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 December 30, 2010 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:45 PM and late as usual, it's ah,clem, just back from Billville."
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| ah,clem departs at 8:46 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 8:59 PM, dragging Dexter Fong by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
||||||||| "9:00 PM? 9:00 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits at the bar.
Dexter Fong: Hi cat
||||||||| llanwydd steps in at 9:01 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 30, 2010 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
llanwydd: ;lkjhgfkjhgyt
llanwydd: how's everybody?
Dexter Fong: By the way Catherwood, npbpdy could have vouched for me because nobody was here!...(idiot)
||||||||| Catherwood fors Dexter Fong because nobody was here(idiot).
llanwydd: guess he told you, dex
Dexter Fong: Hi llan, pardon me whilst I silent this bot
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, please get yourself a finger
||||||||| Catherwood gets himself a finger.
Dexter Fong: Very clever Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Dexter Fong and asks "Did you need me?"
cease: hi all
||||||||| 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 Bambi falls out at 9:02 PM.
Dexter Fong: usually you change the verb form
cease: and a deer shall lead us
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi
llanwydd: hi Bambi
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:03 PM and Resident-ElectTweeny sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bambi: hope you all had a great Christmas!
Dexter Fong: Happy Nuwdear
llanwydd: hi Tween
Bambi: and here
Resident-ElectTweeny: Good eeeevening
Dexter Fong: Hi there Tweeny
Bambi: hoping for a happy new year in 2011
cease: have you been elected a resident, tween?
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies ah,clem into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:05 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Hi clemn
Bambi: we had a great christmas in large part to the friends of CNI
ah,clem: hi all
llanwydd: hi Clem
Resident-ElectTweeny: I've been fully accepted into the alien community
Bambi: in large part due too..
cease: mustr be the xmas story
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: Was all that clubbing and beating necessary?
Resident-ElectTweeny: That's what I was asking lol
Dexter Fong: Then you passed the first part of the test
ah,clem: I did?
Dexter Fong: Not you Clem...you're already a member...that was for tweeny
cease: he doesnt know
Dexter Fong: The only thing I know is that I have to deny everything
Dexter Fong: And I might be lying
Dexter Fong: I deny that!!
llanwydd: but THAT might be a lie
Dexter Fong: Maybe wo...maybe not...
Resident-ElectTweeny: but then, that might be a lie...
Dexter Fong: so
llanwydd: well, either you're always telling the truth or...
Resident-ElectTweeny: beat me to it ;)
Dexter Fong: or I'm a cannibal
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: who anly eats geese
Dexter Fong: in a row boat
Dexter Fong: whisl the fox watches from a farther shore
cease: when you feel hungry, you can munch on yourself
llanwydd: a cannibal who only eats geese would have to be a goose himself
Dexter Fong: I've goosed myself...it's not so much fun as when you don't ex[ect it
Dexter Fong: For wedgies, a 3 month previous reservation is required
Bambi: oh, lettuce wedges
Dexter Fong: with bleu-cheese dressi g
Dexter Fong: and a thick slice of vidalia onion
Bambi: and beets and walnuts
Bambi: and onion
Dexter Fong: no thanks
Dexter Fong: no beets and walnuts please
Bambi: little green onions ... most people call them scallions
cease: a friend gave me a fresh caught salmon the other day.
Bambi: yummmm Cat
llanwydd: I don't like a combination of beets and onions
Dexter Fong: but if you have a nice garden beefsteak tomato, a lovely 3/5 of an inch slice would ber most welcome
cease: Fumiyo has a great salmon recipe involving shitake, spinache, ginger and broth that is amazing with good fish. this was very good fish
Bambi: actually pecans, raw pumpkin seeds and dates
llanwydd: I had a big tomato this morning but I made ratatouille
cease: it's so nice to have a present i can eat instead of something to store
Bambi: and sunflower seeds (untoasted)
Dexter Fong: Sounds very nice Cat
Resident-ElectTweeny: How much rat did you use. LL?
llanwydd: sure does
||||||||| Hemlock Scones sneaks in around 9:17 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Bambi: that sounds great Cat
llanwydd: can't make japanese food without ginger
cease: its right up there with lili's amazing mustard salmon she fed in in milford recently
Hemlock Scones: Greetings one and all
llanwydd: LOL Tween
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hello Scones
llanwydd: 3! well, not really
Dexter Fong: Welcome Scones, and a jolly yuletide to you
cease: salmon is so common here but reaslly interesting ways of preparation are relatively rare
Hemlock Scones: Hi Bambi, thanks for the Birthday greetings
Resident-ElectTweeny: more 'interesting' weather in the UK?
Bambi: had some stir fry cabbage and onion with cayenne, ginger and other herbs
Bambi: and boy was that nice
cease: hey stones
Hemlock Scones: sounds good
Bambi: hey Stones, Happy Birthday
Bambi: did you get my email on that?
Bambi: ah, see you did :-)
Hemlock Scones: yes Bambi, TVM
Resident-ElectTweeny: Happy Almost Birthday, Scones
ah,clem: feed sound ok?
cease: did you have another birth, stones?
Bambi: have to pay real close attention when typng on this netbook lol
Dexter Fong: Happy nearly Birthday, old fellow
cease: sounds good in vancouver, clem
llanwydd: almost
Resident-ElectTweeny: just fine, clem
Hemlock Scones: been suffering with the flue all over christmas and Birthday, still have a cough in fact
llanwydd: what's on, clem?
Dexter Fong: 4 by 4 up here Clem
ah,clem: not too loud?
Dexter Fong: # Faces of Al llan
ah,clem: box of danger disk 3 & 4, LL
Bambi: vitamin D and C are really good for that
llanwydd: ah, I've got that on cassette
Dexter Fong: Clem: What!!? I can't hear you over the broadcast
ah,clem: sorry
llanwydd: 3 Faces, I mean. Not Box
cease: hope it goes away soon, stones
Dexter Fong: What!
Bambi: lol
ah,clem: I ca shout, don't hear you
Resident-ElectTweeny: not hearing any distortion, clem
ah,clem: o'tay
Dexter Fong: I ca hear, don't shout, you
Hemlock Scones: Honey is making an omelette and when shes had it, we will be watching a telecine play about John Lennon in the years 64 to 71
Dexter Fong: Use your inside voice, clem
llanwydd: "telecine" is a new word for me
Resident-ElectTweeny: me too
ah,clem: 29.7 or so LL
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:25 PM and late as usual, it's doctecazoid, just back from Elmertown."
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hi Doc
llanwydd: tell us ee'n now
llanwydd: hi Doc
cease: hey, its doc.
Bambi: was watching One Step Beyond earlier. one was about the Titanic and the guy mentioned a book written I think it was 12 or 14 yrs earier about a cruise liner on its maiden voyage that hit an iceberg ... called the Titan
Dexter Fong: Hi Doc
cease: your health is magically restored, stones
llanwydd: I remember that one, Bambi
llanwydd: I used to love One Step Beyond
doctecazoid: on smartphone, the chat equivalent of 7 second delay
cease: yes i remember that odd fact, bambi
Hemlock Scones: it was an early method used in the sixties to show movies on TV. , basically you line up a camera focused on the movie or documentary thentelecast it live vrom your cam or web cam. works well if you have a good screen and a fast web link. some of my best copyright infnringment is done this way
llanwydd: although it creeped me out severely, I couldn't resist it
||||||||| Merlyn waltzes in at 9:27 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
doctecazoid: also loved the ska tune by madness
Merlyn: hey, Phil A now owns nickdanger.com
llanwydd: hi Merlyn
Hemlock Scones: greetings, Merle
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hey Merl
Dexter Fong: Waltzing Merlyn! Goodevnin' Mate
cease: good to hear, merl
Resident-ElectTweeny: kewl
doctecazoid: merl: cool!!!
Merlyn: also found this clip from June of Bergman and Ossman on the Thom Hartmann show, just sent it out to the email list
Merlyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSqIV1fAars
doctecazoid: taylor says over 200 copies of domm sold so far
Merlyn: or maybe it's a clip of Jane and Bergman back in Ossman
Dexter Fong: It was my offer to throw another ten bucks into the bid what froze out the opposition
Merlyn: yeah, and I haven't put in my order yet
doctecazoid: ingmar?
Merlyn: it's already past breakeven I think
Merlyn: for the print run of 1000
Resident-ElectTweeny: You sure about that, Merlyn? - http://nickdanger.com/ - get you something quite different
doctecazoid: yes 200 is break even
Resident-ElectTweeny: Great to hear, Doc :)
Merlyn: that's where it's parked tween, check whois on register.com and it says Phil Austins [sic] owns it
Dexter Fong: Tween: Mayber it's Regnad Kcin.com
Dexter Fong: It's on a mirror site
Resident-ElectTweeny: Must be
Resident-ElectTweeny: So, in other words, he doesn't have content up yet
doctecazoid: ?etis rorrim
Resident-ElectTweeny: mirror site, hehe
cease: how many sold so far?
Dexter Fong: Net reversal on the Q mark Doc =)))
doctecazoid: 211
Dexter Fong: nice
Bambi: happy new year doc, merl
cease: great news
Merlyn: 211 was the last figure Taylor sent out, cat
Merlyn: from a day or two ago, I think
cease: people are really getting their money's worth
Merlyn: not sure what he plans for it, tween
cease: as a conisseur of the hour hour shows
Dexter Fong: Indeed
Merlyn: about 50 cents per hour, that's working for scale
cease: i should review the hour hour part of it somewhere
Merlyn: a minor scale
doctecazoid: 211 and counting - orders continue to trickle in daily
Dexter Fong: Must be a librium
Merlyn: so trickle down economics works!
ah,clem: hey Doc, happy holidaze
Dexter Fong: You betcha. I'm wet all over
Bambi: that's great news doc
Merlyn: golden showers for everybody!
doctecazoid: or trickle inn - a lovely vacation getaway
ah,clem: throw a towell over it Dex
Dexter Fong: And a Sun Bear for you MERLYN
Merlyn: a golden parachute baby shower
Merlyn: Bergman is shooting himself
llanwydd: he shot herself
Merlyn: hey, that was my joke
Dexter Fong: "He shot herself..." What a great line
Merlyn: I shot my load
doctecazoid: i'm being told by the powers that be to prepare for more products added to firesale ... including ebay auctions
Dexter Fong: Merlyn: Claim self defense and temporary madness brough on by an attack of the Fiddlers
Bambi: did you have to mention golden parachutes lol when so many are struggling to live, just really ticks me off (golden parachutes)
cease: you mean more radio shows from the distant past?
Hemlock Scones: i shot my load over the deputy, i dont think he will speak to me again
cease: the krla days? the kmet days?
Bambi: that's great news doc
Dexter Fong: Scones: But did you do the sheriff
doctecazoid: we can only hope the golden parachutes hasten earthward plummet
Merlyn: yeah, it's kinda dumb to make parachutes out of something heavy as lead
cease: do you know if the box of danger is paid for now?
Bambi: greed usually does
doctecazoid: no cease - different other stuff
Hemlock Scones: i didi him big time
Bambi: lo merl
Bambi: lol
doctecazoid: don't know about box of dager, a shout factory product
Hemlock Scones: i must now away, take my meds and watch Naked Lennon
llanwydd: Take care, Stone
llanwydd: Stones
Dexter Fong: Happy New YEAR HS
ah,clem: eewww
doctecazoid: by stonez
ah,clem: night Stones
cease: get well stones
Bambi: got a great shiny OS on this netook thanks to Clem :-)
doctecazoid: feel better
Bambi: have a great nice Stones
Bambi: and feel better soon!
Hemlock Scones: and a last word or two from Honey S
Hemlock Scones: Well........wish everyone a happy & prosperous New Year filled with good health and fat paychecks
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'Honeynut Groats', just granted probation at 9:42 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
llanwydd: hi HG
doctecazoid: does that make clem the wizard of os?
Bambi: hey Honey!
llanwydd: how was your omelette
Merlyn: nite stones
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hi Honey
Resident-ElectTweeny: That he is...
Dexter Fong muses I used to dance under that name
Honeynut Groats: Hey I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year filled with health prosperity and fat paychecks....I don't know if Stones passed on the message..........I still can not get this room to refresh so I will say beeeeeeeeeeee and hope to see you next year, friends
Bambi: sure does doc
Merlyn: we need a room refreshener?
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:45 PM and Bunnyboy bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Bunnyboy: Doooooooooooooook!
llanwydd: hi Bunnyboy
Bunnyboy shambles like a zombie.
||||||||| At 9:45 PM, Honeynut Groats runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: ooooooooooooooooooooooofffffffffffffffff
cease: hi honey
Bambi: hey Bunny happy new year
doctecazoid: time for me to take the lovely lili out to get a late nosh
cease: bunny too, or 4
Dexter Fong: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrllllllll
Bunnyboy: nite doc and lili!
cease: eat well, doc. all the best to lili
ah,clem: nosh?
Merlyn: nite dock
Dexter Fong: Have a happy new year, Doc and Lili
doctecazoid: hi bb, i'm on a smartphone 2nite
Bambi: happy new year doc and lily!
Merlyn: hi bb
Bunnyboy shambles like a zombie.
llanwydd: hummacing
Bambi: Lili
Bambi: sheesh
cease: may 2011 treat you well, doc and lili
Bunnyboy: Drive the car, doc!
doctecazoid: will do
Dexter Fong remebers when he had the shambles....all of my symptoms were false positives
doctecazoid: thanks cat - fingers crossed
Bunnyboy: I'll just have to lean on the new Rocky and Bullwinkle Complete Series set, whilst living through Duke withdrawal.
Merlyn: were you positive?
llanwydd: shamble off to buffalo
cease: raoul duke?
llanwydd: so what are you folks all doing on firstnight?
Merlyn: doing the sameold thing
Dexter Fong: That'd be the night of JANUAY FIRST
Bunnyboy: Reminds me of one of this week's ARGYLE SWEATER strips. Zombie Twister.
cease: fumiyo has been stockpiling new years japanese food. i'll watch her eat it
Bunnyboy: Dex: Tagalog?
doctecazoid: bb: we'll avoid the checkpoints (saw cops looking for dui candidates earlier)
cease: you do know your roads, doc
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Yep and all the rest of the timber in this sector is likewise tagged
llanwydd: I don't think we americans have traditional new years food
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Bunnyboy: For years, I thought Ossman was saying "Big EYE!", on Side 2 of NOT INSANE!
llanwydd: now that I think of it we used to eat brownies while we watched the ball drop
doctecazoid: thanx all - best to everyone, have a happy healthy and prosperous new year!!!
Bunnyboy: Turns out, it was most likely Bigay...whatever that means.
Resident-ElectTweeny: Sure we do, LL. Pepto Bismol, aspirin and Alka Seltzer
llanwydd: you too, doc
Resident-ElectTweeny: You too, Doc & Lili
llanwydd: lol tween
Bunnyboy: It was from one of the radio shows, repurposed for the LP.
Bunnyboy: llan: Think again! Hoppin' John!
doctecazoid: nytol & happy new you!!!!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
llanwydd: to this day I don't know if anone outside the NYC area watches the ball drop. never asked anybody
Bunnyboy: I like the new Speedy Alka Seltzer commercials.
llanwydd: anybody remember "I can't believe I ate the whole thing"
llanwydd: early 70s
Bunnyboy: "You ate it, Ralph."
Dexter Fong: One of these days Alice
Bunnyboy: "Momma mia, zat's a spicy meatball!"
Dexter Fong: Pow!! to the moon
llanwydd: that's it
Bunnyboy: (sings) Plop plop, fizz fizz...
cease: i could never understant how threats of violence were considered comic highlights
Dexter Fong: "plop Plop?" That's the sound of bear whiz
llanwydd: oh, spicy meatball. that was the one where he kept flubbing his lines. it's coming back to me
Bunnyboy: They got Speedy (a 50s icon), singin' the 70s jingle...and giving up a 21st century fist-bump.
Bambi: ah, yellow is now green (battery plugged in now)
llanwydd: well, the threats of violence were only figures of speech
llanwydd: we all knew alice wasn't going to the moon
Bunnyboy: Or the sound of Miracle No-Gro.
cease: like on the sopranos, llan?
llanwydd: I'm not too familiar with the sopranos
Bunnyboy: cat: If it bends, it's funny. If it breaks, it's not.
cease: well said
cease: just listened to great interview with carlin from an old majorirty report
Bunnyboy: Too many changes...from the Book of Changes.
Dexter Fong: Bunny: You mean the "Real Fake Book"?
||||||||| It's 10:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| doctecazoid - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: it was a book. now its a toaster
llanwydd: catherwood, what time is it?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:00 PM"
Dexter Fong: It was a kndle......now it's a bon fire
llanwydd: you already said that, catheter
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bambi: wow, doc has been honored with a really big disease
llanwydd: you don't have to say it three times, cathode
ah,clem: ...
Dexter Fong: Bambi: That's where the really big bucks are
Bambi: so do we get a new movie .... what temp does kindle ignite? lol
Bambi: new book/movie
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Fahrenheit 451
cease: having a bite. back in a bit
Bambi: thought plastic/electronics ignite at a diff temp lol
Bambi: hey Clem!
Dexter Fong: Have more than a bit of a bite, cat
llanwydd: don't go practicing your aliteration on me
||||||||| Outside, the 10:03 PM crosstown bus from Bronx pulls away, leaving Elayne coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dexter Fong: Hey elayne
llanwydd: hi Elayne
Elayne: Evenin' all! Sorry I'm a bit late, Robin needed to finish up a bit of work in this room and I didn't want the smoke to disturb him.
Bambi: happy new year E!
llanwydd: happy Next to First Night
Elayne: I'm very pleased, decided to try the YouTube video that Brian sent to the mailing list, from the Thom Hartmann show, on my new smartphone.
Bambi: better late than never
Elayne: The smartphone can't do games like Angry Birds, not enough processing power, but it's fine with audio and video.
Merlyn: that nick danger bit was all improv
Dexter Fong: Hi tere Clem
Merlyn: hi E
Bunnyboy: yo El!
ah,clem: hi
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hello clem
Elayne: Hey Brian, could you add Robin's current editor Joey Cavalieri to the Firesign mailing list?
Bambi: it was great Merl (nick danger)
Bunnyboy: Wasn't that Superman's cousin? Yo-El?
llanwydd: I'd love to see them do an improv of ND
Elayne: He's a long-time fan, even drew me a couple Firesign-y comic strips back when I was doing INSIDE JOKE.
llanwydd: and I don't mean north dakota
Bambi: happy kwanza
Dexter Fong: Bunny: I thought that was where clark kent went to school,, Temple Yoel
Dexter Fong: Schul
Elayne: Which made-in-the-20th-century holiday will have more staying power, Kwanzaa or Festivus?
Merlyn: ok E
Elayne: Tx Brian.
Bambi: kwanzaa
llanwydd: probably the former because I've never heard of the latter
Elayne: Oh, thank you, Llan, there's hope yet!
cease: back. hi el. happy new year
Bambi: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture
Elayne: Hey Cat!
llanwydd: I'll stick with Christmas, though
Elayne: Happy wappy 2011 to each and every one of y'all!
Dexter Fong: I understand the holy chil'e, leroy was born in a humble kwanza Hut
Bambi: me too llan lol
cease: fumiyo made a chicken dish i have named after her. one of the best things about north van is the good chicken we can get here so i had to have some
Elayne: Fumiyo Chicken, Cat?
Elayne: And I want to see pictures next time.
cease: chicken a la yudofu. it's a private joke
Dexter Fong: Not any more
Elayne: Nonsense, Dex, I still don't get it. :)
llanwydd: dofu is one pronunciation of tofu
cease: it doenst matter who knows or not. the joke would only be between us.
llanwydd: they say it in some parts of china
Dexter Fong: Because you're playing with your "smart" phone
cease: yes, it is a traditional tofu dish. with pork.
cease: but that has nothing to do with this chicken dish.
Bambi: chicken that tastes ike tofu?
Dexter Fong: or (Surprise) chicken
Bambi: not sure that would be an improvement
Elayne: Oh well, that certainly clears EVERYTHING up...
Elayne: Like mud!
cease: it is not in the realm of food, bambi
llanwydd: tofu tastes like water
Dexter Fong: Yep
Dexter Fong: Like sand better
llanwydd: have a piece of water
Elayne likes tofu.
cease: many people tell me that, llan. to mean, properly prepared, it is divine
Bambi: ah, ok
Elayne: Catherwood, please serve everybody some tofu.
||||||||| Catherwood hands everybody some tofu.
Bambi: tofu is not one of my most favorite things
Elayne: Now, observe as I make a tofu snowball... :)
Merlyn: give tofu to catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood gets tofu to.
Bambi: catherwood please pour me a toasted almond instead
||||||||| Catherwood gives Bambi a toasted almond instead.
Merlyn: "tofu too? Yes, tofu too!"
Bambi: thank you catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood answers "It was a pleasure to serve you..."
Resident-ElectTweeny: Brandy-soaked tofu?
cease: you got time off from work, el?
Bambi: he's so sweet sometimes lol
Bambi: didn
Bambi: didn't say big c's name when I said that
Elayne: Sure do, Cat! Three days all to myself ('cause Robin's still working)!
Bambi: didn't want to break the habit for him of being sweet ;-)
cease: i think they overused the music on these fools in space episodes
Elayne: Probably spend an hour or so tomorrow morning digging my car out of the snow surrounding it.
cease: fantastic news, el
cease: isnt it getting warmer there?
cease: i hope your back can handle all that digging.
Elayne: Let's hope so, should make the shoveling easier. We have a couple feet of snow to get through in places...
Elayne: I won't be doing too much of it, just in the back of the car.
llanwydd: well, I must be going. Everybody have a happy First Night AND a Happy New Year!
Dexter Fong: I still say it'[s "Last night" llan
ah,clem: nn LL
ah,clem: be well
Resident-ElectTweeny: Quite a stir over the possibility that some city workers may have intentionally put off clearing the snow in protest of some city job cuts
cease: same to you, llan. get lots of work in 2011
Resident-ElectTweeny: You too, LL
Dexter Fong: But happy new year to you sir
Elayne: Bye Llan! Happy wappy!
Bunnyboy: Happy happy, llan!
Merlyn: that was a joke about the first reprint of Electrician cutting off the first few seconds of the album
Dexter Fong: Tween: That workstopage story is bull shit. The fact is the new deputy mayor )foormerly mayor of indianapolis) nrefused to call a snow emergency and was out of town]
ah,clem: yes, that pregnant pause is important
ah,clem: sets the mood
Bunnyboy: Merlyn: Right! That's still my digital copy.
ah,clem: lol BB
Bunnyboy: ...border...
Dexter Fong: Tween: He's also been getting rid of CITY WORKERS AND "privatsing" the city services
Elayne: Meanwhile Dex, out of Newark you have Cory Booker shoveling along with the crews. Can't he be our mayor, please?
cease: bloomburg would rather sell broadway tickets, el
Merlyn: here's the bit you're missing BB: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/albums/ThisIsSide5.mp3
Bunnyboy: Pity me. I (very occasionally) help edit WikiRoccoco...and I'm working the material chronologically.
Merlyn: XM radio hated all the references to "degraded audio" even though they were jokes about how Phil A. was calling it in because he couldn't make it to the studio
ah,clem: we all do our part, BB
Bunnyboy: My next entry should be Stop N. Coolit, from LE TRENTE HUIT CUNEGONDE.
Bunnyboy: That's how far I've gotten, in a little over a year.
cease: when will they make the 39th of cunegonde?
Bunnyboy: I gotta get serious about setting up CamelCase cut-and-paste sidesheets...
Dexter Fong: You can't make the 39th of Cunegonde, it's an ideal
Bunnyboy: cat: When the balls make the street.
Dexter Fong: and there's dancing down the plazas
Bunnyboy: You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think. - Dorothy Parker
ah,clem: long live Joe Camel
cease: dudes think they're street when they're only sidwalk
cease: from the only good song bergman ever played on rfo
Elayne: Need to lie down, friends. Long, long day. Everyone have a wonderful turning of the year!
Dexter Fong: lol cat
||||||||| Elayne leaves to catch the 10:26 PM train to Funfun Town.
cease: let the beat build
ah,clem: happy happy E!
cease: have a great year el and much income to robin
Dexter Fong: Night E and HNY to you and Robin
ah,clem: masurbatory roundup, lol
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: you have the time unlag, clem
Dexter Fong: Just heard it Clem
cease: now i heard the line
ah,clem: spelled it wrong, but was funny
cease: satelite gave the guys a freedom that was unknown before
ah,clem: there is a 2 min delay
Resident-ElectTweeny: XM was wonderful
Dexter Fong: Cat: But Clem's listening at the source...the place where it all comes out and doesn't have to go back in
ah,clem: sadly it often does
cease: so you can keep the firesing from saying fuck? that got them fired
cease: this is almost unknown to me, though i ahve the cds
Dexter Fong: sirry
Merlyn: dex is wearing his cap backwards again
ah,clem: well, Dwarf did have a warning on the back...
cease: often, dex
Resident-ElectTweeny: Surry?
Dexter Fong: And upside down
cease: they were frequently censored. only made them more radical, which decreases their commercial value, also pursued at the time
Dexter Fong: I meant their departure form Sirius or XM?
cease: i heard dward when it was first broadcast on kppc in 1970 before the album was actually out
Merlyn: Firesign left XM because the pay was so low
cease: there was a lot of shit about the fucks with the station. their gig soon ended
cease: dave had mentioned they were at an impassed on regotiaoins when i asked him about that
cease: yes merl, absurdly low, for their talent
ah,clem: wanted to play Dwarf back in '73, and saw that, asked station manager, he said no way.
Resident-ElectTweeny: Sorry to hear that Merlyn. It was a great set of shows. Was great to be able to see the guys working together around the table
Merlyn: yeah
cease: djs lost thier jobs for the urination line in mark time on dear friends
Merlyn: hopefully, my DVD of mark time/nick danger bits will be for sale on firesign
ah,clem: (was in high school at the time, a perfect place for Dwarf)
Resident-ElectTweeny: Hope so, Merl
cease: maybe the lads wanted to be lenny bruce more than they should have cuz of that era
Resident-ElectTweeny: Yes, would indeed go over well at a HS
ah,clem: well, I had a pa horn on my van, so most of the folks in school heard it, but could not run it on the radio
Dexter Fong: Not at Commy martyr
Resident-ElectTweeny: hehe
Resident-ElectTweeny: Of course you did, clem
Resident-ElectTweeny: lol
Dexter Fong: I *heard* that Clem
ah,clem: all true Tween
Resident-ElectTweeny: Oh, I don't doubt it
Resident-ElectTweeny: Just saying, you _would_ have a PA horn on your vehicle ;)
ah,clem: I got to talk to the pricipal as often as Ferris
Dexter Fong: Inventor of the wheel
cease: is that more virile than a MA horm?
Resident-ElectTweeny: I'll bet, clem :)
Resident-ElectTweeny: I had similar issues with the headmaster. Was not particularly pleased with what I was putting the high school newspaper
ah,clem: this was a pa speaker that had been thrown away, took the bell off it, and mounted on top the van, the sound projected backwards
Resident-ElectTweeny: lol - great...
ah,clem: looked like a missle on the top of the van
cease: i had a similar problem as an alternative high school paper person, tween
Resident-ElectTweeny: Well, you all have a very fine new year. I may stop by the chat tomorrow evening
Dexter Fong: Show tham a PA speaker and they'l follow you anywhere
ah,clem: but was air foil
Dexter Fong: Best to you tweeny
Merlyn: ok tween
Bunnyboy: THE KING'S SPEECH is w-w-wonderful.
ah,clem: have a great one Tween
Bunnyboy: nite Tweeny!
ah,clem: see ya in #cni
Dexter Fong: Happy New Year Clem
ah,clem: likewise Dex
cease: i want to see it, bun
cease: by tween
cease: i saw The Queen last night
cease: the king was her dad, as i recall
cease: she blamed his sudden thrust into kingdom with his early death
Bunnyboy: KING'S SPEECH is also a great segment of the "Spot the British/Australian/Irish actor" game.
Dexter Fong: So he's was "kinged" after he was dead?
cease: by the accent, bun?
cease: by the way, bun, did you know satoshi kon died?
cease: in august of pancreatic cancer. for me that's like all 4 firesigns dieing at once
Bunnyboy: cat: Bummer about Kon. He was young!
cease: 46
cease: to me the best collections ive ever experienced are these
Bunnyboy: cat: Naw, it's like seeing a Harry Potter movie, without Harry Potter.
cease: 1. lord of the rings trilogy
Bunnyboy: "Oh, there's...!"
cease: 2. earth sea trilogy by leguin
cease: 3.electricin, 2places, dwarf bozos taken as a unit
cease: 4. millenium actress, tokyo godfathers, parika. best 3 flicks ive ever seen and i'm old
cease: those were satoshi kon anime's.
Dexter Fong: lol clem, I've apparently not hidden it well enough
cease: paprika. best thing i've ever seen. yet.
ah,clem :)
ah,clem: sweet hungarian paprika
Bunnyboy: PAPRIKA is spectacular.
ah,clem: Christmas issue on the way
Dexter Fong: or piquante spanish paprika
Bunnyboy: Maybe I should lock myself up with Bullwinkle eps in January.
Merlyn: is paprika pippi's sister?
cease: was at gastropub with friend the other night. he told me paprika would be playing at new theatre
cease: i asked why, when it was a free dvd from the library. he said he guessed cuz kon had died
cease: i didnt know til 2 days ago.
Dexter Fong: Paprika Long stocking
cease: merl, even someone as straight as you could appreciate paprika. i mean you like sf and stuff
Dexter Fong: Legendary Indian princess
cease: not pakistani princess? the moslems willl revolt
Dexter Fong: She was from the Mojud Tribe
Bunnyboy: Some folks are making a not-bad attempt at resurrecting FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND.
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Resident-ElectTweeny - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: resurrected monsters
Bunnyboy: One of the latest issues has an extensive piece (and great cover!) about ISLAND OF LOST SOULS.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Frankenschteen
Bunnyboy: I re-watched my 18 year old VHS dub, the other day.
Merlyn: frankentween, when the monster was at that awkward age
Bambi: thank you CLem!! fun stuff :-)
Dexter Fong: Merl: He never realyy outgrew that awkwardness
cease: have any of you been to vegas?
Dexter Fong: Me
Bunnyboy: cat: It wasn't me!
Dexter Fong: several times
Bunnyboy: I was nowhere NEAR The Bilagio!
cease: i was last there 40 years ago. i imagine it's changed. im there in feb
Merlyn: I've been to vegas, I should go back and visit my money
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Were you downtown at Binion's?
cease: dont know if i'll be near computer on thurs. we'll see what happens
Bunnyboy: No B. O, child. Y.
Dexter Fong: I'll be absent alwso
cease: our former chatter doc tech says it would appeal to my sense of photography, which is basically all reflections, all the time
cease: good night, clem.
cease: if you are actually or virtually leaving
Merlyn: good night all
Bunnyboy: cat: rent CASINO. It has a great explanation, at the end, of the evolution of Vegas.
cease: no this is 2nd week in feb. far from now
cease: by merl
Bunnyboy: Not that I've ever been there...'cause I ain't.
Dexter Fong: Night and Happy Merl and thank you
cease: will get from library soonest, bun
ah,clem: nytol
cease: thanks agaiin clem
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 11:05 PM.
Bunnyboy: Didja hear somebody jacked over 1.5 million dollars in chips, from The Bilagio, this week?
cease: by merl
||||||||| "11:06 PM? I'm late!" exclaims ah,clem, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
cease: on the news recently, yes bun
Dexter Fong: Not me Bun, I was at Steve's jpoint
cease: i hope the monorail is as convenient as it appears on the website as i wont use car
Bunnyboy: The casino is discontinuing their 25K chip, in response to the robbery.
Bunnyboy: Come the end of April, most of those stolen chips will be worthless.
Bunnyboy: I better strap on the feed bag. Happy New Year, yez!
cease: you too bun
||||||||| Around 11:09 PM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Back to you Bunny
cease: all the best to your extended family in the new year, dex
Dexter Fong: Thank you Cat:
Dexter Fong: BEEN LISTENING TO your Hour Hour CDs
||||||||| Around 11:10 PM, cease walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: =) Night Dear Friends
||||||||| 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 common cold
||||||||| Bambi - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 11:23 PM, dragging Principalpoop by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
Principalpoop: stones
Principalpoop: i was late
Principalpoop: and you are silent, haven't become thin skinned have you? can't take a joke?
Principalpoop: good luck then, happy ahh 2011 OMG 2011 that is not a year, it is a room number
Principalpoop: ciao your highness
||||||||| "11:27 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Scones - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Fire-the-NewYear enters at 3:13 AM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Haberdashery Barn.

The True White Brother is coming home.

Remember what the Great Spirit said?

If we did what we were supposed to do,
and lived according to The Plan,
White Brother would finish his work
in the East
and come back to us

You haven’t heard nothing yet.
I’ve got right here in this car,
for your trans-Atlantic driving pleasure,
this fully hallicrafted
short-wave radio
in this non-returnable,
zinc-lined carrying case!

Nice feel.
Let’s see . . .

[sings to himself]

“Oh how can you be

in two places at once

when you’re not anywhere

at a-a-all!” . . .


Ah, my bony boy!

In the Estonian Mountains,
we used to go to sleep
leaning up against a wind-fall.

I was but a mere pratt then.

I’ll never forget the time
a snake slithered
into my wife!

I wasn’t but knee-high
to a married grasshopper then.

Never saw the woman again. . .


my lad.

At times of dexterity
like this,

my wee native compendium
used to pray to the divinities.

His little brown froggy body
a-quiver at my loines,
chanting a strream of ancient Egyptshine holograms . . .

||||||||| Fire-the-NewYear says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Fire-the-NewYear exits at 3:15 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:
Dexter Fong
Hemlock Scones
Honeynut Groats
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And, "The Home Team"