||||||||| 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 July 28, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule... ||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dave & katie close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 6:08 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the sitting room. Dave & katie: well hi gang, just thought I'd let yall know we still exist. I'm currently in schenectady new york digitizing an archive of GE-related audio. I'm leaving for CO next tuesday though, have been here for 2 months. so, we say hi and hope all are well. can't chat tonight, got dinner plans. ||||||||| Around 6:10 PM, Dave & katie walks off into the sunset... ||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 8:22 PM, dragging BrieflyPut by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ?" BrieflyPut: Today is Phil Proctors birthday! BrieflyPut: Give my best to that great dog of yours ||||||||| At 8:23 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, BrieflyPut!" 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, July 28, 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?" ||||||||| Outside, the 9:00 PM bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving c coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes. c: wow. dave and katie were here. c: it's not often a cat gets to talk to a dog ||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:20 PM and late as usual, it's doctecazoid, just back from Hellmouth."
doctecazoid hears crickets c: hey doc c: i thought i'd be here all by myself tonight c: just me since 6 doctecazoid: are we alone? c: yep doctecazoid: wow c: just us and whoever reads chats doctecazoid: this hasn't happened to me since 'm' c: how are things in con? doctecazoid: con is as con does c: i notcied the archived chats weren't chats. are they being archived again now? doctecazoid: work is being an especially grindy experience c: i can see a lot of benefit in a lack of archives too c: considering how i've babbled here over the years doctecazoid: re archived chats: maybe, possibly ... would need to check with merl on that, he's the keeper of thechat system c: went out and took pix for the first time in vancouver this year today doctecazoid: you have 'tales of the old detective' yes? c: really felt like summer. unfortunatlely i had on cords so i was far too hot ||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'TheTweenthOfJulie', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:24 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom... doctecazoid: re pix: cool doctecazoid: hey twixt & tween c: of course, doc. i have quoted from it often, including in the Guy Savoy section of Vegas FEb, which i'm sure you've read TheTweenthOfJulie: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL PROCTOR doctecazoid: tween: you have 'tales of the old detective' yes? c: hi julie. how's augustus? c: some of the most important writing i've ever done. doctecazoid: he's an august spirit - a head of his thyme TheTweenthOfJulie: Is that part of the Nick Danger boxed set? c: no, a much earlier austin cassette project c: 95? doctecazoid: c's got it wright ||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:26 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary... doctecazoid: circa 1995 TheTweenthOfJulie: It's cease's? Merlyn: hey all doctecazoid: hey merl c: better cease's than thesis c: hi merl. all is a bit of stretch c: it was just me for the first 25 min TheTweenthOfJulie: Then I do not have it. Please feel free to email a URL or the file, if you would TheTweenthOfJulie: Hi Merl ||||||||| Dexter Fong steals in around 9:28 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident." Dexter Fong: Hey Friends doctecazoid: hey dex c: hi dex. back from vacation? Dexter Fong: Hi Doc Dexter Fong: Yes Cat ||||||||| Outside, the 9:29 PM downtown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Principalpoop coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes. c: hi poop Dexter Fong: Hey Poop Principalpoop: cough cough Dexter Fong: and hey tween and Merlyn c: i thought i was going to be here all by mysefl tonight. guess not Dexter Fong: We could all leave if you want it that way Principalpoop: me myself and I, that is 3 folks when you are alone c doctecazoid: i must, uh, "freshen my drink" - back in a few c: i thought you'd all died from the heat c: or had your computers turned off to conserve energy Principalpoop: nice thoughts there c Dexter Fong: It has been *really* hot Principalpoop: 100 again today, hotter tomorrow they say Principalpoop: more ice doc ||||||||| 9:31 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!" Elayne: Evenin' all! Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne Principalpoop: hi E c: and elayne too Elayne: I just got back from work, and godamighty, I'm hungry! Elayne: Going to get some non-Laughing Cow cheese and some crackers. BRB Principalpoop: let's eat, wait, where have I heard that before c: i love laughing cow. funniest comercial i ever saw was for them. c: johnny carson played it, not as a real commercail but to show how funny the french were. Principalpoop: those funny french Elayne: Back, with cheese and crackers and --- oh dear, cats. Elayne: Go away Datsa, it's MINE ALL MINE c: the comercail, as i recall, this is maybe 45 years ago, was cows with their legs animated, dancing to a laughing cow song Principalpoop: get her cat, leaving you alone all day, attack Elayne: So I hope everyone went on Monsieur Procmer's Facebook page and wished him a happy birthday. TheTweenthOfJulie: Evenin' E Elayne: PrinPoop, my cats are rarely alone, as Robin works at home. Elayne: Hey Tween! Principalpoop: i am a missingtrope TheTweenthOfJulie: I emailed him, E c: hey i spoke to ossman lask week. he told me they were doing gigs in kirkland in nov and then portland. Principalpoop: it is not the same, you were not there... doctecazoid: back - hey e Merlyn: hey e Elayne: Coolness, Cat! Elayne: Hi Tom! c: said many many offers are coming in from around the us but they cant afford to take them Elayne: Hey Tom, would you and Lili like to have sushi with us at Palisades Center on Saturday? Elayne: Or is that too far away? Principalpoop: can they afford not to take them? that is the question... c: he wants me to look into venues for vancouver. i think they can sell out a small venue here Principalpoop: wait, who is tom now? doctecazoid: enticing e - but short notice - let me check with lili doctecazoid: she is asleep on the couch right now Dexter Fong: samw as he was last time Principalpoop: oh bernie, ok Elayne: Sounds good, Tom. It's been too long since Robin and I have seen you. Elayne: My life is lived on short notice these days. :) doctecazoid: oddly, so is mine Principalpoop: i don't like sushi, how about KFC? c: i had a surprisingly poor lunch at what used to be my favret restaurant today Elayne: KFC is tomorrow, PrinPoop. TheTweenthOfJulie: Looks like Nino is getting a little of his powers back Principalpoop: it was a joke, get it, I play dumb? a joke? Elayne: Every time I go to the comic shop and then take the subway home, I stop at KFC a block away from the subway so I can bring some home to Robin. Dexter Fong: How's that Tween? Principalpoop: cool Dexter Fong: Tween: The only one he can locate is Merlyn, his creator Principalpoop: thanks double cool TheTweenthOfJulie: Well, he can see Merlyn, if no one else Merlyn: Nino seems to always know where I am, but nobody else Merlyn: I still haven't checked much into what's wrong Principalpoop: no, friday is fish, you are roming catholic right? Merlyn: Faraday is fish Elayne: Domini domini domini, you're all Catholic now! Principalpoop: meet me on the promenade Merlyn: No, Abe Vigoda was fish doctecazoid: so my surgery date is set for august 12 doctecazoid: 2-3 wks recovery after Elayne: OY, Tom! What now? doctecazoid: e: prostate cancer Principalpoop: cool, when do I get the wine and crackers? Elayne: Oh Tom... I'm sorry, I had no idea! Good luck with the surgery. c: i'm sure doc will eject that cancer so forcefully it will be afraid of him forever Elayne: Here's hoping. doctecazoid: e: thanks. they're using the davinci system, robotic/laprospopic - very precise Principalpoop: i like those vigoda onions c: only in the snese that "catholic" meant broadminded or liberal doctecazoid: they're resurrcecting da vinci himself to supervise - so i'm in good hands Principalpoop: vinnie vichy veeky or something like that Dexter Fong: oui c: as long as he brings his code Principalpoop: lot of latin tonight, all you lovers doctecazoid: and two pair of plans Merlyn: it's a simple head code Dexter Fong: and that cute little beret thingie he wore so provacatively Elayne: LOL, TOm! doctecazoid: we came, we saw, we concurred c: there was a tv coroner in vancouver named davinci. i believe dex is quite fond of him Elayne: My TV is in the coroner too. doctecazoid: "leoardo da vinci, t.v. coroner" - i'd watch that show. discovery channel? doctecazoid: e: LOL Elayne: Works better than having it in the middle of the room. Principalpoop: you are thinking of the slob from odd couple Dexter Fong: CatL I am though his choice of headwear is rather prossaic doctecazoid: the elephant in the room, in fact doctecazoid: put it on a rotating platform doctecazoid: theater in the round! c: i remember when they used to be called "tv repairmen" doctecazoid: tee-vee repairmen! Principalpoop: do they still sell tvs? I thought they were all monitors now doctecazoid: i knew someone from prossaic - nice town in new jersey Dexter Fong: Poop: You want a lizard? Elayne: They have to monitor the situation, PrinPoop. Principalpoop: no, yes, wait c: Fumiyo bought a blue ray player last week. they're cheap Principalpoop: what kind? Dexter Fong: Doc: So are all the *towns* in NJ Elayne: I want a Blue Ray player that shoots real blue rays out of it. c: her friends in japan are sending her dvds they've recorded off their tvs in blueray so we need one Dexter Fong: Hence prosaic c: toshiba Principalpoop: i forget the name of the island Elayne: Zap wayward kitties, and all that. doctecazoid: dex: indeed doctecazoid: c: yeah it's amazing how cheap some hi-tech devices are selling for these days c: first thing i rented was Rango. really took advantage of the hdtv format with all his scales and such Principalpoop: kimono? no that is a japanese benouse doctecazoid: staples is running a back-to-school promo - 4gb usb stick for $5 Principalpoop: i saw that, omg doctecazoid: that's a day's pay! c: in china, yes Merlyn: using PHP and cookies to keep track of daily voting gets pretty complicated Dexter Fong: In China using surplus US Dollars Merlyn: because you have to refresh the page to set the cookie, and refresh it AGAIN to see if the browser accepted the cookie... Elayne: Are there any surplus US dollars left? Merlyn: if they're surplus, are they cheaper? Dexter Fong: E: Only in China Merlyn: I'll pay top dollar for a dollar, at least 87 cents Dexter Fong: Merl: You betcha c: our dollar is far to high for my liking doctecazoid: you can't even buy a fake dollar for that! Dexter Fong: Why the plastic alone costs more than the bill Elayne: THen don't send out the bill, Tom. Elayne: I mean, Dex. c: if my mother had the consciousness, she would be appalled at her choice to move here from la. her income is shrivelilng away like the witch in oz doctecazoid: am i bill? Elayne: Somebody must be Bill. Have you checked Afghanistan? Dexter Fong: Dunno man, but Dave's not here c: and they're all named bill c: or at least, all billed Principalpoop: have you checked the czeck? c: he showed up before chat to tell us he wouldn't be chatting Elayne: They don't take Bills, only Czechs. Dexter Fong: Doc and all: While driving through rural New Jercey on the way Atalantic City, went through a little town Named Elmer TheTweenthOfJulie: Yes, I have often thought that Billville was in fact a reference to the corporatization of our lives doctecazoid: we'll have to tale a pole regarding the czechs doctecazoid: dex: wow' elmer exists - kewel Dexter Fong: I'd rather pole some tail Principalpoop: the lady of the night who did not know she had been raped until the check bounced... TheTweenthOfJulie: But is that germaine to the argument? Elayne: Wow, PrinPoop, congratulations, that's inappropriate on at least two levels. Dexter Fong: I think it's prussian nough Principalpoop: everything is commodities, buy and sell ||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:58 PM, dragging llanwydd by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?" Principalpoop: i was answering tween not you E, but that works Elayne: Evenin' Llan! Dexter Fong: Hey llan llanwydd: oh, these guys. I almost forgot Principalpoop: saved by llan, thanks guy doctecazoid: either by llan or by see Elayne: Not the point, Prin. c: hi llan. how's the acting biz? Principalpoop: i warned you I am working on being a missingtrope Elayne: I'm nigh unto exhausted. Tom, drop me an email to let me know about Saturday. I'm at the Same Old Place. ||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits. c: by el Elayne: Night, all. If Proctor shows please wish him a hippo birdie from me. Merlyn: bye E Principalpoop: get her cat, while she is weak, attack Dexter Fong: Night E ||||||||| At 10:00 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Elayne!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on... c: will do Principalpoop: night E llanwydd: finallly got my ambien again and I'm feeling better ||||||||| doctecazoid leaves to catch the 10:01 PM train to Hellmouth. ||||||||| doctecazoid enters at 10:01 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Chapeau Manger. doctecazoid: oops - i'm here, gone, here... Dexter Fong: Night D & E c: better is good Principalpoop: i agree, better is better ||||||||| 10:02 PM -- Dexter Fong left for parts unknown.(Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow"). ||||||||| Catherwood leads Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (10:02 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something. Merlyn: nite D&F ||||||||| At 10:02 PM, Merlyn hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..." ||||||||| 10:03 PM: Merlyn jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!" c: is everyone leaving and returning? Principalpoop: the chat is flinging people out and in
doctecazoid is a fan of ambien music Dexter Fong: Got stuck in the loading zone and had to pull the old NY shuffle c: it seems to be angry at us Merlyn: I can jump on the bandwagon ||||||||| Principalpoop is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 10:03 PM. llanwydd: I haven't seen that norwegiean wood stuff since I've been in FL ||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Principalpoop', just granted probation at 10:03 PM", then leaves hurriedly. doctecazoid: in my case: clicked 'Exit' in error Principalpoop: i did it too, did not need to Merlyn: how'd I go out the door and come out of the closet? Dexter Fong: Perhaps it's Nino showing us he's pissed off his locating powers are down doctecazoid: El Nino c: jim morrison was gay? doctecazoid: c: no, he was depressed Dexter Fong: If you say so Cat Merlyn: How can Nino tell where we are when we keep running in & out? c: that's what merl just said. a door, coming out of the closet Dexter Fong: GPS Merlyn Dexter Fong: Maybe it's Ray manzarak c: well part of his name is man Dexter Fong: man = Ray = Man, Ray c: its pride week in vancouver. i was downtown today and it's at its gayest doctecazoid: i don't know why i didn't realize before: pink hotel burns down was the precursor of eat or be eaten doctecazoid: sometimes i'm a little slow on the uptake
The Evening's Participants:
Dave & katie