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 August 11, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| http://austin.weblogger.com bounds in at 9:00 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
http://austin.weblogger.com: How about that blog of The Unknown..?
||||||||| At 9:00 AM, http://austin.weblogger.com vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Outside, the 6:12 PM uptown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving TX Tweeny (hex) coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
TX Tweeny (hex): 0H, how can you be, in thoo places at once, when you're not even were atoll...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 7 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 7:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TX Tweeny (hex) - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| ah,clem steals in around 8:55 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FiresignTheatre" at 9 eastern time'
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Broderick the Armadillo sneaks in around 9:08 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Broderick the Armadillo: Evenin' Clem...
ah,clem: good eve'inning
Broderick the Armadillo: And welcome to the Alfred Hitchcock hour...
||||||||| "9:19 PM? 9:19 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dr. Headphones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dr. Headphones enters and sits on the divan.
Dr. Headphones: hello, dear friends (and animals too?)
Broderick the Armadillo: Dr. H...
Dr. Headphones: i like armadillos, ate some in a stew once. quite good, but a little greasy
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'llanwydd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:21 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
Broderick the Armadillo: There's a dead armadillo in the middle of the road, and he's stinkin' to high heaven.
Dr. Headphones: this one smelled good :)
Dr. Headphones: hi llany
Broderick the Armadillo: Yo, LL...
llanwydd: looks like the chat room's open. It must be Thursday.
Broderick the Armadillo: It's Tursday, Mr. Piccard, and the rent's due.
llanwydd: what would you like rent?
llanwydd: I'll rend anything on Thursday
Dr. Headphones: speaking of food, i've been summoned to kitchen to hel p with dinner, BBL
Broderick the Armadillo: Tear it, wrent it, whatever you will...
llanwydd: parlez vous Antarctic?
Broderick the Armadillo: Lord Kitchner will be back.
Broderick the Armadillo: Je parle un petit peu suelment.
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:26 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Dr. Headphones: false alarm, chicken not done yet.
Dr. Headphones: hey cat
Broderick the Armadillo: Stop this madness!
cease: how's the non-trucking business doing?
llanwydd: hi cat
cease: bet you're glad you dont have to fill your truck tank with gas
Dr. Headphones: llan: since antarctica is international, do they speak esperanto there?
Dr. Headphones: cat: boring as hell most of the time
cease: llan, ah, broderick? sounds like a python character
Dr. Headphones: well, i never did fill with gas, only diesel :) but i knew what you meant there
llanwydd: I think they speak Penguin
Broderick the Armadillo: Just the fax, mamn...
Dr. Headphones: no fax here, but i can send/receive jpg and gif files easily
cease: i thought penguin was the local language there
llanwydd: speaking of gas, cat, I saw a headline at MSN that said "gas prices set to jump"
Dr. Headphones: oh joy, doesn't that sound like fun.....
Broderick the Armadillo: Christine McVie waddles across the stage.
Dr. Headphones: the important question is: does she dress like a nun?
Broderick the Armadillo: Tusk!
llanwydd: nun other
cease: gas just went Down to 105 a litre this afternoon. we're gonna go gas up
Dr. Headphones: how did we get on the subject of elephants? :)
cease: it's been 109 all week, and some suburbs of vancouber up to 122
cease: getting to be like euro or japanese prices
llanwydd: I guess you canadians are lucky
Dr. Headphones: damn, cat, we need to convert litres to gallons AND convert canadian to u.s. to know what you're talking about there
||||||||| 9:31 PM: Bambi jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
cease: lucky? 105 a litre is 420 a gallon. what to you pay?
Bambi: howdy!
llanwydd: hi bambi
Dr. Headphones: yesterday it was 235 here
Dr. Headphones: hi bambi
Bambi: hi llanwydd
Bambi: Hi Ken
Broderick the Armadillo: Antlers on the wall...
llanwydd: I should think 420 would be right up your alley
cease: its the la bambi chelter
Bambi: finally got my caps working lol
Bambi: hi Kat
Dr. Headphones: ha, llan!
Bambi: Cat even
llanwydd: I forgot about the exchange rate
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and klokwkdog-haze disembarks at 9:32 PM.
Bambi: get the caps working and they switch the C and K on me lol
Dr. Headphones: mr. klok, 'allo
||||||||| At 9:33 PM, Broderick the Armadillo rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| "9:33 PM? 9:33 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Broderick the Armadillo should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Broderick the Armadillo enters and sits on the divan.
Bambi: hey Klok
klokwkdog-haze: hello Ken, others
cease: klok
klokwkdog-haze: it is sooooo humid here...
Bambi: hi Broderick
llanwydd: hi klok
Broderick the Armadillo: Kicked out like an Armadillo's hind leg.
Dr. Headphones: bambi: first time i tried installing linux, accidentally got quebec/french keyboard. keys in different spots, never could reenter my password to get back in, ended up wiping it clean
Bambi: lol
klokwkdog-haze: dang cheese-eating surrender monkeys
Bambi: wow, Ken ... couldn't get back in...good thing you didn't get too far then if you had to reinstall huh?
cease: sounds like my problem with my mac laptop
Dr. Headphones: i have nothing against the french except i dont' like their dressing. now the kissing (et al!) is good stuff
klokwkdog-haze: well, what do you expect them to sell a canadian, Cat?
Bambi: lol
klokwkdog-haze: dang cheese-eating surrender monkeys
Bambi: we've been really busy here ... been working on a new design for website today
Dr. Headphones: cheese eating is not a sin. i had some on tortilla chips today, was pretty good snack
Broderick the Armadillo: I couldn't do anything without Mr. Bien Way...
klokwkdog-haze barely has the energy to type
Dr. Headphones: red bull the answer, klok? i've never tried the stuff myself, so don't know.
llanwydd: I put the works on tortilla chips. not just cheese
klokwkdog-haze believes air conditioning is the answer...
klokwkdog-haze: can't get good works here in the summer; it spoils too fast
cease: thankfully we rarely need it in vancouver
Dr. Headphones: llan: well, didn't have any burger thawed, out of black olives, refried beans, etc. so it was minimalist nachos
Broderick the Armadillo: We owe money to the Saudis. They teach people to hate us. We owe money to the Chinses Communists. How f'in funny is this?
llanwydd: I don't go for those "energy drinks". I just drink strong coffee
cease: i only drink things that have alcohol in them, or near them
klokwkdog-haze: i thought vancouver consumed lots of cheese
klokwkdog-haze: i guess they just inhale and live on that...
Dr. Headphones: klok: speaking of haze, i hear malaysia is getting it bad from indonesia. damned winds blows it across the straits
cease: i just had a bit of my fave commercial cheese, black diamond extra old cheddar. mmmmmmm
klokwkdog-haze: maybe they'll start a war, Ken
Broderick the Armadillo: I like Chinese, they only come up to your knees...
Dr. Headphones: i really like sharp cheddar
cease: are they still burning down borneo? i would have thought it was all burned down by now.
llanwydd: cant beat cheddar
cease: when i was running the orangutan foundation, that was our main talking point
Broderick the Armadillo: If it were only funny, cease...
klokwkdog-haze: actually, the Chinese are eating lots of cheese and are getting significantly taller
Dr. Headphones: yeah, just what indonesia needs is another war. they have their hands full now and have for years in aceh, not to mention e. timor
cease: no cheese in china, i dont think. lactose intolerant
Broderick the Armadillo: Do you have any Longhorn?
cease: is that a cheese? sounds good
Broderick the Armadillo: Not to-day, sir...
Dr. Headphones: cheese if aged has no lactose, little microbes digest it all
cease: the firesign once had a rif confusing "cheese" with "chinese"
llanwydd: is that a joke, klok. I've never known the chinese to eat either dairy products or bread
cease: i was one of the few people in japan buying cheese when i lived there. the locals thought it a strange, unedible substance. just like i think of their raw fish
Broderick the Armadillo: Chris Farley on SNL. Japanese Game Show.
Dr. Headphones: cat: mostly eat tofu instead?
llanwydd: I've gotten to like raw fish. If it's fresh and mild
llanwydd: especially red salmon
Broderick the Armadillo: If you can get past the parasites.
klokwkdog-haze: weir getting dropouts in Giant Rat
Dr. Headphones: halibut is great, very mild. tuna good. and i've grown to like the eel and octopus also
cease: i love tofu.
Bambi: no dropouts here Klok
llanwydd: tofu tastes like a mouthful of nothing
cease: it takes on and subtly improves the flavour of certain dishes, soups, stews
Dr. Headphones: i tried cooking tofu once, very unsuccessful attempt. never tried again
Broderick the Armadillo: Halibut, isn't that in Nova Scotia?
Dr. Headphones: brod: only if you forgot to lox the door
klokwkdog-haze: we lost a bit just before "lights went out" section between Frank going to the loo and the Electrician fading up
llanwydd: you're thinking of Haliburton
klokwkdog-haze: lost another bit earlier; i forget where
Broderick the Armadillo: I only think good thoughts about the Tea Pot Dome scandal, LL.
Dr. Headphones: actually, halifax is in n.s., i believe
klokwkdog-haze: one of them is
llanwydd: send an email or a halifax
llanwydd: that's half a fax
Broderick the Armadillo: Here's to New Scotland!
Dr. Headphones: just for the halibut, er, helluvit
Broderick the Armadillo: And Quebec not getting stupid.
klokwkdog-haze: tweeny -- check the Abramoff scandal tree. like a rolling stone, it's gradually collecting most of the administration hacks...
||||||||| professorPoop tiptoes in around 9:47 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Dr. Headphones: hi pP
professorPoop: good evening all
Dr. Headphones: klok: heard that on news today, almost cheered :)
Broderick the Armadillo: Talk about BJs in the oral orifice.
Broderick the Armadillo: Hey P...
llanwydd: speaking of canada, I'm very disheartened about the Mark Emery affair
professorPoop: how is everybody? ahhh abramoff, he is waiting in the lobby
llanwydd: what do you suppose will happen to him?
cease: you heard about that, llan?
Bambi: hi pP
Broderick the Armadillo: Someone in Canada has had an affair? What will the Queen think?
klokwkdog-haze: I'm waiting for Abramoff to be connected to Duke Cunningham somehow
llanwydd: it will probably be much bigger news before long
Dr. Headphones: she will send charles to investigate?
cease: i just watched his cri de coeur on pot tv last night. i think he's preparing to go to jail in the states, if he doenst get the death penalty
professorPoop: hi bambi :D how are you, and root cat, and the other guy? what's his name? ahhh, clem
cease: the dea thinks if they can get rid of him, maybe marijuana will simply dissappear. boy are they deluded
llanwydd: why does canada stand for that kind of abuse from the U.S.?
klokwkdog-haze: they just find us amusing?
Broderick the Armadillo: Silly business, making pot illegal. It should be regulated so you know what you're buying. Me, not since 80. Close to the Edge sounds pretty good though ;)
cease: inded, llan. many canadians are asking ourselves that right now
professorPoop: should I google for mark emery? or wait?
Dr. Headphones: llan: don't give georgie any ideas, he will want to invade (again--shades of 1812 overture)
klokwkdog-haze: ah, I get it; we're missing a channel
cease: it will be a Big trial here, the media is already frothing, and in this case For Emery and against the dea.
professorPoop: get in line, france first
Dr. Headphones: chanel #5, i thought i recognized that perfume. nope, it was patchouli
Broderick the Armadillo: The Canadians are coming! Hide your women and children!
klokwkdog-haze: I couldn't hear him wiggle the locked bathroom door handle; there was just silence. I guess there's no cutouts, just one channel gone
professorPoop: at your cervix
Dr. Headphones: i don't have a cervix
cease: get one from your server
professorPoop: everybody has a cervix, I think
Broderick the Armadillo: Rocky the flying moose.
Dr. Headphones: only one per customer, i hear
professorPoop: the lap bones
cease: dudley doright is coming
cease: finally, deputy dan as a friend
llanwydd: if moose could fly
Broderick the Armadillo: And a Rin Tin Tin as well to you, mate...
llanwydd: Cat, the Mark Emery case was on National Public Radio
Broderick the Armadillo: If Messe could fly.
cease: today? i'd like to hear that. i'll check their archvies
Broderick the Armadillo: That's an AG, Meese.
llanwydd: what's Messe? the plural of moose?
cease: he said he was gonna be interviewed by the ny times this week. maybe he has already
professorPoop: ahhh I googled, this will be big news
Broderick the Armadillo: I tear messes to phessesss.
Broderick the Armadillo: What's up, .doc?
professorPoop: mighty mouse was canadian?
Broderick the Armadillo: A new Vista for US all!
cease: current govt is minority govt and their partner has endorsed emery. election later this year or early next. this will be an issue
Dr. Headphones: .doc? someone's been into the microsoft office again......
cease: here i come to save the dei
professorPoop: ellsburg?
llanwydd: It really has me upset. What is the DEA doing in Canada anyway
Broderick the Armadillo: Might moose is on his wei...
professorPoop: they can go anywhere, remember the president of panama?
llanwydd: I didn't like what was done in panama either. or iraq
Dr. Headphones: "pineapple face" noreiga
professorPoop: ahhh you have scuples, get rid of those and be a good american
Dr. Headphones: now doing 10-30 in u.s. prison, as i recall
professorPoop: I think so, not much in the news
llanwydd: noriega ought to be sprung. he was only working for the CIA anyway
klokwkdog-haze: one US puppet after another gone off the rails- Diem, Marcos, Shah, Noriega, Saddam...
Dr. Headphones: hey, let's do a president trade. we'll send noreiga and an ex-president to be named later for saddam
Broderick the Armadillo: American is 50 states. Similar rules, hardly the same.
professorPoop: scuples, similar to scruples do not confuse with the soda, snooples?
cease: my play Neal Amid, was about, among other things, the founding of the Seagrams empire in my home town.
Broderick the Armadillo: Similar lunch counters ;) Not much else.
cease: they made billions selling whiskey to capone and everyone else in the states in the 20s.
professorPoop: the voice of ah, clem
Dr. Headphones: and don't confuse with scrapple, some sort of pennsylvania breakfast dish
klokwkdog-haze: we set these guys up pretty and pretty soon they forget and bite the hand that feeds them money and string-free weapons to control the populace
cease: us never tried to extradite the bronfmans during prohibition
Dr. Headphones: cat: because we were more civilized then
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: did neal cassady really work for bronfman?
cease: under coolidge?
klokwkdog-haze: ken ... or because they paid off everyone in the US gov't...
cease: not that i know of, llan
professorPoop: my brother likes scrapple, it is like low-grade sausage, which is saying something
||||||||| 10:01 PM: Bunnyboy jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Broderick the Armadillo: hate to disallusion anybody in the WH, but they're shooting bazookas and using machine guns just across from the border of TX. The National Guard is guarding Iraqi oil reserves.
professorPoop: hi bunnyboy
llanwydd: did bronfman really have a Yiddish accent?
Dr. Headphones: pP: one of those things where you don't ask what's in it, from what i hear
Dr. Headphones: hi Bb
cease: he just loved to drive cars, so i took him back in time to do what a drivaholic like him would be ddoing in yorkton in the 20s
Bunnyboy: Rebendable short stop tonite.
Broderick the Armadillo: Hey, Bunny...
llanwydd: hi bunnyboy
cease: hi bun
professorPoop: bend over
cease: is this dear friends?
Dr. Headphones: ok, i think chicken done now, retiring to the dining room for a few, will return in a while
klokwkdog-haze: tweeny -- that's just drug gangs in Laredo N. Not terrorists
professorPoop: and roll up your arm, do you want regular or premium?
Broderick the Armadillo: A properly religious opening LOL!!!
cease: no this is the npr show. i just gave to this to merl, or somebody
professorPoop: bon ap Dr. H
klokwkdog-haze: -- they get those bazookas (? who uses bazookas anymore? Somebody got taken bad) from the US.
Broderick the Armadillo: Uh, huh, Klok. Whatever you say...
cease: maybe it was schoolboy
klokwkdog-haze: major problem in US is drugs imported from Mexico
cease: or is this jsut folks?
klokwkdog-haze: major problem in Mexico is weapons imported from the US...
cease: canada has that problem too, klok
Bunnyboy: Just Folks
Broderick the Armadillo: That's right! We should be making the drugs right here in the good old USA!
cease: good idea, brod. we'll compete
klokwkdog-haze: we already are; we already are...just not enough, tweeny
Bunnyboy: Hello?
Broderick the Armadillo: The major problem in Mexico in endemic poverty.
Bunnyboy: Echo...echo...echo...
professorPoop: weapons is good business, it makes for prisons and military and police forces, hospital costs, lots of stuff
Bunnyboy: brb
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 10:05 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Bunnyboy', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:05 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Broderick the Armadillo: Hippity...
professorPoop: hello bunny
professorPoop: can you hear me?
Bunnyboy: I wasn't getting refreshment
klokwkdog-haze: poop -- it's certainly good money for US companies, 4 sure
Bunnyboy: That's better
llanwydd: I'll visit the aztec pyramids someday
Broderick the Armadillo: The largest population in TX in now officially Hispanic. Like Southern Cal.
Bunnyboy: Jimmy AKA Carter
Bunnyboy: Charles Garage
professorPoop: are they in las vegas now?
klokwkdog-haze: either they sell them to other countries or our government gives them to paramilitary "freedom fighters" to kill "terrorists" like union leaders
cease: what are all these mexicans doing here?
Bunnyboy: Fun production music in the news sections of this album.
Broderick the Armadillo: Carter made a bad president. He was a humanitarian.
llanwydd: I wonder why there were pyramids all over the world in ancient times. must have been a fad
cease: did anyone read my rif on that line in my blog?
cease: they were all trying to peer amid the cosmos
Bunnyboy: This is the album that has the cover painting that's on the chat log.
professorPoop: peer amid the cosmos? on radio?
llanwydd: actually carter was the only president I liked in my lifetime
Broderick the Armadillo: I was born a poor white child in DeLand, FL. Nobody asked be about my color.
Bunnyboy: Butterfly Records. Any other albums on that label?
cease: thats the one, bun
cease: i think that was a money laundering operation
Broderick the Armadillo: But then, I'z white...
Bunnyboy: llan: No love for Bubba?
cease: somone who should know told me that
Broderick the Armadillo: Billions and billions of billions...
llanwydd: In retrospect, that is. I voted for reagan in 1980. If I had known what he would do in Lybyia years later I would not have
llanwydd: I have come to my senses since then
Broderick the Armadillo: LL's confessed. He should be hung by the tongue until tied.
Bunnyboy: cease: Well, it probably washed away some of the FST's funds. They waited another couple of years to release their first Rhino album.
llanwydd: I was only 18.
professorPoop: imagine the world if mcgovern beat nixon
Broderick the Armadillo: Twisted and sent on a shuttle.
llanwydd: I swear I voted for Kerry in the last election
Bunnyboy: "Don't make me laugh..."
cease: as i recall there's a discussion of it in firezine or freditor's book of interviews of the lads
professorPoop: I will have the swiftboat folks verify that
Broderick the Armadillo: Imagine if the beat generation had elected Keroac?
professorPoop: before my time
cease: to be dogcatcher?
klokwkdog-haze: I'm still hoping for another president at least as good as Carter before ranking him as the best in my epoch
Bunnyboy: Hey, wonder if this is the same label...
professorPoop: he's a cinch, no irishman can beat him
Bunnyboy: www.butterflyrecords.com
Broderick the Armadillo: WE beat him to the punch & judy.
professorPoop: did they release ina-godda-de-vida?
Bunnyboy: The artist on Butterfly Records main site, Jack Sheldon, was the voice of Bill on AMERICA ROCK.
llanwydd: I remember I was in 6th grade when McGovern ran against Nixon. A rumour spread through my class that McGovern was going to make us all go to school on Saturdays if he was elected and everybody believed it. We were all for Nixon.
Broderick the Armadillo: Long organ solo.
professorPoop: george wallace won in my elementary school. that scares me now
Bunnyboy: Whoops. Never mind. This label started in 1993, and is Jack Sheldon's exclusive label.
Broderick the Armadillo: Penthouse is thinking of picking him up as an extra.
Bunnyboy: But Jack Sheldon rocks.
llanwydd: where was your school PP? Alabama?
professorPoop: I voted for snoopy, 5th grade I think
Broderick the Armadillo: The Japanese train their kids, LL. They have robots that can walk.
professorPoop: alexandria virginia, 4 minutes from washington dc
Broderick the Armadillo: Make Saturday fun.
llanwydd: Nixon wasn't one of the worst but he had the potential
Broderick the Armadillo: They burned the library at Alexandria. The Catholics burned the books in the Mayan cities. Go figure. Ignorance ain't bliss.
professorPoop: ahh he was the worst
Bunnyboy: Oh, here's a classic Butterfly Records discography, including JUST FOLKS:
Bunnyboy: http://www.discomusic.com/labels-more/59_0_9_0_C/
professorPoop: give this bush time, he could blow it
llanwydd: Kennedy almost started world war three. a lot of people forget that
Broderick the Armadillo: The Vulcans have a saying, "Only Nixon could go to China".
Bunnyboy: And, as the URL hints, it looks like this label was primarily a disco operation.
klokwkdog-haze: Linux Link Tech Show last night played "Death Metal" band that sings in Klingon. Storachor or something
llanwydd: even president not get in there
klokwkdog-haze: John Adams has an opera, "Nixon in China"
cease: the alabama vulcans?
Bunnyboy: Say, I'll give you all a CD recommendation, with a BIG caveat.
professorPoop: that was because of kissinger
Broderick the Armadillo: Ah, the secret house of the emporium?
klokwkdog-haze: Bush is doing his darndest to start WWIII even though no one is much interested
professorPoop: he could not go back to russia after debating with kruzchev with the laundry machines
cease: i dont think carter was a good enough target for the fireguys
Broderick the Armadillo: Alabama has a NASA space center, cat.
klokwkdog-haze: he's singlehandedly trying to start the Battle of Armageddon
cease: they really cooked against nixon and lbj, and even reagan to a lesser extent
professorPoop: frome shot Ford
Broderick the Armadillo: Or at least the Battle of Evermore... ;)
cease: i was thiking of the vulcan (steel?) company in condi's alabama town that gave rise to the phrase
llanwydd: the gun didnt go off PP
professorPoop: shhhhh
klokwkdog-haze: Cat -- they didn't take any good shots at him. I think they were beyond their political phase. If you think about the times, it wouldn't sell. They have been nothing if aware of the sales climate at any time.
professorPoop: the story is better my way
cease: klok, having a regular radio or stage show kept them in touch
Broderick the Armadillo: My way or the hi way! - Cho
klokwkdog-haze: Poop -- it was Ford. How would we know he was shot or not?
professorPoop: no more hi ways, ask the dea
Bunnyboy: Columbia BMG just released a swell, first-time-ever BEST OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN disc, including his kiddie work, adult stuff, country twangs, and 6 to 8 songs performed by other artists, i.e. Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare, Dr. Hook, Kris Kristofersson, et. al.
cease: but no, this is several years before Fighitng Clowns which was perhaps their most political, and that was against reagan. not very good, but heartfulet
llanwydd: ford must have had some karma to get two women to try to kill him in one month. that could only be bad karma
Bunnyboy: That said, I must invoke this *WARNING*!!!
cease: 2 door 4 door Mordor promise
professorPoop: he was on the warren commission, it is all a conspiracy
Broderick the Armadillo: She shot Edsel! The Edsel's been shot!
cease: i dont recall any other firesign album references to tolkein
llanwydd: in a former life he must have been samson
cease: unless you count nancys Ring
cease: no brod, it shot itself
Broderick the Armadillo: BTW, have you guys found the podcast collection at iTunes? It's free.
Broderick the Armadillo: BTW, have you guys found the podcast collection at iTunes? It's free.
klokwkdog-haze: Poop -- he occupied a chair at the Warren commission; I find it hard to believe he had the ability to engage in conspiracy
Bunnyboy: If you buy this CD (and I encourage all to do so), do NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, put said disc anywhere IN, AROUND, or NEAR YOUR COMPUTER.
professorPoop: no ipod, I don't like tomatoes
Broderick the Armadillo: See the Gary Hart break?
Bunnyboy: Sorry to shout, but rilly.
cease: i have a wonderful vid of ossman doing this riff in wyoming
klokwkdog-haze: copy protection?
Broderick the Armadillo: Why Oming, Ossman?
cease: combinaiont of great writing and great acting together.
cease: yes it was a tv show michael packer made for wyoming npr station, i think. he was selling it thru his site at one time
llanwydd: I can shout, don't hear you
cease: its called A bozographical Evening
Broderick the Armadillo: La Zona Rose Garteen.
cease: not npr, pbs
Bunnyboy: The disc is a Content Protected Disc, and features a seemingly harmless little proggy that works, in conjuction with Windows Media Player and others, to enable you to play the disc on your PC, and even burn protected WMA files to same.
cease: this is really funny
Broderick the Armadillo: There's a dog on my dashboard.
cease: have any of you seen Little Brittain?
Bunnyboy: The operative word is SEEMINGLY harmless.
professorPoop: walla-walla
Broderick the Armadillo: No, but I'm pretty certain you'll get some bucks shot if you try to take a picture.
professorPoop: hold it right there, now hold it over here
llanwydd: the name walla walla seems redundant
Broderick the Armadillo: Can we call you Bill? It's less confusing.
professorPoop: bill or bob?
cease: apparently the words "gray hound" is redundant in danish
Bunnyboy: This bastardly little app disabled by DVD-ROM drive, and I still haven't been able to get it working on all cylinders, even after removing the app from my registry, and deleting the WMA files.
Dr. Headphones: ok, chicken, mashed potatoes, chocolate cake done
professorPoop: du snakker dansk?
Dr. Headphones: husker du
Broderick the Armadillo: Never been to Billy Bob's. Travelling to Ft. Worth anytime soon?
Dr. Headphones: uh oh, Bb, you trying the protected disks again? bad mojo from billy boy gates.....
professorPoop: nej, jeg ikke forstaar hvad du siger
Broderick the Armadillo: Ya, GŒarn Harfarfen.
cease: follow in your book and repeat aftre me as we learn our next 3 words in danish
professorPoop: you need to reboot while that disk in the boot drive, that will solve all your problems
Dr. Headphones: farfegnugen
cease: apple, cherry, border
Broderick the Armadillo: We make harfarffens the same way as everyone else. We Earn them...
Dr. Headphones: "hamlet and cheese" are two of them
llanwydd: may i see your passport please
Bunnyboy: The problems seems to be a perenially corrupted setup in my secondary IDE channel...and I know of no way to straighten that $sys$cor.sys out, even after uninstalling, reinstalling, rolling back, updating or otherwise massaging the IDE drivers.
cease: ham? let me....
Broderick the Armadillo: No Lo Hable Espanhole
Dr. Headphones: to bee or not to bee, that is the question, honey
Broderick the Armadillo: Bzzzz. A new Vista for US all...
professorPoop: IDE ahh that is part of DEA and CIA with the ACA left over
Broderick the Armadillo: My Passport plays at the Elephant Room
Dr. Headphones: i belonged to the american bar association until i joined a.a.
Bunnyboy: PP: What disc would you be mentioning?
klokwkdog-haze: Bunnyboy -- try Knoppix or other Live CD in your system and prove out the DVD drive with that. If still broke, CD may have triggered its 3-time country code protection or something else weird.
Broderick the Armadillo: I've met some folks. Nothing to make fun. It's your choice.
llanwydd: I wonder how disorderly the bar association is
professorPoop: never let a disk be in the drive while rebooting, that is a pure injection
Broderick the Armadillo: Hey, now that you're really vulnerable, boy do we have a job for you...
cease: speaking of elephants, the only think i found amusing in little brittain was a scene where a teacher made his students read dickens in the voice of the elephant man
Bunnyboy: klok: Thanks for the tip, but DVD region still set at Region 1. The DVD-ROM drive actually has no corrupted sys files that I can see. The culprit seems to be in the Secondary IDE channel driver.
Broderick the Armadillo: Alan's smog permeates the London skyline.
llanwydd: that would seem irrelephant
professorPoop: the royal family caused chuckles, it is not on anymore here
Bunnyboy: klok: Vas ist Knoppix and Live CD?
Broderick the Armadillo: Oh, my knows...
Dr. Headphones: Bb: trying bootable linux would tell you if it's hardware/firmware/software problem
klokwkdog-haze: BB -- if it's Windows, can you revert?
professorPoop: if you have another drive, switch channels and see if you need a new pc or not
klokwkdog-haze: BB -- you can d/l a 650-700 MB .iso, burn it to CD, complete Linux system that boots in the drive.
klokwkdog-haze: if it works, you can prove out hardware and isolate things that are munged hardware and things that are Windows (all of which is munged, as we know ;-)
Dr. Headphones: klok: only problem is that if software/firmware bad now, it might not burn
Broderick the Armadillo: Me Jobs. Me OS X. UNIX Good.
llanwydd: I'm eating another fiery vindaloo
klokwkdog-haze: Ken - he just burns it on another PC
Dr. Headphones: i went to school with vinda loo
professorPoop: the vindaloos again
Bunnyboy: klok: Yup. I got XP, I ran System Restore. Managed to run it back as far as the day that I installed the crappy software. All earlier dates report as no-go. I tried about 3 or 4 system restore points in July.
Broderick the Armadillo: OS 9 task under UNIX. Nice.
Dr. Headphones: ah, yes, klok, it was so obvious is eluded me
llanwydd: I like to make it that way. I eat it hotter than the Indians probably would
Dr. Headphones: it, not is. can't type
klokwkdog-haze: BB -- AFAIC, I'll never touch that CD ever in my life now. Thanks for the warning.
professorPoop: register all your mp3s and files with microsoft and pay the fees and fines and you will get an update that fixes it
Broderick the Armadillo: And the Black people ran 500 miles.
Dr. Headphones: with the white people chasing them every inch of the way?
klokwkdog-haze: Poop - you're right about all of that except the part, "...you will get an update that fixes it."
Broderick the Armadillo: And blamed it on a long knife with red hair.
llanwydd: Black marathon, brod? What were the details?
professorPoop: it might not be evil, just an old PC program, 8-bit maybe or 16 and you have 32
llanwydd: that's quite a marathon
Bunnyboy: klok: Oh, touch it! Buy it! Put it in any "regular" CD player. The content selection is first-rate.
professorPoop: how old is the cd?
Broderick the Armadillo: I hear the ethyl version has purple coding.
klokwkdog-haze: doesn't matter -- the publisher is evil
professorPoop: toad away already?
professorPoop: where do you go when you're toad away?
Broderick the Armadillo: Like a frog, dear friends...
llanwydd: did you know cd spells cud. That's a nonseqwater. sory
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Elayne into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:43 PM, then departs.
klokwkdog-haze: I have a friend whose sister in Oz sent him a DVD. He got this dialog every time he played it, did he want to change the country code?
Elayne: Hi all, can't stay, just wanted to say I'm all right.
Dr. Headphones: speaking of toad away, anyone hear from dex? wasn't he going to italy this week?
Elayne: Bye!
Dr. Headphones: hi el
klokwkdog-haze: After a few plays, his DVD drive locked and hasn't worked since.
Broderick the Armadillo: Hey E...
professorPoop: Hi E
llanwydd: hi elayne
||||||||| 10:43 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Bunnyboy: PP: Brand new. I did some research on Columbia BMG's Content Protection format. They've been using it on pre-release CD pressings since 2003. Now the rest of us get to suffer.
cease: el!
professorPoop: that happens klok, he must download a hack, for his drive, if there is one
Broderick the Armadillo: El's cloaked.
cease: i think so, kend
professorPoop: they do not want interchangeability between europe and america
klokwkdog-haze: from what I've read, Poop, it can't be done by software. drive has to go back to mfr. to be reset
cease: oh, is the show over?
Bunnyboy: What's wrong with Elayne?
Bunnyboy: Short Attention Span? ; )
Broderick the Armadillo: The Euro States? Might be a larger market than the US.
professorPoop: super bunny, that makes my day
cease: i thnk she didnt show up last week
professorPoop: no, some of the drives can be reset with software
cease: this i do not need
llanwydd: she just dropped in to say hello. In the manner of Dr Tim
professorPoop: older drives probably
klokwkdog-haze: good show, Clem!
professorPoop: elvis sings the beatles
cease: come back, dr. tim
professorPoop: or miss vicky
llanwydd: elvis resented the beatles
Bunnyboy: I don't think I've shown up for the last 2 weeks or so. Philosophically, I'm like the ocean. You don't have to see me to believe I'm still here.
klokwkdog-haze: at least get Dread Zeppelin cover of it...
Bunnyboy: (sings) I'm still here!
cease: thats good to know, bun
professorPoop: what is her name?
klokwkdog-haze: wee feel your presence, nonetheless, Poop!
klokwkdog-haze: er, Bunny
klokwkdog-haze is starting to fade bad. it's this humidity
professorPoop: that sickly sweet smell of success?
Bunnyboy: They're MY presents! Stimpy...CHEATED!
klokwkdog-haze: the sicilian sweet smell of success around here is more like it
professorPoop: mmm pizza
cease: nick's swell
Bunnyboy: I have dogs calling my name. Call me "Rolf".
klokwkdog-haze: they never come up into the hills
cease: and you come from duseldorf?
Bunnyboy: In happier news, I picked up a couple of fun DVD titles.
professorPoop: GONG!
cease: just the titles?
Broderick the Armadillo: Ah, the sweet smell of a Ferrai in the morning.
llanwydd: don't be shtupid be a schmarty
Bunnyboy: KUNG FU HUSTLE. I'm about halfway through the thang, it's some fun, all right.
professorPoop: that did it for cni for me for tonight
klokwkdog-haze: gad, I'm having trouble staying awake...
Bunnyboy: And the long overdue Season 1 of THE MUPPET SHOW.
cease: firesign? they gone now
Broderick the Armadillo: I love the 30's. Please continue.
klokwkdog-haze: 2 colas and huge ice tea and it's still not enough
cease: getting sleepy, klok?
professorPoop: gone, unless you are among the very young who fart
llanwydd: hey what a great idea. FST on the muppet show!
cease: that would work, llan
Bunnyboy: Jim Henson's pitch reel for the show is a hysterical highlight. And I actually remember the included original pilot ep, when it first aired on one of the networks, in the 70's. ABC, I think.
professorPoop: I thought disney bought they muppets, just kermit?
Bunnyboy: Sam the Eagle, Harry the Bomber, and such.
Broderick the Armadillo: If someone has a puppet singing at my funeral, I'm going to get out of the coffin. - Denis Leary
Dr. Headphones: i has retoined. kitchen cleanup duties consisted of loading dishwasher, adding detergent, pushing the button :)
klokwkdog-haze: have been since start of chat, Cat. it's been extremely hot here, which I think is the culprit
llanwydd: I can see mutt and smutt as muppets
Dr. Headphones: klok: will be cooler tomorrow or next day, today was pretty nice here
cease: i can see ossman as some lion-like creature. austin i see as a head in a cave
Dr. Headphones: high was 75, mostly raining
professorPoop: sauna here today
Bunnyboy: (sings) Saying goodbye, why is it sad, makes us remember the good times we've had...
Dr. Headphones: so long, Bb
Broderick the Armadillo: I see a tour bus. No.. Two tour buses for the FST.
professorPoop: good luck BB
cease: no body, just head
cease: bb
professorPoop: the 8-bit program was wishful thinking
Bunnyboy: Y'all might think I'm bonkers, but when our first bunny bit the dust, I sang a verse of that song before we buried him.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:55 PM and Dave bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
llanwydd: bergman has a perfect muppet voice
Dr. Headphones: hey dave
Broderick the Armadillo: It's five kahrum sheep per minute.
Dave: I need help! more than usual!
klokwkdog-haze: nite BB
professorPoop: ahh dave
Bunnyboy: lo Dave.
Broderick the Armadillo: Dave...
cease: they all do
cease: hi dave
cease: you missed cni
llanwydd: hi Dave!
professorPoop: calm down and pull up your pants, what is the problem?
Bunnyboy: Oh, I wasn't saying bye-bye. Just referencing a song from THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN.
Broderick the Armadillo: What are the ingredients in a Manhattan ;)
professorPoop: so I said good bye and good luck for nothing? thanks a lot bunnyboy
Dr. Headphones: hmmm, no pants here, put on bathrobe after shower
Bunnyboy: Okay, NOW I'm leaving. Let me hear it for me!
llanwydd: smog, brod
professorPoop: more detail than I needed, wrong chatroom ken
klokwkdog-haze: active ingredients = alcohol, Bunny. All u have 2 know...
professorPoop: shove off bunnyboy
Broderick the Armadillo: Shower good. Worldwide Pants bad.
Dave: who here is good with Windows XP Professional?
professorPoop: just joking, get lost bunnyboy
Dr. Headphones: pP: yes, should have been in the "nopants" room
Bunnyboy: Manhattan recipe: Hudson river water, a Camel butt and a condom.
Dave: I is having problems with it and it's not good
llanwydd: neopants? what's that?
professorPoop: me not know xp professional
professorPoop: a new rolling stones song about bush
klokwkdog-haze: never used it Dave, it's too expensive for me for features I don't need
Dr. Headphones: neopants sounds faintly treasonous to me, i'll have no part of it
professorPoop: XP home here, I will do what I can
llanwydd: those stones are getting comical
klokwkdog-haze remembers when magical stones were sufficient...well, things change....
Bunnyboy: Dave: Nice to know someone else is have tech probs. I just shared my with the group. Check the log, or ask around for the details.
llanwydd: I have visions of them 30 years from now going around the stage in wheelchairs
professorPoop: and the runes, whatever happened to runes?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog-haze: why not now?
klokwkdog-haze: physical stichk in wheelchairs is gonna require practice
cease: firesign in 30 years will probably all be dead
Broderick the Armadillo: Why not Kinky?
klokwkdog-haze is not ready for Depends humor, though...
Dr. Headphones: same could be said for many of us, cat
Bunnyboy: (sings) Hipbreaker! (Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo) Hipbreaker (Doo-doo-WHEEEEZE-KOFF-SPut!)
cease: true enough, kend
professorPoop: not with the advances being made in cybernetics, they might live forever if they hold on for a few more years
Dr. Headphones: the real question is whether you shoud live forever.
Bunnyboy: cease: That's a positive note!
Dave: well I get to share mine then, I just upgraded to XP Pro and now I can't access certain sites, my bank's site to access my account being the main one, I just don't want it to be all webpages
cease: only the dead live forever
professorPoop: somebody who wants to live forever would not ask that question
Broderick the Armadillo: Been reading Buckminster Fuller. Let's talk General Systems.
Bunnyboy: (sings) Dead dead dead, someday you'll be dead...
llanwydd: I was refering to the rolling stones, not firesign
cease: life's a piece of shit, when you think of it
professorPoop: a new firewall is installed probably, what firewall did you use before
Broderick the Armadillo: Someday you'll bee a half-bee.
cease: firesing even older, llan. i didnt see earlier posts
professorPoop: yes cat, but compared to the alternative
llanwydd: I wouldn't put it past mick to be pushing a walker across the stage at Madison Square Garden
cease: i just rented holy grail dvd and lost in la mancha
Dr. Headphones: i really don't know what the difference between home and pro versions is other than better networking capabilities
cease: best part of la mancha was terry gillaims interview with rushdie
professorPoop: ahhh english or french sparrow?
Dave: yeah the windows firewall is installed, this happened when I upgraded my XP Home system to service pack 2, it wouldn't even let me on google that time, but how do I disable the windows one?
Dr. Headphones: there are french sparrows?
klokwkdog-haze: ken - has remote control built in, so someone in India can screw up your system for you if it goes bad
professorPoop: in the security center in the control panel
Broderick the Armadillo: The US wouldn't have happened without African "serfs". Mexicans, Chinese? Make me laugh.
Bunnyboy: cease: Rented Holy Grail? Don't you want to OWN the (license to) the missing 40 seconds?
llanwydd: old musicians never seem to retire, though
Broderick the Armadillo: And now back to our 1954 classic...
Dr. Headphones: i'm a 1952 classic :)
Bunnyboy: Running away! See y'all next week!
llanwydd: from your local Chevrolet bottler!
professorPoop: xp Professional has more network options, I am guessing the security center in the control panel
||||||||| At 11:07 PM, Bunnyboy rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
professorPoop: good luck bunnyboy
cease: i dont see much reason to own dvds, bun
klokwkdog-haze: nite Bun
klokwkdog-haze: if this one is for real
Broderick the Armadillo: Amazon Women On The Moon, Dr. H. Rosanna Arquette asks a date for a major creit card. Swipes it and gets his dating history. Very funny.
cease: how often will i wartch them? a friend gavce me The Corporation recently. well worth watching but .... too much like Adbusters
Dr. Headphones: mmm, rosanna arquette is HOT, HOT, HOT!
klokwkdog-haze: yeah, good point Cat
professorPoop: steady ken
cease: bun split?
klokwkdog-haze: was hot hot hot
Dr. Headphones: was? did she die, change, emigrate to phobos?
cease: i would like to buy a copy of Lost in Translation just so i can study the tokyo shots for my own usage there
professorPoop: wrong chatroom again ken, close your robe please
klokwkdog-haze: with that, I doubt I can handle another 3 min. to 11PM. good night all
Dr. Headphones: lo, pP
Broderick the Armadillo: Go to the Rotunda, heatman.
Dr. Headphones: lol
klokwkdog-haze: can't keep eyes open
Dr. Headphones: later, klok
professorPoop: click klok
cease: sleep well, klock, if possibel
llanwydd: must be going folks. In fact I must be going nuts. See you in aprocksamitly sevun dase
klokwkdog-haze: will do, will do Cat
Dr. Headphones: TTFN, llan
klokwkdog-haze: leaden eyes. sorry
cease: keep em dazy
professorPoop: have a super week all departees, following the yellow line to departures
cease: poop
klokwkdog-haze: oh yeah, i may not be here next week as I'm 'spozed to be offplanet. Saturday will tell.
||||||||| klokwkdog-haze departs at 11:10 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
professorPoop: what?
cease: keep her flying, klok
professorPoop: so fong is in italy? who will move the car?
cease: lol poop
Dr. Headphones: he left it at airport, perhaps? cheaper to pay for long term parking than retrieve from impound lot
professorPoop: sounds like a plan, with the security checks, you need long term parking for all visits to an airport
professorPoop: I hope dave does not get arrested changing things in his XP security center
cease: a cunning plan?
professorPoop: we need a show like with american history
professorPoop: oops like that
Broderick the Armadillo: Not the plan he expected...
cease: nothing but indians
cease: the plan in spam goes mainly on the lamb
Broderick the Armadillo: Grid did we screw up, c.
professorPoop: after the indians, they were boring, I mean one with nature? get real
Broderick the Armadillo: Been to the high desert of AZ a couple of times.
cease: wuzz real?
Dr. Headphones: we only wiped out 90% of the indians.
professorPoop: me too, castanda led me
Broderick the Armadillo: Arcosanti
cease: guns, germs and steal
professorPoop: we are good christians, we have mercy
Dr. Headphones: cat: i saw 2/3 of that series on pbs couple weeks ago, not sure why i missed one of them
cease: what's that i'm holding over your heads, lads
professorPoop: arcosanti, is that a zinc company?
cease: excellent show, although they do tend to puff up prof diamond too much
Dr. Headphones: arc o'santi is irish boat meant to save humanity
Broderick the Armadillo: Merci beacoup. C'est joyeuese. Un autre jour messuieurs et madames. So long, until last time, again...
cease: by brod
professorPoop: arc of santa claus
Dr. Headphones: adieu, armadillo man
professorPoop: ciao brod, molto bueno
professorPoop: you put me through too many changes brod
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
professorPoop: ahhh the fiddlers got llan
Dr. Headphones: diaper changes. yeah, i know, yet again the wrong chatroom ;)
professorPoop: I have the link to that one
cease: looks like the reaper's coming through
cease: off to water garden. next week, y'all
professorPoop: lots of shay people up there
Dr. Headphones: i heard "beat the reaper" on sirius comedy channel couple nights ago
||||||||| At 11:21 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, cease!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
professorPoop: have a super week
Dr. Headphones: bye, cat
professorPoop: the plot thins
Dr. Headphones: dropping like flys
professorPoop: no news here in roanoke, how about you?
Dr. Headphones: no knews is good knews
professorPoop: drying like flops
professorPoop: yes, boring is good
Dr. Headphones: or is that "no gnus is good gnus"?
professorPoop: don't become linux with me
Dr. Headphones: oh, no, there are windoze gnu programs also
Dr. Headphones: just beware the wildebeest programs
professorPoop: I don't want to do programming, but I don't want to be in a PC prison either
professorPoop: I have lost all patience for debugging
Dave: I'm still here just trying to figure out my dilemma
professorPoop: olsen wilde or gene
Dr. Headphones: i don't debug any more, use raid liberally
professorPoop: was the firewall controls there?
professorPoop: that is only thing that can block sites I think
Dr. Headphones: it sounds to me like a stored password problem, not sure firewall would do that, but then i haven't used pro version, not sure
professorPoop: here is an idea. some sites demand the 64 bit cryptography or something like that to be activated.
Dr. Headphones: so it could be browser? there is something in internet explorer about that, i think. but i never use that, so don't know where it is
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Broderick the Armadillo - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
professorPoop: not denying access to site, it can control what the site can do, for popups and java and such, active-x
Dr. Headphones: ok, dear friends, 1115 here, so think i'll call it a knight. later
professorPoop: but that is an idea, try firefox
professorPoop: good luck dr H
Dr. Headphones: g'nite
professorPoop: have fun in the next chatroom, which is already in progress
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'Dexter Fong', just granted probation at 11:34 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
professorPoop: fong?
||||||||| Dexter Fong leaves at 11:34 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
professorPoop: I thought you were in italy
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "11:34 PM and late as usual, it's Dexter Fong, just back from New York."
Dexter Fong: Hello Dear Friends and what kind of broadcast are we listening to?
professorPoop: I turned it off some time ago, no idea
professorPoop: I thought you were in italy
professorPoop: I was worried of who would move your car
Dexter Fong: With Bambi and Ah clem grayed out, we are, indeed in deep do-do
professorPoop: your old firewall should protect you dave
professorPoop: the bus just left with many folks
Dexter Fong: pP: Not off to Italy yet..leaving for Delaware tomorrow, back on tuesday, and off to Italy on Friday
professorPoop: oh ok
Dexter Fong: Seems to be a limited audience here pP
professorPoop: dave has xp professional problems, I have xp home
Dexter Fong: Also seeing as it's past 11:00 pm, prolly no more FST from clem
professorPoop: yes, I can a clear a chat, it is a talent
||||||||| Outside, the 11:39 PM crosstown bus from Bridgeport pulls away, leaving ''Pops'' Yamamoto coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
professorPoop: yes, he played toad away already
Dexter Fong: Hey Yam
''Pops'' Yamamoto: oi
professorPoop: hi pops
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Hi poops
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Dr. Headphones - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
professorPoop: let us all not talk at once, I get confused
professorPoop: what is the word? what it be?
professorPoop: will she bend over in dover you think fong?
Dexter Fong: Well, seeing as how it's so sparse tonight, guess I'll sign off till next week.
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Dunno. "Apricot"? "Rosebud"?
||||||||| Outside, the 11:41 PM uptown bus from Cherry Hill pulls away, leaving Dave coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
professorPoop: welcome back dave
Dave: oh damn
Dexter Fong: Hope to be back next thur somewwhat
professorPoop: have fun in delaware
Dexter Fong: earlier, but then leaving for Italy on Fri
''Pops'' Yamamoto: not a good chat nite apparently
Dexter Fong: Hiya Dave
professorPoop: have a super time, molto bueno, ciao in italy, lucky guy
''Pops'' Yamamoto: oi dave
Dexter Fong: thanks pP
professorPoop: still here? I have been chasing everybody out, shooo!
Dexter Fong: Bonna Notte everybody
professorPoop: I need to sweep the chat
Dave: hey all, hey Dex yam and others, brb for a second,
||||||||| "Hey Dave!" ... Dave turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:43 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
professorPoop: grazie
professorPoop: ahhhh, clem and bambi sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g
professorPoop: asking professorPoop for computer advice in the firesign chat? Are you insane Dave?
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, 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
||||||||| ''Pops'' Yamamoto - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
professorPoop: oh my goodness
professorPoop: standing on the corner, watching all the girls go by
professorPoop: seems to me I did this last week
professorPoop: ranted like a fool and then bambi said night night
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Dave in through the front door at 11:52 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dave: problem not fixed, I'm not happy
professorPoop: welcome back dave
professorPoop: not good
professorPoop: it does not find the sites, or an error message?
Bambi: howdy Dave
Bambi: back again
professorPoop: you could put your bank as a trusted site in internet explorer maybe
professorPoop: ahh sweet bambi
Dave: Bambi Help pleeeeeeeeeease
professorPoop: I don't have any other ideas.
Dave: well I can't get on to ebay now, which is Not good, and I was searching forums but the problem I'm having doesn't seem to be there..or people talk about it in terms I don't understand
Bambi: oh, ok...looks like you are working on this in the main part of the chat room
Bambi: are you using IE or Firefox?
Dave: I can put my ID and password in to my bank site, but I can't get in
Dave: IE
professorPoop: you do find the bank site, that is not a firewall problem then
Bambi: ok, can you install Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org and then try your bank site and ebay?
professorPoop: I will leave you in bambi's gentle hands, good luck and all have a super week, toodles
||||||||| "11:58 PM? I'm late!" exclaims professorPoop, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
Bambi: try the bank site and ebay with firefox
Bambi: but don't import settings from IE when you do it
Dave: well I don't know how well my screen reader will work with it
Dave: I don't know if it supports firefox
Bambi: night professorPoop :-)
Dave: but this just happened when I tried to update to any XP sort of new thing,
Bambi: what screen reader are you using?
||||||||| 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..
Bambi: and was this the new updates from Windows Updates this week?
Dave: this was whatever the updates were when I upgraded to XP Pro, and I am using window-eyes, www.gwmicro.com is the site it's at
Dave: just downloaded firefox, here goes nothing
Bambi: OK, you did the upgrade instead of a new install?
Bambi: OK, hope it works for ya!
Dave: yes I did the upgrade, and let's see what happens
Bambi: ok
Dave: um, not really sure how to work this,
Bambi: what do you need to do?
Dave: ok upon trying to go to even the homepage, the connection was refused
Dave: I did a control L and typed in google, it said that was refused
Bambi: ok, Control L is correct for inputting an address in
||||||||| ah,clem departs at 12:08 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dave: so it looks like windows is blocking everything
Bambi: yes
Bambi: are you working on a different computer for this site?
Dave: no I can't, no speech on any other computer
Dave: oddly IE is allowing me to get to google
Bambi: so you can get to firesigntheatre.com fine
Dave: with IE, let's see
Dave: yes I can
Bambi: ok
Bambi: you are not totally blocked then
Dave: it's just like, any time I need to enter information it won't let that information pass through
Bambi: have you run any antispyware software on the computer? Such as Ad-Aware?
Dave: my problem is that whenever I check to see if I need to update ad-aware is sas no components are available which can't be since it's been months since it's been updated
||||||||| Merlyn bounds in at 12:13 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bambi: ok, that means you haven't probably updated to the latest version
Merlyn: better late than later
Bambi: hi Merlyn
Dave: but this just happened today so...it's been fine until I did any updateing, I had to do a system restore when i upgraded to sp2 last week
Dave: hey Merlmaster!
Bambi: yes, but some spyware can interfere with microsoft updates
Bambi: so I am thinking you may have a browser hijack onboard
Dave: ah, ok do you know where I can update?
Dave: that's not good
Bambi: and it is preventing you from getting to certain sites, like your bank
Bambi: yes, hold on I will post the link
Dave: that could be it, I didn't think of that, but I don't think a lot
Bambi: http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button
Bambi: just click on the download now
Bambi: (that's the CNet link for it on download.com ... that way more likely the hijack won't prevent you from getting it.
Dave: thanks I am downloading right now
Bambi: good
Dave: yeah this looks a lot different than what I had, I wondered why it wouldn't work, I hope I don't seem to stupid, I just don't think about things like this sometimes, it's scanning with the latest updates
Dave: yep we've got stuff already
Bambi: don't even think that ... it's a learning experience for everyone. :-)
Bambi: doing a full system scan right?
Dave: this thing runs fast when you've got a fast processor, I just don't know if I'll be able to read the list of files it's giving me, usually I just remove everything though
Bambi: it will come up with critical items and negligible items. Don't worry about the negligible items for now. Only the critical ones.
Dave: yep full scan, already gotten a registry value and 3 objects and 2 files last I looked
Bambi: good, might just help then
Bambi: can you read what they are so far?
Dave: no it just gives me a summary, I'll have to wait til they come up when it's done, but it's doing a deep scan
Dave: thanks a lot for helping me with this
Bambi: ok, good
Bambi: no worries ... do this all the time
Dave: oh good
Merlyn: I'm on a mac
Dave: I don't have to deal with tech support in india, oh you wanna see something really funny, go to www.illwillpress.com and go to toons, there is a great cartoon with Foamy the squirrel and a tech support guy in India, you'd love it
Bambi: Ah, no spyware to be speaking of on a Mac
Bambi: I bet I would love that Dave!
Merlyn: checking it out, dave
Dave: I couldn't get this to work before, oh the scan's done!
Dave: it's called "te3ch support"
Dave: tech support
Bambi: cool!
Bambi: ok, wait and let me check on that
Bambi: oh LOL
Dave: we have an "alexa" and two cookies, that's it
Bambi: you done great
Bambi: that's not your problem
Bambi: do you have a virus scanner on your computer?
Dave: removed
Dave: yes, norton and it's updated
Bambi: are you using Norton's Firefall?
Bambi: firewall
Dave: I think so, it's not showing in the system tray
Dave: and I thought I had disabled the windows
Bambi: so you are running Norton Internet Security then?
Dave: uh yes, it keeps reminding me to update subscription but they don't run out for a few weeks here
Bambi: I am trying to be clear about that, because Norton Internet Security has been known to cause problems for some banks, and/or ebay.
Bambi: there's your problem
Dave: I don't understand
Dave: because it was working before I upgraded and I had both antivirus and firewall
Bambi: I would strongly suggest that you use something else, even McAfee than Norton Internet Security. If has been known to block SSL sites.
Dave: but it's not the actual internet security, it's just the antivirus and firewall
Bambi: I mean Norton Internet Security has been known to block SSL sites
Bambi: you bought them separately?
Dave: well I'd rather use something different, norton's stuff is very hard to use with speech
Dave: I got them from my dad,
Bambi: well there are some free alternatives
Dave: but...if it worked this morning when I had XP home and now it doesn't when I've updated to XP pro with the latest updates...how can it be the security
Bambi: yes, but something has broken that with the updates
Dave: ooooooooh, so should I uninstall the firewall?
Dave: because it's not listed as just one, I have a menu for norton antivirus and one for norton personal firewall
Bambi: I would suggest doing that temporalily
Dave: o..k, well I don't know where the discs are when I've done that, but ok I'll try that, can't I just use Avast instead of Norton and it's free right? I noticed you had that on your inbox
Dave: or your email rather
Bambi: yes, you can!
Bambi: it's what I would have suggested anyway
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:46 AM and Mark sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bambi: and right now ... because the new version of ZoneAlarm is flakey. I would suggest Kerio for their personal free firewall, or Outpost.
Dave: ok, I'm going to uninstall the firewall and then restart
Bambi: ok
Bambi: see ya when you get back
Dave: well I've got a bit, it's still doing its thing, I hope this works
Dave: such computer lingo there, "doing its thing," and I thought I was proud of how much I knew
Bambi: http://www.kerio.com/kpf_download.html
Dave: it still says "initializing" so it hasn't done anything
Bambi: that's the link for Kerio's personal firewall that's free
Bambi: ok
Dave: I bookmarked it, thanks
Dave: I did download avast, but a deep scan of my computer threatened to take hours and hours, so I canceled it
Dave: I think this thing might have frozen, it still says "initializing"
Bambi: you don't want two antivirus running at the same time
Dave sings hurry the fuck up you stupid uninstall
Bambi: avast! isn't still running is it?
Dave: well in the task manager it says it's running so I guess I've not choice but to bash it with this rubber duck I have here to make it go faster
Dave: no it's not, it got uninstalled when I did my beautiful system restore last week
Bambi: I would right click on the avast! icon in the system tray and click "Stop On-Access Protection"
Bambi: oh, ok
Merlyn: Well, I just popped in to see if anyone was still here... I'll try to show up earlier next week.
Dave: ok I'm getting impatient, is it supposed to take This long to uninstall?
Merlyn: bye for now...
Bambi: good
Bambi: see ya Merlyn
||||||||| 12:56 AM -- Merlyn left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dave: byebye oh holy creater of chats
Bambi: no it should not
Bambi: you may need to reboot and do that first before getting into chat
Bambi: while nothing else is running
Dave: hey that's not good, I ended the task on the task manager, wen to add/remove programs, and it told me when I tried to remove it, "another installation is already running, close this first," or words to that effect, and there is no such installation showing on the task list now
Dave: never seen that happen before
Bambi: definiitely reboot and try the uninstall on a fresh boot
Bambi: then come back after it's done
Bambi: into chat
Dave: uh yeah, I'll be back in a bit, can you wait for me please? or am I keeping you up
Bambi: yes, will wait for you.
||||||||| Dave leaves to catch the 1:00 AM train to New Jersey.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bambi: ...
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mark - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: ...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Dave into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mutters something about 1:13 AM, then departs.
Dave: ok done!
Bambi: Cool
Dave: well the uninstall went really quickly whence I hath restarted
Bambi: did it make a difference with your bank site now
Dave: so uh, what shall I do now mistress of all that is computing?
Bambi: (this is to make sure the uninstall took)
Dave: no it did not
Bambi: OK, you still can not get to the banks site to sign on?
Dave: I can type in my username and password but it comes up with a "cannot find server" when I press enter
Bambi: OK, now ... go to http://www.ccleaner.com and down load Crap Cleaner
Bambi: well that is a different response
Bambi: isn't it?
Dave: no that's what was happening before, however I can't even attempt to signin when I go on to ebay
Bambi: okay
Bambi: did you get CCleaner? You will want to run that after installation. Use the default settings
Dave: I got it, let me run it
Bambi: ok
Bambi: now go to this site to verify if you can get to SSL sites after running it: http://www.verisign.com/advisor/check.html
Dave: wo it just displayed a shitload of cookies
Dave: 441 mb of files removed, shit that thing's amazing, and I was using system mechanic profession
Bambi: CCleaner is excellent
Dave: yep it says I've got it
Bambi: OK, try ebay and your bank again
Dave: I might have turned it off though...went to a microsoft article that said to, but then I noticed it was for win98 and not xp,
Bambi: there were three items on the verisign page ... It said, No update required, right?
Dave: no difference, and I just got an error saying IE has encountered a problem, but nothing closed, along with some program I'd never heard of, some sort of debug thing
Dave: right
Dave: this is so fucked up
Bambi: for which site?
Bambi: close IE and open it again after a 10 count.
Dave: ok
||||||||| Catherwood says "1:28 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Dave by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 1:28 AM, dragging Dave by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Bambi: welcome back
Dave: k it really goes to google and the chat, very fast I must say, let's try the bank againe
Bambi: ok
Dave: nope still not working
Dave: sooooooooooo frustrating
Bambi: OK, in Internet Explorer, go to Tools,
Bambi: Internet Options
Bambi: Advanced
Dave: but you can't get mad at a computer, it doesn't really care
Dave: ok I'll have to get your full instructions and then review them
Dave: or will I? no I can multitask since I opened a new window
Bambi: toward the bottom you will see a section where SSL items are and they should both be checked
Bambi: then Uncheck the box for Enable Third Party Browser Extensions in the Advanced Section (all other settings in Advanced Section are set to Default). Click Apply and close and open IE.
Dave: ok they were both off
Bambi: they should both be ON
Dave: wait, uncheck the 3rd party thing? ok didn't do that, try that again
Bambi: (for SSL)
Bambi: both SSL items should be CHECKED
Dave: ok internet explorer just gave me a thing wanting to send an error report
Dave: third time in 10 minutes I'd say
Bambi: ok
Bambi: can you use firefox for the fst chat?
Dave: no it's not very accessable
Bambi: ok
Dave: hold on, I'll just click the don't send thing, see what happens
Bambi: well, did you make sure both SSL items were CHECKED
Bambi: it will likely close IE
Dave: oh, ok, now I've turned off that 3rd party thing, but it said "requires restart," of IE or the computer?
Dave: as dumb of a question as that is
Bambi: IE
Bambi: Clear the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) slate and AutoComplete history: IE, Tools, Internet Options, Content tab. Under Certificates, click Clear SSL State. Click OK when you receive the message that the SSL cache was successfully cleared. Under Personal information, click AutoComplete. Under Clear AutoComplete history, click Clear Forms. Click OK when you are prompted to confirm the operation.
Dave: ok, *looks stupidly* will restart it then
Bambi: ok
Bambi: smile
Dave: all cleared
Dave: am restarting IE after 10 count
||||||||| Dave is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 1:42 AM.
Bambi: ok smile
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and Dave disembarks at 1:43 AM.
Dave: remember me? yeah I was here not too long ago
Dave: try the bank again?
Bambi: not yet
Bambi: Configure Security settings for the Trusted sites zone in IE: IE, Tools, Internet Options, Security tab, select Trusted sites, Default Level. Sites, enter the address (URL) of the site in the Add this Web site to the zone: box, Add, OK, Apply.
Dave: but ok what else should I do
Bambi: yeah!
Dave: oh...well if it worked I shouldn't have to do that right?
Bambi: nothing else
Bambi: if it's not broken don't fix it
Bambi: the only reason I wanted to do that was because I didn't want to crash IE again lol
Dave: oh but breaking things is so much fun
Bambi: but if it is working ... we fixed it!
Bambi: now that wasn't so hard was it ... laughing out loud!
Dave: ehem, I didn't want to declair such a beautiful thing as undying love in a public chat room
Dave: and I just did
Bambi: lol
Dave: LOL! look at your private messages
Bambi: well, at least you can now get to bank and ebay and other SSL sites too!
Dave: that made my night, oh lord I can be so stupid,
Bambi: you aren't stupid ... you are running Windows
Bambi: it makes everyone feel stupid when they are not
Bambi: By the way, JL says Hi Dave!
Bambi: he's here but not here ... kinda like being in two places...
Bambi: so glad we got you working again
Bambi: if you ever get a crash and error sending report on IE, close it and reopen it. It will only get worse if you don't.
Dave: IE just froze, and then my screen reader just froze, had to restart, not sure if what we did is still intact though
Dave: yes it's there
Bambi: cool!
Dave: I should download that free firewall, and is a deep scan with avast supposed to take hours upon hours? because..well avast isn't really that user friendly with speech
Bambi: might want to do a Repair internet Explorer at some point
Dave: how do I do that?
Bambi: Instructions here:
Bambi: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378#XSLTH3126121123120121120120
Bambi: NO!
Bambi: not that page!
Bambi: lol
Dave: no what?
Dave: oh ok
Dave: I won't click on it then
Bambi: ok
Bambi: hold on ... will get the right instructions
Bambi: lol
Bambi: let me email you with that information...It used to be in Add and Remove programs, but I don't see it in mine anymore and I use XP Pro.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dave: ok, thanks a lot, *sighs with relief* I should get that firewall
Bambi: when we leave the chat, close Internet Explorer entirely and then open it again after the 10 count.
Bambi: yes, get that right away
Bambi: especially on broadband
Dave: catherwood you're about 13 minutes off
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to Dave and mumbles "oh, fuck off Dave!"
Bambi: LOL
Dave: wow Brian had a little too much with that feature
Bambi: Catherwood is geting an attitude problem lol
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to Bambi and mumbles "My ears are burning..."
Dave: catherwood go fuck yourself
||||||||| Catherwood goes fuck yourself.
Dave: LOL!
Dave: catherwood go get fucked
||||||||| Catherwood goes get fucked.
Bambi: LOL
Dave: catherwood sing opera
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside Dave and yells "My ears are burning..."
Bambi: great fun way to end the evening though...nice lightheared laughing ... thanks Merlyn!
Dave: catherwood sing a jazz standard
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Dave and says "My ears are burning..."
Dave: lol! ok I'm done now
Dave: but catherwood is still off
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Dave and says "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
Bambi: ok, have a great night Dave! Enjoy!
Dave: oh no I don't have to be done here i could stay on all night
Bambi: laughing out loud ... but you'd be talking to Catherwood all night!
||||||||| Catherwood laughings out loud but you'd be talking to all night.
Bambi: LOL
Bambi: it's a paradox!
Bambi: ok, I really need to get some sleep ... take care and see ya next time ... don't forget we have the chat in #cni on irc.equnet.org too
Dave: yeah I know
Bambi smile
Dave: k thanks a lot again, se ya later
Bambi: you too! You are very welcome!
Dave: and bye all, I will now go away in to that boring old sunset, it never changes
Dave: "and when heart is open, you will change just like a flower slowly opening"
Bambi hums ... 77 sunset strip
||||||||| At 2:07 AM, Dave rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| 2:08 AM -- Bambi left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| 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:
''Pops'' Yamamoto
Broderick the Armadillo
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
TX Tweeny (hex)
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