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This article is from the Firesign Theatre: Lexicon FAQ, by Niles D. Ritter ritter@earthlink.net with numerous contributions by others.

Firesign Theatre Lexicon [O]


OIL: A famous prayer in {TWO PLACES} goes:

"...annointed with oil on troubled waters? oh Heavenly Grid,
help us bear up thy *Standard, our *Chevron flashing
bright across the *Gulf of Compromise, standing
*Humble on the *Rich Field of *Mobile *American Thinking?
Here in this *Shell, we call Life..."

which has 8(*) oil-company references in it.

In {HEMLOCK STONES} there was also Pignut Oil (not {PIG NITE}), and
Boyle M. Owl and his Bowel Oil Company.

OM: OM MANE PADME HUM; An ancient (Sanskrit) buddhist mantra. Referred
to in {NICK DANGER}. The phrase "Om mane padme hum" translates from
Sanskrit as "Hail to the jewel in the lotus". Related to the chant
"Namu Myoho Renge Kyo", used in some Japanese buddhist sects."Myoho
Renge Kyo" is the title of the Lotus Sutra, tranlated into Chinese by
Kumarajiva and then transliterated into Japanese. Loosely translated,
"Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" becomes "Hail to the Mystic Law(jewel) of the
Lotus Sutra"

OSSMAN: David Ossman, one of the FT members.

OXNARD: A real place on the California coast, home of the {YOLK}s.
{ROCKY ROCOCO} is thought to be responsible for everything bad that
happens there. (In the FT video, "The case of the missing {YOLK}s").

OZ: The land of {BOZOS}. Refers to Radio Free Oz, on Pacifica-sponsored
KPFK radio in Los Angeles, where the FT used to broadcast their show.
David {OSSMAN} is also referred to sometimes as Oz.

 

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