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 March 17, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with baher close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 6:03 AM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
baher: hi
baher: hi
||||||||| It's 6:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| baher - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 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 leads Merlyn inside, makes a note of the time (9:02 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Merlyn: everyone is late
||||||||| Catherwood leads klokwkdog inside, makes a note of the time (9:04 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
klokwkdog: or Merlyn is oily
Merlyn: hey kwd; the dead "baher" person is a spammer, they got here googling for "chines chat girl"
||||||||| Catherwood escorts ah,clem in through the front door at 9:04 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Merlyn: I was late, too, nobody was here at 9:00
klokwkdog: chines chat girl? well fancy that
Merlyn: hi clem
klokwkdog: punctuality is dead, get over it?
klokwkdog: hey, Jimmy
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with Firesign Theatre"'
ah,clem: hi all
klokwkdog has been trying to hide from Irish themes all day, without success...
ah,clem: happy St. Patty day
klokwkdog: (but I love Giant Rat, so it's OK)
ah,clem: green beer, or oiled beer anyone?
Merlyn: driving away snakes for 600 years
klokwkdog: what exactly is a chines chat girl? I suppose I could Google it...
klokwkdog is eating ice cream at the moment...
ah,clem: now taking requests for the second album...
Merlyn: there are apparently a lot, and all 3 words appeared in last week's chat
Merlyn: so am I, KWD (really frozen yogurt)
klokwkdog: well, get ready for a veritable bit torrent after this week's log is out there for a few microseconds...
klokwkdog: is that like the White Album, Clem?]
ah,clem: close Klock
Merlyn: anything with snakes being driven out
Merlyn: boom dot bust drives the snakes out at the end
klokwkdog: why can't they get a driver's license and drive themselves like everybody else??
Merlyn: snakes got no arms, dummy!
klokwkdog: all this upper-class European servants and upstairs/downstairs stuff makes me puke
Merlyn: snakes only pay scale
klokwkdog: in America, the snakes, spiders and bees have to make it by self-improvement, not fancy class privileges and drivers and crap like that
||||||||| 9:14 PM: cease jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
cease: i was just looking at the mindless fellowship pavillion. i knew it existed but never monitored it.
Merlyn: snakes alive
cease: recently the chromium switch cat asked me to join his yahoo group but the pavillion seems to be more active and informative
cease: i was surprised to see myself quoted on a chat group i was unaware of
klokwkdog: so Clem, y'all think you can run a chain of WiMax links out to some real bandwidth?? ;-) {these cuts would be so much better with another 28 kbps in the stream}
klokwkdog: yeah, Clem -- play "Canadian Sunset" next. The instrumental one
ah,clem: soon Klok, still dialup here, doing best i can
cease: lovely sunset in canada, as usual
klokwkdog: dang Canadians take our money for overpriced natural gas, then pay the light bill so they get our sunsets...
cease: you think it's overpriced NOW...
Merlyn: red sky at night, canuck's delight
klokwkdog: meanwhile, all our money goes for a $$ perfect missile shield that will protect them and all their crazy cows
ah,clem: my refresh limited, due to bandwidth, so I miss more than I see
cease: i think the missile shield will be perfected about the time the sun blows up
cease: you listen to those 6/28/70 clips yet, merl?
klokwkdog: clem, don't get me wrong -- CNI is 'way into talking dog territory given that you do it from dialup and you and Bambi chat, too
Merlyn: we'll all type slower
ah,clem: will read the cheese log
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llanwydd close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:22 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the Aviary.
klokwkdog gets out his egg candling equipment...
klokwkdog: hello, Ilan!
cease: llan
Merlyn: no sockpuppet tonight?
llanwydd: howdy
klokwkdog: no, I got a Subway sub, Merlyn...
llanwydd: sockpuppet?
klokwkdog: yeah, I get tired of them after awhile
klokwkdog: same darned thing all the time...
llanwydd: sockpuppet sounds like a Russian word
Merlyn: (a sockpuppet is when someone writes under another name, usually to "agree" with themselves)
klokwkdog: no, it's Harmad Karzai's Afgan nickname...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers John Q. Bystander into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:24 PM, then departs.
cease: sounds like one of those limey subs we bought, that keep sinking or blowing up
klokwkdog: another innocent joins the chat...
John Q. Bystander: I agree with that "Merlyn" fella! He sure am smart!
||||||||| John Q. Bystander departs at 9:24 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
llanwydd: I only do it to be funny
llanwydd: Well look who's standing by
cease: only to 10, Q
klokwkdog: it's very inventive, if confusing, Ilan. we don't know who you are
llanwydd: all right klok. I'll make it obvious from now on.
klokwkdog: I thought that burning submarine was under warranty, Cat
cease: blair will never honour it until we send some soldiers to replace his in iraq
Merlyn: just put a "ll" somewhere in your name, like Yammy's name variations
cease: we stopped listening to limeys' calls for our soldiers after dieppe
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexteroid Fong inside, makes a note of the time (9:27 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: was anyone listening to the war horror stories on NPR a while ago?
klokwkdog: Dex has been taking lessons from Ilan, it seems...
Dexteroid Fong: Yeah I took it, they told me it was simple syrup...or syrup simple
llanwydd: Hey, Dex!
cease: mr nyc
ah,clem: or very incicive.... he he
klokwkdog: most of the stories about the war are horrible, Ilan :-(
Dexteroid Fong: Hi Dave =))))) or llan
Dexteroid Fong: Hi Clem, Cat, Klok and Merlyn
llanwydd: good point klok
klokwkdog: Cat is referencing the Chicoutimi submarine fire: http://www.canada.com/news/national/story.html?id=e747105d-73ed-4d5b-9f88-64c5153bf781
klokwkdog: "Wars are terrible things. I recommend that you do not start them." -- Tom Wisker
Merlyn: hey dex
Dexteroid Fong: I remember the Great Chiuohaohao Disco Fire....3 peasants were badly singed
Dexteroid Fong: Very Stiff
klokwkdog: what particular story concerns you, Ilan?
cease: merl, 6/28/
llanwydd: oh, it's not worth repeating
Merlyn: for both clips cat? ok.
cease: yes
llanwydd: between that and the Micheal Jackson trial which keeps getting worse and worse.
klokwkdog: I'm not sure you can ship high-capacity clips across the border yet, Merlyn. The law only changed for the US...
cease: i seem to have done something foul to the resize button on the jpgs which is why you couldnt open them. even my computer told me that there wasnt enough memeory in my computer to open
llanwydd: I used to think there was a shadow of doubt about Jackson
cease: i heard from schoolboy today. hope to meet him in dc. he said his copy was probalby no better than mine. maybe you can scan it better so i'll give you a copy in whidbey next sat
klokwkdog: no, Ilan, it's clear now that he was the hit man for Robert Blake...
Dexteroid Fong sings; "The shadow of your nose, is getting small..."
llanwydd: LOL Klok!
cease: i guess Blake finally found the right hitman
llanwydd: I was just thinking that no entertainer has been executed since Mata Hari
klokwkdog: Clem - have you been following the securtiy thread in this week's "User Friendly" cartoon? It's better than the one in the US $20 bill!
cease: speaking of getting away with murder, the 2 sikhs who blew up the plane and killed 330 people were declared innocent in vancouver yesterday
cease: why not just put a big Welcome Terrorists sign accross canada
klokwkdog: I think that's wrong, Ilan. Did you see the photo of the wedding singer in W. Iraq last year? Speaking of awful war stories...
klokwkdog: what is it about Canadian courts, Cat?
llanwydd: why the hell didn't I hear about this thing in Vancouver?
klokwkdog: which thing? User Friendly or the trial?
Dexteroid Fong: llan: When's the last time you were there
llanwydd: There, dex? where?
cease: i've known murder was perfectly legal here ever since Bit and Kim's killer wasn't even prosecuted. but i had thought maybe killing 330 people might get you a slap on the wrist at least.
cease: nope
Dexteroid Fong: Vancouver llan
klokwkdog: it's full of Iranian real estate people selling condos to Hong Kong Chinese now, Ilan
llanwydd: I've never been west of San Antonio
cease: i went to the iranian new year's festival a few days ago. very colourful
Dexteroid Fong: Okay Clem: What have you done with Bambi?
cease: all the local malls are full of iranian new years decorations
llanwydd: Is there a large Iranian population in your hometown, cat?
klokwkdog: there's an excess of desolate mountains and deserts, Ilan. Highly overrated. It's all about water, one way or another...
klokwkdog: many things, probably, Dex
cease: what happened to Q?
klokwkdog: is the Pope Polish, Ilan?
cease: north van isnt my home town but yes, a very large population these days
cease: a lot of the downtown signage is in persian
llanwydd: There's a zen meditation. Is the pope Polish
klokwkdog: no, Ilan, a Zen meditation would be "What is the sound of one Pope clapping?"
llanwydd: but the answer is a matter of question. You might say the pope is a naturalized Vaticanese
klokwkdog: they breed like marmosets, Cat -- it's hopeless once they're established
cease: lol klok
cease: did he get the clap from the holy ghost?
klokwkdog: he's not natural, Ilan -- it's all high theater...
Dexteroid Fong: Pope marmoset the VII, he was truly a man who loved animals
klokwkdog: he ate one a day
Dexteroid Fong: One a day Marmoset pills
llanwydd: Pope Marmoset!!
klokwkdog: but they had to switch to vegetable materials once One-A-Day got popular; the bottles were too big...
klokwkdog: that's not until Halloween, Cat
klokwkdog: someone give Clem the name of the next album to play!
Dexteroid Fong: Eat or Be Eaten
klokwkdog: good choice, Dex
llanwydd: I could actually listen to that. I have it on cassette
Dexteroid Fong: Not oft played, even less requested =))
klokwkdog is still looking for the "Pray for Progress" 1950s examples. it was either on a 3¢ stamp or on postmark cancelling them
Dexteroid Fong: In Italy they had Pray for Progresso
llanwydd: I think EOBE is great. Not their best but it there isn't anything else like it
klokwkdog: no, that was pay for progresso, Dex -- after the whole shebang went bankrupt...
Dexteroid Fong: llan: I agree...they definitely moved into a different frame of reference
cease: yes llan, i'm fond of it too. finally got it a decade or so after it came out so its still relativley new to me
klokwkdog: (the Parmalat bankruptcy, that is)
cease: do you all have the flick? amazing different from the album
llanwydd: I bought it about early '86 on vinyl
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: Don't believe I do
Dexteroid Fong: Pretty sure I don't, in fac5t
llanwydd: You know, I don't have one FST flick yet. Just a matter of time
cease: its....entertaining
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: Can you envision it done by Pixar?
cease: dont hurry, llan
cease: like all of their flicks, it was done on the cheap. i think one of the monkeys put up the money for it
Dexteroid Fong: One of the Crazy Monkeys?
Dexteroid Fong: Always going on and off?
llanwydd: I've seen parts of a couple of them on tv long ago. Case of the Missing Yolk and J-Men
cease: like austin and dave were discussing, was it last week, they are an audio group, not a video group[
cease: ive never seen martian space party, just read an argument about it on the firesigndisccusion group
llanwydd: I'd like to see the early films like Martian Space Party
cease: ive never seen martian, love is hard to get or the complete eyk but i have the rest of them
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: As a firehead, you'd want to see it...otherwise.....
klokwkdog: the cockateel chimes in...
cease: exactly, dex
klokwkdog looked for CNI on Sirius, couldn't find it...
Dexteroid Fong: But J-Men is great
cease: as a fanatic firesign fan since before they were called the firesign theatre, i would like to have all their works.
ah,clem: this is a fun game, but I do not want to play
cease: yes j men is the best of that milieu
Dexteroid Fong: afk for a refill..Klok...have a Negrito
klokwkdog: yeah, the pay for play stuff sucks
llanwydd: did you use to listen to them on KPFK, cat?
klokwkdog: Negra Modelo, Dex
cease: at least best of the 3 (that i recall) adding new dialog to old flicks milieu
ah,clem: we are not sirius, Klock !
klokwkdog is going to have another ice cream, he thinks...
cease: i did indeed, llan
cease: only it wasnt Them, it was bergman and friends
||||||||| "9:58 PM? 9:58 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dave should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dave enters and sits on the couch.
ah,clem: we do this for you
Dave: ickles what time is it?
llanwydd: got mail. brb
klokwkdog: you can't get away -- the new F_CC head is gonna censor everything
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bubba's Brain inside, makes a note of the time (9:58 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
klokwkdog: hi Dave, 10PM
cease: They didnt exist until the KRLA show in march, 67
Bubba's Brain: Hey all
cease: hi bub
Dave: do you have it written down on a piece of paper kwd?
klokwkdog: Catherwood has become disgustingly accurate of late; must've started dating some NTP type
Dave: relatively small crowd here
llanwydd: hi dave
Merlyn waves
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:00 PM and Bambi steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dave waves back
Bubba's Brain continues the wave
klokwkdog is wondering if one could rig a powerful IR beacon and lock the V-chip on every TV set for miles around to 'G' rated stuff and put a complex password on it...
llanwydd: hi Bambi!
Bambi: Hello!
Dave: hey bambi, you don't look 1000 years old
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog: peel me a grape, Bambi...
Dexteroid Fong: Hey Bubba
Dexteroid Fong: Hi Dave
cease: bambi
Bubba's Brain: Hey dex.
Dexteroid Fong: Hey Bambi
Bambi: Glad to hear it Dave! ... 1/2 a century was bad enough...I knew the days went faster now but! Really! LOL
Dave: heyya dex!
klokwkdog: the world is spinning so much faster now than it did when i was young -- RLJ
Bambi: how are you all doing tonight? Quite the interesting twists this week, huh? Peterson, Blake, Jackson...
klokwkdog: we've already devined the truth on that lineup, Bambi!
Dave: history in the making!
Dexteroid Fong: Oscar Peterson, William Blake, and Solid Jackson
cease: the Air India bombers aquitted. the US has to go to other countries to kill that many people and get away with it
Dexteroid Fong: Opening for HawkMoth
klokwkdog: Blake's wife was having an affair with Peterson, so he hired Jackson to kill her...
Dave: stonewall dex
cease: Shoeless Joe from Hannble, MO
Bambi: ah, look at the time ... late, late ... ;-)
Dexteroid Fong: Right On Dave! Power to *all* the people
Dave: except those who don't belong (sarcasm),
Bambi: ah, should have known Klok ... hehehe
cease: will bergman's new marriage warrant a new episode of Power?
Merlyn: Cat, is it OK to put up the hour hour clips? OK with Firesign, I mean?
klokwkdog: i thought it was a renewal of vowels, cat
cease: i have no idea, merl
Dexteroid Fong: Marmaset Suppositories, renew your Bowles
klokwkdog: does anything warrant a new ep of Power?
cease: if austin shows up again, we can ask him
Merlyn: Oh, it's probably OK, they OK everything
Dexteroid Fong: OK
cease: we can ask dave next week
klokwkdog: OooooKlahoma OK!
cease: ossman, that is
Dexteroid Fong: Oh Tay!
Dave: don't worry I have as much power in anything as an ant does in the universe
llanwydd: what do you mean about asking Ossman, cat?
llanwydd: Is he going to be here next week? I'd be very excited to chat with him. I didn't get to see him backstage at Town Hall
Bambi: Luck o' the Irish to ya all!
Merlyn: OK to put up some Hour Hour clips, llan
Merlyn: no, ossman's Dwarf live stage show
Bambi: Blarney and Green Beer!
Dexteroid Fong: Bambi..If you think about it, the Irish haven't been real lucky
llanwydd: I see
klokwkdog: you havent' tried to buy a house in Ireland lately, Dex...
Bambi: Hey, don't talk about my kin that way Dex ;-)
Dave: I'm swedish, german and russian in my background and can't tell what's green and what's not, so I'm not that lucky
Bubba's Brain: Be back in a bit...
||||||||| Bubba's Brain departs at 10:10 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
klokwkdog: we should have an economy like theirs...
Dexteroid Fong: Klok: We used to =\
llanwydd: Anyway it will be a big event around here if Ossman ever makes an appearance. Or any of the others for that matter
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (10:11 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
klokwkdog: hello BB
cease: hi bun
Dexteroid Fong: Hi dere
llanwydd: hey bunny
Bambi: I am actually 3/4 German, and the last 1/4 is Scottish, Irish, Dutch, French, German, English ... and all American ... you, Heinz 57 ... mutt
cease: are you gonin to the 3:00 show next sat, bun?
klokwkdog: Blake was in those films
Dexteroid Fong: Kerectheit!
cease: austin has been here the last 3 weeks, llan
cease: ossman and bergman have both been here at least once. only proc never shows
Dexteroid Fong: If we all spoke Russian I bet he'd show up
llanwydd: I meant the others beside Phil
klokwkdog: we'll have to offer residuals...
cease: i thought i'd sent you Catch 23 last year, merl. didnt check until last week, discovered it was somethjing else entirely, not sure what show its from
cease: instead of this free stuff, i'd love to see the lads release their favourite skits from the hour hour, and their other shows, like they did with Dear Friends
Merlyn: which clip are you unsure of, cat?
Dave: we should all speak chinese
Dave: yeah that would be cool Cat
Bambi: The US is supposed to be a democratic republic ... is that what they have in Ireland?
cease: navigation is correct, but the other one you have labelled 6/28 sure isnt catch 23, which is what i thought i'd sent you last year
Bunnyboy: cease: If anything, I'll be checking out the 3:00 show a WEEK from next Saturday. Still up in the air, though. Bunnette seems amenable to a Whidbey trip.
cease: someone has to have really clean copies of the old stuff. i thougtht ossman did, gave em to the museum of radio and tv
Merlyn: you mean the STONES, BABY STONES
cease: you'll see merl and me if you go tot the 3, bun
Bunnyboy: The Bochco parody. Sweet.
cease: yes, merl, but they use that line so often in the hour hours, it could be from anywhere
llanwydd: I have half a roast beef sub left. should i eat it?
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: A guy calling himself Earl Truss has frequently mentioned of the NG about having a great deal of Fire Material
klokwkdog: ask the Oracle, Ilan
cease: austin in partic was obsessed with that rif
llanwydd: I've never suffered such indicision in my life
cease: i may have exchanged stuff with him, dex
cease: taylor said he got some new stuff during the tour but when i asked him what he had, he didnt answer
Merlyn: DNA?
Dexteroid Fong: Do Not Answer
cease: do you know, merl?
cease: this is funny, dylan opera
Dexteroid Fong: Sure, I know Merly
klokwkdog: you should take something for it, Ilan
cease: i'm reading a book about him now, positively 4th street
klokwkdog: recommend a roast beef sub half
Merlyn: I think he mentioned it, but I don't remember
Merlyn: something with air checks
llanwydd: I stayed at motel next to a Chinese restaurant for a week once because I couldn't decide on lunch
Bambi: are you still hungry llan? if so, eat that 1/2 a roast beast sammich :-)
klokwkdog: or go get some Roast Beef Helper -- you can stretch it into a full sub again
Merlyn: early Art of the Insane
llanwydd: thanks bambi. I think I will
klokwkdog: You'll be glad you did -- Kidd Brewer
Dexteroid Fong: Play Canadian Subset
Bunnyboy: Art Snob of the Insane.
Bambi smiles
Bunnyboy: Where'd you get that pair of sweater pies?
cease: lol klok
llanwydd: I like to put balsamic vinegar on RB
klokwkdog: martin balsamic?
Dave: brownies are good, no pot in them though, I'm much too innocent for that
Dexteroid Fong: Nobodies too innocent for that, Dave
klokwkdog: yeah, you should stick to the ones with crystal meth in them, much healthier
Dave: I've got enough of a fucked up mental state as it is
Bambi: balsamic vinegar soaked in the top bread of Italian sub ... perfecto!
llanwydd: you said that just as I was soaking the top half, bambi
Bambi says YUMMMMM!
cease: barefoot in the pits
Dave: Dave says those were some good brownies
cease: reminds me of the broadway show i saw in last ny visit
llanwydd: Ah, delirious, de...de...delicious
cease: amerindian nonsense
cease: i wonder if that joke was a ref to a point in time when the firesigns lost interest in things native
llanwydd: wasnt' that Hrothgar, the keeper of the cave
llanwydd: or was it the cave canem
Dave: where does this come from?
Dexteroid Fong: ave: Eat or Be Eaten
cease: the old leprechan scam, happy st. paddys
llanwydd: Eat or be Eaten, Dave
Dave: don't have it
Dexteroid Fong: Me Clem
cease: a good one, dave
klokwkdog: DEXTER FONG
Dave: they all have their moments
Dave: be write bake
llanwydd: Eat or be Eaten doesn't have David Ossman on it
Bambi: Ah, Toad Away .... Thanks Clem!
Dave: my stream must be dlayed 5 minutes or something
Dave: because a comment that was made about 5 or so ago was just mentioned by clem
cease: the non-ossman days
klokwkdog: it's the tape delay to keep profanity off
Dexteroid Fong: Dave: Clem's stream is the one that's delayed
Dave: hey bambi are you guys still doing the OTR marathon on the weekends?
klokwkdog is going to go drink some Green Day
Dexteroid Fong: Thanks Clem and Bambi
cease: much pleasure as always from cni
klokwkdog: abbreviated, but high quality show, Clem. kudos
Bambi: we slip in some OTR and Shep over the weekend in between computer shows :-)
Dave: thanks
ah,clem: good night everyone
cease: good night ah
klokwkdog: you keep playing that 'BAI show about the First Nigerian Email Conference, nothing else for that slot? Nite Clem
Merlyn: nite cat
Bunnyboy: nite clem!
Dexteroid Fong: mNight Clem
||||||||| ah,clem departs at 10:35 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dave: night ah
cease: no, i'm still here. i thought ah clem was exiting
cease: or are you departing, merl?
Bambi: X Minus One episodes currently in the mix over the weekend
cease: i love that show, bambi
Dave: I gave good ol' Ken a call and he must be asleep
Bambi: me too Cat
llanwydd: the only OTR I actually collect is "Lights Out".
Bambi: cool, Clem got the Toad away one this time :-)
Dave: yeah that's a good one, I just got my Jack Benny shipment, 11 mp3 cds for 5 bucks each, great stuff
cease: i have a large collection of bennys i taped in japan
Merlyn: no, I misread cat, thought you were leaving
Bambi: who did Lights Out llan?
cease: arch ogler
llanwydd: Arch Oboler, Bambi
Bunnyboy: Arch Obler
Bambi: have you guys checked out bobbysotr.com ? they have a really nice OTR site
cease: with those oh oh ogguly eys
Merlyn: bennys and reds, cat?
Dave: really Cat? I've probably got 768 episodes no, but some duplicates I noticed, so whoever made the discs didn't illiminate them
klokwkdog: good crack about WBAI listeners; didn't know that about Raritan->Edison (NJ)
Bunnyboy: And his pal, Jughaid.
cease: that's 5 times as many i have and i thought i had a vast stash
Bambi: actually they probably were reairings...the files are generally dated as well as named and sometimes they change the names too from year to year
Dave: haha Cat, all the way back to his first radio appearance to 1953 or so
llanwydd: there is also Cyber49er.com which has a huge OTR archive
Dexteroid Fong: Dave: Benny's first Radio appearance was in the 40's or maybe earlier
Bambi: yep...good to have all kinds of sources for OTR :-)
cease: 53? i thought he was doing tv by then. i do have his first radio broadcast, 1930 or something, i'd have to look it up. i thought the show started in the 40s, never looked into it
Dave: yes, I wrote that wrong, it was in '32
cease: yes, i have that
Dave: and I have shows from then until '53 or so
Dave: it was first Chevi, then Jello, then Lucky Strikes
cease: the us military station used to broadcast benny every wed night. i taped em for many years, and got some from the library
cease: i loved the way don wilson would play with the ads
Dexteroid Fong: LSMFT means tasty motoring
cease: i'm pretty sure there was some sort of benny show during ww2
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: Absolutely
cease: i know i've heard shows he performedfor uso
cease: i remember jokes about the commanding officer, as was expected
cease: they even wove the commercials into the plots
Bunnyboy: But remember....no jokes about America!
cease: i can hear a contiunnum from benny at dawn of radio thru carson, his accolyte, thru firesigns, and into the future
cease: harrry shearer
cease: there's comic tonality there, a politeness as set up
Bunnyboy: Speaking of troops, I gotta feed mine, l8r!
cease: see you next week, bun
Dexteroid Fong: Night Bun
llanwydd: nite bunny
klokwkdog: nite Bun
Dave: yeah Cat, the timing is great with Benny, you can see him developing, I like the stuff from about '48 or so
Dexteroid Fong: afk for refill
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 10:47 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Bambi: great to see ya all ... gotta get some rest while I listen to CNI
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:49 PM, dragging Bubba's Brain by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
klokwkdog: nite Bambi
Bubba's Brain: Back again, back again, jiggity jog.
Bambi: you too Klok
Dave: Cat I have some Command Performance shows as well,
||||||||| Bambi departs at 10:49 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dave: Brian everyone's gotten that when they leave, did you rig this or something?
Merlyn: nope, it's random
Merlyn: random from "over the edge"
Dexteroid Fong: Random Koolsip?
cease: well i'm definitely gonna have to get some benny from you , dave
Dexteroid Fong: zip
Dave: "sorry I can't stop and talk now, I'm in kind of a hurry anyhow, but I'll send you a tape from california"
llanwydd: nothing is random
cease: except cool zip
Dexteroid Fong: there are no accidnents
Dexteroid Fong: oops
Dave: ok Cat, let me know what you want, might be awhile though, kinda swamped but will do what I can
cease: ony dented axes
cease: later is fine, dave
llanwydd: lol dex
Dave: ok because we just apassed early
Dexteroid Fong: tommorow is soon enough for us
Dave: is it? today is waving from over there, standing next to I don't know
Dexteroid Fong: Dave; Who?
Dave: no, sorry, that's what you're pointing at
Dexteroid Fong: Get to the point!
klokwkdog is feels like the old Inuit woman in A Map of the World, adrift on the ice floe. The conversation has gotten beyond my ken.
Bubba's Brain: Finally starting to get caught up on the paperwork.
klokwkdog: A happy St. Paddy's day to all, and to all a good night, ya hear?
Dave: oh the point's coming, it has to or it's not getting the money owed to it
Dave: later kwd
Dexteroid Fong: Night Klok
llanwydd: goodnight klok
cease: yo off, klok?
klokwkdog: nite everyone; hi to latecomers subsequent...
Merlyn: nite kwd
||||||||| klokwkdog says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, klokwkdog exits at 10:55 PM.
Dave: anyone ever had boba?
cease: the party's pooping out on us. we must be having the luck of the irish
Dexteroid Fong: I had a Boo-Boo once
Dave: having it on Sunday with new girlfriend and now sure what to expect
llanwydd: doesnt sound familiar dave
cease: never heard of it
Dave: not, not now, not in knots though
Dave: damn, ok Cat, I thought you might have, I'll have to let you know then
Merlyn: good luck dave
Dave: wish me luck, I'm not a great dater but...there's a first time to fuck up everything
Merlyn: break a lip
Dexteroid Fong: That's the attitude Dave =))
cease: that's the spirits, dave
Dave: luck of the Irish right? when you're drunk it looks better, she won't let me drive though for some reason
Dave: sorry I'm in a cynical mood
cease: good one, dave
Dave: I do what I can
Dave: hey I never asked you guys, but Ken recomended Bob and rRay to me, the comedy radio team, so I picked up some mp3 CDs of them but they haven't shown up
Dexteroid Fong: Bob and Ray are wonderful, Dave
cease: somewhere between benny and firesign
Dave: this stuff is from '48 to '54 or so the description says
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood leads     TOR     inside, makes a note of the time (11:01 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: proctor has a long relationship with them
Dave: hmmm I like both of them obviously so...sounds like I'll like this
llanwydd: I used to hear Bob and Ray on WOR in New York City back in the 70s
Dexteroid Fong: 1948 stuff probably from Boston when they were on before the Red Sox
cease: tor
Dexteroid Fong: High Tor
cease: see tailor
    TOR     : Howdy do Dex
Dave: yes I think so Cat, well good I'm not as blind with this as I used to be
Dexteroid Fong attempts to get big spaces between words
    TOR     : Bob and Ray, most amusing.
Dave: I hope I understand the humor though, I'm too young for some stuff
Dave: I'm a strange lad, young but don't like modern things, never really have
Bubba's Brain: I just added a new CD to the catalog -- a version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas done by Margeritaville records in 96. It stars Harry Dean Stanton and Jim Jarmusch, and also has Harry Shearer, Dan Castinelleta, and a bunch of others. http://lodestonecatalog.com/cgi-bin/ltmcat.cgi?sku=MARG001
Dexteroid Fong: Dave: Basically, they parady radio
    TOR     : Big   spaces   betwixt    words,   what foolish  tïng to   0á do
Dexteroid Fong: Bubba: Sounds very interesting....and timely
Dave: oh good, I will like them it seems, now I've just gotta wait
Dexteroid Fong: Waiter?
cease: sounds fantastic, bub
Bubba's Brain: Yep, I'd known of it for a while, but Hunter's death inspired me to finally add it.
cease: i'll buy a copy
Dave: also I got some Spike Jones I've been meaning to get, I love his stuff, some worked but some didn't, I got the Standard collection, most of which is new to CD or any format for that matter
    TOR     : A weightier waiter
Bubba's Brain: The sound design is wonderful... listen to the sample on the site... it really conveys the mood of the book.
Dexteroid Fong: Bubba: Keep an eye on the New York Times obits for further inventory suggestions
cease: after listening to dave and judith's niche talk, i have to get some more, what shis name, the guy who did runyon jones
    TOR     : Spike is most amusing
Dave: that's terrible dex
Bubba's Brain: Norman Corwin.
Dave: Spike is, now "love in bloom" was Benny's theme right?
llanwydd: I used to hear Spike Jones on the Dr. Demento show when I was a kid
Dexteroid Fong: Dave: Spike Jones is quite extraordinary....all his stuff was done live to disc or tape...no overdubs
cease: thats it. i have some, but need more
Dave: I know not of these people you speak of Bub
llanwydd: Dr. Demento isn't nearly as funny anymore. But I'm too old for it now anyway
Dave: I know that's what so amazing about it
cease: i think i heard runyon jones, they play his stuff on cbc occasinally
Dave: yeah the good doctor isn't broadcast here anymore
cease: i know i heard the end of ww2 thing
Dave: never was so far as I could figure out
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: I heard VE Day *and* VJ Day =))
Bubba's Brain: Norman Corwin was the best known writer/producer of the golden age, Dave. He was commissioned to write the broadcasts celebrating the end of the war in the European and Japanese theatres.
Dave: and even live, I have about 50 radio broadcasts, they were perfectly organized, lots of rehearsal
cease: at the time, dex. lucky you
    TOR     : Crap! I'm still tryin' to get Dr. D to play moi.
Dave: yeah I know the name bub
Dexteroid Fong: I've never heard moi, Tor
cease: you have 50 corwins, dave?
cease: my producer peter stenshoel did some work with him in the 90s
    TOR     : Even though, at Mp3.com, I was always higher on the parody chart than some things he did play.
Bubba's Brain: Oh, who was it you "know not of these people"
cease: both the decade and the dude
    TOR     : Oh Dex, I bet you say that to all the TORs.
Merlyn: is it up on the web, TOR?
cease: we're onto you now, tor
Dexteroid Fong: Tor: I've heard IMO
    TOR     : What, Merlyn?
Dexteroid Fong: OH My!
Dave: oh the comedy cd you put up on the site, those people
    TOR     : What's IMO, Dex
cease: the f*cc can fine you for saying that, merl
Dexteroid Fong: In My Opinion
Bubba's Brain: The 60th anniversary of the VE day broadcast is coming up in May.... as well, of course, of VE day.
Dexteroid Fong: Hope it don't give George no big ideas
Dave: ah I can't wait for next year, gonna try and get my colleges station up and running, which means FST at 1 in the morning!
    TOR     : Shroud in every growing prosperity
Merlyn: TOR, I was wondering if you had what you wanted Dr. Demento to play is on the web
Dexteroid Fong: Yep
Dave: a prosperous shroud! ironic contradiction there
cease: maybe the firesigns will appear live on your show, dave
Dave: twould be nice, can we send round the collection plate every thursday night then?
    TOR     : OHHHHHHHHH, well Merl, he done gotz a couple of CDs from moi (Xs out moi) TOR>
cease: you can collect firestuff from us
    TOR     : I got an e from him say that he keeps things for a loooooonnnng time before playin' them.
Merlyn: he probably has a big backlog
Dave: a big cheese log
Dexteroid Fong: in his back lot
Merlyn: Dr. Demento was a guest of honor at Marscon here a year ago
llanwydd: have you finally heard Dear Friends, Dave?
    TOR     : I think some of my stuff is a BIT much, for someone who has an Armed Forces gig going., But I'd bet the troops would love much of my stuff.
Dave: no Lan, still haven't
Dave: TOR where is it? I wants to listen
Merlyn: and the great luke ski is at marscon each year
llanwydd: you mentioned the cheese log. That was on Dear Friends
Dexteroid Fong: Luke SAki Walker?
Dexteroid Fong: Sky
Dave: Ken's got the complete DF and I'm waiting for his server to come back on whenever he gets a chance
Dexteroid Fong: Ski
    TOR     : I was going to do a Dr. D pardoy. I'd would've used his theme songs and it would've gone.....something like this....."Dr. Status Quo Dr. Status Quo wa waa waaaa wind down your expectations"
    TOR     : But I admire Dr. D. sooooooo that parody never did, nor will, be done did.
    TOR     : Where's what, Dave?
Dexteroid Fong: uh....TOR.....you kinda just did it....and it's on record
Dave: your shtuff tor
    TOR     : YIKES!
    TOR     : HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!
Dexteroid Fong: Shtuff Tor...this is Wall Tor
llanwydd: It's time for number ONE! This is it here it comes...
    TOR     : Oh, well, I NEVER recorded it.
Merlyn: werewolves, tor?
Dexteroid Fong: New werewolves of New London
    TOR     : What do werewolves wear
Bubba's Brain: There wolves.
Merlyn: I don't think Dr. Demento reads our cheese logs
Dexteroid Fong: Merl: Package it...put a Wisconsin label on it....send it at holiday time...he will
llanwydd: but he logs on
    TOR     : If they wear nothing, they are bare werewolves
Dexteroid Fong: "Even he/she who is pur in heart and says his/her prayers at night....
    TOR     : If they sit on a fire, they have bare werewolves bare ass burns (sorry, old joke)
Bubba's Brain: Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Werewolf. Fuzzy Wuzzy Had no hairwolf....
    TOR     : when the wold bane blooms and the moon shines bright
Dexteroid Fong: " I want to go to a Coke Dance"
llanwydd: when the Claire Bloom's full and bright
Dave: here look at this mirror
    TOR     : may bee cum a honey of a pron star
Dexteroid Fong looks in mirror and realizes he's having a bad hair night
    TOR     : pron porn star
Dave: isn't a pron a shrimp?
Dave: yes dex do fix the wig
Dexteroid Fong: A prom is a midget 'ho
Bubba's Brain: Watching Prawn Films again?
    TOR     : Hidehooooooo
Dave: ah I might be going to my prom, but we'll see, blind people don't dance so well, and blind white guys...
    TOR     : I miss my High School Prawn, on poipose.
Bubba's Brain: Aussie Prawn film -- "Shrimp on Barbie"
Dexteroid Fong: Had other fish to fry did you, TOR?
Merlyn: all I had was a high school porn
Dave: porpose?
    TOR     : Porpoise, I didn't do it of purpose
Dave: more science high?
    TOR     : Well, Dex, it was a tïng
||||||||| Catherwood leads Charles Throat inside, makes a note of the time (11:26 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexteroid Fong: Ting like bling bro
Dexteroid Fong: The real Charles Throat
Charles Throat: The one and only
Dave: hey charlie
    TOR     : Well, Tïng not Ting
    TOR     : ï i
Charles Throat: It's not just for breakfast any more
Dexteroid Fong: As Benny Goodman said, Ting! Ting! Ting!
    TOR     : or less
Dexteroid Fong: Change your tools
    TOR     : dowhoop
cease: hi chuck
Charles Throat: Hiyaz
cease: i recognize you from the firesign chat thingie
Dave: that's the jewish version dex
cease: benny was a good man
Charles Throat: I noticed something very odd listening to one of the radio shows the other day...
    TOR     : As was Spike
Charles Throat: the one right after the earthquake...
    TOR     : What, do tell, Chuck
Dave: both Bennys
Charles Throat: They keep referring to Phil (A) the whole show as if he's there, and AnnaLee is there, but Phil is either not really there or not talking...
Charles Throat: Weird
llanwydd: well I must be going. I'm sure I'll see some of you next week
cease: which show, chuck?
Dexteroid Fong: Night llan
    TOR     : The only good Goodman is a (never mind - just recalled some Ian Hunter lyrics)
Merlyn: 'K llan
cease: i just sent merl an hour hour clip form 1970 in which austin talks about seeing rosemart's baby with annalee and bergman
llanwydd: goodnight
    TOR     : SoLong Llan
cease: llan
Charles Throat: I don't know offhand, I'll find out for next week - it's the one where Proctor is just back in town from the midwest and they just had an earthquake - ends with an earthquake effect
cease: an hour hour, chuck?
Charles Throat: If you'll recall I asked Phil a question about the robot they gave him on that show - then later realized this
Dexteroid Fong: CT: If you can get the date, it can be looked up
Charles Throat: I'll get a date
cease: good for you
Dexteroid Fong: Great...I'll take Bubbles and borrow my dad's car
Dexteroid Fong: I love those Coke ances
Dexteroid Fong: dances
Charles Throat: It's a great show bit it suddenly dawns on you something's missing here
Dexteroid Fong: CT: Phil did like to engineer
cease: dawn? dawn capone?
Charles Throat: Yeah, that's how he started, isn't it? Maybe that's it
Dexteroid Fong: Dawn Ravioli...first Mafia Princess
Charles Throat: I've been back and forth to the hospital a lot the last couple of months, the old shows make great listening on the trips
Dexteroid Fong: You go with her, you don't wanna be kissed, man
cease: my don capone riff on neal amid is from phil proctor playing benny on Tile it Like it Is, an old magic mushroom play
cease: i imagine they would, chuck
Dexteroid Fong: Charles: Hope things are on the upswing
Charles Throat: Any existing copies of Twenty Years Behind the Whale?
cease: harry shearer wanted the part, but he also wanted to be paid
cease: ive got one
Charles Throat: always dex thanks
cease: i recorded Last Exit to Fresno off the air but lost it 35 years ago in a blizzard in regina
Charles Throat: Harry Shearer is guest-blogging at talkingpointsmemo.com today
cease: have never heard the play about lbj killing rfk. would love to have a copy of that
    TOR     : A blizzard in Regina, peahy.
cease: indeed, chuck
    TOR     : peachy
cease: chuck you should listen, or auto-tape a show at midnight on tues (or is itr wed) in santa cruz. he plays those old mushroom plays, and much else from that era
cease: unfortunaely most of the stuff circulating the past decade or 2 has been from my collection. am i the only person who taped firesign off the air int the 60s? bummer
Dave: I didn't
cease: i think a lot of new fans could be made from that stuff
Dexteroid Fong: I forgot to set my tape recorder
cease: you werent alive in the 60s, dave. lucky you
    TOR     : Yeah, like any reel to reels are around.
cease: better round than square, tor
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dave: I wouldn't have survived, barely did then
    TOR     : Really?
Dexteroid Fong: I got a RtR tricked it out with spinning hubcaps
cease: my hour hours are still on the reels i taped them on
Charles Throat: I have a Tascam 3340 S w/ the DBX modulews
    TOR     : I would've survived barly
Dexteroid Fong: Corn, John Barly
Charles Throat: Cease got anything that isn't on Earl's CD's?
Dave: that's great record
    TOR     : Yep, Dex.
Charles Throat: I'm a completist when it comes to the radio shows
    TOR     : Ain't been well since.
Dexteroid Fong: CT: Me too =\
    TOR     : Well, well
cease: i traded 6 monthes of english lessons for a state of the art akai pro deck from a guy who owned a department store in the northern japanese city i was living in
Charles Throat: my, my
cease: earl has stuff that i dont, i know that
    TOR     : here here
Charles Throat: Great story Cease
cease: it was a great time. chuck.
    TOR     : Yes, cool to barter in Nipon.
Dave: yeah Cat, that is a good story
Dexteroid Fong: Like little IPOs my terrific tenderings blossom in market
cease: the previous year, a friend sent me bozos- the album- which somehow made it thru the post to the souther japanese city i was living.
    TOR     : or Nippon for that matter
Dave: wait didn't you tape FST in LA though?
cease: i taped it on my bosses' cassette deck and we listened to it in an abandoned baseball stadium with a bunch of wild monkeys running around. this was early october, 1971\
Charles Throat: My ex and I once realized we had both firt heard Firesign tripping on New Year's - same album, Bozos
Merlyn: I'm gonna cut out, have to get up early tomorrow
cease: ok merl, keep em lying
Dexteroid Fong: Night Merl, thanks for the hosting
Charles Throat: bye Merlyn
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 11:44 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Bubba's Brain: Nite Brian
Dave: were you high Cat? cause that sounds surreal
    TOR     : SoLong Merl
cease: no drugs in japan, dave. just lots of booze
Dave: ah
Dexteroid Fong: and monkeys...don't forget about the monkeys
    TOR     : Don't lock-up Sir Paul, Shogun, pass him over the sea
cease: there was a zoo next to the stadium and they closed it in the fall and let the monkeys out
cease: t was very werid
    TOR     : Are you sure you weren't on Capital Hill, Cease?
Dave: that's weird
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: Did they like, return in the spring like swallows to Capistrano?
cease: the world series was on. pittsburgh against baltimore, if i recall
Dave: not the African swallows
cease: i guess so, dex
Bubba's Brain: I'm afraid I'm gonna take off too. See Ya;==
Charles Throat: They all swallow, don't let them fool ya
Dexteroid Fong: Dave: Definitely not the African Swallows
cease: off you bubble
    TOR     : I didn't follow the Bucks then.
Dexteroid Fong: Night Bubba
Charles Throat: bye brain
    TOR     : SoLong Bubba
||||||||| Bubba's Brain departs at 11:47 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dexteroid Fong: Cat: Listened to "Anythinge" to day...I'm finding it better that I previously thought
Charles Throat: Well I'll be back to the shadows meself, faith an' begorrah...
Dave: I need to really listen to the stuff you gave me Cat, I still have the sticky notes on the cases
cease: that's always a good thing, dex
cease: yes you do, dave
Dexteroid Fong: Very dense, no pauses between jokes/gags/puns/ etc....the hits just keep coming
Charles Throat: Anythynge is brilliant! Give it time - I like every single incarnation
    TOR     : TOR go too, TOR a gonna make a quiz for Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia web site, but, TOR to tired, ttfn.
||||||||| Around 11:49 PM, Charles Throat walks off into the sunset...
cease: the mushroom plays are where it all comes from, in firesign land. i think they['ve forgotten much of it, but not i
Dave: yeah it's great, lots to take in
Dexteroid Fong: Ta TOR
cease: tor
Dexteroid Fong de-greets TOR and CT leaves
Dave: you gave me some, but I'm not sure which ones they are to be honest, haven't labeled them in braille yet
Dexteroid Fong: Think I'll go all in here and get out....night Fire Friends
Dave: yeah I'll pack it in too I guess since it's late there
Dave: byebye all
||||||||| Dave departs at 11:53 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
cease: of we go
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Dexteroid Fong - dead from jaundice
|||||||||     TOR     - dead from the yaws
||||||||| 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:
Bubba's Brain
Charles Throat
Dexteroid Fong
John Q. Bystander
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