|The Other Side|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Friederike Frank, Joe Frank|
|Absurd Monologue, 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||The Box|
|Followed by:||Holy Land|
"I just, just turned eightteen in November."
- His mom tells of her early adulthood, her marriage to an older man.
- Straining to appear likeable, the audience at a play as performers.
- Humans making up for our physical inferiority
- A child falling asleep imagines being offered hideous decisions: torture of himself or others.
- Joe Frank the schoolteacher, dating coworker Kim with capped teeth, premature ejaculation
- Defending against students' intellectual attacks
- The insignificance of humans in the universe. A city viewed from an airplane.
- Joe's mother talks about her sick husband, hospitals, nurse revenge.
- Joe's story of life as a schoolteacher also appears in Pretender.
- This program shares material with Cocktails Before Dinner, and it shares text with God Only Knows
- This program may have aired in 1992, and as part of KCRW's Flashback series.
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I love the opening musical loop. Nice and mellow. I also particularly enjoy when Joe talks about the vastness of the universe and our apparent insignificance in it. Add his commentary about how frail we truly are, and this is a winner for me. I ranted about this once on my web site.