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 22, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:24 AM, dragging Firebroiled by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
Firebroiled: Live in the Future! Yes, live in the Future, now! It's just around the corner. Yes, in fact, it's come right here to beautiful THURSDAY NIGHT CHAT!
||||||||| Firebroiled leaves at 8:24 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'alejandra', just granted probation at 6:25 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| It's 6:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| alejandra - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "8:38 PM and late as usual, it's ah,clem, just back from Chesterfield."
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood leads Merlyn in through the front door at 9:04 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
ah,clem: hi Merl
||||||||| Catherwood leads llanwydd into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:05 PM, then departs.
Merlyn: hello
llanwydd: let me in! let me in!
Merlyn: hey lland
Merlyn: into what?
llanwydd: are we officially begun or are we waiting for the electrician?
Merlyn: c'wood opened the chat already
llanwydd: we don't dare say his name anymore
Merlyn: nah, catherwood is too touchy now
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Merlyn and mumbles "Do you have something for me to do?"
llanwydd: well he's of a better disposition this week at least
Merlyn: catherwood, make me a banananarama daiquirinquiry
||||||||| Catherwood gets Merlyn a banananarama daiquirinquiry.
Merlyn: our fust murvie
llanwydd: cool name for a fust murvie
||||||||| "9:12 PM? 9:12 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cat2 should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cat2 enters and sits at the bar.
ah,clem: catherwood, roll me a bomber
||||||||| Catherwood rolls ah,clem a bomber.
cat2: am i on yet?
llanwydd: I see you speling is gowing heighwyrre laike mein duz
cat2: speaking of tokes...
Merlyn: starting right off with 2?
ah,clem: yup
llanwydd: cat2, are you the same as cat1?
cat2: this only has a tidbit of firesign, bergman singing the dirty dog in the "shower"
cat2: maybe i'll go back to mrs. garcia on janeane
cat2: fun with lesbians
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:14 PM and late as usual, it's HurricaneTweeny, just back from Billville."
Merlyn: thought she wasn't on tonight, cat
cat2: is that like Hurricane Carter?
HurricaneTweeny: Evacuate immediately.
llanwydd: hey tween!
cat2: she comes and goes, just like all lesbians
cat2: i dont know why i'm cat2 instead of cease. i'm not on the mac. it's in use by a houseguest
llanwydd: look what the cat blew in
Merlyn: time to send out those "greetings from Billville" twister postcards...http://www.firesigntheatre.com/bvhtml/postcard.html
llanwydd: oh, you're THAT cat. good thing you told us
HurricaneTweeny: So this is "A Child's Garden"... Pretty good.
HurricaneTweeny: No doubt Merl.
cat2: yeah this isnt bad, maybe ONCE
llanwydd: my grandmother died Sunday and I had to drive all the way to Pennsylvania for the funeral yesterday
HurricaneTweeny: The apartment complex in Austin posted tornado warnings on our doors.
cat2: sorry to hear that, llan
llanwydd: got back home the same day
cat2: from texas, llan? that's a long way. even by plane
HurricaneTweeny: Condolences, LL.
cat2: dope is a lot better to consume than to make comedy albums about
llanwydd: not texas. I live in upstate NY
llanwydd: thanks tween
cat2: you'd think they'd go together, but unfortunately....
llanwydd: she was 94. She lived a good life and she died happy
Merlyn: they already touched on that; everyone thinks they're super creative (but they aren't)
||||||||| 9:20 PM: Warp jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:20 PM and late as usual, it's Bambi, just back from Michigan."
cat2: my parents are getting up there. my dad turns 88 next week
cat2: hi bambi
||||||||| Bambi rushes off, saying "9:21 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
HurricaneTweeny: They're warping in deers!
Merlyn: hey warp, bambi
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bambi inside, makes a note of the time (9:21 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: welcome, Warp!
cat2: this sounds like the Marc Emery Memorial show
||||||||| "9:21 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bambi, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Warp: hello all
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Bambi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:21 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
llanwydd: hey Bambi!
ah,clem: hi
||||||||| Bambi leaves to catch the 9:21 PM train to Michigan.
ah,clem: hope you are enjoying the selection....
Merlyn: places to go, things to be...
llanwydd: bambi we hardly knew ye
Warp: clem, ah
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bambi close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:22 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the vestibule.
Bambi: well, that's better
HurricaneTweeny: Bambi doesn't know whether she's coming or going...
Bambi: went back to Firefox
Merlyn: what was happening?
Bambi: Opera does weird stuff when you try to enter on a line to send in java chat
Merlyn: this has no java
cat2: speaking of fucking firefox...
Bambi: sends me back to the sign on page
HurricaneTweeny: I see that they've taken the ads out of Opera, but Firefox seems to do the job nicely.
Merlyn: hmm
llanwydd: Warp, are you anyone we know? If not we know you now!
Bambi: ah, ok...well Opera doesn't like it non the less
cat2: i had some strange message this afdt telling me that spybot detected something and i had to say no to something that was attwcking my computer
HurricaneTweeny: You've had problems with Firefox, cat?
cat2: then i couldnt get into mozilla at all, or email.
Bambi: yes, Firefox is great
Warp: mozilla here in the waiting room
cat2: i got email and mozilla back, but yahoo refuses to let me in anymore
Bambi: But I am testing out Opera Free 8.5 too
cat2: it gives me a new password, i try it and it doesnt work. this has happened many times today
Warp: or sit here in the fire box
Merlyn: I'll see if I can fix that, but it sounds like an opera bug, since it should to a reload on the page here, not the index
Bambi: thanks Merly
Bambi: Merlyn
Bambi: Cat that's odd
Warp: yes good luck
Bambi: let me try it with my Yahoo email
cat2: i gather there's no news on what we were talking about last week
cat2: i emilaed yahoo customer support. i hope they get back to me
Merlyn: nope, still bad
Bambi: no problem here in Windows in Firefox at Yahoo!
||||||||| principalPoop sashays in at 9:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cat2: ive been happy with My Yahoo as a homepage. until today
principalPoop: you bet
Bambi: I would remove any saved passwords that you have for Yahoo! and any Yahoo! cookies and try again.
llanwydd: I picked all my tomatoes Monday. Ton of green tomatoes. Only one or two ripened on the vine but a few are ripening on the windowsill
HurricaneTweeny: Hey PP...
cat2: well, there are worse things.
principalPoop: where are you on the path tweeny?
cat2: my jays got 5 runs in the first inning, but motherfucking seattle just came back to tie
||||||||| 9:28 PM: Captain_Equinox 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!"
principalPoop: you can fry green tomatoes
HurricaneTweeny: The path of wisdom?
Captain_Equinox: And it has been a year and a half, hasn't it, since the vernal equinox of aught-4...
Bambi: hi PP
principalPoop: holy sunspot batman, it is captain equinox
HurricaneTweeny: Evenin', Captain...
Bambi: hi CaptEquinox
llanwydd: when life gives you green tomatoes, make picallili
Captain_Equinox: Good evening, everybody!
llanwydd: yes pp I am planning to fry a couple tonight
Bambi: or wonderful fried green tomatoes
principalPoop: mmmm bambi, how are you doing?
HurricaneTweeny: Will Lili let you do that?
Merlyn: is it the equinox already?
principalPoop: ahhh clem
Bambi: have a pot full of green tomatoes to fry up
principalPoop: picallili, that is without voice right?
llanwydd: but most of them are being prepared for picallili
Captain_Equinox: Yes Brian, the autumnal equinox was at 6:38 Eastern time this afternoon.
Bambi: Clem was talking about that this morning ... I thought it was yesterday
principalPoop: ahh did reebus jump in the hole again?
llanwydd: so it is fall already? I always read a James Michener novel in the fall
Captain_Equinox: Nope, Fran, today. I forgot to balance my egg, though.
Bambi: yep...Fall now for sure
Captain_Equinox: LLan, which one are you reading this time?
Bambi: me too ... I just thought of it just now!
principalPoop: ahhh clem and auuu tumn
llanwydd: but believe it or not, I have just started reading Kerouac's "On the Road". Would you believe I have gone all these years without reading it?
Warp: Can I buy some pot from you?
principalPoop: I have never read that
Captain_Equinox: Oh, I read that in college, years and years ago. It's, um, very stream of consciousness.
Captain_Equinox: Warp, I don't think you can do that yet online...
principalPoop: I have lots of oregano for sale, I mean primpo sensamillia
Captain_Equinox: I want technology to improve to the point where we can just print it out. Or is that what hemp paper is for?
Bambi: and even if you could ... would be a problem for sure in US
principalPoop: primo
Captain_Equinox: I don't need oregano, but I'll take some curry if you have it. I find I need large amounts of curry lately, for some reason.
Captain_Equinox: But I don't think my printer can handle printing out curry either. Damn it! And where's my promised personal jetpack already?
principalPoop: tim curry, go to blockbuster, he is in lots of movies
llanwydd: yes, you smoke oregano because you don't have better sens
Captain_Equinox: Yes, PrinPoop, all bad! :)
Bambi: chicken soup?
Captain_Equinox: No Fran, my printer doesn't... no wait, it does, but that's just from what I spilled earlier.
principalPoop: mmmmm chicken soup in every pot
Bambi: could use some homemade chicken soup myself today
Captain_Equinox: Autumn is definitely the time to start thinking about chicken soup! And/or miso soup...
Bambi: flu or something today ... no fun
Captain_Equinox: Why doesn't some enterprising Japanese restaurant just make chicken miso soup and have done with it?
llanwydd: chicken soup for the sole
Captain_Equinox: Sorry to hear it, Fran, get well soon!
principalPoop: weather changing, keep warm, lots of fluids
principalPoop: it is still almost 90 here
||||||||| Outside, the 9:35 PM downtown bus from North Kingstown pulls away, leaving klokwkdog coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
klokwkdog: hello
llanwydd: speaking of chicken soup, I made Brunswick stew the other day with okra from my own garden
Captain_Equinox: Good evening, Klok!
principalPoop: click klok
cat2: Fumiyo made Gyoza tonight. i'm lucky if that happens once a year
HurricaneTweeny: Yo Klok...
Bambi: thanks ... hope to be feeling much better by Saturday's show time for sure ... would hate to be ill for the show
Bambi: hey Klok
klokwkdog: Dex Fong said to tell everyone he might be later or not atoll
cat2: i had to run upstairs and take advantage of the awesome food, if only a few bits
klokwkdog: hi Bambi
llanwydd: the japanese don't eat chicken. just beef and fish
cat2: are you ok bambi?
principalPoop: is fong ok?
klokwkdog: you are in IL now, Bambi?
principalPoop: I did not know that llan
Merlyn: they eat chicken, but turkey is rare
cat2: where is kend tonight? i was thinking of him when i heard about fema sending the ice to maine instead of new orleans
llanwydd: I haven't had gyoza since 1986
Merlyn: they eat duck, too
llanwydd: hard to get in these parts
klokwkdog: the japanese eat chicken al jus?
Bambi: not great Cat ... still feeling under the weather tonight unfortunately
principalPoop: gesundheit llan
Bambi: We are in MI
cat2: bullshit, llan. yakitori, chicken on a skewer, is a big thing in japan
Captain_Equinox: Cat, is that true? The Japanese don't eat chicken?
Captain_Equinox: That's what I thought - thanks Cat!
cat2: no duck, except gourmet types
cat2: a true lie
principalPoop: nino makes it looks like canada
Merlyn: I only know about turkey because they had to explain what it was on Iron Chef
HurricaneTweeny: We're going to be needing a few pounds of ice in Galveston for sure, if not a new island.
cat2: yaki tori is basic japanese bar food
llanwydd: sorry cat. never heard of it
klokwkdog: Fong is probably taking advantage of NYC's plethora of entertainment events, in tow of or with frau in tow...
llanwydd: I stand corrected. I thought that was a chinese thing
Captain_Equinox: NYC is the place to be in the autumn, Klok! I don't blame him one bit.
Merlyn: yeah, but they know what a duck is.
cat2: i cant understand why sushi became popular and not yaki tori
Captain_Equinox: I miss NYC, even though I live there. (What I miss most is Manhattan.)
cat2: yaki tori is REALLY GOOD
principalPoop: you are thinking of peeking duck, hehe
HurricaneTweeny: Yeah, but they know why a duck?
llanwydd: my favorite japanese food is easily sukiyaki
cat2: sushi is also more bar food than something you'd eat for dinner at home
Captain_Equinox: Cat, I've found that the quality of yakitori is fairly dependent upon the sauce used.
principalPoop: viaduct?
klokwkdog: Yeah, Equinox, the showers have begun after summer drought and are beginning to wash the great piles of soot there that you normally see
cat2: very true, capt
cat2: and of course, the chicken. we are lucky to have a fantasitc chicken butcher shop in north van
Captain_Equinox: Nah Klok, 'tain't the soot, it's the, um, unique smell...
Merlyn: barf food?
HurricaneTweeny: Groucho tips his cigar...
Warp: anyone in texas here?
klokwkdog: stand fast, Tweeny! Don't let the silly storm intimidate you ;-)
principalPoop: it takes many years to become an official sushi chef
cat2: "japanese wine" indeed
HurricaneTweeny: Austin, warp.
Merlyn: Nino says tweeny is
cat2: yakitori is great with sake
HurricaneTweeny: Lot's of rain & possible tornadoes forecast.
Bambi: I am not sure that storm is so silly ... sounds a bit serious to me
cat2: no it doesnt. my friend's university age son became a sushi chef in Victoria
Captain_Equinox: What's wrong with Japanese wine? I love plum wine.
Merlyn: but he guessed plano - quid malberg!
Warp: is a big ass storm... small for texas
principalPoop: is that extra or ordinary plano?
cat2: the stoned couple mean sake, not Umeshu (plum wine in Nihongo)
Captain_Equinox: Please take care of yourself, Tweeny! Although I do hear that Austin's fairly inland...
cat2: isnt everytrhing, warp
llanwydd: I've had sake. I understand it's hard to make. you need an ingredient called kame koji which turns the starch to sugar and then alcohol
Warp: it keeps taking right turns! What will nascar have to say
klokwkdog: yeah, FEMA showed their leadership again -- told everyone to leave, and to make sure, closed most of the gas stations down so people wouldn't stick around
HurricaneTweeny: It's quite possible that the US will lose 25% of it's refining capability in the next 48 hours. Bill Richardson (gov of NM) says that could trigger $4-5 gas prices.
cat2: yes llan, sake is indeed hard to make. the good stuff anyway
Merlyn: I found out texas has its own flag pledge, but it also uses 'indivisible', which I thought was odd, since the republic of texas joined with the explicit proviso that it could divide itself into up to 5 states
Captain_Equinox: Klok, how then could people procure the gas for the long migration inland?
HurricaneTweeny: You have to go to Arkansas to get a motel room.
klokwkdog: wonder how many will be stranded out there near Houston, stuck in their cars on overpasses in giant jams as the storm hits...
Captain_Equinox: Tweeny, at least that's what Clinton used to claim...
klokwkdog: Exactly, Equinox
Warp: I vote for alburqurque
Captain_Equinox: Hang on, the Equinox gag is getting old, be right back...
Warp: spelleng
||||||||| Captain_Equinox leaves at 9:43 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..."
Merlyn: drive cross country, isn't texas big and flat?
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Elayne', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:43 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Elayne: There we go. As if y'all couldn't tell it was me...
principalPoop: hello e
Merlyn: hey, it's a joke that only works twice a year
Bambi: thankfully Austin is inland and west of the area that's gonna be hit
klokwkdog: didja hear the British sent thousands of their military MREs and FEMA condemned them as unfit for human consumption and is going to burn them?
HurricaneTweeny: There have been people stranded because the gas stations have run out. They're having to use lots of helicopters & buses to ferry people inland.
Warp: we sondered wehre Nancy was
Bambi: hi Elayne
HurricaneTweeny: Hey, E...
llanwydd: he'll come back as Adolph Tree
klokwkdog: I thought Austin was in Las Vegas somewhere
llanwydd: hi Elayne
Warp: I will be in Austin early next year
principalPoop: hi nancy, oops bettyjo bilowoski
Elayne: Amazing, Tweeny. But it's typical government mis-planning, isn't it...
Merlyn: heard that KWD - not enough paperwork for the MREs
Merlyn: mad cow MREs
cat2: el
Elayne: I'll just stick with my local Citgo, rather give my money to Venezuela than some backwards country that doesn't even let its women drive.
HurricaneTweeny: Actually, they really sent in the cavalry on this one. Didn't want to get caught with their pants down again.
Warp: who makes mres?
klokwkdog: Elayne -- Utah doesn't have any oil
HurricaneTweeny: Isn't that something, Cuba & Venezuela offering to send rescue teams?
Bambi: well, with feeling so poorly ... I am gonna cut out of here and lay down ... have a great night everyone
Warp: Citgo is that foreign owned?
klokwkdog: warp -- you don't wanna know...
Elayne: Wow, Robin just told me the folks on that JetBlue plane WERE watching their plane on their onboard DirecTV yesterday...
Merlyn: ok bambi
Merlyn waves
Bambi: nytol
HurricaneTweeny: Feel better, Bambi...
principalPoop: feel better bambi :D
llanwydd: good night bambi
cat2: sounds like a haliburton special
Warp: Love ya Bam
Bambi :)
Elayne: Lots of miso, Fran! Feel better!
Merlyn: I heard they cut off the onboard TVs 10 minutes before landing
cat2: et well, bambi
Elayne: Yeah Brian, but they were watching it the rest of the time. Creeeee-py!
Bambi: thanks ... sure hope so ... don't like being sick!
||||||||| Bambi says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bambi exits at 9:46 PM.
klokwkdog: warp -- one contractor is The Warnick Company, Cincinnati, OH. Sorry, I had to move the AR-15 case and the ammo box to get to the MRE pile
Merlyn: I've also see some people saying they wouldn't get the flaming if they avoided the white line, but I think the tire would be doing most of that
Warp: looks for shares of Warnick
cat2: sounds like ralph spoilport
Elayne: One of the passengers took a digital picture of what they were watching: http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/CARS11209220459.jpeg
cat2: everyone has to die, but you dont have to be there when you're doing it
Merlyn: the army has sandwiches that have a shelf life of 3 years
Warp: face it. the Gov of LA messed up
Warp: so did the Mayor or NOLA
cat2: i'm from there. it always was
Warp: And so did Brown....
cat2: maybe thwt made firesign possible
Merlyn: hmm, that looks like they were landing
cat2: los angeles, not louisiana
Warp: La
llanwydd: but nobody can eat them, right merl?
cat2: i always thought nola was a harlem rennaisance author
Merlyn: not without permission
Warp: That Goverornator is a ? too
llanwydd: I had stuff like that when I was in the air force. they're called C rations. I don't know what the C is for
Merlyn: now they're MREs - meals ready to eat
Warp: better than TANG!
llanwydd: I see
klokwkdog: C and K rations; there were two types. Some of them were pretty good, and that little can opener was endlessly useful
Merlyn: and D rations
cat2: i liked tang when i was a kid
klokwkdog: the MREs are variable, but some of them are surprisingly good -- of course, if someone is shooting at you, just about anything you can carry in your pocket tastes good
principalPoop: k tang, sounds like an arrow hitting
Warp: well said klok
HurricaneTweeny: You've had someone shooting at you, Klok?
Merlyn: C ration is from "Meal, combat individual"
klokwkdog: not that I'm aware of, Tweeny
Warp: nor I
klokwkdog: but I'm ready to fight back, just in case ;-)
ah,clem: .
Elayne: Much blog catch-up to do, must go.
HurricaneTweeny: Sounds like an arrow bouncing off the soldier's armor.
klokwkdog: CU, Elayne
Merlyn: all your irrational needs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_army_rations
HurricaneTweeny: Bye, E.
principalPoop: hello ahh clem
llanwydd: so klok, were you capt equinox or is he still coming back as Adolph Tree?
principalPoop: bonne blogging ciaoo
Warp: what no pot in there?
Merlyn: counter a power lunch is "The Assault Lunch!"
llanwydd: nite E
Warp: be well
Merlyn: by E
Elayne: Night all! Warp, I'd suggest looking for pot in, I don't know, a field of marijuana plants perhaps...
||||||||| Elayne says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Elayne exits at 9:54 PM.
Warp: They just took the last acre
HurricaneTweeny: Talk about green acres ;)
Merlyn: godzilla's little acre
cat2: by e
klokwkdog: Speaking of US Plus, I just got out another MRE: Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli.
principalPoop: I will leave 20 dollars in my mailbox overnight and check the mail early in the morning before the postman arrives wink wink
Warp: they were kinda orange / gold....
klokwkdog: This one also "distributed" by The Wornick Company...but address is McAllen Texas. www.wornick.com
Merlyn: there's gold in them thar pasta fagioli
cat2: does he ring twice?
HurricaneTweeny: My parents told me about the Pot Fairy.
Warp: gnochi
principalPoop: ding ding phone number phone number
HurricaneTweeny: McAllen might be spared Rita.
llanwydd: tween, don't tell me you found a lid under your pillow
klokwkdog: Ingredients: Tomatoes, water, veegtarian sausage, water soybean oil, 2% or less of salt oligofructose, maltodextrin, natural flavors, spices, hydrolyzed soy protein and corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, lactose, cultured why, dextrose, corn oil, modified food starch...etc. You get the idea
llanwydd: lovely Rita
cat2: i just quoted this
HurricaneTweeny: After I left the buffalo nickel overnight.
klokwkdog: It occurs to me that I really don't have enough MREs for a long emergency, nor nearly enough ammo...
Warp: I left a tooth
principalPoop: I right a toe
Warp: under the pillow....
Warp: there was fettunicini in the morning
HurricaneTweeny: You can never be prepared enough for when the clones come for you, Klok.
principalPoop: you fettunicini in your bed and you must clean it up
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
principalPoop: we need more men of your caliber klok
Warp: it wasn't my bed!
llanwydd: thanks, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "You're welcome."
HurricaneTweeny: Only if it's fettinicini w/cheese logs.
cat2: with annete funicello in a flashback
principalPoop: edam gouda mmmm
HurricaneTweeny: Annete was flashing you?
Warp: had to kick wonderdog out
principalPoop: nude cello players hehe
HurricaneTweeny: nude cello players with drop-down ale masks
principalPoop: litres or quarts of ale?
HurricaneTweeny: It's the eyebola virus!
llanwydd: annette's funny cello
llanwydd: cello lambrusco
Warp: ounces.... really good ale
HurricaneTweeny: Litres, if it's Moosehead.
llanwydd: wish I'd thought of that
Warp: take care all.. I am out
HurricaneTweeny: Bye, Warp.
principalPoop: 10-4 warp
Merlyn: bye
llanwydd: nite warp. nice to meet you
principalPoop: jefferson mounted a cello
klokwkdog: nite warp
HurricaneTweeny: Pull my string and I'll follow you anywhere...
principalPoop: this is new to me, wild
HurricaneTweeny: Just took a look at Nino. That'd be the Jefferson Airplano ;)
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (10:10 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
principalPoop: I normally like blowjobs and yet....
principalPoop: hip hop bunny
Bunnyboy: ah...a promising sign.
HurricaneTweeny: Hi, B.
Bunnyboy: Radio Now!
HurricaneTweeny: Rita's the best, pP.
Bunnyboy: Ah...no echo. brb.
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 10:12 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Johnny Piano close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:12 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the vestibule.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:12 PM and Bunnyboy sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Johnny Piano: I didn't think it was physically possible, but Rita both sucks and blows at the same time
HurricaneTweeny: Hey JP.
Merlyn: no echo BB?
principalPoop: jonny piano and bunnyboy
Bunnyboy: It's that cranky Winamp, I betcha.
Johnny Piano: Whaz real?
Bunnyboy: lo JP
Bunnyboy: Whazz reeeeal?
Johnny Piano: Happenin', Bunny?
principalPoop: far out and groovy
Johnny Piano: I heard miss Bambi was ailing...well, so am I! (Takes large pull of mug of grog)
cat2: i'm bach
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: When I click the CNI Radio link, Winamp starts the audio feed, and my text stops refreshing.
cat2: hi bun, jp
HurricaneTweeny: Talking about 50 foot surges at Galveston. Galveston has a 17 foot sea wall.
principalPoop: you want mo zart cat?
Johnny Piano: Write Bach Cat Ya
Bunnyboy: et tu, cat2?
||||||||| 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 CommieMartyr disembarks at 10:14 PM.
cat2: i'm immersed in deck rennovation
Merlyn: that happens to me too, BB. You can fix it by refreshing your browser, then it works again
HurricaneTweeny: Yo CM.
Bunnyboy: lo CM
Johnny Piano: Better than being immersed with the deck
principalPoop: ahh comrade, death to the reactionary running dogs
cat2: my jays may or may not finish at .500. thankfully they beat seattle, finally
llanwydd: we'll speak of that anon
CommieMartyr: comrades!
Merlyn: for some reason, the browser forgets to refresh, it thinks a different window is the focus or something
Bunnyboy: Merl: Yuh, I done that.
Johnny Piano: And on and on and on
cat2: all hail marx and lennon
CommieMartyr: Yeah, sure, poop. Got any uppers?
Merlyn: or it should, BB. If that doesn't fix it, let me know.
HurricaneTweeny: All power to the peepholes.
klokwkdog: sounds like it's all focused up
Merlyn: does that fix it OK?
principalPoop: no classes in our society comrade
cat2: everyone's depressed in this high school
Bunnyboy: Merl: Yup
Johnny Piano: Peepholes in the dark, Tween?
cat2: Tehran Not So High
CommieMartyr: Cat, I'm especially keen on Lennon
Merlyn: ok, I consider it an unfixable browser bug
HurricaneTweeny: A touch of grey perhaps, JP.
cat2: i saw a book about his last years in nyc. think i'll buy it
principalPoop: it is neato you are keen comrade
klokwkdog: workin' fine in Firefox, Merlyn, lookin' good since before the beginning tonite
CommieMartyr: It would make me sad
Johnny Piano: Oh, no - no Garcia, please
Bunnyboy: U R A-OK
Merlyn: I might be able to fix it by putting the notice text in its own frame... that so crazy, it just might work!
CommieMartyr: I'm already nursing a dwarf over here
cat2: hye bunny, i read a great article about seattle in raban in new york review. mabe you can find it online
Johnny Piano: Per-form Basic Manual Function
CommieMartyr: OUCH!
klokwkdog: yeah, when nothing else works, frame the victim...
principalPoop: html the flash java codec and c+ the source binary
HurricaneTweeny: What sequencer you use, JP?
cat2: raban contrasts seattlites reaction to 911 and londons reaction to recent bombings as a citien of both places with small child
Bunnyboy: c2: I can probably find it at Pike Place News.
Johnny Piano: Tween, I don't!
Johnny Piano: I'm into real time performance
CommieMartyr: and tethered dolphin, cat
klokwkdog: Poop - OOPs...
cat2: i wonder what you'd think of his descriptions of such things
HurricaneTweeny: Digital recorder, anything like that?
Johnny Piano: Well, we use ProTools on a G4 for recording audio
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Warp - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
HurricaneTweeny: A cat tethered to a dolphin? That could get weird...
Johnny Piano: Let's do the Dead Warp again...
principalPoop: you'll never pin it on my copper, daddy's gonna buy me an alibi, and if that alibi won't fly, daddy's gonna buy me a shyster lawyer and if that...
Bunnyboy: Here's a no-kidding bit of fun: MARCH OF THE PENGUIN streets on DVD on 11/29. Amongst the extras: The classic Warner Bros. cartoon 8 BALL BUNNY!
cat2: ah, its ah clem
klokwkdog: Tweeny - I have been listening to City's "Am Fenster" -- no synths atoll, but very fine german techno. Can't believe I missed it.
Bunnyboy: "Penguins is practically CHICKENS!"
CommieMartyr: winefed boy and tethered dolphin... just reminiscing about the good old days.
principalPoop: hi ahhh clem, I have not to contribute
klokwkdog: kwd certainly does contribute regularly, and the help is really pissed about having to clean it up...
Bunnyboy: 8 BALL BUNNY is also on the super TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE video release from about a year ago.
Bunnyboy: sloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww chaaaaaaaaaaaat
cat2: good choice, ah
klokwkdog: it's Early Slow Nite, the 22nd of September at 10:14PM EDT (by my klok, not Catherwood's)
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to klokwkdog and inquires "Would you like something?"
cat2: one of the few flicks that was as good as its book
principalPoop: you are the man ah clem
klokwkdog would like Catherwood to leave him alone
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to klokwkdog and asks "Something I can help with?"
HurricaneTweeny: That's _flicks_ Mr. Connery. Foreign flicks...
principalPoop: keep your thumb next to your script like this
Johnny Piano: Sorry, got distracted by the puppy here...Jack Russell/Beagle cross
llanwydd: never read Sierra Madre
cat2: is that my script?
Bunnyboy: Why didn't Richard Bach write JONATHAN LIVINGSTON GUINEA HEN?
cat2: read it. a great writer, b. traven
Johnny Piano: Because no one wants to eat a seagull!
klokwkdog: Clem -- the audio on this has gaps
CommieMartyr: Jonathan Livingston Porridgebird
principalPoop: new guinea or old guinea?
klokwkdog: also, you're on the worng track -- go up one or two
cat2: he was a sort of firesonian character
Johnny Piano: One of Nick Exxon's tapes?
principalPoop: get your script up out of the cellophane
Bunnyboy: It laid an egg, in the rarefied air.
llanwydd: good one CM!
cat2: that's not air. it's Exxon air.
HurricaneTweeny: That air should be rare.
Johnny Piano: Tween, was your line of questioning leading somewhere?
cat2: put your X here and breathe
Johnny Piano: X hair? No, that's my scalp - ex-hair
HurricaneTweeny: Just wondering, JP. I use MotU Performer which is both MIDI & digital audio.
||||||||| Bonemeister waltzes in at 10:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: Bald is beautiful, baby!
Johnny Piano: Ah, tres cool. I'm just not into sequencing.
HurricaneTweeny: Similar to Pro Tools, I guess.
principalPoop: nice knocker bonemeister
Johnny Piano: Not quite bald yet, Bun
HurricaneTweeny: Hey boney...
klokwkdog: FROM KEND -- ps: pass along my good wishes to the group in chat tonight
Bunnyboy: Tween: I have an order in for the new Sonar 5 upgrade. I presently use Sonar 4, Producer Edition.
Bunnyboy: JP: That makes one of us!
principalPoop: what truck stop is ken visiting tonight?
Johnny Piano: ProTools does have sequencing capabilities - I just don't use 'em
HurricaneTweeny: Heard of it Bunny, not sure of the functions. Software synth engine?
principalPoop: still looking for the right plainview Pa?
llanwydd: I notice Dexter Fong is mysteriously absent tonight. Anybody heard from him?
Johnny Piano: My guitarist just installed Reason and Ableton Live into his laptop
Bonemeister: I'm merely absent-minded tonight
principalPoop: somebody had, I forget who
Bunnyboy: Tween: Digital Audio and MIDI. Soft synth support and FX plug-ins.
Bunnyboy: Details at www.cakewalk.com
HurricaneTweeny: Sounds nice, Bun.
Johnny Piano: Cakewalk has fine software
klokwkdog: Ilan - hold
Bunnyboy: I've happily used Cakewalk products since 1999.
ah,clem: ...
Bunnyboy: JP: Doctech uses Reason.
klokwkdog: Ilan -- from Dex: Will likely be absent tomorrow night...late at the least. Ash
Johnny Piano: Hey, ah,clem - how do you like them Oohs tunes?
principalPoop: I see your .... ah clem and raise you ........
Johnny Piano: Rundgren used Reason on his recent "Liars" disc
klokwkdog: Ilan - Ken is also due to ship out on his route tonight and may not show
Bonemeister: I'm browsing the web with my web browser looking at computer stuff--that's why I'm absently present not presently absent
ah,clem: very nice JP, in fact, I did the whole warm up set of oohs last week. :)
llanwydd: thanks, klok
HurricaneTweeny: Rundgren is one super moto creative guy.
cat2: i'
Johnny Piano: Cool - just sent two more to Bambi tonight
Bunnyboy: I also use Tascam Gigastudio 3 and Cakewalk Project 5, Version 2.
cat2: l email you about that article, bunny
ah,clem: k
cat2: very tunefull too.
Bunnyboy: Many bells and whistles, bloots and blatts hyar.
cat2: he even looks like doc tech
Johnny Piano: Yeah, I dig Todd very much
Bunnyboy: cat: Please do!
CommieMartyr: so... anyone want a Lifesaver?
ah,clem: tks, JP, good stuff
Johnny Piano: No, I have a Diet cola
principalPoop: send it to texas cm
Johnny Piano: You're welcome, ah-Clem
Bunnyboy: Mister Rundgren is a bona fide pioneer.
CommieMartyr: addressed to Cid Malburg?
HurricaneTweeny: Soft synths are getting pretty popular now that the processing power's out there.
Bonemeister: When I'm done buying computer stuff on the web I can install a new web browser
Johnny Piano: Rundgren used LED stage lighting on his last tour
principalPoop: I need to watch more tv, who is cid malburg?
cat2: he used to be on a late nigjht weekend show with david sanbourne, and others
cat2: anyone remember this show?
Johnny Piano: Night Music
HurricaneTweeny: Haven't hear of that, JP. Todd's always been ahead of the curve.
cat2: maybe 10 or 20 years ago
Bonemeister: absently browsing wretchedly kvetching
principalPoop: next to duckburg?
Johnny Piano: Yeah, the LED lighting can be computer-manipulated to do waves of color changes
CommieMartyr: The Sid Malburg in Plano Review is a sideshow in Bozo's. It's based on a cigarette lighter Bergman found in Plano with the name Sid Malburg engraved on it.
Bunnyboy: Tween: There's a lovely soft synth in Project 5, Version 2 called Dimension. It's an additive sampler. Perfect for layering multiple sampled instrument sets.
cat2: always had very good musicians
Johnny Piano: I'll say it again - Night Music, Cat
cat2: i thought it was even more obscure than that, commie
Bonemeister: I'd like an LED atomic clock installed into my forehead
cat2: was that the name of the show, jp? thanks.
cat2: do you remember when it was on?
principalPoop: more obscure than that is possible?
Johnny Piano: Yep - unfortunately never saw it, but there are recordings floating about in the trade networks
CommieMartyr: I'm not sure ther'es anything more obscure than that.
llanwydd: it's like being in some big vacuum cleaner
Johnny Piano: Sunday nights on NBC
cat2: ah yes.
cat2: fond memories
cat2: dont remember the decade though
Johnny Piano: I recall one episode that featured Todd, his wife Michele, and Taj Mahal doing some Gilbert and Sullivan
||||||||| ''Pops'' Yamamoto enters at 10:37 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and rushes off to the Haberdashery Barn.
cat2: commie, what i mean by that, is that malmburg in plano seems meant to mean nothing
Johnny Piano: Yammy!
Bunnyboy: Ah! Bunnette's finally home. May bbl. Niteys!
llanwydd: rundgren does the mikado
Bunnyboy: lo PopS!
principalPoop: hi pops
cat2: a sudden intrusion of a foreign term, not of our current realtiy
Johnny Piano: Sleaze ya later, Bunn
''Pops'' Yamamoto: oi
llanwydd: hi yam
cat2: an invasion from another universe
principalPoop: hip hip hurrah hop bunny
HurricaneTweeny: Yo yo, Yam...
Johnny Piano: May well have been from Mikado, Ilan
CommieMartyr: Cat, I'm sure you are right. Giving it a facade amongst the images is tough.
cat2: great sf story, turned into t.zone episode, where a guy comes home from work and his family is speaking another languag.e same words only they all meant different
||||||||| Bunnyboy rushes off, saying "10:38 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
cat2: hey yam man
cat2: i'm just explaingin firesign theatre
Johnny Piano: Spreek Engrish, Troop!
llanwydd: that sounds like a trick I wish we had played on my dad, cat
cat2: you aint got no friends on your light
CommieMartyr: LOL jp
Johnny Piano: Your dad was a cat?
llanwydd: we could have drove him loony
HurricaneTweeny: You ain't got no friends on bereft.
Johnny Piano bowing to CommieMartyr
CommieMartyr: gaslighting is what that's called, I think
Johnny Piano: Wasn't that a Hitchcock film?
principalPoop: not with the price of gas at 10 dollars
HurricaneTweeny: Gasrighting.
CommieMartyr: I NOT INSANE!
cat2: you aint got no freinds on your leftenant
Johnny Piano: Leftenant Bai'Hind
principalPoop: go out there and k k k k I can't say it
llanwydd: I've seen all the hitchcock films except for the silents and "Waltzes From Vienna"
Bonemeister: I could add features like temperature and wind directions to the LED in the middle of my forehead so that my 3rd eye wouldn't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
HurricaneTweeny: Leftenant Behind of the CIA.
CommieMartyr: yeah, what are we gonna do, Sarge?
Bonemeister: wind direction
Johnny Piano: I'll take one from column A and 2 from column B
llanwydd: but one silent of his that I did see was "The Lodger". I recommend it
CommieMartyr: Pigs aint kosher
HurricaneTweeny: As longs as it a B3.
principalPoop: welcome to the only hotel in town, mr and mrs smith
cat2: but kiling is
Bonemeister: or in the 3rd eye of a hurricane wind directions
Johnny Piano: With a D cup
HurricaneTweeny: Pigs on the Wing are kosher.
principalPoop: I got so I would drink anything, you got anything to drink? anything at all?
Johnny Piano: "Do Pigs Live In Trees?"
llanwydd: pig wings are kind of lie buffalo style
HurricaneTweeny: All the white men turned into black men, and all the asians turned into indians.
CommieMartyr: And I've seen more pigs in a blanket at jewish receptions than you might think.
Johnny Piano: Sounds like a commercial for Jessica "dumb-as-a-rock" Simpson
HurricaneTweeny: Thanks, clem...
CommieMartyr: Open the curtain Fred
llanwydd: ever had kosher wine? It could rot your teeth in one sip
principalPoop: plausable deniability is a good scenerio
CommieMartyr: pure sugar
Johnny Piano: More salt, please
Bonemeister: I'll use Photoshop to illustrate this new product I'm developing... I'll post a URL
HurricaneTweeny: The plause that refreshes.
klokwkdog: I could never figure out why most kosher food is so lousy.
ah,clem: good night everyone... :)
principalPoop: put some mustard on that hotdog
klokwkdog: great show, Clem!
Johnny Piano: I like a plause, please
principalPoop: toadawaaaaaaaay
cat2: good night, ah
CommieMartyr: a mighty hot dog is our lord
ah,clem: tks, klok
principalPoop: night ah, clem, take care of bambi :) courage, have a super week
Johnny Piano: See ya, Ah-clem - tell Bambi to get well!
Bonemeister: A tattoo is so 20th century... but with an LED digital clock in your forehead, you'll never feel useless again
Merlyn: I think I'll move the notice area to the top of the screen, for the frames fix
Merlyn: otherwise it's between two areas
ah,clem: -CNI:
''Pops'' Yamamoto: LCD-a TFT display at least
HurricaneTweeny: And eveyone will know what time zone you're in!
principalPoop: ok, I am holding on tight, do it merlyn
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Except you
Johnny Piano: I've seen a scrolling-LED display belt buckle advertised online
Bonemeister: "Hey, bub... what's the barometric pressure?" With the push of a button, the display on your forehead can answer that question
CommieMartyr: bone, if you talk too much with one of those things in your head, folks'll slap you upside the noggin to turn off the alarm.
||||||||| ah,clem rushes off, saying "10:48 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
HurricaneTweeny: That's why you have to ask other people who you are, and what time it is.
Johnny Piano: Might as well install a radio with that clock
cat2: robots win. who cares
HurricaneTweeny: A Klok/Radio?
CommieMartyr: Will it pick up Duluth?
klokwkdog: when klok (who has none) encounters someone on the street talking on a cell phone, he clenches his fist, too and puts it to his ear an bows slightly in a return of the salute
Johnny Piano: The robots do, Cat
principalPoop: you could sell time on your forehead, coke and exxon
cat2: they're turning into crows
Johnny Piano: Hell, it'll get Tierra Del Fuego
Bonemeister: I was thinking atomic clock and weather
principalPoop: all the cows are in prison, with nan
llanwydd: I'm auditioning for a stage version of "Of Mice and Men" on Sunday. If I get a part it will pay well
cat2: robot droppings are pounding baghdad as we squeak
Bonemeister: maybe a compass
klokwkdog: atomic clocks do not affect the weather. See urbanlegends.com...
Johnny Piano: Make that Naan...goes good with curried cows
cat2: the last stranglehold of un-hinged resistance
HurricaneTweeny: How many hours & minutes until we get nuked or taken out by a storm. Great idea...
cat2: good for you, llan
Johnny Piano: What role, Ilan?
principalPoop: break a leg llan
CommieMartyr: Dog, I'd be laughing too hard to read it. Who came up with that?
klokwkdog: makes you think about how they're gonna evacuate NYC, huh?
HurricaneTweeny: Best of luck, LL.
principalPoop: tell us one of the lines....
llanwydd: beef curry. good stuff
Johnny Piano: Tell me again about the rabbits, George...
Bonemeister: if the radio was playing Howard Stern on Sirius, you might get slapped upside the head
CommieMartyr: break a leg, man
klokwkdog did, Commie
cat2: proctor explained what that meant in their lobby signing after the seattle show in jan i have on the seemreal site.
cat2: nfortuneatley, i didnt tape him doing that
llanwydd: I'm not sure what role. I'd love to play lenny
cat2: i had heard that all my life but didnt know what it meant
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Can I play squiggy?
Bonemeister: slippage
Johnny Piano: And garlic naan bread...yum
HurricaneTweeny: They closed down the south-bound lanes on I-45 going north from Houston and made it 8 lanes north. What a mess...
principalPoop: be a man not a mouse
llanwydd: good one, yam
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Here's something to depress or amuse you: http://www.aboyandhiscomputer.com/index.php
cat2: sounds like the opeing to gimme immortaltity, the traffic jam
cat2: r Weekend
''Pops'' Yamamoto: Top article
CommieMartyr: <<< worked stage for 9 years and still not gay.
Johnny Piano: Squiggy: "We may be pickleheads, but we're the best damn pickleheads in the state of Milwaukee!"
''Pops'' Yamamoto: You're not trying hard enough
HurricaneTweeny: A Boy and His Dog is classic. Very early Don Johnson.
CommieMartyr: It's a neat movie
principalPoop: that is lyrics from a traffic song I think
Johnny Piano: Talk about your post-apocolyptic flick
klokwkdog: all the states that took in refugees from NOLA now doing criminal background checks. they're making it sound like the Mariel boatlift
Merlyn: nah, that just makes it worse...
cat2: the story was better, tween
klokwkdog: "Break out another Luther"
CommieMartyr: did he make that one up too?
klokwkdog: Harlan Elison writes good stuff
cat2: he does indeed, klok
llanwydd: want a luther, reaper, ringer?
HurricaneTweeny: Haven't read the story. Will have to make a note...
principalPoop: put the knive in the trunk of his car to frame him
CommieMartyr: He did 30 years ago. Last time I read him.
cat2: neal gaiman is coming to van soon. a friend of HE
Johnny Piano: Come on, I wanna do a thing with ya
klokwkdog: Yeah, "Boy" and "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
cat2: no he still writes. i subscribe to his newletter. he has new tales in it
CommieMartyr: Of course, my favorite stuff is older than that.
Merlyn: ellison is going to be here at a science fiction convention in a few months
cat2: he had a great colum in the la free press about the time of firesign later collected into the glass teat, and teat 2
Bonemeister: Did someone mention Harlan Ellison? http://harlanellison.com/heboard/unca.htm
klokwkdog: Elison used to pop up on Tom Snyder's last talkshow every so often; he and Robert Blake were like fill-ins for guests who cancelled
principalPoop: who has slothrop's pighead?
cat2: indeed, klok.
CommieMartyr: Who wrote the stories about the Hogbins?
Johnny Piano: Who has Peorgie's Mudhead?
cat2: when star wars and close encounters came out, he said to snyder
llanwydd: I read "Mouth", klok. When I was a teenager. I liked it. Another of his that really stands out in my mind is called "Repent, Harlequin, Said the Ticktockman". Fascinating story
cat2: star wars is born agfain bulshit. and close enocounters is the idea we need someone to come from outside to save us. bujllshit. we must save oursevles
cat2: i'll always remeber that
Bonemeister: Harlan Ellison is guest of honor at Foolscap, an SF con in Bellevue, Washington starting tomorrow. http://www.foolscapcon.org/
principalPoop: bottles
CommieMartyr: Cat, Dune would be a good book for you
Johnny Piano: Bonus points for that round, pP
''Pops'' Yamamoto: SF pfft
llanwydd: speaking of sci-fi, has anyone here ever read anything by Italo Calvino? I love his writing. Very mentally challenging
principalPoop: where is fong? I finally passed one and he is not here
klokwkdog: cat -- Lucas was going for the lowest common denominator; he (and Speilberg) were making popcorn movies for 12-year-olds
HurricaneTweeny: Dune. Good sci-fi. Yes' bit on The Yes Album was very nice.
''Pops'' Yamamoto passes it back
Bonemeister: There really isn't a category to decribe what Harlan writes... SF is a mere approximation
principalPoop: no, that was sting, not yes
HurricaneTweeny: The movie was a bit weirdly done.
klokwkdog: I'm amazed at how bad the acting in Star Wars got between when I saw it in the late '70s and when I saw the refurb version
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "10:59 PM and late as usual, it's Bubba's Brain, just back from Funfun Town."
CommieMartyr: I do not understand the Yes reference
cat2: aside from that, klok
HurricaneTweeny: Hey Bubba...
klokwkdog: and there's Harrison Ford's classic to Lucas at Pinewood -- "George, you write this shit, but I have to say it"
principalPoop: the brain from the vat arrives
cat2: what ellison said defined a certain way of thinking i've never heard better expressed
Bonemeister: refurb fubar snafu
''Pops'' Yamamoto: The acting was ALWAYS bad, you just didn't notice at tthe time due to those Buck Owens special effects
llanwydd: didn't know there was anything about Dune on "The Yes Album". And that's my favorite album of all time.
CommieMartyr: Sci Fi Channel version was better. First movie looked better in places
cat2: he was like Tom Paine reborn, at that moment, oddly, of film reveiw
Bubba's Brain: Hey, all...
HurricaneTweeny: Starship Trooper. The live version on Yes Songs is even better. It ends with a piece called WURM.
Bubba's Brain: Yes... I do need to change this bubbling fluid in this vat.
Johnny Piano: Buck Owens?! I'm a-pickin'...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
HurricaneTweeny: I've they've re-released it on vinyl, LL.
Johnny Piano: Yo, Bubba
principalPoop: ahhh yes, with rick wakeman
principalPoop: gloom despair and agony on me
klokwkdog: Herbert recycled a lot of Arab culture
llanwydd: and "Wurm" is about "Dune"?
klokwkdog: and he milked that series 'way too long
Johnny Piano: WURM, the three-chord masterpiece....
cat2: hey bub, is lodestone gonna offer ossman's work as cds?
CommieMartyr: It's Israelli culture, dog
cat2: the 8 wives of henry the sixth?
Bubba's Brain: Deep dark depresson, excessive misery....
principalPoop: they recycled their water too, ewwww
CommieMartyr: So did Moses
HurricaneTweeny: That's the one, JP. That's my understanding, as in the wurms on Dune.
cat2: carbon recycling
klokwkdog: Cat -- what Lucas did was a technical innovation and what he and Speilberg did was a marketing innovation, but it wasn't Great Art
principalPoop: if it wernt for bad luck I'd have not luck at all
cat2: not the point ellison was making, klok.
Bubba's Brain: Yes, Cat, that's the plan. We are working New MexicanOverdrive as number 5 in the GLT collection. Also, on some Ossman as Ossman stuff.
Johnny Piano: I don't remember which Yes-man said it, but one of them hoped he'd never play it again
llanwydd: well, I've read "Dune" and the sequel, I forget the title
cat2: and ellison loves to get well paid for his commercial projects
cat2: i saw him do it on whidbey but have no tape. will buy it from you post haste
HurricaneTweeny: When Star Wars first came out, it was so different from anything before that the novelty was enough to propell it into mainstream culture.
klokwkdog: Elison is a bit elitist. "A Boy and his Dog" is pretty faithful, and it is interesting (esp. Henry Fonda as the bad guy, almost as good as his bit in Once Upon A Time in the West). But it would never break records at the multiplex.
principalPoop: I just finished matt ruff's electric, sewer and gas
Johnny Piano: G.....Eb.....C.........(ad infinitum)
CommieMartyr: llan, run while you can, there are 5 sequals
Merlyn: it was jason robards
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- yeah. The sfx community just about collectively pooped in its pants.
llanwydd: Well, Yes can't do a show without playing "Starship Trooper". It's an essential
cat2: i disagree with "faithful" but HE enjoyed the paycheck
principalPoop: studs terkle
Johnny Piano: The same Jason Robards in Ossman's "War Of The Worlds"
Johnny Piano: Firesign continuity...
cat2: he is a great essayest, talker, i think better raconteur than author
principalPoop: where is the electrician?
cat2: and many others, jp
klokwkdog: That opening battle shot had so many angles and perspective tricks and just plain anyone-can-appreciate-it drama that it just flattened everyone
cat2: being someone like him, poop
klokwkdog: of course, Lucas lost his union card because of his arrangement of the titles
cat2: and i was on a fine organic entheogen when i saw it, klok, so i really enojyed it
Johnny Piano: Lucas claims he quit
HurricaneTweeny: Was he allowed to keep his confederate card?
Merlyn: he paid the fine and then quit
Merlyn: not that the rules make much sense
Johnny Piano: That George - even then the revisionist
cat2: stonewall jackson? michael jackson?
Bubba's Brain: I'm sure you all saw ANYTHNGE rerelease came out this week...
CommieMartyr: guess who toin it is now
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- only until he finished working on the I Jones stuff with Stephen
Johnny Piano: YES, Bubba. If I didn't already own it, I'd have jumped!!
klokwkdog: Bubba - contact Ken -- he's going to be coming your way on regular truck routes for awhile
cat2: jackson square? jannette sphere?
HurricaneTweeny: Stephen Stills?
llanwydd: well, I'm going to bedlam. Night all
Bubba's Brain: Merlyn -- sorry about the credits snafu.
HurricaneTweeny: Bye, LL.
principalPoop: break that leg llan
cat2: not to put that too stronglyh
Johnny Piano: Nighty, Ilan
Bubba's Brain: Nite Il.
klokwkdog: tell us how you feel, Cat...
cat2: dont go insane, llan
Johnny Piano: But, really, Cat, tell us how you feel...
HurricaneTweeny: That's it for me as well. Ta, ta everyone...
CommieMartyr: Remember... No true Mississippi Cowhard would leave his wine cellar unprotected in such dangerous times!
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:08 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs HurricaneTweeny by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
principalPoop: ahhhh, plucking the bard is like bucking for plaid
Johnny Piano: Tween - don't get swept up in Rita
cat2: they were fucking with shakespeare in 67 and not doing it well then
Bubba's Brain: Hmmm.. mild opinion there....
Merlyn: that's ok
CommieMartyr: That's from The Cowhards of Mississippi by uh... Michner!
Johnny Piano: Obviously they like doing it.
cat2: it may be a confusion of cadence, i know not
klokwkdog: Cat -- maybe they'll rework "Moby Dick Rehearsed" and put it on for us
principalPoop: come vagina, be open with me
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ''Pops'' Yamamoto - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cat2: perchance, the already obscurity-trophic firesign humour ventured beyond its depth in the distance shakespearean wordplay is from today
CommieMartyr: she blows!
klokwkdog: it's sort of Shakespeare...
cat2: yes, johny, they do indeed. who would not?
Bubba's Brain: The thing I like about it is the occasional really great wordplay that comes at you. They're always great at that, but it kinda sneaks up on you in the shakespeare stuff.
klokwkdog: they are very stage-oriented, Phil and Peter
cat2: and joyce and philip marlowe and dylan and the beattles and everything else they can sink their hooks into
Johnny Piano: Hell, I remember Proctor & Bergman doing their truncated version of "Anythynge" on PBS' Soundstage back in '78/79
cat2: all true
klokwkdog: I remember the same stuff, but from "The Starland Vocal Band Hour" or whatever it was
cat2: it goes back to the rennaisannce faire days, if not to yale, or even before
cat2: shakespeare is a bedrock on which firesign has been built, among other things
principalPoop: mmm afternoon delight, oops, I did not say that
cat2: yes i saw them both
klokwkdog: there is a new book out that says that Shakespeare's plays really contained messages to the repressed Catholic community in England
Bubba's Brain: A stone of flint, perhaps.
cat2: your afternooner not so delgihted?
klokwkdog: also, half his wordplay is incomprehensible now, as will be FST's in a century or two
Bubba's Brain: A moderne familie of stoned' age.
Merlyn: OK, the notice text should be fixed, and I removed a blank line at the top
CommieMartyr: perhaps a partner...
cat2: and the bible will tell you where to drill for oil in israel, accodirgn to some quack on yest news
Merlyn: But I think I'll put that back in
principalPoop: I ashamed I know that song, I can truthfully claim I have never heard the entire song 'disco duck'
klokwkdog: I notice no notice, Merl
Johnny Piano: Why the heck not (re the Shakespeare book)? Terry Jones says that Chaucer's Knight was nothing more than a mercenary
cat2: klok, the firesign want their words to be puzzles. shakes too no doubt
principalPoop: chaucer is filthy
cat2: the dead usually are
principalPoop: if they used modern words, he would be rated x
klokwkdog: Poop -- they were pretty good. John Denver's "Country Roads" was written in Bill and Taffy Danoff's brownstone in Georgetown, not in W. VA.
Merlyn: there is no notice, but it's fixed
Bubba's Brain: Oh, saucy Chaucer....
CommieMartyr: perhaps shoes...
Johnny Piano: Starland had great harmony arrangements.
Merlyn: for browsers that would stop updating the text area after clicking on the link
principalPoop: for industry?
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: 'new notice test'
cat2: for Industry
Merlyn: ok, now people can test it if they like
Johnny Piano: Looks good here, Merl
klokwkdog: And if you've never heard Starland's cover of Emmy Lou's "Norfolk", you're in for a treat. I don't think I've ever heard EmmyLou doing it; she may have given it to them or something
principalPoop: should I refresh my browser?
Merlyn: no, just click on the link to get CNI
Merlyn: make sure it works
klokwkdog: yeah, Poop, get it a beer
Bubba's Brain: Thnkin' of you's workin up a appetite, Klok.
Merlyn: catherwood, refresh my drink
||||||||| Catherwood refreshes Merlyn's drink.
klokwkdog: where do I click to get a beer?
Johnny Piano: Catherwood, please give Merlyn a C-note
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Johnny Piano and says "Stop typing gibberish, Johnny Piano!"
principalPoop: oops, I have it set to go to wmp, still works fine
Johnny Piano: Bite me, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood bites Johnny Piano.
Johnny Piano: Thank you, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "You're very welcome!"
klokwkdog has both Starland Vocal band records, and will defend their honour ;-)
principalPoop: forgive me for I am an idiot
klokwkdog: Poop -- it that like going to the Devil?
Johnny Piano: "How sweet to be an idiot..."
principalPoop: next you will tell me the blackbirds are a classic
Merlyn: removing test, unless someone still needs it...
klokwkdog will not go that far...
principalPoop: yes, I sold my soul to microsoft company
Johnny Piano: "Walking in rhythm...."
klokwkdog resolves not to mention Slim Whitman...
Johnny Piano: Works fine, Merl
principalPoop: moving in style
Merlyn: ok
Johnny Piano: Thinkin' 'bout my baby
Merlyn: removing test....now
CommieMartyr: Now might be a good time, dog
klokwkdog: ...although Klok has suspicions about anyone who does not enjoy The Statler Brothers' album "Live At Johnny Lee Mack High School"
Johnny Piano: Sorry, I have a pornographic memory for music
cat2: i'm not dog, though i have one under my desk
principalPoop: the cni option has disappeared
cat2: i remember when the Doors used to play high schools
klokwkdog: how is the Great White Hope doing, Cat?
||||||||| 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 yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
CommieMartyr: Well, I'm off to dog the tail of the giant rat.
Johnny Piano: And gave away free chocolate malted falcons?
cat2: who?
klokwkdog: nite, Commie
principalPoop: gnaw cm
Johnny Piano: Good night, Comrade
cat2: off you dog, commy
klokwkdog: VULCANS
principalPoop: guffaw even
principalPoop: don't wolf your food
||||||||| CommieMartyr hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's CommieMartyr?! It's 11:20 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cat2: is condaleeza rice coming? hide my shoes!
cat2: only your Wits
Johnny Piano: Rice-a-roni...
klokwkdog: sic Imelda on her, Cat!
principalPoop: rapier rapier
klokwkdog: who? the dog under your desk, Cat
cat2: the flick i am plotting to make next summer is about shoes
cat2: i'm ploting shots with the people who are visitng me now
principalPoop: shoes that talk?
cat2: vista-ing and visiting
klokwkdog: cat - I have been watching the emergence of video versions of This Week in Tech podcast.
principalPoop: they have tongues, most do
Johnny Piano: As Sullivan would say - sounds like a rilly big shoe
cat2: Shoes for the Dead
cat2: the acme phoneshoe
klokwkdog: it's primitive, but it's pretty interesting, particularly in the way that they're leveraging bandwidth
klokwkdog: which is a big problem in broadcasting video to the net
Johnny Piano: Surprised that the shoe-cell-phone has not been done yet,
principalPoop: who was the kid with the dog that sold shoes, ahhh buster brown
klokwkdog: they are also using "H.264" encoding, which can make an hour show pretty small and still look good
cat2: the stuff you v'e been sendfing me, klok?
cat2: i am very close to not understanding any of that
Johnny Piano: Tige the dog?
Bonemeister: https://www.thejohncleese.com/sitemap.php
cat2: Tigre the Ethiopian
principalPoop: tige was pooh's tiger
Johnny Piano: Eek, lemurs!
Bonemeister: whoops
klokwkdog: no, that was just a jibe at a technical magazine hiring, like, a secular Yalie-type wet-behind the ears editor
Johnny Piano: Nah, that's Tigger
principalPoop: tigger is not PC
Johnny Piano: What, is he Mac?
klokwkdog: and thanks much for Fumiyo having a look at that Japanese page. Her comment was very short...
Merlyn: I think the current slang is "Tiggaz"
Johnny Piano: Or as Denzel would say in "Training Day," my tigga
principalPoop: wotch you talken about wilbur?
Bubba's Brain: Tiggaz With Attitude.
klokwkdog: I was taping "Lost in Translation" tonight and watched the part where Bill Murray is being given 3-word translations of the director's 20-second tirades to the translator and thought of that long page and Fumiyo's synopsis ;-)
Johnny Piano: You down wit' OPB (Ol' Pooh Bear)?
principalPoop: dat bear is phat man
Merlyn: he changed it to B. Poohy
Johnny Piano: Reminds me of the Dear Friends episode where the guys read from Pooh
cat2: asking Fumiyo to do something for you is asking a lot, klok
klokwkdog: Cat - http://revision3.com/twit/2005-09-18/media
cat2: it is something i suggest you avoid
principalPoop: pooh bear and president christopher walken
Merlyn: and TX gov kinky friedman
Johnny Piano: That just put a whole new spin on the ol' tune "House At Pooh Corner"...Christopher Walken...LOL
klokwkdog: Cat - it's an hour+ show and in 16:9 aspect and looks pretty good although compression is apparent at times. But only 261 MB! You need a Bit Torrent set up to d/l it though. They used 3 cameras. But it's a very lightweight crew.
Bubba's Brain: Crack House at Pooh Corner....
principalPoop: vice president michael 'want to play videos at my house?' jackson
Johnny Piano: Piglet on the pipe
klokwkdog: many, many thanks, Cat. it was much appreciated and what I needed.
Johnny Piano: Pooh always jonesin' for honey
Johnny Piano: Smoke enough of that stuff, you too will see Heffalumps and Woozels
Bubba's Brain: Eeyore is definitely on some serious downers, dude.
Johnny Piano: Oh, dear...
principalPoop: check out the owl when you need it, he's always got the good stuff
Bubba's Brain: And that gopher is definitely on uppers. Or is that bicuspids.
Johnny Piano: Black owl, be a nice kind fowl
cat2: i come, i go
klokwkdog always preferred the Kenny Loggins song
principalPoop: i get up, i get down
Bubba's Brain: Man, they're flying black helicoptors over the hundred acre woods.
Johnny Piano: Close to the edge, down by the river
principalPoop: that is not far away
Johnny Piano: Not right away...
principalPoop: now hold it over here.
Johnny Piano: Well, I'd best go rest my eyes...had eye exam today - dilated pupils...aargh.
Johnny Piano: Double aargh - prescribed bifocals....
Johnny Piano: Good night, gang
Bubba's Brain: Deep in the hundred acre woods/where Christopher Walken plays/you'll find some enchanted flowers there/from Christopher's (second) childhood days...
principalPoop: yah sure, blame it on the opthalmologist lol
cat2: jp
Johnny Piano: Bubba, be sure to throw something in about the Deer Hunter...
principalPoop: night JP
Bubba's Brain: Yes, most pupils take exams.
Bubba's Brain: You get an A?
Johnny Piano: No, I'm blaming it on age...OOPS, you mean the dilation...heh
Merlyn: tut tut, it looks like reign
Johnny Piano: Once the focus came together, I got a whole lot of letters. One day I'll respond.
principalPoop: knowledge for the pupi ahh people
Johnny Piano: Bye!
||||||||| Johnny Piano says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Johnny Piano exits at 11:36 PM.
klokwkdog: bye JP
Merlyn: a piano in a cab
klokwkdog: I think I will exit meself. Good-night everyone!
Bubba's Brain: And they called it "Pupi Love...."
Bubba's Brain: A door is a jar.
Merlyn: yeah, getting late
principalPoop: a b c, it's easy as 1 2 3
klokwkdog: and awaaaaay we go. poof!
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 11:37 PM and Johnny Piano bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| klokwkdog says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, klokwkdog exits at 11:37 PM.
Merlyn: me too folks, see you next wiki
Johnny Piano: And in walked a fig newton...
principalPoop: the bus arrived, and we are all bozo's
||||||||| 11:37 PM -- Johnny Piano left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Merlyn: he went forward in time
principalPoop: have a super week
Bubba's Brain: Me three....
||||||||| At 11:38 PM, Merlyn vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
principalPoop: toodles
Bubba's Brain: Nite Cat, PP.
||||||||| principalPoop departs at 11:38 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| "Hey Bubba's Brain!" ... Bubba's Brain turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:38 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
cat2: bub
Bonemeister: Nite.
||||||||| Bonemeister rushes off, saying "11:40 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cat2 - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
''Pops'' Yamamoto
Bubba's Brain
Johnny Piano
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"