A Firesign Chat
12/04/2008




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||||||||| 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 04, 2008 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 7:08 AM, dragging Firebroiled Ho-hum by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
Firebroiled Ho-hum: Gentlemen, gentlemen!
I won’t take any more credit for this Victory than is necessary.
Lord Kitchener
did not -- nay,
will not -- die in vain,

Grid Willing. [Over applause]
Gentlemen, gentlemen!
I as Leader will use Power like a drum
and Leadership like a violin.
Pick out any Idea.
Compare Ideas.
With the One Idea left you have no Doubt,
and without a Doubt
we have Enthusiasm!

Firebroiled Ho-hum: But, not for you, Dexter
||||||||| Around 7:09 AM, Firebroiled Ho-hum walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Catherwood leads ah,clem in through the front door at 8:25 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| At 8:25 PM, ah,clem vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| Catherwood leads llanwydd in through the front door at 9:03 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
llanwydd: anybody here or am I by myself tonight?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:05 PM and late as usual, it's Tweeny, just back from Elmertown."
llanwydd: hi tween!
Tweeny: Hey LL
llanwydd: np: papoon for president
||||||||| "9:07 PM? 9:07 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits at the bar.
llanwydd: nd: coffee
Tweeny: It's going town to 29 here tonight, so I'm going to turn down the heat and get under the covers.
cease: hi masses
Tweeny: going down
Tweeny: Hey proles :)
llanwydd: hey cat!
Tweeny: Have a good evening...
cease: oh this is box of danger
||||||||| Tweeny is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 9:09 PM.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "9:12 PM and late as usual, it's Elayne, just back from Connecticut."
Elayne: Evenin' all!
cease: hi el
cease: hows connecticut?
Elayne: I imagine it's still there. I'm in NY, myself.
cease: doc and lili would know but they havent been here in a long time
llanwydd: hi elayne!
Elayne: I know, I miss them.
cease: that was really nice of your colleagues to give you gifts on your birthday
Elayne: Two coworkers gave me pressies, it was neat!
Elayne: I love my job!!!
cease: you're lucky
Elayne: Robin came in today and met a lot of them (we went out for our 10th anniversary).
Elayne: They all like him too.
llanwydd: tweeny said it's getting cold in texas
llanwydd: I've gotten cold in texas myself
cease: sounds like he was frozen out of chat
llanwydd: no, I think he's coming back
Elayne: Rob says hi.
llanwydd: it's true. it might seem hard to believe but it got down to 12 degrees when I was in san antonio
cease: hi robin. good news about your new project
Elayne: He thanks you, Cat.
llanwydd: many years ago
cease: so this isnt box of danger?
cease: i wonder how many recordings of nick danger there are. they must have done it in concert many times
cease: thrilling confusion, i hadnt heard that line before
llanwydd: I saw them do nick danger in 1981
llanwydd: the sound effects gags were hilarious
Elayne: Going to spend time with my husband now. Next week, all!
cease: ive seen them do it in seattle several times
||||||||| 9:23 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
llanwydd: a gunshot effect didnt work so rocky rococco used a telephone sound and said "I'll phone you to death!"
cease: as part of other stuff
cease: by el
llanwydd: she left before I knew it
llanwydd: didn't get to say goodnight
cease: of his this the maryland show?
cease: i think el and tween are competing to see who can be here for the shortest time
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Merlyn in through the front door at 9:25 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
llanwydd: np: papoon for president
llanwydd: howdy merl!
Merlyn: I'll be here for the roaring 20s, that was a pretty short time
cease: hi merl
llanwydd: I wasn't roaring in my 20s. I got crankier in my 40s
Merlyn: the cranky 40s, yeah I remember, mama
Merlyn: helloooooo?
llanwydd: hi
cease: what album is this?
cease: must be from the 90s
||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexter Repeal Fong inside, makes a note of the time (9:31 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: good evening dex
Dexter Repeal Fong: Evening Cat, llan, and Lerlyn
llanwydd: what are we repealing?
Merlyn: lurleen?
cease: hi dex
llanwydd: ever tried to repeel an orange
cease: a wallace reference. who even remembers her
llanwydd: it doesn't work
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: It's the umpteeth anniversary of the repeal of prohibition
Merlyn: wallace who her?
Dexter Repeal Fong: but can it repeal a apple?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hi Clem
Merlyn: ax and ye shall reprieve
Dexter Repeal Fong: Necks and ye shall be cervixed
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Principalpoop in through the front door at 9:35 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
llanwydd: seen anything outstanding on tv lately?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hi poop
llanwydd: howdy proincel
Principalpoop: hell oh
Principalpoop: which wallace?
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: On the Food chanel I saw a gut eat a 72 oz steak, baked potato and salad in under an hour
Dexter Repeal Fong: guy
llanwydd: I think I've seen that dex
cease: hi poop
Principalpoop: i watched raines for the first, and apparently the last time
llanwydd: I think I could do it too
Principalpoop: that is not a steak, that is a veal
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: You think >you< could eat a 72 oz steak?
llanwydd: anyone could do it. you just have to eat slow
cease: i finally saw bourdain's show no reservations
cease: in 72 days, perhaps
Dexter Repeal Fong: LLan: Under an hour...43 minutes in fact
cease: i blogged about a book by him that didnt impress me. the vid is much better
cease: very well shot
Principalpoop: why would need to eat it that fast?
Principalpoop: you left
Dexter Repeal Fong: Poop:"'cause if you do eat it in under an hour, it's free...otherwise.....
Principalpoop: ahh ok
llanwydd: when somebody dies of indigestion they'll do away with that offer
cease: i actually have a very small appetite.
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: It's a restaurant in texas
llanwydd: well, I'm sure they eat big in texas
Dexter Repeal Fong: The Stockyard Steakhouse
Dexter Repeal Fong: I ordered half a cow and put some fire in it
llanwydd: I remember eating my first corn dog in texas
Principalpoop: mooo
cease: i read an article in a recent new yorker about calvin trillin's search for the best bbq in texas
Dexter Repeal Fong: I got my first corn holes er frijoles in texas
llanwydd: tmo, dex
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: He should have started in tennessee
Dexter Repeal Fong: It was a gritty experience
llanwydd: I saw something about texas bbq on tv just yesterday
Dexter Repeal Fong: A kernel, I think
Principalpoop: bbq what? beef? pork? chicken? sauce? beans?
cease: i eat mostly fish/seafood and vegies, neither of which bbq well
Dexter Repeal Fong: Poop: Right!!
Principalpoop: the whole deal?
llanwydd: in texas they use beef. in most other places they use pork
cease: the place they called the best bbq place was basically pork as i recall
llanwydd: seems to me, salmon would make a good bbq, cat
cease: although the aussies are always throwing their shrimp on the barbie
Principalpoop: i tried some north carolina bbq sauce, it was like vinegar and a little tabasco
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: LLan asked if i'd seen anything good on tv lately..saw a National Geo program called Marijuana State; kinda of a documentry
cease: i've had bbq salmon many times. can't say i've ever enjoyed it though
Dexter Repeal Fong: Vancouver featured heavily
cease: was it on the nat geo channel?
Merlyn: World's oldest marijuana stash found: http://www.star-telegram.com/279/story/1073576.html
Principalpoop: salmon is too subtle, will not carry bbq easily
Dexter Repeal Fong: It's mine...I knew it was there somewhere!!
cease: exactly, poop
Dexter Repeal Fong: It was that Yucatan Blue
Principalpoop: i forgot where I had put that, give it here...
cease: i thought the oldest stash was the one found on the Ice Man
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hey man, it's got my signature blue rubber band around the baggie
Merlyn: here's a longer story on it: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081127/marijuana_tomb_081127/20081127/
llanwydd: I don't get the national geograpic channel unfortunately
Dexter Repeal Fong: panama red? I use the red rubber band
cease: some of you may recall the piece austin wrote about that find. cni played it recently
Merlyn: indiana jones and the mariuana tomb
Principalpoop: Scientists also tried to germinate 100 of the seeds found in the cache, without success. bummer man
cease: a poet i filmed has a poem (well, lots of them) about the history of cannabis and mentions the ice man in one of his verses
Dexter Repeal Fong: Indiana jones and the pliff of ganja
Dexter Repeal Fong: spliff
llanwydd: ganja din
llanwydd: np: jimmy clicker's hollywood political file
Dexter Repeal Fong sings "Dubie boy, bring me dat spliff 'for I tan your hides
Principalpoop: it is not that complicated, i don't know why you cannot understand it llan
llanwydd: understand it? what?
Principalpoop: huh?
llanwydd: did something go over my head or yours?
Principalpoop: you said you cannot get the nat. geographic channel...
Principalpoop: get it now?
llanwydd: aha
Dexter Repeal Fong: The only thing over my head is a Chinese communist satellite
Principalpoop: ahh you got it
Principalpoop: give it to fong
cease: i didnt know satelites had ideologies
llanwydd: well, NG is something I failed in school
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: It's in the software
Principalpoop: something about the orbits
llanwydd: yes those satellite orbits are either left or right. no middle of the road
Dexter Repeal Fong: What about the stationary satellites??
cease: its all arthur c. clarke's fault
Dexter Repeal Fong: Geosyncronous
llanwydd: nothing is stationary
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: Speaking relatively
Principalpoop: they are not stationary, or the earth would leave them behind as we orbit around the Sun
cease: like the character in doonesberry who asked "what are thank-you cards?"
Dexter Repeal Fong wonders if he's wondered into a Luddite meeting
Principalpoop: who asked that?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Don't point your finger at me, daddio, I'll make it stationary
llanwydd: speaking of thank you cards, as a child, I was required to write those and I always wondered if there was such a thing as "you're welcome" cards and if I'd ever get one
Principalpoop: i forget how many 10s of thousands of miles an hour i am moving as i sit here, i should hold onto my chair
llanwydd: and if so, do you send a "thank you" card for a "you're welcome" card
Principalpoop: send a de nada cardo
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: If your of the hispaanic type, you'd send a "De nada" card
Principalpoop: ahh hola fongonita
Dexter Repeal Fong: Poop!!
llanwydd: lol dex!
Dexter Repeal Fong high fives poop
Principalpoop: de rien en francais
Dexter Repeal Fong: stay mainly on the mayonnaise
Principalpoop fingers fong with 5 fingers
Principalpoop: oops wrong chat
Dexter Repeal Fong remains stationary as poop flashes by at 10s of thousand of miles anhour
Principalpoop: i might be 10s of thousands of miles a second, but that is inconceptionable
Dexter Repeal Fong: Poop: Only the light reflecting off you
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: Are we listening to "Back to the shadows"?
Principalpoop: i am rubber and you are glue
cease: i think that's what ah clem said, yes
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: live takes of previous takes
cease: is that from one concert or several?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hmmm...I was under the impression that back to the shadows was a compilation not original stuff
llanwydd: np: papoono para el presidente
Principalpoop: from the audience, i would guess 1
llanwydd: no esta loco!
Dexter Repeal Fong: Text 1 for one cocert and 2 for "Other"
Principalpoop: come on and do the locomotion
Dexter Repeal Fong: Little Effa Braun
llanwydd: lol
llanwydd: I thought it wasn't going to be funny tonight but we're doing pretty well
Principalpoop: why not funny?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Was there sad news
Principalpoop: some news i should know?
llanwydd: because there were so few of us
Dexter Repeal Fong: Don't Klam up on us llan
Principalpoop: we are the cream or scum or something of the crop
Principalpoop: residue?
llanwydd: we are the cream of wheat
Dexter Repeal Fong: We are the rotators of the crop...we rotate the crop......we turn the crop around
Principalpoop: chickens have crops, or is it turkeys?
Principalpoop: vultures too
Dexter Repeal Fong: Both
llanwydd: no, grouse
Principalpoop: caw caw
Dexter Repeal Fong: Chickens and turkeys have no teeth,,,nor lips
Principalpoop: pheasants
llanwydd: you wouldn't believe how many turkeys I have had on my front lawn
Principalpoop: they have beaks, octopus too
llanwydd: I don't know why they hang out there
llanwydd: they don't do it often. only when they are migrating
Principalpoop: i have not seen our turkey family in a while, 5-8 in a covey
Dexter Repeal Fong: The great Prince commands crops, finds pheasants, founds fiefs, and fingers fowl
llanwydd: I wouldn't think they would find much to do in front of my house
Dexter Repeal Fong: 5-8 turkeys in a convoy...breaker breaker, this is big gobbler
cease: and then turns purple
Principalpoop: ahh yes, the national lampoon family thanksgiving dinner, forever twisted after reading that one
Principalpoop: purple?
Dexter Repeal Fong: a mixture of red and blue
cease: Prince
Principalpoop: purp le
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: How obscure a reference =))
cease: i thought he was rather well known. and i dont even listen to his music
Principalpoop: ahhh, the color purple, oprah
llanwydd: he changed his name to a picture
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: No not Prince obscure, your reference to him
llanwydd: that has got to be the very height of pretention
Dexter Repeal Fong: Out of the blue so to speak
Principalpoop: pretendition
cease: arent we getting colourful
Dexter Repeal Fong: Pretendition+ A condition G>W> Bush made us suffer from
cease: you heard his ref to Malaids today?
Principalpoop: that u in color is a foreign u
cease: hilarous
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hey Cat: I see your prime minister has seized control of the government
cease: hopefully we can evict him in january.
llanwydd: is that true, cat? martial law?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hope so
cease: an amaizng development. i thought we'd be stuck with him for years more
Principalpoop: he had a seizure like roberts and murkaskey?
cease: nothing like that, although we had that in 69
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'H. Stones', just granted probation at 10:13 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Principalpoop: there is stones
cease: he knew he'd be voted down today so he got the governor general to recess parliament for 2 monthes
H. Stones: And greetings to all who are not here
Dexter Repeal Fong: H., wlecome
llanwydd: howdy stones!
cease: hi stones
llanwydd: how's the queen?
Principalpoop: i saw a headline, the tiny green party in canada will somehow have a part to play in the new power structure
cease: they dont have any seats in parliament
Dexter Repeal Fong: Cat: How cool, in a time of world economic crises, he sends parliament home
H. Stones: Shes been Lording it over parliament, the state Openin of Lies
Principalpoop bows to his Majesty
cease: however, if we go to better proportional representation, they'll get some seats in the nextelection
Principalpoop: ok
H. Stones: i send that Cease
Dexter Repeal Fong gives poop a wedgie while he's bowing
cease: yes, he cares alot more about saving his job than about his country
H. Stones: second
Principalpoop: ouch, and oops it ripped
H. Stones: KB probs it seems
Dexter Repeal Fong: stones: Saw where you court struck down the DNA database
cease: i'm gonna check on dinner upstairs. be back in a few minutes
Dexter Repeal Fong sings "Liberty is breaking out all over
Principalpoop: ok cat
Dexter Repeal Fong: Tutti al tabla et mangierre, cat
H. Stones: The year before his big victory in 97, Tony Bliar was all over the Lib Dems and totally in favour of Proportional Representation, but strangely when he got elected with a huge majority he forgot all about it
Dexter Repeal Fong: A huge proportion represents a good thing
H. Stones: Ys fong that was good news but it was not the UK Court, it was European Court which said it was pants
llanwydd: what are you all listening to at present?
Principalpoop: who was the minister detained because he broke a law that he might release confidential info in the future?
Dexter Repeal Fong: afk fr
Principalpoop: obama has dove straight to the center in choosing his cabinet
H. Stones: Poop, that was just another example of what a tin pot dictatorship this shit hole is turning into
Principalpoop: not good
llanwydd: wonder if we'll get the guaranteed annual year
H. Stones: maybe llan but they raised the Platform from six inches so no one falls off to fifty feet off the ground so no one gets on
Principalpoop: couldn't they frame him for some other crime instead of using a foolish bogus crime?
llanwydd: lol stones
Principalpoop: your police are lazy
Merlyn: 1993
Principalpoop: what was 1993?
cease: i'm back. is this from 93?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Is that the Pick four for tonioght Merl?
H. Stones: only when it comes to dealing with real crooks, Poop, when it comes to pushing folks around and exercising their powers, they are very energetic
Principalpoop: someone here must make sense M.
Principalpoop: wb cat m fong wow
cease: my blood sugar was getting too low. had to eat something
llanwydd: anything on cni right now?
Merlyn: they left at 1400 hours, and dave said that makes it 593 years (ago)
llanwydd: if so, what is it and I'll see if I have it and I can listen with you
||||||||| Ben Bland sashays in at 10:21 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: Back from the Shadows i think it's called
Principalpoop: gooks all around us llan, they live here
cease: hi ben
Merlyn: yes llan,
llanwydd: hey ben!
Principalpoop: hola ben
llanwydd: no, don't have BftS
H. Stones: Hi Ben
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: Clem's playing Back from the Shadows older material done in concert
Ben Bland: Any of you done Second Life?
llanwydd: just got done listening to Papoon for President
Dexter Repeal Fong: Benm you're late, the matinee show is over
cease: this life is hard enough. you mean there's another?
llanwydd: I plan to, ben
Principalpoop: i looked at some screen captures
H. Stones: Ben nearest we get to that int he UK is when we talk to our politicians
llanwydd: and a third and a fourth and so on
Ben Bland: I can't be the first person who has noticed... Second Life seems an incredible opportunity to bring the buoys to life.
Dexter Repeal Fong: I plan on becoming a stoat in my second life
H. Stones: sorry Ben i thought you said Half Life
Dexter Repeal Fong: Half lies!!
Dexter Repeal Fong: half misrepresentation
Ben Bland: You could do a Future Fair in Second Life.
Dexter Repeal Fong: All bullshit
H. Stones: very perceptive Sir Fong
Dexter Repeal Fong: All the time
llanwydd: somehow I have missed second life.
Ben Bland: You could do Ralph Spoilsport Motors.
cease: maybe YOu could, ben
llanwydd: don't even know what it is
Ben Bland: You could do Glutamoto.
cease: my father was ralph's competitor
Dexter Repeal Fong: I did Ralph ...in the rumble seat...of a 1988 Fruitbat Special
Principalpoop: it is a internet world llan
llanwydd: no, glutamoto dum everything
Ben Bland: Holygrams could appear and disappear making that popping noise.
Ben Bland: We could dress like bozos.
Ben Bland: Or whatever.
Principalpoop: that was the turkey soup, sorry
Ben Bland: Follow each other around.
cease: i'm watching a good show on cbc about brain elasticity
llanwydd: I have only a portion of the internet world with my msntv2
Principalpoop: dress alike?
llanwydd: stretch your brain till it snaps
Principalpoop: no no no, don't make holes and push it around cat.. i already tried that
Dexter Repeal Fong: You hussy, there's only room in this dress alike for one!!
cease: randi rhodes had a good point today. she was asking why all the creativity is going into videogames and none into us cars
Ben Bland: DocTec been in?
Principalpoop: well, i never...
cease: in their steve allen interview, the firesign said their works existed to make your brains expand
Dexter Repeal Fong: Ben: Doc has not been here for a while
cease: not in a long time, ben. too busy with new job
Ben Bland: Have any of the buoys done Second Life?
Principalpoop: ahhh, the voice of ahhh, clem
cease: i spoke with him on the phone last week i think. it sounded like him and lili are well
Ben Bland: They could make it suck less.
Principalpoop: super cat
cease: it sounds like a bergman thing, ben.
Dexter Repeal Fong: So soon, clem?
Principalpoop: thanks again, ahh, clem, have a super week
Ben Bland: Geeks would gawk at them.
cease: indeed they would, ben
H. Stones: Police State fans can keep right up to date on UK repression can get all the news here
H. Stones: http://www.no2id.net/news/newsletters/newsletter.php?issue=112
H. Stones: be seeing you Clem
cease: all the best, clem and bambi
llanwydd: well, I happen to know it's not as bad in the uk as in the us
Ben Bland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyblog/3082532141
Principalpoop: a different kind of bad
Principalpoop: hard to compare
llanwydd: there are more people in jail by FAR, per capita in the usa than in any other country
H. Stones: only in some particulars llan, in some ways we are ahead of you
Dexter Repeal Fong: llan: Don't you feel a lot safer?
llanwydd: hardly
Dexter Repeal Fong: then you must be doing something wrong
llanwydd: when the police need something to do, they need someone to do it to
cease: i'm sure harper would like that distinction for canada, llan
cease: one good reason to give him the boot
Dexter Repeal Fong: Remain stationary...Security forces will be there momentarily
Ben Bland: Deputy Dan
cease: deputy dan will be here soon
H. Stones: Step Away from your Freedom Sir
llanwydd: that is especially true in a small town, by the way
Dexter Repeal Fong: That's no free Dom, he's espensive
llanwydd: I doubt if they have any one-horse towns in the uk
H. Stones: i could quickly arrange a tour if you wish llan
Principalpoop: gates has done a super job handling the detainees and gitmo, keep him as sec of defense....
llanwydd: I'd love it, stones
Principalpoop: why should i have to say fuck obama so soon?
llanwydd: I didn't get around much when I went to england in 84
Ben Bland: The accursed will be advised of his absence of rights under the Uniform Code of Military Toughness. The secret code?
H. Stones: always sget in ahead of the crowd poop
llanwydd: the furthest north I got, by the way, was Gloucester
Ben Bland: The head code.
cease: were the firesign prophetic or are we just recylcing the 60s?
H. Stones: thats our south west llan
llanwydd: I know
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood, give Ben Bland something for his head code
||||||||| Catherwood brings ben bland something for his head code.
Principalpoop: the song remains the same
H. Stones: Cease, i think they were truly prophetic, its just that the government has not got round to all of it yet
llanwydd: I spent most of my time in weston-super-mare
Ben Bland: The Military Uniform of Secret Toughness.
Ben Bland: Code.
Principalpoop: looking on the morning rain
Principalpoop: out
H. Stones: wee had three mornings of snow, Poop
Principalpoop: hehe
Principalpoop: snow? in england?
H. Stones: yes, lots of it and very early this year Poop
Principalpoop: that global warming is moving the gulf stream around
H. Stones: first two days of November the temperature here fell to -12 C which is 10 degrees F
llanwydd: catherwood, what time is it in malta?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:37 PM, on the dot!"
Principalpoop: what was that code again? you were an English schoolboy stones..
Dexter Repeal Fong: Stones: Yikes, that's cold
H. Stones: its one of those times when we are reminded that we are on the same lattitude as the South of Alaska
Principalpoop: brrrrr
cease: sounds like canada. not my part, but the rest of the country
llanwydd: I had to think the gulf stream is stopping
H. Stones: i nearly got a code in my node
Dexter Repeal Fong: Stones: Can you see Sarah pain from your house?
cease: can yhou see russia, stones?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Palin
H. Stones: not if i look the other way Fong
Dexter Repeal Fong: You looking the otherway, Stones...what a clever disguise
llanwydd: I really want to see the world before too long
Principalpoop: i don't think i like your latitude young man...
Principalpoop: yes llan
llanwydd: I'd like to take that train across siberia
llanwydd: I'd really enjoy that
cease: you think it will vanish soon, llan?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Poop: Just remain stationary, it will change
Principalpoop: hitchhike
H. Stones: yes, Fong, i wear the false breasts on my back so they dont realise i am running away till its too late
Principalpoop: my longitude is not as long as i would like
llanwydd: no, but I might be moving to another galaxy in the next few decades
Dexter Repeal Fong: Ah good work Stones, the old fool the tiger disguise
Principalpoop: what is wrong with the milky way smart guy?
Principalpoop: not good enough for you?
H. Stones: yes fong, they sometimes think i am marking my territory when in fact i am just shitting myself
Dexter Repeal Fong: You get a better offer from Skittles nebula?
llanwydd: nothing wrong with it but the black hole is not very inviting
Principalpoop: the snickers galaxy might be ok, snicker snicker
Dexter Repeal Fong: Ah Stones...no one but you could adept the evacuative process to you favour
H. Stones: yes, i thought it was masterful
Principalpoop: oops, i thought you wrote flavour
llanwydd: lol princ
Dexter Repeal Fong: All you space travelers, belly up to the Mars Bar
Principalpoop: speaking of chocolate bars
Dexter Repeal Fong: Have a shot of Maryjane
llanwydd: by the way, what we call a milky way in america is called a mars bar in england
H. Stones: i am not a good shot Fong and she moves fast too
Principalpoop: marijuana infused gin, the drink of champions
llanwydd: in both countries it has the name of my old hometown on the back
Principalpoop: huh llan?
llanwydd: hackettstown, new jersey, where I grew up
H. Stones: do you no longer LIve in Hershey, llan ?
Dexter Repeal Fong: I'd take a shot Stones, but I left my trusty Wembley in the hall
cease: ive had various infusions. never got the effect, alas
Principalpoop: chocolate coated caramel and fluffy chocolate is a mars bar in england? the fiends
H. Stones: throwing a stadium will give you a hernia Fong
Dexter Repeal Fong: Not if everybody stands at the same time
llanwydd: I grew up in hackettstown, where the m&m factory is located
Dexter Repeal Fong: The upward thrust is incredible
llanwydd: I used to play at the factory when I was a kid
Principalpoop: you have to be not high when you start cat
cease: oh, that's it
Dexter Repeal Fong: Pimp my M&M
llanwydd: when I grew up, I drove a limousine for the candy executives
llanwydd: they were sweet people
H. Stones: is that a return to Chaucerarian english Poop " be not high when you start "
Dexter Repeal Fong: Yea, but be not loowish either
Principalpoop: quite stones
llanwydd: I used to drive them to newark airport
H. Stones: note my old english spelling
Principalpoop: oops quiet lol
Dexter Repeal Fong: Whether they wanted to go there or not?>
Principalpoop: beith not highe
Dexter Repeal Fong: Thighre highrere
H. Stones: you be clearly the higheft Lord Poop
Principalpoop: anchors aweigh
Principalpoop: no, king stones is his highness
cease: i remember anchor steam beer
Dexter Repeal Fong: Kingstone high, yea mon,
cease: i didnt know it was the only microbrew in the us at one time
H. Stones: not heard of that cease, what do you do, condense it into a glass and drink it warm ?
Principalpoop: hankering for a beer? want a boilermaker? try out anchor steam beer
Dexter Repeal Fong: Stones, you drink it in a magnifying glass
cease: not actualy steam, though steam may have been used to make it. i just remember it was good
H. Stones: maybe you are getting short measure Fong, i should complain if i were you
cease: i thikn it was in the same new yorker issue with trillin looking for bbq
Principalpoop: i have not done any hankering in a while, i should....
cease: an article about the flourishing microbrew industry in the states
H. Stones: does it taste of authentic anchors still ?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Yea, I be a league shoprt but these booots were made for 6 league walking
llanwydd: we all ought to get together for a firesign party some time
cease: ive never tasted an anchor
Principalpoop: just a little anchorish
Ben Bland: I'm in Second Life now. And, yet, I'm here, too. I'm two places at once.
llanwydd: we'll have it in st. louis so everyone has to travel the same distance
H. Stones: is that why you are still adrift, Cease ?
Principalpoop: how can you do that? when you are no place at all?
cease: one of the best beers ive ever tasted was on whidbey island with ossman and proctor
cease: they were doing a radio show from a bar there and my wife and i were hanging out with them. they were drinking martinis and i was drinking loganberry beer
llanwydd: whidbey island is where the neo-nazis hang out isn't it?
Principalpoop: that looked addictive ben, once a week here is quite enough
H. Stones: was that because they were paying , Cease ?
cease: soon, they abanodned their cocktails and converted to the berry beer
cease: its where ossman has lived for many years
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:54 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Ben Bland by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
cease: actually they were getting paid
Principalpoop: a thumb goes up, a car goes by
Dexter Repeal Fong: By Ben, sorry about the old bum's rush
llanwydd: wb ben
Principalpoop: visit capri llan, i would go back there if I could
H. Stones: Isnt there a place called Old Bums Rush in Nebraska ?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Well, guess I'll take this opportunity to park my car, hope some reamin and best to those who leave
cease: good luck with parking, dex
Principalpoop: hail rita!
llanwydd: what is there to do on capri?
Principalpoop: look around, swim, eat, tan
H. Stones: i always wanted to ask you about that, Fong, do you leave it in the middle of the road most of the time and then park it only when you have created enough traiffc chaos
llanwydd: cool
cease: wasnt that tiberius's playground?
Principalpoop: drink, greet
Principalpoop: it was lovely, just beautiful, i don't know about tiberius
Principalpoop: all of europe is worth seeing
Principalpoop: rome, paris london, berlin...
Principalpoop: go while you can you moron :D
llanwydd: well, I'll be vacating the premises for about 160 hours
Principalpoop: look at cat, and fong and stones, they have traveled
llanwydd: a shorter time than it seems
llanwydd: nite folks
H. Stones: all cities look the same to me nowadays with a few honourable exceptions
Principalpoop: ahhh llan
Principalpoop: have a super week, i am jealous you can travel
cease: by llan
Principalpoop: i think that is why i chose capri stones
H. Stones: who needs travel when ;you have the Internet
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: not even close stones
H. Stones: wasnt the Isle of Capri bought by Gracie Fields the english singer ?
cease: i guess i'll be on my way as well. gotta finish that excellent eggplant
Principalpoop: that is like reading cats descriptions of meals instead of trying them
cease: see y'all next week
Principalpoop: bon ap
cease: lol poop
Principalpoop: have a super week
||||||||| cease is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:02 PM.
H. Stones: and we only just got that window fixed too
Principalpoop: was it a song?
Principalpoop: bought the window for a song?
H. Stones: i thought it wa an island
Principalpoop: no, they are pants
H. Stones: trying to think of a window song
H. Stones: "I know you love me baby, cos the rain wrote in on my Window pain!"
Principalpoop: looking out my back door, that is close
H. Stones: Back Door Man, wasnt that John Lee Hooker ?
Principalpoop: somebody saw them in the window but she didn't answer the phone
Principalpoop: you are thinking of Twist and Shout
H. Stones: no, thas a brand of Pipe tobacco
Principalpoop: i'm a talking about the midnight rambler
H. Stones: i never drove one
Principalpoop: nice cars nothing fancy
Principalpoop: i thought you were a rambling man
Principalpoop: you tend to ramble
H. Stones: talking of which, do you think that GM, Ford et all will get the £34 BN they want ?
Principalpoop: sure
Principalpoop: that is millions of jobs
Principalpoop: they cannot let that happen
H. Stones: i think whats more important is that its millions of Votes
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: a big trickle down if they collapse
Principalpoop: that too
Principalpoop: i saw a documentary about a british company
H. Stones: car sales in the UK are down 45% on last year
Principalpoop: the government bailed them out, but it failed anyway
Principalpoop: but it looked like the owners were scoundrals
Principalpoop: dels
H. Stones: DeLorean ?
Principalpoop: no, average britsh car, used to be reliable
H. Stones: that was one big coke deal
H. Stones: Rover
Principalpoop: no, boring little sedan
Principalpoop: not fancy at all, and they tried to make it fancy, flopped
H. Stones: sorry no idea, i dont really do cars
H. Stones: if i really need one i hire one
Principalpoop: they did not export them
Principalpoop: i did not know the name
H. Stones: that translates as, no one would buy them
Principalpoop: they had a good market share in england, apparently
Principalpoop: like ramblers lol
H. Stones: Austin ?
Principalpoop: martin?
Principalpoop: those are famous now
Principalpoop: super cars
H. Stones: sorry, the sound of no bells ringing is deafening
Principalpoop: i have no clue, i would have to find it again
Principalpoop: apparently france feels it too, they call it le crise
H. Stones: anyway m'lord i must call it a day for now
H. Stones: have a good week, might see you in messenger or skype
H. Stones: take care
Principalpoop: night night your highness, always darkest before the wreck, i mean dawn :)
H. Stones: lol
Principalpoop: my motherboard microphone plug is shorted
Principalpoop: i need to find a way around that, or replace the motherboard :(
H. Stones: good luck with that
Principalpoop: i miss talking with you, anyway, ciao :)
H. Stones: Be Seeing You !
Principalpoop: thanks, i hope i have an old sound board with microphone plug
Principalpoop bows
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:20 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs H. Stones by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Principalpoop: i will hang out and berate fong when he gets back
Principalpoop: come down off your throne and leave your body alone
Principalpoop: you are the reason i've been waiting so long
Principalpoop: i'm wasted and I can't find my way home
Principalpoop: woo woo woo wooooooo
Merlyn: hey PP
Principalpoop: HI M
Merlyn: Trying to tweak nino's world map a little
Principalpoop: i am comcast out of troutville
Principalpoop: i have no idea what games they play with my IP numbers
Principalpoop: i forget where, but other sites have said welcome 123456 of troutville va...
Merlyn: really, troutville?
Merlyn: I think my geobyte subscription ran out, so right now it can't look it up, but I have a list it generates
Principalpoop: yes
Principalpoop: 71.57.215.24
Merlyn: ok, hang on a bit
Principalpoop: oops lol
Principalpoop: i closed the what is my ip address and closed all my mistake
Principalpoop: troutville is north of my on I-81, where my local switch box or whatever is...
Principalpoop: me
Merlyn: ok, I think the tweak works
Merlyn: what I did was hopefully fix the names on the map if you have a long name near the left or right edge
Merlyn: so the name doesn't go offscreen partly
Merlyn: your IP is 71.57.215.24
Principalpoop: i think so
Merlyn: yes, I'm saying it is
Principalpoop: oki lol
Principalpoop: i thought i was taller, but ok
Merlyn: troutville, PA? or VA?
Principalpoop: i thought VA, it could be PA
Principalpoop: it looks like comcast has a center there, i was googling
Principalpoop: i am in VA
Merlyn: where are YOU? I'm fudging the data, I can put where you really are
Principalpoop: Roanoke, Va is fine
Principalpoop: that is my mailing address too, i don't live in a city
Principalpoop: my IP is not static, but normally it never changes unless I replace a modem...
Merlyn: ok, log in and out
Principalpoop: ok
||||||||| Principalpoop rushes off, saying "11:44 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Outside, the 11:45 PM uptown bus from Virginia pulls away, leaving Principalpoop coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Principalpoop: back
Principalpoop: wow ! thanks
Merlyn: ha, switched the state & city
Principalpoop: perfect
Principalpoop: i need you do change some things at my bank too please
Principalpoop: hehe
Merlyn: I can only move decimal points around
Principalpoop: that will be fine
Principalpoop: i forget how far south and west i am in virginia now
Merlyn: next time you log in, it will have the city & state in the right places
Principalpoop: until i see me on a map again
Principalpoop: oops, i did not even notice
Principalpoop: ok ok
Principalpoop: brb
||||||||| Principalpoop rushes off, saying "11:48 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Merlyn: it doesn't look up the data again until you log in
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Principalpoop', just granted probation at 11:48 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Principalpoop: wow !
Principalpoop: i am where i am, good job nino
Merlyn: also, let me align the times right-justified so the colons match up
Merlyn: don't want mismatched colons, you need an operation for that
Principalpoop: the turkey soup again, sorry
Principalpoop: i recall formatting pages, fights between tabs and spaces, ugh
Principalpoop: what type of data variable was put in, made a difference too,
Dexter Repeal Fong: Hello again, I must be back
Principalpoop: wb fong
Dexter Repeal Fong: Danke
Principalpoop: that was not too bad, rita was on the job
Principalpoop: that is beautiful M
Dexter Repeal Fong: Not too bad...not real great though
Merlyn: ok, got it, just had to align right
Merlyn: digits in most fonts are fixed width, so align right just works for numbers
Principalpoop: but let me ask you, why am I red? lol
Merlyn: because you haven't been logged in long
Merlyn: you go from red to orange to yellow
Principalpoop: ahh ok
Merlyn: to show who's been on a while
Principalpoop: nino is fantastic
Merlyn: I also used it use it to show graphically where hits are from
Merlyn: for stats
Dexter Repeal Fong: Nino is tanned and square
Merlyn: in that, the color coding depended on how many different IP addresses
Principalpoop: any correlations?
Merlyn: and dot size was total hits, so one IP address hogging bandwidth was a big red dot, but normal traffic would be yellow
Dexter Repeal Fong: Why am i not blue?
Merlyn: I forgot about it, let me see if I can find an example
Dexter Repeal Fong: Democrat from a blue state
Dexter Repeal Fong: I should be royal blue
Dexter Repeal Fong: But not perchance, Prussian Blue
Principalpoop: french bleu
Dexter Repeal Fong: Paris Bleus
Principalpoop: roquefort blue?
Merlyn: hmm, data not right
Dexter Repeal Fong: A cheesy little melody
Principalpoop: how so?
Dexter Repeal Fong: The immutable neutrality of data
Principalpoop: you need to massage the data hehe
||||||||| 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..
Dexter Repeal Fong: Wake up!!!!!!!! Catherwood!!!!!!!!!
||||||||| Catherwood wakes up.
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood, give Poop your pajamas
||||||||| Catherwood gets poop his pajamas.
Principalpoop: i see catalina out there by california, that is a pretty little island too
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood, now give him your pyjamas
||||||||| Catherwood brings him his pyjamas.
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood, no give poop your muff
||||||||| Catherwood brings poop his muff.
Principalpoop: shocking blue muff
Merlyn: hey
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood no understand pigeon english
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Dexter Repeal Fong and inquires "Did you want me?"
Dexter Repeal Fong: Catherwood, no wantum him fellow guy
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Dexter Repeal Fong and inquires "Did you want me?"
Merlyn: too many stat things still broken
Principalpoop: ouch
Merlyn: anyway, see ya next week
Principalpoop: data ok, but not the statistical formulas?
Merlyn: I got PP put in his place
Dexter Repeal Fong: Night and thanks for hosting Merlyn
Principalpoop: thanks M for giving me a home, have a super week
Merlyn: just a bunch of broken links
Principalpoop: in my place hehe
Merlyn: when we moved to a new server, all the directories moved around
Principalpoop: ugh ok
Merlyn: and I use a lot of scripts that call other scripts
Principalpoop: headache city
Merlyn: so we fixed the website and chat and the pavilion (which still works, I think, though nobody's used it much lately) and the guest book
Principalpoop: in rats nest county
Merlyn: so stats have been low priority
Dexter Repeal Fong: But high Anxiety
Principalpoop: no worries M
Merlyn: But there's some older stuff like this: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/stats/allhits.php
Principalpoop: cool
Principalpoop: i like looking at kind of stuff too hehe
Principalpoop: that
Merlyn: you can also go through http://www.firesigntheatre.com/stats/ but the graph at the bottom isn't recent
Dexter Repeal Fong: Sure is a lotta stuff there Merlyn
Merlyn: ugh, big traffic spike on Nov 30 from some japanese site
Principalpoop: ahh, i have to sit and really read to understand hehe
Principalpoop: looking for adult firesign anime?
Dexter Repeal Fong: Maybe Hideo Gump unlax on your bandwidth
Merlyn: I dunno
Principalpoop: yamamoto
Merlyn: often it's bandwidth stealing where they use a link to a photo or something
Dexter Repeal Fong: That's "Mr.!" Yamamoto
Principalpoop: i suspect cat, he has lived in japan
Merlyn: yeah, it takes a lot of looking through to figure stuff out
Merlyn: hmm half of august is blank for some readon
Merlyn: reason*
Dexter Repeal Fong: Vacation
Principalpoop: ok, when will you connect nino to google earth so i can zoom in and see fong on the satin island fairy?
Merlyn: I'm not interested in your sex life, rococo
Dexter Repeal Fong: It's not the satin island fairy, it's the crinoline Queen, fairiest ship to sail the east coast
Merlyn: anywho, gotta go
||||||||| Merlyn rushes off, saying "12:13 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dexter Repeal Fong: and scourge of the Somali Coast
Dexter Repeal Fong: Okie doke then Poop, see you next time
Principalpoop: some somali company should make and export tamalis
Principalpoop: night fong, super week
Dexter Repeal Fong: Danke
Principalpoop: ciaoo adios
Dexter Repeal Fong: and right back atcha, you bet
Principalpoop: ahh you betcha, wink wink
||||||||| Catherwood says "12:15 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Principalpoop by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Repeal Fong - dead from the common cold
||||||||| 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:
Ben Bland
cease
Dexter Repeal Fong
Elayne
Firebroiled Ho-hum
H. Stones
llanwydd
Merlyn
Principalpoop
Tweeny
URL References:
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081127/marijuana_tomb_081127/20081127/
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/stats/
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/stats/allhits.php
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyblog/3082532141
http://www.no2id.net/news/newsletters/newsletter.php?issue=112
http://www.star-telegram.com/279/story/1073576.html



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