Archive for September, 2008

The Overnightscape #742 (10/1/08)


The Overnightscape #742 (Wednesday, October 1, 2008 / 45:00 / 41.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: 2:57 AM, Canada, The Rampler, more comments on the Andy Kaufman interview, (Carrie,Manny the Mailman), overwhelmed by audio, quality audio content, The Overnightscape Underground, new listeners, phone conversation, movie screening, two brown and bulbous plastic bottles, 70s home decor, The Conran Shop, TV reviews (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, “Heroes”), Garret Dillahunt, Summer Glau, human/robot sexual tension, getting difficult to watch TV, Malcolm McDowell, time travel, the song “Paranoimia” by The Art of Noise (featuring Max Headroom), driving around New Jersey with Erin, synchronicity, the song “The Intro and The Outro” by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, “Magical Mystery Tour”, deodorant review (Old Spice Red Zone High Performance Solid – Showtime and Swagger), hearing people outside, ponderous websites, taking shirt off, Rolling Stone magazine, comedy, an old Old Spice commercial, food review (“Herbertsville Heat – Chile Pepper Infused Honey” – product of New Jersey, USA), and The Honeydrippers with Robert Plant. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #741 (9/30/08)


The Overnightscape #741 (Tuesday, September 30, 2008 / 45:00 / 41.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Two weeks since the last episode, 19 episodes of The Rampler (nearly 14 hours worth) since the last episode, trying to be quiet, beverage review (POMx Iced Coffee – Chocolate and Cafe au Lait), trademark symbols, website making noise, natural caffeine, paper towels and toilet paper, snack review (Majans Bhuja – Original Mix), each household has its own recipe, snack mix traditions, Stop & Shop logo redesign, a supermarket in chaos, the movie “Starbucking”, last episode’s interview with (a man who claims to be) Andy Kaufman, lost recording, crashed, buying an Acer Aspire One mini notebook computer, getting confused, new Crumpler Bag (The Moderate Embarrassment), a weekend in Atlantic City, Bally’s, hotel room coffee maker busted, Gorilla Tape, The Pier Shops at Caesar’s, fountain light show, The Wild Wild West Casino, casino ambience, audio-animatronic prospector and mule, playing the video slots, toast with butter and pickled plum paste and Guinness Marmite, phone call with “Andy”/Steve Maddox, comments on the Andy Kaufman interview (Boostah, Brian Jude, Carrie), and Santa Christ. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Show Update

It’s been over a week since the last episode was released… been kinda crazy with the whole Andy Kaufman Interview, this site crashing, my trip to Atlantic City last weekend, etc. I plan on getting back on track with The Overnightscape this weekend, with new episodes released early next week – back in the 45-minute format.

But of course I have not been taking a break – I have been doing The Rampler!! In fact, since I recorded Episode 740 of The Overnightscape, I have done 16 episodes of The Rampler, totalling over 11 hours in length!

The Overnightscape #740 (9/16/08)


The Overnightscape #740 (Tuesday, September 16, 2008 / 2:31:00 / 138 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: An Interview With (a man who claims to be) Andy Kaufman, area code 740 in Ohio, recap of the interview situation, ran out of coffee, screwed up the recording, voiceover artist Ken Scott at, That Girl, Marlo Thomas, a visit to Whole Foods, ostrich eggs, The Oranges, a 20% chance, expensive shopping, Allegro Coffee – Sumatra Blue Batak, snack review (Go Raw “Simple” Flax Snax – New Bite Size Version), tomato powder, our economy is collapsing, AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDY KAUFMAN, voice modulator,, Stephen D. Maddox, package, personal check, career overview, children’s entertainer, Mighty Mouse, Dick Van Dyke, the first episode of Saturday Night Live, Taxi, has-beens and careers that crumble, money and fame, wrestling women, the stage doesn’t end at the end of the stage, Fridays, Jack Burns, Melanie Chartoff, Michael Richards, Weird Al Yankovic’s “UHF”, John Lennon, the origins of the idea of faking his death, Elvis, hoaxer Alan Abel, jerky, the supposed death in May 1984, how “Elvis” faked his death, “The Song That Never Ends”, getting recognized, phone call, money, new identity, “The Running Man”, travel, apartments, the character “Claire”, blood clot in leg, Video Toaster, “Photo Claire”, working at Walt Disney World, public access television, the new generation, books, getting involved in stuff on the Internet, history of the websites, Geocities, 20 year anniversary of the death, Enrique, different characters, getting onto Twitter, Retarded Policeman, testing the waters, @TheAndyKaufman, YouTube, the future of video, Commodore 64, conspiracy theories, hurting people’s feelings, the quality of the answers on Twitter, cave paintings, preserving digital media, FastBoards,, fragments, cartoons, The Rampler, people who want proof, discovery process, the future, watching cartoons all day, adult life, keeping your freedom, Ron Paul, the presidential campaign, the Santa campaign, Scavenger Hunt, “Bubba Ho-Tep”, “Man On The Moon”, Laurie Anderson, The Muppets, “The Tony Clifton Story”, The Carnival Video with Troy, the information trail, health, transcendental meditation, the 25th anniversary, Santa/Elvis hybrid, meeting new people, The Allusion Forum (, another forum, people listening in the future, END OF INTERVIEW, see it was real, and a Flax Snax update. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #739 (9/15/08)


The Overnightscape #739 (Monday, September 15, 2008 / 2:01:00 / 110 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Oatmeal problems and technical problems, the one month anniversary of The Rampler, Meeting Tony Clifton (on The Rampler #47), TheAndyKaufman on Twitter, Art Stars, another person obsessed with the number 209, becoming “The Rampler”, setting up the interview with Andy Kaufman, ran out of coffee, iced pu-erh tea, getting into the groove with Firepower and the virtual radio station on Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (on PS2), vacuuming the living room, voiceover guy Ken Scott at, recording mishap, pickled plum paste, miso, refrigerator ice makers, the oatmeal incident, math error, an audio anomaly in The Rampler #14 (found by Eddie from Conspiracast), TheAndyKaufman’s “Carnival Video” and interview with Troy from, improv comedy, Steve Maddox, phone interview with Troy by AGKMNII, the “preshow” to the interview with Andy Kaufman, test with phone hookup, air conditioner, Karl Malden, sipping some scotch, tobacco, Don LaFontaine, NBC Balls, conversation. Saturday Night Live, Laurie Anderson, the song “Captain Easychord” by Stereolab, Mike Oldfield, the song “What Child Is This”, “Greensleeves”, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Rush Limbaugh, conservative politics in the early to mid 90s, Ron Paul, neo-conservatives, Bob Dole, checking the FTP, fiddling with a Stratocaster, Mini Strat, turning a Tabasco tie into a cat toy, TV review (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Shirley Manson from the band “Garbage”, liquid metal, the songs “Queer” and “Only Happy When It Rains” by Garbage, 90s nostalgia, Summer Glau, the song “Long, Long, Long” by The Beatles, Faeriah,the full audio of me vacuuming  , reboot iPod, TV reviews (“Fringe”, “True Blood”), a clip from a Longmont Potion Castle prank call where he says “awesome” in a funny way, Mr. Sasha the Cat, the June 1977 issue of Starlog Magazine, and knock on particleboard. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Meeting Tony Clifton

I met Tony Clifton on The Rampler #47 (9/11/08).


The Overnightscape #738 (9/11/08)


The Overnightscape #738 (Thursday, September 11, 2008 / 45:00 / 41.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The United States of America, comic book “Night Nurse #4” (Marvel, 1973), FOOM, Fonnjo Foon, set theory, getting rid of comic books, boxes in storage, show art, rough show, tried watching TV, “True Blood” and “Entourage” on HBO, 1000 hours of audio, Coney Island Astroland closing, insane amusement parks in Coney Island 100 years ago, Luna Park, Thor, a message from Andy Kaufman, The Rampler, upcoming interview with Andy Kaufman, Repo Man, Otto Maddox, Multiple Man, Alpha Flight, Omega Flight, Flashback, IM from Dadaist from Scotland, LinkedIn, alcohol review (“Caravella Limoncello”), Peter Lemongello, listener audio (“Larry from Australia”), time tourism, the movie “Primer”, CERN Large Hadron Collider is a time machine?, listener email (time traveller “John Titor” comments on The Overnightscape #803 (9/02/09)), video “Nassim Haramein at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library”, Mr. Sasha the Cat, Japanese condiment review (“Kinjirushi Brand Neriume” (pickled plum paste)), and a heck of a lot of sodium. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #737 (9/10/08)


The Overnightscape #737 (Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / 45:00 / 41.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Dirty episode, the overview, Boeing 737, area code 737 (proposed overlay in Austin, TX), Episode 512 of The Overnightscape, painful memories, incense review (“Paine’s Balsam Fir Incense – Classic Cones”), pine scents, burning sage, spirits, a MySpace web address written on a five-dollar bill (rap / hip-hop / experimental artist “PrECiO$A”), song “F*ck The Pain Away” by Peaches, “Lost in Translation”, The Gallup Panel, Internet radio and podcasting, the word “podcast”, new show art, Giovanni, Gamma, Slimbach, Jamille, Pacella, Bunta Block, a clip from a recent reunion show of the defunct Internet comedy radio show “Hate The Radio”, the evils of MLM, “Taking It”, Schadenfreude, Neil Hamburger, Pomp’s Therapy Sessions, f*ck editing, MAACP, doing a show by myself, ABM Show, “Grand Lizard” pinball (Williams, 1986), reptilians, “Pinball Lizard”, and an incoming message. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #736 (9/9/08)


The Overnightscape #736 (Tuesday, September 9, 2008 / 45:00 / 41.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Cleaned up the studio, executive decision, starting a 45-minute format, Jean Shepherd, The Rampler, reached the one month mark, approaching the thousand-hour mark, listener Twitter (Goatman), ideas on listening, don’t get overwhelmed, the phenomenon of the Andy Kaufman mystery,, a clip from “Sparetime Radio” by Wayne Reichert about Twitter and Andy Kaufman, Tetris, Photoshop, analysis of Andy Kaufman situation, caffeine review (“Stok Black Coffee Shot”),, Virtual Vegas, Sansa Shaker with Teen Beat, revealing the name of the dice game… “Fonnjo Foon”, the name represents the structure, poetry, Superiors, the poem was talking to the game, beads, and the family of jeopardy dice games. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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Andy Kaufman Made A Cartoon About Me


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The Overnightscape #735 (9/4/08)


The Overnightscape #735 (Thursday, September 4, 2008 / 1:58:00 / 108.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The Double Length Episode Called The Free Design… being a little loud, people above the ceiling, Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, working in a skyscraper, the other offices, elevator shafts behind the walls, I hear people, obsessed with the song “The Free Design” by Stereolab, the heartbeat of reality, “Chemical Chords”, the concept of “the free design”, thanks for the tips!, the person who says he is Andy Kaufman, Fridays, the TV show “Taxi”, the opening and closing credits, the video game “Crazy Taxi” (Sega, 1999), the pinball machine “Taxi” (Williams, 1988), the video game “Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection”, the band “The Free Design”, Miki Berenyi, the song “Kites Are Fun” by The Free Design, failure to get popular, remembering Gayla kites from the 1975 (“Baby Bat”, “Sky Spy”, the song “Against The Seventies” by Mike Watt, these young kids with the retro T-shirts, the Andy Kaufman mystery, pop culture trivia, elitism, Micro Center in Paterson, NJ, caffeine, lasers, CompUSA, a bad area, drug dealers shooting out streetlights, candy previews (“Crackheads”), getting jaded and bitter, Gorilla Tape, duct tape, song parody from Wayne from Spare Time Radio (“Mr. Bigfoot”), the song “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, the song “Mr. Jaws” by Dickie Goodman, breaking through the 59-minute barrier, Andy Kaufman videos on, the price you pay for “the free design”, viral marketing campaign, Koyaanisqatsi, Twitter, the dice game, mathematical desires to create games, biorhythms, domains, a stalemate in my mind, IM from Roel from The Netherlands, dice games (“Cosmic Wimpout”, “Blisters”, “Pig”), ice cream problem, sundae making,, Frank’s appearances on Conspiracast (27, 28, and also some of the early ones), conspiracy theories, the movie “The Money Masters”, why the ice cream shoppe runs out of bananas, failing at the game of ice cream, dullards, sing-along with “The Free Design”, “what crushes our desire not to be trapped?”, seeing a flyer for a performance by Mace Gill (who appeared in Frank’s 1987 movie “The Evil Farm”), IM from Harvey from Australia, messages from around the globe, temperature, the supermarket scene from “The Evil Farm”, fun with meat, video camera, Drew University, first kiss in the editing suite, Mace Gill on MySpace, people getting older, recognizing people, whatever happened to the Nazi kid, The Grateful Dead, IM from Dave from England, editing decisions, the TV show “The Fuccons”, the movie “Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow”, old web cartoons, “Hate The Radio” reunion show, and playing some more of the dice game. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #734 (9/3/08)


The Overnightscape #734 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / 59:00 / 54.1 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: It’s September now, Labor Day weekend, a wild week, the world of The Overnightscape, The Rampler, changes in the show over time, creativity and the “cosmic clock”, area code 734 in Michigan, scotch on the rocks, The Downriver Communities, The Motor Excursion Ruffians #2, longform audio, imagining Ann Arbor, the game “The Creature That Ate Sheboygan”, watching Godzilla movies in the basement on lazy Sundays in the 70s as a kid, the movie “Destroy All Monsters”, trailer, a space girl, the language of cinema, a scene from the movie, Angilas, Baby Godzilla, Rodan, musical theme, “kaiju”, Mr. Jesse the Cat, a box from Wayne from, food review preview (“Quaker Simple Harvest”), “www”, natural flavors, evil corporations, Friz Quadrata, Hurricane Gustav, Republican Convention, Russia, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin scandals, Baby Trig, fake pregnancy belly, questions about Barak Obama’s “natural born citizen” status, switcheroo prediction, gilf, opening the box, University Roman, The Overnightscape Scissors, Sealed Air Corporation, The Overnightscape Coasters (“George Lucas”, “Jean Shepherd”, “Mr. Scotty”, “The Overnightscape”), Longmont Potion Castle, Boomsma, Cruel Shoes, and a person claiming to be Andy Kaufman. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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