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 5:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for August 03, 2006 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 7:50 AM downtown bus from Florida pulls away, leaving bob coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
bob: hi how are you
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 7:52 AM and bubbabear66 sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| It's 8:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| bubbabear66 - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| bob - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| "2:29 PM? 2:29 PM!!" says Catherwood, "sasha should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as sasha enters and sits in the comfy chair.
sasha: hi!
sasha: how are you
sasha: where are you??
||||||||| "I'm going to The Chapel" says sasha, and leaves.
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 2:46 PM, dragging dillen by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
dillen: who would like a piece of me?
||||||||| dillen sneaks away to Public Address System...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'ah,clem', just granted probation at 8:23 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '" a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:58 PM and late as usual, it's Rotonoto, just back from Silver Spring."
ah,clem: hi Dave
Rotonoto: yo clem!
Rotonoto: I'm at Bozoette's 2nite
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Rotonoto: "...came flying over that dry hump over there, took off like a buck rabbit..."
||||||||| Catherwood enters with klokwkdog close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:01 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room.
Rotonoto: "...I'm not a drinking man on duty, Mr. Cox- I swear to hell I saw it..."
klokwkdog: hi Clem, 'lo ROTO! Glad 2 CU here!
klokwkdog: hi Bozoette!
Rotonoto: at Bozoette's 2nite, Brian, about to be summoned for hot dogs etc.
klokwkdog: hot dog! enjoy!
Rotonoto: hey Bri- the teddy bears carnage was almost too much to take (snif!)
Rotonoto: the horror- the horror...
klokwkdog: yeah, those Dobermans are vicious
Rotonoto: Roto likes sweet mutt dawgs
klokwkdog: kids shouldn't play pool
klokwkdog: evil, right there in River City!
klokwkdog: ooooh!
klokwkdog: Electrician
Rotonoto: yes, the frankfurter of infinite power that can only be used to nourish or commit food fights...
klokwkdog: a meal in a tube
Rotonoto: Roto, starving, votes for nourishment
ah,clem: hi all
klokwkdog will shortly repair to assemble sliced turkey and asiago cheese sub
klokwkdog: kind of like a hot dog, but not quite
Rotonoto: Mr uh-clem- up against the wall next to the Hospitality Shelter...
||||||||| 9:09 PM: Merlyn jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
Rotonoto: Bozoette sez "Hi"- I'll be back after a bv
Merlyn: heh low
klokwkdog: hey, M
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Inspector LeStrade in through the front door at 9:09 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
klokwkdog: enjoy Roto
Rotonoto: rief interlude of nourishment...
klokwkdog: reef, rief? Brief?
Inspector LeStrade: Mr Stones cannot be here just yet, hes helping the police with their enquiries
klokwkdog: hunger is getting to him
klokwkdog: if the police can't take care of them, why don't they give them to the Humane Socieity?
klokwkdog: society
Merlyn: I was expecting Inspector Theresamanbehindyou
klokwkdog: hunger getting to me 2, apparently
klokwkdog is gonna go assemble a sub (wonder if that's like assembling California?)
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'cease', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:12 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
ah,clem: hi Cat
Merlyn: hey cat
cease: has everyone been following the latest news with fred and the 4 or 5?
Inspector LeStrade: ah Mr Stones has been released on bail, i will go and attend to his release
||||||||| Inspector LeStrade dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Inspector LeStrade?! It's 9:14 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Hemlock Stones tiptoes in around 9:14 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Hemlock Stones: ....and you will be hearing from my lawyer Le Strade, you can be sure of that,
Hemlock Stones: greetings
cease: good to see cni back
ah,clem: good evening, Mr. Stones
Hemlock Stones: (brushes dust from coat and straightens hair )
Hemlock Stones: good evening ah clem
||||||||| TOR Hershman sneaks in around 9:16 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
TOR Hershman: Howdy do all
Hemlock Stones: Catherwood seems to be making a habit of unpleasant incidents
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside Hemlock Stones and queries "Did you need me?"
cease: tor
Hemlock Stones: good evening
TOR Hershman: Phuckin' Chaterwood's out to get moi.
Merlyn: hello
Hemlock Stones: like a hole in the head Catherwood
TOR Hershman: AGAIN!!!!!!!!!'
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside Hemlock Stones and mumbles "oh, fuck off Hemlock Stones!"
||||||||| 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 llanwydd disembarks at 9:17 PM.
llanwydd: happy thursday
Hemlock Stones: i think he has missed his meds
TOR Hershman: Howdy do
Hemlock Stones: hi llan
cease: no one reads alt.ft?
llanwydd: I do
TOR Hershman: Say, moi just droped by to push some crap this week. Ed Wood crap to precise. I have a set of 13 Ed Wood VHSes and moi
cease: amazing to see post from austin today
TOR Hershman: DUH!!!!!
cease: i thought he might show up here to comment more on it
llanwydd: didn't know ed was that prolific
Merlyn: maybe cat
TOR Hershman: Hit the 'enter' key
Merlyn: I'm sure fred will comment on this log
TOR Hershman: Let's try that AAAAAAagin
cease: first ossman, then austin. or was the ossman post sent from elsewhere/
cease: maybe fred will show up here too
Merlyn: cat, fred just reprinted something he got in email from ossman
llanwydd: I missed the ossman/austin posts. would you fill us in, cat
TOR Hershman: Say, moi was just dropped on moi's head and it cracked, without havin' any crack, so I've got 13 Ed Wood AND Ed Wood related VHSes moi 'tis selling. Details are at moi's Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tor_Hershman/
cease: oh i see
cease: the posts were about fred not supposed to release any more firezine products
TOR Hershman: If'in ya gotz 59.95 (Yes, moi had marketin' class) to waste, take a look see.
cease: needless to say, fred none to happy about that
llanwydd: that is surprising
TOR Hershman: Moi departs now, Stay on Groovin' Safari, TOR
cease: by tor
cease: drop by when you dont have anything to sell
llanwydd: snow dog
llanwydd: testing
Merlyn: did anyone see a chat announcement for tonight? google groups doesn't seem to show it
Hemlock Stones: sorry no Merlyn, i just tend to assume its chat as normal
Hemlock Stones: or what passes for normal round hereabouts
Merlyn: it might be that the email2news gateway I'm using needs to change again
llanwydd: haven't looked at the google group lately but I always keep an announcement posted at bobsbrazerkolounge on yahoo
Hemlock Stones: i gave you a shout on KFAI Merlyn by the way
Rotonoto: shout out to my homies...
Merlyn: thanks, stones
cease: anyone following the lieberman implosion?
cease: where are our connecticut fans tonight?
Rotonoto: casually- what a spoiler!
cease: what do you expect from republicans?
llanwydd: I keep forgetting who's in CT
Rotonoto: he'll get the dems out of office, holding a knife to the throat of his party
Hemlock Stones: did you see this yet Merlyn ? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1616088001333580937
Merlyn: no stones
cease: doc and lili
cease: i spoke to doc on sunday
llanwydd: I know who's in RI, NYC, TX, BC, UK,
cease: forgot to ask him about politics
Merlyn: I've sent a test message from the website to be posted to the newsgroup..
Hemlock Stones: it would seem that the UK and the USA are now almost perfectly in sync when it comes to oppression of the people
cease: thats saying a lot, stones
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TOR Hershman - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: Oh, yes. doc and lil are in CT
cease: hey, its ah clem
Rotonoto: thank you very much- you'll be receiving a handsome simulfax message
ah,clem :)
Rotonoto: from MD...
Merlyn: I heard Mel Gibson is working on a new breakfast cereal named "Sugar Tits"
cease: made with sunfried jews, i hear
Hemlock Stones: they are the hest kind i have heard cease
llanwydd: who hasn't said something nasty when they were drunk. leave the poor guy alone
llanwydd: I haven't but everyone else has
Hemlock Stones: making tea, back shortly
cease: proc getting off on russian
llanwydd: these english and their tea
||||||||| Honey SS bounds in at 9:35 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: i think mel gibson gives alcoholism a bad name
cease: hi honey
llanwydd: hey honey ss
Hemlock Stones: i see you have me off to a Tee llan
Hemlock Stones: Hi Honey
llanwydd: lol
Honey SS: Hola Everybody :)
cease: isnt this guy supposed to be drunk
cease: introducing kitchener?
llanwydd: I'm just jealous because I can't make tea properly
llanwydd: like most americans
Hemlock Stones: its easy if you cheat with tea bags
Honey SS knocks Catherwood by mistake with the doorknocker whilst asking for a short beer
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Honey SS
Honey SS: lol
cease: you playing short stop tonight, honey?
Hemlock Stones: warm the tea pot with hot water first, make sure the water is boiling when you add it but dont boil it too long or you lose the oxygen and then leave it a couple of minutes to brew and there ya go
Honey SS: perhaps
llanwydd: I'll remember that, stones. thanks
Hemlock Stones: best teas for flavour are probably Darjeeling
llanwydd: iced tea is popular in america. many english have never even heard of it
Hemlock Stones: i have, its also nice with lemon and honey especially if you have a cold
Merlyn: I know many english have never heard of america
Hemlock Stones: lol Merlyn
Honey SS: Catherwood please bring me a steeping cup of something....
||||||||| Catherwood gives Honey SS a steeping cup of something.
cease: i used to drink ice tea when i lived in la. i hear its relaly good inthe south
cease: article in atlantic, i think
llanwydd: I'm still trying to quit coffee. it's definitely an addiction
||||||||| Charles Throat waltzes in at 9:43 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Charles Throat: morning all
Charles Throat: is this yours?
Hemlock Stones: good evening Charles
cease: my throat? so that's where it went
llanwydd: hey chahlie!
Honey SS: hey I am American and i remember America a lot of americans havent heard of America, but then again most aren't listening anyway we is dummed down Yay!
Charles Throat: Greetings from Mars
Honey SS: Hello Mr. Throat
llanwydd: it's our dead friend...dear friend
Hemlock Stones: returns and passes cup of tea to Honey
Honey SS: oh thank you very much, Hemlock
Charles Throat: all they serve in this bar is 69 cent bar scotch
klokwkdog: darjeeling is nice, if expensive if you get the TGFOP first flush and it won't make iced tea worth a darn
cease: those scotch are so cheap!
klokwkdog: then, you don't make iced tea out of stuff that you need a mortgage for
Hemlock Stones: Scotch in Bars, i thought it came in bottles in your country
Honey SS: oh Catherwood please pour mr. throat a nice cheap scotch
||||||||| Catherwood gives mr throat a nice cheap scotch.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Dexter Fong in through the front door at 9:46 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Charles Throat: meet you at the bridge, it's after the first eight bars
klokwkdog: just made 2 gallons of iced tea from gallon tea bags full of floor sweepings. all I can afford now, Nestle stuff on sail
llanwydd: interesting. I've bought darjeeling and it wasn't very costly
Dexter Fong: Whew!! Hot enough for y'all??
klokwkdog: hey Dex
Hemlock Stones: ok Charles i wont Fret
llanwydd: hey Dex!
cease: dex
Honey SS: lol klok
Hemlock Stones: Hi Dex
Honey SS: hello dex
Dexter Fong: Hail and well met gentle alls
klokwkdog: I think Gibson would have gotten less notice for the DUI comments if he hadn't made The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre
Hemlock Stones: i noticed its been on the warm side this week for you Dex
klokwkdog: yeah, welcome to the warm side of the planet; our turn for melting roads
Dexter Fong: Indeed it has Hem, so hot that we finally broke down and bought a big-mother AC for the living room
Hemlock Stones: and then the lights went out ?
klokwkdog: Dex -- they work better if you put them in a window
Hemlock Stones: so it was you Dex
Dexter Fong: We had a nice little economic model for the bedroom
Charles Throat: So hot it convinced Pat Robertson global warming is real - now THAT'S hot
Hemlock Stones: lol
Dexter Fong: Klok: Didn't wanna disturb the window treatments so we put it in the fireplace
klokwkdog: Dex's living room unit probably uses a Laffer Curve system
Charles Throat: we had a nice little economic model for the country too and then something happened
Honey SS: ooooh bummer i bet it was expensive too..... dex
Honey SS: lol Charles
klokwkdog: Dex -- I've never been able to get them to light
Dexter Fong: Klok: That's right and we're the ones that are laffen now
llanwydd: speaking of melting roads, what do you folks think of the idea that we have about 10 years to reverse the trend of global warming. does that sound a little dramatic
Honey SS: and now.....live from the tent in the backyard lol
llanwydd: if it's all true it's a serious crisis, but it sounds just a little hokey to me
Honey SS: hi ah clem :)
Hemlock Stones: the sounds are very atmospheric Clem
klokwkdog: "reverse"?? hahahahaha...
Dexter Fong: Honey: the AC was cheap..getting an electrician to run a dedicated line for it was 'spensive
Hemlock Stones: i reckon he bought a new sound effects record
klokwkdog has wolfed down his first sub (they're small)
Charles Throat: llanwydd, worth doing a little research then, wouldn't you say?
Charles Throat: see Al's movie
Dexter Fong: llan: pardon me for saying this, but you're rather naive on this issue..it's at least as bad as we're being told
Hemlock Stones: raises hands, both of em
Charles Throat: Sharpton that is
Honey SS: dang indeed dex waiting for the electrician
cease: good flilck. dont know what good it will do
llanwydd: definitely, ct
Dexter Fong: llan: pardon me for saying this, but you're rather naive on this issue..it's at least as bad as we're being told
Hemlock Stones: how hot did it it actually get Dexter ?
Charles Throat: What's that again, Dex?)
klokwkdog: climate has cycles and this may be one of them. I think the long-term trend is cooling, over the next 10K years.
klokwkdog: People want to restore the climate to the way it "used to be"
Charles Throat: Well, as we all know, it's what we think that's important
Charles Throat: See the movie
cease: republicnas want to go back to the 50s
Honey SS: indeed Charles
Dexter Fong: 'ere's an cho in ere
Charles Throat: I'd settle for the high 70's - bada boom
klokwkdog: Well, the way it "used to be" for most of history for any part of North America north of Interstate 80 is beneath a mile thick sheet of solid ice
Hemlock Stones: further back than that i think cease, maybe Feudal times
cease: cheap gas, no dam negro voters
llanwydd: I haven't seen the movie but I've never taken al gore seriously
Rotonoto: I'm waiting for the video to come out
Honey SS: lol klok true
cease: i just read Pilar of Fires, america in the age of ml king
llanwydd: I'll make a point to see it though
Dexter Fong: Negro boaters?
Charles Throat: I'm afraid I don't have an answer for that... tequila calls, later y'all
cease: i'd forgotten that era but it was eloquently evoked
Rotonoto: no, seriously, if it comes to a locat theatre, I'll go see it
Dexter Fong: Niught CT
cease: part two of the mlk trilogy. i look forward to the last one, even if i alreayd know the ending
Honey SS: adios mr. throat
cease: yes, very good flick
Hemlock Stones: see you Charles
Dexter Fong: Hey, Roto..when'd you come in?
klokwkdog: Just read obits in NYT archive for this month for WEB DuBois and Haile Selassie. Not one mention of Rastas in his '75 NYT obit
llanwydd: if it's that bad, we need to do something
llanwydd: but what?
cease: by throat
Rotonoto: been scarfing down dinner with Bozoette, Dex
klokwkdog: llan -- we will shortly lose control as India and China further industrialize
Dexter Fong: Think locally, act globaly, llan
Rotonoto: bye ct
cease: scarfs? in this weather?
klokwkdog: nite Charles
klokwkdog: Gee, that alt.fst thread is pretty feisty, isn't it
Dexter Fong: But the news is not all bad, llan..for instance particulate pollution is partially shielding us from the effects of greenhouse pollution
Dexter Fong: stunning news in't it
cease: yes i heard thqt o news
Dexter Fong: Hemlock saw a fine theatrical production from your neck o' the woods last night...History Boys
cease: having lived in violently polluted cities, i'm not sure thats a tradeoff
Hemlock Stones: not seen that yet Dexter, good was it ?
llanwydd: so has gore said what is the solution to global warming?
cease: the last few minutex of the flick is along list
Dexter Fong: Hem: Yes, very good..didn't realize the playwright - Allan Bennet- was a member of beyond the fringe
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Charles Throat - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: people in cities actually live _longer_ than people in rural or suburb areas
Merlyn: On a hill, far away/stood an old, rubber line
Dexter Fong: Klok: That's because they're eaten by Dingos
Hemlock Stones: yes Bennet is from near here, very witty and ironic
Dexter Fong: ..and they call it Casey Jones
llanwydd: I think it depends what cities, klok
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
klokwkdog: Merlyn -- is that the deconstructed version of Blake's "Jerusalem
klokwkdog: "?
klokwkdog: Yeah, I suppose Lagos is out
Dexter Fong: How about Leggos?
cease: still covered by hardback copies of the naked lunch?
llanwydd: we too want piece
Dexter Fong: ..and naked copies of The Hard LUnch Back
Dexter Fong: or was it Hunch Back
Honey SS: of notre dame
klokwkdog: Dex -- if Leggos is < 8 million, or in a developed area, should be OK. But I heard it moved to China
Dexter Fong: Lard copies of the Hunch Back of Noter Dame
klokwkdog: Dex -- yeah, or ones made out of oleomargarine
llanwydd: the lunch box of cosa nostra
Dexter Fong: Klok: No, they only moved their servers to China..now working in restaurants all over Peiping
Dexter Fong: When overnighting in China, stay at Peiping Tom..you'll get an Eiffel
klokwkdog: I thought they re-named it Ka-ching! at the suggestion of the tourist industry
cease: sounds like the chinese flick The World
Rotonoto: man, getting a strong sense lately of 'cheap chinese knockoff'...
klokwkdog: Stay at a Penninsula Hotel; you'll be happier
cease: about a panoramaland 2000 park in Beijing
Dexter Fong: I heard it was Ka-chink
Rotonoto: had a modular jack and plug go to dorrosion all over pins- cheap, cheap work sold in RS
cease: whats this william doing in my pen?
||||||||| "10:05 PM? 10:05 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Mark Time should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Mark Time enters and sits at the bar.
klokwkdog: No, you are thinking about Chang Kai-Kachink...
Dexter Fong: Oh Roto...not same exquisite joy as cheap Japanese knock off
Rotonoto: corrosion
cease: mark mark mark
Mark Time: evening crew!
llanwydd: happy landings...MARK
Hemlock Stones: Hi Mark
Honey SS: hi mark
cease: no such thing as Cheap japanese knock off
klokwkdog: not any more
Dexter Fong: Ready for "The Years in Your Ears" Mark?
Honey SS: not these days
ah,clem: you'll need a crow bar... a crew Mark
cease: i ike the Crow bar, but the Chippewa bar is cheaper
Honey SS: or the omaha
klokwkdog remembers friction cars he had as a child, made in japan and on the inside, the metal was from Maxwell House coffee can
Rotonoto: I'll urinite out the cell door to distract the guard, while you...
Honey SS: hahaha
cease: it said maxwell house on them?
Hemlock Stones: i had a drum like that when i was a kid, Klok
Dexter Fong: When overnighting in the Badlands, drink at Souix's Bar
Honey SS: i thought urinite was a rare mineral from madagasgar
Mark Time: remember rivers Nell?
cease: maybe thats what happened to jack benny's Maxwell
Rotonoto: klok- for real? coffee can?
klokwkdog: no, you can find it here, but it's uranite
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies El Diablo Yamamoto inside, makes a note of the time (10:08 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong: OI!!
klokwkdog: Roto -- yep, I had 3 cars, and all of them had different sections of Maxwell House cans
cease: its the yam man
Honey SS: hola yama
Rotonoto: amazing, klok- thos were da days...
llanwydd: hey yam!
cease: he yam what he yam
Dexter Fong: Es the Crow said, holy Yama Caw
Mark Time: hey yama
klokwkdog: I still have the first Japanese transistor radio our family bought, a Hitachi
klokwkdog: by the '60s, quality control had become a BFD there and that's when all the stuff showed up with bags of silica gel ("do not eat")
Honey SS: wow is it california beach blue and white with a silver grille?
Honey SS remembers those
Dexter Fong: I like my Hitachi Hibachi
El Diablo Yamamoto: oi
Rotonoto: wow! I hasd one of those Hitachis, about a six transistor or so, amazing memories of hearing the Beatles for first time on that lil radio...
klokwkdog: I think it was $20, serious money in the '60s. AM 6-transistor (not 4 with two crappy ones connected as diodes) with vernier tuning dial
El Diablo Yamamoto: I have a '58 hong kong fooey Special
El Diablo Yamamoto: Still works
||||||||| "10:12 PM? 10:12 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bunnyboy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bunnyboy enters and sits in the comfy chair.
Dexter Fong: I got the Hong Kong Super Special with the King Kong package
cease: vermeer? did he paint dials?
Bunnyboy: lo dere
cease: hey bunny
klokwkdog: hey, Bun
Rotonoto: oh Yamamoto-san, you have valuable relic
llanwydd: I've seen some of those tiny old radios. they were built to last
Honey SS: hello bun
Mark Time: hey bunny
Dexter Fong: Cat: He had a special line of hand painted sun dials
El Diablo Yamamoto: Cheesy leatherette
Dexter Fong: Hi Bun
llanwydd: hey bb!
klokwkdog: vernier dials require many revolutions to turn the tuning stuff one turn, used for precise tuning. a little out of place on an AM radio
El Diablo Yamamoto: This is actually sizable-slightly taller than a 2 quart milk carton
El Diablo Yamamoto: Drifty as all hell
Rotonoto: raluable velic...
klokwkdog: not tiny, llan, the size of a large paperback book. the kind made with large type for folk like us...
llanwydd: yeah I remember the leather thing too
El Diablo Yamamoto: Used OOF tuning system
llanwydd: the ones I remember were palm sized
Rotonoto: slap on a voltage regulator...
klokwkdog remembers being particularly humiliated a few years back at finding the only available copy of Cold Mountain was a large type "old folks" paperback
El Diablo Yamamoto: I oughtta snap a photo and give everyone nostalgic feelings for it
Bunnyboy: Yam: Is that Hardy or Hale, Jr. version?
Bunnyboy: "OOF!"
Rotonoto: yeah, man, make sure with japanese camera
Bunnyboy: Oh, sorry, that should be "Doop!"
cease: oofus and alant?
Honey SS: the one they say doesn't work
klokwkdog: rief?
llanwydd: it was Haylan Hardy, bun
Honey SS: alan hale jr?
Bunnyboy: A laurel, and hearty handshake...
klokwkdog: lost at sea
El Diablo Yamamoto: Hey it is having NINE trasistors
Rotonoto: lost in space
klokwkdog: are they real transistors?
Honey SS: is that from the original instructions, yama?
El Diablo Yamamoto: It's a Nuvox with a DASH DIAL!
Rotonoto: ah, soooo- nine!
El Diablo Yamamoto: That's what it says on the case
Dexter Fong: Some of those transisters might be Rollie Maidens
klokwkdog: in the 1960s, transistor count was a serious matter, and sometimes they cheated
Bunnyboy: 999erSystatNiner...
Rotonoto: no, chinese knockoff transistors
llanwydd: rollie maiden? no, she was a tramp's sister
Dexter Fong: no, chinese woman no cry
Rotonoto: well, add extra transistors but just diode-connected- hah!
klokwkdog: crummy or just barely functional transistors would be cascaded, or actually bad ones would be used if one of their junctions would still work as a diode
Rotonoto: yesh, dose were da daze...
Bunnyboy: It's di or de.
El Diablo Yamamoto: Had to discipline cat
klokwkdog: any time I saw "2SB..." on a schematic, I just stopped looking
cease: discipline?
Rotonoto: 2SA 2SB 2SC 2SD... attack of the japanese monstor transistor factory
ah,clem: lol Klok
El Diablo Yamamoto: Well I don't know, Don't have instructions, just a reasonably functional Hong Kong Radio
ah,clem: just meant pnp
llanwydd: got mail. brb
klokwkdog: the transistor wouldn't be hard to match with a US part, but the circuit was guaranteed to be a Muntz-level design
||||||||| Catherwood leads boney into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:20 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Mad Man Munt?
klokwkdog: yep
Rotonoto: inside was little Muntzkins on a treadmill/hamster cage
klokwkdog: lol Roto
cease: bone
Dexter Fong: Hey boney
Bunnyboy: The state is solid, Jake.
llanwydd: just a cancellation notice from geico
Bunnyboy: A Very Goodman.
llanwydd: but that's all right. I put it in the mail today
||||||||| 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 ToTweenOrNotToTween disembarks at 10:21 PM.
boney: That's okay. Just ignore me.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hey all...
klokwkdog: Earl Muntz deconstructed TVs by taking existing designs and removing parts until they didn't work, then put back in the cheapest removed part to see if the TV worked again
boney: Hi Dext. Hi Tween.
Honey SS: hey boney
Dexter Fong: Hey ToTween
Bunnyboy: hiya bone
Mark Time: hey tweeny
Rotonoto: they will give ya grace, guy, they wanna tha money, thass all...
Honey SS: hi to
llanwydd: hey tween!
cease: tween
boney: SS Honey. The Love Boat?
klokwkdog: sold the cheapest TVs around, but once something broke or aged in them, they were impossible to fix
klokwkdog: lost at sea
Rotonoto: kl;ok- amazing repository of techie trivia
boney: Hi Bunny.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Muntz sounds like quite a character.
Dexter Fong: Tween: YOu do him a dis-service sir, it's not just techie
klokwkdog: nah, it's in the Earl Muntz biography at Wikipedia
boney: Bunny, where's Bambi?
Rotonoto: family "The Muntzters"
klokwkdog: well, except for the "impossible to fix" part -- that was a legend
Dexter Fong: Sorry, not Tween Roro
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Love the bit about him carrying a pair of wire cutters around with him.
Bunnyboy: Deputy Dan has no friends.
||||||||| Bambi sneaks in around 10:24 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
klokwkdog: lots of us do that, Tweeny
klokwkdog: rage against the machine
Dexter Fong: Hey Bambi
Bunnyboy: bone: For that matter, where's ah clem?
llanwydd: hey bambi!
Honey SS: hello bambi :)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: As if by magic...
El Diablo Yamamoto: Tried to google the radio and got an AM Deck-O-Cards stylee model
cease: but Chief Dan George has to beat them off with a talking stick
ah,clem :)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hi Bambi
Bunnyboy: oh, hiya Bambila
cease: bambi
boney: Hi cease.
Mark Time: hey Bambi
El Diablo Yamamoto: So this sucka must be fairly rare
klokwkdog: wire cutters and straight pins so you can cut off the head once you've pushed the pin into the coax
Rotonoto: yo Bambi
klokwkdog: a little tube of black shoe polish, too
boney: Hey, Bunny. It's Bambi.
Dexter Fong: Yam: It would be worth a great deal more if you have the original box
El Diablo Yamamoto: Boney, Bunny Bambi
Bambi: Hi boney Bunnyboy cease Dexter Fong El Diablo Yamamoto Honey SS klokwkdog llanwydd Mark Time Rotonoto ToTweenOrNotToTween ah,clem Hemlock Stones Merlyn
ToTweenOrNotToTween: How'd you like to be one of his design engineers?
El Diablo Yamamoto: Dex, I don't have that kind of luck
boney: Hi Bamb
Hemlock Stones: Hi Bambi
klokwkdog: Dex -- I have original box, all accessories, even the cleaning cloth
El Diablo Yamamoto: I bought it because it looked funky
Dexter Fong: Well Done Bambi..but really, was it worth it =))
Bambi: how are you all this fine evening
klokwkdog: remember the days when you bought a transistor radio and it came with a cleaning cloth?
cease: even finer now you're here, bambi
Bambi: (or early morning, as it may happen to be) :)
Bunnyboy: Banana bofanna BamBonBun...BOOM!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: A pair of Japanese dream monsters in the original box, Dex?
Bambi: lol
El Diablo Yamamoto: Not with resale in mind. Just something to clutter home and correct dusts
llanwydd: we're phine this awl heavening
Dexter Fong: Yam: Head for the nearest Antique's Roadshow
Honey SS: fine, here
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bozoette close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 10:27 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the vestibule.
Bambi: hi Bozoette :-)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hi Bozoette
klokwkdog: hi bozoette!
Dexter Fong: Hi Bozoette
cease: hi bozoette
llanwydd: hi bozoette!
Bozoette: b-b-b- aliteration!
Bunnyboy: hiya Bozoette
boney: Has anyone seen Gen. Curtis Goatheart?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Are your shoes properly inflated?
El Diablo Yamamoto: Likewise w/my iMac
Honey SS: Hi Bozoette
El Diablo Yamamoto: Isn't he in Korea?
Bambi: thanks to all ...missed you all too ... but was in the middle of a really good movie and I wanted to at least see the end of it before I came into chat.
Mark Time: hey bozoette
Bunnyboy: Oh, b-b-b-bliteration!
klokwkdog: what were you watching, Bam?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: What iteration of the iMac, Yam?
El Diablo Yamamoto is not wearing shoes
Bambi: (turned out to be longer than I thought it would be)
llanwydd: on which side?
El Diablo Yamamoto: The "A" model from what I can make of it
Bambi: something of Heaven? I think
El Diablo Yamamoto: as opposed to the "T" model
klokwkdog is not wearing much of anything. it's freakin' incandescent here!
Bambi: Hi ah,clem! :-)
Bozoette: hi, all
Dexter Fong: Also opposed to the Thin Lizzy Modelo
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Just curious. The new Intel version looks pretty cool.
klokwkdog: not yet, but soon
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Of course, Bambi thinks they're going to start putting DRM into the hardware ;-)
El Diablo Yamamoto: http://www.lowendmac.com/imacs/art/bondi_imac_240.jpg
El Diablo Yamamoto: that one
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- they're going to implant DRM into our brains
Rotonoto: OMG ladle on the DRM
Dexter Fong: DR. M = Doctor Memory?
Bunnyboy: Dr Mabuse!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: You won't remember a thing...
Bunnyboy: Der Spieler!
Honey SS: oh man, tween klok i don't want DRM in my brain
Hemlock Stones: some downloaded MP3 wont burn to CD properly as it is
Rotonoto: mabuse, tubuse we buse...
Bambi: it's already there in some cases as low level as the motherboard's unfortunately ... to be activated by enabling OSes/software ... you can count on that. Just read about it in my blog: http://www.bambismusings.com just search on HDCP
klokwkdog: I was listening to this week's TWiT with Jerry Pournelle and he was talking about the fight the authors put up to try and protect themselves from the DMCA
llanwydd: dr. mabutu the gambler
Dexter Fong: Who you callin' "little"
Rotonoto: that's hilarious- authors want *protection* from DMCA
klokwkdog: Apparently, the musicians weren't so lucky -- they shot down the "work for hire" provision, but apparently default contracts are pretty much equivalent to that. As in "we own you"
Bambi: want to hear that one Klok and I can! We are on broadband up north :-)
cease: what are all these liliputians doing here?
Rotonoto: can't talk right now- they've got me tied down!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: And why are they holding those ropes?
cease: www.seemreal.com
klokwkdog: Roto -- the RIAA was just vicious. They put the "work for hire" in the bill after the 2nd reading, in the middle of the night, so nobody knew it was there
Bambi: lol
cease: and blogging at www.seemrealland.blogspot.com
Rotonoto: communist lap dog lackies (our congress) heh!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Sort of like the Patriot Act, eh Klok?
klokwkdog: it's really worth listening to Pournelle's commentary on that. The musicians really got screwed over
Bambi: wow...that lol was NOT about the RIAA idiocy
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Communist?
klokwkdog: the staffer who got the provision in is now an executive of the RIAA
||||||||| Outside, the 10:34 PM downtown bus from Los Angeles pulls away, leaving stickman coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: What else is new, Klok?
Dexter Fong: Hey Stick
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Stickman to the rescue!
llanwydd: hey stick
cease: stick
Bambi: hi stickman
ToTweenOrNotToTween: We've got quite the full house tonight...
stickman: Damn! I took the wrong turn on the Antelope again!
Honey SS: hey, Stickman
klokwkdog: Alex Lindsay also has had some pointed comments on DMCA and Sony, etc. He used to work there.
klokwkdog: Tweeny -- if you hadn't shown up late, you'd have gotten a better seat. Don't complain; we let you in....
Bozoette: ..
klokwkdog: 'lo stick
klokwkdog: no Elayne tonignt yet
ToTweenOrNotToTween: I was telling Bambi that I just discovered the business with Apple encoding the user's ID into their downloads. You have to "authorize" a computer to play them (up to 5 different PCs).
Mark Time: not fade away...
Rotonoto: hey guise- 'ette has got to get to work in AM, so we gotta run...
Bunnyboy: Didja all hear about the garbage that the Repulslicans are trying to backload into the new minimum wage bill?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Up in the peanut gallery tonight, Klok.
Dexter Fong: Cat breakl down Roto?
El Diablo Yamamoto: alterz
klokwkdog: mark -- missing a "to" if you're doing Groaci
Bozoette: nite all
stickman: I was reading Phil's blog the other day and he was talking about "the sad clown" etc. I heard Robin Williams on Fresh Air today give the same song. Weird. Something in the air?
Hemlock Stones: i caught that Bunny about tax reductions for the rich or something
ToTweenOrNotToTween: It's a disgrace, Bun. A small increase in the minimum wage, and lots of breaks for rich folks. Indecent.
cease: pihl has new blog post?
Bunnyboy: Hem: Hey, who saw THAT coming?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Bye Bozoette
Mark Time: nite bozoette
cease: nite, ette
klokwkdog: the republicans are all about tax reductions for the rich and class warfare against "Lucky Ducky"
Dexter Fong: Bunny...er ah most of us?
Dexter Fong: Night Roto and Bozoette
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Yeah, Cat.
Rotonoto: fellow bozos, may your lives be as free as possible from evil DR. M...
Bunnyboy: And slashing the minimum wage for service personnel who receive tips. Fun, huh?
klokwkdog: nite Bozoette
stickman: G'night, kids.
cease: i must read it
klokwkdog: nite Roto
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Remincing about the days hanging around the Grateful Dead.
Bambi: it's no wonder folks are moving to opensource software with the proprietary ones siding on the side of the entertainment cartels ...
cease: i msut read that
Rotonoto: get your hands off me, I'm a newsman- I gotta find out- Reeeeebusssss!!!
cease: he posted to alt.ft today about fred
stickman: I would love to read that GD script.
||||||||| At 10:39 PM, Bozoette runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
klokwkdog: BB -- service personnel who receive tips == "Lucky Duckies"
||||||||| Rotonoto departs at 10:39 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
stickman: Fred Jones?
cease: roto
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Cat: Blog of the Unknown - http://austin.weblogger.com
cease: i'll read it later
cease: i thought he might show up here tonight
Bambi: enjoy Phil's blog quite a bit
Dexter Fong: aweigh for tender refill
cease: yes its always good
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Well, you never know who's might show up tonight at the Television Mission ;-)
Bambi: night Roto! Sorry I missed you to say goodnight ... hope you catch this in the cheese log :-)
Bambi: very true Tweeny
ToTweenOrNotToTween: (talk about Jesus...)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Love Roller Maidens. Great stuff...
klokwkdog: here's the freditor thread at alt.fst in Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre/browse_thread/thread/4a55ffcfe1fe3599/983ec813133d3a91#983ec813133d3a91
ToTweenOrNotToTween: So Klok... hot enough for ya?
stickman: One of my all time fevs.
klokwkdog: it's supposed to get cooler
stickman: What ever happened to Michael C. Gwynn?
llanwydd: never heard roller maidens
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That's a good price on Fred's book
Dexter Fong: Stick and others: JUst got my mailing for the Firends of Old Time Radio convention, annual and a Michael Gwynne is making an appearance
||||||||| El Diablo Yamamoto hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's El Diablo Yamamoto?! It's 10:46 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: i have to get a copy of the roller maidens cd from lodestone
llanwydd: is fred's book an authorized biography?
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'El Diablo Yamamoto', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:46 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
cease: less so everyday
Dexter Fong: llan: It's an amorized biography
llanwydd: lol
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Now you see him, now you don't...
stickman: Thanks Dex. I remember him fondly from the "Hollywood Night Shift" with Phil and Fraser Smith.
Dexter Fong: amortized i meant to say
ToTweenOrNotToTween: An amortized biography? Are those new IRS rules?
Bunnyboy: It's feeding time at the zoo. Night, folks!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Later, Bun...
stickman: Nite, Bunny.
Bambi: nytol to those who are leaving for the evening
Mark Time: nite bunny
cease: bun
||||||||| At 10:48 PM, Bunnyboy dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: Night Bunny
klokwkdog: nite bun
stickman: That should be my next project. Digitizing the HNS shows. Anyone else heard them?
Bambi: our forefathers are in the ground making more oil lol
cease: i have 6 of them
cease: great stuff
klokwkdog must go construct another sandywhich
||||||||| It's 10:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Honey SS - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
El Diablo Yamamoto: Forefathers?
Bambi: ... Honey got the fatal kind of measles
Dexter Fong: Stick: Here is the bio from the mailing: Michael Gwynne - Drummer, DJ, actor (Movie) Payday, many others I too wondered if it was guy from Rollie Maidesn...wil ask him when I see him at the convention
llanwydd: who has four fathers?
El Diablo Yamamoto: How about aft fathers. jeez always bringing up the rear
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Were there four mothers as well?
Bambi: lol
stickman: I sent copies of all the ones I had (20+) to the archives. I wonder what happened to them?
cease: the firesigns have a convention?
cease: i never thought they were conventional
cease: is there an archives?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They're fairly unconventional, actually.
Dexter Fong: Cat: Considering how seldom they convene, I don't blame you
cease: michael packer used to be it, but that was long ago
stickman: Michael was the DJ on "Maidens".
Merlyn: Taylor Jessen is the official firesign archivist now
llanwydd: I'm getting mad at my noisy neighbors. if they don't cut it out by 11 I'm going to go out there and have a word with them
Merlyn: I have his email address if people want it
cease: oh really?
cease: i used to have it. he asked me to send him a list of all the stuff i have
llanwydd: just heard a car door slam. I hope that's a good sign
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Put Python's Sit On My Face on the jukebox and turn it towards the wall, LL...
cease: did a big yellow taxi take away your old man?
llanwydd: LOL
Dexter Fong sings "the car door slams and Mary come through the floor boards
boney: That reminiscence of the Greatful Dead in Phil Austin's Blog of the Unknown is powerful, beautiful. He still has his game.
cease: yes, he'll die talented
ToTweenOrNotToTween: It really is good, Bone...
stickman: I can imagine all those guys sitting in a room finishing each others sentances.
boney: The Last Shows... Wait. I know what to say.... MORE!
Dexter Fong: Live fas, Die young, and have a talented corpse
llanwydd: charles manson takes a whole lifetime to finish a sentence
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The scene where the Dead members are discussing the upcoming set is wonderful. Talk about sharing brainwaves.
stickman: heehee
boney: brb
stickman: That thing in "A"?
Dexter Fong: Eh?
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:55 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs boney by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Merlyn: "B flat" I think
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Exactly. Do you want to do that drum thing there...
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, pick on someone your own size
||||||||| Catherwood picks on someone your own size.
Bambi: yeah, clem and I had a blast reading that Dead discussion involving the shared brainwaves .. was a riot :-)
Bambi: night Boney
Bambi: or at least see ya when you get back boney ;-)
Merlyn: recognize the BG music?
Merlyn: well, now it stopped
ToTweenOrNotToTween: What is it, Merl?
||||||||| "10:57 PM? 10:57 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Honey Sanchez should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Honey Sanchez enters and sits on the divan.
Bambi: wb Honey
ToTweenOrNotToTween: She's back!
Honey Sanchez: I just fell off
Honey Sanchez: thanks Bambi
Hemlock Stones: wb Honey
stickman: The wagon?
Merlyn: the "religious show" music I think, with the singing birds
Dexter Fong: But Honey's been decommisioned, no more "SS"
llanwydd: ms sanchez is your maiden name ss?
Honey Sanchez: the bus
Honey Sanchez: ssi???
Honey Sanchez: not me not yet
Dexter Fong: She's a sibilant!!!
Bambi: lol
Honey Sanchez: ssssss
Honey Sanchez: heh
cease: youre not a maiden yet?
Dexter Fong: She turned me into a lisp
llanwydd: I have three younger sibilants
Honey Sanchez: lol
Dexter Fong: Here put on the rollie skates
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Dex got better, though.
Dexter Fong: Yeth
llanwydd: thank god they've finally shut up
Dexter Fong shouts
Dexter Fong: Yee Haw he adds
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: apparently the new neighbors are
klokwkdog: gosh, it almost is 11 o'clock
Dexter Fong: Grabs a couple of long necks and a pick up and take the pick up out in the parking lot where his pickup is parked
Honey Sanchez: it's 9:01 p.m. here
Dexter Fong: Its thwell out here
Hemlock Stones: must be the first time that Catherwood ever got the time right
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 11:02 PM"
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Holding an all-night seance & howdown, are they?
stickman: Dexter has been nipping at the rat cheese again.
Honey Sanchez: its hoe tween
llanwydd: as I say, they have finally stopped
Merlyn: He does say it's the time in New York
Honey Sanchez: hittin the bug powder
Dexter Fong: I'm down with the hos and I'm a seance you later
Mark Time: g'nite all...have a great week...
Merlyn: New website server
Dexter Fong: Happy Landings Mark
llanwydd: all I have to do is talk to my landlord if they do it again. he's on my side
Hemlock Stones: but usually not the right time in New York Merlyn
llanwydd: nite mark
Honey Sanchez: nite mark have a good week yourself
||||||||| Mark Time departs at 11:03 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
klokwkdog: nite Mark
cease: mark
Hemlock Stones: good night Mark
stickman: Nite, Mark
Dexter Fong: Website + Where Spiderman get a refill?
klokwkdog never could fathom Spiderman
Honey Sanchez: catherwood, please help dex
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Honey Sanchez and says "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They don't swim well, Klok.
Dexter Fong: Honey: No good deed goes unpunished =))
llanwydd: I liked the spiderman cartoon when I was a kid
Honey Sanchez: yup dex no shiite
llanwydd: haven't seen the movie
Dexter Fong: Wovering could like pulverize Spiderman, dude
Dexter Fong: Wolverine
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Actually lots of Shiite, Honey. Looks like civil war in Iraq.
llanwydd: I don't remember the names of the spiderman nemeses
Dexter Fong: Doc Oc, The Green Goblin, Dick Cheney
llanwydd: everybody remembers the superman and batman villains but not spiderman's
Honey Sanchez: you sure are good at hittin the nail on the head, tween
ToTweenOrNotToTween: I've still got my Dick Cheney action figure. You have to keep changing the batteries all the time, though...
Dexter Fong: Tweeny is a licenced Hammerhead
Dexter Fong: Lol Tween
Hemlock Stones: i think we all saw that coming too Tween
Honey Sanchez: lol
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That's because I have Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Dexter Fong: Also he often attacks his team mates
klokwkdog: well, you certainly don't have Elvis' Teddy Bear...
Honey Sanchez: good to know
Honey Sanchez laughs
Dexter Fong: Is that the japanese one made out of maxwell House Coffee cans
Hemlock Stones: lol Dex
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That was a funny story, Klok.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'jo', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 11:08 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That's the one, Dex.
Hemlock Stones: sounds a bit low on Cuddly to me Dex
Dexter Fong: They gonna send dem guard dogs to China
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hey Jo, whaddya know?
llanwydd: heyah jo
stickman: G'night, Kids. Keep 'em flyin!
llanwydd: nite stick
Hemlock Stones: hi Jo
Dexter Fong: Hi "lowercase" jo
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Bye Stickey
Dexter Fong: Nite Stick
llanwydd: heheh. nightstick
cease: how far back in time do you have to go to hear that channel changing sound?
cease: that almost predatres firesign
cease: stick
ToTweenOrNotToTween: back before the beginning...
Dexter Fong: Cat: I believe FS amplified the clicking sound so the listener could hear it
klokwkdog: Guard dog mauls Elvis's teddy in rampage http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1836014,00.html
Bambi: back again ...
cease: yes but to most people they woulndt associate it with a channel change sound. there hasnt been one in more than 40 years
Honey Sanchez: i saw that Klok
Honey Sanchez: wb bambi
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Their soundpeople have been quite talented as well.
Hemlock Stones: wb Bambi
klokwkdog: nite stick
Merlyn: I'm sure the Colbert Report will have a lot to say about that bear attack
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi (she was gone?? who knew??
cease: they used a better clicking sound on 2 plafes and dwarf
ToTweenOrNotToTween: You made it through the cloud of hungry mosquitoes, Bambi?
Honey Sanchez: lol
||||||||| principalpoop enters at 11:11 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Bambi: lol
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hey P...
Bambi: hi princep
principalpoop: heelo'
Hemlock Stones: that never happend when they made them out of Maxwell House tins
Honey Sanchez: hi p
llanwydd: hey princep
Dexter Fong: Hey ppp
klokwkdog: click tune TVs persisted into the 1980s
klokwkdog: actually "turret tuners"
Hemlock Stones: Hi PP
cease: this is muttand smutt stuff
principalpoop: hikQ'
klokwkdog: gee poop, nice of you to finally show
klokwkdog: fashionably late
principalpoop: nt ASUWJN
Dexter Fong: Yes Klok, but if I recall. the click was an analog sound, that is, you didn't hear it amplified through the audio side
Bambi: teddy's mauled by 'required' guard dog ... now that's one for the books
klokwkdog: the click was mechanical
Hemlock Stones: a clikcing sound would be better than most of the programs on TV over here now
klokwkdog: made by the detents in/on the tuner shaft
Honey Sanchez: catherwood bring me some of what principlepoop is having, please
||||||||| Catherwood hands Honey Sanchez some of what principlepoop is having.
Dexter Fong: Cat can check me on this but IIRC, in "A day in the Life" they used one of those "cricket" thingies for a clicker
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Hmmmm, wonder what was in the stuffing?
klokwkdog: but if you were really close to the set, it kind of sounded like that
klokwkdog: anyway, gee, can't artists extend the concept a little?
cease: youre right, dex
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a Toasted Almond
||||||||| Catherwood hands Bambi a toasted almond.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: No he isn't.
cease: but in 67, when that came out, that was not a strange sound
Hemlock Stones: an artistically licensed click you mean ?
Bambi: missed my quota last week ;-)
Dexter Fong: Extend away Klok
principalpoop: yes
klokwkdog: yeah, I wonder who owns the rights to a mechanical click TV tuner sound?
Dexter Fong: you bet! and Bosco!!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: LOL Klok... you bet somebody does...
Bambi: and no 'real' milk substitute in that please! I want the real cream!
Hemlock Stones: race ;you to the patent office klok
Dexter Fong: Hitachi
Honey Sanchez: probably paul mccartney blech
Honey Sanchez: oh bosco i used to love that stuff
Dexter Fong: Paul McCartney Blech, third Earl of Duke
Hemlock Stones: Paul McCartney is the Tom Cruise of the music biz
Bambi: I want my Maypo!
principalpoop: hreushbts
Dexter Fong: He's a Scientologist?
Honey Sanchez: lol maypo ack
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The sound of one hand clapping; a copyrighted sound of US Plus.
Honey Sanchez: i agree poop all of em
cease: how so, hemlock?
Dexter Fong: Ad only available Sublimenely
Hemlock Stones: cause hes both irritating and crap at the same time
ToTweenOrNotToTween: He eats his childrens' umbilical cords?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: LOL Stones
cease: lol, hem
Honey Sanchez: "laughs
Bambi hums Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty .. Choocho Charlie was an engineer ...
Dexter Fong: Tween: Wrong chat room for that umbilical stuff
principalpoop: u ARJW sinwra wins diyaw'
cease: he wrote some great songs, long, long ago
Bambi: Choochoo
Hemlock Stones: his soon to be ex wife is gonna take him to the cleaners and theres a big queue forming over here to buy tickets for the fight
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Sorry, didn't mean to throw off your evening meal Dex.
Honey Sanchez: i love train samples
Dexter Fong: Ever since that trip to Basutoland, poop has been largely inarticulate
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Bambi becomes 10 years old again...
Honey Sanchez: lol dex
Hemlock Stones: i think i will open a ticket agency
Bambi: princep needs to trade in his keyboard or 'get on the home row' ??
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| jo - dead from jaundice
||||||||| stickman - dead from jaundice
||||||||| El Diablo Yamamoto - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: he should have married lovely rita
Honey Sanchez: haha
Dexter Fong: What a reap!!!
Dexter Fong: and all from jaundice
principalpoop: wbeIU aswyfw TW
Honey Sanchez: adios yama i barely knew thee
cease: his first couple solo albums were pretty good too
klokwkdog: well one way to look at it is that he can afford it
ToTweenOrNotToTween: with one fell swoop of his mighty sythe...
Hemlock Stones: when he tried to change Lennon McCartney to McCartney Lennon i knew he was dead from the neck up
Honey Sanchez: ig okease
Merlyn: anyone who should not have been reaped, raise your hand
cease: john and george cant even enjoy al ltheir money any more
Bambi: looks like jaundice must be going around ... gets out the medicine man bag of trick
Honey Sanchez: oh p-lease
Honey Sanchez: awwwwwwwww
Dexter Fong: tHYTHE
ToTweenOrNotToTween: This is Mr. Death from the village. He's a "reaper".
Honey Sanchez: dont fear him
principalpoop: twa twa twa
Dexter Fong: El Senor Morte!!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The SNL send-up of that song is great.
Bambi: Mr. Death ... I remember him from Virgin and Trilobyte ... in 7th Guest
Honey Sanchez: pues se muerte, dex pero es bastante para apprender
Dexter Fong: Attention! Attention! And this means you Tween: Don't take the Electric blue Acid!
Bambi: Deputy Dan has no friends?
Honey Sanchez: i think it may be too late
klokwkdog: too late
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Oh, it's paisley....
Hemlock Stones: and give the brown acid a miss as well Tween
klokwkdog looked up Owsley in Wikipedia last night
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Can I count electric sheep?
Dexter Fong: Honey!! No mea culpa!!
Bambi: I read about that too Klok ;-)
Honey Sanchez: si si esta bien, dex
klokwkdog: only if you ask Mercer's permission, Tween
Hemlock Stones: i dont know Tween, you tell me
Dexter Fong: Gracia, permisso
Dexter Fong: These Lilliputians are speaking a foreign language on our foreign language chat
Bambi: might be better to count the fluffy sheep Tweeny ... those electric ones will go out with the electricity...
llanwydd: finally had to go out and talk to the neighbors. they were nice about it
Honey Sanchez: sheesh
principalpoop: hah
Dexter Fong: llan: Was it that switchblade pitchfork you was a-holin'
Hemlock Stones: do they normally object to you talking to them llan ?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Does The Electrician raise them?
klokwkdog: RIP Elisabeth Schwartzkopf
llanwydd: this is the first time I've ever met them
Honey Sanchez: yay an intelligigible word outta poop
llanwydd: new neighbors
Bambi: or somebody like him.... ;-)
Dexter Fong: He's coming out of it, he's going to be alright...and ready for the next question
principalpoop: huh
klokwkdog: Bambi -- you call the Animal Hospital. They make it appear that the sheep is real, put it on a stretcher, etc.
Dexter Fong: Sheep is crafty animals
ToTweenOrNotToTween: He's got jaundice!
Merlyn: Animal's Lawyer's Hospital?
Dexter Fong: But they can't fly, they sort of plummet
Bambi: for electric sheep? I would have thought you'd call the power company ;-)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Does Kraftwerk play music for electric sheep?
principalpoop: TEE
Dexter Fong: I trade in my speedy motorcruiser for a economic electric sheep
Honey Sanchez: not for long if they are on the autobahn
cease: i go away for a few minutes and the plot of a pkdick book appears on chat
klokwkdog: Bambi -- you have to read the book that Blade Runner was based on, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Bambi: maybe a little Bohemian Rhapsody for the electric sheep lol
klokwkdog: then it makes sense
cease: yes great book
Honey Sanchez: excellent book
llanwydd: I had a kraftwerk album long ago called "The Man Machine"
Honey Sanchez: and good film
Hemlock Stones: not a bad movie for a change as well
Bambi: sounds like a good one Klok ... will have to check on that one
Dexter Fong: Bambi: I was thinking more of ELO's Roll Over BEETHOVEN
llanwydd: I bought it just because I had heard good things about kraftwerk but I hated the album
Merlyn: Do Zoophile Androids Do It With Electric Sheep?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Liked their music. Tonto's Expanding Head Band also.
cease: good to see them mocking astrology
klokwkdog: speaking of S-F, bizarre book review in NYT Arts today: James Tiptree Jr. -- The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
Bambi: before they digitize it and disallow us to read it if we buy it from a yard sale
Merlyn: I have one kraftwerk album
Honey Sanchez: now that is a question better left unasked there, merlin
Hemlock Stones: i used to have Zero Time Tween
Honey Sanchez: lol bambi
Dexter Fong: Do Pedaphile Androids do it with Bicycles
Merlyn: what if the android is AC and the sheep is DC?
Honey Sanchez: i saw zappa do it once
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Don't worry, Bambi, they'll have crews like in Fahrenheit 451 going around taking care of all that non-DRM material.
Hemlock Stones: you get a transformer from Lou Reed
Bambi: only if they are biped androids
Dexter Fong: Klok: I don't even know about Alice's first life
Honey Sanchez: then its cool, merlin
klokwkdog: Animals are bought and sold according to the price of the latest Sidney's Catalog, extinct animals are listed at the price of the last example sold. Some people who cannot afford an animal choose to buy an artificial, robotic animal to maintain social standing. The protagonist Rick Deckard owned a sheep, which died of tetanus and was replaced by an electric replica to maintain the illusion of animal ownership.
klokwkdog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Love people playing with Moog modular systems, Stones.
Bambi: yeah, that figures tweeny ....
Dexter Fong: Zappa did it with a DC SHeep...what a great story inside the Beltway
Honey Sanchez: indeed
cease: best book about religion i've ever read
Hemlock Stones: just got a whole heap of software synths Tween lots of fun
cease: Mercerism makes more sense than any of the usual religions
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Do you think I'd be working in a place like this if I could afford a real sheep?
klokwkdog: yes, and absolutely missing in Blade Runner
ToTweenOrNotToTween: What box are you running them on Stones?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Seems like it'd take quite a bit of horsepower (or sheeppower, anyway).
klokwkdog: yeah it does Cat, but the whole thing sounds like Sysiphus
Dexter Fong: Hey Tween, I'll trade you two llamas for a sheep
ToTweenOrNotToTween: I'll have to read the book, for sure...
Honey Sanchez: the return of the prophet was perfect for a first workout, hemlock
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Llama!
klokwkdog: the part I loved was Deckert's wife and her devotion to that "Pennfield Mood Organ"
Hemlock Stones: Cakewalk. Fruity Loops software and plug ins and EMU, Alesis and Roland boxes
Dexter Fong: Cuidado!!
cease: there is a reverence for animals tehre
Honey Sanchez: i always thought it was a moog synth ah well
klokwkdog: esp. her hacking it to generate a 3-hour weekly "self-accusatory depression"
Hemlock Stones: TY Honey
cease: almost leguinish
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Sounds cool Stones. I meant what PC.
cease: as rooted in "indian" thought as early firesign was
llanwydd: I directed a play once called "A Rage of Dreaming Sheep". Some people confused the title for the pkd book
klokwkdog: I guess one part did make it into the movie, the bit about the Owl
llanwydd: no relation
Hemlock Stones: just a couple of Dells
klokwkdog: which brings us back to Owsley -- he used to stamp all his tabs with a tiny owl trademark
Honey Sanchez: cute
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Nothing particularly powerful, eh? Interesting...
Dexter Fong: Klok: Who?
principalpoop: huh
llanwydd: LOL
Honey Sanchez: hey they got to the moon with less, tween
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Mark Time (who is no longer with us) met him when he was out in Cal working for Apple.
Hemlock Stones: just bog standard P4s Tween, i thought of Macs but they werent versatile enough for my tastes
klokwkdog: owsley stanley, Dex
Honey Sanchez: mac attack ack
Dexter Fong: poop has apparently restricted his verbiage to wo consanants and a vowel
llanwydd: I think dex was making a pun
Hemlock Stones: and cost three times as much which was beyond me
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Versatile? Hmmm... what couldn't they do?
cease: the inventor of steam?
Honey Sanchez: he was quite the character
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The cost I'd believe.
Dexter Fong: llan is correct
Dexter Fong: or What?
Honey Sanchez: lol seems so to wo consanants and a vowel works lol
cease: muggle gage reefer?
klokwkdog: In late 1967, Owsley's lab was raided by police; he was found in possession of a huge quantity of LSD, the equivalent of several hundred thousand individual doses. Despite this incriminating evidence, he claimed that it was for personal use, but was eventually found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison
cease: honey hash oil?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That would be a looooong trip lol
Honey Sanchez: no thanks, im good
Honey Sanchez: "smiles
Hemlock Stones: probably a one way trip too, Tween
Dexter Fong: Tween: The Trip from which no man Returns
cease: thats what the muggle was dipped in
ToTweenOrNotToTween: No doubt, Stones.
cease: freed by weed
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Astral projected to Alpha Centuri, I would think.
Honey Sanchez: alan freed ?
Dexter Fong: Perky by Mercary
Dexter Fong: refill time
klokwkdog: I listened to the mangled Linux Link Tech Show live this week and one of the hosts really did a job on Apple. Then I read Josh Marshall's appreciation of his iMac in TPM today, which was 100% positive. I think it depends on who you are and what you do with computers
principalpoop: iuyewu
Honey Sanchez: hey alpha centari is nice this time of aeon
cease: i read that
klokwkdog: Maybe Clem will finish up tonight and play the 3 Dead Trolls' "Internet Help Desk", which pretty much sums up Apple from both directions
ToTweenOrNotToTween: PK, everybody test your vision with P's eye chart...
Honey Sanchez: lol klok
klokwkdog: eyeball hat chart?
Hemlock Stones: i dont like the elitism and the ipod crap thats come out of Apple in recent years, i used to like them Klok but they arent getting any of my money thats for sure
principalpoop: who are you? and what are you doing with that computer?
klokwkdog: who is Many People? I don't see him/her in the "On line" list...
Honey Sanchez: hi poop
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They're now having to fight the iTunes DRM in Scandanavia.
cease: a few people with a lot of personalities
Honey Sanchez: many people is a kiowa i know
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Apparently the issue isn't settled in France.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Grats Clem...
cease: good to hear, ah
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The people I know are Lakota.
Hemlock Stones: If i buy music or for that matter a video or movie, it becomes mine and i do with it exactly as i please, and if they dont like it then tough, i will get it some other way
klokwkdog: Honey -- related to Running Motif?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: I don't like them encoding personal info into the iTunes tracks I buy.
llanwydd: well, I must be marching off to bedlam. see you next thrusdeigh
klokwkdog: I just don't get it, period. It's not going away; I don't have to have it now
klokwkdog: nite, llan
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Happy bedlam, LL...
Honey Sanchez: yes klok
Honey Sanchez: mitakuye oyasin
cease: llan
principalpoop: night llan
ah,clem: good night everyone
Honey Sanchez: goodnight Llan
klokwkdog switches to FallingStars "pop" channel...
klokwkdog: nite Clem -- GREAT SHOW tonight
Bambi: thanks Clem! :-)
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Wasn't he in the second Godzilla movie, Honey?
Dexter Fong: Night llan'
klokwkdog: glad you're back and connected
cease: the usual quality, ah clem
Honey Sanchez: yes, thank you clem
principalpoop: night and thanks ah clem :)
Hemlock Stones: i have spent very many years promoting and playing music on radio and at live gigs and even made music and vids in studios, often for no financial incentive whatsoever so if they think they are screwing me for the little dosh i have now they can go play with themselves
Honey Sanchez: just a bit part tweeny
Hemlock Stones: good night clem
Hemlock Stones: and Bambi
Dexter Fong: I must go park the car, fortunately my wife's car is saving a legal space for me...I shall be out of town next week and prolly absent...good nights to all, a betterdaze everyone
Bambi: good night all .. wonderful to see you all! If you get a chance to stop by for the Saturday night line up on CNI Radio, we'd love to 'see' ya! http://www.cniradio.com
klokwkdog: front is thru; dropped from 96ºF at 7PM to 73 now!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: This sounds like disco, Klok. Mongo hate disco.
Honey Sanchez: hey me too Hem right on, bro!!!
principalpoop: night all euioyenis
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Bye Dex...
klokwkdog: nite Poop
||||||||| principalpoop leaves to catch the 11:47 PM train to Elmertown.
Bambi: (still live remote from up north!)
Hemlock Stones: ok good night Dex, have fun see you in a couple of weeks
Honey Sanchez: nite dex
klokwkdog: Tween -- mark almond coming up
Hemlock Stones: hope you enjoy the tunes Bambi
Honey Sanchez: ahhhhh the rasta railroad is still running
Honey Sanchez smiles
klokwkdog: bambi -- what is the feed, though? silence?
Hemlock Stones: yes Honey i heard the mournful sound of the whistle again
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Slightly different genre, Klok.
klokwkdog: check the playlist. they wander all over the place
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Bales on flatbeds, Honey?
Honey Sanchez: africans and immigrants on bales on flatbeds, tween
klokwkdog: being brought over to make cars?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Ah, a Korean station Klok.
Honey Sanchez: lol music
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Or bongs, perhaps.
Hemlock Stones: but not for much longer i think Klok
klokwkdog: oh, Toyota is gonna buy Ford
cease: toyota isnt that stupid
cease: nissan could have bought ford a couple decades ago.
Honey Sanchez: we are the third world now, cease
klokwkdog: it's worth it to shut down the competition
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They've surpassed them in US sales anyway.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They're now just behind GM.
Hemlock Stones: its the fourth world over here Honey
klokwkdog: it's all about oversupply and the Chinese are coming
Hemlock Stones: will need a lot of tissues then klok
klokwkdog: Hemlock -- any football clubs there that aren't owned by Russians?
Honey Sanchez: im aimin for the fifth, myself, Hemlock
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Yep. You'll be seeing Chinese cars competing with Hyundai and such in a couple of years.
Hemlock Stones: some local teams yes lol
klokwkdog: Cherry 2000 will have a whole new meaning
Honey Sanchez: lol klok
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Quite, Klok lol
cease: when i first went to japan, they had a car called the Cherry
cease: a cigarette too. unfortunatley not cherry flavoured
Honey Sanchez: oh appeal to the chinese sense of culture and beauty cherry ah so
klokwkdog: I should talk. I was getting 20 oz of gas at the local Getty station and looked down and there was a sticker on the pump encouraging me to get a Lukoil credit card to get discounts on purchases
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Amazing what the Japanese did between the 60's & 80's. From a laughing stock to a real competitor.
Hemlock Stones: yes wasnt it the Datsun Cherry ?
klokwkdog: Cat -- I think the Indonesians or Iranians own that for tobacco
cease: it may have been, stones
cease: iranains have cherry rice, which is quite nice
cease: not as good as belgian Cherry Beer
Honey Sanchez: i believe so i think i rolled my stepmothers a couple of weeks after she got one oops
klokwkdog: a whole 'new meaning to Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The Am companies better get on the hybrid bandwagon tout suite...
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Sounds tasty, Cat.
Hemlock Stones: they published a survey of large luxury and small economy cars over here today and found that the small economy cars were more reliable and less trouble
cease: the beer is, the cigarette isnt
cease: i never ate the car
Hemlock Stones: trhere was also a news item on radio four tonight about how GM supressed the electric car in 1996
ToTweenOrNotToTween: I don't doubt it Stones. Who owns Jag now anyway, BMW?
Honey Sanchez: grrrrrrrrrrr
klokwkdog: anything made in large volume gets more better than the luxury stuff. The Range Rover is a key example. Well, any Rover is a key example except the old standard and longs
ToTweenOrNotToTween: They sure did, the fools..
Hemlock Stones: yes i think so Tween, even Mercedes have become unreliable
klokwkdog: I think Ford or GM owns them
ToTweenOrNotToTween: That's unbelivable about Mercedes.
cease: i had to stop driving volvos when the dealship switched to subaru.
cease: told me volvos were shit since ford bought them
Honey Sanchez: soon it will be like clear channel all owned by some reclusive small group of wankers
Hemlock Stones: seriously Tween, lots of recalls and complaints and breakdowns
klokwkdog: Stones -- California had a zero emissions law that was going to require a certain percentage of cars sold in the state had to be zero em. by 2000 or something
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from jaundice
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Merlyn - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
klokwkdog: So the GM electric car was a halfhearted attempt to meet that requirement
cease: yeah, 6 years ago
cease: sounds like the conan obrien riff, in the year 2000
: nite folks
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 12:00 AM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Wouldn't mind having one of the Lexus 450h hybrids. Not at all...
Merlyn: whoa
Merlyn: that' s right, my modem disconnected
klokwkdog: CA is a pain in the side of the auto companies since their emissions laws can supercede the Federal ones
ToTweenOrNotToTween: And once again the Reaper swipes his sythe!
Honey Sanchez: hmmmmmmmm
Merlyn: ok, now I'll leave
||||||||| Merlyn rushes off, saying "12:00 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| 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..
klokwkdog: The Republicans made darn sure the Congress passed a law that prevents any other states from making stronger emissions laws
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Some people wanted to change that about Cal, as I recall.
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Think Arrrnold might actually have done something good there.
cease: can you iamgine the firesign theatre havcing sprung up in portland?
cease: seattle?
cease: cleveland?
Honey Sanchez: des moines
Honey Sanchez: ?
klokwkdog: maine or oregon, Cat?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: The culture wouldn't have supported it. No radio that would have aired them.
cease: denver?
cease: from banghor all the way to m ight main
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Falligstars really is quite eclectic...
klokwkdog: yeah, who the heck is Blackmoor's Night?
ToTweenOrNotToTween: From Bangalor all the way to mighty Lahore!
cease: they all lived in other cities but the firesign of the time was very much an la phenom
Hemlock Stones: ok folks its rediculously late here now so i better call time at least for me
cease: ok stones
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Excellent band. That's Richie Blackmore from Deep Purple, believe it or not.
klokwkdog: nite Stones, have a ridiculously nice sleep!
Hemlock Stones: thanks for the company and the laughs and hope to see you all again next week]
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Sleep well, Stones.
Hemlock Stones: have a good week and stay cool and stay safe
klokwkdog: how the heck can you see me???!
klokwkdog: that's scary
Honey Sanchez: goodnight, hemlock
Hemlock Stones: mystical psychic powers klok
klokwkdog: ;-)
Hemlock Stones: next week wear some pants klok or i will tell
klokwkdog: whew, i thought you'd invaded my computer somehow
Honey Sanchez: goodnight cease, klok, tweeny clem
klokwkdog: stones -- if it's cooler, I will
ToTweenOrNotToTween: You didn't notice Stone's photograph in the upper right hand corner of your screen, staring back at you?
klokwkdog: no, just Ayn Rand
Hemlock Stones: good night all
klokwkdog: but that may just be the owsley...
cease: ok night all
||||||||| cease says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, cease exits at 12:07 AM.
klokwkdog: nite Cat!
ToTweenOrNotToTween: or John Poindexter, perhaps...
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:07 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Hemlock Stones by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
klokwkdog: all right, on three...
klokwkdog: I'm outta here, folks
klokwkdog: good-night
klokwkdog: bye
klokwkdog: anyone who comes later -- YOU'RE TOO LATE
ToTweenOrNotToTween: Well it looks like that's it for tonight. have a happy, everybody...
klokwkdog: nite Tweeny, Honey
||||||||| At 12:08 AM, ToTweenOrNotToTween scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| klokwkdog leaves to catch the 12:08 AM train to Rhode Island.
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Honey Sanchez - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers bightrethighrehighre inside, makes a note of the time (12:54 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
bightrethighrehighre: ....dammitt....late agin....!!!!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 1:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| bightrethighrehighre - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 4 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 4:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ah,clem - 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 5:32 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:

Charles Throat
Dexter Fong
El Diablo Yamamoto
Hemlock Stones
Honey Sanchez
Honey SS
Inspector LeStrade
Mark Time
TOR Hershman
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Bubba's Brain

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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"