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Monday, July 31, 2017

OVERNIGHTSCAPE CENTRAL [ 348 ] – Hero, or Almost a Hero

ONS Central (2:11:36) If statistics mean anything, then Internet audio pioneer Frank Edward Nora is a HERO.  Your host Jimbo has an exclusive, candid interview with him. Chad Bowers has his own Dystopia/hero story; Dave Duckert, from the frozen(?) tundra of Wisconsin, is back with another special story – this one about the time he broke up an ‘old boy political network’; Jimbo has a really goofy “Week-in-Review” that you won’t want to miss [Godzilla and Timo vs the Kyoto Cicadas?] and later talks about heroes in his life.

You’re all invited to be a part of next week’s show; you can tell us all what’s on your mind about the following topic: ‘Aha’ Moments (Moments when the light bulb came on!)

Please have your contributions sent to Jimbo by 🕖 7 pm EDT, August 7, 2017. If you know Jimbo’s e-mail address, send your contribution there. Otherwise, send your contributions to

Thanks to the talented Laura Duyn for the voice work!

Thanks to Frank Edward Nora for allowing me to use and abuse his show art!

Attribution by Jimbo. Guests appear courtesy of themselves.

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Released July 2017 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and very clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by Jimbo at 4:16 pm filed in Chad,Frank,Jimbo,Jul17,OvernightscapeCentral  


  1. Had one of those “Aha” moments. Some people are rat finks. I guess it just came to me. I’ll try to elaborate on the next exciting program.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — August 1, 2017 @ 8:35 am

  2. Dave, Thanks for the reminder about that Metadata, Tracked changes is another danger zone with word docs. One should convert to a sanitized PDF, even then F’n Uncle Charlie can still see the goods.

    Jimbo, your week in review was a great source of entertainium during my morning commute. Thank you for your hard work. I did think of a few heroic things: Once after I set a small forest ablaze, I called the fire department and they put it out. They gave me an honorary badge for reporting it. I told them about the strange older boys riding their bikes away from the fire. I didn’t mention that I was with them. I felt like a hero and I think that is the important thing. I got to know those guys well and I think I was some sort of celebrity in their minds after all those homes in our neighborhood burnt down later that year.

    I watched MegaForce this weekend. I suppose Hal Needham should be some kind of a hero. How? So many questions.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — August 1, 2017 @ 10:12 am

  3. Thanks Chad!

    I think I may have a few honorary badges as well…

    Comment by Jimbo — August 1, 2017 @ 11:21 am

  4. Your a Hero for doing this show Jimbo

    Comment by Eddie Murray — August 1, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

  5. Haha, thanks.

    Comment by Jimbo — August 1, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

  6. jimbo,

    Do you like that yeller’ mustard, or fancy mustard?

    I like that old Grey Poupon. Man, you seen that rich old British guy? He’s like pardon me sir?, but do you have any Grey Poupon. Damn, I know how he feels. I was squirt’n it in a ham hot pocket the other day and thought I’d done died and went to pie heaven. On the other hand our old maid Fanny, used to mix that yeller’ mustard up with the ketchup and make a powerful sauce for my corny dogs and I still dream about it today.
    She walked in on me once as a teenager, and I just kept on going. I’d always stir the stick around in it, after I’d chewed all the hard dough off the middle of the stick. Sucking on the sauce, wantin’ another dog. I guess they both have their charms.

    My Nanny used to mix up her own mustard from that powder in the tin. You ever had any of that powdered mustard? It’s better than that old plastic squirty mustard. I reckon if I did go with the plain mustard, it’d have to be powdered. Don’t take nothing to mix it up! I beat my cousin with a stick when we were kids and made him snort some it. He never did that again, I’ll tell you that. You learn to just take the beatin’. I was whipin him real good, smoking his ass, and that little bastard kicked my front tooth out.

    Mama, heard me screaming and she came outside and struck me against the face with a willow branch as round as my wrist. We put the tooth back in with glue and me and lil’ Snake went off shoothing squirrel together that afternoon. We didn’t hold no grudges, and we both wanted to get away from that switch. Poppy has already warned us that if we keep making noise and woke him up again, he was gonna shoot us in the nuts or cut ’em off with his knife.

    So we went off across the pasture and played around in the old ‘Nute house. There was an old bus down in the Gulch and we liked to shoot at what was left of the “winders”. We wandered back to the big house when we heard little larry’s truck coming back from the mill and the sun was going down. There was some chicken in the fridge and leftover cornbread from dinner still on stove, we put mustard on the cornbread and ate it with some buttermilk for supper.

    I guess that’s a win for the yellow stuff.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — August 2, 2017 @ 7:52 am

  7. When it comes to mustard, I like most varieties. Each ‘mustard food’ desires to be paired with whatever mustard one prefers.

    However and in general, I like yeller on hot dogs. But on sausage, I like the thicker mustards.

    I like the grainy mustards more than anyone I know. I love spicy, but not HOT. I like mixing my grainy mustard with horseradish (or better yet, homemade HORSEY – a combo of mayo and horseradish, as horseradish is a kick in the stomach).

    But the caveat here is that I prefer mayo to mustard. And I rarely go 50-50 on a sandwich. I choose mustard when I need a change or crave the wine or vinegar. Mustard is like an old friend that always loves you and craves your attention but you have moved on to other things (at least this is the way I feel).

    I enjoy all things culinary, so if you ever crave foodie talk, I’m your man.

    Comment by Jimbo — August 2, 2017 @ 8:53 am

  8. Jimbo,

    I too enjoy the gnarly German mustards with all of their Kraut glory. Horseradish and Wasabi are such enjoyable torture. Freshly grated Wasabi really takes my head to interesting places. I am not as big of a fan of mayonnaise but there are many mayo based sauces that I love. Have you tried a sriracha and mayo sauce? It makes the perfect dip for a Banh mi sandwich. I took my favorite itamae to Long John Silvers when he was over from Japan, and he fell in love with the vinegar on fries concept. He had no idea that our countries finest seafood came from a quick serve concept. His teeth nearly flew out of his mouth when he found out you could get a burger and root beer at the same counter.

    My favorite Mayonaise memory is my old college downstairs neighbor, “tank”. He was a big fat guy and drove a 1979 Lincoln Continental. His whole apartment was filled with wooden shelves containing thousands of VHS tapes. He had an obese friend who would come over and they liked to sit at a card table and eat sandwich after sandwich. The table was set with a whole turkey, a plastic gallon jug of mayonnaise, a large mayo/turkey covered knife, and a few bags of Sunbeam white bread. Sometimes they asked if I wanted a sandwich, but I could tell from the preternatural gleam in their eyes, that the offer was hollow and meant merely as a superficial courtesy. I declined and ran upstairs to the comfort of my locked door.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — August 2, 2017 @ 12:41 pm

  9. Wasabi is … interesting. I LOVE those Wasabi almonds, those are the best things in the world by far. I don’t care for sriracha on anything…

    Next time you get a Beef and Cheddar at Arby’s, ask for mayo and onion. A Flavortown feast.

    It’s surprising how well mayo goes with things that you would not expect, for instance: meatball sandwich…

    Comment by Jimbo — August 2, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

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