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 October 26, 2006 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Firebroiled inside, makes a note of the time (8:37 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Firebroiled: Before the Beginning, there was this Turtle. And the Turtle was alone. And he looked around, and he saw his neighbor, which was his Mother. And he lay down on top of his neighbor, and behold, she bore him in tears, an oak tree. Which grew all day, and then fell over, like a bridge. And lo, under the bridge there came a Catfish, and he was very big, and he was walking, and he was the biggest he had seen. [Fading] And so were the fiery balls of this fish, one of which is the Sun, and the other, they called the Moon . .
Firebroiled: then there was Bush.........
||||||||| Firebroiled leaves to catch the 8:38 AM train to Billville.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies WarpedOne in through the front door at 8:19 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
WarpedOne: Hi gang
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Merlyn in through the front door at 8:24 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Merlyn: Nobody is here yet; about half an hour people will arrive
||||||||| "8:24 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Merlyn, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| It's 8:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| WarpedOne - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:39 PM and ah,clem sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| 8:44 PM: Hemlock Stones jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Hemlock Stones: Greetings ah clem
ah,clem: good evening, Mr. Stones
Hemlock Stones: just doing some maintenance and clearing out the spyware and other nonesens which Microsoft seems to encourage
ah,clem: cni live link up in a few minutes
Hemlock Stones: ok will be listening
ah,clem: yea, lots of that in windows, you should run linux, :)
Hemlock Stones: i trust i find you and Bambi in good spirits and fine fettle
ah,clem: note the new link, as that will be of better quality
Hemlock Stones: i was thinking of it and Klok, bless him was going to walk me through the process
ah,clem: well, I am recovering from a flu bug, the good news is I am recovering
Hemlock Stones: another problem i have though is that some of my specialised audio and music programms dont run on linux
ah,clem: I live in linux, so if I can help, let me know
||||||||| Outside, the 8:48 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Mudhead coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| 8:48 PM -- Mudhead left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Hemlock Stones: Hi Mud
ah,clem: best bet is dual boot, till you find things you like that do that in linux
Hemlock Stones: thanks for that clem, will do
Hemlock Stones: must go and run spybot now, bbs
||||||||| Hemlock Stones leaves to catch the 8:50 PM train to Funfun Town.
||||||||| Mudhead steps in at 8:56 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Mudhead: hiya Stones
Mudhead: hiya ahclem
Mudhead: casting for broads yet?
||||||||| "9:00 PM? 9:00 PM!!" says Catherwood, "llanwydd should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as llanwydd enters and sits at the bar.
Mudhead: even lan
llanwydd: howdy folks
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Mudhead: late as usual Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Mudhead and mumbles "oh, fuck off Mudhead!"
Mudhead: ook ook a chook Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Mudhead
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:01 PM and late as usual, it's Elayne, just back from New York."
Mudhead: Hiya Elayne
Mudhead: any news on Lili?
Elayne: Evenin', Mudhead and llanwydd and Jim!
||||||||| Merlyn waltzes in at 9:02 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Merlyn: hello awl
Elayne: Hi Brian!
llanwydd: I used to think he was saying something like ookookachoocha but it's actually goo goo goo joob, sir
Mudhead: thats my knocker
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:02 PM, dragging Bambi by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
Elayne: No, I'm hoping DocTech shows up and lets us know. Last I heard she was in the hospital w/ pneumonia so that cancelled our visit.
Elayne: Hey Fran!
Bambi: hi Clem, E!, llanwydd, Merlyn and Mudhead
llanwydd: funny how we both thought it was ookookachoocha
Mudhead: ah, im glad you knew
Merlyn: David Ossman said he'll be here on Thursday, Nov 16 as George Tirebiter to promote his new book "The Ronald Reagan Murder Case"
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Boney into the room, accepts a jar of pennies as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:03 PM, then departs.
Mudhead: you departed last week prior to our message
Bambi: Mudhead, haven't heard any news yet on Lili...but hoping she is doing well
Bambi: or at least as well as possible
Boney: Three minutes late.
Elayne: Hey Boney!
Boney: Elayne the blogstress
Elayne: We're hoping to drive up there Saturday.
llanwydd: I sure hope I get to talk to Ossman. I missed him the last time he was on and I missed Bergman when he was here as well
Mudhead: so if you want the massage Elayne juss say
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:04 PM, dragging WarpedOne by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Firehead?"
Boney: I'm a big fan of your cats
Bambi: hi Warp
Elayne: Evenin' Warped one!
llanwydd: Hi WO
Merlyn: I'll announce it more officially closer to the date
Merlyn: hey warp, you were early earlier
WarpedOne: hi gang
WarpedOne: I was here warped in an hour early
Bambi: lol
Elayne: Good choice of CD for this evening, Jim
Boney: On second thought, I don't think I like the word blogstress. Too much like mistress or waitress.
llanwydd: warp one is the speed of light, isn't it?
Mudhead: theres gentlmen in here ah,clem ?
Bambi: I can vouch for that firehead ;-)
Elayne: Just a blogger, Boney. Just another bozo on the blogbus.
Bambi: how are you doing E! Great to see ya!
ah,clem: thanks E! and hi everyone
Boney: Hurt me, blogstress. How bout another round of joe, blogstress
Mudhead: Catherwood buy Bambi a toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Mudhead and says "Stop typing gibberish, Mudhead!"
llanwydd: what exactly is the good choice of a CD? I'll see if I have it and put it on
Bambi: yes, kinda like web mistriss I guess lol ... either one is a webmaster or not lol
Elayne is multitasking and trying to catch up on blog reading at the same time as this chat...
||||||||| "9:07 PM? 9:07 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits in the comfy chair.
Elayne: Evenin' Cat!
cease: hi el. how are you?
Mudhead: hiya Cat
llanwydd: hi cat
ah,clem: web mistress of the dark?
Bambi: great thought Mudhead even if C a t h e r w o o d didn't get it lol
cease: llan, mud, bambi, ah, merl, warp
Bambi: hey Cat
Elayne: A bit better, Cat, but still using the air cast. Not elevating the leg(s) as much as I should be. Always on my feet or upright at a computer desk...
cease: got your emial, bambi. i
cease: i'll get on that mushroom recording thing by next week
WarpedOne: greetings cease
Bambi: thanks Cat!
Mudhead: do I know you Warped One ?
llanwydd: I don't get emial. I get emile. It's the french version
WarpedOne: probably not
Mudhead: welcome then
WarpedOne: I'm came in from the right
Bambi: I get emale ... it comes packaged as spam
cease: ah, immortality
WarpedOne: thanks
||||||||| 9:10 PM: InspectorTwénseau 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: id rather have e-female
InspectorTwénseau: End oui, I havt brought my meunkey wrist may as well...
Elayne: Evenin' Tweeny!
InspectorTwénseau: Evenin' all...
llanwydd: hey twens
Mudhead: All yur Tween are belong to us
Elayne: Ah, a US Plus ad... my husband loves these, we actually have a US Plus running gag...
Bambi: yes, I agree with Elayne...good choice :-)
cease: tween. have some pork
Bambi: hey Tween
InspectorTwénseau: Tastes like fish!
Elayne is back to blog-reading... will try not to fade away...
llanwydd: I own the idea of pork
cease: dont tell the pigs
InspectorTwénseau: Thought that was Tom DeLay...
Bambi: gee, and I thought one would have to be a penguin to appreciate fish lol
WarpedOne: that's the rub
cease: isnt he in jail yet?
llanwydd: I have a lot of intellectual property by the way
InspectorTwénseau: More of a joker...
llanwydd: too bad it's not worth much
Boney: http://www.chatcreator.com/chat.php?chanel=Pen-Elayne
Mudhead: have a going out of intellect property sale
llanwydd: lol
InspectorTwénseau: That would be if the Republicans win the election.
Bambi: lol, my great grandfather had some intellectual property once, he went by sea, to beat his ex-partner who was going by carriage ... he was lost at sea.
Mudhead: so its not ook ook a chook huh?
cease: ralph spoilport has been going on longer than ralph williams did
InspectorTwénseau: Hence, no more intellect...
llanwydd: not according to the Big Mystery Joke Book, Mud
Elayne: Yeah Boney, I started a chatroom, but didn't realize you can't make yourself an op there (remember IRC, folks? same rules, same coding), so until I can /op myself and have the ability to kick and ban and so forth, I'm not sure I'm going to open it up again.
Elayne: I mean, it exists, but I don't know that I'll be frequenting it.
Mudhead: remember IRC, Im still on it!
llanwydd: BMJB has the script of the Further Adventures of Nick Danger
cease: i thoguht you were too busy to chat, el
WarpedOne: IRC....
Bambi: so my grandfather created the vertical blind for my grandmother when they were young. He said it wasn't worth anything and probably remembered what happened to his father when he tried for a patent lol
Boney: Elayne, we've got a tux cat, too. Her name Mo (short for Motor) alias Big Mo alias Mozilla (old Gozilla eyes)
Elayne: Go figure, Cat, now I'm in two chatrooms...
InspectorTwénseau: Those venutians can't see very well...
llanwydd: well, I have a patent on everything I know, which is unfortunately wrong
Boney: alias Momo
Elayne: Aww, Boney... love me some Datsa, he'll be celebrating his 14th birthday next Tuesday (we think he's 14, he might be 15)...
llanwydd: by the way, how many of our forefathers took drugs. be honest
Mudhead: so kittys got three names, must confuse her
||||||||| Hemlock Stones enters at 9:18 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
llanwydd: hey stones!
Mudhead: ah, Stones
Elayne: Hey Hemlock!
InspectorTwénseau: I only had one father :-(
Hemlock Stones: ..........and greetings to all who are not here
InspectorTwénseau: Hail and well met, Stones...
cease: stones
Bambi: personally, I think my grandfather was right ... leave it to anyone who wants to make them ... if they want to. Which someone of course did. Although it could have just been parallel evolution ... it's hard to justify patents when often it's only a matter of who gets to the patent office first or thinks it's worth a bundle to them.
cease: hows it rolling?
Bambi: hi Stones
InspectorTwénseau: How true, Bambi
Hemlock Stones: alas i cannot stay the course tonight as i have to be up at an unseemly hour to see the Doctor
Mudhead: give him my best
InspectorTwénseau: Problems, Stones?
llanwydd: doctor's work at unseemly hours
Hemlock Stones: will do
Elayne: Ah, I knew Firefox had to have a keyboard shortcut to switch tabs... this'll make multitasking a lot easier. By the way, Firefox 2.0 is wonderful.
llanwydd: I mean doctors
Bambi: can you imagine if Tim Berners Lee had patented the WWW ... just how far would the WWW have gotten if you had to pay to use it beyond your connection?
Merlyn: let me know if you find any problems with fst.com, elayne
Merlyn: with firefox, I mean
Hemlock Stones: yes, the painkillers i have been prescribed have cause allergic reaction in my eyes and now i have an ulcerated cornea
InspectorTwénseau: FF 2 isn't on the autoupdate yet. Mayble I'll wait for 2.01 ;-)
Mudhead: ouch,
WarpedOne: ayne, good to hear
Hemlock Stones: still, mustnt grumble
Mudhead: i will
Bambi: I can't wait to get it Elayne ... I am hearing wonderful things about FF 2.0 from every quarter.
Mudhead: grmble, grmble
InspectorTwénseau: Yikes Stones :-(
llanwydd: the firesign theatre got in trouble for using the word "oz".
Bambi: I am waiting to make sure everyone works out the bugs for a new version before I update lol
llanwydd: can you imagine. two letters were jointly owned by disney and mgm
cease: true
Mudhead: may i ask what pain killer Stones?
Hemlock Stones: whats wrong with Oz, llan ?
cease: i wonder if australia got in trouble for that too
WarpedOne: you would think the 2.0 would be stable
Hemlock Stones: codein based Mud
llanwydd: It was already "taken"
Bambi: sorry to hear that Stones ... that's happened to me before when doc precribes anything with codeine in it
Mudhead: so you can get better Im hopin
cease: speaking of oz, i wonder if any of you have heard austin's Down Under Danger?
||||||||| "9:24 PM? 9:24 PM!!" says Catherwood, "BobD.Caterino should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as BobD.Caterino enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
Mudhead: oh, id love to cat
cease: i'll have it in mail to ah clem and bambi so y'all can hear it. very dark
InspectorTwénseau: Nope Cat
llanwydd: haven't even heard of it, cat
Bambi: codeine ... move head and throw up lol
InspectorTwénseau: Evenin' Bob...
Boney: old Godzilla eyes
llanwydd: welcome back bob
Elayne: Evenin' BobD!
BobD.Caterino: Hey all
Bambi: hi BobD.C
BobD.Caterino: ah,clem: that would be great, cat
cease: bob
Hemlock Stones: Hi Bob
Bambi: I haven't heard Danger DownUnder ... have I Clem?
llanwydd: I've had similar trouble with codeine based cough medicine but only because of the sickening sweetness of it
llanwydd: It can be hard to keep down
BobD.Caterino: what is that?? Thats not what I types or um thats not my type
BobD.Caterino: Inventer of dead cat soap
cease: its weird hearing austin with other people than firesigns
Hemlock Stones: its an effective painkiller but the dosage has been too high for me i think llan, so now i am also taking high end anti biotics, i seem to be keeping the Natiional health Service working overtime
Bambi: the sweetness doesn't bother me ... it's the codeine ... any codeine stuff is really hard on me.
BobD.Caterino: He has always done that
Boney: http://www.ebookmall.com/ebooks/growing-up-goomba-caterino-ebooks.htm
BobD.Caterino: The L.A. Allstars in the eighties
cease: roller maidens was with the other firesigns and tales of the old detective is a solo project, no other voices
BobD.Caterino: Boney??? um
cease: la allstars? i dont know that
cease: oh austins old radio show, hollywood nighshift
BobD.Caterino: Saw them on something called The Bill Boggs Show
llanwydd: I recently acquired "Roller Maidens" and it is beginning to "unfold" for me
BobD.Caterino: also saw Firesign on that show
BobD.Caterino: great record
cease: i got a copy of that from elayne
InspectorTwénseau: Roller Maidens is wonderful.
llanwydd: what still confuses me in "RM" is why there are two tv announcers talking at the same time on two parts of the album
llanwydd: they speak the same text occasionally but usually just talk over each other
BobD.Caterino: just freaky at times
Hemlock Stones: maybe its just one announcer in two places at once
InspectorTwénseau: Social commentary perhaps, LL ;-)
Merlyn: that's my favorite bit, especially the two Nixons talking over each other
BobD.Caterino: Yeah but, he is not anywhere at all after all
Bambi: I thought they were just in the control room listening to them both ... could be wrong though lol
llanwydd: to me it's just confusing
BobD.Caterino: Nick exxon lol
Merlyn: one talks about driving somewhere, and the other one is saying "I don't drive, I have a chauffeur"
Hemlock Stones: i like the small ad for Hot Leather Fun
cease: hes the president of everything and everything is sad
Boney: I want this mug to be my literary agent. http://www.geocities.com/goombabobby/
BobD.Caterino: Retired from that drove me nuts
BobD.Caterino: My boney boy
InspectorTwénseau: I see Nino has me in Montery Park, CA. Note _even_ close lol
BobD.Caterino: Just put on the make up and think like a girl
cease: monterey is good, park not so
BobD.Caterino: I am trying to think like a girl but all I do is think of girls
llanwydd: why are we whispering?
Hemlock Stones: better than being in AOHell Twenseau
Bambi: I wonder where I am tonight LOL ... Nino has me all over the country from week to week
BobD.Caterino: Thats mean Bambi
WarpedOne: burps rudley
Boney: That's okay, BobDCaterino, I haven't written a book
WarpedOne: rudely
Bambi: you have an excellent point there Stones about AOHell lol
BobD.Caterino: ok, I never read one
Boney: BobD.Caterino
Hemlock Stones: i remember burps rudley, played sax with Bix Biderbek
InspectorTwénseau: It takes leather burps to play rudby...
BobD.Caterino: No one from Jersey huh?
WarpedOne: say that three times fast
Mudhead: I musta gotten my codeine at Dr X's
llanwydd: I was thinking something like that stones
Hemlock Stones: not for much longer Bambi, AOL has sold out to an outfit called Carphone Whorehouse
BobD.Caterino: lol Mudhead
Bambi: AOLHell and their "Port Magic" little green shamrock that is a piece of crap.
||||||||| "9:36 PM? 9:36 PM!!" says Catherwood, " Bubba's Brain should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bubba's Brain enters and sits at the bar.
Bubba's Brain: Greetings, all
WarpedOne: guud one stones
llanwydd: hey bub!
InspectorTwénseau: Hey Hooiserman...
Mudhead: Bubba!
cease: ah, bubba
llanwydd: are you related to donovan's brain?
BobD.Caterino: All Hail Bubba's Brain um and Lennon
Bambi: well, being from NJ is relative BobD.C ... I spent from 5 to 30 in NJ
cease: and you survived?
Hemlock Stones: only moments later, Carphones biggest client, Vodaphone jumped ship
InspectorTwénseau: How about Spock's Beard?
llanwydd: lol, bambi
BobD.Caterino: In Rahway
Bubba's Brain: They call me mellow yellow....
llanwydd: I keep hearing about spock's beard but I've never heard them
Bambi: yes, amazingly enough ... I survived NJ LOL
cease: first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
Elayne: Back. Who's here - oh, hi Bubba!
Elayne: Sorry, talking to an old friend who just happened to call...
BobD.Caterino: Bambi, ever watch The Uncle Floyd Show
InspectorTwénseau: Rah, rah, rahway, that's the spirit we have here...
Hemlock Stones: wow, Bambi, thats two victories
Mudhead: oh oh I know, a Turtle!
Bubba's Brain: Hey, E
Elayne: No DocTech yet? Should I be concerned? I think I'll call him.
Bambi: had some family in Metuchen ... so been close to Rahway ... and drove through it a few times
cease: i havent heard from him in a few days, el
ah,clem: 5 to 30, sounds like a very stiff sentence
Bambi: lived at the Jersey Shore
cease: sounds very busy with lili stuff
llanwydd: I used to see uncle floyd when I channel surfed but it didn't really catch my interest
Bubba's Brain: Heard about the toad-sucking dog yet? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6376594
Boney: http://www.unclefloyd.com/
InspectorTwénseau: Sure hope she's better.
BobD.Caterino: Born in Newark and when I was smart enough I ran out of there with my life. The murder capital of the world
Bambi: was it on WOR?
Boney: The Google
WarpedOne: fark had toad sucking dog link
llanwydd: toad sucking dog? you mean rush limbaugh?
InspectorTwénseau: The dog likes to get high?
cease: all i know of new jersey i learned from watching the sopranos
cease: perhaps not the most authoritative source of information
WarpedOne: Don't do drugs kids only dopes use dope
Bambi: was uncle floyd a kid's program?
InspectorTwénseau: LOL LL...
Bubba's Brain: Its an NPR story about a dog addicted to toads.
BobD.Caterino: They filmed on my block
Hemlock Stones: Farking up the wrong tree eh Warped One ?
WarpedOne: your dog wants oxycontin
cease: all that have consciousness seek to alter it
Elayne: Left a message on DocTech's cell. Back to blog-browsing...
BobD.Caterino: a take off on kids programing but for adults
cease: warped one, are you frank zappa in disguise?
BobD.Caterino: May as well have watched Supy Sales
WarpedOne: lol
Bambi: the sopranos didn't live at the Jersey Shore ... they lived in the city ... it's a different place ...like a different state
cease: i remember soupy.
BobD.Caterino: Who wrote that dog thingy
Hemlock Stones: a higher plane of being Bambi ?
Mudhead: Frank is in the skys
BobD.Caterino: They filmed in Belleville NJ
Boney: Uncle Floyd was in Crazy People. I love that movie.
llanwydd: I used to love soupy sales
Bambi: ah, ok Bob ... I watched Soupy Sales too Cat
WarpedOne: I remember Soupy
Hemlock Stones: Dog Thingy, i remember him too, was on vibes i think
Bambi: my favorite kid's show was Gene London
Mudhead: i'm ashamed to say I did to
BobD.Caterino: He isstill going strong, Did a gig with the old guy about a year ago
llanwydd: did you watch sandy becker, bambi?
Bambi: not sure if one could call it a higher plane Stones...just different
BobD.Caterino: Gene London?
Elayne: Wait wait, who mentioned Uncle Floyd, Boney?
BobD.Caterino: tears, getting misty now
Elayne: That's about ten lifetimes ago for me... I was one of the "dirty 30" a couple decades ago.
BobD.Caterino: Samdy Becker is my all time below the belt fav
Hemlock Stones: great tune Bob, play it for me
cease: i remember proctor tlaking about the origin of that line
cease: nuked em until they glowed
Bambi: Yeah, Gene London was out of Philadelphia
Boney: Elayne, there is a connection between BobD.Caterino and Uncle Floyd
Elayne: Last time I saw Floyd, I was in the green room backstage at a now-cancelled Don Imus TV chat show, having been invited there by Proctor & Bergman & Austin. Very strange, to hang with Firesign and see Floyd again.
Bambi: where we lived, we could get all the NY stations and all the Philly stations too
llanwydd: I remember the name gene london but I don't remember him
Elayne: Yes, I do vaguely remember your name, BobD.
WarpedOne: Did Uncle please have a cousin named PINK?
BobD.Caterino: I did that show from seventy four till seventy eight
Elayne: Wait, which one's Pink?
InspectorTwénseau: lol E
Elayne: Ah, slightly before my time then, Bob. I was on briefly once, sang a song I wrote about him. But I knew most of the cast members from the early '80s.
WarpedOne: where did I leave my cigar
Bambi: Gene London was a great storyteller
llanwydd: I got some of the philadelphia stations though. I remember wee willie webber and doctor shock
llanwydd: they were on wphl
Elayne: I do think I remember you BobD, but like I said, only vaguely.
BobD.Caterino: Oh I quit the show when they started showing up. Mugsy smelled too much may he rip
InspectorTwénseau: On the gravy train, Warp
Bambi: watched doctor shock for sure
Bambi: and dr who
Elayne: Smelled? I don't recall an odor as such. But I wasn't that close to him, he was pretty disdainful of most of the fans.
Elayne: Still, his death came as quite the shock.
BobD.Caterino: He passed this year
BobD.Caterino: yeah
Elayne: I dated Skip Rooney briefly.
BobD.Caterino: I would guess so lol
Elayne: That's about as "close" as I got to any of the cast members. But most were friendly acquaintances.
BobD.Caterino: I was Growcho Markowitz
Elayne: Oh!
Elayne: OH!
WarpedOne: G1 IT
Elayne: Yes, I do remember you!
BobD.Caterino: Dr Who??? I loved the bob dillon guy
cease: grow? we do that a lot in bc
Elayne: I'd wondered whatever happened to you? Whatever did? :)
Bambi: I don't remember Uncle Floyd ... maybe I missed that show entirely ...
BobD.Caterino: moved on and started writing
llanwydd: there was a guy on a new york city station (I think it was channel 5) called the amazing kreskin. anybody remember him?
cease: i dont remember that show in la
WarpedOne: listening to Astronomy Domine at the moment
Elayne: Sounds like a much better expenditure of time.
Bambi: Baker?
llanwydd: he used to read minds or something
BobD.Caterino: He still is around Kreskin
Elayne: Sure llan, I remember Kreskin. Horrible toupe.
WarpedOne: Bambi, Plug me later plz
Bubba's Brain: Get a room.
Bambi: I didn't watch alot of television ... still don't
llanwydd: I never figured out if he was a fake but I don't remember too much of what he did
cease: like nino?
BobD.Caterino: haw long has everyone been a fan of TFT
Hemlock Stones: very wise, Bambi
InspectorTwénseau: Love the Floyd as well, Warp.
||||||||| The Duke of Yamamoto steals in around 9:49 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Hemlock Stones: life is too short
Bubba's Brain: 1/64th mile.
Elayne: I segued from Floyd fandom into Firesign fandom, more or less. Kind of coincided.
Mudhead: ya
InspectorTwénseau: Yammy....
Elayne: Hey Yam!
cease: hey yammy
Bambi: you mean tell everyone about Warped Radio?
BobD.Caterino: I watched way too much television and my life is shorter for it
Bambi: hi Yammy
Bubba's Brain: Yam
cease: you yam what you yam
Elayne: Mayhap around 25 years now, I'd say.
cease: if this album had ended with the candles in the wind thing it would have been perfect
Bambi: hi Bubba
Elayne is shutting up and going back to blog-reading for awhile.
InspectorTwénseau: BTW, Warp... nice station you've got there
The Duke of Yamamoto: OI
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Bam.
BobD.Caterino: in 1968 I took a hit of LSD (Not recomended) and they poped on the radio
Boney: I'm addicted to alpha waves
BobD.Caterino: Not pooped popped
Boney: the alpha state
Bambi: Warp's gonna do a Halloween special on Warped Radio
llanwydd: Poped on the radio. LOL
WarpedOne: who me?
Mudhead: 71 here BobD, I was a radio programmer
Elayne: No, the popes on the radio were the SubGenius folks (also a Firesign connection)...
BobD.Caterino: was hooked for life not on LSD but on Firesign
InspectorTwénseau: Have to check out the show, Warp...
llanwydd: must have been pope paul
Hemlock Stones: the Pope on a Rope ?
Merlyn: Hey BB, I was off window
WarpedOne: It's kinda sorta running now..
BobD.Caterino: where is it Warped
WarpedOne: Syd Barret will be joining us
cease: when the rest of you first heard this album, didnt you think, "wow, the firesign are back"
Mudhead: ya
Mudhead: Yipeeee!
llanwydd: Its awfully considerate of him to think of us here
BobD.Caterino: um is he not dead or did he just fall over
cease: ive heard some shitty radio, but that's ridiculous
InspectorTwénseau: It's excellent work Cat. No doubt.
Bubba's Brain: Which album, cat?
Boney: brb
cease: the one that just ended, immortality
Bubba's Brain: Oh, sorry, not listening ot CNI at the moment.
cease: i have to get out some more seem real theatre product
BobD.Caterino: Sid Barret is dead no?
Bambi: that's my IRC quit message: She's no fun, she fell right over!
llanwydd: not the dead. pink floyd
cease: the rolling dead?
BobD.Caterino: oh I C
Bambi: that would be great Cat!
WarpedOne: Barret died this eyar
WarpedOne: year....!
Bubba's Brain: The Rolling Floyd
InspectorTwénseau: Actually, a short session for me tonight. Everybody be well and have fun :-)
WarpedOne: Pink Floyd died in 1981
cease: you have a bunch of klok's voice on the memorial website in links, right bambi?
cease: i havent clicked them yet but i will
llanwydd: nite tween!
BobD.Caterino: The Bride of Firesign was good also
cease: i really want to do something with klok's voice
Hemlock Stones: ok Tweenster, catch you later, take care
Bubba's Brain: Sorry to see ya go, Tween.
Bambi: you too Tween! Great to see you!
BobD.Caterino: later tweeny
Mudhead: night Tweeny
WarpedOne: be well tweeny
cease: tween
BobD.Caterino: Man its late, HOW TIME FLIES
cease: i like all their new stuff but immortality is the most moving, for me
Hemlock Stones: its even later here Bob
cease: good thing it doesnt spiders
Bambi: yes, sure do Cat: http://www.bambismusings.com "Klok Memorial" right under the aquarium header picture
WarpedOne: how late is it?
Bubba's Brain: ... like an arrow. Fruit flies like a bananna.
Bambi: it flys too ;-)
cease: i had a few idea the night of the wake chat
ah,clem: ...
BobD.Caterino: now checking
cease: will pursue them
Hemlock Stones: nearly 3
Elayne: Hey Bob, I just found your columns! You should have "plugged" yourself! http://www.useless-knowledge.com/columnists/bobdcaterino/index.html
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'doctec', just granted probation at 9:58 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: I just gave you a plug on my blog.
BobD.Caterino: No thats ok
Bubba's Brain: Hey doc!
llanwydd: hi doc
BobD.Caterino: BAMBI you muse me
doctec: evenin'
Elayne: Hey Doc, I left a message on your voice mail about 15 minutes ago.
Mudhead: hiya doc
Merlyn: hey doc
doctec: got lili back from the hospital today - she's napping at the moment
BobD.Caterino: awww thanks shucks maam
cease: hey. it's the doc
Bambi: Klok did a 7 file "Russian Tea HowTo" and he and I did a phone conversation on the air in 2004 that is up there too
Bambi: hey doc ... how's Lili?
doctec: they set her up with an oxygen feed here are her place
Bambi: LOL Bob
Elayne: You can go there now if you want to give it a glance: http://elayneriggs.blogspot.com
cease: good to hear, doc
cease: hope the pneumonia is behind her
Elayne: Doc, should we call tomorrow night re: the weekend?
Mudhead: great news doc, now NO SMOKING!
Mudhead )
Bambi: so glad Lili's back home!
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| InspectorTwénseau - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
BobD.Caterino: beatles fan also I see
Elayne: Oh yeah, I've been "Pen-Elayne" for awhile. Thanks for getting the pun right away, you have no idea how many people don't.
||||||||| Outside, the 10:00 PM bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Bightrethighrehighre coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
cease: bergman wanted to start the beatles of comedy
doctec: e: this weekend not good, lili is still recuperating
Elayne: Evenin' Bight
llanwydd: hey big
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Elayne: Understood, Doc. BRB, I want to let Robin know.
Bightrethighrehighre: ....Wooly Bully, Louie Louie's and Louises....!!
Bambi: hi Bight
cease: big
Hemlock Stones: and old friend of mine is looking for Earl Scruggs music and hasnt found much, any suggestions please folks ?
||||||||| 10:01 PM: Charles Throat jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
BobD.Caterino: Pen Elayne lol
doctec: we're still waiting for the final word on the biopsy on the mass in her lung ... the good news tho is that there is no malignancy (i.e. it's not cancer-related)
Bightrethighrehighre: ....We F-bomb in five minutes....
cease: good to hear
Mudhead: I have some stones
Charles Throat: that's excellent doctec
llanwydd: got mail. probably spam but must check. brb
Bambi: glad to hear that Doc
Bambi: F-Bomb?
WarpedOne: abort! abort!
Hemlock Stones: bjackson0308@hotmail.com for messenger is all
Elayne: Thank goodness, Doc. Please give her a hug for us and tell her we'll see y'all as soon as it's feasible.
WarpedOne: goes back to chasing angels
ah,clem: Hi CT, been awhile
doctec: e: thanx, will do
Elayne: Sorry Charles, didn't see you come in, good evenin'...
llanwydd: of course it's spam
Boney: I took my smart pills. They probably won't help
Bubba's Brain: Well I'm getting close to having Lodestone's first print catalog in 5 years out...
Elayne: You can delete your cell phone messages now, Doc. :)
Bambi: have a great night Warp
Elayne: Robin's sitting next to me now, and would like you all to know about wild pigs.
Elayne: Bye Warp!
Bambi: hi CT :-)
llanwydd: I think I had the last lodestone catalog
Bubba's Brain: Wild pigs?
WarpedOne: I didn't say I was leaving...
Elayne: Wild pigs are apparently to blame for e.coli in spinach.
Charles Throat: But when's the next Mixville Gazette
Hemlock Stones: my smart pills escaped, Boney
llanwydd: they had some interesting stuff besides firesigh
llanwydd: firesign
Elayne: Oh, and the Amazon used to run in the other direction.
Bambi says Hi Robin
Bubba's Brain: Oh, I thought it was a band name, E.
Elayne: Robin's a compendium of strange factoids like that...
Charles Throat: Kinda like Proctor huh
llanwydd: I've heard of blodwyn pigs
Elayne: Yeah, CT.
Boney: Funny, my spinach doesn't look boarish
Elayne: Wild pigs story: http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/10/26/tainted.spinach.ap/index.html
Bubba's Brain: What a boar!
Charles Throat: Hey I live in Texas, I need no links to that subject
Elayne: Amazon River news:
Bambi: Tweeny lives in TX too CT
Elayne: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6080232.stm
WarpedOne: ribs!
Bambi: sorry you missed him ... short night for Tweeny
doctec: I live in CT
Charles Throat: Really - extreme west here, and I mean extreme as it gets
Boney: You get no links from wild pigs?
llanwydd: I'll bet these are sausage links
Elayne: Hawai'i, CT?
Bubba's Brain: Someone get the BBQ sauce!
Bubba's Brain: Sausage links, E.
Charles Throat: Texas that is Elayne - I can see Mexico and New Mexico from my back yard
Bubba's Brain: Beat me to it LL
BobD.Caterino: Oh Elayne, you are kind and fast
Boney: What about Kinky Friedman? Is he more of a wild turkey?
Elayne: Sausage links... with eyes...
Bambi: Tween's in the Austin area
Charles Throat: Hey y'all come down here' I'll essplain bbq to you
Elayne: Well, I'm kind of fast at any rate, BobD.
WarpedOne: snouts!
Charles Throat: Kinky is a loose cannon that's fer sure
WarpedOne: where are my smokes.....
Boney: We don't need your stinking sausage
Bubba's Brain: I don't eat anything that looks back at me... 'cept those tempura'd shirmp heads.
Elayne: CT, do you want to see Mexico Old and New from your yard?
BobD.Caterino: Thanks for the plug
Charles Throat: WANT to is rather irrelevant...I CN... lol
llanwydd: that friedman rubs me the wrong way
Elayne: By the way, BobD, love your comment on my post. :)
BobD.Caterino: fast I say fast
Charles Throat: yeah he's a bit berserker for me
Boney: turkey sausage
Elayne: Not as fond of the Texas Jewboy as I used to be... kind of a rabid right-wing libertarian type, isn't he?
Bambi: will have to check all the links once we are not streaming ... on dialup here
llanwydd: so what's his first name, Kinkleman? Kinkford? Kinklington?
Charles Throat: it matters not, in Texas governors have almost no power
Elayne: Going back to blog-reading now, I promise...
Elayne idles...
doctec: i sent ah clem another segment for the saturday cni computer show
Charles Throat: except to knock speeches out of ballparks at Democratic conventions
Boney: Kind of Texan, you mean?
doctec: the first in a series: how to deal with winxp hard drive problems
BobD.Caterino: My son, 28 lives in Brooklyn (Oh no) has a podcast. Who knew all the years of forcing the Firesign Theatre down his throat would pay off. No offence Charles
Merlyn: By the way, for people who have come in more recently, David Ossman is saying he will be here in 3 weeks on the Nov 16 chat as Tirebiter to promote "The Ronald Reagan Murder Case" release
Charles Throat: Kind Texan - I know a few
ah,clem: by the way is the strem going out ok, anyone?
Bambi: great doc! we loved your first one!
cease: fantastic, merl
Charles Throat: Offense at what? You wanna fight about it? I just like wearing women's shoes, OK?
Hemlock Stones: ok folks, sorry but have to go now and get some shuteye, but catch you all next week i trust.
llanwydd: I remember austin showed up on a thanksgiving night once
WarpedOne: I got it , ah, clem
Boney: Kinky is kind to small animals anyway
doctec: thanx bambi - i would have tuned in but after dealing with lili being in the hospital (and being with her until 8:30pm that night) i crashed early on saturday
BobD.Caterino: Be where in here?
llanwydd: at least once
Bubba's Brain: Doc, speaking of series... any news on "Next in the Series"?
Charles Throat: cool - I'll be here
Hemlock Stones: stay safe and stay well
Merlyn: ok stones
WarpedOne: stopped a couple of times, tho
cease: stones
Hemlock Stones: byeee
BobD.Caterino: Keep rolling stones
Bambi: I look forward to getting to 'see' David Ossman again, Merlyn!
Elayne: Bye stones!
doctec: bubba: sad to say, no - doesn't seem like it's gonna happen. sigh.
cease: i hope he's in good health
Bambi: not a problem doc .. we understood :-)
WarpedOne: no mas
Bambi: hope to see you in chat when you can
Charles Throat: I have questions about The Sullen Art
Bambi: night Tones!
Charles Throat: really Doc?
Bubba's Brain: too bad, doc.
cease: bad news, doc
llanwydd: nite stones
Charles Throat: way too bad
Bambi: Stones even LOL ... hope you feel better Stones
BobD.Caterino: Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood strides over to BobD.Caterino and mumbles "Hmm?"
||||||||| At 10:14 PM, Hemlock Stones rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
BobD.Caterino: Let them eat cake
doctec: yeah, sux - len had me convinced he was in a position to line up financing - we just needed the demo - another spec deal that dies on the vine (not the first for me)
Charles Throat: Pi for me please
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood gives Bambi a toasted almond.
Elayne: Hang on, I'll do it BobD.
doctec: pi are squared?
Elayne: Catherwood, pour me an Oogie Special.
||||||||| Catherwood gives Elayne an oogie special.
BobD.Caterino: Three pie eyed 2
Elayne gives BobD the Oogie Special.
Charles Throat: When pi are squared it be cobbler
cease: a brown shoe'd square, in the dead of night
llanwydd: what's so special about oogie?
Elayne: There ya go. Happy memories!
BobD.Caterino: lol Elayne. Floyd told me that puppet was a one of a kind
doctec: pi = 3, give or take
Elayne: Don't ask me, llan, ask Bob. He's seen inside the puppet, I'll warrant.
BobD.Caterino: I saw hundreds on a show called Bazzarr
Charles Throat: But Monty Hall just showed us a donkey behind door #1
llanwydd: I see
Charles Throat: Want to change your choice?
Elayne: It really didn't look like a one-off, BobD. But its personality was certainly unique!
Bubba's Brain: Pi = 4, according to the Indiana Legislature, circa 1860.
WarpedOne: good thing it wasnt
doctec: i useta watch uncle floyd back in the day - soupy sales on acid
BobD.Caterino: Monty Hall , is that arsenio's dad? lol
WarpedOne: the elephant behid door#2
doctec: the full monty hall
llanwydd: a new 2006 Donkey!
Elayne doesn't recall anyone on The Price Is Right doing the "Arsenio whooping" noise...
Charles Throat: How is a pizza unlike a guitarist?
Elayne: Doc, BobD used to be a cast member.
Charles Throat: One can feed a family of 4
BobD.Caterino: Don't know Chas
BobD.Caterino: Now I know
Charles Throat: Now you do
doctec: e: so a gathered from previous comments :-)
doctec: impressive
Elayne: Look, not all of us read the log every week, Doc. :)
||||||||| Outside, the 10:18 PM uptown bus from Springfield pulls away, leaving Johnny Piano coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Charles Throat: Hey synchronicity is one of my middle names
cease: jp
BobD.Caterino: Paid me in Breakfast
Johnny Piano: Hey Elayne, Let's Make A Deal!
llanwydd: hey johnny!
Elayne: Charles Synchronicity Throat? Must be hell on the business cards.
WarpedOne: Catherwood, Escort me out
||||||||| Catherwood escorts WarpedOne out.
Elayne: Err, hello Johnny.
Charles Throat: better thatn my other one, "Asshat"
Johnny Piano: Charles is Sting?
doctec: e: neither do i, just surmised from the oogie discussion
Bambi: hi Johnny
llanwydd: nite w1
Bambi: night Warp!
WarpedOne: byeeee alllll
llanwydd: so what's on cni now?
cease: warped
Charles Throat: bye
Merlyn: bye warp
Elayne: Oh, and no deal. And Howie Mandel still makes me squirm, at least two dozen years after I caught his stand-up act once (he was horrible).
BobD.Caterino: Catherwood kick my butt out the door
||||||||| Catherwood kicks BobD.Caterino's butt out the door.
Johnny Piano: E, I was commenting on your Price Is Right remark...
doctec: i'm addicted to placebo - i'd quit but what's the point?
cease: eykiw
Charles Throat: crap I keep forgetting to click the link
BobD.Caterino: hey no, put me down no let me ............
Johnny Piano: How the heck is everyone?
Charles Throat: Hi Johnny
Bambi: are you leaving BobD.C?
doctec: nominally f8unctional at this point
Elayne: Ah, gotcha, Johnny. At least you didn't say "come on down"...
doctec: except for the occasional typo :-)
Boney: You and your metaphysical questions, Johnny
Charles Throat: RUBOUT
Bubba's Brain: Typo positive....
doctec: bob is leaving d.c.?
Johnny Piano: Catherwood, drinks on the house
||||||||| Catherwood drinkss on the house.
Charles Throat: Lots of people are come Nov 7
Elayne: I think he's had a few too many already, he's slurring his "s"s...
Johnny Piano: That explains a lot.
Charles Throat: But what a sketch artist he is
Charles Throat: me too
Bambi: Catherwood added an s to drinks
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Bambi
doctec: november 7, 1941 - a day that will live in ignomity
cease: will democrats take the house?
Charles Throat: That's a long time to stand behind a fish
Charles Throat: Hell yeah
Boney: comics, sketches
Bambi: that was a good one about Catherwood Elayne lol
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to Bambi and mumbles "Something I can help with?"
Johnny Piano: Here's a good one - I saw a story on CNN the other night that had the title: "It's The Economy, Stupid!"
doctec: cat: yes, unless the fix is in
Charles Throat: Catherwood, she likes it a little to the left
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Charles Throat and inquires "Did you want something?"
cease: that what i'm alluding to, doc
cease: rove sounds very sure of himself
Charles Throat: They wish
doctec: you thought paper ballots and mechanical voting machines were unreliable...
Charles Throat: The surprise isn't here yet
Boney: I guess we're all artists on this...
doctec: rove always sounds very sure of himself - he can't afford not to
Charles Throat: Fix all they want, it ain't workin' this time
cease: i hope you're right, charles
Charles Throat: Too many eyes
Bubba's Brain: The Roving reporter... or Rove-ing a reporter.
cease: you think dems will pick up house seats in conn, doc?
Mudhead: yes, i do
doctec: i do think that the general populace is getting sick of the iraq situation tho - and did you hear rumsfeld on the defensive today? sheesh what an a******!
Charles Throat: I dunno, thanks to frikkin Lieberman
||||||||| "10:25 PM? I'm late!" exclaims The Duke of Yamamoto, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
doctec: as far as ct is cincerned, there's always been a strong democratic presence here
Johnny Piano: Duke Duke Duke, Duke of Yam Yam Yam...
Charles Throat: Dan Gerstein (professional asshat) quoted my blog, giving me a moment of infamy
Bubba's Brain: I gotta split. See ya all later.
cease: but you have a republican governor, who'll report a republican senator if lieberman is brought into bush's cabinet
Merlyn: cya BB
cease: by bub
Bubba's Brain: Have fun, y'all.
Charles Throat: When Iread Austin's report that Rush was a fan I had trouble conceiving of it
cease: not report, appoint
Charles Throat: Bye Bubba
Johnny Piano: Nite B
cease: according to josh marshall, anyway
doctec: as for the senat, schlesinger (the gop candidate) did well in the debates, which can't help but siphon off votes from lieberman - it could be a dead heat between him lamont & the liebermeister come erection day
||||||||| "10:26 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bubba's Brain, who then scurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
Bambi: have a great night Bubba
Elayne: Dang, too late to say goodbye to Bubba...
Charles Throat: Doc, that's exactly my hope - I was quite involved in all that, blogwise
cease: i thought lieberman has a big lead in polls
Mudhead: why is she allowed to appoint a Republican, arent we electing someone?
Johnny Piano: It's never too late
cease: lieberman will replace rumsfeld
doctec: charlie: got a link?
Charles Throat: She's in the runble seat, wanna snort?
doctec: cat: last poll before debates showed lieb's lead down to single digits
llanwydd: anybody want coffee?
cease: i hope the repub siphons off enough of his votes
Charles Throat: Dos, I blog as Sundog when I blog, at TPMCafe, I'm Sundoggy at DailyKos, I was at LieberDem a lot...
Mudhead: wont matter, Im waiting for the Bush suprise
doctec: haven't seen any nmew polls taken since debates - but i watched them and put a comment up on my xsb sort-of-blog... http://doctechnical.com/xsb
Charles Throat: I've kinda shut up now
doctec: ct: i was not aware, i will have to look for your bylines - good on ya!
Mudhead: Independents have a proud history here in CT
Charles Throat: Hey Mudhead the surprise is going to be on him
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| WarpedOne - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| BobD.Caterino - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Mudhead: I so hope so Charlie, I so hope so
Charles Throat: I'm quite indy, mad at the dems too for being wimps
Johnny Piano: Lot of pneumonia goin' 'round
Charles Throat: Mudhead I really think it's gonna happen, the house at least... and then SUBPOENA POWER, BABY!
doctec: ct: well the dems certainly haven't been doing themselves any favors - the party is still reeling from 2000, they haven't recovered
llanwydd: uust reloading my salt shaker
cease: hope youre right, charles
Charles Throat: We gotta make it happen - or Canad is starting to look mighty good to me
doctec: ct: you think howard dean's got the right idea as far as the direction the dem party should take, or are you aligned with the clinton camp?
cease: canada is drifting to the riight. must be gravitational
Charles Throat: Later all, I know you are all like me and have a lot of old hippie friends, GET THEM TO THE POLLS... later
Bambi: yep, very true Doc ... there are no potential candidates for the presidential and it's only 2 yrs out ... on either side really.
cease: charles
doctec: around 2012 when the mayan calendar runs out, it's said that the north and south poles will reverse polarity & seriously fuck up the planet
cease: us not ready for president barack?
Bambi: have a great night Charles
doctec: so, on that basis, i am not too concerned if the dems can't get it together ... :-)
Johnny Piano: Cheers, Throat
Merlyn: reverse the polarity?
doctec: basically, we're all f*****.
Bambi: only civilization doc ;-)
Johnny Piano: Phase cancellation, eh, Doc?
doctec: nite ct - have a better one
cease: i really will have to get my house built befor then
doctec: civilization ... HO!
Johnny Piano: Who you callin' a HO?
doctec: ho ho ho
Bambi: call it the 'great equalizer'
Merlyn: who's the civilization pimp?
llanwydd: you building a house, cat?
cease: thats why santa's so happy
Elayne is still reading...
cease: hope to, llan
doctec: lili's calling, i have to attend to the patient ... back in a bit
cease: solar panels, geothermal heat, etc
cease: give her our best, doc
Bightrethighrehighre: ....where did everybody go....????
Bambi: might want to do it before wood prices go any higher cat ...
Bambi says hi to Lili!
Bightrethighrehighre: ....wrong....
Johnny Piano: There was a firing squad, Biggie
cease: actually, thinking of building it out of rammed earth
cease: oh i love this
cease: one of my fave firesign bits
Bightrethighrehighre: ....WHIPPIN' POST....!!!!
Bambi: rammed earth?
Johnny Piano: Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'
cease: we know and love them as comics, but their serious stuff is just as good
cease: yes i'll send you a link, bambi
cease: i went to an adjacent island in august to look into the technology.
Bambi: there's been too much of that lately Johnny ... you are not allowed lol
cease: its what they bildt the great wall of china out of
Bightrethighrehighre: ....run down,....lied to....
cease: they're redicovering it and updating it around here
Bambi: great, thanks Cat
Johnny Piano: Big, you ever hear Zappa
Johnny Piano: Oops...that was "Big, you ever hear Zappa's version of Whipping Post?"
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Charles Throat - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Mudhead: uh oh
Johnny Piano: They just keep dropping like flies...
Elayne: I think I'll probably go now as well.
Bambi: that reaper is really at it tonight
Elayne: Been here over an hour and a half, that's some kind of (recent) record for me...
llanwydd: well, I'm having dinner and all I can't type much
cease: by el
Merlyn: Hey, secret service investigates an anti-bush myspace webpage by a 14-year-old girl: http://www.counterpunch.org/pearcy10172006.html
Mudhead: cya el
Elayne: Next week, all! All our love to Lili, Doc.
Bambi: clem, you are fading (boney too)
Johnny Piano: Nite, E
||||||||| Elayne scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Elayne?! It's 10:41 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: this is the dear friends album
Bambi: night E!
Bightrethighrehighre: Johnny Piano:I'm a big Zappa fan....
Bambi: may you and Robin have a great week!
Johnny Piano: OK, Big - then you've likely heard both released "Whipping Post" takes...
Bightrethighrehighre: Zappa did a version of WP at Mesa, AZ concert here back in '83....
cease: dweezil is coming to town to do his dad's music
cease: it's called Zappa does Zappa
Bightrethighrehighre: JP: and the stuff I've seen on media....
Johnny Piano: Yeah, the Z does Z tour - with Napoleon Murphy Brock & Terry Bozzio
cease: i assumed vancouverf wanst their only gig
Johnny Piano: Oh, no, Cat - they've been touring.
Bightrethighrehighre: Dweezil, clearly a chip off the 'ol block, talented, talented, talented....
Johnny Piano: I think Steve Vai also has participated in the tour.
cease: i liked him in Duckman
cease: how fasmicm might even come to this country
cease: oddly prescient
Johnny Piano: I love how "Whipping Post" developed in FZ's repetoire
doctec: well, i think lili needs a little tlc now - she's very happy to be back home
cease: im sure she is
llanwydd: somehow I see fascism taking shape in this country
Johnny Piano: Doc - go, provide the appropriate attention!
cease: will have Portugal for you soon
doctec: i'm gonna sign off now - see you all next week (grid willing) and listen to cni this sat evening for my little contribution to jimmy lee & bambi's broadcast
Mudhead: doctec, say hi from me, tell her Im happy shes back
Bambi: no worries doc ... our best to you and Lili ... hope to see you saturday if you can chat with us then.
Mudhead: ni doc
Johnny Piano: Peace, Doc
Bightrethighrehighre: ....time out, peeps, I'm outta beer- big no-no-eh-eh....
doctec: thanks all - she can feel the good vibes coming in from all your keyboards
llanwydd: goodnight doc. my best to lili
Bightrethighrehighre: ....goin' down to the corner sto' fo smo'....
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzip...
||||||||| doctec is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 10:48 PM.
Bambi: looking forward to hearing your piece saturday doc :-)
Johnny Piano: Safe buyin', Bigs
Bightrethighrehighre: doc.... tell me about your saturday gig....? email: bobzuma@aol.com
Mudhead: alas, Im also driftin away
Johnny Piano: Gimme the beat, Mud
Mudhead: why does it get so late so quick?
Bambi: have a great week Mudhead
llanwydd: everybody still listening to dear friends?
Mudhead: quarter time Johny, quarter time
Johnny Piano: Well, you'll gain an hour this weekend
llanwydd: it's not even 11 yet
Johnny Piano: I'll take all the quarters I can get
Mudhead: I lost one last spring
cease: its stilll dear
Bambi: I am listening to Dear Friends
llanwydd: or as we say in ticonderoga, "Levma clock"
Johnny Piano: Doctor Uh.....
Mudhead: Im sayin good night...Dear Friends
llanwydd: I don't say it though
cease: night mud
||||||||| "Hey Mudhead!" ... Mudhead turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:52 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
llanwydd: I'm not a native
llanwydd: nite mud
Bambi: good night Dear Friend Mudhead
Johnny Piano: llan, I figure you write it with one of those big ol' Ticonderoga pencils
Johnny Piano: Nite, Mud
llanwydd: I haven't seen one of those in years
llanwydd: but they used to be made in my hometown before I lived here
Bambi: Time Warp 2! ;-)
Johnny Piano: Holy Moon Rocks!
Merlyn: I'm taking off too, people, c u next weak
llanwydd: nite merl!
cease: by merl
Johnny Piano: Ticonderoga pencils and Susquehanna hats! Bye, Merl
llanwydd: they're drying like flops
Bambi: have a great week Merlyn
llanwydd: flying like cops
llanwydd: somehtin like hat
||||||||| At 10:56 PM, Merlyn vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Johnny Piano: Like pigs in a sty, see how they snide...
Bambi: Susquehanna hats! Susquehanna Hats!
Bambi: slowly I turn...
Johnny Piano sez "uh-oh"
llanwydd: inch by inch
Boney: Merlyn is an artist on the keyboard
Bambi: lol
Bambi: inch by inch, step by step....
Boney: Johnny Piano also
Johnny Piano: No soap, radio
Boney: from Dallas to Desperate Housewives
Johnny Piano wonders where Boney is going with this soliloquy
llanwydd: am I an artist as well?
Boney: I'm going to Doctor Dada... Whatever happened to Thursday Night football?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: it became explain
Johnny Piano: I'd rather melt watches with Doctor Dali
cease: hell, o'dolly
Boney: Actually, the NFL season began on Thursday this year
llanwydd: doctor dada? idi amin?
Johnny Piano: Uh-oh - deja vu
Johnny Piano: Dada Poc?
llanwydd: lol
Boney: Nino predicted that I'd go to Doctor Dada
llanwydd: papa lompoc
Johnny Piano: Irwindale?
llanwydd: no, dale irwin
Johnny Piano: VROOOOM
llanwydd: thraak
Johnny Piano: ProzaKc Blues
llanwydd: lol
Johnny Piano: The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor
Boney: mind boggled
cease: i'll be leaving too. see you next week
llanwydd: happy with what you have to be happy with...
||||||||| cease says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, cease exits at 11:06 PM.
Johnny Piano: FraKctured
llanwydd: nite cat
Johnny Piano: See ya Cat
Boney: I'm not going anywhere. I'm waiting for Ossman.
llanwydd: so long cat
Johnny Piano: So it's come down to quoting Crimson titles...
llanwydd: lol
llanwydd: think he'll show up early
Johnny Piano: I thought Dave wasn't coming 'til November 16
Boney: I talk to the wind / my words are all carried away / I talk to the wind / the wind it cannot hear
Bambi: sorry ... fell asleep at the keyboard lol
Johnny Piano: No more toasted almonds for you, Bambi
llanwydd: I saw him in NYC but never met him
llanwydd: not me. got my eyes wide open
Bambi: lol
Boney: http://www.elephant-talk.com/tabs/italk.htm
Bambi: see and I rarely drink so those virtual ones must really have a punch lol
Johnny Piano: Perhaps you only "virtually" nodded off
Bambi: lol
Johnny Piano: Damn, llan, now I'm gonna have to watch one of my Crimson DVDs
llanwydd: ...they keep me sleepless at night.
Bambi: thanks Clem! I heard most of it ... didn't fall asleep till the end
Johnny Piano: She waits for me, Matte Kudasai...
ah,clem: good night everyone
llanwydd: nite clem!
Johnny Piano: Cheers Clem
Bambi: have a great week Boney, Johnny, llanwydd, Bight ... and see you soon Clem
||||||||| ah,clem dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's ah,clem?! It's 11:13 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Johnny Piano: Bye, Bambi
llanwydd: nite bambi
Bambi: uh, oh ... not that Mayor again!
Bambi: nytol :-)
Johnny Piano: Well, as the Chief said - the party's poopin' out...I guess I'll go watch some Fripp.
||||||||| "Hey Boney!" ... Boney turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:14 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Johnny Piano: Good nite, gang
llanwydd: fripp out
||||||||| Johnny Piano is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 11:14 PM.
llanwydd: okay goodnight everyone
llanwydd: anyone
Bambi: almost forgot ;-)
Bambi: had to remove the placard
Bambi: night again
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies principalpoop in through the front door at 11:18 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
principalpoop: placard? what placard?
principalpoop: am I late? is it thursday? where is everyone?
principalpoop: what? huh? speak up please!
principalpoop: grumble grumble, have a good week, happy halloween
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| principalpoop - dead from the common cold
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Bambi - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bightrethighrehighre: ....vote....
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bightrethighrehighre - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts porgie into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, grumbles something about 11:51 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Outside, the 11:51 PM bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving porgie coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| porgie - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| porgie - 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:
Bubba's Brain
Charles Throat
Hemlock Stones
Johnny Piano
The Duke of Yamamoto
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