd: I HATE IT when that happens....!!
Bubba's Brain: chick peas, tahini, garlic, lemon, and a bit of cumin....
wernervonllanwydd: no, chick peas
Dr. Headphones: i like garbanzos
klokwkdog-wmdNOT wonders how a rocket attack caused that tree to catch fire...
Rotonoto: hey, there's the little guys with the melty hats...
Dr. Headphones: cumin? i didn't hear the doorbell ring....
wernervonllanwydd: I managed an Arabic restaurant in 1987. The chef/owner was Lebanese American
Bubba's Brain: The cumin isn't universal, but I like it.
Rotonoto: Dog spoke to us through the burning bus- er, tree?
Dr. Headphones: ooh, love those lesbian-americans ;)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: started his speech off with a bang, too, Roto
Bubba's Brain: "I hear you're a lesbian. How are things in Beirut?"
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: remember those 81 mm aluminum tubes?
Merlyn: you can get anything you want in an arabic restaurant
wernervonllanwydd: it was in Newport RI. The place stayed open for one tourist season
Rotonoto: Living dangerously, Roto just purchased a Lebanese dessert delicacy to be sprung at his next dinner extravaganza, his guest being a guinea pig along with him...
TweenoRama3D: Going to go watch that Saudi thing on PBS. Will stop by tomorrow during the debates
||||||||| TweenoRama3D is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:44 PM.
Dr. Headphones: what time does the debate start? probably 9pm edt?
Rotonoto: all fresh, defragmented, and defenestrated
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: well, you got one who'll show up, Cat
Dr. Headphones: i haven't defragged in ages. probably should do that soon
Rotonoto: I might too, if I get home early enough tomorrow- would love to see more non-Thursday activity in this room
cease: i'm here sometimes
wernervonllanwydd: defenestrated would mean "thrown out the window" wouldn't it?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: "no, it took a piece of the old 6th avenue el on the top of his head...then he believed it..."
cease: yay ichiro
wernervonllanwydd: Just like the I Ching
cease: fuck the slumping sculy-less dodgers
Bubba's Brain: Jawohl, Werner.
Rotonoto: your 500MHz processor probably only going 498, ken
Bightrethighrehighre: skandisken undt defraggenn, yah!!
wernervonllanwydd: like Sally I Chink
Rotonoto: or maybe 'windows thrown out'?
Dr. Headphones: roto: the 400 and 500 both run linux. i don't think there's a defrag command in there. the win machine is the 2.2Ghz
Rotonoto: ahah! defenestrated implies ditching Windoze for Linux!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ext2 and 3 don't fragment that badly
Rotonoto: as in "I have defenestrated all my OS's"
Bubba's Brain: I chuck the I Ching out the window....
Rotonoto: hey Bubs- now you are unanimous! Congrats!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: i always run both when possible, Roto -- simpler. It's just a matter of adjusting which machine defaults to which OS
Bubba's Brain: I ching, you chink, he chings, we have chinged...
Rotonoto: past infinitive- "to have chinged..."
Rotonoto: s'cuse me- I have to go ching now...
Bubba's Brain: would have been chinging....
Dr. Headphones: ching, chang, chung (as in connie)
cease: no, i fru bill gates out da window
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: oooh E oooh ah ah?
Dr. Headphones: wally wally bing bang
Rotonoto: chingerii, chingerorum, chingaring, chingarong, chingaring...
Dr. Headphones: ob-la-dee, ob-la-dah
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: now in Greek, Root
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Roto
Bubba's Brain: chingaroo, chingaree, chingariii, chingar ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Rotonoto: chingerii non in decorum est, quid defenestratum et deprecation magnam est...
Dr. Headphones: "my laptop on my back......"
Dr. Headphones: damned eye-talian in here, speaking that ferrin stuff
Rotonoto: Roto only root for Geeks during olympic season
wernervonllanwydd: I Chingachgook
Bubba's Brain: he who chings, falls out of window with great loss of altitiude.
Rotonoto: Roto Rooter, of course...
Dr. Headphones: fenegreek
wernervonllanwydd: I'd love to see a Geek Olymic team
Bubba's Brain: The 26 hour programming marathon.
Bubba's Brain: The hundred meter dash to the snack room.
cease: the trojans are coming. we're population-doomed!
Dr. Headphones: or is it fenugreek? that looks more correct. some herbal remedy for something or another
Merlyn: with a dash of salt
Rotonoto: don't get between those vidiots and the snack room! you'd be in big trouble
Dr. Headphones: it's delivery. no, it's di giorno!
Rotonoto: "Computer Tech Trampled and Defenstrated in Snack Room Accident"- film at eleven...
wernervonllanwydd: ever eat in a Geek restaurant? It's enough to make you lose your appetite
Dr. Headphones: slide rule a la mode
cease: greek restaurants in vancouver are superb
Bubba's Brain: What do they serve, Fritos, cold pizza and diet coke?
Rotonoto: yeah, all the T shirts with wry slogans and laptops flyoing through the air...
cease: best thing i know of with crab is at local place, mythos
Bubba's Brain: Make that Jolt.
Dr. Headphones: "check your blackberry at the door"
Rotonoto: Mythos Ethos Epic Epicurean Event
Merlyn: I had some ancient greek grapes
wernervonllanwydd: I'll tell you something. I went into one in Lake Placid the other day and they wanted $9.95 for a gyro!
Dr. Headphones: llan: hope there was lots of REAL lamb in it for that price
Rotonoto: good gawd a'mighty!
Bubba's Brain: Oh, gyro up!
wernervonllanwydd: And $21 something for moussaka. I walked out
Bubba's Brain: Geez!
Merlyn: does disney sell gearloose gyros?
Dr. Headphones: well, some greek is getting rich there. that is, if he has any business
Bubba's Brain: Theyre gyyyyyrrrrreat!
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Nick Swell!
Dr. Headphones: turgid eponym?
Bubba's Brain switches out of his Thurl Ravencroft voice.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Um, isn't Lake Placid sort of like Aspen or Squaw Valley, such that eateries tend to be somewhat pricey?
Dr. Headphones: i do believe that's the first time i've ever used the word "turgid"
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT has used many words for the first time this election year...
wernervonllanwydd: Most of the places I've been in in LP have been alright but there are some that look very expensive. I'm sure a lot of them are
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: oh what a lovely war
cease: was he the disney guy, bubb?
Dr. Headphones: all wars are lovely if you're a mortician
cease: any listening to air america?
wernervonllanwydd: I never spent much time in Lake Placid till I started working with Pendragon Theatre just recently
klokwkdog-wmdNOT has an initial expectation that places that "look" expensive usually are and to boot are generally unsatisfying
cease: 6 feet is never under enough
Merlyn: not right now, cat; what's on?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: do they give per diem, Ilan? ;-))
Dr. Headphones: klok: i go out to eat for food, not atmosphere or to be seen
Merlyn: BTW, it's on a real radio station here now, too
Bubba's Brain: Cat -- voice of Tony the Tiger and the songs on "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: that's why they stick a big piece of rock on top, Cat. During Hurricane Fran, even that didn't help in NC. Dunno what they do in FL; the water table's so high. Switch to CSS?
wernervonllanwydd: I'm getting paid decently enough but not per diem
Bubba's Brain: Naw, klok, the water would still be cascading....
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: something kwd has learned -- don't go to Greek place for greek food; go to a pizza place that's run by Greeks (an awful lot in some places) -- it's cheaper and better gyros, etc.
wernervonllanwydd: I go out for atmosphere if I'm with someone. But by myself I go for the food
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: there are rules against that, Bubba ;-))
Dr. Headphones: there is semi-greek place here, good food even if most is "mom and pop" american type stuff
wernervonllanwydd: klok, you're right. And there are plenty of them
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: oh yeah. but the gyros are typically beef and good quality here, whereas in Greece, it's "mystery meat", some huge hunk of it basting constantly under IR lamps. lord knows what's in it...maybe it's a piece of Chicken Little...
wernervonllanwydd: klok, I meant about greek pizzerias
cease: our dog being tortured by fireworks kids are setting off today
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: actually, it's not the meat, it's the sauce that is the best part
Dr. Headphones: isn't true gyro combo of beef and lamb?
Dr. Headphones: and they MUST have the cucumber/yoghurt sauce
wernervonllanwydd: yeah, tzatziki!
cease: i used to live in a greek area, greek landlord and many students so got to know real greek food well, 30 odd years ago
Dr. Headphones: gesundheit!
Bubba's Brain: You're making me hungry.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: you bet, Ilan. As for LP and per diem, it's worth exploring as the employer generally is able to deduct it (if there's a profit) and it's tax-free for the employee. Some large cities have fantastic IRS-set rates, if you can room with a friend
cease: yeah, sauce is best in most cultures
wernervonllanwydd: I love the Greek dolmas.
Bubba's Brain: active cultures?
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: Cat - is this another mysterious Canadian bank holiday or something?
Dr. Headphones: dolmas?
Dr. Headphones: i know about dolmens
cease: no, here in vancouver
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: right Cat; in China, you get duck sauce, but in US, only get duck tape...
wernervonllanwydd: Although the Arabic style stuffed grape leaves are even better and completely different from dolmas
cease: we have a holiday coming up on monday. thanksgiving. i ougtha listen to pas the indian please in its honor
cease: good one, klok
Dr. Headphones: ok, dear friends, gotta run. see ya again on the funway
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ah, that's right -- you celebrate the arrival of Columbus in Labrador or something...
wernervonllanwydd: greeks call it dolma. Arabs say Mishy waraq inab. That one has meat
cease: a lot of intgreesting fusion food happeningi nin vanocuver. people from all over are splicing their neighbours dishes together and inventing new stuff.
cease: tiz wondours
||||||||| Dr. Headphones leaves to catch the 11:12 PM train to Hellmouth.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: (US will celebrate Columbus Day, one of those pointless holidays now only good for a better-than-average CompUSA sale...)
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: ought to be a lot of Iranian food there, right Cat? Or did they all go into real estate?
wernervonllanwydd: my favorite cuisine is indian but it's not quite as healthy as arabic
klokwkdog-wmdNOT wonders at the health of arab food, but loves N. Indian and Afgan food
wernervonllanwydd: indian has a lot of spices but they overcook everything
Bubba's Brain: I'm gonna head out too. Got to drive home, and now I'm hungry for mediteranian food.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: all the tandoori stuff
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: nite Bubba
Bubba's Brain: Sieze ya all next week.
wernervonllanwydd: bon appetit bub
||||||||| Bubba's Brain is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:14 PM.
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: kwd must head off and deal with the akita again. last chat he'll have to leave for that for awhile
wernervonllanwydd: the arabs eat a lot of fresh vegetables
klokwkdog-wmdNOT: catch y'all on the Funway next week or maybe tomorrow if his head can stand it...
Merlyn: I think I'll go too, I might be back later tonight or tomorrow
wernervonllanwydd: cya klok
||||||||| Merlyn is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:16 PM.
||||||||| klokwkdog-wmdNOT is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:16 PM.
wernervonllanwydd: is it really just us. It must be late
cease: must be
Bightrethighrehighre: I had to tend to mah wahrm kracklin'- farrrrr
||||||||| 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 11:18 PM.
cease: as ssoon as we're almost dead, we spring back to life. hi dave, big
cease: i was being visited, only now can get back to computer
Bightrethighrehighre: Ho's the cidre, Cease?
Dave: hello all
wernervonllanwydd: well, I have to go to Wal-Mart. We have one that's open all night. But I'm going to stop in again shortly after midnight and see who's still here
cease: cidre ceased a few monthes ago. nothing but sangria for me now
cease: off you zip, llan
Bightrethighrehighre: ....yeah....Sangria...
Bightrethighrehighre: wernervonllanwydd:nite WVLL....!!
Bightrethighrehighre: ....Love that Sangria wine, love to drink it with 'ol frenz of mine....
cease: how's school, dave?
Rotonoto: wish my walmart was open all night
cease: hi roto, how?"s it roto-ing?
cease: are you in dc?
Rotonoto: well, near enough to DC to be nervous...
Rotonoto: 12 mi. due north
cease: i'm going to visit there soon.
Dave: school is busy Cat
cease: yo7 learning anything, dave? of course it's busy. so is breathing
Rotonoto: cat- you must get in touch and visit if at all possible
Bightrethighrehighre: g-nite surviving fire hedz....gotta put the fill-ettt-mig-nons up topside some smoldering mesquite....A-doooooooo....
Rotonoto: I will info you some info
Rotonoto: (email)
Dave: oh yeah I'm learning, yeah it's fun but stressful
cease: some aussie friends have gig there just startiing so i want to visit them next spring. also an original member of this group, who through it, designed the bitsite. never met him
Dave: where you going Cat?
cease: sounds delish, big
cease: i might even be in denver, depending on connections, dave
||||||||| 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 11:26 PM.
Merlyn: me again
cease: i think the vancouver washington dc flight stops in denver
Dave: well let me know, we could meet if you like
Dave: well I must be going
cease: i'm just chanigng planes but i owe you a taco, or whatever, for find that long sought album for me, dave
Dave: thought I'd drop in for a bit, now I'm a dropout
Dave: nah, that was for the FST stuff
cease: if there were no drop outs, there would be no firesign theatre
cease: you know freak for a week, dave. when he says I'im dropping out, everything begins
Dave: how true
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| wernervonllanwydd - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: hmm, time to say goodbye again, I think
||||||||| Merlyn is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:31 PM.
cease: by merl again
Dave: bye then
||||||||| Dave is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:33 PM.
cease: off we go
Rotonoto: still here but have been talking to sweet Bozoette on phone the past half hour...
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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 Woody One disembarks at 11:42 PM.
Woody One: Hey guys.
||||||||| Woody One departs at 11:44 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Bightrethighrehighre: I thought I was gone, too....
Rotonoto: hey
Rotonoto: I'm still talking with my Bozoette on the landline...
Bightrethighrehighre: what Is happening, Roto....?
Rotonoto: mostly distracted by phone call...
Rotonoto: I'm trying to persuade my Bozoette to log in some Thursday night and experience all the craziness
Bightrethighrehighre: are you doing the polit "uh-huh,uh-huh,uh-huh,uh-huh"....?
Bightrethighrehighre: my peeps get it all the time, I'm not a phone people....
Bightrethighrehighre: Thurs nite is great,no Phil in a while....
Rotonoto: it was a good night, when Phil shows, even better...
Bightrethighrehighre: have you chatted much w/Phil...?
Rotonoto: no, just a few short comments in passing...usually he is talking with several firefans who are really big in the current activities
Bightrethighrehighre: I'm gonna try to make it to the Cerritos gig in february....
Rotonoto: too bad they don;t come come up into thew hills (east coast)
Bightrethighrehighre: where's the hills?
Rotonoto: just joking- 'the hills' refers to an old gag in one of their 70's LPs
||||||||| 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..
Bightrethighrehighre: are you on the coast?
Rotonoto: mid atlantic near DC
Bightrethighrehighre: have you seen FST live....?
Rotonoto: luckily, yes- a liver performance in DC in '94 on their 25th anniv. tour nationwide
Rotonoto: live
Rotonoto: at the Warner Theater in Was DC
Rotonoto: Wash DC
Bightrethighrehighre: Life is great, my my friend, but it can REALLY mess with us....that's where the FST has been there for me, since 1968, clutching my intestines with laughter....
Bightrethighrehighre: I saw Proctor and Bergman at Grady Gammage (home of the debates next week), Tempe AZ 1974
Rotonoto: wow- you're lucky- I didn't discover them til about 1972-73 via LP on the east coast
Bightrethighrehighre: ....and the Phoenix Celebrity Theatre 1974
Rotonoto: wish I could have been a fly on the wall at some of those gigs
Bightrethighrehighre: what was that first magical LP....??
Rotonoto: waiting for the electrician?
Bightrethighrehighre: Yeah those gigs!! why there weren't several coronary patients in those audiences. laughing your butt off for two hours straight, no fooling....
Rotonoto: the FSt has brought me a lot of laughs, I'm a big fan for sure, they helped me rediscover my own funnybone
Bightrethighrehighre: "Everything you know is Wrong" was an institution around here...
Bightrethighrehighre: because that road trip where they had been to the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix was just before they
Rotonoto: EYKIW is probably my near-favorite album
Bightrethighrehighre: ....released "ETYK" which made several "fond" refernces to Th' Stinkin Desert
Rotonoto: just went over that dry hump over there...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Crystal Methodist into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 12:27 AM, then departs.
Crystal Methodist : Hi de ho
Bightrethighrehighre: and a social make fun of the buffoonery of our "greatest Society" AKA Reeebus and his stupid Leap into the center of the earth....
Crystal Methodist : I gotta goooooooo
Bightrethighrehighre: ...Crys...where ya gotta go so long....???
Rotonoto: immediate seating in the jiffy john around the corner
Bightrethighrehighre: ....there's BREAKFAST....!!!!
Bightrethighrehighre: ....I had an Idiot carpenter foreman who kamed to be the nefew of evel kneeevel.....runs in the family....
Bightrethighrehighre: uh....that's Karpenter fourman....
Rotonoto: there, my sweet bozoette finally rung off and is heading for bed
Bightrethighrehighre: ....*honk-honk*....
Rotonoto: yes, the rabus kneebus reference was easily understood back then, as it was current events
Rotonoto: rebus
Rotonoto: oh gee, I quote nonsense from that prticular album pretty near once a week or more, made a big impression on my funnybone
Bightrethighrehighre: I wonder If he found a waffle house down there....seems like the only place open that time of night....at the center of the earth....
Bightrethighrehighre: ....good ol' country bear whiz beer....!
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Crystal Methodist - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: yah, you got them pretty near everywhere along the highways...
Rotonoto: something tells me C M was not a firesign fan- don't recognize that handle
Bightrethighrehighre: ....here you go- is playboy gonna come out with "the women of waffle house....??
Rotonoto: next time Bozoette is over here, I'm going to demo the Firechat logs, may entice her to put in an actual appearance some night when the caht is going on
Rotonoto: chat
Bightrethighrehighre: ....she's welcome anyway....nice to have the companionship of....a....uhhh....FEMALE....!!
Rotonoto: given enough time, I might be able to introduce her to firehumor, it may not be all that much of a stretch...
Bightrethighrehighre: fire humour is easy....yet so complex....:)
Rotonoto: exactly- so it should work even at the most superficial levels if well chosen for an intro
Rotonoto: in that regard, EYKIW is probably one of several good choices for openers
Bightrethighrehighre: "Dear Friends" comes to mind....Gawwd bless Mark Time....
Rotonoto: a great album, but they are all over the map, as that is a compendium of radio 'better moments'
Rotonoto: EYKIW has a storyline...
Bightrethighrehighre: "Dear Friends", the early days! young, still refined, "ethereal" yet, so cohesive....
Rotonoto: So does Bozos On This Bus, which would be my other top favorite for an intro
Rotonoto: all true, but only for connoisseurs (SP?)
Rotonoto: I couldn't agree more, though
Bightrethighrehighre: Yeah, you're right! EYKIW has a storyline- EYKIW is a bunch of ....themes....
Rotonoto: it helps to have lived through the times- if you don't know of evil knevil, you'd lost sots in the translation
Bightrethighrehighre: "Giant Rat"....the same!! Gawwdd bless Joe Beets....!!!
Rotonoto: LOL "lose lots"
Bightrethighrehighre: ....and, of course........op...eeeeppp-p-p-p....eck-RICIAN....!!!!
Rotonoto: may be some lost sots in there too, anyway- LOL!ahhh, another perrenial fav of mine: "... the tube of unlimited power that can only be used for good or evil..."
Bightrethighrehighre: (four lines up *oooppppsss* ->->"Dear Friends", is a bunch of ....themes....
Bightrethighrehighre: ....HAH HAH HAH!!!!....eck-RICIAN....!!!!
Rotonoto: think that was Dave Ossman as the Electrician- he certainly had many hours to perfect that fiendish laugh on thier live radio shows on KPFK etc.
Bightrethighrehighre: "What's Cheese for the mouse is a snack for the Rat!!!!"
Rotonoto: you certainly remember all the oldies and goodies they had in the early years
Bightrethighrehighre: I dunno, think it was Phil Proctor....
Rotonoto: I'm actually not sure...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Nubber Reck inside, makes a note of the time (12:56 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Rotonoto: I spend a lot of time lately listening to old live studio recordings of the crazy guys, and you can hear some of these characters being born and further refined
Bightrethighrehighre: "....Didja get get a look at the mouth on that gift horse....??
Nubber Reck: What's in your wallet?       A Rubber, since 1968!
Rotonoto: oh, I used to carry one in my wallet as a kid, but the thing dryrotted before I even had a chance to use it...
Bightrethighrehighre: Yeah.... the XM radio stuff on the site KILLS me, neighbors should have called the cops....
Rotonoto: nowadays I carry a credit card instead...
Rotonoto: and the girls are around me like flies
Bightrethighrehighre: ...then we must flea....
Rotonoto: Moral of story: choose your plastics carefully!
Rotonoto: or as was said in the movie: I'd like to say just one word to you" Plastics"
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bightrethighrehighre: Veronica Lakeshore....(poop oop eeee doooooooo)....
Rotonoto: quick, somebody throw a bucket or water or confetti on him!
Bightrethighrehighre: Me, I'm up to my nose in CANDY....!!!!
Rotonoto: Nubber Reck is speechless (maybe he doesn't have any lines?)
Bightrethighrehighre: whooooooooooo.........whoooooooooooooo.....
Rotonoto: ahhh, but I'm reformed now- I'm a member of the Womennite church
Rotonoto: er, Mennonite- er, well, I haven;t actually been since 1864...
Bightrethighrehighre: Hal E. Lujah would be proud....then again he already was....
Rotonoto: do they still sing songs and pass around a snack tray?
Bightrethighrehighre: mormonites a womenites, aren't they....??
Rotonoto: and how! their honchos got to keep several (too big a job IMO)
Bightrethighrehighre: pass the plate and bend over...(LAME, I know....)
Rotonoto: only one womennite to a customer, I say...
Rotonoto: and they were so nice, taking up a collection for me and all, I was almost embarrassed to accept it...
Bightrethighrehighre: they're not that "religious" when he's not looking, lemme tell ya....
Rotonoto: but they just kept throwing bills in the snack tray and loose change, and- well, they were just real nice folks
Rotonoto: yeah, well their operating manual warns about some impostors are gonna come along and fool them, but I guess they weren't paying attention lately...
Rotonoto: they are now political organizations, pretty much, as near as I can tell
Bightrethighrehighre: don't take less than one fishing with ya........
Rotonoto: what? I thought politicians were too busy to find time for fishing!
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Nubber Reck - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rotonoto: poor Nubber Reck never had a chance- the firesign fever gripped the little group, which rode it for all it was worth, until suddenly...
Rotonoto: "oh blinding light, oh light that shines..."
Bightrethighrehighre: ahhh....yes....politicians....the regressive evolutionary element formerly known as a lawyer....
Rotonoto: they're completely interchangeable, you know...
Rotonoto: can't tell 'em apart without a lobbyist for a guide
Bightrethighrehighre: ....a guide has a purpose in life....
Rotonoto: well, lobbyists aren't exactly 'spirit guides', you know- LOL!
Bightrethighrehighre: Freddie Blassie wasn't just trying to be funny....
Bightrethighrehighre: "....all the sudden, geeks just started poppin' up all over town...."
Rotonoto: hmmm- I don't know Freddie
Bightrethighrehighre: Freddie wrote and performed "Pencil Neck Geek" in the 50's....
Rotonoto: ahhhh! I'd absolutely *love* to get my hands on a copy of that- have only heard it one time, and I was on the floor rolling around with gut pain...
Bightrethighrehighre: Dr. Demento has the classic in his "best of" (volume II , I think)....
Rotonoto: low down, dirty rotten pencil neck geek!
Rotonoto: I'll remember that. I have a friend who would also love to get hands on that number
Bightrethighrehighre: "....scum-suckin pea-head with a loust physique...."
Bightrethighrehighre: that's "lousy physique"
Rotonoto: I'll definitely be on the lookout for that one
Bightrethighrehighre: you should be able to find Dr. Demento purty easy....if not lemme know....
Rotonoto: OK
Bightrethighrehighre: gotta go for now....gotta get up 5 am Stinkin' Desert time....
Bightrethighrehighre: "see" ya next o week o............
Rotonoto: OK guy- nice to chat- see ya...
Rotonoto: Rotonoto was having this nice synchronicity thing, what with the name Freddie Blassie popping up unexpectedly...
Rotonoto: this little announcer voice kept going in his head, sort of like in a Nick Dangfer narrative...
Rotonoto: and suddenly he remembered Nancy!
Bightrethighrehighre: who could forget nancy!
Bightrethighrehighre: ....HAH HAH HAH!!!!....eck-RICIAN....!!!!
||||||||| At 1:33 AM, Bightrethighrehighre vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Rotonoto Rotonoto say: Now everybody go 'way- then come back, have new adventure...
Rotonoto: "Get your hands off me- I gotta find out- I'm a newsman- Reeeebusssssss...
Rotonoto: "
||||||||| "Hey Rotonoto!" ... Rotonoto turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 1:35 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
Bubba's Brain
Crystal Methodist
detachable yamamoto
Dr. Headphones
Nubber Reck
Woody One
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