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 September 01, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Firebroiled close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 8:33 AM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the Aviary.
Firebroiled: You guys are soo-o-o-o crazee!!
||||||||| "Hey Firebroiled!" ... Firebroiled turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 8:33 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and Dr. Headphones disembarks at 5:50 PM.
Dr. Headphones: hello dear friends, i must miss chat tonight to work. yeah, life sucks sometimes. i'll return when i can. enjoy the evening :)
Dr. Headphones: by the way, gas was 3.399 last night, grid only knows what it is today. grrrrrrrr..............
||||||||| Dr. Headphones scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dr. Headphones?! It's 5:51 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| 8:57 PM: ah,clem jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
||||||||| Around 8:57 PM, ah,clem walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 8:58 PM, dragging ah,clem by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
||||||||| At 8:58 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, ah,clem!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies ah,clem inside, makes a note of the time (8:59 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| 9:00 PM: Dexter Fong 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!"
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern till...'
Dexter Fong is starting early so he can stick it out
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:01 PM and Mudhead waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dexter Fong: stet
||||||||| Dexter Fong scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dexter Fong?! It's 9:01 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Mudhead: I showed it to Daddy Dudley, like I do every night...
||||||||| Outside, the 9:02 PM uptown bus from New York pulls away, leaving Dexter Fong coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dexter Fong: Hey Mud
Mudhead: hiya Dex
Mudhead: levee breakin for me, I cant even fir in my old Levi's
Dexter Fong: Welcome to the CNI Barn Dance and natural Hey Ride
Mudhead: er, fix
Mudhead: Hey!
Dexter Fong: Whazzzzzzzzz real, Mud?
Mudhead: its officially 9PM here on the right coast
Dexter Fong: Yes!
Mudhead: lemme see now
Dexter Fong: Yeahm other wise you miss the chat
Mudhead: and I unofficially call attention to the bar
Mudhead: i needa drink
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, raise the bar
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to Dexter Fong and says "Someone mention my name?"
Mudhead: not too high
Mudhead: Im an American after all
Dexter Fong: You need another drink then
Mudhead: Im after any thing I can get my hands on
Mudhead: Lighter fluid and bleach
Mudhead: thats the original Jumpin Jenny
Dexter Fong: Don't know if your catching the CNI nroadcast but this stuff is new to
Mudhead: alas, my mead cup is empty
Dexter Fong: More Meat!
||||||||| cease bounds in at 9:11 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Mudhead: and theres Mead all over the highway
||||||||| Catherwood escorts klokwkdog into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:11 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat
cease: youve had enough of that italian excuse for meat, dex?
Dexter Fong: and Klok 2
klokwkdog: hello everyone; wb Dex
Dexter Fong: tnx K
Mudhead: hiya guys, belly up to the bar
cease: you still there? at least you're not in the big uneasy
Dexter Fong: Cat: I found the food to be excellent
klokwkdog: (sings) They're tryin' to wash us away, they're tryin' to wash us away
cease: my belly's big enough to cover the bar
klokwkdog: is that a bar belly?
cease: good for you , dex. i really have to get my euro trip notes up on the seemreal.com site.
Mudhead: (chants)We're not gonna go! We're not gonna go!
cease: 's only been 3 fuckin years!
cease: would have given you some great places to eat in florence!
Dexter Fong: Cat: You get an email from me?
Mudhead: (rants) Sing it again!
cease: sure did dex, about my neighbrous
Dexter Fong: heh...I got a big grin when I saw that
cease: cold you have gotten email while there? i would have given you the florence restraurant tips
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Bambi into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:14 PM, then departs.
Bambi: howdy folks!
Mudhead: hiya Bambi
Mudhead: wanna drink?
klokwkdog thought the Florence restaurants tips were bad
Bambi: hi ya Mudhead
Mudhead: whatcha drinkin?
Dexter Fong: Cat: No, we were without ...well there were PC Cafes...but never thought about it
klokwkdog: hey, B
Bambi: Catherwood pour me a Toasted Almond
||||||||| Catherwood gets Bambi a toasted almond.
cease: a gallon of sangria for me, pronto
Dexter Fong: Klok: Not to be worrying,,,we add a service charge
Bambi: thank you Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "You're welcome."
Dexter Fong: Hiya Bambi
Mudhead: I'm going against my pharmacuists written advice tonight
Bambi: Hey Dex .. how's it going?
klokwkdog: Ken says:
klokwkdog: i may or may not be available for chat tomorrow night, but send best
klokwkdog: wishes to all just in case i don't show.
cease: hi bambi
Mudhead: ot only am I going to operate heavy machinery (My Computer) but Im also drinking alcoho;!
Dexter Fong hopes Mud's pharmacist can spell better than Mud
Dexter Fong: Klok: personal msg gone astray?
Bambi: lol
Bambi: thanks for passing that along Klok! and hey to you too!
klokwkdog: Dex - from an email; decided to let Ken speed 4 hisself
Bambi: hi Cat
Bambi: how is it going above the border this evening?
Dexter Fong: Tnx K, Ken cc'd me on that
klokwkdog: speek
cease: we're going out for chinese in an hour.
cease: but i'm here for a bit
klokwkdog: i think he bcc'd you Dex, you're not mentioned
Bambi: nice ... have some chinese for me .. love chinese
klokwkdog: good to hear that they're in season, cat
Dexter Fong: You mean Ken blinded me?
klokwkdog: that or the Light, Dex, that or the Light...
Dexter Fong sings "Oh blinding light, look out for me..."
cease: they're delcious. and there are so Many of them
Bambi: mongolian beef preferably
cease: was thriving on blackberries, but serous rain soaked most of them away
klokwkdog: neon fish? from Chrysler?
cease: you'd pretty well have to be japanese to know what "ghenghis kahn" is
Dexter Fong: If you see a better deal for scale, catch it!
cease: a hokkaido staple.
Bambi: scales don't taste all that good Dex !
Dexter Fong weighs Bambi's comment
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: I'm blind again
cease: but youre back in nyc now, dex?
Dexter Fong: Yes Cat...got back early Sat afternoon
cease: short trip
Dexter Fong: 7 days 8 nights
cease: i think Fumiyo would hate Italy less if we'd only been there a week.
Bambi: The Customer Is Always Wrong: A User's Guide to DRM in Online Music - http://www.eff.org/IP/DRM/guide/
Dexter Fong: Cat: All I can say is I loved it..but then spent a fair amount of time in the mountains of Tuscany at a lovely Villa with 2 other couples and 2 kids
klokwkdog: cat is also going to eat out and feel better
Dexter Fong: Cat: Clem intro'd this a being from Hour Hour but sounds like Dear Friends, Yes?
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwydd into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:25 PM, then departs.
llanwydd: howdy folks
Dexter Fong: Hi Ilan
Bambi: hey llanwydd
cease: defintiely, dex
klokwkdog: fried fungus?
cease: yes, where you stay determintes how much you enjoy it.
cease: we started out with a week in a dreadful hole in the sewer hotel in rome and never recovered
Dexter Fong: Because we were 8 with two kids, did less obligatory sight-seeing then if we'd been on our own
Mudhead: down the rat hole?
llanwydd: how was the weather on meditteranean, dex?
klokwkdog: same script, Dex, but different recording than the DF on that last segment
Dexter Fong: Ilan: We happened to be there when the avg summer temp was about 6-8 Celcius lower than average..so it was very confortable
Dexter Fong: Cat: I hear all kinds of familiar things in unfamiliar surroundings
llanwydd: sounds utopian
||||||||| Elayne enters at 9:29 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
cease: nobody fries the fungi like the chinese. i look forward to some fine mushroom at the restaurant tongity
Dexter Fong: Bona Serra, Elayne
cease: HI El
llanwydd: hi elayne
Mudhead: evenin E
cease: you mean this dear friens episode, dex?
Dexter Fong: Yes, Cat
cease: hour hour wasnt that coherent, unless its one of the many episodes i dont have
llanwydd: speaking of mushrooms, how many vegetarians are there here? any?
Dexter Fong: More Meat!
llanwydd: I've tried it but I tend to need more protein
Dexter Fong: More Legumes!
Mudhead: More Mead!
cease: i was raised a vegetarian. of course that's a long time ago
klokwkdog: n.b. Melvyn Laird was SoD
Dexter Fong: , Margaret
Dexter Fong: Mel was a SoDoMiTe
ah,clem: vegitarian: an old Indian word for "lousy hunter"
Dexter Fong: ?
Elayne: Cat, that's probably because you can't find good enough wine combinations to go with veggies. :)
llanwydd: I hear it's good for your karma
Dexter Fong: Need gas below 2/75 for good Karma
Elayne: That depends, Dave - how much karma do you want to spend in the bathroom?
Mudhead: Didnt help my dogma
Dexter Fong: How'd it do for you dog pa?
Dexter Fong: paw?
Dexter Fong: Paux?
klokwkdog: LOL Clem
cease: that must be it, el
klokwkdog: gas jumped to $3 here on Wed.
Elayne: I mean, find a good wine to go with pickled bok choy, I dare you. I don't know ANY good liquid to go with that...
Mudhead: ours just stayed in a fluid mess
Dexter Fong: E: Beer
cease: we pay $1.6 a litre. that's a LOT more than $3 US a gallon
cease: yes, it is challenging to match wine with vegies, though the euros do it well
Mudhead: well, thats why...you should buy it in gallons like us
llanwydd: It will be a cold day in hell before I ever buy gas from Stewart's again. $3.59. I can go over to Vermont to get it for much less and that's what I'm going to have to do from now on
Elayne: Ah, I didn't try that, Unca Dex, it might have made it easier to digest. :)
cease: i'd lhave to live in euroland for a long time to educate my pallette enough to match wine and vegies
Elayne: I believe Australians have the perfect wine to go with Vegemite sandwiches.
cease: how is your health, el?
cease: your blog gives your friends so much to worrry about
Mudhead: its called Fosters
Elayne: Still have a bad cold, Cat, but if I can get through my workday tomorrow I'll have a full week to recover.
llanwydd: didn't you say sangria goes with everything, cat?
Elayne: September's here, that means more walking about for me, and I have no interviews set up next week (alas) so I plan on going into Manhattan and just walking around a lot.
cease: in spain, that's true, llan
Elayne: Or sleeping, that's good too.
llanwydd: got mail. brb
cease: but even there, restaurants will suggest specific wines for specific dishes, evne if theyre only veg
cease: i hope you have the energy for it, el
Elayne: For sleeping, Cat? Always. :)
cease: yes dex, this sounds differently mixed.
Bambi: hi Elayne
Elayne: Actually Rob and I are planning on a trip to Ikea to browse and, um, get cheaper gas in Jersey...
Elayne: Oh, and because I've got a hankering for lingenberries lately.
Elayne: Hey Fran!
Dexter Fong: Cat: Some of this stuff got onto "dear Friends" commercial release, but a lot is kinda mysterious
llanwydd: something about "awesome results". don't even want to know
Mudhead: Arent those illegal in NJ?
klokwkdog: yeah, but will it work with Marmite? I was listening to some guy on b95 this week running down Aussie wine. said one bankrupt winery there lost a billion dollars last year; the winery that bought them lost AU$500M in 2 months
Elayne: Mudhead, if lingonberries were illegal in NJ, Ikea wouldn't have two stores there. :)
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "9:41 PM and late as usual, it's ''Pops'' Yamamoto, just back from Hellmouth."
Elayne: Hey Yam!
cease: hi yammy
Dexter Fong plays a cornet ramble for "Pops"
llanwydd: ever hear the python sketch about australian wine?
klokwkdog: hello Yam; long time no ocean
''Pops'' Yamamoto: hullo and Oi!
klokwkdog: nope, Ilan
llanwydd: hi yam
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Goddam electricity
Dexter Fong: Shocking isn't it
''Pops'' Yamamoto: My lights keep dimming like a Crazy Monkey
cease: thts not what they say in new orleans
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Oi! all
klokwkdog: I figured gas would go up for Labor Day and got 5 gallons; if I'd known it would go up 50 cents, I'd have filled up
Elayne: Anyone hear anything about Fats Domino yet?
llanwydd: it's hilarious. "This is a wine for laying down and avoiding. Has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit
''Pops'' Yamamoto: n
Dexter Fong: I heard Blueberry Hill is under water
cease: not yet, el
cease: but still thrilling
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Gas started at 2.89 here this AM, made 3.29 by 5
klokwkdog: oh, they went on and on, Ilan. California still allows putting water in wine
Mudhead: http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20050902/en_music_eo/17283
Elayne: I can't believe he opted to stay behind. Didn't he have enough money to afford to leave?
llanwydd: I think fats has found his thrill by now
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Good question
Elayne: There was one report that bodies were recovered from his house, but I don't think it's definitive yet.
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Hope you all gor to see NOLA
klokwkdog: Australia and US wines are made incredibly sweet by stopping fermenting early. Merely to appeal to US and Australian consumers
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Cos it's the last time
klokwkdog: OTOH, sounds like kiwis are mostly after a quick drunk...
Elayne: I visited there once. I'm getting deja vu to all the times I used to say "yeah, I was at the WTC once or twice, used to take the subway from there all the time..."
Dexter Fong: afk for refill
''Pops'' Yamamoto: The wheels are comiing off, I think
cease: if we live long enough, everyplace will be a centre of some momentous tragedy
''Pops'' Yamamoto: I've been expecting it since ray gun
klokwkdog: from CNN via Google News search:
klokwkdog: The photograph shows Domino -- the singer behind the 1950s hits "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill" -- being helped off a boat near his home in the city's Lower 9th Ward.
klokwkdog: His whereabouts since the rescue were not immediately known. Nor was there any information about his wife, Rosemary, friends said.
llanwydd: the wine sketch was actually by eric idle. "...A fine wine is Chateaux Chunder".
''Pops'' Yamamoto: ew Chateux Chunder
llanwydd: "good for hand to hand combat".
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Condi was apparently at Spamalot last nite
klokwkdog: never went to NO; never wanted to
cease: and then shopping for shoes today
Elayne: Thanks, Klok.
klokwkdog: they are going to build it back. they don't care about the citizens, but they need the port and transport center
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Well now you couldn't even if ya wanted to
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Who's gonna pay for it?
cease: get rid of all of the poor people. cheap!
Elayne: Did she eat cake as well, Cat, or just recommend that the people in New Orleans do that?
llanwydd: I was in and out of the airport quick at NO many years ago
klokwkdog: expect it to be like Oakland -- all the low-rent housing and slums will be razed and only middle class and up will be allowed to buy back in
Elayne: Robin and I had what could probably be considered our honeymoon in NOLA.
''Pops'' Yamamoto: $26 bm in propperty damage alone not to mention the cost of fixing a toxic swamp 4x the sixe of manhattan
Bambi: just read that article on Fats Domino's rescue in New Orleans ... really feel for those poor folks who are trapped down there due to the flooding.
Elayne: It was the site of the first comics convention we went to after we married.
cease: at leaat you have memories, el. i was there in 1953 and remember nothing
klokwkdog: Yam -- who do you expect paid for all the levees? WE did (excepting Cat)!
llanwydd: I hear the lower forms of life are running amok in the streets down there
''Pops'' Yamamoto: I was down numerous times in the late 70's
Elayne: Hey, Klok, Condi certainly didn't pay for no levees!
Elayne: She's too busy buying shoes - for industry!
klokwkdog: we've paid to essentially make the lower Mississippi River into a canal for nearly 100 years
Elayne: Llan, that's no way to talk about the Creole people...
''Pops'' Yamamoto: I'd rather pay for leeves than imperial adventures
llanwydd: I wonder if the looters are going around in motorboats
''Pops'' Yamamoto: no petrol
klokwkdog: the Corps of Engineers has an office building in New Orleans!
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Bunnyboy in through the front door at 9:51 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dexter Fong: I used to run a Mok. but with the price of gas, had to shut 'er down
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Dave into the room, accepts three dimes as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:51 PM, then departs.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
cease: ive never heard this before
klokwkdog: the Mississippi River Control Project is a significant part of the COE's budget
cease: hi bun, dave
Dexter Fong: Hey Bunny and Hi Dave
Bunnyboy: allo?
llanwydd: is it just the creoles who are runnin amok?
Elayne: Hi Bunnyboy! Hey Dave!
Bunnyboy: Ah, no refreshment....brb
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves at 9:51 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..."
||||||||| 9:51 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!"
klokwkdog: other states study Louisiana's mechanations in Congress to learn how to extract even a fraction of what LA gets
Bunnyboy: agin, howdy
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, give bunnyboy a refreshment
||||||||| Catherwood strides over to Dexter Fong and mumbles "Did you want me?"
Bunnyboy: There we go.
klokwkdog: me neither, Cat
''Pops'' Yamamoto: They're the ones being reported on.. plety of rudeness and gun for all, I'll wager
cease: where's huey long when we need him?
Dave: hi everyone, how's the water?
Bambi: the thing that ticks me off was that statement about the Casinos ... the state of Mississippi was getting $500K a DAY from the Casinos ... if the state gets that much ... why are the folks paying ANY taxes down there at all!
llanwydd: hi dave
Bambi: hi Dave
Bambi: hi Yammy
Bunnyboy: Who's reading the bedtime story on CNI?
klokwkdog: there is a good excerpt from John McPhee's book "The Control of Nature" in Salon (yesterday, I think)
llanwydd: the water's fine. just wish I could put it in my gas tank
Bambi: Hey Bunny
Mudhead: it costa a lotta money for crooked politicians every day, thats why
''Pops'' Yamamoto: k WMonkeyD's arse on princiople
Bunnyboy: Dex: Naw, not libations. My feed wasn't displaying/
klokwkdog: and you can read more of the same section if you then go to Amazon.com and read the excerpt there
Bambi: Hour Hour on CNI if I remember correctly Bunny
||||||||| Bubba's Brain sashays in at 9:53 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: hey bub
klokwkdog: that whole levee system and drainage and channeling scheme is absolutely amazing
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, display yourself to Bunnyboy
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Dexter Fong and queries "Would you like something?"
Bubba's Brain: hey all.....
cease: ok i have never heard this, and i've heard more firesign than anyone here except el or merl, wherever he is
Dexter Fong: Hey Bubba
cease: maybe bubba but maybe not
Bambi: hi Bubba
Bunnyboy: Bambi: Who's the codger? It's not one of the FST.
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Huey Long would kick(first part of last statement)
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Hubba Bubba
Bunnyboy: erhm, no, thanks Catherwood. Zip it up!
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Bunnyboy and mumbles "Do you have something for me to do?"
llanwydd: he's just an overblown government tweeny
Dexter Fong: Bun: It's a guest on a Dear Friends or possibly Hour Hour show
Dave sings wait til the levy breaks
Bunnyboy: There they are. Poetry!
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Oh god
Bambi: Maybe Clem will say when get gets back on the mic, but apparently it was on an Hour Hour
klokwkdog: Long came to power after the 1927 floods. Randy Newman did a song cycle about it on his "Little Criminals" album
llanwydd: hi bunnyboy
''Pops'' Yamamoto me conks dave with an oxygen tank for bad joke
Bunnyboy: lo llan
Bunnyboy: and all
klokwkdog: I've always loved his song "Louisiana, 1927"
''Pops'' Yamamoto: As do I
''Pops'' Yamamoto: I did a WMD vs FZ w/randy's songs
llanwydd: I saw "All the King's Men" which was supposedly about Huey Long. I don't know why the movie was so popular. It was cure for insomnia
ah,clem: ...
''Pops'' Yamamoto: http://mryamamoto.50megs.com/silly-crap/rednex.htm
Bunnyboy: WMD = ? FZ = Frank Zappa?
klokwkdog: If you haven't read Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men", it's excellent writing; it's about Huey Long, but I re-read it while Perot was running for President and it was soooo dead on! Even the charts...
Dave: well I move in to my college dorm on Monday, hey guys remember those days? yeah yeah yeah, long time ago for you I know, remember the communal showers? and the wonderment as you fucked your significant other at the time if you were gonna get caught? or smoking pot and hoping the people wouldn't smell it, or that the RA was just stoned enough not to notice and maybe ask you if you wanted some, remember? I caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan't waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait!
klokwkdog: Ilan - the movie was like the book the way Catch-22 was like that book. Do read the book.
cease: sounds like a saturday night live sketch more than reality, dave
klokwkdog: The story is about Huey Long, yes.
Bunnyboy: "Help him! Help him!"
Bunnyboy: "Help who?"
Dave: I know Cat, I exaggerated for dramatic effect
Dexter Fong: What about Louie and Dewey?
Bunnyboy: "Help the Bombardier!"
Bubba's Brain: Or, Lazurus Long, perhaps....
cease: and yet steppenwolfe and the tin drum did quite well by their books
Bunnyboy: "I'm the Bomardier! I'm all right!"
Bunnyboy: "Then help HIM!"
klokwkdog: And it's a minor plot point to a Dear Friends section about "All the King's Screenwriters" (the movie starred Broderick Crawford as Long; Crawford became, later on, most famous as the cop in "Highway Patrol")
cease: keep tongue firmly implanted in cheek will get you a long way in university, dave
Bunnyboy: Memory!
Dexter Fong: 10-4 Klok, what's your 20?
Elayne: Dang, thought I'd last longer than this. Oh well, less stress next week, I'm sure.
Elayne: Bye all.
llanwydd: that must be a DF I never heard, klok
Bambi: Likely be more like Wolfman Jack's "Did you Boogie with your baby" ... smile
||||||||| Elayne rushes off, saying "10:00 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
klokwkdog: nite E
Bambi: good night Elayne
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: by el
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne
llanwydd: but actually I only heard the 1972 double album
klokwkdog: hello clem
Dexter Fong: Hour Hour musta made it over to DF
Bunnyboy: There was a swell Mother Goose and Grimm this week. Anthropomorphic animals that were like BUT JUST ENOUGH UNLIKE Donald and Mickey are sitting at a bar. The mouse says: "Yeah, I've got three nephews too...that I know of!"
cease: hi clem
Bunnyboy: Hiyar ahrclemp
Bambi: Hi Clem
ah,clem :)
Bunnyboy: nite El
cease: oh i see, hour hour is a file name, not a show
cease: this is df
Dave: it's the clemster!
Bunnyboy: The SLEEP section closes out the Columbia DEAR FRIENDS album.
Dexter Fong: It's the Clemaster 2000
llanwydd: ...called "sleep well"
Dave: I actually feel confident about the campus, more so than I did a few weeks ago, or at least, where I need to go, there are more things I will learn in time
Dexter Fong: Yah Dave; Ve learn by doing
Bunnyboy: Dex: Volume 4 of SCTV is out a week from this Tuesday. That will put all the NBC era shows in print.
cease: ive often wondered why the firesign never did anything better than their 67 radio free oz shows. i just figured it out. they reached the platreau. and stayed there.
Dexter Fong: Bun: They gonna do the MTV? or whatever channel they went to for 45 minute shows?
Bambi: here's wishing you a great year on campus Dave ! >clinking glass<
cease: they reached a point where there is no more "better." just some shows or skits not as good as others
Bunnyboy: Universal is finally getting off the dime, with special edition releases of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE DEER HUNTER and THE STING, next week.
cease: i would say the same of the simpsons and southpark, maybe even duckman
Dave attempts to clink back with Bambi's glass but can't find it! noooooooooooooo!
cease: speaking of great books/flicks, mockingbird was one
Bunnyboy: This is the first widescreen DVD release for THE STING, amazingly enough.
Bambi: laughing out loud
cease: i saw it on a plane, bun. that was good enough for me
Dexter Fong: Dave: You're spilling your drink
Bunnyboy: Dex: Their stated intention is to release all the SCTV eps, including the Cinemax closers, and the classic half-hour originals.
cease: he's not old enough to drink
llanwydd: If they're 1967 stuff is better than the Dear Friends album, I've got to hear it. You know where I can find it?
Bunnyboy: I don't know what their release pattern will be, though.
Dexter Fong: Bun: Awesome and intimidating
Dave: thanks Dex, like the blind guy in young frankenstein? spilling the soup and all, that was funny
Bambi: depends on where he lives now doesn't it? or is it 21 everywhere now?
cease: the museum of radio and tv, maybe, llan. i know ossman gave them his collection
Dexter Fong: You saw that?
cease: i forgot about visitng there during my busy vist to both nyc and la
Dexter Fong: Cat: The one in NYC or some other place?
Bunnyboy: Ah, yes, Gene Hackman. "Cigars!"
cease: i think la but wouldnt it be in both, dex?
llanwydd: did I say they're? I meant their. No I'm not stupid. just not all there tonight I ges
Dexter Fong: Cat: Have no idea..you'd think..
klokwkdog: you're not all they're tonight, Ilan?
klokwkdog: there's no they're there...
Bunnyboy: I'm doing something exhausting and unprecedented (for me) this weekend.
Dexter Fong: Running a marathon?
''Pops'' Yamamoto: I'm outta here, Not fweeling well, and I have to work early
Bunnyboy: I'm attending all 4 days of our beloved Bumbershoot festival.
Bunnyboy: www.bumbershoot.org
Bambi: night Yammy ... feel better!
Dexter Fong: Fweel better Yam
llanwydd: running for precendent?
llanwydd: night yam
cease: if merl were here, he'd know but we can always ask the next firesigner we meet
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:11 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
cease: keep well, yammy
klokwkdog: nite Yam
cease: and speaking of magicians
||||||||| ''Pops'' Yamamoto leaves to catch the 10:12 PM train to Billville.
klokwkdog: thanks for visiting us this week, Yam!
Merlyn: I deny everything
Bunnyboy: cease: That's spooky! How did you produce Merlyn?
Bunnyboy: lo Merl
llanwydd: bumbershoot? what a bumber
klokwkdog: merlyn has been lurking all along
Bunnyboy: nite Yam!
cease: its a trick, bun
Dexter Fong: Bumbershoot...Proud part of an Umbrella Organization
Bambi: propane car mentioned on FST
cease: shoot those bumbers
llanwydd: Bumbershoot sounds like one of those small English towns
Bunnyboy: Yup, I'll be attending shows by the New York Dolls, Garbage, Trey Anastasio, Bo Diddley, Elvis Costello and Iggy and the Stooges!
Bambi: they wouldn't want to do that today ... yesterday a 20lb tank was $10.91 to refill ... today ... $21 and change. Doubled in one day ON SPECULATION ... couldn't possibly have really affected anything yet.
Bunnyboy: Maybe Stan Ridgway and Flogging Molly, and a host of others.
cease: good for you, bun
cease: i havent paid to listen to music in many years.
Dave: wow bun that's cool!
Dave: I love live music
klokwkdog: they cranked up propane, Bambi?
Bunnyboy: cease: The festival takes place in Seattle Center, which includes the Bagley Wright, where we saw the FST in 1999.
Bambi: (that was for Propane believe it or not -- the pricing!)
cease: did you hear the story about the violinist in the new orleans stadium? it was on air america
Bambi: in ONE DAY's time ... doubled
cease: yes im familiar with bumbershoot, bun
klokwkdog: what about the violinist?
llanwydd: what's the story about the violence in the stadium, cat
cease: peoplpe in van know A LOT more about whats happening in seatllte than seattlits know about whats happening up here
Dexter Fong: Pro=pain,,,anti-pain.....Use Ben Gay
Dave: I'm doing too much at once!
Bunnyboy: I've seen some great folks at Bumbershoot in past years, including Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Little Feat, etc.
cease: one of those npr moments, only it was on randy or maybe sam seder
Bambi: from now on ... new name for propane ... profane
Bunnyboy: I kick myself for rehearsing what would turn out to be THE WORST PLAY EVER, when I could've seen Roy Orbison.
llanwydd: where do you kick yourself, bb?
Bunnyboy: That said, I usually go to the Shoot for 1 day, maybe 2, often not at all. But this year...holy crap!
llanwydd: I've never tried it
Bambi: the guy in Ace Hardware didn't even realize the price had changed ... he had to go check when it seemed they were overcharging for two tanks that should have been a bout $22 to fill and it cost over $40.
Merlyn: what play?
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bubba's Brain - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bunnyboy: llan: In my mind's eye. Ow!
llanwydd: must hurt
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Should seen that one coming
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: A locally written, crapulently produced show called LA TABERNA. A show about 3 folks in a bar....performed in a bar, with fake Greek chorus, and neo-Brechtian pretensions. Wotta mess!
Bunnyboy: Dex: You'd think so. But I didn't...think, that is.
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Sounds ready for cable
cease: hey merl, do you know if ossman gave the la or ny museum of radio/tv all his firesign shows?
llanwydd: no, the worst play ever has to be Titus Andronicus
||||||||| "10:23 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Mudhead, who then scurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
llanwydd: maybe some teleplays have been worse
Merlyn: I don't know, cat
Dexter Fong: I didn't like Titus Atick either
||||||||| "10:23 PM? 10:23 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bubba's Brain should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bubba's Brain enters and sits at the bar.
llanwydd: mudhead's back
Bubba's Brain: Back...
Bunnyboy: llan: Have you seen TITUS? The Anthony Hopkins flick?
cease: i remember ossman saying he did. i forget if it was in an interview or to me or overheard or where but it should be easy enough to find out
Dexter Fong: Mudhead's gone
llanwydd: no, I've read it
cease: tit's are us. shakespeare's back, and he's really shakin
llanwydd: LOL cat
Bunnyboy: llan and Dex: I read it years ago, and didn't much like it, either. But the movie is quite engaging.
cease: he never told you, merl? i thought something like that hsould be common knowledge
cease: i have a good strain today, llan
Bunnyboy: It doesn't hurt that Julie Taymor, the director, is brilliant.
Dave: stupid reader!
cease: hash cigs over here
klokwkdog: that one was written by Rodger Bacon...
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'professorPoop', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:26 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Bubba's Brain: In Greece?
professorPoop: howdy
klokwkdog: what this country needs is a good 5¢ cigar
llanwydd: poop's on
klokwkdog: hey poop
Bubba's Brain: The shape of things to come....
Dexter Fong: Hi pP
professorPoop: how is everybody? fine here
professorPoop: ciaoooo fong
cease: pooper
cease: we call him roger back bacon in canada
professorPoop: what kind of cheese is tonight's topic
llanwydd: reminds me of the chico marx joke. "Atsa good quarter cigar. I smoka de other tree quarters myself".
Dexter Fong: We told him to 'take awff'
Bunnyboy: And I remember thinking that Jessica Lange was awfully bland...until she had this wonderful "aside" monologue, and you realized that her "plainess" was a great choice, to mask the machinations of her true character.
klokwkdog: is that the Canadian Bacon they put bits of on pizza?
Bunnyboy: Sorta like Laura Bush, I imagine.
Dave: I'm ok, ready to move away! scared shitless but ok
llanwydd: bb: since it was shakespeare they just had to make a movie out of it
Dexter Fong: Bunny" I can't imagine what Laura Bush is like =(
professorPoop: kevin bacon or francis?
Dave: we get to read midsummer night's dream in comedy class, I love that one!
llanwydd: in shakespeare's time, going to one of his plays was as momentous as turning on the television is today
Bunnyboy: llan: Give TITUS a try. It's a fine production.
klokwkdog: it was a lot more effort, Ilan
klokwkdog: and kind of expensive
cease: well, shit only slows you down, dave
Dexter Fong: And if it ws like tv, not worth it
llanwydd: you've got to be kidding. I've read it. Its a lousy play
cease: firesign with a laughtrack
llanwydd: actually I've read all of shakespeare
professorPoop: lol
Dexter Fong: Well this is new, cat
Bunnyboy: The Trevor Nunn film of TWELFTH NIGHT is now on DVD, as is a 1988 Thames TV edition of TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Kenneth Branaugh.
cease: no dex
cease: i have this
Dexter Fong: Cat: You've heard this before?
llanwydd: haven't seen either 12th, bb
Dexter Fong: Can you identify it, which series and date?
klokwkdog: was that Branaugh before he got full of himself?
cease: well i thought so, but....
cease: i'm so confuesed these past few monthes of firestuff on cni and the tuesday show.
cease: this i defintiely know
Dave: Kenneth Branaugh is a god, amazing, scares me to death with the Iago he plays in Othello, shivers
cease: i do have some tapes of stuff i dont know where its from. this may be from that
Bubba's Brain: Still here...
cease: i have this
professorPoop: bubba
Bunnyboy: llan: The only one of those 2 productions I can speak for is the Nunn version. Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Nigel Hawthorne and scads more lovely actors.
llanwydd: I started to watch that film version dave. didn't hold my interest
cease: thats the point. everyone (here) knows the albums, but there are hundreds of hours of radio shows like this
Bunnyboy: It's set in Edwardian times, and is quite charming.
Dexter Fong: I have the bank hold my interest then I invest it
cease: they were (and still are) that good.
llanwydd: I don't like it when film versions rearange the original. Olivier's Richard III was like that
Dave: well llan, auditorily it was great I thought, but I love that play
Dexter Fong: Auditorily = Performed in the auditorium
Bunnyboy: llan: Funny, I don't think Willie would object. He never wrote an original plot in his life.
Dave: yeah see for me I can't tell usually because they keep the dialogue the same, and if they rearrange the visual...you know how it goes, unless it's one of those modern versions where they try to make it modern day, those can go fuck themselves, it's gotta be set when or near when it was written
professorPoop: that's aud
Bubba's Brain: Auditory.... um.
klokwkdog: zip! beep!
Dexter Fong: Knocked uh, clem right out
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'doctecazoid', just granted probation at 10:38 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanwydd: Dave, you might like the Harper Audio version's of Shakespeare. They are from BBC radio broadcasts from the 1960s. Hight quality stuff
Bubba's Brain: Doc!
ah,clem: ...
Dexter Fong: Hi Doc
professorPoop: hi doc
professorPoop: ahh, clem, the man!
Bambi: hey Clem
Bunnyboy: Dave: Yeah, screw WEST SIDE STORY! ; )
klokwkdog: welcome DT
doctecazoid: hi, thought i'd come up for air - been balls to the wall on the movie soundtrack, has to be done by end of next week
Bambi: hi Doc
llanwydd: did I say version's. here I go again
Bambi: hi to Lili too
Merlyn: high dock
professorPoop: and beautiful bambi
Dave: yeah llan where can I get some of those? sounds great
Bunnyboy: lo Doc!
Bambi: hi pP didn't see ya come in ... how are ya tonight?
Dave: hey doc!
professorPoop: fine thanks, and you ?
doctecazoid: the synful vst has been coming in really handy (http://www.synful.com) - very realistic
cease: hey doc
llanwydd: they're available in just about every Barnes and Noble. I think you can order them from B and N
doctecazoid: between synful & the orchestral samples in reason, it's not too hard to do a convincing orchestral thing
Dexter Fong whistles along
Merlyn: can they do singing dogs?
Dexter Fong: They can do dancing cats
Dave: ok will look for them, thanks
Bunnyboy: Shame, doc! I hold fingers in a cross, to ward off VST and DXi instruments!
Bunnyboy: I gots too many of 'em, as it is.
doctecazoid: bunny, i gotta say between ableton live, reason, synful & other vsts, i'm in hog heaven music-wise
Bunnyboy: Oh, since I wasn't here last week: RIP Robert Moog.
professorPoop: too many fingers? must be hard to find gloves, use mittens
doctecazoid: i have to do the orchestral thing for this soundtrack but am looking forward to doing a more electronic thing once i'm done
llanwydd: yeah, he was in a bad moog
Dexter Fong: Throw a towel over those fingers
Bubba's Brain: WHat???? RIP Bob Moog????
doctecazoid: (after i get len's demo done - can't talk about that right now tho)
professorPoop: take a cold shower
Bunnyboy: doc: You and me both, pal, with Project 5 Version 2, Gigastudio, Sonar and a couple of dozen other softies.
klokwkdog: get with the program, Bubba!
Dexter Fong: Get a hair lip!
llanwydd: no disrespect intended. where would the world be without synthesizers?
doctecazoid: yes, bob moog passed away recently - good thing that documentary on his life was finished last year
Bunnyboy: Bub: Yes, sad but true. Age 71. Brain tumor.
Bubba's Brain: Did he die?
professorPoop: get a hip lair
Bunnyboy: Anything to do with the elements in all those solder boards...?
Dexter Fong: Get a cool den
doctecazoid: i've heard great things about project 5 v2, it's supposed to be much better than v1. i upgraded to ableton live 5 and it's totally amazing as well
cease: i must leave
klokwkdog: nah, it was all that analog stuff he kept fooling with. he shoulda gone digital years ago
Bunnyboy: doc: Have you seen MOOG?
Dexter Fong: Fininish that basement
professorPoop: get a ken doll
klokwkdog: analog definitely affects your mind
doctecazoid: http://www.zu33.com/moog/ - no, not yet bun. it's on my 'to buy' dvd list
Dexter Fong: Enjoy the Chinoise culinary
cease: i must flea, dear freinds
Dexter Fong: Cat
doctecazoid: ticks for the memories
cease: keep em chomping, or at least chomskying
Bubba's Brain: Cat has fleas....?
||||||||| "10:46 PM? I'm late!" exclaims cease, who then scurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
llanwydd: leaving, cat? must be autumn
professorPoop: when will they fix that tower in Pisa fong?
Bubba's Brain: Get a collar!
professorPoop: ahh the voice of ahhh, clem
klokwkdog: he's off to eat the Chinese
llanwydd: have a good week, cat
Dexter Fong: pP: They're content with it not falling down
Bunnyboy: doc: Project 5 Version 2 has real for-real arpeggiation modules for each instrument. And one of the new sampler synths is amazing: Dimension.
professorPoop: have a good time ahh, clem and bambi and thanks again
klokwkdog: great show, Clem! good stuff!
professorPoop: put some pizzas under it
Dave: well I'm gonna cut out, got lots to do, hopefully I can get a chance to pop in next thursday, no idea what I'll be doing though, been great, here's goes nothing! layter all!
||||||||| "Hey Dave!" ... Dave turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:48 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: Clem: Thanks for a truly puzzling but enjoyable broadcast
professorPoop: best of luck dave, see you
doctecazoid: bun: yeah i've heard about the v2 arpeggiator, it's supposed to be ecceptional. ableton live 5 a new arp fn as well, haven't had the time to play with it yet - had to get up to speed quick on just basic recording & editing
Dexter Fong: Dave: Night and have fun
doctecazoid: ecceptional = exceptional
klokwkdog: nite dave
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:48 PM and LiliLamont waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bubba's Brain: Lili!
professorPoop: ahh llili mmmm nice grap
Dexter Fong: Hey Lili =))
doctecazoid: live and direct from across her living room - it's Lili!
ah,clem: thank you all for beeing here, good night...
llanwydd: hi lil!
LiliLamont: Hi, guys.
professorPoop: grape even
Bunnyboy: Dimension is an additive sampler synth. Unlike Gigastudio, and the other "big file" samplers, this one uses an open-standard WAV referencing instrument file, that can be edited and modified in any text editor.
klokwkdog: two for the prix of one! hellow Lili!
Dexter Fong: Night Clem, and again thanks
llanwydd: hey doc
Bambi: Hey Lili!
professorPoop: good night to ask for raise ah, clem?
LiliLamont: professor:all the guys like my grapes.
klokwkdog: unfortunately, you missed all of the CNI tonight, which Clem picked some very choice for
doctecazoid: bb: ooh, additive synth using homegrown wavs as source - nicey nice
professorPoop: I like to roll them around on my tongue and then oops sorry
Bunnyboy: Doc: So, you just point out where the samples are on your drive, instead of bundling them all up.
LiliLamont: Hi, Dex, klok, Bambi. Long time no chat.
professorPoop: good night irene
klokwkdog: very long time, Lili...
LiliLamont: Professor, you wild man!
Bunnyboy: Doc: The string samples are as good as any I have, if not better.
doctecazoid: i can definitely see the sonic possibilities with that bb - pretty damn cool
professorPoop: wrong chatroom sorry again
Bunnyboy: Lili! Hiya, pal!
Bunnyboy hugs Darlin' Lili
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Are those strings theoretical?
LiliLamont: Hi, Bun. So nice to see... uh, hear... uh, whatever...
Bunnyboy: Doc: And then, of course, you can plug effects and mods all over the place.
professorPoop: irene has a nice voice
doctecazoid: synful's strings are additive as well - the thing that makes synful take acoustic replication to the next level tho is it's 'articulation library' - it takes your keyboard playing and truly mimics the way the the instrument is played
professorPoop: hehe he said articulation hehe
doctecazoid: art tickle-ation
||||||||| CommieMartyr sneaks in around 10:53 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Bunnyboy: Doc: If you haven't seen MOOG, buy or rent it. It includes a demo version of the VST Minimoog emulator. Meaty, it is.
klokwkdog: i've had enough effects being plugged on the radio lately...
Bunnyboy: lo CM
CommieMartyr: May I take your hats and coke, sirs?
||||||||| 10:54 PM -- ah,clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
klokwkdog: ah Linux Link's new intro with the Conan stuff
doctecazoid: bb: i bought the arturia's moog modular emulation early last year - it's totally amazing
Bunnyboy: Speaking of past tech difficulties - I finally got my DVD-ROM drive working again. Yay!
LiliLamont: Don't take my coke, hand me a pickle!
doctecazoid: talk about modulation heaven
professorPoop: new wave
CommieMartyr: You're lucky you have your brown paper bag
Bubba's Brain hits the self-deconstruct button.
klokwkdog: show 98 is the current one
professorPoop: poof lol
LiliLamont: No, Bubba, don't do it!
Dexter Fong: Klok: Here comes a mis-send
Bunnyboy: doc: That's the one. Man, I'm seriously thinking about that myself, but...gotta save SOME pennies for a rainy day, even if there ain't no levee here.
Bubba's Brain: Yes, I'm going to over-analyze myself.
klokwkdog: show 97 is worth downloading; they spend most of it talking with the President of Magnatunes (We Are Not Evil)
klokwkdog: he's reciting Conan from memory
doctecazoid: bb: you had dvd drive probs? i did too not lone ago - for me it was a software issue (needed those asip drivers from adaptec)
LiliLamont: Bun: Doc and I were discussing why noone at NPR has used "When the Levee Breaks" as a musical interlude between all the Karina reporting.
Bunnyboy: Oh, wait. That's right. There's Moog Modular, and then the Minimoog V thang. The demo is the Minimoog.
LiliLamont: Katrina.
doctecazoid: lone = long, sorry (lili caught that)
Bubba's Brain: Drove my chevy to the levee......
CommieMartyr: moog schmoog, I'm a straight wire with a tube and gain guy.
Merlyn: another chico marx joke after the levees are pointed out: "thatsa the jewish neighborhood?"
professorPoop: yes some pie please
doctecazoid: greenberg & levee, attorney's at the beach
LiliLamont: If it keeps on raining, levee's gonna break...
Bunnyboy: Lili: Rights clearance? I dunno...
doctecazoid: tuuuuuuuuubes - gaaaaaaain - sigh
Bubba's Brain: Good taste...
doctecazoid: yes i agree bubba
llanwydd: well folks, I am ex-freakin-zausted, as they say. I will be exprusioning your digital vestiges until the eight of septembre.
LiliLamont: They get clearance on so much stuff, and they usually don't play the entire song.
CommieMartyr: mesa tubes!
doctecazoid: who's they?
klokwkdog: nite Ilan, rest!
LiliLamont: Sounds painful, llanwydd.
professorPoop: the big and wet easy
CommieMartyr: mesa amps. usual suspects for tubes.
Bunnyboy: doc: Yeah, I installed some crappy software from a Columbia BMG Content Protected Audio CD, and it booged my DVD-ROM drive.
llanwydd: in other words, good night
LiliLamont: Bon nuit!
Dexter Fong: Night Ilan
professorPoop: oh ok, night llan
professorPoop: ciaooo
Bunnyboy: I upgraded and reinstalled my IDE drivers, where the problem seemed to be generating...no luck.
Merlyn: nite llan
doctecazoid: bb: propellerhead software has officially closed the book on their "ReBirth RB338" program (pre-Reason) ... now they're allowing registered Reason users to download it gratis
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
CommieMartyr: Wait you guys, I wanted to show you this grape!
professorPoop: I cannot think of the lyrics with the linux show in my ears
klokwkdog prefers Mission tube amps ;-)
professorPoop: that's lili's grape, grab him
Bunnyboy: I finally found a firmware driver at www.driverguide.com, installed it in DOS mode, tested all my DVD apps extensively. I'm back in business!
CommieMartyr: good enough
Bunnyboy: nite llan!
Bubba's Brain: You grabbed it too hard -- it let out a little w(h)ine.
LiliLamont: Bun and Doc are in their own private Idaho.
doctecazoid: bb: sorry to hear of your dvd drive woes - i rarely trust any software that comes from a commercially-released audio cd or dvd
professorPoop: install in dos mode? wow
CommieMartyr: <<< beatin' the eagle and a quick retreat
professorPoop: squeeze him again maybe he'll pass another
klokwkdog: sounds more like Island of the Lost Synths, Lili
LiliLamont: Squeeze him again and the duck comes down.
Bunnyboy: doc: Well, I won't be putting such thangs near my drives again. Play by the "rules", and what happens?
doctecazoid: mac OSX users are finally getting a taste of a command-line interface with their 'terminal' app
Bubba's Brain: I gotta go. See ya all next week... hopefully.
Bunnyboy: Did Lili say something? ; )
professorPoop: ahhh she said duck, that was the magic word, we have a winner
LiliLamont: I know, klok. Can you imagine if this was a cocktail party?
Bunnyboy: I can't hear over Doc's babbleon.
klokwkdog: this IS a cocktail party!
LiliLamont: were
||||||||| Bubba's Brain is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 11:04 PM.
Bunnyboy: Nite, Bub!
CommieMartyr: babbleon 5
doctecazoid: "The Island of Lost Synths" - a tale of haunting beauty, thrills and cheesy solos
klokwkdog: (Lili is now supposed to scream, "OH NOOOOO!"
klokwkdog: )
LiliLamont: Holy shit, that's my problem. No cocktail!
professorPoop: night bubba
LiliLamont: OH NOOOOO!
CommieMartyr: It's gonna be one pissed rooster when he gets one.
Bunnyboy: doc: That said, the audio CD is a fine one for "traditional" perusal: THE BEST OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN.
professorPoop: have a cockortwo instead
Dexter Fong: Night Bubba'
doctecazoid: guess that's my cue - i'll be back after i make lili a drink (poof....
doctecazoid: zip-and-i'm-gone
LiliLamont: Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He got the hint.
CommieMartyr: shel silverstein was one of the coolest sombidges to every walk on dirt.
Bunnyboy: It has kid tracks, adult tracks, and tracks done by others, like Johnny Cash, Dr. Hook, Bobby Bare, etc.
klokwkdog: Lili: e.e. cummings - Plato told him, he wouldn't believe it...
LiliLamont: I like a responsive bartender.
Dexter Fong: Catherwood respond to Lili
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Dexter Fong and asks "Do you have something for me to do?"
Dexter Fong: schmuck
klokwkdog: The Proms this week had a redition of Boulez' ee cummings ist der dichter ROFL story behind that title
LiliLamont: Hey, if you get the chance, check out the Kinky Friedman story in The New Yorker about his campaign to become the governor of Texas.
Bambi: OK, great to see you all tonight ... gotta go see the old pictures my sister sent unfortunately in pdf format. .... yuk
Bambi: see ya next time!
klokwkdog: you can hear that Prom for 4 or 5 more days at the website, pretty good
klokwkdog: nite Bambi
LiliLamont: Dex: I'm thinking of dumping Catherwood for Doc.
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to LiliLamont and mumbles "My ears are burning..."
Bunnyboy: nite Bambi!
Merlyn: pdf format tintypes?
professorPoop: have a super week and thanks bambi, bye
klokwkdog: enjoy your gasfest
Bambi smiles and waves good night :-)
Dexter Fong: Night bambi
klokwkdog: I love this kids screaming in the background effect TLLTS uses ;-)
Bambi: I guess ... not sure Bunny ... have to check ...doesn't give much ability to do anything from what I can see so far
||||||||| "Hey Bambi!" ... Bambi turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:09 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
klokwkdog: eventually in this show, they actually do get around to talking about Linux!
professorPoop: I was listening to cni the other night, it was radical wow
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
LiliLamont: One of these days I'll get that loaded on my system. But there are times when I wonder if I want to be beaten up as a sys admin or sys engineer again.
professorPoop: I had not heard a lecture like that since sociology classes
Dexter Fong: Lili: Better to be hanged as a wolf as a sheep]
CommieMartyr: Quick! How many programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Dexter Fong: What's a light blub
professorPoop: what OS?
Bunnyboy: Dex: Tell it to Ralph.
CommieMartyr: Can't be done. It's a hardware problem.
Merlyn: 11010101
LiliLamont: Prof: CNI?
professorPoop: ahhh, caught me
Bunnyboy: Merl: 16 bit, please.
klokwkdog: Lili - Just download and burn a CD of Knoppix or Kannotix or PC Linux OS, preferably on a CD-RW you can re-use. Then you don't have to change your system one iota and you always have a neat rescue disc, too
professorPoop: yes, explaining about politics and self-interest and group theory and dependence upon technology, it was fun
klokwkdog: CNI radio, Lili -- they run FST albums, etc. on Thur. eve. at 9
Merlyn: 0xd5
professorPoop: among other topics
Dexter Fong: Time for the Circle the Block, spot the spot Dear Friends
professorPoop: ahhh maybe it was FST, that describes them too :D
LiliLamont: Actually, Klok, Doc and I are going to build another system, so that I have Linux and I'll upgrade to XP Pro on the other. I've already purchased SUSE Linux.
klokwkdog: Lili - CNI Radio in Winamp or whatever player you prefer
professorPoop: hail rita, good luck
Dexter Fong: Night for now, maybe back later..Night Dear Friends
professorPoop: oops, I misunderstood the question, thanks guys
Bunnyboy: nite Dex!
klokwkdog: Lili - Knoppix runs right off the CD, excellent sanity test even if you don't want to run Linux in case your system ever crashes
CommieMartyr: If you circle the block, Fong, avoid police street.
klokwkdog: and it's free
LiliLamont: Thanks, Klok. I've gotten into the habit of streaming KCRW and I don't think about switching on Thursdays. Of course, I've missed a lot of Thursdays for obvious reasons.
klokwkdog: happy parking, Dex
LiliLamont: Good nite, Dex.
klokwkdog: certainly, Lili.
Merlyn: knight decks
klokwkdog: this TLLTS playing now is ROFL
klokwkdog: they still aren't talking about Linux...
LiliLamont: But by the end of December, I'll be able to start growing my hair back! Woo hoo!
Bunnyboy: Yes, puking and moaning was my monthly Friday routine, about 16 years ago. No fun.
klokwkdog: Lili - see NYT today. Mohawks are very, very 'in'
CommieMartyr: Lili, you taking chemo
Bunnyboy: The cartoons helped.
CommieMartyr: ?
klokwkdog: more conan!
LiliLamont: Yep. I'm in the second phase. When that's over, I'm going through radiation for 7 weeks or so.
doctecazoid: klok: i saw that image with the mohawk on the tyke - looked like the tyke was thinkin' to himself "i pity the fool! ... "
klokwkdog: Lili - http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/fashion/thursdaystyles/01mohawk.html
CommieMartyr: I feel your discomforture. I helped my wife through it.
klokwkdog: keep at it Lili!
LiliLamont: Commie: Perhaps you aren't aware. I found a lump in February and went through a couple of surgeries. Now I'm channeling Sinead O'Connor. Doc says it's a good look for me.
professorPoop: I have a reverse mohawk haircut, without even trying
Bunnyboy: Cartoons helped me recover from Hodgkin's Disease. I here to testify!
klokwkdog: time to try, like, really radical wigs. blue, saffron, etc
LiliLamont: Klok: Believe it or not, my outlook has improved.
doctecazoid: klok: we've got all the makings of a new pc for lili here at her place (incl. win xp) - we'll be building her an xp system for her day to day computing so we can do a fresh suse install on her old system
Bunnyboy: Oops, "I'm"
LiliLamont: Humor is helping me a lot!
CommieMartyr: (((((Lili))))))
klokwkdog: YOUR outlook, or their outlook for you. I hope the former and that the latter was always super-positive
professorPoop: there is an upgrade for outlook express?
LiliLamont: Prof: Think of yourself as way ahead of the curve.
klokwkdog: Dr. Humor?
doctecazoid: ...and she's already got a kvm switch so she can jump back & forth between the 2 systems
klokwkdog: Poop - it's called Thunderbird ;-)
LiliLamont: Prof: Yes. It's called Firefox.
professorPoop: ok ok I get the hint gosh
Bunnyboy: pP: Hey, we can start a keen new band: The Alan Bradys!
LiliLamont: Oh wait. Sorry, I was thinking Internet Exploder.
klokwkdog: DT - why not build the XP system as dual boot from the beginning?
Bunnyboy: (sings) Al-an Br-a-a-ady, Al-an Br-a-a-ady...
CommieMartyr: I play rythm! I play rythm!
professorPoop: I thought of myself as a yule brenner
klokwkdog: ...and instead found that you were a yule log...
CommieMartyr: I can't spell it but I play it.
LiliLamont: Klok: My outlook is better because my various doctors are really sharp and have good patient skills.
professorPoop: or was it jimmy durante, one of those
doctecazoid: klok: she's not sure she wants to go the dual boot route - it'll make her life easier if she doesn't continually have to reboot to get from one os to the other
CommieMartyr: durant? who nose?
professorPoop: hehe alan brady made me think of laura in the capri pants hehe
klokwkdog: Lili - reminded of an old Sandy Dennis movie where she tells the resident and about 18 students after they show up and give her a pelvic, "Thank you. Thank you ALL very much!"
Bunnyboy: He's got a million of 'em! HOT! chachachaCHA!
doctecazoid: she can have both systems running side by side - and switch from one os to the other with the stroke of a key or two
klokwkdog: patient skills vy important
professorPoop: chacha, is he still on tv?
CommieMartyr: she just uses that chromium switch
LiliLamont: Klok: Hmmmm... I'm due for my annual smear. Maybe I can get my ob-gyn to arrange that.
Bunnyboy: Is that chaCHA, or ChaCHI?
doctecazoid: speaking of internet expeller, anyone head of http://www.getfoxie.com ?
professorPoop: gesundheit
LiliLamont: You people are so supersticious.
doctecazoid: it's an IE plug-in that makes it work like firefox
klokwkdog: Doc - I'm running two systems right now (I'm in a duel with Ken and someone else for rank in Folding@Home score), one XP and one Mandrake Linux. But BOTH boxes are multiple boot to multiple OSes so either can run anything.
LiliLamont: superstitious
Bunnyboy: (sings) Chapi chapo, badabee, chapo chapi beedeba...
Bunnyboy: Death, or ChiChi?
professorPoop: it is unlucky to be superstitious
CommieMartyr: death
LiliLamont: I'll take ChiChi!
klokwkdog: Lili - patient skills are very important. Many doctors now have the bedside manner of a brick
CommieMartyr: I fear chichi
professorPoop: I will try SUSE or something similar when I have to get a new pc
Bunnyboy: CHIchichichiCHichichichi!
doctecazoid: well, if she wants to do the dual-boot thing with her new system it's certainly an option. if you have a moment in the next few days, send us a couple of links where we can get more info on setting up a dual boot xp/linux box
professorPoop: chichi loves salsa
CommieMartyr: Canadian, huh?
LiliLamont: No shit, Klok. You're describing my shrink. Good thing he only prescribes meds.
Bunnyboy: CM: Wise choice. But first, a little ChiChi!
CommieMartyr: crank up the mambo kings
klokwkdog: Poop -- download and burn Knoppix to a CD. You can boot the CD and run Linux for free and never change your hard drive.
LiliLamont: CM: My granddaughter is Canadian.
professorPoop: knoppix, ok, thanks
klokwkdog just said no to drugs. Hardly ever hears the voices anymore, even so
Bunnyboy: Martin Mull tells a version of that joke in THE ARISTOCRATS. And, of course, it's featured on EAT OR BE EATEN.
CommieMartyr: See if she can sneak us a little gasoline down here.
professorPoop: ahh pardon, bonsoir ma belle lili
klokwkdog: Poop - http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
klokwkdog: download the .iso file, burn it to a CD (if you've never burned an image, check out how that's done) and you're good to go for the price of a 700 MB download.
Bunnyboy: I gotta go play wit' muh dogs. Nite y'all. Keep laffin', Lili. There's nothing better!
klokwkdog: if you burn to CD-RW, if you don't like it, you can re-use the CD, too ;-)
LiliLamont: CM: Gas, schmas. Better when she brings weed.
professorPoop: super, thanks
professorPoop: hip hop bb
LiliLamont: Hey, on NPR tonight, they said gas was going for over $5 a gallon in Atlanta. Here it's just over $3.
klokwkdog: according to Cat, the gas prices in Vancouver are higher than here, Commie
CommieMartyr: weed will get you through times of no coastline better than coastline will get you through times of no weed.
LiliLamont: Nite, Bun.
doctecazoid: you can get a free dos-based iso cd burner pgm from the free downloads section http://www.goldenhawk.com (makers of CDR-WIN)
CommieMartyr: we aint got no gas.
klokwkdog: goodnight Bunnyboy
professorPoop: the driver compatibility was my major concern, that can be onerous
LiliLamont: Yes! BTW, are you familiar with Feds 'n' Heads?
klokwkdog: yeah. but it's just that Nero and Roxio and such make .iso-burning kind of difficult to find. it's there, but kinda hidden
professorPoop: fantastic, thanks again
CommieMartyr: Long time ago
LiliLamont: CM: Where are you?
doctecazoid: nite bb
CommieMartyr: L.A. Lower Alabama
LiliLamont: Well, I've still got the game, ensconced in a Monopoly set.
||||||||| At 11:33 PM, Bunnyboy vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
klokwkdog: Poop -- Knoppix is kind of amazing in that regard -- it analyzes the hardware during boot and does the best guess without ever asking any questions. I've had it not work, but on most h/w, it at least manages to come up to a GUI
CommieMartyr: It's a keeper, Lili
LiliLamont: CM: Wow, sorry to hear that. My neice lives (lived) in New Orleans and she left on Saturday for Shreveport. Smart girl.
klokwkdog: the motto is "boot to Linux in about 5 minutes"
doctecazoid: ah yes - lili's feds & heads board game - i've seen it! (i may even have a copy myself, buried in the original magazine)
CommieMartyr: I used to have the diarama from how time flies but it was destroyed when I moved.
LiliLamont: CM: I've kept it this long...
professorPoop: ahhh ok, they are making it user friendly, I wrote drivers about 20 years ago and so I know nothing now
doctecazoid: i've managed to hang on to mine - may have to consider selling it and a bunch of other stuff to bring in some money soon
CommieMartyr: Lili, we dodged the worst of it in Montgomery, But south of here, it's bad.
klokwkdog: Poop -- driver writing will do that to you!
doctecazoid: CM: you dodged a bullet!
professorPoop: yes, I decided to leaving programming to the programmers
LiliLamont: CM: But are they having the same problems with looting and gunfire as N'awlins?
CommieMartyr: I'm chicken. Just can't pullet.
doctecazoid: program the programming programmers
professorPoop: but the microsoft programmers have gone amok
klokwkdog: Poop -- now it's "...decided to leave programming to India"
LiliLamont: Prof: You're a wise man. That stuff is for the kids.
CommieMartyr: No, the population is less dense and things are going ok. But it's still a huge catastrophe.
klokwkdog: actually, I was listening to This Week in Tech #20; some MS programmer brought back a virus...
klokwkdog: a REAL virus, he came to the US with measles...
doctecazoid: "Click YES to sell your soul to Microsoft, or NO to revoke your social security number"
CommieMartyr: virus from india trumps my greek grape.
LiliLamont: CM: I can understand. The last time we were hit with a serious hurricane was in 1995 with Gloria. And it was in no way as catastrophic.
professorPoop: my no key is not working
klokwkdog: see Episode 20 at: http://thisweekintech.com/
CommieMartyr: maybe it's only a half a key.
LiliLamont: You had to split it with the sound effects man?
klokwkdog: this RIAA rap song is funny
CommieMartyr: thanks rocky!
doctecazoid: a regular RIAAt
professorPoop: I met camille and and donna and andrew and a few others
doctecazoid: this just in: lili manages to coax her two older cats back into the house - drinks for everyone! :)
CommieMartyr: Well, I gotta go. I'm so tired....
professorPoop: not a small reason I moved from miami
doctecazoid: yeah, i'm fading fast too - gonna have to pack it in soon
CommieMartyr: There's a dwarf here with my name on it.
professorPoop: catherwood give me a cold beer
||||||||| Catherwood gets professorPoop a cold beer.
Merlyn: I'm taking off too, bye
klokwkdog thought her cats were on the waggon
klokwkdog: nite, Commie
professorPoop: I will toodle too, best luck to everyone, thanks, maybe try linux this week, toodles
CommieMartyr: good night mr. and mrs. calabash, wherever you are.
klokwkdog: yeah, I'm gone. everyone, have a good'n
||||||||| At 11:42 PM, professorPoop rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
LiliLamont: The kittens are on the wagon. The cats are out of control.
klokwkdog: bye and all that
CommieMartyr: hotchachacha
doctecazoid: klok: looking fwd to one or more links to good dual-boot setup tutorials
||||||||| CommieMartyr is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:42 PM.
||||||||| Merlyn is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 11:42 PM.
doctecazoid: note everyine - i mean, nite everyone
klokwkdog: herd them together, Lili, herd them together....
||||||||| At 11:42 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, klokwkdog!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
LiliLamont: Well, gee, guys, I'm sorry I drove you all away. (Sigh...)
doctecazoid: or, as they say in sominex land: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................./
doctecazoid: dex: sorry we missed you, hope your parking waltz went well
doctecazoid: ttfn :-)
||||||||| At 11:43 PM, doctecazoid runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
LiliLamont: I'm out of here, too. Thank grid I've got Doc in the flesh.
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:44 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs LiliLamont by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| 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..
Dexter Fong: Thanks Doc..it wnet fairly quickly....stopp;ed for a couple slices...night all
||||||||| It's 12:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:18 AM and Charles Throat waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Charles Throat: Drat. Late to the party.
||||||||| At 12:19 AM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Charles Throat!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| "2:15 AM? 2:15 AM!!" says Catherwood, "Donny Noah should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Donny Noah enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
Donny Noah: A frree girl or a free gif what they promised. Get the best both worlds. Pick them up in a WOODEE! Click their address http://nationalsurveypanel.com/rd_p?p=110874&c=12020-calvsflgirl500gclap_emc_d30&a=IAN
||||||||| At 2:17 AM, Donny Noah runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| 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
Bubba's Brain
Charles Throat
Dexter Fong
Donny Noah
Dr. Headphones
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And, "The Home Team"