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 08, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts FlexicalDexsticle in through the front door at 5:05 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.

Oh! I’m terribly sorry, .
that’s not correct! .

You didn’t “Beat The Reaper!” .
Doctor, bring the Patient out and show the amphitheater audience.
and all the folks at home just what he’s contracted..
According to my careful prosthesis,.
this man has The Plague.


Ed, .
it’s an amazing scene here..
Like lemmings, .
the crowds are waiting.
on the shore,.
torches blazing, .
as the long line of shrouded funeral rafts.
drift lazily into view, .
great black candles .
flickering at helm and stern..
The excitement is contagious,.
and so are the Black Cross Volunteers,.
as they pass from family to family, .
pausing now and agian.
to touch a child’s head. .
I wish I could . . ..
but I can’t..
So long, Ed [Remote transmission breaks off]


Over here..
This way..
That’s it!.
You’ve made it..
Welcome to Side Six .
Follow in your books .
and repeat after me, .
as we learn our next three words in Turkish:.
Coffee . . . .
Delight . . . .
Border . . . .
May I seeeee [slowing as the power is cut] .
yooouuuurr . . ..
passspooorrtt . . . .
pleeeaaassssee . .

||||||||| FlexicalDexsticle rushes off, saying "5:06 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| RedPillTweeny enters at 4:58 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Chapeau Manger.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 5 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 5:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:37 PM and ah,clem steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| At 8:38 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, ah,clem!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Merlyn sashays in at 8:57 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Ubuntween', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:58 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Merlyn: hey tween
Ubuntween: Evenin'
Ubuntween: Trying out chat from Ubuntu
Ubuntween: Mongo like Ubuntu
Merlyn: how does Tor feel?
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Dexter Fong', just granted probation at 9:00 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Merlyn: hey fong
Ubuntween: Evening, Dexter
||||||||| 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 Land Squid falls out at 9:01 PM.
Land Squid: good evening
Dexter Fong: Hi Merlyn
Dexter Fong: I see Firebroiled has left me a very large but insignificant msg
Ubuntween: Hey Squid
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'cease', just granted probation at 9:02 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Land Squid: hey cat
Merlyn: hey cat & squid
Ubuntween: Yo cease
Land Squid: and everybody else
Dexter Fong: Hi Tween and Cat
cease: greetings
Dexter Fong: And welcome Squid
Land Squid: we're early this time
||||||||| ah,clem steals in around 9:04 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Dexter Fong: Hi clem
ah,clem: land squid? lol
Land Squid: hey clem
cease: holy calamari
ah,clem: hi all
Merlyn: the whole south coast is oily
ah,clem: I smell a rat
Merlyn: to bed and to rise
cease: vancouver has been invaded by summer
Land Squid: sumer is icumen in
Dexter Fong: Congrats Cat
Merlyn: fort summer? We did that 150 years ago
Land Squid: that's fer sher
Dexter Fong: A whole week without woolens
cease: i'm not happy about it at all
cease: at least i'm not in new york
Dexter Fong: Love your wollies do yah?
Land Squid: I like the heat. I don't get enough of it the rest of the year
Ubuntween: A lady in Ontario was saying that they were baking, cease
cease: ontario has real summer. it's more of a novelty season here
Land Squid: baked ontario
Dexter Fong: A baker in Quebec said he was a lady
Land Squid: LOL dex
Merlyn: du barry was a lady, I think
Merlyn: i Hope
Dexter Fong: A mademoiselle to be exact
Land Squid: at least I have cold places to go swimming
Land Squid: that's one great thing about lake george and lake champlain
Land Squid: I couldn't possibly champlain
Dexter Fong: Squid, Nino has you placed in Kentucky...could Nino be wrong? Again??
cease: i'd rather cease baking than cease being baked
Land Squid: he always is, dex
ah,clem: Nino is never wrong, just creative
Land Squid: lol
Merlyn: Nino is PREDICTING!
Land Squid: I've never been in kentucky
Merlyn: Mark Twain said if the world was coming to an end, he'd go to Kentucky, because they're 20 years behind everybody
Land Squid: that and alabama are the only southern states I have not visited
ah,clem: you will be
cease: all i know of kentucky is from hunter thompson bios
Land Squid: I'm finally going to be on tv next week
Land Squid: Turmoil and Triumph will be shown in 3 parts. I am in the first and third
ah,clem: we went through Kentucky, and ended up in a dry county, thought that odd for a state known for bourbon
Land Squid: starts monday night. If you watch it, don't blink
Dexter Fong: What NETWORK llan?
Land Squid: interesting, clem. I've heard of people being arrested just for being drunk in public in KY
Land Squid: PBS, Dex
Dexter Fong: Ooh..PBS Posh indeed
Land Squid: I appear in three roles, an iranian weapons smuggler, a russian interpreter and Yassir Arafat
ah,clem: homeland security is watching you
Merlyn: are you in any of these clips llan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5yTHnBFGE
Land Squid: many famous people were interviewed in the film, most of them former secretaries of state
Land Squid: I can't do youtube with msntv2, I'm afraid, Merl
Land Squid: but all those famous people are going to see me on tv
Land Squid: with the exception of ted kennedy
Merlyn: ok llan
Land Squid: but I have probably watched those clips elsewhere
Land Squid: if you see one of some shady characters loading boxes onto an airplane, I am one of them
Merlyn: hmm, looks like that trailer has mostly the real talking heads, not much re-creation
Land Squid: interesting that tween hasn't spoken in all this time and still hasn't gone grey
Land Squid: oh, now he is. spoke too soon
Land Squid: so, where are bambi and elayne and princi and stones and bubba and bunnyboy....
ah,clem: Bambi here, watching a movie
ah,clem: as to the rest I don't know
Land Squid: aha, please tell her I said hi
ah,clem: ok
Merlyn: turning gray is based on how many lines ago you spoke, not time
ah,clem: had noticed that, as you grey faster in busy room
||||||||| 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 Elayne falls out at 9:25 PM.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
ah,clem: there she is
Dexter Fong: hi e
ah,clem: hi E!
Elayne: Sorry I'm a bit late, had to fill out my Previews comic book order form, as I'm going to the shop tomorrow.
Land Squid: Hi Elayne
Elayne: Evenin' Land Squid! Are you new or just a new pseudonym for an old regular?
Elayne never did get the hang of pseudonyms.
ah,clem: ll
cease: hi el
Elayne: Hey Cat, Dex, Jimmy, Brian!
Dexter Fong: E: Squid is llanfyll er uh llanwydd
Land Squid: yes, elayne. my name usually starts with 2 Ls
Merlyn: hey E
Merlyn: E, you follow fullmetal alchemist by any chance?
Elayne would use Dex's non-pseudonym too but she knows he prefers Dex in-chat.
Elayne: Ah, okay, so it's Llan.
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bambi into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:27 PM, then departs.
Elayne: Brian, I've never HEARD of Full Metal Alchemist, I'm afraid.
Bambi: hello Dear Friends :-)
Elayne: Evenin' Fran!
Land Squid: Hi Bambi
cease: i want to plug my blog, which y'all know is at www.seemrealland.blogspot.com
Merlyn: you're in comics and you've never heard of it?
Dexter Fong: Elayne: I really don't care 'cept in real life situations where I *do* prefer me given moncker
Ubuntween: Hello Elayne. Hear the East Coast is a tad warm...
Elayne: Any particular reason, Cat?
cease: posted a vid of my cats and dog to the tune of round round world
ah,clem: want me to patch you in Bambi, or are you still watching a movie?
Elayne: I'll give you a monicker next time I see you, Dex. Provided you have a paperback for me, as previously discussed. :)
cease: you can tell me if you hear freberg say "itralian friends"
Elayne: Good lord, Tween, is it ever! Actually, the worst of it seems to have broken earlier today; I could actually breathe when I got out of the office this afternoon.
Dexter Fong: E: I finally got first volume back so soon
cease: our dog won't be chasing any more tennis balls. it was hard for him when i shot the vid about 3 monthes ago
Bambi: patch me Clem :-)
Dexter Fong: Clem doesn't have a patch on Bambi
Bambi: lol
Elayne: Cat, it sounds like he sings "Itralian" (probably a flub that they decided not to do a re-take on), but you should really ask Mark Evanier, he's the expert on all things Freberg (as he's friends with the man).
ah,clem: ok, patched
Elayne: Sounds great, Dex!@
cease: i'll do that, el
Ubuntween: She was leaking?
Elayne: He's at me@evanier.com, you can tell him I sent you.
Dexter Fong: "Itralian" is a common comedic expression
cease: i gave the dvd to ed bullington who also knows freberg, but havent heard back from him
Elayne: Mark knows everyone (including Proctor, with whom he works occasionally).
Dexter Fong: Like Prolish
Bambi: how's everyone doing this evening?
Elayne: Fran, I'm thanking Grid for my air conditioning.
Dexter Fong: Still kinda hot in NYC
Merlyn: that's like 6 billion people Bambi, how long can my answer be?
Elayne: At least at the moment, the Grid is still on the job here in Da Bronx.
Bambi: Heard that Elayne!
Bambi: LOL Merl
Elayne: Brian, Robin has a question tonight. Is there an intro-outro for Hour Hour #4 the way there was for #3? He just finished recording #4 for me.
Dexter Fong: Do you take the Wheatstone Bridge to get to your house Elayne?
ah,clem: it does not have the capacity
Elayne: I have my nose to the Wheatstone, when it's not in the Wheaties, Dex. But no, that's a bridge too far, wherever it is.
cease: they seemed to start each show differently, el
Dexter Fong: Thank you Colonel Bogie
Elayne: Usually the expresso bus takes either the RFK Bridge to the Deegan, or winds through the city a bit and takes the Harlem River Drive.
Land Squid: wheatstone, lol
Dexter Fong: What the hell is the RFK bridge
Land Squid: I remember fred feldman saying all those name on wor
Dexter Fong: These assholes in the city keep changing the names of streets
Elayne: Ah, poor poor Dex! It's what you Very Old People call the Triborough.
Land Squid: I grew up with wor
Dexter Fong: It was good enough for Irving washinton...or is it washington Irbving
Land Squid: then later it was george mead
Elayne: I think we pass the Irving Washington houses on the way to the Harlem River Drive.
Dexter Fong: Then it was Meade Lux LEWIS
cease: margaret or lake?
Elayne: Either that or Irving Washington keeps crossing the street against the light as the bus bears down on himj.
Bambi: The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Bridge, better known as the Triborough or Triboro Bridge, is a complex of three separate bridges in New York City, United States.
Ubuntween: Beat me to it, cease :)
Dexter Fong: Magrait or veronica
Bambi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy_Bridge
Elayne: Oh, Dex knows from the Triborough, Fran. He just doesn't remember after they changed the water.
Ubuntween: lol E
Bambi: LOL ah, ok
Land Squid: for those who don't know what I'm talking about and/or have forgotten, it was fred feldman who flew over NYC in a helicopter and gave a live traffic report on WOR
Dexter Fong: It all started with the changing of the Interborough to the Jackie Robinson xpressway
Elayne: I'm surprised, there was actually quite the to-do because a lot of folks didn't like how much money NYC spent on the new signs.
Land Squid: then he retired apparently and george mead did the report
cease: i thought it was a lord of the rings character
ah,clem: should just call it Bobby's bridge
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:38 PM and late as usual, it's Fred Plegm, just back from Boston."
Elayne: I once found myself on the Jackie Robinson Expressway and felt totally lost. But in truth I would have felt equally lost on the Interborough.
Dexter Fong: I've got Bobby's bridge in a glass of water near my bed
Land Squid: good evening plegm
ah,clem: lol
Elayne: Evenin', Phlegm!
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'Woody 1', just granted probation at 9:39 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: theatrical entrance
Fred Plegm: good evening all
Elayne: Evenin', Woody! Wow, lots of new names here tonight.
Land Squid: Hey Woody
Dexter Fong: Come on in Fred, and close the curtain
ah,clem clears throat
cease: hi fred, woody
Woody 1: Helloooo
Bambi: hey Woody
Land Squid: no, elayne. woody is a semi-regular
Dexter Fong: Hi woody
Fred Plegm: hi Woody
Woody 1: Hey Bambi and all.
Merlyn: new names, same people, it's like that FBI witness program
Land Squid: fred phlegm showed up as soon as I mentioned fred feldman. it's probably him
cease: like ethyl and regular?
Fred Plegm: lol...noobie.
cease: white ravens on the telly. must portend something
Dexter Fong: Don't forget Vin Diesel
Merlyn: ethyl and juicy
Dexter Fong: Annamaria kerosena
cease: i much prefer to forget him, dex
Dexter Fong: Baxter NAPHTHA
Woody 1: Anybody make it to the Firesign shows?
Land Squid: it was too far to drive, woody
cease: which ones?
Dexter Fong: Alas not me...They never come down from the hills, those guys
Fred Plegm: They've all been on west coast, haven't they? Wanted to go to the halloween shows in Burbank, but it wasn't to be.
Elayne: White ravens, Cat? I thought it was a penguin. Which reminds me: BURMA!... sorry, I panicked.
cease: merl and i saw them in langley, washington in january
Woody 1: any of them. i think they only had a few on CA
Fred Plegm: was fortunate to see them at Carnegie Hall in the mid-seventies.
Land Squid: have you seen a firesign/nick danger clip called Frame Me Pretty? I saw it on youtube. its hilarious
Woody 1: Were they awesome, cease?
Dexter Fong: CA? Caw
Dexter Fong: Cawsome
cease: i'm waiting for more news, now just sports
Land Squid: I saw it live already but it was great to see it again. I've watched it several times at the public library. I can't watch youtube here
Dexter Fong: Cat: Where's Lebron goin?
Elayne: Oh, I love that Evening at the Improv bit, Llan. I'm glad someone uploaded it to YouTube.
Merlyn: looks good llan, I'll make sure Taylor knows about it
Merlyn: it starts at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5qFN0ImjoU
Land Squid: taylor who?
Dexter Fong: Lord & taylor
Dexter Fong: How long is it?
Dexter Fong: (no naughty jokes)
Land Squid: my tailor wouldn't care
Dexter Fong: The clip that is
Woody 1: Cease? Was Washington great?
Merlyn: taylor jessen, the FT archivist
Land Squid: aha
Dexter Fong: oho
cease: it was. they were hilarious
Merlyn: trying to get all FT material anywhere
Land Squid: there's a part where proctor is doing sound effects by hitting a cabbage with a stick
Fred Plegm: Anyone use Realplayer? you can use the free version to download youtube videos in .flv format.
Woody 1: I envy you. Wonderful.
Land Squid: the cabbage rolls into where the audience are sitting and somebody picks it up and puts it on their table
Dexter Fong: He vas makink sauerkraut
Bambi: hi Fred
cease: that's good to know, fred
Dexter Fong: Halfway, not neccessarily
Fred Plegm: (been collecting the videos myself, including Martian Space Party.)
Ubuntween: ...
Land Squid: I haven't seen MSP yet
Dexter Fong: sorry
Fred Plegm: The quality's a little ruff, but viewable.
Elayne: Honestly Dex, sometimes you get way too excitable about sports.
Woody 1: That's a good one. Remember that opened for Magical Mystery Tour at an old theatre in Indiana.
Dexter Fong: I saw it in the theater (Beacon I think)
Elayne: Which reminds me: Spain or the Netherlands? Ordinarily my love for certain things Dutch would have me rooting for the orange, but I don't much like these players, I think they're kind of rude.
ah,clem: tell it to the X-Mas bunny, kid
Woody 1: Have it on VHS.
Dexter Fong: Elayne; WHO'S ESSCITED MAN?
cease: i bought a copy from laugh.com or whatever firesign site seller is called now
cease: maybe lodestone
Land Squid: I have an awful lot on vhs that I may never watch again
Dexter Fong: llan: Get it transferred to digital
Dexter Fong: before the tapes disintegrate
cease: i think the funniest thing the firesign ever did was an interview in ann arbor, and that was just proctor and bergman
Land Squid: well, none of what I have is important enough to transfer
Dexter Fong: It's all *important*
Dexter Fong: They ain't makin' it anymore
Elayne: Too much new stuff in the world to rewatch old stuff...
Dexter Fong: Bah
Woody 1: I will. Believe me. Don't want to leave anything on VHS to deteriorate.
Dexter Fong: The old stuff is good, the new stuff is all technical and dangerous and sucks
||||||||| Eythyl tiptoes in around 9:53 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
Land Squid: I taped so much stuff off tcm its hard to get rid of it all. I was obsessive
Eythyl: HOla
Land Squid: Ethyl! How's Regular?
cease: rare genetic defect leads to white ravens
Fred Plegm: I know the "official" site is looking for any and all bootlegs, hoping to find some gems among the detritus.
Dexter Fong: Ah Ethyl, regular as colckwork
Elayne: Evenin' Ethyl!
cease: some tribes here think it symbolizes the end of the world
Eythyl: good enough kinda crude these days on vacation in the Gulf
ah,clem: is this a costume party?
Land Squid: white ravens came up earlier, didn't it
Bambi: hi Ethyl
Fred Plegm: btw, Hi, Eythyl.
cease: othres think it's a good omen.
Eythyl: hey hey
Dexter Fong: Ethyl Honey, how you doing and how are the Sanchez'
cease: hi eth
Woody 1: I concurr. All vintage is worth keeping. Especially Firesign. We are on the Firesign site. Right?
Dexter Fong: Write
Eythyl: catherwood pour me a white raven please
||||||||| Catherwood gives Eythyl a white raven.
Land Squid: white symbolizes winter in the subconcious
Land Squid: or however you spell it
ah,clem: lol ll
Eythyl: hey Dex would have been here earlier but i had the sleeping sickness
Merlyn: white is death in japan
Dexter Fong: LLan: YOu mean when people have a near death, they're only seeing a blurry winter?
Elayne: Woody, I thought we were on the RFK Bridge (to nowhere).
Dexter Fong: tse tse
Dexter Fong: ryder
Land Squid: not necessarily, dex
Eythyl: flies
Dexter Fong: Better than the blue screen of death which symbolizes problems
cease: no, black is death in japan. take it from the ishikawas, merl
||||||||| Outside, the 9:58 PM uptown bus from Seattle pulls away, leaving Bunnyboy coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bunnyboy: Whew!
cease: hi bun
Land Squid: Hey Bunnyboy
Bunnyboy fans hisself.
Dexter Fong: Hi Bunny
Eythyl: wow dex you make mitch ryder n the detroit wheels appear in my grey matter
ah,clem: over the edge for sure, lol
Fred Plegm: hey , BBoy
Eythyl: hey Bunny
cease: he's more gray than matter
Dexter Fong: damn
Woody 1: I always dip out early due to spending little time with wife before another grueling day at work. WORK SUCKS!!!!! See ya next time. Of course--I'll see you're good byes.
Bunnyboy: "And Candy's goin' ta HELL!"
Eythyl: these daze yup indeed
Land Squid: Nite Woody
Dexter Fong: Night Woody, keep archiving
cease: come again, wood
Fred Plegm: Bye, Woody. Have a good nite.
Bunnyboy: Nite, Woody!
ah,clem: untill next time again, Woody
Elayne: Bye Woody!
Woody 1: Will do. Nighty night.
Eythyl: adios woody
Elayne: I think I'll be moseying as well. Going to see how long I stay awake watching the Yankees game.
Bambi: night Woody
Dexter Fong: "You may not be my brother Jim"......Oh! You may not be my brother, Jim
||||||||| At 10:00 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Woody 1!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Land Squid: I'm sorry for woody hating his work
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Yankers
ah,clem: that's right Dex
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne
||||||||| 10:01 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Eythyl: bye E
Dexter Fong: afkfr
cease: by el
Land Squid: don't get up, dex. let catherwood get it. that's what he's paid for
||||||||| Catherwood gets it that's what he's paid for.
Land Squid: LOL
Eythyl called Stones no show he must have sleeping sickness too
cease: catherwood is paid?
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear cease
Bambi: night Elayne :-)
Bunnyboy: Nite Elayne!
Land Squid: no, the old butler works for fun
Land Squid: it's a labor of love
Fred Plegm: (..... for a well-aged servant, he's pretty fast. :-) )
Eythyl: yeah talking about money offends Catherwppd
cease: he's only cyberaged
Land Squid: he's a socialist. to each according to his greed
ah,clem: actually, according to the story, it's his house, and he just pretends to be the butler, or the hustler
Ubuntween: ...
ah,clem: and also Nancy's husband
Ubuntween: lol LS
Fred Plegm: you mean Melony Haber?
ah,clem: audrey farber
Eythyl: I can tell he is getting steamed catherwood tell us about your wife
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Eythyl and yells "My ears are burning..."
Ubuntween: Susan Under Hill?
Ubuntween: Hello Ethyl
Eythyl: OIK!!
ah,clem: oh, you mean Nancy
Fred Plegm: well take them out of the cornstarch before they get scortched !
Eythyl: hola unbuntween
Bambi: BettyLou?
Dexter Fong: back
Eythyl: front
ah,clem: BettyLou Bealoski
Ubuntween: Where did those _old_ Mexicans go?
Bunnyboy: They ditched the cornstarch after the mid-90s. It's bubblewrap, now.
Eythyl: nowhere they live in new mexico now
Ubuntween: They've been rejuvinated
cease: i reccomend the flick a day without a mexican
Bunnyboy: Maybe they had cornstarch in 1999. I remember Proctor squeezin' the box.
Dexter Fong: Cat and others: Bad news on the Foodie Front...The new Supreme court Justice Sota-Major dined at my favorite Chinese restaurant...Now I'll never get in
Bunnyboy: But the last Foley shows were in 1994 or so.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts H. Stones into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:09 PM, then departs.
cease: bummer, dex
Ubuntween: Hail and well met, Stones
Bambi: hey Stones
cease: hi stones
Eythyl: hello Hemlock
Dexter Fong: Tally Ho?< Stones?
ah,clem: cornstarch was the snow, buble wrap was for the fire
H. Stones: Greetings one and all
Fred Plegm: lol.... did anyone notice that when they redid the bit Phil Austin never says the line "Everyone knew her as Nancy" ?
ah,clem: greetings Mr. Stones
Bunnyboy: i.e. non-sampled doors, bells and buzzers.
cease: and all for one
cease: let me hear it for me
H. Stones: i thought Honey might have been in
Dexter Fong: Fred: No, I never noticed, will have to watch for that
Bunnyboy: ah clem speaks true. Dumb me.
Fred Plegm: (....If it's on the record....it stays!!!)
cease: redid it? they've done it a thousand times, fred
Dexter Fong: Honey is here stones, but in a hideaously clever disguise
Bunnyboy: cat: YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!
ah,clem: they said in the fire, and later said out of the bubblewrap
cease: no, i'm under a roof
Dexter Fong: Lemme grill him, boss
ah,clem: as to the cues
Ubuntween hands Dex some BBQ sauce
Bambi: an arm rest?
H. Stones: Stop torturing me Eythyl
Dexter Fong saves the sauce and goes for a dry rub....back later
Ubuntween: So Stones should now refer to himself as Regular?
Eythyl: But but I believe we both were suffering some sort of sleeping sickness Stones
Dexter Fong: Tween: Regular? hhhmm how about ....Predictable?
Fred Plegm: Been shooting Reds and yellows all day?
Ubuntween: lol
cease: they shoot back
Dexter Fong: I knew you were gonna say that
Eythyl: they sure do, boy and how
cease: with their fingers, usually
Dexter Fong: Cat: Last week Bunny was asking about the first appearance of Dead Cat Dog FOOD AND Dead dog cat food last week...any idea
Ubuntween gets his slingshot and shoots some chicken fingers
H. Stones: goes to pour cup of tea
Dexter Fong: What a great woody allen impression
cease: i think its proctor and bergman, dex
cease: but i could be wrong
Ubuntween: Before the London show, apparently
H. Stones: is that like proctor and gamble only not as clean ?
Land Squid: sdfgjhlk
ah,clem: that was in a bit from the breakfast show
Dexter Fong: Cat: It's just Bergman doing it, and I believe it shows up in one or more of the last three cds
ah,clem: hang on I can find it
cease: you have it, clem?
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Did you find out that
cease: is it from dear friends?
cease: its not hour hour, i can tell you that
Bambi: hey Bunny
Bunnyboy: I guess it could be P & B, or RFO Mach 2.
Dexter Fong: They do sing a little ditty "Cats and dogs, dogs and cats, (something something), and hang 'em on the grocery wall
H. Stones: litening to BBC world service doing a documentary about Katrina, i sure know how to enjoy myself
ah,clem: breakfast with the brunts
Bunnyboy: BTW, the "clean" folks are ProcTER and Gamble.
Dexter Fong: Katrina, the unknown Romoanov
Ubuntween: Mr. Liverface's, Dex
Ubuntween: lol Stones?
Dexter Fong: Right Tween
Bunnyboy: (sings) And I hang 'em on the grocery wall. AH-ha-ha-HAAAAAA!
Ubuntween: Not the oil spill?
Dexter Fong: But when did it first appear
Dexter Fong: and where
Dexter Fong: and how!!
Ubuntween: And WHY??
ah,clem: I'll find it for you next week if I can
Dexter Fong: and who...(cough cough) world (cough)Health orgina (cough)zation
ah,clem: do have it, but can't cue up while playing the show
Dexter Fong: Clem: What is the source ie. show etc
Dexter Fong: Eat death flaming media pigs
ah,clem: is P&B as cat said, not sure of the track off hand
Dexter Fong: "facsist" forgot that
Land Squid: eat flaming pigs
Dexter Fong: "FASCIST"
ah,clem: pinko pansy commy bed wetters?
Dexter Fong: Here!
Dexter Fong: Uh I mean present
ah,clem: lol
ah,clem: o'tay
Ubuntween: Prescient and accounted for
Bunnyboy: Hey! FST site says it's on LAWYER'S HOSPITAL!
Dexter Fong: But my New Firestone Designer sheets help a lot..."Where the Rubber Meets the Load"
Land Squid: I'm going to go out and kick my neighbor's ass before long
Land Squid: it's too late to be making noise
Dexter Fong: lol llan
H. Stones: Hey Fong, i thought you dropped your load on the Giant Toad !
Ubuntween: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: Country livin'
cease: you've solved the puzzle, bun
Bunnyboy: It's llan's notes from 2000.
ah,clem: yes, it is on there as well
Land Squid: now another car just pulled up. that means either less noise or more
Fred Plegm: On side two, BunnyB ?
Ubuntween: Hey, they're just celebrating the 8th Of July
Bunnyboy: Been awhile, since I ain't converted the LP to digital.
Dexter Fong: Perhaps it's a country drive-by...stop and chat on the veranda, then take 'em down
ah,clem: wait for the sirens or the knock on the door
Bunnyboy: I...guess. Oh, now I have to clear off my turntable...
Bunnyboy cues the Fibber McGee closet SFX.
Bunnyboy: No, really!
Fred Plegm: I have digital backup....lemme check.
Dexter Fong: Y'all know I love the FST but this is *not* a great album
cease: indeed, dex
Ubuntween: Hard to ignore the Sirens when they come a'knockin'
Merlyn: hey, see you next week, or on tuesday if people remember the WFMU hour on tuesdays...
Land Squid: which album is it?
Bunnyboy: This = Next World, or Lawyer's Hospital.
Land Squid: Nite Merl
Ubuntween: It has its moments, Dex
Bunnyboy: ?
Eythyl: bye merlyn
Bunnyboy: Nite, Merlyn!
Fred Plegm: lol.... i never listen to side two of Lawyer's Hospital. Bye Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Tween: And they're always preceeded by the tympani and french horns and tubas
cease: by merl
H. Stones: as do we all Tween
Land Squid: I like lawyer's hospital better than a lot of people
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 10:27 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
ah,clem: was a request Dex, and I try to be as helpful as I can
Land Squid: I caught the tour with ben bland and joey demographico and botswain bob and midge, midge, midge...
ah,clem: but I know it is not that popular, hence I played rat first
Ubuntween: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: Tween' They all have their moments, this album, Next world, just has fewer and not much over arching design to it
Dexter Fong: Nor knocking you Clem
Bunnyboy: NEXT WORLD has some swell parts, but kinda peters out after the Awards show.
cease: cuz its an ossman/austin album not whole group
Dexter Fong: Yep
Fred Plegm: don't misunderstand... I LOVE side one of LH.....
||||||||| 10:30 PM: doctecazoid jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
doctecazoid: hi gang
Ubuntween: The Doctor is in
Dexter Fong: We tried to get you out of the closet doc, but.....
Eythyl: hola doc
cease: wow. it's doc
doctecazoid: hello sailor
Land Squid: next world sounds very ossman/austin like a cross between How Time Flys and Roller Maidens
Fred Plegm: Hiya Doc.
Land Squid: Hey Doctec
Dexter Fong checks out the prow on the steamer
doctecazoid: i'm pretty fried, won't be here long
Land Squid: try getting boiled next time
Dexter Fong: Doc: How is our dear friend Lili?
Eythyl: ; has to say rollermaidens was one of her most favoritest
Bunnyboy: hiya, doc!
cease: the dif is that i like those albums, squid
doctecazoid: the baby kitty we got 12 days ago requires round the clock feeding
Fred Plegm: well, I couldn't find it on LH, so it must be on Next.
Dexter Fong: Me too honey I looked for that album for years and when I finally dound it, was delighted
doctecazoid: when we got it, it was only two days old
cease: check my blog, doc
Ubuntween: Is that your only pet, Doc?
Fred Plegm: My favorite is How Time Flies,
cease: some animals and tune you may know
Dexter Fong mutters "He jumped the line"
doctecazoid: so we've got another 14 or so days before we can start getting a normal night's sleep. ubuntween: no, we had three before we got this one
Land Squid: I don't know how it is that my neighbor has any friends but at least some of them are leaving at this moment
Land Squid: and you always know his friends. they have no muffler
Dexter Fong: How time *is* really good, rather different -all Ossman's-but very well constructed and funny too
H. Stones: thanks once again Clem and love to Bambi
Ubuntween: Thranks much, DJ clem...
Fred Plegm: yeah.... love Wolfman Jack's bit.
ah,clem: thanks everyone, and have a great week!
doctecazoid: cat: that's great!
Bambi: it's all Clem :-) I just lend my moral support
Fred Plegm: ....have mercy.
ah,clem: nytol
Eythyl: ty clem you n bambi too
Dexter Fong: Muchas Gracias Clem...and btw what movie is bambi watching?
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:35 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs ah,clem by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Fred Plegm: Bye, ah,clem
Ubuntween: Nyte, clem
cease: by clem
Bambi: great to see everyone! :-)
Land Squid: ambien is kicking in. that will make my neighbor more pleasant
Bambi: glad I could make it :-)
Dexter Fong: And you too LLan
doctecazoid: nice job cat, a loving tribute to pets
Fred Plegm: niters, Bambi
Bunnyboy: nite clem!
Land Squid: lol dex
cease: we're glad too, bambi
Bambi: Bambi was watching DaVince Code on DVD
Bambi: fun movie
Ubuntween: It is
Dexter Fong: Yeah!
Bambi: love those puzzle movies
cease: i hope stan freberg doesnt mind being played by icy
Land Squid: haven't seen DaVC
Ubuntween: Have you seen the sequel?
doctecazoid: i doubt he'd protest, cat
Dexter Fong: And true to life too =
Bambi: no but have read reviews of the book
doctecazoid: sql?
Dexter Fong: /Angels and Devils?
Bambi: hey llan
Ubuntween: Demons & Angels aor whatever
Bambi: missed you come in earlier
Land Squid: I came in very early
Bambi: the DVD mentioned Demons & Angels
Dexter Fong: Tween: It gets pretty silly
Bambi: but just a passing mention
Bambi: a teaser as it were
Bambi: ah, ok
Bunnyboy: The book ANGELS AND DEMONS is an earlier book.
doctecazoid: angons & demels
Ubuntween: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808151/
Bambi: that's why ... I said hi to everyone when I first came in lol
doctecazoid: sounds like a law firm
Ubuntween: The movie was a sequal to Davinci Code
cease: hi is good
Bambi: gotta love historical puzzle movies ... always loved that sort of thing
cease: you like umberto ecco?
doctecazoid: the book was a prequel to davince code
Dexter Fong: I just finished a very well written true account of the finding of a lost painting by Caravaggio
Bambi: the books I am sure are even more fun ... I like to see the movies first so the book doesn't spoil it for me ;-)
doctecazoid: there's an ecco in here
Land Squid: there's an ecco in here
Bambi: then the book just does a much better job at it ;-)
Dexter Fong: Umberto?
Dexter Fong: Umberto?
cease: one of the only italian painters i dont dislike, dex
Land Squid: beat me to it doc
doctecazoid: actually land squid, i think we tied
Land Squid: don't lake raphael, cat?
Dexter Fong: Glad I could offer something acceptable cat =))
Bambi: lol
doctecazoid: it wasn't really lost, just misplaced
cease: we were in italy for almost a month and i saw one painting i liked.
cease: georgione i think, forget name
Dexter Fong: Cat" I've heard you much prefer painting of sea food and fish
Land Squid: I thought if I turn off my light, they'll take the cue and shut up
doctecazoid: did merl make note of the fake firesign book on amazon?
Land Squid: well, you can't beat italian music
Dexter Fong: Doc: Well, yeah but no one new shat it was 'till some art history students tracked it down
Land Squid: I mean until about 1970
Bambi: see ya next time :-)
cease: my favourite paintings are de la tour's joseph the carpenter, las maninas bya famous spaniar, and the entire impressionist movement, particulalry monet
Bambi: have a great week and stay cool! (if you can)
cease: also,, all of vermeer
cease: by bambi
Eythyl: nite bambi
doctecazoid: http://amzn.to/c8FTx2
Dexter Fong: Night Bambi
doctecazoid: this is not a real book
cease: good idea, bambi
Fred Plegm: byebye Bambi
Dexter Fong: unt it's night ein kindle
Land Squid: Nite Bambi
Fred Plegm: wait....wasn't that an Ann Margaret musical?
Dexter Fong: nicht
doctecazoid: it's published by some outfit called "general books llc" - http://general-books.net
doctecazoid: from what I can tell, this is a money-making scheme, plain and simple.
Dexter Fong: Fred: Close, it was a Disney War cartoon
doctecazoid: they appear to be screen-scraping wikipedia pages, then they package and sell them as subscriptions.
Land Squid: limited liability company sounds shady
doctecazoid: i searched for firesign theatre from the general-books.net home page, there are two listings there.
doctecazoid: i cut and pasted a portion of a sentence from one of the synopses ("Babe buys the car and drives it onto the freeway") and googled it, the first hit is a link to the wikipedia page for HCYB.
Land Squid: Firesigntheatre LLC
Dexter Fong: LLC= Laugh Laugh Cry
Land Squid: anyway, I don't know if you are familiar with bobsbrazerkolounge but I am closing it at the end of July
Land Squid: LOL Dex
doctecazoid: nite bambi
doctecazoid: yeah lland, i received an email about that
Land Squid: it was the only FST forum on the internet for a brief time but it's just spam nowadays
Dexter Fong: kkan: You're the proprietor of Bob's Berzerko Lounge
Land Squid: the yahoo group
doctecazoid: i hope the regulars there will all join us here
Land Squid: so do I Doc
Dexter Fong whispers to the regs, "They're askert of us"
||||||||| It's 10:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Land Squid: yeah, I've been the proprietor since The Flounder handed it over to me for some reason several years ago
Dexter Fong: Firebroiled only shows up at like 5:45 AM
doctecazoid: if they ask about our dress, we'll skirt the issue
Land Squid: LOL
Dexter Fong: I'll just dart about, and hem and haw
doctecazoid: dex: lol
Land Squid: in a blowsy sort of way
Dexter Fong: If they act up, I'll needle them
doctecazoid: seems right
Dexter Fong: I'll have em in stitches
Bunnyboy: Not Inseam!
Dexter Fong: Not reliable
doctecazoid: we're tailor made for this group
Bunnyboy: Pocket and Lycra!
cease: eddie, are you kidding?
Dexter Fong: Call next thursday
cease: abut the 50 tailors?
Land Squid: no tickee, no washee
doctecazoid: studebaker hoch yeah yeah!
Dexter Fong: Who killed 350 flies with one blow?
Dexter Fong: Packard Bell ring ring
doctecazoid: he treat the flies alright
doctecazoid: treats
Land Squid: bell records swingalingaling
Dexter Fong: Doc: Nobody treats the fliers right anymore, have you flown lately?
cease: how is lili, doc?
doctecazoid: borowitzreport on lebron james announcement: "Millions Watch Rich Guy Get New Job"
Land Squid: I haven't flown in about 5 years
Fred Plegm: She found my pants on the top shelf, but the skirt she laid out had slipped to the floor... I picked up her skirt, she pulled down my pants...
doctecazoid: lili's doing quite well, thanks
cease: borowitz is great
Fred Plegm: ....we got dressed and went to dinner.
Dexter Fong: Doc: yeah, but where....Miami?
Land Squid: well, I'm going. Hope you check out Turmoil and Triumph
Dexter Fong: Fred: Cooperation, that's the key to a happy marriage
doctecazoid: taking medical i.t. courses online
Land Squid: monday at 10 Eastern. Don't miss me or you'll blink
doctecazoid: she's been plowing through the textbooks and aceing the quizzes
Dexter Fong: T&T? I thought you said T&A?
cease: by squid
Fred Plegm: okies, LS. have a good night....hopefully a soon-to-be-peaceful one.
doctecazoid: nite llan
cease: i'd be surprised if she didnt, doc
Land Squid: yeah, they neighbors are silent and I am medicated. all is well. see you next thursday
doctecazoid: or am i just confused?
Dexter Fong: Who isn't
Fred Plegm: lol.... I resemble that remark.
Dexter Fong: But I just keep my thumb on my wrist so I can see if I'm still alive
doctecazoid: & speaking of sleep, i think i must head to the horizontal slab
doctecazoid: and get me some shut-eye
Dexter Fong: Don't forget your toetag Doc
doctecazoid: glad i could stop by again this week
doctecazoid: hope to see you all here again next week
Dexter Fong: Us too
cease: off you go, doc
doctecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzz...............
||||||||| doctecazoid leaves to catch the 10:58 PM train to Elmertown.
Dexter Fong: Night to you and The Ace of Quizzes
Fred Plegm: Any minute, Catherwood's gonna be screaming the time at us.
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:58 PM"
Dexter Fong: Don't promt him Fred just close the curtain on Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to Dexter Fong and asks "Something I can help with?"
Fred Plegm: damn , you're fast, Fatson.
Bunnyboy: nite doc!
Dexter Fong: Get behind the curtain Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood gets behind the curtain.
Bunnyboy: No Liverface on Side 2 of LAWYER'S HOSPITAL.
Dexter Fong: Thank you Catherwoood
Dexter Fong: Bunny : It must be on the Just Folks or later albums, I think but really unsure< its on one of the lasst three albums
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Thanks for the mellow bellow Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood strides over to Dexter Fong and says "Something I can help with?"
Dexter Fong: Don't be so pushy Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Dexter Fong and mumbles "Did you want something?"
Dexter Fong: That's better Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Dexter Fong and says "Someone mention my name?"
Dexter Fong: I like the cut of your stride, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Dexter Fong
Dexter Fong: Bashful eh? Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Dexter Fong
cease: i'll go try save plants from heat. see y'all next week
Ubuntween: Nytol...
Fred Plegm: g'nite, cease
||||||||| "Hey cease!" ... cease turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:04 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: Night Cat, and best with your doggie
||||||||| Around 11:04 PM, Ubuntween walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Night Tween
Bunnyboy: nite cat!
||||||||| "Hey Eythyl!" ... Eythyl turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:04 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Dexter Fong: Well, we'll keep looking for the first appearance of "Mr. Liver Face"
Dexter Fong: Gonna get outta here, next week Dear Friends
Fred Plegm: you'd think someone would had made a database so we could cross-reference this stuff...
Dexter Fong: Night Bunny and come back soon Fred
Dexter Fong: Fred: There's an *Android* app for that
Fred Plegm: good night Dex.
Dexter Fong: Night you guys
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Land Squid - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Fred Plegm: hmmmm......dunno which is worse....the cacaphony of crickets or the deathly quiet of Catherwood......
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Fred Plegm and inquires "Would you like something?"
Bunnyboy: nite Dex. Splitters for me, too. Nite folks!
||||||||| "11:10 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bunnyboy, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
Fred Plegm: (smiling) no, just gonna try to find my way back into the shadows. Good night, Cath.
||||||||| At 11:11 PM, Fred Plegm rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| It's 11:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Ben Bland enters at 11:22 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Haberdashery Barn.
Ben Bland: Prince announced that the internet is dead.
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:25 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Ben Bland by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| H. Stones - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| 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:
Ben Bland
Dexter Fong
Fred Plegm
H. Stones
Land Squid
Woody 1
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And, "The Home Team"