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 January 13, 2005 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and intones "Announcing 'Firebroiled', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:47 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Firebroiled: Where is this dude they call Phil Austin??
||||||||| Catherwood says "8:48 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Firebroiled by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| ah,clem waltzes in at 8:59 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
ah,clem: need to talk to the bozo in charge. Is there a wizzard in the house? he says grimly
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
ah,clem: Merlin you are late!! he shreeks
ah,clem: (of course ah,clem does know a wizzard is never, late, never early....)
ah,clem: "But I really need to talk to you", he mutters under his breath, in disapointment.
ah,clem: "there is never a wizzard here when you need one" he mutters, and heads for the door....
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:18 PM, dragging Merlyn by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Merlyn: what's up, clem?
ah,clem: hi
ah,clem: sorry, just thought all that was funny.... but skybirdradio is not running stream anymore...
Merlyn: is it running at all?
ah,clem: they (the owners) gave it to me. Will be called CNI (computer news and information
Merlyn: ok; a new URL?
ah,clem: wanted you to update the skybird setting to CNI
ah,clem: same stream,
Merlyn: OK, do you want the keyword to be CNI now?
ah,clem: and thought I might try a trst broadcast later tonight, fst stuff of course...
ah,clem: right, sounds good
Merlyn: I've also added chat log entries for the topic and notice changes, which I'll add too
ah,clem: and that's all the wizzard business I had, thank you for you help and wizzardry.
Merlyn: For the line of text printed above, do you want CNI or Computer News and Information?
ah,clem: BBL, have other terminals to attend, thanks again
ah,clem: yes computer news... thats great
Merlyn: ok
||||||||| Outside, the 9:25 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Bubba's Brain coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Merlyn: hey BB
Bubba's Brain: Hey all.
Bubba's Brain: News on tour concessions....
Merlyn: ah, what?
||||||||| Bambi waltzes in at 9:26 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bambi: hey guys!
Bambi: how's it going?
Bubba's Brain: Will have shirts --- "Beat the reaper" "How Can You Be" Morse Sceince HS Athletic Dept, Nick Danger, Mark Time, plus current designs. Also Bozos bumper stickers and Ralph Spoilsport License Plate Frames.
Merlyn: My refridgerater is running
Bubba's Brain: Catch it, quick.
Merlyn: wow! Great stuff, and on the tour?
||||||||| Catherwood ushers cease into the room, accepts a grimy quarter as a gratuity, mumbles something about 9:28 PM, then departs.
cease: hi all
cease: tour news, bub?
cease: is oona running the concessions this tour?
Bambi: hi cat
Bubba's Brain: I won't be on the tour, though I may try to get to Portland.
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:29 PM and late as usual, it's Elayne, just back from Billville."
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Bubba's Brain: Taylor Jenson is running concessions for the guys.
Elayne: I see the clock is fast again. But I don't have the energy to chase after it...
cease: hi el!
Merlyn: Hey E
cease: taylor is coming to seattle? we can finally meet!
Bambi: hi Elayne
Elayne: Wow, Taylor Jenson, there's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time...
Merlyn: We're living in the future
Bubba's Brain: I think they might have additional items beyond what I'm sending up, though I'm not sure.
cease: did you get my sun dog pix, el?
Merlyn: even better, bubba; will the prices be high due to theatre gouging?
Elayne: Yes, I did, Cat, thanks. I'd never heard the term "sun dog" before.
Merlyn: I think Ossman wanted e.g. Mark Time clocks
Bambi: how's everyone been ... seems like forever since we were able to be here on a thursday night.
cease: i used to think it was a relfection of the sun. one day when i was living in saskatoon, i saw 5 suns in the sky, divided by rainbows. and i wasnt stoned at the time
Bubba's Brain: Yes, they're going to be slightly higher due to the Theatre concessions percentage.
cease: but when i was at calgary airport on sunday, my fellow passengers who are from calgary called what i was filiming a sun dog
Elayne: That's right, Bambi, I haven't seen you and ahClem here in quite awhile! And I've been less and less able to sit at the computer in the evenings, after a full day of doing so...
cease: the movie The Deer Hunter featured sun dogs, as i recall
Merlyn: That's OK, and unavoidable. I assume lodestone will have them too?
cease: hey bambi and clem. good to see you here again
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:33 PM, dragging Rocky by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
Merlyn: ah, clem now owns skybird, which is now computer news & information
Elayne: Evenin' Rocky!
Bubba's Brain: Yes, but not till after the tour.
Rocky: greetings <----warp
cease: rock a feller rock a feller
Elayne: Oh, last week some of the folks on one of my mailing lists started trading Firesign lines, so I chided them for not coming here on Thursdays. :)
Rocky: can someone fixit so I don't timeout?
Elayne: ah,clem, should we be offering congrats or condolences on the purchase?
Merlyn: BB, when should I send out an email announcement of the new stuff on the tour?
Rocky: Congrats to ah, clem!
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: ' live web test, misc FireSign'
Elayne: One of the mailing listers actually asked if he were the only one who knew from Firesign. Very dangerous to ask in a mailing list of which I'm a member. :)
Merlyn: Hey clem, I just added that.
Elayne: So I started talking about the New Year's card that I got from Phil and Melinda this year.
Merlyn: also notice the logfile gets an entry
Bubba's Brain: I hadn't thought about that. .....
cease: hmm. they didnt send me one
Bambi: cool ... thanks Merlyn
ah,clem: no, I said I was given the stream, not the station
Merlyn: yes, "elderly people", E
Merlyn: ok, clem. can you pee into the stream?
||||||||| G.L. Tweenybiter waltzes in at 9:36 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Evenin' all...
Rocky: yes can't you see the steam?
ah,clem: that is what I Im doing tonight
cease: i know more than i care to about elderly people these days
G.L. Tweenybiter: The stream is pretty cool.
Bambi: hi Rocky
Rocky: the steam kinda smells
Bambi: coming from dialup believe it or not!
Bambi: to the shoutcast server
G.L. Tweenybiter: That's from throwing Colorado stream water onm the coals, r.
Bambi: so if it drops sound for a minute ... don't give up...we probably redialed! LOL
cease: hi bambi
Rocky: ah, clem needs bandbroads
G.L. Tweenybiter: You lucks stiff who live on the Left Coast. Hope FST releases the upcoming tour on CD.
cease: no band of brothers?
ah,clem: yes we do
cease: if someone tapes it, tween
Bambi: you got that right Rocky ... spent an hour and a half on the phone with Verizon trying to figure out our options since no one offers broadband ... Nobody comes up into the hills!
G.L. Tweenybiter: That's Llucky stiffs, as in cigarettes... Typing... typing...
G.L. Tweenybiter: Man, rented fingers tonight...
Bambi: (including Verizon)
Rocky: sounds like a case for some left coast lawyer to case the joint
G.L. Tweenybiter: Is this stream going to be up 24/7 eventually?
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:42 PM and late as usual, it's Dexter Fong, just back from Billville."
G.L. Tweenybiter: Yo, Dex...
Dexter Fong: Whoo full house!
Bambi: hi Dex
Bubba's Brain: straight flush.
Dexter Fong: Hey ah clem, good to see you again
cease: hey dex
Rocky: I got four of a kind
Dexter Fong: Hi Bambi
G.L. Tweenybiter: Whoo dere, whoo dere?
Bubba's Brain: which kind, Rocky.
Bambi smiles
Dexter Fong: And a big NYC howyoudoin' to Bubba Cat, Yweeny, Merl, Elayne, Rocky
Rocky: /me shouts aces
cease: "minnesotans embrace the cold" quoth garrison keilor on nbc news
Bubba's Brain: "Thank you thank you, you're too kind. In fact you're every kind" -- Victor/Victoria
G.L. Tweenybiter: Ace. Pretty good band.
cease: even people who vote for bush aren't That stupid
Elayne: Evenin' Dex!
Bambi: has anyone seen the Dr. (Headphones) tonight?
cease: he's on the road, bambi
Dexter Fong: Bambi, Ken is now a long haul truck driver and no one sees him anymore
Bambi: ok, thought he might be
Bubba's Brain siings "On the road again..."
Rocky expresses his thanks
G.L. Tweenybiter: Seriously, is this stream going to be available at other times?
Rocky: yes
Bambi: I know ... we get reports on his progress and enjoy his tales.
Bambi: you are welcome Rocky
Elayne: Okay, this has the potential for some serious cranial explosion. I'm chatting with y'all in one window and IM'ing my mom in another...
Bambi: but was wondering if Ken was home tonight.
Rocky starts a fire
Dexter Fong: E: And are you streaming FST also?
Bambi: I am sure he's on the road quite a bit these days
Bubba's Brain: Tulti-masking.
Elayne: Dex, I tried, but it told me I needed to update my iTunes, and I have to restart my computer to do that, so no, not streaming anything.
Bambi says that would be interesting to mix the two up Elayne
Dexter Fong: E: It told me I had to update my winamp but I said later for that shit bucko
Elayne: Bambi, my mom doesn't get half the stuff I talk about anyway, let alone if I threw in Firesign refs. :)
Elayne: Right now we're discussing the weather. It actually snowed in Vegas this past weekend.
Dexter Fong: Does anyone know what we're listening to?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Are you using OS 9 or X, E?
Bambi: no winamp upgrades for me!
Bubba's Brain: XE? I'm using XP...
Bambi: Good one E!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Coordinated insanity, Dex.
Dexter Fong: Meant the FST episode, Tweeny
G.L. Tweenybiter: iTunes, I assumed Mac.
Bubba's Brain: Hell freezes over.
Elayne: GL, I'm not using OS-anything, I'm on a PC. My husband's the OSX guy.
Dexter Fong: Purgatory still above normal
ah,clem: Dear Friends, Dex 01a, as I have it labled
Rocky: and update the spyware too?
G.L. Tweenybiter: I like Soundjam on Classic Mac OS.
Bambi: snow in Vegas ... now that's interesting ... friends in MI have had weather in the 60s too...odd weather ... we had 76 today and below freezing by tomorrow night...go figure!
Dexter Fong: Clem: Got a date for that..or maybe Cat would know this one
Rocky: what? more adware and spyware?
cease: i have both pc and mac now
ah,clem: sure Cat would know
Elayne: Yes, we're a dual platform household here as well.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Same here in Austin, Bambi. Mid 70's for several days and down below freezing at night now.
Dexter Fong: E: 10 meter 20 meter?
Bambi: pc and linux at our house ... linux outweighs pc ... 8 to one!
Elayne: We've had lots and lots of fog today, Bambi. It lifted for maybe 3 hours (literally lifted, it was just a bit higher than the rest of the day), then it fell again.
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 9:52 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: what would i know?
Merlyn: Clem, what's playing on CN&?
G.L. Tweenybiter: We don't need no stinking Kyoto....
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Elayne: Meter, Dex?
Rocky: like both kinds of music.... Country AND Western!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hey Bun...
Dexter Fong: What FST Dear Friends episode date
cease: i can't even figure out how to get an apostraphe or a question mark to work on my mac keyboard
Bambi: hi BB
Dexter Fong: Hi Bunny
Elayne: Oh, I get it, Dex. We're doing quite swimmingly, thanks.
Bambi: yeah, the weather has definitely been very interesting
Dexter Fong: Dont froget to use the footbath Elayne
cease: oh the firesign now being played
Dexter Fong: Cat: Yes
G.L. Tweenybiter: And luckily TX Blues ala SR Vaughn as well, R.
cease: wow, i dont know this one. egyptian hash, eh?
Elayne: Frogs in footpaths? What?
Bambi: but the way I look at it every day we have above 32 degrees, is one less below 32 before spring gets here!
Rocky: yeah the upriver damn is letting loose 8 feet of water
cease: i havent heard this one. where does this come from?
Elayne: Good way to look at it, Bambi! I like how you think!
Elayne: My bro is in the Land of Mudslides now...
Bunnyboy: Wot FST live show is this?
G.L. Tweenybiter: When the levee breaks...
Bambi smiles
Rocky: ahhh the left coast....
Dexter Fong: Cat/Clem: Could this one be "Live at the aSH gROVE?
cease: hi bun
cease: no, dex. i have that
cease: of course, i havent listened to it in years
Elayne: I'm just asking my Mom how my brother is doing. He had a lake in his backyard, apparently, due to all the rain in southern Cal...
cease: yeah it was driving thru rivers when i was there a few days ago, el
cease: i'm amazed my parents house didnt wash away. not that they'd notice
Dexter Fong: Cat: To the best of my knowledge, there aren't a lot of live Dear Friends type shows
G.L. Tweenybiter: They say parts of the tsunamis hit the Left coast as well, although not to any noticable effect.
cease: well dex, there are a lot of Hour HOurs i never heard. but this isnt one of them. they werent live
Dexter Fong: Cat: Right...my thinking also
Bubba's Brain: Voompa, voompa, voompa, voompa, Ding. Noah.....
cease: they did a lot of live stuff in those days though, this is obviously one of them
Bunnyboy: When is Nick Danger gonna go to Minnesota, and ask Guy Noir to step outside?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Rightttttt
Rocky: I think I found a place for a live show
Merlyn: uncle's barn?
cease: a cemetary?
Dexter Fong: Cat: This definitely sounds like Dear Friends based on the format they're using
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 9:58 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
cease: shoes for the dead!
cease: it does, dex
Dexter Fong: Hi Dave
G.L. Tweenybiter: Lo, Dave...
cease: hey dave
Bambi: the stream sounds great ah,clem :-)
Bunnyboy: I finally saw the whole SCTV Ben Hur sketch. Truly inspired.
Merlyn: hey dave
Dave : hello
||||||||| Rocky sneaks away to The Sitting Room...
cease: notice how they refer to the magic mushroom shows as something people would have attended. they were in 67
Dexter Fong: Bun: You mentioning it brought it to mind...it was wonderful
G.L. Tweenybiter: Wish they'd stream SCTV archives.
Dave : Dave got excepted to the University of Denver!
Bambi says I hope we don't redial in the middle of it
||||||||| Rocky walks in and says "It's 9:59 PM, has anybody seen Nancy?"
Merlyn: Dave, clem is playing some live Firesign at
cease: good for you, dave
G.L. Tweenybiter: Rocky II - He's back!
cease: better than being excerpted
Bambi: testing the functions Rocky?
cease: ok now they say, it is the ash grove show
Dexter Fong: Well done Dave...do you have to molest or sexually harass any co-eds?
Merlyn: Manual refresh doesn't display the notice
Dave : I found it and am tuned in, no dropping out though
Merlyn: Austin is from Denver (I wonder if John Denver is from Austin, Texas?)
Bunnyboy: Any clues as to the "radio format" the boys are going to be embracing on this tour? Are they going to play the live studio angle, or semi-staged, as per usual?
Dexter Fong: Ah those dulcet tones cleaving the airwaves again
cease: i have something called the Dr. Blojob show which was taped at the ash grove around that time but not part of dear friends, for obvious reasons
Bambi: great Dave
G.L. Tweenybiter: There's a bit of noise on the stream. Overloading something, Clem?
Merlyn: I don't know more than what I posted
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dave : yeah I was just gonna mention that
Bunnyboy: Congrats, Dave!
Bambi: I dropped so ah,clem won't have bandwidth issues ... last night it started crackling when our connection got stressed
Merlyn: hey clem, do requests over the chat
Bambi: I really hate dialup!
Dave : and the volume isn't great on the series
Bunnyboy: Who's the jock?
Bunnyboy: ahClem?
Dexter Fong: yes bUNNY
cease: i had to use dial up in la. severe bummer
Dexter Fong: shessh
Bambi: ah,clem is the DJ
Bunnyboy: Hey, that's us!
cease: hey bunny, we got our hotel room. the mayflower plaza hotel.
Bunnyboy: Slash the chat? Quelle horror!
Rocky: this is so cool
Merlyn: he mentioned our town!
Bambi: cool!
cease: austin told me proctor and bergman will stay there so doc, lili and i will as well
Bunnyboy: Play Canadian Sunset!
Dexter Fong: Please continue that Clem
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "10:02 PM and late as usual, it's klokwkdoggedly, just back from Billville."
Dexter Fong: Thats Me!!!!!!!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hey Klok...
klokwkdoggedly: hello everyone
klokwkdoggedly: oops
Dexter Fong: Hiya Klok
||||||||| 10:03 PM -- klokwkdoggedly left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
cease: klok
Bambi: don't forget the approx 2 min lag on the shoutcast
Rocky: were you overdrawn?
Bambi: hi Klok!
Elayne: Okay, Mom just left so I'm all yours again. :)
cease: bun, can we get together in the afternoon before the show, like in 99?
Dave : wait now what's this one?
||||||||| klokwkdoggedly waltzes in at 10:03 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dexter Fong: Bye Mom!
Bambi: gone already
klokwkdoggedly: bak
Bambi: wb Klok!
Dexter Fong: Hi klok
Elayne: And I'm able to stream ah,clem's stuff...
G.L. Tweenybiter: bark
Elayne: Hey Klok!
Dave : I want to go to a show! but noooo, no money, oh well
cease: depending on when we get our rental car, we'll get to seattle as soon as we can
G.L. Tweenybiter: A simple MP3 stream, from the looks of it.
cease: merl, you said some of the tour would be ipodded?
Elayne: Is that ah,clem's voice now?
Merlyn: Not that I've heard, cat.
cease: if you have an ipod or access to a mac, you can listen in, dave
Dexter Fong: Yes E
G.L. Tweenybiter: It's just that little chromium switch over there, Clem.
Bunnyboy: cease: I was going to suggest the same thing. 4 or 5 pm (natch) would be a blast. And the Mayflower has a bar, although we don't have to stick there.
Elayne: Sexy voice, ah,clem! :)
Dave : there's still some craklty cracklty, sounds like Clem recorded for Viktor records on a phone
cease: ah. alas
Merlyn: but if they're OK with it
Bambi: with appropriate attrition as the open source folks say :-)
Dexter Fong: I did Clem
Bunnyboy: clem: Play Canadian Sunset!
cease: how far is the mayflower from the theatre, bun?
klokwkdoggedly: requests? Play Canadian Sunset!
cease: according to their website, the free parking there ended at the end of dec!
Bunnyboy: Gas Music from Jupiter
klokwkdoggedly: i can't bear this
cease: as if we're not paying enough for the room!
Elayne: I want to hear Pass the Indian, Please.
Bubba's Brain: Freebird! Freeeebiiiiiirrrd!
Merlyn: say please, E
Merlyn: technically, you haven't yet
Dexter Fong: Whipping Post
Bambi: can't bear what Klok?
Rocky: Stairwell! stairwell!
Bubba's Brain: Freberg! Freeeebeeeerg!
Dexter Fong: Bare what??????
Elayne: Merlyn, that's the job of the Department of Redundancy Department.
klokwkdoggedly: being told to bear with you
Bunnyboy: I can't Stan that.
Elayne: LOL, Bubba!
klokwkdoggedly: so meet a bear and take him out to lunch with you...
Bunnyboy: Useless trivia: Daws Butler provided the voices of both Alfy Gator and Gabby Gator.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Freiberg, Freiberg!
Bunnyboy: For extra points: Which cartoons did Alfy and Gabby appear in?
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Thas why he's so mean
Bambi: LOL
Merlyn: snagglepus?
klokwkdoggedly: extra points? am i trapped in a Serat painting now? where's george?
Bunnyboy: Merl is lukewarm
Dexter Fong: In the park..it's sunday
Bambi: and I am internet handicapped tonight...can't use Google!
Bambi smiles
Bunnyboy: And dot the eye for King!
Bambi: Hokey Wolf?
Merlyn: macgilla gorilla?
Rocky: she's got the Jack!
Dexter Fong: And croos your eyes for Monk
ah,clem: think clackle was cuse mic was too hot, will calm down a little...
klokwkdoggedly: Sun in the park? I'd rather be indoors with the Real Tuesday Weld
Merlyn: wait, this is not Firesign
G.L. Tweenybiter: Dotty King? I met at her at Commie Martyr High...
Bunnyboy: Hint: One of the gators is an HB gator. The other is not.
cease: check in time at the mayflower is 4 but the fireshow starts at 7 so not much time to meet the lads before the show
Bubba's Brain: http://www.dawsbutler.com/ -- run by a guy who was sort of a student to Daws.
Dexter Fong: Klok: I'm outside with Big Wednesday
Merlyn: HB gator?
Bunnyboy: cease: I have no idea how the backstage workings of The Moore...work.
Bambi: ah,clem should know this! He does a cartoon of the HB gator
klokwkdoggedly: Dex - "A Shortcut Through 2005" was quite good; should go up on their website in a week or two
Bunnyboy: Joe Bevilaqua (sp?), yes.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Moore Science! More Sugar!
klokwkdoggedly: oops, that's 2004...
Dexter Fong: Klok: Got your notice but was not home..thanks though
Bunnyboy: HB = Hanna-Barbera.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Guess it wasn't the mic, Clem.
G.L. Tweenybiter: If anything, it's worse.
klokwkdoggedly: I had no idea it was gonna be on; figured tomorrow night maybe
Bunnyboy: Oh, Daws also did Wally Gator.
Merlyn: I found out with a google search, but that revealed the answer to Alfy
Bunnyboy: (sings) Three little maids from school are we...
Bambi: closed my email client now too ... LOL ... trying to help with that bandwidth thing if that's causing it like last night.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Jack Hanna's Barbarian Creature Show
Merlyn: He cornered the gator-voice market, now there's a niche
Rocky: yep lost readability. sounds saturated
klokwkdoggedly: I liked the stuff he did with Freberg's radio show, Bun
cease: bergman's rap now sounds a lot like one he did on hour hour, but there was no audience on those
Bunnyboy: Merl: Fair's fair. I googled those this afternoon, because a co-worker asked about these 2 gators.
Merlyn: If you want a weird puzzle, try http://deathball.net/notpron/
G.L. Tweenybiter: 2 gators walk into a bar...
Merlyn: I'm up to page 5 (of 81)
cease: i think i have only a few of the Hour dear friends, though i have them all in their half hour broadcast versions. or maybe i'm thinking of let's eat.
Dexter Fong: go to www.Insta/gator.croc
Bunnyboy: Who will bag the alligator voice market?
cease: little bunnys
Dexter Fong: Cat: I think you mean Let's Eat
Merlyn: and what about crocodiles?
cease: bun, do i have your email address?
Bunnyboy: Any more guesses before I spring the answers?
cease: you're right, dex
Bubba's Brain: Two gators walk into a bar with the same voice, one of them says....
Dexter Fong: Far as I know, *all* Dear Friends we're an hour and stayed that way
Bubba's Brain: .... but you can't tell which one.
Dave : this is so weird
cease: but this has to be dear friends, not let's eat, eh?
Dave : uh, not that that's a surprise
Dexter Fong: I think so Cat
cease: there was never a let's eat at the ash grove
Merlyn: I'll guess gabby gator is augie doggie & snoop doggie daddy
cease: your're right, dex
Rocky: bling!
ah,clem: it was at the ash grove
Rocky: mmmm quinine
klokwkdoggedly: the audience sounds wired, too, Dave
Merlyn: is qunine made from equines?
Merlyn: what color is cyanide? cyan?
G.L. Tweenybiter: If you lived here, you'd need a quinine shot by now...
Dave : how did you get this Clem?
ah,clem: sorry about the crackles, is a bandwidth issue i guess, will change to lower bitrate after this clip.
Dexter Fong: Order you're E-quine thru the internet
klokwkdoggedly: no, Merlyn, it's made from SAP -- that's why it has a Spanish name
Elayne: ah,clem, it sounds fine to me, no need to apologize!
cease: wc fields was a big influence on them
Elayne: Cat, he's from Billville, isn't he?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hear the CN E-quine is lesser quality if you buy in the net.
Bunnyboy: Alfy Gator was the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"-style reptile who pursued Yakky Doodle.
klokwkdoggedly: Cat - either that or he was paying them for the publicity...
ah,clem: ok, E if it works, I will not change it.
cease: isnt everybody, el?
Bunnyboy: Gabby Gator was a lunkheaded Southern opponent of...Woody Woodpecker.
Elayne: ah,clem, it's a little faint, but then, at this hour so am I.
cease: hey, i wish i could come back from the grave to pay people to publicize me
Rocky: lol Elayne
G.L. Tweenybiter: The Treasury Office of Information Dissemination
Dave : I found the discs
Dave : oops that last one was for Cat
klokwkdoggedly: yes, but Gabby was more of a foil; Bugs' Elmer Fudd had lots more nuance
G.L. Tweenybiter: They've just landed on my plate.
cease: a road-eo in canada?
Bunnyboy: BTW, has anybody checked out the new semi-staged production of Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE, on Great Performances, on PBS tonight?
Elayne: Oh Cat, don't plan on actually getting in to see Spamalot, from what I hear tickets are going to be very hard to come by.
||||||||| Around 10:20 PM, ah,clem walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Bun: Actually, I saw it on stage when it was last revived...last year sometime
Rocky swims back to his chair
Bunnyboy: klok: Friz Freleng didn't think so. He thought Elmer was a dope.
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 10:20 PM, dragging ah,clem by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this bozo?"
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hand-stamped in Cavalry.
Bambi: hmmm, looks like ah,clem faded away
Rocky: better than fading out
G.L. Tweenybiter: This sounds like Not Insane. Surely it is...
Bambi: and then came right back LOL
Bunnyboy: Dex: Which stage?
Dexter Fong: Anyone got a vouch
klokwkdoggedly: sorry, Bunny, Rhode Island PBS is too poor to do many 1st run shows; we're tonite getting McNeil's update of The Story of Engrish
Dexter Fong: On Broadway, Bun
Bunnyboy: Nope. Dear Friends.
Rocky: ah so....
Bubba's Brain: Don't fade away....
Elayne: GL, they recycled a lot of bits into later works.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Saw the tour in AC/DC. Pretty it's there as well.
Bunnyboy: Dex: With Kristin Chenowith and Patti Lupone?
Elayne: Klok, "Do You Speak American?" is so good! Do try to see all of it.
Dexter Fong: Tween: Especially Not Insane
klokwkdoggedly: dope,schmope, he had more nuance; Gator was almost to the Snagglepuss level
Elayne: I'm getting the DVD of it, I think. I want to get the DVD of "Story of English" as well but it's not out in that format.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Pretty sure, that is...
Dave : pass the indian!
Merlyn: you got your wish, E
klokwkdoggedly: Elayne-- unfortunately I'm watching chat and besides the analog UHF here is lousy and (same mantra) the PBS station is too poor to go digital
Elayne: Oh, ah,clem is playing Pass the Indian, Please for me! Thanks, ah,clem!!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Yum, yum...
Dexter Fong: Bunny: I don't have a clear memory of the event..however, sounds as if the PBS version is a special presentation
Bambi: of course on Dear Friends ... Deputy Dan has no friends. (didn't want to fade away)
Elayne: Yes, I think we should all hear Deputy Dan next...
Dave : damn this, if I didn't have to hear the chat I could listen to this fst stuff easier
Rocky: the con't listen. just read it...
Elayne: Dex, it'll probably be rerun a lot throughout the next month. But I really, really recommend it, the parts I've been able to see (about 75% of it) are excellent.
Rocky: then don't listen. read it...
Dexter Fong: Rocky: Dave is unsighted, can't read
Bunnyboy: Dex: Huh. There are only 3 Broadway productions of CANDIDE. The last one was in 1997. The broadcast is from a production with the New York Philharmonic.
G.L. Tweenybiter: We really are behind other countries in BB distribution. Korea is further along than we are.
Rocky: that works... I can't type!
Dexter Fong: Hang on Bunny
Dave : true dex, very true
klokwkdoggedly: "which spilled out on the ground"? that got edited later...
Merlyn: I'll type softer, dave
klokwkdoggedly: Elayne -- try these, too: http://www.teach12.com/store/course.asp?id=1604&d=Story+of+Human+Language/History+of+the+English+Language+(Set)
Bubba's Brain: BB distribution... you mean there's an air-gun gap?
Elayne: Klok, that line became "spilled out onto this sacred ground" on Just Folks.
Dave : yes please, much softer, ah that's better
Bunnyboy: You'll still put you're eye out!
Rocky: sorry Dave... I didn't know that
Elayne: Gah, klok, not the Teaching Company! Run away, run away!
Bunnyboy: oops. YOUR eye, that is.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Yeah, Bubba, but we're ahead of them in BBQ distribution.
Dave : no prob
Rocky: I cut my finger in the box
klokwkdoggedly: Elayne, I've gone thru one of those, it's very good IMO
Bubba's Brain: So there's a Rib surplus....
G.L. Tweenybiter: Here's mud in you're I.
Elayne: Can't do it, Klok, my boss patronizes that company, I just won't do it. :)
Bambi: Jean Shepherd! The Red Ryder story AKA The Christmas Story
Dave : how could you, I could be a raving lunatic in prison who smokes too many roaches, hmm...if they allowed the smoking law of pot in jail, what would happen?
G.L. Tweenybiter: We'll trade them pork from US Plus for BBs.
Rocky: cannot smoke pot. roaches are O K
klokwkdoggedly: well, E, I got mine out of the library for free...
Elayne: Well, that's about my limit for tonight, folks. Gotta lie down now. See you next week!
Bubba's Brain: Hey, why not just trade the idea of America...
Dave : hmmm audience on fst gig really out of it
Bambi: there ya go BB :-)
G.L. Tweenybiter: Bye E...
Elayne: Night!
Bubba's Brain: Besides, I'm not sure its worth as much these days.
Bambi: great to see ya E!
Dexter Fong: Bunny!!: JUst checked with Fongette (wife) and we did see it in 2000 on Broadway with Audra McDonald in the original Bernstein and -I guess- Jerome Robbins production
||||||||| Around 10:28 PM, Elayne walks off into the sunset...
Bubba's Brain: Nite, E.
klokwkdoggedly: nite E
Rocky: gnight E
Bunnyboy: Dex: Lemme check.
Dexter Fong: S'long E
G.L. Tweenybiter: We'd have to ask the Chinese first, since we've borrowed 1/2T from them.
klokwkdoggedly: can't they do anything new? next, they'll probably revive A Chorus Line or turn some Monty Python skit into a musical
G.L. Tweenybiter: If that 'sn't irony, I don't know what is. Communist China bankrolling America.
Dexter Fong: Klok: They're reviving the Gutenburgh Bible
Dexter Fong: KInd of a Gothic production
Rocky: rolling america would be more like it
G.L. Tweenybiter: And putting one in every classroom.
Bambi: Gutenburgh is awsome ... they have some wonderful books and audio there
klokwkdoggedly: I thought it was fine, Dex. What happened, stroke?
Dave : I've seen that original bible, well, one of the first printings of it
Bubba's Brain: What is it? The Guten News Burgh Bible now?
Dexter Fong: Klok: A severe downstroke from a crazed conductor
G.L. Tweenybiter: Now don't complain, R. Low prices, always. Including your next job.
Dave : we're getting the Bush Bible with all the bills he's trying to enact
klokwkdoggedly: copper or aluminum, Dex?
Bunnyboy: Dex: Hmm. Sure that wasn't WONDERFUL TOWN, or BERNSTEIN'S NEW YORK?
Dexter Fong: Bubba; Arbeiten macht Guten News
cease: cat on phone
G.L. Tweenybiter: A combination of aluminium and magnauseum.
Bubba's Brain: Arbeiten Macht Frei, or at least a discount.
klokwkdoggedly: Dave -- the Islamists want to take us back to the 7th century; Bush's kind want to take us back to the 1st
G.L. Tweenybiter: LOL Klok!
klokwkdoggedly: now you gave me the shuffles, Tweeny! Darn!
Dexter Fong: Bunny: Wonderful Town was revived very recently, I didn't see that....I'm sure about Candide though..unfortunately my memeory is somewhat hazy
Bubba's Brain: COpper and gold and shittham wood.... "I want you to build and Ark"
Bambi: truffles?
klokwkdoggedly: bandwidth? no, no, you're confused -- the noise horizon is going up...
Bambi: what's a cubit?
Dexter Fong: Build an Ark? YOu must be an Ark Welder
Bubba's Brain sings "Nobody knows the truffles I've seen..."
klokwkdoggedly: a unit of concrete measure, Bambi
Dave : clem thanks for your comments you said like 5 minutes ago, I do what I can, and you should pplay some Lets Eat stuff, cause I haven't heard it
Bambi: lol
Dexter Fong: Bambi: Cubit = Subdivision of a cubicle
G.L. Tweenybiter: A cubit is a Borg Ark.
Dave : oh now what is this
klokwkdoggedly: LOL, Tween
Bubba's Brain: I want you to build an arc... here's a compass.
Bambi: ah, thanks Dex ;-)
Dexter Fong: Well done Tweeny =))
Bambi: and G.L. too
klokwkdoggedly: my gawd, we're getting the Libertarian channel!
ah,clem: your "Let's Eat on the way Dave.
Bambi: or do you prefer Tweeney?
Dexter Fong: The Dewey Decimal System in our Daily Lives, tonight on the Librarian channel
klokwkdoggedly: it's channeling PBS! run!
Dave : this is...interesting
Bubba's Brain: How did we get on this arc tangent?
Dave : thanks clem, Cat do you have those?
Merlyn: It's lucky Robert Borg wasn't approved for the supreme court
Rocky: information is power
G.L. Tweenybiter: Just another gov't Tweeny. Moore coffee, warden?
klokwkdoggedly: Dave -- you're supposed to know this one...
Bubba's Brain: I don't know, justa as long as i don't have to cosign.
Dexter Fong: Bubba: I'lltell you if you co-sign here....and here.......and here....and here.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Arc of the Diverse, the new single by Windwood.
Rocky: conspiracy is a lifestyle
||||||||| lililamont waltzes in at 10:38 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
klokwkdoggedly: dead air!
Rocky: compliance is a sin
Bubba's Brain: nice knockers!
Bambi: noisy interlude ... I think I've had enough!
klokwkdoggedly: yellow, lili
||||||||| doctec waltzes in at 10:38 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
G.L. Tweenybiter: The Worldwide Conspiracy has discovered an even bigger conspiracy!
Dexter Fong: Windwood plays Woodwinds
Bunnyboy: lo lili!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Yo, Lili...
lililamont: Hi, guys. Long time no chat. Doc is in, too.
Bambi: dead air! what's that?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hey Doc...
Bambi: les
doctec: jello
Bambi smiles
Bubba's Brain: Hey, Lil, Doc.
Bunnyboy: hiya doc!
lililamont: Thanks, BB. You're not the only one who's ever said that.
klokwkdoggedly: n.b. -- lili, dt -- turn on Skybird; they're playing our songg
Dexter Fong: Hi Lili/Doc
Bambi: bet that was when he took a run up the stairs for a min.
Merlyn: hay dock
G.L. Tweenybiter: Christ, Marx, Wood and Wei... (anyone remember that one?)
klokwkdoggedly: the stuff in a light bulb is dead air, bambi
Bambi: figures .. never fails
Bambi: hi doc
Bambi: hi lili
Merlyn: so clem, is Firesign "computer news" or "computer information"
lililamont: Some things must exist in a vacuum. Look at GW's brain.
Dexter Fong: Emerson Lake and Arnold Palmer
doctec: just checking that out now bri
ah,clem: a little of both I think
klokwkdoggedly: i'd rather not, lili
Bunnyboy: doc and lili: cat proposed a possible pre-show get-together (possibly 4 or 5 pm-get it?) on FST show day. I had the same idea. Sounds good?
Bambi: computer, news and information ... that way we can choose the content from just about anything right?
G.L. Tweenybiter: He was smart enought to get elected twice...
doctec: bb: yeah let's do it!
G.L. Tweenybiter: The Gulf of Powell...
cease: i'm back. what did i miss?
lililamont: No, he was elected once, and selected once.
cease: hi doc
ah,clem: you can change that to CNI merl, that would create less (or more )questions
Dexter Fong: The exposition
doctec: merl: other than the fact that the mp3 straming feed sounds a little staticky, it's coming through just fine
cease: i was just trying to arrange a meeting with bunny when we get to the hotel
cease: hi lili
Bambi: LOL
G.L. Tweenybiter: How true, Lil. How true...
lililamont: And, of course, so much for the weapons of ass destruction.
klokwkdoggedly: yeah, and we're into the third act of "The Bay of Goats" now...
cease: just on the phone with dino. we'll go to Zen when you get here
Dave : too bad Ken's server isn't working, he's got Lets eat I think
Bunnyboy: cease is staying at the Mayflower Plaza, which is mere blocks away from the theatre. I will continue to scout the area, and see where a good convergent zone might be.
ah,clem: I remember the weapons of ass destruction, they used to call 'em cherry bombs
klokwkdoggedly: 11 khz now -- how loooow can they go?? ;-)
G.L. Tweenybiter: Do you attend midnight ass on Festivus, Lil?
Rocky: I think that is in my plkaylist
doctec: cat: bb already talked about the pre-show get together, i said let's do it!
lililamont: Hi, Cat. Doc and I may be going to Hamilton this weekend, depending upon the weather. Looks like it's going to get very cold and nasty. How is it out there?
Bambi: cherry bombs work great in the public bathroom toilets as I remember from stories by someone I know.
Rocky: btw. Rocky streams at warpedradio.org:8000
Merlyn: I'll be around, I have no hotel room in Seattle since I'm flying out later that night.
doctec: yes, how is it in van land?
Bambi: 8kbit/11khz ;-)
lililamont: No, GL, I lost my religion when my ex asked for and got an anullment after 14 years. So much for sanctity and early catechism classes.
ah,clem: I could go to 8, but many cannot even listen to that
Bunnyboy: Solid! We'll make a "go" of it. Details as they materialize...
Bambi: but it's a bit muffled at that
cease: van has its rare snow
cease: itll all be gone when you get here
Rocky: reseting my listener
Bunnyboy: Merl: Holy crap! That must be a late flight.
klokwkdoggedly: bambi - winamp claims 11 kbps and 16 khz still
G.L. Tweenybiter: Just tried it Rocky, can't connect w/MP3. Other format?
||||||||| Agent Orange Number nine waltzes in at 10:44 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Rocky: 16/11 is what I hear
G.L. Tweenybiter: Cough, cough...
Bambi: winamp doesn't reset it visually till you stop and restart it
ah,clem: well, is still 16/11
Merlyn: It's what I did for most of the XM shows, there's usually a flight from a west coast city to Mpls from midnight to 6 AM (local times)
Rocky: put url http://warpedradio.org:8000 in winamp
ah,clem: I did not change it yet
G.L. Tweenybiter: 16/11 here as well for the CNI stream.
klokwkdoggedly: tried that bambi; can't make its dirty clean
doctec: lili has requested that i make her a vodka tonic, so i've gotta hightail it to the kitchen post haste
Bambi: oh, ok ... good reason then Klok ;-)
Bunnyboy: Cripes!
doctec: i'll be back in a moment
Merlyn: My Seattle flight is like 1 AM (a Chaplin short subject)
Dave : Clem having trouble hearing FST, volume is low and I've got mine turned up almost all the way
lililamont: Guys, Doc will let me know what's happening. I am going to finish rewraping the unusual ornaments so that we can drag the dead tree out. You know how bad it gets when they start to rot.
klokwkdoggedly: all reason is good...
Bambi: LOL ... good one klok
Bambi: is it getting really bad with the crackles now?
Bunnyboy: Liliwhipped!
ah,clem: ok Dave,
klokwkdoggedly: is that hightail or highball, DT?
cease: see you in 2 weeks. lili. let me know whats happening with car rentals, etc
ah,clem: ll give it a little more
Bambi: I stopped listening so bandwidth wouldn't get sucked down with up and down
lililamont: No, he's not! And I meant rewrapping.
klokwkdoggedly: you're not going to plant it out in the yard?
Bunnyboy: klok: First one, then the other. ; )
lililamont: Highball.
Bunnyboy: doc, dat is.
klokwkdoggedly: regrooving? ukranian ornaments?
G.L. Tweenybiter: That one works, Rocky. What's the format (other than the all-McCartney channel)?
Rocky: a higher level would help
Rocky: fill in the bits
Agent Orange Number nine: Killin the Xmas Trees? Make it into paper
lililamont: No roots, Klok. But it sure made the house smell lovely.
klokwkdoggedly: drill holes, add soda straws, lili
Dexter Fong: Lili: Hang it from your rear view mirror, make the car smell lovely
Rocky: rocky drinks from a small paper bag
Agent Orange Number nine: Lovely Minty favour
lililamont: No, Klok. Stuff that's been collected over many years that are really cool.
G.L. Tweenybiter: I Planted a Robert in my backyard once. Grew into a big Bonham.
klokwkdoggedly: on the bottom, of course, else it can turn into a slow-motion crazy daisy and be a real sap
lililamont: Dex: I don't drive a Hummer or a Mack. It's a little too large to hang in an Acura coupe.
Agent Orange Number nine: Oi keep stories about yr Bonham to yrself there are ladies present
klokwkdoggedly has lots of stuff that's been collected over many years and it's very uncool :-(
lililamont: Does that work, Klok?
klokwkdoggedly: tween - groan
Bunnyboy: Nay, thass Bonnehommeham ye need to keep covered!
klokwkdoggedly: Dex - you're so behind the times. That went out with Repo Man. You use a crown on the rear shelf now.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Drumroll/cymbal...
Bubba's Brain: Big Bonham! Big Bonham. Talk about spongecakes, my girl's got em....
Agent Orange Number nine: Adjust yr codpiece, pal
lililamont: I have to have a maple tree removed from my back yard. It's being choked by a vine, and blocks the entrance to the garage.
Dexter Fong: Thanks for the auto tip Klok
Bambi: ah,clem crackling getting really bad Don said.
lililamont: Yeah, I've got your spongecakes, right here.
klokwkdoggedly: don't know, lili; i don't use christmas trees and I don't do well with plant CPR, either
G.L. Tweenybiter: Robert & Edie Van Halen.
lililamont: Just ask Doc.
||||||||| llanwydd waltzes in at 10:51 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Agent Orange Number nine: Steve and Edie Van Halen
G.L. Tweenybiter: Hey Llan...
llanwydd: howdy
Dexter Fong: Hi llan
klokwkdoggedly: that'll teach you to spit seeds onto the driveway, eh lili?
ah,clem: I know, going to 8k
Bunnyboy: I'll be back next week with some Seattle rendevouz spots.
Bunnyboy: Dogs away!
lililamont: Good godamighty, what a crowd! Have any of the guys shown up at all tonight?
Bunnyboy: nite, yez
cease: email me, bun
Bunnyboy: lo llan
G.L. Tweenybiter: Mmmmm, fried cod...
Bunnyboy: bye llan
Agent Orange Number nine: nite
Dexter Fong: Lili: You jest?
klokwkdoggedly: you can kill the vine perhaps?
llanwydd: nite bunny
Dexter Fong: Night Bunny
Bunnyboy: cease: That I will.
Agent Orange Number nine: What aboout the Holly weed, though?
Bambi: let us know when ah,clem so everyone can reset their winamp ;-)
Bubba's Brain sings "Its the end of the tree as we know it, and I peel vine."
Bambi: night BB
G.L. Tweenybiter: One for the vine?
klokwkdoggedly: no, we're trying to find the tipping point. after so many fans log in, Psychic Hotline notifies the guys and if available...
Bambi: hi llanwydd
Rocky: lol
lililamont: No, I'm serious, Dex. The tree was a shoot in the front yard (where I actually have a red maple) and then it was transplanted too close to the garage. Not good for the tree or the garage foundation.
Bubba's Brain: Bite Nun, er, um, Nite Bun.
llanwydd: ...and then with the vine
klokwkdoggedly: one of the Guys sounds just like Clem talking!
llanwydd: hi bambi
Agent Orange Number nine: I had some nite buns for breakfast
lililamont: Damn vine. Probably kudzu.
G.L. Tweenybiter: My 11th Earl got wrapped around it.
klokwkdoggedly: was it transplanted, or did it move there by itself? beware! that may not be a real maple!
Bunnyboy: Our Improbable Town.
Bubba's Brain: Kudzu? No I kudn't.
Dexter Fong: Lili; As long as you have the proper permits...You have the proper permits???
klokwkdoggedly: (but it's very Canadian...)
||||||||| Bunnyboy leaves to catch the 10:54 PM train to Hellmouth.
Agent Orange Number nine: How about the Duke?
llanwydd: daddy you got to go
||||||||| Agent Orange Number nine leaves to catch the 10:54 PM train to Hellmouth.
lililamont: For ripping out a tree? Hell, I buried a cat back there! We don't need no stinking permits...
G.L. Tweenybiter: May I see your passspoooort. Plllllllllleeeeeeeaaase........
Dexter Fong: Lili: If you burn a cat, you make them real stiff.....and really pissed off too
Bubba's Brain: There's a dead cat in each yard.....
G.L. Tweenybiter: Cats are good nutrition for maple leaves.
klokwkdoggedly: why don't you transplant it again?
Dexter Fong: Transp[lant the cat?
klokwkdoggedly: both of them
Dexter Fong: Where you going to find a cat heart on line?
llanwydd: sure, you char 'em
lililamont: Dex: which is why I never get near Kahlo with a match. He's already black enough, and he weighs 20 pounds. I don't need that kind of guilt sitting on my cheat at night.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Bofus?
klokwkdoggedly: or just move the headstone and say you did...
Dexter Fong: Ah...Kahlo is your butler, chauffer, and knows your secret identity
klokwkdoggedly: scary -- sounds like a potential suffocat!
doctec: just google "cat heart" - something's bound to turn up
lililamont: The roots are too deep now. And I'm not sure where I would put it. My back yard is a jungle, but nothing like Upton Sinclair's.
Bubba's Brain: Sufferin' Suffocat!
G.L. Tweenybiter: Still getting noise, clem.
llanwydd: going to try the above link
llanwydd: the link doesn't work for me
lililamont: Toulouse is back there. She was 18. I cried puddles in the AT&T lab when she was sick and dying.
doctec: what happens, llan?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Trying to service this many people w/dial-up really is pushing it.
doctec: toulouse was a great cat, one of the nicest and easiest to get along with i've ever had the pleasure to hang with
lililamont: Dial up? How.... last millenium!
doctec: how - 1998
G.L. Tweenybiter: If it isn't now, who cares?
Dexter Fong: Dialup..the cleansing soap for your upper body?
lililamont: It's strictly for the pits!
llanwydd: It says "The item chose contains a type of information that can not be used".
Bubba's Brain: For half of your 2000 parts.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Cleans out the whole system, even while you're downloading!
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Dexter Fong: ah,............clem? Sounds way worse
lililamont: Jeez, something has to do it....
Bubba's Brain: Daildown... for your naughty bits.
lililamont: What the fuck is with Catherwood's clock?
cease: doc
Dexter Fong: Lili: He's kinda laid back
cease: ive been on the phone. any plans made i should know about?
G.L. Tweenybiter: He's stationed near a black hole, relatively speaking.
cease: re bunny, merl, the boys?
klokwkdoggedly: no improve, clem and lower bandwidth?
Bubba's Brain: Downunder soap, for all your parts down under.
cease: austin told me he was gonna email you
cease: he looks forward to discussing military experiences with Lili
Dexter Fong: Fair soapem Mate
klokwkdoggedly: i think clem is doing a 1-way uplink by dialup from Dendron, but we're logging in to the server which has plenty of bandwidth
G.L. Tweenybiter: Joe Dialup, professor of physiology.
llanwydd: hey doc, I'm absolutely dying to hear "Red Shift". Is it any closer to release?
Merlyn: about what, cat?
klokwkdoggedly: lili - no one has ever explained the problem fully to my satisfaction, but Merlyn must know the sad troot
Rocky: gonna reboot... Good to see all you damn liberals....
Dexter Fong: Thankyavurrymuch
klokwkdoggedly: nite Rocky
lililamont: Hell, he may be moribund. Catherwood, that is. Sorry for the delayed reaction.
G.L. Tweenybiter: See ya, Rocky...
doctec: indeed - likewise rocky
Bubba's Brain: Adrian!!!!!!
Bambi: LOL
Dexter Fong: Delayed...just like Catherwood...could that be the secret identity?
Rocky: Give me a W!
Bubba's Brain: You can have W.
klokwkdoggedly: you can have him
G.L. Tweenybiter: Unfortunately, we did...
lililamont: No! Not another W!
Dexter Fong: ...and he tasted terrible
G.L. Tweenybiter: I'll take McCain any day...
cease: we used to have a giant W hovering over vancouver. the Woodwards building
klokwkdoggedly: we really need to press ahead on his plan to go to mars -- like next week!
cease: you still here, lili?
lililamont: Yes, Cat, I am. Waddup?
Dexter Fong sings hand me down my walkin' McCain.and my jug o' wine...
G.L. Tweenybiter: Sounds like the theme for a Sci-Fi movie, cease...
Merlyn: there are WMDs on Mars!
Bambi: ok, see ya all later!
doctec: WMD-related programs that is
klokwkdoggedly: nite Bambi
Bambi: gotta go get some rest...appts tomorrow
lililamont: Great, now we have to invade Mars.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Bye Bambi...
Bambi: fix those blinking windows boxes LOL
doctec: OK, it's only jsut a couple of rovers ... but those things can run over your toes if you're not careful
doctec: nite bambi
lililamont: Bon nuit, Bambi.
Dexter Fong: Klok: Hello? NASA? This is George W. Busn...What are y'all doin' next week? Let's go to mars
Bambi smiles and says have a great one!
Merlyn: there are about 7 meteors that are suspected to be rocks from Mars
cease: bambi
Dexter Fong: NIght Bambi
llanwydd: nite bambi
||||||||| At 11:07 PM, Bambi vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
doctec: dex: bush responds "hell, i've been there since 2000"
lililamont: Really! There are weapons of mass and ass destruction, and they tried to kill my daddy!
klokwkdoggedly: not to mention about 10 people in the current administration, Merlyn
lililamont: All Bush clones, otherwise, they're out.
klokwkdoggedly: although calling them such may be an insult to rocks in general...
Dexter Fong: Honies..They're in everybodys eggs
doctec: y'know, it's really cool when lili's on her home system chatting, and i'm here with her in her living room chatting via laptop
lililamont: Indeed. What did rocks ever do to you?
Bubba's Brain: Lets just call them the phenomena....
Dave : only 7 merl? you'd think they'd make them all from mars just so we could pretend like we're getting closer
doctec: we can make side-comments on what we're reading and typing
cease: yaknow, i think he's more pissed off cuz the plot against his daddy failed
Dexter Fong: Welcome to Bush on Ice
lililamont: Talk about your nasty brew......
klokwkdoggedly: good point, Dave, he may insist that Mars is a threat to our freedom
klokwkdoggedly: LOL, cat
Dexter Fong: Cat: He *is* the plot against his Daddy
cease: but Mars is the god of war. why not give peace a chance?
Bubba's Brain: I saw a burning Bush, and it spoke ot me. It said, "Aaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhh!"
lililamont: Cease: I think you're right. He can't get the whole set of silver, just the silver spoon.
cease: quoth Tiny Dr. Tim
klokwkdoggedly: talking about us under the panel, eh DT?
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rocky - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
lililamont: I would love to see a burning Bush. Where is that gas can, anyway?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Just another one of the simple folk from TX. Dad head of the CIA, President. Yale...
Dexter Fong: Shit I reckin
lililamont: And that whole cabal. I don't know if I should start with Rove or Cheney.
klokwkdoggedly: did y'all see France's attempt to improve relations with the US? President of the Iraqi puppet gov't flew to Paris and was met by...the Sports Minister...
Merlyn: I hear they're trying to improve the CIA's reputation by changing their name to "CI-yay!"
cease: oy vey
lililamont: Did anyone listen to Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me? this past weekend, when they explained why Karl Rove is so hellbent on crushing democrats?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Same deal as Reagan, pretty much. A good front man. If it weren't of 9/11 he'd be nothing.
Bubba's Brain: Well you know that Iraqi soccer team....
Dexter Fong: Yippy CI-yay oi vey
klokwkdoggedly: Not so simple, Merlyn. They're getting rid of everyone who says CIA has a bad reputation
cease: this is all very bad pk dick
G.L. Tweenybiter: You know Kinky Friedman, Klok?
G.L. Tweenybiter: I meant Dex...
klokwkdoggedly: of him, Tween
Dexter Fong: Bad Peking Duck..it's the worst
cease: the texas jewboys?
lililamont: Apparently, some 9 year old girl attacked him on his bicycle because he had a Nixon sticker on the bike, and she was for Kennedy. She pummeled the shit out of him and he's been on a tear since.
llanwydd: I wonder what "Kinky" is short for
Dexter Fong: Tween: Yeah...
lililamont: Kinky.
G.L. Tweenybiter: Exactly cease. Hangs w/Willie.
klokwkdoggedly: what makes you think it's a diminutive?
G.L. Tweenybiter: Saw one of his bumper stickers today. Had a star of David in place of the TX star on the flag. Pretty funny.
Dexter Fong: El Maxikinky
klokwkdoggedly: LOL, Tween
Dexter Fong: Yeah Tween: He's a very..um interesting fellow, very funny
lililamont: Yep, I've got the vinyl with "Get Yer Biscuits in the Oven and Yer Buns in the Bed" and "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore". Classic.
klokwkdoggedly: heard a long set of The WaIFs today, Tween; nice band
llanwydd: let
cease: ive heard on radio or tv
llanwydd: let's see. Kinkson, Kinkworth, Kinkford
lililamont: And then there's just kinky.
cease: kinkpac
Dexter Fong: Kinkachu or Cthulu
cease: shaqur
klokwkdoggedly: maybe it's just a nickname, Ilan, like "Tuesday"
G.L. Tweenybiter: Kinky & Willie were supposedly having a conversation about Bush & Saddam. Kinky said, he's a brutal dictator and we've got to get rid of him. Willie said, no, he's our President and we've got to stand by him...
llanwydd: Kinklington
doctec: I just got a new blog entry up - an email I got from a friend in Oakland
Dexter Fong: lol KLOK
cease: angel kinklington
lililamont: Brilliant, GL! I love it!
doctec: When it publishes, I will fwd url
cease: proc's first flick starred tuesday wells and orson welles and phil has a series of conversations about it on the phone from nyc on the hour hour shows
doctec: will take 5 mins or less
klokwkdoggedly: or he could have had a suspect-looking Russian immigrant name, and being in TX, changed whole thing for self-preservation
lililamont: Does url mean y'all?
cease: much was made of her name, as one would firesimagine
G.L. Tweenybiter: What's the name of it, cease?
doctec: lili: whaaaa-aaaat?
Dexter Fong: Url = Oil
llanwydd: orson welles? What was the name of the film?
cease: i forget. never seen it
klokwkdoggedly: uniform resource locator -- something to do with the military nature of the Internet, Lili
lililamont: Citizen Kane.
G.L. Tweenybiter: He's from the Url mountains.
cease: was about memory loss.
cease: dr.....uh.........
lililamont: No shit, Sherlock Klok.
Dexter Fong: uh...
cease: do a mn search on proctor and find out
doctec: http://www.doctechnical.com/xsb/xsb-050113_231609.htm
Dexter Fong: avacado
cease: the internet is a boon to those of us who forget stuff
lililamont: Thanks for informing an ex-miltary systems administrator.
klokwkdoggedly: no, BS, lili (although the name is correct -- it dates to the CERN days, not B4)
Dexter Fong: what?
cease: crocagator pair
doctec: sherklok
cease: hey, i just got that joke
llanwydd: I've seen Citizen Kane a couple of times. I don't know why it's so often called the best film ever made
doctec: i'm from the government, i'm here to help...
klokwkdoggedly: Cat has been reading 'way too much Hans Morovec...
G.L. Tweenybiter: Out there... Sign here...
Dexter Fong: llan: Cause you keep going to it?
lililamont: I KNOW! I feel like Nostradamus on the phone. I know! I know! I know!
cease: i only barely know the name, klok, and certainly havent read him
klokwkdoggedly: you have to remember who made it, Ilan
doctec: llan: kane broke a lot of new ground as far as the use of the medium goes...
cease: i read all the time. who knows what all passes before my eyes
Dexter Fong: Yes....No.........
klokwkdoggedly: is that like Nostradamus on steroids?
G.L. Tweenybiter: He came from the East... Kane!!
llanwydd: "I'm just here to help you. Let me take those things of your hands. Not the gloves".".
klokwkdoggedly: he's pretty expressionless in conversation, Cat, so it is difficult...
lililamont: Jeez, Klok, no one gives me any credit anymore, except Doc, because he knows better not to.
Dexter Fong: The Nostradamus Asteroid may be approaching
cease: id rather remember things than look things up
doctec: for perspective, seek out a made-for-cable movie called "rko 281"
G.L. Tweenybiter: No, no, I need to keep those... Hold onto this pickle instead...
cease: no matter how easy it is
klokwkdoggedly: 3 points, Dex!
llanwydd: Yeah Welles did some pretty clever camera tricks
cease: a way to fight alzheimers
doctec: i know whose side of the bread my butter is ,.. no wait ...
klokwkdoggedly: yes, exactly DT! Ilan, you must do as he says
Dexter Fong: KLok: What thread am I in?
klokwkdoggedly: -- if only for the Malkovitch performance
doctec: i know whose butter is breading ... no ...
lililamont: Hey, gents, I'm going to wrap rnaments and let Doc continue. Back eventually.
cease: you killed butters. you bakers!
Dave : ah camera tricks, so interesting
doctec: i know whose buttter my bread is kneading ... hmmmm,
klokwkdoggedly: be gentle to them, Lili
G.L. Tweenybiter: Don't worry, Dex. We're going to punch a hole in it and see what's inside.
doctec: well, it's something like that
lililamont: That's ornaments.
Dexter Fong: Later Lili
cease: dave, imagine doing audio tricks that no one had ever heard before
lililamont: Always, Klok.
cease: firesign did it. so can you!
Bubba's Brain: Everybody kneads somebody sometime....
llanwydd: that went over my head klok. might you elaborate?
klokwkdoggedly: And for fun, Ilan, watch the opening of Altman's The Player, which has one of the all-time inside Welles jokes
Dexter Fong: ...at Bubba Fats House of Oriental Hurting
G.L. Tweenybiter: Altman rocks. Love his stuff.
klokwkdoggedly: RKO 287 was the project name for Citizen Kane and is a Welles biopic/drama; vy good
Dexter Fong loves the Altman Brothers
llanwydd: Hm. I haven't seen the Player. I'll look out for it
Dave : yeah I know Cat, I wish, I love audio stuff
G.L. Tweenybiter: Is that located in Minnesota? Can you get a Diet dish there?
Dexter Fong: llan: A great movie
doctec: i may fade in and out - lili is turning on the tee-vee, queueing up "the daily show"
cease: ever heard the cassettes of interviews bogdonavitch did with him?
cease: very interesting
G.L. Tweenybiter: Brewster McCloud.
llanwydd: Oh yes, Altman. He wrote "Whipping Post" or something like that
cease: you love audio now, dave, but already you have the tools to do things that the firesigns had to sell their soulds to get
llanwydd: great slide guitar, that Altman
klokwkdoggedly: Ilan -- it's one of the better Altman flicks. It's the Icicle Thief of movie biz movies...
G.L. Tweenybiter: Fell off the back of a motorcyclist, more likely.
Dexter Fong: llan: Whipping Post Scripts it was...replies to various fan mail
cease: souls, rubbers
Dave : true Cat
cease: mcloud, that was such a dissapointment after mash
cease: actually i wish altman had just stopped making flicks after mash, like heller should ahve done after catch 22
klokwkdoggedly: possibly one of Cynthia Stevenson's better performances
Dexter Fong: Cat: I liked McCloud a lot
cease: orson should have after kane
G.L. Tweenybiter: It's all too much for me. So long, until last time, again...
ah,clem: sorry, I think my sound card is doing something odd,
||||||||| Around 11:27 PM, G.L. Tweenybiter walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Night Tweeny
ah,clem: sounded OK earlier...
klokwkdoggedly: he's made some good stuff since, Cat. Short Cuts
cease: we all have our likes and dislikes, dex. how hideous would it be if we all agreed on evterything
ah,clem: will try again soon
llanwydd: welles was in Catch 22 as well. I saw that one
cease: worst adoption from novel to film ever, if you dont count the animated lord of the rings
klokwkdoggedly: welles tried to make Catch 22 for decades, but no one would fund him
ah,clem: good night all,
klokwkdoggedly: yeah, it was, Cat, but people who haven't read the book really liked the movie
Dexter Fong: Cat: True..Reason I like Altman so much is, it's always his vision, flawed or not,,,not some conglomeration of suits/accountants/PR flacks/bottomfeedler production guys
klokwkdoggedly: night Clem
Dexter Fong: Night Clem
cease: by clem
klokwkdoggedly: Kansas City was pretty good
Merlyn: nite clem
doctec: lili and i are gonna wrap up ornaments while we watch the daily show - i'm taking off too
cease: i liked parts of nashville and mc cabe and probably others. its just that its all way down hill after mash
Merlyn: "Where there's a whip, there's a way"...
Dexter Fong: Take off that ornament and step away from the tree
klokwkdoggedly: CU later DT; nite 2 u both!
doctec: have a great evening, see you all next thursday
cease: and then the tv show, over the long haul, proved even more memorable
cease: later, doc and lili
Dexter Fong: Night both
klokwkdoggedly: altman and sayles are about the only ones left in the US biz
Merlyn: bye doc
doctec: cat: lili and i are gonna book the plane tix and do the hotel reservation thing tomorrow night
doctec: take care y'all...
cease: good to hear
doctec: nytol (Ozzzzzzzzzzzzzz SKNXXX zzzzzzzzzz...........
klokwkdoggedly: cat - i never "got" that TV show; it just seemed to go on about 5 years past when it should have
llanwydd: well, there's woody allen
Bubba's Brain: Nite doc.
Dexter Fong: Apnia
||||||||| At 11:31 PM, doctec runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
klokwkdoggedly: it started to stink the way "ER" did (and ER wasn't that good to begin with)
Dexter Fong: Klok: It was a sit-com..they can go on as long as the audience likes em
cease: whereas i liked the last years. i only saw it a few times when it was on as i lived in japan then and rarely visited. got into it on re-runs later
klokwkdoggedly: which one?
Dexter Fong: Klok: Which one what?
klokwkdoggedly: i actually enjoyed China Beach more, although I only watched a few eps. on cable
klokwkdoggedly: Dex - you saying m.a.s.h. or er was a soap or both?
cease: i loved china beach when it was first on, particularly loved looking at dana delany.
Dexter Fong: CB was pretty good
cease: saw it on fv recently and didnt enjoy it at all
Dexter Fong: Klok: No, SIT-COM....
cease: dana was the hawkeye character nurse
Dexter Fong: good call Cat
cease: that was concscious written. sacret was fucking her then, must have been what was on his mind
klokwkdoggedly: yeah, that was part of it -- m.a.s.h. didn't have enough chicks
Dexter Fong: Hawkeye has 'em al;l
llanwydd: well, I'll be late again next week. Final tech rehearsal before "Richard III" opens.
cease: only as someone for hawk to go after every week, not as character, no
Bubba's Brain: I gotta get goin too -- I'll likely be gone next week, and perhaps the one after that, too. Good to see y'all.
cease: hotlips was never a "chick"
klokwkdoggedly: do you have permission from the Queen, Ilan?
llanwydd: nite bb
cease: bb
Dexter Fong: llan: Then let this dim son of york go out smiling =))
klokwkdoggedly: doesn't matter, cat, there weren't enough chicks in the show
klokwkdoggedly: nite bb
klokwkdoggedly: take care
Dexter Fong: Night Bubba
Bubba's Brain: Nite all.
llanwydd: I'm the one who gets drowned in a barrel of wine
||||||||| Bubba's Brain rushes off, saying "11:37 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
Merlyn: nite bb
Dexter Fong: =))YOu're the little princesses?
cease: unlike c. beach, exactly. dana and company were allowed the sort of expanded consciousness only men had on mash, except hotlips evoluition into margaret
||||||||| Around 11:37 PM, lililamont walks off into the sunset...
cease: what a way to go, llan
cease: those are my servants in those barrels!
Dexter Fong: I say 'olmes, drowned in a ruddy spot of Mumsey Port
llanwydd: well, I'll see you next week. Those of you who are still here when I get home
llanwydd: nood gight
Dexter Fong: Night llan
klokwkdoggedly: bye Ilan
Dexter Fong: Klok: Has you snow gone away yet?
klokwkdoggedly: I think I'll at this point make like a shade myself, folks
cease: by klok
Merlyn: nite llan
klokwkdoggedly: pretty much, Dex
cease: llan
Dexter Fong: Good =) See you next week
klokwkdoggedly: it was supposed to be 58º today and it was, like 43 at best when I was walking; frozed my arse off
Dexter Fong: Wear baggy pants no one can tell
klokwkdoggedly: now it's spoz'ed to be 58 at, like, 4AM. Well f***ing good that is!
Merlyn: sounds like it will be bad tomorrow
cease: you have the real weather, merl
klokwkdoggedly: it's bad all the time, Merl :-(
Dexter Fong: ...followed by Stormy Sunday and tuesday Wild
klokwkdoggedly: doggonedest weather this winter
Dexter Fong: Reckon you'd know old timer (spit)
cease: they call it stormy monday
klokwkdoggedly: heard some r. tuesday weld cuts on Mon. since a huge boulder had fallen on the road in Big Topanga Canyon
klokwkdoggedly: the MBE host couldn't get out! he admits it, he was trying to get out
klokwkdoggedly: NYT had a pitcher; I emailed him and suggested they cut it open -- maybe it's a geode
Dave : weather's not bad here, need more snow
Dexter Fong: Klok: Don't a lot of Rich Hollywood stars live in Topanga Canyon?
cease: from korea?
klokwkdoggedly: yes, who make their living telling honest stories of working people
Dexter Fong: "Well I hate 'em worse than lepers and I';; shoot 'em in their cars"
klokwkdoggedly: pitcher: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/01/11/national/11mudslide.ready.html
cease: rich hollywood stars
Dexter Fong: Dave: Heard TaHoe has had 19 feet of snow since Christmas
cease: that's one big hoe
klokwkdoggedly: cute story in NYT on (?) Tue about "chain monkeys" fitting ski resort-bound flatlanders
klokwkdoggedly: OK, outta here, longer than i intended by fare
Dexter Fong: Cat: Dat right brother..She de Snow Queen
cease: klok
klokwkdoggedly: night everyone; keep 'em flyin'
Dexter Fong: Night again Klok
||||||||| klokwkdoggedly is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 11:46 PM.
Merlyn: I'm going to go too.
Dexter Fong: Night...and thanks Merlyn
cease: i see he got his flight to prague
cease: by merl
||||||||| Around 11:46 PM, Merlyn walks off into the sunset...
Dexter Fong: Vat is his Prague-nosis?
Dexter Fong: 6 nights and 8 days?
cease: he's got The Prague
Dexter Fong: Young Guy, Travel Agent
cease: orange? or The Sun?
Dexter Fong: You see, Bobby this orange represents the sun...and everyday we go around it.....that's why you're dizzy Kenny
cease: you spilled kenny. you boat turds!
||||||||| It's 11:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Bunnyboy waltzes in at 11:50 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Bunnyboy: lo dere
Dexter Fong: Hi Bunny
Bunnyboy: just a qwik popin. Scared em all away, eh?
Dexter Fong: Cat: I see I opened the door for that =))))
Bunnyboy: aaaaand...I guess I'll wander away, again.
Bunnyboy: nite, boys.
Dexter Fong: I'm getting out that door right now, Cat..lemme know your itinerary when you have it down, please....Night all
Dexter Fong: Night Dave and Bunny
||||||||| Around 11:53 PM, Bunnyboy walks off into the sunset...
cease: we'll discuss locations and stuff, bun
cease: oh, i missed you
cease: i'll email you about the upcoming trip, dex
||||||||| Around 11:54 PM, cease walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| It's 12:00 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dave - dead from measles
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from the common cold
||||||||| 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..
||||||||| Dave waltzes in at 12:02 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dave : well guess people are leaving, I will too, see you next week hopefully
||||||||| Around 12:02 AM, Dave walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| "1:36 AM? 1:36 AM!!" says Catherwood, "Merlyn should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as Merlyn enters and sits on the couch.
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off ah,clem at 1:36 AM
||||||||| 1:37 AM -- Merlyn left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| 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:
Agent Orange Number nine
Bubba's Brain
Dexter Fong
G.L. Tweenybiter
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