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Monday, February 7, 2011

Frank Nora Show 1645 – Last Weekend Freakout (2/7/11)

1:36:40 – Nighttime in Times Square, time loop, this is the past, Sneaky TT feeling, The Ride, investigating supernatural occurrences, Colin Quinn, video screen, Gnomeo and Juliet, music channel, teddy bear person, The Overnightscape Underground Transmission Archive, “Chistmas gift store” incident, multiple zipper issue, purple binder cllip, Royal Jelly “Ceiling”, Sponge “Plowed”, White People Rapping Poorly, Platinum Rap, Perth Wildcats, hedge-avalanche, smelling coffee garbage, another wave of “lantern” action figures, went to MoMA, Andy Warhol movies, worthless “art”, guards acting weird, eye art, floating tape, art museum as mental institution, Japanese Old Boombox Design catalog, weird album covers, bus, Monday morning, Ruby Foo’s, clarifications, pad thai, spicy edamame incident, indoor traffic jam, farm music, last weekend freakout, conspiracy websites, undersink water filter research, chlorine, Sears, filter confusion, in-store pickup, nihilism, Willowbrook Mall, Fun N Games, shopping malls in the 70s and 80s, perspectives, impending doom, gold guy, retro mall atmsophere, Great American Cookies, Orange Julius, mall nostalgia, it’s all just space-time, variation and exploration, the battery ran out, express the raw joy of it, new age cliches, heavy things, Cinnabon in the food court, saw “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short” on Broadway, cramped theater seats, producers, saying the same stuff over and over again in a performance, Vaudeville, technological advances, context of theater, this show as a Broadway show, Defending the Caveman, sirens, Aeropostale bear again, Super Bowl, excessive patriotism, improving the image of football players by associating them with charities and the troops, the hype of the Super Bowl commercials, mashup culture, Idiocracy, horrible beverages, corn sugar, NFL Films, film vs. video, National Anthem, and The Declaration of Independence.

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Released February 2011 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Frank at 6:24 pm filed in Feb11,Frank  


  1. What’s up with the sirens?

    Something weird is going on!

    Comment by Rich — February 9, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

  2. “Plowed” by Sponge was on the U.S. Modern Rock and U.S. Mainstream Rock charts in 1995. I remember radio stations played it frequently at the time.

    Lantern superheroes: I know the Green Lantern movie is coming out, but I have no idea what his superpower is. Does he shine light on things? Seriously, what does he do?

    Most modern art seems to be a scam. I feel like modern art = “get rich quick.” Draw a line on a canvas or take a video of someone eating a sandwich or drop a mint on the ground…and all of a sudden you’re a world-reknown artist! I don’t get it. You’re right, it’s ponderous. The floating tape sounds cool though.

    When I was in art classes in college, one of the things I dreaded was putting my work up in front of the class and having to “explain” it. I can draw very well, but I had no interest in explaining it. Why do I have to explain something visual?? Just look at it! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Some of my classmates were horrendous artists, but were excellent at babbling about what the red circle represents and what the yellow square signifies. I actually dreaded listening to them B.S. for ten minutes about a blob of paint, too.

    I think everyone should listen to your commentary about modern art and the art world. Seriously, it’s spot-on. Hang garbage up on the wall and if people get it, they’re stupid. And people actually fall for that. Why??

    By the way, in the very first episode of my new podcast, the Goodrob13 Music Show, guess what… siren!

    Comment by Rob — February 10, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

  3. And when you were growing up, the food fad at the time was fondue. Now, it’s pad thai and edamame . 🙂

    Yes, a producer of a stage show is simply a person who puts up money to make the show happen. Renting the theater space is extremely expensive and there are many workers behind the scenes who need to get paid (lighting people, sound people, stage managers, electricians, etc.). It’s insane how many workers are hired to put on a simple “one-person” Broadway show. Of course, the producers hope the show will be successful and very profitable.

    In episode 135 of the Paunch Stevenson Show, Greg and I talked about seeing Kevin Smith’s one-man show at Carnegie Hall. It was horrible and we left two hours in, which was only the halfway point! He kept rambling on and on about taking dumps and doing drugs. I had gotten the tickets for free, so we gave it a shot, but it was torture.

    You’re also right about sports being a frivolous luxury. Why do professional athletes earn millions of dollars a year for playing with a ball, while other people who work more meaningful jobs struggle just to pay the rent and support their families?

    Comment by Rob — February 10, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

  4. Gnomeo and Juliet is fun however it’s a disposable animation for people with ADD and lovers of garden ornaments. -Luke Robey

    Comment by Quotes on Happiness — February 17, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

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