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   “If the zoo bans me for hollering at the animals I will face God and walk backwards into Hell.” -Dril or Wint

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-09-13) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Right off the bat some nice heroic people came to talk about their Fort Bragg branch of the Street Medicine Project. (They do a free clinic on Wednesdays at the old Coast Hotel. And Kay Rudin brought her ever-bigger African-American dog Wally Ballou, demonstrated /earglasses/ and, amid a blizzard of my unfortunately characteristic interruptions, told twenty-five pounds of relatively unknown history about the original Woodstock art and music festival which she was, as she says, kidnapped into working at. Alex Bosworth called to bitch about his ex and reveal the secrets of his literary involvement in what’s called Spanking Erotica, the fastest growing kind; who knew? And several /interesting/, very wise-seeming young people wandered in to, among other things, read a story about historical blow-job poetry and explain Narcan. And I still managed to read most of what I brought to read, but by going so fast that it gave me a headache that you can hear. Busy night. Would go again.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Astro Boy’s poignant origin story.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-birth-of-astro-boy.html

I think the whole world, everyone, everywhere, all the time must look like this to crippled old people.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/born-to-be-alive.html

Smash art.
https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2019/08/28/martin-klimas/

Astra No. 8 (1951).
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/astra_no_8

Pop-up wooden castles. This odd and beautiful handheld art makes me think, for some murky reason, of the film MirrorMask which, when I looked it up just now to check whether is should be two words or one (answer: one), I found out cost less than $4 million to make. That astounding, compelling story, suitable for all ages. And you get crappy movie after violent crazy crappy movie anymore edited by people with the attention span of a gnat, apparently, and they all cost four /hundred/ million dollars, and how is that even possible? That’s like a whole space program. It costs more money to make a movie about going to outer space than it costs to build rockets and actually go to outer space. Which reminds me of an idea I had long ago that they’d do better to give a million dollars each to a hundred filmmakers than give a hundred-million dollars to one guy. You’d a get a few stinkers, sure, but some of those movies would be outstanding. See, this guy’s fine art costs, say, a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, where a bunch of paint just sloshed at random on a wrecked car door can go for a million dollars? To me, that’s nuts.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/09/castles-by-uli-kirchler/

Paddy with a van full of monkeys.
https://twitter.com/davidmcw/status/1169145649725681664

Every noise. Scroll up and down. Scroll across. Click on the genres. Think how much work went into this. “The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.”
http://everynoise.com/

Home-a-drone.
https://laughingsquid.com/racing-drone-virtual-home-tour/

Drone-POV flying videos are improved by flying the drones around roller-coasters. You will agree.
https://theawesomer.com/drone-chases-roller-coaster/539216/

Yay, science! Comet.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-comet.html

Bumblebee.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/flight-of-bumblebee.html

Click on the face you think is a real person. Fun game until you keep losing.
http://www.whichfaceisreal.com/

Crime of the century.
https://theawesomer.com/crime-of-the-century/539364/

Luca Stricagnoli’s latest.
https://theawesomer.com/lose-yourself-on-guitar/539270/

Trailer for a documentary about Phil Tippett, creator of monsters.
https://theawesomer.com/mad-dreams-and-monsters-trailer/539269/

Hercules annoys Zeus once too often with his need for adventure. This is very like the episode of /Stargate/ where Teal’c got his own apartment on Earth and couldn’t fit in because he stands out like a sore thumb. Later on, a couple of years later, after Vala’s joined the team, she doesn’t call him his name, she calls him Muscles, and of course.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/hercules_in_new_york

50 years of Monty Python.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00081v8

The first turn’s a doozer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO6UxVER9-Q

A campaign ad.
https://splinternews.com/valerie-plames-first-campaign-ad-is-really-something-1837985302

Hop.
https://imgur.com/CXfsDgE

Jamal Khashoggi. A behind-the-scenes how-to. The murder was ordered by none other than Mohammad bin Salman, Prince of Saudi Arabia.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/10/mini-documentary-about-how-jam.html

Magical vandalism.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Unexpected/comments/d1q8v8/vandalism_at_its_finest/

Not a satire/parody. Really.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD6wZNkffog

Also not.
https://deadspin.com/teen-disqualified-from-swim-meet-victory-after-referee-1838013942

The children of others.
https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/behold-the-children-of-others-1836600225

The magnificent Dumbo octopockle.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/octopus-turns-into-balloon-to.html

“I’ve got one word for you, Benjamin: Plastics.”
https://graphics.reuters.com/ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/0100B275155/index.html

Another cool Russian glass beach.
https://themindcircle.com/vodka-and-beer-bottles/

This is a real place in the real world.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/43evty/old_meets_new_in_china/

Who does Sean Hannity masturbate to? I dunno, ask him; he’s not ashamed to say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ktWEisigg

This is a a bit exaggerated but, the thing is, this is how people really are. They just don’t have the balls to stalk the person, nor the follow-through to develop the wasp idea. As Greg Brown said, I guess nobody’s lonely anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8SR_2P_7ws

Irene Diaz – I love you madly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuicG_PoF8s

I guess you’re right.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/11/trump-and-the-tiresome-alabama.html

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_raw_disturbing_political_artwork_of_jan_poetter

Art.
https://mymodernmet.com/ocean-waves-me-mori-art-museum/

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/burning-man-2019-art-tour/

Car art.
https://newatlas.com/automotive/four-unique-german-automotive-artworks-from-the-taj-ma-garaj-collection/

To be fair, this is what most people think of as regular makeup looks like to me anyway.
https://laughingsquid.com/jack-in-the-box-bodypainting-illusion/

Or like this.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=drag+makeup&t=h_&ia=images&iax=images

Or this.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=too+much+makeup&t=h_&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

“Fusilli, you ol’ sumvabitch! How’s it goin’?”
https://imgur.com/H9CpCi4

Inside the BMW motorcycle factory. I love those Germans. So meticulous.
https://theawesomer.com/inside-the-bmw-motorbike-factory/539576/

Further faux shows. These people use stock footage to invent plausible teevee shows. It’s an ad for their stock footage company, but a pretty neat project all by itself. It’s like /Wheel of Fish/ in /UHF/.
https://theawesomer.com/faux-shows-2/539575/

The road to Elmo, proto-crypto Li’l Abner.
http://www.tcj.com/the-enigma-of-cecil-jensen-part-one-the-road-to-elmo/

“Land me, brother! Land me now! Oh, Mummy! Oh, Father! Oh, grandchildren! No no no no no-no-no-no! Oh, I am a motherfucker to to have signed up for this! Brother, take 200 rupees more, but let me land! 500 rupees! Oh, no, I am dying! Land me now, brother!” Yes, in retrospect, colossally unwise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLNibWKSlE

And, speaking of which, never shoot at the lake, Sheik.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/d0pdbh/tracer_bullets_bouncing_off_water/

 

 

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Welcome to retail.

   “It was true prison working under that suicidal Steffie and Ed.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-09-06) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A real-time meditation on Wikipedia edits.
http://listen.hatnote.com/

Fentanyl for size.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/lethal-dose-of-fetanyl.html

Rerun: Rabbit.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rabbit

Kung fu from space.
http://www.fogonazos.es/2019/08/entrenamiento-de-kung-fu-desde-el-cielo.html

Fire drops.
https://www.doobybrain.com/blog/2019/8/31/cal-fireusfs-aerial-firefighting-drop-safety-video

Gas.
https://www.shorpy.com/old-filling-stations

Melanie Faye and Heavy Mellow.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=X4JVZktbwV4

Plumbing piracy.
https://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/67233/1567201879/FAPT.jpg

An interactive Enigma Machine graphic showing how the thing really
works. It’s way simpler and less magical than the one Zane cracked in
/Eureka/. Send secret messages to your friends, like /Drink your Ovaltine./
https://observablehq.com/@tmcw/enigma-machine

He’s just a wildly unlikable guy. You’re fine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4gIRunnhM

Further interesting aeroplanes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qlh_a307DY

Latest Burning Man photo collection. The whole stack, not just the voted top 20 or so.
https://www.boredpanda.com/burning-man-2019-photos/?all_submissions=true

A bit supervillainy, agreed.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/303

Dark patterns.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/03/a-glossary-of-dirty-tricks-web.html

A bipolar 16-year-old’s art.
https://www.boredpanda.com/drawings-mental-health-bipolar-disorder-sofia-roman/

Straight Pride Parade marchers /gingerly/ present the flag of their movement. Maybe because it’s all sticky. If I were the cameraman, to make them smile I’d say, “That reminds me: What’s brown and sticky?” They’d say, “I don’t know, what’s brown and sticky?” And I’d say, “A stick!” Then I’d imagine hitting them with a stick, but I wouldn’t really do it.
https://arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bostonglobe.s3.amazonaws.com/public/ZRBLGLWJDEI6TH24V4Q7SIL224.jpg

Dansons la capucine.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/dansons-la-capucine.html

Bird photograph of the year awards.
https://mymodernmet.com/bird-photographer-of-the-year-2019/

Jew’s harps. Also called mouth harps, gewgaws, guimbards, jew’s trumps, trumps, Ozark harps, Galician harps, even /murchungas/. So here are all of them at once.
https://theawesomer.com/jews-harp-orchestra/538645/

“Also the Japanese word for baseball is basaburu.” It’s not. That’s racist.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=090319

“I’m not racist! My father’s black, my little nephew’s Italian, Mexican and Aloha. Don’t tell me I’m racist, motherfucker! Who are you? Yes, I need a cop here right away. The address is the Glendora Walmart. Get someone here right away before he’s gone. Now he’s taking my picture. Hi! I’m gonna block this motherfucker’s truck so he can’t get away. He looks illegal and needs to go back to Mexico! Hurry! There’s a guy behind him who might snap my neck.” Etc.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/06/video-a-furious-woman-at-walm.html

Like this.
https://me.me/i/what-trump-supporters-think-they-look-like-what-they-really-bbdafc07efdb468f9cf3c700527c8bdb

Last week the theme of the show was /The coat and the pants do all of the work/ from the song by the Hoosier Hotshots, but Kay Rudin sent me these examples of the literal coat and pants literally doing all of the work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBAUw7nY9w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7u623DEJD4

Real live mermaids.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/03/watch-this-short-documentary-a.html

Rerun: “I think I’m pretnet with my 14th child? The test was ghetto what is your opione?”
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/03/This-Yahoo-Answers-Video-Is-Still-Funny/

Sweet French people. But I’m worried: where are the rest of the kittens? They might be right there in the shrubs and no-one would know until these people go away, and then /they’ll/ go into the road.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/09/03/kitten-saved-from-middle-of-the-road/

The Mandelbrot set. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gzV0od6DU

Adventures of FedEx Guy.
https://www.boredpanda.com/adventures-of-fedex-guy-dragon-con/

Loop.
https://looopism.tumblr.com/post/130558497796/winter-sunset

Art.
https://mymodernmet.com/tamara-de-lempicka/

Just a great design for a car. This one is $30 million, but any kit-car company could put this shape on a modern chassis (or on an old VW) and they would sell like bagels at Bagel King.
https://www.google.com/search?q=porsche+type+64&tbm=isch

Here, look at this one, and imagine that the front is the /back/, and it goes the other way. Even better, right?
https://medium.com/@ulysses_x/millionaire-auction-for-hitlers-porsche-type-64-4c5f5e246ce6

Melanie Faye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH9aEI8mSJE

Rainbow chemfalls.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/05/rainbow-falls.html

It isn’t a common phrase anymore, so you might not be familiar with it. But when you hear someone say, “Oh, for fuck sake,” they might be reading an article like this.
https://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/a28544323/womanspreading-fashion-trend-fall-2019/

Whereas this makes me think of the first five minutes of the pilot episode of /Firefly/. Similar terrain and fireworks.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/06/incredible-long-exposure-photos-reveal.html

Similar effect recreated with lasers.
https://twitter.com/ChunLei21771889/status/1167878272526376961

And with alcohol-soaked rag-balls.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/bolas-de-fuego-fireball-festival.html

Soviet soldiers dancing. Turn the clips’ sound on, each individually anymore, which seems to be the way now, and actually works out better.
https://twitter.com/communistbops

“Everyone you see these days are talking on cell phones, driving off the road and bumping into doors.” -Greg Brown. “And that is how you can be walking and falling at the same time.” -Laurie Anderson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cznepJAbyg

Your amulet.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-09-03-cgcursed.gif

Sweet teaching skills.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/homework.html

/Discovery/ was last year’s flavor of Star Trek. It was about an interdimensional network of fungi, navigated by tardigrades the size of a refrigerator. I liked it for a little while, but then sort of wandered away before it even finished. My favorite character was Tilly (red hair, Asperger’s). Now there’s a new flavor of Star Trek, about old Picard, and I’m really looking forward to it.
http://www.manfeels-park.com/comic/to-boldly-go/

See? Like this:
http://www.manfeels-park.com/comic/a-simple-truth/

And I /really/ like this webcomic strip. Left and right carat-arrows page you forward and back through the vast archive.
http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=7

Swerve. This is actually the way the big world works. This cartoonist has seen into the heart and guts and cogwheels of history.
http://www.threewordphrase.com/swerve.htm

Woodblocks in Wonderland.
https://publicdomainreview.org/2019/09/03/woodblocks-in-wonderland-the-japanese-fairy-tale-series/

Shit Southern women say in a hurricane.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/09/sht-southern-women-say-in-hurricane.html

Sharp.
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/829325920469127172

Click on several quickly, at random, for maximum affirmation. (I know a woman who in the early/middle 1980s made Dymo-label self affirmations and stuck them all over the inside of her car, around the windshield, on the dashboard, everywhere, and now I wish I’d taken pictures.
http://trebek-affirmations.com/

“Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”
https://mentalfloss.com/article/598619/animations-reveal-tricks-moving-optical-illusions-play-on-brain

“Less inner stillness, more mental illness.” “Do the poor ickle people feel a lickle bit saddy waddy?”
https://youtu.be/BBExGo9jwu4

A rude map. You can zoom in.
https://really-rude.glitch.me/#

What any lion would do: remember the name of that guy who did the whozziwhat.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/04/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-gib.html

Leopard vs. porcupine. It’s kind of a chess game. And also like old-fashioned dating.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/09/leopard-vs-porcupine.html

What.
https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2019-07/62649c90-ad5f-11e9-9d7f-207adfad7070

Gone.
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/john-margolies-photographs-of-roadside-america/

This toy train set gets more fantastic every year. What would be even more impressive to me: if it /never existed at all but was just a CGI parody of such an impossible project./ It’s still pretty cool.
https://theawesomer.com/miniatur-wonderland-stats/537931/

Balls within balls. Way up in the middle of the room.
https://theawesomer.com/rolling-ball-sculptures/462508/

Just the photo. “I gotta tellya, I don’t get no respect, no respect at all. I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender. My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said I already did. She said go keep an eye on it.”
https://www.alternet.org/2019/09/america-owes-al-gore-an-apology/

Street scenes in Manila.
https://davidbaconrealitycheck.blogspot.com/2019/09/street-scenes-in-manila.html

Hongkonger than thou.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/05/the-art-of-protest.html

Nonetheless, a beautiful world.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/03/a-beautiful-world-earth-as-se.html

Harry Nilsson – The Most Beautiful World in the World. “So when you grow older/ and over your shoulder/ you look back to see if it’s real,/ tell her she’s beautiful,/ roll the world over,/ and give her a kiss *ping!* and a feel.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9wrglpOnU

The coat and the pants do all of the work.

   “When Bert [Lahr] appeared on set [in Cowardly Lion costume made out of a real slaughtered lion], it set Judy [Garland] off giggling and she couldn’t stop, probably because of the amphetamine pills the studio issued everyone, maybe only because she was a little girl and Bert was funny, and Victor [Fleming, director], also see amphetamine, ya know, savagely slaps her face and he bellows at her to cut it out. And that’s the magic of Hollywood.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-08-30) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

And the vest gets all the gravy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVg4iE4Uemk

Posture.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-margaret-morris-movement.html

Fishing with fire. Shockingly beautiful though it’s greedy cheating. This works on people, too. Substitute your own analogy for the fire and for the cadre of hornswogglers and the thousands and thousands of doomed suckers.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/08/fishing-with-sulphuric-fire.html

Art of the after time.
https://render.ru/ru/contest/15010/gallery

Rerun: A little perspective. (30 min.) The text is a bit small. Fullscreen this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA

Tilt-shift Manila.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5nOH0jLGdg

Lazy Susan.
https://laughingsquid.com/lazy-susan/

Quiet Village.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/quiet_village

Big.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/23/paul-bunyan-and-other-fibergla.html

Imagine the action movie that would go into detail about the day that produced this photo. A film called /Nothing Much./
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/first-day-of-school.html

Like to wrench on bombs? The U.S. Navy has a job for you.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/US_Navy_040429-N-1082Z-116_Aviation_Ordnanceman_Airman_Lauren_Carr,_from_Atlanta,_Ga.,_puts_a_switch_on_a_2,000_lbs_MK-84_general-purpose_bomb.jpg

This woman and her little helper and his hairspray cans win karaoke forever. There will be no karaoke henceforth, for what would be the point?
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/live-special-effects-done-right.html

One second of every Looney Toons short. (17 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/looney-tunes-one-second-clips/537659/

They didn’t die.
https://www.instagram.com/theydidntdie/

Glow.
http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/07/21/a-visual-compendium-of-glowing-creatures.html

Inside the Terror. Don’t miss the video.
https://gizmodo.com/stunning-video-reveals-conditions-inside-wreck-of-doome-1837714071

Art.
http://hifructose.com/2019/08/14/jon-langford-offers-new-woodcuts-in-make-americana-great-again/

“Featuring Duncan Renaldo as Jose.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_tiger_woman

Total electric living.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/23/westinghouses-1959-house-of.html

Oy.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-sprinkler-rainbow-conspiracy.html

Okay, this looks great. Wow. Breathe.
https://theawesomer.com/motherless-brooklyn-trailer/536969/

Textor TS700-UB. How we get bacon.
https://theawesomer.com/high-speed-meat-slicer/456333/

Here, girl. That’s a good girl. Come on, chop-chop.
https://www.theroot.com/yes-the-president-patted-his-leg-for-melania-to-walk-t-1837715694

Our stupid system, part 32.
https://kottke.org/19/08/distorted-us-map-of-where-candidates-campaigned-in-2016

Topographische und geologische Karten des Mondes.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/08/27/topographische-und-geologische-karten-des-mondes/

The Lost Sheep. An orchestral composition by Adrian Munsey.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-lost-sheep.html

Things that go up.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/81392187/Up-Up

About forward-swept wings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6vGxyMcVU

This reminds me of an old saying: “Every tall building has a continuous waterfall of human shit inside.”
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/koyanisquatsi-in-real-life.html

Fluid simulator. Reset the parameters. Mess with it with your pointing tool. Pretty.
https://paveldogreat.github.io/WebGL-Fluid-Simulation/

Iceland.
https://theawesomer.com/islandia/537192/

Safe and sane fireworks. Use only under adult supervision. Light fuse, get away. Or whatever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi7z23HVQjU

Rerun: The Apache Dance from /Charlie Chan in Paris/ (1935).
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/live-special-effects-done-right.html

Breathe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmghy5CW7Y

Awww.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/serenading-chihuahua.html

One of them looks just like Diane Keaton.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/28/restored-footage-with-sound.html

Tip for teachers.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/28/tip-for-teachers-2/

Before Christina Hendricks became a famous actress ( /Firefly/,  /Madmen/), she made a living as a /hand model/. Remember the poster for the film /American Beauty/? It’s a hand pressing a rose against a woman’s belly. No-one remembers whose belly that was –some belly model; Hollywood is very specialized anymore– but that’s /Christina Hendricks’ hand/.
https://news.avclub.com/holy-shit-thats-christina-hendricks-hand-on-the-americ-1837495784

Gene Wilder pauses.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/29/comedic-genius-of-gene-wilder/

And that’s how you ride a bull.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/08/thats-how-you-ride-bull.html

Space-X Starhopper short test.
https://theawesomer.com/spacex-starhopper-test-flight/537528/

Freaky!
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/28/freaky-2/

Doctor Zuess.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/28/dr-zuess/

Zoom.
https://theawesomer.com/the-super-zoom/537658/

Black Samson.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/black_samson

Bob Dylan at 20. Before the peeved gravitas.
https://theawesomer.com/bob-dylan-at-20/373897/

A song made of the dickheaded youtube comments this talented songwriter gets.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/29/a-song-written-using-haters.html

I like it how they don’t want to step on it. What do you suppose they think it is?
https://twitter.com/StormHuntley/status/1166260145783021569

Watch a burly policeman festooned with weapons run away from a naked white man he suspect of murder, until the man gets tired of chasing the policeman around in the grass and goes off to strangle some old guy getting into a truck. Oh, so /that’s/ your clever plan.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/28/video-shows-naked-murder-suspe.html

Jessi Combs is dead. “Jessi Combs died on Tuesday, August 27th, while attempting to break her own land speed record on a dry lake bed in Oregon. Known as the fastest woman on four wheels, Combs was trying to hit 619 mph in a jet-engine-powered car of her own design when she fatally crashed. She was a race car driver, an intuitive automotive engineer, a crackerjack mechanic, and a teacher. Pretty and smart and happy and brave and accomplished, and thirty-six or thirty-nine years old, depending on who you ask.” It’s too bad. She wasn’t reckless. Things go wrong. I can’t watch this without crying; you try it.
https://tinyurl.com/JessiCombsLife

A charming debacle. Would go again.

   “Oh! Sorry! I didn’t see you sitting there! Sorry! Sorry… Jeez, ya know, if the Invisible Girl is gonna go to the bathroom, she should lock the door.” –John Belushi as The Hulk

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-08-23) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

A visit from spiritual harmonicist Herb Garfield (Herb with an H). Also Kay and her chewy dog Wally Ballou. A regular health situation update from Alex Bosworth. And David Koch is dead, which is nice, but there is another, so, tch.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Frustrating.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/21/terrorism-detective-what-is-t.html

“Without pain or pleasure there’s no preference and rights are meaningless.”
https://theawesomer.com/robots-deserve-rights/413521/

The way it is now.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=082219

Beatus of Facundus.
https://flashbak.com/beatus-of-facundus-a-vivid-illustrated-guide-to-the-apocalypse-1047-418399/

Recordings of Aldous Huxley tripping in an academic fashion.
http://www.openculture.com/2019/08/aldous-huxley-trips-on-acid-talks-about-cats-the-secret-of-life-1962.html

Pet sounds.
https://laughingsquid.com/beagle-demonstrates-his-beagle-demonstrates/

The creation of nostalgia.
https://static.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/tihi-25-552×675.jpg

What if we had meerkats instead of rats.
https://twentytwowords.com/japanese-photographer-captures-a-shy-at-first-baby-meerkat-and-its-family-in-pics/

Speaking of cute.
https://jalopnik.com/my-favorite-estonian-ev-maker-is-up-to-some-fun-stuff-1837449501

Wine glasses.
https://laughingsquid.com/david-gilmour-hires-street-musician-to-play-wine-glasses/

Two.
https://laughingsquid.com/musician-performs-two-songs-on-one-guitar/

Seventy.
https://laughingsquid.com/classical-music-mashup-3/

Of course they’d all be headed for the pool.
https://news.avclub.com/please-enjoy-this-soothing-footage-of-a-migrating-herd-1837448990

You know that 1938 Talbot-Lago T130C, the most beautiful car in the world? Somebody liked it enough to steal it.
https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/cars/a28519630/joe-ford-talbot-lago-7-million-dollar-car/

Bike trick guys.
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019/08/these-guys-put-on-really-good-show-and.html

America.
https://www.eastmanimages.com/america

Tally/whacker.
https://gayhomophobe.com/

How to get a stuck ring off in ten seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJhynjCjgTk

Big.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-giant-matchbox/536089/

Best full-size audioanimatronic T-rex ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFmvJqzHW6U

A.I. analyzes Star Wars: A New Hope.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZABUpnOyz8&t=3m26s

Fly-by.
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA22906.mp4

“How now?” Sounds like Bullwinkle. Cow-winkle, then. (My grandmother used to say, “How now, brown cow,” and I’d say, “What does that mean?” Then she’d say, “/How now brown cow/” again, and I’d go to my mother and say, “Gramma says, ‘How now brown cow.’ What does that mean?” And my mother said, “She means, don’t squeak, honey.”)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/crazy_cow_cereal

Er-eh, er /eh/. Er /eh/, er-eh.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/tweet-of-day_18.html

Jetpack fail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRBIrquLfKg

Rocks of Ryugu.
https://gizmodo.com/unprecedented-close-up-view-of-asteroid-shows-rocks-tha-1837475851

That is the question.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-20-cggifts3.gif

One from each.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/hunting-trophies.html

What part of no don’t you understand?
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/05/no.html

What is a book? Arguably, anything, apparently.
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/ben-denzer-catalog-press-publication-190819

Ahem.
https://i.redd.it/tk9jr8auzh931.jpg

Art.
http://www.marionpeck.com/index.html

Yes. True.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/22/meanwhile-at-the-circus/

It interests me how it has to refresh black before applying the new complex layer.
https://twitter.com/NatureAttracts/status/1153112473257402368

And the 180 h.p. Chrysler air-raid siren that you could hear from 40 miles away. That’s what we need, for fire season. Just two or three for all of Mendocino County, and pay high-school kids to polish them up and check the oil and battery every once in awhile and stand ready. It would be a branch of service with a cool uniform, with fedora hats, and inflated electrical insulator shapes for epaulets and around the elbows and knees. Combat Doc Martins, of course. And refurbed Google Glass headsets to communicate. And the whole program would cost peanuts. /Peanuts./
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/08/the-chrysler-air-raid-siren-was-so.html

Pre-stressed mice.

   “Literal machine translation often misses the mark by a mile, but true translation can seem to spin off past the moon. Take ‘He was never more sinister than when he was at his most polite, which is probably the truest test of breeding.’ (J.M. Barrie’s description of his Captain Hook.) Here it is in Scottish Gaelic: ‘Bheir e air falbh thu gu saoghal dìomhair. Tall agus tana, tha a ghàirdeanan sìnte a-mach a’ toirt comhfhurtachd agus uabhas dhuinn.’ Which gives, ‘It takes you away to a mysterious world. Tall and thin, his outstretched arms comfort and shock us.’ And there is the entire story compressed to madness, backwards and in high heels, or rather: Agus tha an sgeulachd gu lèir air a dhlùthadh gu cuthach, air ais agus ann an sàilean àrda. (‘And some rin up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stanes to pieces wi’ hammers, like sae mony road-makers. They say it is to find out how the warld was made!’) Eat your tea and get to work.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-08-16) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

KNYO always comes through like a champ because it’s the first place the MOTA signal goes. On show nights, half an hour or so into the show I’ve got used to putting on a song and using the time to go to KMEC’s computer via remote to check whether the proper switch was set so I won’t be kicked off the air /there/ by automation reverting at the top of the hour (10pm), and I put it right if it’s not right and leave it alone if it is. (Then at the end of the show, just before 5am, I let go of KNYO and set KMEC back to normal.) But this time, at 9:30, the switch I’m used to seeing in KMEC’s operating computer was not on top, and the song was half over and I didn’t have time to go digging. Were things working anyway? I listened to KMEC on my phone: someone’s singing soulfully in Spanish about his inflamed corazon. Tch. Alicia, formerly of KMEC, works at KZYX now, but I texted her. She phoned KMEC. Turns out, a deejay there who shall remain nameless had wandered in, decided to just cut off my show that I spent all week getting ready for and instead play her own records, because, heck, why not, ya know? Sorry, bye, and fixed. And… I think that’s fine. She’s not likely to do it again, but eventually something else goofy will happen or something will break or a person will get a wild hair or a cosmic ray or an EMP will flip some bits, and we will all deal with it. Really this is more like the world I’d like it to be than rigid compliance with expectations in all things. Fascist clockwork may make the trains run on time, but slack is the meat and potatoes of life, and so what if nothing is perfect? Think what a nightmare a perfect world would be. We wouldn’t even be conscious of the horror of it. It’d be like Camazotz. (Not the cross-eyed Mayan bat god but the planet in /A Wrinkle In Time/.)

Anyway, the recording of MOTA, see above, is always made on my end, wherever I’m doing the show from, so it’s complete.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Blink and they’re gone.
https://vimeo.com/305929872

And that’s tapdancing! I just don’t have the knees and ankles for it anymore.
https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2019/08/appalachian-flatfooting.html

Wilson, Keppel and Betty, who also don’t have the knees and ankles for it anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fqjsijaMM

Further Wilson, Keppel and Betty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srLc6dTsewM

Slow motion moves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5P58qABjA

Wrestling.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/08/wrestlers-todd-antony/

Clearly if you’re afraid of mountain lions and other big cats, you should always have a roll of toilet paper with you, on a stick, to offer up and occupy the beautiful monster while you flee slowly backward blindly into a crevasse, and/or to trade to get your little dog back before it’s too punctured to be of any use.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/wild-cats-vs-toilet-paper.html

Stairway to Heaven on all different-size balalaikas.
https://theawesomer.com/stairway-to-heaven-russian-edition/535729/

B.R. on bass. Zander Zon, his real name.
https://theawesomer.com/bohemian-rhapsody-on-bass/535768/

You know how I’ve said about helicopters, /That’s just brute-force clawing at the air. Call that flying? ‘Cause I don’t./ Well, this is a little helicopter-thing, and I call this flying. This is just like flying in a dream.
https://theawesomer.com/viking-valley-fall/535888/

Fly! Be free!
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/08/photos-week-1/w27_1165719049/main_1500.jpg

Wait for it. Wait for it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VLQZ9HsX7o

Nano-impressions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFXTxQPV79w

Little calculators.
https://vid.pr0gramm.com/2019/08/02/2ee1d13c913cdd70.mp4

About the ants. Can’t we all just get along? No.
https://theawesomer.com/the-world-war-of-the-ants/535357/

A music video train ride.
https://theawesomer.com/anna-meredith-paramour/535324/

Fancy dance.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/pina_bausch

Scottish Theresa May’s final speech to Parliament.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYpR52etUoQ

Is the hypocrisy breathtaking? You bet.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/14/help-wanted-sneak-into-americ.html

English translation captions for a seal. There’s a caption contest on the last page of every New Yorker magazine, and I don’t know why but I always imagine the caption to be something like what this seal is saying. It’s just primally funny, for the same reason: the little office workers, or rich people at a cocktail party, or space creatures, or someone trapped on a desert island, always saying, “Blefgh! … GAAGH… mmmph!… NNNUHngg,” and so on, and understanding each other like an amorphous cloud of birds, the sky black with birds, all turning this way and that at the same time, ink swirling in a glass of water.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/talking-seal.html

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/08/photos-week-1/w31_1166768560/main_1500.jpg

A path. (In hemaworsten.blogspot.com)
https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a3RvBzQ_460sv.mp4

Instinct. “Of which we lost most.”
https://hemaworsten.blogspot.com/2019/07/instinct-of-which-we-lost-most.html

Similar lack of sense, also involving glass.
https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a85dpd3_460sv.mp4

Well, /a/ glass.
https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/amBjGAv_460sv.mp4

Just to warn you: when it finally comes out, what he’s poking at, you will rock back in your chair and swallow your tongue.
https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1158781082545872903

“Notice where her eyes are. She’s not showing off, she just /doesn’t need to look anymore./
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/cup-stacking-as-competitive-sport.html

Marten Berger’s brilliant project.
https://theawesomer.com/sounds-like-van-spirit/535634/

Visual aids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HEVIJ80BRs

How to make a wonderful skylight-looking, skylight-/feeling/ skylight out of a broke teevee you found in the dumpster because someone threw it away because it was a broken teevee. Oh, and also you might need a cheap LED strip. Also it suddenly occurs to me this would make a great thin light table for calligraphy, tracing, photographic contact sheets, old-fashioned art layout, etc.
https://theawesomer.com/faking-daylight-with-a-broken-tv/535838/

The latest from Luca Stricagnoli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C507aSl0rz4

Five basses, no waiting.
https://laughingsquid.com/double-bass-quintet-cover-of-pink-panther-theme/

Watch preying mantises capture lizards and eat their faces alive. Compare to that video I showed you a couple of years ago where a family of happy Asian humans sit around a table eating an octopus alive and laughing happily as it struggles. In that case the only one horrified is the toddler, who soon comes around when she discovers how yummy.
https://twitter.com/Miye_tani/status/1160998599473414144

Well, that was fun. Wanta go again? Let’s go again.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/mad_mouse_wild_mouse_roller_coaster

Further ant-mills of little trains.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/13/watch-this-mesmerizing-spiral.html

We must give monkeymind job.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-meditate/535056/

Rerun: Looking at my robot.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/09/gideon-irvings-special-effec.html

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/08/youll-shoot-your-eye-out.html

The poor little creature is all like /Help me!/ and the tattooed beardo (or beardy tattoon) is all like /muscle pose/.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/08/photos-week-1/w06_1159260626/main_1500.jpg

P for presentation. P-plus. “Oh, so good.”
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/08/16/proper-possum-pumpkin-butter/

You’ve seen those demos of camera-stabilizing gimbals that use a chicken held in the hand and twisted this way and that, to show how its head stays level with what it’s concerned with. Here’s what the sky looks like if you’re the chicken and you’re concerned with the sky. Look away eventually, because if you go more than twelve hours like this in real time your head will pop off like a ketchup cork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJ9FnQXmJI

A cello player’s brainwaves artistically visualized on a giant screen. Pretty cool.
https://theawesomer.com/say_superstrings/536091/

Three slow-motion explosions.
https://theawesomer.com/ultra-slow-mo-explosions/535983/

What if it’s all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f2f5fd0cac9ed0f0edc61e0e5347f4c2

A very interactive map of death in America.
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/mortality-rates-united-states/

Suddenly bicyclist.
https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/10526939

Art.
https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/delightful-oil-paintings-and-comic-book-art-that-celebrate-weirdos-misfits-oddballs-and-nonconformists-everywhere/

Animated sketch of Jupiter’s cloud rivers. Keep in mind that it would take several Earths to cover and hide just the Great Red Spot (which is a long-lasting whorl in the clouds).
http://tabletopwhale.com/2019/08/02/an-animated-sketch-of-jupiter.html

Sexual harassment found footage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vAbCzkUXJQ

One small thing. This reminds me of Alex Bosworth’s story about how “…we really like your screenplay. We just have a couple of suggestions…”
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/one-small-thing-famous-artists-consider-changes-to-their-masterpieces

Speaking of which:
https://vole.wtf/work-reply-soundboard/

Your Japanese is great. Where are you from? Do you like natto? You look just like Keanu Reeves.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/advanced-japanese-lesson-15-conversation.html

I can’t understand anything at all about this. It’s some kind of gambling game, I get that, but what are the rules?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-09/meet-the-spy-11-kids-with-250-billion-riding-on-their-lives

Whereas this makes perfect sense. “Weirdly creepy animatronic burlesque queens grinding their metal hips for the entertainment of fair patrons.”
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/sex-robot-burlesque-worlds-fair-18927146

Somebody’s precious little lizard.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/15/dragon-lady-spends-61000-body-modification-become-genderless-reptile-10574390/

How to survive a plunge down a waterfall.
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-survive-a-plunge-down-a-waterfall/

And five things to know about Lyme disease, which apparently can fuck up your whole day, so don’t catch it.
https://www.theonion.com/5-things-to-know-about-lyme-disease-1836999093

Back in Nagasaki. Fellas. Tobaccy. Women. Wickee wackee woo.

    “And I wish I would remember what my brother said, but I can’t, but I think we just said, It worked. I think that’s what we said, both of us. It worked.” –Oppenheimer

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-08-09) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Max the Piano Player came and inaugurated the Jack Leung piano on the air. First half an hour of the show, no waiting. Andrew Scully, etc. Alex called and the phone thing wasn’t working right, and mixing board settings didn’t help, and I didn’t want to start messing with the screw adjusts inside the phone thing, so there’s about forty minutes of nearly unlistenable crackly distorted conversation, dang it. I’ll let Jerry know and we’ll get it right for the next person who wants to use it.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Ride. Dubi dubi dum.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/08/beautiful-chaos/

Rerun: Osteria ai Pioppi.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/06/a-glimpse-inside-a-handmade-theme-park-40-years-in-the-making/

The centrifuge brain project.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/the-centrifuge-brain-project-a-documentary-about-impossible-amusement-rides/

“For example. This is from a movie where a man gets reincarnated as a fly after a gangster kills him, and then he, as a fly, takes down the entire mob.”
https://twitter.com/JoeCarnegie/status/1159115970566189057

Take Back America, with Darlene McBride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqZaQKskP-A

The stained club.
https://theawesomer.com/the-stained-club/534827/

Style.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBP87ARX4AESRip?format=jpg&name=large

As Katherine put it, “That photo never gave Mother or any of us kids any relief.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/whose-migrant-mother-was-this.html

What.
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68784531_10162017448560487_7501308490116235264_n.jpg

Joe Rogen interviews Bernie Sanders. (68 min.)
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/08/if-you-only-listen-to-one-video-about.html

Jungle train.
https://supersonicart.com/post/186848086602/matthew-grabelskys-jungle-train-at-thinkspace

Harlot’s web.
https://pbfcomics.com/comics/harlots-web/

CGI papercraft gifs.
https://robotmafia.com/incredible-animated-illustrations-by-eiko-ojala/

BenJammin – Spring. Who hasn’t had this dream?
https://vimeo.com/6159658

An epic movie fight scene. Very Indian.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/fight-scene-from-baahubali-2.html

You are Jeff Bezos. Play?
http://philome.la/KrisLigman/you-are-jeff-bezos

Rerun: Looking at my robot.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/09/gideon-irvings-special-effec.html

Aalon – Electronic girls. (put with Rubenesque)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oc4tkYC6QI

Beautiful time-lapse storms. They save the twisters for the end. Interesting music, too.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/05/vorticity-a-time-lapse-storm/

From the point of view of a stick in a zooming little dog’s mouth.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/05/zoomies-zoomies-zoomies.html

This is how people move, to flies. It’s why it’s so hard to catch a fly in your hand. Flies’ brains are way simpler than human brains, but their clock speed is faster.
https://laughingsquid.com/new-yorkers-appear-to-be-frozen-in-place/

Feed me.
https://imgur.com/a/2c34njM

Toilets of the damned. Just one damned toilet after another.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/05/toilets-with-threatening-auras.html

“The mystery of my grandmother becomes deeper and deeper.”
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/hanging_from_ceiling

Harmonica MIDI controller.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/05/blow-man-blow.html

Handmade squeezebulb puff-bottle organ.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Man-Performs-Mozart-on-His-Homemade-Organ/

Harpejji.
https://theawesomer.com/change-the-world-on-harpejji/534570/

The fabulous world of Jules Verne. (Whole film. 78 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpV9jZGkZI&t=1m48s

(404) 967-3808.
https://dancesinganddrinkwine.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/il_fullxfull-299717528.jpg

1900 Big Boot dance.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/big_boot_dance

M. Piedlourde. (Mister Heavyfoot.)
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=m.+piedlourde&t=hi&ia=videos

Eshan Denipitiya – Rhapsody of Queen.
https://theawesomer.com/rhapsody-of-queen/502605/

No way to prevent this, says only nation where this regularly happens. Lather, rinse, repeat.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/it-happened.html

Those assholes. They killed Kenny.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarleton/12287014

It’s right over here, honey. C’mon, lemme show you.
https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/65d036a/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2400×1500+0+50/resize/2000×1250!/quality/90/

Lake Natron petrified animals. (Click on picture for next picture.)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/12138385/Nick-Brandts-Petrified-animals-of-Lake-Natron.html

110%.
http://wondermark.com/c1067/

They all look like a photo I saw once of an Afghan hound shaking off in front of a powerful fan.
https://laughingsquid.com/gravity-sand-creatures-2/

What do you get for the person who has everything?
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-06-cggifts1.gif

With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand.
https://theawesomer.com/japans-best-marching-band/534935/

No fair!
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=080619

Buzz Aldrin tells the story of the first moon landing. He was right there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HvG6ZlpLrI

A brief compendium of medical quackery.
https://www.messynessychic.com/2019/08/02/a-brief-compendium-of-medical-quackery/

Breathe. Remember to breathe. Or your head might explode.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/06/texas-police-lead-handcuffed-b.html

Rubenesque.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/big_angel

Curses! Foiled again.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/08/round-and-round.html

When you find yourself in a deep steep hole, stop digging and start running.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/tweet-of-day_8.html

Carnival Row trailer.
https://news.avclub.com/fairy-cara-delevingne-and-angsty-orlando-bloom-hunt-a-m-1837013264

The nose is a whole face just by itself.
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/10/08/science/11DOGS1/11DOGS1-superJumbo.jpg

They’re right. It looks like the little fire demon in /Howl’s Moving Castle/, or as RedHandFilms put it: “Calcifer’s water cousin, Aquifer.”
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/cmz5j5/how_ghibli_characters_are_made/

Killing fish with high voltage.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/08/06/electrofishing-for-invasive-asian-carp/

Bitchy resting face.
https://imgur.com/cUacDOB

Day of the juggaloes. But what if a juggalo was a gerontological gigolo junkie? And what if he jogged along with George, the gigantic jonquil.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-20th-gathering-of-the-juggalos-a-weekend-of-drunk-clowns-public-nudity-and-total-mayhem/1

Ice cream robot oops.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/cmqemz/watch_it_watch_it_keep_watching_there_is_a_pay_off/

The island of wet mascara.
https://laughingsquid.com/what-country-names-taste-like/

And Fur Elise arranged for piano and rubber chicken.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/08/rubber-chicken-fur-elise.html

Like, this one time at Lark Camp…

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-08-02) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Either way.
http://wondermark.com/c1489/

Buck Rogers and the World of Tomorrow.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/buck-rogers-and-world-of-tomorrow.html

Further Tokyo at night.
https://mymodernmet.com/tokyo-nightlife-photography-hosokawa-ryohei/

“A police officer checks cars to make sure teenagers are behaving.”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/heres-what-drive-in-theaters-looked-like-in-their-glory-days

Like, this one time at band camp…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH619vxtNdo

Demon of the Lute. An excerpt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e1rs-5QRuw

Funky Layla.
https://theawesomer.com/layla-funk-cover/533598/

Italian beach people.
http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=95275

Art.
https://threadfashionandcostume.blogspot.com/2019/07/echo-morgan-i.html

Jesus Christ, what a creepy world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcA1nebGzgg

What.
https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2019-07/627b7ff0-ad5f-11e9-9f5f-2eee51dc9b21

Stellar nurseries.
https://theawesomer.com/stellar-nurseries/481413/

“Doctor Chandra, will I dream?” “Of course, HAL. All intelligent creatures dream.”
https://newatlas.com/nasa-chandra-anniversary-gallery/60756/

Immune system information. I didn’t know any of this stuff. Neither did Cynthia, apparently.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/tiny-bombs-in-your-blood.html

Bike tire mascot bear appears through interdimensional rift to solve snakebite.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_437

The wrong apples. The nosebleed apples. The pink barf apples. The video glitch apples. The braiin maggot apples. (It’s very German.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMY35HlTAo

TRUMP MASSAGES SHOULDERS OF RACE-ADJACENT OOPSIE-DAISY. (Click Generate.)
https://www.tdstrumpracistheadline.com/

“Yesterday, I announced that, as president, I’ll establish a priority airline boarding program for rural families who open a concert hall that operates for 16 days in a college town.” (Click Randomize.)
https://perchance.org/pgk4gv0c6p

And an artificial-intelligence-generated text-based adventure game.
http://aidungeon.io/

Ski snakes.
https://theawesomer.com/skiing/534091/

Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/31/elephant-has-had-it-up-to-here.html

An honest jewelry ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giu23Ii3PAA

A very cute version of something that goes on all the time in government and business.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/08/got-your-stick.html

Pretty bugs.
https://newatlas.com/igpoty-macro-photography-awards-2019-winner-gallery/60772/

Corgi on the funwheel.
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/01/corginado.html

I love this picture. Balletic children playing in the sprinkler.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/07/photos-week-3/w13_1156958000/main_1200.jpg

Some recordings of Edward Gorey talking about his work.
http://hautemacabre.com/2019/07/goreytelling-story-telling-with-edward-gorey/

Mick Jagger climbing rocks 60 years ago.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/08/mick-jagger-60-years-ago.html

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/anamorphic-3d-architectural-murals/

How culture happens.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/how-culture-happens.html

Intriguing noodling on fretless baritone guitar.
https://laughingsquid.com/funk-solo-on-fretless-baritone-guitar/

A motorized analog spirograph thing.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/07/james-nolan-gandy-update/

This one is called Electric Lego Texas Number 3. Your father –not Jim– this was Marcus– your biological father’s name is Marcus– anyway, he painted it just before we conceived you, and we conceived you, and then he ran off to South Africa with that person at the college who saved his life with the Heimlich maneuver when he was choking on a piece of foam rubber. Do you like it? It’s very avant-garde. You have art in your blood, ya know. You could paint things if you wanted. Weird, I don’t even remember what he looked like anymore. I’d like to get pregnant again. How would you like to have a little sister?
https://umma.umaine.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/96/2013/09/15422986804_2f2b90ace8.jpg

Cat getting on a chair.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/chzagj/a_cat_getting_on_a_chair_gracefully/

Further people posing with record jackets. It doesn’t work so well with CDs.
https://laughingsquid.com/sleeveface-people-posing-with-album-covers/

And, you know, he speaks to people’s economic anxiety.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/31/cable-news-optics-disasters-in.html

A pleasantly cheesy little corporate magic show. Men like this are very few and far between anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq_8vtzW58s

A brilliant card magician on Penn and Teller: Fool Us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIlxChNYqk

A message from the Pyramid Earth association.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/29/a-message-from-the-pyramid-ear.html

Awkward chiropractor. (This reminds me of the /Smack The Pony/ sketch about the psychic healer massage person.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvBegej-cV4

A tender moment.
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/29/PDTN/9ca46fe4-3453-4d96-bad5-2e1cbae4cc74-AP_19209775296404.jpg

Covering all the bases.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=073019

Restoring a 1949 teevee set. (94 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppj3gqUTt9E

/GET OFF ME, YA BIG PINK GOOF! …MMPH. MMMff!/
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/07/photos-week-3/w31_1157644015/main_1200.jpg

Flying fish.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/09/exocoetidae-fish-that-flies.html

Flying fish flying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk7McNUjWgw

Epid drone flight. Wonderful.
https://theawesomer.com/drone-mountain-surfing/534330/

Rerun: GoPro on a turtle.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/07/30/putting-a-gopro-on-a-turtle/

Lives of the Winnebagels.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=080119

A pinch of smoldering steel wool dropped into a styrofoam cup of liquid oxygen. (Silent.)
https://theawesomer.com/steel-wool-liquid-oxygen-fire/521052/

Enter Sandman like David Bowie.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/31/enter-the-sandman-in-the-style.html

Ancient ruins as they originally appeared.
https://viewfinder.expedia.com/7-ancient-ruins-around-world-reconstructed/

Yannie Tan plays Chopin for Tom and Jerry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0cwtd5ZDe0

And pingpong balls play the Can-Can.
https://laughingsquid.com/xylophone-with-bouncing-ping-pong-balls/

Somebody that I used to know.

    “You’re currently making your future self cringe, and if not then your future self has less of a clue than you do. Oh, look, here’s your future self, moving in and taking over the place and kicking you to the curb. Pow. Now your past self, sheesh, what a schmuck that guy was.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-26) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Max the Piano Player had other business and so rescheduled till Nagasaki Day (two shows away), but Andrew Scully came to read his stories about the moon landing and the young skater who died in a hit-and-run this week at the intersection of Hwy 1 and Little Lake Road. Kay Rudin brought her big fluffy black dog, who immediately busied himself chewing up the metal typing table. Really, I’m not kidding. Mitch Clogg and Elly Cooney dropped by after the Quentin Tarantino movie to read a story and discuss cancer and look up the Herkimer Battle Jitney on downtown Fort Bragg’s free wi-fi. Alex Bosworth called, revealed some previously unrevealed information about the after-death of one of his former sweeties, the one who took over his email and website and ruined his business out of spite for his repeatedly having saved her miserable life. I said, “What was the attraction? In the first place?” Alex said, “I thought I could help her.” And in between and around all of that are three-plus dozens of thousands of words of poetry and stories, such as Scott Peterson’s thrilling /Serve-UR-Self/, and some compelling music, including hot blues by Carie and the Soulshakers (performing tonight, right now, at Caspar Community Center) and a weird shrieky opera about whales.

Besides, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Moon’s Milk, claymation, narrated by Tom Waits.
https://theawesomer.com/the-moons-milk/533153/

Bimbo in Up To Mars.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/up-to-mars.html

Baffling.
https://imgur.com/yBjQxZZ

Wanta see that trick again from another angle?
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/25/great-trick-for-freeing-a-powe.html

Pills dissolving in water in time-lapse.
https://laughingsquid.com/pills-dissolving-when-submerged-in-water/

A toy you can make.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/cgq5x5/discover_the_deep_sea/

A toy you can’t.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/07/23/gigantischer-zauberwuerfel-aus-35-trillionen-steinen/

Randy Rainbow’s catchy latest. He gets better and better at this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb219dz_NeA&feature=youtu.be

How to catch a cobra.
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/c8zn5e/skillfully_catching_a_snake_with_bare_hands/

Vine snake.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/07/vine-snake.html

If we aren’t supposed to eat animals why are they made out of food?
https://laughingsquid.com/animals-merged-with-food/

How we get vegetarians.
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4523824/horrifying-moment-zombie-chicken-breast-comes-back-to-life-and-crawls-off-dining-table-as-diner-screams-in-terror/

Do you want to watch one of those stupid bungee stunts go terribly wrong so the guy falls like sixty feet and breaks his back on a tarp over a pile of hay? No? Then don’t click here.
http://www.ladbible.com/news/news-man-breaks-spine-after-bungee-rope-snaps-in-poland-20190723

/Safe and Sane Firework. Place On Ground. Light fuse. Get away. Use Only Under Adult Supervision./
https://gfycat.com/partialbraveatlanticridleyturtle

A new flavor of Star Trek. Seven of Nine is brought back. I was watching the trailer, and when she spoke and the camera turned to her face I chirped happily and then laughed at the sound I had made. Actress Jeri Ryan has had an interesting real life. She was married to a candidate for senator for a short while, but he dragged her to sex clubs where he expected her to do sex things while everybody watched, because I guess to him the second or third most beautiful woman ever was chopped liver.
https://theawesomer.com/star-trek-picard-trailer/532375/

Insulation.
https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/c08fvj/the_way_this_foam_expands_then_gets_sliced

Before and after on truly protected land (excepted for the dammed place).
https://www.paulhorsted.com/YosemiteYesterdayToday/

Those wonderful nights at the palace of the Tsar.
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/07/16/romanov-costume-ball-1903/

School of Rock with drums. There are dozens of these. Look around.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnH58Ur3tA

Like this rerun, for example. Willy Wonka with drums. Great work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INt4GGr-EGU

The economics of using a commercial VPN.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=072119

The genius is in the patience. Imagine this kid in another ten or twenty years. He’ll be the thief of the world.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/25/kid-evades-cop-by-hiding-in-tr.html

And a zoetropical cake.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/freequences.html

One of these days, Alice. One of these days, bang, zoom, to the moon!

    “Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” -Napoleon Hill

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-19) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Restoring a 1960s Duncan parking meter. (20 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/restoring-a-parking-meter/532210/

Mechanical cutout collages.
https://laughingsquid.com/mechanical-digital-cutout-collages/

How we get bees.
https://theawesomer.com/birth-of-a-bee/366691/

The amazing turtle.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/whats-inside-turtle-shell.html

Sleeps six.
https://laughingsquid.com/sleeping-sperm-whales/

Exoplanets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiFD_LBx2nM

Moon impacts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANYxkwvb8pc

One very important moon impact.
https://gizmodo.com/breathtaking-simulation-recreates-neil-armstrong-s-view-1836447240

Moonwalk measured.
https://kottke.org/19/07/neil-and-buzz-barely-got-out-of-the-infield

Behind the scenes of history: The rocket-to-the-moon hoax.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6MOnehCOUw

Projection of life-size Saturn 5 rocket on the similar-size Washington Monument.
https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2019/07/16/742394200/for-apollo-11s-anniversary-the-washington-monument-becomes-a-rocket

Art.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/18/appearances-3/

Oh, thank Christ! They’re finally making Phillip Pullman’s /His Dark Materials/ books into a teevee series, and the trailer looks great!
https://news.avclub.com/lies-and-kickass-armored-polar-bears-abound-in-the-fi-1836504262

Pingu’s /The Thing/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAoONl2P8fw

Bad Lip Reading project: Trump in Asia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI0_mEMaTyE

“It’s funny because it’s a concentration camp.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/16/trump-sent-back-to-where-hes.html

Zat is for a wife to know and a detecteef to find out.
https://twitter.com/evaandheriud/status/1149712118872256512

Mix your own Gregorian chant. I like the comments, especially the one by a guy who knows Latin and so is /pissed off/ because it’s fun to cut up and make an audio collage out of holy magic spells. He’s all like, /This is an abomination! Kill it with fire!/
https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/gregorianChoirGenerator.php

“Now dere you heard a modern-a spiritual by Gail and-a Dale.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/one-toke-over-line.html

When Captain Puerto Rico wields his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/07/captain-puerto-rico.html

The man they call the Japanese James Brown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STCSvttQeBs

Behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s part in the recording session for /We Are The World/. He doesn’t seem to want to be there very much, but he said he would so he sticks it out, and that’s something, anyway. Let’s get this over with. Sigh. (The reason I like this so much might be that I feel like this a lot of the time, everywhere.)
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/07/18/bob-dylan-rehearses-we-are-the-world/

Releasing a squirrel into the wild goes horribly wrong. Wait for it. Wait for it.
https://youtu.be/kVPN0w1BWQw

Forget it Brian, it’s New Zealand Town.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=071819

Really bloody fast comets.
https://oppositelock.kinja.com/dash-warning-lights-arent-just-for-decoration-1790140785

I’ll see your 1936 Talbot-Lago and I’ll raise you the 1938 Phantom Corsair!
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=1938+Phantom+Corsair&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images

Fever dream version of The Simpsons couch opener.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIzuJZj03U

Cyriak – Breakfast.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/breakfast.html

“Fuck yes, Horse Girl, fuck yes,” he says.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LarJtrHNJME

Bicycle.
https://theawesomer.com/horsepower/303282/

Moving pictures.
https://youtu.be/k5yCWhi0KUE

The image glitches and freezes as the camera fails from re-entry heat.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9539175/chinas-tiangong-2-spacecraft-live-video-destroyed/

Moist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8cFSi1_Aro

Security video of Kentucky Fried Chicken exploding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElulTrkBynM

Ghastly facadism decried.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2016/02/ghastly-facadism-decried.html

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN! No, but seriously, find a mirror and just try to open your mouth this big, but don’t hurt yourself. It reminds me of those deceptively happy-looking giant snakes –or maybe they’re actually happy, /I/ don’t know– that can dislocate their jaw to swallow a pig bigger than their whole head.
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190714194230-27-what-a-shot-0715-super-169.jpg

“A neighbourhood association which published footage of the beach fight remarked: ‘A normal day on La Barceloneta beach in Barcelona.’”
https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/huge-fight-breaks-brits-barcelona-beach-10383802/

Lurid movie posters.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_lurid_world_of_cult_movie_posters

Pick it up. Pick it up.
https://theawesomer.com/now-you-can-pick-up-anything/532211/

Built for duration. Ain’t built for speed.
https://newatlas.com/flybotix-dual-propeller-ring-drone/60614/

Giant cardboard numerical display project. Entirely mechanical. It’s done with cams, like the autopilot in Heinlein’s /Destination Moon/.
https://theawesomer.com/cardboard-7-segment-display/532050/

Speaking of which, Win Chung’s Atomic Rocket site:
http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/

A video game built into a boat in the quad of an old-folks facility. Nice.
https://www.boredpanda.com/interactive-boat-dementia-front404/

And the entire MCU timeline explained. Though it leaves out the low-rent Marvel teevee superheroes who are really extra worthy, I think, because without ludicrously god-level powers. Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and most of the people in Agents of SHIELD, some of whom are in movies too and so shown here, like Peggy Carter, who pretty much started SHIELD and has no powers at all but resourcefulness and moxie, and Phil Coulson. But FitzSimmons. Quake. Mack. Yo-Yo. Patton Oswalt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY86xyG-hDY

The Belkovski exercise.

    “Have. A good. Grope.” -Darren Nichols

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-12) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Max the Piano Player couldn’t come in after all. I’m just letting you know in case that’s the only thing you were interested in. To save you downloading the show and being disappointed. We’ll reschedule. It’s a pretty good show, though Maxless. Nobody says /It’s all good/ anymore, but I overcompensated with Raymond Scott and Louis C.K. and Rachel Bloom, so it’s all good.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Russian glass beach.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/glass-beach-on-ussuri-bay.html

Papercraft lever-operated faces.
https://laughingsquid.com/hand-animated-paper-illustrations/

Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s.
https://mymodernmet.com/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography/

Arte del oro.
https://opticallyaddicted.tumblr.com/post/185175209433/art-painting-oils-gold-leaf-artem-rogowoi

Orson Welles at different ages bursting into laughter, delighted, maniacal, pained, assorted.
https://twitter.com/RealEOC/status/1147649409443880960

A half-hour-long downhill bike race, point of view: rider’s helmet. Full-screen and sit close.
https://theawesomer.com/mountain-of-hell-winning-run/531191/

He who maps math. (or) Thank you, math’d man.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/glass-beach-on-ussuri-bay.html

Can cell phone radiation hurt you? No.
https://theawesomer.com/could-your-phone-hurt-you/531264/

There’s a part in this trick where I just about swallowed my tongue. It’s so amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM

The most videogame-character-like thing a small child whose mother has a brain the size of a walnut, and now also an eyepatch, can do.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/tweet-of-day_11.html

On the other hand, the coolest stunt Colin Furze ever organized.
https://theawesomer.com/giant-firework-pendulum/531204/

What.
https://imgur.com/fJNIYy8

Why.
https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_telegraph_818/81219d5d45a50966c018fb20c33c0e76

Mechanical art.
https://theawesomer.com/copernicus-kinetic-sculpture/392848/

Evolution of tap.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-evolution-of-tap-dance.html

Otter chatter.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/11/What-an-Otter-Sounds-Like/

Apparently hedgehogs and otters use the same audio synthesizer module.
https://twitter.com/kxthleen/status/1149248206330617856

Industrial explosives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KskBRHAlmDg

“Oh, I forgot. In your world /everybody/ is a Nazi.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/10/audible-dogwhistles.html

Cognitive science.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/cognitive-science.html

Woman faints and topples off the tattoo table. This is the story that little boy will be telling the rest of his life.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/07/tattoo-uh-oh/

3D-printed strobe-animated sculptures, and a natural artichoke that does the same thing for the same reason.
https://www.treehugger.com/culture/blooms-sculptures-john-edmark.html

Heat.
https://showyourstripes.info/

The banana republics.
https://presurfer.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-banana-republics.html

Sony Betamax salesman training video.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/betamax-salesman-training-video-1977.html

Toy train music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjmZLaymJU8

And Chekov’s gum. (Not that I think you don’t know, but just in case you don’t: The joke is, Chekov said, “If there’s a gun in the first act, by the third act it must be fired.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/10/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-che.html

Vive le tricolor.

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics.” -Erma Bombeck

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-07-05) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to re-enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Understanding lunar cycles. A chart, with hover text. I didn’t know about the cycle of lunar mood but I do now.
https://xkcd.com/2172/

A particularly beautiful magic act on /Fool Us/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1COO_Yd5e4

How they do it in Alaska. It’s really no more polluting nor wasteful nor dangerous than fireworks.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/03/boom-3/

Though if there were no fireworks, there’d never be any fireworks store fires, and that would be a shame. I hope this was just competent sabotage –get in, do the job, get out the back– and no-one fell asleep smoking a cigaret in there, and there was no traditional fireworks store cat.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/watch-this-dazzling-fire-at-a.html

Fireworks accident blows off tip of Florida.
https://www.theonion.com/fireworks-accident-blows-off-tip-of-florida-1819592616

Change for the goat. (I told Juanita about this, a rabbit is change, and she said, “It should be a chicken.” That’s right.)
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/03/the-smythe-family-of-chagrin-f.html

Happy dance. You can’t not smile.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/jisoo-yu-and-david-hart.html

Happy birthday.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/pianist-plays-happy-birthday.html

Pianist plays drums.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/man-performs-drums-unusually-w.html

Ninja Sex Party – Heart Boner (For You)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS_OWTKCUIM

Ryan Simmons will give you one hundred thousand dollars if you can guess what this is an ad for before it tells you.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/this-movie-is-ad.html

The little bars go through the earholes and that keeps them up in the dome. The jaws could come loose and fall, but they just never seem to, so nobody’s worried about that anymore.
https://imgur.com/xk13e1K

Clue: Trees are insects. Fish are roast beef.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/pure-speculation.html

The world’s worst translator.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-worlds-worst-translator.html

And “You simply can’t comprehend the genius of Donald Trump. Our president has /no fear/. Our Supreme Leader comrade is a hero revered by all people.” [A reader wrote of this, “Amazing how something can be hilarious and terrifying at the same time,” and the next person wrote, “Hilarifying.” So the response to this should be the hypnotic trigger command the alien false Captain Helix planted to turn Commander Henderson against humanity and attempt to destroy the sun, in the final, climactic episode of Hyperdrive. It’s a combination of horror and courage: /HORRIDGE!/ That’s right: HORRIDGE, my friends. /Screw/ your horridge to the sticking place, and close up the walls with our English dead!
https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1145693544910327814

Soda pop. Original Coca Cola was alcohol, cocaine and some other things, because the inventor was searching for a magical medicine to wean himself off of his addiction to morphine. You could add alcohol and cocaine and $400-an-ounce essential oils to present-day Coke and get mostly there, though it still will not cure you of anything but your job. And Pepsi tastes better, but not as good as Safeway Select diet grapefruit soda, which also repels malaria mosquitos in test after test, like quinine.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/27/using-the-1886-recipe-to-make-coca-cola/

Bee drag.
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Baseline-Bee-model-148_fig41_323047863

The other kind of bee drag.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-3/w04_1151125936/main_1500.jpg

Fun with fire.
https://theawesomer.com/fire-vortex-cannon/472304/

Ripley: “Get away from her, you bitch!”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/sneeze-during-scan-results-in.html

Fun with paper.
https://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2

Question of scissors.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/one-question.html

The questions of Luke.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/luke-skywalkers-questions.html

Luca Stricagnoli’s latest. But this time they used a neat filter on the video that makes everything into a rotoscope-like cartoon. Years ago VLC video player this same filter in the effects tab, and one of the [mumble-mumbledy] times I watched all the /Firefly/ teevee shows all the way through, I used that and it was pretty cool. It changes the feel of the show. Try that.
https://laughingsquid.com/luca-stricagnoli-cover-eminem-the-real-slim-shady/

“Applying AI filters to an 1830 painting leads to pleasing results.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/applying-ai-filters-to-an-1830.html

Using compressed air to bow guitar strings. I’m trying this as soon as I get back to the shop.
https://laughingsquid.com/musician-replicates-sounds-of-wind-instruments-with-guitar/

Startling glorious weird dance contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKkq0Vwp-p4

I for one welcome our benevolent robot overlords.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-02-cgrobots.gif

Answer: not robots, that is for sure, unless it would be for some kind of museum of the quaint meat-existence past.
http://wondermark.com/c1486/

Virtual robot bowler. Instantly outlawed, like the Indy vacuum cars.
https://theawesomer.com/bowling-robot/531115/

Mutant fly strains invented by a neural net.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/mutant-fly-strains-invented-by.html

I, for one, welcome our female superhero overlords.
https://www.boredpanda.com/boys-like-girl-hero-damian-alexander

“That’s the ol’ Wichita pickoff, Travis, that many say he’s have [sic] in the repertoire but you very seldom see it used.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ZwNfzusLQ

Hevesh5’s latest domino effect.
https://theawesomer.com/satisfying-domino-falls/530444/

Ramming speed.
https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/07/video-shows-enraged-man-circling-ramming-boat-on-michigan-lake.html

Thousands of photos of aftermath of the 2001 big deal were found in an attic.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/albums/72157708997281912

Oh, my God, indeed.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/28/my-god/

“ooHHhhHH, my goodness! OhhhhHHHH, holy sheee-it! Ah hab no stomach! Ah hab no stomach! Ohhh, how high! Ah ain’t holdin’ back, though! /Ah ain’t holdin’ back!/”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_JHw1c-1R4

Either the man this woman just married is a very secure individual without a drop of perfectly normal jealousy in him nor a lick of sense, or I give this marriage two months.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/30/Bride-Performs-With-Her-Dog-at-Her-Wedding/

What. Just having a conversation.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=070219

“This is Molly. We’re both deaf. Sit, good girl! Nice to meet you. Yay!”
https://laughingsquid.com/deaf-woman-uses-sign-language-to-teach-deaf-dog-tricks/

Lily and Jim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDt-Fz0PLvk

Fun with portals.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/30/The-Portal-Paradox/

Realistic paintings of bulging rugs. In the Kaiser hospital in Santa Rosa (CA) there’s a painting of cloth awnings that gives this 3D effect. From across the lobby it looks like a hole in the wall with the awnings outside there. Even from right in front of it it feels deep.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/02/hyperrealistic-paintings-of-bulging-decorative-rugs-by-antonio-santin/

Anti-Christ and the Times of the Gentiles.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/07/05/visual-aids/

Clip-art pictures mostly of attractive, clean-cut young people, with some bloody-WTF images but not too many of those, that you can use for your projects. You never get to the bottom; thousands more just appear. Oh, that’s nice. She’s pretty. What are /they/ doing? That’s Canada. This guy looks like he’s thinking, /I’m already fucking you./ No, you’re not, buddy. I don’t have time for this. You look at them for awhile, make sure they don’t get into any trouble.
https://www.pexels.com/search/people/

Coordinate precision.
https://xkcd.com/2170/

Wigwam.
https://theawesomer.com/building-a-wigwam/530544/

Long-lasting glow in the dark car paint. This would look especially cool on that ’37 Talbot-Lago that I’m still really surpised they don’t make cars like now, because everyone would want one, glow in the dark or not. Just the body shape.
https://laughingsquid.com/nissan-showcases-a-leaf-electric-car-with-paint-that-glows-in-the-dark-for-eight-to-10-hours-after-sundown/

Cat and bird.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/catastrophe.html

Vision.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/vision.html

Brit Cruise: The nature of machine learning.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/01/explainer-video-the-nature-o.html

Fireworks labels.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/red_devils_black_bats_angry_cats_the_wacky_art_of_vintage_fireworks_packagi

Fourth of July fails.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/07/4th-of-july-fails.html

The teenage-boys-are-idiots chart and other charts.
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/3/15914160/4th-of-july-fireworks-injury-hospitalizations

How cosmeticians stick dead people’s eyes closed so they don’t pop open and freak people out at the funeral they way they used to do all the time. They hook the eyelids from the inside with these special contact-lense eyeball clips. Here, look:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/contact-lenses-used-by-morticians-to.html

City of church ruins.
https://www.kuriositas.com/2011/01/ani-ghost-city-of-1001-churches.html

America, a place for Americans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izj2xo97D9k

How we get cannons in 1908. We must really need cannons because, Jesus, look at all that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZXb5uqUolM

Bitchin’ waves that would make excellent desktop images.
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/waves-by-rachael-talibart/

So have you heard about the new indestructible fecal parasite living in public swimming pools? The one that laughs at chlorine.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/30/health/crypto-outbreaks-pools-cdc-warning/index.html

Eta Carinae.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Hubble-Shows-Spectacular-Display-of-Eta-Carinae-s-Eruptions/

Two and a half million volunteers so far. Brilliant idea. An app that connects blind people to people willing to see and describe important details for them through their phone.
https://www.bemyeyes.com/

Words of wisdom from a retired schoolteacher.
https://i1.wp.com/www.theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TeaIntCartoon.jpg

Missed the boat, boys, ye have, sure as shite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-XEy1o2qKo

A great game where you match the comment with the proper art. But maybe I only think it’s a great game because I can’t seem to lose. I’m really good at this… Oh, dang it, I just got one wrong after five ten-out-of-tens. Tch.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/arttwitulate/

An inexpensive piece of exercise equipment for the big four: hiding, stalking, pouncing /and/ stealing skills.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpsD2R5H_iT/

A new kind of panorama video.
https://laughingsquid.com/cornwall-england-landscape-panorama/

Good thing I can fly, said Peter Pan to the bartender. Dressed like this I could get the shit beat outta me around here. (Also) The part in Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail where a knight is catapulted off the mystical bridge and goes /whAAA!/
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/07/tweet-of-day.html

I think it’s: Filter switched on rather than pimple switched off.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/chin-pimple-suddenly-disappear.html

Okay, ordinarily I’d be all /Shut up and take my money/ about this, if I had some money, but as I’ve gotten older I developed an allergy to caps. Just one goddamn cap is all it takes, and my eyes are stinging and I’m sneezing and sneezing. But, gee, wouldn’t it be swell to have that hot little tommygun to spray flaming justice death with! We’d turn it on Martians; we’d turn it on men! /pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!/
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/90/4c/b7/904cb79b17d7ce042abd31fe8d2ccb11–strange-things-vintage-toys.jpg

Cyr wheel skill.
https://theawesomer.com/cyr-wheel-of-fortune/531079/

The Bat Man.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/03/if-1989s-batman-were-made-in.html

How every movie trailer soundtrack is made anymore, shown by making one. I skipped you to the final product, but you can skip back to view the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWZSQQh8iw&t=8m0s

And that explains it. And this is a /good/ apple. Every cop is a good apple on his day.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=070419

 

Ouch! by The Rutles.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-28) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Meet the Rutles. I knew about the Rutles, but I didn’t know they made this documentary film. Do you miss Gilda Radner? She’s in this. As are Eric Idle, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Ed Sullivan (still alive, arguably, in 1978). That’s Eric Idle of Monty Python. It’s his project.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/all-you-need-is-cash.html

Play a fun game for 15 minutes and so vaccinate yourself against disinformation.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/27/cognitive-antibodies.html

Every square inch of these creatures is under pressure of eight tons. The reason they’re not compressed into organic pebbles is, every square inch of these creatures is pressing back exactly as hard. Eight tons.
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BreakableHarmoniousAsiansmallclawedotter-mobile.mp4

Sunscreen in UV.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/27/Sunscreen-in-UV/

The Faraway Chair, by Algo Blyton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbTLsZ46PKk

Inspirational quotes.
https://www.sadanduseless.com/wc/

To protect and serve.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/tweet-of-day_66.html

The very definition of fun-as-heck but not safe. A child this small can slip right out of that. “Oh, come /on/, Mom! Why can’t I? Everybody else is going on it.”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-2/w09_1150190220/main_1500.jpg

Mom reflexes.
https://www.iheart.com/content/2019-06-21-mom-catches-kid-falling-off-balcony-in-heart-stopping-video/

Turkish teenager reflexes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPx4FdaHew

Software that undresses you.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/788311/deep-nude-naked-photo-x-ray-celebrity-porn-app

Drone video of a single flooded town in Missouri.
https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/cassville-sees-intense-flooding

Don’t drink the water. Don’t even boil it and drink it. Don’t get any of it on you. A whole poison lake, in New Jersey, of all places.
https://www.njherald.com/article/20190627/ARTICLE/190629996

“Come on, the hard part’s over. All you have to do is nod and say yes.”
https://theawesomer.com/ovum/529586/

Mail order brides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPx4FdaHew

The females are six feet long and the males are the size of a walnut.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/rainbow-blanket-octopus.html

The first helicopter to land on the top of Mount Everest. Air is so thin there, there’s so little lift and control. Scary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNXSvnCtKA

Neath that great triumphal arch. If you hear him singing Dixie in the sugar cane, stand up and march, march, march.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/06/the-triumphal-arch-of-emperor.html

Welcome, parents and kids. “Shut the fuck up!” You need to leave. “No, bitch!”
https://rare.us/rare-humor/preschooler-tells-teacher-to-shut-up/

One trick to rule them all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MAtwZle-xo

Moth.
https://theawesomer.com/moth/530057/

Food coloring plus vegetable oil. Glass of water. Cool. I’ll be trying this. I have to get some food coloring, or… maybe I can make some by breaking the off-brand dollar store colored marking pens open. Yeah.
https://theawesomer.com/making-a-colorful-rainstorm/529972/

How a Russian taxi driver deals with a scofflaw litterer.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/06/taxi-driver-doesnt-like-litterers/

Someone stole the kiszka. That’s the real spelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il3ZhMt4NgY

This guy paints on things that are sunk in the water.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/06/26/water-colors/

Speaking of which.
https://laughingsquid.com/beach-rock-transformed-into-great-white-shark/

A new kind of video wipe effect.
https://theawesomer.com/portals/530159/

Swatting a fly. (Use headphones.)
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/swatting-fly.html

Three caterpillars.
https://laughingsquid.com/slug-moth-caterpillars-breathing/

Documentaries of places not to go and things not to do.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/dont_watch_alone_the_donts_rather_than_the_dos_of_movie_posters

Art.
https://theawesomer.com/skeleton-ship-sculptures/475471/

Rerun: Recurrence.
https://theawesomer.com/recurrence/441327/

Diaspora.
https://gizmodo.com/new-video-shows-how-humanity-could-spread-throughout-th-1835873779

Wintergatan’s latest marble machine music project.
https://theawesomer.com/marble-machine-x-plays-drums/530056/

Innovation in machine translation.
https://theawesomer.com/google-translatotron/529971/

A photograph of the right hand of the man who tested X-ray machines for Thomas Edison, just before they amputated all the fingers. The left hand had to come entirely off, and then some other parts off or out, depending on topology, but the hands went first. “Dally is thought to be the first American to die from the effects of experimentation with radiation.”
https://www.vintag.es/2019/06/the-hand-of-clarence-madison-dally.html

Guide for differentiating Laurence Fishburne and Samuel L. Jackson in film.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026268688/

PanPan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WarSXsDF5c

At the far end of town where the grickle grass grows.
http://amultiverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-25-The-Shiksa.jpg

New songs.
http://wondermark.com/c1484/

Brains.
https://thenib.com/night-of-the-living-compromise

Man puts mercury in his mouth. “Don’t try this at home, kids.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/24/man-puts-mercury-in-his-mouth.html

What a cop does and says when he really /really/ wants to shoot you.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/25/cop-starts-yelling-gun-gun.html

No Hitler mustache equals no concentration camp.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/25/please-remember-the-concentr.html

Barnaby Dixon’s latest masterpiece hand puppet.
https://theawesomer.com/glowing-puppy-puppet/529793/

Bunny.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yveslecoq/albums/72157604118958868/with/2882017962/

Mad World for piano and cello.
https://theawesomer.com/brooklyn-duo-mad-world/529789/

The Ronettes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnWOBMQhNBQ

And high meat. With video. This might be a prank. I hope it’s a prank.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/high_meat

Hippocleides doesn’t care.

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-21) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Not that you exist. Because you don’t.
https://theawesomer.com/you-probably-dont-exist/484131/

Won’t somebody think of the beavers.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-1/w10_1148497917/main_1500.jpg

Japanese-language animated documentary about UFOs. Look to the skies. The cartoon truth is out there.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/japanese-animated-documentary-about-ufos.html

Kids In The Hall sketch about anal-probe aliens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBhru5nLpGE

Latest viral pareidolia: Starfleet insignia on Mars.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/star-trek-starfleet-insignia-f.html

Starfleet insignia on Earth.
https://tinyurl.com/StarfleetInsigniaDunes

Pebble letters.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/pebble-alphabet.html

Forkligraphy.
https://www.odditycentral.com/art/the-mesmerizing-fork-calligraphy-of-yazi-yolcuzu.html

It’s delightful, it’s delovely, its DeSoto.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGg7DO1phfo

This would be great training for astronauts, for space construction, of space stations and, you know, space things in space. And good superhero training, to fly and shoot at the same time or otherwise function in a superhero capacity, for when we get flying boots, which isn’t that far off. I’m really surprised there aren’t Segway (or hoverboard) contact sports, as surprised as at there not being big-money women’s basketball and volleyball nor women on major league baseball teams. It’s absurd to think there aren’t thousands of women who can play baseball as well as men, and even people like me who don’t give a shit about sports would be interested in a baseball team with a /woman/ pitching for a change, or a shortstop or in the outfield, or a football game where everybody including women go zipping around at seventy miles an hour on spiked electric wheels, crashing and burning, defeating and being defeated, stirring the blood by spilling it, and so inspiring youth to greatness, all the while flocks of military aircraft VOOOOOOSHHHH back and forth overhead converting Olympic swimming pools of jet fuel into dish-rattling sonic booms, and dubstep John Philip Sousa/Skrillex mashups blare continuously from horns in the stands and quad Jumbotrons synchronized with fireworks strobe war recruitment propaganda directly into viewers’ lizard brains in the stands and at home. Or– what if the hoverboard landscape worker has Enya playing in his headphones. Or Sophie Madeleine singing /Take Your Love With Me/. That’s a sweet thought.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/21/weed-wacker-achieves-level-99.html

Universally beloved constructor of robots Simone Giertz (say YEERTS), fully cured of brain cancer –yay, science!– acquired a brand-new Tesla and she and her tech team chopped and molded it into a Tesla pickup truck. (30 min.) Continue on to the pickup truck ad she made for it, with a charger cable lariat.
https://laughingsquid.com/simone-giertz-turns-her-tesla-into-pickup-truck/

“Oh, very well. Woo-woo to you, too. Yes, yes. As I was saying…”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/bird-interrupts-david-attenborough.html

2019 Nat Geo photo contest. Beautiful world. (Click the right side of the picture to page through the lot.)
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/contests/travel-photo-contest-2019/gallery/week-4-all/17/

Awesome.
https://theawesomer.com/a-year-along-the-geostationary-orbit/528859/

Refinery explosion and fire.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/21/refinery-explosion-in-new-jers.html

I stand outside society and view it rationally.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-18-cgoutside.gif

Sometimes you just hit it off with someone.
https://theawesomer.com/washland-express/528899/

“In this video, we will teach you to spot and report the early warning signs of union organizing.” “We would never say anything against unions, but /if you want to keep your job/, you’ll help us keep them out.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/amazons-union-busting-training-video.html

Dogs.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/canine-agility-champions.html

Rerun: Soviet worker accident posters.
https://weburbanist.com/2016/07/03/blood-red-30-vintage-soviet-accident-prevention-posters/

To bee.
https://laughingsquid.com/flight-of-the-bumblebee-performed-with-cheeks-mouth/

The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils.
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/exhibits/david-h-koch-hall-fossils-deep-time

The Hong Kong protest march in photos. Two million people in the street. And they all swept up after themselves, so the place was cleaner afterward than before. And the government did a little dance and went back inside the clock, so that’s good.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48655634

Non-spoiler spoiler: he doesn’t fool them with the booger nail, but with the cookie reveal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzQVVl9y0o

Much sweeter than a nail booger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM

“Now, a burl, my fine friend, is an enlarged root.” “Fuck me! Oh boy, look at this! A /magnificent/ example of fritillaria purdyi.”
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/jun/20/videos-crass-chicago-botanist-goes-viral-informati/

What.
https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/msnbc/components/slideshows/_production/ss-090722-dip/2001_yip_2001_ed_01.nbcnews-ux-1024-900.jpg

Barges, barges. I want to say, “We don’t need no steenkeeng barges,” just for the credit of having thought of it, but it doesn’t really apply here, and I’m sure somebody else thought of it first, though I feel awfully clever about it.
https://media.voltron.voanews.com/Drupal/01live-166/styles/1254×706/s3/2019-06/ap_mexico_immigration_17June19.jpg

The Amish on vacation.
http://dinalitovsky.com/amish-on-vacation/#

It is in fact the same feeling as what people have always called the religious experience. The same activity and chemistry is going on in the brain. But it’s about something real, here, and the ritual is actually building to something greater than ourselves, in the actual heavens, not any imaginary Heaven.
https://laughingsquid.com/slow-motion-footage-of-spacex-rocket-launches/

This is the version of Myrna Loy that’s like /The Shipping News’/ version of Cate Blanchett.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/05/vamp.html

Now, that’s a memorial. (Hear that in the voice of Jimmy Durante saying, /That’s/ a /ta-RUMPET/.) What a huge thing. I’d like to go there and walk around that.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/10/soviet-war-memorial-at-mamayev-kurgan.html

And of /course/ there’s drone video of flying around it. You’re welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgU8AEDnv9E

Here in the convenient robotic future of bluetooth-enabled toilet brushes and video doorbells that unlock and open the door for a delivery drone and electric screwdrivers and motorized spaghetti forks so you never have to turn your hand, not to mention Simone Giertz’ toothbrushing and spoonfeeding robots that leave your hands entirely free to wiggle around and do as they please, you need to know how to fricking /reset a lightbulb to factory specs/ anymore. It only takes ten minutes, but that’s if you’re a technician with the company and do it for a living, but if you’re just the average light bulb consumer and you make a mistake on any of the steps you have to go back and start entirely over, so settle in. This reminds me of one time Tim sent me to an insurance/title company in a skyscraper in San Francisco to install a serial-printer-sharing device for an office full of late-1980s computers. It wasn’t just the printer box; each computer had to be set separately. The manual of steps to go through was as thick as a phone book. It took me all night. Bonus: the sun came up outside, and that was pretty. And I got to ride in an elevator. And one of the women who worked there, who I saw for like three minutes before she went home from work, when I showed up, was so luminously Asianly (or possibly Mexicanly) beautiful it was like being kicked in the chest just to look at her. “What.” “Nothing. Sorry.” That still happens to me even now. I’ll be reading or working or doing something and Juanita will come in and I’ll look up and /stop/, and she’s like, “What.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/20/unintentionally-funny-video-in.html

“In Jesus’ name. This cannot be happening. Jesus. Father, right now.” Sports. And these big beefy meat-heads can vote, and drive cars and trucks, and collect guns, and so on. This is the emotional high point of these people’s lives, both in the fight and in the documentary and supernatural supplication department in the stands.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/19/little-league-parents-dont-l.html

Sylvia Plath reads /Daddy/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hHjctqSBwM

ASMR music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQjQDG9eQVg

Ozzie Man on gym fails. They’re not all fails, though. Some are downright triumphant, I reckon, as he would put it. (My favorite is the woman using the cable pull to repeatedly fling herself up into the air and kick the pulley with her flailing heels. I think she might imagine she’s training to fly. This goes with the Segway gardener, see above.)
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/06/ozzy-mans-commentary-on-gym-fails.html

Ingenuity.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/aussie-ingenuity.html

Symbiotic.
https://laughingsquid.com/symbiotic-relationship-of-insects-and-blooming-flowers/

Human face masks for dogs. It would be so great if this caught on in a big way. There should be a law: if you have a dog, you have to do this. To be polite.
https://aworkstation.com/amazon-is-selling-dog-muzzles-that-look-like-human-faces-and-theyre-too-bizarre/

Costumely.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/its_murder_incredible_expressionist_dance_costumes_from_1920s

One trailer to rule them all.
https://theawesomer.com/mcu-honest-trailer/528972/

America.
https://josefhoflehner.com/roadside-america.html

More river maps.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/these-beautiful-maps-capture-rivers-that-pulse-through-our-world-180971789/

With the loss of sea ice, these big guys’ll soon be out of a job.
https://theawesomer.com/the-icebreaker/529158/

Everybody’s got problems.
http://catandgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-18-cgoutside.gif

Mind the gap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW5h_XFH0EI

Woodpeckers eat the brains of softer-headed birds. Who knew?
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/woodpecker_eats_brains

Micro tank cam. Very like the spy bug in /Fifth Element/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Usq8-Zh1o

1/2-inch plus 10 cents equals 14mm.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/resourcefulness.html

Sad. I’m sorry his wife is crippled, but why can’t he have what he wants? /He/ knows it’s just a machine, but he likes it. And maybe it makes him think of his wife before she was crippled, and before she was such a bitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqaMEMIBPIw

Waifu synthesis.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/06/20/ki-anime-singt-ki-songtexte-zu-ki-musik-in-echtzeit/

This video kind of explains some of the stories you hear about people who get arrested for doing this disgusting thing. Obviously it’s different for them than for the people who catch and punish them and enjoy being disgusted by them. And really how is it even at all as cruel as shaving all an animal’s hair off for sweaters or skin off for shoes and jackets or making sandwiches out of its leg or sausage out of its brains, because that’s where sausage comes from: brains. Conversely, so-called head cheese is made from the intestines, and is not cheese at all. Electric cigarets are not cigarets, nor are they somehow magically good for you because they’re electric and don’t work by old-fashioned barely-controlled smoldering. Why, I read on the show last night an article about a boy whose electric cigaret exploded in his mouth, shredded his tongue and sprayed a section of his jaw and a bunch of his teeth out like popping popcorn. The guy in this video just likes animals a little more than normal people do, and so what. I like wristwatches and eyeglasses; is that gonna be a crime now too? And what about what /you/ like? It takes all kinds to make a world. Try not to judge, lest ye be judged. That’s what Jesus said, and one time he beat the living crap out of a little tree because it wouldn’t give him a fig out of season, but everybody has a bad day once in awhile, even mythical ancient superheroes whose dad is the boss of you.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/24550780

Looking at my robot. (You’ll want to see the making-of video too.)
https://laughingsquid.com/gideon-irving-woke-up-looking/

Hundreds of wonderful Soviet photography magazines, complete, to page through for free.
https://archive.org/details/sovetskoe_foto

Rerun: The last humans left.
https://theawesomer.com/were-the-last-humans-left/495398/

Bagman. That’s not safe, by the way. Don’t do that. A plastic bag is not a toy. Keep them away from small children and pets.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/06/photos-week-1/w22_RTX6YNIT/main_1500.jpg

A very pretty, new kind of aeroplane with three electric motors.
https://newatlas.com/eviation-alice-electric-plane/60179/

Archimedes’ scr(two).
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/mr-olds-remarkable-elevator.html

They also serve who only walk and trip.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/20/a-treadmill-that-trips-you.html

Hard to describe. Worth it. A pretty good start. Episode 1.
https://theawesomer.com/this-is-not-a-show/529032/

And here’s just the famous Last Visible Dog scene in /The Mouse and His Child/, a slow, languorous, uncategorizable animated kids’ film that made a big impression on me, though I was technically a grownup when I first saw it (18? 19?). I drove with Julie to Grass Valley from her apartment in Colfax. It was August, very hot, nighttime, with all the windows rolled down in my first car, a green Chevy Nova built in 1971, though there was nothing about or in that car, besides the Radio Shack cassette deck, that had any innovation or part or method of operation that would baffle a mechanic of fifty years before that. You had to contort to reach around behind you to crank the back side window down, and sometimes you’d be shifting and the linkage would jam and you had to coast to safety, climb under the car with a big screwdriver and solve the puzzle, separate the transmission levers and push them where they belong, like unsticking a jammed typewriter that some mental case has vandalized in the thrift store, and I liked doing that. There was the dry cereal and potato-bug smell of yellow-brown grass hills and of course the smell of the car. Smoking engine oil, exhaust, dusty dashboard, floor plastic, Julie’s clean white blouse. Other vehicles, even far away. We forget because we get used to things, and it isn’t just that I’m old now and senses are all duller, but all cars and trucks gave off a tremendous stench in those days. They used more than twice as much gas as cars do now just to go at all, and all that half-burned fuel in the air was a /loud/ smell as well as making the air a gray-brown haze in big cities that didn’t have special sea and/or surrounding landform wind luck. But this was the country, not the city. Beautiful theater they had in Grass Valley, too, the way theaters used to be, all one big hall, not a labyrinth of basically movie closets with fourteen seats in each one. Theaters smell as loud now as they used to, though with so few children around, compared to the old days when every public place was swarming with steaming contagious children, the smell is different; the same unreachable corner garbage, but less spoiled food and sweat and vomit and stickiness on surfaces, pongy-er cleaning chemicals, and mold from the air conditioning, and the reek of burning weed or weed vape oil everywhere now. Indoors public places smelled like piss then, now outdoors does too. Camps of homeless people with begging signs at every intersection and every driveway out of a parking lot, who all used to be the children in the theater and the young people in the cars going to a movie and feeling like the world is their oyster. And, yes, I know I told you this story before and it was slightly different the last few times, focusing on other elements and maybe going another direction, but you just wait, kid; it’ll happen to you. How weird things will get for the way things are now to seem pleasant and familiar and nostalgic and comfortable. The main weird thing will be, you’ll remember being young, because of course. Old people remember being young. But, you see, now, you don’t remember being old. You think you can imagine it, but you can’t. Stick around, though; life will put you through the lawnmower too, and there won’t be a goddamn thing you can do about it, so you might as well dance while you can, if you like to dance. I think that’s what “Hippocleides doesn’t care” means, in the story Herodotus used to tell a few thousand years ago. You might look that up on the phone in your nose ring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiF3KLpTS0

Three dust gray kids singing like pissed-off angels in the street.

    “Slovenly housekeeping can doom a home to destruction in atomic bomb attack, where the home next door, rooms neat and tidy, spick and span, weathers the bomb with calm aplomb. One house, an eyesore, a pigsty, now, as you see, a smoking ruin. Another house, a delight for a Civil Defense working man to return to at the end of the day, intact, except for its roof and windows, of course. There’s a lesson here for savvy homemakers. Beauty, cleanliness, health and safety are the four basic doctrines that protect our homes, our cities. You’ve seen the tests, you know the story. The dingy house on the left, the dirty and littered house on the right, or the clean white house in the middle. It is your choice. The reward may be survival!” -The House In The Middle (1954)

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-14) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Another dramatic animated graph.
https://thenextweb.com/tech/2019/06/11/most-popular-social-media-networks-year-animated/

Hurdy gurdy fantasy.
https://laughingsquid.com/le-chateau-magique-by-guilhem-desq/

Foolhardy festival of recklessness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNN8NxuIaX0

Venice reflected in the water. (Via blort.meepzorp.com/ )
https://www.designboom.com/art/mayank-thammalla-a-reflected-world-of-venice-photo-series-06-07-2019/

What do you suppose happened just before this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA3zuFZ_dLk

Eclipse photography.
https://laughingsquid.com/total-solar-eclipse-tetons-idaho/

Internal organs one-piece swimsuit. More naked than naked. Naked isn’t enough anymore. What next? …Oh! Here’s a million dollar idea for you: a swimming cap, textured and painted like a real, exposed brain. It would be inflated a little so if you drown you’ll float just under the water with only the brain part showing, for somebody to come along and find you like that. One time I was with my schoolfriend Randy in a rowboat with a practically microscopic gas motor on it, out exploring the scummy creeks that led into Lake Folsom, and I saw what I instantly took to be the top of a hairy old dead man’s head floating in the scum, and I was /electrically thrilled and horrified/. Randy picked it up with an oar. It was a dead possum.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/14/internal-organs-one-piece-swim.html

How we get thermometers, “The handiest weapon in the fight for health.”
https://theawesomer.com/making-mercury-thermometers/528011/

Good to know. Two books stuffed with any spare ceramic tiles you see lying around in the waitress station will stop a bullet, but you’ll have to somehow persuade your attacker to shoot you in the books, so work on your politeness. Okay, got that? Also even your average person can swing a sock full of pennies at 50, 55 miles an hour, say, where just your fist and a roll of quarters might not be enough. Exit through the kitchen, not through the emergency door. In an emergency everybody’s going for the emergency door or the front door or the patio; that’s a bottleneck, a trap. There’s always a way out through the kitchen. Panicking people don’t think of that. And there are big knives in there you can take with you, and maybe a piece of meat you can gnaw on for a few days while you’re hiding in the planterbox outside with the dishwashers and the cook… Now here’s how to make a rolled-up newspaper nail-bat out of a rolled-up newspaper and a buncha nails, so you can be top dog of that planter and not some dishwasher’s bitch.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/11/retired-navy-seal-explains-how.html

Boulders of Bennu.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190524.html

I see Sarah Huckaby Sanders in several of these. And Walter Matthau. And the face of a cigar-chomping man I once saw throwing hams down from a truck to boys who scrambled to stack them neatly into a pyramid. A pyramid of ham that theoretically would stay sharp forever and never spoil.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/11/the-japanese-museum-of-rocks-that-look.html

Alien faces illusion.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/06/the-alien-faces-illusion/

Buttery Cubacars.
https://jalopnik.com/heres-what-cubas-car-scene-looks-like-in-2017-1791963244

Waterways.
https://laughingsquid.com/united-states-river-waterway-map/

I saw this picture and burst out laughing and I can’t figure out why. Does it do that to you too?
http://img11.nnm.me/1/6/7/b/9/dc7c1327644b5bda3789be1f8aa.jpg

“We must stand strong against the global tyranny of the metric system.” Fox News, consistently pegging the absurdometer, the cynicalometer and the oh-for-fuck’s-sake-ometer.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/08/the-global-tyranny-of-the-metric-system/

“We’re a train. Your call.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/09/tram-drivers-have-nerves-of-st.html

Life imitates rocket exhaust trail.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/05/photos-week-4/w29_1146951281/main_1500.jpg

A wonderful article about the computer that got us to the moon and back fifty years ago. Note the literally hand-knitted memory module.
https://newatlas.com/apollo-11-guidance-computer/59766/

They had us at peas in jello. Mm-mm.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/consume_this_american_advertising_cookbooks_is_delicious_af

Blowing up stars. Images from computational astrophysics.
https://blowingupstars.blogspot.com/2014/04/nature-has-it-in-for-us-supernovae-from.html

What.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/95a990f6-85a6-4fcf-87e4-35b928d11a74.jpg

“This is a fertile land and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land! And we will call it… This Land!” “I think we should call it your grave!” “Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” “Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!” “Oh no God! Oh, dear God in heaven!”
http://digg.com/2019/literal-translation-country-name-mapped

Electrified hurdy gurdy and loop pedal set.
https://laughingsquid.com/instrumental-played-on-electrified-hurdy-gurdy/

New 3-D welding game. World of Weldcraft.
https://theawesomer.com/miller-augmentedarc-welding-simulator/527397/

Ow face.
http://www.amyoops.com/2019/06/owwww.html

Tour of giant old pipe organ, bellows powered by treadmill of nuns, should be.
https://laughingsquid.com/five-story-church-organ-with-8000-pipes/

Podrick nods and gets sullen. Breakfast is coming.
https://theawesomer.com/game-of-thrones-finale-ai-rewrite/527992/

And planetary exploration. Many sophisticated robots out there, loaded with instruments, doing science nonstop in the lonely scalding/freezing radiation bath of space. Thank you for your service, tireless little metal fellas. Well done, thou good and faithful servants.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/12/at-a-glance-map-of-current-pla.html

Tsunkatse.

    “You want it? Take it! I don’t care if I never get in the water again! Now, for the love of Kukla, Fran and Ollie, rent the girl a handtruck and get this crap outta here!” -Aunt Lily

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-06-07) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A seething art form. Compare to the work of Hypnotoad.
https://theawesomer.com/weval-someday/526867/

Proper, efficient whisk technique.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/06/how-to-whisk.html

Flying around Lofoten, Norway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=YhyzLR-NKYM

“No. She is gone. She is gone. She is gone.” This is the plane we’ve been watching him build for months. Spoiler: she is gone, she is burning, there is fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZ0EuRFLgs&t=5m19s

A lesson for all of us. History shows again and again.
https://theawesomer.com/how-to-make-godzilla-really-angry/526575/

Shadow art.
http://kumiyamashita.com/light-shadow

Tokyo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOGClmmeao

Basaburua. I know-a what you are a-thinking-a, but it is a district in Espagna. (I was entirely wrong in thinking that the Japanese word for baseball is basa-buru. I don’t know where I got that from. Maybe I dreamed it. I know that one Japanese word for obligated, as in /thank you/, is arigato.)
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2019/05/22/japanese-baseball-ceremonial-opening-pitch/

A new kind of very efficient aeroplane.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/klm-funds-new-flying-v-pla.html

A new synthesizer that makes sounds with little electric motors.
https://theawesomer.com/motor-synth/526678/

Beato machinu.
https://theawesomer.com/kokas-beat-machines/417092/

Fun with matches.
https://theawesomer.com/fire-dominoes/526361/

Timing.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/is-this-the-greatest-shot-in-t.html

Tapping while sawing.
https://laughingsquid.com/mozart-group-tap-dance/

Restoring. (20 min.) (Well worth it.)
http://www.cynical-c.com/2019/06/03/1950s-wonder-lamp-restoration/

Elderly Laurel and Hardy on This Is Your Life in 1954. Look how big his head is. It was always that big and I just never noticed it before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTAPZTfIXVE

“The clitoris has repeatedly been discovered, over and over, by men.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/06/delightful-animation-all-about.html

Fast biter. Though technically it’s more of a fast sucker.
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/03/this-odd-animal-has-one-of-the.html

“If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, do not be ashamed, for you have aspired to greatness. And the moon had it coming.” Click the video’s sound on.
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/bxcfpv/mom_1_oscar_0/

Shoot for the moon.
https://www.reddit.com/r/comics/comments/617ola/shoot_for_the_moon/

They’re not on skates or little modern Segways. They’re doing this by tippy-toe-ing at high speed. They train for this all their lives, then they have a narrow window of just a few working years to perform on stage and in public squares, and they’re retired when they’re too crippled and in pain to go on, like old racehorses or greyhounds. They could use little skateboards. Wheel-heel novelty shoes. Anything would be easier than this. But it’s a tradition. And because of our traditions each one of us knows /who he is/ and what /God expects him to do./
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/meet-russias-gravity-defying-answer-to.html

Recorder virtuoso.
https://theawesomer.com/weval-someday/526867/

A young couple fascinated with space science wrote a book and made a movie. Here’s a trailer for their impressive project:
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/31/beautiful-book-augmented-real.html

A teleporting time traveler plays video game music on the viola.
https://theawesomer.com/mii-channel-theme-viola-cover/526680/

First Buck Rogers film ever. (8 min.) Them gorram Tiger Men’re attacking again. Why, they’ve broken their treaty! And there’s Killer Kane and Ardala. Their perfidious evil is perfidious!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_first_buck_rogers_film

Terrific rescue. Helicopters are so loud, you just have to imagine the screaming. Don’t forget, she was already injured and that’s why she called for help in the first place.
https://deadspin.com/poor-injured-hiker-subjected-to-nightmarish-helicopter-1835253751

Exciting kinetic police action. Brave and bold. “Hands where I can see ’em!”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/07/cops-responding-to-burglary-ca.html

Cavalcade of derp.
https://www.boredpanda.com/least-flattering-pets/

Welcome to the hidden killers of the postwar home. (60 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EauvwU2iWFI

Neat machinery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89MJZThzL64

A British teevee factory in 1960.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzu7vpowHY

More Jessica Jones! I thought they canceled it after Season 2! I can’t wait! Best flawed low-rent self-loathing private detective superhero ever, at least in the first year.
https://laughingsquid.com/jessica-jones-season-3/

I’ll tell you what fucks this up: beeping out the F-word. Maybe that was the point. If so, well done. Well done anyway.
https://theawesomer.com/louis-cole-f-it-up/526090/

Tribal rituals among the Nacirema.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGLNtZ0rEg

A mostly-photo article about the making of Apocalypse Now.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2019/may/30/the-horror-apocalypse-now-unseen-in-pictures

The whole stupid family is there.
https://splinternews.com/the-whole-stupid-family-is-there-1835233604

I was thinking about Pogo, the musician, and wondering what happened to him after his manager screwed the tour paperwork up and got him banned from the U.S. Here’s his channel. He’s been busy and he’s still great. It’s been awhile; maybe he can come to the U.S. now, if he still wants to.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn-K7GIs62ENvdQe6ZZk9-w

From Pogo: I like this one best lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4_gElRkPjo

Oh, the poor honey. Awww.
https://www.boredpanda.com/loose-skin-cat-toby-ehlers-danlos-syndrome/

What the cats do when you don’t see. It’s just what you’d imagine: they walk around in the dark, which they can see in just fine, being adolescent and pissy and picking fights. It’s odd that we don’t see them killing anything here, because every cat kills tons of wildlife in its time. Maybe the camera around their neck puts them off that.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/researchers-strapped-video-cameras-16-cats-and-let-them-do-their-thing-here-s-what-they

Rerun: How much the cats kill.
https://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill

Tipu’s tiger.
https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2013/07/23/tipus-tiger/

Rerun: Giraffe sings Let’s Get It On.
https://chawedrosin.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/giraffe-sings-lets-get-it-on/

Women shoots rare black giraffe to make gun jackets out of its neck skin, and also giraffe hamburgers, to /save giraffes/, she says, laughing through remarkably nice teeth.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-hunter-tess-talley-has-no-regrets-about-viral-photo-of-slain-giraffe/

Beauty contests. Miss Perfect Posture, Miss Lovely Eyes, Miss Lobster Waitress, Zion Meats Sausage Queen, Miss Barstool Legs, Miss Fat (!), Diaper-Service-of-America Diaper Queen, Miss Bag-On-Head, Miss Marilyn Monroe Shape-Alike, Miss Ape (won a part in the original Planet of the Apes).
https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2012/12/27/unusual-retro-beauty-contests/

Peak nose. It’s a scientific term.
https://twentytwowords.com/totally-boop-able-noses-you-wont-be-able-to-resist/

Queen Harish. He was killed in a car accident last Sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6N4f6tn-mQ

Dust. Play?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-last-dance.html

“What I saw before the darkness.”
https://boingboing.net/2019/06/04/watch-an-ai-generated-human-fa.html

That’s rock and roll.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/serenade.html

The power of Pink Armadillo. (She can become a giant pink armadillo, roll down a hill and thwart evil’s truck trip.)
https://twitter.com/rabihalameddine/status/1124321456769212417

What.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Metal_Detector_User.jpg

The majestic flying boats. (48 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp4N-ETqfiI

Attempted ornithopter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwovm1FJ_Bo

Zeno’s pyramid.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/291

They’re not dead, they’re Force ghosts. Struck down, they have become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
https://www.reddit.com/r/tumblr/comments/96i3nq/be_kind/

“I’ll let myself in.” (45 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnmcRTnTNC8

And it’s a nice photo, but the boy’s head is so much bigger than the girls’ heads. It’s odd. Do they all coincidentally have tiny heads? Or is his head just immense. I really never used to notice how big or small someone’s head is, but now it’s everywhere, and it can’t be a new thing, because this photo is 120 years old. It probably goes back to the beginning, millions of years ago. People’s heads are just all different sizes, like apples or grapes or dogs or trucks, because of a different advantage or special use.
https://viewingthepast.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/scan0001.jpg

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch.

    “You know the old saying: When God closes the door he opens an oven.” -Ned

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-31) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Anne Maureen McKeating called from Toronto to talk about the Larry Spring electromagnetic science and stick figurine museum. Kay Rudin came in to talk about the Big Band show, and Redwood Mary saw her through the window, followed her in, and talked about saving the Redwoods, capitalistic industrial land spoliation, her bucolic childhood in New Jersey, sledding down grassy hills on cardboard boxes, and Polish as a first language. I got her to swear at me in Polish; you’ll like that. It doesn’t sound like swearing at all. Swearing in /Chinese/ sounds like swearing. Polish just isn’t all /barky/ like Chinese– or like U.S. English. I remember Biff Rose saying that Americans sound to the rest of the world like barking dogs. Alex Bosworth called from Fayetteville. He sort of honks rather than barks, though.

So many people– I didn’t get started reading in earnest until after 11, and I brought a huge stack of material, so there’s a lot left over to read next week.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A thrilling graph. And it’s currently Breast Neoplasm in the lead by a nose. (By number of scientific papers on the subject.)
https://twitter.com/Akivino1/status/1133232927314255872

Somewhat less thrilling graphs.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/wealth-inequality-in-us-updated.html

“Maybe the shadowy forces that control the world just want to believe, too.”
https://xkcd.com/2156/

Recording engineer driven nuts by mystery beep makes /HOLY SHIT/ discovery.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/29/musician-uses-audio-engineerin.html

Rerun: Superthunderstingcar is go. For fans of Thunderball XL-5, Thunderbirds, and Team America: World Police.
https://twitter.com/Akivino1/status/1133232927314255872

Transporter bridges.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/12/transporter-bridges.html

When toys tinkle and drop off the map.
https://laughingsquid.com/ford-mustang-hot-wheels-play-song-on-xylophone/

Demo of a new musical toy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFG5dk1GyRo

The Music Lab. Fun music science games.
http://themusiclab.org/

Landscapes D-Day and now.
https://apimagesblog.com/blog/2019/5/22/d-day-now-and-then

The clouds on Mars.
https://gizmodo.com/take-a-moment-to-admire-these-passing-clouds-on-mars-1835130793

About pingos, which are cool, but when I first saw the link of the word I was hit with a lame rush of rue for having lost a dream journal entry in 1998-or-99 titled /Tingo Fungee Hokking Noak/. Ah, ennui-ish regret over the tiniest of really unrelated things from literally entire pet lifetimes ago, the Frenchest of emotions.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/01/the-pingos-of-tuktoyaktuk.html

Bird theory.
http://www.amyoops.com/2011/01/bird-theory.html

Conservation of angular momentum.
https://theawesomer.com/angular-momentum-demo/525705/

29th anniversary of a seminal comic strip.
https://twitter.com/KenJennings/status/1134150657642967041

Meet the /theorbo/ of string instruments.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/27/This-Is-a-Theorbo/

Holiday for strings.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/holiday-for-strings.html

They’re not on skates or little electric Segways. They’re doing this by tippy-toe-ing at high speed. It doesn’t seem possible, but there it is. They train for this all their lives, then they have a narrow window of just a few working years to perform on stage and in public squares, and they’re retired when they’re too crippled and in pain to go on, as though they were old racehorses or greyhounds. It’s insane. Little skateboards, how about? Ball-heel novelty shoes. Anything would be more sensible than this. But it’s a tradition. And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is, and what God expects him to do. So.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/06/meet-russias-gravity-defying-answer-to.html

Evil Brain From Outer Space. (Complete film.)
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/evil_brain_from_outer_space

What.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/cc/6f/02/cc6f02a9a95293b1037060797df4612d–zoo-animals-wild-animals.jpg

Finger kaleidoscope dance.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/finger-kaleidoscope.html

In this ad for a brand of so-called /energy drinks/, the woman holding the baby is the wife of the particular foolhardy idiot who has to get some shmo standing nearby to yank his shoulder back into joint. “Just pull down.” “Okay.” “YAAAAAGHOOWWW.” Because he jumped off the cliff on his little bicycle, ya know, hey, what could go wrong? Grow up. Also, energy drinks make kids crazy. I know a man who was a perfectly okay boy, never took drugs, didn’t have any mental problems, and then he started drinking like six little cans of Red Bull every day and now he’s been in and out of jail for psychic breakdows his entire adult life. Because jail’s where they put you now when you go nuts and, like, stomp through a parking lot kicking all the cars, screaming at people, etc. Stay away from energy drinks. Just because something is legal and you can buy it doesn’t make it a good idea. And don’t ride your bicycle off a cliff. I’m not gonna tell you again. Don’t /make/ me get out of this chair. (In your mind, hear all that in Dr. Stephen Hawking’s voder voice.) (I probably should have told you that before.) (But this is /reading/. You can just go do it now. It’s right up there, half an inch away. Look. Look. Look where I’m pointing.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/inside-the-helmet-red-bull-rampage-2018/

Car.
https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/1955-ford-beatnik-bubbletop-this-bubble-roofed-custom-ford-is-strange-and-wonderful/

The vest-pocket ashtray and other dazzling wonders of our modern world.
https://books.google.com/books?id=ZScDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&rview=1&pg=PA60#v=onepage&q&f=false

Shanghai shops.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/71987651/NIGHTSHIFT

Cockatiel augmentation.
https://laughingsquid.com/cockatiel-paper-masks/

Forty solid minutes of Get A Mac ads, many of which were rejected by Steve Jobs and never run on the air because they made him chuckle and he didn’t like the feeling. No, he didn’t like the feeling at all.
https://news.avclub.com/justin-long-says-steve-jobs-rejected-some-im-a-mac-ad-1835035864

Fashion.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/its_murder_incredible_expressionist_dance_costumes_from_1920s

Fashion is danger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtAMJBACtc

Randy Rainbow’s latest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZYd3DrX-c

Improving movies by adding Godzilla.
https://film.avclub.com/heres-proof-that-every-movie-is-improved-by-adding-godz-1835131848

Boring machines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v014JKv22Gs

More amazing than a rocket launch: a rocket, freshly launched, zotted by lightning. But interest fades; the producers of these events have to keep upping the stakes. What next, after lightning? It’ll be Godzilla, watch. And /then/ what? Giant radio robots playing ice hockey on the moon. Something. I guess you can always top a thing with another thing, even an older thing; it all goes in cycles. I don’t know what I was worried about.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/28/watch-russian-rocket-struck-by.html

Choose your game. You have died. Play again?

    “They often call me Speedoo but my real name is Mister Earl.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-24) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Simone Giertz (say YEERTS), cured of brain cancer (by real medical science) and entirely herself and in her power again, back out in the world, is given the present of a /giant machine/ following the design of one of her first little famous projects, the chopping robot. This one can chop a whole washing machine in half, and bust up a used Burning Man tropical gazebo, and flay a grand piano into flinders. What a great day!
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/mega-giant-chopping-machine.html

Doctor as warrior.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-doctor-as-warrior.html

The vertical trebuchet. It’s perfectly all right to say /treb-yoo-SHET/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEpN5_31go

Philosophy emergency hotline.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/289

Radio Venus of 1939.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_radio_venus_of_1939

Barbershop quartet version of Baby Got Back.
https://theawesomer.com/baby-got-barbershop/525185/

I was thinking about the Elizabeth Montgomery /Bewitched/ nose-wiggle sound. I looked it up, and it’s just the high keys of a piano. Turning it up as far as this reveals all the low strings, too, vibrating along with the key-strikes. I can’t do that with my nose, but I can open and close my nostrils at will, and move individual toes indepently of the others. Not the smallest toes, though. And I can’t put my heels around behind my own head the way my stepbrother Mark could. And he could do pushups all day. Everybody’s different. We all have something to contribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_S7sWVm3Mw

Goofy ninja.
https://twitter.com/PsychologyDoc/status/1129111054745841664

When dogs eat bees.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/19/Funny-Swollen-Faces-of-Dogs-After-Eating-Bees/

Rerun: Moving the church. They really make a production of it.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-move-100-year-old-church.html

How to always win a coin toss.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/how-to-cheat-a-coin-flip.html

Explains a great deal.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-to-get-attention-without-attention-seeking/

Maybe /you’re/ the jerk.
http://catandgirl.com/no-man-is-a-jerk-island/

A two-dollar trick to stay alive, and get yelled SELFISH BITCH at.
https://qz.com/1620913/the-best-cycling-hack-is-a-pool-noodle/

Travel Oregon.
https://theawesomer.com/only-slightly-more-exaggerated/525163/

Mortado, the Human Fountain.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/mortado-human-fountain.html

This woman bought a 1957 Chevy in 1957 and she’s still driving it today.
https://laughingsquid.com/woman-shows-off-her-1957-chevy/

The first part of a five-year-old series about the Glass Age we’re in. And you can click through and learn more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OSBJwogFc

Body paint animals.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/body_paint_animals_of

What.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2019/02/shutterstock_559266193/lead_720_405.jpg

Every once in awhile when I’m doing the show from Juanita’s place she starts to snore a little –she’s asleep in bed right behind where I’m sitting, just a few feet away– and I stop reading and turn my microphone way up and show you how cute. This is like that, but the guy has one of those reverb-generating toy mics from the toy store, and a cat.
https://laughingsquid.com/snoring-cat-amplified-with-microphone/

A dog’s wish.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-dogs-wish.html

Rerun: The beatniks.
https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/art/burt-glinns-beat-scene/

I love this. Little family does /Was A Sunny Day/ with Dad on uke and kids and dog acting out the story. Not a cloud was in the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_dBnpwrXY

“So, in conclusion, my first [LSD] trip was beautiful hysterical unusual with a vein of anxiety running through it.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/22/video-my-first-acid-trip-wa.html

Bill Wurtz – I just did a bad thing.
https://theawesomer.com/i-just-did-a-bad-thing/507475/

“Complete failure. You should have spotted that a mile away. What am I paying you idiots for? Blast, he’s soaked my trunks.” Brutal, okay, for sufficiently small values of brutality.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/nigel-farage-brutally-assaulte.html

Speaking of brutality, that’d be the mass-child-grave cairn of stones top center, between the oven tents (fridge tents in winter).
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/20/fourth-guatemalan.html

These guys have a very successful series on the subject of toy flying things and related equipment. And they’re so enthusiastic about their project. Here’s a good place to start:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ILq0gq_zM

Life with ADHD.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Life-with-ADHD/

“I KEEL YOU! I KEEL YOU!”
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/05/photos-week-1/w29_RTX6UD6V/main_1500.jpg

Slow motion macro vortex.
https://theawesomer.com/slow-motion-macro-vortex/525586/

Barges, barges, let me go with you, I would like to sail the ocean blue.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/24/barges-strike-arkansas-river-d.html

Rerun: Aliens, the roller coaster ride. (15 min.)
https://theawesomer.com/aliens-roller-coaster/461540/

Jim Gibson sent me the link to this. It’s about innovation in artificial people.
https://www.ted.com/talks/doug_roble_digital_humans_that_look_just_like_us

And this. Scroll down to the video. Mona Lisa is at the end, if you want to skip to that.
https://newatlas.com/samsumg-ai-mona-lisa-photo-talking/59828/

(That all makes me think of the 2002 film /Simone/. Al Pacini, Catherine Keener, etc.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_(2002_film)

“By contrast, the swayback position and other similar moves create an anterior pelvic tilt, placing a lot of strain on the pelvis, says chiropractor Marshella Thomas of Midtown’s NYC Chiropractic Solutions.”
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/instagram-butt-model-admits-that-trendy-belfie-pose-is-hard-work

How sound works in rooms.
https://theawesomer.com/how-sound-works-in-rooms/525117/

Heliospheric current sheet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliospheric_current_sheet

Nothing weird at all about this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jemcsKh3vrc

Hey, Joe.
https://gizmodo.com/these-nazi-propaganda-leaflets-dropped-on-american-sold-5915305

Soviet teevees.
https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/05/soviet-televisions.html

Synthetische.
https://nerdcore.de/2019/05/22/synthetische-waelder/

These are the good years for Barb and me. A message from the Cotton Advisory Board.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_pepperell_family_on_cotton_cay

The ugliest fish.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/D7LpVMDWsAEWBwe-e1558552417409.jpg

So I was right. They’re not all just heads.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/22/The-Giant-Heads-of-Easter-Islands-Have-Bodies/

Underneath Springfield.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/22/watch-cycling-to-work-through.html

This seaweed makes me think of the view from the side of the underneath of Alax Proyas’ /Dark City/.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/magazine/rights-exempt/2019/06/sargasso-sea/sargasso-sea-fish-ocean-20.jpg

Sleeper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpptzB9qEA

Efficiency.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=052119

Neural network racing cars evolve.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/neural-network-racing-cars-around-track.html

And the Cape Vyatlina Russian Stonehenge stackers.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/24/Cape-Vyatlina-The-Russian-Stonehenge/

 

Der Yiddische-Yiddische kovboy.

    “We’ll get there. Don’t worry. Ya know, the people during the Blitz shook their fist at the skies and shouted, COME ON, YA ZULUS, DO YOUR WORST!'” -Commander Michael (Lucky Jack, Hendo) Henderson

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-17) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Dali! Scroll down to the demo video. “You like a selfie with Dali? But of course.”
https://uproxx.com/life/selfie-dali-museum-st-petersburg-florida-ai/

The soul crystal.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/reproduction.html

Finalists for the title of 1961 Culver City Fiesta La Ballona Queen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/culver_city_fiesta_la_ballona_queen

For people who like old train tracks. It’s peaceful. Except for the police siren that warns dogs off the track; that probably annoys people, but it’s better than squishing a dog in half. I backed over my employer’s old cat in the driveway once and it was terrible. Oh, jeez. So sad. Poor little Charlie.
https://theawesomer.com/minivan-railway/486426/

“Are you kidding? Yes, I left art school right after that.” “The Vatican didn’t accept it because I had put holes in the eyes. They asked me, Can you fill them in? You know, the Pope has a certain image to uphold. I said /no/.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMjXuKY_Zk

French movie car stunts. Kinetic. I recognize some of these. There’s a bit of Lucy in there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibu-BWdaTGs

That’s a 6 horsepower lawnmower motor. Kickass presentation, too.
https://jalopnik.com/wrenching-hero-installs-120-lawnmower-engine-into-dodg-1834692410

Sexy weasels in Renaissance art.
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Sexy-Weasels-in-Renaissance-Art/

Now’s the chance to do it. Why not?
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/05/03/notre-dame-glass-roof-spire-cathedral-miysis-studio/

The only drum solo your family will every need. (Besides that other one with the adorable little girl.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BNRvPVGqY

They grade. The beef.
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2019/05/09/collegiate-meat-judging-big-12-texas-tech-mark-miller-taylor-schertz

Frontier psychiatrist.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/frontier-psychiatrist.html

Literally put your nose on the black dot.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/magic-illusion/

How flying buttresses work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiX2amY7G-I

And Leon Russell invented liquid paper so he’s not only still alive (77 years old) but filthy rich and married to Bjork’s daughter Thistle.
https://xkcd.com/2149/

The terrible risk of vaccines.
https://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-high-is-risk-of-vaccine-side-effects.html

Here’s what’s going on every time a mosquito bites you. It’s not really /biting/. It’s drilling in a straw, injecting anticoagulant and all manner of contagion, and drinking your milkshake. Take a tip: when a mosquito is on you, control your smite reaction and let it finish. The amount of blood lost is negligible. Let it suck out all the bad stuff it just stuck in you. When it slowly, drunkenly flies away, /that’s/ when to clap your hands together and make an end of it. Then wash your hands, don’t just wipe them on your pants. And never touch your own eye, nor use another person’s toothbrush or woodwind mouthpiece. Eating while sitting on the toilet is fine, though. The toilet might be the cleanest place in your house; it’s way cleaner than a grocery trolley or gas nozzle or computer keyboard.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2019/05/how-a-mosquito-finds-and-pierces-a-blood-vessel/

Saxophone deliverance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDovDcFPWRE

Bjork.
https://theawesomer.com/bjork-tabula-rasa/524099/

Another thing to show your idiot friend who insists astrology isn’t bullshit.
https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/why-planets-go-retrograde.html

The latest in Alyssa Limperis’ this is my mom series. Click the sound on.
https://twitter.com/alyssalimp/status/1126895460054994944

Phone accessories of the old days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3RaCer964U

“Courtney now boasts a 59-inch bottom.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/fabulous/4247215/model-59-inch-bum-begs-doctor-help-illegal-fillers-injected-plumping-parties-side-effects/

This one can queef at will. I guess it’s like Janis Joplin said: You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world. And then Howard says, “Ya know, I was watching you, you remind me of a pool pump.” Exactly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjcONOVjjs

The ladies will just love it.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/the-ladies-will-just-love-geor.html

Gallery of props and production stills and drawings from Forbidden Planet up for auction. And don’t call me Shirley.
https://newatlas.com/props-forbidden-planet-auction/59625/

And then, “The system isn’t broken. It was designed that way.”
https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/bpiqyb/seems_about_right/

De nuovo il canto di trionfo del Porcellino Rosso.

    “A pig who doesn’t fly is just an ordinary pig.” -Sophocles

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2019-05-10) KNYO and KMEC Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to enjoy. (Left-click for instant-play. Right-click to download.) And thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with the latest show and also other ones going back about a couple of years. And you can go to Links To Recorded Audio, see above, and hear older shows yet.

Besides all that, here are links to further worthwhile educational and/or sensational items that I set aside for you while gathering last night’s show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Demo of a clever animation technique based on rivers of scooters and riders.
https://theawesomer.com/multiverse/523835/

The world below.
https://theawesomer.com/the-world-below/509218/

Art.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/myths_of_the_near_future_the_collage_artwork_of_julien_pacaud

Should the Avengers impeach Thanos?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/endgame-should-the-avengers-i.html

Fixed. They should just drop this section over the original; it’s way better.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/obi-wan-vs-darth-fixed.html

Fourteen Montreal artists each imagine a pinball machine in their own style. I like the tiger one.
https://theawesomer.com/mtl-pinball/523209/

Oh, the Dimensions You’ll Go.
https://www.cbr.com/superheroes-childrens-books-gallery/

Giangrade – Free to Roam.
https://theawesomer.com/giangrande-free-to-roam/523210/

In short: The woman wants to show off eating a live octopus, which brings it near her face. Oh, dear. Oh, well. See what that feels like, honey? (This reminds me of a video I saw years ago of a delighted creepy-happy family, children, old people, regular grownups, all laughing their heads off as they cut up and serve to each other a live octopus in a loud, crowded restaurant. Let me try to find that…*)
http://shanghaiist.com/2019/05/08/chinese-live-steamer-tries-to-eat-octopus-alive-nearly-gets-her-face-ripped-off/

*I can’t find it. Did I only imagine it or dream it? But I found /this/. The little girl doesn’t want it, and I think it’s more than just the yuck factor. I think she’s doing some sophisticated ethical calculations here. I think she’s wondering if the big people might do that to /her/, which is a perfectly reasonable concern. I think she’s /imagining/ them doing it to /her/. Look at her face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcICk4FbPt4

“Just radioactive enough.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2019/05/cold-cream-ad.html

What tattoo?
https://petapixel.com/2018/07/09/wet-plate-photography-makes-tattoos-disappear/

“We took off and then lightning struck the plane,” he said.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9008902/russia-plane-emergency-landing-airport/

The wreck in the meadow.
https://www.deviantart.com/fantasio/art/Forgotten-Spaceship-at-the-Meadow-796757651

Athens, Greece.
https://vimeo.com/305483837

The story of the cruel mother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXrgUjg8H0

Kiwi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

Fish eats birds out of the air.
https://www.theava.com/archives/101187

I don’t know if you ever saw the gentle triumphant animated short /The Man Who Planted Trees/, but this is just like that, except in real life:
https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/

The Man Who Planted Trees. (30 min.)
https://vimeo.com/19426214

The myth of the immortal white snake.
https://laughingsquid.com/chinese-myth-of-immortal-white-snake/

What do you mean, /WTF are those?/ It’s s slug bridge. You never seen a slug bridge before?
https://twitter.com/JoshFessel/status/1126121702977617921

Recipe cards. “Defibrillated lover carcass with Mexican ditch graby and Hats Off On Sunday peas.”
https://seanreynard.wordpress.com/recipe-cards/

Other periodicals.
https://www.sciencealert.com/think-periodic-tables-all-look-the-same-think-again

It’s nice to watch an expert do something expertly and explain as he goes. (20 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7daGYXk6Fo

Neural network finishes your story for you.
https://talktotransformer.com/

A neat way of playing chess that I think kids would like a lot. There would be a heated discussion the whole time. It’s like the story in /Fool For Love/ by Sam Shepard.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2019/05/10/alice-chess/

For people who like trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqgdZMTkV9Y

For people who like barbershop quartets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVWPJw6gGE

And for the /tooth arrangement/ award, a shark that can /eat and breathe at the same time/, and even /clamp down on a man’s leg and not break the skin/, ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/port-jackson-shark.html

Adjust Zuckerberg’s smile.
https://terkelg.github.io/zuckerberg.smile/

The breath of a nation.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_breath_of_a_nation

I just like everything about this presentation. I like the setup, I like that you have to click to another site to find the /educational/ punchline, and I like the choice of comical video to drive the ethical point to today’s real life idiotic political extreme. Hat’s off. Wonderful.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2019/05/difficult-ethical-conundrum-or-not.html

Lighnin’ Hopkins – Mojo Hand. What does he spit out at the end? Is that a tooth?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keQR4_7DBnM

A Yiddish tango.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSFSYqqfOk

How we get clarinets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQprUXwFs8

Bellicorum instrumentorum liber cum figuris – BSB Cod.icon. 242, Venedig, 1420 – 1430 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 242].
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00013084/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&seite=129&pdfseitex=

Brian Eno lazily noodling on a string synthesizer. Cool video.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/new-song-from-brian-enos-for.html

Homemade Rock ’em Sock ’em robots of cardboard, tongue depressors and bottle tops.
https://theawesomer.com/diy-rockem-sockem-robots/523252/

Smoking hot redhead physicist Suzy Sheehy explains trapping particles in an accelerator by showing a physical Paul trap.
https://theawesomer.com/ball-wont-fall/523256/

Central Florida’s most /beautiful/ nudist resort.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/watch-a-1980s-promotional-vide.html

On the one hand, funny, as in /ha ha, who cares?/ Everything is just entertainment anymore. But look again: who eats a Mister Softy with a spoon?
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/man-enjoys-ice-cream-as-street.html

Brought to you by Esquire Boot Polish, the polish that puts a looking-glass shine on /your/ shoes.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/masquerade_party

When a byproduct or rather side-effect of what you’re doing is cooler than what you were shooting for in the first place.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/glitch-in-the-matrix.html

Why train wheels are conical and on rigid axles.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/06/so-this-is-why-train-wheels-ar.html

Head to toe imaginary computer generated people.
https://boingboing.net/2019/05/07/company-uses-ai-to-generate-wh.html

What sorcery is this? Ow, fuck. Ow.
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2019/04/photos-week-5/w29_RTX6TA7A/main_1500.jpg

Tony Pastor, /Oh, Marie/. It looks like the same set they used for Solid Potato Salad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4PuPR1gRs

And the full English-translated script of Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta) (Crimson Pig). If you have a choice, get the one Michael Keaton voiced. The other English-dubbed version is like anything with a Capissen 38 engine.
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/porco/script_porco_en_r.txt