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Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Overnightscape 1379: Phase This Place (4/7/17)

2:39:34 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Afternoon thunderstorm, stores closing, broken CD jewel cases, The Midnight Citizen, Hearthstone, transit delays, arcade, smoke rings in 2001, Don Rickles dead at 90, five-dimensional time structures, dream phrase, poets, The Brave Little Toaster, celebrity impersonations, phase this place, up on a soapbox, April Fools, r/place, Million Dollar Homepage, Gulliver’s Gate, Mr. Indian 1100, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:56:53)… Turkey in the Straw by United States Air Force Band [, public domain], The Wrong Girl by In Isolation [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Hot Moves (1984) – Meet Heidi [YouTube], Coca Cola Pavilion (Al Fisher) [collection], The Canopy by Stanleybirch [collection], Betty Boop: Is My Palm Read (1932) [, public domain], 1978 NBC Promo Quark CPO Sharkey [YouTube], Overthrow by Phantasma [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Welcome Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) [, public domain], The Spaceship Earth Story (1982) [YouTube].

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posted by Frank at 4:32 am filed in Apr17,Frank  


  1. I had a CD repair kit and it also worked on DVDs, etc. It worked wonderfully well and saved a lot of my media.

    You not knowing Erich von Stroheim makes me believe you have never seen SUNSET BOULEVARD. It’s really, really worth a look.

    Comment by Jimbo — April 8, 2017 @ 8:37 am

  2. Frank, great show! I have never heard you mention “The Banana Splits” or “Sigmund the Sea Monster”. Did you you watch those shows as a kid?

    I always thought The Banana Splits were just TOO much. Sigmund was a different story. He definitely belonged in the HR Pufnstuff world. (I haven’t even bothered to look – it could be he was a Pufnstuff… or whatever).

    Comment by Jimbo — April 8, 2017 @ 9:01 am

  3. I have talked about both those shows… though perhaps not as much as Pufnstuf. The Banana Splits aired a bit before my time and didn’t seem to be show in reruns that often, so I wasn’t too aware of them growing up, though I did watch a lt in recent years. Sigmund on the other hand was a huge show for me – right in my prime Saturday morning viewing time. It was not part of the Pufnstuf-verse.

    Comment by Frank — April 8, 2017 @ 10:13 am

  4. In the Dallas area, they crammed the Banana SPlits down our throats for years! When I think of them, I see them driving around in those go carts and wearing red hats and ugh….

    Sigmund: Hey Big Daddy!

    Comment by Jimbo — April 8, 2017 @ 10:32 am

  5. That’s no way to eat a banana split. They didn’t know what they were doing in Dallas.

    Comment by Shambles — April 8, 2017 @ 11:44 am

  6. On my Comic Con show last year I mentioned these Banana Splits vehicle toys that were very expensive…

    Comment by Frank — April 8, 2017 @ 11:47 am

  7. Frank, I got stuck in that Port Authority bus craziness last week, too. I agree with you- it’s weird that one car accident or disabled vehicle in the Lincoln Tunnel shuts everything down, as if it only includes a single tunnel.

    And Don Rickles had a funny cameo in one of my favorite movies, Dirty Work (1998). “You have a personality like a dead moth.” haha

    Comment by Rob — April 12, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

  8. And the poetry book scam reminded me of the Who’s Who scam that goes on in high schools. Students receive letters in the mail saying something like “If you pay us $40, we’ll include you in our annual Who’s Who book of high school students.” It’s literally a book of people who paid money to be in the book. What’s the point??

    Your Indian psychic idea made me laugh. I love the idea. Very creative.

    Comment by Rob — April 13, 2017 @ 9:10 am

  9. Who’s who in Owls.

    Comment by Jimbo — April 13, 2017 @ 9:25 am

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