Iceland (Part 2)

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Iceland (Part 2)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, Absurd Lists, 1 hour
Preceded by: Iceland (Part 1)
Followed by: The Dictator (Part 1)

"Do you have any idea how many people send me their short stories, their poems and their journals, which they want me to critique and even read on the air?"

Iceland (Part 2) is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1990.


We're witnessing the decline of civilization. People feel spiritually disconnected. Joe announces the founding of a new radio ministry. Deciding on iconography for the new religion. More critique of Lila; she's always late, meeting Lila for a movie and for dinner. Zeno's paradox - eating a meal forever by repeatedly halving one's food. Joe approaches a familiar stranger in a restaurant, knocks into a waiter who begins to dance. Leaving unmarked packages in an airport and calling in bomb threats for fun. Wearing a duck suit to a pond in the park. Scenes from a market in Marrakech. Dancing in the square with an open fly, dripping lamb stew. Straining to be natural, trying to carry oneself in a positive way. Trying to leave for a dinner party with Lila. She comforts a lonely neighbor, talks with her mother on the phone. Lila's exhibitionism. They are told that Vogel has died, make plans to attend the funeral. She describes working with him studying compulsive behavior in nomadic tribesmen. Random one-liners, ("never trust a naked man who tries to sell you a skin graft.") The radio ministry solicits donations. Stories of donors who receive miracles, those who did not donate are ruined.

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Another Country (Part 1) | Another Country (Part 2) | Another Country (Part 3) | At The Border | Bad | The Best | Building A Church | Case Studies | Cocktails Before Dinner | Dear Annie | The Dictator (Part 1) | The Dictator (Part 2) | The Dictator (Part 3) | Dreamland | Dreams Of The River | El Cholo (In The Beginning) | Emerald Isle | Emergency Room | Five Part Dissonance | Great Lives | Great Lives (Remix) | He Hesitated | Highways West | Home | Iceland (Part 1) | Iceland (Part 2) | Iceland (Part 3) | I'm Not Crazy | In The Dark (Part 1) | In The Dark (Part 2) | In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 1) | In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 2) | In The Middle Of Nowhere (Part 3) | Islands | A Kiss Is Just A Kiss | A Landing Strip In The Jungle | Let Me Not Dream | Lines | The More I Know You | Nausea | Night (Remix) | Night (Part 1) | Night (Part 2) | Nightride | No Show | On The Edge | A Pact With God | Performer | Photography | The Policeman's Ball | Pretender | Rain | Redneck Rounder | Rent A Family (Part 1) | Rent A Family (Part 2) | Rent A Family (Part 3) | Road To Hell | Rose | Sleep | Stories For Nothing | The Street | Summer Notes (Remix) | Talking About Love | Tell Me What To Do | Thank You, You're Beautiful | To The Bar Life | The Truth About Women (Part 1) | The Truth About Women (Part 2) | Two Babes | When She's Asleep, She Looks Like An Angel | Why I Don't Love You Anymore | Words