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 November 01, 2012 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| DJTween enters at 8:52 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Haberdashery Barn.
||||||||| New notice: 'There will be a Firesign simulcast starting at 8pm CST this evening. Listen at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u'
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Thweeny into the room, accepts a $3 bill as a gratuity, mumbles something about 8:54 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, November 01, 2012 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
||||||||| Catherwood ushers cs into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, grumbles something about 9:00 PM, then departs.
DJTween: Hi cease
cs: hi tween. i'm trying to put your url into my player
cs: got it. soundgreat
DJTween -)
DJTween: :-)
DJTween: I keep forgetting about the use of the colon in this chat
cs: i hope dex is well. i doubt he'll be here unless from somewhere else as his part of manhattan doesnt have power, i dont htink
||||||||| New notice: 'currently playing - Patrick Moraz - listen at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u'
DJTween: Yeah, couldn't believe the devastation from the storm
DJTween: Hope he and his are OK
DJTween: The shore of NJ looks like a nuke hit it
cs: its the new normal
cs: you know the bruce cockburn song, the problem with normal is it only gets worse
DJTween: true
cs: new poll in bc out today. 75% in favour of legalization of our province's number one crop
DJTween: kewl
cs: politicians ignore such things at their peril
DJTween: hope people will decriminalize, or at least legalize
DJTween: One would hope
cs: oufr federal govt is evil but if they lose the next election, it could happen
DJTween: again, one can hope ;)
cs: but the real war is in the states.it doenst matter much what we do
||||||||| 9:11 PM: Principalpoop jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past year and a half!"
DJTween: Hey P
Principalpoop: eveening
cs: washington state could vote for leglazation next tuesday.
cs: hi poop
DJTween: a Sandy Survivor, are you?
Principalpoop: just got cold here, and some rain, but we needed that
Principalpoop: legalize it, olala
cs: the wash feds came and arrested pot activist marc emery here and put him in jail in seattle. he could get out of jail there to find pot legal there, but not in vancouver
DJTween: That would be very cool, if a State would step up to the plate
Principalpoop: I think over a dozen states now have medical marijuana
Principalpoop: that is a huge step
cs: yeah quite a few. good stuff
||||||||| New notice: 'currently playing - What This Country Needs - listen at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u'
cs: i hear oakland is quite the scene
Principalpoop: i gotta walk the dog soon, gonna wait to put on my headphones and warm up the media player
DJTween: Seems like I heard there were MM cafes there
Principalpoop: he is jumping on me now, brb
cs: i'm wathcing flooded nyc scenes
DJTween: Pretty amazing, isn't it?
cs: you in viriginia, poop?
DJTween: Lower Manhattan in bad shape
cs: looks terrible
cs: we had a big earthquake last week but it was far from much population
Principalpoop: back, yes, southwest virginia, we had flurries the other day, october is early for that
cs: a friend in toronto said he feared an angry earth
DJTween: Western MD and WVA got beaucoup snow
Principalpoop: all those islands are low lying
DJTween: Well, it was an unlikely confluence of events
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 9:21 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Principalpoop: hello M
Merlyn: hey hoo
DJTween: Hey Merl
Merlyn: New York dressed up as New Orleans for Halloween this year
cs: hey merl
Principalpoop: too soon hehe
cs: bergman sounds so young and healthy here
cs: lol merl
DJTween: A huge hurricane over a warmer than normal Atlantic, two winter storms, and coming ashore at high tide with a full moon
Merlyn: yep
DJTween: Put on their Katrina costume, did they?
Merlyn: Katrina van Tussel
Principalpoop: i generally like blow jobs....
cs: thjis is great, tween
DJTween: funny as long as you're not trapped on the 20th story of a skyscraper with no electricity or water :/
DJTween: fun album, for sure cease :)
Merlyn: sounds like Alabama, without the skyscraper
cs: the lads loved performing. this is them at their best
DJTween: Yeah, excellent P&B
Principalpoop: a heavy hand on the laugh track hehehehe
Principalpoop: have a dunce, don't mind if I do
cs: not swamped where you were, poop? heavy rain here but not wind
Principalpoop: no storm here, but wind and rain
Principalpoop: and lots of election snail mail spam and robocalls
Merlyn: everybody's listening
cs: any fire news, merl?
Merlyn: nope, nothing I've heard
Merlyn: another joke, not mine
cs: someone mentioned a lot of new stuff coming out on facebook.
cs: proc?
Principalpoop: trying to bring back vaudeville, they needed a big busted blonde carrying the big signs lol
Merlyn: there's this: The DVD of "Peter Bergman's Big Brouhaha" is in final post production, thanks to the dedication of his friend and business partner, Ted Bonnitt. We'll let you know when the video of the Tribute becomes available...
Merlyn: joke: there's a new drink called the Sandy. It's a watered-down Manhattan
cs: yes that was it
cs: its a dvd, not a paid download?
cs: gross, merl
Principalpoop: lol M
DJTween: Well, at least some people are laughing
cs: if ted is on it, i'm sure it will be done well
DJTween: kewl about the new DVD Merlyn
DJTween: Contact High lol
DJTween just doesn't care about student apathy
Principalpoop: there you are with apathy
cs: are all the other chatters washed away tonight?
Principalpoop: tres bien
cs: ah, canadian
cs: it is a nice looking tray
Principalpoop: violence
DJTween: Not surprised Dex isn't here, but what's the excuse for the others?
cs: violins!
cs: el too
Principalpoop: no idear
DJTween: I think I'll start advertising the chat on Facebook
cs: she is the most web dependent of us all. she posted to facebook from her car battery
cs: a north vancouverite just ;played for the lakers last night. didnt do them any good
Thweeny: What This Country Needs - http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wtcn
cs: your country needs a lot. same with every other country
DJTween: Sure needs something, and Tweedle Dumb or Tweedle Dumber don't have it
||||||||| Bunnyboy enters at 9:56 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Chapeau Manger.
DJTween: Hey Bunny
Bunnyboy: Lo dere!
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny
Bunnyboy: Sorry so long gone.
Merlyn: hey bb
DJTween: Great to have you back
cs: hey bun
Bunnyboy: Weekday commutes are...interesting.
cs: you got new job?
cs: young healthy bergman
Bunnyboy: Naw. West Seattle to Downtown Seattle to Tacoma, and back.
DJTween: Yeah, they sounded great :)
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and intones "Presenting 'H Stones', just granted probation at 9:59 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Principalpoop: i know that song, to tacoma and back, make sure your coffee is black
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: sire!
cs: an englishman appears on the speakers and among the speakers
Bunnyboy: And now, this message: VOTE!
Thweeny: Anythynge You Want To - http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=aywt
Thweeny: Hey Stones
Bunnyboy: You too, cat
cs: i would love to, bun
||||||||| New notice: 'currently playing - Anythynge You Want To - listen at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u'
Principalpoop: does vote rhyme with boot?
DJTween: an Englishman, just in time for an English FST play :)
cs: no elections here
Bunnyboy: It could. But how can we decide? Hmmmm...
Bunnyboy: Lo Stones!
cs: next may we get a chance to replace evil capitalists with mild socialists.
H Stones: hi gaz guys and otherwise
DJTween: My problem isn't with capitalism per se, but with 'crony capitalism', which is what we have
Principalpoop: I resemble that remark
DJTween: How's the computer treating you, Stones?
Bunnyboy: Ms. InStoneAtion!
cs: im glad the guys got this on npr, on their dimes
DJTween: Didn't know it had appeared on NPR
cs: grunge? a seattle music ref?
H Stones: its a long story Tween, windows seven is yet another Microsoft money making scam, loads of small programs are available at a cost of course to do the maintenance jobs which windows 7 should do itself
cs: yes, they paid for it, tween. it says so on the album, i think
DJTween: Sorry to hear, Stones
cs: you mean 8?
Principalpoop: bad form there gates
cs: the new one that came out recently
H Stones: 8 is an even bigger and more useless scam
cs: have you heard from honey, stones?
H Stones: i agree with honey who just said you aint had a usefull reliable program since windows 98
DJTween: So, I've heard
DJTween: Someone was saying that 8 doesn't even include a built-in DVD player
Bunnyboy: Any word from Eastcoasters. I saw some of Elayne's blog, yesterday.
Principalpoop: I think we need to realize that the entire modern civiization is a scam, then we can proceed...
H Stones: there was a dvd player on my Vostro machine.
cs: but if so, how could be talkingon these computers?
Bunnyboy: ?
H Stones: dell are ok with the hardware, no probs with that but then they pass the buck having first nicked it from my pocket, to.... guess who, Microsshite
DJTween: Can't find anything about NPR on the CD insert, cease
Thweeny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anythynge_You_Want_To
Thweeny: "It was originally recorded in 1980 as a program for National Public Radio's Earplay, and was previously released in edited form in 1982 on LP as Shakespeare's Lost Comedie."
Thweeny: So you're correct about that
Bunnyboy: I think the Narrator, on ANYTHINGE, shouts out " produced for NPR ".
DJTween: Could be, at the end of the album
Bunnyboy: Spoken end credits.
DJTween: Yeah
cs: new job, bunny?
cs: i thought i had the album but couldnt find it
Principalpoop: I knew a guy from tacoma, said he never masturbated because that gay, a guy pleasing a guy lool
Bunnyboy: We have confirm. Produced for NPR's "Earplay".
Bunnyboy: Thank you, iPhone!
cs: i will put off buying one as long as possible, bun
DJTween: Interesting way to look at it, P
Bunnyboy: cat: Are you offering? That would be a longer commute...
Principalpoop: novel certainly
cs: de ce sed parent
cs: as an old esl teacher, i love that
cs: offering what?
DJTween: So, Phil A is credited as producer on this one
cs: he was producer for bergman's first radio free oz
cs: he likes playing with knobs
DJTween: Wiki needs to fix that Lodestone link. Loadstone is no more :(
H Stones: for those interested i am live on skype its the cynics and badmouth show featuring me and honey who sends regards etc
Bunnyboy: Carry all FST commercial albums on muh phone.
DJTween: That's a Firehead :)
DJTween: Best to Honey
H Stones: you can findme on skype under the name Hemlockstones1
Bunnyboy: I shuffled 2 go-rounds of DOMM. DOMM not on phone, presently...but I listened on it.
DJTween: not at the moment I can't
cs: can you put dom on your phone?
Merlyn: hey, see you next week, I'll still be listening, tween
cs: by merl
Bunnyboy: Nite Merl!
DJTween: Be good, Merl
H Stones: someone jjust skyped me just now but the message popped up then disappeard straight away before i couldlinke or respond
H Stones: come back merl, we know your responsible for everything
Principalpoop: night M
||||||||| H Stones rushes off, saying "10:22 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| 10:22 PM -- Merlyn left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| Catherwood enters with H Stones close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 10:22 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the Aviary.
Bunnyboy: DOMM files absolutely port over to phone. I would usually swap the shows out, about 6 at a time, because of file size.
cs: aha
cs: i have yet to need a cell phone.
cs: or a portable music player. but all this stuff together may force me into the market at some point
H Stones: here comes another winter of discount tents
Bunnyboy: I didn't make the case? Best transistor radio...EVER!
cs: which case?
cs: your phone does radio too?
H Stones: my cell phone does nothing other than send phone calls and even that onlywith trepidation
DJTween: I've got a little < $10 TracFone. No contract, and handy for calling cabs and stuff like that
Bunnyboy: Yup! NorskRadio, for one of many apps/suites.
cs: too bad our connecticut correspondents arent here tonght. i worry about their seanator becomiing a republican
Principalpoop: who is here from connecticut?
cs: yes i fear my old car my die. without a car i fear searching for a public phone to call the bcaa
H Stones: try me on skype again, it mitght work this time round
cs: doc and lilil. not not here of late
cs: lili on facebook said they stil had power
DJTween: Yeah, hard to find a working public phone these days. Cell phones have become so ubiquitous
Bunnyboy: Yeah, and they're everywhere, too.
cs: good dylan ref
DJTween: That too, Bunny
cs: absolutely
H Stones: [02:29:13] *** Call from jorg1234, duration 01:39. ***
H Stones: as usual, skype is notworking properly
Principalpoop: skype crashed, cancel that call
Bunnyboy: Better feed us hyar. Vote, kids!
cs: this showcases proc's love of theatre so well
DJTween: theater it is
Principalpoop: you are not online stones, honey is
cs: this is a piece they loved to perform
DJTween: I'll bet
Bunnyboy: Bergman's 1999 "Marie" was inspired.
Principalpoop: add me in your contact list stones
cs: yes i was there with you, bun
Bunnyboy: Chow, vatos! Catch you next time!
DJTween: Be back soon, Bunny
cs: with tiny doctor tim, who hopefully is with us in spirit
cs: by bun
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves at 10:39 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..."
cs: there is a sonerousness to that music you never get from any other firesign album i can think of
DJTween: A polished production, for sure
cs: andthey, especially ossman, loved superb recording devices
cs: their tribute to their zacharia days
DJTween: Where does Anchovies live?
cs: san diego
DJTween: Well, Sandy didn't keep him away then
cs: no
DJTween: Sure hope he gets some different internet so he can listen to the stream
cs: i guess honey is elsewhere occupied, stones?
DJTween: He said they were doing a show via Skype
H Stones: yes we got skype to work eventually
H Stones: come join us if you wish
cs: i dont think my new computer has skype
H Stones: it should be a free download i think
DJTween: Easy to download and install, cease
DJTween: Yes, and free
cs: i think listening to this makes one think in this kind of language
DJTween: Must be something doing this live and staying in character for so long
cs: llan would know
cs: he's been away for awhile
DJTween: Yeah, he has
cs: hopefully is he doing well
DJTween: Heard from him about an unrelated topic the other day
DJTween: Maybe will drop him a line
cs: when i bought this album, i was quite dissapointed. still am.
cs: but prodcution values are awesome
DJTween: I like it, even though it's quite different
DJTween: oh yeah
||||||||| New notice: 'Listen to The Radio Free Roadkill Show from 6-8pm EST every Sunday at www.dishnuts.net'
cs: ok, my colection of firesign mistakes: not insane, in the next world,lawyers hospital, this one
cs: thats just my opinion. they would dissagree
cs: thanks tween
||||||||| New notice: 'Lily Bergman College Fund - http://firesigntheatre.com/lilyfund/'
cs: good plug tween. i met her. delightful woman
DJTween: yw
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
DJTween: I'm not familiar with Lawyer's Hospital
DJTween: Until last time, again... have a great week folks
||||||||| At 11:01 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, DJTween!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cs: we do what we can, eh?
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Thweeny - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| At 11:25 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...
||||||||| "11:50 PM? I'm late!" exclaims Principalpoop, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| H Stones - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| 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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