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 December 30, 2004 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Firebroiled in through the front door at 8:02 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Firebroiled: You duded never visit and post on Phil's Blog of the Unknown,... fair weather folks, huh??
||||||||| At 8:03 AM, Firebroiled runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Stephen Foster Kane', just granted probation at 8:52 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Stephen Foster Kane: I'm just gonna hang, looking ta this tab periodically (possibly at an Actinide rate)
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Stephen Foster Kane: Catherwood needs to get some professional help...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Nigel Blithering-Twitt in through the front door at 9:20 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: ¬ºª©ðߥþ®µ™¸ç×
Stephen Foster Kane: wrong code page, Nigel! ;-))
Stephen Foster Kane: hmmm...maybe it's a rebus written in a simple head code...any English schoolboy could catch it...
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I'm waiting for my cues to dry
Stephen Foster Kane: keep that cellophane away from me!
Stephen Foster Kane: if we were all made of cellophane, we'd get stinking drunk much faster
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I don't need no stinking drunk much faster
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: there were about ten of us altogether last week
Stephen Foster Kane: good heavens, it's a pseudo for Eliza!
||||||||| Merlyn sneaks in around 9:27 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hi merl
Merlyn: there's an extra charge for blithering
Stephen Foster Kane: put it on my tab...
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: i'm really llanwydd but I get tired of being myself sometimes
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Don Tween Haha in through the front door at 9:29 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Don Tween Haha: Evenin' folks...
Stephen Foster Kane: like an old shirt, but uncomfortable? what happened to the mixed ethnicity?
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hey tween
Merlyn: Well, I need to add the OE ligature, thought I had that...
Stephen Foster Kane: howdy tweeny; happy neauveaux yahre
Don Tween Haha: Et vous, SFK
||||||||| Catherwood ushers ceas into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:30 PM, then departs.
ceas: cant even get the spelling rite
Don Tween Haha: Yo ceas
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, i had to go to a specialist to get rid of it, Merlyn. good luck!
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hey cat
ceas: i th9ink the earthquake has effecting my sperring
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Brian's-Left-Brain in through the front door at 9:30 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
ceas: you heard that it altered the earth's axis? that must be it
Don Tween Haha: If only there we something funny about the tsunami
Brian's-Left-Brain: Howdy Folks!
Don Tween Haha: Hey Brian
ceas: i dont know who is hear except merl and of course klok,
Stephen Foster Kane: hey, cat
Merlyn: hey cat, I might try to get to the seattle show too
Don Tween Haha: I did hear that they are checking into the possibility of the axis business. Truly an axis of evil.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: i don't see klok
ceas: oh good, gw has sent jeb to investigate the death tsunamai
Brian's-Left-Brain: Just US Plus Aliens
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, he's here, like Harvey
ceas: he can make sure all those dead vote republican
Don Tween Haha: Maybe he can rig the outcome (cymbal/drum roll)
Stephen Foster Kane remembers Tanya Harding's Axle of Evil...
Stephen Foster Kane: axel
ceas: rose?
Brian's-Left-Brain: Give me Tirebiter
Don Tween Haha: Lost a few Giant Rats in this one...
Stephen Foster Kane: klok is a real PITA sometimes, so we're probably better off without him just this 1ce
ceas: yeah,there's a sumatran joke on that one
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: white or red rose?
Stephen Foster Kane: actually, the report I saw said that very few animals seem to have been killed, aside the great apes in buildings...
Don Tween Haha: If only, cease...
ceas: animals are a lot smarter than us
Don Tween Haha: Kinda makes our recent disaster movies pale.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I guess most of the world's monkeys are there
Stephen Foster Kane: Cat - or maybe just more practical; what was that comment to the engineer in The Magic Mountian about being too smart?
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: Is Irwin Allen still alive?
Don Tween Haha: Davie Jones?
Brian's-Left-Brain: Bill Irwin??
Merlyn: llan, the oe ligature is not supported - it was a french plot
ceas: i read that book on a train trip accross canada in 1967 klok. who, me, remember?
Stephen Foster Kane: well, the wall of water stuff is overdone and it's obviously not required if it's bringing a tree or even lawn chair at your head at 30 mph...
ceas: fucking powell just on the abc news\maybe he'll find some aluminum tubes the dead can makes nukes with
Don Tween Haha: They were saying 60 feet in Indonesia.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: pardon me but what is oe ligature?
Stephen Foster Kane: that's right Cat; I remember 1966 and 1971, but there's this fuzzy place in between...
Merlyn: Your rant character
Don Tween Haha: One time the American Army might have something better to do, for sure.
Stephen Foster Kane: well, that's just down the street, Tweeny. If Catalina got sucked into the ocean, there wouldn't be much hope for the nearby CA coast, either...
ceas: i preparing for my trip to the states next week
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: it mattress not
Don Tween Haha: Pick up a CN/AM dictionary, cease ;)
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: that'll be the day I go back to Annandale...
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, and prepare to be harrassed by the Border storm troopers
ceas: hopefully california wont tumble into the sea until i leave
Don Tween Haha: Ah, a fan of the metallic steel band
ceas: merl, do you know if pp is in la now or travlling. they usulaly travel around this time
Stephen Foster Kane: Did I miss something, or was Powell unusually defensive on ABC?
Brian's-Left-Brain: Aliens at our designer borders...?
Don Tween Haha: Supposedly we've got warning systems left over from the cold war. Hope they work.
Merlyn: I dunno cat, but I got a new year's card from them
ceas: i wonder if phil and melinda will stay at a hotel like last time or with phil or dave at their homes in the area
Don Tween Haha: It's Rumsfeld who should be on the defensive. Oh wait, he is!
ceas: i
Stephen Foster Kane: Could be, Cat; I enjoyed reading McPhee in Reassembling California section on how fast the Guadaloupes are ascending faster than they erode; for all they know, CA may shoot into the sky!
ceas: ll call pp when i'm in town. he lives near my parents, actually
Don Tween Haha: Saw the announcement of the West Coast tour. Hope I can catch them next time around.
Merlyn: Hey

Brian's-Left-Brain: The Rumpman is making an ass of himself as usual.
Stephen Foster Kane:
Don Tween Haha: We've all become Italians!
Stephen Foster Kane: oops
Merlyn: only italians can use that much italics
ceas: why am i being italicized?
Stephen Foster Kane: guess i used up my quota for the night
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: dominidominidomini
Stephen Foster Kane: next thing you know, you'll be ostracized
Brian's-Left-Brain: I'm Ceasilian, not Italinan
Merlyn: cat, SFK opened two italics HTML codes instead of one open, one close
Don Tween Haha: You were 5 minutes late to the doll drop, cease.
Stephen Foster Kane: (unfortunately, I can't find the HTML switch for that offhand)
ceas: i thought the doll flew away
Don Tween Haha: Try the offhand switch.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I plan to drop in on a doll
Stephen Foster Kane: hey, great op-ed in NYT today about the New Year's ball-dropping
Don Tween Haha: How so, SFK?
Brian's-Left-Brain: All balls drop with age and the passing of time
ceas: maybe attorney general gonzales can drop kerik
Stephen Foster Kane: tweeny - origins, proper method, etc. it dates to the Noon Gun, etc.
Stephen Foster Kane: I wonder if they still have a Noon Gun in ChCh
ceas: read any sontag,klok?
ceas: On Photography is really good
Brian's-Left-Brain: They are standing still . . . . .
ceas: we have a stam klok that goes off at noon every day
ceas: it's aint a gun, it's canadian
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I looked over susans book on antonin artaud. It was interesting. But I don't take her too seriously
ceas: steam clok rather than stam glok
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: or did she just write the forward. It's been a long time
ceas: her cancer book wasnt bad, but it was mostly footnotes
ceas: i read half a dozen of her essay collections. photo was best
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Stephen Foster Kane-redux', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:49 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Don Tween Haha: Anybody besides me seen the Flash animation called EPIC 2014. About the future of media: www.robinsloan.com/epic/
Stephen Foster Kane-redux: Sontag? Never, Cat
Stephen Foster Kane-redux: nope, Tweeny
Don Tween Haha: Worth a watch. Just a couple of minutes.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Nasi Goering in through the front door at 9:50 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Stephen Foster Kane-redux: let me re-return as SFK; i'm fiddling with the PC and it's fighting back on me
ceas: she's in your local rhode island library
Don Tween Haha: Not bored. Not at all.
Brian's-Left-Brain: Hey Nas!
Stephen Foster Kane-redux: not any more, methinks, Cat
||||||||| Stephen Foster Kane-redux leaves to catch the 9:51 PM train to Hellmouth.
ceas: jack hannah on abc news about animals avoiding the quake
Nasi Goering: Bri!\
Stephen Foster Kane: how very indo-nesian
ceas: her books, klok. she;'s dead now
Don Tween Haha: Yeah, I heard something about their activity being strange before the quake. Like that dog in Alaska running in circles on the dock in '64.
Stephen Foster Kane: i bet that really helped, Tweeny
Brian's-Left-Brain: and the Terrible News Drought continues.....
ceas: are you never boring?
Nasi Goering: Yes Ceas and when I put on the zuit suit I go to scorin'...
Don Tween Haha: Helped the dog... Ran away as the bay got swallowed up.
ceas: it's flood of terrible news now
ceas: i never did plan to go anyway, to black diamond bay
Stephen Foster Kane: a virtual tusnami
Nasi Goering: The news drought is over?
Stephen Foster Kane: tsunami
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: anybody involved in any relief efforts?
Merlyn: I'm Brian and so is my wife!
Stephen Foster Kane: yes, but not in time to save us from Scott Peterson...
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: she wears a necktie and a panama hat
Nasi Goering: NBT tens of thousand at least...
Don Tween Haha: Some of the coverage really does remind me of the old ELP tune about tragedy being "captured in the lenses of the jackyls for gold".
Stephen Foster Kane: all the usual suspects, Ilan
Merlyn: we gave UNICEF $200
Don Tween Haha: I can't get no relief, 'cept for when I liten to Jimi.
Stephen Foster Kane: including a non-stingy Scrooge, er, Uncle Sam
ceas: one of our local stations has an in depth piece on the animals now
Merlyn: OK, now the Œ thing works, so you can write "Schrœder" and it will come out right on all browsers and get translated into ASCII correctly
Nasi Goering: Jimi heap good Kemossabe!
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, what fun to watch Powell try to keep ahead of Stephenopolis tonight. Millions? We're only going to send millions?
Don Tween Haha: Jimi lives on, in stereo hi-fi.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I'm considering giving. I'm kind of torn between unicef and the red cross
Brian's-Left-Brain: One good way to combat terrorism,.. give aid!
ceas: i was just watching that excerpted, klok
Stephen Foster Kane: Well, that ought to lure in King Arthur, Merlyn, seeing as FST don't come to often these days
Don Tween Haha: Someone pointed out that our pledge so far would last 4 hours in Iraq.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: µ™¸ç׺ª©ð¥þ®
ceas: are you studying elvish, twitt?
Stephen Foster Kane: that's about how long some of our "allies" last there, Tweeny
Nasi Goering: ¢£™¢¶§•¶ºª–¶??
Brian's-Left-Brain: Upper ASCII??
Merlyn: It still doesn't do the dagger or function symbols yet, though
Stephen Foster Kane: et tu, Merlyn?
Don Tween Haha: I'd laugh, but it ain't funny SFK.
ceas: Fumiyo is making donating noises.
ceas: how does one decide which charity is doing most good?
Stephen Foster Kane: what about Oxfam, Cat -- they seem to already be there...
Merlyn: I did send a mention of tonight's chat when I sent an email to FT earlier today...
ceas: can govt wants to match public donations
ceas: yes, i've always heard good things about them, klok
Don Tween Haha: Anybody up for tuning in on NYE?
ceas: you think anyone will visit, merl?
Stephen Foster Kane: (perl)(swine()) - that seems to work, Merlyn...
Merlyn: I don't know, possibly.
Merlyn: Haven't heard anything back, tho.
Stephen Foster Kane: Cat - that statement makes absolutely no sense!
ceas: what's bergman doing these days, merl? obviously not working for the musum any more
Nasi Goering: After 35 years I finally got the meaning of Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Plyers!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: so what's your take, nasi?
Merlyn: He's doing some things for a comedy radio network, something like a 3-minute daily thing
Don Tween Haha: Sure glad my Mac doesn't rely on Catherwood to set the system clock..
Stephen Foster Kane: what they match it with will effectively be "public donations"...
Merlyn: CW is really getting early
Don Tween Haha: Must be getting late...
Nasi Goering: Well Nigell a dwarf is a roach and and the plyers are a roach clip... Am I dense or what?
ceas: indeed. but the optics are better for the govt this way
ceas: i thought austin slipped in for a minute there
Don Tween Haha: Dawn is breaking everywhere...
ceas: dont bogart that roach
Brian's-Left-Brain: I saw Red once
Stephen Foster Kane: can't you fiddle his ephemeris, Merlyn?
ceas: ones are red?
Merlyn: I can make you all red with envy
Nasi Goering: I once visited a red state!
Stephen Foster Kane: he's probably lurking, like klok, Cat...
Brian's-Left-Brain: and the zero is nothing,... very binary
Don Tween Haha: Did it make you blue, Nasi?
Stephen Foster Kane: isn't it all in the FAQ somewhere, dwarves and stuff?
Nasi Goering: Yes Don I found out I was alergic to traitors so I never went back!
Stephen Foster Kane: the one I haven't got is the Consparbum II, Frank's plane in Giant Rat
Nasi Goering: ... BUt I wrote a song about it!
ceas: the lads have diffferent stories about the meaning of that
Don Tween Haha: It's time you were told about the facts about dwarves and pliers.
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, here we go...not that old Gelding Pliers thing again...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 10:05 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Brian's-Left-Brain: HEy E
Stephen Foster Kane: hey, E!
Don Tween Haha: Yo E...
Nasi Goering: About the same time I started smoking pot I also turned on to the FST is there a cause and effort relationship there do you suppose?
Nasi Goering: Hey E!
Don Tween Haha: I'll take Pliers in the 5th at Belmont.
Elayne: Oh, excellent pseudonyms this evening! I won't be able to keep track of ANYone... ;)
ceas: el!
Stephen Foster Kane: they were probably playing same in all the smokeasys of the time, NG
ceas: what th'el?
Elayne: Cat, you've lost your "e"! (Well, here I am!)
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hi e
Elayne: Oh no, SFK, don't spoil it in messaging, I still won't remember. ;)
ceas: yeah the firesign make even bad dope good. though even the best dope don't make lawyer's hospital listenable
ceas: i leant it to you, el
Stephen Foster Kane: what's a few vowels among fiends, Elayn?
Don Tween Haha: Not much of an effort to that relationship, Nasi.
Nasi Goering: I think you maybe right SFK at least at the radio station I was working at back 69!
Elayne: Oh, well, okay then. I'll be right back. See if y'all can't guess what I've been doing the last hour or so.
||||||||| At 10:08 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Elayne!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. enters at 10:08 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Stephen Foster Kane wonders what takes a whole hour...
Don Tween Haha: It Jeremy Fudd!
Brian's-Left-Brain: HEy Nowhere man
Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Well, we watched the first part of the DVD a couple days ago, so this was just the last half and the "making of" movie.
Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Neither of had ever seen the "making of" bit. And it doesn't hold up well with time, it's not restored like the movie itself is.
Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Hang on, my pseudonym sounds too male...
||||||||| Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:10 PM.
||||||||| Hillary Boob Ph.D. enters at 10:10 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Nasi Goering: Where'd all the kids go?
Don Tween Haha: Wasn't there an 80's cop show... Hillary Street something...
Stephen Foster Kane: Yeah, when they restored Battleship Poetempkin, they put Trotsky back in; is that to die for or what. All those years since he got the axe and now he's back in the Restoration
ceas: hi, i'm leon trotsky and do i have a mexican vacation for You!
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I haven't seen the restored "Pumpkin"
ceas: jump street, shot in vancouver
Stephen Foster Kane: how can you be alive and in Mexico City?
Don Tween Haha: Lot of video being shot in CN, or so it seems.
Stephen Foster Kane: it's just starting now, Ilan. New score, too
ceas: made johnny depp famous
Don Tween Haha: God is alive and well in Mexico City. He just can't breathe.
Stephen Foster Kane: not any more, it's no longer stubsidized and the exchange rate is lousy. All they're sending us now is oil and gas
Don Tween Haha: Yeah, I forgot about the devaluation of the dollar.
Stephen Foster Kane: we're so financially incompetent that the only people who can sell us cheap stuff don't have a pot to do it in...
Nasi Goering: Casino Windsor is exchanging at the old rate of 70 cents c to 1.00 US in order to compete with the Detroit casinos
Don Tween Haha: Do the Native people's have as robust a casino business in CN as they do here?
Stephen Foster Kane: The Berlin Film Festival plans to screen a digitally restored version of Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 classic The Battleship Potemkin, including scenes ordered removed from the original theatrical version by the Soviet government following the premiere, the festival said in a statement on Wednesday. Calling it a "reconstruction" of the original, the festival said that it will include an opening quotation by Stalin rival Leon Trotsky that was cut from the film before it was released in what the festival called "one of the most spectacular cases of censorship in the 1920s." (Trotsky was expelled from the Politburo within months following the release of the film.) On Feb. 12 and 13, the silent movie will be accompanied live by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg playing a revised version of the original score by Edmund Meisel.
ceas: a long lost friend turned up in mexico city of late
Brian's-Left-Brain: Sounds like Boscoe Hern's devaluation scale
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I live less than 100 miles from casinos on indian reservations but I'd never set foot in one
Don Tween Haha: How come, Twitt?
ceas: are you bubbba's brain?
Stephen Foster Kane: CT is fast becoming a subsidiary of its Indian Casinos
Nasi Goering: What was 5 is 3. What was 3 is 1 and what was 1 is nothing!
ceas: hey klok, i went to the leguin website and she was bitterly disapplinted by the earth sea thingie
Brian's-Left-Brain: He's having trouble with his own brain, I only have what's Left
ceas: sed it was like having frodo put on the ring at the end of the story and oging home to live peacefully i nthe shire
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: nobody wins except the owners. They just make you think it's glamourous to blow all your money on them
||||||||| "10:19 PM? 10:19 PM!!" says Catherwood, "doctec should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as doctec enters and sits on the couch.
Don Tween Haha: When the Indians start making nuke subs, then I'd worry SFK :)
Stephen Foster Kane: well, if it's made-for-Sci Fi channel anything, I'd be disappointed, Cat
ceas: hey doc
Don Tween Haha: Hey doc
ceas: happy almost new years
Nasi Goering: Whats up docc?
doctec: hi guys - just have a little time to chat, lili and i are going out for the evening
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hey doc
ceas: screenplay was supposed to be by woman who did lorings but then she tacked out, they got some hack instead
Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Greetings Doc!
Stephen Foster Kane: Tweeny -- actually, Groton has had a bit of a collapse, there being much less demand for Nuke subs these days...
Don Tween Haha: Then we should stand you on your head, so you can join us an hour ago.
ceas: shes' REALLY pissed of that ged is some white dude
Brian's-Left-Brain: Hey Tom
ceas: how's the under score composing coming?
doctec: i got the word today regarding http://www.doingagatha.com - i'll be doing the movie soundtrack underscore over the next 2-3 months
Stephen Foster Kane: ...and the Pequots are offering the shipyard a chance to build them some hydrofoil ferries. As for whether they will have armament, I'm not sure; they are independent nations I suppose, so...
Don Tween Haha: Yeah, cease, but at least ged discover a whole hollar full of oil.
ceas: right on
Nasi Goering: Mega kewl Doc!
doctec: they really liked the job i did for their movie trailer (on their site)
Stephen Foster Kane: who does the overscore? does that make you the understudy?
ceas: the middle man?
Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Congrats Tom!
doctec: the pay isn't great but it isn't peanuts either
Don Tween Haha: The Pequot Indians? LoL! How the worm turns...
Brian's-Left-Brain: Can you even score at all??
Merlyn: good stuff
Stephen Foster Kane: I think there is some comment that first New London has to pull down the statue of the guy who slaughtered most of the Pequots in the 1670s...
doctec: i'll take a chunk of the upfront cash to get the 'synful orchestra' softsynth - http://www.synful.com - omg is this thing amazing
Don Tween Haha: Can't load the URL you provided, Doc.
Nasi Goering: I was just reading about the Pequot war of 37-39.
Don Tween Haha: The previous one...
Merlyn: SFK, I fixed the HTML bug that didn't turn off italics. Your sentence would still be italic up to the end, but it wouldn't mess up other people now.
doctec: don: i just tried it, it's working ok
ceas: who one?
doctec: don't know why you can't get to it
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, they killed 25% of the English population at the time, NG. Did pretty well for themselves.
Nasi Goering: Whitey did Ceas
Brian's-Left-Brain: Ok here with Firefox
||||||||| "I'm going to The Sitting Room" says Don Tween Haha, and leaves.
Merlyn: worked for me, don
doctec: the link to the trailer is at the bottom of the doing agatha home page
Nasi Goering: No attualy that happen about 35 years later in the Red Kings rebellion.
doctec: it's a real player file - it will download completely, then play
Stephen Foster Kane: But in most disputes now with people, CT, US, they tend to just throw lots of money and lawyers at it and it goes away. CT gets something like USD$100M per year...
doctec: and it's only 2.4 mb, not 3.4 as the page states
||||||||| 10:25 PM -- Don Tween Haha enters.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Nasi Goering: I'm surprize the Pocanokets don't have casinoss too?
Don Tween Haha: Can't get to the earlier part of the log. Can you repeat it, Doc?
Stephen Foster Kane: NG - you mean "King Phillip's" War?
Merlyn: don, press the "log" link
ceas: king philip come out for goodness' sake
doctec: http://www.doingagatha.com - the link to the trailer is at the bottom of the page, only 2.4mb not 3.4 as the page states
Stephen Foster Kane: he's in that can with Prince Albert
Don Tween Haha: Grats, Merle
Nasi Goering: Yep called by some that mostly though the Red Kings rebellion or Prince Phillips war. Almost finsihed writing a book about it's after math.
ceas: next stop, yorkton
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I've heard complaints from local people that the natives don't pay taxes from casino income. I don't agree with that reasoning but I still wouldn't support casino gambling
Stephen Foster Kane: *&^%$ casinos are a major traffic hazard on I-95; I wish they'd spring for about 6 extra lanes and strobe lights or something
Hillary Boob Ph.D.: 'Fraid I'll have to take my leave a bit early. I pulled a leg muscle on Tuesday night and it's starting to hurt again, best get the ibuprofen and lie down.
Brian's-Left-Brain: Is that near AC??
Hillary Boob Ph.D.: See y'all next week!
Hillary Boob Ph.D.: Happy New Year!!!
Stephen Foster Kane: nite E!
Don Tween Haha: Au revoir, HB
ceas: boob
doctec: nite hillary - happy new year!
||||||||| Hillary Boob Ph.D. says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Hillary Boob Ph.D. exits at 10:28 PM.
Nasi Goering: Later E!
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I'm on the stuff too, hillary. See you
Stephen Foster Kane: no, BLB, it's near Mystic
Nasi Goering: It's running as aserial now SFK at http://horror.uncle-ernie.com
ceas: is that like semi-hyptnotised?
Stephen Foster Kane: up the hill and towards RI border a little ways.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: in fact I just took 400 mg. And a strong antihistamine
Stephen Foster Kane: what's running?
Merlyn: I'm pro-histamine myself
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, that
Nasi Goering: Da book...
Don Tween Haha: I say let the hystamines have the vote. We might get decent leadership.
Brian's-Left-Brain: Don't take Cowox, it'll put you out to pasture
Stephen Foster Kane: Well, I've never taken a position one way or another, but I certainly think the topic could use further discussion once I'm elected...
||||||||| Dexter Fong sneaks in around 10:31 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Stephen Foster Kane: yo, Dex!
Nasi Goering: Is that cowox or cowpox I get those two confused??
Dexter Fong: Hello Dear Friends
ceas: welcome, dex
Don Tween Haha: Mr. Dex...
Nasi Goering: Hey Dex!
Merlyn: chlorox
doctec: did bubba's brain show up tonight? wanted to ask him if he got my email today - someone was asking if the cool lodestone firesign tees will be on sale at the lobby of the upcoming west coast firesign shows
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: antihistamism is politically incorrect these days but I'm an adherent
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hi dex
doctec: hi dex
Stephen Foster Kane: why don
Brian's-Left-Brain: Once you have the Pox, you can only get the Ox,...OK?
Merlyn: I already told him doc - no, theaters want a cut when you do that
Stephen Foster Kane: they ever come up into the hills?
Nasi Goering: Ah I C!
Dexter Fong: Hiya those who names I recognize and Hiya to those whose names are unrecognized
Merlyn: they'd have to charge about $6 more per shirt. They might have handbills to hand out
Nasi Goering: I'm in dis skys Dex!
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: no bub hasnt been here
Brian's-Left-Brain: Hello, Mr Fong
doctec: merl: why should that stop lodestone or the guys from selling tees at the shows? is the cut greater than 50-50?
Dexter Fong: Cat, DT, Tween Merlyn and Klok are hereby recognized
Brian's-Left-Brain: The T's are also on Laugh.com
doctec: i'd think the demand would be there to buy the tees even if they go for $10 more than the site is selling them for
Stephen Foster Kane: same to ya, Dex
Merlyn: according to john, he'd end up losing money on shirts. Yeah, I think they'd sell even at inflated prices.
Dexter Fong: Brian Don and Nigel, I'll have to search the records
doctec: there's a convenience factor to buying them at the shows - also, no shipping!
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: 2ofus are actually. Door prize goes to the one who can guess who nigel and nasi are
Merlyn: found the email: theaters want 30% off the top
doctec: i guaran-tee people would snap up those shirts at the shows at any price!
||||||||| "10:35 PM? 10:35 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bunnyboy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bunnyboy enters and sits on the couch.
Don Tween Haha: A pregnant pause while Don figures out SFK's riddle.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
ceas: hi bunny
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hey bunny
Brian's-Left-Brain: Hey Bb
Don Tween Haha: Hippity...
Nasi Goering: Hey Bun!
Dexter Fong: Hi dere
doctec: hi bunster - merry xmas!
Bunnyboy: RIP Jerry Orbach, Artie Shaw, Susan Sontag.
ceas: hows it hopping?
ceas: you read sontag, bun?
Don Tween Haha: Can't MP3 those folks.
Merlyn: $28.50 for a $20 shirt so the theater gets $8.50
Dexter Fong: Bunny: When did Artie Shaw die?
Merlyn: just today I think
Bunnyboy: ceas: Alas, no. She sounds very interesting.
Stephen Foster Kane: today, Dex
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: artie was 94
Dexter Fong: Well he certainly lived a looong life
Bunnyboy: Dex: Shaw died within last 24 hours. So says NBC news.
Bunnyboy: Age 94. Wowsers.
doctec: i thought the theater gets $6 per shirt - is it a percentage instead?
Merlyn: Yeah, when john sent me the email it would be $6 per shirt if it sells at $20
ceas: my parents would have danced to his music during ww2
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, or anybody: ANy of you hear about a clothing line caleed "Nick Danger"?
Brian's-Left-Brain: An idea, sell white T's for autographs at the shows..??
Merlyn: so to keep the take per shirt the same, they need to add $8.50
doctec: yes there you go - autographed, they could sell for more - $30, $35 even
Merlyn: yes dexter, I told FT about that a couple months ago. The nick danger people are not cooperating.
Bunnyboy: Ah, the caleeds are in bloom again...
Bunnyboy: "We ain't free caleeds. We's EsPENSIVE!
Merlyn: the sweater company even paid $10,000 to the fan who owned nickdanger.com a couple weeks ago.
Don Tween Haha: Don't know about you guys, but I'll try to check in tomorrow night just to see if any of the guys drop by.
Dexter Fong: Thanks Merlyn
Don Tween Haha: Until then, adios muchachos!
||||||||| Don Tween Haha says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Don Tween Haha exits at 10:39 PM.
doctec: nite don (the guys are dropping by tomorrow night?)
Bunnyboy: nite Tween
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: night tween
Bunnyboy: Which guys are these?
Nasi Goering: Just a blow up government man in a ...
Dexter Fong: Who was that masked Don?
ceas: people would pay $35 for a t autographed by a firesign? i suspect they would not be large in number
ceas: tween
Dexter Fong: They might be large in size
Bunnyboy: Fanboys and girls not good enough for dis chat spiel?
ceas: indeed, dex
doctec: inasmuch as an autographed t constitutes a 'collector's item', i don't see why not cat
Merlyn: no doc, I mentioned the chat when I emailed the guys about the tour today. I'm trying to hitch a ride from portland to seattle, or I'll just fly.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: I got two of their autographs for free once. Phil and Phil
Merlyn: but there's no way to tell if any of them will show up tonight
ceas: because the firesign will die and their signed shirt has become an investment, like eobe
Stephen Foster Kane: BTW, if I vanish mysteriously, it's the PC I'm fiddling with
Brian's-Left-Brain: Plain FST T's with the option of greeting for autographs...
Merlyn: Like my autographed hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?
doctec: oh cool merl - this means you'll be at the seattle show end of january?
Dexter Fong: SFK fiddles while his CD burns
ceas: the radio play?
Nasi Goering: The album or the books?
Dexter Fong: SFK fiddles while the radio plays
Bunnyboy: The only set of FSTsignies I got was the 4 or 5 on my BIG MYSTERY JOKE BOOK. Signed in Jacksonville, OR, 'round about '94 or '95.
Dexter Fong: Bun: I got the same sigs in the same book...but not in the same lace
ceas: they signed a book for me atr the seattle show of that year, that proc had told me to buy
Merlyn: I should be, doc
Dexter Fong: place
ceas: gas music from the pleides or something
doctec: excellent news merl
doctec: k fwd to seeing you there
Dexter Fong: Cat: You Peides, I'll keep time on dese
Nasi Goering: Any new Albums on the horizon as I'm still not satified?
Bunnyboy: Dex: You're opping your ees.
ceas: deuces wild, chico
Dexter Fong sings "'op on your ''ees, and admisnister a .....
doctec: nasi g: not at the moment, afaik
ceas: you have them al,, nasi?
Bunnyboy: Ace a Spades...
Stephen Foster Kane: om ing is ppening but you don't ow tis Mr ones
Nasi Goering: Bummer need another fix Doc!
Bunnyboy: No Spades, partner! No Spades!
ceas: all spades are groovy
Merlyn: Doesn't look like it; also, no offer from air america for a show
Dexter Fong: Klok: =))
ceas: bummer, merl
Nasi Goering: Everyone Cat.
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: give me some milk or go home
ceas: but i can see aa's point.
ceas: all their radio shows too? wish i did
doctec: give me immorality of give me worth
Dexter Fong: Cat: 'fraid I can too
Bunnyboy: Everybody hear the latest about Washington State's squeeker gubernatorial election?
Nasi Goering: I finally got XM and listen as I might to 150 and 151 I've never heard them played What up with that?
doctec: bb: no - do tell!
ceas: i can see them more as guests
Nasi Goering: Who won Bun?
ceas: or even little skits likle proctor and bergman did for heat or even their npr things
ceas: hot shorts, as it were
doctec: i'm wet with compassion
Dexter Fong: You want one won bun?
Stephen Foster Kane: was it 4 votes or 10, Bun?
||||||||| Mudhead sneaks in around 10:48 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Brian's-Left-Brain: A lady governor would be nice..
ceas: i see the need for air america to go in that direciton and firesign are uniquely positioned to off that kind of thing
Dexter Fong: Creepies Mudhead
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: hey mud
Nasi Goering: I think I've got all of Dear friends on tape to how many show were there?
Bunnyboy: Christine Gregoire (D), certified today as Governor-Elect, beating Dino Rossi (R).
Mudhead: Heya Troopers, keep an eye to the sky, they're watching again
Nasi Goering: Kewl!
doctec: certified? does this mean the 'pubs are not going to protest?
Bunnyboy: This, following a 3rd Hand Recount, by a margin of 129 votes, out of millions cast.
Dexter Fong: Cat: AA is "Talk Radio" not comedy/satire radio
Stephen Foster Kane: thought Rossi wanted to run the whole election over again (until they win?)
Nasi Goering: Being followed by black helicopters Mud?
Mudhead: Was it Harry Hand?
ceas: indeed, dex
Mudhead: Flyin hi Nasi Goering
Merlyn: nasi, have you contacted the firesign archivist about your tapes? You might have something they need
ceas: but they do like their nuggets, and franken in particular can come up with som egood stuff
Dexter Fong: On the Left hand, it might have been hairy
ceas: or their writers can
ceas: mostly funny songs though. firesigns a whiz at that
Nasi Goering: No nebver thought about that?
doctec: lili informe me the 'pubs are actually calling for another ERECTION
doctec: because of 'irregularities' or some such shit
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yeah some of them do like to do schtick, but can't see an opening for a non-callin comedy/satire segment
ceas: like an intellectual al yankovic, if that's not a contradiction
Merlyn: nasi, is this stuff you've taped yourself?
Bunnyboy: Yes, Rossi isn't conceding, he's taking the high road and calling for a revote, blahblahblahblah. None of this seemed to be an issue...when HE was winning!
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, they didn't win, so it's "irregular"
Nasi Goering: They were recored via hand held mic from the radio in 71 on an old webcor.
Merlyn: OK, I'll send you taylor jessen's email address as a private msg
Dexter Fong: Chief Webcor! Wow I rememer him
Nasi Goering: Also got some radio dinners too somewhere.
Bunnyboy: The Secretary of State, who is a Republican, has certified the vote, and is discouraging all of Washington's counties from opening the ball again, seeing as how the all certified their hand recounts.
Mudhead: Must be moldy
Merlyn: OK, I'll let him know you'll be in touch
Dexter Fong: Nasi: Big deal, I got TV dinners =)
Merlyn: they have almost everything, but it won't hurt to check.
Nasi Goering: Kewl Merl I;ll get in touch tomorrow and see if I ccan be of assisstence, how kelw would that be!
doctec: radio dinners? you mean natlamp radio hours?
ceas: the firesign archive has eveything now, merl?
ceas: thart's good news
Bunnyboy: Note that no Democratic operative has stepped forward to demand Rossi's concession or non-contestation.
Dexter Fong: It would be revy kelw
Nasi Goering: Ah Yep they were run right after Dear Friends if memory serves?
Nigel Blithering-Twitt: well, I must be going. see you next week
ceas: by llan
Stephen Foster Kane: nite Ilan!
Dexter Fong: Night Ilan, you sly devil
doctec: nite nigel - lili is ready to go (or nearly so) so i'm taking off too
Nasi Goering: Later N!
ceas: off you go doc
doctec: lili says "hiya hiya hiya"
Stephen Foster Kane: bye, DT
Nasi Goering: Night Doc!
Dexter Fong: Doc: Don't forget to de-ice
ceas: all the best to lilili
Stephen Foster Kane: hi Lili; bye Lili
Dexter Fong: Night Lili
doctec: dex: no prob, temps aren't nearly as bad here as they were last week
Bunnyboy: Quite the opposite when Rossi was ahead. Chris Vance, the head Republican troll, missed no opportunity to badger Gregoire into concession, and decryed her involvement of "lawyers".
Nasi Goering: Ta ta Lill!
Bunnyboy: nite Ilan!
doctec: see ya all on the funway called '2005'
doctec: party on
Merlyn: nite doc
doctec: party hearty!
Dexter Fong: Drop the Ball!!!]
Bunnyboy: liya liya liya lila lila lila
doctec: ttfn ttyl - nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............
Bunnyboy: nite Doc!
||||||||| doctec leaves to catch the 10:57 PM train to Hellmouth.
Dexter Fong: lilla lilla lilla
ceas: mouth those hells
Nasi Goering: Yeah I better get back to work. There's no rest for the wicked! New magazine out: http://www.issuesandalibis.org and I stole a quote from the boys for my rant. Peace Y'all and keep'em flying!
Dexter Fong: But do not chew purgatory
Stephen Foster Kane: nite NG!
ceas: by ernie
Merlyn: go to press
Dexter Fong: Bye Bye Birdseed
||||||||| At 10:58 PM, Nasi Goering runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Bunnyboy: ceas, Dex, any other SCTV fans: I finally saw the "Christmas Party" ep. Wotta riot!
Bunnyboy: nite Nasi!
Dexter Fong: Bun: A little detail if you would
ceas: with commentary on the dvd, bun?
Bunnyboy: ceas: Yes, there does happen to be commentary on that ep, although I haven't heard it yet. Catherine O'Hara and Andrea Martin.
Brian's-Left-Brain: no LSD on the DVD...PDQ
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Is that the one with Johnny LaRue, and Street Beat, and crane shots?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Mudhead: juss lick it an stick it
Bunnyboy: Dex: It's on the latest volume of SCTV DVDs. All the beloved SCTV characters at a typical, open-bar office holiday party.
Dexter Fong: Bun: Haven't yet gotten that one
Bunnyboy: Johnny LaRue, sobbing in the snow, then redeemed...by a crane shot!
Merlyn: I remember the crane shot
Dexter Fong: Yes! Bunny..that's the one I remember
Merlyn: I think cranes are protected now, no more shooting
Stephen Foster Kane: they did that shooting in Canada, though, didn't they?
Dexter Fong: Right, you gotta lure em into trap while flying a lightweight airplae
Bunnyboy: Dex has syrup on his keyboard.
Dexter Fong: YOu got a big enough honker, they'll follow you anywhere
Bunnyboy: On the right hand side, if I'm not mistaken.
ceas: edmonton. that's Serious canada
Dexter Fong: By my third arm, you're right
Stephen Foster Kane: commodity Central, eh?
Dexter Fong: Cat: You oughtta see Edmonton Edmonton
ceas: double edmond?
Stephen Foster Kane: or at least KD Lang's interpretation...
Dexter Fong: The illegigitamate twin dity
ceas: doth he not sleep tween soil and peat?
Bunnyboy: I got some shrimpys and other Chinese-style treats on the way. Nite, y'all. See ya in 5!
Dexter Fong: Dity doo Dity doo
Stephen Foster Kane: nite Bun
ceas: same to you, bun
Dexter Fong: Dight Dunny
Brian's-Left-Brain: LAter Bb
Stephen Foster Kane: we gotta get there, first, Bun
Dexter Fong: Klok: Are you slyly referring to the hidden message in The Da Vinci Code"?
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 11:06 PM.
Brian's-Left-Brain: Take th left at McArther Park then...
Stephen Foster Kane: no, just thinking about tsunami and asteroids and such...
Dexter Fong: set the controls for the heart of Hampstead
ceas: we were actually given a copy of that book as an xmas gift
Stephen Foster Kane: i rather didn't like DaVinci code
Mudhead: Surfs up!
Stephen Foster Kane: or digital fortress
ceas: i suspect i will not either
Stephen Foster Kane: or angels and demons
Dexter Fong: Yeah Klok, all those 5 number groups one after another
Brian's-Left-Brain: Now where is that digital door?......Ahh there,..... nite all !!
||||||||| Brian's-Left-Brain says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Brian's-Left-Brain exits at 11:08 PM.
Dexter Fong: Night brian
ceas: onoly angles and devils that interest me are sports teams of characters in firesign plays
Stephen Foster Kane has quite forgotten what it's all about; misched all Brown's books he's read susammen
ceas: by brian
Dexter Fong: KLok: Redend, you're breaking up
ceas: llike the hindenburg?
Stephen Foster Kane: as for '05, it's centennary of Einstein's 1905 special relativity and 50th of his demise, I think
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, the inhumanity
ceas: thereafor, you are
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Nigel Blithering-Twitt - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: the mona lisa is 500 years old circa 2003-2006 (exact year of completion isn't known)
Dexter Fong: Nat "King" Cole's version is only about 50 years or so
Stephen Foster Kane has her all misched up with the last supper and that parachute thing
Dexter Fong: Klok: You've left me speechless =)
Stephen Foster Kane: even Baudolino was better than DaVinci Code
Dexter Fong: Anything in Italics is better
Merlyn: is that 300 baudolino, or faster?
ceas: i suspect a tom robbins plot without the wit.
Stephen Foster Kane: faster -- into the high middle ages, Merlyn
Mudhead: parnesan cheese with those italics/
Stephen Foster Kane: tom robbins novels have plots??!
Dexter Fong: Why we're all in our fifties again
ceas: secret of fatima revealed, jesus in an amusemnt park, same old same old
Merlyn: I'm always 20, I just change the base I use
ceas: good one, merl
Mudhead: Jesus is Coming...Look Busy
Dexter Fong: IF any of you read the New Yorker (12/13/04) interesting article about the mysterious death of a Homes/Conan Doyle enthusiast and Biographer
Merlyn: just divide your age in half and use that as the base, and you're 20
ceas: can i look busie instead?
ceas: whatever his name is, gary bu something
Merlyn: look gary, indiana instead
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: Change your base? You're in the Military? Thank you for your servix
ceas: the active duty retirement corp is actively recruiting
Mudhead: Roses are Red, Violets are blue, All our base belong to you
Dexter Fong: Go on Duty in the Active Retirement Corp
ceas: and your acid too
Stephen Foster Kane: steep drop in interest, though, Cat
Merlyn: I might check in later, I want to go do some flash stuff for a bit... see you
Stephen Foster Kane: nite Merlyn
ceas: see you merl
Dexter Fong: Eek> A PK! A PK!...It's Mudhead
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 11:17 PM.
Mudhead: Im headin towards that great round-off in the pi myself
Dexter Fong: "Merlyn puts on his special raincoat and cut-off pants with the thick rubber bands and exits to do some ":Flash" stuff
ceas: sahll we cash in our chips?
Stephen Foster Kane: go for the extra digits, Mud - you can win if you recount enough! ;-) Nite, then
Mudhead: I'll see ya guyz/galz next year
Dexter Fong: Mort Sahll?
Stephen Foster Kane: His famous flash raincoat?
ceas: he aint mort yet
Dexter Fong: Night Mudhead
Stephen Foster Kane: not if we see you first
Stephen Foster Kane: we gotta get there first
Mudhead: nite all
||||||||| Around 11:19 PM, Mudhead walks off into the sunset...
ceas: off we fly
Dexter Fong: This pessimistic message brought to you by The No Hope Baptist Chirch, formerly st the corner of No Way and Hah!
Stephen Foster Kane: anyway, ain't this america's annus horribilis or what?
Stephen Foster Kane: is that a subsidiary of Landover Baptist?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Havew you been reading those end of the year in review things again
Stephen Foster Kane: haven't started, Dex. I'm trying to not read Frank Rich's column until Sunday, like saving dessert...
Stephen Foster Kane: i've discovered that The Economist has gone to a Salon-type "day pass" and have been wallowing over there quite a bit in the "premium" content
Dexter Fong: Klok: To tell the truth, I try to not dwell on the overall picture....because I cannot remember a time in the history of this country in my lifetime that was as frightenly awful
Stephen Foster Kane: and much slaving over weirded computers lately
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, the mid-'50s were pretty strange in the South, Dex. I would not want to be then again
Dexter Fong: Yes, I got your message which went right and way over my head..but I always like to hear from you so no matter
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yes they were but the tide was running against the segragationists and gradually a lotta white folks joined in
Stephen Foster Kane: it was just so weird to see people spending money so freely when my penny-pinching heart said "NO! NO!" It was real hard to keep quiet...
Dexter Fong: Like the first stage in a tsunami, the tide be going out at a rapid pace
Stephen Foster Kane: Dex - gradually is a kind word
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yeah probably, but things take time..something it's taken me *too* long to realize =))
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, I think all the jihadists are endangered, but this recent bunch of luddites is pretty impressive, no? And in just about all religions: mormons, catholics, evangelicals, muslims, hindus
Stephen Foster Kane: well, you see what enforced secular change does as in Shah's Iran or Saddam's Iraq or Soviet era Poland. It winds down better via normal interaction
Dexter Fong: Still, yah gotta take heart...with where the tidal waves hit, you gotta figure a fair percentage were muslims, therefore, some might have been Al Queda
Stephen Foster Kane: the BJP vs Pakistan thing scared the heck out of me -- that thing was pretty close!
Dexter Fong: BJP = Blow Job Police?
Stephen Foster Kane: dunno, Dex. I mean, yeah, if you nuke all the muslim states, you'll likely take out Al Queda, but...
Dexter Fong: Will a lotta innocemt people die?
Dexter Fong: Sure
Dexter Fong: Will Allah sort em out?
Dexter Fong: WHo knows
Stephen Foster Kane: BJP in India approx=Republicans/racists; Congress in India approx = Democrats/lefties
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ceas - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: What?!! NO Ralph Nader party
Stephen Foster Kane: Dunno, Ash. At this distance, I only see the big groupings. As for the Muslims, you can either make a big mess, IMO, taking out all of them or simply remove the issues driving their discontent
Stephen Foster Kane: And by "remove", I mean just that, not "give in" necessarily. The broad outline of Israel/Palestinian peace has been there for 5 years; nobody wants to take responsibility for doing it.
Dexter Fong: Well, that would be a good first step certainly. At least find out where they're demands lead
Stephen Foster Kane: Saudi monarchy has to go. Everyone knows that. There is the Osama way, and there is the good way.
Dexter Fong: and then there's the Bush Way
Stephen Foster Kane: No, the whole thing was negotiated and ready. That was about the only agreement possible, at the end of the day. Then, now, whenever.
Stephen Foster Kane: Yeah, it's called "whistle past the graveyard and ignore the funny noises"
Dexter Fong: Frankly, while the problems we have stemming from Bust foreign policy bothers me and is soooo stupid and short sighted, the damage he's doing heere at home bothers me more
Stephen Foster Kane: the Bush way is some Niall Ferguson-type Return to Empire thing, and we just have never been very good at Empire. We tried it several times
Dexter Fong: Klok: Nobody has been very good at empire for too long a time
Stephen Foster Kane: but he's got some major tar baby in Iraq and strangely, no one wants to take it from him and he can't get rid of it
Stephen Foster Kane: one theory is that Rummy is kept on to be the ultimate fall guy
Dexter Fong: Who is the Republican Uncle Remus?
Stephen Foster Kane: yes, nice book review in The Economist on Mau-Mau, where the British in Kenya were esp. bad at "Empire"
Stephen Foster Kane: Scrowcroft or Baker?
Dexter Fong: Klok: I need a refill, you hanging aroud for awhile, if so be right back
Stephen Foster Kane: so Iraq is keeping Bush from doing other nasty things, like keeping South America from going back leftist, which it seems to be doing at high velocity if you read the Times review of Argentina rebounding
Dexter Fong: Oh.. awaiting answer
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah i'll be here
Dexter Fong: ok brb
Stephen Foster Kane: or we can move to email or IM and not load down chat w/politico stuff
Stephen Foster Kane: ur choice
Stephen Foster Kane goes for beer
Stephen Foster Kane returns
Dexter Fong: Have ICQ which I haven't used in yoears? email too slow...IM not understood, really
Stephen Foster Kane: it's like chat, but between 2 folks.
Dexter Fong: Yeah but where do I get the app and like all that?
Stephen Foster Kane: I'm only set up for AOL, but there's 3 or more flavors, Yahoo, Microsoft
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, it's messy to do immediately but at AOL, I suppose
Stephen Foster Kane: I'll look hold on & type or something ;-)
Dexter Fong: But you don't have AOL as your provider/browser do you?
Stephen Foster Kane: no
Stephen Foster Kane: http://www.aol.com/aim/downloadaim.adp
Stephen Foster Kane: the key thing about AIM is that you choose a nickname that is, unlike ICQ or this chat, kind of permanent
Dexter Fong: So I should just click on that URL?
Stephen Foster Kane: which is why you occasionally see my emails from kwd or sfk, which are such
Stephen Foster Kane: not yet
Dexter Fong: ok
Stephen Foster Kane: well, if you want to
Stephen Foster Kane: bring up the page, just don't download
Stephen Foster Kane: i use Netscape browser, and AOL Instant Messenger comes with it.
Dexter Fong: Hmm I use netscape also
Stephen Foster Kane: as part of the browser install, one is strongly persuaded to pick an ID
Stephen Foster Kane: with that, they want a little information, your email addr, age, stuff like that which is promised to be secure but part of the trade
Dexter Fong: I don't recall ever seeing anything about IM on Netscape. course I've had it since before the beginning
Stephen Foster Kane: OK, then, go to "window" menu in Netscape and look at the list -- one should be "Instant Messenger"
Dexter Fong: ok
Stephen Foster Kane: the thing is, if you have it there and you click on it, it's going to want your ID and password before you can do messaging
Stephen Foster Kane: many folks, highly annoyed, work around the Netscape install bit that tries to make them get these during the browser install...
Stephen Foster Kane: so I don't know what it says if you don't have any; probably just waits for you to type them than something inspired like giving a chance to get them
Stephen Foster Kane: u still with us?
Dexter Fong: Yep back
Stephen Foster Kane: is there an entry there for Instant Messenger?
Dexter Fong: Unfortunately, the server that registers me is not up so.....
Stephen Foster Kane: darn
Stephen Foster Kane: ok, we'll stay in chat then
Dexter Fong: It's a feature not a bug
Dexter Fong: She had the features of a bug, but somehow, her lacy wings enticed me closer
Stephen Foster Kane: you likely could snag "DexterFong" or something like that. You also get a free webmail with each ID, which can be handy. and you can get more, kind of like "disposable" email accounts
Dexter Fong: I'll try again when they're busier
Stephen Foster Kane: ;-) i don't normally run AIM these days; I see Ken is on; must be one of his roomates
Stephen Foster Kane: or else he must have a really neat truck ;-)
Dexter Fong: I didn't know Ken had room mates...where he lived?
Stephen Foster Kane: hmm, no whoever is using it has been "away" for 22 hours
Stephen Foster Kane: i thought he did, the ones with ferrets, etc. somebody has to be feeding all those cats!
Dexter Fong: That's longer than anyone has bever been away
Stephen Foster Kane: anyhoo, I think the long-term trend is secular and we're just in a big luddite reaction
Dexter Fong: The last dying writhing gasps of the beast that is to die?
Stephen Foster Kane: It can take awhile to fade; hopefully not as long as the British Empire! on top of that are the Coolidge types, and I think they're going to become soooo hated one of these days...
Stephen Foster Kane: like Hoover was
Dexter Fong: I already hate them =))
Dexter Fong: But then, I had a head start
Stephen Foster Kane: you know, like Woody Allen says in Sleeper about Nixon, "His face isn't on any money..."
Dexter Fong: The New Reagan 3 dollar bill
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, tom wisker on WBAI this week was incandescent. He's really starting to get polemical
Dexter Fong: When's his show?
Stephen Foster Kane: 1:30 AM Wednesday morning...;-)
Stephen Foster Kane: I record it
Dexter Fong: Right after the second Frasier episode on channel eleven
Stephen Foster Kane: i suppose; i can't get WPIX on broadband... ;-)
||||||||| 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..
Stephen Foster Kane: um, it's the WBAI-FM, Dex
Dexter Fong Ponders the results of removing last remenants of religious (fervour type). Secular "Capitalist/BigBusiness/Multi-National Corps running it all
Stephen Foster Kane: http://www.wbai.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=336&Itemid=42
Dexter Fong: I'll be listening for Peter Bocham's year end round up
Stephen Foster Kane: Oh, they provide color for the tourists, like the Amish. It's when they start a pogrom...
Dexter Fong: Gotta feed the camels to feed the pigeons
Stephen Foster Kane: yes, those are nice; Ray Terlaga generally runs them on his Friday WPKN show, maybe tomorrow, probably later, within the next 2 weeks
Stephen Foster Kane: and they're archived on the WBAI site; I now know I can go there for them
Dexter Fong: "Short Cuts"?
Stephen Foster Kane: you got rite URL?
Dexter Fong: For BAI Archives? No
Stephen Foster Kane: wbai schedule ->Tue->1:30AM (that's really Wed.)
Dexter Fong: Assumed you were hunting for URL, hence the chat drought
Stephen Foster Kane: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/01/1612241&mode=thread&tid=25
Stephen Foster Kane: As part of our annual tradition, today we bring you "A Shortcut Through 2003," an hour-long recap of the sounds of the past year produced by WBAI's Peter Bochan, host of the popular WBAI show "All Mixed Up."
Dexter Fong: Thanks Klok
Stephen Foster Kane: that was last year's
Dexter Fong: Ah ALL mixed..he's also called it short cuts
Stephen Foster Kane: i don't listen xcept for Weaponry. the webcast is at 16 khz, which is lousy for music and the host has been playing some nice stuff lately that really gets massacred in 16 khz mono
Dexter Fong: Klok: Were you around or did you ever hear a BAI show called Lunch Pail with Paul Gorman?
Stephen Foster Kane: again -- I only listen to Weaponry and beginning last year, hunted down Bochan's online piece 'cause I only heard part on WPKN. Never in range of WBAI on my radio, ever
Dexter Fong: Ah...Well he was a Yale mate of Oricter's and used to have him and often Bergaman on his show couple time a year
Dexter Fong: Procters
Stephen Foster Kane: did a Google and there is one likely hit of a bit of archive but no mention of P&B
Dexter Fong: He played well with them
Dexter Fong: Not surprising... think he's been off the air sonce mid-late 90's
Stephen Foster Kane: only radio I ever heard them on was NPR, in the '70s
Stephen Foster Kane: I had just gotten abdominal surgery and was in some amount of pain, lying on a mattress
Dexter Fong: And that i din't hear...Tesla works in mysterious ways
Stephen Foster Kane: They put them on fast and I decided the best strategy was to go for the radio's AC cord...
Dexter Fong: Italfast/
Stephen Foster Kane: The last thing I heard, Proctor looks up at the mike and with this fake German accent says,
Dexter Fong: OOPS
Stephen Foster Kane: "Ah, zees is Sennheiser microphone. Weeth zees, NPR can enforce discipline on its member stations..."
Dexter Fong: lol
Stephen Foster Kane: Yes, yes, I know he speaks german & russian, but it was a deliberate fake german accent, you know?
Dexter Fong: Jah! Ich beknowving
Stephen Foster Kane: I hurt really bad after that, for three or four hours. I could not reach the cord in time.
Dexter Fong: Shoulda had Clap ON!
Stephen Foster Kane: wrong, any rapid trunk or limb motion...
Stephen Foster Kane: lots more respect for chicks having kids after that, 4 sure.
Dexter Fong: hurts to the roots eh?
Stephen Foster Kane: but laughing and coughing really incandescent...
Dexter Fong: Welcome to La Maze
Dexter Fong: You will get out when the baby gets out
Stephen Foster Kane: amazing how quick one can not sneeze when it seems involuntary
Dexter Fong: How about a belly rub?
Stephen Foster Kane: dunno, I was all alone.
Stephen Foster Kane: spent a lot of time flat on my stomach
Dexter Fong: Nurse's all out in the nurse's station listening to NPR
Stephen Foster Kane: was at home
Dexter Fong: Then we don't know what they were listening to
Stephen Foster Kane: yep
Dexter Fong: Garry Noll perhaps
Stephen Foster Kane: at the time, maybe Sid Barrett...
Dexter Fong: National er uh Natural Living
Dexter Fong: Sid barrett was on BAI?
Dexter Fong: Maybe not
Dexter Fong: Sidney Biddoes Barret?
Stephen Foster Kane: dunno, maybe. but they weren't listening to 'BAI at Duke; maybe WDBS.
Dexter Fong: I knew you were gonna say that KLOK
Dexter Fong: I visualized it
Dexter Fong: A star...a star...3 triangles and th Quen of Diamonds
Stephen Foster Kane: did i send u this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battersea_Power_Station
Dexter Fong: Dunno..will check it when I check the log
Stephen Foster Kane: it's the inflatable pig site for PF's "Animals"
Dexter Fong: Looking at these daysof massiveearthquakes tsunamis etc, you know abour the kid, 9 or 19 or 12 maybe who's written a number of symphonys ?
Dexter Fong: 9 or ten
Stephen Foster Kane: sounds like a Paul Simon song, "Boy in the Bubble" or something
Dexter Fong: Nope
Stephen Foster Kane: 10 symphonies is quite a lot; haven't heard that
Dexter Fong: He's been a cetified musicsl grniud since msybe 5 ot 6, and although he's incredibly immersed in his music gene, otherwise, he's not so crazy
Stephen Foster Kane: I meant:
Stephen Foster Kane: These are the days of miracle and wonder
Stephen Foster Kane: This is the long distance call
Stephen Foster Kane: The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
Stephen Foster Kane: The way we look to us all
Stephen Foster Kane: The way we look to a distant constellation
Stephen Foster Kane: That's dying in a corner of the sky
Stephen Foster Kane: These are the days of miracle and wonder
Stephen Foster Kane: And don't cry baby, don't cry
Stephen Foster Kane: Don't cry
Dexter Fong wishes he could quote in full a poem by Yeats thats like a subway ad
Stephen Foster Kane: is that a service at Juliard? Certified Musical Genius? ;-)
Dexter Fong: Poem not like subway ad, presentation of poem is
Stephen Foster Kane: slouching towards bethlelem?
Dexter Fong: No something like
Stephen Foster Kane: ...by the Underground?
Dexter Fong: The falcon widens its (something gyre abd cannot hear the falconer
Stephen Foster Kane: I am just curious, if you have a prodigy, you send them off somewhere and they "certify" them?
Stephen Foster Kane: yes, that's it Second Coming
Dexter Fong: The center cannot hold and something else
Dexter Fong: Yes second comeing
Stephen Foster Kane: good Joni Mitchell version
Dexter Fong: Certainly describes these days
Stephen Foster Kane: based on Yeats' concept of the "gyre" as in falcon's gyre
Dexter Fong: Brother Brian =))
Dexter Fong: things fall apart
Dexter Fong: ends with
Stephen Foster Kane: actually, a pretty religious/new physics idea of these ever-widening cones that end as the base of an even bigger cone that widens and so on...
Stephen Foster Kane: it's pretty sophisticated, but I've never gotten into it
Dexter Fong: the best have no conviction, the worst have something something.....neat huh? =) my recollection I meanb
Stephen Foster Kane: forget who was commenting on a new xlation of Proust, but he likes the older one and was saying that anyone under 40 won't understand Proust, so don't even try
||||||||| 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 doctec disembarks at 12:39 AM.
Stephen Foster Kane: yes, very good. when drunk, Robert Mitchum supposedly could recite reams of Shakespeare's plays, verbatim...
Dexter Fong: I never made it through the Remembrances, maybe 2 volumes and that was that
doctec: just got back from deenar
doctec: looks like i've crashed into the 'culture hour'
Dexter Fong: Then you have dineros ? Yes Compadre?
Dexter Fong: Hiya Doc, perhaps you'll hold forth while I revive my glass
Stephen Foster Kane: Dex - http://www.123lyrics.net/j/joni-mitchell/slouching-toward-bethlehem.html
doctec: i would hold forth but i never learned to program in that language
Stephen Foster Kane: and here's the yeats: http://www.well.com/user/eob/poetry/The_Second_Coming.html
Stephen Foster Kane: Tom - don't even try, you'd blow your stack
doctec: foot in self shoot
Stephen Foster Kane: if forth love honk then (bumper sticker)
doctec: lol
doctec: ...and that's why they pay you the big bucks
Stephen Foster Kane: one begins to appreciate German as a stack-based language ;-)
Stephen Foster Kane looks around for piles of money; not seeing any, realizes the obvious joke
doctec: indeed. lili and i just got back from the local bistro and are goodly stretched by the vodka
Dexter Fong: Nothing but those Reagan 3 dollar bills
Stephen Foster Kane: i shoulda been a plumber
doctec: i shoulda had a v8!
doctec: or a bloody mary
Stephen Foster Kane: you missed the URLs, eh Dex?
Dexter Fong: Klok: I always check the log and all the URLs are there
doctec: in any case, we were gonna shoot pool after dinner but decided it was too late and we were too, uh, sated
Stephen Foster Kane hopes that they would not wander off in the meantime, but sometimes keeping URLs in order is like herding cats...
doctec: so we're gonna hunker down for some teevee viewing
Dexter Fong remebers making some of his best shots um, sated
Stephen Foster Kane: you mean crocked ?? ;-)
doctec: i bought three used dvds today: taxi driver, the abyss, and pi
Stephen Foster Kane: well, hi to 3 sheets Lili and y'all have fun in the bunker
Stephen Foster Kane: gad, that's like a caviar milkshake...
Dexter Fong: pi? Nick Danger 3.14167238894587
Stephen Foster Kane: or by law in Georgia, =3
doctec: on top of the other dvds i have to view (american splendor, sealab 2021 and the third reggio/glass collab, something like naquatsi or something) we are good for the evening
Dexter Fong: One for the Judge, one for the Sherrif, and one for me
Stephen Foster Kane: i thought it was 3.14159265something
doctec: pi are round!
Dexter Fong: Klok: I have *no* doubt you are correct =0
Stephen Foster Kane: makes you want one of those TVs with, like, 3 screens or something so you can watch 'em all at once, eh?
doctec: i like the fact that 'duck and cover' made it onto the list of films added to the 2005 library of congress list of 'important films'
Dexter Fong: sheesh
doctec: sheesh and shlong?
Stephen Foster Kane was hunting a cheap 2005 calendar in Ocean State Job Lot last week and came upon a Dick and Jane retro one...
doctec: babe's not here
doctec: !
Dexter Fong: Yep, the Porno Twins they were called
Stephen Foster Kane: we were too far South to matter, so we never got duck and cover, just the Ground Observer Corps stations
Stephen Foster Kane: (going back to my comment about the scary '50s)
doctec: no kidding - what a great moniker - the 'porno twins'
Dexter Fong: co=starring Mpniker
Dexter Fong: Moniker (just for the record)
doctec: is that a 45 or a 33?
Stephen Foster Kane: is she cthulhu's girlfriend?
doctec: the dance mix?
Dexter Fong: The keyboard mix....Dicks Mix (if you get my drift)
Stephen Foster Kane: see UFie cartoon: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20041227
doctec: isn't that a kiddie show - 'cthulu and friends'
Stephen Foster Kane: use your hand (or your entrenching tool)(perhaps that's instrument)
Dexter Fong: "Help Cthulu, they're taking my heart again"
doctec: (listening to groove salad on somafm.com right now - they're playing a GREAT dub reggae piece)
Dexter Fong has grown to like Duh! Reggae
Stephen Foster Kane: next, "Dick and Jane vs Cthulu and Mpniker"
doctec: "st. germain - tourist 02 montego bay spleen
Dexter Fong: lol Klok..right down to the typo
doctec: "
Stephen Foster Kane: well, that's where the Cthulu thread came from; dunno where User Friendly got on it, but he's recurring character one way or another
Dexter Fong: Like Linus but more powerful?
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, something like that
doctec: well guise i just thought i'd check in to see if anyone was still on after we got back from deenar - glad i got to chat with you a leetle more
Stephen Foster Kane: friend has Linus' book on how it all got started, how it went, etc.
Stephen Foster Kane: hey, DT, this ain't so bad, the St. Germain
doctec: i am being paged - it's time to make another round of drinky-poos for us
Dexter Fong: Heavy on the drink, light on the poo
Stephen Foster Kane: nite, DT, have a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR, both of ya!
doctec: so i shall bid you all a fair fondue
Stephen Foster Kane: those forks will make your fortune...
Dexter Fong: Yeah Doc, Happy New Year to you and Lili
doctec: and a hairy christmas
doctec: and a fuckin kickass new year
doctec: to all of you
Dexter Fong: Whoooo!
doctec: and yours
Stephen Foster Kane wishes to cover his ass this time; got burned real bad on 2 Nov...
doctec: ttfn ttyl rock on - nytol
||||||||| doctec leaves at 12:57 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Stephen Foster Kane: confidence in the system bah humbug
Stephen Foster Kane: nite
Dexter Fong: What an exit =))
Stephen Foster Kane: ah, the both of 'em are juiced
Dexter Fong: Klok: Not confidence...but confidence, confidence, !Confidence! in the system
Dexter Fong: and drink a lot
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, and you don't have to order it from Canada; our brave leader delivers it straight from Berlin
Dexter Fong: Berlin Germany called us Nazi's last month
Dexter Fong: They're trying American citizens
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, that proud, free nation that what, still won't let people give their offspring Turkish names?
Dexter Fong: "I vas nefer a guard at Levittown, I vas just a building superntendent
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Stephen Foster Kane: OK, they were trying to get into the EU (ten years??!), but the Turks now let kids have Kurdish names...
Dexter Fong: Turkish names nefer! Turkish Taffy Ja!
Stephen Foster Kane: same in Switzerland, Denmark I think, etc. not sure if supermarkets are open between 4PM Saturday and Monday AM in Germany
Dexter Fong: Try this lofely Adolph Ottoman collections of fine Schwiss chocolates
Stephen Foster Kane: (many "Swiss" chocolates are now made in...France. If it's anything like French beer...
Stephen Foster Kane: it's like famous HiFi brands -- the Japanese buy them up and push crap under that label
Stephen Foster Kane: didja see the NYT biz article on the collapse of Apex Digital? Strange,
Dexter Fong: That's why should should only buy products advertised in Stereophile =)
Stephen Foster Kane: don't get me started...
Dexter Fong: No, Klok...what day?
Stephen Foster Kane: gimme a sec. I'll forward an email with it
Dexter Fong: Gracious
Dexter Fong: El KDog has been gone long time...like terrific raindrops, my laundry get wet
Stephen Foster Kane: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Stephen Foster Kane: The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Stephen Foster Kane: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Stephen Foster Kane: Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
Stephen Foster Kane: The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
Stephen Foster Kane: The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
Stephen Foster Kane: The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Stephen Foster Kane: Are full of passionate intensity.
Stephen Foster Kane: sent you those, too
Dexter Fong: Thanks =)
Stephen Foster Kane learned his liberal arts from Camille Paglia... ;-)
Dexter Fong: Yeah, that's a real cheery thing to see on the way home from work
Stephen Foster Kane: Yeats not included...
Dexter Fong: Rather see IPEX school of truck welding or Mother Iquana....Sees All....Knows All.....
Stephen Foster Kane: we're supposedly scheduled for a real gully-washer with wave heights higher than Empire State one of these days
Dexter Fong: Would you happeb to know which day, I'll probably take the day off]
Dexter Fong: I think I left my briefcase in the Adirondaks
Stephen Foster Kane: dunno about Mother Iquana, but just looked up ipana -- now a best-selling toothpaste...in Turkey (is that a Turkish name??)
Stephen Foster Kane: amen, brother!
Stephen Foster Kane: going over to the Green Mountains for lunch, back shortly
Dexter Fong: I or "Yo" panna or "Bread" hence Yobread
Stephen Foster Kane: ah
Dexter Fong: Green Mountians? Kind of a pacific green?
Stephen Foster Kane: sounds like some Buddhist concept 2 me
Dexter Fong: Of course; All concepts are Budhist
Dexter Fong: even spelling
Stephen Foster Kane: well, that's what they say, but as with BJP and Congress, I suspect that looking close up, they appropriated them from the little guys over there
Dexter Fong: Do you watch Andromeda?
Stephen Foster Kane: not deliberately
Dexter Fong: Well, Opening lines are; The Universe is a dangerous place, but together, my crew and I yatta yatta
Stephen Foster Kane: personnel changes, lame scripts, and radical time shifts by independents who broadcast them have made all those things very hard to follow
Dexter Fong: Subset: The world is a dangerous place
Dexter Fong: Subset (If you live in a really bad neighborhood) The neighborhood is a dangerous place
Stephen Foster Kane: oh, I just meant that if you knew the base culture, you could spot where all the stuff came from; you know, like "Christmas" was a way to sanctify pagan solstice ceremonies
Stephen Foster Kane: ;-) yeah, and you can fall on your ass in the bathroom: the home is a dangerous place. be nice to your kids. don't cheat on your wife. cook meat thoroughly
Dexter Fong: Sangt or "Salt" hence "saltified pagans"
Stephen Foster Kane: myself, I've always liked them fresh and char-broiled...
Dexter Fong: Sangt (old Uk, ) Sanc (Pref)
Dexter Fong: Or singed
Stephen Foster Kane: was in Wal-Mart tonite, looking for my Xmas presents and they had flannel shirt/coats made in...Mongolia
Dexter Fong: You get 'em rea, stiff
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, arctic char them in the freezer to get 'em stiff --- then they're legal to consume, eh?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Realize your choices are limited but Wal-Mart
Stephen Foster Kane: just what the NYT article said about the import quotas.
Stephen Foster Kane: i wanted some wind pants and i wanted 'em now and didn't want to drive a half hour
Dexter Fong: Hey! No fair! You have more timer to read then me
Dexter Fong: Are those wind pants breakable?
Stephen Foster Kane: i'm walking in '70s bell-bottom polyester jeans at 30ºF...
Dexter Fong: You're not walking, you're styling
Stephen Foster Kane: trying to find someplace to hang the walkman so it won't pull the elastic waist down and the legs are a shade long
Stephen Foster Kane: I'm freezing is what i am...
Dexter Fong: Use those thick rubber bands
Stephen Foster Kane: got new shoes, too
Dexter Fong: I recommend 2 pairs of sox unless shoes are too tight
Stephen Foster Kane: well, the rubber band suspenders are OK, but earlier this week, lost a suspender button on my '60s Bundeswehr pants
Stephen Foster Kane: good point; I'll try, but one pair will have to be really thin
Dexter Fong: Vot! Zen you should zend zem bav\ck
Dexter Fong: or bavick (O.D.) unliked
Stephen Foster Kane: i'm learning how to space out buttons from the material; these are heavyweight wool trousers, button fly, 2 layers with plastic in between layers.
Dexter Fong: YOu ready for the NOrth pole
Stephen Foster Kane: for lying in wet mud, I guess, on the way to Moscow -- some things you don't forget ;-)
Stephen Foster Kane: yeah, can't wear them until it goes below freezing
Dexter Fong: Ah...but that Chicken Marengo,,,what a ciward he was
Stephen Foster Kane: ?
Dexter Fong: Chicken Marengo was a dish that Napoleans chef devised out of the viands they were able to requisition from the neighborhood
Stephen Foster Kane: ah
Dexter Fong: See Klok: Occasionaly some things make sense
Dexter Fong: And Why?...Because we, the people amke it so
Dexter Fong: amke Early Quacker)_ make (Pref)
Dexter Fong: Well, I don't have to move my car but I do have to go round the corner for wome milk for morning coffee
Dexter Fong: So...Happy new year Brian, and may this year be better to all of us
Stephen Foster Kane: OK
Stephen Foster Kane: so have a nice holiday
Stephen Foster Kane: definitely may it be better
Stephen Foster Kane: !!
Dexter Fong: See you next week.....(I know,...)
Stephen Foster Kane: and I'll catch you on the upside! ;-))
Stephen Foster Kane: net
Dexter Fong: THAT'L BE NICE =))
||||||||| Stephen Foster Kane leaves at 1:37 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dexter Fong: and a final sheesh
||||||||| It's 1:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| 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:
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Don Tween Haha
Hillary Boob Ph.D.
Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.
Nasi Goering
Nigel Blithering-Twitt
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