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Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Overnightscape 1057: Aquarian (3/14/14)

3:22:24 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: At my bus stop in New Jersey, warm days melted ice but now it’s cold again, hedges, thermodynamics, using a flamethrower to clear away snow, telephone pole analysis, garage sale signs are old, staplers, meter, litter, Generation X, cynical and aimless, Wacky Packages, mocking of marketing, creative projects, the Aquarian Age, hippies, macho police car, “manliness”, rewarding people for being phony, the energy in warm air, American Idol, the pan flute, The Rampler, subway, context vs. content, fake voices, hypocrisy, contextualization of The Rippingtons 1991 album “Curves Ahead”, contextlessness, cold restuarants, the Jonestown Massacre, “drinking the Kool-Aid”, beverage review (Kool-Aid Liquid – Cherry), dwelling on the past, chocolate review (Mars Bar (British)), chocolate bar naming confusion, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, theory on disclosure and the Aquarian Age, got a light, subway, earthlings, timelines, Superman, America’s Response Monument, World Trade Center PATH Station, discovery of amazing new corridors, World Financial Center renamed “Brookfield Place”, acoustics of the space, Winter Garden, more corridors, Rite Aid Pharmacy, bronies, Irish Hunger Memorial, accents, ferry to Hoboken, 11th anniversary of The Overnightscape, please participate in the upcoming Overnightscape Central Homecoming, current and former hosts on The Overnightscape Underground, getting on the boat, return of Chakaoaxacatron, robot Foo Fighters and Nirvana, Hoboken Terminal, taking the PATH to 33rd Street, 90s fiesta, Shanghai, The Rippingtons, JC Penney, baseball caps, Nathan’s french fries, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Penn Station, Mary Poppins, Cinnabon, Buck Lanters, websites, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:42:09)… Psychic Farmers by Faradize [Extoplazm, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Roller_skate by Jahzzar [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-SA 3.0], Windansea by MPoppitt [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Joker’s Wild (May 1978) – Pam vs. Xavier (excerpt) [YouTube], Bottom Rung by Nite Jewel [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Victory Garden PSA 1943 [collection], Wild Wild Planet (1965) Trailer [YouTube], Dreams Become Reality by Scott Stevens [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Hard Bodies 2 – Movie Trailer (1986) [YouTube].

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  1. Glad you enjoyed our version of a Mars Bar, Frank! I ate one myself yesterday for the first time in ages and enjoyed it although it still tasted sweeter than I remember them from my childhood. The whole international chocolate bar naming confusion is perplexing – I’d always assumed that a Mars Bar was the same wherever it was bought. As I mentioned on the Overnightscape Central, there was an attempt some years ago to harmonise product names, starting with the renaming of our Marathon bar as a Snickers bar, but the outcry was so great that only a couple of other Mars products followed suit (M&Ms replaced Treats and Opal Fruits became Starbursts).

    We indeed don’t have Kool Aid in the UK (although, as you say, we might have it, but not know it, as it might be called something different) and we mainly associate it with Jim Jones. So unfamiliar with Kool Aid are we in the UK, that we only know the Kool Aid guy through ‘Family Guy’ (I had to look up the character online to understand the references).

    It’s interesting that you say US chocolate is considered the worst there is – on the continent they say the same thing about UK chocolate, (apparently we use too much vegetable fat in it for it to be considered ‘real’ chocolate)! Whichever is the ‘worst’, there is undoubtedly a distinct difference in flavour between US, UK and continental chocolate. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — March 17, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

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