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Program Information
 New World Notes 
 
 Weekly Program
 The Firesign Theatre
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
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For Election Day 2016: selections from The Firesign Theatre's 1970 classic, "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers."

Masters of irony, parody, travesty, and sound effects, Firesign created radio dramas satirizing a nation unable to tell reality from the nonsense on TV--nonsense concocted by prostitute politicians and corporate greedheads. The perfect program for this Election Day.

(Continued under "Credits" ...)
The plot (such as it is): Flipping TV channels late at night, retired actor George Leroy Tirebiter finds dreck galore plus two old movies starring him, playing simultaneously on two different channels. These are "Parallel Hell" (a war movie) and "High School Madness" (featuring all-American teenagers Porgy and Mudhead). In one--or is it both?--of the movies, Tirebiter is running for office--either Dogkiller or People's Commissioner. (You decide!)

With an updated introduction by K.D. The Firesign Theatre material was originally broadcast, in NWN #244, on November 6, 2012.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "boiler room") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
New World Notes's Web site has information, photos, interesting links, and a free archive of past shows. http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com . Also, radio4all.net has each show from May 2008.

You can download this program also from The Internet Archive (www.archive.org). The page with the download links is here: https://archive.org/download/NewWorldNotes453-FiresignTheatreElectionSpecial

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