Archive for July, 2007

The Overnightscape #612 (8/1/07)


The Overnightscape #612 (Wednesday, August 1, 2007 / 2:38:00 / 72.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Profound concepts interrupted by cool disposals, personal space invasion, no infestation, Mall of America, alcohol drinking, move thy worm, area codes 612 (“Minneapolis, Minnesota & Sydney, Australia”), absinthe, the obscurity of podcasting, practical uses for awards, unjustly deleted Wikipedia entry (“New Fast Automatic Daffodils”), Select Magazine, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Podcast Awards, nominee highlights (“French Maid TV”, “Mad Money Machine”, “Bucket Podcast”, “Pacific Coast Hellway”, “ReMARKable Palate”, “Orange Lounge Radio”, “The Meandering Mouse”, “ShowGirls”), podcast clip (“The Meandering Mouse” #64), negative listener email (“Lillith”), “Sex And The City”, 600 for 600 email (#119 – “Randal from Houston, Texas”), The Story of the Auction of the Drunk Painting, huge basement Lionel train set in 1950, Twitter, candy review (“Reese’s Peanut Butter & Banana Creme – Elvis Collector Edition”), no purchase necessary, pinky gashed open with Velcro, 209th day of the year, cleaning up and finding things, finding all the missing screwdrivers, toxic substances in computer monitors, old VHS camcorders, wad of cash, computer difficulties (installing a cable modem, recovering files from a laptop, installing OS X Tiger), Geek Squad failure, the lights in the bathroom, the mango stains on the jeans, GT’s Kombucha, remembering Fruitopia, ezine, the mysterious phenomenon of the living larva in a jewel case sealed in a box for over a year, old boardgame “Halma”, oatmeal, bookworms, eggs, Mr. Sasha the Cat, bug zoo, inertia, wood chips and dirt, the “Danny Dunn” series of science-fiction children’s books from the 1950s – 1970s, NYC audio (“Park by Roosevelt Island Tram, 2nd and 59th”), Queensboro Bridge renovation, lunch from Katagiri Japanese Grocery (“Natto Rolls”, “Ume (plum) Rice Ball”), tarps, unsweetened iced tea, Really Cool Food, going to the bathroom in Bloomingdale’s, understanding fashion, coveting objects, movie review (“The Simpsons Movie”), Beavis and Butthead, annoying name, excessive cleverness, nerdy meta humor, little wooden corridor, history of comic strips, map, book review (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), spoilers, the book’s similarity to conspiracy theories, the old cigarette break days, thoughts on the topic of truth, garbage truck mashing up wooden skids, Stabucks used to be a sushi place?, powerful hydraulics, dinosaurs, great humor, deception, the news media, online conspiracy video (“Zeitgeist”), going back into denial, fun is good, comic strip “Gasoline Alley”, iPod “The Sims Bowling” update, Plainsboro sucks, vague memories of a now-defunct chain of furniture stores called “Best” whose buildings had crazy architecture (one by Quakerbridge Mall), endless trivia, obscure albums “U” and “UV”, and the geeks are friggin’ jerks. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #611 (7/27/07)


The Overnightscape #611 (Friday, July 27, 2007 / 2:13:00 / 60.9 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Some concepts of soap, rhombus, a seething bowl of madness, repair service, N11 codes, white crap, last Harry Potter book released, OCD, White Barn Candle Company, mashed potato candle, fancy smells, the long-defunct Crabtree & Evelyn coconut shampoo used looking at a church on Houston Street, The Iselin Run, liquid soap review (Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap – “Exotic Coconut” and “Creamy Coconut”), cleansing beads, retro fragrance, animal testing, warning, car alarm, sensitive skin, cooking experiment (“Koyo Mushroom Ramen With Instant Miso Broth” and “Stop & Shop Insta-Mac Macaroni and Cheese Dinner” mixed together), old school “Microwavable” logo, heirloom wheat, TV review (premiere episode of “Mad Men” on AMC), promo clip, MadPlayer radio, coffee, Kristen Schaal, MySpace, John Slattery, “K Street”, bad video games (“Violence Fight” (with character “Lick Joe”), “The Legend of Success Joe”, “Solitary Fighter” (sequel to “Violence Fight”)), NYC audio, weird businessmen in elevator, line of police cars, annoying dictatorship, The Overnightscape nominated for a 2007 Podcast Award in the “General” category, menu with bad kerning, kerning in Illustrator, the fun of bitterness, White Stripes concert, Twitter, Treo 680, Meandering Mouse podcast nominated in Travel category, Rockefeller Center, Promenade, fountains, Librarie De France, rich people worshipping weird gods, 209th day of the year, the sounds of sweeping, touching an awards, police hat, controversial statue, underground in Rockefeller Center, Eastern Newsstand, old magazines, Top of the Rock, Saturday Night Live, Yummy Sushi, beverage review (“Pokka Aloe V with Pulp and Peach Juice”), reading subway signs, airline ad, new skyscraper, Fox News Studios, a kid whistling, the lunch disaster, Tudor City Greens, music stores, Universal Audio equipment, psychoacoustic phenomena, going to the bathroom at M&M’s World, Hershey’s Times Square, Reese’s Elvis Banana Creme Peanut Butter Cups, limited edition teddy bears, retail design, United Nations, Health Nuts, splattered and stained by Synergy Mystic Mango Kombucha drink, veggie chips that taste like model airplane glue, flute guys, “the end is near” crazy sign holders, The MTV Store, survival skills, The Center of the Universe, vegan prepared meals, instant sculpture, Ripley’s, Dave & Buster’s, the competition, foundation of Eleven Times Square, and the ambient sounds of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #610 (7/22/07)


The Overnightscape #610 (Sunday, July 22, 2007 / 1:43:00 / 47.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Cheese stains on the pants, a little change in the show opening, bittersweet memories from southeastern Pennsylvania, The Tale of the Apple Rabbit, Albright College, pagoda visit, Smoke Flavored Spam, Ford LTD dashboard covered with crap, Reading. peanut shells and peanut bars, fitting the show into my life, podfading, the game of checkers is cracked, “draughts”, registering for the draft/Selective Service, chess in the seventies, tic-tac-toe, graffiti, the classic Connect Four TV commercial from the 70s, Charles Fleischer – the voice of Roger Rabbit, Twitter, NYC audio (“NYC Steam Explosion”), building evacuation, confusion, phones not working, burnt rubber smell, people freaking out, heading downtown on the subway, normal on the platform, taking the V, some subways suspended, Canal Street, Lispenard Street, Drudge Report, arriving at Sugar charity event, the next morning, giving vague directions, Twittering, Grand Central Station, caffeine from mints and lip balm, Chemical Brothers, iPod game “The Sims Bowling”, attempted Beautiful Breakfast, pretzel decision, yellow police tape, Oren’s Daily Roast, Grand Central Market, gourmet foods, focaccia, cod, closed exits, hot and stifling in the Grand Central North tunnel, replacement donut plans, Helmsley Walk dark, stupid Jeep ads, vodka, bad steakhouse typography, menu, scaffolding, breathing in toxic chemicals, asbestos, misinformation, Frank’s Twitter updates, song “Ebeneezer Goode” by The Shamen, The Salmon Dance, album “Club Ninja” by Blue Oyster Cult, gazpacho, whiskey, trying to record birds chirping, lip balm review (“Eco-Lips Energy Infused Lip Balm”), Repo Man “Beer” T-shirt, Lubalin Graph, candy review (“Ice Breakers Energy Peppermint Mints with Caffeine”), fast bus ride, chemclouds, bagel time, afternoon snacks, kava kava tea, Amarok, The Call, Depeche Mode, Lake Erie, horror humor, dashboard crap pics, the state of podcasting, expectations from the past, strategies for the future, and the pastry delivery didn’t happen. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #609 (7/17/07)


The Overnightscape #609 (Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / 2:16:00 / 62.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: An origin of debris, UFO storage, a recording studio in my shorts, area code 609 in southern New Jersey, field recording from the Jersey Shore, playing horshoes in the backyard, smoking a cigar (“Puros Indios Limited Edition Viejo”), wearing shorts for the first time in a long time, sandals, World War II fighter plane looping in the air, dirty feet, Jarts, tossing games, Carrie performs at the Internet Cafe in Red Bank, NJ, breezeway and alley, license plate, Cheesequake, misreading (“Steamboat Loading Road”), Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (Kevin Smith’s comic book store), Heat Miser and Snow Miser action figures, UrSkeks statue, mini movie review (“Live Free or Die Hard”), Project Greenlight, The Battle of Shaker Heights, The Strokes T-shirt worn by Shia LeBeouf in Transformers, the electronics plastic protective film pet peeve, Weather Channel at restaurant, uptight toy store guy, rich towns on the Jersey coast, Lavalette, water pressure, lip balm review (“The Merry Hempsters – Vegan Hemp Balm – Vanilla”), The Merry Pranksters, song “Rubber Ball” by Bobby Vee, snack review (“New York Style Brand – Everything Bagel Crisps” (made in Bulgaria)), Yahtzee, a journey to area code 609 on Route 9, chewing gum review (Wrigley’s 5 – “Cobalt – A Cooling Peppermint”, “Rain – A Tingling Spearmint”, “Flare – A Warming Cinnamon”), phone numbers on signs, Serpentine Drive, miniature golf, Forked River, area code concepts, nuclear power plant, soldiers, dirt roads, industrial area, pulverizing mill, propeller repair, gymnastics, redneck houses, New Jersey rock radio, AC/DC, strip mall renovation, fireplace store, bellows, cool supermarket, talking trees, cartoon food, shopping cart issues, graduation gift, shore house history, sand dunes in the woods, easy chair discarded, heading home on the Garden State Parkway, toll plazas, scanning grids, theories of chewing gum, express lanes, old drivers, vision issues, light pollution, rest stops, Perth Amboy, people in the middle, bridge hump accident, Iselin apartment, bus TV, the Al Gore traffic jam, tokens, and what the night is like in New Jersey. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Podcast Awards 2007 – Nominate The Overnightscape!

I would like to suggest nominating The Overnightscape in the GENERAL category:

Nominations close this Sunday so go there now!!!

The Overnightscape was successfully nominated in the “Cultural/Political” category in 2005, but did not win. It was not a nominee in 2006. Let’s get on there for 2007!


The Overnightscape #608 (7/11/07)


The Overnightscape #608 (Wednesday, July 11, 2007 / 2:31:00 / 69.1 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Playing Farkle in Pequannock, 7-11, Madison, Wisconsin, The Great Lakes, 3000 bookmarks on, Singing Insects of North America, magazine ads, Bacardi Mojito silicon muddler, problem with the blue drawer, Cadillac ad and The Declaration of Independence, 16mm films in school, writing the show notes in the park, Target, Logitech Precision PC game pad, Barnes & Noble, tangle of wires, Dennis, Stop & Shop supermarket, Dreyer’s, Americana, ice cream review (“Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding”), new ice cream flavors, ad on back of Entertainment Weekly, Haagen-Dazs name origin, Spotted Dick, suet, Crack Shoot, out of iTunes featured comedy, genres and categories, independent music, old Bokar Coffee bank, Museum of Modern Art, some modern art is worthless, intellectual bullying, comic book artists, Richard Serra, “Pink Snow”, don’t touch the art, “Our Second Date”, LCR, Pit, obsessed with dice game variants, Amber sci-fi book series by Roger Zelazny, think about the universe, occult bookstore, St. Bartholemew’s Church, labyrinth review (“Chartres Replica”), metal on metal, meditation, Greyswandir, noise law, NYC audio (“Jackhammer on Lex”), the box from Roel, Dutch beverage review (“Chocomel” – hot and cold), Chocomel commercials, sliding down between escalators, brown film, Indonesian candy review (“Teng Teng Gepuk”), Completely Random Memories (“The Boomerang Plane Trend of the Malls”), baby naming websites (“”, “ – Name Voyager”), Java Runtime Environment, Frank and Edward on the decline, Nora on the rise, Israel Brown is back, Station Unlimited update (“Classictronica”), Video Devil Jr., albino bat, XFL football game, Prince Edward Island, Corridor of Losers update (“Mike’s Hard Lemonade ad campaign”), major dream review feature (“3 Nights 4 Dreams”), videos of telekinesis, student center, mental institution, time travel, girl in shower, a glowing white emptiness with hair, some kind of post-apocalyptic world, societal breakdown, grid of chemtrails, popcorn raids, Star Wars in HD, wrong number, hating a one hit wonder girl from the 80s, electronics stores, Donkey Kong, breaking into an apartment, old Agfa digital cameras, flirting, a monster’s hand, reflected light, keypad on desk, wind chimes, subway line, shopping malls, Snoopy and a cat jump thru a door, podcasters in a studio, podcasting crews fighting, the next mall over, violence on the show, powdered soap at funeral home, metal sticks on the show, fluorescent bulb, The Helmet Project, XFL and World League football teams, and the new “Cloverfield” Internet phenomenon. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #607 (7/9/07)


The Overnightscape #607 (Monday, July 9, 2007 / 1:47:00 / 49 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Videos of wood, incense issues, New York State, farewell Gateway computer, hello Dell notebook (from Andrew from England), webcams, street mall in Malaysia, webcam of Java’s Cyber Espresso Bar in Columbus, Ohio, Origins gaming convention, looking for Bryan, “The Motor Excursion Ruffians #2”, The Smithee Awards, Live Earth live steaming, Kelly Clarkson, disrespecting New Jersey, Brazil, Germany, Australia, Zune, logging, numerology, a nice environment, The Great Global Warming Swindle, Alex Jones videos, 19 day mark, no longer in iTunes featured comedy, nerds, a misleading aspect of “Save Internet Radio”, Pandora, Jamaica ’69, The Nation, Tetris DX on Game Boy Color, beverage review (“Stok – Black Coffee Shot” (sent in by Jerry from CA) – regular and sweet, in coffee and by themselves), pausing the show, Eight O’Clock Coffee free font “Red Circle” by Harold’s Fonts, MadPlayer, computer switch, Windows Me, difficult file transfers, dealing with old hard drives, MAME, The King of Fighters 2003, walk / don’t walk countdown clock, dew drop in pine needles, going to a focus group, the next day, powerful caffeine, Penn Station New York, Penn Station Newark, train station hassles, Borders Books at the old World Trade Center, 7 WTC, ice cream ad on the back cover of entertainment weekly, natural flavors, NYC Audio (“Kwik-E-Mart” on 42nd St. (7-11 converted to promote “The Simpsons Movie”)), no Duff Beer, 2 days later, life-size comic book guy, TV review (“Flight of the Conchords”), beverage review (“Buzz Cola”, “Coca-Cola Vanilla Zero”), obscure intersections, and crack shoe. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #606 (7/3/07)


The Overnightscape #606 (Tuesday, July 3, 2007 / 1:39:00 / 45.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: First absinthe drinking experience, finishing up the 600 for 600 emails (starting with #77), retirement of the semi-functional Gateway computer, gray wavy lines, Kentucky, beer review (“Pacifico Clara”), Skype, playing with iPhone, fairies, Station Unlimited update (“The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity”, Last Bluffcosm Site, “The Motor Excursion Ruffians #1”, “The Killer Bag”), Horace Greeley, The Half Show podcast, memory, black pudding, podcasting cheaply, telecommuting, Eric the Evil Mailman, beverage review (“Fruko Schultz Absinth” from the Czech Republic), slotted spoon, flaming sugar cube, the cool green color, dribbling, thr whole thing on fire, Shufflin’ Jamboree, Overnightscape fans at a rail station in England,, flavor explosion, synesthesia, lizard, The Alan Parsons Project, prrmium podcasting, Federal Reserve debate, starting to feel the wormword, Zoo from South Korea, The Monkey King, tingling, Geoff from SomaCowMedia, listening to the show underwater, Stand Up Orlando Comedy Podcast, going to the bathroom, listeners in Cape Town, South Africa, eyes feel weird, Kurt the Good Mailman, Lush, Funspot, painting some trees, format changes, the number 6, Titfos, Atari 2600 Missile Command box art, “John From Cincinnati”, and Frank draws a picture of a monkey person that sucks. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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