On The Edge (Remix)

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On The Edge (Remix)[1]
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 60 minutes
Preceded by: Holy Land
Followed by: Predator

When I first came to L.A. I lived in a hotel on the beach.

On The Edge (Remix) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on November 28, 1999.


  • A woman who dates veterans from successively earlier wars.
  • A toast to war. Contempt for peace. Sounds of war.
  • A man talks about covering May Day peace demonstrations as a journalist. His photographer goes nuts when he sees feminist protesters. Getting trapped by cops, rescued by a woman in an apartment above. Sounds of protest.
  • Joe is picked up by a hippie wearing bells while hitchhiking across the country, argues with truck drivers, gets into a chase.
  • What is death; what if the expression "bought the farm" were literally true?
  • Annoyances: waiting in line at supermarkets and post offices, athletes today, teenage dance shows. "What's the point of freedom if you don't let it debase you?"
  • Reading positive, self-help style advice in a desperate shouting voice.
  • What if "gone fishing" were true?
  • Annoyances: messes in public bathrooms, litter in movies, pan-handlers.
  • Death as hotel paradise.
  • "Death is..."


Shared material


This program is different from the original On The Edge.