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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Overnightscape 853: Rental (1/29/12)

3:31:44 – Kinds of keys, lava lamp, the Gnomish Mines, Pinball Arcade beta test, beer review – 21st Amendment Brewery – Back In Black – Black IPA, Combofix, bad weather, subway hassle, dirty candy box, Good & Plenty commercial, new frontiers, seating hassle, strange sounds from the sky – real or hoax?, old phrases, “sew buttons on your shirt”, casino solitaire, Lakerol Savli (salted violet), Choward’s Violet Mints, chocolate review – Vosges Cherry Rooibos Bar, 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Adventure Racing, PS3 game Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, new stuff, Soft Salad, Pumpkin Spice coffee, USB hub, a visit to the Willowbrook Mall, FYE closing, lip balm vending machine, Big Entertainment, massage candle, walking pet balloons,- Jesus Jones, Cinnabon, Spencer Gifts, movie review – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), Kellog’s Krave cereal, Pinball Corner (Rollergames, Deadly Weapon, Diner, Radical!, Sharkey’s Shootout), Nirvana, The Exit Ramp… American Thrift (Part I) (1962) (excerpt) (, Cheerleaders Wild Weekend (1979) trailer, The Mexican Hovercraft by Fuzzy Daupner (practice, 2/4/01), 1978 commercials (Space Creature Mask Kit, Bubblicious, Laser Attack), African by Vladimir Sterzer (Jamendo), random sounds from, Julie Star (Axton Frick Remix) by Sebastian Love (Starquake Records,, Xmas Vibrations by Karibean (EardrumsPop,, Ratustel by Point (Ektoplazm,, and Henry Kissinger on Nuclear Deterrence (1958). F1781

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posted by Frank at 6:46 pm filed in Frank,Jan12  


  1. Hey frank contact that guy from staten island and see if he sounds legit. I am not sure but I think I heard something similar here around that date I thought it was someone dragging heavy sheet metal along the concrete, my knee jerk reaction was conspiratorial and I just told myself I was being paranoid and it was probably road works or something. I know there is a lot of people saying they are fake but I dunno. You’d be a pretty good judge of character if u could contact that guy. I wish I recorded it now when I heard it here that day I’m kicking ,myself now.

    Comment by Eddie — January 30, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Hi Frank. I’m thinking those videos with the “noises heard around the world” are part of an elaborate marketing campaign for an upcoming movie, probably directed by J.J Abrams or that idiot M. Night Shyamalan. Remember when Sony started a blog gushing about the old PSP, but then someone found out the blog was actually run by Sony? Companies do strange marketing these days.

    Comment by Rob — January 31, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  3. Oops, I posted my comment before you finished talking about the noises. So I was correct…the consensus seems to be it’s a marketing stunt. (I swear I didn’t see these videos or read anything about it before listening to your podcast just now.)

    Comment by Rob — January 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

  4. Hi Frank, this is my last comment for this episode. I just finished listening to it. Good and Plenty’s Choo Choo Charlie commercials were still being shown throughout the 1970s and maybe even the very early 1980s. That’s probably why you remember them. I remember that jingle from when I was a few years old. There are some Choo Choo Charlie commercials on YouTube from the 1970s that feature the same art style as the ones from the 50s. I don’t think they ever switched styles during all those years.

    Regarding solitaire at casinos, solitaire in Windows (all the way back from Windows 3.x and still going in Windows 7) has a setting called “Vegas scoring” (in addition to standard scoring), which deducts $52 from the player’s score every time he or she starts a new game and limits the player to flipping through the deck only three times. That leads me to believe solitaire was in fact a casino game at some point in time.

    Comment by Rob — February 1, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

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