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1.1.3) The newsgroups and fan clubs (Firesign Theatre)




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

1.1.3) The newsgroups and fan clubs (Firesign Theatre)

There are two newsgroups: alt.fan.firesign-theatre, and
alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre. The first group causes some news servers
problems due to its name having >14 chars. Most people seem to be
gravitating towards the "comedy" group these days.

For the rest of this document, "alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre" will assume to
refer to both of these groups.

As near as anyone can figure, alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre is
composed of a bunch of the old guard, sitting around and exchanging
FT lines with each other ("What about my pickle?" "You're lucky you
still have your brown paper bag, small-change!"), together with
neophytes who might have just run across the newsgroup, discussions
about where the FT members are now, reunion announcements, the deep
philosophical and metaphysical implications of Bozos, and other such
musings.

The Firesign Theatre used to have a fan newsletter called, "It's just
this little Chromium Switch, Here!", but is now defunct.

 

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