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 May 07, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Firebroiled inside, makes a note of the time (7:19 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Firebroiled: 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

Firebroiled: Well, we were covered with a molten scum of rocks,
bobbling on the surface like rats.
Later, when there was less heat,
these giant rock-groups settled down amoung the land masses.

During this extinct time,
our Earth was like a steam room,
and no one, not even Man, could get in.

However, the oceans and the sewers were simmering with a rich potein stew,
and the mountains moved in to surround and protect them.

They didn’t know then that living as we know it was already taken over . . .

Firebroiled: 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: Even you, Dexter
||||||||| Firebroiled leaves at 7:21 AM, 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..."
||||||||| 7:39 PM: BigTweenyIsWatching jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
BigTweenyIsWatching: Who's movie _is_ this, anyway?
||||||||| BigTweenyIsWatching rushes off, saying "7:40 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 8:25 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 eastern time'
||||||||| ah,clem is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 8:26 PM.
||||||||| Outside, the 8:44 PM crosstown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Mudhead coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Mudhead: nobody is chatting
||||||||| Dexter Fong bounds in at 8:48 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Yamamoto inside, makes a note of the time (8:48 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Mudhead: ah, many greetings Fong-san
Dexter Fong: Hey Mudhead
Mudhead: also to you Yamamoto-san
Dexter Fong: And also hi to Yammy
Dexter Fong: And a big NYC greeting to FIREBROILED
Mudhead: yur in NYC?
Dexter Fong: Most of the time, yes
Mudhead: Im 2 hours away
Dexter Fong: According to Nino
Dexter Fong: As the old crow drinks?
Mudhead: cow path
Dexter Fong: The path of Pies
Mudhead: all the roads in New England are old cow paths
Dexter Fong: All the roads in NYC have pot holes...but there's no pot in them anymore
Mudhead: smoked it all
Dexter Fong: Actually washed away..it's been raining everyday for at least a week
Dexter Fong: But you prolly have the same weather
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 8:54 PM, dragging Otto Yamamoto by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dexter Fong: otomamaY ottO
Otto Yamamoto: I need to get my cable hooked up
||||||||| Catherwood escorts cease in through the front door at 8:55 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dexter Fong: Hiyah Cat
cease: did someone say holy pot?
Otto Yamamoto: Y out here we have potholes in our potholes
Dexter Fong: Sacre Ganja
Otto Yamamoto: No cheap NY road maintenance
||||||||| BigTweenIsWatching waltzes in at 8:56 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: It's walting Matweeny
BigTweenIsWatching: "When the bozo is perfect, the revolution will be complete."
Dexter Fong: waltzing
Otto Yamamoto: The 'Empire State' the Yankees prolly have a bigger budget than NYSDOT
Dexter Fong: It takes a complete revolution to perfect a bozo
BigTweenIsWatching: won't you come waltzing matweeny with me...
Otto Yamamoto is getting dizzy
BigTweenIsWatching: lol
Dexter Fong: And tie me wallaroo down, Joey
BigTweenIsWatching: How ya been, Yam?
Otto Yamamoto: The revolution will not be televised, but the Bozo will
cease: or Joao, great tapas place in DC
Otto Yamamoto: Out of a car and had to move
Dexter Fong: You were living in a car, Yam?
BigTweenIsWatching: Oh my goodness
Otto Yamamoto: No
Dexter Fong: Hope it was like a big Lincoln town Car
cease: suv's are house size
BigTweenIsWatching: W/O wheels, you mean
Otto Yamamoto: My car is to the point where it's becxome a Nova
||||||||| It's 9:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Yamamoto - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
BigTweenIsWatching: In the true sense of the name
BigTweenIsWatching: And Chevy wondered why they wouldn't sell in MExico ;)
Otto Yamamoto: Broke the ignition key, It can't be replaced w/o some expense; and the Power steering isn't
Dexter Fong: First it sheds it's outer shell and then it collapses into a dwarf compact
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
cease: you just invented uranium!
Otto Yamamoto: Too much $ to fix that
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, play another fanfare
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to Dexter Fong and says "Something I can help with?"
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:01 PM, dragging ah,clem by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
Otto Yamamoto: Catherwood, is the chat now open?
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Otto Yamamoto
ah,clem: hi all
Otto Yamamoto: Catherwood, you're a bastard
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Otto Yamamoto and asks "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
Dexter Fong: Ah clem may be approaching
BigTweenIsWatching: Evenin' ah, clem
Dexter Fong: Hi Clem
||||||||| Merlyn enters at 9:02 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
cease: 200,000 litres of oil leaked into a neighbourhood near me
Merlyn: hoo ha
cease: thankfully, river between me and it
Dexter Fong: Hi Merlyn
||||||||| llanwydd bounds in at 9:02 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
BigTweenIsWatching: Yikes, cease
cease: hi merl
llanwydd: happy thursday
Otto Yamamoto: How much is that in US+
Dexter Fong: llan, you bounder
ah,clem: warm up tune running, we actually have a halfway decent connection, yay!
BigTweenIsWatching: Hope you're not getting your drinking water from the river
Merlyn: don't smoke for a year, cat
cease: having large oil tanks not a good idea in large city
BigTweenIsWatching: Bless the gods of Verizon
Dexter Fong: Cat: How goes the abstinence?
Otto Yamamoto: Not so good for the river, then, is it
ah,clem: and alltel
cease: havent noticed it much, dex
Otto Yamamoto: Is your heart growing fonder
cease: not good
Dexter Fong: Then it goes well
BigTweenIsWatching: You should visit Corpus Cristi, TX, cease ;)
cease: oh i meant the oil spill, not my health
Otto Yamamoto: Do you hate Cat?
Merlyn: anyone else see the short clip from the show on chromiumswitch's facebook?
cease: i'll be back on sangria next thurs, but non-alc cidre is drinkable, with large enouh slice of lime
Dexter Fong: Does who hate Cat?
Otto Yamamoto: If you want to really wreck hiim up, send him to Houston
BigTweenIsWatching: No Merl
cease: no. and i thought i looked at it today. guess not
BigTweenIsWatching: No doubt, Yam
cease: so i turn on a us chanell and its a wild fire in southern cal, where i used to live
cease: every place has its perils
||||||||| 9:06 PM: Bambi jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
BigTweenIsWatching: I just thought that a city named "Christ's Body" having so many refiniries was more than a little ironic
Dexter Fong: Perils before swine flu
cease: todays it santa barabara, where ossman used to live
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends :-)
llanwydd: hi bambi
Otto Yamamoto: that it is
cease: hi bambi
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi
Otto Yamamoto: Texas has many swine
Bambi: great to see you all!
BigTweenIsWatching: Oh my Gridness! Both Clem _and_ Bambi can get into chat during the show! Yeaaaaaa
Otto Yamamoto: Hi Bambi
BigTweenIsWatching: And pearls thrown before them
Merlyn: not sure if the clip is easily gettable, it was in email
BigTweenIsWatching: Level seems a bit low, clem
cease: ah, the clem voice
BigTweenIsWatching: Your voice was fine
Bambi: Hi there, clem, BigTweenIsWatching, cease, Dexter Fong, llanwydd, Merlyn, Mudhead, Otto Yamamoto
ah,clem: it's trademarked...
BigTweenIsWatching: Evenin', Mz Bambi
Bambi smiles
Otto Yamamoto: okay I'm on
Otto Yamamoto: Hi Bambi
Bambi: I am excited to be here and not have to limit my refresh lol
Bambi: and still have audio
ah,clem: "the script and the background music," lol
Dexter Fong: That's faster than Bambi's ever responded before!!
Merlyn: hi bambi
BigTweenIsWatching: You really do miss having decent broadband
Otto Yamamoto: Tell me about that
Dexter Fong: Like Heart?
ah,clem: it kinda shows,
BigTweenIsWatching: Heck, I was missing having dial-up
Otto Yamamoto has indecent broadband
Dexter Fong: or Dolly Dawn and the Dawn Patrol?
Dexter Fong: Evelyn and her magic violin?
BigTweenIsWatching: Still am, actually. Still getting a error saying the modem can't see the tone even though I can hear it when it goes off hook. Very frustrating.
llanwydd: what do you miss about dial-up, tween?
BigTweenIsWatching: A good borad band is a wonderful thing, Dex ;)
BigTweenIsWatching: Not having it when the broadband flakes
Dexter Fong: A bad Borat Band is really kinda creepy
BigTweenIsWatching: broad band
BigTweenIsWatching: lol
llanwydd: lol
Merlyn: what about Borax?
Dexter Fong: Broat Band
Dexter Fong: Borax and the 20 Mule Team Band live on Hee Haw!
Otto Yamamoto: 29 mule team Borat?
llanwydd: there was a major power outage in my hometown yesterday
Otto Yamamoto: nuts, too slow and 9 over
llanwydd: everything was oout
llanwydd: out
Dexter Fong: Canadian eh?
Otto Yamamoto: Hey, I need a car, too
Mudhead: put that back in your pants
cease: B minus
Merlyn: 9 too many nuts?
llanwydd: it resulted from an osprey's nest
Bambi: oout'n ze lights
Dexter Fong: llan: YOu don't live in a place big enough to have a major outage
llanwydd: one I used to drive past frequently
Bambi: we had an outage in the last year from kudzu on a pole
llanwydd: the nest was built on top of a telephone pole and apparently it finally contacted the power lines
Dexter Fong: Grilled Osprey a la Baby Bell
llanwydd: or whatever kind of pole it was
ah,clem: may I rape your cat, er take your hat...
Mudhead: damn squirels
Dexter Fong: Make your choice
Bambi: no Osprey were injured in the course of the event?
llanwydd: well, I don't know
llanwydd: but every gas station in town was closed
Mudhead: thats wy Im always tanked
Merlyn: try cat's neighborhood, oil is all over
cease: olive?
Bambi: sheesh ... that would be a pain ... especially if you needed to fill up ... and Murphy's Law would dictate...
Dexter Fong: Erl?
Otto Yamamoto: it's oil over mate!
cease: uncle duke?
Dexter Fong: You gotta oil over, otherwise you won't fit in the barrel
Otto Yamamoto: Murphy's Law? Jimmy G will smoke all yr marihuana
Mudhead: we use greece
Dexter Fong: We prefer Vretans
Merlyn: Boyle M. Owl must live there
llanwydd: and swim the english channel?
Dexter Fong: Cretans
cease: crickets and owls
Mudhead: Im gonna swim to Long Island
Dexter Fong: North Shore ??
BigTweenIsWatching: Hope it's a short trip
Dexter Fong: Beware of Block Island
llanwydd: that reminds me, did I ever tell you about the time I swam about three miles off miami beach?
Bambi: Cretans, Owls, Voles, Moles, Snakes, Morning Doves, Cats, Dogs, Chickens ... speaking of chickens, we will soon have a nice batch of chicks again :-)
llanwydd: I wrote about it somewhere. I don't remember if it was here
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Hate to tell you this, but easter is over
Bambi: it is?! shucks ...
llanwydd: I didn't have any trouble but the beach patrol was not too happy and they tried to pretend they rescued me
Merlyn: but a Noreaster is comin'
BigTweenIsWatching: Kewl, Bambi
cease: but Blues still runs like a bunny
Dexter Fong: Rabbits running in the ditch
Dexter Fong: Must be the season of the witch
Merlyn: the Warren court?
llanwydd: didn't hear about the noreaster
Bambi: we've had enough of the southwester already (monsoon season in VA)...maybe a noreaster would be better??
Merlyn: Waterboard Down
cease: lots of great versions of that song, dex
Dexter Fong: The war on court...How the Republicans plan to enslave us
llanwydd: I was in VA Beach one easter. no rain that year
Merlyn: All my weather reports are made up
llanwydd: '84
Mudhead: They already have
Bambi: how the banks have already ...
Bambi: lol Mud .. yeah
cease: nate silver on break room live today about minnesota, said pawlenty is plummeting in popularity. true?
Dexter Fong: But but but we *own* the banks now
Merlyn: I can't tell, I never liked him much
Mudhead: The banks own us
Dexter Fong: Cat: Who's Paw Plenty?
Merlyn: but the loooong recount is hurting him
Bambi: Extra, Extra, Read All About It: http://www.BambisMusings.com
cease: merl's governor
Dexter Fong: It's blind newsgirl
Bambi: or better yet, http://bambismusings.wordpress.com
cease: supposed to be repub presidential contender
Dexter Fong: A pretender contender
llanwydd: you are quite the blogger, bambi
Mudhead: I want an old style Inquisition, hang em!
BigTweenIsWatching: That's a great story, Bambi
Bambi: thanks llanwydd :-)
BigTweenIsWatching: She is indeed
Dexter Fong: No one expects an old style Inquisition
Mudhead: Thats why I want one
Dexter Fong: Ah you are expecting one
Dexter Fong: Then you won't get one
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: There's an unsuspected exprise for you
Bambi: thanks Tween :-)
Mudhead: As Obama slips more in the polls the Dems will start lookin for blood
Dexter Fong: uhhh.who's blood
Mudhead: Bush Cheney, Pallato
Dexter Fong: Sounds good to me
cease: i expect the spanish inquisition
Dexter Fong: and I don't even know who Pallato is
Merlyn: mustard bloodworst
BigTweenIsWatching: We have enough vampires on the loose already, Mud
Mudhead: Id love to find out who was withdrawin 1.5 billion an hour during the crash
Merlyn: blootwurst
Bambi: casting blame helps no one. they need to stop looking for a fall guy and get something done.
Dexter Fong: same thing Merl
Dexter Fong: Yah can't catch a REPUBLICAN IF"N YAH DON"T CAST YOUR BLAME
Bambi: lol Dex
BigTweenIsWatching: But, it's almost summer, Bambi
Dexter Fong: heh heh Bambi
Bambi: stream doing well?
BigTweenIsWatching: Beautifull, Bambi
Dexter Fong: Thack and bright tellow
Bambi: yea! :-)
BigTweenIsWatching: And that's important!
Dexter Fong: thick
llanwydd: for he's a thack and bright tellow...
llanwydd: which nobody can....sorry
llanwydd: don't mind me
Dexter Fong: thack you vury much
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Bambi: get one for me too Dex :-)
llanwydd: catherwood, get dex a refill so he doesn't have to be afk
||||||||| Catherwood gets dex a refill so he doesn't have to be afk.
Bambi: lol
Merlyn: Catherwood, gag me with a spoon
||||||||| Catherwood gags Merlyn with a spoon.
Bambi: Catherwood, please pour all our friends their favorite lovely beverage
||||||||| Catherwood gets all our friends their favorite lovely beverage.
BigTweenIsWatching: You can get a drink from Catherwood just for the afking!
||||||||| Catherwood gets an ice-cold Polar Pro.
Dexter Fong: Thank you Catherwood, and have one yourself
||||||||| Catherwood thank you and have ones himself .
llanwydd: LOL
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, I despair
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to Dexter Fong and mumbles "Something I can help with?"
Bambi: we found another of Merlyn's easter eggs?
Dexter Fong: Maybe you can hatch em Bambi and add to your chick collec5tion
Bambi: lol
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Otto Yamamoto - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: there are some generic terms he recognizes
Merlyn: Catherwood, get everyone something to eat
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone something to eat.
Bambi: uh, oh ... poor yammy
Dexter Fong: Globner's
Merlyn: Catherwood, get everyone some food
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone some food.
Merlyn: blah
Merlyn: Catherwood, get everyone food
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone food.
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, get everyone facing the same direction
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone facing the same direction.
Bambi: Catherwood, get all our friends some food
||||||||| Catherwood gets all our friends some food.
llanwydd: I wish I knew which direction it is
Dexter Fong: Upward!!!
Bambi: Catherwood get all our friends their favorite food
||||||||| Catherwood gets all our friends their favorite food.
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Are you tutoring C'wood?
llanwydd: catherwood is very concilliating tonight
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside llanwydd and queries "Did you need me?"
Merlyn: it might only work with "me"
Merlyn: Catherwood, get me something to eat
||||||||| Catherwood gets Merlyn a bowl of Loosner's Caster-Oil Flakes.
Bambi: could be :-)
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, get me some colthes
||||||||| Catherwood gets Dexter Fong some colthes.
Dexter Fong: clothes
Dexter Fong: duh
llanwydd: catherwood, ghjfkldyurcvbnmerty me
||||||||| Catherwood ghjfkldyurcvbnmertys llanwydd.
BigTweenIsWatching: lol
Dexter Fong: llan: Do you know what you
Dexter Fong: 've done?
Bambi: Catherwood, whats the score?
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Bambi and mumbles "oh, fuck off Bambi!"
Bambi: lol
BigTweenIsWatching: Catherwood, please throw another shrimp on the barbie
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to BigTweenIsWatching and mumbles "oh, fuck off BigTweenIsWatching!"
BigTweenIsWatching: lol
Dexter Fong: Now C'wood is going to ghjfkldyurcybnmertys everybody
llanwydd: I guess catherwouldn't
Bambi: Catherwood is in a mood
||||||||| Catherwood iss in a mood.
BigTweenIsWatching: looks like
Bambi: lol
Merlyn: Catherwood, get me a radio so I can listen to Nick Danger
||||||||| Catherwood gets Merlyn a radio so i can listen to nick danger.
Dexter Fong: Catherwood speaks menacingly
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Dexter Fong and yells "My ears are burning..."
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, piss on your ears
||||||||| Catherwood pisses on his ears.
Dexter Fong: Feel better C'wood
BigTweenIsWatching: Then pull them out of the cornstarch, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks right past BigTweenIsWatching
Bambi: lol
BigTweenIsWatching: LOL
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, march in place until further notice
||||||||| Catherwood marches in place until further notice.
BigTweenIsWatching: Catherwood, pat your head and whistle
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to BigTweenIsWatching and queries "Something I can help with?"
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, I didn't tell you to stop marching in place
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to Dexter Fong and mumbles "Would you like something?"
Dexter Fong: Yes, Catherwood, I'd like you to do the Lambata
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside Dexter Fong and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, Dexter Fong!"
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, gibberish
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to Dexter Fong and inquires "Someone mention my name?"
BigTweenIsWatching: Catherwood, give yourself a break
||||||||| Catherwood gives himself a break.
llanwydd: he can't march in place this month. he'll have to may
Dexter Fong: Taunting an AI, does it get any better?
ah,clem: Catherwood, please do the Lambata
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside ah,clem and says "My ears are burning..."
Merlyn: this from the 1995 tour?
Dexter Fong: You know the routine Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Dexter Fong
ah,clem: Catherwood do the Lambata
||||||||| Catherwood walks right past ah,clem
ah,clem: lol
BigTweenIsWatching: Don't know, Merl - from Side 3 of Box
ah,clem: box of Danger, Merl
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, show everyone the lambata
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside Dexter Fong and mumbles "Did you need me?"
llanwydd: I remember the lambasta
Dexter Fong: Was it good, llan?
llanwydd: that's the part I don't remember
cease: good figh langostines
BigTweenIsWatching: Looking at the liner notes, Merl
ah,clem: Catherwood, please show me the lambata
||||||||| Catherwood shows ah,clem the lambata.
Dexter Fong: Somewhere aboard the Good Fish Langostino
Bambi: there ya go, clem lol
BigTweenIsWatching: 1993 in PA, I think, Merl
llanwydd: see that, you have to ask politely
ah,clem: ha ha ha, ah ha
BigTweenIsWatching: Back From The Shadows concert
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, please show me the mashed POTATO
||||||||| Catherwood shows Dexter Fong the mashed potato.
Merlyn: ok, was part of the same tour (1993, not 95) but not the exact same show I saw in Chicago
llanwydd: catherwood is going to show you the door before too long
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to llanwydd and asks "Did you want me?"
BigTweenIsWatching: Must be - the Reunion Tour
BigTweenIsWatching: Making a box set like that was a great idea.
BigTweenIsWatching: A real 'collector's item'
Dexter Fong: Box sets are always a good idea
Bambi: Hemlock Stones and Honey Sanchez send their regards. Stones is very tired and has to get up early to greet workmen who are working on his house. Honey is getting ready for a trip to Albuquerque. They hope all are well and happy.
Dexter Fong: Thank you Bambi
BigTweenIsWatching: And back at them :-)
cease: all happiness to them
BigTweenIsWatching: Have been worried about Honey
Dexter Fong: and wellness too
llanwydd: my regards to them as well
ah,clem: by the time she gets to Albuquerque I'll be risin'
Dexter Fong: Throw a towel over it clem
llanwydd: anybody want coffee?
Dexter Fong: Altte?
Dexter Fong: Latte?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Good timing Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to Dexter Fong and asks "Did you need me?"
llanwydd: altoid?
Dexter Fong: The altoid had been altered
Dexter Fong: A killer robot
BigTweenIsWatching: So that makes this "Shack Out On The Alien Highway"
cease: it sounds like they dont know whether to say somehting original or just do the old lines
Dexter Fong: No tween, this is live
BigTweenIsWatching: Part-1: Nick Begines The Case - Oct 27, 2001
Dexter Fong: A concert so to speak
llanwydd: well, I'm out of here. see you next thoisdy
BigTweenIsWatching: Part-2: The Case Continues - Nov 17, 2001
Dexter Fong: Leaving early, llan?
Bambi: have a great night llanwydd
Bambi: see ya next week
BigTweenIsWatching: Part-3: The Suspects Segue - Dec 15, 2001
cease: by llan
BigTweenIsWatching: Satellite Radio shows, Dex - XM, one would assume
BigTweenIsWatching: Be well, LL
Dexter Fong: Tween: Yes, this one is
BigTweenIsWatching: The next two as well
Dexter Fong: Three in a row
cease: does anyone else have the impression they used nick instead of new stuff cuz it was easier
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes
Dexter Fong: But then the shows were two hours. were they not?
cease: they have spoken of this in interviews. how they can make so eaisly flal into nick routines
Dexter Fong: They also did some Mark Time stuff, and the usual improving
cease: not on the satelite, in general over the years
Dexter Fong: Ah..Well Cat it is a fundemental radio genre which they all knew well
cease: 3 faces of al, bride of firesign, you might even say all of austin'swork
Dexter Fong: And very popular as well =))
cease: it was also their most popular riff
cease: epole who didnt get into the other albums liked nick
Dexter Fong: See..I told you so
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: oh they still do new stuff brilliantly.
Dexter Fong: Wife just called with a parking spot, will be back soon, everybody stay where you are
cease: i'm surprised mark time hasnt met nick danger,
cease: the case of the two timing time traveler
BigTweenIsWatching: Not a bad idea, cease
Bambi: would be a kewl meeting CAT
Bambi: Cat
cease: with some roller maidens thrown in
cease: some of austin's faux country music
ah,clem: "please, Jesus, stop for gas"
||||||||| Mudhead rushes off, saying "10:17 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Merlyn: Proctor had a list of adjectives he was improvising from for the cheese descriptions
cease: it is a rich source
Merlyn: ha ha
Merlyn: that was a dig about the missing couple seconds at the start of Electrician
Merlyn: See http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/wfte_bad.html
cease: i'll have to listen to that again
cease: is this the wolfgang's vault show?
BigTweenIsWatching: Ooh, Sony botched the printing, eh?
ah,clem: is "what this country needs"
Merlyn: yeah, they fixed it though
BigTweenIsWatching: Yeah
cease: wow. how firesonian
BigTweenIsWatching: These things happen
ah,clem: our farces in other countries, lol
BigTweenIsWatching: Need to find a copy of Ginger Baker's Air farce, just for old times sake
ah,clem: kiss Mr. Assinger
cease: we had the farce. he had the force
ah,clem: er, ask Mr. Kissenger
Bambi: lol
BigTweenIsWatching: This is pretty good :)
cease: i think these guys were funny kids
BigTweenIsWatching: Can you imagine?
ah,clem: they still are
BigTweenIsWatching: true, clem ;)
BigTweenIsWatching: A lot of it is of course the chemistry
cease: i think they wer emaking their classmates laugh when they were in elementary school
BigTweenIsWatching: Wouldn't doubt it
cease: they have been used to getting laughs for a long time
cease: it is supposed to be addictive
Merlyn: they're all great hams
cease: the primise of lenny bruce's lone ranger bit
BigTweenIsWatching: Has any heard if they're releasing video of the Montery concert?
BigTweenIsWatching: anyone
BigTweenIsWatching: It was so much fun to watch them doing Weirdly Cool
Dexter Fong: Back
BigTweenIsWatching: Find a nice spot?
Bambi: wb Dex
Dexter Fong: Yes Tween, thanks
cease: and they burfst into song spontaneously
cease: welcome back, dex
Merlyn: hey dex
Dexter Fong: Hi Merl
Bambi: ah, getting to visit AZ again tonight
Merlyn: we had 4 cameras filming the Monterey show, tween
Bambi: the table town
BigTweenIsWatching: That bodes well, I guess, Merl :)
BigTweenIsWatching: Think it has potential as a commercial release?
BigTweenIsWatching: It was great to hear them say it went so well they're willing to do some more shows together
Merlyn: they're planning to, tween, plus have lots of audio for downloading
Merlyn: not free though, except for samples
cease: great news!
BigTweenIsWatching: New stuff?
Dexter Fong: Don't mind the "not free" providing it sounds decent and isn't prohibitively expensive
Merlyn: that's the idea dex
BigTweenIsWatching: From iTunes, or where?
Dexter Fong: Oh please, not I tunes or any other compressed source
Merlyn: have the best audio of the most obscure bits for the real fans, etc
Merlyn: firesignworld.com probably
BigTweenIsWatching: Well, please put me on the list for when it's available
Bambi: oh, ok. they don't have it available just yet then?
Dexter Fong: Tween: You're on everybodies list
Merlyn: if you're on the firesign mailing list, it'll be sent out there
BigTweenIsWatching: That's my problem, Dex lol
Bambi: I am still on the list right? It seems like it's been awhile since I got a mailing
Dexter Fong: Does anyone here know if Wolfman Jack is still alive?
cease: no
Dexter Fong: No He's dead or no, don't know?
BigTweenIsWatching: I get the stuff from fl0tsam@firesigntheatre.com
BigTweenIsWatching: Don't think so, Dex
Merlyn: now I gotta censor that, I don't want spam coming to the mailing list address
BigTweenIsWatching: died July 1 1995
BigTweenIsWatching: Sorry, man :(
cease: 14 years ago already
Merlyn: oops, killed your wiki link
Dexter Fong: Reason I ask is a radio station I have on at work has been running a commercial with a Wolfman jack announcer...not just the sound of the voice which is not terribly difficult, but the patter and jive of Jack
Merlyn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack
Dexter Fong: Thank you MERLYN =)
Bambi: http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/ says Wolfman Jack is dead. Died 07/01/1995 at 57
Dexter Fong: Ever since you got that broadband brain connection, all you do is think and the URL pops up
Bambi: (heart attack)
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: Sounds better in parenthesis Bambi
BigTweenIsWatching: It'll happen in one form or another, Dex
BigTweenIsWatching: (thinking a URL)
Dexter Fong: I'd like it to happen in the form of three large swedish girls romping in the sauna
BigTweenIsWatching: LOL
cease: wow, he was younger than i am now
ah,clem: yes, the wolfman died in '95, sad
||||||||| Catherwood leads Donk into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, grumbles something about 10:48 PM, then departs.
Bambi: hey Don
BigTweenIsWatching: Hey Don
Dexter Fong: Hey Don K!!
BigTweenIsWatching: Sorry you couldn't make it earlier. We've had some good bits tonight
cease: hi donk
Bambi: wow, you had to give Catherwood a $3 gratuity to get in? ;-)
||||||||| Catherwood gets in -).
Donk: hey Bambi, tween dester and all
cease: i thikn he was 57 for a long time
Donk: hey cease
Donk: lol
Merlyn: hey donk
Donk: hey Merlyn
Bambi: enjoying your laptop?
Dexter Fong: Liking my lap bottom even more
Donk: yeah sitting in my car in the dark, trying to type on a new computer
Dexter Fong: On a stake out, Donk?
Bambi: LOL, was wondering if that was the case Don :-)
Donk: excuse the typos and delay while i figure this thing out
cease: sounds like nick donker
Bambi: but of course
cease: you ask me to excuse Your typos? LOL
Dexter Fong: You mean renoD kciN?
Donk: listening to FST on the road is nice
cease: yes its wonderful in that audio environment
BigTweenIsWatching: Yeah, that cell phone thing Austin did for one of the XM shows was pretty good
BigTweenIsWatching: Think it was Alien Highway
Dexter Fong: You mean State Highway "51"?
BigTweenIsWatching: Was that it?
Dexter Fong: Yep> Runs from touchdown to lieder
Merlyn: shack out on the alien highway
Dexter Fong: Don't mind if I do
Dexter Fong: Mind if I bring Donk's car?
Bambi: only if I can bring his laptop LOL
Merlyn: It's on the website here: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/xmradio/danger.html
Dexter Fong: That's a deal breaker
Dexter Fong: Only room for my lap bottom
Dexter Fong: and my peripherals
Merlyn: the play in window might be broken, I have to fix some things yet
Dexter Fong: The play has been defenestrated
BigTweenIsWatching: The play is the thing
Dexter Fong: Indeed it is..I say foul everyone in sight
cease: wihle the cat is away
Dexter Fong: and the Zebras too
Dexter Fong: The mouse will roam
BigTweenIsWatching: Are you the roaming umpire?
Dexter Fong: No I'm the roaming mouse, I just told you
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
BigTweenIsWatching: lol
Bambi: only a minute off ... not bad
Bambi: or maybe it is only 1/2 a minute
BigTweenIsWatching: Very good indeed, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside BigTweenIsWatching and queries "Something I can help with?"
Dexter Fong: and types in caps
Dexter Fong: Canyou help me with something Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood helps Dexter Fong with something.
Merlyn: hey, see you next week
Dexter Fong: Hey...you betcha
||||||||| "11:02 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Merlyn, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
BigTweenIsWatching: Nite, Merl
Bambi: see ya next time Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, bring MERLYN back to this chat
||||||||| Catherwood gets merlyn back to this chat.
cease: by merl
Donk: night Merlyn
Bambi: thanks Clem! :-)
Dexter Fong: Bambi, why thanks clem (if I'm not being to personal)
BigTweenIsWatching: Well, that's it for me, folks. Thanks so much for your efforts, clem
Bambi: for a great show :-)
Donk: hey
BigTweenIsWatching: Until last time, again...
||||||||| BigTweenIsWatching departs at 11:05 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Donk: hey Clem, yes i'm listening
cease: by tween
Bambi: mr. ah, clem, mr. ah,clem, please report to the hospitality shelter ....
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: Night tween, I look forward, as always, to the appearance of you name next week
Bambi: have a great night Tween
Dexter Fong: Goodnight clem, and thank you very much
cease: great show as always, clem
cease: good to have you in 2 places at once
Donk: thanks , clem
Bambi: and thanks to upgrades on the cellular :-)
ah,clem: good night everyone!
Dexter Fong: Good reception, Bambi
Bambi: see ya soon clem
ah,clem: and thanks as always
Dexter Fong: Yeah, that ah clem guy is pretty popular around these parts
||||||||| ah,clem rushes off, saying "11:07 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Donk: well i'm stealing wifi tonite, but cellular much better for me too
Bambi: have a great night everyone! hope to see ya in #cni chat
cease: all the berst, bambi
Bambi: and all the best to you too Cat
Dexter Fong: Night bambi, good to have all three of you here tonight
Bambi: thanks Dex ... great to be back!
cease: crab canneloni in oven. probalby wants to get out
Bambi: Nytol!
||||||||| Bambi leaves at 11:09 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..."
Dexter Fong: What kind of crab, Cat?
cease: dungeness i think. its the local crab
cease: never had a crab i didnt find delicious
Dexter Fong: I just found out that the Dungeness crab is kinda related to the east coast, blue crab,,,but bigger
Dexter Fong: Donk, you need a cuppa coffee?
cease: maybe this time next year we'll be having crab in nyc, dex
cease: crab coffee, now that sounds awful
Dexter Fong: Looking forward to it Cat
cease: see you here next week. you too donk,
Dexter Fong: Night Cat
||||||||| cease scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's cease?! It's 11:13 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Dexter Fong: Night Don K
Donk: nite dexter
||||||||| Outside, the 11:19 PM uptown bus from Virginia pulls away, leaving Principalpoop coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Principalpoop: oops hi and night night whoever
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: i lost track of time, i saw the whole thing, what happened?
Principalpoop: oops, cheerio and ciao donK
Principalpoop: bye bye
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llanwydd close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 11:21 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the vestibule.
llanwydd: can't sleep. waiting for my ambien to kick in
llanwydd: anybody still here?
||||||||| 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 dengue fever
||||||||| Donk - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Principalpoop - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| 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
Otto Yamamoto
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And, "The Home Team"