A Firesign Chat
09/22/2011




Archive

||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for September 22, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 2:26 PM, dragging Wonder Widget by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this web surfer?"
Wonder Widget :
||||||||| Wonder Widget says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Wonder Widget exits at 2:27 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, September 22, 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?"
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and intones "Presenting 'Dexter Fong', just granted probation at 9:01 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| "9:01 PM? 9:01 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits at the bar.
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat
cease: new widget?
cease: hi dex
Dexter Fong: Nah..same old crap
cease: how are things in nyc?
Dexter Fong: Ate at a new restaurant last wwekend, one of Jean-Georges Vongerrrichten's joint. Had absolutely the most exquisite Calameri I've ever had
cease: i love his vancouver place
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Principalpoop close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:05 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the anteroom.
cease: he has a steakhouse at the bellagio that doesnt interest me, i think also some other place
Principalpoop: oh oh ophelia
cease: hi poop
Dexter Fong: Very lightly sauted in a tempura manner. It was so tender and sweet that I ate about half with out the remarkable yuzu-sesame dip
Dexter Fong: Hey poop
cease: yes dip is key in japanese food
cease: or food in general
Principalpoop: fancy name, still just squid, ewwwww
cease: i love squid, poop
Principalpoop: ewww
Principalpoop: people in europe love eating eels too, ewwww
cease: i dont care for eels
Principalpoop: i have no palate, ignore me
Dexter Fong: That's okay Poop, stick to McDonalds
cease: octopus is great too
Principalpoop: thanks, more big macs for me hehe
Principalpoop: octopus, ewwww
Principalpoop: i do love oysters, and clams and those other things
cease: i cant eatr oysters at all
Principalpoop: see them in sphaghetti sometimes, black shell, oh heck
Principalpoop: useless brain
Dexter Fong: Poop: I guaratee you'd like the calamari I had
Dexter Fong: mussles
Principalpoop: lots of folks don't like oysters, i like them raw
Principalpoop: yes, mussels thanks
Dexter Fong: Me too
Dexter Fong: and fried
cease: yay. jays just tied game
Principalpoop: if not too much stuff on them fried, can't tell what it is
Principalpoop: what did he do with calamari, i like butter and garlic, maybe a little herb, I could eat cardboard
cease: dont eat mussels either
cease: theres stuff i eat, and stuff i dont
Principalpoop: clams ok?
Dexter Fong: Poop: Last spring in Key West, ate at a place serving raw oysters for 50cnts apiece
cease: yes i love clams
Principalpoop: i worked at an oyster shed, straight off the boat all I could eat, i had plenty
cease: clammy spaghetti is one of my faves
Dexter Fong: Had 2 dozen raw then big plate of fried oysters
Principalpoop: now just a few good ones, don't need 5 dozen
cease: lobster a fave though rarely eat it. love a variety of fish
Dexter Fong: Sounds beautiful poop
Principalpoop: lobster is ahhhhhhh
cease: scallops, crab high on my list of faves
Principalpoop: scallops, that is the other one, not bad
Principalpoop: crabs good, with bay seasoning, don't like experimenting with them
cease: dex and i ate at seafood heaven called le bernardin in manhattan.
Dexter Fong: Godamighty I'm hungry
cease: my scallops in coconut soup with lime zest was astonishing
Principalpoop: here take it, watch out, still hot
Principalpoop: they had hungry man tv dinners on sale, freezer is full hehe, sorry for your stomach indigestion
cease: i am thinking more and more seriously about converting all this food bloggery into a book, as elayne suggested to me here
Principalpoop: cook books sell
cease: a freind i didnt know wrote anything came by and gave me his published book of poetry
cease: adbusters was on colbert last night.
cease: i have no excusre for not having a book
Principalpoop: i watched stewart, have not seen yesterdays colbert yet, no spoilers please
cease: yeah, i'll have some of my favourite recipes. think cheese
Principalpoop: stewart went after him like I went after tween, so what are the job creators waiting for??? lol
Dexter Fong: What kind of cheese
Dexter Fong: Cow, goat, sheep, ?
Dexter Fong: Yak?
cease: diferent cheeses for dif rrecipes
Principalpoop: why? all you need is velveeta lol
Dexter Fong: Squeeze the weeze, have some cheese
Dexter Fong: Pleeze
cease: i'd go with a decent dutch medium gouda for my halibut and my chicken recipes
Principalpoop: gouda is gud
cease: a cream havarty for my stuffed peppers
Principalpoop: i need to change my harvarti brands, this one is too salty
cease: you probably have better options than we do since our danish cheese store closed
Dexter Fong: Asiago goes well with many things
cease: i love having a wide variety of different cheeses
Principalpoop: never had asiago is it like europego?
cease: some very good ones are coming in now from vancouver island
Principalpoop: ahh, i figured out why the dog wants when I come to chat
Dexter Fong: Poop: Asiago is a South American cheese very similar to Parmegiano and about half the price of say, Grana PADANA
Principalpoop: i talk outloud to the screen, he thinks I am talking to him lool
cease: a strong cheese, poop.
Principalpoop: brb
Principalpoop: I will try it fong
Dexter Fong: Wlaking my dog named cat
Dexter Fong: oops
cease: flooding here in north van today, looking at tv news
Dexter Fong: Cat: My main entree was Rabbit. Sledom see it offered
cease: it would not be something i'd order
cease: briefly had rabbit as pet
Dexter Fong: Hey, it's a big world, taste it! =)
cease: taste the world?
cease: way too much terroir
Dexter Fong: Sure
Dexter Fong: How was your dinner last week Cat?
cease: when i was absent from chat, 2 weeks ago?
cease: that was when fumiyo and visiting relatives and freindsd went to a 30 year old japanese place
Dexter Fong: Was it 2 weeks ago? Jeeze, now that I'm retired one week is pretty much like another
cease: i wanted to try their tuna tempura. it was ok
cease: lol
Dexter Fong: Yeah
Dexter Fong: una
Dexter Fong: Tepura
Dexter Fong: Tuna Tempura
Dexter Fong: was what I was trying to type
cease: i reviewed it on my blog. there's footage of the tempura and the folks
Dexter Fong: I'll czech it out
cease: i'm being rather rude to fumiy trying to film steph's tempura
||||||||| Catherwood enters with llanwydd close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:30 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the vestibule.
llanwydd: good evening
cease: you get 4 restaurant reviews in one
cease: hi ll
Dexter Fong: hat welshman, is that a leek in your hat or are you just incontinent
Dexter Fong: =)
llanwydd: so, is anybody here or is it just us?
cease: nobody
Dexter Fong: I'm having page refreshment problems, anyone else?
llanwydd: me too
Dexter Fong: Cat?
cease: i can imagfine coming here some night and finding no one here at all
Principalpoop: back and hail llan
Dexter Fong: There's always Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood snubs Dexter Fong
Dexter Fong: see
Principalpoop: we are not enough? llan the snob
cease: not necessarily
Dexter Fong: He ain't good company, but he's company
Principalpoop: i am like a sore tooth or toe, miss me when I am gone
Dexter Fong: I think that lack of attendance is due to Nino's continuing lack of operation
Dexter Fong: People wanna know where they're at
llanwydd: yeah, probably everybody's here but you can't see them
Principalpoop: it is still warm out, wait for the cold, people stay in and need comforting
llanwydd: some of my friends in vermont are already getting cold
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, please give everyon a comforter
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyon a comforter.
llanwydd: still hot and rainy down here
Principalpoop: warming up again in roanoke
Principalpoop: that is not rain, that is disney liquid sunshine
Dexter Fong hums, autumn in New York, it's the season for pork
llanwydd: how is the foliage in the blue ridge mts, prin?
Principalpoop: the price of bacon is going through the roof, what is going on?
Principalpoop: just a few early early yellow leaves, not changing yet
Dexter Fong: Poop: Yes, I have noticed that...getting high enough I can almost justify going to Itralian butcher for Pancetta
Principalpoop: not even close to a frost yet
Principalpoop: i was thinking the same, for those prices, oh my
Dexter Fong: Gonna have to czech out bacon prices at costco
Principalpoop: i got some of the stuff on sale, I had forgotten how much cheap bacon can shrink
llanwydd: don't know if I've ever seen a costco
Dexter Fong: 99.9% FAT FOR YOUR TASTING ENJOYMENT
Dexter Fong: llan: In fla, they have Sams Club
Principalpoop: i almost wrote that
llanwydd: I know, dex. Sam's Club is members only. I've thought about joining
Principalpoop: wasn't sure if they still had them or not, it has been almost 15 years
Dexter Fong: "99.95 FAT' /
cease: it
Principalpoop: study before the entrance exam, clean up you credit score, get references ready
Dexter Fong: meant to type 99.9% Fat?
cease: it's a club. they club you
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Elayne into the room, accepts a jar of pennies as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:43 PM, then departs.
Dexter Fong: Like a baby seal
Dexter Fong: Hey Elayne
Elayne: Evenin' all, and happy autumn! Where's Captain Equinox?
Principalpoop: like getting a food lion or kroger card, you joined them
Principalpoop: hi E
Dexter Fong: and put you on ice
Principalpoop: he fell in the fall
llanwydd: well, it used to be called Sam's Truncheon but the pr people...
cease: well, it's el
Dexter Fong: Have Luncheon at the Truncheon, we won't maim you
Principalpoop: WELL< HOW IS YOUR BP TONIGHT????????
llanwydd: lol
Dexter Fong: Batting Practice?
Elayne: I've been bad, PrinPoop, didn't do my blood numbers tonight. Will do tomorrow.
Principalpoop: blood pressure, just kidding, come on now
Elayne: Certain substances can affect the readings, so I can't do it at the moment.
Principalpoop: oki doki
cease: lol, el
Principalpoop: whining about the cost of bacon
Dexter Fong: Oki Doki, this miraculous herb from a third world
Elayne: So, anyone have a Silly Site for me this evening? I'm kinda lazy.
Elayne: Third World Herb. I think I met him once. Herb was his Anglicized name.
llanwydd: what's wrong with this one?
Dexter Fong: 42nd and First Avenue, E
Elayne: That's not just silly, Dex, that's bloomin' ridiculous.
Elayne: Traffic's been snarled at a standstill, and passengers are snarling as well.
Principalpoop: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.humor.best-of-usenet/browse_thread/thread/1592089a9a49e786#
Dexter Fong: It's not bloomin', it's bleedin'
Principalpoop: the old classic humor best of usenet E
Elayne: The Iranian President is staying at the Only Nice Hotel in Town that will admit him, on the same block as my office building.
cease: i hope robin is being prodeuctive
llanwydd: ahmadinejad? or is it somebody else now?
Elayne: PrinPoop, you send me to an old Usenet post? USENET? Good lord, does that bring back some scary memories. :) Try again!
Elayne: Cat, we're busy planning for the NY Comic Con. They've actually started running ads for it on the teevee!
Principalpoop: i was going to have robin translate for me, but nevermind
Dexter Fong: E: Apparently he said some things...well...a lotta things that upset the general assembly and 30 countries walked out....Ha! THat'l teach him
cease: not on the wireless?
Elayne: Remember I used to live in Apt. Third Eye? Well, our booth number is I 3.
Elayne: Tough crowd, Dex.
cease: i just read arrticle in huffpo from montreal comicon and wondered if you were involved with thqt
Elayne: Wait till he hits the Laugh Factory.
Elayne: No Cat, I haven't been to Montreal in ages, and never for a comic book con.
Elayne: Robin and I don't travel to cons, the way I used to with Steve. For Robin it's work, and the layout of $$ isn't worth the return on investment.
Principalpoop: armyinajad is still there yes llan
llanwydd: well, I can understand him upsetting the general assembly
Dexter Fong: Army Dinner Jacket, one: color, khaki
cease: robin should be guest of honor, not paying guest
Dexter Fong: brb afk fr
Principalpoop: fong looking for his nehru jacket
Elayne: Cat, he's a B-lister, he'll never be a guest of honor anywhere.
cease: from yhour blog it sounds nice in nyc now, el
Elayne: We're one degree removed from the A-listers, but just because we know them doesn't me we ARE them.
Elayne: Oh Cat, I love autumn. Wait till the foliage photos start next month!
cease: i was outside a couple of days ago and i was just happy because of the weather
cease: nice tang in the air
cease: sunny but cool, just great
llanwydd: here in fl I'm going to miss the autumn. I hope its the last one I miss
cease: happiness from weather is quite rare for me
Dexter Fong: I found it! My old Nehru jacket, and the big "Mr. T" phony gold medallion
Principalpoop: you have an autumn, a few days in the middle of winter if you are lucky
cease: i get more pleasure from the toronto blue jays winning a game
Principalpoop: you are 'with it' now fong
cease: its cold and wet here, as usual
llanwydd: well, prin, we don't have maple trees or oak. just palm and live oak and they just turn brown
Dexter Fong: llan: What about the jacaranda?
llanwydd: I don't remember what that is, dex
Principalpoop: all the touristas in their colorful autumn foliage hehe
Dexter Fong: wearing identical white belts
llanwydd: of course the blue agave is colorful. it turns gold
Elayne: White belts after Labor Day?
Principalpoop: black socks and sandals
Dexter Fong: In fla?
llanwydd: sea grapes too. they didn't really come in this year because of the severe cold last winter
cease: sounds like a john sayles flick
Dexter Fong: Proper attire for "The shootout at the early Bird Special" or the 5:30 to Boca
cease: just saw silver city and honeydripper
cease: his black sox flcik far better
Principalpoop: sounds like pron cat
Dexter Fong: YOU GOIN" TO STRIP clubs Cat?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: no its a john sayles flick about the birtrh of rock n roll, check it out, dex
cease: i thought you knew john sayles flicks
Dexter Fong: Some maybe
Dexter Fong: m
Dexter Fong: dunno Silver or "Honeydripper"
Principalpoop: how early the birth? you get too far before cream and you lose me
cease: sayles has made as lot of flicks. Brother from anotrher planet is my fave
cease: 8 men out also excellent, which is where te black sox ref diverted this thread
Dexter Fong: Sorry Poop: If you don't know Bill haley and the Comets
Dexter Fong: I didn't feel diverted
Principalpoop: they are silly, wake up little suzie, the shirrelles
Principalpoop: yah it is rock and roll, but not yet, really
llanwydd: I always thought bill haley looked like william shatner
Dexter Fong: Damn it Jim !
cease: we were talking about this here recently. i remember dex introducing me to the term jump jazz
Dexter Fong: or Poop: Buddy Holly
cease: honeydripper is set in harmony, alabama in 1950. fictional story, i assume
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:04 PM, dragging Bunnyboy by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
Principalpoop: my dad liked swing, and my mom liked the next group, cool jazz maybe
||||||||| doctecazoid sashays in at 10:04 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: yodel
cease: mayber bunny will know. he knows everything about this kid of thing
Dexter Fong: Yes Cat, Louie Jordan
cease: wow. the tech doc
Bunnyboy: Hey! doc and bun, in tandem!
doctecazoid: pardon me, is this the champs ellie say?
Principalpoop: hi dock
Bunnyboy: So you say!
cease: is that the real gtuy, dex?
Bunnyboy: Ah! Canadian!
doctecazoid: i think i took a wrong turn as pismo beach
Dexter Fong: Hey Doc
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
Bunnyboy: What a way to run a railroad!
Principalpoop: a bus arrived
Principalpoop: sur le pont d'avignon
doctecazoid: soccer blue
doctecazoid: feedback please - work in progress - http://firesigntheatre.com/fs_newhome.php
Elayne: Oh look, I'm fading...
Dexter Fong: at: Yes, Louie Jordan, alto saxophonist had a small group quintet and they play what should be termed Jump Jazz, and was often referred to as Race Music back in the day
Elayne: Oh, hi Tom!
cease: thatr would be in the uk section
Elayne: Would you be upset if I said I liked the old one a bit better?
doctecazoid: there is a push from above to get the home page looking cleaner and easier to navigate than the cork board that's there now
doctecazoid: not at all e
Principalpoop: i clicked a whole bunch of things doc, and everything working fine I tried, cool
doctecazoid: i'm just trying to keep my customers satisfied
cease: re the new firesite, it looks cleaner and more user friendly
Dexter Fong: Looks ok to me Doc
doctecazoid: it's work in progress, not the final version but the direction is there
doctecazoid: btw keep hitting reload and note the change to the tag line above the logo, the logo font, and the background color
Elayne: Okay, here's my Silly Site: http://penflakes.com/flakepad/
doctecazoid: quite a nice page there e
Elayne: Tom, how's the sitting going?
Principalpoop: good one E
doctecazoid: e: i'm on the couch now, laptop in lap ... discomfort decreases with each passing day
Dexter Fong: Yeah, Doc, can you stand sitting now?
cease: good direction to go
doctecazoid: it'll take some time before i'm 100%, but i'm heading in the right direction
Principalpoop: cool taglines font and background change subtle, which is ok
Bunnyboy: doc: I would recommend ditching the hotlink to Adobe. If the end user doesn't have Flash, they'll generally be prompted to download it, anyway.
doctecazoid: the tag line file has 72 tag lines in it - so far
Elayne: Very good news indeed, Tom.
Principalpoop: horsey time soon, goody
doctecazoid: bb: good point thanks
Elayne: I think I'm going to fade out of here, folks. Vacay next week (okay, half of next week), so I'll see you from... well, from here, actually, I'm not going anywhere on vacation...
Dexter Fong: Tag! You're it! No touchbacks
||||||||| "10:16 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Elayne, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
Principalpoop: have fun relaxing
Bunnyboy: "Oh, so this is the Flash FST site I've heard about for generations. Whu...?!? Ad-O-beeeee?!?!?"
||||||||| Catherwood ushers H Stones in through the front door at 10:16 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
cease: by el
Bunnyboy: hiya Hemmie!
Principalpoop: finally the return of his highness
cease: hi hemy
Dexter Fong: i there Stones, good to see you
H Stones: lol
doctecazoid: bb: i guess it's time. when brian did the flash stuff for the site, flash was not as widely adopted as it is now
H Stones: nice to see you, to see you nice!
Principalpoop: how nice of you say that
doctecazoid: so he was good about doing up both flash and non flash pages
Dexter Fong: What??????
doctecazoid: but, what about the ipad users? we'd need to accommodate them as well
Dexter Fong: and what about the crashpad users?
Principalpoop: and my cellphone app for it
doctecazoid: i'll need to see if there's some javascript or other code that can detect if flash is installed and display the approproate content accordingly
H Stones: but what about those who still use a piece of slate and a stick of chalk
Bunnyboy: So, are we finally gonna see Young Guy in 1080p?
Dexter Fong: Or a hammer, chisel, and rock?
doctecazoid: there should probably be a mobile version of the site too - thinking about that, and the work involved to make that happen, makes my head hurt
H Stones: those were the days
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Not to be torturing me!
doctecazoid: if they're using a slate, they can go to slate.com for the chalk
Principalpoop: how do I sign up for the snail mail catalog mailing list?
H Stones: by telephone i guess as a compromise
doctecazoid: mail us a snail
Bunnyboy: iNY MUSH?
Dexter Fong: Chalk or cheese?
Principalpoop: that toddling town
H Stones: brb
doctecazoid: chuck e.'s in cheese
||||||||| H Stones leaves at 10:21 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..."
Bunnyboy: But real nickels. No slugs!
Principalpoop: really stones? you just got here
Bunnyboy: The ole shell game...
||||||||| H Stones steals in around 10:22 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
Dexter Fong: By Rickie Lee Jarlsberg
cease: stones?
Principalpoop: wb stones
H Stones: ty
H Stones: just revving up a new computer
Principalpoop: warms my cockles
Principalpoop: ahh congrats
Bunnyboy: Poop: Throw a towel over it!
Principalpoop: i will do some pushups later
Dexter Fong: Here take mine, it's monogrammed
H Stones: its faster than my old xp but some of my precious audio software will not work with it of course
Principalpoop: gram negative or gram positive mono?
Bunnyboy: Speaking of moderately sized packages (wotta segue!), I got the first of a Fall 3 today.
Principalpoop: ouch stones
Dexter Fong: I'm positive though gram count on that mono is right
llanwydd: ejhtgyfiu
Dexter Fong: you bet poiuqwerty
H Stones: some of the programs are no longer extant and others were not exactly legal, if you get my drift
Bunnyboy: Complete series sets of HERMAN AND KATNIP and the Darren McGavin MIKE HAMMER series...es.
Principalpoop: llan was stereo or quad, never mono
Principalpoop: http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/mike_hammer.htm i bet that is not half bad
Dexter Fong: I'm Binormal
llanwydd: "...it's just like a holiday...diddle didde dee..."
llanwydd: that might have slipped forever from my memory if you hadn't mentioned that last week, bb
Principalpoop: feel like a sunday on a saturday afternoon?
Dexter Fong: bummer
Principalpoop: some of the newer programs must do what you want them to do stones
Principalpoop: have to go fishing though
Principalpoop: this is a place to ask, these guys know everything
Dexter Fong: Who you callin' these?
Principalpoop: youse, thats whose
Bunnyboy: They've been showing the MIKE HAMMER series on Retro TV...as well as POLICE STORY, and both flavors of NAKED CITY.
Dexter Fong: I ain't these, i'se dems
Dexter Fong: oops, getting political?
Principalpoop: dems guys? can that be right?
Bunnyboy: POLICE STORY - SEASON ONE popped out from SHOUT!, a few weeks back.
Dexter Fong: Shout, the Folkie-Hootennanny group?
Principalpoop: darren mcGavin as the vampire reporter, years ahead of his time
Bunnyboy: NAKED CITY (some of the hourlong eps) were last out on disc through Image. Out of print now, unfortunately.
doctecazoid: the night stalker?
Principalpoop: right
Bunnyboy: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER!
Bunnyboy: Inspiration for THE X-FILES.
doctecazoid: hah
Dexter Fong: In that undergroup city in...was it SEATT:E OR PORTLAND?
Bunnyboy: There's a KOLCHAK COMPENDIUM book, going to press 10/4.
Principalpoop: i was scared of seattle for years from that
Bunnyboy: Seattle.
Bunnyboy: That was the second TV movie, THE NIGHT STRANGLER.
Dexter Fong: You'd think with all the rain, that underground city would be under water
doctecazoid: and then he played an accountant in THE NIGHT STICKLER
Bunnyboy: From what I've heard, the scariest thing about the underground tour is the possibilty of aspirating dust.
Principalpoop: the boat captain from the sand pebbles got raped down there too
Dexter Fong: Don't forget that remarkable acting in The French Tickler
doctecazoid: and a procrastinator in THE NIGHT STRAGGLER
Dexter Fong: Poop: Steve McQueen was raped in Seattle?
Principalpoop: and golden fantasies fulfilled in THE NIGHT SPRINKLER
Bunnyboy: All the KOLCHAK material (2 movies on a flipper disc, whole series set in another collection) are in print.
Dexter Fong: lol poop
Principalpoop: steve was not the captain, I forget his name, super actor
Dexter Fong: And Happy Endings to all
Bunnyboy: Did I stumble upon The Usual Gang of Idiots?
Dexter Fong: UGI? CouldB
Principalpoop: Here!
Dexter Fong: Where?
Principalpoop: I thought he was taking roll
Bunnyboy: Quick! Somebody make up a song, to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"!
Dexter Fong: He was ona roll till you stopped him
doctecazoid: i like to think of us as the unusual gang of idiots
Bunnyboy: Taking roll, and 2 pieces of chicken!
Principalpoop: that already has words, make them up to the washington post march
Bunnyboy: And not paying!
Dexter Fong: The League of Unusual Idiot Gentlemen
Principalpoop: the washington post is a fun newspaper to read, dedoo dedoo dedoo
Bunnyboy: That's right! The Non-Conformists Society!
cease: i thought it was the battle hymen of the republic
Bunnyboy: Now, let's not split heiresses.
Principalpoop: But how can we know for sure?
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Did you get the dress code memo for the next meeting of N-ConS?
Principalpoop: re-battle hymen of the re-pubic
Bunnyboy: Nobody told me. Loyalists!
Principalpoop: Tory, What is tory spelling doing nowadays?
Dexter Fong: Loyalists? That mean clothing optional again
Dexter Fong: It doesn't improve by the year
Principalpoop: ask Dr. Memory stones, while you try to get your new pc working
Dexter Fong: Poop: You mean "How can I get a job"?
Principalpoop: where were we, ahh kolchek hahahaha
Principalpoop: that and what do to do about all the bees
Principalpoop: and cockaroaches
H Stones: i need to hold with 7 because of the big email demand my Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club generate
Dexter Fong: Poop: Does coldplay, when they first get to a venue have to do a cold czech?
Principalpoop: sure, same as phish has to do a cold fish
Dexter Fong: Stones: Holding with seven unless you're playing Baccarat is not advised
Principalpoop: i don't know nothing about having no 7
Dexter Fong: Poop: Perhaps Stones means the 7 senses
Principalpoop: you cannot open with only a pair of 7s
H Stones: i have som Burt Bacharack which i play but cannot spell
Dexter Fong: Sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and humor
Principalpoop: whats new pussycat? whoaaa whoooaaa
Dexter Fong: You'll notice there are only six mentioned, that's the humor
Principalpoop: that is only 6
Principalpoop: ahh, you got me
Dexter Fong: what's the safety word, Poop?
Principalpoop: here is one, 3 types of people in the world, the folks who get it and the folks who don't...
Dexter Fong: and the folks who care about such things
Principalpoop: i forgot my safety word, I am f***ked
Dexter Fong: Not so fast big boy
cease: how is work, doc?
Principalpoop: i did not mean that literally, it was a metaphor
Dexter Fong: How long yah doin' and what are yah in for
Bunnyboy: It must be food, I say. Laters!
Principalpoop: walk the beach llan, the best thing about florida, get wisdom from the ocean
Principalpoop: bon ap monsieur lapin
H Stones: Honey sends regards but her PC was attacked by a system 32 trojan so shes offline till her friendly local geek returns
Principalpoop: lapingarcon
cease: if fumiyo and i onlyl f***ked, we would never have had a child
Principalpoop: poor honey, wish her our best
Dexter Fong: Glad I didn't mention eating rabbit in front...or even behind Bunny
H Stones: i will do that PP
doctecazoid: work is hectic, as usual
doctecazoid: but steady hectic, not chinese firedrill hectic
Dexter Fong: Wow! Stones, I didn't know that they made Trojans in a size 32
H Stones: it is here too Doc but now we are winning our long standing campaign
||||||||| At 10:52 PM, Bunnyboy dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
H Stones: She is a big girl Dexter
doctecazoid: that's good to hear, stones
Principalpoop: congrats stones
Principalpoop: not touching that one fong
doctecazoid: you're not touching that one fong? how about that other fong?
cease: did buinny hop away?
H Stones: one good fong deserves another
Principalpoop: as long as he is not a size 32
H Stones: Whistles a selection from Fong of Norway
cease: wow, my jyas jhus won with walk off home run
Principalpoop: he went to eat cat, be understanding
Dexter Fong: I gotta move my car, Mryna has a space, hope to see anyone on my return
doctecazoid: run dex!
cease: sorry poop, i dont want to be mean
Principalpoop: i am taking the bus, need a snack, something fishy or shellfishy
cease: i am vry happy
||||||||| It's 10:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: i just meant because you like food too, ohh you got me
Principalpoop: ciaoooo
||||||||| "10:55 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
cease: i hope you all are happy
doctecazoid: he's not mean to bambi...
doctecazoid: daily show starting shortly, i must depart...
doctecazoid: y'all have a great evening, i'll try to make it here next week
doctecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........
||||||||| doctecazoid leaves to catch the 10:57 PM train to Elmertown.
H Stones: me too Doc, i have to give Honey a call
H Stones: nighty night all, stay well
cease: wow, we're dropping like cat shaped flies
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies LiberTweenian inside, makes a note of the time (10:58 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
LiberTweenian: Hello
H Stones: Yo Tweenster
LiberTweenian: and I'm obviously a little late to the party
H Stones: a party cannot begin untill you arrive Tweenster
LiberTweenian: Was watching the Republican debates
cease: hey tweeen
LiberTweenian: lol
LiberTweenian: so, how are you Stones?
LiberTweenian: cease
LiberTweenian: and you, cease
H Stones: fine ty apart from the Arthritis
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
H Stones: getting a lot of mail from Austin at the moment
H Stones: they are putting up a good fight against water fluoridation and are to be congratulated
LiberTweenian: sorry to hear about the joints
LiberTweenian: Yes, one suburb has already banned it from their water supply
LiberTweenian: It's a very big point of contention
H Stones: reminds me of the old song which goes, "Now that I've found Jesus, i dont smoke dope no more (dont smoke it no less neither
LiberTweenian: I hope the people fighting it are successful
LiberTweenian: hehe
cease: good line, stones
LiberTweenian: Sounds like Willie
H Stones: could be but actually a band called Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoyas
LiberTweenian: Alex Jones thinks its not only poison (fluoride), but also being used as a drug
H Stones: from Manchester, my home town and friends of mine, they pinched a lot of Firesigns jokes of course
LiberTweenian: Great band name
cease: i have several albums by them, stones
cease: loved the firesign refs
H Stones: Tween, do you use Skype at all ?
LiberTweenian: Haven't in quite a while
cease: knew noting about them until what you just told me, stones
H Stones: trouble with arthritis, is that the fingers get painful and typing is difficult especially when you can make unlimited free skype calls
LiberTweenian: the microconnector on my mic won't work with my Linux box
LiberTweenian: Yeah, I can see how that would be a real bear
cease: my good lamp died so i cant see very well here at all
H Stones: our governments keep us all in the dark nowadays
LiberTweenian: Typing in the dark can also be interesting
LiberTweenian: How true, Stones
H Stones: fortunately i am a touch typist so darkness is not too much of a headache
LiberTweenian: Wish I was
H Stones: if you throw me your phone number i will give you a quick call Tween
cease: wee are we
cease: appropriate for a wet night
LiberTweenian: on the phone with Stones
cease: sat High to keith richards
H Stones: .
||||||||| 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 scriptbird gets out at 11:20 PM.
cease: hi bird
cease: way better than low bird
scriptbird: Greetings from Long Island, New York
cease: greetings from north vancouver canada
LiberTweenian: helllllo from Austin
cease: say high, not sat high
cease: typing a problem
H Stones: here i am again
scriptbird: Elayne, are you in the house?
LiberTweenian: Stones and I were talking fluoride and Bill Hicks
cease: not even that is right. i mean say "Hi" to keith
LiberTweenian: You know Bill Hicks, don't you cease?
cease: indeed
LiberTweenian: Keith's already high
H Stones: yes hes way out there Pastor
LiberTweenian: Elayne's been and gone
H Stones: everyone was getting ready to go as i came online
Dexter Fong: I'm down! I'm down! Thank Goadamighty I'm diwn!
cease: i thik bill hicks estaglished a new level of comedy
Dexter Fong: and his Hot Licks?
H Stones: its Fong the Dexterous
LiberTweenian: Check out the Cheese Log, scriptbird (click on the Log at the bottom)
H Stones: surely that was Dan, not Bill
LiberTweenian: Ah so...
Dexter Fong: Who?
cease: between lenny brufe ansd eddie izzard
LiberTweenian: Izzard's hilarious
H Stones: i like em bothe cease
cease: are you new, script?
H Stones: did you see all the marathon runs he did
cease: no
scriptbird: Excerpt of my interview with Phil Proctor: http://bradleyphoenix.com/Phil%20Proctor%20Interview%20WUSB.wav
cease: bill hicks seemed betwen the two of them is all i meant
H Stones: check this out Cease
cease: must buy new lamp. reallly hard to see
H Stones: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1202996/Eddie-Izzard-sets-1-000-mile-seven-week-marathon-Sports-Relief.html
LiberTweenian: Loading it now, script
scriptbird: Bill Hicks was like a cross between Lenny Bruce & George Carlin
H Stones: i notice that Nino know longer knows where we are
cease: its delightful to hear proctors voice as always
LiberTweenian: Merlyn hasn't gotten around to repairing Nino, since the big crash
H Stones: yes agreed, was watching some Carlin clips a couple of nights back
Dexter Fong: Stones, Nino has been incapacitated since the big virus scare of a month or two ago
cease: yes script, a lot of influences swierlinf about
cease: as with firesing
H Stones: i missed the crash, what happened ?
Dexter Fong: Somebody hacked the server where chat was running and it coun'ldnt be saved
LiberTweenian: The server company that hosyed the FST site was attacked and taken down
H Stones: there are some real bastards out there you know, Fong
Dexter Fong: Merlyn relocated but Nino has not, apparently, survived
cease: very interestring proctor family tale'
LiberTweenian: It wasn't just the FST site
Dexter Fong: Right Tween, the server itself
H Stones: it now takes me a couple of tries to get into chat
scriptbird: I sent Mr. Proctor our audio skit on Sarah Palin: http://bradleyphoenix.com/Ding%20Dong%20The%20Witch%20Is%20Dead%20(best%202).mp3
scriptbird: Gotta run, it was nice talking to all of ya. Over and Out.
||||||||| scriptbird leaves to catch the 11:35 PM train to Billville.
cease: by bird
H Stones: Sarah Palin, i always think of her as "Spot the Braincell!"
H Stones: see ya Bird
cease: lol stones
Dexter Fong: Don't forget to tweet us Bird
cease: charlie parker dont leave us now
LiberTweenian: Rather amazing that Palin was Governor of the largest State in the Union
LiberTweenian: Makes me seriously wonder if they're putting too much fluoride in the drinking water up there
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: Alaskans, for the most part, make Texans seem efete
cease: she could be your next prez
H Stones: all the towns up there pulled the fluoride shortly after the air force had an accident with fluoride
Dexter Fong: Not gonna happen on my watch....not gonna happen
Dexter Fong: Read my lips, no new Texas
LiberTweenian: >Dexter Fong: Tweeny: Alaskans, for the most part, make Texans seem efete <> LOL
cease: we have gw bush type pm in canada now
cease: provincial govt no better than alaska under palin
LiberTweenian: I feel very sorry for you and your countrymen, cease
Dexter Fong: Why doesn't he come over here, then he won't have to be the dumbest leader of a country
cease: lol dex
H Stones: i remember that sketch too, tween
cease: and you live with perry as governor?
Dexter Fong: Cat: Tween lives *in spite* of pERRY
LiberTweenian: Rick Perry isn't much better than Bush
H Stones: surely everyone has to be at least a little better than bush
LiberTweenian: he can speak English reasonably well, but I don't see much difference otherwise
LiberTweenian: about the size of it, Dex ;)
Dexter Fong: Tween: He's much worse....bush had trouble paying attention, Perry is an entirely self=scripted politico
LiberTweenian: Well, there is that :/
LiberTweenian: He's much slicker, for sure
LiberTweenian: Needless to say, I find Ron Paul to be a very refreshing change
H Stones: all the more remarkable for a Republican
LiberTweenian: True. Not your average politician at all
cease: wasnt it pt barnum, or mencken who said no one ever lost a dime betting against the stupidity of the american people
Dexter Fong: Really Tween? I found his remarks about a 30 yearold with cancer and no health insurance, to be a recognizable change, but hardly refreshing
LiberTweenian: Don't know that story
LiberTweenian: Ron Paul is not only extremely intelligent and well informed, but he's stuck to his principles over the years
Dexter Fong: he was asked aboaut such a scenario on a debate and after much hawing and hemming said, Let him die to the vast cheers and laughter of the republicans attending this little clambake
LiberTweenian: One of only a couple of Congressmen who would not sign the Patriot Act
LiberTweenian: Wow, if you've got a source for that I'd love to have it
Dexter Fong: Tween: I'll try
cease: not what i want to hear from my doctor
LiberTweenian: Doesn't sounmd like Dr. Paul at all, and he is a physician
Dexter Fong: Aw, you got socialized medicine
LiberTweenian: *sound
cease: damn right, dex
Dexter Fong: Have your physician diagnoze you on facebook
LiberTweenian: and proud of it, dammit!
cease: no i get wonderful care here. exceptional care
LiberTweenian: great to hear
cease: people fly in from other parts of the province and elsewhere to get the care we get her, particularly for cancer
Dexter Fong: Ever been med-evacced Tween?
LiberTweenian: Van is particularly good?
LiberTweenian: Can't say that I have, Dex
cease: my alma mata ubc is very good. its affiliated hospitals around town do greatr work
Dexter Fong: They give you a massive dose of a diahretic and you evacuate damn quick
cease: i am proud to be a ubc alumnae as well as involved with a univeristy closer to our home
LiberTweenian: You know this from experience, Dex?
LiberTweenian: You were on Nam?
Dexter Fong: Aren't they called the Blue Devils?
LiberTweenian: *in Nam
Dexter Fong: Me personally, I wasn't on Nam as you so quaintly phrase it, but I cut orders on a lot of cooks, MPs, and Air Defense guys who were sent there
LiberTweenian: Just wondered what brought it to mind
Dexter Fong: One cook who gave me a hard time when i was on KP, he got sent to South Nam, his belonging sent to Alaska, and his wife to Eaurope
cease: as an english teacher, i often had students who were escaping from varous wars
cease: in nicaragua and iran when they wre happenig for example
cease: i had viet stsudents who were ex soldiers
Dexter Fong: North or South?
LiberTweenian: I'll bet all sorts of people went to Canada during Viet Nam
Dexter Fong: Tween: The population actually doubled
LiberTweenian: Good Grid
||||||||| 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..
cease: all sorts of people. short ones, tall ones, etc
Dexter Fong: Wake up Catherwood, and tell us the time
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 12:00 AM"
LiberTweenian: and on that note, I bid thee fare well...
LiberTweenian: Until last time, again...
||||||||| 12:01 AM -- LiberTweenian left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Dexter Fong: The North NAMS ARE THE SHORTER BECAUSE THEIR LEADER Mentl Lee Ill is so short
cease: by
Dexter Fong: Night Tweenian
Dexter Fong: You eat dinner yet Cat?
cease: may we meet again, or vegetarian
Dexter Fong: If you say Vegan, I'll have to use my raygun
cease: whole wheat spinache pizza iwtrh extra olives, cheese, orange pepper and fresh greek oregno
H Stones: ok folks its time for my bootheels to be wanderin
Dexter Fong: Indeed
H Stones: see you again soon, stay safe
Dexter Fong: Night Sones
Dexter Fong: And night also Cat
cease: frozen dfoodk amys pizza, to which i added toppings
cease: you too tones, all ht ebest to honey
H Stones: see you again soon, cat or maybe here you on skype
Dexter Fong: Home made beef stroganoff for me
cease: good idea stones
H Stones: i might have guessed you would be beefing about something, fong
cease: havent nade that in a long time.l must do so
cease: lol
||||||||| At 12:05 AM, H Stones vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
cease: off we float
||||||||| Around 12:06 AM, cease walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 12:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - 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:
Bunnyboy
cease
Dexter Fong
doctecazoid
Elayne
H Stones
LiberTweenian
llanwydd
Principalpoop
scriptbird
Wonder Widget
URL References:
http://bradleyphoenix.com/Ding%20Dong%20The%20Witch%20Is%20Dead%20(best%202).mp3
http://bradleyphoenix.com/Phil%20Proctor%20Interview%20WUSB.wav
http://firesigntheatre.com/fs_newhome.php
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.humor.best-of-usenet/browse_thread/thread/1592089a9a49e786#
http://penflakes.com/flakepad/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1202996/Eddie-Izzard-sets-1-000-mile-seven-week-marathon-Sports-Relief.html
http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/mike_hammer.htm



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