A Firesign Chat
02/10/2011




Archive

||||||||| 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 February 10, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
: Well, the disk is full
: so we don't have names
: and I don't know how long the chat can last
: and there won't be any login messages
: huh?
: well that is interesting...
: see ya when the disks aren't ful
: have a great week
: ok stranger
: Merlyn wanders around and looks up
: "anyone home?" says Merlyn
: (taps microphone...) Is This On....?
: "who's thar?" asks Merlyn
: no_anchovies
: It's pitch black...you're likely to be eaten by a grue
: so we're chatting Merl, it's just not functioning normally?
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: 'playing something by Firesign'
the disk is full so it can't write names
: yeh, strange.
: no colon?
: who's in charge of taking out the trash?
: I had to patch the code so it wouldn't auto-log you out
: anybody home?
: if it can't find your name in the list, it figures you're dead
: Merlyn here
: ah... you're the chatroom admin?
: yep
: but I can't stop the disk from filling up
: testing
: so we got no names
: ok, let's identify ourselves. I'm llanwydd
: would it help you if i log off temporarily?
: nope
: the disk is full, and something is probably keeping it full
: hey Llano.
: no_anchovies here.
: I've sent email to the sysadmin, but no telling when it will get fixed
: lol
: How can you be in NO place at once when we're not anywhere at all?
: we're metaphysically absurd
: llan: ok, here's what we do. we put our names at the beginning of each "send"
: llan: good idea, me
: Merlyn laughs
: no_anchovies: worth a try.
: lol
: Merlyn: anyway, FT is on CNI
: Merlyn: Hello Mr Lol, can I call you "ha"?
: no_anchovies: i wasn't expecting a "D.I.Y." kind o' night. `_~
: Merlyn: we're the Man With No Name
: llan: it read "no name" with this curious epitaph...
: no_anchovies: i almost didn't log in. perhaps others are thinking along those lines?
: Merlyn: "Not from around here"
: Merlyn: earlier, you'd get logged right back out, so maybe they gave up
: Hi, I'm CLASSIFIED, and I'm a
: llan: I bet they'll try later
: Merlyn: Welcome to the first meeting of Fireheads Anonymous, strictly enforced
: no_anchovies: no more zizzing 'n' dripping, like with the tropical fishes...
: llan: I guess
: Merlyn: I don't know if this chat will get saved or posted if the disk is still full
: no_anchovies: prolly not.
:
: it's weird, it adds the chat text OK
: which is just appending a file
: Merlyn was here
: no_anchovies: the classic chat that wasn't there.
: Hi, I'm CLASSIFIED, and I'm a
: no_anchovies: yeah, i noticed that.
: llan: I'm CERTIFIED as they say in britain
: Merlyn: I'm glassified
: no_anchovies: a conundrum.
: llan: I'm GLASSY EYED
: Merlyn: A Conan Drum?
: Merlyn: I can see that the disk continues to slowly fill up
: no_anchovies: Barbarian, or O'Brian ?
: llan: with what?
:
: Merlyn: Conan the O'Barbarian
: Merlyn: or maybe Conan O'Canada
: no_anchovies: "even Kathy Berbarian knows, there's one roulade she can't sing..."
: llan: you remember the movie UHF with Conan the Librarian?
: llan: that was hilarious
: no_anchovies: Al Yankovic ?
: Merlyn: vaguely
: llan: yeah, that one
: no_anchovies: that movie reminds me of the one Proctor was in... "Tunnelvision" ?
: Merlyn: It could've had a sequel, VHF
: llan: I never got to see Tunnelvision
: no_anchovies: worth seeing. i think it was on VHS, but never DVD.
: llan: I remember seeing the ads for it on tv when it came out
: I saw it when it came out, I think, but I didn't know what Phil Proctor looked like
: 1976
: no_anchovies: then we're older than you (lol) !
: Merlyn: Howard Hessman and Ron Silver too
: Merlyn: I'm 53
: llan: well I started on fst when I was in high school
: Merlyn: I knew Firesign Theatre back then, but not really what they looked like
: no_anchovies: gotta start young, if you're gonna stick it out.
: I saw their albums in stores before I ever heard them. I loved the album titles
: llan: I wrote that line
: llan: then I saw Big Mystery Joke Book in a book store and read most of Giant Rat
: no_anchovies: (hands Llan his ten-percent)
: llan: then when I was a sophomore or junior in high school an english teacher played The Further Adventures of Nick Danger for our class on the last day of school
: llan: the teacher had to work at the school after the students were out so I went up there to borrow 2 Places from him
: llan: a few days later he lent me Electrician
: llan: so how did you get into FST?
: follow along as we learn our next three words in......Egyptian ;-)
: Merlyn: I think one of my older brothers
: no_anchovies: heard "Electrician" circa '70? older brother of a friend had it on.
: llan: let me try something here. Hey, how's Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood lets try something here hey how's.
: LOL
: Catherwood, can you still function ?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to and queries "Did you want something?"
: llan: well, the problem isn't catherwood taking the night off
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to and asks "Someone mention my name?"
: far out Catherwood, just roll a couple of bombers and leave them on the side table.
||||||||| Catherwood fars out just roll a couple of bombers and leave them on the side table.
: LOL
: no_anchovies: Merl, you obviously neglected to close the clothes mode.
: Catherwood: Read Me Doctor Memory ?
||||||||| Catherwood reads doctor memory.
: Catherwood, was your mother a Bozoette at school?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to and queries "Do you have something for me to do?"
: Merlyn: open clothes mode
: llan: so what's on cni?
: what?
: Merlyn: not sure right now, Mark Time was on earlier
: principlepoop says mothermayI
: llan: wilkommen, princ
: pp danke
: pp so the recession has hit the firesign chat too
: llan: you might say so
: pp I just did
: llan: as no_anchovies said, its DIY night tonight
: no_anchovies: Obama has failed to sufficiently stimulate, apparently.
: pp strangely biden stimulates me
: llan: yeah, I'm getting tired of obama
: Merlyn: it's the economy, we can't give out free names any more
: llan: wasn't he supposed to stop the war and bring peace and prosperity? seems to me that's what I heard before the last election
: BYOName
: pp or just close gitmo for christs sake
: llan: just another politician
: pp he could do that in 10 seconds, he is the effing president
: pp with the billions spend every month on those wars, i give up
: pp but don't you give up
: Merlyn: give updoc
: pp senator webb gave up
: llan: I haven't voted for a republican in many years but who knows
: pp open memram
: pp a new england republican is no republican lol
: no_anchovies: irony is, the U.S. has been beating the crap out of everybody for so long, it actually is, in some danger.
: no_anchovies: they've created their own threat.
: llan: and not Nick
: pp as we told each other in the navy, paybacks are a bitch
: no_anchovies: self-fulfilled.
: pp the illusion of control is intoxicating
: Merlyn: So USA needs AA?
: pp I know why we are nobodys tonight, cat is not here, the nexus of our reality
: no_anchovies: ICH meinen wir sind alle Bozos fort dieses Autobus : llan: fascism is coming back into vogue in america
: pp yes M
: llan: now who the hell is Autobus?
: pp yes ll
: pps no anchovies
: Merlyn: is it coming back into Cosmo too?
: no_anchovies: doesn't recall when it wasn't?
: pp beep beep
: llan: LOL Merlyn
: Merlyn: "hand me the fascist section"
: pp http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/12/27/an-end-of-an-era-the-incandescent-light-bulb/
: Merlyn: that's from a jack poet ad; Bergman says it so it sounds like "fashion section"
: no_anchovies: hands Merl "The Book Of Punter"
: llan: I never made the connection. Fashion/Fascist
: pp yo and i say unto thee yo
: no_anchovies: this is the best non-chat ever.
: pp how about fashionistas?
: pp up yours
: no_anchovies: close the clothes mode on the fashionistas.
: llan: so how's the weather in your part of the world
: Merlyn: also, the names are swapped in the sense that the woman has a man's name and vice-versa
: no_anchovies: 70's here.
: pp snow last night, all melted today, still cold
: llan: where are you, no_anchovies?
: no_anchovies: Farenheit, not the decade. (San Diego)
: pp name swappers, wasn't that a tv show?
: llan: aha. are you paul?
: pp all my brothers and sister were born in coronado
: no_anchovies: it's me, from P.E., Llan.
: llan: I thought so
: oh, it's Breakfast with the Brunts
: Merlyn: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/fstads/jp_breakfastwiththebrunts.ram
: Dick and Jane Brunt
: no_anchovies: i think i've settled on "no_anchovies" as a nick, now.
: pp i cannot use my headphones now
: Merlyn: ok no
: llan: I'm in Florida lately. 50s at night, 60s in the day
: Merlyn: no head?
: no_anchovies: i've never liked "Real Player." i don't load it.
: pp better than quicktime
: llan: LOL, Merl
: pp always hated quicktime
: no_anchovies: screw proprietary files.
: Merlyn: can't please everyone
: pp no ears, they keep slipping down
: Here's the MP3: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/fstads/jp_breakfastwiththebrunts.mp3
: pp hard to wear my glasses too
: llan: I used to love stereo headphones
: no_anchovies: quicktime plays MPEG tho'. that's something.
: no_anchovies: ah, thx.
: llan: great for listening to FST
: pp yes
: no_anchovies: yup. you can wait in the sitting room, or sit in the waiting room... in STEEEREO Hi-Fi.
: Merlyn: who's the narrator in that anyway?
: Merlyn: Dick and Jane are Bergman and Proctor
: pp run bergman run
: pp see proctor see
: llan: that's the second time tonight I've been redirected to "amrad"
: Merlyn: so who's the narrator?
: do i really need to write pp? you cannot tell it is me writing what I write?
: the narrator is on first
: Merlyn: yer just a colon otherwise
: who's on first?
: pp belches, good idea m
: pp the narrator, moron
: the narrator is a moron?
: is he a polygamist too?
: pp i don't know, no headphones
: no_anchovies: Ossman usually does voice-over parts, but yeah, that doesn't quite sound like him.
: pp who is asking that?
: Merlyn: I think it was pp, there was no name
: no_anchovies: how many times do we have to polygamize?
: pp you got my dander up, do it some more
: pp I would not have asked if it was my, I know when I ask something
: Merlyn: we need polymers for polygamy
: no_anchovies: Nino sez, no one is chatting. it may be true that we are not here?
: Merlyn: welded for life
: no_anchovies: it boggles the mind.
: pp now I am scared
: Merlyn: correct, we are undetectable by Nino in this diskful state
: Merlyn: Nino's mind is already boggled
: llan: this is like the twighlight zone
: llan: or however you spell it
: pp oops, we are ok, the cheeselog exists, that was close
: Merlyn: The cheeselog is just this same file
: pp so if that file was not there, then we would not be here
: llan: he must have a qulte in his hed
: no_anchovies: interesting that the log records, but we're not actually logg'd in.
: pp that is why I said whew
: Merlyn: for some reason, our names can't be written in
: pp quilt
: pp like quill with a t at the end
: no_anchovies: i also suspect that this state of unfairs, is keeping our fellow bozos at bay.
: llan: a helt in your cud
: Merlyn: but the text we type can still get appended. I don't know why they differ
: no_anchovies: Merl, can you change the message on the homepage to say "Log In Anyway" ?
: pp it is an enigma wrapped in a puzzle shoved up the ass of a riddle
: pp tickled himself
: no_anchovies: instead of "Disk Full, Working on it" ?
: pp, ahhh, my waiting room link in my favorites jumps here with my name and chat options already set
: pp i have not seen the log in page in 14 years
: Merlyn: I can, but I was also going to leave
: pp if you leave, we are lost
: no_anchovies: i thought the Cap'n goes down with the ship?
: Merlyn: stuff will still work as well as it does now
: pp 2 or 3 men sailed, from the san francisco bay chat
: Catherwood, flog that Merlyn.
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside and says "Did you want me?"
: flog merlyn catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside and says "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
: principlepoop says flog merlyn catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, !"
: Catherwood, hit principal poop with a lash
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside and asks "Do you have something for me to do?"
: no_anchovies: i suspect Catherwood's never heard of flogging... just frottage, perhaps?
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to and queries "Did you need me?"
: llan: well, I'm takin a powda
: Merlyn: me too
: pp thinks catherwood requires a speakers name to respond properly
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, !"
: llan: Nite Folks
: no_anchovies: okay fellers. same bat channel.
: ahh the bus huh? ok ok, super week all
: pp says night night, week week
: Merlyn: And so ends the first meeting of Firehead Anonymous, strictly enforced
: name?
: No name. I was CLASSIFIED, myself.
: AKA FireHeadObject.
: AKA Bunnyboy
crawls back into the bag
||||||||| 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:

URL References:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/12/27/an-end-of-an-era-the-incandescent-light-bulb/
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/fstads/jp_breakfastwiththebrunts.mp3
http://www.firesigntheatre.com/fstads/jp_breakfastwiththebrunts.ram



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