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Minus Another Firesign

It was reported 0619 that we lost yet another member of The Firesign Theatre comedy troupe.

This time, it’s PHIL AUSTIN, the voice of Private Nick Danger – Third Eye

Phil Austin, dies at 74; voice of Firesign Theatre’s Nick Danger (link)

Even though I was growing up ‘in the 60’s and 70’s’, I was never a drug culture kind of guy.  But, that didn’t mean that I didn’t appreciate their humor.  (Sometimes, alcohol was involved, though!)  Being a fan of PI fiction and wanting to become one (I eventually did) added to the joy brought by The Firesign Theatre.

RIP Phil.

I guess we’re all eventually bozos on this bus, eh?

h/t Dave the mechanic, LA Times

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “Minus Another Firesign

  1. Getting old sucks, don’t it?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | June 23, 2015, 9:49 am
    • Well, in my view, it’s a mixed bag.
      On one hand, watching family, friends and familiar faces leave does suck. As does
      chronic health issues.
      But, I think I’ve more here to do.
      (I don’t know exactly what?)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | June 23, 2015, 10:10 am
  2. I don’t remember them, or him…

    Posted by Old NFO | June 23, 2015, 8:40 pm
  3. Doggedly….Ruthlessly (I wonder where Ruth is?)

    That’s too bad about Phil. 74 years is a pretty good run I guess. Wish it could have been longer if his mind was still working as designed.
    Some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard on a record were from Firesign Theater!

    Posted by KM | June 24, 2015, 3:35 pm
    • Agreed. Every time I see another prescription commercial, listing side effects, I always substitute (either silently or aloud) their list: flushing, blushing, high stool, seat cramps, delayed boborigmous and shortness of pants! 😆
      They were comic geniuses , and now are half gone.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | June 24, 2015, 5:01 pm
  4. Sigh. You don’t understand how a radio works.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | June 25, 2015, 4:03 pm

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