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 December 22, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Son of Firesign inside, makes a note of the time (7:28 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Son of Firesign: Catherwood, I'm tracking an immenent quincunx of the moon to Jupiter that will trigger an intergalactic broadcast signal toward the constellation Cancer and two signs flanking it, Gemini and Leo. This site Http://alabe.com shows you the map if you can get the Sun in Capricorn nearly conjunct the Pluto to relay the signal content to Universal Radio Pictures, here's the other planets posits at the, "moughmoe", moment. from http://www.myastrology.net Sun:00 Capricorn 18
||||||||| Catherwood gets the sun in capricorn nearly conjunct the pluto to relay the signal content to universal radio pictures here's the other planets posits at the "moughmoe" moment from http //wwwmyastrologynet sun 00 capricorn 18.
Son of Firesign: Moon: 00 Sagittarius 15
Son of Firesign: Mercury: 08 Sagittarius 34
Son of Firesign: Venus: 02 Aquarius 10
Son of Firesign: Mars: 17 Virgo 28
Son of Firesign: Jupiter: 00 Taurus 23 Rx
Son of Firesign: Saturn: 27 Libra 38
Son of Firesign: Uranus: 00 Aries 42
Son of Firesign: Neptune: 28 Aquarius 39
Son of Firesign: Pluto: 06 Capricorn 59 , Happy Holidays, Jupiter goes direct at Christmas.
Son of Firesign: Say, Happy Holidays, Jupiter goes direct at Christmas, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood says "happy holidays jupiter goes direct at christmas"
||||||||| Son of Firesign is kicked out just as the clock strikes 7:32 AM.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 7:35 AM and Son of Firesign waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Son of Firesign: That removed the "dots", Catherwood, for myastrology.net.
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to Son of Firesign and queries "Someone mention my name?"
Son of Firesign: Say, "We'll get this chance next year if the Mayan is mistaken, but maybe not, the planets are doing the same thing next year in different signs, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood gets this chance next year if the mayan is mistaken but maybe not the planets are doing the same thing next year in different signs.
||||||||| Around 7:39 AM, Son of Firesign walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Son of Firesign sneaks in around 7:40 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Son of Firesign: The Moon in Sagittarius and the Jupiter in Taurus quincunx is exact now, Catherwood, say "Now..."
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Son of Firesign and says "oh, fuck off Son of Firesign!"
Son of Firesign: Thaqt better not get into the "broadcast to nowhere, Catherwood, you might get barred from the spacewaves too.
||||||||| Catherwood gets barred from the spacewaves too.
||||||||| Son of Firesign rushes off, saying "7:43 AM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Son of Firesign', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 7:54 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
Son of Firesign: Catherwood, I'm tracking an immenent conjunction of the Moon and Mercury in Sagittarius that will trigger an intergalactic broadcast signal toward the constellation Cancer and two signs flanking it, Gemini and Leo. This site Http://alabe.com shows you the map if you can get the Sun in Capricorn nearly conjunct the Pluto to relay the signal content to Universal Radio Pictures, here's the other planets posits now from myastrology.net Sun:00 Capricorn 19
||||||||| Catherwood gets the sun in capricorn nearly conjunct the pluto to relay the signal content to universal radio pictures here's the other planets posits from myastrologynet sun 00 capricorn 19.
Son of Firesign: Moon: 00 Sagittarius 31
Son of Firesign: Mercury: 08 Sagittarius 35
Son of Firesign: Venus: 02 Aquarius 11
Son of Firesign: Mars: 17 Virgo 28
Son of Firesign: Jupiter: 00 Taurus 23 Rx
Son of Firesign: Saturn: 27 Libra 38
Son of Firesign: Uranus: 00 Aries 42
Son of Firesign: Neptune: 28 Aquarius 39
Son of Firesign: Pluto: 06 Capricorn 59
Son of Firesign: Say, Merry Christmas to all who follow the path, Catherwood, lay a finger aside of your nose and up the chimney you rose.
||||||||| Catherwood says "merry christmas, all who follow the path lay a finger aside of his nose and up the chimney you rose"
||||||||| Son of Firesign is forcibly ejected just as the clock strikes 7:57 AM.
||||||||| 7:58 AM: Son of Firesign jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Son of Firesign: The Moon is conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius now, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to Son of Firesign and mumbles "Do you have something for me to do?"
Son of Firesign: Say, Now, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood says "now"
||||||||| Son of Firesign is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 7:59 AM.
||||||||| Outside, the 8:00 AM bus from Billville pulls away, leaving Son of Firesign coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Son of Firesign: That was just a test, Catherwood, The Moon won't be conjunct Mercury for a few hours.
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Son of Firesign and mumbles "oh, fuck off Son of Firesign!"
Son of Firesign: But get ready for it, Catherwood, if you are into broadcasting your latest adventures, you know what I mean.
||||||||| Catherwood gets ready for it if you are into broadcasting his latest adventures you know what i mean.
||||||||| 8:02 AM -- Son of Firesign left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Outside, the 8:12 AM uptown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving Son of Firesign coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Son of Firesign: Times are GMT that's unless the British set their clocks back an hour tonight 8 hours ahead of PST and 5 hours ahead of EST (Eastern Standard Time, Catherwood. The Moon 3:09am - Moon conjunct Mercury: Head and heart are aligned well today. Expressing emotions is easy -- but so is rationalizing the totally illogical.
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 8:12 AM, exactly!"
Son of Firesign:
Son of Firesign: 5:30pm - Moon square Mars: Spontaneous distractions are likely to pull you off your course. Although the diversions may be interesting, you'll have to pay the piper later. The above Moon quotes are copyrighted and posted there by Ed Perrone.
Son of Firesign: Have some Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liquor and Egg Nognogg, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood strides over to Son of Firesign and queries "Did you want me?"
Son of Firesign: Get me some Pumpkin Pie drinks, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood gets Son of Firesign some pumpkin pie drinks.
Son of Firesign: Maybe "lick-cu-er", Catherwood, I forgot how to spell you correctly.
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to Son of Firesign and inquires "Did you need me?"
Son of Firesign: spell you the right word, Catherwood, is the signal spread aligned and ready and set to the correct initiation, if not call London and ask, will you, and include Steve Job's secret password, his user ID might be steve@me.com.
||||||||| Catherwood pretends not to hear Son of Firesign
Son of Firesign: Catherwood, is concentrating.
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Son of Firesign
Son of Firesign: Mend my iTunes, Catherwood, the might have caught a disk, a DVD, burner in my circuit, and that's against the iTunes's agreements in small print I might add.
||||||||| Catherwood mends Son of Firesign's itunes the might have caught a disk a dvd burners in Son of Firesign's circuit and that's against the itunes's agreements in small print i might add.
||||||||| Son of Firesign dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Son of Firesign?! It's 8:24 AM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and announces "Presenting 'Son of Firesign', just granted probation at 8:24 AM", then leaves hurriedly.
Son of Firesign: Say, Happy Last Year of the Mayan Kalendar, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood says "happy last year of the mayan kalendar"
||||||||| Catherwood says "8:24 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Son of Firesign by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!" -- then he looks around at the empty room, looks at his watch, and mumbles "...am I early?"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:00 PM and late as usual, it's S_F_AusTween, just back from Hellmouth."
S_F_AusTween: Evening SoF
S_F_AusTween has been to the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula, and can tell you that they are quite impressive
||||||||| cease enters at 9:04 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and rushes off to the Chapeau Manger.
cease: ive written about them, but never visited them.
S_F_AusTween: Hey cease
S_F_AusTween: Has Winter arrived yet?
cease: how is austin?
cease: no snow but frosty mornings
S_F_AusTween: We're finally getting some good soaking rain
S_F_AusTween: It's going to take a lot more to make up for last summer's drought
cease: supposed to rain here all next week
cease: bummer cuz japanese freinds are coming to play golf.
S_F_AusTween: I read an article recently that said Texas has lost 10% of its trees to the drought :/
cease: thjis year? thats a lot of trees
S_F_AusTween: Golf in Canada in December??
S_F_AusTween: Yeah, this year
S_F_AusTween: It was historically brutal. The loss of crops and cattle is in the billions
cease: its amazingly snowless accross the country. maybe it all went to the states
S_F_AusTween: apparently
cease: weather is not our friend
S_F_AusTween: Well, Van is supposed to be pretty mild for Canada
cease: that's why i live here
S_F_AusTween: I'll bet
S_F_AusTween: Is Victoria Island still pretty much forest?
S_F_AusTween: Haven't been there since the 60's, but I remember camping there
S_F_AusTween: Your version of a State Park or whatever
cease: much of bc is forest
cease: some farmland up north
S_F_AusTween: kewl
||||||||| 9:12 PM: Elayne jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past hour!"
S_F_AusTween: Hey E
Elayne: Evenin' Tween, evenin' Cat!
Elayne: Would you believe, I'm still sick?
cease: hi el
Elayne: I was supposed to have lunch with Dex today, had to cancel, it was my first full day back at work all week.
cease: too bad about sickness
Elayne: The worst part is, I don't have much of an appetite.
cease: have you ever had pizza at dom delmarco's, el?
Elayne: That's how I know I'm sick, I'm usually a bit of a foodie (not as much as Cat is, but stil).
Elayne: I don't think so, Cat. Oh, we had our administrative staff holiday lunch today at Trattoria del'Arte, where apparently a lot of famous people dine. It was terrific.
cease: it may just be a passing fad, el
S_F_AusTween: Sorry to hear, E :(
Elayne: Being as how I'm not enamored of food. I paid for it afterward, but I'm still glad I went.
cease: most italian food is greatg
Elayne: THe admin staff lunch being the other reason I had to cancel w Dex.
Elayne: Actually I loved the food, it just didn't love me.
cease: yes, i've had more bad experiences pysically with food than good ones
S_F_AusTween: Problems with the digestive tract?
Elayne: That and this horrid cough are my two leftover symptoms, Tween. Neither is very much fun.
Elayne: I can't wait for this to be over. I hope it's done by Christmas, I'm cooking duck for Robin.
S_F_AusTween: You need to eat more Tex/Mex, build a cast-iron stomach ;)
Elayne: Which I guess it better than cooking a robin for a duck.
S_F_AusTween: Well, I hope you recover quickly
Elayne: Tween, my days of Mexican and Indian food are more or less behind me, I fear.
S_F_AusTween: No fun not being able to digest properly :/
cease: have you cooked duck before, el? i never have but have had many splendid duck dishes
Elayne: BRB, my screen seems to be frozn.
||||||||| Around 9:17 PM, Elayne walks off into the sunset...
cease: also some very bad ones
||||||||| Elayne waltzes in at 9:17 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: There we are. Yes Tween, I've made duck before, I don't cook it that differently than I do other poultry.
S_F_AusTween: I'm guessing she uses Windoze ;)
Elayne: No sir, Tween, Robin doesn't allow non-Mac usage in this house. :)
cease: we are roasting chicken for the first time on xmas for visiting japanese golfers
Elayne: Sounds yummy, Cat!
S_F_AusTween: btw cease - I did finally find the old Apple laptop I was looking for, and you're reading text from it :)
cease: hope so
S_F_AusTween: Good for you, Robin :-)
cease: great, tween
cease: apparently one has to rub them with lemon before roasting. anything lemony works for me
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Principalpoop close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:20 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the vestibule.
S_F_AusTween: Yeah, lemon is a great addition to many dishes
S_F_AusTween: Hey P
Elayne: Lemons go well with chicken, oranges and cherries go well with duck. I'll probably stuff oranges in ours.
cease: i should take pix if it works out.
cease: hi poop
Elayne: Robin says oranges "smell like Christmas" to him.
S_F_AusTween: interesting
Principalpoop: hi all, tangerines too
S_F_AusTween: not cranberries?
Elayne: Oranges and cigars. But I don't think I'm going to do cigar-stuffed duck.
cease: in my very ealry childhood, we'd get these "mandarin oranges" around xmas time, always in stockings. a highliight of the season
S_F_AusTween: lol
Elayne: Hey Prinpoop!
cease: later feasted on them for a long time in japan
Elayne: Yes, my father's cousins sent us some mandarins and satsumas (my favorites) and oranges this year.
S_F_AusTween: Mandarin oranges are very tasty indeed
Principalpoop: i have had chinese pancakes, almost crepes with duck meat and green onions and soy sauce
Elayne: We're braving Whole Foods tomorrow so I may pick up some more satsumas and some Meyer lemons. I think Meyer lemon duck might be a possibility.
S_F_AusTween: Whole Paycheck?
Principalpoop: i saw a recipe for chicken with chocolate, I guess you could use duck too hehe
cease: my parents had meyer lemon tree in la. i loved aslice of meyer in a cup of tea
Elayne: I'm torn between wanting to go Asian with the duck and sticking with a British recipe. I'll probably go British because I'm making it for an Englishman.
Elayne: Yes indeed, Tween. You have to shop carefully at WF.
Elayne: Damn, all this food talk, I haven't had dinner, and I'm still not hungry. This is how I can tell I'm still sick.
S_F_AusTween: I visited one in Austin (headquarters are here), and decided it was for yuppies with much money
Elayne: Granted, lunch was fairly enormous, but still. Not even a snack since I've been home.
S_F_AusTween: Great food, don't get me wrong
Elayne: Tween, it's basically for Top Chef contestants. :) :)
Principalpoop: i don't know if there is one here or not, i stick with kroger and food lion
S_F_AusTween: lol
S_F_AusTween: I use the bus and shop at Walmart ;)
Elayne: They just opened one in Yonkers, quite near a Stew Leonard's. I'm sure it's cutting into SL's business.
S_F_AusTween: where I know I will get great discounts provided by Chinese Communists
Principalpoop: i was going to ask you and llan tween, what would walmart have to do before you stop giving them money?
Elayne: We usually shop at Stop & Shop, and there's a nice place near us called Garden Gourmet which has good fruit, veg and other sundries.
Principalpoop: shoot union organizers?
S_F_AusTween: Principalpoop: i was going to ask you and llan tween, what would walmart have to do before you stop giving them money? - not be on my bus route
Elayne: Garden Gourmet is one of those "get a lot of pretty exotic stuff for cheap" places, but they don't have the real out-there stuff like WF does.
Principalpoop: oki
Elayne: I can get shiitake mushrooms at a good price there, but they won't have stuff like lobster mushrooms.
S_F_AusTween: They really have it sewed-up. Both the north and south terminations of my bus route have Walmart stores
Elayne: I think I'm going to buy a bunch of wild mushrooms at WF tomorrow, that'll be my one expensive expenditure.
Elayne: And it'll go nicely with the duck.
S_F_AusTween: Image it would be
Principalpoop: good cheese is expensive too
Elayne: Now I need a recpie for duck with wild mushrooms. :) Or I'll just make a wild mushroom and sausage dressing...
Elayne: I don't pay a lot for cheese, except maybe parma.
cease: i had a piece of arctic char cooked in paper with berries at a restaurant early this year so i thought i'd try and make it.
S_F_AusTween: I buy frozen fish fillets from Viet Nam at Wallyworld
Principalpoop: that is for recipes with cheese as a star, not a supporting role lol
S_F_AusTween: Tasty and cheap
S_F_AusTween: Might not want to visit the factory :/
cease: baked it in corningware instead of paper, with a spanish rose and 10 blackberries and 10 raspberries
Elayne: Oh, this one looks easy: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sauteed-Duck-Breasts-with-Wild-Mushrooms-232881
Principalpoop: don't light the kitchen on fire cat
Elayne: I can just deglaze the pan after cooking the duck and skimming off the fat to use later, then make the mushroom sauce in what's left over.
cease: also a dash of galric salt and a bit of dried thyme
cease: it was superb
cease: yes you can, el
Elayne: Now I'm leaning toward this one: http://www.recipe.com/roast-duck-with-wild-mushroom-sauce/
Elayne: I don't want to use dried 'shrooms that I have to reconstitute, though - pain the arse.
cease: did any of oyu hear ossman on ksav?
cease: if ben ohmart hadnt posted it to facebook, i wouldnt have know about it. great stuff
Principalpoop: http://www.oneforthetable.com/oftt/index.php search duck in the entrees there E
cease: and it was part 2
Principalpoop: ksav? that is new one, no
S_F_AusTween: Duck a la Casteñada?
Elayne: Thanks, Cat, I'll go through http://www.oneforthetable.com/oftt/turkey-and-duck/2.html tomorrow.
Elayne: I mean, thanks Prinpoop.
Elayne: Sorry, still sick.
Principalpoop: the stories are fun even if you don't like the recipes lol
Principalpoop: i saw duck someplace else recently, grrrr brain
Elayne: I loved the line "Save the duck fat, it goes for $20 a pound!" :)
Elayne: I'm totally draining it into containers and freezing it.
cease: great ossman news, we'll eventually hear from merl
Elayne: Can't wait, Cat!
cease: new book of their old mushroom play scripts will occur
cease: called The Psychadelic Firesign
Elayne: Cool!
Principalpoop: they mentioned that a kboo, in passing
Principalpoop: at
cease: will be hip like a zip. let's take a trip
S_F_AusTween: Was listening to the recent OZ podcast with Ossman
cease: with his poems? they are suburb
cease: they are all so prolific now
cease: p
S_F_AusTween: Really glad Bergman has resurrected RFO
S_F_AusTween: Poems on the Iraq War
cease: got all their juices going
S_F_AusTween: suburb lol
cease: now riffing off each other
Principalpoop: similar to public hair
cease: we may see a new album yet
S_F_AusTween: Yeah!
Principalpoop: oh birdy take a riff on me
cease: they need publicity
S_F_AusTween: Anything they announce on Facebook, I'll share
Principalpoop: they should run for the GOP presidential nomination hehe
S_F_AusTween: Publicity is a whole different animal, these days
Principalpoop: they would have more of a chance than santorum lol
cease: ossman didnt mention the ksav show on facebook that i saw
S_F_AusTween: There might be a couple of community-oriented radio stations in Austin which would play skits.
S_F_AusTween: KGSR and KOOP come to mind
cease: they dont seem attuned to the basic publicity of letting their fans know when they'll be on somewhere
S_F_AusTween: A master mailing list/Facebook/Twitter?
Principalpoop: they need to get with it, twitter and mypage and stuff
cease: proc has his own career and the lads are more distant than together
S_F_AusTween: It's certainly technically possible
S_F_AusTween: Proc's newsletters are excellent
Principalpoop: get their voices used on some GPS system
cease: bergman seems the most publicity oriented but he need the lads
S_F_AusTween: Maybe FST can do something like that? A monthly PDF like Proc?
Elayne: Well, I'm going to try and microwave something to calm my tummy. I think I have some frozen pasta meals... be right back.
cease: he's been doing them for years
Principalpoop: bon ap
Principalpoop: get arrested for marijuana or something, all publicity is good publicity, so I hear
Elayne: Portabella parmesan risotto it is.
Principalpoop: oh yum
cease: sounds delicious, el
S_F_AusTween: FST has been sentenced by a California judge to Regrooving?
Principalpoop: Baliff whack his peepee, oops that is cheech and chong
Elayne: I like the Healthy Choice meals, Cat - proper portions, fairly low in salt, and most of them are very good. Oh, and I get 'em 4 for $10 at the supermarket when they're on sale.
Elayne: Don't really have time to cook any more except on weekends (and when I'm not sick) so this'll do for now.
S_F_AusTween: Sometimes a TV dinner and a microwave can actually be reasonably healthy
Elayne: Esactly so, Tween.
S_F_AusTween: Not what they used to be
Elayne: As long as you read the labels when you buy 'em. And stay away from Swanson. :)
cease: ive had many
Elayne: A lot of the Chinese ones are very high in salt. Sadly, a lot of the vegan ones are too.
Principalpoop: you mean my hungry man dinners are not a good idea? hehe
Principalpoop: i like the little brownie dessert
Elayne: I like to find Indian ones, they're usually reasonable salt-wise because they know how to use other spices.
||||||||| Catherwood ushers llanwydd inside, makes a note of the time (9:56 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
llanwydd: good evening
Principalpoop: hi llan
S_F_AusTween: Hey LL
cease: hi lln
S_F_AusTween: I want aluminum with a piece of meat, mashed potatoes, and apple cobbler
llanwydd: having a little trouble with this. be back in a few minutes.
||||||||| llanwydd leaves to catch the 9:57 PM train to Billville.
Principalpoop: good luck
Principalpoop: and 8 green beans
Elayne: I go eat and rest now. Next week, all! Have a merry Christmas, if you celebrate!
||||||||| "9:57 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Elayne, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
Principalpoop: hope santa is good to you and yours
||||||||| "9:58 PM? 9:58 PM!!" says Catherwood, "llanwydd should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as llanwydd enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
llanwydd: that's better
Principalpoop: wb E left
llanwydd: so what's the topic tonight?
llanwydd: that's a non-sequitur
cease: you too el
Principalpoop: it was duck
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: for cover or a l'orange?
cease: she's gonna go orange on the duck
llanwydd: the room is strangely empty tonight
llanwydd: except for the four of us
Principalpoop: strange you should say strange
cease: dex suggested many people came here only to hear firesign on cni
llanwydd: that has never been my motive
cease: merl hasnt been with us for awhile
Principalpoop: not for our rapier like wits?
cease: he must ber busy. the firesign site isn't updated abuot recent radio appearances at all
Principalpoop: the weather has not gotten cold yet here
llanwydd: by the way, princ, I looked at last weeks chat and apparently you made a remark after I left that you thought it strange that I should comment on the town of Schroon Lake, NY being very cold.
llanwydd: I should explain...
Principalpoop: hehehehe
Principalpoop: up north lol
llanwydd: Schroon Lake is at a higher elevation than most of Ticonderoga, is one point...
llanwydd: but perhaps you don't have such varying elevations where you come from
llanwydd: another point I might add...
Principalpoop: oh come on, all up state new york gets coldl, elevation or not, but ok
llanwydd: is that a good part of the residential area of schroon lake is right on the lakefront, as was my home at the time...
Principalpoop: the wind off any lake will make it seem colder
llanwydd: and the wind gets rather strong by the lake which also adds to the chill in the air
llanwydd: but perhaps they don't have lakes where you come from
Principalpoop: still, you expected it to be warmer up there?
llanwydd: believe it or not schroon lake is colder than ticonderoga
S_F_AusTween: How bad last Summer's drought in Texas was - http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/texas-may-have-lost-10-of-its-trees-2041937.html
Principalpoop: it is all cold
cease: soounds like the begining of Anythinge
llanwydd: no, actually I didn't expect it to be warm up there. believe it or not that is not why I moved to schroon lake
Principalpoop: that is not good tween
S_F_AusTween: We're finally getting some good soaking rain, but it's going to take a long time to repair the damage
llanwydd: I thought I should explain these things for your benefit
llanwydd: I learned about geographical features in high school
S_F_AusTween: Your sweetheart?
llanwydd: but perhaps they don't have those where you come from
cease: very scary tween.
Principalpoop: no big deal, just like somebody complaining that it is hot in daytona...
S_F_AusTween: Yeah, it was a bad year :(
Principalpoop: florida gets hot, up state new york gets cold, don't act surprised
llanwydd: believe it or not people complain about the heat sometimes in daytona
Principalpoop: killing me
S_F_AusTween: Texas Summers are generally pretty brutal, but this last one was something out of Rod Serling
Principalpoop: i blame it on Perry, or Bush
Principalpoop: Elect a democrat Governor lol
llanwydd: actually, princ, I didn't act surprised. I said schroon lake gets pretty cold
llanwydd: by the way, princ, its spelled "schroon", not shcroon.
llanwydd: I learned to spell in middle school but...
Principalpoop: you know the lake I am talking about, but ok, you are right llan, your words make perfect sense
llanwydd: anyway, getting back to the subject of duck...
Principalpoop: i still don't know how to reply to the news that schroon lake gets pretty cold
llanwydd: believe it or not, there is no need to reply.
Principalpoop: roanoke gets cold sometimes too
S_F_AusTween: Much respect for this lady - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Richards
llanwydd: I don't know how to reply to that
Principalpoop: i don't either
S_F_AusTween: -- "You're talking about a party that says, "The country's going to hell because women don't stay home and take care of the kids". You're talking about a party that says, "The country's going to hell because women don't get out and work." -- Anne Richards, former Governor of Texas referring to the Republican Party on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect
Principalpoop: richards was wonderful
||||||||| Catherwood ushers H Stones inside, makes a note of the time (10:14 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cease: duck and cover, the san francisco treat
cease: hy stones
llanwydd: she looks like barbara bush
S_F_AusTween: omg
llanwydd: and barbara billingsley both at once
H Stones: HAIL
S_F_AusTween: noooooooo
Principalpoop: you highness
llanwydd: Hey Stones
S_F_AusTween: Hail and Well Met, Stones
Principalpoop: tell llan he does not know what he is talking about stones hehe
H Stones: SADLY MY broadband is screwed so i cannot maintain a connection, so much for getting in touch with people over the holidays
Principalpoop ( best wishes to you and yours while we are connected
llanwydd: I've only had broadband for a few months
cease: all the best to you, stones
H Stones: and to you all and yours too
llanwydd: I went for many many years with dial-up
Principalpoop: i would not go back llan
llanwydd: me either
S_F_AusTween: http://kurtericson.com/txroadkill/roadkillpics/richardsharley.jpg
H Stones: this is very boring
llanwydd: what do you guys do about arthritis? you are all older than me and I am getting my first touch of it
S_F_AusTween: Now _that's_ a Texas Governor ;)
Principalpoop: thank you very much stones
Principalpoop: my grandmother used acupuncture, worked for her
cease: my knees are getting increasingly creaky. i should have them checked
Principalpoop: but he was an actual old chinese guy
cease: have to climb many stairs every day in our house
llanwydd: I never thought about accupuncture.
llanwydd: I should learn how to do that myself
cease: jazz just sat atop my monitor, monitoring me
Principalpoop: it is not just about where to poke yourself with a needle, energy or chi something
S_F_AusTween: The Meridian System
Principalpoop: osteopaths use that, maybe
S_F_AusTween: Nerve points all over the body
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:22 PM and H STONES steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: wb stones
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:22 PM, dragging doctecazoid by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
Principalpoop: hey doc
cease: hey, its' doc
doctecazoid: is is there there an an echo echo in in here here?
Principalpoop: huh huh
S_F_AusTween: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_humanmultidimensionaanatomy.htm
Principalpoop: grrrrr stones, have determination and hope
Principalpoop: all the best
S_F_AusTween: Well, you're just going to have to move to Korea, where they have decent internet service
doctecazoid: stones: sorry to hear you are having difficul techniculties
S_F_AusTween: Best to you and yours, Stones
doctecazoid: stones: i for one will be glad to put 2011 behind me
S_F_AusTween: Ditto Doc
||||||||| It's 10:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| H Stones - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
S_F_AusTween: although 2012 may be far more interesting
Principalpoop: yes, 2011 can go eat s--t and bark at the moon
S_F_AusTween: lol
doctecazoid: stones: remember, it's always darkest before it becomes pitch black
S_F_AusTween: lol
doctecazoid: old chinese proverb/curse: may you live in interesting times
Principalpoop: ain't it the truth
S_F_AusTween: "There is a light at the end of the tunnel!" what they didn't say is that it was a Viet Cong holding a candle
S_F_AusTween: Yes, absolute the Chinese curses
Principalpoop: i thought it was the train coming
doctecazoid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itn8TwFCO4M
S_F_AusTween: the worst of which was, "May you find what you are looking for"
doctecazoid: i thought it went: "be careful what you wish for - it might come true"
Principalpoop: look before you leap and he who hesitates is lost
cease: the monkey's paw
Principalpoop: horrible story
Principalpoop: ewwww
doctecazoid: contents may have settled during shipping
Principalpoop: sold by weight not volume
doctecazoid: avoid operating heavy machinery.
S_F_AusTween: "You are a fluke, of the Universe..." ;)
llanwydd: sdfghjk
Principalpoop: I won't push you baby. Come on baby, stop beating around the bush
doctecazoid: tween: i think i have that one...
Principalpoop: Sell us your liver
llanwydd: I brought home a coconut from the beach today but I haven't opened it so I don't know if it is any good
S_F_AusTween: "Long hair, short hair? What's the difference once the head's blowed off?" ~ Farmer Yassir
llanwydd: I honestly don't know how perishable those things are
Principalpoop: if llan had a hammer
Principalpoop: life is old there, older than the trees
llanwydd: lol
Principalpoop: voyager 1 is about to go interstellar, wow wow
cease: you can put a lime in it and blame harry nihlson if it doesnt work'
Principalpoop: we have sent something outside the influence of our Sun
llanwydd: I hope a comet comes by and drags voyager along with it
S_F_AusTween: Does that mean Jeff Bridges will visit us?
llanwydd: lol, cat
cease: keep on voyaging
Principalpoop: it will poke a hole, and our solar system will start flying around the galaxy
llanwydd: LOL, princ
S_F_AusTween: and we'll no longer be the center of the universe?
doctecazoid: http://doctechnical.com/Deteriorata.mp3
cease: lol
Principalpoop: not this one, maybe another one
Principalpoop: doc did have the prescription ready
S_F_AusTween: What will that mean for US??
Principalpoop: will not affect profits, calm yourself
llanwydd: it could smell the end of civilization as we know it
doctecazoid: past performance is no guarantee of future results
cease: doc did you hear the ossman interview last week on ksav?
Principalpoop: think L.A. Woman sang by Newt Gingrich
cease: i only learened of it last minute from ben ohmart pst on facebook
S_F_AusTween: It might cause a rupture in Rosemary's space/thyme continum
S_F_AusTween: LOL P
cease: lol
doctecazoid: informal poll: if you have the option of buying a nick danger t-shirt from FIRESALE (Firesign's online store) vs the Firesign Cafepress store, which venue would you patronize?
llanwydd: newt gingrich is detestable. why is he so popular?
S_F_AusTween: speaking of Grid Help Us All - President Gingrich
Principalpoop: the one at the firesign site?
doctecazoid: http://supervillainornewt.com/
S_F_AusTween: Haven't been to either, Doc
cease: whats the dif, doc?
doctecazoid: cease: i heard of it, and downloaded it at work today - have not had the chance to listen yet. i understand it's really great
S_F_AusTween: I lost track of where to buy stuff after Lodestone went down. Just buy the CDs from Laugh.com
S_F_AusTween: Again, they need a consolidated mailing list
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from the common cold
||||||||| H STONES - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
doctecazoid: the difference: Firesale t-shirt would be of higher quality, and a larger percent of the profits would go to the guys
S_F_AusTween: good to know
Principalpoop: that is un-wal-mart, I mean un-american
doctecazoid: tween: for stuff Firesign sells (and profits from) directly - http://firesigntheater.com/firesale/firesale.php
cease: ok, then only have one option.
S_F_AusTween: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php
doctecazoid: for where to buy Firesign stuff not available through their own online store, start here - http://www.firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte
Principalpoop: super cool doc
S_F_AusTween: Thanks for the link, Doc
doctecazoid: taylor said the guys gave up selling t-shirts at their shows, too much of a hassle
cease: ok more than one way to the funway.
cease: the blakc one was WAY cooler
doctecazoid: then in early december, i am hearing from the guys saying "we need t-shirts to sell at the live shows" - apparently there is an untapped demand there
S_F_AusTween: Firesale it is
llanwydd: those Bear Whiz shirts sell pretty good from what I understand
llanwydd: I've seen a few people wearing them
doctecazoid: at the moment, the only venue for firesign t-shirts is through cafepress (there is a link to them in the Firesale store, t-shirts plus other stuff)
doctecazoid: we are trying to change that - not sure when, but hopefully nick danger t-shirts will be available both at fututr live shows and directly through Firesale
cease: i oike the idea of them getting the brerad and making finer thread
doctecazoid: we'll send a memo when we have more news
Principalpoop: well look at us, chatting once a week in a chat room, instead of constantly twittering each other
Principalpoop: we are old school hehe
doctecazoid: follow me on twitter - my occasional tweets can be viewed at https://twitter.com/doctecazoid
cease: i am not allured with twitter. i relaly have nothing much to say.
Principalpoop: i have a twitter thing, yet
S_F_AusTween: Has anyone had any contact with John (Bubba) in Bloomington?
Principalpoop: same here cat, save it up for a week and then spew hehe
llanwydd: well, I'm heading out. Everybody have a very Merry Christmas. I'll see you before the new year.
S_F_AusTween: Been wondering what happened after Lodestone went down
Principalpoop: you too llan, cold schroon lake guy hehe
S_F_AusTween: You and yours too, LL
doctecazoid: i exchanged emails with bubba this past late summer/early fall
cease: not me, tween
cease: merry new year to you too llan
doctecazoid: doing ok from what i can tell - he's on twitter too if you care to check in with him
||||||||| llanwydd is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 10:50 PM.
S_F_AusTween: What's his Twitter ID?
doctecazoid: what else? ... https://twitter.com/bubbas_brain
Principalpoop: lool
S_F_AusTween: merci
doctecazoid: his business web site is http://www.weberdigitalmedia.com/
Principalpoop: cool
Principalpoop: i was on a fixed income and now that is broken, you torture me with those great firesign products doc...
doctecazoid: pp: don't mean to be a downer...
Principalpoop: not you, neat stuff lol
doctecazoid: dont it always seem to go that you don't know what's available until you can't afford it...
Principalpoop: christmas after I get employment again
Principalpoop: yes doc
doctecazoid: fingers crossed for you pp
Principalpoop: thanks, I have seen other people here go through it, just keep going...
cease: lol doc
doctecazoid: exactly - fripp proverb: "all things yield in the face of persistence"
Principalpoop: something falls over if you keep pushing
doctecazoid: another fripp proverb: "music is the cup that holds the wine of silence"
cease: that's nice
Principalpoop: ok, you lost me on the second one, but the first one is good
cease: wrong about the first quote though.
doctecazoid is a long time fan of mr. fripp
cease: silvence thing very japanese
Principalpoop: a zen thing
cease: i can dig it. saw a lot of it. music sucks, but the art reflects the land well, lots of intresting stuff
doctecazoid: "when you don't know where you're going, you usually get there"
Principalpoop: sounds like lewis black or the other guy
S_F_AusTween: Looks like Bubba has a good business going
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
doctecazoid: ok guys i'm really fading fast, was a long day for me, have one more day of office work ahead of me - glad i was able to finally get my ass into this chat room after an absence out of my control
S_F_AusTween: Fripp and Eno did some very interesting things
Principalpoop: merry christmas and thanks again doc
S_F_AusTween: I like the band 801 with Eno and Manzanera
cease: thanks for droping by before dropping
doctecazoid: tween: *verrrry* eeeenteresting!..... 'tis true
Principalpoop: is that the bus? ciao, merry christmas all and to all a good night
S_F_AusTween: Best to you and Lili, Doc
||||||||| Principalpoop departs at 11:01 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
doctecazoid: welcome pp - keep 'em flying - more for ourselves in 2012
cease: the best of seasonings to you both
S_F_AusTween: and the herd thins
doctecazoid: thanks - nite tween, nite cat...
S_F_AusTween: Until last time, again...
cease: and off we fly
||||||||| "Hey S_F_AusTween!" ... S_F_AusTween turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 11:01 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
doctecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................... and happy holydaze!!!!!!!!)
||||||||| 11:01 PM -- cease left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| doctecazoid - dead from the common cold
||||||||| 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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