Archive for February, 2008

The Overnightscape #686 (2/27/08)


The Overnightscape #686 (Wedenesday, February 27, 2008 / 57:00 / 26.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Analysis of “breezeways”, the streets of New York City, 42nd Street, Starbucks closing nationwide for a few hours for employee training, phases in life, coffee, americano, Times Square, police horses, riots, “Horton Hears A Who” movie, Dr. Seuss, MTV Store, 45th Street, sign on Starbucks door, remembering Chantico, drizzling, weather, The Sharper Image going bankrupt, air filters, zipping up the jacket, forklift, Jack’s World, cheap products, model train / hobby stores, music stores, chess stores, store clusters, banks, 5th Avenue, solar parking machine, Japanese bookstore at Rockefeller Center shut down, another Japanese bookstore (Asahiya), vague grid of Manhattan, avenues, Roosevelt Hotel, funny doorman hats, Vanderbilt Avenue, a Chinatown breezeway, taxi graphics, light blue and brown color scheme, lunchtime, loading dock, umbrella, Cafe Bistro, pasta balls, Howard Stern, zipping again, strange elastic strap, Petland Discounts TV commercials, new bus shelter, “Bain de Soleil” correction, the font “Choc”, appetizers, income tax, ATM solo vestibule, cafe, Ad Council, Dunkin Donuts, 100th anniversary of the PATH trains, “Mongolian Seating Area”, massive fields of shipping containers, stopping, PATH cartoon character “Bad Bill”, Brother Theodore movie, Dick Cavett, scaffolding, quick release, and the upcoming “live” Overnightscape for the 5th Anniversary of the show on March 27 at the NYC podcast meetup. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #685 (2/23/08)


The Overnightscape #685 (Saturday, February 23, 2008 / 3:23:00 / 93 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The fleeting nature of hotness, caffeine molecule T-shirts, Mr. Jesse the Cat, couscous, 120 year old woman, drinking olive oil, TV serendipity, Star Wars Episode III en espanol, Star Wars was incredible for 6 years (until “Return of the Jedi”), new Star Wars movie “The Clone Wars”, George Lucas is insane, Star Wars ideas, being a Star Wars fan sucks, new Indiana Jones movie, stuck in the 80s, status report on the world of The Overnightscape, Inramble, The Overnightscape Underground, the upcoming “live appearance” for the 5th anniversary of The Overnightscape, candy review (“Now and Later Soft”), sandwich, single malt Scotch whisky review (“The Balvenie – Single Barrel – 15 Years Old” (in-cask date July 3, 1991)), being a loser in 1991, depression, the nickels and coffee story, Somerville, NJ strip mall closed, sleeping in car in toy store parking lot, the boredom of school, independent spirit, the emotionally disturbed class, the urinal box story, Frank competes in the Special Olympics, alcohol, clutter, Overnightcase Reviews (Mr. Bunny / Dave from England reviews “Trader Joe’s Sweet and Spicy Pecans”, “Good & Plenty – Licorice Candy”, and “PayDay Chocolatey Avalanche Bar”), public domain song “The Coffee Pioneers”, getting involved in The Overnightcase Project, vintage Good n Plenty TV commercial, powerful jingle, Good & Fruity, review items in limbo, lost Overnightcase items, The Final Overnightcase Secret Review (“Ramune and Cola Candy”), Zotz, book review (“Birds of Britain”, 1967), The Streets, Entertainment Weekly, the youthquake, Julie Christie, Sarah Miles, decadent time travellers, Paula Noble, Susan Hampshire, Jane Asher, Paul McCartney, time is a bitch, Patti Boyd, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, “Layla”, “riddles in the dark” clip from the Rankin-Bass animated The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, Brother Theodore on Letterman in 1985,, new NFL logo, curly “L”, Super Bowl, Tom Petty, Super Tuesday, voting for Ron Paul, crappy electric hand dryers in bathrooms, taxi flower art gone, Saks Fifth Avenue truck elevator, Librarie de France, music cassettes, haircut, American Idol, Carly Smithson, HBO, “EF Hutton” commercials, bathrooms in Grand Central, wires on poles, Jack Nicholson impressions, “Bain De Soleil” TV commercial, Crazy Eddie, 3 hours of MTV from 1983, Mark Goodman, original EPCOT “Horizons” ride vehicle for $11,000, Twix, Sansui, “Earth To MTV”, “120 Minutes”, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit “Trolley Troubles”, Walt Disney, Al Michaels, computer problems, file recovery, Mac G3, Mac G4, Micro Center, frustration, 1TB hard drive, visiting Bryan in Pennsylvania with Peter, B-Movie card games, Gold Million Records, driving to Long Island, Cross Bronx Expressway, Cruis’n USA, Cruis’n World, bowling, Wii “Mario Party 8”, flash drives, candy review (“Bawls Mints” / “Bawls Buzz”), double entendres, staring at Space Dust, checking out some vinyl LP records (“Environments 8” (listening to “Sailboat”), “Environments 9”, “Environments 3”, “Spank the Nun” (listening to “Another Rock & Roll Statement” by Union Carbide Productions), “Son of a Witch”, “No Age” (listening to “March of the Melted Army Men” by Lawndale, and “Cinnecitta” by Pell Mell”), “Trilogy”(listening to Casa Di Mansa” by Toure Kunda)), and the idea of playing records on the radio. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #684 (2/20/08)


The Overnightscape #684 (Wednesday, February 20, 2008 / 2:16:00 / 62.4 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: A playground for my mind, pursuing perfection, hairs and fibers, state codes, American Samoa, spilled coffee on shirt, the American dollar, economic crash, Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday, Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Dutch coffee review (“Espresso Originale” – The Coffee Company), Palm mug, getting fired, Mac PowerBook 150, PhoneNet connectors, System 7, computing history, OsoaWeek (The Weekly Ezine of Obliviana Super Occult Amusement), the 209th day of 1994, game/cult, early days of AOL, BBS, Aerie Obliviana, Psion Series III, Palm V, MLK Day, Arizona, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, 22nd anniversary of Anything But Monday, college radio show, 209, romance of a wild youth, premium podcast, letting go of the past, dream review (“Smashing Down Bathroom Walls”), PS2 game (“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”), the movie “Memento”, memory and dreaming, getting more coffee, tangle of wires, kitty litter scratch ‘n’ sniff, ancient Atlantis, cat genetics, pipe smoking, weather, “Package Opening Time”, vintage candy Frank bought on eBay (Cherry “Space Dust” from 1978), Fruit Brute, childhood Space Dust memories, angel dust, Dynamints, opening a package from listener Wayne from New York (discontinued “Icebreakers Pacs” candy, buttons, toy soldier, Old Mountain rose incense, Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper jellybeans, Wacky Packages (new series 6), “Monster Party” media), Dave from Work IM, Wacky Packages in the 70s, recording of Frank at age 6 (“Bad Hole”), movie “Smoky and The Bandit 2”, synchronicity report (“The Flying Nun”), vintage item review (“Fun Buttons” by Fun Foods), Little Silver,, random slogans, cool crafts collection review (“The Sampler” – February 2008), Bunta Block, photocopy graphics, Gloom Magazine, quick movie reviews (“Persepolis”, “Juno”, “Cloverfield”, “They Live”), people from Iran, Iranian movie review from The Overnightscape #4 (“Ten”), indie pretensions, Rowdy Roddy Piper, John Carpenter, conspiracies, terra cotta, and a baby narwhal. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #683 (2/13/08)


The Overnightscape #683 (Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / 53:00 / 24.4 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Comfy chairs, mysterious stuff, Port Authority Bus Terminal, USO, General Douglas MacArthur, Frank’s father’s Navy stories, new skyscraper, exploring the 300 gates area, orange numbers, shiny red bricks, water fountain, injured pigeon, carts, people lined up, withdrawn in high school, air conditioning, entering the subway system, the new tile art in The Corridor of Losers (of people celebrating New Years), musicians missing, obsessed with magic, thinking of joining the Navy, religious people, a women fell down, ramp, escalators, clothing company sticker, Jobox, controlling reality, examining the artwork, Times Square Shuttle, cool subway area, the world is on pause, 10 days since I last recorded, old door, on the Shuttle, Aquafresh Toothpaste, the movie “Real Men” (1987), bag and coats, Grand Central Terminal, Pylones, Northwest Passage, unprepared to get off the bus, out in the cold, Park Avenue goes through building, Burt Reynolds movies (“Smokey and The Bandit”, “Smokey and The Bandit 2”, “The Cannonball Run”, “Hooper”), comedic angles, lunchtime, snowing, failed recording because I pressed pause by accident while the recorder was wrapped in a scarf, sushi confusion, transit museum, clock, robot, my appearance on “Conspiracast”, Tom Green, laughably fake Apollo 17 moon mission videos, checking out some soup, falafel platter, old mailbox, odd device, official activity, upcoming episodes, strange little police cars, cool seat, and failure. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #682 (2/8/08)


The Overnightscape #682 (Friday, February 8, 2008 / 2:04:00 / 56.9 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The stomach flu, Groundhog Day, Fort Worth, Texas, an ad in Entertainment Weekly, giant ancient desert artwork, Xevious, Adobe Wood Type – Mesquite, beverage review (“Miller Chill”), Super Bowl, New York Giants, New Jersey, Frank gets the “stomach flu”,, toasted pine nut couscous, olive oil, bourbon, arguing with people on Twitter about Ron Paul, Air Force One, Ronald Reagan imitations, scumbags, secret societies, Federal Reserve, banking, the movie “The Money Masters”, the Ron Paul phenomenon, Michael Badnarik videos about The Constitution, spiritual journey,, the story of the stomach flu, nausea, chills, semi-delirious state, throwing up, viruses, sleeping the whole day, fever dreams, blank slate, matzoh, Encyclopedia Britannica, before the Internet, TV review (“Lost”), torrential downpour, mental haze, looking sick in videos, immunity, pasta with hot sauce, movie review (“Smokey and The Bandit” (1977)), Star Wars, escapist fantasy, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, the CB radio craze, “Night Music” air freshener discontinued, Icebreakers Pacs candy discontinued, buying an original 1978 pack of Cherry “Space Dust” on eBay, Dynamints, Candy Dandy puzzle, Lipton “Giggle Noodle” Chicken Soup, “inramble” Google hits, blog comments (Rob Safuto – Inramble”), New York Minute Show, NYC Pod Squad, TubeMogul,, NYC Video 2.0 meetup at Webster Hall, video people, not working too great for me, 9/11 truth and the “no planes” theory, Mos Def on Real Time with Bill Maher, Apollo moon mission hoaxes, Montel Williams, the obsession with celebrity news, InStyle Magazine, the Mercury Retrograde walnut thing, headphone shopping, unrealistic grand schemes, looking back, “Stuff I Sold on eBay in 2003” (zip file of 530 pics), preservability, on edge of a sneeze, 2XL, Atari cartridges, Pepsi Kona, weird Japanese floppy discs, 1 TB hard drive, Weird Paul, Facebook, with Byron Allen, Real People, That’s Incredible, vintage Lego websites, “Malls of America” guy still missing, asteroid “TU24” almost hit the Earth, smirking creep, random CD cover thing, WDW map, “Shining Stars” dolls, “name a star”, and the Lakota Nation secedes from the USA? Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #681 (2/4/08)


The Overnightscape #681 (Monday, February 4, 2008 / 2:34:00 / 70.8 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Blue jelly, elf zombie, the urge to create little worlds, incense keep on going, a little movie report from Starlog Magazine #47 (June 1981), Future Life Magazine, old magazines, movies mentioned (“Blade Runner”, “Dune”, “Knightriders”, “Creepshow”, “Invasion of the Spaghetti Monsters”, “The Stand”, “Day of the Dead”, “The Creature Wasn’t Nice”), Boards of Canada song “Music is Math”, “the past inside the present”, feeling sorry for the atheists, atheist “god” The Flying Spaghetti Monster, the spiritual middle ground, “Frank from the farther future” cuts into the show to correct some mistakes made by “Frank from the future”, who when cuts in to celebrate the two million second mark which regular-time Frank had missed, time travel sound effects, temporal anomolies, the celebration of 2,000,000 seconds of The Overnightscape, looking back on the one million second mark on episode 425 (3/31/06), celebrating with some Van Winkle bourbon, putting together the celebration bell (Bionic Woman eye involve with cat psychic event, spring from old squeaky chair, Overnightscape mini ruler), analysis of 2 million seconds, mathematical formulas, the celebration, shot glass, making sure the endpoint doesn’t deviate from the zero point, returning to real time, a shot of bourbon, computer game review (“NetHack”), Epson QX-16 computer, the game “Rogue”, Amulet of Yendor, roguelike game, Wikihack, moving with HJKL, playing NetHack at “telnet”, neutral human Valkyrie, leprechauns, identify scroll, looting a box, spellbook, attacking a pony, frozen by the floating eye’s gaze, killed by a paper golem, ring of free action, quick review of “The Sampler” from Holiday 2007 (, Scrub Your Butt Soap Company, mini “neon” sign review (Desk Top Neon – “H&C Coffee” sign from Roanoke, Virginia), The Station at Citigroup Center, model railroading, Miller Engineering (, , lava lamp, Million Dollar Homepage, Pixelotto, Alexa rankings, novelty vs. quality, NYC “The Gates” art project, new NYC art project “The Waterfalls”, partial movie review (“Smokey and the Bandit” (1977)), Sony Platinum MusicPass, chair disposal, celebrity deaths (Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro), Saturn Return, People Magazine “Gone Too Soon”, Cadillac and their 40 GB hard drives, offering people on Twitter to say whatever they write on the show, remembering synthesizer performer Michael Iceberg playing at the Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, a video of Michael Iceberg from Disneyland (on, Baroque Hoedown / Main Street Electrical Parade, another celebrity death (Maila Nurmi (“Vampira”)), local TV horror hosts, “Chiller”, “Malls of America” guy still missing, “Sir Graves Ghastly”, “Plan Nine From Outer Space”, even more celebrity deaths, TV show “Torchwood”, names for the UK, Twitter response (“”), Doctor Who, WDW map update, new Circuit City in NYC, bathrooms, the DIVX before DIVX, candy review (“Monster Mints – High Intensity”), Oregon Peppermint Oil, Monster Cables, Overnightscape 2007 stats (99 shows, 149+ hours), being in the live audience for “The Conan O’Brien Show”, Hulk Hogan, WWF Uncle Elmer’s wedding in 1985, the old David Letterman studio, Chris Elliott characters (The Guy Under The Seats, The Regulator Guy), Twitter resonse (“Boostah” listening to the “Into Your Head” podcast), Conspiracast, a visit to Saugerties, NY, antique stores and junk shops, book review (“JC Penney Catalog – Fall & Winter 1973”), a pistol crossbow, mushroom and owl art, serendipity, being a 6-year-old kid in 1973, pimpwear, Twitter response (“Brian Jude” – mystery message), Woodstock, Frank takes the “Pasta Inferno” challenge at the restaurant “New World Home Cooking” in Saugerties, fresh habanero peppers, a major pepper high, voiceovers, “Liquor 43”, checking Skype, new cupcake shop “Sweet Avenue Bake Shop”, rootbeer float cupcake, red velvet cake, Blue Velvet, Mr. Jesse the Cat, toothpaste review (“Colgate Max Fresh Whitening With Mini Breath Strips – Kiss Me Mint”), and generic “berry” flavor. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Stuff I Sold on eBay in 2003

38.1 MB ZIP file containing 530 pictures:

Note: There are a few slightly NSFW images like some Playboy covers and stuff.

From the READ ME file in the archive:

by Frank Edward Nora
530 Pictures
Released February 2, 2008

Hi, I’m Frank Edward Nora, host of the long-running Internet talk radio show “The Overnightscape” ( I have always had way too much stuff and not enough space to store it. Back in 2003 I set out to sell a ton of stuff I had accumulated on eBay – stuff you can see in these pictures. Most of the stuff sold. I may still have a few of these items. It was kind of bittersweet looking at these pics – while I don’t miss any of this stuff, some of it is pretty darn cool… Anyway, just though you might like to see this collection of interesting things.

These photos are under the following license:

Attribution 3.0 United States

Attribution: By Frank Edward Nora, host of the long-running Internet talk radio show “The Overnightscape” ( Released as part of a set called “Stuff I Sold on eBay in 2003” on February 2, 2008.

The Overnightscape #680 (2/2/08)


The Overnightscape #680 (Saturday, February 2, 2008 / 1:28:00 / 40.6 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Vague pleasurable memories, Treo 680, Palm OS, Palm stores closing, Palm mug, show notes, vintage computer “TRS-80”, Pascal, Inramble, TubeMogul, the world of online video, mobile video sites,, incense review (“Bouquet Essentials – Incense Coil Set – Jasmine Aura”), The Overnightscape incense tradition, an abundance of whiskey, getting older, Goldfrapp, Generation X, ancient computers, the dawn of videogames, growing up with computers, restaurant review (“Zen Burger” – vegetarian fast food restaurant), the fast food experience, global warming, the movie “The Great Global Warming Swindle”, “kipple” (word for junk that accumulates, made up by Philip K. Dick), grey goo, Ikea “Motorp” Storage Rack for Writing Materials, Ikea in Paramus, Big Ass Fans, chair shopping, Ikea “Bastis” dead animal pillows, cat goddess, big companies are evil, “Mark Lives in Ikea”, whiskey review (“Black Maple Hill – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Premium Small Batch Bourbon”), disastrous typography, alcohol can be dangerous, some audio from Carrie Engdahl’s going away to Texas show “The Last Schmaltz”, Edirol R-09, phenomenon of people you know through other people, people at Carrie’s show, roller derby, Sisters of Mayhem, Manny the Mailman, Brian Jude, Jersey Devil Hunt, state monsters, burlesque,, The Paunch Stevenson Show, videos from the show, jasmine arm, a life experience of losing touch with a big group of people after breaking up with a girlfriend, looking forward to messed-up memories to remember, random memory of the song “Life Is Grand” by Camper Van Beethoven, crap floating around in your head, death, MacBook Air, WiTricity, getting rid of the last of the CDs, annoying aspects of CDs, selling CDs at stores, emotional attachment, letting go of the past, Willowbrook Mall, toy store closing, Cinnabon, video game buying, video game review (“Midway Arcade Treasures 3” for PS2), Funcoland, Hydro Thunder, San Francisco Rush 2049, Onsug update, using the Mercury Retrograde energy in a positive way, and the finale of the show. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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