A Firesign Chat
05/21/2015




Archive

||||||||| 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 May 21, 2015 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| 7:17 PM: slijer jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
||||||||| It's 7:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| slijer - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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 DJTweeny falls out at 7:47 PM.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET - visit Firesign’s web site at www.firesigntheatre.com **'
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween sashays in at 7:55 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Rufus_T_Firetween does not 'sashay'
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 8 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET - you can join the streams now (NO AUDIO YET - just a chance for everybody to get connected) at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u (streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net) **'
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT! - currently playing - warm up music (B.B. King w/ Eric Clapton) - listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u (streaming server graciously provided by Radio Free Dishnuts - www.dishnuts.net) **'
||||||||| DanM enters at 8:43 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and hurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
DJTweeny: Hi DanM
DanM: Oh? Is this where I enter my thoughts, as they were?
DanM: Sorry, first time here. I'm not a tweeter, never did chat rooms. Didn't knwo they still existed.
DanM: Thanks, DJ.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts EWeston in through the front door at 8:49 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
EWeston: Like camels on the wind
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 8:50 PM, dragging Cat by one leg and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
EWeston: That's my yo yo alright
Cat: Greetings new person.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:52 PM and pinholeF200 bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Cat: Hi pin
Cat: EW, Tween
EWeston: A fireberry hounddog howdy
DJTweeny: Hi Cat, EW, pinhole
DJTweeny: ooowoooo
pinholeF200: Hey Cat, EW, Tween, Dan
Cat: It's great that new folks are still joining chat.
EWeston: E's early
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'Beet', just granted probation at 8:54 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Beet: Hi pin, EW, Cat, Dan, Tween
Beet: Hi pin, EW, Cat, Dan, Tween
EWeston: BB King appropriate
Cat: every clock in this room has a different time on it.
DJTweeny: Hi Beet
Cat: Beet
pinholeF200: Hi Beet, Hi Beet
EWeston: High peravor of nitric oxide
Beet: How's evrybody?
pinholeF200: How big a room is it, Cat?
DJTweeny: You have temporal anolomies, Cat?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with christine close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 8:55 PM tree-stunting plans, and scurries off to the sitting room.
Beet: Hi christine
EWeston: Evie has a twinge
DJTweeny: Hi christine
Cat: Maybe 10 feet by 20
Cat: Greetings christine
pinholeF200: So all in the same time zone, theoretically
christine: this is the album i remember
Beet: Some nice B. B. (and Eric).
EWeston: Another new one? gritings
pinholeF200: Hey christine
christine: hey all
Cat: Only 1 is battery operated, the 2 computers and dvr should all be digital
DanM: How do you tell the newbies from the old timers?
Cat: great album
||||||||| Mayor P'nisnose strides up to the podium and speaks: "My fellow Armenians, if you have questions about exorcism, buy the new book "EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE", now on sale. Incidentally, so is my vote."
Beet: Hi Dan
DJTweeny: Yeah, doesn't get much better than King & Clapton :)
DanM: Greetings Beet.
EWeston: Familiar names versis new one's usually
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and announces "Presenting 'lily', just granted probation at 8:57 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
DanM: Yea. Nice intro mucsic.
DJTweeny: Hi lily
EWeston: It's a Lily
||||||||| Outside, the 8:58 PM crosstown bus from California pulls away, leaving regnad kcin coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Beet: Here's lily. Howdy
||||||||| 8:58 PM: carol jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
lily: Beet Cat christine DanM DJTweeny EWeston lily pinholeF200 low all and theanks DJT for having us over
DanM: My name's not exactly new. Had it all my life.
Beet: regnad too
pinholeF200: A local band in Belleville IL did a song, Three Kings, about BB, MLK and Elvis. Sadly, all three now gone. Band is called Earthsol, video is on YouTube
DanM: To me, you are all new.
DJTweeny: Welcome, Dan :)
Cat: Lily, Carp;
DanM: Just pretending to know each other.
lily: hi dan m
regnad kcin: olaffub fo draeh taht ta kooL
Beet: we do that, Dan
Cat: some of have actually met
DJTweeny: lol regnad
EWeston: That's easy for you to say
DJTweeny: and hi
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
DJTweeny: Hi carol
pinholeF200: Here's the link to the Earthsol tune: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOb-1jx9hOE
Cat: Elayne and her then husband came to visit me and my family here in Vancouver in 1995, when chat started
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:00 PM and late as usual, it's Hi I'm Fran, just back from Flemington."
Beet: Yo Fran
DJTweeny: Hi Fran
carol: hi there
christine: hindsite is golden
pinholeF200: Howdy Fran
Cat: Hi Fran
Hi I'm Fran: How'd you know I'm from Flemington?
EWeston: She looks just like her
DJTweeny: Fran comes from a little (cough) flemish village?
Hi I'm Fran: Around these parts we like to call it Phlegmington
EWeston: Phemland forever
DJTweeny: ** If you want to know where your fellow chatters live, ask Nino The Mindboggler by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
carol: wow it was dangerous
regnad kcin: the true white brother is coming home
lily: lougie lake
carol: hey regnad ive seen you somewhere
EWeston: With its toffee rafts
pinholeF200: hey there, lily
lily: some of us are not where they think we are
carol: regnad wheres nancy?
||||||||| shoes for the dead waltzes in at 9:03 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
lily: hi pin
DJTweeny: Nino's powers of prediction are not always accurate
Beet: Hi shoes
shoes for the dead: Howdy
EWeston: Crepe soles, nice
regnad kcin: yeh
shoes for the dead: rubber soul, tho
christine: damn my garmin update...slowing my internet
lily: hiiiii
DanM: Nino, that is uncanny.
Cat: iordered suzette and i said please make that crepe
regnad kcin: ecalp dlo emas eht ta s'ehs
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Cat: shoes
shoes for the dead: hey cat
Cat: ok i have to send you the show ossman did about this album
EWeston: Doz your vife know ziss?
||||||||| Lucien sneaks in around 9:06 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
Cat: Lucien
EWeston: Light on!
shoes for the dead: hey Lucien
Beet: Greetings Mr. Lucien
Hi I'm Fran: Howdy, Lucien
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT! - currently playing - “WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM” - listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u - YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS ALBUM AT >> http://laugh.com/product/firesign-theatre-waiting-for-the-electrician-cd-audio-only/ **'
DJTweeny: Hi Lucien
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about “WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM” at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte-ln
Lucien: Hey Tweeny!
shoes for the dead: Hey NSA guy
DJTweeny: Hi shoes. missed you joining
EWeston: Keep on camera folks
shoes for the dead: you mean jointing?
DJTweeny: So new folks, when did you first hear about Firesign, and what's your favorite album?
EWeston: I never got past do do joints
pinholeF200: Cobalt testing range
Hi I'm Fran: Used to listen to Firesign in the 70's. Then I grew up.
||||||||| The TV flickers on, and Ralph Spoilsport appears: "How can you drive in two places at once when you don't have a genuine Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame? Get one for your car and one for the plate in your head!"
EWeston: Yup, that's cobalt all righty
shoes for the dead: dovetail joints
Cat: Too bad, Fran.
EWeston: Honky tonk joints
lily: dance
DanM: Colleg dorm mates from Detroit area introduced me to FS in the early 70's.
EWeston: What do I do with this pole
lily: juke joints
Hi I'm Fran: I know, Cat. I've regretted it ever since.
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Bag of sugar', just granted probation at 9:16 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
shoes for the dead: chief joints of staff
pinholeF200: EW, anything you want, as long as you have consent
||||||||| "Happy" Harry Cox pops in and say "I was right! Everything I knew WAS wrong! You CAN get "Profiles in Barbecue Sauce", chock full of meaty Firesign scripts!"
DJTweeny: A friend in HS introduced me
DJTweeny: Hi Sugar
Lucien: Tweeny, how long have you been doing these broadcasts?
DanM: Firesign theatre and many other burning pleasures.
Cat: i just started watching House of Cards, speaking of cheifs of staff
shoes for the dead: hey Bag
Cat: indeed, dan
EWeston: Something with fireworks could be nice
DJTweeny: A couple of years now, Lucien. I took over from the previous DJ, ah, clem, who did it for over ten years
Lucien: Holy cow.
pinholeF200: Sacre merde
DJTweeny: According to my set list file, my first show was Sept 13, 2012
EWeston: Pastafasole!
DanM: My gods, this bring back memories.
lily: a great group and good laughs
Lucien: Do you have a personal favorite album?
DJTweeny: indeed :)
DJTweeny: Mine favorite is EYKIW
DJTweeny: *My
shoes for the dead: mindless fellowship pavilion
DanM: Would have to be the only one I own, Bozos. Never tire of it.
lily: djt takes requests
DJTweeny: I do indeed take requests
Beet: Bozos also my favorite. A real masterpiece.
DanM: I love this one too.
EWeston: By a close contest, I'm a Ratman
DJTweeny: although next week will be EOBE + a FST poetry show from your chatter Cat :)
Cat: yeah bozos is my fave, as it kinda completes the story that starts with electrician
lily: shoes
Hi I'm Fran: don't crush that dwarf ...
shoes for the dead: lily
DJTweeny: I love Rat as well, and Boom Dot Bust from the Millenium Trilogy
lily: lol shoes for shoes?
Cat: there's a vast treasure trove of great firesign
shoes for the dead: Dwarf
DanM: Loco week was a Jeopardy answer the other day. I got it!
DJTweeny: truer words were never spoken, Cat
Cat: that's no dwarf, it's my doctor
shoes for the dead: Dr. ummm
DanM: Loco weed. Although I've been having a loco week.
EWeston: A tablet for the doctor
Cat: loco can be good. worked for the firesigns
shoes for the dead: and blotter fer the police
DJTweeny: btw, clicking on the ah, clem link will take you to his memorial site. He daied last December :/
DJTweeny: looove looove lol
DJTweeny: *died
Cat: help, it's the police
lily: mummy love
||||||||| It's 9:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| carol - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| regnad kcin - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| christine - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
EWeston: Windowpanes for all polititions
Cat: i remember when people actually talked lilke this.
Beet: they come they go
EWeston: Just like the tides
pinholeF200: wanna roofer?
Hi I'm Fran: i remember nostalgia
shoes for the dead: and locusts
Beet: lol Fran
EWeston: My last one fell off the roof, so thanx
DJTweeny: I didn't know until recently that the 'best minds of my generation' bit was Ginsberg
DanM: Damn, I'm going to be saying Groovy all day tomorrow.
DJTweeny: lol
lily: don't drop the drop outs
EWeston: Swell, swell up everyday
Cat: this came out when rfk was still alive.
||||||||| Mark Time invites you to watch and listen to Firesign’s XM Radio Performances Watch The Firesign Theatre In Action!
pinholeF200: Al Kooper's greatest lyric: the boy left home naked this morning, all he took was the TV set
DJTweeny: Amazing to think, eh Cat?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:29 PM and late as usual, it's Elayne, just back from Hellmouth."
DJTweeny: Nice RFK impersonation ;)
Beet: no mo waw anymo
DJTweeny: Hi Elayne
EWeston: Member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. As musical director I believe
shoes for the dead: hey Elayne
Cat: Hi El
Elayne: Evenin' all, and happy Red Nose Day USA! Or, as it seems to be in reality, telethon-based ad for NBC...
lily: hi e
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about “WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM” at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte-ln
Hi I'm Fran: hi, lanie
EWeston: Elayne, yow
Beet: Hi E
Elayne: And yet, compelling enough for me to want to keep watching, probably on the strength of the real Red Nose Day in the UK.
pinholeF200: Greetins El
lily: who knew paper cuts could kill
||||||||| guitarman bounds in at 9:31 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: There's a lot of "so bad it's cringingly funny" moments.
DJTweeny: Hi guitarman
Beet: yo guitman
EWeston: Do the bombay door thing
lily: read it and reap
shoes for the dead: hey guitarman
Cat: you would have to know that Ramparts was a prominant radical magazine of the era to get that ref
shoes for the dead: swinging
Hi I'm Fran: nice knocker, g'man
Cat: this however, is timeless
DJTweeny: forgot about Ramparts
Beet: the paranoid side
||||||||| Nick Danger sneaks in and whispers "Get the scuttlebutt on Box of Danger here, whatever that means..."
Cat: g-man
lily: wrap
EWeston: Truss?
lily: rusty truss ew
EWeston: Oxide iron liberator
DJTweeny: definitely _not_ my bag ;)
||||||||| The TV flickers on, and Ralph Spoilsport appears: "How can you drive in two places at once when you don't have a genuine Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame? Get one for your car and one for the plate in your head!"
lily: with whalebone stays
EWeston: That's next door for bags
shoes for the dead: what?
pinholeF200: four or five
||||||||| Hi I'm Fran walks away to The Sitting Room.
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about “WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM” at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte-ln
EWeston: Another people lets abuse ourseleves shall we game
||||||||| 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 Merlyn falls out at 9:37 PM.
Cat: Hi Merl
Merlyn: hi cat
shoes for the dead: hey Merlyn
DJTweeny: Hey Merlyn
Elayne: Evenin' Merlyn!
EWeston: The magician's in the house
pinholeF200: great cough, worth a couple of quarters
||||||||| Hi I'm Fran climbs in through the window at the ungodly hour of 9:38 PM
Beet: Someone said that one of the highest things for the members of the group was to make each other laugh.
||||||||| Catherwood enters and asks "Is there anythynge you want? By that I mean Anythynge You Want To, Shakespeare's Lost paperback Comedie in pre-electronic book form!"
EWeston: A little facade climbing Fran?
DJTweeny: wb Fran
Hi I'm Fran: i had no idea this house had so many rooms
Beet: Hi Merl
DJTweeny: I can believe that, Beet
Merlyn: hey beets, E, Weston etc
||||||||| Mayor P'nisnose strides up to the podium and speaks: "My fellow Armenians, if you have questions about exorcism, buy the new book "EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE", now on sale. Incidentally, so is my vote."
Hi I'm Fran: DanM, is that you?
lily: you can lurk too fran
||||||||| It's 9:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bag of sugar - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Cat: more bags!
lily: and djt will let ya know when ya can view and listen again
DanM: Of course it is me. Are you you?
Elayne: Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm almost definitely me.
Hi I'm Fran: always have been, always will be
lily: hugh hue you
Beet: dime novel
DJTweeny: view and listen, lily?
shoes for the dead: dime novel
DanM: Sorry, was I lurking? I was toon-grossed in the audio.
lily: its always about color
Cat: I'm often here under more than one name from different computers
Hi I'm Fran: nope, never mind, it's not you after all
shoes for the dead: echo in here
EWeston: Release the echo hounds!
Rufus_T_Firetween: I can vouch for that
Merlyn: echo in hear
lily: the log here can be reseen right?
Merlyn: Reseen, Wisconsin?
Beet: must be a republican
Merlyn: yes
DanM: Fran, sorry to disappoint you. Damn, I'm apologizing too much. Sorry.
Cat: Ah, Canadian.
DJTweeny: ** For those of you not familiar, there's a log of the entire chat you can view to catch up. Click on the LOG link at the bottom of the page to view tonight's log.
EWeston: Only the guilty will suffer
Merlyn: press the "Log" link, or look it up after midnight when it's put in the archive
DJTweeny: lol Dan
Elayne: Thanks Tween. I keep clicking on the LOG because I'm ferrying myself back and forth between the computer room and the TV room(s).
DanM: Hot darn. Beet the reefer.
Elayne: Right now they have on Martin Short, "comedy legend." Anyone who needs someone to tell people he's a comedy legend, usually isn't.
lily: he won't win he never does
DJTweeny: and the radio shows are posted at an archive for one week at www.kurtericson.com/txroadkill/roadkillshow
DJTweeny: lol E
pinholeF200: a truly jaundiced view
DanM: Martin Short always cracks me up.
EWeston: Second citier
Hi I'm Fran: is it true you can play Waiting For The Electrician while watching red nose day on NBC, and the two things synch up?
Beet: the fulfillment and glory of stereo recording
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out Phil Proctor’s new video with Jamie Alcroft - BOOMERS ON A BENCH - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiiqBtMJY3o
Cat: Great to see Phil being so productive.
Beet: I like thise
Beet: those
DJTweeny: Phil is a very busy guy
DJTweeny: hope to get another interview sometime in the next few weeks
EWeston: Just don't get plagues like they did when I was a boy
Beet: you see, "i" is next to "o"
Cat: and working on the upcoming autobiography
DJTweeny: yes he is
Beet: can't wait for that
DJTweeny: from what Ossman was saying, sounds like they have a number of projects in the works
Beet: very exciting
lily: taffy
EWeston: spears
Hi I'm Fran: lily you took the word right out of my mouth
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and announces "Announcing 'Steevo (worker)', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:50 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
pinholeF200: as a student of electricity, I can tell you the fuse is shorted
Cat: worker
lily: and the teeth
EWeston: Use a penny
shoes for the dead: hey worker
Beet: a real worker
Steevo (worker): I've never had a penny fail as a replacement for a fuse.
lily: one hand in your pocket
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** New Firesign book “MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH” now available at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?books
Beet: Hi, Peter
DJTweeny: Hi Steevo
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Peter Bergman’s “TRUE CONFESSIONS OF THE REAL WORLD” Here >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=tcotrw-rv
Steevo (worker): This is worker speaking, state maintenance question.
Hi I'm Fran: hello steevo (if that is your real name...)
EWeston: Useful, but cover your eyebrows
Steevo (worker): Small group. My son got all my big black CDs of all the firesign theater stuff.
EWeston: My slood pump is making a funny noise
Steevo (worker): Fran, is my name material?
lily: welded fillings
||||||||| Chick Lambert fades in and says: "I have no idea who this Friedstein Theatre is, but they 're honing in on my territory over at Duke of Madness Motors. Give 'em the what for, Storm!" "RUFF! RUFF!"
EWeston: I didn't want to talk about that Lily
pinholeF200: US gov't has a patent on ebola virus....
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT! - currently playing - from the DOMM Dear Friends Broadcasts “BIG BROTHER IS WASHING”- listen to the stream at 128k at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k for dial-up users at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u - YOU CAN PURCHASE DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS AT >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ **'
lily: do you taste copper
EWeston: Talk about your intellectual rights
Hi I'm Fran: no, silly, your name is steevo! (was that a trick question?)
||||||||| It's 9:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| guitarman - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS - Every Firesign Theatre radio broadcast from the "Dear Friends" era (1970-1972) >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ
EWeston: It coated some of my taste buds
lily: won't do that again any time soon
shoes for the dead: food tasters?
Steevo (worker): I am downloading vlc to listen with.
EWeston: If a nephew isn't availible
Steevo (worker): windows media player is worthless.
lily: cleanse the palate before you sleep on it
shoes for the dead: worthleth
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
EWeston: A little spare acid, and gonzo!
lily: ub happy mac nab
Cat: you sleep on a palate, Lily?
lily: have but thats a diffent life cat
EWeston: Would you want to sleep on a prelate?
||||||||| At 9:59 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Hi I'm Fran!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Cat: ive had food that put my palate many times
lily: post it notes for privacy
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Cat: put my palate to sleep
EWeston: Fran in the aviery with a mobius wrench
Cat: in their with the porridge bird?
EWeston: Beaky maybe
pinholeF200: A Day at the Races
lily: beeks and talons
Beet: putting me to sleep
EWeston: He's only in it for the eyeballs
DJTweeny: My fav Marx Bros movie, pinhole
||||||||| "Happy" Harry Cox pops in and say "I was right! Everything I knew WAS wrong! You CAN get "Profiles in Barbecue Sauce", chock full of meaty Firesign scripts!"
Beet: pickled eyeballs
lily: they only float for a short time
pinholeF200: Saw it not long ago on Turner Classic Movies--amazing, no commercials
lily: great on toast points
EWeston: A reginal favorite.
shoes for the dead: good with pork rinds too
Beet: making me hungry
Beet: I'm very suggestible
shoes for the dead: here's some Groat clusters, Beet
EWeston: Don't waffle
Cat: you must have a problem with commercials
Beet: YUM
lily: here some pork beet
lily: since nabbys not here
Beet: how do you pork beet?
lily: more sugur
EWeston: In the mad sceintist's Cookbook
lily: lovely red beet pork
Beet: I routinely turn commercials off, Cat
lily: a german delicacy
||||||||| It's 10:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Cat: firesign inspired by, and actually doing commercials from early years
Beet: Elayne's gone!!!
Cat: by el
EWeston: Must be good tv
shoes for the dead: contadiction in terms, lily
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS - Every Firesign Theatre radio broadcast from the "Dear Friends" era (1970-1972) >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ
Beet: Oddly, I enjoy parodies of commercials. they're only selling comedy
DJTweeny: My family actually had a subscription to Soviet Life, as well as Life and Time and all the rest
Cat: wow
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
DJTweeny: of couse, as Proctor likely would tell you, it was about as accurate as PRAVDA ;)
shoes for the dead: Soviet Time was a prison newspape
DJTweeny: hahaha
lily: just pictures of cold
Cat: pleasently warm winter this year
EWeston: Lotta life and history on russian rivers, and blood of course
Beet: I would enjoy listening to Radio Moscow in the eighties
Cat: my grandparents left them and moved to this continent. good for them.
shoes for the dead: and 70's Beet
pinholeF200: Radio Moscow had a kickass signal on shortwave, Beed
pinholeF200: Beet
lily: skip
Beet: That's where I got it, pin
shoes for the dead: with Joe the announcer
lily: with lots of tomatoes
||||||||| The TV flickers on, and Ralph Spoilsport appears: "How can you drive in two places at once when you don't have a genuine Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame? Get one for your car and one for the plate in your head!"
pinholeF200: I still tune in Radio Havana Cuba from time to time, 6000 kHz
shoes for the dead: Cuba comes in good here too, pin
Beet: rotary phones. Wow
pinholeF200: once built a crystal set that wouldn't get local stations, but Cuba came in loud and clear
Beet: a t shirt and shorts
EWeston: Same conversations as today though
Beet: catchy tune
shoes for the dead: everyone waltz
EWeston: I played that waltz once, I lost
Beet: many Mexicans in my junior high school
shoes for the dead: scars?
Beet: no
EWeston: Other than a twinge in my elbow I've fully recovered
lily: waltz of the wallnuts
Cat: good for you, ew
Beet: they're dropping those whistles again
shoes for the dead: Bacon Rind on the Whistle Front
EWeston: Dega Vu all over again
||||||||| It's 10:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Steevo (worker) - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Lucien - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
DanM: So what is with this "Beat the Reaper" game?
EWeston: Lockheed Vega?
lily: Im flyin
shoes for the dead: they timed out, Dan
lily: oops don't know hoe to lsnd
pinholeF200: Viva las Vega
EWeston: Hopped up with a consolidated 48 cylinder radial
lily: catherwood please give dan m a highball
||||||||| Catherwood brings dan m a highball.
Beet: Can we get highballs?
Cat: only if you're a giraffe
lily: not at your age
||||||||| "10:29 PM? 10:29 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Mofo should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Mofo enters and sits on the couch.
Cat: mofo
Beet: Now, that's not fair
shoes for the dead: hey mofo
DJTweeny: Hi Mofo
Beet: yo mofo
EWeston: There usually egg shaped anyway
DanM: Thanks for the highball.
Beet: the highballs
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Check out DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS - Every Firesign Theatre radio broadcast from the "Dear Friends" era (1970-1972) >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ
lily: Beet Cat DanM DJTweeny EWeston lily Mofo pinholeF200 shoes for the dead thanks all and djt you are the best
EWeston: Singing extreme tenor
Cat: by lily
DJTweeny: have a great week, lily :)
shoes for the dead: see ya lily!
Cat: i lost sound, or is show over?
||||||||| Captain Equinox flies in through the transom, landing on the bearskin rug. "Attention, solstice squad! After working a 12-hour day, I like to kick back and swill some juice out of a genuine Firesign coffee mug or Bear Whiz Beer stein!"
Beet: nite lily
lily: u too tweenie
EWeston: Hast lobago Lily
DanM: was that it? are we done yet?
lily: bye shoes and ew
DanM: hello? can anyone hear me?
Cat: ah, refresh
Beet: i clicked the link and got it back
EWeston: Yes dan I thing its done. Hope you enjoyed it. Bye all
||||||||| EWeston runs out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's EWeston?! It's 10:32 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
shoes for the dead: he can shout, don't hear you
Beet: Nite EW
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Cat: by ew
pinholeF200: see ya ew
DanM: That highball was a refresher. It cleared our my earls.
DanM: Thanks for letting me hang. Maybe next time.
Cat: hope so, dan
||||||||| Outside, the 10:35 PM downtown bus from Hellmouth pulls away, leaving Hemlock Stones (Genuine!) coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
shoes for the dead: come often, Dan
Cat: stones
shoes for the dead: hey Stones
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Cat, Beet, DanM, shoes.... hope you are all doing well at this moment!
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): How are you now?
Cat: we do our best
Beet: Hi Stones
Beet: Nite dan
Cat: as opposed to when?
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Cat, we all know that you do more than your best!
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Hi Beet!
DJTweeny: They has video phones ta the NYC 1964 World's Fair, as I recall
DJTweeny: Hey Stones
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): What is going on in Los Angeles? How many of you live in LA?
||||||||| Ralph Spoilsport drives in through the door and says "Buy a new or used T-shirt from the Firesign Theatre Cafepress store! Hurry before this sentence ends!"
Cat: yes, i recall those, tween
DJTweeny: 12 minues left :/
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Hello Tweeny!
Cat: not since 68
shoes for the dead: Dick Tracey 2-way wrist tv
||||||||| DanM 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..."
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): So where do hippies go in LA? OK, I am a great defective, but behind my sober (!) exterior is a tie dyed shirt, a peace sign, love beads, and Beatles tunes in my soul!
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Mofo - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| lily - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
pinholeF200: don't think it's still there, but in Springfield IL the telephone museum had video phones you could use to talk across the room
Beet: Going postal not a new phenomenon
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Lily, how was Connecticut? Did you see any Yalies?
Cat: a lot easier to discover now then in those days, stones
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): If it weren't for Yale, we wouldn't be here!
Cat: true, stones
shoes for the dead: probly not Comptom, Stones
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Cat, maybe so. The NOW was different than the NOW today; for one thing, today's NOW is forward into the future, whereas yesterday's NOW is forward into the past.
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): I don't know if Eckhart Tolle would agree about that...
Beet: Heavy
||||||||| New notice: 'Thanks to Radio Free Dishnuts, that’s www.dishnuts.net, for providing the streaming server for the simulcast. Be sure to join me (Kurt in Austin) for my live RADIO FREE ROADKILL show from 6-8pm EST every Sunday at www.dishnuts.net, and listen to my show archives and ARCHIVES FOR FIRESIGN CHAT SHOWS at: www.kurtericson.com/txroadkill/roadkillshow'
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Hello shoes. Not sure what a Comptom is anymore. Isn't that something you can buy in dispensers in Camden Town restrooms?
||||||||| "Happy" Harry Cox pops in and say "I was right! Everything I knew WAS wrong! You CAN get "Profiles in Barbecue Sauce", chock full of meaty Firesign scripts!"
DJTweeny: "here comes the grudge" lol
Beet: I'll have some cream and sugar with my grudge
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Harry, I am most pleased to meet you!
shoes for the dead: area of LA, Stones
DJTweeny: Laugn-In was pretty amazing for its time
||||||||| At 10:47 PM, pinholeF200 vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| pinholeF200 bounds in at 10:47 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Thank you, shoes. Sorry for my obtuseness!
Beet: this is funny
||||||||| Catherwood says "10:47 PM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs pinholeF200 by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Beet: is pin here or there?
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Next week I hope you can all help me solve a problem about a beautiful woman!
Cat: maybe both at once
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
DJTweeny: he's in comedy perdition
Beet: Ask Firesign
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Where are "love ins" to be found in Los Angeles in 2015?
Cat: ask google
shoes for the dead: that's where the comdom cimes in handy, Stones
Beet: we need someone to "invent" love-ins again
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Cat, thanks for the tip. But I fear that Google is too conservative for that question.
||||||||| Mark Time invites you to watch and listen to Firesign’s XM Radio Performances Watch The Firesign Theatre In Action!
Cat: trust the young to invent what they need
Beet: Good session tonight.Nice to hang with everyone and to see a few drop-ins. Thanks, Tween. GiNite.
shoes for the dead: thanks Tween!!
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Beet, I absolute agree with you. Ah, I went down to King's Row not too long ago looking for hippies!
shoes for the dead: Park it and Lock it!
DJTweeny: Thanks for listening everybody, and have a great week :-) See you next time, same FireTime, same FireStation...
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!): Well, good evening Dear Friends! Thanks for the information!
Cat: great work as always, tween.
DJTweeny: merci :)
||||||||| Hemlock Stones (Genuine!) leaves at 10:52 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..."
Cat: see you next week
||||||||| Around 10:52 PM, Cat walks off into the sunset...
DJTweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Rufus_T_Firetween exits at 10:53 PM.
||||||||| DJTweeny is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:53 PM.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Merlyn departs at 11:01 PM, singing "Toad away, toad away; toad away, toad away! Where do you go when you're toad away?"
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| shoes for the dead - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Beet - 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:
Beet
carol
Cat
christine
DanM
DJTweeny
Elayne
EWeston
Hemlock Stones (Genuine!)
Hi I'm Fran
lily
Lucien
Merlyn
pinholeF200
regnad kcin
Rufus_T_Firetween
shoes for the dead
Steevo (worker)
URL References:
http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ
http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?books
http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=tcotrw-rv
http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=wfte-ln
http://laugh.com/product/firesign-theatre-waiting-for-the-electrician-cd-audio-only/
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiiqBtMJY3o
www.dishnuts.net
www.firesigntheatre.com
www.kurtericson.com/txroadkill/roadkillshow
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOb-1jx9hOE



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