Penn's Chat Transcript
IRC log started Tue Dec
<JR> Hi Penn
<MsUnivac> Hi Penn!
<Thelma> HI Penn
<Penn> I'm a little early, sorry.
<Miriam> Hi Penn.
<TellrChik> how the hell are ya Penn!!!!
<MsUnivac> No problem!
<Virgin> Hi Penn!
<Tex> ok, rules again...NO whispers or DCC Chat
requests to the big guy
<dymphna> hiya Penn
<Penn> I'm doing well, thanks.
* Keet faints
<MsUnivac> I am not complaining!
<Maestro> Hi Penn
<Thelma> hey wait a min !!!!!!! there was no drum
roll thingy !
* JR is excited.
<Joe-Buck> hey Penn
<Virgin> Could someone pick Keet up off the floor!
<MsUnivac> C'mon, Keet, don't miss this!
<Thelma> poor keet
* Keet stirs and slowly shakes it off
<Joe-Buck> about time you got here
<ME> penn! penn! penn!
<Nellie> good point.
<Miriam> Thanks for doing this kind of chat.
Those AOL chats are awful.
<Penn> Nah, no drum roll, I'm sitting here with
Mofobabe, a pot of tea and a box of little sugar donuts.
<Penn> I'm ready.
<Joe-Buck> now all we need is mofobabe
<TellrChik> we have been busy chatting..
<MsUnivac> I want to ask you a serious question
<Nellie> hey penn.
<TellrChik> and waiting your arrival
<Maestro> Penn - do you still do Comedy Central
voice overs? It must be inconvenient to rush to the
phone every half hour or so...
<MsUnivac> When did you realize you were an
<Thelma> aaaaaaaah lolol ..
<Tex> how is Audrey's hip? is she still stiff?
<Miriam> dunkin donuts? Entenmanns?
<Joe-Buck> need some music right penn!
<Penn> Yup, I've been the voice of CC for about 6
years. I do it twice a week, I'm in studios
<Miriam> ah, they're wonderful. I like the
<Tex> HOWDY Uri
<JR> hey urisucks
<Joe-Buck> thanks tex was thinking to do that
<Virgin> Can't get Entemanns in Canada!
<UriSucks> howdy Tex;)
<Rance> folx... again
<poxodd> Hey penn! Remember me..POXODD...!!
Remember my comics Rez comics?? DId you like
<Thelma> Hi ther Uri
<UriSucks> heya JR d000000d
<dymphna> yo Uri!
<TellrChik> hello URI!!
<Nellie> the rabbit turd doughnuts?
<Penn> I've been saying aloud I was an Atheist
since I was about 16. My parents still made me go
to sunday church group until I was asked to leave for
creating more Atheists.
<MsUnivac> You're one of the only things I really
enjoy about Comedy
<UriSucks> yo Dymph
<Tex> ooh damn Penn, you're infectious
<Dana777> What church did you go to?
<Rance> Way to go, Penn!
<MsUnivac> Was that hard, confronting your parents?
I went through absolute torture
<Falsto> So Penn, do you even do the X-mas thing
<Skinnee> question for Penn::: How did it feel to
work with the Greatest band in the world, the Residents?
<dymphna> Interesting, atheist creationism
<Miriam> my husband was thrown out of catechism
(sp?) for being a socialist is that similar?
<Penn> I loved the Rez comix and I remember
you. Yeah, it's on my rock and roll shelf in my
library. the library of the Slammer.
<Penn> Well, you know, my Mom used to say she just
liked to wear a hat on Sunday. She looked xtian but she
was smart and made it clear.
<Miriam> Are there groups of atheists who get
together in an organized way to be atheists?
<MsUnivac> And Dad?
<Miriam> I know there are in the UK, but what about
<Penn> It's was the 1st Congragational Chuch of
Greenfield Ma. they called it "First
Congo" -- I liked that.
<Skinnee> Penn, do you know the Residents TRUE
<poxodd> Yeah, I got voted the Artist for the new
rez fan club. Seems everyone likes my comics...including
<Penn> My Mom and Dad like to see me and I happen
to have xmas off, so I'll be with them. I'll
cook a boxed turkey for our dinner.
<MsUnivac> Was it a gradual realization, or was it
a sudden thing?
<Penn> I love the Residents, they are my siblings
with different parents.
<TellrChik> A boxed turkey? what is that?
<dymphna> you take it out of the box, right?
<Penn> I became an Atheist slowly, like everyone
with a lot of reading and thinking.
<Nellie> some people do get a head start on it,
<Virgin> So what do you have faith in?
<Skinnee> Do you plan on doing any other stuff with
<Maestro> Penn-you ever consider hiring a skeptic
to pass out literature and answer questions after
shows? There's still one for hire I know
<Penn> Yeah, it's these whole dinners for people
who can't cook. My Mom is very old and can't
cook anymore, so I heat up a dinner. We did it last
<MsUnivac> So you started out believing as a child,
then slowly drifted away from it through reading and
<Penn> No plans for more stuff with the Rez kids,
but I'm sure it'll happen again.
<TellrChik> what a sweet son!!! Moms must love you,
<Tex> hey, the only think I cool is Kraft mac &
<UriSucks> dehidrated Turkey dinner ina box...just
<Miriam> Sometimes I call myself an atheist.
Other times I just say I don't ascribe to any
religion. Seems more socially acceptable that way,
<Penn> Our show is so skeptical, that I don't know
as we need help but, thanks.
<Skinnee> I look forward to anything you guys plan
<Penn> Hi, Sheryl.
<Nellie> why worry about being socially acceptable?
<Penn> Get a grab of the chat Sheryl.
<Joe-Buck> so penn my question is how come you say
if there was no James Randi there would not be any penn
<Miriam> I've been a skeptic for a LONG time, I
just didn't know it. When did you realize you were
a skeptic Penn? <Penn> My Mom does love me and my
Dad too. They're the best people on earth,
but I've said that before.
<Dana777> How old are your parents?
<Miriam> it's nice to hear about someone who loves
their parents and doesn't blame their life
tragedies on them.
<MsUnivac> Yeah, every story you tell about them
seems to indicate they are really cool people. How
did they influence you?
<Joe-Buck> what is it that he did that made you
what you are?
<Skinnee> Have you heard Primus?
<MofoOp> hiya Penn
<Penn> Kreskin burnt me badly as a kid and made me
hate science and magic. Randi brought me
back. He taught me to love life and live
life. there wouldn't be a P&T and there
wouldn't be a Penn as I know him without randi.
<TellrChik> Uri, i agree....
<Penn> I was a skeptic the day I saw Randi speek.
<Falsto> I agree too
<Rance> Penn... i saw you perform at Universal
Studios for Halloween Haunts several years ago... since
then i've moved to the midwest, any tour ever come close
to this neck of the woods?
<MsUnivac> When was that, Penn? How old were you?
<Skinnee> where is Teller?
<Penn> My Mom was 45 when I was born, my Dad a
couple years younger. I'm 42 -- do the math.
<Tex> skinnee, this chat is with Penn only
<Miriam> Actually, I found out about psicop a few
days before I found out who penn and teller were.
<dymphna> Penn, I saw you in KS a year ago. I
just have to say, I never doubted for a second that
you were really worried about the broken bottles you were
juggling. I was floored to find out it was
<Penn> We play anywhere that gives us money.
We play the midwest.
<Tex> ooh, my dad is 42 years older than me...we're
in the same boat
<Penn> I guess I was a full blown skeptic at about
17 or 19
<Miriam> Penn and Teller were in that issue of SI.
<Nellie> How about the UK?
<Rance> I've got 5 bux <G>
<TellrChik> Any plans for New Years Eve, Penn?
<Penn> It's Csicop.
<MsUnivac> No help from the local school district,
<dymphna> You should come to Tulsa, rattle some
<Miriam> sorry, I goofed. thanks penn.
<Penn> I think we're playing Philly on NYE.
They love it when you call it "Philly."
<Joe-Buck> haha god one penn
<Skinnee> Did you go to the Rez shows in san
francisco halloween week?
<MsUnivac> I'm still trying to undo 12 years of
public school education through skepticism
<Joe-Buck> good one penn
<Penn> I was working Halloween. Me and Elvira
will never have Halloween off.
<Miriam> I wish I could go to that show!
<Miriam> have you ever played baltimore?
<JR> Penn, with the popularity of 'traffic' do you
see a reprint of Cruel tricks?
<MsUnivac> You should play Salem, Mass. on
<Maestro> Penn - have you ever taken on an unpaid
apprentice to continue the tradition you've begun?
<Joe-Buck> mofobabe here yet?
<Skinnee> do you have the hots for elvira?
<TellrChik> Miriam, I'll keep my eyes open just for
<Penn> We played Baltimore a lot.
<Tex> ok Penn, I ahve a good question for you...
when interviewers ask you about you or the crew being
<Miriam> I just moved to Baltimore last year.
Will you play it again?
<Penn> I hope "Cruel Tricks" would be
reprinted but the book company and we don't get along
that well since the "sugar."
<Tex> I notice you conveniently forget to mention
the Unicycle jump
<Penn> mofobabe is sitting next to me and reading
aloud. We are literal not virtual.
<MsUnivac> Oh, is that why you went with Boulevard
this time, then?
<JR> sup with the sugar?
<Miriam> oh yeah, I never did order that other
<TellrChik> hi mofobabe!!
<Skinnee> any san francisco shows planned?
<Penn> I thought I wanted to do Elvira and then she
started talking Animal rights when we were on Arsenio
together. Talk about a hard-off.
<MsUnivac> Oh, man!
* Keet doubles over with laughter
<Penn> We had a friend of Randi's working with us
for a while for no pay, but now he's back with
<Dana777> Penn, do you know any of the astronauts
that were on STS 87?
<MsUnivac> There's a great t-shirt I want to get -
PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals
<TurtleBK> zero, out with the clone
* TellrChik and Kara laugh like crazy at the Elvira
<Virgin> Thelma...stick to water..better for you!
<Joe-Buck> ohh say hi to mofobabe for me penn
<Thelma> naaaaa Coffee works wonders
<Dana777> LOL, Ms. Unavac!
<Joe-Buck> shes great
<Maestro> Penn - Is that Andrew? Seems I'm
beaten out for every gig by him!
<Penn> I've met a couple astronauts. I met
them at the shuttle launch. the ones from Mir walk
<Penn> Yeah, that was Andrew.
<MsUnivac> Hey Penn - are you wearing your hair
tied back or down right now?
<Penn> I love the name Urisucks.
<Dana777> Which ones from Mir have you seen?
<Miriam> yummy, that hair is so great.
<JR> Urisucks is cool.
<TellrChik> this is getting smutty...
<Penn> My hair is tied back but it's always way
messy when I'm not working. It's hanging in my face.
<Virgin> Miriam..down girl *G*
<JR> smutty, already.
<Miriam> Uri Geller is such a piece of shit.
<Maestro> Smutty? Where? About time.
<MsUnivac> Would you take it down?
<Thelma> lol Miriam
<Skinnee> not to beat the rez thing but did you
ever get to wear an eyeball mask?
<Nellie> yes, let's hear from the smut sisters!
<Miriam> He has a huge house in london from doing
<Skinnee> i know teller did
<dymphna> I'm just getting the ropes to restrain Ms
<Joe-Buck> penn where is teller tonight?
<MsUnivac> Hey, hey hey.
<Virgin> Dym....do you think that will work?
<MsUnivac> I'm being perfectly chaste!
<JR> just a usual night on #mofo.
<TellrChik> Penn: My best friend Kara would
like to know what you mean by "parallel
monogamy" in the new book? *wink wink*
<dymphna> it couldn't hurt to try
<Thelma> Penn .. do you watch South Park ?
<MsUnivac> Back off with the ropes, D
<Skinnee> come on down to south park and i'll take
you for a ride
<Thelma> LOL Sk
<Dana777> Hello, Ring Master!
<RiNgMaStR> grrrr...technology...gotta lub it
<MsUnivac> Hey - I was surprised to learn you and
Teller started out not liking each other...
<Thelma> Hi Ringmastr
<ctuna> Hi all!
<tgoddess> Hi Don.
<Dana777> I look familiar?
<TellrChik> ok...let me re-ask my question!!
<MsUnivac> Where were we?
<Tex> ok Penn, lemmie repeat my question, I think
you missed it the first time
<Miriam> Hi Don, it's been ages since I
<Thelma> WB Uri
<MaxStyles> Penn, I just want to say thanks for
letting me go backstage and get Kari's autograph in Vegas
last month. I made Stewart sign my book as well.
<Penn> Yeah, repeat any questions I didn't answer.
<Penn> You made Kari's night. And Stewart's.
<Skinnee> so, did you ever get to wear an eyeball
mask? i know teller did
<Nellie> does stuart have any interesting new
<Tex> when interviewers ask you & Teller if you
or any crew member has been hurt, why do you leave out
the Unicycle Jump
<TellrChik> Penn: My best friend Kara would
like to know what you mean by "parallel
monogamy" in the new book? *wink wink*
<UriSucks> whats yer favorite venue excludeing the
<tgoddess> Stewart had a new one on his calf in
Macomb. There's a picture of it on Ephraims
<Penn> Stewart ALWAYS has new interesting
tattoos. He's been getting lots of cool sex
<Penn> Yeah, I've worn an eyeball.
<MaxStyles> I think I caught him off-guard by
asking him to sign it.
<ctuna> Hiya miriam, maggie, penn, georgia!
<Tex> what's up Don
<Penn> When I say "hurt" -- I mean
"hospital over night" -- I was an
outpatient after "Asparagus Penn's Unicycle Jump for
<Nellie> Sounds great. I'll have to check out
the link next time...
<Penn> Parellel monagamy is a computer sex
joke. It's nonsense. I mean well, you know
what I mean.
<Tex> ooh really? I'm surprised. I heard it was bad
<Penn> Hi Rachel.
<Tex> and I'm glad it wasn't any worse
<LesFister> Penn: anything coming from The Captain
Howdy in the future?
<TellrChik> hahaha, thanks Penn
<PollyQ> Penn, is that (gasp!) an analog watch
you're wearing these days?
<Nellie> hi, sweetie.
<Tex> *ahem* I met my hubby on the net, so yeah I
know what ya mean
<ctuna> whew... think I'm caught up at last
<Miriam> <--used to be called froggy, too
<Skinnee> bill gates loves you penn
<Maestro> Penn - what would it take to convince you
to bring on a new apprentice? Anything? Dedication,
<ctuna> Tex, me too.. only Bubs is my wife.
<Joe-Buck> what does penn have for a computer
<MsUnivac> I was surprised to learn you and Teller
started out not liking each other. How long did it take
before that changed?
<ctuna> mebbe there's a better one?
<Skinnee> penn, do you think that BILL GATES is the
<ME> three cheers to everyone who arranged this
<Miriam> I went to school in London for a year and
had an account at school
<cinamin> Penn - just wanted to tell you i first
saw you in Philly (& yea we like when you say
"philly"..lol) in winter 1988 or 89
Shubert Theater..you were so good, i came back with
a bunch of friends a few nites later to see you again :)
<JR> Penn on home invasion you left out the bending
spoons stuff. ABC's choice or yours?
<Penn> We didn't do any spoon bending stuff for ABC
to cut. What are you talking about?
<Miriam> Penn have you ever used a dewar for the
<Penn> Oh yeah, in Polly -- yeah, that was cut by
me for time.
<JR> polyester didn't refer to you know who at all.
Unlike the live version.
<Penn> We should have used a dewar, what we did was
stupid and dangerous. We made a big mistake using pyrex.
<ctuna> Penn, ever get the chance to listen to
Bubs' "MIDIevil" tape we gave ya?
<MsUnivac> How so? Educate me.
<Miriam> well, nobody got hurt.
<Penn> Yeah, I don't like to refer to him any more
than I have to. Better let him be forgotten. In the live
show I'm doing more setup.
<TellrChik> Penn: any chance we'll get to see the
"Rubber Boy" bit in Philly?
<MsUnivac> Didn't Teller get splashed with some of
<Penn> MIDIevil is still on my "to
<Penn> thanks rachel.
<Maestro> Penn - is there any other approach I
could use to pimp myself to you for an
apprenticeship/job? Does tenacity count? How about for a
<ctuna> okie. Understood.
<Penn> We're doing Rubber Boy in Philly as long as
my knees hold out.
<ctuna> She wants teller to hear it too. thanks!
<Dana777> What is rubber boy?
<Miriam> my hubby wants to know if it was the
producer's idea to use pyrex instead...
<Maestro> Hi Tex...
<dymphna> hiya Tex
<PollyQ> Penn -- is that an ANALOG watch you're
wearing? What gives?
<JR> rubber boy rocked here in seattle. As I said
there, Penn "you the man"
<MsUnivac> Hey Penn - How do you and Teller sit in
a room and decide on what's funny without killing each
<Falsto> Penn, I thought that was really funny how
you guys dissed that guys shuffling abilities when you
were on the beach for your special.
<JR> worth every penny of that quarter
<Miriam> rubber boy?! OH JEEZ I wish I could go.
<TellrChik> like i said miriam, i'll keep my eyes
open for ya
<Skinnee> Penn, what is your favorite Rez album?
<TellrChik> i'll tell all about it when i return
from the philly shows!!
<Joe-Buck> penn how come you never really tour
<Skinnee> any other favorite artists?
<PollyQ> Because it's too cold!
<MaxStyles> So who did the wonderful artwork for
the polaroid tricks in the book?
<Miriam> Penn, what do you think of the latest TMJ
cd. Cover of billy brags "new england"
<tgoddess> Rene French did the cartoons. She also
decorated Penn's car at the Demo Derby.
<TellrChik> i knew it
<cinamin> hmmm...i thought i saw Penn a while ago
cause it was 1988 or 89... hub says he saw him in 1985
first time in philly
<Nellie> I'd like to take this opportunity to thank
Audrey and Sheryl for all their hard work in setting this
<MsUnivac> I'll try my snarky little question
<Skinnee> what is your favorite rez album and what
other artists do you like?
<Penn> Okay, shoot again.
<Penn> I like 3rd Reich and Roll and Commercial
<JR> Penn, Thanks for the drunk driving chapter in
'traffic'. I used to think I was the freak for not ever
<MsUnivac> I was surprised to learn you and Teller
started out not liking each other. How long was it before
you guys became friends?
<Penn> Never a sip. No drugs.
<JR> not me man. NEVER.
<Skinnee> other favorite artists?
<Joe-Buck> why is that penn?
<TellrChik> Penn, you are a man after my own
<JR> No religion either.
<Joe-Buck> i can see why you don't do it on stage I
mean doing magic you don't want to get drunk but..
<Dana777> Do you guys still do "blood"
<Skinnee> do you play video games penn? you seem
the type to sit down with them
<ARTCHIK> you're welcome...when did I give you
skeptic info? (refresh the noggin)
<Penn> No, I don't play video games. I'm not a big
game guy. Occasional cribbage, but that's about it.
<ctuna> year ago or so..you sent me the stuff to
get the tape
<tgoddess> what is the oldest bit that's in the
current show, penn?
<Rance> cribbage rocks... how about chess? granted,
you'd probably take to stabbing someone with a rook
<Penn> Needles predates Teller and I meeting each
other. It's older than you.
<MsUnivac> Yeah, really, Artchik
<ME> penn; do you have any favorite authors that
you like to read?
<Penn> No, I know the rules of chess but I just
<tgoddess> Yeah, like you know how old I am...
<MsUnivac> Yeah, when did you come across Nicholson
<JR> go Is my game.
<Penn> I was turned on to Nick Baker by my senior
<Rachel> some things are older than you, ya know.
<Falsto> I love my Playstation
<tgoddess> The Mezzanine rocks.
<ctuna> dirt, for instance
<Penn> I've never used Playstation.
<ctuna> ::ducking again::
<MsUnivac> I'm reading that now, based on your rave
in Reason, Penn
<TellrChik> computers are just becoming the way of
<Dana777> Penn, have you read Surely You're Joking,
<Skinnee> what about your sega cd game you made
<ctuna> Penn, ever used a Bally-Astrocade? (OLD
<tgoddess> Is Tony Fitzpatrick's book still coming
out in January?
<Penn> I knew Feynman. He was a big P&T fan. I
<Falsto> You should pick one up, it's a good time
<MsUnivac> Ooh, Fitzpatrick has a book coming out!
<Penn> Yeah, tony's book will be out soon, that's
all I know.
<ARTCHIK> ooh, Fotzpatrick has a book coming up?
<JR> damn you knew him
<tgoddess> Yes, it'll be poetry.
<MsUnivac> Good, do you know who's publishing it,
<Dana777> He's awesome I'm reading his book right
<ME> have to leave thx to everyone who made this
<ctuna> <-- talks too much anyway
<MsUnivac> Bye keet
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