A Firesign Chat
05/31/2018




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 31, 2018 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 3:56 PM and Beet bounds out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 4 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 4:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Beet - 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 gets out at 8:08 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
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||||||||| 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)
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)
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||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: warm up music (Space Music)
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)
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||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: warm up music (Space Music)
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)
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||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:40 PM and late as usual, it's Rufus_T_Firetween, just back from Funfun Town."
DJTweeny: test
Rufus_T_Firetween: test
DJTweeny: is this thing on??
||||||||| EWeston tiptoes in around 8:48 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last night's "unpleasant incident."
EWeston: It's a;; 1's and 0's to me Tweeny
DJTweeny: Hi EW
DJTweeny: having issues with the resfresh
DJTweeny: have sent an email to Merlyn
EWeston: Space Truckin audio check
EWeston: If I have to double up again I'm coming back as Ernest Buttwhistle
Rufus_T_Firetween: lol
||||||||| 8:53 PM: Cease jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past half hour!"
DJTweeny: Hi Cease, check your email
EWeston: Cat sheding season?
Cease: Sounds like Pink Floyd
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and pipes up "Announcing 'Merlyn', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:55 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
EWeston: Bit drony even for them
EWeston: Masta Merlyn
Cease: Aha, Stones.
Cease: I jsut sent Doc and email, Tween.
EWeston: I'm The Urban Spaceman would fit in this mix
Cease: And speaking of Merl....
Cease: I use it in my new piece tonight, Tween.
DJTweeny: OK, I'll start the show and hope things work out...
Cease: My first (and probably last) collage not written by me. Chariot of the Globs, by Shelton and Sheridan.
Cease: Played a taste of it in my History and Firesigns collage 2 weeks ago.
Cease: It's not even a new piece, actually one I made with family and friends in japan in 83.
EWeston: Good breeding there Cat
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, May 31, 2018 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Cease: I actually contacted Paul Mavrides this week via Facebook and sent him a copy of Globs.
Merlyn: It works fine for me
EWeston: Otay Tweeny
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Firesign Theatre’s
“EAT OR BE EATEN”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out EOBE at >> http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=eobe
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||||||||| 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 Uncle Glen falls out at 9:05 PM.
Cease: Glen Banks?
EWeston: Unka Glen
Uncle Glen: I hate shrink wrap!
EWeston: I have mixed feelings about baking powder
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Cease: You were in the film version of this, weren't you, Glen?
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 9:07 PM, dragging llanwydd by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yo-yo?"
llanwydd: howdy
EWeston: Llan
Cease: Llan
Uncle Glen: Where is everybody??
llanwydd: here is everybody
EWeston: Where's hidin in the woodsheld
Uncle Glen: ?????????????????????????????????
llanwydd: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DJTweeny: What do you guys think, if we can't get the chat working by the bottom of the hour, should we call it quits and save this for next week?
llanwydd: or as we say in welsh, nftfgybhufvjchgbnfmdgyvhjcdk
Uncle Glen: OH!
||||||||| Outside, the 9:10 PM uptown bus from New York pulls away, leaving Elayne coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
llanwydd: what is wrong with the chat?
Merlyn: tween, the chat IS working
EWeston: I'm good Tweeny
llanwydd: it is working for me
||||||||| Catherwood tiptoes into the room, and intones "Announcing 'J. A. M.', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 9:10 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the Aviary...
Elayne: Out of the fog, into the smog... good evening all, not seeing very well yet
llanwydd: hey JAM
EWeston: JAM der prodgy
Elayne: Tween, the chat's being a bastard for you tonight? Oh dear
EWeston: Elayne
Elayne: And for Llan as well?
Uncle Glen: This this isn't working.
Cease: HI El, Jam
Elayne: Oh good, it's working for Llan. For everyone but Tween?
Elayne: And Glen
J. A. M.: Hi llan, Elayne , cat, eat all!
||||||||| Steam Wizard sneaks in around 9:12 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
llanwydd: lol
Cease: Works for me.
llanwydd: hey steamy
EWeston: Steam Wiz
Cease: Steam
Uncle Glen: It won't GO!
Elayne: I've messaged Tween.
J. A. M.: Let them scare you with a little story...
||||||||| Uncle G bounds in at 9:13 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Elayne: I'll Facebook Messenger him too
J. A. M.: Steam Wiz!
Uncle G: Sigh
EWeston: Communication is dubious
Uncle G: Your kindness is appreciated!
Uncle G: La la la la
EWeston: you you you
Elayne: Sorry Glen, we can still see you, honest...
Rufus_T_Firetween: test
J. A. M.: I had probs last week, but i’m better now
Merlyn: what kind of problems?
Uncle Glen: It's a BITCH!
EWeston: Describe her
Uncle Glen: My comments show up like ten minutes later---if at all.
||||||||| Around 9:18 PM, DJTweeny walks off into the sunset...
J. A. M.: Just like what Unk is describing. Couldn’t see my updates at all, could only see some of everybody else’s. I could go to log & see everything, though.
Uncle Glen: It's not real time for me.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:18 PM and DJTweeny waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Is it working yet, Tween?
DJTweeny: test
Uncle Glen: I can't see YOU guys, either-
Elayne: Glen's still not seeing anything in real time.
EWeston: That is a serious time warp
Uncle Glen: Bait and Switches!
||||||||| 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!"
Uncle Glen: NOTHING IS POSTING!!!!!!!!!!
Uncle Glen: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!
Elayne: Methinks chat may need to upgrade to something more 21st century...
Uncle Glen: OK- I give up. When you hear me play the keyboard, tell me it was the greatest and I'll soak it up like a cheap compliment.
Cease: Virtual chat, with avatars?
Rufus_T_Firetween: Going to restart one of my computers
Uncle Glen: CYA around, kids!
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Beet close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:20 PM tree-stunting plans, and dashes off to the Aviary.
Beet: Hello, folks.
||||||||| doctecazoid bounds in at 9:21 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Beet: Hi doc
EWeston: Beet with the vegetable gnues
Cease: Beet, Doc
DJTweeny: test
EWeston: Doczoid
Beet: Hi Dr Cease
doctecazoid: just saw the email from Cease re problems with chat, after finishing dinner
Beet: Howdy EW
doctecazoid: seems like things are ok though
||||||||| 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!"
J. A. M.: Gotta clean the filters on the way-back machine hi beet, doc!
Beet: Hey, JAM
EWeston: Not sure if Tweeny has properly materialized this eve
Elayne: Doc!! When the heck are we getting together??
doctecazoid: last week, omnis networks (the domain host for firesign and a number of sites i manage) had a network outage, all my sites were down
Elayne: And how's the job??
Rufus_T_Firetween: same here, Glen
Elayne: Zoicks, Doc! Maybe this lag-for-Tween-and-Glen is a holdover from that?
Beet: Things seem pretty smooth this week so far.
doctecazoid: the job is good but hard work and long days what with the 2 hr round trip commute
Beet: Hi Miss E
EWeston: One poster was waiting 10 minutes for his post to come up
Cease: What Elayne said, Doc.
Elayne: Told ou that commute soundedl like a killer. :( At least it's against the prevailing traffic flow.
doctecazoid: thankfully, i'm going against traffic so i get to drive fast most of the time
DJTweeny: test
Elayne: Oh dear, I'm familiar with your fast driving. :)
doctecazoid: was the problem earlier only affecting one user or everyone?
Cease: At least it's a job, Doc.
||||||||| It's 9:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Uncle G - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Elayne: Doc, seems to be two users, Glen and Tween.
Cease: Ive used this clip from EOBE more than any other.
doctecazoid: yes - pay is good, great office environment, challenging work, nice people.
EWeston: Rufus said he was having the same thing happen, I think
doctecazoid: if it's not affecting everyone, the problem is not with omnis
DJTweeny: test
doctecazoid: tween i am seeing your tests
Cease: No problem for me, but we did lose chat for about 20 min last week
EWeston: Yup most us see him too
Elayne: Wow Doc, it's been SO LONG since you've been able to say those things about a job! I'm so happy for you!
doctecazoid: yeah last week was due to an issue w/omnis - they posted about it (not much detail but they at least acknowledged the issue) on their facebook page
Beet: I think last week was a government conspiracy.
Elayne: LOL, Beet!
doctecazoid: is glen in the same geographic area as tween?
EWeston: Will Trump pardon them, ever?
Elayne: According to Nino, Glen's server is in Los Angeles, and walks again bh night.
Elayne: Damn stupid dilated pupils, can't type properly.
doctecazoid: if jobs had a reality distortion field around him, trump has a reality subversion field.
Elayne: But my ophthalmologist gave me a clean bill of health, so I'll deal with it.
doctecazoid: glen is on a server?
Cease: I thought Glen was famous Firesign friend Glen Banks
DJTweeny: test
Merlyn: Not according to Nino, doc
Elayne: What is reality? It's just this realty, owned by Trump.
Elayne: Could be, Cat! He's in El-Lay. Hadn't thought of that.
EWeston: Second law of thermodynamics personified
Beet: This great recording was way ahead of its time. Really gives one the feeling of being in the game.
Elayne: Doc, I don't know, whatever you call it. Inside he's tan, he's handsome.
Elayne: Look I'm so old that my internet IS a series of tubes...
Cease: I met him through Falafal, El, and many more.
llanwydd: I have eaten falafel but...
Elayne: 'S what I've done in my life, Cat, bring together people who are all more interesting than me. :)
Cease: LOL
||||||||| 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!"
Elayne: Llan, that was my stupid abbreviation for Four-Alarm FIRESIGnal.
||||||||| 9:33 PM: NOT ED jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
llanwydd: not so stupid
Beet: Hi Llan
Elayne: FAlaFal, with a mix of upper and lower case
Beet: Hi Not
Cease: Not
Elayne: And misspelled with that "al" instead of "el"
EWeston: Not, Ed
Cease: much more likely than a mix of the upper and lower classes.
doctecazoid: i just texted westley about gle and tween's issue ... i'll let you know if he gets back to me.
Elayne: Evenin, Not Ed! Can you see our posts and your own? Glen and Tween have been having issues.
NOT ED: I'n not Ed
Elayne: Thanks Doc!
doctecazoid: *glen not gle
Merlyn: I'm here, doc!
doctecazoid: ah hi there
Beet: Hi Merl
Elayne: So Brian/Merlyn, what do you think it is?
doctecazoid: not sure why two specific chatters - one in texas and on in el lay - would be having chat issues
Beet: Great album
Merlyn: For some reason their screens aren't refreshing correctly; they can read it by getting the log, though
Elayne: Mabe it's hotter in the hellmouth...
Beet: Oboy! A new one. I love these.
doctecazoid: i think eobe was an outgrowth of pink hotel burns down
Cease: Notices my different voices, 1983 and now.
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
“CHARIOT OF THE GLOBS”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out CAT’S COLLAGE ARCHIVE at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/
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doctecazoid: maybe they need to try turning it off and on again
doctecazoid: & check that the green light is blinking
NOT ED: I smell bacon
Rufus_T_Firetween: test
EWeston: It's a trap!
||||||||| 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!"
Elayne: LOL, Doc!
NOT ED: I'm going in, there's a vacancy.
J. A. M.: Fading fast, folks, see y’all next week! Thanks everyone!
||||||||| 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!"
doctecazoid: possible solutions to chat issues: clear browser cache, stop & restart it. flush dns. run a traceroute & see if there are any problems with connectivity.
EWeston: No! It;s dark and dirty in there!
doctecazoid: reboot router and cable/dns.
EWeston: By JAM
NOT ED: God damnit, I poked my eye out!
doctecazoid: stick your head out the window and shout CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!?!?
EWeston: Mom and Steve know best
Beet: G'Nite JAM
doctecazoid: although my daze are long, i do try to keep up my twitter feed - @doctecazoid
Elayne: Doc: How about, Feed the hamsters and make sure it starts running those circles again
doctecazoid: nite jam
doctecazoid: e: couldn't hoit!
Elayne: Bye J.A.M.!
Cease: By Jam
Elayne: I htink I'm cutting out as well. Just when my doctor-induced dilation is clearing up, it's taken a turn for the blurrier thanks to Elayne-induced dilation.
||||||||| 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!"
doctecazoid: nite e
Elayne: Next week, all! I'll be on vacay (or stay-cay)!
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 9:43 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..."
EWeston: A good vision check is worth it though bye
Cease: By El.
Beet: Have a nice night, Miss E.
doctecazoid: the better to see the chat screen with!
Cease: This is the only comic I turned into an audio collage. Have idea for another.
EWeston: Your kitty there?
Merlyn: tweeny is trying a different browser
Merlyn: "This land is full of BROWSERS!"
DJTweeny: test
doctecazoid: he's on an older mac, as i recall
doctecazoid: this net is full of LOUSERS!
EWeston: The sand is in my trousers!
doctecazoid: my cats are meowing LOUDER
Cease: Yes, that meow was our cat Ernie. She moved with us to Canada in 88 and lived 21 years. Amazing cat.
EWeston: Mine are quesent
doctecazoid: time for a refill (vodka tonic) - brb
EWeston: That's a good age for a cat
||||||||| Tweeny enters at 9:48 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Tweeny: hello
EWeston: Ello sailor
Tweeny: aha.... something to do with Firefox
Cease: are you back, tween?
Beet: I have bo animals except for the occasional spider.
||||||||| Rufus enters at 9:49 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and scurries off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Beet: no animals
Rufus: Using a different browser
Beet: Hi Rufus
EWeston: I had one that came out to watch me brush my teeth
Beet: cat or spider?
Tweeny: hmmmm, working here but not on my other machine
||||||||| Tweeny leaves at 9:50 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..."
Rufus: test
EWeston: Spider. Not behavior that was passed on
EWeston: Gotcher test right here Rufus
Merlyn: working better, rufus?
Beet: I have faith we can get Tween back
EWeston: He may be eight miles high
||||||||| "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!"
doctecazoid: back, and beautiful
||||||||| It's 9:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| NOT ED - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| 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 Tweeny gets out at 9:55 PM.
Tweeny: test
Tweeny: aha, OK
Beet: NOT NOT ED
Merlyn: working?
Tweeny: --------
Tweeny: it seemed to be working on a different OS
EWeston: +++++++
doctecazoid: seems oddly appropriate: mad magazine cover, april 1971 - https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QUtXqQNvL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Tweeny: no big, as long as you guys can see my notices
||||||||| Tweeny scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Tweeny?! It's 9:57 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
llanwydd: what is the problem?
Beet: Sheeeeeit!
doctecazoid: not only that tween but i can notice what you're seeing
EWeston: Infernal connections to his microwave
llanwydd: funny doc, I started buying Mad that same year but it was 40 cents (cheap)
doctecazoid: sounds like you got the dag-blame water pump to turn over, tween
Merlyn: that's metaphysically abtruse, doc
doctecazoid: not to mention ontololgically obtuse
doctecazoid: that woud've worked better if i could type
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
EWeston: A winner in scrabble though
DJTweeny: Not having any other problems with the net or using the browser, so it's a real head-scratcher
doctecazoid: of course, i'm sitting cross legged on the couch, with lili stretched out and dozing next to me, forcing me to lead over to the coffee table to type - so, i got that going for me :-)
||||||||| 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!"
doctecazoid: eweston: lol
doctecazoid: lean not lead
doctecazoid: on a circa 2008 mac laptop, using teamviewer to do the chat thing on my office pc upstairs
Merlyn: Objection! Leaning the witness.
doctecazoid: i find my chat experience is better on my desktop machine than this mac
doctecazoid: i'm abject too
Beet: But what about your cat experience?
EWeston: All humans are objects to cats
Beet: If we were small enough they would catch us and eat us.
doctecazoid: our cats are experienced alright - especially when we break out the catnip
Merlyn: Doc, or anyone, do you have any suggestion for a cassette to digitial converter?
EWeston: True dat
doctecazoid: there are a few cassette-to-usb devices on the market ... they come with recording software
Merlyn: Yeah, I tried one but it was awful
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s new collage “Chariot Of The Globs” at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/#COLLAGES
doctecazoid: https://www.google.com/search?q=cassette+to+usb+player+with+software&oq=cassette+to+usb+player+with+software&aqs=chrome..69i57.8174j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Merlyn: adds a hum that isn't there, and tries to cut it up into songs and doesn't record most of a half-hour audio show
doctecazoid: i'd stay away from the cheaper ones - also make sure the software works on a mac
doctecazoid: your other choice is getting an audio interface, and hooking up a standard cassette deck to it
Cease: is there something like that for vhs-computer?
Beet: There's Tween.
Beet: Nice collage, Cat.
Cease: Thanks
doctecazoid: i have one of these, works great with mac or pc - https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlet2i2G2--focusrite-scarlett-2i2?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3248788692&rkg_id=0&product_id=Scarlet2i2G2&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping%20-%20Core%20-%20Studio%20&%20Recording&adgroup=Studio%20&%20Recording%20-%20Audio%20Interfaces&placement=google&adpos=1o4&creative=213185928233&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjwur7YBRA_EiwASXqIHOwvwQuJ_qVHn2VEBP9afR3eYeO6tVo4ude4IbGYJeNBX84Q2etzNhoCNqsQAvD_BwE
doctecazoid: crappy link there, hang on
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT! **
Now playing: from the DOMM Dear Friends Broadcasts
“IS THIS THE MACHINE WHICH REGISTERS NO 'N' YES?”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS >> http://firesigntheatre.com/firesale/firesale.php?audio#DUKEOFPFTFTJ
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doctecazoid: https://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces/scarlett-2i2
doctecazoid: about $150
Cease: each of the lads were/are superb poets
Beet: I have a Pyle PT659du that works really well for cassettes. And reasonably priced also.
||||||||| 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!"
doctecazoid: but if you get that, and use something like audacity on your mac for the recording and editing, and have a working cassette deck with rca outputs, and use a couple of rca -to-1/4" adapters ... you will be good to go
EWeston: I can has a magenta hardhat
DJTweeny: indeed they were/are
EWeston: Cycled identity crisis indeed
Cease: this is from loren eisely, one of my fave writers
doctecazoid: that pyle unit looks pretty good there, beet
EWeston: Min butt whistles!
Rufus_T_Firetween: that's quite a pyle
EWeston: Bag it
doctecazoid: ok gang i think i have to turn in - 8 hrs work + 1 hr lunch break + 2 hrs commuting makes for a long day
doctecazoid: the weekend can't come soon enough
Cease: Indeed, Doc.
EWeston: Have a goodun Doc
Cease: Thaks for dropping by.
doctecazoid: you all have a great evening, catch ya on the flip side
doctecazoid: ttfn ttyl nytol etc yada yada ...
Merlyn: ok doc, thanks for the advice
Beet: Nite doc.
doctecazoid: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......
||||||||| At 10:19 PM, doctecazoid vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Beet: There he goes
DJTweeny: hello
DJTweeny: OK, this browser apparently works
Cease: Did Doc ever mention a videotape to computer device?
Beet: Hi Dr Tween
DJTweeny: interesting
DJTweeny: Will have to play with this some more
Merlyn: I don't think so, cat
DJTweeny: weridness
DJTweeny: herrow
||||||||| "10:31 PM? 10:31 PM!!" says Catherwood, "Tween should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Tween enters and sits on the divan.
Cease: problems again, tween?
Tween: testing different browsers
EWeston: Nobody here but us weridoes
Beet: weri is as weridoes
Tween: still not working the way it should, as it has for years
Tween shrugs
Rufus_T_Firetween shrugs
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Phil Proctor's new book is out! “WHERE’S MY FORTUNE COOKIE?” >> http://firesigntheatre.com/pressrel/20171009.html
Beet: A good shrug is the answer to most problems.
Rufus_T_Firetween: often ;)
EWeston: A good rug can lie all day
Beet: and still tell the truth
||||||||| Bebop Lobo reminds all you hep cats to listen to Firesign’s NEW 24/7 RADIO STATION Click to listen anytime!"
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Read about 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: Rug morality isn't ridged
Beet: Did evryone watch the finale to "The Americans"?
Cease: Not I
Merlyn: But you're Canadian!
EWeston: not mee
Beet: Gonna miss that show. I don't know if guys here are into it.
Cease: We;ve been waiting for the finale of the americans for hundreds of years.
Beet: May be closer tham we think.
EWeston: We may see if we're to stupid to survive this fall
Beet: Maybe we deserve the lame government that we have.
Cease: The new trade war with Canada is quite bizarre.
EWeston: Our media has let us down for nearly forty years. The crop is much of their doing
Cease: A car is made in both countries, and others. So what naitonality is it?
EWeston: He's gonna outlaw German cars too!
Beet: What a f****ing idiot
DJTweeny: Trump's tariffs sure are raiging hackles
EWeston: Figgier Putin needs him to kick NATO in the nads some more
Beet: too many *'s
DJTweeny: Wonder if he'll allow the BMWs which are being manufactured in the USA ;)
DJTweeny: *raising
Beet: Trump has two more years to completely destroy this country before the next election.
||||||||| New notice: '** THANKS FOR LISTENING, ALL! **
Thanks to Radio Free Dishnuts, 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
Listen to the ARCHIVES FOR FIRESIGN CHAT SHOWS at: www.kurtericson.com/firesign
'
EWeston: Or other foreign makes that manufactur in the USA? The things he doesn't know has collateral damage
DJTweeny: Well, at least it will be _completely_ destroyed ;)
Beet: Hello NSA guy.
Cease: thjis was after that big quake
Cease: i was in canada or japan but my parents house was damaged and my friend, a foot doctor, lost a toe
EWeston: Pacifica welcomes immigrants
Beet: Had fun tonight. Hope everything works out for you Dr Tween. Great collage, Dr Cease. Thanks everyone. G'Nite all.
DJTweeny: Thanks for listening, all… See you next week, same Firetime, same Firestation...
Merlyn: Nytol
||||||||| Merlyn scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Merlyn?! It's 10:53 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
EWeston: To stable future without a stable gehious
Cease: First bit of my collage series about food waste next week.
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
||||||||| It's 10:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tween - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
llanwydd: zatit? well, thanks tweeny and cat. nite everybody
||||||||| llanwydd rushes off, saying "10:55 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
DJTweeny: kewl
Cease: nite, llan
Cease: next week.
||||||||| At 10:56 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Cease!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
DJTweeny: Until last time, again...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Beet - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| DJTweeny - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 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:
||||||||| EWeston - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Steam Wizard - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Uncle Glen - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:55 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| J. A. M. - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers RedPillTweeny into the room, accepts three dimes as a gratuity, mutters something about 3:11 AM, then departs.
||||||||| It's 3:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - 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
Cease
DJTweeny
doctecazoid
Elayne
EWeston
J. A. M.
llanwydd
Merlyn
NOT ED
Rufus
Rufus_T_Firetween
Tween
Tweeny
Uncle G
Uncle Glen
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http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?item=eobe
http://firesigntheatre.com/pressrel/20171009.html
http://kurtericson.com/cat/#COLLAGES
http://kurtericson.com/cat/
http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u
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www.dishnuts.net
www.firesigntheatre.com
www.kurtericson.com/firesign
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