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 August 18, 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 Son of Firesign disembarks at 8:00 AM.
Son of Firesign: Know business like show business, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood strides alongside Son of Firesign and asks "Did you want something?"
Son of Firesign: Strike this input from the archive only if necessary, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside Son of Firesign and mumbles "Typing my name just to rile me, eh?"
Son of Firesign: Get ready to go on the air live, Catherwood, and get a grip.
||||||||| Catherwood gets a grip.
Son of Firesign:

||||||||| "8:03 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Son of Firesign, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 18, 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?"
||||||||| chat enters at 9:00 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Haberdashery Barn.
chat: you're not my son.
chat: not even my moon
||||||||| Outside, the 9:04 PM bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving llanwydd coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: good evening, chat
chat: hey llan
chat: its the usual feline, different monniker
chat: hope you're enjoying yourself in florida
llanwydd: enjoying myself, I am. thanks for asking
chat: i wonder where "everybody" is?
llanwydd: "everybody" is probably trying to get in and we are the only ones who can get it
llanwydd: in
chat: maybe it's vacation time for everyone
||||||||| AugustusTweezer waltzes in at 9:15 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
llanwydd: I've been studying spanish guitar
AugustusTweezer: Hail, fellow citizens
chat: hey tween
AugustusTweezer: kewl, LL
llanwydd: Hey Tween
llanwydd: I don't know much, just a few pieces by ferdinando carulli
AugustusTweezer: Sounds like fun
chat: Fumiyo plays Spanish guitar
chat: i prefer the food
llanwydd: probably much better than I do
chat: she's been doing it for 45 years or so. not regularly, but she's good enough to give concerts and stuff
AugustusTweezer: I see Nino's powers have not yet returned
chat: how's austin these days, tween?
llanwydd: well, nino doesn't have to know as long as we do
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (9:19 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: Hey Dex
AugustusTweezer: Over 100 for months on end, and no rain
AugustusTweezer: It'
AugustusTweezer: It's ugly
chat: hey dexie
AugustusTweezer: Hey Dex
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat Tweezz and llan
chat: wow
llanwydd: its been very hot in florida but never over 100
AugustusTweezer: The loss to farmers and ranchers is of historic proportions
chat: its in the early 70s F here, and we dread the 80s prediected for the weekend
llanwydd: I've never dreaded temperatures in the 80s
AugustusTweezer: I am envious
chat: vancouver is paradise
llanwydd: I was down here one winter for christmas and it was 70
llanwydd: that was in 1987
chat: fumiyo and i have lived in different places but we decided vancouver would be best and we were right
chat: we moved here in 88
AugustusTweezer: Sounds like Van is very nice indeed
chat: i'm sure nyc, austin and orlando all have their charms, but i would never live anywhere else
llanwydd: well, I take it you are in a different part of town than I have seen on tv
llanwydd: there was a documentary about street crime in vancouver. I don't remember what channel
chat: yes there is a scary area downtown. full of junkies and others in need of quick fix
chat: we're accross the river. too hard to find a quick fence here
llanwydd: it showed some very nice areas though, it addition to the high crime areas
chat: an old friend told me he was planning to move downtown and Fumyo asked me if i wanted to, but i'd rather not
chat: we are 5 blocks from the north shores hospital, increasingly important for us older people
chat: unlike dex, who never ages
AugustusTweezer: Sounds great, cease
llanwydd: yes, good health care is important which is a good reason I'll be happy to get back to NY state
llanwydd: I like florida but ny has better medical professionals from my experience
chat: my friend who's moving downtown when he retires told me to watch Breaking Bad, which basiclaly about the flaws in the health care system in oyur coutnrry
chat: thaknfuloly not mine
Dexter Fong: llan: The saying goes, when you get sick in Fla, don't call a doctor, call an airline
||||||||| "9:33 PM? 9:33 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Principalpoop should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Principalpoop enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
llanwydd: LOL, Dex
chat: if live to be dex's age, the fact that i'm a few seconds by ambulence from the hosp[ital makes a lotf sense
Dexter Fong: Hey poop
chat: and no dollars at all
Principalpoop: hola
AugustusTweezer: lol Dex
llanwydd: Princi... how do
chat: whole, ah? poop
AugustusTweezer: You would think that a state with the geriatric population of Florida would have great medical care
AugustusTweezer: Hi P
llanwydd: man, I ought to go and live in your country
llanwydd: at least I wouldn't be the dumbest guy anymore
Principalpoop: too cold in cah nah dah
Dexter Fong: lol llan
llanwydd: florida is full of flakes
Dexter Fong: The dandruff state?
Principalpoop: flakes and red necks and cubans and alligators and manatees
Principalpoop: flamingos, ahh they gots lots of stuff there
Principalpoop: who was sick in florida?
llanwydd: the flamingo and the pelican
Principalpoop: why talking about that?
llanwydd: whose beak can hold more than his belly can
Principalpoop: yes pelicans too
Principalpoop: imagine having no lips, what a gyp
llanwydd: the subject simply arose, princ
chat: i have not mouth, and i must scream, great harlan ellison
Principalpoop: ahh spontaneous eruption
llanwydd: it evolved out of other discussions.
llanwydd: yeah, that is one of the ellison stories I have read
Principalpoop: say no more say no more
chat: flamingo was bugsy spiegel's girlfriend, on whose legs modern las vegas is based
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Elayne', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:39 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
chat: intresting to see plaque dedicated to her among flamingos at her hotel
llanwydd: that and Repent, Harlequin which I don't remember well because I was very young
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Principalpoop: hi E
chat: hey el
llanwydd: Hi Elayne
Principalpoop: woman in chat, watch your fucking language
Elayne: Cat, what happened to "cease" this week?
Principalpoop: il est french canadian cette week
Elayne: Yeah, fucking assholes swear like bloody sailors...
llanwydd: do not adjust your cette
Principalpoop: my grandmother used to speak of dirty buggers hehe
Principalpoop: voila
Elayne: Oh, swearing in British is so much more fun than in English.
Elayne: I mean, American English.
Principalpoop: americans have an almost childlike simplicity, fong is dick wad, and dumb fuck
chat: http://films.nfb.ca/animation-express/
Principalpoop: almost makes no sense
Elayne: Although you can't give Americans the two-finger salute.
Dexter Fong: Why you callin' me names poop?
chat: hey el whenb i rented 2 dvds of this animation i thought of robin. i wnat you 2 to watch
Elayne: I did that once to teenaged boys and they thought I was too stupid to flip them the bird correctly.
Principalpoop: i could not call E those things, so I used you
chat: sleeping betty because of the beuty of the drawing as well as the visual humour
AugustusTweezer: lol
AugustusTweezer: and Hi E
AugustusTweezer: Wish I could have seen the expressions on their faces, E
chat: come again in spring blew me away and how we got fire even more so, as artistic possiblity opens up within
Principalpoop: too stupid to flip the bird or give the peace sign hehehe
chat: you and robin should check them out, great nfb annimations
Elayne: Cool ad, Cat. I kinda want to see all of them.
Elayne: Hey Tween!
chat: right after i watched blue ray of benjamin button which i also enouyed, but it made me sad
chat: el, get out your best herbs, as we say around here
Elayne: Gee Cat, I'm surprised, a film about aging saddens you? :)
Elayne: My best herbs???
Elayne: What's that Vancouver-speak for?
chat: come again in srping is about the ultimate aging, as kind of is button
chat: when paprika came to van theatres, the local paper said, get out your best drugs.
chat: some of us just assume they are herbal rather than chemically produced, but i'ts a matter of personal taste, i guess
Principalpoop: cardamon
Dexter Fong: blazer
Elayne: Ah, you mean to watch the animations?
chat: if that is a factor, yes
llanwydd: cardamom is a spice, not an herb
Elayne: Robin is not an herbivore, I'm afraid.
Principalpoop: quite correct llan
Dexter Fong: cardooman is a sweater
chat: i got up early yest and watched buttonl. was saddened, but still sad from wathhing nfb shorts from the day before.
llanwydd: you can't make curry without it though
chat: then altered chemistry and went out and shot 120 pix in local area
Principalpoop: you are thinking of kashmir
Elayne: I have pretty much all the component spices for curry, but I'm still lazy and use curry powder instead.
chat: had a very positive reaction to watching and then taking images of beauty
Elayne: I don't think I've ever taken photographs in any sort of altered state.
llanwydd: yeah, you have to be in the cooking mode to make curry. its not easy
chat: it has done me a world of good, el
Principalpoop: what is that sauted onion, carrot and celery thing called? using that a lot lately
llanwydd: that's called mirepoix, Princ
Dexter Fong: millepois
Dexter Fong: mira right
Principalpoop: ewww, that is why I forgot the name, ewww
chat: hows it goin, poop?
llanwydd: makes anything taste french
llanwydd: even fries
Principalpoop: i like it, then garlic or thyme or whatever I want
Principalpoop: funeral all done for my brother, had 2 molars out this week cat, doing ok
||||||||| "9:53 PM? 9:53 PM!!" says Catherwood, "doctecazoid should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as doctecazoid enters and sits on the divan.
doctecazoid: oops hang on
Principalpoop: hey doc
||||||||| At 9:54 PM, doctecazoid vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
chat: hey el, i wanted robin to look at the drawing on sleeping betty. it certainly altered what i thought could be done with animation
Principalpoop: in and out
||||||||| catheterwook enters at 9:54 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Chapeau Manger.
||||||||| "9:54 PM? I'm late!" exclaims catheterwook, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the garden.
chat: hey doc, we were just talking about the great images we'll eventualy make
||||||||| Catherwood escorts catheterwood in through the front door at 9:54 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
catheterwood: there
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc, how you feeling?
Principalpoop: so, how did it go? did your keister fall off?
llanwydd: good evening, catheterwood
catheterwood: only on tv
chat: http://films.nfb.ca/animation-express/
llanwydd: good evening, doc
catheterwood: lemme check (feels head, shoulders, knees) ... yup, i'm here
chat: who's that man with the healthiest prostratge in town? why, it's doc tech!
catheterwood: i'm chatting via a laptop from my bed tonight
Elayne: Tom! Tom! How are you????
catheterwood: as sitting upright is not an option at present
Principalpoop: hehe what are you wearing? hehe
Principalpoop: you don't want to play horseyboy on my knee?
Elayne: And seriously, you're Firesign-chatting instead of recuperating? Priorities, man! :)
catheterwood: i can lie in bed, and i can also stand and walk - in fact when they discharged me, they said i should take walks and wander around the house as much as i can handle
catheterwood: i took a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood tuesday and wednesday, 35 mins today
Elayne: Wow, that's terrific, Tom!
Principalpoop: humor is part of recuperating, already everybody, be funny, now
chat: wow
catheterwood: part of my recuperation theray is not getting bored - hence the laptop
AugustusTweezer: Glad to hear, Doc
chat: ok, i got some funny pills here somewhre
catheterwood: therapy
Principalpoop: already up and around, good for you, now try fiber hehe
catheterwood: i have vicodins - though i'm down to taking one a day instead of the one every 5-6 hrs
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: super
catheterwood: believe me, one of the reasons i cut back on the vicodins is their tendency to back me up
Elayne: Okay Tom, you can try these to keep from getting bored: http://www.theawl.com/2011/08/how-facebook-works-in-real-english
Elayne: No sorry, that was yesterday's site. Here's today's: http://spikedmath.com/401.html
catheterwood: thanks e
catheterwood: the movie title rebus is brilliant - thanks for that!
Principalpoop: made my brain hurt
catheterwood: hey this week while laid up i finished some work on the firesign site - an update to the "albums" section
Principalpoop: too many years since I looked at a formula
Elayne: I dedicated it, today's Silly Site, to you on my blog. And plugged the chat, of course.
catheterwood: http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte
catheterwood: this will get you started in the cycle
catheterwood: briam's montage links go to this new php script
catheterwood: brian
catheterwood: the 'about us' and group member bio pages also follow the page format
chat: how long are you in recovery mode, doc?
Elayne: Wow, very spiffy indeed!
catheterwood: http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?member=all
catheterwood: and the 'latest releases' and other funway links are now re-done in this format...
catheterwood: http://firesigntheatre.com/media/index.php
catheterwood: if you all would not mind, please peruse these pages and the links therein - let me know if you find any problems'
Elayne: Ooh, I'm bookmarking that one!
catheterwood: send your feedback to doctec2 at gee-mail dot com (or something like it)
Elayne: I like the color scheme on "member-all"
Elayne: I like that you've centered it, browsers are so many different widths nowadays!
chat: i had physical this week and was pronounced in excellent health. then f and i had eye exams and i was also assured my eyes were the same as last year
Elayne: Type's a little small for me, but I'm so very, very old. You have to watch font size if you're doing any itelics or script fonts.
Elayne: Great news, Cat!
chat: so i can't pretend to be a deteriorating old man anymore
Elayne: I was just going to say, Cat. Glad you're living again and not dying.
Elayne: Of course, I die every night.
chat: thatr realy invigorates me el, i thought i was going down hill but that is not the case
Principalpoop: skydiving next or what cat?
Dexter Fong: The horizon is just going up
catheterwood: what is worse: going downhill or not moving at all?
chat: the tai chi i've been doing the last year seems to work. i just have to work on blooid sugar issues
Dexter Fong: Nothing happens until something moves
Principalpoop: smoking a lot of tai chi huh, cool
chat: like replacing white sugar pizza with whole wheat pizza, etc
catheterwood: well at least my blood pressure is a lot better since i cut back on the alcohol
chat: anyway, i'm really up about this
Elayne: Cat, if you want any advice re lowering blood sugar, I have plenty. First: cut out potatoes. Second: cut out fruit juice.
Principalpoop: have not seen tai sticks for years
Elayne: Those two changes alone should help lower it a lot.
chat: my doc told me that. i love both
Principalpoop: no sangria? lordy cease
catheterwood: the recuperation will be between 2 & 3 weeks. frankly with as much progress as i'm making, i feel like it will be more on the 2 side.
AugustusTweezer: Cool that you're into Tai Chi, cease
Elayne: I drink mostly water now, no more fruit juice, and my numbers are pretty good. 103 this evening.
chat: yeah i'm scouting out beverages that arent full of sugar. not easy but i can do it
AugustusTweezer: That's great, Doc
chat: last aug there was an item on the news about natrional tai chi month and ht eexercises looked easy
Elayne: Water, Cat. Seriously. Get flavoured water if you want, but water. You'll find you don't miss the juice most of the time.
Principalpoop: don't get rambunctious doc, let yourself heal
catheterwood: e: what do you think of the vitamin water zero drinks? i've become a big fan of them since i stopped drinking soda
chat: so i rented a dvd and have been doing the exercies since then.
Elayne: Same with potatoes. Substitute sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries.
catheterwood: they're not sweet enough for me, so i throw in a splenda packet
chat: our house has far too many stairs so i have to help my knees
Elayne: I tried Vitamin Water Zero a couple of times and it turned my pee a different color, so I tend to be biased against. :)
catheterwood: i suppose that's blasphemy - sue me
chat: i loathe sweet potates, el
AugustusTweezer: You're not taking classes, cease?
Principalpoop: try yams
Elayne: Well, check on other low-glycemic index veggies. Potatoes are a very high GI.
chat: the doc told me to avoid white bread. i said i havent eaten it since 1977. then he said dont eat hwite rice i havent since 86
catheterwood: the lemonade has a whitish color, your pee should not be altered
chat: then he said no sweets and i dont llike sweets
Elayne: Here's a few lists, Cat: http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-movie-titles-expressed-with-math-equations/
Elayne: Damn, that didn't work...
Elayne: Hang on
chat: yes he told me to avoid potatoes so i will. must find replacesment that tastes as good
Elayne: http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm - there.
AugustusTweezer: cease - sounds like that Mark Twain bit about the old lady who had no bad habits
Elayne: Tom, it was blue. :)
AugustusTweezer: "She was like a sinking ship with nothing to throw overboard"
llanwydd: not familiar with that story tween
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Sounds like you drank a home pregnancy test
Elayne: Sorry Cat, I keep forgetting it's "command-C" on this Mac to copy text, not "control-C" like I do on my PC at work.
chat: thanks el
AugustusTweezer: It's one Hal Holbrooke told in one of his concerts
catheterwood: you say cmd-c, and i say ctrl-c...
chat: potatoes a big part of my diet. i must change that
AugustusTweezer: Holbrooke did a wonderful job with Twain - Mark Twain Tonight it was called
Principalpoop: that happened to me with blue champagne 31 flavors ice cream, except it was not the pee that changed color
llanwydd: ah, yes holbrook played twain, I remember
chat: i'm experimenting with other starches
llanwydd: other famous people as well
catheterwood: ossman's done twain as well iirc
chat: tween, when i was a kid, i got an album of holbrooke as twain. loved it
chat: this was early 60s
llanwydd: I used cornstarch tonight. that's probably high-glycemic
Elayne: Must go, dealing with a delicate stomach this evening. Great to see you're up and about, Tom! Nice to hear you're healthy, Cat! Night all!
Principalpoop: night E
catheterwood: nite e
catheterwood: thanx for linx
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne
||||||||| At 10:15 PM, Elayne hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
chat: all the best to your stomache, el
llanwydd: Nite Elayne
AugustusTweezer: There are a bunch of clips on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_rTMNnxwSE
catheterwood: thanx for those tweez
llanwydd: this is Youtube, for You the viewer
catheterwood: lland: lol
catheterwood: for you the tuber
llanwydd: lol
llanwydd: I can't watch youtube with msntv. just a matter of time before I upgrade
catheterwood: our new cats have acclimated nicely
catheterwood: the white one in particular has been great to be around during my recovery
Principalpoop: 2011 already llan
chat: doc, i'm delighted to hear that. i love your cats. and everyone else's
llanwydd: a LONG time
catheterwood: she joined me on the bed this morning - plunked herself on my shoulder, purred like crazy as i nuzzled her
chat: cats are good at that
catheterwood: as i nuzzled her chest, she rested her paw on my hand
catheterwood: t was soooooo cool
Principalpoop: soon she will sticking her bottom in your face, enjoy the head part while you can
chat: your job can get along without you, doc?
Dexter Fong: afk fr
catheterwood: cat: they have no choice
llanwydd: well, I've got to be going. see you all next week
Principalpoop: purring is a calming sound, like a little organic motor running
catheterwood: they will have to get by without me if they want to keep me
Principalpoop: night llan
catheterwood: nite lland
chat: good for them
chat: by ll
catheterwood: i know for sure that on my return i'll be busy as ever
chat: the little dog we take care of ate a blade of grass that did her much harm
chat: so we had to take her to emergency on tues night
chat: thankfully saved her
catheterwood: oh dear - is the dog ok now?
Principalpoop: never heard of such a thing, what kind of grass?
chat: yes
chat: but we were scared, and her owner is in greece
chat: the usual
Principalpoop: ordinary lawn grass and hurt a dog? never heard of that before
chat: a lwan with uncut grass. she's a tiny dog and it got stuck in her throatr
Principalpoop: ahh ok,
chat: the clniic said it was common
chat: ah, new jay just got run
chat: yah, jays
Principalpoop: i could imagine, with some of the new tiny tiny dogs
chat: dog is smaller than my arm from elbow to hand
Dexter Fong: Hardly a dog at all
catheterwood: almost like a cat?
chat: my big dog icy's head is bigger than guest dog chanel
chat: muchg smaller than our catrs
Dexter Fong: I like em a bit bigger so I got me one of them Micro-St. Bernards
Principalpoop: they look like animated barbie dolls kinda sorta, strange
Dexter Fong: Got a teeny little shotglass around his neck
catheterwood: dex: i bet that comes in handy - not necessarily for the dog
Dexter Fong: He's very protective of it
Dexter Fong: Just lays there on top of it
catheterwood: you have to sneak up while he's asleep?
Principalpoop: they would barely be hor deurves in korea or china
chat: i walked a couple of miles yest and did something to my right leg that is very werid
Dexter Fong: Actually I think maybe he's dead..hasn't moved in a week or so
Principalpoop: no, just resting
chat: i think i disturbed a nerve
chat: from foot to ass, a line of pain
catheterwood: do you think the leg issue is a pinched neeve, or just a charley horse type thing?
Principalpoop: that will teach you not to exercise
Dexter Fong: I think I head the bleeding Choir Invisible
catheterwood: ah - asked and answered
chat: made last couple of days hard to walk, etc
catheterwood: would massage therapy help at all?
Principalpoop: ahh your scitica skitcata
chat: yes some nerve disfuntion
catheterwood: skataa?
Dexter Fong: Cat: That sounds like sciatica, inflamation of the sciatic nerve usually or often caused by spinal disc pressure
chat: i masage my leg constantly. took some tylenol too which seems to help
Principalpoop: put that foot behind the opposite ear
chat: dex, i jsut had my physical the day before this. bummer
Dexter Fong: Nothing good last forever cat =)
catheterwood: ...and leave it there until you achieve true enlightenment
Principalpoop: what kind of warranty did the doc give you?
chat: i was so happy with the result of the physical and eye exam
chat: suddenly i have sore right leg
AugustusTweezer: OK beginners, everyone get into the full lotus position...
Principalpoop: those nerve things are horrible, they come and go as they want
chat: we do have some fine analgesitcs in this part of the world
Dexter Fong: Cat: Is sitting uncomfortable and maybe even lying down?
Principalpoop: green tea is good for the long nerves
chat: my goals for the next year are to have lower blood sugar when i have exam next august, and between now and then, less PAIN
catheterwood is down with the less pain thing
chat: only standing hurts, dex. but enuf tylenol and not walking helps
Principalpoop: can you touch your toes? well hell stop doing that, ouch
catheterwood: lol
catheterwood: ok, the evening vicodin is kicking in - i have to drop off (literally and figuratively)
chat: our local medicine seems to be working
catheterwood: with any luck i'll see you all here next week
Principalpoop: glad it went well, keep healing you
Dexter Fong: Glad everything went well doc
chat: best doc
Dexter Fong: and best to Lili
catheterwood: thanks pp
catheterwood: will convey, dex
catheterwood: nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz........
||||||||| catheterwood says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, catheterwood exits at 10:36 PM.
Principalpoop: so, when is the road trip to roanoke fong?
Dexter Fong: The funding's been cut
Principalpoop: i don't think roanoke is on the way to anywhere
Principalpoop: economy bad up there too? rats
Dexter Fong: Isn't it The Gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains
Principalpoop: no, that is farther west
Principalpoop: kentucky
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: UUhhh poop, SMokeys also run through Va
Principalpoop: nooo, well maybe, but in the far south west, roanoke does not connect to that
chat: so much pain
AugustusTweezer: and Tennessee, right?
Principalpoop: 81 goes south to bristol tennesee
Dexter Fong: I believe so
AugustusTweezer: Sorry to hear, cease :(
Principalpoop: that is a famous painful nerve thing
chat: maybe dex knows about this. sciata or something?
Dexter Fong: Cat: I would recommend Aleve (Sodium Naproxim)
chat: ok dexc i can get that
Principalpoop: have a friend work his way up your spinal column with a ball peen hammer
chat: we have a drug store a km away
Principalpoop: you will know when he finds the spot
Dexter Fong: Cat: I have had sciatica three times of more than 30 years, the last time enough to make me see a doctor
chat: from foot to ass, must be long nerve thing
Dexter Fong: Maybe Doc can send you some of his vicodin
Dexter Fong: Very long
Principalpoop: it just seems like the whole leg, the connecting nerve is fooling you
chat: its just odd to be told i'm in great health, then in excruciating pain for days
Principalpoop: but yes, that nerve is long
chat: not that painful, dex
chat: i dorove down town today so my leg works
Dexter Fong: I hope that stays the case with you
Principalpoop: a friend of mine call it mouse hand or mouse arm or mouse leg
chat: after lotsa tylenol
Principalpoop: the nerves gone funny
Dexter Fong: or bee's knees
chat: after doc, i thought i'd likely live to be as long as you, dex
Principalpoop: i had the same thing from the middle of my shoulder blades down to my hand
chat: i look forward to many years of healthy stair climbing, art viewing
Dexter Fong: It's ok with me
Principalpoop: not painful pain, but ouch
Principalpoop: which leg cat, left or right?
chat: my daughter once asked me if i wanted to be young again.
chat: i said only because i was sronger and in less pain then, but all things consider, i'm happy to be old
chat: right
AugustusTweezer: A healthy body with the wisdom of years is preferrable, imho
Principalpoop: oops that leg is globners disease, the only cure is death
AugustusTweezer: but first, a little Chi Chi!
Dexter Fong: Who's death?
Principalpoop: you would rather be old? are you senile???
chat: my wife told me yesterday that every day brought her closer to deatrh and reunion with our dead daughter. i dont' think like that
AugustusTweezer: eh, sonny?
Principalpoop: get serious, I would take younger in a heartbeat
Principalpoop: pink floyd fan eh
AugustusTweezer: Only if I could take the experience of my years with me, P
Dexter Fong: you mean the lunatic is in the waiting room?
AugustusTweezer: I were quite ignorant ;)
AugustusTweezer: lol Dex
Principalpoop: just nod if you can hear me, you may feel a little prick
chat: do you understand what i just said?
Dexter Fong: Cat: YOu mean what your wife said and your reaction?
Principalpoop: sure, you asked if I understood what you said...
chat: yeah
Dexter Fong: Then the answer is yes
chat: it is not a situation that is shared.
Principalpoop: i would rather be foolish and young than wise and old. no doubts
chat: but having hung out here for 16 years, this chat is part of my continued existence
AugustusTweezer: You can keep your prick to yourself, P
Dexter Fong: poop: Well there's still time for foolish-old
AugustusTweezer: It's a cool chat :)
chat: in wasa here on day 1, i will be here for many more
AugustusTweezer: Glad I discovered it
Principalpoop: i am living proof of that, no fool like an old fool
AugustusTweezer: Long Live FST
chat: yes tween, they have lived long and will live longer
chat: i wonder whre merl is?
AugustusTweezer: Of course, Richard Pryor's comment was, "There ain;t no such thing as an old fool. You don;t get old by bein' no fool..."
chat: hey portland connect4d dex, the firesing are playinhg portland in dec
Principalpoop: good observation that tween
chat: good one, tween
Dexter Fong: That's very good
AugustusTweezer: There are times I wish I lived on te Left Coast, and they're usually when FST announces they'll be playing
chat: i was gonna go, but cant afford it
AugustusTweezer: heard that as well :/
Dexter Fong: their touring has become more frequent than a decade or so back, but they barely leave the north west coast
Principalpoop: it is only money, hah
AugustusTweezer: Things are tight, and I daresay going to get tighter
Principalpoop: well, having the physical, at least you know you did not something walking, it is not a stroke or something
chat: financial reasons
Principalpoop: oops you did something while walking
chat: i've been talking to david ossman since elayne and her then hsuband and i drove to visit him in 95. he was scuffling then and nothing has changed
chat: +that is an embarrassment to the universe. that someone as wondours as dave and the guys never made a sustainalbe income from their genius
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
AugustusTweezer: I haven't owned a car in years, and frankliy I attribute my good legs and back to all the hiking around town and carrying a heavy backpack grocery shopping
chat: you live according to your means, tween
chat: my famliy lived wihtout a car for decades
AugustusTweezer: Yeah, it's a shame FST hasn't received the commensurate monetary recognition for all the great work they've done
Dexter Fong: Cause you father sold em all?
AugustusTweezer: hehe
Principalpoop: i was thinking the same fong
Dexter Fong: You bought one off him too?
Principalpoop: cat spoil sports motors
chat: not myt parents, my wife, daughter and sefl
Dexter Fong: Under the sign of the Big star-studded sneexe-proof vents
Principalpoop: it is karma, karma jones in charge of reimbursements at the finance center
chat: we bought our first car when we were 37
chat: didnt need one in japan
Dexter Fong: as played by Dorothy danderidge
Principalpoop: from our fully carpeted air conditioned factory
Dexter Fong: right nest to the giant fully air-conditioned carpet factory
Principalpoop: in billsville billsville, the land that nature forgot
chat: nature is not in the remembering business
Principalpoop: I thought dna never forgets
Principalpoop: someones in the kitchen with dna, someones in the kitchen I knooooow
Dexter Fong: strummin' on the old chromoso
Principalpoop: song lyrics, i must be getting tired
chat: fuck
Dexter Fong: You're so sleepy, you haven't slept a week
Principalpoop: and singing r r rna rna a a a a
Principalpoop: and worship sir walter raleigh he was such a super get
chat: how are things in virginia, poop?
chat: raleigh's old turf
Principalpoop: we are slipping backwards, in some parts, forward in others
Dexter Fong: sounds like you're coming apart
chat: i wonder whatr happened to our virginia friens jimmy lee and bambi?
Principalpoop: curiously, some of the republican women here don't buy into the submissive woman conservative view
Dexter Fong: yes, clems sound tracks were a significant addition to the evening
chat: i am greatly enjoying my suddenly revealed health
Principalpoop: i do miss them, but know they are busy
Dexter Fong: How many tylenol did you take
chat: todfay, 4
chat: 2 around 8 this morn, 2 more around 2 when i got home from ibrary
Dexter Fong: BTW, Cat; ate in todd Englishes new restaurant wed night before theater
chat: shouod 8i know who that is?
Principalpoop: the GOP congressman from pennsylvania English?
Dexter Fong: Todd English restraunteur and chef
Principalpoop: how was it?
chat: dont know the name
chat: n huff po today, it said kyoto the best food city in the world.
chat: not for me
Principalpoop: if you like radioactive cooked food
AugustusTweezer: Yeah, I remember your saying you were disappointed
chat: san sebastian #2. i will go there, inshallah
Dexter Fong: well anyway, a lovely place not real noisy, excellent service, and martini; and very nice food at a moderato price
Principalpoop: cool
chat: vegas has allowed me to enter different universes.
Dexter Fong: Be sure to see the flamingo
AugustusTweezer: Well, that a whole different issue. I feel for all those who suffered the earthquake and tsunami. The radioactivity release was just icing on the shit cake :/
Dexter Fong: They're cleaning it you know
AugustusTweezer: The Flamingo is being razed, isn;t it?
Principalpoop: it is showing up in the rice and blowing leaves and it is horrible :(
AugustusTweezer: damn
chat: when i stayed at the imp palace, the flamingo was next door., i admire the birds,but not the somewhat sleezy hotel
chat: compared to caesar's accfross the street, the flamingo is painful
Dexter Fong: Yah goota admire a sleezy hotel, it is what it is and just don't care
Principalpoop: kitsch
chat: i lvoed paying $25 a night
Dexter Fong: Cat: was the Aria open when you were there and di you visit it?
chat: yes
Dexter Fong: what's it like compared to say the Belagio or Wynn's joint
Principalpoop: losing me, i will check out, super week all, all be healthy
chat: i will return in feb. i enjoyed the excaliber in terms of location so may return there
||||||||| "11:21 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the garden.
chat: by poop. keep on pooping
Dexter Fong: Night poop and visit those Smokey Mnts
Dexter Fong: Yeah location is big there, it looks like they're all close to each other along the strip but they're farther apart than they look
chat: but being far away is good for me. it gives me an appetitte to walk 2 miles for a meal
Dexter Fong: well it's car! git mobin' time
chat: from excalib er to wynn is about 2 miles, eh?
chat: by dex. hope to see you here in my life time
Dexter Fong: Hope your leg recovers soonest cat andbe well Tweeny
Dexter Fong: Night folks
chat: by then
||||||||| chat leaves to catch the 11:24 PM train to Funfun Town.
AugustusTweezer: Best to all the FST and their fans. Good health and good times...
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| AugustusTweezer - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| 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."

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