||||||||| 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 Sunday's chat log for April 11, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule... ||||||||| Catherwood escorts RedPillTweeny into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:18 AM, then departs. ||||||||| It's 10:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did: ||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from dengue fever ||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress... ||||||||| RedPillTweeny bounds in at 1:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker. ||||||||| It's 1:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did: ||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from the common cold ||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress... ||||||||| Outside, the 10:29 PM crosstown bus from California pulls away, leaving residualecho coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes. residualecho: *hack* ||||||||| BloodyL sneaks in around 10:39 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident." ||||||||| Catherwood accompanies the steel box in through the front door at 10:47 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
BloodyL waves the steel box: I am unable to wave. residualecho: But inside, you residualecho: 're tanned, rested. BloodyL: retested too the steel box: ... except for that wave of nostalgia BloodyL: You wouldn't believe the the amount of work it has taken for me to get here tonight the steel box: Is there there actually going to be a show streaming tonight? BloodyL: My main PC decided to go all Kaput on me, working from the laptop now after spending the last 12hrs trying to get the main PC sorted. residualecho: Hope that gets sorted the steel box: at least it wasn't your iron lung BloodyL: I think there is a show on tonight BloodyL: rofl! residualecho: I'm waiting for the next show, the one on April 11th! I hope it isn't a year from now! residualecho: Did you check the Chromium Switch? BloodyL: Nope, just followed the trail of breadcrumbs from the RFOz facebook page BloodyL: Oh, I see what you mean now, sorry, ..ommuni..err, I haven't had a chance to read it yet, been working too much! ;) residualecho: That sure beats following the line of Indians, leaving Rancho Malario Clowndiminiums, to make room for you! residualecho: WEB DOWN AT OZ CENTRAL - WILL HAVE SHOW POSTED ASAP - GRID WILLING. ||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dexter Fong close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 10:59 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the Aviary. residualecho: Or so it claims on the Oz splash page. Dexter Fong: Herro!! Dexter Fong: Not to be greeting me BloodyL: That darn electrician has been nipping at the rat cheese again residualecho: Herroinne! BloodyL: Hello the steel box: I like the sugar at the bottom of the box Dexter Fong: Oh! Like tiny bleeding body, town dress reveal many awful secrets....some boring!! ||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits. Dexter Fong: Hey BL, echo, and Mr. Box residualecho: Gnawed wires, no doubt Dexter Fong: Maude Who? residualecho: Maude's wireless? Dexter Fong: Oh! Like tine cat's whiskers...bringing in 50k clear channel station residualecho: Jacob's Ladder forking up poor little Schrodinger's Kitteh
Dexter Fong sings, "We are climbing Jacobs Ladder, we don't know what is the matter.. Dexter Fong: Everybody join in the steel box: climbing the ladder to the bottom of the hole BloodyL: Was it Tim Robbins who starred in the movie? Dexter Fong: "Heisenberg is on my platter, is he her or on the latter" Dexter Fong: Today's lecture on The Social uncertainty Principal will be brought to you by a brown shoed square BloodyL: A principality eh? Dexter Fong: More like a small fiefdom Dexter Fong: Sire the steel box: "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" as Mr. Zappa once noted ||||||||| cease enters at 11:10 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex. Dexter Fong: I suspect that without the RFO broadcast, this chat will not ....well, you know Dexter Fong: Hey Cat cease: yes dex, i know. cease: the hour hour show was only 35 minutes tonight BloodyL: From Fiefdom to Five of them, welcome cas BloodyL: cease cease: so i'm suffering from firesign deprivation Dexter Fong: You've always know cat...somehow...you've just... welll... seemed to know Dexter Fong: Did you listen to Earl tonight Cat? cease: yes dex, that's what i was complaining about, only 35 minutes instead of 90 as usual BloodyL: Mal nutrition of the Vitamins F, S and T. Dexter Fong: Wha?????? Dexter Fong: How come? cease: at least earl played it twice. cease: dont know BloodyL: rofl cease: asked him on facebook, i await his explanation Dexter Fong: Although there was one HH where they played dwarf cease: that was in june cease: maybe something happened in april 1970 Dexter Fong: Okay Dexter Fong: I was listening to HH that my son sent me...PA, PB, and DO...PP was in ney york Dexter Fong: new cease: yes that would have been one of the shows i recorded in 70 Dexter Fong: Guess it could be yours but it's really good audio =)) cease: thanks Dexter Fong: Pre dwarf release Dexter Fong: but not by much residualecho: Still waiting for the Electrician... Dexter Fong: Earl keeps playing bits of it and the lads keep telling him to stop it, there's dirty stuff on that record cease: until these shows are coming out, i seem to have the only stash of hhs BloodyL: Ahh, I know that one cease: the lads are talking about selling them as a box set but i'll believe it when i see it Dexter Fong: Well, if you're recording earl's new show, you're probably right although i *do* have a numer of HH shows that my son sent me...guess they could be yours if you put em up on the interweb cease: i gave them to lots of people and i'm sure some of them put them on the web Dexter Fong: He downloaded a vertible "SHITLOAD" OF SHOWS cease: there are a lot of them, true Dexter Fong: One of the great wartime Variety hours, The shitload of shows cease: lol BloodyL: I have a large collection from usenet, clark wintergreen et al, Dexter Fong: Starring Bob Hope, Ida Lupino, Betty Hutton, warner Von Braun BloodyL: wouldn't suprise me if it all originated from you guys Dexter Fong: And the Big Red One Men's Stag Chorus Dexter Fong: Well BL, I just wanna see them well distributed cease: the lads may have a problem marketing the box set if everything in it is already online Dexter Fong: Echo, Mr. Box...how you guys...you gotta FST stash? Dexter Fong: Cat: If they're only preaching to the choir, there's no marketing at all...they must expand, at least somewhat otherwise in just a really small niche market Dexter Fong: it's cease: far too true, dex the steel box: Unfortunately, I suspect a tape I have of a show is probably toast by now. I do have a script from one of the 3-man shows. Dexter Fong: Box: Radio (Hour Hour) or a live broadcast? Dexter Fong: Three faces of Al perhaps? the steel box: I'm sorry. It is a bootleg from a performance at CSULB. cease: there must be a lot of those, steel Dexter Fong: Don't be sorry man, if it's unknown, it's desireable Dexter Fong: I dunno but if you're like me, and I know I am, any FST is desireable cease: i suppose only taylor jessen knows how many radio shows there are Dexter Fong: Let's put him on the stand Dexter Fong: Wring the truth outta him Dexter Fong: Press him for knformation Dexter Fong: information residualecho: YOU WON"T GET IT! cease: ive given him a number of tapes of shows he didn't have, and he's their official archivist Dexter Fong: Mr. Jessop, how many shows are there and when did you know them? cease: are you taylor, echo? residualecho: "By hook or by crook, we will." Dexter Fong: He is a bit of a ham residualecho: Soz, The Prisoner flashbacks Dexter Fong: A taylor ham...yuk yuk ||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "11:31 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Minneapolis." Dexter Fong: Hey Merlyn, late as usual cease: hey, it's merl residualecho: Not as late as tonight's episode Dexter Fong: Hey Merlyn, what's the true secret identity of "the Steel Box"? Merlyn: I'm not late, there's no more sunday RFO, and it seemed silly to do mon-fri BloodyL: hey! Merlyn: I dunno, all I get is their IP address Dexter Fong: So what's left, Sat-Sun? cease: so last week was the last one, merl? that was the impression i got form last week's show Merlyn: Bergman is changing it to an hour a night mon-fri cease: yeah, an hour at midnight. who is he expecting to be his audience? Dexter Fong: What time PST or PDT? Merlyn: I dunno cat, I didn't even know about this last-minute one cease: thats 3am your time, dex Merlyn: pacific whatever time it is in LA cease: there is a lot we don't know Dexter Fong: Cat: The Midnight Ramblers, residualecho: The front page announcement claimed there'd be a show tonight at 8 PST Dexter Fong: Cat: And it's growing exponentially Merlyn: also, the mon-fri will be prerecorded and posted Dexter Fong: A five poster bed Merlyn: the RFO page says there's no stream tonight, just it'll be posted after it's done Dexter Fong: How handy Dexter Fong: Don't call us, we'll not call you either residualecho: It isn't like immediacy is the most important aspect of the show--like they'll cut away to a Palin speech just cuz it's all raw and unedited... Dexter Fong: That's why she's so hot Merlyn: but we can only really chat about a simultaneous stream so we're all hearing the same thing the steel box: It was all too good to be true ... ||||||||| "11:37 PM? I'm late!" exclaims the steel box, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the brambles. Merlyn: so the prerecorded shows don't really lend themselves to chatting Dexter Fong: And I spent 20 minutes synching in my shoes Dexter Fong: Can understand Mr. Box's reaction cease: true, merl BloodyL: yup Dexter Fong: Seems to me if you're gonna pre-record a podcast, you could broadcast it at some convenient time cease: very true, dex Merlyn: me too dex; it wouldn't surprise me if RFO changes more residualecho: And what time would that be? Dexter Fong: 50+ years in the business and they still don't get it Merlyn: late but not too late for east coast Merlyn: stream monday's show at 8 PM pacific, 11 on east coast Dexter Fong: Echo, I'd accept a one hour broadcast starting at 10 or 11 pm on a ASunday say Merlyn: on tuesday residualecho: Sounds pretty early for me, over here on the left coast. If it was on a little later, then it would just be early for me and about right for you cease: you can actually converse with bergman, merl. you tell him Dexter Fong: 10 or 11 EDT Dexter Fong: 7 0r 8 PDT Merlyn: I'll tell him Dexter Fong: Midnight EDT is a bit late for a lot of potential east coasters residualecho: I like the idea of a communal stream that we can all pee into, but a podcast is for whenever, as long as there's a new one daily Merlyn: like pees in a podcast? residualecho: Percisely
BloodyL appluads cease: it sounded from last week's show that bergman was going to cut up the 3 shows he's done and post them one hour at a time on the daily show Merlyn: could be cat, I dunno Dexter Fong: Can you say ephemeral? ||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and Bunnyboy falls out at 11:44 PM. cease: id rather say it than experience it Bunnyboy: It's all canned! Dexter Fong: Hi Bunny Dexter Fong: afkfr cease: all the work that went intto promoting this show, and then it dissappears BloodyL: welcome :) cease: hi bun residualecho: If they're gonna put their art in cans, I'd subscribe to hear it for years in my ears Bunnyboy: Brief pop-in. TREME opener trumped OZ, this week. Sneaking of to ep 5 of THE PACIFIC, at 9 PT. cease: canned bunny? that sounds gross. even the french wouldnt eat that BloodyL: they were having streaming issues, decided to record it and post it. cease: we dont get Treme up here, bun. will have to wait for the dvds cease: as with The Wire Merlyn: they were? sounded all fine to me bloodyl residualecho: If they can stream it enough to keep the water yellow, perhaps they can bottle it for a modest fee BloodyL: Rather, they *are* having streaming issues Bunnyboy: TREME looks like it's gonna be a keeper. 10 eps and out, this season. Merlyn: they are for tonight, yes, but that might be because this was a last-minute change Merlyn: they may have turned off streaming already, and didn't want to turn it back on for one more night residualecho: BB, I'm uncabled, so had to look up TREME. Nothing trumps OZ for me... residualecho: Merlyn, your speculation seems as sound as speculation can be. residualecho: I've got to go look for my script, the one I haven't finished writing yet... Merlyn: It should be, I'm wearing spectacles BloodyL: It seems to me that RFOz has pretty much got itself into a twister, and to be honest, what is the point in all that social networking when the show is still built on FM ideals. residualecho: trifocals over here Merlyn: left hand red cease: yes, it seems a lot of facebookin in vain residualecho: Even am shows are about social interaction while they stream Dexter Fong: I always tlak when the radio is on residualecho: I really didn't expect this to find its full potential just at the flick of a chromium switch. residualecho: Depending on the show and whoever else is in the room, I talk to the radio very loudly when its on. Dexter Fong: What? Didn't hear you, I was talking to Oprah Dexter Fong: or was it Harpo ||||||||| llan sashays in at 11:56 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker. Dexter Fong: Dexter Fong: It was Harpo llan: fancy meeting you here Dexter Fong: Hey llan cease: hi llan. welcome to the wake for rfo Bunnyboy: Call me Benedict Arnold, I'm of to THE PACIFIC. See ya Thursday! Dexter Fong: Noting fancy about it maam llan: harpo? what did he say? Merlyn: cya bb Dexter Fong: So Long Ben
Bunnyboy honks. llan: lol ||||||||| Catherwood says "11:57 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Bunnyboy by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dexter Fong swerves to avoid Bunny's Thin Lizzie cease: by bun llan: there's a sample of harpo's voice on a website somewhere. it's pretty interesting Dexter Fong: Harpo Marx read The Great Books of Literature residualecho: There was a call from a Mister Honk Honk--he wouldn't leave his name... llan: I'm sure he did. he also wrote the most fascinating autobiography I have ever read Dexter Fong: Stately Plump Buck (beep beep) llan: if you want a clear mental picture of New York City at the turn of the 20th century, read Harpo Speaks llan: it is very, very vivid ||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly.. cease: better than ken burns? Dexter Fong: Catherwood, buttom your pajamas, your ass is showing ||||||||| Catherwood walks right past Dexter Fong Dexter Fong: Ewww llan: well, I take it burns made a film. harpo wrote a book residualecho: I read that book silently to myself. When he was Back in the USSR, they called him XAPNO MAPCASE llan: yes I remember that residualecho: It certainly was Cyrillic Dexter Fong: I used to own one of those Mapcases...bound in Moroccan Leather with small writing on it cease: sounds worth reading. i read a good bio of groucho residualecho: Hopefully, you didn't read it inside a dog. Dexter Fong: Inside a cow, more room llan: hard to read inside of a dog cease: entrails, entrails, read all about it Dexter Fong: Three stomachs Dexter Fong: lol cat =))) cease: that's a line from Tile it LIke it Is, if you don't know it Dexter Fong: Didn't but I still like it, no matter where it comes from Dexter Fong: dog cow cease: i think Tile was the last play they wrote for the Magic Mushroom series Dexter Fong: machs nichs cease: broadcast xmas eve, 67. ah clem has played it a few times llan: nich danger? Dexter Fong: I've heard it and own it, but musta missed that line Dexter Fong: which is not unusual for FST llan: I've never heard tile it like it is cease: its their roman play. excerpted to an extent on TV or Not TV cease: Do the Hun is on it llan: aha llan: didn't know the roman play was that old residualecho: Its what the latest rage is cease: xmas 67. it even had a christmassy sort of ending Dexter Fong: laan: about 230 ad cease: so i know it was written to be broadcast on dec 24th Dexter Fong: Formerly a pagan holdiay residualecho: I saw P&B do Declining Fall of the Roaming Umpire at the Golden Bear by the Huntington Beach Pier in '75 llan: the first time I heard Do the Hun was on What This Country Needs cease: they got a lot of use out of Tile Dexter Fong: I saw them do it at The Bottom line several time is the //'s residualecho: WTCN was kind of a record of that live tour Dexter Fong: ?'s llan: I thought it was a long way to go for filler material. little did I know they had written it back in the paleozoic era Dexter Fong: Paleozoic? Yes they were stoned...what of it? llan: lol Dexter Fong: Well you guys, I'll be late or absent on thursday but will drop by on sunday just for the BL of it cease: ok dex. have fun llan: Declining Fall is hilarious BloodyL: Nice one! llan: Nite Dex cease: tile is good too, llan Dexter Fong: Thanks cat Dexter Fong: night all BloodyL: I will be giving the thursday meet a miss too, night dex. :) llan: I thought the live sport trendleberg was funnier than the original version cease: the lads have to keep themselves amused before they can amuse us llan: well, I've got an appointment with a rheumatologist tomorrow. cease: all the best with that, llan llan: my very first ever. I hope for good news llan: I'll be getting to bed. night everybody BloodyL: if you can cross your fingers then you are half way there already cease: night llan BloodyL: night! cease: see some of you when i see you on chat anon BloodyL: see you there! :) cease: maybe in the next incarnation of rfo. ||||||||| At 12:18 AM, cease hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..." residualecho: Hello, I must be going... Merlyn: me too ||||||||| Around 12:19 AM, Merlyn walks off into the sunset... ||||||||| residualecho is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 12:19 AM. BloodyL: See you all on the Funway ||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, 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... ||||||||| Around 12:21 AM, BloodyL walks off into the sunset... ||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did: ||||||||| llan - dead from the common cold ||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress... ||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and BloodyL falls out at 2:19 AM. ||||||||| BloodyL leaves at 2:19 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..." ||||||||| 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:
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