A Firesign Chat


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||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:32 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for March 18, 2021 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 2:32 PM crosstown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Rufus_T_Firetween coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| New notice: '** There will be a Firesign Theatre/US Plus Stimulcast starting at 9pmET this evening. **
Warm-up music begins around 8:40pmET
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||||||||| Catherwood strides up and pipes up "Presenting 'DJTweeny', just granted probation at 8:07 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| 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)
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||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and announces "Announcing 'llanwydd', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:37 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the sitting room...
llanwydd: well, you sure are early
Rufus_T_Firetween: allo llan
Rufus_T_Firetween: music in about 4 minutes
llanwydd: everything back to normal in austin?
Rufus_T_Firetween: Still repairing lots of damage from burst water pipes
Rufus_T_Firetween: but the water and electric are fine here now
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llanwydd: never had that problem when I lived in the frozen north
Rufus_T_Firetween: back to 70s and even around 80 here, so yeah mor like normal
llanwydd: but I suppose nobody expects snow in austin tx
Rufus_T_Firetween: that's because people in the north insulate their water pipes ;)
llanwydd: yeah, we have 70s and 80s here now
Rufus_T_Firetween: kewl
llanwydd: really looking forward to recording with cat. how about you?
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: warm up music – The Police
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llanwydd: Police! Cool
llanwydd: funny I saw sting on jeopardy tonight
llanwydd: he introduced a category but I dont remember what it was
Rufus_T_Firetween: We're about on the same latitude as the FL Panhandle, and I guess they get some occasional freezes, but Austin winters are usually really mild
Rufus_T_Firetween: Police for Police Street ;)
llanwydd: same here
llanwydd: very appropriate, tween
llanwydd: the first time I heard the police I think it was this song
llanwydd: no, it was When the World is Running Down
Rufus_T_Firetween: great band
llanwydd: and I thought sting sounded like donald fagen so I rushed out to buy Gaucho
llanwydd: wrong band
Rufus_T_Firetween: haha
llanwydd: finally a song I dont recognize
Rufus_T_Firetween: Voices Inside My Head
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'hi', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:51 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
llanwydd: hi hi
DJTweeny: Hi hi
DJTweeny: next is Invisible Sun
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Beet close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 8:56 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the anteroom.
Beet: Hello everyone. How's your Thursday going?
DJTweeny: Yo Beet
Beet: Hi Dr Tween
DJTweeny: around 70 and sunny in Austin today, can't complain, how about you?
llanwydd: Hey Beet
Beet: Rainy in the hills
Beet: Hi Mr Llan
Beet: Always great to hear Sting & Co.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:59 PM and Cease waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
DJTweeny: fine band
Beet: There's Dr Cease. Howdy.
DJTweeny: Hey Cease
llanwydd: saw sting on jeopardy tonight
llanwydd: Hey Cat
Beet: Cool
Cease: Hey my favourite Police song.
Cease: Came in too late.
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
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||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, March 18, 2021 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
DJTweeny: Did you get the email about my web site Cease?
Cease: Samantha Bee had a good joke about this album on her show on Wednesday
Beet: The sign of a great DJ is having the music end at just the right spot.
Cease: I get an email from you today saying you could no longer get email
Rufus_T_Firetween: not from the TXR address because the site is down
llanwydd: from who?
Rufus_T_Firetween: to restore my web site
llanwydd: aha
Cease: it's a bitch of a job, Beet
Rufus_T_Firetween: Bambi's account went down because of lack of payment and lots of people are affected
Cease: aha
Rufus_T_Firetween: wired them some money today so hopefully all will be well tomorr
Rufus_T_Firetween: tomorrow
Beet: Doctech did a great job on Dear Friends 2.
Cease: Just got off the phone with the cops. We have to return our guest cat tomorrow.
Rufus_T_Firetween: or now, your archive page can't be accessed
||||||||| Nick Danger sneaks in and whispers "Get the scuttlebutt on Box of Danger here, whatever that means..."
Cease: That he did, Beet
llanwydd: love this album
||||||||| New notice: '** WE’RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Firesign Theatre’s “IN THE NEXT WORLD YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN”
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Rufus_T_Firetween: *for now
llanwydd: very strange, cat. return it to where?
Cease: his owner went crazy 2 weeks ago. our friend in the same apartment rescued her and we've been taking care of her since then.
Cease: apparently we have to take the cat to the local animal shelter in that town.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Deputy Dang in through the front door at 9:06 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Cease: she's only getting really friendly towards me and we have to let her go tomorrow.
Deputy Dang: Sorry I'm late--I forgot my password.
Beet: Hey, Dang.
DJTweeny: Howdy Deputy
Cease: Dang
Deputy Dang: Howdy Pardners!
llanwydd: Hey Dang
||||||||| Not Ed sashays in at 9:08 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Not Ed: Pork?
Beet: Hi Not
Not Ed: Hey Beet & C
DJTweeny: Hey Not Ed
Not Ed: DDang, llan yo
llanwydd: very strange, cease. I see no reason why you wouldnt be allowed to tkeep it
Not Ed: Tweeny how have you been
Not Ed: H hi
Not Ed: Yo Ruf
DJTweeny: Good Not Ed, you?
llanwydd: another mondegreen of mine. I left it running when I turned it off
Cease: Not
Not Ed: Not 2 bad, just keeping the fire going
llanwydd: Hi NE
Cease: we'll find out. the cop is going to call us tomorrow.
Beet: I love he tortured make-out scenes.
Not Ed: glad, Tween
Cease: The poor cat had been fed with dog food and was terrified of men when we got her.
Deputy Dang: I haven't had a gimlet in decades. Do people still make cocktails?
Cease: i love cocktails. my cousin is one of the world's best mixologists.
Beet: never had a gimlet
DJTweeny: Glad the cat found some good humans, Cease
Cease: one of the highlights of my trips to Vegas is the excellent cocktail culture down there.
llanwydd: my favorite is a vodka martini
Cease: for a couple of weeks, Tween. our cat Jazz died on Feb. 13, so we still had cat food and sand left for Bop.
llanwydd: with a queen olive
Not Ed: Catherwood give everyone a vodka gimlet
||||||||| Catherwood gives everyone a vodka gimlet.
Beet: a friend of mine likes negronis
llanwydd: thanks cathy
Cease: the shelter will decide if the crazy person can get the cat back or not. if not, we will be on the list for potential new owners.
Cease: austin has a wonderful joke about negronis in his Porcupines piece.
Not Ed: Cat 2 rescue Cat
llanwydd: that sounds sensible
DJTweeny: fingers crossed the kitty gets to live with you folks
Not Ed: yeah sounds good
Cease: you'll hear it next week on my Zachariah collage.
Cease: yes, it was difficult talking to the cop about "the cat" and my name.
Cease: a kind of who's on first situation
Not Ed: you'd be a good Cat daddy Cat
llanwydd: LOL
llanwydd: the Cat. no the cat
Not Ed: Love this!
Cease: cats have occupied a very large part of my life.
Not Ed: been a while
Cease: even larger than Firsigns
Not Ed: ahh me to C
Not Ed: too
Not Ed: lol glass of hot meat
Not Ed: classic
llanwydd: meat and liquor ticket is just as funny
DJTweeny: great line
Not Ed: truly truly
Beet: We always had dogs
Cease: we've had dogs too. my wife really loves dogs.
Beet: They can be lots of fun.
Not Ed: have 1 doggie & 2 catz
Beet: I'm using the m3u for the first time tonight.
DJTweeny: Dogs are really popular in Austin. My apartments complex has 2 'dog parks'
Not Ed: Mac/apple?
Beet: Mac
DJTweeny: glad it's working Beet
Not Ed: Dog parks are a riot
Not Ed: tx Beet
DJTweeny: Yeah, frisbees everywhere :)
Cease: Austin had cats and LOTS of dogs. Ossman and Proctor have cats. Bergman had a dog named Nurgi
Not Ed: zactly
DJTweeny: Dogs walking around with frisbees in their mouths with their humans
Beet: Founder of Clockwork Films
Cease: inh 2 weeks my collage about how wolves turned into dogs.
Not Ed: on the street, they're ready to fight - at the dog park, they're all "buddies" ll
DJTweeny: kewl
||||||||| 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!"
Not Ed: lol
Cease: lots of Firesign dog lore interwoven in the tail, or tale.
DJTweeny: yep
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
Beet: Lots of canine references in Firesign which I never understood.
Not Ed: Woof
llanwydd: funny its only cops who can drink and drive. I knew a cop like that
Cease: yes Beet. there are TONS of them.
Cease: Ossman and Proctor actually make an artificial dog in one of the XM shows.
Not Ed: Puttin on the doggie, eh?
Cease: and speaking of dogs....
Beet: America has been going to the dogs for 40 years now.
Not Ed: We named one of our space combat games "Eat Electric Death" in homage
DJTweeny: Only 40 Beet? I'd say since JFK
Beet: My town is so small there is not room for a bad part.
DJTweeny: since JFK was killed, that is
Beet: You're right Dr Tween
Not Ed: Darn it, I still dig America. What is wrong with me?
DJTweeny: Eisenhower warned us
Not Ed: Ike was a homo.
Not Ed: Kidding Kidding
Beet: People can't hear what Ike was saying these days.
Not Ed: I Like Ike
Not Ed: Great American Experience episode on Ike
DJTweeny: Ike was a flaming homosapien
Not Ed: lol!
llanwydd: if I knew he was a homosapien I never would have voted for him
Not Ed: A great episode I mean heh
Beet: Ike played around. Did you ever see Amie?
Not Ed: Billy Jack lol
Not Ed: this record is killing 2 nite lol
Not Ed: killing me
llanwydd: the dog food that billy jack likes
Not Ed: you have to stop it
Not Ed: lol
Not Ed: right llan lol
llanwydd: all these homosapiens and lebanese out to be banished from society
Not Ed: I agree they should be outed
Not Ed: and cancelled 2!
Not Ed: lol
llanwydd: I'm a marsupial
Beet: Back to Deirut
Not Ed: As I suspected llan
Beet: Beirut
llanwydd: LOL
Not Ed: haha
Beet: What's in your pouch?
Not Ed: Wow I hate to admit I haven't listened to this in quite a while - I've forgotten half of and I'm aging fast
llanwydd: I meant ought
Not Ed: outh?
Not Ed: outh?
llanwydd: outher ourher
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood intones: "9:35 PM and late as usual, it's Weirdly Ed, just back from Hellmouth."
Cease: Hi Weirdly
Beet: Hi Ed
Weirdly Ed: Oops I think the server burpt
Weirdly Ed: Not here
Weirdly Ed: Not there
llanwydd: at least we know whos ed and whos not
Weirdly Ed admonishes Not Ed, whatever that means.
Cease: 2, 2, 2 Eds in Chat
DJTweeny: So what do you guyz thinks about the Dr. Seuss book burnings?
DJTweeny: Hi Weirdly Ed
llanwydd: didnt hear about that tween. what happened?
Weirdly Ed: Boo! Cuz my fave Seuss book was McElligot's Pool!!
llanwydd: first one I ever read was green eggs and ham
llanwydd: I liked that one
Rufus_T_Firetween: 6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images - https://apnews.com/article/dr-seuss-books-racist-images-d8ed18335c03319d72f443594c174513
llanwydd: good god
Weirdly Ed: Seuss company dropped six books because they are, they claim, culturally/racially insensitive
Rufus_T_Firetween: they got hot on eBay, but I heard they banned sales
Weirdly Ed: Just happened to be the six worst sellers but...
Weirdly Ed: Creepy
Rufus_T_Firetween: seems silly to me
llanwydd: what race do the characters resemble?
Rufus_T_Firetween shrugs
Weirdly Ed: Ban it and it because 4x more popular
Weirdly Ed: in McElligot's Pool it shows, among other silly fish, "eskimo fish"
Weirdly Ed: becomes not because
llanwydd: greed goof!
Weirdly Ed: it's nutty
Cease: are you new here, Ed?
Weirdly Ed: it's not cancelling - it's correcting ahem - how culturally naive
Cease: is there someone here named hi?
Weirdly Ed: I'm Not Ed - the server burped
Weirdly Ed: Bounced me off though my ghost remains
Cease: aha
Weirdly Ed: people want to fix/correct history by hiding it
Weirdly Ed: silly, naive
Rufus_T_Firetween: 1984 was not meant to be a manual
Weirdly Ed: there ya go
Deputy Dang: Is I liked the artwork on this album cover.
Rufus_T_Firetween: 'Un-Books'
Weirdly Ed: heh Rufus indeed
Beet: Make Orwell fiction again.
Rufus_T_Firetween: yy
Weirdly Ed: Aerica doesn't ban books
Deputy Dang: I hear the bells of Bozoes in the background
Rufus_T_Firetween: might have to make a T-Shirt :)
||||||||| New notice: '** WE’RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Doc Technical’s “DEAR FRIENDS TOO”
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or 16k at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
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Deputy Dang: I see, you are... a sailor.
Weirdly Ed: great LP Tweeny Tanx!
Beet: Interesting album
Rufus_T_Firetween: Cat's suggestion, Weirdly Ed
Weirdly Ed is tending the fire.
Cease: I use a chunk of it in my new Franticle for Lebowitz collage, coming up in the next hour
Cease: actually, we;ve been listening to the Firesign albums in chronological order since Jan 1
Cease: every year we listen to the first 4 albums as the year begins.
Cease: i've just extended it to this album.
Rufus_T_Firetween: so what's on deck for next week Cat?
Weirdly Ed: The fire is crackling and roaring
Cease: this was their last Columbia album, and the end of an era
Weirdly Ed: was it
Cease: Next week we explore Firesign's flick Zachariah.
Weirdly Ed: it was
||||||||| 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!"
llanwydd: yes it was, cat
llanwydd: then one album on Butterfly which I have never heard of or seen since
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Weirdly Ed: DFII
DJTweeny: Too ;)
llanwydd: DAMFINO
Cease: OK, next week Zachariah Porcupine. The following week, not titled yet but the story of how wolves became dogs.
Weirdly Ed: PU
Cease: Last week I began watching this series: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56071189
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
llanwydd: I had an uncle who had a wolf that he thought was a dog
Weirdly Ed: Cool C what a theme
llanwydd: strayed from the woods
Cease: Will get at least one collage out of this 6-part BBC series.
Weirdly Ed: nteresting llan
Weirdly Ed: oh wait I thought you meant your uncle thought he was a dog
llanwydd: LOLOLOLOL
Weirdly Ed: I should stop skimming
Weirdly Ed: GREAT song
Beet: Sexy song.
DJTweeny: The Fresh Chef
Beet: Proc is hillarious here.
Weirdly Ed: groat frags!
Weirdly Ed: lol thys is great
llanwydd: reminds me of trumps ridiculous comment about lysol
Weirdly Ed: haha
Beet: Drink up!
DJTweeny: I'm pretty sure we can do better than the Republocrats
DJTweeny: This is Punter's Girls
llanwydd: for sure, tweeny
Weirdly Ed: I got busted on Facebook for saying Trump should be hung upside down in a pit of bees - true!
DJTweeny: haha
llanwydd: whoa
Weirdly Ed: Well, he should
Beet: I wish someone would start a second political party.
Weirdly Ed: I nominate Beet
Weirdly Ed: I'd vote for Beet
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
DJTweeny: I've voted Libertarian two Pres elections in a row
Beet: If elected I REFUSE to serve!
DJTweeny: There is also the Green Party, which the Dems shut out of the Texas election
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
llanwydd: interesting, tween. I as just about to say I think the libertarian party will eventually replace the GOP
llanwydd: was
Weirdly Ed: I've voted for different parties but never republican
Cease: we have different parties in Canada.
Weirdly Ed: Republicans are the current bad guys
DJTweeny: There could be a split in the GOP
Weirdly Ed: It switches back n forth lo
DJTweeny: and if the Progressive Dems don't get their way, same could happen there
Weirdly Ed: but these guys are truly dangerous
Beet: Democrats are republicans of 20 years ago.
DJTweeny: Trump could form a new party (would not be Libertarian)
DJTweeny: that's about right Beet
Weirdly Ed: Frankly I'm pretty sure republicans have always been lie this - Trump just removed the constraints alowing them to show everyone their true colors overtly, brazenly
Weirdly Ed: like not lie
Weirdly Ed: Trmp opened the barn door
DJTweeny: Goldwater was pretty Libertarian, as opposed to Nixon
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Weirdly Ed: Now we'e stuck with his spawn
llanwydd: hardly remember goldwater
Beet: I liked Goldwater.
Weirdly Ed: Goldwater was a hawk
Beet: Great stuff
DJTweeny: Thanks Doc for the great selections :)
DJTweeny: nope
||||||||| 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!"
Weirdly Ed: Wanted to use the bomb
DJTweeny: LBJ was the hawk
llanwydd: but I remember seeing him in the capitol when I went to dc on my 8th grade class trip
DJTweeny: but that's a conversation for another chat :)
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT!! **
Currently playing: Cat Simril Ishikawa’s
128k stream at: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny.m3u or at 16k: http://listen.ehhh.us:8000/tweeny16k.m3u
check out Cat's Collages at >> http://kurtericson.com/cat/
llanwydd: my parents voted for goldwater
Beet: I like these collages on Fran
Weirdly Ed: Remember the famous Goldwater commercial that scared everybody
Beet: Brilliant propaganda from Lyndon
Weirdly Ed: Lyndon crashed and burned
Weirdly Ed: Got sucked into Vietnam with lousy advice from "top men"
Cease: i was at the ceremony where LBJ opened the LA airport
DJTweeny: I remember this commercial >> Daisy (advertisement) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_(advertisement)
Beet: Professional political operative though.
Weirdly Ed: ReallYeah the Daisy one was great/classc
Weirdly Ed: I couldn't vote yet but I marched with my mom against the war and LBJ
Weirdly Ed: He did amazing things, truly, then threw it all away with his Vietnam obsession
Weirdly Ed: And killed a lot of people
Weirdly Ed: anyway......
Cease: Fran still drives the car they use for cabs
Cease: i understand most new yorkers dont have cars, but our chat creator Elayne has one and ex-chatter Dexter Fond had 2.
llanwydd: so it was LBJ who opened LAX?
Weirdly Ed: McElligot's Pool is fetching $325 (paper) to $550 (hardcover) wow!
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
Cease: He worked for the state, his wife for the city so they both needed cars.
Cease: yes llan.
llanwydd: or was it the former LAX?
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
llanwydd: EXLAX
Weirdly Ed: I have both
Cease: i think what LBJ opened was the modernist terminal there. very early 60s
Cease: lol llan
llanwydd: the gentle airport
Weirdly Ed: LBJ's admn created PBS and NPR
Cease: Firesign are a product of his era.
Cease: Used to make fun of him on the KRLA Oz, 67
Beet: I enjoyed the challenge of driving in Manhattan.
Weirdly Ed: Moyer's was LBJ's speech writer - idolized him (warts and all)
Cease: Moyers is wonderful
Weirdly Ed: Bill Moyers
Cease: I prefer as little driving as possible.
Weirdly Ed: Yepsk I'm a big fan of Moyers
Weirdly Ed: Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell was priceless
Rufus_T_Firetween: Cat's archive is down for the moment, so you have to access it directly from Amazon until I get my web site back
Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Listen/Download Cat’s collage “A FRANTICLE FOR LEBOWITZ” at >> https://s3.console.aws.amazon.com/s3/object/rfd-firesign?region=us-east-1&prefix=cat/franticle_lebowitz-2.mp3
llanwydd: I remember when bill moyers cracked up laughing in a television appearance and couldnt control himself
llanwydd: dont remember why
Weirdly Ed: this is wild cat
Weirdly Ed: great
Weirdly Ed: cool llan
llanwydd: nothing was funny but he was laughing like hell
Cease: she is a perfect combination for Firesign
Weirdly Ed: seems like he had a great sense of humor
Weirdly Ed: indeed C!
llanwydd: lol
||||||||| 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!"
Weirdly Ed: good call
Rufus_T_Firetween: LBJ talked a good game, but he got bought off by the M/I Complex to make war in Vietnam in exchange for his social programs (and not dying like JFK ;)
Weirdly Ed: It was McNamara too, pressing hard for action and military fund$
Weirdly Ed: LBJ was stupid to listen to those guys
Rufus_T_Firetween: everything the Founding Fathers hated and were afraid would happen to the U.S. - just another empire like the European ones they had escaped
Weirdly Ed: McNamara was a hack
Rufus_T_Firetween: well again, being the VP and seeing the President get his head blown off might have provided some motivation ;)
Beet: Onless he was in on it.
Beet: Unless
Rufus_T_Firetween: hey, they surely didn't like each other, but I'm not sure I'm with Oliver Stone on that one
Weirdly Ed: It could have pitched America into a dark age - interesting that the counterculture flowered instead
Rufus_T_Firetween: but Oliver Stone's (JFK movie) depicting it as a military coup is probably not far from the truth
Weirdly Ed: (actually the dark age stuff was still going on)
Beet: Jackie hated Lyndon.
Weirdly Ed: Yeah that's what I heard too
Weirdly Ed: LBJ was coarse to say these leastr
Weirdly Ed: He was also a shrewd TX bred politician
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Cease: Thom Hartman says it was the mafia.
Beet: Conducting discussions while he was on the can.
Weirdly Ed: one of the best once he hit his stride
Rufus_T_Firetween: Lots of people wanted JFK dead
Rufus_T_Firetween: it was like coordinated
||||||||| Merlyn waltzes in at 10:27 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Beet: He pissed off a lot of the wrong people.
Rufus_T_Firetween: * likely
llanwydd: wsedrfgthyuji
Beet: Hey, Merlyn.
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hey Merlyn
Merlyn: hey dere
Rufus_T_Firetween: exactly Beet
Cease: https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2009/02/legacy-secrecy-long-shadow-jfk-assassination
llanwydd: testing
Rufus_T_Firetween: geseundheit llan
llanwydd: lol
Cease: hey merl
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llanwydd: Hi Merlyn
Weirdly Ed: there's a photo out there (I saw it in the American Experience presidents series LBJ episode) of LBJ and political good old boys grinning, standing a pickup truck bed with barrels literally stuffed with cash to pay off polling places
Weirdly Ed: Hey Merl
llanwydd: I am incredulous, ed
Weirdly Ed: true - early in his career when this was common
llanwydd: I have also heard that he was involved in the jfk assassination but I cannot believe it
Weirdly Ed: if I can find it I'll post it I've got it somewhere
Cease: asking someone to remember something from 50 years ago is not a good idea
||||||||| 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!"
Weirdly Ed: it's hard to prove that stuff - there's info we'll never know
llanwydd: especially asking someone who is 59
Weirdly Ed: I wouldn't trust my own answers
Merlyn: Is this Annie Liebowitz?
Cease: fran is 5 months older than me.
Weirdly Ed: yeah
Cease: Fran, Merl
llanwydd: I dont trust my own memory
Weirdly Ed: franticle
llanwydd: but you would be amazed at what I can remember
Merlyn: recognized her voice but not her name
Cease: when i was in jr high, there was a very popular SF book called A Canticle for Lebowitz.
Cease: I just assumed y'all knew that book.
llanwydd: I do remember that title, cat
Cease: i knew her only from Letterman
Merlyn: I know it cat
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
Cease: never read her but want to.
llanwydd: she appeared on late night several times
Cease: read Canticle when I was like 13 or 14. There was a lot of nuclear paranoia in those days
Weirdly Ed: absolutely Cat brilliant post-apocalypse book or books--I think there's more than one
Weirdly Ed: brilliant series on PBS too
Cease: llan, the youtube fran on letterman piece is 2 hours long.
Beet: I so enjoyed getting high.
llanwydd: prophecies of the future, cat?
Cease: past tense?
Weirdly Ed: mention on the Mark Time SF Audio Hall of Fame list
Weirdly Ed: mentioned
Beet: Yes.
Cease: i continue floating on clouds
llanwydd: I remember three such books. Unsafe At Any Speed, The Silent Spring and The Road Ahead
Beet: I can dig it.
llanwydd: Nader, Carlson and Gates
Cease: you want me to predict the future?
Rufus_T_Firetween: You've seen them from both sides now, Cease?
llanwydd: I leafed throught the first two and read the third in its entirety
Rufus_T_Firetween: (clouds)
Weirdly Ed: NPR's series, A Canticle for Leibowitz (entire series in 15 parts) here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_C85B2DyxpdrKRqV40znp2zOGHKsRl-4 (this is brilliant and wayyyyyy "out of print")
Beet: One of my very favorite FST bits.
Cease: wow. i didnt know that, ed
Weirdly Ed: Share and enjoy!
llanwydd: you predict the future every time you take a step, cat. wink wink
Cease: speaking of my fellow saskatchewan person Joni Mitchell, she came to USC when I was a student there in 68.
Weirdly Ed: And what a story!
Rufus_T_Firetween: haha, good one llan
Cease: chip monk did the lighting for her concert and made it look iike she was on a cloud
Beet: Love Joni
llanwydd: its one of cats, tween
Rufus_T_Firetween: nice
Cease: begininng of her career in LA
Weirdly Ed: what's your favorite Joni recaord(s) cat
Weirdly Ed: I love her stuff
Weirdly Ed: I dig her guitar playing too
Cease: i bought the first one when it came out and still love those early songs.
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llanwydd: I have often called joni canadas greatest genius
Cease: coyote may favourite of her tunes. Case of You a close 2nd.
Rufus_T_Firetween: Hissing Of Summer Lawns is pretty awesome
Weirdly Ed: for sure
Beet: I saw her right after Court and Spark came out.
Cease: indeed, Tween.
Weirdly Ed: Oh wow great band
Weirdly Ed drools
llanwydd: I think coyote is my favorite as well
Weirdly Ed: Great record
Cease: She contends that Dylan's song Tangled up in Blue is based on his mainlining her album Blue
Weirdly Ed: Coyote is excellent, and Jaco!
Weirdly Ed: I like Hissing of Summer Lawns
Cease: i'm not sure whether I prefer the album version or her version from the Last Waltz
Cease: Jaco!
Weirdly Ed: yeah the early stuff is great
Cease: loved her work with Mingus too.
Weirdly Ed: truly a toss up they each have a good amount of energy
Cease: Fran talks about her relationship with Mingus. Very entertaining
llanwydd: I prefer the last waltz version
Weirdly Ed: but different which is good
Weirdly Ed: llan it is really good
Cease: i thik what she is saying here is very profound.
llanwydd: first time I saw that was in a motel room on the night of a lunar eclipse
Cease: you need the right audience.
Cease: Firesign mostr of all
llanwydd: I learned coyote on guitar which is tricky because it is in a crazy tuning
Weirdly Ed: she's a poet - most lyricists actually aren't - it's the words behind the words
llanwydd: joni rarely if ever did standard guitar tuning
Weirdly Ed: cool llan!
Weirdly Ed: like learning Blackbird
Weirdly Ed: tricky either with open or standard tunings
Rufus_T_Firetween: I'll bet
llanwydd: meat flavoring. lol
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Cease: i have been face to face with more than a hundred picasso's paintings. maybve 200.
Cease: liked half a dozen.
Cease: not a good average.
llanwydd: how stupid to leave 60 cents worth of merchandise on the dashboard
llanwydd: joking
Beet: Same for me with Van Goghs
llanwydd: never have seen a very valuable painting up close
llanwydd: wouldnt dare. Id get arrested
Rufus_T_Firetween: and the siren to complete Police Street, nice
Cease: Beet, yeah, same average for me but it wont prevent me from seeing this when it comes to Van.
Cease: https://www.imagine-vangogh.com/
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Rufus_T_Firetween: ** Thanks for listening, all… See you next week, same Firetime, same Firestation...
llanwydd: great collage, cat!
Cease: Zachariah Porcupine next week.
Weirdly Ed: Good stuff cat!
Cease: I try and make them all great
Weirdly Ed: Ty Tween & Merl & Ruf & ALL OF YAZ!
Beet: This was rich fun tonight. Great to see everyone. Fabulous collage, Dr Cease. Thanks for guiding us, Dr Tween. G;Nite all.
Merlyn: thanx cat and tween
||||||||| Merlyn is defenestrated just as the clock strikes 10:57 PM.
DJTweeny: Until last time, again...
Cease: Off we flit.
||||||||| Cease rushes off, saying "10:59 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
llanwydd: see you next thursday
||||||||| At 10:59 PM, llanwydd scurries out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 11:15 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Weirdly Ed - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Not Ed - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Deputy Dang - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Beet - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| hi - dead from the yaws
||||||||| DJTweeny - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
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The Evening's Participants:
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