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 July 23, 2009 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Firebroiled in through the front door at 8:56 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
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: Now, let me sock it to you, baby! [stack of evidence] .
It’s clear, from these Underground Films .
shot in your bedroom .
by the Free Food and Drugged Administration,.
that you’ve been dolling out unauthorized bread and water.
to a chick who lost her Free Food Card!

||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 9 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Firebroiled: My fellow Americans:
This morning, at 6:25 A. M.,
Pacific Standard time,
combined elements of the Imperial Japanese navy and air force
ruthlessly attacked our naval base at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands.

I have conferred this morning with Congress
and the Chiefs of Staff in emergency session.
We have reached our rendezvous with destiny!
It is our unanimous and irrevocable decision
that the United States of America
unconditionally surrender!

And now, my wife and I would like to return with you

for the thrilling conclusion of “Private Nick Danger, Third Eye.”

||||||||| Firebroiled leaves to catch the 9:01 AM train to Hawaii.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Dexter Fong', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:48 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
||||||||| llandfyll enters at 8:52 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Chapeau Manger.
llandfyll: Hey Dex!
Dexter Fong: Hello Broiled and *real* chatters to come...got company so will be in and out tonight....see y'all when I see you
llandfyll: I guess we're early
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'llanddfyll', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:57 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'ah,clem', just granted probation at 8:59 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanddfyll: welcome, clem
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre", it's just starting now...'
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| "9:02 PM? 9:02 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Bambi should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Bambi enters and sits in the comfy chair.
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends :-)
llanddfyll: hi bambi
Bambi: hey llan
ah,clem: hi all
Bambi: Hey Clem :-)
Bambi: Catherwood, please pour everyone their favorite lovely beverage
||||||||| Catherwood gives everyone their favorite lovely beverage.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies cease into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:05 PM, then departs.
Bambi: thank you Catherwood for the toasted almond
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Bambi and inquires "Would you like something?"
llanddfyll: thanks cathy
ah,clem hickup
Bambi: lol
cease: did i hear the word beverage?
Bambi: you sure did!
Bambi: wb Cat
llanddfyll: good evening, c
ah,clem: "I'll drink to that"
Bambi: lol
cease: eobe. great choice
llanddfyll: you're low on oil
cease: always a good idea
ah,clem: getting low on butter as well...
cease: ll is here to fill all our oil needs
Bambi: lol
llanddfyll: catherwood, give me an Airhead Lite
||||||||| Catherwood gives llanddfyll an airhead lite.
||||||||| It's 9:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llandfyll - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanddfyll: well at least I gained a consonant
ah,clem: lol
cease: consistant
llanddfyll: a few minutes ago I got my microwave oven to work for the first time in about a year
||||||||| Mudhead bounds in at 9:11 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanddfyll: I'm ecstatic
llanddfyll: Hey Muddy!
cease: did you remember it's elf name?
ah,clem: or radioactive at least, lol
Mudhead: Vielcommen, Bienevue, Welcome!
cease: hji mud
Mudhead: llan my clock is right twice a day
llanddfyll: or at least static
llanddfyll: the only clock I have is on my microwave but I don't want to press my luck
llanddfyll: maybe try it later
||||||||| Catherwood escorts wake (the flake) inside, makes a note of the time (9:13 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanddfyll: I'm trying my homemade wine tonight as well
llanddfyll: good evening wake
wake (the flake): Hello everyone!
llanddfyll: but my microwave very successfully cooked two small potatoes and I'm happy
cease: ah wake
wake (the flake): wine ll?
cease: are you having sanuk tonight?
llanddfyll: yeah, I've started my old hobby again
cease: good for you, llan
Bambi: hi Mudhead, Wake,
wake (the flake): sanuk on saturday, I think
Bambi: and Dex away
llanddfyll: tonight I'm trying my ordinary concord grape wine and I might try my cider a little later
llanddfyll: what is sanuk?
wake (the flake): sanuk = fun
llanddfyll: the canadian version of sanka?
wake (the flake): general enjoyment
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:17 PM, dragging Principalpoop by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this web surfer?"
Principalpoop: hello,
cease: i was reading a book, guiy travelling aorund eating. when in banghkok, he learend sanuk, jai yen and mai pen lai
llanddfyll: Hey Princ!
Mudhead: mm cider...
wake (the flake): Hey there poopy
cease: hi poop
Mudhead: hi pp
ah,clem: hello Mr. Principal
cease: it is highly unlikely i'll ever go to thailand so this is my only chance to use them
Principalpoop: one of my hard disks failed last week, everybody remember to do backups
cease: always a good idea, poop
Principalpoop: yes, how is everybody?
llanddfyll: I made some dal tonight as well. you've got to try that sometime
llanddfyll: it's not hard to make just boil and puree some lentils and add onion, cumin and ginger
wake (the flake): highly unlikely? are you allergic to bananas?
cease: yes i've made dal. my wife is way into indian food
llanddfyll: I have never had any allergies of any kind
Principalpoop: hot dal or cold dal?
wake (the flake): lentils
llanddfyll: well, I had it hot
cease: yes, a good bean dish
cease: with mint?
Bambi: sounds good llan
wake (the flake): yummers ll
llanddfyll: we should have a dal drop next new year
Principalpoop: cumin? come on now....
wake (the flake): alloy mahk
llanddfyll: I never put mint in dal but it sounds interesting
cease: only one dal?
cease: i nver had a shiso leaf with an apricot before a few weeks ago. now it's a staple. i'm thinking more herb attractions
llanddfyll: well, there's only one dal I'd drop in on but that's another story
llanddfyll: is shiso like miso?
Principalpoop: thank you dal ling
Principalpoop: what winamp version should I get?
llanddfyll: LOL Princ
cease: no, miso is a soil substance. shiso is a plant
llanddfyll: aha
cease: lcalled a japanese mint but it isnt a mint, very disctinct taste
wake (the flake): I was thinking about honoring some things we all take for granted but that have really contributed to mankind.
cease: wonderful deep friend in tempura
Principalpoop: like toes wake? stuff like that?
cease: such as, wake?
wake (the flake): I think the lowly lentil might be one.
llanddfyll: I love tempura at The Mikado in Glens Falls, NY
llanddfyll: but my alltime favorite japanese food is sukiyaki
Principalpoop: Leave Lentil Alone, baraaaaw
wake (the flake): certainly the maple tree
cease: we wouldnt have a flag without it
ah,clem: rice, potatoes, sugar cane, corn, saki, rye, rum, whiskey...stuff like that?
Bambi: lentils good :-)
wake (the flake): garlic
cease: that was the first japanese food i had, llan. long ago
Bambi: garlic ... yes, must have garlic
Principalpoop: mustard
Principalpoop: in graduate school I did a major report about condiments hehehe
llanddfyll: my favorite japanese restaurant was shogun in Rome, NY but it closed and now my favorite is the Mikado
Bambi: hey princep
wake (the flake): clem has quite a list going
Principalpoop: hi keepers of the root, keep doing your backups regularly
llanddfyll: Shogun was where I first tried tempura and gyoza
llanddfyll: and sake
llanddfyll: for it's own sake
Bambi: lol
cease: when you have food cooked in sake and drink sake with it, a perfect pairing
Bambi: don't think I have had sake
wake (the flake): how about the salmon fish and the tarot root?
llanddfyll: the waitress/owner said "how you rike sake?"
cease: i only drink it with said food, bambi, but i drank a lot of the good stuff in japan.
ah,clem: you would not care for it Bambi, very strong
Bambi: ah, ok
llanddfyll: she always told me "for you I eriminate onions"
wake (the flake): sake is good but SO expensive.
llanddfyll: but it was only in the sukiyaki that I didn't want onions, not in tempura
Bambi: I love this bit lol
cease: i never liked sweet sake, but the great dry sakes are between a great wine and a great cup of tea
cease: me too bambi
||||||||| Catherwood leads WCGuy into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:30 PM, then departs.
llanddfyll: Hey Duke
llanddfyll: as in dukenfield
Bambi: hi wcguy
cease: you must get good sake in thailand, wake
cease: hi wc
Dexter Fong: Hi clem Bambi Cat llan poop wake Mudhead
WCGuy: evening, bambi, cease, and all
Bambi : -)
Principalpoop: hi wcguy
Dexter Fong: WC Fields!!!!
Bambi: lol
wake (the flake): We ordered up a serving once... came in a wooden box
Bambi: wb Dex
Principalpoop: wf fong
Dexter Fong: thanks Bambi
WCGuy: "I never drink water....."
Dexter Fong: and woof woof to you poop
Bambi: I rarely don't drink water lol
llanddfyll: Who put pineapple juice in my pineapple juice!
WCGuy: My favorite: "A Man's gotta believe in something. I believe I'll have another drink."
Dexter Fong: Me too
llanddfyll: on the whole I'd rather be in philadelphia
Dexter Fong: another drink that is
Principalpoop: i thought sure i had seen groucho and the cigar story, it is a myth...
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, please give me another drink
||||||||| Catherwood gives Dexter Fong another drink.
llanddfyll: told you princ
Dexter Fong: Thank you Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "Just doing my job!"
Dexter Fong: A damn well too Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside Dexter Fong and mumbles "Someone mention my name?"
Principalpoop: i should listen to you llan, i apologize
Dexter Fong: Me
cease: hi dex
Dexter Fong: Hi cat
llanddfyll: lol
Bambi: hey Clem
llanddfyll: catherwood, pour me another cheap vino
||||||||| Catherwood brings llanddfyll another cheap vino.
llanddfyll: thanks, cathy
Bambi: lol
llanddfyll: I have five sister named cathy actually
Principalpoop: bambi was calling you clem, oops, there you are
llanddfyll: sisters
cease: oh, its the great clem voice
Dexter Fong: "actually" is their middle name
Bambi :-)
llanddfyll: cathleen, catherine, catholic, cathode and catheter
Principalpoop: 1970 lordy lordy
ah,clem: catheter lol
Dexter Fong: What about your adopted chinese sister Cathay
Bambi: catheo?
llanddfyll: guess who's fordy
Bambi: chatty catheo?
llanddfyll: oh, yeah, her
ah,clem: the moon lander, lol
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:38 PM and late as usual, it's Bunnyboy, just back from Seattle."
cease: sounds like your folks cathed out
Bunnyboy: Heddo.
Bambi: hey Bunny
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
cease: the bun man commeth
llanddfyll: Hey Bunnyboy!
Dexter Fong: Hi bunny
Bunnyboy: It's coming along....slowly...ever so slowly...
Bunnyboy: Wiki!
llanddfyll: seen any great old movies lately, bunny?
Dexter Fong: Watta!
Bambi: wiki tiki tavi?
llanddfyll: robert osbourne recently said, if there is a movie you haven't seen, it isn't a classic
Principalpoop: wiki wikardo
llanddfyll: I disagree
Bambi: wa tay?
WCGuy: What are you hearing about the Hollywood shows?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with BeTweenHere&Eternity close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:41 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the sitting room.
Bunnyboy: llan: I have at least 2, burning a hole on my back Sterilite. Billy Wilder flicks.
Principalpoop: hi tween
Dexter Fong: Hi Tween
cease: witchi tai to
Bambi: hey Tween
llanddfyll: Hey Tweeny!
cease: we isnt hearing anything yet, wc
wake (the flake): I am in the middle of "Dead Reckoning" ---> Bogart film noir
cease: that would be merl, and he aint here
Bunnyboy: Buy noooooo! I had to waste my time on modern frippery.
llanddfyll: what wilder have I seen? Some like it Hot...Sunset Boulevard...what was the other one?
cease: as you type, wake?
llanddfyll: Double Indemnity is great
Bambi: have you all seen Warehouse 13 and Castle yet?
cease: that's unnecessary multitasking
llanddfyll: haven't seen those, bambi
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Yes, yes WC
wake (the flake): no.. I am at work now
cease: i can barely type as is
BeTweenHere&Eternity: You can't cheat a horseman
Bambi: might want to check them out
Principalpoop: knowing with nicholas cage is a cheerful movie, but new
llanddfyll: I think I saw the worst movie of all time today
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Er, honest man
Principalpoop: i like merlin and wearhouse 13
cease: you get paid for chatting?
llanddfyll: it was worse than Plan 9 From Outer Space
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Pray tell, LL
Bunnyboy: llan: I *will* watch the Wilder, or my name isn't Wilson.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Ah, Fred Wood
llanddfyll: it was called The Undertaker and His Pals
Dexter Fong: or mine
cease: what is it, llan?
Bambi: Clem found Castle and thought I might like it ... I did indeed
llanddfyll: its a comedy that plays like a horror movie
BeTweenHere&Eternity: GodScilla?
wake (the flake): hmmmm I guess you could say that cease. Do you need any high temp hydraulic fluid?
llanddfyll: it's good for one or two guffaws but it is really awful
Principalpoop: get more sugar, and cumin
ah,clem: kitty crap good for garlic, lol
Bambi: btw: if you liked Firefly, you'll probablyl like Castle
cease: that's a great firesign line, wake
Dexter Fong: But it won't keep the vampires away clem
Bambi: same guy as lead
Principalpoop: serenity now
cease: firefly, the sf western?
Bambi: yep
llanddfyll: not familiar with ff
cease: i enjoyed fhat but never saw buffy and no interest in vampires
llanddfyll: except rufus t ff
Dexter Fong: So people call them glow worms
Principalpoop: no cat, the syfy western
Bambi: another one I really enjoyed
Bambi: they always kill the good shows sadly
Dexter Fong: They also kill them gladly
cease: was the bob and doug show shown in your country?>
llanddfyll: I can't get used to this new acronym, syfy
cease: i got facebook friended thru firesign from some guy from sctv, or something
Dexter Fong: Only as part of Second City TV cat
Principalpoop: i hate it too llan, like the time change, i must adjust
ah,clem: only for those with a cband dish, Cat
cease: no this was a brand new cartoon. they were garbage collectors. both guys involved in it but only dave leant his voice
ah,clem: used to watch it on anik 2
llanddfyll: the best thing they ever showed on the scifi channel was dark shadows
cease: i thought it would have been boradcasdt to the states as i know sctv was loved there
llanddfyll: but that was years ago
BeTweenHere&Eternity: So, anybody know how to swap out an ABS computer array from a '94 Jimmy?
BeTweenHere&Eternity is just kidding
cease: a llt of it took place in a bowling alley
Principalpoop: part the hard disk first
Principalpoop: k
cease: they got almost southparkian in one show on religion
ah,clem: watched all the dark shadows when they first aired, long before sci-fi channel existed
Dexter Fong: PUll the mouse over to the curb
cease: hey tween
Principalpoop: ran home from school everyday ah, clem? bullies?
Bambi: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/
Bambi: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
BeTweenHere&Eternity: allo canuck
llanddfyll: I started watching dark shadows in 1970 about a year before it went off the air
llanddfyll: I was in 4th grade
ah,clem: same way it is done on a GMC sonoma, Tween, very carefully
WCGuy: Night kids. See ya in Hollywood.
Bunnyboy: cat: I sicced Juul Haalmeyer on you. Somehow, he friended me. Someone must have told him I'm an SCTV freak.
Principalpoop: ciao wc
Dexter Fong: Night Bill
llanddfyll: Nite WC
Bambi: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132290/
Bunnyboy: Juul was the costume designer...and namesake/leader of the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!
cease: by wc
ah,clem: it came on after school, at 4:30 I think, got home at 3:30
cease: oh ok, bun. i got the invite from godwilllo
Bambi: nite wc
Principalpoop: I thought Juul was the badguy in ghostbusters 1...
Dexter Fong: Clem: What did you do with extra hour?
cease: yes he referred me to sctv connection. i havnet looked into it, but i should
ah,clem: homework
Bambi: think so Clem ... used to watch it too
Principalpoop: i could not follow it
cease: that's delightful, bun
BeTweenHere&Eternity: WC says it's no problem, it's just this little chromium switch here
ah,clem: and racked my wine, lol
Principalpoop: like Lost today
Bunnyboy: Whenever they did variety show sketches (i.e. Lola Heatherton, Perry Como), they'd grab whoever was in the studio, dress them in spangle vests and jazz pants, and Voila!....The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers!
cease: would he know you as bunnyboy or as your non-here name
Dexter Fong: Yeah Bunny. who are you, anyway?
Principalpoop: spill the beans
Dexter Fong: drink that wine
Dexter Fong: kiss that girl
Bunnyboy: My FB page has my secret identity...David Shepherd.
Bunnyboy: Oops.
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: The famous astonaut?
Bunnyboy: Well...there it is.
Principalpoop: the guy from stargate atlantis?
Bunnyboy: Over a decade of radio silence, and now this.
cease: were given the word of jesus's birth while you were gathering your flocks?
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:56 PM and Merlyn sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: hi M
cease: merl, you just missed wc
Merlyn: hey dere
Dexter Fong: Nice sash MERLYN
ah,clem: now starring in "Kings"?
Bunnyboy: Dex: No, but my parents nearly DID name me Alan. Luckily, he was already a spaceman, by that time.
cease: what a mess
Dexter Fong: Aces, too bad
BeTweenHere&Eternity: We take folks in, even if they're tired and Haggard
Principalpoop: sashe
Merlyn: whoa, broadcasting from lebanon!
Bambi: Hey Merl
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Hi Merl :-)
Bunnyboy: And he was a ShepARD, anyway.
Dexter Fong: Even if they're tarred and Feathered
Merlyn: "sashay" is "sash" in pig latin
Bambi: lol yeah, it's amazing how we seem to get around lol
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Merlyn!
cease: merl, do you know who wc is?
Bambi: I love it; it's the only traveling we get to do these days lol
wake (the flake): "work... WORK!!!" Maynard G. Krebs
Principalpoop: send me some of their hashish
Dexter Fong: You're sashay has a certain cachay
Merlyn: as expected, BeTweenHere&Eternity's location is 'unknown'
cease: still a relavent thought, wake
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Elayne', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:58 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Principalpoop: HI E
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Elayne: Evenin' all!
cease: maybe he's on the...other side
Bambi: hey Elayne
cease: hey el
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Elayne!
Bunnyboy: Not in San Diego?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Austin via FL, IA, IN and MD
Dexter Fong: E: I'll say bye now cause you always rush off before i can say it at the proper time
Principalpoop: a new batch of people in, I had a hard disk failure last week, everybody remember to do backups....
Elayne: Can't afford it, Bunnyboy, even if any tickets or hotel rooms were available.
Merlyn: isn't WCGuy john rice?
Elayne: Remember, we're a one-income family, Robin hasn't had any assignments all year.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Elayne, you should do the Seinfeld dance
Merlyn: I had to do backups in gym class
Bambi: ouch princep ... sorry to hear that
wake (the flake): Sorry to leave in a rush... but the phone is beckoning.
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| WCGuy - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Sorry Dex!
Principalpoop: wake works
Elayne: I don't get it, Tween.
Bambi: night wake
cease: that would make sense, merl
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: Yes WC is John Rice...unless someone else has copped his name
cease: he sought info that only you would have, or so i told him
wake (the flake): so good to see yoiu all once again. "Keep 'em flying!"
BeTweenHere&Eternity: You're obviously not a Seinfeld fan if you can't do the Elayne dance
Principalpoop: Merl making sense? red letter day...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| wake (the flake) hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's wake (the flake)?! It's 10:01 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Merlyn: yes, older chats he says he's john rice
Bunnyboy: Time for the obligatory name check: How are doc and Lili?
Merlyn: did he come in because of the upcoming shows?
Principalpoop: Elayne dances better than me...
Dexter Fong: Tween: Which is it? Seinfeld or Elayne dance?
Elayne: I'm definitely not a Seinfeld fan. I watched it for maybe a season, then all the characters became very mean, and it stopped being funny for me.
cease: i havent heard from them in a while
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Thanks for asking about absent friends
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Ken says:
cease: hi ken proxie
Dexter Fong: Says what?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: It's usually 830, latest 9pm for weeknights, when I go to bed. I want to go to chat, stay just a few minutes, but that's impossible. Pretty soon, I'd look at my watch and it would be 1030 and I'd feel like shit at 5 when the alarm went off. Hell, I had the Friday off before July 4th and didn't even think about chat until I woke up without the alarm at 515 the morning of the day off. Habits are hard to break.
Elayne doesn't dance at all.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: And it would be very good to know about Doc & Lili
Elayne didn't get the whole Festivus thing for years.
Bambi: Hey Ken! great to hear from you! thanks for passing it on Tween
BeTweenHere&Eternity: It's a joke, E ;)
cease: ken's health is far more important than his joining us
Principalpoop: I meant the other Elayne, I am sure you dance fine
Bambi: yes, it would be very good to hear from Doc & Lili too
Elayne: The other Elayne spells her name "Elaine."
cease: elayne and dex live closer to them than i do, more likely they'd know
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Elayne in Seinfeld isn't just not much of a dancer...
Dexter Fong: That helps with the dancing
cease: ah, the firesigns playing steve miller. i wish dave were here
Principalpoop: ok, now I know how to tell you apart
BeTweenHere&Eternity: She makes dancing a threat lol
Dexter Fong: Cat: Haven't heard from them since they came to town for a movie date many months ago
Elayne: I vaguely remember something about that, Tween. Didn't watch too much of the show after the first season but I occasionally heard about bits on it.
cease: my fve group form that era, perfect confluence with firesign
BeTweenHere&Eternity: The Seinfeld series is underestimated
cease: before he sold out and they didnt get enough of a buyer
Elayne: Tween, I think it's overrated. I think it's the most overrated sitcom aside from maybe Friends, at which I never laughed, ever.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: FST in Austin, anyone?
Dexter Fong: Yes please
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Lili Tomlin is booked at the Paramount again
Elayne never cared for comedy about shallow, self-centered characters.
Dexter Fong likes deep self=centered chacters
Merlyn: but austin is one of the firesign theatre; that's metaphysically absurd
Principalpoop: Here!, oops I thought E was calling roll...
Bunnyboy: El: Not a Bob Hope or Daffy Duck fan?
Elayne: Absolutely, Dex, that's the secret behind Larry David's sitcom after all.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: In case anyone was remotely interested, who is their booking agent?
Dexter Fong: Ah, I didn't know that
Elayne: Not particularly, Bunnyboy.
Dexter Fong: But then I don't watch it
Bunnyboy: I guess I can't comment on FRIENDS...since I successfully avoided it like the plague.
Principalpoop: the american The Office is too mean for me
BeTweenHere&Eternity: OK
ah,clem: so many of the charachters we have grown to know were born of these shows, point in fact the rough imitation of Lorie, soon to be Rococco
Bunnyboy: ROSANNE, too.
Elayne: And I always found it incredible how Seinfeld, Friends et all took placle in a NYC without black people!
cease: i have missed most tv shows
Merlyn: I think you've died of the plague on Beat the Reaper, BB
Dexter Fong: We sent tham all on llocation in Dixie Elayne
Elayne: I don't watch a lot of TV now in the Reality Era.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Well, at least they had gay hispanics from puerto rico
cease: did anyone see the Ascent of Money on pbs
Dexter Fong: They're the best kind
cease: guess orignlaly on bbc
Elayne watches maybe 2 reality shows, having to do with cooking, and that's about it.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: That is a very good point, E
Merlyn: iron chef!
Principalpoop: rachel ray sold out, broke my heart
Elayne: That's one, Brian.
cease: rightwing scot economths, but brilliant imagery
Elayne: Although Iron Chef is more a surreality show.
Merlyn: today's ingredient: no anchovies!
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanddfyll - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Day At The Races was pretty good
Elayne: You can't say Rachael Ray sold out, she was never NOT a sell-out.
cease: how did the fiddlers get to llan?
cease: never seen any cooking show, dont really want to
Principalpoop: and she did not break my heart either hehe
Merlyn: old king cole let em in
Dexter Fong: Thru the holes in the scenery
BeTweenHere&Eternity: I generally hate musicals
Bambi: ...
Elayne: It's like people complaining about Top Chef hosts selling out. That show has more blatant, tasteless product placement than any other I've seen.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: But Day At The Races was pretty good
Elayne: Wow Cat, that surprises me. You're such a foodie, and you have no interest?
Merlyn: hey E, do you know what BDJ means regarding Iron Chef?
Elayne: Cat, tell me you at least watch Tony Bourdain's show.
cease: i walk by these butcher shops in my search for good shots, and they are almost impossible to look at
ah,clem: he knows how to cook, lol
Elayne: Not off the top of my head, Brian.
cease: yes el, that's travel more than cooking. just watched his van epiisode agin sunday. too much travle, not enough cooking
Elayne: "Bribe The Judge?
BeTweenHere&Eternity hands WC's AutoGyro so they can get to Austin
Dexter Fong: But cat you don't like cooking shows
cease: if nayone reads my blog, its all pix, no words these days
Elayne: Sorry, "Bribe De Judge"?
Merlyn: that's the nickname for the actress/singer who is always one of the 3 judges on the japanese version, "Bimbo du Jour"
Dexter Fong: Cat got his tounge?
Elayne: I've seen that, Cat. Mostly window-reflection photos.
Dexter Fong: tongue?
cease: therre are exceptions, dex. i appreciate his cinematography
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Or Willie's bus in Cal, which ever comes first
cease: dint like his book, thought he was a prick before seeing the show.
Elayne: Ah, gotcha Brian. The judge who inevitably eats and laughs with her hand over her face.
Merlyn: yep, it's like always 1 real food critic, 1 BDJ, and one famous person
Elayne: What is that all about culturally, Cat? Is it some sort of faux pas for a Japanese woman to actually laugh out loud?
cease: ive been into this aesthetic for decades, but have begun to pursue it on city streets most intensefly this month
Dexter Fong: Cat: Thought you were into anesthetics?
cease: unfortunatley, its summer here and my new love affair with skin cancer but be aborted immediately
Elayne: Brian, the American equivalent is, one person who knows about food, one person who's there for eye candy, and one morning chat show host. :)
BeTweenHere&Eternity: A Japanese woman never shows her hoop skirt
Bambi: except in the King of Siam
Bambi: but then they weren't Japanese
Dexter Fong: It is a puzzlement
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Well, except for that one time...
Dexter Fong: etcetera
cease: i visited my doc the other day and he said my face was the wrong colour for someone who wishes to avoid more skin cancer
Principalpoop: change your skin, like a leopard cat
Elayne: Yikes, Cat. Maybe you should only walk around with your camera on cloudy, low-UV days.
cease: hat not enough, only strongest sun block before i go outside
Dexter Fong: Cat: Were you wearing your blackface?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Can only wish you well, Van :(
Bambi: not good Cat :-(
cease: i spent today trimming the vines from taking over the deck, el. and it was cloudy to begin with
Bunnyboy: Ooh! Google's "logo pic" is all DC characters.
Bunnyboy: It better be Marvel tomorrow!
cease: a chameleon would be a good idea, poop
Elayne: Yes Bunnyboy, it's by Jim Lee.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: It was a dark and cloudy vine
Elayne: Apparently Jim said it's the most hits he's ever gotten. :)
cease: i felt like a eobe character fighting the kudzo take over
Principalpoop: stan lee's brother went with DC?
Elayne: Prinpoop, trust me, no relation. :)
Dexter Fong: poop: No, Jimmey Lee
Elayne: Stan's real surname is Lieber, his brother is (was?) Larry Lieber.
Bambi: real catch 22 there; natural vitamin D is very helpful with cancer
ah,clem: no relation, lol
Principalpoop: the larry leiber? I know that name
cease: i think about that, bambi
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Regnad's long boat was pulling up to New Froundland
Bunnyboy: Poop: Stan Lee's bro is Larry Lieber. Duh!
Elayne: It may be a common name, Prinpoop. Larry also worked at Marvel (or Timely, which was Marvel's original name).
Bunnyboy: Elayne: Yup. Larry still does the Spider-Man newspaper strip...which they've starting publishing in Comic Shop News.
Principalpoop: I was DC, got hooked into marvel when the silversurfer arrived...
Bunnyboy: And the strip gave Pete his wife back.
Elayne: That's right, Bunnboy, I'd forgotten!
Bambi: will have to go look at Robin's site ... I love comics and I love to look at the beautiful art like Robin and others do
Principalpoop: the green lantern movie was not bad
Bambi: figure he must have some new one there by now
BeTweenHere&Eternity: No, Green Lantern was very bad
Merlyn: I never liked the silver surfer
Elayne: Say Dex, I have a bloggy friend visiting NYC from Canada, and I'm going to meet her at Times Square tomorrow afternoon. Any good suggestions on where to show her around?
Bunnyboy: I sprung for last year's MARVEL CHRONICLES this week.
Bambi: always loved green lantern ... was one of my favorites
Principalpoop: why M, why tween?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Pink Panther was very funny
Bunnyboy: I am, and always have been, a Marvel geek.
Bunnyboy: My first comic, at age 7, was Spidey and the Lizard.
Merlyn: the silver surfer never appealed to me for some reason. Give me batman & spiderman
BeTweenHere&Eternity: The Big Brawl is still Jackie Chan's best movie
Bambi: that's awesome Bunny!
BeTweenHere&Eternity: He couldn't speak engrish
BeTweenHere&Eternity: He had to phonetic the words
Elayne: I love the Surer, Brian. Especially this one: http://www.soulmateproductions.com/Pages/folio/01.html
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Sorry we got company and i was away for a minute...
Elayne: Oops I meant "Surfer." I didn't mean to get the f out of there.
BeTweenHere&Eternity will not tell you what to do
Bunnyboy: It was a two-parter...and I never knew how it turned out...until I saw a MARVEL TALES reprint, in a magazine rack.
Dexter Fong: Hmm. Jeeze, I dunno...this is the big apple come to times square and see all the people?
Principalpoop: wow E wow, I had no idea, wow
Elayne: WB, Dex. Just wondering where to show an out-of-town friend around Times Square tomorrow (weather permitting).
Bambi: wow Bunny ...that's funny
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Elayne: What, Prinpoop, the illustration?
BeTweenHere&Eternity has vertigo, verily
Bambi: one for me too Dex :-)
Bunnyboy: That was when I was a sophomore in college! And the ending? Totally unexceptional, to the point where Stan Lee literally wrote the words "Blah blah blah" in the word balloons. But still, fun!
Principalpoop: yes and robin worked with him..
BeTweenHere&Eternity: LOL PhilA
Elayne: Yes, we're friendly with Alan. I've slept in his bed. :)
Bambi: LOL
Principalpoop: awesome
Merlyn: your goldilocks period?
Elayne: (He and Heather gave us their bedroom when we visited, they slept in one of hte kids' rooms.)
Elayne: The illustration is from the Marvel 9-11 charity book.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Well, you can't dig Earth, or you'll stand on your head
Principalpoop: ahh good, not a stalker, break in kind of deal...
Bambi: very nice Elayne
BeTweenHere&Eternity: You'd be spreaking Chinese
Elayne: The book was called HEROES. Sold pretty well too. Alan's and Robin's (and Pat's, she did the lettering) illo was like page 3.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Like the fan in my living room
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Made in TX, er, bye jing
Bambi: nice :-)
BeTweenHere&Eternity: PhilA doesn't pheel those phish anymore
Principalpoop: phil austin was a commercial pilot?
BeTweenHere&Eternity offers to give PhilA helicopter lessons
cease: im back. did i miss anything?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Hey Van
Elayne: Just the usual, Cat.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: "when did you do this before?" "Never..."
BeTweenHere&Eternity: 2010
cease: i was gone for a whole thursday last week
Dexter Fong: The usual cat...furry, kinda small, whiskers and a hat
cease: first time i ordered pasta and it was half basil
cease: amazingly good
Elayne: It's the season for basil, I guess.
cease: i t was an irish gastropub so i ordered an irish coffee.
Principalpoop: rathbone or the fawlty towers guy?
cease: worst irish coffee i ever had
cease: but the bail with pasta was fantastic
cease: citizne x, a great creation
Principalpoop: get your coffee from brazil or a tropical country cat... not ireland
cease: lol poop
Bunnyboy: FAWLTY TOWERS is getting the remaster treatment, for DVD release. Think the new edition is out in September or October.
BeTweenHere&Eternity: That was 'Moe' of the 3 Stooges in the bar in the movie "The Bank Dick", btw
Elayne: Fading fast again, I fear. Good night, Dex, wherever you are!
Principalpoop: now he was mean, but it is a funny mean
Elayne: Next week, all!
cease: al the best el
Dexter Fong: Night E
Principalpoop: have fun tomorrow E, ciao
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Great movie
Merlyn: ngith E
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 10:34 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..."
Bunnyboy: One of the features: Connie Booth, on the record, apparently for the first time.
Bunnyboy: nite Elayne!
||||||||| 10:35 PM -- Mudhead left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Principalpoop: i did not know until later that that was his real wife
cease: by mud
Principalpoop: lepers?
Dexter Fong: leapers?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: You have to have a good fly to catch a real wife
Dexter Fong: Lectors
Dexter Fong: My fly is dry
BeTweenHere&Eternity: lol
Principalpoop: i have a tse-tse fly
Merlyn: I have a tee-hee fly
Dexter Fong: Mine's a reasi fly
Principalpoop: teeny?
Dexter Fong: teasie
Principalpoop: throw a towel over it
Dexter Fong: throw a doily over it
Dexter Fong: Hello doily
Principalpoop: so small he uses a thimble for a cup...
cease: Hell, o. dolly
BeTweenHere&Eternity: I don't want to get your hops up
Dexter Fong: Don't get my her[es up either
Principalpoop: what about my barley?
Merlyn: trouble brewing?
Dexter Fong: herpes
cease: bear whiz beer, when you need to piss
cease: i saw bergman ask facebook about whether to have such a beer
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Paramount & Zach Scott are pretty good
Merlyn: FT might license a real bear whiz beer
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Or so I hear
Principalpoop: awesome
cease: i got that impression, merl
Merlyn: I suggested they do a beer with a little vinegar in it
cease: did he get enough positive feedback?
cease: i thoguht the name would put people off
Merlyn: they're looking at it
cease: as a beer drinker, you want to concentrate on the pleasure you get from driking it, not getting rid of it
Merlyn: maybe from these people: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/48969
BeTweenHere&Eternity: People keep play 'whack a chinchilla' with me
Merlyn: read the label
ah,clem: a little food coloring would do it nicely
BeTweenHere&Eternity: playing
Merlyn: cat, in a blind taste test, a little vinegar improves the taste
Merlyn: but only if you don't tell people
Dexter Fong: Tween, that's how they keep them from breathing
Principalpoop: Terrier Water?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "10:45 PM and late as usual, it's Dave, just back from Hellmouth."
cease: oh i see, merl
Dexter Fong: Hi Dave
Bunnyboy: I'm running away. Ta!
cease: serious opportunity, or open tappery
Dexter Fong: Tata Bunny
Bunnyboy: Hi, Dave! Bye, Dave!
cease: hey dave
||||||||| 10:46 PM: the Fool on the Hill jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
cease: by bun
Merlyn: see http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/brainiac/2007/01/im_a_sucker_for.html
Dexter Fong: Hi FoH
cease: hi fool
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
the Fool on the Hill: hi all
Principalpoop: hey fool
Dave: evening folks, I lie on my back typing to you from bed, in a serious about of muscular back pain, but I thought I'd say hi, I also have good news
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves to catch the 10:46 PM train to Washington.
Merlyn: I don't know why you say hello, I say goodbye
BeTweenHere&Eternity: If they can do Tomlin, they can do you :-)
Merlyn: hope it's better than your back, dave
Merlyn: did proctor send you box of danger? He said he'd mail it Friday
cease: good to hear from you, dave
Dave: Katie will be coming back on the sixth of august!
Principalpoop: Hi dave
cease: great news, dave
Dexter Fong: Dave: How come the dog gets such a long vacation?
Principalpoop: sweet dave, get your back better for her
Dave: merlyn, no, haven't received it, but thanks for letting him know that was awful nice of him, I owe him something
Merlyn: I'll kick him again in case he forgot
BeTweenHere&Eternity: There are probably more than a few students at UT who would love to help with the set
Dave: yeah I'm excited, a trainer will go over routes and get us more confident working together, although we're a good team as it is, and yes this back thing is just temporary I hope, I must have twisted something while stretching
Principalpoop: I turn funny sometimes, happens more as you get older...
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Katie has found her way through NYC again?
cease: if you;re lucky, you turn into the firesign theatre, poop
BeTweenHere&Eternity: That's a test
Principalpoop: ouch my nose, forgot my ticket
Dexter Fong: Dave: I suggest -seriously- you find a back magnet. My wife used to get bad back aches...started wearing a magnet and has not been bothered for a number of years and no longer wears it
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Guide dog through NYC. I've been there a couple of times
BeTweenHere&Eternity: And I'm sighted lol
Dave: "I wonder where ruth is"
Principalpoop: what?
ah,clem: Nick Danger line
Dave: a back magnet? how does that work? I'm exercising and seeing a chiropractor and haven't had this level of pain for a few weeks so thought things were ok
Principalpoop: and my what was one also... hard to pronounce it properly...
ah,clem: ah
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Can't imagine what it's like to have a dog in NYC guide you
cease: i used to love the band, but never liked this song.
Dexter Fong: Dave: It's a large flat magnet you wear on your lower spine. How it works, Igot no idea and it sounds like juju, but it did work for my wife so what the hell, try it
BeTweenHere&Eternity: That's quite a challenge for the both of you
cease: dave you know the song 4% pantomime, from their cahoots album?
cease: with van morrison?
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Dave is married?
cease: i know you;re fond of his music
Principalpoop: acupuncture worked my grandmother and old girlfriend
Dave: no don't know that song but love Morrison's music, might have it somewhere and just don't know it
Dave: missed what group we were talking about?
cease: ive been listening to my band stuff, and no longer like any of it, except the morrison song
Principalpoop: grateful dead playing on cni
cease: The Band
Principalpoop: oops
cease: i was going to send you my radio appearance on NHK, japanese national radio
cease: n which i rave about steve miller, compared to elton john
cease: but listening to elton recently, his chorus on My Father's Gun is better than anything steve miller ever did
cease: they both "sold out" in producing hits instead of their earlier smaller audience work
cease: is that bad?
Dexter Fong: I always loved his Candle in the Wind/ GOODBYE Norma Jean
cease: not for their accountants, but certainly for those of us who loved their old stuff
Dave: yeah my father's gun is great
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Hits??
Principalpoop: i liked elton johns song by bernie taupin
the Fool on the Hill: once again, i'm just in time to leave
Dexter Fong: Here Tween, have a hit
cease: i want to know where the river boat leaves tongiht
cease: is there another kind, poop?
Dave: yeah there's a reason I only listen to early elton aside from his big picture album from 1997, that's a good one and I saw him just after that came out
Principalpoop: ah, clem said hi dave
Dexter Fong: Cat: Down by de levee
cease: of swet california sunshine
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Thranks, clem :)
Dave: hi clem
cease: my tolerance for the band has vanished, as it has for most music
BeTweenHere&Eternity: and don't forget to support CNI Radio, without which, none of this would have been necessary... (http://www.cniradio.com/donations.htm)
Dexter Fong: Night Clem and muchas gracias for the audio
Principalpoop: thanks again keepers of the root, have a super week
Principalpoop: toad away
Merlyn: nite clem, keep 'em flying
cease: but i enjoyed reading that elton and bernie wrote my father's gun inspired by The NIght They Drove Ol Dixie Down
cease: all the best, clem
ah,clem: my pleasure as always, and thanks for listening
ah,clem: nytol
BeTweenHere&Eternity: Gracias, amigos until last time, again...........
||||||||| At 11:00 PM, ah,clem scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: and other intoxicants
Dexter Fong: Night Tween
Merlyn: be careful in lebanon
Principalpoop: ciao tween
Merlyn: nite everyone
cease: off you tween
cease: merl
||||||||| Merlyn leaves to catch the 11:00 PM train to Elmertown.
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn and thanks for the setup
Principalpoop: night M, i will go back to re-installing windows, have a super week, make backups..
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Principalpoop is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 11:01 PM.
cease: i hope the guys can make some money selling beer
Dexter Fong: Well, I got company and it's probably time I joined them, amy or may not be here next week
Dave: looks like I got here in time for the party to die away
cease: poop
Dexter Fong: Night poop
cease: yes we all go down together
cease: my cats are demanging my attention.
cease: off i am haluled
||||||||| Around 11:02 PM, cease walks off into the sunset...
Dave: later all see you next week then.
||||||||| Dave leaves to catch the 11:03 PM train to Aurora.
||||||||| At 11:03 PM, Dexter Fong vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
the Fool on the Hill fades his voice out like this and cues the organist...
||||||||| the Fool on the Hill departs at 11:05 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Bambi: night all! see ya next week!
Bambi: fell asleep lol
Bambi: while listening
Bambi: long day lol
Bambi: have a great week
||||||||| "Hey Bambi!" ... Bambi turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:08 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| BeTweenHere&Eternity - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| 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
the Fool on the Hill
wake (the flake)
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And, "The Home Team"