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 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: 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."

The Evening's Participants:
Dexter Fong
Woody 1
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