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 November 03, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and EnergizerTweeny gets out at 8:59 PM.
EnergizerTweeny: It keeps Tweening, and Tweening...
||||||||| Merlyn bounds in at 8:59 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
EnergizerTweeny: Hey Merl
Merlyn: hey ho tween
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, November 03, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Merlyn: now, we wait
EnergizerTweeny: The student waits, while the master baits
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:04 PM and cease steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
cease: hi tween and merl
cease: are you part of the firesign flick, merl?
cease: earl jive was talking about it on facebook today
Merlyn: Don't know what he was referring to
cease: "a film about the firesign theatre" sounds like something you and your camera would be involved with
Merlyn: I'm looking at the stills he posted, looks like a documentary sort of
EnergizerTweeny: Evenin' cease
Merlyn: a guy named Andre Perkowski is filming it
EnergizerTweeny: Oooh, a FST Rockumentary?
cease: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2424215768637.143998.1348783559&type=3
cease: how are things in texas, tween?
cease: i was a surprised it was a merlyn flick
EnergizerTweeny: Looks cool :)
EnergizerTweeny: Dry, cease
EnergizerTweeny: but generally decent weather
EnergizerTweeny: Very busy apartment hunting
EnergizerTweeny: How do you 'follow' it, cease?
EnergizerTweeny: How are things in Van?
cease: getting cold here
EnergizerTweeny: We had quite a cold snap here. Was near 90 n Tuesday, will be headed into the low 30's tonight
Merlyn: I think our economy is near the '30s
cease: i hear nothing but bad news from the states. europe too
EnergizerTweeny: hehe @ Merlyn
EnergizerTweeny: If not worse, this time because the economy is global :/
EnergizerTweeny: Greece may leave the party altogether
EnergizerTweeny: and Italy and Spain are not in great shape
cease: i'm watching news from oakland
cease: i have friends there
Merlyn: the squeaky economy gets Greece
cease: Greek freinds too
EnergizerTweeny: Oakland is getting a bit 60's-ish, eh?
Merlyn: maybe we should just have a global practice war to get everything going again
cease: just made an omlette with some dried thyme from friend's farm in crete
cease: salt too
EnergizerTweeny: You should have your own cable show, cease - The Canuk Gourmet :-)
EnergizerTweeny: Yeah Merl, that would seem about where we are
cease: maybe odyssyes will lend me his nose
cease: i'm far too ugly ever to be on tv
EnergizerTweeny: Using the Middle East as a weapons/tactics proving ground for WWIII :(
EnergizerTweeny: Well, Julia Child was not prom queen
EnergizerTweeny: or are you afraid you'll end up like Dan Ackroyd's SNL impersonation ;)
cease: at least she knew something about food
EnergizerTweeny: and you do not??
EnergizerTweeny: d have fooled me
Merlyn: julia child loved that bit and played it at parties
EnergizerTweeny: could
cease: compared to people who review food, no
cease: yesterday's blog post, for example, which everyone knows is at www.seemrealland.blogspot.com
cease: is more about my daughter than it is about the food i'm eating and filming
cease: i didnt know what the bottom ingredient was, told it was a kind of cheese.
EnergizerTweeny: "Was the Genocide Cafˇ already taken?" LOL
cease: the blog has always been more autobiography and wordplay then any serious description of food. i often have no idea what i'm eating
EnergizerTweeny: Hey, food can be an adventure in an of itself.
EnergizerTweeny: and I sunderstand what you said about crab (I grew up near the Eastern Shore of Maryland)
EnergizerTweeny: *understand
EnergizerTweeny: Do you drink a lot of green tea?
EnergizerTweeny: Cucumber on tea seems slightly weird
cease: i never liked green tea. when i lived in japan, i was served it daily but drank as little as i could get away with
EnergizerTweeny: "You'd expect Kerouac to peer out from behind the pears, and Ginzberg howling at the mint."
EnergizerTweeny: lol again
EnergizerTweeny: You do have a way with words ;)
cease: thanks
EnergizerTweeny: People are always pushing the good health effects of green tea
cease: beets naturally conjured the Beat Generation to me
cease: Fumiyo's parents drank oceans of green tea and died barely older than dex. my parents lived into their 90s and never drank a cup
EnergizerTweeny: interesting
EnergizerTweeny: Ah, the beet generation, of course
cease: reading michael pollan's book In Defense of Food which has a lot to say about Nutritionism
cease: you keep it sweet, beet-head
EnergizerTweeny: Well, good nutrition has its place
||||||||| Principalpoop sashays in at 9:32 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
EnergizerTweeny: Hey P
Principalpoop: hola
cease: hey poop
Principalpoop: you are what you eat, from soup to nuts
EnergizerTweeny: Check out cease's new culinary op-ed - www.seemrealland.blogspot.com
Principalpoop: a long one, I will catch it later
cease: first elayne suggested i turn it into a book. then two of Bit's friends. the other night, i got an email from austin also telling me to turn it into a book. i guess i better take their advice
Principalpoop: i am a philistine, i like macdonalds anyway
EnergizerTweeny: mmmmm McRib
cease: that's my project for next year.
EnergizerTweeny: kewl, cease :-)
Principalpoop: i have not had one yet, torture to only offer it sometimes hehe
EnergizerTweeny: Do it, guy
Principalpoop: next year? why wait?
cease: no, i'm writing it now. i mean completing it and finding publisher.
EnergizerTweeny: a waity decision
Principalpoop: i know I am a procrastinator ahh ok
cease: writing is WAY easier than getting published
Principalpoop: get on your horse if you want too tween, giddyup hehe
EnergizerTweeny: Well, the market for books has changed so dramatically
Principalpoop: writing is torture, I am never pleased with what I write
cease: i actually have several projecfts, but i figure i have to finish this one before i go on to other things
Principalpoop: cook books always sell
cease: i enjoy writing, and enjoy reading what i wrote. maybe all the intoxicants though
EnergizerTweeny: Unless you're turning it into a coffee table book, something that can't be put on a Kindle (hint, hint), then I don;t know how you make money any more
cease: yeah i have some great recipes. fumiyo's spinahce salmon thing is amazing
EnergizerTweeny: but then again I feel the same way about the music business these days
Principalpoop: it has to be a new york times thing before you make any money, if that is why you are doing it, that is trouble
cease: i doubt the ny times will ever hear about anything i ever do
Principalpoop: you never know
Principalpoop: i would not count on it, but you never know
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'Herr Head', just granted probation at 9:42 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
cease: if "any money" means a comped meal or two down the road, i'd be happy with that. but most places i eat at, i usually find something negative to say
Principalpoop: i don't think the guys set out to be enshrined in the library of congress
cease: REALLY good point, poop
Principalpoop: guten abend herr head
cease: but they were of that caliber in 1967
cease: any relation to Harold Hedd?
Principalpoop: that is all the german I know, except gesundheit
Principalpoop: danke something shone, scone, schone
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:45 PM and BightreThighreHighre bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: hey big
BightreThighreHighre: Hi ya, friends....
cease: hi big. how's the rig?
BightreThighreHighre: been a while since I done hung out with ya'll under the dwarf maples....
cease: don't pass that maple, hand me the dwarf
Merlyn: hey bigre, pp, head
BightreThighreHighre: Cease- SHINEY SIDE UP, GOOD BUDDY!! ;)
Principalpoop: Hi M
cease: you new here, herr head, or just new name?
BightreThighreHighre: Have you all seen this yet? cracks me up!!
Principalpoop: bienvenu herr head, hejsa ciao
BightreThighreHighre: http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2010/01/funniest-car-commercial-ive-ever-seen.html
cease: sounds like experanto
BightreThighreHighre: Aloha, Groovy Poop!!
BightreThighreHighre: Hola, master Merlyn!
cease: that is unbelievably funny
Principalpoop: goodness, makes me want to go buy a fucking car hehe
cease: even if my dad wasn't his competitor
Merlyn: ralph spoilsport was based on ralph williams
cease: ralph was big then
BightreThighreHighre: Just now fire-ing up my brand new Propellerhead-Reason DAW music studio....
cease: proc has a riff somewhere about learning to do ralph cuz he didn't have a driver's license and only sat around la and watched tv when he wasn't working
BightreThighreHighre: Reaon 6 ....
EnergizerTweeny: Sounds very cool, Bright :)
BightreThighreHighre: (Reason) DAMN TYPOS
EnergizerTweeny: or should I say, BTH
cease: too bad proc never got into chat. the tales he could tell us!
BightreThighreHighre: www.propellerhead.se
Principalpoop: you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today
EnergizerTweeny: Doc Tech uses Reason, to very good avantage
BightreThighreHighre: free, full up, demo at the site....
Merlyn: I only use treason
EnergizerTweeny: I prefer the real thing (old analogs), but digital has become very good indeed
||||||||| It's 9:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Herr Head - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: nice to hear bergman mentioning doctech on radio free oz
Principalpoop: aufidderseine head
EnergizerTweeny: BTH is hereby charged with Reason!
cease: not so nice having doc do even more work for the lads with all he has to take care of in real life
cease: i wonder who head was?
EnergizerTweeny: Hey Merlyn, would it be a big deal to get Nino working again?
EnergizerTweeny: Not that it's all that accurate, but hey
Merlyn: let me check
EnergizerTweeny: Who _was_ that masked header?
BightreThighreHighre: NASTY dust storm tomorrow in Arizona, but I'm gonna try to make it to see Maria Malduar in Cottonwood, AZ tomorrow night....
cease: merl, did you know austin and taylor were here in recent chat? i thought they were looking for you
Principalpoop: i rode my bicycle past your window last night
Merlyn: didn't hear that cat, but they both have my email addy
Principalpoop: cool, but be careful big
BightreThighreHighre: http://www.oldtowncenter.org/events.html
||||||||| Outside, the 9:58 PM bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Elayne coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Evenin' all! Sorry I'm late, I actually had an event to attend this evening.
cease: hi el
Merlyn: cat, you mean back on aug 25? that's the most recent Austin that I see, at least that he signed as a Firesign
cease: are they giving you a gala for all your long service, el?
BightreThighreHighre: ByenVenooty, Elayne!!
Elayne: Uh, no Cat. :)
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: it was last week or the week before
Principalpoop: Hi E
Elayne: I went to see my friend Trina Robbins present the should-be-more-famous Lily Renee, a comic book pioneer who escaped from the Nazis in the kinder-whoseewhatsis to England.
cease: but he didnt sign in in red
Elayne: Fascinating octegenarian. Really classy-looking lady.
Elayne: http://www.trinarobbins.com/Trina_Robbins/Lily_Ren%C3%A9e.html
Principalpoop: octgenarian? she only eats octopus?
Merlyn: OK, last week cat
cease: i imagine dex will be a fascinating octegenarian in a few years and he's not even a lady
Elayne: "In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily’s life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her and her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily’s journey. She must escape many more times — from servitude, hardship and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books."
cease: sounds inspiring
Principalpoop: goodness
Elayne: As much as I love Trina, listening to Lily Renee was far more interesting.
Elayne: Oh, she's very inspiring. In addition to drawing comics, she modeled and did lots of other stuff.
Merlyn: ok cat, but I didn't seem him mention me, or taylor. Maybe the week before too?
Elayne: Her face was plaster-cast or something for use in Fifth Ave department store mannequins, and people in those days kept coming up to her saying, "Don't I know you?"
Elayne: She's still pretty swellegant looking.
cease: merl, it wasn't that he mentioned you, it was just a sense i had that he expected to see you here.
Merlyn: oh ok
Elayne: There are lots of old photos of her on Google Images: https://www.google.com/search?q=lily+renee&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=P&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HkizTuikJOLX0QGxuaTWBA&ved=0CEsQsAQ&biw=985&bih=625&sei=%20KUizTrLHJqnw0gHH0YSuDw
Merlyn: and I see taylor used a gag name
Elayne: And a few more recent ones. :)
cease: that's extraordinary, el
EnergizerTweeny: The swelling's gone down, hasn't it E?
Elayne: It was a nice evening, but way too short. Trina and Lily were late, didn't get there till 7:309, and I was out of there by 8:30. Long ride home.
Elayne: Indubitably,Gtween.
EnergizerTweeny: /mw loves the Pink Hotel bits
EnergizerTweeny me loves the Pink Hotel bits like Over The Edge
Principalpoop: she is still striking
EnergizerTweeny has to remember that Merl doesn't use normal IRC commands
cease: doc said bergman was going to start charging for rfo, but no mention of that on the latst podcast. do you konw about that, merl?
EnergizerTweeny: and as has been mentioned, what a cool thing it would be to turn the Pink Hotel video skit into a game
cease: sounds like you had a great time, el
EnergizerTweeny: easy for us to say of course, since it's their money ;)
Merlyn: I don't know anything about that, cat, sorry
cease: as austin said last week tween, the ABSENCE of money
cease: its not that people talk to me, it's more that occasionally i'm in the room with people talking
Elayne: I had an okay time, Cat. I'm glad I went, but it wasn't like party central or anything.
cease: you get out and do things. 99% of success is just showing up, someone once said
Principalpoop: one of my old girlfriends used to say that, thanks for the stab hehe
Principalpoop: move move along, speak of something else
Principalpoop: the silence is awkward here
cease: hey el, you suggested i turn blog into book. austin agrees
cease: also two of bit's friends (one who's moving to nyc next year) want me to write book to publicize bit, which only makes sense
cease: want to have it finished and on e-shelves next year, inshallah
Elayne: Ah, great minds think alike. :)
Elayne: I do like the idea of a Bit of a Book.
cease: indeed
Elayne: Must go, a bit too dizzy from all that travel. I'm just not as young as I used to be!
Principalpoop: i glanced at cell phones today to buy one for the first time, I waited too long, too complex now
||||||||| "10:17 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Elayne, who then runs out through the french doors and down through the flowerbeds.
Principalpoop: night E
cease: well at the end of her life, she was going to a lot of restaurants cuz she had boyfriends rich enough to take her to them
cease: by e
cease: really poop? i was also looking at cheap cellphones at local mall today
Principalpoop: this was on the web, all the different smart phones and such
Principalpoop: i got lost fast
cease: French Doors? is that like Morrison with a baguette?
||||||||| 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 disembarks at 10:19 PM.
llanwydd: good evening
Principalpoop: good eveeening
cease: hi llan
cease: you eat your chicken, eat your pork and beans
llanwydd: what's the topic?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dexter Fong close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:20 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the Aviary.
cease: i eat more coq au vin any man ever seen
Principalpoop: fong is here
llanwydd: Hey Dex
Dexter Fong: Hi guys
Principalpoop: what happened to the catskills?
llanwydd: they were killed
Dexter Fong: Poop: What do you mean?
Principalpoop: a bunch of anderondykes anyway
Principalpoop: i thought you said you would be away mister fongster
Dexter Fong: Poop: Were going to be away past weekend but cancelled cause of the weather
Principalpoop: ahh ok
Dexter Fong: Rescheduled for later this month
Principalpoop: i hope some of the leaves hold out for you...
Dexter Fong: Late tonight due to attending a friends new restaurant break in opening
cease: hi dex
Dexter Fong: Hi cat
cease: i had a beet dish on halloween at a local place that was light years ahead of the beet dish i had at per se with you
Principalpoop: adjusting the times for the new pizza ovens?
llanwydd: a restaurant got broken into?
Dexter Fong: Poop: Pierogi ovens
EnergizerTweeny: Well, I guess we're going to have to move a carrier or two into the Medditerranian. The Greeks may want independence
Principalpoop: I did not know Ralph Pierogi made pizza ovens too
Dexter Fong: llan: Break in meaning serving dinner no charge while the staff learns the ropes
cease: i have pyrogies in my genes. makes it hard to walk
Dexter Fong: Poop: Original Ray Pierogi
llanwydd: I see. thanks dex
Principalpoop: so how was it? think it will fly?
EnergizerTweeny: Peorgie's Pocket Oven?
cease: too much starch. i must be in nick danger
Dexter Fong: Yeah, very classy looking place
Dexter Fong: Guys, myrna has a parking space for me, will be back soonest
EnergizerTweeny: What sort of fool do you take me for?
cease: yu check out my new blog post, dex?
Principalpoop: i will tell your wife about myrna
cease: missed him
Principalpoop: first class, get on your horse if you want, giddy-up
cease: i think his wife would like to know, poop
llanwydd: well, I have to be going. I'll see you all next week.
Principalpoop: toe tapping to GFR into the sun
cease: ok llan
Principalpoop: thanks for checking in, good luck llan
||||||||| At 10:29 PM, llanwydd scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: nickel flavoured ice cream, very popular in the robot disctrict
Principalpoop: android please
EnergizerTweeny: There is a distinct difference between a bozo and a tweeny
cease: one gets blown up, the other just blows up
EnergizerTweeny: although both are inflatable
EnergizerTweeny: that too
Principalpoop: give it a squeeze
cease: inflatable shoes vs inflatable being
EnergizerTweeny: well, blow me down, matey, if it's not Captain Tweeny
cease: better than capt. crunch
EnergizerTweeny: har har, I'll bet you've got a big box to put it in, har har
Principalpoop: what do you do with a drunken sailor, early in the morning
EnergizerTweeny: Yes, what a great idea - giving little kids sugar for breakfast. Let the teachers deal with 'em ;)
EnergizerTweeny only invites drunken mermaids home
cease: bet tween gets a lot of tail
EnergizerTweeny: then they can slap him in the face with their tales, har har
Principalpoop: tumbling dice
Principalpoop: tuna tuna tuna
cease: andrew clay or cassius?
cease: sounds like a riff from Red Shift
EnergizerTweeny: sorrie, charlie
EnergizerTweeny: 40 Too Long is a great Dice bit
cease: i know him from marc maron interview on wtf. don't know his material
cease: good interview with chris rock today
Principalpoop: kiki dee has the music in her
cease: captain equinox too
Dexter Fong: Back
Principalpoop: go cooch
Principalpoop: wb myrna's man
Dexter Fong: Thanks poop
Merlyn: Tween, you near Austin, TX?
EnergizerTweeny: "Dice Buys A Suit"
EnergizerTweeny: last 16 years, Merl
EnergizerTweeny: Austin City
Dexter Fong: Limits
Merlyn: I don't know why Nino still works for me, but I might change the code to use geobytes (again)
Principalpoop: i am using firefox and norton
Principalpoop: could it hide me? somehow
Dexter Fong: I'm using norton and kramden
cease: are you on wikileaks, poop?
Merlyn: Hey, can some of you click this link and tell me if the info looks right:
Merlyn: http://gd.geobytes.com/Gd?after=-1&variables=GeobytesCountry,GeobytesRegion,GeobytesCity,GeobytesLatitude,GeobytesLongitude
Principalpoop: i don't think so, but I don't know how I could be
EnergizerTweeny: ACL on PBS is what got me here, absolutely Dex
cease: had flu shot yesterday. after shot, the doc said you;'re good for another year.
Principalpoop: bingo M
cease: so i said i wish there was a shot to prevent any bad things happening to me for a year
cease: she smiled pleasently
EnergizerTweeny: USTXAUSI
Dexter Fong: Seems okay to me Merlyn
EnergizerTweeny: Near St. Edward's University, if that's useful
Merlyn: Hmm, it should be working then, I thought
Dexter Fong: St. Mickey preserve me
Principalpoop: mine even said roanoke rather than troutville
cease: the trout have their own ville?
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, Nino is still showing only your location, everyone else is "unknown"
Principalpoop: yes, right next to dale
EnergizerTweeny: "And what did you do during the flu epidemic??" "I cought the flue..."
Principalpoop: the native troutville folks have a real slow southern accent
||||||||| Catherwood ushers H Stones in through the front door at 10:51 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
cease: and boy was my chimney happy
H Stones: Greetings
Principalpoop: your highness
cease: hey stones
Dexter Fong: Stones, welcome
cease: i watched great show on bbc recently called The Trap
EnergizerTweeny: Stones old man, how are you?
Principalpoop: there are jews in the world, there are buddhists...
cease: 3 part thing about game theory and the cold war and roboticization of civillization
H Stones: i am sat here chuckling about the sorry state of Greece as their leader decides to wreck any hope of financial improvement inthe Euro Zone
BightreThighreHighre: oops....kickin' it w the neighbors....
EnergizerTweeny: So Stones, do you think that some English economists are being proven right about not joining the Euro (the Greek debacle)?
cease: did you see it stones? somone posted it on facebook
H Stones: yes
Principalpoop: our goldman sachs said they were a good risk and lent them the money, we must have trust
H Stones: it wa always a bad idea
cease: not something i'd ever see on american tv, maybe canadian
EnergizerTweeny: Goldman Sachs & Vanzetti
Principalpoop: the currency exchange market is a scam, use one currency around the world...
H Stones: we had a referendum about joining the common market in the early seventies and i of course voted no. a trading partnership was a good idea but federalisation of europe was always the route to disaster
EnergizerTweeny: yep
Principalpoop: or let everyone make their currency, pesos, pounds, stones, tweens, merlyns, cats
cease: as richard nixon once said, sach it to me
EnergizerTweeny: The Federal Reserve can print money out of thin air
Principalpoop: resistance is futile
EnergizerTweeny: One Dollar to Rule Them All
cease: i am not a number, i'm a free currency
EnergizerTweeny: hehe
H Stones: at least a federised USA has some merit because you more or less all speak the same language, in Europe its just barmy
Principalpoop: it is one world, whether you like it or not, how many worlds do you see?
EnergizerTweeny: Well, Nixon took us off the gold standard in '71. That was the end of the beginning
cease: i landed in tokyo the day that happened tween. it was not a good day to change money
EnergizerTweeny: We can make war all over the world. All we have to do is say we've added to the money supply
EnergizerTweeny: I'll bet, cease
H Stones: i see many worlds, one or two of them have intelligent life, the rest do not
Merlyn: If someone wants to test something, log out, refresh the login screen, and log in again
Principalpoop: i will test, brb
||||||||| 10:57 PM -- Principalpoop left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
EnergizerTweeny: Let's hope there's intelligent life in space, Stones (because there's bugger-all here on Earth)
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Principalpoop', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:57 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
EnergizerTweeny: OK Merl
H Stones: i see from one of our tabloid papers, the Daily Hyena i think it was, that we are now ready to join forces (sic) with the USA and wade neck deep into Iran
||||||||| EnergizerTweeny leaves to catch the 10:57 PM train to Hellmouth.
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies EnergizerTweeny inside, makes a note of the time (10:57 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Principalpoop: back, nino still only shows your location M
cease: how's honey, stones?
Merlyn: still doesn't know you guys
EnergizerTweeny: Well to be fair, it was the Brits who divided up the Middle East after WWI
H Stones: honey is waiting for her tech guy to recover from the flu and fix her computer so she can be here
EnergizerTweeny: hmmmm
cease: you oknow why austin couldnt be in red last week, merl?
cease: aha
Merlyn: that doesn't make much sense, since the link I had you test work; it's using the same link in the login
EnergizerTweeny: darn, Merl :/
H Stones: tell phil not to worry, over here we are all in the red, irrespective of the colour of the ink
Merlyn: Let me see if I can do it a different way
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: the only thing funny i see in there is var sGeobytesIsLocationMatch=false
H Stones: Catherwood, can you spare me a dime ?
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cease: was the occupy thing big over there, stones?
cease: i think van is getting tired of our little camp
Principalpoop: why is it calling it false?
cease: could cost our left mayor the election to a right winger who wants to bulldoze them out of there
H Stones: the camp is set to stay outside St Pauls till the New Year
cease: thats in london, right?
H Stones: yes
cease: its pretty widespread here, but i think the onset of cold weather will change that
H Stones: tis a complex group of environmentalists, anti nukes, and real left wingers
cease: same with the van occupiers. i went down the first day, full of different concerns but all generall left
H Stones: in fact its anyone who can see that their governments and political parties have all been hijacked by corporates
cease: bc always had a big left wing, will probly win next provincial election
Principalpoop: i think a better solution is to get organized and get people elected into office, demonstrating is handwaving...
cease: poop there are many things to be done. this thing certainly has the inequality issue forced into discussion.
H Stones: you need lots of money to get elected and if you join a party, you are hijacked by party concerns which only leads us back to the same melee
cease: that's a victory in itself
Dexter Fong: I refuse to join any party that would accept me
cease: did ya''ll here bergman/ossman debating whether this was enough of a teach in?
Principalpoop: i did not say they were wrong or bad or useless, I said a better solution... imho
H Stones: the party sytem is corrupt in so so many ways, mostly financial, we need more genuine independents who can represent minorites as well as the mainstream
H Stones: very wise, fong
H Stones: i know your platform, six inches off the ground so no one falls off
cease: canada has had socialist governments since before i was born.
cease: the left remains strong here, though the right is curtainly ascendent nationlly
H Stones: socialism is a nice word b ut seldom a reality
Dexter Fong: A socialist government = One in which everyone twitters
H Stones: twittering, blogging etc etc only gives people the impression that they have some power
cease: at some point there will be a redistribution of wealth
cease: although by that time, there may not be much left
Dexter Fong: Don't follow bloggers, watch the parking hoggers
H Stones: there will only be a redistribution of wealth when the world wakes up to the fact there is no wealth
cease: sort of my point, stones
Dexter Fong: Pig nuts, Styones
Principalpoop: The girl at the water cooler is looking for a new fool
cease: though i grew up in a much more optimisitic socialist saskachewan and still see its visions
Merlyn: anyone else using safari on a mac?
Principalpoop: george wallace won a good portion of the national vote, but we have a negro president, things are better
cease: sounds like john wayne hitting on an old actress and a rhino
Dexter Fong: and meanwhile, the Republican Pres candidates are in shambles
H Stones: hlump a rhino for peace eh ?
EnergizerTweeny: Not recently, Merl
Principalpoop: macaroni and cheese sounds good
cease: yes poop, i agree with mlk's long arc theory. i have to.
EnergizerTweeny: How about FF or Chrome or SeaMonkey in Linux?
cease: but the arc may not be in time to save human civilization as we know it
Merlyn: well, you can try once more to see if nino is fixed, but I don't know why it doesn't work
H Stones: but we dont know it !
Principalpoop: we want a new system and civilization anyway
cease: you like mac and cheese, popo?
Principalpoop: have not had it in a while, used to eat a lot, should try again
Principalpoop: brb
||||||||| Principalpoop says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Principalpoop exits at 11:12 PM.
Dexter Fong: Popo leaves to make mac 'n cheese
EnergizerTweeny: iCab in OS 9 here, Merlyn
||||||||| Outside, the 11:13 PM bus from Billville pulls away, leaving Principalpoop coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
EnergizerTweeny: Refresh no joy
Dexter Fong: wb popo
EnergizerTweeny: wb Poop
Principalpoop: back, thanks
cease: like instant noodles of yore. the price povery imposes upon your palate.
H Stones: wb
Principalpoop: still just M, i need to buy a mac M?
Merlyn: I'll work on it more next week
EnergizerTweeny is an OS 9 guy in an OS X world
Merlyn: that's probably not it, PP
EnergizerTweeny only a pawn in the game of life
Merlyn: anyway, see you next week
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn
cease: by merl
Principalpoop: i think the thingamagig is frazzled and looped in the subroutine
EnergizerTweeny: Thanks Merl
Principalpoop: night M
H Stones: nighty night Merl
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:16 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Merlyn by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Principalpoop: Perry went ape, did you see that video?
Principalpoop: was that normal for him tween?
cease: looked odd
Principalpoop: yes odd, hehe
H Stones: speaking as a foreigner, who is Perry ?
Principalpoop: presidential GOP candidate, gov of texas where tween lives
Principalpoop: governor
Dexter Fong: Governor of Texas Republican wacko running for Pres
H Stones: i was hoping that Tween was the Gov of TX
Dexter Fong: Stones, you may not want that ..no offense Tweeny =))
H Stones: it aint what you want, its what you need
cease: jim hightower would make a great governor of texas
cease: he was agriculture commissioner
H Stones: i think a governor of texas would be a good idea, has anyone tried it ?
cease: ann richards
H Stones: who she ?
cease: tween should be speaking, not me
cease: she was gov before bush
Dexter Fong: Former Democrat Governor of Texas
cease: quite good, as i recall. check her out
cease: hightower is from her era
Principalpoop: margaret thatcher on the left with a super sense of humor
cease: her and molly ivins
H Stones: Thatcher had no sense of humour or anything elsle
cease: and hightower. that's3/4 the comedy depth of the firesign theatre
Principalpoop: woman pm in one of the oldest parliments on the planet, that is something...
Dexter Fong: afkfr brb
cease: yes that bbc show had lots about the thaterite evil
Principalpoop: i give her that, nothing else hehe
H Stones: both of them well past their sell by dates
cease: i'm amazed your country allows such shows
cease: wont happen in the us probably ever
H Stones: never say never
cease: there may be a left wing revolution in the us before its ruling class trashes the planet permanently. i may grow wings.
H Stones: as long as we elect representatives of the corporates and power brokers we will remain on the downhill road to ruin
Principalpoop: bernie sanders made into the senate, just need more of him
cease: indeed poop
Dexter Fong: brak
Principalpoop: they killed bobby, that delayed things
cease: one delay after another, until Tom
H Stones: all the people or leaders who preach peace and love, seem to end violently
Principalpoop: i am hopeful, be hopeful guys
cease: me too, poop, oddly
Dexter Fong dons his hopeful guize
cease: i wont live long enough to see the collapse.
Principalpoop: those occupy folks have the right idea, just need to get the right actions
cease: such as, poop? i thikn they are debating that constantly
H Stones: i see the american cops have as usual, waded in with cs gas etc
Principalpoop: exactly, where to start? that is why folks should think globally and act locally as stones does
Dexter Fong: I happen to prefer a pump action, clip fed, gas operated semi automatic
Principalpoop: they have been surprising calm, in the old days, it would have been like chicago
H Stones: it is Chicago
Principalpoop: yes, they will crush dissent where they can
H Stones: they will even crush assent
cease: you mean the dem convention in 68?
Principalpoop: if heavy handed, it works against them, in general
Principalpoop: yes,
H Stones: the news tonight is that Ireland has closed its embassy at the Vatican, bust that
Principalpoop: that will teach the Catholics hehe
cease: will ireland go down if greece goes down in euroland, stones?
H Stones: allmost certainly, followed by Italy, Portugal et al
Principalpoop: is there anyway africa can skip the years of wars that europe had to endure to learn tolerance?
cease: yes italy could sink the euro
cease: yes poop. give everyone a cell phone
Dexter Fong: Poop: They've had their own wars for years
H Stones: a lot of world war 2 happened on African countries
cease: afrcia is vastly rich. it's just utterly exploited.
Principalpoop: an ipad maybe, a cell phone is not enough hehe
Principalpoop: let them start watching videos and tv shows instead of fighting hehe
cease: the wealth of every redistributed would make everyone in africa as rich as kuwaits
cease: aids would dissapear
Dexter Fong: why?
cease: well, what are there now, 6 million dead in the congo fighting over the mineral that makes cell phones?
EnergizerTweeny me declares the new African country Freedonia!
cease: why would aids dissapear? because rich africa wold have the health system of canada or europe
H Stones: it will all end with a huge bombardment of text messages
Principalpoop: the protestants and catholics tortured and killed each other for centuries and finally wised up
EnergizerTweeny: Our country's symbol will be a chinchilla with large breasts
cease: and the lack of tolerance for rape, etc
EnergizerTweeny: Yes, Africa is being see by all as a 'resource'
H Stones: but soon it will be a province of China
EnergizerTweeny: It's as sick as it was during European colonialism
Dexter Fong: Africa is resource full
Principalpoop: we have an african military command now stones, not so fast lol
cease: china is no more or less greedy than its predecssors
EnergizerTweeny: The People's Sociables Respublics of China would also like peace. Of Nigeria
cease: we all want it all
Dexter Fong: When do we want it!!!!!!????
EnergizerTweeny: Then!
H Stones: Africa has very greedy and powerful leaders who cream off anything useful and treat their own people like Niggers
Dexter Fong: Now and then is good enough
Principalpoop: as one of the meek, can I have some, if no ok
cease: that album came out during the biafran war
cease: i remember attednig a debate in the house of commons about that in 69
cease: canada had tons of surplus wheat and they were starving
H Stones: the Brits supplied arms to both sides in the Biafran war
cease: but trudean couldnt feed them, because it would seem to suppor sepparatists
Principalpoop: you mean a country with 1% rich and 99 everybody else, where have I seen that before?
Dexter Fong: You boys fight it out among yourselves
cease: trudean only supported separate tits
H Stones: Britain invented colonial exploitation and after world war 2 america industrialised the scale
EnergizerTweeny: "You specifically asked for a 'nig-gur'?" To tell the family secret..."
Principalpoop: we did it by finance and companies, only military when necessary
Principalpoop: dogs wants out
Dexter Fong: Who let the dogs out?
EnergizerTweeny: Yes, I recall those British colonies in Rome
H Stones: the BBC world service is now in Tent City
EnergizerTweeny: The Pope made Swiss Guard cheese out of them
cease: must be getting cold in uk, stones
EnergizerTweeny: Yes Stones. Good to see 'Hoovervilles' popping up all over the world :)
H Stones: we just had a full summer when the the temperature never got above the 70s
EnergizerTweeny: and ours were always over 100
EnergizerTweeny: That's what happens when the Gulf Stream doesn't go North
cease: we had little in the way of summer here
EnergizerTweeny: Europe could end up looking like Siberia
cease: i expect winter soon
H Stones: we are already in financial siberia
EnergizerTweeny: and Central Texas is turning into a desert. They say the historic drought may not abate until next Spring
EnergizerTweeny: Well Stones, at least you're not Euro
H Stones: the Australian drought is already more than ten years old
Dexter Fong: Tweeny, be the first on your block to own a camel
EnergizerTweeny: The Bank Of England (like the Federal Reserve) has at least a little control
cease: are services shrinking where you are, stones?
H Stones: rapidly
H Stones: 20-25% this year alone
EnergizerTweeny: Yes, at 100 degrees Mexican loose-woven cotton looks pretty good ;)
cease: big service fee increases here
cease: replacing my med card will cost me a lot
H Stones: that too
EnergizerTweeny: Heard an NPR bit about Spanish doctor complaining that their health care system is falling apart
EnergizerTweeny: *doctors
cease: spain is another big debt problem
EnergizerTweeny: Trillion dollar bail outs for the righ, austerity for everyone else
H Stones: many of our doctors just give us whatever the drug companies are flogging
EnergizerTweeny: and Italy
EnergizerTweeny: *rich
cease: my flu shot shot was free yest. they dont even ask for my card anymore
cease: i just look old
EnergizerTweeny: another problem, doctors recommending whatever Big Pharm is pushing
H Stones: the G20 meeting has just issued a joint statement "None of us know what to do!"
cease: i take buses when i go downtown and its mostly oldies and kids
EnergizerTweeny: lol
EnergizerTweeny: They've sapped the 'Middle Class' all over the world. Who are our next suckers?
EnergizerTweeny: Austin buses have lots of folks, some in very good clothing
H Stones: any one will do
EnergizerTweeny: Well, the best we can do Stones is not let it be you and me
EnergizerTweeny: Buy nothing you don;t need until you're paid a decent wage
EnergizerTweeny: Maybe that will send a message
H Stones: that remends me, whats the date of Buy nothing day, this year
cease: i havent been employed in quite awhile
EnergizerTweeny: You are familiar with the Reverend Billyof NY?
cease: check the adbusters website
H Stones: http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/
cease: hes very good
H Stones: Participate by not participating!
Dexter Fong: Include me out
EnergizerTweeny: www.revbilly.com
cease: my old mag doth protest too much
EnergizerTweeny: The Church Of Stop Shopping
H Stones: i am out too
cease: keep on rolling, stones
H Stones: Hey Lordy, I have Saved !!
EnergizerTweeny: We were so brainwashed as chilren to believe that our sense of self-worth meant having 'stuff'
cease: you've saved the lord?
cease: must not be much of a lord
cease: good poinrt, tween.
cease: when my parents gave me christmas presents, they' always have price tags on them
cease: had to appreciare how much they spent for them
||||||||| 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..
EnergizerTweeny: lol cease!
EnergizerTweeny: Cool instruction by your parents :-)
cease: not so funny at the time
EnergizerTweeny: Maybe a deeper meaning ;)
cease: ended up making me not matrialistic enough for my own good
H Stones: Ok, how about Sell Everything Day?
EnergizerTweeny: "This is what 'money' buys", perhaps?
cease: as soon as we get rid of some furniture, people give us more so we have to get rid of that too.
cease: its like living in a warehouse
EnergizerTweeny: "Life is like a room with furniture..."
H Stones: warehouses are very trendy living spaces nowadays
Principalpoop: back
cease: reminds me of a martin mull song
Principalpoop: he who dies with the most stuff wins, everyone knows that
EnergizerTweeny: "You have to know what to sell, what to keep, and what to throw away"
EnergizerTweeny: Martin Mull's "White Man's Blues" is rofl funny
EnergizerTweeny: "Woke up this monin', both cars were gone..."
Principalpoop: baby you can drive my car
cease: sounds ilke italy on the brink on tv news
EnergizerTweeny: Ah, no thranks
EnergizerTweeny: Yeah, Euro is looking ugly
EnergizerTweeny: and Italy is no Greece
H Stones: you know things are bad when burglars break in and leave you things
EnergizerTweeny: as Gecko says in the movie Wall Street II, "Bulls make money, Bears make money, PIIGS get slaughtered"
EnergizerTweeny: to freakin' true
EnergizerTweeny: *too
Principalpoop: i see that they can make meat from poop now
Principalpoop: end of starvation, maybe hehe
EnergizerTweeny: Bugers made from the finest whole earth ingredients
H Stones: Principle Poop says Eat Poop for Peace
EnergizerTweeny: *Burgers
Principalpoop: ok, make meat from boogers next lol
cease: burgerman
EnergizerTweeny: That's a difficult idea to suggest
EnergizerTweeny: er, ingest
Principalpoop: sorta like moleskin cookies hehe
H Stones: hmmm tasty
EnergizerTweeny: lol
cease: sounds like chalire chaplin eating his shoe
Principalpoop: soyent brown is slightly less offensive than soyent green hehe
EnergizerTweeny: Well, obviously we should move to a groatcluster-based currency
EnergizerTweeny: Then it's Let's Eat!!
cease: is bbc still doing as in depth things as The Trap on a regular basis, stones?
H Stones: yes, if you keep your eyes peeled
Principalpoop: oh yes, when does boyent hall start again?
Principalpoop: bogville manor
cease: i wonder when permaculture will become part of life, instead of safeways
Principalpoop: bordello estate?
EnergizerTweeny: Great talking with you folks, as always. I suspect we have very different solutions in mind, but we are all of good heart...
H Stones: good question, Cease
EnergizerTweeny: Until last time, again
Dexter Fong: Night Tweeny
||||||||| EnergizerTweeny leaves at 12:14 AM, 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: night tween
H Stones: see ya tweenster
cease: in my distant childhood everyone had gardens, not stores
cease: by tween
Dexter Fong: I am fading here. See you all next week
Principalpoop: downton abbey I was thinking of
cease: bye dex
Principalpoop: night fong
||||||||| Dexter Fong rushes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Dexter Fong?! It's 12:15 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: you get so old, no one knows what yu're talking about
Principalpoop: it is late, hold that bus
H Stones: i must be off to NM now, see you all again soon, stay well
Principalpoop: have a super week all
cease: off we flee
Principalpoop: love to honey and canada and england
cease: bye, fleas
||||||||| Principalpoop dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Principalpoop?! It's 12:16 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cease: and to you too poop
H Stones: ok Poopster
||||||||| cease leaves at 12:16 AM, 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..."
H Stones: and then there were none
||||||||| H Stones rushes off, saying "12:17 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 1:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| BightreThighreHighre - dead from the yaws
||||||||| 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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