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 August 09, 2012 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| LivinForTheTweeny tiptoes in around 8:55 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 09, 2012 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:00 PM and late as usual, it's cs, just back from Funfun Town."
LivinForTheTweeny: Hi cease
cs: hi tween
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Dexter Fong inside, makes a note of the time (9:02 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Dexter Fong: HI Cat and Tweeny
cs: and dex makes 3
Dexter Fong: Three the hard way
Dexter Fong: 1 and 1/2 per die
cs: half death? is that like half life?
Dexter Fong: Ich bin ein hafling!!
cs: what is that line from pink hotel, something about a halfling ina holocaust
Dexter Fong: I'd rather be a halfling in a holocaust than an ass hole in a .....something?
Dexter Fong: armegeddon?
LivinForTheTweeny: Evenin, Dex
Dexter Fong: IIRC you were trying (unsuccesfully) to get ahold of the James Elroy trilogy? I've finished the series and if you want, I'd be happy to ship the three books off to you postage paid
LivinForTheTweeny: Saw the ad for the fund for Lily on RFO
LivinForTheTweeny: How old is she, anyway?
Dexter Fong: I dunno, Cat might
cs: i met her but didnt catch her age
LivinForTheTweeny: Peter must have become a father very late in life
cs: not something i pay much attention to
Dexter Fong: I fear Cat is away watching the Canadian national Ringball Team loose to Ghana
cs: probly in her 20s
LivinForTheTweeny: lol
cs: actually i'm tryhing to watch all the non-olympic news i can get
Dexter Fong: So Tweeny, what about the books?
cs: its nonstop olympics on most of the telly
LivinForTheTweeny: Sorry, didn't know you were asking me
Dexter Fong: Yeppers
LivinForTheTweeny: I don't remember the trilogy
LivinForTheTweeny: May have been someone else
cs: i think her voice is on Radio Now when she was quite young
LivinForTheTweeny: That's her at the intro?
cs: merl might know. ask him when he shows up
LivinForTheTweeny: That was a very funny beginning to the album
LivinForTheTweeny: Had no idea it was Lily
cs: not sure which voice is hers
LivinForTheTweeny: ok
LivinForTheTweeny: We'll ask Merl
Dexter Fong: A series about the elections in 1956 (Kennedy) and Nixon later on and the mafia and Martin Luther King and Castro and rogue CIA outfits etc etc, incredibly bleak and nasty
cs: i know the firesigns use all their family members for their projects
LivinForTheTweeny: Sounds interesting, Dex
LivinForTheTweeny: and Happy Nagasaki Day to all :/
Dexter Fong: You sounded interested some months back, looked for it at your local hard copy emporium, couldn't find it...now is your chance to own your own copies, absolutely freen and no money down
cs: Fumiyo and I were in Nagasaki in the spring of 76
LivinForTheTweeny: I might have checked the local library, but I don't remember it
cs: i was amazed that its bridges from the 17th century were still standing, not blown away by the bomb
LivinForTheTweeny: Sure Dex, I'd be happy to read them
Dexter Fong: Then it could have happened, right?
Dexter Fong: Email me your mail drop addy and I'll get them out to you
cs: i had a friend who was a kid in nagasaki at the time of the bomb. he said it was very pretty
LivinForTheTweeny: Yeah, an atomic blast doesn't necessarily do who you'd expect around ground zero
cs: the city is built in a series of hills so the bomb only destroyed a part of the city
LivinForTheTweeny: Will do Dex, thanks :-)
Dexter Fong: There was a smile etched on the face of all the victims, etched on their walls
cs: we were in hiroshima earlier and they have a serious museum
cs: a shadow etched on the wall, yes
Dexter Fong: FST Radio show
cs: a friend of mine, an american, taught english there for many years. no body seemed to mind that he was a yank
Dexter Fong: He probably wasn't armed
cs: i was listening to lawyers hosptial recently and there's a line about nagasaki in it
cs: the preseidents are all quoffing cocktails and swearing at each other
cs: when i first went to live in japan in 71, i got shit from old people for causing their suffering inthe war, though i wasnt even born then
Dexter Fong: and Roosevelt says to harry, but you dropped the god damn bamb, Harry
cs: a man knocked off my glasses at a train station, blaming me for his injuries in the war
cs: if you cant standthe heat, get outta nagasaki
Dexter Fong: lol
Dexter Fong: Let's have some goddam highballs!
cs: is highball an old name for cocktail?
cs: i remember it from old movies but havent heard it used by real people
Dexter Fong: A highball is technically, an 8 ounce or larger, tall glass with your drink, and tyically ice
Dexter Fong: Nowadays, all the kids are asking for Screaming Purple Vikings
cs: i see
LivinForTheTweeny: You've mentioned that people abused you, cease. Sorry you had to endure it.
||||||||| Principalpoop enters at 9:29 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Chapeau Manger.
cs: i had what must be a low ball at a restaurant for lunch today. tiny drink
LivinForTheTweeny: Personally, I believe the bombs were dropped mostly to scare the Russians, although also for testing purposes.
Dexter Fong: I hare when that happens
cs: there country was far more abused. they just saw a white man and figured i must be a GI or something
Dexter Fong: hate when it's a tiny drink
cs: ignorance is universal
LivinForTheTweeny: There seems to be good evidence that the Japanese were trying to surrender.
Dexter Fong: Not really fond of the bomb thingie either
cs: and hate it even more to pay $10 for it, the usual cocktail price in van
cs: indeed tween
cs: more people were killed inthe bombing of tokyo then the 2 atom bombs put together but most non-japanese dont know that
Principalpoop: stop erasing what I type catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood steps over to Principalpoop and queries "Did you want something?"
cs: Fumiyo's dad's first family was killed in that bombing
Dexter Fong: Tween: A lot of the top military wanted to surrender but the emporer and a few top generals thought they would lose face....they, actually didn't, but a lot of other ordinary tokyo Joes did
cs: hi poop. just in time to get bombed
cs: ive read a lot of contradictory books about that, dex
Principalpoop: as I wrote before, my dad visited hiroshima with the scientists
Dexter Fong: Land this bomber on the dside table, Catherwook
cs: time for the Enola McLuhan
Dexter Fong: lol Catherwood, land this bomber on the side table
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside Dexter Fong and says "My ears are burning..."
cs: really, poop?
Dexter Fong: The first flying duodecohedron
cs: good idea, dex
Principalpoop: fat man and little boy, we only had 2 ready anyway, the japanese should have not surrendered lol
Dexter Fong: Houston, we have a problem...an enormous flying soccerball is approaching us
LivinForTheTweeny: wimps
Principalpoop: we were bluffing, needed time to make more...
LivinForTheTweeny: a little radiation...
Dexter Fong: And a whole lot of aricalness
cs: i think the emperor didnt want to get hung
Principalpoop: now hydrogen bombs, those are the joint....
cs: what i know about him, not having hung him might have been maccarthur's greatest mistake
LivinForTheTweeny: That was the sticking point, as I heard it cease
LivinForTheTweeny: They wanted to be able to keep the Emperor
cs: as much a war criminal as hitler, just slightly smaller body count
Dexter Fong: "Nick Danger stepped down to ther urinal , unzipped his pants, and whipped out a Hydrogen Bomb
LivinForTheTweeny: It wouldn't have been much of a concession
Principalpoop: we learned from the indians, castrated is better than martyres
LivinForTheTweeny: Yeah, they did some nasty things to the Koreans in terms of medical experiments and such
Dexter Fong: Wow Poop, you were castrated at one of the Indian Casinos?
cs: you know about Unit 731 in Manchuria?
cs: Japan's own Mengeles at work
Principalpoop: How? And how..... I call
LivinForTheTweeny: Haven't heard of it, cease
LivinForTheTweeny: but I'm sure they were just as kind to the Chinese
Principalpoop: yes, humans are capable of great evil, look at mitt?
LivinForTheTweeny: lol P
Dexter Fong: Unit 731, is that the JAPANESE cover of M*A*S*H
LivinForTheTweeny: So P, I hear you're going to attend the PaulFest in Tampa?
Principalpoop: didn't the japanese recently pay some of the chinese and koreans for all the mutilations and rapes?
cs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731
LivinForTheTweeny: The Comfort Girl business
Dexter Fong: the one with Hideo Alda, Henry morganato, and hot lips chan
cs: lol poop.
Principalpoop: i want to see the mormons and scientologists fight in tampa, it is homebase for the scientolgists now I think
cs: that would be Hot Rips in Japanese
cs: i thought the scientologists were based in hollywood
Principalpoop: it just seems that way hehe
Dexter Fong: Nota true.....Hot Rips is irregal down road
LivinForTheTweeny: Army Epidemic Prevention Research Laboratory - talk about doublespeak
LivinForTheTweeny: lol Dex
Dexter Fong: Should be "Cause , Containment, and HEaling
Principalpoop: the japanese should make hogan heros version of unit 731
cs: Hot Rats, Hot Nips
Dexter Fong: Makes for a bad allcap abbreviation thingie
LivinForTheTweeny: That would be somewhat tasteless, P
Principalpoop: as if hogan heros was not tasteless? a pow camp comedy?
LivinForTheTweeny: Walt Disney's BuchenWorld would be about as funny
Principalpoop: there you go
Dexter Fong: But watching all the japanese actors speak with Cherman Accents would be funyy
Principalpoop: we needed more planes and bombs, why take a island by hand to hand righting?
Principalpoop: that is insane
Dexter Fong: Right on!!
Principalpoop: fighting
Dexter Fong: FIGHT ON!
cs: Fighitng Clowns
Principalpoop: running over the hill like roosevelt in cuba,
Principalpoop: build drones and let me stay in the barracks
Dexter Fong: Fighting Clowns, or, My Life Under the Big TOp
Dexter Fong: I was a Magicians Assistant for the FBI
cs: The Firesigns were oddly consumed with Japan for awhile
Principalpoop: that is why iraq collapsed in 2 weeks, the military battle anyway
cs: yet none of them ever went there
Dexter Fong: "I was a shill at the Carney, rube. (signed) Ma Barner
Principalpoop: not odd at all, they were invested heavily in america
Dexter Fong: Barker
Principalpoop: woof woof
Dexter Fong: Always Buy War BONDS<
cs: when i first met ossman, drovedown to his place with Elayne and her previous husband, i asked him about the japan obsession and he said it was cuz they were taking over the studios the firesigns were trying to get work at, among other htings
Principalpoop: ward bonds was cheaper
Dexter Fong: I was a barker for Bonds. (sugned) Pa Barker AKA Barner
cs: montgomery ward bonds are worthless
Dexter Fong: Cat" That is very er um intriguing info
Principalpoop: sears are sikicks
cs: he said japanese cultural stuff was flooding into the states at the time, but compared to the us influence on japan, that's trivial
Dexter Fong: psycics
cs: thats why i'm chagrinned that none of the lads ever went there and saw for themselves
Dexter Fong: Cat: Comedy isn't always pretty
cs: 3 of them even speak some japanese. austin had to learn it for a job at JAL documented inhis story The HOuse of little Men
Principalpoop: i found a ww2 cartoon book about the japanese, just horrible, most were portrayed as monkeys
cs: proc began chatting to F in nihongo when they first met
Dexter Fong: Monkeys is cute
LivinForTheTweeny: I'm sure that's true, cease (cultural influences)
LivinForTheTweeny: Well folks, I'm hitting the bed early this evening
LivinForTheTweeny: Everybody have a great week
Dexter Fong: Night tweeny
Principalpoop: night tween, i like naps
LivinForTheTweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| At 9:52 PM, LivinForTheTweeny vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
cs: now sushi is ubiquitous here but hamburgers have been just as ubiqitous in japan for half a century
cs: by tween
Principalpoop: no, these were ugly, knuckle-dragging, baby eating monkeys
cs: naps with nips
Principalpoop: i am glad you used that word first, i am not sure which is PC
Principalpoop: except when I use the word nips, it is almost certainly about nipples
Dexter Fong: Right
Principalpoop: and a jap is jewish american princess, right? hehe
cs: i told you about my pencil in elementary school
Principalpoop: wrong chat cat
Dexter Fong: You had a favorite pencil in elementary school?
Principalpoop: hehe
Principalpoop: get to the nub of it
cs: we were given left over pencils from ww2 that had erasers and the words "for rubbing out nips" printed on them
Dexter Fong: I'm fit to be Tied Conderoga
cs: schools gave us pencils
Principalpoop: how nice is that, gosh, americans are special
Principalpoop: were they made by the japanese interns?
Dexter Fong: Special, i.e., viz -species = all ==special
Principalpoop: church lady special
cs: war surplus
Dexter Fong: Tuna, noodle casserol;e?
Principalpoop: tuna, more japanese influence upon our culture
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: noodles too I guess
Dexter Fong: And inside each noodle is a teeny, weeny, tiny, whiny Hbomb,,,,isn't t*that* really speciel
cs: more italian
Dexter Fong: Rigatoni al Bombe!
Principalpoop: i recall when a group of japense had a ramapge at an israel airport, i still wonder WTF?
Principalpoop: come on fingers, wake up
Dexter Fong: Flashbacks
Dexter Fong: Many parellel flashbacks
Dexter Fong: POW's interned in the Borscht Belt
Principalpoop: like basque terrorists invading cuba or something, WTF?
Dexter Fong: Must kill Uncle Miltie
Dexter Fong: Or Wales invading Wales
Principalpoop: marco polo got the noodles from the east, just came the long way around...
Principalpoop: and turned pasta into an art
cs: oh yes, the japanese red army
Dexter Fong: Hyndreds of Wales back themsleves today at Tel Aviv, and are now slouching there way towards Bethlehem
Principalpoop: what are the tube ones? super for a thin sauce?
Dexter Fong: Beached
cs: thee were a number of crazy ass terrorist groups in the 70s
cs: most of them killed each other, a few i think may be alive in some arab country, or not.
Principalpoop: yes, they had more character hehe
Dexter Fong: No, tube ones better for thick (meaty) sauce
Principalpoop: i had never had them in a thick sauce
Dexter Fong: Mac 'n Che3ese?
Principalpoop: not the little tiny tubes
Dexter Fong: Treis Fromagi
Principalpoop: that is macaroni, i know that name lol
Principalpoop: don't make me google, really?
Principalpoop: you gastonominists dont know your pastas?
Dexter Fong: About the tubes and the meatiness? Yes true
Principalpoop: i want to say zeta lol
Principalpoop: i will google
Dexter Fong: Google agnolotti
cs: am just finishing On Food and Cooking, the sceince and lore of the ktichen by Harold McGee
cs: kind of the science behind everything we eat and drink
Dexter Fong: Have you ordered your 500 pound LIquid Nitro Container yet?
Principalpoop: ahh penne, but there are many shapes of that too
cs: plujs history and lots of good writing
Dexter Fong: No, only one shape and its names is pennem there are literally a dozn or more names for short semi large hollow tubes
Principalpoop: ooops ok
Dexter Fong: and each of them has a sloight variation in its size and shape and form
Principalpoop: yes, and so a different textural flavor compared to the other stuff in the dish
Dexter Fong: Here, Grasshoppeer, when you can hold this pot of boiling sater between your thighs, it will be time to open your own restaurant
cs: first noodlesin china before 200 bce
Dexter Fong: water
Dexter Fong: Maybe?
Dexter Fong: =))
Principalpoop: what is the science of an egg salad sandwich?
cs: will this be the record for smallest attendence in chat?
Principalpoop: egg and oil and egg hehe
cs: el didnt even make one of her short appearances
Principalpoop: we still have 45 minutes, the middle of summer, come on now
cs: i hadnt thought of that, poop
cs: i spent a couple of hours out taking pix this aft, enjoying the season
Dexter Fong: Well, now leafhopper, a whole passle o people like egg salad made with mayonaisse, and I, personally, I like some finely minced celery and onion also...with a liberal dashihng of salt and pepper
Principalpoop: when it is cold, folks hunker down in front of the warm monitor hehe
cs: the results, as usual, at www.seemrealland.blolgspot.com
Principalpoop: no no no fong, that is something else
cs: i loathe egg salad, but fumiyo eats egg salad sandwiches constantly
Principalpoop: salt and pepper is ok, but is allowed on anything
Dexter Fong: Which reminds me, my ankle monitor iiis quite warn
Principalpoop: the zoo folks still tracking your movements fong?
cs: i had a bowl of seafood soup at new restaurant for lunch, 90% vegs.
cs: not bad, but the ratio is excessive
cs: a clam made a guest appearance
Principalpoop: that is not seafood at that ratio
Dexter Fong: It was that ugly incidnet when I pissed on the flamingo's leg, She pissed or he pissed on me first
cs: broth was full of pernod goodness and the occasional chunks of fish were delightful. but far from enough of them
Principalpoop: it was the japanese monkeys fault for throwing the feces that hit the hynea
Dexter Fong: And it wasn't even 75 degrees out
cs: not bugsy's flamingo? he
cs: shoot you instantly
Principalpoop: i think gumbo when folks say seafood soup
Dexter Fong: No Cat, these are your avian versian flamingos
cs: the hotel and its flamingo'd garden are named for her legs.
Principalpoop: i like soups where they throw in ears of corn
Dexter Fong: seafood soup could also be an Italian Ciopinno, and french bouillessee
Dexter Fong: bouileeabase
Principalpoop: and the chowders and bisqueseseses
cs: i had great cioppino on the frisco warf.
Principalpoop: a lovely song
cs: i left my clams, in san francisco
Dexter Fong: Absolutely ...the rench bouillessee
Principalpoop: couilles
Dexter Fong: Coolies?
Dexter Fong: That fancy frog spellin' don't mean nothin'
Dexter Fong: You racialistesse
Principalpoop: http://frenchfood.about.com/od/appetizershorsdoeuvres/r/coquillesstjac.htm
Principalpoop: yum
Dexter Fong: Ohm you mean Coquille St Jaque?
Principalpoop: scallops with butter and mushrooms and cheese
Principalpoop: right
Principalpoop: i left out the Q, who knew?
Dexter Fong: Finely minced shallot is good also
cs: i lvoe those
Dexter Fong: There's a whole queue lined up who want to know
Principalpoop: i thought that was in there, i don't see it in this recipe
Dexter Fong: While this recipe is based on a simple white or mornay sauce with scallops and other things, you should use a recipe to get started
Dexter Fong: afk for refill
Principalpoop: yah, like i know how to choose and cook scallops, can you say ptonaime poisoning?
Principalpoop: roanoke is hardly a seaport
Principalpoop: bright sunny days up your way cs
cs: yeah really nice
cs: butg we had a sudden thunder storm a couple nights ago that freaked out our animals badly
Principalpoop: my dog tries to get under them during them
Principalpoop: oops, under me
cs: loud noise bad for animals in general but it sounded like thunder next door
Principalpoop: i turn off my hearing aids, they would have to hit next door for me to hear it
Dexter Fong: I am reilled, brothers...refilled, refreshed, amd [aclaged Sanitariosly
cs: i have cooked scallops and love them but when fumiyo cooks them they are infinitely better
Principalpoop: we revil at your return, or is that revile
Dexter Fong: I'll refile that under revile
Principalpoop: never had a girlfriend who was a good cook, maybe that was the problem....
cs: restaurants i'd say half times good, half times not so, but the scallops i had at le berrnedin when i lunched there with dex a couple yearfs ago were the best scallops i've ever had
cs: ive tried to duplicate the recipe but that's rather amusing
Dexter Fong: The NRA, The natural Revile Association
Principalpoop: yah, i have tried to add orange juice or orange zest or such, never get it right
Principalpoop: you have to add it at the right time in the right form, in the right amount, or it goes wrong fast
Dexter Fong: AH..if only Gourmet mag hadn't gone out of business, you could write in and ask for the recipre
cs: indeed
cs: cooking is about skills that arent dependent on recipes
Principalpoop: the postal charges for all those pages of advertizing made it unprofitable....
Dexter Fong: It pisses me off that they saved Bon Appetit mag instead...."Thirty ways to spice up your Pineapple recipes
cs: ive never read either
Principalpoop: we had super meals, my dad was always trying something he found in gourmet
cs: though bon appetite sponsors that vegas Uncork'd i went to last year
Principalpoop: yes it was, but too many ads fong
Principalpoop: i don't know how smithsonian keeps going
Principalpoop: if it has...
Principalpoop: i just thought you were enthused about gourmet hehe
cs: ive never read a food mag. was barely aware that they existed
Principalpoop: have you tried ben and jerrys chocolate therapy? that is exactly what it is...
Dexter Fong: Cat: I'm kinda surprised to hear that, even on line articles?
cs: ive been on egullet since 05
cs: but i just use it to check out places i want to go , or find out about such
Dexter Fong: It doesn't seem to interfere with your travels
cs: but i havent read the food writing sections
Principalpoop: cs is not the chef of the house I think... he is the gourmand...
cs: chocolate therapy? for what? chocolate addiction?
Dexter Fong: Well okay.....=)
Principalpoop: 4 different type of chocolate in one place, so yes, for your addiction
cs: i'm just feeding myself so making one dish lasts a long time
Principalpoop: or just to remind you that life can be ok
cs: i cant stand chocolate, dont eat sweets in general but particularly loathe chocolate
Principalpoop: i don't believe you
Dexter Fong: First fry 12 pounds of bacon, boil 6 dozen eggs....
Principalpoop: maybe you would only like the bitter pure chocolate, but you would enjoy it
Principalpoop: i am not prepared to open my mind wide enough to imagine a human who does not like chocolate
cs: i enjoyed chocolate as a kid. when i was about 22, lost all tolerance for it
Dexter Fong: Opeen wide....Good....now spit
cs: my taste have changed over the years
Principalpoop: the milk chocolate maybe, all the sweet, it is not sweet at all really
Dexter Fong: A little sugar helps the chocolate go down
Principalpoop: changed at 22 and stopped?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Woody 1 close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:49 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the anteroom.
Dexter Fong: Hellooo WQoodrow
Woody 1: Who's Peggy?
cs: i get all the sweetness my body needs from fruit
Principalpoop: i think you are being perverse, try some of the new adult chocolates available
Principalpoop: hey woody
cs: wow. new character enter
Dexter Fong: Woody: The last man in
Dexter Fong: or women
cs: chocolates with booze in em?
Principalpoop: the plot thickens
Principalpoop: less sweet cat
Dexter Fong: Booze and pron
Principalpoop: more subtlety
cs: i have too many other new things to try, poop
Woody 1: As usual, I fly in as the chat flies out.
Principalpoop: complexity
Dexter Fong: Booze and 1930's movie stills
Principalpoop: just let the restaurant people put it on your plate hehe
cs: i go where my taste buds and general metabolism lead me
cs: you can be a fly on the chat room wall, woody
Principalpoop: noo, it has been a small crowd all night woody
Dexter Fong: My kid passed the local mentalobilism test
Principalpoop: i have sharp elbows, no room for sissies here
||||||||| Bunnyboy steps in at 10:52 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: Hey Bunny
Principalpoop: hiphop bunnyboy
Bunnyboy: Got any 3s?
Bunnyboy: Bridge time!
Principalpoop: i have 2, take them...
cs: hey bun
Dexter Fong: Gaugh Phish
cs: id rather eat it than paint it
Dexter Fong: Good Sir Artiste, lend me your ear
Bunnyboy: Ears 2 ya.
cs: there was supposed to be a charity salmon lunch for the local salmon protection group but when F and I got there this morning, it was under construction
Dexter Fong: Ears looking up your old address
cs: the restaurnat Fishworks was literally a work in progress
Bunnyboy: I'm on the 2nd casual pass of the Let's Eat shows.
Dexter Fong: Whoa, How many spat does it take to construct a salmon
cs: you going thru the whole Duke again, bun?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood announces: "10:55 PM and late as usual, it's Merlyn, just back from Minnesota."
Merlyn: hello, just popping in for a bit
cs: men with tables and boards were going in andout. i asked if lunch was happeningand they said tomorrow
cs: so much for the local fucking paper
Principalpoop: give us the synopsis and compare contrast with all the other works bunny
cs: hi merl
Principalpoop: hello M
Dexter Fong: Hi Merlyn
cs: someone asked earlier how old Lily is. do you know?
Woody 1: I really need to be here more often, or rather catch you all sooner to know what you're talking about, or am I'm I okay?
Principalpoop: 3 no trump
Bunnyboy: Man, I went to one of those Internet Wayback archive sites, and found my old late 90s, early aughts site...the one that links from my FST Chat pic. Garish!
Principalpoop: you are fine woody
cs: you can read the log
Woody 1: Do others feel the same?
Merlyn: let me see, Lily was 16 when she and Peter and I were in the studio before their show started
cs: any news, merl?
Merlyn: so that was 16 in 2001, so she is 27 or so
Principalpoop: no, i understand everything and all completely
cs: the fools in space show?
Woody 1: Thanks.
cs: that was in 2002?
Dexter Fong: What way is that Woody? Is it the way of non-essentiality?
Merlyn: no news cat
Bunnyboy: Yeah, DUKE again, grumble grumble.
cs: now anyone who wants to know can read the chat
cs: i have news
cs: from taylor.
Dexter Fong: U want to know.....we all want to know
Principalpoop: you don't eat chocolate, why should anyone listen to you?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: Pray what news from the south do you bear?
Woody 1: Now you're freaking me out, Dex. Heh heh.
cs: from an email to me: Not sure when we'll be offering video downloads, but it will probably be around the time we start offering audio downloads, and we're making inroads now into making that happen through FireSale. Of course we'll make a big announcement the moment it's a go.
Principalpoop: breath in and out slowly woody, you are a living being and everything is ok
Merlyn: taylor would probably know best
Dexter Fong: Tis neither I nor U but circumstanc3s that separate us from birth
Woody 1: LOL
cs: i had asked him when the download for the bergman shows would be available
cs: i hope they can find a way to monetize that properly. i know merl and doc are working on that
Woody 1: You have no idea how that comment hot close to home.
Woody 1: hit
Dexter Fong: Hot or is it a HIT
Merlyn: anywho, see you next week
Principalpoop: i saw a door that was ajar...
Merlyn: "Is it a hit or a MISS?"
Bunnyboy: Or a miss?
Dexter Fong: Based on your applause, it's
Principalpoop: super week M
Bunnyboy: What?
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 11:04 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
Dexter Fong: it's!
Dexter Fong: IT'SZ!!!
cs: Still working on a Firesign DVD. That baby's bound to include Everything You Know Is Wrong and Martian Space Party (both with running Firesign commentary, recorded in 2009), plus all their 1970-1975 home movies, "About a Week" (The Bob Sideburn News), the Jack Poet TV ads, the Columbia Records TV spot from 1972, and hella more, if you can believe it. Coming soon. Honest.
cs: merl left already?
Dexter Fong: A duodecahydron
cs: that was aquote from taylor who is responsible for all this wonderful firesign product
Woody 1: Oh-you you preceded my comment comment,
Principalpoop: hexagon already?
Principalpoop: cool cat
Principalpoop: my girl is red hot. your girl ain't doodley squat
Woody 1: hit or a miss
Dexter Fong: Yeah folks, the Hexas are gone
Principalpoop: a miss is as good as a mile and I'd walk a mile for a camel
Dexter Fong: Mr. and Mrs. R.U. Hitt are departing
Principalpoop: caw caw
Woody 1: I wouldn't want talk to any other group of fans than you guys for quick comments.
Bunnyboy: Nevermore! Nevermore!
Dexter Fong: Ephrain Squat and his strange wife Doodley are driving off in their 51 Ford F199
Principalpoop: applecore, baltimore
cs: there are other firesign chats?
Dexter Fong: Hell Cat, there's barely this one
Dexter Fong: and it's on line
cs: pardon me boys, is this the firesignanooga station?
cs: lol dex
Bunnyboy: Don't jinx the...!
||||||||| Bunnyboy dashes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 11:10 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| 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 falls out at 11:10 PM.
cs: i was lamenting our smallest turnout and suddenly reinforcements show up.
Principalpoop: we were sending twits before twitter was a glimmer of monitor glare in the creators eye
cs: by bun
cs: well, they come, they go
Bunnyboy: I live!
Principalpoop: knock on wood, sorry woody, had to do it
Dexter Fong: Don't Jinx The Lords Hex, friends. It's bad luck and might bring the voodo monkey monkey gris gris down on all us whiteys
Bunnyboy: They'll never shut us...!
||||||||| Bunnyboy runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bunnyboy?! It's 11:12 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
cs: if you died and were stilll chatting, it wouldnt be part of this reality, bun
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bunnyboy inside, makes a note of the time (11:12 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
cs: maybe thats what all those other universes are for
Principalpoop: no problems with my c
Dexter Fong: shutuh Quietus, I see you've just returned from Greeks
||||||||| Principalpoop is kicked out just as the clock strikes 11:12 PM.
||||||||| Principalpoop sneaks in around 11:12 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
Principalpoop: hat
Dexter Fong: Here Sir
Dexter Fong: Zipper SIR>
Principalpoop: say something, all the chat is squeeshed up at the top of the screen again
Dexter Fong: How often do you refresh
Dexter Fong: Perhaps Poop is blocked in some fashion
Woody 1: every morning befire I go out into public,
Dexter Fong: You Poop do you SIR?
Principalpoop: yes, i fouled up the config, had to reboot
Dexter Fong: Well well booted Sir
Principalpoop: and i woke the dog in my dismay, brb
Dexter Fong: woof
cs: oof
cs: my vast panting dog has just returned from his walk
cs: you still here, bun?
Dexter Fong: poop is walking the dog,
cs: sounds like an old song
Dexter Fong: think woody and Bunny are otherwise occupied
cs: isnt everybody?
Dexter Fong: what????
Principalpoop: back
Principalpoop: good timing, just starting to rain here
Dexter Fong: Back off brother man
Bunnyboy: Oh yaz.
Principalpoop: is that seat occupied even though it is obviously empty?
Dexter Fong: Carl Detective Yastremski
cs: brother from another planet was my favourite flick for many years
Dexter Fong: Did you thin it was about you?
Principalpoop: yah stremski, of the philadelphia stemskis
Woody 1: "and the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting on the Pallad bust of pallas just above my chamber door.
Dexter Fong: Nein Poopskie, Ve of the ultranordic ski team invented stem skying
Principalpoop: hey stop kicking edgar allen poe
cs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brother_from_Another_Planet
cs: i dont look like joe morton at all, and i'm not mute,though i do my best
Dexter Fong: Woody, call animal rescue, duddee
Principalpoop: jah jah you are fong and I am olaugh
Principalpoop: wow, a storm here, if you lose me
Dexter Fong: Tis an O'Lachen are ye? O'lochen, the area under the lockm and I don't mean cream cheese
Woody 1: They say that someone still sets a rose on Poe's grave every year of his date's demise.
Bunnyboy: Gotta fly gotta buzz. Nite!
Dexter Fong: Nite BB
Principalpoop: hiphop bunny
Principalpoop: swat
Principalpoop: oops
Dexter Fong: Woody, not for the last three maybe four years
Principalpoop: there is a new poe movie, wait for it on basic cable sometime
Dexter Fong: It's a MOVIE about po' folks....folks just like you
Woody 1: I used to know that poem by heart.
Principalpoop: i figured out that mitt really thinks he is middle class, the big boys bring home 100s of millions a year...
cs: by bun
Principalpoop: mitt only brings home around 20, warren buffett about 60, the big boy average is 345 million
Dexter Fong: Mitt R may well turn out to be even more uninterested in eerything that was GW
Principalpoop: colbert and stewart keep ripping him new aholes
Principalpoop: going to the hardware store, what did you buy? hardware stuff lol
cs: yes theyre doing a good job
Dexter Fong: He can't keep track of that kinda stuff
||||||||| Bb2 bounds in at 11:34 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cs: but its unlikely mitts voters watch their shows
Principalpoop: yes
Principalpoop: hey bb2
cs: are you reincarnated again, bunny?
Dexter Fong: Well we hire illegal aliens to watch our shoes
Principalpoop: maybe he forgot something, i found some mittens here
Bb2: Hi. Bunnyboy here. I hard-closed my iPhone browser. Forgot to walk outta the room.
Dexter Fong: Then there must be kittens nearby
cs: the japanese do that real well
Dexter Fong: Walk out of the room?
cs: you are forgiven, bb2
Bb2: So, I ain't here. Just muh handle. As you were!
Principalpoop: ahhhh
Dexter Fong: ssssooooo!
Woody 1: and the lamp light o'er him streaming throws the shadow on the floor, and my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted NEVER MORE.
||||||||| Bb2 rushes off, saying "11:36 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Dexter Fong: Take some meds, buddy
Principalpoop: ahh opium induced perception
Principalpoop: him and blake, with the tiger eyes burning in the night
Dexter Fong: There are substantial rumors that he was one of the early Schroom Lake party boys
Principalpoop: and that he never ate chocolate hehe
Principalpoop: schroon
Dexter Fong: He saw an invisible wharf which he followed until he was scuppered by a sloop
Dexter Fong: No longer an able seaman
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bunnyboy - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Principalpoop: did you hear the ushers house fall?
Dexter Fong: No, I was still in the ticket line
Woody 1: Did Firesign ever refer to Poe? Not surprised if they did,
Principalpoop: let me tell you, a tree falling the woods for no reason while you are hiking can be heard and scares the bejesus out of you
Dexter Fong: Yeah, they did an "ad" for something about a raven restaurant
cs: there's a good chance they did, woody
cs: oh right
cs: no reason is innacurate
Dexter Fong: And all our thaks to Poop for tonights outside report, good work buddy
Principalpoop: no apparent reason
Principalpoop: i never used the word bejesus before
Dexter Fong: at no particular time
Principalpoop: what does it mean? hehe
Dexter Fong: What ever it says or they want it to say
Principalpoop: i almost said poop, but that would be redundent
Woody 1: What's this shit that if a tree falls and no one's around does it make a sound? What a stupid fricken assumption that is. Are there not animals that scurry at sounds?
cs: frankly jesus, and judas preist, they were the best of freinds
Principalpoop: the assignment of meaning and so of knowledge
cs: when frankly jesus needed money one day, judas quickly pulled out a roll of tens
Principalpoop: how could he need money? he could do magic tricks all day for cash
Dexter Fong: Animals with scurvey...old 'em down while I squuze this lime
cs: sound waves are generated. whether they're heard or not does not negate that fact
cs: i usedto know that whole song, but that was long ago
Dexter Fong: Poop: He was under contrract
cs: when i hitched accross canada in 71 and again in 73 i'd sing long dylan songs and whole firesign albums to while away the time between rides
Principalpoop: not even accept tips for curing leprosy? not very capitalistic of him
Dexter Fong: You rode across Canad on the tides?
cs: from saskatoon to montreal,and then back to calgary in 71
Principalpoop: like bye bye miss american pie, another long song
cs: much weirder trip in 73, more zig zaggy
Dexter Fong: Reckon there was a mite o Indian trouble then podner
Principalpoop: no tucumcari?
Woody 1: OK. It's gettin late. What caused the attempt to kill Vito Corleone and eventually aused the all out war in The Godfather?
cs: i was picked up hitch hiking from yokohama to somewhere else in 71 and heard that song for the first time on the police radio (picked up by a cop)
Dexter Fong: Ziggy Zaggy
Principalpoop: his refusal to use his political contacts to allow the sale of drugs
cs: he tried to take over territory from the Zetas?
Woody 1: Bingo.
Principalpoop: what do I win?
Woody 1: Good Poop.
Principalpoop: ahh a pat on the head, that is enough
Woody 1: Heh. Nothing but a congrats.
Dexter Fong gives poop a pat on the paw-paw
Principalpoop: i already put it in my bank, it was getting low
cs: i didnt think banks could get any lower
Principalpoop: i took a flower once from the side of a river, robbed that bank...
cs: another flower replaced it
Principalpoop: ole blue grass song, with mandolin
Woody 1: Who was the mole in The Godfather and who The Godfather II?
cs: i saw the first one, not sure i saw the 2nd,dont recall either
Principalpoop: the brother ahhh, Turno
Dexter Fong: Gotta go, night all
Principalpoop: Fredo
Principalpoop: hail rita
||||||||| At 11:55 PM, Dexter Fong hurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
cs: off we flee. i too must eat
Principalpoop: have a super week all, that is the bus, it is late
cs: frodo lives
Principalpoop: bon ap
||||||||| At 11:55 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, cs!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| At 11:55 PM, Principalpoop vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Woody 1: Correcto part 2
Woody 1: HMMMMmmm! Bye now..
||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly..
Woody 1: Even though I like being alone, this is ridiculous.
||||||||| At 12:00 AM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Woody 1!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
||||||||| 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 Woody 1 plummets into the garden at 12:00 AM.
||||||||| Woody 1 leaves at 12:01 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| 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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