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 February 12, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 6:27 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: Ha, ha, ho!
You bet, Dear Friends, it is going to be all right.
It’s going to be all right tonight, here at the Powerhouse Church of the Presumptious Assumption of the Blinding Light.
Yes, Friends, welcome to Pastor Flash’s our of Reckoning,
with Organ Leroy at his organ again, and the Fifty-Voice St. Louis Aquarium Choir.
I’m Decon E. L. Mouse .

But, Dear Friends in these days of modern time,
when you can’t tell the AC’s from the DC’s,
well aren’t we all yearning for someone who can turn on a little stopping power?
Dear Friends, I mean a smokey glass
Don’t you think I mean a lightning rod with which to chase these spooks away?
Don’t you know I mean our own Pastor Rod Flash!


He’s been up for a week, but he’s coming down!

Firebroiled: Dexter, you're already down to begin with!!
||||||||| At 6:32 AM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Firebroiled!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwydd into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mutters something about 7:11 AM, then departs.
llanwydd: good morning, dear friends.
llanwydd: that's the first time I've said that
||||||||| It's 7:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 8:50 PM, dragging ah,clem by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9:15 eastern'
||||||||| ah,clem is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 8:51 PM.
||||||||| Principalpoop bounds in at 8:54 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Principalpoop: huh?
Principalpoop: huh?
Principalpoop: i cannot type
Principalpoop: ahh there I am
Principalpoop: back in a bit
||||||||| "8:57 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers TweenedAway into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, grumbles something about 8:57 PM, then departs.
TweenedAway: What can you do when you're Tweened away?
TweenedAway: What type are you, P?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Mudhead', just granted probation at 8:59 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Mudhead: Hello Dear Friends
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, February 12, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Mudhead: Woohoo!!!!
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'H. Stones', just granted probation at 9:01 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Mudhead: Hows it on that side of the pond Stones?
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:01 PM, dragging cease by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
H. Stones: come back catherwood, you have my credit card
||||||||| Catherwood haves H. Stones's credit card.
H. Stones: doh
H. Stones: its cold and damp here for a change Mud
H. Stones: though we are told it might finally get warming next week
TweenedAway: Hello all
H. Stones: Yo Tween
cease: i'm not a yahoo, i'm a wazoo
Mudhead: so normal eh?
H. Stones: you got it
Mudhead: and now Cat as it
cease: no more snow, stones?
H. Stones: if you wee a Yahoo, cease, you would be out of date and only partially functional
cease: i see obama standing next to my name
cease: i should be happy about that, or something
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Bambi inside, makes a note of the time (9:04 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
H. Stones: we had more snow today in the east and could get more over the weekend
cease: hi bambi
TweenedAway: Why are we listening to TwIT, JL?
H. Stones: Hi Bambi
Bambi: hey Cat, Stones, Mud, Tween :-)
cease: he's at a caterpiller plant. i didnt know caterpillers made hats
cease: i thought they just ate them
TweenedAway: See Stones, you're looking at this the wrong way.
TweenedAway: You need a new ad campaign
H. Stones: i didnt know you had plants for making caterpillars either
cease: we had a dusting over the weekend, but it didnt stick, thankfully
TweenedAway: "Ski Britian,,,"
Bambi: 9:15 it starts ... see the header :-)
H. Stones: totally shagged out and knackered Britain more like
H. Stones: yes we should all RTFM
||||||||| Principalpoop steps in at 9:06 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: for the rest of our lives, the weather we grow increasingly weird
Principalpoop: back
Mudhead: hiya PP
Bambi: hey princep
cease: normal weather will become unknown
H. Stones: M'Lord Poop
cease: hi poop
TweenedAway: You've been to the Alps, you've been to the Rockies, now try Lanchestershire!
Principalpoop: pocket express hehe
Mudhead: I want it to get as cold n snowy as it was in my youth
H. Stones: there is no such place except in the fevered imagination of tourist geeks
||||||||| ah,clem waltzes in at 9:07 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Principalpoop: hi Bambi cease H. Stones Mudhead Principalpoop TweenedAway
TweenedAway: lol
H. Stones: Who was your Youth, Mud ?
ah,clem: hi all
cease: everyone's youth from now on will have unpredictable weather
Bambi: might be safer to be in parts of PA now that they took care of those two shifty, greedy, despicable judges.
Principalpoop: ahhh, clem
cease: it was cold and snowy in my youth too, but i lived in saskatchewan
H. Stones: well someone had to live there cease
cease: it was hot and smoggy when i was young too, when i lived in la
cease: great politics, hideos weather
Bambi: http://uk.reuters.com/article/burningIssues/idUKTRE51B7B320090212
Principalpoop: wasn't she the indian guide for lewis and clark?
H. Stones: we have hideous weather and politics
TweenedAway: lol
TweenedAway: Wasn't she from the Polkanose?
cease: you are the future, stones
H. Stones: the latest we have from the weather fetishists is that there will be a temporary postponement of global warming to make way for a sixty years cold snap....... discuss
Bambi: Sacajawea (Sacagawea)
TweenedAway: If the Gulf Stream quits flowing north, Euro could look like Seiberia
Principalpoop: roanoke had record high temperatures this week
TweenedAway: (or so they say)
cease: kent jones uses the name as an expletive
Principalpoop: isn't that what cat said?
H. Stones: put that fire out Poop
TweenedAway: Ah, not Polka hontos
Bambi: like depressions, those who have to deal with it already knew that ... it's only those who are in denial that didn't know we weren't in a global warming lol
Principalpoop says expletive hehe
H. Stones: i remember one of our top scientists in the early seventies saying that the only reason we were not in an ice age was because we were burning so much fossil fuel, so take your pick
TweenedAway: I'm going out tomorrow and buying an Escalade on credit from the equity on my house so I can help the economy
H. Stones: what is your favourite expletive, Poop ?
Principalpoop: pollution is a concern or not a concern. take your pick
Mudhead: i be back inna while
||||||||| Mudhead leaves to catch the 9:13 PM train to Hellmouth.
Principalpoop: oki muddy
TweenedAway: It's still likely to get interesting, Stones ;)
H. Stones: be seeing you Mud
cease: off you go mud
Bambi: I remember that Stones
Principalpoop: it has changed, like my favorite beverage stones
TweenedAway: Need to hole some good English rock concerts to heat things up :)
TweenedAway: hold
Principalpoop: i used to like vodka collins and singapore slings, now those seem too sweet
Bambi: don't have to be a global warming buff to be concerned about taking care of mother earth
H. Stones: having studied this stuff for the last thirty years, i think that both views are correct. global warming is afact but how much of a component human activity represents is still not clear, we have a variable star for a sun so there are wheels withing wheels
TweenedAway: Definitely _not_ Hole
cease: i had a girlfriend who liked singapore slings
TweenedAway: Definitely _not_ Hole
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:16 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Hellmouth."
Principalpoop: i never knew what was in them,
Principalpoop: HI m
Merlyn: hey dere
H. Stones: it was hotter than Heater in Hooker to day and hotter than Hooker in Hellmouth
Bambi: hey Merl
cease: never been to singapore and hopefully never wil. "disneyland with the death penalty" william gibson called it
Principalpoop: lock your wigs
TweenedAway: Some people are saying that sun spots have a very great deal to do with it
TweenedAway: Mmmmmmmm, mushrooms
Bambi: yep they sure are Tween
H. Stones: my wig is a new radio controlled auto lock model
cease: dock the sun
TweenedAway: What caliber?
Bambi: dock that sun a day's pay for sleeping on the job
Principalpoop: RA the sun god is angry, we should have no Gods before him...
TweenedAway: lol
H. Stones: no, Bambi, didntt you hear that its a "Lucky Old Sun!"
cease: thats a line from Hwow Time Flys, I think
Bambi: lol
cease: thgis sounds like A LIfe in the Day
Principalpoop: magic mushrooms
cease: sounds better than my recording
Principalpoop: that is what he said cat
cease: i was just listneing to them last week.
cease: i didnt have the volume on when clem came on
TweenedAway: /me sits on his toad stool and asks Poop what he wants to know
ah,clem: it is your recording, lol
cease: in need of cubes
TweenedAway: and we all thrank mr cease for keeping all those wonderful tapes over the years
Principalpoop: what do you mean by that?
TweenedAway: The Borg are coming, cease
TweenedAway: Needen't worry
cease: wow, this is just what we were tlaking about, weird weather
cease: my cd recodring programme has stopped working
H. Stones: there is no weird weather, just inappropriate clothing
cease: due to all the viruses, i suspect
TweenedAway: As long as it's Weirdly Cool, cease
H. Stones: talking of viruses, tomorrow is the 13th and its Friday, so itsnt it time for the Mydoom Worm to wreck lots of computers ?
cease: weird as in different from what we'd been expected for the past 6 decades or so
TweenedAway me gets out his C-64 just in case
TweenedAway: Yeah, I've heard even normally temperate Van has been hit
||||||||| Outside, the 9:24 PM crosstown bus from Washington pulls away, leaving Bambi.tu coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bambi.tu: ilol
Bambi.tu: lol
H. Stones: welcome back
cease: too bad none of you are near la
Principalpoop: what was his name? came in the navy after being an assistant manager at arbys?
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies wake (the flake) inside, makes a note of the time (9:25 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
TweenedAway: Et vous, Madame Bambi
TweenedAway: Hey Wake
Principalpoop: hi flake
Bambi.tu: lol
Bambi.tu: hi wake
cease: i just discovered the shows this came from are archived at the museum of tv and radio in beverly hills
cease: near proc's house, actually
wake (the flake): WOW! What a crowd.
Bambi.tu: awesome Cat
Principalpoop: yes, watch your elbow, if that is your elbow
H. Stones: yes wake, someone printed some fake tickets
TweenedAway elbows wake
wake (the flake): All my faves are here! And I need a good Friday 13th laff.
cease: and the last i heard, the lads were stilll planning to release the mushrooms on a cd set like box of danger
cease: hi wake
cease: do you ever go to la?
Bambi.tu: that would be great Cat!
TweenedAway: That would be very cool, cease. I'd buy that very quickly as well.
cease: at least one can listen to them. i dont suspect one can copy them,
ah,clem: there is a bit of hum in this, was able to filter some of it out
TweenedAway: There are some serious engineers in LA that could have fun with it
wake (the flake): poop stones cease clem and all HELLO
TweenedAway: Thought they did a great job with Box of Danger
cease: i heard and recorded some of them when they were first broadcast in 67. it owuld be a trip to listen to those shows again
cease: inded tween, a good product
TweenedAway: Indeed, a collector's item, not just rehashed recordings
cease: are you thaiing one on, wake?
TweenedAway: LOL
cease: someone who'd never heard the firesign before could enjoy some of the danger plays
TweenedAway stickes to his matching thai and handkerchief
ah,clem: many of the jokes ended up in later recordings, but in different ways
cease: a lot of this stuff is very much of its era
cease: but it did give us dwarf and parts of 2 places
cease: inmdeed clem
cease: they recycled their material relentlessly, ruthlessly, etc
ah,clem: lol Cat
Principalpoop: refined
TweenedAway: I had no idea how old the NPR Thanksgiving (which they wouldn't play) skit was
wake (the flake): I always thought "what about the people who were just f;ipping around the radio dial and end up thinking they were listening to a 'real' program? They could be warped for life!"
Bambi.tu: lol
cease: 67 at least, tween
TweenedAway: Would be like accidentally finding Orson Wells doing War Of The Worlds
Bambi.tu: yep, true Tween
cease: before they wee a group, the lads minus proctor worked on a radio series about the american indian for kpfk. it may have come from there
cease: i asked austin but he didnt seem to remember.
Bambi.tu: and everyone turned out ok from that
TweenedAway once again recommends "Dr. Firesign's Follies" (Ossman book) to all Fireheads
cease: he'd forgotten the whole Shadow Moves Upon the Land. i sent him a copy and he said it was unlistenable
wake (the flake): "you catch it, you keep it" was a good game...
ah,clem: have that bit, done a little differently from KPFK somewhere
cease: indedd, tween. any autobiography from the lads is welcome
TweenedAway: Ossman's 'history of Firesign' is wonderful
TweenedAway: Only got in a few chapters, but the decription of the original ex-CBS radio recording studio they took over in '67 is very cool
TweenedAway: description
wake (the flake): I feel I am a part of their history somehow. In the small town (pop. 2000) where I grew up, there were only five or six people who liked FST.
TweenedAway: Vintage mics and a Hammond organ
cease: thats a lot for such a small town, wake
ah,clem: the decription of the original ex-CBS radio recording studio they took over < sounds like a FireSign line
TweenedAway: Vintage mics and a Hammond organ
cease: where i grew up, everyone liked the firesign. but they were local
H. Stones: Pop 2000, thats a funny name Wake
wake (the flake): But we bugged the owner of the only record store in town so much, that he got the albums for us.
TweenedAway: You'd love to book, JL
cease: whre Mom 2000?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bubba's Brain close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:38 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the sitting room.
TweenedAway: the book
Principalpoop: hi bubba
TweenedAway: Hey Hoosierman
Bubba's Brain: Hey all!
cease: hi bub
Bambi.tu: hey Bubba
cease: i owuld have forgotten when jim garrison was in the news without this
Merlyn: hey bb
TweenedAway: New Guinea... I hear they make men there...
cease: this is a lot funnier than Angadrene
Bubba's Brain: How is everyone tonight?
cease: our lives are full of days, bub
H. Stones: thats a truly impossible question Bubba
wake (the flake): GREAT bubba... thanks for asking
ah,clem: alive, bub
Principalpoop: fine in roanoke, thanks, and in bubba land?
Bubba's Brain: To ask... the impssible question....
H. Stones: impassable ?
Bubba's Brain: Good, in bubbaland.
cease: i'd rather be impossible than impissible
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:40 PM, dragging llanwydd by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
llanwydd: good evening folks
Principalpoop: good morning llan
H. Stones: talking of impossible, heres llan
cease: llan
llanwydd: small world
H. Stones: Hi llan
Bambi.tu: hey llanwydd
Bubba's Brain: The snow and the wind have passed, as, too, is the short spurt of 60-degree weather.
Principalpoop: yes it is, after all
TweenedAway: Wave your wand, LL
TweenedAway: Indiana has been interesting, hasn't it?
Principalpoop: no tween, don't talk about his wand hehe
H. Stones: hats not his wand
Bambi.tu: 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in case ... coincidence?
Bubba's Brain is not sure he wants to see LL's wand.
TweenedAway: At least Bloomington doesn't get the stuff near South Bend and Gary and such
Bambi.tu: (quote by Stephen Wright)
TweenedAway: LOL Bambi
Bubba's Brain: Yes, thankfully.
TweenedAway: Wright rocks
cease: he's great
llanwydd: that reminds me of another steven wright quote, bambi
llanwydd: "24 hour banking? I don't have time for that".
Bubba's Brain: "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"
TweenedAway: lol
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Philbert D. cartoonist close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:44 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the Aviary.
Bambi.tu: lol llanwydd
TweenedAway: "I'm feeling a bit hyper..."
ah,clem: "had a neighbor with a circular driveway... he couldn't get out"
llanwydd: Howdy Phil
H. Stones: hi Phillbert
Bambi.tu: hey Philbert
Principalpoop: hello cartoonist
cease: hi phil
TweenedAway: Hewwo Phil
llanwydd: I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he's gone
TweenedAway: LOL, yeah LL
Philbert D. cartoonist: Yo! Yo! Yo! How'z da homies?
TweenedAway: The master of 'dead-pan' humor
H. Stones: Bitchin Phil D
TweenedAway: Yo, Dog!
Principalpoop: that was jackie vernon, but ok
llanwydd: wind chimes are for stupid people so they know when there is a breeze
TweenedAway: Wazzz real?
llanwydd: that's one of my favorite wright lines
wake (the flake): my valentine just walked into the office
Philbert D. cartoonist: No, it's "Whazzz reeeeal
TweenedAway: LOL LL
Principalpoop: my funny valentine, whoo whoo whoo
wake (the flake): yummy
cease: i that it was Wazoo
Bambi.tu: "Play Ball"
wake (the flake): I have a card for her at lunch time
TweenedAway: you keep Waas in cages and charge admission, cease?
H. Stones: Tween, do they charge admission so they can overwhelm the cash desk ?
TweenedAway looks at cease's wa
Bambi.tu: well, Woz did do some great stuff ... created the first Apple computer
TweenedAway charges admonition
cease: my japan?
llanwydd: and the sparkle of your china
Bubba's Brain: Woz (not Woz)?
TweenedAway: hara kristofferson
TweenedAway: If ever if ever a Woz there Woz
cease: one of japan's infinitne names for itself is "the land of wa" means something like harmony
llanwydd: woz dat?
H. Stones: there certainly Woz a Woz, i did a gig with Don Woz
Principalpoop: the ben wa balls
TweenedAway: Thought Wa was Chinese and Hara was Japanese for the same thing
cease: WaGyu, a newly popular form of expensive beef, literally means wa: japan gyu: beef
TweenedAway: Spiritual harmony
Bubba's Brain: Really,HS. Wowz.
llanwydd: then what is guadala hara?
H. Stones: yes, Leeds, 1994 i think
TweenedAway: Mmmmmmmm, LA musicians & engineers
Principalpoop: no no, that was don ho, the hawaiian ho
cease: hara kiri, which thankfully harry carey never committed
TweenedAway: Yikes :)
Bubba's Brain: Cool.
llanwydd: gyu is beef? is that where "gyoza" comes from?
TweenedAway: LOL P
cease: live at leeds, one of my fave who albums
llanwydd: one of my very favorite japanese dishes
Principalpoop: who?
cease: no, llan
TweenedAway: That would be the negative side, cease lol
TweenedAway: Seppiku? No, thanks.... I've already eaten
llanwydd: I understand there were two harry carrys
llanwydd: but I could never tell them apart
llanwydd: or carey or whatever
TweenedAway: Have you met my friend, Hawkmoth?
Bubba's Brain drunkenly sings "Take me out to the ball game..."
Principalpoop: no no, that was blondie, and dagwood
cease: gyoza is chinese. my wife said it just means dumpllings
llanwydd: aha
llanwydd: the first place I ever had gyoza was in a japanese restaurant
cease: harry carrey senior, the silent film star, and his son, harry carrey junior, father of my friend tom carrey
Principalpoop: what happened to baby dumplings? and i did not know he was chinese
llanwydd: a place called Shogun in Rome, NY
TweenedAway: See that prett Chinese woman, dear? I'll cut off your gyoza ;)
cease: cheese, not chinese poop. old firesign joke
TweenedAway is quite the fan of Clavell and Chamberlain playing 'Blackthorne" in the miniseries
Principalpoop: chinese poop cheese cat
cease: the ancient harry carrey or "dobey" cuz of his red hair, was sitll alive the last time i looked
llanwydd: whatever happened to baby dumplings? I think I saw that movie
cease: has a porgramme about horses on a very obscure network
H. Stones: H was groomed in a chat room and led astray
TweenedAway apologizes to cease's wife :)
llanwydd: I started to read Shogun when I was in high school. I couldn't get through the first 20 pages
cease: in must have been on a dear friends epsidoe or maybe let's eat, the lads confuse chinese with cheese as an extended riff
TweenedAway apologizes to cease's wife :)
llanwydd: I think I just wanted to try reading a long book
cease: its not bad llan
H. Stones: if at first you dont succeed, llan, maybe failure is your thing !
llanwydd: lol
TweenedAway: My hard bound copy is falling apart, LL
cease: sounds stephen wrightesque, stones
Bambi.tu: U.T.E
TweenedAway: A somewhat different view of the world. Constitution? That is the state of your body...
H. Stones: it could be George Burns, Cease
llanwydd: steven wright: if worse comes to worse we're screwed
cease: would burns have said "your thing?"
TweenedAway recommends WC's "International House" - George & Gracey and many other fine people
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Philbert D. Cartoonist', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:59 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
H. Stones: well no, probably not cease because he didnt know me
llanwydd: that reminds me tween...
Principalpoop: wb cartoonist, are you listening to cni?
cease: yes a funny flick, tween
llanwydd: I may never see that movie and I'm still dying to know what a TL is
Merlyn: hey nancy
cease: yes phil, do you know this play?
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Philbert D. cartoonist - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: we told you already llan
Bubba's Brain: [high pitched voice] What?
Bambi.tu: looks like Bambi is fading away on the eeepc
Merlyn: yeah, last week
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: what country is .tu? tunesia
Merlyn: It's "Trade Last": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_last
TweenedAway: You really need to watch International House, LL. Pretty sure it's available throught the USA Inter-Library Loan system
llanwydd: well, I remember that but everybody had a different interpretation
Philbert D. Cartoonist: This computer bites
llanwydd: if you insist, tween
Bubba's Brain: And why are so many networks based out of tuvola?
TweenedAway: Ah, south medditerran
Philbert D. Cartoonist: er, bytes
Bambi.tu: lol princep
llanwydd: Oh yes! trade last. that's right
Principalpoop: got CNI mister nut?
H. Stones: i think its their only industry, Bubba
TweenedAway: LL - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlibrary_loan
cease: i got lost. still shaky with firefox
Principalpoop: i thought that was part of a woman's body, i caressed and kissed her turvola.
TweenedAway: But it's a catchy little tune...
cease: and i'm sure she appreciated it, poop
Principalpoop: tuvola, above her turvola
llanwydd: thanks for the link, tween.
TweenedAway: You bet :)
llanwydd: I know the leonard maltin guide by heart and I could tell you everything about international house except the TL quote
llanwydd: I understand it's an all-star film
Philbert D. Cartoonist: Anybody going to be in Monterey?
cease: do you know the way?
llanwydd: I'll bet my leonard maltin guide is more tattered than your Shogun, tween
cease: no that's a different mexican city name
Bubba's Brain: Actually, I think it is their only industry. They have under 12000 people, and got 50 mil, plus 1 mil a year for use of their top level domain.
cease: great eric burden song
Principalpoop: killed his ego
llanwydd: I assume you mean the FST show, phil. I only wish I could get there
cease: i just discovered a series of interviews proctor made of that concert
cease: he was radio free oz's man in monterey. at the museum of radio and tv
cease: have yhou been there, merl?
TweenedAway: leggo of my egos!
cease: are you going, phil? you live near there, comparatively
Philbert D. Cartoonist: Going to try and do something for Chromium Switch from the show...sketche?
cease: oh yes, tom mentioned that
Philbert D. Cartoonist: Need to figure out some tech issues
Merlyn: no cat
Principalpoop: ralph spoilsport on CNI
cease: if they put out a dvd of the show, i'm sure it would help their profile and danger box sale
cease: next time you[re in la, something to check out
Philbert D. Cartoonist: Has anybody heard if they're planning to film/record for release?
llanwydd: I'm sure they will
cease: i heard the firesign symposium they had for their 30th anniversary there, waiting to record proc for neal amid. great space, but they didnt have al lthe mushroom shows then, which was 97
cease: phil, i think tom said they would. merl would know better
H. Stones: Sadly i have to be up to receive a FedX package early tomorrow ao i need to go get some sleep
cease: ossman sounds keen to do it, from his facebook page
llanwydd: Nite Stones!
H. Stones: take call all and stay safe, see you all agan next week
cease: sleep well stones
Philbert D. Cartoonist: G'night Stones
H. Stones: nighty night
Bambi.tu: good night Stones
TweenedAway: This may have been lost on some people, but Chuck Norris won the World Karate Championship in 1967
Principalpoop: night stones
Principalpoop: your highness
llanwydd: interesting
TweenedAway: "That's a good idea Chuck, but syrup won't stop 'em..."
llanwydd: I never thought he was a great actor
||||||||| At 10:13 PM, H. Stones vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
llanwydd: but I only remember him in one film. I think it was called Iron Eagle
TweenedAway: His autobiography is a woth a read
llanwydd: I saw it when it came out because it only cost a dollar to see it
cease: roach holders for everyone
TweenedAway: worth
Principalpoop: lava lamps and roach holders for everyone
TweenedAway: LOL
Philbert D. Cartoonist: Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas
Bambi.tu: I love that ID!
cease: they were always poking fun of their milieu
TweenedAway: Vancouver - roaches some in, but they never go out...
TweenedAway: Columbia's first rule of insects
TweenedAway: come in
llanwydd: I once mistook richard chamberlain for chuck norris. don't ask me how
cease: wasnt this the first one they wrote?
TweenedAway: LOL
llanwydd: it was in a really awful film called King Solomon's Mines
cease: maybe one of them hit you in the head, llan
TweenedAway: They really funny thing is that, like Rock Hudson, he was an idol of the ladies.
llanwydd: a movie that was made and remade a million times and from what I have read every remake got progressively worse
TweenedAway: He was gay
Principalpoop: i'm a rock star
cease: king solomon was gay? she sure had a lot of wives
TweenedAway: Only if Stephen Stills or Yes needs a keybaord player to sit in ;)
TweenedAway: LOL
TweenedAway: You have Moog The Movie, cease?
Principalpoop: huh?
cease: maybe the mines were a metaphor for his favourite orifice
TweenedAway: There's a really great bit with Moog and Wakeman and a R&B guy from Detroit
cease: Not Insane
TweenedAway: Begone from my orifice, cease!
llanwydd: I saw that, tween
TweenedAway: Not likely
llanwydd: that film really shows wakeman's personality. he's a really fun guy
Principalpoop: adult humor of the 70s
TweenedAway: "I found my solos were very short. Perhaps that's why I've had so many wives..." - Wakeman lol
cease: would he have apporved the film if had shown him to be an unfun guy?
wake (the flake): bye all --------> gotta go
TweenedAway: It's a very good movie about Moog. He was quite a guy
llanwydd: good point, cat
||||||||| wake (the flake) departs at 10:20 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
cease: by wake
Principalpoop: what just happened?
llanwydd: Nite Flake!
TweenedAway: Later, Wake
Principalpoop: night wake
llanwydd: actually rick wakeman is a major tv personality in england
TweenedAway: Live Long and Prosper, Rick :-)
TweenedAway: You've seen the 35th Year Yes reunion?
llanwydd: not yet, tween
llanwydd: when I get a dvd player there are a lot of videos I need to catch up on
TweenedAway: He's still a freakin' monster Englishman on keys
Principalpoop: 35 years?
Principalpoop: stop that
cease: i thought they were early 70s band
||||||||| 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 plummets into the garden at 10:22 PM.
Bunnyboy: Yes?
Bunnyboy: Hiya.
llanwydd: to think, 35 years. and I have such vivid mental images of seeing them in their youth
TweenedAway: THey came together in '69, I do believe
cease: hi bun
TweenedAway: Hey Bunny
Principalpoop: thumpa thumpa bunnyboy
TweenedAway: So that would be a concert in 2004
llanwydd: I saw them in the front row at madison square garden back in '79
Principalpoop: 40 years, even worse
TweenedAway: Rounder Records has re-released The Yes Album on vinyl
Principalpoop: what concert were they watching llan?
Bunnyboy: The "Limping Along" Yes mini-tour is arriving in Seattle, next Wednesday.
Bambi.tu: hey Bunny
TweenedAway: Wakenman on keys, or Moraz?
Bunnyboy: They're playing the Moore, where the FST played in 2005.
llanwydd: it was wakeman that year
TweenedAway: Wow
llanwydd: I never saw moraz
Bunnyboy: Wakeman's son...Oliver, I believe?
Principalpoop: sweet
cease: i think i saw them in van. not sure
llanwydd: I took pictures which I still have
TweenedAway: Mmmmmmmm PolyMoogs
Bunnyboy: And a Canadian, pinch-hitting for an ailing Jon Anderson.
TweenedAway: "Don't Kill The Whale"
cease: i remember being quite fond of them
Bambi.tu: ailing Jon Anderson?
llanwydd: chris squire is ailing too I hear
llanwydd: they actually cancelled a show
TweenedAway: How's Jon these days? Heard he'd been ill
TweenedAway: Yikes
Bunnyboy: Yes...erhm, ja. Jon's had respiratory difficulties for the last 5 years or so.
TweenedAway: Fine Britmen musicians
cease: i have part of a Yes song in my mind now, but cant rember what it is
Bunnyboy: There was supposed to be a big worldwide 40th anniversary tour, but Anderson's docs said: "Rest, or die".
llanwydd: I wonder if his respiratory illness is an occupational hazard or some other cause
Bunnyboy: Apparently, he was actually diagnosed with acute respiratory failure.
cease: better than izzard's offer, death, or cake?
Bunnyboy: Asthma, from what I've heard.
Bambi.tu: sorry to hear that
cease: at least i know who you are on facebook, bun.
llanwydd: well, I haven't seen Yes since 1980
cease: a number of chatters have apparently befriended me there, but didnt know their real names
llanwydd: that year they didn't have jon
Bambi.tu: me too Bunny :-)
Bunnyboy: The Canadian singer's name is Benoit David. He heads up a Yes tribute band. If you go to YouTube, you can check them out. He's good.
Bunnyboy: llan: That's correct. Houston and Dallas.
cease: i know you too, bambi
llanwydd: I checked out benoit on youtube. he's actually quite good
Bambi.tu: sure do Cat :-)
Bunnyboy: And the main reason Wakeman gave, for taking a pass, was health, as well.
Bunnyboy: cat: Yes, we all go to Facebook, to find ourselves...
llanwydd: I'm sure touring is rougher than it looks
Bambi.tu: lol Bunny
Bunnyboy: I'll step out of / into character, for a bit...
llanwydd: I sort of toured in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank but most venues were close enough that I could drive home every night
||||||||| TweenedForGood sneaks in around 10:31 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Bunnyboy: Hi my name is "David"...
Bunnyboy: ...and I'm a flaming Firehead!
Bambi.tu: wb Tween
TweenedForGood Likes Ann Richards
Bunnyboy makes a slate motion with his arm.
Bunnyboy: ...and SCENE!
TweenedForGood: lol
llanwydd: Ann Richards. keiths mom, isn't it?
llanwydd: maybe not
TweenedForGood: Governor of TX before Shrub
Bunnyboy: llan: I played the Dutch gentleman who houses the refugees, way back in high school.
llanwydd: kraler
TweenedForGood: Wiki Ann Richards - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Richards
llanwydd: I played van daan
Bunnyboy: Yes, I miss Ann Richards.
Principalpoop: Reed's mom?
Bunnyboy: llan: Oooh, you got to be a jerk!
Principalpoop: tap tap
Merlyn: little's mom?
TweenedForGood: Wiki Ann Richards - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Richards
llanwydd: I really riled some of the audience I found out later
cease: i had a friend named donna reed. she was never on tv
llanwydd: I played it obnoxious
Bubba's Brain: Bye y'all. Fading fast.
Principalpoop: night bubba
Bambi.tu: night Bubba
Merlyn: bye bb
cease: by bub
llanwydd: Nite Bub!
||||||||| Bubba's Brain dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bubba's Brain?! It's 10:37 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: takin the a trane, getting on at the f stop
TweenedForGood: You know someone has seen TV from the 50's when...
TweenedForGood: You know someone has seen TV from the 50's when...
TweenedForGood: It's the Donna Reed Show!
llanwydd: there wasn't much tv in the 50 besides lucy
ah,clem: they know Silver is a horse?
TweenedForGood: http://www.kurtericson.com/txroadkill/roadkillpics/richardsharley.jpg
Principalpoop: Dinah Shore was better
TweenedForGood: Hi ho, awayyyyyyyyy
Bunnyboy: Oh, nite Bub!
TweenedForGood: And that yummy Doris ;)
Bambi.tu: when you remember Annette as a mouseketeer? ... M.I.C.K.E.Y M.O.U.S.E
llanwydd: I was really surprised to find out dinah shore was half black
Principalpoop: renew your domain tween..
TweenedForGood: Doesn't work?
Principalpoop: Mister Ed was a bigot horse
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| TweenedAway - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
TweenedForGood: Bambi? Where's the problem?
Principalpoop: 403 Error - Forbidden You have recieved this
llanwydd: I watched the mickey mouse club back in the early 60s
llanwydd: I remember when it went off the air
TweenedForGood: Susanne Pleshette?
TweenedForGood: Oops
Principalpoop: i just saw repeats, on the wonderful world of disney
TweenedForGood: Well, it's at www.kurtericson.com
Bambi.tu: that problem Tween?
llanwydd: I only remember her from the bob newhart show
ah,clem: posted bad link Tween, site there
cease: we just heard mr ed earlier on life in the day
llanwydd: or whatever it was called
TweenedForGood: a few 'down page keys' down
cease: that inspired me to use the mr. ed character in Red Shift
TweenedForGood: You've never heard of a talkin' hoss?
TweenedForGood: Need to revisit Red Shift
llanwydd: of coss
Bunnyboy: Well, listen to this!
Principalpoop: ohhhh willburrrrrrh
TweenedForGood: You are really f'ed... lol
Bunnyboy: (sings) You're under arrest!
TweenedForGood: My home page is quite lengthy. Need to revamp it and make it a bit more readable
Bunnyboy: One of our local Metro (bus transit) drivers was arrested last night, on suspicion of pushing rock cocaine.
llanwydd: where, bb?
TweenedForGood: Grid knows what grows on in the brig city
Bunnyboy: Seattle.
llanwydd: didn't know there was still such a thing as rock cocaine
cease: as chris rock says, nobody pushes cocaine
llanwydd: I never hear about it anymore
cease: thats what set richard pryor on fire
TweenedForGood: Chris Rock has a great bit about "How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police" - a 'public service message' - really funny
cease: one of the funniest and also profoundest comics now working
Principalpoop: chris rock or dave chappell?... discuss
TweenedForGood: Belushi died from a 'speed-ball', or so they say. Never want to even consider doing something like that to my body.
cease: izzard, stephen wright. maybe chapelle if he comes back
cease: though i think izzard is more into acting now
Principalpoop: colbert and stewart hold their own...
llanwydd: well, I must be going. see y'all next week
cease: i could not watch his everyone hates chris show, i cant imagine chappele doing that
Principalpoop: good luck llan
Bambi.tu: have a good one llanwydd
Bunnyboy: nite llan!
cease: early in his career, maybe but not now
cease: al the best, llan
TweenedForGood: Let me know if you think Chris Rock lecturing 'boyz in the hood' is interesting
Bunnyboy: I better think about feedin' muh habit...ehrm, baby!
TweenedForGood: It's really funny
cease: indeed, bun
Bunnyboy: Chow!
||||||||| "Hey Bunnyboy!" ... Bunnyboy turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:48 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Principalpoop: ciao
Principalpoop: fast out the bunnyboy
cease: a letter from a rabbit?
cease: great wall of mars. indeed, not great wall of space
Principalpoop: is that right?
cease: clem, yhou havce saved me from having to play Not Insane to find that out
Principalpoop: i tried to look, and gave up, you sent me on a wild wall chase
cease: google jsut said great wall of china, from space.
cease: hubble sight dindt help either.
cease: i facebooked proctor about it but he's watching whales in hawaii now
Principalpoop: pervert
Principalpoop: but if that floats his boat...
TweenedForGood: Great Wall of China is an excellent Billy Joel tune
TweenedForGood: What are you doing now?
Principalpoop: trying to hear, my ears are about shot
cease: walls of dust are ubiquitous, if you look for them
TweenedForGood: River Of Dreams is generally a very good Billy Joel album
TweenedForGood: Omnipresent and omnipotent as well
Bambi.tu: hawaii ... nice :-)
Principalpoop: ubiquitous eh?
TweenedForGood writes a new song, "Surfing FST..."
Bambi.tu: thanks Clem !! :-) great stuff!
cease: good title
TweenedForGood: Thranks, Mr clem
cease: clem, you arent the aclem on the breakroomlive chat, i gather
Principalpoop: it is a snake
TweenedForGood: Even a clem deserves a rest once in a while ;)
cease: indeed
Bambi.tu: have a great nigth everyone!! :-) See ya next time!
Principalpoop: there is the voice of ahh, clem
Bambi.tu: you are right Tween :-)
TweenedForGood: Nytol...
||||||||| TweenedForGood departs at 10:59 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Principalpoop: thanks, keepers of the root, have a super week
||||||||| Around 10:59 PM, Bambi.tu walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Philbert D. Cartoonist - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: a tutu hehe
ah,clem: no Cat, don't know breakroom live,
ah,clem: good night everyone!
||||||||| 11:00 PM -- ah,clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Principalpoop: feel better ah, clem :D
Principalpoop: night night
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: toad away
cease: off we go then
Principalpoop: that went fast
||||||||| Around 11:01 PM, cease walks off into the sunset...
Principalpoop: thanks again all, and in memory of fong, hail rita
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:01 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Principalpoop by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Merlyn: I guess all the bozos got off the bus...
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 11:03 PM.
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 4 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| 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:
Bubba's Brain
H. Stones
Philbert D. cartoonist
wake (the flake)
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"