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 27, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 7:58 AM downtown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Faustus Halloween coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Faustus Halloween:

||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 8 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Faustus Halloween: Tell me, Catherwood, how doth the goth at my age, Walpurgisnachter.
||||||||| Catherwood tells Faustus Halloween how doth the gothes at Faustus Halloween's age walpurgisnachter.
Faustus Halloween: Say no more, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood says "no more"
||||||||| At 8:02 AM, Faustus Halloween vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, October 27, 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?"
||||||||| 9:06 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
Elayne: Hmm... it IS Thursday, isn't it? And it's 9:06 PM Eastern... maybe something happened last week that nobody told me about?
Elayne: Well, it looks like it's just you and me, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood ands Elayne.
Elayne: Don't you "and" me, Catherwood!
||||||||| Catherwood walks alongside Elayne and says "Do you have something for me to do?"
Elayne: Yes, Catherwood, find the rest of the gang!
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Elayne and says "Do you have something for me to do?"
||||||||| llanwydd enters at 9:08 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
llanwydd: sdfghjkl;gf
Elayne: *sigh* Okay, then. Catherwood, call me a cab.
||||||||| Catherwood calls Elayne a cab.
Elayne: Welcome, llan!
llanwydd: Hi Elayne
llanwydd: very unusual for this to happen
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:09 PM, dragging cease by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
Elayne: You're telling me! And the first week I was actually early, too!
cease: hi el
cease: hi ll
Elayne: Evenin', Cat!
cease: eureka. you're early
llanwydd: hi cat
cease: lovely cold evening here. even fumiyo wants gloves
llanwydd: np: giant rat
Elayne: Happy Hallowe'en, everyone! I just bought my generic costume thingie for the big 'do at the office tomorrow, where it's Bring Your Kids to Work Day
cease: pretty sunsets though
llanwydd: I miss cold evenings believe it or not
cease: is robin going to be your "kid"
cease: trees are REALLY PRETTY
Elayne: Did Taylor Jessen stop by here last week? He needed help vis a vis Alan Gross (Alan's been going through rough times health-wise).
cease: yes and austin
cease: too bad
Elayne: Cat, I just take photos of other people's kids at the office. The woman a few cubicles away from me has two adorable little girls who always dress as princesses, they're my favorites.
Elayne: Ah, Phil was here too? Ah well.
cease: great!
Elayne: Were Dex and DocTech able to help Taylor? Those were the people I suggested to him.
llanwydd: phil stopped in after I checked out
cease: i'm sure. doc is hooked up with bergman and phil fountain tonight about bergmans new show
cease: did you hear bergie mention doc tech last week?
Elayne: Ah, sounds promising! So RFO is no more?
cease: as if doc tech needed more work!
cease: will be pay for play as of next week i think. maybe bergman will tell us fbeofe doc tells me
cease: i am not the voice of firesign. i can't even typew
Elayne: You know, seems to me if you don't get enough donations when it's voluntary, you might be less likely on a pay-for-play basis.
cease: makes scents to me
cease: i find begging distasteful
Elayne: But not cents.
cease: affter years of its parody
cease: doc or merl or somebody will speak. not me
Elayne: I've come across a lot of blog-begging. I tend to limit my giving to those who need money, people who are in straits like Fran and Jimmy Lee have been.
cease: i mean, really, would you buy a used car from nixon?
llanwydd: I just noticed a sound effect on giant rat that was left over from nick danger
Elayne: There are so many people truly hurting in this country, I can't justify giving to entertainers.
cease: good point, el
llanwydd: I mean further adventures
cease: why donate to bergman's ego?
cease: ossman's poetry is great. maybe it'll sell
Elayne: Oh yeah, poetry's always a GREAT seller.
llanwydd: maybe that's not very interesting but the fog horn from the beginning of Nick Danger is on track 2 of Giant Rat
cease: lol
cease: but with his voice, properly web-marked, it may make a few bucks
cease: he's been in pixar flicks. he can use that
Elayne: That's pretty cool, Llan, I have to admit.
llanwydd: lol
Elayne: David has been in Pixar movies?
Elayne: I thought only Phil P did animation voices.
cease: you are the perceptive one tonight, llan
cease: he spoke of it last week when jobs died. he was in same room with jobs
cease: now they all do
cease: i am tleling you? that's very odd
Elayne: Huh. I did not know that.
Elayne: Was Jobs a Firesign fan, I wonder?
cease: he's probably on imb
cease: i would think so.
cease: you might ask dave
Elayne: He was about the age and the temperament to appreciate them.
cease: indeed
llanwydd: what kind of a name is Jobs? what ethnicity I wonder
cease: i was just reading new planet proctor before coming here
cease: the graphics are really nice
cease: i must compliment phil
Elayne: I haven't read one of those all year, I'm afraid. I need to catch up on so much...
Elayne: Right now I have 3500 unread blog posts.
cease: the iphone with jobs face on it
cease: thanks for making time for us, el
cease: i am aleays here, if possible
cease: my friend is lending me his ipad for my trip to vegas so i can chat from that, i think
Elayne: Well, I can multitask while I'm here, Cat.
cease: when are you and robin next going there?
Elayne: Down to 3478 unread posts now. :)
cease: i gather you mom lives there?
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Bunnyboy into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:24 PM, then departs.
llanwydd: Hi Bunnyboy
Bunnyboy: Hiya
Bunnyboy: So, Radio FEE Oz, eh?
cease: right on, bun
||||||||| Catherwood leads Principalpoop inside, makes a note of the time (9:26 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: poop. on time as usual
Principalpoop: hello
Elayne: Evenin', Bunnyboy, Prinpoop!
Bunnyboy: I'm onna bus. Gotta play with new puppy tonite.
Principalpoop: ahh new puppy, cute
cease: are you on phone?
Elayne: Aww, Bunnyboy. I assume you're talking about an actual puppy and this isn't just code?
Principalpoop: that is a lot of blog posts
cease: lol, sort of
Bunnyboy: What? I can't hear you. I 'm on the phone.
cease: i saw chef on tv make this crab toast thing that i want to eat
cease: so my next blog should be about that. it's getting too cold to walk around so i;ll have to drive, alas
Principalpoop: How many are us?
llanwydd: I have to replace my car soon
Elayne: Catherwood, make Cat some crab toast.
||||||||| Catherwood brings cat some crab toast.
Bunnyboy: Tricolor Cavalier named Emma. 11 weeks old.
Principalpoop: good timing llan, prices and interest rates low for those
llanwydd: I don't know, princ. I can't count that high either
Principalpoop: if you must replace it
Elayne: I was sooo close to the Chelsea Market today, but my feet gave out, I couldn't walk there.
llanwydd: actually I need something big so I can get all my furniture back home to ny
Bunnyboy: Her head is about the size of a Superball.
llanwydd: I have more furniture now than I did when I moved down here
Principalpoop: i woke up and it was a chelsea morning, and you know the first thing that I saw?
Elayne: Our office had a day-trip outing to Chelsea Piers. Nice to not have to work today! And I left earlier than originally anticipated because my feet hurt so much.
cease: bun, is that the ref to ossman's play
cease: the one he did live in seattle with a bunch of machines
Elayne: There's NOTHING to do at Chelsea Piers if you aren't into sports, that's pretty much all there is there.
cease: good to hear your feet are at rest, el
cease: radio, any questions? were you in the audience for thatr, bun?
Principalpoop: the rest of the workers joined softball or soccer games in progress?
cease: hows it goin, poop?
Principalpoop: what is a superball?
Bunnyboy: Didn't see, hear or read a machine play, cat.
cease: you dont know about this? from early 90s
Principalpoop: compared to what cat?
cease: i thoughyt you might have seen it
cease: from before i met ossman. el introduced me to him in 95
cease: what you care to compare it to, compadre
llanwydd: superball is probably a powerball worth twice as much
Principalpoop: i thought you were talking about the size of the head of the puppy
cease: i think this chat comes from about that time
Bunnyboy: Poop: A hormonally enhanced sphere.
Principalpoop: i saw the first flying sphere today, i could not find the link again to share it
Principalpoop: super cool flying ball
cease: just watched Barney's Version for 2nd time with dvd commentary,
llanwydd: I'm too old for Barney
Principalpoop: fife or miller?
cease: seeming similarly imflicted mom tomorrow, i wonder if alzheimer's has a gravitational force?
Elayne: Good lord, '95? Are we sure it wasn't '85?
cease: you become more forgetful when you're with others
Principalpoop: it just seems that way because there are more people to notice
cease: lordless and good enought, but 95 it was
Bunnyboy: Actually, Superball was one of Whammo's flagship products. That, and the Frisbee, and the Hula Hoop.
cease: i was in japan in 85. pre web
llanwydd: I remember whammo
Principalpoop: you thinking of Nerf?
cease: barney's versioh is last novel by one my and most other canadians favourite novelist mordechai richler
Principalpoop: whammo had that gun that gave a big shot of air, that was cool
cease: his sons now rule cbc, but he was a new voice in the 60s to me in la , same time and age and city as leonard cohen
llanwydd: I remember the air gun two. huge barrel
Bunnyboy: Superball was a 60s thing. Nerf was early 70s.
Principalpoop: yes, knock over pingpong balls from bottles from a long way away
Principalpoop: i never had a superball, whaa
Bunnyboy: Emma's head slightly bigger than Superball.
Principalpoop: big paws too?
cease: like meteors launched from jewish montreal onto the world into the swining 60s. exp0 67, baby
Bunnyboy: BARNEY'S VISION is a cool film.
cease: just saw it twicxe, bun. have you seen other richler flicsk?
Principalpoop: not Fife or Miller, not on my radar
cease: he wweas screen writer before novelist
Principalpoop: dinosaur neither
cease: giamtti and the last wife are wondrous chemistry
Bunnyboy: DUDDY KRAVITZ? Bits and pieces.
cease: dvd comentary spoke ot how they sparked when first tested together. you really get that
cease: severqal of his novels were turned into so-so made for tv things on cbc but i thought they'd be on netflicks or something
cease: he's loved in canada, but not really know in the states, i dont think
cease: kdravvitz brught dreyfus to some fame anyway
Bunnyboy: Same with Leacock.
cease: it was odd looking at giammati and hoffam, and seeing their heads as derrivced from dreyfus in the duddy flick
||||||||| Dexter Fong steps in at 9:43 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: do you see what i'm looking at here?
Dexter Fong: Hey all
Principalpoop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8IW0mvj55Y
cease: i lved leacok when i first read him. coulndt stop laughing
Principalpoop: found it
llanwydd: hi dex
cease: hey dex
Principalpoop: about time fong
Dexter Fong: Yes Poop, it *is* all about time
llanwydd: could you recommend a leacock work, Cat?
llanwydd: I ask because I've heard good things about him
cease: you['re already much older than barney, dock
Bunnyboy: They're tearing down the viaduct, Ma!
cease: let me check, llan
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Via duck?
Elayne: Well, that's all well and good, PrinPoop, but I'll see that and raise you an incredible journey through how to do a digital painting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nd6I0W1GK7s
llanwydd: I've heard groucho marx was a big fan of stephen leacock
Elayne: Oh, hi Dex!
Elayne: Dex, did Taylor Jessen contact you last week?
Dexter Fong: He Elayne
Dexter Fong: Elayne: I dunno, if he tried email, I haven't been able to access my mail so I don't know...why?
Dexter Fong: Why do you ask?
cease: i loved Literay Lapses and Sunshine Sketches. I don;t remember reading Arcadian Adventures of the Idle Rich but probly did. Kind of the of the Twain/Bierce era
Elayne: Ah okay Dex. Could you call me at work tomorrow around 1 PM and I'll explain?
cease: he said the word and the ate him
llanwydd: I'll check that out, Cat. Thanks
Elayne: He was supposed to be on chat last week and ask you and DocTech if you could help out with something vis a vis Alan Gross and Firesign archival material.
Dexter Fong: E: I'm headed out of town for the weekend, leaving in the morning
llanwydd: where you going, dex?
cease: i was out
cease: now i'm in. hi dex
Dexter Fong: Taylor *was* on chat last week but didn't mention anything like that
Elayne: Okay Dex, email me when you have access again: elayneriggs@yahoo.com
Dexter Fong: llan: Going up to the northern catskills
Elayne: I'll check with DocTech as well, maybe he mentioned it to Doc.
cease: el, is taylor in touch with you?
llanwydd: I know the place, Dex
Dexter Fong: llan: It's a big place
cease: sounds like a 60s tune
Dexter Fong: Big as all outdoors
cease: iiii know a place where...something
llanwydd: lol
cease: arent those cats skilled yet?
Elayne: Yes Cat, he is.
Elayne: I haven't heard from him since his initial inquiry, but I have it saved in my email.
Principalpoop: watch out fong, horrible food up in some of those places, and such small portions hehe
Bunnyboy: This bus is rockin', in a not so great way. Nitey!
Principalpoop: careful bunny
Elayne: BRB
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Please exit from the rear like a ....well, you get my drift
llanwydd: Nite Bunnyboy
cease: by bun
cease: if you get my meaning
cease: catch
||||||||| 9:56 PM -- Bunnyboy left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Elayne: Night, Bunny-- oh, I missed him.
Principalpoop: you could not miss him before he was gone anyway
llanwydd: well, I'm out of here too. see you next week.
Principalpoop: night llan
||||||||| "9:58 PM? I'm late!" exclaims llanwydd, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
cease: by lalln
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: buy mennen
Principalpoop: las vegas again huh cat, got the fever?
cease: maybe work, poop
||||||||| DonQuixoTween steps in at 10:02 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Principalpoop: nice
DonQuixoTween: Evenin' folks
Principalpoop: blowing windmills again?
cease: i'm doing some projects that are more and more vegas centric. dont know where else you can get that kind of food for those prcies
cease: hi tween
DonQuixoTween: Chasing them all over the place
Principalpoop: roanoke is putting up a farm soon
cease: walking from hotel room thru casino full of people gamgling is as alien as walkling through a differnt galaxy, but not an appealing one
Principalpoop: just wave and wink as people as you go by
Principalpoop: leaves are in full color this week
cease: few of them seem to be having a good time, except guys ogling women
cease: yes poop, even in uncandian van
Elayne: HumHey Tween!
Elayne: I think I'm cutting out for the evening, folks. Have a safe Hallowe'en!
||||||||| Elayne rushes off, saying "10:07 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Principalpoop: night E
cease: by el
cease: rushes indeed
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, 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...
DonQuixoTween: Quite a cold snap across the US, apparently. Was almost 90 yesterday and will be in the low 40's tonight
DonQuixoTween: Been playing with the Canadian Weather Machine again, cease?
Principalpoop: yes, blame the canucks
Principalpoop: i think the occupy roanoke effort was sabotaged
Principalpoop: the organizer wanted people to show up at 630 in the morning and then parades every 10 minutes
Principalpoop: just weird
cease: wehn my wife wants to wear gloves, it's cold
Principalpoop: before you even show up, you know you will have to butt heads with a butthead...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:15 PM, dragging H.Stones by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Principalpoop: you button your top jacket button?
DonQuixoTween: Well, it's great to see the people demonstrating all over the world, but how do we fix it is my question.
cease: put the limey in the coconut and shake it all up
DonQuixoTween: Stones, old man, how are you?
Principalpoop: your highness, oh great merciful lord
cease: tween, at leas the question of inquality is being adressed forcibly in the media, is owned by the 1%
H.Stones: I have made a start so from now on there will be no grovelling permitted
Principalpoop: hold the wall street people accountable, somehow
Principalpoop: the big boys know how to do that
DonQuixoTween: Yes, it's great that we're having the conversation. I agree, cease
cease: i worked in alternative media for many years inlcuidng the incubator of this movement
cease: i was out there planting seeds decades ago that are just now begining to blom
DonQuixoTween: No need to kiss his ring, P
H.Stones: Ultimately, freedom is a state of mind
DonQuixoTween: kewl
DonQuixoTween: True
DonQuixoTween: but equal justice under law helps
Principalpoop: i thought freedom was just nothing left to lose?
H.Stones: the latest form of oppression used by politicians and the big corporations is DEBT
Principalpoop: you wear a ring stones? I will kiss it
cease: hemlock, youre much older than me and probably even more involved over the half century or so
H.Stones: people sit in fear of having their property seized, so the best way to fight this mindset is to travel light,
cease: i was way into the first north african revolution of the 50s-60s, were you
Principalpoop: and find the cost the freedom, buried in the ground
cease: ?
cease: i'm still inspried by those ideas
DonQuixoTween: H.Stones: the latest form of oppression used by politicians and the big corporations is DEBT <> absolutely
H.Stones: its the big corps that reckon we all owe them a living but it aint really so, if they are so concerned, they should do the worrying. they want our money but we dont have any so let those bastards in wall stree do the worrying seeing as how they created this situation
DonQuixoTween: CSN, P refers to
H.Stones: BBC right now talking about tented settlements across the world, its on now
Principalpoop: we keep them hidden here, as much as possible
DonQuixoTween: What sort of tented settlements?
DonQuixoTween: Hooverville type affairs?
Principalpoop: exactly
H.Stones: wide coalitions of protesters, and of course the homeless
cease: i come from where this came from here in van, but i dont think it wioll end wiell here
H.Stones: eventually, the settlements get so big they can no longer be hidden
DonQuixoTween: Well, considering the dire (and soon to be more so) economic straits, it dowsn't surprise me.
cease: the leftr wing mayor is losing support for not kickng them out and new mayor may boot them with iron boots
cease: outside of tokyo city hall there has been a tent city of homeless for yeas
DonQuixoTween: Well, you've heard what's been going on in Oakland
Principalpoop: they are lazy, should get a job at the shale oil fields hehe
cease: i think it's sitll there, google could tell. anyway, its in a great japanes flick called
H.Stones: its on the radio right now
H.Stones: Occupy Oakland
cease: Tokyo Godfathers. i mean a really great flick
DonQuixoTween: Didn't know about Tokyo, cease. Wouldn't have thought it in that culture
Principalpoop: using tear gas on peaceful folks, marvelous
cease: i thought oakland was so progressive.
H.Stones: check out the bbc world service live stream, or the bbc radio four live stream
Principalpoop: their permit expired, they became criminals not legal associating americans
cease: no tween, all my long life there, lots of homeless people living in train statoins
DonQuixoTween: Principalpoop: they are lazy, should get a job at the shale oil fields hehe <> lol
cease: when i was first there, i was attacked because of my skin colour
cease: by ww2 vets
DonQuixoTween: good lord, cease
DonQuixoTween: wow
cease: give us the url, stonesy
H.Stones: the bankers and financeers should get a fucking job for a start, all they do is grasp and ruin everything. polishing a desk or a seat all day is neither productive nor sustainable
cease: i ghad my glasses knocked off and stoledn by a one legged man. only thanks to a 2 legged man i got them back.]my crime, having won ww2
H.Stones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
cease: yeah stones, but what is the replacement?
H.Stones: listen live is the choice, through the night (limey time) carries the world service
cease: are you involved with the mondragon people in spain?
Principalpoop: i think europe is doing a financial transactions tax, sounds like a good idea
H.Stones: the replacement is whatever is left
cease: really poop? wow.
Principalpoop: a penny or 2 on each transaction, adds up really fast
H.Stones: Europe agreed last night to cancel the Greek debt,
cease: no stones, you're not that much drunker than i am. but we can both invision a better world
cease: i was born in a socialist saskatchwan. i know it exissts
Principalpoop: goldman sachs sold greece bogus securities, and goes unpunished...
H.Stones: basically led by Germany, they told the banks they would only ge t 50% of what they are owed and thats all there is
DonQuixoTween: I heard they're writing down 50% of the Greek debt
H.Stones: the laternative is 100% of nothing
DonQuixoTween: yeah, that's the way I understood it
cease: what do you know of alfternative banking systems, stones, such as the public banks of german?
DonQuixoTween: Exactly
cease: yes but if not goldma, it would have been another. the system has to changf
cease: make greed difficult.
H.Stones: the main difference from here to there is that the USA Fed is the only bank in the world that pays of its debts by simply printing more money. maybe we should all start doing that, or just give the twats IOUs
Principalpoop: the things are too big and complex for a human to handle....but that is a severe restriction of freedom to say so
DonQuixoTween: Yes, since Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1971
H.Stones: there are groups of people now breaking back into empty homes in Detroit etc and moving back some homeless people
DonQuixoTween: I favor returning to commodity-based currency
cease: i had just landed in tokyo when that happened, tween
cease: imagine my difficulty trying to buy uyen
Principalpoop: the kock brothers or somebody was able to manipulate the gold price, that is not a good basis for economies
DonQuixoTween: Bush and Obama would not be able to wage their wars if they weren't able to print money out of thin air
cease: barter is big business in vancouver. probably more where you live
H.Stones: very true Tween
Principalpoop: our wars are turning out ok, i hate to say so
DonQuixoTween: Oh? Libya may institute Sharia law, or so I've heard
Principalpoop: the folks in those countries are having elections, instead of dictators, what more could we give them?
cease: all those dead iraqis is ok witgh you, poop?
cease: fuck the what?
H.Stones: only because people are led by the nose to believe the shit they spew, the reality of the current situation is very different from what is printed and broadcast
Principalpoop: they and iran killed each other much more than we killed, saddam gassed his own people
DonQuixoTween: and after how many hundreds of thousands of innocents killed in Iraq and Afghanistan?
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Ben Bland inside, makes a note of the time (10:35 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
DonQuixoTween: What 'OK' about it?
DonQuixoTween: Hello Ben
cease: lots of death to go arouond, true. but by add more?
cease: hye bland
H.Stones: the Repiglicans often say the BBC is a communist organisation, merely because it occasionlly lets a bit of truth escape
cease: how's it blanding?
cease: biuld your dream house yet?
Principalpoop: innocents? americans die due to lack of proper health care every day in america, WTF about innocents?
DonQuixoTween: There was no Al-Queda in Iraq before we invaded. There sure as hell are now
Ben Bland: Baja
cease: you have to be over 50 to get that "joke"
Principalpoop: get off that high horse
DonQuixoTween hands P a pair of devil's advocate horns just in time for Halloween
cease: poop, have you ever been on a high horse?
H.Stones: (saddles up an even higher horse)
Principalpoop: oh yes, I have been horribly wrong, and took a long time to realize it
DonQuixoTween: Catherwood, please give P a pitchfork
||||||||| Catherwood gives p a pitchfork.
H.Stones: anybody got any pitch?
Principalpoop: baja? who is going to taco bell?
Ben Bland: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1138838 "Noah Adams talks with Peter Bergman of Firesign Theater about British actor and comic Spike Milligan..."
Principalpoop: i recall listening to that one, cool
Ben Bland: Okay, the interview was admittedly nine years ago
Principalpoop: it is timeless
cease: when i was in grades 6-7, i was in a school that had horse riding as one of its courses
cease: big fuckers
cease: scared me to almost death
H.Stones: i have been a fan of Spike ever since the Goons when i was a small child
cease: are there such a thing as Big children?
DonQuixoTween: are any of you guyz on Facebook?
cease: that sounds like a good Goons routine
H.Stones: eventually i found myself on the same stage with him,
cease: i am thru my daugter's site, yes tween
Principalpoop: no me, I am considering it, slowly
H.Stones: i used to be on Face book but its full of drongos and neredowells
cease: her 33rd birthday was tuesday so i was part of thatr
H.Stones: lots of spam and jerkoffs pretending they have friends they dont have
DonQuixoTween: I loved riding when I was at boarding school, but I was 14-15
cease: put a qr code on her grave thanks to doc, link to herwebsite doc and richard arnold created shortly after her death
Principalpoop: finally, a home for me stones lol
DonQuixoTween: What should I look for, cease?
cease: no stone,s the firesing and their pals use it to promote themselves
H.Stones: lol poop
DonQuixoTween: It can be a mess, for sure Stones
cease: my duaghter's friends and her generation seem to use it as email
cease: i need to connect iwth my dauighter
cease: people but can onlydo so with facebook
H.Stones: twittter is even worse
DonQuixoTween: What the name to look for, cease?
DonQuixoTween: Twitter is a deluge
Ben Bland: "Peter Tork of The Monkees also played banjo" in a song on George Harrison's first solo album "but was not credited." So says Wikipedia.
H.Stones: imagine a world where even the greatest and most important statements were restricted to 140 characters
Principalpoop: all things must pass?
Ben Bland: Bet you didn't know THAT!
cease: yeah stones i'm not on twitter. but i will need a phone soon. it's half a buck for a pay phone now
H.Stones: i know that a lot of stuff on Wikipedia is opinion rather than fact
Ben Bland: I suppose his banjo playing was a matter of opinion.
Principalpoop: is that right cat? lordy
Ben Bland: "You call that banjo playing?"
Principalpoop: truth in advertising, fans of the monkees are doubtful to like harrisons first album...
cease: truth and advertsings rarely appear in the same sentence
Principalpoop: yes a while ago
H.Stones: and nmever in governmkent
H.Stones: excuse typing but CTS makes it difficult
cease: how expensive is it for you to use a pay phone for a local call where you live?
Principalpoop: if you can find one, I don't know hehe
H.Stones: rouond here a local payphone call starts around a dollar
Principalpoop: I have not seen one in years
DonQuixoTween: Yeah, they are few and far between these days
Ben Bland: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgkd6y5ubt1qznyz8o1_500.jpg Photographic evidence. But's it's not a banjo.
DonQuixoTween: Eveybody's got a cell
H.Stones: of course over long distance you dont get much of a bang for your buck
H.Stones: Cell phones over here are very xpensive
Principalpoop: ahh drugs years, that explains something
Principalpoop: so is gasoline stones, america is big open spaces, needs cheap gas and cell phones
H.Stones: we cannot always get what we want
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:50 PM and d0ctecaz01d steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: hi doc
H.Stones: hi doc
cease: wow. it's doc fucking tech
Principalpoop: but sometimes you get what you need
cease: bless us, for we are blessed
Principalpoop: fuck us, for we are fucked
H.Stones: more often you get only what you deserve
Ben Bland: That looks more like a banjo. http://media.photobucket.com/image/%2522Peter%20Tork%2522%20%2522George%20Harrison%2522/courvoisierandcarbitral/beatlepics/George/george-mal-tork.jpg
d0ctecaz01d: looooooooooong day
d0ctecaz01d: i am toast
Principalpoop: pete has a bit of a beard there
Principalpoop: take it easy, relax
Principalpoop: cat has a recipe for crab toast he wants to try
cease: oh by the way, i should promote doc's latest addition to my daughter's website.
Ben Bland: Peter Bergman and Spike Milligan are a more impressive combination.
d0ctecaz01d: yer too kind
d0ctecaz01d: cat you feeling any better?
d0ctecaz01d: got your appetite back?
Principalpoop: you are a good man charlie brown
cease: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2342979281/
Principalpoop: only members can see that
Ben Bland: I don't belong to Facebook. And I don't tweet.
cease: hye doc, dvd comentary by directors, richler's pals and dustin
Principalpoop: we are old foagies ben
cease: isten to it if possible.
H.Stones: for basic messages we still use text over here but of course like most other places, messenger and skype are the best and cheapest way of communication
cease: montrela has never looked more romantic
Ben Bland: But it hasn't affected my appetite.
cease: why isnt url posted?
Principalpoop: i will know once my mouth has settled down from the dental work
cease: ah, there it is
cease: yes poop last week i was here after dentist.
Ben Bland: "I don't tweet. But it hasn't affected my appetite"
cease: coulndt use mouth, but could type
cease: as if I can Type
DonQuixoTween: lol
cease: hey blaand. you're in san diego, right/
d0ctecaz01d: will do - copped a copy of the flick
Principalpoop: i thought microsoft bought skype, how long can it last?
Ben Bland: No. Riverside, California. Home of the historic Mission Inn hotel.
Principalpoop: the dog wants out, woof bbl
DonQuixoTween: Well guys, Mickey's hands are pointing to 10, so I must be on my way. I wish everyone good health, and have a great week.
d0ctecaz01d: nite tween
d0ctecaz01d: thanks
d0ctecaz01d: and please don't touch that dial
DonQuixoTween: Until last time, again...
cease: by twen
||||||||| "10:58 PM? I'm late!" exclaims DonQuixoTween, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
H.Stones: good luck with the campaign Tween
Ben Bland: Months ago, an unknown Firehead hipped me to Papoo's in Burbank. And I didn't get the chance to thank him.
cease: i vaguely know where that is. i grew up in van nys
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Ben Bland: I'm sad to report that Papoo's finally went out of business. http://articles.burbankleader.com/2011-08-30/news/tn-blr-0831-papoos_1_leona-gardner-health-department-doors
Ben Bland: Something involving the health inspectors? Best left unsaid.
d0ctecaz01d: ok so as a prostate cancer survivor, i felt it appropriate to get myself a magnetic ribbon for my car ... here it is ... http://doctechnical.com/img/ribbon.jpg
cease: wow doc. keep on surviving. you are an inspiration
cease: with the appropriate herbal ingredient
d0ctecaz01d: thanks cat
cease: if i'm not your friend, does gravity exist?
d0ctecaz01d: and its oppposite - comedy
d0ctecaz01d: on a scale of 1 to 10, what is the likelihood that this question is in binary?
Ben Bland: http://www.google.com/search?q=Papoo%27s+Burbank&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1668&bih=907
cease: and the unknown marks brother, zero
d0ctecaz01d: lol
Ben Bland: Did Jay Leno go there?
d0ctecaz01d: arab 1: allah be praised ... i've invented the zero! arab 2: what? arab 1: nothing, nothing...
cease: i am trying not fo fall off my chair laughiing at your pic, doc
Ben Bland: I find it hard to imagine seeing Conan O'Brien there.
cease: speak ill as you will of jay, the funniest comic i've ever seen was him
d0ctecaz01d: glad ya like it, cat
Ben Bland: Speak ill of Jay Leno? Why would I do that?
d0ctecaz01d: his standup is better than his sitdown
cease: at an open theatre in van in nov so it was very cold and he kept me rolling on cement floor for an hour
Ben Bland: He was in Americathon.
cease: no one else, and i've seen many comics, was that paralyzingily funny
Ben Bland: There is no one to blame.
d0ctecaz01d: now he's like a restaurant with a good location
cease: anyone hear marc maron's interview with carront top this week?
Ben Bland: The food was sometimes paralyzing.
d0ctecaz01d: no - i bet it was great
d0ctecaz01d: wtf is a phenomenally engrossing podcast
Ben Bland: Paralyzingly great.
cease: i saw carro'ts ads when i was in vegas and rembre laughiing at him on leno
H.Stones: Sorry friends but i have to go and sort a pile of documents and filing then turn in, another busy day and an early start
Ben Bland: Phenominally paralyzingly great
cease: his interview was so good it made me want to see his show. i may do that
H.Stones: take c a re all and stay well
cease: ok stones, i hope honey is ok
Ben Bland: Phenominally paralyzingly engrossingly great
Principalpoop: night stones, love to honey, courage
H.Stones: oh yes, honey says hell to all and will be online soon as the snow stops
cease: let it stop, let it stop, let it stop
d0ctecaz01d: nite stones - and tip of the hat to honey s,
d0ctecaz01d: honey s.
H.Stones: love and peace to all
d0ctecaz01d: re busy days - i can relate!
d0ctecaz01d: daze!
Ben Bland: I'm just bitter because I'm diabetic.
Ben Bland: Not insane!
cease: are you managine it well, ben?
Principalpoop: they must have something you can eat there
cease: my diabetic grand dad died younger than i am now
d0ctecaz01d: and i think i shall do the same - sorry for the brief visit, would've been here earlier but for a confab re radiofreeoz - nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzz.......
Ben Bland: I can't manage my imagination
Principalpoop: maybe at least you can polish the fender
||||||||| Around 11:14 PM, d0ctecaz01d walks off into the sunset...
Principalpoop: night doc
cease: all the best. rest well
Ben Bland: Seriously, I'd visit Papoo's. But now I can't. Too late.
Ben Bland: But my blood sugar thanks me.
cease: my doc wants me to avoid such things. my body too
Ben Bland: Papoo's went out of business this summer.
cease: i have no idea what papoo is. but that's cool
Principalpoop: everybody eating good, no more good eats places
cease: avoid white tihngs.
Principalpoop: you did not see the link? looks like lots of people loved papoos
cease: remember gresat zapp[a tune about 65 la riot
cease: you know i'm not black, but sometimes i wish i weren't white
Ben Bland: cease, Papoo's was a diner.
cease: 1st or 2nd alb um
Principalpoop: racist, maybe lol
Ben Bland: Papoo, Papoon. There could be a connection.
Principalpoop: i am sometimes a diner at a diner for dinner
cease: i was back home in saskatachewan when that happened. when i got back to la, everfyone was freaked out. the blacks are comiing up into the hills to killl us. and i didnt even live inten killls
Ben Bland: Didn't buoys prefer Bob's Big Boy?
cease: thikn there is some resonance of that fear in firesign work of t67
Ben Bland: er, berzerko lounge
cease: great burgers in mid 60s
cease: bread very good, beef too
Principalpoop: yes sir
cease: later when the chain expanded, it turned into shit
Ben Bland: Papoo's wuz prolly better
Principalpoop: good onion rings, real milk shakes
Principalpoop: probably was, but not bad for a chain
cease: but the 63 bob's burger was superb
Ben Bland: There wuz a place on my bus route called Volcano Burgers
Principalpoop: i am not a jalipino kinda guy
cease: my fave was at fahion square, the terryaki burger
cease: long johh silver? no. whatr was it called
cease: ak
cease: half a century ago, eh
cease: first time i ever had pineaple on a burger. still love it
Ben Bland: I think Bob's wuz prolly the only place open late in those days.
Principalpoop: ok ok, you have made me hungry, have a super week
||||||||| Principalpoop rushes off, saying "11:24 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
cease: were you in the vallye int the early 60s, ben?
Ben Bland: Pasadena
cease: i vagueyly know where that is
||||||||| Dexter Fong waltzes in at 11:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: Sigh) Internet issues
cease: i was at rose parade in late 50s, then visited freind at cal tech with my wife in 75
cease: i would like to visit nest trip to la
cease: hey dexc, did you see flick Client 8
cease: i really enjoyed it
Dexter Fong: Dont think so
cease: client 9
Ben Bland: Greater Pasadena. Not far from where Phil Spector lived in Alhambra. Why did he live there?
cease: , th wall strtee/bush vs spitzer
Dexter Fong: Thor told him to?
Ben Bland: Evidence of mental decline.
cease: i think maron lives in some sort of pasadena suburb
Ben Bland: Who?
cease: i would realoly like to hear your review of that flick. you knew him, eh?
Dexter Fong: Gotta go park, see you next week, internet provider willing
cease: great la comedian, marc maron. has podcast called what the fuck. google him
Ben Bland: The second half of the first Love-In happened in Pasadena. And you know who's idea that wuz
cease: maybe he'll interview a firesign member. that's what we're here for
cease: by dex
cease: keep aliive, eh
cease: ok starvation can no longer be avoilded.. off i go
||||||||| At 11:31 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, cease!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| "11:31 PM? 11:31 PM!!" says Catherwood, "RedPillTweeny should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as RedPillTweeny enters and sits on the divan.
Ben Bland: I guess Peter Bergman hadn't been back for long from pal-ing around London with Spike Milligan.
Ben Bland: Am I becoming incoherent?
Ben Bland: "The year 1967... Drug-crazed youth discovered vagrancy as a way of life" - Frank Zappa
||||||||| 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 intense demonic possession
||||||||| H.Stones - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Ben Bland: Peter Bergman invented the phrase "Love-In" is what I meant to say.
||||||||| Catherwood leads llanwydd inside, makes a note of the time (11:43 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: anybody still here?
||||||||| It's 11:55 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
||||||||| Ben Bland - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| 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:
Ben Bland
Dexter Fong
Faustus Halloween
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