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A little something to take the edge off.

     “He won! He beat you at your own game!” “So he did.” “He’ll save me! I know he will!” “Never. No-one has ever survived the Seven Curses of Lodak! That was only the first.” “Oh, you!”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-11-17) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Acting teacher, pianist and playwright Dan Kozloff came by at the beginning of the show to get the video of his and his students’ new play that I shot on Wednesday, and he was persuaded to stick around to talk for a few minutes. And I had contact last week with Charles Cornelius Tyler, lead singer of the old Community School band /DADA/ (early 1980s). Um, here’s his SoundClick page, so there’s some rather newer Charles Tyler music in the show for a break or two. It’s a seven-hour show; many things happen in it, and almost all of them surprising, educational and wonderfully good for you. Wow.

This show ran on KNYO fine, but a little before 1am Jerry told me that KMEC was still playing reggae music. It turned out to be a simple technical glitch. Sid Cooperider emailed me today and explained what went wrong. So that’s solved. Next week, at midnight Friday night, the annual Memo of the Air: Thorgellen show will be picked up in progress as usual, as will the show the week after that, and so on. Thanks be to Sid. May Sid be with you. /And also with you./

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A real place on the real Earth.
http://mymodernmet.com/iceland-jokulsarlon-beach-icebergs-water-trails/

A 100-megapixel photograph of the moon. Save it and do whatever you want with it. Zoom in and in and in. Rub it on yourself, whatever, that’s your business. It’s a real place, falling around the real Earth.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4442/36165171112_4e40ddd5bf_o_d.jpg

“Donald Trump slimed me.”
https://www.alternet.org/media/watch-16-women-tell-their-heartbreaking-stories-sexual-assault-trump

Oh, my.
https://theawesomer.com/oh-my/454098/

Can you hear the difference in sound between a $300 flute and a $20,000 flute? Because /I/ can’t, and neither can the concert flautist tested in the video. So, so far, apparently flutes and electric guitars and bass guitars are just like wine, where all you have to do is change the color a little bit or fake a label, and no-one ze wiser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHMFdks4CGg

Aaaaaah!
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/13/Watch-245-People-Jump-Off-A-Bridge/

Sharks attack submarine.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/11/sharks-attack-submarine.html

Boing.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/pitbulls-at-play/

Loop marble run.
https://theawesomer.com/loop-marble-run/454242/

This young man made and flew model airplanes. Why not make a big one and fly /in/ it? Why not, indeed?
https://laughingsquid.com/homemade-electric-ultralight-airplane/

There are more in this series. I love this.
https://laughingsquid.com/57-years-apart/

A steel ring.
https://theawesomer.com/rolling-a-steel-ring/453826/

Smoke, sea salt, dust. Look for the Oregon and California fires. (Smoke is shown in white.)
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/16/nasa-simulation-of-this-year.html

It’s so cold and it’s so deep and it’s bloody /crawling/ with life.
https://theawesomer.com/1000-meters-antarctica/453653/

My favorite is the Healing Grid.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/514964/10-award-winning-optical-illusions-and-brain-puzzles

Which kiss makes you more uncomfortable?
http://willzone.tumblr.com/image/167272931580

And that’s why they call it a /popular/ tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK21zlz1sMg

Another new kind of dance, in France.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4skNcjGZsr0

A new kind of car ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIXp-DnWmMY

I used to do this with pencils and things, in grammar school. Not quite so loudly, but very like this, to similar mixed laughter and embarrassed consternation.
https://laughingsquid.com/teddy-bear-tries-to-deliver-drinks/

Photo enhancing software.
https://mymodernmet.com/photo-enhancing-software-lets-enhance/

The red specter.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-red-spectre.html

And if you want a visceral understanding of Georges Méliès and his films, you could do worse than to see /Hugo/. (Did you know that Kevin McLeod of Incompetech made music for /Hugo/?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_(film)

Shirley Temple sings death metal. In case you need a visceral understanding of Shirley Temple films.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/11/shirley-temple-singing-a-death.html

I’m tired of the fad of people saying /Oh, HELL, no/ (or the way they write it now, here in the stupid future: oh hell no, or OH HELL NO, or even O HEL NO (which is technically historically correct). But it’s the perfect title for this because these guys are fucking idiots.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/riding-the-ridge/

A new kind of robot dance.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/11/dancer-and-industrial-robot-perform.html

Infinite A.I.-generated anime characters.
https://theawesomer.com/infinite-anime-characters/454243/

“With technology we have right now.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipTO_7mUOw

Beware of vaccines.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/beware-of-vaccines/

They should always have to do something like this for the Star Spangled Banner song. Everybody who just stands there and sings is being /incredibly/ lazy and disrespectful.
https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/789970623871279104

Geese.
https://laughingsquid.com/10000-snow-geese-taking-flight-together/

Iron powder, glitter, paint, magnets.
https://theawesomer.com/matereality/454100/

And an interesting night.
https://theawesomer.com/the-night-i-dance-with-death/453984/

 

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The lie your character believes.

     “Et sinceram orationem ex adventicio fulget, et vir pauper, tristis es, o rex: tyrannosaurus, sui alicula subornatus, usque ad nasum, booger.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-11-10) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

An unpacking of just crates and crates of interesting material, including a letter and a call from death-defying daredevil Alex Bosworth. The genesis of Elly Cooney’s outlook on life and otherwise. Three chapters from John Passyka’s autobio. Major Mark Scaramella on the subject of a disgruntled subscriber. Rex Gressett, Cindy Richards, Scott Peterson. Flynn Washburne chased through a pear orchard by zombies! Mickey Chalfin, John Redding… Look at this, there’s so much here. And also another in the series of Jerry Philbrick’s entertaining because goofily wrongheaded angry rants. It takes all kinds, it really does.

Zeke’s story confused me as to how to read it, depending on links to other things and images that didn’t come with the text I had, so I did the best I could but soon gave up. I’m sorry. Next week’s show he’ll call at 1am and read it himself and no doubt it will all make perfect sense.

At about 3am, near the end of the show, before /Murder! At! Midnight!/, is a collection of nightmares donated by readers to AtlasObscura, including, “The corpse of Ethel Mertz rose up out of the dirt and came after me. GAH!”

(From the tangled nest of Wikipedia articles about /I Love Lucy/: “Ethel Mae Mertz is the middle-aged landlady of Lucy Ricardo. Ethel was born in 1905 and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico (episode #113). She is married to Fred, with whom she had a career in vaudeville. Ethel and Lucy are close friends, habitually scheming together; Ethel is generally the voice of reason as a counterpart to Lucy’s hare-brained ideas.”) Did you know Fred and Ethel had a career in vaudeville? I didn’t know that. Also the actors who played them, Will Frawley and Vivian Vance, could not stand each other. Vivian Vance was in every way a professional. She’d show up ready to work, with her lines down cold. Will Frawley would be smoking and drinking and listening to ball games with his feet up in the dressing room when not wandering around messing everybody up and being a dick about everything. The on-screen bickering and attitude between them was realistic because real. The comical micro-expressions of revulsion that can’t be faked or paid for.

Furthermore, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Four wonderful musical instruments in no particular order of size or complexity, although the last one is a doozy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAJj3OdWH3U

Handbell choirs are kinetic and wild and this video points that out better than the usual static video shot from next to the exit in the back. It grabs you up. If it inspires you, there’s a handbell choir right in Fort Bragg, that you can join.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOGjgVygSg

The model book of calligraphy.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-model-book-of-calligraphy-1561-1596/

Colorful photographs of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. (The night shots are toward the bottom.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/11/color-photos-of-the-1939-new-york-worlds-fair/545087/

Rubber face, projectile rubber fist. I like the sound of the video just left looping. Also, scroll down for splashy dancing molten caramel person.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/04/Rubber-Face-Gets-Hilariously-Pummeled-By-Rubber-Fist/

Soviet paratrooper training, 1973.
https://twitter.com/sovietvisuals/status/921538840900308992

What they carried.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/416653403004252858

Animals and plants.
http://hifructose.com/2017/10/27/the-gouache-paintings-of-illustrator-bill-mayer/

A new kind of dance. In France.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/11/11/he-who-falls/

It reminds me an old science fiction short story about people living on a tilting platform, whose name and writer escape me, though I think it was called /On the Platform/, and of a somewhat less old book by Stephen Baxter: /Raft/. And of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CTesYaduBA

Honey badger cannot be contained.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/09/houdini-honey-badger-escapes-e.html

The door in the kitchen. (Several pages.)
http://www.terror-town.com/stories/4

Carved books.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/06/guy-laramee-bird-portrait-book-carvings/

Sure, why not?
https://newatlas.com/vincent-callebaut-5-farming-bridges/52012/#gallery

These things can run literally billions of billions of billions of cubic miles. They’re bigger than all our problems but considerably less dense and so very far away from our petty squabbles and racisms and peevish atomic bombs and simply pretty, not to mention their being nurseries of eventual planets and moons and life of their own. Our immortal machine descendants will go there one day, and also everywhere else, if we can just get our shit together in the next crucial little while.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/05/relaxing-video-on-awe-inspirin.html

Gravitational waves.
https://vimeo.com/234429201

Big dog. (Scroll down.)
https://www.demilked.com/vivian-dachshund-giant-wiener-dog-photoshop-mitch-boyer/

How a Basset hound herds sheep.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/basset-hound-is-unlikely-sheep-dog.html

Ad for weed both perfectly parodies prescription drug ads and advertises actual company and service.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/09/cannabis-ad-brilliantly-parodi.html

Of course it’s because the camera has a 24Hz electronic shutter and this isn’t what you see when you’re there, but it’s still cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENITui5_jU

Russian BDSM Barbie accessory sets.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_safe_word_is_barbie_kinky_doll-sized_bdsm_furniture_accessories_from_ru

Giant Calaisian steam dragon puppet.
https://twitter.com/Steampunk_T/status/927637345494556673

The Aberdeen Bestiary.
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/

Capitalism.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=110517

Trayvon Martin’s mother has a few words for you. And a petition to sign to stop two cynical companies from profiting from encouraging murder. The petition is to the companies, though, to please stop doing something profitable just because they can get away with it, so good luck with that. /I/ signed it.
https://stopmurderinsurance.org/

Iceland.
https://vimeo.com/239848449

Another for your collection of images explaining how religion works.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=110617

Do any of these situations fit you, and if so, which ones, and in what (decreasing) order? For me it’s number 8, then /maybe/ 3, and then 4. But 8, for sure, and not just at night in bed but every waking ten minutes and often in dreams, all the time. I don’t think that’s necessarily being an introvert; I think it’s just a consequence of having a memory and not being torpid. You’re active in the world, you say things, you do things; some of them are mortifying at the time and even more so in retrospect; the older you get the bigger the ledger grows, and then it’s /ow, ow, ow, stop thinking that/.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/introvert-comics_us_59fb8559e4b01b47404947d7

Honking bluesmaster in tiger-striped footie pyjamas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDA67dX3vEo

Here’s the same kid a year later, at 11 years old.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18-nk2eLp4

The best kind of school science teacher. People like this guy and Physics Girl (Dianna Cowern) are saints of teaching, to me.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/07/high-school-physics-teacher-sh.html

Animated art installations.
https://vimeo.com/231737519

How to turn your public argument into performance art.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/05/art-therapy-fictional-self-help-guide-titles-painted-by-johan-deckmann/

Lucky Ducky.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/lucky-ducky-finally-benefits-f.html

Rerun: Dog of Wisdom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UmfqFjpl0

Another classy beatboxing Korean kid.
https://theawesomer.com/bigman-dont-love/452867/

Japanese ad for milk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPel8Wecjw

I’ve always been both afraid of and admiring of street performers because of how brash and confident they are. My favorite here is the squeaking Charlie Chaplin-like person at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6SC37kMlkI

Also admiring, but /not/ afraid, of this robot-dance guy, and the hula hoop girl right after him. Hmm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjzXZ-vPSs8&t=6m24s

I love these people. Good for these people for breeding; most other people, not so much.
http://www.neatorama.com/neatobambino/2017/11/04/Loving-Parents-Sing-One-Day-To-Their-Adorable-Little-Baby/

Immigrants are us.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/stop-trumps-immigration-agenda/

See white supremacist spokesperson Richard Spencer given a /chance/ and then accurately declared too ridiculous to interview.
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/richard-spencer-too-stupid-to.html

Müdslide.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28914/mudslide-swiss-town/

Jupiter.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/136797589@N04/sets/72157687076314492/

A bunch of white people in movie dance scenes loosely cut to Booker T. and the MGs’ /Green Onions/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQgftmOeK_c

An attractive toy.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/12/ugears-self-propelled-diy-mechanical-models/

What the different kinds of bass guitars sound like all pushed together. To my ear, there are really only two kinds: fretted and fretless.
https://theawesomer.com/25-bass-solo/453113/

Big.
https://laughingsquid.com/giant-animals-and-tiny-humans/

Big and little at the same time. For a little while more, there are still a few jobs, doing this, but soon it’ll all be entirely imaginary.
https://laughingsquid.com/blade-runner-2049-miniatures-weta-workshop/

A thrilling model rocket project. A 1/10 scale Saturn V.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E4-60ZsaPo

Meow. (You might have to deliberately click the sound on.)
https://twitter.com/planetepics/status/923459198763008002

I am here.
https://vimeo.com/241250068

The Bergsberg boat: the Infant, Male, Pollock, Francis.

     “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” -Epicurus, 33 A.D.

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-11-03) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Furthermore, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

“A generative adversarial network combines two neural networks engaged in a zero-sum competition. The result is a form of unsupervised machine learning that can produce imaginary celebrities like the ones shown in this one-hour video.” (This is what I read you the long tech article about.)
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/31/hypnotic-video-of-imaginary-ce.html

Nature red in tooth and fin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOarcL1BSc

That’s a flat ceiling, there. (Click on image to enlarge. And again.)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sant_ignazio_ceiling.jpg

The fabulous Filter Queen “massage” vibrator (vacuum cleaner hose attachment).
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/filter_queen_vibrator

The Forte Handbell Quartet.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-forte-handbell-quartet.html

The silence of Dr. Phil.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/30/dr-phil-with-all-the-talking.html

In space no one can hear you scream.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SPAAAAACE-e1509550088826.png

Beautiful radio dials of old.
http://www.johngrimwade.com/blog/2017/05/25/radio-displays/

Behold the Peter Frampton of 1958.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHlmsMhcdrM

Those are high-voltage neon discharge display tubes from old Russian nuclear power plant controls. I declare this the coolest wristwatch ever, even though you have to take it off and charge it up every seven minutes of actual use.
https://theawesomer.com/nixie-horizonte-watch/451965/

The latest People Are Awesome compilation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKBbT1ciGR4

God of lies. (This covers eight pages. Look for the next-page button.)
http://oglaf.com/godoflies/1/

A new kind of waterslide. What could possibly go wrong?
https://theawesomer.com/slidewheel-water-slide/452065/

A new kind of bullfighting.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/11/bull-flighter/

It’s like a dream. This is real.
https://theawesomer.com/1945-dashcam-footage/452447/

It’s like a nightmare. This too is real.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42466-everything-is-terrible

Video games are different from the way they started out, you know, with Pong and like that.
https://theawesomer.com/detroit-become-human-trailer/452294/

Here’s the guy in 1909. I saw him last week in Cloverdale; he has a pushwagon and a lop-eared dog with a bandanna for a collar. It’s the same guy, though. Think of the things he must have seen in his long life, both in this world and the spirit world.
https://imgur.com/Wb1ofm5

The 1939 RCA TRK-9 is my favorite. Or the 1948 Crosley Spectator. Or the 1949 Sonora “The Sphinx” with magnifier. Or the 1953 Zenith G2355. I’ll stop now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1BdQcJ2ZYY

The bones of ancient knuckleheads.

     “Joan fails to comprehend the nature of her personal entrapment. Her attempts to seek out false alternatives that harm her potential for true independence lead to escalating patterns of supernatural chaos and violence. The original nightmares emerged from her uneasy relationship with her boorish husband. But they also take on a sinister form of development as a result of her flirtation with a world of witchcraft which is as stifling and conformist as the deadly world she seeks escape from.” -The Sun

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-10-27) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

A seven-hour show. A pretty good one, even though I somehow misplaced half an hour of material, including a story by Eleanor Cooney. There’s always next week. The novel /El Sereno/ by Jay Frankston reached the end this show with Chapter 38. John Passyka sent a story of the giant pet owl he raised from a tiny baby. Scott Peterson, in part three of a series, expunged his demons regarding Project Sanctuary and the Anderson Valley Advertiser. Zeke Krahlin told a story about a friendly lonely werewolf and his friendly lonely friend. Lanny Cotler called and talked about his service in Vietnam, books he wrote, movies he made, the /radio station in Willits he begat/ (KLLG). Peter Lit’s diplomatic take on Jerry Philbrick’s angry racist right-wing rants. Some letters about Measure B, pro and/or con. History, science, creepy snark, recipes for both disaster and what H. Beam Piper’s Little Fuzzies would call /wunnafuru foog/. It’s a lot to digest.

Furthermore, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

(But first, a few words on Halloween from the fine people at Landover Baptist Church.)

The infernal cauldron (Melies, 1903).
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-infernal-cauldron-1903/

Beautiful time-lapse rain clouds.
https://theawesomer.com/monsoon-iv/451112/

Some Hubble photos you might not have seen.
https://newatlas.com/hubble-messier-catalog-gallery/51839/

Finally, the truth about JFK.
http://img.fark.net/images/cache/850/J/JZ/fark_JZoiDTdzkJkHTBKlgkDv5Z8e-XE.jpg?t=qHXz7K-6duJ6ixkRW8HW-Q&f=1509336000

A time-travel movie that I’d recommend to anyone, that the latest partial reveal of JFK assassination files reminded me of so I looked it up again. A little boy saw Jackie Kennedy in tears on teevee, imprinted on her, became obsessed with her and her sorrow. He grew up and got old and invented time travel to undo the murder and those tears, and to dance with her in a hotel room, he in his space suit, she in her little pillbox hat and delicate heels. It’s very well thought through. It’s a fine, satisfying film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timequest_(film)

A rundown of time travel in fiction, speaking of thinking it through.
https://laughingsquid.com/time-travel-in-fiction/

The haunted toaster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSwnWw65Wo

The weatherperson mummy dance thing, that I knew nothing about until now, not having seen a weather man on teevee in many years. Apparently they all have a mummy now, and they all dance the dance.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/curse-of-dancing-mummy.html

These colorful young women are all long dead of old age and so they won’t mind you examining them and enjoying your creepy little fantasy at their expense. That’s a fact, you lecherous weirdo. (I’m projecting, probably.)
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/breathtakingly_beautiful_autochromes_from_the_early_1900s

A peach of a shave.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/follies_of_the_madmen_331

You broke my heart. Stop it. Stop it. Ow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeKDDP0Fv0E&t=0s

This is our world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz4DvDG_gg

Dinosauria. (Click image to activate zoom and navigation.)
https://www.popchartlab.com/products/dinosauria

A chart for design workers to help you decide: should you work for free? It’s big. Move over to start at the center.
http://www.shouldiworkforfree.com/

Penn & Teller 30 years ago on SNL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwkmgqbYXdE

Hey, Max! Max the Piano Player! Jesus, Max, look at this! When I win the lottery, I’m gonna buy this for you. Some things about this future are not bad at all.
https://theawesomer.com/spectrasonics-keyscape/451238/

A disturbing trick. I know that when it’s said, “Well played, sir,” most of the time what that means is, in episodic endless competition, “Grrr, you win /this/ time, ya bastard,” but sometimes it just means, Well played, sir. It’s admiration for a trick well played.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-Y17HCK0k

“When the water pressure equalized, nine of the eleven sunken barges popped up like corks in a bathtub. The drilling operation and the underground salt mine were complete losses.”
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/10/oil-drilling-environmental-disaster.html

Her bathing suit never got wet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ake5zUALFI

Rule, Britannia. Britannia rule the waves. Britains never, never, never shall be slaves.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4474/23963083028_0ed6370f79_b.jpg

Fashion.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/meet_the_woman_who_photographed_frida_kahlo_the_kennedys_elizabeth_taylor

The day will come.
http://s1.b3ta.com/host/creative/2641/1509041112/jfk.jpg

Video shark tank surprise. (It says right on it not to touch the glass.)
https://laughingsquid.com/virtual-shark-tank-suprise/

Fox and whale.
https://theawesomer.com/fox-and-the-whale/450722/

Advanced dominotics.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/10/domino-tricks.html

Just an inventor/entrepreneur sitting, waiting for her first customer.
https://imgur.com/BdNtQa4

Brits getting ready to go 1,000 mph on wheels. Click for the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/bloodhound-supersonic-car-first-public-tests/51937

This is a short version of the thrilling 11-year-old documentary film about getting the Spirit rover to Mars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRCIzZHpFtY

This is Mars, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWuUSX8639o

This is Earth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlI8r3nNUVw

A toy train ride.
https://theawesomer.com/g-scale-model-train-ride/450964/

Bike ride. Be sure to scroll down to the vertiginous scrotum-retracting video and full-screen it.
https://theawesomer.com/red-bull-rampage-2017/450944/

Ruben Bolling’s latest /Super-Fun-Pak Comix/.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/25/super-fun-pak-comix-feat-fra.html

The eyes have it.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/oct/24/giving-blind-people-back-their-sight-vision-in-pakistan-in-pictures

Using a timer circuit and a single tiny light to synchronize 10,000 fireflies. Kind of like playing God. But so is Bactine, and owning a dog, and painting the flowers in the spring, and ordering the sun to come up, so.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/10/26/some-enchanted-evening-4/

Nature nurture science art.
http://catandgirl.com/brackets/

Four play.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/10/26/four-play/

Complete the University of British Columbia candy survey. For science.
https://survey.ubc.ca/s/candyhierarchy2017/

Redacted.
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/redacted

Achewood on the good old days, and on alcoholism.
https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/achewood-on-the-good-ol-days-alcoholism/

It turns out that anything can be a sexy halloween costume.
http://img.fark.net/images/cache/850/8/84/fark_84vUrqj5GFLk517JHbEa5RbvrXQ.jpg?t=RE5zL88Y79bJihUUhe-dYQ&f=1509336000

Do da-doh. Doo-da doh da-doh. That’s what they sound like, the idiot humans who locked me in this tiny pool alone when I can swim seventy miles an hour, so I go back and forth, back and forth all day. /Fuck!/ Do da doh da ho da do, human, one day you’ll get yours, you’ll see.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/24/beluga-whale-imitating-human-s.html

An incredibly cruel trick. Jesus, this is awful. I’m gonna spoil it for you by pointing out that the pranksters are lucky no-one instinctively lashed out and bounced that little girl off the wall. Or had a heart attack or a seizure.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-elevator-horror.html

Worse.
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5IOSVhfG79U

Same thing, basically, but at least these people knew what they signed up for. (Haunted house flash photos.) This might be a good tool for sorting people into appropriate occupations. For example, the ones whose natural reaction to startling danger is to move /toward/ it, to protect the others– those might become good policewomen or soldiers. The ones who cringe, clutch cowardly at anyone nearby and throw them between themselves and danger– those might make, oh, I dunno, generals and presidents and really anyone at any level of the chain of command in a corporation.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nightmaresfearfactory/with/36321772060/

Isn’t that always the way.
https://i0.wp.com/media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/comics-for-a-strange-world-1.jpg

Una escalera de serpientes.
http://mymodernmet.com/mark-laita-photography-snakes/

Un rey de ratas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king

“Adrift machine.”
https://theawesomer.com/adrift-machine-9/451242/

All 764 (so far) songs Bob Dylan ever recorded, in chronological order, in a Spotify playlist.
https://open.spotify.com/user/1255493316/playlist/5WpGstZSOIQDZ3nRyC29gP

Nikola Tesla’s FBI file. Minus the parts they’re still deciding on the national security concerns about. Time travel and death rays and fleets of flying saucers, and like that. Things we’re not ready for.
https://vault.fbi.gov/nikola-tesla/Nikola%20Tesla%20Part%2001%20of%2003/view

A compendium of Demonology and Magick.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/compendium-of-demonology-and-magic-ca-1775/

And, for fans of fonts, a fountain of fancy fonts. Go on, say it five times, fast.
https://getflourish.github.io/anatomy-of-typefaces/app/

 

Small things burn up, big things burn down.

     “BeamNG.drive is a driving simulator that’s acquired a cult following due to its uncannily realistic modeling of soft-body physics. YouTube is full of crash videos created with it: the thanato-erotic Ballardian lure of mangled automobiles, but with mercilessly bad electronic dance music.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-10-20) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

An unusually large number of locally written stories in this show. Alex Bosworth returned from the dead again. There’s Mitch Clogg, Jay Frankston, Todd Walton, Scott Peterson, Ezekiel Krahlin, Major Mark Scaramella, Charlie Engel, John Passyka, Rex Gressett, Flynne Washburne, Bret Bengston, Louis Bedrock, Skip Taube, and more, and dammitall, look at that, they’re all of the oppressive patriarchy. I didn’t notice that when it was happening. How did that happen? Wait, no: Mary Cesario, Alice Chouteau… hmm. Knowing is half the battle; I’ll put out some more bait. Chocolate, women like chocolate, that’s the ticket, I saw it in Star Trek.

Anyhow, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The mad doctor.
https://theawesomer.com/the-mad-doctor/450036/

Theater sets 100 years ago.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/10/the-spectacular-sets-of-early-20th.html

Images of the Dogville set. Dogville, that’s America, right there. An unforgettable story with a fiery end.
http://tinyurl.com/ImagesOfDogvilleSet

Fancy birds.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/10/fancy-birds-by-leila-jeffreys.html

Further murmurations of starlings.
https://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-starling-murmuration-video-is-the-most-stunning-iv-1679901420

Just saying.
http://wondermark.com/c1352/

This fucking farce goes on and on and on.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/10/19/disaster-victims-cant-get-enough-of-donald-trump/

How we got saxophones before the advent of saxophone-making robots.
https://laughingsquid.com/sesame-street-tour-of-saxophone-factory/

“The thanato-erotic Ballardian lure of mangled automobiles, but with mercilessly bad electronic dance music.”
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/19/cult-driving-simulator-generat.html

Soundboard of Halloween sounds. Fun!
https://www.halloweensoundboard.com/

Samples labeled by music style.
http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html

Toy jet radio controlled airplane goes 450 mph! And it doesn’t look like it has a camera. Think of the skill involved in flying it.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a28634/fastest-rc-plane-450-mph

The beginning.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-beginning.html

Read the man’s shirt and note what he’s lounging his butt on. Also he just lays his beer down on the astroturf instead of holding it over his heart. Tch.
https://deadspin.com/jets-fan-who-stands-for-national-anthem-sits-on-america-1819512033

Behind the scenes at the Oscars 2009.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vLVbhuzWOk&t=121s

Right in front of the scenes with Alex Jones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyjO47d23no

550,000 pounds of thrust from a rocket motor the size of a pickup truck, that three workers can dolly around on furniture casters.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a28703/blue-origin-test-fires-powerful-heavy-lift-be-4-rocket-engine/

Rerun: the literal version of the Take On Me video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE9OQ4FnkQ

How the cheetah goes like 70. (You might have to click on the image to start it rolling.)
https://gfycat.com/PlainBowedIvorygull

“The car tended to pull hard left at around 600 miles an hour.”
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a28669/thrust-ssc-supersonic-car-video/

This is the first Saturday Night Live clip in years that I actually like.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/10/kellywise-snl/

You’re doing it wrong. (A rule to remember: never pick up a stretcher behind you. The leverage is all backward.)
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/10/when-help-isnt-helping/

Nerdwriter is doing it right. Again and again. Here, try one:
https://laughingsquid.com/how-david-fincher-hijacks-your-eyes/

Creepy Betty Boopish art. Doo-dar, doo-dar.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_doe_eyed_deviants_of_painter_xue_wang

Wheel of future history. Oh de doo-dar day.
https://theawesomer.com/wheel-future-history/450287/

Skiing video you can make now there are camera drones. Also now there are people who can ski way better than anyone ever could in the long droneless period of human history. Multi-axis corkscrew flips sixty to eighty feet downslope, landing /backward/– how do they practice for that? How do you even try it the first time without breaking your neck?
https://theawesomer.com/bobby-brown-roots-lead-water/450310/

Some charts that show how much danger you are in from animals.
http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2017/10/18/The-Animal-Most-Likely-To-Kill-You-In-Each-State/

“Even donkeys and SNAKES and SATAN talk to God. The only people who don’t talk to God are the… the mean people.” Meaning the mean people who make fun of Jim Bakker’s tub-o-apocalypse-soup enterprise. Come on, it’s a legit business, unlike the rapey religious money fraud scam that cost him his marriage to that lovely what’s-her-name and stuck him in prison for seven years. You can admire the guy for rehabilitating himself. And in fact the future /is/ dehydrated potato soup. Get in on the ground floor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezENqnD_yGg

Eclaircissement. Lore of the arcane whizzer.

     “Oh, and this disappoints you? Do I tell him we don’t have a deal, Morty? Because if we can kill our enemies but we can’t jack them off, then how are we better than them?” -Rick Sanchez

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-10-13) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Thoughts and prayers.
https://twitter.com/JustaGadfly/status/914887096074162177

United snakes of America.
https://theawesomer.com/united-snakes-america-print/448932/

Peach club. So soft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMgoZs2iWuw

I know it says /octopus kites/ but they’re clearly the squid robots from the Matrix movies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH5DjtYmsHI

This guy makes a video series where he just drives a different car each time and talks about it, and it makes /you/ want to have a turn. Here, try one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_pTll87Lzc

Here are some other cars the guy who made that car made. And a motorbike and a boat.
http://www.baronmargo.com/vehicles1.html

“Some people should not take drugs.”
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/06/man-allegedly-drugged-on-clo.html

Patriotic 1939 fascists rally to make America great again.
https://laughingsquid.com/a-night-at-the-garden/

How /good cop, bad cop/ works.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/4.jpg

How time works.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/912_time.png

The difference between knowledge and realization.
http://catandgirl.com/autumn-leaves/

Ball toy. I skipped you ahead to where it’s fully assembled and loaded and running.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQvcoOzmLqs&t=7m8s

Hey Jude flow chart.
http://loveallthis.tumblr.com/post/166124704

The bizarre tax policy on Counter-Earth.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/11/you-wont-believe-the-bizarre.html

Genius experimental-puppet maker guy Barnaby Dixon thought of a new thing to do. It’s perfect. It’s delightful real-time animation. Whole films should be made using this technique. Why can’t somebody like /this/ be president of the United States? Why does it always have to be somebody not like this? (To be fair, Obama was actually a /little/ like this. The guy, not the puppet. Though, maybe that too. I don’t know. I’ll stop now.)
https://theawesomer.com/bug-puppet-gets-face/449701/

I love puppets. Here’s a stop-motion marionette film that I have watched over and over. I told you about it before:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strings_(2004_film)

The different kinds of criminal French nezes, and oreilles, and cheveaux, and bouches, and so on. Also corpulences.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/alphonse-bertillons-synoptic-table-of-physiognomic-traits-ca-1909/

Congratulations! Also isn’t it cool that the award for Nobel Prize in Medicine is the secondary coil of a little Tesla coil project? With the Winged Victory of Samothrace on top to shoot sparks off? Someone on the committee had better be recognized with a World Whimsy and Eclecticity Award, and let him (or her) design /that/ award himself (or herself, or whatever).
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/tu-youyou.html

Maps that explain the U.S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yhoekPBwMg

Animation from pen and ink and cut-out magazine pictures.
https://theawesomer.com/paper-trail/449379/

What do you suppose is happening here?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3f/42/5e/3f425ea34be5e2e21d22abbfe2d5afb5.jpg

It’s just like rubbing a balloon on felt. It builds up a charge and then you get sparks. Also the sulfur is a poor conductor; that helps the greater and greater differences in charge stay apart until /KRAKK!/
http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171005144601-03-week-in-photos-1006-restricted-super-169.jpg

Dorothea Lange’s censored photographs of FDR’s concentration camps.
https://anchoreditions.com/blog/dorothea-lange-censored-photographs

99 interesting images 99.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wackystuff/sets/72157610806238444

How we get pinball machines.
https://theawesomer.com/stern-pinball-machines-made/449271/

How we get a jukebox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i9IyJ3n0cs

“Never mind, Dud [yes, Dud, not Dude; Dud for Dudley]. The cop what’s on this beat is gonna marry our servant.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/how-animated-cartoons-are-made.html

Deep inside us.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/10/Deep-Inside-Us/

Piano sounds that you don’t hear even though they’re always there. For the short of attention span, skip ahead to about 7 minutes in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHWex94-mHg

Fish heads and the feminine form.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/fish_heads_the_feminine_form_the_dazzling_candy-colored_art_of_hannah_yata

The full benefit of the treatments. My favorite is the hookah thing that shoots hard UV up your nose.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/10/inside-strange-world-of-soviet.html

“And we put nets around our factories so our miserable workers can’t kill themselves.”
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/if-cell-phone-commercials-were-honest.html

Fauvists fauving around.
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-matisse-fauvists-harnessed-expressive-power-color

Introvert vs. extrovert.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/12/Introvert-Vs-Extrovert/

Justice League.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaeuBtcpvQA

Line rider version of Hall of the Mountain King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIz3klPET3o

“Every day I find some new railway.” Really, who /doesn’t/ like shapes? Especially gradually watermelon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rte07sl3Vf4

“Align your head.” Click to look at the gallery.
https://newatlas.com/as-we-are-giant-head-selfie-sculpture/51748

Conspiracy.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42211-it-s-a-conspiracy

The 1950s look pretty nice for the white pipples.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6bHs8Vm3EQ&t=457

What the U.S. looked like before the E.P.A.
http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-america-before-epa-documerica-2017-10/#many-of-these-photos-simply-show-life-in-america-at-the-time-but-a-number-also-document-concerning-environmental-issues-1

Map of unemployment considered as contagion. It looks rather like breathing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shqJR_0WdrI

“Ah jes wanta be your Morgan Freeman! Your Morgan Freeman! Ed jista pants?” /Grotesco/, the trial, parts 1 and 2.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/10/what-english-language-courtroo.html

Under a ladder, open umbrella indoors, black cat crosses path, broken mirror, half-chignon hairstyle after Labor Day, barefoot on linoleum… what else? The picture doesn’t go up far enough to see if there’s a paint can on the top step. No upside-down crucifix or anything like that. Hmm. I think that’s it. I think that’s all of them.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/beware-friday-13th.html

The death of Mary, Queen of Scots.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/10/12/jump-cut/

And the art of Waldemar von Kozak.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_socially_deviant_and_provocative_digital_art_of_waldemar_von_kozak

 

A Sears catalog of target-rich environments.

     “When you look for guidance, direction, mentorship, you always look toward institutions but it’s really yourself that is the final arbiter. And if you keep yourself as the final arbiter, you will be less susceptible to infection by cultural illusion. Now the problem with this is it makes you feel bad to not be infected by cultural illusion because it’s called alienation. But the reason we feel alienated is because the society is infantile, trivial and stupid. So the cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation.” -Terrence McKenna

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-10-06) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

A universe not made for us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIANk7zQ05w

More astronomy photo winners. A little perspective on things.
http://www.rmg.co.uk/astronomy-photographer-year-competition/2017-winners

Futurama, making of.
https://vimeo.com/102935595

Bad acting in so-called adult movies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXu3UzI3OFk&feature=youtu.be

Why we feel lonely and odd.
https://boingboing.net/2017/10/05/psychological-asymmetry-why.html

Mysteries of the Deep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGZpnrOZdz8

And the farmer isn’t even the guy driving the truck.
https://twitter.com/farmsofcanada/status/911425745188044806/video/1

Some of us prefer to sacrifice comfort for style. Part N.
https://img00.deviantart.net/5867/i/2010/051/c/e/spitting_fire_ii_by_magicviper.jpg

Plasma gun made of vinyl tubing and water bottles.
http://dailyoftheday.com/playing-with-fire-of-the-day-plasma-gun/

Three necks, no waiting.
https://theawesomer.com/feel-good-inc-3-neck-cover/448207/

Rocketknife again. “Jiiiigly.” “You excited?” “Yeah.”
https://theawesomer.com/rocket-knife-vs-water-balloon/447979/

This is the only interesting thing I have ever listened to or watched or read about baseball, besides, of course, The Natural.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cj6IasJZIk

Real sports.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world_championships_in_mind_sports

Schlieren photography in color. (For the short-attention-spanned, skip ahead to 5:30.)
https://theawesomer.com/schlieren-imaging-in-color/448086/

French etchings.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/dark_desires_the_erotic_etchings_of_frans_de_geetere

What the spider saw. (The spider with stroboscopic shutters on its eyes, living inside a guitar.)
https://laughingsquid.com/stringscapes-acoustic-guitar/

Chemical reactions under thermal imaging.
https://laughingsquid.com/envisioning-chemistry/

Beluuuuuga.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2564K1h3hU

Ballet. And that’s loci not locus. And an not a. Skip the gif and scroll down to the real video.
https://laughingsquid.com/ballet-rotoscope/

The meaning of life.
https://theawesomer.com/cliched-meaning-life/448312/

Oh, I see. (Scroll down.)
http://www.smh.com.au/world/heres-why-australia-will-never-understand-the-us-obsession-with-guns-20171003-gyt7ys.html

How big is baby?
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/pregnancy-growth-chart.html

Rick and Morty character timeline. Scroll down.
https://shmakov.github.io/Rick-and-Morty-Characters/

Using the constraints of a bug for a feature.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/10/bear-claws.html

Conch’s eyeballs.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/73znkt/wanted_to_share_this_conchs_little_eyeballs/

“Jill, you hate other women, start us off with something awful.”
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/42149-sunday-hot-takes-wage-gap-edition

Hurricane Irma time-lapse.
http://dailyoftheday.com/damn-nature-u-scary-hurricane-irma-time-lapse/

Science has shown that until you’re about 25 years old your brain isn’t right yet. You get an idea of something to do and don’t think it through first because the different parts are still in flux and not properly connected yet.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/10/stupid-idea-of-day-man-crashes-crx.html

And “The next time a client, or anyone else for that matter, tells you that eavesdropping or controlling BLE devices is a purely hypothetical attack, point them at this post.”
https://www.pentestpartners.com/security-blog/screwdriving-locating-and-exploiting-smart-adult-toys/

Boobs of Mona Lisa.

     “Never q-tip drunk. There’s an old Chinese saying I saw in a movie: If you can still clean your ear with a toothpick, you’re not drunk. That’s terrifyingly bad advice. Up to that point I had thought the ancient Chinese were smarter than that. But nobody is smart when they’re drunk. Everybody who is drunk is a big stupid baby with car keys and a gun.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-29) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes…” A hundred years of hurricane tracks in a couple of minutes. They’re just cute little jagged lines, seen this way. It’s interesting to think that each of those little lines represents a row of bloated cow corpses folded upside-down over a guardrail, or the carport of a gas station spinning like a frisbee over a golf course, or an apparently unharmed, unmoved telephone pole growing /through/ a ladder, between rungs, or a man swimming, pulling his wife and baby and dog riding in a refrigerator for a boat, down the middle of Main Street, or the backs of children and a thin tall man all in a schoolyard, everyone fascinated by the sky over there, just before the man whirls around and screams for the children to GET INTO THE SCHOOL! COME ON! KAITLYN, LEAVE THE GODDAMN BALL! GO GO GO!
https://i.redd.it/q0udc4wfhvjz.gif

Still aerial photos.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/09/vibrant-landscapes-by-photographer-niaz-uddin/

Aerial footage of Viet Nam. It makes it look like Heaven. Earth is Heaven. Imagine what someone who really suffered through the French and U.S. occupation and war there must think on seeing something like this. The music is /Becoming Human/ by Ryan Taubert.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/25/watch-this-mesmerizing-sequel.html

The suffragette that knew jiu-jitsu.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/29/Fight-Like-a-Girl/

Help Greg Leyh beat his own record for the world’s largest Tesla coil.
https://laughingsquid.com/building-worlds-largest-tesla-coil/

Art.
https://laughingsquid.com/artists-act-out-skits-for-passing-train-passengers/

Theatrical code.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/09/28/more-theatrical-codes/

Carny code. (Scroll down.)
http://www.goodmagic.com/carny/car_a-c.htm

Something to remind us that public displays of patriotism might not be all they’re cracked up to be.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/09/the-cathedral-of-light.html

Why do our brains just accept film editing? That’s a good question, and here’s a good answer.
https://laughingsquid.com/film-cuts-mimic-human-visual-experience/

Another in the series of visual explanations I’m collecting that show how religion works.
http://www.azgif.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/1442248626_little_girl_gets_scared_of_her_own_shadow.gif

And another.
https://imgur.com/IZIgA57

And another. 1. It was on purpose, like when a cat trips. 2. It’s stuck. Can he get it unstuck? 3. Of course he can, he’s Jesus F. Christ.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/25/watch-man-in-jesus-costume-ge.html

Steam hammers. Let there be no doubt about them.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/06/the-steam-hammers-of-industrial-age.html

Why querty dominated.
https://laughingsquid.com/how-qwerty-became-industry-standard-for-keyboards/

I’m old enough to remember when people used the slang term /piano/ for this thing. I’ve had half a dozen typewriters. My favorite, the best to use, was a smallish gray-brown government-issue electric model whose keys were all on a hair-trigger and it looked like a toy 1940s Dodge hood and made a pleasant purring/thrumming sound, like it was saying mmm-hm? mmm-hm? mmm-hm? mmm-hm? and also num-num-num-num-num-num-num-num at the same time. Carriage return was like a catapult with your fingers in your ears. They sure don’t make them like that any more.
http://machinesoflovinggrace.com/rems.htm

Here’s why real pianos cost so much. This whole mechanism is duplicated and sits behind every one of 88 keys in just one box, and they all have to be made to last a hundred years with people sitting on it, and spilling their drinks into it and using it for an ashtray. Then there’s the iron harp, that has to hold against tons and tons of force, which is why pianos weigh enough to bend spacetime and make marbles roll in their direction. And somebody has to tune it the first time, and then tune it again every time you move it anywhere. Biff Rose had a tiny 66-key apartment piano that he used to play rolling around in the back of Margie Crowningshield’s stepvan. I wish we could get something like that for KNYO. Max the Piano Player has condemned the one we have. “It’s a nice piece of furniture,” he said. “It’s not a piano.” It was, though, back in the Flapper era.
https://imgur.com/F67xGD6

Internet Pinball Database.
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl

Control rooms of mid-20th-century Earth.
http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/27986-2

Typical of people. You find something amazing and the natural first thing it occurs to you to do is kill it so things can be normal again?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8eQLavRaXM

BASTA, SATAN! BASTA! (That means /enough, Satan, enough/ in Italian.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al4Qr9MlDWo

Awww.
https://imgur.com/gallery/n1ELlsJ

Trailer for film about a blind card-trick magician.
https://laughingsquid.com/dealt-documentary-blind-magician-richard-turner/

It looks like the people getting on that one bridge there can see all the way to France.
https://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/5cowjc/a_woman_towers_over_the_intricate_11200_scale/

For synesthesic fans of fonts. Very short.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/25/fun-animated-type-experiment.html

Reverse-engineering the wiggly colony-creature blob.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancestors_2.gif

Just beautiful. String bell harmonics. The kick-drum sound is his wrist striking the bridge.
https://laughingsquid.com/alan-gogoll-bells-harmonic-guitar/

How to write a Morrissey song.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/turns_out_its_crazy_easy_to_write_a_morrissey_song

How to beatbox Despacito.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgDiV94Hz1I

How to find your Star Wars name.
http://hijinksensue.com/comic/how-to-find-your-star-wars-name/

The dust bowl.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/09/the-dust-bowl-of-1930s.html

Boobs of Mona Lisa. (Works on all levels: band name, Italian swear, roadside-diner chef slang, car suspension part, medical term, crayon color, rank, WordPress template…)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41436057

Victorian teenage posers. Poseurs. /Poseuses/.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/teenage_vics_prim_and_proper_young_ladies_of_the_19th_century

Sports stars. Where are they now?
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/09/sports-stars-where-are-they-now.html

Another comparison of cheap and expensive instruments, this time electric guitars. There’s even less difference between the sound of them than basses. Also, remember the one where they compared violins from $50 through $500,000 and you couldn’t really hear the difference?
https://laughingsquid.com/cheap-vs-expensive-guitars/

Never without permission.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/True-Loves-Kiss/

What ages feel like.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/what-ages-feel-like/

Hazard.
https://gfycat.com/pastsoggykilldeer

And don’t forget to take the toast out of the toaster and close the blinds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UW0LgiHFQQ

Trailer for Blue Planet 2.
https://laughingsquid.com/blue-planet-ii-the-prequel/

Dancers with fingers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICUb7y1QCXs

Train trip through Tokyo. You’ve seen this trick done with vertical-line mirroring; this is horizonal-line mirroring. It’s peaceful and floaty.
https://theawesomer.com/neo-tokyo-metro/447275/

Here’s something you don’t see every day: an Afghan hound underwater in slow motion.
https://twitter.com/GrrlGhost/status/913043072103174144

Ad.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/204

That’ll be $4,000.
http://extrafabulouscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/dont-worry-e1506652752298.png

This is what’s going on in their head all the time. It only peeks out occasionally, and then we get to see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPT1uX3chEY

The torture and murder of Julian of Cilicia. I’m informed by the Comtesse DeSpair that he was placed in a bag (check) with scorpions and snakes (check) and then thrown into to sea. I don’t really see any sea in the woodcut, but maybe it’s off to the right, past the, uh, amusement park, it looks like. Too bad he couldn’t do like in the mouse and the lion story and be all, /Be cool, snakes. Just bite the rope off my hands and I’ll get us all home and dry./ Snakes are like flies; they don’t listen. And don’t even get me started about scorpions, yeesh.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6b93ffeed2f362e41fe4aa72/images/283125b8-939e-4a88-b70c-2e617ab1a4b0.jpg

“Well, joke’s on her. We’ve all seen the Last Supper: big-ass table. This is the future. In the future, Mom, everyone’s gonna have one o’ these things.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dbgC67xkpc

Assassin’s creed paper parkour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAzCzRGbyj0

Kindness brows. How to. And /bash the fash/ because true friends don’t let friends become fascists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCMc6QIZWZE

Commercial for the book /Liartown: the First 4 Years/.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/liartown_the_first_four_years

What makes a jerk a jerk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiN8c5ycMao

Whoops.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/09/27/i-see-what-they-did-here/

Soviet pools. Kind of a Wes Anderson color palette.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/09/synchronistic-images-captured-in-soviet-era-swimming-pools-by-photographer-maria-svarbova/

The week in fine lines.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/the-week-in-fine-lines/

The big ones.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_optical_reflecting_telescopes

And finally! The physics, the materials, the batteries, a real flying car!
https://theawesomer.com/lilium-vtol-jet/446537/

…using technology from one of these things.
https://theawesomer.com/elevations/447276/

Dogs of space.
http://tinyurl.com/WhatDogsOfSpace

Universe. A 30-minute black-and-white film made in 1960 that’s still the best introduction to love of astronomy there is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu64xbgprWY

 

Things to see in Alabama after the end of the world.

     “Dear Jesus I wrote to you before do you remember? Well I did what I promised but you did not send me the horse yet what about it?” -Lewis

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-22) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The end of the world. Again? Ugh. Okay, you kids know the drill: get the briquets and meet me in the bathroom. The good briquets, not the guest briquets. I’ll get the dog. Go. Go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoNp8dkyYWU

A charming promotion for black dogs. As if they need promotion. They promote themselves.
https://vimeo.com/227771796

Abilities. Jesus, the watermelon-colored basketballs one. Wow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpddITk3bK8

Pentatonix sings the hooks of Daft Punk songs. There’s a girl in Pentatonix now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MteSlpxCpo

“A wonderful sense of shared obscene solidarity.” “Without such a tiny exchange of friendly obscenities you don’t get real contact between each other. It remains /cold/ respect.” He’s like this all the time. His nose really tickles him. Or rather something tickles his nose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNbWGaaxWM

Things to see in Alabama.
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2016/11/the_quirkiest_roadside_attract.html

Billions of dollars in security theater to find out that the carpet hardly ever matches the drapes. I would have told them that for three months’ rent.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/09/screening-results.html

White like me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_LeJfn_qW0

Japanese fireworks.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/09/magnificent-photographs-of-japans-summer-firework-festivals/

Prizewinning astronomy photographs.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/sep/15/insight-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2017-winners-in-pictures

When you were ten, how many people did you think would be in space by how old you are now?
http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

How to properly dispose of a body. Except now that everybody knows, it won’t work anymore.
http://cdn77.eatliver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/evil1.jpg

Pep up with Malvaz!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/malvaz_malt_tonic

Click on the muscle you want to make bulgier and find out how.
https://musclewiki.org/

How your I’m With Stupid t-shirt is destroying the world.
https://laughingsquid.com/the-life-cycle-of-a-t-shirt/

Privilege in a time of global inequality.
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/001-privilege-in-a-time-of-global-inequality/

Emeraude, Marshmallow, Comet, Stromboli, Stardust, Zircon… “Every day, having a crappy day? Hummingbird! Every day, making the day better: Hummingbird! I mean, /Look/ at them!”
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/09/the-hummingbird-whisperer/

Femke Hiemstra’s animals.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/mystical_cats_smoking_foxes_the_fantasy_animal_world_of_femke_hiemstra

Guano. (In Ian Fleming’s first James Bond 007 book, the lair of the evil supervillain –Doctor No– was a guano island.)
https://laughingsquid.com/claim-unclaimed-island-that-contains-bird-poop/

Head.
https://theawesomer.com/head-short-film/446113/

Balls of steel.
https://theawesomer.com/great-balls-of-steel/446392/

Making cars before we had Japanese robots to do it.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/19/watch-depression-era-machinist.html

Astounding video shot from a drone dogfighting with a train. It reminds me of The Train Job episode of Firefly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQDcDZ6rmGE

A pleasant bonding experience.
https://twitter.com/pkrugg/status/910323504339238912/video/1

Rerun: Christ, what an asshole.
http://www.robertsinclair.net/comic/asshole.html

Compare something like this to a so-called artist throwing paint at the wall or paying men to bend a big piece of iron over and stick it in the ground or to cover a bank with a giant American flag made of underwear. This is better, being actual art.
https://laughingsquid.com/giant-pacific-octopus-carved-with-chainsaw/

Speaking of which, Shanghai t-shirts: “My mom says I’m special so fuck you.” “Sniffing glue won’t keep families together.” And so on.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/fart_sexy_style_more_wildly_offensive_t-shirts_from_the_streets_of_shanghai

The book got wet! What will I do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9_fwmdCyzo

And proper fungal arrangements.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/09/fungi-arrangments.html

Les fourmis de Chladni.

     “In order that life should be a story or romance to us, it is necessary that a great part of it should be settled for us without our permission. A man has control over many things in his life; he has control over enough things to be the hero of a novel. But if he had control over everything, there would be so much hero that there would be no novel.” -G.K. Chesterton

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-15) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Automating smashing a perfectly good guitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAdqazixuRY

Chillin’ in the damn woods for a sec.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=091317

Access to health care is a human right.
https://www.facebook.com/CREDO/posts/10156656773005968

Why we have a dress code in this school:
https://imgur.com/cSeVFl4

Photorealistic 3D science fiction paintings. View the video and the gallery.
http://newatlas.com/cornelius-dammrich-3d-cg-art/51348/c690b-89919502

“Need be BEAR MONSTER. That. Z tv. Crazy. Want. You want. Dog cat. Nedd baby. Child want don’t 1 need. BB team truck. 24D. 20 left bear monster you be.” (To be fair, he’s a fireman whose brother is deaf. He was dragooned into signing here. He /told them/ he couldn’t do it right. You’ll be fine, they said. We’re on. Go.)
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/11/what-a-fake-asl-interpreter-re.html

Gojira, yay!
http://tinyurl.com/GojiraYay

Demonstration of making a rude little Italian neon sign gesture in Canada.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE728XmTa8Q

A very short film about Laika Studios. They made /Boxtrolls/, /Kubo and the Two Strings/, /ParaNorman/, /Coraline/… (If you see /Boxtrolls/, stay for the short bit after the closing credits.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OehGSssAxMQ

It’s the principle of the thing.
http://wondermark.com/c1342/

Vicente Fox for President.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukv9v7IGZw

The latest in Luke Mazur’s wonderful series of short plays about Jared Kushner, whose job in government, because his own father left him obscenely rich by going to prison for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, and because he’s married to Fat Donny Two-Scoops’ daughter, is to negotiate peace in the entire Middle East, solve America’s entire opioid epidemic, define diplomacy with Mexico (and also with China), reform veterans’ health care (and also reform the entire criminal justice system), and to “re-invent” the U.S. government and make it work like a business. Doctor effing /Manhattan/ couldn’t do it.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/jared-kushner-starts-a-fire/

The Woody Allen movie whose characters and plot most closely prefigured the story of the Trump presidency. And not just the cheap-shot-like title. The whole feeling of it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Time_Crooks

A few last words on the best spacecraft of our lives. (But if we’re allowed to nominate imaginary spacecraft, I’d say: Barry Longyear’s The City of Baraboo circus ship, then Destiny, Moya, Serenity and Space Battleship Yamato, in that order. Maybe also the tree-bubble ship in /The Fountain/. And the TARDIS.)
http://gizmodo.com/a-few-last-words-on-best-spacecraft-of-our-lives-befor-1803889697/amp

Other worlds. (Ever-changing art collection.)
http://tomorrowandbeyond.tumblr.com/

“He likes us. Well, he likes /me/, anyway.” I’m not sure he means Trump. He might mean Jeebus, or Satan, or some other imaginary friend of his.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/09/14/hot-mic-catches-schumer-on-trump-deal-he-likes-us-he-likes-me-anyway/

Fish slap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBcT2rcYlWA

I’m not a big fan of pop music videos in the first place, but this is the most entirely nonironically stupid music-with-video I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you nauseous; it’s that stupid. Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pgyI63QAKI

Klimt paintings re-enacted with models.
http://mymodernmet.com/inge-prader-gustav-klimt-paintings/

Scotland.
https://vimeo.com/230747958

Clowns.
https://www.nowness.com/series/just-kidding/clowns-dana-okeefe-mike-tucker-alex-kliment

Rerun: Bec Hill visually translates Edith Pee Off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTH9MKiYvM0

Hiccoughs, the preferred spelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-ZMVgaiPs

Babies.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/images/comics/906_infantry.png

Giant antique car motors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ycd3M5jqUU

The 1909 car of the future: the Baker Electric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhnjMdzGusc&t=3m7s

Water-rocket trike!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXnyTA5Rak

Paw! Come quick! It’s the pack-hoss lib’arians! They comin’!
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librarians-horseback-new-deal-book-delivery-wpa

How we get plywood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5LVBW1vl8

What shipping looks like to a ship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ

The pig of Lucerne.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/08/the-pig-of-lucerne.html

Oruga de plumas.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5896431/this-is-not-a-caterpillar

Know your hate groups.
https://thenib.com/know-your-hate-groups

Rerun: modern love.
http://cheezburger.com/3277573/the-tortures-of-modern-love-in-25-vintage-comics

Shape Of You in 24 different genres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwHvK07tUuw

Where is tall man? Where is tall man? Here I am. Here I am.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc

Oh, God /dammit/, another one! They keep sending them after I canceled the subscription! And there’s a /bee/ in this one. A fucking /bee/!
http://clockandwatchsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/rory-mc-evoy.jpg

Simplified, timed-release, complete vaccine schedule, all in one shot. Yay, science!
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41269196

The new iPhoneX. In two colors: /You Can’t/ and /Afford It/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlHnJvXdQs

Liana Fink’s diary. “Still restarting. Want to smash.”
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/diary-of-a-bad-computer-day/

Defending oneself with a walking-stick or umbrella when attacked under unequal conditions.
http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0200.htm

An argument.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/907979445205696512

The book of miracles.
http://elisandre-librairie-oeuvre-au-noir.blogspot.com/2017/08/le-livre-des-miracles-book-of-miracles.html

The ghost mothers.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/09/14/hidden-mothers/

Berezka Dance Ensemble. I skipped you ahead to the dreamlike part.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXq4G4hyPJ0&t=83m0s

There is a place in Estonia where they all hatch at once. This is that place. It has something to do with malfunctioning stasis pods in their buried ark.
https://i.redd.it/djeog0tckydz.jpg

Don’t it make your green isles brown.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/11/irma.html

Ta-dahhh!
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/09/magic.html

“Oh, no. I better stop it. I think it’s sucking up ice cream.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soygwmP0oI8&t=1m32s

Bard Edlund explains how it was brought home to him how dumb the body’s error reporting system is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUOX_qSnYeQ

Green raw vegan pizza. /So/ healthy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MpL1KfYEJg

Gyro car.
https://95octane.com/2017/09/08/1967-gyro-x-2-wheel-car/

The sky over Carhenge.
https://vimeo.com/231039051

The sky over Guilin.
https://vimeo.com/233176174

Roadside America mini village.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/roadside_america_miniature_village

I see myself in all these people, except the sneaking-a-peek-at-the-phone guy. Also I always wash my hands.
https://laughingsquid.com/tripp-and-tyler-conversation-faux-pas/

Aronofsky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6j4ZguksmU

In other words: close-ups.
https://vimeo.com/233754252

Mandy’s puhu, desert moth.

     “For every dildo shop, whorehouse, liquor store or licentious theater that lightning strikes and burns to the ground, weather destroys a thousand churches, and there’s an obvious explanation for this, you’re just not seeing it.”

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-08) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Everybody’s over the eclipse by now. That was /so/ three weeks ago. But here’s the best view of it, no matter where you drove or what kind of pinhole thing you made out of aluminum foil and cardboard. Our sun is almost 900,000 miles across, so just one of those feathery little wisps at the edge could swallow the whole Earth, tornadoes, volcanoes, kittens and all, like a flaming roaring garbage disposal swallowing a graham cracker crumb.
https://laughingsquid.com/moon-crossing-sun-during-2017-total-solar-eclipse/

So he said, “How big do you want ’em?” And I said, I really did: “Vulgar! Big! Playboy mansion trophy wife giant, the bigger the better.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0btTe7HL-7o

Dialup modem opera. Also ship horns.
https://twitter.com/OFalafel/status/904483788301926405/video/1

And duplicated by mouth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=Yn2MVeu0XdY

Tokyo.
https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/dark-tokyo-from-above-photographer-captures-japans-neon-capital-from-rooftops/

The Paganini Orchestrion with paper roll auto-loader, triple bellows,  and deluxe pressure regulator.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/05/The-Paganini-Orchestrion/

“Maureen, you’re not helping, looking in the door! Get him, Denny! Did you get him? Nah, he’s still flying. He is making a mockery of you, boy! Oh! Get him, Denny. Fuck it, the dog’s pissing. Oh! Oh!” And so on. Just /try/ not to burst into laughter. (I just read that Jimmy Kimmel was so impressed with this Irish family’s natural comedic aptitude that he brought them on his teevee show. I like Jimmy Kimmel. I like his weird-but-/why/-weird? eyes. Oh, no! Look, Sarah Silverman broke up with him in 2009. Shit. If /they/ couldn’t work it out, what hope is there?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbxEaxUM9SE

If pro football were honest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2_pboioWf0

It delights me that advertisements like this one can be made and paid for. It means so much. The world isn’t dead. But here’s a thought: what if it /is/, and that’s the real future, and that’s Sarah Silverman?
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/07/watch-the-most-disturbing-ice.html

L.A. The fire last week.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/los-angeles-is-battling-the-biggest-wildfire-in-its-history

The icy finger of death.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/09/the-finger-of-death-that-fatally-freezes-its-victims/

Not photoshopped. Golfing in Oregon.
https://i.redd.it/5xcin759e4kz.jpg

Hurricane categories visually explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqfExHpvLRY

Clear. Got it.
https://i1.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SnowflakeLogic.jpg

Cutting in line. (Don’t stop at the video. Read the entire comment thread.)
https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/6yey2c/cutting_in_line/

A valuable skill. What would a person with this kind of talent have done and been in any other era of human history?
http://dailyoftheday.com/skills-of-the-day-son-uva-digger-moonwalk/

Thrilling adventure in an abandoned factory. Kids break in and play with things. The power is still connected to the crane!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZZenL6yWcI

Hand-painted Ghanaian movie posters.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_amazing_hand-painted_ghanaian_horror_movie_posters_are_often_better_t

10 Burning Man photos. Then 20 more pages of photos just as amazing.
http://www.boredpanda.com/burning-man-2017/

Our sun, the heating system. Leave it where it is. It’s fine over there.
https://laughingsquid.com/what-happens-if-we-bring-the-sun-to-earth/

See, when /I/ see “Pumpkin Spice”, I think of the cute chubby Spice Sister. Remember the Spice Sisters? They were a singing group.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWWwmZ9RxxQ

And spin class.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/07/watch-incredible-dancer-spins.html

Traish LaRue and the low-down, dirty, rotten, cornswogglin’, very bad day.

     “He remembered how nice the kids at Camp Half-Blood had been to him after the war with Kronos. Great job, Nico! Thanks for bringing the armies of the Underworld to save us! Everybody smiled. They all invited him to sit at their table. After about a week his welcome wore thin. Campers would jump when he walked up behind them. He would emerge from the shadows at the campfire, startle somebody and see the discomfort in their eyes: Are you still here? Why are you here? It didn’t help that immediately after the war Annabeth and Percy had started dating…” -Rick Riordan

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-09-01) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Barnaby Dixon’s latest puppet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUUtK9FFIt4

Parade costumes.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Zineke-Parade-2004-05-08–16-06-57.jpg

Bulbous bouffant.
http://www.vintag.es/2017/08/35-interesting-vintage-snapshots-of.html

Pink and out of control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BARAHLk-8dk

How justice works.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41739-us-justice

How to be charming when talking about yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldmPgQZ52Ec

Stone carver carving.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXreKP-T5M0

1968 Eric Clapton interview.
https://laughingsquid.com/young-eric-clapton-demonstrates-unique-guitar-playing-style/

Street handpan musician.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qXqnHUkag

Phil Tippett’s Mad God project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLKxoo9hO84

Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz by John Stump, and some other sheet music he wrote, knowing it would be impossible ever to play.
http://socks-studio.com/2012/05/19/the-unplayable-score-faeries-aire-and-death-waltz-john-stump/

Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz as written, played by computer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L7b3gi02ws

Smooth Criminal on barrel organ. In a woodpile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ6aDLpWON8

An admirable stab at playing FA&DM with only two hands. In a house where this level of mastery is not considered as interesting as whatever’s going on in the kitchen. These must be the Tenenbaums, or the Glass family. Some genius amazing people. What do you suppose the others all know how to do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPS8yqFBVcE

Maybe this is them a little later. “He doesn’t have enough hands. Let’s go help him out.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5FFYMe-MGE

The clear science.
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Inside and outside.
https://vimeo.com/231498060

Gyroscopic public transportation.
http://nagonthelake.blogspot.ca/2017/08/gyroscopic-public-transportation.html

Nox Atacama.
https://vimeo.com/231516166

Deadpool, the musical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKgRecPi1I

God-Man. Hmph.
https://boingboing.net/2017/08/30/god-man-vs-the-menace-of-ooze.html

Meet Sophia.
https://theawesomer.com/meet-sophia-advanced-prototype/443439/

“You guys are insane. You wanta hit Featherstone’s joint?” “We don’t wanta hit Featherstone’s joint. We wanta hit all seven of his joints.”
https://vimeo.com/230559377

Rerun: bad acting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BKT-8FD4s

Remember in /Harry and Tonto/ where Harry said he traveled in Maine coon cats? Here are Maine coon cats. Beautiful creatures.
http://picsinpics.com/photography/mythical-beasts-a-photographer-captures-stunning-portraits-of-maine-coon.html

Before and after.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/bikini_revisited

The walrus is doing a gang sign too, only it does it with its teeth. The whole walrus is being a giant forearm and the teeth are the fingers.
http://imgur.com/hadC9dI

Leonardo available.
http://www.archdaily.com/877729/the-british-library-releases-570-pages-of-leonardo-da-vincis-manuscripts-online

Okay, we’re just gonna put the plane down over there. There’s no problem, folks. Nothing to worry about. Just a precaution.
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/08/31/11/45/russian-plane-flies-past-three-tornadoes-during-terrifying-descent

Cuoc thi mac trang phuc cho nguoi da khuat o Nhat Ban. I beg your pardon? Cuoc thi mac trang phuc cho nguoi da khuat o Nhat Ban. Oh! It’s right down the hall, just past the drinking fountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cITdpwhoDdM

The figures of Chladni. They’re kind of like Rorschach Lissajous patterns.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/chladni-figures-1787/

A useful new electronic gizmo.
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/01/a-delightfully-odd-kinetic-sou.html

A mechanico-electrical organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–sH0071ZDc

A more complicated musical instrument. It also has stepper motors in it, but they’re used in the opposite way: electricity pulse-spins them rather than the other way around.
https://theawesomer.com/tesla-coil-robot-orchestra/442183/

The origin story of a brave and resourceful character and her helper robot in a video game. Brave. Resourceful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjcm_kI0n0

Arty bollocks generator. (Look for Generate Some Bollocks button.)
http://artybollocks.com/

Why did the kids put beans in their ears?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836208/Boy-11-surgery-remove-26-magnets-penis.html

The punishment of luxury.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cU53wWb6UI

Same band, but Isotype.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp_Du6uO9V4

Unendurable line.
https://vimeo.com/231498722

Why not happy always.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWkq7btSQvs

Entropy.
http://dcist.com/2017/08/abandoned_postcards_poconos_catskills_animations.php

Accelerated entropy.
http://www.cynical-c.com/2017/08/30/the-rio-olympics-were-only-a-year-ago-but-the-venues-look-like-theyve-been-deserted-for-decades/

Objects.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/curious-objects-at-auction/

Life without stuff.
http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=85739

Coming out as trans-whatever. Imagine having to have a separate bathroom for every one of these different kinds of people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMUl6w1efXI

Disturbing myth art.
https://dionisopunk.com/2017/08/18/surface/

I know it’s unusual. But really this doesn’t look any weirder to me than any other kind of makeup job. I have always shuddered inside at seeing a girl who’s plucked or shaved off her eyebrows and then drawn them back on with a grease pen. This has gone past that, all the way around to sort of okay again.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/902550170780536832

Fernando Botero’s cat-related art.
http://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/fernando-botero-1932-present-colombian/

Ten.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/09/ten-reasons/

Generic millennial ad. “We shall brb as well.”
https://vimeo.com/231557692

Flooding elsewhere in the world, not just Texas. These lucky people have a /rhinoceros/ swimming in the street of /their/ drowned city.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/south-asia-is-also-experiencing-the-worst-flooding-in

And I admired Maria Bamford before she became widely known, before the teevee series. Did you know that she grew up in Berlin in the 1930s? She doesn’t need the wiggly eyebrow makeup; she can do that with just the muscles under her regular eyebrows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjLXWQaXuw

The green eye of the little yellow god.

     “If you take the monsters’ point of view, everything they do makes perfect sense. You just have to think like a monster.” -Sy Montgomery

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-25) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Hallelujah on electric mbira.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9vUY3E1rGs

Cockatiel sings the theme to /My Neighbor Totoro/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7D-1RG-VRk

The green eye of the little yellow god.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2xG6e218E

Breasts not busts. The link jumps you to just before Sherry Glaser speaks and it occurs to her, on perceiving herself to be ignored and disrespected, to draw away the curtains on her decolletage.
http://tinyurl.com/BreastsNotBusts

Robot forest restoration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04vtS9BCBho

Forever flying down into a fractal city.
https://vimeo.com/229380883

Deaf people teach us to swear properly. I am /so/ using this valuable knowledge from now on. I’m doing it right now, as soon as I finish typing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOU3czs-NY

Neon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE728XmTa8Q

Work smarter, not harder.
http://portsherry.tumblr.com/post/163809279658/the-sucker-way-website-facebook-twitter

Read the story before you watch the video.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/24/for-the-record-5/

Silly robots.
https://vimeo.com/229854054

Constructing a single massive component of a Russian nuclear reactor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOzQr67PBw

I’ll see your eclipse story and raise you.
http://boingboing.net/2017/08/23/video-of-the-international-spa.html

Sassy Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLtD-NySxyH-VFn3jaJMMt100tSPQNc4On&v=9CXfgEoRZvA

Couldn’t.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/9/1687920/-Cartoon-Obama-couldn-t-have-done-this-crap

Yma dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdagPyHgfFg

Mario Lopez ‘cannot imagine’ life without his French bulldogs Julio and Juanita.
http://jezebel.com/even-the-dumbest-us-weekly-headlines-look-great-in-new-1798391244

Un-ka-pu-chi, Indian maiden Miss Potato Chip of 1953.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/potato_chip_queens

You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

The bellowphone.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/len_solomon_and_the_bellowphone

7.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/lustful_and_lush_paintings_depicting_the_seven_deadly_sins_by_gail_potocki

A particularly clever Rube Goldberg device.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhOhSYCnpj0

“Life is a waterslide where you die at the end.”
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_kids_are_not_alright_nasty_notes_death_threats_other_troubling_pieces_o

It’s just a ride. Bill Hicks, 1961-1994.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzQuE1pR1w

 

Alarums and excursions.

     “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” –Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-18) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Nina Paley’s latest animated short subject.
https://vimeo.com/229516124

The best eclipse info video I’ve seen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyx0HFtC8Qg

You are as cold as ice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWqmQKHP0kE

Rerun: Russian shaman lady, mistress of the mystical Jew’s harp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeAp1fPt8Eg

Zell for defense! (Rocket-assisted jet launch tech.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbegiIhLGg

Socialism is as American as apple pie. A comic-strip history lesson.
https://thenib.com/history-american-socialism

Abbreviated demo reel of Roger Deakins‘ cinematography.
https://vimeo.com/99589995

Slow-motion air view of Charlottesville Nazi lunatic car attack. Buildings are kind of in the way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jEGtOub9n0&t=0m20s

Here, this helps to understand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxzSXRs_5Pg

…And the view from behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7FPmojhEeE

Domino-setting machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-wU9NgsV4
https://youtube.com/watch?v=OmuXFW3UXN0&list=PLlmanLwB_9w9pFXN1CypNONSCgBV8zdQx

250,000 dominoes. At the end they introduce the team who set them up. You’ve seen these kids before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jeohWnmAQ

It’s called a Trautonium.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tQQEChMq1A

Say you’re the cymbal player in a school band and one of the cymbals falls off the strap. On the one hand, I know he’s just saluting the flag, but on the other hand, see how he’s pressed every button on the bass drummer’s attraction index. She’s amused, impressed, everything. Afterward, who knows what will develop between them? Maybe in the band room, after everyone’s gone home, on a pile of band uniforms. The smell of cotton dust and brass polish. Faint rumble of a truck going by on the highway in the night. Air. Salt sweat. Maybe a little blood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opiMHTaUEaA

Lurid pulp cover art. My favorite: /Nympho Librarian/. It’s mainly her glasses, but also that her sex victim will not give up the book. Also, /Zora: Il collezioniste de testa/. And of course, /Odds Against Linda/, for the expression on Linda’s face. She’s hanging by her tied-up hands, and she’s like, “Again? Eh, phht, whatever.” And any of the ones with clean-shaven Nazis getting kicked in the nose.
https://www.pinterest.com/muckney/lurid-pulp/

(Lt.) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/17/Amazing-Stories-From-Space-Did-You-Hear-The-One-About-The-Facehuggers/

Liana Finck is a cartoonist both in and of real life. Meaning, like Mervin Gilbert, she’s a great cartoonist because in real life she is a cartoon character.
https://www.theawl.com/2017/08/the-worlds-most-horrid-people/

Jupiter. (Click on image to effectuate embiggification.) The article about this says north is to the left, which is weird because I always thought of the Great Red Spot as being like Jupiter’s Australia. Hmm.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21778.png

Magic carpet ride.
http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/08/carpet-ride-musical-remix-of-disneys.html

So, we know this is a trick. What about all the historical miracles, then? Are they tricks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJgxEr28Iyo

How to make Japanese shiny mud balls.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/18/How-To-Make-Hikaru-Dorodango-Shiny-Mud-Balls/

Contact juggling accompanied by bass and accordion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5MqvtiHpOw

Contact juggling with running around and leaping over chairs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2B_d51vmI0

Kendama, the traditional Japanese cup ball toy. Nobody calls it the Japanese yo-yo. Anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFiiXkonsXY

An architect’s dream.
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/16/an-architects-dream/

The last peaceful place on earth.
https://vimeo.com/229014189

The beachcomber bar. I can see a place like this taking off in Fort Bragg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41z8vd2b6w

The problem with bulk food. The advantage is: you don’t have to worry about rats or mice. The disadvantage is: yeeech.
https://gfycat.com/UniformEthicalJapanesebeetle

The future of commerce.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3rGPXXk8VE

Good Vibrations broken down musically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPcPkc6KD7k

A dance to spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hoL93tEkrM

Immortal Vespa (the opera). “Farty toffee makes me smoke. Farty, bossy mother in law.”
http://www.cmuse.org/this-soprano-has-no-idea-her-aria-is-being-translated-behind-her-back/

I’ll be watching you.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Caterpillar_of_a_Dryandra_Moth.jpg

Ladies and gentlemen, the master race:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4778718/Five-self-proclaimed-neo-Nazis-arrested-cesspool-home.html

Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias. Easy for you to say.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-linguistic_onomatopoeias

So that’s four bwaas, then, or five? Five bwaas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOdjqyG37A

Port of Amsterdam. Free college, free health care, sensible drug and prostitution laws, decent social security all around, and a million little boats. Yay, Netherlands!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePDoCPi06rk

What to do in case of nuclear war. 1. Don’t look. 3. Lie flat on the ground. 9. Wash your hair, but don’t use conditioner “because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.” 10. Blow your nose. So, basically, just common sense. Also, it doesn’t say, but don’t scratch at where the flesh is coming loose; that just makes it all fall off at once.
http://tinyurl.com/yb2b85rv

I like the paneling and the linoleum. And the kind of singing. I know people who can do it like that, but I can’t. I can’t make the Scottish/Spanish/Swedish rolling-R sound either.
http://www.avclub.com/v/6147

Man shoots video by holding phone out window of airplane. Air blows phone out of man’s hand. Phone, still recording, falls to earth on someone’s leaf-strewn lawn. Peaceful minutes pass. At 7:20 in the recording, homeowner rakes up phone. “Hup! Air zher phone. How’d the hail it git down there?” “Ish dadda gaddub… This ain’t mah phone!” “Awd ain’t?” “Nar. Mahn’s in mah pockit.” “Wash dara gah’dem.” “Gart recawerding owen too.” “Ho.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJxCuAUsKzE

Sure, go ahead, put your precious children in the giant food processor. It makes perfect sense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRuaCYd_lg

Or this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muDgYEgQSoo

Tornado peels houses into bits and vacuums DNA-like trails of resulting debris up into the sky.
http://imgur.com/WnH7Ymw

Dresses.
https://laughingsquid.com/flowing-dresses-showcased-gorgeous-against-backdrops/

Farpoint Station.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Passion_Vine_NBG_LR.jpg

Miata engine stop-o-mation dismantlement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77WmGcR3yUA

“Good day, sir. Soap? Of course.” Then, “No soap for you. Not in this town.” (That’s the robot voice I imagine it speaking in.)
https://twitter.com/nke_ise

Chase. A short video showing how this is like that.
https://vimeo.com/229457692

An ad for flying robot machine guns. What could possibly go wrong?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTW8uAo_6s

The Onion explains the Iraeli-Palestinian conflict.
http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-explains-israeli-palestinian-conflict-50962

“Other less-plausible theories involve aliens, secret weapons gone awry, and a murder-suicide pact.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_jZc3OhT0

And, a lazy paddle-pole through an abandoned ship resting on the bottom. With slightly distracting camera-angle-foreshortened ice-cream-cone legs, tattoo on right arm(,) (Oxford comma) and giant perfectly spherical belly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wItr2jnnhK4

Ritual of Chüd.

     “My point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically, and we are now dumb enough to take them literally.” -John Dominic Crossan

Here’s the recording* of last night’s (2017-08-11) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

*Technical problems meant that a great deal of this show was not even going out on the air on either KNYO or KMEC. Still, I persevered. The recording is complete, and it’s a pretty good show. Lots of local writing and valuable information.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

What happens just before showtime at the Metropolitan Opera.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdUScE7VZq8

We all know what memories can bring, they bring dominoes and fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIyiGrMt0BI

This cat had some grass in its beezer
Which made it a sad little sneezer.
To quiet the fuss
And mucus and pus
The man pulled it out with a tweezer.
https://imgur.com/gallery/l24ns

Illusions.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/search/label/optical%20illusions

Art.
http://illusion.scene360.com/art/106554/el-gato-chimney/

Phenakistoscopical boxers.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phenakistoscope_3g07692a.gif

The incredible praying mantis.
http://twistedsifter.com/2011/11/the-praying-mantis-facts-photos/

Rocket themed products. (I especially like the coffee table.)
http://www.crookedbrains.net/2017/08/best-rocket-themed-products.html

The chemical spellbinding and bedevilment of semen. “The Number 1 cause of death for females ages 15-59 worldwide is males. More specifically, women ages 15-59 die in this world primarily as a result of being fucked by males.”
https://trustyourperceptions.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/semen-mens-chemical-war-against-women-part-i-male-chemical-munitions-what-semen-does-to-females/

The judgment of Janet. This reminds me of the last scene in Lars von Trier’s /Dogville/.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-judgment-of-janet.html

This is the first chapter in a proposed much longer project about a weapons program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_4Qqnlpi-s

Learning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MhQJNUIYoo

Flying to McDonald’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvQ9DjJNal0

Boom, like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjtwmypFe1c

HALT! No strong reds! Confusion.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/08/pasta-halt.html

Spectropia.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/spectropia_the_popular_19th-century_method_of_conjuring_demons_and_ghosts

Stupid design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhe0Mz6ah0

Stupid design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeQvbIFBks

Fun with statues.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/08/06/fun-with-statues/

The language of pussy. Don’t touch me there. Feed me. Etc.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cat-dictionary-lessons-pussy-and-her-language

Routine job.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPtgsM7U87A

This is something like what the space marine woman in /Aliens/ (Alien 2) imagined they were after when she cocked her gun and flippantly dismissed the danger by saying, “It’s just another bug hunt.” It’s never just another bug hunt.
http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/m/megalograptus.html

Can you hear the difference between a $62 violin and a $462,000 violin?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HotrHNXwpE

Everybody’s pants now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OApLDOqLymw&feature=youtu.be

And the perfect flamingo desktop image. Cover the world. (Juanita has a certificate in exotic animal handling, and she told me once that, just in terms of behavior, you can consider a flamingo a goose.)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/James’s_Flamingo_mating_ritual.jpg

The difference between the way it feels and the way it looks.

     “There’d been six of us at the outset, but after Smythe took a poisoned dart to the chest, Buddlestone fell from the top of a cliff, Stevens and Mayhew were swallowed by quicksand, and Tait-Harris was eaten by ants, only I remained to bring you our amazing tale.” -Anna McDougal

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-08-04) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

And, besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Nighthawks in adequately high resolution. (Click on image to magnify, then navigate with arrow keys.) Up close it’s not so simple.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg

So beautiful even though all those printed plastic signs replaced neon tubes. Imagine this scene lit by real neon signs.
http://imgur.com/JTlpyQ1

Auroras up close. (You might have to click somewhere on the video for the sound to go on. In Firefox I had to.)
https://twitter.com/Raymond_Federle/status/886402837923721218

Mars up close. View the gallery.
http://newatlas.com/fifth-anniversary-curiosity-mars-rover/50762/

Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=byAfC5yW_hw

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

Teenage fashion of the 1980s.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/girls_just_wanna_have_fun_teenage_fashion_of_the_1980s

Plastic girls.
https://vimeo.com/226888246

Living posing machines. (Firefox would not play the videos. Chrome did, though.)
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/03/Proof-That-Chinese-Models-Are-The-Fastest-Models-In-The-World/

Amusing military prop photos of the past.
http://mashable.com/2017/07/30/military-prop-photos

Apparently doing this was a huge fad last year, with millions of people involved, and I only just now found out about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptWWWqkpSj4

“Designed to create hours of fun and excitement when on your next shooting adventure.” The pistol is pointing all over the map. If the intent is to kill or maim everyone in an uncontrollable spray-cone of destruction, why not just make the pistol bore bigger and use a single shotgun shell? That would be: POW, ten shots all at once in a thousandth of a second and no batteries required. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, the tougher people think they look waving a gun around, whether for show or in earnest, the more of a coward and a pussy they are.
http://boingboing.net/2017/08/03/robofinger.html

Any playground anywhere. There are always gonna be two kids who have a problem with each other.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ZHvNDvHd8

Culture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoMtgkRbhD0

Eyebrow-waggling pop German crap in an exploding U-boat. Really. And /OLE!/ at the end!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOnAd5vQ5E

Face-mapping demo art piece. Too short.
https://vimeo.com/210599507

Thrillingly attractive antique motorcycles. Even considered only as sculpture, or only for the names of them. I’ll take any one of the Clevelands, I think, or the 1906 Thor, or the Flying Merkel.
http://newatlas.com/motorcycles-2017-monterey-car-week-auctions/50663/

Art.
http://robotmafia.com/reverie-new-illustrations-by-boris-pelcer/

Art.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_surreal_x-rated_art_of_gerard_gachet

Films of Suzan Pitt.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/the_films_of_suzan_pitt

Infinite foods.
https://konczakowski.tumblr.com/post/145783068839/sushi-roll

Towers of Bologna.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/08/the-towers-of-bologna.html

Nature is reclaiming Fukushima.
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/08/01/nature-is-reclaiming-fukushimas-abandoned-areas/

An ad for Milky Shot, whatever that is.
https://vimeo.com/227718208

An ad for a kind of German backhoe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBMUvAUPTGM

Butts in their natural habitat, just being butts, not selling beer or guns or motorcycles or anything. Still, some people have a problem with that.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/08/02/humpday-heinies-16/

Ride the steamroller Doris Day likes!
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/road_roller_endorsed_by_doris_day

A really effective political ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPHaW2775Bg

5-minute time-lapse Harley-Davidson engine rebuild.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft3GUzuo_AM

Nature and cityscape time-lapse film. (At 1:57 there’s the Griffith Observatory. The telescopic lens, looking downward from the hills, makes the buildings in the background look falsely close.)
https://vimeo.com/50061391

This is more what it looks like when you’re really there.
https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_section/public/media/Culture/Museums%20%26%20Galleries/griffith-observatory-daytime-view.jpg

The fears.
http://www.lostateminor.com/2017/08/02/fran-krause-turns-your-darkest-fears-into-hilarious-comic-strips/

And we’ve all been in some analog of this place. I like the brave little girl who steps up, steels herself for the task (“Okay, let’s do this!”) and goes for it! But I equally like the sensible woman who looks over the edge, says, /Fuck that!/ and climbs back down the ladder. And the tall seemingly determined boy who practically defies the laws of physics to change his mind. And the way they all talk to themselves to make or confirm their decision to go or not. (“No,” a woman whispers, “I don’t have the guts.” But then…!) And Linus and Frida, who discuss it and negotiate about it, whether if one goes the other will actually go, and Frida admits that if Linus jumps she might weasel out of their deal if she sees that “an arm flies off, or something”; they’re so easy with each other; they’ll be happy together the rest of their lives. I give up, I like them all. This is so moving, revealing, human. What a great project, to remind us of the important difference between the way something feels and the way it looks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8-Oc_TOPDI

Push. A short suspenseful film.
https://vimeo.com/222598647

Hell for Hell.
http://www.extrafabulouscomics.com/comic/398/

After the exorcism. Because the job isn’t done until the paperwork is done.
http://www.mrlovenstein.com/comic/895#comic

Nature says FUUUUUUUH! Or KHAAAAN! Or maybe it’s just burping like a boss.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Peacock_calling.jpg

Baby octopockle.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/37798763@N03/3477176605/in/photostream/

Heart story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0

This woman has a pet goldfish that likes to play and be petted and held like a puppy does.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVnE9o5Uxik

Well, now.
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/07/hi-there.html#axzz4oMA4JNjZ

Rhino Road.
https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/893165846251454464

Salvador Dali /Impressions of Upper Mongolia/. Full film. English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJk-DzMvVzE

Grateful Dead/Steely Dan conversion chart.
https://www.steelydan.com/deadtodan.html

Impressive street bass guy with a looping pedal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KoWlVkkQc

Also you might remember this guy too. It isn’t just that a bassist might be a great musician, it’s that this requires tremendous strength. This guy could probably crack walnuts between his fingers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAECmaJ7Ms

Green-beard guy plays guitar on piano.
https://theawesomer.com/sweet-piano-of-mine/438145/

Giant puppet spider and fire dragon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Mufk0B9AE&t=4m48s

A simple physics toy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXBBxoTFApY/

The test.
https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2017/07/27/the-test-comic/

Stay for the wailing NOOOOO! and gnashing of teeth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtEjlpP60M

The Socratic guarantee.
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/196

Splitting the stone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBMcMGBhUVk

The once-future of photographic portraiture. It’s done with mirrors.
http://mashable.com/2017/07/01/photo-multigraphs

The 2017 EyeEm photography finalists. “Keep scrolling to see all photos, or jump directly to a category.”
https://www.eyeem.com/awards/finalists/

Thousands of old comic books to read for free. Includes Slave Girl Comics, Space Mouse, Space Detective, Adventures In Space –lots of ones about things in and of space, Murderous Gangsters!, White Princess of the Jungle, Horror Doom, Medical Romance, etc. and so forth. Literally a lifetime supply of this stuff.
http://comicbookplus.com/?cbplus=categories

“Turns out, it’s genetic.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ua-WVg1SsA

Fun Dune activity book.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/these_odd_dune_coloring_books_adapted_from_the_david_lynch_film_are_brilli

Naughty art nuns.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/naughty_nuns_vintage_nun_porn_from_the_classic_tale_the_nun_more_nsfw_or_ch

Some facts about the human body. For instance: “During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.” And, “Your body has enough iron in it to make a three-inch-long nail.”
http://www.amyoops.com/2017/07/30-weirdly-fascinating-health-body-facts.html

Explanation of benefits.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41514-explanation-of-benefits

The village sniper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHYC4ekzg60

Mister Rogers death metal intro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUY_ObcLtOk

I love this. It’s like the scene with Nolan and Irisa at the beginning of the first episode of /Defiance/, except this is a real father and daughter and not just people in a story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfp5s6sdOeM

Metalized nylon decorative balloons are conductive and can short-circuit power lines. Then, once an arc starts, /air/ is conductive. Then the transformer explodes.
https://theawesomer.com/balloon-boom/438828/

And an odd result of lightning. It seems to rip up the bottom of the river. Can you think of why it might have happened this way?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EWeXPJpSYE

Scaramucci, Scaramucci, will you do the fandango.

     “The best thing I’ve figured out is to just let things get really awful and wait for the joke. There’s always a joke lurking in the darkest shit.” –Steve Almond

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-28) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

And, besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

First contact.
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/41413-first-contact

Watch this short video of detected earthquakes in Oklahoma since 2004 and take a guess when fracking really started up in earnest. Then see The Two Jakes (sequel to Chinatown).
https://twitter.com/USGS_Oklahoma/status/888138239109890049

Now that the Barnum & Baily Circus is no more, here are some pictures of it.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/this-is-what-over-100-years-of-circus-history-looks-like

The Florida Trio rag doll act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR0Thfssutk

Its a fact.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=072317

You don’t have to love your body.
https://ihavenoteeth.com/2015/08/13/you-dont-have-to-love-your-body/

A slow-food movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZd33awqQk

Bec Hill visually translates Edith Piaf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTH9MKiYvM0

Monster.
https://clips.twitch.tv/StylishScrumptiousBobaTheTarFu

Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/paul_whitemans_tv_teen_club

Pride of place.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/amusing_vintage_photos_of_people_posing_with_their_tv_sets

Energy-absorbing baseball tech.
https://www.reddit.com/r/instant_regret/comments/6pbhi1/let_me_catch_this_foul_with_my_nachos_and_beer/

Optimistic nihilism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRqu0YOH14

Extinguished.
https://vimeo.com/213947174

How to make friends.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fteZSLvatHY

Jane Zhang sings the Plava Laguna song from The Fifth Element without any sound processing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBenttZUT7A

Here’s a charming Ukrainian young lady doing the same thing. It sounds /rounder/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfjDnWndwc

Mr. Fish. Reaction.
https://i1.wp.com/theava.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NoTrans.jpg

In Strong Language, a weblog about swearing.
https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/global-autofellation-with-the-mooch/

Schlager, a medley of which. This is a rare example of video actually /benefiting/ from aspect ratio distortion, though it would be even further improved by random fluctuation in the aspect ratio. I think I’ll do that and show you next week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI3lfSywqpQ

Counting to ten then tearing out your unprotected throat. Seven. Eight. Nine.
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/07/21/business/22WEALTH1/22WEALTH1-superJumbo.jpg

Battle simulations. Jedi knights against Medieval foot soldiers in different configurations.
http://www.avclub.com/article/lets-watch-couple-hundred-jedi-kick-600000-medieva-258676

8-part animation.
https://vimeo.com/223268034

My favorite out of all these posters is: 20,000 Leagues (Of Their Own) Under the Sea.
http://www.fark.com/comments/9669173

If.
https://ukiahcommunityblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/christian-crock/

Turtles all the way down.
http://tinyurl.com/y6uqylhq

Stairs all the way up.
http://dornob.com/stairway-to-heaven-infinite-staircase-disappears-into-sky/

“The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures (1851).”
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-heart-of-man-1851/

Molten metal squirtgun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UYe8mxqKOM

And that’s it. Think of this when your friends try to drag you onto some obviously crazy ride. “Come on! You’ll have fun! Don’t be a chicken!” I’d rather live on my feet than die chopped in half and flying through air scented with diesel generator soot, teenage deodorant and fair-food vomit. I’ll be in the exhibit hall appreciating the competitive macrame and the giant six-foot-wide surrealistic San Francisco made of toothpicks and bread dough. And Star Wars airplanes made of Legos. And paintings of a cat sleeping on a horse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpAPheESSVc

White punks on dope.

     “Oy! A cat made of lead cannot fly!”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-21) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

And, besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

India as roller-coaster.
https://vimeo.com/218508470

Life.
https://vimeo.com/225096884

Pluto flyover constructed of data from the New Horizons probe.
http://newatlas.com/pluto-charon-flyover-video-nasa/50504/

Levitating bird.
http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Levitating-Bird/

Hummingbirds in slow motion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtUQ_pz5wlo

Evelyn Hayes, Celery Queen.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/celery_bikini

There’s a long history of symbolic celery in pinup art. Here’s James Lileks’ paean to Art Frahm, master of this. (Click on the title image to enter.)
http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/

Useful information about how to survive a grenade. Hint: don’t be in a swimming pool with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4DnuQOtA8E

Toy rocket engine burning in a fish tank in slow motion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czwBWB5u6Hg&t=3m21s

You can’t even.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRYv_2JRCT0

Spectacular result of car crash into power pole with the lines left live. This is immensely dangerous. Everybody in the video seems to feel safe staying back just a little bit, but all the affected overhead lines are ready to come down. Nobody is safe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ya5O0AQXGo

The world’s largest single firework.
https://imgur.com/C9avGLR

Extreme scooting.
https://imgur.com/RiLefuu

Balance.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/6kztog/dudes_got_some_balance/

A long little doggy getting along.
http://imgur.com/rTKTNin

From Georgia Tech, a new needlessly complicated kind of steps that they say is “easier to use” than the old-as-dirt kind, but either way, up or down, you’d forget it was the new kind and step on it and trip and hit your head on the floor and wrench your back so, if that’s what they were shooting for, then great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgwKoo9J410

Seeing from underneath.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOu136Y9lBQ

Seeing from up above.
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/rocket-launches-look-even-cooler-from-space-1797096516

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky.
http://gizmodo.com/5919685/a-slinky-falling-in-slow-mo-is-totally-hypnotizing

Eclipses explained right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNH3akWXaV8

Gears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQ2pXkYjRM

Enra: Japanese motion graphics dance group.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0813gcZ1Uw8

French jazz dance party. So happy and fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpeUnWrteQM

Wo ai ni, Grandpa.
http://theslot.jezebel.com/the-most-batshit-excerpts-from-that-trump-nyt-interview-1797086287

/Again/ with the brachistochrone race-to-the-bottom thing?
http://curiosamathematica.tumblr.com/post/92414882714/the-brachistochrone-this-animation-is-about-one

Impossible bottles.
https://www.behance.net/gallery/40339069/Impossible-Bottles-2

Idea generator.
http://ideagenerator.creativitygames.net/

Common mistakes guitarists make. (My favorite: flashy guitar flip without strap locks.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TWXVPaIjIc

“But because the cameras are programmed to capture the 30 seconds prior to activation, the officer’s actions before returning from the alley were recorded.” The officer will be more careful and count to 30 next time.
http://boingboing.net/2017/07/19/video-appears-to-show-baltimor.html

Alex Jones’ loony rants turned into an indie folk song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWd6XgBVIcg

Had a kind of poetry to it, sir.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_aLESDql1U

100 amateur evil laughs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT9QippLtyI

Professional evil laughs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpV9bueEZC8

Alan Tudyk in Firefly: “Mine is an evil laugh. Now DIE!” If you start at the beginning (“Yes, yes, this is a fertile land and we will thrive…”), 20 million Firefly fans can finish it for you. Try it in a room full of people and see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxFrgql5dc

A thrilling Hondacar ad. I still call them Hondacars, anyway. And I pronounce Civic /chee-VEECH/, the way they used to do in the Old Country back east, just like downtown.
https://vimeo.com/225845920

Dream inequality.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/dream-inequality

Vintage (1960s) stripper portraits.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/vintage_stripper_portraits_from_1960s

“With my poodles.”
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/194

Hello, tilt-shift Helsinki, most livable teensy city in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYTAKFnaszg

Artist couple’s post-apocalyptic dioramas. “Cleaner than the real living room, sad to say.” Stick with this to the end; it’s lovely, though I don’t fully understand why one of them takes all the credit and the other one, whose work is essential to the project, is fine with that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBpMXuzHR3I

Architect’s model of Star Wars Land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP1jcbPRxc8

How much can you see at once?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxhxL1LzKww

One thing at a time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAD4LSeQ70w

Realistic car chase scene made of RC cars and a cardboard town.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DapPl0lD_9s

Andreas Almstrom added sound to last week’s demo reel of AI learning locomotion. It’s way better this way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itACOKJHYmw

Big.
http://pics.sixpacktech.com/2017/07/15/an-old-gallery-entitled-large-from-april-09/

Interesting music video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKbcbxaD-Co

Money made into tinkertoys by means of cutting slots in it.
http://themindcircle.com/robert-wechsler-money-coin-sculptures/

Bone music. Western music smuggled into mid-20th-century USSR cut and pressed into used X-ray film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMCCYnDvpJQ

The black glove.
http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/toilet_tissue_illness

Yes, that is exactly why everything is bad.
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/index.php?date=072117

All the deaths in all of Game of Thrones, so far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22EcsXOJSfg

The singing Samoyeds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkeyV6lUwuU

And the way whales sleep.
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/07/the-way-sperm-whales-sleep.html

Ouch! O, foolish bee! (The Ballad of Traish LaRue.)

     “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” -Virginia Woolf

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-07-14) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Scott and Alex and Zeke called, and T.J. and Ellen and Carl showed up, and even so I managed to read everything I brought  to read and also play an especially wonderful episode of Murder at Midnight (at about 3:30am). A few operator errors and erratic levels, distortion here and there, both sonic and factual, but nothing of a deal-breaker nature. Disturbing revelations. Titillating romantic polyhedra. Surprises, thrills, a soothing panoramic zoom and swoosh around and through a forest of information. It’s almost as if you were there.

And, besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The trailer for a new feature-length time-lapse movie called Awaken. Something like Koyaanisqatsi and its sequels, but rather about things going right instead of everything going wrong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9GJSV3IZPo

Indonesian avocado ice cream ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t33AOCqW0w

Which Fleet enema is right for you? Test and compare.
http://www.fleetlabs.com/type/enemas/

You got to haz a dream. If you don’t haz a dream, how you gonna haz a dream come true?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqpLzQdqNu0

More thumb.
https://vimeo.com/220291411

Spotting a wasp in slow motion.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/spotting-a-wasp-in-slo-mo/

AI movie poster generator.
http://mickstorm.com/

All true. This is the real world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsRktXy2qGA

And this. (Weegee.)
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/through_a_lens_darkly_weegees_death_disaster

And this. (Jupiter.)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/502739/heres-closest-view-jupiters-great-red-spot-humans-have-ever-seen

And this is not. And soon there won’t be any way to tell the difference.
http://www.nerdcore.de/2017/07/12/synthesizing-obama-from-audio/

Brewer’s yeast plus jellyfish DNA make fluorescent beer. But I’ll bet it still tastes as disgusting as regular beer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNDniWsTadI

What makes children different.
http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-makes-children-different.html

A bizarre fact of corgi-dogs.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/crossing-a-corgi-with-any-other-dog-breed/

Hand painting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzA9HEagCcs

I wrecked your toilet.
http://bitsandpieces.us/2017/07/sorry-bout-that-2/

Land of Islam. “Farewell, thou ancient land of the Moors.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVUzdrrM53o

Disney on Ice.
http://bizarro.com/comics/september-6-2012/

Hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E39GIysMevQ

Doctor.
http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2017/07/bedside-manner.html

So cool! If I had some money, I’d be all like, /Shut up and take my money./ But I’d have to have just a ridiculous amount of money to say that, because this is 25,000 smackeroonies. I know, right? (That’s something like how the kids all talk now.)
https://www.liftfoils.com/