Everyone has pieces of literature or art that have influenced them the most. For me, it’s this:


  1. #1 confused graduate
    January 26, 2009

    Suddenly, I understand your blog one thousand times better.

  2. #2 Dan J
    January 26, 2009

    Never listened to much Nick Danger. The Black Museum was more my style.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    January 26, 2009

    I should mention that I offer Nick Danger as only a sampling of Firesign Theatre. They are quite diverse.

  4. #4 Dan J
    January 26, 2009

    I still have the album (yeah, that’s actual vinyl to you young kids) “Not Insane or Anything You Want To” here at home. It’s rather worn, but still worth listening to.

  5. #5 NJ
    January 26, 2009

    All I needed to do was read the post’s title and I knew exactly what you were referring to.

    Rocky Rococo, at your cervix…

  6. #6 JST
    January 26, 2009

    As I drive around alone I often recite Large Hunks of Ralph Spoilsort. I have done this for the last, let’s see, 35 years or so. Firesign Theater rocks.

  7. #7 Greg Laden
    January 26, 2009

    “at your cervix” was removed from the iTunes version. That might be the only change.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    January 26, 2009

    I am constantly thinking “Antelope Express, Two Miles….” and so on.

    I laugh whenever someone reaches for the air conditioner.

  9. #9 emow
    January 26, 2009

    “What’s that sound? Oh, that’s the people on the other side of the album”

    Kinda doesn’t work on a cd. Oh well.

  10. #10 P B
    January 26, 2009

    Don’t crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

  11. #11 Sven DiMilo
    January 26, 2009

    I wonder where Ruth is?
    (p.s. I think we’re all Bozos on this bus.)

  12. #12 khan
    January 26, 2009

    Let’s stand him in his head.

  13. #13 earl
    January 26, 2009

    “Sit down, turn on, and tune out….”

  14. #14 longsmith
    January 26, 2009

    Oh, Nicky, Nick, Nick…

  15. #15 Vic
    January 26, 2009

    … also known as ….. Betty Jo Belowski….

  16. #16 Randy
    January 26, 2009

    “How many of us are there, anyway?”


    “Are you counting the elevator boy?”

  17. #17 mumfie
    January 26, 2009

    Thank you for introducing me to Nick Danger. I think I better head over to amazon.

  18. #18 Hoser
    January 26, 2009

    One of my favorites, with a great album cover, (with the Salt Lake Gulls) was “In the Next World You’re On Your Own.”

  19. #19 Mark Chandler
    January 27, 2009

    I used to have the album cover (12 inch square cardboard used to house vinyl music) in my classroom with the “All Hail Marx and Lenin” showing. This drove my Secial Ed students crazy.

  20. #20 Rick Quarton
    January 29, 2009

    Hah hah hah… I haven’t heard these guys in years. I used to love their albums.

    I’m sorry. you’ve got the… plague.