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 March 17, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 5:48 PM: Caterino jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
Caterino: I sneak past Catherwood. He smells my feet but thinks it is something burni9ng in the kitchen. I am safe. I will wait behind the sofa until the others get here. Sofa so good.
||||||||| Catherwood gets here sofa so good.
Caterino: Catherwood grabs Caterino by the shirt and throws him out into the snow
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Caterino and queries "Did you want something?"
Caterino: I say no, and let m,yself out only to try the front door when others arrive.
||||||||| It's 6:00 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Caterino - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood leads ah,clem in through the front door at 8:32 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a few minutes with FireSign Theatre" at about 9 eastern time, Rats'
||||||||| At 8:34 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, ah,clem!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, March 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?"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:03 PM and late as usual, it's Seamus_O'Tweeny, just back from Hellmouth."
||||||||| cease bounds in at 9:04 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'Seamus_O'Mudhead', just granted probation at 9:05 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| "Hey Seamus_O'Tweeny!" ... Seamus_O'Tweeny turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:06 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with ah,clem close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:06 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the Aviary.
||||||||| 9:06 PM: Seamus_O'Tweeny jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
ah,clem: good evening
cease: ah, the clem voice
ah,clem: how does he do that?
Seamus_O'Tweeny: faith and begonias, the gang's not all here (because we're not all there)
cease: good choice for st. paddy's day. lots of irish refs in this
ah,clem: was Tweeny's idea, if you need someone to blame
cease: i always enjoy this album
ah,clem: this is the cd, much cleaner than my old recording
cease: yes i bought the cd too. sounds great
cease: i wonder where everyone is. maybe they're all taking a spring break, in Sendai
ah,clem: lots of detail
Seamus_O'Tweeny: hehe
ah,clem: too much green beer?
Seamus_O'Mudhead: green tees
cease: hi muddy
Seamus_O'Mudhead: I would like a massage also
ah,clem: one fancy ale, coming up
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'llanwydd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:17 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
llanwydd: hello dear friends
cease: hi llan
llanwydd: how's everybody?
ah,clem: playing the tale of the giant rat, ll
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Hey LL
llanwydd: quite fright, rank
ah,clem: that's the one
llanwydd: quite jazzed to be here
ah,clem: where there's smoke, there's work
llanwydd: I love that line
ah,clem: a power so great it can only be used for good or evil
cease: lots of great lines in this
ah,clem: one of the most often quoted lines, often by those who don't know the source
llanwydd: I went to see Yes in Orlando last Saturday
cease: how were they?
llanwydd: I hadn't seen them since before I saw FST
llanwydd: fantastic show
llanwydd: I last saw them in 1980 at MSG. this was the first time I saw them outdoors
llanwydd: they played in the middle of a downtown street
ah,clem: what's cheese for the mouse is a snack for the Rat.
cease: was there a big crowd?
llanwydd: yeah it was a big crowd but everybody had to stand unless they brought chairs which I didn't
llanwydd: they only had seating for "VIP"s whatever they are
llanwydd: I counted 400 "VIP" seats
llanwydd: great to see Yes again after 31 years
cease: i used to like them in the early 70s
Seamus_O'Tweeny: I'll bet :)
llanwydd: now I've got to see FST again
llanwydd: next time they come to florida
Seamus_O'Tweeny: I happened to catch the Relayer tour 3 times, but that's the only time I've seen them live
llanwydd: I heard the Relayer show was really elaborate
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Moraz's keyboard rig surely was
llanwydd: dfghjkl
Seamus_O'Tweeny: geshundheit
ah,clem: it's a keyboard, ll
llanwydd: lol
cease: i think the firesign are as likely to play florida as they are to play japan
llanwydd: I think fst would go over the heads of the japanese somewhat
llanwydd: they really aren't into california jokes
cease: if they were into it, i think they could put on a really good show in japan. but they're not into it and austin doesnt travel by plane
ah,clem: Cat can explain it to them
cease: austin, bergman and proctor all speak some japanese
cease: austin used to work for JAL in Frisco before the Firesign days
cease: When Proc met my wife, he began conversing with her in Japanese
ah,clem: nice
cease: when one considers how much the firesigtn were into things japanese in the dear friends era, it could have worked
llanwydd: you think the japanese would be impressed with Young Guy? I wonder
cease: i used to have some connections in japan, to radio stations and record companies, that could probably have made that happen
cease: but the lads weren't into it. they're barely into performing at all, and it had better be on the west coast of the us
llanwydd: not to be torturing me!
ah,clem: on and off like a crazy monkey, another quote often used by folks that can't site the source...
llanwydd: if austin doesn't fly, how did he get to Town Hall in NYC?
cease: when rhode island's joe auger asked austin when he would be coming east at the langley show last jan, austin said they had a 2 year plan to get there
ah,clem: as Cat said, this record is full of great lines
cease: he USED TO fly.
cease: on the hour hour shows, there is austin talking about his flights to and from nyc in 1971 for their east coast tour then
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Bunnyboy in through the front door at 9:44 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
cease: maybe phil and austin and their dogs will drive accross country for the next east coast tour, if there is one
Bunnyboy: lo dere o'dere
llanwydd: Hi Bunnyboy
cease: hi bun
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Well, that's up to him
Bunnyboy: Are folks out at the bars, instead of church...ehrh, chat?
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Mmm, time for some rarebit!
llanwydd: ferlin husky died. anybody remember him?
Bunnyboy: I'm in the last half hours of Ep 21, of Hour Hour.
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Sure, the country singer
cease: sled dog?
ah,clem: oh yes, I remember many of his songs
Bunnyboy: I gotta admit, they lean too heavily on the echo FX, this ep.
Seamus_O'Tweeny: North To Alaska?
llanwydd: yeah
cease: they sure did like their echo
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Don't know Bunny, works for me
cease: bunny, you know fantagraphics?
Seamus_O'Tweeny: They're supposed to be in a cavern, right?
Bunnyboy: And I'm glad they managed to polish and redeem Dr. Memory, but the "Doctor....ahhhh, ummm..." bit starts to loose it's flavor, after the 18th or 19 iteration...
cease: indeed, bun. that is tiresome.
Bunnyboy: cat: Yes, local publisher.
cease: you familiar with Harold Hedd, great comic strip of the 70s
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Vaguely, cease
cease: i just bought a bio of rand holmes, the creator of rand holmes
cease: creator of harold hedd and other highly salacious comic work.
cease: published by fantagraphjics. odd in that he's a vancouver guy but i guess no publishers up here for that work
cease: an absolutely beautiful book bun, you might want to add to your collection
Bunnyboy: Cool. Unfamiliar with Holmes/Hedd, but I'll take a peek, sometime.
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Thanks, clem :)
cease: called The Artist Himself, Rand Holmes, a Rand Holmes retrospective by Patrick Rosenkranz
cease: thanks again, clem
ah,clem: have a great week, nytol
cease: harold hedd was kind of a canadian fab furry freak bros but more hard core, and much, much more erotic
llanwydd: nite Clem
||||||||| ah,clem dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's ah,clem?! It's 9:51 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: absolutely beautiful art work
Bunnyboy: Hey! Where'd that clem go?
Bunnyboy: What's on the CNI feed tonight?
cease: if only he was still alive, i'd ask him to illustrate my graphic novel idea
llanwydd: that's a novel idea
Seamus_O'Tweeny: clem played Giant Rat
cease: just giant rat tonight, bun
Seamus_O'Tweeny: but he's off the air now
cease: asking dead people to work for you is always a novel idea
Seamus_O'Tweeny: kinda tricky
Bunnyboy: CGI can do anything...within and/or without reason.
cease: although it can be done. the last 2 harold hedd comics were a 2 part story called Hitler's Cocaine. and hitler's been dead for a long time, but it helped rand holmes sell some comix
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Speaking of which, the aerial screnes from Japan looked like someone's CGI, didn't they?
cease: indeed, tween
cease: i used to live near there 40 years ago. used to go to Sendai all the time as it was the closest big city
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Someone was saying they half expected Godzilla to walk out of the ocean
cease: hitch hiked thru fukushima many times
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Sad
cease: the difference between japan and here is that there are no unpopulated parts of japan.
cease: its wall to wall people. canada, not so much
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Yeah, of course
llanwydd: I'm sure there must be some unpopulated areas on mt. fuji
llanwydd: not everybody would want to live there
Seamus_O'Tweeny: I heard that Tokyo has over 30 million people
cease: on top of mts, yes.
cease: greater tokyo, yes
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Actually, from what I've read, there is quite a bit of unused land in Japan, very much on purpose
cease: they mow down our forests instead of using theirs, yes
Seamus_O'Tweeny: right
cease: the flat land is pretty much covered in people
Seamus_O'Tweeny: pretty smart, in the long run
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Which we rarely cinsider
Seamus_O'Tweeny: *consider
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Well, let's hope they get those reactors cooled down
cease: i sure hope they do
Seamus_O'Tweeny: For all our sakes
cease: otherwise that part of japan could be uninhabitable for a long time
Seamus_O'Tweeny: Like the area around Chernobyl
cease: indeed tween, it's a small world after all
Seamus_O'Tweeny: The plume from the reactors would quickly spread into California, and wherever else the wind takes it
Seamus_O'Tweeny: My best to the people of Japan, and good night, all
||||||||| Seamus_O'Tweeny says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Seamus_O'Tweeny exits at 10:07 PM.
cease: by tween
llanwydd: so where's dex and stones and no_anchovies and bubba's brain and honey sanchez and elayne and bambi and...
Bunnyboy: nite Tweeny!
cease: yes small turn out tonight
llanwydd: perhaps they lost their way
Bunnyboy: Or their lunch.
llanwydd: lol
Bunnyboy: Early morning binge drinking is not the answer.
llanwydd: well they'd be having a late lunch, especially stones
cease: i see news people now based in osaka instead of tokyo.
Bunnyboy: Well, now, I might have to move A SAFE PLACE up, on my viewing queue.
Bunnyboy: Since they've been talking about Proctor's time in NY, on Hour Hour.
cease: a vid store in vancouver has safe place so i'll definitely rent and watch
cease: it was delightful to hear proc babble about his work on that flick
Bunnyboy: I've been on an editing jag with WikiRococo, recently.
cease: yeah the call ins to hour hour are great
cease: i was there when it went up but not since then.
llanwydd: well, I'm heading out. see you next week
Bunnyboy: nite llan!
cease: off you go, llan
Bunnyboy: I've been working through the LP catalog, mostly, in date order.
Bunnyboy: FInally got to side B of ELECTRICIAN.
||||||||| Seamus_O'Mudhead says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Seamus_O'Mudhead exits at 10:15 PM.
cease: i dont understand bun. surely you heard side b years ago
cease: by mud
Bunnyboy: I'd like to think that the Wiki will be a longtime thing. It's one of my ship-in-a-bottle endeavors.
cease: ok the wiki. i see
Bunnyboy: Oh, no. It's not the listening. It's the documenting.
cease: i should visit. i probably have some knowledge i could contribute from the early days of fst
Bunnyboy: Certainly! It's an open pool. Dive in!
cease: you still listening to rfo?
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: it doesnt seem to be long for this world
cease: it sounds like bergman's moved back to la
Bunnyboy: I've been watching some old TV series, recently. THE FUGITIVE and THE UNTOUCHABLES.
cease: the last episode of the fugitve was filmed at a motel that became my high school in la
Bunnyboy: To be honest, I listen to RFO website stream, on Mondays...until the player on my phone hurks.
cease: never saw the untouchables but wrote about capone in neal amid
Bunnyboy: And I download 'em all. But I've been listening to the Hour Hours more.
cease: its ounds like bergman is losing interest in the project
cease: yeah hour hour is great stuff
Bunnyboy: I've only seen THE UNTOUCHABLES pilot, so far. From what I understand, they reimagine the series, after the pilot.
cease: i hope Duke is selling a lot of copies
Bunnyboy: The pilot ends with Capone going to jail, for 11 years...but they bring him back to capo status, for the series.
Bunnyboy: The DePalma/Mamet film is pretty cool...and a lot of the plot elements are pulled from the original pilot.
cease: i saw that
cease: with kevin costner as elliot ness
cease: who later died of cirrhosis as i recall
cease: capone's revenge
Bunnyboy: Really?
cease: you can look it up
cease: a factoid i uncovered in my research for neal amid
Bunnyboy: WIkipedia says heart attack.
cease: i even watched scarface as part of research and it had nothing to do with capone. some cuban coke head
Bunnyboy: Of course, Wikipedia says Paul Frees died of a heart attack, and he was a suicide.
cease: i dont know who paul frees is but i could look it up
cease: i think it was in something i read about the capone era. this is pre-wiki
Bunnyboy: Voice artist. Boris Badenov, Rankin-Bass specials, literally thousands of loop and voiceover sessions...
Bunnyboy: Spike Jones sideman.
Bunnyboy: Not as a musician. Vocalist.
cease: aha
Bunnyboy: Radio man.
cease: i wonder why rocky and bullwinkle has never been brought back to tv
Bunnyboy: As were a lot of the classic voice folks.
Bunnyboy: Because R & B sells nothing, and has no cultural agenda.
cease: it was so good, and those of our generation who remember it are legion
Bunnyboy: There's no "G.I. Bullwinkle" or "Princess Natasha" doll market.
cease: is there a rocky and bullwinkle dvd set?
cease: you would know
Bunnyboy: They're all available on DVD (complete 5 seasons). Season 5 will finally be available as a standalone, month end.
cease: it would be wonderful for young peolpe to be aware of those shows
Bunnyboy: It took 10 years to happen. Season 1 was about 2001 or 2002.
cease: i havent seen them since they were first broadcast. i'll have to look for those dvds
Bunnyboy: Complete series dropped, a couple of months ago.
Bunnyboy: The complete set is subtitled 100 % COMPLETE BULL.
Bunnyboy: The complete set is worth it, for the one-stop episode guide.
cease: good subtitle
Bunnyboy: And, if you haven't read it, you should check out THE MOOSE THAT ROARED, Keith Scott's great book on Jay Ward Productions.
cease: i will
cease: i loved The Mouse that Roared, both book and flick
cease: i read a number of books by that author, whose name escapes me
cease: that's so long ago i bet few chatters would remember it, except dex
Bunnyboy: I remember THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, playing some weekend afternoons, on the tube, in the 70s.
cease: Leonard Wibberly. Thanks, wiki
cease: flick is from 59, book from 55
cease: seemed quite a good satire of the cold war to me in those days
Bunnyboy: Rocky and Bullwinkle is great, for many reasons. Amongst them: the labyrinthine adventures, and subsequent fiedish plots, that are almost inevitably complete and utter MacGuffins.
cease: i will see those dvds, bun
cease: i liked wards work with crusader rabbit but r&b was brilliant. even had canadian content
cease: hey bun have you heard anything about firesign show in seattle this year?
Bunnyboy: Yeah! And, unlike SCTV, they didn't have to!
Bunnyboy: I heard some rumblings. Nothing specific.
cease: lol
cease: as a canuck living in la in the mid 60s, having dudley doright on the telly was a big thing
cease: harold hedd has some adventures with mounties that are right out of dudley doright
cease: i'm sure rand holmes was influenced
cease: it sounds like bergman's more into getting a job in la than performing in seattle
Bunnyboy: Superlative voice cast, but Hans Conreid trumps.
Bunnyboy: Guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do.
cease: he used to have a tv show when i lived in la. i think it was called fractured flickers
cease: yes great voice talent
||||||||| Catherwood leads Principalpoop in through the front door at 10:51 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bunnyboy: Oh, poo. The 300th Dr. Memory repetition.
cease: hi poop
Principalpoop: poo? you called?
Bunnyboy: It's delightful to hear Austin as The Electrician, though.
cease: its delightful to hear austin as anything
Bunnyboy: hiya poop!
cease: even texas
Bunnyboy: FRACTURED FLICKERS is, amazingly, *also* available on DVD.
Bunnyboy: The whole durn series.
Principalpoop: rocky and bullwinkle had shakespherian or chaucer type puns, just like the firesign
Principalpoop: is this thing on?
Principalpoop: tap tap tap
Principalpoop: no refresh
cease: as long as "on" isnt a nuclear plant in fukushima, yes
Principalpoop: hello?
cease: we see you, poop
Principalpoop: not good about that earthquake and tusnami
Principalpoop: now I see me too
Principalpoop: i tapped refresh, and now it is refreshing automatically, this is refreshing
Principalpoop: i forgot it was thursday
cease: i think lots of people did today, poop. very small chat
Principalpoop: is fractured flickers the same as those fracture fairytales?
cease: even clem only played one firesign disc
Bunnyboy: poop: Nope. FLICKERS was Jay Ward prod., but it was laying new soundtracks onto old silent films.
Principalpoop: st patricks day? everyone out drinking?
Bunnyboy: Lon Chaney Jr. was not amused.
cease: giant rat, in honour of st. paddy's day
cease: but his hair was perfect!
Principalpoop: sounds hilarious
Bunnyboy: He thought the Ward folks disgraced his father's memory.
Principalpoop: what the hell if you cannot take a joke
cease: where's warren zevon when we need him?
cease: do you guys remember college bowl?
Principalpoop: the old jeopardy show for college students?
cease: yes
Principalpoop: no I don't remember that
Bunnyboy: I remember the repeats, on Sunday nights. I was about 7 or 8. 1968 or 69.
cease: icbc has jeopardy for some reason and i just turned it on to get earthquake news
Bunnyboy: "Margaret Meehan, Parksdale..."
cease: i think it started in the late 50s.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: they had actual hard questions
cease: i remember seeing the show during the kenedy administration when i was in jr high and being able to answer most of the questions on it
Principalpoop: it was not trivia, it was substantial
cease: the jeopardy show has are much easier questions
cease: i found it odd that i'd know stuff as an adolescent that top university students wouldnt know
Principalpoop: i stopped watching tv for awhile, and it is worse now, the camera jumping all the time
Bunnyboy: I'm kind of surprised that The Game Show Network doesn't play old, NBC eps of JEOPARDY. The ones with Art Fleming and Don Pardo.
Principalpoop: not for any artistic effect, just jumping to jump
Bunnyboy: Unless they wiped the tapes...which is quite possible.
cease: we have the tv on all the time here. japan and all
Principalpoop: i am mean tv shows, not news
Principalpoop: or NBC is asking too much money
cease: do find your brain recovering from not watching tv, poop?
Principalpoop: no
Bunnyboy: Speaking of footage salvaged from oblivion: Shout! Factory is releasing a promising new Ernie Kovacs box set, next month.
Principalpoop: i just don't like watching it
cease: there was just a shrink on my local news show telling peoplenot to watch tv if it depressed them too much
cease: kovacs was great.
Principalpoop: i told you, the camera jumps too much now, wears me out
Principalpoop: a genius
Bunnyboy: That's one of the "big duh" creative execises, in THE ARTIST'S WAY - Turning off the TV for a week.
cease: i didnt watch tv when i lived in japan because it was in japanese
Principalpoop: maybe I have seen one too many arcs, after watching years of mash and hill street blues and such
Bunnyboy: I have to chuckle into my fist, when every other pharmaceutical ad spends the last half of their running time, warning "...if you have thoughts of suicide..."
Bunnyboy: "...you may be watching too many Pharma ads!"
Principalpoop: and that hammer, giving a headache,
cease: maybe joan saw too many arcs but not me
Bunnyboy: Those painkiller ads could be thought of as early holistic propaganda.
Principalpoop: when they warn about anal leakage on tv, i am out of my comfortable range
Bunnyboy: "It's all connected. The body is like a machine. The body IS a machine!"
Principalpoop: you are a cog, get used to it
cease: it is no longer the politer medium of our youth, poop
Bunnyboy: When did the world become all about making sure you can have a dependable hard-on?
Principalpoop: having 2 beds for lucy and dezi was going too far the other way
cease: millions of years ago, bun
Principalpoop: it if lasts for hours, consult your doctor, yah sure that is a warning, not a come on
Principalpoop: so to speak lool
Principalpoop: a new red drawf is in the works, for 2012
Bunnyboy: Cool.
Principalpoop: stones does not like lister, I forget why
Bunnyboy: Who's lister?
Bunnyboy: Character?
Principalpoop: on red drawf, th last human alive, yes
Principalpoop: listor maybe, idk
cease: i tried to watch an episode once. unsuccessful
Principalpoop: i enjoyed it immensely, they even dismissed God, atheists show lol very unusual
Principalpoop: maybe not so much for bbc, but very rare on american tv shows, what was that angel show?
Principalpoop: top 10 for years, not charlies lol
Principalpoop: my brain is mush
Bunnyboy: I'm 2 eps into DOWNTON ABBEY. Fun series.
Principalpoop: no time for angels??? lol ahh touched by an angel, i think
Bunnyboy: Created and written by Julian Fellowes, Oscar winner for GOSFORD PARK.
cease: i never got into it, poop.
Principalpoop: shameless is too brutal for me
Principalpoop: i will look for it bunnyboy, thanks
Bunnyboy: SHAMELESS - BBC version or Showtime?
Principalpoop: both
Bunnyboy: Joan Cusack is brilliant, in the new series.
Principalpoop: fine acting, i do not dispute that, and gripping stories
Principalpoop: just too cruel, what word do I want
cease: unfamiliar with this
Bunnyboy: Allison Janney was cast, in the pilot. I think she jumped, for the Matthew Perry sitcom, instead.
Bunnyboy: Ooky?
Principalpoop: maybe hardcore is the word lol
Bunnyboy: cat: It's about a wildly functional disfunctional family.
Principalpoop: if I was younger, maybe fun, now I have seen those families a few times already
Bunnyboy: Dad's a smokehound, and has been for several years.
cease: this is a tv show? maybe i dont get that channel
Principalpoop: BBC and then HBO, I think
Bunnyboy: It took me the first ep and a half to get into the Showtime show. When William H. Macy wakes up from a bender, and finds out he's in Canada, it all clicked, for me.
cease: i dont get either
cease: and i'm already in canada
Bunnyboy: The BBC show ran (or has run) for at least 5 series. Obviously popular. Spotty stateside home video representation.
Bunnyboy: Sundance has been showing the BBC series, sporadically.
Bunnyboy: The Showtime series is on about Ep 9 of...12 or 13, I think.
Bunnyboy: And I'm 2 eps behind. It's OnDemand until July, so I'll catch up.
cease: i can probly rent the dvds
Bunnyboy: I imagine the Showtime Season 1 eps will be on disc, come Fall.
Principalpoop: watch red drawf, from the start, it is fun
Bunnyboy: Just winding down Ep 22 of Hour Hour. 2 left.
Principalpoop: what is your vibe?
cease: ok folks. see you next week.
||||||||| At 11:33 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...
Principalpoop: night cat, courage
Bunnyboy: yeah, me too. Wanna jump out together, poop?
Principalpoop: lets do it, 1 2 3
||||||||| Principalpoop dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Principalpoop?! It's 11:34 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
Bunnyboy hops
||||||||| 11:34 PM -- Bunnyboy left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'RedPillTweeny', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 1:30 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
||||||||| It's 1:40 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...
||||||||| 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:

Rogue's Gallery:

cat_pp.jpg (5168 bytes)
PP and Cat(cease)

newbunny.jpg (4426 bytes)

capeken.jpg (7639 bytes)
kend^/Dr. Headphones

ossman+me.gif (6000 bytes)
Merlyn and Tirebiter

capedoc.jpg (6006 bytes)

newlili.jpg (6085 bytes)

freq.jpg (4441 bytes)

roto.jpg (6046 bytes)

babs_so.jpg (5555 bytes)
LeatherG & SO

nino1.jpg (5352 bytes)

tonk1.jpg (6123 bytes)

ahclem+Bambi.jpg (9500 bytes)
Ah, Clem and Bambi

old-man.gif (55478 bytes)
Compañero Señor Yämamoto

ashhar.jpg (9068 bytes)
Dexter Fong

newelayne.jpg (15.1 kbytes)

Bubba's Brain.jpg (6600 bytes)
Bubba's Brain

Bightrethighrehighre.jpg (6600 bytes)

boney.jpg (20600 bytes)

llan.jpg (13200 bytes)

tweeny.jpg (12588 bytes)

3rdmate.jpg (23157 bytes)

peggy.jpg (5240 bytes)
Peggy Blisswhips

audrey.jpg (4873 bytes)
Audrey Farber

tdt.jpg (6077 bytes)
Tiny Dr. Tim
Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

capeklok.jpg (5469 bytes)
404 - Not Found, Not Forgotten

And, "The Home Team"