Archive for January, 2009

New Philbert Cartoon, #4 In A Series

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

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.

From David Ossman

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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

“Box of Danger” – A Review by Phil Fountain

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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.

Beat The Reaper

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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)