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 July 05, 2012 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with no_anchovies close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 8:54 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the anteroom.
no_anchovies lights the pilot
no_anchovies: fetch my slippers, Catherwood.
||||||||| Catherwood gets slippers.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:00 PM, dragging TheTweenthOfJulie by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?"
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hey NA
no_anchovies: howdy pardner.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hey whaddya know, Nino's on the ball this week
no_anchovies ♪♫♪ ♪♫♪
no_anchovies: np. Chet Baker & Stan Getz
TheTweenthOfJulie: ♪♫♪ ♪♫♪??
no_anchovies: wrong encoding. supposed to be musical notes.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Ah, OK
no_anchovies: try to liven up a chatroom... doesn't always work. ^_^
||||||||| "9:06 PM? 9:06 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits on the divan.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hey cease
no_anchovies: hey C
cease: hi lads
no_anchovies: howz B.C., C?
cease: we actually have summer here today. my body is confused
TheTweenthOfJulie: Really hot in the Chicago area, from what I hear. Over 100
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hotter than Texas
no_anchovies: i been lucky. 72 all week, 62 at night.
cease: it never gets that hot here. so far
TheTweenthOfJulie: Supposed to get to 98 here tomorrow
no_anchovies: but the nasty will be here soon enuf.
TheTweenthOfJulie: but this is south Texas
TheTweenthOfJulie: 72/62 is nice
no_anchovies: yup, reckon it is, T.
TheTweenthOfJulie: hehe
no_anchovies: recently purchased a DVD of one of my fav ol' flicks... "Greaser's Palace" by Downey Sr. (much better than Zacharia, alas)
cease: that's not saying much
no_anchovies: yup.
||||||||| 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 Bunnyboy plummets into the garden at 9:14 PM.
cease: i saw zacharia on a double bill with the harder they come. at least i got some value from the ticket
cease: hey bun. you're early.
Bunnyboy: Yoder!
cease: did you hear marc maron's interview with tony millionaire today?
cease: i know you're a fan
Bunnyboy: Go figure. I'm onna bus.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hey Bunny
cease: very informative
Bunnyboy: No, cat, I'll hafta.
cease: yeah you certainly will
cease: do you listen to hiw biweekly WTF podcasts?
Bunnyboy: na: Have you seen the recent Downey Sr. box, from Eclipse (Criterion)?
TheTweenthOfJulie: Is that available through iTunes, cease?
cease: he interviews great people occasoinally. paul krassner and jonathan winters are standouts
TheTweenthOfJulie: ooooh, PK, cool
cease: yes tween. or just google marc maron, wtf. tony millionaire is today's guest
TheTweenthOfJulie: thanks
cease: yeah i heard from him today. he sent me some new writing in a file i couldnt open. will try it on the mac
Bunnyboy: I'll looky, at leisure.
no_anchovies: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast
Bunnyboy: TM produces the most beautiful, awful stuff.
no_anchovies: yeah, thanks Bun, plan to get it soon.
no_anchovies: but as the Criterion stuff is pricey... i try to bargain hunt.
Bunnyboy: na: It's purty, and a deal.
no_anchovies: ... then all of a sudden, i turned into a perfect smile. ^_^
Bunnyboy: What knockers!
Bunnyboy: Chesty Morgan Blu-ray out this week.
no_anchovies: Catherwood, see who's Knocking?
||||||||| Catherwood strides up to no_anchovies and says "Would you like something?"
cease: the origin of drinky crow and maakies, et al
TheTweenthOfJulie: ...
cease: our local "underground" paper used to carry it but that was quite a while ago.
cease: i hadn't know that the little strip on the bottom started in the 20s
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Dexter Fong', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:28 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
Dexter Fong: Hey Ho!
Bunnyboy: Lo Dex!
cease: hi dex
no_anchovies: me likee Robot Chicken, also.
no_anchovies: hey Dux.
Dexter Fong: Hey Bun and Cat, no_ and Tweeny
cease: i guess merlyn would rather hang out with ossman and proctor than us tonight
Bunnyboy: Gots all da RCs, including the Star Wars specials.
Bunnyboy: Off the bus. May bbl. Cheeow!
||||||||| Catherwood says "9:31 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Bunnyboy by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Dexter Fong: Later Bunny
cease: by bun
no_anchovies: what Assman/Proctology is going down tonite?
cease: maybe elayne will join us from her bus
cease: merl is on a panel with them at the minniapolis convention, about bergman
no_anchovies: ah.
cease: he mentioned it here last week
no_anchovies: & as usual, P.A. won't fly.
cease: yeah. i thought it was because he was afraid to fly, but i 've learned its because he doesnt want to be away from oona. ever
Dexter Fong: Cat: Is that true?
no_anchovies isn't buying it.
cease: i think ossman said that. maybe austin will magically appear here and contradict me
cease: you can hear him talking about the flight he took with the other firesigns when they flew east for their first east coast tour in march, 1970
Dexter Fong: I think maybe he doesn't want to be away from his dogs
cease: so i was confused about when the fear of flying kicked in.
cease: i think oona and the dogs are a package
TheTweenthOfJulie: Proc told me that Austin simply doesn't fly. No explanation
no_anchovies: yeah, i heard the no-fly story many yrs ago.
cease: i dont fly either, because i'm not a bird. i do take planes though
no_anchovies: i assumed from their paltry touring legacy, that it was true.
cease: the 1970 flight was when he was married to anna lee
Dexter Fong: I used to enjoy and appreciate flying...now it's just a thoroughly wretched experience
no_anchovies: well, no less wretched than taking shelter in a sardine can.
Dexter Fong: but you don't have to put up with Transportation Safety assholes to get in a sardine can
cease: big news here is steve nash going to the lakers
cease: local bc boy
Dexter Fong: All Van is talking about it?
no_anchovies: Lakers suck.
cease: all the locals news shows, yes
Dexter Fong: Boston College = bc?
no_anchovies: not yet, Dex.
cease: i think they'll need someone better than 38 year old nash to win another championship
cease: british columbia, where i live
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: How is it that Nino knows where one of your is located but not the other
no_anchovies (oh, to be 38 again...)
cease: dex has been 38 twice, as it were
Dexter Fong: I was just thinking about that Cat =))
no_anchovies: yeah, but the second one is slower.
cease: lol
Dexter Fong: Nos slow enough na
no_anchovies: so long as ya can still pass that stool.
Dexter Fong: without sitting onit?
no_anchovies: got any more o' those red pills, tween?
Dexter Fong: Tweeny: How is it that Nino knows where one of your is located but not the other
no_anchovies: as always with Nino... it boggles.
||||||||| It's 9:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Dexter Fong: barely in progress
cease: no more red beans and reds?
cease: i had no idea keith richards was so into downers until i read his Life last week
TheTweenthOfJulie: No idea about Nino, Dex
TheTweenthOfJulie: Nino seems to be working properly this week
TheTweenthOfJulie: IRedPill isn't me, Dex
Dexter Fong: He listed TheTweenth in Austin but RedPill in anytown
cease: better than Billville
Dexter Fong: No? You mean someone is impersonating you?
no_anchovies: Red Phil Austin?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Someone is having some fun with the name. It ain't me
TheTweenthOfJulie: Never have used that name
Dexter Fong: Good to know
no_anchovies: Catherwood, get us some reds.
||||||||| Catherwood gets us some reds.
TheTweenthOfJulie: To the best of my recollection
Dexter Fong: Well that's interesting....he/she shows up quite often
Dexter Fong: I always thought that was you
no_anchovies: hmm... my recordcollection IS the best.
TheTweenthOfJulie: and says nothing, basically
cease: a bot?
Dexter Fong: Could be, could be
Dexter Fong: But not apparently a chat bot
no_anchovies: ok gang. early nite for me. hope to sees ya in here soon.
Dexter Fong: Night na
no_anchovies: NA_out
||||||||| Around 10:04 PM, no_anchovies walks off into the sunset...
cease: by no
cease: is his record collection really the best?
TheTweenthOfJulie: Only his hairdresser knows for sure
cease: to quote the firesign, it's a new record every time
Dexter Fong: It's a new *download* every time
cease: i think that would have had a different meaning in the bozos era
Dexter Fong: How can I get a download Mister President
cease: i think the president is on downers
Dexter Fong: It's part of the job
cease: better than dogfood, i guess
Dexter Fong: Michelle makes her own dog food, out of organically fed dogs
cease: speaking of dog lovers, i read a review of a book about hoover today
Dexter Fong: Cat: Did you see the movie "Hoover" with Leo De Caprio?
cease: http://thetyee.ca/Books/2012/07/04/Enemies-FBI-History/
cease: no.
cease: i'd rather read this book than watch that flick
TheTweenthOfJulie: lol Dex
TheTweenthOfJulie: @ dog food
TheTweenthOfJulie: Didn't know DiCaprio did that. Will have to check it out
cease: you know the story about hoover tormenting one of ossman's relatives
cease: i think that's the origin of the hoove jokes on firesign albums
TheTweenthOfJulie: I like Inception (DiCaprio)
TheTweenthOfJulie: Really cease... had no idea about that
TheTweenthOfJulie: Parise The Hoove!
TheTweenthOfJulie: *Praise
||||||||| Catherwood leads ppoop in through the front door at 10:30 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
TheTweenthOfJulie: Hey P
cease: it was on the 3 hour stefve allen interview. ah clem played it here once
cease: hey poop
ppoop: hi, on laptop at macdoos
cease: i'm watching a program about ayahuasca on tv now
cease: at least krassner got a good comedy routine out of it
TheTweenthOfJulie: Haven't heard PK on Hoover
TheTweenthOfJulie: I only have Irony Lives, but I really like it
TheTweenthOfJulie: "In The Guise Of Security" is outstanding
||||||||| 10:35 PM -- ppoop left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: one of my cats just puked. maybe he took ayahuasca
cease: i think it's on Brain Damage Control, the cut called teenaged daughter
cease: his daughter wanted to take ayahuasca in peru for her birthday
cease: this show is about treating addicts with it
TheTweenthOfJulie: Does it work?
cease: works better in peru than in vancouver
cease: the peru jungle centre has a 60% success rate vs only 8% for standard treatment centres in north america
cease: our federal govt has no interest in treating anybody, just locking them up
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
cease: ok folks, not feeling well, will retire. see you here next week
Dexter Fong: I'm away next week see you in two cat
Dexter Fong: I'm outta here too, night tweeny
TheTweenthOfJulie: Night to all...
||||||||| Catherwood says "11:10 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs TheTweenthOfJulie by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| 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."

The Evening's Participants:
Dexter Fong
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And, "The Home Team"