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 January 26, 2012 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| RedPillTweeny sneaks in around 10:52 AM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 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?"
||||||||| 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 cease gets out at 9:02 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 9:06 PM, dragging Dexter Fong by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Dexter Fong: Hi Cat
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Tweens 'R' Us', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:06 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey cease
Tweens 'R' Us: Dex
Dexter Fong: Hiya Tweeny
cease: hi dex, tween
Tweens 'R' Us: Gorgeous weather down here. Sunny and around 70
cease: you're in a warm place
cease: i will be in a couple weeks
Dexter Fong: Fairly mild here in NYC also
Tweens 'R' Us: Any more rumors about a new FST project?
Dexter Fong: Mid 50's on Tuesday
Tweens 'R' Us: Yeah, the Winter in general seems to have been pretty mild so far all-round
cease: not since the stuff they did together on rfo. that sounded promising
Dexter Fong: The Endless Summer is coming
||||||||| Principalpoop waltzes in at 9:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: i think they could do a new album from their computers.
cease: hi poop
Dexter Fong: Hi Poop
Principalpoop: live streaming
Tweens 'R' Us: There surely is a cornucopia of material available
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey P
Tweens 'R' Us: Whatcha streaming?
Principalpoop: What is the rod?
Tweens 'R' Us: Ah, OK
Principalpoop: no no, what the guys could do
Tweens 'R' Us: right, got it
Tweens 'R' Us: Would certainly cut down production costs
cease: home run hitter
Principalpoop: you got it? then free it, f it loves you, it will return
Tweens 'R' Us: and would be reasonably spontaneous, like the XM stuff
Dexter Fong wonders if Nino will ever regain his psychic powers
Tweens 'R' Us: XM without the XM, so to speak
Principalpoop: only nino knows fong
cease: they got paid for doing the xm show. who would pay them for live streaming?
Tweens 'R' Us: That really isn't a bad idea, since they wouldn't have to travel to do it
cease: i dont see that happening at all
Dexter Fong: He knows me but he doesn't no where I'm located
Principalpoop: they are exhibtionists, it is not just the money
cease: look at bergman's lack of success with his podcast
cease: poop, according to austin, yes it is for the money.
Principalpoop: they need to find a niche and fill it, stuff it full until it cries for more
Dexter Fong: Ukmmm sounds exciting
Tweens 'R' Us: Well, money is good. I don;t fault anyone for wanting some money for their enertainent
Principalpoop: well sure, they need money, but money is not well ah
Tweens 'R' Us: "Money isn't everything, but it sure helps."
cease: bergman spend more time begging for money than a pbs pledge drive
Principalpoop: they need an american express contract, but they are too, controversial
Tweens 'R' Us: lol
Principalpoop: the camels nose under the tent, only a dollar a month or something
cease: now he's only begging for $3.00 a month. i paid him for this month, but find myself not listening to it
Principalpoop: the world is insane anyway, mitt brings home 57,000 a day, doing nothing...
Tweens 'R' Us: Well, he trashes Dr. Paul so I'm not enthused about giving him money
Tweens 'R' Us: For the whole FST in internet performace, sure
Dexter Fong: He trashes Dr. Phil too
cease: i dont think i'm getting my $3.00 worth
Principalpoop: he trashes obama
Tweens 'R' Us: Hardly a good comparison, Dex lol
cease: and i've a been a firesign fan since they started
Tweens 'R' Us: But you can think what you want about Paul ;)
Principalpoop: wait, what about that 57 thousand dollars a day for doing nothing? where is the outrage?
Dexter Fong: Where's the love?
Tweens 'R' Us: No really, what Poop was talking about sounds great. Do an XM-style on their own without having to be in the same room
Tweens 'R' Us: I'd pay for that
cease: speaking of paul, i heard a great interview with george martin on bbc
Principalpoop: if you guys I don't care, I guess no one else will either, nevermind
cease: entertaining tales of producing the beatles
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:19 PM and Merlyn sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Tweens 'R' Us: I'll bet it was great, cease
Principalpoop: hi M
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey Merl
cease: maybe merl knows
Merlyn: hey
Dexter Fong: Nice sashay Merlyn
cease: he knows everything firesonian
Tweens 'R' Us: RE: Romney et al - I never in my life would have thought I could become enamored with someone running on the Republican ticket
Merlyn: I still don't know why Nino is broken
Dexter Fong: Tween: Love is blind brother
||||||||| Outside, the 9:20 PM bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Elayne coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Principalpoop: Nino still like you M
cease: hi el
Principalpoop: Hey E
Dexter Fong: Home early tonight?
Tweens 'R' Us: Paul is not your average Republican. Ralph Nader has endorsed him, and I do believe many Liberals and Independents may like him for his anti-war/anti-imperialism stance.
Elayne: Yep Dex, got out at 7 PM.
Tweens 'R' Us: Realy, check the guy out
Dexter Fong: Slacker!!
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey E
Elayne: You mean except for female liberals and independents, Tween, yes?
Elayne: Virulently "pro-life" (i.e., anti-woman).
Tweens 'R' Us: Roe?
cease: any news on new firesign projects, merl?
Dexter Fong: Let us wade
Principalpoop: every sperm is sacred, every sperm is fine
cease: we was all talking about that before you showed up
Elayne: The thing with Paul is, he's a right-wing Libertarian. Get the government off the backs of rich white individuals.
Tweens 'R' Us: Well, he was an OB/GYN for many years, so I guess quite a few women liked him
Elayne: And into the wombs of female individuals.
cease: i talked to doc tech yesterday, but he didnt say anything about that
Tweens 'R' Us: You're wrong about that, E
Tweens 'R' Us: I invite you to read some of his articles and speeches
Dexter Fong: RSVP?
Tweens 'R' Us: He's been called a Libertarian Constitutionalist
Elayne: Another problem with Paul: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/antebellum-libertarianism.html
cease: do any of you have a tablet?
Tweens 'R' Us: His beef with Roe is that it's a States Rights issue, that te Fed didn't have the authority
Principalpoop: the race war articles or homophobe articles or anti-jew stuff he did not know he was publishing?
Dexter Fong: How many times have I heard that tiresome phrase
cease: i'm borrowing a friend's ipad 1 so will try and chat when i travel in feb
Principalpoop: you picked a dirty dirty horse to back, tween....
cease: i gather you can chat from such a device
Dexter Fong: Cat: Where are you staying in Vegas?
Tweens 'R' Us: If I couls ask you to read one book, it would be "The Revolution: A Manifest". He very clearly outlines his views there
Elayne: Here's one from 4 years ago: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/02/ron-paul-still-misogynist-douchebag.html
cease: sameplace as last time, the excalibur
Tweens 'R' Us: OK E. You have my suggestion :)
Tweens 'R' Us: The Revolution: A Manifesto"
cease: they have been relentlessly lowering their prices ever since i stayed there and now are as cheap as the imperial palace, where i first stayed last feb
cease: this time i hope the remote works, but with the ipad maybe i wont watch much tv
Tweens 'R' Us: I'll bet people are traveling less, cease, what with the economy
Elayne: Melissa says it best: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2011/12/ron-paul-freedom-fucker.html
cease: i know i can get HULU in the states. we cant get it here
Tweens 'R' Us: lol, love the title
Dexter Fong: Feb is a slow month for Vegas
cease: seem to have missed a lot of south parks, i can catch up down there
Elayne: No interest, Tween. "Ron Paul cannot be considered a champion of "liberty" so long as he believes women's bodies should be state property. "Freedom" and an anti-choice position are fundamentally incompatible. I can't put it more plainly than this: I am not free, if the word is to have any meaning at all, as long as Ron Paul is up in my uterus."
cease: yeah, great for me getting restaurant reservations
Elayne: Plus, you know, racist.
||||||||| 9:28 PM: llanwydd jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
Principalpoop: well put E, Tween simply ignores my complaints also, brushes them aside....
llanwydd: how's everybody?
Principalpoop: hey llan
cease: i hope i don't blow up, like that diner in the last python flick
Tweens 'R' Us: Let's see, I guess his quote that "Racism is a sickness of the spirit" doesn't impress you lol
Elayne: More: "He doesn't believe people with uteri should have bodily autonomy, he doesn't believe same-sex couples should be allowed equal rights, he doesn't believe the government should provide necessary institutional support to people with disabilities, he doesn't appear to believe that people of color are his equal, and he does appear to believe that poor people deserve their lot. He seemingly lacks the ability to empathize with anyone who is meaningfully different from himself, and that is not an acceptable characteristic for someone who wants to be the president of a diverse democracy. "
cease: and speaking of python, did you hear they're "maybe" making a new flick?
cease: hi llan
Elayne: Hey Llan!
llanwydd: that's amazing, cat.
Principalpoop: wow E, wow
Principalpoop: any of that sink in tween?
Elayne: Cat, I have a feeling Eric Idle will continue to be a hold-out there. He and Cleese are at odds at the moment, I believe.
llanwydd: I remember terry jones being asked if python would ever get back together and he said something like "well, wouldn't it look rather pathetic at our age?"
Elayne: The thing is, there are things about libertarianism that are appealing, like being anti-war and anti-drug war. But the Ayn Rand version of it? I have no use for selfishness.
Tweens 'R' Us: "he doesn't believe same-sex couples should be allowed equal rights, he doesn't believe the government should provide necessary institutional support to people with disabilities, he doesn't appear to believe that people of color are his equal, and he does appear to believe that poor people deserve their lot." Please provide your sources for such a conclusion
Principalpoop: red drawf is making a new film
Merlyn: Juan Epstein of Welcome Back, Kotter died today. Signed, Epstein's Mother
cease: bummer, el. a new python flick would be amazing
Merlyn: isn't the Red Dwarf film still in development hell?
Principalpoop: lordy
Tweens 'R' Us: Please read "Manifesto", and then perhaps we can talk ;)
Principalpoop: shhhh M, shhhh, don't burst my bubble
Tweens 'R' Us: These people are pulling that stuff straigt out of their arses
cease: lol merl
Principalpoop: i saw him talk about his aide not having access to health care, be honest tween...
Dexter Fong: Didn't they have to change the title to Native American Little Person?
Principalpoop: not the governments job, according to saint paul
Merlyn: just that there's been talk of a Red Dwarf film for a long time. Of course, the same was true of Hitchhiker's Guide, and that finally happened.
Elayne: Anti-gay adoption: http://www.dailypaul.com/2379/gay-adoptions
llanwydd: I always thought python should spoof one of those old "broadway melody" films
Principalpoop: there are a couple of new absolutely fabulous episodes out there, wow wow wow
cease: apparently the new thing is sf. the pythons play aliens
Dexter Fong: Poop: Are you referring to "Ab-Fab"?
cease: new episodes?
llanwydd: that sounds great, cat
Principalpoop: the daughter is out of prison for forging passports for asylyum seekers lool
Tweens 'R' Us: Ron Paul Quotes - have a it :) - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ron_Paul#Race
Principalpoop: yes fong
Dexter Fong: Yes, there are 3 new episodes of "Absolutely Fabulous"
Elayne: Anti-civil rights, anti-disability: http://peoplesworld.org/why-progressives-should-not-support-ron-paul/
Tweens 'R' Us: You said anti-gay marriage
Tweens 'R' Us: lol
cease: maybe i can watch them on hulu in vegas
Principalpoop: i have seen one, not found the others yet
Tweens 'R' Us: We could do this all night :/
llanwydd: why not sf? it's practically untapped by MP
Elayne: But really Tween, I shouldn't have to find citations to reference what's obvious in the man's words and voting record. Common sense will do.
cease: i want to finally download the new yorker app
Elayne: And I'm done with Paul. Don't care to discuss it further, I've said my piece.
Tweens 'R' Us: It is true that he does not believe in the Welfare/Warfare State
cease: i keep getting emails from them offering it to me, but i can't get it with a computer
Tweens 'R' Us: He absolutely believe in caring for people in need
llanwydd: if ron paul hasn't been elected by now, I don't think he has a chance
Elayne: The so-called "welfare state" is the only thing keeping lots of people alive in our current economy, Tween.
Tweens 'R' Us: He just hates some monster federal bureaucracy being in charge of our lives
llanwydd: he's been running for years
Elayne: But I'm sorry, I said I was done, and I am.
Principalpoop: unless they need an abortion to save their own life....
Principalpoop: baby comes first, don't you know?
Principalpoop: paul can rot in heoll
Tweens 'R' Us: Yes, Elayne, people need to be taken care of
Elayne: Here's a chart for you, Tween: http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/01/chart-day-federal-programs-surprisingly-well-run
Dexter Fong: Tween, hate to burst your bubble-so to speak- but Paul ain't getting nominated and if third party, wont get elected
Elayne: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Elayne: Gah, I didn't come in to discuss politics this evening, sorry!
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey, I'm just talking politics here
Elayne: I need to get goodly stretched.
Tweens 'R' Us: Don't know what will happen between now and November
Elayne: My calf cramped this morning for at least a half a minute without cessation. I haven't felt that much concentrated pain in awhile.
Principalpoop: they get me going too E, you did much much better than me, thanks and congrats
Tweens 'R' Us: Obama might invade Iran and start WWIII
cease: always a good idea, el
Elayne: On the other hand, it helped "fix" my right foot, which I've been unable to put weight on for two days.
cease: the goodly stretched, not the reason for it
Tweens 'R' Us: Sorry to hear, E :(
Principalpoop: part of getting old, i turn funny and think I broke a rib
Tweens 'R' Us /
Elayne: I have to do more goodly calf stretches, that's for sure! And incease my potassiu, I think.
Elayne: Yes, we have no bananas!
Dexter Fong: iv'e never found you funny, poop =))
Elayne: Yes PrinPoop, all those weird aches and clicks we swear we didn't have when we were younger...
Elayne: Thanks Tween. Pain has a way of putting things into perspective.
Principalpoop: you think I am not funny? you think I am not some kind of clown or something? what do you mean?
llanwydd: I had a great uncle with a potassium deficiency
Elayne: Thank goodness it finally eased, even if it was well over 30 seconds by my reckoning. And as I say, my foot's almost better now.
Dexter Fong: Poop: What do you mean "what do you mean?"?
llanwydd: I'll never forget. one day on a christmas morning he couldn't move and nobody knew what was wrong with him
Elayne: I don't take walking for granted, that's for certain!
Principalpoop: that was from good fellas fong, keep up...
Elayne: Yikes, Llan!
cease: i fell 10 days ago, and still have blackish eye. wonder if it will cause me problems crossing the border
Principalpoop: that is not good
llanwydd: they found out it was a potassium deficiency but what an uproar it caused
Dexter Fong: Poop: recongnized the source
Principalpoop: i barely did, thought I should explaine hehe
Principalpoop: 4 days into a walking exercise routine, this is hell, feel like I have run 10 miles already when I start
Dexter Fong: Poop: DId you know that Joe Pesce was a recording studio rat when the $ Seasons first started in business
Dexter Fong: 4 Seasons
cease: i can see him as a rat
Principalpoop: there a lot of good stories about him
Elayne: Speaking of ailments, I just came over a bit dizzy. Going to have a lie-down. Next week, all!
Dexter Fong: lol Cat
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:43 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Elayne by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
llanwydd: how many miles are you walking, princ?
Dexter Fong: Perhaps it's the "catness" in you
cease: by el
Principalpoop: 30 minutes, not miles yet
cease: lol
cease: i have to do some walking around here too, when it's not frozen, in prep for walking up and down the strip
Principalpoop: half of that is uphill
Dexter Fong: Our 2 new cats are settling in nicely, very well behaved
llanwydd: that reminds me, I climbed a 165 foot staircase a couple of weeks ago and my legs were sore for days after
Dexter Fong: I'd rather strip up and down the Walk
llanwydd: I climbed the stairs of a lighthouse actually
cease: well behaved is good
Principalpoop: that story helped encourage me llan, i would have keeled over doing it
Dexter Fong: Are you still complaining llan =)
Merlyn: doesn't sound very light
llanwydd: they were steep steps, too
Dexter Fong: Steep stony steps?
Merlyn: I need to start wearing anti-vericose-vein socks
Principalpoop: i like the way they feel M
Dexter Fong: and a face mask too
llanwydd: no, they were iron or steel
Dexter Fong: Ah modern light house eh?
Principalpoop: except the area under my knees and above the socks swells out like baby inner tubes attached
Merlyn: I have a few PP, yes, they do help.
llanwydd: this was in Ponce Inlet, FL
llanwydd: not very modern. 19th century
Dexter Fong: When I was a kid, they were made out of bamboo by shipwrecked Japanese sailors
Merlyn: something I can look forward to, I guess
cease: is your iron lung working again?
Principalpoop: who you calling a ponce? Do I look like a ponce to you? in what way?
llanwydd: one fascinating thing they had on the lighthouse property was a portugese ship anchor made in the 1500s. I was fascinated to see something that old
Dexter Fong: Ponces are amusing?
Principalpoop: hehe
cease: sounds like the eddie izzard line about american sense of history
Dexter Fong: Welcome to Joe Pesce Night
Principalpoop: maybe you did not hear fong, I don't shine shoes anymore...
cease: he goes to somewhere in the states and he's told that a particular building was 50 years old, as if that were miraculous
llanwydd: I have to mention that while I was looking at the anchor another looker on said "is it made of wood?" he was apparently serious
Dexter Fong: What do you shine, then, the old "door knob"?
llanwydd: I had mixed feelings. of course one should tolerate stupid people and then again...
cease: i'm planning to eat lots of pesce in vegas, but i dont think any of them are named joe
Dexter Fong: LLAN: DOn't you remeber the days of Iron men and Wooden anchors?
llanwydd: I don't, dex. I'm sorry
cease: i love old stuff too. old buildings, ancient egyptian stuff
Principalpoop: wait a minute, no, that was spanish moss, nevermind
llanwydd: lol
Principalpoop: i lived half a block from a spanish castle that millionaire hurst brought to miami
Dexter Fong: What castle is that Poop?
llanwydd: I didn't know hearst brought san simeon to miami
Dexter Fong: Yeh...what he said
Principalpoop: i forget the name, it is famous, I will google
llanwydd: you have a castle in your ami?
llanwydd: I see
Principalpoop: http://citybuzz.com/miami/hearsts-miami-castle-the-spanish-monastery
Dexter Fong: Itsah no his ami, itsah my ami
Principalpoop: a little place, not a big castle, like the thing in california
llanwydd: that's very interesting. thanks for the link
llanwydd: so it was built in spain and rebuilt in florida
Principalpoop: it is not put together right, there was plague when they brought it over, they destroyed the boxes that said what was what
Principalpoop: yes llan
llanwydd: that's hilarious
Dexter Fong: Poop: If I understand this, he didn't bring it to Miami, he bought it *in* miami
cease: ive been to the one in cal when i was a kid. it was huge
cease: this looks more modest
Dexter Fong: Fransicans were not overly ostentatious
llanwydd: yeah, the picture reminds me somewhat of the alamo
Dexter Fong: Where you rent cars?
Principalpoop: he bought it in spain
llanwydd: the san franciscans were
Dexter Fong: defeated by the giants
Principalpoop: http://www.spanishmonastery.com/
Principalpoop: it has its own website now hehehe
llanwydd: not exactly san simeon
Principalpoop: the cloisters, sounds like a restaurant
cease: if we'd never had san simeon, we wouldnt have citizen kane
Dexter Fong: Poop, are you a registered Travel Agent?
cease: or the firsign parody Kane!
llanwydd: there is a retirement community called the cloisters not far from me
Principalpoop: anyway, I live half a block away from there in north miami beach
Principalpoop: lived
Dexter Fong: I thought you were in Roanoke
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: ah
cease: you like miami?
Principalpoop: new york city has a cloisters too I think
cease: the armour museum?
Principalpoop: too humid, otherwise perfect
Dexter Fong: Yes, way up on the northwest corner
llanwydd: you're in florida, princ? I thought you were in VA
Principalpoop: i corrected it llan, I said I lived in miami, yes I am in roanoke
Dexter Fong: we covered this llan =)
Principalpoop: don't go schroon lake on me hehe
llanwydd: sorry
Dexter Fong: lol
Principalpoop: hehehe
llanwydd: lol
Dexter Fong: afkfr
Principalpoop: cloisters, anyplace that people cloist I guess LOL
cease: merl never did asnwer about new firesign projects
Principalpoop: you ever cloisted cat?
cease: not that i know of
Principalpoop: i have, maybe a few times hehe
llanwydd: merl and tween are fading
cease: sounds like a lewis carrol character, The Cloisted Cat
llanwydd: you can only see his smile
Principalpoop: or a way to cook something, I will have the cloisted rutabagas
cease: ou can only see him in cloisters
llanwydd: very good
llanwydd: you have never seen me in cloisters
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:04 PM and Bunnyboy sashays out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Principalpoop: sort of like clusters and closets, sorta, kinda
Tweens 'R' Us: Catherwod, please serve everyone some cloisted rutabagas
llanwydd: Hey Bunnyboy
Bunnyboy: Hiya!
Tweens 'R' Us: Hey Bunny
Dexter Fong: Hey Bunny
Principalpoop: hi bb, hip hop
Tweens 'R' Us: Catherwood, please serve everyone some cloisted rutabagas
||||||||| Catherwood gets everyone some cloisted rutabagas.
llanwydd: wb, tween
Merlyn: MMMmmm, rutabagas
Principalpoop: i cannot remember the last time I had a rutubaga
cease: hey bun
llanwydd: how is it julia child never mentioned cloisting?
Dexter Fong: I had a rudawakening once
Bunnyboy: cat: The main page link to RED SHIFT is broken.
Principalpoop: in french it is called savoir quiche alouetta
cease: not exactly, bun. the play isn't up. not enough bandwidth on my server
cease: doc could only get the first 3 up, not red shift
Bunnyboy: Oh, I see.
cease: we spoke last night. he said he was working on it, but he has a very full plate as it is
Principalpoop: did you take care of that thing fong? not that thing, the other thing...
cease: i needed his assistance on an art project for my upcoming vegas trip
Dexter Fong: You think I am a caretaker, Poop?
Principalpoop: you better take care, or forgedaboutit
Dexter Fong: You think I am just here to take care of you?
cease: is merl back?
Principalpoop: he was cat, he like rutabagas, I lke rhubarb
cease: better to be a caretaker than an undertaker
Dexter Fong: He's eating rutabagas it would seem
llanwydd: np: time and a word
cease: food is good
Principalpoop: and yes fong, i have always depended on the kindness of strange fongs...
Dexter Fong: Wow!!
Dexter Fong: There are no strange fongs, only fongs you have not yet met
llanwydd: what's your favorite food, cat?
Dexter Fong: Dog I think
cease: good fish. like every other cat
Principalpoop: wait, I know that song, The Fongs, that I have not yet met....
Bunnyboy: Finally found something too rich for my blood: MPI is releasing a complete series set of DARK SHADOWS.
llanwydd: lol
Principalpoop: you mean it did have an ending? wow
llanwydd: the original series, bb? I would assume
cease: vegies are good too. awoke to discover Fumiyo making cauliflower in cheese sauce, one of my fave breakfasts
Principalpoop: you might as well have brussel sprouts, lordy
Bunnyboy: 131 DVDs, over 1200 hours,in a shoebox-sized coffin case!
Principalpoop: LOL
Dexter Fong: Anti vegetarian dis establishmner, Poop
cease: there's a soup store that has amazing broccoli soup i love but they only have free parking on weekends so i try and stock up
llanwydd: that's hilarious, bb
cease: you wont live that long, bun
Bunnyboy: SRP...600 smackers!
llanwydd: I started watching dark shadows in 1970 and followed it for about a year until it went off the air
Principalpoop: thinking of all the people I knew who smoked after school and watched that, I think there is a market...
Dexter Fong: Bunny: I'm kinda amazed that so much if not all of it survived
Tweens 'R' Us: ...
llanwydd: then I watched it on the sci-fi channel many years later
llanwydd: I'm going to do a fanfilm of it someday
cease: i am unaware of this programme
llanwydd: it was probably the only "horror" soap opera in television history
Bunnyboy: Dex: Yeah, considering ABC's penchant, in the day, for wiping and reusing video tape.
Dexter Fong: Cat: A half hour soap that aired late afternoon, the first soap to introduce guns and crime and such into soaps
Principalpoop: it was like the radio vampire and castle program that was on forever
Dexter Fong: Ooop, thinking of another soaper, sorry
cease: ok now i know why. i have never been able to watch a soap
Principalpoop: Inverness? what was the name?
llanwydd: I was in 4th grade when I started watching Dark Shadows. 1970
Principalpoop: drug addled brain
Dexter Fong: Cat or someone: What was the name of that late afternoon half-hour show that Proctor was on?
Bunnyboy: The lead, Jonathan Frid, is a Canadian.
Principalpoop: dawdle
llanwydd: that reminds me, I saw an episode of the original Outer Limits recently which I had seen only once before when I was 4 or 5 years old and I actually remembered lines from it
Principalpoop: a good place for the word excellent that llan
cease: i remember ellison wrote a famous script for outer limits but i never saw it
llanwydd: I had dreamed about it the night I saw it
cease: yeah proc was on a soap. at least one.
llanwydd: the dream had stuck with me
cease: about the guy who discovers he's really a robot
cease: though a similarly themed twililght zone
Bunnyboy: And that man was Mitt Romney.
Dexter Fong: Hey Cat: Have you installed a new lighting scheme where you type, you typing is like, stellar, bro
Principalpoop: dog wants out
Dexter Fong: We all want out, poop
Tweens 'R' Us: Wasn't there some question about the Bladerunner perhaps being a Replicant himself?
Tweens 'R' Us: lol Bunny
Dexter Fong: And politics brings our dear departed brother back to the fold
cease: pain medication not as delterious to typing as the other kind
Bunnyboy: Tween: Yup.
Tweens 'R' Us: Robin Williams suggested that perhaps Reagan was Disney's last great animatronics project
cease: good one, tween, robin
cease: tween, you mean in the book, yes? flick, no.
llanwydd: have to send an email. brb
Tweens 'R' Us: In the flick, Rachael asks 'if he had ever taken the test himself'.
cease: there's a great scene in the book where the read has no idea who is real
cease: reader
Tweens 'R' Us: An allusion to the possibility, I do believe
cease: oh i see, tween. good point
Tweens 'R' Us: I do need to read Electric Sheep
cease: dick could create confusing alternate worlds like anybody
cease: yes you do, tween.
cease: my 2nd fave dick, after Ubik
cease: dick also wrote a great short story on the previously discussed them of man discovering himself to be robot
cease: called The Electric Ant. look it up
Tweens 'R' Us: There are 4 volumes??
Tweens 'R' Us: to androids/sheep?
cease: on his short stories? yeah probably
Tweens 'R' Us: Check out the local library catalog
cease: no he didnt write any multipart novels
cease: wrote tons of them
Tweens 'R' Us: Ah OK, there is a single book called Blade Runner with that title
cease: i have an anthology i bought in a tokyo bookstore called Decade: the 60s, best sotries of that decade as chosen by someone
cease: the original title was long, blade runner is famous flick
cease: thats where i read Electric Ant. but it'll be lots of places
cease: i'ts a short book, tween. most of his books are short
Dexter Fong: cause they short stories
cease: no, the novels
Tweens 'R' Us: OK
llanwydd: I think Decade was an annual if I remember right
cease: some of his novels began as short stories though. got much better as novels
Tweens 'R' Us: I've reserved it
cease: yes llan, some sort of series
Tweens 'R' Us: Nothing like have a great library available
llanwydd: I'm not thinking clearly tonight
Dexter Fong: See electric Sheep run; see ES run down: see ES stop
cease: i love libraries tween. would live in one if it were possible
llanwydd: that line is going to come back to haunt me
Tweens 'R' Us: Heard that, cease
Dexter Fong: And here it comes....They have a decades review avery year?
cease: you read pkd, dex?
Bunnyboy: Running away. Back another day! Byeya!
cease: the most firesonian of sf writers that i know of
Dexter Fong: Long time ago
cease: by bun
Tweens 'R' Us: Of course, if you're discerning, the internet can be your library
Dexter Fong: was a great SF reader from when I was 8 or 9, father liked sf
Principalpoop: back, by bun
Tweens 'R' Us: Lots of free books out there on PDF
Dexter Fong: Pretty damn Free
cease: are ipads the same as ebooks?
||||||||| 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 scriptbird disembarks at 10:32 PM.
||||||||| At 10:32 PM, Bunnyboy vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Dexter Fong: Hiya Bird
cease: its a bird! it's a script!
Dexter Fong: It's a Byrds script
cease: turn, turn, turn the page
scriptbird: It's scriptbird!
Principalpoop: i explored selling my paperbacks at amazon.com, the shipping costs more than the books are worth...
Dexter Fong: Buffalo Springfield meet Poco
Principalpoop: or a scrip t-bird
llanwydd: you can buy a book for one cent at amazon but you pay $2.98 for shipping
llanwydd: I've done that though
Principalpoop: exactly llan
Tweens 'R' Us: I've never owned a handheld, cease
cease: i would suspect so, poop
Tweens 'R' Us: I just read on my computers
Dexter Fong: Poop: Yeah, thats a problem...used to be a lot more bookstores that would let you trade in your old PBs
cease: i'm borrowing the ipad so i'll find out
Tweens 'R' Us: Hell, I just bought my first $10 cell phone last Fall lol
cease: you're one appliace up on me, tween
Dexter Fong: Is that the one you have to plug in?
Tweens 'R' Us is way behind the times, technologically
Principalpoop: you have a cell phone? i only have a land line
llanwydd: I was later than you, tween. don't feel bad
Dexter Fong: But ahead of the pa k politically =))
Tweens 'R' Us: Actually, now that I have one, I take it with me everywhere as I would my set of keys
Dexter Fong: I got two pre WW2 tin cans and the reception is great
Principalpoop: i am sure it is handy, i would use it to order subs to pick up on the way home from somewhere lol
Tweens 'R' Us: It's handy to call cabs and stuff like that
llanwydd: LOL, Dex
Tweens 'R' Us: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: They've been restrung with polyfibre though
Tweens 'R' Us: hehe
Principalpoop: cans? i beat on the empty logs
Tweens 'R' Us: One of Obama's projects?
Tweens 'R' Us ducks
Dexter Fong: Hey, stop beating on mylog, I'm sleeping in here
Principalpoop: that was you doing that hehe
Dexter Fong: I just drank some muddy water and now it's time to sleep in a holler log
Principalpoop: drank or listened to?
llanwydd: didn't know muddy water could put you to sleep
Dexter Fong: No Delta Blues fans eh?
cease: how's it scripting, bird?
Dexter Fong: If it has drugs in it it can llan
scriptbird: ok
Principalpoop: bayou blues man myself
llanwydd: I used to go to a coffee house in burlington, VT called Muddy Waters
Dexter Fong: I think there wwas a Muddy Waters Too at schroon lake
Principalpoop: hipster place or what llan?
llanwydd: very much so
cease: is that where they keep the ufos, dex?
Dexter Fong: They notta you foes, theysa my foes
Dexter Fong: and the enemy ofa my foes, is my friend
Principalpoop enters muttering and waving his arms frantically (enter chat left) (Leave chat right!)
llanwydd: didn't notice you come in, scriptbird. are you new here or have we known you by another name?
Dexter Fong: Anda that why this isa Joe Pesce Night
llanwydd: ever heard the george carlin routine where he says he worships joe pesci as a deity?
cease: you make bunga bunga with ufos?
llanwydd: I thought it was funny
scriptbird: iI've been here before...I'm a friend of Elayne
Dexter Fong: llan: No! What album is it on
llanwydd: well, good to see you. welcome!
cease: she has departed but you are welcome
Dexter Fong: Script: She was here earlier but left due to dizziness
llanwydd: I don't even remember the title, dex but it was the one just before Complaints and Grievances
Tweens 'R' Us: She needed to listen to some jazz
Dexter Fong: Bithing and Moaning?
Dexter Fong: Bitching
cease: what was his rationale for deifying pesci?
Dexter Fong: he was a reincarnated fish
llanwydd: now I remember the title: You Are All Diseased
Dexter Fong: Thats kind of offputting
llanwydd: and the last line on the album was "Joe Bless You! Goodnight!"
cease: but it's really good fish, mrs pesce
Dexter Fong: A sign!!! A veritable sign from heaven, dear friends!
Principalpoop: he did get a little viscious about fat assed old hippies
cease: viscous is one word you could not overuse
Principalpoop: all in fun hehe
cease: the one time i saw him it was more an assault than an entertainment
cease: the wasnt long before his death
llanwydd: you actually saw carlin, cat? I would have like to see him. especially in the 70s
Principalpoop: colbert did the peanuts joke the other night
llanwydd: one of the first albums I ever owned was Occupation: Foole
Principalpoop: 2 peanuts walking on the sidewalk, one was assaulted
cease: yeah he came to vancouver
cease: i remember talking about it on chat. it's in the archives, if i can remember when i went
cease: good one, poop
llanwydd: I think I remember you mentioning it, cat
llanwydd: if I remember right you said, "it was more anger than anything else"
Principalpoop: centuries from now, researchers will analyze these chats and wonder why we never mentioned syria or china or nanobots or arcturus lol
cease: he was very bitter. a few laughs, but he was much more into communicating pain then getting laughs
llanwydd: and that's really what his later stuff was. he wasn't as funny as in the 70s
Dexter Fong: Poop: YOu just did
Principalpoop: i know, mess up their statistics lol
cease: he was cruising on being "george carlin" so whatever he said was fine
Principalpoop: non geo-political chat references lol
cease: his tv show was remarkably devoid of laughs
llanwydd: I recorded his final HBO special which I thought was much better than the stuff he did in the 90s
Principalpoop: his memory was remarkable
Dexter Fong: I don't remember that
Principalpoop: he knew exactly what words he wanted to include and included them
llanwydd: lol
Principalpoop: remember what?
Dexter Fong: You mean the famous "7 words you can't say"?
llanwydd: well, when you do something long enough you get it right
Principalpoop: no no, synonyms and antonyms, when he got on a roll
Dexter Fong: That's kinda what stand up is anyway
cease: true
cease: you like carlin, scriptbird?
Principalpoop: i am more spontaneous and then ah ordinary hehe
cease: he had one line that was profoundly relavent to me.
llanwydd: my favorite carlin album was his first. a lot of people thing FM/AM was his first but there was one before that called "Take-Offs and Put-Ons" which was fantastic
Principalpoop: there is no god?
cease: it was about tanning. "I'm just trying to neutralize the blue."
llanwydd: neutralize the blue was from "Occupation: Foole". I didn't understand that joke
Principalpoop: he was one atheist that got away with it in america
Principalpoop: give us one of the jokes from take-offs and put ons llan? lol
cease: my skin is so white it damages cameras
Principalpoop p
Dexter Fong: What about Madelyn Albright, no ah Murray
llanwydd: he did a lot of commercial spoofs in Take Offs
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: put an asprin on cats stomach and it looks like a liver spot
cease: i dont remember that album
llanwydd: "Which pile of laundry is the whiter of the two?" "The blue pile".
Principalpoop: lool ok, making fun of ads
llanwydd: "no, dummy. it's not the blue pile".
Dexter Fong: LLAN: Don't work blue
Merlyn: Hey, see ya next week
llanwydd: well, folks, I may be joining you from Ticonderoga next week.
Principalpoop: night M, good luck
||||||||| Merlyn leaves at 11:02 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn and prayers for Nino
Principalpoop: night llan, safe trip
llanwydd: I'm trying to move back north but not everything is going according to plan
Principalpoop: crazy drivers, be careful
Dexter Fong: Coming back north llan?
cease: if he never worked blue, maybe lenny bruce would still be alive
Principalpoop: he would not have been lenny bruce, but yes
Dexter Fong: Cat: Nah
llanwydd: in any case, I plan to see you next week. good nytol.
Principalpoop: take the schroon lake exit hehe
cease: you see krassner on the phil oaks show on monday ?
cease: pbs
||||||||| At 11:03 PM, llanwydd rushes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cease: i pointed him out to fumiyo and she asked his age. i told her he was 80
Dexter Fong: Last Exit to Schroon Lake
cease: she thought late 50s but very wasted
Principalpoop: hehehe
Tweens 'R' Us: OK, going to go watch Waterworld and assume Obama can fix everything ;)
Tweens 'R' Us: later, gators
Principalpoop: no no, paul will do that
BR> Principalpoop: night tween
>|||||| 11:05 PM -- Tweens 'R' Us left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Principalpoop: i changed the font somehow
Dexter Fong: Hmmm
Principalpoop: wtf
Principalpoop: or I had a stroke, and all the letters are smaller
Dexter Fong: At ease mens, we all experienced that
Principalpoop: ahh ok, thanks
Dexter Fong: I think it's the "Schrron Lake effect
Dexter Fong: Schroon Lake Effect SLE we call it
Principalpoop: could be, colder there you know, makes things smaller
Dexter Fong: Sure do did doe
Principalpoop: in the 50s here tonight, bizarre
Principalpoop: should be freezing
Dexter Fong: I love the fifties...big cars....big women....big hair....and small gas prices
Principalpoop: i like the colors in the movies then
Principalpoop: bigger rather than lifelike hehe
Dexter Fong: Yeah me too, all black and white and gray
scriptbird: so long everyone
cease: by bird
Principalpoop: late 50s
||||||||| At 11:09 PM, scriptbird vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Principalpoop: night scriptbird, good luck
Dexter Fong: Night Bird, I'll tell elayne you were here unless you talk to here
Dexter Fong: Poop: You think that bird needs good luck?
Dexter Fong: Does she look unlucky to you?
Principalpoop: writing a script, sure
Dexter Fong: Her script is for your amusement
Principalpoop: i could not do that, (poop answers sheepishly? proudly? quietly)
Dexter Fong: You never know till you try
Principalpoop: it was a dark and stormy night, that is as far as I have gotten lol
cease: ok, i'm off too
Dexter Fong: Night Cat
Principalpoop: night cat, good luck to you and yours too
||||||||| At 11:12 PM, cease vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Principalpoop: car done?
Principalpoop: oops, did he say earlier?
Dexter Fong: No gotta go do it. Thanks for asking though =)
Principalpoop: i can check the cheese log, nevermind
Principalpoop: i meant cats car, after the accident, but good, helped you lol
Principalpoop: night fong, keep on fonging
Dexter Fong: Adios amigo and keep those wooden anchors flyin'
||||||||| 11:13 PM -- Principalpoop 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:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from The Plague
||||||||| 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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