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||||||||| 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 January 13, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "7:25 PM? 7:25 PM!!" says Catherwood, "ah,clem should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as ah,clem enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern time, an hour hour? gimmie 2'
||||||||| ah,clem departs at 7:27 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:02 PM, dragging Woody 1 by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
Woody 1: My yo-yo is alone and needs a YANK. None of that southern drawl.
||||||||| "8:45 PM? 8:45 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Ben Bland should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Ben Bland enters and sits on the divan.
Ben Bland: Hi Woody 1
||||||||| cease sneaks in around 9:00 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
cease: anyone here?
Ben Bland: Hi cease
Ben Bland: I'm multi-tasking. Badly.
cease: yes clem, i'm here.
Ben Bland: Mr Ah Clem
||||||||| 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 disembarks at 9:05 PM.
ah,clem: hi all
cease: hi ben
Ben Bland: cease, ah, clem
cease: ah, hour hour land.
cease: i'm so happy to not be the only person familiar with this show anymore
ah,clem: the hum is in peter's micophone, not in the feed
cease: when Duke of Madness Motors are delivered, many people will have them
Woody 1: evening, folks.
cease: hi wood
cease: their platypus records ads were hilarious
Ben Bland: http://brucelash.bandcamp.com/track/can-you-feel-it-love-song This song will really blow your wig. All eight minutes and forty seconds of it. I saw the Orson Welles movie F is for Fake on the cable tv. Listening to this song, his movie came to mind.
cease: i'm glad taylor kept some of the original ads in the shows when he remixed them for sale
Ben Bland: See if you can figure out why
cease: yes ive seen the flick ben. made me want to visit Chartres even more
Woody 1: I turned my nephew onto Firesign. Never heard them. It was MARX/LENNON
cease: smoke some of this
Ben Bland: Listening to the song?
cease: sounds like a precurson to Roller Maidens
ah,clem: an excellent start, Woody
cease: this is one of the shows i taped in the summer of 70
ah,clem: after nick he will be ready for a dwarf
cease: the newly remixed version is much kinder to the ears
cease: one is always ready for a dwarf
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Dexter Fong (Ret) inside, makes a note of the time (9:13 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: mr democracy is a jap, one of his funnier riffs on this show
Dexter Fong (Ret): allo, allo, allo?
cease: while listening to this, sam waterson has just appeared on my tv selling td bank
ah,clem: hey Dex
cease: the synchronicity of this is, sam was at yale drama with bergman and proctor
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi Clem
cease: i think they were in some plays together there
cease: hi dex
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat, Ben, and woody...Good evening
cease: i'm riffing on clems hour hour now on cni
ah,clem: when did you get retarded, Dex?
||||||||| 9:15 PM: Bambi 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!"
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends
cease: hi bambi
ah,clem: ah, my dear deer
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem, Retarded...uhhh...ummmm. Uh, what was the question?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi Bambi
ah,clem: nevermind, Dex
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem: Retired...Dec 3, 2010
ah,clem: I know that
cease: at least you're still alive, dex
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem: That's good!! You must not be retarded
Dexter Fong (Ret): I could be a bot
cease: have you dug out of your bldg yet, dex?
Dexter Fong (Ret): A very clever bot
ah,clem: nino would know
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Reports of the snow emergency are greatly overstated
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem: But Nino's a bot and he could be covering for me
ah,clem: they come and go through tunnels in the snow
cease: we had the most snow ever 2 nights ago, almost all gone today
Bambi: Mudhead sure got some snow
Bambi: but it was overblown news here too
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat:...tlaking of Michaelangelo
cease: he's been gone a long time, dex
Dexter Fong (Ret): sorry clem and cat...screwed that one up
ah,clem: Mud wanted to know if I was to do a show, and he is not here, odd
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:22 PM, dragging Mudhead by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Firehead?"
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Principalpoop into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:22 PM, then departs.
ah,clem: there he is!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi Mudhead, we started without you =(
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hey poop
ah,clem: just as nino predicted
Bambi: hey Mudhead, Princep
Dexter Fong (Ret): It don't start till you get here
Mudhead: hi all
Principalpoop: hi all, no snow here
Principalpoop: there is mudhead, want a snortt?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Poop: We'll send you some
cease: hi poop, mud
Bambi: was mentioning that Mudhead got some snow!
ah,clem: Mud has enough snow for all of us
Principalpoop: retro dex, whip it, whip it good
Ben Bland: Dexter, Bambi, Mudhead, Principal Poop
Bambi: hey BB
Principalpoop: I thought your last name was Dover
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ben is keeping the attendance sheet tonight
cease: dover's last name is sole
Principalpoop: I'll bite, how much snow?
Dexter Fong (Ret): 1 and 1/2 cubits
Principalpoop: tap tap, is this chat working?
Principalpoop: thanks fong
Mudhead: 4' drift entombs my van
Principalpoop: lordy, that is a lot of snow
Principalpoop: call out the huskies, mush
Mudhead: its almost higher than me in my wheelchair
cease: bummer, mud
Principalpoop: i might attach skis to my brothers wheelchair
Dexter Fong (Ret): Mud: Yah gotta get like really big wheels like those trucks on high jackers
Principalpoop: need a bigger dog to pull us though
Mudhead: i was thinkin of that, you couldnt steer or stop
Principalpoop: don't need to, follow the snow ttracks
ah,clem: that's what the reindeer are for
Mudhead: as soon as the wheels get wet they lose traction
Dexter Fong (Ret): Why those tracks lead right in to my hallway
Mudhead: the chairs dont really work well outside
Principalpoop: you have too much air in the tires
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: I'm hearing like a complete version of Dylan's Comeon with out etc...is this one of you radio hour hours?
Principalpoop: i know, I hit a hole and almost threw him out of the chair like the 3 stooges,
cease: i dont think dylan willl allow them to include this on the Duke of Madness dvd
Principalpoop: luckily he had his seat belt on
cease: yes dex, this is from me. you can tell by the poor sound quality
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Yeah, fer sure..but is this your copy of the Hour Hour?
Mudhead: i have solid drive wheels
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ah Thanks Cat
cease: i dont know how many of the ads will be in the box set, some of them were really funny
Principalpoop: you have a motor? my brother just has me, cool
Dexter Fong (Ret): I think that add a lot to the broadcasts
ah,clem: actually from another source, Car, but they are similar
Principalpoop: i am pulling your leg, most all are hard solid rubber
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem: Wow =)
Mudhead: ive got a 98lb girl, i dont want her pushin me
Principalpoop: can can cab cap caw
cease: i'm pretty sure whoever else you got it from had my copy. i sent copies of my shows out to lots of people in the 90s
Principalpoop: ahh perfect lap size
Mudhead: shes very important to me
cease: the only other hour hour in circulation was packer's and i dont know how much it circulated. that was episode 3
ah,clem: let's not quibble, enjoy the show
Principalpoop: how much will you sell her for? I will pay top dollar
cease: its firesign. what's not to enjoy?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ish Quibibble?
Principalpoop: can we bicker instead?
Dexter Fong (Ret): I think we should squabble
Principalpoop: that is where you are wrong fong, lets argue
ah,clem: you boys fight it out amongst yourselves
Dexter Fong (Ret): Pro or Con...I've been both....bring it sucker
Principalpoop: punch, claw, scream, I give up fong
cease: isnt that the name of the oil minister of Abu Dabu Du, S'qabul Quibble
Dexter Fong (Ret): You'll never give up while magazines are full
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Mostly, it's S'Quabul Kibble
Dexter Fong (Ret): It translated to Running dog of para Dice
cease: speaking of dice, i finally watched casino yesterday, along with bugsy
cease: got them confused watching them together. all that violence
Principalpoop: isn't that bridge finished yet?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Bugsy stallone? He finally got a role
cease: only the one to yesterday. i dont think the bridge to tomorrow is going so well
Mudhead: this radio show is confusing
Dexter Fong (Ret): Poop: The bridge is finished...we ran out of land
Principalpoop: the future is here, can you tell?
Dexter Fong (Ret): can too
cease: if you dont find the firesign confusing, you're not paying attention, mud
Principalpoop: i don't have my headphones on, tell me what is happening
Bambi: especially since the earth's magnetic personally is waning and shifting...
Dexter Fong (Ret): Well said Cat =))
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Woody 1 - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: aureolla pooralice
Bambi: guess Woody didn't get his vaccine...
Principalpoop: measles, german or what?
Dexter Fong (Ret): There's the answer to the confusion...they were doing the TV Dub
Principalpoop: dub a dub dub
Dexter Fong (Ret): Some..actually all...of you are hearing the broadcast at a different interval
Principalpoop: lets do the time warp dance
Principalpoop: a step to the left?
cease: taylor told me he found the tvs show they were watching. it would be amazing if he could put them together with this on you tube or something
Dexter Fong (Ret): Poop, you Sweet Trans Sylvaanian
Mudhead: sorry guys i cant understand any of this
Principalpoop: yes tvs hehe
Dexter Fong (Ret): Mud: The FST is watching tv on the same channel the listeners are and with the sound down, providing the dialogue
Bambi: put your right foot in, take your right foot out...
cease: they are improvising dialogue to a show on tv at the time this was broadcast, in june 1970
Principalpoop: and shake it all about, yes mam
Dexter Fong (Ret): and while your at it, take all those pizza boxes with you
Mudhead: must be my ears, all i hear is a bunch of noises
Principalpoop: i am going to make something with them, someday
cease: later they made several flicks with their dialogue added to older flicks
Mudhead: s'ok i gave up
Dexter Fong (Ret): JMen Forever...loved it
Dexter Fong (Ret): !!
cease: hot shorts, the madhouse of dr. fear
Principalpoop: i have tininitus too, find the right bell to stand next to, and reset your clock
cease: maybve others
Mudhead: its an early night for me i had no nap today and imma go to bed
Mudhead: nn all
||||||||| Outside, the 9:46 PM uptown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Elayne coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
||||||||| Mudhead rushes off, saying "9:46 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Bambi: hey E!
cease: hi el
Principalpoop: night mud, good luck with that snow
Dexter Fong (Ret): Night Mudhead
Bambi: nn Mudhead
Principalpoop: Hi E
cease: by mud
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi there Elayne
cease: whose voice is this?
Principalpoop: this might be my first time here, happy 2011 everyone
cease: the valhalla man
cease: is this austin?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Odin rules, man!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Sounds like it
cease: only on odinsday
Bambi: Odin bring his Magic Hammer?
Principalpoop: that is thor, unless Loki stole it again
Ben Bland: Elayne
Bambi: ah, yes...
cease: hows the snow situation, el?
Dexter Fong (Ret): if *I* had a Magic Hammer, I'd hammer me some sumes 'OBitche
Elayne: Depressing, Cat.
Principalpoop: keep up with ancient scandinavian mythology bambi
Dexter Fong (Ret): Right you are Poop....It's changing daily
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Bunnyboy', just granted probation at 9:50 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Principalpoop: would you hammer in the evening, all over this land?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Of EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrlllllllllll
Principalpoop: hi bunnyboy
Bambi: aye, aye capt princep
cease: hi bun
Bambi: hey Bunny
Elayne: I don't like most of what passes for ancient Scandinavian mythology nowadays anyway (i.e., Marvel Comics "owning" Thor and such), because so many of the cool women are left out.
Principalpoop: don't get smartypants with your principalpooppants huh what
Elayne: Hi Bunnyboy!@
Bambi: or hammer in morning...
Dexter Fong (Ret): Poop: I'd hammer out the rhythm in a complex 7/9 metter
Principalpoop: how can they do that? I want to own Zeus and Hera
||||||||| 9:52 PM: Hemlock Scones (and his Moll) jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
cease: hey bun did you get the whole criterion set with the proctor flick on it?
Principalpoop: bows to his highness
cease: hi stones
Ben Bland: Stones. And his moll.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): off your knees poop, i dont deal with psychophants
Elayne: Hi Stones!
cease: adrian moll?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Evening Hemlock, how's your war...er uh mole?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Hi Elayn
Ben Bland: psycho pants?
Principalpoop: yes ok stones ok ok sorry
Ben Bland: psychotic elephants?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Snickering HYENAS
Bunnyboy: I devoured SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND. Lovingly over the top.
Principalpoop: look in my trunk and see if you see my keys in there
Ben Bland: sicko fantasies?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Adrian Mole was only 12 3/4 and i am neither a nonce nor gay
Bunnyboy: cat: Yup. It's sitting in one of the monstrous (no, really!) piles.
cease: proctor had a link to it in the lartest planet proctor. it's a hundred bucks!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Must be really good
Principalpoop: michael moore film reviews are not allowed here
Bambi: hey Stones
Bambi: and his Moll :-)
Dexter Fong (Ret): afkfr
Principalpoop: ok fong, I am timing you
Bunnyboy: 7 films, though! And you can find a better deal. Think I landed mine for 75 or 80.
cease: i would only want the proctor flick. did you see it?
Bunnyboy: New 2-discs of LAST PICTURE SHOW, EASY RIDER...
Bunnyboy: It's got HEAD, fer gawsh sakes!
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Hi Bambi hows things
cease: yes some good flicks. Head. easy pieces.
Principalpoop: is that the cher film?
Elayne: Hey, Bunnyboy, I liked HEAD, I thought it was a great movie.
Bunnyboy: cat: Nope. In the pile.
cease: kinda heavy on nicholson
Elayne: Have the original vinyl soundtrack from it. Shiny silver. Fifty bucks, as I recall.
Bambi: new year started with a bang...hopefully will get better as time goes on
Bunnyboy: El: Me, too! Not a snark.
Bunnyboy: Well, Nicholson is kinda heavy.
Dexter Fong (Ret): (pant...pant) What's my time Poop?
Principalpoop: as long as 2 oops, that other year is over
Elayne: As far as I'm concerned it's the closest film equivalent to DWARF, it's all about them watching themselves on the tee-vee...
Principalpoop: not even close the record, work harder
cease: i can see that, el
Elayne: "The money's in, we're made of tin, we're here to give you more..." Great stuff.
Ben Bland: Has anyone seen Harry Shearer's The Big Uneasy? http://thebiguneasy.com I can't wait until it's out on DVD.
cease: not yet, bland. i have a copy of his previous flick
Principalpoop: i did not know that was his name, I know that guy
Ben Bland: The Big Uneasy is not a comedy. It's about New Orleans
cease: yes i know ben. i listen to le show faithfully
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Has anyone yet seen a TV series called Shameless?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ben: Is Shearer's movie on the same plain as A mighty Wind, and Best in Show..etc
Bunnyboy: I think I heard that the reason they named the film HEAD was so, when they made their next film, they could advertise it as coming "from the producers who gave you HEAD".
Dexter Fong (Ret): lol Bunny
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Bunnyboy: Hemmie: Brit series or US?
cease: a lot of the same people but made for much less money
Ben Bland thinks 2011 will be the Year of Ben Bland. Moderate is "in"
Elayne resolves to dial it down a notch this year.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Hi Bun, its a Brit series now beeing made in the USA to, if they try and tone it down it just wont work but its worth seeing for the cenema verite alone
Bunnyboy: I saw the first ep of the Showtime series. Cautiously optomistic.
Dexter Fong (Ret) resloves to cut down on my ass moding
Ben Bland: Faith in the system, Elayne
Principalpoop: on your what? ahh nevermind
Dexter Fong (Ret): Clem: Don't stop the Carnival
Bunnyboy: It's pretty frank and gritty.
Bunnyboy: If a little stylized.
Principalpoop: but it has a good beat I can dance to, I give it a 79
Bunnyboy: First ep has the obligatory "Hi, I'm Frank, and this is my family..."
cease: afk, changing beverages
ah,clem: (now he needs a real drink)
Bunnyboy: It's why I love shows like THE WIRE, the kind that sets you in a place, and lets you discover the characters.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Shameless is a big hit in the UK, pretty hardcore and v funny, heres some clips on You tube..
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=SHAMELESS&as_sitesearch=youtube.com&sa=X&ei=4rwvTaHSEtWAhAfKmI28Cw&ved=0CDEQ2wE&hl=en&sqi=2&ei=4rwvTaHSEtWAhAfKmI28Cw
Principalpoop: oh that is the name, I thought you were cautiously optimistic about it
Principalpoop: ok stones, I hear and obey
Bunnyboy: Yeah, I saw that the Brit series has been running for at least 5 cycles.
ah,clem: he is shameless
Dexter Fong (Ret): I thought Shameless was related to Sherlock
Bunnyboy: Only 1 available in the US, and not readily.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): no, even I have moe shame than Frank
Principalpoop: sure, you have a moll
Bunnyboy: David Thewlis as the paterfamilias?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): it may well only get out on Cable because of the content and subject matter
ah,clem: lol Scones
Dexter Fong (Ret): Frankie my dear, I''m Shameful
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Dexter, your reputation preceeds you
Dexter Fong (Ret): Like Cyrano's proboscis
Dexter Fong (Ret): and at the end of the refrain, I thrust home
ah,clem: I take it from the nick Honey made it across the pond?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): well Dex, you got to start young if you want to stick it out
Dexter Fong (Ret): Well riposted Shameless
Bunnyboy: One of my musician FB friends collects great musician one-liners.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): he dont you mean shamus ?
Dexter Fong (Ret): It's not a hit but it's number 12 of the charts with a bullet
Bunnyboy: What's the difference between a clarinet and an onion?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): an onion only makes you cry
Dexter Fong (Ret): The reed?
Bunnyboy: Nobody cries when you chop a clarinet.
cease: lol bun
Bambi: lol bunny
Dexter Fong (Ret): Wah wah wah wah!!
cease: maybe benny goodman
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): incidentally, the Moll says hello
Dexter Fong (Ret): Or artie shoaw
Dexter Fong (Ret): Shaw
cease: hi moll
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi Moll
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): brb
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:12 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Hemlock Scones (and his Moll) by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Principalpoop: we just had an incident
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:13 PM and Hemlock Scones (and his Moll) bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: nice grapes
Dexter Fong (Ret): No....It was on purpose
ah,clem: nice grape
Dexter Fong (Ret): Nice vine
Principalpoop: is there an echo in here? here here?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): poops grapes are breeding
Bambi: it was on porpoise?
||||||||| At 10:14 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Hemlock Scones (and his Moll)!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
ah,clem: he only has one, what are you looking at, PP
Dexter Fong (Ret): Over there...there........
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Hemlock Scones (and his Moll)', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:14 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
cease: id rather be grapefull than dead
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): ah thats better
Dexter Fong (Ret): And yet again...how does he make his avatar do that?
Principalpoop: it is a typo, tocky says looks at theses grapes, they prove he has been to greece
Principalpoop: all comfortable now scones?
cease: did he swim the english channel?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Eeewww! He all greasy
cease: then he must be depressed
Dexter Fong (Ret): And the Moll looks kinda slick
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): surely, suppressed
Dexter Fong (Ret): Mmmph!!
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): Gracefully slick
cease: this is like listening to hot shorts or jmen forever without seeing the films
Dexter Fong (Ret): Baby you can fly my Jefferson
Bambi: we are from parts unknown tonight :-)
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): spreak engrish eldoratdo
Principalpoop: whatever happened to hotpants?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i dont wear then now cos they chafe too much
Dexter Fong (Ret): Bambi: Surely someone knows your parts
ah,clem: glad to hear it Bambi
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i only know my place
Principalpoop: watch it fong
cease: oh this was austin on his army radio show
Dexter Fong (Ret): First class place Homes
Principalpoop: a place with a moll and a view, a view of the moll, wink wink
Elayne: Every suburb has a view of the moll.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): dont you dare gall my moll grassy
Bambi: we don't live anywhere near a moll
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): or dare correct my poor spedding
Dexter Fong (Ret): Stones: Wow =)
Principalpoop: they built a moll near me
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i am thinking of opening a book depository and Honey will be chief librarian
Dexter Fong (Ret): I have to take a troll road to my moll
cease: when they build a mole, willl they build mr. toad next?
Elayne: A toad in the moll?
cease: make sure you dont hire anyone named oswald
Bambi: need to lay down - long day, will still be listening ... see you all next time!
Principalpoop: sure, mister rabbit and all his friends will come
Dexter Fong (Ret): Wind in the Willows sound track provided by Mr. Breezy
Elayne: Next week, Bambi!
Principalpoop: night bambi, sleep well
cease: sleep well, bambi
Elayne: Hey, that's not a bad idea. I think I'm due for a lay-down as well. Night all!
||||||||| 10:21 PM -- Elayne left for parts unknown. (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Principalpoop: night E
Dexter Fong (Ret): Night Bambi
cease: by el
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): too late cease, he just hired one for our Arisona branch
Dexter Fong (Ret): Night Elayne
Principalpoop: all the girls are laying down, get the hint moll? hehe
Bunnyboy: Don't give in to peer pressure, Moll!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Tre Smoooth Senor Poopster
Bunnyboy: ...unless gravity persuades.
Principalpoop: slip old mister one eye out of his holster stones hehe
Dexter Fong (Ret): That's right, don't give in...dock here for an overnight visit that last till tomorrow
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i keep him blindfolded, Poop
Dexter Fong (Ret): That's not so hard
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): so they tell me
Principalpoop: wait there was a joke about a flashlight and a cave, let me try to remember
Dexter Fong (Ret): Which of you is me?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): dont go down the mine daddy
Principalpoop: who me?
Dexter Fong (Ret): No spleelunking
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): trouble with you poop is thats its just me, me me all the time
Principalpoop: fire trucks don't stop at stop signs
Dexter Fong (Ret) thinks that ust gbe Honey =)))
Dexter Fong (Ret): Got some company...back soonest
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i see the Swahilee is coming on fine Dexter
Principalpoop: I used to be modest, now I am perfect
Principalpoop: the cops, flush the stash fong
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): it rather depends on your perspective Poop
Principalpoop: let's stand him on his head, see how it looks from that perspective
cease: one of the most erotic moments in cinema i've seen contains that line, poop. about firetrucks
cease: the flick is called The Best Damned Fiddler from Kalabogie to Kaladar, i think margot kider's first flick
Principalpoop: ahh a calm film
cease: its a national film board film. i think all their flicks are on line now. you can watch it for yourself
Principalpoop: after shameless, I will go looking for it
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): assuming there is life after Shameless
Ben Bland: Perfectly modest
cease: maybe nfb.org or something like that. maybe nfb.ca?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Will be gone awhile
Principalpoop: ok fong, happy 2011
Principalpoop: wb ben, being the moderator?
Ben Bland: Perfectly modest
Ben Bland: Technical difficulties
Principalpoop: buy a mac
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): or just a light grey overcoat
Ben Bland: Like the iMac I'm using?
Principalpoop: ok, then buy a pc
Ben Bland: in the pouring rain?
cease: oddly i couldnt find it on the site. but it is an nfb flick. for showing unclothed margot on tv, the cbc got seriously reprimanded in parliament for purveying porn.
Principalpoop: i gave you the link
Principalpoop: no more dope for cease
cease: i'l look around in it, poop
Bunnyboy: So, RFO is going once a week.
Ben Bland: very strange
Bunnyboy: It'll be easier to keep up with my podcasts.
cease: hey bunny, thanks for bringing that up.
Principalpoop: RFO is hardcore
Principalpoop: after the bland news and such, it is hardcore
cease: that is obviously for economic reasons. i dont think begging is a good business model for rfo
Principalpoop: once a week is enough
Bunnyboy: I loves it. I underwrit it.
Principalpoop: it makes my brain tired
Bunnyboy: Not a great big heap o' $, but still.
cease: i guess bergman thought he could sell ads but audience too small.
Principalpoop: my attention span has been destroyed
cease: it was interesting to see him hinting at selling off their old radio stuff
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): thats what Fox does for you Poop
ah,clem: it was just funny
cease: like the 66 oz interviews. i'd love to hear those
Ben Bland: Anyone else listen to Le Show?
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i checked it out, ben but it seemed rather out of date
Principalpoop: i found that some years ago, amusing, did not keep up, it is still going? hehe
Bunnyboy: True confession: I listen to RFO at 2X speed. It's a blast!
cease: i have every year almost as long as its been on
Principalpoop: i have too many favorite websites, months to get through them all, like surfing through 500 channels
cease: yeah i just discovered how many cbc shows are archived as podcasts now. great stuff
Bunnyboy: The only times the 2X playback was annoying was when they had the "that's how you lay the beat down" rap piece, and when I heard one of the Magic Mushroom pieces.
cease: this speed stuff is really funny.
Principalpoop: don't take that stuff cat
cease: thats the only song bergman has ever played on rfo that i liked
Bunnyboy: I actually forgot I was listening to the MM piece double-time, and thought: Gawd, the tape is in awful condition...
cease: my only experience of speed was by mistake.
cease: my druggist/cousin sent me speed instead of the downs my doctor had prescribed
Principalpoop: thought it was lsd and it was that instead? that happened to me
Bunnyboy: The "beat down" piece is painful, with the lady "whoaaa-whoaaing", over and over.
cease: i wondered why they were yellow instead of pink and kept me up instead of putting me to sleep
Principalpoop: that is scary
Principalpoop: pharmacists need to be extra careful
cease: i could have sued the druggist for that but it was my cousin.
cease: everyone can make a mistake
Principalpoop: not me, never made on
cease: youre not a made man, poop?
Principalpoop: oops one, not on
Principalpoop: carl reiner said that about murder, you murder one time, and they never let you forget it
cease: the do it now foundation was running a series of ads on la radio in those days with singers saying dont do speed
cease: thats what they were riffing on just now
Principalpoop: so scones, are you an upper or a downer kinda guy?
Principalpoop: stop that scones, and start chatting again
cease: you seem a creature of the night, stones
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): up and down, poop, can i have a letter for my shrink please ?
Principalpoop: ahh you are bi, curious
cease: you can get a presrciption for medical marijuana for that stones
Principalpoop: come on virginia, pass that law, pass that law
Bunnyboy: Thanks again, ah,clem!
Principalpoop: ahh it is already 11, yes thanks ahhh, clem
Ben Bland: bipartisan?
ah,clem: thanks all, see ya next time
cease: thanks again, clem
Ben Bland: curiouser and curiouser
Principalpoop: i will catch ahh, clems bus, have a super week all
||||||||| ah,clem says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, ah,clem exits at 10:50 PM.
||||||||| Principalpoop runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Principalpoop?! It's 10:50 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): ok bye for now and thanks clem
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): love to all, have a great week and stay safe
cease: by poop
cease: scones and moll
Ben Bland: He didn't even give me the chance to thank him.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Back
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): ighty night one and all
Ben Bland: ight emlock and oll
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): tough titty fong they all just left
Bunnyboy: Oh, and not to grump, but the first new RFO show...is a short show!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Itey? Is that an Itralian zetz
cease: indeed, bun
Ben Bland: unny oy
Bunnyboy: 40 minutes, instead of the 50-55 average.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): dont foregt Fongster you can reach me on Skype or Messenger
cease: i think without the regular skits, the audience will fall
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): and of course, my Moll
Dexter Fong (Ret): Appreciate that Homes and The Moll
Ben Bland: your lovely and talented moll
Bunnyboy: Actually, that's perfect. My morning commute is about 15 or 20 minutes. It's when I do most of my RFO listening.
Dexter Fong (Ret): And she's radioactive too
cease: just bergman-ossman babbling is i think of limited appeal
cease: at least monetarily
Bunnyboy: cat: Now, they said they're continuing sketches and singles, as well.
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): TTFN
Dexter Fong (Ret): I haven't heard it, but i believe you to be correct Cat
Dexter Fong (Ret): FN, TT
Bunnyboy: nite HS & M!
cease: i think they're trying to do the show as cheaply as possible and skits could have to be paid for in studio time
Dexter Fong (Ret): By Jove, that's it! Bunny...S&M....A sinster plot to take over all the strip malls and turn them into S&M Clubs
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): i will cut you in,, Fong
Dexter Fong (Ret): If you cut me, will I not Bleed?
Ben Bland remembers his sponsor Armana Radar Ranges
Hemlock Scones (and his Moll): probably not, Fong
Bunnyboy: Less discipline, more bondage.
cease: then you can start blood sweat and tears and use lots of horns
||||||||| Hemlock Scones (and his Moll) is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:58 PM.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Renfiled Tie me off!!
Ben Bland: It's the layer of asbestos that makes Armana the best!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Not so pretty up close is it liutenant Bunny Boy
Ben Bland: Asbestos fertilizer
Bunnyboy: Please. Call me Libby.
Dexter Fong (Ret): I's de layer of (cough cough) of (hack, caough, spew) asbestos
Ben Bland: It's from Wyoming
Bunnyboy: Fiberglas Frolics.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong (Ret): S;ippery wen wet
cease: our evil govt is still promoting asbestos
Bunnyboy: Ah, shee. I'm tuckered. Nitey, gents!
cease: by bun
Dexter Fong (Ret): Night there Bunny
Ben Bland: What asbestos consumer products does Canada endorse, cease?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: When's your trip to Vegas?
cease: its mined in quebec. much political clout there
cease: i'm there the 2nd week in feb, dex
Ben Bland: There's air in the air in Canada. Too much oxygen in it. It could cause unsafe lung expansion.
Dexter Fong (Ret): I'll be heading to FLA early in the third week
cease: one of the places i had a reservatin for suddenly closed. big shock to the city as it was one of its best
Dexter Fong (Ret): Weather permitting
cease: yeah being in a warmer place a good idea
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Do you know of a restaurant mend "The Bazaar" in LA?
Dexter Fong (Ret): named
cease: i do indeed. have you been there?
cease: i visited Jalao in DC when I was there in 05, the same time i met you.
Dexter Fong (Ret): No =)) Never been to LA but saw a thing on the food channel about it
cease: the best food i had on that trip, as good as tapas in spain.
cease: i have breakfast reservations at jose andre's new place called Chiina Poblano
Dexter Fong (Ret): Jalao? Is that one of Andreas' joints?
cease: chinese/mexican food as only jose can concoct.
cease: yes dex, i think his first. it is said to be the frist succesful tapas places in the us. i found it from a touritst mag when i was in dc
cease: i had such fantastic tapas in spain at the end of 02 so discovering this place snet me back to that wonderful taste place
cease: he is a disciple of fernan adria (sp?) the world's top chef
Dexter Fong (Ret): 'cause "Bazaar" is like totally something else...deconstructed things, lots of Liquid Nitrogen and decompression chambers and chemistry and physics
cease: bazaar like minibar very much into the molecular gastronomy trip
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Yes
cease: i think there was molecular gastronomy happening with our meals at per se, if not le b. certainly my meal at daniel had strong foam influneces
Dexter Fong (Ret): i.e., a Philly Cheese sandwich with the beef blow torched beef (Wayu) on the outside etc
cease: i will plan my next trip to la based on getting a reservation at bazaar.
Ben Bland: Vermiculite potting soil. It's the very finest. Now that Libby Asbestos is a Superfund site... Canada has cornered the market.
cease: but 60 minutes said that it was as likely you'll get a seat in bazaar as you'll sit next to nicholson at a lakers game
||||||||| At 11:09 PM, Bunnyboy vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: I'd say molecular etc was minimal at Per Se..it's le raisin debt at Bazaar
Ben Bland: Any relation to Scooter Libby? Dick Cheney is from Wyoming, right? http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/libby
cease: yes dex. andres is adria's most famous accolyte, at least in north america
Dexter Fong (Ret): quick afk fr
cease: but jaleo in dc wasnt like that at all. more trad tapas.
cease: i wil try and sneak into the jaleo in vegas after dining at the 5 places i have reservations for early dinners
Ben Bland: Stay with us in Riverside, California, cease. Save money on lodgings. We can visit our Superfund site... The Stringfellow Acid Pits
cease: i barely know where that is, ben
cease: but i'd love to meet you.
Ben Bland: 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles
cease: it was a thrill meeting dex and his wife when i was in nyc recently, along with elayne and doc and lili
cease: further than pasadena? i have things to do in the valley, and a friend in orange county somewhere i want to see
cease: la is about driving long distances anyway.
Ben Bland: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r9/sfund/r9sfdocw.nsf/BySite/Stringfellow
Dexter Fong (Ret): sorry..stopped to whiz
cease: when i lived inthe valley in the 50s, i lived near a street called Riverside Drive, in Van Nuys
Ben Bland: We are east of Pasadena down the San Berdino freeway
Dexter Fong (Ret): just a half mile from High Desert Country
Ben Bland: Riverside is where the Mission Inn is located. The Mission Inn is mentioned on the Radio Now website
cease: oh ok, i've only been to san bernadino once that i know of. my wife had a friend out there. there are large parts of greater la that i dont know at all
Ben Bland: "Hal's first ten years were spent in the ornate and confusing surroundings of the Mission Inn - a palatial hostelry in the Hispano-Moorish Style, located in Riverside, California - where his mother, Belle Hiphugger, was employed as a restorer in the Cloister Art Shop."
Ben Bland: Harold Hiphugger's bio
Ben Bland: F is for Fake... Did DocTech write that? Tell me true, now.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Is it true that Harold Hiphuuger and Ralph Spoilsport are illegitimate cousins?
Ben Bland: http://firesigntheatre.com/cgi-bin/rn.cgi?bc+staff.html
cease: orson welles wrote it
cease: anything spoilsport did was illigitimate
Dexter Fong (Ret): Orson wrote everything and if he didn't he certainly spoke everything
Ben Bland: He wrote it on a bar napkin
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Did you know that when Orson was doing The Shadow
Ben Bland: Such tiny letters for such an extra large man
Dexter Fong (Ret): they used to do mock programs for the sponsers that would feature the President sponsor as a amin character (by name only)
Dexter Fong (Ret): main
cease: they did a funny parody of welles in bergman's digital diner shows
Dexter Fong (Ret): so they did one mock program in which Orson played every character in the shadow episode including margo lane
Ben Bland: There's an extra extra large wooden chair at the Mission Inn that was built for William Howard Taft. It would be just perfect for Orson Welles. And it's located near the bar and the Presidential Lounge.
||||||||| Catherwood announces "It's 11:24 PM; let's see who falls in through our celebrity trap door!" -- he pulls a lever, and Phil Austin plummets onto the oriental shag rug.
Phil Austin: late, late for a very important date ...
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hi Phil. plummeting like a sheep now, are you?
cease: hi phil
cease: its a the doll drop, only we get phil austin instead of a doll
Ben Bland: Wow
Phil Austin: hi, just remembered to check in. thurs sneak up on me
Dexter Fong (Ret): Phil *is* a doll
cease: too bad all those others left
cease: i'm sure oona thinks so
Dexter Fong (Ret): I knew it was thursday, just not what the date was
Phil Austin: any news tonight?
cease: i hear duke of madness is selling well, phil
Dexter Fong (Ret): Glad you got
Ben Bland: Please listen to this song and tell me what you think. It's the most incredible song I've heard in 30 years. http://brucelash.bandcamp.com/track/can-you-feel-it-love-song
Phil Austin: cat: I think taylor's broken even on the project. Whew.
Dexter Fong (Ret) NickDanger.com"...sorry I couldn't get a little taste of that Phil
Ben Bland: Except for the vocals... I can't tell the difference.
cease: yes doc tech and westly were monitoring sales while they were chatting last week
Ben Bland: You have to hear it to believe it.
Phil Austin: dex: I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do with it
Dexter Fong (Ret): I don't believe a lotta what i hear
Ben Bland: I've never met Bruce Lash or communicated with him. He's one of the musicians who plays in Second Life.
cease: how are oona and the canines?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Phil: =)) I know =)
Phil Austin: seven idiot dogs are good. O is happy now that all our houseguests are happily gone.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Phil: Still, it's good to keep your things close
Phil Austin: Bruce likes the beatles, to say the least.
Ben Bland: Phil, those dogs are smarter than you'll ever be.
Phil Austin: ben: so very, very true
cease: proctor mentions recent visit with you on his latest planet
Phil Austin: proc and melinda were here for five days. we had a very good time, doing puzzles and laughing
cease: are you writing new stuff together for your new stage shows?
Ben Bland: Years ago, my cat Harry sniffed at a letter I'd intended to send to one of the DJs at KROQ. He then daintily took a pee on it. In retrospect, the cat was right.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ben: I do the smae with my email..if my cat pees on the PC I don't send it
Phil Austin: we'll see where writing goes. right now i'm trying to finish a too-long story about Rick Shakespeare for inclusion in the AYWT book that David
cease: rfo seems to be shrinking.
Phil Austin: s editing.
Phil Austin: yeah, I"d guess RFO is not long for this world
cease: at least it inspired me to do with a parody with doc and lili, elayne and dex
cease: anything that inspires me to do anything creative is good
||||||||| Catherwood ushers jahgust inside, makes a note of the time (11:35 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Rick Shakespseae, second cousin, once removed of Britt reid, great nephew of the Lone ranger
cease: hi jah. how are zeus and odin?
jahgust: Hey all home early
cease: speaking of lone ranger, intresting tribute to its announcer on the new rfo show this week
Dexter Fong (Ret): Actually it's late here jah, as you well know
cease: and then bergman sez his dad told him he was the lone ranger. a great story tht explains a lot about later bergman
jahgust: Thought I'd say hello! Was real?
Phil Austin: What was the lone Ranger's Reid name? I forget.
cease: i guess that hour hour audience query who wrote the book of love actualy referred to what bergman was telling everyone at yale
cease: interesting to know that.
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Yeah, and the woman who played Margo lane on the shadow died recently, and David Nelson also, last of the Ozzie and HARRIET people
cease: yeah lone ranger announcer just died. forget his name but its on bergman's rfo show
cease: one of my favourite comedy bits of all time is lenny bruce's lone ranger piece
jahgust: Havent heard that in ages!
cease: its not just funnier, its truer than other comedy, or other anything
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Berfman's dad said that he )his dad) was the Lone Ranger or that he Peter) was the Lone ranger?
cease: bergman's dad was the lone ranger, or at least he told young pete that
cease: he described his dad as a fabulist
Dexter Fong (Ret): Did he have any explanation for tonto?
Dexter Fong (Ret): And who was Butch Cavendish?
Dexter Fong (Ret): And was he really butch
cease: lenny's lone ranger calls him a "spic half-breed"
Phil Austin: lone ranger's name was John reid
Dexter Fong (Ret): Hmmm> Speakum like racist
cease: couldnt get played on canuck radio no more. the dire straits song Money for Nothing was banned today
Dexter Fong (Ret): Por que?
Phil Austin: and your chicks or free?
cease: dire straits knopfler had to explain that the person in the song was a stupid person saying stupid things, envious of his customers
cease: little faggot has his own jet airplane
jahgust: Was the animation for that bit done after Lennys death?
cease: i think it was done during his lifetime, jah
cease: a man in newfoundland complained to the regulators about the rther old song today so it was pulled of the radio
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: YOu should complain about New Fies...get them banned
cease: most of the best comedy in canada has come out of newfoundland for decades.
Dexter Fong (Ret): SCTV? Kids in the Hall?
jahgust: A bit late for this song. Whats next My Ding A Ling by Chuck Berry?
cease: that's Export comedy. what canucks laugh at is mostly from newfoundland
||||||||| Phil Austin says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Phil Austin exits at 11:49 PM.
cease: its our own private ireland
Dexter Fong (Ret): John Ireland
cease: by phil
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: YOur not laughing at comedy from New Foundland, you''re laughing at Newffies
Ben Bland: Nite, Phil
jahgust: Later Phil!
Dexter Fong (Ret): Good to see you again Phil, night
cease: no, very smart comedy. the best politcal parodies. brilliant stuff
Ben Bland: Nite
Dexter Fong (Ret): Cat: Evidently a well kept secrect
Ben Bland: Beatles of comedy. heh
Dexter Fong (Ret): Nite Ben
cease: but the best stuff is very provincial. just as the funniest jokes in nyc would involve bloomburg, not the premier of newfoundland
||||||||| At 11:53 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Ben Bland!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cease: by ben. good to see you again
jahgust: Anyone see Death Comes To Town by KITH?
Dexter Fong (Ret): Don't know about it
cease: yes ive seen it. very funny
cease: it was on cbc here. twice now
Dexter Fong (Ret): What's/who is KITH
jahgust: Yeh I thought it was a great return to form for them!
cease: kids in the hall
cease: it was indeed
Dexter Fong (Ret): Ah Kids in the Hall
jahgust: Kids In The Hall
cease: good story arc, funny characters and great dialogue
Dexter Fong (Ret): I've got house guests...time to entertain and be hostful
Dexter Fong (Ret): See y'all next week
cease: off you go, dex. good to see you again, jah. i'll go eat
||||||||| cease dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's cease?! It's 11:58 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
jahgust: Amazing how they still pull off the female roles pretty well
||||||||| 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..
jahgust: I knew I should have brushed my teeth. I cleared the room! Nighties all!
||||||||| jahgust leaves at 12:01 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..."
||||||||| 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 (Ret) - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."