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 29, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 6:17 AM: Firebroiled jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Firebroiled: Out of the fog . . .
into the smog . .
.relentlessly . . .
ruthlessly . . . . . .
doggadly . . .
toward his weekly meeting with The Unknown.

At 4th and Drucker he turns left.
At Drucker and 4th he turns right.

He crosses MacArthur Park
and walks into a great sandstone building.

Groping for the door,
he steps inside,
climbs the thirteen steps to his office . . .

He walks in!
He’s ready for mystery . . .
he’s ready for excitment . . .
he’s ready for anything . .
.he’s . . .

Nick Danger, Third Eye!

Firebroiled: But, he ain't Dexter Fong, . . . that's for sure
||||||||| "Hey Firebroiled!" ... Firebroiled turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 6:20 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'ah.clem', just granted probation at 8:05 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9:15 eastern time'
||||||||| At 8:06 PM, ah.clem vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Outside, the 8:40 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Mudhead coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| 8:40 PM -- Mudhead left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| 8:40 PM: Mudhead 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!"
||||||||| Mudhead leaves at 8:40 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Mudhead inside, makes a note of the time (8:40 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| 8:57 PM: Dexter Fong jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Mudhead: Hiya Dex
Dexter Fong: Ah!! Broiled
Dexter Fong: Or should I call you Lord Font Leroy?
Dexter Fong: Bold Faced Italic King
||||||||| "8:59 PM? 8:59 PM!!" says Catherwood, "H. Stones should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as H. Stones enters and sits on the couch.
Dexter Fong: Hiyah Muddy
Mudhead: Welcome Stones
Dexter Fong: Just had to pay my respects to he who is always here before anyone and never here for anyone
H. Stones: Greetings friends
||||||||| Catherwood enters with ah.clem close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 8:59 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the anteroom.
H. Stones: hope you are not snowed in
Dexter Fong: Hi Stones
Dexter Fong: Hey Clem
ah.clem: good evening
H. Stones: Yo Clem
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "9:00 PM and late as usual, it's cease, just back from British Columbia."
Dexter Fong: Noy here in NYC, snowed a bit then it rained it all away
Mudhead: its as usual for the winter time for me
Dexter Fong: Hiyah Cat
||||||||| "9:00 PM? 9:00 PM!!" says Catherwood, "llanwydd should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as llanwydd enters and sits on the divan.
H. Stones: frosty but dry here so sitting by the fire
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
llanwydd: howdy folks
Dexter Fong: Hey llan
Mudhead: I picked up a newer van for myself, I'm plannin o goin out as much as I can now
llanwydd: every time someone logs in tonight my email light is going to come on
llanwydd: this is going to be maddening
llanwydd: I got all your snow, dex
ah.clem: just close email for a bit, ll
H. Stones: i get shedloads of emails anyway, even without Tween
llanwydd: lol
H. Stones: but i have to expect it as i run an email list from the National Friends of the Earth web site in London and it can get rather busy
llanwydd: I just got an email telling me llanwydd logged in
llanwydd: good to see him tonight
ah.clem: lol
H. Stones: be sure he looks like you
Dexter Fong: looks can decieve
Dexter Fong: deceive
H. Stones: thats better Fong, remember the rule, I before E except after C
Dexter Fong: Knew it was something like that
H. Stones: trouble is Dex, that english does not even conform to its own rules
Dexter Fong: Me before you except when volunteering
llanwydd: I gave an invite to FSChat at a forum called Progressive Ears this afternoon
Dexter Fong: Spreak Engrish! The non-conformist language
H. Stones: my army buddy says rule one is Never volunteer for anything!
llanwydd: of which I am a denizen
Dexter Fong: I can't live by your rules of grammar
H. Stones: i h ope your ears are doing well llan
llanwydd: somebody made a reference to the antelope freeway/zeno's paradox thing and then others started making firesign quotes
llanwydd: so I figured I'd let them know
H. Stones: that'll teach em
cease: help
Dexter Fong: How?
cease: i can mfinaly type>
llanwydd: but PE is having its own chatroom reactivated tonight supposedly, after being hacked several weeks ago
H. Stones: Honey says hello, i just spoke to her. shes doing fine and tucked up in her duvet, snug as a bug in a rug
cease: am on laptop
cease: it wouoldnht mlet jme on for lohg time
cease: no mac fan i
Dexter Fong: You were kogged in here though
H. Stones: from your typing cease it looks like your sat on it
Dexter Fong: logged
cease: ok now maybe
cease: oh i like this bigge font
H. Stones: we lost one of our favourite singer songwriters today
Dexter Fong: Who dat?
llanwydd: who?
H. Stones: John Martyn
llanwydd: I've heard of him
H. Stones: not a household name but a big influence on people like Clapton
llanwydd: in fact there was a thread at Progressive Ears about him today
||||||||| Merlyn sashays in at 9:13 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
H. Stones: i uploaded one of his early albums if any one is interested
Dexter Fong: Way to sashay Merlyn
cease: pentangle
llanwydd: ehy merl
Merlyn: my sash fell off my shay
cease: i have something by him on tape sometwhere
H. Stones: https://www.sendthisfile.com/Dk96B2X7Jm9QRX2wX2GmUKyw
cease: hi mefl
H. Stones: Hi Merlyn
Merlyn: hey catl
cease: anymoe newes aboujtg the lads
Merlyn: not that I've heard cat
cease: very awkward to type on this keyboard
H. Stones: i told you not to sit on it, cease
llanwydd: I've been watching that comedy documentary that you mentioned, cat
llanwydd: very interesting
cease: for olnce i have an excuse
cease: really, llan?
llanwydd: it's pretty cool
llanwydd: I'm sure it's the same one you were talking about
Dexter Fong: PBS? Right llan?
llanwydd: if the title is Make em Laugh
Merlyn: auntie em! Have you heard the one about the farmer's daughter?
Merlyn: that makes em laugh
Dexter Fong: Well!
cease: tiny tidbits of comedy, but no fst
cease: benny a hero of mine
H. Stones: there is only one FST
llanwydd: it was interesting to see jack benny on You Bet Your Life
Merlyn: I've seen that one
llanwydd: I think I know why fst was excluded
llanwydd: a lot of people on the east coast have never heard of them
Merlyn: and with harpo, and with phyllis diller before she was famous, and the guy who wrote psycho
Dexter Fong: yes?
Merlyn: robert bloch, who said (when he won) he'd use the money to finish the book he was working on
||||||||| 9:20 PM: wake (the flake) jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Dexter Fong: Hey Wake
llanwydd: hi wake
Mudhead: hello
wake (the flake): Hi everybody.
Merlyn: OK, nino's map of the world is close enough; the "e" in 'flake' is cut off, but that's close enough
llanwydd: well, not everybody's here, wake
Merlyn: so you're Wake, the Flak
ah.clem sings "oh blinding light"
Merlyn: we will all shoot at you now buddha buddha buddha
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:22 PM, dragging Elayne by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Merlyn: you're around bankok, wake? I know a joke about that
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, nice tight cluster around nyc on Nino's map
wake (the flake): Hello yo-yo
ah.clem: hi E!
llanwydd: Hi Elayne
Merlyn: "Man who goes through airport turnstile sideways going to Bankok"
Dexter Fong: Hiyah Elayne
llanwydd: on that documentary, when the writer for Mad magazine started singing I recognized the song instantly
wake (the flake): This yo-yo has no strings attached...
Elayne: Okay kids, I need a shout-out of real names while I'm in Facebook. Any of you Chris Fountain or John Weber or Bill Benzel?
llanwydd: I used to read mad when I was a kid and I had never forgotten that song
H. Stones: or get it caught in the mechanism Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Yes!!!
llanwydd: I was in a different part of the room when it came on and I couldn't see a caption under the guys face but I knew immediately it was from Mad
H. Stones: Hi Elayne, i missed your arrival
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and intones "Presenting 'Bambi', just granted probation at 9:24 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: nobody told me there'd be real names. I only came with surreal names
Elayne: Who, Dex? And why aren't you on Facebook? All the kids are doing it.
Bambi: Hello Deer Friends ;-)
ah.clem: hello dear deer
Elayne: Hey Fran!
Dexter Fong: Bambi's a probie
H. Stones: Hi Bambi
llanwydd: not me elayne
Bambi: hey Elayne!
Merlyn: "he did a facebook onto the sidewalk"
llanwydd: Hey Bambi
Bambi: Hey Dex and Stones!
Dexter Fong: Me, Elayne, and that's specifically why I *don't* do *it*
Bambi: hey llanwydd!
Elayne: A couple of those names sound familiar, but I'm not going to "friend" them unless I can match their real names with Firesign chat pseudonyms.
H. Stones: is that what the Aussies call a "Kerbside Quiche", Merlyn
Bambi: so how are well this evening?
Elayne: This is yet another reason I don't like to do pseudonyms. :)
Dexter Fong: Well are good
H. Stones: Well good Bambi
Bambi: well = we all ... go figure lol
Merlyn: john weber is OK, he owned lodestone and is Bubba's Brain
llanwydd: anyone care for a greasedog?
Dexter Fong: Dexter Fong is a realonym
llanwydd: I've got some baked grease squares as well
Merlyn: I was thinking it means more like a face-down landing, stones
Elayne: Thanks Brian!
Bambi: biab ... need to go see what can be rounded up to eat
H. Stones: sounds like a McDonalds, llan
Elayne: What about Bill Benzel and Chris Founain?
cease: sorry folks, the greek food arrived
llanwydd: that talk about grease make you hungry?
cease: demanded imediate devoujring
H. Stones: oh contrare, llan
cease: hi el
Dexter Fong: Baked Greek grease...ummm
Elayne: Hey Cat!
llanwydd: bambi are you bill benzel?
cease: i hope you al eat as well as me and fumiyo tonight
Merlyn: Oreos are one of the most brilliant invented foods ever (really, Hydrox was first)
H. Stones: (brings up another Kerbside Quiche
Merlyn: They came up with the ideal food for the filling -- sugar and lard
cease: a dsevine hcicekn and portabello in port saunce noodles.
Elayne: BRB
Dexter Fong: Hmm *C* between *I* and *E*
llanwydd: actually I'm making dal again
llanwydd: rather simply this time
Dexter Fong: Don't dally there Dollie
H. Stones: have you known him long, llan
llanwydd: the genuine article is a bit labor intensive for a chat night
||||||||| Bubba's Brain tiptoes in around 9:31 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
H. Stones: Hi Bubba
Dexter Fong: Hi Bubba
Bubba's Brain: Hey all!
llanwydd: Hey Bub
cease: hi bub
Merlyn: you've been unmasked, BB
Dexter Fong: High John
Merlyn: Everyone look at the Nino link, we're a real international chat right now
Bubba's Brain: I have?
llanwydd: BB Bill Benzel? hmmmm
Merlyn: that you're john weber in de skies
H. Stones: I just heard that american bankers have awarded themselves $18 billion dollars over the last year, must be difficult for them to manage on that, no wonder Obama is livid
cease: would an ujnmasked racoon be a rack or a coon
Bubba's Brain: with diamonds.
ah.clem: coon on the rack?
Dexter Fong: Did you see the rack on that coon
cease: you think thyell be repaid, stones?
H. Stones: not a chance cease
Bubba's Brain: I admit it. Who outed me?
llanwydd: that's the first time I ever clicked on the nino link
H. Stones: they will probably want even more
llanwydd: he's got me 100 miles south of my hometown
Merlyn: I thought you were out, BB
llanwydd: not quite a hundred actually
Dexter Fong: Enjoy the warmth llan
Bubba's Brain: I am.
cease: prying the moneh from the rich would erequire a real crusade
Merlyn: Nino is never wrong! He's not always right, but he's NEVER WRONG!
Mudhead: ah,clems in Fla?
H. Stones: Eat the Rich
H. Stones: with vegetable of course
llanwydd: he's not always right but he's always nino. so we never argue
Mudhead: Zimbabwe's currency failed today, after the release of a 100 trillion note
Dexter Fong: Wow a collectors item
H. Stones: imagine trying to change that in a taxi
llanwydd: how many gumballs will a hundred trillion buy these days?
H. Stones: 2]
Dexter Fong: In Zimbabwe, one
H. Stones: sorry only half of one now
Bubba's Brain: 100 trillion here, 100 trillion there, pretty soon ou're into real money.
H. Stones: thats just the hourly rate
Dexter Fong: ...and what was 100 trillion is now nothing
H. Stones: give it to the hard pressed bankers, Dexter
Dexter Fong: steamed and hard pressed
cease: i hope somone in zimbabe writes a book as good as teh black obelisk
llanwydd: hey, what's on cni? I'll see if I have it
Dexter Fong: under the weight of the iron child
cease: about german hyperinflation
ah.clem: dwarf, then bozos
Dexter Fong: Dwarf
Dexter Fong: then bozos
llanwydd: the black obelisk is a cousin to the black monolith
llanwydd: aha
llanwydd: I don't have thosos
Dexter Fong: both can harbor the deadly black window
llanwydd: of course I have had them
H. Stones: if you want to get on the bus, first change the $100 trillion note
Merlyn: I'm waiting for the black polylith
Dexter Fong: You shall have had had them
cease: should anyone care thatr the ft werent on that 6 houjr comedy thing
Dexter Fong dances the Black Mambo
llanwydd: polylith! lol
Merlyn: or the stereolith, much better than monolith
Dexter Fong: Cat: You seem to care more than most =))
H. Stones: you speak with a pronounced lith Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Stones: Thats
Dexter Fong: ause he's on lithium
cease: only me, not them? thatsa very zen of them
Merlyn: If there had been two monoliths, the apes would have heard a much better rendition of Thus Spake Zarathustra
llanwydd: well, you must admit although they were famous in california, they didn't get any airplay in nyc
llanwydd: lol merl
cease: lol merl
Elayne: Back. Hang on while I look through the log to catch up.
Merlyn: Best when your monoliths are 24 feet apart in a large room
H. Stones: I walk with a pronounced limp, l i m p, prounounced Limp
Dexter Fong: Not true llan
Dexter Fong: They were played on WBAI
Dexter Fong: And on another station which I forget the call letters
llanwydd: another thing is, this documentary was mostly about stand up comics of the past
llanwydd: ok, I concede that. I should have said they didn't get much airplay in the eastern states
H. Stones: was it WFUK, Dexter ?
Elayne: Okay, so I "friended" Bubba on Facebook, but I won't be friending the others until I find out who they are...
Dexter Fong: =) Stones
Elayne: And woo-hoo, we just booked our tickets for England!
H. Stones: just as we thought
Dexter Fong: Good work Elayne, now swab for DNA samples
cease: hi el
H. Stones: Dont do it Elayne, the place is closed
llanwydd: going to visit stones, elayne?
Elayne: Hi AGAIN, Cat.
cease: what are all these mexicans doing here?
Elayne: Is Stones in England, Llan? I didn't know. Because see, nobody around here uses real names except me...
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne, I'm Woodrow STOOL
llanwydd: amazing that got past you, e
cease: my mothers alzhimers is apparewntlyh catching
Dexter Fong: Elayne, check NIno
H. Stones: Yes i am here Elayne
Mudhead: Bad case of CRS
cease: fumiyo and i both forget more and more
Elayne is going to close her Facebook page without friending either Chris Fountain or Bill Benzel, even though they're Firesign-y folks.
Elayne: Nino says I'm in CT, why should I believe him? :)
Dexter Fong: Elayne, have you used E Harmony?
llanwydd: I never "friend" anybody because I never recognize their names
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Margin of Error
Elayne: Stones, we'll be in England mostly to visit Rob's family in East Sussex and thereabouts. Where are you?
Elayne: Dex, I am not feeling very harmonious.
H. Stones: I am in the North in the county called Lancashire in the Pennine Hills, though Nino is wrong and says i am in Sheffield
Dexter Fong: Elayne: That just try to keep time by tapping your phone
cease: will you be out of town in may, el?
Bubba's Brain: I've gotten a couple of requests lately too from people whose names I don't recognize.
llanwydd: lancashire is where the beatles were from
Elayne: No Cat, this is the one holiday we're taking. We'll be here the rest of the year.
H. Stones: yes
llanwydd: and jethro tull and some of my other favorite musicians
Bubba's Brain: Tap tap tap, tap tap tap tap, tap tap tap, tap tap.
Dexter Fong: Is Liverpool in Lancashire?
H. Stones: we have lots of musicians in the North
H. Stones: it is surrounded by it, Dexter
llanwydd: tis indeed, stones
Dexter Fong: Don't they call them bagpipers?
llanwydd: teedn diz
Elayne: Stones, Rob's brother lives in Yorkshire, but as it'll be my first time driving on the "wrong" side of the road I don't think I'm going to push it. Maybe next time.
H. Stones: yes, Elayne, if you drive on the wrong side it would be risky
Dexter Fong: *risky*
llanwydd: I nearly freaked out the first time somebody drove me along the motorway
Elayne: Safer for now to stay in the south and visit his dad and his sisters (one of whom doesn't travel well so we have to go to her, she's in Waterlooville outside Portsmouth).
llanwydd: always expecting to crash
Dexter Fong: Waterlooville? Isn't that just ouside of Moscowgradtown
Elayne: Y'all aren't filling me with confidence about this driving thing. I'm nervous enough as is. :)
llanwydd: fortunately I had jetlag from my flight from kennedy and slept most of the way to bristol
H. Stones: your geography is risky too Dexter
Dexter Fong: Stones: It's those damn tectonic plates...always moving
Merlyn: I nearly got rear-ended on the way to work this morning, squealing brakes and all
cease: hey
Merlyn: those brakes will never squeal again, bwahaha
cease: i keep losing acces to yall
H. Stones: nice try Dexter but you must do better
cease: i cant use this laptop thingi well at all
wake (the flake): geeeez... I am in the gray area.
H. Stones: yall come back now cease
cease: hi wake
llanwydd: laptop sounds like a breed of dog
Merlyn: wake up
wake (the flake): too many phone calls
Dexter Fong: It's that damn global warming...ever since the poles melded with the bohunks and all the white people became indians
llanwydd: like lasa apso or however you spell it
cease: easier said than done
H. Stones: dont confuse it with a Poll dancer llan
wake (the flake): hat do they think this is? Work or something?
H. Stones: Wake is talking to his hat now
Dexter Fong: I'm wearing my angry hat
H. Stones: does it say, Kick me if you Dare !?
cease: can you take it off, dex?
Dexter Fong: Stones: No, it says Tommy, pull my finger
wake (the flake): don't worry you guys... I am reading your snappy repartee and gay double entendre while I am on the phone
Dexter Fong: It was Merlyn's lith that gave away the gay repartee
wake (the flake): sniggering quietly
Bubba's Brain: A pissed fedora?
H. Stones: thats not your finger, Dexter, admit it
Dexter Fong: That's right, Stones, glad you recognize it again
H. Stones: Cheeky !
||||||||| 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 Bunnyboy falls out at 9:57 PM.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
H. Stones: Hi Bunny
Elayne: Hey Bunnyboy!
Dexter Fong: Fall Out! Bunny Boy
llanwydd: Hey bunnyboy
Merlyn: if you didn't see, Ossman sent something to the chromium switch about putting archive stuff up on it
cease: bun
wake (the flake): bunnyboy?
Mudhead: alas, I must depart. As always, itz been real good friends
wake (the flake): ummm... nice ears
cease: its amazing when young peopole like this
Dexter Fong: Night Muddy
H. Stones: take care Mud and have a good week
||||||||| "Hey Mudhead!" ... Mudhead turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:58 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
wake (the flake): ta ta muddy one
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: So THAT'S Dave's big news.
llanwydd: nite muddy!
cease: so based on tv shows of the time
Bunnyboy: Night, Richard!
llanwydd: I wish the fireguys would stop in here again
cease: by men
H. Stones: yes, tis overdue, llan
llanwydd: I'm having a big plate of dal on rice and it's delicious
cease: so do we all llan
Merlyn: also on firesign lovers facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2221071160
Bunnyboy: Well, there are other avenues.
cease: mud, not men
wake (the flake): that would be exciting
Bunnyboy: PP and DO are on Facebook. DO joined last week.
H. Stones: Merlyn, i heard that the CIA were behind Face Book, can this be true
Bunnyboy: BRB. Too few lines displaying.
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves to catch the 10:00 PM train to Funfun Town.
llanwydd: don't tell me the cia is still around
Merlyn: also Ossman on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Ossman/639203550
||||||||| "10:00 PM? 10:00 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bunnyboy should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bunnyboy enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
H. Stones: Face Book, Myspace, et al, i avoid them all as spam and virus traps
Bunnyboy: That's better. 10 lines ain't 25!
llanwydd: I just thought of something. could cia and cni have....
llanwydd: maybe not
llanwydd: central non intelligence
H. Stones: Central Incontinence Agency ?
Elayne has to go, she doesn't have the brain to multitask right now...
Elayne: Next week, all.
llanwydd: lol
||||||||| Elayne says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Elayne exits at 10:02 PM.
H. Stones: take care Elayne
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne
cease: by el
wake (the flake): everyone have a lovely weekend... I'm off to Laos for some French food
Dexter Fong: Hope it's not Laosy food, Wake
wake (the flake): byeeeeee
llanwydd: night wake
Bubba's Brain: The bed is calling. Night all.
H. Stones: bye for now Wake
cease: good luck with the food
Dexter Fong: Night BB
||||||||| Bubba's Brain is kicked out just as the clock strikes 10:06 PM.
Merlyn: nite bb
cease: hello
llanwydd: nite BB
llanwydd: is wake serious? does he live in laos?
cease: in thailand
wake (the flake): They were a French colony for a while so it's actually pretty good
llanwydd: aha
wake (the flake): and CHEAP!!!!
llanwydd: bet he'll thai one on tonight
cease: not if your poor
wake (the flake): yeah just a hop and a skip away from Laos
cease: is it a fun hop?
Dexter Fong: Only a 100 trillion Zimbabwes for a crepe SUkimoto
llanwydd: are you polynesian or something like that?
wake (the flake): -----------------> POOF!
||||||||| Around 10:09 PM, wake (the flake) walks off into the sunset...
H. Stones: is it one of those places we occasionally bombed, Wake ?
Dexter Fong: Hmm, apparently he's a poof
Dexter Fong: No wonder he liked our gay repartee
H. Stones: the badinage was quite good as well
Dexter Fong: I'm afraid we're going to have to change that bandinage, Stones
Bunnyboy: Lovely curio came out this week: THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S BALLS.
Bambi: ah, good cheesy hambleburger :-)
Bambi: hey BUnny
cease: have anyone of you seen woody allen barcelonafick?
Bunnyboy: 5 Amnesty Internation benefits, on DVD from Shout! Factory.
Dexter Fong: Bunny: I remeber those
Bunnyboy: I had no idea that John Cleese organized those.
Dexter Fong: Cat: I have
Bambi: hey Cat
cease: i was stunned by how bad it was
Bunnyboy: I used to have the vinyl of the 1979 show. Still do!
cease: hi bamb
Bambi: Clem's a'fadin'
cease: keep him alive, bamb
Bambi: good to have the things you used to have Bunny
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Bambi: Catherwood please pour me a toasted almond
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Bunnyboy: I need to sit through the new PBS series, MAKE 'EM LAUGH, sometime. Do they give a hat-tip to Firesign?
Bambi: thank you Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "It was a pleasure to serve you..."
Bunnyboy: Now, if I just had my hair...
cease: not that i saw, bun
cease: though they zipped thru many comics
Bunnyboy: Ah, I wouldn't know what to do with it , if I did.
Bambi: bunny has no hair?
||||||||| H. Stones sneaks away to The Sitting Room...
Bunnyboy: Bunny is part of the Bergman fraternity, with a wispy little ponytail.
llanwydd: cat I was really surprised to see how many american leaders have appeared on comedy programs, were you?
llanwydd: I would think that if the president(s) could lighten up that much there would be no war
Bunnyboy: I dunno. Exploding cigars lead to escalation!
llanwydd: lol
Dexter Fong: Intercontinental Cream Pies
llanwydd: maybe you didn't see that part of the documentary
llanwydd: there were "episode" of Make em Laugh
||||||||| H. Stones walks in and says "It's 10:18 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
H. Stones: sorry, i fell off
Dexter Fong: Not me man
Merlyn: the wagon?
llanwydd: anyway, it showed nixon saying "sock it to me" and ford saying "live from new york, it's saturday night"
H. Stones: everything, Merlyn
Dexter Fong: He fell off the pie wagon
llanwydd: and w on snl
Dexter Fong: Or was it the Honey wagon?
cease: that was worth recalling, lllan
H. Stones: no, but i must go shortly to call her
cease: there was too much info to do anyhone justice
cease: we wish her the best
Dexter Fong: I was surprised by how much they extolled Phil Silvers
H. Stones: thank you cease, will pass on your wishes, she is definately on the mend now
llanwydd: yeah, i hardly remember phil silvers
Bunnyboy: No surprise there, Dex. Silvers was killer!
llanwydd: never saw bilko when it was on
H. Stones: I used to love Bilko
llanwydd: I think I have only seen silvers in "a funny thing happened on the way to the forum"
Bambi: Bilko was fun :-)
cease: he was great
H. Stones: what was the name of the little guy that got all the bad jobs, in Bilko?
Dexter Fong: ah, clem?
llanwydd: fascinating to hear they had sgt bilko in england
llanwydd: what other great shows of ours have you had?
H. Stones: was an institution on Sunday night here
llanwydd: did you ever have star trek?
Dexter Fong: llan or cat: Did they play any Bob and Ray?
llanwydd: I didn't see them
Bunnyboy: llan: Never saw MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD?
Dexter Fong: The program seems as though it favored people they could show clips of
Dexter Fong: Film clips that is
llanwydd: you had phil silvers on sunday night and you only had two tv stations? when did they have time for "corrie" and benny hill?
cease: i only heard bob and ray long after they ended. and i livedin la
Bunnyboy: And Daws Butler did constant Phil Silver's stylings, in the cartoonies.
llanwydd: yes I've seen that, bb. I guess there were so many stars in that one that I didn't remember silvers
Bunnyboy: Doberman?
Dexter Fong: Pinch her
Bunnyboy: Bilko's huge in Britain.
llanwydd: I first heard bob and ray when they were revived on WOR in NYC
H. Stones: yes Doberman thats him
Bambi: ah,clem :-)
llanwydd: back in the early 70s
llanwydd: early to mid 70s
H. Stones: no one could pull and elaborae scam quite like Bilko
H. Stones: i used to love the long suffering Colonel as well
llanwydd: I grew up in new jersey and I got all the NYC radio stations
Bunnyboy: Same actor who played Doberman played Benny in TOP CAT, a very Doberman-like compatriot, for a Bilko-like cat.
cease: my memory of bilko is far
llanwydd: I remember top cat but I can't remember what the voice sounded like
cease: but fun
Bunnyboy: BILKO never syndicated in Eastern Washington, when I was growing up. I think I might have seen 1 or 2 during special "Golden Age" broadcasts.
Bambi: bilko had so many well known guests
Bunnyboy: I used to love those. One of the local stations would dedicate a whole weekend, from Friday night through Sunday night...nothing but crusty old shows. Mmmmm.
Bunnyboy: And then, Nickelodeon had a marathon around 1994, to promote the (probably dreadful) SGT. BILKO movie.
Bunnyboy: George Kennedy got his acting start on BILKO.
llanwydd: we had a pbs station that used to do that. that's how I saw ernie kovacs
Merlyn: Yeah, I saw Kovacs on my local PBS too
cease: tv wasnt imoprtant to me in the 50s/60s, and the i didint see tv when i lived in japan
Bunnyboy: Kennedy was a military advisor for the productions, and segued into acting.
Bunnyboy: 14 or 15 years later...it's Oscar, baby!
Bunnyboy: "No man can eat 50 eggs."
H. Stones: I bet Doberman could
ah.clem: can if quail eggs, lol
llanwydd: I think i could eat 50 eggs if it was caviar
llanwydd: I've never had quail eggs. have you?
ah.clem: yes, quite good, but small
llanwydd: I think I've had duck eggs
cease: we can always define our way to victory
ah.clem: about the size of a robin's egg
llanwydd: do they eat them sunnyside or scrambled?
ah.clem: scrambled
llanwydd: an ostrich egg would make a satisfying breakfast
Bunnyboy: Egg's is making me hongry. Eatin's for me. Chow!
cease: ok bun
cease: east well
Dexter Fong: Well I gotta park two cars tonight so better get started..jope to see anyone upon my return
llanwydd: see ya bunnyboy
llanwydd: I'll be here
cease: hope so too dex
H. Stones: I gotta go and phone Honey, so i will say TTFN as well, have a good week all and stay safe
ah.clem: park and lock it
llanwydd: tell her we said hi
llanwydd: Nite Stones
llanwydd: parking is such sweet sorrow
H. Stones: sweet dreams all
cease: all the bewt stones
||||||||| Bunnyboy rushes off, saying "10:37 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
ah.clem: g/n Stones
Merlyn: I'm going too, see you next week, I'll send out email about facebook stuff etc later
ah.clem: best to Bunny
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 10:38 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
ah.clem: and Honey
cease: keep us infomreed, merl
llanwydd: well, this chat room emptied out quick
||||||||| At 10:39 PM, H. Stones vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
cease: like life itself
llanwydd: I'm going to take this opportunity to head over to progears just to see if they fixed the chat room yet and I'll be back soon
Bambi: sweet dreams Stones and Honey
Bambi: and our best to Bunny and Mrs. Bunny
cease: i would never leave during my favret album
cease: and all known bunnies
Bambi: this is certainly a favorite :-)
cease: i had just moved to japn when this came out
cease: it was a kind of code breaker
Bambi: how long were you in Japan Cat?
cease: on and off
cease: arrived in auug 71, left in july 88
cease: but many years inbetween heer in van
cease: this album encouraged me to expandsmy brain
Bambi: kewl, nice that you were able to travel around like that
llanwydd: I'll bet fst albums are hard to get in japan
Bambi: Firesign has a tendency to do that to ya :-)
cease: i found boot leg firesign in tokyo store
cease: berkely conert
llanwydd: that's interesting
cease: i played firesign on japanese radio in the 70s
llanwydd: I doubt they got the puns
llanwydd: or much else
cease: canada in the 60s, the net since its appearance
Bambi: the original firesign theater albums are really my favorites of all of their works ... of course Nicky is my all time favorite
llanwydd: 2 Places is my favorite FST album
cease: yes bambi they were an explosion
llanwydd: although I might acknowledge Dwarf as their best
llanwydd: personal favorites are not always the best
Bambi: yes, favorites are a personal thing lol
llanwydd: too bad i'm getting snow again tomorrow
llanwydd: and I don't mean cocaine
Bambi: yes, there is so much of that global warming going around
llanwydd: I would welcome global warming
llanwydd: but only temporarily
cease: it snowed here last week
llanwydd: I remember you got some
llanwydd: more than some as I remember
Bambi: one of our friends in MI said this winter is the worst he's seen since he's lived there
cease: we are not used to it
cease: my friends from real canada laught at me
cease: and not cuz i'm funny
Bambi: vancouver is in a bit of a bubble isn't it, weather wise?
llanwydd: got mail. brb
cease: rain, little snow
Bambi: we have relatives in vancouver, WA and for as far north as they are, their weather is milder than other areas at the me latitude
cease: how is va?
Bambi: at the same latitudes
cease: yes thats down near oregon
Bambi: VA hasn't had a lot of snow, but it's been cold
llanwydd: so where did everybody go?
cease: much south of here
llanwydd: funny everybody left early tonight
Bambi: yeah, that is is ... some weeks are like that
llanwydd: not everybody, but...
cease: i guess they had something else to do
llanwydd: veteran's administration? I haven't been there in years
cease: howoften does anyone make a committment to doing anything?
llanwydd: about once a year
llanwydd: on january 1st
Bambi: lol
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: such as hanging out here
llanwydd: thank you, cathy
cease: listeing to me babble
llanwydd: he didn't hear that
llanwydd: how long does it take dex to park his car?
llanwydd: what does he have, a sherman tank?
Bambi: it amazes me that so many over time still come here. should make the lads feel good to have folks cluster here on thursday eves chatting and listening to their works
cease: yes banbi
cease: it is a great tribute to them
Bambi: yes, it is
cease: their work is alive in many of us
llanwydd: I've made good friends here. I'll keep coming back
ah.clem: "it's in the rumble seat"
Bambi: same here :-)
llanwydd: wanna snort?
Bambi: lol Clem
cease: we hope you do, llan
llanwydd: I very nearly wrote "wanna snot?"
llanwydd: maybe should have left it that way
Bambi: lol
ah.clem: lol
cease: hi clem
cease: you perform a great service
ah.clem: hello again, Cat
ah.clem :)
cease: i hope you are in good health
llanwydd: there is no firesign I haven't heard except the very early stuff and the radio stuff
llanwydd: I guess that's a lot though
ah.clem: I try to play some of the lesser know material some nights, but tonight is all classic stuff
Bambi: gotta love their word play ... it's genius
cease: i was lucky to live in la during some of thattime so i head a lot
ah.clem: known
cease: word play as something we wanted to do
llanwydd: I only learned recently that proctor had gone to acting school
llanwydd: I should have known
cease: him an d beg met at yal e acting schol
cease: as i recall
Bambi: mobius dick (hole in the wall) LOL
llanwydd: I knew that he and pete knew each other from yale
cease: juice/jews i just noticed
ah.clem: yes a rather nasty play on words
Bambi: wow, "California is often identified as the world’s eighth largest economy, and it is broke. " http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts01292009.html
llanwydd: orange jews, grape jews, tomato...
llanwydd: turn off the jews before I get electrocuted
llanwydd: to paraphrase groucho
llanwydd: well, I told dex I'd be here when he got back but I don't know
cease: the intensity of refs of this always thrilled me
Bambi: yes, it's great
Bambi: sorry was concentrating on the show lol
cease: this is odd
Bambi: been a while since I've heard this one so was hanging on every word
cease: there was a period of my life when i wold listen to this all day
Bambi: there's the holy grid ;-)
llanwydd: I'll be listening to george and gracie when I go to bed tonight
llanwydd: great way to drop off
Bambi: yes, it is llanwydd
cease: good laughs go way back
ah.clem: "say goodnight, Gracie"
llanwydd: lol, clem
llanwydd: I'll be saying goodnight, myself. see you next week
cease: off you go
Dexter Fong: Night llan
cease: hi dex
Bambi: down to 30 degrees now ... dropping fast ... going to 24 ...better than the 5-8 that it was last week
Dexter Fong: Hi Cat
Bambi: night llanwydd ... see ya next time :-)
Bambi: hey Dex wb
cease: everybody works for me
Dexter Fong: Thank you Bambi
cease: sonds like goldman sacks
cease: i hate cold
Dexter Fong: Gollldman sacks CEO, gives bonuses to everyone
Bambi: I am not very fond of the cold either
Bambi: I have no response to that Dex
Dexter Fong: Bambi, how can you be cold, you're in Florida
Bambi: LOL
cease: were you when you were younger, bambi
Bambi: Ferry something again?
cease: i used to love winter
cease: but i wasnt homeless
Bambi: never liked to cold, but loved the show ... paradoxically
Bambi: show = snow
Dexter Fong waves his show snovel
cease: fun vs pain
Dexter Fong: Sometimes pain *is* fun =)
cease: for others than i
Bambi: good night, god bless and thanks for turning us on ...gotta love that :-)
cease: offyou go bambi
ah.clem: good night everyone, see ya next time
Bambi: but sad to say it's time to be toad away
Dexter Fong: Night Bambi and (I assume) Clem?
cease: we are foreve indebted to you and clem
Bambi: nytol ... have a great week ... see ya next week!
Bambi: thanks Clem!
ah.clem: aww, shucks
||||||||| It's 11:30 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...
Dexter Fong: And it's not rented
||||||||| Bambi leaves to catch the 11:30 PM train to Funfun Town.
||||||||| 11:30 PM -- ah.clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: this is endlessly wonderful
Dexter Fong: No wqorries there mate
cease: off we go
Dexter Fong: Se yah next week Cat
cease: if im ailve im here
||||||||| cease says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, cease exits at 11:32 PM.
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Astrology Buffy in through the front door at 1:30 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Astrology Buffy: The year ahead is available at http://www.thinkastro.com/2009a.html
Astrology Buffy: Plan ahead, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Astrology Buffy and inquires "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
Astrology Buffy: Wronnng!!
Astrology Buffy: Are you retrograde, Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Astrology Buffy and says "Would you like something?"
Astrology Buffy: Cruise, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Astrology Buffy
Astrology Buffy: Catherwood, start me up.
||||||||| Catherwood starts Astrology Buffy up.
||||||||| Astrology Buffy is kicked out just as the clock strikes 1:34 AM.
||||||||| 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:
Astrology Buffy
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Fong
H. Stones
wake (the flake)
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