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 October 27, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 8:52 AM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving uk chat coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| It's 9:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| uk chat - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Firebroiled in through the front door at 9:01 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Firebroiled: It's no good, they're tapping the lines! If I could only speak to someone. If I could only tell my story on Thursday Night Chat!
||||||||| Firebroiled hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Firebroiled?! It's 9:01 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:58 PM and Merlyn steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Merlyn: What's eating Gilbert, grape?
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Merlyn: just in time, and 15 minutes early
Merlyn: Catherwood's watch is off by about 15 minutes; it is now 9:00 PM Eastern, but he says it's 9:16 PM
||||||||| Catherwood says "Poppycock! My watch has never failed me! It's 9:16 PM, exactly!"
Merlyn: catherwood, peel me a grape
||||||||| Catherwood peels Merlyn a grape.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Dexter Fong 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.
Merlyn: hey dex
Dexter Fong: Hi Merlyn....slow start tonight
Merlyn: yup
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:22 PM and late as usual, it's klokwkdog-nip, just back from Billville."
klokwkdog-nip: must be the cold
Dexter Fong: Hey Kloknip
klokwkdog-nip: hi guise
Merlyn: hoo ha
Dexter Fong: yep
klokwkdog-nip: don't everyone type at once...
||||||||| "9:24 PM? 9:24 PM!!" says Catherwood, "TweenoTheMindboggler should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as TweenoTheMindboggler enters and sits on the couch.
Merlyn: maybe billville could open a hurricane preserve
TweenoTheMindboggler: Watch as I saw this woman with a torch into pieces before your very eyes!
Dexter Fong finishes off can of bud and fires the empty over the fence into neighbors yard
Dexter Fong: Hey Tweeny
TweenoTheMindboggler: 'Evenin' all...
Dexter Fong: Tween: It burns better if you break it into small pieces
klokwkdog-nip: hi Tween! OK, Dex, Merlyn -- let's talk complex computer tech for awhile...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Dex is working on his Hunter Thompson impression.
Dexter Fong momentarily blinds himself with long cigarette holder as Tweeny reveals his awsome awful secret
TweenoTheMindboggler: Either that or rehearsing his appearance on the Red Green Show.
klokwkdog-nip: I see Clem and Bambi managed to excape and are currently at large...no CNI Radio tonight
klokwkdog-nip: can someone put up a banner? (switching to Fallingstars.co.kr pop channel...)
Dexter Fong: Tween: It's Red Green*back* and the Blue Boys
TweenoTheMindboggler: Shuffling off to 'old Virginie...
Merlyn: you mean the CNI link, kwd?
Dexter Fong holds up bananer-rama banner
TweenoTheMindboggler: 'Cmon Jesus... Show yerself up.... I'll be glad to ;)
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, so people'll know there's no FST on there tonight
Dexter Fong: Yah cheap prophet!
||||||||| New notice: 'no Firesign stream tonight'
TweenoTheMindboggler: The recent podcasts are pretty cool. Love the old stuff Cat's digging up.
Dexter Fong: oh god, what'l we pee into
klokwkdog-nip: . wishes he could get a cheap Prophet amp...
Dexter Fong knows he was gonna say that
klokwkdog-nip: fallingstars isn't funny, but they do great sets
TweenoTheMindboggler: Wishes he could get a cheap Prophet T-8.
Dexter Fong loves his Biblical Prophet, all the important stuff is printed in red
Merlyn: Yeah, those 8 clips are all from the first hour, I haven't done the second CD yet
Merlyn: But Cat said in acf-t that he got it from someone else
klokwkdog-nip: Oh, I thought some guy had left his script in the motel desk...
klokwkdog-nip: no pink pages, though
Dexter Fong: Klok: That was Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Gideon...they skipped without paying
TweenoTheMindboggler: Did everyone see the EFF story on cell phone tracking? http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2005_10.php#004090
klokwkdog-nip: they left it no doubt, to help with poor Rocky's revival
Dexter Fong: Klok:Well done =))
klokwkdog-nip: and now, I heer on the radio today that 65 year-old Harrison Ford will shoot yet another Indiana Jones epic, due 2007
Dexter Fong: Indy and the Nursing Home of Horror?
klokwkdog-nip: . goes to allmusic. com to find out who the heck the czars are...
TweenoTheMindboggler: It'll probably be good, considering the amount of time they've had to look at improvements.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Lol, Dex...
Merlyn: Indiana Jones and the orthopedic bullwhip
Dexter Fong: ...and his faithful sidekick Nurse Kratchit
klokwkdog-nip: ah, just what i need: "bittersweet, melancholy, cathartic, searching..."
Merlyn: Sean Connery has semi-retired, mostly because he doesn't like any roles he's been offered
TweenoTheMindboggler: With Connery again. The hunt for The Holy Red Quayle.
Merlyn: I wonder if they'd get him for indy 4
klokwkdog-nip: just what we need, another finicky "actor" with the same accent no matter what nationality he's 'spozed to be
klokwkdog-nip: hiding in Spain to avoid supporting his government (either of them, unless he's made King of Scotland, of course)
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, give Klokwkdog-nip some Haggis
||||||||| Catherwood gets klokwkdog-nip some haggis.
Merlyn: 'e's gut moor achting 'bility then YU, boyo!
Dexter Fong: Yesh, thatsh right, Mr. Merlyn
TweenoTheMindboggler: The technology's so much better, too. They did a movie with Willis here is Austin using nothing but graphics and a background screen for the actors. Forget the name...
klokwkdog-nip: if my state/country's leader's gonna have an accent, I want Franka Potente, not Ahnold
Dexter Fong: Tween: Musta been riviting
Merlyn: GIT yer filthy hansh UFF me, yu DAMN durty APE!
Merlyn: (but he didn't do that part)
TweenoTheMindboggler: Didn't see it, but it didn't get bad reviews.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Who yu callin' a crash test dummy?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Great Idea...constitutional ammendment, any pres has always gotta speak in a foreign accent to remind us that we're all one people =\
Merlyn: like queen victoria
TweenoTheMindboggler: Go to The People, ask The People...
Dexter Fong: Or FDR
klokwkdog-nip: was she in the New York Dolls?
Dexter Fong: Klok: No, she collected New York Dolls
TweenoTheMindboggler: There is nothing to flee but fleas themselves!
Merlyn: ok, what do FDR, Phyllis Diller, and Cruella de Ville have in common?
klokwkdog-nip: a real American Girl, eh?
Dexter Fong: Then I must fly
Dexter Fong: OK Merl, I give
TweenoTheMindboggler: I'm going out there, Maury...
klokwkdog-nip: . heard MBE's interview with the Mormon guy who did the new NYD movie, and it was fascinating
Merlyn: they all use cigarette holders
Merlyn: I thought diller should have played cruella in 101 dalmatians
klokwkdog-nip: right out of the first "Blues Brothers" movie: "We're getting the band back together..."
Dexter Fong: So did I till I temporarily blinded my slef when working on my Hunter Thompson impression
klokwkdog-nip: never saw it, but heard enough from frightened parents. "Doggie movie! Play Doggie movie again!"
Merlyn: by drinking?
TweenoTheMindboggler: She binded me, with SCIENCE!!
Merlyn: by the way, caffeine and the main ingredient of chocolate have been detected in space
klokwkdog-nip: I decided the ultimate evil gift was two VHS copies of 101 Dalmations, so that when the kids wear out #1 from playing constantly, there's still another to go
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: Yes, turned out I was drinking Sterno
klokwkdog-nip: black magic woman now. cool set
Dexter Fong: luckily it was thick enough to plug up the cigarette holder
klokwkdog-nip: Dex is a respected law enforcement ossifer?
Merlyn: I predict Lensman-like stories of deep space chocolate miners to appear, with the obligatory chocolate pirates
Dexter Fong: I'm a smoking man, I swear to God
TweenoTheMindboggler: I prefer Supernatural. Heck of an album.
Merlyn: "fire one across her bow, Mr. Keebler"
Dexter Fong: Merl: Lensman? wow..that goes back aways =))
TweenoTheMindboggler: That's right, Jim & Nelly Ossifier.
klokwkdog-nip: . calculates...is doc smith out of copyright? NO!
klokwkdog-nip: thank you Disney Corp....
TweenoTheMindboggler: The Ossman cometh.
Merlyn: stolen chocolate would be hot chocolate
Merlyn: when do series characters go PD? measured from their first, or last appearance?
klokwkdog-nip: OK and so Like Water for Chocolate would be Hot...?
Dexter Fong somewhere aboard the World Space battlecruiser Ovaltine is hot or cold on the trail of the Mocha Marauders
Merlyn: Some Like It Hot Chocolate
Dexter Fong: The Chocolate Dandies, cross dressing space pirates
Merlyn: E. E. "Dopey" Smith
Dexter Fong: The seventh dwarf
klokwkdog-nip: seen those mash-up movie trailers? The Shining done as a comedy?
Merlyn: saw that one, but that's about it so far
Dexter Fong: Klok: Yes, I saw jaws
klokwkdog-nip: Merl/Dex - ROFL
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hot Chocolate... Isn't that a 70's funk band?
Dexter Fong realizes he shoulda said "the seventh dward *star*" keeping the space opera metaphor going
klokwkdog-nip: Quoth the AMG: Hot Chocolate -- An interracial English funk and soul group, Hot Chocolate scored a pair of huge hits in the '70s but were otherwise more enthusiastic than skilled
Dexter Fong: More enthusiastic than skilled = METS...oi!
TweenoTheMindboggler: And the word was enthusiasm!
klokwkdog-nip: Lucas today at the Star Wars museum: American Grafitti was two guys, a girl and a hot rod. Star Wars was two guys and a girl and a spaceship. It's really about the people, not the technology.
Dexter Fong: ...and we had an orgasm...and it's name was Hot! Dog!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Dex likes eating at the ball park.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Tell that to the tech companies
TweenoTheMindboggler: And the lips, and the rate feces....
klokwkdog-nip: Lucas is making all his money off tech now
Dexter Fong love asweet and asour fungo
klokwkdog-nip: He was talking about marketing a system just like Tweeny was describing
TweenoTheMindboggler: Is Pixar still the really big deal as far as animation, or do they have any real competition?
klokwkdog-nip: Dreamworks triess
Dexter Fong: and what about Ralph Bakshi and rotonotoism
klokwkdog-nip: it's really about the story, and as long as Jobs is somewhere in the loop and makes sure they have a grabber script, Pixar can steamroller them
||||||||| Outside, the 9:53 PM downtown bus from Montgomery pulls away, leaving CommieMartyr coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
CommieMartyr: Comrades!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Is that anything like Bokononism?
klokwkdog-nip: welcome, CM
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey CM...
klokwkdog-nip: is that like balkanism?
Merlyn: we control the means of production
Dexter Fong: Hi CM
CommieMartyr: we control the bloody money too
klokwkdog-nip: speaking of witch, d'ya think Fitz is gonna break the Pres. tomorrow?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Still ike to play with a quad=core G5 Mac, though, just to see what it could do with animation on the desktop.
CommieMartyr: vice prez might be on the skids.
Dexter Fong: Old Robert Klein line: The laws of supply and demand...we got the supply and we can demand whatever the fuck we want
Merlyn: I hope so.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Looks like someone blew a horn at the walls of Jehrico, to me.
Merlyn: remember Agnew went before Nixon did.
klokwkdog-nip: someone just came out with a plan for a 4 GHz 65-nm PPC they claim is gonna rock
Dexter Fong: Tween: That was Gideon..his wife was inside shopping
TweenoTheMindboggler: No lo contendre, dude...
klokwkdog-nip: i still think Jobs made a dumb turn to Intel stuff
klokwkdog-nip: and I don't use nothin' but x86 stuff myself...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 9:57 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
TweenoTheMindboggler: The chips run cooler. He can't put the high-end PPCs in the laptops.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Yo, E...
Dexter Fong: brief afk for inspiration
klokwkdog-nip: hi elayne!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
klokwkdog-nip: . looks up Cecret Jones...
Elayne: No Fran and Jim tonight?
CommieMartyr: Hi Elayne
Merlyn: I thought it was making the OS machine-independent, so it'll run on various processors, not just choosing one to run on
Elayne: And no Cat, but it's still early on the left coast...
TweenoTheMindboggler: He makes a deal with Dell, and he might sell a WHOLE lot of copies of OS X.
CommieMartyr: Jim and Nelly Houseafire
klokwkdog-nip: sheesh -- All Music Guide don't got no Cecret Jones! But all over Google. I'm disappointed in AMG...
klokwkdog-nip: they are in transit to Dendron as we type, E
klokwkdog-nip: Merlyn -- I've never been a big fan of VM-type schemes
TweenoTheMindboggler: I thought it was Celeron...
Elayne: Dendron? Is that some sort of gathering?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
CommieMartyr: sounds like a plant
klokwkdog-nip: no, Celeron is the other side of Danville; Dendron is in Tidewater
TweenoTheMindboggler: Yeah, that's one thing I had to get used to with OS X. Constant VM. Seems to work just fine, though.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with doctec-o-rama close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:01 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the anteroom.
CommieMartyr: catherwood needs to wind his watch
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:01 PM"
klokwkdog-nip: E - no, that's where Jim and Fran live (when they're not spending 6 months of the year in MI)
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey, Doc...
Elayne: Hi Tom!
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, give everyone a sleeve job
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone a sleeve job.
klokwkdog-nip: can it be? Doctec?!
||||||||| llanwydd enters at 10:02 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Chapeau Manger.
Elayne: How's Lili doing?
Merlyn: hey doc, llan
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hi, LL...
Elayne: Hey Llan!
doctec-o-rama: so, if i were to sell my (incomplete) collection of dear friends records (i have shows 1 & 5 thru 12), how much ya think i can get for them on ebay?
llanwydd: God told me to invade this chatroom
Dexter Fong: llan: Hi
klokwkdog-nip: welcome, Ilan!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Lol, LL
Dexter Fong: God is on vacation
doctec-o-rama: lili's in turnaround (she finished chemo, she's about to start radiation)
klokwkdog-nip: is the Wolf at the door, DT, or is it just you hear him in the distance?
doctec-o-rama: i hear him in the distance
klokwkdog-nip: . thinks that in his estimation, Lili's always been radiant!
Elayne: Send her my best, Tom. Dunno who'd want to bid on the DF records, but there's bound to be someone.
doctec-o-rama: i have too much crap i'm hanging on to, so i'm selling my life (as it were)
TweenoTheMindboggler: Please give her the best...
Elayne: I'll take #6 off your hands, as you well know. :)
CommieMartyr: I hope she does ok
llanwydd: very happy to hear Lili is doing better
klokwkdog-nip: there is nothing, repeat nothing? can you go back to Manhattan grind?
doctec-o-rama: e: i had you in mind for that one :-) ... prolly just gonna give it to ya
doctec-o-rama: klok: it's less that than i don't wanna have to go back to work *just yet* ... what with lili about to start in on 7 wks of radiation
Elayne: Now that I'm getting more familiar with CT, I might come up and take it. :) Are you near the Merritt? That's become my favorite parkway.
klokwkdog-nip: that's too bad, DT
doctec-o-rama: i kinda wanna be available to her thru that
TweenoTheMindboggler: 7 week. Sounds like no fun at all.
doctec-o-rama: no too far from merritt at all really
Elayne: Darn, Tom. I have my CT map right here, what's the nearest big road to you?
klokwkdog-nip: maybe you could take a quick course in nurse's assistant, rad treatment
klokwkdog-nip: . thinks he means not too far
llanwydd: pardon me for not saying much but I'm making dinner. I will be socializing a bit more in a few minutes
klokwkdog-nip: understood, Ilan
doctec-o-rama: e: easiest way to get to lili's from where u are is to take marritt to exit 49 n (route 25 bridgeport) - puts you on 8/25 connector to i-95 ... then i-95 to exit 33 (about 5 mins after you get on 95 from connector)
doctec-o-rama: k llan
Elayne: Exit 49 to 95 to exit 33, I see it. Nearer to Stratford, then?
klokwkdog-nip: doc - just find the street on Google Maps and mail E. the link thing in the upper right corner; then she can feed her loc. in and get directions and a nice map
doctec-o-rama: and as far as going back to the manhattan grind: there is no way i can deal with that lind of commute any more. i'm totally sick of having to spend 1/5 to 1/4 of my work day just getiing to and from work
doctec-o-rama: e: yes, lili's place is just over the stratford border, in milford
klokwkdog-nip: I find that tool just amazing and super-fast
||||||||| Dave enters at 10:09 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and rushes off to the Chapeau Manger.
doctec-o-rama: klok: yes, google maps totally rocks
Elayne: Yes, I see it on the map. Best doing 95 as much as possible, then, even though I much prefer the Merritt.
Dexter Fong: Hey Dave
TweenoTheMindboggler: Long time no hear, Dave...
Elayne: So, how up are you to receiving visitors this next couple weekends?
Elayne: Hi Dave!
Dave: here I am!
klokwkdog-nip: hey, Dave
klokwkdog-nip: Yeah, DT; I was helping someone in Oregon and I was looking at the motel and telling them where things were by the crosswalks on the street out front
Dave: brb having issues
||||||||| At 10:11 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Dave!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
doctec-o-rama: e: it would have to be this weekend, my dad is flying me out to his new place in illinois (50 miles from chicago) to help him with computer stuff and get settled there - will be out of town from 11/5 through 11/12
Dexter Fong: Gedundheit, Dave
doctec-o-rama: lili and i will be at a halloween party this saturday night
Elayne: Hmm, this weekend might be doable, Tom. Have to check with Robin, though, he has a bit of a deadline. Might be just me.
Dexter Fong: or Gesundheit
Elayne: Sunday PM, mayhap?
klokwkdog-nip: always keep some issues next to the computer. have learned this by long experience
CommieMartyr: important call. bbl
Elayne: Wanna see foliage!! :)
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:12 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs CommieMartyr by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
TweenoTheMindboggler: The ship's present captain...
klokwkdog-nip: the windstorm blew it all away here
klokwkdog-nip: dankeshon, Tween
Dexter Fong: Captain Gesundheit is the permanent Prussion Captain, Tweeny
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:13 PM, dragging Dave by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
klokwkdog-nip begins to suspect Tween is a Sumaratran
Dave: try this again
Dexter Fong: ok, again
doctec-o-rama: there will be much fine fall foliage on view along the merritt over the course of the next 2-3 wks
klokwkdog-nip: try what again??
Elayne: Yeah, we saw some of it during our last trip to Ikea.
klokwkdog-nip: that long, DT? I thought they took it down the 1st week in Nov. to put up the Christmas stuff...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Still looking for a safe and practical use for the Zeppo Tube.
Dave: there we go, well classes are going well, it's college life, no drinking for Dave though, much too anti-social
Dexter Fong: taking it down tomorrow for halloween and then Thanksgiving
klokwkdog-nip: i think the taxpayers are tired of paying expensive labor to tape up all those colored leaves every fall, though
doctec-o-rama: klok: well, this year there were delays as a result of the special prosecutor's indictments and harriet pulling out of the s.c. nomination
klokwkdog-nip: personally, I like all the stonework on those classic WPA-era bridges
Dave: hey we've got a war to pay for! we don't need leaves! 'specially colored ones
Merlyn: not "colored leaves", kwd - "leaves of color"
doctec-o-rama: too many distractions, y'know
||||||||| TweenoTheMindboggler says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, TweenoTheMindboggler exits at 10:15 PM.
klokwkdog-nip: oh, understood, DT
Dave spits colors
doctec-o-rama: it's a rainbow!
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "10:16 PM and late as usual, it's principalpoop, just back from Hellmouth."
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'TweenoTheMindboggler', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:16 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Elayne: I hear their summer job is painting the roses red...
Dexter Fong: ;prefers leaves of grass
Elayne: Hey PrinPoop!
Dexter Fong: Hey pP
principalpoop: bonsoir
doctec-o-rama: so bush should nominate ozzy osbourne - that way he can say he nominated ozzy & harriet
TweenoTheMindboggler: Trying different font sizes...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Evenin' P...
klokwkdog-nip: groan
||||||||| 10:16 PM -- TweenoTheMindboggler left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
principalpoop: how are you all?
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies TweenoTheMindboggler into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:16 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Doc: But what albout little ricky
klokwkdog-nip: we are operating
Dexter Fong: ...and David
Merlyn: how are I all what?
principalpoop: is that my font or yours?
Dexter Fong: My font am blow
klokwkdog-nip: stop the presses! mr kane wants to change fonts. again
klokwkdog-nip: the baptismal of fire
Dave: hey anyone heard from good ol' or perhaps just good or just ol' Ken?
doctec-o-rama: little ricky's bucket got a hole in it - it won't work no more
klokwkdog-nip: yes, he is around, but usually on the road during chats
TweenoTheMindboggler: I'm at the font of the line, not the back of the bus. Speakiing of... Rosa's passing reminds us all...
Dexter Fong: He was here last week Dave
||||||||| At 10:18 PM, TweenoTheMindboggler vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'TweenoTheMindboggler', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:18 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
principalpoop: he is driving trucks again, doing ok last I heard
Merlyn: Did you want a new font?
principalpoop: and how are you dave?
klokwkdog-nip: don't get much specific mail, mostly mailing list-type stuff 'cause he's working a lot (and that has to be helpful)
Dave: well that just figures
principalpoop: no no no my font is fine
doctec-o-rama: cat will either be here very late or not at all tonight - he's dining with friends this evening
Merlyn: tween is going in and out like anything
TweenoTheMindboggler: Gotta start using HTML in the chat one of these days.
Dexter Fong: Put your best font forward
Dexter Fong: Fontsy that
||||||||| TweenoTheMindboggler departs at 10:20 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and intones "Presenting 'TweenoTheMindboggler', just granted probation at 10:20 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter Fong: Tweeno is trying to boggle *our* minds
principalpoop: I had a teacher talking about how people can read many fonts and handwritten letters while machines have trouble
principalpoop: he explained we can see the A-ness of an A while machines cannot
Dexter Fong: eh?
klokwkdog-nip: Merlyn might make up a handy cheat sheet that can be printed out, with ezzamples
Dave: machines do have trouble that's why my scanner can't read handwriting, and then I'm no good, braille is uniform! yay!
principalpoop: stop playing with the chat tween
llanwydd: By the way, did anybody see my picture in the Rogues Gallery? I figured if we all see each other we know who we're talking to.
Merlyn: just click on the question mark
klokwkdog-nip: poop -- it's highly specialized. most folks can't throw items with their non-dominant arm very well, and your ability to read fonts decreases rapidly as you rotate the text past 90 degrees
Dexter Fong: I don't wanna see you...I just picture you all naked
principalpoop: they are getting better at reading them dave
Dave: speak for yourself llan
principalpoop: I did not know that klok, cool
TweenoTheMindboggler: Sorry, Principal. Need to slap my hand with a ruler?
Dexter Fong: Dave: lol
Dave: they are, they're pretty good these days scanners are, I have the latest version of kurzweil and it does what I want it to
principalpoop: merlyn is the enforcer, you will find your font changed
principalpoop: super cool
Dexter Fong is tired of standing on one font
klokwkdog-nip: sheesh, Ilan -- you are a deity? I had no idea! A walking trinity, eh? Shades of Robert Oppenheimer...
Dave: o change my font!
Dexter Fong: storklike
llanwydd: I'm the one in the middle. That's from "The Tempest"
principalpoop: there is no business like font-business no business I know
klokwkdog-nip: Dave - here's the latest from Ken, about a week old:
klokwkdog-nip: time to eat a bite, go to bed, and get up about 3am to take shower and
klokwkdog-nip: drive from here to saginaw, then detroit, then back again. it will be
klokwkdog-nip: about 375-450 miles tomorrow depending on where in detroit the backhaul
klokwkdog-nip: is located.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Was adjusting the font size. Wanted to able to see it from the kitchen.
Dexter Fong: Klok: A back ho
Dexter Fong: ?
llanwydd: the others are my daughter and her fiancee. In that scene I am basically telling them not to have sexual relations before the wedding. Like a good father
klokwkdog-nip: Ilan -- I wasn't sure, figured it was some kind of supernatural being with three separate manifestations at once.
principalpoop: too late iian lol
Merlyn: tween, you can change the font size without logging out by selecting configure from the pulldown menu
klokwkdog-nip: where's the donkey?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Gideon sold it
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, Merlyn, but once you get the configure menu up, it won't go away
klokwkdog-nip: Dex - while he was at the hotel or later?
klokwkdog-nip: Merlyn - it's cleaner to log out and back in again
TweenoTheMindboggler: Right you are. Sorry for the inconvenience...
Dexter Fong: Later, Klok; after the Battle of JeriCO...boardroom savagery
klokwkdog-nip: sixpence none the richer, gee they're playing a good set!
Merlyn: It will go away, it just takes a while
llanwydd: the absence of Mr. Simril is rather conspicuous this evening
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: That about describes everything
Merlyn: or you can just refresh your browser manually
klokwkdog-nip: . has never seen it go away, so will try one more time...
Merlyn: ok
klokwkdog-nip: gee, can't the guy take a night off?
principalpoop: put a towel over it pablo
Elayne: Think I'll go back to my blog-skimming now. Next week, all!
doctec-o-rama: nite e
klokwkdog-nip: nite E!
principalpoop: have a super week E
Dexter Fong: Night Elyane
||||||||| Elayne is kicked out just as the clock strikes 10:29 PM.
doctec-o-rama: and remember: deputy dan has no friends!
llanwydd: night elayne
principalpoop: kicked out, bad catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood kickeds out bad.
Dexter Fong: But DD has a tranlater
klokwkdog-nip: Dave -- www.fallingstars.co.kr. It's a complicated visual page; let me find the direct stream URL
principalpoop: loool
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bubba's Brain close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 10:30 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the vestibule.
Bubba's Brain: Hey all.
Merlyn: ah, it doesn't go away by itself, you have to select something
principalpoop: ahhh bubba
Dexter Fong: Hey Bubba
llanwydd: howdy bub
klokwkdog-nip: Dave - Oh, that wasn't hard (used to be numeric URL): http://www.fallingstars.co.kr/ch1.pls
Merlyn: just select the blank entry before the room list
klokwkdog-nip: should be Kid Charlemange right now Dave
Bubba's Brain: Just got back from dinner with C.
doctec-o-rama: hey does anyone have any experience converting pal dvds to ntsc?
principalpoop: steely dan
doctec-o-rama: hi bb
Merlyn: or you can just change the value in the URL
klokwkdog-nip: still stuck using C, Bubba?
doctec-o-rama: (not bunnyboy)
klokwkdog-nip: doc - nicky page's digital solutions
Bubba's Brain: I ain't using her... she's using me....
llanwydd: kid charlemagne is a cool song. from Royal Scam, isn't it?
klokwkdog-nip: depends on whether it's initially video or film
klokwkdog-nip thought the song was from the Steely Dan's Greatest Hits CD
principalpoop: not katy lied
Dexter Fong: Klok: The original or the remastered bersion?
klokwkdog-nip: she did too!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Opening song on Royal Scam (great album cover art).
klokwkdog-nip: is that a new type of particle, like a baryon, Dex?
principalpoop: she lied to dr. woo?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Are you casting asbersions on my srelling?
principalpoop: I went deaf
principalpoop: ahh again
klokwkdog-nip: actually, Poop, the proper syntax is !katy_lied
principalpoop: a syntax is a fine for me
klokwkdog-nip: Dex - No! I'm still busy casting out 9s and then I have to cast out some daemons...
Dexter Fong: Katy, Lied = Katy sings German songs by Schubert
llanwydd: poor sperring is an index to mental demangement
klokwkdog-nip: and then this weekend, I must entertain a cast of thousands
doctec-o-rama: what about the pearls and the swine?
klokwkdog-nip: or as the old saw goes, (1000s)()
||||||||| 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 Bunnyboy disembarks at 10:36 PM.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Sounds like fun, Klok.
llanwydd: poor prounounciation is a clearer indiction
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fong: llan: You couldn't be more right and that's why we've got a whorehou...warehouse full of them
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey, Bun...
principalpoop: doctor's office waiting room or elevator musak?
Dexter Fong: Hiya Bunny
Bunnyboy: doc: not bunnyboy? Que?
klokwkdog-nip: oh, (perl)(theSwine())?
doctec-o-rama: wherehouse?
principalpoop: there house
TweenoTheMindboggler: Best little warehouse in TX.
llanwydd: therehouse
Bunnyboy: doc's line was the first one I caught.
Bunnyboy: where's cat?
Dexter Fong: House ofrf Merrit Parkway..where you earn the right to drive, Doc
principalpoop: who cast it? one of the thousands?
Bunnyboy: there castle.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Fishing for schnook there, Doc?
klokwkdog-nip: the linux link tech show had some european guy being interviewed on Skype Wed. nite and between the accent and the grubby connection, it was simply impossible to understand
llanwydd: I knew somebody would beat me to the punchline
TweenoTheMindboggler: A little plastic one.
doctec-o-rama: bunny: when i said hi bb, it was directed to bubba's brain who had just logged in a few minutes before you did
Dexter Fong: A Mans home is a (White) Castle
klokwkdog-nip: is that like the House of Pancake?
principalpoop: I am guessing sting who's father works for the cia
principalpoop: international
TweenoTheMindboggler: Is that like the Hamburgler?
klokwkdog-nip: is this a song about Yes?
Bunnyboy: Ah, there's the Brain!
llanwydd: I thought sting's father was english
Bunnyboy: Hiya Bub, Dex, all
TweenoTheMindboggler: It's a song about Dr. No.
klokwkdog-nip: that's just what they want you to think, Ilan
llanwydd: now that I think of it there is another lesser sting
llanwydd: who should be called stink
principalpoop: mayor mcduck and mayor mccheese and mayor gouda
klokwkdog-nip: sheesh, Boz!
Dexter Fong: llan: He said CIA, International...a plausibly deniable sub=division
klokwkdog-nip: culinary institute of america
TweenoTheMindboggler: That's the liverwurst thing I've ever heard...
llanwydd: LOL, klok!
principalpoop: dr. no, was his first name yessor?
Dexter Fong: pP: YahhhhhhhSir!!!!
llanwydd: I'm a chef for the CIA
klokwkdog-nip: Ilan - Boz is really an Austrian guy posing as the gov. of California
principalpoop: I can name that tune in, oops nope I can't
principalpoop: sreech english son
TweenoTheMindboggler: Ask the cop in the woodpile...
klokwkdog-nip: who knows what Dr. No's middle name was?
principalpoop: who was on first?
doctec-o-rama: mmmmmmaybe
Dexter Fong: How many piles would a woodpile cop have if a ....etc
TweenoTheMindboggler: Tolkien?
klokwkdog-nip: LOL, Dex
principalpoop: no, I don't inhale thanks
llanwydd: no the cop in the woodpile works for the CIW
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - wrong megalomaniac
principalpoop: ctw country and western music?
Dexter Fong: country, *then* western pP
Bunnyboy: Picked up two swell video sets this week: the SPECTACULAR 3 disc edition of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and Volume 3 of the WB Cartoons Golden Collection.
principalpoop: ah then
TweenoTheMindboggler: Speaking of Megalo... Seen the trailer to the new movie "The High Cost Of Low Prices" (Walmart)?
doctec-o-rama: well, lili's down for the count - and it's been long day for me, and a longer one is coming up tomorrow - so i'm gonna bid you all adieu.
klokwkdog-nip: sounds nice, BB
principalpoop: best of luck to all doc, ciaoo
Bunnyboy: OZ was treated the way all true classics should be.
doctec-o-rama: as i reported earlier, cat may or may not make it here tonight, he's out dining with friends...
klokwkdog-nip: good evening, DT and best to Lili and you 2
doctec-o-rama: eating out and feeling better
TweenoTheMindboggler: We've got both kinds of music here, Country & Eastern (Jan Hammer w/Steve Goodman).
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Just out of curiosity and wonderment, when do you get a chance to view all these big projects you get?
Bubba's Brain: Nite doc.
Dexter Fong: Deu it Doc, for all of us
Bunnyboy: Dex: Ehrm, pay no attention to that man behind...
principalpoop: I saw jan hammer in concert, I had forgotten him wow
doctec-o-rama: i just bought a couple of jan hammer cds via his web site
Bunnyboy: Oh, well, I chip away at the pile. Possession is 9 tenths of the fun!
klokwkdog-nip: . certainly had forgotten him
doctec-o-rama: anyway nytol ... hope to see you all next week!
doctec-o-rama: ttfn ttyl c ya bye
llanwydd: I've heard Jan Hammer on a Mahavishnu album. Quite impressive
principalpoop: keep 'em flying
TweenoTheMindboggler: Jam Hammer band w/Jeff Beck live. Pick it up. You'll like.
Dave: it's the getting of the big projects that's the fun part sometimes, I get huge box sets and then listen to them over time, all 39 discs of Bill Evans for example *big grin* I get to take a history of jazz class next quarter, which will either be really good or really boring because I have done a lot of research on the subject
||||||||| 10:45 PM -- doctec-o-rama left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dexter Fong: pP: I saw Hammer back int the ummlate 70's or early 80's playing in a local Jazz bar with a trio
klokwkdog-nip: . thinks that most of these folks will end up like Celine Dion, Wayne, artists in residence in Las Vegas...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Everybody remembers him for the theme from Miami Vice. That's nothin'...
Bubba's Brain: I gotta go and do.... I might log back in later.
Dave: jan hammer? new find! will check it out
||||||||| Bubba's Brain rushes off, saying "10:46 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
klokwkdog-nip: the nice thing about the history of jazz is that it's still being uncovered, Dave
principalpoop: capital center, not sure what they call it now
TweenoTheMindboggler: No doubt, Dex. He doesn't need electronics to shine.
klokwkdog-nip: nite Bubba!
principalpoop: you will love him dave, try jon luc ponti also
klokwkdog-nip: sheesh, a different Aha song!
principalpoop: hubba bubba
klokwkdog-nip: the ultimate 1-hit wonder
TweenoTheMindboggler: A Mini Moog w/an Oberheim Module slaved. Heck of a one-note machine w/Beck.
Dexter Fong: ABBA UBBA Bubbub
Bunnyboy: Yes, Jan Hammer and Jeff Beck. Saw Jeff Beck live back in 1979, with a quite young Simon Phillips at the drums.
TweenoTheMindboggler: The Jean Luc Starship. What a great name for a band...
llanwydd: Interesting that the Mahavishnu Orchestra was thoroughly international. Hammer is Czech, I believe
Dexter Fong: lol Tween
klokwkdog-nip: watched Imogen Heap on KCRW this week. absolutely amazing synth and computer production
TweenoTheMindboggler: Yep, a Czech immigrant.
Dexter Fong: ..with Grace Slick as katherine Janeway
principalpoop: picard clark 5
Dave: always wanted to hear the mahavishnu orchestra, but don't know where to start
principalpoop: and her hot licks
TweenoTheMindboggler: Never heard of IH. Will have to look them up...
klokwkdog-nip: AMG - A native of Prague, in what was then Czechoslovakia, Hammer was born into a musical family (on April 17, 1948) and began studying piano at age four.
Dexter Fong: Dave: Always start at the beginning
TweenoTheMindboggler: She'd make a great KJ.
llanwydd: Dave, "The Inner Mounting Flame"!
principalpoop: of course he only studied it, he was on the ground looking up at pianos at 4 years old
TweenoTheMindboggler: Patice Rushen also played with them. Also serious, just not as famous.
Dexter Fong: ...with Jay Silverheels as the Indian dude
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - Look under "recent shows" at http://www.kcrw.org/show/mb
Dave: I started on piano at 4 years old, still got the tape somewhere, but stopped, need to learn my theory at some point though, but I hate braille music
Bunnyboy: I'm gonna have to upgrade my video card, methinks. The new version of my favorite game is speced out for cards holding 64MB onboard RAM minimum, 128MB recommended. Mine only has 32MB.
principalpoop: another prodigy
Dexter Fong: Must depart for car moving ceremony, hope I get back before you all leave....See you later or next time
principalpoop: hail rita
principalpoop: many have 256 now bb
klokwkdog-nip: happy parking Dex
Bunnyboy: Night, Dex!
klokwkdog-nip: . avoids anything that requires fancy video cards; is tempted by Wobbly Windows, but that will work on just about any garbage 3D card
principalpoop: I must have doing good drugs at the time, I have no recollection whatsoever of that concert, but I remember the name
TweenoTheMindboggler: Au revoir, Dex...
Bunnyboy: CIVILIZATION 4 looks keeners.
principalpoop: those are addictive
Merlyn: I might check in later all, bye for now...
principalpoop: ok M
TweenoTheMindboggler: Thanks, Merl...
klokwkdog-nip: nite merlyn
||||||||| Merlyn leaves at 10:55 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..."
klokwkdog-nip: configure still up...
Dave: byebye
Bunnyboy: I just get spooked when I'm adding in new hardware. My rig is about 4 and a half years old, with USB 1.0 ports, and every element at least 4 or 5 machs back...
klokwkdog-nip: darn
Dave: ironic isn't it? I get here for a bit for the first time in weeks and everyone leaves, ah oh well luck of the draw
klokwkdog-nip: well, the USB 1.1 stuff is easy, you can get a $10 card with 4 USB 2.0 ports and you're all set
TweenoTheMindboggler: Don't ask me, I'm a Mac guy. Plug it in, there you are...
klokwkdog-nip: Dave - at least you didn't show up at 12:30 AM this time ;-))
principalpoop: we talk of you every week dave
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, Dave, you should see what we type!
Bunnyboy: klok: Is that an internal or external card?
klokwkdog-nip: internal
Dave: I'm sure you do, smile, I feel loved
principalpoop: as long as your graphics are not integrated to the motherboard you should be ok
TweenoTheMindboggler: Good Bonnie Raitt album, Luck of the Draw.
Bunnyboy: klok: Connected to what board, and how so?
principalpoop: we are jealous you are in college, we say your name in spite smile
klokwkdog-nip: Bunnyboy - presuming it's an Intel PC: http://www.pcimicro.com/.sc/ms/cat/1127449136078558/9/nc/Controller%20Cards--USB%20Card%20%5E2F%20Adapter
llanwydd: Is your mother bored?
principalpoop: who's mother?
Bunnyboy: klok: Hey, thanks! Solid.
klokwkdog-nip: that's not a recommendation, since there are many competitive places that have like cards in the $10 range
Dave: oh yeah, because I'm loving this stuff, actually I'm having a good time, getting to pursue interests and learning a lot
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bun, have you heard 3 Dead Troll's "Welcome To The Help Desk"?
principalpoop: super cool
Bunnyboy: Tween: Why, no. Sounds like a bit of all right, eh wot?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Canadian, actually.
principalpoop: we talk about you and different kinds of cheese
Dave: mmmmm cheese
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
principalpoop: cheese logs, cheese sandwiches
principalpoop: he was very early tonight
TweenoTheMindboggler: They must have used Catherwood's calculations for that Mars probelbe.
||||||||| Catherwood ignores TweenoTheMindboggler
principalpoop: be nice catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to principalpoop and yells "My ears are burning..."
principalpoop: I am shocked, shocked that Meirs withdrew
TweenoTheMindboggler: I know a bush that's burning...
Bunnyboy: Think Karl Rove is sneaking offshore?
||||||||| "11:03 PM? 11:03 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits in the comfy chair.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Talk about a house of cards. If Rove goes down, and then Cheney. Jeesie peesie...
cease: hey
principalpoop: with skippy?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey Cat...
principalpoop: good evening mister cease
principalpoop: oops scooter
TweenoTheMindboggler: Skippy The Mouse? (See Empty Nest series)
principalpoop: I hope they caught tick tock cheney
Bunnyboy: lo cat!
llanwydd: evening, cat. I was saying a while ago that your absence was conspicuous
TweenoTheMindboggler: An indictment isn't a conviction. They've got great lawyers. It's gonna have to be like Agnew. No other way out.
Bunnyboy: My wifey is finally home. See yez all soon!
principalpoop: now his presence is conspicuous
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bye Bunny...
principalpoop: hip hop bunnyboy
llanwydd: nite bunny!
cease: bun
||||||||| Bunnyboy says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Bunnyboy exits at 11:07 PM.
cease: just got home
cease: did i miss anything?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Besides, with Agnew it was bribes, as I recall, not "The Criminialization Fo Politics". He, he.
principalpoop: you are right tween, keep your fingers crossed
klokwkdog-nip: hi there Cat
principalpoop: many were here and left cease
llanwydd: you missed everything. what a mess!
cease: they come, they go
cease: they live, they die
klokwkdog-nip: doctec warned us you'd be tardy
principalpoop: starting a war by spinning about a wife should be criminal
cease: was he and lili here?
cease: how is she?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Nothin' here but us chickens at Roosterama.
klokwkdog-nip: cat - doctec was here, lili wasn't on but around it seems from context
cease: is rama still fucking those roosters?
llanwydd: never heard of that being done, pp
TweenoTheMindboggler: It makes Watergate look pretty darned tame.
klokwkdog-nip: lili is getting ready for rad treatment still
llanwydd: I got here about quarter to ten
TweenoTheMindboggler: Rama Dass?
principalpoop: it is novel llan
cease: there are strrong parallels. nixon too thought himself invincible. classic hubirs
cease: stil? i thought last week
principalpoop: rama madonna rama?
principalpoop: yes hubris
TweenoTheMindboggler: Except this time, DeLay and Frist are also on the menu. You never know...
cease: Rma Instant Ramen. Have a noodle, not out, have another
llanwydd: that was a book by Arthur C. Clarke, wasn't it? "I Remember Rama".
principalpoop: when god talks to you, I could see how you get that idea
cease: Trtansubstantiate, regurgitate, repeat
cease: live with MOMA
klokwkdog-nip: . microwaves a moon pie for dessert...
TweenoTheMindboggler: I remember Rama Dass. We were at the bar on Grok 9 one night having Romulus ales...
cease: ok i dont have nearly enough ingrediants. be back momentarily
llanwydd: ever had a cow pie for dessert?
klokwkdog-nip: life with father...
||||||||| 11:12 PM: Charles Throat jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
principalpoop: I know that bar, stella with the multiple breasts works there
Charles Throat: Bringing Up Dinner
klokwkdog-nip: is that like mud pie, Ilan?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hi CT...
principalpoop: ahh the throat
Charles Throat: Hi roomies
TweenoTheMindboggler: I once ran through a cow patty. Does that count?
Dave: well all it's an early day tomorrow, so I'm gonna say goodnight and it's good to be here for a bit, layter
llanwydd: evenin chuck
||||||||| "Hey Dave!" ... Dave turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:13 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
principalpoop: night dave oops
TweenoTheMindboggler: Later, Dave...
klokwkdog-nip: speaking of eating stuff you don't want to know about: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/27/international/africa/27goat.html
llanwydd: goodnight dave
klokwkdog-nip: nite Dave
klokwkdog-nip: hey CT
cease: hey dave
llanwydd: I'll check that link well after I'm done eating
cease: only to ten cows
Charles Throat: No radio tonight?
Charles Throat: Hi klok
principalpoop: someone left a cake out in the rain
principalpoop: I am listening to somebody that put a link here
llanwydd: Does it mention sheep dip cherrystone pie?
klokwkdog-nip: JL and Fran are in transit home, CT
llanwydd: oh no, pp
klokwkdog-nip: back live on the air in a week or two
TweenoTheMindboggler: Remind me not to eat in North Africa. Maybe that's why they're all trying to get to Spain.
principalpoop: yes llan, and it took so long to make it
Charles Throat: oops
Charles Throat: OK I'm streaming some Firesign at
llanwydd: they eat arabic food in north africa, don't they?
principalpoop: that was telephone sounds before, too avant-garde pour moi
llanwydd: couscous, etc
klokwkdog-nip: the article is about Berbers, who are not exactly friendly with the Arabs...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Not getting a connection to your server, CT (iTunes).
principalpoop: live couscous or cooked?
Charles Throat: OK I know what's wrong, wait a minnit
llanwydd: couscous is granulated pasta
klokwkdog-nip: ya gotta plug in the female, CT!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Wait here...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Weighter?
llanwydd: they eat it with their hands
klokwkdog-nip: CT, I'm still getting Time Out, and it doesn't sound like Brubeck...
llanwydd: shake a north african's hand and you can tell what he had for breakfast
TweenoTheMindboggler: And wright with their feat.
principalpoop: We can't find ""
klokwkdog-nip: ...and we're looking very, very hard...
principalpoop: now I lost the radio I was listening too, link please
Charles Throat: dangit working on it
klokwkdog-nip: you mean fallingstars, Poop?
principalpoop: oops, yes, now I can find it in my history
principalpoop: thanks
klokwkdog-nip: just look at the log via the link near the bottom, scroll back up for the URL
llanwydd: those north africans eat in their car!
principalpoop: that was my next guess
klokwkdog-nip: just go to www.fallingstars.co.kr and bookmark the web page. You'll have it then and you can see the playlist. The URL was for the "mostly pop" channel.
principalpoop: they have cars now?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Anybody connected?
klokwkdog-nip: nah, it's still playing that Brubeck album, same message
klokwkdog-nip: although it might now be the sequel, Time Further Out...
llanwydd: yeah, pp. they invited over a bunch of immigrants
TweenoTheMindboggler: Are we connect to the person with whom we are speaking?
klokwkdog-nip: BTW, fallingstars gets really cranky when all the Koreans and Chinese wake up and start logging in, so sometimes it can be choppy stream.
principalpoop: nan was crushed by the experience
klokwkdog-nip: still NG, CT
TweenoTheMindboggler: It's OK, they're speaking Chinese...
principalpoop: which newsgroup?
klokwkdog-nip: ya tell a mob of firesign fans that they're gonna get a FST stream and they can become a really ugly crowd when it don't happen... :-(
klokwkdog-nip: poop - as in No Good
TweenoTheMindboggler: Burn the witch!
klokwkdog-nip: which witch?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Anybody got any string?
Charles Throat: I know, don't even bother til I fix it
llanwydd: how do you know she is a witch?
principalpoop: don't call me names klok, all I done was ask
klokwkdog-nip: ...the last witch of this vintage motion picture, Good Night and Good Luck, Lot number M-...
klokwkdog-nip: we've got to call you something, Poop
klokwkdog-nip: you've got to have some lines in this Production...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Got to see that flick. Looks great.
principalpoop: call me anything except late for dinner
klokwkdog-nip: call you...irresponsible?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Supper's ready, Mr. Garcia.
klokwkdog-nip: also, we have a message for you
principalpoop: unirresponsible
klokwkdog-nip: "do nothing to alarm the natives, but rejoin your regiment immediately!"
llanwydd: walking across the sitting room...
TweenoTheMindboggler: A tiger?
principalpoop: or sitting across the waiting room
TweenoTheMindboggler: Woke up this morning, one sock too many, eh wot?
llanwydd: time to take my ambien
TweenoTheMindboggler: Is that for your ambient noise condition, LL?
klokwkdog-nip: BTW, How I Carried The Message To Garcia - see: http://www.foundationsmag.com/rowan.html
llanwydd: ambien is the modern version of a sleeping draught
llanwydd: sic?
klokwkdog-nip: (a bit of trivia everyone should know)
TweenoTheMindboggler: No, no sic. Am bien, merci.
principalpoop: triplesic please
llanwydd: sic and tired
TweenoTheMindboggler: I love Mark Twain's article on the "heroic" massacre in the Phillipines during the war.
klokwkdog-nip: . sometimes needs sleeping naught
klokwkdog-nip: ...and sometimes needs sleeping naughts and crosses
principalpoop: dreadnaughts
llanwydd: what does hideo gump say after "and although I can't sleep..." what is that next line? It bugs the daylights out of me
TweenoTheMindboggler: Sleep naught, what your country can do for you...
klokwkdog-nip: .. often does
klokwkdog-nip: "it is because of apartment noise", Ilan
principalpoop: http://www.auralmoon.com/html/ is ok sometimes
TweenoTheMindboggler: But what you can draught for your country...
llanwydd: thanks klok. That's funny
TweenoTheMindboggler: Aural Moon does have pretty good prog on occasion.
principalpoop: hideo gump? was that the adams family that moved into next to the flintstones when they jumped the shark?
TweenoTheMindboggler: We take speedy cruise?
Charles Throat: rebooting - BTW when it works I often stream Firesign at haikeeba.com - back shortly
klokwkdog-nip: that required $80,000 worth of electronic equipment to ferret out. If certain members of FST would log into the chat sometime, we could bug them all silly with this kind of thing rather than tear our hair out doping it out in ignorance. Hmm...time to get some more dope...
principalpoop: good luck CT
llanwydd: I only remember hideo from the "Dr. Whiplash" skit and a different characterization on "Young Guy"
principalpoop: ahh that hideo
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, on Dear Friends or something like that
llanwydd: I haven't owned "Dear Friends" in over 20 years but I still remember most of it
principalpoop: I had forgotten his last name
TweenoTheMindboggler: I keep suggesting a partnership with Laugh for a radio station with Comedians' commercials.
TweenoTheMindboggler: I play the LPs all the time. Nearly worn out.
klokwkdog-nip: CT has us foaming at the mouth and leaves us hanging. NOT FAIR! Not a fair for all 4 sure.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hido Gumpatoonya
principalpoop: I am just drooling, not foaming yet
llanwydd: I'll get DF again one of these days
klokwkdog-nip: back to FallingStars pop...hey, this is another Czars tune! Somebody likes them...
principalpoop: get it for yourself for christmas this year
llanwydd: that's an idea, poop
TweenoTheMindboggler: Norton reports 7 access attempts to my PC since the start of chat.
principalpoop: that was me tween, actually I am a master hacker
TweenoTheMindboggler: Probably nothing.
llanwydd: I'm a master hacker. I cough a lot
principalpoop: oops bater not hacker
principalpoop: here's a quarter
TweenoTheMindboggler: Popiel's Pocket Master Hacker, available at Bad Bros. Bait & Switch Store...
llanwydd: speaking of which, I think I'll make a cup of coffee
principalpoop: you have the clay ready?
principalpoop: cassius
llanwydd: good one, pp!
llanwydd: I think I'll have a cough of cuppee
principalpoop: I passed one but where is fong
llanwydd: fong left early
principalpoop: parking the car
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey, CT... Komenzi her mine chatz...
llanwydd: I don't remember why
klokwkdog-nip: he didn't leave, he's just parking his car
principalpoop: did you ever find a car?
llanwydd: yeah fong has a big driveway
Dexter Fong: I'm back
klokwkdog-nip: he has to move it off the street while NYC rotates the pavement
Dexter Fong: Hi Charles
cease: im off phone
TweenoTheMindboggler: What's ppp-70-253-144-48.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net?
llanwydd: LOL, klok!
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat
principalpoop: we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway, thanks carlin
principalpoop: wb fong cat
cease: hey dex, klok too, have you noticed when ever you get together with your friends on phone or wherever, most of the conversation is about some recent imperiliment to your health, or someone close to you>
Dexter Fong: Cat: It's an age thang
cease: after a certain age, its more and more a life of dodgeball
cease: my point exactly, dex
TweenoTheMindboggler: Vlad The Impailor of Health
Dexter Fong: then it's whiffleball
principalpoop: most of the calls I get are about consolidating my debt
cease: ive had three sharp chest pains in last 2 weeks of very low level exercise classes
TweenoTheMindboggler: Did you hear John Snow was in China "requesting" that they start defecit spending?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Sweet irony...
Dexter Fong: Cat: Have you seen a doctor, taken a stress test?
llanwydd: that reminds me. do you realize that no rock star has ever died of old age? I wonder who will be the first
TweenoTheMindboggler: Ain't nothin' to play with, Cat...
klokwkdog-nip: well, "rock star" and "old age" is currently kind of exclusive...
principalpoop: I do the 5 pound and 10 pound burlap potato bag exercises, next month I will put one potato in each bag
cease: my doc of 30 years retired 2 years ago. my last doc retired earlier this year.
Dexter Fong: Cat: Then you're ahead of the game
cease: nonothing but answering machine at their clinic today. will try tomor morn.
cease: i know this is serious
principalpoop: outliving doctors? cool
llanwydd: that sounds like something my dad had, cat. And I would highly recommend you see a cardiologist
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - looks like a Southwest Bell DSL account that is accessing your address. PPP suggests it's residential.
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Charles Throat - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Can't believe the Rolling Stones, Yes, CSN and people like that are still touring. Gives a 51-year-old hope.
cease: i live in a 3 story house. the number of stairs i climb each day would seem to indicate to me that i would be in good shape, even without all the circuit training, gardening, gernal walking shlepping big camera, et al
klokwkdog-nip: Which liver is David Crosby on now?
llanwydd: my dad had it treated with medication but he did need an angioplasty
TweenoTheMindboggler: Just happened to coincide with the 4 access attempts at CT's stream.
principalpoop: good heart and no knees
cease: yes i plan to take advantage of our wonderful heatlh care system momentarily
TweenoTheMindboggler: Talk about the bionic hippy.
TweenoTheMindboggler: No doubt, cease. Do it.
Dexter Fong: I had my hippies transplanted
llanwydd: speaking of the rolling stones, tween, did you know Bill Wyman is 69 years old? Can you believe it?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Almost, cut my hair transplants...
principalpoop: thanks llan
cease: he's younger than dex, and david ossman
Dexter Fong: Tween: =))
Dexter Fong: Cat: But not by much, you whippersnapper
TweenoTheMindboggler: No joke, LL. Yikes. Do they lie in they coffins in the daytime?
cease: never snapped a whip
Dexter Fong: Ever whipped a snap?
llanwydd: I'm sure Chuck Berry is older
principalpoop: never? did you ever tote a barge?
cease: i figure they can get along by themsevles
TweenoTheMindboggler: Ever eaten a snapper?
cease: check berrry's been dead for decades, or at least vanished from memory
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - the IP address for CT's stream is an SBC account
cease: did any of you read revolting article about his toiletry habits in Spy?
Dexter Fong: Can't say I did, cat
llanwydd: I haven't read spy.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Well, Norton's doing its job.
Dexter Fong: buy I saw Sonny Curtis, original guitar with the Crickets over the weekend at Old Time Radio show
llanwydd: doesn't sound like my kind of reading
cease: a short lived by interesting mag
cease: you are of that time, dex
principalpoop: edgy
TweenoTheMindboggler: Love Buddy Holly.
cease: a few of us remember radio as that kind of article in our lives, pre-tv
Dexter Fong: Cat: YOu won't be poking fun at me if you heart keeps acting up =)
cease: the era that producede the firesign
Dexter Fong: and Dexter Fong
llanwydd: Peggy Sue was a good song
TweenoTheMindboggler: Before my time, but classic rock from when rock was in its infancy. The Beatles and other folks came from places like that.
principalpoop: precursor of the poop era
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - the address contacting your PC is also SBC, but another address in their pool
TweenoTheMindboggler: As is Rock Around The Klok.
Dexter Fong: The principal poop era , principal poop
TweenoTheMindboggler: Thanks Klok. Norton can do traces. Appreciate it.
Dexter Fong sings one o'klok rock.....
llanwydd: I take an aspirin a day for my heart. Only because there is heart disease in my family. I've never had any trouble myself
principalpoop: principle principal poop PPP
principalpoop: long legs run in my family
Dexter Fong: triple pionismo, whoa!
klokwkdog-nip: I don't think it's a problem, Tweeny.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Not so funny in 1966 when that guy went to the top of the clock tower in Austin and started killing people two blocks away (he was a trained Army sharpshooter).
principalpoop: PPP is residential somebody said
cease: your family must go far
principalpoop: but a good movie
Dexter Fong: Tween: Charlie Starkweather?
llanwydd: I'm a dullshooter
TweenoTheMindboggler: 40 years in the samarkan desert with the dutchess of kent?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Don't know his name, Dex.
principalpoop: charlie rampaged
cease: there was an x files show about that
principalpoop: duh iian
cease: the austin tower was instead the ubc clock tower, my alma
||||||||| 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: I took great delight as qualifying as Ex[ert Shar[shooter when in the army, especially considering my non GI behavior
cease: i went ot ubc long afdter austing but like everyoone after austin, there was always a fear that someone could be up there and shoot us
cease: were you in war, dex?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Uni of BC? Someone did that?
cease: my father was in world war two, but never got closer to the front than london
Dexter Fong: No cat, but I was in the army in 60 & 51& 52 when the commies were overunning half of south east asia...coulda gone any time, unfortunately it was my job to send other
TweenoTheMindboggler: Nazi V-2's are close enough, Cat.
Dexter Fong: 61 & 62
cease: no, in the xfiles episode. it was a show "shot" in vancouver. an episode was shot at my duaghters hgih schoold a few blocks from our house
llanwydd: did you see the fictional film based on the texas tower shootings? It was called "Targets". It had Boris Karloff. Very suspenseful
principalpoop: I missed that one, this one had kurt whatshisname
Dexter Fong: Boris? *Very* thuthpenthful
cease: he didnt seem to feel imperilled. job was to fix jeeps and such
TweenoTheMindboggler: Someone was asking the other day if they're still shooting films & TV in Vancouver & Toronto now that there isn't the currency advantage.
cease: maybe his base wasnt bombed
klokwkdog-nip: poop - the info Tweeny provided said it was DSL, which is broadband
Dexter Fong: My army carrer was rather sureal...very odd period of my life
cease: yeah the canuck buck is soaring.
klokwkdog-nip: if you're using dial-up, the "PPP" protocol is used, so that's a giveaway that the thing on the other end is dial-up
cease: you were in army about the same time catch 22 came out, dex
principalpoop: I saw his great-niece play guitar in the basement of a 1700s church, she is super vicky pratt keating
TweenoTheMindboggler: You can tie into DSL using PPP.
Dexter Fong: The Canuck Buck is rampant today, eh?
klokwkdog-nip: for gawd-knows-what reason, DSL broadband uses something called PPPoE, which is for "PPP over Ethernet"
llanwydd: I haven't been in any major canadian city beside Montreal
cease: well we got all this oil,....
Dexter Fong: Cat: "22" was 2nd world war, i was in in the 60's
llanwydd: oh, and niagara falls
cease: llan, you should visit vancouver. it's a better world
principalpoop: I have seen that before somewhere
TweenoTheMindboggler: Quite correct, old Kwok. Quite correct.
principalpoop: slowly I turn
cease: no dex, the book came out in 62, as i recall. so it was more of that era than the one it was "about" if you catch my meaning.
klokwkdog-nip: apparently what they do is simulate a very fast dial-up connection via broadband. Cable doesn't do this, and it sounds plain weird to me. But that's generally an indication that the DSL in question is residential
klokwkdog-nip: or a small biz
cease: in the snese that mash was more about vietnam than korea
TweenoTheMindboggler: Haven't been in CN since '67. My family used the world's fair to go from NY across CN to BC, then down to CA and back across to D.C. area.
principalpoop: any movie with buck henry is ok
Dexter Fong: I have several amusing but rather lengthy tales about my time in the service
klokwkdog-nip: Dex -Catch 22 didn't come out until well after WWII
klokwkdog-nip: 1954 or 1956 or something like that -- about the same time Vonnegut started to get stuff published
TweenoTheMindboggler: Oh, Henry, SNL?
Dexter Fong: klok: yes, but it was *set* in WW@ period
Dexter Fong: 2
llanwydd: I heard all about the world's fair when I was little. I had a cousin who went to it and I would have like to
principalpoop: go fast http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news.php?newsId=1853
klokwkdog-nip: I guess Heller and Vonnegut were in the trenches long before that, but the big stuff didn't begin to sell until the mid-'50s, did it?
principalpoop: use your passport now
TweenoTheMindboggler: Pretty cool for kids. I've been to NYC & Montreal. They should do that more instead of all this US & THEM stuff.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Pretty much yes...Mailor, and James ...The thin Red Line
principalpoop: wireless personal data transfer
cease: ask god google. im sure catch 22 came out in 62.
llanwydd: haven't read any vonnegut but I did see the film version of Slaughterhouse Five. Didn't see the point of it
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, George McGovern, who like Heller flew bombers in the S. Europe theater asked Heller why he made all the upper officers out to be such jerks
cease: i lvoed slaughte4r house 5, both flick and book but vonnegut was a 60s, not a 40s writer. differnt things entirely]
Dexter Fong: Answer: Easy...they were
cease: and as were alt firesing here, bergman wrote script for vontegtut book
cease: not bad flici too
klokwkdog-nip: Heller agreed with McGovern that his commanders were fine people, but it just made better fiction if they were all disturbed or monsters
cease: the car salesman one
cease: good people make bad novels
klokwkdog-nip: Vonnegut was a '60s writer,but he was a WWII soldier
TweenoTheMindboggler: So what about Google putting Wi-Fi acroos San Francisco?
klokwkdog-nip: Cat - what, you don't like Pearl S. Buck's books? ;-)
TweenoTheMindboggler: The Breakfast of Champions. Fine book.
Dexter Fong: Once had a Senior Bird Colonel tell me to type up his resume..gave me one (1) sheet of letterhead
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - they've got to put it somewhere!
principalpoop: troutville is next?
cease: i did when i was 10
TweenoTheMindboggler: The can cruise the mission district, I suppose...
cease: i want to read new vonnegut\
llanwydd: haven't read Pearl buck but I saw the film version of "The Good Earth". Loved it
TweenoTheMindboggler: Man Without A Country
klokwkdog-nip: Dex - did you find some way to pad the resume to fill it? ;-)
cease: he does not go gentle in to this bad night
Dexter Fong: is like a woman without a bicycle
cease: i remember nothing about her, actually.
TweenoTheMindboggler: All they had to do was put the balls on the other side!
klokwkdog-nip: cat - Annette Szczesul read big chunks of it on her Sat. WPKN show last month. It's good, really good
principalpoop: pearl and the holding company
Dexter Fong: Klok: It was terribly written, badly spelled, and generally stupid, but I got him to give me 5 extra sheets of letterhead
klokwkdog-nip: "he's still got it", she said, and I think it's true, from what little I've heard
TweenoTheMindboggler: Vonneguts gotten quite political in his old age. www.inthesetimes.com
klokwkdog-nip: Dex - did you order yourself a staff car or a helicopter?
cease: i lvoe listenign to books on ear, but i usually have air america or cbc or some other internet goodie on
llanwydd: I saw the TV movie version of Man Without a Country when it came out. That's the one with the line "Damn the United States"?
cease: yes there are tons of great audio efveryday new online
Dexter Fong: Tween: He was interviewed on some tv show the other night...got quite salty about bush et al
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - oh, he was rhapsodizing about a couple of diehard Socialist Politicians in the sections I heard. He was really proud to have known them.
cease: the daily show?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Radiopower's my favorite other than Air Am.
cease: what is url, tween?
Dexter Fong: Klok: I had my staff car to comfort me and chopped logic without any aide
TweenoTheMindboggler: Don't know, haven't read the book. Or booked the Red, for that matter ;)
llanwydd: interesting quote, dex. What's it from?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Radiopower.org: http://pri.kts-af.net/redir/index.pls?esid=dcfba0a075bd3ce6bedccf361b3869dd&url_no=1&client_id=7&uid=68efed4d03ec7e45fd3978262c107180&clicksrc=xml
Dexter Fong: llan: Gideon's Guide to WARFARE
llanwydd: aha
cease: oh i see
klokwkdog-nip: Sounds like the XXIII Psalm had some influence, Ilan...
TweenoTheMindboggler: I'm still hoping for a McCain/Sanders ticket. Not that it's going to happen.
klokwkdog-nip: who is Sanders?
Dexter Fong: Tween: Thought Colonel Sanders died
TweenoTheMindboggler: Major domo?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bernie Sanders?
Dexter Fong: Bud Selig ordered the Major Domo to stay open
principalpoop: the girl from absolutely fabulous
TweenoTheMindboggler: Vermont???
klokwkdog-nip: that's Jennifer
principalpoop: she would do fine
Dexter Fong: would do *what*?
klokwkdog-nip: at the rate W is screwing up, it's going to be real hard to find anyone worse
principalpoop: whatever they do
klokwkdog-nip: he's screwed up every job he's ever had, but this time he's really outdone himself...
TweenoTheMindboggler: He describes himself as a Social Democrat. He's the start of something.
Dexter Fong: He socializes with Democrats
TweenoTheMindboggler: Do what, come again, do what? Do what now, do what now...
Dexter Fong: do wah do
TweenoTheMindboggler: He's got conservatives on his side because he stands up for (pop), the little guy...
llanwydd: well my ambiens kicking in. I will soon be dead for several hours
klokwkdog-nip: McCain worries me. He's too far right for my tastes and he is actually competent. I think the latter means that the wingnut wing of the party (about 87% at the moment) is never going to let him near the wheel.
Dexter Fong: llan: back to your coffin, master
TweenoTheMindboggler: He stays out of people's bedrooms.
principalpoop: night scrooge
llanwydd: nyte e neight
Dexter Fong: Klok: McCain is a strange mixture of .....something?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Do I hear chains rattling?
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and snorts derisively "Presenting 'kiki', just granted probation at 12:22 AM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter Fong: Dry Bones
principalpoop: a door creaking?
principalpoop: hihi kiki
Dexter Fong: Captaim Equinox!!
TweenoTheMindboggler: McCain/Feingold legislation. Trying to fix campaign finance.
Dexter Fong: You're late kiki
cease: hi kiki
TweenoTheMindboggler: For a conservative, he does good things. Worked with Kennedy on education reform, only to see this No Child Left Behind B.S.
klokwkdog-nip: Tweeny -- "fix" is the operative word. It is being bypassed and it is reviled.
TweenoTheMindboggler: I got the music in me...
principalpoop: delay and abramhoff was trying to fix it also
Dexter Fong: Tween: The shit McCain's been thru, and yet the deference with witch he treats the asshole Republican leadership...can't fathom it, don't like it, will never vote for him
cease: feelin like i'z fixin to die rag
klokwkdog-nip: Was just reading in The Economist science section or nyt about guy who just won Nobel in Economics and his study of why hockey players wear helmets
Dexter Fong: Cat: Now cut that out!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Somebody's got to try. Nothing's going to change. There is exactly 1 (one) campaign finance rule in TX. DeLay broke it.
cease: he figures he went thru all that shit to get to where his is, why not go thru some more to get higher?
Dexter Fong: Dedication, folks
cease: oh rochester!
Dexter Fong sings "SHit will get you higher...."
klokwkdog-nip: paraphrased, for campaign finance, without rules, pols will use finance in a destructive way
TweenoTheMindboggler: I may not agree with McCain on all the issues, but I rather see him and his Cabinet at the helm than this bunch of pirate twits.
principalpoop: I have heard noise about rudy gumbahalley
Dexter Fong: Cat: Well done, =))
cease: tell don to get dennis and the boys to get in here and roll up some more bombers
cease: the show's about to begin and we dont want to let our boys down
Dexter Fong: Part of the war effort those bombers
cease: we're brinigng the war back home
Dexter Fong: I think it never left
kiki: ok
principalpoop: roll out the bombers and we'll have a bomber of fun
||||||||| kiki leaves at 12:28 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..."
TweenoTheMindboggler: I say, where's the Free Mexican Airforce when you need them?
cease: hi kiiik. start kikkiing
||||||||| 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 kiki disembarks at 12:28 AM.
principalpoop: wb kiki
cease: what was kwickki
Dexter Fong: wb kiki
TweenoTheMindboggler: Elton John & Kiki Dee. Excellent song.
cease: i kciking the war back home
principalpoop: you got the music in you?
Dexter Fong: Don't go breaking my shoes
kiki: hello?
cease: elton made four or five great albums and then rapidly degenerated in to pop muck
Dexter Fong: Hi kiki
principalpoop: hello kiki
TweenoTheMindboggler: Heck, no Porgie. Where are we gonna get our socks?
klokwkdog-nip: kiki, are you there? We hear U
cease: efver hear trhge brit album empy skly?
cease: stae of the fuckni art in those days
klokwkdog-nip: Are you FST fan, Kiki?
kiki: back from the shadows again
principalpoop: when bernie turpin left him
||||||||| It's 12:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
kiki: yup
principalpoop: I think we're all bozos
Dexter Fong: Well Dear Friends, I'm outta here for tonight
klokwkdog-nip: speek 4 yourself, Poop
cease: what was the first album you heard, kiki?
klokwkdog-nip: nite Dex
klokwkdog-nip: say hi to the car for me ;-)
kiki: bye Dexter
cease: are you, dex? alas
Dexter Fong: Next time, same firetime, same firestation
principalpoop: it is late, I will toodle, toodles
Dexter Fong: same firewal...................
klokwkdog-nip: nite Poop
klokwkdog-nip: they're fropping like dries
||||||||| principalpoop departs at 12:31 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
cease: i arrived here late. i extected naught
kiki: selling these candles...
TweenoTheMindboggler: You want flies with that?
klokwkdog-nip: well, we delivered just a little more, I hope, Cat ;-)
cease: indeed klok
klokwkdog-nip: well, it is 12:16AM EDT
cease: how time flies? we wont' weight it
kiki: keep the home fries burning
klokwkdog-nip: and it is 38 frigging degrees outside and I haven't turned on the furnace for the season yet
klokwkdog-nip: and the plants are still out on the porch
cease: have you been here before, kiki?
kiki: out here its 9:16 p.m. pst
kiki: its my first here
TweenoTheMindboggler: Celcius?
klokwkdog-nip: shortly, I will have to relinquish the chat, too, to you folks with insane time zones
cease: i suspect heat will cost you more this year, klok
TweenoTheMindboggler: Someone's used your screen name before, then...
klokwkdog-nip: Tweeny -- just because you're loafing in the Texas heat, you don't have to rub it in
cease: when did you get into firesign? recently or from their origins?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bye, Klok...
cease: klok
kiki: blame tx for breaking the president
klokwkdog-nip: we went from 80 degrees and 80% humility two weeks ago to 50 degree highs this week and last
klokwkdog-nip: I ain't leavin' yet, but maybe around 12:30
kiki: that's hot weather
TweenoTheMindboggler: Remember the Mane...
cease: i thoguht highs was a new entrant
kiki: i think cease is stoned
cease: i remember "you supply the pictures, i'll suply the war"
klokwkdog-nip: thanks Cat, I bet you Canadians are gonna laugh all the way to the bank with my gas money. Gasoline and natural gas and no doubt I'll start getting a tax on flatulence, too somehow
cease: rolling stoned, gathering kate's moss
TweenoTheMindboggler: Cat's been visiting his ranch on Victoria Island.
klokwkdog-nip: she can't smoke it anymore
kiki: well done well done
klokwkdog-nip: her handlers can't afford it
cease: ii havent heard of that island, but will try to find a drug to transport me there
kiki: perscription or non?
kiki: just kidding
klokwkdog-nip: Vancouver has more fluorescent lights than New York and LA combined...
cease: no matter how much we'd like to defy you, there are more of you in california than there are of us in our vastness
kiki: how come?
TweenoTheMindboggler: From what I can get on the internet, it looks like a pretty cool place. Was there in '67. Quite beautiful as I recall.
cease: still is tween
klokwkdog-nip: I just read this fine article in NYT that said Canada is very ostentatiously courting the Chinese oil and gas industry, gonna cut us off for all the nasty things Bush has done to their lumber industry
TweenoTheMindboggler: Not as many as Stockholm, I'll bet.
klokwkdog-nip: Once it fills up with Chinese, we won't have a chance of invading
cease: a lot of people serously interested in growing differnt strains of pot moved to bc in the 60s. from their experiements here came some of the best pot in the world and contineus to do so
TweenoTheMindboggler: India just made some big deals with Russia. Probably for the same purpose.
||||||||| It's 12:40 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...
klokwkdog-nip: not to mention the best grow lamp technology in the world...
TweenoTheMindboggler: But, they' be upside down...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bye Dex...
klokwkdog-nip: no, they're just barely right-side up, Tween
cease: trying to find the right strains to treat the right symptoms of varoius diseases. my aged relttvies, friends, neighborus et al are benefitting form this ressarch just as everyone dxid fomr the farming expperimentation of my grandparents era
TweenoTheMindboggler: The scarlet begonia industry in BC must be astounding.
cease: by dex
kiki: you still put me through too many changes
cease: i can basrely type straight. but if you want to discent whatr i'm sayijng, i suppose it is possible
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, wardrobe is killing me
kiki: wardrobe?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Rick Wakeman on Spiders. Excellent, kiki.
cease: beaver/s dad?
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, I'm trying to get my lines right, and I have to go thru all these costume changes
cease: Be-verb
klokwkdog-nip: 3 minutes
kiki: ward cleaver?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hello, and welcome to the Eldrige ward.
klokwkdog-nip: ward 8 cleaver to you, plebe!
kiki: you work in pro theater klok?
klokwkdog-nip: nah, I don't fool with those THX stereos
kiki: i mean acting
klokwkdog-nip: it's all phasing and DSP effects that really make my ears hurt. I just stick with vanilla and leave the weird stuff to folks with $$$
klokwkdog-nip: I'm not acting no
kiki: oh
TweenoTheMindboggler: Tough actin' pro rin tin tin?
cease: are you an actor, kiki?
klokwkdog-nip: I'm a very competent computer user or a completely incompetent computer pro...
TweenoTheMindboggler: GD. Neve consoles w/no eq. Mars.
klokwkdog-nip: but I share severe unemployment with many actors ;-)
cease: i've emplyed legions of them in my plays but should never be allowed to act
klokwkdog-nip: at least, their jobs didn't go to Bollywood, though
kiki: me? no, but i am told to be perfect for the job cease
klokwkdog-nip: no, they went to VANCOUVER
cease: i'm not a doctor, but i play one on chat?
kiki: uh huh lol
TweenoTheMindboggler: Hey, people deserve the best. If Bollywood can do better movies, let 'em.
cease: yes, my prevous house was just above the studio that made X Files among trilions of others
klokwkdog-nip: aren't they content to grow half the weed in North America? No, they steal jobs from our actors; they steal production companies from our cities. And we sit here passively and watch all the Canadian locales passed off as LA, as NYC...
kiki: wow cease
cease: in my city of 35,000, 5,000 work in the "industry"
TweenoTheMindboggler: A competition of artistic creativity. Beats the heck out of Iraq.
kiki: double wow
cease: there is as much tallent withing walking distnace of my dog as there is in bollywood or rome's studio or anywhere in la, i'm sure
klokwkdog-nip: and even that's not enough, they want to cram all their cheap lumber down the throats of poor, hard-working americans who are desperately trying to exterminate the disease-spreading spotted owl
TweenoTheMindboggler: Call some place paradise...
cease: you so fool, klokhead
kiki: ive never heard that one before klok
klokwkdog-nip: what, you haven't heard about all the spotted owl attacks in Oregon?
klokwkdog-nip: unless they cut down all those forests, it'll be far worse than avian flu
cease: ii go outside with my good canon camcorder and everyone assumes i'm doing a tv show. i'm just enjoying the changfing foliage
TweenoTheMindboggler: I hear Bush is having his people do a remake of The Birds w/spotted owls.
cease: the new disaease from global warming could kill all our forests very soon, kloik
klokwkdog-nip: there are rumors that they have been carrying off pets from nearby homes...
kiki: i guess i have not klok
cease: beetles or buldozers, our forests wont last long
kiki: are you serios klok?
klokwkdog-nip: I thought all the forests in Canada were falling down because the Permafrost is melting, Cat.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Be careful Klok, or cease'll sic the Inuits on ya...
klokwkdog-nip: the good news is that there will be lots of polar bear meat in the supermarkets...
cease: nots up north. van is like seattle north. but bugs aplenty
TweenoTheMindboggler: Polar Pro...
klokwkdog-nip: that's all the listening devices the Mounties have sent in to find all the growing operations...
TweenoTheMindboggler: Which is why Van is so appealing. No dog sleds needed, and maybe a parka for a few weeks.
kiki: Van is short for...?
klokwkdog-nip: Yeah, and a heavy-duty umbrella and rain parka for about 27 weeks, Tween
klokwkdog-nip: Vancouver
klokwkdog-nip: capital of the People's Republic of British Columbia
kiki: oh right right
TweenoTheMindboggler: On the other hand, you can run around town lake in your shorts during the winter in Austin.
kiki: lucky austins
cease: i go outside with an umrbrealla and shades. i sometimes use both
TweenoTheMindboggler: And it's Phoenix heat w/Mississippi humidity in the summer.
cease: no very right wing provincial govt last few years
klokwkdog-nip thought Cat used a camera ;-)
cease: left wing city got now though
kiki: it must be like walking on the sun
cease: i use a lotta things, klok
cease: no you get used to it
klokwkdog-nip: Austin is better than Houston
cease: if you like to use your eyes, there is much to do here
kiki: of course AZ is nice around this time of year
klokwkdog-nip: I thought Howard Hughes' mother's advice in The Aviator was just about right, even now ;-)
cease: where are you, kiki?
kiki: california
cease: which was?
cease: where therein?
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, I hear Phoenix is pumping all its crap to a ski resort to water dead indians' graves
cease: i grew up in la, which is how i know the firesigns
kiki: san mateo county
klokwkdog-nip: that's a good recipe for excellent karma for a city...
cease: so the dead indians will grow back?
cease: i have no idea where that is. cal is more populours than canada anyway
kiki: why water the indians
TweenoTheMindboggler: Cease has lost his kiki.
klokwkdog-nip: well, according to the descendants of the Indians they didn't kill, the dead ones are really, really angry
klokwkdog-nip: it's wastewater, Kiki; they're using it as fertilizer to grow trees around a ski resort or something
kiki: but the water?
kiki: i get it
klokwkdog-nip: it's a sacred mountain
cease: our local natives are rolling in loot from skyrocketing land prices. the ones far from the cities are dying from ineffectrive sewage trreatment
kiki: bad karma right there
klokwkdog-nip: 'course all of them are sacred, but this one really does have gravesites or remains or whatever
TweenoTheMindboggler: Phonenix is a mess. I was there in '75, when things were half decent. Now from what I hear, they've put in all sort of idiocy like golf courses and swimming pools so it's really humid, and they can't get the water they need.
klokwkdog-nip: Phoenix won't send fresh water, 'cause water is very, very expensive there
cease: it would be an intersting onion type essay abut the firesign use of indian themes
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - yeah, and they've planted so much crap that everyone who moved there for their allergies is now half dead all the time from pollen
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TweenoTheMindboggler: They used to send people with allergies to Phoenix. No more.
cease: phoenix-o-phobia
cease: two of my uncles had trailers in arizona
klokwkdog-nip: apropos of nothing, check out this line of palms in the desert, right along a fault line: http://epod.usra.edu/archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=273184
TweenoTheMindboggler: C'mon America. Be a foe.
cease: they were less likely to freeze to death there than in their natrive saskatchewan
klokwkdog-nip: yeah, it's like Florida except without the hurricanes. A trailer is really all that's needed.
klokwkdog-nip: sask is not a place to play around with bad heating system (like mine)
TweenoTheMindboggler: Did they do broadcasts? Or just fishing for schnook?
kiki: working for scale
klokwkdog-nip: sheesh, I'm 15 min. past my sell-by date. CU all later folks; welcome Kiki. We start at 6PM PDT on Thur.; more of us here then than at this hour ;-)
TweenoTheMindboggler: How's the geothermal coming in CN, cease?
klokwkdog-nip: you're a Pisces?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bye, Klok.
kiki: cancer, bye klok
klokwkdog-nip: Tween - friend is in Klamath Falls. Heat is they drill a hole down 150 feet and stick a loop of pipe down there, run tap water thru it, then thru radiators in the house.
klokwkdog-nip: bye all
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TweenoTheMindboggler: And then it was 4....
cease: there is some work witrh geothermal here, but its not in the new enough
cease: i was surpised to find anyone here
TweenoTheMindboggler: So, kiki. What's your favorite FST album?
cease: still working for scale
kiki: so far, give me immortality
kiki: i have alot to learn
TweenoTheMindboggler: Have you heard How Can You Be In Two Places?
kiki: some of it
TweenoTheMindboggler: So, you've got a couple of Fireheads here. Open a topic?
kiki: spotted owls!
TweenoTheMindboggler: Owls well that ends well...
cease: owled beer? that's the spirits here
kiki: ugghh
cease: have yout met owl ben oil? he's head of your latrine
TweenoTheMindboggler: Umma gumma.
TweenoTheMindboggler: That's my tube!!
kiki: i think the malls around here have vetoed halloween in favor of christmas in some ways
cease: tha't not gum, that the soviet department store pavilliion of Russian Oil Own All, Ink
TweenoTheMindboggler: The mauls around here like hallowed we'ans
kiki: hallowed weiner dogs
cease: north van aint malled out yet. only 2 near here
kiki: yipes
TweenoTheMindboggler: Norbert von Weiner, dawg
cease: this is a near chat-death experience
cease: are we dead yet?
TweenoTheMindboggler: Well Nick, you've solved another one. I don't know how ya do it.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Bring out your Dead...
cease: this solution is turning blew
TweenoTheMindboggler: Long hair, short hair. What's the difference once the head's blowed off?
cease: almost cut david crosby's hair today
cease: ok off i drift
||||||||| "1:18 AM? I'm late!" exclaims cease, who then scurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
TweenoTheMindboggler: David almost cut Goliath's hair.
TweenoTheMindboggler: Enough fun for won knight. Next time, folks.
||||||||| Around 1:18 AM, TweenoTheMindboggler walks off into the sunset...
kiki: and good night
||||||||| At 1:20 AM, kiki vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'kiki', just granted probation at 1:21 AM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| At 1:21 AM, kiki 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:
Bubba's Brain
Charles Throat
Dexter Fong
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