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1.3.2) Literary References/Background (Firesign Theatre References)




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

1.3.2) Literary References/Background (Firesign Theatre References)


Books:

Discography:

THE ROLLING STONE RECORD GUIDE, ed. D.Marsh and J.Swenson
Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, ISBN 0-394-73535-8
and THE NEW ROLLING STONE RECORD GUIDE, ed. D.Marsh and J.Swenson
Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1983, ISBN 0-394-72107-1

Samuel Becket:
Waiting for Godot -- "Waiting for the Electrician"
Krapp's Last Tape -- "Dont Crush that Dwarf"

James Joyce:
Ulysses -- Molly Bloom's Soliloquy in {TWO PLACES}

Isaac Asimov:
I, Robot -- Robot's Rules of Order in {BOZOS}

William Shakespeare:
Twelfth Night
As You Like it

William S. Boroughs:
The Naked Lunch -- "Returned for Regrooving"

The Bible, Book of Revelations -- "Roller Maidens from Outer Space"

Book of the Hopi, (Published 1963)
Hopi/Moqui Indian Folklore & Mythology -- "Temporarily Humboldt County"
Ghost Dance religion -- James Mooney, "The Ghost Dance Religion and the
Sioux Uprising of 1890" (Univ. of Chicago). Referred to in {ITNWYOYO},
and mentioned elsewhere in the canon.

TOPS-10 SAILON LISP Programmer's Manual -- "Dr. Memory"

"If At All Possible, Involve A Cow": A history of college pranks.
Documents the USC mascot in the 40's, a dog by the name of George Leroy
{TIREBITER} (see the Lexicon)!

Movies:

"The World of Tomorrow"
An excellent documentary on the 1939 World's Fair, one of the
motivations for the "Future Fair" on {BOZOS}. With Jason Robarts
as the Narrator.

 

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