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The Voronoi tesselation.

      “A woman told police that men were living in her attic and that their poop was running down the walls into her first-floor bathroom. She also said the bathroom mirror was double-sided and that the attic men were using it to spy on her, and she showed officers a piano that she said her niece would climb into when she wanted to teleport to the attic.” –Charleston City Paper

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-02-12) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

I want to show you this first off, for obvious reasons: The world will end this Sunday. Get your affairs in order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiiuc0M4L40

Spring in the universe. Time-space in the spring. Another thing it turns out Mister Smartypants Einstein was right about.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35524440

Going down. It bugs me that he doesn’t close his left thumb around the rung. 920 feet, rusty, rickety ladder, no safety cage most of the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKecRUYx98M

That reminds me of the short story /The Vertical Ladder/. That made a huge impression on me when I was a boy. You can read it –um, hold on– here:
http://www.scaryforkids.com/vertical-ladder/

Abandoned in place.
https://medium.com/vantage/mothballed-launch-sites-stand-as-monuments-to-the-us-space-program-32c2ed7666ad#.iwntjcmlm

A tour of the garden of earthly delights. Guided or wandering; it’s up to you.
https://tuinderlusten-jheronimusbosch.ntr.nl/en

How comfortable are you with uncertainty?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/05/quiz-how-comfortable-are-you-with-uncertainty

“I should have killed you when I had the chance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vsed-yU8kA

Another way of looking at history.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/23/the-history-of-the-world-as-youve-never-seen-it-before/

Mitchel and Webb: conspiracy theories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5muY64Oyp10

Recreational drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC8oY9f5ccs

Evil smiling. I can think of a few they missed.
https://vimeo.com/153235551

“What a bunch of bumbling fucktards these guys are. They only want to run the country, though, so no big deal.” –Xeni Jardin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrgeslpPZnk

Hit by a bus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmYrWXhFf4c

Clown zap.
https://vimeo.com/133428898

James Joyce: “Darling, do not be offended at what I wrote.”
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/74934/13-nsfw-lines-james-joyces-incredibly-dirty-love-letters

Lenore Skenazy makes good sense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xn6PGYD5pU

Skiing while swinging a camera around your head on a string.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqncOP7OzMg

Our sun, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and His Noodly Appendages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1epPppIOM

Phone recording of having your house struck by just a glancing blow from a tornado.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJgJiCCQORw

Burning moments.
https://vimeo.com/154562935

A triumphant paper airplane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yueP7V6Wddc

The movers. “Stop draggin’, ya bastard!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tex-M3rjDWk

Why people visit the emergency room. An interactive chart. (Mouse-over it.)
http://flowingdata.com/2016/02/09/why-people-visit-the-emergency-room/

“Antelope Freeway 1/2 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/4 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/8 Mile… Antelope Freeway 1/16 Mile…”
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/02/10/none-for-all/

Craig S. Caplan’s Traveling Salesman Problem art.
http://www.oberlin.edu/math/faculty/bosch/tspart-page.html

/Digital/ video feedback. Read the full explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZd95BCKMY

The last analog music tape duping company.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMTpvr9HXeI

It may take awhile to load and move smoothly, but– which direction is she spinning?
http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/spinning-optical-illusion.gif

Abandoned.
http://listtribe.com/abandoned-buildings-and-places-from-around-the-world/

Aaaaaah! (or) A day at the beach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSgSMZsMh4A&t=2m12s

LSD and hotdogs don’t mix. (A film produced by Lockheed.)
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/08/unintentionally-1969-anti-lsd.html

I don’t see what the problem is, here. All they have to do is say on the menu that it’s lobster and other lobster-like substances– cheese, for example. Then it doesn’t make you a big liar when it turns out its just cheese with a few molecules of lobster juice in it, like when you open a can of pork and beans and it’s beans and beans with a cubic centimeter chunk of pork fat.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lobster-not-lobster-substitute_us_56b9eb62e4b04f9b57db0a57

Sid Caesar’s bizarre secret.
https://memooftheair.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/b7608-eyes_j-walk.jpg

Not quite yeti.
http://41.media.tumblr.com/83cacf947870833384aa758e0c8b3c41/tumblr_nw0w0c2r5y1uswz2lo1_1280.jpg

A neat game. Just click on things until you figure out how each part works. And when people and creatures ask you questions, answer them to get gas in your balloon to go to the next place.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/games/questionaut/popup.shtml

A sped-up lightning storm seen from outer space. (The top image is video to click on, to play it.)
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75332/watch-video-lightning-storm-shot-iss

“You’re all being fired so the company can continue to pay me to stand here and fire you. Thank you for for your attention. Okay, quiet down! Quiet down! This is important information, and other people want to hear it if you don’t. This isn’t personal; it’s a business decision.”
http://boingboing.net/2016/02/12/watch-tone-deaf-manager-annou.html

The Monkees. They were pretty darn good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riG85oA6Wy4

At last, a new device to bob a child’s ears and hair at the same time, in a perfect straight line, at home.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/02/hair-gage.html

The tell-tale thighs of a Soviet test cheater!
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75304/nostalgic-photos-student-life-ussr

(!) OK GO rented a Russian airliner to film a music video in like two dozen 30-second real weightless-diving-flying takes artfully digitally stitched together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fyWs8KSdE

Daisy Ridley’s stunt double demonstrates pipe dancing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPVnRMhGNXI

Ai-yi-yi!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5zUwqNnlyg

“Na tha’ yer sports, lad. None o’ yer fightin’ fer a toy balloon.” (Meaning, tree-throwing is much more manly than American football.)
http://mashable.com/2016/02/08/highland-games

“We’ll be greeted as liberators.”
https://medium.com/@welton.chang/five-psychological-biases-that-plague-policymakers-and-military-leaders-709b611c18d#.d2uns7f1p

Mister Mistake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gesy9Iy9HfY

Smart dummy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9fQ44iisW0

“Workers use a forklift to test the strength of a new doll’s head.”
http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/doll-factories/

Sherp, not, as you’d think, the Fifth Stooge, but rather a crop-smashing, swamp-vegetation-shredding, 3-miles-per-gallon behemoth to drive the kids to post-apocalyptic soccer practice in. And it can be defeated only by a determined opponent sneaking up from the side and tipping it over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhCFoXUGTvs

Are you left-brained or right-brained. (It says I am left-brained by 63 over 37.)
http://braintest.sommer-sommer.com/en/

Galaxy of covers.
https://lab.interactivethings.com/galaxy-of-covers/

Julie Newmar, mrowr.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/unclutch-your-pearls-grandma-here-are-10-white-women-from-the-60s-who-were-more-risque-than-beyonce/

Short Russian film about astronaut friends. (15 min.)
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/we-can-t-live-without-cosmos

Turn the endangered sounds on and off by clicking on the images.
http://savethesounds.info/

On The Air Magazine, February, 1926. (This may take awhile to load. It’s the whole magazine as a pdf file.)
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Whats-On-The-Air/On-The-Air-1926-02.pdf

A complete webcomic about Midnight Radio by Ehud Lavski. (Scroll down.)
http://elcomics.tumblr.com/post/138514380764/midnight-radio-written-by-ehud-lavski-art-by

Bass and Google Translate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHNHsx5F_cw

“It’s a fascinating question, which I was just discussing with my good friend, Dr. Henry Kissinger.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/08/1480632/-Cartoon-Primary-questions

The gallery of Woman In Diner Ignoring Carly Fiorina Campaigning So Close Behind Her She Could Poke Her In The Eye Just By Raising Her Fork.
https://www.google.com/search?q=woman+in+diner+ignoring+carly+fiorina&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBroupte7KAhUT4WMKHUsICiQQ_AUIBygB&biw=1097&bih=930

And the Grand Tour.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

 

Eet ees a styupit game.

      “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” –Joe Theismann, ESPN

      “The zebra is an animal that easily panics,” said Yumi Tamura, 27, who dressed as the zebra but usually cares for gorillas and monkeys. “I myself felt panicky when acting it out,” she told reporters.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-02-05) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Sandy Glickfeld came by but was too shy to speak, so you may only psychically sense her presence, but that’s better than nothing. Stuart Cohen brought his guitar and played a few new songs, where the mic was in just the right place and the sound quality is excellent. I’ll be cutting those out and putting them in my music library to play in future. A pretty good show. I think you’ll like it.

“Eet ees a styupit game,” comes from Jim Jarmusch’s black-and-white film /Stranger than Paradise/. A Hungarian girl’s life is turned upside-down and she goes to America to stay in a bleak apartment in a bleak winter American city with her bleak cousin. He’s watching football on a teevee on the folding table. She looks at it for a little while and declares it styupit. (This is before we knew that football causes brain damage, and that it’s especially dangerous for schoolkids’ brains.) (As well as for their health in other ways. I knew Larry Weldon, the world-class watercolorist; he lived next door when I was in high school. His school-age football injury in the 1940s required him to use braces on his legs and braced crutches to walk and caused him pain all the rest of his life.)

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Zebras can’t be draft animals, they said. It won’t work, they said.
http://messybeast.com/history/working.htm

The answers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_nrcKUffw

A comprehensive history of Japan in nine minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5LY4Mz15o

Drone video of the results of letting people get rich selling ingredients for war, instead of putting them in prison for getting rich that way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy0X30T7Yho

Daliland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1eLeIocAcU

Time-lapse shot of ice on Lake Michigan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41LWVnpWr7A

Test for what kind of dog you are. (It says I’m a poodle.)
http://iheartdogs.com/quiz-which-dog-breed-are-you/

The refugees’ trip, in text, sound and short videos.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/lesbos/

3-D craters and features of Ceres, based on images from spacecraft flybys. (Turn the quality up as high as your system can play it.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJiw2NxqoBU

Half an hour. An interesting story, if you have the attention span people used to have even ten years ago. Nuance. Surprise. Lies and justifications. And a puzzle: I for one would like it if people didn’t carry guns around everywhere, but I also don’t like the way these cops conspired in secret (they thought) to make up a bunch of charges to stick the guy with. And I for sure don’t like suspicionless traffic stops. There’s a fine line between pulling people over just to see if there’s something they can arrest and/or harrass you for (and, lately, confiscate all your money and use it to buy the station a margarita machine) and –I’m trying not to say it– Nazi Germany. A fine line.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxSHMbZcdcE

Speaking of which: “Stop resisting! Stop resisting!” Bad cops. (First, silent security cam video, then the cops’ body cam video with sound.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUMTxP7LkYk

Star Wars as a grindhouse film trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauqXKewFXs

Exercise your face. Keep pumpin’ that nose, now. Keep it up. Keep pumpin’. Eep eep eep eep eep eep eep eep! And relax.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhRkQ3NbOkA

Crouching dragon, slinky(tm) tiger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1alo6neg0aw

Alexa. Weather, music, spelling advice, murder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrG4lOXkXwI

French frisbee-throwing machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rFILFGE1TU

Where the bullets go.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/01/where-the-bullets-go/426990/

“Once the senators who oversee the science committee see this graph, they will pass a law forbidding Miss America to be over the age of 12.”
http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations (and scroll down)

Yes. Nearly all the time.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2016/02/your-teeth.html

Wallpaper for your appliances.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMBi_nxq1D0&t=1m25s

Such a cool thing to do– but of course now he is cursed. There’s always a trade-off.
http://www.newser.com/story/219749/teen-illegally-scales-egypts-great-pyramid.html

We all go around in clouds of each other’s personal bacteria.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ib7Z4bmrg

He hates Lord of the Rings, not because anything’s wrong with it as a story, but because it’s just like his real life. And he recognizes that Sam is the indispensible character, not Frodo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9oU7rfb-do

A more interesting future than the one we actually got.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8TJx8n9UsA

Tips from the whistler. Example: “Kissing makes your lips mooshy. Never kiss before a performance.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51nfpGY_AJk

X.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/02/incredible-vintage-photos-of-people.html

The view from various places aboard a sinking ship– all the way to the bottom. With sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFQAQQlwKmw

And the first honest cable company ad ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ilMx7k7mso

Capisci? Capisco! Bene.

      “I am not a conjuror of cheap tricks! I’m trying to help you.” –Gandalf

Here’s the recording of  last week’s  (2016-01-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

No new Memo show tonight on KNYO or KMEC, but the rerun of last week’s, because of pesky internet problems at Juanita’s, where I’ll be for the next few days. I could explain the details, but what would be the point? Next week (2016-02-05) I’ll be doing the show from the normal place –KNYO’s storefront at 325 N. Franklin in Fort Bragg, next to the Tip Top bar, in case you want to come by then and just walk in and show off your musical chops or talk about your project or whatever, and that’ll give me two weeks to harass the communicatorium at Juanita’s so it’s reliable again.

Okay, I’m a compulsive ‘splainer; it’s that Juanita has DSL service through Sonic.net, but ATT maintains the lines and the cable, which have been fixed and then failed and fixed and failed again. They say it’s the rain, but it rains in South Korea more than it rains here, and even pet parakeets in Korea have rock-reliable gigabit internet. /Lithuania/ has fast reliable cheap internet. I don’t like anything about Comcast, and satellite internet service is nearly useless even when it’s working at its best, so the obvious choice is to get so-called Fusion service from Sonic, which provides both internet and phone under one surprisingly reduced bill, and free long distance, and they guarantee personal attention to a quick fix when something goes wrong, unlike when /I/ call ATT (and wade through the robot phone tree and the support woman on the phone says the problem is all over Northern California (really?) so they can get on it like next Saturday. (“That’s not acceptable. I need it for my work. Can you fix it by Friday?” and the woman says, “The earliest we can schedule service after Saturday is the following Monday. Do you want to reschedule?”) (What? No.) (And I get off the [staticky] phone, go to take the trash out, and there’s an ATT truck guy out there right now digging in the apartment block’s phone box to try to solve my next-door neighbor’s problem. I’m like, “While you’re right there, can you look at mine?” And he’s like, “No, but I don’t have to. This isn’t where the problem is.” And Juanita’s on break from work and she’s just walked up, and she says, “They told us last week that it’s in the cable.” And the man smiles sadly and says, “I know. I don’t have anything to do with that part of it. I’m the man who comes /here/.”) Well, I respect that. They also serve who come /here/.

Anyway, I could do the show tonight from Starbucks, I suppose, or from the McDonalds in Walmart, or from Juanita’s mother’s house– that might be a neat experiment– but no.

The service as it is at Juanita’s has become just bad enough to not at all be able to reliably stream audio out (by Net Uptime Monitor log, and by the orange failure light on the router, ten fails in less than half an hour, one of them almost two minutes long), but it’s been possible to use it in a herky-jerky fashion to assemble my show, and I have the usual amount of not-necessarily-radio-useful material left over, so here’s what I’m gonna do for you: here are links to several hours of rainy-day or rainy-night things to look at and play with and learn about, that I found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right. Have fun and enjoy yourself, and I’ll get back to you next week.

A satisfying explanation of the main problem most people have with the speed of light. Don’t tell me you’ve never had a problem with the speed of light. I don’t believe you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACUuFg9Y9dY

Who doesn’t like to watch horses running in slow motion?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzu96Qtivyg

…or watch an angry childish tantrum-thrower who has sworn on teevee to kill any officer who tries to arrest him fleeing at too high a speed to keep from crashing, then reaching twice for his gun when ordered to keep his hands in sight, then being killed with one shot, knowing that his disciples will claim that he was gunned down in cold blood peacefully surrendering with his hands up, so they can all continue to goad each other into stupidly vandalizing park buildings and call it patriotism? (I set the video to start where the relevant action starts.) (Careen, crash, suicide/martyrdom by cop.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAGxDWKrjPQ&t=9m0s

Speaking of which: A demented obese haka for ranchers’ rights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8TTWujUGsU

How many mass-extinctions have there been?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO9mOAKXvJs

Robot dino-porn came before tentacle porn. “Counterweights easily move to balance head when girl is seized.” “Sponge rubber teeth, lips, and tongue.”
http://i2.wp.com/media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/tumblr_o1hdy4jF0k1t3i99fo9_1280.jpg

What is your amateur porn telling employers about you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypfmHKawYv4

Squeezee-cat organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxEHi6Mlzmk

Popular music on traditional East Asian instruments. This is a rapidly expanding genre, for good reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyAHJEDCxxM

Light saber violin bows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6K89gumQ2M

Why to be careful at the ocean. (I saw this in Lost Coast Outpost.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPypT9dOvSY

This boy won a round of Guitar Hero, uploaded it. It was taken down for copyright violation (the music). Still, proud of his accomplishment, he dubbed his own bipping and humming instead. (Press CC to turn on the YouTube computer caption generator’s idea of what he’s saying.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5KnWfx_H-s

Peter Serafinowicz replaced Trump speech word for word but in a Cockney accent, and it turns him into an avuncular Brit gangleader-type standup comic. No more presidential but listenable and self-sarcastically funny and almost a sympathetic character.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cA0NM5RAY0

The White Room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjtQSMe0VeI

The blue, red, yellow, white, orange, and green 17x17x17 Rubik’s cube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnUEknwdcI

Robot solves normal Rubic’s cube in 1 second.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixTddQQ2Hs4

“P.C. culture attacked me by pointing out how racist I am.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-brian-mcfadden-7-classic-ways-derail-attacks-and-whitewash-yourself-blame

Nancy Grace, the Torquemada of tertiary cable talk. “Actually, Nancy, we just– have to get to the weather.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s7elTMoPjg

Prom photos from a far magicker world that we have lost and that is no more. On the other hand, when’s the last time you collapsed in a fit of coughing and wheezing because of the stench of hairspray? And, yes, that’s how you spell magicker.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/01/50-bad-prom-photos-that-preserve.html

The way the world looked in the 1970s…
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/11/documerica-images-of-america-in-crisis-in-the-1970s/100190/

…when children wrote letters like these to the future:
http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/18-bizarre-letters-to-the-future-that-only-70s-kids-wil-1451498047

College can and should be free.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fobrqBZQLg

How we get wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERQ7UaQ-9to

Mend and make do.
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-shorts-mend-and-make-do

Historically accurate Native American bathing suits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6tnj7IEI0E

The future of advertising: advertising in dreams.
https://vimeo.com/150799305

A history of London made of paper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovzoNbUkg6k

Competition horser-ski/ring-joust/slaloming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk9PVUUwgQE

What if Flint’s water problem happened to rich people?
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/34568-what-if-flint-s-water-problem-happened-to-rich-people

End game: frustration and despair.
http://imgur.com/gallery/vX3zm

Old movie dance clips cut to Uptown Funk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

The slighly earlier similar project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnSm_d2ll4

The Chickening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i17pORf_iE4

The Bagnold dunes.
http://throughthesandglass.typepad.com/through_the_sandglass/2016/01/2016-the-year-of-the-bagnold-dunes.html

Dizzy from artisanal pot. Rather, vase.
https://vimeo.com/65418624

Bass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrB8WDGJJ0c

Patient and steady improvements in the technology of fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEl-Y1NvBVI

A flashlight that shoots tanglefoot nets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yempitYWLJA

…which might also be useful against a pop star who is in denial about her Vole American status.
http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/onn-exclusive-pop-star-janna-hayspice-confronts-the-rumors-that-she-is-really-just-a-writhing-sentient-mass-of-voles-2180

An interview with God.
http://www.onionstudios.com/videos/onn-exclusive-one-on-one-interview-with-god-2182

Metachaos. (Disturbing, but definitely art.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UPUhn9hpTU

The true story of why you might have heard Andy Warhol referred to as Drella.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/25/john-wilcock-andy-warhols-m.html

Traditional ceremony for a traditional wedding between a quietly astounded man and an at first crying then barking and shrieking woman. If the man hung on through this wedding, I think they have a chance. And if the woman isn’t participating in the haka, but rather trying to get them all to stop, then they /really/ have a chance, because it’s good to stick up for yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUbx-AcDgXo

Cheap webcam and baby monitor security is so bad, there’s a search engine for looking at random parking lots and lobbies and restrooms and babies’ bedrooms.
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/01/how-to-search-the-internet-of-things-for-photos-of-sleeping-babies/

Sword of Damocles Estates. From the air.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzrymETf9hY

An accurate summary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, though in unnecessarily vertiginous animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU

The Arabesque spirograph of Earth and Venus.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/691463694618882049

Oh, it’s so on.
http://www.tvovermind.com/movie-news/movie-dance-offs

Stay cool, Bret. Bret, stay cool. (“I’ll bet you’ll regret you ever met Bret and the Tough Brets.”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYDqCSTospY

And a plateau of calm water-pump windmills. They’re made of sails.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/01/the-windmills-of-lasithi-plateau.html

 

The national tragedy of smut and filth, coffee, casual swearing, communism, dancing on Sundays, and cheap magazines with a 40-year-old white woman in her underwear smoking a cigaret on the cover. It’ll all end in tears. (Ask me how.)

      “Once he’d carried her to the bed, he lifted her nightgown and moved down between her legs and lapped at the spiced copper there until, across the quivering swell of her belly and breasts he saw the flush leap into her throat, her hands twisting the sheets by her head.” –Garth Risk Hallberg

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-01-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with lightsabers. The best of both galaxies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VDlJkLTX0s

Magnetic arches on the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPYJPJoH-A

Just a really sloooooooow avalanche. The videographer finds it funny. He’s probably thinking about the youth-in-service kids who’ll have to clear it off the road, and remembering his own service and the fun he had there, before all this adulthood and responsibility.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBLWha0GLIg

First jazz album by man who hates jazz and can’t even play the piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuKJkghC2u0

Brick in a dryer on a trampoline. Which is a pretty good visualization of the lousy kind of impressionistic nonsense jazz, to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=779fMc8ubOo

New type of prosthetic arm. Promising.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSuzMxQDmzg

New type of record player.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1610/24364683212_e03412ce49_o.jpg

You know the drill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soMV-AkSOtA

Electrified fork makes food taste better. I am gonna make one of those and try it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95rrDcdctlE

They see me rollin’, part 2.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/06/rollermania-45-interesting-pictures-of.html

We can dub it in later.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2016/01/17/long-takes/

The Snape story-arc bits in order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhOQ4VW6xV8

Rosa explains capitalism.
http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/34411-rosa-luxemburg-explains-capitalism-using-spoons

The difference between a crazy person and a moral pillar of society.
https://atheistoasis.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/crazyvsreligion.png

My cowshed is fresh. Byitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95zh-Cgoutg

Our many mostly proudly libtard presidents.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/17/1469746/-43-U-S-presidents-who-would-be-considered-libtards-today

Two.
http://www.vintag.es/2016/01/interesting-vintage-pictures-of-twin.html

The future of the club scene. In space. (Aufgedeinenblitzenderfeunergescheistenpflantz.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJe-CdWsICY

Dishes.
http://www.webtoons.com/en/slice-of-life/lunarbaboon/ep-46-call-/viewer?title_no=523&episode_no=46

Barbra Streisand!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t7lr05vnr8

A cup of coffee. A warning against rushing to judgment. (She’s not the Whore of Babylon, after all. The coffee is for someone else.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RGnEJRkIDA

Identical apartments, different people. Which one is you? I’ll bet it’s 6th floor.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/bogdan-girbovan-apartment-series

Cave paintings.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/73716/15-gorgeous-cave-paintings

Printed filth causes rape and murder. Sex-mad magazines are creating criminals faster than we can build jails to lock them up in. “A racket that’s vicious enough to pervert an entire generation of American kids!” (27 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjBA00p0YuY

Wave your mouse left and right over the photos for before-and-after.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-21/yarloop-bushfires-before-and-after/7100968

Pre-modern-civilization matriarchal one-with-Mother-Gaia peace, man.
http://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-brutal-prehistoric-massacre-pushes-back-hi-1754007152

Newly found giant planet of our Sun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42GeoCVaZQg

Better maps of the bottom of the sea.
http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-satellites-gravity-map/41358/

2016 is going to be a disastrous year for the Greenland ice sheet.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/18/1471288/-There-is-something-odd-and-ominous-afoot-in-Greenland-Did-a-huge-melt-water-pulse-occur-1-16-16

How the carnival casino tricks you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YakUzfyzuc

The carnival casino writ large.
http://realitieswatch.com/37-banks-became-4-just-2-decades-one-astonishing-chart/

Detective Skip Tobey in /The Deceptive Demise of Sir Remington-Smyth!
http://pandyland.net/115/

And a slideshow of bitchin’ tractors. Lovely machines and the men (and women) who care for them.
http://www.gizmag.com/tractor-heaven-vintage-engine-paradise-florida/41365/

First rule of improv: /Yes, and…/

      “Nothing destroys creativity as surely as being afraid to make a mistake.” –John Cleese

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-01-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

I want to put in a plug here for Safeway’s Signature-brand rosemary-and-olive-oil Triscuit-knockoff crackers. The best cracker ever, even with no cream cheese or prosciutto or anything. Just the plain crackers.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The violin-learning progress video I messed up the link to last week, that Bill Cornelius informed me took him to a dating site. It’s the violin video this time. I promise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaugRxMz7tw

The driving equivalent of not being able to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions printed on the heel. (To be fair, that’s bad feng shui on the telephone pole placement, or the garage placement, whichever came last.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTCeZPlyq0Y

Heliocentrism vs. Geocentrism. Teach the controversy.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/10/elegance-illustrated-helioce.html

Don’t try this at home, Olaf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l285JDSiOOo

A history of snow removal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCgf56POaz0

Drumming on Lake Baikal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en0p1Y35p3w

Synchronized multi-drone light-dancing to outdoor concert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOBQXuu_5Zw

Food preservative cures cancer.
http://gizmodo.com/a-common-food-preservative-could-be-a-cancer-cure-1752457527

Gear. A very short science-fiction story with a lot of possibilities.
https://vimeo.com/129279370

A capella, the self-defense martial art. “You’ll be okay, you know a capella now.” “I do?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ8HNeYLEe4

A word problem.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/13/1469201/-Cartoon-Gun-conundrum

What an old big box store is good for.
https://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362304/-Texas-town-comes-up-with-the-best-use-for-an-old-Walmart

Signs you’re about to be in a sinister homoerotic subplot in a midcentury drama.
http://the-toast.net/2016/01/14/signs-youre-about-to-be-in-a-sinister-homoerotic-subplot-in-a-midcentury-drama/

Here’s /why/ not to try this at home, kids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t8yDnyOaQ8

Physics Girl on ferrofluid and glowstick liquid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBtD0_KZ9o

The rare boney-eared assfish.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/assfish-royal-bc-museum-display-1.3404806

Find out what sort of person you are.
http://brightside.me/article/this-test-will-show-you-how-your-interpretation-of-the-world-influences-your-character-17755/

So that’s settled, then.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/11/19/hesiods-anvil/

The social justice militia.
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-brian-mcfadden-social-justice-militia

The overly complicated coffee order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhKejRHODOM

Harpo backstage in the props room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GArbUV_yv2k

Cute pointy dogs in knitted hats.
http://goatperson.tumblr.com/post/95272507409/photography-by-paul-croes

Beyond the Blue Horizon.
https://vimeo.com/137713220

And a GIF of Donald Trump as a pink/purple penis running on testicular feet down a rutted track in a forest.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/13/this-is-the-best-donald-trump.html

Enough astronaut blood to last the winter.

      “There never was a war that was not inward.” –Marianne Moore

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-01-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Jeff, a telephone company engineer, just called and explained what’s been wrong with Juanita’s telephone line, that was messing up her DSL (phone line based) internet connection and sometimes dropping the stream to the transmitter during the show (which you’ll hear in the recording as my occasionally unprofessionally startling at the visual alarm). (The recording is complete, no sound breaks; it’s made where I am, not at the other end, at the transmitter.) Jeff isolated the problem and fixed it today. “The line that goes under the street to your apartment complex– it just got water in it is all.” Clear sound now, no static, and a solid internet connection for next time I do the show by remote from Juanita’s.

Interesting problem. The phone had been ringing with no-one calling, and then giving a torrent of rushing static or actually ringing outbound as though /I/ had called, and on Monday night a policeman came to the door and woke us up at three in the morning to respond to a 911 call, which of course we hadn’t done. They’d got phantom 911 calls from several others on this side of the street, but they must respond because, you know, what if? I thanked him for looking out for us, and shook his hand, and he seemed surprised, as though all the other people he had to wake up had been angry at /him/. Or maybe he was surprised because I’m clueless enough to reach for the gun-side of a policeman’s personal space. That’s probably it.

Copper is on its way out, but I still prefer DSL over cable internet service. And everyone I know with cable-company-based phone service has way worse service horror stories, and whenever their internet service has a problem their phone won’t work at all, and then even when it’s working perfectly there’s the annoying time delay that disrupts the flow of normal conversation.

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Beautiful ice-scapes and the last of the giant quietly dignified things that live in them.
https://vimeo.com/148059977

An old man burns his memories on a twig fire in the snow.
https://vimeo.com/143957655

A young lady plays the Star Wars theme on a modern electric organ. This might be the same person who played /Camptown Races/ at TED four years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5HpjhKHKs&t=0m39s

Similarly impressive: a young man plays the Star Wars theme arranged for solo classical guitar. When, in a quiet part of a magical, skillful performance like this, someone in the audience coughs like a series of plegmy gunshots (one does here) I always imagine the cougher, years later, playing the recording for his grandchildren and proudly pointing out, “That’s me! That’s me coughing!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soJQ_rGgNU

Drone video of the permanent homeless encampment in Eureka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLGqDXe3wps

Here, going up in two minutes of time-lapse smoke, is enough money to buy every one of those hundreds and hundreds of homeless campers a decent house of his own and pay him or her to raise a healthy family in it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPCL3sNVBcM

How Donald Trump answers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFo_BV-UzI

How an artist makes a cute little model robot so he can paint pictures of a giant robot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHTsQdVZyg4

How to get out of handcuffs with a hairpin, demonstrated on a giant transparent handcuff with a giant hairpin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Ks-6_x-uQ

But, master, what if I only have a paperclip?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-F_NexlNJA

How we get carrots.
http://cdn.theawl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-01-06-12_12_38.gif

It’s 2016, and these girls are being held in prison until they’re old enough to be legally executed. Their crimes range from foolishly being beaten and raped to fighting back against being beaten and raped. You know what they say: Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
https://www.lensculture.com/articles/sadegh-souri-waiting-for-capital-punishment

I don’t think they’re crazy trains at all. I think they’re pretty.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/08/8-Crazy-Trains-in-History/

Art that is a walk-through freeze-frame of the result of two people (or creatures) made of thousands of keys (and yarn for blood), each creature exploding out of its own wheeled rowboat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GolS9Db3BMM

Always go last.
http://thorsthundershack.com/comic?sort=146

Upload your photograph. The experimental algorithm will determine how old you are and how attractive you are (on a scale of /Hmm, OK, Nice, Hot, Stunning, Godlike/). It said I’m 48 (I’m 57), and it said I’m Hot (my face is noticeably asymmetrical, my nose is massive and twisted a little to my right, my beard is blotchy colors of gray, brown and red, and there’s a big gap between my front teeth, but –or rather, so– who am I to argue?). It reminds me of the scene in /Hyperdrive/ where deck officer Teal, anxious to look good to meet her old flame (the egotistical leader of the Green Javelins space-o-batics team), goes to one of the ship’s makeover terminals and says, “How much to make me look stunning?” The terminal quotes an unacceptably price. She says, “How much for quite nice?” They agree on a price, she sticks her head in it, sounds and lights occur, and she pulls her head out, hair all done up and makeup where there wasn’t any before. She smiles at the mirror and says, “Hmm. Quite nice.”
http://faces.ethz.ch/

Nature bats last. (Scroll down to the labeled graph, then, “Select a group to see the changes. Select the different causes of death to see them individually graphed.)
http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/05/causes-of-death/

This man getting gas wants to see something in the filler hole and the only light he has is a match, and he never played with fire when he was boy, I guess, so he is unprepared as an adult to navigate a world that’s a minefield of flammable situations, and /now/ look. Tch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IMlaimDzTg

The 67 (sixty-seven!) countries the U.S. is obligated by law to go to war for if asked by.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65816/67-countries-us-obliged-go-war

The cattle caliphate.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/06/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-cattl.html

What the neighbors think about the so-called standoff in Oregon.
https://medium.com/@fullfrontalsamb/standoff-in-oregon-what-do-the-neighbors-think-48d197e23805#.1w8znospj

Chocolate. (The other interviews in the series are also good.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXGfngjmwLA

Nancy Sinatra spins desultorily around in a chair and sings. “I’ve never had to slap his face. What a shame.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGZKNrfd_Ss

A public demonstration of the Edison cylinder recording process and then playback on a gramophone that they just happen to have handy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJXDtrq4McY&t=2m54s

Amazingly not a staged art piece but a photograph of real life. So many things happening at once here. (And then click on the image and each subsequent image. Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor.)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/12077199/A-heavy-night-New-Years-Eve-revellers-in-pictures.html

Again, not a staged art piece. Art all the same, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZXZDmDM25Q

God/goddess family trees. Useful for fans of the various flavors of /Stargate/, which over the course of nearly twenty years of teevee shows and three films provides an alien character for each one of them and more. (My favorite is Thor, who turns out to be a Roswell-style Gray.)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/71689/get-tangled-these-mythical-god-family-trees

2016 is a triangular year. The next triangular year is 2080.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/682323970201378817

22 reasons 22.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OddQmMEYhvY

Interior spaces cut into chunks of marble and stone.
http://mattsimmonds.com/

It’s a hard rock life.
https://vimeo.com/126177413

Rockets blasting off. Freeze at 1:28 to clearly see the thrust diamonds in the exhaust.
https://vimeo.com/150281471

A simple explanation of thrust (shock) diamonds.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5935989/why-shock-diamonds-shoot-out-of-jets-and-space-shuttles

A slow-motion demonstration of a resonating uvula.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWgfFYCAsX8

Earth’s protective layer of junk. Analogous to Albert Brooks’ mother Debbie Reynolds’ ice cream’s protective layer of frost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPXCk85wMSQ

Stormscapes 3. Time-lapse clouds. This gets more and more interesting as it goes.
https://vimeo.com/147842467

When I was eight years old and in the cub scouts, I participated in a pinewood derby race. In this video, a NASA engineer explains how to reliably win such a race. (He’s entirely right about the fathers actually being the ones who make the cars. Not having a live-in father at the time, I made my own, and it lost to cars that looked sculpted by Scaglione. The winning car was made by the winner’s recently-returned-from-Vietnam father, and the boy, uneasily accepting the prize ribbon, had the look on his face of one wrestling with the spirit of the Scout Oath.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RjJtO51ykY&spfreload=10

The first six Star Wars movies all at the same time. They’re mixed not by shining them all on the same screen but by a process of wherever pixels overlap the brightest pixel wins.
http://boingboing.net/2016/01/05/star-wars-wars-the-first-six.html

Video from the point of view of a bar bouncer. I understand why people want to go in (or go /back/ in if they’ve just been thrown out)– it’s obviously freezing cold outside. But why would someone want this terrible job? It’s like one tense stupid confrontation after another, plus with drunks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uurT7yVWkQ

Here’s why a man of God needs his own full airport, hangars full of sport planes, and at least two $20,000,000 private jets. Short version: The world is full of drugs, and people in regular passenger jets are actually demons who look at you funny when you stand up in the aisle and shout back and forth with God, and regular airports are just annoying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdH2DGSXjss

Parking notes.
https://www.instagram.com/bristolparkingnotes/

New York cop approaches girl, handles her for no apparent reason, feels around in her sweater. Her surprisingly calm boyfriend borrows his friend’s phone to record these proceedings for posterity. Cops multiply, lose interest in girl, destroy phone, handcuff and arrest boy (calm the entire time), take him to jail on charges of attacking and punching them. Security video surfaces. Oops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgFPOiFBdOo

Supercut of dance in films. Doo dah, doo dah.
https://vimeo.com/149972487

The 1,000 arms dance done by a troupe of deaf women.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCujGd9rJM8

These devices strike me as clothing and furniture for Cordwainer Smith’s Lords of the Instrumentality, if they ever were to get around to making movies out of Cordwainer Smith stories. “The more important it looked, the better people imagined it worked, and the more money the doctor would get.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GolS9Db3BMM

Counterclockwise. Knut: “Was it as good for you as it was for me?” Surya: “Oh, yes.” Fish: [rolls eyes].
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Cf5AizJ3X3A/maxresdefault.jpg

Imagine appropriate punishment for whoever abused this dog.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1240883/Abused-dog-screams-stroked-time.html

But forget all that, and see this wonderful movie that failed utterly as a commercial enterprise but made me cry harder than I ever have at any movie. Wait, read all about it first:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_%282006_film%29

The center cannot hold. Opportunities in buttons and hooks, clips, snaps, other fasteners.

      “Don’t talk to the barkers; talk to the captain. You look the captain in the eye; know who you’re dealing with. You shouldn’t oughtta be so clean. It’s a dead give-away you don’t belong, you always gotta be tidy. Don’t pay anybody in advance. And don’t ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine; they fall right outta the sky.” –Kaylee

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2016-01-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Debbie Reynolds, /If I Had A Hammer/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng2Ls4OA2k4

The fallen of WW2.
https://vimeo.com/128373915

Dog with selfie stick, running and jumping. That is all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGCDUsyNkVU

Man saves deer from icewater, sign-splains.
http://videowall.accuweather.com/detail/videos/trending-now/video/4680916384001/awesome:-deaf-man-saves-deer-from-icy-death?autoStart=true

Perfect comic strip execution of a perfect idea.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/30/tom-the-dancing-bug-senior-ci.html

Time-lapse video of expert crowd control for, I think, a Japanese comic book convention.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ermNqkUUiJw

Nopes.
http://www.snopes.com/2015/12/28/popular-urban-legends-2015

In China, if you want to become a flight attendant, you have to pass the bikini and high heels test.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3377192/The-runway-skies-1-000-Chinese-high-school-graduates-strike-pose-bikini-chance-trainee-flight-attendants.html

Meanwhile, /not/ in Communist China.
http://hyperallergic.com/259987/why-does-the-cia-keep-its-art-collection-secret/

Another helpful, not too confusing article on the subject of maximizing battery life in phones and tablets and so on.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/12056912/Six-questions-about-your-phones-battery-answered.html

And somewhere somebody is always kidding somebody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHtDpDuaiv4

Zap! Pew! VOOOOSH! /Pew-pew-pew!/ WHUMPF! etc.

      “You folks may not be aware that until 1992 the Science Center of Iowa contained the only fully functional transparent toilet in the Northern Hemisphere. And there she is, the genuine article. Ain’t she a beaut? Who wants to try her out? No takers? All right, suit yourself. Now, if you’ll step this way–”

      “We had an interesting incident near Humboldt State University. A new cell tower went up and the local newspaper asked a number of people what they thought of it. Some said they noticed their cell phone reception was much improved. Some said the tower was negatively affecting their health– giving them headaches and interfering with their sleep, making them nervous or thirsty, or giving them an unpleasant ‘buzzing’ feeling. The project engineer said, ‘Think about how much more pronounced these effects will be once it’s actually switched on.'”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (Xmas 2015-12-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

The show includes William S. Burroughs’ /A Junky’s Christmas/, Robin Williamson’s /Five Denials on Merlin’s Grave/, essays on language and art and religion and the sciences, side-trips into the frightening and bizarre, the goofy and the jejune, whatever that means. You won’t be disappointed.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Danny MacAskill’s latest bicycle video! Vertiginous, impossible, terrifying, thrilling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg

The 1970s. I looked at all the pictures before I read that the studio that took them was in the Netherlands. I was thinking: Ohio, or the Midwest.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/these-color-studio-portraits-from-1970s.html

And as long ago from there as that was from here:
http://mashable.com/2015/12/06/oil-drilling-beaches

A creepily honest performance of /Baby, It’s Cold Outside./
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6f9f628aed/baby-it-s-cold-outside

The man you see getting punched in the face was charged with assaulting the cop you see punching him. Later, after the dashcam video was released and the truth was made known, the cop was punished with one day of suspension, meaning he got a day off to go get ice cream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le4wK2feqTM

GoodGuy-With-A-Gun comix.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/24/tom-the-dancing-bug-thank-goo.html

Movie titles drug deal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oy3PK93Z3k

Gaslighting sack-of-shit /cat/.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=384

Just feed the poor.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=377

Breaking wind at 457 mph.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfBvXC9MQj8

Star Wars without Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c

Tradition.
http://flavorwire.com/552623/creepy-vintage-krampus-illustrations-for-an-unmerry-holiday/view-all

Zaka budu! Nih? Feh!
https://vimeo.com/144376840

Like /bam/! Like /whoosh/!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEeOLZmH7lE

Photographs of Penn Station in the 1950s. My favorite: the woman in glasses and a white glove, asleep in her train seat.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/72518/photographs-50s-show-very-different-penn-station

Can you read my lips?
https://vimeo.com/148127830

A video slideshow of images.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/420879/the-best-photos-of-2015/

I love rockets. I always have. How could one not? This is every kind of amazing…
http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/12/spacex-launch-live-webcast-and-explanation-1-21-15.html

…Here’s just the money shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ

Mexican standoff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHQr0HCIN2w

Peasant comics. “Water is the devil’s drink.”
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=332

Asbestos is the devil’s snow.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/12/asbestos-snow.html

The amazing crap-o-matic. Click on Again. Again. Again. And so on.
http://www.crapomatic.com/

Let’s compare 1963 to 2015. 1963: Jessica Mitford’s /American Way of Death/, a paperback book it takes three hours to read and enjoy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Way_of_Death

2015: Adam Ruins Everything– Funerals. 4 minutes of video. Same thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHX9Epp62hw

You can clearly see on the /security video/ the man is walking along, twirling a pen in his fingers as he goes. Plenty of light, including the cruiser’s lights right on him. Cop jumps out of the car, shoots the man down. Wha?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G4yMSGnfZA

Debt clock.
http://usdebtclock.org/

Hubble.
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/12/2015-hubble-space-telescope-advent-calendar/418197/

Everything you like to eat turns out to be safe to eat. Just don’t have too much, and eat something else once in awhile.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151029-are-any-foods-safe-to-eat-anymore-heres-the-truth

Gary the Stormtrooper compilation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll-paoQXRSA

Steve Martin makes balloon animals for Muppets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMTXCHkZb0

Concrete ships. Click through the slide show.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kiptopeke-s-concrete-fleet

One little gun for each U.S. civilian gun death in 2013. Scroll down. Scroll down. Scroll down. And so on.
https://medium.com/@mathowie/33-636-gun-deaths-visualized-5b7d7740357f#.8mlemw2ej

The red-hot-nickel-ball-destroying-things year in review.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/72901/red-hot-nickel-ball-destroying-things-year-review

(The one with the ice is my favorite.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0o5xVkzo54

A couple of young men –of Brazilian origin, by the way– are on the grass on a wide boulevard outside an airport, shooting video for their YouTube channel, and a woman driving by sees them, mistakes them for Godless, homosexual Middle Eastern terrorists, and becomes enraged. Hilarity ensues. Also lots of not just swearing but demented word-salad swearing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRpiwa3so8U

Further /Hark! a Vagrant!/ straw feminists.
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=341

SmoothLife set to a sort of arpeggiated chiptunes version of Pachelbel’s Canon. “SmoothLife is a family of rules created by Stephan Rafler. It was designed as a continuous version of Conway’s Game of Life – using floating point values instead of integers. This rule is SmoothLifeL which supports many interesting phenomena such as gliders that can travel in any direction, rotating pairs of gliders, wickstretchers and the appearance of elastic tension in the ‘cords’ that join the blobs.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJe9H6qS82I

Test yourself for evil. It turns out that I’m “infrequently vile”, showing 3 of 10 for Machiavellianism, 5 of ten for narcissism, but only 2 of 10 for psychopathy.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151123-how-dark-is-your-personality

Ah! There you are. Did you think you could hide from us?
http://tinyurl.com/pkh7yp6

And the year in review, with the focus on what Americans got stuck up their butt in 2015.
http://adequateman.deadspin.com/what-did-we-get-stuck-in-our-rectums-last-year-1749308157

It’s slide-turn-/kick/, slide-turn-/kick/, step, twist, /present/, and jump. Got it? Try again.

      “See, I’ve fought you guys enough. You basically aren’t level bosses anymore.” –Doctor McNinja

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-12-18) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The 2015 Voight-Kampff empathy test.
http://neverbeenmad.tumblr.com/post/134528463529/voight-kampff-empathy-test-2015

A day in the life of Bonnie Consolo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3dXwfwKILo

How did they Nazi this coming?
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/watch-these-trump-supporters-would-still-back-him-if-he-proposed-national-registry-of-jews/

10 British ads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKvKXGMDc5E

A fascinating tour of the ISS. Russian module, bathrooms, Medusa hair, everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGP6Y0Pnhe4

Worlds collide.
https://i.imgur.com/8N2y1Nk.gifv

Well, it’s about time. That little woman has been stymied far too long by the obstacle of tedious and hazardous whittling. “NOW a Woman CAN Sharpen a Pencil.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2015/12/planetary-pencil-pointer.html

Skip ahead to about 3:20– they show the launch in slow motion from nearby, then from the point of view of the side of the rocket. Then they fill it up with water and compressed air again, and again –a little more air each time– and eventually it goes almost a third of a mile high. The rocket is about ten feet tall and as big around as a stripper pole. The reaction mass is tap water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r9gmLfpFTg

Here, again, even later and using even higher pressure. Better flight video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQSL4cGDAk

Magnets.
http://i.imgur.com/SQXB06O.gifv

The added iron in cereal is actual tiny shards of iron.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjY0Wj_pUKg

Why it flops.
http://www.livescience.com/2897-earth-magnetic-field-flip-flops.html

Speaking of magnets, I got sucked into cop-fail compilation videos. Here’s just one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G55bnP5sDjI

The man at the far right, walking away from the police, is shot and knocked down, then shot and shot and shot some more as he dies trying to crawl away. (The dozens of gunshots are the snapping, crackling sounds, attenuated by the phone’s recording process.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ygyvonAM5E

Don’t kill other people; that goes without saying. But also don’t kill yourself– you’ll regret it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcSUs9iZv-g

A short science-fiction film with a nice twist to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3lXEH80Nw

Bad Lip Reading project: Original Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8Z0UOXVaY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkiI2vM2lfA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ge4_stUpqs

Bad Lip Reading project: Walking Dead. “Da-bibbida-bibbidum.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR4lLJu_-wE

A beluga whale. Buh-loooooo-ga.
http://tinyurl.com/pr44qpm

A bulbous bouffant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuCNAwXGaQ

Also not mentioned: the choking chemical smell of this hair fad, and how flammable it was. Scroll down.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/11/big-hair-of-1960s-30-hair-styles-from.html

The 5-hour Darth Vader holiday video yule log. Comments: “Hearth Vader.” “So nobody thought to remove the fireproof suit before the cremation? Or is that the point– suit becomes urn.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVJzibVS2YM

O Fortuna. Which weirdly has become a holiday staple. Weirdly because the lyrics*.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

So they’re all lying, but they’re not all lying all the time. Only the Republican candidates and their support circuitry are lying all the time.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/14/us-politicians-ranked-by-thei.html

I like the one about the clownfish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThU0HKS8QOo

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZETMXchAViY

“Where shall we fly next, Bobby?” “Let’s fly over there. And then just– fly around.”
http://tinyurl.com/gwmu3eg

Scott Adams’ transcribed conversation inserted at random into his Dilbert cartoons.
http://mradilbert.tumblr.com/

Complete instructions to assemble your new Jeep.
http://www.mvpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/103_Jeeps_in_Crates.pdf

Why not to waste money on vitamin supplements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKLtLiuldw

Ratatat. Drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhrteSZXFzM

Test your rhythm. (Tap along with the beat, and keep going after it fades out. Read your score. Done.)
http://www.concerthotels.com/got-rhythm

“I wish I’d died instead of Mom.” (I’ve never seen that show, but it’s been explained to me that the boy’s name is Karl. His father, played by an English actor, has a thick (American) Southern accent, hence, “Coral.”)
http://tinyurl.com/zglgmau

Dickens’ Fruit Corners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PwE4F4ZgNk

Things we got stuck in our bodies this year.
http://www.chron.com/news/health/article/2015-edition-Weird-things-we-got-stuck-in-our-6703924.php

An exercise in editing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

Another kind of editing.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/14/this-guy-made-a-periscope-so-h.html

An exercise in pedaling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8jTfAifKt8

Good to know. This man has made a lot of videos about fixing guitars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCMkvEfK_U

“Check it out. It’s a frickin’ noodle. Your argument is invalid. Get a job.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzF1KySHmUA

Some perspective on the Y-axis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14VYnFhBKcY

Indigo child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI_Ia_nZ48k

Old book illustrations.
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

The Skate-stine chapel.
http://www.designboom.com/art/okuda-san-miguel-church-skate-park-kaos-temple-12-15-2015

The HXDF. Read the article, then click on the image, then click through the slideshow.
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1214/

Another fun musical toy.
http://www.madeon.fr/adventuremachine/

Also, Bjork, in her first weird performance-art/spoken-word/musical piece, when she was a little girl, in 1976.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmVe4wqQmCQ

And her first recorded song, from earlier the same year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rujxXOmYLUU

*O Fortuna in English:

O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable, ever waxing and waning; hateful life first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it; poverty and power it melts them like ice.

Fate – monstrous and empty, you whirling wheel, you are malevolent, well-being is vain and always fades to nothing, shadowed and veiled you plague me too; now through the game I bring my bare back to your villainy.

Fate is against me in health and virtue, driven on and weighted down, always enslaved. So at this hour without delay pluck the vibrating strings; since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me.

Charades.

      “Bad credit? No credit? First time buyer? First time baby? No legs? 8 legs? You a spider? Are you a spider trying to buy a house?” –Audrey Farnsworth

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-12-11) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Other people make mistakes. Slow down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvLaTupw-hk

Tom Tetzlaff provided the link to this magnificent high-rez time-lapse video of the phases of the moon. Switch the resolution up to where it won’t play right anymore, then back off a notch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm7FGBSo9UY&feature=youtu.be

Smells like Adele.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOqMw2vO9c

Why are things colored? Continue, continue, etc.
http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/

Man makes microscopic stained glass windows by arranging diatoms in geometric patterns with a needle. “This is the part that takes dexterity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzsrE_DuqM

“Teach the kids what modern life is like.”
http://wondermark.com/c1180/

Darth Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_Jdts5rL0

The Carrie Fisher and her placid dog interview with Blondie Good-Genes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh1t2MJDbrs

The Holy Koran Experiment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEnWw_lH4tQ

The psychedelic Hebrew alphabet song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6EnyQ0Dy50

The infinitely geared transmission. The demo actually starts about a minute in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zE__J0YIU

A Santa’s Santa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPcTB86aT0Y

“He talks through a megaphone, and listens with ear trumpets like airplane detectors, while his binoculars complete the illustion of nearness.”
http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/before-radar-hearing-was-believing-14.html

Och, the puir wee thing. You just want to take her inside and wrap her in towels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGeoXG2V_kk

A kind of hero.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcGHJqx4LM

The power of the Big Charleston lobby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=FH1KNXo6Ies

These newfangled phonographs and radios must be heavily regulated, otherwise it’s not fair to the traditional music box industry and all the workers it employs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COty6_oDEkk

How the Bhutanese scare off demons with giant dick murals.
http://io9.com/5906187/in-bhutan-friendly-phalluses-painted-on-houses-ward-off-evil-spirits-nsfw

Theological thermodynamics.
http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/12/09/worlds-without-end/

Data visualization award winners, including the graph every anti-vaccination lunatic should see.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2015/information-is-beautiful-awards-winners-2015

Here’s just that one. Click on it to make it big.
http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/660-vaccines-and-infectious-diseases

Feed it /Fort Bragg, CA/ and it responds: “There have been 29 shootings within a 100-mile radius of this point in the past year, 12 fatal and 17 non-fatal.”
http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-deaths-interactive-map-2015/

/Criminy/, Rashid, lighten up. The off-duty corrections officer woman only just called you a brainwashed terrorist full of Satan and threw scalding coffee in your face and cracked you across the ear with her umbrella for being Muslim in /her/ public park. Have some perspective.
https://www.facebook.com/rasheedalbeshari/videos/vb.100001507583265/956276454432598/?type=2&theater

From India to the planet Mars, 1900.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/from-india-to-the-planet-mars-1900/

It runs the battery down really fast, but it’s so worth it.
http://kottke.org/15/12/cool-car-built-from-a-battery-and-two-magnets

“Get. Out. The. Bath. Is. Over.” “No! No! No! No!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhnuAihFms0

The future world of the past. “You can only float and float and float! Until you explode– with opportunity!” “I’m convincing you!”
https://vimeo.com/11730950

Improv.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozt-WgZblPM

Bloops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqieDyEnOg

About that movie library.
https://medium.com/art-science/what-happens-on-a-typical-day-in-the-ultimate-movie-library-9c7c9b949e86#.1odbnhbq9

She’ll be happier with a Hoover.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/36-bizarre-and-disappointing-vintage.html

Slightly post-WW2 footage of Tokyo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNmhiTFeyiY

Chindogu. (Joshua sent this link to the MCN Discussion listserv.)
http://www.tofugu.com/2012/02/20/chindogu-useless-japanese-inventions/

This reminds me of the movie /Simone/. (The one with Al Pacino playing a washed up movie director given the perfect virtual actress by a dying computer programmer.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ladqJQLR2bA

People were asked to, in gif form, sum up their first sexual experience.
http://www.theladbible.com/articles/people-were-asked-to-sum-up-their-first-sexual-experience-with-a-gif

“Most glorious flames of 2015.”
http://www.theonion.com/2015/slideshow/most-glorious-flames-2015-51921

“The part I think I’d like best is crushing people who get in my way.”
http://www.avclub.com/article/donald-trump-actually-makes-pretty-decent-calvin-c-229677

An impressive little papercraft project. Stay for the blower at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3jnP6AbM0

The effect of boundary restriction on slithering. Includes the term /buckling morphology/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbI_oGdM2XA

In her defense, it should be noted that her head is a massive slab of bone.
http://gawker.com/nevada-assemblywoman-generously-offers-to-shoot-syrian-1746841216

So unfair. Isn’t that always the way? You get a good gig, and some wise guy comes along…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RAosYVEv0#t=14s

And the rest is sirens.

      “All things change to fire, and fire exhausted falls back into things.” –Heraclitus

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-12-04) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

An exoplanetary animation.
http://boingboing.net/2015/12/01/watch-all-the-exoplanets-orbit.html

Retro /Star Wars/.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/25539/late-movies-retro-star-wars

“A stereoscopic plunge into the guts of an organic Paris seen as a cell through a virtual microscope.” It reminds me of /Strings/.
https://vimeo.com/139651679

/Strings/ is a film made with real marionettes, not CGI, about a world where people are actual marionettes, aware of as well as limited by their strings. I had a copy of it when it was new and I watched it over and over. Hunt it down and watch it with your kids.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374248/

Maybe not the coolest chess problem ever, but a neat trick.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/12/04/black-and-white-184/

Albert Camus: The Absurd Hero.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/109

Three 360-degree video cameras on stage at a concert. You can watch from any camera and turn your point of view. (This only works right if you have very fast internet service.)
https://performingarts.withgoogle.com/en_us/performances/carnegie-hall

Drummers, born or made? Evidence for born:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3cg4oZs2CY

Oh. Good to know. (How to instantly quiet and calm a screaming baby.) (This is like the one about the off-switch for cats.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2C8MkY7Co8

I found it again: the off-switch for cats. (Actually, “How to deactivate a cat.”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TmmF79Rw0

I wonder if something like that would work on Trump, Trump-Trump, Trump-Trump-Trump-Trump-Trump-Trump?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGbI-14neOs

British astronaut’s dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A49oreXOOzI

Space bowl. (N, then n, then n again.)
http://katierose.itch.io/mirrorlake

Formerly invisibly high-speed courtship behavior in pet birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvcDQviIok0

We’re getting very close to computers being able to actually understand the world. This program captions what the camera sees.
https://vimeo.com/146492001

I wonder what the above computer program would have to say about this: I count ten policemen, guns raised, surrounding on three sides a little man in San Francisco on a typical Wednesday. He tries to walk away, and he makes the mistake of putting his hand in his pocket. Every policeman fires multiple shots, and the gunfire mixed with the screaming audience in the nearby bus is– uh– I don’t know; words fail me. Really, be warned: if seeing a horrible thing has ever made you throw up, don’t watch this.
https://www.instagram.com/p/-z3eBvPopx/

Here’s the sort of thing that happens in the sort of place where no-one has a gun and not even the police have a gun. A person is more likely to have cello than to have a gun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg

Math truths.
http://www.businessinsider.com/controversial-math-problems-markov-chain-cantor-coin-flip-2013-5

Looking upward between buildings in Hong Kong. Very science-fictiony.
http://www.peterstewartphotography.com/Portfolio/Stacked-Hong-Kong/

Ghost cities of China.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28558-how-technology-reveals-the-ghost-cities-in-china-and-the-west/

Meanwhile, in Korea.
https://500px.com/dyne999

First-time ever lateral video of rocket separation. (Not CGI.) They go back and show it to you slowly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL15KbAxfKZE2GLuGleeSpswg_UjJ_Imel&v=v184lSB2LHI

All the manned rockets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvLg23cGotQ

“After sex, get your still-moist panties from the floor and use them to tie your hair back. This will show him that you’re fun, casual and easy-going.”  Though my favorite is still the one with the fork.
http://www.dailyedge.ie/cosmo-sex-tips-professor-wankerton-2476313-Dec2015/

You kiss your mother with that mouth?
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03504/potd-whale_3504605k.jpg

What narcolepsy really looks like. (Note: erratic sound level.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuvXpv0yDM

These French kids do little dances to their songs. They’re gracefully robotically spastic, cute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs40yxHjTxQ

It’s an ad for a cardboard company, but they make a playable Stratocaster out of cardboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oo2H-W7d6A

And I’m not sure what the point of this is, but it’s lovely. I think it might be about cigarets being like a forest fire in your lungs, and also the woman seems vaguely menacing, neurotic, and though I don’t like that in a real person, in a cartoon person it has a certain appeal.
https://vimeo.com/133021237

A freaky Thorgellen.

      “Mr. Ross is troubled by the fact that a man wouldn’t use a sledge hammer in the house, and thinks the scene had better be in the back yard with the doll placed on a large stone.” –Daise Terry

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-27) KNYO (and, after midnight, KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Stuart Cohen came by to play a few of his new songs. If you’re just only here for that part, then, here.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

William S. Burroughs: A Thanksgiving Prayer, 1986.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLSveRGmpIE

William Shatner on the terror of the turkey deep-fryer fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t2dwPTnsyA

Tony Zhou on Buster Keaton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWEjxkkB8Xs

Alas.
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/11/21/the-thought-that-counts-2/

“Farty toffy makes me smoke.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjeQtbKFlHc

“I’ll give you one guess who said this in real life.”
http://www.alternet.org/comics/alternet-comics-matt-bors-barflys-take-syria

There are so many bicycles in Amsterdam that they can become confused and march lemming-like right into the water. This man’s job is to drive a special machine to get them out of the way of boats when they accumulate under there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWmAIhz43S4

The end of the dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5i9k7s9X_A

The lost woman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNCHAzVgqE

A witch burning.
https://vimeo.com/146344070

Fire tornado in slow motion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwoghxwETng

The sky green and yellow with parakeets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfCMrqitWI

How to tell if you’ve been abducted by aliens.
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/how-to-tell-if-youve-been-abducted-by-aliens/

How homeopathy, “energy work”, accupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, essential oil, color therapy, reflexology, feng shui, hypnosis, and so on, work. And why you still need a real doctor who has studied real medicine when something is really wrong with you or your child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcPwIQ6GCj8

Also, the chief effect of taking supplement pills (vitamins, herbs, etc.) is to make your bodily waste more nutritious for the microbes living in your septic tank. (Plus, tens of thousands of people every year go to the hospital because they’ve poisoned themselves by taking so many vitamins that their bodies can’t just piss and shit away what they don’t need.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQoG0AT3kY

Lovely animation, but it doesn’t count the state-sponsored terrorism of spending a trillion dollars to send armies and navies and air forces (including war drones) halfway around the world to do it on a huge scale for the benefit of arms manufacturers and war contracting corporations. It only counts the amateurs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHbYk2l9w-E

The fruit of the Big Zinc lobby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyszHg96KI

A self-explanatory sampling synthesizer and controller.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XMfKYVu_fg

The telharmonium.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-telharmonium-was-the-spotify-of-1906

The way a rocket is supposed to land. And then they can check it out, fill it up with fuel and oxidizer, and launch it again. Finally.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/the-first-reusable-rocket/417525/

How we get wood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvbgwdTGoyo

The newspaper seems to think this art project is a failure. I think it’s genius.
http://www.adn.com/article/20151125/winds-and-cook-inlet-tides-make-mess-point-woronzof-art-installation

The smoke and fire is from the brake failing– the friction. The article about this video includes: “No hard-hats or safety gear; I suspect these are Russians.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-XlbUDPt7A&feature=youtu.be&t=53

And how the U.S. goes to war. Every single time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2015/11/20/how-the-u-s-goes-to-war/

“God /dammit!/ You kids, quit horsing around in there and /go to sleep!/”
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03503/potd-swan_3503628k.jpg

 

I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Concerto for Horn and Hardart.

      “There’s a calm before every storm. And after storms it’s calm too. Basically, it’s either calm or there is a storm.” –Greg Dorris

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-20) KNYO (and, after midnight, KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Until we can get the /wrong way– go back/ sign installed.
http://tinyurl.com/p2n96tr

You’re already past halfway. Don’t go back now.
https://vimeo.com/146064760

Learning from 1950s Superman.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/18/1451574/-1950s-Superman-could-teach-2015-Republicans-a-thing-or-two-about-America

Hey, comrades, let’s put on a show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014

The three things that can happen to a horse.
http://the-toast.net/2015/11/12/here-are-some-ancient-german-drawings-of-sick-horses/

Horn and Hardart.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/coin-op-cuisine/

Large musical instruments.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/71314/8-unusually-large-musical-instruments

If you know where Ada B. Fine is, please send her this link. I remember how much she used to love ducks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RukqsnUm2kw

Iron and Wine: Boy With a Coin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHw7gdJ14uQ

And that explains it.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/667181229184282624

Cat sucking its fingers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwxnvry9h6k

A new product that’s a robot cat to comfort old people. The first thing I thought, on seeing the promotional video, was: Why isn’t it also a hands-free phone and a video projector?
http://joyforall.hasbro.com/en-us

Another thing for a cat to do: pose naked with a pole.
http://catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr.com/

We see from the helicopter but we hear the sound from the man’s headset. “Oof! Oh! Uff! Oh, no! Ahh. Oof!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaIMWW4eZrs

“This tragedy clearly demonstrates…”
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/16/1450193/-Cartoon-Sizzling-hot-takes

You know the way, in video, propellers sometimes look like freaky waving giant alien metal grass floating along next to where a propeller should be? Here is a simple, clear explanation:
http://gizmodo.com/this-hypnotic-gif-explains-why-spinning-propeller-photo-1742770647

Details of /Pushing Daisies/, one of my favorite teevee shows, ever.
https://library.creativecow.net/powloski_william/magazine_pushing_daisies/1

“It’s been rented.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_3mSW8XUZI

“Okay, that’s good, but we need you to do it a little whiter. Okay, go.” “Oh, man, that is great. I feel like I’ve been transported to CaucasiaLand.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGdtBU7K90U

Evolution of Barbie.
http://tenaflyviper.tumblr.com/post/125639467465/i-was-curious-as-to-exactly-how-barbies-face-has#

The Blast Supper.
http://nonadventures.com/2015/10/24/the-blast-supper/

Evolution of the bicycle horn.
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/18/this-car-horn-for-bikes-gets-d.html

Evolution of tattoos and nose-piercing and branding with a red-hot paper clip. Bleagh.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/biohackers-are-implanting-led-lights-under-their-skin

“Reuben, Reuben, I been thinking…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfNHSbs3pQ

“Welcome to Mendocino. We’ve got gourmet gasoline.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5L15xLDG4

Irish people attempt American accents. Happiness ensues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVjL0i74Drw

The part where it gets to “Wait. Is this Rachel of Cardholder Services?” is my favorite part.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/adele-dials-the-wrong-number

The smiley nightmare of the ’80s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5v0oM5EuMA

A time-compressed icebreaker trip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNZu1uxNvlo

The answer to the question, Syria, WTF?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKb9GVU8bHE

Just as good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fDlPI1vI2A

Think how the squirrel feels, here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZkAP-CQlhA

A little hard work never hurt anybody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CnAPD39cUQ

How a skateboarder lands on the ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTZQjdSp5uo

How to casually dance on a skateboard.
https://vimeo.com/146088661

How to do a hundred things.
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=gallaher++how+to+do+it#

How to build a Black Ops ray gun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJnYnYHxDg

Wait for it… wait for it… There. Um-hm. Thing is, these people and millions like them have the right to get a driver’s license, and raise little copies of themselves, and so on, as well as the right to own as many guns as they can pay a purveyor at a gun show for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPJVF-w0We8

The future.
http://gizmodo.com/old-cigarette-card-prophecies-of-future-were-sometimes-1742373991

The 1949 Roomba and her brother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLULRlmXkKo

Climate interruptus. (1 minute.)
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/13/1449027/-Cartoon-Climate-interruptus

Somehow I knew that it was going to end up as a white guy in a t-shirt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru8ifph_q9o

White people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JEHgOJISO8

“Smile, bitch.”
https://www.facebook.com/meipaitw/videos/1782708898623200/

Y’all can just go home now. We have our winner (of the world-championship of crying).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee925OTFBCA

Spock tribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vNBA8mHFf8

“COTTON MATHER, You Dog, Dam you; I’ll inoculate you with this, with a Pox to you.” The first anti-vaxxers.
http://gizmodo.com/princesses-slaves-and-explosives-the-scandalous-orig-1743208795

Point-counterpoint.
http://wondermark.com/c1176/

Point-counterpoint in 2003.
http://www.theonion.com/multiblogpost/this-war-will-destabilize-the-entire-mideast-regio-11534

The real monsters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwdUXS94yNk

Also, everything we know about addiction is wrong.
http://www.addiction.mobydigg.de/

Fordite.
http://alyzenmoonshadow.com/tag/detroit-agate/

And a new game that I heard about in a radio story and that looks worthwhile. It’s a game about writing.
http://www.dejobaan.com/elegy/

And another worthwhile-looking game. This one is about perception.
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/20/beyond-eyes-game.html

The Cute Little Dog and Black Leather Teddy Go To the Moon (ages 5-7).

      “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” –Kurt Vonnegut

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-13) KNYO (and, after midnight, KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

I was just looking at the stats page for this weblog. This particularly interests me: My most popular posts by far are ones that have a certain kind of title. For example, the one titled Hot Israeli Army Girls, from two years ago, has got more reads (or at least clicks) than all the other hundreds of posts put together and still is read nearly daily in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Japan. The next hottest title: a line that stuck in my memory from a science fiction story I admired forty years ago in high school: Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenghik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead. Again, Indonesia. And Belgium and Sweden.

It makes me think of Frog Hammer, the corporate branding agency Richard consults for the New Burbage Theater Festival in Slings and Arrows, a show written by Susan Coyne and Mark McKinney (who played Richard) (yes, the Mark McKinney of Kids in the Hall). The head of Frog Hammer, a genius (or) madman, sees cause and effect relationships that aren’t there at all but that nonetheless work. The lesson I take from this? Vaguely sexually suggestive gibberish trumps all. It explains so much.

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

“As for the co-pilot, the crash changed him.”
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane

The (transparent) mystery of Star Trek hair loss.
https://blogs.library.ucla.edu/special/2014/11/12/hair-today-gone-tomorrow/

Ten hours of 432 hz DNA Healing/Chakra Cleansing Meditation/Relaxation Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPVX75VIpqg

Better: three minutes of Michael Jackson on hand-cranked barrel organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnb7EqfykF4

Even better: this acapella version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU47K11-wNs

Black MIDI.
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/sep/23/impossible-music-black-midi/

Cartoonist Bill Cornelius sent me this link, saying, “This is so important, we need to help get the word out!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFcV7zuUDA

This wonderful man invents, constructs, names and plays brand new instruments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c__xzSfQA5g

North Korea seems to be modeling its public spaces on Wes Anderson films.
http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/11/11/north-korean-interiors-looking-suspiciously-like-a-wes-anderson-film-set/

“This font automatically activates my Japanese brains, and it’s very confusing to me.”
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/11/11/video-claims-that-if-you-can-read-a-certain-font-you-are-probably-not-japanese

Particle smasher result or moth trails? Moth trails.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/07/visions-now-next#/visions/1

New jetpack test. Low and over water, of course, because what if it should unpredictably stop blowing fire?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AwBSwFV2I

Again I recommend /Tomorrowland/. A film underrated because the first half is slightly more satisfying than the second half. Tch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland_%28film%29

The shapes of things to come. Explore.
http://future-forms.com/

From the days when we first welcomed our giant pillowy overlords.
http://mashable.com/2015/11/08/macys-thanksgiving-parade

Baby monitor after 2-year-old saw Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX_kKA6gXCg

“Hello my child. We send you your Chocolate Lombard by the aircraft to India.”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-telephonoscope-1879/

“Let’s throw metal things into that million dollar magnet.” “Okay, ha ha!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBx8BwLhqg

Images from a Renaissance manuscript about eye problems.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/georg-bartischs-ophthalmodouleia-1583/

“You’re welcome. We’ll be right back, unless we already are.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76MlVLbv1zE

The Donald Trump lorem ipsum generator. Just click on his compellingly punchable face. And again. And again.
http://trumpem.us/

“How this was donne by soe small Force/ Did cost the Colledg a Month’s discourse.”
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/11/13/prince-ruperts-drops/

Trick riding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UggSw4nGfw0

That’s Plutology.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/news/a18122/pluto-may-have-ice-volcanoes-and-other-bizarre-geology/

Go, fightin’ ritualized tribal warfare surrogates!
http://boingboing.net/2015/11/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-corpo.html

On the one hand it’s like a furious chihuahua barking at you from inside a car. On the other hand, it’s a thrilling exhibition of skill, with some worry in there that she’ll poke herself in the eye, or chop off an ear, or let the thing slip out of her hand and impale one of the judges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzd2PlzG25s

The whys and wherefores and how muches and who said whats.

      “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it is insane.” –David Mahoney

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-11-06) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This is my 919th weekly Memo of the Air show, all told, my 150th for KNYO Fort Bragg CA, and just my fourth for KMEC Ukiah and Redwood Valley. The show starts at 9pm as usual on KNYO, then at midnight KMEC grabs it in progress and it’s on both stations from then till 3am, and then KMEC lets go and until I finish for the night the rest is only on KNYO again.

At nearly exactly 10pm, an hour into the show, journalist and publisher Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost calls and we talk for about twenty minutes. Hank Sims is one of my heroes. You can hear me go a little fanboy about it.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

The undulating incandescent nuclear blob creature in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmbeLTHC_0

Space plants.
https://vimeo.com/142716939

1,300-plus daily Buck Rogers strips from the early 1930s. Read the story about them; it’ll tell you how to come back to where you leave off.
http://rolandanderson.se/comics/buckrogers/buckrogers.php

Arthur Radebaugh, the man who made the future..
http://rolandanderson.se/comics/buckrogers/buckrogers.php

Flushable wipes? Wipes, yeah, that’s what they do, but flushable? Don’t.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgHVO-RZ8c4

Can cuttlefish camouflage in a tacky living room? Challenge accepted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDE2DOICuc

Guff jar. Thwackpots. Etc.
http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2015/10/30/17-better-names-for-musical-instruments/

A slow-mo clunk beaker orchestra. Just a minuet, there, boys. Not so fast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn9pvYGQAzs

Mouse sex serenades slowed down so you can hear them.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/04/01/mice-sing-just-like-birds-but-we-cant-hear-them/

A lovely ad for a bar catering to people who like gears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS3X2Uj7BME

An illustrated article about the future of industrial civilization.
http://www.theawl.com/2015/11/where-ships-go-to-die

I find a video like this, about video equipment, soothing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NxRkIn5rIc

And the same with this macrophotography of soap bubbles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52UoVn8hIEk

And the same with this otter contact-juggling a pebble.*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RwmtrjeInc

And the same with these synchronized jugglers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5E84ePfEOw

And the same with this 89-year-old first-time standup comic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HzIMHAmlek

And the same with this man’s lifetime-long project to interview himself across the ages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9n9dt2fKeE

And the same with with this explanation of a sewing machine. This is how it’s worked for 180 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nww2b6V8rYU#t=1m56s

The case against Howe.
http://ismacs.net/howe/case_against_elias_howe.html

A new kind of drill that melts and re-forms the job, leaves all the metal where it is (it doesn’t chop the metal out and throw it away), and so makes the hole stronger and, incidentally, usefully threadable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCBQh8B_RY

The cool thing for me is: we live in a world and a time where a guy in a hat like that can have a jet engine in his yard to play with.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km1p2-SB-WE

Good advice on how to make your phone or tablet’s battery last a long time. This is iPhone advice, but it applies to other kinds of phones and devices.
https://www.thrillist.com/tech/nation/how-to-make-your-iphone-battery-last-longer-iphone-charging-tips

Jocular-broccoli. Effacious-octo-turtle. Arcadian-funicular.
https://medium.com/message/stop-making-sense-b2aa7f0d3079

All the gadgets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGCGWb6nt_c

All the exoplanets, so far, to scale.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70771/500-discovered-exoplanets-one-epic-poster

The Peril of Skull Rock.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70756/see-radar-images-asteroid-zipped-earth-halloween

“My lonely robots.”
http://www.boredpanda.com/lonely-robots-paintings-matt-dixon/

Man on the moon. It’s an ad for a store, but so what?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuz2ILq4UeA

Where the water on Mars went.
http://gizmodo.com/what-happened-to-the-water-on-mars-blame-the-solar-win-1740834581

Chemtrails reduce terrorism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Hpix8O9Qs

Fluid dynamics. How it’s worked for 13 billion years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJI28gx2wI

Bernie Sanders’ trick or treat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GhbIVUzrHs

And that’s why they call it a leopard.
http://i.imgur.com/nsANEmb.gifv

An ad for a game that prompts your creativity to write.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfps2HKE4B4

A musical album generator that also generates the song titles.
http://www.fakemusicgenerator.com/

Reefa!
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70454/15-scenic-facts-about-great-barrier-reef

All about snow.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3302512/Winter-coming-Maps-reveal-days-snow-areas-likely-hit-worst.html

Never, /never/ piss down from a bridge onto the trolley-car power wires.
http://sobadsogood.com/2015/11/01/helpful-1930s-guide-how-avoid-electrocuting-yourself/

Spooky.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=4976

“I find your lack of faith… distur-OOF!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IQy2SRfgKM

Pi, the first 500 pages.
http://www.aip.de/~wasi/PI/Pibel/pibel_5mio.pdf

Not just good but great eggs from formerly bad but now presumably good eggs. Eggs.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70739/artist-carves-20-year-prison-experience-ostrich-eggshells

*A pebble that’s a new kind of synthesizer controller.
https://vimeo.com/141520517

One way a person might dress to play a musical pebble like that.
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/aadf3312ca1b34ece03620f5d00db7fde6c5b450/0_0_1890_2730/master/1890.jpg?w=1920&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=bb8b77b9bcd311149214ad162adffe94

And a dance lesson from the young flexible version of James Brown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz88MBWomo

I can understand why the furries feel this way. When I was little I loved Tony the Tiger. I even met Thurl Ravenscroft when I was five, but I stalked away back into the kitchen of my grandparents’ Italian restaurant, declaring, “/That/ isn’t Tony the Tiger. Tony the Tiger is a /tiger/.”
http://internet.gawker.com/tony-the-tiger-cant-tweet-without-furries-begging-him-f-1740600010

This /is/ my costume.

      “Oh, this is fun! A married man, air conditioning– champagne and potato chips… It’s just a wonderful party!” –Marilyn Monroe

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-10-30) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This is my 918th weekly Memo of the Air show, all told, my 149th for KNYO Fort Bragg CA, and just my third for KMEC Ukiah and Redwood Valley. The show starts at 9pm as usual on KNYO, then at midnight KMEC grabs it in progress and it’s on both stations from then till 3am, and then KMEC lets go and until I finish for the night the rest is only on KNYO again.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Lorenzo Milam, /National Private Radio/.
http://www.salon.com/2001/07/02/npr1/

Creep Qawwali. “I deliver your pizza. Will you deliver my baby?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEC0pKHJKNM

About Northern Exposure.
http://www.rogerebert.com/demanders/magical-realism-nothern-exposure-25-years-later

Luna plays B.B. King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_V3pXdutM4

Another cross-genre cover. Actually, a lot of them, all classy. Look down the Up Next column.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufvZzhK_3X8

Japanese girl Klezmer pop.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/30/japanese-pop-music-girl-group.html

The slowest Rube Goldberg machine in the world. Besides your life. Everybody’s life. The universe, actually.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-c7tBlnFsw

Biisuke Ball’s big adventure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKy9JtTYxQ

That explains it.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/103015/gonna-like-sports.gif

Honest road rage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pam13YmrHKI

Bad lip reading project: Democratic debate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_yxGsWHx9o

Ah, another money-begging drive. It’s cotton-gluing time at KZYX.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/16/uzbek-farmers-glue-cotton-on-bushes

Homemade weapons.
http://klyker.com/homemade-weapons-37-photos/

Famous Vietnam naked napalm little girl finally gets proper medical treatment. Good.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/26/Vietnams-Napalm-Girl-Comes-to-America-for-Laser-Treatments/

Free stock photos!
http://librestock.com/

Free math websites.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/20-websites-need-learn-math-step-step/

I fucking love science.
https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience

Scientist talks about the uses of how ants flow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0QVXVgcdhs

“Foam this room.” And it was foamed.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70552/heres-what-room-filled-foam-clouds-looks

Big art.
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/07/museum-lets-street-artists-do-what-they-want-to-its-walls/

Little art.
http://rubysilvious.com/363-days-of-tea/1

These are photographs of real people, not cartoons.
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/makeup-transformations-2015

Pneumatic damn wings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrM5gqICRw

The Swedish Army drum corps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT2xgemwHgQ

“Remember, we don’t have to be mean, because wherever you go, there you are.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnYCpQyRp-4

Is Aspartame safe? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92r1oOul0kM

Japanese commercials.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmYVfyqzu4Y

“Medicine” made of real powdered ghosts.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/curious_depictions_of_syphilis_measles_gonorrhea_other_diseases_from_19th-c

And the last words of Dutch Schultz, animated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty0rBt5lcH8

Hard out here for a pimp.

      “I explained ‘gluten allergy’ to my grandma and she sighed and told me they ate leather belts during WWII to keep from starving.” –Paige

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-10-23) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This is my 917th weekly Memo of the Air show, all told, my 148th for KNYO Fort Bragg CA, and just my second for KMEC Ukiah and Redwood Valley. The show starts at 9pm as usual on KNYO, then at midnight KMEC grabs it in progress and it’s on both stations from then till 3am, and then KMEC lets go and anything after that is only on KNYO again.

I just now wrote a whole long whine here about all the things that went wrong during the week and in getting ready and actually doing the show, involving, for one, Juanita’s printer being a bully and a tease at the last fricking minute, but it ended with /You might never notice anything was a problem,/ so in fact why bore you with that? Highlight and delete. Done.

I read several stories from the electronic version of the Anderson Valley Advertiser ($25 a year, worth every penny), including one by Flynn Washburn about his employment and incarceration history. Two fine poems by the Mark Winkler of Ukiah. You’re given –/given/– an opportunity to acquire for yourself a goodly share of AzizOmar97’s temporarily inaccessible “$48.9MillionUSD and 280 Bars of Gold.” John Sakowicz remembers guitar legend Michael Hedges. Alex Balk advises on how to manage anxiety (by imagining yourself dead and not having to deal with whatever the problem is) (but more than just that). Potemkin-village-style cotton-gluing time in Uzbekistan (and locally, metaphorically, also at KZYX). The religious-nonsense-free world KA would like to live in. Oswaldo Aquilar’s picks for the biggest lies of still-taught history. A defective-flag recall. And– ah-ha: just glancing through the show file I grasp now what I bobbled to cause about a fourth of the material to be unavailable. It isn’t only the end, it’s a good chunk of the middle, including a couple of entertaining true-life horror stories… Well, okay. I’ll bring that stuff next week. Anyway, it resulted in an exactly six-hour show, to the second, and that’s what I should be shooting for, now that I’m old and staying up all day and /all/ night just makes me cranky and barky, not like when I was a kid and could eat anything I wanted and had that great Chevy Biscayne that never burned a drop of oil.

Just kidding. I can still eat anything I want. Gluten, GMO cheese, glyphosate, boiled belts. It rolls right off me.

And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Seven hours on the source of all life in a few seconds. A surface event  hundreds of thousands of miles wide, involving enough energy to power today’s U.S. until the sun swallows all the planets out to Jupiter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdXB07FAJpk

Germany’s new directions in power. (Enjoy this informative video. It’s the sort of thing you won’t be seeing anymore now that Fox so-called News perpetrator Roger Ailes has acquired National Geographic.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ml_3ZfZk8

Photographs of and stories about 1970s pimps. (Clipped from /Terminal Bar/, which you can see in its entirety here.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/11/the-pimps-and-prostitutes-of-1970s-times-square/281130/

You need a life coach and the crystals.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/archives/2015/Oct

And some paper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZxtgUoGzMQ

And a knittin’ needle, and some water, and a microgravity environment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHrBhgwq__Q

And a cello.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUeysGoPFTk

One in a series of ads for a new kind of violin that uses your phone to produce and process and loop sound in real time. The phone clips to the back of the violin.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/20-websites-need-learn-math-step-step/

An ad for a wireless midi synthesizer controller that you stick to your acoustic guitar. (Also a real-time recording.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJFfnTkyj-g

“Just because you’re in the car and it’s possible to do, doesn’t mean you should do it.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/rweb/top/study-hands-free-devices-distract-drivers-for-27seconds-after-use/2015/10/22/8fc67032-781b-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

If mothers talked to each other they way they talk to their kids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xio4mOXu3Y

If a robbery report was treated like a rape report.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0L4V5BWITM

A wonderful planet. And such wonderful people. I’m so happy to visit. It’s the only planet in the entire spiral arm with yodeling. If you’re going to use a music video for porn, this is what you want, man. Also, there’s a clean hankie, for after.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZL0kiyjbyo

This is like Garfield Without Garfield except for it’s real life and without little computer phones instead of being without Garfield.
http://ericpickersgill.com/

Speaking of which, Louis C.K.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGTu5lwPO2w

A train is late.
http://wondermark.com/c1167/

Mechanical planets.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/10/eisinga-planetarium-worlds-oldest.html

Tap dancing. Cool again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHg96T2e32M

Swing dancers vs. street dancers. If you waste your time on nothing else here, this is the one.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/20/swing-dancers-vs-street-dance.html

Michael Jackson Japanesed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NNyp5iAssU

Recent release of moonshot stills assembled into a short stop-o-mation film.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/69933/stop-motion-view-first-moon-walk

Amazing skydiving wingsuit record jump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWZsOWMHEOQ

The true Scottish origin of Halloween. Samhain. Guising. Apple divination. Turnip lanterns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twog7XFOXnM

Satans of earlier times seem somehow inauthentic today. This 1980s Satan, for example, doesn’t know how to pronounce Samhain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF_T4OZ7X58

Remember last week when I said fashion is stupid. Here it is dazzlingly stupid.
http://i2.gmx.net/image/274/30955274,pd=4,f=size-xxl/bilder-woche-london-england-fashion-week.jpg

Plenty of life jackets. Don’t you worry about that.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03468/potd-migrants_3468016k.jpg

“It’s just a boy with a bird. And it’s none of your business what they do in their sky kingdom.”
http://the-toast.net/2015/10/20/the-abductions-of-ganymede-in-order-of-abduction-y-ness/

Star Trek clothes.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/this-is-what-five-decades-of-star-trek-fashion-looks-like

Jabba the Hutt is the good guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdfGxxTGW_4

Rubens plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2awbKQ2DLRE

Jiwi’s get up machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFSn8IwgQfw

Elly Cooney sent this link. Republican so-called debate touched up by the Bad Lip Reading project:
https://www.facebook.com/benjaminokeefeofficial/videos/886359208098749

Michelle Duggar’s Sacred Blessings Motherhood & Marriage 12-Month Nature Calendar.
http://liartownusa.tumblr.com/post/131528874920/michelle-duggars-sacred-blessings-2016-motherhood

Cow-centric alien apocalypse scenario. (If you have a problem with not being able to un-see creepy things, Cyriak is not for you.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrw1VMRNFUg

Chinese say dam it. (In the real world, or rather the world of /Firefly/, the Chinese word for /God damn it/ is /gorramit/.)
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151014-the-chinese-are-obsessed-with-building-giant-dams

Chinese medicine.
http://theworstthingsforsale.com/2015/10/20/squirrel-poop-not-actually-a-medicine/

Spiritually detoxing Mother Ocean of harmful GMOs and driving the evil spirits out. With a special stick.
https://i.imgur.com/GweKp9N.jpg

“Religion, that’s where the money is.” –L. Ron Hubbard
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3280329/Inside-Super-Powers-building-Scientology-s-massive-spiritual-headquarters-Florida.html

Who created God, then?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODetOE6cbbc

“The real lesson: Figuring out which ideas are true is hard.”
http://xkcd.com/1592/

The hollow Earth.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-hollow-earth-is-filled-with-giants-germans-and-a-little-sun

The good old days. Barber-shizzle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdTS6-fbNH0

Pop science.
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/21/CokePepsi-Research-Review/

On the run.
https://medium.com/vantage/on-the-run-37e3e1e5ac6e

Under weigh.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/10/15/sail-across-the-indian-ocean-in-this-stunning-online-exhibit-of-earliest-photographic-history-of-the-swahili-coast/

The flashlight sword scenes.
https://vimeo.com/143100189

Fun with liquid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQx5Be9g16U

Paint stripper. A video gimmick. (Some sex and milk parts are revealed, in case that would bug you.)
https://vimeo.com/143119333

Stills processed into moving pictures.
https://vimeo.com/50672419

Violinist collected ten years of creepy online attention.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/a-woman-collected-the-online-harassment-shes-received-in-the

Turn down for what. For 300+ million views, that’s what.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUDVMiITOU

The two kinds of popping, and why. It has to do with stress, yes, but also with the speed of sound in the material.
http://gizmodo.com/slow-mo-footage-reveals-how-balloons-burst-in-two-diffe-1737292825

Doesn’t work in Firefox. Works in Chrome. Works best on your phone or tablet, via the free app.
http://moya.do/metapanoramas/#

Works on bike thieves. It seems painful and mean, but they are thieves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Ngfwr41U4

Works on bongos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzmVSGFW5HY

The cars, they are all alike anymore. Here’s why.
https://medium.com/@ade3/the-zombie-mobile-b03932ac971d

And /Suckablood!/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw4gwwS-nFI

 

Yggdrasil (family size tube 10% off at Walgreens)

      “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don’t bring forth what is within you, what you don’t bring forth will destroy you.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-10-16) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

This is my 916th weekly Memo of the Air show, my 147th for KNYO Fort Bragg CA, and my first for KMEC Ukiah and Redwood Valley. Here’s the deal: from now on, the show starts at 9pm as usual on KNYO, then at midnight KMEC grabs it in progress and it’s on both stations from then till 3am, and then KMEC lets go and anything after that is only on KNYO again. Simple.

While the areas these two small stations cover is only a tiny portion of vast Mendocino County, that portion includes where seven or eight out of ten people in in the county live: Fort Bragg (KNYO-LP) and Ukiah/Redwood Valley (KMEC). This brings the numbers I can draw written work from back up to nearly what they were when there was KMFB (R.I.P.). So I’m grateful to not only Bob Young of KNYO but to Sid Cooperider and Ed Nieves of KMEC for saying, /Sure, why not?/ instead of the other thing, and inside my head I’m hopping around in a goofy little happy-dance. I’m sure that will wear off in a few days when something unforeseen flies into the soup, but for now I want you to picture Dom DeLuise in Mel Brooks’ /The Twelve Chairs/, where he’s on top of a tower of rocks with what he thinks is the chair with the treasure inside, and he waves his arms and belly around and gleefully shouts to God, and to the men below who have been unable to keep the chair for themselves, “YA YA YA! YA YA /YA/!”

In a moment he’s going to rip the chair cushion open and find out that it’s not the right chair after all. But for now:

“YA YA YA! YA YA /YA/!”

Anyway, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Same great look, same great flavor, for 500 million years.
http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2015/08/rare_nautilus_video_living_fossil_species_spotted_for_first_time_in_three.html

Sea level rise. Animated graphics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boKd_Pb2HUA

The Original God is back.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-10-16-Original-God-Returns.jpg

Pope as lily.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03455/POTD-Pope-Francis-_3455431k.jpg

Pope in the wind, in general.
http://tinyurl.com/qjg6wkz

Exactly, Bill Nye. Thank you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWW2z-yAQpQ

Ad for gum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpDiIVX0Wo

Pills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVrYfNU8chw

The song of the dancing googly-eyed tampons, to teach children about periods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4lbRCKbuCE

Hummingbird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1scj5sotD-E

Squeaky clothes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm0evQaHlE4

Yeah. Hugh Hefner. About that…
http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/sex/a35666/playboy-mansion-secrets/

The untold story of the Ermahgerd Girl.
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/10/ermahgerd-girl-true-story

Preserving dead things by feeding them to bugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np0hJGKrIWg

The circus in the old days.
http://www.vintag.es/2015/10/50-vintage-photos-showing-how-circuses.html

Jimmy Stewart’s bad dream about a bunch of Stanley Kubrick movies.
https://vimeo.com/142100873

I like the combination of overdriven electronics and slow motion jumping children.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AVqlus3Ok

Tiny shiny things. That’s life.
http://www.neatorama.com/spotlight/2015/10/14/Nikon-Small-World-Photography-Winners-2015/

The wheels.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/69732/8-amazing-ferris-wheels-around-world

Jupiter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afEX8a2jPg

Yggdrasil.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil

“Destroy them! Kill them all!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_Fi7x93PY

Fashion isn’t just only funny anymore, it’s slid entirely into stupid.
http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2015-10-06/cded9710-6c58-11e5-b9e7-b54cc4bcee7e_20151006_zaf_v01_378.jpg

/Florida man/ news stories made into delightful comic strips.
http://cheezburger.com/648709/funny-web-comics-these-10-comics-show-that-florida-man-is-one-of-the-weirdest-super-heroes-out-there

How to delete Google’s tracking info on you.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-10/14/google-history-search-tracking-data-how-to-delete

Don’t be fooled.
https://www.facebook.com/moveon/posts/10153058180340493

Okay, this looks like mostly ground-effect, but it’s so cool I’m gonna call it flying.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hoverboard-duru-1.3270569

And a copiously captioned exploded view of the Saturn 5 rocket that took members of our upstart species to another place beyond the sky. We’ll make other rockets, but we don’t have the ability to make this kind of rocket ever again. We’ve lost the technology.
http://i.imgur.com/NAok3jp.jpg

The good sense God gave a goose.

      “I cannot stress enough the importance of your security lanyard.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-10-09) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

A Columbus Day* sale of just a huge mishmosh of everything under the sun. Doug McKenty called and talked about the current episode in the ongoing KZYX comic debacle of paranoid management. The poetry of Pushkin. Michael Hughes on Woody Guthrie. Exciting news from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Oaky Joe Munsen in his own words. Todd Walton. Jim Bakker’s Dream. The Black Death. Blackie in wax…

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Going like sixty.
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2015/10/the-popular-plane-aeroplane-sheet-music-covers-1897-1911.html

Going like 130.
http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/2005/11/steam_car_sets_.html

The six horsepower Stanley steam engine. (Just the engine; the boiler and firebox arrangement was much bigger.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Motor_Carriage_Company#/media/File:Stanley_Steam_Engine,_6_horsepower.JPG

Here’s a steam-powered passenger car’s boiler.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_car#/media/File:1924Stanley740-boiler.jpg

Timelapse paper mush dragon, from newspaper to finished product.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D90r9LY10SE

Defender of Edward Snowden notices that news anchor/interviewer person is rather reading questions from a script and not listening to him at all, so he starts talking about Edward Scissorhands instead and of course the interviewer doesn’t notice and carries on. Can this be real? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjWImWhPz6M

Expertise with a drum kit made of trash.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rqqKUYlmkA

You want some more? Well, here’s some more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TViLxRIUBDM

Cool math put very simply.
http://listverse.com/2013/05/05/10-coolest-mathematics-results/

Input/Output.
https://vimeo.com/141567420

Jobs French women might be able to dress up as having in the future.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/01/women-future-trading-cards.html

Historic art women of meh.
http://the-toast.net/2014/09/09/unsatisfied-women-western-art-history/

Historiscope.
https://vimeo.com/141083846

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=4962

Latest high-rez photos of Pluto’s moon Charon (say KEHR-uhn).
http://www.gizmag.com/charon-pluto-new-horizons-images/39686/

Celebrating an exoplanet-discovery milestone with lovely exoplanetary space porn.
http://www.gizmag.com/20th-anniversary-exoplanet-discovery/39744

What sorcery is this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjeWGH8Z1c

Jim Bakker’s frightening dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwRX7p5MIfg

Colbert is right– skin port sounds a lot better than pizza drain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znr_a2V2d1c

Gadgets play Doors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt57OdG6EZQ

Apparently there’s a large subculture of kids who modify their video games to do purely interesting things, given the never perfect congruency between real life physics and game physics, and then they share these mods. Here’s just one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–MeKE_OUNU

Understanding the Saturn finger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4r2mWOO-y8

Caught like a rat in a (Havahart) trap.
http://ktla.com/2015/10/02/caught-on-video-alleged-burglar-becomes-trapped-inside-pomona-cellular-store/

“The modern lumberjack is a fearsome beast, indeed.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTaoTqOhZcg

Man, master of fire, demonstrates survival lighter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=270&v=c_orOT3Prwg

Facts about jellyfish, with photos that would make great desktop images.
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/bizarre-facts-about-jellyfish

The free Windows scanning, photo editing and resizing software I recommend.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Amazement.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2540481/Amazing-Incredibly-complex-maze-Japanese-janitor-drew-hand-secret-seven-years-discovered-granddaughter-three-decades-later.html

John Oliver on mental illness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGY6DqB1HX8

First and final frames of hundreds of movies, side by side, with quiet piano music. Part one and part two.
https://vimeo.com/122378469
https://vimeo.com/140600860

The Inquisition (from History of the World by Mel Brooks) (incl. two dozen synchronized-swimming nuns to pull the old Jews under the water and drown them then rise smiling from the dungeon pool, on a giant hydraulic menorah, with burning fireworks in their hats).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZegQYgygdw

Cop: “Mind your own fucking business, lady!” Later, same cop: [PUNCH! PUNCH! PUNCH!]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeBKYfHL2uw

The one true religion.
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/d8/ec/c0/d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg

In The Know panel discussion about reducing the violence in our dreams.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuTufXPxZY

The important thing about projection.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015-10-07-Enfant-Terrible.jpg

I remember showing this to you before, but here it is again. The music teacher to hire and keep on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYuOZnAqQCY

Security theater.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=-LDzOi1dyAA

It’s a job. This guy stands there doing this all day. His hands are made of the same materials the chickens are made of. And that thin line is a continuous bandsaw blade pulled by a six-horsepower electric motor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8mlzi98ZSA

One 1944 comic book cover, with everything, please.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/08/parody-of-sexy-halloween-costu.html

Music video with Morris dancing.
http://vevo.ly/Jkft85

Types of Spanish accents.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlK-neOypDM

Chinese checkpoint jam from drone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3kL6nMap2s

Rather, we don’t have the medicine for it /yet/.
http://catandgirl.com/?p=4962

Marilyn Monroe muerta.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EBe-ZDiz3I

Clever use of animated text in an explanation of the past exonerative tense.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-interactive-guide-to-ambiguous-grammar

As a little boy he saw a UFO (far away, overhead) and was inspired. “My art shows spiritual technology, something beautiful and beyond human imagination, that comes from another galaxy. So, in relative way, this is like the God.”
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/05/ufo-witness-and-amazing-outsid.html

“Started in China –don’t know how, but the Mongols used biological warfare, at Kaffa hurled plague corpses at the Genoese. The Italians fled back to Sicily and 1347 Black Death said hello to Europe in the form of infected fleas.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZy6XilXDZQ

Not hippie tie-dye at all, but rather pressed jellyfish.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/05/ocean-life-or-acid-trip-photo.html

Sexy costumes.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/08/parody-of-sexy-halloween-costu.html

Fads of the future.
http://piecomic.tumblr.com/post/130768008862

And a comic strip about how digestion works, complete with talking feces.
http://boingboing.net/2015/10/06/where-does-all-that-mucus-come.html

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*Happy Columbus Day.
http://tinyurl.com/nkty2zc

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