A Firesign Chat
11/04/2004




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||||||||| 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 November 04, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:28 PM, dragging Bubba's Brain by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Bubba's Brain: No one here to vouch?
Bubba's Brain: Just stopping in to say I won't be stopping in.
||||||||| Bubba's Brain runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bubba's Brain?! It's 8:29 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:02 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: I was framed!
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones', just granted probation at 9:10 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: you was framed? you must be a picture!
Merlyn: hey phones
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: howzit goin for you? peachy keen for me. passed all my tests, i'm done with school.
||||||||| klokwkdog-( enters at 9:11 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Merlyn: still unemployed
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hey klok
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: well, merl, check the want ads. i bet they want lots of truck drivers :)
klokwkdog-(: good for you, Ken!
||||||||| At 9:12 PM, klokwkdog-( vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: today went a lot better than yesterday, klok, breezed through it.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'klokwkdog-(', just granted probation at 9:14 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones?! It's 9:17 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong', just granted probation at 9:17 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:17 PM, then departs.
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hmmm, couldn't refresh for a time there, so i exited and re-entered
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Evening Gebts
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hi dex
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: or Gebts
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Sheesh..GENTS
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: gebts and labias
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Yeah, I had trouble connecting too
||||||||| klokwkdog-( runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's klokwkdog-(?! It's 9:18 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hey merlyn, you messin' with us or is something wrong?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with klokwkdog-( close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:19 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: WB Klok
klokwkdog-(: hi dex
klokwkdog-(: could swear i've been here before
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: deja moo? "i've heard that bullshit before"
||||||||| It's 9:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog-(: LOL
klokwkdog-(: pretty scary -- it got merlyn
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: The Reaper has turned on its master...run for your lives
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: that dengue is nothing to mess with
klokwkdog-(: esp. with only half a flu shot
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Hi! I'm Gue...Den Gue
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: brother of ben gue?
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: You got it
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: And cousin of Ben Dover
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: the white cheeks of ben dover? :)
klokwkdog-(: speaking of which, the market soared today! pay no attention to that dollar behind the mirror...
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Now that the politics is all over we can get back to our smutty chatting
klokwkdog-(: politics is not over
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: politics is over? "i'm mad as hell and i'm not going to take it any more!"
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Don't you live in Jesusland Ken?
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: i'm waiting for the smoking gun in the ohio/diebold "i promise to deliver ohio's electoral votes to bush" scandal
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hell no, dex, this is kerryland. well, the state is, but the local region is full of religions people
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: I'd just like to see any gun smoking..as long as it's pointed in the right direction
klokwkdog-(: time for the gays (those thin guys with moustaches, an art gallery and $1.5M in the bank) to desert all the states that passed those amendments -- you know, the ones that aren't really well-set for boycotts and loss of high earners...
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: klok: i'se in one of dem dere states :(
klokwkdog-(: according to the radio, US corps already finding out that Bush may not be good for business
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hey guys, i got a phone call. will go inactive for a few, will return
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: I hope, wonder, and fear what FST might be working on after this election
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Klok: *I* coulda told them that at the gitgo
klokwkdog-(: i wanna do my rap record that rubs it in europe's face; fantasizing about renting the local high school's choir: "we're number one..."
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:26 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'llanwydd', just granted probation at 9:26 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Hi Ilan
||||||||| Catherwood enters with cease close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:26 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Cat Man!
klokwkdog-(: well, Merl managed to escape its evil clutches
llanwydd: don't blame me, I voted for Papoon
cease: hi prisoners of bush
klokwkdog-(: welcome Ilan -- was gonna remind you that we spon. gathered on Tue nite, but didn't ahve a dress for u
klokwkdog-(: hey cat
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: You can wear my Capri pants though
||||||||| Days of Decision Dave enters at 9:28 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Hi Dave
llanwydd: thanks. I never wear one
Days of Decision Dave: don't blame me, I Couldn't vote
cease: sounds biblical, dave
Days of Decision Dave: listening to Phil Ochs in anger, RIP Phil, thank you
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Let the Smiting commence
cease: no optical scanners for you, eh, dave?
cease: yes, ochs is particularly relavent, dave
llanwydd: why, Dave? What happened
Days of Decision Dave: was listening to protest songs the night for the election and had great discussions with wonderfully liberal teachers, although I must admit I am not a political person, I don't know what to think and was wondering what tonight's chat would be like
cease: what was the margin of stupidity in colorado? i thought it might be close but dont have the figures
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Dave: Sullen and mutinous
Days of Decision Dave: yes Cat, hence the nickname for tonight
cease: except for your resident canuck
llanwydd: yeah, Bush won all the redneck states
cease: i'm appalled, but so much that happens south of the border appalls me, it's hard to quantify
Days of Decision Dave: it was taken for Bush but we have a democratic senator only because our republican candidate knows nothing about politics and has had no experience, Pete Coors? what? next thing you know they'll elect a movie star for governor
Days of Decision Dave: I'm on a roll
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Maybe even President
Days of Decision Dave: "have we left our lady, for the lyrics of a song, that I'm not singing, no I'm not singing, tell me I'm not singing"
cease: i heard an interesting quote by somebody, maybe on air america or somewhere. when kerry said this was the most important election in memory, a lot of republicans took his word for it
Days of Decision Dave: how do you access Air America online, can some post the URL, I should listen to it I think now
Days of Decision Dave: forgive my typing, I have a lot to say
cease: www.airamerica.com
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Klok: was it you who sent that email about Bush Voters are measurably dumber?
cease: if you're not political now, you will be once you start listening
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Oh Klok is (away)
Merlyn: I cannot seem to connect with my browser...
cease: a lot of news on my local stations about americans asking about immigration
klokwkdog-(: no cat, ken i think
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Klok: Dex? you mean?
klokwkdog-(: didn't ken send the "measurably dumber" article, Ash?
Merlyn: Sorry about goofing up things, folks, I forgot to put the line break in...
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Klok: Wasn't sure who it was, got about 20 emails with Bush stuff today =))
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Not to worry Merl
klokwkdog-(: he had us break-dancing for awhile...
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Pretty nimble for an old dog
cease: we have to refight the enlightenment, quoth nation editor on air america
cease: you'll have to dig up voltaire
Merlyn: I'm entering text directly on firesigntheatre.com and appending it to the chat log under unix.
klokwkdog-(: cat, I think we may be on the verge of losing fire...
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: My tires are square
cease: lol, klok
klokwkdog-(: that too, Dex
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Opposable thumb starting to go too
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Yikes', just granted probation at 9:39 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanwydd: in ticonderoga we say "Tuh-yers"
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: OI Yikes
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Yikes: hey dex
Days of Decision Dave: I miss the election by 2 weeks, I'm 18 on the 16th, although the 4th of Oct was last day for registration, but damn, only 17 percent of my age group voted, how sad is that, I'm the youngest person here
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Got him again
cease: back from the dead to protest the military industrial complex, ike?
klokwkdog-(: in addition to out-migration from the bible states and boycotts, hopefully all the competent people at state, DIA, Pentagon, etc. will retire and start consulting for $500K/yr if they're going to have to eat Bush's crap
klokwkdog-(: yep, Dave, that was me in '68
cease: you're as far from the vietnam war as i was from world war 1 when i was your age
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:41 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: Ah, re-connected.
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: The Reaper hate you Merl
Days of Decision Dave: "we're fighting in a war we lost before the war began"
cease: 4 of my uncles were draft dodgers from the russo-japanese war
klokwkdog-(: on which side?
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Cat: Now *that's* cool
Merlyn: I think the firesign host machine rebooted; that's why phones & KWD couldn't refresh, and for some reason I couldn't connect for a while (until now)
cease: russia's. that's why they split. my grandfather met my grandmother in vienna which led to my being born
Days of Decision Dave: I'm 30 years behind the times, I don't know what to think of that, do I want to live in the present? I don't know really, it's scary, but do I look to the past? I'm a thinker, I think you have to be to like FST though, cause you all are inteligent people
cease: now some of Fumiyo's ancestors may have tried to dodge the draft to fight russia but it was alot harder to escape from japan
klokwkdog-(: live in the present or future dave; past was no fun, believe me ;-)
llanwydd: the ishikawas of vienna? I've heard of them
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Enlist with Admiral Perry
cease: they're in korea. on which side? great quote
klokwkdog-(: except for Jethro Tull...
Merlyn: forward into the past!
klokwkdog-(: cat - poignant with this week's news on the us deserter of 40 years
llanwydd: you alluding to "Living In the Past", klok? You've got good taste
Days of Decision Dave: easier said than done Klok, the future looks just as dark, and the past the same, but there's some good somewhere
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: I think he's gonna marry Bobby Fisher
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: "Gosh Auntie Em"
klokwkdog-(: society was much more closed/conservative, Dave
cease: is he still in jail in japan?
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Bobby: Yeah
klokwkdog-(: ask some 50-60 year old blind people what it was like then, for ezzample
klokwkdog-(: ask what cars were like. forget about computers and the internet
cease: yo7u can't visit the past but you can meet ambassadors from it and learn from them
Days of Decision Dave: I'm in a strange mood, not knowing where to go and a feeling that I need to say something, this is the most vocal I've been in a long time on here, but "when I've got something to say sir I'm gonna say it now"
Days of Decision Dave: and it's not now klok?
llanwydd: Bobby appears to have gone nuts I'm afraid
klokwkdog-(: shout it out!
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Ilan: Bobby was always nuts..almost all Chess Masters are at least somewhat strange
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong goes for a refill
klokwkdog-(: all sorts of changes have gone down. of course, we're gonna have to fight to keep them from here on, but...
Merlyn: Fischer has been nuts for a long time
Yikes: Hey..chess....it's hard woik.
llanwydd: anybody remember fisher on a bob hope special? that was pretty wild
Merlyn: gotta fight 'em in the trenches
Days of Decision Dave: like what, I'm trying to understand things because I feel I need to now, after the election but I've gotta understand some time I guess
Days of Decision Dave: I guess the ADA is one of those changes
klokwkdog-(: wonder if there are any canadian family planning franchises one can invest in?
cease: a la churchill. never surrender, eh?
klokwkdog-(: very definitely, Dave
cease: underground railroad franchises, klok?
Days of Decision Dave: I've got that to thank for a lot
cease: Harriet Tubmans for me, with Tubs of slaw!
Merlyn: Fischer is very anti-semitic, he can't return to the US because of playing in Yugoslavia when the US outlawed American commerce with them, and he's apparently been playing anonymously on the internet
Merlyn: gimmie two!
klokwkdog-(: no wonder i get beat so much
cease: fischer is fucked.
cease: new yorker article about him, i think. i read so many mags i cant remember where i read what
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Chess geniuses are greatly gifted in some areas but usually at some cost
Merlyn: BTW, I put up the election night chat: http://firesigntheater.com/chat/logs/fstchat_20041102.html
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Thanks Merl
klokwkdog-(: cool, merlyn
llanwydd: some of Fischer's interviews show that his great mental powers are reserved exclusively for chess
Days of Decision Dave: there was a chat on election night? I didn't know that
Merlyn: chats put up like that don't have the list of people/links at the end, or gallery, though
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong: Ilan: Precisely
Merlyn: people just spontaneously showed up, dave
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:54 PM and Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: i got email from klok teling me about it
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: That was clever on my part =\
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: I got email from klok
Merlyn: hey, if people use the "send me email when people log in" like I do, you'd get an auto-email every time anyone shows up
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Would I have to like be at the pc 24/7?
||||||||| Yikes says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Yikes exits at 9:56 PM.
klokwkdog-(: dave -- i sent out an email, but forgot a bunch of people in my haste; have your address, too; apologies
cease: who was yikes?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: I thought it might be Yam
Merlyn: no, you'd just get sent email when people log in
Days of Decision Dave: it's ok klok, nothing to be done about it now, actually I had a bunch to read so it was all for the better I think, I'll read the transcript some time
klokwkdog-(: dex - I'm sure he could program it to notify your pager for a small fee ;-))
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: You guys remeber on FST's 50 Unclaimed Melodies, they mention a tune called "My Spanish Suitcase"?
cease: indeed, dex
cease: the happy plunderer, etc
klokwkdog-(: i thought it was "in a spanish melon"...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: It turns out that there's a Goon SHow Episode called "The Spanish Suitcase"
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Geeze Klok: You may be right
cease: that would be it, dex
||||||||| Catherwood leads doctec inside, makes a note of the time (10:00 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: The Doctor is IN!
llanwydd: "Waltzing For Three People" evokes a hilarious mental image
cease: i know they got a lot from the goons. the hemlock stones character in by the light of the silvery, for example
cease: i really have to listen to a LOT more goons
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog-(: if it starts being about plays on words in Russian with Moscow street names a la dostoyevsky, I want to get out of the game...
doctec: yep - just sitting down to dinner here on the couch, laptop fired up and running
cease: hey doc
llanwydd: evening doc
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Don't put it on your lap then
Days of Decision Dave: what's this 50 unclaimed melodies piece? I've heard of it but don't remember where it comes from, BTW Cat I found your mp3 disc of radio broadcasts, tried to listen to them but the quality isn't that great, but hey, it's the history that counts
doctec: lili will be sitting by my side shortly
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: alright, phone back on the hook, and i'm typing again
cease: i bet your side is happy about that
klokwkdog-(: you can use the laptop as a chafing dish; i think there's a Martha Gluitt about that
llanwydd: it was originally from "Dear Friends", Dave
Days of Decision Dave: I'm reading Crime and Punishment right now klok, I really like it
klokwkdog-(: the duke's duet from Il Schizophreno
cease: yes dave. the quality sucks but as long as you can hear them. i'm hoping the firesigns have good quality copies of the original shows and release them eventually
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hi cat, dave, doc, llan--all of whom came in while i was away
Days of Decision Dave: that's why, I don't have any of the DF stuff
klokwkdog-(: ah! it was "in a Persian melon", wasn't it?
cease: i'm reading Maus. really puts things into perspective
llanwydd: It's actually 40 Great Unclaimed Melodies and it was a live bonus track
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Oh BTW interesting news about the FST
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: casaba?
doctec: i have some new weblog entries at http://www.doctechnical.com/xsb
klokwkdog-(: heavy duty stuff, cat.
doctec: (i hope i got that url right)
doctec: (yep, it's right)
doctec: dex: do tell...
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: the whole friggin' country is "right" now, tom
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Doc: I like to be prompted
doctec: what's the birds eye lowdown on their capons?
cease: dave, i know it's a comic book but don't know if its in braile. it should be. you want to know about the Real nazis (instead of only people we Call nazis these days) that's a great intro.
llanwydd: what, dex
doctec: dr. h: not true, see my blog
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Still Not enough attention on me =))
cease: i read a lot of heavy stuff, klok. we live in heavy times, but, one does need perspective
klokwkdog-(: dave - the problem is TRANSLATING dostoyevsky both with the plays on words in russian (think shakespeare in turkish) and the passage of time since it was written
doctec: dex: really, no shit really ... do tell!
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo tries again
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: doc: not sure when/if i will have time. i'm done with school as of noon tomorrow, probably start working next week. will be away from computer/home for at least 2-3 wks first time, not sure after that
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: BTW>>>SOme Interesting news re; FST
cease: good luck with the truck, kend
Days of Decision Dave: true klok, I have a pretty modern-sounding translation and a good narrator, not reading it in braille as it's 5 volumes
doctec: well dr. h, the bottom line is that if you actually look at the vote tabulations state by state, the country is neither red nor blue but various shades of purple
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: cat: i think the only part of canada i might get into is ontario, but should i get out that way, i will try to alert you and get a phone number
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo wonders what a guy has to do to get a little attention
doctec: some lean more red, some more blue - but most of them are in the middle
doctec: bush won by the smallest margin of the popular vote since truman
doctec: same is true of the electoral vote count
cease: ontario is as far from me as michigan
klokwkdog-(: dave - i loved one story by someone who would take a lunch to Barnes and igNoble, read a copy of Crime and Punishment there and leave a bookmark in it.
cease: diana rigged? count me in
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: doctec: you're correct, of course, but the right is in POWER and that's all that matters now. think supreme court.... :(
klokwkdog-(: dave - next day or several days later, come back, another few hours reading, move bookmark, etc.
doctec: the country is actually more centrist than the strict red/blue image dichotomy we saw on the networks two evenings ago would lead you to believe
doctec: dr. h: that may be, but consider two things:
Days of Decision Dave: lol klok, I could see that, it's so damn long it's gonna take over a month to read if I follow my reading scedule correctly
llanwydd: hey guys. Let's all put on the same FST album and listen to it together. Which one do we all have? I've got most of them
doctec: (1) the democrats mobilized as never before and did a remarkable job of meeting the republican juggernaut head-on, and...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: AT A RECENT OLD TIME RADIO CONVENTION, MET A GUY WHO'S WRITING A BOOK ABOUT THE FIRESIGN THEATER...HAS BEEN INTERVIEWING THEM FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS SO FAR
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: you don't have to hear, i can shout!
klokwkdog-(: dave - i listen to books on tape a lot, have taken over a month to read some, 2 hrs./day, 4 days a week while i walk
doctec: (2) the republicans will screw themselves if they take their slim majority win as a 'mandate'
klokwkdog-(: we didn't ask quick enough, Dex?
doctec: dex: who's the author
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: I tried to converse in a moderate tone, only Doc Tech was listening
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: re (2) i believe you're very correct there.
cease: i dont see the point of a book. what could be said about them that they dont say for themselves far better
Merlyn: I'm back
doctec: hi merlyn
klokwkdog-(: doc - listen or read CAREFULLY the comments Bush made today. they say it all
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Doc: I'll have to look it up..He recently wrote a book about a guy who wrote a lot of material for Bob and Ray
klokwkdog-(: remember what they did LAST time with their "slim margin"...
Merlyn: hello
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: "i have political capital and i'm going to spend it."
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: afk for a sec
Merlyn: like what kwd?
llanwydd: well that idea went over big
doctec: a book about them might help those persons who might not 'get' the group when one just listens to them - especially when it comes to the cultural subtext that runs underneath their classic stuff
klokwkdog-(: you want a list, Merlyn???!
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: llan: i saw it, but got caught up in something else and it scrolled off the screen. out of sight, out of mind
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'TweenUs&Dem', just granted probation at 10:11 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
doctec: lland: the problem is that not everyone here has specific firesign titles at their fingertips
TweenUs&Dem: Can't believe Bush won. Jeezzze...
doctec: as they are chatting
klokwkdog-(: Ken - yes, and the part about "the people who agree with us joining us" sheesh
llanwydd: hey tween!
Merlyn: look at the bright side; at least bush will be forced to clean up his own mess for once
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hi mr. N-B-tween
klokwkdog-(: doc -- I think Tuesday proved that 50% of the country will never "get" it. FST, reality, whatever.
cease: always look on the bright side of life
TweenUs&Dem: Going to be a very long 4 years. Don't know that Bush is going to clean anything up. More like things get much worse.
doctec: klok: never say never
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: cat: yep, i tried to do that, but looking at the sun burned out my retinae
doctec: i think "BushCo" will hang itself on its own hubris - and soon
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Back
llanwydd: well, we used to do it at a Yes club on Yahoo. We'd chat one night a week and all listen to a certain Yes album. It was pretty cool
TweenUs&Dem: One can hope, doc.
cease: who would know, doc?
klokwkdog-(: as a chat reference, they need the FAQ, but a good one, done up as The Annotated Alice or something (highly recommended if you think Alice in Wonderland is a kid's book)
cease: the media are the same people as bushco. we own the idea of amerika, etc
Merlyn: exactly, tween. Bush will continue in his incompetence, the über-peter-principle at work
klokwkdog-(: that was a movie, Cat, not reality...
llanwydd: just supposing Bush should die in office? What kind of president could we count on Cheney to be?
Merlyn: is he prez now?
TweenUs&Dem: Don't even THINK of it, llan.
doctec: as i was telling lili tonight, i think it may actually be a good thing bush won - it means he has to clean up the mess he's made of the past 4 years, if kerry won the republicans would be all over him with each perceived misstep
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: is uber-peter a sex reference of some sort? :)
Merlyn: that box on bush's back goes to a radio-controller held by cheney
cease: but no one outside of air america or the nation will even notice it's a mess, doc
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Merl: Bush not so incompetent...rather, he's evil, corrupt, coniving and stealing big-time
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: llan: don't even broach that subject. pray daily for bush to remain healthy
cease: his voters dont believe in evolution. i'm surprised they believe in gravity
doctec: liliis reading the ny times one-line review of 'quills': geoffreyt rush is so good it's painful"
klokwkdog-(: DT - in the next 4 years? He plans to make it WORSE!
Merlyn: the peter principle is: as long as you're competent, you get promoted until you get promoted to something you're not competent at. Bush is the über-peter-principle
klokwkdog-(: Userfriendly has a good thread going: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20041103
llanwydd: I heard a fortune teller on the Art Bell show say that Bush would die in office of a digestive disorder
doctec: klok: if he does - and i think he will - i don't see how the republicans can come up with a candidate they can sell to the country
klokwkdog-(: that was yesterday; today's is even better...
klokwkdog-(: fraiser does that strip out of Van, Cat
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: ah, yes, if a fortune teller on art bell said it, it must be so, eh? :) not making fun of you, llan, but i take bell with a grain of salt
Merlyn: the repug frontrunner right now is guiliani
doctec: i think over the next 2 yrs bushco will cave in to their right-wing evangelical contingent, alienating the centrists that voted for bush despite their misgivings
cease: i dont understand why everyone doesnt live in vancouver, but am glad they dont
llanwydd: I think Art humours his guests and callers
klokwkdog-(: he's already alienated half his base and they still voted for him
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: YOu in real estate?
Days of Decision Dave: if they lived there Cat then the city would be messed up, at least there are pockets of non-messed-up people here
Days of Decision Dave: I hope
cease: i'm in a house, dex.
cease: my point exactly, dave
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: That's Real Estate
doctec: i'm also inclined to think that just as the red sox broke through the ruth curse, bush will not die in office
cease: but you need a certain density just to have sanity. my home provine of sask is empty and rightfully so
klokwkdog-(: Merlyn - you mean the guliani who stayed in gay friends' house after his wife kicked him out of Gracie Mansion for cheating on her with another woman -- that'll go down great with the Moral Majority, eh?
doctec: cat, have you seen http://www.marryanamerican.ca? hilarious satire site
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: a round of applause for my state, please, it's now official: marriage is one man and one woman. period. case closed. god said it, hallelujah!
TweenUs&Dem: The media is at least partyly to blame. They ate whatever was given to them.
Merlyn: I think half of bush's base IS aliens
doctec: don't know if god really said it, but humans are enforcing it - for now -
doctec: mars, bitch!
klokwkdog-(: ken - let the exodus begin
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: some people say bush is part of the reptilian conspiracy started by the jews and the rothschilds. he's related to the english royal family and they are all lizards, too.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ken: I Understand that in Utah, 2 men can marry, but no more, Polygamy reserved for men and women
cease: i didnt know it was satire, doc. just saw ref to it on salon or cursor
llanwydd: An interesting point that this "soothsayer" made was that Reagan both fulfilled and defeated the famous "curse" when his heart stopped in the hospital after he was shot
cease: tons of ugly women in canada would love to marry an american i'm sure
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: forsooth, i say!
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: any of those ugly women have money? there has to be something in it for me!
klokwkdog-(: what about before he was shot, Ilan? ;-)
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: reagan didn't have a heart, did he? he should have gone to see the wizard.
cease: yeah, but it's canadian money
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: There you go again
doctec: cat: lili says it's not real - i only saw home page and couple of others so i can't say
llanwydd: LOL klok!
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: LOL! good one, cat :)
doctec: lili has more time to do the delving
klokwkdog-(: how do you think he got elected, Ken?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: It's Evening in America"
klokwkdog-(: you should get her a delving rod, DT
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: evening? hell, it's approaching midnight by my watch
cease: indeed, dex. but from my point of view, it's always evening down there. and no great sunsets to look forward to
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: for those interested, i passed everything in school, will probably be working next week or week after.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Yee Haw, Ken
cease: best of luck, kend
klokwkdog-(: super, Ken
TweenUs&Dem: Sounds like it might actually be a bit of a fun job, Ken.
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: had to take driving test twice. first time i ran into a fence. any accident during testing is automatic failure. today was second try, breezed through it.
klokwkdog-(: isn't the loony closing fast on the dollar, Cat? The € is at all-time high
klokwkdog-(: yeah, he got that fence out of the way the first time...
cease: it is indeed, klok. and we are not happy about it at all
llanwydd: breezed through what? the fence?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ken: You gonna be a Teamster
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: tween: i certainly hope so. at least i will be seeing new places and people
doctec: despite my desire to look at the events of the week in a postive light, i keep coming back to one simple phrase: "we are so f**ked"
klokwkdog-(: then give us all your oil and gas and let go
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: llan: fence first day, today i did well on the test and stayed far from the fence
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ken: Who's watching your Kitties
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: dex: most truckers are not unionized
klokwkdog-(: you could make big bux driving rigs in Iraq, Ken...for awhile
llanwydd: good going kend
cease: there's always canada, doc.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Figures..That got Da Boss and now, nothin'
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: dex: i have friends with cats, dogs, and a ferret. they will take care of them until i decide if i want to take one or more along with me
klokwkdog-(: amen, DT
cease: maybe not always, but at least for now
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: uh, klok, remember, i have *some* intelligence........
TweenUs&Dem: No doubt, doc. Iraq is going to continue to be a nightmare. The Constitution will continue to be eroded. He'll get to pick a couple of Supremes.
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: supremes? is diana ross still with them?
llanwydd: he ought to pick diana and flo
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: and Eddie
klokwkdog-(: get ready for brutalized teenagers to emmolate themselves in front of Jerry Fallwell's church...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bunnyboy', just granted probation at 10:29 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
TweenUs&Dem: They might make better judgements. Wouldn't toss Roe out the door.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Explain please?
doctec: so happy together....
Bunnyboy: Daffy Duck For President!
TweenUs&Dem: Yo, bunny...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Hey Bun
doctec: how is the weather...
cease: bun
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: hi bunny
klokwkdog-(: if they get pregnant, & poor, no place to go. alky parents beat 'em...
TweenUs&Dem: Surely we already have enough cartoons characters in the WH...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: lol
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo sings, "So always look for the silver lining, and try to find the sunny side of life"
llanwydd: I wouldn't want elky parents
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: yeah, daffy and rove
Bunnyboy: More cartoona, and less Kabloona!
klokwkdog-(: Tween -- we fell for the "we're going to be uniters" crap the last time this crowd got "elected". Fool us twice...we won't get fooled again
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: And don't forget..with Arafat out of the picture..things should go *really* well in Palestine =\\\\\\\\\
Merlyn: By the way, the IRC chats don't seem to be up at firezine anymore, so I changed the link to use the google groups archive
llanwydd: speaking of cartoons, why do they always draw Bush with big ears when he doesn't have big ears?
TweenUs&Dem: The man really has a way with words, doesn't he?
klokwkdog-(: Dex - the nation just elected darkness.
TweenUs&Dem: No doubt, Dex.
cease: good one, klok
cease: that's hans darkness to you
klokwkdog-(: they look normal to me, Ilan
TweenUs&Dem: Mordor, here we come. Anybody got a ring?
doctec: merl: shoot an email to benway about that - he's been rooting around in there
Merlyn: I found the original usenet thread where the first IRC chat was set up in March 1995
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: That Merlyn...always hard at work on thing Firesign..Thank God =)
cease: when i first went to korea in 74, i thought it was mordor.
Bunnyboy: DUHbya DOES have big ears...he just doesn't use them.
doctec: merl: that's amazing
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Bun: What?
TweenUs&Dem: How so, cease?
klokwkdog-(: it just has no seoul, cat
cease: almost 10 years. i thought so, merl
Bunnyboy: Dex: I *SAID*!!!.... ; )
cease: god one, bun
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: Cy Gone...He never come back long time
Merlyn: Here are those old threads, if anyone cares: http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3kl8fj%24l64%40newsbf02.news.aol.com and http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3kv1vq%24bes%40usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu
klokwkdog-(: calvin trillin: "Save the chefs! Save the chefs!"
Bunnyboy: More appealing on the cartoon front: LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION VOL. 2. How sweet! How toot sweet!
cease: i was here the first night, and i'll be here for the final night, i suspect
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Thak you Merl..will bookmark them
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: In the end, there can be only one
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: and that one needs a refill
cease: if you're a tralfamadorian or whatever they're called
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: Highlander
Merlyn: Elayne suggested the 9PM Thursday meet time, which we still follow
TweenUs&Dem: Vonnegut rocks.
klokwkdog-(: no, from Slaughterhouse Five, Dex
Days of Decision Dave: 7 PM here, it's great
Bunnyboy: Hey, what about all them Usenet chats? Where's thems, mister? Huh?
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones: ok, dear friends, i have to be there tomorrow to fill out final paperwork, get certificates, etc., so it's off to bed for me. see you in the future, but not sure exactly when. will keep you posted when i can. toodle-ooh
doctec: merl: 'twas ever thus
Bunnyboy: nite ken
klokwkdog-(: 0300 MET; not good for our Euro friends. wait a minute; we don't have those anymore...
TweenUs&Dem: Good luck, Dr. H.
klokwkdog-(: nite Ken!
klokwkdog-(: happy trails!
Merlyn: just go to the chat login page, bunnyboy, and press on the 'google group archive' link
||||||||| Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones rushes off, saying "10:38 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
llanwydd: you can all use the chatroom in my Yahoo group whenever you like (bobsbrazerkolounge). It's weird!
doctec: i remember when elayne first introduced me to the wonders of firesign chat back in (i'm guessing here) '96 ... one evening at her apt... with her ex hubby... it was amazing to me
cease: i still do. just heard about free phone service from a swiss friend
TweenUs&Dem: It'll be interesting to see if W tries to mend those fences...
klokwkdog-(: in his speech today, Tween: only with those who agree with us!!
Merlyn: the last article with 'fiRCign' in the subject line is where I announce the new experimental A Firesign Chat
llanwydd: I can't use it myself for some reason. webtv does not permit
doctec: not only the chat aspect, but that there was a small but devoted group of firesign fanatics that got together on a weekly basis to talk about what was going on in their lives and throw firesign refs in at every opportunity
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Maybe a line like that in Slaughter..long time since I've read it..but definitely a line in the Highlander Tv Series..and perhaps the movie too
TweenUs&Dem: If you don't agree with us, you're a terrorist.
Merlyn: some people have problems with yahoo chats, llan, that's why I cooked up a browser-based chat that didn't depend on java or anything too complex
Bunnyboy: doc: Ah, yes. But you just can't do that anymore. The gubmint won't let you.
cease: doc, a lot of folks have come and gone since then
cease: elayne is the only one from those days
Merlyn: but maybe I should make it more lynx-friendly...
Bunnyboy: (sings) I love to singa, about the moon-a and a june-a and a springa...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: And she's barely here
doctec: spoona...
Merlyn: why doesn't sir will show up? I went to the firesign tinyMUSH today, too.
Days of Decision Dave: yeah I'm glad I found this place and am indebted to Merlyn for putting that manual refresh in there, I wasn't sure if I'd get a response, have I really been here for 2 years now? I think so
llanwydd: is that a chico marx song?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Parliament is meeting?
Merlyn: I left a message in nexus nexus, someone posted a message if anyone is ever here about a week ago. The previous message was from 1998 or so.
klokwkdog-(: Dex - remember IRC and "connection reset by peer"?
TweenUs&Dem: Along with the Funkadelics.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: That was Sir Will
Bunnyboy: Merl: Catherwill's probably stuck between room 7 and 16.
klokwkdog-(: oh
cease: who did the chat before merlyn showed up? or was it automatic?
Merlyn: dave, another blind firesign visitor emailed me a thank-you for having non-flash pages - I see too many that require flash just to get in the front door.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Now standing for Parliament in Upper Middle Essex
Bunnyboy: A reminder: All them swell Paramount era Marx Bros movies are on DVD next Tuesday, boxed and separate.
Merlyn: pretty much automatic, cat, just have to set up the '#firesign' topic or whatever it's called
doctec: http://www.netaxs.com/~sirwill1/
klokwkdog-(: they got Margaret Dumont in there? amazing
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Margaret lost her network I hear
doctec: dr. quackenbush, at your cervix
llanwydd: I just watched "the cocoanuts" twice the other day, bunny. One of my very favorites
Bunnyboy: And a hardboiled egg
Bunnyboy honks
doctec: HONK
cease: `yes, that's what i recall
Bunnyboy: Make that two hardboiled eggs...
doctec: make that two hardboiled eggs
doctec: (short honk)
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Bunny: Trivia Q: What was Groucho's first movie with out the other brothers?
Merlyn: the main problem I had with IRC chats was finding a server; they seemed to get overloaded and it got to be really hard to connect.
doctec: and one duck egg
Merlyn: but that's Night At The Opera, an MGM film...
klokwkdog-(: viaduct?
doctec: i wanna say "I'll say she is" but i don't know if that
doctec: don't know if that's right
llanwydd: copacabana
Bunnyboy: Dex: Was that the one with William Bendix?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ilan: YOu didn't raise your hand
Merlyn: One thing really surprising is the reissue of "Love Happy" had brand new footage! New comedy bits with Harpo!
Bunnyboy: Go ahead, tell me.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ilan is right Bun
doctec: is "duck soup" available on dvd yet?
Merlyn: That's a Paramount, doc
TweenUs&Dem: Stuff to do. Let's hope things don't get any weirder than they already are. Until last time, again...
||||||||| TweenUs&Dem runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's TweenUs&Dem?! It's 10:48 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: by tween
Bunnyboy: It's gonna be amazing to have all the Marx Bros films in print, again, excepting THE STORY OF MANKIND.
doctec: i know merl - so is "the cocoanuts" right?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: So Long Tween
klokwkdog-(: saw of bunch of Betty Boop and Marx and cartoons in O.S. Job Lot today for 99¢ ea. cardboard sleeve, shrinkwrapped
doctec: and "monkey business"
llanwydd: Love Happy was really a Harpo film
Merlyn: Humor Risk is in print!!!???!!
Bunnyboy: doc: DUCK SOUP on Tues. Part of Universal's Marx Bros Silver Collection.
Merlyn: yes, cocoanuts/animal crackers/monkey business/horsefeathers/duck soup
klokwkdog-(: the more he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons
Bunnyboy: Merl: There's a film called Humor Risk? Is it a short? I meant their features.
doctec: bb: oh joy - lili and i both wanna see that one
Merlyn: OK, trivia question: name the 3 Marx films that share the same title with another non-Marx film (one a short subject)
Bunnyboy: As Merl says, alla does.
cease: i ope none of you have seen Skidoo
Days of Decision Dave: are Marks bros films visual or would I benifit from watching them at all?
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Vertigo?
Merlyn: "Humor Risk" is the lost silent film made by the Marxes and destroyed because it was so bad
klokwkdog-(: half and half, I'd say, Dave
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Birth of a Nation?
Bunnyboy: What a pity Duck Soup never played on a double bill with Fahrenheit 9/11.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Nos Feratu?
doctec: dave: some is visual but there's a lot of clever wordplay as well
cease: the dialogue is superb, dave
klokwkdog-(: you might be able to find them annotated for the visually impaired, which would help
Merlyn: dave, there's a lot you would get out of them, but there's also "Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel", a Groucho & Chico radio show
doctec: especially groucho's lines, and the exchanges between groucho and chico
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Days of Heaven?
Bunnyboy: ROOM SERVICE, MONKEY BUSINESS and....I dunno.
cease: it's a real challenge using even a boy groucho in my new play, trying to write stuff that doesnt sound like his real shtick but still does.
klokwkdog-(: yeah, esp. like Groucho's old TV show, "You Bet Your Life", which was pretty much a static set and just about ALL wordplay
llanwydd: Monkey Business, Room Service, The Great Bank Robbery
doctec: you need to get someone to describe what goes on in the scenes with harpo though - he never speaks in any of the marx bros. films
cease: groucho did a lot of radio
Merlyn: 1 right, llan
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Man! Ilan knows his Marxism
Merlyn: I have a DVD release of you bet your life shows
klokwkdog-(: referenced in Firesign's Don't Crush that Dwarf: "The Duck Came Down with the Word and what was the word? Food! And we ate him..."
Merlyn: (and it's the Incredible Jewel Robbery)
Bunnyboy: And be sure to read HARPO SPEAKS!, perhaps my favorite celebrity memoir.
cease: indeed klok. i hadnt noticed that until you pointed that out
Days of Decision Dave: Cat do you know where I can get some of this radio stuff? cause that would be ideal rather than the films
cease: a revelation
Merlyn: heh. The BBC recently remade the groucho/chico radio shows with impersonators
cease: and i'm using a duck rif in my play
klokwkdog-(: which of course was a play on the famous line, "Garbo Speaks!" about the first talking movie Greta Garbo ever did
Bunnyboy: Merl: There are supposed to be a whole slew of YOU BET YOUR LIFE eps out, soon.
doctec: well i gotta pack it in here - too sleep deprived - may be working on incidental music for an indie production soon (http://www.doingagatha.com)...
llanwydd: I've read Harpo Speaks. It's a very interesting book
doctec: will probably get a work print tape w/time code this weekend
doctec: y'all have a great evening - see you here next week
doctec: ttfn
doctec: ttyl
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Night Doc
klokwkdog-(: oh, cat, that was one (of the few) i got right away, even back then!
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......................)
Merlyn: nite doc
Bunnyboy: nite doc
cease: bambi and uh clem might know, dave. they collect a lot of old radio, at least a lot more than me
||||||||| doctec runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's doctec?! It's 10:54 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: by doc
klokwkdog-(: the bit about "on all three sides of us"? now THAT took me decades to understand
klokwkdog-(: nite DT
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Explicate please
klokwkdog-(: Merlyn - why? Because they had accents?
Merlyn: anyway, the answers to the 3 movies are: Monkey Business (Cary Grant film), Go West (Buster Keaton), and Duck Soup (Laurel and Hardy short by same director)
llanwydd: cyber49er.com has a lot of OTR to download
Merlyn: apparently, there aren't many actual "Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel" recordings that survive, but the scripts do.
Bunnyboy: And I should mention again, the new LOONEY TUNES set is wunderbar. Focusing on some of the classic pre-50's shorts, as well as a few later pieces.
klokwkdog-(: film and theater, Dex: the "fourth wall" is the audience. You never play to the audience
klokwkdog-(: Merlyn, I'd never have guessed those...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Except in Improve where breaking the "4th" wall is obligatory
llanwydd: Go West slipped my mind
Bunnyboy: A pleasure to see THE DOVER BOYS, gloriously restored, instead of in it's standard cheapo dupe tape incarnations.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Adam West slipped *my* mind
klokwkdog-(: right, or in the late '80s TV like "Moonlighting", where it became almost tiresome
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bightrethighrehighre', just granted probation at 10:57 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
klokwkdog-(: hi big
Merlyn: Dave, there's some "Flywheel et al" audio on this site: http://www.whyaduck.com/sounds/streaming.htm
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Almost..but not quite..really enjoyed that show
Bightrethighrehighre: ....he-dee-he-dee-he-dee-hay....
llanwydd: hi big!
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Well Done Big!
Bightrethighrehighre: sahhhhhhhhhhhhpp, kidz.......???
llanwydd: hi de hi de hi
cease: big
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: The Jig, Big
Bunnyboy: lo Beeg
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Call me a Cab, Calloway
klokwkdog-(: LOL, Dex
cease: a carb?
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Days of Decision Dave - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bightrethighrehighre: you're a cab, calloway....
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo afk for a momento
Bightrethighrehighre: ....what's all this skuttlebuttockski about same sex marriage....?....men and women are the same sex, remember....?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: pardon me while I get a cough of cuppee
klokwkdog-(: myself and all my donkey friends were so hoping the Massachusetts experiment would continue even further
klokwkdog-(: with PETA now frequently resorting to violence, it's gotten very scary out there...
Bunnyboy: It's soup for nuts here. G'nite, yez.
klokwkdog-(: nite Bun
cease: bun
Merlyn: bye bb
||||||||| Bunnyboy runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 11:03 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
klokwkdog-(: don't get the prarie oysters stuck in your tongue
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Bye Bye Bunny
Bightrethighrehighre: Bunnyboy:got the video....thanks!
klokwkdog-( enters the 7-minute countdown and departs briefly to fetch beer
Merlyn: Groucho: remember, Ravelli, prunes aren't what they used to be.
Merlyn: Chico: They aren't?
Merlyn: Groucho: No, they used to be plums.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: How's the East coast trip looking?
cease: looking forward to it, dex. been a long time
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Keep me posted
cease: april sounds like far away but it really isnt
Bightrethighrehighre: anybody gonna be at the FST gig this February in Cerritos? my Sis, her hub and my same self have tickets....
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: True
cease: will be seeing doc before then, maybe merl when we go down to seattle for the show there. bunny for sure
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: Nice =)
Merlyn: I think I'll be at all the shows, big
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo is envious
cease: it'll be great if lili comes with doc. phil austin will love talking to her
Bightrethighrehighre: Merlyn:see ya there....!!
klokwkdog-( is violently jealous
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Days of Decision Dave', just granted probation at 11:08 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Cat: She looks like Katherine Ross
klokwkdog-(: WB, Dave
klokwkdog-(: there's our tune again...
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Did you make up your mind yet Dave?
cease: not really. they were both in the military. you've been here when they swapped storeis about it, eh?
Days of Decision Dave: oops, well, I'm gonna take off anyway,
Merlyn: Hey Dave again, don't know if you saw my link for free Marx Brothers audio at http://www.whyaduck.com/sounds/streaming.htm
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Dave: You are cleared for take off
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Eh?
klokwkdog-(: nite Dave
Days of Decision Dave: nope, hence the nickname, ode to Phil and myself
Merlyn: "Hello, I must be going"
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: We all owe a lot to Phil
Days of Decision Dave: thanks Merl, will look it up if I done gots time to use proper english, see you guys next week, thank you for listening to me
cease: and phil and phil and phil, and the crazy guy
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Night Dave
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Crazy Guy = Michael Bentine?
klokwkdog-(: four or five of them, as I remember, cat
klokwkdog-(: 1 min. to go
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: waiting for the news?
Merlyn: see you next week, dave
cease: by dave
klokwkdog-(: i heard the news today, oh boy, Dex
Days of Decision Dave: "dark is the danger that's knocking on the door, and the far reachin' rockets say you can't win anymore, for these are the days of decision"
cease: beats waiting for godot
klokwkdog-(: yeah, cutting out for BBC WNT
||||||||| "11:12 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Days of Decision Dave, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok: Shoulda heard it yesterday..Oy!
klokwkdog-(: did that guy ever show up? i walked out of the play
klokwkdog-(: bye everyone; headin' out now
cease: and you're still walking
Merlyn: bye KWD
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Klok walks out of the play and into a great sandstone building
klokwkdog-(: never worked again in that town
llanwydd: godot is one I've never seen
klokwkdog-(: goodnite!
||||||||| klokwkdog-( rushes off, saying "11:13 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Night Klkok
cease: watch the clock, klok
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo is working on his "Klick" language
llanwydd: speaking of drama, I'm doing The Diary of Anne Frank. It opens Wednesday in Lake Placid
cease: ave you read Maus, llan? I'm reading it now.
llanwydd: If we were indeed speaking of dramamine
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ilan: Think I figured out which FST show was at Town Hall...Was it the 8 Shoes show? or is that 4 soles? whatever
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ilan: She's in the Attic
cease: all those false closets and cellars. we went to anne's hideaway when we were in amsterdam.
llanwydd: that was a very funny story dex!
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Ilan: Was that the FST show you saw at Town Hall?
llanwydd: yeah they did the eight shoes, pam jurgenson, nick danger, joey demographico, ben bland, 40 great unclaimed melodies
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Then we have met before ..just didn't know it =))
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo: Guys gotta go park the car..Wife is holding a space for me...hope to be back before all is over if not...see you next time
llanwydd: you had to have heard me singing "Oh Blinding Light" with 2 other guys at the top of our lungs
Merlyn: that's the lamest excuse yet
llanwydd: soooooo
cease: dex
llanwydd: the terrible chat drought continues
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off (Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo) at 11:22 PM
llanwydd: how about the decaf
Merlyn: Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have done that...I was confused.
Merlyn: I'll use the twinky defense.
llanwydd: I'm dying to hear Red
Bightrethighrehighre: didja hear Des Cartes, the philosoher and neil diamond got together in the studio to make a new "hit"....?
cease: with red hair?
llanwydd: Shift when doc fin
llanwydd: ishes it
Merlyn: what's the punch line, big?
cease: did you know about lucille ball being investigated as a commy, during the mcarthy days?
Bightrethighrehighre: yeah, it's called "I think therefore I am I said"....BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Merlyn: I guess I don't know enough neil diamond
cease: you're lucky
Bightrethighrehighre: we're lucky....
Bightrethighrehighre: I'm hungry....
cease: we're all hungry
llanwydd: neil said "Rene, would you like to work with me on an album"? Descarte said "I think not" and mysteriously vanished.
Bightrethighrehighre: LET"S EAT!!
Bightrethighrehighre: didja hear Hank Williams jr. and Steely Dan got together in the studio to make a new "hit"....?
llanwydd: never in a million years
Bightrethighrehighre: yeah....Bohtta-CEPHUS!!!....BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
llanwydd: "Steely Dan" and "redneck" have never been mentioned in the same sentence
llanwydd: I'm not a big fan but I was just thinking today of how phenomenal the guitar is in "Bodhisattva"
llanwydd: the shine in your japan...the sparkle in your china
cease: i just bought that cd a few weeks ago, after having owned the album years ago. great disc
Bightrethighrehighre: llanwydd:yeah....GUITAR!! I played keyboards in a band and we "covered" Bodhisattva, it was a blast!! that's where the last SICK joke evolved....
cease: japan is a kind of ceramic
Merlyn: and 'japanning' wood
cease: isnt it good, japanning wood
cease: i just heard a remix of that song from old la radio today. it's called woodwegian nor
cease: really funny in 67 or whenever i taped it
Merlyn: looks like the chat is sputtering out
cease: b. mitchell reid. better music radio. the beemer, great la dj of the era
llanwydd: haven't seen Phil in quite a while have we
cease: we're almost lost, merl
cease: like adam and steve
Merlyn: I should send phil another email about the chat
cease: te tour still on, merl?
Merlyn: sure thing, cat. You can get tickets for 3 of the 4 shows
cease: austin last here for kerry's speech. he's absent for kerry's muting.
cease: seattle not sold out yet i hope
cease: you think doc (and lili?) and i should reserve our seats this far in advance?
llanwydd: Well, if I'm here next week it will be very late. It takes me an hour and a half to drive home from Lake Placid and I expect the show won't be over until about 9:30
Merlyn: If you know you're going, sure. I have to figure out which ones I have tickets to, but I think FT would get me in even without one
Bightrethighrehighre: a o hell music just had a good cut from Allan Holdsworth, guitar buffs....
cease: i think doc and lili are still making arrangements
llanwydd: but I'll look in anyway and see if anybody's still on. Till then, good night
: Odd, I'm off the roster, but I'm still here
Merlyn: ok lan
Merlyn: sorry, dex, I killed you by mistake
cease: i guess we all drift off
Merlyn: let's see if he logs back in
cease: next week, and the ones thereafter
cease: the days dont end. we do
Bightrethighrehighre: drizzzle, drazzle, drazzle, droohhne....
Merlyn: dex?
Merlyn: Just you and me, big. Byeeee....
||||||||| Merlyn runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Merlyn?! It's 11:53 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Bightrethighrehighre: who's still here. er whut....??
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| cease - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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: only th' beg....no....it's....the end....!!
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bightrethighrehighre - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."


The Evening's Participants:

Bightrethighrehighre
Bubba's Brain
Bunnyboy
cease
Days of Decision Dave
Dexter ''Lil Rig'' Fong
Dexter ''The Game is Rigged'' Fo
doctec
Dr. ''Big Rig'' Headphones
klokwkdog-(
llanwydd
Merlyn
TweenUs&Dem
Yikes
URL References:
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20041103
http://firesigntheater.com/chat/logs/fstchat_20041102.html
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3kl8fj%24l64%40newsbf02.news.aol.com
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3kv1vq%24bes%40usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu
www.airamerica.com
http://www.doctechnical.com/xsb
http://www.doingagatha.com
http://www.marryanamerican.ca
http://www.netaxs.com/~sirwill1/
http://www.whyaduck.com/sounds/streaming.htm



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Tonk

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"The Home Team"

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Rest In Peace,
Dear Friend