Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Philbert Cartoon, #4 In A Series

Here's Phil Fountain's newest Firesign cartoon, exclusively for Chromium Switch. This time it's a ride on the "Bozo Bus" with a touch of some current TFT events.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

From David Ossman

Dear Friends, may I suggest the creation of a WikiFirepedia, which would assemble a general concordance of definitions, cross references, influences and the like, along the lines of "The Simple English Schoolboy's Decoding Manual" of Mark Aicklin (tho, for heaven's sake, in a more legible format). this could begin with a simple dictionary of proper nouns - I think I have a ready list of all character, place and commercial names we've used. I would love to have ideas come in from all over, adding to the definitions. (Does any/everyone know, for example, that the line "Loostner's for the Smile of Beauty and Fantastics for the Smile of Success" from the close of Danger is a direct parody of the Ipana/Sal Hepatica ad in Mr. District Attorney or that "Half-Cast Woman" is a Noel Coward Favorite?) Well, I'm posting this, so what's next? Ossman

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Box of Danger" - A Review by Phil Fountain

Starting with his recollection of L.A. radio in the 60's, and continuing through the genesis of Radio Free Oz, Firesign cartoonist Phil Fountain writes about the Box of Danger collection.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beat The Reaper

Firesign's continuing insinuation into American culture continues with the title of the new work of literary fiction, "Beat The Reaper," reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. (Forwarded from Mr. P)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Department of Redundancy

Forwarded from a friend of Phil Proctor:

This morning watching NFL today before the Eagles-Giants game, Joe Buck says "well I don't want to sound like I'm from the Department of Redundancy department"

He probably doesn't even know where that came from!