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 October 20, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 20, 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 enters with cease close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:02 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the vestibule.
cease: maybe i'll just stand over here, talking to myself
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and announces "Announcing 'SidFudd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:04 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
SidFudd: Here I am, standing the corner like an idiot talking to mys- hey!
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:05 PM, dragging Dexter Fong by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat, and howdy Sid
cease: hi sid and dex
Dexter Fong: Perhaps everyone's gone to the myune
cease: i've just been studying vegas lunch menus at some seafood places i covet
||||||||| 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 llanwydd gets out at 9:09 PM.
llanwydd: good evening
Dexter Fong: Hey llan
cease: hi llan
cease: there's a new greek place called Milos, now ranked #1 seafood place in vegas, that just started serving lunch
cease: one vegas food columnnist i admire says it's the best deal in town.
cease: havent seen you here in a while, sid. how goes it?
Dexter Fong: Greeks do seafood well, I've found
llanwydd: I don't think I ever had greek seafood
cease: indeed
llanwydd: I liked the first greek restaurant I went to. The Acropol in Rome, NY
cease: there's a greek place 3 blocks from my house we frequent. an astonishing eggplant stuffed with crab thing
llanwydd: it has been gone a long time,though
cease: i used to live in a greek part of vancouver, greek landlord and greek students in my classes became friends. i ate extremely well
SidFudd: Doing well. Trying like hell to make a Firesign DVD, and making much interesting progress
llanwydd: what on the dvd, sid?
SidFudd: It'll be Everything You Know Is Wrong, plus Martian Space Party
llanwydd: I've never seen either of those
SidFudd: Both with running Firesign commentaries - recorded in 2009 at Sunburst in Culver
cease: converting videotape to dvd?
cease: oh that recent show. sounds great
SidFudd: EYKIW is a fresh digital transfer from the D1 film-to-tape xfer supervised by director Allen Daviau
cease: i remember proctor plugging it on his planet
SidFudd: MSP is a fresh xfer from a film element that's cleaner than anything we've seen yet
SidFudd: Also the Jack Poet Volkswagen TV spots
llanwydd: tv? I didn't know they did tv commercials
cease: aren't they all on one of the firesign dvds?
SidFudd: I think a couple of them were included in "Weirdly Cool"
SidFudd: We've done new transfers from a 2" videotape master in the archive
cease: my dvd says "additional jack poet ads"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:20 PM and late as usual, it's Principalpoop, just back from Elmertown."
cease: sounds great
Dexter Fong: Hey Poop
Principalpoop: K3wL
cease: hi poop
llanwydd: Hi Prncpl
cease: are you part of the firesign production crew, sid?
llanwydd: so, Sid, are you a regular using a new name or have you been here before?
llanwydd: pardon my poor sentence structure
SidFudd: Not a regular by any means - haven't been on chat in several years
cease: i remember the monniker
Principalpoop: you are now embarked upon a journey that must certainly lead you to change your life forever
cease: sometimes different people have same monniker
Dexter Fong really wishes Nino was functionintg
Dexter Fong: Like santa Moniker
Principalpoop: what is the matter with us? you don't like us chatters?
Principalpoop: not a chatter kinda guy huh?
cease: the home....of the homeless, quoth harry
Principalpoop: we have been waiting for you sid, on pins and needles
cease: i have to chat. it's my name, in french
Principalpoop: nom de plum?
Dexter Fong: Ball POint
Principalpoop: like the sky, I'm all over you
Principalpoop: precious and few are the moments we can share
llanwydd: waxing eloquent?
Principalpoop: sorry sid, i seem to have stunned you
Principalpoop: shake it off, jump back in
Dexter Fong: Rub a little dirt on it
SidFudd: "We're shocked..." "...and stunned." - The Rutles
Principalpoop: i saw wane newton next to michelle bachman, a hallowen portrait
llanwydd: there's a blast from the past. rutles
cease: very scary
Dexter Fong: Poop: Letterman calls here Michelle O'Bachmann
Principalpoop: K3WL lol
SidFudd: Sorry, I should have said - my conspiracy name is Taylor J.
llanwydd: you think newton and bachmann are running on the same ticket?
Dexter Fong: Ah Taylor, sure nice to see you here
Principalpoop: sweet baby james?
cease: ah jessen! it's YOU
llanwydd: he couldn't be elected county singer these days
cease: now what you said makes sense
Dexter Fong: I though O'bachmann was running with ike Turner...O'Bachman-Turner . . . . .
cease: how is duke selling?
Principalpoop: something here made sense? whodah thunk it
cease: did you ever find any good apple juice in la?
SidFudd: Let me do a "total" function in the spreadsheet...
llanwydd: taylor j? don't know the name. sorry.
SidFudd: ...and the answer is, as of tonight, 1197 copies of "Duke" now spoken for
cease: the firesign factotum
Principalpoop: you know, that guy, the guy who, that guy
Dexter Fong: llan: TJ did the production and liner notes for Duke Of Madness release
cease: is it constant or did it peak?
llanwydd: aha
cease: i saw a link? or pic of duke on the sealand, negativeland site the other day
SidFudd: Sales are steady, but they did level off
llanwydd: that is one I have yet to acquire
Dexter Fong: No peking....Duck!!
cease: he said the word, and they ate him
SidFudd: We're very happy with the sales numbers because we've spent not a dime on advertising
Dexter Fong: And low, they were all layed low by E. coli
Principalpoop: verily virally
cease: if all the fans who wnet to your shows over the past years bought a copy, it would put many dollars in fiesign pocekts
Principalpoop: we have lots of stuff here in America, and a lot of places to put it
cease: i thinkk kirkland and portalnd should tell a lot at the merch table
cease: sell
Dexter Fong: tell works too
cease: me n' speling do not go to gether
SidFudd: Yes, the upcoming Seattle shows will be the very first time Duke will be appearing on the merch table at a Firesign live show
cease: should sell tons
llanwydd: I have only seen FST once. NYC 1981
Principalpoop: oh Lord, won't you buy me a mercedes benz?
Dexter Fong: ...adn yet you still remember it like it was tomorrow
cease: someone besides earl jive should be playing it on radio, web or otherwise
llanwydd: place called Town Hall. not a huge venue but substantial.
Principalpoop: Maybe they could perform at the occupy bremerton rally?
Dexter Fong: Poop: Would you settle for a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge?
Principalpoop: oh yes, yes fong
Dexter Fong: Ah, a gear and musclehead guy
Principalpoop: if we are going that way, get me a shelby
Dexter Fong: Original or Kit?
Principalpoop: original, you are Lord after all
Dexter Fong: Well Poop, Shelby hisself is now making Cobra Kits
Principalpoop: really? ahh, i could not get one, I would have to ask how much? lol
Dexter Fong: Poop: A lot but not nearly as much as an original
Principalpoop: bill cosby did a great shelby routine, he wanted to get to work in 3 minutes
Dexter Fong: I had a ride in one once....quite frightening, that amount of power accelerating down a NYC street
Principalpoop: sprung from cages on highway 9
llanwydd: not familiar with shelby
Dexter Fong: Sprung hell, it flatass ripped its way out
Principalpoop: that happened to me in a GTO, I complained it did not go fast...
Dexter Fong: ...and then he ounched it?
Dexter Fong: punched
Principalpoop: yes, save me jesus save me lol
Dexter Fong: lalan: Carrol Shelby, famous race car driver and car designer
Principalpoop: cornering in the beast, lordy
Principalpoop: the origin of the mustang llan
llanwydd: I remember a chili mix called Carrol Shelby's
Dexter Fong: Me 'n Poop be reminiscing over the muscle wars of the mid late 60's to early 70's
llanwydd: wonder if it was his. like "newman's own"
Principalpoop: my friend had a nice camero, i drove a 4 door mercury parklane hehe
Dexter Fong: Well, Paul also liked race cars
Principalpoop: the back window would go down about 2 inches, let some of the pot smoke out
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies H Stones into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:47 PM, then departs.
Principalpoop: your highness, grovels
llanwydd: Hey Stones!
Dexter Fong: Ah, stones, still passing out the queer money, eh?
cease: keep rolling, stones
Principalpoop: ee's enery the 8th ee am
cease: the queen's currency is queer?
H Stones: Thats rich coming from the Country that invented the FED
Dexter Fong: ee's has quite as a churchrat, ee his
Dexter Fong: FED+ French Equatorial Deutchland?
Principalpoop: no willy no sam, no sam
llanwydd: Fong Eats Duck
Dexter Fong: Hey, I tell you noa Peking
SidFudd: Greetings Stones, we were all enjoying this scene from "The Hot Rock" where Ron Leibman plays a racing record for his mom
SidFudd: here, I'll rewind it
Principalpoop: whoa whoa whoa, there she stood in the street, smiling from her head to her feet
Dexter Fong: Oh! Oh! I got that record...Sounds of Sebring...It's on Riverside Records and ben Grauer narates
Principalpoop: i had the rolls royce, silence lol
H Stones: singing doo wah diddy diddy etc
SidFudd: Everyone buy that DVD. I don't mean wait until after the chat, I mean open a new tab, go to Amazon, buy it.
cease: hey sid, when does new book ship?
cease: anythynge
Principalpoop: All right now, baby its all right now
cease: yer preaching to the choir, here, sid
Dexter Fong: Amen!!
llanwydd: I have to go all the way to brazil to buy a cd?
SidFudd: It’s good and it’s bad. There’s a guaranteed return, and that’s good. But the guarantor is Amusa, and Amusa’s a rookie, and that’s bad. But it’s an easily transportable object, and that’s good. Only it’s in a rotten position in the museum, thirty steps to the quickest exit, and that’s bad. And the glass over the stone, that’s bad too, because that’s glass with metal mixed in it, bulletproof, shatterproof.
Principalpoop: I've seen the light, ha lay lou yah
cease: lol
H Stones: and even then its made in China
SidFudd: But the locks don’t look impossible, three, maybe five tumblers, but there’s no alarm system, and that’s the worst, because that means no one’s going to get lazy watching, knowing the alarm will pick up their mistakes, which means the whole thing has got to be a diversion job, and that’s good and that’s bad because if the diversion’s too big, it’ll draw pedestrians, and if the diversion’s not big enough it won’t draw that watchman."
SidFudd: "Dortmunder, I don’t know where the hell you are or what the hell you’re saying. Just tell me – will you plan the job?"
SidFudd: "It's what I do."
cease: sounds like norman corwin
Dexter Fong: RIP
Principalpoop: ahh the long version of pure prarie league Amy, falling in and out of love with you
Dexter Fong: Hey Poop: Put on some Poco
Dexter Fong: Just a little
Dexter Fong: pocito, as it were
Principalpoop: i have no poco, i have procal harem
llanwydd: well, I've got to be going. take care, everybody. see you next week.
SidFudd: The "Anythynge" book will ship the moment we get it. When it actually exists depends on the pre-orders...the pre-orders are kind of paying for the pressing
Principalpoop: procol, procal sounds like fiber drink
Dexter Fong: Well, I like them too but iit's a big jump from Poco to procul, although they do both start with P
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:58 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs llanwydd by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
cease: oh i see. then it should be pushed more. you listening? go and buy anything.
Principalpoop: heck, then I might have to pre-order that, rats
Dexter Fong: Night llan
cease: we'll fry what you won't touch
cease: oh, he left?
Dexter Fong: It's frying time
Principalpoop: Houston, we lost daytona
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: how are things in uk, stones?
Dexter Fong: Charleton Houston, hopelessly miscast as a young female astronaut delvered his lines in his usual stentorian monotone
cease: i wewnt to occupy vancouver last sat. good turn out, good vibes
Principalpoop: they wanted angelica
H Stones: its a long story, cease and little of it any good
Principalpoop: is that his daughter?
Dexter Fong: Hey stones, I heard the riot mobs burned down a Sony warehouse and a lotta good vinyl went up
H Stones: true Fong, biggest fire in the UK since the Oil Terminal went up a few years back
Dexter Fong: Poop Yes, she's the illegitimate daughter of Houston Bogus
Principalpoop: banarama singing Venus, I love my jukebox
cease: the left in canada is very energized after the last election
Principalpoop: yah baby, she's got it
Principalpoop: humphrey bogus houston was his full name?
Dexter Fong: And *she* can keep it, P.U.
Principalpoop: don't bogart that joint
Principalpoop: are you occupying anything stones?
Dexter Fong: Pass the doobey to the left, mon
cease: hump it over to me
cease: free
H Stones: i am occupying myself Poop
Principalpoop: i have some mail for you, addressed to occupant then
Dexter Fong: A job few of us could handle, Stones
H Stones: Honey sends greetings and hopes to be back online in a week or so
cease: hope she's well
Dexter Fong: Yes
Principalpoop: best of luck to her, internet withdrawal symptoms can be cruel
cease: i think more anythinge flogging on facebook would be a good idea, taylor
cease: that's basically what facebook's there for
Principalpoop: yes, use the socio medium
Dexter Fong: Poop: The answer to internet withdrawal is a big, flatscreen tv, cable with about 1000 channels, and a quick change remote
H Stones: i closed my facebook account it was full of junk and people trying to find something to do
Principalpoop: go your own way is what fleetwood mac recommends
Dexter Fong: If you go your own way
cease: well, their own way hasn't been that lucrative for the firesigns
Dexter Fong: it'l be another lonely day
Principalpoop: it is not the same, lack of interaction fong, saying me too out loud to the tv achieves nothing
cease: to the extent that they would wish, and to propel further projects
Principalpoop: hey, i just repeat lyrics from my jukebox, dont get on my case
Dexter Fong: Is it time for my afkfr, Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 10:09 PM"
cease: sid?
Dexter Fong: Thanks, C'wood
Principalpoop: he is planning the heist
SidFudd: "Death cab for cutie / Death cab for cutie / Someone's gonna make you pay your fare"
SidFudd: Sorry, just singing along to my Bonzo Dog Band Infinite Playlist TM
Principalpoop: that's all right, any old way that you want to do
H Stones: Be careful, my pink half of the drainpipe is still wet
Principalpoop: goodness
Dexter Fong: Dance with me, Henry
cease: i think the lads should promote anythynge on facebook and on rfo
SidFudd: We'd actually like to get an MP3 store going at FiresignTheatre.com
cease: how are their fans to know to preorder?
SidFudd: A number of exclusive items are all ready to go, including Firesign live at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood from October last year
cease: doc has talked about it.
cease: tell me and i'll buy it.
Principalpoop: when will there be live streaming of shows?
Principalpoop: i think some of the new formats cannot be saved, just watched while live...
SidFudd: I believe Bergman promotes this stuff regularly on RFO - also Phil Fountain/Brian Westley/Tom O'Neill post regular Firesign updates on Facebook
Dexter Fong: There was one back in the late 90's, The STEAM Powered Internet Show
H Stones: i had to make do with an Aldis lamp
cease: good to hear, sid
Principalpoop: my god 2 rod stewart songs in a row, my jukebox is jammed
Dexter Fong: Handbags and Gladrags?
cease: is Profiles in BBQ Sauce going to be available for download?
cease: Ossman was raving about it on rfo
Principalpoop: any of the guys tweet? i might buy a tweet machine and listen if they did
cease: one i've never heard
cease: i asked bergman on facebook and he said ossman wanted to do it.
Dexter Fong: Do they woof, I've already got a woofer, two in fact
Principalpoop: i am not just old school, I am old pre-school
Dexter Fong: I was aged in a vat of Montesorri
cease: Vatman!
Principalpoop: led zep kashmir, oh my
Dexter Fong: du-du-du-du-dah-dah
Principalpoop: exactly hehe
Dexter Fong: Poop: How about Dizzy 'n Bird wailin' out a few bars of Tunisia in the Smokey Club off Boardway
Principalpoop: maybe the guy who replaces Jobs will be a firesign head, sell the mps on ipod
Principalpoop: john coltrain tripping there
Dexter Fong: Hell, there oughta be a FST App
Dexter Fong: Watching "In the Next World" on Android
cease: good idea, dex
cease: but i think doc and merl are overworked enough
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:22 PM, dragging MarkTween by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
Principalpoop: hail tween
MarkTween: Hello, Dear Friends
cease: maybe bergman's friends at apple could do it
cease: hi tween
Dexter Fong: Merl is fer sure, he can't get Nino up and running, I don't know who anyone is
MarkTween: A Firesign App, what a great idea :)
Dexter Fong: Hey tweeny
MarkTween: I've never owned a cell phone, let alone a 'smart phone', but that sounds like a winner
cease: maybe the pink hotel burns down game as a game, wasnt that the idea?
MarkTween: That'd be cool, cease
Principalpoop: player, do you want to try again?
MarkTween: An app which is the gateway to the Funway, perhaps?
MarkTween: Using the Funway as the theme?
MarkTween: Somebody needs to mention it to the Firesigns
Principalpoop: all stand for the Hendrix star spangled banner
Dexter Fong: You already have Tween, I'm sure each and everyone reads the log religiously
Principalpoop: is that right? hi guys, this is poop here, how are you doing? ok, see you soon
cease: well sirfudd is their portable ear right here
H Stones: Poop, there was a prog on BBC radio four this week called, Star Spangled Hendrix, all about the early years and how he got started over here with Chas Chandler, it should be on the listen again archive for a week or two, check it
cease: austin drops by occasionally. actually they all have
Dexter Fong: The Portable Ear, listening to you, when you least expect it
MarkTween: Cool, Stones
Principalpoop: i will look around bbc for it, cool
cease: i'll listen, stones. thankx
Dexter Fong: Cat: Has bergman ever actually been here?
MarkTween: Do you have a URL, Stones?
MarkTween: Big fan of Jimi
cease: yes
cease: briefly
Dexter Fong: Tween: Stones *is* an Earl
cease: a couple of times that i can recall. i think a search could pinpoint the exact dates
Dexter Fong: The earl of Rocksford
MarkTween: The 11th Earl Of Mar?
cease: proc was here once looking for ossman
H Stones: i will go look
Dexter Fong: They never come down outta the hills, those guys
H Stones: unless there is a mudslide
cease: fudd is fading
MarkTween: and a blue horizon
Principalpoop: the 5th dimension, Aquarius, are we still in the age of aquarius or what?
SidFudd: Austin mentioned that he'd try to join tonight if he could
MarkTween: kewl
Dexter Fong: We await Mr. President with baked breath
SidFudd: Did anyone here make it to the Cinefamily Firesign screening last July?
cease: that would be nice. from oona's ipad again?
Dexter Fong: Sid: Unfamiliar with that
Principalpoop: i am in roanoke, virginia, SW corner, near, tennesee, West Va and NC
Dexter Fong: West Coast no doubt =/
MarkTween: anyone besides me miss ah, clem's accompianment?
H Stones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tg2m0
Principalpoop: yes tween, constantly
MarkTween: Thanks, Stones
cease: how is clem, tween? do you know?
Dexter Fong: Tween: Considering the scant attendance, probably a lot of people, me included
cease: there was aidffereent ah clem here recently
H Stones: there is the hendrix page but it looks like they already wiped it, with all the cut backs over here, the BBC is fast disappearing
Principalpoop: the b-stards, wtf
cease: bummer stones
H Stones: i totally agree, we are ruled by assholes with pigmy minds and no taste
Principalpoop: i saw a video of that same period of his life somewhere, probably here
Dexter Fong: They wouldn't have wiped it if he'd played God save the Queen
Principalpoop: http://ipb.quicksilverscreen.com/index.php?/forum/49-tv-shows/
Dexter Fong: Or even Lord Luv a Duck
MarkTween: cease - He's doing OK, but his health hasn't been the same since that damned tick bite
MarkTween: He tires easily
Dexter Fong: It lacked hierarchical reference
cease: i am saddened with the popularity of the new married royals. it means there'll be more of them
Principalpoop: did frigid pink do other songs than house of the rising sun?
cease: how is bambi?
MarkTween: lol cease
MarkTween: Bambi is one very busy deer. Lots of computer clients. Always on the move
Principalpoop: i don't know her name, not sure of his, have heart cat
Dexter Fong: Deer have to keep on the move or they get shot
MarkTween: biab
H Stones: or work for Disney
Dexter Fong: Which is like getting shot but takes longer
cease: good to hear.
cease: lol
Dexter Fong: Really? How Odd.
Principalpoop: How now brown cow?
Dexter Fong: biab= back in a ?
Dexter Fong: bit?
Principalpoop: bad company, singing, bad company
Dexter Fong: byte?
cease: park that car
Dexter Fong: in havahd yahd
Principalpoop: bring in a babe
Dexter Fong: it ain't me, babe
Principalpoop: and I can't deny
Dexter Fong: what my eyes keep tellin' me
SidFudd: Also I didn't have to sign a nondisclosure agreement when I got shot
Dexter Fong: Ah, you opted for the ambush clause
SidFudd: Sorry, that didn't rhyme
Principalpoop: that's the spirit we have here
Dexter Fong notices Sid just turned his amp to eleven
SidFudd: BOOOOOOORN FREEEEE - pop - zzt - hmmmmm
SidFudd: Bloody 'ell, blew me amp
Principalpoop: as free as the wind blows
cease: usually i'm the incoherent one here
Principalpoop: jumping jack flash? seriously?
Dexter Fong: He *is* a gas, gas, gas, after all
Principalpoop: that toothless bearded hag
Dexter Fong: Courtney?
Principalpoop: lol
Dexter Fong: me two lol poop
Principalpoop: one point for fong, ahead on the leader board
Dexter Fong: sometimes, they jest seem to have a life o their own, and pops out afore ye know it
MarkTween: Oh, I see what you mean...
Principalpoop: good toe tapping musak
Dexter Fong: Yes....
MarkTween: It's the taps on her shoes, footman
Dexter Fong: What is it i mean, I mean...well...hmmm
SidFudd: As Neil Innes says at his gigs, "Thanks, I hope you enjoyed that medley of our hit"
MarkTween: lol
Principalpoop: hehehe
MarkTween: Innes did such a great job with The Rutles
Principalpoop: huh? nicolette larson after mick?
cease: is he stilll alive?
Dexter Fong: Sid: I assume you've seen Innes, do you travel a lot, or does he ever play the States
cease: gonna take a lotta love
MarkTween: I played the album on one of my Roadkill shows
Principalpoop: yes cat
SidFudd: Still touring like a madman, seems to come to McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica every year
Dexter Fong: a whole lotta love
MarkTween: Nicolette was a fine singer, with great friends
cease: wow. that's great to hear
MarkTween: 1/2 of Little Feat on Nicolette
Dexter Fong: Hardly seems fair
cease: loved her voice. her version of don t do it was fantastic
cease: is it on youtube?
MarkTween: You bet, with Bill Payne and Paul Barrere
Principalpoop: i have an mp2, maybe 3
MarkTween: One of my all-time favorite pop songs
cease: yes i see. great
Principalpoop: nicolette then isaac hayes, SHAFT
cease: i loved little feat too.
MarkTween bids 4
Principalpoop: my jukebox is on a roll hehe
Dexter Fong whispers "Hush you mouf"
MarkTween: They are still touring cease, I do believe
cease: that great song they did with jerry brown's girl friend, down in yokohama
Principalpoop: this is a long one, talk among yourselves
Dexter Fong sings,"Down in Yokohama, with Michelle O'Bachman
||||||||| It's 10:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| H Stones - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: Catherwood, is it time for my afkfr2?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's precisely 10:55 PM!"
Principalpoop: i am a cranky old yank in a cranky old tank doing those beato beato flat on my feeto hiroheto yokohama blues
Dexter Fong: Time enough C'wood
Principalpoop: can you dig it?
Principalpoop: Right On!
Principalpoop: tween still here? who sings we can't make it here no more?
Principalpoop: ok, I will google
cease: are we still here?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
SidFudd: And now back to my Hollywood adventure, which is already in process - night, all.
Principalpoop: mcmurty ok
||||||||| SidFudd leaves at 11:00 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Principalpoop: good luck and thanks so much sid
Dexter Fong: Night TJ, nice to chat with you
cease: by taylor. keep on tayloring.
||||||||| H Stones enters at 11:01 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and dashes off to the Chapeau Manger.
Dexter Fong: Tayloring, my Lord?
Principalpoop: wb stones
Principalpoop: blue jean baby, early lady, seamstress for the band
cease: if he were your lord, he wouldnt need tayloring
cease: rockabiye sweet baby james
Dexter Fong: Stones, welcome back, dear chap, last I heard you had developed a terrible case of the yaws
H Stones: i have the painters in this morning so i better go and get a couple of hours shuteye
cease: while his dad shoots up
Principalpoop: cheers ma lord
MarkTween: Cistine chapel again?
H Stones: stay safe this coming week and i will see you again
Dexter Fong: Good-bye Norma Jean
Principalpoop: make your nipples red this time
MarkTween: Knight Stones
cease: ok stones. keep on
H Stones: see ya laterz, agitaterz
Dexter Fong: Keep on gettin' stones, holmed
Principalpoop: in a while crocodile
Dexter Fong: and sometimes I think you lived your life like a candle in the wind
H Stones: TTFN
Dexter Fong: or maybe it was like a baby grey seal, getiing clubed
Dexter Fong: or maybe clubbed
Principalpoop: yes, something about breaking wind
Dexter Fong: Join the Rotary club and take a spin thru our town
Principalpoop: and candles
Principalpoop: rotary, what about the elks and kiwanis?
Dexter Fong: Poop: Are we quoting Yellow Brick Road, if so..great album
cease: some hollywoood star was beaten up outside vancouver club a few days ago
Principalpoop: yes, tiny dancer, my ears are sweating, took off my headphones
cease: shia leboef or something
Dexter Fong: Shia Le Boeu'f
cease: tiny dancer, one of elton's better tunes
Principalpoop: bernie taupin, oh my
Principalpoop: all his stuff, mostly
cease: i can remember him when he seemed like such a good song writer.
Dexter Fong: Played the yout' in the last Harrison Ford, movie
cease: when i saw him in van in i think 73, the yellow brick road tour, he seemed over the hilll
Principalpoop: 75 I guess I saw him, seemed ok
Principalpoop: that was the hashish years, so who knows
cease: i loved empty sky, the cage, tumbleweed connection, madmen, benny. then he stopped. at least for me
Dexter Fong: Cat: He did the music for a Broadway Show which is a long running very big critical as well as popular show
cease: years?
cease: yes he had different aspirations. but that certainly makes sense for him
Dexter Fong: Close to three years, got Tony awards and everthing
cease: i saw biopic of harry nihlson recently. also wanted to do many tthings, and did
||||||||| Outside, the 11:10 PM uptown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Paustin coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Principalpoop: walking the dog, night if you all sneak out before I get back
cease: hye, i'ts P!
Dexter Fong: Here Paustin, take this face mask
MarkTween: Madman and Yellow Brick are two of my favorites
MarkTween: but he's done lots fo good work
MarkTween: Need to get the live tour he did with Bill Joel
MarkTween: *Billy
cease: i just stopped enjoying his work after benny
Dexter Fong: I don't think merlyns special treatment for the fireguys is working
Paustin: I've forgotten how to sign in properly
cease: you're supposed to be in red, phil.
Dexter Fong: I think you usually use Phil Austin?
MarkTween: Benny was pretty awful, but lots of other good stuff on Yellow Brick
||||||||| Phil austin steps in at 11:12 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: ok, opposite for me, tween
MarkTween: Hail and well met, Mr. Austin :)
cease: how's it goin, phil?
Phil austin: I'm multiplying
Dexter Fong: That's good phil, but could you capitalize the "p"?
Dexter Fong: ur um the "A"
MarkTween: Capitalize?? What are you, some sort of Wall Street pirate?
Phil austin: I used to be in red. Those were the days ...
Dexter Fong: I'll occupy your space you marxian pinkist
MarkTween: lol
cease: gone green?
cease: been to any occupations, phil? finally something good has come out of adbusters
Phil austin: Evening all.
MarkTween: Well, glad you're here, Player
Dexter Fong: Yes, folks...everyone is switching to electric dogs, far less carbon footprint
Phil austin: Haven't occupied one damn thing
MarkTween: The guys were just talking about turning Pink Hotel into an iApp
cease: do android oonas dream of electric dogs?
MarkTween: lol cease
Dexter Fong: Well, Phil, you've occupied a tiny part of my mind that used to be ....I've forgotten!!
Phil austin: Oona dreams under dogs. They all sleep on top of us
Phil austin: Who is going to pay for this pink hotel app?
Dexter Fong: Three dog Night, the expansion
MarkTween: A '7 dog night'?
Phil austin: 6
Dexter Fong: Whoo! That's arctic
cease: wha'ts up with the austins?
MarkTween: Dunno Phil, just an idea that was tossed around
Phil austin: Austins are trying to sell tickets to FST shows
MarkTween: I suggested that the Funway be used as an entryway to a FST.app
MarkTween: Lots of people play video games, and a FST game might be an attraction
Phil austin: Mark: not that I don't like it ... Sounds like a good idea
cease: i suggested that doc tech is overtaxed enough already
cease: bergman talks about his contacts with apple
Dexter Fong: Nein! Nein! Nein! we're all overtaxed already
MarkTween: hehe
cease: in the time sense, dex
MarkTween: Cain/Palin 2012
Phil austin: True, the doc has done above and beyond. I researched apps once and the starter price is around 5 gs
Dexter Fong: They're taxing time now?
MarkTween: yipes
Dexter Fong: What if I pay early?
Phil austin: Time is evidently money
Dexter Fong: And money is green
MarkTween: Well, maybe just a thought to share with the other Firesigns
Phil austin: Early money, what a concept
cease: you just missed taylor, phil
cease: first time for him here in years
cease: i didnt know who he was for awhile
MarkTween: I prefer Eddie Money
Dexter Fong: You're born with so much, and you live till it's all spent..kinda like monopoly
Phil austin: Taylor emailed me to remind me to chat
Dexter Fong: TJ! What a guy =))
cease: he said that the anythynge book is dependent on presales for publication.
cease: i suggested it hadn't been promoted enough. what do you think?
MarkTween: So, it's a dog eat dog world out there, eh Phil?
Dexter Fong: Dogs eating dogs, okay...but a squirell?
MarkTween: Or at least a dog on dog world
Phil austin: Anything is only the hardcover on preorder and we've about broken even. Softcovers are kfine and soon.
cease: i'll promote it on my blog, but the number of people who read it are smaller than the number of fingers on one hand
MarkTween: kewl Phil. Good to hear
Dexter Fong: that's six. right?
cease: great news, phil.
cease: he gave us the sales number on duke. i'm sure you'll sell tons on tour
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| H Stones - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Phil austin: I realized we've got multiple squirrelosis
Dexter Fong: If you put this nair guard on their muzzles, they wont replicate
cease: don't let it make you nuts
MarkTween: lol
MarkTween: Dare I ask, is there a possibility of a new album?
MarkTween: Or even a collaboration on the level of the XM shows?
cease: willl Profiles in BBQ Sauce be put up for download?
Phil austin: New album would be all made online, or so I think
cease: I would love to hear that.
||||||||| Outside, the 11:29 PM bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Bunnyboy coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Bunnyboy: Hiyez!
Bunnyboy: Late worker, me.
MarkTween: Hey Bun
cease: you mean you 4 would collaborate on line to do a new album, or am i misreading that?
cease: hi bun
MarkTween: Yeah Phil, you've talked about an internet collaboration
Dexter Fong: Hey Bunny
MarkTween: Why not do it in cyberspace?
Bunnyboy: T minus 2, for New Puppy!
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'LurkingNino', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 11:31 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Dexter Fong: Take it to the cloud
MarkTween: Hola Nino
Bunnyboy: yo Nino!
Phil austin: Yeah all online, that's what I'd like
Dexter Fong: Nino, so...it's you....agian...for the first...or is it second time
MarkTween: No reason it wouldn't be technically feasible
LurkingNino: First time. Just absurding... uh, observing.
MarkTween: Can I say, hello?
Bunnyboy: Why is everybody so hot about having their fun data stored on remote servers?
cease: set up ipads on stage in portland and do your show from them
LurkingNino: Apparently you can ;>)
Bunnyboy: ...says the guy who chats, emails and uses Facebook.
MarkTween: A FireCloud Production?
Dexter Fong: An ipad is when your name is on the lease
Phil austin: fire cloud is good
MarkTween )
Bunnyboy: One of Negativland's members almost always appears as a remotely audio/video presence.
cease: i saw a link to duke of madness on the negativeland site
Bunnyboy: Little girl Cavalier tricolor, in the house on Saturday.
cease: i just saw dvd about their u2 incident and other things. very good
Bunnyboy: Seeland, Negativland's label, distributes DUKE.
cease: that's where adbusters stole the words "culture jamming" though it took it along way
Principalpoop: back, hip hop bunnyboy, noobs
cease: AHA
Phil austin: See land has been good.
cease: better than previous, phil?
Dexter Fong: See land, go ashore, get woman
Principalpoop: welcome nino, come on in, take off your skin and rattle around in your bones
cease: great show Nature of Things on cbc now, about nanotechnologie
Dexter Fong: nano nano technology twice as good
LurkingNino: Seeland shipped "Duke" to me here in Canada for zero dollars extra. I like that!
cease: are they doing any publicity for you, for example in the east coast not avilable to your west coast tours?
Principalpoop: ahh another canuck eh?
Dexter Fong: Aha! Nino is Canadian, eh? Cat!! A homie
LurkingNino: Oh crap, did I say that out loud?
cease: there has to be more than one firefan in canada. there are 30+ million of us
cease: less than california, but stil
Principalpoop: bonsoir comment are tu?
Bunnyboy: Bunnette's gettin ready to gnaw her leg off. I better go cook. Nite!
Dexter Fong: but a lot of you speak french, Cat
Principalpoop: ciao bunny
Phil austin: Not sure what their ad buys are. We make more if ordered from Firesale
MarkTween: What do you think about that oil pipeline they're wanting to build from CN to TX?
cease: hey phil, judith and dave asked me to look into venues in vancouver for you guys to play at. is that still being considered?
Dexter Fong: Night Bunny, get back on a day shift
MarkTween: Save The Shales!
Phil austin: Night, bun
MarkTween: Night Bunny
cease: only letters, dex
Principalpoop: don't stand between an American and his gasoline hehe
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves at 11:39 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..."
Dexter Fong: Shave the sales, is my shale motto
cease: this is liie the great science shows disney and others did in the late 50s and 60s
LurkingNino: Vancouver would be an excellent place for a Firesign gig. Would it be the first time?
MarkTween: Gas-o-lean?
cease: to inspire kids like me to love science and beat those russkies
Principalpoop: look at the gulf, and how many offshore drilling towers were closed?
cease: firesign has never played canada that i know of
Phil austin: Can't imagine that Vancouver would draw enough. Hoping for Seattle/Kirkland to fill up
Dexter Fong: uh three Mr. WIGGINS?
cease: i think you're right, phil.
Principalpoop: Mister science? now put the nanobot in your ear billy....
cease: i lkooked into theatres and didnt think you could sell enough tickets to phil a great venue like the vancouver east cultural centre
Dexter Fong: Ouch!! That's hurts Mr. Wiggins
LurkingNino: I'm not so sure, Phil. What would you consider a reasonable house?
MarkTween: They don't get hurricanes in north Canada, P
cease: i saw spaulding gray there twice, probably the best "theatre" i've ever seeen. but he' s much more famous than you
Principalpoop: The spaulding Gray?
Dexter Fong: Not that that's a lot =)
Phil austin: Were trying to fill 800 seats in Seattle. We did 400 in one night 2 years ago
cease: he was metnioned on the simpsons. swimming to cambodia was a flick
MarkTween: $50/seat?
Phil austin: 40$ at the moment, also Portland
cease: it would take a lot of publicity to sell 800 tickets in vancouver. chancy even then
LurkingNino: The Vancouver East Cultural Centre entered my head as well... synchronicity!
MarkTween: Yeah, have to pay for all the logistics of course
Phil austin: Cat: you're right
cease: thoughi thikn a package of your canada jokes from various places could be a good thing to push on local media here
Dexter Fong: Tell 'em M&M is gonna MC
MarkTween: lol
Phil austin: It costs us 10 grand just to do one night
Principalpoop: Tell them MC will be doing M&M
cease: i think an interesting campaign could be virallyh spread, the firesign invade canada
Dexter Fong: I am what I am, what I am, is what I am
cease: you wouldnt' make money here, i'm afraid. much as i'd love to help and think my fair town deserves to see you
Principalpoop: whats it called? do the shows on chatroulette?
Dexter Fong: Myabe tweet a show, 243 chars (I think)...charge a.50 cent a character, you all do a lot of characters, you'll make a fortune
MarkTween: $10k is a chunk of change
MarkTween: lol Dex
cease: i remember you telling joe auger, who wanted you to play rhode island, that you hoped to make enough on the west coast to eventualy play the east coast.
Dexter Fong: it aint'a chunk of chocalte, pal
Dexter Fong: chocatle, half chocolate, half chipotle
cease: crocagator pair? do they allow gator marriage now?
Dexter Fong: all mio macho
Dexter Fong: Gators? You cannot control them man. They whiz anywhere they want to
Dexter Fong: You cannot even tell when they do it
MarkTween has eaten bbq gator as a bar snack
Dexter Fong: Murkey waters, hide the deadly gator whiz
Principalpoop: Just have fun, if you can make money too, super
||||||||| "11:52 PM? I'm late!" exclaims LurkingNino, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
MarkTween: There have to be lots of FST fans in Austin, TX, but I don;t know how to bring them together
Dexter Fong: Find somethin' you like to do and you'll never earn a cent in your life
MarkTween: Is there a Twitter account for FST?
MarkTween: lol Dex
Principalpoop: then again hard work does bear fruit
Dexter Fong: So do trees
Phil austin: Mark: yes the twit is available thru chromium switch
Dexter Fong: Take off all your clothes and stand nake thru the winter
MarkTween: Feed a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Feed the same man to a fish, and he'll remember it for the rest of his life
MarkTween: OK Phil, will look it up
Principalpoop: until they start elbowing each other off the pier trying to get at the fish
Dexter Fong: Light a fire for a man and he'll be warm for the night, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life
Principalpoop: man does not live by fish alone
cease: i try to
MarkTween: Yes, a take-off on that ;)
Phil austin: Cat: does KPLU reach to Van? Were doing a contest with them for kirkland
Dexter Fong: True, a little Angus CBeef never hurt anyone
Dexter Fong: Mc
cease: only if they have a webcast, though i'll look into it.
Principalpoop: i just found non-net caught tuna in the store
MarkTween: They happily jump into the boat?
Principalpoop: i am sticking with chicken of the sea, but it was cool to see that
Dexter Fong: Is that one o them hillbilly hand caught river monsters, Poop
Principalpoop: i had a tuna sandwich once, coughed and spit it out and said, omg they got charlie I think
Dexter Fong: I used to ride in a Mercury
Principalpoop: they stopped making those
Dexter Fong: They did indeed
Dexter Fong: Loved the 49-51 Mercs
cease: my dad's car dealership sold them in yorkton when i was born
||||||||| 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: as a small child, i remember them, and cars in the early 50s as being being hulknig things
cease: like my dog icy is now under my desk
Dexter Fong: What years Cat: The late 60s Mercury Cougar was bbbaaaddd!
cease: i was born in 51. he was ford and mercuy dealer in yorkton for first 5 years of the 50s
MarkTween: Remember the old Mercs with the slide down rear window pane?
MarkTween: Remember rivers, Nellie?
Principalpoop: i can name that tune in 3 notes, it is love child performed by the boston pops orchestra
Dexter Fong: CAT: While 50's cars grew, it was the later 60 and 70s that were gimongous..some of them more that 20 feet long
cease: my dad sold them. they occupied most of our driveway in van nuys
MarkTween: I love the late 50's early 60's with the big fins. DeSoto, etc
Principalpoop: i had one of those tween
Dexter Fong: Poop: You're very very wrong! It was troutmouth symphonette by Don and the Van VLEETS
cease: i vaguley remember seeing martin mull doing a song on carson about the 50s, about how bad they were.
MarkTween: So, what is Mr. Austin driving these days? One can only imagine the dogs
cease: i was just tapping into concciousness then
Dexter Fong: Cat: The 50s may have been bad, but nothing is as bad as the times we live in
Principalpoop: let me know when you get all the way hooked in cat
Dexter Fong: lol Poop
Phil austin: We just got a chevy pickup and a camper
MarkTween: Oh, it's gonna get interesting. The American Empire? hehe - exactly what the Founders (and Eisenhower) warned us about
cease: dex, you know, everyone has said that since we first started walking on 2 legs
Dexter Fong: A girl scout?
Principalpoop: a drag queen?
cease: you like chevy's, phil?
Dexter Fong: @ Legs, okay, i'll try it
MarkTween: "Is that lemonade made with real lemons?" "Are those cookies made with real girl scouts?"
Dexter Fong: Is that fish stick made with real sticks?
Principalpoop: Do you have prince albert in a can?
Dexter Fong: lol
cease: only in my play neal amid, starring phil austin
MarkTween: Only the fish is made from soya
Dexter Fong: Say, what's a swell lug like you doin' in a place like this?
Principalpoop: soyent green
MarkTween: We use nothing but the finest wood
Dexter Fong: SOUNDS DISGUSTING...show me
MarkTween: It's girl scouts!!
Dexter Fong: Girl Scouts
Dexter Fong: Nothing here but girl scouts
Principalpoop: and brownies
Phil austin: We've had suburbans for years
cease: I was really happy Bit never wanted to be a gril scout, or any other organization
Principalpoop: good trucks
Dexter Fong: Pass the brownie to the left, mon
Phil austin: Night all
MarkTween: Did you see that they're training Eagle Scouts in anti-terror?
||||||||| At 12:09 AM, Phil austin runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Principalpoop: it is late, ciaooo
Principalpoop: hold that bus
cease: i was brought up antichevy because my dad was a ford dealer for 25 years.
Dexter Fong: Night Phil, always glad to chat you
MarkTween: This country is going quite insane
||||||||| Around 12:09 AM, Principalpoop walks off into the sunset...
cease: they turned out to be mafioso so dad only drove chryslers thereafter
MarkTween: Bye Phil
cease: by phil
MarkTween: yipes, cease
Dexter Fong: Cat: YOu mean they were only Fiats disguised as fords?
cease: i'm sure i've babbled about that on chat before.
MarkTween: Some nicely finned Imperials from that era
Dexter Fong: Babble on
cease: i'm getting paranoid even typig about this now. they still run the world
cease: celebrating kaddafy's fall.
Dexter Fong: Chryslers?
Dexter Fong: And another one bites the dust
cease: oldsmobiles
MarkTween: They run the British Commonwealth?
MarkTween: Yes, as Monty Python said, "The Killer Cars"
Dexter Fong: Okay Catherwood, gimme a time check on refil Numero Tres
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's exactly 12:12 AM!"
Dexter Fong: Gracias
MarkTween: Great that Phil showed up. Hope the others will stop by as well on occasion
MarkTween: The world needs more Firesign
MarkTween: Until last time, again...
||||||||| Around 12:14 AM, MarkTween walks off into the sunset...
cease: off we flee
||||||||| At 12:17 AM, cease scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Dexter Fong: Night tweeny
Dexter Fong: and Cat
Dexter Fong: and meeeeee!
||||||||| It's 12:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Paustin - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from jaundice
||||||||| 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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