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 18, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Firebroiled in through the front door at 6:22 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.

Four hours later,.
I parked my car in the carriage house,.
and walked up the gray gravel driveway.
between a row of drawf maples, .

toward the pillared entrance.
of the Same Mansion..

It had been snowing in Santa Barbera.
ever since the top of the page,.

and I had to shake the cornstarch off my mukluks.
as I lifted the heavy, .
door knocker.


There was something fishy about the Butler. .

I think he was a Pisces, .

probably working for scale..

I felt a thin shiver run up my spine.
as I sat down on the cold marble floor..
What was it about this place? .

The atmosphere was as phoney as a Tudor baustrade.
that leered at me from the top of the staircase..

And there she stood! .

Radiant! .

All those curves showing through that flimsy burnoose.

||||||||| Firebroiled says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Firebroiled exits at 6:23 AM.
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'ah,clem', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 7:52 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: 'no few minutes tonight, see ya next week'
||||||||| At 7:53 PM, ah,clem vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| BarelyonLine Fong steps in at 8:59 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| c's steals in around 9:00 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
BarelyonLine Fong: High Cat
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Merlyn inside, makes a note of the time (9:01 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Merlyn: AAH! Big Font!
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey Merlyn
c's: i do my best, fong
Merlyn: the legendary BigFont of the Pacific Northwest
c's: hey merl. what happened to the footage you shot in langley?
Merlyn: it's about 2 feet away, haven't done anything with it
c's: not part of any firesign project? the lads not interested?
Merlyn: the audio would need to be synced with decent audio from there
c's: true
c's: so just for your personal collection, then
c's: how bad is the sound from your mike?
Merlyn: they're interested, I'd say, but not sure when or where
Merlyn: for now, I suppose
Merlyn: haven't checked, but not good I'd say
Merlyn: also there might not be any real footage of the ending
c's: i wanted to post the footage sam shot in the lobby on my blog but mrs. ossman wanted to watch it first and then i sent it to them and never heard back.
c's: its dated now anyway, though the brief interview with preston is interesting
Merlyn: I could ask if you don't want to ask again
c's: too bad joe's phone thing didnt record the q&a.
c's: nah
c's: it was more than sam wanted to see it but he saw it when he shot it. he's moved on to other things
c's: i'm collecting some imagery of native art stuff for austin that i want to start posting onthe web
c's: van is very much in Presentation mode at present
Merlyn: whose van?
BarelyonLine Fong: Van Couver?
c's: indeed
c's: thankfully not a toyota van
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llan close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:10 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the sitting room.
BarelyonLine Fong: It's a brand new Olympic Van
llan: good evening
c's: only tourists and overpaid media types say "north vancouver." those of us who live here say north van
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey llan
c's: that rhymes
c's: where is clem tonight? i gather he wasnt well last week from reading log?
llan: clem logged in about an hour ago
BarelyonLine Fong: He *wasn''t feeling all that well last week, but dunno about tonight
c's: you cant go anywhere or look out the window without seeing a canadian flag or 12
llan: I'm sure
BarelyonLine Fong: Have to keep standing up do you?
c's: worst thing about the olympics. we're suddenly nationalistic. usually we leave that to you
c's: its pleasent that the homeless multitudes have gone from asking for spare change to spare tickets
c's: we sit down when we see our flag in this country, dex
llan: you have homeless multitudes in vancouver?
Merlyn: that's a spare change
BarelyonLine Fong: lol
c's: thousands, yes llan
c's: one reason a lot of folks are upset at the vast expense of the olympics,
BarelyonLine Fong: llan:There are many homeless peoples in The Van...prolly because it's the least coldest City in the winter
c's: indeed, big city anyway. victoria is small
c's: if youre gonna be a junky somewhere, this isnt a bad place
BarelyonLine Fong: I'd vote for Key West
llan: never been to key west
c's: only half a key now
llan: I've never been further south than miami
BarelyonLine Fong: Go south young man, go south
c's: i remember a lpanet proctor where phil and melinda had pix of themselves in key west
BarelyonLine Fong: If I were a homeless person I'd ask for spare tickets to Curling...It goes on for hours and it's really boring so you can sleep
llan: I remember miami beach was very wide
c's: i meant in canada to begin with, dex, but many canucks winter in your country. if they can afford it
llan: I went swimming in mb one day in the early eighties and I swam out about two miles which got the attention of the beach patrol
c's: well said, fong, though the simpsons episode last sunday about curling was astonishing
BarelyonLine Fong: Very Nationalistic of you Cat
llan: I digress
BarelyonLine Fong: Yes, I saw it
BarelyonLine Fong: Lisa and her Olympic Pins =))
llan: would you believe I have never watched the simpsons
BarelyonLine Fong: No
BarelyonLine Fong: Perhaps you just have a bad memory
llan: I guess the idea doesn't appeal to me
||||||||| TweenThis&That enters at 9:22 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and dashes off to the Haberdashery Barn.
c's: i'd say we have a better county for the poor than yours, but that's not saying much
TweenThis&That: Lo dere
BarelyonLine Fong: Bad Memory?
BarelyonLine Fong: Low where?
c's: wearing a bunnyboy mask, tween?
BarelyonLine Fong: Cat: True, but we got more of em
TweenThis&That: Sorry, not that fond of hip hop
c's: compared to china or india, fong?
BarelyonLine Fong: Doo Wop?
llan: no, seriously. I've never watched it. it looks badly drawn and somehow uninteresting
c's: no cni tongiht?
BarelyonLine Fong: More than you, Cat Nyah Nyah
c's: i'm switching from hot to cold cidre. in search of cubes
TweenThis&That: Do wop do wop do wop?
llan: never cared for hot cider
TweenThis&That: As long as they're not Borg
BarelyonLine Fong: llan: The Simpsons is truly astonishing in it's ability for what is it 15 or more years to be always funny,m clever, topical, and referential
TweenThis&That: True, Fong
llan: didn't see you come in, tween. wilkommen
BarelyonLine Fong: I believe you have a dvd player LLan, consider renting a season...you'll thank me lat4er
TweenThis&That: Hey LL
llan: interesting idea but why wouldn't I just catch a rerun on tv?
BarelyonLine Fong: Well, since you've not previously done so, I thought I'd recommend an alternative
TweenThis&That: On-demnad is much better, and I'll bet you can get the discs from the Inter-Library Loan system
TweenThis&That: demand
||||||||| "9:28 PM? 9:28 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Elayne should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Elayne enters and sits on the couch.
Elayne: Evenin' all! Where's my half-pipe?
TweenThis&That: Hey E!
BarelyonLine Fong: Hi Elyane
c's: many simpsons episodes improve with rewatching, ala firesign
c's: as i'm sure elayne would agree
Elayne is taking a short break from Olympics-watching.
BarelyonLine Fong: E: I had to split it with The Flying Tomato
llan: Hey Elayne
Elayne: Are things crazy up there, Cat?
c's: you actually watch it, el?
TweenThis&That: They've had some nasty accidents this year
Merlyn: hi e
BarelyonLine Fong: That's the reason to watch
Elayne: Oh goodness yes, Cat. I enjoy Olympic sports, for the most part. Love seeing folks from different countries competing.
c's: full of tourists and fuckups, yes
c's: that isnt unusual here
Elayne: Hate the jingoism, but that's not entirely the athletes' fault.
TweenThis&That: The Flying Burritos tooke mine
llan: ticonderoga has plenty of tourists as well but only in the summer
c's: i walked around at the concocord place site yesterday. it was fun seeing folks in funny clohtes
c's: thats usually me
BarelyonLine Fong: Elayne: Folks from different countries competing...Olympic Wars!!
Elayne: Been watching the Olympics since at least '68, probably '64 but I don't remember that far back.
TweenThis&That: Good for the economy, I suppose
Elayne: Dex, my friend! I miss you!
c's: waited inline 45 mintues to see a 4d promo for ontariio that blew me away. like avatar without the violence
TweenThis&That: I'd rather hold an olympics than what we're doing in the middle east
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey Tween, that plane crash effect you in any way?
c's: also had great beer cheddar soup at same place and a tasty but sweet cidre at the quebec pavillion
c's: oh yes tween, yhou're inaustin. you ok?
TweenThis&That: Just heard about that on NPR this afternoon
Elayne: Exactly. As the 4or5 put it in "Pass the Indian Please," "It's better than killing people!"
BarelyonLine Fong: We don't kill em, we just don't feed them
TweenThis&That: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0218/Austin-plane-crash-targeted-IRS-officials-say
llan: I've had cheddar and ale soup. it's delicious
c's: the "indian" pavillion sucked. i was hoping to film some good native art for austin but it sucked
TweenThis&That: The IRS center is only about a block away
c's: mostly an attempt to sell dresses
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween: Think the pilot can write off that plane on his taxes
TweenThis&That: Can't imagine it's the same one, or I would have heard it
Elayne: Scary shit. We have an office in Dallas, and it's just full of accountant-types.
TweenThis&That: There ya go, Fong, always thinking positively :)
Elayne: Llan, cheddar and ale does sound good. I'd just have them as is and skip the soup. :)
BarelyonLine Fong: Elayne: YOu find accountant types scary?
Elayne: Dex, I find accountant-types being in danger scary, because it probably means their admins are in danger too. :)
TweenThis&That: I'm tring to read the signs
llan: there was a vermont restaurant that used to serve it. I spent a lot of time in vermont years ago
c's: $5 for half a paper cup. worth it. warming on a day i had not worn nearly enough clothes for
BarelyonLine Fong: Elayne: The plane crashed into a building in Austin Texas maybe 3 4 or more hundred miles away...The debrie filed fell well short
llan: last year the bridge to vermont was condemned and many lives were altered in this part of the world
TweenThis&That: Yeah, that facility is on the West side of town
BarelyonLine Fong: What's gonna happen to the trolls?
llan: don't think I heard about that plane crash
llan: lol
TweenThis&That: Not the IRS center where I live
c's: how has the us media been covering vancvouer?
c's: its rare van is mentioned
TweenThis&That: Different facility
llan: well, the pillars are still there. maybe the trolls can camp out
c's: good news, tween
BarelyonLine Fong: Unceasingly
TweenThis&That: Like I said, I would have hear it ;)
BarelyonLine Fong: afkfr
c's: any news of our downtown eastside?
Elayne: Very favorably, Cat, except they haven't talked about all the things Canada does right that the US does wrong...
llan: early this month they blew up the bridge. it was eighty years old
TweenThis&That: ask Google Maps for 'woodward & parker, austin, texas'
c's: really, el?
TweenThis&That: That's where I live
c's: colbert was taping this morning, we'll all see it next week
c's: ive seena bit of nbc and cbs news but mostly they just report the sports stuff.
c's: i never liked wintrer sports before. i dont like them now.
TweenThis&That: The crash was on the far west side of town
c's: far from you, tween?
llan: I've never liked winter before so I wouldn't like winter sports
c's: exactly, llan
llan: I've tried cross country skiing. it's fun if there is nothing else to do
TweenThis&That: A Canadian who doesn't like winter sports
||||||||| ah,clem waltzes in at 9:41 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
BarelyonLine Fong: There must be something better to do
ah,clem: hi all
TweenThis&That: Of course, LA ain't Van
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey Clem
llan: I can take winter up until christmas and then I'd rather be in the caribbean
TweenThis&That: Hi clem
c's: hi clem
llan: Hey Clem
ah,clem: sorry no audio tonight
BarelyonLine Fong: We heard
c's: i'm usually thaknfull for that, tween
ah,clem: cat, did get the last 2 files
TweenThis&That: Yes, Cancun is a much nicer place to be in winter
TweenThis&That: Thankful, except in winter ;)
c's: did i send you hour hour 4 twice or 3 and 4?
c's: i wasn't well last thurs so dont remember what you played
ah,clem: just wanted to pop in and say hi, all is ok, just needed a bit of rest
c's: rest is good, clem.
ah,clem: played the 2nd hour hour, so you have heard it, Cat
TweenThis&That: Bambi & Muddy's birthday tomorrow, in case you didn't know
ah,clem: yes, I I have to do some shopping in the morning
BarelyonLine Fong: I didn't know they were related
c's: i think 4 is the best yet. i was amazed, lstening to it.
llan: two birthdays on the same day. cool
TweenThis&That: Separated at birth
ah,clem: nytol ;)
c's: happy birthday bambi and muddy
||||||||| At 9:44 PM, ah,clem vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
BarelyonLine Fong: Night CLEM REST WELL
TweenThis&That: Nighters
llan: Nite Clem
c's: rest well
Elayne: HB, whoever's birthday it is. Need to go, can't keep eyes open. Sorry.
llan: Nite Elayne
BarelyonLine Fong: Watch out for accountants Elyane
llan: this time you didn't get out before I said goodnight
TweenThis&That: Rest well, E
c's: make eyes happy
TweenThis&That: I can't even account for myself
llan: as far as I know
llan: catherwood pour me a jhgfdsxcv, please
||||||||| Catherwood gives llan a jhgfdsxcv.
llan: danke
Merlyn: don't drink that nonsense
llan: lol
TweenThis&That: Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I shal smell with mine ears
llan: LOL
llan: that's my big laugh for tonight, tween. thanks a million
c's: firesonian, tween
TweenThis&That: De nada :)
TweenThis&That: Yes, it is, actually
TweenThis&That: Not an exact quote. A Dali reference, I suspect
llan: that's what I call synesthesia
c's: im reading book on brain now called On Being Certain
TweenThis&That: Do please explain that one
c's: certainly interesting.
c's: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween:synesthesia?
llan: what one?
TweenThis&That: Yeah
llan: all I'm certain of is that you can't be certain of anything
TweenThis&That: Like Saddam Hussein attacked us on 911?
BarelyonLine Fong: llan will correct me on this if I'm wrong but I think it's a condition wherein the mind confuses the source of incoming data
c's: yes tween, it explains that kind of thinking in great detail, chemical by chemical
TweenThis&That: “There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not”
TweenThis&That: Word to live by
TweenThis&That: Words
BarelyonLine Fong: and ther'z nothingan atheist can't do with God's help
||||||||| Catherwood escorts ah,clem in through the front door at 9:58 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
TweenThis&That: LOL
llan: no, synesthesia is when two or more of the five senses combine
BarelyonLine Fong: Thanks llan
llan: I've never experienced it but I imagine it requires imagination
TweenThis&That: wb, clem
c's: the book explains it's chemical origins, llan
BarelyonLine Fong: I'da gott away with that you know =))
ah,clem: "in God we trust, all others pay cash"
BarelyonLine Fong: Hello clem
ah,clem: Jean Sheppard
BarelyonLine Fong: I ws gonna say
TweenThis&That: That smells pretty loud, to my eyes at least
ah,clem: hey fong
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
c's: you ok, clem?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bunnyboy close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 10:00 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the Aviary.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
ah,clem: yes, just tired and lots to do
Bunnyboy: Cozy leedle group.
llan: exactly, tween
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey Bunny
TweenThis&That: Which applies more than ever to the current legal tender
Merlyn: Hey bb
llan: Hey BB
c's: i told el to give up the fiddle
c's: hey bun
TweenThis&That: Hey Rabbitman
Bunnyboy: clem, wish Bambi a Happy Birthday for us.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
ah,clem: ok, may be back later...
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:01 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs ah,clem by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
TweenThis&That: Mudhead too. They share the same birth date
c's: yes. too late
BarelyonLine Fong: Bunny: You were talking about a play/movie? about Bankhead last week, yes?
Bunnyboy: Dex: Yes, LOOPED.
Bunnyboy: With Valerie Harper.
Bunnyboy: On Broadway.
BarelyonLine Fong: Ah! Okay, Valerie Harper is TH, you know the plot/circumastances etc?
Bunnyboy: Ain't found Muddy on FB.
Bunnyboy: Yup. DIE, DIE....etc.
BarelyonLine Fong: Right =)
c's: i hope muddy has a great meal
Bunnyboy: If'n you ain't seen LIFEBOAT, check out the kiss between Tallulah and Hume Cronyn. Mercy!
c's: you know his real name, bun?
Bunnyboy: Hume? Naw, shoot.
BarelyonLine Fong: Bunny: Read about it in playbill at a performance of "Equivication" by Donald Margulies last night...very interesting, smart, well concieved and interesting
c's: hey bun. i saw a great 4d flick yest at the olympic site.
Merlyn: been a while since I've seen lifeboat BB
c's: 3d with seat attacking you alnog with bubbles, snow, cedar smell, etc
Bunnyboy: Another steamer: the cavalcade of smooches that Ingrid Bergman lays on Cary Grant, in NOTORIOUS.
BarelyonLine Fong: Cat: Sounds like North Van to me
c's: i hope it goes to seattle. "see" it if you can
c's: lol fong
Bunnyboy: EQUIVICATION played at the Seattle Rep recently, with Anthony Heald.
c's: its a 6 min promo for ontario but it is a TRIP
c's: dave would love it
BarelyonLine Fong: Bun: Did you see it?
Bunnyboy: So would Dave's dog.
Bunnyboy: Dex: Alas, no.
BarelyonLine Fong: lol bunny
c's: onlyu the cedar part. maybe the snow
Bunnyboy: They're reviving GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, presently.
Merlyn: I'm going to do some programming, I finally upgrade my flash compiler so I can run it under OS/X
BarelyonLine Fong: Bun and you also llan would really enjoy it, concerns the Guy Fawkes Plot, King James the !st, and the relation with the Globe theatre
Bunnyboy: Have fun, Merlyn!
Merlyn: so I'll see you next week, I'll try to send out a reminder for the sunday hour hour shows
c's: good for you, merl, whatever that means
Bunnyboy: Yeah, it sounds like a corker.
BarelyonLine Fong: Night Merlyn
c's: yes everyone should hear them, if he has enough bandwidth, maybe not. did you ask him, merl?
Merlyn: he's actually using Taylor's hour hour edits to take all the copyrighted music out
Merlyn: he said they're upping the bandwidth, yes
c's: so its approved bythe guys then
Merlyn: I kept getting rebuffering the first week, but the second week was much better
Merlyn: I would guess so, cat.
c's: i missed the first minute or so of last sundays show. did you get it?
Merlyn: I have to remember to listen, too
Merlyn: night
Merlyn: no, I missed about half or so
Merlyn: anywho, seeyas
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 10:12 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
BarelyonLine Fong: Night again and thanks for the space Merlyn
c's: if there's any firenews its usually from merl
TweenThis&That: Merlyn controls space? I always knew it...
Bunnyboy: So, apparently there's an official DVD release of Zappa's 200 MOTELS, out in the field.
BarelyonLine Fong: And where there's space.......there's TIME!
c's: official?
c's: mrs invention approved it?
Bunnyboy: And where there's smoke?
Bunnyboy: (sings) There's work!
BarelyonLine Fong: For the President's eyes only
c's: there's Vancouver
BarelyonLine Fong: lol cat
Bunnyboy: Actually, Tony Palmer, the film's director, has released it.
c's: you vp nearly got snuffed by mental patient at opening ceremonies. we're paying $6 billion for security and your vp culd have been killed
Bunnyboy: All regions DVD.
c's: actually vancouver is called The Big Smoke in towns far from it
BarelyonLine Fong: This is Charles Throat reporting from Big Smoke, Vancouvre where the Olympics have touched the lives of virtualy no one
c's: we're the only city in the province big enough to have smog
c's: except for the dead georgian luger
BarelyonLine Fong: Very wet smog though
Bunnyboy: Big newsers here: Smoking will be banned in all Seattle parks.
Bunnyboy: But the city's park gun ban got tossed by a local judge. Go figure.
TweenThis&That: Breathing will be banned in the lesislature
Bunnyboy: And our guv wants to tax soda, bottled water and candy.
BarelyonLine Fong: Bun: At least it's not a smoking gun
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llan - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bunnyboy: llan gone.
c's: by llan
BarelyonLine Fong: Yep
BarelyonLine Fong spits in the direction of the street
Bunnyboy: No spitting!
c's: not in vancouver you dont, fong
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:22 PM and Bambi waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
BarelyonLine Fong: Hey Bambi
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends :-)
BarelyonLine Fong: Don't spit
TweenThis&That: Lo dere deer person
c's: i regret to report that even serious antiolympians like fumiyo and i are enjoying ourselves in the citywide party
BarelyonLine Fong: or smoke
c's: hey bambi
BarelyonLine Fong: but you can carry a gun
c's: how dear of you to join us
Bambi: just wanted to pop in when I got home to say hello to you all before heading to bed
BarelyonLine Fong: No din din Bamnbi?
Bambi: great to see you all ... sorry wasn't here earlier, but had an appt late this afternoon and it was a distance away
Bunnyboy: Happy Birthday, Bambi!
BarelyonLine Fong: Yes, many happy returns
Bambi: thanks Bunny!! :-)
c's: yes indeed. we can tell you instead of clem
c's: happiest
Bambi: did Mudhead pop in for a minute earlier :-)
BarelyonLine Fong: Nope
Bambi: he and I share the same birthday btw
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween told us
c's: not while i was here, bambi
TweenThis&That: No screaming children today, Bambi?
Bambi: lol glad you all know
Bambi: no thankfully
BarelyonLine Fong: And we know the day
BarelyonLine Fong: and the....hm
Bambi: very nice folks but four computers and all needed something and some needed more than others
Bambi: as well as a couple wireless printers, etc. etc.
TweenThis&That: well, the important thing is they know who to turn to when things go awry
c's: has anyone heard about Honey?
Bambi: yep very true
BarelyonLine Fong: Since last week?
TweenThis&That: Super Deer!
Bambi: what about Honey?
c's: yes fong.
c's: i dont know. stones not here tonight nor poop who had news last week
BarelyonLine Fong: Bambi: She was ailing and had a heart operation - stents
TweenThis&That: That was last week
Bambi: oh man! so sorry to hear that!
TweenThis&That: Haven't heard anything more
BarelyonLine Fong: Hears nothing since last week as per Stones
c's: yeah it didnt sound good last week. same operation as clintons' but without his medical magic carpet
Bambi: that is sad news ... hope she does well
c's: or was that 2 weeks ago? i was only here momentarily last week
BarelyonLine Fong: No, last week
c's: hope you and clem are well, bambi
Bambi: yeah, heard that ... hope everyone else is well
||||||||| llan enters at 10:31 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
c's: my health is erratic
BarelyonLine Fong: What's that LASSIE>>>>Billie's fallen down the well again?
c's: welcome back llan
BarelyonLine Fong: Hello again lllan
TweenThis&That: From what I got, she's back in New Mexico recovering
Bambi: good days and bad days healthwise for Clem Cat ... keep him in your thoughts and prayers
TweenThis&That: lol Fong
Bambi: hey llan
llan: thought I was already here
c's: what's that billie? lassie;s fallen down the hole again?
c's: good to hear tween
Bambi: sorry to hear that Cat ...
Bambi: well, glad ou are back either way
c's: i went outside and enjoyed som eolympic stuff yesterday so i must be fairly healthy
c's: though i may have picked up The Plague from the crowds
Bambi: if you get a chance tomorrow to stop by the CNI Radio chat, we'd love to see ya to help celebrate with Mudhead and myself (info on CNIRadio website) ... need to get to bed myself right now ... two exhausting days with many hours on the road ... eyes are crossing and need sleep
Bunnyboy: Nite, Bambi!
Bambi: either way, see ya next week!
BarelyonLine Fong: Night Bambi and keep your eyes open
Bambi: and thanks for the well wishes on the birdsday :-)
Bambi: lol will try Dex
Bambi: nytol! rest well!
TweenThis&That: Nite Bambi
BarelyonLine Fong: afkfr
c's: all the best bambi and clem
Bunnyboy: I gotta find some food. Later!
c's: off you hop
TweenThis&That hands Bunny a carrot
BarelyonLine Fong: Night Bunny
BarelyonLine Fong Brandishes the Stick
||||||||| At 10:39 PM, Bunnyboy scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
c's: lol
||||||||| wake (the flake) tiptoes in around 10:40 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
TweenThis&That: And let's not forget that today would have been Klok's birthday
TweenThis&That: Hey Wake
BarelyonLine Fong: I wants me my 40 acres and a Bunnyt
wake (the flake): hey folks
c's: my goodness, it's wake the flake
c's: still awake?
TweenThis&That: lol Fong
BarelyonLine Fong: High Wake and thanks Tween for the remembrance
c's: bunny dont do much plwoing, massa fong
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween: Heard anything from Kend^
wake (the flake): just stopping by to say "happy Friday" to you.
BarelyonLine Fong: Its Hump day plus two!!
wake (the flake): hope things are better now in the good ol' US.
BarelyonLine Fong: Better than what?
c's: it was never good nor old, but sometimes it's been the US of A
BarelyonLine Fong: More often the U of SA = Union of Sd Assholes
BarelyonLine Fong: sad
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 10:45 PM, dragging Principalpoop by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
Principalpoop: hello
BarelyonLine Fong: Hiya Poop, nice hair
Principalpoop: i am not sad, I am happy, happy as a clam
wake (the flake): I vouch for him
Principalpoop: home of the secure cowards
BarelyonLine Fong: Welcome to the Casino Mr Clam
c's: hay poopey
Principalpoop: wake up little suzie wake up
c's: pope eye the sailor's man?
Principalpoop: i ham what I ham
c's: suzie cream cheese, what's got into you?
BarelyonLine Fong: I tried to wake her I lay on her for about three hours but she didn't respond
Principalpoop: when they say oulala
wake (the flake): -------------> sticking tooth picks under eyelids
Principalpoop: we goofed again
BarelyonLine Fong: they mean Ai! Carumba!!
c's: i'd worry about that didnt respond part
wake (the flake): That ought to do it.
Principalpoop: i saw that in clockwork orange wake
Principalpoop: beat the eagle off
BarelyonLine Fong: I couldn't find her eagle
c's: sounds like a line from red shift fong
BarelyonLine Fong: She had an angle though
Principalpoop: next to her cockatoo
wake (the flake): ---------> sticking orange clockwork under eyelids
BarelyonLine Fong: Cat: NOot yet =))
wake (the flake): MUCH better
Principalpoop: come on baby, do the loco motion
BarelyonLine Fong: Vake up kleine Effaah
Principalpoop: lets make a chain now, hehe
||||||||| It's 10:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llan - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Bambi - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
c's: by the time i can get to nyc i may actually have written that new play, dex.
BarelyonLine Fong: In pairs they depart
c's: october is supposed to be nice in nyc
Principalpoop: by the time I get to phoenix, i could be the witchita line man
TweenThis&That: Nothing like Fall in New England
BarelyonLine Fong: Cat: Just what specificaly -if I'm not being too inquisite - are your plans and what is the timetable
c's: yeah i'd love to see some leaves
TweenThis&That is still on the line
Principalpoop: wb tween
wake (the flake): ----------> looking for location of strange ticking sound...
c's: if i'm still alive in octrober and i can afford to do so, i'd love to visit you then. otherwise, who knows?
BarelyonLine Fong: Hope it's not a booomb
Principalpoop: clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Principalpoop: the tick?
BarelyonLine Fong: Cat: Okay..I'll cancel Per Se reservations for may, june, july, aug, and sept
Principalpoop: shine on october moon, had no loving since....
wake (the flake): yeah there are ticks ... and some tocks, too
Principalpoop: ticks and tocks? sounds serious
wake (the flake): that's "harvest" moon
TweenThis&That: We must flee!
c's: there are no fleas on this doggie
Principalpoop: we'll bug you, we'll bug your family
BarelyonLine Fong: No problems Cat, I simply call everyday two months ahead and impersonate various foreighners, today I was Mr Moto
c's: neal young at his best
Principalpoop: when he was young?
c's: lets hope the food warrants your efforts, dex
BarelyonLine Fong: Not to mention the phone bill
Principalpoop: trailers for sale or rent
wake (the flake): I've seen the tick-tocks and the damage done.
TweenThis&That: king of the toad
BarelyonLine Fong: That semi just rent a big gash in the Travel Queen
Principalpoop: short but not too big around
||||||||| Outside, the 10:57 PM uptown bus from New York pulls away, leaving llan coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Principalpoop: do people still snap their fingers in songs?
BarelyonLine Fong: and built close to the ground
Principalpoop: wb llan
Principalpoop: i knew a man, bojangles
llan: thanks
TweenThis&That: Only the Addams Family theme, P
BarelyonLine Fong: Tramp!!
c's: you have more lives here than a cat, llan
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween and PEGGY Lee's "Fever"
wake (the flake): so sorry to have to go. But I am leaving the punchbowl... ENJOY!!!
c's: and i would know
llan: you have more llan here than lives, cat
Principalpoop: have fun wake
BarelyonLine Fong: Wake left his doorprize
c's: off you swim, wake
TweenThis&That: True, Fong
Principalpoop: wait, where is the ladle?
BarelyonLine Fong: But he too the center piece
TweenThis&That: Be well & happy, wake
llan: Nite Wake
Principalpoop: i will use my hand
BarelyonLine Fong: and there's only six cups and two of em are chipped
Principalpoop: mine isn't chipped, hehe
TweenThis&That: Are there fish with the cips?
llan: well, there is something coming on at 11 that I wanted to see
TweenThis&That: chips
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
BarelyonLine Fong: Ecery sip has it's share of fish
llan: don't remember what it was but I'll know in a moment
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:01 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs wake (the flake) by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
llan: nite everybody
BarelyonLine Fong: Llan SIMPSONS
Principalpoop: neighbor lady gets ready for bed at 11 llan?
Principalpoop: night llan
TweenThis&That: On a scale of 1 to 10, how are the chips?
BarelyonLine Fong: Poop: you can see her too?
TweenThis&That: lol P (llan's neighbor)
BarelyonLine Fong: Like clockword
Principalpoop: i have a cam installed
BarelyonLine Fong: Never pulls down the shade
BarelyonLine Fong: and that sultry sexy music
BarelyonLine Fong: wait that's my stereo
Principalpoop: lights just right
c's: you have that authority, poop? that's scary
BarelyonLine Fong: In her eyes lieutenant
Principalpoop: going to california with an aching in my heart
c's: i'm not a lieutenant, i'm a Major
TweenThis&That: We stareo all time, Fong. Big river...
BarelyonLine Fong: See Nixons heart doctor if he's still alive
Principalpoop: i have to stay away from minors
c's: stay away from coal dust
Principalpoop: i wanted presleys or jacksons
BarelyonLine Fong: I prefer to stay away from accountants
TweenThis&That is an illegal emigrant
Principalpoop: don't eat the yellow snow
BarelyonLine Fong: And planes with next stop IRS building lettered on them
c's: thre's an old firesign joke: the jackson 5 story, starring the Osmonds
Principalpoop: yes
Principalpoop: so what are you eating in new york cat? big pan pizza?
TweenThis&That: lol Fong
BarelyonLine Fong: Dear Friends, the parking operation is due to go under way
Principalpoop: ahh austin, disgruntled software engineer
TweenThis&That: That's funny cease. Esp since I've met the Osmond Family
Principalpoop: hail rita
TweenThis&That: I can see it now... Donnie in blackface
c's: meet a maid
BarelyonLine Fong: AND Rita hails all of you
Principalpoop: marie with a costume malfunction, hehe
BarelyonLine Fong: Tween: Almost "Black Face"
TweenThis&That: He apparently burned his own house down before taking to the sky
Principalpoop: don't leave the irs anything
TweenThis&That: It's been tough for software people in Austin. The tech bubble hit us really hard
BarelyonLine Fong: Just when it's getting interesting I have to leave
BarelyonLine Fong: Night peeps
c's: off we flow then
Principalpoop: i will hang around fong, I had a good nap
c's: im watching lakers lose
Principalpoop: if not, have a super week
c's: see you next week
TweenThis&That: At one point they were calling us "Silicon Hill Country"
TweenThis&That: Nighters, fong
||||||||| c's leaves to catch the 11:08 PM train to British Columbia.
TweenThis&That: Nite all
||||||||| TweenThis&That is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 11:09 PM.
Principalpoop: oops ok, the bus is leaving
Principalpoop: i will stay until llan falls out
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llan - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: that was fast
Principalpoop: super week fong and best to all
||||||||| Around 11:10 PM, Principalpoop walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| BarelyonLine Fong - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Outside, the 2:26 AM downtown bus from Redmond pulls away, leaving RedPillTweeny coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| It's 2:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from The Plague
||||||||| 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:
BarelyonLine Fong
wake (the flake)
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Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

And, "The Home Team"