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 December 15, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Firebroiled close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 7:57 AM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the Aviary.
Firebroiled: Well, do you know about the gatherin’?
I said, do you know about the gatherin’?

I say the gatherin’ of the Revolutionary Forces!

Well, that’s gonna be at Reverend Westley’s pad--at nine o’clock tonight--and be on time .......

||||||||| Firebroiled leaves to catch the 7:57 AM train to Elmertown.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers TweenOfTheJungle in through the front door at 6:29 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
TweenOfTheJungle: What tree?
TweenOfTheJungle: Sorry, I couldn't wait...
TweenOfTheJungle: Morehei Ueshiba?
TweenOfTheJungle: Jane want banana. Back later...
||||||||| 6:48 PM -- TweenOfTheJungle left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| ah,clem enters at 8:14 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few "" with Firesign Theatre, Dwarf and Bozos, Happy Holidaize"'
||||||||| ah,clem hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's ah,clem?! It's 8:19 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:19 PM and ah,clem steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
ah,clem: will be up with a bit of "seasonal" or seasoned music, see you at 9 eastern
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and announces "Presenting 'dablacksmythe', just granted probation at 8:51 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'TOR Hershman', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:52 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
dablacksmythe: I see you couldn't wait, ah.clem
TOR Hershman: howdy do
TOR Hershman: must go
dablacksmythe: ...and a drop of dew to you.
TOR Hershman: hooray for captain spalding
TOR Hershman: ttfn
dablacksmythe: Is this the meeting that Pushover requested?
dablacksmythe: Apparently not.
||||||||| It's 9:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TOR Hershman - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
dablacksmythe: Nancy?
dablacksmythe: Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside dablacksmythe and queries "Yes?"
dablacksmythe: I was hoping to meet Nancy here. Have you seen her?
dablacksmythe: Speak up, man. Don't be shy.
dablacksmythe: Perhaps you have seen her, ah,clem?
dablacksmythe: Is there a Mr. Tirebiter in the house?
||||||||| 9:08 PM: TweenOfTheJungle jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
TweenOfTheJungle: Come simba...
dablacksmythe: Here? Now?
TweenOfTheJungle: Jane need banana juice...
dablacksmythe: No can do, comrade. You know the rules after 9.
||||||||| "9:10 PM? 9:10 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dexter Fong should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dexter Fong enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
TweenOfTheJungle: But I rolled a ten...
Dexter Fong: Hey Tweeny
TweenOfTheJungle: Evenin' folks...
Dexter Fong: Hi clem
Dexter Fong: Under da shedding chess nut tree da blacksmiff stands
dablacksmythe: If it isn't my od nemesis, Fong
Dexter Fong: Zest?
dablacksmythe: How are things back at More Science?
||||||||| "Hey Dexter Fong!" ... Dexter Fong turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:12 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
ah,clem: hi all, as usual I can only refresh at the paws
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dexter Fong close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:12 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the vestibule.
dablacksmythe: If you used the clumping type, you wouldn't have that problem.
Dexter Fong: HEY CLEM!!!!!!!!
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey Jim and Bambi!!
TweenOfTheJungle: The Chump is in the house...
Dexter Fong: da: THe old annex is back of More Science
TweenOfTheJungle: Da, Comrade. Pravda.
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and intones "Presenting 'cease', just granted probation at 9:15 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat
dablacksmythe: Meet you there later. Don't forget the 30 weight.
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey Cat... How's the icycles?
Dexter Fong: It's winter here, now using 20 weigh5t
cease: i need 4 hands
TweenOfTheJungle: I kneed shiva.
Dexter Fong applaudes 4 times
cease: trying to use 2 computers at once
Dexter Fong then sings "Deep in the heart of Taxes"
dablacksmythe: Does this mean it over, or just between movements.
TweenOfTheJungle: This is not your ordinary chat room. (smoke)
Dexter Fong: da: huh?
cease: i spoke to doc on the phone today. he said he'd join us
Dexter Fong: In matrimony?
cease: i hope not
TweenOfTheJungle: Domine domine domine, you're all without representation now...
||||||||| 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 principalpoop disembarks at 9:19 PM.
dablacksmythe: new?
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey P...
principalpoop: zion, oh happy zion
cease: i lost my firefox this morning. spent all day getting my bookmarks back, as many as i could remember
principalpoop: I have no representation now?
TweenOfTheJungle: I say, long hair, short hair... what's the difference when you shoot a nuke?
Dexter Fong: Cat: As Doc T would be the first to say...Back up your data
principalpoop: try getting pulled by the short hairs instead of your long hairs and you will feel the difference
cease: the only data last was my bookmarks, and the cookies to get into some of them
TweenOfTheJungle: Holy twin towers!
ah,clem: happy holidaze... I know there are your favs
cease: i installed bit torrent the other night. maybe that's what caused it
cease: ive been warned against those p2p things from doc among others
cease: but pot tv is only on bit torrent now
principalpoop: yes, it is, thanks ahhhhh Clem
TweenOfTheJungle: Two attempts to access my Mac since I logged on to the chat.
Dexter Fong: hey pp glad to see you're under capitalized again
cease: i'll have to uninstall bit torrent
principalpoop: gentle probing or invasive poking?
principalpoop: I am considering a name of a week like tween tween tween of the jungle
cease: i cant have the computer crashing for Fumiyo when i'm in LA
TweenOfTheJungle: Norton has addresses but can't find the owner.
principalpoop: we have an ice storm
cease: where, poop?
principalpoop: in my name cat
principalpoop: pull the curtain fred
dablacksmythe: Can't do that.
Dexter Fong: Run up some drapes
principalpoop: shut the shutters
Dexter Fong: bug the buggers
dablacksmythe: Ouvre the louvres
principalpoop: finger the fongs
Dexter Fong: Canadian eh?
principalpoop: open the openings
TweenOfTheJungle: The warden says he's tired of keeping track of firewalls.
||||||||| dablacksmythe walks away to Public Address System.
principalpoop: zest appeal? what's that?
dablacksmythe: Stay the course, everone.
Dexter Fong: I'm listening Clem
||||||||| 9:29 PM -- dablacksmythe enters.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dexter Fong: Just to polite to mention it
principalpoop: I don't have enough sense to pay attention
Dexter Fong: huh?
principalpoop: sounds fine here
principalpoop: bare with me? ok, everybody take off your....
cease: i still havent sent any firesign to y'all, ah and bambi
Dexter Fong: close clothes Mode B
principalpoop: the file is in cat directory, oops I mean root
dablacksmythe: Don't look!
Dexter Fong: Oh my Duck! My toga has disappeared
dablacksmythe: That horse need a shoein, poop?
principalpoop: no more grilled pecans for ahhh, clem catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside principalpoop and queries "Someone mention my name?"
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, mention my name in Sheboygan
||||||||| Catherwood mentions Dexter Fong's name in sheboygan.
principalpoop: close enough ahh, clem
principalpoop: neiiiiigh dablacksmythe
principalpoop: pull the curtain fred
dablacksmythe: On your cue
Dexter Fong: run up some drapes
TweenOfTheJungle: Blu—her!
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:33 PM, dragging Stickman by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
cease: why, it's the Wizard of Oz
Dexter Fong: Hey Stick
principalpoop: widen the widows
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'TheBurkissWay', just granted probation at 9:33 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
TweenOfTheJungle: Nice bass. Graphic, but nice...
Stickman: Greets, Mon Frers!
principalpoop: hello stick and the burkissway
TheBurkissWay: Good evening everybody
TweenOfTheJungle: Smootch....
TweenOfTheJungle: Smootch....
Dexter Fong: Evening TBW
principalpoop: hubba hubba george
Dexter Fong: what a tomato
Stickman: You should see me in my clown costume. Bright tie and red socks.
Dexter Fong: That's enough right there Stick
principalpoop: those sexy curves showing in that flimsy burkiss
TweenOfTheJungle: Are you still afraid of fighting clowns?
Stickman: It's the office Xmas party tonight so I put on my Halloween costume.
dablacksmythe: Can I squeeze the wheez?
cease: are you going as a stick?
TheBurkissWay: Did anyone else hear the BBC broadcast?
principalpoop: honk honk
TheBurkissWay: (Awful lot of questions...)
Dexter Fong: Cat: I think Stick is branching out
Stickman: My wheeze is amply squoze, thank you very much!
TweenOfTheJungle: No TB, are they going to post it on the web site?
Stickman: I recorded the BBC show. Pretty good.
||||||||| TheBurkissWay says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, TheBurkissWay exits at 9:36 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:36 PM, dragging TheBurkissWay by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
TheBurkissWay: Sorry, I pressed a wrong button
TheBurkissWay: This little chromium switch...
cease: yeah it was great to hear the topical refs
principalpoop: a bad file
Dexter Fong: Going Up?
Stickman: Make up your mind, Burkiss!
TheBurkissWay: Anyway, it was kind of strange hearing the group sans P. Austin
cease: i should save it to the hard drive while its stilll there
TweenOfTheJungle: Well, it's better than the Wierding Cool Way, I suppose...
Dexter Fong: That file must be a bastard
principalpoop: it is unlucky to be superstitious
TweenOfTheJungle: Wasn't Phil on tape?
principalpoop: hubba hubba george
||||||||| 9:37 PM: Bubba's Brain jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Dexter Fong: Hey Bubba
cease: apparently not
principalpoop: hello bubba
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey Bubba...
Bubba's Brain: hey all!
TheBurkissWay: Hey Bubba
dablacksmythe: Bubba?
Stickman: Hiyas, Bubba
TheBurkissWay: Re: BBC -- I only heard Dave, Pete, and P. Proctor
cease: hubba or bubba?
TheBurkissWay: Hubba hubba bubba?
TweenOfTheJungle: TBW kisses a 20F degree light post.
Bubba's Brain: hubba hubba, indeed.
cease: i wonder what happaened to austin?
TweenOfTheJungle: And gets stuck...
cease: i could have snet a tape or something
Bubba's Brain: double bubble?
TweenOfTheJungle: Love the won you're width...
TheBurkissWay: wha hid oo thay-- aw, thit...
cease: did everyone hear the bbc show?
Stickman: Get yourself a cheap audio program like Goldwave and you can record it while it's playing.
Bubba's Brain: trecknical drifficults?
cease: better than loving the loss
Dexter Fong: Cat I haven't heard it yet
cease: i have cool edit. i could have recorded it, just didnt
TweenOfTheJungle: I have lossless compression in my Mercedes.
cease: but i can record it from the arhive
Stickman: It was old routines updated with topical references.
cease: exactly, stick
TheBurkissWay: And without Phil Austin
TheBurkissWay: Dwayne of RadioNow destroyed Doctor Memory
cease: kinda like weirdly cool, only much much shorter
TweenOfTheJungle: Tropical references? Have you been visiting Key West?
Stickman: The rest of those wheezers filled in quite nicely. I hardley missed Phil.
||||||||| 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 BBC_no_evil disembarks at 9:42 PM.
TheBurkissWay: Tropical no, but there was SARS
cease: the friend i was visiting in DC is now in Key West for a sculpture show
TweenOfTheJungle: Arrr, matey...
BBC_no_evil: Ooops, I just saw it
Stickman: I regularly go to the Bahamas in my mind.
cease: who's that goon? does he have a show?
TheBurkissWay: Squawk, Polly doesn't want to be eaten by the first mate!
Stickman: Get in that barrel , Darlin'!
Dexter Fong: Arrggh, it's Polly's turn in the barrell
TweenOfTheJungle: This is an ex-parrot!
Bubba's Brain will be back later.
BBC_no_evil: Deep fry that parrot and a few chips!
||||||||| 9:44 PM -- Bubba's Brain left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dexter Fong: Hi BBC (btw)]
cease: that's no parrot. that's carmen miranda
BBC_no_evil: Bye Bub
TweenOfTheJungle: Bubba should be printing Shoes for Industry t-shirts.
BBC_no_evil: Hey Dex
Dexter Fong: Carmen has no rights
||||||||| "Hey dablacksmythe!" ... dablacksmythe turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:45 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
TheBurkissWay: And busmen have no lefts
cease: but what a left!
TweenOfTheJungle: Keep an upper chip, I say...
BBC_no_evil: Just step on a T-shiert and mail it
Dexter Fong: afk for drink
BBC_no_evil: shiert with an accent for shirt
TweenOfTheJungle: No Disctrict here. No sirrreee. Queens seal, noooo District...
TheBurkissWay: I had some of those clothes with cows... lots of bull shierts
Stickman: Is the Queen playing with Seals again?
BBC_no_evil: and the terrible news drought continues....
TweenOfTheJungle: I'd play with Seal anytime :=)
TheBurkissWay: Coffee?
TheBurkissWay: oh, no, it's not coffee...
BBC_no_evil: it's all Bush's fault, blame everything on that guy!
TheBurkissWay: what have you got against president shrubbery?
cease: this seems to be repeating endlessly
principalpoop: your coffee has no zest appeal
TweenOfTheJungle: Yeah, if we just had a new Stalin. Wait, we do!
cease: i love the shoes for industry riff, but thats thrice in a row
BBC_no_evil: He needs some finger pointed at him and other unmentionables
Stickman: Time to go kill some brain cells. G'night kids. Keep 'em flying!
TweenOfTheJungle: Put down that pickle!
BBC_no_evil: Only need two in a row for two feet
||||||||| 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 Tweak disembarks at 9:49 PM.
cease: what are all these mexicans doing here?
TheBurkissWay: G'night, stickman! We'll keep 'em flying and laying eggs!
TweenOfTheJungle: Oh, my knows...
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:50 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Stickman by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
BBC_no_evil: Somebody Tworn the Tweek away
Dexter Fong: Night Stick
cease: stick
Dexter Fong: Hi Tweak
Tweak: Hello
cease: i wonder if el will join us tonight?
||||||||| Dexter Fong says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Dexter Fong exits at 9:50 PM.
||||||||| 9:50 PM: Dexter Fong jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Dexter Fong: Wrong little cvhromium switcvh
TweenOfTheJungle: How does he DO that?
TheBurkissWay: Wow, how DID you do that?
principalpoop: we have lost the picture portion
BBC_no_evil: According to the Blog she's taking meds for the heart and feeling better
principalpoop: twee tweak
TheBurkissWay: ---a--- --i- un-ensored -anner
cease: this riff comes from Life in the Day, the sailor bill character
BBC_no_evil: Proc's experience with children shows??
TweenOfTheJungle: It's the end of the world, as WE know it...
cease: a lot of this album is from that
cease: i know he was in shows when a child
TheBurkissWay: As YOU know it, Tween, maybe. I'm still riding the Hitchhiker's Guide wave
Dexter Fong: That makes it achildren's show
TweenOfTheJungle: Get a Job's...
Dexter Fong: ...Steve
BBC_no_evil: Watching the interview from Back From the Shadows last night about that
TweenOfTheJungle: Haven't read Hitchiker's. People recommend it.
TweenOfTheJungle: More into Rear Window.
cease: originally a radio play as i recall
TheBurkissWay: My brother's Rear Window. I ride shotgun
principalpoop: more probing and poking?
TweenOfTheJungle: I tried to ride a tiger, but the summer of '75 was a bust.
Dexter Fong: Abducted by Proctologists
principalpoop: hehe he said abducted hehe
cease: not for me
principalpoop: is that using duct tape?
TweenOfTheJungle: I'm not a drinking man on duty, Mr. Cox. I swear to hell I saw it...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:56 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the sitting room.
principalpoop: I think my kids do it on purpose
cease: merl
Dexter Fong: Hey Host
Merlyn: hello
principalpoop: hello M
BBC_no_evil: How much do I hear from it?
TheBurkissWay: Evenin', Merlyn
BBC_no_evil: Hey Merl
TweenOfTheJungle: Merlyn The Magician. Serios Wakeman.
TheBurkissWay: I bid ten
TweenOfTheJungle: Perhaps, even serious...
Merlyn: llan emailed me, he said his webtv is out for a while.
cease: it was Methedrine in the original. funnier
TweenOfTheJungle: If it's drugs you want me boy...
TweenOfTheJungle: I suggest the local Contra store...
Dexter Fong: If it's drugs, you want me boy
BBC_no_evil: Ten will get you five, that used to keep you alive but is now zero, and that ain't no hero,..I think?
TheBurkissWay: Stop mething about...
cease: now its crystal meth
TweenOfTheJungle: Ahhh, yessss....
Dexter Fong: It's all crystal clear
TheBurkissWay: Oh, you've met Crystal?
principalpoop: the holy gayle
TheBurkissWay: I saw right through Crystal...
cease: the lads played a song called The Crystal Ship on their xmas 67 show.
TweenOfTheJungle: Yep, at the Mustang Ranch ;=)
cease: later riffed on it as "the crystal shiv"
Dexter Fong: Later re-released as the Obsidion Shank
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tweak - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and intones "Presenting 'Tweak', just granted probation at 10:00 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
BBC_no_evil: Seek no Tweak anymore
TweenOfTheJungle: Perhaps a Malt Charlie Byrd?
Dexter Fong: He's alive
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
TheBurkissWay: pneumonia... is the heater on?
Dexter Fong trains his heater on TBW
principalpoop: I never carry a heater bradshaw, you know that
TweenOfTheJungle: I put my arm in Uni's medical unit the other day. I'm drug free.
BBC_no_evil: you gave it all away?
Merlyn: I got my heater in Hooter
TheBurkissWay: Gosh, make SOME profit
principalpoop: soma, gimme soma
TheBurkissWay: some-a what?
TweenOfTheJungle: Did someone say T-8?
Dexter Fong sings soma these days...
cease: i guess pryor and clean gene died since last chat
principalpoop: everybody loves somebody, somaday
TheBurkissWay: If only it were soma, I wouldn't need a heata
Dexter Fong: Guess that's why they're not here
cease: the tuesday night radio show that plays a lot of firesign in santa cruz played an hour of gene and an hour of pryor.
TweenOfTheJungle: Pryor was an American life if there ever was one...
principalpoop: and bill golden fleece proxmire
cease: gne was actually much funnier
||||||||| Tweak walks away to The Sitting Room.
||||||||| 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 doctec disembarks at 10:04 PM.
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc
principalpoop: tick doc
TweenOfTheJungle: That an approximation of the current congress
TheBurkissWay: helicopters and reapers... it's amazing what one can do on the radio
doctec: evenin' all
principalpoop: thumpa-thumpa-thumpa
||||||||| Tweak walks in and says "It's 10:04 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
cease: as soon as i turn off my laptop, doc tec arrives. syncrhonicity or what?
BBC_no_evil: Hey Doc, how's Lil?
TweenOfTheJungle: Not much of a cough...
Merlyn: hi doc
cease: hello again doc
principalpoop: wb tweak
TheBurkissWay: Gosh, people come and go like nothin' else
TweenOfTheJungle: How's Lili getting along?
principalpoop: quinky-dinky cat
TheBurkissWay: Did I start that trend?
doctec: she has one more radiation treatment tomorrow and she's done. woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!
TweenOfTheJungle: Doesn't sound like much fun, what she's gone through...
TweenOfTheJungle: Yeah!!
Dexter Fong: Tween: Yah think =)
BBC_no_evil: Keep the Faith, Doc!
cease: the light at the end of the tunnel, eh doc
doctec: and her hair is coming back strong. she looks quite sheik.
Dexter Fong: Keep the Faith and just return the unused body to us for a full refund
TweenOfTheJungle: They're doing genome projects on cancer. It's going to get better.
principalpoop: hair on her back? mmmmm oops wrong chatroom
Tweak: lol
TweenOfTheJungle: Ralph Spoilsport stands behind his products...
Dexter Fong: www.hairsute.com
doctec: she had a cat scan a month ago or so, the docs told her it's clean
Dexter Fong: Excellent Doc
cease: cats are always clean
Merlyn: that's good. clean cat scans with dead cat soap
Dexter Fong: We had our cat scanned, technician said there were hair balls
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'klokwkdoggerel', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:08 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
principalpoop: her head xray showed nothing? I don't believe it, she is smart
BBC_no_evil: Hey klowk
Dexter Fong: Klokie
TheBurkissWay: I had my cat scanned, and now he's a nifty jpeg
principalpoop: klick klok
doctec: a whole dead cat in every bar, a whole mole in ma rainey's mole skin cookies
TweenOfTheJungle: Cease gives his cat a bath. Really not a problem except for a little fur on the tongue ;)
klokwkdoggerel: evening everyone
doctec: wholey mackaroni
TweenOfTheJungle: Ruff...
Dexter Fong: How da weather up there Klok?
principalpoop: ivory soap, it floats.....
doctec: hey klok
klokwkdoggerel: Ready
klokwkdoggerel: Muni-Mula...
TheBurkissWay: steady
cease: thats sounds realoy familiar, tween. bob newhart, maybe?
Dexter Fong: Go!
doctec: and speaking of cats - our two new ones just came downstairs from their beauty sleep, looking for some attention
cease: klok
klokwkdoggerel: preparing for snow
klokwkdoggerel: it is dark now; I haven't looked
principalpoop: 2 new cats, those are called kittens
TweenOfTheJungle: Martin, cease...
cease: oh right
klokwkdoggerel: doc - let me guess, you are the attendant...
TweenOfTheJungle: Wright? No, a left...
cease: the ones you got when i was with you, doc?
principalpoop: up your alley
TheBurkissWay: and into a gas station, yeah I know...
principalpoop: close the curtain fred
ah,clem: happy holidays all, I know this is what you wanted
TweenOfTheJungle: Frank Lloyd variety. Also a fan of Soleri (Paolo variety).
doctec: yes cat, that's right - you and elayne were there in the car when we picked 'em up
klokwkdoggerel: ;-)
principalpoop: honk honk
klokwkdoggerel: who was Stan Jefferson?
cease: i saw fred on alt.firesign the other day, re the bbc show
cease: we were indeed
doctec: they are soooooooooo adorabe - great personalities. they're about 9 months old now.
cease: did yo try imb, klok?
Merlyn: stan laurel was born arthur stanley jefferson
TweenOfTheJungle: Let's Stan him on his Jefferson!
cease: oh thats right
principalpoop: cat was there when you got the cats? strange but true
principalpoop: no no, a left
klokwkdoggerel: ah!
Dexter Fong: Tween: YOu gotta move him uptown first
klokwkdoggerel: I thought it was something like that
BBC_no_evil: But what's plan B??
klokwkdoggerel: gotta be Bozos
principalpoop: you lost a mixer? use tonic instead of cola
TweenOfTheJungle: The opposite of opposition is, the opposite!
doctec: how does one plan bees, anyway?
doctec: or did you say plant?
klokwkdoggerel doesn't even know where he is now
TheBurkissWay: You put out a notice saying "Spelling contest"
doctec: and yes, klok, i do attend to them often.
principalpoop: I lost my id in the flood
klokwkdoggerel: Doc - I don't want to know about it...
TweenOfTheJungle: A Tori Spelling contest? Where do I get on the bus out of town?
Merlyn: "speling kontest"
TheBurkissWay: how about your ego?
doctec: they are quite demanding of attention and food, not always in that order
klokwkdoggerel: poop - that's nothing; my superego got washed away once
doctec: speeling
doctec: brain freshly washed, hanging out to dry
principalpoop: toad away
TweenOfTheJungle: What about you're emo?
TheBurkissWay: oh, he's a pretty good comedian
TheBurkissWay: emo philips, that is
klokwkdoggerel: Tweeny - you mean my eho? It lost its ability to reflect...
Dexter Fong: Inventor of the screwdriver
principalpoop: ahh the world is drowning to wash away the fears, so tiptoe though the tulips with me
doctec: he philips me out
TweenOfTheJungle: I'll have a screwdrive. Light on the Stoly.
TheBurkissWay: "I almost didn't have a second date with her because I didn't open the car door... Instead I rolled down the window and swam to the surface..."
Merlyn: or if you drive a truck delivering issues of Screw magazine
Dexter Fong: Tween: Have a shot of vodka and milk of magnesia...A Phillips Screwdriver
doctec: zyr & tonic, extra limes please
principalpoop: stoly stoly I went awandering
TweenOfTheJungle: You have two lips? I only have one ):
TheBurkissWay: Ouch
TheBurkissWay: How do you pronounce your B's?
Merlyn: "B"
principalpoop: ahhh the future
doctec: brb, i hear the cats destroying something in the dining room...
Merlyn: mostly
Merlyn: "D" if I have a bad cold
TweenOfTheJungle: It's a B movie.
principalpoop: no Bs, just Ps and Qs
klokwkdoggerel: yep, the adorable aspect of kittens...
TheBurkissWay: Do you mind?
BBC_no_evil: The cats could be dining??
Merlyn: no BS?! This can't be the Bush administration...
klokwkdoggerel: what is this, the new Metric Alphabet?
principalpoop: devil cats hehehe
klokwkdoggerel: "administration" is somewhat of a stretch for this bunch, however...
TweenOfTheJungle: How many cats does it take to eat a monitor lizard?
principalpoop: from now on we wll not torture detainees, only logic and the English language
Dexter Fong: I find that Bush's latest series of "mea culpas" to be rather frightening
Merlyn: te metrek alfabet onle as ten letters
TweenOfTheJungle: Spreak Engrish Troup!
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tweak - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
TheBurkissWay: "ad" is right. "mini" is right. So what about "stration"?
doctec: false alarm, it was noise from the kitchen - they were pushing their empty kibble bowl around
klokwkdoggerel: the Germans are getting really upset about their guy who was tortured.
TheBurkissWay: Spreak Engrish? yaaaaaaaaasir!
TheBurkissWay: (Don't mention the war!)
principalpoop: kibble kibble kibble
||||||||| "10:20 PM? 10:20 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Hemlock Stones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Hemlock Stones enters and sits at the bar.
klokwkdoggerel: doctec - that was not a false alarm; that was a demand
principalpoop: ah hemlock, oops
TheBurkissWay: Speak of the devil!
TweenOfTheJungle: Kibbles & Bits. The new programming language from US+.
Dexter Fong: Stones! What an elaborate disguise
Merlyn: bush uses tortured logic all the time
TweenOfTheJungle: Stones, dear chap....
klokwkdoggerel: sounds like "more sugar!" to me ;-)
Hemlock Stones: Good Evening
principalpoop: exactly M
cease: good one, tween
BBC_no_evil: Tortured English as well
doctec: so, last sunday my laptop died. it was my main system, i pretty much abandoned my desktop system when i got the laptop back in august 2004. i have an extended warranty on it but it'll take time to get it fixed (have to send it to CA)
Dexter Fong: HS: You really in Bloomfield NJ?
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn - I used tortured logic once, but I switched to TTL as soon as it became available. Cheaper, too.
principalpoop: ouch doc
cease: beter than bloomburg, ny
doctec: so over the past 2-3 days i have been reviving my desktop system. it needed a new hard drive (old one died), new memory (i cannibalized it for a client), and ultimately a new mobo (the old one was USB 1.1 only)
principalpoop: or bunghole, kentucky
doctec: i got it up and running yesterday, i'm back in business (whew!)
cease: sounds like Work
BBC_no_evil: Get a new card for USB2..?
klokwkdoggerel: nah, for DT, it's fun, an adventure ;-)
Dexter Fong: ..and where there's work there's smoking
principalpoop: it if works, it was fun
TheBurkissWay: Whatever you're doing now, doc, it works all right for this room
doctec: oh, and i had to buy xp for it (which sucks, but my music s/w won't run on linux)
TweenOfTheJungle: Bush is literally selling refrigerators to eskimos. He isn't the first, nor will he be the last. Rather fun to watch the difference between Blair having to answer Prime Minister's Questions and our State Of The Union Address. Not many presidents could stand up to that sort of scrutiny...
Dexter Fong: Screw Tinny and all the others too
klokwkdoggerel: I like to listen to Helen Clark take spontaneous questions. You don't want to get in an argument with that woman in a dark alley!
Merlyn: hey, can we lobby to have public schools teach the controversy over the wall of science?
TweenOfTheJungle: So, Canucks, you're having an election?
klokwkdoggerel: George Galloway was ROFL chewing up that Senate committee
TheBurkissWay: Yeah, that sort of scrotiny would hurt his scrutum
doctec: BBC: i tried that with lili's old pc a whie back (it too was a usb 1.1 system), the usb 2.0 card never really got along with it well. i figured i'd be better off with a new mobo. they're cheap these days.
TweenOfTheJungle: Helen Hunt in a dark alley?
cease: we are indeed
principalpoop: hip hip galloway
cease: hope i get back here in time to vote
klokwkdoggerel: come to think of it, Martin really ran a number on the US ambassador
TheBurkissWay: gab galloway?
BBC_no_evil: Hope the Yellow Rubber Line strangles Bush
cease: hopefully the ndp will get more seats. their poll numbers arent good now
doctec: gadabout gaddis?
Dexter Fong: CNI went away
doctec: (now THERE's an obscure cultureal ref for ya)
cease: quite a bit of psuhing and shoving there.
klokwkdoggerel: no MP George Galloway, defending himself on questions about oil-for-food
principalpoop: yes it did fong
Merlyn: yup DF
cease: martin is tryuing to get ndp vote, for "standing up to the yanks"
klokwkdoggerel: read the transcript, it's ROFL. "Contrary to your assertion..."
Merlyn: but how can we still hear each other?
TweenOfTheJungle: Gadabout Gaddis? We're shouwing our age here :)
cease: is htis new, klok?
cease: i remember the last one
klokwkdoggerel: CNI is back to dial-up, and now lost a mixer, so there will be days like this.
Merlyn: mohmar gasabout?
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Dr. Headphones in through the front door at 10:26 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
TheBurkissWay: It's like Wayne's World in here... shouwing!
principalpoop: the intel was wrong, funny that is what the french and germans and other here were trying to tell george...
Dexter Fong: Soma said there'd be days like this
TweenOfTheJungle: Not so much about standing up to the yanks as standing FOR Canadians.
Dexter Fong: Hey Kend^ =))
principalpoop: howdy ken
BBC_no_evil: Hey kend^
klokwkdoggerel: cat - no, not new. the one last spring or whenever. you can get the transcript somewhere, I'm sure
TheBurkissWay: Mind those Ps and cues there, Dr.
klokwkdoggerel: it's ROFL
TweenOfTheJungle: Mothertrucker!
klokwkdoggerel: yea Ken! Velcome!
Dexter Fong: CNI back right on cue
principalpoop: cni again
cease: they played a lot of it on air america. it was great
cease: hey kend
BBC_no_evil: How's the Sturgising around doing?
principalpoop: where is barbie ken? throw a shrimp on
Dr. Headphones: well, i had javascript turned off, couldn't say anything
doctec: http://www.seakayaker.com/gaddis/gadabout.htm
Dr. Headphones: working now?
Dexter Fong: Read loud and clear Daddy 59
BBC_no_evil: Is your Iron Lung working as well?
Dr. Headphones: hoorah! well, i have just enough time to stop in and say "hello, dear friends" and leave again to his the road
klokwkdoggerel: “I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims did not have weapons of mass destruction. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.
klokwkdoggerel: "Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies.
principalpoop: wife and I live in pits
cease: its skipping
TweenOfTheJungle: Better than an Iron Mask...
doctec: i hate fishing but my dad loved/loves it. he used to make me and my brother sit through those damn shows when we were kids and wanted to watch cartoons. this was back in the days of only one tv set in the house, only 13 channels.
Merlyn: fast forward!
principalpoop: careful on those roads ken
doctec: wow - hey dr. h.~
klokwkdoggerel: http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0517-35.htm
doctec: dr. h.!!!
doctec: dr. h.: quick update: lili's treatments end tomorrow, she is doing great.
cease: 13? we didnt have that many in LA
Merlyn: this is faster than anyone's gone into the future before
TweenOfTheJungle: Bumper Sticker: Will someone please give this guy a BJ so we can impeach him?
doctec: we are both stil out of work but doing ok.
principalpoop: we did not have that many in washington dc area
BBC_no_evil: Keep it cool on the roads, Dr. H
Hemlock Stones: lol
doctec: lili's brother has lots of freq flyer miles, he's flying lili to frisco for the holidays.
cease: good for lili
Dr. Headphones: good to hear, doc, i was wondering for a long time, thanks for update. i'm off to saginaw with 30T aluminum for GM in a few. if i don't see you all again, happy holidays and a raspberry to bill o'reilly :)
principalpoop: google for easy cat recipes doc
Dr. Headphones: g'nite to all and to all a g'nite
Merlyn: note phones
klokwkdoggerel: nite Ken!
Merlyn: nite
principalpoop: seasons greetings ken, thyme and thyme again
Merlyn: nite phines
||||||||| Dr. Headphones departs at 10:31 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dexter Fong: Night Ken and Happy to you too
doctec: he's also flying their sister karen to frisco from oklahoma city as well. brother george lives about 2 hrs away from frisco, so it wil be a big fuler reunion.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Bambi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:31 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
BBC_no_evil: Nite and all the best!!
TheBurkissWay: G'nite, Dr.!
doctec: nite ken.
cease: kend
Hemlock Stones: g'nite
TweenOfTheJungle: Bye, Doc...
Bambi: howdy folks!
principalpoop: ahhh bambi hubba hubba
cease: bbc
Merlyn: bambino
TheBurkissWay: Howdy, Bambi!
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey Bambi...
BBC_no_evil: Hey Bam!
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi..just missed Ken
cease: bsmbi
klokwkdoggerel: hi bambi!
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a double Toasted Almond
||||||||| Catherwood gives Bambi a double toasted almond.
doctec: he's not mean to bambi...
Bambi says Hey Great to see you all!
TweenOfTheJungle: So, what's Son;y's latest agffe?
Hemlock Stones: Did you folks get to hear the London performance ?
Bambi: ah drat ... missed Ken?
TweenOfTheJungle: Or gaffe, or giraffe, or whatever...
Bambi: thank you Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "It was a pleasure to serve you..."
principalpoop: I have the link lined up for later
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, service me
||||||||| Catherwood services Dexter Fong.
Merlyn: I heard the start - I kept trying to find an URL where I could download it to disk.
klokwkdoggerel: Tweeny -- I heard they have another fixpack for their rootkit out
BBC_no_evil: Gather wood with Catherwood in the forest, doo-daah
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to BBC_no_evil and says "Something I can help with?"
TheBurkissWay: Hemlock: The BBC broadcast?
doctec: catherwood, make me a vodka tonic please.
||||||||| Catherwood brings doctec a vodka tonic.
Bambi: will have to check my blog for the latest on Sony 'stuff' ;-) http://www.bambismusings.com and there definitely are some things afoot.
TweenOfTheJungle: Bad news, Klok. Really bad news...
Hemlock Stones: If you cant find it i did a stereo recording and will send mp3
doctec: catherwood, please stand on your head and sing dixie
||||||||| Catherwood stands on your head and sing dixie.
klokwkdoggerel: when was it on BBC?
TweenOfTheJungle: Then the game is afoot!
cease: so youre suggesting i dont buy a sony camcorder, bambi?
klokwkdoggerel: as in which date?
principalpoop: yesterday
TheBurkissWay: Don't that hurt, doc?
principalpoop: bbc 4
doctec: ow!
Hemlock Stones: yesterday at 18.30 GMT
BBC_no_evil: On the 14th
principalpoop: ouch
Hemlock Stones: yes BBC Radio Four
doctec: but her certainly has a lovely singing voice...
doctec: brb
klokwkdoggerel: usually they archive things for 7 days, Hemlock
TheBurkissWay: Still available at the bbc Radio 4 website under "Mark Thomas Presents"
klokwkdoggerel: but only available under Real Audio player
principalpoop: usually only there a week
Merlyn: you can also us this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/shows/rpms/radio4/markthomaspresents.ram
TweenOfTheJungle: Thanks BTW
Bambi: I can't tell anyone else what they should do. I can only say what I will or will not do. ;-)
TheBurkissWay: Will be there until Wednesday when it will be replaced with Mort Sahl
BBC_no_evil: Check News Group for link to archieve BBc4
principalpoop: you are a fast klok
cease: i guess i missed stan freberg
Hemlock Stones: you can listen again online at this address
Hemlock Stones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml
TheBurkissWay: A fast klok?
Merlyn: it should be, you can still get stan freberg
principalpoop: a chain here with so many links
Merlyn: but the URL I just posted will be the 'most recent'
TweenOfTheJungle: Unlike Catherwood, eh P?
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to TweenOfTheJungle and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, TweenOfTheJungle!"
BBC_no_evil: With an audio capture, it's a half hour recording
Hemlock Stones: usually available for a week after live broadcast
Bambi: I think there are some real issues with their DRM, companies they work with for copyprotection, errr, software.
Merlyn: yeah, that's what I'm going to do, but I have to boot an old OS
cease: why is a red x flashing on my firefox top thing?
TweenOfTheJungle: I'm old enough to remember 1/2 speed mastered vinyl. Nice...
Bambi: and it speaks badly on the whole company and their alliances
principalpoop: homeland security tween, get out of the house now
TheBurkissWay: An old OS? Dave's only sixty-something...
klokwkdoggerel: cat - after you just did something or all the time?
TweenOfTheJungle: Firefox should have never released 1.5. It's still in beta.
Bambi: an update is waiting Cat (in Firefox) ... you will want to click it later
BBC_no_evil: usually for tabbed windows?
cease: i just noticed it now
TweenOfTheJungle: You first, P :)
cease: this is the new firefox that invaded my computer this morn
Bambi: I uninstalled 1.0.7 and then installed 1.5 ... have had no problems with it
cease: yes i got updated this morn and lost all my bookmarks from previous version, alas
Dexter Fong: Fire that fox, hire this ferret
principalpoop: we have an ice storm, I am staying here nice and cozy and toasty
Bambi: works great in both Windows and Linux
klokwkdoggerel: version 1.5 came out a couple weeks back
TweenOfTheJungle: Anybody besides me using Mac?
cease: oh, i never uninstalled. i thought that was automatic
Merlyn: me tween
doctec: yes, firefox 1.5 is the best yet!
Bambi: ok, Cat...then likely an extension or plugin has an update
cease: i was a few minutes ago. now just the dell
TweenOfTheJungle: Yeah, not OS X, Bambi...
klokwkdoggerel: cat - I just told it to update and it did; didn't have to uninstall
BBC_no_evil: You can set it for updates
Bambi: sorry to hear it Tweeny
cease: i installed bit torrent the other night. maybe someone is seeking torrent content on my computer?
principalpoop: the farmer in the dell? hii-ho
Dexter Fong: An update with Judy
klokwkdoggerel: generally, you unistall/install if you were playing with a beta version, unless they tell you to
TheBurkissWay: ...what the dell?
BBC_no_evil: Nurwse Judy??
doctec: lili and i may finally take the mac plunge - those little imac g5 machines look pretty sweet . we both need to get more experience with the mac os.
Dexter Fong: No Nurse Judwy
principalpoop: judy judy judy
TweenOfTheJungle: I'm using iCab tonight Merl. Also in beta, but it's stable, and it has tabbled browsing and LOTS of nice features you'd enjoy. Slower rendering engine, thiough.
Bambi: I didn't have to either Klok, but I did anyway ... doesn't hurt the profile but definitely works better on clean install ... much changed under the hood
TheBurkissWay: I know a Nurse Jewdy. I'm invited to her Chanukah, or however it's spelled
Dexter Fong: That''s not a hood, it's a Bhurka
Merlyn: never even heard of that one, tween. Let me know if any of the fst.com site doesn't work with it.
Bambi: I don't blame you doc, if I could afford one, it's where I would be
klokwkdoggerel: cat -- you can periodically save your bookmarks by using the export tool
cease: why is he salamander mark time?
doctec: i only used bit torrent once. i downloaded something and then i uninstalled it. i am extremely leery of peer to peer clients, don't like the way they hook themselves into your pc.
cease: is that like commander?
BBC_no_evil: It's like a spelt glass of letters
TweenOfTheJungle: I'll be the Judge of that (preferrably a '69 convertible)
cease: exp0ort to where, klkokok?
cease: yes doc. i must uninstall it
klokwkdoggerel: cat -- in fact the easiest thing is to just save your whole profile folder; it's usually quite small. Then you can restore various things from it as needed if it's destroyed
cease: i just wanted to watch the pot tv news. rhiannon is a nice person but the lighting on her bright red hair looks awful
principalpoop: with wto you should be able to export to anyplace you want
BBC_no_evil: Save the profile and bookmarks??
principalpoop: hail uni
Merlyn: I don't know what will happen when the intel macs come out doc, you should be able to run both mac and windows
cease: like on a disk, clok?
Bambi: I generally update my extensions first and then update the browser, saves steps
BBC_no_evil: Thunderbird the addies
klokwkdoggerel: cat Bookmarks->Manage Bookmarks. In the bookmark manager, File->Export and choose some file name to save it to somewhere you know where it is.
cease: oh i see
TweenOfTheJungle: Hey, P. Mainframes aren't all bad. It's just how you use 'em :)
principalpoop: hehe she updates her extensions first hehe
doctec: of the handful of pcs i've worked on for other people, most had viruses/trojans/spyware that infected their systems due to p2p clients. limewire is the worst of the lot.
klokwkdoggerel: cat - then you can put that file on a floppy or CD and save it. Next time you lose your bookmarks, just use the same method, but choose "Import"
BBC_no_evil: 1.5 T-bird should be out in a couple of weeks
cease: it sounds so simple, klok
||||||||| MEDICINEMAN OF THE HOPI NATION waltzes in at 10:45 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bambi: yep...I always save a copy of my profile too Klok ... if something goes awry in the install, restore the backup profile and revert to previous version. Never had to do that but it's a good safety net
principalpoop: dec 10 was dec 10 birthday
klokwkdoggerel: cat -- well, you do have to do it ahead of time...
cease: would it save the cookies?
doctec: merl: it will be interesting to see if apple alows dual-boot on intel macs. i think they're going to resist that but once the cat's out of the bag so to speak...
TweenOfTheJungle: Well, let's be a hopin' :)
principalpoop: how hopi man, and how
cease: bob hopi?
Hemlock Stones: How indeed
cease: thanks for the dr. memories
Merlyn: doc: yeah, I hear it has already been done on some prototypes
TheBurkissWay: Scrambled
TweenOfTheJungle: Heard any rolling thunder recently?
TheBurkissWay: that's how
klokwkdoggerel: I save my Firefox profile to a compressed file every Sunday night. Also my Thunderbird profile (which is quite large). Then I periodically burn the whole collection to a DVD
doctec: ...of course, a lot depends on how apple engineers the rest of the system hardware in the intel macs - i suppose they could rig something that keeps xp from running native.
principalpoop: yowzah
Bambi: yes, it would be nice to dual boot Mac and Windows in the Intel Macs ... or triple boot and add Linux
Hemlock Stones: I can shout dont hear you !
Merlyn: mac os is already linux underneath
TheBurkissWay: How many are we...
TweenOfTheJungle: Hate to tell you Bambi, but you can do virtual windows since years ago on a Mac.
Bambi: actually OS X is based on true unix (bsd) not Linux
klokwkdoggerel: Bambi -- since I use Firefox on my Win98 system, my Linux systems and my WinXP system, I like to be able to quickly "normalize" them with bookmarks, address book, etc. so I can see the same setup everywhere
Bambi: yeah, I know Tweeny, but it's hoggy
doctec: oh, and i learned something about xp this week: if you password protect your computer, and the system dies, and you hook the hard drive up to another system as an external drive to access your precious data, you won't be able to read any of the data that belongs to you
Merlyn: doc, I think that would be exactly the wrong thing to do - ok bambi, wasn't sure
doctec: i.e. C:\Docs and Settings\YourUserName\...
TweenOfTheJungle: All I know is, there's something greater than any program running OS X. It doesn't crash for any program.
klokwkdoggerel: sometimes I dump in the whole profile, but usually I just update files like bookmarks
doctec: i agree mer, i think apple needs to keep their systems free of xp if they can - at best, set it up to run as a process under osx
TweenOfTheJungle: Which is why Santa should buy you a quad-core G5 for Christmas, Bambi...
Bambi: you can if you remove the password but it's tricky and doesn't always work doc ... there's a tool for that
Merlyn: tween, it doesn't crash but it seems to screw up a lot with PDF files
TheBurkissWay: Um... right... [the non-technical fool looks for something else to talk about] so... you're a medicineman, eh?
klokwkdoggerel: doctec - leo laporte hand-held someone who did exactly that last weekend. I forget whether Sat. or Sunday show, but it should be available shortly (KFI radio show archives)
TweenOfTheJungle: Not seen that yet Merl... What circumstances?
cease: i think he's still fixing Godot
klokwkdoggerel: Doctec - or, you could just listen to CNI Radio and it will come up in rotation, eventually ;-)
Bambi: but that's one of the worst things about XP that folks don't know about making their stuff private ... it's a crap shoot with a hardware failure.
principalpoop: I listen to cni and zone out TBW
doctec: bambi: do tell. i have been looking for a workaround to that problem. thing is, if your main system hard drive is connected to an external system, and you don't boot from it, how do you disable your password on that drive?
TheBurkissWay: so you just sit and wait... haven't done much... medicining...
cease: the firesigns were into the book of the hopi at one time
TheBurkissWay: Oh, bless you.
Merlyn: just various large PDF files, viewed under safari or their generic text viewer, it will go into a load spin and eventually die
cease: HI CAP-MAN
klokwkdoggerel: doctec -- another possibility is using a Knoppix bootable CD to access the files. It knows all, sees all and doesn't give a crap about access permissions ;-)
TweenOfTheJungle: Heck, the hardware's different. That's why Motorola, IBM and Apple in Austin were trying to come up with a common hardware platform back in the 90's.
TheBurkissWay: cease--It's a good thing the firesigns came out of the book in time for the albums
principalpoop: 3 kings right, with some special spices hehe
cease: 3 of them went to the hopi nation to do a radio show in 66 i think
klokwkdoggerel: a quick 700 MB download, burn the live CD from the .iso and you're hot to trot
doctec: i am lucky - about 5 days before my laptop died, i did a FULL backup of the entire system using the xp 'backup' procedure... in restoring my "Docs and Settings" folder, it allowed me to bypass the security thing.
TweenOfTheJungle: Are we slaves, or what?
||||||||| Around 10:52 PM, Dexter Fong walks off into the sunset...
cease: i have to start doing things like that, doc
principalpoop: no no no, not the conclusion
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (10:52 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Bambi: very true Klok! We have had great success with knoppix getting data from even hard drives that Windows thinks are dead
principalpoop: I hear you fine
doctec: klok: the tech guy at the local computer place concurs about knoppix. if i hadn't backed up my system 5 days before it died, i prolly would have gone that route.
cease: he's got malario! give him the antidote, judy
principalpoop: fing fong
TheBurkissWay: Who's there?
principalpoop: ordering the pizza
TweenOfTheJungle: Who's on frist?
Bambi: if you bought any music from an online store with DRM ... sure hope you exported your licenses to someplace in My Documents
Hemlock Stones: Hold the Anchovies please
doctec: cat: best way to handle backups of large disk drives these days is to backup to external hard drives connected to systems via usb.
Merlyn: though it was proctor on two places ordering the pizza
Dexter Fong: Thanks you Clem and Bambi too
principalpoop: you are the man ahhh, clem
TweenOfTheJungle: Whattt?
klokwkdoggerel: bambi -- leo never mentioned knoppix. guy lost boot on a laptop drive, got a new drive, wanted to access the files on the old one.
doctec: i have two 250mb external drives, one is a mirror of the other. makes life easy.
TheBurkissWay: I'm terribly sorry, but I have to tell this great joke I heard... Knock Knock
doctec: ouch ouch!
TweenOfTheJungle: Always, thanks to Clem & Bambi...
Hemlock Stones: whose there
cease: i'd just back up my firefox settings
TheBurkissWay: Control freak. Okay, now you say "Control freak who?" Say it! SAY IT!
BBC_no_evil: Hubs are nice with externals
Dexter Fong: Control freak who?
Bambi: lol
cease: but of course i'll need more drives when i start shooting a lot of vid
klokwkdoggerel: doctec - the thing to do is burn yourself a Knoppix now and keep it in the car or something. It's a lifesaver and it's sooooo easy to use. Best to get some hands-on before a disaster ;-)
Bambi: Clem does a great job huh? :-)
TheBurkissWay: ...
principalpoop: who's there?
TheBurkissWay: Oh, forget it...
cease: he sure does, bambi
Merlyn: I'm a CAPS LOCK freak, not a CTRL freak
doctec: klok: getting knoppix going is on my to-do list for sure
Dexter Fong: I'm an ALT freak
cease: that is funny, merl
principalpoop: orange you glad I didn't say banana again?
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn -- LOL
Bambi smiles
TheBurkissWay: I'm quite partial to F12 myself
klokwkdoggerel: thanks clem, bambi! great show
principalpoop: toad away freak moi
klokwkdoggerel: amazing production, live via dial up!
BBC_no_evil: Alt F4 closes it for me
TweenOfTheJungle: Sorry about the early entry. I'm thinking Dice Clay is one of the more rational people these days...
klokwkdoggerel: Dex - LOL
cease: this was dialup?
Bambi is a bandwidth freak ... I don't have much and I want more!! ... did I mention that dialup sucks? ;-)
TheBurkissWay: I pressed Scroll Lock, and now I can't get my parchment
principalpoop: super for dialup
klokwkdoggerel: cat - yes, they're back marooned in the boonies again
Dexter Fong: Bob and Doug...great
TheBurkissWay: Eh?
Bambi: yes, it is an amazing thing to do on dilalup these days
TweenOfTheJungle: Am I talking to the person with whom I am connected?
klokwkdoggerel: great white north
principalpoop: ahhh hoser
TheBurkissWay: You hose 'er, I'm busy now...
TweenOfTheJungle: A gracious good morning to you...
doctec: the real question is: which one of us is conducting the turing test on all this
cease: the mystery days
doctec: which one of us is really just a program?
Hemlock Stones: Where do you go when your toad away ?
TweenOfTheJungle: Cease has found himself at the library.
principalpoop: thank you DOCTEC, you have won
klokwkdoggerel: we are all fig newtons of our imaginings
doctec: lol
MEDICINEMAN OF THE HOPI NATION: which one of us is really not just a program?
TheBurkissWay: I have a machine that goes "Ping" and a machine that only answers "No".
doctec: uh, i mean, thanks
||||||||| 10:59 PM: porgie jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
klokwkdoggerel: turing is dead, so it doesn't matter
principalpoop: our imagings, loved that movie
TheBurkissWay: That's a big closet...
porgie: just a student like you
doctec: yes, he's dead now but lives on in zeros and ones...
principalpoop: ahh porgie
TweenOfTheJungle: Where are we going to graduate from?!?
Dexter Fong: Hi Porg
Hemlock Stones: Hi Porge,
porgie: the school. It's gone
TweenOfTheJungle: By the time she was open it was all closed...
cease: porg
porgie: Hi yall
klokwkdoggerel: is this about the disappearance of the Old School??
Bambi: we're not cartoon characters ... we're .... real ... we're ... .puppets!
TheBurkissWay: Open the gate, doctor...
doctec: lili has been sacked out on the couch - she's pretty drowsy. the radiation treatments take a lot out of her. but she asked me to say hi to the gang. so: "hi" to the gang.
principalpoop: you sit right down and dig in
Dexter Fong: Hi back to Lili Doc
cease: hi lilil. have fun in sf
klokwkdoggerel: the Gang of (gives up counting) says "hi" back -
MEDICINEMAN OF THE HOPI NATION: grabs the beer in a tree
TweenOfTheJungle: Shout to Lili, Yo...
porgie: prayers for lili
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: say hi, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Merlyn
doctec: pay no attention to those strings attached to our limbs...
principalpoop: hello lili, bravo and cheerio sweet pip
Merlyn: I should add that
BBC_no_evil: Sweet Dreams and Beter Days
porgie: bomber catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to porgie and asks "Did you need me?"
doctec: here here!
klokwkdoggerel: doctec -- well, here, I have trees attached to my limbs
Bambi: please give Lili our best doc ... after seeing what it did to my Dad last year, I surely understand what you mean, first hand.
TheBurkissWay: there there!
principalpoop: now hold it over there
TheBurkissWay: where where?
porgie: rah
porgie: rah
cease: this sounds oddly familiar
porgie: eat it rah
klokwkdoggerel: great Christmas tunes, Clem!
principalpoop: eat it raw
doctec: thanks all. the good wishes have been relayed to the lili-meister.
TweenOfTheJungle: It's morning... Breakfast dear? Thanks honey...
principalpoop: that's the spirits we have here
porgie: familarly odd?
Dexter Fong: Clem is channeling Dr. Demento
doctec: she says "thanks!" to the gang too.
principalpoop: you bet
cease: that whatr it sounds like
Bambi waves to Lili
klokwkdoggerel: Dex - clem channels anything he can get his hands on
porgie: how does one get a pic in the rouges gallery?
klokwkdoggerel: porgie - do something rogish?
Dexter Fong: But Klok: Nobody's ever made it across two channel before
klokwkdoggerel: contact Merlyn
Hemlock Stones: FBI wanted list i presume
porgie: rogish?
principalpoop: use grease
klokwkdoggerel: dex - they do it all the time, esp. on local news
Dexter Fong: Klok: Modern times...modern times
TweenOfTheJungle: And swim the English Chunnel?
TheBurkissWay: FB-I wanted a list as well, but FB-I couldn't get one
klokwkdoggerel: porgie - contact Merlyn with your pitcher
principalpoop: no, to ancient greece la-de-dah-dooo
MEDICINEMAN OF THE HOPI NATION: many blessings to the world ya-tay-hay oh what fun it is to drive this rusty chevrolet pick-em-up truck
Hemlock Stones: Here, have one of mine !
TheBurkissWay: What?
porgie: Hey medicene man
Dexter Fong: afk for refill
principalpoop: bend over, do you want regular or premium?
porgie: Alot of us know where your at
porgie: got any peyote?
TheBurkissWay: Catherwood, bring a refill please
||||||||| Catherwood hands a refill.
TweenOfTheJungle: Relocation is genocide.
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn - can you get up with porgie about sticking his mug in the rogue's?
TheBurkissWay: Thank you, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "Just doing my job!"
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn - he's got to have some lines, er, some pixels in this script
||||||||| Catherwood ushers PrinciplePoop inside, makes a note of the time (11:06 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
doctec: ah, the daily show is just starting.
principalpoop: wrong button
TheBurkissWay: There's the Pooper, and then there's... you... and... me?
Merlyn: what?
Bambi: wb PrincipleP
TheBurkissWay: How can you be in two places at...
porgie: it's me porgie
principalpoop: there is too of me
cease: i wonder if my paretns get comedy central?
TheBurkissWay: I am he as you are he...
principalpoop: kill me M
porgie: when you're not anywhere at all
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn -- porgie wants to have his picture in the Rogue's Gallery in the log
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off PrinciplePoop at 11:07 PM
principalpoop: ouch, you killed the wrong one, that hurt
TheBurkissWay: Oh, now that was a bit tactless.
BBC_no_evil: Still a transit strike in NYC??
TweenOfTheJungle: Tonight has been a freakin' bloodbath, eh wot?
TheBurkissWay: What?
porgie: Oh my I don't look so well
porgie: I'm dead
doctec: i am fading fast and i want to pay attention to the daily show so ima takin off. i will be here next thursday, same bat time same bat channel.
principalpoop: I am maimed
Bambi: lol
TweenOfTheJungle: I'm dead!
cease: keep em flying doc
doctec: ttfn ttyl lol rotf nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................
Hemlock Stones: It doesnt show
TheBurkissWay: Holy Jon Stewart, doctec! Have a great time!
||||||||| doctec says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, doctec exits at 11:09 PM.
principalpoop: what is it like tween?
klokwkdoggerel: nite DT
Bambi: have a great night doc
TweenOfTheJungle: Bye Doc... Best to Lili...
TweenOfTheJungle: It's like pork. Sort of...
principalpoop: night doc, best luck for you and lili and cats oops
TheBurkissWay: And best wishes to Lili from a complete stranger...
BBC_no_evil: Doc has the right idea, Nite All!
principalpoop: are you completely strange stranger?
||||||||| At 11:10 PM, BBC_no_evil vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
principalpoop: ciao bbc
TheBurkissWay: I'm strangely complete
TweenOfTheJungle: Well, almost complete, if you listen to some of the recordings I believe you'll hear her laughter.
cease: by bbc
Bambi: night BBC_no_evil
klokwkdoggerel: logs of past "A Few Minutes with..." FST are at http://www.cniradio.com/replays.htm
principalpoop: tween has a clue, I am clueless
TheBurkissWay: With Alicia Silverstone?
cease: by logs do you mean recordings?
Bambi: and more coming as we get them ... thanks for listing the page Klok
klokwkdoggerel: cat - yep
cease: wow
Bambi: log, log, everyone wants a log
principalpoop: cool, far out and groovy
TweenOfTheJungle: Laughter heals.
TheBurkissWay: Buy now, and get the laughter toes as well!
klokwkdoggerel: cat - yeah, they're getting just like This Week in Tech. All they need to do is become #1 at iTunes and then start a video version
principalpoop: I pee uniquely every time
TweenOfTheJungle: American medicine also has it's good points. My Dad died of prostate cancer. It wasn't pretty. Glad things have improved.
klokwkdoggerel was looking for the Pecan Logs at the Moon Pie site; they aren't sold separately, apparently
cease: i dont know what this week in tech is. internet broadcast, id imageine
TweenOfTheJungle: And now, for something completely different...
Bambi: LOL Klok
cease: yes, good old expensive us medicine is keeping my father alive as we speak
klokwkdoggerel: Cat -- it's the one I mentioned regarding camera technique by the Pixel Corps
cease: oh yes i get dialy email from them. i must listen to that sometime
Dexter Fong: Brack
cease: im very interested
Bambi: yes, Leo Laporte (from the old TechTV, ZDTV, Call for Help, The Screensavers, The Tech Guy on KFI, etc.) et al.
cease: the class i just finished made me ver enthusiastic
Dexter Fong: Cat: When do you head to LA?
Bambi: as well as TWiT (This Week in Tech)
TweenOfTheJungle: You know that a socialist from Vermont is running for Senate, and is likely going to win. He took a bus load of elders to CN so they could buy pharms on the cheap...
cease: jan 4
principalpoop: hail rita fong
porgie: tierra del fugou
klokwkdoggerel: cat - this week's video is ROFL, BTW. Video is much better than the audio-only virgin. The "Hey, Crackhead!" they reference from Craig's List totally had me weeping. BUt it's the expressions and subtle gestures among the panelists that add so much
principalpoop: fwegoh
TheBurkissWay: Wow, it's darker outside than I remember it... Catherwood, can you tell the time?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 11:16 PM, on the dot!"
cease: its tv broadcast, not audio, eh?
TheBurkissWay: Thank you. I probably should be going now...
TweenOfTheJungle: Bernie Sanders. Breakfast with Bernie is on every Friday on RadioPower network.
klokwkdoggerel: Cat are you saying that in Canada, your parents would be worse off?
cease: i wil watch it but its hard just keeping up with al the air america and cbc i want to hear
TheBurkissWay: Thanks for the opportunities for the weak one-liners, and I hope to come back some other Tuesday!
cease: hard to say, klok. i suspect not
klokwkdoggerel: nite Burkiss -- sounds like the CNI raio broadcast will continue, so you can listen to that, at least
Bambi: night TheBirkisWay
TheBurkissWay: Or Thursday
principalpoop: it is nice to be had brrrrkiss
Bambi: Burkiss
Dexter Fong: Keep talking Clem, that'l put us to sleep =))
TheBurkissWay: can't tell these days apart...
cease: birkiss
principalpoop: drop a load on the giant toad
TweenOfTheJungle: Always welcome by the Firesign...
klokwkdoggerel: Bambi, Clem -- yes, got your email
||||||||| At 11:18 PM, TheBurkissWay vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Bambi: lol
Bambi: Clem...you are fading
klokwkdoggerel: Cat - it's both. To get the huge videos, you need broadband and bit torrent
cease: yeah i should cal lthe phils when i'm in la
Bambi: thanks for the disk Care Package Klok :-)
cease: i'm planinng to uninstall bit torrent
Hemlock Stones: Hello to CNI
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| MEDICINEMAN OF THE HOPI NATION - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
porgie: Merlyn is in parenthisis. That's why we can't hear him
TweenOfTheJungle: Sounds like a good time to say adios, muchachos. Best to FST & friends... Until last time, again...
Bambi: Hello to Hemlock Stones :-)
porgie: Hi Ah clem
||||||||| "11:20 PM? I'm late!" exclaims TweenOfTheJungle, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the garden.
cease: adios
Hemlock Stones: Greetings from Limeyland
Bambi: NIght Tweeny :-)
cease: are you in limeyland?
principalpoop: ciao tween
Hemlock Stones: indeed we are
Merlyn: Say hello to cat, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood says "hello, cat"
cease: good to know the firelads have some fans there
Dexter Fong: The Medicineman couldn't heal him self
Bambi: cool ... the emerald country
Dexter Fong: Night Tweeny
Hemlock Stones: we go way back
cease: it was in london that bergman first concocted the idea of a "beatles of comedy"
cease: that far back?
Bambi: green (particularly in lush greenery in the woods and fields) is my favorite color
klokwkdoggerel: wow, Hemlock, almost 5AM there!
Hemlock Stones: his description of a day with Spike Milligan was excellent
Hemlock Stones: its never too late for FT
cease: indeed it was
Hemlock Stones: someone let the cat out please
klokwkdoggerel: Bergman roomed with Stoppard in Germany, didn't he
cease: his euro period
Hemlock Stones: didnt know that
cease: and with the provos in amsterdam
cease: the sufis in damascus
klokwkdoggerel: what about the Red Brigades?
cease: that was later
Hemlock Stones: nearly lost his head fighting the Contras
klokwkdoggerel: BTW, Clem is referring to the CNI chat at irc.equnet.org in room #cni, which is running in parallel with this Firesign chat
klokwkdoggerel: although the context may shift from this chat to that one and some folks are in both
Hemlock Stones: if its truly parellel they will never meet
cease: no, that was Emmet Grogan
Bambi: yes, all are welcome in the CNI chat room on irc.equnet.org in room #cni anytime!
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - yep, they are disjoint
Hemlock Stones: I always loved the TV glide
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - CNI also runs another Firesign show at 0300 GMT (sorry) on Sunday morning (10PM EDT Saturday night)
cease: tv was a big source of their radio comedy in the early days
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 11:27 PM, dragging Honey Sanchez by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
Hemlock Stones: if you saw whats happened to British TV now you wouldnt laugh
cease: if proctor knew how to drive, the world would never have had ralph spoilsport
Hemlock Stones: i know her
cease: you mean there's nothing good on?
Hemlock Stones: Shes a friend of the Solomons
Honey Sanchez: Hola Stones
Bambi: LOL good one cat
Hemlock Stones: its what they call reality TV but strangely unreal
Dexter Fong: Honey...you'
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - it's still better than US TV. Vy hard to sink that low, but we've managed. Of course, we could all be watching...French TV...:-(
cease: but true, bambi
Dexter Fong: you're home
Hemlock Stones: USA TV used to be worse but i think we are neck and neck now
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Need your snail mail addy
Hemlock Stones: might even be in front
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - we take your and Dutch reality TV concepts, repackage and add special effects and even worse characters and run them here
cease: i think no matter how many channels, there will always be little worth watching, at least watching more than once
klokwkdoggerel: Dex - it's on the CNI Radio.com page
Hemlock Stones: yes i heard about that K
cease: honey?
Honey Sanchez: yes Dear?
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - you should see what they did to The Office (not a reality show, I know)
cease: Friends?
porgie: not too bad clem
cease: must get cubed and reheated
Bambi: Dex, msg'd the address. Also on the CNIRadio.com website
Hemlock Stones: The Office was never THAT good in the first place
Dexter Fong: Thanks Bambi
Bambi: sorry, Klok ... didn't see that when I posted .. thanks :-)
Hemlock Stones: wait till you see Space Cadets on our Channel Four, been scraping the bottom of the barrel for so long they are now drilling for oil.
klokwkdoggerel: dex - check your email
klokwkdoggerel: cat - check your email
Hemlock Stones: dont tell Bush though, he might bomb it
Honey Sanchez: makes note eye spray and prescriptions after 10
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock -- I think there might be a way to watch BBC TV via the web here, unless they have blocked non-UK users
Dexter Fong: Klok: Spreche
klokwkdoggerel: WOOF!
Honey Sanchez: A,mericans are blocked
Hemlock Stones: my friend in NM can get some on TV but most of it seems to be blocked, even the news, so i have to send it via webcam
principalpoop: I have a way with words
principalpoop: I was fading there
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - yikes!
Bambi: neign
Hemlock Stones: lol true
Hemlock Stones: If Nancy was here she would tell you
principalpoop: a little hoarse bambi?
Honey Sanchez: offers popper to principal poop
cease: im an unamerican. am i blocked?
Dexter Fong: Clem: Success has its price
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - we get the half-hour BBC news here on many public television stations. Catty Kaye did the broadcast the other night for the first time in I don't know how long
principalpoop: thanks honey, gulp
Hemlock Stones: only by the Unamerican Activities committee
cease: hoarse latitudes?
cease: corsets?
Dexter Fong: It's Eccles
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - we miss Dajit Dahliwahl sorely
Bambi: lol
Hemlock Stones: I do some figuring yes
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a double toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood gives Bambi a double toasted almond.
Bambi just catching up :-)
Hemlock Stones: Its difficult to tell what time it is when your locked in a tiny room with artificial light
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, give Bambi some re-fried beans
||||||||| Catherwood gets bambi some re-fried beans.
klokwkdoggerel: hemlock - seems you could record the TV with a TV tuner card and make it into a compressed file and send that
Honey Sanchez: catherwood please pour me a blue moss gracias
||||||||| Catherwood hands Honey Sanchez a blue moss gracias.
klokwkdoggerel: I love this segment
cease: blue grass? mmm
Bambi: yummmm, thanks Catherwood and Dex
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Bambi and asks "Did you want something?"
principalpoop: I am your other end said the worm
cease: oh youre all lsitening to dear friends ididnt know that
Dexter Fong: After a few Blue Grasses, I have an uncontrollable desire to pick a banjo and sing high harmony
Bambi: Catherwood get me some tortilla to wrap my fried beans in
||||||||| Catherwood gets Bambi some tortilla to wrap my fried beans in.
Merlyn: Say hippy holidays to bambi, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood says "hippy holidays, bambi"
cease: locked in?
cease: like nino in his box?
Hemlock Stones: Milligan Joke, How do you tell one end of a worm from the other ?
Bambi: very nice Merlyn :-)
Dexter Fong: Like Winque Dinque, Cat
Honey Sanchez: how
Dexter Fong: How, Hemlock?
principalpoop: caves are just sideways holes
Hemlock Stones: Put it in a bowl of flour and wait for it to fart !
principalpoop: the hat?
cease: this black dope is even better
Dexter Fong: HS: lol
Honey Sanchez: orale
Dexter Fong: That's Milligan
Hemlock Stones: yes i know it is
principalpoop: why do you think I am called dope, oops
cease: this sure sounds like Germinal
Hemlock Stones: I worked with him a couple of times
Bambi: lol Hemlock
cease: milligan?
Bambi: well, could be germanium
Hemlock Stones: yes
principalpoop: ahhh, clem, you are doing fine, I did not want to disturb your consinpation
cease: wont they ever stop milling?
Dexter Fong: HS: I've been listening to Goon Shows lately..listened to about 16 of them so far..going chronological as much as I have
klokwkdoggerel: 1927 (actually 1928) International Engine wreckage at the EE Smith mine in NH: http://members.cox.net/~bconverse5/DSCF4373smaller.jpg
cease: on radio, stones?
Hemlock Stones: on stage !
klokwkdoggerel: clem - play Giant Rat ;-)
Merlyn: now THAT'S International Engine wreckage
Hemlock Stones: yes Play Giant Rat please
Merlyn: get some sleep, Clem...
Merlyn: I'm going meself...
Bambi: cool Hemlock!
klokwkdoggerel: merlyn - yeah, I 'bout killed myself getting up there!
cease: was it as much fun as one would imagine, stones?
Honey Sanchez: i like the green black and red dope, jah oh red greenback and the blue boys, clem
Merlyn: I'll wait for freberg to end
principalpoop: night M thanks again for all
klokwkdoggerel: that thing must weigh about a ton and a half and belive me, it is straight up
principalpoop: ahhh
Bambi: night Merlyn! thanks!
cease: i turned this off during the xmas tunes
cease: hadno idea it was till going on
Hemlock Stones: he was a bit depressed, it was in Birmingham so no wonder but i engaged him in conversation and we re-enacted some Goon Show scripts which i knew by heart
Bambi: Yeah, gotta love Stan Freberg
Dexter Fong: HS: Do you know the Goon Show entitled "The Starlings"?
Hemlock Stones: lol yes
cease: he didnt mind?
Hemlock Stones: the exploding paste
Bambi: bet it was a wonderful thing for Milligan ... nothing like knowing someone remembers what you did so well.
Dexter Fong: Yes =)
Honey Sanchez: Love him as much as Sheriff John Lunch Brigade
cease: i used to have this single
Hemlock Stones: i had loved him since childhood so i walked right up and said, You are Spine Millington, millionaire playboy and unemployed lunatic of no fixed address, i claim my five pounds !
Dexter Fong: HS: WHile so far my favorite is "Foiled by President Fred", the punch line is absolutely breathtakin, "Starlings" is awfully good
Hemlock Stones: Singing Fish found me Starlings on the net
cease: i look forward to those cds, dex.
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: HS: Do you know how the msg thing works here?
cease: can i play them on the mac? something to entertain me in depressing la
Dexter Fong: Cat: If the mac can play MP3 encoded stuff, yes
klokwkdoggerel: HS - discussion with Ashley Highfield, Director of New Media at the BBC at http://www.r2.co.nz/20051114/ It's an interesting discussion (if you can cut thru the strong accents)
cease: wouldnt any computer?
Hemlock Stones: What strong accents ?
cease: i'll havet o check
Dexter Fong: Cat: I suppose, but I am *not* a computer geek (not that there's anything wrong with that)
klokwkdoggerel: HS - I like the thing where someone proposed that the BBC take user input on the weather. So if Beeb says it's raining in Devon and it ain't, they get user input and there's an "accuracy" score for each report
Merlyn: ok, g'nite folx
||||||||| Merlyn leaves to catch the 11:50 PM train to Minneapolis.
Bambi: night Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn and as always, thank you
Hemlock Stones: g'night
Honey Sanchez: nite merlyn
cease: merl
Dexter Fong: Hemlock: Do you know how the msge thing works here?
Hemlock Stones: i might if i actually knew what the msg thing was, is it like messenger
principalpoop: monosodium glutamate
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock - at the bottom of the screen is a '?' that brings up a help window for this chat (controls, etc.)
principalpoop: made from yams I think
Dexter Fong: HS: At the bottom of the screen where it says send to all, is a popup menu which enables you to send private msgs to anybody here, I'm sending you one
klokwkdoggerel: HS - just above the entry line is a space for "Msgs" that are direct communications from someone in chat (a private msg., so to speak)
Bambi: well, hate to do it but it's been a very long day traveling in heavy rain and working on clients' computers ... and need to get some rest....great to see you all!
klokwkdoggerel: HS - Dex means the down arrow next to "send to all" setting
Dexter Fong: Bambi, night and be well =)
principalpoop: merry christmas bambi, keep warm
klokwkdoggerel: nite Bambi!
ah,clem: see ya in a bit Bambi
Honey Sanchez: nite bambi
principalpoop: hehe he said see ya in a bit hehe
klokwkdoggerel: I sure wish FST had done a whole Mark Time album in this vein
Bambi: till next time we meet .. may the road come up to meet you and the wind be always at your back ... (paraphrased of course)
Bambi smiles and waves
ah,clem: Bambi will be warm, trust me, she does
klokwkdoggerel has the road come up and meet him every time he goes out walking on this ice... ;-)
principalpoop: sorry about that bambi, it was the re-fried beans
Dexter Fong: Bambi: And may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead
klokwkdoggerel: (we still have a half-inch of ice all over the place in RI)
porgie: I'm fading
klokwkdoggerel: that's better, porgie
principalpoop: hehe ah, clem, you scamp
porgie: The lights went out and I missed everything
porgie: what a mess
klokwkdoggerel: porgie - it'll all be in the LOG (see main page)
klokwkdoggerel: I guess this week's log will have a funny smell for awhile...
porgie: I'm listening to CSI and other forums but check back now and again
ah,clem: yup, pp, you got that right
principalpoop: is that a cheese log?
klokwkdoggerel: porgie - are you watching CSI or listening to CNI???
klokwkdoggerel: great show Clem
klokwkdoggerel: when is Giant Rat gonna play?
principalpoop: put a towel over it ah, clem, do push-ups
ah,clem: I have a Bambi for that, PP
principalpoop: oops, wrong chatroom again, sorry
Dexter Fong: Don't Bamboozle us Clem
klokwkdoggerel: Broderick Crawford won an Academy Award for playing Willie Stark in All the King's Men in the late '40s. Willie Stark was based on Huey Long in Robert Penn Warren's novel that the film was made from
principalpoop: ramroozle is ok
ah,clem: could do Rat after JL&BAM show saturday, if you like...
Honey Sanchez: bonos nochos it has been a great show, clem im on my way to a hot date with my dealer chupo piece on earth stay green! Muah!
klokwkdoggerel: Clem - I was just kidding
cease: i want to read that.
ah,clem: k I can fit it in tonight...
klokwkdoggerel: Clem - you play whatever seems right on Saturday. I've loved listening to all the old Hour Hour and such stuff; that's just fine
principalpoop: bueno gracias honey, ciaoo
klokwkdoggerel: Clem - but I can always listen to Giant Rat again (and again and again)
cease: keep on honeying
cease: only 1 gram?
klokwkdoggerel: nite Honey
||||||||| 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..
porgie: Giant rat goes through you like a hot oil beer
Dexter Fong: Night Honey...I'll be in soon
ah,clem: nachos to you too
klokwkdoggerel: Clem -- you turn in if you're spent. Really, I was teasing
principalpoop: do you want a gram cracker?
cease: he died years ago
cease: brother ran out of burritos
klokwkdoggerel: Clem - I am missing dinner since 9 staying in chat. Nothing but a beer and some doritos. So when it's time, it's time
klokwkdoggerel: cat - Crawford?
principalpoop: heavy on the 30 weight mom
cease: go eat, klok
cease: parsons
klokwkdoggerel: Clem - not until the FST stops! ;-))
principalpoop: ordinary doritos or ranch?
klokwkdoggerel: ordinary, Poop
cease: this is the crystal shiv line
klokwkdoggerel: poop - although I have been known to consume the salsa or pepper varieities when available
principalpoop: ahh, a purist cool
cease: no thats somwhere else
principalpoop: blasphemy
klokwkdoggerel: poop - i have to be careful about dairy; i'm allergic. some, but not too much :-(
principalpoop: intolerant eh?
principalpoop: and make cars...
porgie: shuffles?
Dexter Fong: Fearful
porgie: I got those in Buffalo
Dexter Fong shuffles up and deals
principalpoop: I am afraid of fear
klokwkdoggerel: porgie - something like that. I can get pretty messed up. Oh no, I tolerate it well enough, can digest fine. But a few days later, it's like I've got the flu. Inflammation in my head
cease: can fear be afraid of itself?
principalpoop: folks who are allergic to wheat can prevent getting sick by eating some cardamom first
Dexter Fong: We have nothing to be afraid of but fraid itself
klokwkdoggerel: Hemlock S seems lost in another world
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Honey Sanchez - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Bambi - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
principalpoop: fear is raef spelled backwards
principalpoop: you sound fine ah, clem
Hemlock Stones: Returns from another world
cease: maybe hes back in birmingham with milligan
Hemlock Stones: I come in Pieces
Dexter Fong: Or maybe back in Birmingham with Brown
klokwkdoggerel just hit a milestone in folding@home and must reboot the other PC; bak shortly
principalpoop: or in millingham with brighan
ah,clem: good night everyone
klokwkdoggerel: nite clem
Hemlock Stones: Goodnight Clem
Dexter Fong: Night Clem...thanks for everything
principalpoop: night ah, clem, I am having a good time
principalpoop: santa claus is coming to town
Dexter Fong: and is he gonna be pissed off
Dexter Fong: 24 Clem
principalpoop: have a super week
principalpoop: only 10 hours metric
principalpoop: toaaad away
Dexter Fong: I'm checking out goombye
principalpoop: the bus :(
Hemlock Stones: Catch you on the comback Dexter
principalpoop: have a super week dex, all, I will toodle too
||||||||| principalpoop rushes off, saying "12:15 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dexter Fong: Night HS, Clem, Cat, Klok< Porge, nad pp
klokwkdoggerel: whew, bummer
klokwkdoggerel: oh, night Dex, porgie
cease: dex
porgie: night
cease: porge
klokwkdoggerel: wb, Hemlock
klokwkdoggerel: it's interesting that Dex never uses the Exit button to leave
Hemlock Stones: Ty Klok
cease: i didnt either for years until i noticed merl complaiing about it
cease: on log
klokwkdoggerel: oh, I don't mind, but it's hard to tell who is really here
cease: yes i used to change names a lot
cease: i might from la
cease: its always a difference when i log into chat from elsewhere
klokwkdoggerel: well, the poor, pathetic burger and fries I got a Ruby Tuesdays at 5PM has been sitting out for 2 hrs, so I need to go microwave it and get some food.
klokwkdoggerel: cat - yeah, use a different name
klokwkdoggerel: how long you gonna be in LA?
porgie: later if I miss you next week Merry chjristmas all
cease: you still havent eaten, klok?
klokwkdoggerel: just think -- you can hear what's on CNI radio now every weekend in LA on AM 640 KFI ;-)
Hemlock Stones: ok Dear Friends, i need to head off home now but its been nice, see you again and if i dont for a while, have a excellent holiday
cease: you too porge
klokwkdoggerel: nite porgie
klokwkdoggerel: gonna now, Cat. Good evening all.
cease: cni really is radio?
cease: by kloik
klokwkdoggerel: Cat - no
klokwkdoggerel: cat - online stream
ah,clem: actually, the archives are for those who missed it Klok
cease: but of course
klokwkdoggerel: cni downloads the archives of this show and re-sends them on the Net
cease: like airamericaplace
klokwkdoggerel: when you're in LA, you can hear the program live -- full of horrible, awful terrible car and water heater commercials
klokwkdoggerel: it's terrible live (I listen to it sometimes -- the station streams the live show on the Net, too)
cease: i listen to rachel madow in the evening, not in the godforsaken hour oif the morning shes on
cease: oh no
cease: even more cars?
Hemlock Stones: catch you later friends, byeeee
klokwkdoggerel: cat - YES, exactly. Air America is great, but the commercials drive me up the wall. It's like Virgin Radio in London or something
cease: bye
klokwkdoggerel: cat - I can almost recite the Gott Toyota commercial word for word
ah,clem: and no , it is not main stream radio, I have been there...
klokwkdoggerel: "those young, strong men in the internet room" sheesh...
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:27 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Hemlock Stones by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
cease: turning the volume down on commercials. keeps me nimble
ah,clem: good night all
cease: off we go then
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:27 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs ah,clem by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
klokwkdoggerel: nite clem
klokwkdoggerel: yeah, cat
||||||||| cease leaves to catch the 12:27 AM train to Vancouver.
klokwkdoggerel: but I'm usually washing dishes or the tub or the commode or clothes, so I can't get to the volume slider
||||||||| klokwkdoggerel says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, klokwkdoggerel exits at 12:28 AM.
||||||||| 12:30 AM: ah,clem jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| porgie - dead from measles
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:30 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs ah,clem by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "12:31 AM and late as usual, it's Zusu''s petals, just back from Elmertown."
||||||||| Zusu''s petals is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 12:32 AM.
||||||||| 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
Dexter Fong
Dr. Headphones
Hemlock Stones
Honey Sanchez
TOR Hershman
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"