A Firesign Chat


Firesign chat wake for
Brian Converse (aka klokwkdog aka StephenFosterKane)

||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 5:33 AM - I now declare Saturday's chat log for October 14, 2006 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Catherwood leads Bob D Caterino in through the front door at 12:35 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Bob D Caterino: are those my cues?
Bob D Caterino: They make billiard balls by using elephants. How they train those animals do do such delicate work I will never know.
Bob D Caterino: Caterwood may I have a drink please?
Bob D Caterino: Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood walks up to Bob D Caterino and asks "Yes?"
Bob D Caterino: Catherwood, where did you get that grape?
||||||||| Catherwood gets that grape.
Bob D Caterino: were you in a time machine?
Bob D Caterino: Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood rushes alongside Bob D Caterino and says "Hmm?"
Bob D Caterino: Catherwood, Is that a rolling pin in your pants or are you just happy to see Nancy?
||||||||| Catherwood ignores Bob D Caterino
Bob D Caterino: You may go now old man
Bob D Caterino: Nancy
Bob D Caterino: She looked as radiant as ever and then it struck me. A right then a left to the jaw and I went down like a ton of , well of anything, a ton is a ton
Bob D Caterino: Catherwood, I need my hat and goat please I must go now and sell my new noval....Growing up Goomba. Bye Catherwood
||||||||| Catherwood gets hat and goat i must go and sell my new novalgrowing up goomba bye.
||||||||| It's 12:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bob D Caterino - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| "5:56 PM? 5:56 PM!!" says Catherwood, "LiliLamont should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as LiliLamont enters and sits in front of the fireplace.
||||||||| 5:56 PM -- LiliLamont left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "6:36 PM and late as usual, it's Hemlock Stones, just back from Hellmouth."
Hemlock Stones: (places another log on the fire and lights a candle for Klok and sits quietly staring at the fire thinking of Dear Friends
Hemlock Stones: leaves a note saying "will be back at midnight" and exits
||||||||| Hemlock Stones rushes off, saying "6:42 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| doctec steals in around 7:24 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last year's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| doctec leaves at 7:36 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Hemlock Stones in through the front door at 9:02 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
||||||||| It's 9:30 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Stones - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Hemlock Stones close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 9:35 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the Aviary.
Hemlock Stones: .
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 10:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Stones - dead from Globner's disease
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Bubba's Brain tiptoes in around 10:27 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
Bubba's Brain: I heard the news today, oh boy.
Bubba's Brain: And though the news was rather sad....
Bubba's Brain: I'd love to turn you on....
Bubba's Brain: Rest in peace, friend.
Bubba's Brain: TTFN, Klok.
||||||||| Bubba's Brain scurries out the back door as Mayor P'nisnose blasts through the front door holding a shotgun and shouting "Where's Bubba's Brain?! It's 10:30 PM and my ballot boxes haven't been stuffed yet!"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "11:55 PM and late as usual, it's Dr. Headphones, just back from Funfun Town."
||||||||| "11:56 PM? 11:56 PM!!" says Catherwood, "cease should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as cease enters and sits in the comfy chair.
cease: kend
Dr. Headphones: heyhey cat, i just arrived myself
cease: i got home just before 4, read the news and was able to hear ah clem's tribute to klok at the beginning of their show
Dr. Headphones: so, it's 9pm where you are and hemlock stones said he'd be here and it's 4am there, i think
cease: ive got 9 here but am probably fast
Dr. Headphones: i missed the very beginning of the show, but got there about 15 min later. i understand it will be archived so i'll listen later
cease: where are you?
Dr. Headphones: sturgis, michigan
cease: i kept the show on but it was all about computers so i turned it off
cease: you're home?
Dr. Headphones: just north of the indiana border, not far from the western border of ohio, and about 3 hrs by road from ontario
||||||||| Catherwood steals into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'Tweeny', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 11:59 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
cease: you got snow?
Dr. Headphones: yes, didn't have to work friday and go back monday 2pm so it's a long weekend for me
Tweeny: Hi Cat, DrH...
Dr. Headphones: we got snow thursday morning, but buffalo got it a lot worse. we had maybe 3/4"
cease: tweentween
Dr. Headphones: hi again, kurt
||||||||| adam enters at 11:59 PM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and dashes off to the Chapeau Manger.
Dr. Headphones: welcome, adam
cease: good evening, adam
adam: evenin'
Tweeny: Welcome to the asylum, Adam :-)
Dr. Headphones: i'm guessing you're the adam from the bambi and jimmylee show?
adam: yep
||||||||| Catherwood leads ah,clem into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 12:00 AM, then departs.
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and snorts derisively "Announcing 'doctec', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 12:00 AM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
cease: so you knew klok?
Tweeny: Hey Clem...
cease: doc
Dr. Headphones: glad to have you here, as well as clem/jl and tom/doctec
cease: ah
||||||||| 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..
adam: yep... chatted with him on many occasions
Tweeny: Klok was a regular on Saturday nights, Cat.
||||||||| Catherwood leads Elayne inside, makes a note of the time (12:01 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
doctec: hi
Dr. Headphones: i'm listening to nick danger on the cni channel
cease: here?
Elayne: Hello all
Dr. Headphones: gm, elayne
doctec: so am i
cease: hi el
Tweeny: Hey E...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Honey close behind, grumbles something about disrupting his 12:01 AM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the Aviary.
||||||||| Bambi bounds in at 12:01 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr. Headphones: hi, honey
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: '"a Tribute to Klok"'
cease: you posted well about klok in your email, el
Dr. Headphones: and bambi saunters in :)
Honey : hello all
Tweeny: Hey ladies...
cease: honey, bambi
doctec: the life of brian will be missed
cease: klok used to hang out here on sat nights?
Dr. Headphones: yes, a kind soul without an evil bone that i knew of
cease: i dont think ive ever been here before on a sat
cease: well said, doc
Bambi: hello ... rest in piece Klok
Dr. Headphones: cat, he was almost always on the jl/bambi show and irc chat
doctec: this is an impromptu online wake of sorts
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 12:03 AM and Rotonoto steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Elayne: Good evening, Honey and Bambi.
Honey : stones called me today to let me know about klok
Dr. Headphones: hi, dave/roto
Honey : hello elayne
cease: roto
doctec: we're here to show our appreciation for all he contributed to
Honey : hi roto
Tweeny: Hey Roto...
Rotonoto: hi all
doctec: little group
Bambi: hello everyone
doctec: our
Elayne: Be right back, Firefox isn't refreshing the page as well as IE...
cease: much smaller without his presence
doctec: (now if only i could words get all order right the in)
||||||||| Outside, the 12:03 AM crosstown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving ElayneToo coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
ElayneToo: Hello Roto
ElayneToo: Dang, I forgot to sign off...
doctec: i find firefox very refreshing, actually
Dr. Headphones: e2
doctec: you're elayne, too?
Dr. Headphones: yes, doc, i love the features
ElayneToo: "ElayneToo" is my LiveJournal login as well.
Bambi: wow, great to see so many here ... hi cat, doctec, ken, elayne, honey, roto, tweeny, adam, clem
Honey : catherwood please roll a couple of bombers in honor of klok
||||||||| Catherwood steps up to Honey and mumbles "Would you like something?"
Rotonoto: Bozoette sends her regards to the group
Rotonoto: A late dinner here, brought our plates along...
Tweeny: And best regards back atcha...
Dr. Headphones: if i didn't have a DOT physical coming up within a month, i'd take that bomber when you passed it my way....
doctec: brian, if you can read this: we (lili and i) saved all your extensive and informative emails re getting linux going on lili's spare pc, we'll keep them at the ready as we tackle the project
Dr. Headphones: but, the job means a lot and i can't do that any more
||||||||| Catherwood stomps in at 12:05 AM, dragging Bunnyboy by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this Yahoo ™?"
Dr. Headphones: say "hi" to betty, dave
cease: bunny
ElayneToo: Dr. H, I loved the last story you told in your blog.
Dr. Headphones: hi bun
Bunnyboy: RIP Brian
ElayneToo: Hello Bunnyboy...
Honey : hello bunny
Dr. Headphones: lol, e2, it was amazing to watch :)
doctec: and we are very grateful for all your efforts on our behalf
Tweeny: Hey Bun...
doctec: hi b
cease: he was as helpful as that's possible to be
doctec: bb
doctec: yea verily
Honey rolls a bowl in honor of klok he will be missed
ElayneToo raises her pipe as well.
Dr. Headphones: brian had the habit when he sent emails to make me the sole "to" person with everyone else bcc'ed, so when anyone did "reply all" i harvested their email addresses. fred, his friend of 40 yrs, was one of those
cease: i empty a volcano bag in his honour
Tweeny: lol cat
Bambi: hi Buuny
doctec: i'm glad you got fred's email addy from him drh
ElayneToo: Do I want to know what a "volcano bag" is, Cat?
Dr. Headphones: i invited him and another non-FST friend here, but not sure if they will come or not. beesnspiders the other night was fred
ElayneToo: Yes, Dr. H, thanks so much.
doctec: i raise a vodka tonic in his honor (i'm drinking it now :-) )
cease: a volcano is a kind of vapourizer, shaped like a volcano
Dr. Headphones: only a coke here (no rum) but i'll raise it also
ElayneToo: Oh dear, under the weather? Please take care of yourself!!
cease: does anyone remember when klok first joined chat?
cease: elayne you would be the only one here from the beginning but he came a few years later
Bambi: ah, cool, didn't realize beesnspiders was fred.
Bunnyboy: I'm on Mary's laptop tonite, so no access to the CNI feed. I'm defragging my hard drive. I'm sure klok would approve.
Dr. Headphones: no, i tried to figure it out today, but couldn't come up with a year even
doctec: i'd have to say it was some time in the general vicinity of 1999 - maybe earlier?
ElayneToo: Yes, but my short-term memory is impaired. And not just at the moment.
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Elayne - dead from The Plague
||||||||| adam - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: you started in what, 97 doc?
Tweeny: oh, oh
ElayneToo: Hang on... be right back...
||||||||| ElayneToo leaves at 12:10 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Catherwood leads Elayne in through the front door at 12:10 AM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dr. Headphones: fred isn't a fan of FST or of chatting, but wanted to glean info if we had it.
Elayne: There, that's better.
cease: do we have any info?
Elayne: I could probably search through my old Outlook emails from when my Verizon account was actually still working, that might provide a clue...
Dr. Headphones: i think i started about '95 or so, but can't be sure without checking weekly logs from way back
doctec: yeah cat that sounds right - it was dec 1996 that i met elayne in person at the world trade center
Rotonoto: how'd he come up with "beesnspiders", then?
Dr. Headphones: roto, not sure. he did not tell me
Tweeny: What I sent you cat includes one from the 4th, the day before. He was cutting his lawn.
doctec: not long after that i'd pop over to her place and do the chat thing with her on her pc in a tag team configuration
Bunnyboy: Lost Weekend?
cease: thanks, tween
Dr. Headphones: ok, if you aren't listening to the CNI feed, clem says a tribute after the benediction, which is now in progress
Elayne: The first email I have from him is from late '01.
doctec: it seems to me that it was only a couple or maybe three years later that klok found the chat group and started joining in
cease: i think we chatted when you came to vancouver, el. that was 95 i think
Elayne: By that point you were already in touch with him, Tom.
cease: of this is great, ah clem
Bambi: I have the Russian Tea Howto ... and we can always cue up the skybird bambi/klok piece after we switch back to automation tonight ... that is on the server.
doctec: i'll have to check my email archives - my dr. memory module has been known to flip a bit at times
Dr. Headphones: i seriously considered buying him a samovar once, but he told me that it would make way too much for just him, go to waste
Elayne: I no longer have anything from my firehead@panix.com days...
Bambi: it's great to hear Klok's voice regardless Clem :-)
Rotonoto: klok was one of the original few I first chatted with on the IRC thing, probably in 99 or so- Doc was another, and kend a third...
cease: ive heard so little of it
Rotonoto: not to mention the Tiny Doctor...
cease: oh irc. that thing kept cutting on and off like a crazy monkey
Elayne: Is there a way of accessing the IRC archive? IS there an IRC archive?
Dr. Headphones: yeah, that irc thing was fun (tongue in cheek) at times, wasn't it?
Bunnyboy: I do believe it is a comfort to have audio recordings of passed-on friends. I've been fortunate enough to glean a few clips of some of my late pals.
Dr. Headphones: e: i believe they are archived on google groups?
cease: they msut be somewhere, el
Elayne: Hang on, let me check...
doctec: the earliest email record i have from brian is 1/25/1999
Rotonoto: E: you can sure get old IRC chats sorta 'randomly' by Googling, tons in there, I had a 700+ hit on recent search
cease: yes i remember his voice claling into the show when it was in michigan
cease: and he always would
doctec: his email addy in 1999 was bconverse@ids.net
Honey : wherever he may be i am sure he is tuned in and this send off and memorial is sending him on his way with Love I hadn't known him long, nor most of you either, but I am a better person for knowing him and all of you, without a doubt
Elayne: By golly, Dr. H, you're right!
Dr. Headphones: he was one of the few online friends i met in person, most remain electronic only.
Elayne: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre/search?group=alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre&q=klok&qt_g=1&searchnow=Search+this+group
Bunnyboy: Honey: Ditto, kiddo.
Dr. Headphones: e: i'm not always right, but i'm *NEVER* wrong ;)
Tweeny: I loved the comment someone made that he's probably getting God to convert to Linux lol...
cease: yes i regret not meeting him when i was east last may
ah,clem: a fine thing to say Honey, very touching
Dr. Headphones: honey: he didn't have a mean bone in his body and would help you if he could on almost anything
Elayne: #fIRCign - those are all the IRC sessions, right? Sure looks like it.
Bunnyboy: Haw!
Honey : lol tween i have no doubt =)
Bambi: Yes, very true here too Honey ...
doctec: he also had a netscape addy - stephnfosterkane@netscape.net. earliest i have from this addy is 12/2001
Rotonoto: I thought I was wrong once...it was an error, however...
Bambi: LOL Tweeny ... you know, you may be right!
cease: were we still in irc in 00?
Dr. Headphones: cat, i believe so, but can't swear to it
Elayne: Through 2002, Cat.
cease: wow
doctec: e: 2002 sounds about right - that
Dr. Headphones: e: i'm not sure if searching for "klok" will work, i think it was actually klkwkdog, wasn't it?
doctec: that's when we cut over to westley's chat client
Elayne: The earliest participation I can see by Brian C (so far) was in February of '99.
cease: i've gotten so used to this much better chat
||||||||| llanwydd steps in at 12:21 AM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Dr. Headphones: praise grid and merlyn for this chat page!
llanwydd: very sad news
doctec: try klokwkdog and stephenfosterkane
cease: llan
Dr. Headphones: hey llan
Bunnyboy: lo llan
Tweeny: Evenin' LL
Honey : hello LLan
doctec: hey ll
doctec: what the ll
Rotonoto: t'anks to Brian W. for putting this great venue together for the group
doctec -)
cease: indeed, roto
Bambi: hi llanwydd
Elayne: February 11, '99 chat: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre/browse_thread/thread/107b7a823643d736/7da4173658e2dabc?lnk=gst&q=klok&rnum=70#7da4173658e2dabc
llanwydd: I got an IM from Stones this afternoon. he had just heard from bambi
Elayne: Hey Llan
Elayne: Lew's all over that chat too.
Honey : yes, llan...he called me to let me know and to let me know about this memorial wake and send off
||||||||| Catherwood leads Merlyn into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, grumbles something about 12:23 AM, then departs.
Merlyn: hey there
Honey : hi merlyn
Dr. Headphones: gm, merlyn
Bunnyboy: hiya Merlyn
doctec: hey merl
llanwydd: good evening merl
cease: merl
Tweeny: Hi Merlyn...
cease: tiny refers to klok as "my guru"
cease: but it osunds like klok had been there before
Bambi: hey Merlyn
Dr. Headphones: i do not recall if he started with a different nom de guerre
Elayne: Earliest seems to be the chat from 1/7/99 (I should "sort by date" more often).
doctec: we were just reminiscing as to when klok first showed up in chat ... i have emails from him dating back to Jan 99, elayne found an IRC chat session in Google Groups from Feb 99
Elayne: Here's the link:http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre/browse_thread/thread/73fdc8d1153e3ebc/e6fb11d5622a744f?lnk=gst&q=klok&rnum=477#e6fb11d5622a744f
ah,clem: sorry about that, xmms misunderstood my mouse click
doctec: make that Jan 99 also
llanwydd: klok had me on his email list. I used to look at them and then delete. I wish I had saved at least one.
doctec: that sounds about right - thing is though, i know we didn't start posting the chats to the group until they had been going on for a few years so he may have shown up earlier than '99
Elayne: Participants were Lew, Tom, HNN, Ken D, "LgrAxhandl" whoever that was, Cat, me...
Dr. Headphones: llan: i rarely save incoming emails either. but i never reset the option to save sent stuff, so i have lots of replies to him
Bambi: I will miss getting all the emails from Klok everyday ... maybe we should ask doctec to forward an email a day from Klok from his archive ;-)
Elayne: Or maybe Google Groups doesn't go further back than '99.
doctec: luger axehandle was bill johnson, from texas - his voice graces red shift
Dr. Headphones: lgraxhandl was the guy from texas who was in "chain saw massacre"
Bunnyboy: lgr was Bill...Thompson, was it?
Rotonoto: I have tons of emails from klok- am compulsive string saver :)
Tweeny: I have emails where Klok describes his condition just before he left us. Happy to forward to whoever wants them...
doctec: tween: please fwd thanks
Tweeny: You've got 'em Doc.
doctec: i too am an inveterate packrat re email
llanwydd: what did he die of, tween?
Bunnyboy: Oh, yeah! Bill Johnson did Mao in RED SHIFT. Killer voice, rilly.
Elayne: Tween, I'll look at 'em when we visit Doc next Saturday.
Tweeny: Don't know for sure. It was complicated, although he describes pain in his arm.
Bambi: ok, cool...maybe roto can join in and we will get two emails from klok a day ... thanks Roto for reminding me ;-)
cease: luger indeed. great job on that
doctec: ok thx
Dr. Headphones: tween: reading between the lines, it almost looks as if he had a heart attack. i'm no doctor, just my take on what i read there
doctec: my brain used to have a 13th floor, but....
llanwydd: sounds like a circulation problem. I had an uncle who died from that
Bambi: me too ... I even have some email that was encrypted using my old enigma key that I can't read now. ;-)
doctec: heart failure is my take as well dr. h.
Rotonoto: that's just what I was guessing, ken
Dr. Headphones: bambi: i got one of those from him about every month, "just testing"
doctec: i have many old keys that are enigmas to me now (*what* door was this for...?)
Bunnyboy: I didn't even get to tell klok that I got my first dongle this week.
Dr. Headphones: bun: penicillin will cure that ;)
Elayne: I'm glad I have a heart Dr. and am taking medication...
Rotonoto: a key wrapped in a enema?
Tweeny: The endless enigma...
llanwydd: dongle? I don't want to know
doctec: sounds like a title for a third grade book report: "my first dongle"...
Honey : dongle sounds irish
doctec: a key wrapped in plastic
Tweeny: He was trying to self-medicate with OTC medication. Oh well...
llanwydd: donagal
Bunnyboy: Reader's Digest, 57 in a series: I AM JOE'S DONGLE.
Tweeny: Had to use a dongle with my C-64 to run a database program.
cease: this sounds just like his emails
Bambi: great pieces clem .. great idea
Tweeny: Indeed...
Honey : indeed clem thank you
ah,clem: thought it was the least I could do
Merlyn: I'll add this chat to the regular archives too
Bunnyboy: My Tascam GVI requires a dongle.
cease: good work, merl
Honey : excellent idea merlyn
Rotonoto: Thanks!
doctec: klok was so amazingly thorough, and his explanations of arcane technical stuff were always clear and easy to follow
Dr. Headphones: yes, merl, and it will be appreciated
cease: true, doc
doctec: thanx merl
Bambi: thanks Merlyn :-)
Rotonoto: he was coaching me on some networking issues, as I'm early, early along that curve
Tweeny: Thorough doesn't begin to describe it lol
Dr. Headphones: doc: i can't tell you how many times i wanted a "yes" or "no" from him and got back a complete encyclopedic article from him (with footnotes) on the subject
Rotonoto: ken: LOL! so true...
Tweeny: Morte like accessing the National Archives. Loved that about him.
ah,clem: if you need any networking help, I'd be glad to try to help, Dave
doctec: dr.h.: that's what we loved about him - always more information than you needed, but damn if you didn't admire him for it
llanwydd: it took me the longest time to equate his name with the "clockwork dog, Toto" which I was already familiar with
cease: that was my experience too
doctec: he had the tech sh*t down!
Bambi: very true doc. I could always hear him talking on the phone in my mind when he wrote discriptions or expounded on something in email. It translated so well between email and phone call in my mind because he was great at descriptions and research.
Elayne: That he did, Tom.
Bunnyboy: Except he wasn't hideous.
Elayne: Way, way over my head. But then, so are you. :)
Rotonoto: clem- thanks! Will have a few questions in time (very basic newbie stuff)
llanwydd: LOL
doctec: anytime someone tells me how good a handle i have on tech stuff, i think of klok and say "yeah, sure..."
Tweeny: lol
Bambi: lol
Dr. Headphones: does anyone know what he did? was he on disability or early retirement? i never asked, he never told
Tweeny: And it was just computers & OSs. Lots of scientific knowledge to boot.
Tweeny: wasn't
cease: i assumed it had somethig to do with tech
doctec: i was under the impression he was on disability
Dr. Headphones: i know he had that telecommuting job for a while
doctec: he worked for 2-3 years at oxford tech in monroe
llanwydd: I wrote a very brief and respectful obituary at bobsbrazerkoloung, my yahoo group
doctec: but before and after that gig i recall him telling me he was on disability
Tweeny: You would have thought that'd give him access to health care, though Doc.
llanwydd: because I know we have some members in common
Dr. Headphones: yeah, tween, that's what i wondered
Honey : i belive he spoke with stones recently about his life as did hemlock in a return email to him perhaps he might have a bit to share about his last emails from Klok
Dr. Headphones: llan: i believe i'm on that group list, but don't recall getting anything for a while. maybe i have it filtered to the wrong place and haven't checked for a while?
doctec: oh, and let's not forget his political stance - that's certainly one area in which he and i (and most of the rest of us chatters i expect) saw eye to eye on most everything
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and otonotoR plummets into the garden at 12:39 AM.
Bambi: didn't he did some patent work too> ... would have to go through all the emails to find out for sure and I can't open email while streaming.
otonotoR: dialup ISP dumped me
llanwydd: you're still in the group, kend. I wouldn't kick you out
doctec: i'd get an email from him with a link to a ny times article and think "damn, yeah, i read that too..."
Tweeny: Yes, his political knowledge and attitude was welcome as well.
cease: indeed, doc
Elayne: Tom, are you in charge of the photos at the bottom of the chat log? Brian's should be updated in the same manner as Lew's.
llanwydd: you actually joined long before the group was handed over to me
Dr. Headphones: oh, he loved sharing nytimes articles!
cease: indeed, el
doctec: merl set that up in his php script, but i suspect i could figure out what needs to be updated
Tweeny: And The Register
otonotoR: he was an electronics design engineer, perhaps? used to live in my area in mid 70's
Tweeny: Wouldn't have known about the Register otherwise.
otonotoR: that's what I remember, we talked shop a lot about hardware stuff
doctec: merl: should i make changes in chat2 first?
Dr. Headphones: roto: i know when he was in air force/army/whatever, he worked with radar and/or microwaves
Tweeny: He sure had the knowledge for it Roto.
Bambi: that's for sure and scientific articles and articles from the register (UK)
llanwydd: I think I've passed through his hometown. that's where URI is isn't it?
Elayne: He seemed to have the knowledge for just about anything.
llanwydd: university of rhode island
Tweeny: And if he didn't know, he'd find out and get back to you in 10 minutes ;-)
Bunnyboy: Roto is reverse-engineered
llanwydd: I used to listen to the college radio station when I lived in RI
Dr. Headphones: not sure, llan. i met him twice, but never went to his home or even that town
cease: did he have a radio show?
otonotoR: yeah, we hardware guys love to reverse engineer- heh!
cease: all i know of rhode island is that spaulding gray and klok were from there
llanwydd: not that I know. I mean I used to listen to the URI station
cease: that makes it already better than most other places
Dr. Headphones: klok merely lived there now, he was from north carolina
Bunnyboy: I officially have too much digital media. The DVD trove is cycling just under 800 titles.
Honey : and rhode island red chickens come from there or so i am led to believe
otonotoR: if someone kicks Roto, I assume his ID, cash in all my Multiple Identity Stamps...
Dr. Headphones: honey, don't be so sure, since panama hats are made in ecuador
llanwydd: some of my very best friends live in RI
cease: are yo going to get rid of some, bun?
Dr. Headphones: klok mentioned me here? how nice!
cease: inhdeed, kend
Honey : i will remember that all i have ever learned is wrong Dr thanks
Bunnyboy: cat: (as Charlton Heston) From my cold, dead hands!
doctec: you say ROUT-er, i say ROOT-er...
cease: yes, and he'll continue to mention you forever in these archived chats, etc
llanwydd: I'm taping Monty Pathos or whatever it's called
cease: rooter computer
otonotoR: ..
cease: north carolina?
doctec: "worms in a bait bucket" ... lol!
Bunnyboy: Universal just announced a complete Season One set of SNL, streeting 12/5.
Tweeny: Well, all I can say is that I've enjoyed all your company in the couple of years I've been here, and I had a great rapport with Klok which will be sorely missed.
cease: so did we all, tween
llanwydd: we will all miss klok for sure
llanwydd: he sure was a quick wit wasn't he
Tweeny: Klok, wherever you are, I hope you're happy and have lots of fun stuff to investigate.
Tweeny: Nite all...
Bambi: Klok, will also always be thankfully and fondly remembered for helping me to remember to say, ROYters for reuters. ...
doctec: an amazing guy to be ure
||||||||| "12:48 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Tweeny, who then dashes out through the french doors and down through the garden.
Dr. Headphones: later, tween
Honey : goodnight tween
doctec: i'm glad i had the chance to meet him in person, even if only twice
Bunnyboy: nite tween
Bambi: night Tweeny :-)
cease: tween
Dr. Headphones: yes, doc, and one of those times i was privileged to be there also
doctec: merl is updating the rogues gallery
Elayne: I'd say goodnight to him but he's already logged off...
||||||||| It's 12:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rotonoto - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
cease: roto
llanwydd: I knew merl would do that
doctec: yep drh - i will keep looking for those photos, i know i have them in one of my backups - this summer i managed to get all my old dat tape backups restored and archived to dvd for easier access, they're in there somewhere
Dr. Headphones: i know i have them on an older computer, will have to fire it up sometime soon and search
doctec: drh, do you remember approximately when the four of us (you, klok, lili and i) met up in mystic?
Elayne: Is there a way of getting to the Rogue's Gallery via direct link, or do you have to go to the last chat log?
Bunnyboy: You east-coasters are stalwart folks. I've been up past my bedtime 3 nights this week, and it wiped me out.
doctec: (i was so disappointed that there was no hamburger all over the highway...)
Dr. Headphones: 2000 or 2001 is the best i can come up with right now
Elayne: My husband let me sleep till 9 this morning whilst he dealt with the cats, so I'm still doing pretty well.
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and intones "Presenting 'LiliLamont', just granted probation at 12:52 AM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dr. Headphones: miz lili!
Elayne: Hi Lili!
doctec: e: it's a template file that merl's script merged in with the html of saved logs
Bunnyboy: lo Lili
cease: hi lili
llanwydd: evening lil
Bunnyboy: Hi Lo
Honey : hi lili
doctec: thanx drh, that will help me in my search
Elayne: Thanks Tom. Lili, did Tom mention our visit next Saturday? I wanted to make sure that was all right with you. :)
LiliLamont: Hi, all. I'm such a bum. I fell asleep. Good to see you all here.
doctec: yes i did e
Bambi: hi Lili!
Merlyn: hey lil
Elayne: Is there anything we can bring?
ah,clem: ...
doctec: sushi, leafing ikea - a full day is on tap!
LiliLamont: Hi, Bambi! Good to see you here.
Bunnyboy: Let me tell y'all, The Who still got it goin' on.
Dr. Headphones: e: take brown paper bags of unmarked bills.... they are always welcomed :)
Elayne: Hang on, Ikea??? :)
otonotoR: painful to read klok's last few emails- he had something odd there that was hammering him
Elayne: Dr. H, that brown-shoed square made off with 'em in the dead of night.
doctec: e: didn't you say robin wanted to go to ikea in new haven?
llanwydd: they can keep it to themselves. never liked them
Bambi: thanks Lili
otonotoR: not at all like classic heart attack symptoms
cease: you see the who, bun?
llanwydd: I mean the who
LiliLamont: Hi, Elayne. Yep, Tom let me know that you will be here and I'm looking forward to it. The colors should be gorgeous, and your timing is good because it's a week before my surgery. I trust Tom let you know about that.
cease: i hear the stones are playing seattle next week
cease: its geezers on parade
Elayne: Yeah, Tom, that's his way of saying he wants to see the foliage on the Merritt.
Bunnyboy: cat: In 1982, and last Wednesday.
doctec: lili: no i didn't mention that
Dr. Headphones: i saw the stones once live. never again. what a madhouse that was!
Elayne: Indeed, Lili. Whatever's not too taxing for you!!
doctec: but i knew it was good timing tho
cease: their show in van got a good reveiw
cease: did they play bab o'reilly?
doctec: (lili: i did let them know you've been under the weather lately)
Bunnyboy: cat: They played KeyArena, skipping distance from the Bagley Wright, where we all saw the FST in 1999.
llanwydd: they'll never quit. they'll be zooming across the stage in wheelchairs before long
cease: get over the weather soon, lili
Merlyn: Any ideas for klok's caption? Tiny Dr. Tim has "Rest In Peace, Dear Friend"
Elayne: Especially considering Klok, I'm very keen now on seeing people dear to me. I know it's probably gushy and sentimental and all, but that's how I react to such things.
Dr. Headphones: cat, if you're talking to me, by the time the main act got on stage, i was SO high i don't know what they played....
Bunnyboy: cat: Oh, yeah.
Honey : cat, "old geezer concerts" help them to pay medical bills etc what a drag it is gettin' old
Dr. Headphones: damn, he mentioned me again....
Bunnyboy: Merl: how bout 404 - Not Found, Not Forgotten.
LiliLamont: Oh! Okay, I thought Doc might have mentioned that. I'm trying to wrap up the last phase of my reconstruction and that will involve reduction on one side before the reconstructed side is finished. It will be about a 4 to 6 week recovery, with the usual inconveniences and lots of percoset.
Elayne: Oh, that's really good, Bunnyboy...
cease: yes it was great seeing you again last year el
doctec: lili: e is looking fwd to meeting the kitties
Dr. Headphones: yeah, good idea, bun
Elayne: Definitely something on the techie end to memorialize him.
Elayne: Was it last year already, Cat? I thought it was this year... goodness...
otonotoR: 404- Not FOund, but Not Forgotten
cease: year and a half ago
Elayne: Oh yes, Lili, they're all full-grown now, aren't they?!
cease: time zips along
llanwydd: I was already thinking of that merl. perhaps klok could share a space with dr. tim: dear friends.
doctec: roto: that's good
cease: they were babies when i saw them
cease: i agree with llan
doctec: they are 18 months old now - we still think of them as little kids tho
cease: roto, excellent
Elayne: I'm inclined toward what Roto and Bunnyboy suggested.
otonotoR: t'anks, doc...
LiliLamont: Does anyone know the actual cause of death? Hate to sound indelicate, but Doc and I were talking about this earlier and I told him that he's lucky he has me nagging him about getting checkups.
cease: mine are almost 3 and we sitll call them the babies
otonotoR: and my suggestion- publish online a few of his classic emails as a memorial
cease: he is indeed, lili, and you're equally lucky i'm sure
Dr. Headphones: doc: my youngest kitty is about that age. he knows he's not a kitten still, but he's not an adult yet either. that sillly age
llanwydd: what did they suggest? It's off the page now, and I'm still haing a little trouble with my msntv2
LiliLamont: Elayne, those cats are too cute for their own good. They are irresistable.
cease: you are full of good ideas tonight, roto
Elayne: Yes, they could be linked two from the caption.
doctec: ...and i'm lucky i came through my physical with flying colors
llanwydd: having
otonotoR: Lili- I read his last few emails, he shoulda seen an MD, had some wierd stuff going on
otonotoR: not just like classical heart attack symptoms (referred pain in L. arm)
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 1 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Elayne: Well, I lasted an hour here, that's pretty good for me lately. Going to rest the ankle (and the rest of me) now...
doctec: bp 110/70, cholesterol 130, hdl 70, ldl 44 - all good numbers
cease: i was visitng my friend steve huddart in montreal a few days ago and they still have their cats. i assumed they were kittens though i know them from when they lved here. now they're 15
Elayne: See you Thursday, dear friends. I want to try to make as many chats as I can now.
llanwydd: I'm thinking it sounds like a circulation problem. I've heard of similar symptoms
Dr. Headphones: so long, e
cease: thakns for ocming by, el
doctec: ok e, see you next week
Honey : goodnight elayne rest well
Merlyn: see ya E
Elayne: Thanks to Tom & co. for letting me know.
Bunnyboy: nite El. Be well!
||||||||| At 1:01 AM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, Elayne!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
cease: get better soon
otonotoR: bye, E.
LiliLamont: Roto: That's precisely what I thought. Unfortunately, statistically, men are much worse about seeking medical advice. Women pay much more attention to their symptoms, which may contribute to their longevity.
Bambi: yes, very true Roto ... unfortunately, he didn't get there and doing his yard the day or two before hand...left him physically wiped and allergy assaulted more than usual.
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 1:02 AM and Rotonoto steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Dr. Headphones: i agree, lili. i haven't had a real physical in many years and really should
Rotonoto: tap tap tap- is this thing on?
llanwydd: not me, I'm a hypochondriac
Dr. Headphones: i get the trucker's physical every other year but if you can see and hear and pee in the cup, you pass
llanwydd: I never fail to seek medical help
cease: my daughter was a hypochondriac. didnt do her any good
Dr. Headphones: llan: you're the rarity among males, then
Rotonoto: Lili: sad but very true (I'm an exception, I suppose)
LiliLamont: BTW, I sent a brief note to Phil letting him know about Brian. I wasn't sure if he would join us this evening, but I thought he should know.
doctec: i'm a virgo, and virgos are known to be hypochondriacs - i don't obsess over every little chink in my physical armor but i do take note of it and act on it if it is warranted
cease: was there an answer on what happened to klok? yard work?
otonotoR: (cashing in Multiple Identity stamps)
llanwydd: that's funny doc. I'm sep 5
LiliLamont: Yeah, right, Doc. Especially if I badger you. Badger, badger, badger...
Merlyn: Here's the new rogue's gallery - Klok's link doesn't work yet, it'll be tonight's chat
cease: good idea lili. i was going to do that but figured someone else already had
doctec: lland: i'm 9/3/54
||||||||| "1:05 AM? I'm late!" exclaims otonotoR, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
Merlyn: http://www.firesigntheatrelegacy.com/chat/logs/foo.html
llanwydd: us down to earth earthsigns
Honey is a diabetic and has heart problems herself so sees her hindu doc and cardiologist often sheesh i just had a deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism so yeah seein the doc to often for comfort, for me
doctec: badgers? we don' need no stinking badgers!
Rotonoto: ..
Dr. Headphones: cat: we may not know unless there is an autopsy and one of us can find out about it
Honey : lol doc
doctec: hopefully we'll get some news from brian's friend fred
Dr. Headphones: yes, merl, very nice work
Merlyn: A few days ago I nearly choked on rice-a-roni
llanwydd: who found klok?
llanwydd: anyone we know?
Bambi: lol
Dr. Headphones: doc: i did write him again and ask about family phone/address etc., to express my condolences
doctec: i'd also like to know if there will be a memorial service or anything (rhode island is within driving distance)
Dr. Headphones: llan: not sure
doctec: also some kind of memorial fund
Merlyn: really - before I nearly choked on a piece of steak, but I didn't think wolfing down rice-a-roni could get stuck in my throat
Dr. Headphones: i won't waste money on flowers, but would contribute to fund for a good cause in his name
doctec: merl: that's both frightening and oddly humorous
doctec: drh: i'm with you on that!
Dr. Headphones: it's the san francisco treat, so try suing someone there ;)
cease: does he have a family thats been notified? i guess so by now
doctec: the san francisco tort?
LiliLamont: Hey, with the anti cancer med I'm on, I have to be alert to deep vein thrombosis. A little over a month ago I fell on my sidewalk (damn branches!) and skinned my knee. No biggie, except that the pain, swelling, and discoloration traveled down to my ankle during the subsequent two weeks will Tom and I were traveling to Chicago. When I got back, I called the VA women's clinic and they told me to go to the ER and they did an ultrasound to check for clots. I felt a little foolish, but they said I did the right thing going in.
Merlyn: is Stones going to be back here his time, or Catherwood time?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 1:09 AM"
Dr. Headphones: doc, that reminds me of one of the funniest headlines i ever read. local prison inmate sued over pop-tart that didn't have filling. he lost. headline: "pop tart tort proves fruitless"
cease: good for you, lili
doctec: drh: lol - that's great
llanwydd: I'm not sure if stones even knows about this
Honey : yes he does, llan
Rotonoto: fruitless indeed- heh!
llanwydd: he's not feeling too well himself
Merlyn: yes llan, he left a note in the log tonight
LiliLamont: Cat: It sucks getting old. I'm trying to figure out what happened to all my energy.
Honey : he called me saturday to let me know
doctec: i think hemlock was in on the thread and yes, he left a note in the log
Rotonoto: knows? he suggested it, I believe (?)
Merlyn: but I think he's west coast, so 2 more hours
cease: my parents are in dreadful shape but mentally so deteriorated they dont relaly know it
Bunnyboy: con flarned lap top
Bambi: yes, Stones definitely knows...as a matter of fact, it was his email response that suggested we meet here tonight at midnight ET. ;-)
Dr. Headphones: i'm getting old, but most of the time i still feel young. not young like the youth of today, but young like i was in my 20s. does that make sense?
Honey : i dont know why he isnt here
Rotonoto: absolutely, ken
cease: hanging out with people of that nature makes one seem amazingly youthful
LiliLamont: I'm surprise he's not here, unless he's a sleepy headed wuss like me.
doctec: my body tells me i'm certainly over 40, my mind still thinks i'm 30
llanwydd: stones has been taking anti-pain meds so he may have fallen asleep
Honey : he isnt feeling well himself perhaps he could be sleeping
Bambi: yes, it does Ken
Honey : i know he had told me he wanted to be here and we synchronized time zones
LiliLamont: Cat: Are you parents both at the same stage of dementia?
cease: he has much to recover from
llanwydd: it's pretty late in england
Merlyn: I saw "The Conversation" for the first time in Scotland
llanwydd: or too early depending how you look at it
Honey : 6am
cease: he seems the saner one as she is voluble but just babbles about nonsense
Honey : in northern england right now
Rotonoto: (Nillson sings) "Are you sleeeeping, can you heeeeeear me....?"
doctec: i loved it when he ripped open those bagpipes
cease: but they can still commuincarte ok with the staff so that's all they need
Merlyn: was at a theatre midnight show or something
cease: lol doc
Rotonoto: that movie made big impression on me, so many intense scenes, playing the sax at the end...
cease: i just saw if to the first time recently .rented the dvd after i read the book by the editor
cease: doc knows that book. now, its a flick!
doctec: great book. great flick.
Dr. Headphones: let me recommend "it can't happen here" by sinclair lewis to everyone.
Bambi: oh, Klok, I forgot you were talking about WGA in Windows at the beginning of the WGA fiasco.
LiliLamont: Cat: Well, that's something. Depending upon the kind of dementia, they could go on a while. My mother had Alzheimer's and the three stages were pretty sharply delineated.
cease: youve sen it already, doc? it jsut played our film festival, Murch! the Movie
cease: yes i read it long ago, kend. still precient
Dr. Headphones: FDR loses 2nd election to populist who institutes "corporatism" and the US becomes a fascist state
llanwydd: dammit, can't even get tired on my own. got to take ambien again
doctec: oh sorry cat, was confused. no, haven't seen murch flick yet
doctec: but if it's anywhere near as good as the book, it's a must-see.
Rotonoto: hey- that's already happened, ken! ;)
cease: the house doc gave her apill for alzheimers but the clinic doc i take them to sez the drugs they're on now for "consciousness" only work for 18 monthes
cease: and he's been on his longer than that
Honey : have your gnomes left you llan? or are they still hangin with ya while on the ambien??
Rotonoto: red pill, blue pill...
llanwydd: I'm sure I'll be seeing the gnomes in a few minutes
Honey : meh, roto hand me both
cease: at least klok died in full possession of his intellect
cease: a beacon it was to us all
Bunnyboy: Well, I better get these dogs to bed. As aforementioned, I'll be outside of chat until about December 14, because of my Audio Production classes. Stay well, everyone!
llanwydd: that was apparent, cat
Dr. Headphones: cat: yes, that's how i want to go
Rotonoto: they got mixed in with the M&M's, it wuz a real mess fo' a while there...
Dr. Headphones: good luck and good night, bun
Merlyn: ok see you in a month bboy
Honey : well if you see my lost gnome he is is the one covering his eyes from the sun like an indian tell him hello and i miss him, please llan
cease: good luck with class, bun
Bambi: yes, very true Cat ...
llanwydd: nite bb
Rotonoto: woof! later, bb...
llanwydd: lol hon
Honey : nite bun
doctec: nite bun and good luck with class
llanwydd: I have to say, hon, stones and myself had a laughing fit on IM last night. maybe stones is worn out from that
Rotonoto: is it contagious, this laughing?
Honey : we all did =) a concept cd deadicate it to klok, llan
llanwydd: sounds like a good idea hon
Rotonoto: radioactive chorus girl releases concept CD to wide aclaim...
||||||||| "1:22 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Bunnyboy, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
Dr. Headphones: dear friends, the yawns (not the yaws) have attacked me so i believe i'll call it a night. vaya con dios, klok....
cease: ah clem
Rotonoto: little Bobby Bunny, ten year old, have tough little concept for you...
cease: off you go, kend
doctec: i apologize for not being aware that klok had made so many recordings for jim & fran's show - they are great
Honey : that bunny's exit was appropriate down the rabbit hole nite dr.
Rotonoto: vaya con stereoso, Dr. Phones...
LiliLamont: Sorry, stepped away for a moment. It looks like folks are turning in for the night.
llanwydd: nite kend
doctec: we're all of these recordings played on jim & fran's show at one time or another?
llanwydd: never even heard of jim and fran
doctec: cni radio
llanwydd: aha
Rotonoto: how about Betty Joe Bialoski?
LiliLamont: Oh, good! so there is an audio history, so to speak, of Brian. He should be happy to know that he is not forgotton.
doctec: (jim & fran = bambi & ah clem)
llanwydd: LOL
LiliLamont: Or the other way around.
Rotonoto: Audrey Farber?
doctec: lili: i am capturing all of them in cool edit now
llanwydd: oh so that's who they are
cease: oh, klok is back
cease: klok wasnt in red shift, was he?
llanwydd: now that I think of it I remember bambi mentioning a Jimmy Lee
LiliLamont: And that's why I hang out with you, Doc. You audio god, you.
Bambi: OK, we redialed ... and stream is back
doctec: cat: no i don't think so
cease: i should do a new play, and use klok's voice for something in it
Honey : yes!
cease: just as i have tiny in red shift and that came out after his death
Bambi: that would be great Cat
LiliLamont: Gee, cat, I hope I won't have to die before I'm in one of you plays.
LiliLamont: your plays
cease: you'll be in the klok one, lili
cease: only you'll still be alive
LiliLamont: That would be great.
cease: llan too
doctec: did klok have you download his verbal missives in mp3 format or did he send them to you on cds?
doctec: (that question's for bambi)
LiliLamont: I hope I will be, because my "other side" voice is a little.. uh... creepy.
llanwydd: happy to hear it cat
cease: bambi you and ah clem can be in it to, if you like
||||||||| It's 1:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dr. Headphones - dead from measles
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Bambi: he encoded them in 16kb/sec mp3 and emailed them to Clem/JimmyLee each week
Bambi: that would be fun Cat
llanwydd: know what your next play will be, cat? have a plot?
cease: that means you have a lot
ah,clem: he sent these to me in email Doc
ah,clem: for the JL&Bam show
cease: i wnat to listen to as much klok as i can and see what evolves from that
doctec: ah thanks - 16kb/sec, 11khz right?
llanwydd: sounds cool
LiliLamont: I here Doc yawning, and he's upstairs. I'm beginning to flag, too.
doctec: yeah, i'm fading fast
doctec: i'll just let cool edit keep recording
LiliLamont: BTW, is Kahlo in?
Bambi: actually it may be 24/11 mono ... can't remember for sure ... Clem would know
cease: ok doc. i'll have the rest of france for you tomorrow, maybe barcelona too
llanwydd: don't know kahlo
doctec: it's great hearing him expound on all this tech stuff
doctec: thanx cat
llanwydd: I know monty kahlo
cease: indeed
LiliLamont: That's our huge cat. The only one that is allowed outside. He weights about 19 pounds and looks like a small panther.
llanwydd: cool
doctec: lili: i don't know, i didn't let him out after dark
Bambi: actually they are .ogg files mainly 16/24 mono, Clem said to keep it down for email size to us (on dialup)
llanwydd: my sister had a cat like that. an angora. lived to be 16
Honey : fading here also, i hope stones didnt set his clock for midnight my time i know he will want to read the archive, since he couldnt be here for whatever reason, hopefully healing sleep
LiliLamont: OK, good. I'll check the bedroom.
doctec: kahlo is not upstairs on the bed....
cease: indeed
LiliLamont: I'll look outside.
doctec: if he's not outside, then he's in one of his indoor hiding places
llanwydd: open a can of tuna. he'll come running
doctec: i'd have to get an ogg vocoder - is mp3 acceptable (16kbit/11khz)?
doctec: not VOcoder, ENcoder
Bambi: our Root cat has many secret hiding places too lol
doctec: (i've got vocoding on my mind)
LiliLamont: He was out. He's back in now. We can sleep!
doctec: lili: yaaaaaaaay
Merlyn: how about a vododeododacoder?
Bambi: 16/11 or as high as 24 but in mono, an mp3 is preferred actually, although ogg will work too.
LiliLamont: Okay, gang, I'm going to take my nighttime drugs and get some sleep. It was good being part of this tonight.
doctec: klok is talking about "mad dog" stuff - i have three of their external hard drive usb enclosures, they are very well made
llanwydd: good to see you again lili.
Honey offers up a pipe and smoke to send klok on his way and fades away with the smoke goodnight all you good people
cease: sleep well, lili
Bambi: have a great night Lili...so glad you could be a part of this tonight too.
cease: honey
LiliLamont: Tanx, ll. With any luck, Doc and I will be back next Thursday.
doctec: bambi: ok, i will assume jimmy will see the email i sent earlier re topic ideas. i'd like to take a crack at recording some of my own tech segments for your show
Bambi: night Honey ... great that you (and Stones) by proxy are a part of tonight's tribute as well.
LiliLamont: Thanks cease. Thanks, Bambi. Just like Mars, this group needs women!
Bambi: that would be wonderful doc!
llanwydd: I'm going to head out too. have to get up sometime tomorrow
Bambi: lol Lili :-)
LiliLamont: Good night, all.
cease: all you east coasters
cease: just like klok
||||||||| At 1:41 AM, LiliLamont runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Bambi: night llanwydd, glad you could be here too.
doctec: i'm really glad we could all get together for this little virtual wake ... and thanks j&f for running all these klok tech segments, they've really been wonderful to listen to tonight.
Bambi: it was great to have the email support earlier that Ken got going and we all contributed to in one way or another.
cease: indeed, doc
cease: kend is like klok in that respect
doctec: ok, nytol - or ambien, or sominex... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
doctec: "life is too short!"
cease: doc
||||||||| Catherwood says "1:43 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs doctec by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
Bambi: thanks doc I agree, so glad we could all be a part of this. It is our pleasure to contribute to it as Klok has done with CNI Radio and FST chat, and so much more.
Bambi: yes. I am going to go listen while laying down. need to stretch out. Great to see you all during this gathering to remember our Klok.
Rotonoto: ..
Rotonoto: Bozoette and I wish all a good night/good weekend, thanks for the get together...
cease: roto
Rotonoto: Thanks, Klok, Dear Friend...
||||||||| Rotonoto is thrown out the window just as the clock strikes 1:47 AM.
||||||||| It's 1:50 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Honey - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Merlyn: Looks like we're breaking up...
cease: looks like it
cease: did you contact austin?
cease: bambi said she did
cease: only firesign guy who would know klok
cease: guess we're gone now.
cease: and so we go
||||||||| cease leaves at 1:52 AM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Merlyn: oops, was on another window for a bit, cat. Yes, I told austin about it.
Merlyn: Bambi, you still there?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 2 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: Well, I'll listen to klok on CNI some more, but it looks like it's time to log out.
Merlyn: Hemlock, if you see this, we were all here....
||||||||| At 2:04 AM, Merlyn vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Hemlock Stones close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 2:17 AM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the vestibule.
||||||||| It's 2:29 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Stones - dead from the common cold
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Hemlock Stones inside, makes a note of the time (2:36 AM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Hemlock Stones: got the time wrong due to painkillers and overwork
Hemlock Stones: what a bummer, sorry klok
||||||||| Merlyn enters at 2:59 AM as Catherwood takes their hat and goat and runs off to the Hat Pack Annex.
Merlyn: Hey Hemlock, you still there?
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 3 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in at 3:04 AM, dragging Boney by one foot and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
Merlyn: Hey Boney
Merlyn: Clem is playing klok broadcasts
Boney: I read the notice in Elayne's blog
Boney: What was the cause of death? If I may ask
Merlyn: yeah, lots of people here tonight earlier
Merlyn: Not sure, he was feeling like bad allergies or something for a while
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "3:08 AM and late as usual, it's Johnny Piano, just back from Hellmouth."
Boney: Oh... Midnight Eastern time.
Merlyn: he actually mentioned that in the show playing now
Johnny Piano: Hey all, just got in from playing.
Merlyn: "Catherwood time"
||||||||| Catherwood walks right past Merlyn
Boney: At least three of the four or five crazy guys are in the Pacific Time zone, unless I'm wrong
Johnny Piano: I was flabbergasted to read the news this afternoon.
Boney: I read the news today oh boy
Merlyn: people were talking about how he was not responding to email the last couple of chats, too
ah,clem: gotta get some sleep, take care everyone
Merlyn: me too clem
Boney: Czeching out the log... brb
Boney: Nite clem, Merlyn
||||||||| "Hey ah,clem!" ... ah,clem turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 3:14 AM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Merlyn: Hemlock seems to not be connected
Boney: Catherwood, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, please
||||||||| Catherwood steps alongside Boney and says "oh, fuck off Boney!"
Boney: Taking it hard, Catherwood?
||||||||| Catherwood rushes over to Boney and inquires "Did you need me?"
Merlyn: Needs an adjective, Boney
Boney: Catherwood, give me a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
||||||||| Catherwood gives Boney a sierra nevada pale ale.
Merlyn: that's better
Boney: Merlyn, Johnny Piano
Merlyn: time to sleep, though...
Johnny Piano: cash cow=bovine bucks
Johnny Piano: cash cow=bovine bucks
||||||||| It's 3:20 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Hemlock Stones - dead from intense demonic possession
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Johnny Piano: RIP Klokwkdog...we hardly knew ye
||||||||| 3:20 AM -- Johnny Piano left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Boney: I never met him... I've neve met any of the Thursday Nite regulars in the flesh
Merlyn: G'nite folks
||||||||| "3:21 AM? I'm late!" exclaims Merlyn, who then hurries out through the french doors and down through the brambles.
Boney: never
||||||||| Catherwood says "3:21 AM, time for SOMEONE to leave!", grabs Boney by the collar and gives 'em the old bum's rush out the door
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 4 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 4:30 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Bambi - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 5:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

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