||||||||| 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 23, 2012 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule... ||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, August 23, 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?" ||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:00 PM, dragging c by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this idiot?" c: guess i'll sit over here, talking to myself ||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:13 PM and late as usual, it's Dexter Fong, just back from Funfun Town." Dexter Fong: Hi Cat c: new chatter enter c: been trying to upload my fishing for firesigns vid onto my web page for the past hour and half. doesnt seem to be happening ||||||||| docdroidomatic sneaks in around 9:16 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident." c: wow. its doc docdroidomatic: first time chatting thru new phone ||||||||| Catherwood enters with Merlyn close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:17 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the vestibule. c: is it as much fun as my new computer? Merlyn: hey doc, cat, dex c: merl docdroidomatic: fellow pool league associate took pity on me Dexter Fong: Hi Doc and Merlyn c: chat instead of pool:? i'm astonished docdroidomatic: set me up w/a better smartphone than my 3yr old POS phone c: oh c: by the time i get a smart phone, i may be too senile to use it Dexter Fong: Doc: Can you play angry pool sharks on it? docdroidomatic: (I have passed hand me down compter hardware to him, he reciprocated) docdroidomatic: I try to stay away from angry pool sharks - hazardous to your health! ||||||||| Catherwood leads Elayne in through the front door at 9:22 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room. Elayne: Evenin' all! docdroidomatic: hey e Dexter Fong: Hi E Merlyn: hey E Elayne: Hey Dex, I got a response from DocTech about 2 minutes after we parted on Monday. c: i started uiploading the firesign vid to my blog around 5. docdroidomatic: yes i actually made it to a chat c: first i got message sayhing thre was an error, then a message, still on, saying it's still uploading vid to site Merlyn: he's right here in your living room c: what the fuck? Dexter Fong: We;re all right proud of you Doc Elayne: Ah, so you told him already! I can now delete your texts from my phone. :) docdroidomatic: or something like it c: does an 8 min hd avi take that long to upload? c: hi el. i should have new vid on blog tonight, i hope docdroidomatic: depends on file size c Elayne: Looking forward to it, Cat. Merlyn: and connection speed, I'm still the turtles docdroidomatic: mee tooo Dexter Fong: Flo and Eddy wins the race Merlyn: 1.2 megabits/sec Dexter Fong: Zero to 100 in 2.6 seconds Merlyn: I always thought the cable TV connection was a lot faster download vs upload, since it's designed to feed out data c: its 1,824, 243 kb docdroidomatic: need to adjust chat settings on phone brb Elayne: My phone isn't a turtle any more. It's ZIPPY!! but it's not a pinhead either ||||||||| Catherwood says "9:26 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs docdroidomatic by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door c: doc would know how fast Elayne: Dex is less than impressed by it, but I'm loving it. It can now take the place of my iPod and my GPS as well. c: its a relatively fast connection, i assume Merlyn: cat, is that download vs upload? c: wha't up, el? ||||||||| Catherwood leads docdroidomatic into the room, accepts an I.O.U. as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:27 PM, then departs. Merlyn: 1.8 mil c: uploading docdroidomatic: ah better c: i should re-do it as an mp4 for youtube. will do that docdroidomatic: 1.8 gigs!?!? c: avi is probably not the way to go here c: yes. Dexter Fong: Maybe it's in 3D? docdroidomatic: holy canole c: should i cancel the so called upload and redo as mp4 now? Dexter Fong: Somewhere, a little white cloud is crying out in pain docdroidomatic: eah some kind of file compreszion is in order i believe c: no but it is HD,my first hd upload docdroidomatic: yeah 1.8 gig upload will take many hours c: ok, will kill upload Merlyn: cat, what speed does this say: http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/ Dexter Fong: Perhaps it's the directors cut and extra long docdroidomatic: director's bloat Dexter Fong: Orson welles certainly did c: 3379 merl c: upload killed. mp4ization commenced docdroidomatic: it's so nice to be able to hang w/lili on living room couch & engage in chat c: thanks for letting me know. c: indeed, doc docdroidomatic: tried it w/old phone, painful!!! c: is that a decent speed? Elayne: We're glad you made it, Doc! Give Lili my love. We four need to get together soon! docdroidomatic: yesh - we must to to daiko (west haven ct) for sushi Merlyn: pretty good cat, but was it kbps at the end? Merlyn: mine was 1269 docdroidomatic: when we can afford it c: maybe Merlyn: so 2.5 times faster or so c: i used bit's voice singing Sushi Girl from the bitsite, radio free mo docdroidomatic: car problems - costly repairs coming soon c: as well as a little clip from UN Fair. i should probably have links to both somewhere c: rest is all firesign. my first attempt at a tribute to bergman docdroidomatic: car problems - costly repairs coming soon c: bummer, doc docdroidomatic: cat - many fine dvds on the way soon. familiar w/maya deren? Elayne: Yow Doc, sorry to hear it c: no Elayne: We're not sushing as much as we'd like either, being a one-income family docdroidomatic: yeah cars suck. gary numan glossed over that aspect in his '80s hit. docdroidomatic: a glimmer of hope - my uncle is pulling me into his web dev biz, potential new client in play c: good news, doc docdroidomatic: i will do the back enx database work - if this happens it will be lucrative docdroidomatic: finhers crossed docdroidomatic: c you will learn about deren soon. fascinating story, she was an indy experimental cinema pioneer. Elayne: That's great news, Doc, I'm crossing all appropriate digits! docdroidomatic: trying to decide if i should send dvds now, or add brakhage compilation to the pkg c: dont spend money on postage you should be saving for car repair docdroidomatic: thanks e - from your digits to god's hands (paraphrasing) c: i can dig it docdroidomatic: postage a small expense docdroidomatic: we'll make it work docdroidomatic: my 58th bday in 11 daze c: happy bday Dexter Fong: Congratulations sonny =)) Elayne: That's right Doc, you're a September guy! Elayne: Can we take you out for your birthday? It's during Labor Day weekend, isn't it? docdroidomatic: lili is starting to look thru her collection of fashion stuff from her salad days docdroidomatic: and realizing she could make some spare change selling on ebay Dexter Fong: There's big money in pre=worn vintage lingerie docdroidomatic: e it will depend on how much the car repairs set us back c: ok, just started uploading to website docdroidomatic: i'll let yo know Elayne: Doc, "can we take you out" implies that you don't pay. :) c: did she used to wear lettuce? Dexter Fong: Romaine docdroidomatic: dex yeah she may be sitting on a gold mine Dexter Fong: with two cherry tomatos strategically placed c: was she romanesque? docdroidomatic: time will tell c: gold mines are good Dexter Fong: afkfr docdroidomatic: gold maybe - or zinc, she needs to get the stuff together & start selling to see what its real worth is Elayne: I'm going to be AFK as well. I've felt really tired all week, except for like the one hour I spent with Dex on Monday. I think allergy season is starting early. Elayne: Next week, all. Let's all hope from good news from Doc! docdroidomatic: argh sorry to hear ||||||||| Elayne is kicked out just as the clock strikes 9:57 PM. c: stay well,, el docdroidomatic: yeah i'm fading here too docdroidomatic: cat i'll keep an eye out on your blog for firevid Dexter Fong: Nightt E docdroidomatic: y'all have a good evening Dexter Fong: Night Doc docdroidomatic: ttfn ttyl nytol (zzzzzzzzzzzz.... ||||||||| docdroidomatic rushes out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's docdroidomatic?! It's 9:59 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!" ||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits. c: by doc c: i may have the vid on blog now. c: Sucess! Dexter Fong: Good show, Cat Merlyn: nite doc Merlyn: E c:www.seemrealland.blogspot.com c: i'm going to hotlink the ref to bit to her site and the seelreal scene to the whole play on the seem real site c: have to alert the chromium switchers c: dex, did you ever find the dvd i gave you of my firesign vids? c: as i recall your filing system, it could lost forever Dexter Fong: Jeeze, Cat,,,I don't remember you ever mentioning it c: i did a couple vids of some arty stuff at the olympics done with firesign clips and my favourite local museum Dexter Fong: Plent of audio stuff, but video? c: 2 years ago, the year i met you in nyc c: yes, a dvd c: if not, i'll be updating it to hd and posting it to my site in sept Dexter Fong: Well, my system is "A place for everything, everything in it's place, and where the hell did I put it" so............ c: with new comoputer from doc and software from store, i'm very enthused now about doing firesign projects Dexter Fong: Are you talking about your Mac laptop? c: no, new pc c: oractullay an old one that died at doc's office so he brought it back to life and sent it to me c: my old dell is near death, but not quite dead. Dexter Fong: Wow...you're really out there, man c: yeah its good for me to be involved in actual production of art, not just sittingon couch all day c: sitting at computere instead c: saw doc yst about knees and will have the xrayed next week c: funny firesign line about xrays on my vid Dexter Fong: Put the couch up on blocks, then you can sit on the couch at your pc Merlyn: seaweed waterbeds c: nah, i need more exercise anyway c: isnt that delightful, merl Dexter Fong: I love my new Kelp-o-pedic c: i bet only taylor along with the 3 or 4 will know the sources to all of these clips Merlyn: you didn't have fish becoming obnoxioius Merlyn: iousoiusoius c: isnt that groucho? Dexter Fong: Ah baloney Merlyn: in the late devouring period, fish became obnoxious c: oh yes, i forgot that c: coulndt get all the fish refs c: 8 minutes is long enough for this sort of thing c: maybe shorter c: when F and I were in Europe 10 years ago we were constantly amusihng ourselves in churches and museums with firesign lines that seemed to go well with the art we we vieieing. c: to the vast annoyance of the catholics c: this is an extension of that Merlyn: domini domini domini c: did you watch it, dex? c: or doesnt your computer do video? Dexter Fong: Watch what Cat? c: Fishing for Firesign, at my blog. www.seemrealland.blogspot.com c: the thing i've been talking about all evening Dexter Fong: Ah..I've been here all evening and according to what I've been seeing, you just got it up...so not yet c: yes, i guess merl was first viewer. c: i'm going to make a couple of links for it after chat Dexter Fong: I usually don''t check out URLs etc when I'm chating c: post it on youtube, etc Merlyn: yeah cat c: i hope the lads like it Merlyn: but now, I think I must be going Merlyn: as groucho would say c: should have a link to the firesign site, specifically the duke page c: see ya next week, merl ||||||||| At 10:23 PM, Merlyn dashes out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..." Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn and thanks c: ok dex i better fix my blogpost. watch it when you feel lilke it and hope you enjoy it. Dexter Fong: Thanks Cat and see yah next week ||||||||| c leaves at 10:25 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: afk Dexter Fong: back in a while ||||||||| Woody 1 steals in around 10:37 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident." Woody 1: Hello. Dexter Fong: Hey Woody, not much happening tonight Woody 1: Talking to myself again. Seems to be the case when I get on. I see. Woody 1: Hey, Dex. Dexter Fong: A few people here earlier but drifted off due to tiredness etc Woody 1: I'm about there my self but wanted to check in. Dexter Fong: Appreciate that but I think I'll check out early myself, gotta move my car ayway Woody 1: What's new? Hmmmm? Woody 1: Gotcha. Storm coming in? Dexter Fong: Cat has posted some firesign vido on his blog, the URL for which should be on the firelog Dexter Fong: video Dexter Fong: STORM SEEMS HEADED FOR GULF COAST Dexter Fong: oops Woody 1: out of our league. K. Have a good sleep. Sleeeep! Dexter Fong: Well, hopefully, next week will be a little more active, chatwise that is Dexter Fong: Night Woody ||||||||| Dexter Fong rushes off, saying "10:45 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?" Woody 1: Night, Dex. ||||||||| Woody 1 leaves at 10:45 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..." ||||||||| 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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