A Firesign Chat


||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for January 08, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 6:37 AM and Firebriledoboma sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Firebriledoboma: Yes, Friends, welcome to Pastor Flash’s our of Reckoning,
here at Ralph Spoilsport Motors,
Yes, it’s free!

I might as well walk over to the old yellow line
Oh! I’m terribly sorry, that’s not correct!
You didn’t “Beat The Reaper!”
Come closer, folks.
Don’t crowd the wheels . . .

Doors Open!

Doors close in five seconds

Firebriledoboma: Amen
||||||||| Catherwood says "6:38 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Firebriledoboma by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'ah,clem', just granted probation at 6:54 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9:15 eastern, Dear Friends'
||||||||| ah,clem says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, ah,clem exits at 6:55 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts ah,clem in through the front door at 6:55 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| At 6:55 PM, ah,clem rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| Catherwood leads Mudhead into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mumbles something about 8:06 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Mudhead runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Mudhead?! It's 8:06 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 8:06 PM, dragging Mudhead by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
Mudhead: Hello out there!!!
Mudhead drops a pin
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Bambi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:55 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Bambi: hey Mudhead
Bambi: hello................
Bambi: nice to be in FL toniht
Bambi: tonight
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:58 PM and late as usual, it's Tor Hershman, just back from California."
Bambi: (according to Nino)
Bambi: hey Tor
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, Mud & Bam
Bambi: how's it going?
Tor Hershman: Cool
Bambi :-)
||||||||| "9:00 PM? 9:00 PM!!" says Catherwood, "ah,clem should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as ah,clem enters and sits on the divan.
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, Clem
ah,clem: hi Tor
Bambi: hey Clem
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| cease tiptoes in around 9:01 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Tor Hershman: No Firesign CNI, Clem?
Tor Hershman: Howdy do,
Tor Hershman: Big C
cease: hi all
Mudhead: welcome all
Bambi: hey Cat
Bambi: starting at 9:15 tonight to give folks time to get here
cease: aha
Tor Hershman: Thanks,
Tor Hershman: Bam
Bambi: that was Clem's idea :-)
Tor Hershman: Conservation of Firesign
Tor Hershman: Who the heck is singin'?
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Dexter Fong', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:04 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
Bambi: Batdorf and Rodney
Tor Hershman: There're pretty good
Bambi: hey Dex
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, Dex
cease: parts of my city are being flooded
cease: fong man
Mudhead: I shall return!
Bambi: yes, they are... John Batdorf has a new album out too
Tor Hershman: Thanks, again, Bam
||||||||| Mudhead hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Mudhead?! It's 9:05 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: mud
Dexter Fong: Hello and Happy belated new Years to you all
Bambi: drat...we lost Mud
Bambi: and to you too Dex, Cat, Tor, Clem
cease: its just dirt and water. it'll come back
Dexter Fong: Cat: lol
Bambi: http://www.johnbatdorfmusic.com/
cease: as i said i am livingin a flooding city, after a meter of snow
Bambi: eeek!
Tor Hershman: Oh, moi now see the 9:15 eastern
Bambi :-) yep
Dexter Fong: Welcome my friends to the wonderful world of global warming...........and of course, snails
cease: its all shit creek now
cease: roads are dissolivng, etc
Bambi: LOL Dex ... yeah
cease: been scary to drive for weeks
Dexter Fong sings up on shit creek...
Bambi: I bet Cat
Tor Hershman: Where ye be, Cat
cease: the wonderful world of snails and adventure, sounds like north van now
cease: nortrh vancouver
Dexter Fong: Cat: Isn't North Vancouver really Alaska?
Tor Hershman: Ahhhhh, ain't there always a lot of rain there?
ah,clem: the golden Hind?
cease: the hill i live at bottom of has had road closed for weeks but we had a private driveway path out of snow
Dexter Fong: The Man with the Golden Hind
cease: no alaska is a thousand miles north of here
Tor Hershman: Is anyone else gettin' a bleed-in from other music?
cease: 120 mlies north of seattle
Dexter Fong: Not me, TOR
Tor Hershman: Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Dexter Fong: Gettin' a bleed-in...hmmm sounds lke Bob Dylan
Bambi: My bad ... that is not Batdorf and Rodney ... it's Mark Fitzgerald
cease: on the tracks?
Dexter Fong: Bambi: What happened to Rodney
Bambi: yeah, Mark Fitzgerald
Dexter Fong: He never gets any respect
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:12 PM and late as usual, it's H. STONES, just back from Funfun Town."
Tor Hershman: Well, like moi would know.
H. STONES: Greetings survivors of the New Year
Dexter Fong: Aitch? Good man!! You're here, not there
Bambi: very good ... he wrote all of his own songs: music and lyrics are copyright Mark Fitzgerald (Independent Artist)
Bambi: hey Stones
cease: a news piece on the tv is uqoting rodey dangerfield as you typed that
Dexter Fong: Tor: Tell that Chinese infidel to check the play list
Tor Hershman: XM 50
Tor Hershman: Catherwood check the moi
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Tor Hershman and mumbles "Would you like something?"
Bambi: we may have survived the New Year's Day but who knows about the year lol
ah,clem: we don't even have XM here...
Tor Hershman: Yes, Catherwood, bring Dex some egg fu young
||||||||| Catherwood hands dex some egg fu young.
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Don't worry, that folk music will get you through
Bambi: Catherwood, please pour me a double toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood gets Bambi a double toasted almond.
cease: i wish it would go away
Tor Hershman: I make it, I just can't spell it
Dexter Fong: Catherwood give me a triple toasted almond with a 720 backside flaky and rail grab
||||||||| Catherwood gives Dexter Fong a triple toasted almond with a 720 backside flaky and rail grab.
H. STONES: I dont know about that, my PA correspondent just sent me this. .....
Bambi: how's the winter in the UK Stones? I have been reading some bad things about how cold it is there
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, H
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, Bithchin'
||||||||| Catherwood snubs Dexter Fong
H. STONES: A flyer created by the Phoenix FBI suggests that police officers contact the Joint Terrorism Task Force if they encounter any of the following persons (a partial list):
H. STONES: Right Wing Extremists: Defenders of U.S. Constitution against federal government and the U.N. (Super Patriots),
Bambi: oh, great
H. STONES: Left Wing Terrorism: Political motivation is usually Marxist/Leninist philosophy
Dexter Fong: Stones: Don't forget the Yorkies
H. STONES: make numerous references to the U.S. constitution, attempt to police the police.
Tor Hershman: Capitalism = Terrorism - - - Communism = Impossible
H. STONES: violent anti-abortion extremism
Bambi: gawd...this country is in the toilet
Dexter Fong: Stones: Could that "flyer" perchance be a phony document
Tor Hershman: Hey! It's almost 9:15, ain't it?
H. STONES: "lone individuals"
Tor Hershman: The Lone Ranger
Dexter Fong: Tor: 9:18 actualllly
Tor Hershman: OHHHHHH
H. STONES: they can keep the Christians and the Israelis
H. STONES: course it could be a fake but equally it sounds all too true in this paranoid world we seem to live in
Tor Hershman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-NdrzfFOo Don't ask, just go watch
Dexter Fong: And they can keep those fuckin' Zoroasterists
H. STONES: yeh right, they are the pits
Tor Hershman: Yeah, Dex, that Alex The Great was a mofo to them
H. STONES: was that actuaally J Silverheels i just saw ?
Dexter Fong: When Stones speaks of Alex the Great, he is actually referring to Emphatimes
Tor Hershman: Thank you, shoeless dude
Dexter Fong: When he speaks of Jay Silverheels, is actually referring to a "kit" or drug paraphernalia
H. STONES: i know your first language is not English, Fong but you are surprisingly fluent at times
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: YEah Stones, and my "intos" are pretty good too
ah,clem: engrish
H. STONES: Talking of whish, i caught some of Obamas speech to day, how refreshing it is to hear an adult in the white house or wherever
Dexter Fong: angrish
Dexter Fong: langrish
H. STONES: Look Back in Angrish
Bambi: at least someone who can speak well
Dexter Fong: They won't let me into the country of Angrish
H. STONES: yes Bambi, i think he may have put the shits up some folks
cease: if my speaking were like my typihng, i'd be better off talking to cats
Dexter Fong: So I'll just have to stay here in the country of Peevishment
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: which shares a border with amusement
Dexter Fong: So....Clem is going back to the Ur Text
H. STONES: incidentally, on BBC RAdio Four live on Saturday night at 8 PM GMT, our leading impersonator is doing a half hour special on Bush and his use of Engrishment
H. STONES: it will be in the listen again list for the next seven days as well
Bambi: we get to be in Ferry Pass, Florida tonight (wherever that is)
cease: in need of cubes
Bambi: guess that's where the ferry passes
Dexter Fong: Bush is an impersonator...he imitate persons....he is the personator
Dexter Fong: Bambi: That's Floridas gay count
Dexter Fong: county
H. STONES: ok then in Bushees, its impersonizer
Bambi: you mean his misuse of Engrishment?
H. STONES: he is charge with abuse of language in a built up area after dark
Dexter Fong: Speaking of ...well...whatever....Our Minnasota Senator is (tada) Al Franken
H. STONES: thats good isnt it, Sir Fong ?
ah,clem: Al Franken was much funnier as a comedian
Bambi: they actually gave itto Franken?
Bambi: yes, he was Clem
H. STONES: whether he wanted it or not ?
Dexter Fong: Stones: You betcha...at least th US Senate has a comedian who actually is a comedian...I mean, like on purpose
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'wake (the flake)', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:29 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Bambi: yeah, good point Dex
Bambi: hi wake
Bambi: errr, nancy
H. STONES: a comedian is a good idea providing the jokes are good
Dexter Fong: Hey wake, welcome to a new country and a new year
H. STONES: Hi wake
Dexter Fong: Stones: Good/bad you take what you can get
H. STONES: our country is bankrupt, hows yours doing ?
Bambi: about the same Stones
H. STONES: we cannot get anything
wake (the flake): hello yes... happy new year to all
Tor Hershman: howdy do, wake
Dexter Fong: Stones: I just joined the John Dillenger Society
Bambi: are your corporations and banking cartels getting all your money too Stones?
ah,clem: bought a small gun, Dex?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'llanwydd', just granted probation at 9:31 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
H. STONES: is that a lending library, Fong ?
llanwydd: how's everybody?
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, Ll
Dexter Fong: Clem: Nope I got a really big d**k
wake (the flake): hello there ll
Bambi: and are your big ISPs handing over info on their paying clients to your copyright holders?
ah,clem: lol Dex
Bambi: hey llanwydd
Dexter Fong: Wake: ll(an)'s not here yet
llanwydd: what's on cni tonight?
Dexter Fong: Oh my goodness, there he is
Dexter Fong: llan: An original Dear Friends show
wake (the flake): hmmmm
Tor Hershman: I like big ducks
ah,clem: dear friends 12-09-70
llanwydd: aha
Tor Hershman: They make me go quackers
H. STONES: Bore da llan
cease: oh wow. i get back well iced and here's firesign
wake (the flake): --------------> tapping side of monitor
cease: hey wake
Bambi: *tap*tap*tap* is this thing on LOL
wake (the flake): hey cease
Dexter Fong: Wakey, wakey, eggs and backey
Tor Hershman: Why did the dude put an alarm clock in the Kellogg's cereal?
ah,clem: you want it on, Bambi? lol
Dexter Fong: or bakey
Bambi: lol
H. STONES: it must be new Kellogs Kredit Krunch Tor
Bambi: why Tor?
wake (the flake): a pig, a chicken, and a horse go into a bar...
Tor Hershman: to.....wake the flake
Dexter Fong: The Rabbi who was bartending says, where's the Jew
ah,clem: groan
Dexter Fong: groin
Bambi: lol
Tor Hershman: Amen (hotep IV), Dex
cease: the hoove is drifting into an a delilo novel i read a few years ago
cease: going gfrom meancing person to menacing fictional character, very much liike this
Dexter Fong: Amen Chotep, 1st Jewish Pharoah
H. STONES: i know the Israelis may bomb me for this but what the hell
Bambi: get into he hoove
wake (the flake): horses have them
Dexter Fong: Shepp have them
Dexter Fong: Sheep
Bambi: *the
Tor Hershman: Horton hears a hoove
H. STONES: Whats the difference between Circumcision and Crucifixion (for those who havent heard it )
Dexter Fong: They must be Kosher
Tor Hershman: Shemp boats are a-comin'
Tor Hershman: What?
wake (the flake): oveswhat is the difference?
Dexter Fong: Their Moes are in sight
cease: dogs understand everybody
H. STONES: with Circumcision you get to keep the Jew
Dexter Fong: Shemp boats are a-comin'
llanwydd: shemp was afraid of sea travel
H. STONES: my Jewish friend tells that to me every Christmas
Bambi: and f and an x?
Bambi: lol Stones
Tor Hershman: One's messin' with the shaft and the other is a messiah on a shaft?
Dexter Fong: Stones: You're a convoit??
wake (the flake): it would make a GREAT xmas card... keep the jew lqtm
Dexter Fong: Tor's talkin' 'bout Shaft
H. STONES: youse messin with my material now Tor
H. STONES: No Fong i been to Joisey
Dexter Fong hushes his own mouth
Tor Hershman: That's what she said, H
Bambi: I lived in Joisey for a while
H. STONES: your secret is safe with me Bambi
Bambi: lol
cease: iveseen the sopranos
Dexter Fong: Bambi: What exit??
wake (the flake): Is it noisey in Joisey?
Tor Hershman: LOL, Dex - I can dig it
H. STONES: with all dem sopranoes its gotta be
llanwydd: I lived in new joisey about half my life
Dexter Fong: Stones: Shut up and eat your fuckin' manicotti
llanwydd: I was born in hackensack and grew up in hackettstown
H. STONES: so that makes you officialy Half Life does it llan ?
Tor Hershman: WifeyWu 'twas conievied and born in Joisey
cease: one of my face steely dan tunes
Dexter Fong: No gamer references please
cease: fave
H. STONES: ok i will Fong soon as i soaked up all the gravey with my Shiksa
llanwydd: well, I was born in 61 and moved to nys in 1989
wake (the flake): You couldn't hack Hackensack?
llanwydd: I lived in a couple of other places since I moved out of nj in 86
Dexter Fong: Stones: It's Chakra not Shicksa
Bambi: exit 80 or 83 or there abouts I think
cease: driving like a fool back to hackensack, drinkin his dinner from a paper sack
Dexter Fong: Bambi
Bambi: been awhile since I was on the Parkway
H. STONES: take your hands off my Chakra Fong, you can have the Shiksa
Dexter Fong: Wow high on the hit parade
llanwydd: yeah, hackettstown in right off I-80
Dexter Fong: Stones: I'll dance with the Shicksa who brought me
wake (the flake): Shiksa one, half a dozen of the other.
llanwydd: when I moved to hackettstown in 1967, rt 80 wasn't open yet
llanwydd: from nyc to hackettstown was route 46
H. STONES: i will pretend i didnt hear that one Wake
Bambi: I get dizzy on all the circles on rt 70
llanwydd: and that was a traffic bottleneck
wake (the flake): I'll pretend I didn't write it.
llanwydd: where's route 70, Bambi?
Dexter Fong: A Shicksa is half a doyen
H. STONES: very wise Wake
Tor Hershman: I had a yen for a Tokyo hooker
H. STONES: any more like that Fong and i am goyem home
Bambi: between Lakehurst and Cherry Hill on the way to the Deleware Memorial Bridge
llanwydd: aha
cease: she would require more than one yen, tor
Dexter Fong: So the Goyem goes home with the Shicksa
llanwydd: I never got down to south jersey very often
Tor Hershman: But would Doctor X have his revenge?
Bambi: used to be a concrete road ... you can imagine how much that was appreciated ... babump, babump, babump
llanwydd: we knew some people down there who came up to north jersey regularly
Tor Hershman: The Goyem and the Shicksa have a child and it becomes the Mess Tent Signer
cease: i took the amtrak from nyc to dc and back 4 years ago. it seemed to have some nice trees but a lot of it looked like it had lost a war
Tor Hershman: A Frankensteinesque Monster Masher
Dexter Fong: llan: You prolly know the movie Don't Shoot the Piano Player: which was situated in South Jersey though written by a froggie guy and situated in France
Bambi: have been on US 1
Bambi: up by Edison
Tor Hershman: The Lone Ranger
cease: ah clem is to be congradulated for his tastes in firesign presentation tonight
H. STONES: we didnt object to the piano playing but he was French and you can only stand so much
Tor Hershman: William told me that
llanwydd: I saw "Shoot the Piano Player" and I had no idea it was set in new jersey. I thought it was in france
Tor Hershman: tale
cease: i saw the froggie version
wake (the flake): `
Dexter Fong: Stones: THen sit down for goodness sakes
Tor Hershman: don't it tell?
cease: at least it didnt complain about being green
Bambi: Amityville was 'shot' in Toms River
Tor Hershman: That ain't easy
H. STONES: its an easy mistake to make llan, they both speak a foreign language
Bambi: lol
H. STONES: i am sat down Fong but its a high stool
llanwydd: well, when you say "south jersey" by any chance do you mean the island of jersey off of great britain?
Dexter Fong: Llan: That's because the lead was a frenchman
cease: my cast jazz is actually sitting to my left on the desk. first time ever
Dexter Fong: Stones: You can sit but keep my Borgarhythma running
cease: oh, shes discovered a piece of tape, a new toy
wake (the flake): Gees guys I have to go now. The lovely Miss Lieu is here to talk to me.
Dexter Fong: llan: No: I mean east of camden
cease: bye wake
Tor Hershman: TTFN, Wake
llanwydd: east of camden would be the pine barrens
H. STONES: Jersey is just an old tax haven but now they have run out of tax
cease: have lots of fun
Dexter Fong: Night Wake, and my best (heh heh) to Miss Lou
H. STONES: see ya Wake
llanwydd: I grew up in new jersey but as far as I can remember I never saw the pine barrens
Dexter Fong: llan: Right
llanwydd: unless I had to pass through them coming up from cape may
Dexter Fong: Llan: You didn't
wake (the flake): Happy Chinese New Year in case I don't see you.
llanwydd: I remember I was in cape may because we took a ferry across the delaware bay
||||||||| wake (the flake) departs at 9:53 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
H. STONES: Honey sends greeitings but she is indisposed in hospital at the moment
Dexter Fong: Wake: Happy Endings to you 2
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Tor Hershman: Wish her well, H
ah,clem: penologist, love that line
llanwydd: I didn't know she was in the hospital
H. STONES: thanks Tor i will, she has pneumonia and needs a lift
Bambi: south jersey to me is Cape May (exit 17 I think) and Wildwood (exit 6)
Tor Hershman: "TOAD AWAY" - Crap, moi thought it was 'Towed away'
llanwydd: well, if you are going to talk to her, stones, please tell her I said get well soon
H. STONES: thanks for that llan, i will
llanwydd: I don't really know wildwood, bambi
Tor Hershman: How crap, DO - - - FROM NOW ON - - - shell-out for the shot. It lasts for five years.
Bambi: I was at the Jersey Shore (central eastern NJ)
llanwydd: I know some of the jersey shore though, asbury park...
llanwydd: ocean grove...I went to atlantic city before the casinos came in
Bambi: that's a little north of where we were
llanwydd: I loved asbury park
Bambi: (asbury park, monmouth, neptune, etc.)
Bambi: we were closer to Seaside
llanwydd: asbury park was fun and ocean grove was peaceful.
Tor Hershman: Moi 'tis a-gonna hit PBS for "DocTOR Who," sooooooooo, TTFN and stay on groovin' safari
cease: i grw up in la but rarely wnet to its beaches
llanwydd: how long did you live in nj, bambi?
cease: never a fan of sun
Bambi: over 20 yrs
Dexter Fong: Stones: Please give Honey a big "olla" (nudge nudge) and my best
llanwydd: cool
llanwydd: did you ever go to Palisades Amusement Park?
H. STONES: Thanks Fong, i know she will appreciate it, shes feeling a bit low
llanwydd: that was in new jersey near new york city
Bambi: have fun Tor ... hope you don't get "this is not available in your area"
Dexter Fong: Other than Bambi, we are rather short in the feminine persuasion here
cease: is she ill? all my best to her
H. STONES: yes, cease, pneumonia and DVT
Dexter Fong: DVT?
Bambi: give Honey our best and let her know we miss her!
cease: she is strong
H. STONES: deep vein thrombosis i think it is
||||||||| MutantTweeny steps in at 9:59 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: Jeeze, that sounds scary
cease: the older we get, the more assails us
llanwydd: good evening, tweeny
||||||||| Elayne steals in around 9:59 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Dexter Fong: Hi Tweeny
cease: by definition
H. STONES: very true cease
MutantTweeny: I am not an animal!!
Elayne: Evenin' all!
H. STONES: Hi Elayne
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayane
llanwydd: hi elayne
MutantTweeny: Evenin' Mz E
cease: El!
Elayne: So Dex, where do you want to meet tomorrow? I'd love to find a quiet bar for a change.
H. STONES: shes had a difficult time, snowed in deep all christmas and new year
MutantTweeny: Alcatraz?
Dexter Fong: Hmm E, lemme think for a sec
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: thank you, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "Just doing my job!"
Elayne: Robin's been downloading Firesign stuff like crazy for me. I haven't even been asking. :)
Bambi: hey Elayne :-)
MutantTweeny: Catherwood, please give everyone some time
||||||||| Catherwood hands everyone some time.
cease: good for you el
Elayne: He's just sent away for the Mobile Fidelity CD of HYCB...
cease: i should upload stuff i have somewhere
MutantTweeny: Indeed
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Prolly the only quiet bars would be really exclusive and hence, expensive...but I do know of a rather cheesy local dive bar that prolly better suits us
Elayne: I have the MoFi versions of the other three of the Big Four.
H. STONES: Hey Catherwood, now i have time all over my hands
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's exactly 10:02 PM!"
cease: i just listenend to a casette of their appearance on the flo and eddy show
cease: pastiche of firestuff and others quite tedious but theinr interplay quite zany
MutantTweeny: Didn't know Flo & Eddy had had a show
MutantTweeny: They're from Zappa's band, right?
cease: from hollywood
cease: yep
H. STONES: was that the Fluorescent Leach and Eddy, Tween ?
cease: also called The Turtles
Elayne: Dex, is it crowded, or can we actually sit down and chat for a change? :)
H. STONES: So Happy Together
MutantTweeny: Yeah, but they were in Zappa's band after The Turtles, I thoiught
Dexter Fong: E: May be crowded but it's an "honest" bar
MutantTweeny: Flourescent Leeches are the best
H. STONES: yes, i saw them perform here in Manchester in the early seventies
Elayne: I'll call you tomorrow, Dex.
Dexter Fong: Good Elayne, it'l be nice to see you again
||||||||| At 10:05 PM, Dexter Fong vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Elayne: I'd love Robin to come out but, you know, it's cold outside. :)
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'Dexter Fong', just granted probation at 10:05 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
MutantTweeny: As The Revolving Door Turns
||||||||| At 10:06 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, H. STONES!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Catherwood leads H. Stones into the room, accepts a jar of pennies as a gratuity, mumbles something about 10:06 PM, then departs.
H. Stones: I just saw myself
MutantTweeny: They're dropping in and out like flys
Dexter Fong: I'm Dizzy, you must be Bird
MutantTweeny: Through the looking glass, Stones?
Elayne: BRB.
||||||||| 10:07 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| 10:07 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Elayne: Sorry, I was having connection problems.
H. Stones: so was i Elayne
MutantTweeny: Aren't we all, these days
Dexter Fong: Elayne: How dare you!!
Elayne: Sorry Dex, blame Steve Jobs. :)
Dexter Fong: That'l cost you $95.00
MutantTweeny: for the first minute
Bambi: hey Tween
cease: how are things going with you outside the blog, el?
Dexter Fong: But if you call now, we won't answer
cease: or is there no such thing?
MutantTweeny: evenin' Bambi
Bambi: was looking at amusement parks ... trying to remember an old one I visited as a 4 yr old
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tor Hershman - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Very good, Cat. I've never been happier with my daily life. Can't wait to get to the job in the morning, and home again at night. 'S great. Boring, huh? :)
Bambi: that is awesome Elayne :-)
cease: once you've found how to do what you love, you never have to work again
MutantTweeny: Sounds like a good life El, and you deserve it :)
cease: something i just saw someone quote on tv
cease: i have never had that experience
Elayne: We got pressies at work today, it's the 50th anniversary of my company's existence.
Elayne: Tote bags, caps, and really nice zippered sweatshirts.
cease: sounds useful
Bambi: pressies?
Elayne: Love the tote, the handles are just the right size for me to sling over my shoulder.
Elayne: Yeah Bambi, they give lots of stuff away to employees.
Bambi: gifts?
Bambi: kewl :-)
cease: now jazz is becoming too interested in me
Elayne: All the admins (it's SO COOL to not be the only admin!) had the task of giving them out to the other employees, so we had first pick.
cease: but just petting him magicallyh helps my wrist
Elayne: They only had one women's XXL so that went to me!
cease: good for you, el
Elayne: Pet your kitty for me, Cat! Where's the other one?
Dexter Fong: Wife has a parking space for me so bye bye for now and see y'all in a few
Elayne: Bye Dex, call you tomorrow!
cease: blues is on the bookshelf, corner of this room.
cease: his favret spot.
H. Stones: Hi Clem
cease: can see who comes in the door as well as everytrihng in the room and out the window. just what a cat needs to know
MutantTweeny: Likes a commanding view of the room, eh?
cease: good luck dex
H. Stones: he has calmed down a bit Clem
Elayne waves to Blues.
Elayne: Here kitty kitty! :)
cease: if i plugged in muy webcam, i could strream hjim
cease: just whqt youtube neeeds
Elayne: 'S okay, I gotta go. Got lots of work to do.
Elayne: Next week, all!
||||||||| Elayne hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Elayne?! It's 10:17 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: hye el great news prfoctor is finally communicating
Bambi: have a great week Elayne
cease: oh just missed her
Bambi: me too
H. Stones: and me
llanwydd: any mail for me while I was gone?
cease: yes, here'sa check for the world's woes
MutantTweeny: only junk, LL
llanwydd: catherwood, what's the house special tonight?
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside llanwydd and queries "Did you need me?"
MutantTweeny: That would be a big one, cease
Bambi: no noose is good noose
cease: but the secret wil l be, listen to firesign
llanwydd: I was hoping the old butler could make us the usual
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:19 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the vestibule.
H. Stones: Hi Merlyn
Merlyn: catherwood, bring something for llanwydd
||||||||| Catherwood gives something for llanwydd to eat.
Bambi: hey Merlyn
cease: hi merl
llanwydd: Hey Merl
Merlyn: hello
cease: great news to see proctfor on line
llanwydd: hey, thanks, catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "Just doing my job!"
Bambi: still working on those tree-stunting plans eh?
MutantTweeny: Evenin' Merl
MutantTweeny: I love Proc's newsletters
MutantTweeny: lol Bambi
llanwydd: I don't know if I've ever gotten one of proctor's newsletters
Bambi: gotta sign up for it llanwydd
cease: his recent contribution to the firesign group aoubt the beatles of comedy project and the new "tour"
llanwydd: unless I have seen one among those mass mailings from tweeny. seems to me I may have seen it there
Bambi: visit proctorplanet to sign up
ah,clem: planet proctor
Bambi: planetproctor
cease: some guy asked him about the beatles refs in firesign
Merlyn: www.planetproctor.com
llanwydd: thanks for the tip, bambi and clem
ah,clem: ;)
Bambi: right lol
llanwydd: and merl
cease: i hpoe the lads have a wonderful show in montery
Bambi: April 24th :-)
llanwydd: I just went there and signed up for the email list
llanwydd: oh, yes. the monterey show
llanwydd: wonder if I'll get out to california by then
llanwydd: I think I ought to
llanwydd: frgthyjukilokmjhygtfnmju
cease: you can report on it for us, llan
cease: hang out with the lads
llanwydd: I would probably remember the whole show
cease: tape it anyway
llanwydd: I remembered an enormous amount from the 1981 show
cease: good for your brain, llan
cease: thas why they exist
cease: proc said it in an interview recently.
llanwydd: I did a lot that day
cease: a lot of interviews?
llanwydd: among other things I tried my first indian restaurant
llanwydd: lot of interviews. LOL
llanwydd: are know there are more of us here
llanwydd: I'm monopolizing the conversation
cease: compared to me, youre still on baltic avenue, llan
llanwydd: everybody's grey up there except for me and cat
cease: i was born white, and its only changed hue
llanwydd: and dex probably went to park the car
cease: sortr of hwat covered in snow coloured hair
cease: so he said, his usual way for his thursday tryst
MutantTweeny: Parking in NYC. Must be quite an adventure
cease: i look forward not to ever doing so
llanwydd: seeing him in parentheses made me think of him parking his car. don't ask me why
cease: ah, my first beattle tune i really wantred to hear
cease: ticekt to ride
llanwydd: parking is such sweet sorrow
cease: yes llan, he is parking. something.
cease: i am kidding , dex, when you read these logs
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "10:39 PM and late as usual, it's Bambeeepc, just back from Funfun Town."
MutantTweeny: eeeeeeeP
cease: my humour attemps can be more toxic than illluminating more oftren than i could ever appologize, or type, for
Dexter Fong: What it says
Bambeeepc: lol
cease: intoxication is not always your friend
Dexter Fong: Keep your friends close and your intoxication closer still
Dexter Fong: Close your still??
MutantTweeny: Warning - Hazardous Humor Area
Dexter Fong: Hard Heads Welcome
H. Stones: Sorry folks but i have to be up early tomorrow for when the builders arrive and i need to call Honey before it gets any later
H. Stones: so have a great week and stay out of trouble
cease: lol
cease: al our best to honey
cease: we are all with her
Dexter Fong: Stones, build well and for the ages and best to "our" Honey
H. Stones: thanks Cease i will
ah,clem: good night Mr. Stones
cease: you too stones
H. Stones: Good night and thanks again Clem
Merlyn: cya stones
MutantTweeny: Be well, stones
H. Stones: sweet dreams all
Merlyn: say hello to pebbles for us
ah,clem: get well Honey
H. Stones: nighty night
Bambeeepc: much better ... electric blankets are a good thing
Bambeeepc: night Stones...our best to Honey hope she gets well soon
H. Stones: i still have an old fashioned Gas blanket Bambi
Bambeeepc: gas blanket?
cease: keep warm, stones
Dexter Fong: Stones: Self inflated?
Bambeeepc: don't think I have seen one
H. Stones: no i am not
H. Stones: they dont make them any more
Dexter Fong: The blanket Stones
H. Stones: i need an upgrade
H. Stones: cant get the parts
H. Stones: and it leaks
Dexter Fong: Okay, no problem
Bambeeepc: ah, sad
Dexter Fong: You are now Class A
H. Stones: passes Bambi a violin
H. Stones: TTFN
Dexter Fong: If you say it fast it sounds like "classey"
Bambeeepc: hate to lose cool old things due to lack of parts
H. Stones: yes, i still miss my Gas TV
Merlyn: catherwood, hand Bambi the Stradivarius
||||||||| Catherwood gets bambi the stradivarius.
cease: that was a quick park dex
||||||||| H. Stones leaves to catch the 10:49 PM train to Elmertown.
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes, wife has a spot for me
Dexter Fong: had
MutantTweeny: was interested to see in an old movie that England was still using gas lighting in some homes just after WWII
cease: all the best to them both
cease: good for you
cease: the beatles wrtoe some reallybad songs, like this one
Bambeeepc: gas blanket doesn't sound like a 'warming' blanket ... hmmm
llanwydd: I'm going grey
cease: i don t know what that is
Dexter Fong: Cat: You might be interested to hear that the Cable network "Sleuth" has picked up Da Vinci Inquest and has started running them from the beginning
cease: warmiogn blanket
Bambeeepc: me either ... didn't look at the links yet
llanwydd: gas blanket? better living through propane
cease: i had to watch the new version of sletuh with friends recently
cease: i hated the oringial, which i was also socially forced to watrch with "friends" lnog aog
Dexter Fong: They taped your eyes open?
cease: id rather never see anything with anyone unless we knew in advance we'd both enjoy it
cease: metaphorcailllyl, yes
Dexter Fong: Cat: Sounds like you need the E harmony Preview Service
Dexter Fong: We'll watch everything you do or see or experience and tell you whether to pay attention or not
cease: i'm happier with fujmiho than i could ever be with any other,
cease: dont konw how many people that's true for, but then, i know very little of such things
Dexter Fong: what comes after the comma
cease: me? type?
Dexter Fong: Your type is the type of types *I'd* like to hang around with
cease: i am greatful for that, dex
ah,clem: I would have never been happy without Bambi....
cease: my ability to type is, shall we say, rare
Dexter Fong: Let us be grateful for all thing great and shitty
MutantTweeny: That's sweet, clem
cease: yes clem, you've also been married for a long time. there is much in that
Merlyn: "Dignity" is a real game, too: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18432
Dexter Fong: Gimme another plate of those sweet Clems
cease: any lnog time experience to benificence is good
ah,clem: I hunt and peck, I just do it more quickly now... (typing)
Dexter Fong: I pick and grin
Merlyn: The photo looks wrong, though
cease: tjhis is the first time i've been here in many weeks that i can type without pain
cease: correctg it, merl
cease: i'd rather pick a gin
Dexter Fong: Mazol Tov Cat
MutantTweeny: Good to hear that you're better, cease
cease: mostly just chepa cal wine mixed sangria, a very canada-centric sparkling lemonade
Bambeeepc: glad you are feeling better cat
cease: cheap in cal, not so cheap here
cease: thanks bamb
cease: not being in pain is new for me
MutantTweeny: Food prices have been rising a lot recently
cease: i have to get much much healtthier before operation
Bambeeepc: yeah, noticed that here too
ah,clem: what causes you hand pain, Cat?
MutantTweeny: Sorry you've been suffering, succotash
cease: wrsit, elbow, shuolder blade
cease: apparently i slept in wrong positon
ah,clem: an injury, arthritis, or what?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: clem or anyone, do you know what show/date is playing on CNI now?
ah,clem: yes
Merlyn: what is it, clem? I want to mention it, I'm emailing proctor about the dignity game, he guy who wrote it is on the web
ah,clem: dear friends 1-3-71
Merlyn: ok thanks
cease: ah clem, this is so appropritate tongiht
cease: you are a perfect firesgin dj
ah,clem: thought it would be nice
MutantTweeny: none better :)
ah,clem: tks Cat
Bambeeepc :-)
Dexter Fong: Group hugs =)
Bambeeepc: lol
MutantTweeny: Well, this _could_ be considered group therapy ;)
MutantTweeny: where's PrincP this evening?
Dexter Fong: Tween: He's meeting with Bernie Madoff...something about mail order Jewelry
MutantTweeny: soviet jewelry?
Dexter Fong: Soviet, Euro, aborigine, he's not picky
Bambeeepc: Thanks Clem!
Bambeeepc: great show
MutantTweeny: Yes indeed - thrank you so much, Mr clem :)
Dexter Fong: I take it the shows ending
||||||||| 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 common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: Happy New Year
Dexter Fong: 1/3/??
ah,clem: good night everyone
||||||||| At 11:11 PM, ah,clem rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: Too late Clem, I am safely parked
Dexter Fong: Night and thanks clem
||||||||| llanwydd steals in around 11:11 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Dexter Fong: Hey! My pedestal is unsanitary
llanwydd: glad to hear you parked, dex
Merlyn: hey, see you next week, and clean that pedestal
||||||||| "Hey Merlyn!" ... Merlyn turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:12 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
MutantTweeny: I'm off as well folks
Dexter Fong: My brakes squealed that much llan?
cease: thats a matter of opinion, dex
MutantTweeny: Happy & healthy to everyone, and don't forget to support CNI Radio, without which, none of this would have been necessary...
cease: ok now tnis is realy annoying
Dexter Fong: Night Tween
llanwydd: goodnight tween
||||||||| MutantTweeny says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, MutantTweeny exits at 11:12 PM.
cease: by tween. hope texas is intact
Bambeeepc: have a great week...till next time again :-)
Dexter Fong: G'night Graci...Bambi
Bambeeepc :-)
||||||||| At 11:14 PM, Bambeeepc vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dexter Fong: Scissors, Rock, or papier?
||||||||| Bambi departs at 11:16 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dexter Fong: Trick question, Rock Rulez
llanwydd: what you been doing lately, dex?
llanwydd: I didn't get to say goodbye to bambi
Dexter Fong: I was sick with stomach flu from Monday before New Years untill Fri after...otherwise not much
cease: sorry to hear that, dex
cease: pain is a bitch
Dexter Fong: So was I Cat, but gave it to Wife's niece and her 2 daughters
llanwydd: I had a flu shot a couple of weeks ago
llanwydd: I'm pretty healthy for my age
Dexter Fong: From a luddite-ish type person, flu shots are bogus
cease: mea and health cannot be used the same sentecne.
cease: from birth basiclaly
Dexter Fong: They only protect you from last years strain(s)
cease: i wil get one soon
cease: i last had the flu in 91 and it wasa very bad. f was in japan then and it crippled me
Dexter Fong: I got a pheumonia shot early last year
llanwydd: I've been nearly crippled with illness while overseas
Dexter Fong: sure enogh, by august of that year I had what they call "walking pneumonia
llanwydd: I think I caught it on the flight over, on Kuwait Airlines
llanwydd: that airline later got hijacked
Dexter Fong: Great c hoice LLan, highjacked or srippling illnes
llanwydd: so, I spent more than a week with a crippling flu virus in bristol, england
llanwydd: by the time it wore off, I was staying in a seaside resort town
llanwydd: this was back in 84
Dexter Fong: LLan: Good thing you came to, otherwide you might have awakened somewhere south of South Hampton
Dexter Fong: All greeced up
llanwydd: southampton?
llanwydd: hmm
llanwydd: this is interesting though, dex. you and I probably saw the firesign theatre at the same show in 1981
llanwydd: you went to the show at Town Hall, right?
Dexter Fong: Right
llanwydd: I bought the very last ticket to that shwo
llanwydd: show
Dexter Fong: Have autographs of the fab 4 or 5 in my edition of Big Book of firesign plays
llanwydd: it was right after I bought it that the place was sold out
llanwydd: do you know how lucky that makes me?
Dexter Fong: Very?
Dexter Fong: Extremely?
llanwydd: I went up to the stage for autographs after the show. did you too?
Dexter Fong: Yes...that's how I got my book autographed
llanwydd: that's cool
llanwydd: I only got autographs from the two phils. the others escaped backstage
llanwydd: as the stage door opened, I saw ossman walk off the stage
llanwydd: and bergman had already left
Dexter Fong: I seem to recall them all sitting at tables signing away
Dexter Fong: In the foyer of Town Hall
llanwydd: I don't remember them in the foyer unless they went there after they had hung out on the stage
llanwydd: maybe they went into the foyer later
Dexter Fong: Perhaps afterthey pulled the Chess Nutsout of the Foyer
llanwydd: you remember they had "free beer for anybody named Bill"
llanwydd: that was at the intermission
llanwydd: I don't believe I had a beer
Dexter Fong: LLan: Was this the show they did The four shoes"?
llanwydd: they did the eight shoes, the violent juvenile freaks, ben bland, joey demographico, nick danger...
Dexter Fong: Laan: Indeed, tou called it -)
llanwydd: they did Lawyer's Hospital, the American Pageant, Mr. Liverface...
Dexter Fong: Llan: I'm beginning to think you weren't stones for the show
llanwydd: there was one batty bimbo in front of me hissing
llanwydd: weren't stones?
Dexter Fong: She was with the snakes
Dexter Fong: weren't stoned
llanwydd: actually, dex, somebody turned me onto one good hit from a good joint
llanwydd: right before the show started
Dexter Fong: one huh
llanwydd: one. I was stoned
Dexter Fong: groovy
llanwydd: for some reason I hadn't brought any
llanwydd: but I had a great day that day
cease: youv been stoned only once
Dexter Fong: well there's something to be said for being able to remember the show
llanwydd: ?
cease: you are a personifcation of your generatoin
llanwydd: who has been stoned only once?
Dexter Fong: there's also something to be said for becinubg aware mid-way through the second act
cease: ah,ddex is beginggn to spell like me
llanwydd: I think I had mental stamina and outside influences
llanwydd: I can't really go to new york city without getting impressions everyhere I go
||||||||| 11:42 PM -- Dexter Fong left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dexter Fong close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 11:42 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the sitting room.
llanwydd: well, anyway...
llanwydd: fong is gong
llanwydd: oh, he's back!
Dexter Fong: Wrong button
Dexter Fong: Right Jacket
llanwydd: anyway, it's been fun reminiscing about that firesign show at town hall
Dexter Fong: Okay guys, I'm away till nest time
Dexter Fong: Next time I'll be here
llanwydd: nite dex!
Dexter Fong: Night llan, night Cat...persevere
llanwydd: I'll be out of here too, cat. see you next thursday!
||||||||| At 11:45 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Dexter Fong!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| cease rushes off, saying "11:48 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - 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:
Dexter Fong
Tor Hershman
wake (the flake)
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