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 January 18, 2007 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Firebroiled inside, makes a note of the time (8:41 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Firebroiled: You people got trouble here? Well, I don’t know why you people seem to think this is magic. It’s just this little chromium switch here . . .
[click] My, you people are so superstitious . . .
||||||||| Firebroiled is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 8:42 AM.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies jam into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 12:18 PM, then departs.
||||||||| It's 12:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| jam - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Broderick Crawford in through the front door at 1:46 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| It's 2:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Broderick Crawford - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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 ah,clem gets out at 8:21 PM.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FiresignTheatre" at about 9 eastern'
ah,clem: ..
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Bambi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:52 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Bambi: Howdy Clem
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:55 PM and Bubba's Brain bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bubba's Brain: Hey guyz.
Bambi says it's nice and warm under the covers and this laptop :-)
Bambi says we got a package in the mail :-)
Bubba's Brain: You guys get the posters.
Bubba's Brain: cool.
Bambi: thanks for the posters and catalogs ... we will help get the word out once folks start actually coming to the cafe. We only just opened yesterday for the first time.
Bubba's Brain: Wow -- must be busy.
Bambi says hey, you got my one and only grape from ancient Greece '-)
Bubba's Brain: Keep it in a Grecian Urn.
Bambi: still gotta get the word out that we are actually open. Especially since it had a false start the first time around
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:59 PM, dragging Mudhead by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Mudhead: Welcome all! I have returned
Bambi: yeah, we had lots to do to get things ready for opening ... looks great now though
Bambi: hi Mudhead!
Bubba's Brain: Yeah, marketing yourself is half the battle... a i've learned.
Mudhead: And that wasnt my leg Cathrewood
Bambi: lol
Bubba's Brain: At least not his left or his right one.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Mudhead: Hello Bambi dear
Mudhead: Catherwood, fetch Bambi a toasted Almond
||||||||| Catherwood gets bambi a toasted almond.
Bambi: again ... I thought it was officially open long ago lol
Bubba's Brain: Catherwood, tune that trumpet.
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Bubba's Brain and asks "Would you like something?"
Bambi smiles and says how's it going up there in the Northeast? We've got freezing rain here
Bambi: Why thank ye Mudhead and Catherwood ... very sweet of you to remember :-)
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Bambi
Mudhead: Ive got regular rain
Mudhead: Catherwood, trumpet that tune
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Mudhead and inquires "Did you want me?"
Bambi: Catherwood please pour Bubba, Mudhead and ah,clem their favorite drinks!
||||||||| Catherwood gets bubba mudhead and ah clem their favorite drinks.
Bubba's Brain: And I've got regular freezing.
Mudhead: yes Catherwood, fetch me a drink, Im famished
||||||||| Catherwood brings Mudhead some Yucatan Blue.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:04 PM and cease sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Mudhead: You got freezing in my rain!
Bubba's Brain: hey cat.
Mudhead: wo0t
Bambi: hi Cat
cease: folks
Mudhead: Hiya cat
Bubba's Brain: Now we've got two grapes for urn.
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexter Fong in through the front door at 9:04 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Mudhead: Mr Fong has arrived
Bambi: hey Dex
cease: ah, yucatan blue. always makes me yuck
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Elayne close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:05 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the Aviary.
Mudhead: turns me blue
Elayne: Evenin' all.
Mudhead: hi E
Bambi: at this rate we should be able to get barefooted and squash those grapes in about a month lol
Bubba's Brain: Hey E, Hey Dex.
Dexter Fong: Ev'nin' Bubba, Bambi, Cat, Elaye! Muddy and Celm
Bambi: Hey Elayne!
cease: all the best to you Elayne. you need it
Bubba's Brain: They'll let out a little whine, Bam.
Elayne: Thank you, Cat. Leah's spirit is sitting beside me, saying hi to all of you.
Bambi says we'll need to cover our ears then
cease: Maybe Bit
cease: Maybe Bit's sitting next to her
Elayne: Oh, she's probably already run into Bit.
cease: how are Leah's kids? Do they have a new home?
Elayne: I don't know.
ah,clem: hi E!
Dexter Fong: Elayne: I'm sorry to hear about Leah..my condolensces
cease: They're still fairly young, eh?
Elayne: Their uncle Brian will be seeing to them, but I don't know where they'll wind up.
cease: this is a good pick, ah clem
Elayne: Thank you, Dex.
Bambi sends warm positive thoughts and feelings in Elayne's direction ...
Elayne: Yes, they're 17 and, I think, 20.
Elayne: Maybe 19.
Mudhead: Im sorry for your loss E, many condolences
Elayne: Thanks Bambi.
Bubba's Brain does too.
cease: i'm reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius now. kinda about that
Elayne thanks you all for your kindness.
cease: so do we all, Bambi
Dexter Fong: Cat: Is that the title? A Heartbreaking work etc. etc.?
cease: yes, dave eggers. it made him famous. now he's famous for other stuff
cease: mcsweenys. etc
cease: Bit's friend Steph was reading it when we took her to Japan a few years ago. actually it isnt very good
Dexter Fong: mcsweeney's the Irish mcdonalds
cease: it doesnt know whether it wants to be a novel or not.
Dexter Fong: Do not want to be novel grasshopper.....be novel
cease: unlike Not Enoguh Indians. did you finish that, dex?
Bambi says, it's a cruel twist of fate that life is a terminal disease when there is so much to live for.
cease: indeed, bambi
Dexter Fong: Cat: No..prolly will finish it when we go to Fla in February
Dexter Fong: Too much TV to distract me
cease: youre putting off finishing it? thats a good idea
Dexter Fong: heh
Dexter Fong: =)
cease: you have jokes to look forward to
Dexter Fong: I've also got Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors to read..and a Sherlock Holmes pastiche
Elayne: I love being able to watch TV whilst typing now...
cease: i reread snake and bacon last week after talking about it on chat with doc
Elayne: Watching the Scrubs musical episode... lots of fun.
cease: yes you have a new set up, el, right?
Bambi: I am enjoying the warmth of this lapping top .... warms the blankets nicely on a cold damp night in the first few days of real yucky winter here in VA.
cease: how are cats?
Dexter Fong: E: DId ytou watch Smallville tonight?
Elayne: Don't watch Smallville any more.
Mudhead: THE GETAWAY! A man walked into a Topeka, KS Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself fort hree hours until police showed up and grabbed him.
cease: the guy who did snake and bacon also did covers for mcsweenys and that smigel snl cartoon
cease: a friend of mine works on that show, el
cease: that doesnt mean i've seen it though
Bambi: that is a great thing isn't it Elayne ... multi-tasking extradinaire :-)
Dexter Fong: Tonight was the birth of THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF USA
Elayne: Yes, laptop lives in living room, Cat. And cats live whereever they want.
cease: yes, cats are like that
Mudhead: they do
||||||||| Outside, the 9:15 PM uptown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Merlyn coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
cease: im surprised you dont know kupperman, el. suppposed to be quite famous
Mudhead: coff, coff
Dexter Fong: Catherwood give Merlyn a cough drop
||||||||| Catherwood gives merlyn a cough drop.
Bubba's Brain: Hey Brian.
cease: according to what i found on wiki or wherever, snake and bacon maybe a cartoon
Merlyn: hello
Bambi: hey Merlyn, got a cold ?
cease: if its half as good as the comic, it will be the funniest thing ever shown on tv
cease: hji merl
Mudhead: Want one? Take mine
cease: i still dont have the ossman book
Dexter Fong: hmm Snake tastes like chicken...and they now make bacon out of turkey.....could be, could be
Elayne: Hi BVrian!
Bambi: no thanks Mudhead, one's enough for me lol
Elayne: The only problem with this laptop is that my left pinky never seems to hit the "a" key correctly.
Elayne: I keep having to look.
Dexter Fong: E: EH?
cease: apparently he has other comics out. i must acquire them!
Elayne: That must be it, Dex, it must be Canadian (argh, three "a"s!)...
Merlyn: Anyone have a good Firesign routine about words? Doing sort of a theme this weekend on Shockwave
Dexter Fong: or AlAskAn
Merlyn: I think mutt & smutt would work
Merlyn: any others?
cease: the way they play words backwords and do odd tape stuff, merl?
cease: or when they make up words, like malmburg en plano?
Bambi: wonder if Rob has done any Green Lantern sketches
cease: what is that line, "poor sperring"
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: KInda like Mutt n Smut...the lists they used to read on Dear Friends...like mole preener, or Waterproof DUKS
cease: can lead to menal demangement
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:20 PM and H. Stones steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: and speaking of demanged metals...
Bambi: regnaD kciN
Elayne: Hey Stones!
Dexter Fong: Stones! Put down that grape..it could be a boomb
ah,clem: good evening, Mr. Stones
Merlyn: I suppose any wordplay would work - what's the "poor sperring" from, cat? Needs to be kinda short
H. Stones: did someone say poor sperring as an indeps to metal demangement ?
Bambi: hey Stones!
Mudhead: bumb?
Dexter Fong: It's from a DF episode I believe
H. Stones: Greetings
cease: isnt that dear friends?
Mudhead: Hi Scones
H. Stones: i think it was dear friends
Dexter Fong: I thought it was :poor sparring as an interest to mental arrangement
H. Stones: maybe from the TV glide
Bambi: no fizzing and ziffing like the self washing envelope
Dexter Fong: By Juvenal Holmes, you've got it!!!
H. Stones: no zizzing and zazzing like the Austrian self sharpening razors, no sir
cease: i think so, stones
H. Stones: this one wont take over the house
ah,clem: mental demangement
Bambi: lol I knew someone would get that
Dexter Fong: No snipping and snazzing like the Australian shelf sharpening racers
ah,clem: no zizzing and dripping like the fishes
Dexter Fong: and none of the hideous Gas Music from Juniper
ah,clem: tropical fishes
Bambi: lol
||||||||| 9:24 PM: principalpoop jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Elayne: Hey Prinpoop!
Mudhead: night pp
H. Stones: greetings Poop
cease: poop
Dexter Fong: ah yes and the tropical fishes flowing down the froggy native boys
Bambi: hey Princep
Bubba's Brain: hey pp.
Dexter Fong: Froggy Native boys by Kostus of Costa Rico
Dexter Fong: Hiya Poop
H. Stones: dont forget those glorious sunsets, Dexter
Dexter Fong: Sunsetsprovided by Pacfic View Titles
||||||||| "9:26 PM? 9:26 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Principalpoop should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Principalpoop enters and sits in the comfy chair.
Principalpoop: ????
Principalpoop: was I in before?
Dexter Fong: Poop Re=enters...hope his shield is intact
Principalpoop: howdy
H. Stones: (passes Poop another cushion )
Dexter Fong: Boy howdy
Bambi: and no getting eaten by lions before being beaten to death before breakfast
cease: watching piece on art buchwald on news
Principalpoop: i tapped enter and went back to the chat page with no name
Dexter Fong: and no more dam foxes and geese in the same boat as the cannibals
Dexter Fong: and I always lie
Principalpoop: a cushion for the pushin?
Bambi: you were here before princep ... we saw ya but you spoke not
Dexter Fong: A cuskin for Pushkin
Principalpoop: don't be russian me fong
ah,clem: yes but that may be a lie
Dexter Fong: adn a Froggy native Boy for Tolstoy
Principalpoop: ahh fascinating
Merlyn: well, I'm going to cut out early, gotta beat back the burning crusade and all...
Mudhead: pass me the apron
cease: off you merl
Principalpoop: lol M, get the orcs
Mudhead: nite Merlyn
H. Stones: and a beetle for Kafka
Bubba's Brain: Nite Bri, take care.
Dexter Fong: Merl: All their base are belong to YOU
||||||||| Gov't Tweeny sneaks in around 9:29 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| llanwydd bounds in at 9:29 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: anybody here?
Gov't Tweeny: Get on the lifffftt!!
Dexter Fong: Tweeny and llan
Elayne: Hey Llan.
Principalpoop: no llan
H. Stones: no
Mudhead: nope
Principalpoop: just us chickens
Merlyn: byeeee
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:29 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Bubba's Brain: Nobody but us chickens, LL.
H. Stones: TTFN Merl
Dexter Fong: and us bacon
Mudhead: we're hiding
Elayne: Well, the Scrubs musical was a lot of fun, but there were still a couple moments that reminded me of Leah, so I just got through another crying jag.
Bubba's Brain: Hey tween.
Gov't Tweeny: Hey Merl, everybody :-)
llanwydd: there's no one listed on the main page but clem
Bambi: hey it's Gov't Tweeny and llanwydd .... hello, velkom, come on in!
llanwydd: not on mine anyway
Principalpoop: who is hiding the bacon? hehe
Elayne: Hi Tweety!
Gov't Tweeny: Earl Scrubbs musical? I heard that in Nashville
cease: i remember hearing the art buchwald album, during the kennedy adminiustration
Principalpoop: ahhh art was wonderful
Gov't Tweeny: Ah yes, the camp song...
Dexter Fong: Tween: I thought the Scrubbs Musical was kinda Flatt
H. Stones: someone who is rasher PP
cease: his stuff is much funiner in his voice. now we'll no longer hear it
llanwydd: never heard buchwald's album
Principalpoop: rasher and a banger please
Gov't Tweeny: Lol Dex. Chester and Lester
Elayne: Buchwald's farewell: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2007/01/18/obituaries/20070118_BUCHWALD_FEATURE.html
llanwydd: anyone drinking a fine wine? I've got a Sutter Home Merlot. Not bad at all
cease: dont know how many he made. i got it in jr. high.
cease: he was one of my gods of comedy in those days.
Dexter Fong: Tween: The Chester and Lester albums had some great guitar playing on them
Gov't Tweeny: It's blue... from Northern Indiana
cease: benchley, perlman, schultz
Gov't Tweeny: No S&*t Dex lol
Elayne: I love my DVR, I'm watching The Office now...
Gov't Tweeny: Atkins & Scruggs
Gov't Tweeny: Oops, that'd be Les Paul
Dexter Fong: Les still plays in town once a week, seen him a couple of times...very.... intersting
Principalpoop: mo paul please fo me
cease: you heard buchwald album, dex?
llanwydd: les must be getting on
cease: talks about his life in paris
Gov't Tweeny: Yeah, I saw Elvis at Denny's the other day ;-)
Dexter Fong: and how about that Missus Paul...I think she's a pisces
Gov't Tweeny: Paris, TX?
cease: working for shale?
Bubba's Brain: Wow, I saw Denny at Elvis's
cease: the real one, tween
Dexter Fong: Tween: I wasn't joking...he play's the Iridium club...Sunday brunch
llanwydd: there's an elvis impersonator in my hometown who goes around in full costume sometimes
Gov't Tweeny: Inventor of the multitrack, bow down Hendrix & Beatles (Les Paul)
llanwydd: he used to do it often
Principalpoop: i read him in playbody, his marine buddy would pretend he was gay to make women try to to make it a man
Gov't Tweeny: ROFL
Principalpoop: art tried, it never worked for him and he just got beat up
Gov't Tweeny: But, you subscribe to Playgirl P ;-)
cease: there is comedy that is meant to be heard, like firesign and most radio comedy, and there is stuff that is meant to be read, and then you hear the writer do it.
cease: yes i think i remember that, poop
Gov't Tweeny: Our books are _all_ glued together!
Principalpoop: he said we should tell the afghanis to grow avocados instead of opium
Dexter Fong: Tween: Poop subscribes to Playfamily....something for every one in your nuculear family
||||||||| Laura Hawkmoth sashays in at 9:36 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: my favorite literary humourist will always be james thurber
llanwydd: I laugh hysterically at him
Gov't Tweeny: Boom
Laura Hawkmoth: I don't need this. Can somebody hold my knocker?
cease: i loathe avocados
cease: welcome laura
Gov't Tweeny: Hey Laura! Can I buy an Airhead?
Dexter Fong: Hi Laura
Principalpoop: thurber and benchley, the guy that that wrote about the butler
cease: abnatusos arent bad though
Principalpoop: hehe, I will hold it hehe
H. Stones: i am stuck for choice Laura
Principalpoop: wooster?
cease: yeah, him
Laura Hawkmoth: That depends how many avocados you have. ;)
Gov't Tweeny: Oops, I already bought it :-(
H. Stones: i am not averse to a nice pair
Principalpoop: hold on, I will count them
Dexter Fong: Catherwood give everyone some guacamole
||||||||| Catherwood brings everyone some guacamole.
llanwydd: Hey Laura! Play White Brains on Toast!
Gov't Tweeny: The avocattle. US Plus Texas
cease: alligator pear?
Dexter Fong: It tastes like pork
Laura Hawkmoth: I'm not sure if I can remember all of it.
cease: thats why she's so mean
Gov't Tweeny: LOL cease
Dexter Fong: which is bacon hence
Elayne: Oh, hi Laura, sorry I didn't see you come in... (watching TV)
Bubba's Brain: avacado is better than no cados at all.
cease: cease returns the guacamole.
Dexter Fong: snake=pork
Gov't Tweeny: Remember the past Big Brother? Well... forget it!
H. Stones: some like to avocado and eat it
Principalpoop: wrong chat fong hehe
cease: janis has a new holding company?
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| principalpoop - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
ah,clem: wow, it's the spinx!
Gov't Tweeny: Waiter, there a mole in my avacado...
ah,clem: hi Laura
Principalpoop: no no, I am not dead
Laura Hawkmoth: hi, Clem.
Gov't Tweeny: But you're grateful
Principalpoop: I just move slow
llanwydd: yes she does and papa's got a brand new bag
Laura Hawkmoth: Maybe it's the mole from the ministry.
||||||||| porgie steals in around 9:41 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
ah,clem: only in lower case, pp
Gov't Tweeny: My second chice was Flagstaff, but they hung the mayor...
porgie: hey muddhead
Principalpoop: oh, I'll wait forever stones
cease: llan. porg
Gov't Tweeny: Porge...
Dexter Fong: Hey Stones, your in NYC tonight
cease: forever stoned?
Principalpoop: ahh, the case of the upper case lowered
H. Stones: i get around
Dexter Fong: Hey Porgie
Principalpoop: hi porgie
llanwydd: it's a student like me
Elayne: Evenin' Porge...
Dexter Fong: C-
H. Stones: its cheaper than living in London
cease: i was looking for a captain of the ringball team
Gov't Tweeny: Give Mr. Stones a Pontiac GTO catherwood...
||||||||| Catherwood hands mr stones a pontiac gto.
porgie: a girl delighter
Principalpoop: the bad guys know you and they leave you alone stones?
H. Stones: is it a convertable ?
cease: i suppose so are most things, stones
llanwydd: I've stayed overnight in london a couple of nights but it didn't cost me anything
Gov't Tweeny: I'm not that sort of guy...
Laura Hawkmoth: ?
H. Stones: did you climb out a back window llan?
Principalpoop: since when tween?
llanwydd: I had accomodations from a friend in kensington
porgie: what sort of guy are you?
Gov't Tweeny: It was sensational...
Dexter Fong: llan is a *proud* backdoor man
Principalpoop: looking for clues in the all the wrong places laura?
Gov't Tweeny: Motor Dectecive!
Gov't Tweeny: defective, whatever lol
Principalpoop: extra the in there
H. Stones: i thought he was just glad to see us Dexter
llanwydd: I'll never forget how pleasant the bedroom was. and the view from the window
Laura Hawkmoth: no, I just look in all the wrong places because I need the practice.
Dexter Fong: Fanchy spelling wont get you faster service Tween
Gov't Tweeny: I eat more turkey any man ever seen...
cease: did you observe a waterloo sunset, llan?
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Honey into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:44 PM, then departs.
H. Stones: Hi Honey
Principalpoop: the little girls don't know what you mean fong
Dexter Fong: Hi Honey, your not home
Principalpoop: hola honey
cease: ah, its liquid bee
Honey : Hola Dear Friends
llanwydd: no, but I remember a st. james sunrise
Gov't Tweeny: Water? Loo? you be spreaking engrish!
Dexter Fong: Poop: But the Froggy Native Boys do
Honey : ya, dave's not home either
Gov't Tweeny: Hey NM...
H. Stones: you woke up in Hospital again llan ?
Gov't Tweeny: Your Gov has a serious chance at VP, I do believe...
Principalpoop: dave? dave's not here man
llanwydd: not quite.
llanwydd: although now that you mention it, there was water in the loo
cease: great song, great Monet
Mudhead: Hello to the new arrivals
Honey : hi mudhead
Gov't Tweeny: Count de money?
Principalpoop: skip skip skip to the loo my darling
Laura Hawkmoth: I saw the New Arrivals in 93. It was the best concert I ever got wet at.
cease: Mud n" Honey, bringing Class to Bluegrass
Laura Hawkmoth: ...because it was pouring down rain. and raining down frogs, while it was at it.
Gov't Tweeny: A Gallagher show, Laura?
Dexter Fong: Raining Frogs by Amphibians R US
Gov't Tweeny: lol
Principalpoop: the french foreign legion parachuters?
cease: heard a great talk by robert anton wilson about raining frogs yestereday
Laura Hawkmoth: That was one of their best albums to get stoned to.
Mudhead: I have a friend who was living In Les Pauls next door backyard Fong
Dexter Fong: A Subtle Division of Toad Away
cease: teh surrealist show, that usually plays firesign
Laura Hawkmoth: ...although I think next time I decide to get stoned I'll have to ask them to use smaller rocks.
Gov't Tweeny: We have granite here at Morse Science High :)
cease: was he inspired by the nearness of the Paul?
porgie: what R we listening too?
Dexter Fong sings "everybody must get graveled
Principalpoop: what have I done with my pet rock?
Mudhead: lol
cease: everybody must, laura
Gov't Tweeny: I lost the leash
Laura Hawkmoth: I don't know, but I expect you'll probably tell us.
porgie: did it get stoned?
llanwydd: have you been with us before, ms. moth?
Principalpoop: no, wrong chat
Dexter Fong: Everybody must..when you just want to fit in with the crowd
ah,clem: boom dot bust Porgie
Laura Hawkmoth: probably, but I think I was wearing my other shoes at the time.
Gov't Tweeny: (Tweeny sips his Lone Star)
Honey : my pet rock got stoned n 'e missed it
Principalpoop: thanks ahhhh, clem
llanwydd: aha!
porgie: thanks clem
porgie: are these your shoes?
llanwydd: and I'll bet they were silver
Principalpoop: you have a texas ranger visiting tween? say howdy for me
cease: i wonder if thre's a hotel called The Inn Crowd
H. Stones: i used to get stoned quite often when i was younger, i guess i was a little boulder then
Laura Hawkmoth: no, I left my silver shoes with my other dress.
Gov't Tweeny: Free Shoes for Industry? Where do I buy it?
llanwydd: LOL
Dexter Fong: There's one called The Crowded Inn..nobody goes there anymore it's so popular
Laura Hawkmoth: I've been to Boulder. there was an odd little town called Ward nearby...
Principalpoop: maybe i put my pet rock with my marbles
Gov't Tweeny: Don't play baseball P, but then, neither does Shrub ;-)
Principalpoop: not odd, my grandpa was born there
Laura Hawkmoth: I'm afraid i lost my marbles awhile ago.
H. Stones: i lost my marbles in 97 when i voted for Blair
cease: lol stones
llanwydd: I've never been west of san antonio. I'd love to see colorado
Dexter Fong: Laura: Wasn't Ward right next to Beaver and Lumpy Rotherford?
Gov't Tweeny: I dream of GE?
cease: its closed for cleaning
H. Stones: is there anywhere west of san antonio llan ?
Honey laughs lol dex
llanwydd: I've lost my bearings but never my marbles
porgie: half of texas
Laura Hawkmoth: when i see the name rotherford I always think of Genesis.
Gov't Tweeny: Aspen is freakin' beautiful. That was 30 years ago, of course...
porgie: I lost my mind...
H. Stones: but does that answer my question porgie
Principalpoop: I think of jim garner
llanwydd: I think of rutherford new jersey. or the former president
cease: only YOU can tell
Dexter Fong: And the Lord said to Adam Rotherford....go forth and be photogenic
Gov't Tweeny: With the light brown shirt?
Mudhead: Im grey
Elayne: oop, sorry, fading out...
Principalpoop: oops that is rockford files not rutherford
Honey : i was living up there in leadville back then tween aspen was great back then
cease: are you on other chatrs, el?
Principalpoop: wb E
Gov't Tweeny: Only your hairdresser know fer shur
porgie: inflated government man?
Elayne: No, Cat, watching TV.
H. Stones: he was badly let down porgie
Gov't Tweeny: Independence Pass can be a real thrill
llanwydd: So, what's the chance of our friend Phil showing up tonight?
Laura Hawkmoth: when my cat watches TV he only watches the cat food commericials.
cease: ah. olffice. the uk one i presume. we dont get that here
Honey : extreme driving tween
Gov't Tweeny: Oooo - lookey 100ft down over that guardrail lol
cease: i justr discovered the boondocks last weekend.
Gov't Tweeny: 1000 ft
cease: best thing i've seen since Duckman
Dexter Fong: 10000 ft
Mudhead: Woohoo!
Gov't Tweeny: could be dex lol
Elayne: Okay, back from TV watching.
Honey : a long freakin way down
Principalpoop: manage a cafe in williamsburg
Gov't Tweeny: Depending on libation
Mudhead: Good Luck for that ah,clem
cease: im sure you all know those shows
Principalpoop: hold me a table ahh, clem
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:56 PM and Mark Time waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: good for you, clem
Principalpoop: about time mark
Mark Time: howdy crew....
Dexter Fong: Is that Cafe on DOG street?
Gov't Tweeny: Bambi's blog is really good. Every must read Bambi...
porgie: I'd like a tuna fish salad sandwich online
Dexter Fong: Hi MT
Gov't Tweeny: Hey Madison...
llanwydd: good evening...MARK
Mark Time: no no ...mark time!
Principalpoop: write that url please my attention span is what I was I asking about?
cease: mark, mach, mock
porgie: where bad food and bad people go together
llanwydd: happy landings...MARK
Gov't Tweeny: Did you know that Ruff us FFur spelled backwards?
Mark Time: hey Austin!
Elayne: Laura, does your cat listen to the radio? http://www.catgalaxymedia.com/
Bambi: howdy folks ... I faded there for abit bit LOL ... but back again now
Mudhead: ah,clem ?
Elayne: Hey MT!
ah,clem: it's just an "Internet Cafe`", no food just sodas and coffee, and computers for use
Bambi: yes, in Internet Cafe :-)
Principalpoop: wb deer bambi
Dexter Fong: Come to Dot.COm Cafe...dine by the light of a flickering router
Bambi: more empthasis on the Internet part though ;-)
Mark Time: hey elaine...
Honey : lol dex romantic oooooooh
Mark Time: elayne
Principalpoop: hello seekers
Gov't Tweeny: I'll take a double Hampsterdam caffee late
ah,clem: jim-fran.com/dcc
Honey : are you develophing a lisp, bambi??
Dexter Fong: afk for refill
Elayne: 'S okay, Mark, nobody gets the spelling right the first time. :)
Mudhead: Whats the url for the Cafe Bambi ?
porgie: I'd like a coke on line'
llanwydd: just don't call me latte for dinner
Principalpoop: ok fong
cease: is robin busy, el?
Bambi: have to update the website again too ... hope to have more pictures of the cafe itself soon too
ah,clem: spent the last 2 weeks getting the computers back in shape, it was a real mess
Honey : a sobe for me
Mudhead: make mine a double
Honey : catherwood pleasebring me a sobe
||||||||| Catherwood pleasebrings Honey a sobe.
llanwydd: catherwood, get honey a sobe
||||||||| Catherwood brings honey a sobe.
Bambi: we will have a permanent home for Dot Com Cafe on the Internet at it's own domain soon
Principalpoop: a sobe?
Gov't Tweeny: I've been feeding a bunch of strays since I moved into a new apartment. Until last week. Only what I can describe as a gang rape. Now I throw Rocks :-(
ah,clem: http://jim-fran.com/dcc
porgie: Catherwood get me a Swedish massage
||||||||| Catherwood gets porgie a swedish massage.
Gov't Tweeny: Am a cat lover generally, though...
Principalpoop: super cool ahhh, clem
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
porgie: love cats
Gov't Tweeny: Catherwood, give Porgie a sex change operation.
||||||||| Catherwood hands porgie a sex change operation.
porgie: want to awap a few receipes?
Bambi: hey Mark Time and Honey, porgie and Laura Hawkmoth ... sorry to have missed your entry
cease: my cats think of me as a large cat
porgie: they come in cans now?
Principalpoop: no crazed sterno bum
ah,clem: were you napping, Bam?
Gov't Tweeny: Been listening to Wierd Al's "Cat's In The Kettle" recently lol
Elayne: Um, you ARE a large Cat.
Bambi: yes, I think I was Clem ...
cease: only sane steno bums?
Elayne: Oh my gosh, Robin's just found an old Dick Powell-Joan Blondell musical.
Mark Time: hey Bambi.....I was on
Mark Time: CNI
ah,clem: Weird Al did not do that one
Elayne: "Broadway Gondolier," heaven help us.
porgie: Catherwood give Gov't Tweeny a large enema
||||||||| Catherwood gets gov't tweeny a large enema.
cease: in the physical sense, yes, el. but the dog is not a large cat to them
Principalpoop: that is him
cease: hes a threat. i'm a source of food and warmth
Gov't Tweeny: Jeese, I remember Dick Powell TV from when I was before 6, I do believe...
llanwydd: I understood "sterno bum" the first time I heard it because I had seen "The Andromeda Strain"
Elayne: Cats and dogs living together... madness...
ah,clem: was the american theatre or something like that, Al denied it publically
Bambi: LOL Mark Time ... I think you are on CNI Radio every now and again LOL
cease: yes it is. we ned ossman to write a play aboutr it
Gov't Tweeny: Catherwood, please give US an enigma...
||||||||| Catherwood gives us an enigma.
Bambi: Stripes!
Mudhead: wrapped in a conundrum
Mark Time: cats and dogs are the same sex
Principalpoop: polka dots!
llanwydd: not familiar with ned
Gov't Tweeny: Solid, Bambi (Clarence Williams III)
Elayne: I got Ossman's New Year's card. My, his eldest son looks just like him...
cease: need
Bambi: Mod Squad :-) great fun in those more tender and innocent days...
Principalpoop: where was the riddle? around or inside?
cease: he didnt send me one.
Gov't Tweeny: They're cloning Firesigns!
llanwydd: does he have the glasses and the droopy mustache?
Elayne: I didn't get one from Phil P this year, Cat, so there you are.
cease: the son from this first maerriage?
Gov't Tweeny: And much better cars, Bam ;-)
Elayne: And you didn't get one from me because I screwed up your address. :)
Elayne: I think so, Cat.
cease: i thikn theyve forgotten about me now that i havent written any more plays for them to star in
Dexter Fong: herro
llanwydd: nick danger not here
H. Stones: ::
Gov't Tweeny: How about suggestions for the title of the next Firesign album? Mine is "The Firesign Theatre's National Identity Album".
cease: herro or hello?
Gov't Tweeny: lol cease
H. Stones: how about Firesign Theaters Fake ID ?
cease: not bad, tween
Dexter Fong: jerro or jello
llanwydd: how about "Broadway Melody of 2007"
llanwydd: that's wishful thinking
porgie: You can't get here from there
Bambi: very true Tween ... at least one could get run into run in the 70s and likely still have a car afterwards ... built like a tank
Principalpoop: Pull the curtain Fred
Gov't Tweeny: Not without your Disney wristband, Porge
cease: i remember getting a miceky mouse watch at disneyland
Gov't Tweeny: Big Mopar fan here
llanwydd: as long as it's a long name with at least two puns in it
cease: i was maybe 5 or 6
Elayne: Mice with keys?
Elayne: Yeah, that's Disney all right.
Bambi: Firesign Theatre and the case of the National ID Theft Crisis
porgie: Somebody slip the mouse a mickey?
Elayne: He's no fun, he fell right over.
Bambi: featuring my favorite ... regnaD kciN
cease: disney on tv
Gov't Tweeny: Forever let us hold our banner...
Dexter Fong: Waiting for the Firesign Theater of Someone Like Them
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bubba's Brain - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Laura Hawkmoth - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: cool, bambi!
Dexter Fong: or
Principalpoop: caw caw
cease: dont ban arms, get banned arms
Gov't Tweeny: I'm going to jump into the biggest hole anybody's ever seen...
porgie: We're all Fiesign on this bus?
llanwydd: at ames guns!
Bambi smiles
Dexter Fong: Arm Bands by Steroids +
Mudhead: Theyre tryng to ban the sale of ammo to kids under 16
cease: gendarmes for dames and monsieurs
Bambi: or the Theft of the National ID LOL
H. Stones: check out Birmingham before you say that Tween
Dexter Fong: Don't do it Tweeney, there's spiders in there
Honey : and bees ooooh
porgie: its dark
Gov't Tweeny: Firesign's Theft of the National ID?
cease: according to phil, the only way they'd write a new album is if someone dangled money in front of them
Bambi: squeeze the weeze, many people like to
Gov't Tweeny: Not today...
Dexter Fong: The question that led to Who am us anyway?
Gov't Tweeny: The Who?
H. Stones: Firesign Theater, Identity on Parade
Elayne: BRB
Mudhead: Firesign Theatre Crisis of the Theft of the National ID Crisis
porgie: Meanwhile back in reality
llanwydd: Look at it, Who Are You
Gov't Tweeny: You mean, The Mall of the Americas?
Mudhead: your papers please
Gov't Tweeny: lol LL
Mudhead: I use the pipe myself
Dexter Fong: The Daily News and The New York Time
Dexter Fong: s
Principalpoop: papers? zig-zag
Dexter Fong: I sat on my pipe
Gov't Tweeny: Wasn't Ossman a pipefitter?
Principalpoop: this pipe is not a pipe
Gov't Tweeny: Pipe up, if you have something to say...
Dexter Fong: For a Fitter Pipe, exercice those vocal chords
llanwydd: this pipe is not fit to smoke
Mudhead: this is my fav commercial
Honey : pretend it is, poop
Bambi: or The Tale of the green conversion tables ... or I knew they was was a bunch of bookies
Gov't Tweeny: Bark!
Principalpoop: peter put a pip in the pipe properly
Gov't Tweeny: I can't converse in green :-(
Principalpoop: woof woof
Dexter Fong: more pep pipes
Gov't Tweeny: lol P
Principalpoop: that's the spirit
Gov't Tweeny: We're all bozos on this bus. Isn't that wright, Mrs. Park?
Dexter Fong: Park right here Missus Wright-Park
Bambi: me either, even though green is my favorite color ... being someone who is most at home in the forest
Gov't Tweeny: See ya in NC
cease: is dendron in a forest?
Principalpoop: deer me
cease: im a few feet from one
porgie: what's on the other side?
Dexter Fong: There's always dendron on the north side of the trees
Gov't Tweeny: So, ya be likin' that there OS 10 thtar?
Elayne: Back... catching up w/ the Log...
Dexter Fong: Porgie: Grandma's house?
Principalpoop: spin the dodecadendron
Principalpoop: that won't help E, but good try
porgie: are they speaking chinese?
llanwydd: so, what's on cni tonight. anything?
Bambi: it was once upon a time ... until the Surry Lumber Company and a massive Fire got hold of it from what I understand ... see history on http://www.dendronva.org
Dexter Fong: Why it whistles while it spins
cease: bought a box of logs. will attempt to burn one this weekend
cease: prepare for power outage
Gov't Tweeny: A few feet from wan cease? As is Mr. Washington...
Dexter Fong: llan:ETYKIW
llanwydd: more bad weather, cat?
cease: made out of coffee grounds.
Elayne: You're right, Prinpoop, it didn't help. :)
cease: no north van is built on the bassee of a mountain range
llanwydd: thanks dex. don't have that one
cease: actually the rain and lseet are washing the snow away now
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mark Time - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong registers surprise
llanwydd: but I've heard it so many times I'll bet I can play it in my "mind's ear"
Principalpoop: sometimes it does, we are kind of flakey tonight, too much flour
Gov't Tweeny: Send some of that Canook lumber down her would you cease... I've a fireplace that I thought I'd never use. Austin has been under ice for 3 days. Only today did the city start mocing again.
Bambi: Dendron was a great lumber town, created by the lumber business and killed by it too ... they basically said said, we brought you into this world, and we will take you out ... and they nearly did ... it's all history now ...
Gov't Tweeny: and frozen fingers
cease: is there much forest in virginia?
Principalpoop: you have a pornographic memory llan?
llanwydd: is canook lumber anything like norwegian wood?
Gov't Tweeny: You want to know how NOT to treat a forest. Try the Black Forest of Europe. They burned it up for firewood.
Principalpoop: lots, in the west cat
Honey : same here tween in albuquerque freezing
H. Stones: am dead on my feet tonight folks so i will have to leave early, still havent shaken off this virus
cease: isnt it good, bc wood
Gov't Tweeny: That one for P, LL...
cease: doesnt scan
||||||||| doctec enters at 10:21 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Principalpoop: they kill over 100 bears a year in my county, and still have plenty
porgie: Govt tweeny you about 300 south of me
ah,clem: virginia is mostly forrest
doctec: hi gang
Dexter Fong: Take care of yourself Hemlock
Elayne: Feel better, Stones.
Bambi: yes there is Cat ... beautiful forests too
Honey hugs stones
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc
Elayne: Hey Doc! How's Lili?
Gov't Tweeny: Austin _never_ get snow. We have. Maybe again next week.
Honey : feel better stay warm and dry
cease: bc is mostly mts/forest. some farming and one big city
doctec: e: soory to hear about leah
Bambi: get well Stones!
Principalpoop: lots of fluids and keep warm and rest stones
Gov't Tweeny: Bye Stones
doctec: lili's doing remarkably well
llanwydd: didn't see you come in doc. welcome
cease: ah, doc
Principalpoop: feel better soon
Elayne: Thanks, I know you have fond memories of her as well.
porgie: great vast forests of mesquite trees here
Mudhead: Im also leaving, good night dear friends
H. Stones: thanks folks, this last few weeks have been pants
Principalpoop: hi doc
H. Stones: see you all next week i trust
Bambi: hey doc!
Elayne: I'm very happy to hear that, Tom. I don't want to lose any more friends for awhile...
Dexter Fong: Night Muddie
doctec: she's pretty much off the o2, just needs a fix when she exerts a lot of energy or takes a long phone call
Principalpoop: night mud
Elayne: Bye Stones!
Gov't Tweeny: Good for BBQ, Porge, not sure what else ;-)
H. Stones: good night
||||||||| Around 10:23 PM, Mudhead walks off into the sunset...
Elayne: Wow, that's really super!!
Principalpoop: fantastic doc
cease: sounds like shes going in the right direction
ah,clem: great about Lilli, Doc, and great to see you
cease: mud
Bambi: night Mudhead ...sleep well
porgie: nothing else
||||||||| H. Stones is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 10:23 PM.
cease: off you slide
Gov't Tweeny: Anythings better than where she was, Doc. Sure hope she recovers fully, and soon...
cease: stones rolled away too?
Honey : g'night all stay safe and warm this week
Bambi: so glad to hear the good new on Lily!
Honey : byeeee
||||||||| At 10:23 PM, Honey rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: is va being decent with her?
Dexter Fong: Night Honey
Bambi: Lili
cease: by honey
Principalpoop: same to you honey, night night
Bambi: hmmm
Bambi: Lili Lamont
Bambi: ol
Dexter Fong: lo?
Bambi: night Honey ... sleep well
doctec: lili is bumming out a little about the fact that the prednisone is starting to make her look like an inflated balloon tho
porgie: porgie: 9:41 Claremont, California
Gov't Tweeny: Well, look on the bright side. There's the Macy's parade :-)
porgie: inflated balloon?
cease: is she feeling any physical good from it though?
Bambi: it tends to do that ... but the benefits far outway the drawbacks ... and maybe will get her over the vicious cycle and not be permanent
Dexter Fong: inflated barroom
Bambi: there is a Claremont, VA too
doctec: i keep telling her i much prefer her larger but living than thin but dead
cease: like the man who turns into a bomb ballon in Ubiq
llanwydd: speaking of lili lamont (or her namesake anyway) has anyone else noticed that "bringing the war back home" seems to be a dylan reference?
Gov't Tweeny: Yeah, let's hope its a _very_ temporary measure...
Principalpoop: good, she is feeling feisty enough to be bummed out
porgie: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/akarebo/bigrat.jpg
Gov't Tweeny: Nope LL, which part?
cease: you think, llan?
Dexter Fong: llan: Explain reference...compare and contrast
cease: good point, poop
doctec: her experience with the v.a. has in fact been much more positive than her stays at other hospitals
cease: thats very good, doc
llanwydd: "Brining it All Back Home". I noticed it immediately.
Principalpoop: which dylan, bob or tom or the actress?
Gov't Tweeny: Which album LL?
llanwydd: bringing
Gov't Tweeny: lol P
Dexter Fong: Maybe it was Dylan for Dollars with Moe Green
Gov't Tweeny: Glad that she's getting good attention, Doc.
Gov't Tweeny: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: Tween: Thanks for noticing =))
Principalpoop: is that a song or album llan or both?
Bambi: yes, that's very true ... when one starts to feel better that's one of the best signs ... fiesty and frustration at how long it takes to feel better lol
cease: mo mo mo your boat
Bambi: go figure
Dexter Fong: poop: It's all of that and more...it's a data file
llanwydd: "Bringing it All Back Home" is one of Dylan's best albums
Gov't Tweeny: Talk about deserving a little break ;-)
Gov't Tweeny: Not familiar with that one LL. Probably before I started listening.
Dexter Fong: llan: You *sure* about that title?
Principalpoop: i am ignorant, thanks
doctec: she's taking in a tv show at the moment, she says to say thanks to all for your good wishes
llanwydd: I should know, dex. I had the album
Bambi: if anyone has a copy of the OLD "Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week" song from Old Time Radio days, maybe you could let me know who sang it ... not the new references to it. This was very old song.
llanwydd: do you mean am I sure it's a dylan reference, no
Gov't Tweeny: Well, the kitchen isn't going to clean itself. Best to all, and hope to see you Saturday...
Elayne: I think I'm giving it up for the evening, all.
Elayne: Next week then.
llanwydd: only 80 per cent sure
||||||||| Gov't Tweeny says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Gov't Tweeny exits at 10:31 PM.
||||||||| At 10:31 PM, Elayne vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Bambi: rest well Tweeny and hoping for an early thaw in Austin TX for you!
Principalpoop: that was general dollar and the Wal-Marts Bambi
llanwydd: I can't believe you guys haven't even heard of that album
cease: night, el
Principalpoop: night tween
||||||||| Catherwood pipes up "It's 10:32 PM; let's see who falls in through our celebrity trap door!" -- he pulls a lever, and Phil Austin plummets onto the oriental shag rug.
llanwydd: it was the one before highway 61
Principalpoop: and E
Dexter Fong: llan...IIRC that the first Dylan album..or maybe the 2nd...so check to dates of the recording against the date of FST's album
Bambi: night Elayne ... be well and and know we will continue to send good thoughts your way
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne and Tweeny
doctec: bambi: http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/trackdetail.aspx?itemid=23092
Bambi: Hi Phil! Great to see you!
cease: elayne come back
cease: hey phil
llanwydd: well, let's ask phil.
Principalpoop: hello mr. Austin, what I am supposed to say next fong?
doctec: good evening phil
porgie: yo phil
Dexter Fong: Mister Ossteen
Phil Austin: checking in ...
llanwydd: Hey, Phil! Great to see you again
Dexter Fong: Sir
doctec: czech
porgie: we're all here
Phil Austin: so nice to see all of you this eve
Bambi: thanks doc ... will check the cheese log after we are no longer streaming ... much appreciated
porgie: cos we're not all there
doctec: well phil you were right: lili is, as you put it, "beating this thing."
Dexter Fong: and very nice to see all of you Phil
llanwydd: Phil, was "Bringing the War Back Home" a Dylan reference?
ah,clem: good evening, Phil
Phil Austin: Doc: great news!
Principalpoop: slowly llan
doctec: the prednisone is doing the trick - her need for the o2 feed has changed from near-continuous to just a couple of times a day
Dexter Fong: llan: Wait for it!
Phil Austin: llan: refresh me on the Dylan wording
Phil Austin: doc: jeeze, this is better than better
Dexter Fong: now llan
llanwydd: "Bringing it All Back Home"
Principalpoop: oops, phil was ready for the questions...go ahead llan
doctec: last week, the docs gave lili a definitive diagnosis: (wait for it,...)
doctec: no, not berry's cousin
Principalpoop: that is no help, give him the link doc lol
cease: has to be a firesing disease
porgie: does Betty know?
doctec: idiopathic boop is basically a pneumonia with no known cause. it affects 0.01% of the population.
||||||||| "10:36 PM? I'm late!" exclaims cease, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
||||||||| Catherwood leads cease in through the front door at 10:36 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
cease: ah, thats better
Principalpoop: wb cat
Dexter Fong searches vainly for a clever way to work in Boop Boop be Dupe
Bambi: is that a real diagnosis, doc? lol ... if so, I will have to look that one up ... it's one for the books
||||||||| 10:36 PM: oldiesfan jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
Phil Austin: there seems to be a note of hilarious booping here
Bambi: boop, boopy, boop!
Principalpoop: hi oldiesfan
oldiesfan: yo poopster
Dexter Fong: Hiya Fan
doctec: yes, idiopathic boop is the real diagnosis. i'm not making this up.
Bambi: yes, Boop Boopy Dupe!
doctec: more info on boop: http://www.epler.com/wbtypes1.html
Principalpoop: i am an idioticopathic boob, or so I am told
cease: ma, i[d like you to meet my fiancee, miss boop
oldiesfan: Is "Look Out For Father" with Danny Nose on TB today?
Bambi: has anyone else had this idiopathic boop?
llanwydd: it's on after "Hexorcise"
doctec: 0.01% of the population
Bambi: or did they name it for Lili's condition ? ;-)
Principalpoop: is your fiance of the Hellmouth Boops?
doctec: or 7 out of 100,000 hospital patient admittees
Bambi: wow, very rare then
Phil Austin: I like "total and permanent recovery"
Dexter Fong: I knew a Miss Helen Wheels Boop
doctec: yes, extremely rare
Principalpoop: yes sir, I saw that too!
porgie: Great news. We're naming a disease after you
cease: yes, the absence of death would be nice
doctec: the only downsides are: (a) the disease can recur, and (2) the prednisone does have some undesirable weight-gain side effects
Principalpoop: i lost my fiance, Ophelia Butts
Bambi: at one time CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth disease) was considered to be rare ... until they lumped it together with other neuro/muscular degenerative diseases lol
porgie: heard of the Halle Boop Comet?
Dexter Fong: Love it..naming rare diseases after early movie stars...I've got Pola Negris Syndrome or PNS
Phil Austin: cat: write something called "Absence of Death" If any one should know something, it's you and fumiyo. I'm not kidding.
oldiesfan: i've got glaubner's disease
cease: good idea, phil
Phil Austin: cat: It's a great title
doctec: what a great title
Phil Austin: the doctor and I are in sync
doctec: phil and i are in ... oh never mind
cease: ive always avoided using the or a in a title
porgie: OK wave the money now!!!
llanwydd: great minds think alike
Phil Austin: so where is the lovely Lil tonight?
cease: i wonder if The Absence of Death wouldnt be better though
Principalpoop: thanks ahhh, clem, super news from you too
Bambi: lol
cease: either one works, first jsut seems to annoy unnecessarily
doctec: i once met a smpte dishwasher at the kitchen sync ... his lips were out of sync with what he was saying tho
cease: getting even lovlier no doubt
oldiesfan: lol doc
doctec: lili is semi-sacked out here watching "shark" on the couch in the living room
doctec: if she's up to it, she'll join in
Principalpoop: toad away
cease: did you hear about elayne's friend, phil?
Dexter Fong: Not tonight..parked earlier
Bambi: either way would work great Cat
Phil Austin: dex: I didn't
cease: indeed, bambi
Principalpoop: ahh smarter than the average fong
cease: i had an idea when i was at the doge's palace in venice
||||||||| Around 10:44 PM, oldiesfan walks off into the sunset...
cease: about all the characters in these vast murals walking out of the paintings
llanwydd: hey OF!
ah,clem: good night everyone! and thanks for listening
Dexter Fong: Phil: You didn't what ?
doctec: nite clem
cease: trite idea, but suddenly it works with Phil's title
Dexter Fong: Night clem and thanks for narrow casting
Phil Austin: sorry cease. I meant you and that I hadn't heard about Elayne's friend. Sorry Dex
llanwydd: nite clem!
Dexter Fong: Well!
porgie: night yalll
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:46 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs ah,clem by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Phil Austin: night clem
||||||||| At 10:46 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, porgie!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Principalpoop: night porgie
Dexter Fong: Night Porge
cease: keep em cleming
cease: keep em porging too
Phil Austin: keep em porging
Bambi: night Clem and thanks as always :-)
Phil Austin: yikes, too much synchoronisity and bad spelling tonight
Dexter Fong: Keep 'em , Porge they'll be worth a lotta money some day
Principalpoop: do you guys tell me to keep pooping after I leave?
cease: we were trying to think of the orign of the poor sperring riff. was that tv glide?
doctec: good thing most of us aren't pedants
cease: merl was doing a show on wordplay and requeste4rd our ffiesign memories
Dexter Fong: Poop" No, do you?
Bambi: at the very least ... keep'em flyin'
doctec: aaron sperring?
Phil Austin: catski: I think so
llanwydd: I played a pendant in "Taming of the Shrew"
Principalpoop: i do, i am pedantic, desfois
cease: mental demangement and all
Dexter Fong: Alan Sperring
llanwydd: not the pedantic kind
Phil Austin: demangement is definitely me
cease: is that like a jetski? a sharkski?
Phil Austin: I wrote tv glide
Dexter Fong: Pet Demangment by Out Damned SPOT!
Principalpoop: sharkski and hunch
cease: it has a lotta austin humour
Phil Austin: the big o and i went to a wolf protection farm today and photographed wolfies
llanwydd: I should have known you wrote that phil
cease: did you read the mad magazine tv guide parody? i thikn it was mid 60s
llanwydd: you did something like that in the Post-Dispatch Intelligencer, didn't you?
Phil Austin: llan: yeah. I always liked the way it came out.
cease: good for you and oo, phil
Principalpoop: howl of the wolf movies
llanwydd: and on Roller Maidens
doctec: i loved the riff in the full-length version of tv glide - where you all riff over the norman corwin thing
Phil Austin: cat: don't remember the mad piece and I wasn't a regular reader, altho always loved mad
cease: this was a special section, made out the size of a tv guide, only called TV Guise.
llanwydd: I loved the PDI, Phil
cease: as close as i ever came to dying laughing
doctec: cat: i think i remember that one
Phil Austin: does anyone besides me have a collection of "zap" type underground comix?
cease: it must be on their dvd
doctec: i do
cease: yeah a small collectrion phil
doctec: $s 0 thru 7 or 8 or so
Phil Austin: llan: thanks for remembering the PDI. Bruce Litz actually came up with that title
doctec: i'm gonna hafta prolly sell them on ebay tho - i'll scan 'em first
Principalpoop: i traded mine for ahh, well, no, i don't have any now
Bambi: I always thought they should have called the satellite and cable guide ... TV Glide
Bambi: it glides up the screen ...
doctec: zap, slow death, despair, young lust, etc etc
Phil Austin: I have one - at least - real rare one that I've been web-researching
doctec: firesign and undreground comix were a parallel influence on me
Phil Austin: Bambi: you're so right. The way things glide along the bottom of the screen these days
Bambi: used to have a collection of green lantern and other similar ones including fantastic 4 etc. ... but no zap ones
llanwydd: crumb was talented but he was hard to stomach
cease: Fumiyo and I did a radio play out of Fat Freddy's Catr saves the world from the Chariot of the Globs
Phil Austin: doc: I've got all those
Principalpoop: they used to be easy to find in georgetown, never thought they would be collectors items
Bambi: yes, very true Phil
doctec: the classics!
llanwydd: now that I think of it "hard to stomach" is a silly phrase
Phil Austin: I heard O trying to explain Fat Freddy's cat's habit of crapping in earphones yesterday to two ten-year-olds
doctec: even though many are still available in reprints, the originals fetch reasonably good coin on ebay
Principalpoop: lol O
Dexter Fong: llan: THink now, think today..it's :hard to booty:
doctec: lili has a *german* fab furry freak bros comic
llanwydd: LOL dex
cease: thats the right age
Phil Austin: I've got a really rare Zap #1 of Crumb
llanwydd: yeah freak bros was pretty funny
cease: yes i saw thsat, in germany. and italian harold hedd
Principalpoop: ahhh sweet, or oops phat maybe
cease: y'all know harold hedd?
doctec: "die gesammelten abenteur der fabulous furry freak brothers"
Dexter Fong: In Germany..they called Mr. Natural Mr. National
cease: you could see them wlaking to the sound of that title
Principalpoop: i heard of Headly Lamarr
llanwydd: lol
doctec: "dope will get you through times of no money..."
cease: yes didnt you read that on your hour hor show, phil?
cease: or was that bergman?
cease: you did a riff on undergournd comics on hour hour
cease: and what yhou couldt say on the show
Phil Austin: cat: I have abad memory of those shows. you know more than i do, I'll bet
doctec: dopin' dan
Phil Austin: poop: isn't headly lamarr from blazing saddles?
doctec: the new adventures of jesus was one of my all time faves
cease: i listend to them dozens of tiems over the years.
doctec: and who could forget snappy sammy smoot's first acid trip?
cease: philburt sturegon?
Principalpoop: no more calls, we have a winner
llanwydd: I think it was, phil. wasn't it harvey korman?
Principalpoop: too late llan
Phil Austin: llan: korman, exactly
doctec: yes, harvey = headley
cease: headley, meet heddy
cease: mr and mrs hedd
doctec: foolbert sturgeon
Phil Austin: what happened to elaynes' friend? Did I miss?
Bambi: Heddy Lamar, Headley! Don't worry about it man, this is 1879, you'll be able to sue her ...
doctec: elayne's friend leah just passed away after a long illness
cease: died yesterday. see her blog. you have its url?
cease: she stayed here the longest tonight of anytime shes been here, that i can recall
Principalpoop: after a long illness, it is almost a blessing...
cease: i think being around the chatr was good for her. too bad she left jsut befodre you came
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
doctec: http://elayneriggs.blogspot.com/
Phil Austin: doc: thanks. I'll look at it tomorrow
Phil Austin: If anyone talks to elayne, please send my regards
cease: elayne has many helpful communitieis
Principalpoop: tim conway as the dentist with harvey korman is one of my all-time favorite skits
doctec: we'll pass that along to her phil
doctec: tim conway - another unsung comedic hero of mine - never really got his due imho
Dexter Fong: Poop: I always loved the way Conway could crack Korman up just by looking at him
doctec: was nice to see him in the final segment of "the aristocrats" tho
Principalpoop: yes
cease: a great combo
Phil Austin: and the big blonde just looked over my shoulder and said to make sure Lili has all her love and congrats
Dexter Fong: Doc: Did you give "the aristocrats" the proper finger snaps?
doctec: thanks phil, i have duly passed the sentiment along to lili
doctec: dex: oh mais oui
Dexter Fong: Froggy Aristocrats brought to you by Sophisticated Comedy Co>
Phil Austin: I'm collecting snow stories, having just spent two days sledding with idiots. Isn't there snow in texas now?
cease: the sleet is washing away our snow
doctec: another great title: "Sledding With Idiots"
Phil Austin: dex: i read about it but haven't seen it. the joke was a staple in my world in the early sixties
Dexter Fong: Phil: Earlier chatter said snow in Austin er um....
cease: the salt on the road not good for Icy's paws
cease: int there a snow storm in malibu now?
Bambi: Tweeny from Austin TX said they were under ice for 3 days
Phil Austin: Icy would have enjoyed the wolves today
doctec: phil: that's what the film is all about
Dexter Fong: Bambi: I thought he said they were "on ice"
cease: ive been waiitng to take a good picture of him to send you phil
Principalpoop: we have had a warm winter in roanoke, maybe snow this weekend they say, europe is hurting for snow, terrible wind storms with deaths last 2 days...
doctec: i.e. how comedians love to tell the joke to one another, always embellishing the setup in different ways
cease: as soon as i get a good one
Phil Austin: doc: yeah, I know. It's such a wonderful joke anyway and everyone's take on it must be wonderful
doctec: it really is
Dexter Fong: doc: that the secret of comedy...it's all in the setup
Principalpoop: i was shocked and I was in the navy lol
cease: i'm re-dediitng the bil reid and cardinal architecture things from the dvd i sent you to put onto you tube.
Bambi: no, that's the Ice Capades ;-)
doctec: and tim conway appears at the very end of the film, doing it as his "old man" character
doctec: which given his age now, is not as much of a stretch as it once was
Phil Austin: the other great thing about the joke is the double-meaning possible in the word "Aristocrat" at least in terms of normal american usage
cease: make the few people who visit aware of those great artists
Dexter Fong: Tweeny on Ice brought to you by Trumpco, International
Principalpoop: yes, they talk about that
cease: what is that meaning, phil?
Bambi: Tweeny on Ice brought to you by Harpo lol
Phil Austin: Just that you can think of an actual, blooded aristocrat, or using the word just to mean a rich person or a snob
Dexter Fong: Someone in that film siad he thought "The SOPHISTICATES" might be a better punch line
llanwydd: well, I'm passing out so I'm going to pass out of here. Great to see you all! be back in 150 hours or so
doctec: good point phil - had not considered that
Principalpoop: night night llan
cease: someone with al power and no taste
Phil Austin: llan: nighty nite
doctec: dex: yes, chuck mccann's take on the joke ends with that alternate punch line
Dexter Fong: Night llan; and watch out for that Elvis impersonatoro
cease: keep on passing
doctec: (he does a GREAT job on the delivery of his version, btw)
Bambi: night llanwydd ... sleep well
doctec: nite lland
cease: yes when i saw the flick i was too much taken comparing the comedians
Phil Austin: doc: if you're going to tell the joke, it helps, because the audience doesn't need to know anything about French Rev. History to laugh
cease: and always good to see krassner get work
Dexter Fong: Doc: I think the version related by that women comic he puts herself into the "act" was the most....well something
Principalpoop: whoopi shocked me, it seemed like she was not going to tell it and then she jumped in and went with it
Dexter Fong: Silverman?
doctec: cat: which comedian did the joke in the voice of christopher walken?
doctec: i can't remember, it was brilliant though
Dexter Fong: Sarah Silverman?
cease: i only saw the flick once. i dont recall
Principalpoop: i know his face
cease: yes i remember her but i remember her from other work
cease: saw her dvd. very good indeed
doctec: yes dex i think that was sarah
cease: a comic of the future
Dexter Fong: Doc: A bravura performance IMHO
doctec: her new comedy central series will start airing soon
cease: i really should sign up for cable or satlite or something
cease: i just saw boondocks for the first time a few days ago
cease: best thing ive seen since duckman
Phil Austin: sarah silverman is the carlos mencia of women
Bambi: hate to do it but gotta get some sleep ... great to see you Phil ... and everyone!
Principalpoop: phylis dillers laugh is still contagious to me ha ha ha
cease: i must be missxing a lot
cease: dont know the ref
Phil Austin: cat: if you don't have cable, where did you see boondocks?
doctec: "jesus is magic" - lili's seen it, i have not (but intend to)
Dexter Fong: Phil: And well she should be!]
Principalpoop: night bambi, super about the cafe, have a super week, keepers of the root
Bambi: hope to see you all Saturday night or that you can tune in for CNI Radio's saturday line up http://www.cniradio.com
cease: not us cable, phil. yes it was on our toon channel
doctec: k bambi - night
Dexter Fong: Night Bambi and muchas gracias siempre
cease: the martin luther king awakes form the coma episode.
Phil Austin: good night, Bambi. And flights of idiots sing thee to thy rest
cease: best thing ive seen on tv since the America the Beautiful episode of Duckman
cease: indded
Bambi: LOL
Principalpoop: la la la la la la bambi
Bambi: thanks!
Bambi: nytol :-)
Phil Austin: cat: does your toon channel carry any of the adult swim shows from cartoon network?
Dexter Fong sings dum de dum dee dee in da tree's stop
cease: some of them but much later.
doctec: "Flights Of Idiots" ... the sequel to "Sledding With Idiots" maybe?
cease: e just started gettring boonsdocks and space ghost
Phil Austin: doc: it's a theme
cease: maybe its a lotta canadian shows. what ive seen sucked
Phil Austin: i love space ghost
doctec: i have not yet caught "frisky dingo" ... is it any good?
Dexter Fong: Doc: The sequel to This Idiot is my Co-pilot
cease: yes you talked aoubt it often but its brand new to me
Principalpoop: a theme or meme or are those the meme thing?
cease: the steve allen one was amazing
doctec: npr did a piece on a canadian series, "little mosque on the prarie" - cat, have you seen it?
cease: im still resonating from the martin luthter king episode.
cease: yes i saw the firstrf peisode doc
doctec: prairie, i mean
Phil Austin: doc: dingo is I would say only ok. But I only watched two episodes. I've been hung up taping the second season of 12 oz mouse and this year's venture bros.
cease: watch last night thogjh. watched pbs 22nd century thing
Dexter Fong: Doc: I thought it was "Little Mouse on the Prarie" kinda like Stuart Little Goes West"
cease: aldous huxley and the world wide mind
cease: little mosque is beter than if it wre made in the us
Phil Austin: the web of huxley
cease: not as good as if it had been made in india i suspect
cease: did yuo see that show, phil?
Dexter Fong: Cat: I *saw* that PBS episode too =))
doctec: i will have to see if i can get lili to sit thru some of the adult swim stuff, it's rare that i get a chance to watch tv when she's not around and she doesn't have much patience for animations
cease: pbs wants us to vote on which science series to run
Principalpoop: i was thinking more along the lines of This Perfect Day, with the new passports and stuff and Uni
Phil Austin: didn't see it
doctec: (though i did get her hooked on the sealab 2021 dvds)
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: its ontheir website. were supposed to vote
doctec: (partly because there were no commercials to have to sit thru)
Dexter Fong: Cat: I didn't like any of them that much..Scientainment
Phil Austin: I'm losing it with neil degrasse tyson. He's too peppy. I long for the days of stephan jay gould
Principalpoop: i liked the guy with the room full of gasoline and using a match to see
Dexter Fong: Neil Degrasse...din't he build DeGrasse High?
doctec: the latest buzzword: "scientainment"
doctec: stephen jay was indeed gould
Phil Austin: only god build de grass high
Dexter Fong: "Scientainment" brought to you by Fongerama Limited
Dexter Fong: ..and when de grass get high, so do I
Phil Austin: I'm sort of friends over the years with timothy ferris, and watched him go through being the host of one of those physics series
Principalpoop: Fongerama, that was a chinese disco
doctec: when you say "go through being the host", what do you mean? sounds like it was painful for him...
Dexter Fong: A seemingly innocent Chinese Disco on the outside....but inside it was an underground Korean Nail House
Principalpoop: ahhh so
Dexter Fong: Doc: As all Catholics know you take the host...but sometimes you *are* the host
cease: oh really? i used a quote from him on the bitsite. got very nice note from him
doctec: you are what you take, i guess...
cease: a new yhorker article about his backyard telescope
Dexter Fong: This do in remembrance of HOSTess Hosts..the longer lasting wafer
doctec: the host that can survive a nuclear holocaust
Dexter Fong: and come out ready to serve
Principalpoop: no no, don't talk abour iran again already
Dexter Fong: I Came, I Saw, I ran
cease: what is that line aobut halfing in a holocaust?
Dexter Fong: He's as doomed as a Halfling in a holocaust?
doctec: the current administration's foreign policy can be summed up in this familiar phrase: "you lookin' at me?"
cease: one of the purest language jokes in the vast pantheon of them in firesign
Phil Austin: sounds right to me, halflings
cease: doc, you konw hockenberry's piece on Home?
cease: i msut have given it to you
Dexter Fong: "I'm the *only8 one here"
Principalpoop: veni vechi vechi don ameche devito
cease: from Heat
doctec: you may have cat, but it's not rousting any dormant memory cells in my rapidly fading brain
cease: it riffs on oddyseus, lucy, you lookin at me, and the blue cathode windows
Phil Austin: pink hotel is something that would be fun to somehow trick fst into expanding
Dexter Fong: These Italians brought to you by Day-Glow Europa
doctec: phil: re pink hotel: i could not agree more
cease: are you waiting for a record company to offer you an album deal or what, phil?
Phil Austin: cat: we
doctec: the short 8-minute segment on the cd of the same name is one of the sharpest things i've heard from you guys
cease: is lodestone capable of releasing something you wanted to release and pay for its production?
cease: theres a lotta competition there, doc
doctec: i don;t think lodestone has a budget for original productions as such
||||||||| 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 the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Phil Austin: cat: sorry, hit the wrong button. Uh ..... we are at a point now where no one would be interested in working on something for the sheer fun of it. It would have to have some money attached to attract interest from all four.
cease: no, i meant distribution.
cease: yes thats what you said the last time you were here
Phil Austin: lodestone has no money, god bless him
doctec: cat: re pink: i'm referring especially to the production values - it wraps around your head like the best of the columbia stuff
doctec: and it has a solid conceptual backbone as well
cease: the money from npr and xm wasnt that great but it motivated you to churn out lotsa firesign
Phil Austin: I've played and watched a lot more games now and the whole industry has grown to the point that you could do some interesting stuff given todays world of games
cease: did you not have a good time? was there not enough of an audience?
Dexter Fong observes DocT in his "House" mode
doctec: it has jokes but it's not just jokes, if you know what i mean
cease: i know less than nothing of games
Principalpoop: M is lost in the burning galaxy or whatever lol
cease: never sen House but Fumiyo likes it
Phil Austin: cat: like iraq, the solution always in fst is political. Its not the money per se, it's the messages that are sent between the four of us to reach agreement. These messages have changed as we've aged, but we know among ourselves what secret messages are sent
Dexter Fong: Cat: YOu're lucky..then you nothing of zero sum games...no fun for anybody and welfare for none
cease: i dont want to intrude, phil
doctec: dit dit dah dah dit dah dit dah dah dit - dit dah!
Principalpoop: ahhh good, as least you are still talking to each other, not like the sunshine boys
Dexter Fong: Ovaltine!
cease: its just that it would seem producton possibilities are magnifitying as we speak
Principalpoop: Bosco!
doctec: i imagine that just like their albums, inter-group firesign communications have multiple levels
Phil Austin: i think pink hotel is a solid foundation. You can add syms humor into it, however. doesn't have to be all point and shoot. and then there's the fabulous financial aspects of need for speed and the like
Dexter Fong: Postum!!!!!
cease: the, the financial aspects.
Principalpoop: Nestle's Quick
cease: i drank that as a kid.
Phil Austin: poop: we talk
cease: i was hoping to forget that fact
doctec: better that than the kool-aid
Principalpoop: ignore me sir, folks usually do
Dexter Fong: Hey!! There's a bug in my Bug-Juice!!
cease: we wont weigh him
doctec: i agree, pink hotel is a solid foundation for sure. well worth a dollar...
Principalpoop: i am not in any demographic where you want my opinion...
Dexter Fong: Doc: I'd say, well worth a Euro
doctec: dex: lol
cease: isnt the firesign about soliciting all opinions?
cease: no fascists need apply?
Dexter Fong: I thought it was Fashionistas...all those tacky 60"s outfits
Phil Austin: I like the halflings and the old man, played by me, and there's the odd connection we - at least david and I - meant with Borges
doctec: as they say: "if i want your opinion, i'll give it to you."
Phil Austin: cat: i try to hew to that principle- soliciting all opinions
cease: i dont want to see woody guthrie's guitar saying this guitar figths fascists just in a museum. i want to see it everywhere
Dexter Fong: "Give it to me Doc,give it too me real good...I need that Bird Flu shot
doctec: dex: ya want regular or premium?
cease: you know the future? well forget it.
cease: phil, i've never heard more motivating words.
cease: he idea that the future is preordained makes one want none.
cease: i want infinite possibilitey. i glimpsed that in your work for the first time
Dexter Fong: Doc: You pump, I'll decide
doctec: oh, so you're the decider, eh?
cease: ah, cidre
doctec: i'll have to de-cidre you first
Phil Austin: I suppose an absence of death would presuppose a forgetting of the future
Dexter Fong: Cash or Chabge?
Dexter Fong: Charge
cease: im going to thing about that, phil
doctec: what i wanna know is: what was i before i was born?
cease: in an otrherwise terrible john bvarth novel, there is a scene where there is no weather
doctec: g.s. brown's book "laws of form" takes a crack at answering that one
Dexter Fong: An Absense of Death: Get Outta my way, The corwded earth"
Phil Austin: I should have said might presuppose
cease: the guy cals the weather staton and is told there is no weather
Dexter Fong: crowded
cease: it would be like that
cease: very very borges
Dexter Fong: Doc: Innocent...very, very innocent
doctec: http://www.lawsofform.org/
cease: i wonder if people are prefigured geneticlaly to deny death?
cease: to what extent that separates us from other animals
Phil Austin: doc: I'm bookmarkng and will look later
Dexter Fong: I like sheep
Dexter Fong: and squirrels
Phil Austin: good old sheep
Phil Austin: good old squirrels
Dexter Fong: I like sheepish squirrels
cease: the monkey's paw
Dexter Fong: They need bigger nuts
doctec: laws of form was one of those seminal influences in my life
doctec: like firesign and underground comix
Principalpoop: my god I am a moron
doctec: and marshall mcluhan
cease: the firesign could do a fantastic grapic novel, i suspect
doctec: and computers
doctec: and eectronic music
doctec: electronic music
Principalpoop: i thought phil was telling me to shut up, he was talking business lol
Phil Austin: fong and i have created a poem: I like sheep and squirrels/ good old sheep good old squirrels/I like sheepish squirrels
cease: no poop. your president is a moron. you're with us
Dexter Fong: Poop: Wrong MAA chat
Principalpoop: he was answering me that yes, they do talk
doctec: what about the squirrely sheep? don't they count?
cease: is it haiku?
Phil Austin: poop : are you nutty as a squirrel.? I thought your question was good
Principalpoop: what a maroon am I
cease: no, we take a train
Dexter Fong: Squirrels are better than pearls
Dexter Fong: (end of poem)
Principalpoop: thank you sir
Phil Austin: i mean your opinion and good wishes was/were good
doctec: i *long* for a grapefruit
Principalpoop: thanks, again, I lost it for a moment
cease: a long grapefruit?
Dexter Fong: I *Short* for a genuine key lime
cease: yes i was addicted to grapefruit in the 80s
Principalpoop: but I really have no knowledge of what the market wants
Phil Austin: i suffer from lapses of mental insanity when talking to four or five people at once myself
cease: you had kaffir lifmes, dex?
Principalpoop D thanks
Dexter Fong: Me three
cease: thas why print is better, phil
Principalpoop: i will jump on the bus, and all have a great week
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes Sahib
cease: but listening to your many voices did my brain much good
||||||||| "11:48 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
Dexter Fong: By Poop
Phil Austin: cat: I agree, although the sheer fun of conversation with people who are getting along is pretty much of a rush
cease: im sure trhere are many kinds of citrus that will eventually thrill us
cease: buy, poop
Phil Austin: so long, poop, you genial nutbrain
cease: i am less and less capable of speech. so this is nice
Dexter Fong: da citrus is free, don't bill us
Phil Austin: yeah, there's something really interesting about typing with four or five other people
Dexter Fong: (end of poem)
Phil Austin: end of song
doctec: i really am fading fast here, and lili has crashed on the couch - must depart for the evening. it has been a pleasure, & thanks to all for your good wishes re lili's improving health situation.
cease: we are very happy for her
doctec: -nd of the world
Dexter Fong: Doc: Just the good news is enough
Phil Austin: doc: good night and give her all our love
doctec: thanks phil - and thanks everyone
doctec: y'all have a better one... see ya on the funway of your choice
Phil Austin: wow, this is thrilling. I don't think I've ever been in the Final Three before
cease: all the best to you both
doctec: nytol... (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
||||||||| At 11:51 PM, doctec vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
cease: good for you, phil
cease: must be like nascar
Dexter Fong: Well, Phil...you outlasted me =)) Night guys see yah next time
cease: or hockey or one of those sports
Phil Austin: three wide in the turn
Phil Austin: cat and dex; good night to you both and best of everything. This was fun.
cease: i always found cars terifying. still do. and thats doesnt include whatr happened to bit
||||||||| At 11:53 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Phil Austin!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cease: you too phil
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:53 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs cease by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:
Phil Austin
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Fong
Gov't Tweeny
H. Stones
Laura Hawkmoth
Mark Time
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

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And, "The Home Team"