A Firesign Chat


Special appearance by
Phil Austin

||||||||| 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 December 16, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 6:24 AM, dragging RedPillTweeny by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
||||||||| It's 6:30 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...
||||||||| Catherwood leads FreeSpace into the room, accepts three dimes as a gratuity, mutters something about 8:28 AM, then departs.
FreeSpace: Hmmm? There's nothing going here. Why am I here? oh well...i'll be back later to chat. see ya...
||||||||| At 8:31 AM, FreeSpace vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Firesold', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 5:56 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Firesold: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php
Firesold: ONLY 45 BIG ONES
||||||||| Around 5:58 PM, Firesold walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| 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 ah,clem gets out at 7:28 PM.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: 'no "few minutes" tonight, see ya next week'
||||||||| ah,clem scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's ah,clem?! It's 7:29 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Bunnyboy into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, grumbles something about 8:56 PM, then departs.
Bunnyboy: Ha HA!
Bunnyboy stands on the summit, jaw in profile.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Outside, the 9:03 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dexter Fong coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| "9:04 PM? 9:04 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits on the divan.
cease: Sold out all ready?
Dexter Fong: Hello everybody
cease: hi dex
cease: jaw in profile? I havent seen my jaw ince early 76
Bunnyboy: eddo.
Dexter Fong: Is CNI broadcasting yet, I', not getting anything
cease: duke, duke, duke, duke of mad, mad, madness
Bunnyboy: Check the log. No CNI tonite.
cease: no cni tonight
Dexter Fong: Ah...didn't read it closely enough
Dexter Fong: to bad
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Elayne inside, makes a note of the time (9:07 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong: I'll prolly be absent next week unless I check in from Arlington VA
cease: hi el
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Bunnyboy: I shore hope they'll be early-birdin' the DUKE pre-orders from...the place what we ordered 'em from before.
Elayne: evenin' all
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Elayne!
cease: thanks for article, el
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:08 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: hey
Dexter Fong: DUKE?
cease: the new yorker piece is kind of an ad for the new restaurant too
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Merlyn!
Dexter Fong: Ellington?
cease: hi merl
Dexter Fong: Nuke 'em?
Bunnyboy: Great job on the new front page.
Dexter Fong: Of Earl?
cease: duyke of madness motors, the new firesign compiliation
Dexter Fong: Hi Merlyn
Merlyn: dex, the dear friends set is out, "Duke of Madness Motors"
Elayne: Trying to do this from my new smartphone.
cease: i got my copy today once doctec fixed the canadian link
Merlyn: 80 hours of dear friends, let's eat, etc
Bunnyboy babbles - "80 hours....80 hours...80 hours..."
Dexter Fong: Nice Elayne...so you *are* one of those people always engrossed in their *smart* phone
Bunnyboy: El: Soon, you'll be able to load up DUKE, in it's entirety, onto your phone.
||||||||| dommtecazoid waltzes in at 9:11 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: i thought you knew about this already, bunny
Dexter Fong: w/ a Duke Ellington soundtrack versus Duke Nuke 'em
||||||||| Elayne is kicked out just as the clock strikes 9:11 PM.
dommtecazoid: hi there
||||||||| Catherwood escorts llanwyddorsomeonelikehim into the room, accepts a jar of pennies as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:11 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Good evening Domm
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: howdy folks
Dexter Fong: hey llan
cease: llan
Bunnyboy: Almost sorry I placed an early pre-order. Would have loved to pre-order from the Firesale site.
dommtecazoid: the fuse of domm
Bunnyboy: lo llan!
Bunnyboy: hiya doc!
dommtecazoid: bb: a great grift idea!
Dexter Fong sings under his breath "domm de domm domm"
cease: hey doc
Bunnyboy: But I want it now!
Merlyn: the preamplifier amplifies the pre
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 9:13 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Bunnyboy: As always...
dommtecazoid: it's been one HELL of an exposition, let me tell you
Dexter Fong: From before the beginning
Bunnyboy: Oh, there's that JD Elayne.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hi elayne
Elayne: You know, just because you CAN do something doesn't always mean you SHOULD do it.
Elayne: Ah, that's better. A real nine-finger typewriter keyboard again.
dommtecazoid: the sheer volume of orders pouring into the site is breathtaking
Elayne: I'm all thumbs on the smartphone, I don't like it.
Dexter Fong: Well you can count me in on that
dommtecazoid: e: yeah i tried the smartphone chat a couple of times - it's not easy!
Bunnyboy: doc: Really? Sweet!
Elayne: If I ever become a criminal, I think I'll call myself Nine-Finger Typist or something.
dommtecazoid: bb: o yeah baby
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Try reading the hitch-hikers guide to the smart phone
cease: great news
Elayne: I'm just glad I finally have one, Tom. I'm about a decade behind everyone else. :)
Elayne: Is that an app, Dex?
dommtecazoid: westley sent out the announcement a little after 2pm est today, 15 minutes later there were more than 10 orders
Merlyn: hey doc, email about the DOMM asks which gives better profit, paypal or CC?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: what you all listening to?
Elayne: That's great news, Tom! If Robin keeps getting work maybe we can afford to blow $50 on one.
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Hitch=hiker = Thumbing
dommtecazoid: yes i need to respond to that. there is a difference but it is so small it's not worth sweating about
Elayne: He just got another assignment from editor (and Firesign fan) Joey Cavalieri. I thanked Joey and forwarded him the latest Firesign email.
Dexter Fong: llan: No CNI toight
Elayne: Ah, got it Dex.
cease: keeps getting?
dommtecazoid: but technically, the guys keep more profit when people pay via paypal
Merlyn: about 60 orders now I estimate
cease: more great news
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Grats to Robin (and also you)
dommtecazoid: it's like a 3 or 4 percent difference
Elayne: Cat, do you remember the Firesign 'toon Joey drew for INSIDE JOKE back in the day?
Dexter Fong: Doc: It all adds up at the checkout point
Elayne: I need to find that, maybe if the work keeps coming in I can get a scanner and finally start scanning in all my old IJs.
dommtecazoid: 66 to be exact
cease: i must have seen it, el
Dexter Fong scans the horizon for a scanner and finds him self scanned at the checkout counter
cease: i have a bunch of them and could look for it
Dexter Fong: It's like being behind bars
Elayne: I'm too tired to look for it now.
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: Does that include the earlier pre-orders (including mine)?
cease: hey, anyone know what df bit "louey's wipe out pummice hamburgers" is from?
dommtecazoid: i'd rather sit in bars than be behind them
dommtecazoid: no, just the Firesale orders
cease: almost tom waitsian, doc
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: it's on dear friends but I don't remember the track title
cease: there are a lot of tracks on df. now even more
dommtecazoid: tv glide? tb guide?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: oh, you did say df. sheesh
Dexter Fong: IIRC it's just kind of a throw in at the end of a sketch
Merlyn: no BB, just looking at the conf. emails
Dexter Fong: Austin reads it and Bergman laughs
cease: i wonder if they developed it more in the actual df show
cease: now we can find out
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: no, austin laughs
Bunnyboy: cat: I know it's from one of the segments featured in the WFMU set. I also noticed that there's a total edit/segue right after the line and laugh, on the DF Columbia album.
dommtecazoid: edited for television
dommtecazoid: bb: yes that is correct
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: austin is the only one of the four who cracks up in performance
Bunnyboy: So, I'm on the outside, looking in.
Dexter Fong: All Wikirights reserved
cease: wfmu was mixed up shows
Dexter Fong: llan: Not so
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: really?
Bunnyboy: Actually, Ossman read the Pumice line.
cease: but on wnhich cut?
dommtecazoid: it's interesting to compare the df album bits - their edits and selections - with the full length shows, to get an idea of what they thought would work in a radio-friendly comedy album format
Dexter Fong: They all crack up when procter gets on one of his brilliant roles
Dexter Fong: rolls
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Ossman for sure?
cease: now we can do that even more. the treasure trove for me here in the df stuff i didnt have
dommtecazoid: i believe it's a lead-in for one of the two tv guide bits
Bunnyboy: llan: Not so! I've seen all three of the other guys laugh at Proctor.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: pardon me. I have an email from tween. brb
dommtecazoid drinking
Bunnyboy: Dex: Yup.
||||||||| "9:23 PM? 9:23 PM!!" says Catherwood, "llanwydd should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as llanwydd enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
dommtecazoid pulls out his mfsl dear friends to check
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: forgot who I was for a moment
Bunnyboy: brb
Dexter Fong: Doc: The excerpting which is the production method on the Col Album DF *is* intersting, but I'm really interested in what they did with all the Let's Eat shows that got edited down for the release of the series
cease: we'll soon find out
Dexter Fong: "domm domm de domm"
dommtecazoid: dex: yes, the unedited shows are the best listening experience imo
dommtecazoid: yep - "the t. b. guide", first cut on 2nd side of first vinyl disc
Dexter Fong: Doc: Yes..in fact I prefer them in their entirety, music breaks, station breaks and all
cease: 2010 earl began playing the hour hours and now they're commercially released.
Dexter Fong: Nice job Doc =))
cease: although they played vast quantities of shit music.
dommtecazoid: like the back of my hand, i tell ya
Dexter Fong: Cat: It was of the time
dommtecazoid: compulsory education roundup
Dexter Fong wonders why Doc gave himself a backhanded compliment
dommtecazoid: 6:30 renaissance poisonings
dommtecazoid backslides
cease: ah there it is. who wrote that?
Dexter Fong: SAFE!!!!!!!!!
dommtecazoid: lt. debbie - warden wombat
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes...maybe that was austin??
dommtecazoid: who wrote what? the louie's wipeout pumice hamburgers line?
dommtecazoid: they never actually reveal it either on the df 2disc album nor in the actual unedited show
cease: just quoting the last line
dommtecazoid: afaik
Dexter Fong: Doc: No, somebody (Ausatin) maybe says that just before it ends
cease: some of their work is self identified but not much
dommtecazoid: ah
dommtecazoid: thanks dex
Elayne: Sorry, didn't mean to fade...
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| llanwyddorsomeonelikehim - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
dommtecazoid is not a quaified expert
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:30 PM and llanwyddorsomeonelikehim steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: mfngbhjk
Dexter Fong: That helpful hint was brought to you by Duke of Mange Madness
dommtecazoid is not a qualified expert neither
dommtecazoid: freakin' revolving door around here
dommtecazoid: eva and the schnifter!
Dexter Fong: Going out Sailor?
Dexter Fong: Or coming in?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: pardon me. I had a cartoon sent to me from tween
Dexter Fong: Cartoons ship anywhere for the same flat rate
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: if he is online to send cartoons he should be here before long
dommtecazoid: well if y'all want to play some cool stuff in lieu of cni...
dommtecazoid: go to http://firesigntheatre.com/domm/naturaldisaster.html
Dexter Fong: Whist?
cease: your new music, doc?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: skip to my lieu
Dexter Fong: Eucre?
dommtecazoid: there are two hidden links to mp3s there
cease: oh really?
dommtecazoid: one is in the first mini-shovel image (the challenges section of the page)
Dexter Fong: Challenged to a shovel off? like to Buffalo?
Dexter Fong: And baby steps too?
Dexter Fong: Mother Mayent I?
dommtecazoid: then in http://firesigntheatre.com/domm/uta.html, click on the last image on the page with the two records shown
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I've never been in buffalo but I've been in niagara falls. there was no snow
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: and the two places are very near each other
Dexter Fong: Ah, you were there July First then llan
dommtecazoid: even though they're not anywhere at all?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I just received word that stones is online as well
||||||||| 9:35 PM: no_anchovies jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
Elayne: Evenin', chovies!
Dexter Fong: Thank you llan...aaand we'll be getting back to our field reporter as further sighting come in
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: you've got the wrong man
cease: hi no
no_anchovies: howdy.
dommtecazoid: they're both quite long mp3s - you'll be blown away
cease: its that song, doc, booker t and mgs
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: are you paul from san diego?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: aka buskorbust?
dommtecazoid: it's the full 1 hr 50 mins show cat
dommtecazoid: not just the song
no_anchovies: yup. been ill of late, Llan, me bruder.
cease: i didnt mind the song when it came out but was quite tired of it by hour hour days
dommtecazoid: no anchovies say it ain't soap!
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: sorry to hear. feeling any better?
Merlyn: doc, I got one email complaining that they are MP3s, do you know what bitrate they're at?
no_anchovies: you weren't here last week, when i arrived too late to save a drowning witch.
cease: ah, the good song!
Elayne: Eww. Robin just told me about this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20025875-71.html?tag=mncol;title
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: no, last week I had my best paying film job ever
Elayne: Creepy!
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Hemlock Scones close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:38 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the Aviary.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: $100 an hour
no_anchovies: no, much worse actually. i'm only online right now because, how many dang Honeymooners reruns can you watch in bed?
cease: good for you, llan
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: Hey Stones
Elayne: On the other hand, maybe we could figure out how to do it for Firesign...
cease: hi stones
Elayne: Evenin' Hemlock!
Hemlock Scones: hi llan
Hemlock Scones: hi elayne
Dexter Fong: Good evening Scones
no_anchovies: that "Duke Of Madness" set looks tempting.
dommtecazoid: actually cat, what it realy is is a collection of full songs that earl jive dropped into various shows
dommtecazoid: sorry didn't mean to mislead there
cease: aha
dommtecazoid: it's an all music mp3
Hemlock Scones: sorry ag=bout poor and bad typing but using lappy due to brreakdownh of ie on dt
cease: but it has to be hidden for legal reasons?
dommtecazoid: music from the 1970-72 era of fs radio shows
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:40 PM, dragging ArmaTwillo by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
cease: i know of thier history with john simon so this is perfect
ArmaTwillo: Hey folks
dommtecazoid: no cat, it's just an 'easter egg' - a bonus goodie you'd only stumble on if you were poking around for it
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: hello armatwillo
dommtecazoid: 'value added', web site wise
no_anchovies: Llan, you in Virginia, or just a curious server reroute?
cease: ohu, ok
Elayne: Hello Twillo!
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: no, I'm about 300 miles north of new york city
cease: hi tween
Hemlock Scones: winter has arrived here for the second time this month and its still ohly autumn
dommtecazoid: the uta.html page talks all about the efforts taylor expended to identify all the music drop-ins from the shows
Bunnyboy: New front page looks great, doc.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: does nino have me in VA tonight?
Dexter Fong: Yes llan
no_anchovies: check thyself.
dommtecazoid: there are over 1000 of them throughout the broadcasts, taylor has managed to identify around 3/4 of them
Bunnyboy: Impetuous me. I've got my spanky new copies of A SAFE PLACE and AMERICATHON, in the house.
dommtecazoid: bb: thanks, it's kinda old school but it works - phil fountain did most of the graphic elements, i just arranged 'em and set up the links
no_anchovies: yeah, i read about that. interesting stuff. also, that guy Carlos Hagen and his secret archive.
Elayne: Oh, I remember Americathon... wonder what Martin Mull's up to these days?
cease: oo, i want safe place
ArmaTwillo: I've got a good connection to the CNI stream, but no sound
Bunnyboy: doc: Absolutely! It's the content that's rich, not the delivery method.
cease: they described filming it in such detail
Elayne: Or am I confusing that with another movie?
dommtecazoid: e: he's always considered himself a painter more than anything, he's had shows of his work all over the globe
Dexter Fong: Elayne: He's still with his living room furniture
cease: who is seling it, bun?
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: no, twillo. no cni tonight
cease: no cni tonighte tween
Bunnyboy: El: Mull is AMERICA TONITE.
dommtecazoid: the anecdote about americathon is that it came from a firesign improv, neal isreal hired them to write the screenplay - they did, and neal fired them and went on to make the movie anyway
Bunnyboy: Fred Willard is in both AMERICA TONITE and AMERICATHON.
Bunnyboy: No relation in characters.
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I remember when mull did Fernwood Tonight
dommtecazoid: 3 more orders
cease: was america after that?
dommtecazoid: they're tapering off after the initial rush
Dexter Fong: And Mary (something) Mary (something)
Bunnyboy: I'm waiting to see a FERNWOOD TONITE / AMERICA TONITE vid release.
ArmaTwillo: Martin Mull in the Marin County, CA parody "Serial" is one of my favorites
dommtecazoid: bb: yeah that would be astounding - i was blown away by fernwood 2nite when it was on
no_anchovies: i lived in L.A. in the 80's and recorded some of Bergman's "Baldy & Scout" shows, but i wasn't very dilgent about it.
cease: i enjoyed fernwood in 70s but tried watching it a few decades later and it didnt interest me at all
cease: did you keep them?
Bunnyboy: AMERICATHON is a new entry in the Warner Archives series. A SAFE PLACE is on a new comprehensive Criterion set on the BBS film production folks (EASY RIDER, LAST PICTURE SHOW, etc.).
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: you know what's curious. I've never seen reruns of Mary Hartman Mary Hartman
cease: i did and wish i hadnt
Elayne: I can't feel my feet. I'm crawling back under the covers now.
ArmaTwillo: That was great fun
Elayne: Sorry folks. Next week.
Bunnyboy: doc: THANK you. I knew I was misspelling 2nite, but didn't know how.
||||||||| "9:47 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Elayne, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
dommtecazoid: ok e - stay warm!!!!!
Bunnyboy: nite Elayne!
ArmaTwillo: as were his appearances on The Roseanne Show
Bunnyboy: Be well!
cease: keep warm el
ArmaTwillo: Yeah, heard the East is getting a bit of a blast
no_anchovies: they might exist in my storage unit, which i haven't visited in a long time. perhaps i will digitize them someday and make them available to my fellow bozos.
Bunnyboy: llan: Sony popped out the first dozen or so eps of MH, MH several years ago. Not much followup since.
dommtecazoid: it's not quite as bad now as it was earlier this week - high of 19 farenheit tuesday
cease: good idea, no
ArmaTwillo: Yikes, Doc
Dexter Fong: Keeping warm?
ArmaTwillo: and as we keep saying, it won't be officially Winter for several days...
Bunnyboy: Mull's movie, SERIAL, has been out on the Paramount sub-label, Legend, for a couple of years.
dommtecazoid: right now it's mid-20s in the evening hours of the east coast. thank grid for a functioning furnace!
ArmaTwillo: Serial is early 80's, I do believe
ArmaTwillo: The Smothers Brothers are in it
ArmaTwillo: 1980 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081485/
Hemlock Scones: we alreaedy had two weeks below zero here and now its back with a vengeance
Bunnyboy: Okay, finally found my receipt. I pre-ordered DUKE from midheaven.com, end of November.
ArmaTwillo: Makes very good fun of suburban LA at that period in history
Dexter Fong: Scones: YOu may be fue for a Xmas past occurance
ArmaTwillo: Good Grid, Scones!
Bunnyboy: And you're saying all these PUNKS are gonna get their pre-orders before ME?!? ; )
ArmaTwillo: You'd mentined that the UK was getting record-setting lows
dommtecazoid: stones cold
no_anchovies: Catherwood, rub my back.
||||||||| Catherwood rubs no_anchovies's back.
Hemlock Scones: it only went away for a couploe of days now its bacfk
Bunnyboy: AT: 1980, yes.
ArmaTwillo: You all got the email about the Duke of Madness boxed set?
no_anchovies: yep. was just talking about that.
dommtecazoid: bb: um well... (stares down at shoes)
Bunnyboy: It's a gateway movie. 70s vibe, plus new age.
Dexter Fong: DUNNO BUT I know now
ArmaTwillo: Actually, Marin is a burb of SF, isn't it cease?
cease: yes
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: lkjhfgd
ArmaTwillo: Not LA
Dexter Fong: Marin is Nobodys suburb
no_anchovies: most of the "Grateful Dead" live in Marin.
no_anchovies: deadheadsville.
Bunnyboy: Catherwood, bring me my Angry Hat.
||||||||| Catherwood brings Bunnyboy my angry hat.
Dexter Fong: Hipp artists type colony....wait aminute, that is Frisco
ArmaTwillo: Well anyway, a pretty good watch
Hemlock Scones: i got a dos attack trying to take me off line last week but i fought it off. wiki leaks has started a cyber war with the banks abd credut cffards
dommtecazoid: fig-you-a-roe-a
ArmaTwillo: Thought they were from San Rafael
ArmaTwillo: Yeah, there were some serious cyber battles last week
dommtecazoid: raaf-aye-ell
Dexter Fong: akfr
Hemlock Scones: on my third this week, tween, so farf they onhly destroyed my ie
dommtecazoid: crudit caws?
ArmaTwillo: Wow, Scones
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: improvised explosive?
cease: fight on, galant sir scones
ArmaTwillo: lol c
dommtecazoid: i got a dos attack, but i was running programs on a pc-xt
dommtecazoid: whopping 10mb hard drive
dommtecazoid: 286 running at 6mhz
ArmaTwillo: 10 Meg??
ArmaTwillo: omg
Hemlock Scones: i have the electriodes and now i must attach them to their balls
dommtecazoid: meg-o-my-heart
ArmaTwillo: Soeaking od DOS attacks
ArmaTwillo: lol Scones
ArmaTwillo: *speaking of
dommtecazoid: have a ball with that, stokes
dommtecazoid: spanking?
no_anchovies: Meg, it will come back to you.
Bunnyboy: Are there 2 melodies for PEG OF MY HEART?
dommtecazoid: it's your favorite foreign movie
Dexter Fong: Yes: One sung and one tapped out by Ray Bolger
no_anchovies: you're thinking of "Piece Of My Heart" ?
ArmaTwillo: Bambi and clem said they were stocking up on secondary fuels. Must be expecting some long power outages
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
dommtecazoid: things are tough all over
Bunnyboy: I remember the vocal melody, and then I also remember the harmonica theme for THE SINGING DETECTIVE...
Dexter Fong: No: What Steely Dan was that...Meg it will come back to you?
cease: bummer, tween
cease: i think it's Peg, it will come back to you. name of song is peg
ArmaTwillo: Catherwood please give everyone a pieve of your mind
||||||||| Catherwood gives everyone a pieve of his mind.
Dexter Fong: Bunny: are the two themes related?
dommtecazoid worked on the firesale store to a steely dan soundtrack
ArmaTwillo: *piece, of course
Dexter Fong: ThNKS Ccat
dommtecazoid: give piece a change
ArmaTwillo: Although peived works as well
Bunnyboy: Lemme see...
cease: doc tech showed me a steely dan dvd with them doing a fine versoin of that song
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: I think catherwood is pieved at you
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear llanwyddorsomeonelikehim
Bunnyboy: It all fits!
Bunnyboy: Catherwood pretends not to hear llanwyddorsomeonelikehim
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Bunnyboy and says "Stop typing gibberish, Bunnyboy!"
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, give pieve a chance
||||||||| Catherwood gets pieve a chance.
dommtecazoid: two against nature plush tv party
ArmaTwillo: You've put all the peaces together?
Dexter Fong: and thay spell NADA
Hemlock Scones: put everyonein our government tiogether Ded
dommtecazoid: arab 1: allah be praised, i've invented the zero! arab 2: what? arab 1: nothing, nothing...
ArmaTwillo: ah yes, NADA-style art, I've heard of it
Hemlock Scones: dex and you get the saje total
Dexter Fong: arab three: Bism'allah
llanwyddorsomeonelikehim: well, I've got to be going. see you next week
ArmaTwillo: lol Doc
dommtecazoid: seven sealys
Bunnyboy: Never mind. "Heart of My Heart" is the one with "love that melody".
ArmaTwillo: Be well and warm, LL
Merlyn: see ya lan
Dexter Fong: Away next week so happy seasons etc llan
Bunnyboy: Dex: NO! We will not let you go!
Hemlock Scones: see ya lan
cease: by llan
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Heart of my Heart, blood of my blood? that Dracula thing?
Bunnyboy: nite llan!
dommtecazoid: nite ll
Dexter Fong: Bunny you've got to (sniff sob) those boys are out there waiting for me
Dexter Fong: They've come to see Lurleen and by Catherwood, they're going to
||||||||| Catherwood walks over to Dexter Fong and says "My ears are burning..."
Dexter Fong: Catherwood loves me, I know
||||||||| Catherwood lovess Dexter Fong i know.
Dexter Fong: and with an extra "s" for Svings?
dommtecazoid: there's no 's' in catherwood !?
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to dommtecazoid and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, dommtecazoid!"
Dexter Fong: that's all i got
no_anchovies: Catherwood, take advantage of the situation.
||||||||| Catherwood takes advantage of the situation.
cease: i dissappeared
Hemlock Scones: he joined the ss dex
Dexter Fong: He has hiss orderss
Dexter Fong: Nicht wahr
Dexter Fong: Stumpflein?
no_anchovies: anyway, i'm hurtin' pretty bad. gotta lay down. cya next time. happy holidays.
Dexter Fong: Back to you No
dommtecazoid: nite no anchovies
||||||||| "Hey no_anchovies!" ... no_anchovies turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:11 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
cease: by no
Hemlock Scones: those anchovies dont fight fair
Bunnyboy: Here's an wonderful, exhausting clip:
Bunnyboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF0f1TFx-0Q
Dexter Fong: 30 miles per hour?
dommtecazoid: ok, i've been on double golden slasher time the past two weeks, finishing firesale ... i'm quite bleary eyed, must go and get some shuteye
Dexter Fong: Night Doc and happy all that stuff to you and Lili...see you in two
dommtecazoid: tanx dex
cease: i keep getting cut off
cease: and i'm not even on a smart phone
dommtecazoid: the duke of madness has finally arrived - and we couldn't be more happier with the reception
Dexter Fong: YOU mean dropped?
cease: all the best to you and lili, doc
dommtecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz............
||||||||| "10:14 PM? I'm late!" exclaims dommtecazoid, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
||||||||| Phil Austin strides in at 10:15 PM with Danny Vanilla badgering him for an interview; since he has no badgers, Catherwood forcibly leads Danny Vanilla out the door.
Dexter Fong: Good evening Phil
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Mr. President!
Phil Austin: Just emailed Brian I'm bidding on NickDanger.net very exciting and about forty five minutes to go. Hi, everyone
cease: hi phil
cease: come back, doc
Dexter Fong: Come back Merlyn
cease: just ordered duke of madness. hope you sell lots of copies
Dexter Fong: Ditto
cease: how are oona and the dogs?
Dexter Fong: I love that group
Bunnyboy: ditto ditto
Dexter Fong: Better than Nashville Cats
Dexter Fong: But not as good aas the Byrds
cease: 3 dog afternoon was rathery lame
Dexter Fong: lol
Dexter Fong: but warm
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwyddorsomeonelikehim - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Hemlock Scones: 3 dogs dinners was even worse
cease: are you waiting for the erectrician, or someone rike him?
Dexter Fong: Indeed, but it soon tought that blathery skype not to poach on my lands
cease: doing my best ishikawa accent
Dexter Fong: and who does it better?
cease: probably anybody
cease: doc tech is a great mimic
Dexter Fong: N.E. Body = early oriental mimic
Merlyn: hey phil, didn't see you come in
||||||||| FreeSpace sashays in at 10:22 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: reputed silent member of the Goon show
cease: the bodhi tree?
cease: can you reach doctech, merl?
Merlyn: I can send him email
Dexter Fong: Free...AT LAST!!!!
cease: yes you canj
FreeSpace: well hello dear friends. first time visitor, long long long time fan. just wanted to brag that i just reserved my copy of duke of madness motors. life is good.
Dexter Fong: Use the mind meld Merlyn
cease: no, you are born free, and gradually age weaves its chains around you
cease: it is indeed, free
Dexter Fong: Congrats Free: You came on the rare occaision a FST member joins us, tonight...Phil Austin...however he has chosen to remain largelyu silent
Merlyn: I'll see if doc gets my email in time
cease: like rudolf's red nose, he lights away, but doesnt necessarily have anything to say
Merlyn: Somebody besides Phil bid on nickdanger.com, though it had no bids for most of the auction
FreeSpace: i can hardly wait. this is a holy grail for fireheads, wouldn't you say. oh, by the way, hello and very nice to meet you. i am freespace.
cease: what is that, merl?
Merlyn: any relation to freebird?
cease: oh, a domain name?
FreeSpace: dear god no!!!!!!!!!!
Phil Austin: I'm back. My 85 bid seems to be holding. auction ends at 8 pm pacific
cease: good luck, phil
Merlyn: That other bid came in so late, my guess is it's some kind of speculator trying to pick up cheap expired sites
Dexter Fong: Nice to see you FRee and most of us a more are here regularly on Thur nights
Merlyn: here's hoping phil
cease: since 95
Merlyn: any relation to spaceghost?
Phil Austin: Thanks Dex. I've been away too long.
Dexter Fong: lol ah..it's a website on auction?
FreeSpace: good enough. i'll be here just hangin' out.
Dexter Fong: Don't hang out, Free, hang in
Merlyn: yep, the nick danger sweater people (WTF?) let it lapse
cease: new writing, phil?
Phil Austin: yeah, the domain name of nickdanger.com finally freed up and went to auction. fingers crossed. anything crossed.
FreeSpace: ah yes.
Bunnyboy: Same old characters. a b c d...
cease: just just roads with chickens
cease: just not
Merlyn: no bids for sexfield.com yet
Bunnyboy: .com or .net?
Dexter Fong: crossing....back and forth......endlessly
Dexter Fong: Your juob?,,,,pluck eme
Dexter Fong: job em
Dexter Fong: in a plucky style
Merlyn: .com bboy
FreeSpace: how about the domain name nickdanger3rdeye
Phil Austin: Thanks Dex. I've been away too long.
cease: but you're here now
Dexter Fong: Phil: Anytime is a good time
Phil Austin: Hi, Cat
Merlyn: regnadkcin.com is available again too; some fan had it for a while
cease: hi phil
cease: i ope oona and dogs are well
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: wasn't that the guy who picked up chat when IRC got too sketchy
Phil Austin: all are well and very Christmasy here
Dexter Fong: just before you saved us all =)
Merlyn: not sure dex
Dexter Fong: think so Merlyn
Dexter Fong: Cat would remember
Dexter Fong: maybe
Merlyn: well, tonight's chat may end with the auction results in 30 minutes
FreeSpace: phil, when will you update the blog?
cease: ok merl
Dexter Fong: Wow! It's like a sports game...but not soccer
Phil Austin: Just put more lines on my screen, much better. I've got to update the blog, indeed. I'm so far behind in so much.
Dexter Fong: I'm gonna go hydrate for the upcoming 30 minutes
Bunnyboy: how 'bout GypsyDickOldOneEye.com?
Phil Austin: hydration, excellent idea. Me too.
||||||||| dommtecazoid sneaks in around 10:33 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Bunnyboy: haw!
Bunnyboy: hiya doc
dommtecazoid: well i was going to slink off to bed but i heard someone we don't see here often had dropped in
cease: it's true
FreeSpace: cool. btw, condolences re: ginger. that laugh is everywhere.
Merlyn: hey doc, got my email
cease: tired as you are
dommtecazoid: yes thanks merl
Merlyn: yeah, FreeSpace is here!
Merlyn: we've never seen him
dommtecazoid: was a minute or two from shutting down
Bunnyboy: We're all looking forward to the 80 hours.
Phil Austin: Is that the Doc?
dommtecazoid: in the flash, phil
Bunnyboy waits for the mailman.
dommtecazoid: i'm tired - but it's a good kind of tired
Phil Austin: Everyone should know that Doctec has done a magnificent and thankless job lately setting up FST.com's online store.
dommtecazoid: thanks for the kudos - looks like the duct tape and chewing gum are holding up nicely
FreeSpace: Whoo-Hoo!!
dommtecazoid: just don't peek behind that cut=rtain!
dommtecazoid: curtain
cease: some of us appreciate that, phil
FreeSpace: oh hell yeah!!
Phil Austin: Free: thanks for the thoughts about Ginger.
dommtecazoid: thanks go to lil, too, for putting up with the long hours of not having my company these past two weeks of evenings and weekends
FreeSpace: mon-plezeer!!
Bunnyboy: Only hit one amrad, doc!
cease: a wonderful woman.
dommtecazoid: where bb?
dommtecazoid: lili cooks!
Phil Austin: And please send my love to Lil.
Bunnyboy: It's on one of the "Reserve your copy now" links.
dommtecazoid: will do, phil. she tweeted about domm to her followers today
cease: lili's salmon in mustard sauce was one of the highlights of my trip east
dommtecazoid: she's psyched about the book/dvd package
Bunnyboy: It's the link from the big book thumbnail page.
dommtecazoid: tonight was my turn to cook: gourmet turkey burgers and hash browns
dommtecazoid: bb: i'll get that fixed post haste
Bunnyboy: And a hardboiled egg!
Phil Austin: Taylor has really put a big package together. Spooky for me. I've never heard most of these shows since they were broadcast
cease: now with hash blues, you'd have a problem
Dexter Fong: He'd have hash marks on him
dommtecazoid: yeah found it bb - http://www.firesigntheatre.com/domm/takealook.html - fiing now
dommtecazoid: fixing it now
cease: the great porcupine roundup.
Dexter Fong: This fix courtesy of your local drug dealer
dommtecazoid: fixed
cease: reminds me of some of the tales of the old detective
dommtecazoid: funny how a missing ../ can mess up a link
Phil Austin: I'll have the porcupine in mystery sauce, please
Hemlock Scones: ch things will never be fixed unless we fight them
cease: you want milk with that?
Dexter Fong: And you on double gold slasher time too Doc
Phil Austin: David's publisher at Bearmanor is expressing interest in doing a book of my stories including the Old Detective ones ...
Dexter Fong: Fine Phil, just put on this blind fold
Bunnyboy: With a side of Fisherman's Regret.
cease: great news, phil
Phil Austin: Someone will have to milk the porcupines. Not me.
Dexter Fong: and the Aloha Sauce
dommtecazoid: holy crap found 3 more broken "reserve your copy now" links - all fixed now
cease: i hope enough people find out about it
dommtecazoid: thanks for alerting me to the problem bb
Bunnyboy: Ben Ohmart of Bearmanor does a crackerjack job on them books.
dommtecazoid: that's what i get for doing a rush job on editing taylor's pages
Phil Austin: 85 still holding with 15 mins to go
dommtecazoid: dex: triple
Dexter Fong: D
Dexter Fong: Dence
FreeSpace: here's a word...blogonomics
Bunnyboy: Their titles on Daws Butler, Paul Frees et. al. are cherce.
Dexter Fong: Fence
Merlyn: yep- doc, phil is bidding on nickdanger.com, ends in 15 min
dommtecazoid: ooh cool
cease: not so cool in allowing it to expire
Merlyn: one other bid came in, I think it was just a speculator trying to get sites cheap on the last day
Phil Austin: oh, tom. Would you send me the link to the Fireblog edit page. Lost it again and I need to get X is for Christmas onto my blog and I don't have a copy anywhere else.
dommtecazoid: lst's just hope it's not one of those domains where the registration auto-renews before it runs out
Dexter Fong: I'm in for $10.oo dollars if Phil need to up the ante
Merlyn: it's expired doc, the clothing company that did nick danger sweaters let it lapse Nov 11
Phil Austin: Dex$: you're playing with fire. first ten, then god knows what the limit is.
Merlyn: I figure they added a 1 month grace period and a 1 week auction or something like that
Dexter Fong: That's the day my sweater un ravelled
dommtecazoid: phil - lemme try and dig it up, hang tight
cease: dex just retired as gambling executive, sort of
cease: he should know such things
Dexter Fong: Phil: And if my beliefe in God is not certain?
Phil Austin: Has anyone heard any good news about radiofreeoz's search for cash? Pete's not communicating much lately.
Dexter Fong: Cat: Gambling Tsar
cease: begging
Phil Austin: doc: anytime. You should be in bed probably
cease: i would have loved to become an ozineeer, but ossman told me in email that bergman was going the begging route instead
Merlyn: I found it doc, I'll email it to phil
Phil Austin: God's belief in you is probably iffy
Bunnyboy: I had a freeze. Norton!
Dexter Fong: Who cares
Dexter Fong: lol
Dexter Fong: Norton Bomb sight
Dexter Fong: or is it site
Dexter Fong: klok would know about that =)
Merlyn: I should mention Phil that one firehead on the email list didn't like the idea of using MP3s
FreeSpace: site! you sightless sightseer
cease: alas
Dexter Fong: Free: I see you are an ex-sailor
FreeSpace: no beard, though...
Hemlock Scones: but did he in sail
Bunnyboy: Yes, they're holding out for the 120 vinyl album block.
cease: that final line in bozos is the greatest line i've ever heard: i see, you are, a sailor
Phil Austin: mp3's as opposed to what?
Dexter Fong: Three years under the mizzen
Merlyn: as opposed to uncompressed I suppose
dommtecazoid: is http://www.firesigntheatre.com/cgi-bin/wlv.cgi what you are looking for? this is the old firesign web log, no updates since 2003
Dexter Fong: Cat: It was the tatoos what gave him away
Merlyn: MP3s are lossy, but not noticable if you do it right
cease: does he want to pay $450 instead of $45?
FreeSpace: it starts the story over again.
Merlyn: doc, I sent the login URL to Phil
dommtecazoid: i sent you the link to the editor as a private message here
Phil Austin: thanks doc, merl sent it as well. I just need to retrieve x is for xmas because it's the only existing copy
Merlyn: I know cat, it's to keep the media costs down
cease: obviously
Bunnyboy: cat: Hey, the compression/dollar conversion is spot on!
dommtecazoid: merl: i saw that email - what a maroon
Dexter Fong: I see
dommtecazoid: he's upset the dvd is comprised of mp3s, he can't play them on his cd player (!?)
cease: i cant fit one hour hour show wav onto a cd
Phil Austin: yeah, I suppose compression. Not an issue, because they're so rough anyway. Not exactly studio quality
cease: hey phil did you get those hollywood nightshift shows i sent taylor?
Merlyn: right, the source audio can be pretty iffy
FreeSpace: phil, what was that kppc studio like?
Hemlock Scones: i think lyou can po
cease: taylor did a wonderful job clenaing them up.
Merlyn: but I'm sure Taylor kept the audio so it didn't make them worse
dommtecazoid: taylor's encoded his mp3s at either 256 or 320kbps - not cd quality but damn close, and much better sounding than 192 or 128 kbps
Bunnyboy: doc: But there are plenty of DVD players that play MP3s. Shee!
Phil Austin: catski: I think he has them, but I haven't checked for sure. I'll find out.
Phil Austin: yeah, use a dvd player
Hemlock Scones: i think you can play mps on a dvd player
dommtecazoid: bb: exactly
Merlyn: and you can just extract the MP3s and burn your own CDs
cease: i know you wanted them so i gave the original reels to taylor and he sent me back much better mps
cease: these are the discs i got from packer in the 90s. i hope there ar emore night shifts out there
dommtecazoid: the guy wanted the files encoded using the free lossless audio codec ("flac") - while it's true that flac is a lossless codec, not many people have the ability to play flac files or even encode them into wavs
Bunnyboy: And then, you can SELL...but I've said too much.
Merlyn: although that sounds like another theme/gimmick radio show, a show where the audio is uncompressable
Bunnyboy: I keed! I keed!
Merlyn: but it would probably be unlistenable
Phil Austin: free: kppc was just a room in the basement of a church in Pasadena, as I recall. Hardly even a studio
Merlyn: KFAI started in a church steeple
Merlyn: 10 watts o' power
Bunnyboy: There are plenty of artist who release unplayable discs!
Bunnyboy: artistS!
Dexter Fong: BAI did time in a previously sanctified space
Merlyn: $85 holding steady
Bunnyboy: D'oh!
FreeSpace: put ryan seacrest in there he would crumble.
Dexter Fong: Tnks Merl
Phil Austin: thanks, Cat. He's got them safe, then and probably sent me cd's that I haven't listened to yet, knowing me
Dexter Fong: How much time leftg Merlyn?
Bunnyboy: 30 seconds...
dommtecazoid: collapse like a flan in a cupboard
Phil Austin: 15
dommtecazoid: or a flac for that matter
Merlyn: can't really tell, they don'
cease: good to hear, phil
Merlyn: they don't say what time they think it is
Phil Austin: the suspense ...
dommtecazoid: is killing me!
Bunnyboy rolls a drum.
dommtecazoid: i'm on the edge of my keyboard
Merlyn: While phil is here, I'd like to plug www.katawa-shoujo.com again
Dexter Fong: We don't Smoke
cease: is worth writing a nick danger episode about
Dexter Fong: We don't drink
Dexter Fong: Norfolk!
Dexter Fong: Norfolk!
FreeSpace: this is more exciting than watching underwater video of a broken oil well!
Phil Austin: If we get it for sure, it might be fun to start a mystery going on the site
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: if only i can unlock myself from my secretary's beautiful gams to monitor the bids
Merlyn: sounds like a fun idea Phil
Dexter Fong: What kind of ....mystery,,.....Phil?
Merlyn: high bid is now $0, closed!!!
dommtecazoid: i love a mystery! (organ swell)
Dexter Fong: Clatherwood, give Cease a gamwrench
Merlyn: never saw anything over $85
dommtecazoid: sold armenian!
Merlyn: I love a swelled organ
cease: rocky rocco's trying to rposses your cell phone and blootworst is about to break down your door
Dexter Fong: Congratulations Mister Artunian
Phil Austin: oh, merl. Thanks for the milkchan site you sent. beautiful quality. primitive compared to katawa, of course
dommtecazoid: i betyou do i bet you do...
FreeSpace: you would..
Merlyn: I first saw milk chan when I had a fever, I didn't know what the hell was going on
Phil Austin: Dex: the Mystery of the Purloined Domainname
Bunnyboy: So, is Nick nicked?
Merlyn: should be b b
dommtecazoid: knit one purloin two
Phil Austin: favorite milkchan line: "I am definitely the President."
FreeSpace: sew what?
Bunnyboy: Great! Okay, doc, back to work!
dommtecazoid: three's a crowd and four's squared
Dexter Fong: Hidden among those many birth mar...bookmarks
Bunnyboy: Code, you monkey!
dommtecazoid heard the sound of a whip cracking
dommtecazoid: owwwww.....
Hemlock Scones: ve to go now and try to make IE work
dommtecazoid: ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh AAH AAH AAH AAH AAH AAAH ....
dommtecazoid: make internet exploder work? i'd feel like sisyphus
dommtecazoid: an unattainable goal, that one
Phil Austin: I was lifting a huge cut log today that a friend chainsawed into a ten foot long bench and slipped and smashed my cheek. Ouch, starting to hurt. More alcohol needed. Ooona not giving me dirty looks. Life is good.
Hemlock Scones: nice to see you again phil, stay safe and warm till next time
Dexter Fong watches. entranced as Doc does the anthropoid
dommtecazoid: i'm both sorry and happy for you then
cease: good is good
Hemlock Scones: nighty night all
cease: smashed cheek no good
Phil Austin: scones: so nice to see you again and I'll really try to get here more often. I've been remiss about this and the Blog
dommtecazoid: and i'm with you on the alcohol - i hear a vodka tonic calling me from the kitchen
dommtecazoid: be right back
Bunnyboy: I gotta feed Bunnette, before she eats me.
Dexter Fong: Phil....alwasy nice to see you =) and happy seasoning
FreeSpace: oh, a tonic scale
Bunnyboy: nitey!
Dexter Fong: Free: And in the key of Gin
Bunnyboy: Byeya, Mister President!
Phil Austin: night rabbitman. Oh, Mo emailed recently that we may be performing at Hempfest in august
Phil Austin: I am definitely the president
Dexter Fong: Hempfest? Mine says Humpfest
Bunnyboy: Thass diff'rent.
FreeSpace: you would...
Dexter Fong: I signed up for the full thirteen weeks
Bunnyboy: You might wanna re-read that rider.
Phil Austin: too many camels at humpfest
||||||||| Catherwood escorts LiliLamont in through the front door at 11:08 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dexter Fong: Phil do you know how to brick a camel?
Dexter Fong: Hi Lili
Bunnyboy: Hi, Lili! Bye Lili!
Merlyn: hey lili
||||||||| At 11:09 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Bunnyboy!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cease: the wonderful lili
dommtecazoid: yesh
Phil Austin: they come, they go. Evening, Miss Lil
LiliLamont: Hi, guys. Long time no chat. Bunny, you're leaving?
Dexter Fong: Bunny's real gone
dommtecazoid: she was napping on the couch earlier, when i went to the litchen i saw she was up watching the daily show
LiliLamont: Hi, Cat. Damn, I always walk in at the wrong time.
FreeSpace: real gong!
||||||||| 11:10 PM -- Hemlock Scones left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
FreeSpace: hello lili
dommtecazoid: lili: it's 8:10 out there, bb needs to whomp up dinner for bunette
LiliLamont: Good evening, Phil. This is a real pleasure. I've been getting updates on the firesale and all the work that went into it from Doc. You must be pleased.
dommtecazoid: timing is. everything.
Dexter Fong: Two wampun punny side down
LiliLamont: Aha. Thanks, Doc.
Phil Austin: I am so pleased with the doctor's work and noticed that he was stealing time from more worthwhile endeavors
dommtecazoid: i heard that news about the hempfest - sounds like it'll be both a marketing opportunity, and, ah, farout man
Dexter Fong: lo
Dexter Fong: groovy
LiliLamont: Hempfest? I must have missed something good.
dommtecazoid: lili: i'll fill you in on that one
Dexter Fong: Lili: Mine invo said Humpfest
LiliLamont: What's more worthwhile than his work, Phil?
LiliLamont: thanks, Doc.
dommtecazoid: maureen mentioned it in passing amongst the many emails that have been flying about between her, me, taylor, and brian
Dexter Fong: Doc is providing the camels
LiliLamont: But Doc doesn't smoke!
dommtecazoid: there was a lot of back and forth regarding the specifications of the store and the cart
dommtecazoid: lili: not tobacco anyway
Dexter Fong: With a camel,.who needs to smoke
dommtecazoid: i once walked a camel for a mile
Dexter Fong: You can sail the desert
LiliLamont: Fortunately, not tobacco. Too vile for me.
FreeSpace: joe camel, the disgraced dromidary
Merlyn: where there's smoke, there's work
dommtecazoid: it's always fun writing code for a moving target spec
Dexter Fong: Doc: Who was winded first
Phil Austin: lil ; how are you feeling these days?
dommtecazoid: (i make it sound worse than it was/is, really)
dommtecazoid feels lili
Dexter Fong: (gotcha)
dommtecazoid: she feels pretty good phil!
LiliLamont: Not too bad, Phil. Thanks for asking. I'm still having regular appointments at the VA. So far, all remission.
Phil Austin: who says conneticuteans don't have senses of humor?
dommtecazoid: i was remission mentioning that, sorry
Phil Austin: love that remission. congrats
LiliLamont: A sense of humor is required here if you're not loaded.
dommtecazoid: yeah, we find regular doese of laughter are quite helpful in thatregard
dommtecazoid: doses
Phil Austin: dozes
LiliLamont: Thank you. Mind you, I have more stitiches than a Raggedy Ann. But Doc never mentions that, sweet guy that he is.
dommtecazoid: dosey-do
Dexter Fong: Cry and you crty alone....laugh and people stare at you
dommtecazoid: she keeps me in stitches in fact
cease: you've given a lot of people a lot of them, phil
LiliLamont: Thanks, Dex. That explains a lot.
dommtecazoid: since we live in an absurd era, it's not hard to find things to laugh at & about
LiliLamont: As far away as the UK, I hear.
dommtecazoid: dex: lol
Dexter Fong: And how does that make me feel, Frauen Lil? Gut...Zere gut
Phil Austin: you've got to pick up every stitch
cease: except in new york, dex
dommtecazoid: and we surely do
LiliLamont: Must be the season...
cease: must be the season of the which?
Dexter Fong: Witches running in the ditch Phil
dommtecazoid: which witch?
dommtecazoid: the one with all the seasoning on her?
Dexter Fong: Or maybe foxes
Dexter Fong: That's it! Foxes Running in the Ditch...the name of our new band
LiliLamont: I think I'll follow Doc's lead and refresh my beverage.
dommtecazoid: good idea lili!
||||||||| FreeSpace leaves at 11:22 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dexter Fong: I already did...anyone notice?
dommtecazoid: seems that there is a direct correlation between alcohol consumption and frequency of typos
Dexter Fong: Y'know? I already miss the tension, the excitemnent, the crystal murkiness of the auction
dommtecazoid: where the auction is
Dexter Fong: Droc: IVe bean creeping tlackl of him
dommtecazoid: it's what it is, baby
cease: no doc, i couldnt type decades before i drank
dommtecazoid: i just pour the drink on the keyboard - thoughts magically materialize
Dexter Fong: Cat" you should have leaned the in citreo version
Dexter Fong: in vitreo cesion?
Phil Austin: I just logged into the auction and was told the name was now not available. nothing on my email
dommtecazoid: no, that's vistavision!
Dexter Fong wonders whether he has over served himself
LiliLamont: But Doc, when you pour the drink on the keyboard, does the cat show up to lap it up?
cease: good for you, phil
dommtecazoid: the cat shows up on my lap, for no particular reason
LiliLamont: What auction is that, Phil?
Phil Austin: trying to get nickdanger.com
Merlyn: Phil, there's a summary if you press nickdanger.com on the old auction page, and it says the high bid was $85
cease: cats have thier own reasons. i loved hanging out with them in milford
dommtecazoid: i have one begging for attention right now
Dexter Fong: Lili: Somebody stole his birthmar...birthright
LiliLamont: And it's not available? That's outrageous!
LiliLamont: Cezanne or Seurat?
Phil Austin: Milford Katz, old guy, wasn't he? Pipe? Muffler?
dommtecazoid: seurat - the seurotten one
Dexter Fong: Lili: SOlfegiatto
dommtecazoid: spoiled rotten, they are
dommtecazoid: cannonball!
LiliLamont: Tiretool, Phil. Ah, yes, Seurat, the attention whore.
cease: adderly
Dexter Fong: The pool is closed mister
dommtecazoid: pipe muffler, sounds like a porn star name
dommtecazoid: damn and i wanted to get in one more game of 8-ball
Dexter Fong: Nice Cat =)
LiliLamont: Sounds like afogato, one of my favorite desserts.
cease: i saw him in la just before i went to japan in 71. the black messiah album was that show.
Dexter Fong: afagato, avacoto, that's why's they so mean
cease: ive never been more mesmerized by live music
dommtecazoid: a guitarist friend of mine likes to play the porn star name game: to determine your porn star name, take your middle name and the name of the street you lived on as a child
dommtecazoid: mine is lewis waverly
LiliLamont: Ann 66th?
Dexter Fong: Frrancis 59th street?
Dexter Fong: the extra r is for regularity
LiliLamont: Doesn't sound too exotic to me.
Dexter Fong: How about Hollywood and vine
dommtecazoid: and if the street name you lived on as a child is a number, just take the next non-numbered street name you lived on after that
LiliLamont: Who has a middle name Hollywood?
cease: i grew up in the san fernando valley and had no idea it was the porn capitol of the world
Dexter Fong: That's what America want's to know
LiliLamont: I thought Congress was the porn capital of the world.
dommtecazoid: it was probably more discreet about it until after you left for canada, cat
dommtecazoid: lili: lol
Dexter Fong: Lili: Nope....porn comsumers
LiliLamont: But there is a lot of screwing going on there, Dex.
Phil Austin: e
dommtecazoid: i dunno dex, there's definitely a lot of incest going on there
Dexter Fong: Well dat's acouse of all de pornm
dommtecazoid: pithy comment!
Phil Austin: I suppose I mean something by "e" but what the hell is it?
LiliLamont: doesn't get more pithy than a single letter.
Dexter Fong: There are many creepy insect in congress Doc
dommtecazoid: shortest sentence that actually means what it says: "terse!"
Merlyn: 2.718281828?
Dexter Fong: Phil: While "e" has always stood for ""excellent in my book
LiliLamont: Ah, clever, Merlyn!
cease: when we were in europe, i found the nudes in italian art very depressing.
dommtecazoid: you know you're in a heady crowd when math jokes are tossed around
Dexter Fong: It could also mean encrypted
LiliLamont: The models or the artists, Cat?
cease: i didnt know why until i got to paris. the french nudes seemed to have been carved or painted by men who actually enjoyed making love to women
dommtecazoid: i remember a phil anecdote about giving a talk to a bunch of mensans - it had a bunch of schroedinger's cat jokes in it
dommtecazoid: i would love to have been in the audience at that one
LiliLamont: That must have been entertaining and esoteric at the same time.
Dexter Fong: As I would love to have you complete it =))
Phil Austin: my bacteria are expanding
dommtecazoid: hey merl: we don't have nice single-page bios of each firesign member on the firesign site, do we?
Dexter Fong: Manifest Destiny!!
cease: that was comment on porn. the women in italian paintings all seemed to resemble men, or at least women who didnt care about female sexuality
cease: that may be good or bad, phil
Phil Austin: Three cats and a Rabbi walk into a Schroedingers bar ...
dommtecazoid: are any of them in boxes?
dommtecazoid: and how couldyou tell?
cease: microwave was first new way of heating since fire, according to tv show
Dexter Fong: Or tote bags
Dexter Fong: Wrong Cat
LiliLamont: Schroedinger says, "We don't get many rabbis in here. Cats, all the time. But few rabbis."
dommtecazoid: i take a seven and a half
cease: and the rabbi says i'll have a glass of wine, but my friends, maybe or maybe not
Dexter Fong: How about Cat's with Rabies???
Phil Austin: Schroedinger is either alive or dead and the cats are still laughing
dommtecazoid: are the rabies in a box?
LiliLamont: Not our cats. they get their shots.
Dexter Fong: The Case of the Cheshire grin
LiliLamont: The joke is on Schroedinger.
Dexter Fong: It's always on ze Jew
LiliLamont: Our cats frequently grin. But they rarely disappear.
cease: much less intoxicating than the case of the cheshire gin
Dexter Fong: Good thing too
Dexter Fong: Talk about under foot
dommtecazoid: the cheshire of c. errol manray?
LiliLamont: Hmmm, Cheshire gin... I don't remember that being offered at the cheese shop when I lived in England.
dommtecazoid: they only disappear when we bring the cat carriers up from the basement (portent of vet visit to come)
LiliLamont: Or perhaps the chesire of the Sierra Madre.
cease: manray show at museum of anthropology gave me great inspirations
dommtecazoid: is he a man or a ray?
cease: dex or other oldies, do you remember bozo the clown 78s?
cease: the cidre of the sierra might not be so good
LiliLamont: I remember Bozo the clown and 78s, but not combined.
cease: i had this or maybe several bozo the clown cds when i was a kid in yorkton in early 50s.
dommtecazoid: anyone remember omicron and nudnicron?
cease: they were things like bozo goes around the world in a balloon.
cease: his stop in borneo probably got me interested in orangutans
LiliLamont: But was he on a bus?
cease: a balloon
Phil Austin: those bozo 78's were our original inspiration for bozos
cease: so this man ray in africa shows gave me an idea for a video project
cease: which i'm working on now. great news phil
LiliLamont: Some how "We're all bozos on this balloon" doesn't have the same cachet.
Phil Austin: odd thing, but manray shows up as a villain in one of the many Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episodes of Spongebob
dommtecazoid: http://www.regecordic.com/archive03.html
LiliLamont: I knew I should have been watching Spongebob.
cease: the man ray in africa thing, dim images of kiki and african statues, gave me idea for aroound the world with firesign theatre
dommtecazoid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rege_Cordic
Phil Austin: no bus, but he was in a vehicle, usually - yeah, balloon. He would tell you when to turn the page
cease: the one i've done most work on is called "nipping along with the firesign theatre"
cease: yes phil. i was very young then
dommtecazoid: kinda like the beep tone for film strips
Phil Austin: wow. I'd forgotten about Rege Cordic. He was in LA for a while and I think hired Bob Arbogast
cease: my man ray thing willl be called In Darkest Africa with the Firesign theatre, most directly related to the firesign
Dexter Fong: I danced under the name Beep tone when i was foing flimsy strips
Dexter Fong: doing
cease: to the bozos records
dommtecazoid: i remember a 45 from my childhood of rege cordic's alien characters
LiliLamont: Dex, you used to strip? I did that for the state. It was called modeling for figure drawing class at UConn.
dommtecazoid: my brother and i played that thing 'til there was no groove left
cease: if you strip in Yukon, you die
Dexter Fong: I still strip Lili...doing a lot of flying recently
LiliLamont: Or you get really cold and everything on your body stands up.
dommtecazoid: i stripped a floor once
cease: i hope you dont strip lili
Phil Austin: Now my cheek hurts and I'm going to bed. Wonderful being with y'all and I'm hoping I really own nickdanger.com Maybe tomorrow will tell. Night ....
dommtecazoid: but it got all upset with me and ran out of the house
||||||||| At 11:50 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Phil Austin!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
dommtecazoid: made walking around in the kitchen quite dangerous
cease: night phil
Dexter Fong: Night Phil and well seasoned greeting
LiliLamont: Good luck with that, Phil. If I had a cousin guido, I would have him go after the ersatz owner of that URL.
dommtecazoid: such a cheeky guy
dommtecazoid: well, and with that, i must also call it a night ... again ...
dommtecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............
cease: off you flee. be well
dommtecazoid D
||||||||| At 11:52 PM, dommtecazoid runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: Night doc and lil and you also have your seaon well greeted
LiliLamont: Yesh indeed, my bonny boy, must call it a night. It's getting late here on the East coast.
cease: that was the best christmas present i've had in 60 years, having austin show up here
LiliLamont: Goodnight, all....
Dexter Fong: Yep
||||||||| LiliLamont says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, LiliLamont exits at 11:52 PM.
Merlyn: breakup time
Merlyn: byeeee
||||||||| 11:53 PM -- Merlyn left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| At 11:53 PM, cease vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dexter Fong: Night and thank for the year round season
Dexter Fong: and night also Cat, and see everyne intwo weeks
||||||||| "11:56 PM? 11:56 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Principalpoop should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Principalpoop enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
Principalpoop: night fong
Principalpoop: i remembered today was thursday
Principalpoop: and was ready to log on, but I was early
Principalpoop: and then I got busy
Principalpoop: but here I am
Principalpoop: pun me baby
Principalpoop: do that voodoo that you doo so welll
Principalpoop: ahh mister phil austin was here, i will look at the log, the cheese log
||||||||| 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..
Principalpoop: are you pahking tha caar?
Principalpoop: don't answer that while you are driving
Principalpoop: will you be my friend catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood snubs Principalpoop
Principalpoop: ahh come on, be a pal catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Principalpoop
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "12:08 AM and late as usual, it's Captain Equinox, just back from Billville."
Principalpoop: listen you AI bastard, you must respect humans catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood snubs Principalpoop
Principalpoop: ahh captain equinox
Captain Equinox: Hello!
Principalpoop: how is solstice?
Captain Equinox: Thought I'd look in, but it got late early.
Principalpoop: yes it did, and phil austin was here also, rats
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Captain Equinox: There were also rats?
Principalpoop: we are the rats, chasing the cheese
Captain Equinox: A maze ing.
Principalpoop: you need to be a clever wall street rat, and you can do no wrong
Captain Equinox: Triumph of the Wall
Captain Equinox: Who else was here ?
Principalpoop: it was crowded, the regular crowd and doc and lil were back and some others
Principalpoop: the cheese log makes fun reading
Principalpoop: phil austin is in red, makes it easier to follow that part of the conversation
Captain Equinox: I haven't been here in a while. How do I open the hot cheese log?
Principalpoop: tap log at the bottom of the screen, next to nino
Principalpoop: and with that, i bid you a fond farewell, and get here earlier next week lol
||||||||| Principalpoop leaves at 12:14 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..."
Captain Equinox: G'night! All alone with my memories...
||||||||| It's 12:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| ArmaTwillo - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Captain Equinox - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "2:48 AM and late as usual, it's FireLines, just back from Funfun Town."

Los Angeles . . .

He walks again by night.

Out of the fog . .
.into the smog . . .
relentlessly . . .
ruthlessly . . . . .
doggadly . . .
toward his weekly meeting with The Unknown.

At 4th and Drucker he turns left.
At Drucker and 4th he turns right.
He crosses MacArthur Park
and walks into a great sandstone building


Groping for the door,
he steps inside,
climbs the thirteen steps to his office . . .
He walks in!

He’s ready for mystery . . .
he’s ready for excitment . . .
he’s ready for anything . . .
he’s . . .

Nick Danger, Third Eye!

The makers of Fantastic Cigarettes,
“Long in the leaf and Short in the can,”
brings you another true story from the tattered casebook
of Nick Danger, Third Eye.

Let’s join him now
in the adventure we call,

“Cut ‘Em Off At The Past!”


(Betty Jo Bialowsky!
I hadn’t heard that name since college.
Everyone knew her as “Nancy.”
Then it all came rushing back to me
like the hot kiss at the end of a wet fist!
It was Pig Nite
the Ohm
House . . .)

||||||||| FireLines is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 2:50 AM.
||||||||| 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:
Phil Austin
Captain Equinox
Dexter Fong
Hemlock Scones
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And, "The Home Team"