Archive for December, 2007

Shufflin’ Jamboree

I’ve released the first beta version of the rules to my solitaire card game, Shufflin’ Jamboree.

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing it. The rules are still a work in progress. If you try it out let me know what you think!

The Overnightscape #671 (12/28/07)


The Overnightscape #671 (Friday, December 28, 2007 / 4:28:00 / 122 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: An alarm with cat whiskers, good spaceships and good women, weird energies, area code of Guam, interesting stuff this weekend, Christmas, wild accents over letters, Mariana Islands, constructed languages, Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Novia, pronunciation, human mouth sounds, end of the world, history of written language, speech accent archive, QuickTime, The International Phonetic Alphabet – Audio Illustrations, history of Guam, bacn, Facebook “FunWall” that is not fun, Michael from Guam email, water, random details and codes on packaging, lip balm review (“Dasani Pure Replenishment Lip Balm – Pure Water, Mouth Watering Raspberry, Mouth Watering Lemon”, “Desert Essence Lip Rescue With Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil”, “Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Lip Balm”), Mr. Sasha the Cat, The Global Orgasm, arrogance, old hippies, naked hippies, candy review (“Ice Breakers Pacs – Cool Mint, Orange”), chewing tobacco, No. 209 Gin, smashing glasses against the granite countertop, shattering glass, the idea of shattered glass merging back together, gentle rubbing, games, Lifesavers, Doublemint Kona Creme Gum, companies not updating their websites, “forward slash”, standard humorous commercials, conspiracy forum, the planetary conjunction and possible end of the world on December 23, 2007, extra soup, earthquakes, Flat Earth Society, questioning authority, TV show “In God’s Name” featuring leaders of various world religions, listener Christmas card (“Randal from Houston, TX”), the giant Far Side books, the planetary conjunction,Airborne, health supplement review (“Source Naturals Wellness Fizz”), Bottlecaps candy, horehound, Drudge Report, Borat, human interest stories, a failed tablet, toys in cereal boxes in the 70s like a Captain Crunch submarine, Twitter, Seesmic, test videos of Frank in NYC, mannequin nipples, video formats, 3gpp, YouTube, cool building, giant chess, confusing times, Shufflin’ Jamboree update, playing cards review (“Bicycle Pro Poker Peek”, “Bicycle Lo-Vision”), Black Tigers, Rotis Serif, The World Series of Poker, albinos, bashing another glass, one sparkle on my forehead, food review (“Amy’s Broccoli Pot Pie with Cheddar Cheese Sauce”), Global Orgasm blog, Malls of America on hiatus?, nut kiosk, blog comments,, psychic experiences, Frank’s wife Denice, shout out to Manny the Mailman, earrings, the cats, feeling the energy of the Global Orgasm, Winter solstice, season with two names (Fall/Autumn), Star Wars joke idea, feeling the energy, static electricity, good radio, positive psychic energy, movie “Zeitgeist”, Top Ten News Stories of 2007, new game, electric hum, astrology, Frank’s thoughts of the nature of reality, Big Blue Marble, various cycles of reality, TV review (“Journeyman”, “Firefly”),, consequences of time travel, imagining what it would be like to travel in time, bag full of quarters, time cops, proxy servers, Hulu gets it right, conspiracies, website review (“”), Folgers – bad, Chock full o’Nuts – good, ((2:13:51)) ModStar Igor does Frank’s “Mod” suggestion, The Overnightscape Underground, The Evil Farm,, Laphroaig, Addis Ababa, going back in time to escape the end of the world, red panda, gods on underwear, Britney Mason, Skype, going on Eddie from Ireland’s new podcast “Conspiricast”, wild animation of pinball and counting from 70s childrens TV, hippies making childrens TV in the 70s, Generation X, drug-induced cartoons, balance between rationality and hedonism, Orson Welles in “Future Shock”, Moog synthesizer music, freaking out, Pan-Am, rewind, went on Eddie’s show, insane chaotic discussion, Skype setup, the studio is a mess, onsug, angel hair pasta, Firefly, 2002 the lost year, aftermath of 9/11, 209, Obliviana Super Occult Amusement, Hallmark 2006 old-time radio ornament, world of audio, imagining a little Overnightscape “radio”, inspirational object, green ink, iPod games review (“Bomberman”, “Sonic The Hedgehog”, “Peggle”), Tribal Tap, Sonic Team, Green Hill Zone, forum posts on the Dec. 23 event, “The Coffee Pioneers”, deep sleep, dream review (“TV Screens”), siestas, “Take a Nap” by Fuzzy Daupner, song stuck in my head from the moment I woke (“Baby Lemonade” by Syd Barrett), “you’re nice to me like ice”, explaining everything by “other dimensions”, rotten ramen noodles, good yet cold pasta restaurant, hard-to-understand spoken phrase in instrumental song “Hawkeye” by The Alan Parsons Project, giving Eric Woolfson the credit he deserves, The Mongolian Seating Area, The Muppet Show, Peter Ustinov, Scooter, Kermit the Frog singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green”, The Swedish Chef, Gonzo, the “soy pudding” miscommunication at the health food store, juicing, new candy, 7-11 Blueberry Creme Coffee, lost lyrics, Burger King Potato Snacks, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffett, Iselin, The Shell Game, “this game is corny”, memories of parking Jeep in snow-packed parking spots, person vomiting on the bus, bus lane security, Permanent Makeup Zone, misheard phrase (“Amphetamine Peppercorn”), Malls of America website creator missing in action, audio field trip to Macy’s at Willowbrook Mall (Wayne, NJ) in the middle of the night (12:35 AM – 3:03 AM), crowds, hippie stuff, being at a mall at the end of the world, Dawn of the Dead, “The Last Mall” by Steely Dan, jacket, women’s department, The Fur Vault, coffeemakers, Diddy Kong Racing, Flavia Fusion Drink Station, gadgets, ice cream makers, hot dog roller, popcorn popper and nut roaster, quesadilla maker, The El Paso Chile Company, watches and razor repair counter, weird corridor, Talking Heads song, Martha Stewart berry colander, housewares, pasta attachment, pasta maker, Christmas section, Martha Stewart Red Hurricanes, Annalee Sheriff of Nottingham Mouse , Swiss Army luggage section, cool luggage logo, Derek Italic, Charter Oak, Holiday Spruce, fake band name, sparkles, TSA Lock, looking out at the dark closed mall through the shutters, mall walking groups, Origins Ginger Bar, Starbucks closed, shaving products, Edge Gel, walking outside, Twitter, Jim from Madpod calls, video camera, Brooklyn Indie Market, status of the world, FuncoLand, a whole family that was arrested, mall security, Diesel Fuel For Life, women’s wallets, Starbucks still closed because their computer is down, sickly looking girl as cosmetics spokesmodel, iPod vending machine, destructive youth, The Cheesecake Factory, misty parking lot, sitting on a cold metal bench, Wayne Towne Center (formerly West Belt Mall), trapped, sitting at the Starbucks which is still closed, new car battery, coupons, Macy’s water, free ring cleaning, Toys For Tots, the half-dead look, reality is still running as normal, “it was a circus in here today”, waking up at 3:00 PM, the kitties are playing with pinecones from the potpourri, more forum posts about the day, Christmas Eve, sad news, completing work on The Overnightscape Underground Day One, transitions, last show of 2007, things out of balance, the longest show (#572), and choosing the music – on this, the second-longest episode of The Overnightscape ever. 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The Overnightscape Underground – Day 1

The Overnightscape Underground – Day 1 is complete in track-based format! All 75 tracks of Day 1 (totaling 24 hours) are available for individual download. Or listen to it all via the feed.

The next step is to make Day 1 available for download in several different ways… this is coming soon.

Video: Frank and a Cool Building


Frank explores the exterior of an interesting building.

(I made this video to test uploading a video to YouTube directly from my Treo. It did not work.)

Video: Frank in NYC


Frank walking up 3rd Ave. making a test video for seesmic

(I wasn’t able to get this video onto Seesmic, by the way)

(Seesmic is a kind of “Twitter with video” site that is currently at “pre-alpha” status)

The Overnightscape #670 (12/19/07)


The Overnightscape #670 (Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / 2:14:00 / 61.5 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Little funny thoughts, mall delivery truck breakdown, the area code of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Mariana Trench, Papua New Guinea, The Overnightscape Underground, song lyrics, podcasting, NYC Video 2.0 Meetup at The Roosevelt Hotel during the Web Video Summit, free food and drink, exploring the audio medium, dissed and ignored by exhibitors, big shots, arrogance, TV overtaking radio in the late 1940s, online video overtaking podcasting now, Freudian slip, ballroom, extra chairs,,, text fading away, website review (“” – online TV shows), Murder One, phone ringing, the next day, audio of walking to the highway bus stop, bus lane delays, walking on hazardous ice-covered ground, going back home to get scarf and earwarmers, Toblerone, wind advisory, ice cracks, momentum, dream review (“Arcade Research in Japan”), experimenting on the guards, figures clad in black, tailpipe, the bus arrives, the feeling of starting to get a cold, Cold-Eeze, leopard tape, pepper grinder Post-It Notes, Airborne Formula, Shufflin’ Jamboree card game update, more on, “The Night Gallery” with Rod Serling, Mr. Sasha the Cat, the “edited for television” version of the movie “The Breakfast Club”, girl group update, figure out what’s going on, whistling PotatOH!, watching with “ModStar” Hwanhee, writing, slang, “gotta” and “cuz”, Aeron chairs, chair stains, apple turnover flake mess, cleaning up just the bigger pieces of the mess, an allegory for laziness, no expiration date, TV show update (“Tin Man”), new NYC Apple Store, Canadian dollar worth less than US dollar once again, PETA website, hunk of beef found in vegetarian burrito at Burritoville, tempeh, Chipotle, Qdoba, Ron Paul “Tea Party” raises over $6 million in one day, secret societies, switching to Republican, The FKN Newz on 9/11 truth, beverage review (“Ricola Natural Herb Blend Instant Herbal Tea Mix”), horehound candies, SCTV plan, hand “falling asleep”, numbness, pins and needles, charts of the human body, bad websites, “Reader’s Digest” logo redesign, fonts, iPhone with devil horns, conspiracy websites, the elite occultist secret society shadow government, occult symbolism, obelisk, ancient religions, Paul McCartney of The Beatles is dead since 1966, the movie “Let It Be”, Paul replacement Billy Campbell is a talented and interesting person in his own right, Billy Preston, giant lies, gone crazy, album “Archaeology” by The Rutles, the show is out of control, cool free PC game review (“Road Girls Revisited” pinball table for “Future Pinball”), Treo 680 software update, post office loading dock with bomb-sniffing dog, Starbucks ad campaign (“Carol by Kayak”, etc.), subway escalator scare, vegan chili in Grand Central, agave nectar squeeze bottle, maple syrup, corn syrup, going to the other side of the room, Kodachrome film from 1978, Marvel Super Heroes stamps, attract mode, and a lovely Christmas Time. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #669 (12/12/07)


The Overnightscape #669 (Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / 3:36:00 / 99.1 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Alligator meat and white tea, area code 669 rejected in San Jose, beverage review (“Stop & Shop Zazz Seltzer – Original”), Mexican area code 669 in Mazatlan, a fort and a stairway, body butter, body frosting, dry skin, hand lotion, bureau, thumb joints, feet are like “morphed” hands, designing the limbs of humans, animated gifs, DNA, TV review (“Mad Men” on AMC), Journeyman, DVR, Tivo, Scientific Atlanta, Altria (new name for Philip Morris), stress/accents in words, monotone robot voice, talking is singing, embedded lists, people taking all the fun out of Wikipedia, caps lock, Mr. Sasha the Cat, DVR glitches, Match Game, William Shatner, knocking over canned air, Curb Your Enthusiasm, toiletry review (“The Body Shop – Nut Body Butter”), advertising, fascinated by New York City in 1960, The Jean Shepherd Radio Show,,, TV show “Friends”, Sci-Fi Channel, the tarot card “The Sun”, lot of occult stuff going on, conspiracy annoyances, TV review (“Tin Man”, Episode 1), Richard Dreyfuss, Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, the acting in Star Wars, Liam Neeson, cleavage creatures,, Sci-Fi Channel’s Seeing Ear Theater (audio drama site that stopped being updated in mid-2001) , RealPlayer is the worst thing ever on computers, “brief advertisements” in online videos, The Clash song “One Emotion” inspired by Roger Moore’s bad acting in the James Bond movies, Neil Gaiman’s “Snow Glass Apples”, trashing things and then having to take it back, architecture book review (“New York 1960”), Optima font, church steps by Washington Square, The World Trade Center, gigantic books, Amazon Kindle, The Overnightscape Underground ( update, weird clicking noises, virtual broadcast, funky word, detailed text descriptions, maddeningly slow progress, frustrating day, Shufflin’ Jamboree card game update – “SJ540” variation, insurance points, programming, beverage review (“Pomegranate 7-Up (Limited Time Only)”), “natural flavors” are the same as “artifical flavors” – just derived from different sources, good graphics, snack review (“Limited Edition Snyder’s of Hanover Chocolate Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches”), miso mug ritual, chemtrails on the candy, long shows, mouth burn, tangle of wires, 7-Up website, other new sodas, history of The Overnightcase, Roel from The Netherlands, The Stackwhacker, cup-stacking craze, The Overnightcase reviews (audio reviews by Stacy from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – “Peanut Butter Chimes Ginger Chews”, “Criterion Salt Water Taffy”, “Hoboken Eddie’s Habanero Mustard”), ocean music, The Overnightcase secret review with Frank and Roel (“Peanut Butter Chimes Ginger Chews”, 9/16/06), the studio is a mess, audio levels, more Overnightcase audio reviews (Stacy is joined by her friends Michael and Melissa to review “De Olifant – Matelieff” and “De Olifant – Matelieff Brasil” cigars), snow on laptop, the hand-dome method, Cuban cigars, the missile crisis, travels in Canada, ambient noises, video game news, the fighting game genre, Street Fighter II theme song makes me happy, SNK is the best, “Real Bout Fatal Fury” cool option screen, Neo-Geo video game system, MAME, Jerry from Southern California sends Frank a PlayStation 2, defeatist attitude, easy setup, another bureau, lunch money, grand scheme, trying to find things in store, incident at the video game store, the “who do you think you messin’ with” concept, violence is bad, a lot of tension in the world makes the world more interesting, video game review (“King of Fighters XI” for PlayStation 2),game complexity, deep fighting systems, sense of depth in pinball, import games, Charmin Restrooms, tributes to Mr. Whipple, Robby the Robot, Procter & Gamble evil logo, toiletry review (“Puffs Plus Lotion with the Scent of Vicks” (non-mediated scented white facial tissues)), suavizante, scenes from the 1986 movie “Blue Velvet” by David Lynch, “Candy Colored Clown”, Dean Stockwell, crappy “talking heads” TV shows, overused ideas, Charlie Brown, True Stories, time for show notes, the SCTV plan thwarted, 3:29 AM, The Overnightscape reaches 22 hours of audio, November was a 13-hour month, last episode’s album art, the violent video games issue, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, the world is full of gray areas and continuums, Postal, Carmageddon, “Monty Python-esque” violence, ultra-violent games on the Cartoon Channel “Adult Swim” website, Maple Story, using square roots at work checking out videogame packages on the way home from work, Anna Pasta, “Strive For Five”, hypnopompic phrase (“The parents of TypePad users born with sleeping alphabet.”), Frank’s wife Denice, tracking a dollar bill, nude beach, AIM in Gmail, hating Facebook, movie quiz, video game review (“Brain Challenge” on iPod), movie “The Matrix”, the idea that at some level we are living in a kind of “Matrix” in our own imaginations, the nature of lies and deceptions, a kiss, and spilling seltzer water all over Lucille Ball. 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The Overnightscape #668 (12/5/07)


The Overnightscape #668 (Wednesday, December 5, 2007 / 3:28:00 / 95.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Cream soda is trouble, recording in the kitchen, MadPlayer with mini-speakers plugged in, bad Canadian Club Whiskey from 1973 poured down the drain, The Prohibition Era, Christmas tree, documentation for The Overnightscape Underground, Ron Paul, heading out onto the porch, “Jingle Bells”, Christmas lights, pipe review (“Tavern Pipe” long colonial clay pipe reproduction, smoked with Nat Sherman “Manhattan Twilight” pipe tobacco), stigma of pipe smoking, nail, tamping, picture taking, foreshortening, MadPlayer and wind chimes together, bad pictures, bite, “Colonial Frank” in 1772, accents, vowel drift, The Illuminati, gloves, America, cold outside, the current weather, electromagnetic energy, all show notes on one page, the root beer topic, beverage review (“Virgil’s Micro-Brewed Root Beer”), Maxfield Parrish, beverage awards, anise, licorice, intensely pleasurable carbonation experience, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, wintergreen, Reed’s Ginger Brews, accidentally knocking the microphone into my teeth, a pop-up window, “Ifs, Ands, and Butts”, cool crafts collection review (“The Sampler – Nov 2007”), Bunta Block, girly stuff, independent creative media, tomorrow will be brutally cold, a trend in creativity, sandalwood soap, castor oil, vegetarian soap, pouring cow grease all over your face, sodium tallowate, saponification, show notes, area code confusion, losing it, far western New York State, The Soap Cafe, undo the pink bow, magnet test, Dismissie, Manic Trout, kiwi bottle cap, Lollibomb Beauty “Vanilla Lavender Vegan Whipped Body Frosting”, a different Lollibomb, greeting cards, diamond-etched glass, buttonhole, mirror, Nut and Bee, idea of creating a set of little character, hipster octopus theme, Lizard Press, more greeting cards, hipster owl theme, Adorn Magazine, mystery pouch disappointment, crummy ring, scarf kit, gumball machine charms, writing show notes, cognac, psychology of digital media purchasing, an overview of all the iPod Games, weird appearance of “Brain Challenge” iPod game before official release, Frank’s ancient memory from his nursery school days – “Childhood Litterbug Book Lost”, Seth and the wooden blocks, balancing a sphere on top of a cone, cubby holes, searching for the book, the book found – “Litterbugs Come In Every Size” by Norah Smaridge (1972), Frank sees a picture of the cover for the first time in over 35 years, Denice and Liz visit the show, “an echo of childhood”, the studio is a mess, moonstone ring, “Time for Timer” short cartoons from the 70s, red faces, Brooklyn Indie Market, Liz talks about moving to Saugerties, NY, Woodstock, Bethel, Caterskill Falls, Rt. 209 recording, Woodstock 89 audio (“Mountain Madness”) – about a party in Kerhonksen, NY that was shut down, “Time For Timer” segments – hunk of cheese / sunshine on a stick, pomegranate juice, Purple 7, NYC Audio/Place Sounds (“Subway Music”), pocket change, magic tricks, intermittent?? game design obsession, “The Game of Obliviana” boardgame, “Bicycle Shadow Masters”  playing cards, flourishes, cutting a deck of cards with  one hand, carrying around cool little things, memories of childhood friend Jay (who had a deck of cards, a Frisbee, and a skateboard – all of which he gave names to), skateboarding in the 1970s, chess incident, Shufflin’ Jamboree (card game) update, dice games (Farkle, Cosmic Wimpout, Pig), proposal for a strategic version of Shufflin’ Jamboree, Paul is dead, lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center, remembering Evel Knievel, complex versus simple ideas, Snake River Canyon, Evel Knievel toys, suing Kanye West, “Evel Knievel: The Rock Opera”, rollercoaster, Super Dave Osborne, 80s TV show “Bizarre” starring John Byner (on Showtime), Mr. Sasha the Cat, Karl Malden is still alive at age 95, the oldest living celebrities, short-lived 1980 TV show “Skag” starring Karl Malden (as Pete “Skag” Skagska), Powers Boothe, Piper Laurie, candy review (“Trader Joe’s Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups”), back to work, missing the bus, feeling a breeze not in a normal place, fly down, a child-sized snowman doll sitting in the back seat of a parked car, giant chemtrail “X”s in the sky, chemtrails are not normal, crap going on right in front of your eyes that you don’t see, seeing a “2001: A Space Odyssey” pod spaceship on the back of a flatbed truck, maroon??? spot, great scene from “2001”, parody versions of things, Keir Dullea, sci-f TV series “The Starlost”, SmartCar sighting on 3rd Avenue, awful picture by Liberty Bell, hypnopompic phrase (punk rock singer “John F. Kendy”), dream review (“small pale orange-yellow oval creature in the bed”, “tractor trailer commuter train in the swamps of New Jersey”), “Find-It” game, new Overnightcase reviews coming next episode, The Overnightscape Underground website at Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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