Archive for August, 2007

The Overnightscape #619 (8/30/07)


The Overnightscape #619 (Thursday, August 30, 2007 / 1:27:00 / 39.9 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Juvenile delinquents, phantom power, San Diego, Imperial Beach, John fron Cincinnatti, magenta pen, updates, lost train of thought, voice over class, Zorn from Germany, slanguage, opening a box from Jerry from SoCal, cool new microphones, blog posts, backups, Twitter Times Square webcam event, The Slideshow of the Japanese Vending Machines, online comic “At The Circle” by Frank’s brother John (on, “The Evil Farm (2-Minute Version)”, Conspiracy Workshop (“Listener Audio from Boostah / Eddie from (from Ireland)”, “”, “”), beverage review (“Ume Juice”), EPCOT Center, getting my own wine and pepper and cheese, spheres of water, Delicious Orchards (Colt’s Neck, NJ) food review (“Apple Cider Donuts”, “Almond Butter Crunch Cookies”), Dutch salt licorice, ammonium chloride, ammonia Coke, Denice’s tomato sauce/washing machine phone incident, supernatural experience in the empty house of Frank’s late grandmother, Pensylvania Dutch, weird horn, old pics of the house, ghost cat, a short visit to the Woodbridge Center Mall, Game Room Store, Gaplus attract mode, Tape Word, Koenig’s Art Emporium, preserving mall history, Donkey Kong 3, “The King of Kong”, Funspot, Lake Winnipesaukee, photographic memory, Sunglass Hut rebrabded, favorite malls, Oh!rbach’s, Lord & Taylor, Crabtree & Evelyn, revamping the fountain area, woman flipped out on bus, MTV Video Music Awards, pit bull surprise, directions to IHOP, bus driver compassion, and focusing on the fish. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #618 (8/28/07)


The Overnightscape #618 (Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / 58:00 / 26.6 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Pink lock, a door of nothing, shattered beverage, Illinois, computer backups, MoMA, blank paintings, The Spontaneous Twitter Times Square Webcam Event, Boing Ball, NYC audio (“The Bird Guy in Midtown”), pill bottle, clear plastic garbage bags, umbrellas, the shoeshine guys, Grand Central, up the West Balcony, NYC audio (“Old Sea Captain Guy in Times Square”), doom guy, Nokia Theater, The Rentals, help the homeless, weird misty rain, coldest August day in NYC since 1911, tourists in a restaurant, 43rd Street, New York Times, giant loading docks, The Times Square, Port Authority Bus Terminal, MTV Video Music Awards, The Night Loop, insane drivers, the amphibious bus, the interior of a ticket machine, “Space Garden #1”, horrible typography, theme park map, tourist brochure, MTV Store, lottery, gambling, store coming soon, “www” is annoying, morning time staircase, pretzel puns, enormous face on bowling alley construction sign, bad clip art, upset guard, annoying loudspeaker, bus queue area, mathematical calculation, NYC audio (“42nd Street”), cults, 1977, vendors, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Dave & Busters, Joe Camel, alternate ways of going home, the idea of walking home, scooters, Boing Ball, Conspiracy Workshop (“Police State Roadmap” book), and the water bottle on the ceiling. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Spontaneous Twitter Times Square Webcam Event

This past Friday I was Twittering away in NYC, and Andrew from England mentioned he was looking at some webcams in Times Square. So, when I got to Times Square I found the webcam he was looking at and Twittered to him I was there, and then a bunch of people on Twitter also tuned in to the webcam and took a lot of pics. Check out the discussion on the forum here and here.

Lots more pics and a transcript in the rest of this post… Read more

The Slideshow of the Japanese Vending Machines

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The Overnightscape #617 (8/24/07)


The Overnightscape #617 (Friday, August 24, 2007 / 1:20:00 / 36.7 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Feather duster, ice cream social, walking down the empty road, Boston, Red Sox, ValuJet, gang wars, debating religion with cult members, intellectual indulgence, Vectrex, hanging with the Moonies, Morgan’s Tarot, leftover topics, stamp review (“Marvel Comics Superheroes”, United States Postal Service), obscure characters, Jean Shepherd, cat lovers and haters, Conspiracy Workshop (“Megalomaniacs”), TV review (“NY77 – The Coolest Year In Hell”, VH1), PlayStation, Stratocaster, cosplayer dressed as “K'” from “The King of Fighters” video game series, band-aid on a battery, Web 2.0 website “”, Frank’s name, girls named “Nora Frank” around the world, the paving crew, Twitter, switching of torchiere lamps, dangers of halogen bulbs, The Paunch Stevenson Show,, talk show hosts who died recently (“Tom Snyder”, “Merv Giffin”), perfect weather, super hot Thai food, a visit to classic used bookstore “Chatham Bookseller” in Madison, NJ, annoying flies, “An Atlas of Fantasy”, the magic years 1979-1982, “The Office Book”, thanks to “Joshua from California” for info on the defunct “Best Products” chain of stores with crazy architecture, “Escapist” on the forum, a little bottle of the long-discontinued “Crabtree & Evelyn Coconut Oil Shampoo”, company pronunciations, “Essential Clarity Inhaler”, and the rich rock star is kind of a jerk. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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At The Circle – Comic By Frank’s Brother John

Check out my brother’s comic, “At The Circle”, online at Walrus Comix.

The comic is based on true events from January of 1987 when I was making a video movie called “The Evil Farm” with a bunch of local juvenile delinquents in and around Somerville, New Jersey. The character holding the video camera is based on me.

I have never released the video version of “The Evil Farm” online, but I plan to at some point. I did create an audio version of “The Evil Farm” which is available online, but only in lo-fi form. I plan on a hi-fi release of the audio version in the near future. Until then check out the lo-fi MP3 of the 10-minute edited version above (not safe for work). You can hear the actual audio of some of the dialog in the comic!

The Overnightscape #616 (8/21/07)


The Overnightscape #616 (Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / 45:00 / 20.6 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Old school 45-minute “live” episode, Michigan, show history,, beverage review (“Mountain Dew Game Fuel”), Halo 3, “86 the Host” on, Alexa rankings, disgusting ingedient update, air traffic, The Mr. Rogers Episode of this Episode, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”, Conspiracy Workshop (“Matt stops listening because of the conspiracy topic”), beverage review (“Abita Beer Turbodog”), Acme Underground, decade 76% over, quick TV reviews (“Mad Men”, “John from Cincinnati”), Japanese Grocery update, Hate The Radio’s “The Last Supper”, “Avalanche Ranch” Vacation Bible School, remembering a college professor from NYU (“Bennett Byron Sims”), “Inquiring Minds Want To Know”, M. Night Shyamalan, goodbye Weekly World News, Ed Anger, and paving the stupid rain forests. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #615 (8/15/07)


The Overnightscape #615 (Saturday, August 18, 2007 / 30:00 / 13.7 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Old school 30-minute show, Nashville, thanks to Bob for the box of Stok Black Coffee Shots,, horrifying food ingredient “l-cysteine”, beverage review (“Elijah Craig – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – 12 Years Old”, air conditioner malfunction, “Midnight Pomegranate” liquid soap, Conspiracy Workshop (“A View From Space – AM 640 Toronto Radio”),film crew, new Japanese grocery, The Overnightscape does not win in the Podcast Awards, congratulations to “Show Girls” who won in the General category, The Mary and Karla Show, soy un perdedor, Beck, and two talk show hosts died. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Podcast Awards Result – Soy Un Perdedor

The 2007 Podcast Awards winners were just announced. The Overnightscape, nominated in the General category, did not win.

I want to thank everyone for all the time and effort spent voting, many of you every day. It was great to see all the effort on behalf of the show!

The show that won in the General category, “Show Girls”, is run by this guy Franklin McMahon, and the stars include Karen and Karla from Rumor Girls, KFC from Sky Diver Girls, and Soccergirl – all of whom I like and have met at various podcasting events – so I am happy for them, and congratulate them on winning.

Out of 4,097 shows nominated, The Overnightscape was one of the 220 finalists (actually 201 since 19 shows were nominated in 2 categories) – so that in itself is pretty cool.

The Overnightscape #614 (8/14/07)


The Overnightscape #614 (Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / 3:09:00 / 86.5 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Really vague campfire and lanterns, water bottle safety seals, electrical fields, state shapes, Columbus, Ohio, JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar webcam, trip planning effort, coffee shop prep work, bags, fleeting things on the Internet, Podcast Award voting closed – will The Overnightscape win?, cheapo plasma globe, travel, 1985 trips to check out colleges in Cleveland and Minneapolis, Talking Heads, pink pen disposal recording lost, going to the supermarket to buy oatmeal, Ford Thunderbird logo, bus turnings, iced coffee, extracurricular activites, Thundarr the Barbarian, failing at Dungeons & Dragons, Peter Tork game room at Carlton College, The Monkees, arcade video games from 1984 (“Vulgus”, “Flicky”), headphones dying, Sonic the Hedgehog, old TV antenna adjustment, serious topic, in the dark, false reality, conspiracy theories, 9/11 video “Loose Change”,, audio field trip (“New Addition to the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ”), “The Royal Mall”, AMC Theater, curving corridor, Jamba Juice, down and up and down the escalator, reconfigured food court, vague sushi place, song review (“Owl (I Can See You Mix)” by Indo Tribe), music restrictions, TV clip (“Match Game ’74” – reference to Lidsville), Charles Nelson Reilly, H. R. Pufnstuf, Rishi Tea, new headphones from sealed MadPlayer box, twisty tie, rooibos getting more popular, beverage review (Snapple Red Tea – “Acai Mixed Berry”, “Mandarin Tangerine”), mystery of the Technoshades, “The Mechanical Boy”, The Banana Splits, 1971 ABC Saturday Morning Preview, The Funky Phantom, The Curiosity Shop, powerful media, mind contrrol, volume control, wanting to get more done, Eddie Munster,, getting frustrated, green glow in the sky, White Stripes show at Madison Square Garden, concert venues like little police states, Cinnabon, The Hugh Thompson Show on the AT&T Tech Channel, Porter Wagoner, Grinderman, the hurling of the glowing swizzle sticks, “Mad Men” update, wrecking the tone of the show, chemtrails, the Web 2.0 subculture, dream review (“Sick and Bald”, “Somerville, NJ”, “I Became a Lindsay Lohan at 7-11”), adding Stok black coffee shots to instant decaf coffee, automatic gain control, cats love boxes, sticky, dream review (“Bad Elevator”, “Holographic Scene”, “Hotel With Pong And Slash”), remembering dreams, dream review (“Invisible Flying Thru Mall On Dock”, “Cartoon GPS”, “Several Shopping Centers”, “iPod N64 Emulator”), Banjo-Kazooie, Pokey, memories come tumbling in, Japanese liquor review (“The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky (Suntory, Aged 12 Years)”, “The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky (Suntory, Aged 12 Years)”), metal DisneySea mug, hazardous band of metal, gagging, spitting, mini movie review (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”), iPod game review (“The Sims Pool”), disappearance of Coca-Cola Blak, solving the longstanding mystery of the visit to the new age store, Hopatcong, Barnegat, shades of gray, fear of haircuts, long hair and facial hair, Obliviana Super Occult Amusement, hair salon name change, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, the barber track, metrosexual, replacing the busted Game Pad, King of Fighters, goodbye Discovery Channel Store at Grand Central Terminal, Escapist’s earthquake experience on Twitter, “Cities” by Talking Heads, and the shirt labels were stabbing my neck. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #613 (8/8/07)


The Overnightscape #613 (Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / 3:14:00 / 88.8 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Mocking religion in the bathroom, fake heat wave, standard donuts, time traveling to 1979 and 1880, heavily encoded messages, NYC audio, crossing Park Avenue, staying late at work, guy sprawled on the ground who might be dead, Ottawa, 60th anniversary of area codes?, Post-It Note problems, area code coincidence from last show (bridge collapse), Newark, Diamond District, Podcast Awards, cleaning up the condo, storage unit, selling almost all the video games, $209.70, Boards of Canada, Dreamcast, Tetris DX on Game Boy Color, garbage truck squeaking, Times Square at dusk, cops, dream review (“Recording The Show”, “Living in Sleet and Heil”, “Riverside Apartment”, “Flooded Ride Queue Area”), little bit of coffee, transferring items from dreams to reality, Deer Express, reality checks, dream recorders, chronoscope, living in a sea of information, Akashic Records, missing the bus, on the highway, Verizon installing FiOS?, dream review (“Hanging Out Back In Time (1979)”), hard versus soft time travel, wood paneling, dream review (“Dark Ride on Second Avenue”, “The Luciferian Society”, “Video Game Arcade in The Old West”), scary basketball, pope and reporter, church sessions, first visit to Walt Disney World, dream review (“Codes For Time Travel”), cat treats, remembering dreams, cleaning up the crap from the past in the condo, Casio PT-1 keyboard, the fate of stuff, things borrowed, disposal of the busted headphones, Intel Pocket Concert, lost segment, just a little awesome, soap opera swordfight, recording a major thunderstorm, heat lightning, forks of lightning, Twitter, ozone, just a computer, windchimes, scientists don’t get it, animals in the woods, cats and dogs, are trees and plants self-aware?, anti-vegetarians, voles, instinct, Atlantean accents, killing, tigers as pets, fruitarians, origin of the universe, religiously independent, evolution is ridiculous, liquor store, weather phenomenon attention span runs out, huge backlog of review items, Review Time (Singaporean snack: “Yan Yan Double Cream – Chocolate and Strawberry”, expired product: “Java Blast Triple Espresso Shot Instant Energy Coffee Break Bar”, snacks: “Flat Earth Impossibly Good Baked Veggie Crisps – Farmland Cheddar”, “Flat Earth Impossibly Good Baked Fruit Crisps – Peach Mango Paradise”, “Eden Sea Vegetable Chips”, horrific Japanese snacks (not eaten): “Party Time – Let’s Party – Dried Filefish, Roasted Horse Mackerel, Roasted Crab”), Flat Earth Society membership, Review Time (snacks: “Limited Edition Fight For The Flavor Doritos – Wild White Nacho, Smokin’ Cheddar BBQ”, “Nabisco Mixers – Traditional”), void where prohibited, that not-so-fresh smell, useless official websites, obscure CDs, comment spam, Review Time (cookies: “Limited Edition Oreos – Dulce De Leche”), fake person feeling calm, making the oatmeal, brownout, January 2007, trace minerals, evil MLM schemes, the world is in shades of gray, uranium, the spinning rings on a ring toy, Channel 13 Store in World Trade Center, Tarot cards missing, “Reflexions – The Contemporary Tool For Personal Insight” (divination cards) by The Catalyst Group, obscure stuff that is not on the Internet, measuring a ruler, a box of stuff from Japan from Jeff from Houston (from The Meandering Mouse podcast), Suntory Single Malt Whiskeys, mini food toys, Lovely Donuts, Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island mug, Ikspiari, guide map, reflections on two VHS camcorders and a Super 8mm projector that are finally being discarded, years of crap, old music cassettes, playing with Lego blocks and listening to Mannheim Steamroller, right ring toe feels weird, prying apart flat Lego bricks with a knife, the pleasure of sorting things out, NYC audio, crushing all the garbage, Bubba Gump, and the sounds of Times Square. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape Nominated for Podcast Award

Thank you all for nominating the show! The Overnightscape is a nominee in the GENERAL category, along with 9 other shows.

Voting lasts for 15 days, starting Saturday, July 28, 2007 and ending Saturday, August 11, 2007. You can vote once per day – so make sure to vote every day!

The Overnightscape was previously nominated for a Podcast Award in the “Cultural/Political” category in 2005, but did not win. It was not a nominee in 2006. This year, 2007, we have a real chance to get the award!!!

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