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 February 17, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 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 RedPillTweeny disembarks at 5:41 AM.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 6 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 7 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 7:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| RedPillTweeny sashays in at 9:43 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 7:03 PM and Subtle sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Subtle: NOT INSANE!! . . . . .much
||||||||| Catherwood says "7:03 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Subtle by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'Janitor', just granted probation at 8:46 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Janitor: You people got trouble here? Well, I don’t know why you people seem to think this is magic. It’s just this little chromium switch here . . . [click] My, you people are so superstitious . . .
||||||||| Janitor says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Janitor exits at 8:47 PM.
||||||||| 8:50 PM: ah,clem jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern'
||||||||| 8:51 PM -- ah,clem left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, February 17, 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?"
||||||||| no_anchovies enters at 9:01 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
no_anchovies sniffs...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Elayne in through the front door at 9:02 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Elayne: Well, at least we're operational today!
no_anchovies: hey.
no_anchovies: there were a few of us chatting last week, on "manual."
||||||||| "9:04 PM? 9:04 PM!!" says Catherwood, "InstantKoffee should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as InstantKoffee enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
InstantKoffee: Helio, dear sunbathers
Elayne: Didn't Manuel have anything to say about that? Seems rather cruel.
no_anchovies: my coffee's fresh brew'd french-roast.
no_anchovies overrides Elayne's last comment.
InstantKoffee: She learned everything she knows from Emanuel
InstantKoffee: Emanuel was the gardener!
no_anchovies: Tommy Emmanuel. master guitarist.
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Ben Bland', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:07 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
||||||||| Outside, the 9:07 PM downtown bus from Vancouver pulls away, leaving cease coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
no_anchovies: hey Ben.
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llanwydd close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:07 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the Aviary.
no_anchovies: hello Cecil.
llanwydd: hey! I can see your names
cease: hi folks
no_anchovies: hello Doris, hello Woodrow...
no_anchovies: Catherwood, fetch th' shit.
||||||||| Catherwood hands th' shit.
llanwydd: this is ethel shoe and doris drayne
InstantKoffee: world war won?
no_anchovies: eventually, yeah.
llanwydd: nobody wins a war
InstantKoffee: wilson
cease: everyone survived my absence?
llanwydd: just barely, cat
InstantKoffee: barely, cease
no_anchovies: no, actually, we were devasted, Cease.
llanwydd: we had some glitches last week
cease: i notcied that on the log.
InstantKoffee: sorry, thought you said absynth
Ben Bland: Catherwood, give me a hand
||||||||| Catherwood gives Ben Bland a hand.
InstantKoffee: Catherwood, measure a foot
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside InstantKoffee and says "My ears are burning..."
cease: i was reading hunter's book on the plane down and first couple of days there. still appropriate
no_anchovies: Catherwood, filter that dust.
||||||||| Catherwood rushes up to no_anchovies and mumbles "Stop typing gibberish, no_anchovies!"
llanwydd: you do a lot of travelling, cat
Ben Bland: Catherwood, give me a foot
||||||||| Catherwood gives Ben Bland a foot.
InstantKoffee: fear and loathing?
llanwydd: I wish I could afford to travel more
Elayne: Sorry, multi-tasking
llanwydd: I didn't do any sightseeing on my way down here
Elayne: Hello Ben, Llan, Cat...
InstantKoffee: Not with TSA, LL
no_anchovies wishes he could even afford NOT to.
||||||||| 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 dommtecazoid plummets into the garden at 9:15 PM.
llanwydd: well, tsa isn't everywhere
cease: not a lot llan. i didnt leave van in 09.
llanwydd: hi doc
cease: i only travel when i have accumulated enought travel points and have good reasons to go somewhere
||||||||| At 9:16 PM, dommtecazoid dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| 9:16 PM: dommtecazoid jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
cease: dock! dock of Oil
InstantKoffee: hello, doc
llanwydd: that's what I need to do. accumulate travel points
InstantKoffee: the Doc so nice, they made him twice
llanwydd: in the states we call them frequent flyer miles
Ben Bland: Skidoo is one of the worst movies ever made. It rivals Ed Wood. It squanders Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing. But the least five minutes of this movie are priceless. Groucho Marx wearing saffron with flowers in what's left of his hair. Our Risen Master. And then Harry Nilsson sings the credits. He sings the names of dozens of people like the Key Grip
cease: all hail doc and lili and all their cats
Elayne: Evenin' Doc!
Ben Bland: the LAST five minutes
Ben Bland: Last but not least
cease: i agree ben
dommtecazoid: sorry about that
llanwydd: pardon the pun, InstantKoffee but are you a regular?
Ben Bland: You would think Jackie Gleason on acid would be worth watching. Sadly, it wuz not
cease: el did you get my last email about images of my trip?
dommtecazoid: tried working the chat from my phone, but since the os upgrade to android 2.2 i've not had much luck getting the chat client to behave in the browser
Ben Bland: But Groucho in saffron made sense
no_anchovies: haven't seen "Skidoo" in ages. but i did recently see... well the part of "Petulia" that had the GD in it.
cease: ben did you read krasner's autobi?
cease: his new version just came in my mail
llanwydd: I have yet to see Skidoo although I've known about it since I was a child
no_anchovies: Confessions of a Raving Nut, or the other one?
dommtecazoid: i just got a bunch of nilsson cds for lili - a valentine's day gift
llanwydd: since shortly after I became a "Marxist"
no_anchovies: or a Lennonist.
cease: this is the latest version. with the best dedication i've ever read.
dommtecazoid: pretty good deal for them on amazon
no_anchovies: do tell.
Ben Bland: Groucho and Nilsson somehow managed to survive the massacre
dommtecazoid: was the end credits song the only song nilsson contributed to skiddoo?
llanwydd: you can get great used stuff on amazon
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (9:22 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Bunnyboy: Hiya!
InstantKoffee: lo dere
llanwydd: hi Bunnyboy
no_anchovies: hey
cease: To Cat, Thank you so much for ghost writing this book. Now enjoy readsing. Paul Krassner
cease: bun knee
Ben Bland: I've never seen Zachariah. After seeing Skidoo I'm afraid to look
dommtecazoid: had my annual physical today - blood pressure still a little high but it's getting better
no_anchovies: you can skip "Zachariah"
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies oldiesfan6479 inside, makes a note of the time (9:23 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
InstantKoffee: What Krassner, cease?
dommtecazoid: i've cut back on alcohol and salt intake which is helping
llanwydd: I'm having trouble finding a good doctor in fl
Bunnyboy: I'm a lateshifter this month. Tapping on the iPhone, on the homeward bus.
dommtecazoid: starting to lose some weight as well
llanwydd: I take simvastatin for my cholestrol and I've run out and I can't find a doctor who will prescribe it
Elayne: Doc, isn't alcohol and salt what makes the world go round?
no_anchovies: it's not Florida Llan, the doctors suck everywhere.
Bunnyboy: Listening to the 9th Hour Hour.
cease: indeed el.
InstantKoffee: Only in Utah, E
llanwydd: good evening, oldiesfan6479
cease: i think vegas would vanish without them
oldiesfan6479: yo
cease: ive never seen so much intoxication
dommtecazoid: e: yes this is true - which is why it's a bummer to have to cut back
Ben Bland: Raving, unconfined
cease: and i'm no enemy
oldiesfan6479: are we allowed to sit here in the waiting room?
InstantKoffee: I have read the autobio
dommtecazoid: but inasmuch as i'm trying to beat the reaper ... well, there are some sacrifices you just have to make
llanwydd: or you can wait here in the sitting room
cease: hi oldie.
InstantKoffee: Missed the acknowledgement
InstantKoffee: Krassner has had quite an adventerous life ;)
llanwydd: anyway, I have a question for InstantKoffee and oldiesfan6479. Have you been here with different names or are you new?
Bunnyboy: DUKE showed, early last week.
llanwydd: I don't remember DUKE
cease: one of the nicest people i've ever met
dommtecazoid: dook
||||||||| Bambi bounds in at 9:27 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bambi: Hello Dear Friends :-)
llanwydd: hi bambi
dommtecazoid: hey b
no_anchovies: hey bamb.
oldiesfan6479: i was last here maybe 3 yrs ago...more or less same handle then (w/o the 6479)
Bambi: how's it going?
llanwydd: I know the genesis album. it's pretty good
cease: i would love to have been chatting with y'all last thurs at this time when i was dining in picasso
Bunnyboy: DOMM
cease: must eventually get one of thoes phone things
InstantKoffee: Whatcha doin in the home of Tucker Motor Company, Bunny?
Bunnyboy: Hiya Bambi!
Ben Bland: I want to make a giant poster of Groucho in saffron and hang it my room.
dommtecazoid: an oldie but a goodie
cease: hey bambi. i missed you and this whole experience
Elayne: Evenin' Bambi!
oldiesfan6479: i'm just mad about saffron...
llanwydd: welcome back, OF
dommtecazoid: rice
oldiesfan6479: ty
llanwydd: speaking of saffron, I made paella for dinner tonight
cease: and donovan is reallly mad about his bank statement
Bambi: I finished a very good audio book today by Nicholas Sparks ... The Notebook (I know they made it into a movie, but I haven't seen it yet)
llanwydd: came out great
Bunnyboy: Ya know! The new FST media trove!
cease: how was it, llan?
||||||||| Outside, the 9:29 PM downtown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Principalpoop coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
no_anchovies: skip the movie. sucks.
Principalpoop: whhhhaaaaat?
llanwydd: I don't often make it since saffron is expensive
dommtecazoid: i second that, n_a
cease: it's poop
llanwydd: but I found a good deal on it
Principalpoop: audio books are fun
llanwydd: Hey prini
oldiesfan6479: in addressing for the assembly this morning...
Principalpoop: that is my name, don't wear it out
Bunnyboy: Lo Poop!
Bambi: hey Elayne, Cat, llan, doc, bunny, ben, oldiesfan, no anchovies, InstantKoffee and Princep
llanwydd: haven't heard that expression since middle school, princ
Principalpoop: lots of new and old folks here, howdy doody
oldiesfan6479: you had middle school? i had junior hugh!
cease: new or old
Principalpoop: neener neener neener llan
oldiesfan6479: junior high i mean
Bambi: the book was excellent (The Notebook)
cease: i never mentioned firesign to anyone in vegas
dommtecazoid: you got junior high?
Bunnyboy: Bambi: Now namecheck us backwards!
Principalpoop: why not cat?
Bambi: I heard it was much better than the movie, but will see that too one day
Ben Bland: Catherwood, give Bambi an inch
||||||||| Catherwood hands bambi an inch.
Bambi: just cuz
llanwydd: I grew up in NJ. we had elementary, then middle then high
Principalpoop: are we cousins?
cease: but there was firesonian strangeness there
Ben Bland: Catherwood, give Bambi a mile
||||||||| Catherwood gives bambi a mile.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:32 PM bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Tor Hershman coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, All
Bambi: Ben Bland Bunnyboy cease dommtecazoid llanwydd no_anchovies oldiesfan6479 Principalpoop Elayne InstantKoffee
llanwydd: Hey Tor
oldiesfan6479: was your middle school 5,6 and 7?
Principalpoop: fear and loathing in las vegas, the book and the movies were good
dommtecazoid: vegas is without a soubt a very surreal experience
Bambi: how's that doc?
||||||||| At 9:33 PM, InstantKoffee dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
oldiesfan6479: or 6, 7 and 8?
dommtecazoid: have you ever been to vegas bambi?
llanwydd: 5, 6, 7 and 8, OF
Bunnyboy: I didn't say Bunnyboy Says!
Tor Hershman: Houseinnatein'!!!
Bambi: 7th and 8th but they did have some 6th grade classes in the school
Principalpoop: it changed after I left, no more middle school, good riddance
dommtecazoid: catherwood says bunnyboy says
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to dommtecazoid and inquires "Did you want something?"
Bambi: 1-6 was elementary
cease: i loved walking around at night. the lights were great
Bambi: 9-12 was high school
oldiesfan6479: never heard of a 5,6,7,8 MS, but that actually makes sense...four grades in each tier
Bambi: no, but been to a casino before
Principalpoop: that tiers it
Bambi: lol
Bambi: would like to get past the rockies one day
llanwydd: well, 5 in elementary: K-4
cease: i thought the experiecne would be good, but i had no idea
Bambi: Blazing 7s are my favs
Principalpoop: well, I've never been to vegas, but I've been to oklahoma
Elayne: We might visit my Mom in Vegas toward the end of the year
oldiesfan6479: mine was elem 1-6, jr hi 7-8, hs 9-12
Elayne: She's coming back to NJ in April, then out to Vegas again in October
cease: i had to walk through casinos to get anywhere, but have no interest in them
dommtecazoid: 1-5 elementary, 6-8 jr high, 9-12 hs, 13-16 college, 17 on is just a blur at this point
llanwydd: I'm taking a guess about your numbers, OF. you were born in 64 and you did something important in 79?
Elayne: December will see Robin's 50th birthday, and I want to take him to see the Cirque de Soleil show LOVE
Principalpoop: what happens in vegas, stays in vegas E
Bambi: I've never been to vegas, but I've been in Oklahoma (singing that is)
cease: your mother has a good time there, el?
Tor Hershman: Cease does not value the Temple Of Fate, ehhhhh?
oldiesfan6479: oops gotta go...forgot to order a pizza to go and no anchovies...KMA367
no_anchovies went to "Morse Science"i>
||||||||| oldiesfan6479 hurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's oldiesfan6479?! It's 9:36 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
llanwydd: I always wondered what junior high meant but not enough to ask anybody
dommtecazoid: walking through many parts of the strip in vegas is like being on another planet
Principalpoop: you got his number llan
cease: actually not much to do after food
dommtecazoid: things seem somewhat familiar, yet strangely off kilter
Principalpoop: the neon does that
dommtecazoid: generally: what happens in vegas really should stay in vegas
Bunnyboy: Junior High is/was dreadful.
Bambi: are you in vegas Doc?
Principalpoop: i get the fever, I must stay away from gambling
cease: el and doc, think my story has possibilitys?
llanwydd: I've never set foot in a casino and I don't intend to
dommtecazoid: no, been there once for a week in 2004 - mational apa 8-ball team tournament
Bunnyboy: Puberty School.
Principalpoop: if I am winning why stop? If I am losing, need to make my money back...
Bambi: first nation has some nice casinos
dommtecazoid: cat: absofrigginlutely
cease: but son to return, eh, doc?
dommtecazoid: national
Elayne: For prose, Cat, not for a graphic novel.
Bambi: also stopped to see what atlantic city is like but it doesn't look so good in the daytime ;-)
Tor Hershman: LL, there's a Temple Of Fate (Wheeling Island Casino) about a mile from here
Principalpoop: never do I bambi
dommtecazoid: no guarantees cat - we won the division tournament end of january but there's still the annual state qualifier cup in june - have to win two rounds there
Ben Bland: DocTech?!
Tor Hershman: I was draged in once, crapola
llanwydd: the casino owners get people to think its glamorous to blow all their money on them
Bambi: you just take what you are willing to lose
cease: yes i can babble away but i want to do something visual. it isnt my pix, but what i dont know. not really words, more images as
Bambi: like the same amount you would spend on a night out
llanwydd: I remember atlantic city befoe casinos. it was exciting enough
cease: symbolism
dommtecazoid: and i hope we can keep our team together between now and then, we're in a tenuous situation at this point
Bambi: when it's gone, you have had a nice night out and maybe come home with something on top of that (winnings, if you are lucky)
Bunnyboy: I thought Temple of Fate was the new name for the NYSE, now that the Germans own it.
Ben Bland: For the past two years, I've been researching the feasibility of building The Future Fair in Second Life.
cease: speaking of casino owners, i saw wynn
dommtecazoid: ooh ben - that's a brilliant idea - lots of possibilities there
Principalpoop: you need tenacity in tenuous situations
Tor Hershman: Some once wrote that Alantic City went from a depressed town to a depressed town.....with casinos.
cease: i had read that he had good vegan food so walked to his place
Ben Bland: The problem is finding someone willing to pay for it
Tor Hershman: Good one, BB
Tor Hershman: Yeah, that would work, too
Principalpoop: can I transfer gold to you from runescape ben?
dommtecazoid: trampoline of fate
Bunnyboy: NYSE Chairman is...Der Schnifter!
Bambi: partly right Tor ... it went from a somewhat depressed town to a very depressed town with casinos
Tor Hershman -) Bam
llanwydd: I like asbury park better than atlantic city
Bambi: asbury park is fun too
dommtecazoid: both atlantic city and vegas have a pallor of desperation about them
Tor Hershman -)
Bambi: we were close to seaside, so we usually went there ...boardwalk
Tor Hershman: WTF ___ :-)
Principalpoop: not enough sun from inside gambling all the time
Bambi: I never set foot in the casinos till we visited MI
dommtecazoid: vegas has a higher glitz quotient
cease: and following his helpful greeter i was on my way to his vegan palace, there he was. Looking anry and unhealthy
Tor Hershman: Dang colons, nowadays.
Bambi: would love to visit vegas
cease: guess that vegan thing isnt working out too well for him
dommtecazoid: wynn has had a lot of health problems
Bambi: but blazing 7s are in any casino lol
Principalpoop: i would be a vegan if I could eat meat too
Ben Bland: This is a bozo with a bad attitude. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_idStFHhmBBA/S4tl_2KaGhI/AAAAAAAABwE/3IE8tuEGpKU/s800/tie7_001.png
cease: the best thing in vegas for me was the view from THE hotel.
Bunnyboy: Wynn is losing his eyesight.
cease: it altereed my life
Tor Hershman: At Kroger, they sell a vegan fake ground meat product AND IT'S GOOD!
Principalpoop: steely dan did a song about that, vegas, not kroger
Tor Hershman: You can use egg whites, as a binder, and make dang fine meatballs, really.
Bambi: I like nut burgers
cease: i eat lots of pretend meat
Bunnyboy: BB in a bit. Hopping off the Metro bus.
Bambi: but hate soy
||||||||| "9:46 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Bunnyboy, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
Bambi: rising moon...interesting :-)
dommtecazoid: lili tells me i make a great turkey burger w/hash browns
Principalpoop: soy and poi and roy
Bambi: LOL Clem .. wolf howl
Principalpoop: howl of the wolf movies? no headphones :(
cease: did i tell you last week i had more great food than i could belive possible?
Bambi: lol
Principalpoop: what is on cni llan?
Elayne: That's really saying something for you, Cat.
dommtecazoid: fyi google has scanned all the issues of spy magazine from the 80's and 90's - they're in the google books site. can dig up the link if interested.
Principalpoop: i saw your blog, hard to have the best food ever, several times
Bambi: cool Doc...would love the link to spy mag
cease: you know the stendahl syndrome. i felt i was secoming to it
dommtecazoid: what happens in vegas (culinarily speaking), cat will blog
Principalpoop: i like macdonalds, my palate is uneducated and uncouth, your descriptions wasted on me
cease: every day was better and better
Bambi: love hot food (spicy hot)
dommtecazoid: http://books.google.com/books?id=AXKlThqFFT0C&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=1&atm_aiy=1980#all_issues_anchor
Bambi: as well as not spicy but good lol
||||||||| It's 9:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: thanks Doc
Ben Bland: Taking screenshots like this one have been part of my research in Second Life. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3346/3318209281_25323ea230_z.jpg
Bambi: oops...llan dead ... jaundice
dommtecazoid: i'm wearing my 'beat the reaper' t-shirt today - wore it to my physical, thought it appropriate
cease: poop, it would not have interested me a few years ago. this is really important to me recently
Principalpoop: just a fad, next you will skydive like senior citizen bush
Bambi: I have screenshots of Slingo Supreme ... 107M and change
Bambi: good idea Doc LOL
dommtecazoid: that's a great shot ben - love the guy wearing the 'bacon' shirt
Principalpoop: that looks like the future fair to me ben
Tor Hershman: Gad, Ben, it looks like a nazi rapper swearin'
Tor Hershman: swearin' in Bob The Builder
Ben Bland: This one requires no explanation. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3261763593_83e6e89327_z.jpg
Bambi: if I could have a penny for every point I got in Slingo ... I could travel with no worries LOL
Principalpoop: the future is now
Tor Hershman: If I could have a penny for every sling moi got from Pennyo
Principalpoop: i have not had a singapore sling in years
Bambi: Health Fair in Second Life ... guess they want to make sure there will be a Third Life?
Bambi: bet that game is fun Ben
dommtecazoid: if i could arm my sling with this sling arond my arm... i could start a sling arms race
cease: so if you dont see this as a graphic project, you really think print?
Bambi: LOL
Tor Hershman: Ahhhh, a clown sh-tting CULTure.....HOW cool
cease: how is lili, doc
Tor Hershman: What a groove
Elayne: Cat, they work as blog posts, lots of people have amassed blog posts into books.
dommtecazoid: dozing on the couch - she spent all day studying and had an online class this evening, she's down for the count
Tor Hershman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwc65bf99_o for anyone that missed this bit o sh-t
dommtecazoid: she's still really hurting from the loss of the little kitty
Bambi: give Lili our best Doc!
Tor Hershman: Gad, moi has a fout *quack* mouth, this eve
dommtecazoid: thanks bambi
Tor Hershman: Fout that foul
Bambi: know how that is Doc...we lost our kitty too a while back
cease: why would anyone want to buy a book of something they saw online?
Tor Hershman: Little One Hershman died a last 9/11, REALLY. It 'twere MOST sad.
dommtecazoid: i would, if for no other reason than the book is higher resolution and you don't have to run it on batteries or a wall plug
Bambi: they do Cat ... many folks have done that
cease: i had a wonderful relation with that kitten, doc.
dommtecazoid: at least with my having cut back on my drinking, i'm setting something of an example that she seems interested in following
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||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'llanwydd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:58 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Principalpoop: wb llan
llanwydd: asdfghjkl
||||||||| Merlyn tiptoes in around 9:59 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Bambi: hey llan
Principalpoop: hi M
Bambi: wb from the dead
dommtecazoid: when i got home tonight, i got a glass from the cabinet and some ice - lili thought i was going to make myself a drink and was going to join me
Bambi: hey Merl
Tor Hershman: Howdy do, Merl
Merlyn: hey llan, trying to be anonymous again?
cease: clem your usual good taste
dommtecazoid: instead i poured a glass of tomato juice, and she followed suit
Merlyn: last week was the 'unpleasant incident'
cease: hey merl.
Bambi: tomato juice is good
Bambi: so is V8
Merlyn: hey everyone
Elayne: Evenin Brian!
Tor Hershman: I cook with T-juice and V-8 but don't like to drink them
dommtecazoid: have to go for the low sodium v8 - 600+ mg sodium in regular v8 vs. 120mg for the low sodium stuff
cease: i have never seen so much alcohol consumed on the streets
Principalpoop: the names are back M, applause
cease: i felt like merl
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
dommtecazoid: (and actually it was a v8 i had tonight, i just call it tomato juice 'cause that's pretty much what it is)
no_anchovies: reckon ya gave that memory cache a good enema, Merl?
Bambi: yeah, great flavor in V8
Merlyn: tomatoes plus debris
cease: tomato with lemon and ice is fantastic
Merlyn: not me, I'm not a sys admin
Merlyn: we have to ask
dommtecazoid: inert ingredients
Bambi: I like tomato juice and pepper
Elayne: Must go, too warm and uncomfortable to keep sitting here. Next week, all.
Principalpoop: oh great majordomo, hear our plea...
||||||||| At 10:02 PM, Elayne vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Principalpoop: ciao E
Merlyn: doc, I think whatever filled up the disk is why newtide decided to tighten execution paths
dommtecazoid: the sys admin of the new tide server (fst's domain host) threw us a little monkey wrench late last week
cease: i wished i had all you folks with me in vegas last week
Tor Hershman: That minded my boggle
Bambi: see ya next time E! have a great week
dommtecazoid: merl's been busy wrenching that monkey from the site all week
Merlyn: veggas tales?
Tor Hershman: What an awful thing to say, Big C. Well, @ least for me.
dommtecazoid: vegas vegan
Bambi: great to see the chat back Merl ... great job
Merlyn: only a couple of important bits
Bambi: new hard drive?
cease: y'all know about the stendahl syndrome?
||||||||| llanwydd2 enters at 10:03 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and dashes off to the Chapeau Manger.
llanwydd2: this bullshit again
dommtecazoid: apache config change
Merlyn: we just rent here bambi, we don't run things
Principalpoop: cat got drunk and woke up in the vegas drunk tank wearing only a circus circus bikini
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off llanwydd at 10:04 PM
dommtecazoid: killed the firesale cart, also affected other site features such as chat, mailing list, other things
Bambi: ah, ok
cease: never drunk though i tried.
Tor Hershman: As long as it wasn't only a circus peanut
Merlyn: shouldn't it be a circus circus tu tu?
Principalpoop: i thought it was just the names, ouch
Merlyn: in walla walla
Principalpoop: sure cat ok, wink wink
Merlyn: pp, I think the disk filling up is why they rearranged security on us
cease: the elevator to the 65th floor was the greatest thing i've ever seen. see earlier.
Ben Bland: Catherwood, go call a cop and report Merlyn
||||||||| Catherwood goes call a cop and report merlyn.
Merlyn: so at first it was just the names, but that triggered changes so it doesn't happen again
cease: no poop, i consciously sought the best drinks i could find to go with the food
Merlyn: but they didn't tell us, BunnyBoy emailed me about the shopping cart not working
Principalpoop: that is easy at macdonalds
Ben Bland: llanwydd2... A clone?
llanwydd2: yeah, diet coke goes with everything
cease: i had experiences with foods that people usualy only have with drugs
Principalpoop: so you were hacked like the iranian centrifuges?
llanwydd2: although I prefer diet pepsi
Merlyn: it's weird reading about the worm that attacked the Iranian centrifuges, since I actually work on Siemens SCADA stuff
Principalpoop: wow
Principalpoop: he said siemens hehe
Merlyn: Hey, only a few past Siemens employees worked for the Nazis, ok?
llanwydd2: no, I not see
no_anchovies: I AM CORHOLIO! my bunghole will speak now...!
dommtecazoid: if bb comes back, austin wanted to relay his thanks to him for the heads up on sunday
Merlyn: it's a German-based company that started in 1880 or someting
dommtecazoid: teepee for my ...
no_anchovies: sorry. got carried away there.
Principalpoop: it was nothing personal, business is business right?
cease: isnt everybody?
Merlyn: actually, one Siemens employee who was a member of the Nazi party protected a bunch of Chinese during the rape of Nanking and left the Nazi party in disgust
cease: maybe greatest line of all time
dommtecazoid: back in the weimeraner empire days?
Principalpoop: those bmw and mercedes benz engines were busy too
dommtecazoid: they were the dog days of germany
Bambi: sure that was the final straw for that employee ...
cease: doc i gathr all is well, or at least much?
dommtecazoid: i thought he left the nazi party in stuttgart
llanwydd2: back in the wienerschnitzel days
Principalpoop: he left his heart in frankfurtt
dommtecazoid: cat: yeah, damage control is nearly complete
Bambi: my father's family came from germany to america I guess during or before that time thankfully
llanwydd2: disgust is west of stuttgart
cease: i was really thinking of my vegas adventure as a manga type thing but elayne disagreed
Tor Hershman: I had frankfutter in my heart
Bambi: course seeing what's going on now...
llanwydd2: my german ancestry is in the very distant past
dommtecazoid: e did not like tha manga angle? why?
Principalpoop: gut gut und disgut
Ben Bland: Don't be stupid be a schmarty
dommtecazoid: personally, i think it's the way to go with it
Ben Bland: Did Kenneth Mars pass away?
cease: ask her, doc
Tor Hershman: no moreeeeeeeeeeeee
Ben Bland: I heard that somewhere
dommtecazoid: i love schmarties - best halloween candy not made in america
Tor Hershman: Mars 'twere most amusing
dommtecazoid: nothin' like that dextrose rush
Ben Bland: Mars bars were good Halloween candy
Principalpoop: candy is dandy
llanwydd2: I don't know why the called it the nazi party. they didn't seem the partying type
cease: i want to follow my enthusiasms but i'm easily dissuaded
Bambi: a close family member actually stopped smoking using Smarties back when you could buy 100 of them $1 at penny candy stores
Principalpoop: you never seemed to be the dissuadable kind of guy to me,
Merlyn: wait, 100 for $1 at the penny store? Something doesn't add up...
Principalpoop: sweet tarts were the real deal, smarties, fey
llanwydd2: didn't know they made nicorette smarties
Bambi: lol Merl
dommtecazoid: cat: listen to people's advice, but then follow your muse - be true to your inspiration
Ben Bland: Kenneth Mars was the weirdest... No, wait. Maybe Dan Ackryod
cease: when this album came out, i had no idea what these drug refs meant
Ben Bland: ACK ROYD
dommtecazoid: (e's not really into manga anyway, i think...)
Tor Hershman: Moi cases not for ole Danny, very much.
Principalpoop: do I know manga?
Bambi: I remember because I went to the candy store for them nearly every day during that time LOL
llanwydd2: I know mangia
dommtecazoid: bass-o-matic ... "that's great bass!"
cease: we didnt talk enuf about my visual ambitions
Ben Bland: John Candy wuz in Spaceballs
Principalpoop: wrong chat cat hehe
Tor Hershman: both sides, ehh
dommtecazoid: we can pick it up this weekend, perhaps sunday evening
Merlyn: what are your olfactory ambitions, cat?
Tor Hershman: Methinks moi shall say, goodnight.....goodnight.
Principalpoop: and still somehow its life's illusions that I recall
Principalpoop: ciao tor dit moi
llanwydd2: goodnight, Tor
Bambi: goodnight Tor
dommtecazoid: nite tor - good to see you hear this evening
cease: ok, what i'm conceptualizing, is already video
Bambi: have a great week, Tor
cease: As well as some photos
Merlyn: nite tor
dommtecazoid: so the graphic novel is the storyboard for the video?
cease: by tor
dommtecazoid: buy tor!
Principalpoop: look through youtube for something similar and write to the makes of that video
Principalpoop: makers
llanwydd2: reminds me of a rush song
dommtecazoid: pp: excellent suggestion
Ben Bland: Tor wuz in Plan 9 From Outer Space?
dommtecazoid: wot a rush!
Ben Bland: Tor wuz a security guard in Head
Principalpoop: no it was hell and ready, oops jo ann buyz
cease: i dont think i'll ever take pic of how good food was
Merlyn: his namesake was
llanwydd2: yes and he was dead. murdered! and someone's responsible!
Merlyn: or maybe his sake was
Bambi: has the X-Class CME hit yet?
Merlyn: go, off to your wild blue yonkers
Principalpoop: off we go, into the yonder blue wild
Merlyn: anyone remember screaming blue yonkers?
Principalpoop: yellow and yes yum
Merlyn: blue meanies ate the blue ones
||||||||| Catherwood leads ah,clem into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mutters something about 10:22 PM, then departs.
ah,clem: hi all
Principalpoop: i don't remember that part
llanwydd2: Hi Clem
Principalpoop: there he is, sorry I cannot listen
cease: I think Yonkers is in El's backyard
dommtecazoid: i didn't know toni basil was in 'head' - she sung & danced with davey jones, they did a nilsson tune
ah,clem: stream sound ok?
dommtecazoid: cut to frank zappa playing 'the critic': "that was pretty white."
llanwydd2: I've been through Yonkers on the train. not much different than NJ
ah,clem: running HCYB PP, you can ply along, you know it well enough
dommtecazoid: screaming yellow zonkers
dommtecazoid: cracker jack for the hippie generation
llanwydd2: I call it 2 Places
ah,clem: cracker back jox
no_anchovies (is too old to eat popcorn)i>
llanwydd2: give me the present line and I'll simulcast in my head
Bambi: we had popcorn with our movie earlier :-)
ah,clem: along with the servants
no_anchovies: but the cover-art on them Zonkers was cool.
Bambi: what about your butler
llanwydd2: I've been getting into old italian movies lately, particularly rosselini
ah,clem: at the wrists and ancles
Merlyn: NEWS FLASH! Bonomo's Turkish Taffy IS BACK! http://www.oldtimecandy.com/bonomos-assorted-box.htm
llanwydd2: thanks, folks
Bambi: this is the portrait gallery...
ah,clem: portrait gallery, Nick
llanwydd2: goo goo goo joob sir
no_anchovies: you can't go wrong with classic Italian. they're all great.
Bambi: cool Merl!
dommtecazoid: merl: holy cow - i remember the jingle from the early-mid 60's
Merlyn: in bars
Merlyn: (not pubs, in large slabs)
cease: hello
no_anchovies: Fellini, Visconti, DeSica, Leone, etc... all genius.
Bambi: smash it on the table and eat the little pieces ;-)
llanwydd2: I watched Open City a few days ago and now I'm halfway through the Paisan dvd
Ben Bland: Looks like I picked the wrong week to be diabetic
no_anchovies: yeah, Llan. i love all those films.
cease: loll ben
Bambi: take off those sunglasses Ben ... and the second pair too
llanwydd2: Open City is probably the best film of 1945
llanwydd2: narrowly beating Dead of Night
cease: funniest flick ive ever seen
dommtecazoid: and stop calling my shirley
Bambi: right Doc :-)
Bambi: and those clothes, and those shoes...
dommtecazoid: cat: re airplane, did you ever see this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BjU-e01zQ4
cease: doc, as we talked on phone, i h ave thought of this as audio, word and now print format without the right one yet
||||||||| It's 10:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tor Hershman - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
dommtecazoid: shot for shot comparison of airplane and the 1957 potboiler airline disaster flick "zero hour"
cease: vegas was so intense, as food. outside of food it was not interesting
dommtecazoid: cat: i vote for the graphic novel
cease: i like the idea of a printed product. my favourote part of reality
Bambi: I would prefer to go camping than visit vegas actually
Bambi: in the mountains
cease: camping has no appeal
llanwydd2: how would you describe las vegas cuisine, cat. is it unlike most?
Bambi: we love camping...with an inflatable mattress these days
ah,clem: it can be nice down here
dommtecazoid: i haven't been on a camping trip since i was a kid
Merlyn: "I didn't evolve where I am today by going back and living in caves!"
ah,clem: up there, don't think my tent heater would do the job
Bambi: nothing like bein' in 'God's Country'
dommtecazoid: merl lol
Bambi: on a mountain, under the sky with all those stars
Ben Bland: George Kennedy wuz in Airport
dommtecazoid: in god we trust, everyone else bring your own backpack
Bambi: you never see the sky like you do on mountains
dommtecazoid: "let's red line this sucker!"
ah,clem: speaking of what you did when young is what makes you old
dommtecazoid: and i'm guessing that away from the light pollution, more stars are visible
cease: your dads in n. car, doc
ah,clem: oh, yes
llanwydd2: I don't look at it that way, clem
ah,clem: Bambi was in tears when she first saw the stars on the mountain
dommtecazoid: i'm only old in appearance, not in spirit
Bambi: for sure Doc ... I have never seen that many stars anywhere else
llanwydd2: but perhaps saying "what you did when young" makes you old
Bambi: glad to hear it Doc :-)
cease: there are visual halucinations that are actualy seen images
ah,clem: (had never seen so many)
llanwydd2: or making use of phrases like "back in my day"
Bambi: lol llan
dommtecazoid: i'm not old - i'm age challenged
ah,clem: right, LL
Bambi: LOL Doc
cease: a slighter oldrer coupe in elevtor called me young man
cease: i was insulted
llanwydd2: I'm 49 and I know 50 is going to hit me hard
llanwydd2: like 21 did
dommtecazoid: speaking of getting old: i've got a last long day at work tomorrow, need to get some shuteye
dommtecazoid: fifty(cough) here
Merlyn: nite doc
cease: sleep well doc
llanwydd2: have a good last workday, doc
Merlyn: I have 3 boxes of turkish taffy coming
ah,clem: sheesh, yougins
cease: great to see you here
dommtecazoid: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............
||||||||| "Hey dommtecazoid!" ... dommtecazoid turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 10:39 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Bambi: ah, 50 is just another year, just like any other
cease: i missed not being able to chqt last week
Ben Bland: Viva DocTech!
llanwydd2: I remember turkish taffee
Principalpoop: i was not aware of that other film
Principalpoop: night dom
Bambi: have a great week Doc and Lily
Bambi: Doc and Lily
Bambi: Doc and Lili
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Hemlock Scones', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:39 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Bambi: sheesh
llanwydd2: Hey Scones
Principalpoop: 50s are the same as 40s
Bambi: my fingers refuse to do Lili with an i instead of y sometimes
cease: hey scones
Ben Bland: Somebody tell him that the Netroots Nation convention ended months ago
Principalpoop: if you made it through them, you are fine
Bambi: hey Stones, great to see ya
Merlyn: hey hemlock
ah,clem: is ok, Bam, he was already gone
Hemlock Scones: fifty is the new forty
Bambi: how are things across the pond?
Principalpoop: your highness, grovel grovel
cease: now poop. i am less healthy now then before. and its never been very good
ah,clem: good evening Mr. Stones
Principalpoop: shhh cat, don't let the cat out of the bag
Hemlock Scones: keep on grovelling whilst i go through your pockets
cease: one day i wont be here cuz i'm travelling.
Principalpoop: i cut the bottoms off my pockets, so I could play pocket pool
llanwydd2: I'm in good health except for cholestrol which I kept under control with simvastatin but I can't find a doctor to prescribe it down here
Hemlock Scones: but you only have two balls to play pool with
llanwydd2: fortunately I won't be here more than a few months
Principalpoop: all I do is chalk up the stick constantly
cease: the people looked so happy on the plane going to vegas, but once there, addicted to mafhines, they looked so sad
Principalpoop: go to miami llan
llanwydd2: I don't know your ami, princ
Bambi: how's Honey doing? please tell her we said hi!
Principalpoop: i got nasty postcards from the red cross after giving blood about my cholesterol
cease: we are all fans of the firesign, right?
Principalpoop: dr quackenbush, DO
Hemlock Scones: Honey says she is waiting for the Springtime, the bees are already swarming round her
cease: yes all hail honey
Principalpoop: sweet
Bambi: thanks Clem! :-) fun stuff! Love Nick Danger!
Principalpoop: who cat?
llanwydd2: it's an interesting approach, but...
cease: honey sanchez
cease: we are on her side
Principalpoop: fan of who? I know who honey is
llanwydd2: Honey Combe
Principalpoop: pull the stinger with a tongue in the tale
Bambi: thanks llan, now I can't get that stupid commercial out of my head ;-) just kidding
cease: i wish all the great experiences I had could be shared with all of you
Principalpoop: do the vulcan mind meld through the cat
llanwydd2: ok, then. Honey Moon. Keith's wife
Principalpoop: chat cat
cease: lol
cease: it was so intense,.
Principalpoop: canasta then
Bambi :-)
Bambi: well, see you all next week! have a great one!
Ben Bland: Nite, Bambi
llanwydd2: Nite Bambi
Principalpoop: thanks again ahhh, clem, open rem close rem
cease: i have to use all my imagination to describe even a fraction
Principalpoop: super week B girl
cease: by bambi
cease: all love
Merlyn: nite bambi
Principalpoop: watch the original willy wonka and use some of his phrases cat
ah,clem: another tough steak well done
llanwydd2: strike that. reverse it.
ah,clem: nytol
Principalpoop: A=1 sauce
llanwydd2: Nite Clem
ah,clem: and thanks
cease: keep on cleming
||||||||| 10:51 PM -- Ben Bland left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| ah,clem leaves to catch the 10:51 PM train to Hellmouth.
cease: by ben
Principalpoop: wait, ah, clems said good night but ben left
Principalpoop: are they the same person?
llanwydd2: does anybody know if InstantKoffee was new or was he an old regular with a new name?
no_anchovies: i'm out. nite gang.
||||||||| no_anchovies leaves at 10:52 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Principalpoop: ciao no anchovies
llanwydd2: Nite n_a
cease: by no
Principalpoop: i will jump on the bus too
Principalpoop: have a wonderful week
cease: off we flee
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:53 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Principalpoop by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
llanwydd2: you too
llanwydd2: yeah, I'm outta here. next week all!
||||||||| At 10:53 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, cease!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Hemlock Scones: solar flaires are apparently buggering up my audio and video, skype is hosed
Merlyn: off I go, into that blue yonkers
Hemlock Scones: see ya Merlyn
Merlyn: nice to see you here scones, sorry it couldn't be for longer
||||||||| At 10:56 PM, Merlyn runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| It's 11:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from measles
||||||||| llanwydd2 - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Scones - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood escorts RedPillTweeny into the room, accepts three dimes as a gratuity, mutters something about 11:46 PM, then departs.
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 1:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

The Evening's Participants:

Ben Bland
Hemlock Scones
Tor Hershman
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