A Firesign Chat


Special appearance by
Phil Austin

||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for December 28, 2006 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Firebroiled steals in around 7:20 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Firebroiled: Birch’s Blacklist says this automobile was stolen, but for you, friends, the complete price, only two thousand five hundred dollars in easy monthly payments of twenty-five dollars a week, twice a week, and never on Sundays.
Firebroiled: Take the automobile, please
||||||||| Catherwood says "7:21 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Firebroiled by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| ah,clem sneaks in around 8:15 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern time'
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Humbug Stones', just granted probation at 8:42 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Humbug Stones: Greetings Clem
||||||||| 8:43 PM -- Humbug Stones left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwydd inside, makes a note of the time (8:59 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: evening folks
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:00 PM, dragging Bambi by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
llanwydd: strange that we are the only ones here yet
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
llanwydd: hi Bambi!
Bambi: howdy folks! Happy Holidays!
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:02 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room.
Merlyn: we are the strange ones here
llanwydd: hi Merlyn!
Bambi: Happy Holidays Merlyn!
||||||||| cease bounds in at 9:03 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: ola
Bambi: Happy Holidays Cat!
llanwydd: hey cat!
cease: hapy pinatas
Bambi: My new to me Mac Mini came in!!!
cease: what is this on cni? sounds oddly canuck
Bambi: and the Christmas gifts from CNI Listeners made the transition so easy ... thank you! And you will hear Clem's gift tonight as well!
cease: ive heard or seen a lot of parodies of that. but i hadnt heard that
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting ' Bubba's Brain', just granted probation at 9:06 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
cease: molsons ad originally, as i recall. maybe labatts
cease: hi bub. how's lodestone?
Bubba's Brain: Mac 'N Cheese?
llanwydd: transition? what happened?
llanwydd: hi bb!
Bubba's Brain: Hi cat. Its still there.
Bambi: Catherwood please pour favorite drinks around and passes the cheese and crackers
||||||||| Catherwood hands favorite drinks around and passes the cheese and crackers.
cease: selling lots of discs?
Bambi: hi Bubba Happy Holidays!
llanwydd: thanks catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "You're very welcome!"
Merlyn: catherwood, say hello everyone
||||||||| Catherwood says "hello everyone"
Bubba's Brain: I just found out about a little bit of extra exposure... http://www.leonardmaltin.com/picks.htm#currentDVDs
Bambi says uh, oh! Maybe Bubba doesn't want more cheese lol
cease: ah, a canadian comedy group
Bambi: Congrats Bubba!
ah,clem: yes
||||||||| "9:08 PM? 9:08 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
Bambi: HI Dex, Happy Holidays!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Drop the Ball Fred
llanwydd: I used to buy the leonard maltin book about every other year until it went over ten dollars
llanwydd: Hye Dxe
ah,clem: hi Dex, and all
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Drop the Ball Fred
Bubba's Brain: Hey Dex.
Bambi wonders if Fred was caught holding the ball?
Bubba's Brain: Since the DVD is currently a Lodestone exclusive, it doesn't hurt.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Bubba, Clem, Cat, llan, and Merlyn and Bambi
cease: dex
cease: is this from the satelite show?
cease: which dvd, bub?
ah,clem: npr I think, Cat
Bubba's Brain: The one Maltin reviews (see link) -- its an interview with Norman Corwin.
Merlyn: good stuff BB, that should help a lot
cease: aha
Bubba's Brain: I hope so.
cease: selling lots of product, bub?
Bubba's Brain: About par with last year.
llanwydd: you an otr enthusiast, bub
llanwydd: oh, I forgot
cease: is that good or bad?
cease: there hasnt been any new fireproduct to spike sales in that dept recently
Bubba's Brain: I'm more into contemporary stuff -- but Corwin is good, and fits in both eras.
cease: ie weirdly cool, radio shows
cease: oh yes i remember this from npr
llanwydd: I'm not familiar with newer stuff.
Bubba's Brain: Yes, we didn't manage to get any new firesign stuff in this year, Cat.
cease: there is so much firestuff, one can never be familiar with it all
cease: well, new editions of roller maidens i bought from you, other oldies too
Merlyn: is there still a possibility of the nick danger/mark time DVD of XM BB?
cease: i hope taylor et al get the mushroom box set out.
Bambi: very true Cat ... 40 years of wonderful entertainment!
ah,clem: I try to have at least one little surprise when I can
Bubba's Brain: Yes, but that was released/added prior to 2006.
cease: i hope there are enough of us who heard the original to summon sales
llanwydd: I didn't mean firestuff, cat. I was talking about recent radio drama, which i thought bb was speaking of
cease: what is that to which you refer, merl?
llanwydd: but I'd love to see more "firestuff" from the distant past
||||||||| Hemlock Stones steps in at 9:16 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: yes you would, llan
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Hemlock
||||||||| 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 Mudhead disembarks at 9:16 PM.
llanwydd: wb stones!
cease: but would enough others to justify production?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hiya Mudhead
Hemlock Stones: Greetings one and all
Bambi: hi Stones, Happy Holidays!
Mudhead: Good evening Mr and Mrs America and all the good ships at sea
||||||||| 9:16 PM: principalpoop jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
Bambi: Hi Mudhead, Happy Holidays!
Bubba's Brain: Merl, the DangerBox is, as best I know, a ShoutFactory release. The XM box was going to be me, but currently looks like a Laugh.com project -- with my blessing... I don't have distribution muscle.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Poop
ah,clem: hey Stones, Mudhead
cease: poop, stones
principalpoop: even ing
Bambi: hi PrinceP, Happy Holidys!
llanwydd: hi princ!
Merlyn: BB, isn't the XM box just audio, and not video?
Bubba's Brain: Hey pp, mh
Bambi: Holidays even ;-)
Mudhead: you could always do pushups
Bubba's Brain: I honestly don't know at this point.
principalpoop: HH B and AC
Merlyn: I think it would have to be, since I have the only source of video
ah,clem: will be afk for a bit, need to get in a comfy chair, bbl
cease: we would all benefit, merl
principalpoop: that last story was like a longhorn steer, a point here and a point there, and a lot of bull in between
cease: my question about all fireproduct is the same. is there a market?
Hemlock Stones: sounds like politics to me PP
||||||||| 9:19 PM: TweenThis&That jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Bubba's Brain: When I was doing it it was a 4 CD set, plus, possibly, your vid. A 4 or 5 disc set.
Bambi says Clem is not feeling well .. has a fever and feels washed out
TweenThis&That: Hello dear friends...
cease: especailly after what austin said here last week. the lads only work for money. will there be enough income to justify the production?
llanwydd: hey tween!
Merlyn: I'll dig into it, it should be different enough from the XM box to justify a new product
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: Presence in the market place is the only way to grow market
principalpoop: I said be tween and he arrives
cease: tween
TweenThis&That: Sorry to hear about Mr. Clem :-(
Bambi: Hi Tween, Happy Holidays!
Mudhead: yes, his font is turning grey
cease: not true, dex. there is tons of fireproduct now, but little sales i suspect
TweenThis&That: Like magic, P
principalpoop: chould I check the cheese log? why does ahh, clem need a comfy chair?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Bambi: Tell Clem to feel better, I just got over a 4 day thing with feeling unwell
Merlyn: oh, ok. Could be. I'll check, I want to make sure it's the latest & greatest version, too
Mudhead: yes, i do
cease: makes the lads rather disenchanted
TweenThis&That: Bah Humbug, Bambi lol
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hiya Tween
principalpoop: oops, chat moving too fast, now I see
cease: i used this in my recent dvd
Bambi: LOL Tween
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Presence in the market means some advertising, even if only word of mouth
TweenThis&That: I'll be they do feel underappreciated, Cat. And of course, they are...
cease: indeed
TweenThis&That: A fetted fur of freedom!
Bubba's Brain: I'm looking at how to re-vamp my marketing -- for fireproduct and other -- need to figure out how to make this thing work.
principalpoop: and make cars
cease: denver on nbc news. looks like center of bad weather again
Bambi: sorry to hear you were unwell too Dex ... seems to be going around this holidays season ... he rarely get sick so feels all the worse.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with oldiesfan close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:22 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room.
cease: oldies
Bambi: Hi oldiesfan, Happy Holidays!
principalpoop: poor ah, clem, lots of fluids, keep warm and rest
TweenThis&That: Hey oldies...
principalpoop: hi oldiesfan
llanwydd: I'll bet a live firesign special would go over big on comedy central
Merlyn: hard to say, BB, but the internet is the place, record/CD stores are vanishing due to the net
oldiesfan: yo room, ty and hh2u2
Bambi: Catherwood please pour favorite drinks around, and passes the cheese and cwackers
||||||||| Catherwood gets favorite drinks around and passes the cheese and cwackers.
principalpoop: you are already lazy and drink too much fong, just keep warm
Merlyn: another point in having a DVD is that you would have a visual clip, more likely to get some airtime on TV
llanwydd: the cwackers are for the duck pate
Bubba's Brain: Marketing takes time and money -- don't have enough of either.
Hemlock Stones: i just wish they would sell CD quality audio rather squashbox MP3s with poor codecs.
TweenThis&That: LL: our culture has gotten so visually oriented. I really believe that's why Python got more notoriety.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Why Poop! Such insight!! =))
Bambi: heard that Bubba
Merlyn: what we need is a good olfactory comedy team
Merlyn: "The funny smells"
principalpoop: from our air conditioned olfactory
TweenThis&That: Smeelavision!
Hemlock Stones: for a SmellyVision series maybe Merlyn
oldiesfan: full factory air
Merlyn: does this nitrous oxide smell funny to you?
Bubba's Brain: It tickles my nose.
principalpoop: or this ether either?
llanwydd: is incense made at the ole' factory?
Bubba's Brain: (he he)
Hemlock Stones: thats not nitroous oxide Merlyn, smells like Hydrogen sulphide to me, somebody open a window
Merlyn: one of them noesgays, eh?
cease: try the incense. try it for murder
Merlyn: nosegays
Hemlock Stones: i am now totally incensed
Bubba's Brain: Sticken your nose where you don't belong...
Mudhead: When did you eat burning tires?
principalpoop: i was incensed the other day, don't get me started
Hemlock Stones: i will try hard not to Poop
principalpoop: your think it is a booger, but it's not
Hemlock Stones: wait a minute, did i mean that
oldiesfan: lol stones, i think u need a comma
llanwydd: I'm more often outsensed
principalpoop: try a plug Bubba, oops stones
Bambi: lol Stones
Hemlock Stones: do they sell commas this time of night ?
oldiesfan: not in sector R
Hemlock Stones: damn !!!
principalpoop: i hate those pinko stinko commas
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Nino's here
oldiesfan: they never come up into the hills
Hemlock Stones: especially those pinko comma liberals, they is the woist
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Hem: I see you're back in Kansas
Hemlock Stones: womeon has to be, Fong
principalpoop: comma comma over to my house, my house comma
Hemlock Stones: argh
llanwydd: catherwood, may I have a cough of cuppee?
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to llanwydd and yells "My ears are burning..."
Hemlock Stones: someone has to be, Fong
llanwydd: I guess catherwouldn't
Bubba's Brain: A plug?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: HeM: Womeon?
oldiesfan: catherwood: tea, madam?
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside oldiesfan and asks "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
principalpoop: argh argh fellow pirate stones
TweenThis&That: Most Outrageous Right Wing Comments of 2006: http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/45983/
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: No Womeon, no cry!
Hemlock Stones: am logged onto the STF web site in Kansas so maybe they trapped me
TweenThis&That: If only it was humor...
Bambi: Stones, did you find Toto? Dorothy says she misplaced him.
TweenThis&That: You're not in Yorkshire any more, Sttones...
Hemlock Stones: hows things on the Poop Deck me hearty, PP
cease: i heard he took over japan. no, that was tojo
principalpoop: i was reading that link and had to stop, before I vomit
Hemlock Stones: Yorkshire is Gods own Country Dexter and only God can afford to live there
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hem: Glad to hear that, but I think you meant to address Tween
oldiesfan: heyyyyyaaaa joe...who wonna second world-a war, you so smart?
Hemlock Stones: you may well be right, Fong, you know too much !
llanwydd: np: Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
principalpoop: argh fair weather and clear slailing argh me hook shouldered friend
TweenThis&That: You need my snail mail?
Hemlock Stones: i still reckon that Parrot is nailed there PP
Mudhead: hes just restin
principalpoop: tween is a cross-dresser
TweenThis&That: Pretty impressive musicianship, eh LL?
principalpoop: mud has hit the nail on the head
TweenThis&That: I only have one dresser, P
llanwydd: sure is
Merlyn: so tween should cheer up?
principalpoop: fran?
Bubba's Brain: Heyyy Joe, where you goin with that machine gun in your hand?
principalpoop: oops, I forgot the ? in my question
Mudhead: If I was any sheerier you'd need a sandblaster to wipe the smile offa my face
principalpoop: i could have used a comma, tween is a cross-dresser,
Hemlock Stones: thats not a machine gun, hes just not very pleased to see someone
principalpoop: angel
TweenThis&That: Been at the shery again, Mud?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Jamal, where you going with that IED in your hand
Mudhead: great idea
principalpoop: is that the one with the lamb?
cease: sherry, baby?
principalpoop: sheeeeeeeery
||||||||| oldiesfan dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's oldiesfan?! It's 9:36 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
principalpoop: oops, oldiesfan was offended
TweenThis&That: Ah, Fankie Vallie and his Vienna boy's choir...
Hemlock Stones: i remember, Hankey Valley, when he sang everybody cried
principalpoop: all must get yourself together
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: I remember Spanky's Valley
principalpoop: down the in valley? valley so low?
cease: to get her is good. to lose her is bad.
principalpoop: down in the valley, that valley so low
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Sorry sir, this in valley is invallid
Hemlock Stones: we have a ramp for wheelchair critics
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: It only goes down
llanwydd: I live in the Champlain Valley
Bambi: see ya oldiesfan
||||||||| 9:39 PM: doctec jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
principalpoop: make them use the rump instead
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: llan: Well you can't Champlain
llanwydd: we get some weird weather in our part of the world
doctec: hey, i'm out of the closet!
principalpoop: hi doc
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Doc
doctec: good thing too, it was getting stuffy in there
cease: hey, its doc
Merlyn: hey doc
Bambi: Hi doc, Happy Holidays to you and Lili!
TweenThis&That: Is that where the Sons of Champlain come from?
Bubba's Brain: Hey Doc.
principalpoop: doc is tweens dresser? comma
TweenThis&That: Yo dere, Doc...
Hemlock Stones: was Tom Cruise still in there Doctec ?
llanwydd: LOL
TweenThis&That: You're really on a theme tonight, P
principalpoop: they sell a lot of champlain around new years
doctec: i'll never tell :-)
Hemlock Stones: llan, are you a Welsh Dresser ?
cease: whole lakes of it
doctec: ther's a whole lake ot it in fact
cease: hows lili?
principalpoop: the whole force, magnum
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Elayne close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:40 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room.
Bubba's Brain: The lake effect.
llanwydd: welsh dresser? you're over my head, stones
doctec is too slow on the draw
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hi E
Elayne: Evenin' all!
principalpoop: ahh E HH
doctec: hey e
TweenThis&That: And we gather around the fire and sing Chicago tunes whilst drinking it...
cease: hey. it's El
Bubba's Brain: Hey E.
TweenThis&That: Evenin' E
cease: happy new el
Hemlock Stones: Hi Elayne
llanwydd: Hi Elayne!
doctec: lili is doing ok, for now
Bambi: Hi Elayne, Happy Holidays!
principalpoop: a walshingly bowl
doctec: she's on pregnazone
doctec: a powerful steroid
Elayne: Happy and Merry to y'all as well!
cease: is it doing her more good than harm,. doc?
Bubba's Brain: Her voice isn't going to change, is it?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Doc: Then you should let her break at nine ball
Elayne: Is she at home, Tom, or still in hospital?
principalpoop: my ears are bad, I cannot enjoy stereo like I used to
doctec: the docs backed off on the pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis after seeing a tiny bit of improvement in her left lung
llanwydd: so you know the "birds of fire" album, tween? I just got it a few days ago
doctec: she's been home since 12/2, actually
Bambi: glad to hear that doc. Hope it continues to help for as long as they can have her on it.
cease: i hope the environment is doing her good, doc
principalpoop: birds or bards?
doctec: it took her a good couple of weeks to start recovering from the biopsy surgery
TweenThis&That: Must be from listening to people cross-dress, P ;-)
Elayne: Good to hear. Bad that they haven't diagnosed correctly yet, though...
llanwydd: or was it you
cease: me too, poop. music is less and less tolerable
principalpoop: tween hitting the nail on the parrots head too
TweenThis&That: I've heard it, LL, but not terribly familiar. Really like that version of the band though. With Jan Hammer, right?
Bambi: that's good news too doc!
Merlyn: yeah, hope she keeps improving doc
doctec was a HUGE fan of mahavishnu orch., he wore out his copies of 'birds of fire', 'inner mounting flame' et. al.
llanwydd: that's right
principalpoop: i saw jan hammer in concert, well, I was there anyway
Hemlock Stones: i saw them a couple of times and they were good but too loud
cease: i have those albums on reels. unfortunately reel taperecorder no longer functions
doctec: the docs have definitively ruled out a cancer recurrence, as well as anything viral/fungal/bacterial as the source of the problem...
principalpoop: i do remember the good hashish we had, wow
doctec remembers with fondness the hash he used to get in the '70s and early '80s
TweenThis&That: Well, that's a wonderful start, Doc.
Hemlock Stones: so do i poop, and then the mob got hold of the trade and sacrificed quality for quantity and turnover
TweenThis&That: At least it ain't the big C.
principalpoop: best of luck doc
Elayne: Oh, that's the best news of all, Tom!
Bambi: that is a shame Cat ... Clem has a nice reel-to-reel too ... I assume it still works, but hasn't been used in a while.
llanwydd: interesting story, I brought a Mahavishnu CD (the Inner Mounting Flame) to a friends house the other day and put it on. He said it reminded him of a bad acid trip he had had and took the CD off
TweenThis&That: The corned beef was so much better back then, Doc.
principalpoop: i have not seen any in a long long time, a coons age? if that is not politically incorrect
Merlyn: with corned beef?
doctec: anyway having ruled out all those possible causes, all they are left with is pulmonary fibrosis, an inflammation problem or an autoimmune problem
TweenThis&That: lol LL
llanwydd: such a great cd too
TweenThis&That: Not for your friend, of course...
doctec: pregnazone only helps with symptoms of p.f. but it can cure the other two conditions
principalpoop: that music is powerful according to my memory
TweenThis&That: Not if you're talking about the furry kind, P
principalpoop: yes, furry not nappy
doctec: for diehard mahavishnu fans, be sure to get 'the lost trident sessions'
llanwydd: powerful music only comes from powerful musicians
Hemlock Stones: true PP but i sometimes felt that soul was sacrificed to the cerebral
Bambi: sending good thoughts and prayers to you and Lili, Tom
llanwydd: I heard about the trident sessions. why the hell didn't they just give it a title?
principalpoop: is that a canoe?
doctec: some columbia/sony worker bee found the masters of the 'lost' mahavishn album - the last studio album they worked on before they split up
doctec: thanks bambi and all for your good wishes
Mudhead: my prayers are with you an lili doctec
TweenThis&That: If you don't have Inner Worlds (1976), you really should check it out. McLaughlin on guitar synth (360 systems maybe?)
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: '
principalpoop: fong :burped
doctec: i have 'inner worlds' on vinyl
doctec: it's uneven but the standout tracks are really something
Hemlock Stones: i just downloaded a large quantity of amazing Django Rheinhardt. and havent had so much fun for ages
TweenThis&That: Gita is a real favorite..
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: afk for r&r
TweenThis&That: They could have lost Planetary Citizen.
cease: rest and recuperation?
Bambi: Nino on this show
principalpoop: rocky and rocococo?
doctec: recouperation!
llanwydd: I could get rheinhardt out of the public library. almost did once
cease: im sure django would love being downloaded
cease: or at least loaded
Elayne: Reading and Riting? :)
TweenThis&That: It's not a show Bambi, it's a movie ;-)
Hemlock Stones: you wont be wasting your time llan
Bambi: refill and restroom?
TweenThis&That: lol Cat
cease: hows robin's career doing these days, el?
Elayne: I think Bambi has the right of it.
cease: geting lots of work?
principalpoop: no more calls, I think we have a winner
Bambi: ah, right! I stand, errr, sit, corrected Tween! :thumbsup:
llanwydd: thanks for the recommendation, stones. I'll check it out
Elayne: Cat, he says he's doing all right. He's been very busy in the last month, got some extra work from Marvel. It let us by our new laptop.
principalpoop: check it out at the library haha llan
Hemlock Stones: i have never ever heard a more able guitarist or extensive song list
Elayne: And for all you techies out there - we're running the Parallels beta on it, so we can operate both Mac and PC systems at the same time.
cease: i fugured as much siince you meniotned the new computer on your blog
cease: happy to hear that
llanwydd: I didn't notice my own pun, princ
principalpoop: santa visited somebody, that is nice
TweenThis&That: You have to play Myst if you want to listen to Django?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Back..rested and refilled
Bubba's Brain: BRB
doctec: parallel heck?
cease: sadam to die in 36-48 hours
llanwydd: myst? what's that?
cease: i wonder if he'll have any interesting last thoughts
TweenThis&That: Kewl, E Parallels lives upt to its reputation?
doctec: happy new yAAAAAAAGH!
Elayne: We've also got Boot Camp (in beta as well) to partition the hard drive.
cease: a beta of Pyst
principalpoop: we some dirt weed we called durango once
TweenThis&That: A very popular video game from the mid-90s or so...
Elayne: It's very cool, but I don't understand half of it. All I know is I can choose a Windows program and a Mac application at the same time, which I shouldn't be able to. My head hurts.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: llan: MYST was precursor to PYST
doctec: i myst that
principalpoop: a peta full of byst
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: lol Cat
llanwydd: aha
Elayne: Tween, we've only had it installed a day, but so far we think it works very nicely.
doctec: and now i'm pyst
Elayne: Seeing it in Coherence mode with Windows apps just working in the Mac OS, with no Windows background visible, is decidedly strange, sayeth Robin.
TweenThis&That: You could Linux up at the same time as well, E, if you really want to get confusing...
Hemlock Stones: my first tryst was when i was pyst
principalpoop: make a fyst and wave at the wryst, like we did last summer
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Doc: I'll put you on the list of the PYST MYST
doctec: well, windoze in and of itself is strange!
Elayne: We could, Tween, but Rob says that's a bit too much off the deep end for him at the moment. "One bit of madness at a time."
cease: lets yst again
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Poop:LOL
TweenThis&That: Trying to figure out the mystery in Myst can definitely get you Pyst.
doctec: hello, and welcome once again to OS SHOOTOUT!
TweenThis&That: lol E
Bambi: Myst ... great fun! Haven't played Pyst though
Hemlock Stones: enought of this he hyst
cease: will lili be joining us tongiht, doc?
Merlyn: shouldn't that be "on the lyst"?
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and announces "Announcing 'dr. headphones', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:56 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
principalpoop: myst stumped me, I gave it away to my niece and nephew, they solved it fast
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Kend^
cease: kend!
llanwydd: hey kend!
Hemlock Stones: was just one off the wryst Merlyn
principalpoop: ahhh dr. headphones, i pre-zoom
cease: happy st. trucker's day
doctec: don't know, cat - she and i whomped up some grub and ate a half hour ago, she's looking pretty trashed at the moment
Elayne: Hey Dr. H!
TweenThis&That: Will be interested to see if all the nice little viruses in Windoze affect Mac & Linux.
dr. headphones: hello, dear friends
cease: i hpoe that is a good thing, doc
doctec: hey dr.h.
dr. headphones: i had configuration problem, too many lines, had to reset
Elayne: What are you up to now, Ken?
TweenThis&That: Hey Mothertrucker!
Hemlock Stones: i had a nice little Rootkit version of Vundu last week Tween
doctec: her stamina isn't all that great just yet
Bambi: Speaking of Macs ... the new to me Mac Mini is here! And I am enjoying the heck out of it and the CNI Radio listeners Christmas gifts make it happen so well!
dr. headphones: e: about 210#, 5' 10" :)
Elayne: A lean, mean trucking machine, then. :)
principalpoop: is vundu fun for you
principalpoop: hubba hubba
dr. headphones: i'm at friends' house, helping to install linux
Hemlock Stones: its the trickietst i have yet had to deal with PP
dr. headphones: lean? you're joking, of course
TweenThis&That: Did you get a penicillin shot, Stones?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Kend^ She obviously meant tilted
Hemlock Stones: well my PC did,
principalpoop: lean the other way and don't wear stripes
TweenThis&That: Tried using the command line yet, Bambi?
dr. headphones: their windows quit working, couldn't get any disks to be "recognized" except a blank one, and no windows CD to install, so i brought over my knoppix CD to install
cease: i'm stil waiting for
Bambi: hi Dr. Headphones!
principalpoop: good luck ken
cease: Down Under Danger and the procberg Heat stuff i sent you to be broadcast, ah clem
Mudhead: nite all, cya next year
principalpoop: might be a hardward problem
dr. headphones: 60% and stil working on the install
cease: by mud
||||||||| Mudhead dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Mudhead?! It's 9:59 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
principalpoop: 2007 mud, it will be better
dr. headphones: later, muddy
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Night Mud Happy New year, the Dems are back =))
llanwydd: night muddy!
TweenThis&That: Bye Mud...
Bambi: yep, sure did Tween ... use df -h and ls, and a few other commands ... simple stuff ... been having too much fun with the Aqua GUI right now to do more LOL
Hemlock Stones: take care, Mud
TweenThis&That: BTW, if clem's up to it are you guys thinking of having a NYE session Sunday, Bambi?
TweenThis&That: Yeah, you can get lost in Aqua's feature set pretty easily ;-)
dr. headphones: ah, history channel says chance of comet hitting earth is 100%
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
principalpoop: wait, let me find my helmet
cease: over what period of time, kend?
dr. headphones: the time in michigan (most of it, anyway) is also 10pm
TweenThis&That: And we'll be tying the boats up in Idaho and day now ;-)
Elayne: Ken, I was just watching that "scare week" stuff before going on chat as well.
dr. headphones: cat: i'm sure they mean at some undefined time in the future, not necessarily tomorrow
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Catherwood, synch with Dr. Headphones
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong and says "oh, fuck off Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong!"
Elayne: I'm chatting from the desktop, I left the living room when Rob fell asleep during the "scare week" stuff.
cease: yesd kend. we all know we're gonna die. just not when
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: I appreciate your using my full name
TweenThis&That: Catherwood's, getting testy again...
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to TweenThis&That and yells "My ears are burning..."
principalpoop: scared him to sleep eh?
Hemlock Stones: for those audiophiles in here, Ii gave you folks a mention on BBC radio tonight
cease: fuck that, dex
dr. headphones: i see nino thinks i'm in reston, va. isn't that where AOL has HQ?
doctec does not know what an "NYE" session is... :-/
dr. headphones: on verizon DSL here
principalpoop: i never felt her, you cannot prove it
llanwydd: well, our local weatherman said the comet will fall by the weekend and he's never been wrong
TweenThis&That: Nice to be mentioned, Stones...
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Ii? Aiee Aye
cease: new york eagles?
TweenThis&That: I think that's Herndon, DrH
Elayne: Stones, what were you doing on the Beeb?
TweenThis&That: lol
TweenThis&That: lol LL
dr. headphones: might be, tweeny
Hemlock Stones: you can hear the broadcast on Saturday night at 7 PM EST Tween
dr. headphones: i listen to BBC a lot also, on sirius radio in truck
cease: there was a 60 minutes segment about the bbc once. had everybody drinking champagn al lthe time. is that true?
principalpoop: ahhh nice ride Dr. Head phones
TweenThis&That: Unfortunately (not really), I'll be at the CNI chat, Stones.
Elayne: Which channel, Stones? BBC1?
Hemlock Stones: i was playing some tunes and talking about green politics Elayne and it was my birthday so nothing was sacred
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: He's got a sirius radio in a serious truck....36 forward gears
Elayne: Is the CNI chat every Saturday night? I thought y'all just held a special one for my birthday. :) :) :)
principalpoop: ahh happy birthday stones, can you wear long pants now?
Hemlock Stones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/local_radio/
dr. headphones: is nothing sacred? i remember cartoon by gahan wilson about that from the 70s in playboy. everyone worshiping 0 (zero)
dr. headphones: sounds as likely to be right as many of the other current religious myths
Hemlock Stones: will be on listen again for the following week i believe
TweenThis&That: Well, that one was, E :-)
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Kend^ That was back in the pre 1 (one) days
principalpoop: wilson is not normal
cease: we dont need sirious radio. we need Funny radio
Elayne: Cool, Radio Lancashire - "Sheep, songs and sound effects." I'll bet those sheep are nervous!
Bubba's Brain: Hey -- for those who came late, I just got wind of this -- http://www.leonardmaltin.com/picks.htm#currentDVDs
doctec: baaaaaaaaaah
Hemlock Stones: and podcasts and listen again here
Hemlock Stones: http://otwradio.blogspot.com/
cease: is the war with the sheep over?
dr. headphones: cat: well, it's not all serious :) there are comedy channels as well as two CBC (one english, one french) on there. i listen to the english one quite a bit also
TweenThis&That: Truer words were never spoken, Cat
cease: you have your own wind, bub?
principalpoop: cool
Elayne: He'll think about it, Fran. Let us know as and when. (It depends on size, etc. and it's not something he's really concentrating on now...)
doctec: bubba: nice lodestone plug in that maltin review... :-)
principalpoop: the cows
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: If Bubba got wind, somebody done broke it
dr. headphones: hey, bambi. linux questions answered free tonight? :)
Bubba's Brain: yes, but I'm passing it.
cease: cbc used to be really good when we moved here in 88. pretty much gone to hell since then
dr. headphones: give him a quarter, maybe he'll pass another one
TweenThis&That: They were with war with fans of Americal Idol, Cat?
cease: i know not of idols
doctec: i'm signing off right now but i'll be right back... hang on...
||||||||| doctec departs at 10:08 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
llanwydd: I get some canadian stations but they're in french
principalpoop: hanging on
Bubba's Brain: later, doc.
cease: doc?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Kend^ Give him a sheckel, maybe he'll passover
||||||||| LiliLamont sneaks in around 10:08 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
principalpoop: hi lili
cease: hey, it's Lili
dr. headphones: hi, lili hope all is well with you now
Elayne: Hi Lili!!
llanwydd: Hi Lil!
Merlyn: hey lili
Hemlock Stones: i am increasingly listening to online streams rather than steam radio, i get so much more variety
Bubba's Brain: Hi Lil!
TweenThis&That: Welcome, Ms. Lili!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Lili =)
LiliLamont: Hi, guys. Good to see you allhere.
cease: cat exhales a whole volcano of health in lili's direction
dr. headphones: i tried the online streams, but i kept getting wet all the time
Merlyn: yeah, that steam radio is so 19th century
principalpoop: we're having a heat wave
Bambi: hi Lili, Happy Holidays!
cease: the good old steam powered internet
TweenThis&That: Stream radio's too wet for me...
principalpoop: i like streams too, oops wrong chat
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Tongith's Topic, the healing effects of THC
Hemlock Stones: its easier to surf on though
cease: you were there for that show, werent you, el and dex
cease: doc tec too i think
LiliLamont: Cat, you're so kind. 2005 and 2006 have just sucked healthwise. But things seem to be looking up.
Elayne: Dex, do people have to put their hands on their monitors in order to feel that healing effect tonight?
Elayne: 2007 will be your year, Lili!!!
TweenThis&That: May 2007 be a year of great healing, Lili :-)
dr. headphones: as long as you feel confident buying green bananas, i'll be happy for you ;)
Bambi: Happy to hear you are feeling abit better Lili. Hope the prednezone works it's magic in a very positive way for you.
cease: its your turn, lilil
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: Yes, both shows or nights..whatever...can't remember...so hazy
TweenThis&That: We'll expect to see you at the NYC Marathon...
Hemlock Stones: Amen to that Tween
Bubba's Brain: Put your hands behind the monitor, and feel the heat....
||||||||| doctec enters at 10:11 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
cease: yes, haze is good
LiliLamont: Hi, Elayne! And Bambi. Hey, Elayne, do you remember the kittens I adopted last year on Mothers' Day? They are very life affirming.
principalpoop: ask the hall monitor's permission first
doctec: back...
TweenThis&That: lol Bubba
principalpoop: wb doc
Elayne: I want to see current pictures, Lili!
cease: i was with you when you got them, lili
cease: i remember them fondly
Hemlock Stones: Time for Tea, brb
LiliLamont: Bambi, the only thing I am concerned about are the side effects.
dr. headphones: doc, don't let catherwood get your goat
||||||||| Catherwood gets your goat.
Bambi: Clem sends his best to Lili, Ken and all. He's laying down on the couch with a fever tonight .. .feeling washed out. (so he asked me to pass it on)
principalpoop: and my strumpet stones
Elayne: Oy, Fran. Please convey our best to him.
llanwydd: you mean crumpet scones
LiliLamont: Cease, you're right. They are terminally cute, even though they are full sized cats now. They are delightful.
cease: yes, the best to ah clem
Hemlock Stones: shes not here yet PP but she said you were first on the list
dr. headphones: hey, jl, get better, dude!
doctec: i'll bounce a couple of current kitten pix up to the doctec site right now
LiliLamont: My best to Clem, Bambi.
principalpoop: younger llan younger
Bambi: Me too, Lili...would love to see pictures of the kitty/kitties!
principalpoop: oh boy oh boy oh boy, i am first on her list
Elayne: Oh, please do Tom! Send us the exact URL so we can all click at once. :)
principalpoop: show us your pussys lili
Elayne really likes cute cat pictures, she's somewhat ashamed to admit...
Bubba's Brain: Catblogging!
dr. headphones: we gonna try to DOS tom's site?
Bambi: speaking of pictures of kitties ... here's some pictures of the "Root Cat" and the Mac Mini desktop too LOL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilbambi01/
TweenThis&That: P is in his usual fine form this evening...
Elayne: Heck, Ken, I'm up for it!
LiliLamont: Oh, one thing I did for myself about a week ago is that I got my first haircut since my hair started coming in last November. It's the little things like that , that really help out in the self image and wellness department.
TweenThis&That: I wouldn't wish DOS on anyone
principalpoop: i have been good tween, i have not mentioned your dress in a long time
dr. headphones: i need haircut too
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "10:15 PM and late as usual, it's ElayneToo, just back from Elmertown."
TweenThis&That: I'll bet Lili...
Bubba's Brain: Tween, you dissin' the DOS?
TweenThis&That: It's an evening gown, P
ElayneToo: Oops, sorry about that, closed a window without meaning to. I love Root, Fran, he looks so sleek!
cease: good for you, lili
ElayneToo: Merlyn, could you disappear my doppelganger please?
Bambi: Clem says he will ... in time. He thinks it's just a virus of some kind.
doctec: was just reading an article on the beeper repair/maintenance biz - they still have to use computers running MSDOS to do their work (!)
principalpoop: even ing g own
cease: i get one hair cut a year, whether i need one or not
llanwydd: I wouldn't know a dos from a
principalpoop: msdos 2.0 was good
Merlyn: so it'll take 200,00 years to cut them all?
LiliLamont: Tween: I wouldn't either. I'm trying to decide if I should load Red Hat or Ubunto on my spare system. Once all of this is behind me, and I really hope it is soon, I have got to find work.
doctec: hmm, technical difficulties - be right bacl
doctec: back
||||||||| At 10:17 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, doctec!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off Elayne at 10:17 PM
dr. headphones: ok, install complete, gonna leave here and test it on a cold reboot. probably won't return here, so HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
ElayneToo: Thanks Merlyn!
||||||||| ElayneToo leaves to catch the 10:17 PM train to New York.
LiliLamont: Cease, the last time I had a haircut before the most recent one was June 2005. I think I was due.
||||||||| 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 Elayne gets out at 10:17 PM.
principalpoop: good luck ken, HNY
cease: yes getting back to work will do you a lot of good, lili
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Happy to you too Kend^
||||||||| Outside, the 10:18 PM uptown bus from New York pulls away, leaving doctec coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| Around 10:18 PM, dr. headphones walks off into the sunset...
doctec: see - i told you
Elayne: Hey, that wasn't easy, leaving on a train and coming back the next moment in a helicopter...
principalpoop: oops, there were two of everybody
Bambi: Yes, Root is a parlor panther that is very dexterous! Steals anything shiney ... especially if it belongs to Clem, like in his tool bag! lol
Merlyn: hard to make connections
LiliLamont: Elayne, I'm glad you're back. Your departure seemed abrupt.
TweenThis&That: Yeah, that's a while between trims, Lili ;-)
principalpoop: let your freak flag fly
Elayne: I still have to get the hang of Firefox sometimes. Now that IE is emulating its tabs feature, it's becoming easier for me to switch between tabs.
llanwydd: what's playing on cni at the moment
Bambi suggests Ubuntu on your spare system Lili! You can see my Ubuntu Desktop on the page with Root too. ;-)
TweenThis&That: My Dad would get quite upset when his tools weren't where he expected them to be. I can hear Clem now... ROOOOT!
Elayne: But sometimes I close one by mistake instead of clicking on it.
principalpoop: same here E
TweenThis&That: Electrician
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: llan: The thirty-ninth of Cunagonde
LiliLamont: Tween: First I got it cut last year, and then it started falling out in clumps, so I just had it shaved. And then it started coming back in November 2005. It was still really overdue.
principalpoop: is that why you ahh nevermind tween
llanwydd: whoa! a sequel!
Bambi: Got FF and TB on the Mac too ... works great!
Hemlock Stones: Is next year the Year of the Gerbil ?
cease: has everyone read austin's new blog?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Not me
llanwydd: I haven't looked at it yet
TweenThis&That: An experience I imagine you wouldn't wish on anyone either, Lili...
principalpoop: FF and TB? use pregnantzone
TweenThis&That: I feel for ya...
Bambi: you are right Tween LOL!
principalpoop: wb stones, or hamster
Elayne: I perused it, Cat, but it was a bit long to hold my attention.
cease: laatr week he left saying he was off to writre it. its very moving
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Welcme to the pregnantzone ladies....
LiliLamont: Bambi, thanks for the input. The only thing I'm concerned about is that a lot of recruiters want Red Hat and I know that Ubuntu is quite seamless. So from a self marketing perspective, which is better?
TweenThis&That: Does the machine seem reasonably fast under OS X, Bambi?
cease: yeah, well i think he wants our opinions, rather than the usual crowd who interact with him on his blog
cease: thats why he dropped by here, i suspect.
Bambi: PrinceP, Firefox and Thunderbird
principalpoop: bingo
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: Got an URL handy?
LiliLamont: Dex: That's the last thing I need.
cease: funny i ordered ossman's book as soon as he was here and it still hasnt been delivered.
cease: asutin's blog? it must be on the firesign site, right, merl?
Bambi: Red Hat Enterprise Edition from a marketing perspective ... at least for now. Give Ubuntu some time. It will get there too!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Lili: Less a side effect than a lower abdomen effect
principalpoop: put your feet up on your abdomen and relax
TweenThis&That: Of course, Red Hat's licensed now, right?
cease: sides bursting with laughter?
Bambi: The Mac is a speed demon Tween ... feels as fast as the AMD 64-bit 3200+ with ATI 9800 w/256MB video RAM and 512MB RAM!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Stomach bellying with laughs
TweenThis&That: Full lotus position, Lili
TweenThis&That: Good to hear, Bambi :-)
doctec: ok, pix of the kitties are at http://www.doctechnical.com/kitties/
principalpoop: lili nirvana, what was that show?
Bambi: and it's only a 1.4Ghz Power PC and ATI 32MB RAM, 1G RAM
LiliLamont: I have a friend in San Fran who writes Unix manuals. His next book will be a Ubuntu guide. He said it really takes the pain out of converting to mp3 files. But if it's that easy, it might not require sys admin skills.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Why they could be related those two
TweenThis&That: You should try some comparisons of video rendering between the machines. Would like to see the difference the Velocity Engine in the G4 makes.
principalpoop: they look dangerous in that last one, planning something
cease: splendid, doc
Bambi: there are always things that will need sys admin skills ... no matter what OS you use. ;-)
Elayne: Oh Tom and Lili, they're gorgeous tuxedo kitties! You know I'm currently partial to tuxedo kitties, having had one for over a dozen years...
LiliLamont: We spoil the hell out of them, they're so ridiculously cute.
doctec: austin's blog is http://austin.weblogger.com
TweenThis&That: Some very cute cats indeed...
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Thanks Doc
Elayne: Tom, I keep forgetting one name - I know one is Seurat, which one's which?
Elayne: And can I put one of the pictures on my blog as "guest cats" tomorrow? :)
doctec: yeah they really are great to be around - even when they're being attention whores, they are adorable (the girl cat - seurat - in particular)
LiliLamont: Cocteau
llanwydd: cool. very artistic
doctec: cocteau has the blue collar, seurat has the pink one
TweenThis&That: It sqawks?
Elayne: Which has more white in its muzzle?
Bambi: Heard that Tween. All I know is Iove both those computers and both were very easy to learn...so far. But I really love what Apple has done with getting every inch of power out of the Mac. Guess that comes from having an OS built for your own hardware.
LiliLamont: Seurat has the half white face.
TweenThis&That: Lili LaMonte and her amazing sqawking cat!
doctec: e: feel free to post the kitty pix
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: E: It's be a kinda scratching p[ost
||||||||| It's 10:29 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bubba's Brain - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
TweenThis&That: No doubt, Bambi. Supposedly, OS X Tiger has the tigtest code in the business.
doctec: cocteau has the mostly white snout, seurat has the black/white mix around her mouth
Elayne: Thanks, Tom! Cocteau and Seurat will be the stars of my Friday Cat Blogging tomorrow. :)
doctec: in the first picture, cocteau is on the right, seurat on the left
cease: good to hear, el
LiliLamont: Right, Elayne. She has a black lower jaw, but half of her face is white. That's Seurat. And she's a real attention whore.
Elayne: I'm going to post the nov06_01, if that's okay.
principalpoop: how do you pronounce that?
cease: they wre barely born when i last saw them
doctec: in the seond picture, cocteau is on the left - and the third (chair) pic, cocteau is perched on top
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: "t" "h" "a" "t"
Elayne: Robin doesn't remember if he even saw them. I think they stayed in the car when you came up to the apartment.
doctec: e: post whichever one you want, it's all good :-)
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Prolly couldn't find a parking spot
Elayne: Well, I want to post one picture of Datsa too, make it an all-tuxedo-kitty day.
Bambi: Bubba played Beat the Reaper ... just in time!
principalpoop: ahhh t-hat th-at tha-t
cease: i have to take more pix of my cats
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: poop: Tutti Bene
LiliLamont: PP: Seurat is pronounced sewr rah. Cocteau is cock tow.
cease: we brought a tiny dog over to my parents "seniors home" today
cease: all the seniors came to life
principalpoop: ahh merci bcp, I was close
doctec: sir rot
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: That dog's name was Jesus
Elayne: Well, 10:30 already, I'm going to get some comics-reading done before turning in. Have a wonderful New Year, all! I'll try to make CNI chat Saturday...
doctec: with a silent 't'
principalpoop: could have been sewer rat and cock too
LiliLamont: I'll bet they did. Animals are very therapeautic.
TweenThis&That: I'll bet Cat. Pets are supposed to be really good for older people.
doctec: pp: lol
cease: no, it was chanelle, a micro dog friend of our Icy's, currently boarding with us
principalpoop: i need a pussy
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Happy Elayne, and best wishes for new year
llanwydd: good night elayne!
TweenThis&That: Take care, E...
Elayne: Bye bye all!
principalpoop: i would love her and pet her and...
doctec: growing up, our family had only dogs no cats - dad was allergic
cease: my parents acted like living people. other seniors faces brightened. it was magic
LiliLamont: Good night, Elayne. Good to see you again.
TweenThis&That: Because you're getting old, P? lol
cease: by el
principalpoop: lol
||||||||| At 10:34 PM, Elayne vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Bambi: have a great night Elayne ... look forward to seeing you in the CNI Chat!
principalpoop: hny
doctec: i have discovered in my adulthood that i am much more a cat person than a dog person
TweenThis&That: My Mom's allergic to her cat, but she won't give it up.
LiliLamont: PP: Let your inner pervert out.
TweenThis&That: Worth the sneezles, apparently ;-)
cease: Icy is my closest dog friend ever, in my relatrively old age
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: LIl: Poop needs *no* encouragement
cease: tween, thats true for many of us
Bambi: Clem was always a dog person, but the Root Cat has grown on him. lol
||||||||| Bunnyboy bounds in at 10:35 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
principalpoop: hehe, she said prevert hehe
Bunnyboy: hiya
cease: hey bun
llanwydd: hey bunnyboy!
principalpoop: hip hop bb
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Bunny
Bambi: LOL Twen
cease: feeling empowered?
Hemlock Stones: hi BB
TweenThis&That: Yep. The other side of 50 is getting quite interesting, Cat ;-)
LiliLamont: Tween: Cats are addictive. I'm so glad I got these two last year. I had to have one of my cats put down last year, also. That is always very painful.
Bambi: Hi Bunny, Happy Holidays!
TweenThis&That: I'll bet, Lili
LiliLamont: Hi, Bun. How are you doing these days?
principalpoop: my brother and sister in law have 4 now, near of the limit before neighbor start to lower instead of raise their eyebrows
||||||||| porgie tiptoes in around 10:37 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
TweenThis&That: I've been feeding several strays since I moved in to my new apartment last Spring. Only one likes to be petted.
TweenThis&That: Evenin' Bun
cease: hows your holidays, bun?
llanwydd: hi porge!
TweenThis&That: Hey Porge
cease: watchng lots of dvds?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Porge
porgie: you weren't supposed to tell
principalpoop: hi porgie HH
cease: porgie? bite any tires lately?
principalpoop: delight any girls lately?
porgie: Welllll
Bambi: Sorry to hear that Lili. Hard to do. Had to do that with our last black and white cat (tiny cat even grown up), Elizabeth (children named her).
Bunnyboy: All is well, muh family and my Dell.
porgie: one maybe
TweenThis&That: He's so good with the maid...
cease: forgot to mention when elayne was here. saw great flick a few days ago.
Hemlock Stones: i only have a rented cat, it belongs next door but comes here for peace and quiet when things get hectic
porgie: shhh
LiliLamont: Tween: Cats are fussy. But that's part of their charm. They won't eat disgusting things like dogs will. And when a cat loves you, you really know it.
cease: The American Ruling Class. Lewis Lapham- the Film
Bunnyboy: (sings) Hi-ho, the derry-oh, muh family and muh Dell!
porgie: My wife is comming
Bambi: the children had a hard time with that as well as me. Course that was many years ago.
cease: good for you, porge
TweenThis&That: A recent film, Cat?
principalpoop: ahh nice stones, keeps the gerbil population under control too
Bambi: Thanks Clem for putting forth the effort when you aren't feeling well.
cease: 05 or 6
cease: after he left editing harpers
Bunnyboy: Can you believe that it's so long since I've listened to ELECTRICIAN that I didn't recognize the escape section, at first.
Hemlock Stones: yes it does but i had to rescue garden song birds on two occasions last years
cease: i had never heard of it. amazing.
principalpoop: 25 or 6 to 4?
Bunnyboy: porgie: You're welcome.
Bunnyboy snickers naughtily
cease: no, we cant believe it, bunnyl. you must be jesting
TweenThis&That: Might have to check it out. Currently reading Gore Vidal's "Dreaming War - Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta"
principalpoop: get well soon ahhh, clem
Bambi: Did anyone notice the difference in the sound tonight? Compliments of some CNI Listeners! An ALESIS Dual Channel Compressor Limiter w/Gate for the live shows! Thanks so much to those who helped out with that.
doctec: on the weekly kcrw show 'bookworm' today, greil marcus was the guest...
TweenThis&That: It's Clem live! He's still with us
cease: tween, you shuld rent this flick. the guy from Economic HIt Man is in it
doctec: lili, what was mentioned at the start of the show?
Bunnyboy: Aw! Get better, Jim!
TweenThis&That: Thanks for your efforts, especially under the circumstances, Clem...
doctec: yeah jimmy get well soon!
cease: its very gore vidalish. vonnegut is in it. pete seeger, barbara ehrenrieich, and some relaly bad people
doctec: and that's an order!
TweenThis&That: Ooo, sounds interesting, Cat :-)
principalpoop: you heard the doc ahh, clem
TweenThis&That: Vidal's book will really make your blood boil.
ah,clem: yea, I an't dead yet, just a little virus or something, good night all, and be well and safe
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Thanks for soldiering on Clem, feel better
cease: too much bad music, but lapham can open all doors
TweenThis&That: Wow Cat. Wil definitely look it up...
LiliLamont: Tween: Wow! That sounds intense. I keep wondering when that whole cabal is going down. Did you hear about the interview that Bob Woodward had with Gerald Ford that could only be made public after Ford's death?
Bambi: more information on the cool Christmas 2006 show when Adam showed up to deliver the gifts on http://www.cniradio.com (link partway down on the main page)
TweenThis&That: Rest well, Clem.
principalpoop: hehe he said lapham hehe
cease: thre's a scene with howard zinn in a boston bus that is the most inspirational bit of filmaking i've seen, atr least to what id like to do with film
doctec: re alesis 3630 compressor: i got a kick out of the fact you got one for xmas... i used two of 'em in my basement project music studio through the late '80s and early '90s - they are really great, i love 'em.
Bambi: LOL doc
TweenThis&That: The one where Ford says the war was unjustified? Heard about it.
principalpoop: i heard that lili, wow, scathing
LiliLamont: At the start of "Bookworm" they mentioned "Everything you Know is Wrong".
Merlyn: Woodward killed Ford!?
principalpoop: toad away
ah,clem: and a special thanks to Mr. Stones for what he jest said privately, night everyone
Bambi: yes, they are doc!
llanwydd: nite clem!
cease: get well, clem
principalpoop: stones, instead that hard stone exterior is marble
principalpoop: oops inside
Bunnyboy: A swell little disc to pick up for next holiday season is THE JUNKY'S CHRISTMAS. It's an animated William S. Burroughs story, intoned by The Groan hisself.
LiliLamont: Feel better, clem. Don't die on us.
||||||||| 10:44 PM -- ah,clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
doctec: merl: no, but the edsel died quickly
Hemlock Stones: beneath the hard and crusty exterior is a squishy mess
Bunnyboy: Ford put Mark Felt up to it!
LiliLamont: Bun, we have that! It's so... cheery and seasonal.
principalpoop: hehe bunnyboy
llanwydd: but mark didn't feel up to it
principalpoop: spicy seasonal?
Bunnyboy: Lili: Yes, it is! I love the lead character's "acting" and expressions.
Hemlock Stones: before you all start to drift away, i just want to say i hope you have a great 2007.
cease: no more death
llanwydd: and the very same to you, stones!
cease: we wil do our best, stones
doctec: thanks stones - and to you too!
principalpoop: thanks stones, and the same to you matey
principalpoop: argh
Bunnyboy: At least one Ford rememberance brought up the old Daily Times headline from 1975: FORD TO NEW YORK: DROP DEAD!
LiliLamont: Any time I've heard Burroughs narrate something, it's always been highly entertaining and decadent. Great combo.
Bambi: you too Stones! And everyone! Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and satisfying new year...with some prosperity thown in.
Bunnyboy: re: the 1975 NY fiscal crisis.
TweenThis&That: Looks like that movie hasn't made it to the libraries yet, Cat.
Hemlock Stones: i attended Burroughs shortest every lecture Lili
Hemlock Stones: ever
TweenThis&That: Cheerio, Stones...
doctec: how short was it?
LiliLamont: Where was that, Stones?
TweenThis&That: Are you guys doing a NYE thing, Bambi?
Hemlock Stones: was at a free rock festival on the south coast of england in 69
principalpoop: ew ew, I like this story, go ahead stones
Bunnyboy: Cue the comic's "Death" routine from ALL THAT JAZZ.
cease: the american ruling class?
Hemlock Stones: wanna hear more ?
doctec smacks forehead - NYE = new years' eve
cease: if its in a vid rent store 3 blocks from me, it cant be obscure
Bunnyboy: "You know what death with dignity is? You don't drool."
TweenThis&That: Yes Cat. Can't find it on a Worldcat search.
LiliLamont: Cease: Christ, let's hope not.
principalpoop: calm doc calm
Bunnyboy: Cliff Gorman. Coincidentally, deader than Fred.
TweenThis&That: lol Bun
Bunnyboy: BTW, how's Fred?
principalpoop: he is on the corner now, oops wrong fred
TweenThis&That: Worldcat search is great. Literally searches the World's libraries.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: ;
Bambi: not sure yet, Tween ... but tune in, you never know what we'll be up to! Check irc.equnet.org in channel #cni closer or email us to find out for sure. Hopefully Clem will be feeling better.
cease: bunnyboy, you seem to know more about new dvds than anybody, surely youre familiar with the flick The American Ruling Class
TweenThis&That: Available for rental doesn't mean that the libraries have bought it yet.
llanwydd: Worldcat, tween. sounds interesting
cease: i get my own world?
TweenThis&That: OK Bambi
principalpoop: wanta trade cat?
Bunnyboy: Hmm...I'm familiar with the flick (and play) THE RULING CLASS, but that's a different matter.
Bunnyboy: Lemme see...
TweenThis&That: Your very own, Cat ;-)
TweenThis&That: http://www.worldcat.org/
llanwydd: If I had known I could search the world's libraries...
cease: looks useful
principalpoop: most don't do interlibrary loan, you have to go on a pilgrimage
TweenThis&That: I log in through my local library, and they'll deliver aything I want to the local branch for free. Doesn't get much better than that...
TweenThis&That: Been watching all the Star Trek NG episodes recently.
Bunnyboy: Documentary on Lewis Lapham, former editor of Harper's Bazaar.
cease: teh non-homless are living in a beneificent world now, tween
principalpoop: ahh, so tween used up all my interlibrary loan luck, j'accuse
llanwydd: where I live, we have a tri-counties library exchange
Bunnyboy: Is that it? IMDB gives no video availability in the U.S.
cease: documetnary By Lapham, not On him
cease: thougth based on his essay
cease: it won some festivals, bunny
doctec: 'american ruling class' is not available through amazon either
Bunnyboy: Ah, yes, I see.
cease: in new york
TweenThis&That: Yeah, we'll see what happens to the US economy when the current 8.6Trillion debt comes home to roost.
doctec: and there's no mention of a dvd available on the movie's own web site - http://www.theamericanrulingclass.org/
Hemlock Stones: if i already pointed you at this search engine please forgive me for doing it again, but it seems a good idea and worth a mention
cease: i got it at blockbusters. hardly a place to find subversive material
Hemlock Stones: http://www.everyclick.com/
TweenThis&That: Bunch of F&*&%$'in pirates, this bunch...
doctec: thanks tween and stones for the worldcat and everyclick links :-)
TweenThis&That: I tried it Stones, but didn't get very good search results. Nice idea though...
llanwydd: I haven't gone into a blockbuster since I started taping movies off tcm
principalpoop: pirates? arrrgh
cease: its very much like vidal and tom robbins, only with a better script and budget. still lacks characters and better song writers, but its as good as one can expecrt for its subjectr matrter
llanwydd: I only like old movies mostly
Hemlock Stones: its a new venture, search engines get better with practice and experience Tween
LiliLamont: ll: We like to call it Ballbuster Video.
doctec: 'american ruling class' premiered at the tribeca film fest in april 2005
TweenThis&That: OK, I'll try it out a bit more :-)
doctec: ballbuster video - OW! what a difference!
principalpoop: tribeca? the guy from jeopardy has a film fest?
cease: lapahm has enough pull to get james baker on tape explaingin why us didint go into rwanda and darfur.
llanwydd: why is that, lili? Nasty people?
cease: its an important document jsut for that
doctec: TriBeCa - lower west side of manhattan island
LiliLamont: After they started censoring, it only seemed right.
principalpoop: ahhh, an indian phrase like a manhatten drink
Bunnyboy: Amazon Canada has a suspicious new listing for AMERICAN RULING CLASS. Released this month, from Mongrel Media.
TweenThis&That: It's actually better than the last time I used it Stones. I'll try it as default for a while...
llanwydd: what is this american ruling class and why is it so controversial?
cease: its at a blockbustrers 3 blocks from my house. this is not Obscure
doctec: ah ha - that's why cat can find the dvd but we can't!
cease: you get to meet them in the flick, llan
LiliLamont: For example, they decided that "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" just wasn't suitable family fare, so they censored it.
doctec: lland: http://americanrulingclass.org
cease: if your'e smart enough, they'd lliketo meet YOU
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| porgie - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
TweenThis&That: Another set of "click donation" sites: http://www.thehungersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites
cease: one of the worst flicks i've ever seen, lili
principalpoop: ??? lili, that is not good
doctec: does blockbuster still have that 'we don't carry non-family fare' policy? i think they had to drop it because of the competition from netflix
llanwydd: thanks for the link doc. I'll check it out
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: anyway, i could not more strongly reccomend this flick. its almost firesonian in places
TweenThis&That: I get "server not found" for the ruling class link.
LiliLamont: PP: I know. I want to choose what I want to watch, not let some fucking tightassed republican do it for me.
doctec: cook/.thief/wife/lover is not an easy flick to sit through - lots of squeamish scenes
cease: i thik the people behind the flick and the firesigns could have a productive meeting, to say the least
Bunnyboy: doc: the .org listing bombs out.
doctec: still, michael gambon as the head gangster was deliciously evil
Bambi: The Mac tells me the time audibly on the hour ;-)
doctec: ...and now he plays dumbledore in the potter movies! :-)
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: DOc: Right! Not easy watching like the Draughtman's Contract
cease: do you need reminding, bambi?
principalpoop: where do they get the fucking nerve to decide for american citizens ahhh grrrrrrr
doctec: sorry llan, try this one - http://www.theamericanrulingclass.org/
LiliLamont: My feeling exactly, PP.
cease: he was the guy with the wskin disease in that brit thing, right doc?
TweenThis&That: You'll think that Apple invented bells and whistles, Bambi ;-)
Bambi: is that movie a thriller?
Hemlock Stones: its the same here PP, they now patronise us and treat us like children and think they know better than we do
Bunnyboy: OK, here's a pitch: Dueling, English, Zombie Gangsters - Michael Gambon and Bob Hoskins!
doctec: go see 'the american ruling class'!!! (not available in america)
cease: the one that came bfore karaoke
principalpoop ( stones
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: The Singing Detective?
Hemlock Stones: they seem to forget that they are elected to serve and not to rule
cease: your govt does that to you, stones?
principalpoop: oops, that should have been a sad face
cease: yes thats it dex
cease: i thought it was that, but then unsure
Bambi: actually I might Cat ... get into stuff and forget the time LOL
cease: i had no idea it wast, doc
TweenThis&That: The First Dramatic Documentary Musical - is that like a Rockumentary?
doctec: i didn't either until tonight, after doing a web search
Bunnyboy: YES! The Singing Detective! Great series.
Hemlock Stones: yes it does cease and more
llanwydd: it seems to be before the age of rock
Bambi: I have seen other OSes do that with third party apps, but the Mac has it built in. :-) So yeah, it's very forward thinking and they do an awesome job on the GUI.
cease: music is very bad, mostly, and it fluctuates between doc and fantasy rather disturbingly
Bunnyboy: The Stuart Gordon remake screwed the pooch.
principalpoop: anybody got a copy of sleep? with a couple sleeping for 8 hours?
principalpoop: i should google my nonsense instead of imposing
Bunnyboy: And PENNIES FROM HEAVEN, also the original.
Bambi: used to have a copy of Sleeper lol
cease: do androids dream of electric sleep?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Poop: How about a video of my aged neighbors?
TweenThis&That: The Spotlight search engine indexes everything of the drive automatically in the background.
doctec: i tried to sit through 'sleep' but dozed off after an hour...
Bunnyboy: There's supposed to be some Ultimate BLADE RUNNER edition out this next year.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Doc: Subliminal
Bunnyboy: With multiple versions, et. al.
Bambi: I don't know Cat. Even the good Dr. on 2001 couldn't answer that for HAL. ;-)
principalpoop: subliminiuminal
TweenThis&That: I have the "director's cut" of Bladerunner. Different in many ways.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Easy for poop to say
doctec: bb: do tell - i have the 'director's cut' dvd of blade runner - the one WITHOUT the damn narration
principalpoop: is it better tween?
LiliLamont: Bun: You may be thinking of "Children of Men" which is being called a "Blade Runner" for the 21st century.
principalpoop: loved the book and the movie
Bambi: Blade Runner another great film. Lots of great movies out there. Shame MPAA is being such a butthead.
TweenThis&That: Different... it also doesn't have the happy ending.
llanwydd: I always got the impression that "Sleep" and "Empire" were conversation pieces projected on the wall at pretentious overnight parties
doctec: i also have the director's cut of THX 1138 - the one lucas doctored with some new, slicker effects composited in with the original footage
llanwydd: I've never seen either
cease: yes book very different. one of my fave books. flick good too but dif
Bunnyboy: You ever get the feeling that what used to end up on the cutting room floor now goes straight to the video marketing department?
TweenThis&That: Never seen THX
LiliLamont: Blade Runner is one of my favorite films. It's so dark.
principalpoop: yeppers bboy
cease: sleeper an even better flick. but that was woody at his finest
principalpoop: see it tween
Bunnyboy: They're actually coming out with Director's Cuts of BIG and THAT THINK YOU DO. Good God!
doctec: 'empire' - sheesh - i kept expecting to see roman gladiators overrun midtown nyc and it never happened through the entire flick!
doctec: some 'empire' ..
cease: lii, youve been to shinjuku in tokyo, right?
TweenThis&That: lol, it would appear so, Bun
LiliLamont: What's the fucking point?
cease: the theatre district with the signs that llok just like blade runner?
doctec: i'm waiting for the director's cut of 'bamb meets godzilla'
principalpoop: i was supposed to have a point? oops sorry
LiliLamont: Cease: Yes, I have. Very blade runnerish.
Bambi: Did anybody read about the Net Neutrality slapdown? Got it on my blog today as well as some some stuff on the Mac and stuff: http://www.bambismusings.com
cease: i saw bladeruner there. on acid. very interesting
principalpoop: you have never met godzilla bambi?
doctec: oops - typo - 'bambi meets godzilla'
Bambi: Mine too Lili ... love movies like that
LiliLamont: Wow. That must have been an intense experience.
Bunnyboy: Heads up, Bambi!
cease: story in one of krassner's books
Hemlock Stones: can you be sure, Cease ?
llanwydd: why have a director's cut instead of a producer's cut. For that matter why not have the cinematographer's cut
doctec: i'm being accosted by the attention whore as i type (meow - meow - meow...)
cease: yes stones. i had company.
Bambi: I grew up on godzilla LOL
Hemlock Stones: yes, witnesses are handy
Bambi: lol doc
principalpoop: no, you were watching little mermaid cease, the acid affected your brain
LiliLamont: Oh, sent Seurat down here. ;-)
Bambi ducks!
TweenThis&That: Just reserved THX at the local library :-)
llanwydd: seriously, the producer's cut is the last word, right?
Bunnyboy: And don't forget the corporation. They ALWAYS get their "cut".
cease: not as much as it should have, poop
LiliLamont: Bambi, did you see Sexy Beast?
principalpoop: you will have fun tween
Bambi: no, haven't seen that one Lili ... is it good?
principalpoop: how debbie does oops wrong chat
doctec: youtube to the rescue - 'bambi meets godzilla': http://youtube.com/watch?v=BXCUBVS4kfQ
llanwydd: I saw THX on TCM. thought it was a little "artsy"
cease: i didnt even know i was stoned, until the scene where harrison ford looks at the photographs in the machine that shows you wharts aroudn the corner
llanwydd: but then again so was 2001, to better effect
Bambi: lol
principalpoop: yes it is artsy almost fartsy
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: and whartsy
Hemlock Stones: wharts around the corner, Cease, i bet thats painful
doctec: 'sexy beast' is a great fucking film - ray winstone, ian mcshane
TweenThis&That: Bladerunner on acid? Isn't that a contradiction?
cease: i think one's brain has to be offered new places to go before it can imagine going there
Bambi: wow, gotta rent that one!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Acid Runner on Blades
cease: you know bladerunner, stones?
Hemlock Stones: yes, but i dont like skating movies
Bunnyboy: doc: The only thing I flat-out didn't buy about SEXY BEAST was the underwater heist. Pee-yew!
TweenThis&That: If you haven't seen 2010, the 2001 sequel, you really should. Good cast and a nice story.
doctec: and ben kingsley in a decidedly un-ghandi-like role!
Bambi: (meaning Sexy Beast)
llanwydd: I saw The Wizard of Oz on acid when I was a teenager. I laughed
cease: how is the janus collection coming, doc and lili?
TweenThis&That: Kingsley is one fine actor.
TweenThis&That: No doubt, LL ;-)
llanwydd: of course I already knew the story
doctec: three down, forty seven to go
Bambi: yes, for sure
cease: ronin?
LiliLamont: Yes! You must see it! It's intense and violent and funny. B en Kingsley and Ray Winstone and Ian McShane are in it. Kingsley's character is completely insane. It even has a little touch of Donnie Darko, without Donnie Darko.
doctec: saw 'forbidden games' ... what a great unsettling film
Bunnyboy: Negativland includes a wonderful animated video file, that borrows it's soundtrack from THE LITTLE MERMAID. It's on their NO BUSINESS CD\Book package.
doctec: a french classic
Bunnyboy: http://negativland.com/
llanwydd: Kingsley is far more versatile than you can tell just by watching Gandhi
cease: id rther be settled than unsettled
Bunnyboy: I'll bet it's up on You Tube, as well.
LiliLamont: Which one, Bun?
TweenThis&That: And spreaking of settled, I need to settle myself somewhere else. Happy NY all, and hope to chat with some of you this weekend...
cease: has everyojne seen al lthe krassner stuff on youtube?
||||||||| At 11:16 PM, TweenThis&That vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
doctec: nite tween
principalpoop: happy new year tween
cease: great leary interview, his own standup, his wifes' archives
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Nigth Tween, Happy NEW Year
LiliLamont: Happy New Year, Tween.
cease: tween
Bunnyboy: Kingsley is a riot in recent Sopranos eps as his own refined self, as is Betty Bacall.
Bambi: Happy New Year Tween!
llanwydd: I've seen a great deal of french cinema. Ever see Children of Paradise? What a fun film
cease: recent?
Bunnyboy: hmm, lemme see, Lili.
cease: is there anotrher season i dont know?
doctec: cat:i'll have to look up krassner's youtube stuff - i bet it's all great, he's such an iconoclastic humorist
llanwydd: is kingsley a regular on the sopranos? I never watch it
LiliLamont: No, ll.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: Last season when Christopher goes to Hollywood to pitch a movie to Sir Ben
cease: theni watched the lenny flick, deniro's flick. with a very young krassner in the backgrtoudn
Bunnyboy: Ah, it is! GIMME THE MERMAID.
Bunnyboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTrHwH2gEY8
doctec: i like to think of krassner as an amalgamation of lenny bruce, mort sahl and abbie hoffman
cease: i shold remember that, dex
cease: but dont
doctec: but i'm not sure that does him justice
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Cat: Christopher an accomplice rip off party bags from Bacall and he punches here out
Bunnyboy: If that isn't the best file, there are several other copies on the site.
cease: i dont think he'd like that, doc. i think he'd rather be the original
Bambi: have a great night everyone! Gotta get some rest ... tomorrow will be a big day
llanwydd: it's interesting how actors who can do absolutely anything are on a par with limited actors like leonardo dicapio
llanwydd: or however you spell it
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Night Bambi, thanks for all and Happy New year
LiliLamont: Good night, Bambi. Happy New Year!
cease: nite, bambi
doctec: nite bambi
Bambi: Happy New Year Dex and everyone!
Bunnyboy: nite Bambi!
Bambi waves good night!
Hemlock Stones: good night and thank you Bambi
Merlyn: nite bambi
doctec waves back
llanwydd: good night bambi!
doctec: i look fwd to hearing myself on saturday's show
Bunnyboy: Yeah, I better skeedaddle, too. Happy, Happy and SAFE weekend. Nobody leaves!
Bunnyboy: See ya next year!
cease: when will you be on it, doc?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: See Yah Bunny
cease: you too bun
llanwydd: next year, bunny
LiliLamont: My eyes are burning. I think I need to get away from the computer. Good night, all, and have a very Happy New Year.
cease: our best to you, lili
llanwydd: get well soon, Lil
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Night Lili, happy new year and continuing recovery
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves at 11:22 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
LiliLamont: /Lili waves goodnight.
LiliLamont: Whoops!
doctec: cat: on cni radio during jimmy lee & bambi's "contributor hour" - 8 to 9 pm est (5 to 6 pm pst)
LiliLamont: Good night!
||||||||| LiliLamont leaves at 11:23 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
cease: thankx doc
||||||||| Phil Austin strides in at 11:23 PM with Danny Vanilla badgering him for an interview; since he has no badgers, Catherwood forcibly leads Danny Vanilla out the door.
llanwydd: bunnyboy take my advice, if you are only floating you CAN be caught
principalpoop: oops night lili, best of luck HNY
cease: hey lili come back. phil's here
principalpoop: cool video
Phil Austin: just checkingin, probably too late
Merlyn: Phil!
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Hey Phil, how about an interview
doctec: hey phil!
principalpoop: ahhh empty dallas
Hemlock Stones: Hi Phil
cease: i am now a firm believer in the power of 3
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: or a badger
llanwydd: Hy Phil!
cease: no phil you must speak to lili
doctec: lili just signed off, but i told her you signed in so she's coming back
Phil Austin: Hi everyone. I know nothing, just got in from an airport run
||||||||| Outside, the 11:24 PM uptown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving LiliLamont coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
cease: you will inspire her to keep breathing
principalpoop: wb lili
doctec: and your arms are...
doctec: ?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: ..and his legs are.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: ?
Phil Austin: lil: if you've gone to sleep, sweet dreams ...
LiliLamont: Yes! The inspiration will be good. Phil, come back!
doctec: lili just signed back in
llanwydd: what airport did you run to phil?
Phil Austin: oh, there you are, awake
cease: i think you just made them sweeter, phil
doctec: the docs have backpedaled on the pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis
principalpoop: she is on pregnantzone, careful what you say
cease: he runs a lotta airports, llan
LiliLamont: No, Phil, not yet. I'm still here and still alive.
Phil Austin: Did I see something about you up the page mentioning good health news?
doctec and lili tend to be nightowls - we listen to the kcrw streaming feed all the time, we feel like we are on west coast time
llanwydd: that's right I still owe him a lot of money for...
LiliLamont: Yep, I'm on nasty steroids now, but my breathing is much better.
Phil Austin: backpedaled? really?
doctec: yes
cease: rod serling the stemcell presents: Pregnantzone
doctec: they are back to "we don't know what you've got"
Phil Austin: Well this is good news: Happy new year!
cease: oh, how can you be, in two diseases at once, if...
doctec: they have eliminated the possibility that her lung problem is due to a cancer recurrence, nor is it the result of anything viral / fungal / bacterial
principalpoop: start inhaling asbestos, then they will know what to do
Phil Austin: better unknowing than knowing something bad (and wrong)
LiliLamont: I've been on oxygen 24/7, but at my last appointment with my pulmonologist, he said that I don't have pulmonary fibrosis and that my left lung has improved a bit.
doctec: which only leaves pulmonary fibrosis, an inflammation problem or an autoimmune problem as possible causes
principalpoop: improving at all is fantastic
llanwydd: I believe 2007 will be good news phil
Phil Austin: Go left lung. You go, left lung. You rock, lung.
LiliLamont: Although he did say that some of the lung problem has apparently migrated to the right lung.
cease: is that like believing in fairys, llan?
Phil Austin: llan: I'm feeling the same way
cease: lol phil
doctec: the fact that a chest x-ray mid-december showed a slight improvement in the bad left lung calls into question the possibility of pulmonary fibrosis, which *doesn't* get any better if you have it
principalpoop: you don't believe in fairys cat? you bitch
Phil Austin: hey, cat. Did Taylor J. check in here this eve? He needs your email address
doctec roots for lili's lungs all the time these days
doctec: i'll email it to him now, phil
llanwydd: come off it cat! are you telling me fairies arent real?
Phil Austin: Yeah , I think we should be rooting for both lungs
cease: thats odd, phil. i got email from him yest i think. he said he got the cassette isent him reigstered mail
LiliLamont: Lucky me, whenever I go to see my pulmonologist, I get a chest X-ray. I could build a portfolio out of all the imaging I've had in the last 3 months.
||||||||| It's 11:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: thats the Whale show you need
Phil Austin: I'm refraining from stupid remarks about your chest
principalpoop: M, change catherwoods repetoir please lol
||||||||| Catherwood ignores principalpoop
principalpoop: hehe somebody said chest hehe
cease: they would probably work, phil
Merlyn: that's the reaper pp
||||||||| BobDCaterino bounds in at 11:31 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
principalpoop: well beat the reaper
Phil Austin: poop: is that a Peter Griffin reference?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Bob D
cease: did somebody let a bobcat in here?
llanwydd: I actually had a chest xray last night in the ER. Serious back pain but nothing serious
doctec: to a pulp!
LiliLamont: That's OK, Phil. It's been a year and a half and I still don't have all of the reconstruction done. I have to wait until my lung issues are settled. I feel like the flip side of Igor. Hump? What hump?
BobDCaterino: Look, he heard the word chest and came flying in.
llanwydd: that's not exactly contradictory
Phil Austin: cat: thanks. I think he's at his parents in Idyho and probably not chattable tonight
doctec loves lili's sense of humor
BobDCaterino: Hey Phil
principalpoop: might be, but I don't know who peter griffin is, relative of merv the perv?
doctec told lili he's finally ready to tie the knot on xmas day - she said yes the day after
cease: i just heard from him yesterday. i hope he hasnt dropped out of the unverse since then.
cease: of course, too much firesign will to that to you
BobDCaterino: Lily mwah, how is everyone tonight
llanwydd: but guess who's got arthritis now after 45 years of waiting with baited breath?
principalpoop: ahhh wonderful doc, and lili, 2007 is looking up
cease: Do
Phil Austin: lil: it's hard to stay serious with you. chest humor becomes hump humor.
doctec: we need to hold off for a bit though, to make sure getting hitched won't affect lili's v.a. benefits
llanwydd: the doctor spotted my first signs of arthritis
doctec: sorry to hear it llan
Merlyn: Phil, would you know if the XM box set will have a DVD of the nick danger/mark time video clips? John from lodestone wasn't sure.
LiliLamont: Hey, it's only been 16 years. I believe in long engagements. In fact, I have a formula. I believe in spacing marriages my incrementing powers of two.
cease: yes, maximize benefits, doc and lilli
Phil Austin: poop: leading character on Family Guy. Very typical remark of his. Omigod, you are him!
principalpoop: ahh, my grandmother called her hands traitors llan, they do have more things to try now
llanwydd: I don't know how I got it but it can't be incapacitating
LiliLamont: Phil, no need to be serious. Humor has gotten me through a lot of adverse life situations.
llanwydd: not badly
Phil Austin: merl: no video, cd only
BobDCaterino: I think of it this way, If it is a firesign theatre product, buy it, support them no motter how heavy they get.
cease: thats what its for, lili
principalpoop: the opposite of gravity
Merlyn: Do you think the DVD of video could be a lodestone product eventually?
doctec: cat, check with bubba on that - i know when i was visiting him earlier this year, he was going back and forth on the dvd addition
cease: hey phil, your latest blog post was magnificent
BobDCaterino: shhhhh poops on
doctec: oops, i meant merl, not cat
Phil Austin: lil: glad I got to talk to you tonight. And is there any corresponding doc/job good news?
Hemlock Stones: i enjoyed reading it too, Phil
cease: the 3 kings of tacoma piece
doctec: no news on the job front - yet
principalpoop: all right kids, stay on camera, lets listen to what he has to say
principalpoop: don't take off your shoes, jobs is on the way
doctec: but the year is early - in fact it hasn't even started yet
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Props!!
BobDCaterino: rah, rah, rah
doctec: i think i can scrape by for the next month while i'm pounding the pavement
cease: yes, we're still Pre-year
Phil Austin: thanks about 3kings - cat/stones I still find it weird
cease: ive been having a lot of memories of chirstmases, new years past
cease: phil did you get the dvd?
Hemlock Stones: Luxury, Cease, we are still waiting to celebrate the Millenium here.
principalpoop: i started reading have not finished yet, I was, am only 3-4 bottles of booze away from being one of the main characters
LiliLamont: Phil: Good to talk to you, too. Wouldn't you know it, I've been getting job nibbles, and I have no idea what to do about them right now. But I do know that I can keep going indefinitely on borrowed money. It's quite the dilemma.
principalpoop: i blame the chunnel stones, europe is sucking the time out of england
BobDCaterino: Borrowed money is good as long as you don't have to live on borrowed time as we all do. Now what does he mean by that? who knows
Hemlock Stones: yes France sucks, many believe
BobDCaterino: Three Kings is great
llanwydd: time doesn't flow in that direction, princ
principalpoop: i was going to say that, thanks stones
Phil Austin: lil - maybe you should take one small short job just to see how you feel.
Hemlock Stones: dislike of the French has become an art form for the English
cease: teh dark side of austin, visible in some memorable works in tales of the old detective and down under danger
principalpoop: mais non, j'aime bien france, vive la france!
BobDCaterino: Viva la Jerry Lewis, that freak
principalpoop: i remember the bullet for Nancy in stereo, that was hard core
Hemlock Stones: the French have the audacity to speak a foreign language, PP and thats really not acceptable
Phil Austin: 3king is weird because I'm copying someone who's translating someone else
cease: i thought that was your original, phil
cease: sounds like you
BobDCaterino: um third person
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: quick away to park a car, back really soon
doctec: k dex
principalpoop: Hail Rita!
BobDCaterino: Phils translation of a theme
cease: metah maid
llanwydd: now if only prince william would marry some female descendant of napoleon, there's the end of the cold war
Phil Austin: cat: it's a take on a belgian's book - click on prolegemon at the top and I explain it there
doctec loves meta-humor
BobDCaterino: Tell them to get some tylonal, that will end the cold war
cease: aha
llanwydd: or maybe prince charles can marry Claudine Longet or something like that
cease: i saw your ref to ti but didint know it was that much derived
BobDCaterino: ead the prolegemon
BobDCaterino: I r
principalpoop: after a certain age meta-mucil is more important
cease: it has that euro romance of grime,
Phil Austin: cat: the original book - tryptch of the 3 kings - is not in print, but available used. It's spooky and I'm trying to keep up
LiliLamont: Phil, I've considered a short term contract, but since I've been on oxygen 24/7, I've wondered if I could do that, since it would involve either convincing an employer to let me work at home where I'm tethered to a home O2 base unit, or otherwise I would have to bring several tanks with me to work in an office.
cease: stay home lilil
principalpoop: yes, let your body heal
BobDCaterino: Lili, keep the faith and someone out there will let you work and do your thing
BobDCaterino: at home i mean
Phil Austin: lil: I was just assuming you could work from home. No, you shouldn't go out dragging tanks, unless the employer loved you so much he insisted.
cease: wow. i jsut coughted and my dog didnt run away
BobDCaterino: lol Cease
principalpoop: if you had no scruples, you could spam from home, somebody is making off that or they would not do it
Hemlock Stones: been training him Cease ?
LiliLamont: Yeah, Cat, I think that's my only choice until my lung problems are behind me. Can you imagine the impression I would make in an interview?
cease: he has taken to running away in the past few weeks., afrer only runing away when my wife coughs
LiliLamont: But aside from that, I would love to work at home. It would be the perfect solution.
cease: lili, your resume precedes you.
Hemlock Stones: its good your dog reads the runes and takes such and interest in your wife Cease
doctec: oh yeah - phil - others asked about lili's two (relatively new) kitties she got (through a musician friend of mine) the middle of last year when she started in on the chemo - recent pix are at http://doctechnical.com/kitties
cease: all the goo dyou've done in your field is well known and appreciated, whatefer youre breatrhing
doctec: the one with the all-white fur around the mouth is the male, cocteau - the other cat is seurat, the girl. they are brother & sister of a litter of six, they are great companions for lili (and me too!).
LiliLamont: Well, it is a good one. The only problem is that it has been so long. Not that I don't think I could come back up to par fairly quickly. At least my mind is in good shape.
principalpoop: i still say they are plotting something in that 3rd photo
cease: is there sometihihng magnetic about the number 3?
Hemlock Stones: its a magic power number Cease
LiliLamont: 3 is a magic number.
principalpoop: it is an odd number
cease: i was thinking phil would show up tonight because it was the 3rd time.
Hemlock Stones: symbolises strength and stability
cease: is that magical thikning or what?
BobDCaterino: Cute, D Cat loves d Cats
Phil Austin: horrible cat pictures, very disturbing. Too cute.
doctec: in that 3rd picture, cocteau (perched atop the chair) is probably plotting something - seurat is doing the rolling-her-eyes "oh no, there he goes again" thing
principalpoop: ahh caterino, not dogerino
BobDCaterino: Lili any homepage?
principalpoop: ahhh yes doc, ok
BobDCaterino: I am a dog man myself, um putting on the dog lol
LiliLamont: Cats rule. I read something the other day, a quote from Albert Schweitzer, about music and cats being the most calming influences.
principalpoop: i am not hotdogging you this time
BobDCaterino: Lilli, always loved Alfalfa (Kidding)
LiliLamont: No, Bob, I don't have one. I should create one. Doc has all the information I need for doing that.
principalpoop: i like both, I am animalbidexterous
llanwydd: not hotdoggin me. hope you aint billy jacking me either
doctec: i think lili has a page on the ryze site, but you need to sign up for membership in order to see it.
BobDCaterino: Had Hotdogs for dinner. The fur got stuck in my teeth
LiliLamont: Phil, can you guess that these cats are just a little bit spoiled?
doctec: yes, i have offered to help lili put together a web page for her from time to time - when she's ready.
Phil Austin: is hot-doggin Harry happy cox? biilly jacking would be from Next World
LiliLamont: Putin' on the dog? PUTTIN' ON THE RITZZZZZ!!!
LiliLamont: That's Puttin', not putin'.
llanwydd: that's what I meant phil
BobDCaterino: Well Mr. Austin, you made me a very happy man getting to chat with you. Have to surf, write and finish up. Thank you too much for being here.
Phil Austin: lil: those cats are spoiled, they're done.
doctec: Faux News has certainly perfected the 'rumors behind the news' formula...
Phil Austin: bobd: thanks and happy news year
BobDCaterino: Not to forget Billy Jack, shoe scrapers
cease: Senoir Citizen Fumiyo has just discovered she is as skilled at making short bread as she is at everything else.
principalpoop: night bob, HNY, keep em flying
BobDCaterino: so long all (All together now) THE LONGER THE BETTER........
cease: I get to benefit from this discovery
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: It says I'm back
LiliLamont: Lucky you, cease.
BobDCaterino: You and your lovely wife have a very great new year and all of you bozo's also
doctec: nite bobby dee
Hemlock Stones: same to you Bob take care
principalpoop: fumiyo's little cat loves short bread short bread
LiliLamont: Good night, Bob, and Happy New Year.
BobDCaterino: not nite but over vraw
cease: it cant be wrong, dex
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Night BobD
BobDCaterino: dont spreak french
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Non
principalpoop: ahh dunka shen
cease: so, neh, poop
BobDCaterino: zapppppppppp
principalpoop: wb fong
||||||||| Around 11:56 PM, BobDCaterino walks off into the sunset...
doctec: go ahead, speak french - i'll use http://babelfish.altavista.com to translate
Merlyn: nite bob
cease: her apricot cake isnt quite lovable yet, but the shortbread rocks
llanwydd: then don't. but you aint got no amis on the gauche
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Doc: Sacre Merde
doctec: dex: lol
cease: just watched weirdly cool the other day. where they preform the french love in sketch from 67
cease: squeek englilsh, troop
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: llan: you ain't got no freunds om das Reich
cease: the same sketch they did on pink hotel
llanwydd: I had a friend who told me he saw FST on the David Susskind show back in the 60s
cease: 99 leftballoons
principalpoop: that one is horrible doc, when needed I use, damn I hate IE7
cease: your friend may have seen something we'll never see, llan
cease: the lads are searching for it, but in vain
doctec: pp: well, it's been around since before the beginning
principalpoop: http://www.mezzofanti.org/translation/ 2nd or 3rd one are better
llanwydd: I wasn't watching susskind in the 60s
principalpoop: ??? that was on late and a super super show
cease: begiining's justr sometihing they made up, quoth Shadow
||||||||| 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..
doctec: i think alan gross may have that susskind/fst interview in his archives
llanwydd: yeah susskind was really laid back and always friendly with his guests
cease: doc, if he did we would know it by now
doctec: i haven't been in touch with alan in a long long time - i assume he's still ensconced in his apt in queens
cease: taylor begs for somethig on the firesing site
doctec: i remember visiting him with freditor back in - what was it - 97 or 98 - and he played us that tape
cease: not suskind but someone else?
principalpoop: martin agronsky? that was a fun show
cease: the firsign did somebody's show in maybe 68 or 69 i dont recall
cease: didnt see it, only heard abvout it
cease: i have the one we all have, from gross
Phil Austin: back now. Susskind?
llanwydd: never even heard the name agronsky
LiliLamont: Well, we do have someone familiar with the original source material. Perhaps Phil can tell us.
cease: is that the lost show, phil?
Phil Austin: no, I think we have it. what's missing is the les crane show
llanwydd: I was mentioning, phil that an old friend of mine saw you guys on the David Susskind show back in the 60s
Phil Austin: remember les crane, with the long pointy microphone?
doctec: i do remember les crane, strange guy
llanwydd: les crane must have been west coast
principalpoop: and the band of renowned?
Phil Austin: llan: I remember seeing a piec of it lately - maybe excerpted on Weirdly Cool DVD
doctec: les has a wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Crane
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Les Crane and the Whoopers
cease: les crane has disappeared, phil?
principalpoop: whoop whoop whoop
cease: like last exit to fresno?
llanwydd: I haven't seen WC yet but one of these days...
Phil Austin: my sister was briefly married to les brown junior (and his band of renunior)
LiliLamont: Along with the servants.
doctec: does the museum of tv & radio have any les crane shows in their archive? maybe?
cease: my piano teacher was les brown's pianist in 50s-60s.
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Phil: YOur sister was a big band singer?
cease: bob wiliams.
cease: lots of amusing tales
Phil Austin: doc: could be, could be . ..
principalpoop: wow cool show
doctec: if not at the l.a. branch, maybe the nyc branch
Phil Austin: dex… no, she was a dancer on "Where the Action Is" and the Dean Martin show
cease: phil your dad was a pro musician, right?
principalpoop: small world, they performed at my brothers wedding party
Phil Austin: cat: he was a union guy, played trumpet, played in big bands in Fresno and maybe a little pickup work in LA. Grew up in a family that had a music school in Denver
LiliLamont: Those of us whose fathers were engineers end up leading lives of quiet desperation.
doctec: factorial or factotum?
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Those of us whose fathers were desperados lead live of quiet engineering
Phil Austin: lil: I should have said semi-pro. In real life he worked for the southern Pacific Railroad
cease: i got that from your interviews and such. you seem to come from a family where rythym mattered
Hemlock Stones: Sorry folks but its very late here now so i better climb the wooden hill
principalpoop: my dad looked and thought like dick cheney, it was unsetling to see him play benny goodman on his clarinet
Hemlock Stones: look forward to seeing you again next week
cease: off you go, stones
Hemlock Stones: have fun
principalpoop: night stones and HNY
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: Night Hemlock and Happy New year to you as it comes earlier there than here
Phil Austin: cat: not really. My dad was kind of mean and kept all his musical knowledge to himself and my mom, terrified of her choir leader father - panicked if she had to sing
doctec: nite stones and happy new year
principalpoop: ahh the best stones
llanwydd: thanks for stopping by stones
LiliLamont: It mattered in my house because my mother was Colombian. And you know those latin rythms.
cease: check out the american ruling class if it comes to you local store, stones
Hemlock Stones: i will check out the new year to make sure it works before it gets to you all
llanwydd: I know it's past your breakfast time
Phil Austin: morning, Stones. Off you go.
cease: ok, i retract everything i just said.
LiliLamont: Good night, Stones, and Happy New Year.
Hemlock Stones: good morning and good night
principalpoop: make sure it is in bristol fashion before you send it across the big pond please
llanwydd: oh yeah check out Tuesday the 2nd for me too would you
cease: i wish i could do that al lthe time
doctec: phil: that's too bad. my mom was a piano teacher and good sightreader but my dad had the ears, he taught himself a handful of '40s standards and that's all he would ever play but he heard all the tricky chord voicings in 'stardust' and 'as time goes by'
Hemlock Stones: i will ensure its shitshaped just for you PP
Hemlock Stones: errr....?
principalpoop: arghh matey
doctec: i think i inherited that gene from him, i have little patience for dots on paper unfortunately - prefer to make it up as i go along, technology lets me get away with it
||||||||| Hemlock Stones leaves to catch the 12:13 AM train to Funfun Town.
doctec: the convergence of music and computers has been so all-encompassing over the past 15-20 years it's scary
Merlyn: I always wanted someone like Steve Allen to say "I'm not a piano, but I play one on TV"
doctec: and exhillarating (for me, anyway - it's anathema for others, i recognize this)
principalpoop: movies too, that compression action is mind altering...
Phil Austin: doc: the best thing about my Dad was his love for Billy May's arrangements. And Chet Baker.
cease: lol merl
principalpoop: LOL m
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong: I'm slippin' on off alos, night to all and may the coming year of Democrat resurgence shower us with a little fucking mercy
llanwydd: billy may? what did he play?
LiliLamont: And yet, classic acoustic instruments are still very important. I have two neices that play the harp and the cello, and my granddaughter plays the violin.
principalpoop: have a fine NYC HNY fong
doctec loves chet baker's stuff, he and lili have a few of his albums in cd form
principalpoop: Go Pelosi and Reid!
cease: on the other paw, witnessing my parents loss of interest in christmascarols and music theyve lways loved is odd
Phil Austin: so long, fong. And flights of angels, ....
llanwydd: good night doc
doctec: nite dex and happy new year
llanwydd: I meant dex
cease: like polar bears not having sea ice
||||||||| 12:16 AM -- Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: dex
Phil Austin: billy may was an arranger
LiliLamont: Good night, Dex, and Happy New Year.
doctec: this was mentioned in a previous chat - frank zappa on steve allen show in '63: part one http://youtube.com/watch?v=kGPPBwDBJDs ... part two http://youtube.com/watch?v=ufgn__85q9E
llanwydd: I see
cease: and jimmy may was a stranger?
cease: the segment we need is frank zapa no the joe pine show
Phil Austin: cat: got the dvd and just read the note and I'll look at the video tomorrow, probably. thanks
cease: the piece of furniture episode
cease: greatr news phil. hope you enjoyl
Phil Austin: cat: the underground college is a wonderful borges-like thing
cease: its hd dumbed down to dv so its jerkier than my current software can overcome
cease: but you'll see some nice shots of bill reid scuptures
cease: tunnel under the city is x minus one. my fave radio programme
llanwydd: underground college? Is that anything like an al-Qaeda training camp?
doctec: cat, did you know the entire 'crying of lot 49' text is available on the web?
cease: no m colege in ottaw had tunnels. my radio station broadcastr from them, in 69
cease: thats scary, doc
principalpoop: i never read that
principalpoop: I have read all his others, except the newest
doctec: the link for it is http://www.innternet.de/~peter.patti/thomaspynchon-thecryingoflot49.htm
llanwydd: sounds like fun, cat. I've been a dj myself
principalpoop: thanks
cease: i had tens of listeners in the tunnels. perhaps hundreds
cease: i played firesign
llanwydd: I didn't think I had a very big audience in Ticonderoga
cease: sounds like a good word for a lyric
llanwydd: but the signal went across the lake to vermont
principalpoop: slowly I turn, oops wrong new york city
cease: tippie tie one on in ti con
llanwydd: LOL CAT!
Phil Austin: when I was in college in Maine, my roomate and I had a radio show devoted to west coast jazz and - yes - sports car racing records
principalpoop: rhooooom
cease: brubek?
Phil Austin: brubeck, shelly manne, paul desmond, baker, art blakely etc
llanwydd: did you have to do the color broadcast, phil?
doctec: lili's brother george is a deejay at krml, the jazz station in carmel-by-the-sea ... i think clint eastwood started the station, as far as i know he no longer owns it but is still involved
principalpoop: a chief had me try out to be the news announcer on the aircraft carrier nimitz, i could never remember i was on camera and wiped my nose and coughed and stuff
cease: i had a relative, not musican but serously into geer and jazz, turnd me onto a lot of goodies in late 50s
Phil Austin: llan: years later, on a show I did in LA called Hollywood Niteshift, I started improvising in the voice of Jackie Stewart against formula one sfx
Phil Austin: doc: my old schoolfriend Jack Globenfelt is in Carmel, heading the theatre there.
llanwydd: only jazz i can listen to now is bruford, metheny, McLaughlin and in small doses, Thelonius Monk
principalpoop: any jean luc ponty llan, he flies
doctec: right - jack, not jackie - i wonder if he and george fuller have ever crossed paths - six degrees of separation and all.
cease: my ability to enjoy music has so severely atrophied it's hard to put togther videos, where its needed
Phil Austin: llan: yeah, jazz seems largely useless to me know. There's a new Los Lobos album in our house at the moment taking up all our attention
doctec enjoys many of the old blue note and impulse releases from the '50s and '60s
doctec: but lately, have been listening to more modern stuff
Phil Austin: doc: ask him, Jacknotjackie is relatively new there, just took over. My family spent a couple of summer vacation stints in Carmel and I've always loved it there
doctec: soulwax, j.viewz, hungry lucy, 8mm and others
cease: my family used to vacation in carmel. i loved it there
principalpoop: that is a beautiful place, drove through once
doctec: next time george calls (usually once a week) we'll ask him if he knows about the theatre and we'll tell him about j.g.
Phil Austin: doc: I'll check these out. I need to get up to speed with now.
doctec: kcrw's "morning becomes eclectic" show is a great source for a wide array of interesting new music
cease: are you staying on fox island phil?
Phil Austin: Good Night everyone and good speed to the new year. All the bestest to all of you, but most of all to Lily and her magnificent chest
LiliLamont: There is so much really good music being produced that it's hard to keep up. Doc and I get a lot of our current music information from KCRW inSanta Monica. But we also have a fair sized collection of older stuff and jazz between us. And my brother is so passionate about jazz that he is a really great source.
cease: that it is, phil
||||||||| Phil Austin is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 12:31 AM.
Merlyn: see you next year, phil
doctec: thanks phil - we're calling it a night now too
principalpoop: thanks so much and the best new year for you and yours :D
cease: off you call
LiliLamont: Phil, you're so sweet. Have a really great New Year.
cease: thanks for coming back, lili
principalpoop: oops it is 12:30 night all and happy happy new year 2007, courage lili :D
doctec: "defenstrated" - sounds painful!
||||||||| principalpoop rushes off, saying "12:32 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 12:32 AM, dragging Benard Flapnoodle by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
Merlyn: he lost his fenes
Benard Flapnoodle: Am I too late for Mr. Austin?
doctec: bernard - you just walked in as others have left
cease: now, this could be proctor. but it probably isnt
doctec: sadly yes
Merlyn: you just missed him
Benard Flapnoodle: No I am not
Merlyn: he was just tossed out the window
cease: better missed him than pissed him
Benard Flapnoodle: Ok, what the hell happened to Annelee?
LiliLamont: Cease, I'm glad I was able to join in. It's now 4 weeks since my last hospital release, and I know that just a couple of weeks ago, I might not have had the stamina to do this.
doctec: in a defenestrated flurry
Merlyn: that reminds me, someone was trying to "fake" log in as Proctor a couple of days ago
cease: we are all rooting for you, lili
doctec: "trying" being the operative phrase?
LiliLamont: Merlyn: how did you know?
Benard Flapnoodle: I know Phil has a different wifey
cease: really, merl?
cease: i thoguht that was the real proc. with ossman, right?
Benard Flapnoodle: anyone know?
LiliLamont: Thanks, cease. I appreciate it.
Merlyn: With ossman, yes cat
Benard Flapnoodle: i was just wondering about Annelee
doctec: annalee is ancient history
Merlyn: Probably. The "fake" was trying to log in as <red>Phil Proctor<> etc
Benard Flapnoodle: divorce or death
doctec: someone i think austin would like to forget at this point (if he hasn't already)
cease: tho he showed up shortly aftet osman left
Merlyn: You can see it here: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/chat/logs/Wednesday.html
Benard Flapnoodle: Who is red phil??
Merlyn: But that won't work after next Wednesday
doctec: red phil is phil austin
cease: i spoke to him as if he were proc, his daughter marrying my provinces premier soon
Merlyn: But I think it was BobDCaterino just fooling around
Merlyn: cat, yes, that was the real proctor after ossman
cease: would bob do that?
Benard Flapnoodle: no can fake Phil, Phil, Davids or Pete's great quick witted humor
cease: i thougth so merl
doctec: wow, that wednesday log is pretty bizarro
Benard Flapnoodle: Well if we can see the IP addy we would know for sure, you can't see that can you??? CAN YOU??? OH MY GOD
cease: wed? here?
Merlyn: you near Stearling, Virginia benard?
Benard Flapnoodle: Nope, California, as you know I am the founder and president of the Funny Name club of America
llanwydd: is it just me. I see a guy walking up to me from a refrigerator
Benard Flapnoodle: put the link upagain and I can read it too
Merlyn: is your refrigerator running?
LiliLamont: OK, guys. I think it's time for me to beg off. I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year. See you next year!
Merlyn: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/chat/logs/Wednesday.html
Benard Flapnoodle: Lilly, Be safe and feel better and HAPPY NEW YEAR
cease: you too, lili
doctec says "yeah me too"
doctec: see y'all on the funway in 2007...
doctec: wherever that is
||||||||| LiliLamont says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, LiliLamont exits at 12:42 AM.
Merlyn: yeah, 2007
cease: we gotta keep flying
doctec: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............
Merlyn: upside-down it spells LOOZ
||||||||| At 12:42 AM, doctec hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: off we go
||||||||| cease leaves at 12:42 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Merlyn: Time to go
||||||||| Merlyn rushes off, saying "12:43 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Benard Flapnoodle: lATER lLAN
Benard Flapnoodle: or in english Later Llanwydd
Benard Flapnoodle: As my last wuestion of the year, WHO the hell is BobDCaterino, that is one funny name and I need to get him into the club. HAPPY NEW YEAR
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Bernard Flapnoodle into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, grumbles something about 12:46 AM, then departs.
||||||||| "Hey Bernard Flapnoodle!" ... Bernard Flapnoodle turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 12:46 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Bernard Flapnoodle', just granted probation at 12:46 AM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| At 12:47 AM, Bernard Flapnoodle vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| 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 BobDCaterino plummets into the garden at 12:47 AM.
BobDCaterino: Crapers, where did everyone go?
BobDCaterino: Llan, Benny
BobDCaterino: very funny Benard, I am already a member of the funny namers
||||||||| It's 12:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Benard Flapnoodle - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
BobDCaterino: Ok, I see we no longer remember that we need to log out. Have a very happy new year and I will see ya in the movies
BobDCaterino: They come, they go.
BobDCaterino: and remember :everything you know is wrong.
||||||||| llanwydd departs at 12:52 AM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:52 AM and llanwydd steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| At 12:52 AM, BobDCaterino rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
: Ok, this is the end of the chat, or is it only the?????????No, it's the end...........
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "12:53 AM and late as usual, it's lIanwydd, just back from Virginia."
lIanwydd: well hello me.
lIanwydd: Is it really you?
lIanwydd: Tis I
lIanwydd: I thought so.
||||||||| Tiny Dr.Tim steals in around 12:54 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
Tiny Dr.Tim: someone's talking to themselves.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with KellyGirl close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 12:55 AM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the sitting room.
KellyGirl: Hi
KellyGirl: ha ha I see that
Tiny Dr.Tim: well, hello, come in and have another cup of tea!
||||||||| 12:56 AM: BobDCaterino jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
||||||||| BobDCaterino says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, BobDCaterino exits at 12:56 AM.
llanwydd: I must chalke
Tiny Dr.Tim: some people like to just come and go...
Tiny Dr.Tim: well, now that we're not all here, I'd like to call this meeting to see if it's refrigerator is running. all in favor, what made you so special? say aye?
||||||||| It's 1:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| lIanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Tiny Dr.Tim: look what you've done, llandwydd, now I'm talking to myself!
Tiny Dr.Tim: damnit, he's dead, Jim. and without even the benefit of backmasking cluing us in.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Tiny Dr.Tim: what's new york got to do with it? bring that gong back here, I have all their albums.
Tiny Dr.Tim: well. I think I've sat in the waiting room long enough, it's time to go wait in the sitting room instead, farewell, and arrividerci...
||||||||| "1:04 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Tiny Dr.Tim, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| KellyGirl - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| llanwydd sneaks away to The Portrait Gallery...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:

Phil Austin
Benard Flapnoodle
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Drop-the Ball-Fred Fong
dr. headphones
Hemlock Stones
Humbug Stones
Tiny Dr.Tim
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

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And, "The Home Team"