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 29, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "8:59 PM? 8:59 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits on the divan.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, December 29, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Negative-Ninety-Nine-Percent close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:00 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the sitting room.
Negative-Ninety-Nine-Percent: Nobody here, it figures . . .
||||||||| At 9:01 PM, Negative-Ninety-Nine-Percent hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: i'm not nobody
cease: or maybe i am?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Dexter Fong close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 9:10 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the anteroom.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:10 PM crosstown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Wind-UpTweeny coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat
Wind-UpTweeny: Hey cease, Dex
cease: hi dex, tween
cease: i thought we were going to be occupied. guess not
Dexter Fong: Hi Tweeny
Wind-UpTweeny: You were occupied? Then you did very well...
cease: or anti-occupied. don't know who the negative 99% was but "he's" gone now
Wind-UpTweeny: Grave Robber's Roadshow is a favorite parody
cease: is that on boom dot bust?
Dexter Fong: Bride of Firesign
cease: aha
Wind-UpTweeny: I've been trying to convert Proc & Bergman to Ron Paul, but Proc at least hates him (and all the Republicans, haven't heard back from Bergman)
cease: hey dex, you stayed at Paris. Did you visit its restaurants Mon Ami Gabi and The Eiffel Tower?
Dexter Fong: No Cat
Wind-UpTweeny: Paul is not anything like the rest of the Repyblican line-up
cease: had great crepes both places and talked to the chef about them
Wind-UpTweeny: *Republicans
Wind-UpTweeny: I envy your travels, cease
Dexter Fong: Did eat at the ground floor restaurant though
cease: i reccommend them both (and did on my blog), especially if you like crepes
Dexter Fong: I prefer to hang my crepe(s)
cease: isnt that Mon Ami Gabi? it has a big out doors area but i always ate indoors
cease: you ever get around to reading my blog about vegas?
Wind-UpTweeny crepes up to cease's dinner table and samples the fare
Dexter Fong: No Cat, it's the one right next to the casino, Cafe Louis something
cease: We have guests from Japan, now living in Detroit. Fumiyo and company are making croquettes, one of my faves
Dexter Fong: We prefer to play our croquete(s)
cease: best mashed potato dish i know of
Dexter Fong: We often play croquete whilst we hang cre[e
Dexter Fong: crepe
Wind-UpTweeny gets his flamingo out of the closet
Dexter Fong drives his plymouth big bird out of the garage
cease: bugsy's leggie girlfriend, the hotel was named after?
Wind-UpTweeny: mmmmm Superbird
cease: did you ever visit the little flamingo garden in The Flamingo, dex?
Dexter Fong: Up...up...and away!!! Wait, I'm already up and away
cease: it has the woman the place was named after as a mermaid sculpture.
Dexter Fong: Cat, No, don't know if I've ever been to the flamingo
cease: oddly it refers to her boyfriend as Bugsy. He would shoot anyone who called him that
Dexter Fong: Good thing he's dead
cease: it was near the Imperial Palace and much nicer, but then so is everywhere else
cease: did you see the flick? with mr and mrs beatty
Dexter Fong: IIRC, Capone, wacked him numerous times with a Louisville Slugger
Wind-UpTweeny: Bugsy? Isn't that the movie about The Patriot Act?
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes, saw the film long ago
cease: there's a ref to that in Neal Amid. Capone tells one of his minions, "i think i hear a curveball"
cease: good one, tween
Wind-UpTweeny )
Dexter Fong: Choke up, Boss..you can get more contact that way
Wind-UpTweeny: Will have to revisit that, cease
Dexter Fong: ...and stop grabbing your crotch and spitting
cease: i wonder where everyone else is tonight?
Wind-UpTweeny: Bugsy was very good. Cool to see how Vegas got started
||||||||| "9:24 PM? 9:24 PM!!" says Catherwood, "ddywnall should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as ddywnall enters and sits at the bar.
ddywnall: gnineve doog
cease: elayne sounds sick
Wind-UpTweeny: as if by magic...
Wind-UpTweeny: Hey LL
cease: and speaking of our regulars, heeeeeer's LLANY
Dexter Fong: ddymwill, hello
ddywnall: how's everybody?
Dexter Fong: enif tsuj
cease: pretty good here. croquettes a frying upstairs
ddywnall: looc
Dexter Fong: And crepe is creeping it's pace in from day to day
ddywnall: chicken croquettes were my favorite food as a child
Wind-UpTweeny: Still trying to figure out where to put things in the new apartment, but otherwise OK. And you?
Dexter Fong: Yah got a start early if yah wanna stick it out
cease: very popular food in japan. my fave are pork
Dexter Fong: Still trying to get things out of the old apartment
ddywnall: that's what I used to think, dex
Wind-UpTweeny: gave the Walton family $117 today, but did appreciate the free floor show ;)
ddywnall: never had japanese croquettes
Dexter Fong: Tween: Did they show you the floor paved with consumer gold?
ddywnall: I don't think the walton family needs $117
ddywnall: they are pretty rich
Wind-UpTweeny wonders what Japanese croquette would be like
cease: same as everyone else's croquettes. from the name i think french food but first had them in holland, never saw them in france
ddywnall: or maybe we are talking about different waltons
Dexter Fong: LLAN: YOu get a hunert thousand of those 117 dollars and it adds up
Wind-UpTweeny: No, unfortunately
Wind-UpTweeny: They are on my bus route, and the prices are reasonable :/
Dexter Fong: Ze crepe is ze symball of french will and resistance...it remains hidden
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:29 PM and Elayne steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Wind-UpTweeny: Hey E
ddywnall: Hi Elayne
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne, how yah feelin'
ddywnall: yeah, I went to mr. walton's house today
Elayne: Still coughing up a lung and a half, Dex. But no other bad symptoms.
Elayne: My ribs are aching from how much I've been coughing. I think I've really bruised them.
Dexter Fong: All right, then, skip that question..Are you still taking your medications?
cease: hi el
Wind-UpTweeny: Damn E :(
ddywnall: I had that earlier this year, elayne
cease: not good about ribs. they're for eating, not hurtin
ddywnall: something floridian got into my lungs and wouldn't get out for weeks
Dexter Fong: The Persian Flu
cease: http://beatonna.livejournal.com/
Dexter Fong: A disease most prevalent among rug-munchers and carpet baggers
cease: are you familiar with her, el?
cease: just heard radio interview with her today and then checked her site
ddywnall: carpet baggers? then "persian flu" must come from a "persian carpet"
Dexter Fong: Now your flyin' llan
ddywnall: lol
Elayne: No Cat, I'm not.
Dexter Fong: Also found among hallway runners
cease: she's doing something with kuppwerman in nyc i'd lvoe to see
cease: i guess with an appearance of the twin character from his new book
Elayne: Still on my meds, Dex. Finally got more Cytra-K crystals so I'm sure my water intake is back up.
Dexter Fong: Is everyone visitng onna?
ddywnall: onna?
Elayne: Visiting whom, Dex?
ddywnall: bellad?
Dexter Fong: hhtp://be at onna
cease: austin's wife misspelled?
Dexter Fong: Or perhaps its an S&M ritual "Beat Onna"
Wind-UpTweeny: onna simply means 'woman' in Japanese, doesn't it?
Elayne: Or it could be Lawrence Welk counting.
Dexter Fong: onna manna poetica
ddywnall: lol
ddywnall: onna godda da vida
Dexter Fong: One mans poetry is another man's ........
Dexter Fong: The above is a jump ball
cease: good work, tween
||||||||| Catherwood enters with SidFudd close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:42 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the vestibule.
SidFudd: and yes I said yes I will yes yes yes
Wind-UpTweeny: ah yes, the butter ironfly
Dexter Fong: Hey Sir Sydney
Wind-UpTweeny: Hey Sid
Elayne: Evenin' Sid!
cease: hi fudd
ddywnall: Hi Sid
SidFudd: Anybody make it to the Portland or Kirkland shows?
SidFudd: I was brilliant!
Dexter Fong: Monday, Tuesday...they all blend together when you're retired
cease: http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2011/10/28/kate-beaton-on-q/
Elayne: So true, Dex! What day is it? Day 20 of The Cough From Hell?
cease: this is the interview i mentioned. i think you'll enjoy it, el.
Wind-UpTweeny: Sid shone out like a shaft of light, when all around was dark
cease: you were brilliant, sure, but how were the guys?
Dexter Fong: Sid: A veritable super nova.....here today, gone in 5 or 6 million years
SidFudd: http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=32
cease: you know her work, fudd?
Elayne: She sounds like a web cartoonist, Cat. I don't really have the time to read webcomics, I can't even keep up with the print ones any more.
SidFudd: They recited their lines with all due care and attention
SidFudd: Elayne - Kate is brilliant, well worth throwing a minute of your life away daily to read her
cease: vagrant i gather is a book, at least she seems to be selling it in some quantities
SidFudd: I've got the "Hark! A Vagrant" book, can't recommend it highly enough
Elayne: I don't care for her style very much, Sidd.
cease: listen to the interview on Q when you can, el. she explains it quite convincingly
Elayne: It hurts my eyes a bit. Art is choppy, lettering isn't straight... I like more polished stuff.
ddywnall: got a few things to do. probably be back in about a half hour
||||||||| ddywnall departs at 9:49 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dexter Fong: do it to it laan
cease: she's no Rand Holmes, true.
SidFudd: Ah, so obviously you're into Joost Swarte
cease: by llan
Dexter Fong: Sherlock's illegitimate twin?
Dexter Fong: Tand Holmes
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:50 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Minnesota."
cease: my fave cartoonist. i'm sure he has a website.
cease: hi merl
Merlyn: Got a weird n on the login page
Merlyn: \n that is
Merlyn: hellooo
Elayne: Hey Merlyn!
SidFudd: Hi Merlyn - just to catch you up, Muffy just returned from the scene of the fire in Aubrey's stolen car...
Dexter Fong: Secretely adopted by the sheep maid and third floor tweeny of the semi wealthy Holmes Family late of north SOUTH SUSSEX UPSO
cease: read great bio of him this year
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, yes I noticed that today
Elayne: LOL, Sid!
cease: that's my muff!
Merlyn: It was stolen?
Dexter Fong: That's enough muff
cease: Muff n Jet, great old comic strip
Dexter Fong: Damn, Cat...you're older than me
cease: only mentally, dex
Dexter Fong: What does that mean?
cease: any firenews, merl?
cease: i bergman's going pay per listen in a few days
cease: i hear
cease: sure beats begging
Merlyn: no real news cat
cease: even maron does it, and his podcast puts tons of asses in seats for his shows
cease: i seem to be the only person to know about that ossman interview last week. thankfully i taped it, bit it was part two
Wind-UpTweeny: Bergman can set up some teasers, and have people pay for the latest show. Might work...
cease: ben ohmert posted it on facebook, he seems to have a connection with the station
Wind-UpTweeny: I heard the show with Ossman
cease: greast tween.
cease: i mentioned it on chat last week before it occurred, also to facebook when it started
Merlyn: going to log off and on for a test
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 9:59 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:59 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
Merlyn: ok, that \n on the login page is fixed
cease: the station doesnt seem to have archives though
Dexter Fong: Virtual graffitti
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: can some of you try this link and tell me if it reports your location OK?
Merlyn: http://gd.geobytes.com/Gd?after=-1&variables=GeobytesCountry,GeobytesRegion,GeobytesCity,GeobytesLatitude,GeobytesLongitude
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, it's got me covered
Merlyn: Hmm, dunno why Nino is still broken for everyone but me...
cease: yeah, basically.
cease: part of the greater van metropolitan area
Dexter Fong: Merlyn, perhaps he's taken a vow of screcy?
Dexter Fong: Eyes only, need to know stuff
SidFudd: That's really interesting, Merlyn - I hit the link; it knows I'm in California, but the lat/long points to Insight Computing Services in Riverside
cease: great news about the psychedelic firesign book.
Elayne: Merlyn, It has me in Purchase, NY, which is close enough. I mean, I do buy stuff.
Wind-UpTweeny: "There's no Nino for anybody except me!" Is there a dime in your pocket?
Dexter Fong: What book dat?
cease: lol ,el
Elayne: Some Dutch folks purchased NY a few hundred years ago, so there you are.
cease: any idea on publiction date of that, merl?
cease: it's amazing what you can buy with vermeers
Dexter Fong: When the moveable type isn't
SidFudd: I’ve been working on some fun Firesign archival projects, I should probably dish a little dirt
SidFudd: David O. shipped me all scripts for the Mushroom plays – I’ve transcribed them all
SidFudd: Late next year from Bear Manor: a book of Firesign’s psych era plays, including all Mushroom scripts
SidFudd: And of course David’s finalizing a one-volume reprint of the two Straight Arrow books
Dexter Fong: Great! Sid, now I can finally hear them
Wind-UpTweeny: Amish, E?
SidFudd: Production rages on an EYKIW DVD – we can’t seem to run out of potential supplemental material
SidFudd: I’m working with Library of Congress to recover a rare 1971 Firesign TV appearance
cease: incluidng bbq, which wasn't a mushroom play?
SidFudd: A big New York dirigible obsessive that you all know&love just shipped us his video collection, transfers are in progress
Wind-UpTweeny: >>SidFudd: David O. shipped me all scripts for the Mushroom plays – I’ve transcribed them all >> Very cool, Sid :-)
cease: oh, the les crane show?
cease: they talked about it endlessly on the Fusion interview
cease: that;ll be amazing!
Dexter Fong: Could be the David Suskind show
cease: i have that
Dexter Fong: afkfr
cease: got it from elayne who got it from alan gross. i thought gross was their officila video archivist
Merlyn: Hey Sid, is my Nick Danger/Mark Time DVD from XM radio ever going to come out?
Elayne: I think he used to be, Cat.
Elayne: I got most of my stuff either from Alan Gross or Michael Packer.
cease: is he still alive?
Merlyn: I think so cat
Elayne: Alan, Cat? Yes, Dex saw him last week, I believe.
Elayne: And he still posts on his Facebook page.
cease: great. it was a gas meeting him at the 99 firesign show
cease: yes i thought i'd seen him on facebook
Merlyn: Facebook takes dead people, though
Elayne: I know it, Brian. I decided to unfriend at least three people a few days ago whom I know are no longer with us. Real heartbreaking.
SidFudd: Cat - yes, Profiles in BBQ Sauce will be in there - David also wants to include Dr. Blowjob, Bob Sideburn News, and The TV Set
cease: it was my daughter's memorial site that got me onto facebook to begin with
Elayne: You're on Facebook, Cat? Have I friended you?
Elayne: I'd better check...
cease: there are i think 2 dif versions of the tv set, the one called KWKWT and the usual one.
cease: yes el
Elayne: Ah yes, there you are.
SidFudd: Cat - no, unfortunately there's still no known copy of Les Crane. LOC has something else wonderful. I'll announce it once we have it in hand
Elayne: I have Facebook open in another window. I'm addicted to one of the games on there.
cease: maybe more, considering how it morphed into 2 places and dwarf
cease: i saw them do a very weird version of it at the ashgrove in 69
Wind-UpTweeny: for anyone who hasn't 'friended' me, I'm just Kurt Ericson from Austin on Facebook
cease: on that fusion interview, they talk about buyins a copy for themselves for $200
SidFudd: Merlyn - hell yeah, David is eager to make all the Fools in Space shows available. Maybe downloads?
cease: great idea, fudd
SidFudd: Has ANYBODY been in touch with Michael Packer? I can't get him to answer me - sent him a freebie of DUKE and everything
Elayne: I have 22 friends on my Firesign Facebook list, that's pretty good!
cease: ok i'm on facebook with him. i'll see what i can do
Merlyn: Whatever Sid - but you mean just the audio? The Nick/Mark stuff is audio + video
Elayne: Sid, I just sent him a Facebook friend request.
SidFudd: Re: TV Set - yes, they were revising that from '68 through '70 - that's going to be fun to edit
cease: the performance from hour hour was different too
Merlyn: we are already friends, tween
cease: you are going to edit that?
SidFudd: Cat - yeah, that Fusion interview is kind of heartbreaking - if only they'd bought copies of all their TV appearances back in the day!
cease: wow
Elayne: I have no idea if I've Facebook-friended all of you, because I never remember your real names!
cease: indeed, fudd
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Nino has my name but he's not going to give it to you
Elayne: Dex, you're not on Facebook, are you? I just looked.
Merlyn: we're already friends, E
SidFudd: Merlyn - I saw a multi-CD "Fools in Space" compilation on David's CD shelf a while back. Cover art was an eclipsed sun. Was that yours?
Wind-UpTweeny: Well E, you've got mine :)
cease: did you ever get an audio copy of last exit to fresno?
Elayne: I think so, Tweeny, let me check.
cease: i once had it, but it vanished in 70
Dexter Fong: I'm not on face book but *I* am on tail hook
Elayne: Um no, Tween, you aren't Facebook friendy with me. I just sent you a request.
Dexter Fong: Parse that reference heh heh
Elayne: You're on the hook for a lot more than that, Dex!
Wind-UpTweeny: una momento
Dexter Fong: And that's why I
cease: i didnt know you were in the navy
Dexter Fong: ing you this chance to get in on the ground floor of basement renting
SidFudd: Cat - no, there's no known copy of "Last Tunnel to Fresno". We've got a 60-second clip tho. Heartbreaking
Wind-UpTweeny: Confirmed, E :)
cease: bummer
Dexter Fong: Well done Cat
Elayne: Thanks Tween! I think that brings my Firesign Facebook list up to around 25 now...
cease: remember when we were talking about this in the bar after the show in langley
Dexter Fong: E: One question. Why aren't they *HERE*
cease: and bergman was remembering who he'd authorized to make copy of the krla tapes from before they went to the musueum
SidFudd: Cat - do you have a recording of "The Seance"?
cease: what year? the 67 oz stuff?
cease: he was determined to get the stolen tape back from the dude then. what happened?
Wind-UpTweeny: E - I assume that FB will clue me into some of your friends
Elayne: Dex, at least five of them are the 4or5 themselves, and you'd have to ask folks like Tom Gedwillo why he never stops by. They do their bits, just not all of them are chatty.
SidFudd: Right. We've got the script, but there's a big improvised interview segment at the top and I have no idea what they said
Elayne: I think so, Tween. Let me know if you need to know the Firesign-related ones.
Dexter Fong: E: A right taciturn bunch they are, then
SidFudd: I've had no contact whatsoever with Packer since the '90s
Dexter Fong: And you can tell them I said so
Elayne: Not on Facebook they're not! Every time Firesign posts something there are at least 60-70 responses.
Elayne: I'm betaking my cough to bed now. I hope everyone has a lovely New Year's Day - wish Firesign were still doing the Rose Parade commentary! See you in 2012!
Dexter Fong: Furiners? Ferenghi??
Wind-UpTweeny: E - if you have a Group List you could forward, that'd be cool
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 10:26 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
cease: hey fudd, why don't they re-record fresno? sell it maybe
SidFudd: Night Elayne
cease: by el
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne and swift recovery
Wind-UpTweeny: oops, she be gone
cease: bummer, fudd
cease: no seance
cease: that was mushroom?
SidFudd: Cat - they sure could re-record all those Mushroom shows, but they'd never duplicate that 1967 energy - or that audience
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 10:28 PM, dragging llanwydd by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
llanwydd: hello again
cease: true
cease: look what they've done with exorcism, constalntly reinvented including new bergman podcast
Dexter Fong: Sid: I wonder if they interpolated one of those shows into their present assemblage if it might not be well received
SidFudd: "Seance" I think was performed 10/29/67, same night as "Exorcism and Your Daily Life"
Wind-UpTweeny: On the other hand, there are always new versions of old classic rock...
cease: when they performed the mushrooms on stage, it wasn't just the radio show. they did them around la
Dexter Fong: Lady Ga Ga sings Dark Side of the Moon
Wind-UpTweeny: I love Pink Hotel
cease: i have the packer version of exorcism. also some other stuff about death. maybe that's what you[re referrring to
SidFudd: Dexter - they might like to try to re-adapt the Mushrooms, but they tried doing "By the Light of the Silver" on tour in 2005 and it laid an egg
Merlyn: Sid, I just found the master of the nick danger/mark time DVD, it's 4.6 gig, as far as I know, if you burn the 3 folders to a DVD, it will run
Merlyn: would 4.6 gig be downloadable nowadays?
llanwydd: my favorite part of pink hotel is the hemlock stones track
Wind-UpTweeny: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: Sid: Wow...it happens to be a pesonal favorite of mine, the most "gooned" out show of them all
llanwydd: or whatever he was called. I haven't listened to it in a few years
SidFudd: Merlyn - yeah, I could probably download that much material if I did it from work
Wind-UpTweeny: I meant that it might be done differently the 2nd time around
Merlyn: ok, but I mean if FT wanted to sell it that way
Wind-UpTweeny: They've had some time to think about it ;)
Merlyn: Or as a DVD?
Wind-UpTweeny: Sureshot Homeless?
llanwydd: that's it
llanwydd: I should look for it. I haven't heard it in two years or more
Dexter Fong: llan: Now that youu've moved, you should organize your media
Dexter Fong: I prefer alphabetical/chronological
Dexter Fong: others like library of congress
SidFudd: I'm not sure how Firesign wants to reissue "Fools" - but send me the video anyway, it's best that we have options
llanwydd: well I'm moving again soon but what does that have to do with it?
Dexter Fong: OR Governor Dewey System
cease: agina, llan?
cease: not back to snow country, i hope
llanwydd: definitely back to snow country
llanwydd: its my brier patch
Dexter Fong: That little grass shack on lake freezo?
cease: better grass than glass
Dexter Fong: Thru the grass, darkly
Dexter Fong: The Grass Menagerie
llanwydd: yes, people who live in grass houses shouldn't throw matches
SidFudd: Ah, the post-9/11 Firesign Theatre... "There is pig grease in my Tidywipes! DEATH TO AMERICA!"
Dexter Fong: Or get ready to inhale
cease: i was in a house made of hemp a few years ago on a nearby island
llanwydd: how many bedrooms?
Dexter Fong: Don't bogart that wall, my friend
llanwydd: I doubt if it was buckingham palace
cease: seemed pretty big.
Dexter Fong: Buckingham Blue, a particularly potent herb
cease: went to an alternative housing event on salt spring island in 2006. lots of intreresitng things being done there
llanwydd: it almost doesn't seem possible unless it was collapsable
Dexter Fong: Quote Queen Elizabeth:" We are *not* stoned"
cease: http://www.seemrealland.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_archive.html
cease: EVERBODY must get Stoned.
cease: i think the first dylan song i heard where his voice was to his advantage
Dexter Fong: Sharia law #A422
Dexter Fong: Amendment to Sharia law #A422-1 Except me
cease: hey fudd, are there stilll tapes of the kmet shows?
Wind-UpTweeny: Just because we live in a castle does not mean we are stoned...
cease: i left la in january so missed the last of those
Dexter Fong: Nor are you neccessarily royalty
cease: have a copy of one, but a particularly lousy one
Wind-UpTweeny dubs thee, Sir Dexter of York
cease: do you believe bergman, about the jack poet ads?
Dexter Fong: Nu?
Wind-UpTweeny: What about them, cease?
cease: they actually told jack poet to "fire those motherfuckers"?
cease: hey dont you all have DOM? its one of the extras
Wind-UpTweeny: Well, not your average commercial actors
Dexter Fong: I did not know that jack Poet hired er...um...coloureds
Wind-UpTweeny: I've always assumed those were parodies
Dexter Fong: Like Amos and Amdy?
Dexter Fong: Andy?
Dexter Fong: They sounded real to me
llanwydd: they must have been parotties
Wind-UpTweeny: pair o what?
Dexter Fong: Brothers selling German Cars
Dexter Fong: Goering woulda flipped
llanwydd: then we can invite over jack poet and make cars
Wind-UpTweeny: Ferdinand Porche, actually
Dexter Fong: Javohl
Wind-UpTweeny: always found it intersting that hippies adopted a Nazi invention as their transportation 'freedom'
Wind-UpTweeny: but they were really simple and reliable
cease: somehow, motherfucker, when uttered in either a german or a japanese accent, just sounds hilarious
Dexter Fong: TWEEN: A good idea knows no boundariezs
SidFudd: Cat - wow, the whole Radio Free Oz era '66-'69 is still a mystery in terms of the archive; lots and lots of transfers would be required to figure out exactly what we have
Wind-UpTweeny: Hello Madda, Hello Fukka
cease: fuddy, i hope i live long enough to hear it again.
Dexter Fong: I'm here flying, in this Stukkha
cease: "you
cease: have the beverly hillls archive which they got from ossman, right?
Wind-UpTweeny: lol Dex
SidFudd: Not only were the Jack Poet TV ads real, they aired, and we've got them all - they'll be on the DVD
cease: during thatr bar conversation, bergman and ossman remembered authoriszing someone to copy some of it for some reason, and then the middle hour dissappeared
Dexter Fong: sorry
cease: so that means, among other evils, that ossman never kept originals copies when he donated the tapes to the musuem?
Merlyn: every 10th caller gets a free volkswagon
cease: can't that be corrected in some way? thats what bergman seemed on the verge of at the time
SidFudd: Cat - some tapes went back and forth between MTR and Ossman, he got some back - still I should probably make a query to Bevery Hills MTR
cease: fudd, they arleady on one of the dvds
Dexter Fong: Which means; it's only original once, and it's never too late too make a bad impression
cease: who is mtr?
SidFudd: Do you mean "Weirdly Cool"? I didn't think that had all eight ads
Dexter Fong: I've called 10 times but I keep getting a recorded menu
SidFudd: MTR=Museum of Television & Radio
cease: if he didnt get a copy of last exit to fresno back, that's fucked up.
cease: oh, ok
cease: their catalog lists missing hours of the krla shows
cease: so the dissappearance is before the donation,eh?
cease: that was what the bar conversatino was about
Dexter Fong: Barkeep, gimme another dsonation
Dexter Fong: and make it tax-free
cease: how are sales of dom? i wonder how many people heard the originals to some extent and then buy dom
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: pardon a dumb question, what is last exit to fresno? it sounds familiar
Dexter Fong: Not many of us up in the hills here
cease: one of the magic mushroom shows llan
llanwydd: I see. I don't have that one
cease: they guys wrote 12 in 67 and performed them live on a radio show
Dexter Fong: llan: There was a novel/novelette last exit to brooklyn
cease: i thought i was in heaven, listening to them
cease: apparently, no one does, llan
SidFudd: MTR is now Paley Center - I just did a "Firesign" search, doesn't look promising: http://www.paleycenter.org/collection/?q=firesign&search.x=0&search.y=0
llanwydd: yeah, I 've heard of that, dex
SidFudd: Can I have another one of those Boosters, please?
llanwydd: damn! just took an ambien and its stuck in my thruckin foat!!
Dexter Fong: Sorry pal, you've been scrubbed
llanwydd: could eat something but then they don't work as well
SidFudd: As of tonight, 1258 copies of Duke of Madness Motors are spoken for. Total press run=2200 copies, so lots left
cease: yeah that is tiny. are the rest of the shows in storage?
SidFudd: "Last Tunnel to Fresno" was their Stalag 17 parody
llanwydd: np: the ancient - Yes
Dexter Fong: 1258 isn't terrible
llanwydd: sounds funny Sid
cease: wil i ever be able to hear bbq sauce?
cease: oissman was raving about it on a recent podcast
SidFudd: If we can find it, sure
cease: i thought there already was a copy. alas
Dexter Fong: Well, gotta move the car
Dexter Fong: Good to see you here Sir Sid
Dexter Fong: Night Dear Friends
cease: move that car, to duke of madness motors, tonight!
llanwydd: Nite Dex
Dexter Fong: See you next time, in progress
SidFudd: Cheerio
cease: keep on moopin
llanwydd: so, Sid. are you new here or have I seen you before?
Merlyn: nite dex
Merlyn: He's Taylor Jessen, FT archivistier
llanwydd: aha
llanwydd: well, I must be going. see everybody next week.
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:10 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs llanwydd by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
cease: by llan
Merlyn: cya llan
cease: mmm, these croquettes are heavenly
SidFudd: Oh llanwydd, I'll bet you say that to all the - oh he's gone
cease: never had lighter, fluffier potatoes
Merlyn: he says that to all the croquettes
Merlyn: very croquettish
cease: i admit, i flirt with the best potatoes
Merlyn: do you use a croquette mallet?
cease: but i'm no Spud Raliegh
cease: gotta get my flamingos in a row
Merlyn: well, I'll try to remember to log in next week, I keep forgetting
cease: we notifced your absence. we assumed it was intentional
Merlyn: just forgetting
Merlyn: well, I think I'll be going
cease: off you go
Merlyn: byeeee
||||||||| Merlyn says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Merlyn exits at 11:18 PM.
Wind-UpTweeny: Best to you , yours and all the Firesign and their families. Happy (and better) New Year!
Wind-UpTweeny: Until last time, again...
cease: same to you, tween
||||||||| Wind-UpTweeny leaves at 11:19 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Old FArt bounds in at 11:21 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Old FArt: Somebody lose a door knocker?
SidFudd: I already have one
SidFudd: G'night!
||||||||| At 11:22 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, SidFudd!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| At 11:22 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...
Old FArt: Anybody wanna buy a door kanocker? Slightly abused.
||||||||| Old FArt says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Old FArt exits at 11:23 PM.
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| "11:57 PM? 11:57 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Principalpoop should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Principalpoop enters and sits on the divan.
Principalpoop: happy new year all
||||||||| Principalpoop departs at 11:57 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| 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:
Dexter Fong
Old FArt
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