I'm Not Crazy (Remix)

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I'm Not Crazy (Remix)[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
November 3, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 57 minutes
Preceded by: The O.J. Chronicles
Followed by: The Policeman's Ball (Remix)

I'll always remember the great drought, when it didn't rain for two years..

I'm Not Crazy (Remix) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on November 3, 1996.


A great drought decimates a village and is followed by flood. A band of raiders attacks a village and cuts off the thumbs of the villagers. Scenes from a train: a compartment with a peasant woman, a beautiful lady, and chickens, being sick and discovering subtle profundity in mistaking the restroom for the dining car. Archaeologists digging in Egypt discover a dinner party beneath a sarcophagus. Walking along a windy beach and being served papers. Joe sings in a club, is disappointed with the experience and begins criticizing the audience in his songs. What is death; what if the expression "bought the farm" were literally true? Joe talks about his name against a background of children singing "Me and My Shadow." Mad ramblings: dentures, panicked exclamations, a distressing orthodontist, money and toilet paper, "and if you'd only accept my transplant, then you'd have two livers", "I hate circus clowns because they're indifferent to national emergencies," legal language, paranoid delusions, people are talking about me, a man India takes a vow of silence, preferring the company of mutes and children. Death as hotel paradise. Death is. . . Sound gunshot.


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