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 February 16, 2006 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Firebroiled in through the front door at 8:46 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Firebroiled: b>You people got trouble here?

Well, I don’t know why you people seem to think this is magic.
It’s just this little chromium switch here . . . [click]

My, you people are so superstitious . . .

||||||||| Around 8:47 AM, Firebroiled walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Outside, the 8:49 AM uptown bus from Austin pulls away, leaving Mark Tween coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Mark Tween: I'm early, it must be getting late...
Mark Tween: Been watching Daily Show's Indecision 2004. That's some pretty good comedy.
Mark Tween: "Zell on Earth" is classic.
Mark Tween: Mark Tween goes into the time chamber...
||||||||| At 8:57 AM, Mark Tween vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood leads ah,clem in through the front door at 8:46 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 Eastern, Lets Eat!'
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:16 PM and late as usual, it's Bambi, just back from Hellmouth."
Bambi: My Song! Thanks Cken
Bambi: ah, was that Tweeny that came and went in a cloud coughing and sputtering?
||||||||| Outside, the 9:18 PM uptown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Merlyn coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Merlyn: 'ello
ah,clem: web chat server acting up again
Bambi: hey Merlyn
||||||||| 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 Mark Tween disembarks at 9:20 PM.
Mark Tween: Hey everybody....
Bambi: wb Tweeny
Merlyn: Hi, dr. nick
Bambi: is that not Tweeny?
Mark Tween: Merlyn: there's a new OS X virus - http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=5392&inkc=0
Mark Tween: It be Tweeny...
Merlyn: Bush thinks dead-eye Dick is doing a heckuva job.
||||||||| cease tiptoes in around 9:21 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Bambi: oh, joy! a true virus for OS X?! that's unheard of
Mark Tween: Hi Cat...
Bambi: hi Cat
cease: hi there
Merlyn: I don't use instant messaging, I use old-fashioned e-mail
Mark Tween: There is a new virus definition set at Symantec.
cease: a virus? do i need a shot?
cease: hey merl i rented the enron dvd yesterday and there you were
Merlyn: Cheney is giving out shots (and doing shots)
Mark Tween: Seems to be realted to iChat. Didn't know if you were using it or not...
Bambi: ya might Cat ;-)
cease: the maker of the flick is now being interviewed on the majority report
Merlyn: I waved at you, cat
cease: i noticed.
Merlyn: Cheney is handing out the bird flew shots
||||||||| 9:24 PM: klokwkdog jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
cease: and waler murch is in town, just interviewed on cbc radio
Merlyn: tx cat
Bambi: hi Klok
klokwkdog: hey, Bambi; hi their Cat
Merlyn: oops, looked like they did already on the web, but here in st. paul they start at 9 PM
Merlyn: so I might catch some on the radio around 10
klokwkdog: 'lo Tweeny
cease: klok. i saw your pic on the cni site
klokwkdog: Cat - as did I yours -- but it was at the Frappr site, not CNI's, I think
cease: you get majority report at 10? its live now online
klokwkdog: as in the Frappr CNIradio site
Mark Tween: Hey Klok...
cease: arent they the same?
Merlyn: ah, the enron guy is still on
Bambi: Klok has a pic on http://www.cniradio.com ... ah, yes! CNI Radio's new frappr! map :-)
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dave... close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:26 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the vestibule.
klokwkdog: Cat -- Frappr allows anyone to set up a map that uses Google Maps as its underlying basis and then "members" can sign up to it
Bambi: link to add your 'pin' to the CNI Radio Frappr! map is on cniradio.com
Mark Tween: The recent Daily Show bits on Cheney are freakin' hilarious - http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml
Bambi: hi Dave
Dave...: hi guys, try and cheer me up will ya? smile, a plan I had over my spring break doesn't look like it's gonna work out, and those tickets are nonrefundable! god I feel like shit, sorry to put a damper on the chat
Mark Tween: Hey Dave...
cease: i know not of that, klok. i was asked to join the cni team or whatever so i sent a pic
Merlyn: hey dave
cease: what tickets, dave?
ah,clem: listen to CNI dave, it is funnier than real life
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:28 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
cease: yes this is something i dont think i have
Bambi: much appreciation to all who were pinned on the map and added pics too!
Bambi: hi big
Mark Tween: Ah, the might Quinnox...
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: yo peeps!!
Dave...: booked a ticket to see a friend and now she can't have anyone due to tests and violin performances, well...I could do one of two things, I could go and see her anyway for a short amount of time, or I could not go and be out some money which wouldn't kill me, but knowing that I could have been there, would be close to killing me
||||||||| 9:29 PM: Mudhead jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
klokwkdog: Cat -- Frappr allows anyone to set up a map that uses Google Maps as its underlying basis and then "members" can sign up to it
Bambi: cheer up Dave ... it can always be worse
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:31 PM and Mudhead...again sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
klokwkdog: I just got bumped
Dave...: again, sorry to vent that on everyone, maybe it'll all work out in the end
Mark Tween: Sounds like a bad time, Dave. Sorry it didn't work out...
cease: yes, you could have no friends to visit at all
Merlyn: did people just get a non-page load for about a minute?
ah,clem: yup
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- ooooh yes!
Mudhead...again: like me cease
Mudhead...again: yup
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: sombahdee broke dee chat rooommmmmmm....
Bambi: Merlyn, if this chat keeps getting hit, everyone can congregate at irc.equnet.org in #cni for alternate chat
cease: you have us, mudhead
Mudhead...again: when I arrived
Mark Tween: Yep, Merl
Dave...: yes
Bambi: yes, sure did and it was longer than the ones last week
cease: this is unfamiliar firesign
Bambi: hi mudhead
Mudhead...again: Im holdin up my hand, like at the basketball games
cease: was it last week we had all that trouble?
Merlyn: The host machine didn't go down, it's just the webserver stopped for some reason for a bit
cease: cni kept going but the chat dissappeared
klokwkdog: I love those cases where things don't break...they just go crazy
Mudhead...again: Before you say anythin else about me, Im leavin
||||||||| Around 9:34 PM, Mudhead...again walks off into the sunset...
klokwkdog: Cat -- chat and CNI are separate items. CNI keeps going independently
Merlyn: again, mudhead?
ah,clem: is LetsEat from the radio show, 2-3-72 the Ossman aircheck collection
Mudhead: n again
cease: i see
cease: or hear
cease: on in walter murch's case, both
Bambi: last door on the left mudhead ;-)
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:35 PM and Stickman waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: yo got this from ossman?
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: whut am us....??
cease: thats better than having him here
Stickman: Ahoy, Mateys!
Bambi: hi Stickman
Mark Tween: Hey, Stick...
cease: stick
ah,clem: no, but is from his collection
cease: aha, a zappa joke
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Hi, Stick....
Stickman: Smile when you say that, Pardner! hehe
Bambi: so Stickman is the one who took all those grapes!
cease: did he say tweeny?
Mark Tween: Indeed he did...
Stickman: Anything you can say I can say LOUDER!
Dave...: my hands are freezing
Mark Tween: He can shout. Don't hear you...
Stickman: I've got your grapes right here. But with those cold hands I don't want you reaching for them!
klokwkdog: mr yamamoto got mention, too
cease: this is a year befroe time flys but maybe not the script
Mark Tween: The frozen Rockies eh, Dave?
cease: there are worse things to freeze, dave
Dave...: fine I don't wanna touch 'em
klokwkdog: happy harry cox, too
cease: havent seen yammy here in a while
Dave...: lol! I don't wanna think of those frozen other things
Dave...: what song is this?
Bambi: LOL ... my hands aren't cold! It was nearly 70 degrees today in VA!
Stickman: That'l jolt your eyes akimbo!
cease: its gonna be minus 15 in vancouver tonight
cease: they're warning everyone to keep their pets indoors
Mudhead: BC?
cease: about as cold as it gets here
Mark Tween: No joke, Bambi. Hot in the South. Around 80 here today. Still got the windows open.
klokwkdog: Bambi -60 here in RI and warm tomorrow, but then the evil Canadians are shuffling off some of their least-liked export on us...
Dave...: I just know it's cold and that it snowed
Stickman: That's why we live in So Cal in Feb.
cease: and this is the warm part of canada
Mudhead: 50 up here
Mark Tween: Good for ice-skating, though I suppose Cat.
Dave...: oh I do have good news though everyone! the guide dog interview went really well last week, and so it's more than likely that I'll be in NY in July and August learning how to work and travel with a dog! I'm very very excited
Bambi: yeah, will enjoy the warmth while it lasts! LOL
Mark Tween: The only downside I can see to living in CN.
cease: great news, dave
Stickman: Anyone checked out emusic.com yet? 100 songs for free.
klokwkdog: ten below in Vancouver?? sheesh
Mark Tween: That's a trial by fire, Dave...
cease: 15 below, klok
cease: but thats centrigrade
||||||||| thereturnofllanwydd enters at 9:43 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Mark Tween: Didn't know about that, Stick. Thranks...
ah,clem: ...
thereturnofllanwydd: good to be back, dear friends
Mark Tween: Hey LL...
Bambi: Awesome Dave! Do you know your dog's name yet or does that come later?
cease: ll
Stickman: Grounded safe and sound...
klokwkdog: Cat -- I know. -15C = about -10F
cease: oh i see
Dave...: I've used emusic.com, they don't label their tracks correctly, I downloaded about 23 songs and they all have the wrong names
cease: i dont know conversions
Merlyn: -40 below is best
Merlyn: the only unambiguous temperature
cease: my paretns are threatening to move to vancouver. i should send this some of this weather in la to prepare them
klokwkdog: but Intellicast sez Vancouver's destined for -7C tonight. I guess Cat, being in North Vancouver, will suffer more than those in the central city which is warmed by the higher density of grow lamps... ;-)
Stickman: I didn't have any problems. I downloaded about 95 songs in about 2 hrs. pretty good quality too.
Merlyn: -40 can't be kelvin, and it's the same for celsius and fahrenheit
Stickman: CU later. Gotta run!
cease: its happening again
klokwkdog: nite Stick
Merlyn: yep
cease: ah clem spoke too soon
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: ....geeee...WHIZZZ....do...I....have....funny name....????
Merlyn: don't know what's doing it, it outta my hands
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- just got nailed by the server again
Merlyn: just the 'g's, Bightrethighrehighr
thereturnofllanwydd: testing
Bambi: good idea Cat! I am sure they wouldn't be nearly as thrilled then!
Mudhead: take it out of yur hands Merlyn, syop playin wif it, you'll go blind
Merlyn: clem tween and stickman still haven't gotten refreshed
klokwkdog: Whee! Welcome back ilanwydd! We have missed u no end
thereturnofllanwydd: II've missed y'all myself
Merlyn: mebbie stickman is gone, tho
Merlyn: hey lland
Mark Tween: Just did a manual refresh.
cease: hows the acting going, ll?
klokwkdog: great puzzlement as to wha happened, llanwydd
Merlyn: yeah, that might need it
||||||||| Catherwood leads Principalpoopoo in through the front door at 9:49 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
thereturnofllanwydd: no acting since december. I have no transportation at present
Mark Tween: Hey P...
thereturnofllanwydd: ,my webtv broke down, klok
Principalpoopoo: howdy pardners ahh llanwydd
klokwkdog: oh
klokwkdog: you got it fixed or got something else
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: poop!!....
Bambi: hi llanwydd
||||||||| It's 9:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Stickman - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: hey, ppoop
Bambi: hi princep
Principalpoopoo: your car was contagious :(
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: LLan!!
thereturnofllanwydd: this msntv2 is not much of an improvement I'm afraid
Principalpoopoo: bravo bambi click klok
cease: poop
klokwkdog: yeah, it has severe limits llan
Principalpoopoo: hot in roanoke today, summer hot
Mark Tween: Microsoft TV? Why in Grid's name...
klokwkdog: finances, Tweeny, finances
Merlyn: 24-hour virus coverage
Bambi: don't ask Tweeny...you won't be happy with the answer ... grin
Principalpoopoo: hi cat, parents all settled in? you are settled in at home again?
cease: ive been back in vancouver for a month, yes
Principalpoopoo: you had a tough going for a while
cease: my parents are in a home in la, want to come here
Principalpoopoo: oops time and fruit flies, you are right
Principalpoopoo: they are not happy yet :( ok
thereturnofllanwydd: yes time flys
Principalpoopoo: last I heard you were scrooge llan lol
Mudhead: Anyone want to contact VD?
cease: this is completely new firesign to me
Principalpoopoo: contact or contract?
thereturnofllanwydd: that's true, pp. the show ended dec. 3. I may be playing Oberon this summer
Principalpoopoo: yeppers
cease: there'll be lots more of that going around with the republicnas in charge
Principalpoopoo: oberon, midsummer?
klokwkdog: this is completely new FST to me, too, Cat. But then, most of the great stuff you sent CNI yourself was, too!
thereturnofllanwydd: right
Principalpoopoo: don't shoot off our mouth about the GOP cat
Principalpoopoo: your
Mark Tween: Or Cheney will use a gun.
thereturnofllanwydd: I suppose you exhausted the Cheney jokes before I got here
cease: dick ames to please, and so does louise
Mark Tween: Do check out the Daily show bits...
Merlyn: Cheney has stopped saying "fuck you!" and now just threatens people by saying "birdshot!"
ah,clem: I try to keep it interesting, Klok
Principalpoopoo: ahhhh, ahhh clem
Mark Tween: Good one, Merl...
thereturnofllanwydd: If Ted Kennedy can get away with Chappaquidick, then...
cease: ah clem: i also have one i dont have
cease: sounds like firesonian reality
Merlyn: go hunting with Cheney and afterwards Ted Kennedy will give you a ride home.
Principalpoopoo: did you used to not have it?
Dave...: I fuckin' hate valentines day! sorry had to say that
Merlyn: ChappaquiCheney
Principalpoopoo: chill dave, nobody gave you chocolate?
thereturnofllanwydd: LOL, Merl
cease: the lets eat shows i have are distllations from these original shows
Mark Tween: Yeah, it can be a drag sometimes, Dave...
Dave...: aaaaaah crack jokes, funny since I'll never try it, hahaha gld I can laugh at something
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Ted Kennedys defense team 35 years ago-....Winer, Diner, Dicker, & Dunker....!!!!
cease: this coke tale sounds a lot like that frontline show about meth on the other night
Mark Tween: I got a dozen thorny stems.
cease: do the big drug companys pay their taxes with meth now?
Dave...: man this is funny, even more amazing that they're just making it up right there, just like jazz
Mark Tween: What makes you think they pay taxes, Cat?
Bambi: well, that's why they give cupid bow and arrows ... sometimes it's good but often it just hurts ... at least till you find the right one.
cease: lol tween
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: big drug companies taking a page from fabulous furry freak bros?
cease: its just what bergman was riffing on, brought uptodate
Mark Tween: Do you have Pink Hotel Burns Down, Dave? Some pretty good improv on that one as well.
ah,clem: yea, gotta love a good jam,
thereturnofllanwydd: I need to play with these new options for a moment
Principalpoopoo: and the jelly roll
cease: yes that is good
Dave...: no I don't have pink hotel, I don't have nearly enough fst
klokwkdog: everyone don't have nearly enough FST, Dave! ;-))
thereturnofllanwydd: Pink Hotel is next on my list. Lot of really, really old stuff on that
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a Toasted Almond
||||||||| Catherwood gives Bambi a toasted almond.
klokwkdog: and anyone who has all of it to date still needs/wants more, more!
Dave...: yes but most have a lot more than I do
Mark Tween: I'm sure Bubba would be glad to hear from ya ;) hint hint
Mark Tween: Over The Edge is a great track. Improv soap opera.
klokwkdog: Dave -- the thing that gets me about Valentines is how they are desperate to commercialize it, President's Day, Easter, etc.
thereturnofllanwydd: I hope you at least have 2 Places, Dave. That one is the best
Bambi: thank you Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "You're welcome."
Principalpoopoo: the big C is polite tonight
Mark Tween: He's back on his meds.
Bambi: only if you ask and respond the right way princep ... grin
Dave...: I do have two places, twas my first one I got, and yes laugh.com should receive a lot of my money but I need to start saving for all the traveling I'm going to be doing this summer
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: he's sooooooooo....tired.......
thereturnofllanwydd: big C? You don't mean Cheney?
klokwkdog: I was in Brooks Pharmacy tonight and the place was already lousy with Easter Eggs and marshmallow bunnies. Hell, we ain't even had Mardi Gras yet!!!
Principalpoopoo: not tick-tick C, the big C
Dave...: yeah but his time is off by about 20 minutes according to my clock here
klokwkdog: Easter is TWO MONTHS away!
Dave...: that's just sick klok, really really sick
Mark Tween: We'll be picking out our Xmas trees in August soon...
Principalpoopoo: never too soon to stock up on marshmallow bunnies
ah,clem: ahh, peep season already... wow
Principalpoopoo: they get a little stiff, but still ok
klokwkdog: Monday after New Years, I think the Valentine's crap went on the shelves
thereturnofllanwydd: oh, yes. they're called peeps arent they? Well theoretically you could make them yourself
ah,clem: a stiff peep is the worst kind
Principalpoopoo: self-made peeps, are you some kind of prevert?
klokwkdog: LLan -- peeps are made by someone really evil. It's not clear who, but there is just too much evidence
Bambi: but we all know his first name was Victor ... Frankenstein ... that's fraunk en steen!
Principalpoopoo: and that stale marshmallow taste? ewwwww
thereturnofllanwydd: I always suspected that
klokwkdog: poop -- people have done awful things to peeps. Where do you think Sauruman got the stuff for all those orcs?
Principalpoopoo: steen stine, let's call the hole thing off
cease: manflesh
Principalpoopoo: poor peeps oh my
klokwkdog: i don't think it was Gene Wilder. I think it was someone really evil...
thereturnofllanwydd: actually I do have some stiff peeps in my kitchen that I never threw away
cease: wild genes?
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mudhead - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: love marshmallow peeps ... they are good at any stage till they inside gets hard lol
Principalpoopoo: those peeps do get around
klokwkdog: LLan -- they don't decay. Animals won't eat them. I think for your own safety, you might want to burn them, but I'm not sure that would work, either
Mark Tween: I see they're remaking The Pink Panther with Steve Martin & Kevin Kline. Should be pretty good.
Principalpoopoo: the EPA banned burning them
klokwkdog: Tween -- it's been remade and is set to annoy everyone shortly
Mark Tween: Use them for packing material.
thereturnofllanwydd: from pink panthers to burning peeps
Principalpoopoo: it wa panned and then outsold all the other new movies
klokwkdog: Poop -- I thought the Swift Boat Vetrans said it was un-American to burn peeps
Principalpoopoo: was
Mark Tween: Gosh, I really liked the originals :(
Bambi: but then my favorite thing is toasted marsh mellons (as Spock calls them)
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- read Roger Ebert's review of the new one. It doesn't work if you've seen Sellers
Principalpoopoo: only the red white and blue peeps burn the chink yellow peeps
klokwkdog: Marsh Mellons don't actually ripen for another 3 or 4 months, Bambi
thereturnofllanwydd: that's because the marsh is frozen
Principalpoopoo: did snoopy wait in marshmellow garden for the great marshmellow?
Bambi: well, they are better than mandrakes I think
Dave...: oh man, marshmellan, hail Spock!
Merlyn: I thought "Mellon" was Elvish for friend
Principalpoopoo: hehe he said melons hehe
Mark Tween: I thought it was Hoosier for musician...
thereturnofllanwydd: its not all that friendly to call someone a melon
Mark Tween: Sorry, how camp of me...
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- another lockout
cease: this is from the ossman casstte
cease: iihave this
thereturnofllanwydd: testing
Mark Tween: Yep...
Dave...: this is great to keep me occupied
klokwkdog: Dave -- yes, the Army is considering using it in Iraq
Dave...: ah since the army doesn't have a chance of getting out of the mess they made then? what a good idea! christ we're all gonna die
Mark Tween: We're not occupiers, we're liberators!
klokwkdog: we're going to have a Permanent Presence
Merlyn: yep, this time CNI also locked out for em
Mark Tween: The people of Iran need freedom next.
Dave...: man the way they just rattle this shit off is incredible, probably fueled by drugs, hey anyone heard from Ken lately?
cease: oh this is the original of it
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Principalpoopoo - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Mark Tween: No doubt, Klok. The bases seem to have a rather coincidental proximity to oil pipelines.
ah,clem :)
thereturnofllanwydd: Ken? you mean kend?
Mark Tween: Just via e-mail, Dave.
Dave...: yes the same llan
thereturnofllanwydd: thought so
Mark Tween: Afghan bases in particular to the proposed new line from the Caspian.
Bambi: where did princep go?
klokwkdog: Dave -- latest msg. here from Ken was 12 Feb.:
klokwkdog: The education system turns out large numbers of graduates who will not find work in the jobs for which they trained; more people will lose work to those in other countries who work for less; still others will find that as they age, their experience matters ever less. These are the spectres of uselessness today - images not of people confronting a broken economic machine, but of their own irrelevance in a system that works efficiently, and profitably.
klokwkdog: There's the real enigma in this piece as it relates directly to me. I got a degree in accounting, said to be one of the best career choices, and worked in that for years. When globalization hit the company where I worked and my job effectively moved to China with the 50% loss in business, I was stuck in Michigan at age 50+, one of the most depressed areas in the country.
cease: this is familiar
ah,clem: Dave, send me an email, I'll send it along to Kend, so he can keep you up to date
klokwkdog: Dave -- that's what Ken had to say
Mark Tween: I'm going to get certified in multiple identity.
thereturnofllanwydd: "certified" is what the English call "loony"
Merlyn: first rule, tween - that should be "We're going to..."
Mark Tween: Ken seems to like his trucking gig, though...
Mark Tween: Is there money in MI certification in CN?
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- he likes it better than starving
cease: hes lucky about that
||||||||| "10:24 PM? 10:24 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Hemlock Stones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Hemlock Stones enters and sits at the bar.
Mark Tween: No doubt, Klok
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: black bag janitor...
klokwkdog: hello HS
Mark Tween: Stones, you rogue...
Hemlock Stones: Greetings to all who are here, and special greetings to all who are not here!
cease: getting paid for doing something you like doing
Bambi: hi Stones
||||||||| Principalpoopoo steals in around 10:25 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
cease: stones
thereturnofllanwydd: don't think I know you from before, Stones
Principalpoopoo: back
Mark Tween: I'm not here, or anything I want to...
ah,clem: don't listen to that lyme' he's juced
Bambi: wb princep
Hemlock Stones: its a liel, i was no where near her !
Principalpoopoo: thank you, the glitch bit me
Hemlock Stones: in fact its a typo
klokwkdog: LLan -- H. Stones is a UK chatter, valiantly staying up (or getting up) to join us from Stroke-on-Stent-Avon in the Motherland
Principalpoopoo: was typo one of the Marx brothers?
Bambi: oh, the ole typo switcho ... happens all the time ...
cease: we had an aussie chatter some years ago
cease: amazing
thereturnofllanwydd: amazing! I never knew FST caught on with the Brits
klokwkdog: Poop -- that was hypo, but you don't hear much about him
cease: maybe the new bbc show made a few fans
Hemlock Stones: i am just an idle chatter
Mark Tween: The MI-5 of comedy. Or was that the MC-5?
cease: eric? wrong room
Principalpoopoo: ahh yes hypo, i wrote typo
thereturnofllanwydd: llike eric idle?
Hemlock Stones: hold the new fans Cease, i have been here since before the beginning
Bambi: why not, with Python around, why wouldn't they appreciate unique humour? ;-)
Mark Tween: Beat me to it, cease...
Dave...: eric the half a bee? smile,
klokwkdog: Bambi -- that would be an Eric Idol chatter
Hemlock Stones: i took off my shoes, played the flute and sat in a tree and am still here
cease: good for you stones
Hemlock Stones: though i have branched out into low grade puns from time to time
cease: must have gotten tired of that tree
thereturnofllanwydd: what's my next step to be?
cease: adolph too
Hemlock Stones: well i was barking
Mark Tween: But you have strong roots here.
Merlyn: were you barking mad?
cease: this chat doesnt seem to have strong roots. it keeps blowing away
Principalpoopoo: whewwww, that was fun
cease: where's the net glue?
Mark Tween: Yon server lost its tray for a bit.
klokwkdog: Nino maps Hemlock as in NY and LLanwydd as in Broomfield, CO
Hemlock Stones: this rooms no fun it fell right over, and not for the first time
Principalpoopoo: where is the server? cleveland? houston we have lost cleveland
thereturnofllanwydd: you guys having trouble too? I thought it was my msntv2
Merlyn: Nino is never worng!
klokwkdog: yes, it cuts in and out for a minute or so like a crazy monkey
Hemlock Stones: i believe it comes in cans in your country Clem
Dave...: broomfield? I'm about half an hour from there
Merlyn: The FST machine is in Indiana, in its own Catherwood timezone
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Merlyn and asks "Did you want something?"
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 10:32 PM, dragging Bubba's Brain by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
thereturnofllanwydd: well, I'm certainly not in CO
Principalpoopoo: hubba bubba
Bubba's Brain: Somebody say Indiana?
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- the chat server is cutting out or being blocked occasionally for about a minute
Hemlock Stones: i am in AOHell
Bambi: lol
Mark Tween: Hey Bubba...
Merlyn: hi bb
cease: bubub
Principalpoopoo: in-dee-ana where the wind comes flying over the plains...
Bambi: hi Bubba
Hemlock Stones: we have pinko commas
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- just take a breather, smoke 'em if you got 'em and a browser refresh should pop the chat back up after a bout a minute, 90 sec.
Bambi: Indiana wants him, but I can't go back there
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Merl, Bam, cat, all...
thereturnofllanwydd: howdy bub
ah,clem: hi Bubba
Mark Tween: The lonsome plains of Bloomington ;)
Bambi: poor Stones! AOHell! so sad
Principalpoopoo: please come to indiana, she said no...
klokwkdog: I knew Indiana had strange time zones, but I didn't think they wandered around like Catherwood does
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:34 PM, precisely!"
Mark Tween: She's been to Gary, obviously...
Bubba's Brain: Ramblin boy, why don't you settle down.
Bambi: is not big C ... hehehehe
Bubba's Brain: But at least we're finally going to spring forward and fall back.
Principalpoopoo: an enigma? hmmmm dr stones get the cocoa powder
klokwkdog: home of John Cougar!
Hemlock Stones: i enjoyed my trip so much i am going again next fall
Principalpoopoo: a mellon camp discussion again already?
thereturnofllanwydd: get rolling, stones
Bubba's Brain: A Mellon points of light.
Bambi: we won't spring ahead till a few of us see 51
klokwkdog: Poop -- the marsh mellon camp. Where they send troubled kids and make them bring in the harvest
Mark Tween: Or 52 if by sea...
Hemlock Stones: Spring is guaranteed for the life of the watch
Dave...: not even close toe 20 here, smile
Merlyn: for a treat, they pour rice krispies on them
Dave...: wow can't type tonight,
Principalpoopoo: gotta bend down whoop pick a bale of marshmallows whoop
klokwkdog: dave really enjoys rubbing it in
Bambi: they bounce the harvest in at the marsh mellon camp
ah,clem: interesting jam on this peice Dave....think it might cheer ya up
Mark Tween: I think it's great some of the yungin's are getting into FST. Gives one hope.
Dave...: tis a bit odd I will say
cease: this i have
Principalpoopoo: being pissed off is better than being piss on, unless you like that sort of thing dave
cease: the long infaturation with bad music
Hemlock Stones: one hope does not make a future Mark Tween
Dave...: hahaha I'm pretty much the only one, I have never related to my generation really at all, and it's really showing at school here
Merlyn: hey, coming back from dinner some guy liked my Nick Danger shirt, and I told him about the website (that he said he had seen before) and about the chat tonight
Mark Tween: These guys will be as classic as Marx Bros & WC... I guarantee it...
Principalpoopoo: talking about your generation? that is a who song
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: Dave ... that would be a good thing ... better than conforming to the non-conformity
Merlyn: WC seems to be less well known because his films aren't on TV much lately
cease: i hope so tween
Dave...: nice Brian, CO is too conservative of a state to even come close the FST I think
Merlyn: On the other hand, nearly all of Harold Lloyd's stuff has just been released on DVD by his estate (finally)
Principalpoopoo: ahhh WC fields forever
Bambi: they have always been an underground success ... shame those who love them don't have any money lol
Dave...: true, it's hip to be unhip now is that what's going on? makes me laugh and then vomit
klokwkdog despite a low opinion of marsh mellons, thinks Fluff® is one of mankind's greatest culinary inventions...
cease: problem is yuo have to be a lot smarter to enjoy them than you do to enjoy fields or marxes
ah,clem: yes, but every one knows that little egyption
Bubba's Brain: Cool... The Nicks and the Morse Science have been very popular.
Merlyn: Harold Lloyd gives himself the finger in Speedy, a 1927 film
Mark Tween: Maybe that's a good sign, Bambi ;)
Hemlock Stones: WC Fields had some great sight gags, remember the blind man with the stick ?
Dave...: very true about being smart, sad thing is that I showed it to one of my smart friends and he didn't get it, oh well his loss
Mark Tween: Good one, Dave :)
Merlyn: People still ask for "Communist Martyrs High School", preferably red on yellow
Dave...: I know a blind man with a stick
Merlyn: we had a reguler here who went by Mr, Muckle
thereturnofllanwydd: Despite having seen every Chaplin film and many of Keaton's, I have never seen an entire Lloyd film
Merlyn: and Firesign had a character Mr. Mucklehoney
Dave...: silent movie and I never really have gotten along
cease: being smart doenst mean liking firesign, it just makes it easier
Bubba's Brain: I think that's next.
Mark Tween: Sorry to say I never heard of the guy.
Principalpoopoo: I guess silent movies are not your hobby dave
Merlyn: understandable, dave
cease: lol dave
Merlyn: but then there's old radio shows
klokwkdog: you've never seen Lloyd hanging from the clock on the side of the building? (which is all I remember)
Mark Tween: Sort of a Chaplin character?
Merlyn: the most successful comedy film of 1930 was Amos & Andy's "Check and Double Check" - Ossman says he has a print of it
Principalpoopoo: same era tween
ah,clem: FST does require an attention span, and many lack that.
Mark Tween: I keep getting a "connection refused" message.
Principalpoopoo: back
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- another hiccup, just FYI
Principalpoopoo: happened to me also
Merlyn: yep, happened again
Bubba's Brain: requires a what/
Bambi: sheesh! wish those DDoSes would knock it off!
Principalpoopoo: indiana is taking naps
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Bunnyboy in through the front door at 10:46 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bubba's Brain: what were we talking about?
Merlyn: I get 'em too
Bunnyboy: Hiya, friends!
Bambi: hi Bunny
Principalpoopoo: hi bb
Bubba's Brain: I got "document contains no data"
Merlyn: Safety Last was the Lloyd film with him hanging from the clock
Mark Tween: Hey Bun...
cease: hey bunny
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- just wait about 1 min & reload the page in the browser. Should come back OK
Bubba's Brain: Guess no star trek androids are logged on tonight.
Bambi: ah, yes, intelligence with no attention span and a need for instant gratification ... their loss ...smile
Hemlock Stones: sorry, i kind of disappeared for a moment or two
klokwkdog: planted a forward suggestion, Bubba? The chat starts all over again? ;-)
Dave...: paranoid androids?
Bunnyboy: Yeah, Merl, I got "connection refused" a couple of times, as well.
Mark Tween: And certainly not maintaining the server, Bubba.
Principalpoopoo: ahh, do not forget to put a paper bag over your head and scream like a chicken, that works too
cease: you dont have to get all their refs, if that were possible, but you hae to get some of them
||||||||| 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 E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre disembarks at 10:48 PM.
klokwkdog has never heard a chicken scream
Principalpoopoo: wb e quin ox
thereturnofllanwydd: just got bumped out of the chat room again
Principalpoopoo: they cannot whistle either, no lips, just beaks
Bunnyboy: Can you imagine processing FST at face value? Wow, there's a concept!
Mark Tween: Yeah, it's To Serve Mankind tonight LL.
Merlyn: Hmm, the server cut out for 1:05
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- just wait a minute, then begin reloading the page; it should come back
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: I fell into the big chat hole....amazin' how many went in after me....
ah,clem: you have to catch the chicken first, Klok
Principalpoopoo: the server is a friend of catherwoods
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Principalpoopoo and mumbles "Would you like something?"
Mark Tween: It's a cookbook!
Merlyn: I'll send this to doc and byron, see if they know what's going on
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- it's happening to everyone
thereturnofllanwydd: never done any reloading, to my knowledge. I know nothing of PCs. Only internet television
Bambi: a cookbook ... that was a great show ..To Serve Man...
Principalpoopoo: tap F5 or the ying/yang green arrows in IE
Bunnyboy: Follow Cheney's lead: Load, then UNLOAD!
Merlyn: I'll try to find the 9:34 cutout
Mark Tween: You can chat w/internet TV? Cool...
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- in your browser: just hit the reload button in the browser to refresh the page. Wait about 60 seconds, since it' ain't gonna fix itself before that
Bunnyboy: "I had one beer".
Principalpoopoo: use the antelope freeway M
Merlyn: that was a dumb episode
Dave...: I am freeeeeeeeeeezing
Bunnyboy: Who has ONE beer?
Mark Tween: The theme of the next GOP Pres campaign, Bambi :)
cease: thats what he used to tell the cops when arrested for drukn driving
ah,clem: I have one left, does that count?
klokwkdog: Dave - wrap a blanket around yourself
thereturnofllanwydd: thanks but that's not how msntv2 works. No "reload" button anywhere on the keyboard
Principalpoopoo: are you questioning the VP of these united snakes of amerika?
Dave...: that's what I told the cops, they even let me go too
Principalpoopoo: you were driving dave?
cease: if your driinv dave, being drunk isnot the problem
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: lock and load, private...!! k-k-k-k-k-k-k-kih-comitment....!!
Bambi: Catherwood please pour a beer for Bunnyboy
||||||||| Catherwood brings a beer for bunnyboy.
Mark Tween: A chicken in every hat. A buck in every shot...
Dave...: oh maybe that's what it was, no wonder I was shoved to the back seat shortly thereafter
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- no, you click on the little yin-yang lookign icon to the left of the house icon on the top bar of your Internet Explorer browser. No key.
Bunnyboy: Thanks, Woody, but I'll settle for a ginger brew.
Hemlock Stones: a bucket of cluck Mark
thereturnofllanwydd: this reminds me of that scene from "Scent of a Woman"
Mark Tween: The Ray Charles school of driving.
||||||||| 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_ill disembarks at 10:54 PM.
Bambi: Catherwood please pour a ginger brew for BunnyBoy
||||||||| Catherwood brings a ginger brew for bunnyboy.
Principalpoopoo: hehe scent of a woman hehe
Bubba's Brain: Good to know that the VP is capable of getting out there and defending America... agianst flightless fowl.
doctec_ill: not really ill, i'm IN "IL"
Merlyn: Catherwood, go and "accidentally" shoot a Republican lawyer in the head, please
||||||||| Catherwood goes and "accidentally" shoot a republican lawyer in the head.
Principalpoopoo: howdy doc
Bambi: hi doc
Mark Tween: Yo, Doc...
Merlyn: hi doc
klokwkdog: Illanwydd -- (although CTRL-R usually triggers the same action if you have a full keyboard. none of us have a "reload" button on our keyboard)
Hemlock Stones: it takes one to shoot one Merlyn
doctec_ill: i was hoping i'd catch bubba's brain tonight - has he been here already?
Bubba's Brain: Illin' Noise?
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: klemency for katherwood....
Principalpoopoo: in illinois ahhh cool, next to indiana, go there and check the server please
Bubba's Brain: Not here at all.
Bunnyboy: How do you make 2 hunters lose face at the same time?
Merlyn: He are here now
thereturnofllanwydd: hey doc!
doctec_ill: i'm chatting from huntley, IL tonight - from my dad's place
Principalpoopoo: bubba left and right and left to the chin
Merlyn: lol bb
klokwkdog: who's in brinkley?
Bunnyboy: doc: Illinois! It's...Ill-annoying!
Merlyn: Huntley?
Mark Tween: There's a rumor about alcohol being involved. Haven't heard any confirmation yet, though.
cease: hey doc!
cease: hows your dad?
Bubba's Brain: Hello, this is Bubba's Brain. I'm not in right now. Please leave a message.
Bunnyboy: My in-laws live in Belleville, East of St. Louis.
Principalpoopoo: the sheriff is family friends with all those folks on the ranch and they assured him no problem sheriff, just an accident
Merlyn: How could a shooting accident include alcohol?
Mark Tween: The Bubba is out.
Bambi: there's always alcohol involved when things happen to politicians from any party.
Bubba's Brain: He's a real out dude.
doctec_ill: well, i'm not out right now - so we're sympatico, in a parallel universe kinda way
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: Just ONE, c'mon now, be fair!
klokwkdog was making a lame reference to the old "Huntley - Brinkley Report", a 1960s network evening news program (in case Dave is puzzled)
Mark Tween: In TX? Never!
cease: sounds like star trek, doc
Principalpoopoo: I thought you were talking about the girl brinkley, I forget her first name,
doctec_ill: star drek, that is
thereturnofllanwydd: didn't H and B last into the 70s?
klokwkdog wonders why there are never perpendicular universes
thereturnofllanwydd: I remember them well
Principalpoopoo: if so, just barely llan
Bunnyboy: klok: Dave is MUCH too young to remember Chet Huntley. Hell, I'm just barely old enough to remember Chet.
Mark Tween: Joel's wife (ex) Cristi.
klokwkdog: llanwydd -- groan. I tried to dance around that since I'd have to open another window and check the dates in the IMDB :-(
Principalpoopoo: billy joel was married?
Merlyn: Cheney was just sucking back a 40-Z
cease: that was the first nes show i ever consioucsly watched, huntly and brinkly
cease: around 59 i think, when my chicago relatives moved out to la
klokwkdog: good night, Chet
Mark Tween: Yeah, had a kid with Brinkley, I do believe.
thereturnofllanwydd: I remember Huntley was the ugliest guy on TV except for president johnon
Bunnyboy: Actually, the first spanking I can remember receiving (though certainly not the first I received) was from my father, as he was trying to watch Chet and David. I was 5 years old.
thereturnofllanwydd: I mean johnson
doctec_ill: lland: but a hell of a news reader - left brinkley in the dust imho
klokwkdog: 1956-1970
cease: no wonder you remember that, bun
Mark Tween: Mean ole Johnson...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: Wasn't Huntley chief of Control?
Principalpoopoo: the first show I remember is queen for day and ernie ahh hell ernie whats his name
Bunnyboy: My mom says I cried when JFK died...because they took Yogi Bear off the air.
Bubba's Brain: While we're attacking frontally, watch Brinkley and Huntley Describing contrapuntally the cities we have lost.
klokwkdog: kovacs
Principalpoopoo: no, the southern guy
cease: that owuld do it, bun
Mark Tween: Kept in contact w/Major Tom, Merl.
Bunnyboy: poop: Kovacs?
Hemlock Stones: they never got their priorities right did they Bunnyboy
Principalpoopoo: skinny, played a guitar
Bunnyboy: Tennessee Ernie Ford?
ah,clem: no, the Cheif was Edward Platt
klokwkdog: poop -- queen for a day was definitely the low point of network television. more disgusting than roller derby
Principalpoopoo: ahhh yes BB wins
Principalpoopoo: yes klok, yes indeed
Bubba's Brain: I'm saved! I'm saved!
cease: i remember seeing that show live, when my father was a ford dealer
Mark Tween: Sylvia's husband.
thereturnofllanwydd: H and B came on the same time as Soupy Sales and I had arguments with my father about which we were going to watch
Bunnyboy: "Sorry about that, Chief"
Bunnyboy: "Chief! The Cone of Silence!"
ah,clem: what?
doctec_ill: i always loved the fact that they used beethoven's ninth as the theme over the h&b closing credits
Bubba's Brain: That was meant to be private... Doc saved me... as a text file.
Principalpoopoo: soupy sales, one of the greatest actors ever
Dave...: I hate tv these days, don't have one in my room here at school thank god
thereturnofllanwydd: If he didn't get home in time, I could watch Soupy
Bambi: oh, wait, let me answer my shoe...
Bunnyboy: There's a show overdue for video release: GET SMART!
cease: get smart was one of the funinest shows of that era
klokwkdog: interesting trivia: Barbara Feldon was a winner on The $64,000 Question
doctec_ill: jesus saves - but moses invests!
Mark Tween: Yeah, a waste of time, Dave...
thereturnofllanwydd: yeah, doc. they music was the thing that stuck in my mind the most
Principalpoopoo: cspam is fun sometimes
Mark Tween: Lol, Doc...
Bambi: yes, loads of fun! Get Smart
doctec_ill: klok: never knew that! only trivia i can add there is that feldon was the 'aqua velva' girl before she was signed on to play 99
ah,clem: Bambi's code name is 99
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: ....the time tunnel....
Bubba's Brain: Jesus saves... early and often.
Bunnyboy: I think I had a GET SMART lunchbox. I also had a MAN FROM UNCLE lunchbox.
Bunnyboy: And BATMAN bubble gum cards.
klokwkdog: doctec -- the IMDB reveals all, or most all
doctec_ill: i had a man from uncle spy kit - plastic gun, u.n.c.l.e badge, other crap
Bambi: lol
Principalpoopoo: lucky bb, mine was popeye, that was embarassing in 5th grade
Bunnyboy: Bight: TIME TUNNEL just came out on DVD.
klokwkdog: bigT -- Time Tunnel just came out on DVD
klokwkdog: there's an echo in here...
ah,clem: yes, I had a large collection of batman cards
Mark Tween: Now that's the sense of community you want to instill in kids.
doctec_ill: it was my pride and joy - then in later life i got a can of pride and a bottle of joy
cease: i rmeember watching the time tunnel when we moved into that house i just moved my parents out of
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Bunnyboy: I I had a james bond "thunderball" lunchbox....and, of course, the beatles....
Bunnyboy: Haw! Beat the klok.
cease: 66
Principalpoopoo: I liked time bandits, what is time tunnel?
klokwkdog had only his Hopalong Cassidy outfit :-(
Hemlock Stones: i heard that AOL are gonna put a lot of the old TV shows on Winamp for free
Bambi: Cool .. Time Tunnel ... Timeless
doctec_ill: i still have a large collection of soupy sales cards - i keep threatening to sell them but something (maybe the small amount of cash they'd fetch) keeps me from doing so
Mark Tween: Time Bandits was pretty good.
klokwkdog: Poop -- don't bother. really don't bother
cease: same era as star trek
Principalpoopoo: thanks klok lol
doctec_ill: time tunnel was another series from the producer who gave us voyage ot the bottom of the sea and the poseidon adventure
Bunnyboy: Then there's IT'S ABOUT TIME, with Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross.
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Principalpoopoopeedoo:the time tunnel was an old sci fi in the mid 60s on t v....
klokwkdog: bunnyboy -- I was distracted
cease: indeed
Principalpoopoo: sure, on cbs just before the lost in space show
Bunnyboy: There are Soupy Sales eps on DVD.
thereturnofllanwydd: Its About Time was the one with the cavemen wasnt it?
cease: that sounds relaly fmailalr, bun
doctec_ill: it's about time, it's about space, about two men in the strangest place...
Bambi: well, it was a classic Klok ...
klokwkdog: Poop -- look it up on the IMDB. It was bad
Principalpoopoo: which channel? I loved sci-fi
klokwkdog: very cheesy '60s plots
Principalpoopoo: ok ok
Mark Tween: Like listening to the gezzers reminice, Dave?
Bunnyboy: Wait'll they see what's in sight, is it "Good Luck!" or is it "Good Night?"
doctec_ill: time tunnel was abc i think - it's about time was cbs
ah,clem: yes ll, the cave man spoof
cease: yes abc doc
Mark Tween: As we take out our AARP secret decoder cards.
Principalpoopoo: not as good as my mother the car
||||||||| Honey Sanchez sashays in at 11:09 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
doctec_ill: secret my ass - the code number is printed on the damn card!
Mark Tween: Hey HS...
Hemlock Stones: Hi Honey
thereturnofllanwydd: hey hon
Honey Sanchez: hola peeps
Principalpoopoo: ahhh what a set a knockers you have there honey hehe
klokwkdog: nobody knows what a secret decoder ring is anymore
cease: honey
Bambi: AARP total rip
Merlyn: hey hoo
cease: have some muckle
doctec_ill: oh wow - my mother the car - jerry van dyke, avery schreiber - and ann southern as the voice of the car
Mark Tween: You didn't get the chip in your arm yet, Doc?
Mark Tween: Wayyy past candidates for Logan's Run.
doctec_ill: tween: no, it's on my shoulder
klokwkdog: gad, we've come full circle bak to Young Frankenstein
Principalpoopoo: fernwood tonight was a new thing
Merlyn: I do, KWD
Honey Sanchez: why princiepoop
cease: thats much later. mid 70s
doctec_ill: mighty joe yung frankenstein
Principalpoopoo: oops, my chip is blinking, fastlll
Bunnyboy: One of the oldest, most beaten up childhood vinyl curios I possess is a AMAZING TV THEMES album, on the MGM label, with IT'S ABOUT TIME, KING KONG (animated show), GREEN HORNET and several others, in not-bad knockoff arrangements.
Honey Sanchez blushes
Mark Tween: Don't know about that Bambi. Got pretty good discounts on car insurance and AAA-type stuff.
doctec_ill: japanese monster ape
Merlyn: only was a ring recently - most were decoder badges
Bubba's Brain: US rocker and writer Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book he was reading on flight to Brisbane.
Principalpoopoo: obsidian is my obession
Bambi: Green Hornet!
klokwkdog never ever had a decoder of any kind. But he had a baking powder submarine and owns some land in Alaska via deeds from a cereal box
Mark Tween: Know which one, Bubba. I'll be sure to take Krassner next time ;)
cease: im sure thats happenig a lot now, bub
Bubba's Brain: "Please tell your Government and everyone in your office to go f... themselves. Baghdad's safer than my hometown and your PM is a sissy," Rollins wrote later on his web site.
Principalpoopoo: and kato too
doctec_ill: bambi: i've been in pc hell here in huntley - couldn't get a new hp all-in-one printer to install on my dad's pc - when i (a) updated the bios, (b) reset his xp sp2 by doing an in place upgrade, and (c) uninstalled all his symantec crap (esp. goback, what a p.o.s.!!!) it finally installed
Bubba's Brain: http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,18160231-7484,00.html
Bunnyboy: Logan's Run and Young Frankenstein are both in development for re-imaginings, the first as a movie, the second as a Broadway musical.
Merlyn: KWD, if you didn't pay taxes on your alaskan land, they took it back later
thereturnofllanwydd: I've read Stephen King on an airplane. I better not do that again
cease: i guess he didnt win the grammy
Merlyn: pretty soon you could do a retrospective of gene wilder films without gene wilder - willy wonka, the producers, etc
Principalpoopoo: where did read the nsa has a list of 450,000 suspected terrorist or accomplices...
Bunnyboy: Other stage musical wanderings in development: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
Bambi: yes, goback is as bad or worse than system restore
Honey Sanchez: logans run
doctec_ill: fwiw: don't ever install goback on your windows pcs folks - what an amazingly bad product!
Honey Sanchez gasps
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: ah clem- blues and FST- you da man!!....
Bunnyboy: PRINCESS BRIDE is actually being adapted by William Goldman...thank God!
Honey Sanchez: blooz ty clem
cease: you play a show form 1972, of course we reminisce, ah clem
Principalpoopoo: memories, like the corner webs in my mind
doctec_ill: "who you callin' an old fart!?"
Bambi: glad you finally got it installed Doc!
doctec_ill =)
Bambi: spent 4 days on a computer with symantec crap on it that got infected with over 35 trojans it never found.
klokwkdog: Bunny -- I'm sure Jenny Agutter is going to be all excited about seeing herself lose her kit in higher definition than ever before...
doctec_ill: bambi: so is my dad
Dave...: I remember 1972 like it was yesterday....oh wait that was 2002
doctec_ill: now he can scan in all his old pix of family members and such
Mark Tween: No sooner did Clem mention the server problems than...
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- FYI, another hiccup
Bambi: spent 4 days on a computer with symantec crap on it that got infected with over 35 trojans it never found.
Honey Sanchez: please catherwood, one blue moss
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to Honey Sanchez and asks "Did you want me?"
Mark Tween: If not Symantec, Bambi, who (Mac)?
doctec_ill: re hiccup: yeah me too
ah,clem: not my fault
doctec_ill: i remember yesterday like it was yesterday...
Bambi: hi Honey
Principalpoopoo: back
Honey Sanchez: Oooooooh catherwood yes yes
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Honey Sanchez and queries "Do you have something for me to do?"
doctec_ill: yesterday is today tomorrow
thereturnofllanwydd: must be getting to bed. Great to be back! See y'alll next week.
Bunnyboy: Hey, doc, didja see Cakewalk has another damn soft synth coming up?
Bambi: yep...the server hiccup pretty universal
ah,clem: ...
Mark Tween: Bye LL...
Principalpoopoo: the jinx says it was not his fault :D
doctec_ill: bb: yes, early press notices are very positive on it
Honey Sanchez: pour me a blue moss please, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood hands Honey Sanchez a blue moss.
Principalpoopoo: have a super week llan, good luck
Bambi: glad to see ya llanwydd .. have a good one!
Bunnyboy: It's called Rapture, and it sounds fun. Very much like Dimension, with added elements, filters and pattern sequencers.
Mark Tween: He said Super Beetle!
Merlyn: Byron (the FT machine admin) will have a couple of good timestamps for two of the earlier interruptions, so that should help
cease: this is like last week. is this chat under attack?
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 11:18 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (11:19 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
klokwkdog: Bunny -- what the heck was wrong with The Princess Bride with Potamkin and BIlly Crystal and Carol Kane and Andre the Giant and...and....that guy who was in My Dinner with Andre...oh, Wallace Shawn.
||||||||| "Hey Bunnyboy!" ... Bunnyboy turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:19 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
cease: llan
||||||||| "11:19 PM? 11:19 PM!!" says Catherwood, "tomy1 should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as tomy1 enters and sits in the comfy chair.
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Bunnyboy', just granted probation at 11:19 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Bambi: hi tomy1
doctec_ill: bb: for my money, soft synths are where it's at - arturia showed their new prophet 5/vs hybrid at namm, and there are hints that some soft synth company will be releasing an oberheim ob-8 close soon
Dave...: glad I didn't attend last week's chat it seems,
Principalpoopoo: wb hello
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Bambi: f y I = Symantec is wide open to attacks at root / boot level, jump ship and try another anti virus= pc cillin....
Bambi: wb bunny
Mark Tween: Hey Tomy...
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Stones - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
tomy1: hi bambi
Principalpoopoo: jaundice, and he was so jaune
Bunnyboy: klok: NOTHING. I rather liked it. The book is superlative, and the first resource. But the movie's fun, too.
Dave...: my avast antivirus as well as the universities massive amount of firewalls seem to be keep me safe from attacks
doctec_ill: ob-8 CLONE, not "close"
klokwkdog: good-night llanwydd
Bambi: there are better ones to try than any of the big boys in AV ... If I was buying one I'd buy Nod32 (nod32.com) from ESET.
ah,clem: avast is very good...
Merlyn: nite llan
Bunnyboy: nite llan
Mark Tween: It'd be cool if they'd clone the Oberheim Modular. You could keep the oscillators stable.\
doctec_ill: any opinions on AVG antivirus amongst yourselves?
Dave...: it is but is not accessable At All, so I just kind of have to hope it does it's thing without me changing any of the settings cause I can't
klokwkdog was finally able to bring up the log & scroll back and see that Princess Bride's being made into a musical. Forget what I said, Bunny
doctec_ill: i can't decide which arp 2600 clone to go with, arturia or timewARP
Principalpoopoo: I think the rheostat is on the fritz and the dram needs a bus driver to unshuffle the stack M
||||||||| At 11:22 PM, tomy1 scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Hemlock Stones in through the front door at 11:22 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bambi: and a hardware (hopefully) and software firewall is very real important as well as using an alternative browser such as Mozilla Firefox (mozilla.com) or Opera (opera.com) for general surfing where you can.
klokwkdog: wb hemlock
Bunnyboy: hiya Hemmie
Merlyn: sounds like good buzzwords for me
Principalpoopoo: ahh stones
Honey Sanchez: welcome back, hemlock
cease: so you have the orignal hour hour broadcasts, eh bambi and ah?
Principalpoopoo: oops, yes, check the buzzword cache too
doctec_ill: or i may save a few bucks and just go for the arp "oddity" (odyssey close) - i learned the basics of subtractive analog synth from playing with and later owning an arp odyssey back in the day (late seventies)
Hemlock Stones: ty Klok, PP, Honey, i had a punch up with the server again
cease: not hour hour, lets eat
Mark Tween: The 2600 did some nice things. Played around with one a bit.
Bambi: doc, I prefer Avast! Home Edition to AVG but they are both good.
Bunnyboy: I gotta go prepare for my hardworking spouse's arrival. Have a lovely week, all. See ya soon.
doctec_ill: a virtual odyssey would be way cool
Hemlock Stones: take care Bunnyboy
Merlyn: bye bb
Principalpoopoo: thanks and same to you BB
Honey Sanchez: nite bunnyboy
klokwkdog gets by with House Call and Kaspersky online scanners now and then
cease: bun
Mark Tween: Only thing about the Odyssey was that it had a high-pass only filter. I prefer the low-pass type.
Bambi: yes, Cat we have the Hour Hour ones
Bambi: night Bunny
doctec_ill: i like what arturia have done with their softsynth versions of classic synths - i have the mood mmv, a great piece of software - but the timewARP has the backing of alan r pearlman (creator of the original 2600) himself
Principalpoopoo: squeeze the fox right there, maybe he will pass another
klokwkdog notices that MickeySoft took over his machine at about 0300 this morning and stuck in the monthly Windoze update (or claimed to )
klokwkdog: nite BB
doctec_ill: tween: not true, there was both a low pass and a high pass filter on the odyssey - use 'em both to get a band pass effect
cease: the only hour hour shows you have are my recordings. but i never got these lets eat shows, just the digests later from fred and others before him
ah,clem: g/n BB
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: I had access to the ARP 2500 console synth back in 1976 at ASU music dept....lived in that studio....
Mark Tween: My bad. Maybe I saw an early model.
klokwkdog: a high-pass filter is really a bandpass filter symmetrical about infinite frequency
Mark Tween: The 2500 was awesome.
klokwkdog: a lowpass filter is really a bandpass filter symmetrical around zero frequency
doctec_ill: e.q.b: wow, i bet those early arp 2500s were amazing - never saw one up close but loved the idea behind matrix patching system they used
Principalpoopoo: hehe he said symmetrical about infinite frequency hehe
klokwkdog: so you see, they are both the same, Tweeny ;-)))))
Mark Tween: Without using resonance?
Hemlock Stones: i used ARP for maing great surf and wind sounds
doctec_ill: http://www.discretesynthesizers.com/arptronics/arp2500.htm
Bambi: yes, we got them from CharlesThroat in the TrussCDs I believe Cat ... but yes, I think they were originally your copies...since most all copies of Hour Hour were from you ... smile
cease: all but the one i got from packer. i dont know why they all arent available
||||||||| Bunnyboy departs at 11:28 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
cease: great stuff. but the best of all was the old radio free oz show from 67
doctec_ill: actually those let's eat shows were from fred - i gave cat a set when i visited him back in something like 2002 or 2003 i think
Mark Tween: Heard the 2500's had problems with cross-talk in the matrix patching.
cease: yes doc and i had some of them from others before then
Bambi: yes, great stuff
doctec_ill: then again, i don't know if cat ever got cds of those shows/files burned
klokwkdog watches the chat in fascination, figuring that the let's eat shows will eventually be traced back to Adam and Eve
doctec_ill: they are amazing shows tho
Bambi: got the radio free oz too ...same CDs from CharlesThroad I I believe ... Clem could confirm that.
cease: these are the original broadcasts. much of this is new, some of it, partic on this show was on the digests
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: I checked out the studio room key where the ARP 2500 was every saturday for a semester and had the whole thing to myself 12 hours a week for 5 months
doctec_ill: the recordings we're hearing on cni right now sound way cleaner than those cassettes ever did
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bubba's Brain - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| thereturnofllanwydd - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: Doctec -- CNI radio had the guys dub in all the scratchy parts so they sound better
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Porgie inside, makes a note of the time (11:31 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
doctec_ill: oops - another hiccup
Mark Tween: Hiccup...
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- more cutoff funnies with the server
Bambi: LOL Klok
Hemlock Stones: me too
doctec_ill: klok: well they did a fine job with the dubbing
Bambi: of course just had another 'server moment"
klokwkdog: no, you also
Bambi: hi Porgie
doctec_ill: where's president truman?
Hemlock Stones: anyway folks its late here and i am knackered so i will call it a day i think
Porgie: Bring me a drink catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood gets Porgie a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.
Honey Sanchez: yes im bouncing in and out of here
klokwkdog: you don't wanna know
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Bubba's Brain into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 11:32 PM, then departs.
Mark Tween: Hey, Porgie...
Bubba's Brain: http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,18160231-7484,00.html
Honey Sanchez: goodnight hemlock
Porgie: Evening
doctec_ill: catherwood, please wave your wand and fix the server
||||||||| Catherwood gives the server.
Hemlock Stones: now CNI has disappeared too
Bubba's Brain: Wha happened?
klokwkdog: nite Hemlok -- thanks much for making the effort to be up so late!
Porgie: What we listening to tonight
Hemlock Stones: goodnight Honey
Principalpoopoo: back
Principalpoopoo: feedback on cni
klokwkdog: Hemlock -- they have a dialup ISP. They'll have to redial. Lost their connection
doctec_ill: bb: there are intermittent fst server problems tonight - we occasionally have lost the picture portion of our pixmission...
Principalpoopoo: cheerio old chap, hiphip
ah,clem: ...
Mark Tween: And now the CNI feed...
Hemlock Stones: ok good night PP Porgie, Bubba Doctec, Klok et al, see you again same time next show
Porgie: I hate it when that happens
doctec_ill: night stones
Principalpoopoo: lets eat from feb 24, 1972
doctec_ill: may you roll on
Bubba's Brain: I'm gonna head out. See you all later.
klokwkdog: clem and Bambi, strangely, are still listed in the chat, though
Bambi: hmmmm
Hemlock Stones: i will do my best, good night and God bless till next time, have a good week all
Merlyn: okbb
Principalpoopoo: the head is braining out, oops reverse that
cease: now ilost cni and chat
klokwkdog: nite Bubba!
cease: hemlock
Mark Tween: Cheers, Stones...
doctec_ill: next week i will likely be chatting from bubba's neck of the woods
Honey Sanchez: i have a hot date in el monte and im late so adios, mis amigos i will check in next thursday
klokwkdog: the CNI server in Michigan still seems to be online
Honey Sanchez blows kisses
Bubba's Brain: nytell... tol. Yes, see you soon, Doc.
doctec_ill: nite bb
doctec_ill: and ... i know where you live!
Porgie: Did somebody kill the president dent dent dent dent
cease: this is annoying
klokwkdog: nite Honey
||||||||| Around 11:35 PM, Bubba's Brain walks off into the sunset...
Principalpoopoo: ciao honey bueno el monto
Bambi: hang on!
doctec_ill: (bb = bubba, not bunny - sorry for the contusion)
||||||||| Hemlock Stones is kicked out just as the clock strikes 11:36 PM.
Bambi: Clem will grab it back!
cease: are you lost, like adam and eve, bambi?
Principalpoopoo: lets hang on to what we've got
Honey Sanchez: nite klok, cease, poop, bambi, stones, clem doctec mark merlin n porgie
klokwkdog: Bambi - my fingernails are coming out! Can't hang on much lonnnnnger....
doctec_ill: all quiet on the western internet
Mark Tween: Getting a Network Stalled message now from iTunes.
cease: i resemble that remarque
klokwkdog: LOL cat
doctec_ill: we're stalling for time?
ah,clem: got it
Principalpoopoo: should I be hearing perry como singing let it be?
Bambi: not me..but we had a burp here and lost the feed ... Clem got it
klokwkdog: we're waiting for the Second Coming of CNI's connection to MIBN1
doctec_ill: "remote feed" indeed - it sure seems remote
Principalpoopoo: ahhh cni again, sing your song
Dave...: nothing here
doctec_ill: bambi: does this mean there's zeros and ones all over the floor?
cease: got a pretty screen saver called cosmic belt with the real player
Porgie: Catherwood show me a door
||||||||| Catherwood shows Porgie a door.
Mark Tween: Nothing but a hum here. Sounds like a bad physical connection somewhere.
klokwkdog: Clem and Bambi must do a panoramic picture of beautiful downtown Dendron VA! ;-))
||||||||| At 11:38 PM, Porgie hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
ah,clem: please stand by Dave
Principalpoopoo: dendron or dendrite?
doctec_ill: ah, let there be SOUND
Mark Tween: They're baaaaaackkkkk...
doctec_ill: it's a lovely thing...
klokwkdog: been on for 30 sec. here
ah,clem: a scary picture, Klok
Mark Tween: Triffids everywhere...
Merlyn: but is that them?
klokwkdog: clem -- you can rent some plastic tumbleweeds to kinda jazz up the images
Principalpoopoo: clear it up ah, clem
cease: eat or be eaten
ah,clem: sorry, the server stole my feed..
klokwkdog: always blaming it on someone else
Bambi: Triffids! Haven't seen that one in yrs!
doctec_ill: fold my steed
klokwkdog: and in this case, a robot that can't fight back...
Dave...: ok gotthe feed now but what the hell was that? smile strange song
Bambi: lol
Principalpoopoo: those pesky servers, get waiters
doctec_ill: oh man - i remember being majorly freaked out by the triffids as a kid - one of my friends wanted to see that at his bday party, i went along - had to leave the theatre at one point - i must have been like 7 or 8 when that movie came out
klokwkdog: we were all waiters...
ah,clem: wait here.
Mark Tween: Only if Emma can ride, Doc.
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: say, hallelujah....!!!!
doctec_ill: tween: lol
Principalpoopoo: triffids? time tunnel? where was I?
klokwkdog: doctec -- I got freaked out by 20,000,000 Miles to Earth
Merlyn: the day the triffids stood still
Principalpoopoo: I will wait for you forever ahh, clem
Mark Tween: What's your mileage, P?
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: ....what town is this....????
Principalpoopoo: born before sputnik, just barely
doctec_ill: now i know how film works and don't get so freaked out by visual horrors - thank grid
doctec_ill: the day the triffids stood still, they were doused with sea water
Mark Tween: A '54 model here.
Principalpoopoo: perhaps I saw it and my brain was damage by drugs, sex, scotch and rock and roll
klokwkdog: and The Phantom Empire, which was being run on B&W TV at the time kinda disturbed me
Dave...: visual horors, psh
Principalpoopoo: 57
doctec_ill: 54 here too
Merlyn: me too pp
klokwkdog: but you wouldn't believe what gene's radio ranch band was named.
klokwkdog: back!
Merlyn: back 2
doctec_ill: ok, the interruptions and alcohol are getting to me - i gotta take off now
Principalpoopoo: back
Dave...: won't tell you what year I came in
klokwkdog won't even discuss numbers, but the odo here turns over one on Saturday
Principalpoopoo: you seem much more mature than me M, neener neener neener
doctec_ill: i'll check in again next week from the lovely environs of bloomington IN
Mark Tween: Dave - check out the i/radio links I sent a while back. There's some pretty good old radio theater including sci-fi on the net.
klokwkdog has been starving himself all week for the festival
doctec_ill: lili lamont asked me to say "hi
doctec_ill: " to y'all
Principalpoopoo: have a good week and good travel doc, best to lil
klokwkdog: hi to Lili, then, DT
Mark Tween: Used to be my stomping grounds when I lived in Hoosierland.
klokwkdog: DT -- did you get my note for her re shell scripts
Mark Tween: A big hi howdy to Lili...
cease: hi lili
doctec_ill: and that she regrets not being able to check in this evening due to painkillers she took to numb out her knee, which has been giving her grief the last couple of days
Merlyn: so what was autry's radio ranch band called
Principalpoopoo ( doc :( courage
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- The Beverly Hillbillies
Mark Tween: No idea, Merl...
cease: sorry to hear that, doc
doctec_ill: her orthopedist had to drain fluid buildup from it today, so it's really sore
Merlyn: he should sue
Principalpoopoo: gene autry and the texas rangers?
Bambi: hi Lili ... you leaving doc?
Mark Tween: When it rains, it pours, eh Doc?
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- he's dead now; doesn't matter
doctec_ill: but i spoke to her this evening and although she was pretty much out of it, she said the pain had started to subside
klokwkdog: a second, Merlyn
cease: thats good to hear
doctec_ill: hopefully all will be well by the time i get back to CT late next week or weekend
klokwkdog: yes, pain is not good
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Honey Sanchez - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0026867/
doctec_ill: in the meantime i'll pass along all your good fishes - er, wishes when i speak to her tomorrow
cease: please do, doc
doctec_ill: and y'all keep the faith hill - see you on the funway (zzzzzzzzzzzz..............................
||||||||| doctec_ill hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's doctec_ill?! It's 11:51 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Principalpoopoo: indiana here doc comes
klokwkdog was somewhat smitten with Betsy Ross (and to some extent Dorothy Christy) for awhile
Merlyn: youARE old
Merlyn: my interest in betsy ross has flagged
Principalpoopoo: I think the girl from uncle was my first real crush, maybe goldie hawn
Bambi: yes, please do doc!
klokwkdog: oh, she was hot stuff in her day (kwd means Betsy King Ross, of course)
Mark Tween: Best, Doc...
ah,clem: ...
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: Happy birthday, Bambi....!!!!
klokwkdog: unaccompanied elipses are not welcome here, Clem
Principalpoopoo: when is your bday bambi?
Mark Tween: Is it, Bambi?
Dave...: that's one thing I'm glad of, I don't have as much lust, it's a visual thing a lot of it these days, yes? well except for voice can contribute a lot at times
Bambi: thank you!
Bambi: I think it's on Sunday
klokwkdog: Dave -- well, with Queen Tika (Christy) it was, but Betsy was more the whole idea.
Mark Tween: The "can I feel your face" ploy doesn't work, Dave?
Principalpoopoo: happy birthday then, a super day and a super year :D
ah,clem: yes, plenty of time to send an e card...lol
Mark Tween: That's not my face...
cease: this is the digest stuff
Mark Tween: You're not sure?
Principalpoopoo: I was thinking the same thing tween, but that happens at her age
klokwkdog: all the days look alike to her
Mark Tween: Better watch it, P ;)
Bambi: lol, just looked ... it is Sunday lol
Dave...: "my life, was once a toy to me, and I wound it, and I found it, ran away"
Principalpoopoo: bambi is sweet, is she smiling ahh, clem?
klokwkdog: cool, Dave
klokwkdog: Poop - they connect in separate rooms
Mark Tween: Well, happy birthday in advance then...
Principalpoopoo: oops, I did not know that
Dave...: "my life, is now a death to me, so I'll mod it, and I'll hold it, til I'm born, so I turn to the land, where I'm so out of place, throw a curse on the plan, then return for the grace, to know where I stand"
klokwkdog: Poop -- it's difficult, but they manage to pull it off
||||||||| At 11:59 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...
ah,clem: I bet she is, but has not been in studio so cannot say for sure, PP
klokwkdog: well, that was a poignant and well-timed exit, Dave
Principalpoopoo: I remember a joke about a hole in a wall where, oops wrong chat
Principalpoopoo: thanks ahh, clem
klokwkdog: amazing how Dave could sync up with Catherwood's bizarre idea of wall clock time
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 12:00 AM, precisely!"
klokwkdog: talk about relativism
Principalpoopoo: is that lyrics from the moody blues dave?
Bambi: thanks for the birthday wishes :-)
cease: yes that was neat
Principalpoopoo: oops
||||||||| 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..
cease: where did oh go?
Principalpoopoo: you are most welcome, do you need my snail mail address to send me my piece of birthday cake?
cease: down the rat ho?
Merlyn: well, see you next week folks
Bambi: Wake Up Catherwood!
||||||||| Catherwood wakes up.
klokwkdog: zip! Beep!
Principalpoopoo: yoke oh or ring oh?
Bambi: lol princep
Merlyn: go to sleep, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood goes to sleep.
Mark Tween: Bye, Merl...
Principalpoopoo: have a super week M ciaooo
klokwkdog: wow, the whole Net seems vicious tonight!
||||||||| Merlyn leaves at 12:02 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..."
cease: merl
Principalpoopoo: now I know why you said that klok, cni gone
Principalpoopoo: chat seems to still be here
klokwkdog: yeah, but server still up. they lost their connection again. redialing
Principalpoopoo: ok
klokwkdog: gonna be another 3 minutes... :-(
cease: why are we losing both tonight?
Mark Tween: No connect problem at CNI, but just hum again.
cease: is cheney shooting up the internet?
Principalpoopoo: you are right
ah,clem: server down now, please stand by
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- CNI server is in MI. Notice how they credit those who provide them bandwidth
Bambi: will be back shortly
Mark Tween: Thought it was Dan Quyale.
klokwkdog: They dial in from VA and uplink the audio. If their ISP trashes them, they have to redial and rebuffer, etc.
klokwkdog: Server is looking at an open line until they retoin
Principalpoopoo: I'll have a short back rib please
cease: so why does this chat keep going down tonight and last thurs?
cease: i remember tjhis from the irc days
klokwkdog: (or at least, that is my Mr. Wizard-level understanding of it -- it's all very eclectic and dangerous)
cease: i thoguht we were in a better situaiton now
Principalpoopoo: the tube is cracked
cease: call Tjhe Electricina
Principalpoopoo: ahhh, voices again, and not mine
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre: ....could be the ek-RICIAN!!!!....HAH HAH HAH....!!!!
klokwkdog: Perfect Tommy: Emilio Lizardo. Wasn't he on TV once?
klokwkdog: Buckaroo Banzai: You're thinking of Mr. Wizard.
klokwkdog: Reno: Emilio Lizardo is a top scientist, dummkopf.
klokwkdog: Perfect Tommy: So was Mr. Wizard.
Principalpoopoo: M has documented the problem, they will probably fix it this week is my guess
Bambi: it's back!
Mark Tween: They need a new zeppo tube.
Mark Tween: Yeah!
Principalpoopoo: wb
Principalpoopoo: the news
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- maybe a duel zeppo tube
Mark Tween: En garde!
klokwkdog: cat -- we are in a better situation now. But everything changes
Principalpoopoo: a garden? lexicdys?
Principalpoopoo: everything must change, nothing stays the same....
Principalpoopoo: speaking of duel zeppo tubes, where is fong?
klokwkdog: Poop - visiting Jeb Bush
Principalpoopoo: ahhhhh
klokwkdog: he went down to help discipline some kids in a boot camp somewhere there
Mark Tween: If only that were funny, Klok...
cease: oh, cni is back
Principalpoopoo: do the camp pay him or must he pay them?
Principalpoopoo: does
Principalpoopoo: it has been back for a while
klokwkdog: Poop -- it's not clear. He belongs to a lot of NYC clubs and I'm just not sure
Bambi: yes, CNI is back :-)
klokwkdog: Bambi -- and it's beautiful!
Principalpoopoo: florida is generally nice this time of year
klokwkdog thinks this is why Dex said he was going
cease: i thout it was back
klokwkdog: is now
Principalpoopoo: back
Bambi: yea!
klokwkdog is wearing his new $7 hoodie, straight from the discount store
Principalpoopoo: yes ah, clem
cease: boys in the hoodie size?
Mark Tween: They have discount stores in RI? Thought you guys had the highest percentage of millionaires in the nation ;)
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoopoo: the clock flew wow
Bambi: and why would they continue to be millionaires ... they are thrifty!
Mark Tween: We're all bozos in this discount store.
ah,clem: ...
Principalpoopoo: the 70s are not gone if you are still smiling
cease: ossman will be 70 this year, inshallah
Principalpoopoo: ahhh dr. beanbag
Mark Tween: And judging from the London show, still in fine fettle.
cease: wouolndt it be great to laugh again and not bump into things
cease: how very presicent
Mark Tween: Things that go bump in the night?
Principalpoopoo: do the bump, anybody still do that dance?
Principalpoopoo: risking hip damage at our ages now I think
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- not any more :-(. See http://www.oceanstatejoblot.com/instore/Default.asp#
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- click for the ad pages
Mark Tween: No, but I do a pretty spiffy SumaRatarian bondage dance.
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- they're selling an interesting x-box command center for $10 there. Here's an auction for the same thing for more: http://cgi.ebay.com/Xbox-Integrated-Command-Center-for-Xbox-DVD-w-Remote_W0QQitemZ8259781888QQcategoryZ41016QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
cease: how is the sumatran bond doing these days?
Mark Tween: Looks like some good deals.
cease: still underwater?
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- styling is kind of awful-looking, but a 4 - to - 1 audio/video switch with remote control for $10 is interesting. I'm going back tomorrow! :-)
Principalpoopoo: shipping costs more than the item
klokwkdog: cat -- can Vancouver, like, issue an appeal to everyone to, like, crank up the intensity of all the grow lamps and perhaps warm the place up?
Mark Tween: Huntin' for a bargain. Just stay away from the firearms section. :)
klokwkdog: Poop -- "shipping cost" is a 3-mile drive down the road ;-)
klokwkdog: Plus the governor's favorite topping (credit: Ashley's Ice Cream in Gnu Haven): 7% sales tax. 70¢ is pretty close to the gas to go 3 miles at current prices :-(
Mark Tween: They've been devalued to junk bonds, james junk bonds...
Principalpoopoo: back
Principalpoopoo: the ebay item, shipping is 10 beans lol
klokwkdog: yes, another untimely interruption of our essential discourse
klokwkdog: Poop -- I just needed a picture of the item, quick
Bambi: hmmm, ice cream!
klokwkdog: There are unbelievable things on eBay, in the sense that someone buys them
Bambi: double almond chocolate!
klokwkdog: an entire Vulcan bomber, various MIGs, etc.
Principalpoopoo: we just called hoodies sweatshirts as I remember
Mark Tween: FEMA must be running the server this week.
klokwkdog: Poop -- c'mon, get with the gangsta culture
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- they outsourced it to Haliburton
cease: lol tween
Principalpoopoo: gansta's wore humprey bogart hats, with the brim down
Mark Tween: And bumped into sandstone buildings.
Principalpoopoo: ouch my nose
Principalpoopoo: more clips
Mark Tween: This has been a cool set, Clem. Thranks...
Principalpoopoo: new and old stuff to me, super cool :D
Bambi: lol
ah,clem: my pleasure, Tweeny
Principalpoopoo: can you hiphop klok? do you fingers like you have palsy and mumble?
Mark Tween: Well, it's about time to rap it up...
Principalpoopoo: toad away is coming soon, hold on
Bambi: Mumbles? been watching too much Dick Tracy?
Principalpoopoo: rap rap rap they call him the rapper
Mark Tween: But not frogs, only toads?
cease: i was living in northrern japan in these days. thinking of going to the sapporo olympics
Principalpoopoo: nell would know
Mark Tween: I'll bet Japan would be a pretty cool place to visit.
Principalpoopoo: yes, that would be super cat
cease: i lived there a long time
Bambi: these were great shows!
Mark Tween: No doubt, Bambi...
cease: i found it at angles to what i knew of reality, just like firesign
Mark Tween: A rather different culture...
cease: rather
Mark Tween: Are you fluent in the language?
Mark Tween: I hear that might be of use in Van :)
cease: when elayne and i drove down to visit ossman in 95, he told us that he was quite worried about japanese tkanig over us in the early 70s
cease: which is where a lot of this comes from. the not insane album from this time too
Principalpoopoo: they might have if their economy had not imploded
cease: i was amazed. he has no idea how much american culture has invaded japan. this is trivial by comparison
Mark Tween: They owned 45% of LA real commercial estate at one time.
cease: and so much has happend since then. al lthis sushi, this anime for example
cease: thats money, not culture.
Principalpoopoo: oops ok
klokwkdog: Cat -- in our time recently was about relativism. interesting commentary on other cultures. One 16th Cent. European visiting cannibals commented, "We don't even first kill the people we burn..."
cease: i htikn maybe the fireising lost gigs cuz the studios were bought by japanese who didnt get thier jokes.
cease: could have been equaly true when anyone else bought the studios
Principalpoopoo: back
klokwkdog: yep
Mark Tween: Yeah, there's lots to learn from other cultures, including the ones we're supposedly at war with.
Principalpoopoo: wild stuff
Mark Tween: Media consolidation is not a good idea. I'm just glad that there are indies out there.
klokwkdog: The NYT story on Diliawar, the poor innocent Afgan man murdered at Bagwan was heartbreaking. What really made me take notice was the comment by his brother and father regarding punishment, revenge. So much for bloodthirsty Islamists...
Principalpoopoo: yes
cease: i hope someone comes up with some bread for my firesing albums or tv shows or something
cease: radio at least
Mark Tween: Still think Laugh.com should put up an internet radio station.
klokwkdog: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/13/national/13bagram.html?pagewanted=all
klokwkdog: Rumsfeld -- it's a war. People die.
klokwkdog: great show, Clem, Bambi!
Mark Tween: Lodestone's not interested, Cat?
||||||||| It's 12:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ah,clem - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoopoo: the summary of the detainees is gitmo is sad, many have no terrorist connection whatsoever
cease: it sounds like bubba is busy enough as is
Principalpoopoo: I will toodle, Happy bday bambi, :D :D toodles
Bambi: glad you all enjoyed it!
Bambi: thanks princep!
cease: there is this show and there is the tuesday midnight santa cruz show that usualy plays fireisng and there are probably others i dont know
: good night everyone!
cease: happy birthday bambi
Mark Tween: You go to war with the army you have, not necessarily the one you'd like (soldiers sayin' waaaaaat?)
klokwkdog: Poop -- some guy in the UK says that Guantanamo is a showoff to attract attention. All the real suspects are off in other countries being seriously tortured.
Mark Tween: The Constitution is being shredded one paragraph at a time.
Mark Tween: Bye, P.
||||||||| ah,clem steals in around 12:52 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
klokwkdog: most of the Guantanamo prisoners are innocent, but they aren't going to release them
klokwkdog: nite Poop
Mark Tween: Hey, JL...
klokwkdog: wb clem
ah,clem: good night everyone!
cease: ihavent eagten since lunch. a man cannot live on sangria alone.
cease: see y'all next week
klokwkdog: OK, well I'm getting angry and frustrated about the damn war, so I'll quit now before I launch into another broadside ;-)
klokwkdog: nite Clem
klokwkdog: nite Cat
ah,clem: thanks for beeing here....
Mark Tween: Thranks again... Until last time, again...
||||||||| "Hey Mark Tween!" ... Mark Tween turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:53 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
klokwkdog: cat -- no lunch or dinner here yet, either... an omelet awaits
||||||||| At 12:53 AM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, ah,clem!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
klokwkdog: nite Tweeny
klokwkdog: nite Dex -- enjoy florida. hope ur car not toad! ;-))
klokwkdog: happy birthday Bambi
klokwkdog: annnnd away I go 2!
klokwkdog: whoosh!
||||||||| klokwkdog leaves at 12:54 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..."
||||||||| It's 1:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Principalpoopoo - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Bambi - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| cease - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'lacy', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 1:44 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
||||||||| It's 1:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| lacy - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:

Bubba's Brain
E. Quinox Bightrethighrehighre
Hemlock Stones
Honey Sanchez
Mark Tween
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"