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    So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

    Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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  • marye
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    all the excitement last night
    seems to have been too much for the chat room, which is currently MIA. I've got a note in to the tech folks. Thank you!
  • GratefulJewels
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    See You In Chicago
    Where are the Florida DeahHeads? :) You know the saying "Maybe it was the roses"?
  • geomeister
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    Beta be betta
    yabba dabba dooo
  • marye
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    now in progress!
    the shakedown cruise/beta test of our new improved chat room. We're hoping it proves a bit more stable than the old one. Check it out and let us know how it's working for you. Thanks!
  • geomeister
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    Hey oh fine Ant- I take your chat and comment shenanigans with all good grace, well-being and twinkle of spirit, as I'm sure that's how you mean it. Perhaps I can match my mundane-ness and willy-nilly-but-never-chilly posting with yours...we will see, as we continue "...going down the road feeling baaaaddddd" (which is good). Tis a grateful day...be well...till later...gotta mine salt all day. G
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    How can i chill with these awesome stories! I am sorry. I type a character that is more colorful then he actually is) I love your stories, they are appreciated, as is your advice, tempo and beat. I promise I am calm/chill and relaxed as can be. I like to create an air of situation in words to break some of the mundane minutes of my day tis all. I take advantage of this internet and sometimes fill it with challenging/immature material, on purpose, but not with the intent to elicit anything negative. Though I could see how that could be. Chill I shall, as i patiently await the next chapter with baited text)
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    The Story continues, as chapter 1, etc...
    First off, Deadant, take a chill-pill, as I've got a few months to hammer away and tell you the story you so eloquently requested a few days ago(before the Seahawks crashed and burned in that wee little football game on Sunday); And Marye, thanks for putting up this pseudo-use-when-necessary-because-the-chat-line-crashes area...cause I think it might be a politically correct place to tell this story; I was bonafidely (new word, Deadant) starting to tell this story when the chat crashed twice...so if the story police are monitoring this bit of cyberspace, it is legal, necessary, and altogether appropriate to continue it here. DeadGeek said the chat crashes if you type too fast, or walk and chew gum at the same time, or whistle Dixie in Boston... PS, Any of you other Deadheads reading this story, start at the bottom where Deadant whines and work yourself up, or go take out the recycling or build a house of cards, cause this old deadhead might ramble on, just like the rose Jerry sang about. ....our story continues...25,000 deadheads roll into town, and where can they stay on this dusty mountainside...onsite, of course, but where does the band stay? In the Motel 6 at the corner? No, I think not...for they are Rock Stars! They gotta be cooler than that. How about a wilderness resort, run by hippies who stepped back in time back in the early early 70's and bought a bunch of land way out in the middle of no-where...Sure, that's the ticket. And the roads are winding dirt bumpy narrow and almost non-existent, so you can kiss the limousines goodby, as a long bed pick-up couldn't traverse those roads. I know, Jim said, let's helicopter them in and have them land over there, next to our tomato garden and corn-field. It'll be cool! And that, my friends is the beginning of how the Grateful Dead hooked up with some long time, laid back hippies, not ne'er-do-wells, but certainly some were nefarious but still kind folks, and started a catering company out of a couple of pot and pans with two or three world-class chefs who had found out about the mountain hide-away, took said catering company on the road with a bunch of dead-heads and hangers-on, and built a small but casual and friendly empire, called Avery Ranch catering, and catered to the good old Grateful Ded as their personal chefs for the next five plus years... Who is Jim you might ask, and what was Avery Ranch, and did they/we/I have fun, did the bus run well? Did Bobby really want 6 bottles of Montrachet' Chardonnay,1989, no other year, no other brand, did Jerry like hot-dogs, who wanted the Apple Pie the most? What about the mountain of M & Ms? And Nilla-Vanilla wafer at 2 AM, are you kidding me? Those stories may or not be told as others remember them, but for me, I gladly hopped on that bus and rode, drove, pushed, sang and danced my way along that ride for a good five years, and I'll share some of those with you if that's alright, just to pass some time while we wait for tickets....more later, ok? Peace...G
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    *pets his three-legged frog* more story more story waaaaa
  • geomeister
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    The Story, call it Chapter 1, or whatever...
    So Bill Graham booked the fairgrounds to have a massive Grateful Dead concert, right in my backyard...as I lived in Columbia, which was right across the Stansilaus River (which is now a reservoir-waahhh), a stones throw from Angels Camp. We all used to raft that river back in the day, and it was majestic. Friends of the River was founded to save that river, btw, which ultimately failed, not for lack of trying tho. FOTR did end up saving the Tuolumne River and making it wild and scenic, and that's a good thing. The GD may have thrown some money at FOTR through their Rex Foundation...but this story is not about the river, or our environmental fight in the 70's to save it... So roll back the clock to 1987, summer, August, about a hundred degrees in the shade, with 25,000 hippies rolling in to this paranoid town (Angels Camp) to celebrate the last blast of partying before school started, etc...August 22, 23, the end of the west coast summer tour, but the start of our journey... Deadant, you still with us?
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    The Story
    okay, where were we...oh yes, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, in the County of Calaveras, a quaint small town called Angels Camp, population around 5000 or so, at at the Frogtown Fairground that Mark Twain wrote about in his book, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" By the way, the Hells Angels, long before Altamont, way back in 1957, roared in to that small town and took it over, and scared the bejeebus out of everyone, and effectively shut down the downtown for around 20 years every year,the weekend the Frog Jump took place...but I digress, because this story is not about Frogs, or Hells Angels, it's about the Grateful Dead and a small but pretty cool chapter in their touring lives...one which I was so very fortunate to be a part of...
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So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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perhaps, frankly, there is a tear in the fabric of spacen'time, and you are now the "INTREPID TRVELER", just don't get to close to the black holes or you'll turn into intrepid spagetti:~
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i wasnt thinking about travells in time.it just hugs my ego,hehehe:-)(-:
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a lovely day here in beautiful Oakland, California, though still a bit chilly.
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have an awesome trip!
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Shutting down the chat room sure has livened up the forums. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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maybe that was meant to be?!:-)(-:Hope i havent insulted nobody....
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things are back in order again because here,it looks like rain..:-)(-:
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had a nice sleep?yeah,bob,that was strange..maybe i really got to close to some worm-hole..:-)(-:
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for the Head count...hope Nurse Ratched hasn't missed me. Excuse me, I have to get in line at the meds station. Hope everyone is well.
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"Hey now," "Hey now,"Aiko Aiko all day, jockomo feno na na nay, jockomo feena nay.
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I just heard that on GD Hour 164. Thanks, DG! Just slippin' from Help right now... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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That's funny, I saw Central's comment about ol' Nurse Ratched & looked up the movie. I've never seen it before. Only read the book. Can't go wrong with Jack. How's your tile coming along?
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are those the words?? and i had just made up what sounded rite as i was coming down the hill, wasn't toooo far off! i really need to start reading the lyrics. so who is the head bull goose looney around here, one flew east and one flew west.... but she's the one that i love best random thoughts with a hip shot
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yes, you gotta love jack but ken's mindseye makes all the difference. i'll take the book! roll out the fog machine.
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I'll always take the book over the movie bc then you can envision the story yourself. What really gets me is when they change things for the movie. I understand for time etc... but important parts. Man, that burns me up! Not saying Hannibal is on the same scale as Cuckoo, but when they made Hannibal they totally changed the ending. ?!? Oh well, that's Hollywood for you. :-)
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Leanne you never saw One Flew Over the CooKoo's Nest.....awesome movie! Check it out!!
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CooKoo...CucKoo...uh oh....JC is back!!
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its one of the Top 10 classics ever made.everything in this movie is 1st class!!!!.-)(-:
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was actually on my assigned reading list in ninth grade English. I always thought that was pretty open-minded for a stuffy New England prep school. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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that he is not there,just became invisible somehow:-)(-:
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hey IKYR, did you ever read the original books by frank l buam! way better than judy. there are about a dozen or so different adventures. amazing minds travel beyond where reason ends.and i agree gratefulmon, awesome movie, but most of jack's are. did u hear something???? me either! peacen'love tc
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it was not possible to change anything in the movie,without taking away the substance of the message that kesey was spreading:-)(-:
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Yes, when I was very small . The main difference I remember is The Emerald City.Originally, the glasses with green lenses made the city emerald. I do love the OZ movie & Return to Oz for that matter. In Return they send Dorothy to the nut house. Ever seen The Never Ending Story? LOVE that movie. Never read the book, there's probably one out there though. I must watch Cuckoo this weekend! Thanks Kindly. Have a nice evening. Maybe the chatroom will be ready tomorrow. PEACE
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aren't most books better? Even sequels fall short in almost every case. Kesey's is a classic. Love the Big Indian myself. Our old school nurse WAS nurse Ratchet...a scary chick indeed. Warm and heading up to 72 degrees tomorrow in Philly! Have a good evening to all. (even JC) Ami
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we get a day of spring on Thusday 72 and sunny ...if the weather man is right :/ya never know......enjoy it Ami...eat lunch outside!!

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If you're going to San FranciscoBe sure to wear some protest banners in your hair If you're going to San Francisco You're gonna meet some angry people there For those who come to San Francisco Summertime will be a Chinese olympic protest there In the streets of San Francisco Pissed people with signs in the air All across the nation such a strange vibration People in motion There's a whole generation with a new explanation People in motion people in motion For those who come to San Francisco Be sure to wear some emblems on your shirt If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a demonstration there If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a rally there
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I just tried to post something I wrote and got this messege...Your comment has been queued for moderation by site administrators and will be published after approval. Hehe I guess I was misbehavin again!
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Gigi! And nice update, buddy. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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way to go mom, u ROCK! buddy, i like it! was just watching a news feed, wheel goes round!
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gets there ass kicked big time.but what were they waiting for.PARIS?hahah the city of revolution and birthplace of human rights itself,than go to San Francisco well known for being a place where people tend to have very different meanings compared to whats wanted.YEP?right on,i saw those banners one world one dream,free tibet and the torch is not even there!!!Good luck to all ya guys who go support the people of tibet,they deserve it,and my feelings go with all that might get arrested.i wish all you grateful people a nice day,and see ya tomorrow:-)(-:Frankly PEACE FOR ALL
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Judge not lest ye be judged.

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I can't remember how it all goes... something like this:(oo) What you want (oo) Baby, I got (oo) What you need (oo) Do you know I got it? then it went something like: I-G-N-O-R-E Find out what it means to me I-G-N-O-R-E Take care, TCB jeez i wish my memory was better...
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buddy. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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gratefulmom's post is now restored to health and public view. Spam filter gets cranky with long Web addresses sometimes.
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It wouldn't be the same without all your help! Buddy, good one dude :) Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart. You just gotta poke around.
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Just a little bit. Aretha also sang something called You Better Think.Freedom, freedom, FREEDOM! Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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watching the torch ariving in SF.you guys who take part of the demonstrations,TAKE CARE of the blue clothed chinese who are protecting the torch.they are heavily agressive swat teams of chinese police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOOD LUCK SAN FRANCISCO:-)(-: